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Star Wars RPF Lightsaber Combat thread

Discussion in 'Role Playing Forum' started by DarthKakarot, Jul 4, 2005.

  1. Darth Cocytus

    Darth Cocytus Jedi Master star 3

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    Darth Cocytus

    Cocytus grinned as he sensed his opponent's grip slipping and his recognition that he was quite outmatched by the kaminoan's superior defensive maneuvers. This was exactly what he wans counting on and what his mastery over soresu was designed for. Every block to annoy and every parry to infuriate the opponent, driving them to become more and more aggressive till they eventually tire into fatigue, vulnerable to his swift strikes.

    It was only a matter of time for Vyatoris....

    The kaminoan raised an eyebrow as he now observed with block of Vyatoris's attacks, his opponent's blade tried to get closer to the hilt of his own blade. He grinned and decided to toy with his prey even more and began make dance like movements with each deflection of the other sith's strikes. First back steps to deflect from afar, parrying and blocking with slight extension of his long arms, before stepping forward for more tighter deflections. Then side to side, mixing it up with even more "dancing", either using both of them or each with quick processions to block Vyatoris's strikes,countering with slight feints. He made to avoid continuing to lock blades least Vyatoris even attempt to go for his hilts again.

    Finally, Cocytus summoned the Force to jump backwards a considerable distance. Regaining his posture the kaminoan glared at Vyatoris with a grin as he returned to his tight defensive stance and made a gesture with his long fingers, egging him on. "Your move, Dark Jedi..." Cocytus sneered cruelly .

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  2. Silvertough

    Silvertough Jedi Knight star 2

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    Darth Vyatoris

    Once again, Vyatoris was dismayed to find that his tactics were immediately discovered by his opponent, even worse, he was now openly taunting him by practically dancing, instead of focusing on the battle at hand.

    Each time he came close to gaining any sort of advantage, Cocytus would simply change his position, ripping that chance away. Try as he might, Vyatoris simply could not build the required momentum to break through Cocytus' defense.

    He simply sighed, a mixture of frustration and disappointment as the Kaminoan jumped away. "No. I don't think I will." With a flourish, his lightsaber extinguished and returned to his sleeve. "I'm bored. You're boring me. I'm just gonna go now." Vyatoris jutted his thumb back towards the exit, before turning his back and walking away, a small smile growing on his face.

    For what could be more insulting to an opponent than walking away? Vyatoris concentrated, attempting to shield his true intentions. If this didn't work, he was truly out of options..

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  3. Darth Cocytus

    Darth Cocytus Jedi Master star 3

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    Darth Cocytus

    Cocytus glared coldly as Vyatoris gave up the fight and simply began to walk away. His eyes narrowed bitterly as he stayed in position of combat, not yet satisfied with the fight. The kaminoan merely raised a hand, clutching his lightsaber, as he called upon the Dark Side, staring at his foe madly with anger, hatred and malice.

    Suddenly, Vyatoris would feel something grab at his neck like an invisible vine wrapped tightly. As he chocked, the Sith Apprentice, would also find himself being dragged by his kaminoan foe, who stared at him with cold rage. Cocytus was not yet done with him.

    "No Sith worth his salt would dare walk away like that." Darth Cocytus spoke with intense venom in his voice as he finally let go of Vyatoris, lightsabers still in defensive position. "Truth be told, I was finding you boring as well. However, you want to make your surrender truly official... Bow and kneel before me."

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  4. Silvertough

    Silvertough Jedi Knight star 2

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    Darth Vyatoris

    Vyatoris continued walking towards the exit, pompousness nearly radiating off him. He had one plan: to make Cocytus angry, truly angry. Vyatoris had nearly pushed him to that brink once before, but his opponent had been able to channel that anger into something more useful, annoyingly so.

    As predicted, Cocytus wasn't exactly a fan of Vyatoris attempting to forfeit the duel, his seething rage almost blinding. Vyatoris grinned inwardly. Finally! Let the real duel begi-! His thoughts were instantly interrupted, his throat painfully yanked shut, his airway clamped by an invisible iron gauntlet.

    Vyatoris involuntarily gagged, wordlessly gasping as he was lifted off of the ground, back towards the Kaminoan Sith Lord. In vain, he clutched at his throat, waves of fresh terror washing breaking against his mental shields, shields already pierced by Cocytus' prowess in the dark side of the force.

