Zeno knew Marros was a brawler and liked to show power. Zeno's intention was to find out just how much power Marros could unleash, but also to show Marros just how much difference there was between them.
"Nice visual effects." Zeno commented when Marros activated his first Takeover. The moment Marros took his first step, a card appeared in Zeno's hand and instantly dissolved. Green arcane energy swirled before Zeno and turned into a phantasmal image of royal knight with a long katana. The Emperor.
When Marros had crossed half the distance between him and Zeno, the phantom flew into Zeno's body and the Guildmaster transformed. A crown appeared on his head, a long dark cape waved violently from side to side and a long dangerous-looking katana appeared in his left hand. The katana was pure red arcane energy. The blade was long and curved, and the handle was long enough for it to be swung with both hands. Yet, Zeno swung it around twice as if it was as light as a feather.
By the time Zeno had swung it twice, Marros commenced his six blow flurry. With speed and accuracy Zeno took a step back to dodge the first blow, deflected the second one with his blade which repelled Marros' arm, giving Zeno time and space to dodge the third strike, and in his dodge he hit Marros' shoulder with the tip of the blade causing his shoulder to fly backwards which messed up the fourth strike. The fifth blow was blocked and repelled upward and the last one was blocked and repelled outward to the left, giving Zeno an opening.
The Guildmaster then swiftly followed up his last block with a strong kick in the stomach aimed to send Marros flying back a few feet. Zeno was still holding back a bit, trying to feel how Marros fought and reacted to his opponent. He had only been using his katana's ability to repel, not yet to cut.