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Within Nature ~ Training [Monster] (CLOSED)
« on: January 29, 2018, 04:17:28 PM »
Jocelyn, as Budonoki knew, was a kind and giving soul even by the standards Beacon held its prospective Huntresses to. One could even argue that she was too quick to give of herself, that her Semblance of healing at the cost of her own Aura stood to be her greatest potential vulnerability. Even so, as the sagely old Faunus led her up the course of a shallow river he could not help but admire her dedication to the welfare of others -- the girl would be a fine medic one day, very possibly even more.

It was thus imperative, he mused, to ensure she could survive to help as many people as possible.

"Not much further now, miss Antiqua." He assured, half-turning to look back at her. The foliage was dense up ahead but he knew the way -- in truth, this was one of his favorite spots in Forever Fall. Rounding the bend of a rocky outcropping, their destination came into view: a horseshoe-shaped cleft in the cliffs a mere ten feet high, over the ledges of which flowed no less than half a dozen small, burbling waterfalls. The place had no official name that he was aware of, but Budonoki had come to affectionately call it "the amber veil".

Smiling at the sight, he found a familiar tree stump at the water's edge and sat down. "Thank you for indulging this old man -- I've a fondness for this place, you see." He smiled over at her. "But you must surely be wondering why I've brought you here, hm?"
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Beacon Student: Rory Vogel, "The Scarlet Shield" ~ 1st Year, Team VCVS

Shade Student: Sean Acacia, "Grenadier" ~ 1st Year



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Beacon Teacher / Experimental Botanist: Dr. Budonoki Sophos, Medical & Wilderness Specialist

Baker / Retired Huntsman: Alec Chadwick, owner of 'Fabled Goods' bakery

Pirate / Freelancer: Captain Cordell of the Red Corsair ~ Available For Hire!

Mercenary / Infiltrator: Micah Sere AKA "Prowler" ~ Danger, Avoid If Possible

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Re: Within Nature ~ Training [Monster] (CLOSED)
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2018, 02:44:40 PM »
What little information Jocelyn had on the Forever Fall forest came mostly from pictures and her brother's description of when he was undertaking his mission. If anything, neither managed to quite capture the stunning beauty that kept unfolding with each twist and turn in the path. It was similar to an elaborate story, each flip of the page, each bend in the road revealing new, exciting sights never before seen by her own eyes.

Yet, when they arrived at their destination, the scenery blew everything she had seen before out of the water. It was a scene straight out of a movie; miniature waterfalls flowing and mixing together, like a carefully designed and tended garden. Jocelyn let out a soft gasp at the sight, nearly unable to comprehend such beauty.

"It's easy to see why," she said, her voice hushed in awe. "It wouldn't be a stretch to say you brought me here to admire the view, would it, Professor?"
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Setsuna Antiqua -First Year Leader, Team ASTC- "You will always have my shield."

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

Tieren Augus -First Year Leader, Team AGAT- "If it's not dead, whack it again."

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

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

Graham Dylandy -First Year Member, Team LLGD- "Let's dance!....Nah, overused..."

Jocelyn Antiqua - First Year Student- "United we stand, divided you die."

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Re: Within Nature ~ Training [Monster] (CLOSED)
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2018, 11:13:38 AM »
"It is quite beautiful, yes." The old surgeon cast his eyes across the water and foliage, smiling softly as he did so. "I sometimes come out here to meditate on my days off... but no, the view is not the main reason we're here. I thought that the serenity of this spot would be a good fit for what we are to undertake."

"Your Semblance, miss Antiqua, is a fine thing."
He gestured to a smooth, flat, moss-covered boulder not to far from his own spot, encouraging her to sit. "You give of yourself to restore others, and can even do so with bullets! I've known many remarkable Huntresses and Huntsmen down through the years and can tell you with certainty that gifts such as yours are rare indeed, the sort of thing which can do a great deal of good. However, I'm sure it hardly needs saying that sacrificing some of your own Aura -- especially in the midst of battle -- can be a risky thing. To that end, I'd like to explore what we can do either to strengthen your Aura or make your Semblance less of a risk. I know a few things that may be of use to you, but matters such as these are, always, a deeply personal process."

"What are your thoughts on the matter, hm? What comes to mind -- your thoughts, you feelings, your concerns and hopes -- when you think about your Semblance?"
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Beacon Teacher / Experimental Botanist: Dr. Budonoki Sophos, Medical & Wilderness Specialist

Baker / Retired Huntsman: Alec Chadwick, owner of 'Fabled Goods' bakery

Pirate / Freelancer: Captain Cordell of the Red Corsair ~ Available For Hire!

Mercenary / Infiltrator: Micah Sere AKA "Prowler" ~ Danger, Avoid If Possible

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Re: Within Nature ~ Training [Monster] (CLOSED)
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2018, 12:58:57 PM »
"Thank you, Professor," Jocelyn said, astonished that a experienced Huntsman was singing her praises and taking the seat offered."It's delicate, this semblance of mine. Useful, without a doubt, but then I have to use it like I'm handling a baby--care and caution."

