For a moment, the man didn't seem to move, and neither did the flying creature. Adalia felt extremely uncomfortable with the situation she was in; a pause in movement almost never meant anything good, which only brought her awareness up. She shifted her feet slightly in order to position herself better to sprint and make sudden movements if necessary during the time he didn't move. Then, suddenly, the flying animal moved, really close, too; Adalia burst out into flight. The creature summoned something wielding a rapier, which used a vortex. Adalia was almost able to escape its wrath, but ended up getting hit the most outer portion of the vortex... and it hurt. It hurt so damn much.
NOTHING that Adalia had experienced to date so far could even compare. This was pain beyond anything imaginable. It was at this moment she understood, all of the suffering, training she did with her parents... that was just the warmup. Just as she thought she was really tough and powerful, the moment she encounters an enemy from a new land, she is immediately proven wrong. She wouldn't be able to match this power, so, a new tactic would need to be used, one she didn't particularly want to. Adalia wasn't given any breaks. The man followed suit with an attack of his own, which was a rather simple sidekick, but the sound it made from cutting the air so sharply made Adalia glad she had her hand on the hilt of Eleventh Goddess; she was able to block the attack, using both hands to do so.
The force was powerful, so she was still sent back several ways, which actually worked to her benefit. The man stopped, and she was able to dig her feet onto the ground before she hit anything; they were about 10 meters away. Adalia couldn't help but smirk; blood was trickling down her head, on the left side. She would have to recognize this man, now. She was cornered and didn't have many options. In response to his greeting, Adalia only raised her hand and waved once. He wasn't her primary concern, the flying rat was, though she couldn't ignore him. She kept tabs on both of them with her Bloodvision.
She swiftly fired two shots, initially aiming at the man, instead flicking them at the flying creature, flying backwards at high speed into the forest where the leaves of the trees were thick, making it impossible to view anything below from the skies. 30 meters away, now, Adalia unloaded the rest of her clip aimed at the winged creature; she was far enough away that with all of the trees covering her, it wouldn't be possible to see her without some sort of enhanced sight. In case the man was chasing her, she used Blast Back at his direction, which would hopefully slow him down, and she was propelled even further back, about 50 meters away from where she was initially, just where she wanted to be.
At the end of her spell, she landed in a pile of rotting meat. No bones, no body parts, just simple, rotting meat, which was the source of the bad smell. It was disgusting, but she was running out of option; simply landing in the pile of meat was enough to completely eliminate her smell and smell like the meat itself. She also carried bits of minced meat (because that's what it was) in her pockets. The pungent smell was terrible, and the blood that could no longer be absorbed by her clothing was seeping into her skin. It was squishy, and was discolored, yet, somehow retained an impressive amount of blood. Adalia kept on flying backwards, using one of the pieces of meat she brought along and smeared it on the bark of one of the trees. It would take a while to set up, but so long as she did so carefully, without really being seen, this territory would be hers.
COMBAT INFO AND NOTES:
HP - 70 - 30 damage taken from the cyclone
Mana - 80% ; REGEN IN 3 POSTS / Lost 10% from Blast Back
Conditional Power UA being used; all offensive spells and ranged attacks deal 25% more damage
Seasoned Marksman UA being used; Adalia has a full 360 degree sightline.
Flight UA being used; Adalia can fly, up to a maximum height of 15 meters. Speed is slightly above her sprint speed.
Lineage ability "Bloodsight" being used
Smoke from Smokescreen is gone.
Smokescreen cooldown: 1 posts
Blast Back Cooldown: 2 posts
6 bullets were shot total.
Smell being covered by the smell of the rotten, minced meat.
So sorry it took this long... I can post regularly!