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It was a cold, brisk morning at Beacon. Despite the few students walking through the Academy in the early hours, the school seem to be a quiet ghost town as the sun had yet to burn through the morning fog. It was there, at the Academy loading dock that Savas stood, waiting for his apparent new teammates near the drop ship that would be taking them to where their mission was to be held. The scowl on Savas' face could clearly tell the other students passing by the distaste that the large faunus was feeling. This is completely pointless... he thought, his scowl furrowing deeper, causing a few first year students who were gawking at him to shrink back and hurry off.


Twelve hours earlier...

"WHY THE HELL DO I NEED TO BE ON A TEAM AGAIN!?!?!" Savas roared, slamming his fist against the wooden desk, causing the wood to creak heavily under the force. "My previous team is all but dead and it's my final year. There is no way in hell I would be able to get along with a completely new group, much less be the leader of it!" he yelled, his deep voice resonating through the room as well as the hallway. Trying to hold his frustration at bay as the professor before him sat quietly on the other side of the desk, Savas clenched his fists and took a couple deep breaths, though it did little to ease his frustration.

Listening to Savas rage on about the idea of being on a team, Oberon continued to sit there quietly and smoke his cigar. Sensing that the large faunus was trying to exercise some self-control, Oberon stood up and went over to the nearby window to look out of it. "I understand your frustration, Savas. Alban and I had a lengthy discussion about this and we both agreed that the best thing for you is to keep moving forward." Letting out a puff of smoke, he turned to face the fourth year. "I'm sure that is what Auburn and Vigdus would want. Not you staying in this state of mourning forever." Noticing the lad flinching slightly when he mentioned Auburn, Oberon knew that he had hit a sensitive topic. "Auburn was a brilliant student" he said quietly, moving over to his desk and sitting on the edge as he looked straight at the large faunus in the eyes. "One of the brightest students I ever had. Vigdus was also a great fighter, one of the best I had seen in awhile." Placing his cigar on his ash tray, he took a deep breath. "Their deaths was a devastating tragedy to the school and there is no way we will ever be able to replace those two."

Staring at Savas, Oberon smiled lightly, though it did not touch the sadness in his eyes. "This new team is not merely a replacement for the ones you've lost, Savas." he said, placing a calloused hand on the giant's shoulder, who seemed to have calmed down. "And I'm not asking you to replace them or to forget the ones you've lost. But this new team needs someone who has been through the fires." Leaning over, Oberon grabbed a folder, which held the details of each person on the team. "Not to mention, but you are not the only one on this new team that has faced a tragedy. Rather, each other member has each suffered tremendous loss or hardships."

Shuffling through each profile, Oberon placed the folder back on his desk. "This team was created because of the tragedies each of you faced. Alban and I both believe that, when put together, the four of you will be able to help each other move forward in life." Picking up his cigar again, he took a puff. "Not to mention that I firmly believe that the four of you will be a devastating force to reckon with." Moving over to where his chair was, he sat back down across from Savas. "So, what do you say, Savas? Will you take this step forward and lead this team?"



Taking a deep breath, Savas let out a sigh as he began a quick breathing exercise to help calm him down and get ready to see these so-called new teammates he was to spend his final year at Beacon with. Looking at his Scroll, he put it away. Folding his arms and leaning against the drop ship, the giant continued to wait. Their mission today didn't seem to difficult from what the message that was sent to him and the other three read. A simple Search and Destroy mission he thought. The message was clear: a nearby town had been overrun by a large horde of Grimm, leaving the town completely demolished. Their mission was to get to the town, search for any survivors, and then find the horde of Grimm and eliminate them all. "Ngggrh...we'll see how this plays out" he muttered, looking back at his Scroll and then around to see if anyone was walking over to where he stood.
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Second Year Beacon Student: Jett Davenport - The Playful Shadow Knight of Team MLDC (Melodic)

Third Year Beacon Student: Suntalia Lyn Ryker - The Voice of Thunder of Team PLSM (Plasma)

Fourth Year Beacon Student: Savas Carnelian - The Quiet Berserker Leader of Team SARK (Stark)

Beacon Professor: Oberon Falcov - The Man With A Plan / Team Strategy Teacher of Beacon

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Re: Stark Terror Among the Ashes [CLOSED] [Team SARK - Initiation]
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2017, 09:09:13 AM »
Acero, half awake, walked towards the drop ship. He was tired, but also nervous due to the fact that he hadn't been with a team since his third year, so he was very anxious to see how this would play out. Acero walked through the fog onto the helipad and was greeted by a very large rhino faunus, with a scowl so threatening that Acero wanted to walk back the way he came. That must be my new team leader.... he thought. Acero sat down a few feet away from Savas without saying anything and pulled out his scroll to see who else was assigned to their team.

