Author Topic: First Year 1v1 bracket- Round 1: Catalina Glenn vs. Michael Vaktar  (Read 615 times)

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A roughed up Hunter takes up the screen, but that doesn’t stop him from displaying an aura of enthusiasm! “Welcome back everyone to the forty-first Biannual Vytal Festival, and I do hope that you’ve been enjoying the fine kingdom of Atlas! However, we’ve returned to the good part of the festival! We’re gonna watch kids and adults alike beat each other to within an inch of their life!” A roar of approval erupts from the audience as Hunter’s now energetic voice reeks with a desire for entertainment and ike any good announcer his voice is filled with excitement. ”In this match we have the almighty marksman, Catalina Glenn! Now don’t be fooled by his opponent, the gentle giant will surely give Catalina knightmares! Give it up for Michael Vaktar!” Without any further delay, Hunter wraps his arm around his most dedicated partner Prim. With a cocky grin, Hunter could only exclaim, ”Prim my dear, decide their fates!”

Already used to her partner’s constant physical contact, she would continue in her usual refined voice albeit with a slight tone of annoyance. "I’ll leave that up to the environment spinner, my dear! But I have decided your fate for later”. As the spinner appeared, Prim would shoot her beloved partner a look that just screamed “Cut the shit and be official”, trying her best not to beat the shit out of him for now.

A large holographic image of a lottery machine appears on all sides of the arena, with two spinners. The spinners spun so quickly, making it nearly impossible to make out the passing words. It ticked through the options slower and slower until it finally stopped on Mountain and Ice Dust Field.

The floor of the arena lowered and, in its place, arose two new floors. On Catalina's side, flat rocky formations rose from the ground ending in a perilous cliff near the top. On Michael’s side, what initially appears to be a snowy field contains ice dust crystals under the thin layer of snow that can freeze you in place if you don’t watch where you step.

As the spinner finished its job and faded away, the doors on each side of the arena opened to signify the start of the match.

(A coin flip has decided that Michael will get the first post. The arena size is identical to that of the 1v1 arena in the show, however, it features scaled down biomes to fit the size. Good luck, and may the best combatant win.)
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This was it. The Vytal festival. Michael had been worrying himself sick for the last two weeks due to the anticipation. He had thought of strategies, tuned up his weapons, and trained relentlessly in order to give the best performance possible. He knew that the world would be watching. His parents were likely in the crowd. Well, his mother was likely in the crowd. Okay, maybe his mother was watching from somewhere. No matter what, word was going to get back to them. Now was his chance to show what he could do. Just as well, he knew that his girlfriend was in the crowd and would give him an unending torrent of shit for this if he looked like a chump. He has to look good.

He knew little about his opponent coming into the match. A marksman. It was well within his luck to be paired against someone who has every sort of advantage on him. For him to have a chance in the fight, he needed to get close and stay close. A ranged battle would be long, probably boring for the crowd, and result in him getting shot many times. So, as much as he wanted to get a firm grasp of the environment he was going to be in, he had to start out running.

The second the doors opened, Michael ran out with his shield in front of him. Thankfully, he had been working on his cardio lately. Still, sprinting in armor is going to suck no matter what. He felt a familiar crunching texture under his feet. He had snow. Thankfully, his armor tends to hold up well in cold conditions. Sending a stream of ice dust out of his gauntlet to hopefully obscure him, he hid behind his shield and ran, hoping to close the distance in any way possible.

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Stats:
Aura: 100%
Ice Dust 94%
Fire Dust 100%
Grenades:
2 Ice
2 Fire
1 Electric
1 Air
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Alright, a second chance, it's the Vytal Festival Tournament again. This time he has a clear target. Zabar Aga... He is the one Catalina Glenn is shooting for. He just can't stand the people saying that Nathan losing to him is karma, because he injured other. That has nothing, I tell you, nothing with 'karma' and everything to do with skill and luck and power and... basically the combat attributes. Cat is here tell the whole world, no matter who someone is and what do they think, everyone has the capacity to be great. Some of the people in Atlas needed that lesson especially.

Starting on a mountain, huh. Home field advantage, not to mention cover and high ground. Safe to say he has more than an edge here, seeing how his opponent, Michael apparently, uses just a shield and is on completely open ground. Ice dust field... if this is somehow handpicked then whoever set this up is just biased.

