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Everywhere Else / Re: A Small, Dark Room [CLOSED]
« Last post by ReaperJoe on Today at 01:23:55 AM »
Still staring at the floating stream of dust, Clara listened to Christina as she explained the phenomenon.  Initially, Clara was equal parts concerned and fascinated at the explanation.  On the one hand, she had never even heard of "Carbon Dust", let alone used it, so her curiosity sky-rocketed at the concept of a new, never-before-seen dust type.  However, the health-risks that were apparently involved gave her a small bit of apprehension at what the mission might actually be.  They weren't actually expected to go in that chamber were they?  Christina did say that it was nigh impossible to breathe it in now, but words can only dissuade so many fears.

However, before Clara's concerns could turn into over-rationalizations, she overheard Nathan's conversation with the mouse faunus, and between the extra details and Clara's own logical thought processes, she starts putting the actual pieces together.  The first thing she figures out is that the carbon "dust" isn't Dust, but its just actually carbon dust particles.  That would explain why the diamonds are there and not dust crystals.  Although if she thinks about it, diamonds are a kind of crystal, aren't they?  Anyways, from there, a few other pieces start to fall into place:  when the faunus mentions simulating Janken's mind in tandem with being hooked up to IV drips and being unconscious on the chairs, Clara starts developing a few ideas in her mind about how the whole process is going to work.  Not on a high-technical level, of course, but enough to guess at the processes. 

She was about to ask Christina more questions to see if her guesses were correct when the elevator opened once more and five people stepped out.  And while people coming and going from the room itself wasn't necessarily odd in and of itself, the appearance of the individuals who stepped out surprised Clara.  She was under the impression that the group of students brought in on the bullhead would be the only outsiders on this project, and these people (save for Manfred) didn't look like they were scientists involved in this project.  Though, in their defense, Janken didn't really look like a scientist involved with this project, and he's apparently the lead!

Clara gathers with the rest of the group as Janken instructs, tentatively reaching out for some of the cheese and crackers mostly out of politeness than any real hunger. 
Beacon Academy / Re: Meet and Beat [Team CASA][Closed]
« Last post by Walter on September 19, 2019, 08:45:29 AM »
Nut's main concern would be the big ole ax and tall ole girl flying towards him. He brings up O.T.N. and parries her initial strike without breaking a sweat. Sure, there's solid force behind the swing, but in its long sword form he can keep his sword up against worse. Nothing a great fighter like Coconut can't handle -

He then takes the head stock to the bottom of his jaw and stumbles back. Alright, yea, he wasn't expecting that. Nut rubs his chin, grinning,

"Y-you're pretty good," he says. She is quick, so switching to sword sword form would help him keep up, and yet he couldn't afford to give up any leverage against an ax like that. His thought process is further disrupted as he hears a sharp whistle, followed by a slash of aura whizzing by him. He blinks and looks towards Prism.

She was clearly trying to distract the girl. Get him to strike at her while she wasn't paying attention... But that didn't feel right. Coconut wasn't one for underhanded tricks, and certainly not against his own teammates. He was about force, and if Azure could take that force and dish out her own, so be it. Instead, he readied his blade again.

"That alone won't be enough to break my aura, though. Or Prism's!" he shouted out. He was hoping she'd target him again. He had a 'plan' - as much planning he could do, at least.

Coco's Battle Stats:
  Stamina: [█████████-] 95%
  Aura: [█████████-] 97%
Beacon Academy / Re: Arts and Sciences [CLOSED]
« Last post by Azure Blair on September 18, 2019, 05:30:43 PM »
“Well that’s great! I love meeting new people!” Azure was much like a happy golden retriever, with her tail wagging aggressively and her excitement at meeting new people overly abundant. People had always fascinated Azure, she had always been an incredibly social person, even when she was younger. To Azure, meeting knew people was just another way of exploring the world. Everyone had their own perspectives and their own beliefs and personalities and ideas, all reflective of different places in the world. So getting to know people was almost the same as going to new places, Azure thought.

Was the intonation of Renegade all fixed? She had made the mistake of propping it up against the bathroom sink while she was taking a shower a few days ago. Seeing as she was one to take very long, hot showers (and sing unabashedly while she was at it), the heat and humidity of the shower had messed with the tuning of Renegade’s strings. She was pretty sure it had fucked up the intonation as well, she would need to readjust the bridge.

Why was she thinking about guitars again? Did that have anything to do with anything? Not really. But she did need to call her locker once she got her scroll back, then she could get to work fixing Renegade.

She felt kind of bad for rushing the other girl around with her on her hunt for her scroll. Well, at least she was giving her an excuse to not have to clean up the mess in the lab, right?

Azure was a good ways into the hall by the time Clara mentioned needing her number.

