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The Vale Region / Re: A Difference In Social Skills [CLOSED]
« Last post by NotSurprised on March 17, 2019, 12:49:33 AM »
Iron gives an intense gaze at the arcade on their right. In fact it was so intense that it seemed like he was tempted to bring it up for the day. However, it softens as Iron decides to keep his leader’s interest in mind. Looking back, Iron realizes that his leader had been watching him when he was staring at the arcade. His face quickly reddens as he coughs into his fist to regain composure. Killing any sign of embarrassment, Iron returns to a more blank expression.

”You’ve stated that you needed clothes? I suppose we can begin there, perhaps picking up some items myself.” In contrast to the more expressive side of Iron shown before, his voice is now much more monotone, almost as if he was trying to divert attention away from his little situation. Plus, it’s not like he’s lying either, since Iron had been looking towards investing in more clothes for formal and combat reasons.
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The Vale Region / Re: A Difference In Social Skills [CLOSED]
« Last post by Metroidhunter on March 16, 2019, 02:00:06 PM »
Isabelle shrugged as she peered around the building, then taking a quick glance at her scroll before stuffing it back into her pocket. ”I don’t know if she’s here yet. I’ll tell her to meet us somewhere in a little bit. In the meantime...” the faunus looked back up at the taller male, returning his curious look. ”Where should we go first?”

The vast mall stretched out for as far as she could see, small shops and well-known retailers lining the long, massive corridor that they stood in. The populated crowd that moved through the place gave Isabelle the slightest bit of nerves, but from the looks of it, she didn’t know any of these people. ’Good.’ A ways down, there were two particularly large sections on either side of them that would draw her gaze. On the right, a dimly-lit yet spacious room with tall glass windows, game cabinets lining the walls and neon signs advertising the coolest new arcade attractions. Her eyes quickly passed over it, her interest rapidly declining. And then on the left, one of the big department store chains, likely carrying every piece of trendy clothing in Vale. Isabelle didn’t have much of a taste for fashion, but it was certainly more practical to shop there rather than playing video games. Of course, there was also the food court on the far end of the path, though they would have to travel past a number of stores to get there anyway. While she was leaning towards starting with that clothing store, she had asked Iron first. The girl looked back up at him once more, awaiting his recommendation.
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Character Creation / Bordeaux Page Alderson
« Last post by Golden Koi on March 15, 2019, 09:37:48 PM »
CHARACTER

Name: Bordeaux Page Alderson

Age: 17

Species and Gender: Male, Human

Symbol: A red crystal symbol with a red teardrop within.



Occupation: Beacon Student, (Former) Intern/Nurse

Height: 5 feet 6 inches

Weight: 135 pounds

Appearance: Despite being male, Bordeaux looks very feminine, though he embraces it, surprisingly.

He has pale clear skin that seems to shine naturally, and sky blue eyes that glimmer in the light. He has a heart-shaped face, with a button nose, and lips that are on the fence for thin, and full, usually in a straight line. He still has a bit of baby fat in his cheeks, so it seems soft and a bit cuddly, and he has shoulder-length wavy light blue hair, soft and silky and usually a tiny bit tangled.

Bordeaux wears dressy casual clothing. Khaki pants, a denim or flannel vest over a collared red shirt, and black loafers. He prefers dark colors as opposed to light, since using his Semblance will often stain his clothes, and he'd rather hide the stains whenever he can.

Bordeaux is more of a support-type fighter, and mostly hangs back from the frontlines. Despite this, he stays physically fit, and is rather slim, with a mostly lithe frame, the only exception being his perky butt. (No regrets.)



History: Born in Vale to a first responder and a retired Huntress turned nurse practitioner, Bordeaux was the child of two of Vale's medical practitioners, and after some time, it showed. His parents taught him everything they knew on their profession. Sanguine knew how to patch a wound, what to do to stem a bullet wound, how to create a makeshift splint out of a few sticks and a ribbon. Every basic to advanced medical technique his parents knew, they taught Bordeaux. They hoped that it would inspire him, push him to go for a career that would save others.