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Re: Stark Terror Among the Ashes [CLOSED] [Team SARK - Initiation]
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2017, 06:26:46 PM »
'A new team...' Ribeiro thought to herself. Some time had passed for her since her old team had abandoned her, and since then she'd become even more inept at socializing then she already was. 'Will they think i'm weird?...they'll think i'm weak without my semblance...what if they don't like me?'' negative thoughts continued to swirl her thoughts as she approached the drop ship location she was familiar with. Even when she tried in every effort to be less introverted she couldn't help it, this was just her nature, she thought she had made progress and was successful being with her old team for three years but that turned out disastrous and undid all the confidence she gained from them.
     'A brand new start...come on think positive...what would she do?...first impressions with new people is always important...smile and introduce yourself...come on not that hard...aaaand' coming out of her thoughts the first thing she noticed was Savas, the giant of a faunus whom she had seen on campus and knew to be in her year but never dreamed to have so much as have a conversation with him, let alone be on his team. People in general make Ribeiro nervous much less this titan of a creature.
     The smile Ribeiro had been preparing to greet her team with melted away instantly at the sight of the Faunus, she unconsciously hid her face behind her over sized sleeves and looked around for a reason to be as hidden from his monstrous scowl as possible. Her answer was found at the sight of her other team mate who was already sitting down a noticeable distance away from Savas and pretending to not notice him. Ribeiro nervously shuffled towards her seated team mate and sat on the opposite side of him and Savas using him as a shield. 'GAH... why'd it have to be the scariest student in our whole class that I get paired up with??...And why didn't I even introduce myself to my other team mate come on!!...why can't I ever do this??...' The negative thoughts came back at her own failure of a first impression. The end result was she didn't even bother to make her self look busy by taking out her scroll or her usual drawing pad, she just sat there in her thoughts with a blank expression hiding her frustration and hoping her she'd be more successful with her last team mate. 
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Re: Stark Terror Among the Ashes [CLOSED] [Team SARK - Initiation]
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2017, 07:13:34 PM »
"Excellent," his therapist had replied upon hearing that he had joined, or rather been put, on a new team, knowing his previous encounter with the last team he was on. "Now remember, these people are here to help you, and have no ill will toward you whatsoever. Just concentrate on helping them, and you'll get along perfectly fine."

Kei replayed the conversation over and over in his head, trying to get himself to fully acknowledge the fact he'd have to work with others on a team again. Unconsciously, fragments of memories floated to the front of his mind; snatches of conversation, moments of action, and long, unending agony...
Attempting to clear his mind of those bad thoughts, Kei turned his attention to his scroll, showing the names of his new team members, as well as the mission that awaited the four of them. Team...SARK, meaning Stark. Savas Carnelian, Acero Walker, Ribeiro Ispecs... His hand moved to his back, a habit done when he was nervous. However, his face showed little of said emotion, and rather, assumed a poker look.
That completely flew out of the water when he got a first look at the trio that were already waiting at the pad. The first, standing up, was a really big rhino faunus, seemingly already hacked off at something. Then, close by, were two others sitting back-to-back, attempting to not look at the imposing faunus in front of them. Well, they could be intimidated by the guy, but he wasn't about to back down at the sight of a glare. Instead, he walked up to the dropship that the faunus was leaning on, and waited for someone to speak.
I've faced worse than a simple stare. If that's the way he's playing it, I can deal with it.
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Tieren Augus - First Year Student - Raging Berserker

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

Lunae Terenas - Second Year Student - Unlimited Explosions

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

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

Yu Nanhai - First Year Student - Lone Survivor(WIP)

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Re: Stark Terror Among the Ashes [CLOSED] [Team SARK - Initiation]
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2017, 08:06:30 PM »
Savas scowled when the first member of their new team came up. Ngggrh...quiet lad he thought, trying to figure out a way to break the ice. Before he could say anything, he saw Ribeiro walk up to the group. However, his scowl deepened when he noticed she seemed to avoid meeting his gaze, much less say anything. Watching her take a seat with the first teammate between them, he let out a quiet breath as he tried to quell his irritation at the fact that no one had said anything yet. And then, to add the icing on top, the final member showed up. Hoping that he would try and improve the mood, Savas nearly punched a hole into the drop ship when the last member simply stood there without saying a word.

