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Viewtiful Rekk: Obelisk Arena. The time for the first match of the Kaiser Tournament is nearly at hand. Waiting in the hall surrounding the arena is one Anna Curtis, running one final check over her Duel Disk and dueling deck.
kwikkidus: "Hello, Anna." comes a voice, followed as usual by Eon. He's shuffling his deck, mostly out of a slight case of performance anxiety. (In all fairness, his streak hasn't been very good lately.)
Viewtiful Rekk: "...Everything's in order..." She mutters, and places her Duel Disk on to her arm. She then freezes in surprise as she hears a voice behind her.
Viewtiful Rekk: She turns around. "....Hello, Mr. Flunky."
kwikkidus: "...Heya. So, apparently I'm your opponent, ne?"
Viewtiful Rekk: "Apparently, yes." She says, and turns back around, shuffling her own deck.
kwikkidus: "...Pardon me, but I'm not particularly good at small talk." he fans his deck out, humming slightly, before moving one card in it to his pocket and putting backin one more, beginning to shuffle again.
Viewtiful Rekk: "It's just as well. We're opponents." She says and places her deck into a case at her side. "There'd be little point to small talk."
Viewtiful Rekk: When the hell are they going to call us out... She thinks with some minor anxiousness.
Myushu: Jenna's sitting in the stands and stuff, awaiting the match! "Mn.. I hope Eon-kun wins this one.."
kwikkidus: "...Oh come come now, it's always nicest to exchange pleasantries before a match."
Sinisquirrel: "In that case..." came a quiet voice from beside the girl. "We have that much in common..."
Myushu: She glances over at the girl before looking away with a slight smile. "Eon-kun's had such awful luck.. If he wins this he'll feel so much better. And if he makes kaiser..!" A small squeel.
Sinisquirrel: "Mmn." Having been witness to the 'terrible luck' just recently, she chooses not to further comment. Except... "They did replace his disk for him, yes?"
Myushu: "..Mm."
kwikkidus: "So... knowing you, you've tweaked your deck just to be perfect for this duel, ne? That is your style..."
Viewtiful Rekk: Meanwhile, out on the arena, there stands the head of Osiris, Ichirou. "Why couldn't they get the Hellnurse or Old Man Soren to do this...." He muttered, staring at a piece of paper, checking his watch every so often.
Viewtiful Rekk: "...Perhaps I have."
TempusAstrum: "Why so aggravated, Ichirou? It's always a pleasure to witness the students push each other to new heights, that it most certainly is."
kwikkidus: "Ehh... either way, good luck to you, right? And may the best man not stab the slightly not as good man this time?"
Viewtiful Rekk: "Yeah, you ain't the one that threw a party for his dorm last night and got about four hours of sleep..." And indeed, there are rings under his eyes.
TempusAstrum: Glances at clock. "I wonder when the students will enter the arena."
Viewtiful Rekk: "...Oh yeah, I was supposed to announce that..." He mutters. He then coughs. "Okay, presenting the first match of the Duel Academy Kaiser Tournament!" He points at the hallway.
Viewtiful Rekk: "The Scorpion Thief, Eon Miliardo Flunky!"
Sinisquirrel: "Hmm. Do you think he'll...?"
Viewtiful Rekk: "...Sounds as if you're being called."
TempusAstrum: "I'm looking forward to this. Since I just started teaching recently, I haven't had these more advanced students in my class before. It should be most exciting, that it should."
kwikkidus: Silently, Eon nods at Anna before walking into the arena, taking his side, and making a mental note to see who exactly was making the nicknames.
Myushu: "I think Eon'll do fine!"
Sinisquirrel: "Ah, I meant... sorry... I meant that I wondered if he'd make a more firey appearance."
Myushu: She smiles as she sees Eon walk into the arena. "Eon-kun!" wave.
Myushu: "..Eon always appears firey to me.."
Viewtiful Rekk: "And his opponent....the Gemstone Princess, Anna Curtis!" He says, pointing once more. Shortly after, Anna walks out, a determined look on her face.
Sinisquirrel: "... ... that's... appropriate enough to say..."
Viewtiful Rekk: And behind the two...guess who. "If I had to bet, I'd put it on Curtis." ....One would had to wonder why he had so many bandages on.
kwikkidus: Eon's eyes are currently shut, as he focuses on ignoring the screaming of the crowd. "Anna. I'm not going to let you take Kaiser from me, ne? You're going to have to earn the title if you want it so badly."
Viewtiful Rekk: "...." Anna merely pulls her deck out.
TempusAstrum: "Ah, this Eon has spirit and great conviction."
Viewtiful Rekk: "Let me make one thing clear, Mister Flunky."
Viewtiful Rekk: "I've been working for this title since the day I stepped into my entrance exams and fought my way into this school."
Sinisquirrel: "Possibly, but..." But, then, she really did hate to disagree with him. "Uhm... there's... the spirit of the underdog, perhaps."
Viewtiful Rekk: "As a duelist, I am perfection. You will not defeat me here." She slams her deck into her Duel Disk.
