In a castle buried by Antarctic snow, Aya races through a maze of corridors with trained zombies asking her trivia questions at each turn. Parallel to her in another series of corridors is an unseen woman also make her way to the heart of the caste. The two can barely hear each other but have enough of a sense of were the other is to realize they are in a race.
When Aya final makes it to the central chamber, she finds a loudly dressed Russian woman standing over a defeated Sulumon. The two women trade barbs, with the Russian sporting a thick accent, but come to an understand that it would be pointless to fight. However, during the heat of the argument neither woman noticed Sulumon slip away and activate the castles self-destruct function. The two quickly fight their way past more trivia zombies and find a lone escape pod. Despite having to be pressed together in a one person space, they take the pod and are launched into the ocean.
A couple of days latter they are rescued by Ayesha and a hired ship of mercenaries. While happy to see her girlfriend again, Ayesha is angry at the Russian woman for appearing to be so cozy with Aya. After calling the Russian a bitch, the two fight. Unfortunately for her, the Ethiopian woman is defeated by waves of demonic ice and sea creatures. Aya asks the Russian to stay her hand and she decides not to kill her.
The Shmexy Cat Fight
September 30, 2012 05:30
The Clash of the Clone
September 30, 2012 04:55
After being given Arnold’s location by Rachel Holmes, Gunther tracks him down to NEP Studio 52 in New York and challenges the celebrity to a final rematch backstage. The two battle and Guther defeats Arnold brutally. As the superstar fall, his body seems to burst forth with yellow light which rushes into Gunther, leaving the Australian feeling stronger. After looking around for the angelic figure to appear and heal Arnold or otherwise mar the victory, Gunther leaves confident in his superiority.
The Nationalist Battle
September 21, 2012 06:33
Returning from the market, Aya finds an extremely elderly man sitting at the table, eating her half-cooked meat, and listening to traditional Korean music on a tape deck. Surprised by her coming home, the man knock over the table and assumes a fighting stance. While Aya calmly tries to talk to the intruder, he yells racist and sexist remarks at her. Eventually, Aya slowly approaches and tries to surprise the man with her fire breathing. He neutralizes the attack with a green fireball and the two engage in battle.
A long battle and much destruction to the apartment, Aya seems to knock the man out with her fire breathing. However, as she closes in on the prone body, the man attempts to surprise attack her with a grapple. However, Ayesha Wendimu and Zanitha Sao jump out of nearby windows and knock out the man. Aya steps on the man’s neck with the heel of her boots to kill him and he seems to disintegrate into black ash. His clothes are left behind, along with note showing that many of the attacks against Aya and her friends where masterminded by a Yama-Jin named Sulumon.
Aya meets with her master Toyouke and learns that Sulumon is his rival. She is then tasked with defeating him and makes plans to get close enough to attack by seducing him.
The Candied Fruit Battle
September 19, 2012 02:30
Wasting some time while her sous-vide dish cooks, Aya goes off to the market to look around. She finds an international candy store and looks around for something to send to her demon lord. Aya eyes a lone candied dragon fruit at the same time as a heterocomatic Chinese woman and the two race to get it. Both touch it at the same time but Aya pulls away and says “excuse me.” The Chinese woman haughtily responds “Your excused” and leaves to purchase the fruit.
Aya follows the woman as she leaves the store and ambushes her in an alley. After defeating her, Aya takes the candied dragon fruit and a dozen candied star fruit. Satisfied, she leaves to finish her dish.
The Battle of the "World's Greatest"
September 17, 2012 23:47
Walking away from the bar, a limo pulls up next to Gunther and world famous Thai fighter Sinit Kra steps out. He offers Gunther a fight against the “World’s Greatest” fighter. Gunther is skeptical of Kra’s talent and demands proof of his ability. Kra shows off numerous newspapers proclaiming him the greatest fighter ever but Gunther guesses that it is simply a media conspiracy. Enraged, Kra attacks suddenly with a flying knee.
During the fight, Gunter destroys Kra’s limo with a fireball and quickly defeats Kra. High on his victory, he yell to nobody in particular that he is now the greatest fighter ever.
As the sun expands to cover the entire sky and the wreaked limo explode, Gunther feels the temperature rises as a golden angel-like being descends from the sky. The being tells Gunther that he is not the world’ greatest fighter and that Sinit is simply a media figure. While feeling good for having his media conspiracy theory validated, Gunther is concerned when the being tells him that he can only become the world’s greatest fighter by defeating his creator, Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Angry, Gunter throws Sinit toward the burning limo but the angelic being catches him and flies into the sky. After he leaves, the environment returns to normal. The only thing left being is a business card for Interpol agent Rachel Holmes. After a bit of internet research, Gunther catches a plane to Scotland and sets out to track down the agent.
The Boss-Level Test Battle
September 15, 2012 21:45
Three fighters meet in a warehouse in China, each expecting to find someone they thought dead waiting for them. Instead, the lights dim and they hear the voice of a woman calling them fools. She says the summons were traps and she plans to eliminate the men to ensure the Guild cannot use them as a plan B to thwart an imminent disaster. The men don’t know what she is talking about but understand when they are in danger and team up to fight the woman in the shadows of the building. Unfortunately, they fall one by one.
The Tennin Test
September 14, 2012 01:23
After his celestial encounter at his ranch, Aeternus211 and Neil head to the hanger where the house plane is being held. In the cabin, they find a woman who claims to have been waiting for Aeternus211. She introduces herself as Ayseha and uses Aeternus211’s real name. Disturbed, the Turkish man asks how she knows of him and how she found him. She responds that the stars lead her to him in order to test his resolve in forging a new future for himself. Seeing a challenge, Aeternus211 rushes her and the two fight outside the hanger.
