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Re: Hunt for the Howling Storm {CLOSED}
« Reply #60 on: December 03, 2017, 11:21:15 PM »
Akel couldn't see what had happened to the geist, the quiet had given her the thought that it was destroyed, rather quickly at that. She looked towards the cannon and saw that the skeletons had indeed fallen. She was about to speak only for the ear-splitting scream, dropping her weapons as she pressed her hands against her human ears before she was able to adjust the volume on her headset. Bringing it back up to her regular volume as the scream died down she could hear the bones rattling as they moved to the Geist for round two.

Akel decided that since it was only one it would be best to hide Quisling from the geist sight. Grabbing by his arm and moving him into the building and into an old bathroom with walls on all sides "Stay down, stay quiet and don't you dare open this door." Before promptly leaving to retrieve her weapon to join the fight against the geist.
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Re: Hunt for the Howling Storm {CLOSED}
« Reply #61 on: December 08, 2017, 08:43:06 AM »
Solar's defensive bash of the Necro Gigas' claw managed to send bones and blades scattering across the floor... briefly. A few moments later the materials of the lost "hand" rattled, glowed briefly, and leapt back into place, the Geist-form flexing its digits menacingly before reeling back for another blow.

It stopped when it saw Alizarin leap in to catch Solar, its arm relaxing slightly. Instead, a whirl of dark energies suddenly began to flow into the mouth of the canon, building to an ominous point of orange light. The Gigas seemed quite keen on an opportunity to attack two targets at once -- it would fire in a matter of moments if not interrupted.





'What're these references she keeps making?' Cordell wondered to herself as Infrared began tossing remote charges to the rest of the team, leaving the pirate to rub the freshly-punched and relocated arm. Confusion aside, it was clear that the rabbit Faunus had a plan -- a pretty good one at that. With the Geist-thing's chest canon starting to glow, however, it seemed like the plan needed a little help -- specifically, a distraction.

Switching out her ammo types as quick as she was able, Cordell opened fire on the Necro Gigas with a full volley of double-shot. The C-04 rounds weren't particularly damaging, especially since most of what they hit was just bones, but the coating of ice they left behind was enough to make it hard for the Grimm cadaver to move -- and draw it's attention. When its burning eye turned in her direction the captain was quick to fire the blade of her cutlass into the cave ceiling and zipline up and away from Infrared. "I'll distract it -- you make sure yer plan works!"

More ineffectual frost shots rained down as Cordell swung above the abandoned pirate outpost; the Necro Gigas, determined not to have its "body" frozen in place, shattered the ice layer from Cordell's shots and turned to fire at her. It's first round blew a hole in the side of one of the larger buildings just as she swung by it -- and like a struck pinata, a shower of gold coins, glittering in the explosion's brief light, flew from the freshly-made gap. The pirate couldn't help but gasp at the sight; the Geist's aggression had just revealed the hideout's treasure depot. Now their group just had to survive -- preferably by winning -- long enough to collect the loot.

There was something else that caught her eye, however, as she rose towards the cavern roof. In the distance, barely discernible in the gloom of the cave, was what looked to be an elevated platform of some kind... and resting on it, barely a silhouette to the eyes...

... was the outline of a ship.





Shoved into a tiny, dark, stale bathroom. If it weren't for the sounds of battle outside his current predicament would have been shameful... yet Quisling hunkered down and made the most of it, hoping desperately that the old building wouldn't come crashing down around his ears from an errant shot -- or just a board jostling loose. He closed his eyes and listened attentively, trying his best to make out the flow of events.

