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Re: Across the SALTy sea (Main Thread)(Closed but message if you want in)
« Reply #30 on: December 12, 2017, 10:13:58 PM »
Topaz was sitting in the engine room of the ship reading the owners manual when she heard a girl-ish scream that was barely loud enough to be heard over the roar of the engines followed by Dorian's command. Before even thinking about how weird it was to have women scream when she was the only one on the ship she jumped off the floor and booked it to the top of the ship as fast she could. Slamming open the door to the deck her first reaction to what she thought was a giant spider was to scream little while placing a hand on her mouth so she didn't bring the monster attention to her. But after a second she realized that what she at first thought was the spider's torso, was actually just Aurum hanging out with some mechanical spider legs. In light of this realization, she angrily threw the engine's manual she carried up with her at him and screamed obscenities before stomping back into the belly of the ship angrily muttering.

She spent the rest of hour going over the weapon systems and the engines on the boat, avoiding Dorian as best she could. She didn't want to run the risk of having to interact with that snob, plus it gave the time alone was useful to get her thoughts together on what was a very interesting day so far. Dorian's announcement of something else approaching the ship snapped her out of her headspace as she checked the time noting that within only an hour something was already attacking them. Begrudgingly following Dorians instructions she ran to the top of the ship once more while also turning on her facemask getting ready for some potential combat.While running up the stairs she briefly consider the thought this was Aurum again, deciding if it was she would kill him. Reaching the top deck she opened up the door getting blasted by strong and freezing winds, forcing her back into the ship a little bit. She had to squint to look outside since her facemask only covered her mouth, and her glasses offered little to no protection against these whipping winds. Topaz looked around, trying to spot the approaching threat but found just finding the other end of the ship was difficult enough, let alone some Grimm in the distance.
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 #31 on: January 02, 2018, 08:06:25 AM »
For a ship owned by some rich schmuck there didn't seem to be much to play around with. Where were the girls? The games? The good music? All Aurum could see and here was monotonous speakers in the corners, the occasional chair, and...not much really. Having needed to come down due to the awful weather Aurum felt disappointed that his plans for a beautiful ocean sun tan were sunk, Mantle did have the worst weather. If it were somewhere like Mistral or even Vacuo he could only imagine the beautiful noontime sun blasting his skin with its hot rays. Dull cold trips like these were why Aurum had to heat things up himself.

After Remnant-knows how many minutes Aurum spent disassembling his spider contraption for lack of anything to do, Dorian's announcement felt almost welcome...in a "would puke in a bucket rather than on himself" sort of way. Reassembling his weapon to brace against his arms and torso Aurum strut towards the door, before realizing he had no idea where he was on the ship. Luckily he could see the outside from a nearby window but it didn't mean he could see anything else on the godsdamned ship. Sighing he scratched his head and walked out, aimlessly walking in the hallway for lack of anything better to do.
Students
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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Professor William Nox - "To contain the world in a grain of dust *EXPOROSION*

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Re: Across the SALTy sea (Main Thread)(Closed but message if you want in)
« Reply #32 on: January 03, 2018, 11:21:56 PM »
'Good idea Dorian, Ill make my way to the engine room to ensure we stay on course.' Dorian replied to Avery though the communication systems. Quickly leaving before Avery came Dorian started to  hunker down in the heart of the ship, popping nausea pills and finding a way to pretend he was no longer on a ship. Looking at the screens on the bridge it was incredibly difficult for Avery to decipher any meaningful information. The storm was acting strange, seemingly generating a electro-magnetic field of it's own made much of the radio equipment useless and explosives played havoc with the heat sensors. Paying close attention to the screens however Avery could pick up on the same signature that Dorian pointed out before. Moving far to fast to be a aquatic craft whatever it was it did seem more and more like a real threat the closer the object's course appeared more purposeful than the wilds of the storm.

