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Re: The Forest for the Trees [CLOSED][ASPN Initiation]
« Reply #30 on: October 05, 2016, 09:13:00 PM »
"Agreed." Sherwood says. Given the creature is already alert, Sherwood decides to draw on different hunting experience than before. Sneaking up on an alert creature with an assumably better sense of smell and hearing than himself was foolhardy. Humanoids weren't made for such a task. He draws on experience chasing large game, the kind that can take a few shots before collapsing but can't escape the minute they know which way to run. Sherwood jogs forward, less focused on silence and more getting a clear view of the battlefield without being directly on the field. He scans the forest around the action as it comes closer, looking for thicker groves of trees and underbrush that would make a good spot to shoot from.

A thought floats up from the back of his mind that he should be working with his teammate somehow. His memory points out that Persimmon had said he would be separating from Sherwood when things 'get hairy.' Sherwood frowned. Seems either of them were used to team tactics. Still, they had four years at Beacon to learn them, along with the rest of their team. He looked forward to that, but for now it's best they both do what they know. These other students need the pair at their best.
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Re: The Forest for the Trees [CLOSED][ASPN Initiation]
« Reply #31 on: October 06, 2016, 10:09:45 AM »
The white side of the snake was moving to the back of Argent, and it was closing in."I will try, partner." Argent switched his position, now bracing for the recoil of the weapon.

Please don't kill me, please don't kill me, please don't kill him! The faunus thought as he pulled the trigger once again, firing the purple dust at the head of the King. His arm recoiled less this time, but his balance got put off slightly by the actual affects of the gravity dust. The beast had been so close that his attack had effected him aswell. Argent took a step back, but soon realised the other head was behind him.

He closed his eyes and switched Silber Brecher back to its hammer form, preparing to strike.

Argent opened his eyes and clenched his hammer, tight.

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Re: The Forest for the Trees [CLOSED][ASPN Initiation]
« Reply #32 on: October 06, 2016, 01:51:44 PM »
As soon as they decided to join the fight, Persimmon spent a few seconds focusing on Sherwood to apply his tracking semblance. With that done, he disappeared from sight. He spent a solid minute finding an appropriate perch, and then got himself set up.

Sherwood's scroll lit up with a notification. A scene popped into view, showing a clearing opposite a rather sparse collection of trees that tried and failed to block the camera's view of the distant snake. At the bottom of the image was a hand-written message reading "Watch this."

The King Taijitu's black head rose up, challenging the elephant faunus to strike with his hammer. The two rapidly approached each other, but never got the chance to collide. The snake recoiled in bewilderment as it wondered where its largest fang on the right side had gone. Persimmon chuckled at the Grimm's reaction as he loaded another impact round. The wildlife within about ten meters of him were less amused, and most ran in fear of the noise his rifle made.

Meanwhile, the white head struggled to reorient itself after the nearly point-blank blast. Dazed and now surrounded, the creature began to worry.
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Re: The Forest for the Trees [CLOSED][ASPN Initiation]
« Reply #33 on: October 06, 2016, 02:15:23 PM »
Noctis smiles seeing the white head of the grimm be dazed. Reaching into his ammo bag he pulls a thin cartridge of yellow dust. Noctis opens the cap at the end of his swords handle to remove the empty vite and replace it. He quickly revs the blades mechanics again, Divines blade became covered in sparks of lightning. He jumped up to running up the Grim's body long body to the white covered scale side. Noctis paused near the head and swung his sword as hard as he could. With the lightning dust equipped to his blade it should- or so he thought, chop off one head.

"Damn this stupid Snake!" Noctis says to himself a bit fed up with the snakes trying to eat him. This was very unlike him.
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Re: The Forest for the Trees [CLOSED][ASPN Initiation]
« Reply #34 on: October 08, 2016, 09:30:48 AM »
Sherwood blinked at the sound of Persimmon's rifle barking. It's a very loud weapon, he summarizes, which seems very unlike the fox. He finds a thicket a fair bit longer than a football field's length from the clearing where the fight was taking place. Sherwood could see the two headed snake clearly now, and the two smaller figures dancing around it. He places his scroll against a tree, showing his and Persimmon's aura on it. Sherwood looks at Persimmon's shot for a moment as he sets his stance, seeing the video of it hitting the snake. It was a good shot.

