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Re: At the mountains Summit
« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2019, 03:50:53 AM »
The leader of the renegade miners gave a cruel, ugly smile. ‘It’s a dangerous land out ‘dere kiddo or did your mamma never tell ya. But now we got work to do and … er wassa the word…. Quotas, yea quotas to fill.’ The miner’s leader yelled out at Toast. Now as their eyes adjusted to the light ladybug continued the stream into the mining shaft the miners looked like they were getting some of their confidence back. Two kids, Dawn was out of their sight, against four miners seemed good odds to them. They weren’t. Still, they advanced buoyed by their leader's words, their number and size advantage and of course to protect their ‘get-rich-quick scheme.’

Some of the miners laughed at Toast’s second joke but even that was dominated in sound and enthusiasm by the leader’s. ‘Yo’know what’s so funny ‘bout dat, old Steevey here does a few sing jobs, funerals mostly. A bit too much like double dipping for me but I never say no to coin, so what’s this thing you want done. Maybe we can help or maybe we can show you all on your way.’ The mining leader continued her taunts and threats clearly not taking well to Toast’s attempt to calm down the situations. ‘Steevey,’ the one who reacted when his name was called, grinned widely and followed his fellow miners, they had gotten pretty close by now and the miner in the drill had managed to turn it around and was following suit, it looked capable of some pretty crazy speed but for now it’s driver seemed content to slowly catch up to their fellows. Not nothing more than violet taunts have been offered yet.

There was a heavy intake of breath from the other side the speaker Camelia and Cauze. The doctor was clearly annoyed about how the Huntsman team he had requested had delayed themselves as well as finding very little of merit from Camelia. ’I have no questions for you girly, you lot are here to assist me in providing a third-party analysis to these horrible accidents nothing more. Go get your teammates a bring them here, if there are rats in the tunnels we will send exterminators in, no need for you to distract yourself further.’ Dr Cauze lazily responded, what little courtesy he offered was at best backhanded and far more likely sarcastic. 
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Re: At the mountains Summit
« Reply #16 on: March 05, 2019, 10:24:01 PM »
Toast stood casually as the miners approached him, seemingly without a care in the world in regard to the taunts and threats levied at him.  It’s not that he’s oblivious to them, the miners' subtlety leaves much to be desired.  It’s just that he’s confident he’s not in any real danger.

That being said, these “law-abiding citizens” are probably too dumb to realize they’re out of their depth, and they look like they’re raring for a fight.  Unfortunately, a fight isn’t going to get Toast or the rest of the group any of the information they need, and would ultimately be a waste of time.  He needs to give these goons a reason to think for a minute before things get violent.

”Oh yeah, my momma told me all about that.  She makes me tell her about everywhere I go, and if I don’t come back when I say I will, she’ll get real mad and come looking for me,” he says to the miners, hoping they get the implication he’s laying down.

When “Steevey’s” side gig gets brought up, Toast kind of smirks and says, ”Oh yeah?  Rumor has it there’s been an increase in demand in your line of work recently.  I heard somebody’s been taking out Faunus, and, well,” he gestures to his tail, ”I’d rather not end up like them.”

”So,” he continues, as he reaches into his pocket, pulls out a lien card, and starts twirling it between his fingers, ”If y’all know anything about what’s been going on, I’m sure Momma will be too happy to ask about what else I’ve been up to.”  The cat faunus trails off, his tail slowly waving from side to side as he lets his offer sink into the minds of the miners.  In the meantime, Toast sizes up the group of them up and starts thinking about what to do if they need a more heavy-handed approach.

If the miners do attack, Toast won’t draw blades.  Instead, he’ll trip up one of the miners and use the point of contact to activate his semblance with wind dust.  When whatever unfortunate fellow breaks the sphere, he’ll hopefully be blasted back into one of his buddies, taking two of them out in one swoop.  Then, using the distraction that will probably cause, he’ll slip behind the other two miners.

