Viewtiful Rekk (7:43:24 PM): --------------------------------------------------------------------
Viewtiful Rekk (7:46:00 PM): "Lesse...." Ichirou muttered, glancing down at a clipboard. Roughly an hour had passed since Anna's victory over Eon, and it was coming time for the next match to begin.
Sinisquirrel (7:46:47 PM): "Uhm, er..." Time was close at hand. "Good luck... Casey-san... Hiita and I will be, uhm, r-rooting for you..."
Polk Kitsune (7:47:09 PM): In the waiting area, Casey shuffled his deck, over and over. His turn was coming in soon. This would decided it, if he was ready or not...
Viewtiful Rekk (7:47:26 PM): Students were slowly starting to filter back into the arena, while he'd made a makeshift bed from the chairs at the floor of the arena and had taken a power nap (or 3).
Polk Kitsune (7:47:42 PM): He smiled at her. "Thank you, Ren-chan. I'll give it my all."
Sinisquirrel (7:48:06 PM): Said duel spirit came up and 'affectionately' punched him in the arm. "Lose and you're outta the family."
Y Ruler of Time (7:48:15 PM): Alex fidgeted a bit, a bit nervous about the match ahead
Y Ruler of Time (7:48:43 PM): 'Anna and Eon had an amazing duel...I'm going to have to be at the top of my game to have a chance in this tournament...'
Polk Kitsune (7:50:10 PM): His eyes narrowed as she punched at him, but gave an amused smirk. "Please. Like you could do anything without me."
Sinisquirrel (7:51:14 PM): "What was that, punk!?" "C-come on, Hiita-san... they're going to announce soon..." "Hmph. Fine. I might cheer, if I feel like it." Sweatdrop.
Polk Kitsune (7:52:03 PM): He gave a slight chuckle, leaning down, and kissing Ren quickly. "See you two out there."
Sinisquirrel (7:53:25 PM): "...!! ...!! ...!!" Brother. Okay, kid, move over. Hiita-san! He! There! On! I know, I know... And, forcefully, the body of Ren Ikuhara moved towards the stands, her skin fiercely tinted pink.
kwikkidus (7:53:43 PM): Also into the arena wandered the head of the blue dorm, finding her way to a seat near Ichirou. "This should be interesting, would you not agree, Ichirou?"
Viewtiful Rekk (7:54:09 PM): Ichirou lazily looked up through the arena, then at his watch. He then heard the voice of his fellow dorm head. "Eh, whatever." He muttered in response.
Polk Kitsune (7:55:06 PM): He gave a smirk, watching her walk off, and turned out toward the area. "... It's time..."
Y Ruler of Time (7:55:10 PM): Alex stopped fiddling, and stared at the ceiling above, "Come on," he muttered impatiently, "Start it already"
Viewtiful Rekk (7:56:37 PM): "Alright...." A small yawn. "Now, for the second match of the Kaiser tournament!" He pointed at the hallway.
Viewtiful Rekk (7:56:38 PM): "First off, the Fire Commander, Casey Rain!" As he read the paper, he gave a small inward smirk at his naming skills.
TempusAstrum (7:57:13 PM): "You certainly enjoy making up names, Ichirou, that you do."
Polk Kitsune (7:57:48 PM)
: Casey walked into the area, with a solid and confident pace, waving to some of the people in the stand.
Viewtiful Rekk (7:58:17 PM): "Well who will if I don't?" He mutters.
Viewtiful Rekk (7:58:30 PM): Countless fangirls scream. Banners are waved. That is all.
Sinisquirrel (7:59:09 PM): And one small, weak wave... quiet for now, but soon The Other Personality would surely emerge to threaten some of the prettier fangirls.
Viewtiful Rekk (7:59:53 PM): "And secondly..." He points again. "The Machine Overlord, Alexander Hawkeye!"
Polk Kitsune (7:59:58 PM): Casey gave a side glance to the rooting fangirls, but tried to remain focused. No time to be distracted.
Y Ruler of Time (8:00:33 PM): Alex pondered the nickname a moment, and shrugged before nodding in approval and entering the arena
Viewtiful Rekk (8:01:05 PM): Dead silence.
Y Ruler of Time (8:01:14 PM): "..."
Viewtiful Rekk (8:01:33 PM): Kidding. There's cheering, but not to the volume of Casey's.
kwikkidus (8:01:40 PM): "It appears that Casey is the crowd favorite."
Viewtiful Rekk (8:02:09 PM): Ichirou mutters something that vaguely sounds like "Meso'd beat the pants off both...."
TempusAstrum (8:02:29 PM): "What was that, Professor?"
TempusAstrum (8:02:34 PM)
: Smiling innocently at Ichirou
Y Ruler of Time (8:02:53 PM)
: Alex doesn't acknowledge the crowd much, instead focusing his gaze on his target. Casey Rain
Viewtiful Rekk (8:03:08 PM): "Just commenting on how my students could beat any Blue student with the greatest of ease." He says rather off-handedly.
Y Ruler of Time (8:03:20 PM): 'I've been preparing for this matchup for a long time...'
kwikkidus (8:04:13 PM): "I rather doubt that... I recall Amado being your student, and one of our newest blues having to crush him beneath her heel to get there."