And he did pick such a career.

Just not the one they expected.

Instead of a medical career, like the path they hoped he would choose, Bordeaux instead pushed to become a Hunter. Despite his parents' protests, he claimed that it would save lives the way both he and they wanted to. He pushed that he would help wounded Hunters to survive the Grimm, and if all else failed, he could always just retire like his mother. Finally giving in to his reasons, the two signed him up for Signal Academy, where he trained for three years to be a Huntsman while keeping his own medical skills sharp and ready.

His mother having previously unlocked his Aura a few days before he began studying to fight the Grimm, Bordeaux entered Signal Academy armed with a plethora of medical knowledge that eventually leaked into his own fighting style. His combat skills...honestly not that great, he excelled in classes on medical skills, and was acknowledged as one of the best students in the course.

In his third year at Signal, Bordeaux forged his weapon, a whip that doubled as a garrote, and could shift into a rifle similar to that of the real world M1 Garand. With recommendations from his teachers due to his exceptional medical skills, Sanguine applied for Beacon, enrolled a month being having applied. In addition to that, He began usingvarious Dust canisters to alter the battlefield to his advantage. With a push of his Aura, he could create a wildfire, freeze the ground over, create gravity fields that disoriented an enemy, and more.

Before he actually began attending Beacon, however, he got a job as an intern in the Vale General Hospital, helping with patients in the ER, and occasionally tending to those in the ICU after a while. Because of this, his medical skills are far better than they used to be. Unfortunately, he quit his job when he had to go to Beacon, but whenever he has time, he visits the hospital and volunteers there.

Personality: Bordeaux is, first and foremost, loyal. He believes that it doesn't if they're your family or not, if they bully you, manipulate you, try to abuse you for their own personal gains, you should associate yourself with them. He believes in the motto "The blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb", and will often encourage his friends to stand for themselves. He is a bit socially awkward, but generally extroverted and very friendly. However, he's also prideful and a bit of a narcissist, and likes when people compliment his looks. He's also impulsive, and will charge into a situation if he felt that his friends were in danger of any kind.

Aura and Semblance: Bordeaux's aura is maroon red, and is above average, capable of healing moderate to slightly severe wounds, with a tiny bit of help keeping the wounds closed, and acting as a semi-strong barrier against oncoming attacks.

His Semblance is Blood Bond. With it, Bordeaux can use his own blood, Blood Type O and free of any diseases, by the way to temporarily heal another person's wounds and act as a sort of band-aid, possibly prolonging their lives for a while so help can arrive and save them. The lost blood regenerates at a minute per cup of blood used, and his limit is 1.5 pints of blood, so  maximum three minutes need to replenish his lost blood.

The downside is that seeing as he's, you know, using his own blood to heal others, it'll leave him extremely weak and possibly anemic for the time he needs to replenish his own blood. He'll essentially be a sitting duck with a sign that says "Free meal here!" in a fight. Also, there's no guarantee the transfusion will work, depending on how severe the wound is. The transfusion only occurs for those that Bordeaux considers an ally, so enemies will not be healed should they be wounded.

Combat Behavior: Bordeaux is a support-type fighter, his Semblance not suited for combat. He's more the team medic, though he is more than capable of holding his own against enemies. Despite this, he's not good with hand-to-hand combat, and would lose in a fist fight. He also fights via medical knowledge, using knowledge of weak areas and pressure points in a pinch. However, this makes him somewhat predictable, and a more attentive opponent can eventually turn his own tactics against him.

WEAPON

Name: Flourish

Primary Form: A 9 foot long red whip with a rifle stock for a hilt. It's mainly used to keep enemies away from him, or occasionally disarm them. However, he can also use the whip to throw people off via wrapping it around their limbs and pulling, or using the whip like a garrote if he's in a pinch.

