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Saffron took a few minutes to prepare herself to meet with the headmaster. Washing up to get rid of the fish smell and got into her dress uniform as well as reapplying her makeup before finally, as confident as she was ever going to be to face the headmaster Saffron made her way to his office and went to knock on the door. Before she could, however, the door opened the person Saffron least wanted to see in her state, her mother Elizabeth Artemyeva, walked out. Snapping to a military salute and stepping out of her way. ‘Ma’am.’ Saffron said locking herself behind military protocol. Missing her daughter’s distress Elizabeth simply smiled and returned the salute before gesturing that they would talk later.

Not likely once this gets around. Saffron thought to herself bitterly as she went to knock again but the headmaster’s voice boomed out. ‘You may enter Ms de Cortez.’ Saffron complied and stiffly walked into the headmaster’s office then waited to be addressed again. Amarant Lovis, whose seventy years of life had only sharped his mind, did not address Saffron immediately. Instead, he rose from his seat and walked over to his student studying her silently. Saffron tried her best to remain calm and wait for permission but couldn’t endure the headmaster’s gaze for long and broke protocol. ’There was an incident at Alystra Plaza…’ Saffron began hurriedly before Amarant cut her off by raising his hand.

‘I know what happened at the Plaza.’ Amarant interrupted turning away from Saffron and moved towards one of the several artworks which surrounded the walls of his room and gestured for Saffron to follow. Stuttering as she followed Saffron tried to respond properly to Amarant’s seemingly impossible knowledge. ‘Do you know what this is?’ Amarant asked gesturing to a particular piece. It was a mask, looking like it was made out of stone decorated with semi-precious stones. ‘It… it’s a mask, sorry sir I don’t know its name but I know it’s from Menagerie. Now if I could…’ Saffron replied only to be once again interrupted by Amarant.

‘Yes no one knows their name, you can tell people took effort in its construction with the valuable materials and simply it surviving so long but they didn’t protect its name.’ Amarant continued turning back to face Saffron who met his gaze for a second before the latter breaking off instead studying the mask again. ‘Is this the kind of fate that you want Ms de Cortez?’ Saffron gasped slightly but managed to hold herself still. ‘No Sir.’ Saffron responded through gritted teeth. Amarant cocked his head at his student’s response as his eyes slightly glowed. Blinking a few times, the headmaster turned and made his way back to his desk. ‘So how are we going to stop that?’ Amarant asked coldly as he took his seat.

‘I’ll do better..’ Saffron began only to be interrupted by a harsh ‘How?’ Stuttering Saffron tried to continue ‘I’ll become a better leader..’ But she only managed to get a few words out before Amarant interrupted again. ‘How?’ Saffron was losing herself control, it wasn’t her fault, she didn’t choose this, what right did the headmaster have to treat her like this, why won’t he simply punish her and get it over with. ‘I’ll learn, I’ll try harder, I’ll….’ Saffron answered, her voice rising slightly as her emotions started to overflow. ‘So have  you not been trying before this moment or have we simply not been teaching you.’ Amarant responded, calm as ever only the glow in his eyes started to come back.

'WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO SAY? THAT I WOULD HAVE GONE ALONG WITH THE PLAN IF IT WOULD KEEP MY TEAMMATES OUT OF TROUBLE AND NOTHING IS GOING TO CHANGE THAT? THAT I DON’T HAVE CONTROL OF SALT BUT I DON’T WANT TO?’ Saffron screamed letting the emotion which had been building up since the incident loose. Her outburst had left her physically drained and it was in this pit of exhaustion that the reality of the situation hit home. ‘Sir… I’m sorry…. That was…There is no excuse.’ Saffron apologised profusely. Amarant was silent for a few moments and Saffron shuffled uncomfortably in the void. ‘You are right Ms de Cortez, there is no excuse. I appreciate your frankness and you coming to me. I’ll take it into consideration with your punishment. You can leave now…. And take the mask with you, for a reminder.’ Amarant finished turning his attention to the paperwork in front of him.

Saffron stood still, face downcast, for a few moments before wordlessly complying. Hefting the stone mask and made her way back to the team room. The whole interaction had taken less than a minute but had left Saffron shaking and exhausted beyond words. Leaving the mask by her bed the last thing Saffron wanted to do was wait around for her team to come back so she headed back out to the training arenas. Walking slowly out of the rooms and tried to get her mind off the day but her movements lacked any speed or determination to actually get her to that stage.
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Calen Shrike - ASTC - First Year Beacon.