TempusAstrum (8:04:16 PM): "Professor, although I agree with your enthusiasm for you students, I must protest your biased comments."
Polk Kitsune (8:04:59 PM)
: Casey glared back, his eyes narrowing. Alright... This is it.
Y Ruler of Time (8:05:50 PM): Alex took his place opposite Casey, matching his unblinking look...and smiles slightly
TempusAstrum (8:05:53 PM): "They're both focused. They'll give it their all. That is good, that it is. Most definitely, there is the spirit of a Kaiser in each of them."
Viewtiful Rekk (8:05:57 PM)
: "Amado isn't a red, is he, Hellnurse?" He asks idly, before walking to the center of the arena.
Viewtiful Rekk (8:06:14 PM): "Now then, are the both of you ready?"
Y Ruler of Time (8:06:28 PM): "It's been a long time since I dueled such a high-ranked student, Casey Rain," he says, "I've been looking forward to this"
Polk Kitsune (8:11:00 PM): "Same here, Alex Hawkeye." He gave with a confident smirk. "But I'm not here to chatter. I've worked hard enough to get here."
Viewtiful Rekk (8:11:35 PM): "....I'll take those as yeses." Ichirou says, a small amount of disinterest seeped into his voice.
Viewtiful Rekk (8:11:45 PM): "Alright, start the duel!" He says, before making his way off of the arena.
Polk Kitsune (8:12:28 PM): With a swift motion, Casey placed his deck in his duel disk. "Let's do this!"
Y Ruler of Time (8:12:53 PM): Alex nods emphatically, copying the motion
Polk Kitsune (8:13:00 PM): "Duel!"
Y Ruler of Time (8:13:38 PM): "Let's"
Polk Kitsune (8:16:01 PM): "I'll start! Draw!" He gave as he pulled six cards.
Y Ruler of Time (8:16:38 PM): Alex nodded in acknowledgment, pulling five cards from his deck
Polk Kitsune (8:17:26 PM): He glanced at the cards a moment, muttering slightly. "... I'll set one defender, along with one facedown card."
Polk Kitsune (8:17:32 PM): "I'll end my turn."
Y Ruler of Time (8:18:02 PM): "Let's see what I've got to answer to that...I draw!"
Y Ruler of Time (8:18:34 PM): "Alright...I start by playing Reasoning!"
Y Ruler of Time (8:18:49 PM): "Call a level, if you would."
Polk Kitsune (8:19:05 PM): Casey blinked a moment. "Mmnn... Reasoning..." He held up four fingers. "Four..."
Y Ruler of Time (8:20:21 PM): Alex picks up the top card of his deck...and smirks as he places it on his Duel Disk
Y Ruler of Time (8:20:31 PM): "Level three, Card Gunner (400/400)!"
Y Ruler of Time (8:20:59 PM): The oddly-shaped robot appears before him, leveling its twin arm cannons at Casey's field
Polk Kitsune (8:21:30 PM): Casey gave a soft snerk. "Lucky..."
Y Ruler of Time (8:21:40 PM): Alex blinks at the comment
Y Ruler of Time (8:21:51 PM): "What do you expect? It's a card game."
Y Ruler of Time (8:22:28 PM): "I continue by activating Card Gunner's effect," he declares, sliding three cards from the top of his deck
Y Ruler of Time (8:22:51 PM): "I discard three cards from my deck to increase Card Gunner's attack by 500 for each one this turn (1900/400)!"
Polk Kitsune (8:23:00 PM): Casey shook his head. "Even if it's a game, or a war, luck is always involved. But strategy... How you use that luck..."
Polk Kitsune (8:23:12 PM): "That's the difference..."
Y Ruler of Time (8:23:55 PM): "I suppose you're right..." Alex consents with a nod, holding up the three cards he discarded, "but it looks like my luck is continuing"
Y Ruler of Time (8:24:22 PM): "I've discarded Repayment of Losses, Cyber Dragon, and Mechanicalchaser!"
Y Ruler of Time (8:24:43 PM): "Since Repayment of Losses goes to my graveyard, I'll draw one card."
Polk Kitsune (8:24:46 PM): "..."
Y Ruler of Time (8:26:11 PM): Alex smirks slightly 'Like clockwork so far...let's see how long I can keep it up.'
Y Ruler of Time (8:26:34 PM): "I continue by summoning Machine King Prototype (1600/1100)."
Y Ruler of Time (8:27:08 PM): The humanoid machine rises up beside Card Gunner.
Polk Kitsune (8:27:30 PM): "Hoping to build an army?"
Y Ruler of Time (8:27:55 PM): "This monster gains 100 attack for every Machine on the field besides itself (1700)"
Y Ruler of Time (8:28:07 PM): "And yes, I suppose you could say that I am."
Y Ruler of Time (8:28:49 PM): "Machine King Prototype, attack the defending monster!"
Polk Kitsune (8:29:58 PM): Casey gave a soft snerk as the facedown monster was revealed, a turtle bearing a mechanical shell.
Polk Kitsune (8:30:05 PM): "UFO Turtle..."
