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Teams / Re: Looking for 1st Year Beacon students (4/4) [CLOSED]
« on: November 11, 2017, 01:16:29 PM »
I completely forgot to respond to this, my bad! I'm willing to let Anton take leadership if it suited everyone?

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Everywhere Else / Re: A Voyage Home (Closed)
« on: November 11, 2017, 01:12:26 PM »
"Of course, go right ahead", Anton hummed as he slipped his cane under his arm and picked up both of their luggage, and with everyone either wrapped up in their own conversations or heading there too, followed Saffron to the airship, bypassing Erikson with only a simple nod of recognition. Lawyers were tolerable only when you were paying them directly, Anton had found, and even then they were second only to politicians in terms of how utterly repulsive they could be.

Settling Saffron's luggage into place, Anton took the seat opposite, resting his cane between his legs. With warmer apparel left in the top of his suitcase, he felt comfortable remaining in his dark suit for the time being. He'd only brought enough clothes for a few days, so he hoped that the village had a good dry cleaner. Before that, though, would be a long flight, so Anton settled back into his seat, ready to banter with his fellows. He also planned to keep an eye on Blair during the trip, in case anything or anyone upset her. It always paid to stay in the leader's good books, after all.

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The Vale Region / Re: Casino Royale (CLOSED)
« on: November 11, 2017, 12:42:37 PM »
Nodding quietly, Aoife followed Rory down the hall, stepping past the injured guard and making her way towards the rifleman. She crouched down long enough to pick up his rifle, keeping her weapon trained on him the whole time. "Gimme your ammo pal, you don't need it anymore" she said, doing her best to maintain her control of both her emotions and the situation. It wouldn't do to let her shock at the sudden death inject any weakness into her voice, not now. Aoife needed to be in control.

After he'd passed over any ammo left on his person, Aoife sent him down to the office with a nod of her head, taking the chance to shoulder her personal weapon in favour of looking the rifle over. Throwing a glance Rory's way, she turned to face the hallway, making certain no one was going to try to ambush them. It also gave her a chance to centre herself, taking a few deep breaths and suppressing the maelstrom of emotions inside her for now. Later though, Aoife promised herself that Royale was going to get one hell of an earful from her, once the everything was sorted out.

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Everywhere Else / Re: A Voyage Home (Closed)
« on: October 31, 2017, 02:50:00 PM »
"Perhaps I might even oblige these requests, Saffron. We will have to see what happens on the road", Anton smirked back at Saffron, letting his semblance kick into gear, just to see how she'd react more so than anything. While he waited for everyone to complete their introductions, he took the opportunity to extend his hand to everyone who had arrived later than himself. They seemed a good group, even if he had only really heard about them through the grapevine, Sandy and Acero moreso than Diana or Blair, thanks to that little mishap during a sparring match.

Having taken the opportunity to size everyone up a bit, Anton turned back to Blair. "Yes, actually, I did. My knowledge of the area isn't as good as I wish it was, so I was curious as to how long we would be utilising the aforementioned horses?", he smiled warmly as he spoke. It was less that he was concerned about the temperature, being from Atlas, than he was about the horses themselves. One's first time riding a horse was probably not supposed to be up a mountain. Besides, if the trip proved fruitful, Anton's father may be interested in Felwinter, so a good report would be necessary.

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Everywhere Else / Re: A Voyage Home (Closed)
« on: October 21, 2017, 02:58:15 PM »
It'd been far too long since Anton had a chance to go on a proper trip somewhere that wasn't some political machination of his parents or a mission for the Academy, and Anton couldn't deny that he was thrilled at the prospect. Certainly there would be some manner of combat involved, he had been hired as an escort, but the goal was reaching Felwinter, not the destruction of a nest of Grimm, so it wouldn't be so strenuous a trip as it could be, which Anton was rather thankful for. Nothing ruined a scenic mountain holiday more than Grimm trying to murder you.

As for why he'd been chosen to join Lady Felwinter on her journey, Anton couldn't say. Perhaps it was to do with his name and nothing more, some political ploy he hadn't been informed of. Or there was simply no one else available at the time. Either way, Anton was going to aid Lady Felwinter as best he could, however he could.

With a suitcase full of spare clothes and Dust trailing behind him, Anton strolled up to Blair and Saffron, extending his hand to each of them in turn. "Lady Felwinter, it's a pleasure to make your acquaintance, though I do wish it were under brighter circumstances. While I'm sure you're already aware, I'm here if you require anything. Don't hesitate to ask", he gently murmured to Blair, before smiling warmly at Saffron. "This offer also extends to you, Miss...?"