Saffron de Cortez - SALT - Third Year Atlas.

Amarant Lovis - (formerly of)ACCE - Headmaster of Atlas Academy

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Re: Across the SALTy sea (Main Thread)(Closed but message if you want in)
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2017, 04:58:33 PM »
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Avery's breathing was heavier than normal having made good pace back to the academy. He had long since let go of Aurum and honestly wasn't even sure if he was still following him or not. He rolled around the doorway to the headmaster's office only to find that he was speaking to someone else entirely. Amarant paused mid-speech, tilting his body to see around his visitor. "Ms de Cortez is already gone," he told Avery as he shooed him away.

Avery left without saying anything and made his way toward the team's dorm room. He noticed the mask sitting beside Saffron's bed and picked it up, recognizing it from his previous visits to the headmaster's office. Avery sighed as he set it down and took a seat on his bed, leaning forward and resting his head upon his clasped hands. "She's quick," he said half-jokingly, but he didn't even crack a smile himself.
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Re: Across the SALTy sea (Main Thread)(Closed but message if you want in)
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2017, 03:26:26 PM »
Topaz had gone off to shower in an effort to get rid of the fish guts that covered her after the disaster in the square before attempting to do anything else. She kept trying to keep her mind clear of what punishment would await her team this time, cleaning duty was really what she hoped for since it was the "lightest" punishment. But that was unrealistic considering the scale of this mess.....Stepping out of the shower she shook her heard trying to dislodge the thoughts of punishment since it didn't help to worry about the future. 'Besides',she thought,'what we get Saffrons probably going to get something ten times worse.'. Quickly drying herself off Topaz changed into a new set of clean clothes before going back to their team room in hope of finding Saffron, but instead, she ended up finding only a stone mask sitting on her bed.

It took a couple of seconds before she realized that the mask must have come from the headmaster's office and that for sure was not a good sign. For one, she doubted Amarant would just loan it out unless he had a very good reason to, also it meant that Saffron had come and go making her much harder to track down. That is, for other people. Focusing her attention inward Topaz reached out for the crystal she had given Saffron to track her just in case. Immediately after finding Saffron's location she began running towards her direction.

Topaz eventually found her way to Saffron after a couple of wrong turns, somewhat surprisingly she found herself in the training arena,'Make sense shes here I guess. Gotta work out those emotions somehow.'She thought before opening the doors and scanning the people currently testing out new weapons and fighting styles before finding Saffron a little further into the arena. Running up to her Topaz exclaimed,"Saffron!". At this point, she was right beside her and realized that she didn't think of something to say to try and comfort her team leader."So, uh, how did it go? I saw the mask in the room....." She said, awkwardly shuffling in place.
Serin Avery = 1st Year Beacon Student[Team SSDS]
Topaz(Taylor) Stone = 3rd Year Atlas Student[Team SALT]

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Re: Across the SALTy sea (Main Thread)(Closed but message if you want in)
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2017, 05:27:23 PM »
Avery silently entered the room and sat on his bed, having just come from his incredibly brief visit to the headmaster's office, Topaz and Saffron nowhere to be found. He glanced over at the mask that was sitting beside Saffron's bed, staring for a few moments empty-headedly before finally realizing where he recognized it from; Avery wondered how close he was to catching Saffron. He rested his hands upon his clasped hands, replaying all of the events that had transpired today, and the worst of it being caused by himself. If he had just waited or done nothing at all, Dorian may have just strolled by with nothing more than a scoff at the team's childish antics. Avery misread the situation and it cost them. His hands visible clasped harder.

