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Big Guns and Bigger Booms [CLOSED]
« on: November 10, 2018, 03:10:53 PM »
In amidst the hustle and bustle of a regular Beacon school day, the mission notice board would always be visited constantly, be it by a single 4th year veteran or a fresh new team of 1st years eager to prove their worth to the wide world of Remnant. Quests posted on the electronic board would normally quickly be snapped up by hunters-in-training looking to earn mission credit for their reports, and Beacon has been praised for having one of the highest acceptance rates of any academy. However, one particular mission has stayed on the board, with even 4th years looking it over before shaking their heads and moving on. The notice goes as follows:

MISSION BRIEFING:

Hunters wanted to carry out an extermination mission around the borders of Vale. Must be equipped with suitably heavy weaponry to deal with large-scale threats including full-grown Death Stalkers, King Taijitu, Beringels. Possibility of having to engage with Goliaths. Will be accompanied by a fully trained Huntsman.

DANGER LEVEL: ★★★★★☆
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Re: Big Guns and Bigger Booms [CLOSED]
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2018, 04:25:30 PM »
As he walked back from the firing range to his dorm, Smokey was feeling a bit restless.  He’s got a lot going on in his head right now, and no matter what he does to try and distract himself, his mind always wonders back to one of those topics.

That doesn’t sit well with Smokey.  He’s not the thinking type.  If he had it his way, he’d just let the Serins of the world deal with the complicated issues, while he’d just beat the ever-living snot outta some Grimm.  Yup, if Smokey was in charge, the world would be a lot simpler.

But no, the world doesn’t conform for anyone, and Smokey’s left to deal with his personal problems on his own.  And they are personal problems.  Monetary problems, to be precise.  He fired the Good News once in the Vytal Festival, and that alone took a chunk out of his wallet.  Sure, since his Dad was nearby, the replacement didn’t take long to make, but if he has to replace a bullet while he’s in Beacon or as a fully-fledged huntsman out in the field, he may not be able to afford the time or the money.

What’s worse, that one bullet he used amounted to pretty much nothing.  To be honest, he was pinning his hopes on scoring a sponsor to fund the Good News.  But who in their right mind would fund something that doesn’t provide effective results?  In the match he used it in, Smokey lost in an absolute blow-out, only dealing damage when the fight was effectively already over. 

Oh, there’s also that.  Smokey got spanked in that bout, no doubt about it.  He had no answer for Prism in terms of combat, and that stung.  It stung hard.  He doesn’t think he’s the type to go down without a fight, but he couldn’t even get a single shot off on her.  Is she really just that much better than him?  Between that and his loss in the first round of the 2v2 bracket, Smokey’s confidence has taken a pretty hefty hit.

What he really wants right now is a chance to prove his worth, to show that he isn’t just “compensating for something” by carrying around massive weaponry.  Maybe that’s why his feet took him to the notice board, hoping something there would give him the opportunity to show his stuff.

And, as fate would have it, there was something.

He read the briefing once, twice, three times, wondering if he should pinch himself to make sure he wasn’t dreaming.  This mission was practically made for him.  Those were the exact types of Grimm he had signed on to fight: he wanted to take on the biggest and the baddest.  He had to take them on.  And, before he even realized he was doing it, Smokey had pressed the “Accept” button to take the mission.  Unfortunately…

A red dialog box appeared after he punched in his credentials.  ”’Denied’, huh?  Figures,” the gunlugger said dejectedly.  What did he expect?  The mission had a danger rating of five stars, no way a first year would be allowed to take on something of that magnitude.
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Re: Big Guns and Bigger Booms [CLOSED]
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2018, 05:25:35 PM »
While Smokey was mulling around the mission board cursing his luck, a girl with a mix of brown and blonde hair, about the same height, walked by the board before doing a double take and leaning back for another look. ”You mind if I take a look?” she asked, before rapidly scanning the details like one would extract the important details from a newspaper, her light blue eyes flicking back and forth. ”Ohhh this is the perfect mission for me! I haven’t had a chance like this come by in ages!” she squealed loudly, stretching her hand out eagerly to enter her student details and press “Accept” - only for the same result to come up in big red bold letters.

”Aww…” The girl pouted, crossing her arms and sticking her lower lip out like a child would at the beginning of a temper tantrum. ”C’mon, I’m a second year! I can handle this, no problem!” she whined at the board, before realising that she was complaining to a non-living object and merely making a fool of herself. Instead, her focus turned to Smokey who was still standing next to her, looking slightly forlorn and more than a bit disappointed. ”Lemme guess, same situation? Then you must have some pretty strong firepower, right? Can I see em?” The girl’s enthusiasm was overflowing even after being rejected, almost the complete opposite of Smokey’s.

