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Kuro lost. And he's hurt. Not as badly as he was a month ago, but... Angie-san, can you get another hop to come and examine him for me? I've already treated most of it myself, but a second opinion would be... comforting.
[There's a shuffle of fabric as he pauses, then his voice sounds wooden.]
It's down to Enki now. The sparring partner to a dead King of Makai. He's the only one standing between Mukuro and the throne. Tomorrow morning is the final round. Yuusuke is still unconscious.
Things are not looking good for us.
((I'll stop spamming soon, I swear! Canon progression's nearly over!))
I assume you've all heard that Kuro beat me. Yomi lost to his opponent and Mukuro defeated Natsumi. Tomorrow Kuro has his battle with Enki and then whoever wins that will go onto the finals.
I pray that Mukuro will lose to one of them, whoever it is.
I'm going to get this out of the way. While I'm thankful for those of you who were concerned about my well being, you really did not need to worry. I fully intended to go to the medical wing after Hiei's fight. Touya, I believe you were there when I said it.
Now, to matters that actually do matter. As you have likely heard, Hiei lost his battle to Mukuro, and Yuusuke has lost to Yomi. Yuusuke is currently unconscious in the medical wing as we speak, and has been since his loss. This puts us in a very...[He shakes his head, knowing that Yuusuke would not be pleased with him saying this] undesirable position. In fact, it makes myself and Kuronue as the only two standing between them and rulership of the Makai. Unless you count Natsumi, Enki, and some unknown, no name demon that Yomi's next battle is with. I can only hope that the next two or so days prove fortunate.
[He shakes his head again, then glances off to the side for a moment. When he glances back at the camera, he has a highly devious look on his face.] My next battle is with Kuronue. This will be quite... [He pauses expectantly, as though for dramatics' sake] interesting. We even have a bet riding on it. Cheer for me to strike first blood, everyone. [He winks, and then the screen goes black]
Kuro was as well remembered and recived as I thought. Kuro-mine, just how many dropped out of the tournement when they realized they were in your bracket?
So far Touya, myself, Kuronue, Yuusuke, Suzuki, Hokushin, Yomi, Mukuro, Yomi, Shishiwakamaru, Rinku, Hiei, Raizen's former sparring partners, Jin, and I beleive Trish have made it into the tournement proper. Oh, and Shigure, though I had thought Hiei had killed him.
Yomi arrived at the tournement with his... son... in tow, who also fought in the preliminaries. I do have to say, the boy is amazingly stubbron, certainly his father's son. I think he was close to willing to die to defeat Yomi, but he thankfully surrendered when he realized he couldn't do it, not yet. He has the potiental I think, however.
The fights start again soon, with Shishiwakamaru vs Hokushin, Jin vs... one of Raizen's old friends, I forget his name at the moment. Touya, you have a fight today as well, correct?
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((YYH cast: Please inform me if this isn't alright with ya'll and I'll happly make changes. Setine, is it fine for me to figure Trish made it past prelims?))
Only Yuusuke. [The sound of a squeaky chair as he sits. His voice sounds amused and somewhat fond.] Only Yuusuke would come up with something so... outlandish. An election in the Makai. Raizen is likely laughing his head off, if only for the look on Yomi's face. Fighting for the rule of the Makai...
[Tuts softly] Not a job I particurally want, but I'll fight to keep it from Yomi and Mukuro.
Yuusuke, I trust Hokishin survived the heart attack you gave him for "vandalizing" the national treasure?
[Locked to self/Expect hackers and Kaito and Yusuke if they want only]
[Voice is no longer as fond, sounding almost tired.] It's been hell, this past month. A few days after my arrival -- which was
[A deep sigh] He captured my assassin. Tortured him. Blinded him. Refused to kill him. Not until he confessed the identity of the one that hired him.
[A small touch of anger enters his voice.] He brought it on himself! They both did! Yomi for forgetting his place and the assassin for not doing his job properly! He should have died! No one challenges me like that and lives!
[An audiable inhale, as though he's trying to calm himself.] Lesson learned. Don't sleep with the underlings. They get full of themselves, start acting out and challening you for leadership and you have to kill them.
At least I was able to secure my position as Yomi's second until Yuusuke's plan went into effect.
Oh, and no one possesses my brother.
((OOC: FINALLY! Canon progression time. I think I'm caught up now, if I'm not please let me know. Also, I'm at work right now, so I won't be returning tags until at least seven eastern time. Might pop in for a few minutes to answer one or two; the place is freaking dead. -_- Oh, and strikes are mutters.))
I should have gone this morning, but... matters forced a delay in my trip.
Yomi can bite me; I keep my own schedual.
So this evening I will be going to Genkai's Temple where the Spirit World Defense Force will open a portal to the Makai so that I may spend the month serving as an advisor to Yomi.
I... am unsure just how much contact I will have with the Ningenkai or the community. Gandera is supposedly far more advanced than most of the Makai, but I do not believe it is advanced enough to connect with such a vastly different technological set up. I will keep up as best I can, however.
I suppose I shall see you all soon.
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[Locked, unhackable, to Kid]
I'll be sure to steal way some time to continue to tend to your injuries.
It's amazing what bribery, blackmail, and seduction can acomplish. And I think we should have a talk or two.
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((And we FINALLY have more canon progression! *is watching the appropriate episodes now, actually* First strike is thoughts, second strike is difficult to hack, but not totally impossible.))
[Locked to self, difficult to hack (IE: Gods and friends with good computer skills)]
This simplifies things somewhat. Just a few weeks ago I was contacted by Yomi, of all people, seeking my return to the Makai. I'll have to negotiate with him, of course, as to how long I'll... visit, since there is only so often I can tell Kaasan I'm going with friends to China. Perhaps I can give her a trip as a honeymoon gift...
I likely should start shopping for White Day gifts. Two weeks until the holiday, after all.
...I should get Hiei something. Just to see his reaction.