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Change Amongst The Crew [CLOSED-Team ASTC]
« on: October 03, 2017, 03:36:38 PM »
Sent to: Anna Fall, Setsuna Antiqua, Theodore Williams, Calen Shrike

       Team ASTC:
 Due to unforeseen and unfortunate circumstances, Taro Espada remains incapacitated and deemed unfit for further combat at the time of this message. The school has   considered your team's current situation, and have selected a suitable student, Theodore Williams, to act as the 4th member. The school will expect you to return to normal   studies and combat as a fully-fledged team, having successfully passed your initiation. The four of you are to spend at minimum one lesson's time to associate yourselves with   each other. Once complete, await further instructions.


Beacon Academy
Training Arena
Attire: Standard Clothing
Weapons: Discord, Harmony (Sword, Shield)
General Vicinity: Various holographic training dummies and target boards
Immediate Vicinity: Calen Shrike, Anna Fall


The glowing training dummy flickered and faded, leaving only Setsuna holding his blade in mid-slash. The attempt to take his mind off the message left him only with a tired arm and a worried mind. While he knew Taro wasn't recovering, he didn't expect any replacement, only that they would be sidelined for the foreseeable future. While the message mentioned that the student--Theodore, or Teddy--was a suitable replacement, he would still have the responsibility of making sure that he would fit in.

He'd read Teddy's profile, searching for any information that might help them bond as well as they could. While he was confident both he and Anna would have no problem with a Faunus in their team, he couldn't vouch for Calen. The boy was unpredictable and rash, so he'd have to keep Calen in check. Anyway, the message mentioned spending time training, so he'd elected to mix that with socialising, sending a spread message to the team to meet here. While Anna and Calen were both present, the new member was not.

He should be here pretty soon... Setsuna thought, sheathing his sword and looking around, trying to catch a glimpse of a person matching the appearance described in the profile. Around him, training equipment was set up for practice, but Setsuna had no plans of using them. He had something else in mind--not spectacular, but it would do the trick. Something that would kill two birds with one stone. And would only happen if Theodore turned up any second now.
Spoiler: Beacon • show

Setsuna Antiqua -First Year Beacon Leader, Team ASTC "You will always have my shield."

Tina Allan -First Year Beacon Member, Team ATLA "clickclickclickclickclick"

Tieren Augus -First Year Beacon Member "If it's not dead, whack it again."

Kei Tsz Fung -Fourth Year Beacon Transfer Member, Team SARK "Leave me at peace."

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Re: Change Amongst The Crew [CLOSED-Team ASTC]
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2017, 10:03:03 PM »
Teddy sat in the storeroom of the Time-Out, going through his pack for what must have been the fourth time. He knew he was stalling. If he kept stalling, he would not have to leave. If he kept himself from leaving, he would not have to meet his new team.

Hanging his head, he knew he had to get back to the academy sooner or later. He wanted to join a team, but not like this. Now, he's gonna have to try and help these people who just lost a teammate, and he was going to have to fill his spot on the team. Not exactly the easiest proposition. Taking a deep breath, Teddy slung his pack over his shoulder and moved out the back door.

Roughly thirty minutes later, he slowly opened the door to the training arena. It was half nervousness and half preparedness. You never know when the training arena is being used to hold fights, and you never want to interrupt one without armor. Teddy just peeked his head through the door and took a look around.
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Re: Change Amongst The Crew [CLOSED-Team ASTC]
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2017, 12:28:28 AM »
Trying to keep himself busy after ASTC's definitely mixed results initiation had pros and cons. Finally confident that his body had fully recovered, or at least as much as it would ever, as well as having several reality checks in the following missions meant Calen had been training more than ever. It also meant that Calen had already met Teddy and been on one hectic mission together. He did OK, I suppose. Calen thought to himself, still not happy about the whole situation. Sure it might not be fair of ASTC to compete with three members but life wasn't fair. The fact that Taro was injured intercepting an attack destined for Calen didn't help the situation either.

Calen's recent missions had highlighted that although his blade work among the top of the class he struggled to keep up physically with his peers. Calisthenics was the name of the game for Calen and he had already worked up quite a sweat before Teddy slipped his head through the door. Not that he noticed, to begin with, there wasn't much chatter between the remains of ASTC so Calen was too focused on his workout with heavy metal blasting through his earphones. Still, eyes wander and it wasn't long before Calen noticed Teddy's head sticking into the room.

'Come in Master Theodore we don't bite, much.' Calen joked as he collapsed into the sitting position breathing heavily. Stretching himself up Calen slowly made his way to his feet and straightened up his tie. 'It's nice to see you again, how have you been Master Theodore? Calen asked turning away from his new team mate to get a drink.
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Re: Change Amongst The Crew [CLOSED-Team ASTC]
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2017, 07:14:47 AM »
Anna was sitting against the wall, head straight and hair covering her face. She was reading some comics on her scroll to pass the time, the device's screen bearing marks of the team's recent close encounter(s). Calen's music, while a bit harsh, made for an alright background, being loud enough to be heard from pretty much anywhere in the quiet place they occupied.

