Jennifer Aspin Daughter of the Stars
Jenny: She waits by the temple, half hidden in the shadows, but knows it will do her no good. "And why did I have to go and pick a fight with a child of Nyx?" She swears fluently in Greek and fiddles with her charmed braclet. She had been training for almost three years, yet fighting against a child of Nyx made her nervous. "He's only been here for a few months. You can hold your own, after all, you are the head of your cabin." A little voice told her. She had to admit that it was true. She was the head of her cabin, and if she wasn't a good fighter, she wouldn't have made it in the first place. "Focus Jennifer, get your head in the game." She stared around her and tried to feel away around, using her powers.
Nin He walks into the arena fully covered in the black of his outfit the only skin exposed is his face. He takes his sunglasses off the orbs of darkness he calls eyes taking in the scenery and he smiles when he sees his opponent. He waves to her and tryin to be friendly but already sizing her up and formulating strategies. I cannot let my guard down around her. She seems dangerous, extremely dangerous . He thinks back to a fight he had and remembers the one person he lost to was also a child of Astraeus He tightens his smile a bit thinking back t that memory but chuckles when he remembers he made his first real friend in that fight.
Jenny: She waves back and waves her hands, quickly spelling the message, "TRUCE" with light orbs. She waves a hand to him. She takes her hand off her bracelet, forgetting that not everyone knew it was her dagger. Well, he doesn't know, and as long as I don't try to use it on him during the truce, I'll be fine. She smiles grimly. Just fight fair, and give it your best shot.
Nin He walks to her admiring the TRUCE glowing in the air "I have seen that power a bunch of time and it is always fascinating. Nice to meet you my name is Nin Daemon son of Nyx." He extends his right hand for a shake wary of any attacks she may pull but trying to appear nonchalant and at ease.
Jenny: She shakes his hand and nods. "Jennifer Aspin, or Jenny please. Daughter of Astraeus." She chuckles. "I've declared a truce, I'm not going to attack. As a show of faith, my bracelet is a weapon, so if you see me reach for it... Warning, don't try it yourself." She smiles smugly, remembering how she had one of the Hecate's kids put spells on her weapons, so only she could touch them. She remembered how one kid tried and ended up having to go an Apollo kid because of the burns. "So, what are the rules, and when do we declare the fight over?"
Nin: "In this fight I'd say the rules are nothing that could impair either of us. No need to pulls punches though because I don't hit girls, not to say you aren't strong but I don't hit females. I'd say the fight is considered over when one of us gets the other in a spot that would normally kill or they other can no longer move." He cocks his head to the side wondering if she is fazed by his eyes or not but also wondering what kind of dagger she uses. "Does that sound fair?"
Jenny: She nods, trying to read his body language. It was never something she was good at, but after almost three years of fighting, she could read a little bit. She could tell he was interested, and maybe just a little trying to intimidate her. "That sounds fair enough. We each go in different directions, wait ten minutes, then track each other down, or just fight right here right now?" She's dying to turn and flee into the darkness, dying to get any sort of upper hand. She shifts uneasily on her feet.
Nin He pulls up his mask and throws the shades over his shoulder they fade into nothing and he feels a bit stronger considering they were made of shadow. Running is no fun. Why would she want to run if she wanted to fight. He straightens his gloves and cracks his neck just ready to fight but deciding to let this play out. His voice comes out muffled but he puts up three fingers "You have three minutes then we begin". He walks backwards then pretends to trip passing into a shadow before hitting the ground and ending up in a nearby cave he still sees the glowing truce and waits for her to move in a direction.
Jenny: She sees him as he moves, silently thanking her dad for the power to see in the dark. He may be a child of Nyx, but that didn't mean that she couldn't see him, or at least sense him. She reaches up and yanks off her necklace, making it turn into her Celestial Bronze sword. She decides to keep the bracelet on, for an emergency. But that's the problem, I fight better with a sword and a dagger in my hand. She sighs and looks at the top of the temple. She grins before making her body like Saturn, light and airy. She quickly lands on the top of the temple and takes a shuddering breath as she takes a solid form. No matter how many times she did that it still made her sick, even using it for the short period of time like that. She looks down and readies herself for an attack, knowing that Nin has been watching her all along.
