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It was a quite Saturday morning in Beacon, and a cold breeze filled the air outside the big academy. It was the perfect morning to lie in bed and recover from all the lessons and learning of the last few days. Not for Mikado Drak. The young Huntsmen-in-training left his dorm room a long time ago and has been sitting in the Academys library ever since.
A book with many drawings and texts about Grimm was opened infront of him and he flicked through the pages. The text itself was only read briefly, what he paid more attention to were the the drawings and the corresponding features added on it's side.
Just as he was about to turn over another page, his scroll vibrated. It was a text message, the transmitter was the Academy.


Dear Mikado Drak

We send you this message to inform you that you have been selected for a training mission in the mountains.

Following is the description of your mission:

A horde of Grimm is approaching the mountain village 'Monaha' at high speed. The inhabitants of Monaha have already begun their evacuation to the neighboring village, but the there prevailing storm and the uneven path to the next village slows down this process to a critical point. The goal here is to get as much time for the evacuation as possible and, if possible, eliminate the horde.

According to reports about the horde we could determine that this mission is suited for a first year student.
Despite all this, we decided not to send you alone.
Your teammate Smokey Emberstone will be accompanying you on this mission, as well as the Huntress Siu Ceong.
We kindly ask you to gather with equipment at the landing platforms outside the Academy by the time stated below. From there, a bullhead will pick you up and bring you to Monaha.

Best regards, Beacon staff.



Mikado stared at his scroll for a moment. He read the message again. Nothing changed. He couldn’t help but let out an annoyed sigh. Of all his teammates, no, of all students at Beacon, it of course had to be Smokey. He could still remember how his 'teammate' pointed his motherfucking cannon sniper at him. And no matter how much it bothered him to say that, not only did the weapon look good, but it could probably also bring a trained Huntsmen to his knees with a good targeted shot. However, this didn’t change his attitude and view towards Smokey. So, why, out of all people, did it had to be him?

He got up and closed the book. The noise of pages being slammed together made Kiro, who lay next to the book on the table, raise his head. Mikado gave the dragon a quick pet on his head and gestured him with a wave to come along, while picking up the book with his other hand. The black dragon responded immediately, jumped at his owners arm and made his way from there over the shoulder to the head, where he then made himself comfortable on the boy’s hair.

Mikado brought back the book before leaving the library to get his equipment. He would leave it to Smokey to tell the rest of the team about their little 'adventure' they’re going to have...

Hm, Siu Ceong...
He never heard that name before, but according to the message, she was supposed to be a graduate Huntress. That didn’t sound to bad. Well, nothing could sound worse that the fact that he and Smokey, alone, went on this mission. Well, not alone-alone, because Siu would be there, but alone in the sense of their team. Alone in the sense of all students at Beacon. It couldn’t get any worse...

It was not long before Mikado geared up with his weapon, dust crystals and bullets, heading for the landing platforms. The bullhead was already there, along with the associated pilot.
"Ahh, the students, excuse me, but shouldn’t there be two?"
"He'll come," Mikado replied as bored as possible. He decided not to wait for Smokey and immediately entered the open Bullhead
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Re: Through rivalry and friendship... and a bunch of Grimm [closed]
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2018, 08:23:07 PM »
Smokey was spending his Saturday morning like most people his age would.  Asleep.  He was only woken up by the sound of his scroll going off.  Still mostly asleep, Smokey rolled over and patted on his nightstand before he finally clasped the rude device in his hands.  As he flipped the scroll on, he squinted as the brightness forced his eyes to readjust far more rapidly than they wanted to.  When his eyes finally re-acclimated to the light, he read through the message he just received. 

