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Character Editing / Re: Azure Blair
« Last post by Azure Blair on September 24, 2018, 10:49:11 PM »
done.

-fixed typos
-added images for Renegade
-updated the images of her
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Beacon Academy / Re: opening act [Open]
« Last post by Azure Blair on September 24, 2018, 10:04:49 PM »
The grin the girl gave Azure caught her slightly off guard. She hadn’t been expecting such a warm and friendly greeting from an Atlas student; she had to quickly readdress everything she had assumed about the girl, and realized it was probably better to get to know her first before making judgments. Just because the majority of people from Atlas were uptight and authoritative didn’t mean this girl was. Hell, Azure herself was from Atlas, and she definitely didn’t fit the kingdom’s stereotype.
   
She arched an eyebrow at the girl’s words. “Well, confidence makes up half the performance,” she said with a light shrug. “Even if you don’t know what you’re doing, as long as you look like you do people will think you do.” She had learned that from experience. Specifically, one show in which a costume malfunction had prevented a dance from going as planned. She had thrived off the energy of the crowd, though, and managed to fake it enough that only a few people questioned it. “But don’t be ridiculous,” she continued, “you were great. I did more than just put up with you, I enjoyed it. Honest.” She could tell the girl clearly lacked confidence in her abilities, and wanted to giver her as much encouragement as she could without sounding too over the top.
   
“You can play a twelve string?” Azure’s eyes lit up. “I knew you weren’t some amateur! Twelve strings are hard! Harder than an average six string!” She had played a twelve string a few times, but had done so rather poorly; she found the double strings to be awkward to use, and the sounds they made a little harder to produce cleanly. “And if you’ve only been playing bass for two years you must have some type of natural talent.”

A light chuckle escaped Azure’s lips as the girl seemed to recognize her. “Yeah, I am. I didn’t think I would have any fans outside of the Solitas continent. But then again, you’re also from Atlas, so...” she shrugged again. She was surprised to find someone who had heard her music so far from home. She had thought she’d be virtually invisible by coming to Beacon, which was partially why she had chosen it; she hadn’t wanted whatever fame she had getting in the way of her studies. But here she was, her first day here, and already finding people who knew her. Hopefully they wouldn’t be too large in number, she wanted to focus more on school work than signing autographs.

“Pleasure to meet you too,” she said as she shook Saffron’s hand, “like I said, always a pleasure to meet a fellow musician.” She retracted her hand to push her black and blue hair from her face, glancing down at Renegade as Saffron mentioned her. She twirled the guitar smoothly in her hand.

“This beauty,” she said, handing the matte black guitar over for Saffron to examine, “I’ve had for about... five years, I’d say? I made her when I was fourteen... so yeah, about five years, give or take. She runs on a dust core, as opposed to the usual electromagnetism of normal electric guitar, so I can play her without needing an amp. Makes it easier in battle, ya know?” She wasn’t trying to brag or show off in anyway, she was just a little too excited to talk about Renegade; she always loved talking about her weapon, and could easily go off on tangents about it.

Once she took the weapon back, she would return it to its usual place on her back.

Saffron’s next question prompted another light chuckle from Azure. “Well,” she said, fiddling with the capo clipped to her belt, “I’ve only been here about twelve hours, the majority of which were spent sleeping, so I can’t really say. I mean from what I’ve gathered in the three hours I’ve been awake it’s definitely nicer to look at than my old combat school-- er, schools,” she quickly corrected herself, hoping the action had gone unnoticed-- she wasn’t too fond of discussing her expulsion from her first combat school, it brought up memories she would rather suppress. “This one at least has nice gardens, and it seems to have much nicer people than." She flashed a smile at Saffron as she said this.
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Character Editing / Re: Azure Blair
« Last post by Vision on September 24, 2018, 07:48:32 PM »
Other than typos make sure to list all changes you make.