TempusAstrum: "Hm. She's got a strong sense of will, but I'm afraid Anna may have stepped across that fine line between conviction and arrogance, that I am."
Viewtiful Rekk: Ichirou glances at the two duelists...and smirks ever so slightly, before turning and walking to the edge of the arena. "Time for us to become scarce, Eizan."
kwikkidus: "Perfection... Tch. There's more to a duelist than just that. If we're lucky, I'll get to show you what I mean." he finishes shuffling his deck, placing it intohis disk as well. "Let's duel, ne?"
TempusAstrum: "Very well...."
Viewtiful Rekk: "Hrmph." She activates her Duel Disk. "Duel!"
TempusAstrum: Walks to the seats nearest the arena
Viewtiful Rekk: "That's true, I guess...." He mutters. "He has to have that 2nd rank for somethin'."
Viewtiful Rekk: "I shall go first." She draws six.
kwikkidus: "Wouldn't have it any other way..."
Viewtiful Rekk: "Come forth - Gem Beast Sapphire Pegasus!"
Sinisquirrel: "M-mmn..." Lily nodded with a small smile.
Viewtiful Rekk: A blue stone appears on Anna's field and shatters in a shower of light - when it clears, a white winged horse is standing there, neighing softly. (1800/1200)
Viewtiful Rekk: "Sapphire Pegasus's effect. When it is summoned, I may place one Gem Beast from my deck into my Magic/Trap zone!"
Viewtiful Rekk: A yellow stone appears behind the Pegasus. "Topaz Tiger is set."
Viewtiful Rekk: "One reverse card. I end my turn."
kwikkidus: "Then I guess that makes it mine. Draw!"
kwikkidus: "First off, I think it best to get rid of your Pegasus... To that end, I play the spell card Fissure! It'll send your Pegasus right to the grave."
Viewtiful Rekk: "...Tch." The Pegasus lets out a neigh as it falls to the ground. A sapphire stone appears in Anna's Magic/Trap zone.
kwikkidus: "I see... so destroying a monster sends it to your backfield."
kwikkidus: "Well then, I guess I'll just have to take them down before they get the chance. Don Zaloog,it's time to play!" The infamous master thief takes the field.
TempusAstrum: "...does he realize that what he just said contradicts itself?"
Viewtiful Rekk: "...So it was the Dark Scorpions after all, and not Exodia." She says, frowning slightly.
Viewtiful Rekk: "They're teenagers, Eizan. They say all sorts of stuff..." Ichirou mutters, sipping some coffee.
kwikkidus: "Of course... I left Exodia's power behind long ago. Don Zaloog... direct attack!"
Viewtiful Rekk: "Well, how...." She smirks. "Perfect."
Viewtiful Rekk: "Trap card - Skill Drain!"
kwikkidus: "What?!" His eye twitches slightly.
Viewtiful Rekk: A red aura surrounds Anna (7000) "At the cost of 1000 life points...this negates the effects of all face-up monsters!" The same aura surrounds Don Zaloog as he strikes. (5600)
Viewtiful Rekk: "...Dang." Amado mutters. "Didn't see that comin'."
TempusAstrum: "Hm....bold move. She may regret that, as it can be a double-edged sword, that it can."
kwikkidus: "Well then... I guess there's not much else I can do, aside from setting a reverse. It's your move, Anna."
Viewtiful Rekk: "Maybe...but she just turned all of his monsters into worthless vanillas with practically no stats..."
Sinisquirrel: "Mmn... but if he can keep direct attacking, it won't matter."
Viewtiful Rekk: "Draw!"
Viewtiful Rekk: "One defending monster. End turn." She says, smirking.
kwikkidus: "...Draw."
kwikkidus: "You've just made a stalemate. And as you know... I'm a master of stalemates. I move Don Zaloog to defense mode, and accompany him with a defender. Make your move."
Viewtiful Rekk: "Draw."
Viewtiful Rekk: "Gem Beast Amethyst Cat, in defense." A pink-furred cat appears next to the defender, laying on the ground. It lets out a small yawn. (1200/600)
Viewtiful Rekk: "...K-kitty...." Cue a dreamy look in the Yellow's eyes.
Sinisquirrel: "... ... ... eh?"
Myushu: "..Aw."
Viewtiful Rekk: "....Nothing!"
Viewtiful Rekk: "End turn."
kwikkidus: "I draw."
kwikkidus: "One more defender... and I end my turn.
Viewtiful Rekk: "Draw."
Sinisquirrel: An eyebrow and half a lip quirk. "Saa."
Viewtiful Rekk: A smirk. "I offer Gem Beast Amethyst Cat!" The napping cat disappears. "Gravi-Crush Dragon!"
Viewtiful Rekk: A bulked-up gray dragon appears and roars loudly. (2400/1200)
TempusAstrum: "Hm...an interesting summon choice, that it is."
Viewtiful Rekk: "...Hmm...." She slips a card into her Duel Disk. "One reverse. End turn."
kwikkidus: "That makes it my move... and my move means I draw!"