He then read it again.  There was an internal struggle in his mind.  On one side, there's the opportunity to hunt down Grimm and save people's lives, which is one of the reasons he signed up for the job in the first place.  On the other hand, he had to work with Mikado.  Ever since they first met, Smokey's opinion of Mikado had been...okay, let's not beat around the bush, Smokey thinks Mikado's a prick with a bad attitude.  He tolerates the guy simply because his abilities as a fighter has earned Smokey's begrudging respect.  He can't deny the usefulness or power of Kiro, even if that glorified gecko tried to set him on fire. 

So, despite supposedly being teammates, Smokey and Mikado had an unspoken arrangement to deal with each other as little as possible.  During training, classes, or whatever situation they found themselves in, Smokey made a point to stay out of Mikado's way.  Likewise, Mikado has done the same for him.  But this mission has called for Smokey to work specifically with Mikado, as well as a huntress he had never met.  He'd heard the name "Siu Ceong," but there's no face or notable event that he can put with it.  So, to put it simply, he's working with an asshole and a complete stranger.

Well, despite Smokey's reservations about his teammate, people needed help, and he was called for the job.  On the bright side, he'll be working with a full-fledged huntress, so that should be cool.  Rolling out of bed, Smokey quickly got himself ready for the day and packed his equipment. 



Arriving at the landing platform, Smokey would arrive just in time to see Mikado disappear into the bullhead. Giving a curt nod to the pilot, he joined Mikado in the airship, though he found a seat moderately far away from his colleague.  Fortunately for the two, neither character were very conversational, and would be perfectly happy to sit in silence.  Smokey spent the remainder of the wait checking through his supplies.   

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Re: Through rivalry and friendship... and a bunch of Grimm [closed]
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2018, 12:56:06 AM »
In a bullhead, 15 minutes before the scheduled takeoff of her mission sat Siu Ceong. She is to be shadowed by two first years, Mikado Drak and Smokey Emberstone. Although with the estimated difficulty of the mission it might just be the reverse. What complications exactly are the staff foreseeing to send a huntress to accompany first years on a first-year-level village defense? Couldn't they have picked a level more appropriate for shadowing if that's what they're going for? The wondering mind of Siu rushed to work out possibilities. Starting from the likely ones: White Fang activities? Bandit targets? To less so: Criminal subversion? Border skirmishes? ...Anyway, somewhat out-of-the-way villages like these usually have an interesting heritage of their own, which I can tell Dad about. Cool.

Seeing both of her teammates board is the cue for her to double check everything. Barricades, check. Point Defense, check. That would be it, but there's still a bit of time before takeoff, so she should take the time to get to know them better for the good of all of us, given she's is a complete stranger to them and vice versa, plus even if she's working with two teammates as they are, she does not know anything about the relation of them, but hopefully a good one.
"So, who are you, where are we going to and what would we do there?" A fairly useless question, checking if each of them went on the right bullhead, plus if any of them received more or fewer instructions than she did. In addition, from their reactions Siu might be able to figure out a thing or two about their characters and on each other.
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Re: Through rivalry and friendship... and a bunch of Grimm [closed]
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2018, 01:49:03 PM »
When Mikado entered the Bullhead, he could already see a young woman, who he assumed to be Siu Ceong, sitting in one of the seats. Even though this was the person he needed to work with, he was not up for a conversation and instead sat down quietly in one of the unusually many seats. Just in time to see Smokey enter the Bullhead. He still wasn’t enthusiastic about going on this mission with him, but he slowly started to give it up and accept it. Really slowly.

Quiet prevailed for a short while, until Siu decided to speak up. Mikado gave her an annoyed look. It wasn’t the fact that she was trying to start a conversation that bothered him. It was the question with which she did it. Those questions had been answered quite clearly in the mission description.
"To Monaha," he said with a roll of his eyes, "You know, stop Grimm from killing people." The sarcasm in his voice was clearly audible.