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CHARACTER

Name: Azure Blair

Age: 19

Species and Gender: Female, Faunus; her faunus trait is an arctic wolf tail

Symbol: https://imgur.com/a/lKwrNRS

Occupation: Musician, First year student at Beacon Academy

Appearance: Azure is a tall, lanky girl standing at 5’10 with an mesomorph body. She has an hourglass figure defined by her sharp hips and decent sized bust. Her limbs are long but well toned, and --while she doesn’t have a complete six pack-- her abs are definitely noticeable and hard.

Her dark, black and blue hair, contrasts greatly with her pale complexion, as do her deep, navy eyes. Her features are rather feminine, but this is somewhat offset by her resting scowl that she seems to wear around a classroom setting. She wears minimal makeup, opting for dark eye makeup and occasionally some lip gloss, but doesn’t cake her face with concealer or highlighter or anything.

She has pierced ears and a navel piercing, as well as three tattoos. Her largest tattoo is vine across the left side of her abdomen that is is decorated with small flowers and thorns. She has a lip tattoo that says “ashes; ashes” and a set of words on the inside of the fingers on her left hand that when put together read “House of Wolves”.

Her clothing style is rather punk, preferring ripped jeans and tight crop tops or sport bras, seeing as this allows her to show off both her navel piercing and her vine tattoo. She has a black leather jacket that she likes to wear everywhere, along with a pair of thick soled, black combat boots that reach up to just below her knees; they’re decorated with an assortment of chains and buckles, and she always wraps the laces around the back at the top before tying them. The way people do with Converse. She dresses usually in monochrome colors of black, white, and grey, while also adding varying shades of blue to the mix as a pop of color.

The most notable trait about her is her long, white wolf tail. Both her parents were wolf faunus, so she too holds the trait of an arctic wolf. Her tail can swish back and forth, moving like a normal wolf tail, and is also able to puff up when Azure is scared or surprised.
For reference, have an image! https://imgur.com/gallery/7K6aiyZ

History: Born and raised in Atlas, Azure was the child of two huntsmen, both of which were wolf faunus. She was raised around the idea of combat, her parents always going off on missions and such. She thought of Huntsmen and Huntresses as real life knights in shining armor, and wanted to be one, just like her parents, when she grew up.

Not only did she grow up around combat, she also was heavily influenced by music at an early age. When she was nine, she was given her first guitar. SHe immediately took a liking to the instrument, and would practice for hours and hours a day, playing until her fingers bled.

When she was ten, she began taking private combat lessons, so she could be ahead of the game once she was old enough to start at a proper combat school. She also took guitar lessons, as well as self teaching herself using online videos.

For what seemed like forever, that was how her life was. But it was just the calm before the storm. At the age of eleven, she witnessed her parents die in a Grimm attack. She firmly believes it was her fault-- she had tagged along on a mission, and thinks if she had just stayed home they would still be alive. They would have died regardless of whether or not she was there, but at the time she didn’t know that. She still doesn’t know that.

During the time of her parents death, there was a large amount of yellow in the area: a field of yellow flowers, Azure’s yellow sundress, her mother’s blonde hair, the bright yellow sun... All of this would add up to Azure associating the color yellow with her parents’ death. To this day, she can’t stand the color, and can be triggered by large amounts of it. If someone were to walk by with a yellow shirt on, it’d be fine, but things like sunflower fields, rooms that are painted yellow, or wearing clothes that are yellow could trigger her.

After the death of her parents, she was put into foster care. She bounced around from home to home, never staying anywhere for longer than a few months. This was due to the fact that, as a result of her trauma, Azure would suffer severe mood swings with bursts of violence, going into fits of rage, or completely shutting down, staying in her room for hours being nearly completely unresponsive.

She enrolled in a proper combat school when she was 12, using combat as a coping mechanism. However, at the age of fourteen she was expelled after her reckless nature nearly got herself and half her classmates killed.

After losing one of her only coping mechanisms (the other being music), and fearing her dreams of becoming a huntress were permanently crushed, Azure spiraled into what would be counted as her first full manic episode. She was briefly hospitalized until the episode ended.