TempusAstrum: "Naturally, in most circumstances, it would be of use in a Gem Beast deck."
Viewtiful Rekk: "...'Cept Skill Drain just makes it into a big beatstick." Ichirou says, quirking an eyebrow.
kwikkidus: "Hmm... I guess all I can do is end right here." A small smirk. "That Skill Drain sure is useful... Hope you have a plan."
Viewtiful Rekk: "Draw.
TempusAstrum: "With Skill Drain in effect and Gravi-Crush Dragon now on the field, Eon will have to rely upon magic and trap cards to gain any sort of advantage. No Dark Scorpion can beat that monster in head-on battle."
Viewtiful Rekk: "I'll summon Gem Apostle..." A blond female warrior in crystal armor appears. (600/600)
Viewtiful Rekk: "And then I'll flip a second Gem Apostle." A second of the warriors appears. (600/600)
kwikkidus: "If I may... what's the point of all of this?"
Viewtiful Rekk: "Isn't it obvious? Gravi-Crush Dragon, attack Don Zaloog!" The dragon shoots forward, bringing a fist down towards the Don.
kwikkidus: "...No."
kwikkidus: He raises a hand up."Mirror Wall, do your thing. This will halve your Gravi-Crush Dragon's attack, making it unable to destroy my Don Zaloog."
Viewtiful Rekk: "How pointless....Trap Card - Deck Devastation Virus!"
kwikkidus: "...what?!"
Viewtiful Rekk: "By offering a DARK-attribute monster with 2000 or more ATK...." A second away from being killed, Gravi-Crush Dragon evaporates, sending virus spores all over Eon's field.
Viewtiful Rekk: "For the next turn, all monsters on your field and in your hand with 1500 or less ATK....are immediately sent to the graveyard." She says, smiling.
kwikkidus: "But... that's..!" His eyes just get even wider.
Viewtiful Rekk: A smile. "Perfection? Yes. It is. Now let's see your field and hand, Mr. Flunky."
kwikkidus: On the field, Don Zaloog, Menae the Thorn, and Mystic tomato are all destroyed. His hand is also revealed, showing off the Dark Scorpion Hideout, a Mirror Wall, and a Secret Pass to the Treasures, while Chick the Yellow explodes.
Myushu: "Oh, Eon-kun..."
Sinisquirrel: "I'd like to say that was a good move," Lily muttered. "But the commentary after 'perfectly' ruined the momentum for me."
Viewtiful Rekk: A smile. Just as planned. "Gem Apostles, direct attack." The warriors unsheathe their blades and leap through the wall, slashing at Eon.
kwikkidus: (7400) "Ghh...!" He winces, before throwing his right arm to the side. "I'm nowhere near through yet!"
kwikkidus: "Are you... quite finished now..?"
Viewtiful Rekk: "Both Skill Drain and Devastation...geez, you'd think she went through his whole deck beforehand."
Viewtiful Rekk: "One reverse. End turn."
kwikkidus: "...DRAW!'
kwikkidus: "I opt not to pay for mirror wall! Two reverses, and I end!"
Viewtiful Rekk: "Draw!"
Sinisquirrel: "Our decks are publicly listed, after all... I think it's a kind of tactic to encourage us to continually modify our decks, or something of that nature."
Viewtiful Rekk: "Apostle, attack!" The first warrior leaps up and slashes downward.
kwikkidus: (6800) "Tch..!"
Viewtiful Rekk: "Next!" The second one does similarly.
kwikkidus: (6200)
Viewtiful Rekk: "End turn."
kwikkidus: "..I... I draw!" Another Hideout.
kwikkidus: "That's all I can do this round... go."
Viewtiful Rekk: "Draw."
Viewtiful Rekk: "I play the magic Rare Value. Select one of my Gem Beasts. It goes to the grave, and I draw 2."
kwikkidus: "I choose your Topaz Tiger..."
Viewtiful Rekk: The topaz evaporates, and Anna draws 2.
Viewtiful Rekk: "Gem Beast Garnet Fox!" A bright orange fox appears, growling slightly. (1300/1600)
Viewtiful Rekk: "Gem Apostle!" The Apostle leaps forward.
kwikkidus: (5600) "Tchh..."
Viewtiful Rekk: "Again!" The other leaps forward.
kwikkidus: (5000)
Viewtiful Rekk: "Garnet Fox!"
kwikkidus: (3700)
Viewtiful Rekk: "End turn."
kwikkidus: "I... I draw!'
kwikkidus: A Mirror Force shows. "...Well. No reason to hide it, is there? I set a reverse, and end."
Viewtiful Rekk: "Draw!"
Sinisquirrel: Here's to hoping it's just the break he needs.
Viewtiful Rekk: "One Gem Apostle shifts to defense....and the other attacks directly."
kwikkidus: (3100)
Viewtiful Rekk: "Garnet Fox!"
kwikkidus: (1800) "Heh... Not bad."
Viewtiful Rekk: "Haha...do you see, Mr. Flunky?"