He was close now. So close to the treasure he sought...
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Re: Hunt for the Howling Storm {CLOSED}
« Reply #62 on: December 09, 2017, 12:25:16 PM »
Ow...Solar thought as she realized too late an entire hand of blades slashed at her and weakened her, she would've slammed into the ground if it weren't for an unlikely hero. "Hey! I didn't need your help" she commented stubbornly as she found herself carried by Alizarin. A glint of orange caught her eye as she suddenly noticed the Grimm's cannon aimed at their direction ready to fire, still airborne Solar panicked "Putmedownordodge!
Putmedownordodge! Put me down or dodge!"
though he didn't give him a choice as she unintentionally clung to him. Lucky for the two the monster was interrupted by Cordell's shots, and revealed the shower of treasure hidden by the structure. Though the reveal of the treasure caught her attention for a moment,her desire to beat the Grimm was stronger, rewards later.
Finally being let down and Alizarin landing she couldn't face him as she mumbled her thanks, she knew herself she wasn't strong enough yet, but she wasn't ready to admit it. "I broke it once I can break it again!" she declared, ignoring the first time was a group effort. Catching one of the charges Infrared threw, her arm begins to glow with the explosive raised above her head. 5 second charge, she counts and throws the bomb powered by her semblance.
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Re: Hunt for the Howling Storm {CLOSED}
« Reply #63 on: December 11, 2017, 12:41:33 PM »
Well that's not good. Alizarin thought as he saw the cannon aiming at him and Solar.
"Hey! I didn't need your help" she commented stubbornly as she found herself carried by Alizarin. A glint of orange caught her eye as she suddenly noticed the Grimm's cannon aimed at their direction ready to fire, still airborne Solar panicked "Putmedownordodge!
Putmedownordodge! Put me down or dodge!"

Alizarin went to comply and drop her only to feel her hands digging into his armour. "LET GO OF ME IF YOU- OH SOD IT!" Alizarin coiled his legs up preparing to kick off the air in an attempt to evade the attack. As he propelled himself and Solar through the air Cordell successfully managed to draw the fire away from them. Landing finally Rust once again used the air as a cushion but even so landed on one knee, letting Solar off. He didn't hear her mumbled thanks as he was too busy focusing on his own labored breathing Damn. I overused my semblance. then a charge landed at his feet and he picked it up. "Screw it. I got one or two more in me." He then wound back a whipped the charge at the Geist as hard as he could. Using his semblance to get eve more distance, aiming straight for the Geist's head. After which he collapsed to his hands and knees panting heavily.
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Re: Hunt for the Howling Storm {CLOSED}
« Reply #64 on: December 14, 2017, 02:13:31 AM »
Infrared flipped off the cover of the detonation button and pressed it at once given how ferociously they threw their charge, hoping for a proximity detonation as close to the head as possible which she remarked at her mistake of not specifying. She now can only tense up and wait for the results, as well as anything the geist can throw at them.
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Re: Hunt for the Howling Storm {CLOSED}
« Reply #65 on: December 23, 2017, 03:40:53 PM »
It seemed the Necro Gigas didn't even notice as the remote charges were hurled its way, so intent was it on targeting the swinging pirate -- only when Alizarin's charge, guided by his Semblance, stuck to the cage-helmet of bones around the Geist's mask did the phantom suddenly discover the devices which had adhered themselves to its cobbled-together body... and by that point it was already much too late.

BOOM!

The mining charges were, as one might expect, shaped explosives designed to punch a clean hole through solid stone. What they did to the Necro Gigas was akin to having several loaded shotguns go off at point-blank range, but dialed up to eleven -- for a brief moment of fire and fury the combined detonations forced it violently in several different directions all at once while simultaneously lighting up the entire cavern in stark flame-hued relief. If it screamed, it was impossible to hear over the force of the unified blasts, and in the aftermath the only sound to be heard was bone fragments scattering across the cavern floor.

In the renewed dark, now hazy with smoke, a single clawed black hand scraped against the stone as it pulled itself forward. The Geist was in tatters; its mask, fragmented and falling to pieces with every movement, was just the most visible sign of how utterly destroyed it now was. The hand it was dragging itself with was the only one it had left, and its ghostly body trailed behind it in barely clinging together ribbons. The orange light from its lone eye flickered, and with a dry, airy gasp it reached futilely towards the other end of the cavern -- as if willing itself towards something -- before the light went out entirely and the arm dropped, limp, to the ground. It was naught but black haze within a few moments.