Nin: He keeps to his word and begins counting minutes fingers itching until the count of one hundred and eighty seconds. He considers what he knows about the children of the star god and realizes it is not much other than them making stars and apparently floating. In the caves he devises a strategy and then reaches out to any animals around. An owl takes off from a tree near the temple and dive bombs her flying wildly near her. Then he looks into the cave and yells it is suddenly filled with screeches as bats take off in natural fear he sends a command to one of the larger bats and they head towards Jenny believing her to be the cause of the disturbance. He moves and walks quickly and stealthily towards the temp using the distraction as a way to get near it.
Jenny: She swears as she sees the bats and owl coming. She quickly thinks and then mumbles an apology. "Sorry guys." She throws out her hands wide and a small supernova bursts forth, instantly killing the flyers, and lighting up the sky. It produces a large boom and shakes everything. She groans as it finishes then takes a few deep breaths. Okay, that's getting better, now where is he? She had lost track of him and she swore again. I need to learn to keep a better eye on him, even when being attacked from a different angle."
Nin: He smiles as he hears the boom knowing her eyes would need time to adjust despite being able to see in the dark. He feels for the shadows made from the burst and sense some coming back towards her body. Found your shadow. He thinks cheekily and creates a couple of shadow hands behind her. You might need a little push and he uses the shadow hand to push her off the temple.
Jenny: She screams as she falls and quickly tries to slow her descent by changing into her Saturn form. She half succeeds and she groans as she picks herself off the ground. Spotting her sword she picks it up and holds it in her right hand, taking off her bracelet and holding her dagger in her left, point back. She half crouches and half stands, perfectly balanced so she can move quickly. Her eyes scan the dark. Thank all the gods I can see perfectly at night. Her eyes catch on one of the caves. Alright, I can't use any sort of light, which is fine, but I need to find his weakness. I know he wasn't on the temple with me, so that means he had to have used shadows... She swears and reaches out to scan everything, making sure that she could see everything coming, including a shadow.
Nin: She is finally on the ground! Time to use the shadow combo He slides his whistle under his mask knowing he might have to use shadows in a pinch. He then moves quickly from the side of the church staying low as he moves serpent like towards Jenny in plain view of the moon. He creates two shadow clones a floating shirt with long sleeves and a pair of legs coming for Jenny in a pincer move. His plan is to barrel into her and knock her off balance so he can begin the shadow blitz.
Jenny: She hardly sees the shadows, but quickly realizes that they're there. Uh oh. She turns herself into the state of earth and merges with the ground beneath her. she moves down far enough to where Nin wouldn't be able to get her, hopefully. She tired to remember how far away Nin was from her. Once she thought she had made the right distance, she quickly rose from the ground and turned into Venus, praying to all the gods that she was close enough.
Nin: He sees her disappears and into the ground and is immediately wary of her teleporting behind or above him. So he collides with the shadow clones and they wrap around him, during this time he blows his whistle and turns it into sturdy armor. He breathes deeply and steadies himself now that he isn't feeling the drain of his powers but is still controlling them. Opening his eyes back up he scans the field reaching out to shadows near and asking night animals if they see her. He gets a reply back from a passing worm and he looks behind him seeing gas spout up from the ground. It causes him to shadow travel to the top of the church but he leaves the suit of armor there controlling it from afar without using energy and at the same time allowing Jenny to mistake as him self. He smiles from under his mask and watches as this unfolds making the armor walk forwards and into the dense fog.
Jenny: She senses the false shadow, but thinks it as Nin, she holds the form for a minute longer before dropping it, breathing heavily. She warily raises her sword, out of tricks. Bloody hell this guy is unstoppable. She holds her sword and dagger in a defensive position and summons Draco, the dragon out of the stars. Last trick, I don't know how much longer I can hold these. I'll have to fight now. "Come on Nin, scared to fight a girl head on?" She holds her ground as the dragon wraps around her, trying to protect her from the fake shadow.