Secondary Form: A rifle similar to the real-life M1 Garand. The rifle stock folds in, the whip immediately straightens out and stiffens, a loading chamber is revealed near the stock, and the tip of the whip opens up to reveal a rifle barrel.

Dust Functions: Outside of firing Fire Dust rifle rounds, it has no Dust functions whatsoever.

History: The weapon Bordeaux built in his third year of Signal. Over the course of a year, Flourish has been enhanced and repaired over and over until perfected by Sanguine. It can store up to twenty Dust rounds per magazine

WEAPON

Name: Dust Array v 1.3, or 'Blight'

Primary Form: A belt of various filled canisters of Dust, ranging from Fire to Energy to Gravity. Each canister is a one-use item and must be refilled upon usage, and each canister has a different effect depending on what Dust remains inside.

Secondary Form: None

Dust Functions: 'Blight' functions wholly on the types of Dust are currently stored within the five canisters. Each canister can only contain one type of Dust, and effects vary. Bordeaux favors Fire, Lightning, Ice, Gravity, and Steam Dust. however.

History: A secondary weapon made from a simple leather belt with five leather bands to hold the canisters, the five canisters themselves, and whatever Dust Bordeaux had on him. Initially called Dust Array v1.3, due to what Bordeaux was still trying to enhance, he eventually just named it 'Blight', deeming the previous name to be a bothersome mouthful.

(As per Monty Oum's color rule, bordeaux is a french for maroon, and maroon is a shade of red. RIP, Monty Oum.))
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The Vale Region / Re: The Lonely Road [Shard INC] [Closed]
« Last post by Glow on March 15, 2019, 01:36:33 PM »
((At this point, the thread's kind of died, but honestly the main chunk of it has been completed anyways. I thought I'd at least write up what the resolution was for the thread so the next one could start up.

There was miscellaneous plans for a few more encounters, and sightings of a large lizard-like Grimm, though that would be more building tension before they finally got to the village without incident; possibly another Grimm fight, but it was dragging on a little already.

Once arriving at the village, they'd be offered to go out and explore, wind down from the trip for a while as supplies were unloaded. If someone went to follow and watch the supplies, they'd notice that it wasn't just food, defenses and replacement limbs; some of the crates had still experimental equipment in them, such as weapons and variant limb replacements. These were offered to the village to better defend themselves in exchange for acting as the human tests for the devices; while technically legal, the rest of the supplies wouldn't have been received without agreeing for this part supposedly (though the Shard Inc representatives would deny knowledge of this - and possibly actually not know, being in somewhat low positions in the company) and it was hard for the village to refuse any type of defenses, being quite out of the way.

After this, the caravan would head back, light enough now to avoid most issues and get back safely.

Thanks for taking part!))
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The Vale Region / Re: [CLOSED]Pecking Order
« Last post by NotSurprised on March 14, 2019, 11:16:52 PM »
Artist’s grin widens as the boy shows off his knife throwing skills. It was impressive for sure, but Artist had seen a lot of crazy things before. On the other hand though, it shows the intelligence of the kid to actually branch out of his skills. Though the kid should invest in a better gun to start out with. Artist proceeds to look between the gun and the target before finally returning to look at the kid.

”Pretty impressive, I’ll admit, but that doesn’t make up for your… uh... subpar marksmanship.” Hm, Artist wasn’t sure how to pry the kid open of sorts, since it seems like he’s doing the silent cool kid act with the chunni scarf. Plus, Artist can’t afford to waste too much time… Ah, I know!

Artist turns to the controls to bring the target closer once more, taking each knife out and placing them back into the kid’s rigging. She figures she might as well be polite considering what she’ll be doing next. Sending the target back out, Artist swiftly turns to swipe the revolver from the kid’s hands.