After getting out, she ran off, not wanting to return to her current foster family. She traveled around for a while, busking and playing gigs in cafes and bars to earn money.

When she was fifteen she was discovered by a music producer while playing in a hotel bar. He offered her a record deal, which she signed to eagerly.

She would go on to produce her first album a year later, and, a year after that, her second. Both were met with decent success, her second being more successful than her first. Around the time she released her second album he attempted to enroll at Beacon, since she was now of age. She was denied, and told she needed to complete combat school before apply again.

She re-enrolled at a combat school, which was pretty awkward since she was so much older than the other students, and finished her last two years. She then reapplied to Beacon and got in.

She is currently working on her third album, but will be dedicating more time to her studies and huntsmen training than music, since she knows she already has a solid grip on her music career.

If you would like a SIGNIFICANTLY more detailed description of her backstory, you can check out her extended profile.

Personality: Azure acts exactly how you would think she would act if you judged her based on her punk appearance: loud, wild, uncontrollable. She speaks her mind without a filter, without thinking of the consequences of what she's saying. She is incredibly reckless and impulsive, and will rush headfirst into battle without thinking of a strategy first. She takes zero bullshit, and isn't afraid to call people out on it. However, she is also an incredibly loyal, compassionate person. She cares for those she loves (which is a lot of people) greatly, and will do anything to keep them safe. She is strong willed and determined; once she sets her mind on a goal, she will achieve it no matter what. Azure also had Rapid Cycling Bipolar 1. This causes mood swings, or episodes, of mania and depression. She has learned to lessen the intensity of her episodes through medication, as well as using coping mechanisms like music and combat.
Due to her dislike of authority, Azure will often talk back to teachers or argue with others during class. She learns best from interactive, hands-on experiences than reading textbooks or listening to lectures. This is why she excels at combat above all other classes, it is a more hands-on, interactive class as opposed to the lecture format of Grimm studies or History.
(Also she's bisexual but I couldn't find a smooth way to add that in so I'm just randomly noting it here)
An extensive look into Azure's personality can be found here!

Aura and Semblance:
Aura color: dark, midnight blue

Semblance: Crowd Surfing

Azure has always loved crowds, always thrived off of them. She much prefers the company of several over the company of one; quantity over quality. So, it's no surprise that her semblance revolves around crowds too.

Azure can take a crowd in the palm of her hand and spin it; taming it, angering it, setting it wild. Uniting it. Mainly through music, Azure can manipulate the emotions and atmosphere of a crowd. She could calm an angry mob, or hype up an audience. Music is the main way in which she does this. When she plays music, she can manipulate emotions based on the song (e.g an upbeat song could hype them up, or a sad song could make them sad, etc). It is also possible to do without music, but that is much much harder since she doesn't have any form of "outlet" for her semblance to be channeled through.

A side effect of this semblance is one she can't control: sometimes, if she is feeling a particularly strong emotion, it will "leak" out into a crowd and they will feel a semblance of what she is feeling. Obviously, it won't be to the same level as her, but they will feel it at about half the intensity in which she feels it. This works well when she's excited and happy, since then the people around her will have higher spirits, but less so when she is sad, because then people around her

Limitations:

Azure needs an outlet (Music) for her semblance to work. This works best as music she is playing, but can also work with music the crowd is listening to (like at a club or a music festival). With time and practice, she will be able to manipulate crowds without needing an outlet, but for now it is needed if she wants any significant effect on a crowd larger than a few people. The only times she would be able to manipulate a crowd without an outlet would be the accidental times when her emotions "leak" into a crowd, or if the crowd is very small (only a handful of people). Anything more than about ten or so, as she would need some type of music to use her semblance.

Azure cannot physically manipulate the crowd, or mind control them. She is not dominating over a group of people, just manipulating the emotions and energy of it, they are still free to do as they please, she has no control over that. She cannot manipulate the energy or emotion of an individual, there has to be a bare minimum of three people, although usually five or six is better, and even then she can’t make them feel different things, she treats them as one conjoined unit, whose emotions and energy she manipulates as one.