Given there were friendlies in the area, Sherwood chose not to go for a 100 percent shot on the beast. The blowback could hurt his new classmates, and that's not how you get to know people. However... King Taijitu don't have very heavy armor. Sherwood decides on the weight he can safely fire at and sets his stance. Sherwood pulls the bow back, the arrow and seemingly invisible string coming back slowly as he uses each muscle in his back to their full extent. His other hand doesn't hold the bow, it's braced against the rest with his fingers spread out, tension holding the bow in place. The bow is rock steady against his locked arm and straining muscles. He holds it at full draw, the only physical part of the string coming to rest against the side of his neck. He closes an eye, and exhales slowly, making minuet adjustments to his aim. As his body stills when the air leaves his lunges, he releases the arrow.The bow physically kicks off his open hand, pulled back with a snap towards the glove he wears. The string hand moves straight back, elbow still raised. The bow still stands at attention, raised as if the arrow was still there. Sherwood doesn't look to the arrow either, trusting in his skill, knowing that if he keeps his stance still... It will hit.

The iron arrow flies for the white head of the Taijitu. It rips through the sky, it's speed distorting the air around it and ripping leaves off trees. It's pace is more like a bullet than an arrow as it speed towards the connection of the heads on the Taijitu's body. With any luck, the arrow can pin the thing to a tree so the others can run away or finish it off with ranged attacks.

Sherwood looks through Persimmon's camera, for a closer view of his shot. Sherwood would be impressed, but everything was a little too perfect for this to count as impressive; between the snake not moving, and him having all the time in the world to shoot. He might as well have been shooting the broad side of the family barn.
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Re: The Forest for the Trees [CLOSED][ASPN Initiation]
« Reply #35 on: October 08, 2016, 10:22:43 AM »
That makes sense, of course. Argent thought as the iron arrow flew toward the snake that had just been shot. He was ready to attack the snake when it happened, but he decided it would be in his best interests to focus on protecting his friend, rather than going on the offensive; considering that he had apparent backup.

"I believe it is best if we retreat and attack from the distance, my companion. I'll be right behind you. Argent gave a smirk to Noctis as he himself began to back up, with his hammer raised and himself at ease. Argent knew that he, himself had cover from the ranged attackers.

He hoped so, anyway.

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Re: The Forest for the Trees [CLOSED][ASPN Initiation]
« Reply #36 on: October 08, 2016, 10:45:19 AM »
The white head of the King Taijitu shook off the cannon's impact. The snake felt a tingling sensation progressively moving up the white side of its body as the boy with the electric blade closed in for the killing blow. It turned to face the boy just in time to look its killer straight in the face as he sliced clean through its neck, rendering the white half of the King's body useless.

The archer's arrow plunged deep into the black head with incredible force, enough to take the creature down for a few seconds. The King Taijitu struggled to get back up and tried to charge once more at the elephant faunus, but between its fatigue, its injury, and the dead weight of the white half, the snake could not move forward. It simply lay there, pathetically struggling before one final bullet from Persimmon put it down for good.


As soon as he verified the threat was dead (its body had begun to disintegrate), Persimmon holstered his weapon and retrieved the Eye. He walked toward his fellow students, first joining up with Sherwood before meeting with the two new boys. "That was even easier than I thought, eh? People always underestimate us sniper-types."
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Re: The Forest for the Trees [CLOSED][ASPN Initiation]
« Reply #37 on: October 08, 2016, 02:15:16 PM »
Noctis stood away from the snake to catch his breath. He leaned on his sword to shift the weight from his left leg to his right. One of his arms slipped of Divine's handle touching the dust infused blade.  He hissed.  With his unharmed hand he drew his gun.

"I'm useless right now," Noctis called waving his gun around.
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« Reply #38 on: October 08, 2016, 10:59:49 PM »
" We are usually seen, not heard after all." Sherwood muses. He nods in greeting to the other boys, recalling the white haired boy, Noctis, from the locker rooms. " My name is Sherwood. This is Persimmon." he says to the elephant faunus. Faunus certainly came in all types, Sherwood notes to himself.

"Are you both uninjured? Will you be alright if we continue on?" he asks. He looks towards the direction of the objective, but turns back to the others. The objective can wait, especially if these two need help.
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« Reply #39 on: October 09, 2016, 11:07:21 AM »
"You're arm.. Argent said to Noctis. He looked up to the pair, whom he recognised from the locker room. The faunus waved at the two.

"I'm..I'm fine, thanks. Though we've met before, I'm Argent, if you don't remember." He walked toward them, his weapon shifting to its neutral form. He held it, for now, not daring to put his weapon out of his hands just yet.