He hadn’t been in the Bullhead for five minutes and the situation already started to annoy him. What a wonderful start!
He paused for a moment, then stood up and walked to the Huntress.
"I'm Mikado, and I suppose you’re Siu Ceong, right?" he asked, hesitating for a second before reaching out his arm for a handshake.
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Re: Through rivalry and friendship... and a bunch of Grimm [closed]
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2018, 01:11:36 AM »
"What he said," said Smokey in response to Siu's question.  He was doing his best to keep his mouth shut, both for the sake of the mission and for his own sanity.  Despite the fact blasting Grimm was basically his entire shtick, he was finding he wanted to be here less and less each minute.  And from the looks of things, this was one of the rare moments where Mikado agreed with him.  But they're both here, and they're here to do a job, and they're going to do it.  Or at least, Smokey is. 

The gunslinger is carrying enough ordinance to take down a horde and a half by himself.  If he didn't have to worry about shooting the dragon, Smokey'd wager he could blast through the monsters fast enough to be back by dinner.  But they didn't call just Smokey, noooo.  They had to call Mik--

Stop complaining, he's here at Beacon for a reason, and he got picked for this mission for a reason, just like you.  Get over it, Smokey's thoughts interrupted his internal complaining.  It wouldn't do to arrive at the job site with an already elevated temper, especially in a high stress environment like a village evacuation.  Instead, he turns toward the huntress that would be joining them, as Mikado gets up and makes his introduction.  Smokey, for his part, merely gives a half-hearted wave and says, "Smokey."
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Re: Through rivalry and friendship... and a bunch of Grimm [closed]
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2018, 05:52:05 AM »
Mikado did give a straight answer to the question, is annoyed, and every information checks out. That's completely expected so Siu simply goes on with what she wanted to say.
"I am Siu Ceong indeed. Call me Siu." Siu shakes Mikado hand gratefully as she returns the stand. Having been introduced Siu continued explaining."Now, I know that question was stupid, but it doesn't hurt to be more descriptive. Specifically, the way we stop Grimm from killing people. We are instructed to buy time for the villagers as the primary objective, and eliminate the horde only if doable. While given the threat reports of the horde versus the team sent it might very well be doable, the prioritization would be useful to keep in mind should any complexities arise." Now that explanation could be seen as showing off depending on the person as they may or may not have considered that already, but you can't control what others think so no harm done in Siu's books.

It is about time for takeoff, so Siu signaled the pilot of their readiness. Acting according to the difficulty of the mission Siu decided she should sit back and observe the activity of the two on the flight to Monaha. She wasn't told to but do so but she would try to evaluate them and if the observations are interesting she might file it to the staff.
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Re: Through rivalry and friendship... and a bunch of Grimm [closed]
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2018, 09:53:53 AM »
The pilot stood next to the entrance, listening to their conversation, if one could call it that, and turned to them right after Siu gave him the signal.
"According to the plan, we should arrive in Monaha in three quarters of an hour, If we're lucky, we can arrive there before the storm get's too bad."

He turned around and walked a few steps before he stopped again "And one more thing, please do not underestimate this mission, even a small mistake could let things go dangerously wrong." And with these words he disappeared to the cockpit. Personally, he didn’t doubt the success of the two students and the Huntress. But anything could happen.

Shortly afterwards, the Bullhead launched into the air and headed southwest.
In the meantime, Mikado had returned to his seat and started rummaging in his bag. Mountain and thunderstorm. Most people would go with Lightning dust, but while it does boost that dust type, it could just as well backfire and attract more lightning to the group.

He thought for a moment. Then he put the lightning crystal he had in his hand back and took a fire crystal instead. He would have normally taken it, but since his teammate was wearing armor and carrying his abnormally large weapons, it was probably better that he didn’t. Even if he had enjoyed the sight to see Smokey trying to run away from a lightning bolt.