Don’t get it confused with mind control. She could not, say, put thoughts in a person’s head or make people do certain things, all she is doing is manipulating the atmosphere. She could hype up an audience, or somewhat calm an violent protest. Basically, she can’t move the crowd or control their thoughts. It’s also not necessarily emotions, I just don’t what other words to use. It’s like, the emotional atmosphere of the crowd. Like you know at a concert when everyone is so happy and wild and you get that wild type of energy that you can just feel in the air? It’s like that. She can manipulate that energy somewhat.

When playing a song, everyone who hears it aside from herself will be affected. This is what makes it dangerous to use in team battles, since any attempt to liven her teammates could affect her opponents as well.

The effects only last as long as the song is being played, since music is needed as an outlet. Once she no longer has an outlet, her semblance will have little to no effect.

Just because she can draw energy from a crowd doesn't mean bigger crowds are earlier to manipulate. Larger crowds, are harder to manipulate, since her semblance has to spread thinner and farther to include each person. Her maximum is stadium sized. Not a giant stadium like Gillette, but more like TD Gardens sized, which is significantly smaller.

Combat Behavior: Azure is incredibly reckless and impulsive, which is reflected in her combat style. Azure will rush head on into a situation without stopping to strategize; there are times when she won’t even stop to talk with her teammates, and will instead just leap into battle.

If someone only ever saw Azure fight in sparring matches and battles with other students, they would think she is more tame than she actually is. When fighting other people, Azure holds back. She seems more rational and collected, aiming strikes to incapacitate but not cause any long lasting, serious harm. She cares deeply for others, and doesn’t want to seriously injure anyone she’s fighting. Unless their intent is to kill her, then she has no problem treating them like Grimm in order to save her own life.

When fighting Grimm, any organization Azure seemed to possess in sparring matches disappears. She is reckless and ruthless, consumed by blinding rage at her endless need for revenge. She treats every Grimm as if they were the one that killed her parents; she holds nothing back, her intention to rip every Grimm she comes across to unrecognizable shreds.

In combat, Azure can also channel her semblance through her guitar. She can play a song, and use it to either revamp her allies, or dishearten her opponents. She could a play a really sad song, which, when channeled through Renegade, has a stronger effect than if she were using a normal instrument, and use her semblance to spread the sadness through her enemies to make them lose motivation. She could play a hyped up, energetic song to energize her teammates.

Strengths:
Azure excels at melee combat. While she is capable of making more ranged attacks with dust, the main function of Renegade is a battle axe. She works the best in close quarters combat, wielding her axe expertly. She holds the neck like the handle, while the blades pop out from the body of the guitar.

Azure is well versed in the art of Dust usage. Given how much Renegade relies on it, she is very knowledgeable about Dust, and can easily come up with effective combinations of it to use in combat. Considering her guitar can hold a maximum of only two Dust types at a time, this leads to her having to be more creative with which types of Dust she inputs into Renegade.

Azure works best working alone. Given how opposed she is to strategy and planning-- as well as using proper form, Azure works best when the only one she could hurt from her recklessness is herself. She prefers 1v1 fights, or taking on Grimm by herself. She is more effective when she doesn’t have to worry about other teammates or allies.

Azure has high speed and quick reflexes, which she relies on during combat instead of planning. She counts on her high perception to keep her alert if (and when) her reckless actions result in... less than ideal situations.

Azure relies mostly on strength and brute force than fancy moves. She prefers to just overwhelm the opponent as opposed to adding flashy flips and spins into a fight. Her tall build gives her a size advantage over most girls she spars with, and slightly evens the playing field when sparring with guys.

Weaknesses:
By far, Azure biggest weakness is her recklessness, her inability to plan. She will rush into combat without thinking, not caring for the consequences of her actions. This especially holds true when facing off Grimm. Her thirst for revenge clouds her judgment, and all she sees is a need to kill the monsters in front of her. She won’t think about her teammates, she might not even think about herself; all she’ll think about is killing Grimm using any means necessary, even if it means nearly dying in the process.