Polk Kitsune (8:30:15 PM): (1400/1200)
Y Ruler of Time (8:31:28 PM): Alex's eyes narrow as the Turtle is destroyed, "Disappointing, I was hoping for a direct attack this turn. I suppose I should've expected a move like that."
Polk Kitsune (8:31:58 PM): And in a fireball, the monster disappeared, crushed under the king. "And with UFO Turtle's effect, I can grab another one, and place it in attack."
Y Ruler of Time (8:32:38 PM): Alex shuts his eyes in focus, as if trying to figure something out
Polk Kitsune (8:32:42 PM): And as the flame dissipated, another turtle was revealed, grunting.
Y Ruler of Time (8:33:09 PM): Then he simply points a finger forward, and declares, "Card Gunner attacks the next one!"
Y Ruler of Time (8:33:42 PM): The robot launches a barrage of lasers from its arm cannons at the turtle
Polk Kitsune (8:34:58 PM): And with another blast the turtle was no more, piercing through, and slamming into Casey's chest, grunting slightly in pain.
Polk Kitsune (8:35:02 PM): (7500)
Polk Kitsune (8:35:50 PM): But as the fumes cleared out, Casey gave out a smirk. "Gotcha..." He pulled out a card from his deck.
Y Ruler of Time (8:36:12 PM): Alex smirks slightly, knowing he
Y Ruler of Time (8:36:23 PM): 's gotten first blood, but stops at Casey's triumphant look
Y Ruler of Time (8:36:36 PM): "What are you talking about?"
Polk Kitsune (8:37:15 PM): "With Turtle's death... I'll fetch Solar Flare Dragon." With a roar, a serpentine dragon twisted it's way to the field, covered in a mane of flame.
Y Ruler of Time (8:38:16 PM): Alex nodded, looking sternly at the dragon, "One of your more infamous monsters...very well."
Y Ruler of Time (8:38:29 PM): "I set two cards facedown, and end my turn."
Polk Kitsune (8:38:54 PM): "Good... Draw!"
Y Ruler of Time (8:38:55 PM): "Card Gunner (400/400) also returns to its original attack score"
Polk Kitsune (8:41:32 PM): "Perfect. Solar Flare Dragon, attack the card Gunner!" The drake took in a deep breath, and with a roar, let out a stream of fire at the Card Gunner.
Y Ruler of Time (8:42:23 PM): Alex grimaces slightly as the machine is consumed, and flames lick at his body a bit (6900)
Y Ruler of Time (8:42:45 PM): "Card Gunner is destroyed, so Machine King Prototpye (1600) is weakened...but I also draw one card!"
Polk Kitsune (8:44:10 PM): "I'd have to go through it sooner or later. The extra damage helps too. But since this is still my turn..."
Polk Kitsune (8:45:15 PM): "I'll summon a second Solar Flare Dragon." Another roar reached through the arena as another drake flew into the scene, the heat climbing around the two slid around the field.
Y Ruler of Time (8:45:36 PM): Alex grimaces, suddenly feeling sweat begin to trickle down his forehead
Y Ruler of Time (8:45:43 PM): 'Damn...the Solar Flare Lock!'
Polk Kitsune (8:46:44 PM): "I'll set one facedown... And that will end my turn. And of course, you know what this means."
Y Ruler of Time (8:46:53 PM): "Yeah..."
Polk Kitsune (8:48:13 PM): The two dragons's mane flared out, as they both launched orbs of fire straight at Alex. "500 damage to your lifepoints for each one..."
Viewtiful Rekk (8:48:25 PM): Anna is, meanwhile, leaning over the railing of the bleachers. "One of his most powerful techniques....I wonder if you can get past it, Alexander."
Y Ruler of Time (8:48:50 PM): A grunt as Alex takes both fireballs straight to the chest (5900) "..."
Y Ruler of Time (8:48:55 PM): "...Heh"
Polk Kitsune (8:49:01 PM): "And it's your turn."
Y Ruler of Time (8:49:20 PM): "I draw!" the card practically tears from his deck
Y Ruler of Time (8:49:46 PM): "I'll have you know...I've been running simulations against your deck for the past several days."
Y Ruler of Time (8:50:17 PM): "Do you know how often that Solar Flare Lock of yours came up? Like I said, I've been looking forward to this duel..."
Y Ruler of Time (8:50:28 PM): "So I could absolutely dismantle your strategy!"
Polk Kitsune (8:51:17 PM): He gave a snerk. "Then just try it..."
Y Ruler of Time (8:51:46 PM): "With pleasure...I start by summoning Red Gadget (1300/1500)."
Y Ruler of Time (8:52:27 PM): The stumpy machine appears, the gear on its back glinting slightly, "And Machine King Prototype gains attack points...(1700)"
Y Ruler of Time (8:52:52 PM): "But more importantly, I add Yellow Gadget from my deck to my hand via Red Gadget's effect."
Polk Kitsune (8:53:43 PM): "Little help that will do...."
Y Ruler of Time (8:54:02 PM): "Alone, no. But just wait until I activate my facedown card..."
