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Amity Colosseum / Re: Switcheroo: Tieren/Aegis
« on: Today at 07:46:16 AM »
Tieren was happy that his plan had worked. He was decisively less happy when she started doing the same to him. Wrenching his arm out of Aegis's grip and bringing her even closer with his right into what would normally be described as a hug, he started smashing his right hand as a fist into her back, before following it up with a head smash. In afterthought, normally his face would be redder than a Dust-powered flame with this level of contact, but right now he was fully engrossed in the battle. He'd feel it later, though.

Aura: 38%
Fist smashes 2x5%
Head smash 6% (If connects, will deal 3% recoil + chance for slight concussion on both sides)

Amity Colosseum / Re: Switcheroo: Tieren/Aegis
« on: Today at 07:03:46 AM »
Rotating his shoulder and ducking his head to avoid the hand chop, he turned the dodge into a shoulder charge, but mainly to distract Aegis's attention from the multiple underarm punches he was driving into her belly, one powerful punch after another. Moving his right arm, he encircled Aegis's waist with it, attempting to hold her in place so she couldn't avoid the punches.

-Shoulder charge--2%
-Multiple punches for 4% each (Choose how many Aegis takes and when to stop)

Amity Colosseum / Re: Switcheroo: Tieren/Aegis
« on: Today at 06:33:28 AM »
Widening his eyes as the now crackling baton arced toward his body, Tieren grabbed Aegis's wrist with both hands and bent the baton back toward her own chest, though not before the baton impacted for a second and sent shocks coursing though his midriff. Great. Now he felt like he had stitches on both sides of his body. Fun.

Aura: 44%

(Baton: 7% electrical shock)

"And I've got something new to try out. Hope that thing likes the extra power Equilibrium's going to be bringing." The mentioned weapon embeds itself in the floor, tip-first. "I think we should keep the bag of Dust in reserve. Shove it down its gullet or blow its claws off."

"Once someone lures it into more dense cover, split up and attack from three sides. That should make it easier." Setsuna split the large shield into two, picking up both pieces. "Also, Calen, you owe me a new locker." he deadpanned, attempting to mimic Calen's sarcastic voice.

"And here I was having my heroic moment..." Setsuna muttered under his breath. "Also that rest was both deserved and very comfortable. Just had bad timing." Removing as much stuff as he could from the locker, he waited for Calen to deposit his load, made him as comfortable as anyone possibly could in a rocket locker, then shut the door and sent the locker flying back to Beacon. Hopefully, if he had keyed in the correct coordinates, the locker should land smack in the middle of the school courtyard, where people should find it easily.

"Let's take a minute or two, prepare anything we need. Can't wait too long, though." He moved back to where he left the rest of his kit and reequipped it, testing the synchronisation of the rotating joints. His shield moved kind of slowly, but the new weapon seemed fine. This would just have to double as its field test. Hopefully it didn't break apart on him.

When the person on the other end of the scroll started replying with the coordinates, Setsuna sighed partly in relief, then jumped when an unheard Calen started speaking to him. Instinctively he covered the scroll, but as Calen expressed his thoughts his grip lessened further and further as Setsuna got more distressed and conflicted. Thankfully Anna threw in her own look on things; that eased things in his mind a tiny bit.

Calen's words rang true: to even reach the survivors required traversing pitch-black rooms with Dust knows what inside, in addition to bringing Taro with them, only slowing them down. In addition, both he and Calen were in bad shape, ignoring the elephant in the room which was, again, Taro. But how could he vent his own thoughts without possibly sounding selfish? There were people down there in need of help! He couldn't possibly just leave them and still call himself a Huntsman. And yet he couldn't just order them to aid him in such a suicidal mission...