"I wonder what Lovis plans to do. I wonder what Dorian plans to do. Something inconspicuous I'm sure," Avery said, focusing his eyes on the doorway to the room. "Or maybe nothing at all. He could just sit back while we check every corner, preparing for something that doesn't exist". That option certainly would've enticed Avery were he in Dorian's shoes.
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Re: Across the SALTy sea (Main Thread)(Closed but message if you want in)
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2017, 07:46:55 PM »
Saffron didn't notice Topaz enter and jumped defensively as she heard her name called out and a figure run towards her. Trying her best to smile and barely half succeeding Saffron turned to her team mate and ran her hand through her hair before replying. 'Oh... hey Taylor, didn't see you there. Er... you know how the headmaster is, always keeping his cards close to his chest... and... er.... you know.' Saffron muttered dejectedly far from her normal upbeat personality. Turning back to her punching bag gave it a few strikes before collapsing into the bag. 'Do you think I'm a good leader.' Saffron asked meekly as she sunk deeper into the bag, almost collapsing to her knees. The experiences including and since Alystra Plaza had left Saffron seriously shaken in regards to her confidence which has only been magnified with Amarant's comments.

'I've tried so hard but why does everything always go wrong.' Saffron continued regardless of Topaz's response basically playing a conversation in her head. She was in pain and crippled by emotion exhaustion Saffron only barely managed to lean herself against a wall before remaining motionless, eyes open, lost in thought. 'It was a gift.' Saffron murmured after a few moments, her brain only then reacting to the second part of the question. This wasn't a single of Saffron getting more responsive however, if anything she fell deeper and deeper into depression. Although she would still respond to questions and follow simple instructions she had entered an almost zombie like state with her mind busy throwing up nightmare after nightmare.
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Calen Shrike - ASTC - First Year Beacon.

Saffron de Cortez - SALT - Third Year Atlas.

Amarant Lovis - (formerly of)ACCE - Headmaster of Atlas Academy

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Re: Across the SALTy sea (Main Thread)(Closed but message if you want in)
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2017, 02:50:15 AM »
   "Do you think I'm a good leader?" Topaz was taken a little off guard but tried to answer Saffron with "Of course you're-. Before getting cut off by Saffron sinking into the punching bag and saying  '"I've tried so hard but why does everything always go wrong." She watched on not sure what to do to help, obviously, her team leader was in distress and she needed to at least attempt to cheer her up, or comfort her, or something. She watched as Saffron barely held herself together against the wall of the arena, mumbling about how the mask was a gift. 'Oh no, a gift from Lovis is not a good. We're in it deep.' Topaz thought as she considered what do next.

   After several moments of thought with Topaz staring at Saffron, she quietly declared,"Come on Saffron, it been a long day for you, time to go rest a bit." As she began doing the only thing she could think of, placing Saffron's arm around her neck and supporting a portion of her weight Topaz carried/dragged the much taller girl towards in the direction of their room hoping that she could rest a little bit and recovery some mental fortitude. After crossing the threshold of the arena into the hallway she sent out a message to Aurum and Avery that said,"Found Saffron, bringing her back to the room. Put away mask but DON'T damage it, its Loviss." Putting away her scroll she let the moment of silence drag on for a minute longer, thinking about what she could say. Turning her head to face Saffrons she said"You're doing the best you can Saffron, and that's still better then everyone else could. Think Dorian could handle SALT and our antics?" She stopped and smiled slightly a thinking of the disaster that would become." You're the only one who can do anything to control us, so please, don't be too harsh on yourself."
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Topaz(Taylor) Stone = 3rd Year Atlas Student[Team SALT]

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Re: Across the SALTy sea (Main Thread)(Closed but message if you want in)
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2017, 07:38:24 AM »
Saffron doesn't resist being picked up by Topaz and the latter mostly has drags the former's not insignificant weight back to their room. On a few moments Saffron does halfheartedly try pull Topaz around not to anywhere specific she simply doesn't want to be out although Saffron isn't that difficult to hold still. Their leader is still mostly unresponsive but does manage to mutter out. 'No one else keeps screwing up ... it must be me.' Although Saffron has her face hidden behind her thick red hair, the drooping quills and heavy breathing show how close to completely breaking down Saffron was.

Walking back to their rooms a younger student accidentally bumps into Topaz as he runs past. Quick to apologies the student's eyes linger on Saffron's unmoving form before looking back to Topaz and explaining his rush. 'The headmaster has been seen making his way over to the dorms, it must be a serious inspection if the headmaster is apart of it. I've never heard anything like this.' Quickly realising he has probably overstayed his welcome and is needed back in his room the younger student raced off again ever faster.

