Chi gripped the handle of her mace firmly with both hands while jumping back out of the way of Aristo's swing; hoping to rip the mace from the Sith's hand and not get hit. Chi-Ki then took a powerful step forward and swung the mace aiming for Aristo's right side. Then brought it back up ready for another attack from Aristo.
As Aristo was in mid-swing when Chi-Ki vaulted backwards, he was forced to release her handle to keep his balance. Quickly shifting his weight to his left foot in a backward step, Aristo turned his mace to a vertical, head-down position and swept it rightwards to block the incoming blow. As the Cerean disengaged and brought her guard back up, the Sith Master pulled his weapon back then lunged in a one-handed swing aimed under her guard at her right ankle.
Chi watched the Aristo's moves carefully, seeing his next swing aimed for somewhere hard to block she decided to jump over his swing. As Chi jumped she quickly extended out her leg and attempted to kick Aristo in the head. She hoped this would at least surprise the Sith and give her a chance to get in a swing.
Keenly side-stepping Chi-Ki's kick, Aristo firmly grabbed the Cerean by her ankle. Unable to land on one foot, Chi fell on her back. Still maintaining a hold with one hand, Aristo raised his mace with the other and initiated a downwards swing at her torso.
Though Chi-Ki tugged with her seized leg and pressed against the floor with her free foor, she could not seem to escape Aristo's strong grasp. She blocked the first downward mace stroke which was soon followed by more attacks. As she continued to parry the incoming attacks, her shoulders began to strain under the weight of continual kinetic impact. Though this was lessened somewhat by the armor she wore, Chi-Ki knew she couldn't keep this up indefinitely and would have to free herself soon.
Chi summoned up the force and attempted to use a force jump to dart across the floor, turning in the air she landed on her feet a few meters away. Chi-Ki readied herself again and ran up to Aristo, holding her mace in both hands anticipating a swing from him. She swung with all her might and quickly as she could move the mace through the air at his left shoulder.
"Ah, I see not all of your Force ability has waned during your long sleep," Aristo commented as Chi-Ki flew from his grip and landed several meters away, "Let's see what you can do."
Chi-Ki charged forward, coming at Aristo with carefully applied momentum. In response the Sith Templar activated Force Speed, moving out of her blow's path in a blur. Surging in towards his opponent's left flank, Aristo smoothly transitioned from evasion to offense by unleashing a rapid series of attacks at the Cerean's back and chest.
She smirked at Aristo's comment. Chi then responded to Aristo's new found speed by initiating her own Force Speed in hopes to come close to matching his movements. She did her best to keep up with his swings, staying on the defensive for the most part but trying to sneak in swings when she thought she saw openings. Throughout the skirmish Chi-Ki mirrored Aristo's stances and learned the way he carried his mace and she tried to copy the things he did.
Though Aristo's Speed was slightly superior, Chi-Ki managed to keep up with most of his attacks. Only one blow made serious contact but its impact was blunted by the armor she wore and by her own toughness. Her counterattacks, however, repeatedly met with nothing but air as the Marauder's greater alacrity kept him out of harm's way. As Chi entered a defensive stance, Aristo lowered his weapon and body then lunged forward, swinging upwards. He was attempting to pull Chi's weapon from her grasp by locking his mace's head onto her mace's handle from behind.
Darth Exolus: As for novels? Plagueis novel. Thrawn Trilogy. Jedi Academy Trilogy, Legacy of the Force and if you want a lore deep dive novella, go check out Joe Bongiorno's Supernatural Encounters (he's in the process of writing an expanded version).
Oct 5, 2021 0:27:55 GMT
Darth Exolus: We're kind of inactive. Once in a while we pop in for a pow-wow.
Oct 5, 2021 0:25:21 GMT
Disco Elysium: Ok is there any must read star war novels from legends. Read the dark bane series in 2016
Oct 3, 2021 10:33:32 GMT
Disco: Is this site dead?
Oct 3, 2021 10:31:12 GMT
Amanda Parker: Hi There,
Sept 29, 2021 18:07:06 GMT
Darth Xaos: Oh, and ep. 9 is also set in the Old Republic period too.
Sept 24, 2021 5:10:02 GMT
Darth Xaos: Old Republic (seemingly the Republic Dark Age).
Sept 24, 2021 2:45:36 GMT
Darth Xaos: If you have not watched Star Wars Visions on Disney+ then do so immediately, that's a direct order from the Dark Lord of Fun. It is such a great anthology, I love it so much, especially episode 5 which is the first piece of NuCanon to be set in the...
Sept 24, 2021 2:45:25 GMT
Darth Exolus: I'd like to do a little lick more writing myself.
Sept 15, 2021 4:40:47 GMT
Darth Xaos: Better luck going forward, Ex. New chapter should drop some time in October.
Sept 13, 2021 18:38:13 GMT
Darth Exolus: On the job hunt myself. Not going as well as I'd hoped. Still, a new Rise chapter will be something to read. Kick the coof soon Reave.
Sept 13, 2021 16:39:37 GMT
Darth Xaos: Eeek, sorry to hear it, Reav. Hope you're recovering well. I'm doing just fine; I've started writing the next chapter of Rise of NSB.
Sept 12, 2021 23:54:22 GMT
Darth Reaver: Ok Currently at home isolating after catching the lurgy. How's everyone else out their?
Sept 9, 2021 9:43:40 GMT
Darth Exolus: And now I've finished my stint in university.
Jun 2, 2021 21:57:32 GMT
Darth Exolus: I'll be sprinkling bits and pieces where and when I can.
May 17, 2021 23:02:32 GMT
Darth Xaos: Just gave it a read; nice little addition there. Gives a nice glimpse of some the future ideas you had vaguely talked about for Zsinj back when we tried running the NuCanon version.
May 17, 2021 4:17:40 GMT
Darth Exolus: Zsinj has himself a little entry for his Empire now.
May 16, 2021 1:10:22 GMT
Darth Exolus: I'd like to see where he goes with it and why he wanted it to go to a full novel length as opposed to novella.
May 14, 2021 22:34:15 GMT