"Anna. Calen. While I might be your team leader, there is no way I will order you to follow what I am doing. Take Taro and whatever you managed to salvage from that building and get out of here. Return to Beacon and request support. As for know my decision. It doesn't matter to me if I get injured. What does matter is getting innocents out alive." He thumbed several buttons on his scroll, which had shut off, and returned it to his pocket. "Of course, you are free to help me, and if you do, know that this is much more dangerous than what we faced before. But also know that you have my eternal gratitude. If you do leave, all I ask is that you return with help." A rocket locker, trailing fire, zoomed across the sky and slammed down somewhere behind him. The front of the locker had the words "Full Saber Kit" marked on it. Opening the locker and attaching the equipment onto his backpack, he returned to the group.

Beacon Academy / Re: By Sword and Shield, We Rise [CLOSED]
« on: August 18, 2017, 07:10:12 PM »
"Kinda got the point after three repeated times, but can't hurt to hear it again, huh?" Setsuna chuckled, clearly pleased at the appreciation. Accepting the card, he looked straight at Rory, meeting him eye to eye. "Those people doubting you--they're clearly wrong. You're here. Standing in Beacon Academy. That in itself proves you have what it takes to stand with the rest and the best of them. And don't let your lack of combat experience, or even a proper weapon, get you down; everyone has their tools that they work with. Yours is that fast-thinking brain, the ability to think on the fly. Use it well and prove those doubters wrong."

With his speech done, he turned toward the exit, before turning back again. "If you need a hand with training, ideas for your shield, or just need a shoulder to lean on, I'll be there. Just call me." he said warmly, smiling. Outstretching his right arm, offering a handshake, he finished: "It's been a honor to meet you, Rory."

As Setsuna started getting both confused and frustrated at not being able to make much out of the message, the sudden scream made him jump and look around in fright, before calming down. Whoever was sending this message clearly needed help, that much was certain. He attempted to call the transmitter back, but got little more than static: the cave was blocking any clear connection. Leaving everything behind and climbing up toward the exit he tried again. This time, he got the original muddled message, and he attempted to reply. "Hello?" he shouted into the scroll. "Can anyone there hear me?"

The Vale Region / Re: The Lion's Blade[Plot][Closed]
« on: August 17, 2017, 10:31:56 PM »
Snorting almost in contempt, Graham used the time between when they met to activate his semblance, causing the Ursa to glow red in his vision. Before the Ursa could even reach him, he thrust his tachi forward, straight into the Ursa's head, outreaching the pair of claws so they swiped fruitlessly at thin air. Yanking the blade out of the skull, Graham proceeded to stab the head several more times until the Ursa collapsed on the floor and began to dissolve. Then, running the tachi back into its sheath, he simply stood there, looking around at the remaining fights.

Beacon Academy / Re: By Sword and Shield, We Rise [CLOSED]
« on: August 17, 2017, 09:50:36 PM »
Well. This went from cheerful to deep real quick. Setsuna listened attentively to Rory's dilemma, running it through in his head, matching and comparing Rory's experience to his own, making decisions quickly and analysing his current situation. Factor in what he experienced during their practice spar...Back it up with what Rory mentioned...

"...Alright." Setsuna finally said. "Let's take this one at a time. First off, I've had similar experiences--though I can't say mine were are bad as yours. You're right that a strong defence is good to have, but it does help to have an offensive option. That being said, considering your aforementioned problem with weapons, you said you can't force your aura into weapons. Have you considered your fists? They're a part of your body, so it shouldn't be too hard. In addition, while your shields are mainly defensive, they can be altered to help in your offense. Take mine for example. While it's a shield like yours, it has options that I can fall back on if ever I get disarmed."

"Unlike me, you can't be disarmed. That means, if you use your shields for attacking, that's one advantage you have over your opponent. Shield bashing, using the surface to deflect attacks--those are techniques you exhibited in our match. However, those require you to get in close--and you don't have many options, which is why I'm suggesting using your fists as well. In addition, that short aura burst is a powerful tool, but it also requires you to get in close--which you did easily."