That’s the plan at least, but plans have unfortunate survival rate when running into idiocy.
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Re: At the mountains Summit
« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2019, 12:20:29 PM »
As the exchange went on Revya could feel the tension around him and let his hand rest on the guard of his sword, waiting patiently and hoping things didn't go south.
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Re: At the mountains Summit
« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2019, 03:23:20 AM »
Dawn watched the movements of the miners with narrowed eyes. A warning shot to their feet may be enough to make them shrink back and consider their idea of an attack, but that would also reveal her presence. They didn't seem to have noticed her yet, and the longer she could use that to her advantage the better. Nonetheless, she held up her arm, with Phoenix Flame still aimed at their opponents. First, it was on the group of miners, but then she shifted her focus to the drill and the person inside. She could certainly incapacitate it. Everything would have to be perfectly timed for that though. And what to do after? Who knows how the miners would react to her destroying their machine. With a quick glance to the side, she reassured herself that Dragon's breath was loaded with the right kind of dust. It was risky but possible. She only needs to wait for the right moment. As belligerent as the workers looked, none of them had attacked yet, it would be a mistake for them to make the first move. The four workers were all armed, this shouldn't be a problem for Toast and Revya though. It would surprise her if it was. With this said, she continued to focus on the drill.
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Re: At the mountains Summit
« Reply #19 on: March 18, 2019, 02:57:22 PM »
Her employer's complete lack of interest and borderline narcissism didn't pass over Cammie's head. Managing to hold back the urge to grind her teeth or tighten her fists, she responded with a stiff yet polite "Yes, sir!" before walking out of the elevator. After having put Orion back in its harness, she legged it back to where she came from, though still alert to any sounds other than her footfalls (which she actively tried to make as quiet as possible despite her speed). Once she came within sight of the shoddy fork in the tunnel, she'd slow down to a mere fast walk until she joined up with her companions.
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Re: At the mountains Summit
« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2019, 07:06:13 AM »
The miners grimaced at being reminded that any missing persons would inevitably draw the ire from the people living above, particularly children. Their operation relied heavily on slipping under the radar of the mining authorities and few things grab headlines like missing children. ‘Fair ‘nough. Dere ‘ave been a few deaths, accidents they top folk say. Us lower folk gettin’ to where they don’t belong. Saw one of dem not long after she crushed herself, looked like a slaughterhouse, must have rangled herself up real good on the cogs. If dere weren’t her glasses nobody would ‘ave recognised her. Celestine or that was her stage name anyhow, used to run with the … was it called… Hipp-drone-e...Hippodrome, yea that’s it. The Prestigious Hippodrome, big circus yonks back they were good fun when I was a runt, don’t know why an I don’t really care.’ The leader answered before gesturing Toast, Revya, and unbeknownst to them Dawn and Camelia to leave. ‘You place dat card down on a rock and we will all get it once we are done here, not a word about dis when you lot get upstairs. Dere ain’t many travellers to Falcon Haven this time of year and fewer still from the tunnels, we’ll be able to find ya and take what we would have gotten here out of your hides.’ The miner's leader shouted her latest, and unless anyone had anything to add, last threat to the party.

By now Camelia would have made her way back to Dawn, Toast and Reyva and she was just in time to see the miners turn around and head back to work. They still spared the group of Hunters and Huntresses in training glances while they worked, only the leader seemed to fully turn her attention back to the task at hand and even in her head, she was still worried about what could happen once Falcon Haven found out about her little operation. She could carry through with her threats, or at least try to but vengeance doesn’t pay bills and she wouldn’t keep her boys loyalty if they didn’t think she could bring in money.
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Re: At the mountains Summit
« Reply #21 on: March 22, 2019, 01:34:01 PM »
Toast smirked at the souring expressions of the miners after mention of his “momma”.  Well, he already knew that they didn’t want anyone snooping around their business, so their reactions were to be expected.  Still, there was an odd bit of satisfaction in seeing the thugs go from outright bullying to shrinking violets with the use of a few choice words.

What wasn’t satisfying, however, was the story of Celestine.  For the first time since he landed in Falcon Haven, Toast’s smile fell.  It wasn’t the fact she was a faunus nor the grueling imagery the miner used to describe her death that pissed him off, though.  She was circus folk, like him.  And if this “Hippodrome” was anything like his father’s circus, then they’re only purpose was to make people happy.  And targeting people like that could only be described as a “dick move”.

However, Toast still had a performance to finish, and his smile fell for only a brief moment before returning. ”Don’t worry, Momma won’t hear anything from me,” he assures the miners as they turn to go back to work.  He takes a brief moment to see if he can pick some of their pockets, but they seem to be a bit too wary.  He resists the urge to click his tongue in annoyance and flips the card onto the designated rock before nonchalantly strolling back to the rest of the group.

”Well, I’d say that went pretty well, wouldn’t you?” he asks as they head back toward the elevator, out of earshot of the miners.
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