Y Ruler of Time (8:54:27 PM): "Ultimate Offering! Now we can each make extra Normal Summons at a cost of 500 life points each!"
Y Ruler of Time (8:55:57 PM): (5400) "I pay 500 and summon Yellow Gadget (1200/1200), adding Green to my hand."
Polk Kitsune (8:56:54 PM): "... Summoning every gadgets..."
Y Ruler of Time (8:57:27 PM): "Another 500-point payment" (4900)...and the two Gadgets disappear
Y Ruler of Time (8:57:41 PM): "Plus, I offer my two monsters as a Tribute."
Viewtiful Rekk (8:58:19 PM): Anna's gaze narrows slightly. Now he can summon all the monsters he wants for tribute bait...but for what reason...?
Y Ruler of Time (8:58:24 PM): "Come forth, PERFECT MACHINE KING (2700/1500)!"
Y Ruler of Time (8:59:05 PM): An immense red-and-white Gundam lookalike rises up, towering over the rest of the field
Polk Kitsune (8:59:32 PM): "Perfect machine king..."
Y Ruler of Time (9:00:46 PM): "Perfect Machine King gains 500 attack for every machine on the field besides itself (3200/1500)..."
Polk Kitsune (9:00:53 PM): "Surely you've got more in your bag of tricks..."
Y Ruler of Time (9:01:02 PM): Machine King Prototype: 1700
Y Ruler of Time (9:01:19 PM): "I'm just getting started," Alex replies with a smirk
Y Ruler of Time (9:02:11 PM): "Open facedown card, Royal Decree!"
Y Ruler of Time (9:02:24 PM): "Now all other traps will be negated!"
Polk Kitsune (9:02:47 PM): "... Including yours..."
Y Ruler of Time (9:03:43 PM): "It's all to make sure this move succeeds..." he selects another card from his hand, and slips it into the s/t zone of his Duel Disk
Y Ruler of Time (9:03:52 PM): "I activate Smashing Ground!"
Polk Kitsune (9:04:19 PM): "... Gh."
kwikkidus (9:04:42 PM): "Well. I suppose some could say this is the downside to dueling so often... It appears as though Alexander hastailor made a deck for this occasion... Negating traps, cutting off his own Offering, and breaking a lock all at once."
Viewtiful Rekk (9:04:59 PM): ....A simple solution to a simple combo...I see...
kwikkidus (9:05:10 PM): "Tell me, Ichirou... Are you still so certain Meso is capable of dueling on this level yet?"
Viewtiful Rekk (9:05:33 PM): "Of course I am."
Y Ruler of Time (9:05:59 PM): "Just like that, the lock falls...so let's go! Machine King Prototype, destroy the remaining Solar Flare Dragon!"
Sinisquirrel (9:06:31 PM): Geez, all down in one shot...
Polk Kitsune (9:07:39 PM): Casey sweatdropped as his monster bit the dust. "No..." And recoiled from the blow.
Polk Kitsune (9:07:42 PM): (7300)
Y Ruler of Time (9:08:07 PM): "Time to retake the lead in a big way! Go, Perfect Machine King!"
kwikkidus (9:08:19 PM): "It is good to know that you still have confidence..."
Polk Kitsune (9:09:15 PM): Casey's eyes went wide as the barrage of missiles made it's way down on him. "GYAH!" (4100)
Y Ruler of Time (9:10:56 PM): Alex casts a frown upon his opponent, "In a way, this is almost too easy." He folds up his hand, "End turn."
Polk Kitsune (9:11:29 PM): He shook his head slightly. "This isn't over yet. Draw!"
Sinisquirrel (9:12:21 PM): The crowd is roaring for a comeback!
Y Ruler of Time (9:13:21 PM): As for Alex...a part of him is yearning for one, too. 'Come on, Casey Rain...make this duel something I can be proud of!'
Polk Kitsune (9:13:32 PM): There's no way I can go one on one with that thing... And with all my traps locked down... No...
Polk Kitsune (9:14:17 PM): "First, I'll summon in Exiled Forces to the field." Better take one blow than go down all the way with this.
Polk Kitsune (9:15:29 PM): "And with their effect..." The troops charged forward, yelling battle cries. "They'll dismantle that Perfect Machine King."
Viewtiful Rekk (9:15:48 PM): Cards that work perfectly against the opponent's strategy...it's almost the same as my duel. But Casey Rain seems to be better responding to the pressure...
Y Ruler of Time (9:15:57 PM): "...Damn," Alex can only watch as the immense mecha falls
Y Ruler of Time (9:16:38 PM): Machine King Prototype more silently responds to the larger machine's downfall (1600)
Polk Kitsune (9:17:01 PM): "... And just so you can't touch me this easily." He placed in another card. "Swords of Revealing Light."
Polk Kitsune (9:17:37 PM): "And with that, I'll end my turn."
Y Ruler of Time (9:17:43 PM): Alex's eyes widen as the swords strike down around his field, "Crap...the one stall card my trap negation can't touch..."
Y Ruler of Time (9:17:53 PM): "Fine then...I'll draw."
Y Ruler of Time (9:18:45 PM): A green machine rises up on his field, "I summon Green Gadget (1400/600), adding Red to my hand and boosting Protoype's power!"
