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In ancient times, Dragon Tiger Gate was a most powerful style, one that was designed as two parts of the same whole, two sides of the same coin. A prospective master would learn one side and then learn the other. Once this had happened, they would work towards the art of combination. And those who mastered the combination were truly ferocious creatures. These two arts gave rise to the phrase "Crouching Tiger" and "Hidden Dragon" as a way to refer to people who did not boast or brag of their style, but where masters none the less, hidden among the bustle of life.
However, the world has since moved on, and the combination of the two styles is a rarity. Most do not even realize it can be done. But for the rare few who can master both sides of this coin, power is theirs for the taking. Both Dragon Gate and Tiger Gate draw their power from the physical, but different aspects of the physical. The only similarity between the two is that they draw from great skill in the art of the body. (Dragon and Tiger Gate need equal Martial Skill to be used properly. They can be used inefficiently at one martial skill below. Dragon Tiger Gate cannot)
Tiger Gate mimics the tiger. Though she may be a strong creature, the tiger uses her speed and her precise nature to win the day. The secondary stat is General Speed.
(feats assuming roughly Beginner/Adept strength)
Rank 1 = Initiate - Beginner General Speed: You can strike a pose and look intimidating to street thugs. This....is about the limit of your ability though. Having no understanding of anything but the basics, you are not going to be winning many medals. It works in a pinch, being superior to the "Flailing arms technique" but little else. In material terms, he can put his finger through a plank of wood veneer.
Rank 2 = Apprentice - Adept General Speed: It is here that the user gains some semblance of ability. They have some idea of the application of strength the swiftness in which a tiger uses it, able to deal some consderable damage to the unaugmented body, but not much against those with supernatural hardness. In material terms, he can put his finger through a plank of wood.
Rank 3 = Practitioner - Advanced General Speed: At this rank is where the true light starts to shine. The strikes are swift as quicksilver and can pound, press, and rupture precise ligaments in the body, similar to how a Tiger cripple's it's prey. Targetted blows to specific parts of the body can restrict the opponent's ability to fight back, although this is mitigated to mere bruises if they are supernaturally hard. In material terms, he can put his finger through a slab of stone.
Rank 4 = Expert Elite General Speed: Approaching the apex of mastery, the Tiger can lay a person low in but a few seconds, striking as suddenly as a tiger leaping from the grass. The supernatural hardness of the opponent will not save them from the well-placed blows of the tiger, the pristine application of strength allowing them to punch through as a needle would puncture the skin. In matieral terms, the Tiger can punch his finger through a slab of concrete up to the knuckle.
Rank 5 = Master Master General Speed: At the peak, the Tiger is the king of the jungle. The Swiftness of the Tiger is still talked about today. With his speed and focused precision, he may create what is known as, "The Lion's Roar" where he strikes an opponent with all the skill at his disposal and creates a loud acustic phenomena within the target's body, shaking their inards with the force. In material terms, the Tiger can put his finger through a slab of concrete up to the wrist.
(Personal defences apply to the ultimate result)
Lion's Roar scale
Untrained: The target's impacted organ turned into a thousand tiny pieces, a fair task for the greatest regenerator to put back together in a speedy fashion. With no resistance at all, the energies rapidly disperse and damage the surrounding organs as well.
Beginner: The target's impacted organ is ripped like a hundred tiny blades had sliced it open as the shaking tears the flesh and muscles. With little resistance,the energy disperses and damages the the surrounding organs which are ruptured in a messy fashion. Immediate Regeneration or medical aid is required if they have any desire to see the next few minutes.
Adept: The energy hit the person's body and disperses through their internal system, rupturing the organs, in a messy fashion. While less absolutely traumatising than Untrained, the sudden loss of bodily function and internal bleeding is a frightening thing.
Advanced: Supernatural resilience has it's perks, as the energy disperses across the body is reduced, organs remain mostly intact, though the shaking does rip muscle and begin to bleed internally, making a mess.
Elite: Most of the energy disperses upon impact of an Elite Durability body, and the shaking causes discomfort and bodily unease, but lacks true damage like earlier ranks. The energy disperses instead over the external body, causing muscle fatigue from the shaking wearing on them.
