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Beacon Academy / Re: Starting a rebellion [RBLS]
« on: September 23, 2018, 02:42:26 AM »
     Paperwork was always a hassle, though a welcome one at that. It gave time to think, to ponder, to think of things other than what one's scroll was playing. Even if Shiroe was technically not filling out paper forms per se, he was still just browsing over the new documents he had to fill online regarding the team transfers.
     It was odd, how often people's teams were changed. New transfers happened almost monthly, people leaving almost twice as frequent, and Remnant-forbid a casualty or crippling injury seldomly. It was obviously hard, training to be a huntsman, but it was not without its dangers. Sheltered as they were, students at Beacon faced challenges normal people usually wouldn't ever dream of. Atlas took top spot with regards to strictness, and even with Vacuo's more free spirited arrangements it was no joke that Huntsmen Academies ran people dry.
     Shiroe sighed, wondering how long this team would last. Would a boarbatusk-headed teammate of his finally get over his own pride, or would he end up quitting like the rest of them? It was surprising, no doubt, that Reggie lasted as long as he did, especially compared to the others in the former team MARS. But perhaps that was just the thing. He was too stubborn to quit. Shiroe chuckled, finally finishing off the forms at the records area and checked the time.
     
     The dull hum of electronics and the occasional holo-call in his surroundings didn't bother Shiroe at all, but after checking the time he realized that the new team leader of team RBLS wasn't where he was supposed to be.
     Dust it. He quickly picked up his scroll from the access terminal and heard a faint beep as he was automatically logged out from the device. He had no time, two girls had just joined his team and they were left with no one but Reggie in their room.
     
     This is a disaster, he thought, scratching his head as he picked up the pace and reached the wooden door leading to the hallways. The dorms were still a ways away but running down the halls wasn't exactly frowned upon. Who knows, maybe Reggie didn't completely turn everyone off and they didn't quit.
     No, he shouldn't take the risk, as much as he liked the monotonous hum of the records area he didn't want to have to fill up forms for yet another team because of 'irreconcilable differences' within the first hour.
     Breaking into a sprint he ran for the dorms area, apologizing to some professors he passed, though most didn't give a second glance. Must be pretty common in Beacon to have kids running about, but hopefully he didn't get into any accidents on the way there.
     
     He wanted to send a message in advance to the two girls, but he forgot to get their contact info through the terminals. Mistake number one, he should have been more patient, and as a leader he shouldn't make sudden rash decisions.
     Please just don't do anything stupid, Shiroe begged in his mind, knowing that a message to Reggie would be pointless. Don't scare off the new teammates just yet. 

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     Shiroe sighed at Reggie's flop and helped him up with his free hand. "You draw them in, I'll get some runes in place." He said, only loud enough for Reggie to hear.

     Watching his step he gingerly walked forwards and offered a quick bow, his sword tip hovering above the tip of the ice. Using snow on ice on ice would best fit the circumstance, but several others seemed suitable as well. Wind could blow snow, but the artificial blizzard was already doing that for them. Shiroe started by running towards the bridge area and prepared a rune on his sword, using the cover on the blizzard to cover his more subtle movements. Tapping wind on his blade he drew and blew a powerful gust as his blade left its sheath.

     Hoping to use the attack as distraction, and maybe ward them from using the ice bridge, Shiroe knelt on one knee and touched the ground in front of him with one hand, tracing a rune while loosing a bit of dust onto it. More ice, should they step on it it'd freeze their legs in place, at least ideally. Calling for Reggie, Shiroe shouted, "Attack!"

Attacks:

[Gust - 2% if on the bridge (more of a pushing motion with flecks of ice getting carried about)]

Aura - 100%

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     Ayaka was perturbed at the fact that Akel somehow recovered in a split second after being hit, and even more so at the fact that she flawlessly blocked her sword twice after despite its speed. The slight loss of focus ended up catching her in the ribs, literally, when Akel's sword transformed even more absurdly quickly than she could react. It was odd, but the throw didn't leave her helpless.

     While in midair Ayaka saw the large chunk of dust and easily put two and two together, watching as Akel aimed for a shot and reacted quickly enough to activate her semblance as a mid air boost away. Using both feet, Ayaka flipped and kicked backwards, the motion being mirrored by her semblance. As the streak of white formed as a blunt force punching outwards, she planted her feet on it and sprung in the opposite direction away from the explosion.

