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Beacon Academy / Re: Big Game Hunting [Closed]
« Last post by Moth on December 01, 2018, 05:34:20 PM »
The charging Grimm goes down with Kisha’s first arrow, embedding itself in the creatures forehead before it poofs into a cloud of black smoke. The second Creep goes down in a similar fashion, and Tyrian’s headlong charge is rewarded with a Creep attempting to bite his arm off - only to be sliced solidly down the middle. Diana’s two carefully-aimed shots manage to hit home, which earns the support a quick nod of thanks from Jima. There’s still one Creep that nobody bothered to shoot, though - and it immediately capitalizes the lack of attention by lunging at the nearest target of Tieren, mouth open.

”More Creeps incoming, by the way!” Jima yells, not looking up from her weapon. True to her word, nearly double the initial crowd emerges from the surrounding arena arches, fanning out in a loose semicircle to surround the fledgling hunters. Jima gives an approving hum to herself at the fact, having really only expected Creeps to be around right away- it’d give everyone a good chance to warm up.

Which is why when the feeling of something other niggles at the edge of her Grimm sense, it’s enough to make her jerk her head up in surprise. ”Smokey, incoming!

The ground underneath Kisha and Smokey - the two who decided to stay back -  would suddenly swell from underneath and make cause the stone crack, adding in the fun of additional tripping hazards.  That’s all the warning the two would get though, before the golden-tipped tail of Death Stalker breaks through the stone and attempts to stab the conveniently-placed immovable object.

TARGETS
Creeper x 11
Deathstalker Tail

ATTACK LOG
Creeper Lunge (7%)
Deathstalker Stab (10)

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITION: Crumbling ground
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WiP Characters / Doctor Talia Elaine Darlton
« Last post by Hobro on December 01, 2018, 03:11:18 PM »
CHARACTER
Name:Doctor Talia Elaine Darlton-------Handedness:Left
Age42 | 6 SaraalComplexion:Deep Tan
Species and Gender:Human FemaleHair Color:Blonde
Symbol: A Silver Scalpel with a droplet at the tip.
Eye Color:Platinum-Blue
Occupation:Disgraced ResearcherAura Color:Dark Gray

Nicknames/Aliases: N/A

Appearance: Talia is a dazzling human female standing at just under six feet tall. Long blonde hair flows down her shoulders and back in rivulets and contrasts sharply with the deep brown of her skin. Her almost-metallic blue eyes give off a cold chill to those who catch them. She has a narrow build with thin limbs and narrow waist brought on by constant deskwork and obsession over her health. Her face is alluring but the unfeeling smile that graces it from time to time breaks the illusion of beauty.

History: Talia was born in Haven to a small family of farmhands. It was there that she was first exposed to medicine. As a girl she was often tasked with aiding her parents in caring for the livestock and even assisting in medicating, surgery, and births. With little money her family was forced to fend for themselves but Talia’s innate hunger for knowledge blossomed into full fledged starvation. During one trip into the city she slipped into a book-store and absconded with several books only to get caught in the process. Her parents were fined and quickly escorted their daughter out of the city before any more trouble came. Back home, her parents made the decision not to allow her in Haven City until after she was older. Horrified, Talia fled her home and stole aboard a small wagon heading into the city.

Back in Haven, Talia sought out the bookstore, committed to getting what she wanted. Unfortunately, being only ten years old and having nothing but the clothes on her back the owner easily chased her away. Frustrated she wandered the city until she stumbled upon the library, having never been to such a place before she was overwhelmed by what she found. Though she was troubled by why her parents did not show her this place, she realized that coming home now may prevent her from even the free knowledge. She committed herself to practically living in the Library, sleeping outside at night and stealing what food she could. She avoided her searching parents in every way imaginable, going as far as to cut her hair and pass as a boy for a month. It was by the time she turned eleven that she was discovered by a huntsman who had been dispatched to track down the ‘wild girl’ of Haven Library. The confrontation was brief and Talia found herself at the huntsman’s mercy. Desperation and fear of knowledge-starvation triggered her semblance and she drank deeply. Using what she learned she threatened the huntsman until he released her in shock. Once again, Talia fled.