”Actually, you look familiar… Were you the one wielding the giant artillery piece in the Vytal Tournament? Something to do with a bear…Smokey, right?” The girl beamed, clearly pleased to have made a new acquaintance, if not a friend. ”My name’s Lunae! It’s a pleasure to meet you!”

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Re: Big Guns and Bigger Booms [CLOSED]
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2018, 09:12:10 PM »
Smokey was about to head off when another student walked by, apparently interested in the same mission that just denied him seconds ago.  He was about to tell the girl not to bother, but then she practically squealed in his ear and caused him to flinch in shock.  Apparently, he wasn’t the only one interested in big game hunting.  That being said, as soon as the girl hit “Accept”, the exact same dialog box popped up.   

However, while Smokey accepted the results relatively stoically, this student looked like she was about to throw a temper tantrum, complete with extended lower lip.  Wait, she’s a second year?  Smokey’s expression shifted slightly from disappointed stoicism to confusion as he watched the girl pout at a screen.  He grew even more confused when she turned toward him still seemingly bristling with enthusiasm.  How can one person have so much energy?

”Uh…” is the only thing Smokey manages to get out after she asks her first question before she moves on to the next topic.  ”Uh, yeah.  That was me.  Smokey Emberstone, nice to meetcha,” he responds.  What the hell does a bear have to do with his name?  ”Uh, if you’re lookin’ for the gun, she’s in my locker at the moment.  Only girl I got with me right now is Matchstick,” he transitions awkwardly, gesturing to the revolver strapped to his waist.  Look, Smokey’s not a great conversationalist, so if this chick’s interested in guns, he’s more than happy to oblige.
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Re: Big Guns and Bigger Booms [CLOSED]
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2018, 06:22:02 AM »
”Oh. That’s too bad.” Lunae visibly deflates for a few moments, before perking back up. ”Well, that can’t be helped, can it? I’m assuming you wanted to bring your cannon out for a spin against some of the biggest targets on offer. It’s remarkable how hard it is to find something you can really let loose on, isn’t it? Not to mention the prices - though it must go doubly for your behemoth. I can imagine how hard it would be to acquire ammunition for it, assuming it’s all custom-made.” She continued speaking, hands now clasped behind her back. ”Oh, I know this because my family runs a small gun store in Vale. It’s quite standard, really - there’s nothing in there that you won’t find elsewhere, but I can certainly vouch for the quality.”

”So, d’ya think - “ Lunae’s next sentence is cut short by a low clearing of the throat behind the two students, clearly meant to get their attention. Turning on her heels, she came face to face with a rumpled suit and cravat, before casting her eyes upward to see a familiar face. ”Professor Talandar! Good day, sir.” she exclaimed.
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Re: Big Guns and Bigger Booms [CLOSED]
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2018, 05:15:34 PM »
Watching Lunae deflate and inflate at whim like she was the world’s ficklest balloon would have been amusing if it wasn’t so bizarre to Smokey.  ”Uh, yeah, that was the plan, at least,” he starts to respond.  ”Hell, I signed on to fight to giant monsters, but here I am, hoping I can get an assignment with something bigger than an Ursa.  I’m practically wasting ammo if I take a shot at a Beowolf!”  Smokey recognized the hint of complaint in his voice, but he really needed the opportunity to vent.

”Oh, don’t get me started on the prices.  You want anything above ‘standard’—” Smokey puts air quotes around the word “standard”—”quality, then the dust merchants charge ya’ an arm and a leg.  They’re highway robbers, I swear!”  Yeah, he’s definitely complaining. 

”You, too?” Smokey asks upon hearing the weapon shop comment, ”My pops owns a shop up in Mantle, though you probably won’t—“ the sound of a throat clearing grabs Smokey’s attention, causing him to whirl around.  A man stands before them, someone Smokey’s never met.  But when Lunae calls him “professor”, Smokey acknowledges him with a simple ”Professor.”
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Re: Big Guns and Bigger Booms [CLOSED]
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2018, 06:07:22 PM »
The professor towers over the two students, though not in any sort of way that would indicate that the duo were in trouble. It was simply that he was naturally menacing with that height and build, even without any sort of visible combat attire. ”Ah, Miss Terenas and Mr Emberstone. I cannot say that I am surprised to see you two here.” the teacher muses, both hands in his pockets. Clearly, he had no intention of acting like a proper professor. ”Before I get to what I wanted to say, allow me to offer my consolations on dropping out of the Vytal Tournament, Mr Emberstone. Flying human opponents are about as common as a Beowolf swimming, but you handled the situation with a degree of creativity and composure that others would lack in that situation.”