She was a bit bummed about Taro's situation, mostly due to the sheer fact he'd collapsed and would be unable to keep fighting. She'd barely had any time to know him, though, so it wasn't that bad. Still, it meant she'd have to get used to yet another teammate, which wasn't exactly the most enticing thing to look forwards to.

She easily heard the door open, however slowly the person behind made it do so. Whoever it was, they were either shy or... no, that's pretty much all she could think of. Well, she was certainly not going to be the first person to - oh, hey, Calen did. Yay.
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Re: Change Amongst The Crew [CLOSED-Team ASTC]
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2017, 07:42:04 AM »
Oh, so Calen knows him? This makes my job easier, actually. Setsuna didn't want to shout, so he motioned for Teddy to come closer to the group, while shooting a glance at Calen to turn his music down a notch. First impressions are always awkward...let's see if I can't do anything about it. Calen would actually be better suited to start this conversation since he somehow knew Teddy, but he had a duty to do. Not like Anna was going to speak up, anyway.

"Hey, Theodore. Glad you got my message." Setsuna decided to go ahead anyway. "As you have read, we are the three other members of team ASTC--Anna Fall, me, and Calen Shrike, who you already know. If you didn't already know, I'm Setsuna Antiqua, and the leader of this ragtag team." He cracked a small smile. "If you have any questions, by all means ask away. I'm sure the rest of us would be more than happy to answer any enquiries you may have. However, we're not in a training arena just to socialise, as you may have guessed. We're here to get familiarised with each other and, more importantly, how you fight, both solo and in a team."

With a few taps on his scroll, all the holographic dummies and targets faded, leaving the four members on an flat arena. "I won't push you straight into combat, of course--it would be beneficial to all of us if you had anything to say."
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Setsuna Antiqua -First Year Beacon Leader, Team ASTC "You will always have my shield."

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Re: Change Amongst The Crew [CLOSED-Team ASTC]
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2017, 08:43:57 PM »
Teddy cautiously took a few steps into the arena, looking at the training dummies as they faded away. "I-It's good to see you, Calen." he said. Well, it wasn't. Not really. Even after the mission they went on together, he was not sure exactly how much he trusted Calen.

Teddy hesitated for a few seconds before saying anything. He needed a bit of time to get everything sorted in his head. "Alright. Well...I've already met Calen. B-But, I think it would be best to get a bit of fighting done before we get into more introductions, if that is okay with everyone." he said, praying that getting the fighting started now will give him something solid to talk about later.

Teddy reached behind him, pulling out his weapon and giving it a steady grip. He always hated trying to introduce himself to people, so if he could do anything to make the situation any less painful than it needed to be, he would try it.
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Re: Change Amongst The Crew [CLOSED-Team ASTC]
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2017, 11:55:10 PM »
'Speak for yourself Master Setsuna I think we are far more a motley crew.' Calen contradicted slowly getting to his feet. Nodding in response to Teddy's greeting Calen unhooked himself from his scroll as the introductory session seemed to begin in earnest. Very much in earnest it seems, not that's really a bad thing. Calen thought to himself as he stretched his limbs out in preparation for the coming fighting. Satisfied Calen looked back to his leader 'Well I don't see why we can't indulge our new friend a little, who wants to go first?' Calen remarked with substantial flair and glee clear on his face.

Calen tucked his hands away in his pockets as he waited for a response, even if he had been told the plan Calen wouldn't have paid attention thinking instead it would be best to throw Teddy in the deep end first up.
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Re: Change Amongst The Crew [CLOSED-Team ASTC]
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2017, 11:15:31 AM »
Anna thoroughly ignored the newcomer, not to be rude or because she didn't care but more so she wouldn't have to be shy, the latter being quite the bother. She did, however, raise her reading hand when her name was mentioned.

Aaaaand didn't budge another inch, except for swiping pages and similar stuffs. Once again, Calen proved to be her savior, the eagerness in her voice clear enough for Anna to get an image of mischievous grinning. Which wasn't something you saw every day on his face.
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Re: Change Amongst The Crew [CLOSED-Team ASTC]
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2017, 12:41:44 PM »
"Of course, if that's what makes you comfortable." Setsuna reassured Teddy. His hammer would be able to bring the heat against any heavily-armored and slow opponents, but they still lacked a good ranged option. But he was digressing. Another tap on his scroll started randomising three names barring Teddy, for he was guaranteed first fight.

"Alright, Calen. You're first up against Teddy. Flat arena, first to drop below 20% aura loses. And no repeats of the Switcheroo battles, please." Setsuna put extra emphasis on the word "repeat", then whistling to catch Anna's attention, moving to sit at the seats ringing the arena. While they duked it out, he was going to analyse Teddy's fighting style in detail, trying to figure out how he would work with the rest of ASTC. "Whenever you're ready."


