The foregone conclusion of her hand exiting the other side of Satoru's skull was readily apparent to the Fox, even if it hadn't been to the victim of her sudden and brutal assault. Gore splattered across her steel chestpiece, her hand and arm stained red with blood halfway to the elbow, dripping brain matter and thick crimson. Legs flexed and uncurled, pressed against the back of the lifeless body, and sprung outward. The Sand-nin's body landed in the swamp, and sank slowly into the opaque, murky depths. The scarlet spray the Fox's laid out backward somersault left in her trail was a darkly glittering aura that highlighted perfect form as she touched down where Kana stood, one foot balanced between both of the other girl's. She was there but for a moment before bending at the knee, untainted arm wrapped about Kana's waist, and springing away with all her strength, a slight grunt escaping her form with the effort as she leaped high into the air in a movement designed to take her just outside the swamp's area, turning another aerial to lengthen hang time.
The nearby cave had managed to collapse into the swamp, however that meant only that the entrance to said cave now was further away, not that it had disappeared completely. The Fox, prey in hand, took another couple leaps among rocks to said cave, setting Kana down once more inside. “I'll be back,”
the Fox stated, stepping back away from the mouth with the woman's bell in hand and then turning to one of the large boulders that had been just enough inside the Dark Swamp technique to be half-melted into mud, the other half of a competent enough size. Before setting herself to that task, delicate-seeming fingers plucked a small scroll from one of the side pockets of her uniform, and quickly the bell was sealed inside and then tucked away. The Fox set herself against it and exerted, shoving with all her body until it flopped over once, precariously wobbled, then fell against the cave mouth, securing it. Satisfied that it covered the exit, her clean hand pressed against the stone, a seal - 禁 - appearing on the stone in a deep black, unmistakable ink. Rapidly, she moved to each of the four corners of the swamp, choosing an area therein to place a similar tag, clearly marked but dubious to find on one's own. Her followup was a technique often used by those that chose to make this particular seal – a technique which would cause anyone attempting to remove the tags to fight a mirror image of themselves.
That, of course, is when the Fox's attention turned to the mounting wave south of her. The giant one, indeed,
she thought to herself, taking a steadying breath and then exhaling. “Kaimon...”
Trees bent and swayed away from the Fox, rock, dirt, and pebbles slightly shifting from her form as energy exploded outward, revitalizing her and causing a ripple along the scant grass. A blue aura of released chakra swirled around her, raising her hair from its simple twist and actually pulling its length out as she murmured to herself, “Kyūmon, Kai.”
The second of the Hachimon this time, and on the heels of the first, had loose clothing whipping in the expulsion of inner strength. Her focus now moved to the spinal cord, where she imagined turning a lock and visualized a sudden influx of red blood cells, her skin turning red from the constant rush. “Seimon, Kai,”
she uttered, and now felt as though her preparation for entering the next fight was complete. And then, to mortal eyes, she was gone.
In reality, she was moving too fast for even well-trained eyes to compensate, obliterating the distance between herself and those other combatants in the time it might take them to complete their maneuvers. Whichever of them came out on top in this exchange would find themselves, assuming they did not end up actually exploding or otherwise making it too dangerous to approach, on the business end of a blurred fist.
Five Seal Barrier (C-rank)
Mirrored Sudden Attacker (A-rank)
Inner Gate One, Two, Three
Inner Gate One, Two, Three
Iron Body Style (B-rank cost halved)
Strong Fist Style (D-rank cost halved)
Stamina Remaining: 20.82 – refund half of spent – 60.41%
Strength: Epic (Minor Advantage)
Con: Legendary (Minor Advantage)
Sta: Proficient (Minor Advantage Tai, Major Advantage Nin)
Agi: Legendary (Minor Advantage)
Wis: Proficient (Masterful w/ Minor Advantage Precog)]
_________________I've been cautious
With the words I extend
Allow this year
Before the world starts to end