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The Vale Region / Re: Casino Royale (CLOSED)
« on: October 08, 2017, 02:48:51 PM »
The sight of blood splattering across a window was oddly hypnotic, Aoife couldn't help but think. Well, hypnotic might not be the word. Mesmerising pehaps, closely followed by horrible and disgusting. Still, despite the shock that had sent her heart into overdrive, despite the fear and anger that were screaming and roaring in her head, blocking out Royale's voice, and despite the fact her breakfast was attempting to fight it's way out of her body, she couldn't take her eyes off of the blood. That man was dead, and it was her fault. If she had only fired one shot, then Mythos' bullet would've only broken his aura. "What the fu-!", she began to yell, only for the stream of automatic fire to cut her off.

Right, that's right, still on the job. Still surrounded by enemies. Somehow, the idea of fighting was actually reassuring. Maybe the idea of only having to act, not think, was soothing in some way. Whatever it was, Aoife took her newfound sense of not wanting to scream, and used it to fall in beside Rory, ready to pull him back if need by, while also keeping an eye on the window.

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Beacon Academy / Re: The Labor of Atlas [CLOSED] [ATLA-Initiation]
« on: October 08, 2017, 02:31:09 PM »
Shaking his head as he stepped away from the hedge, Gwylan let his eyes run over Aurora as he waited for the girls to get to the top, just in case one of them slipped and needed a dashing hero to catch them. "You say that like I wasn't already, Aurora".

Giving himself a shorter run up than Nero, Gwylan leaped up and caught onto the hedge just as the girls reached the top, and started his climb. As it turns out, climbing a bush was vaguely similar to climbing a net, if a bit more stable thanks to the lack of waves. Perhaps a beach vacation was in order, when they had some free time of course.

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Plot Zone / Re: A Voyage Home (Sign-Ups) (1/6)
« on: October 03, 2017, 02:37:45 AM »
I'd like to sign up Anton if you'd be interested in him.

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The Vale Region / Re: Casino Royale (CLOSED)
« on: September 17, 2017, 04:09:12 PM »
Credit where credit was due, Whitaker knew how to pull off the dramatic exit. Still a monumental tool though, but he had style. Aoife really wished she could do the whole vanish into the air thing, it'd be a killer at parties. Speaking of killing parties.

Aoife pushed off of the wall, spinning on her left heel to properly face the room, the guns more specifically. Instinct and adrenaline took control of her body as Aoife unholstered and flicked the safety off of her gun in one swift movement. Her first shot was aimed at the guard opposite's torso, though rather inaccurate if truth be told, a "warning shot", if one could call it that if it was aimed at a person. Her second, immediately after, was aimed right between his eyes, with the hope of putting him down, either with a concussion or as a corpse.

It took all of Aoife's willpower to keep her gun trained on the targets, the suddenness of the realisation that she fired a kill shot at someone slamming into her harder than she expected. This had gotten very out of hand, very quickly.

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The Vale Region / Re: Casino Royale (CLOSED)
« on: September 03, 2017, 07:27:22 AM »
Aoife couldn't stop herself rolling her eyes at Mythos. It sounded like she'd read that nonsense about being the 'world's noblest fighters' straight outta an advert for Atlas Academy, it reeked of bullcrap.

As did this situation, now that Aoife was inside and able to have a look around. For such an important man, Royale didn't get much of an entrance committee. A couple of guards and that was it. No assistant or internal management of any kind to ply platitudes and reports onto the man, nor any kind of fanfare. Either the movies got this stuff wrong or Royale wasn't a particularly wanted man in these parts. Aoife couldn't help but feel on edge by it, even if it was, logically, just her being a bit paranoid about the job.

Choosing to wait by the office entrance and look behind them, Aoife slipped in last, and leaned sideways beside the now closed door with her arms folded, the picture of nonchalance.

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Plot Zone / Re: Malina's Magnificent Mission! [Open]
« on: August 24, 2017, 03:20:55 AM »
I'd like to put Anton up for this. Might as well use him now that he's approved.

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Teams / Re: Looking for 1st Year Beacon students (2/4)
« on: August 22, 2017, 09:49:00 AM »
Applying Anton Ua Duibhne for this team.