Giving the revolver a little spin (making sure that it won’t go off accidentally), Artist proceeds to quickly load the firearm. Once it’s fully loaded, she takes aim at the target in a swift and methodical matter as she puts a bullet into the target’s forehead. Artist’s shiteating grin grew larger as she turns back to the boy in a… menacing manner? ”Lucky for you kid, I know how to shoot things real good, and I also happen to be bored. Wanna learn?”
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Introductions, birthdays, and departures. / Re: hello!
« Last post by Kingnoname1 on March 14, 2019, 05:42:23 PM »
If you need any help with characters you can check with either the WiP board or on the discord, https://discord.gg/Es2GCj4. Best of luck with everything.
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The Vale Region / Re: [CLOSED]Pecking Order
« Last post by Walter on March 14, 2019, 11:31:49 AM »
Tiber lowers his gun and side-eyes the woman that had approached him. Why had she approached him? Did she spot the beak under his scarf after all? Did she know him somehow? Had she followed hi-

Oh. It appears she was just here to roast him. Fantastic.

The bird faunus chooses not to respond vocally. After all, he doesn't want to reveal his peculiar trait - not that he could actually defend his shooting either way. Even if this was his first time it felt... subpar. Instead he takes a knife off of the rig around his chest and shows it to the woman as he sends the target back. He then flings the knife at said target in a single smooth motion, then another - the blades stike the target first in the chest, then right between where one would find a person's eyes.

Tiber looks to the woman then to the revolver in his hand and shrugs. He had no reason to hide that he was no marksman. He had bought this gun because he knew that grimm were tough sons of bitches, and that there would be fuck all he could do if one of them could tank his knives. Having a weapon that didn't require him to go out and grab it again to reuse it just felt like common sense.
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Beacon Academy / Re: Starting a rebellion [RBLS]
« Last post by Walter on March 14, 2019, 11:13:41 AM »
"Do not place words in my mouth, bat. I have nothing against... cookies," he says, though again, that last word just... seems wrong coming from his mouth. Like someone who didn't speak the language trying to force the word out from their throat. Still, he huffed and took the seat offered - not like he had many other options.

He then peered at Lilla. This one was... bizarre. Very bizarre. He scoffed as the girl backpedaled. "If you don't like something, say it outright. You'll continue to be served that which you don't like otherwise, and you'll just have to take it."

The dicksweasel then took a sip of his own tea. Bitter. Fuck, that's too bitter - without a word, he briefly purses his lips and glances towards Shiroe, waiting for that sugar to be brought over. He'd much prefer to drown out the taste himself.
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WiP Characters / Re: Bordeaux Page Alderson
« Last post by Kingnoname1 on March 14, 2019, 08:47:07 AM »
yea I like it, its probably ready for character creation proper
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The Vale Region / Re: Illumination and Concealment [Open, Limited 3/5]
« Last post by Kingnoname1 on March 14, 2019, 08:44:10 AM »
Taking another few sips of his sherry Calen went about his brief break from gambling to partake in the more normal activities of a bar. Small talk to get to know the lay of the land inside the bar as well as not to look too awkward sitting by himself all this time. Ratcheting up the charm Calen easily managed to easily get a few laughs and conversations going while keeping an eye on the bar as a whole, in particular, the ongoing darts game and the bar itself. The former was for rather obvious reasons; to know the game was progressing, to see who is winning or losing the most as well as double checking when tempers have calmed down. The later had more sinister motives, in a pub like this the bartender’s word was law and if he decided he was gone then there was little Calen could do about it. As such it was important to try to get the man back onside and hopefully showing that he was keeping his nose out of trouble for a time the less attention the bartender would leave him be. There was also a small prickle at the back of his neck as Calen felt he was becoming the topic of conversation around the small pub. The realisation made him smile.

Chatting along with his fellow drinkers Calen managed to pick up a lot of little bits of information about the bar and the people who frequent it. Some of it small things like what meals to order, irrelevant to Calen given his approach to food, but also relevant things like when the bartender leaves to check on the cooking or bring in a delivery. For most of the drinkers, it was simply something to order their drinks around but for Calen every scrap of information was another weapon in his arsenal. There were benign topics as well, his clothing was a common one but Calen was quick witted and his listeners drunk enough to always turn every new answer into a roar of laughter.
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