”Pardon me going off on a tangent for I am sure you have better things than listen to me ramble on. When the two of you tried to accept the mission behind you, I was notified because I was the one who set the mission up.” The professor says. Rather than being annoyed like some teachers would, Lunae noticed a new vigour in the teacher’s tone, different from when he’d sit down with the class to do boring paperwork. During those lessons she got the impression that Professor Talandar was unnaturally restless and seemed about ready to tear his hair out, but now that was gone, replaced with the sort of energy she used to see from the Hunters who came into their family’s store. ”When I initially posted this mission, I failed to take into account the fact that it seems like most 4th years do not carry the punch required for this, as evidenced from the fact that this has remained on the board. Normally, 1st and 2nd years would be prohibited from taking missions of 4-star difficulty or above, but teachers can make exceptions to this. I am assuming that both of you are still keen?” Lunae simply bounced on the balls of her feet and nodded frantically, careful not to explode in a torrent of words.
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Re: Big Guns and Bigger Booms [CLOSED]
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2018, 03:22:28 PM »
As Smokey cranes his neck to look up at the professor, he silently curses his vertical challenges once again.   The professor’s easily a foot taller than him, which means Smokey’s barely at eye level with the teacher’s armpit.  Man, being short sucks!

But as Professor Talandar mused on Smokey’s Vytal performance, the gunslinger’s expression goes from his typical “sourpuss” look to one of bewilderment.  Creativity and composure?  He never thought getting spanked in a fight broadcasted to the entire world would result in any form of compliment, and he doesn’t really know how to respond.  He simply scratches his head and mutters, ”Uh, thanks,” in response. 

But as the professor continues explaining the current situation—how he’s the one who set the mission up, how many of the older students don’t carry the required “punch”—Smokey’s face slowly grows brighter and brighter.  When Professor Talandar finally asks if the two were still willing, Smokey’s at a complete loss for words, only able to nod his head and utter in response, ”Uh-huh.”  He makes a mental note to sign up for his class next semester. 
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Re: Big Guns and Bigger Booms [CLOSED]
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2018, 04:09:21 AM »
”Excellent.” Professor Talandar says, his face now vibrant with energy. ”A transport craft can be arranged at quick notice, so there is little rush to get whatever you need from your rooms. I myself will have to arrange excuse notices for your classes as well as get changed, so I would advise you do the same. When both of you are done, do meet outside at the landing zone.” He pulled out his Scroll and began typing, before looking back up. ”Naturally, I will give a more detailed briefing aboard the transport, but I will state beforehand, Mr Emberstone, that you will likely need less ammunition than normal.” With that, he turned on his heels and started walking away.

Once the teacher had left the room, blending into the throng of people walking around campus, Lunae finally exploded into cheers. ”Woohoo! We get to miss classes and blow stuff up? Awesome!” She reached for her hairpin to check if it was still firmly attached, before saying ”My weapon’s in my locker which I can just call down when we’re there so do you need to grab anything?”
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Re: Big Guns and Bigger Booms [CLOSED]
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2018, 11:22:56 AM »
Smokey could hardly believe it.  Smokey just stares stunned at the professor as he gives out instruction, too busy with his own thoughts to note anything other than the meeting spot.  He’s actually going on a mission—an official mission—where he can really let loose.  It’s finally time to show off what Smokey’s full arsenal can—wait, did the professor say he’ll need less ammunition than usual?

Talandar leaves the room before Smokey gets a chance to ask what he meant, and Lunae’s enthusiastic cheering keeps him from chasing after the teacher.  ”Uh, my stuff’s in my locker, too, but I’m probably gonna go grab it anyways,” he responds.  Sure, the lockers could be delivered to any location via rockets, but he’s not going to subject the Good News to that kind of treatment.

He pauses for a moment before continuing, ”You have any idea what he meant by ‘less ammunition’, by any chance?”  As far as Smokey was concerned, you could never have enough “Dakka”.  In fact, he thought that was common wisdom, so being told he’ll need less than normal—especially on a mission like this—was pretty mind boggling.       
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Re: Big Guns and Bigger Booms [CLOSED]
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2018, 02:12:38 PM »
”Oh, he’s like that. Just leaves the explanation off his thoughts.” Lunae replied, rocking back and forth thoughtfully. ”But in fairness, I’ve been in his lessons and you haven’t. It’s to do with my Semblance - I can generate bullets, rockets, grenades, arrows, anything you can name. And yes, that goes for any ranged weapon, even your gigantic cannon. I’m a walking ammo box.” she giggled. ”Rockets are expensive, too, as you should know, and there’s no way I could get through a year of blowing everything I saw up without sending my family into bankruptcy. My Semblance’s a godsend - both to me and any teammate who needs a reload.”