"Is... is it o-over? ...Hello? A-a-anyone out there?" Quisling voice echoed from the old building he'd been forcibly sheltered into.

Freeing her tethered blade from the stone roof, Cordell landed atop one of the remaining buildings and pulled her flashlight out, sweeping its beam over the scorched stone where the Geist had been slain with a satisfied grin. So much for the "curse" that had kept the pirates of old from reclaiming their hideout. "Oi, nicely done! You lot are a right terror when provoked -- my kinda people." Curiosity getting the better of her, she turned her light towards the far end of the cavern and squinted, trying to make out that shape again and wishing very much that she'd invested in night vision goggles for this endeavor. "Looks like they kept treasure in some'a these buildings; far as I'm concerned, if ye grab it now it's yours. I'm sure ol' Quizy'll wanna take pictures an' such, but ye damn straight earned it."

"I saw somethin' I wanna check out -- back in a jiff."
There was something about the way she said it -- and the fact Cordell was willingly passing up an opportunity to dig into the treasure they'd discovered -- that suggested whatever she'd seen was not only important but personally so, like the cusp of a realized hope. In no time at all she was down from the rooftop and heading across the pirate shanty-town, her flashlight's glow getting further and further away with each urgent step.







 
If you opt to search the nearby buildings, you can simply decide for yourself what your character discovers (old gold & silver coins, jewelry, as well as Dust are all perfectly acceptable loot -- anything that reasonably could be pillaged and endured for 200 years) or if you'd like you can use this random generator (set to '17+') to determine your discoveries. Not all items in the generator are Remnant-applicable.

You also have the option to follow Cordell, though this passes up the first chance to claim loot. There will be additional loot opportunities before the thread ends and further treasure distributed upon completion of 'Hunt for the Howling Storm'.
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Re: Hunt for the Howling Storm {CLOSED}
« Reply #66 on: December 27, 2017, 10:51:57 AM »
Sheilding herself from the explosion and projectile shrapnel, Solar tucked her eyes inside her elbow. With the blast passing over her she uncovered her eyes to see the remains of the Geist struggling to piece itself together in vein, only for it to fade away. "Woohoo! Nothing to it!" she cheered victoriously despiting taking many hits from it.

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"Looks like they kept treasure in some'a these buildings; far as I'm concerned, if ye grab it now it's yours. I'm sure ol' Quizy'll wanna take pictures an' such, but ye damn straight earned it."

"I saw somethin' I wanna check out -- back in a jiff."

Treasure, Solar took a second to gawk at it scattered all over the ground, then at the building with the hole it came from, gold and jewels littering the floor like golden confetti. But that wasn't her nature, it wasn't lost on her that Cordell had a gift for finding things, it wasn't too long ago she watched her open the secret door that lead the group to their current location. Solar wouldv'e never found it on her own in an eternity. Secrets, the unknown, mystery, if there was something Cordell wanted to 'check out' so did she.
 "Cap'n wait for me!" as she followed the self-proclaimed pirate leaving behind the house full of treasure, but not without first at least picking up a single gold coin off the ground on the way to her, she was after all, always curious.
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Re: Hunt for the Howling Storm {CLOSED}
« Reply #67 on: December 30, 2017, 03:53:19 AM »
Alizarin already had his head down when the blast went off and thus didn't see the fate of the geist. He could however figure out what a loud bang, silence and Solar cheering meant and thus allowed himself to take a few additional moments to catch his breath.
"Looks like they kept treasure in some'a these buildings; far as I'm concerned, if ye grab it now it's yours. I'm sure ol' Quizy'll wanna take pictures an' such, but ye damn straight earned it."

