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Meet and Beat [Team CASA][Closed]
« on: November 07, 2018, 02:45:46 PM »
All good things must come to an end.

That was what Jocelyn kept repeating to herself as she sat on the floor, Ice Dust crystal cupped in her hand rhythmically glowing and fading with her luminous Aura. To the uneducated viewer, she looked like she was meditating, or perhaps training her Aura to flow through a conduit. But to the leader of team CASA, they’d know that Jocelyn was trying to calm her emotions through the usage of her Semblance, letting the cooling properties of the Ice Dust travel through her body.

All in vain. There was no stopping the anxiety and nervousness that surpassed the feeling of taking a test which one hadn’t revised for, or even one of Prism’s “early-morning issues”. No, it was the feeling of losing someone who, in her own way, she cared for and considered part of her extended family.

Amane was gone, called away by one of her unknown ‘benefactors’ for reasons she couldn’t reveal. That left a rift in the team, but more importantly, left a hole in Jocelyn’s heart that wouldn’t be easy to heal. She knew that psychological damage could be fatal if left untreated - she was a medic, she knew her business - and so fervently hoped that their new member would be someone who their team could get along well with. To herself Jocelyn silently commended Beacon’s administrative staff for being able to find a suitable replacement for their team as quickly as they did, though apparently this was fairly common among Beacon teams.

The sun was beginning to fall overhead, its shine casting shadows through the hall’s rounded glass roof. If their member was to show themselves, it would be now.
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Re: Meet and Beat [Team CASA][Closed]
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2018, 06:26:51 PM »
Azure had finally been put on a team. This, to her, was encouragement, proof that she really did belong at Beacon. Being teamless had reminded her of the first award show she had attended. She hadn’t felt deserving of the award, felt that she wasn’t actually supposed to be there; that they must have made some type of mistake, because how, otherwise, could she, of all people, be the one on stage accepting the award? Getting a team had been like that. Beacon was the award, in this case-- something she didn’t really believe she had achieved-- and getting a team had erased that nagging feeling. Surely, if they put her in a team and had yet to send her back to Atlas, then they must actually want her? Then it wasn’t just some flaw in the system that had accidentally accepted her?

This was what circled through Azure’s head as she made her way to the combat arena, her black boots thudding lightly against the walkway beneath her. The setting sun bounced a glare off the glass roof of the arena as she approached it, she raised a hand to block the light from her eyes. A grin graced her lips. Azure always loved meeting new people, and joining a team meant meeting three new people at once! However, there was the side factor of then having to live with said new people for the rest of her stay at Beacon, whether they got along or not. She could only hope they would get along. From what she had heard, she would be replacing an older member who had, for reasons unknown to her, either left the team or the school all together. She was hoping death wasn’t the cause for their leaving.

She wasn’t sure how she felt being a replacement member; she assumed the other three people were already familiar with each other, she would be the outsider of the group. Whatever, she wouldn’t mind.

As she came upon the arena, Azure reached out with her semblance, feeling for the energy of a crowd. The only one she detected was in the opposite direction, and much too large to be the other team members. From the arena, she felt nothing. She knew it was a bit of a stretch, three barely counted as a crowd, but she still should have been able to feel something, even if it was small. Were they not there yet? She hoped she wasn’t arriving too early.

Azure was the type of girl to make sure she had a clear reputation, and in order to do so she couldn’t be the first one there; she didn’t want to seem overly eager, like she truly was. Rockstars weren’t rude, per say-- she didn’t want to be annoyingly late-- but they also weren’t the type of people to show up first to social events. Hopefully the lack of energy from the training grounds just meant there were only two of the three teammates around. Although she supposed being the first one there would mean she could play a song or two. Azure was all about first impressions, and first impressions using music were her favourite to make.

Renegade, like always, was stored on her back. She assumed a meeting in the arena meant some type of combat, whether it was just some casual sparring or a full match, so she figured brining Renegade would be a good idea. The matte black guitar clicked slightly as she walked, shifting in it’s holster; it was a little loose, she had been meaning to fix that for a while but had never gotten around it.

Azure took her guitar out as she walked, holding it casually in one hand like the axe it was. She entered the ring, walking in slowly, flicking a strand of black and blue hair from her face. The first thing she noticed upon entry was the girl sitting in the middle of the ring, holding a Dust crystal in her hand. There were no signs of others, which explained the lack of crowd energy.

“Hey,” Azure said as she approached the girl. She dropped down onto the ground across from her, a few feet away, immediately situating Renegade in her lap. Her fingers jumped to the fretboard almost instinctively. “In all honesty I thought I’d be the last one to show up,” she joked. “I’m Azure, by the way, Azure Blair.” She extended a gloved hand for the girl to shake.