Mikado gave Kiro the red Dustcrystal, which was taken directly from the dragon and quickly disappeared into its mouth.
He had been listening to Siu in the meantime, but didn’t feel it necessary to answer anything or continue the conversation, so he instead took out his scroll and started tapping around on it. This is going to be a long flight.
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Re: Through rivalry and friendship... and a bunch of Grimm [closed]
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2018, 11:36:13 AM »
Smokey idly listens to Siu prattle on about the mission and objectives.  He doesn't respond, mostly because he feels there's no need to.  Besides, the points she's making, while technically true, don't really carry much meaning for Smokey. 

Now, hold on.  Before anyone calls out Smokey for arrogance, hear this out.  Smokey's combat style is pretty binary.  If Smokey's semblance is up and he has ammo left in his gun, he's gonna shoot things.  If not, he either waits or reloads, sometimes both.  There's not much variation, regardless of the objective.  So, yes, Siu is correct in her points, but the method Smokey would use to buy time for the villagers would be the same method he'd use to destroy the horde outright:  kill all Grimm that get in range. 

As the pilot makes his announcement and begins the flight, Smokey leans back in his chair and stares listlessly at the ceiling. He's tempted to fall back to sleep, but that's probably not a good idea, so instead he just runs through a mental checklist a few times, just to keep his head busy.  This was probably going to be a long flight.
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Re: Through rivalry and friendship... and a bunch of Grimm [closed]
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2018, 12:05:59 AM »
Smokey is idling but not sleeping. He should though, it's a good idea not to squander away your stamina if you are not preparing, which he already did. It seems like the three of them isn't very equipment heavy, even if the files she's been given tells her to think otherwise about Smokey. As for Mikado, he's feeding Dust to his Dragon. That must be Kiro. Can he speak or comprehend human sentences? Or do you have a semblance bound connection to him? Can- ...he think by itself? Siu wondered out loud in a triplet of questions. This is really interesting because Fung can do none of that and definitely cannot just follow her around or be miniaturized like the file about them said.

Not realizing she spoke the question and therefore never expecting an answer, Siu started to study the map of Monaha's evacuation. Threat and likelihood of encountered Grimm, time to pass, weather conditions are all to be taken into consideration s when drawing their escape route. Of course, they already have one in mind with more up-to-date and minute information than she does now and is already en route, but it is a good mental exercise and provides backup plans in case their original route becomes unavailable. With that in mind, she started making notes on each of the regions, writing down and pointing out each of their terrain and features, as well as the effect of various weather conditions on the passing speed of them and the types of Grimm that needs to be fended off.
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Re: Through rivalry and friendship... and a bunch of Grimm [closed]
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2018, 09:17:14 AM »
Mikado glanced away from his scroll and over his shoulder to where Siu sat. He knew that this question would come before they even arrived in Monaha.
"He understands and does what I say, that's enough," he said annoyed, before he focused on his scroll again.


Timeskip: 40 minutes later


While the bullhead started to sway a few minutes ago, it now began to rumble wildly as it fought against the storm, struggling to move forward. The lightning, followed by the thunder were clearly heard outside, the wind whistles around the ship and the rain smashed hard on it's surface. With a lot of force, the pilot managed to get the ship to its landing point, and as it approached the ground, the loudspeaker box went on.

"We're here, the storm is already raging, so be careful out there." came the pilot's voice. The loudspeaker clicked off again and at the same time the side doors of the Bullhead opened. Both wind and rain flowed directly into the now existing opening, giving the Huntress and two students a sense of how it is outside.

The say that mountain-storms are aggressive, proved to be true again today. And as if that wasn't enough, it seemed like it was right above them, and it didn't seem to stop soon.
Mikado had to hold his arm in front of the eyes when the wind came up, before he made the jump from the bullhead and landed nimbly on the ground.

The area was large, with slightly uneven ground and a more or less circular shape. The sides were encircled by high mountains, and the only passages were the path in front of them, from where the Grimm should come, and the path behind them, the one leading to Monaha. Both the front and rear path were larger than average, certainly enough space for two bullheads and big cairns lay everywhere.

