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Re: Big Game Hunting [Closed]
« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2018, 09:00:43 PM »
“Let’s see…” Jima ponders, fiddling with the motor on her sword. “One, about the staff knowing this is here - I wouldn’t know personally, but it wouldn’t surprise me if someone like Professor Sophos knew. Two, keeping the location of this place a secret I’ll leave up to you. If you bring more people out this way though, just be prepared for a fight and like, don’t litter. Or destroy the ruins too much. Three - c’mon, aren’t you all in the first year Grimm Studies class? Think about it. Large arena, crumbling ruins. Plenty of hideyholes, and we literally just planted ourselves in the middle of it all. Perfect environment forrr…”

Almost perfectly timed, a deep growl permeates the arena, the echo making it difficult to pinpoint. Jima grins to herself at the sound, yanking the pullchain on the side of her new sword, and the chainsaw roars to life in response - only to cough and sputter, before blowing smoke in Jima’s face. She yanks the chain a couple more times to see if it’d come back to life, only to for the lights of the motor to die out as it becomes entirely unresponsive. ”Okay, you guys can handle the first wave yourself! Good luck!”

As Jima starts to drag her weapon off to the side of the arena, a particularly brave Creeper charges headlong out of the nearest arena entry towards the group. Several more of the same Grimm follow it out of the gate, fanning out - not charging headlong like their compatriot, just quickly stalking towards the group.



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  • Creeper x 5

Battle Log:
  • Headlong Charge (10%, Group Attack)
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Re: Big Game Hunting [Closed]
« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2018, 02:54:26 AM »
Smokey watched as Kisha bounced around the ruin with all the excited glee of a kid in a candy store.  It’s mildly irritating how she can still have so much energy and enthusiasm while he’s sucking wind.  Maybe he should offload some of this ammo onto her, and at least give his back a bit of a break. 

Smokey shoves his petty thoughts aside for the moment, though.  While he’s had relatively little interaction with her, he’s aware of two distinct qualities Jima possesses.  Number one, she knows a lot about Grimm.  Number two, she’s stared down a point-blank 7-round volley from Matchstick without even flinching (and Smokey’s still not sure if he should applaud that).  The point is, if Jima says there’s a bunch of big, nasty beasties in this dilapidated colosseum with a big smile on her face, then there’s a bunch of big, nasty beasties in this dilapidated colosseum.

So, when the Grimm start to make their presence known, Smokey’s hand falls to the massive revolver strapped to his waist, as his eyes scan for the source.  That is, until Jima’s weapon starts coughing up smoke.  As she leaves the first years to fight the coming onslaught on their own, Smokey spares a quick, annoyed look in her direction.  Poor weapon maintenance is inexcusable, experimental or not. 

When the first Grimm finally emerges, Smokey’s first action is to completely ignore it.  It’s a Creeper, not exactly a major threat.  If he were on his own, or employed as an escort, he’d immediately move to take care of it.  However, there are four combat capable compatriots accompanying him, and they should be more than able to—actually now that he thinks about it, he has no idea how his current comrades combat the Creatures of Grimm.  And that gives him an idea…

”So, uh, how ‘bout this?” the gunslinger says nonchalantly, as he turns his back to the charging monster and walks away, confident that one of the other three will take it out before it reaches the group.  ”You three versus me, see how many points we can rack up.  Those critters are worth one each, and everything else we’ll decide on the fly.  I’ll even give y’all a five point head start,” he says with a smirk, gesturing to the approaching beasts.  He seems very confident that he could easily make up the deficit.

Though, sportsmanship isn’t the only reason Smokey’s not joining in the fight yet.  Shooting individual Creepers with Matchstick would be a terrible waste of ammo, and using a semblance charge this early could leave him vulnerable if one of the bigger denizens appeared at an inopportune time.  In fact, Smokey may actually be an unwitting genius.  If the others agree to the competition, they’ll be less likely to rely on Smokey’s raw power and more likely to step up during Immovable Object’s cool down period.  But Smokey didn’t think that far ahead, he’s just trying to spice things up while waiting for a proper target. 

At the very least, he can take this moment to work out some of the kinks in his muscles from that long walk. 