Y Ruler of Time (9:19:27 PM): "...And then, I suppose all I can do is end my turn."
Polk Kitsune (9:19:45 PM): "Good for you. But with your trap locked, you won't be getting another in..."
Polk Kitsune (9:19:48 PM): "Draw!"
Polk Kitsune (9:20:21 PM): He looked at the card, and frowned. Won't help me now...
Polk Kitsune (9:20:33 PM): "I'll set one defender, and that will end my turn."
Y Ruler of Time (9:20:40 PM): "Draw."
Y Ruler of Time (9:21:25 PM): A grimace. 'Damn it! Where's my s/t destruction?'
Y Ruler of Time (9:21:42 PM): "Red Gadget (1300/1500)! I add Yellow to my hand!"
Y Ruler of Time (9:21:51 PM): Machine King Prototype: 1800/1500
Y Ruler of Time (9:22:07 PM): "End turn!"
Polk Kitsune (9:22:13 PM): "Draw!"
Polk Kitsune (9:23:39 PM): "..." He smirked. "Time to turn things around. I summon UFO Turtle to the field."
Y Ruler of Time (9:24:21 PM): Alex's eyes narrow, "How is that thing going to help you make a comeback, exactly?"
Polk Kitsune (9:25:16 PM): "You'll see... I flip summon my facedown monster, Ultimate Baseball kid!" On the field, the small boy, wielding the spiked metal bat appeared, the fire in his eyes glowing brightly.
Polk Kitsune (9:26:03 PM): (500/1000) "For every fire monsters on the field, Ultimate Baseball kid gains 1000 attack points."
Polk Kitsune (9:26:28 PM): "UFO Turtle, attack Green Gadget!"
Y Ruler of Time (9:26:45 PM): "...They'll destroy each other..."
Polk Kitsune (9:27:15 PM)
: "Exactly." He smirked at the turtle launched itself into a spin, headed for the gear robot.
Sinisquirrel (9:28:11 PM): "Hah! Get 'em, Casey-boy!" Hiita-in-Ren cheers, despite not having A FRICKIN' CLUE what he'll do with that move.
Y Ruler of Time (9:28:53 PM): "So what are you planning on pulling out?" Alex says, otherwise not paying much attention to the explosion as two monsters blow apart several feet away from him
Viewtiful Rekk (9:29:21 PM): "....Fangirls...." Anna says derisively, not bothering to lower her tone.
Polk Kitsune (9:29:54 PM): "Simple... just getting my heavy hitters to the field." He grinned as a second Baseball kid joined in, each boosting the other.
Y Ruler of Time (9:30:57 PM): "..." Alex has nothing to say in response, now lost in his own thoughts. 'Of all the times I watched him duel other students...he never got two of those things out...this could be bad.'
Polk Kitsune (9:31:07 PM): "Ultimate Baseball Kid, attack the other gadget."
Y Ruler of Time (9:31:53 PM): Alex grimaces as the Red Gadget's head is sent flying by the Kid's bat, and narrowly avoids it smashing into his own face (4700)
Sinisquirrel (9:32:09 PM): "Woohoo! Violence!"
Y Ruler of Time (9:32:12 PM): "Machine King Prototype is still stronger (1600/1500)!"
Polk Kitsune (9:32:29 PM): "And with that, I end my turn..."
Y Ruler of Time (9:32:40 PM): "I draw!"
Y Ruler of Time (9:34:19 PM): "I'll play Jar of Avarice, shuffling five monsters into my deck from my grave to draw twice!"
Polk Kitsune (9:36:24 PM): "... More draw power... And you get those gadgets back."
Y Ruler of Time (9:37:09 PM): "That's right, so I'll shuffle in all four Gadgets plus Card Gunner!" rapid shuffling ensues
Y Ruler of Time (9:38:31 PM): "..." Alex pauses as he pulls the second card from his deck, staring at it for a few moments
Y Ruler of Time (9:38:56 PM): "...Ohm..." he murmurs, almost too quietly to hear
Polk Kitsune (9:39:33 PM): Casey raised an eyebrow. That didn't sound good.
Y Ruler of Time (9:39:44 PM): His head snaps up, eyes blazing at Casey as he selects another card from his hand, "I play Dual Summon! This turn I can make two Normal Summons!"
Polk Kitsune (9:40:04 PM): "..."
Y Ruler of Time (9:40:07 PM): "So first, I'll call Yellow Gadget to the field, adding Green to my hand!"
Y Ruler of Time (9:41:07 PM): "Casey...you've destroyed my Perfect Machine King, but now you'll face my strongest monster!" he holds the card up high, as both the monsters on his field vanish
Y Ruler of Time (9:42:33 PM): "By offering Machine King Prototype and Yellow Gadget as Tributes, I can summon...DEMONIC MOTOR - OMEGA (2800/2000)!"
Polk Kitsune (9:42:57 PM): Casey's eyes grew wide. "... Demonic... Motor?"