As Aurum and Topaz made there way to the outside of the ship they immediately became buffered by harsh winds, physically pushing them back and blinding the hunters-in-training for a few moments. Progress was still possible however as long as they kept tight grips on the railing. Unfortunately it was positively bucketing down with rain soaking both hunters-in-training and all the present hand holds in seconds. Off in the distance flashes of light can be seen, explosions, dust mine filings had been caught up in the storm and they created a spectacular fusion of colour, primal fireworks only enhanced by the misty overlays of rainfall. That is until a particually large collection of raw dust slamed straight into the hull of the ship. A horrible tearing could be heard from all over the ship even with the booming of rain on metal and warnings lights flashed on the bridge, the hull had been breached. On the lower quarters only Dorian, Topaz and Aurum were in any position to get to it within a reasonable fashion. Upon inspection the breach was a rocky pillar, not dissimilar to those wielding but earth dust users back at school. Luckily the pillar seemed jammed into the breach blocking most of the water rushing through but the ship was still filling up slowly if DALT would leave it. Spending any time outside the craft exposes the person to a much lighter rain of unrefined dust as Aurum and Topaz both find out with fire and ice dust filings flying straight towards them.

Just as the excitement from the first breach dies down a second is reported by the ships systems, far smaller than the previous, there is little reason to take it even as seriously as the first breach. Ridding into the belly of the storm the bombardment of dust fillings was only going to get worse and although the ships automated systems were already moving to lift their weight in keeping them afloat, cutting through obstructions and sealing the hull before returning back into their hideyholes in the walls.

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Topaz and Aurum 4% from speeding dust fillings.
« Last Edit: January 03, 2018, 11:49:21 PM by Kingnoname1 »
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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

Ramalia - Teamless :( - First Year Shade

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Re: Across the SALTy sea (Main Thread)(Closed but message if you want in)
« Reply #33 on: January 18, 2018, 01:54:20 PM »
While he could vaguely tell from the distorted screens that something was heading their way, he was caught off guard by the collision. Avery fell to the ground, managing to at least catch himself before fully smashing against the floor. But his wrist didn't handle the maneuver well and a sharp pain shot up his right arm. He allowed his wrist to give way for relief.

Avery stood himself back up, but the flashing lights and sirens were making it hard to focus. He glanced around the screens again and managed to find one that told him what was going on below him. Avery's breathing froze while he deciphered what was on the screen and resumed with a lengthy exhale. He went back onto the comms. "We have a breach in the hull, port side. I repeat, there is a breach in the hull, port side." Avery let out a deep sigh after toggling off the comms. He formed his hands into fists to keep them under control.

He walked over to the front-viewing window of the bridge and watched as the storm put on a brilliant light-show.
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Sophea Devi Visorith - Beacon Nurse, Gardener, Health Nut, Scholar
Mao Visorith - First-Year Beacon Student, Team SFF[M]
Aurelia Caelius - Beacon Graduate, Huntress, Team [A]URM
Izumi Cremisi - Member of Obsidian Rose, Assassin, Thief, Arcade Enthusiast
Airi Fogden Bicardi - Second-Year Atlas Student, Family Heiress
Avery LeBlanc - Third-Year Atlas Student, Triplet, Duelist, Manipulator, Team SA[L]T | Threads [Team: ]
Yu Mei - First-Year Haven Student
Suna Arevik - First-Year Shade Student, Scavenger-in-Training, Team S[S]MR
Mara Lev - Mercenary, de facto Leader of Siren

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Re: Across the SALTy sea (Main Thread)(Closed but message if you want in)
« Reply #34 on: January 19, 2018, 01:18:53 AM »
     After a strong gust of wind pushed Topaz back through the open door she decided it wasn't worth wandering around outside in the violent winds, what if a strong gust of wind pushed her off the boat? She shuddered at the thought of being lost at sea, it was not something she wanted to think about. At any rate, standing around outside wouldn't do any good since the visibility was basically non-existent she decided. Right before she was going to give her brief report the ship violently jerked in a direction, knocking her into the wall and off her feet along with forcing a small yelp out of her. "What the heck was that" She exclaimed to the empty hall quicking getting back on her feet. The possibilities of what happened raced through her mind'Grimm? No that was too big even a giant sea monster couldn't do that, I think. Maybe we ran aground on some small uncharted island?...No these computers a-" Her train of thought process was interrupted by Avery's announcement.