Myushu: She clenches her fists. "C'mon.. Eon.. C'mon..."
Viewtiful Rekk: "I told you. As a duelist, I am perfect. You cannot defeat me."
Viewtiful Rekk: "Save yourself the embarrassment of a further pummeling...and forfeit."
Myushu: "She's so damn cocky.. Nn.. Eon-kun!"
kwikkidus: "...No, Anna. You're not perfect as a duelist. Really, you're just me at the start of the year. Obsessed with your own greatness. If I gave in to you, I'd have learned nothing."
TempusAstrum: "A demand of forfeit? What kind of duelist is she? No duelist should ever want that from their opponent...."
Sinisquirrel: "I'd have to agree. It's rather pompous to assume that a forfeit is better than a loss."
kwikkidus: "Someone's going to beat you, and if it isn't me... I'm going to pummel you as best as I possibly can!"
Viewtiful Rekk: "That's Obelisk for ya, I guess..."
Viewtiful Rekk: "Ahah....we'll see."
kwikkidus: "So I take it your turn is over?"
Viewtiful Rekk: "I end my turn. My virus has run its course, so feel free to attempt a comeback."
kwikkidus: "Draw."
Sinisquirrel: "..." Significant eyebrow quirk at Amado.
Viewtiful Rekk: "...What?"
kwikkidus: "Alright then... you want a comeback! I'll start it the way I start everything. One monster in defense. End."
Sinisquirrel: "... ... mmn, nothing." Turning back to the duel now.
Viewtiful Rekk: "....Lily-chan, you know I hate that...." He mutters.
Viewtiful Rekk: "Draw!"
Sinisquirrel: "I know, Amado-kun."
Viewtiful Rekk: "Garnet Fox, attack!"
kwikkidus: "To that attack, I chain two cards!"
kwikkidus: "The first is known as Mirror Wall! I'm certain you know what it does... And as for the second..." Dust tornado flies up. "I'm getting rid of your Skill Drain!"
Viewtiful Rekk: "Ah....of course." She had seen the Dust Tornado and Mirror Wall after all.
kwikkidus: "As for the monster you attacked... Say hello to Dark Scorpion - Menae the Thorn!
Viewtiful Rekk: (4450)
TempusAstrum: "Hm...what will he use Meanae's search effect to call to his aid, though, I wonder...."
kwikkidus: He fans out his deck, and looks at it. "...Only one chance to make a pull. So I guess I'll just pull....." He grabs a card. "Dark Scorpion Plan A!"
Viewtiful Rekk: "Ah, very well."
kwikkidus: "Sorry, Anna... you don't get to see what I really want until my next turn."
Viewtiful Rekk: The other apostle kneels down. "My other Apostle to defense...and the Permanent Magic Gem Tree."
Viewtiful Rekk: A glowing tree appears on her field.
kwikkidus: "...Effect, if you would?"
Viewtiful Rekk: "Whenever a Gem Beast is placed into my Magic/Trap zone, it gains a counter."
Viewtiful Rekk: "I can sacrifice it to summon that many Gem Beasts from my deck to my Magic/Trap zone."
kwikkidus: "I see..."
Viewtiful Rekk: "End turn."
kwikkidus: "Draw!"
kwikkidus: "Of course, I can't pay for Mirror Wall.. so it will crumble." And it does, in thousands of glass shards.
kwikkidus: "Now... I call upon Don Zaloog. Attack mode."
kwikkidus: "Next, Menae the Thorn moves to attack mode. She will also be given the distinct privilege of having a spell card called 'Secret Pass to the Treasures' played on her.
kwikkidus: "...All or nothing, here goes! Don Zaloog, attack the Garnet Fox!"
Viewtiful Rekk: (4350) The Fox is destroyed.
kwikkidus: "...I'll discard a card from your hand, at random."
Viewtiful Rekk: "Ah, but first off..." A stone of Garnet appears in her backfield.
kwikkidus: "Yes, yes, I know..."
Viewtiful Rekk: "And Garnet Fox's own effect...when it's destroyed by battle, I can place a Gem Beast into my Magic/Trap zone from my hand." A stone of Lapis appears.
Viewtiful Rekk: "Now, I have four cards in my hand. Choose one."
kwikkidus: "The middle left, from my view."
Viewtiful Rekk: She places Royal Decree into her grave.
kwikkidus: "Now then... Menae the Thorn! Direct attack!"
Viewtiful Rekk: "That could've been a problem." Amado mutters.
Viewtiful Rekk: (3350)
kwikkidus: "Again, I get to pull one Dark Scorpion to my hand..."
kwikkidus: "And i want Chick the Yellow. Make your move!"
Viewtiful Rekk: "Draw"
Viewtiful Rekk: "I activate my trap - Rainbow Star!"
kwikkidus: "...hum?"
Viewtiful Rekk: Three points of light appear on the Gems in Anna's backfield. The points shoot into the air and bathe the girl in a warm light.