Saffron does seem to become more active if not responsive as the headmaster is mentioned, walking mostly on her own but she still keeps an arm around Topaz more for emotional support than physical. Luckily the two girls manage to get back to their rooms before they hear or see anything more about the headmaster. Saffron collapses on her bed, accidentally kicking the mask although not hard enough for it to break. The faunus's eyes seem to glaze over staring up at the ceiling, not trying to sleep but not truly awake either.
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Saffron de Cortez - SALT - Third Year Atlas.

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Re: Across the SALTy sea (Main Thread)(Closed but message if you want in)
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2017, 11:34:03 PM »
Everyone seemed to be down at the dorms and Aurum didn't like it one bit. The earlier partial success-slash-fiasco of his prank left him in somewhat of a disappointed mood too but seeing his teammates, most notably his leader mope sure felt like a punch in the gut. His pranks were supposed to bring laughs to his friends, not make em feel down in the dumps and  if he remembered anything about their few years in Atlas was they at least had the occasional laugh with him.

Something went wrong somewhere and he couldn't point it out. Maybe it was his design, or maybe the execution? It did seem to have exploded prematurely which, as all explosion specialists would know, is worse than it not going off at all. It didn't help that nobody wanted to help him but maybe it was an error on his part for not reading the mood. Whatever it was all was said and done so now they were left to clean up the mess.

Aurum didn't lurk any longer than he needed to at the scene of the crime, mostly due to Atlas' drones taking care of most of the cleaning. He did however head back to the dorms with Avery to freshen up and just popped out of the shower when Saffron and Topaz came back.

"I don't remember you being noctournal, dear leader." Aurum blurted out, arms crossed as he leaned by the  door frame half-naked. "Nice mask, though if anybody had to wear one here it'd be Avery. Your face is scary enough as is, Saffron."

With his hair in a strikingly contrasting droopy fashion compared to his spiky mess he actually looked serious for once. Aurum picked up the mask and stared at it for a good few seconds before tossing it to Avery with a shrug. "Too creepy for my tastes.
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Aurum LeBlanc - 3rd Year Student at Atlas - "Lay back, take it easy, and watch the comedy unfold"

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Re: Across the SALTy sea (Main Thread)(Closed but message if you want in)
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2017, 06:20:15 PM »
Avery remained silent and Topaz and Saffron filtered into the room, mostly waiting to see if they would say anything but they didn't. He was caught off-guard by the toss but managed to catch the mask anyway. He examined it before putting it up to his face. "You really think so?" he asked from behind the mask. He thought about dropping it straight onto the floor despite it being Lovis', but decided against it. For now. Instead he gently placed it on the nearby nightstand. "What did Lovis say"?
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Re: Across the SALTy sea (Main Thread)(Closed but message if you want in)
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2017, 03:06:38 AM »
Topaz didn't say anything as she entered the room and Saffron plopped on to the bed, 'the headmaster making an inspection around the dorms. I hope it's not in connection with us , but still, better safe then sorry.'She thought as he began picking up the room a lost in thought. After a few moments what Avery and Aurum said finally processed into her brain allowing her to respond. "I don't know what Lovis said to her but it did this- " she said gesturing with one hand to Saffron "So it can't be good news for her and realistically us.". She finished before grabbing some clothes from the desk chair and forcibly throwing it at Aurum."At any rate, he's also making some rounds around the dorm so get dressed and clean up a bit. A dirty dorm is really the last thing we need Lovis to see...."She said turning her full attention to cleaning up.
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Re: Across the SALTy sea (Main Thread)(Closed but message if you want in)
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2017, 02:49:15 AM »
'I'm fine... It went fine... I just need some time to ... process.' Saffron responded in a muted monotone still looking at the wall. Saffron knew how much her behaviour was distressing her team but try as she might she couldn't put on a brave face. Or even a neutral face for that matter. It hurt that she was the one disrupting her team and it just made her think that maybe she just wasn't cut out for this sort of thing.

As for cleaning Saffron had long given up trying to keep their room inspection ready at all times but still kept her corner as clean as possible. Saffron watched Topaz do her best the make the room presentable, doing a phenomenal job considering much of Aurum's knick-nacks are still spread out around the room, she wanted to help but she just lay there. She knew it was her responsibility to to help but her arms and legs simply wouldn't respond. Even the fear of Lovis seeing her like this didn't seem to bother her anymore. She was just numb to it all.