An advantage is an advantage though, and Cat is getting the most out of it. It took more than a glance to find his target because he used ice dust, but once Cat got his eyes on him the trail makes him effortless to track. And Cat has just the item to deal with it. Chambering a freezing round Catalina shot at the head of the ice dust cloud, hoping to freeze him solid and immobilize him instantly. It doesn't even need to hit Michael head-on, just getting the freezing effects within the ice cloud will do since they are ice dust already. Then Cat would switch to his explosives rounds and inflicting some serious damage with little effort.

Battle data:
Aura: 100%
Take That!: 20/20 Explosive rounds

Attacks:
Freezing round: Potential freezing over and encasment
Catalina Glenn - first year Beacon Academy student - "Not funny, dude! And not dudes... and everyone else... " - Cata, Cat.
Infrared Ray - fourth year Atlas Academy student - "So it's __ and __(insert name here) meets each other."
Sheer Gold - second year Beacon Academy student - "This is super effective!"
Siu Ceong - Beacon Academy graduate Huntress - "What is this? Where can I learn about it?"

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In retrospect, it is amazing exactly how far Michael got in his desperate sprint across the battlefield. Considering he ducked his head behind his shield and had little to no visibility, he managed to get roughly halfway across the ice plains before stepping directly on an ice crystal. The crystal burst, coating his leg in a layer of ice and halting him in his tracks. His entire body shifted awkwardly from the sudden stop, the force of his momentum all going to his restrained leg.

A small grunt of pain was all the time he had before rounds started flying his way. The round was blocked by his shield, but the ice from the impact layered around the hand of his shield arm. Normally, not much of an issue. Currently, he needed that arm to switch dust types to get his leg out of the mess it was currently in. Unable to move and struggling to get the bolt on his gauntlet to function, Michael started bashing the bolt with his frozen hand, leaving his head completely exposed.

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Stats:
Aura: 89%
Ice Dust 94%
Fire Dust 100%
Grenades:
2 Ice
2 Fire
1 Electric
1 Air
1st Year Beacon Student Michael Vaktar http://rwby-rpg.rwbyfanon.com/index.php/topic,589.0.html
1st Year Beacon Student Chris "The Tiger" Sebei  http://rwby-rpg.rwbyfanon.com/index.php/topic,601.0.html
1st Year Student Theodore "Teddy" Williams http://rwby-rpg.rwbyfanon.com/index.php/topic,744.0.html
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It didn't completely encase him in ice? That's fine, but then Cat has to switch rounds again because he can't use the explosives without destroying the ice that is restricting Michael. Wait... He is trying to get his gauntlet to function! Can't have that happen now, that would get you out of this situation fast. So more freezing it is.

After properly lying down and making a makeshift tripod with his semblance, Catalina chambered more freezing rounds and shot at Michael's arm, then again when he is smashing down to freeze the arms together, then one more just to reinforce the ice. unlike the last shot, each of these took careful aiming and more importantly time, but should give all the time he needed afterwards. Also to make sure he won't break the ice while dealing damage Catalina switched to piercing rounds and prepared to fire.

Battle data:
Aura: 100%
Take That!: 20/20 Piercing rounds
Ammo: 1 magazine of piercing rounds/1 magazine of explosive rounds/5 shocking rounds/5 heating rounds/1 freezing round
Dust: 100% Fire/100% Earth/100% Lightning/100% Ice

Attacks:
Freezing round: 3% and Freezing the arm(s)

Edit: Specified damage for the freezing rounds
« Last Edit: July 25, 2018, 11:44:04 AM by Siuwa »
Catalina Glenn - first year Beacon Academy student - "Not funny, dude! And not dudes... and everyone else... " - Cata, Cat.
Infrared Ray - fourth year Atlas Academy student - "So it's __ and __(insert name here) meets each other."
Sheer Gold - second year Beacon Academy student - "This is super effective!"
Siu Ceong - Beacon Academy graduate Huntress - "What is this? Where can I learn about it?"

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There are certain scenarios that one would normally run through when weapons testing. Live fire testing, extreme conditions, time trials and the like. One thing that Michael did not test for in his weapon was the fact that when your operating hand was incased in ice, the bolt would NOT FUCKING MOVE.

The action on his gauntlet required slightly more finesse than was available in the average rock, so it took a bit of time before he could make any sort of progress. Not that he was going to move much of anywhere in the meantime. After a second or two of struggling, he just barely got the bolt over the lip of the slide. And he couldn't move. The bolt stopped. And he was encased in MORE GODDAMN ICE.

Now both of his arms and one of his legs were stuck together. He had to take a knee, for the sake of his own anatomy. There was no way he could use his gauntlet at this point. He was angry, quite possibly as angry as he had been in his entire life. He had as few options left as he had fucks to give in that particular moment. In one last-ditch effort to get somewhere in the fight, he activated the grenade launcher on his shield, sending a grenade at his own leg. The fire dust erupted around him, blasting him in the air a few feet and dumping him a few feet from the center line of the stadium. Good news, he wasn't in the ice anymore. Bad news, that hurt like a sonofabitch.