Smokey's Combat Log
Aura: 100% (Assuming charging Grimm is taken out before it hits him)
Matchstick: 7/7
Semblance:  Inactive.  20/20 remaining
Dust: 14/14 Fire, 14/14 Ice

Action:  Stretching, loosening up.  Being that guy, honestly
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Re: Big Game Hunting [Closed]
« Reply #17 on: October 21, 2018, 11:13:35 AM »
Kisha nodded steadily as Jima answered her questions successively, followed by an "Mh-hm, got it."

There were other, countless questions whizzing around in her head, everything about this place and the people she was with, but those had to wait until later. She turned to the growl with a determined grin and immediately was disappointed. Of course, there wouldn't be a huge Deathstalker right away, but creeps? Creeps!?

"Keep your five points," she said to Smokey with a slight grin but kept her eyes on the creeps as she quickly took an arrow out her quiver and tension it into her bow, firing it immediately. The first arrow raced forward, right in the direction of the 'leading' creep. Not even a second later and the next arrow shot forward, this one targeted at one of the crepps further away. After the two arrows were fired she lowered her bow and took a few steps back,
"Welp, that should be two points for me," she said with a confident smile and put her hand on her hip. "Even though creeps are not even worth a point, Beowolves maybe, but creeps? You know what, make one point out of it, I'll give a Creep a maximum of 0.5 "



Attack Log:

-Shooting at two creeps

Stats:

Aura: 100%
Fire Arrows: 8/8
Ice Arrows: 8/8
Energy arrows: 8/8
Normal Arrows: 6/8
Signal arrows: 3/3
Semblance: 100%
Smoke grenades: 3/3
Hydrogen grenades: 3
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Re: Big Game Hunting [Closed]
« Reply #18 on: November 11, 2018, 07:49:50 AM »
”Wait, you fucking serious?” Tieren said, brows furrowed in suspicion. He couldn’t tell if Smokey was pulling a fast one on ‘em, had a different agenda or whatever in mind, but eventually decided that having a competition wouldn’t be a bad thing. While he was thinking Kisha had already launched a pre-emptive strike, making him realise he had to get a move on if he wanted to win. And boy, was he competitive.

Fuck it. ”You’re on! Just don’t come crying to us after we whoop your ass!” Tieren shouted, completely ignoring the two Creeps that Kisha had staked as hers and instead accelerating toward the remaining three. His right arm tensed as the gigantic metal blade hinged into position, before he ran past one of the Creeps, intending on slicing it clean in half.

Tieren’s Stats:
  ● Aura: [██████████] 100%
  ● Semblance: 0% active [0% DMG reduction]

Combat Log:
  ● Clean slice through a Creep
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Re: Big Game Hunting [Closed]
« Reply #19 on: November 17, 2018, 06:58:47 AM »
Diana silently nodded as Jima answered the barrage of questions, she was a bit surprised by the littering comment but after looking around she had to agree that the place had a certain beauty. This would be have been a very nice place to bring someone, if not for the Grimm. Speaking of which. As the Creeps entered from one of the sides Diana began to move out of her central spot and positioned herself behind the others, she looked around for cover or height advantage and while there were some stones and ruined pillars they were further away than she wanted to be right now.

Smokey’s challenge fell on deaf ears for Diana, she really wasn’t competitive at all. Still she quickly readied her rifle to attack the creeps that were charging at him, calling out "What are you!" however before she could finish Kisha and Tieren were on top of it. Trying to get an eye on the two that hadn’t been engaged, she spotted one of them that seemed to have noticed that Jima was partially distracted with her weapon, it was circling towards her. Getting down on one knee Diana exhaled deeply, aimed, and fired two shots to play it safe.

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  ● Semi Auto: 10/12
  ● Bolt action: Ice round

Combat Log:
  ● Two shoots at a creep
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Re: Big Game Hunting [Closed]
« Reply #20 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
Creep x 11 (4 killed immediately from initial 5, 10 more emerged)
Deathstalker Tail

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

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITION: Crumbling ground
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Re: Big Game Hunting [Closed]
« Reply #21 on: December 05, 2018, 09:28:29 PM »
The first few seconds of combat gave Smokey an idea of what to expect from his teammates.  Looks like Tieren’s the only one that prefers melee.  Still, the only they’ve fought so far were Creepers, so it’s not like he got an actual gauge of their skill.  And with ever more creeps filtering out, it doesn’t look like they’ll need to show all their stuff anytime soon, though Smokey might need to start pulling his own weight just due to the numbers.