Viewtiful Rekk: "For every Gem Beast in my Magic and Trap zones...I gain 1000 life points." (6350)
kwikkidus: "I see..."
Myushu: "Guu..!"
Viewtiful Rekk: "And then, I'll pay 1000 life points to activate a spell from my deck..." (5350)
Viewtiful Rekk: "Go, Rainbow Vortex!"
Sinisquirrel: "Well. We can see why she didn't set the Decree, then."
Viewtiful Rekk: "As long as this card is in play...I have unlimited Magic/Trap zones for my Gem Beasts."
Viewtiful Rekk: The field slot of her deck opens. "Next, the Field Magic - Ancient Rainbow City - Rainbow Ruin!"
kwikkidus: "...nnnn,.... this is bad."
Viewtiful Rekk: The field turns into an ancient roman Colosseum, the bleachers changing to match.
Viewtiful Rekk: "And then, I offer Gem Tree!" The tree, with 2 counters, evaporates.
Sinisquirrel: I only thank god our clothes haven't changed to match.
Viewtiful Rekk: A glance down at his beloved. ...Why couldn't our clothes have changed too...
Viewtiful Rekk: "Onyx Seprent! Ruby Carbuncle!" Two more gems appear in her Magic/Trap zone.
kwikkidus: "...Oh dear."
Viewtiful Rekk: "I have 4 Gem Beasts in my Magic/Trap zone....so Rainbow Ruin allows me to draw 1." She slides a card off her deck.
Viewtiful Rekk: "Followed by another copy of Rare Value."
kwikkidus: He points right at the Serpent.. "Get rid of that one."
Viewtiful Rekk: It evaporates. He draws 2.
Viewtiful Rekk: She smiles.
Viewtiful Rekk: "Seven."
Viewtiful Rekk: "I now have seven Gem Beasts on my field, and in my graveyard."
kwikkidus: "...i see that. Your point?"
Viewtiful Rekk: "That is the summoning requirement...."
Viewtiful Rekk: She holds up a card. "For my ultimate monster."
Viewtiful Rekk: "Come out...."
Viewtiful Rekk: "ULTIMATE GEM GOD - RAINBOW DRAGON!"
Viewtiful Rekk: She slaps the card down....and for a moment there's silence. And then, there's an explosion of light from her field and graveyard.
kwikkidus: Wince. "That... is pretty bright..."
Viewtiful Rekk: A roar sounds out as a silhouette from all the different clashing lights. When it clears, a massive dragon, towering right to the ceiling is there. It lets out a roar. (4000/0)
Sinisquirrel: "Why can't these things ever be a 'white' noise?" Lily grumbles, covering her eyes.
Myushu: "Waah.." she frowns, "This.. this sucks.."
Viewtiful Rekk: "...Stupid summoning requirement makin' me unable to run such an awesome dragon..." Amado mutters.
Sinisquirrel: "Though now it makes one wish Skill Drain were still in effect."
Viewtiful Rekk: "Well technically, Lily-chan, Skill Drain only affects effects on the field. It doesn't affect Summoning Requirements or costs.
Viewtiful Rekk: "It's over." Anna says simply. "Rainbow Dragon. Attack."
Viewtiful Rekk: The dragon breathes in, and fires a multicolor stream of pure energy down at Don Zaloog.
kwikkidus: "...I think someone forgot a reverse I set... didn't they?" It's probably immune, but... hey, why not. "Mirror Force!"
Sinisquirrel: "Mmn, but there would have been other effects... I'm sure."
Y Ruler of Time: Alexander types feverishly into his laptop as the immense, colorful dragon unleashes its attack
Y Ruler of Time: 'This is it...the most powerful card in Anna's deck...combined with Rainbow Ruin...unbelievable! And despite all my testing...I still have no effective way of countering it...'
Viewtiful Rekk: "!!" She frowns. "Instant Magic! Book of Moon!"
kwikkidus: "...What?"
Viewtiful Rekk: The Dragon roars, before vanishing, turning only to a defense mode face-down monster. The Apostles are both wiped out.
kwikkidus: "Hey, Anna... you said it was over. Did you forget or something?"
Viewtiful Rekk: "Shut your mouth."
Y Ruler of Time: Alex smirks at the desperation maneuver "Clever girl...but thanks to Mr. Flunky I know I can defeat that creature..."
Viewtiful Rekk: "When a Gem Apostle is destroyed by an effect and I have two or more Gem Beasts in my Magic/Trap zone, I can set one from my deck into my Magic/Trap zone."
kwikkidus: "As you wish... I'll let the cards do the talking..."he brushes a strand of hair away. "Anything else?"
Viewtiful Rekk: Dammit! She thinks. I have to protect Rainbow Dragon....but how...!
Viewtiful Rekk: "Gr....Amber Mammoth, Sapphire Pegasus, set!" Two more stones appear.