     Shards of rock and dust flew in multiple directions as Ayaka landed but she easily regained her footing and started with a sprint. The earlier explosion chained into several smaller ones, triggering the scattered crystals peppered throughout the arena in a cacophony of dust and fire. Small bits of debris hit Ayaka as she ran but coming from the direction of the blast she used the shockwave to her advantage and lunged forwards. No matter how big Akel's stupid sword was it surely wasn't enough to block all debris coming for them. Ayaka shot forwards with a rapid stab but feinted into a leap. With a semblance boosted jump she slashed for Akel's head from above as she jumped above her and replicated the attack from behind as she landed.
   
      As she touched the ground she shot out wires in multiple directions around her. The ends of her wires landed near more dust crystals as more explosions shook the arena and Ayaka had to deflect a couple of bits of debris, shrugging off most while taking care of larger chunks with her sword. She now had her own back back to the safer side and decided to rock everything a bit more by pulsing her semblance through the wires to activate dust scattered about, particularly the ones nearest Akel. Be it just as a distraction of kicking up more debris Ayaka wasn't going to lax in her assault.

Attacks:
[Literal Overhead Slash - 7% - replicate 7%]
[Debris - ???1-4%(maybe depending on size)]

Aura - 35%

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     Ayaka deflected to the best of her ability as lead flew her way and managed to block two bullets while taking the other to her shoulder. She bit through the pain and decided to push Akel back, to the dust covered portion of the field.

     With large sweeping slices Ayaka aggressively pushed, her massive reach more than a challenge for her opponent to block, but with every other step slash powered by her semblance, the blade wielding girl was more than just an intimidating force on the field. Each strike moved swiftly and fluidly, like swallows in flight, and no movement was wasted for the first series of hits. A quick rising cut aimed to strike Akel diagonally across the head, followed by an immediate follow up horizontal one, and with a small amount of effort, a semblance boosted kick as she spun and created a semi-lunar arc as she dashed for Akel's left side and slashed from there. Ayaka attacked aggressively and determined, now that their aura's were at the same level, and now more than ever did she feel the need to cut her opponent down to size. The fact that she was able to keep up was a fluke, and she was certain she was the better swordsman. ALIA was lacking in the last tourney so she wanted more than ever to prove her worth.

Attacks:
[Rising Cut and Horizontal Slash - 5% each. Dash powered spin cut - 8%]

Aura
[41%]

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     "I'm not done with you yet!" Vermilion cried, shooting a rifle shot above him to speed his descent.

     Vermilion crashed down into the sand and although it wasn't how he expected to get into the fight the spear wielder spun his spear in a flourish and charged for the disoriented Avery. The fall took a nick off his aura, but given his current advantage that was nothing. Vivian was free, arrow-girl was...annoying as always, and the boy, whose name Vermilion forgot, was standing there dazed like a drunk.

     With a sadistic smile stretching from ear to ear, Vermilion grunted as he charged towards Avery with another thrown aura spear from his hand, and a finally a pile-powered thrust with his spear. Dust kicked up behind the white haired young man as he ran and found that his footing wasn't exactly the best in the looser ground. His charge wasn't as fast as he hoped but with a disoriented enemy he might as well have walked towards him. Victory was within his sights and he wasn't going to let a tiny bit of dirt get in the way.

Attacks
[Spear Toss - 4%. Pile thrust - 8%]

Aura
[82%]

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     "Yes really, parrots are a pirate's best mate! Or was it first mate? I know it's not best friend, dog's are man's best friend. Are parrots a pirate's best friend?" Aurum blabbered, one foot bootless and the other soon to follow. Topaz pulled off her sweater right next to him to which he responded with a grimace at how soaked it was. He wasn't any better, however, but the pod seemed warm enough but now it felt like he was wearing a full body diaper.

     Silver Tanhelm sat beside the spikey blonde in a rather metallic like backpack configuration, almost like like a really shiny pillbug, leaving aurum with several straps on his body running across his torso to his arms. Guides for the weapon to follow should he don it. Aurum yawned, barely noticing the repeated red blips on Topaz' monitor, and wanted to take a nap. Unfortunately his remaining squishy boot still irked him so he stretched his leg out and leaned a bit into Topaz to get some room to move, then kicked his boot off with his free leg, sending the heavy boot flying into the ceiling of the pod.