This recklessness could also potentially lead to endangering not just only herself, but also anyone she is working with. She fails to think things through, and therefore won’t see the consequences of her actions. This is exactly the reason she was expelled from combat school: she didn’t think about what she was doing, and nearly got her and her classmates killed because of it.

When using her semblance in battle, anyone who hears it will be affected, so she risks invigorating her enemies, or making her teammates feel tired or sad, etc. Because of this, she tends to not use her semblance very much in battle if she is fighting alongside others.

Renegade is weaker as a ranged weapon. While, yes, Azure is skilled with dust and can use her weapon effectively, her range attacks are weaker than her melee attacks. Also, since her only range attacks are Area of Effect, they could potentially hit someone she wasn’t necessarily aiming for. Say she tried to attack an enemy with a blast of fire dust, there’d be no way to control or stop it if a teammate got in the way.

As previously stated, Azure doesn’t work as well in groups. This is not only due to her impulsiveness, but also because she cares too much about others. If she’s in a fight with allies, she could be too focused on making sure they were alright to watch her own back, or contribute as much to the battle, since she’d just be worried about them the entire time.

Due to her taller, and slightly gangly stature, stealth is one of Azure’s biggest weaknesses. She’s all awkwardly long limbs and thoughtless movements, making agility and stealth harder. Yes, she is fast, but that doesn’t mean sharp turns are balancing are any easier, even with the use of her tail.

If going through a manic or depressive episode, fighting becomes a lot more challenging. Obviously, with depressive episodes she will lack motivation, and could be too mentally or emotionally exhausted to fight. With mania, it’s harder to see as a weakness. When manic, Azure has much higher energy levels, which could be seen as a strength if it weren’t for the fact that focusing is impossible, and that her impulsivity spikes during episodes. She will have a hard time paying attention to the battle around her, as her thoughts will be moving to quickly, an be unable to stick to a certain idea or moment for very long.

WEAPON

Name: Renegade

Primary Form: An electric guitar.

Forged during Azure's time in combat school, before getting kicked out that is, Renegade combines her two favorite things: combat and music. When deactivated, Renegade is a sleek, matte black electric guitar with a black fret board and silver steel strings that are reinforced so they don’t break in battle. The guitar is built with a dust core instead of an electromagnetic core, allowing for it to be played without the need of any type of amp or speaker. In fact, the guitar just by itself has the ability to play louder than it would with a small, portable amp by adjusting the volume dial on it. The range of the dial exceeds that of a normal amp or guitar, being able to play at both louder and quieter levels.

Secondary Form: A battle axe.

Once activated, dust fueled LED lights glow along the edges of the pick guard and pickups in a dark, electric blue color. Dark grey blades will pop out of the sides of the guitar body, and the strings will begin to crackle with blue aura. The blades allow for melee combat, wielding the guitar like an axe.

Azure can also channel her semblance through her guitar, making it stronger. She can play songs, turning up the volume so everyone can here, and then use her songs to either invigorate her teammates, or dishearten her enemies. The catch to this is that anyone who hears the music will be effected, so she could potentially give her opponents an emotional energy boost, or decrease her teammates motivation.

Dust Functions: Renegade relies almost completely on dust. It has a dust core that allows for it to be played without needing an amp or speaker, and uses dust in combat as well.

In combat, dust can be inserted into the body of the guitar in the same place one would plug in an amp cord. Once the dust has been inserted, the strings will glow the colors of whatever dust is being used. This allows for ranged combat, in which, when a chord is play, a wave of whatever dust type has been inserted will spread from the strings of the guitar in an Area of Effect attack. For example, fire dust would create a wave of fire, ice dust would create a blast of frost or shards of ice, etc.