Y Ruler of Time (9:43:09 PM): Another bulky mecha, this one even taller than Perfect Machine King and significantly wider, rises up, eclipsing the field
Y Ruler of Time (9:43:39 PM): Smoke pours out of the vents on its back, and it raises a pair of arms tipped with tremendous blades
Viewtiful Rekk (9:44:14 PM): So....this is your new deck's ace card, is it Alexander...
Y Ruler of Time (9:44:19 PM): "For now, you're safe...but that's just for one turn!" he points at the Swords of Revealing Light, "End turn!"
Polk Kitsune (9:44:45 PM): And with those words, the swords disipated into nothingness. "One turn..."
Y Ruler of Time (9:45:01 PM): "At the end of my turn," Alex says, a little more quietly
Y Ruler of Time (9:45:48 PM): "Omega summons a Motor Token (200/200) to my field in attack mode," a very tiny version of the Demonic Motor pops out of a compartment in the thing's chest.
Polk Kitsune (9:45:54 PM): Casey sweatdropped as his fingers reached out for his deck. I thought if I could just draw one more monster... But now, even that won't be enough. Dammit.
Polk Kitsune (9:48:44 PM): He glared over at Alex, and frowned. But I can't go down now. This is NOTHING, compared to him. NOTHING!
Polk Kitsune (9:49:00 PM): He clutched his card, and pulled. "Draw!
Sinisquirrel (9:50:31 PM): G-go, Casey-san...! ... I gotta take down that Alex kid's number and give 'em one after the match...
Polk Kitsune (9:51:28 PM): He eyed the green color of the card he drew. "... I play Mystical Space Typhoon."
Y Ruler of Time (9:51:49 PM): Alex's eyes widen as the card is announced, "But that means...!"
Polk Kitsune (9:52:19 PM): He glared over at the Imperial Order. "And I'll destroy that bothersome card!"
kwikkidus (9:53:27 PM): "And now, Ichirou, it is revealed just how fragile the 'upper-handed' position was. Your students should take notes on this."
Polk Kitsune (9:53:28 PM): He gave a smirk as the small tornado flew off, takign the card apart. This openned so many options for him.
Y Ruler of Time (9:53:43 PM): "Crap...that means you've got access to your set cards."
Viewtiful Rekk (9:54:09 PM): Ichirou is...not listening to a word she says.
Polk Kitsune (9:54:47 PM): "Exactly... And with that, I activate my trap card, DNA Transplant!"
Sinisquirrel (9:55:09 PM): "HELL YES!" Hiita and Ren both know what this means.
Y Ruler of Time (9:55:41 PM): "Crap...the wild card!" even Alex knows what this means for him, "Your baseball players get a boost off..."
Polk Kitsune (9:55:46 PM): Six orbs appeared before him, but even at the choices, he knew which one he'd choose. "Fire... All monsters are now Fire types."
Y Ruler of Time (9:55:57 PM): And then he realizes summoning a Motor Token has backfired on him
Y Ruler of Time (9:56:07 PM): "Oh no..."
Polk Kitsune (9:56:16 PM): He grinned. "Exactly. One thousand for each and every monsters on the field."
Viewtiful Rekk (9:56:46 PM): "DNA Transplant...." Anna mutters. "With the Baseball Players...." She frowns. That's a very dangerous combo....and not one I can easily think to break...
Polk Kitsune (9:57:57 PM): "Ultimate Baseball kid! Attack the Demonic Motor Omega!" He let out as he pointed forward as the kid dashed toward the machine.
Polk Kitsune (10:01:11 PM): "And to follow up... Number two, attack the motor token! Meteo Swing!"
Y Ruler of Time (10:03:26 PM): Another loud CRUNCH as the token is crushed. Alex doesn't react much (1700)
Polk Kitsune (10:04:24 PM): "And with this, I'll lay down a facedown card."
Polk Kitsune (10:04:38 PM): "That ends my turn."
Y Ruler of Time (10:04:59 PM): "...You'll pay..." he draws swiftly
Viewtiful Rekk (10:05:24 PM): Anna blinks slightly. 'You'll pay'...?
Sinisquirrel (10:05:50 PM): "Oh, that's what they all say."
Y Ruler of Time (10:06:10 PM): He looks at the card, and chuckles slightly. "Time to screw safety...I'm winning this duel now, regardless of what you've got facedown!"
Y Ruler of Time (10:06:27 PM): "Summon! Green Gadget (1400/600)!"
Y Ruler of Time (10:07:28 PM): "I search my deck for Red Gadget...and pay 500 to summon it!" Ultimate Offering glows as the next Gadget in the set appears
Y Ruler of Time (10:07:34 PM): (1300/1500)
Polk Kitsune (10:07:36 PM): "..."
Y Ruler of Time (10:07:50 PM): (1200)
Y Ruler of Time (10:08:44 PM): Alex's life points drop more as he plays his next card "Premature Burial, revive: Demonic Motor - Omega (2800/2000)!"
Y Ruler of Time (10:09:09 PM): (400)
Viewtiful Rekk (10:09:26 PM): ((Lifepoint, Polk?))
Polk Kitsune (10:09:43 PM): Casey frowned deeply. "That thing again? It won't be able to touch my kids." He glanced at the two baseball hitters. (4500)
Y Ruler of Time (10:10:58 PM): "Won't be able to touch them?" Alex scowls, "I haven't even activated Ohm's effect yet! Once per turn, I can increase his attack by 1000!"