“Oh shit! Right! Yeah!” She turned back to face the girl, taking her scroll and creating a contact for herself. Naturally, she named the contact Azureeeeeeee with a flurry of smiley face emoticons following it. “There we go” she said, handing the phone. Was making an entire contact necessary? Probably not. Now that she thought about it, she could probably have been just as successful by calling her number instead of making an entire contact. But, what’s done is done, and the contact had already been made.

“You know, after this we should totally...come back to be nice to have something interesting.... I mean- no. What? That wasn’t even a sentence- sorry.” Word salad, much? She still needed to fix her guitar. Ha, guitar rhymed with car-- rode trips were fun maybe she should go on a road trip.....or go on tour! She liked the sound of touring. Touring was fun except for when it wasn’t.

“I don’t even having anything to tour for....” she muttered to herself, her gaze having wandered down to the details in the linoleum tile. She was still supposed to be searching for her scroll.

“God  why is this so difficult?” She groaned, dragging her hands through her hair as looked back up at Clara. “I’m supposed to be looking for my scroll why can’t I just focus and look! For! The fricken! Scroll?” She clapped the back of her hand against her fingers with each word, pacing in a small circle around the hallway as she chastised herself. “Let’s just-- call the scroll. Find the scroll. Then I can get my guitar. That’s the plan!” She turned back to Clara as she dictated her thoughts, smoothing her hair back down as she did so.. It was easier to have a coherent train of thought when she spoke out loud, picking out the single ideas from everything else she was thinking about.
The Vale Region / Forest of Grimm [OPEN]
« Last post by ShadowPower on September 15, 2019, 08:27:12 AM »
It was midday in a Forest and Ashlee was fighting an Ursa. I'd be playing around with the Ursa. Every time it'd swing i'd roll backwards smirking. "It's funny how Ursa's always manage to leave a split second timing to when they attack . The Ursa would swing again and I'd roll backwards into a tree. "Hey!", "Who put this tree here!" Ashlee would laugh at her own joke. She'd face the Ursa which looked like it was mad, it'd swing again missing. "I love bullying Grimm, but I think it's time to put you to sleep I'd take out my weapon turning it into it's secondary form. I'd look behind me seeing a tree. I'd half smile knowing what to do. The Ursa would swing, I'd jump up dodging it's claws and shoot back onto the tree. In order not to break my legs I'd put the end of the scythe back and move myself forward as i'm going back into the tree. I'd stop 3 feet in front of the tree waiting for the Ursa to charge at me. As soon as it begins charging I shoot wind dust flinging me forward and slashing straight through the Ursa. The tree that I had accidentally shot revealed 3 beowolves and I was starting to run out of ammo.
Teams / Re: Free Agency
« Last post by ShadowPower on September 11, 2019, 08:21:36 PM »
[Beacon Academy], [1st year]
Ashlee Sanders: Ashlee Sanders

Human, Female

Background: Dad works at a smithing place Near Beacon, Mom doesn't have a job yet. I'm looking to become a huntress when I graduate.

Personality: A somewhat quiet nerdy teen who likes to not get into rough housing.

Combat: In combat: Plays stealthy moving fast and giving enemies a painful death. Far Back in combat: Trying to keep the team organized making sure everyone's in position.
The Vale Region / Re: Shards of Knowledge [Shard INC][Semi-closed; PM]
« Last post by Glow on September 10, 2019, 05:18:11 PM »
Lynn looked over at the pair, resisting the urge to raise her eyebrow at Smokey's rather oversized weapon. She watches carefully as he loads the weapon with practised ease, and as Nathan's weapon crackled to life. The two certainly seemed to have come somewhat prepared, at the very least. The event was a little bit of a farce - after all, it still was a huntress against two students, even with her on the end of her recovery - but nonetheless, it would be good to work out some of the kinks tha-

The holstering and following query from Smokey really did make her eyebrow raise, not that anyone else could see it behind the visor. That was... interesting? Even in her own head, her thoughts sounded overly polite. Really, it was a little overconfident, even with what she'd seen when watching the Vytal Tournament during her downtime after her latest operation. Honestly, it reminded her a bit of a younger version of herself - still trying to keep up a vague premise of politeness, but sure - maybe a tad much - of herself, and not afraid to speak her mind. The thought brought a wry smile to her face, and the huntress gave a small nod to Smokey.

"If you're sure that is what you want." She replied, keeping her tone as neutral as she could. One of the claws rose up, but didn't strike. He'd asked her to use a fully powered swing, after all, and it would be nothing but offensive if she didn't respond to the open challenge. The air chilled slightly, before the purpose of the hollow design was made clear as the claw filled up with frigid blue flame, the noise of it a faint howl rather than the normal roar of fire as the claw went from a hollow shell to an ethereal limb. She kept it there, waiting a beat to give the student a chance to reconsider - not that she expected him to take it.
The Vale Region / Re: The Seven Stances of the Sword [CLOSED]
« Last post by ReaperJoe on September 10, 2019, 03:45:45 PM »
With a self-satisfied smirk at the sounds of applause, Toast back-flips off of his swords to the ground and gives one final bow before picking up and holstering his weapons.  He picks up a few of the coins tossed his way, chuckling at Alfyn's comment.  "Aw, come on!  You make it sound like that's the first time I've pulled a stunt like that!  You don't have to worry, I wasn't going to hit nobody," he says, nonchalantly dismissing Alfyn's cautions.  "Besides, it looks like most of the people 'round here enjoyed the show!"