”Anyway, I don’t need anything, so I’ll wait at the landing zone! Seeya!” Lunae called, turning to leave the room before Smokey could say anything. ’Don’t take too long now!”
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Re: Big Guns and Bigger Booms [CLOSED]
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2018, 06:39:41 PM »
Wait, she can make ammo for any kind of gun?  That’s…convenient, if it’s true.  Color Smokey doubtful, though.  The Good News is a specialty weapon that uses a metric fuck-load of dust.  If there’s really such a powerful semblance out there that can recreate an Article on a whim, then he wouldn’t have to worry about funding his weapon at all.  He’s not saying Lunae’s lying about her semblance, he’s just doubting its implied capabilities. 

But Smokey doesn’t get a chance to ask for clarification, as Lunae waltzes out the door as carefree as can be.  Smokey, now alone, looks around the room in a bit of confusion, processing the events of the last minute.  Did all of that really just happen?  He pinches himself to make sure the two people he just met weren’t just apparitions, considering how quickly they showed and disappeared.  Satisfied that he isn’t dreaming, he shrugs his shoulders and makes his way to his locker.  The professor did say he’d need less ammunition that normal, but he didn’t say what to fill the extra space with.  So, Smokey just loads up his normal amount of ammunition.  After all, there ain’t no kill like overkill.



Decked out in his combat attire, Smokey made his way to the landing zone.  The Good News is strapped to his back in storage form, giving it the guise of an overly-convoluted box.  Matchstick is in its usual place, strapped to his waist inside his coat, and all of his dust is present and accounted for.  He has everything he needs, but his bad habit of constantly running through his mental checklist before a mission won’t let him be satisfied.  He just runs through it again and again until he reaches the designated rendezvous point.

Professor Talandar did say there was no rush, but he also implied that he wanted to get started as soon as possible, so there’s really no telling if Smokey’s late or not until he arrives on location. 
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Re: Big Guns and Bigger Booms [CLOSED]
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2018, 12:36:31 PM »
Professor Talandar greeted the 1st year as they stepped onto the landing pad. ”Thank you for being punctual.” The Hunter was now dressed immaculately in a freshly ironed tailcoat which fit the Hunter’s broad and tall frame perfectly, and a equally fresh pair of suit trousers. If it wasn’t for the gleaming gold ceremonial-design armour that caught the light and glimmered like diamonds, one could be forgiven for thinking he was going on a business trip instead of an extermination mission. Just poking over the back of the high arching armour was a blunt grey metallic barrel, which would seem incomplete until the teacher turned around and exposed the folded length of the very large cannon-lance hybrid. As well as that, a grey heater shield seemed to be floating, attached to Ferus’s left gauntlet, completing his equipment. Clearly, the professor was prepared for a large-scale attack.

”Soorrryy I’m late!” A loud shout revealed the second year running toward the duo, out of breath. ”I know I said I was going to just call in a locker when we got there but I also thought ‘better safe than sorry’ so in the end I decided to bring Flauros with me.” Lifting her arms up she showed the two a simple assault rifle with a circular tube under the firing barrel. ”I hope I didn’t keep you two long.”
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Re: Big Guns and Bigger Booms [CLOSED]
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2018, 10:58:48 PM »
Seeing the professor already there was a bit of a surprise to Smokey: he hadn’t exactly wasted too much time getting ready, and Professor Talandar looked like he had much more gear to put on.  Maybe he was just excited?  Smokey responds to his greeting with a quick, ”No problem,” and finds a spot to sit down while they wait for Lunae to arrive. 

Taking a look at the teacher’s equipment, Smokey noted that he, too, preferred heavy weaponry.  At the very least, he looked the type that like to get up close and beat the stuffing out of anything that gets in his way, rather than rely on finesse.  That was a bit refreshing, to say the least.  More and more, Smokey felt like people were giving up on brute power in exchange for hopping around like flies.  Or maybe that was just him and he was projecting?

It wasn’t much longer until Lunae arrived, along with her weapon, a simple assault rifle from the looks of it.  That seemed a little lacking in oomph, at least compared to Matchstick and whatever the hell was strapped to Falandar’s back, but that’s not really a fair comparison.  In any case, all three were present and accounted for, so Smokey asked, ”We ready?”
Smokey Emberstone Beacon 1st Year and the Immovable Gunslinger of Team BSSM
 "I've got more than enough firepower to beat you" "You've only got one bullet!" "Like I said, more than enough"

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

Wabul "Toast" Paka Shade 1st year and the Acrobatic Swashbuckler of Team (TBD)  "Hey, I'm gonna go jump off a bridge, who's with me?"