Author Topic: The Seven Stances of the Sword  (Read 214 times)

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The Seven Stances of the Sword
« on: June 16, 2019, 09:52:55 AM »
Within the hallowed halls of Beacon Academy, many a class is held that allows Hunters-in-training to hone their skills, improve their techniques or simply gain experience by fighting one another in a controlled environment. Some are more sought after than most, but the status quo has not changed for a long while - always the same classes held by the same group of teachers.

Until recently.

The official story is the same as shown on all the class boards, open to all years - that a new class has opened, only applicable to Hunters learning the art of the sword, and only two students at that. The only factor that would raise an eye is the location; not held in Beacon, but rather in the far east mountain ranges of Vale, on the coasts facing Mistral's borders. The class is labeled as a school excursion, and is expected to take more than a few days, certainly less than a week. The stories that spread among the students are anything but ordinary, however - that the teacher is none other than Olberic Emeriss, previous Vytal Festival champion and world-class swordsman who, after years of service as a well-known Huntsman, abruptly faded from the public spotlight. Many a aspiring Hunter has sought him out, to learn from one of the best, but to no avail; yet, according to Beacon's class boards, there the name was, clear for all to see.

This experience would be once in a lifetime - invaluable time spent apprenticing under a master of his craft, and even possibly learning the fundamentals of one of his seven legendary swordsmanship techniques that secured him the victory in his Vytal Festival championship and brought fame and fortune to the Hunter. But, as the class description pointedly states, the goal is not so easily obtained. To even begin their class, the two participants must ascend the reportedly Grimm-infested mountain where, near the top, the legendary swordsman awaits his potential pupils.

Class is about to begin...

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  • Camelia Sol
  • Wabul "Toast" Paka




With the plot side out of the way, let's get into details...

This plot is designed to give students character development in terms of combat (because that's almost all we do here anyway), so it doesn't matter which academy or year your student comes from, so long as they wield a sword. Elsewise, what you should expect in terms of development is a general improvement in the fundamentals of combat with a sword, as well as your character learning some advanced techniques using Aura as the basis.

Potentially, if the student is skilled / willing to put in effort and it shows, they may get to learn the basics of what would be considered a move only a Huntsman could learn - a personal move, in other words. However, considering that it is far beyond the levels of what a student studying at the academies would be able to pull off, the student would not be able to use the move immediately. A first year might be able to use a far inferior version in two years practice, while a fourth year with more experience in Aura control might be able to do the same with only one.

The thread is intended to span across a few days, including the mountain ascension and the training at the mountain's peak, so this hopefully should be a action-filled, entertaining plot that ends up benefitting the participants.

Keeping it limited to two people that I'll pick depending on how they'll suit the thread both to keep the plot going, but if there's interest, I might open another similar thread for two more.
« Last Edit: June 19, 2019, 02:07:57 PM by MonsterManic »
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Lunae Terenas - Second Year Student - Unlimited Explosion Works

Graham Dylandy - First Year Member, Team LLGD - Technological Samurai

Jocelyn Antiqua - First Year Member, Team CASA - Combat Medic

Yu Nanhai - First Year Student - Lone Survivor

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Re: The Seven Stances of the Sword
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2019, 10:16:26 AM »
Well, Summer break is around the corner, so I'll give it a try.
I'll sign up Kisha, since she uses the bow feature of her weapon a lot lately and I want her to focus more on her swordsmanship.
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Dragon tamer Mikado Drak - Beacon First Year - Team DASE/Days
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Re: The Seven Stances of the Sword
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2019, 11:03:17 AM »
I'mma shove Camelia in here. Even then, not sure is it counts since she doesn't exactly use swords normally...
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Camelia Sol, Miss Magnetic Personality and Leader of Team CAST
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Re: The Seven Stances of the Sword
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2019, 12:08:56 PM »
I wouldn't mind giving Revya a training thread. (Gray does more than enough of them)
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Re: The Seven Stances of the Sword
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2019, 04:02:57 PM »
I'll toss in Aurelia, pony girl needs more threads  I changed my mind, I'd rather sign up Toast, it'd probably fit him more
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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: The Seven Stances of the Sword
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2019, 02:10:54 PM »
Thread's up! For the two that didn't get their chance this time, if you're still keen on doing something I might be able to work out a plan to ensure you're not left out. Drop me any ideas or suggestions in Discord if so!
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Setsuna Antiqua - First Year Leader, Team ASTC - Chivalrous Shield

Tina Allan - First Year Member, Team ATLA - Twin Sharpshooter

Tieren Augus - First Year Student - Emotional Berserker

Kei Tsz Fung - Fourth Year Member, Team SARK - Silent Duelist

Lunae Terenas - Second Year Student - Unlimited Explosion Works

Graham Dylandy - First Year Member, Team LLGD - Technological Samurai

Jocelyn Antiqua - First Year Member, Team CASA - Combat Medic

Yu Nanhai - First Year Student - Lone Survivor

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Rachel Jonquil - First Year Student - Spirit Summoner

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Prof. Ferus Talandar - Grimm Specialist Teacher at Beacon - One Man Army

Emile Antiqua - Former Professional Huntsman - Gentle Giant