Y Ruler of Time: 'How ironic...' Alex picks up his thermos from next to where he is seated, and sips from it
Y Ruler of Time: 'In reality, Anna Curtis has revealed the greatest weakness of Rainbow Dragon of all...with zero defense, and its effects unavailable while face down...it's utterly helpless'
Viewtiful Rekk: "...Why's she freaking out? She still has a massive field advantage with all those beasts, even if she does lose that huge dragon..."
Y Ruler of Time: 'Then again, I'm making a pair of assumptions that are foolish to make...'
kwikkidus: "...So what are you going to do, hum?"
Y Ruler of Time: 'One, that Anna will retain her advantage...'
Y Ruler of Time: 'And two...that I'll ever get the chance to face her'
Viewtiful Rekk: "Gem Beast, Emerald Turtle in defense!" A shell with several points of emerald sticking out appears. (600/2000)
Viewtiful Rekk: "When I have five or more Gem Beasts with Rainbow Ruin, I can special summon one from my Magic/Trap zone!"
Y Ruler of Time: Alex looks confused by Anna's remark "Five...or more?"
kwikkidus: "...So what's your pick?"
Sinisquirrel: "Because it is the title monster of her deck, and she lost it to a miscalculation. She does seem to be bent on perfection, and that was a critical error."
Viewtiful Rekk: "...Sapphire Pegasus!" The horse appears again.
Viewtiful Rekk: "This time, I'll set a monster from my grave. Topaz Tiger!" The piece of topaz appears again.
Viewtiful Rekk: She frowns. "...End turn."
Sinisquirrel: Lily smiles. "Though at this rate, I'm beginning to wonder how long she can keep pulling them into her backfield like that."
kwikkidus: "I draw!"
kwikkidus: "Now then... I'll lead off by giving us a change of venue... Dark Scorpion Hideout!"
Viewtiful Rekk: "No."
kwikkidus: "...No? Tributing your Pegasus, then?"
Viewtiful Rekk: "I activate Rainbow Ruin's effect. When I have 3 or more Gem Beasts in my Magic/Trap zone, I can offer one to negate a Magic or Trap!"
Viewtiful Rekk: The Pegasus evaporates.
kwikkidus: "Very nice... but it won't save you. And you know why, if you're awake..." he holds up a card in his hand. "You have one crystal monster left. So I activate...my second Hideout."
Viewtiful Rekk: She snarls. Emerald Turtle evaporates.
kwikkidus: "That having been done... Dark Scorpion Plan A.
kwikkidus: "Cliff the Trap Remover comes to my hand... and I'll summon him in attack mode!"
kwikkidus: "Don Zaloog... attack her facedown Rainbow Dragon.
Viewtiful Rekk: The defending dragon is shot...and roars in pain as it crumbles to nothing.
kwikkidus: "Cliff! Menae! Direct attack!"
Viewtiful Rekk: "...You will pay for that. Mark my words."
Viewtiful Rekk: "I use Rainbow Ruin's effect to halve the damage from Cliff's attack!" (3750)
kwikkidus: "That's fine... because that's the last time you're going to use the effect of your spell cards in this duel!" He points at the Rainbow Vortex. "Crush it, Cliff!"
Viewtiful Rekk: "What?!"
kwikkidus: "Cliff's effect... when he deals you battle damage, I can destroy one spell or trap card on the field. Surely a duelist of your caliber would know that..."
Viewtiful Rekk: The vortex card evaporates.
Viewtiful Rekk: That means...I have 6 full Magic/Trap zones!
kwikkidus: "I think you have a few too many cards there now... You should even it out."
Viewtiful Rekk: She gulps. I can't play anymore spells or traps...!
Y Ruler of Time: Alex blinks as he looks between the two duelists, his laptop now resting beside him
Y Ruler of Time: "Unbelievable...he made such a difference in one turn..."
kwikkidus: "To my hand! Mustering of the Dark Scorpions!"
kwikkidus: "And I'm not done yet! I'll activate it, to summon Chick the Yellow in defense mode, and Gorg the strong in attack!"
Viewtiful Rekk: "...That's something I'd expect from Henry, not Flunky." A compliment? Maybe.
kwikkidus: "That makes all five! My turn is over, Anna."
Viewtiful Rekk: "Draw!"
Viewtiful Rekk: "Rainbow Ruin's effect!" She draws again.
Sinisquirrel: "Mmn. The change does show better now, doesn't it?"
Viewtiful Rekk: "You forgot one thing..."
Viewtiful Rekk: "I have 5 Gem Beasts..."
Viewtiful Rekk: "So I can special summon one."
Viewtiful Rekk: She points at the vibrantly glowing piece of ruby in her back field.
kwikkidus: "...Hum?"
Viewtiful Rekk: "Gem Beast Ruby Carbuncle - special summon." The ruby shatters and a purple little being appears, with a gem on the end of its tail.
Viewtiful Rekk: ""When Ruby is summoned....I can special summon as many Gem Beasts from my Magic/Trap zone as I desire."
kwikkidus: "...I see..."
Y Ruler of Time: Alex drains the remaining tea from his thermos "This is it...Ruby Carbuncle...the card that makes Anna's rush more dangerous than my own!"