"The thing that springs to mind for me first is care--that I can keep others from ever being injured in fights, to keep their Aura topped up. Aura matters less for me since I'm usually in the back lines, so I'm really happy I can put my Aura to good use. Past that is a sort of personal joy, when I know that I am making a difference by saving lives. But even further down, in a corner of my heart, is a sense of guilt and regret. Guilt from knowing that my Semblance is a manifestation of my soul which has come to fruition only because my brother was hurt protecting me so long ago. Regret that I have, in a way, dragged him onto a vicious battlefield where he could die." She placed a hand over her bosom. "But that is a reason why I fight--to protect him as he once protected me."
« Last Edit: February 07, 2018, 03:13:08 PM by MonsterManic »
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Setsuna Antiqua -First Year Leader, Team ASTC- "You will always have my shield."

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

Tieren Augus -First Year Leader, Team AGAT- "If it's not dead, whack it again."

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

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

Graham Dylandy -First Year Member, Team LLGD- "Let's dance!....Nah, overused..."

Jocelyn Antiqua - First Year Student- "United we stand, divided you die."

Spoiler: Haven • show

Rachel Jonquil -First Year Student- "Come here you sweet little thing~~"

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Re: Within Nature ~ Training [Monster] (CLOSED)
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2018, 07:53:46 AM »
Budonoki nodded thoughtfully as he listened to Jocelyn's words, hearing the weight of emotion she put into them. "Care and joy. Guilt and regret. A sense of obligation. Miss Antiqua, these are all very powerful emotions -- I know them well, and they have brought me both remarkable strength and great sorrow over my years. For better or worse, thought, they are a vital part of who you are... and you will need to channel these aspects of yourself for what we are to attempt. Capture those emotions in your mind's eye. Bind them together in your memory. Harnessing the reflection of your Semblance within you is one sure way to master it."

"Now then,"
He closed his eyes and breathed in deeply, almost seeming as if he were meditating. "If my suspicions are correct, miss Antiqua, your Semblance can do far, far more than you think it can -- with the proper catalyst empowering it. You still have the Dust crystals I gave you, correct? I would like you to try something for me, please. Choose one, whichever you feel most comfortable using, and begin channeling your Aura into it as though you were using your Semblance. Remember to imbue your Semblance's emotions into the act as well, as this should strengthen your ability to control the result. And then..."

"...Turn the crystal's power on me."
He paused, then added. "Do not worry about what may happen -- I have faith in you."
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Shade Student: Sean Acacia, "Grenadier" ~ 1st Year



OTHERS

Beacon Teacher / Experimental Botanist: Dr. Budonoki Sophos, Medical & Wilderness Specialist

Baker / Retired Huntsman: Alec Chadwick, owner of 'Fabled Goods' bakery

Pirate / Freelancer: Captain Cordell of the Red Corsair ~ Available For Hire!

Mercenary / Infiltrator: Micah Sere AKA "Prowler" ~ Danger, Avoid If Possible

Mercenary / Infiltrator: Maria Sanguine AKA "Bloody Mary" ~ Underworld operative, "The Lady of a Thousand Faces"

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Re: Within Nature ~ Training [Monster] (CLOSED)
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2018, 03:10:06 PM »
Jocelyn nodded, retrieving said Dust crystals and the pouch they were stored in. Despite the previous exercise, she still felt no special affinity toward any kind of Dust, but she recalled the Professor mentioning his own link with Ice Dust, so she pulled the light blue crystal out of the pouch in hopes that whatever she was doing would go smoother.

Now came the decisive part. Calling up her Semblance came naturally to her, as the Dust crystal started pulsing with a unsteady glow at first, before strengthening to a consistent aura of light purple on the borders of the crystal. Infusing her memories into her Semblance was harder, but also achievable as the glow became stronger still. It was her sense of guilt that proved hardest to combine--simply calling it to her mind pained her, but eventually the aforementioned was all imbued into her Semblance. According to Professor Budonoki's instructions, she pressed the crystal to his hand, letting her Aura pass through the Dust crystal like a conductor.
Spoiler: Beacon • show
Setsuna Antiqua -First Year Leader, Team ASTC- "You will always have my shield."

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

Tieren Augus -First Year Leader, Team AGAT- "If it's not dead, whack it again."

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

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

Graham Dylandy -First Year Member, Team LLGD- "Let's dance!....Nah, overused..."

Jocelyn Antiqua - First Year Student- "United we stand, divided you die."

Spoiler: Haven • show

Rachel Jonquil -First Year Student- "Come here you sweet little thing~~"

Spoiler: Others • show

Prof. Ferus Talandar--Grimm Specialist Teacher at Beacon-"Always on call."

 

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