The effect of the blast of dust can be increased if Azure plays a song, any song, to build it up. Once released, the AoE attack will be stronger, and spread farther. However, it is possible that too much energy could get stored and it may explode, causing potential harm to both Azure and Renegade. Because of this, Azure doesn’t usually spend much time charging up strikes, and just plays the chords to release the dust waves.

History: Renegade was crafted by Azure in a combat school when she was 14. She built it as a guitar/battle axe hybrid to unite her two favourite things: music and combat. The guitar section was made with combat in mind, obviously, so it was built to withstand battles and force better than your average electric guitar. It was forged only a few months before she was kicked out of combat school.

Extended Profile Here
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General Discussion / Re: Quick question
« Last post by Vision on September 24, 2018, 07:47:07 PM »
One of those channels is "request chat access" so just write to us there, and make sure your server nickname is the same as your name here on the site (Type /nick Azure Blair ) Then stay online there for a while for someone to add you.
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General Discussion / Re: Quick question
« Last post by Azure Blair on September 24, 2018, 06:54:27 PM »
the discord doesn't work for me. i've joined, but it only has three channels, none of which i can see the chat history of, even for the messages i send.
also thanks for the link :)
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General Discussion / Re: Quick question
« Last post by Vision on September 24, 2018, 02:07:58 PM »
For future reference, I'd recommend joining our discord chat as that's an easier place for this kind of questions and a good way to interact with people.

http://rwby-rpg.rwbyfanon.com/index.php/topic,912.0.html
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General Discussion / Re: Quick question
« Last post by DEXES on September 24, 2018, 12:04:11 PM »
Here you go: https://rwbyfanon.com/index.php?topic=98.0

Just post a link to your Character there and a copy of your profile will be made for you to edit.
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General Discussion / Quick question
« Last post by Azure Blair on September 24, 2018, 11:48:24 AM »
Is it possible to edit a character's profile after it's been approved? Cuz wanted to add images for my weapon, and fix some typos. Is that possible?
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Beacon Academy / Re: opening act [Open]
« Last post by Kingnoname1 on September 24, 2018, 09:38:16 AM »
Saffron did need to catch herself once the Azure started to tone down the song, she was expecting a bit more flourish at the end but the more conventional ending was fine too, brought the focus more on the song rather than the instruments. Hearing her impromptu duettist get to her feet Saffron quickly cast her eyes towards Azure as the punk rocker came around, giving the younger student a wide smile. There was a little twinge in the other girl’s reaction but Saffron quickly discarded it, could just be muscle strain for sitting down for so long. ’That is far too much a compliment I’m afraid, I am no musician. Half as much skill as a novice but twice the confidence of a professional, I’m glad you were willing to put up with me.’ Saffron responded, making light of her own shortcomings both as a joke and a defense mechanism. By any real definition, Saffron was a musician, quite a talented one at that, but years of rejection from the Atlas bands had made her severely underestimate her abilities.


’I was given this one...two...three, epp I’m getting old, years ago. I, in turn, lent it to a friend for a year, don’t think they used it much. So two years, on and off, but I’ve had my baby for much longer, an old 12 string and most of the movements carry over.’ Saffron explained slightly cocking her head. The longer the conversation went with Azure the more Saffron was sure she had seen the punk rocker before. She had, of course, Atlas Faunus musicians were an uncommon phenomenon so Saffron had gone pretty out of her way to see one of Azure’s performances. Unfortunately like most Saffron consumed music on a purely audio level and although she had some of Azure’s music on her player she still couldn’t immediately recognise the singer. Probably says something about the world’s relationship with musicians in general. Saffron thought to herself bitterly but decided to take the risk anyway, if she was wrong she could always just never return to save herself the embarrassment.