It’s then that Jima shouts a warning at him, putting the gunslinger on high alert.  Not even a second later, the ground cracks, and a Deathstalker tail comes lunging at him.  Unfortunately, between the ground shaking and the surprise attack, there’s no way Smokey can dodge the stinger.  However, Jima’s warning does allow him to draw his weapon and activate his semblance in time.  When the dust clears, the group will see Smokey’s glowing arm wrapped around the tail, preventing it from retracting (at least not without significant effort on its part).  In addition, the unarmored backside of the tail is now exposed.  That gives Smokey the opportunity to raise Matchstick and fire off a round into the Grimm’s flesh. 

”So, if a Creep’s worth half a point, what’s a Deathstalker?” Smokey calls out with a very wide grin.  This is what he was looking for!   

Smokey's Combat Log
Aura: 90% (Tanking Deathstalker hit)
Matchstick: 6/7
Semblance:  ACTIVATED! 1ST OF 6 ROUNDS!  19/20 remaining
Dust: 14/14 Fire, 14/14 Ice

Action:  Grabbing some tail, firing off a load.
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Re: Big Game Hunting [Closed]
« Reply #22 on: December 16, 2018, 10:46:14 AM »
Kisha laughed triumphantly as the two arrows sank into the Grimm, killing them. She then turned her head, with a confident smirk on the face, to Tieren, and Diana, both of whom also brought down one of the Grimm. Four down, one more- It was then that Jima's yell echoed through the Colosseum and the next wave of creeps stormed in. An annoyed groan escaped her when the low-level Grimm entered the fight she. She already used enough of her arrows on them, do they have any idea how much work it is to make them?

Just as she was about to step forward to plunge right into the wave of creeps, the ground crumbled beneath her and eventually burst open. "Ihhhpp!" Kisha shrieked as she sprang away from the just emerged source of danger. Fortunately for her, the Deathstalker tail wasn't aimed at her, giving her the opportunity to build up some distance between her and the tail. All the more unfortunate for Smokey, who seemed to be the one targeted and hit by the attack, but when Kisha looked up to see how he was doing, he seemed to be totally fine. Kisha then gave him a challenging grin, "Heh~ Good question Smokes. What do you think, are 10 appropriate?"

Smokey seemed to be in control of the situation with the Deathstalker, and if things got rough she could still step in, but for now she was focusing on the group of weaker Grimm. With a slight chuckle, she threw her bow forward in the air and jumped right after it. She grabbed the handle of the now-transformed dagger again and stormed forward, right into the bunch, ready to kill each of the creeps herself.


Attack Log:

-Charging at the wave of creeps with her dagger. Planning on stabbing like... 2 of them

Stats:

Aura: 100%
Fire Arrows: 8/8
Ice Arrows: 8/8
Energy arrows: 8/8
Normal Arrows: 6/8
Signal arrows: 3/3
Semblance: 100%
Smoke grenades: 3/3
Hydrogen grenades: 3
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Re: Big Game Hunting [Closed]
« Reply #23 on: January 15, 2019, 05:19:24 AM »
”Gotta try harder than that.” Tieren snorted derisively, spinning counterclockwise to bring the edge of his blade slicing horizontally across the Creep’s body and sending the two decapitated parts flying across the arena. More growls surrounding him brought Tieren back to his senses, causing him to look up and take in the number of Creeps encircling the party, in addition to the uninvited tail that thought it was a good idea to join in.

Even though 11 of the things might have been a little too much for one person to handle, Tieren believed that the extra fire support from their team medic, as well as Kisha joining the fray would more than even the odds. ”Come on then, you pack of pansies! Scared of a single person?” He shouted, stomping the ground with his feet to entice a few of the Creeps to “come get some”.

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  ● Semblance: 0% active [0% DMG reduction]

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Re: Big Game Hunting [Closed]
« Reply #24 on: January 29, 2019, 10:13:58 AM »
Relieved that her shots hit home Diana sent a smile back to Jima and was about to give her a quick wave that was interrupted as the ground around them started to crumble, nearly losing her balance she snap back to the fight at hand. Dropping to one knee she focused her attention on the deathstalker, although there were many creeps they could be handled easily if they didn’t have to deal with a deathstalker yet. As the dust settled she was quite surprised to see that Smokey had managed to stand his ground against the creature. As he had the tail under control Diana aimed her rifle towards the ground where the creature was still emerging, rotating the handle of her rifle a few degrees moved the trigger mechanism from semi auto standard rounds to the large dust round in the sniper chamber. Taking an extra second to sure up her aim and make sure she would hit Smokey with any of the expanding ice she fired.