Remembering the words that Oberon had said earlier about each member facing their own set of tragedies, Savas let that thought help quell the storm of feelings that was surging within his mind. I guess as the leader I should break the ice he thought, taking a deep breath. "Ngggrh. Looks like we're all here" he said gruffly, his deep voice breaking through the silence like the clapping of thunder before the storm. "You all got the memo so we leave now." Grabbing his pack, he began making his way into the drop ship, his steps echoing loudly through the morning calm. "We'll do our introductions on the way there" he added, looking over his shoulder at the others from between where Sandalphon and Metatron rested against his back. Turning his back to them, he made his way onto the ship. Finding a seat in the corner, he threw his bag onto the seat and began to unharness his weapons from his back. "We're ready to go" he said loudly to the pilot who flinched noticeably before nodding hurriedly and started up the engine in preparation of departure.
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Second Year Beacon Student: Jett Davenport - The Playful Shadow Knight of Team MLDC (Melodic)

Third Year Beacon Student: Suntalia Lyn Ryker - The Voice of Thunder of Team PLSM (Plasma)

Fourth Year Beacon Student: Savas Carnelian - The Quiet Berserker Leader of Team SARK (Stark)

Beacon Professor: Oberon Falcov - The Man With A Plan / Team Strategy Teacher of Beacon

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Re: Stark Terror Among the Ashes [CLOSED] [Team SARK - Initiation]
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2017, 08:48:50 PM »
Acero observed his new team as Savas got into the drop ship, changing his glance from teammate to teammate. These guys seem nice, if not a little quiet--aside from the big guy that is... he thought.

As Acero stood up and walked to the drop ship, he sighed and quietly said; "Welp, time to go to work..."

Acero made sure to check his weapons and armor before sitting in the middle area of the dropship, with his weapon in his lap. He looked up at the ceiling and addressed his team; "Hey, let's hope that we don't hate each other by the end of this mission okay?"

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Re: Stark Terror Among the Ashes [CLOSED] [Team SARK - Initiation]
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2017, 10:32:55 PM »
"woohoo.." Ribeiro quietly cheered responding to Acero's comment in a horrible attempt at lifting the awkward mood that hung over the team. 'Come on! what was that? why can't I do this? It's just talking to people, why is this so hard for you?' Ribeiro mentally berated herself 'Come on be social! start with cyborg over here' She practically forced herself and took a seat next to Acero 'Come on introduce yourself...would that be weird?...should I introduce myself to everyone?...should I ask for his name first?...do I start with hello?...maybe that's too formal...a hi? hey?Why is this so Hard!?'
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Re: Stark Terror Among the Ashes [CLOSED] [Team SARK - Initiation]
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2017, 11:33:10 PM »
Kei silently winced at that "hate each other" line. Off to a great start, aren't we... Climbing aboard the dropship, taking care not to bang his sheath along the side, he realised that none of this mattered for the moment, for there was something much more important than this awkward introduction. "Before this gets even more awkward, does everyone have what they need? Oh, and say who you are, I haven't a clue." he snapped. He hadn't meant to sound rude, but this was downright starting to get on his nerves. "Here, I'll start. My name is Kei. Just call me that. You?" aiming the question at the faunus.
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Tina Allan - First Year Member, Team ATLA - Twin Sharpshooter

Tieren Augus - First Year Student - Raging Berserker

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

Lunae Terenas - Second Year Student - Unlimited Explosions

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

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

Yu Nanhai - First Year Student - Lone Survivor(WIP)

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Re: Stark Terror Among the Ashes [CLOSED] [Team SARK - Initiation]
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2017, 05:56:06 PM »
As each person found a seat in the airship, the door closed as they took off towards their destination. Observing each member carefully, Savas took note that it seemed like none of the others were all too thrilled about this new team. Well, at least we all have one thing in common he thought. With Sandalphon and Metatron resting beside him, Savas folded his arms across his chest as he listened to Kei introduce himself. "Ngggrh...Kei, huh?" he muttered. "Not hard to forget. The name's Savas." he continued, cracking his neck to help loosen himself up. "As for hating each other..." he growled, giving Acero a penetrating gaze. "Only time will tell the answer to that. However, it won't tell us your name." Keeping his gaze on Acero, Savas rested one hand on Metatron's handle as the airship steadied itself before progressing forward.
First Year Beacon Student: Rackley Winchester - The Hawkeye Sniper of Team CRSA (Crystal)

Second Year Beacon Student: Jett Davenport - The Playful Shadow Knight of Team MLDC (Melodic)

Third Year Beacon Student: Suntalia Lyn Ryker - The Voice of Thunder of Team PLSM (Plasma)

Fourth Year Beacon Student: Savas Carnelian - The Quiet Berserker Leader of Team SARK (Stark)

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Re: Stark Terror Among the Ashes [CLOSED] [Team SARK - Initiation]
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2017, 06:43:18 PM »
Acero crossed his arms and looked at Savas. "My name's Acero. Pleasure to meet you all. Hopefully my prosthetic parts don't bother you guys too much. Oh, and uh, sorry about that hating each other thing. I was trying to lighten up the mood a little bit."

Acero turned his head towards Kei. "I could use some coffee but I should be fine"

Acero put his weapon--Solar Centurion--between his legs with the blade pointing down, and looked at Ribeiro. "So, what's your name sweater girl?"