Mikado looked around. They were there before the Grimm, but who knows how long it will take until the creatures arrive.
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Re: Through rivalry and friendship... and a bunch of Grimm [closed]
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2018, 12:59:23 AM »
Smokey fails to stay awake, and falls asleep only a few minutes into the flight.  However, he is once again rudely awakened by the turbulence as the bullhead rumbles through the storm.    At least that meant the flight went by fast, for better or worse.  Still groggy as the pilot announces their arrival, Smokey winces as the wind and rain splash him even inside the bullhead.   If he weren't so rudely awakened, he might've joked that it was "refreshing."  At the moment, though, Smokey just softly mutters in annoyance as he trudges out of the airship.

As he hit the ground, Smokey pulled out Matchstick and surveyed his surroundings.  Seeing no Grimm around presently, Smokey makes his way over to Mikado.  They might as well try to come up with some sort of plan. 

"I don't suppose either of you have an ETA on the horde?" he asks, gesturing to both Siu and Mikado.  "If we have the time, we might be able to setup some sort of trap, or at least fortify our position."   
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Re: Through rivalry and friendship... and a bunch of Grimm [closed]
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2018, 10:41:04 AM »
Siu double checked her handouts. They are not dropped at the convoy or the village? Instead they dropped in the middle of squat, not close enough to support the villagers and likely not far enough away from the horde. Well, those two have already dropped so she better follow.

Leaping out into thew rain isn't really a big deal to her, she wore her practical outfit precisely because of the projected weather. Navy colored tunic with cuffed sleeves is just much easier to manage in the rain and clean afterward. What she has to take great care is the landing, picking a spot so she didn't slip and crash-land on her behind, back or head.

Getting down she finally hears the thing she would have done if she was leading the mission: Planning and fortification. However, it seems neither of them brought any scouting equipment better than a telescope which really wouldn't do them much good in terms of providing an ETA or knowing the size and contents of the horde. But "I do". With a wave with her left hand outward she summoned her trusty cranes, all ten at once at her command. Each of them looks just like her but smaller, but devoid of the gun and barricades she carries herself. If not for the great detail down to every nooks and crannies, they would probably be thought of as chibis which Siu wouldn't mind either, it just... defies... her style so much.

With them up Siu delegated the exact scouting to them. "Scouting formation at your orders." Meanwhile With her summoning done she opened comms with Vale Traffic Control as mandated. "Vale ATC, this is Sierra-India-Uniform. On a mission 100 meters southeast of Monaha CCT support tower. 10 Cranes preparing to scout. Also please send the callsign of the closest Bullhead. Out."

"This is Vale Air Traffic Control tower. Position received. Request received. How's the day going? How long's the mission? ...The Bullhead's callsign is Bravo-Echo-Alfa-Zero-Two-One. Out." The control tower and Siu communicate in a slightly modified and easily understandable version of the formal aviation language of Remnant.

With that Siu switches to call the Bullhead that just carried them."This is Sierra-India-Uniform calling Bravo-Echo-Alfa-Zero-Two-One. Do you have enough fuel to carry us to either the evacuation or at least Monaha proper?"

And then Siu tries to radio the convoy. "This is Siu Ceong, the huntsman sent to delay the horde incoming for Monaha. Requesting confirmation of situation." Between all of them and micromanaging the Cranes and her teammates she'll be a real busy bee. Who said the position of sitting way at the back is easy and comfortable?
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Re: Through rivalry and friendship... and a bunch of Grimm [closed]
« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2018, 01:43:56 PM »
Mikado continued to look around the field on which they were dropped. It was at least large and had a wide view, both factors that would be in their favor. Still in the size that allowed him to sit carefree on Mikado's head, Kiro stared down the path. The rain pattered hard on the dragon's small body, but it bothered him relatively little. His gaze was directed to the path from where the horde was supposed to come. The Grimm weren’t there yet, but it wouldn’t take much longer.