Combat Log:
  ● Shot a large ice Dust round towards the body of the emerging deathstalker, hoping to slow it down or freeze a pincer shut.

Diana Stats:
  ● Aura: [██████████] 100%
  ● Semi Auto: 10/12
  ● Bolt action: Empty

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Re: Big Game Hunting [Closed]
« Reply #25 on: February 15, 2019, 11:32:19 AM »
Jima’s answering shout from the side of the arena ( “Ten points works!”) is nearly drowned out by the answering hissing scream of the Deathstalker beneath Smokey, the tail in his grip flailing wildly as the short-range explosion flat-up evaporates a chunk of black flesh. The dwarf would get another few seconds worth of solid ground before the floor of the arena crumbles beneath him, and the rest of the Deathstalker flat-up bucks through the ground, aiming to dislodge the annoyance on it’s back.

He’s lucky that Diana’s effort to slow down the Grimm worked: ice encases approximately half of the massive creatures’ multiple legs along one slide, shifting it’s attention from bucking wildly to get Smokey off, to jerking harshly to one side as it attempted to free itself.

Kisha’s quick reflexes manage to save her from the oncoming Deathstalker at least, but her enthusiastic dive headfirst into the throng of Grimm is more than enough to drag their attention from the other loud, shouty target on the field. Her blades manage to sink into one and then nick another, making it to recoil and hiss - but another three attempt to dogpile onto the huntress-in-training in revenge for their injured peer.

The rest of the group aren’t smart enough to avoid Tieren’s bait, and while the one he just cut through barely barely manages to dissipate before a tail cuts through the smog to try to smack him off his feet. Two more Creeps move in, trying to close off the young hunter from his peers. Two aren’t invest enough in the tank’s stomping or the Deathstalker rodeo however - and break from the pack, slowly pacing around the outside perimeter of the chaos

TARGETS
- Creep x 9 (3 @Kisha with 1 recoiling, 3 @, 2 approaching @Diana and Jima)
- Deathstalker (Smokey)

ATTACK LOG
- Lizard-pile (4% x 3 @Kisha)
- Team Attack (Chance to stumble and trip @Tieren, 5% Damage if Successful)
- Deathstalker Rodeo (@Smokey)
- Stalking prey (@Diana and Jima)

POINT TALLY
- Smokey: 0
- Diana: 0.5
- Kisha: 1.5
- Tieren: 0.5
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Re: Big Game Hunting [Closed]
« Reply #26 on: February 15, 2019, 05:28:51 PM »
”What, you want it back?  I thought it was a present!”  Smokey laughed as the tail thrashed about in his grip to little avail.  It didn’t seem to take kindly to the blast from Matchstick, but maybe a second one will calm it down?  Smokey grinned at the thought and took a second shot at the tail, trying to sever the appendage with his bullets.

Just then, though, the ground erupts once more as the Deathstalker bucks through the ground in rage, trying to knock the gunslinger on his ass.  Fortunately, that’s easier said than done, as Immovable Object makes knocking Smokey anywhere a tall order.  That being said, the sheer ferocity of it forces him to try and steady himself, which let the stinger slip out of his grasp.

Oh well.  After two shots from Matchstick, that tail’s probably OOC, as far as Smokey’s concerned.  And judging from the jerking motion of the beast, it looks like the Deathstalker got stuck, too.  Looking over the side, he sees the creature’s legs have been frozen in place, keeping the Grimm momentarily trapped.  Tch, I wanted to kill it myself!  Now I gotta share the points, he thought to himself as he looked for the culprit.  Well, since the damage has already been done…

”Oi!  Keep those legs from movin’!  I’m gonna finish this thing off!” he shouted at Diana before taking off across the beast’s carapace, shifting Matchstick to volley form as he moves to the back side.  If one shot to the tail made it this angry, let’s see how it reacts to five in the place where the sun don’t shine.   

Smokey's Combat Log
Aura: 90% (Tanking Deathstalker hit)
Matchstick: 5/7
Semblance:  ACTIVATED! 2ND OF 6 ROUNDS!  19/20 remaining
Dust: 14/14 Fire, 14/14 Ice

Action:  Firing a second shot into the tail, moving to the back of the Deathstalker, switching Matchstick to volley mode.
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