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WiP Characters / Re: Roux Palakiko
« on: March 14, 2019, 07:00:28 AM »
Personally I would like to see some more detail on everything, that’s the only major gripe I have with Roux. Even though you’ve read our advice, it still feels barebones but it is an improvement upon the previous iteration.

One thing I will ask is that the weapon description be more than a namedrop of what it’s supposed to be. For example, is there any decorations on the hook? How large or long is it? Is there any sign of previous use eg. dents or scratches? How does the weapon transform/parts-form into its machine gun form? Etc, etc. I know Reaper has already mentioned this but it does bear repeating.

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Everywhere Else / Re: New Relations, New Family [CLOSED]
« on: March 11, 2019, 09:12:37 AM »
Unlike the giant of a man who was the siblings' father, who was dressed to the nines in smart casuals and would have fit in nearly anywhere if not for his size, Jocelyn and Setsuna’s mother was dressed in the garb of an crisp, albeit slightly faded, Atlesian Army uniform with the emblem of a colonel on her shoulder. Even so, her stern face still managed to look as motherly as any person on Remnant, and nothing like the battle-hardened visages of some of the Atlesian soldiers standing guard around the tournament. The whole family hugged for a few more moments, before Jocelyn darted back to Prism’s side. Even though she knew that this meeting would happen eventually, she still felt really nervous, and seeing Prism’s change in posture to the no-nonsense side of her personality didn’t help.

“Allow me to make the introductions.” Setsuna stepped in, noticing the sudden panic on his sister’s face. Jocelyn shot him a grateful smile as he continued: “Prism, meet our parents; Emile and Marina. Please don’t be concerned by my father’s height, he doesn’t bite.” He motioned grandly at the small bird faunus. “Might I introduce Prism Skylark; the leader of our dear sister’s team CASA, a quarterfinalist in the current Vytal Festival, and a joy to make an acquaintance with.”

Against Jocelyn’s expectations, Marina stepped forward first. Her strict mother, who sent her additional medical work on top of her large workload, who was personally responsible for the rigorous training that led to her becoming a medic, was not the outgoing person in the family. That role was her father’s. Yet it was her who stepped out while Emile stayed behind, ruffling Setsuna’s hair in a affectionate gesture while her brother laughed and protested.

Marina’s expression softened as she took in Prism’s body language, her heels, wings, and absolutely straight face. ”You remind me of myself when I was your age, Prism.” She commented, before smiling. “At ease, soldier. You’re not in a fight or in a classroom, there’s no need to look so serious.”

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WiP Characters / Re: Roux Palakiko
« on: March 08, 2019, 09:42:18 AM »
Hello and welcome to the site! It seems you've gotten a chance to read through the rules for creating a character, and I understand that this may well be still incomplete, but there are some things I’d like to point out in order to help you create a character you can be proud of.

Firstly, it’s generally more helpful to the people you’ll be RPing with if they can visualise your character in better detail. This includes some more description for Roux’s appearance, like a general height, what his body shape is like, etc. Simply putting down barebones descriptions is fine but what makes your character stand out instead of looking like a general NPC?

The same would apply to Roux’s history and personality. Apart from more detail, teams are created by asking around and agreeing with others on the site, not defined in the profile. For Roux’s aura, it’s good to define a colour to work with, considering speech on the site is done “like this”. Otherwise, people will struggle to differentiate what Roux is saying and what you’re writing.

For his semblance, I'm not a mod but I do believe that something with the power to kill a dragon, even with severe drawbacks, is not something a 1st year can do. You'll have to ask mods for the details, but I'd recommend changing that for now.

You’ve got the basics down and I look forward to seeing how you continue to develop Roux! There are plenty of approved characters you can examine to get a better grasp on what the general standard of characters on the site are, and please feel free to ask the community for help (we don’t bite, mostly)

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Everywhere Else / Re: New Relations, New Family [CLOSED]
« on: March 06, 2019, 06:09:06 PM »
”Of course! Anything for our victorious competitor!” Jocelyn beamed. She couldn’t remember the last time she’d felt so happy for someone who wasn’t her immediate family, and her smile near illuminated the whole table. While Prism continued to look over the menu, Jocelyn turned to thank the waiter who was placing 5 glasses of water on the tabl-

Wait. 5? Were they expecting the remainder of CASA to join them, or even Setsuna’s team ASTC - unlikely as it would be? No, because it would be 6 glasses instead in either case. Nor did she remember any other arrangements, or any that Setsuna had told her. Then who…?