Master: The majority of the energy disperses upon impact of a Master Durability body, and the shaking causes mild discomfort and mild fatigue as the person's body of shook about from the technique.
Grandmaster: A Grandmaster is little more than pissed off by the use of this technique on them.
Dragon Gate mimics the dragon. Glorious and mighty, the Dragon is the apex of might, and the true paragon of physical strength, using it's power and size to bring low all that stands before it. Every step and every strike is designed to emphasize and uterlize their strength to the fullest. The secondary stat, is Strength (feats equal to the Strength writeup in skill sheets thread)
Rank 1 = Initiate - Beginner Strength: The Dragon is a strong creature, and so even at the very start, he has muscle-breaking force to bring to the battle. Street thugs do well to avoid the Dragon as they avoid the Tiger, but his strength will avail naught against anyone of true skill.
Rank 2 = Apprentice - Adept Strength: With sufficient strength to step onto the stage of martial combat, the Dragon can break unaugmented bones, crashing the great girth of the dragon against his foe and seeing them fall. He can bruise supernaturally hard bodies, but will find the returns deminishing as his own hands are bruised by the recoil.
Rank 3 = Practitioner - Advanced Strength: The dragon stirs, and none are safe from its might. The power of a Dragon Practitioner is such that it can damage augmented muscles and fracture bone, supernatural hardness only mitigating the damage slightly, and his own hands have grown tough and calloused, able to withstand the recoil of striking hard targets.
Rank 4 = Expert - Elite Strength: Rearing back, the Dragon shows off it's full size and slams it's target with might that no man can question, and few can sustain without incident. The Dragon can smash bones and break through the target's defences with unrelenting force of arm. It is here that the superior application of one's strength begins to set you apart from others of the same level of strength, allowing you to overpower beings your equal with an overwhelming experience.
Rank 5 = Master - Master Strength: The final step on the road of the Dragon, the user has a masterful grasp on their power and the application of it, able to wreck tremendous bodily harm to even the most durable beasts. On top of their immense strength and excellent usage of it, they can punch a person and in doing so impart such immense energy that they enact the "Dragon's Breath" phenomena and seriously scald the point of impact.
Dragon Tiger Gate is the combination of the two forms. Swift, and powerful, it has the stats of both Strength and General Speed, as well as a tertiary requirement of Durability, to withstand the severe rigours of the style.
Rank 6 = Venerable Master - Master Strength, Master General Speed, Advanced Durability: The combination of two great styles comes slowly. One must ease into it as they ease into a warm bath at the end of a long day. This step upon the road of combination is one of length, and many who get to this rank stay at this rank for their life, the path being to far.
However, even at this point, the benefits are considerable. The application and placing of blows that is iconic to the Tiger mesh with the power utilisation and sheer oppressive force of the Dragon, allowing them to drive all the force of the Dragon across the small boxes of the Tiger, and the use of Dragon Tiger's Roaring Breath, combining both Dragon and Tiger Gate Mastery Techniques. The Venerable Master reduces the enemy's effective Durability by 1 when using Dragon Tiger's Roaring Breath.
Rank 7 = Bodhisattva - Grandmaster Martial Skill, Master Strength, Master Speed, Advanced Durability: The Earth in one hand, The Sky in the other. Hands coming together to create The World, hands seperating apart to destroy it. This, is how the Bodhisattva walks the world. This rank can be surmised by the user's almost perfect control of their strength and near perfect application and potential -- so much so, that it's possible that some could cause cataclysmic damage, and at the highest levels, causing immense damage to the planet itself, and so all beings that live upon it are equally capable of being rent by the cataclysm that is the Bodhisattva.
The phenomena of Lion's Roar and Dragon's Breath, as well as Dragon Tiger's Roaring Breath are showcased in their entierty with the actions of the Bodhisattva. The acoustic phenomena can inspire avalanche in a mountain, and the incredible energy may render the avalanche down to molten slag. Bodhisattva reduces the target's effective Durability by 2 when using Dragon Tiger's Roaring Breath» Why:
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A Martial Art Style for everyone~ (Ulv doesn't automatically know all of this)