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Mechanical Implants, Natural Regrets [CLOSED]
« on: September 21, 2017, 02:07:05 PM »
~Beacon Academy, Training Arena No. 10~

Lightning flashed, thunder crashed, raindrops drumming a mad beat on the glass roof, covering one of Beacon's many training arenas, oddly quiet despite the weather. The site was lit up by dozens of Dust lights, casting intricate patterns on the steel floor, which time and time again were temporarily covered by blinding flashes from the lightning. The arena was empty, save one lone, silent individual sitting in the shadows cast by the lights, a cylindrical tube of metal leaning against the wall.

Letting out a long, deep sigh of tension, Kei gazed up at the dark sky, waiting for a specific person to arrive. His thoughts were a jumble; his mind twisted and scrambled. He needed a distraction. And an explanation. And...someone to talk to, to let his emotions out. It was too much for himself to handle and not something he wanted to share with his psychiatrist. The recent events had changed his view of a certain few things. So he waited.

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Re: Mechanical Implants, Natural Regrets [CLOSED]
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2017, 02:30:21 PM »
As the rain continued to drum against the glass roof, the loud sound of a door being closed echoed throughout the arena. Acero, the cybernetic 4th year, walked into the building to the combat zone. Water dripped from his armor and weapon as his prosthetic leg's servos made noise that could be heard throughout the arena.

The cyborg looked around, his helmet still on, to find his teammate and friend, Kei. After a minute or two, a somewhat raspy voice came through the helmet, saying, "Kei. Are you in here somewhere?"

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Re: Mechanical Implants, Natural Regrets [CLOSED]
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2017, 02:41:50 PM »
The unmistakable noise that could only come from something mechanical. The familiar, yet different voice. Kei raised his head skyward, catching a glimpse of the half-human, half cybernetic being that was his friend and teammate. "Over here." He said softly, rising to his feet and picking up the cylinder of metal in his right hand.

From his position he surveyed Acero's new implants, now clearly visible unlike when he was still in the hospital ward. A surge of sadness started washing over him, like a tidal wave crashing on a beach. He knew what it was like to have implants--it was a horrible, unnatural feeling, like a stranger taking over part of your body. What he didn't know was how Acero managed to deal with half his body being...gone. Emotion rose in a turmoil before Kei choked it down, and stepped out of the shadows. "Thank you for coming, Acero. I hope you are well?" he enquired, not managing to completely hide the tremor in his voice.
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Re: Mechanical Implants, Natural Regrets [CLOSED]
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2017, 03:05:54 PM »
Seeing his friend walk out of the shadows, Acero undid a couple of tabs on his helmet and took it off, revealing his scarred face and cybernetic jaw. Out of all of the people that he had met a Beacon, Kei was the person that Acero trusted the most. Ironic due to Kei's lack of trust in others.

The cyborg walked over to his friend, saying, "I've been better, obviously. How are you?" His attention then turned to the metal cylinder. "And what is that?"

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Re: Mechanical Implants, Natural Regrets [CLOSED]
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2017, 04:02:54 PM »
"I'm f-" Kei started responding automatically, before choking on the word "fine". Out of all the words to describe him, "fine" could not be worse. "I'm...really, really not doing well. Something's wrong with me, and I do not mean my own...parts. Something that's not me." He then got surprised by Acero's second question. "You haven't seen this? It's my weapon. Inside houses several steel lances, each with different Dust elements."

Before his mind began to wander, Kei got back to the topic at hand, clearly uneasy at talking about his problems. "I will not lie, I require a distraction. I hope this will also benefit you, as this does give you a chance to test out your new components. It seemed only natural to ask you." he explained why he called Acero here. "Will you spar with me? Standard rules, random arena, knockouts at 20% aura."
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Re: Mechanical Implants, Natural Regrets [CLOSED]
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2017, 05:29:33 PM »
As Acero heard Kei's explanations, he scoffed and said, "This seems more like stress relieve than anything to me my friend. But you're right, I should try these new limbs out." The cyborg put his helmet back on and walked to the other side of the arena. He pulled out his transformable sword and bowed towards his opponent ready for a nice sparring session.

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Re: Mechanical Implants, Natural Regrets [CLOSED]
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2017, 01:25:36 AM »
"Thanks. I appreciate it. And maybe you are right, this might help relieve stress. Mainly by being beaten up by any new equipment you have installed in that arm of yours." Mechanical gears whirred, panels opened, and his lance sheath slotted into Kei's mechanical spine, resting parallel to his waist. His lance handle protruding from behind his back, the sheath started rotating, allowing Kei to choose the type of lance he wanted.

Pulling out his scroll, Kei swiped and tapped a few buttons, before motioning for Acero to step forward into the middle of the arena. Similar to the arena in the Vytal Festival, the ground descended with a mild rumble, before reemerging with a
lush, green forest on Kei's side of the field, while a uneven, rocky surface rose up on Acero's side. The forest was not dense at all, but the trees could support a normal person's weight. On the other side, the rocky surface was pitted with craters that were steaming, most likely lava spouts that would erupt at any time.

~Music: Prometheus~


The handle of his lance popped forward slightly, allowing Kei to slowly withdraw a long, shiny rapier-lance blade. Still in the middle of the arena, he assumed a "en garde" stance, tip pointing toward Acero. "May the best man win." He called. With a tap of a button, the Dust within the lance reacted, engulfing the length of the blade with a intense flame. "Your move."

Battle Stats:
-Aura: 100%
-Dust Lances used: 1 Fire, 3 minute duration

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Re: Mechanical Implants, Natural Regrets [CLOSED]
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2017, 04:43:55 PM »
After the arena had shifted, and Acero was left in the rocky, volcanic terrain, he smirked under his helmet. He then saw that Kei was motioning for him to come near, which caused the cyborg to put away his weapon on his back.