Before the room started falling into a gradual hush, Jocelyn noticed Setsuna sitting up straighter and sporting a smile matching her own. Then, swivelling in her chair in the direction her brother was also facing, her eyes immediately focused upon a giant of a man looming tall over the crowd of hungry yet suddenly quiet spectators. Judging by the muted noise, the rest of the room was also aware of the person’s presence. How could they not? The man’s head wasn’t very far off from brushing the ceiling, and his stature simply screamed ‘menacing’.

Yet, within moments of the man speaking up - Jocelyn was too far away to hear what he said, but whatever it was made the surrounding crowd crack up with laughter - the room returned to its old bustling, hectic state like the man didn’t exist. Then, when a path cleared for the man to walk further into the room, a shorter woman previously cloaked by the multitude of people became visible next to the giant, arms linked together as they made for Prism’s table. In response, Setsuna and Jocelyn practically launched out of their chairs to embrace the two adults. From her position at the table, Prism could clearly hear the siblings’ enthusiastic greetings of ”I’ve missed you so much, Mom!” and ”Long time no see, Father…it’s good to see you again!”

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The Vale Region / Re: Big Guns and Bigger Booms [CLOSED]
« on: March 02, 2019, 04:50:38 AM »
Listening to Smokey’s thought process prompts Lunae to speak up. “Smokey, come on. Does the professor look like he’s armed for a ranged fight?” She gestures at the tall and well-built Hunter, clad in separate pieces of golden armor looking every bit like a Huntsman would be described in a story. Her message probably could stand to be clearer, but she was trying to point out the fact that Ferus was armoured and simply didn’t look like a person who was packing ranged heat. “Anyway, I’ve never seen him use the shells anywhere but right in the Grimm’s face. The recoil, as you’ve surmised, is huge - definitely stronger than an RPG, but might not win in a contest between your own behemoth.”

Lunae casts her mind back, trying to remember the multitude of times the professor took his class out to the Emerald Forest for proper hands-on training. “Far as I know he doesn’t have the same recoil-negating semblance as you do; just simply braces for the recoil. Obviously this doesn’t lend itself to a quick fire rate, but I’m sure you can guess why it doesn’t need one.”

It would sound absurd that the recoil from a shell being unloaded could be counteracted by sheer strength alone, but it needed to be seen to be believed. And, of course, there was the benefit of Aura, which Lunae was more than certain that the professor had to specialise in. How else could the limitations of a human body shoulder what amounted to a medieval cannon’s recoil?

“Y’know, Smokey. Considering literally everything about Professor Ferus’s kit is point-blank, my bet is that the third option is also something along those lines. Though I don’t know what else could fit in there and not be a repeat of the last two…” her voice trails off in thought, eyes staring at the grey metal wall.

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The Vale Region / Re: Big Guns and Bigger Booms [CLOSED]
« on: March 01, 2019, 08:57:49 AM »
“Is it really a revolver action, though? It looks more like a rotating barrel for a cannon.” Lunae joined in with her own thought process. “I can answer for two of the three exits. One works in conjunction with the large chambers - fires what looks like custom-made shells. The second depends on Dust type - a Dustthrower of sorts. Never seen the third tube in action so I can’t speak for that.”

While her family didn’t design weapons from scratch for a living, she still knew enough about how weapons worked, but without dismantling the large weapon there was no way for her to figure out the mechanics behind the lance. Perhaps Smokey could unveil more information. “You’re the expert here Smokey, without a doubt. If you can’t figure out what makes this thing work, there’s no way I can.”

While the two hunters-in-training pored over the professor’s weapon, the Bullhead took off and banked left, heading for the borders between Vale and their neighbouring lands of Vacuo. Meanwhile, Ferus simply sat and listened into the ongoing conversation with some interest.

