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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.
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?"

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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.
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?"