Viewtiful Rekk: "I'll summon everything but Garnet Fox." Four monsters appear next to Ruby.
kwikkidus: "...I see..."
Y Ruler of Time: "I came to see this duel so I could make some last-minute preparations..." Alex muttered to himself, laptop back in its proper place
Viewtiful Rekk: "When Lapis Hare is in my monster zone and Rainbow Ruin is in play, all of my Gem Beasts gain 300 ATK."
Y Ruler of Time: "But this duel...I can't help but get caught up in it!"
Viewtiful Rekk: Sapphire Pegasus: 2100 Lapis Hare: 1700 Amber Mammoth: 2000, Topaz Tiger: 1900 Ruby Carbuncle: 700
kwikkidus: "Well played, Anna..."
Viewtiful Rekk: "I'm not done." She says and holds up another card. "Magic Card - Lightning Vortex."
Viewtiful Rekk: "I'll discard Diamond Hawk to destroy all face-up monsters on your field."
kwikkidus: One field clearance later... he's got nothing left.
Y Ruler of Time: Alex's thermos is crushed in his frantic grip "A one-turn-kill strategy! Unreal!"
Viewtiful Rekk: "Lapis Hare, direct attack!" The bunny leaps over and kicks Eon in the shin.
Sinisquirrel: There's one word for this situation... or so Lily feels. "Overkill..."
Myushu: "Ghn.."
kwikkidus: (100)
Viewtiful Rekk: "No kidding...." AMado mutters.
kwikkidus: "You know, it's kind of rude to do that."
Viewtiful Rekk: "I could have all of my monsters assault you." She says.
Viewtiful Rekk: "But you're not worth the effort, trash. Ruby."
Viewtiful Rekk: The Carbuncle lets out a call and leaps up, shooting a red beam at Eon.
Myushu: "Trash?! Why that little..!"
Sinisquirrel: "But the Vortex alone in conjunction with... there was no real need to summon as many as possible. Was there?"
kwikkidus: (0000) "...And that's game, it seems."
Viewtiful Rekk: Anna deactivates her Duel Disk, her monster disappearing in the process. "So it is."
Y Ruler of Time: Alex clutches his hand in pain upon realizing he just crushed a plastic container...which tends to get jagged when it's crushed
Y Ruler of Time: "Anna Curtis...Rainbow Dragon...that insane rush..."
kwikkidus: He shuts his eyes,smiling. "...Looks like I'm still doing something wrong. But by the same token... your deck is far from perfect. I do hope you realize that."
Y Ruler of Time: "That's what awaits me if I can get past Casey Rain..."
Viewtiful Rekk: "Guess it was just a for-show thing."
TempusAstrum: "That was quite an upset, that it was...." re-buttons collar button and cinches up tie, but leaves sleeves rolled up a bit
Viewtiful Rekk: "You're the loser. You have no right to critique me."
Sinisquirrel: Lily sighs. "Now I know I'll be rooting for Casey-san... Jenna-san, promise you'll never become like that when it comes to your wins." It doesn't sound like a request.
Viewtiful Rekk: "No kiddin'. Thought he had her there for a sec." Ichirou says as he stands up. He then walks over to the arena. "And there you go folks! The winner of the first duel! The Gemstone Princess, Anna Curtis!"
Myushu: She looks at Lily, frowning. "How can ya even think I would?"
kwikkidus: "...Well, sounds good. But..." he waves a hand, heading out of the ring. "We'll see next year, eh?"
Viewtiful Rekk: "Pft. Masami couldn't be like that if she tried!" Semi-friendly noogie.
Sinisquirrel: "I just like to cover my bases."
Myushu: "H-Hey..!" she pushes Amado away. "It takes me too long to fix my hair.."
Myushu: ..And once Eon heads out of the ring, Jenna gets up and goes towards him. "Eon-kun!"
kwikkidus: "..." He turns back around towards her. "Ehh. Sorry I couldn't win for you. As usual."
Viewtiful Rekk: "Hrmph." Anna shuffles her cards into her Duel Disk for a moment, and stares at the Dragon for a moment...before shuffling it in as well and walking out.
Y Ruler of Time: Alex stands up as Anna walks by
Y Ruler of Time: "Congratulations...I hope to get a chance to face you"
Viewtiful Rekk: She snorts. "No offense Alexander, but I wouldn't bet money on you."
Myushu: "Eon-kun.. It's okay. You did really great still!"
Sinisquirrel: "Perfection is an admirable trait in some, but in others..." She sighed, placing her head on the back of the chair in front of her. "On the other hand, I never want to be under that duress."
kwikkidus: "...I guess... But didn't you notice it?"
Y Ruler of Time: Alex narrows his eyes slightly, "None taken...but we'll see"
Viewtiful Rekk: She then continues walking out, eventually leaving the arena.
Myushu: "Hn..?"
kwikkidus: "That deck of mine and I... we really don't sync. Not at all..."
Viewtiful Rekk: "Not unless you have to save the world, eh?"
