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Everywhere Else / Re: A Small, Dark Room [CLOSED]
« on: May 05, 2020, 06:21:04 AM »
As Janken got cut off - rather brutally - from explaining details, the keen eye could've observed, for a mere instant, the curious glimmer fade from Nathan's sight. The moment was short, however, and some would've probably pinned the observation onto their imagination.

Still, as short as the answers were, they were indeed answers. Instead of mulling over the unexplained specifics, Nathan concentrated on the ongoing... startup? procedures, albeit clearly suppressing both Aura and awareness when the IV went in. The phantom hand he was distinctly feeling on his forehead after Grace's passage helped in that regard.

When Jane passed afterwards, Nathan rapidly realized that the lack of changing distance as she pulled her hand away, coupled with the lack of proprioception that would indicate he was in the process of standing up, meant his soul was being guided out of its usual dwelling. He quickly got to work on observing his, well, soul - it looked pretty much exactly like the person lying behind him, but blurrier. There was a slight brightness to the surfaces of his astral body, as well, as if they glowed faintly from within. Must've been due to his usually-white Aura colour. As he took... a piece of his soul? off his back, he observed Ergia's misty form, every movement he was making sending ants coursing through nonexistant nerves. He mentally formulated the hypothesis that it was his mind reflexively relaying the complete lack of sensory feedback from his body like this, until it adapted anyway.

He looked up from Ergia's compact form, the experiment's... executors? as they gave further instructions, amongst which Grace did so from within his mind. Felt like having another train of thought running in parallel to the usual conscious one, oddly enough.

He walked towards and into the Room when Jane held its door open, keenly aware that this was, in a way, his first out-of-body experience. He wasn't exactly sure how his semblance would work out, but hopefully Janken would give him no need to test it.

Although he really wanted to test it.

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AMA Section / Re: What types of plots would y'all like to see?
« on: April 25, 2020, 08:14:05 AM »
...any... :(

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Beacon Academy / Re: Blind Leading Blind [CLOSED]
« on: March 16, 2020, 01:18:47 PM »
...Okay, good, Noir seemed like he was slowly coalescing into human shape again - so to speak. Anna kept going forwards slowly, flashing her semblance every now and then to avoid collisions, making her way to the reception desk where, of course, nobody was to be found. Anyway, to be sure, she brought the man back to the very entrance so next time he could get his bearings.

"Alright, w-we're back at the entrance. I'm s-slowly gonna take you through this so you c-can do it again yourself in the future, kay?" After a small pause, she resumed the previous, slow and measured walking pace, but this time towards the counter right near the entrance.

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Good! Finally, he was caught in her semblance. Sure, it might not actually do too much to a well-trained body, but it'd certainly put a hamper on his movements. Now all that was left was to go on the offensive. While still being careful, of course - he wasn't cast into a block of tungsten, just twice as heavy.

Keeping her eyes trained on her opponent, Camelia let Orion go back to its original configuration before slotting it back in its place on the armour, after which she pulled out the second half of Unity with her free hand.

[Aura: 100%]
[Orion: Stored in primary form, 1/2 Ice charges, full on the rest]
[Unity: Primary form, both halves out]
[Semblance: 93.8%]

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Of course it wasn't gonna be this easy, now, would it. As soon as her opponent dodged the field, she released her semblance; there was really no point in waiting for him to walk inside the affected zone. She wouldn't give up easily either, though - she attempted to 'aim' where he was going to be instead, half-hoping he wouldn't look where he was going while his attention was onto her.

Her eyes momentarily flicked towards the green blur that appeared out of nowhere, heading around to her right, but Camelia rapidly brought her eyes back towards her enemy. Looking mid-way between the two objects of interest, she attempted to split her attention between the two disparate spots of her visual field as well as the semblance's zone charging in the opponent's predicted path.

Thankfully, Orion was relatively maneuverable.

(Semblance: Charging for 0.5 s, target; Juno expected position in 0.5 s, effect; additional 1 times gravity (for a total of 1 g natural + 1g semblance, 200% gravity))

[Aura: 100%]
[Orion: Secondary form, 1/2 Ice charges, full on the rest]
[Semblance: 94.8%]

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The Vale Region / Re: Shards of Knowledge [Shard INC][Semi-closed; PM]
« on: January 26, 2020, 04:45:26 PM »
...Yeah, that wasn't gonna work, was it. AND now he needed to get outta there ASAP.

Mentally thanking his temporary partner for the partial reprieve while starting to run towards the Huntress, he extended Ergia into star form and, somewhat like a pole vault, used it to hoist himself as high as possible - however, unlike one of the poles used for the discipline, Ergia had absolutely no pliability at all. This allowed him to stay a good 2 meters off the ground, without the extra reach a pole's spring would normally afford. He also kicked the heating in the lowest part of the staff as high as it could go to prevent it becoming stuck in ice.

Despite these precautions, the flames still 'singed' - or maybe anti-singed? - his skin as they passed below. Thankfully, Ergia's heat protected it from becoming encased in ice. He dropped back to the ground and kept running towards the enemy. He'd need to go all-out immediately, semblance and all, to have any hope of inflicting damage on her Aura.

[Aura: 95%]
[SEMBLANCE: 100%]
[Ergia: 270 rounds loaded, 1 extra magazine, propulsion reserves 98%]

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Camelia was rather content with how things had ended up; the guy was now in range of her semblance, yet not close enough to pose a significant melee threat (bar those damn discs of his). Steadying her defensive stance, she started using her semblance, a purple glow surrounding her opponent's immediate vicinity.

Now that she had him right where she wanted, all that was left was to spring the trap and press her advantage as fast as she safely could.