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Re: The Forest for the Trees [CLOSED][ASPN Initiation]
« Reply #40 on: October 09, 2016, 11:52:54 AM »
Persimmon approached the newly expanded group, having been reintroduced to them against his will. "What a coincidence we'd all meet up again. Good thing I got that target practice this morning, or we could've had a problem." As he said this, Persimmon gave a smug grin in Argent's direction.

He looked in the direction of their objective. "I assume we're all planning on travelling together until the end of this mission? In that case, I have one requirement. Hand me your scrolls for a moment." He held out his hand to Noctis and Argent.
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Re: The Forest for the Trees [CLOSED][ASPN Initiation]
« Reply #41 on: October 09, 2016, 02:18:13 PM »
Noctis let out a sigh of relief seeing the other two students from the locker room completely forgetting about his injury. When he was in the locker room Noct didn't bother to listen for their names, this time he'd make sure he'd remember them. Divine's blade reverted to normal meaning he could safely put his blade back into it's resting place on his hip without getting electrocuted. Noct shoved his gun back into the holster, seeing as he wouldn't it anymore.

Hearing Argent mention his arm Noctis just smiled. "I'll be fine." He assure, sounding as if this happened more frequent then not.

"I don't see why we wouldn't," Noctis answers Persimmon's question. Seeing as Persimmon had asked for Noctis' scroll, the white haired male reached into his ammo bag to hand it to him.

When Noct first received his scroll issued by the academy - because his original scroll wouldn't work here in Vale, the white color really didn't suit Noct's creative taste. With his assortment of art markers and pens he drew his family symbol with the crystals actually giving off a bit of a shine illusion.

Sherwood had asked if he and Argent where unharmed. Argent was fine, Noct however...

"We are fine," Noctis tells Sherwood, hiding his arm with a burn mark starting from his inner wrist to his elbow.
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« Reply #42 on: October 09, 2016, 09:30:02 PM »
Sherwood smiles in the direction of the woods, mirth twinkling his eyes and tinging his smile. He never thought Persimmon the type to invite others along voluntarily. If they were sure the two boys were uninjured, he expected Persimmon to suggest going on ahead and he would have agreed. But if his partner wanted a larger group, he must have a reason. Sherwood had only just met the fox faunus, but he was fairly certain the boy had a reason for everything he did.

Sherwood puts together, between Argent's comment and Noctis evasive motion that the latter has some kind of wound. Sherwood frowns slightly, but only rolls his shoulders and sighs. He wasn't going to press them. These were huntsman in training, they surely can take care of their own health. He assumes Noctis knows his limits, and will speak up when they are truly exceeded.

Still, Sherwood decides to keep an eye on the other boy, a soft smile wrapping his expression. Never a bad thing to have another set of eyes watching one's back, and if Sherwood is quiet about it, the other boy will be none the wiser.

"Whenever we're ready then." Sherwood says, grabbing his arrow from the ground and placing it lightly against the string. He motions to and steps towards the other side of the clearing, the direction of the ruin they seek.
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Re: The Forest for the Trees [CLOSED][ASPN Initiation]
« Reply #43 on: October 14, 2016, 02:51:09 PM »
The elephant faunus was confused for a second, but he handed over his scroll nonetheless. Much like Sherwood, Argent had kept his eye on Noctis; perhaps even watching closer than than the archer.
"That way to our goal, then. Be wary, there might be another snake." The boy mused, but he was keeping an eye out for a slithery Grimm, himself. He wouldn't want to get in that sticky a situation again.

Argent looked to his companions. He wanted to be behind them; snakes and the like would have to get through him first, though if his first encounter was anything to go off of, that wouldn't be hard.

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Re: The Forest for the Trees [CLOSED][ASPN Initiation]
« Reply #44 on: October 14, 2016, 03:18:28 PM »
Persimmon took the two scrolls and synced them up to the Eye as efficiently as possible. He operated both at the same time and, when finished, tossed them back to their respective owners. "This thing's a camera of sorts..." He held up the Eye, assuming the two boys would be curious. "It'll be useful during combat. Make sure you take a look when the notification pops up. That means I've got something important- or awesome- to show you."

Of course Persimmon had noticed Noctis hiding his arm (it was frankly pretty obvious), but he didn't bring it up in words. Instead, he tossed his scroll in such a way that he would either have to catch it with the injured arm, showing off his embarrassing injury, or reach awkwardly and inexplicably across his body.
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