She began mindlessly strumming palm-muted chords in a fast progression, her notes switching from quarter notes to eighth notes, then back again. Her fingerless, black leather gloves made muting the chords easier. She cast her gaze over the girl, biting her lip as she thought. She knew she shouldn’t judge based on appearance, but this girl, who had looked to be meditating when Azure walked in, seemed a lot more calm and collected than the chaos that was Azure Blair. That would either work out well in a team, perhaps they could balance each other out? Or it would work out terribly. Given her recent experiences with a certain uptight horse faunus, Azure assumed it would be the latter. She barely suppressed rolling her eyes, she didn’t want to be stuck with another Aurelia-type girl for the rest of her time at Beacon, that would result in nothing but chaos. The girl even had the same hair as Aurelia, Azure noted.

However, continuing to examine her more, Azure determined the girl looked less like the strict type, and more like the quiet type. The soft, quiet composure that came with being shy, as opposed to the sharp, forward formality that those like the Aurelia possessed.

Azure switched from playing random chords to playing the intro to Hotel California, not seeming to notice she was doing it. That was just how she rolled: if there was a guitar in front of her, she should pick it up and play it. She paused in her playing to pick a thread off the fraying end of one of the rips in her black jeans.
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Re: Meet and Beat [Team CASA][Closed]
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2018, 02:15:13 AM »
Coconut was upset.

Amane was cool - and really cute, too. He felt that without her, a part of CASA would be lost. The fact that they had gotten a new member so quickly was great, but even so he didn't know a thing about them. Sure, the information was sent to him on his scroll - but, well. Yeah, that was the problem.

To top it all off, it was time for another early training session. Well, sure, they'd get to meet their new teammate, but who's to say they wouldn't turn out to suck? Coco enjoyed his old team composition - being the team's only guy and its main frontliner was great. What if that were to change?

With these thoughts the swordsman sauntered into the arena, donning his full combat outfit - today he had opted for a pair of silver clips in his hair. He looked out towards the middle of the room and spotted Jocelyn along with...

Coconut looked up into the sky. He was certainly not the most religious or spiritual of people, but in that moment he spoke to whatever higher power there was and whispered: "Thank you."

He slowly approached the pair with a big, goofy smile on his face. Once he was close enough, he figured he should introduce himself. "Hi, hello. Coconut."

Jiminy Cricket, Coconut, you sure nailed it this time.
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Re: Meet and Beat [Team CASA][Closed]
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2018, 06:11:36 PM »
Prism looks in the mirror, straightens her cravate, and gives a quiet sight to herself as her shoulders droop.

Losing someone hurt. Prism knew that better than a lot of people. Amane had voluntarily dropped out of Beacon, going off to pursue whatever task that secret agent thing she belonged to told her too - and in the process, left the rest of Team Casanova reeling. The goodbye had been brief, abrupt, barely enough time to wish her well and find out of they’d ever see her again-

And it didn’t hurt that after two hours, they would forget the face of a close friend forever more, too.

Prism’s hand pushes past her cravate, reaching for the pocket on the inside of her vest. Carefully tugging out a folded piece of paper, she unfolds it and looks over the hurried drawing, commissioned by Prism seconds after Amane had left. She’d immediately gone to that one third year she’d seen sketching realistic Grimm, and after paying a hefty fee for her immediate attention, described every detail she remembered about Amane’s face before the two hours were up. She remembers thinking it was a fairly accurate match to her friend before forgetting what she looked like, so hopefully the picture was accurate. It was something to remember her by, at least.

Folding it up again, Prism tucks it back into her best and straightens her cravate again. The rest of Casanova still needed their fearless leader, no matter how much it hurt to lose a friend. Especially with the arrival of their new teammate, who was assigned to Casanova almost immediately after Amane’s absence. With only the name Azure Blair to go by, the future looked uncertain - so Prism pulled the familiar worn bomber jacket over her wings again, steeled herself, and moved to step out of the locker room and back into the training ring.

The first she sees (and thinks) was that she managed to miss their new arrival’s… arrival, apparently coming in while she was changing into her combat gear. A minor flush of shame rises at the fact she wasn’t there to greet her, but she pushes past it to focus on the new teammate. She was tall, dressed rather loosely, absent-mindedly strumming a guitar that Prism was willing to bet was her weapon - and had a wolf’s tail hanging from her waist. The slight grin that quirks onto Prism’s face with the addition of another faunus on the team is quickly wiped away as she catches Coconut looking up thankfully at the ceiling. Right, that’d be fun to explain to the new girl.