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The Vale Region / Re: Big Guns and Bigger Booms [CLOSED]
« on: February 28, 2019, 05:47:43 AM »
Having made himself as comfortable as possible within the cramped space of the hold, Ferus took his time understanding what Smokey said before replying. ”Though I fail to understand why you would need to use your ‘immovable’ semblance if we are attacked whilst on board, my predictions are that we need not retaliate in the first place. In the event that we do, I can simply take over one of the gunner seats. These,” he rapped his knuckles on the minigun, ”are for clearing our landing zone.”

Lunae had shifted her attention from the gun turrets to Ferus’s own armament, having been leant on the wall to make place for the professor to sit. “I’ve seen this in action but never up close,” she mused. “Smokey, can you make head or tail of how this works? There’s nothing like this in our family store.”

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Teams / Re: Last Member for 2nd Year Team needed!
« on: February 28, 2019, 05:36:28 AM »
Thanks for considering Lunae for the team! Lookin' forward to working with y'all :D

GALA sounds better but the color would be kinda weird to sort, while ALGA could be a Dark Moss Green / #4A5D23.

If you wanted a firecracker for a leader then pick Lunae. Otherwise, I don't mind whoever wants a leader role.

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Teams / Re: Last Member for 2nd Year Team needed!
« on: February 24, 2019, 03:18:05 PM »
If you'll have her, Lunae Terenas is team-less and has been for a while. Doesn't start with a Y, unfortunately, but hopefully you'll still consider her :D


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The Vale Region / Re: Big Guns and Bigger Booms [CLOSED]
« on: February 21, 2019, 08:15:58 AM »
”Yes, we are.” Professor Ferus nodded assent, while behind him the small figure of a distant aircraft could be seen emerging from over the horizon. As it drew closer to Beacon’s wide landing platforms something seemed different, it didn’t look like the standard dull form of the regular Bullheads, and a closer look when it landed revealed the airship was armed; a standard military-grade minigun mounted on each side of the open doors as well as what looked to be missile tubes displayed a menacing front. To a keener eye, they would also be able to attribute the slightly different shape of the airship to reinforced plating.

All the while, Lunae was staring with an open mouth. ”Ooooooooooooooh.” she breathed, awestruck. It looked like she was about to clamber all over the equipment, so Ferus stopped her by saying ”Climb on, but do not position yourself at the turrets.” Lunae’s face turned crestfallen and she boarded the ship without saying a single word, all the while looking at the minigun with a longing expression.

The insides of the ship were more cramped than usual, largely due to the stacked crates and belts of ammunition used to feed the twin turrets. It seemed this Bullhead was specially modified for combat.

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Everywhere Else / Re: New Relations, New Family [CLOSED]
« on: February 03, 2019, 04:10:39 PM »
Pulling out a spotless metal chair from underneath the table, Jocelyn took her seat to the right of her brother whilst plucking a pristine menu from a small indented slot in the table, clearly meant for holding all the essentials. Meanwhile, Setsuna was clearly happy about the complement, judging by his beaming smile. ”Maybe my slight lapse in judgement wasn’t the best choice to make in a fight,” he chuckled, ”But I’m still quite happy with the results. Nearly came out of that with full aura if it wasn’t for Smokey’s last-gasp attempt.” Swiping his hand across his face and body to show how much was hit, he covered over half his chest and head. ”Would not recommend getting hit by that cannon, ever. Thankfully you didn’t have to learn the hard way, Prism.”

Meanwhile, Jocelyn was paging through the menu looking for something that suited her fancy at a rapid pace. ”There’s too much to choose from, I can’t decide.” she jokingly complained as Setsuna waved a waiter over to ask for water, holding up all 5 fingers. ”Here, Prism - what do you want? Don’t worry about the price, consider it a victory gift for getting into the semifinals!” she said, winking at Prism to show she hadn’t forgotten the events that occurred the first time they went out together.