Terrified but fascinated by her gift, she began ‘stealing knowledge’ wherever she could. She quickly discovered the limitations of her ability and developed a system to retain as much as she could. All the while she continued to flee the occasional pursuit of the huntsman she came to know as Lindt. Their game of cat and mouse lasted for an entire year before he finally cornered her as she was breaking into Sanctum Academy in search of knowledge about their weapon forges. It was there that she was given a surprising option. Lindt had reported back many a time about her activities and though he still did not understand her semblance, the school was willing to take her in on the condition that she put an end to criminal activity. Seeing no other option, she agreed. Though her hunger remained.

A student at Sanctum, Talia threw herself into her studies, obsessed with acquiring whatever knowledge she could. Even so it became clear to her that the schools in Haven were only so advanced and that there were other places out there where she could learn more. With the slow pace of everyday school life she was forced to study on her own and seek out new sources of information. Book after book, text after text, word after word, she consumed everything in what she realized was a spiraling decent into a hole she could not escape from. She tried to distract herself from the fear she was losing her mind by giving more attention to combat study and the creating of weapons. Though she was behind compared to her peers physically she found that her mind more than made up for it. Eventually she survived Sanctum academy and made it to graduation. It was on the very day of her graduation that she was approached by a representative of Atlas that wanted to offer her a full scholarship at Atlas Academy. Unwilling to pass up the opportunity she accepted and was brought to the titan of science and research that was Atlas.

Atlas became her playground, she walked with giants and studied concepts and ideas she never even had conceived of before. She joined a team, VYLT, and with them she proved herself to be a vital ally. Her role often focused on maintaining the teams gear, coming up with strategies for the leader to execute, and keeping the team healthy. Eventually her studies began to focus more and more on the body and after a time she approached a professor on taking up a path in the medical field. The professor was thrilled but worried that Talia was going too fast and needed to slow down and enjoy her life more. Talia informed him that the only way for her to get any enjoyment out of life was to learn more. His bitter response was “but we only can know so much”. Despite it all, Talia finished her time at Atlas Academy and left team VYLT to pursue a doctorate.

It was during her time at this new level of education that things began to go wrong. Jealousy dominated the world of higher education and petty rivalries turned to life destroying encounters. Talia, who cared little for the politics of education, was blindsided by the sudden accusation that she was experimenting on live subjects. Evidence was brought before a jury and without even a chance to defend herself she was stripped of her position and accolades, what was worse, she was sent to prison. It was there that she faced true starvation, hunger, pain, fear, and the endless gnawing need to acquire new knowledge. In her isolation she thought about everything that had gone wrong, about the people who had failed and betrayed her, about the rage that burned in her heart, and about the agonizing hunger. She finally broke after two years of what could only be described as mind numbing pain. A changed woman, she planned her escape, which first required a little personal time with one of the guards.

Talia lured one of the guards to her, drinking deep and murdering him in a back room. With fresh knowledge sating her now numbed hunger she took his weapon and hastily modified it to suit her needs. From there she carved a path of destruction through the prison, leading to a huntswoman being summoned and sent to put her down. Victoria Glass, once the V in VYLT, confronted Talia at the exit of Atlas’ prison. There Talia laid bare for the first time the true nature of her semblance, manipulating, torturing, and mentally assaulting Victoria with her words. Her savage verbal assault shook the poor woman to her core amidst the violent exchange of battle. In the end, it was only when Victoria had felt a fragment of the humiliation and agony that Talia had experience did Talia finally give her the mercy of death.

What followed was a dark time in Atlas’ history. Talia sought out every single member of the research division who had sided against her. Every one that had been at that trial, judge, jury, scientists, doctors, hunters and huntresses, it did not matter. She built contraptions of pain, weapons of death, brewed poisons, crafted bombs, and went about systematically executing each and every one of them. Only after drinking deep of their knowledge. During the carnage of those horrible months, Lorel Pierce, the L of VYLT and his new team pursued her throughout Atlas. Bounties were placed and her face was on every wall. Talia eventually was forced to face down her teammate in combat during her attempt on the Atlas Headmaster’s life. Though she mortally wounded Lorel, she was forced to flee when the Atlas Military was dispatched.