’You are that punk rocker, right? Azure Blair? A pleasure to meet you in person, I went to a few of your shows. They were very impressive…. Manners, right sorry, I’m Saffron, Saffron de Cortez.’ Saffron introduced herself getting to her feet and extending her hand. Not exactly the ‘coolest’ greeting but it didn’t look like Azure would deal with a salute any better and Saffron always found waving awkward, she never knew what to do with her other hand. ’Well what about you, how long have you been playing that bad girl?’ Saffron asked her eyes focusing dropping down to the other instrument. It was a far more impressive specimen than Saffron’s rather simplistic bass. Although, she takes as much effort as she can maintaining her instruments Saffron’s habit of lending them out to those who show interest does tend to leave them a little rough around the edges.


Despite being older, even if only a few months, and with all the physical advantages that come with that Saffron couldn’t help but be a little overwhelmed. Succumbing to a bad habit she had gotten into; taking out her travel mirror, pretending to touch up her makeup while actually simply giving herself a few moments to compose herself. It worked most of the time but it was still a crutch which wasn’t very respected in the militarised halls of Atlas. ’So I take it you decided to join Beacon, I don’t blame you the weather is nicer and … well yeah… but how are you finding it so far?’ Saffron asked not quite being able to even indirectly bring up her countrymen racism even if both Faunus very much understood the issue.
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The Vale Region / Re: Taking A Bull By The Horns [PLOT] [CLOSED] [FOREVER FALL]
« Last post by Xarias Fury on September 24, 2018, 05:11:37 AM »
     I know right? Professor Nox sure is an odd one. Kei voiced in her head. Much as she'd like to gossip about their teacher she knew that she had another objective in mind.

     Engaging the students with small talk, Kei wondered what was taking the professor so long. It had been roughly an hour since he left and there was no sign of him coming back. So much for questioning him, though something told Kei that Professor Nox wouldn't be much of a conversationalist anyways. A few more minutes passed and Kei decided to do some more investigating. Resisting the urge to pick up a shiny, probably expensive, piece of machinery, she left the door open and motioned for the other students to follow her outside. "How bout a little free roaming. Not like the boss is anywhere in sight. Besides, the car smells like grease and...burnt hair..."

     The train continued speeding on through Forever Fall's lush red brush. Petals scattered here and about as the train approached and the sun began its descent from its place in the sky, indicating that it was just a few minutes since noon.

     Kei missed lunch, apparently, having been investigating the trains here and there, and after the grimm attack earlier she completely forgot that there was a supposed to be a food trolley coming by soon. She was used to hunger, though, and she'd steel her resolve through this missed lunch. She wondered, however if the students would follow. Surely they'd be a nuisance, but they also provided more than one person to start shooting at if things went awry. Tilting her head at her schoolmates, Kei blew her whistle in a sharp rising tone and motioned for them to follow.

     Dust crates littered the flatcar she was standing on. Thrown about and some of them leaked vials and raw dust. Luckily a few clean up drones were already at work, picking up vials and sweeping up dust. One even had a vacuum and froze when it accidentally sucked up too much ice dust much too quickly.

     There was roughly several thousands worth of Lien on this car alone, and Kei wondered why they wouldn't care about losing this much cargo. As she walked, she stubbed her foot on one of the medium sized crates, and to her surprise, it just lightly slid away.

     "Empty." She murmured, kicking it again for good measure, then tapping it to confirm it was hollow. "Why would they be carrying empty crates along with some full ones?"

     The door to the next car was just a few feet away now, and Kei had a headstart ahead of the students. It would be locked for sure, so she had to be quick with her picks.
     
     Despite her getup, she didn't get to swipe any important looking keys from the engineers back at the front. The ones at her waist opened the passenger cars easily, some of the engine cars, but something told her she'd need a bit more than a key to open the high tech looking one in front of her. Palm scanners and heavy bolted locks in place of a simple keyhole. Atlesians, always the geeks. It was simple enough, she thought. All she needed was some talcum powder and something smooth and flat. She had some laminated papers, part of her getup, all she needed was some powder.

     "Hey, you kids don't happen to have some powder on you right now, do you?" She asked, skipping back to nearest one, "I'm building up a bit of a sweat and a lil powder always helps lower the stickiness a ton."
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