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TVC II OOC Your Characters Fighting Style


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List off what forms of Marital arts and other combat training your characters know

Killer Croc From Batman Origins is Graveclaws to a T, that is pretty much how big he is to most people too and his mouth does the same thing


Sylvie combines Parkour with kick-boxing, and her fangs and claws she doesn't block incoming attacks she dodges them

Simon von Carstein

The Poetic Fiend
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Simon uses the one handed and parrying dagger style of combat. Sometimes he uses a cloak instead of a dagger. His knowledge of sword fighting puts him on par with many blood dragons but his ability to blend sword fighting with magical offense has enabled him to defeat older more experienced vampires including Merovich the Blood Dragon and Rahotep the Sentence a vampire of the Necrarch Order.

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Ordo Cruentus

Order amongst the Dead
As far as I know, Rosa's doesn't exist, as it is an amalgamation of many different fighting styles.

Most notably the Deutsche Schule; Kunst des Fechtens, the Destreza, and Cossack Sabre techniques.
Konstanze uses a style I like to refer to as 'flail wildly at everything in sight then run for it'. At least, she uses that when her more usual 'convince someone else to do the fighting' style fails. Or, alternatively, the 'kill it with eldritch energies' style, though that's probably not really what you meant.

Also, hey, I'm back. I wasn't dead, I swears it!

Get of W'soran

CN's Lord of Masks
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Dieter uses...well basically it's just Longsword and wrestling from the Liechtenauer tradition (German Fencing Masters) although he has a working knowledge of Bretonnia's and Tilean's Longsword systems.

Nekhlior uses ancient 2nd Generation vampiric strength and agility mixed with khopesh and scimitar sword skills that he hasn't used properly in over two thousand years.

Karl uses something close to 18th and 19th century British Military Sabre fencing most of the time although originally he used a sabre system more like historical Polish sabre (due to his Kislevite heritage).

Get of W'soran

CN's Lord of Masks
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Satsu studied under eastern masters. His main fighting styles are:
  • Swords: Nipponese sword fighting which is the equivalent of real life Kenjutsu and Iaijutsu except with vampiric lifespan to study and their physical abilities.
  • Hand-to-hand: Due to being a trained killer for centuries (who is forced to constantly keep training by his Order) he has learnt a large number of styles but his main ones would be similar to Taiji (Tai Chi - Martial, not that meditative health rubbish), jujitsu and the evasive open palm art of Bagua Zhang.
  • Throwing: In the form of bō shuriken (basically needles) for distraction purposes.
Aside from those main focuses he's also somewhat adept at knife fighting, western wrestling, weapon throwing and a wide array of Cathay (Chinese) weapons but to such a lesser extent that he almost never uses them outside of training.

Throw in some Illusion magic when necessary.
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Helena was taught the traditional style of Tilean rapier and dagger fencing by Nicoletto Viggiani who were present as the court fencing master at the time of Vlad von Carstein. However, since then she's had to make changes to account for her small physique. These days she often uses larger weapons* such as pole arms and two-handed swords to compensate for her shorter reach. Her size is both a blessing and a curse in this aspect; her natural aim is around her own shoulder level and below which is about the same level as a grown man's groin or thighs down to his feet. If the opponent isn't used to fighting against significantly smaller enemies this can be difficult to defend against. It can also be difficult to make strong attacks against Helena if the opponent doesn't have a weapon with the range to easily strike below the waist. She in turn is used to fighting against opponents who are taller than her and the size difference lets her parry and defend against most attacks in the same way since they're all usually coming from above. However, her use of larger weapons and proneness to excitability during battle makes her a liability in formation fighting or other situations where she's not alone.

She has a fair selection of spells to use (see her bio) but when caught up in fighting she sometimes forget to utilize them.

She doesn't really fight when unarmed. The negatives of her small size and weight are too large in wrestling and fighting with fists and feet, though she has a vicious bite. If disarmed she is most likely to retreat behind allies and minions.

*Note: these weapons need to be customized for her use or be rather slender to begin with. Her hands are too small to securely accomodate the grip of a typical military weapon.
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Get of W'soran

CN's Lord of Masks
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Nicoletto is a master of the Tilean (similar to real life Italian) and Estalian (Spanish) schools of Rapier fencing which includes using various off-hand weapons alongside the single sword such as the dagger, cloak, buckler and when absolutely necessary a second sword. There are also some odder combinations however. These schools of fighting also have certain grappling and wrestling moves within these systems of combat. He tends to use more advanced footwork than other masters of his skill level.

Nicoletto also has lesser experience, but still competency, with other weapons as befits a Tilean Fencing Master such as the sidesword, spear, polearms, longsword, dagger alone and, perhaps most noticeably, the huge Two-Handed Spadone however this last weapon is considered by Nicoletto to be a status symbol of his mastery of weaponry. It should be noted that his skill with all these weapons is significantly less than his ability with the rapier, he mostly only practices just enough so that he can use them effectively in a pinch and so that he can fulfill his role as Drakenhof's official Court Fencing Master as an instructor.

Nicoletto's fighting style has a focus on evasion due to his lack of armour.

Nicoletto can cast extremely basic Necromancy. This tends to manifest itself as blasts of unrefined dark magic or explosions of darkness, these specialty spells of his tend to look impressive but lack actual substance. He can, at times, command the raised dead but can't raise much more than basic zombies himself and likely wouldn't remember the correct incantations anyway.
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