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Re: Stark Terror Among the Ashes [CLOSED] [Team SARK - Initiation]
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2017, 07:12:05 PM »
Jumping slightly at being addressed Ribeiro replied "R-Ribeiro nice to meet you all" barely loud enough for Acero to hear let alone Kei or Savas.

Was that weird!? Nice to meet you all? Nice to meet all of you? Glad to be part of the team? Nice to meet everyone? Not even a Hi? I didn't answer Kei's question to needing anything, hopefully he gets that I don't need anything. Or maybe he'll think I'm ignoring him? Oh no I hope he doesn't think I'm ignoring him, but I didn't say anything, I might as well have just been ignoring him! And what did Savas mean by hating each other? Does he hate me already for not saying anything!? should I have said something? What should I be saying!?
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Re: Stark Terror Among the Ashes [CLOSED] [Team SARK - Initiation]
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2017, 07:21:09 PM »
That went better than expected, Kei wondered, gazing at his team. Introductions complete, he had nothing to do but double-check his stuff to see if anything had went AWOl or broken. Shifting his sheath from his back implant (which he'd still kept hidden and continued to do so), he inserted Hub's handle and withdrew one of his lances, checking for abnormalities but being careful not to impale anyone. That being done, he sheathed the weapon and waited for the next person to speak their mind.
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Setsuna Antiqua - First Year Leader, Team ASTC - Steadfast Shield

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

Tieren Augus - First Year Student - Raging Berserker

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

Lunae Terenas - Second Year Student - Unlimited Explosions

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

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

Yu Nanhai - First Year Student - Lone Survivor(WIP)

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Rachel Jonquil -First Year Student - Spirit Summoner

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Re: Stark Terror Among the Ashes [CLOSED] [Team SARK - Initiation]
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2017, 05:54:24 PM »
Hearing everyone give their introductions, Savas noted that it didn't seem like anyone wanted to talk about themselves or what they've been through. Great...just great. Nothing like a tough shell to try and crack... he thought sourly. Overall, he didn't feel like talking much himself. Each person seemed more focused on either their weapons or on themselves. Regardless, if this team was to work at all, they needed to break this deafening silence and try to communicate with one another.

Taking in a deep breath, Savas looked briefly out the window as the airship steadily made it's way towards their destination. If he remembered correctly, it would take about half an hour before they arrived to their location. Letting out a slow breath, he decided that it was now or never that they try and get to know one another. "Ngggrh" he snorted, looking first at Kei and then at Acero before letting them fall on Ribeiro. "I get it. We're all probably not very thrilled about being on a team together" he said quietly, though loud enough for everyone to hear. "Doesn't change the fact that we're stuck working together for our final year here." Clearing his throat, he despised the attention, but trudged on, changing his gaze between his teammates. "Before we land, do any of you have any questions? It would also be good to know what kind of fighter you are so we can create some kind of strategy." Slamming an armored fist against his lamellar armored chest, he pointed to himself. "You can guess it, but I'm a tank fighter and does best as the vanguard." Switching his gaze over to Acero, he pointed at him with his horn. "You?" he inquired, partially hoping that the mood might lighten up, but wasn't expecting it to.
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Second Year Beacon Student: Jett Davenport - The Playful Shadow Knight of Team MLDC (Melodic)

Third Year Beacon Student: Suntalia Lyn Ryker - The Voice of Thunder of Team PLSM (Plasma)

Fourth Year Beacon Student: Savas Carnelian - The Quiet Berserker Leader of Team SARK (Stark)

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Re: Stark Terror Among the Ashes [CLOSED] [Team SARK - Initiation]
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2017, 10:25:26 PM »
Acero was glad that the atmosphere wasn't as awkward as when they first met at the landing platform. Acero looked around at the rest his new team before resting his gaze on Savas. "Well, I'm a skirmisher. I can dash into a group of enemies, do some damage, and dash out before they realize what happened to 'em. I can also change my weapon into 3 forms, each of which serves a different purpose--whether it be for speed, power, or versatility. It doesn't have a ranged component though, and I don't carry a gun."

Averting his gaze to the floor of the airship, Acero cleared his throat to speak again. He looked at Ribeiro and Kei. "So, what can you two do? Don't be shy now."

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Re: Stark Terror Among the Ashes [CLOSED] [Team SARK - Initiation]
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2017, 12:51:39 PM »
"So, what can you two do? Don't be shy now."
Ribeiro felt a prick of irritation at the last comment I'm Trying! she bitterly thought. Given the invitation to talk about her strengths she was finally able to open up a little more. "Well...I shoot my targets down before they get too close" She said taking out her pistol and holding it down, making sure the blade and barrel were pointed at the floor Safety Always!. "I have with me four different types of dust ammo and change them when I need to" She said patting her book bag emphasizing where she keeps it. "Oh and I'm naturally fast but my semblance makes me faster but only when I get wet" she added
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