Sinisquirrel: Blue doom lines. "That's far, far worse."
Y Ruler of Time: He reaches into his jacket, pulling out his deck, and smirks as he pulls off the top card "We'll see...won't we, Ohm?"
Myushu: "Gomen..."
Viewtiful Rekk: "Eheheh....sorry..."
Sinisquirrel: "... anybody else but her, hmm?"
kwikkidus: "It's not a big deal... It's just a matter of finding myself."
Myushu: "I.. I can help you again, Eon-kun."
Viewtiful Rekk: "....Huh?" He blinks.
Rakath Chaos: In the back of the room sat Amilie Ronin, "So... Eon lost... Interesting..."
kwikkidus: "Not this time. I need to find it myself. My own center... But to do that..." A small smirk. "I have to find out who 'me' really is, ne?"
Sinisquirrel: "Ah... I was thinking... hoping, rather, that we were in agreement that 'anybody else but her' should be Kaiser. Though at this point I'd prefer Casey-san out of them all."
Myushu: She looks at him.. and smiles softly, nodding her head. "..Yeah."
Y Ruler of Time: Alex sneezes for...some reason
Viewtiful Rekk: "....Yeah." He nods in agreement.
Viewtiful Rekk: "...Although I dunno if I'd be all that fond of Flunky being Kaiser either."
Viewtiful Rekk: "Lesser of two evils is still an evil, if you catch my drift...."
Sinisquirrel: "Or what about 'the devil you know'?"
Viewtiful Rekk: "Somethin' like that."
kwikkidus: "...I'll catch you later, okay? I think I need to be alone a while. You know where to look if you need me. Alright?"
Myushu: Again, she nods her head, giving him a hug, "Hai, Eon-kun.."
Sinisquirrel: "Speaking of such... I'm hoping Bruce will be here to see the end of the duels."
Viewtiful Rekk: "....'Scuse me for a sec, Lily-chan." He says and stands up, before heading off.
Sinisquirrel: "Mmn."
kwikkidus: He hugs back for a second, before taking a few steps back and... unceremoniously turning the next corner.
Viewtiful Rekk: When Eon exits the arena...there will be one Amado Tsukayama.
Myushu: "..Mrm."
kwikkidus: "...Yo."
Viewtiful Rekk: "..."
Viewtiful Rekk: "Okay, listen up, Flunky."
Viewtiful Rekk: "If the ranks at this stupid school meant anything, Henry'd be Kaiser, and all of us would be in the Blue dorm."
Viewtiful Rekk: "Kaiser is crap, all the rankings are crap, and if you became the Kaiser, it'd just mean you were crap too."
Viewtiful Rekk: "So don't waste your time or anyone else's being emo because you lost your shot at it."
kwikkidus: "Tsukayama..." He just puts a hand on the boy's shoulder. "I'm not sure you get it." A smile."I'm not 'Emo' at all... I'm just... mildly confused. Yes, that's the way to put it."
Viewtiful Rekk: He snorts.
Viewtiful Rekk: "How many decks've you made. Exodia and Dark Scorpions?"
kwikkidus: "...Just the Dark Scorpions, actually."
Viewtiful Rekk: "...Well, I tried 26 different themes before I found the Armed Dragons."
Viewtiful Rekk: "Each one, I completely sucked with it."
Viewtiful Rekk: "So don't think you're so awesome to be able to get it right on your first try."
Viewtiful Rekk: "....hey."
Viewtiful Rekk: "Did you just say you didn't make that Exodia deck?"
kwikkidus: "...You're quick on the uptake, huh. Yeah. I didn't make it."
Viewtiful Rekk: "...."
Viewtiful Rekk: "Steal it from your teacher?"
kwikkidus: "It was a deck that my uncle made, actually... a brilliant duelist, but he was by no means known. At all... He was more a thief than anything else."
kwikkidus: "I decided that was unfair... So I took the deck, and also his name. And so... here I am."
Viewtiful Rekk: "...." A small chuckle.
Viewtiful Rekk: "You're such a fraud, Flunky." He mutters, shaking his head.
kwikkidus: "WAS such a Fraud. I learn very quickly... After all..." smirk. "Prior to my building that Scorpion deck, every duel I've ever been in was simply me copying his strategy, down to the very last detail."
Viewtiful Rekk: "Well, whatever. I'm gonna go watch the next duel."
Viewtiful Rekk: "By the way....next time..."
kwikkidus: "Hnn?"
Viewtiful Rekk: "I'm gonna beat you with the Armed Dragons."
kwikkidus: "...You're a real big talker, Tsukayama. We'll see." Is that a genuine smile? At AMADO?
Viewtiful Rekk: "So figure out your next deck before then...'cause I'm not gonna stop getting stronger on your account." He says, and starts walking.
Viewtiful Rekk: "...Yeah, I guess we will."
kwikkidus: "Sounds good to me... And don't lose before then." He will be walking off too, in the other direction.
Y Ruler of Time: Alex sighs, and stands up, closing up his laptop. "Well, I guess it's finally time, then..."
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