He then walked around behind a medium sized rock and got his wrist laser out, putting in a battery to charge it up. After about one or two seconds, the 4th year aimed his laser at Kei and fired off a couple shots aimed at Kei's torso.

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Re: Mechanical Implants, Natural Regrets [CLOSED]
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2017, 06:17:20 PM »
All of Kei's combat training over the past four years kicked in, his mind evaluating the battlefield and conditions. Acero was not moving closer to him. This meant a ranged weapon, likely built into his arm, since he was using a sword as his main weapon. A quick glance behind him revealed trees close enough to take cover behind. Making split second decisions, Kei took a few steps back in the time that Acero disappeared behind the rock, then dove to the side behind a tree, in time to watch the red lasers zoom exactly past where he would have been standing. Acero was a good shot with that weapon. Kei mentally stored that away.

He had no such ranged weapon to engage Acero, nor did he know what that weapon was capable of, how many shots it had left. This meant adapting to the scenario. All at once, Kei did several things. The first was to deactivate the Fire Dust and swap the lance out for a similar-looking one, causing the sheath chamber to rotate and provide Kei with what he wanted. Following that up, he gathered Aura in his legs and leapt straight up into the lowest hanging branch, hidden from view by the foliage. There, he started gesturing with his lance arm, leaving magenta lines floating in the air, gradually resembling a symbol.

All he needed was time.

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Channeling Semblance
(Can be interrupted)
▫ Aura Status: 100%
▫ Lance Type: Ink Lance
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Re: Mechanical Implants, Natural Regrets [CLOSED]
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2017, 07:10:31 AM »
Isn't this gonna be fun. Acero thought in a sarcastic manner as he tried to look for signs of where Kei had went. After scanning for a few seconds, the cyborg figured that he might get ambushed, so, he climbed up on the tallest rock and kneel down, ready to shoot his opponent.

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Re: Mechanical Implants, Natural Regrets [CLOSED]
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2017, 08:22:08 AM »
As the last strokes of his symbol fell into place, Kei felt the familiar feeling of his semblance flow into his aura. He knew it had a limited time to run, and that Acero was no slouch. He would be ready and waiting, likely on a high vantage point due to his weapon's range advantage. What he needed to do was engage Acero up close where he would have the advantage.

As the symbol started fading away in the air, Kei put his semblance to use, pushing off hard from the tree and starting to sprint in a circle anticlockwise around Acero, staying in the cover of the trees, before reaching the halfway point of the arena, where he burst from the treeline making a direct charge at Acero. No attacks just yet--he was too far away for his lance to reach, and he needed to see what Acero responded with.

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Semblance Activated: (Speed)
▫ Aura Status: 100%
▫ Lance Type: Ink Lance
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Re: Mechanical Implants, Natural Regrets [CLOSED]
« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2017, 06:15:27 PM »
As soon as Kei charged out of the treeline into the open, Acero took the battery out of his laser and put it in his pocket. He then took out his sword and jumped into the air, using his semblance to dash towards Kei, trying to match whatever attack he had with a spinning, vertical slash.

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  • Aura Status: 100%
  • Dashes on cool-down: 1
  • Weapon Mode: Greatsword
  • Spinning Slash: 12%

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Re: Mechanical Implants, Natural Regrets [CLOSED]
« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2017, 06:30:39 PM »
His semblance was already fading. Kei could feel it. But it still had enough time to execute the strategy Kei wanted. As Acero burst through the air at speeds matching his own, Kei swapped his current lance out for another, choosing to keep the dust within hidden. Then as the blade came closer he sidestepped, though not fast enough as his semblance faded, causing him to get nicked by the spinning slash.

In response, Kei executed three swift lunges in quick succession, retracting his arm after each stab, before backflipping beyond both his and Acero's range, standing poised and straight. He was still on the volcanic side of the field. Several lava spouts were currently erupting, though not close enough to affect either fighter. However, steam was rising somewhere behind Kei, away from his notice.


Battle Stats:
     ▫ Semblance on cooldown: 30 seconds
     ▫ Aura Status: 94% (6% by nicked slash)
     ▫ Lance Type: Unknown

Damage Output:
     ▫ 3 x 4% Lunges
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Re: Mechanical Implants, Natural Regrets [CLOSED]
« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2017, 05:04:51 PM »
As Acero landed, he already figured out that Kei didn't take the blunt of the attack, only getting nicked by it. As soon as the cyborg turned around to face his opponent, he was greeted with a few quick jabs from a lance. The 4th year was able to block one of the jabs using his swords, but was unable to block the other two.

Acero jumped back and pulled his sword in half, switching his weapon to it's dual-swords mode. He jumped up into the air and air dashed down, spinning horizontally towards Kei.

Battle Stats:

  • Aura Status: 92%
  • Dashes on cool-down: 2
  • Weapon Mode: Dual Swords
  • Tornado Slash: 10%

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Re: Mechanical Implants, Natural Regrets [CLOSED]
« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2017, 05:40:32 PM »
Great. Dual swords. As Acero used his semblance again, Kei backed up, directing his rapier against Acero's tornado slash to direct it just to the left of his arm, but not counter-riposting in case of any hidden gadgets Acero might have. Unknowingly, Kei was still moving toward the steaming hole in the floor, which was emitting steam at a significantly higher rate than before.

Battle Stats:
     ▫ Semblance on cooldown: 15 seconds
     ▫ Aura Status: 94%
     ▫ Lance Type: Unknown

Immediate Surroundings:
     ▫ Lava spout eruption imminent
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