    Aurum grimaced as it smacked the ceiling and sprayed warm foot water across the pod and all he could do was mouth a sorry.

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     It wasn't much to get a hit in but for some reason Akel kept resorting to her punches. The first two punches alerted Ayaka and she hopped back a step and stayed out of reach of the rest. She needed no more but to keep retreating as she advanced, and decided to wait until a big strike to continue her assault. The ice on her torso made it hard to twist, but luckily her feet were more than free enough to dodge back. The low strikes weren't much of a problem, and even without hand to hand proficiency it was definitely not as bad as dodging firearms, even with the ice. The only problem she saw was the continuing frost on the gloves, and a slight block with her sword revealed they were indeed caking with ice.

     Getting back into her rhythm, Ayaka merely tugged every now and then on the wired hand to change its course then waited for the large swing before deflecting with her smaller blade. Masamune began freezing as expected, but Ayaka wasn't going to wait for it to reach her hand. The katana felt colder than usual and the steel began getting heavier as ice built up in that instant, Ayaka let out a gasp to feign surprise then quickly let go of the handle, blade and all. Letting go of her sword mid-block, she tucked under and spun, unsheathing Swallow's Bane and bursting forward with a semblance aided draw cut, using her massive reach to stay clear out of the way of the punch and a burst of aura at her feet to carry her forward. Her hand still held the wire and would tug at Akel's own as advanced with enough to drag her along and spin her if she wasn't careful. Finishing off with a touch of her semblance Ayaka activated Judgement cut and a slash manifested behind her towards the bound Akel, replicating her feat while glowing white hot in the air right as she spun back to reface her opponent.

[Attacks - burst slash - 9% x2(semblance aided + replica slash]
[Aura - 44%]


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It was baffling how a pair like Shiroe and Reggie got as far as they did in the tourney. Dumb luck? Maybe, but Shiroe didn’t want it to end any time soon. The last time their team did something significant was during initiation, and even that wasn’t anything to brag about.

   Atlas was Shiroe’s home city, and even the site of his family’s business, before they expanded of course. It was odd how chilly he felt, being a resident himself, though several months at Beacon probably acclimated him to the warmer temperatures.

   Walking into the arena with his sword at its sheath and several vials across his belt in packs, he was more or less prepared for their upcoming opponents.

   Runes adorned Shiroe’s few armor plates, decorating them with archaic symbols similar to those on his blade. Injecting dust into them would allow him all sorts of feats but only in conjunction with his semblance. His sword glowed faintly in its sheath as he unconsciously checked on the feed but slowly dimmed back down as he assured himself.

   “Reggie, try not to insult our opponents too much this time. We’re back home after all and you don’t want any familiar faces picking up that sort of behavior.” He said, wondering if his teammate was listening at all.

   Shiroe would offer a short nod once his opponents appeared, and a much practiced smile. Their progress was questionable but Shiroe wasn’t going to let a potential win out the window.

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   Hearing Vivian beg for help was a sweet tone to Vermilion’s ears. Unfortunately he couldn’t just let her beg on and she frankly wasn’t the type of person who’d do so anyways. Not a moment later a dull thud resounded nearby indicating Topaz’s decent.
     
     “Nice of you to join us, reckless arrow girl. “  Vermilion greeted, spear on his shoulder but before he even received a reply an arrow already started flying towards his teammate. “Well that’s just rude.”
   
     Taking his spear, he in turn shot a rifle round at Avery and used the momentum to swing his spear backwards before planting it into the ground. Arrow girl wasn’t a problem, if she did give chase all he’d have to do is make more spear walls. The poor thing would probably just run into them again.
   
     With a snap of his fingers several spears manifested in front of Topaz in a threatening display of sharpened aural points but they didn’t lunge. Hoping it’d be enough of a distraction, Vermilion launched the pile function on his spear and shot into the air, forming three spears as he closed in on Avery and launching them downwards in close proximity to both Vivian and her enemy, just ever so slightly to the latter. Picking between melee fighters was a hassle, might as well have them both scatter.