The dragon finally jumped down from Mikado's head and fluttered to one of the cairns, where he sat down, his eyes still fixed on the path. Some lightning flashed loudly across the sky, so loud that you one could barely hear Mikado's voice.
"You don't seriously think that we still have time to set traps." he called out to his teammate "The best we can do now is wait"

A little further away from their location, the Bullhead just landed when a call came through. It was surprising that he got a signal in this weather, especially when one was in the mountains.

"Beacon told me to drop you off there. The tank would be enough, but to take off in this weather is just to dangerous. I ho-p -ese ci-cum-t-a—es do n— bo-th-e- yo-."
His voice got a blurry towards the end due to the bad signal, until it disappeared.

Silently the pilot looked at his control module. The communication was gone. With a sigh he looked out of the windshield, watching the lightning shoot out the clouds.
He certainly worried too much. The horde was considered beginner-friendly, and for such a mission they had enough firepower. Yes, everything would be fine.
At least that was what everyone thought...

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The horde will arrive at the end of my next post. So if you need to do anything, you better do it now.

Hyperactive weirdo Kisha Miles  - Beacon First Year - Member of team INKK/INK
Dragon tamer Mikado Drak - Beacon First Year - Member of team BSSM/Blossom
Moon howler Nami - Beacon First Year - Member of team CNRS/Cinerous
Compulsive gamer Dawn Mae - Beacon Second Year - Member of team ----

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Re: Through rivalry and friendship... and a bunch of Grimm [closed]
« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2018, 02:16:23 AM »
Watching the huntress make a bunch of flying mini-hers was a bit bizarre, even if he did consider the unique nature of semblances.  However, the far more bizarre act was her letting Smokey and Mikado direct how she should use them.  He gets that this is a training mission, but taking charge and directing other people wasn't really his thing.

"Ugh, really wish they brought Serin on for this," Smokey muttered under his breath, before addressing Siu, "Uh, well, I guess we know where they're supposed to be comin' from, so I guess scout over there and see how long it'll--" Lightning flashed across the sky again, but the thunder didn't cover the sound of the howling Grimm fast approaching.  "Okay, screw the ETA, I wanna know what we're up against.  How big is the horde, are they coming in waves or all at once, who's up first, what's on deck, is anything flying, any heavy armor targets, anything else you think is relevant, go!"  Smokey commands, acting far more assertive now that battle is nigh.

Turning to Mikado, he says, "Listen, let me take the first shot.  I can probably stall the first wave with a volley from Matchstick to buy time for scouting.  After that, I'll have to fall back and reload.  I'll stay out of your way if you stay out of mine."  After that, Smokey moves past the group towards the sound of encroaching Grimm, loading his ice dust cartridge into Matchstick and switching it to its secondary form.

For better or worse, it's time to get to work.

 
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Aurelia Lumen Beacon 3rd year and the Warhorse of Team (TBD)  "Lay down your weapons, lest you wish to taste my steel!"

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Re: Through rivalry and friendship... and a bunch of Grimm [closed]
« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2018, 09:55:56 AM »
"Understood." Siu started to send the Cranes out as she was commanded. In a 60 degrees arc, two waves of five, one of her common scouting formation.
Ideally, given the difficulty of the mission, she should never have to do anything other than stationing the fleet of cranes at their positions and provide information on the next incoming enemies.
After just throwing her hedgehog barricades on the ground "Use these!" She returned to communications. She's trying desperately to contact the evacuation now, but luck won't be on her side as the weather keeps being an obstacle.

"This is Siu Ceong, the huntsman sent to delay the horde incoming for Monaha. Requesting confirmation of situation."
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"This is Siu Ceong, the huntsman sent to delay the horde incoming for Monaha. Requesting confirmation of situation."
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"This is Siu Ceong, the huntsman sent to delay the horde incoming for Monaha. Requesting confirmation of situation."

Please, please respond, I don't think just letting them blow it all up as they describe would do much meaningful development for them.
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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