Topaz was just putting away the last of the obvious mess away a few minutes later when SALT heard heavy banging on the door. 'Inspection.' Was all Amarant called out before he opened the door and entered their room, closing the door behind him but not before Dorian followed him in. Dorian clearly didn't look happy but brightened up a little after seeing the state of SALT. Instinct more than active decision making made Saffron act but even she wasn't up and in the correct position before the headmaster came in.

Amarant stares at the members of SALT for a few moments before beginning his lecture. 'I'm sure you are all aware of the events surrounding Alystra Plaza. Normally there would be serious punishments for the use of dust in a public area. You should all know what high powered explosives could do to a civilian. Unfortunately we can't afford to have one of our most senior free operations team completely grounded.' Amarant began, speaking the last sentence through gritted teeth. There was something more at play here, not many people could put pressure on the Atlas headmaster but Amarant clearly didn't approve of this course of action.

'We have received a distress call from one of Lexkvar Industries's aquatic bases, apparently their security team has been delayed because of the blizzard in the area and they are worried that there might be something malicious behind it. Lead Researcher Heliosi is a personal friend and although she may make the blizzard feel like Vacuo she is a great asset for Atlas and Remnant as a whole. However I can't have leader I don't trust in the field as such Dorian will be replacing Saffron for this mission. Saffron will play a support role along with Dorian's team, hopefully a new environment will provide her a suitable educational experience. Details will be sent to your scrolls and you are leaving in an hour, quietly. Might want to use air dust to get the smell out students.' Amarant finished and quickly left the room to begin his 'inspections' of the other nearby rooms. Dorian stands still, still clearly unhappy about the assignment and not willing to be the first to extend an olive branch. Saffron likewise doesn't say a word when Amarant leaves and stays at attention, frozen in shock.

Each of SALT's scrolls scroll beep as a series of documents are sent to each of them. Details of the ship they are taking as well as the station they are checking out. The ship is a standard Atlas transport ship although it has been modified to run on a skeleton crew, something SALT or now DALT should be able to crew themselves. The research station was built on top of a decommissioned dust rig as the large electromagnetic radiation bursts the researchers experiment with could cause significant trauma to nearby non aura protected life forms. There are also weather reports of an enormous blizzard which will leave the Solitas continent and engulf the research centre in a matter of hours. It is also why the team can't take an airship. No information is given on Lexkvar Industries however well known information include they are an extremely old, varied but not market dominating mega-corporation which prides itself on multi-nationality to the point it changes which kingdom it's HQ is set up in every year.
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Calen Shrike - ASTC - First Year Beacon.

Saffron de Cortez - SALT - Third Year Atlas.

Amarant Lovis - (formerly of)ACCE - Headmaster of Atlas Academy

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Re: Across the SALTy sea (Main Thread)(Closed but message if you want in)
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2017, 08:10:51 AM »
Aurum groaned as soon as Lovis left the room and rustled his hair as he tried piecing everything together. "So, not only do we have to go on some sudden mission but we have to do it with Dorian as leader? Aurum whined, clearly audible to everyone in the room. "I'd sooner clean the whole.courtyard with a toothbrush!

Having entered a speed bubble to change beforehand he was now fully dressed but not in the least happy about the pompous ass in their room. Making another speed bubble he laid down on his bed and gave the assignment a good long thought. Through his bubble he could see the blurry outline of his teammates and Dorian and even had half a mind to lure the poor sod on a stray thumbtack. Seeing the downtrodden Saffron he shook his head  and thought of an even better plan.

Popping the bubble Aurum was now in a sitting position.
A whole minute had passed inside his bubble but it was barely a few seconds in real time and he was determined to get what he wanted. "I gave it some thought, maybe you should take this assignment Dorian, it's not like you have anything  better to do. Aurum suggested, grinning impishly. Of course deep inside he'd hate to have to listen to Mr. Perfect order him around but at the very least he wasn't going to make things easy on him.

