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Within Nature ~ Training [Rush] (CLOSED)
« on: January 28, 2018, 01:41:47 PM »
 It was a spot Dr. Budonoki had picked out in advance -- the wide, quietly flowing stream was idyllic in some ways, a ribbon of soft-spoken blue contrasting the vibrant reds that dominated in Forever Fall. It was interrupted only by a single fallen tree trunk that bridged the water, and it was to this that the old Faunus led Juno.

"Juno Vert... the files the school has on you make it clear that you're a capable and creative fighter." Budonoki made his way over to a tree not far from the water where a number of simple metal poles were waiting, placing his staff aside and picking one up. "And I see no reason to contend that. Your performance at the Vytal Festival showed your skills quite clearly. However..." He gestured for Juno to grab one of the wooden poles. They were about four feet long and sturdy looking, the sort that one could easily spar with.

"Your go-to melee weaponry are all hard-light constructions, are they not? Very light and agile by nature, durable... but virtually weightless." The professor tested the balance of his pole, tossing it from one hand to another and spinning it deftly as he did. "To be a Huntsman, you must be ready to adapt. We do not always have the advantage of our preferred weapons, after all, and improvising in the field can prove just as critical as good preparation. Today, we'll be working on your balance. Get a feel for your weapon, then step up onto the log and face me when you're ready to begin..."
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Re: Within Nature ~ Training [Rush] (CLOSED)
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2018, 05:18:43 PM »
Staves. Juno never had luck with staves. Be it his mother's weapon, Vermilion's spear cannon, or any sort of staff he tried to noodle around with, something about the weapon never really clicked with him. Which, well, was enough of a disappointment when one doesn't consider the fact that it is essentially just a long stick. Nevertheless, the doctor had his reasons.

Once the order was given, Juno reached out and grabbed one of the staves, absentmindedly twirling it in his hand. The stick was well balanced, sturdy, and rather high quality. Thankfully, it was a shorter staff, meaning he could get away with movement based more on swordsmanship than stick fighting. After acclimating himself to the weight and grip of the weapon, Juno adjusted his grip, wielding the staff in a backhand manner before stepping up to the log and edging his way forward. "Whoever gets knocked in the water loses, I take it?" he inquired, the assumption based on the sheer number of martial arts movies he had seen as a child. "Very well. I'm ready when you are."
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Re: Within Nature ~ Training [Rush] (CLOSED)
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2018, 08:19:28 AM »
The old Faunus chuckled. "You're very competitive -- a good trait in a Huntsman. But no, this is not a contest." Stepping up onto the log, Budonoki assumed a relaxed stance, holding his staff at just above mid-way. "I know that you could use your Semblance fairly easily to avoid being knocked off. Instead, your challenge is to try to knock me off. Now... whenever you're ready."




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Beacon Student: Rory Vogel, "The Scarlet Shield" ~ 1st Year, Team VCVS

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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