With only 50 seconds left, both tables began to feel the intensity as all combatants entered what would be extremely dangerous firefights.
In Table A, the top 3 combatants now stood in the same area above the sky. 2 different weapons were thrown at the Destiny Gundam, destroying its left and right arms, and as the pilot tried to aim its long range cannon at the now close enemies it was immediately kicked and destroyed in a pink explosion by Jun and had their cannon taken.
The sun began to set on the virtual battlefield as everyone knew there was little to no time. The last 2 airborne combatants made their move. Jun fired an array of lasers down at the Zaku Origin, using the last of his energies to forge a path of destruction. Kai blasted forward like the red comet himself, using the last of his energies to break through all in his way. Lasers began to close in on the approaching red blur, grazing the red suit lightly as it charged forward with no stopping, and as the two battle worn suits began to enter 20 meters from each other … they stopped.
And a robotic voice yelled for all to hear. “TIMES UP!!!”
And with that, the two gunplas fell to the table, damaged but not out and frozen in time aiming at each other.
Meanwhile at Table B, The two new allies quickly moved on Rikus advice, commencing their counterattack!!!
"I'll take the rat who thinks he can use my own gambit against me!" Rikus voice said through the public channels as his missile volley launched towards the peeking Taurus. Nishiyama cautiously backed up and returned fire, trying to wonder if he had maken a mistake in his plans as explosions filled the air around him as they struck the side of the canyon. He needed to retreat! He could always get points in round 2 right? It was fine to run right?! He transformed his taurus and tried to gain air in an attempt to escape but was shocked when automatic fire began to rain onto him. Now in the air and defenseless, the taurus blows up into pink smoke at the insistent barrage.
Simultaneously, Blade had transformed and headed into the desert, dodging and weaving the blasts from the Astray as he closed in, firing its two rifle shots forward in an attempt to destroy Hanako's unit. Hanako shot back, before jumping out of her hiding spot to perform an evasive maneuver and flying into the air. Blade transformed as he approached and the two clashed beam sabers, Hanako parrying Blades first attack despite using a much slower unit. The two reared back before charging at each other.
However, before either of the two could fully end the battle, a robotic voice yelled for all to hear. “TIMES UP!!!”
. The gunplas fall to the table. Both the wing and the ashtrays have the handle of their beam sabers pressed against each others chests, showing that if the battle had lasted a second longer both would have perished.
. The robotic voice yelled to Naoki as the match ended, the holograms around all contestants began to unravel. Naoki panted as his heart raced watching the battle at the end. He released a breath he didn’t know he was holding. What was that? It was like he had seen two world class fighters with how intense the fighting between the two of them felt. Or maybe it was just his imagination again. Still, their skills were real.“THE NEXT MATCH WILL BEGIN IN 15 MINUTES, PLEASE MAKE ANY REPAIRS BEFORE THEN. I REPEAT. THE NEXT MATCH WILL BEGIN IN 15 MINUTES, PLEASE MAKE ANY REPAIRS BEFORE THEN.”
The robotic voice of the tables said as the 2 sets of 10 hexagonal tables began to slowly move towards each other, eventually creating a large 20 hexagon battlefield. Above the tables a scoreboard popped up. Scores:
3 -Kusaka Riku
1 -Kai Asakura
1 -Takamaki Jun
0 -Yukihiro Naoki
0 -Koga Kyo
2 -Kudo 0 -Hamachiyama 0 -Kobayashi
0 -Tanaka 0 -Komi 0 -Seiichi Seo
0 -Akihiko 0 -Mitsuki 0 -Nishiyama
At the announcement, Naoki moved to one of the work stations in the arcade to begin repairing his gunpla. He thought of Seo and the rest of Seos teammates. It was a shame they couldn’t take part in the next round, but that's what happens when your gunpla is destroyed during an elimination match, as opposed to a point based tournament that some shops do. As he repairs his Graze, Shinrai approaches his station, a tablet in hand. “Hey Shinrai, did you SEE the end of that fight? It was amazing!”
Shinrai nodded before speaking, “No. I was actually watching the other table, and theres something I wanna show you that surprised me.” He said as he turned on the tablet to show the near end of the Table B battle, when Blade offered help to Riku. “Interesting right?”“Definitely … I’ve seen what the Shark and the Reaper have done in person now, there's no denying their strong. And with Rikus current placement I can confirm he’s skilled. But this guy is a complete mystery to me … I need to see him in action.”
He said as he finished his repairs, replacing the beyond repair left Leo arm with his Grazes original left arm.
Shinrai nodded at Naoki's reasoning, leaving to go observe the other contenders.@Double@Shiyonichi@Blade17@KenjuGuy
Soon, the second round was about to begin and all remaining contestants gathered around the table to see the new map. It was a large mountain range with a large river running down its middle. At the north was a dip in the mountains that housed a mining town, complete with a large mine shaft just large enough to hold a mobile suit. Near the south, the mountains turn to cliffs overlooking the ocean, a large body of water with strong tides at the border of the map. In the east the mountains continued for as far as the eye can see. And finally in the west, there is a large valley, easily visible by all.
As the fighters surrounded the table to their starting positions, most combatants avoided the west and instead gathered around the other 3 areas. 2 heading towards the mountains, 1 heading towards the mines and Hanako heading towards the cliffside oceans respectively. Naoki waited as he watched Blade, deciding to follow him.
(The table is now 20 hexagons big!!! Battles that take place on one side of the map might not be seen or heard by those on another. Everyone please decided if you will be entering the arena from the North, South, West, or East )
(Edit: added where Hanako was placed.)