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Wisteria Lockheart - 1st Year student at Beacon. "Don't make me throw a book at you"
Shiroe Pendragon - 1st Year Student at beacon - "This is my monochrome reality" - Team MARS
Lavender du Lac - 1st Year Student at Haven -  "The harder I try the further things drift away." Team RWND
Ayaka Miyamoto - 1st Year student at Beacon. "Tsubame Gaeshi!" - Team ALIA
Vermilion Desdemona - 3rd Year Student at Beacon - "Only time you'd be above me is when your head rests on my pike"
Talen de L'eglantine - 3rd Year Student at Beacon
Kei Almas - 4th Year Student at Beacon - "Everything is ripe for the taking!"
Aurum LeBlanc - 3rd Year Student at Atlas - "Lay back, take it easy, and watch the comedy unfold"

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Re: Across the SALTy sea (Main Thread)(Closed but message if you want in)
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2017, 04:32:45 PM »
Dorian was clearly upset about the double whammy and Avery couldn't blame him. Avery tossed a pillow at Aurum hoping to keep him from riling Dorian up any further; the last thing they needed was a pissed-off Dorian while they were out in the barren wasteland. He opened up his scroll to read up on the mission details before dropping it beside him.

"I don't understand what Lovis' hopes to achieve by doing this, but if we have to do it, we might as well get it over with quickly". Avery stood and crossed his arms. "Given what has already happened today, I'm sure we can all agree on that". He took a few steps toward the window and briefly glanced out it. "So, is Saffron being transferred over to your team as temporary leader as well?" Avery asked Dorian.
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Mao Visorith - First-Year Beacon Student, Team SFF[M]
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Re: Across the SALTy sea (Main Thread)(Closed but message if you want in)
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2017, 01:50:16 AM »
Topaz stared on in disbelief that something like this could happen, Dorian, being made the head of the team? Even if it was temporary it spoke volumes about what Lovis thought about them. After the headmaster left the room Topaz fell into the chair she standing beside and angrily stared at Dorian, trying to calm herself down. "This is a nightmare, Dorian of all people? God I want to wipe his smug smile right off his face." She thought while staring daggers at Dorian.

  She was about to speak when instead Avery began talking about getting it over quickly and asking Dorian about Saffron's role in this. Topaz opted now to stay silent, not wanting to go something that could make this bad situation worse and instead stood up and began gearing up, grabbing her crystals and making sure Lithium had everything he needed to be operational, whatever adjustment that would need to be made for cold weather would be done on the way. Strapping Lithium to her back and a small pouch of tools to her belt she turned to Dorian and began speaking, "Lets just get this over with, if we do good hopefully it'll only be for this mission and we can get everything back to normal." While she was looking at Dorian while speaking it felt like she was addressing herself, trying to calm down and not start a fight.
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Re: Across the SALTy sea (Main Thread)(Closed but message if you want in)
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2017, 09:44:13 PM »
Saffron was guttered by the news. SALT had been her one chance to prove all her critics wrong and now all it had done was prove them right. Tears seemed to have all dried but it still took a phenomenal effort for Saffron to put one foot in front of the other and slowly make her way out of the room. Dorian moved to let Saffron out but before she left she called back to her team keeping her head facing forward. 'Well I've got other information for my role so I should go along with the rest of Dorian's team to discuss that with them. You guys are third down the hall right?' Dorian nodded then Saffron continued. 'Be nice to him, guys. Dorian doesn't want this anymore than the rest of us. For me.' Saffron then left the room, not being able to look her team in their eyes.

Surveying his new team Dorian examined each member closely and noting Topaz's stare and Aurum's repeated use of his semblance. What is Lovis's plan here, surely he doesn't think I can make real soldiers out of these fools, and Saffron is going to be eaten alive in my team. Ignoring Aurum's antics Dorian turned to Avery and answered his question first. 'Saffron has shown herself not to be an effective leader, not that should surprise anyone given the obvious, so the support team will have one of the teachers so she can she real fighters in action.' Dorian remarked, the events of Alystra Plaza was still a sore point and that only exacerbated by having to deal with the perpetrator, someone with the perpetrator's face and someone shooting daggers with her eyes at him.

Taking in a deep breath Dorian looks at Topaz and responds. 'Yes Topaz we should get moving but remember quietly, not that I don't trust your ability to remain inconspicuous but it might also be worth taking advantage of everyone else being in their rooms.' Dorian continued as he motioned for the rest of ALT to follow him out.
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Amarant Lovis - (formerly of)ACCE - Headmaster of Atlas Academy