    It was over. It's over. I'm over.. The thought slowly bubbled up from his subconscious, the sudden and violent lack of air replacing any conceivable notion of tactics he may have once held. The duel was over.

    More akin to a ragdoll than a sentient being, Vyatoris crumpled to the ground at the feet of Cocytus, released as quickly as he was grabbed, coughing violently into the stone ground, desperately sucking air down a burning throat. Each gathered breath brought with it moments of clarity, before being snuffed out once more as some tiny, primal voice deep within him screamed for more oxygen.

    Weakly, with noticeable struggle, Vyatoris rose to a single knee, tilting his head upwards to stare at the face of Cocytus with an eyeless face. "I still.. forced.. your hand.. Me, a mere apprentice.. against the great.. Cocytus.." He rasped, interrupted by a hacking cough. "I would call that a win.."

    Cocytus was close, closer than he had ever been during their little back and forths earlier. He was still in a defensive stance, sure, but.. surely now he was a little more unprepared? A kneeling, broken Sith would pose little threat to him, right?

    Defeat is a fate worse than death.. especially when one still has an ounce of fight left.. Oh Blast.. Blast it all..

    Vyatoris, still kneeling, dropped his head, bowing pitifully before the Kaminoan. "I, Darth.. No. Apprentice.. Vyatoris.. " He started, intentionally lowering his voice to the barest of whispers, hoping Cocytus would have to strain to even hear him. All the while, his lightsaber discreetly fell into the palm of his offhand from one of his long sleeves, currently behind his back. "Formally.. accept.. "

    With what little focus he could muster, Vyatoris summoned the force to his right heel, preparing for one final attack. "Nothing!" With a thunderous roar, Vyatoris detonated the force he had pooled at his feet, launching him forwards and upwards in a blistering fast corkscrew. His right heel rocketed towards the center of Cocytus' long neck as he spun over, his loff-handed gripped lightsaber slicing down towards his opponent's chest, all in an attempt to force the Kaminoan to focus on the lightsaber over his force assisted kick.


    The entire effort practically blinded the Miraluka, his vision instantly blanketed in a fuzzy void as he poured the last of his energy into his attack. For better or worse, this would be it..

    Death, before defeat..

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  5. Darth Cocytus

    Darth Cocytus Jedi Master star 3

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    (How was Vyatoris blinded? Miraluka don't have eyes to begin with.)

    Darth Cocytus

    Cocytus smiled cruelly as he dragged the Miraluka towards him, not even giving any pretense of letting his guard down as Vyatoris crumpled onto the ground, although he engorged himself on his humiliation and sense of defeat. The kaminoan smiled wickedly and gave a small uncaring shrug at his opponent's comment of forcing his hand. Fool. Since when did that ever matter in combat anyway? Especially with the power of the Force at one's back...

    Nonetheless, Cocytus kept his guard up, always believing that fight was not over until it was truly over. The kaminoan learned much, not just from his own mistakes, but from the mistakes of other Sith Lords in the past. Arrogance of preconceived Victory was one such mistake that proven to be the downfall of many a Sith. Darth Maul on Naboo and Darth Vader on Mustafar both met greasily fates for letting such arrogance blind them.To the same Jedi no less, whom Cocytus, perhaps ironically or heretically depending on the other Siths' point of view, spent much time studying to learn his mastery of soresu, perverting it and warping it to suit the Dark Side.

    Cocytus merely closed his eyes for a moment of meditation, focusing on the Dark Side to guide his next decisions as he tightly gripped his twin lightsabers, knowing better than to trust his seemingly fallen opponent. His eyes flashed open upon hearing with the Force the fall of Vyatoris's lightsaber into his hand and the Miraluka launched himself into the air with the hiss of the blade.

    It was at if time slowed to near stand still in this one final act of the duel. Cocytus moved a step back, taking a deep breath, tightening his defensive stance and backing his neck away. Staring directly at Vyatoris's center, the kaminoan swiftly and simultaneously swiped his lightsabers into action, moving his arms side ways apart from each other. His left handed blade moved quickly downward to meet the Vyatrois's blade, while the right handed blade, with the advantage of length violently slashed out at the opponent's body.

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  6. Sinrebirth

    Sinrebirth Immortal Mod-King of the EUC, Lit, RPF and SWC star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    OOC: He needs the Force to see. If he overuses it, or exhausts himself, then his sight will be impacted, as I understand.
     