But regardless of that, Prism had a good first impression to make - and so did her teammates. A piercing whistle shatters the quiet solemnity of the arena, and cuts off Coconut’s initial greeting - interrupted by the familiar click of Prism’s heels carrying her across the arena to join the little group. “Casanova, at attention please! We’re here to greet our new teammate, and saying hi from the ground is no way to introduce yourself, Josie!” The hummingbird faunus announces, her tone turning teasing towards the end of her sentence - there’s obviously no hostility in the leader’s tone towards her teammates.
Regardless of that, Prism pulls up short of Azure, giving a friendly grin up towards the taller faunus. “You must be Azure Blair, right? Just assigned to Team Casanova? I’m Prism Skylark, the leader of our little group - it’s nice to finally meet you!” She chirps, folding one arm behind her back before holding out the other for Azure to take.
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Re: Meet and Beat [Team CASA][Closed]
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2018, 07:13:40 AM »
Jocelyn merely cocked one eyebrow at Prism’s entry, alongside opening one eye to peer at their team leader, full of energy. Seems like she was the only one actively holding on to her memories of their previous member, though even those were fast fading away. It was really sad to realise that in a day or so, they might once again meet but have no idea who she was.

With one hand, she reached to take Azure’s gloved hand, the other pocketing the Ice Dust crystal in her waist bag. First impressions were…honestly not great. Jocelyn found piercings that weren’t on the ear repulsive, and Azure had a navel one; at least it wasn’t on the nose or tongue. Tall, maybe even taller than Coco, but from her angle on the floor it was hard to tell. The guitar helped shift Jocelyn’s view toward the “could get along” side of things, but what finally caught her eye was the wolf tail dangling behind Azure’s back. Prism would finally have someone she could relate to in the group, but Coco would definitely be a problem.

In any case, their leader was right. With Azure now facing Prism and having turned her back on Jocelyn, she extended her mechanical wings from Steam Flower before launching herself into the air with ease, aided by a boost from her pack. She’d been training to improve her mobility from a immobile position ever since she’d been given a shocking wake-up call during their first mission, and basing her movements on Prism who had an actual pair of wings really helped. Now, she gracefully backflipped in mid-air, the sun catching the semi-transparent mesh that acted as the substitute and casting dazzling beams of light on the floor before gliding to the floor to the side Azure.

She waited for Prism to finish her introductions and Azure to take her hand before speaking. ”Good afternoon, Azure. It’s nice to meet you. I’m Jocelyn Antiqua.” she spoke softly, doing a small courtesy while her wings withdrew into their metallic casing. Now that she was standing instead of sitting, Azure would be able to see a distinctive rifle-shaped object on the back of her waist, as well as a clearly marked first-aid kit. Oh, and she finally saw Coconut. What could she say, he didn’t really make himself known like Prism did.
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Re: Meet and Beat [Team CASA][Closed]
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2018, 04:22:35 PM »
Azure halted her playing as she watched the small girl enter the arena. She winced slightly at the sudden sharp chirp of a whistle, her tail puffing up a little in surprise. “Damn, mate, a little warnin’ woulda been nice, yeah?” She said, trying to get her white fur to lie flat. She stared up at the blue haired girl from her position on the ground, having not bothered to get up yet. With a lazy smirk, she used Renegade to climb to her feet, before bowing in an exaggerated manner. “Yep, Azure Blair, the one and only.” She grinned as she bowed, before straightening to her full height. “Might’ve heard of me, might’ve not. Depends on your music taste.” She shrugged casually as she spoke. “And whether or not ya come from Atlas.” Another shrug. She gave off a rather informal overall appearance. Punk attire that in no way screamed professionalism, a supposedly laid back persona, the general casualness of her stance.

Standing up, she realized just how short the other girl, who was apparently her leader, was in comparison to her. She spun her axe once in her hand, before resting it on her shoulder, lumberjack style. Her stance was casual, far from Prism’s seemingly more formal one. She accepted Prism’s handshake, before glancing over at Jocelyn.

“Huh, never seen that before,” she mused. That was one thing she noticed about Beacon, all the unique weapon types. Coming from a small combat school, Azure hadn’t had the chance to see a wide range of stylized weapons. And seeing as most people forged some type of sword or gun, or a mix of the two, that limited the unique weapons category even further. Even in her second school, the most unique thing she’d come across was a pair of rings that folded out into a deadly set of brass knuckles. But this jetpack-type contraption was definitely unique, and rather interesting as well.