(Semblance: Charging for 0.5 s, target; Juno, effect; additional 1 times gravity (for a total of 1 g natural + 1g semblance, 200% gravity))

[Aura: 100%]
[Orion: Secondary form, 1/2 Ice charges, full on the rest]

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Everywhere Else / Re: Movie Night [Closed]
« on: January 14, 2020, 08:27:54 AM »
Slight worry briefly flashed across Helena's face before evaportaing like morning mist. Surely, if they'd brought him here to fight, he couldn't be that bad.

"I don't really think pervasive Aura training would happen as things are now", Helena interjected. "A lot of places, including Kingdoms, pride themselves on the freedom they allow their populace to have within their borders. Having mandatory martial training like that would probably be viewed in a similar light to conscription."

Helena's usual smile grew even brighter, if physically possible, as Diana spoke of how they met. "Believe it or not, there's really not that many people trying to learn about basic first aid, for some reason. We were pretty much the only people who showed up to the special classes."

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Everywhere Else / Re: A Small, Dark Room [CLOSED]
« on: November 10, 2019, 02:20:43 PM »
Nathan considered the morsels of food with an analytical eye - until Janken called everyone's attention to himself, at which time he abandoned his cogitation and walked up to the chair Janken was perched upon.

For the entire length of the (mostly-)monologue, he listened intently and absorbed the information like a good sponge absorbs liquids. There were a few times he was surprised - the carbon room being a definitely-not-safe-for-people universal simulator of sorts and the method with which he'd use it were quite different from what he'd been thinking up so far.

Once all was said, he just approached the chair to the left of the... control seat? Anyway, the equipment bank to the left of that one. He sat down with little ceremony, ready to get going. He wasn't exactly looking forward to having a needle stabbed into his arm, but readied himself to consciously lower his Aura anyway, making sure his right arm was put slightly further forward than his left one.

At that moment, a thought flashed across his conscious. At the earliest opportunity, he asked aloud "Hold on. What about our semblances? How would they work when we're outside our bodies?"

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Beacon Academy / Re: Blind Leading Blind [CLOSED]
« on: November 06, 2019, 03:10:17 PM »
Alright, this wasn't working. She was gonna have to bring out the big guns. Anna moved the hand that was on the guy's back to his left shoulder and her other hand found, after a brief hesitation, his right shoulder. Grasping them firmly, she pulled him to his feet and held him there as much as necessary, bringing him closer to her in a sort of half-hug-brohug-whatever. At this time, her logic center was completely out and nothing but instinct kept her going.

"Being blind doesn't make you look like an idiot. It's who you are, for better or worse, and you've no reason to be ashamed of it." As her brain started working better again, she realized what she was doing and turned considerably more sheepish. "B-by the way, have you ever come to the library before? There're s-some braille helps, like maps, close to where the assistant usually is. With categories a-and everything." She took a slow, small step forward, aiming to bring Noir to his desired destination... sooner or later.

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The Vale Region / Re: Shards of Knowledge [Shard INC][Semi-closed; PM]
« on: November 06, 2019, 02:52:32 PM »
As the Huntress swings her prosthesis, Nathan manages to take off before the flood of cryogenic fire reaches him. Thankfully, it disspates quickly enough that by the time he touches the ground again, there're only a few flickers left. He had no idea what Smokey was doing, but whatever it was, he was keeping her there from beneath the ice shell.

Working as fast as he can, he takes Ergia out of the harness and switches to gun mode, getting down on one knee to increase his accuracy. While the transformation happens, he takes the time to thank his own happenstance for placing him to the side. Once it's done, he lines up the woman's mass and pulls the trigger, subconsciously hoping for the spray to miss his frozen partner.

[Full-auto assault rifle rounds aimed at the chest-hip area with decent accuracy: 12 rounds per second, 3% per round (feel free to adjust damage to take into account disparity between 1st year and Huntress)(Smokey should get out relatively unscathed bullet-wise)]
[AURA: 100%]
[SEMBLANCE: 100%]
[Ergia: 300 rounds loaded, 1 extra magazine, propulsion reserves 98%]

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Beacon Academy / Re: Sensory Shenanigans [Closed]
« on: November 06, 2019, 12:32:50 PM »
Ah. Well that made things a bit harder, didn't it. Anna stayed sat down in front of her interlocutor, two metal plates resting atop her knees, not really in the know as to what to do now.

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Plot Zone / Re: Nightmares of Things Past (Sign ups)
« on: October 24, 2019, 03:04:16 PM »
I'd throw in Nathan solely to further torment Gray.

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AMA Section / Re: What would your character(s) wear for Halloween?
« on: October 18, 2019, 08:58:20 AM »
If forced, Nathan would just go with some stupidly dark sunglasses and a trench coat, possibly leather.

Camelia might get herself a witch costume with broom and everything and fake flying with her semblance.

Anna would go as a ninja. Most definitely.

Brock would be a pirate.

Helena would probably go as a sort of wild ranger and bring her critters along.

Maena would be an Atlasian Air Force general.

Mark would, uh, be a postman I guess?

And that's all my approved chars.

Nathan wouldn't go

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Everywhere Else / Re: Movie Night [Closed]
« on: October 14, 2019, 10:53:03 AM »
Seeing Gray's reaction, Helena promptly retrieved her scroll and closed it before putting it out of sight. She wasn't a psychological expert or anything but that guy looked like he had some serious trauma and/or drama stemming from that fight. Not that it'd be all that surprising, really, considering the events...

Turning back to the other ongoing discussion, partially to get away from the sensitive subject and partially to let the poor man breathe, she chimed in with her own two cents, smile disarmingly large and genuine as per usual. "And that's why you've got me for those without Aura! My semblance works independent of that, so I can always take care of the Aura-less wounded while Diana can support the active fighters better than I could. Well, I'm pretty decent with a bow, but I can't exactly refill others' Aura or anything."

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