Attacks
[Spear barrage. 3 spears 4% each]

Aura
[85%]

   

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     Ayaka expected quick retaliation but being as average as she was with hand to hand took a punch to the ribs before she could properly defend herself. She held no praise for Akel, being as crude as her fighting was, and equated the brawl to animal instinct rather than practiced skill. Like anyone else in Beacon, however, she had decent reaction speeds and obvious training. Ayaka would have been disappointed if that wasn't the case at all.
Biting through the blunt force trauma, she brought Masamune up, sheath and all, to block the knee strike. Ayaka reacted quickly and yanked her wires in turn to pull Akel's arm while striking towards the girl's abdomen with the butt of her handle. In the same motion, she'd draw back ever so slightly and draw her blade to strike the incoming punch to her head, attempting to punish Akel for her brashness.

Attacks:
[Stomach handle strike - 5%. Slash -7%]

Aura
[50%]

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     With her hands on her wires, and her blade sheathed, Ayaka reeled her wires as Akel jumped and stepped back as the latter shot and then descended with a strike. Luckily, after stepping back, she was at a far enough distance to see the feint and react.

    Ayaka held her wires in both hands, fingers moving deftly to make a catch net as Akel swung upwards. She dodged the swing by a hair while still wary of the sword left behind. A follow up strike followed through and instead of dodging Ayaka moved in and stopped the attack with her net, slowing the fist to a crawl but still getting a good hit in the stomach. She twisted the wires in an attempt to bind Akel's wrist. Not waiting for a counter attack, Ayaka then closed in for a classic over the shoulder throw and flipped her opponent down to the ground in one fluid motion. She kept the bind on her wrist, to have more leverage, and grinned as she completed her throw.

Attacks:
[Auto Hit Granted: Bind and Throw - 7%]

Status
[Aura - 54%]
[Fired up. Slight fatigue]





     

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Bullets flew and Ayaka drew her blade, stepping forward as she did to intercept the bullets mid flight. Metallic clanging echoes in her ears as she blocked two bullets but the third hit her chest. Ayaka winced in pain and tried to ignore the flare on her chest as she took another step forward.

     She longed to use her semblance but thought against it, still taking some more time to ease the fatigue. It wouldn't be forever, but in battle mere seconds felt like minutes, and minutes hours. Around 30% left was all she had to deal to win the fight but numbers didn't equate to skill. She took enough damage, enough time, with one opponent alone. There was no need to stall and be patient unlike in larger battles. All she needed was to win.

     Leaping from her lower stance, Ayaka sheathed her blade and drew her spool in one swift motion. She spun, lashing wires out as she closed in and spread the weapon out like metallic tails whipping towards Akel. The wires weren't taut, as they weren't bound, but they did present a threat. Binding.

     Even if Akel would block with her sword the wires, numerous in number, could possibly get caught. If she dropped the sword they might tangle on each other if they hit Akel. Ayaka doubled up on the attack by using her semblance, mimicking the trajectory of the wires as bands of aura formed behind them to push forward and offer little more than threads of silver and white in her opponents immediate vision.

Attacks:
[Wires - (damage from impact[slapping or minor cutting) 7% total.]
[Aura wires - 7% total (similar damage)]

Status
[Aura - 59%]
[Fired up. Slight fatigue]

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 Wind blew up behind the pesky gnat and Vermilion's eyes widened. It wasn't the first time someone thought they were hot stuff but he enjoyed the challenge he presented, it was flattering in a weird way. His opponent, just another pebble to be kicked aside, seemed to think otherwise. Unfortunately he wasn't in the mood to bring her hopes up any more than that and dispelled the spears beneath him, leaving the few others hanging behind him as he dropped backwards.

     Topaz' attack fully depended on Verm not moving from his perch, high above the ground and looking down on his enemies. Vermilion was stubborn, the type of person who wouldn't budge if he wished but even if it was true, he was far from stupid.

     Cackling as he dispelled his spears, Vermilion dropped as Topaz zoomed over him, not even bothering to follow up the attack with the spears in his place, but got a glancing hit as he dropped, dropping him into the sand. Red hung in the air, sparsely spaced so they probably wouldn't all hit, but also a threat in themselves to charging idiots.

     Particles of dirt filled the air for but a moment and Vermilion spun his rifle to clear the debris, transforming it to its spear form while taking a moment to brush off some dirt on his shoulder. Instead of summoning more spears he hung back and rested his spear on his shoulder, taking a rest from using his semblance and the fight while wondering if he should help Vivian instead of bothering with Topaz.

     "Viv! Need a little help over there? Just say so and I'll stop playing around" He jeered, wondering if the rabbit would hear him with her current clash.