"You're an excellent tactician. That much is plain to see, how you managed to hit me with your semblance even while I was in burst mode. You kept a clear head, able to think of ways to maintain distance from me, even under pressure. Use that mind of yours and outsmart your opponent. Counterattack after luring them into an attack. Those shields of yours are good for deflecting, redirecting force. That leads to many opportunities like that aura burst of yours. As for your semblance... Honestly? I don't know how I can help." he finished, ashamed that he couldn't completely support Rory. Rory had potential. He could help with that. But his semblance was a completely different subject.

Set? Setsuna thought, a slightly amused smile coming to his face as he dragged his stuff over to where Taro was lying, before collapsing next to him along the wall. Turning to look at his unconscious teammate, he checked up on him, before rustling through his backpack to see if he had any spare water. It turned out he had, along with his scroll, which was buzzing with an unknown message, the same as the one currently being ignored by Calen, though Setsuna didn't know that. After trying to give Taro some water (he refrained from mouth-to-mouth), he turned his focus to the jumbled and static-y message, attempting to understand more.

Beacon Academy / Re: The Labor of Atlas [CLOSED] [ATLA-Initiation]
« on: August 16, 2017, 09:57:55 AM »
"Climbing please? Pretty please?" Tina pleaded, trying her best to imitate a begging puppy, complete with eyes and all. After her first experience at makeshift gardening and trimming, she was definitely not eager to try her hand at that again. And, hell, she was willing to resort to this kind of stuff to avoid another experience. Not for all the Lien in the world--and that much could get her all the games she could ever want.

The Vale Region / Re: The Lion's Blade[Plot][Closed]
« on: August 16, 2017, 01:51:33 AM »
As the smaller Ursa began to lumber toward Graham, he noticed the two Creeps joining the fray, rushing him at a speed he wished was just that bit slower. Anyway, he crouched, the sheath of his tachi moving away from his body, his right hand around the trigger and his body tensed, before squeezing the trigger, using the Kinetic Dust ejected from that shot to draw and slice the oncoming Creeps at high velocity. As he stood crouched, his left arm straight with the sword outstretched, the two Creeps dissipated, their remains turning into that familiar black powder. While the Ursa kept moving toward him, Graham moved the sword up to the right of his face in a two-handed grip and charged it.

Battle Stats:
Kinetic Dust cartridge expended (4/5).

The exhausted Setsuna just dropped his sword and fell back on the floor, staring back up at the ceiling. Maybe, just maybe, the fighting was over for more than just a minute. Normally he'd reflect back on what happened in the fight, but his brain was muddled. Tired. Confused at what he saw in the cave, specifically the long-gone civilisation, and that metal object, which he still had. Bringing it out of his pocket, he examined it with some detail, trying to figure out if there was something more to it than just the look of a dagger. Ah, screw it. I'll show it to them later.

Beacon Academy / Re: By Sword and Shield, We Rise [CLOSED]
« on: August 15, 2017, 06:36:52 PM »
Setsuna had sat through the rest of the fights, nursing his wounded body and pride, feeling his Aura heal up any scratches he received, and responding to any questions people might have. Along with the aforementioned jokes, but really, it was kinda worth it for a fight that intense. The criticism people had about Rory was mostly gone, from what he could hear--it was replaced with curiosity about that semblance of his.

Before he headed to the library, where Rory was waiting, he made a detour to his team's dorm to drop off his battered weapons, before meeting up with Rory a bit later. Setsuna thought he read a lot, but damn. Some of those books looked as thick as bricks. A sense of respect and admiration, paired with a tinge of jealousy, came floating to the front of Setsuna's mind, almost making him miss what Rory was saying.

"Oh? Uh, if it helped with your impression, I wouldn't mind doing it again. You should have heard the difference in comments before and after the fight." As Setsuna sat down, he caught a glimpse of the book Rory was reading. Come to think of it, it might have been his vision, but didn't Rory's whatever-it-is Semblance just stop suddenly? "Anyway, what was it you wanted to talk about? And don't worry, I've got no more classes today."

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