"I saw somethin' I wanna check out -- back in a jiff."



with that final comment Alizarin's interest went right up. What could she want other than treasure? I guess there's only one way to find out. With a grunt Alizarin dug the end of his chainsaw into the ground and pushed on it to get himself to his feet. he moved to follow Cordell and Solar but not before reaching into the revealed pile of treasure and pulling out whatever he could fit in his hand. he wound up retrieving a few coins and a vial of fire dust.
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Re: Hunt for the Howling Storm {CLOSED}
« Reply #68 on: January 12, 2018, 05:11:38 PM »
Akel glanced down at all the treasure that had made itself known by the grimm's impromptu chest cannon. Glancing at everything she looked towards the Captain as she headed off into the darkness. Glancing at the treasure and at the quickly disappearing Captain followed by Solar and Alizarin. Also looking back towards the scientist she could only sigh and let the others run off 'I guess I'll just collect some treasure while I wait for Quis to collect his data'.

Kneeling down and glancing at the treasure she wasn't sure what she particularly wanted but thought about her friends back at Beacon. "Guess I'll try and pack light. I do kinda wish there was a pirate hat that wasn't ruined"

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1 ceremonial dagger with a large ruby+ sheath

Akel used her own pockets for the small items and had the birdcage hang off her belt, the chalice and its contents were placed in the bag with what space was left making the bag a lot heavier than it previously was  and lastly the dagger plus its sheath was attached on her other magnetic holster for her main weapon."Don't be too slow about your pictures Quis, we still need to catch up with the Captain after all."
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Re: Hunt for the Howling Storm {CLOSED}
« Reply #69 on: January 15, 2018, 04:17:02 AM »
Infrared rechecked her documents. Let's see... So our mission should be on... the ship? Which is probably wherever the pile of treasure isn't, if they have any tint of common sense. Mission comes first, let's catch up to them.

She made a mental note about aiming for the most inconspicuous pieces of valuables when returning to the hoard and followed the group into whatever they're heading for.
Plus how can I miss out on the macguffin?
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Re: Hunt for the Howling Storm {CLOSED}
« Reply #70 on: January 16, 2018, 05:40:59 AM »
(OOC: Gonna cover a fair bit of ground here -- we're nearing the last major events of the thread and I don't want to keep anyone waiting, so hold onto your hats!  ;D )



Up ahead in the darkness, Cordell's flashlight danced up and down as she ran, the pirate moving with ever increasing urgency. It wasn't that she was trying to put distance between herself and the group... more that she had suddenly lost herself in anticipation, drawn forward by a desperate need to know. Was it? Was it truly? The cobbled-together buildings gradually gave way to an empty stretch of cave where the wooden walkway nearly doubled in width, leading a clear path across the bare natural stone. And at the end of that path, like an altar to some ancient god, rose a single huge platform: an elevated dry dock of thick wooden beams and huge stone blocks, with zig-zag stairs leading up both sides of it. Seated in the cradle of that docking platform like a sleeping behemoth rested a ship...

... THE ship.


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Those closest to her when Cordell came to an abrupt stop would hear her gasp, the sharp intake of breath held for several long seconds before an entirely out-of-character fangirlish squee of joy and delight came from the normally unwavering captain. "It's here... I can't believe it's HERE!" Awestruck, her flashlight shed its ray across the huge hull of the ship, going from the sealed under-slung gun ports to the fore and aft propeller blades, the turreted top deck cannons wrought into the likeness of snarling Beowolves, all the way up the rising masts to where the sails waited in furled-up rolls. "It's . . . intact. After all this time, two hundred years. I... I can't believe it..."

Pausing to wait as her companions caught up to her, Cordell turned at their approach and smiled a grin that simply beamed with excitement. "Th' Howling Storm! I'd hoped, but not even dared t' believe, yet... it's in one piece! C'mon!" She waved them on, then began bounding up the stairs as fast as her legs could carry her.







Quisling hadn't waited long with Akel at the treasure pile, snapping a few hurried photos of old coins and jewelry before quietly slipping off into the dark, not even announcing his departure from the scene. He could hear, at the far end of the cavern, that Cordell had found something that had her in a tizzy, and that likely meant that the Crown wasn't far.

It was almost time. Almost...