While the young Tennin has trouble predicting the older Tennin’s silver prayer strip attacks and is hindered by the stars dimming during their battle, he defeats her with his overdrive. Unexpectedly, his final attack seems to cause the woman to explode but the stars return and the new light reveals Ayseha to be undamaged. She looks satisfied with Aeternus211’s performance as she leans against a wall. Before Aeternus211 can attack her, she offers to reveal where the demon who killed his family is. Aeternus211 calms down and accepts.
Ayseha makes the sign of the Goddess of Secrets () and points behind Aeternus211. The young Tennin looks and sees his shinma manifest and then writhe in pain as it transforms into the Yama King Mauger.
The Chef Battle
September 12, 2012 06:32
With the house plane in a warehouse in Ethiopia, Aya decides to relax for a bit and “make friends” with a local warrioress chef who specializes in kitfo and seafood. While the two are at a hotel cooking dinner, they hear a woman insult the quality and health of the ingredients they are using. Aya investigates and finds a scantily dressed woman who introduces herself as Zanitha in the dinning room. The two trade barbs until Aya demands the intruder leave as the hotel room is a private space. Zanitha comment that a tournament fighter is always open game for a fight and rushes the Japanese woman.
During the fight, Aya notices that Zanitha has implants and is tucking when she grasps the Thai woman in a triangle choke. Not detracted but thinking that such information could be used to blackmail the Thai celebrity chef, Aya quickly defeats the Zanitha by overwhelming her with fire breathing. Zanitha is staggered and then falls to the ground. Aya grabs the unconscious woman by the hair and drags her to a window where she is dropped into a fruit cart. The Thai woman wakes up covered in juice and yells at Aya, who quietly walks back inside.
The next day, Aya finds the hotel has been egged and a package has been left for her. In the box is a signed copy of Zanitha’s latest cookbook with the inscription “Fuck your barbecue.” Aya and her friend make something from the book and the next day they find a sous-vide cookbook and the necessary appliances at their door. Knowing the Thai woman is likely watching, the two chefs cook a sous-vide meal that day in lingerie and with the binds open. While wait for the food to cook, Aya’s new friend does get dressed and ducks out for a bit.
The Bar Fight
September 09, 2012 02:44
Sailor Nemesis is nowhere to be seen after the house plane is repaired, so the vehicle is transported to Ethiopia to be sold to the highest bidder. Annoyed and impatient, Gunther goes to a local bar to pass the time. Unfortunately, he gets hassled by a local strong/large man who seem to literally want a piece of him.
Gunther makes quick work of the fellow and the bar regulars rejoice. They describe the man as a blight on their community, both as an unwanted immigrant food hog and a witch with inappropriate cannibalistic urges. A free round of drinks are served by the house, though Gunther only orders a Cherry Coke. Turns out he was adopted by a Muslim family in Australia and keeps halal. While the folks in the bar enjoy themselves, Gunther makes a racist and inaccurate comment under his breath: “A fat Ethiopian, that doesn’t even make sense.”
The Nerd Rematch
September 06, 2012 04:45
Back on the plane in Kenya, Aeternus, Gunther, and Neil are talking about Aeternus’ and Neil’s battle. Gunther asks why Aeternus didn’t just rush Neil until he got disoriented and then attack with his strongest moves. Shocked at how simple and effective the strategy would be, Aeternus stands up and yells “That’s a good idea! Rush sneak attack!” as he bum rushes Neil. In response, the Kadru yells “Come at meh, brah!”
Utilizing the strategy, Aeternus quickly defeats Neil and knocks him into a portal to the yokai farm in Turkey. There, Aeternus struggle with a desire to kill the Kadru and his shinma eggs him on. The shinma tell him that the Kadru is just like any other monster, that he can’t be tamed like the yokai, and that he must kill him. What finally convinces the Tennin is a reminder that monsters killed his family and it is now his job to kill monster. Solemnly, Aeternus puts Neil in a barn and calls forth a portal in the sky to rain down purple fires. He plans to kill the Kadru and all the yokai on the farm.
Just as the purple fire is about the reach the barn, it seems to slow and stop. Then it reverses, looking as if someone pressed the rewind button on reality, and return to the portal, which also closes. The clouds part and the sky starts to look different. The hues of purple and blue that can been seen in the night sky when one is away from the city seem to drain from the night and coalesce into a point in front of Aeternus. Quickly the anomaly begins to look like a small black hole which bursts outward in a flash of indigo light to reveal a six-arm blue woman.
Standing in front of Aeternus with a stern gaze, the woman warns the Tennin that he is headed down a dark path, that he must temper his killer instincts, and embrace the role of a hero as he will be need to save the world in the future. Aeternus, fearful but skeptical, asks why such a mighty and threatening being wants him to be good. She responds that she only cares about human survival and potential, which requires the continued existence of the Earthrealm. Still skeptical, Aeternus turns to his shinma only to find it missing, along with the Kadru and yokai. Impressed, Aeternus continues to hear the strange woman out. The goddess, who introduces herself as Tara, says that if he embraces the path of the hero, then she will arrange for a fight with the demon that killed his family. With that prize, Aeternus heartily accepts.
In a flash, the world returns to normal. The only trace of the encounter is a single over-sized indigo lotus petal with the words “She will come to you” written in gold ink. Sensing a change in his master, a nearby yokai comes up to Aeternus and rubs against him like a cat.