With the three other teammates around, Azure’s semblance danced out to feel the energy of the crew, a little disappointed at the energy of the group. Overall, she was getting a melancholy tone. She assumed it had probably had something to do with the loss of their old teammate. She shrugged the feeling off, however, assuming the solemn tone would eventually fade to a brighter energy. At least, that’s what she hoped. It would suck to be on a team of sad people, her semblance would not enjoy that one bit.

Azure’s navy gaze glanced around to asses her new teammates, her tail flicking excitedly, betraying the emotions her nonchalant expression hid. Her fingers drummed against her thigh, restless. She removed Renegade from her shoulder, playing palm muted chords as she recited the names of her teammates to make sure knew them, she had never been very good at remembering names. “Jocelyn, Prism, and... who are you?” She questioned Coconut, having not heard his previous introduction. She stopped playing chords when she asked the question, placing a hand over the strings to mute them. Holding her guitar, her teammates would be able to see that it didn’t look quite like an ordinary guitar. It seemed... slightly off, as though it wasn’t proportioned quite correctly. This was due to the elongated guitar neck and slightly narrower body, which made its axe function easier. The body itself was covered in a myriad of dials and switches and buttons, many more so that what came on a normal electric guitar.

“So I’m assuming we came here to spar, but then question is, is it me against all of you? I’ll take it if it is, that could be interesting.” A smirk followed her words. Azure, reckless, overly confident, impulsive, didn’t see any issue with taking on three people at once. To her, it seemed only like an exciting adventure, rather than a poor decision. She twirled her guitar in her hand again, resting it against the ground to lean on it. She thought of what Aurelia had said about Renegade, about her core failing her. She had to refrain from scoffing at the memory. Renegade wouldn’t die on her, she knew it to be impossible; she’d crafted the weapon, after all, and she made it to last a long, long time.
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Re: Meet and Beat [Team CASA][Closed]
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2018, 03:15:37 AM »
Coconut actually jumped a bit at Prism's voice. He hadn't heard her this commanding in some time now... A massive, lascivious smile crept up on his face as he saluted back and straightened himself out, unsure what else he should do. "Y-yes, ma'am!"

A part of his mind was glad that the new girl and Prism's bossiness was able to take his mind off Amane so quickly. Another was almost upset how that was the case - in just a little while he would forget what she even looked like. Forgetting a girl like that didn't sit right with Coco, not in the slightest. But that was the way things were - he could only accept it and move on.

It was now time to focus on the new girl.

Azure Blair. Tall - about as tall as he was, even! Great hips, sizeable chest - nice. The blue tint in her hair was definitely a good look in Coco's books, as were the piercings - he wouldn't get one himself but he found them appealing, unlike some people. And finally... The tail. The t a i l. Blessed be whichever gods had granted Coconut another faunus teammate.

The poor guy was sweating like a pig when Azure asked him to reintroduce himself, though luckily his coat hid most of it - his face was glistening, though. "C-coconut! Coconut Cream!"

"Y-you think you can take three people at once?" Coconut asked, that dumb smile still on his face. Was this girl really that good? Was she just cocky? Was he okay with it either way?

Probably not, possibly and yes.
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Re: Meet and Beat [Team CASA][Closed]
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2018, 12:55:05 AM »
“Just me right off the bat, I’m afraid.” Prism interjects, trying to cut off Coconut’s rather… lascivious comment. She gives Azure’s hand a surprisingly firm shake, before shooting the only male member of Casanova a glare. Behave, or else - it seems like the leader of the team runs a fairly tight ship. “And sorry about the surprise - I think I might’ve heard you once or twice in passing, and at least occasionally on the radio? Never really spent much time listening to music.” She answers faintly. She waves her hand in the air, moving the point on - there’s a lot more to do, and it’d do good to get the rest of the team’s mind off of Amane.

“Regardless, three on one seems a bit harsh to start off, so I’m going to give you a bit of a different challenge.” She answers, taking a step away from the group and unhooking the thin metallic box from her back in one smooth motion. Shifting off the safety and flicking a lever along the outside of the weapon, a long shaft extends from one end, while the main body of the weapons delicately folds outward to form a razor-sharp blade - only taking seconds to form Prism’s characteristic glaive. “I want you to try to land a hit on me. Not trying to take me down necessarily, but just land a single, solid hit. This’ll give me a good feel of your combat skills, and give Josie and Coco hear a chance to see you in action. Sound alright to everyone?” She asks, glancing around the room and looking for approval.

Regardless, another couple steps back - and slides her stance out, gripping the staff of her weapon with both hands.
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