Though the deck of the ship creaked and groaned beneath the adventurers' steps, it held fast. The old airship was remarkably intact despite its age, no doubt due to the dry and sealed-up conditions within the cavern; every step resulted in a stirring of long-settled dust, but otherwise the ages seemed to have done little harm to the vessel. Cordell pointed this out as they boarded, explaining that the wood of the ship would have been treated to endure both moisture and altitude, giving it impressive staying power and limiting the need to replace anything that didn't end up damaged in a raid. She walked the deck with an almost religious reverence, breath half-held as she ran her hand across the surface of the main mast, lost in an almost dream-like reverie.

And then, something entirely unexpected occurred. It began with the faintest wisp of light tracing along a length of iron-corded rope, almost like phantom electricity moving in slow motion. Then another, and another, and another. Shocked as she caught sight of it, Cordell instantly drew pistol and blade... but no enemy appeared. Instead a network of ropes that seemed to lace into and throughout much of the ship slowly began to glow with a soft, pulsing blue light, enough that the entire deck and much of the surrounding cave could be made out with mere human vision. For the most part these cords disappeared into small holes in the deck, almost like circuitry installed in a building's walls, but there was one point where they seemed to come together -- one point glowing far more brightly than the rest: the ship's main wheel.

"... No." Stunned, Cordell could barely whisper at first. "No. No no no. No! It' can't be!" These, however, were words of awe, not fear or concern. The young pirates eyes were wide with wonder as she looked at the glowing lines, then turned to her companions. "It's the ship's Floatstone -- it's reactin'!" She spun on her heel, tucking her weapons away as she ran with childish abandon towards the helm, hesitating just a moment in nervousness before gripping the spokes and closing her eyes. Long moments passed, whole minutes... and as they did, the energy in Cordell's expression gradually subsided and dropped away. Finally, with a sigh, she let go of the wheel and shook her head. ". . . But not to me, t'would seem." The disappointment writ on her face was as plain as day, but she did what she could to gather herself.

Closing her eyes once again, she pulsed her Semblance for a moment and concentrated. "So th' ship's Floatstone is still imprinted on ol' Grimshaw, it seems -- not just anybody can use it. But it is responding t' somebody here, somehow. Could be yer Aura's just similar enough... or might be somethin' more." After another moment her eyes snapped open, blinking in surprise. "Blow me down an' call me a bilge rat... two of ye! Rust, Solar, th' ship's Floatstone be reactin' to yer Auras! And not just that. The strongest concentration o' Dust I've ever sensed is in th' ship's hold -- it's gotta be th' Sorcerer's Crown. I think... I think we can use th' ship t' haul it and all the treasure we can find outta this hole."
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Re: Hunt for the Howling Storm {CLOSED}
« Reply #71 on: January 17, 2018, 09:50:29 AM »
"Woah coool!" Solar was awestruck at the sight of the legendary ship. Not so much as Cordell herself who understood its historical significance, but still enough for the twinkle in her eyes to shine bright with anticipation.
Upon climbing aboard the ship, like a child in a candy store Solar took it upon herself to explore and touch just about any part of the ship she came across. "Soo how does this ship work? Is it like the captain's ship powered by dust? Its got sails so is it powered by wind? Ooh these cannons are so cool!" playing about Solar pretended to fire off one of the Beowolf shaped cannons. "Arr fire the cannons! Hehe" She commanded in a her pirate voice at no one in particular. Facing the middle of the ship something else caught her interest as she went bouncing towards the ship's main wheel.

 But it happend before she could reach it. The faint blue light that snaked all over the ship, like roots of a tree that spread everywhere the light enveloped the vessel and centered at the wheel Solar was headed for."What is this?"


Closing her eyes once again, she pulsed her Semblance for a moment and concentrated. "So th' ship's Floatstone is still imprinted on ol' Grimshaw, it seems -- not just anybody can use it. But it is responding t' somebody here, somehow. Could be yer Aura's just similar enough... or might be somethin' more." After another moment her eyes snapped open, blinking in surprise. "Blow me down an' call me a bilge rat... two of ye! Rust, Solar, th' ship's Floatstone be reactin' to yer Auras! And not just that. The strongest concentration o' Dust I've ever sensed is in th' ship's hold -- it's gotta be th' Sorcerer's Crown. I think... I think we can use th' ship t' haul it and all the treasure we can find outta this hole."