  7. Silvertough

    Silvertough Jedi Knight star 2

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    OOC: yeah, that's the rule I've always worked under

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  8. Darth Cocytus

    Darth Cocytus Jedi Master star 3

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    OOC: Makes sense. Anyway, want to end it here?

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  9. Silvertough

    Silvertough Jedi Knight star 2

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    OOC: Yeah sure, I'll have something up soon

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  10. Silvertough

    Silvertough Jedi Knight star 2

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    Darth Vyatoris

    Time slowed to a crawl as Vyatoris spun in the air, twisting his body to deliver a final blow. Moments later, he realized his final, fatal mistake. Cocytus had never been deceived by his ploys, and was as ready as ever to effortlessly deflect his attacks. Now partially blinded, Vyatoris was unable to fully see where Cocytus' blade was arcing towards.

    He felt his own blade connect with another, before being harmlessly pushed away. There was a flash of raw pain, and then nothing.

    Vyatoris landed in a crumpled heap back on the ground, too exhausted to even attempt to break his fall. From his chest, the unmistakable smell of singed flesh and fabric, a clear sign of the result of his folly. Vyatoris had lost.

    With a trembling hand, the Miraluka hesitantly patted around his midsection, expecting to find an empty space, some missing chunk of flesh, or worse. Instead, he was pleasantly surprised to find just a single, large slice running diagonally down from his pectoral to his waist, instantly cauterized from the heat of Cocytus' blade. There was pain of course, debilitating, searing pain, but that was overshadowed by the simple relief of continued existence. The agony he could understand, could work with, could improve upon.

    The duel was an important lesson, his injury an ever present teacher, one he would relish for ages to come.

    Vyatoris tilted his head upwards towards Cocytus, a pained smile growing across his lips. "Ah.. I never.. really had a chance did I?" He groaned, forcing himself up into a sitting position. "I humbly forfeit this duel, my lord. Least I showed up, eh?"

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  11. Darth Cocytus

    Darth Cocytus Jedi Master star 3

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    Darth Cocytus

    Cocytus smirked, pleased with the work he made on his opponent, considering him lucky that he didn't go all out and dice him to pieces. Nonetheless, the kaminaon eyed Vyatoris carefully, never one to let his guard down, even at the end of the fight. When Vyatoris sat down, however, Cocytus relented and sat down as well, crossed legged. Out of instinctive caution, though, he kept his palms near his lightsabers, warning to the miraluka not to try anything rash, least he'd be shown no mercy.

    The kaminoan grinned and merely nodded at the apprentice. "You are wise to truly stand down to a far stronger opponent and live to fight again another day in the future." he said simply, "I have read your thoughts and if there's one lesson you must learn, it's that death is worse than defeat. In fact death is the Ultimate Defeat. Such is why Sith throughout history have sought the secrets of eternal life. Surely even you have learned that from the texts."

    "Of course I have learned much from you as well, Apprentice, and found noticeable elements of my own technique to fine tune." Cocytus added thoughtfully, "Nothing is ever perfect and there's always something to improve upon after a fight even in victory."

    Cocytus mused and carefully stroked his chin "If there is one other lesson you can take from me, its this…" the Kaminoan concluded, "Nothing is better than a good offense as an even better defense. Use the aggression and rage of your opponent against them. With the addition of Dum Möch, let frustration and fatigue do the work for you on your opponent. Buckle down, wait them out, let the Force guide you, and never ever let your guard down. That is the ultimate key to mastery of Soresu."

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  12. Silvertough

    Silvertough Jedi Knight star 2

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    Darth Vyatoris

    Vyatoris simply laughed, a full hearty belly laugh in response. "I'm sorry my lord, I forget you're not Ravenous." He said, his chuckles slowly dying down. "He had a much more.. ehh.. obtuse.. manner of thought." His voice trailed off for a moment, as if in thought, before placing a palm against his fresh wound. "But you are right of course, in more ways than one. I would do well to heed your lessons."

    With a hiss of pain, Vyatoris adopted a similar meditative position, crossing his legs underneath him. "I just couldn't manage to get you on the offensive.. "He said, waving over a medical droid. "I'm ill suited for leading the charge, so to speak." Vyatoris paused "But I thank you for your teaching my lord, it will be most beneficial to my advancements."

    With the assistance of the medical droid, Vyatoris slowly worked his way to his feet, swaying slightly from side to side. "Now if you'll kindly excuse me, I will take my leave. There's a cold tank of bacta with my name on it.."


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