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Beacon Academy / Re: Big Game Hunting [Closed]
« on: January 15, 2019, 05:19:24 AM »
”Gotta try harder than that.” Tieren snorted derisively, spinning counterclockwise to bring the edge of his blade slicing horizontally across the Creep’s body and sending the two decapitated parts flying across the arena. More growls surrounding him brought Tieren back to his senses, causing him to look up and take in the number of Creeps encircling the party, in addition to the uninvited tail that thought it was a good idea to join in.

Even though 11 of the things might have been a little too much for one person to handle, Tieren believed that the extra fire support from their team medic, as well as Kisha joining the fray would more than even the odds. ”Come on then, you pack of pansies! Scared of a single person?” He shouted, stomping the ground with his feet to entice a few of the Creeps to “come get some”.

Tieren’s Stats:
  ● Aura: [██████████] 100%
  ● Semblance: 0% active [0% DMG reduction]

[Autohit granted by Moth]

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Everywhere Else / Re: New Relations, New Family [CLOSED]
« on: January 13, 2019, 05:04:37 PM »
”You know I’m always more than happy to listen to your ramblings, Prism!” Jocelyn laughed, still high off the adrenaline from watching the match - though if this was what she felt, Prism must have the equivalent of ten gallons of caffeine from winning her match. As they began the trek to the food court through the pristine white hallways filled with the bustle and chatter of the numerous other people, her excitement slowly began to fade to her more calm, usual self, and she began to observe her surroundings instead of just having 100% of her focus on Prism. Plenty of booths selling tasty snacks, the odd souvenir shop, smoking rooms, even a indoor heated pool. If they didn’t have a place to be, Jocelyn would gladly take a dip and relax.

”Oh, here we are.” Situated in one of the numerous large branches, even the vast food court couldn’t house the crowds of spectators eager to grab a bite before the next match, and the place was crowded. Lining the edges, stores offered nearly every single cuisine Remnant had to offer, with Atlesian food taking a small but well-populated corner of the hall. With so many people stuffed into one space, Jocelyn just couldn’t find her brother.

<I need healing> Where are you

<Overprotective> look up

She did just that and found that the crowd had cleared a small path, which - sure enough - led to a table where Setsuna sat, waving his arm and beckoning them over. "Hey sis, and good to see you again Prism! Congratulations on the wins so far!”

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Everywhere Else / Re: Foreign Delicacies [Closed]
« on: January 11, 2019, 02:34:44 PM »
While Yu didn’t particularly like the smell of smoke, nor did he like smoking - it lowered average life expectancy too - Chantou was indulging his rather extravagant offer. So, he shook his head in consent, as well as to answer her first question. ”I’m afraid I’m not particularly keen on fighting in front of large crowds.” He said simply, but his words did not carry the full truth. Even though his two new acquaintances had so far been the most gracious of hosts, they were still newly acquainted. First impressions and appearances could be deceiving, and he was not dropping his guard.

Still, to continue the line of discussion, he turned to Diana. ”And what of yourself? From your previous actions one could be forgiven for assuming you are a medic, so if you were to enter any fights it would be team-oriented. Am I right in guessing so?” Yu said politely. Still fairly new to the whole ‘socialising’ aspect of life, he found a small satisfaction in deducing what little tidbits he could from everyday appearances, though not always accurate.

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The Vale Region / Re: Royal Rumble [CLOSED]
« on: January 11, 2019, 01:14:42 PM »
Rachel didn’t let her slight fear and nervousness show when Akel’s opponent stepped into the ring, though her stalks flared out in annoyance at Sark’s rude comment. If she wasn’t supposed to be under cover, she’d just as quickly go down and beat him senseless herself. Instead, she quaffed her entire glass of beer to cover her emotions, gently putting it back on the plate with a light ‘tink’. Quickly, before the two fighters began fighting in earnest, she leant over and whispered to Hart: ”Know who Sark belongs to?”

She’d already noticed Hart’s curt glance at the guy with the mask, but she wanted more information without seeming overly nosy.. Speaking of… ”And - pardon me for asking - what do you mean, ‘not anymore’?” Rachel could probably hazard a guess - judging by the subtle nicknames given to Sark down below it was fair enough to assume many a challenger had been topped by the “Bloody Blade”.

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