Angry, but realizing that she cannot pursue her violent ends any longer, she fled into the wilderness. There she plotted her next move. She dived into the underworld where she began work as a doctor, treating criminal patients from all walks of life. She picked up a fascination with faunus and would often keep them a little too long before releasing them. During her time in the underworld she eventually caught wind of Yillia Sparx’ whereabouts. Her rage resurfaced again and she struck out to hunt down her last teammate. She found Yillia in a tavern outside of Haven and in a moment of quiet cruelty, killed the girl in her sleep. It was with the death of her last teammate from Atlas that she realized she was not quite free yet. She set her eyes on a small farm outside of Haven and burned it to the ground, none left alive.

With the last few people who truly knew anything about her past dead and gone, Talia returned to the criminal underworld. She built herself a laboratory beneath Haven and dedicated her life to her craft. To this very day she services the criminal underworld as an incredible doctor, capable of providing prosthetics, body modifications, and general treatment for nearly anything. Even some hunters and huntresses seek her out, though all know better than to reveal where they were treated. She is still wanted by both Atlas and Haven for her crimes but none dare poke the sleeping tiger… lest she rear her head again.

Personality: The inquisitive and open minded girl that had stole away to Haven in search of books is dead and gone. Talia is whimsically cruel in her methods and prefers to take her time feeling out anyone she meets. Using her semblance in conversation is obviously not an option so she is forced to use other means to acquire information about people before speaking with them. She is absolutely obsessed with knowledge and learning new things and will hurt or even kill for it.

Though she is so callous, she takes her duties as a doctor very seriously and as long as a person is considered her patient she will allow absolutely no harm to come to them and will do everything in her power to get them to their best. She is impatient with those who do not follow her directions and will often use various threats to remind someone to take their medicine. Otherwise she keeps to herself, avoiding forming connections with others and refuses to overtly assist others in the underworld with schemes beyond providing her services out of her lab.

Aura and Semblance:
    Talia possesses a dark grey colored aura. Talia has unlocked all of the basic powers granted to Aura users as well as having training in shield and detection from her time studying with her comrades in VYLT.
    Craven Curiosity: Talia’s semblance is the ability to acquire knowledge from a living subject through touch. She cannot read minds. She cannot acquire surface thoughts. Her ability is also quite impractical in combat, as it cannot bypass Aura and takes nearly a minute of continued contact to activate. During her contact she may draw information such as book knowledge or personal history from a person.

    She may only hold onto one person's knowledge at a time unless she physically writes the information down, in doing so she ‘commits it to memory’ and can choose what information she keeps and what she loses. The knowledge lasts for only a day or until she uses the ability again.

    Finally, using Craven Curiosity has the side effect of a constant hunger that aches her body the longer she goes without using it. For every day she goes without having someone else’s knowledge in her, she suffers exponentially more graduating from a sharp pain to bone grinding agony within a month. Reading and learning normally can offset the pain but it does not nullify it.

Combat Behavior: Talia is a vicious mid-range fighter that relies on quick, rapid, and savage blows. Her movements involve quick strikes from numerous angles to push an opponent into a planned position. With her weapons in hand she can be a fierce target even in melee combat and is not to be underestimated. Talia focuses on speed and precision strikes rather than taking an opponent down in a single blow, letting them bleed out instead. She utilizes her aura techniques and the threads of Arachne to inhibit her opponents movements, bind them, cut them, and even disfigure them if given the opportunity. She can be described as darting about and hurling her scalpels at her opponent when in short range while at mid-range utilizing her needle gun to chip away at defensive auras.

Talia is not without her weaknesses. Her weapons are small and do little damage on one hit, fighters that are resilient to pain or have strong auras have an easier time facing off against her. Her semblance is not combat oriented at all, so she cannot fall back on any special powers while in combat. Someone sufficiently strong or skilled enough to cut or snap the wires that make up her weapon also could disable one of her main methods of attack.


WEAPON

Name: Arachnae
Primary Form: Arachnae appears as an elaborate device mounted on Talia’s body. The most visible part of the weapon is the core device attached to her lower back via her belt, this is where dust is stored and processed. The dust settings for her weapons are changed at the core device.

Arachnae’s Web: On Talia’s right hip is a satchel that is linked to the core device and contains about twenty scalpels, all razor sharp and connected at the ends to individual coils of razor wire. The wire can be extended for each scalpel about twenty feet and can be retracted on command. The wire and scalpels are all set to receive a dust charge on command from the core device.