Nin: The shadow clone walks towards the temple and Nin blows the whistle turning the clone into a catapult, always one for the dramatics he jumps off the roof and onto the catapult. The catapult launches him with speed at the dragon constellation of stars and he let's the catapult drop making a large shield with his own shadows. He comes down like a meteor hoping to smash apart the dragon and give her the fight that she asked for. Well I hope she can hold this up until my momentum stops. Otherwise we might die in this, but I still haven't gone all out yet so I hope she can still fight. he thinks.
Jenny: Her eyes widen as she sees Nin coming toward her. As a last ditch effort, she manipulates the gravity around Nin to slow him down. She lets go of the dragon at the last second and produces one last supernova, hoping to wound him enough to where she could take a small break, or at least enough to catch her breath. The worst possible outcome: I lose.
Nin: He feels himself slow a bit and then a bright light begins to overtake his vision as she releases a second supernova. He pours a bunch of power into creating a defensive ball and then extinguishes the light surrounding him. As he plunges everything into darkness he gets unbearably hot in the ball but only suffers from the ball hitting the ground and jarring him knocking the wind out of him as he lands on his chest. He is physically tired from having to pour so much power into what he just did and he wearily settles into a hand to hand combat stance. "You asked Jenny so let's do this! We'll end this hand to hand." He feels his energy comes back quicker than usually thankful of the fact that it is night time and knows he has the bite to back up his bark.
Jenny: She takes a deep breath and tries to regain a bit of the energy she's lost. Reaching for her sword she raises it warily. Also going into her defensive stance, she checks her energy store. Drained. But slowly, ever so slowly coming back. Now, that, was certainly an experience. Not to self, never fight against a child of the night ever again. "Hand to hand or blade to blade?"
Nin: He pulls his mask down and sets his mouth in a grim line "You choose". He begins to circle Jenny his hand ready to draw his baton from it's sheathe. I can't hit this girl so what should I do. If weapons I disarm but if hand to hand I guess I will have to put her in a hold.
Jenny: She just raises her sword higher in response. Let's see how long I can last. "Well come on then. Scared to attack a girl first? Don't chicken out now Nin."
Nin: He draws his baton from it's sheathe and then moves closing the distance between them with no problem at all. He slashes the baton down diagonally in a feint aiming the baton for the sword. He also uses the momentum to spin and hook an arm around her waist using a follow up attack technique because of the situation. I have to stay close. If she swings with the sword i may be done for.
Jenny: She grunts at the impact of his attack, forcing herself to keep her center of gravity low, literally. This is going to kill me. She realizes, so she releases the gravity manipulation almost immediately, but it gives her the result she wanted. It kept her planted firmly on the ground. Bloody- Her vision goes blurry and her body relaxes. Why do I feel so light headed?
Nin: As his arm wraps around her waist he tightens his grip and flings himself back like a suplex but he doesn't complete the bridge. He creates a pile of shadows to cushion her blow but the pile slides out from under her as he collects the shadows in his palm. The shadows become a dagger and he steps off his right leg with force hoping she is still disoriented from the battle. He stops beside his downed opponent and presses the flat of the dagger against the side of her neck and with his face as grim as when he took his mask off he ask seriously "Do you yield?"
Jenny: She grunts, still light light headed. I need sleep. Her body goes slack as she takes a deep breath and closes her eyes. "Wake me up in like, five hours."
Nin: He can't help but smile when she says that and his gentleman instincts kick in as his adrenaline dies down. He lifts her in a bridal carry one arm under her knees and the other on her back and he says softly "I put you down if you want me to but I doubt you can walk. Get some rest I will carry you to the infirmary or something." He begins walking towards the exit of the arena and wonders where he could improve in battle.
As Venus, the user becomes surrounded with thick, toxic clouds that obscure them from view. As the clouds are toxic anyone who tries to touch them will be poisoned and become sick and nauseous. However, if they manage to get through the clouds they will be burned by the lava state of the user’s body, as Venus is an extremely hot planet.