     Topaz's eyes widened as the news that the ship was breached came out the speakers, of all the places possible this was really not somewhere where she wanted to be stranded at sea. Her thoughts quickly flashed back to being pushed off the boat by the strong storm's wind. 'Maybes it not too bad and it can be patched up quickly'She thought as she ran down the hall and down the stairs towards where she suspected the breach was. Practically falling down the stairs she arrived a minute after the initial breach at the bottom of the ship where her boots hit some water that had gushed in. At this point, there was an already considerable amount on the floor all flowing from an easy to spot source. A massive pillar jutting out of the side of the ship.Her mind raced trying to think of some way she could fix it before realizing that she should probaly contact her "leader" before doing anything hasty.

"Dorian do you hear me!? " She practically yelled into her masks microphone.

"The damage here is pretty bad, I'm not sure what to should do. If I had a welding torch I could try to fix it but even then I don't think its enough. I could try using Lithium but I don't think he can get hot enough for long enough."She said her voice filling with panic as the water rose higher the thought of drowning become harder to push away.
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 #35 on: January 20, 2018, 11:47:31 PM »
Ahh, dust storms in the cold briny sea. What a wondrous way to continue their boring mission. To think that they'd hit a storm so early on, and with dust fillings to boot! The intense light show interested Aurum but the face full of ice and fire and whatever other mixed dust did not, his aura took a small bit of damage but nothing he couldn't shrug off. He was tempted to go out and brave the storm like any old salty coot but he knew that the maintenance on his weapon system would be hell and frankly didn't find the thought of more wind and dust messing his hair appealing.

Hearing his brother's announcement he rushed to the area and found both of his present teammates scrambling over the large dust pillar sticking into the hull. It seemed serious and how it got there befuddled him. If it was a simple crash it would have made sense to some degree but the circumstances played out a little too conveniently for Aurum's highly active mind. Keeping that thought in the back of his head he skipped towards Topaz with a large grin on his face saying, "For a sophisticated  self-driving ship this turned out worse than expected. Well, I wouldn't blame the poor thing, it's not everyday a giant pillar of earth would suddenly spike the hull, there's something weird going on but I guess patching this big booboo takes priority. If only I had a giant amount of putty and a blast torch, though I'm guessing we don't have that at hand so let's freeze it for the meantime since obviously we can't just patch the steel with all this water gushing in. So.. you got any ice dust?

Aurum himself usually had one or two vials of dust on his person but ice wasn't one of them. He didn't really rely on that certain type, given that Atlas was already fricken full of ice in the first place, but given the situation there wasn't any quick fixes he could offer save for the single vial he had. It wouldn't be enough to patch the entire hole, given how much he was lacking but water was already pooling around his feet and the thought of getting wet inside a ship didn't seem fun at all. That's when it hit him. Aside from a stray shard of earth getting blasted towards his head by a jet of water an idea also smashed into that noggin of his, freeze the salty water around the earth and let it patch itself, at least for the meantime.

Stepping a small distance away he fashioned his weapon into a few hovering daggers held by wires and carefully tipped each one with ice dust in one swift motion. Usually one would seal it from one end to another but given the time he didn't really have that luxury, even if Topaz did have a small portable boomerang-looking flying tool.

"Since we can't melt it, let's freeze it! Activating a speed bubble around himself, Topaz and the leak, Aurum effectively slowed down the outside flow by speeding up their own time. From a massive gush the water was practically just trickling in now, which sadly wouldn't hold the second he dropped his bubble, so he launched his daggers around the pillar to freeze the edges long enough for Topaz to get started on the welding. "I know I'm pretty much a savant with my semblance but you know I can't hold this  forever so let's fix this thing quickly!!!