Arachnae’s Bite: On Talia’s left wrist is a submachine gun filled with precision needles that have been designed to accept a small dust charge. On contact the needles stick to the target before erupting with their charge if they have been set to do so. The needles can also be fired when Talia strikes an enemy via punch.

Dust Functions:

Arachnae’s web can send a dust charge based on the color used through the wires and into the scalpels. For example, a yellow charge can cause electricity to flow through the wires electrifying both them and the scalpels that may be embedded in someone’s body.

Arachnae’s Bite causes a burst or small explosion of dust energy to be released from the needle. The explosion is miniscule but the heat or energy dispersed is enough to cause considerable damage if placed right.

History:
Arachnae was designed by Talia in her lab under Haven and is one of many designs she has provided the highest bidder over the years.
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Introductions, birthdays, and departures. / Re: Yo.
« Last post by Vision on December 01, 2018, 02:54:44 PM »
First off welcome to the site Sy! However Reaper is entirely correct in that we really don't do canon characters here I'm afraid, even OC's that are semi-clones of the cast don't get approved. You are certainly welcome to try your hand at creating a character, but if you just like to use canon ones then I would honestly recommend looking on a few of the other sites that do RWBY RP. I know there are some others out there but can't say I remember any of their names.

Best of luck with the character or finding a site that's a better fit ^^

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Introductions, birthdays, and departures. / Re: Yo.
« Last post by ReaperJoe on December 01, 2018, 02:40:16 PM »
So, at the risk of sounding really blunt, this may not be the site for you.  This site's not only primarily OCs, but pretty much entirely OCs.  Any thread involving the main cast on this site is automatically relegated to the Non-Canon section, and, as of writing this, there are 0 threads even there that involve any Canon characters.

Now, I'm not trying to discourage you from joining in.  Feel free to make your own character and interact with the people here.  Having more artists on the site would be great!  But like I said, if you're only looking to RP the main cast, this probably isn't the site for you. 
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Introductions, birthdays, and departures. / Yo.
« Last post by Sy on December 01, 2018, 02:20:43 PM »
So, I'm new here. What's going on my home dudes? I'm not good at introductions but here we go I gue s s[/b]

My name is Sy, I'm an extremely angsty, socially awkward person who likes to write and role-play RWBY. I've been in the community for about 7 months now, and I normally hide on the RWBY Amino, but I've decided to extend my reach and explore more of the RWBY community.
I don't do OCs, which mightn't be welcome here but eh. I prefer cannon characters, primarily Weiss and Ruby. I prefer Ruby, since angst is fun to write. Also I don't do romance unless I'm asked. I don't do incest ships, but I'm willing to do some other ships like bumblebee, Whiterose, checkmate,
and whatever other ships you want. No promises I'll be good at other characters but hey gotta learn one way or another.

My post's length can vary depending on the amount of time I have to respond, the the quality won't vary. Also I have a broken "t" key on my keyboard, so if a few words miss it, or if auto-correction fucks me over like it alWAYS DOES, a random word will appear in some places. That's not my fault I swear.

Okay maybe sometimes but sh h h h

Also I'm new to forums but I know some BBCodes so. Hi.

ALSO also, I'm an artist, so I may end up sketching some scenes here and then. Like, here's two from two separate role-plays on amino I did with a friend (That I have framed actually owo);




So I may end up drawing a scene but I wouldn't say many people would mind.
So yeah. I'm Sy, I'm an angsty artist and writer, and I love RWBY and Ruby.
OK bye
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Plot Zone / Re: Who would be interested in a Beacon thread?
« Last post by Vision on December 01, 2018, 02:35:54 AM »
Awesome, four is probably a good number. I'll add you all as friends on discord and set up a group chat
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Plot Zone / Re: Who would be interested in a Beacon thread?
« Last post by arcus_gray on November 30, 2018, 10:48:31 PM »
Personally I think we need more social threads. I’d be up for it.
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RPG Discussion / Re: Limitations of Weapons and Dust
« Last post by Hobro on November 30, 2018, 07:07:28 PM »
That's what I thought, but I wanted to make sure. I had an idea for a weapon|semblance combo but the more I thought about it the more I worried it was probably broken and just an excuse to do something that has been canonically written out of the rwbyverse. I appreciate you guys, thank you!
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Approved Characters / Re: Thistle Laine
« Last post by smashingBrawler on November 30, 2018, 06:20:03 PM »
Alright, I think I've got that covered now:

Changelog:
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Aura and Semblance: Thistle has a powerful aura which manifests in a light purple. Her aura is of moderately above-average strength, supplementing her fighting style.