"What does that mean cap'n? What's the Sorcerer's Crown? What's our aura doing?" Cordell's words didn't sink into Solar, she had to understand better what her role in all this was.
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Re: Hunt for the Howling Storm {CLOSED}
« Reply #72 on: January 17, 2018, 11:28:57 AM »
Rust followed Solar and Cordell aboard similarly awestruck but demonstrating more composure than them. Pacing around and slowly turning as he took in the details of what he was seeing and submitting to just being in awe for a time. That was until the ropes started pulsing light. At which point a metallic screeching rang out as Onyx Ripper was revved hard and raised in a defensive stance before being promptly lowered and idling as it became apparent there was no threat. At Cordell's reaction Rust turned to her. An unseen eyebrow raised skeptically. "What? You think my aura is somehow similar enough to this Grimshaw guy that the ship thinks I'm him, or one of his relatives? Also how exactly do you plan to use it? We're in a sealed cave." Despite his voiced doubts Rust's voice made it very apparent he was just as excited as the two pirates and looking forward to Cordell's response.
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Re: Hunt for the Howling Storm {CLOSED}
« Reply #73 on: January 18, 2018, 05:34:38 AM »
(OOC: Gonna briefly break sequence here to keep the conversation going.)


Cordell's gaze passed between Solar and Rust, bemused by the former and chiefly curious with the latter. She opted to start with Solar first, since the ram Faunus was closer. "Right, ye were asleep durin' the' briefings and such. Well... long story short: really powerful bad news ancient Dust artifact, worth a bloody fortune but dangerous as hell." She put her hand reassuringly on Solar's shoulder. "As fer th' ship... ah, how t' put this in brief? There be a crystal built into th' center that makes it fly -- old-school airship thing, before Dust tech as we know it now -- but it's mighty selective due t' bonding to a famous pirate some two hundred years back." She looked over at Alizarin. "I'll be up front with ye: I don't rightly know how this is happenin', just that it is. Could just be yer Aura is a good enough 'key' t' fit the 'lock', so-t'-speak... but there's also been six or eight generations since th' great pirate-lord Grimshaw. It's possible -- crazy, but just barely possible -- that you're both his descendants, an' th' Floatstone's respondin' t' that. Can't say I rightly know..." A silly grin spread across her face. "But th' two o' you being distant cousins o' a legendary bloodline, comin' here entirely by chance, is about as crazy an' amusin' a scenario as I can picture!"

"Anyways," Cordell stepped away from Solar and pointed to a high up segment of the cave wall about fifty feet from where the ship rested. It was hard to make out on the dim light, but it almost looked like there were long chains handing loose there, tethered to the rock itself with spikes. "They had t' get th' ship in here somehow, don't forget. Remember th' secret entrance when we came in? I think there's another, one big enough fer th' ship t' come an' go. Hopefully still works. If so," She made an upwards swooping motion with her hand. "We can sail right out, with all th' treasure in th' cave at once!"
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Re: Hunt for the Howling Storm {CLOSED}
« Reply #74 on: January 20, 2018, 11:39:05 AM »
Infrared caught up when Cordell is explaining the situation. She blinks a bit to adjust to the light, and spoke when she did.

"So not me, I guess. ...We probably don't want to do that, as we don't know how well it's hull integrity is preserved. Plus selling the ship as preserved as possible is probably as profitable if not more than the crown. Speaking of which where is it? Would want to bring it into containment as soon as possible."

"...Wait. Why are we talking about sales? Aren't we supposed to hand at least the ship and the crown over to the society?"
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Realizing the potential implications, Infrared jumped away from them instinctively, Not making any aggressive or defensive gestures but attempted to keep being alert. She is now worryingly looking for the confirmation that she's just overreacting.
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