Polk Kitsune (10:11:22 PM): "... Huh?"
Viewtiful Rekk (10:11:28 PM): But during the end phase...the Demonic Motor will be destroyed again...
Viewtiful Rekk (10:11:35 PM): Alexander's betting everything on this.
Y Ruler of Time (10:11:46 PM): Steam begins pouring out of Omega's back at high pressure, making a high screeching sound (3800/2000)
Y Ruler of Time (10:11:58 PM): "I'm not done! Activate equip card, United We Stand!"
Y Ruler of Time (10:13:10 PM): Omega is surrounded by an aura of blue light "800 more attack and defense for each face-up monster on my field!" (6200/4400)
Polk Kitsune (10:13:11 PM): "... Going with everything in one shot?"
Sinisquirrel (10:14:03 PM): B-but just that one shot? It's not going to wipe him out... is it?
Y Ruler of Time (10:14:17 PM): Something inside Alex seems to snap, "SHUT UP UNTIL I'M DONE! GO, BIG BANG SHOT!" (6600/4400)
Y Ruler of Time (10:15:06 PM): One more card slips into his deck, and suddenly Omega is shuddering with power
Y Ruler of Time (10:15:23 PM): "And to top it off...LIMITER REMOVAL!" (13200/4400)
Viewtiful Rekk (10:15:24 PM): Anna blinks.
Viewtiful Rekk (10:15:58 PM): A bald guy in the audience looks to his left. "Vegeta, what does the Scouter say about his power level!?"
kwikkidus (10:16:27 PM): "It's over NINE THOUSAAAAND!" He removes a device from his eye and breaks it in his hand.
Viewtiful Rekk (10:16:39 PM): "WHAT NINE THOUSAND!?"
Sinisquirrel (10:16:41 PM): Ren and Hiita blink. "Uhhh..."
Y Ruler of Time (10:17:22 PM): Alex glares at Casey now, panting as if with tremendous exertion. "It's over now...Resistance is futile against Ohm and me!"
Y Ruler of Time (10:17:31 PM): (physics joke, someone better get it)
Polk Kitsune (10:17:47 PM): Casey's eyes went wide as the power went WAY higher than any of his monsters could give. But he stood uprigth as the bast came his way... disintegrating his monster... As Casey reached over to his duel disk.
Y Ruler of Time (10:18:12 PM): "OHM, ATTACK!"
Viewtiful Rekk (10:18:16 PM): ...Alex was competitive but staying calm up until the Demonic Motor was destroyed....now he's become angry and doesn't care about the risk in his plays....
Y Ruler of Time (10:18:17 PM): "EXTERMINATION SLASH!"
Polk Kitsune (10:18:55 PM): "Activate trap card..." As he muttered those words, a large blue portal appeared behind Alex.
Polk Kitsune (10:18:59 PM): "Dimension Wall."
Y Ruler of Time (10:19:31 PM): Alex's eyes flash "...What...?"
Polk Kitsune (10:20:25 PM): As the monster leaned down to strike Casey down, the weapons disappeared right in front of him... and came out of the blue portal.
Polk Kitsune (10:20:48 PM): "See how your own strength, your own recklessness gets tossed right back at you."
Sinisquirrel (10:21:04 PM): "... ... ..." Both girl and spirit are shocked into quiet.
Y Ruler of Time (10:21:10 PM): Just as the blade emerges from the portal, Alex has time to mutter one syllable "No..."
Viewtiful Rekk (10:21:35 PM): "....." Anna can't help but feel some small amount of pity for Alex as his attack is rebounded.
Y Ruler of Time (10:21:39 PM): And then he's sent flying as the blade strikes him in the back with the force of a speeding truck
Sinisquirrel (10:22:11 PM): Cue a collective gasp from the audience!
Y Ruler of Time (10:22:21 PM): He lands sprawled in the middle of the field...at the feet of his own monster, who bends down to look at him (0)
Polk Kitsune (10:22:53 PM): "And that's..." He raised an arm high in the air. "VICTORY!"
Sinisquirrel (10:22:58 PM): And then... a ROAR of cheers!
kwikkidus (10:23:19 PM): And... a bit of applause. "Well done... I suppose."
Y Ruler of Time (10:23:22 PM): Alex smiles weakly at the behemoth that has been turned against him "It's alright...it was my fault, not yours, Ohm..."
Sinisquirrel (10:23:41 PM): The word 'epic' is tossed around a lot.
Viewtiful Rekk (10:23:47 PM): "Somethin' about big finishes today...."
Y Ruler of Time (10:23:47 PM): And then the cards fade away, and Alex rolls over weakly
Polk Kitsune (10:24:22 PM): Casey took in a deep breath as the feeling of another win seeped inside him. He looked over at Alex as he walked toward him.
Viewtiful Rekk (10:24:39 PM): Ichirou gets to his feet and walks to the center of the arena, before pointing to Casey. "The winner - The Fire Commander, Casey Rain!"