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Stats:
Aura: 56%
Ice Dust 94%
Fire Dust 100%
Grenades:
2 Ice
1 Fire
1 Electric
1 Air
1st Year Beacon Student Michael Vaktar http://rwby-rpg.rwbyfanon.com/index.php/topic,589.0.html
1st Year Beacon Student Chris "The Tiger" Sebei  http://rwby-rpg.rwbyfanon.com/index.php/topic,601.0.html
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What's that? A grenade launcher? Shucks, now Catalina can't get free hits in anymore, and Cat does not have enough freezing round to do that all over again. At least he did damage to himself.

Not to waste any openings Catalina quickly pointed to where he projects Michael lands and fired two rounds. Then he had to switch rounds again as if he's in some FPS. For that I'm booming you into a ragdoll. From now on he needs to be paying very close attention to anything Michael can throw at him at any time, and if he wanted to be amongst the celebrated few who managed to win a Vytal Tournament match without taking a hit he needs to shoot down anything he can come up with as soon as they were raised, figuratively and literally.

Battle data:
Aura: 100%
Take That!: 20/20 Explosive rounds
Ammo: 1 magazine of piercing rounds/18/20 shots of piercing rounds/5 shocking rounds/5 heating rounds/1 freezing round
Dust: 100% Fire/100% Earth/100% Lightning/100% Ice

Attacks:
Piercing round: 15%x2
Catalina Glenn - first year Beacon Academy student - "Not funny, dude! And not dudes... and everyone else... " - Cata, Cat.
Infrared Ray - fourth year Atlas Academy student - "So it's __ and __(insert name here) meets each other."
Sheer Gold - second year Beacon Academy student - "This is super effective!"
Siu Ceong - Beacon Academy graduate Huntress - "What is this? Where can I learn about it?"

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The next few second were a blur to Michael. His head was ringing, senses still overloaded by the explosion. From there, it was hard to recall exactly what happened. He remembered the landing. He landed flat on his back, not exactly where one would want to be in the fight. The next thing he could tell was that he was on one knee with his hand on his gut. It had to be explained to him later that he took multiple armor-piercing rounds to the gut as he stood back up.

With the bullets designed to pierce his armor and his concentration shattered, there was little to stop the bullets as they hit him square in the abdomen. He had slumped forward, cradling his midsection. His shield clattered to the ground next to him, the Vaktar crest falling to the dirt beside him. Whether it was from the sharp drop in aura, the injury, or simply the pain, Michael fell forward and stayed down. The giant had been felled.

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Stats:
Aura: 14%
Ice Dust 94%
Fire Dust 100%
Grenades:
2 Ice
1 Fire
1 Electric
1 Air
1st Year Beacon Student Michael Vaktar http://rwby-rpg.rwbyfanon.com/index.php/topic,589.0.html
1st Year Beacon Student Chris "The Tiger" Sebei  http://rwby-rpg.rwbyfanon.com/index.php/topic,601.0.html
1st Year Student Theodore "Teddy" Williams http://rwby-rpg.rwbyfanon.com/index.php/topic,744.0.html
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Re: First Year 1v1 bracket- Round 1: Catalina Glenn vs. Michael Vaktar
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2018, 10:17:17 AM »
(OOC: GG Mike. Sorry to have to put you through this. Btw, you do not receive injuries before your Aura break.)

Did I just got overtaken by tedium of all things to spew that out? Come on Catalina you're better than that. Cat regretted to have even thought that thought, that's just mean. And- hit. Looking through the scope to pick a spot to land shots at again Catalina aimed while watch carefully.

And he was horrified at Michael just falling over. Immediately putting away his rifle after viewing the scoreboard he dived down with a semblance made parachute and rushed to his fallen adversaries' side to check on him. The fact that he managed to win without taking a hit did not bring him joy, not yet, the safety of his fellow participant is more important now. For goodness' sake I hope he did have a semblance like mine...
Catalina Glenn - first year Beacon Academy student - "Not funny, dude! And not dudes... and everyone else... " - Cata, Cat.
Infrared Ray - fourth year Atlas Academy student - "So it's __ and __(insert name here) meets each other."
Sheer Gold - second year Beacon Academy student - "This is super effective!"
Siu Ceong - Beacon Academy graduate Huntress - "What is this? Where can I learn about it?"

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