When he went to pick up his pack from Cammie, he was somewhat surprised when she dropped hers at his feet, though he only responds to her request with, "Sure thing!"  Her grin seems confident, so Toast casually watches, wondering how she's planning on topping his performance just now.  What follows is a tech-demo of Cammie's weapons, and Toast let's out a low whistle at all the different forms and capabilities.  They're a lot fancier than Toast's weapons, which are about as milquetoast as a huntsman's weapons can get.

However, when Cammie mentions her semblance, Toast cocks his head and raises an eyebrow as he says, "Wait, what?"  Does that mean she can--and before Toast can even finish the question in his head, Cammie starts floating up, as if being pulled by a wire.  As she continues floating further and further away, Toast mutters under his breath, "That's cheating."  Toast raises nary a concern when Cammie reaches her peak and starts plummeting back to the ground.  And, just as he expected, Cammie reactivated her power to slow her acceleration and landed gently back onto solid ground.

After a beat, Toast offers his counterpart a smirk before tossing her bag over and saying, "My way's cooler."  He then puts his hands on his head and starts casually strolling off, following after Alfyn.
Beacon Academy / Re: Arts and Sciences [CLOSED]
« Last post by ReaperJoe on September 10, 2019, 02:26:54 PM »
Clara watched Azure color herself with the pen with a bit of a perplexed expression.  Wouldn't that be a pain to get out?  Sure, it'd be one thing if she didn't want to remove the doodles, but as soon as she put her hands under a sink, the ink would smudge and ruin any sort of design it held.  Not to mention, if she was looking for her scroll, why was she doodling on herself in the first place?  If Clara was missing her scroll, she'd be frantically looking for it, trying to get people to call it left and right.  She's not even particularly attached to it, either, it's just something she couldn't really afford to lose.  Yet Azure seemed...nonchalant?  carefree?  careless?  She made it seem like the whole ordeal was trivial with her attitude.  Maybe she was just distracting herself so she didn't have to think about it?  ...Maybe Clara should just ask instead of making a bunch of assumptions in her head.

"Um..." she started before Azure abruptly remembered a conversation was happening (in her defense, Clara wasn't doing that much to help).  "Uh, no, I'm pretty sure we don't have any classes together either, so this is almost certainly the first time we've met," Clara responds, confirming Azure's thoughts on the status of the two's acquaintanceship.  Also, what's the deal with caffeine at this school?  Clara distinctly recalls another student getting admonished for consuming too many energy drinks, something about how that much caffeine and sugar would be bad for her.

However, before she gets a chance to ask about it, Azure beckons for Clara to follow her out of the room, her tail wiggling excitedly.  Clara, for her part, was completely caught off-guard yet again and could only be swept up in the faunus's pace, responding, "Uh--um--o-okay?" before gathering up the rest of her salvageable things and chasing after her.  She's briefly concerned about leaving the lab in that sorry state, but, frankly, she doesn't want to be in there anymore either.  Besides, it's not like the mess is going anywhere.  After Clara helps Azure find her scroll, she'll go back and clean it up then.  Yeah, that's totally what she's going to do, absolutely.  For sure.

After catching back up with the other girl, Clara says, "Um, I kind of need your number if I'm going to call your scroll, you know?"
Everywhere Else / Re: Movie Night [Closed]
« Last post by arcus_gray on September 09, 2019, 01:08:27 AM »
"The 2nd year rounds. Shows how much better we can get." Gray replied quickly to Toast. Then his attention was brought to the scroll. He didn't say anything but his physical response told the story pretty well. His entire body tensed up and his face twisted into a snarl. He looked about ready to start lashing out again.
Teams / Re: Hat Draw
« Last post by ShadowPower on September 08, 2019, 06:25:03 PM »
[Beacon Academy], [1st Year]
Name: Ashlee Sanders []

Human, Female

Background: A neutral person who normally has a positive outlook on things.

Personality: Quiet yet positive, likes to play tricks, pretty funny if you ask me >:). (teehee)
Combat: Stays in the back sniping, if an enemy comes up to her she'd usually blase them back using wind causing her to go back and then use her sembalance to play mind tricks with them. I'd say ranged/melee but mostly ranged, with fighting stance she'd most likely hold her gun at the enemy pretending to snipe and then use her sembalance to go somewhere else. Tbh, she doesn't really get into fights that often so there'd be no point in doing anything. When she gets hit she become enraged and actually starts fighting instead of playing mind games.
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