Polk Kitsune (10:25:07 PM): He reached out down to him, extending a hand. "Good fight..."
Y Ruler of Time (10:25:21 PM): Alex smiles, and takes it, standing up
Y Ruler of Time (10:25:47 PM): "...Damn...thing packs a wallop...glad I'm usually not on the receiving end of it"
Sinisquirrel (10:26:25 PM): Well. A certain duel spirit thinks inside a certain girl's head. You know what this means. Gulp.
Y Ruler of Time (10:27:12 PM): "You're a brilliant duelist, Casey Rain...strategic, determined, and strong." A wider smile, "I wouldn't mind bowing to a Kaiser like you."
Polk Kitsune (10:27:13 PM): He gave a chuckle. "Now you know why I wasn't so keen on letting it get me."
Viewtiful Rekk (10:27:42 PM): Anna frowns. "Casey Rain...his deck has many powerful combos...."
Y Ruler of Time (10:28:15 PM): He looks over at Anna, before slapping a hand on Casey's shoulder. "Kick her ass."
Polk Kitsune (10:28:35 PM): He gave a great smile. "Thank you. I'm glad you think so." He glanced toward Anna, and gave a nod. "I'll do my best..."
Viewtiful Rekk (10:29:01 PM): She removes her deck from its case and looks at the bottom card - the Rainbow Dragon. She then gains a smug smile. "....I will definitely defeat him."
Y Ruler of Time (10:29:35 PM): A deep breath, and Alex turns, looking down at the Omega card as he leaves.
Y Ruler of Time (10:30:13 PM): 'Well...it wasn't a victory...but it wasn't a total defeat either, was it...Good luck Casey Rain...I'll be rooting for you.'
Viewtiful Rekk (10:30:32 PM): Anna looks down at Alex from the railing as he heads toward the exit.
Viewtiful Rekk (10:30:56 PM): "I did tell you so, Alexander."
Polk Kitsune (10:31:05 PM): He took a deep breath as he looked forward. I can do this... I can do it. I'm strong enough to stand up to any opponent. If I believe so...
Y Ruler of Time (10:31:13 PM): Alex looks up, her voice having caught his attention.
Sinisquirrel (10:32:22 PM): Should Casey begin his exit, one seemingly superpowered Yellow would make her way to him. "You did it!"
Y Ruler of Time (10:32:28 PM): "Indeed you did...but you know...I don't think your chances are much better than mine against a guy like him."
Polk Kitsune (10:32:40 PM): The next rounds are coming up. No time to relax. He looked around at the crowd before he headed back to the exit, blinking.
Viewtiful Rekk (10:32:57 PM): "A 'guy like him'? Now do explain what that means."
Polk Kitsune (10:33:35 PM): He grinned brightly, a bit embarrassed, but prouder than ever. "Yeah! I did it! It was close, but I pulled through!"
Y Ruler of Time (10:33:58 PM): "Don't you get it? He's different...a duelist running a deck based on burn, stall, and rush..."
Sinisquirrel (10:34:07 PM): "Ma-an! We thought you were TOAST! Well, Ren did. But GEEZ!"
Y Ruler of Time (10:34:17 PM): "I completely shut down his basic strategy, forced him into a corner, and kept on hammering away..."
Viewtiful Rekk (10:34:30 PM): "I believe I just soundly defeated a duelist based on control, stall and rush..."
Viewtiful Rekk (10:34:47 PM): "So explain the difference."
Sinisquirrel (10:35:11 PM): "It was..." She gives him a way-too-suggestive hug. "Very impressive."
Polk Kitsune (10:35:44 PM): "To be frank... I thought I was too a few times. And I-" He blinked a moment, his thoughts cut for an instant. "I... Thank you."
Y Ruler of Time (10:36:22 PM): Alex smirks slightly, "It's a difficult concept to explain..."
Viewtiful Rekk (10:36:51 PM): "Are you saying he's one of those 'Heart of the Cards' people?"
Y Ruler of Time (10:37:32 PM): Alex's eyes flash in recognition as he hears the term, and he nods, "I guess that's about the only way to explain it."
Viewtiful Rekk (10:37:53 PM): "....heh....I see."
Y Ruler of Time (10:37:59 PM): "He's got something...a faith and inner strength...that you and I don't have."
Sinisquirrel (10:38:21 PM): She smiles. "You're welcome. You deserve it, after all. We both think so."
Viewtiful Rekk (10:39:06 PM): "Well...I'll be sure to keep that in mind. Thank you, Alexander."
Polk Kitsune (10:39:17 PM): "Mmnnn..." He gave a soft nod, petting her head. "Thank you... But it's not over yet. I've still got one more..."
Sinisquirrel (10:39:43 PM): "Mmn. The Gemstone Princess."
Y Ruler of Time (10:40:21 PM): "Heh...perhaps you and I are more alike than you think, Anna Curtis." He winks at her once, then turns and walks away.
Viewtiful Rekk (10:40:45 PM): A small chuckle. "Perhaps, Alexander Hawkeye....perhaps."
Polk Kitsune (10:40:53 PM): "The princess versus the commander..." He gave a chuckle. "Fitting? I dunno..."
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