When Thistle attacks, she can use her semblance to create a wave with the same force and shape as the original attack which will continue forward. If she stabs with a weapon, punches, or kicks, the force will be a tight blast that can go as far as 100 meters – because it’s a small wave, only takes a small amount of energy to create. If she makes a mid-sized, controlled slash the force wave it creates will match the arc of the slash and have a range of 50 meters, taking a about twice as much energy as the smaller attacks. A large, heavy slash will create a force wave which also matches the arc of the slash and have a range of 25 meters, requiring twice the energy of a mid-sized slash. The movement speed of the waves is related to the amount of time spent completing the attack that created them: a short stab or punch will move no faster than 30km/h, a regular slash will move no faster than 20km/h, and a heavy slash will move no faster than a slow but powerful 10km/h.

This semblance has no effect on guns and will act erratically with more complex weapons in general, usually resulting in waves getting thrown back at Thistle due to the way the semblance interacts with the various parts. Essentially, the fewer individuals parts to a weapon, the less likely the semblance is to have a backlash.

Dust interactions:
Thistle can use dust to give her force wave a variety of elemental properties, such as:
Lightning: The wave will have an electrical charge to it, and shock those it hits.
Fire: Exactly what you'd expect: the wave will be on fire
Ice: The wave will appear frosty, and may freeze or chill targets that it hits
Propulsion: While having no effect on enemies, Thistle can use propulsion dust to kick of the ground in order to gain the occasional burst of speed or movement, though using this technique hurts her, weakening her aura as though she’d hit herself with the same force - it can leave her vulnerable if she doesn't plan her trajectory well.
Repulsion: The wave will have increased knockback.
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Aura and Semblance: Thistle has a powerful aura which manifests in a light purple. Her aura is of moderately above-average strength, supplementing her fighting style.

When Thistle attacks, she can use her semblance to create a wave with the same force and shape as the original attack which will continue forward. If she stabs with a weapon, punches, or kicks, the force will be a tight blast that can go as far as 100 meters – because it’s a small wave, only takes a small amount of energy to create. If she makes a mid-sized, controlled slash the force wave it creates will match the arc of the slash and have a range of 50 meters, taking a about twice as much energy as the smaller attacks. A large, heavy slash will create a force wave which also matches the arc of the slash and have a range of 25 meters, requiring twice the energy of a mid-sized slash. The movement speed of the waves is related to the amount of time spent completing the attack that created them: a short stab or punch will move no faster than 30km/h, a regular slash will move no faster than 20km/h, and a heavy slash will move no faster than a slow but powerful 10km/h. T waves are about as sharp as the weapon that created them, being able to cut like a sword if caused by one, or being fairly blunt and without cutting power if from a bludgeoning weapon. When used with her punches and kicks, the wave continues off from where the force is highest during the attack - making things like uppercuts fairly useless at a distance (as the wave would just go upwards), and any kind of spinning kick erratic at best.

This semblance has no effect on guns and will act erratically with more complex weapons in general, usually resulting in waves getting thrown back at Thistle due to the way the semblance interacts with the various parts. Essentially, the fewer individuals parts to a weapon, the less likely the semblance is to have a backlash.

Dust interactions:
Thistle can use dust to give her force wave a variety of elemental properties, such as:
Lightning: The wave will have an electrical charge to it, and shock those it hits.
Fire: Exactly what you'd expect: the wave will be on fire
Ice: The wave will appear frosty, and may freeze or chill targets that it hits
Propulsion: While having no effect on enemies, Thistle can use propulsion dust to kick of the ground in order to gain the occasional burst of speed or movement, though using this technique hurts her, weakening her aura as though she’d hit herself with the same force - it can leave her vulnerable if she doesn't plan her trajectory well.
Repulsion: The wave will have increased knockback.
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Plot Zone / Re: Who would be interested in a Beacon thread?
« Last post by nathan67003 on November 30, 2018, 04:20:47 PM »
ME, ME! (feel free to choose any of my Beacon chars, tbh)
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