Attacks:

Trap
[Hanging spears x6- 3% each(Because Topaz is running right into them trying to attack Verm). Spread out so they wouldn't all hit anyways.]

Status

[Aura-85%]
[Confident. Slight Semblance fatigue]

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     As she expected, Akel broke out of the wires the second her strikes hit. It was a good attack but unlike other participants, Ayaka lacked anything with raw stopping power. It was unfair, she thought, that aura was indiscriminate in that regard, making her sword strike deal as much damage if not less, than a staff of the same weight.

     Ayaka brought her sword up as Akel charged and attacked, and used the weapons' length as a long parry to redirect the blade to the side despite the following feint into a  thrust. If her opponent knew anything at all, it would be way more effective to strike diagonally, the difference in skill was apparent to her, or so she thought.

     Despite her aura being lower, Akel still had her stamina. Ayaka, being winded by her earlier attack, moved too slow to block the low sweep and landed square on her behind, her lengthy sword becoming unwieldy too slash from her position as Akel winded up for a strong attack.

     She remembered, however, that even though she wouldn't be able to use it to slash away, it was still as long as a spear. Ayaka braced herself for the strike, moving ever so slightly to the side, gripping her sword on the blade as well as its handle. She thrust upwards as the point of the scythe met her shoulder, and aimed to use Akel's momentum to get a good stab in exchange for her incoming hit.

     The scythe slammed into her shoulder, hitting the armored plate, but still taking its full toll on her aura. Pain flared from the blunt force trauma alone and Ayaka cried as she tumbled away, using a burst of aura at her feet to gain distance. On her knees she smiled, a bit proud of her opponent's reactions and wondered if she'd get a good fight from this after all.

     Letting out a breath, she sheathed her blade and sat in seiza, using her brief respite to recuperate while letting out an air of defenselessness. Swallow's bane and its sheath was still in her hand however, and Masamune on her waist, she'd be ready to draw if need be and hopefully regain her composure.

Attacks:
[Stab - 7%]

Status
[Aura - 64%]
[Winded]

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     Ayaka continued circling Akel, walking all the way to the end of her wires, and kept her blade charged. Several seconds passed and she could already feel the power building up in her blade, her body itched to let it loose. Akel just stood there, hand on sword as always and didn't move an inch. She was wary, as one should be, but she made the wrong move. Ayaka was counting on her to stay in place.

     In one swift motion Ayaka pulled the wires taut, tightening her web around Akel while the razor sharp threads snapped into place. Wires glowed white as aural fibers shot out from the ones nearest Akel, threatening to barrage her with a flurry of minor cuts while in the same motion Ayaka began drawing her blade.

     Ayaka pulled again, unlatching the wires while reeling in her spool, the action forced the wires to converge in an attempt to wrap around Akel. Steel became white and the net was cast, Ayaka used her semblance again and several more aura wires followed the direction of the ones moving in, doubling the chances of trapping the swallow, or rather white bat, in her cage.

     In one swift motion, nigh simultaneous to the wires closing in, Ayaka unsheathed her blade and slashed diagonally upwards. Energy shot out as a white arc, more than 2 meters in length and traveled rapidly towards her opponent. Continuing her motion from earlier she slashed again, opposite of the one earlier but the energy disappeared from her blade. Judgement cut activated and it manifested right behind Akel.

     Ayaka divided the energy into three attacks. Front, Back, and for the last one, top. She slashed downwards in an arc, cutting the ground as the last slash disappeared, manifesting above Akel. Letting out a breath as she finished her attack, Ayaka deftly brought her blade back, everything happening in less than a split second, and slowly slid Swallow's Bane into its sheath.

     The attack took a small toll on the swordswoman as she felt her stamina drain. It usually didn't take much to use her semblance normally but the attack she just performed used a lot in a short amount of time. She didn't show it outwardly however, remaining calm with posture rigid and straight, but she knew that unless she took a short reprieve her attacks wouldn't hit as hard afterwards and her movements more sluggish. She stood firm, hand on blade as she thought out her next move. Ayaka was prepared to finish the fight, however, and she wouldn't take stamina as an excuse for loss.

Attacks:
[Annoying wire snap - 5%(total)]
[Wrap wont do significant damage but acts as a bind]
[Charged Slashes - 10% per slash, 3 slashes] (fast as normal slashes but hit harder because of charging time)

Status
[Winded. Calm]

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