Away from the team's attention, a figure stood at the top of the arena stairs, looking down at the group of four. Even to the most attentive of eyes, they would not see the person. For now, the person was doing nothing.

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Guess who it is... It'll become important later. For now, I think what we'll do is make the posting order just King and Mike, with me and Nathan commenting if we have anything in-char to say. Fighter was randomised via RNG.
« Last Edit: October 09, 2017, 04:45:01 PM by MonsterManic »
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Setsuna Antiqua -First Year Beacon Leader, Team ASTC "You will always have my shield."

Tina Allan -First Year Beacon Member, Team ATLA "clickclickclickclickclick"

Tieren Augus -First Year Beacon Member "If it's not dead, whack it again."

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Re: Change Amongst The Crew [CLOSED-Team ASTC]
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2017, 05:34:57 AM »
'I don't know why you keep bring that up, it's not like anything really bad happened.' Calen responded in a heavily exaggerated sulk. Internally Calen was all smiles, getting to go to town on the new kid was exactly what hoped hoped for ever since they got the message. 'I suppose it would be fair to give some time to get ready.' Calen remarked as he continued stretching which rapidly turned into a throw sending a trio of knives at Teddy. 'Too bad that's not how I'm going to do this.' Calen continued laughing cruelly. Turning away from his opponent Calen gave Setsuna a side-wards glance, trying to taunt out a response from his leader before walking away casually to give Teddy and himself some space.

Calen clearly wasn't taking Teddy seriously, still not drawing his weapon, and instead continued walking back with his hands in his pockets waiting for Teddy to make the second move. 'So what's this one about then Miss Fall, you seem even quieter than normal.' Calen remarked, his voice dripping with not entirely faux boredom.

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Re: Change Amongst The Crew [CLOSED-Team ASTC]
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2017, 10:27:39 PM »
Teddy was starting to stretch when a flurry of knives suddenly went at his face. He managed to knock the first two away with his hammer, but the third caught him with a glancing blow to the top of the head. It seemed that his initial distrust of this teammate was well founded.

"Not very gentlemanly, Calen." he said. If his opponent was going to give him a second to think, he was going to use the opportunity. Teddy knew that at the very least, Calen thought he was clever. Keeping his weapon in gun form, he charged forward. Teddy went for a low sweep of the legs immediately followed by a shotgun blast to the chest.
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Re: Change Amongst The Crew [CLOSED-Team ASTC]
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2017, 05:56:29 AM »
Upon Setsuna's cue, Anna got up and trekked over to where she could hear vague shuffling in the stands, plopping herself down right besides her leader. She'd barely rouched the seat that Calen was being something of a dick towards the newcomer - well, more of a dick than usual, anyway.

Oh, great! Now he was being a dick to her too! Muttering under her breath loud enough for only her closest teammate to hear, she said "He knows damn well why I'm quiet."
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Re: Change Amongst The Crew [CLOSED-Team ASTC]
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2017, 07:53:34 AM »
Setsuna could certainly sympathise. For the few nights after their initiation, he'd woken up sweating after reliving that moment over and over. He'd learned to deal with it, but the guilt was still there. "Do you want to talk about it?" he asked kindly, almost certain that he'd be turned down. Still worth a try.

Noting Teddy's reaction speed despite the unwieldy weapon, he made himself comfortable for the fight ahead.
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Setsuna Antiqua -First Year Beacon Leader, Team ASTC "You will always have my shield."

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Kei Tsz Fung -Fourth Year Beacon Transfer Member, Team SARK "Leave me at peace."

Lunae Terenas -Second Year Beacon Student "Ooh, fireworks!"

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Re: Change Amongst The Crew [CLOSED-Team ASTC]
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2017, 03:58:32 PM »
Calen chuckled at Teddy's response although still not deeming to turn and face his charging opponent. 'So says the one using a shotgun I may remind, the lady doth protest too much me thinks.' Calen responded while waiting for Teddy's attack to hit home. Only it never did. His semblance flashing his aura green Calen vanished in a blur, flipping over Teddy just as the latter's sweep would have otherwise hit Calen. Landing deftly Calen let loose a volley of quick jabs aimed at the back of Teddy's head and upper body. Keeping tight to Calen aimed opponent to follow Teddy's large sweeping movements required to bring around the hammer or shotgun around. All the while Calen continued to chuckle mockingly at the futility of Teddy's assault.

'This is your chance to show off what you can do Master Theodore, keep that in mind.' Calen continued his taunting as he tried to keep maintaining an evasive movements.
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Re: Change Amongst The Crew [CLOSED-Team ASTC]
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2017, 08:25:39 AM »
((Been informed that posting is freeform for non-combatants rn.))

While continuing to read, Anna more or less shrugged before saying in a barely audible mumble "What's there to talk about? I'm shy and he's bloody aware of it.". Calen's continuing, if not heightening, dickishery wasn't exactly helping her cool down.
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