Students
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"

Professors
Professor William Nox - "To contain the world in a grain of dust *EXPOROSION*

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Re: Across the SALTy sea (Main Thread)(Closed but message if you want in)
« Reply #36 on: February 13, 2018, 05:34:06 AM »
Avery

As the chaos around them escalated it became increasingly apparent to Avery that the information being projecting on to the screens around wasn't quite matching up, sonar was showing large and rapidly moving forms not far beneath the waves but the rest of the measurements weren't picking them up. Likewise the surface radar seemed to strangely lag behind real world events. Still moving the the glass to witness what the storm had to offer Avery was treated to a truly spectacular display of colours which almost blinded the scion to new danger before it was too late. Another shard of dust crystal slammed straight into the glass surrounding the bridge and weather through superior design or providence the material held as the crystal deflected off the glass surface. That isn't to say it didn't leave damage, a massive crack had formed at the point of contact and several smaller crystals had been scattered across the glass. Droids have already spilled out from their crevices and started trying to repair/clean the glass but it's slow going and at least for now makes the bridge a poor viewing point.

Dorian's voice croaked through the communication systems, both from variable static and Dorian's own short breath. 'The engine is holding together but she is struggling, I'm not sure if we should move the ship around much to try to keep the engine as stable as possible. The stabilizers also seem to be playing up, I can try to keep us upright manually but it means we will have to keep someone down here unless people want to try swimming to our objective.í Dorian called out, his judging quip not quite managing to cover up the growing fear in his voice.

The stabilisers which Dorian is referring to play a vital role in keeping the ship upright, being a highly automated ship the teamís vessel demands a huge amount of computing power to govern itself. This is only magnified in a storm and as it becomes increasingly apparent something was causing the shipís more advanced systems to go haywire.



Topaz

Managing to quickly get herself back inside Topaz was treated to a series of bright lights flashing in the distance, too far away to see what exactly was causing them but they lit up an enormous black shape sitting on the ocean's surface. Dashing through the labyrinthine corridors of the ship Topaz also add to navigate past the scuttering droids, going about their business as best they could given the situations and trying to fix any minor damage. Upon calling up Dorian there was a significant pause before the Rothburg scion responded. íIn theory the ships droids should take care of major breaches they just need time. That might not be a luxury we can afford, even if you canít wield the hull close yourself simply halting the influx of water would be greatly appreciated.í Dorian responded, breath still coming quickly as numerous sounds of beeping and switches being flipped could be heard. After a rather loud beep Dorian swore into the still open mic before the line dropping dead.
Rather sheepishly Dorian came back in a few moments later íI would advise Aurum and yourself to meet up, there seems to be something playing up with the systems and we canít afford for everyone to be separated.í Dorian continued with genuine concern in his voice. íThe internal scanners also seem to be playing up unless one of you are trying to sneak up on me.í With that last bit of forced humour Dorian went silent again.

Despite the large distance she had to cover Topaz still made it to the first breach first, the water wasnít filling as much as it could have been as the rock was sealing the hole. Unfortunately the pillar had pieced deep into the side of the wall exposing a series of electronics, luckily rock isnít the most conductive material and there was already the ever present droids trying to close the gap.



Aurum

Aurum arrives a few minutes after Topaz and after his glib remarks got to work reducing the flow of water. Effectively cutting the flow to near nothing to truly nothing as ice sprouted from the daggers. Covering both the connecting rock and hull in a reasonably thick layer. Unfortunately the drag of the pillar twisted the intrusion and it was already ripping free of itís frozen cage to embed itself deeper into the ship. The rock however seemed it might not be a problem for much longer with Aurums daggers causing small chucks to splinter off and cracks appear in the main rock.

Recognising that the pilots of the ship were taking care of the big intrusion several droids formed themselves in an orderly line beside of Aurum and Topaz waiting for any instructions the hunters-in-training had for them. Dorian and Avery busy with their own tasks silence fell over the ship, even the storm seemed to be letting up as the thunderous belting on the ship hull morphed into a more moderate clanging.

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(Reading back over Iím not sure if itís clear but everyone can hear what Dorian says over the intercom but not what the others responses are unless they are nearby.)

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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

Ramalia - Teamless :( - First Year Shade

 

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