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Beacon Academy / Re: The Labor of Atlas [CLOSED] [ATLA-Initiation]
« on: August 21, 2017, 07:25:12 AM »
Shaking his arm out as he strolled past the girls, Gwylan spun on his foot to walk back the rest of the way. That was actually quite the fun scrap, even if he was sent flying like a rather handsome ragdoll. Maybe it was time to start considering upping his firepower, put some dust in Irvine perhaps. Something to think on as they walked.

"Ladies, care for a boost?", he grinned at the girls, throwing his head back to indicate the hedge wall behind him.

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The Vale Region / Re: Casino Royale (CLOSED)
« on: August 18, 2017, 11:43:03 AM »
Rolling her eyes at Mythos' reply, Aoife shifted enough to be comfortable and closed her eyes, enjoying the brief remainder of the journey in some semblance of peace. Flying didn't really appeal to her all that much, the idea that they were hundreds, if not thousands of feet above the ground was a bit of a off putting idea in her mind. Heck of a lot better than walking though, if she had to be honest.

Stretching out as soon as they touched down, safety be damned, Aoife arched her spine back and let out a soft groan. This job promised a lot of standing, if nothing else. She shook her head slightly and glanced out the window. The building wasn't so impressive, if truth be told, not that she'd know anything about impressive architecture. But maybe it was fancier and more...... what was that fancy word she'd heard on television? Ostentatious, that was it. Maybe it'd be that inside.

"So, you did warn them we were coming right, not your normal lads? Cause I don't want some suited monkey or upstart guard deciding to be a bother, you get me?", Aoife, as politely as possible, which really just sounded fake, said to Royale.

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AMA Section / Re: That's one Dusty AMA
« on: August 16, 2017, 08:17:38 AM »
Geez Mythic, don't hold back whatever you do xP I'll split this up as best I can.

Q1+2:
Gwylan's pretty pleased with his team, he feels they've got a well rounded set up in pretty much every area: combat range, styles, personality, etc, and isn't overtly concerned about their being any problems.

He does his best to like them all equally, but he's fonder of Aurora than the others, if only because she's more willing to match his playful and flirty attitude. He likes someone that's willing to go toe to toe with him in anything, so she does appeal to him a bit more than the others. She confident without being a giant bitch, and he appreciates that. And she's easy on the eyes, which certainly isn't gonna damage his opinion of her, being a teenage boy.

He likes Tina, cause she's nice and a nerd, who he finds amusing and fun to talk to. The fact that she plays video games is a bit of a plus for him, cause he does have an interest in them, though not to the same degree, so that'd be a good bonding point for them, he hopes. Her lack of confidence and social awkwardness is a bit concerning for him, because he's not entirely sure what may upset her, but he hopes to bring her out of her shell a bit.

Nero is probably his least favourite, but that doesn't mean he doesn't like her, just that she's a bit harder for him to interact with than the other's. She's quiet and honest, but he doesn't feel like he has all that much in common with her, especially as his normal methods of getting to know someone don't seem, to him anyway, to appeal to her. He'd like to get to know her better, and hopes they can find something to bond over. And her snake's pretty cool too.

Q3
It really depends on what potential is meant. In combat, he'd probably say Aurora, due to her semblance, and how many potential uses it has, whereas Tina's and Nero's are straight forward or too science-y for him, respectively.

As a person, it'd probably be Tina. Aurora has, in his eyes anyway, reached a level of growth as a person that anyone would be proud of, and Nero, while not as confident as Aurora, is willing to stand by her opinions and ideals, which is no small feat. Tina, though, is limited by her lack of confidence, and he feels that, if she overcomes that, she has more growth potential in her than the rest of the team does.

Q4
He does, and it's very related to the reasons mentioned above. Neither Tina or Nero, in his opinion, have enough confidence to lead the team. They're too reserved for people to feel safe trusting with that level of power. He doesn't think they'd be bad per se, but he doesn't think they're ready for that sort of responsibility. As for himself, sure, he's confident, and in his own mind anyway, charismatic, but he doesn't have the mind for it. Planning and tactics are not something he feels strong with, outside of a small play in a fight maybe. He feels he's too straight forward in his thinking for the job.

Aurora, though, is the most obvious choice. She's smart enough to lead the team and confident enough to hold them together. She's also emphatic and kind, which certainly helps, as Gwylan wouldn't trust someone who didn't have some goodness in them. She may be a bit rough around the edges, but that's why they're in training. A few months, maybe a year, and any issues with her leadership and their teamwork while be gone, by virtue of working together and getting to know each other. And Aurora is the kind of person that, he feels, will encourage that sort of growth, which in turn will help them grow as people.

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