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The Labor of Atlas [CLOSED] [ATLA-Initiation]
« on: May 03, 2017, 07:46:37 AM »
Student,

You have been chosen to be a member of the team ATLA, along with three others whose pictures, names, and contacts you’ll find attached to this message. For your initiation, you have been assigned to a possibly advanced Search and Rescue mission.

The area you will travel to is on the mountain range protecting Vale from Grimm threats elsewhere on the continent, specifically a failed attempt at building a nature reserve/luxury retreat, The Garden. It was too close to Grimm territory, particularly the territory of a triad of Totocoatls and such was taken over and destroyed. A number of people still remain on the grounds, but you are only tasked to bring back one, a woman by the name of Apple O’Hara, a prominent figure in business who herself sent an unspecified amount of carriers to the retreat for extraction of remaining civilians. Unfortunately she underestimated the Grimm there, and is now trapped along with the others. Her picture is attached below.

As for information regarding the area, it is a large expanse, but as we have heard, the remaining people have escaped to an underground bunker. Which one, and if they are all in one or not, we are not sure. These 10 bunkers are scattered around the jungle reserve, the hedge maze, and the open plains/orange orchards. .

During this mission, you will certainly meet a lot of Grimm, so do not take lightly the fact that you have clearance for it. Again, there are three Totocoatls present, along with many other Grimm that may have joined it for the takeover. You should expect some more exotic Grimm, such as Griffons, Bantou, and Beringals, along with the usual King or Emperor Taijitu, Ursa, and the like, though you may not encounter all of them and even so, this is not a mission to rid the area of Grimm. It is to retrieve Mrs. Apple O’Haracle. Nevermore and Vimanas are most definitely not present, the Totocoatls have assured their dominance over the skies in that area.

Immediately head to the hangar, a bullhead and your designated pilot/huntsman guide, Titan, is waiting. He will not assist you in the mission, but will give the leader, Aurora, two flares to fire if you succeed, or if you require immediate retrieval. As soon as you check in, maps of the area will be sent to your scrolls.

Good luck, and we hope for your safe return.




Aurora hurried to the hangar as requested in the message, sipping from her avocado smoothie in the meanwhile. She really , really did not like early mornings, but it was a thing she’d had to get used to. Didn’t mean she had to like it though. As Aurora arrived at the entrance, she immediately saw a blond-haired man with bronzed skin holding a sign with ‘Team ATLA’ on it. She then proceeded to very slowly make her way towards him, looking out for anyone who'd already arrived.
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Re: The Labor of Atlas [CLOSED] [ATLA-Initiation]
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2017, 08:28:22 AM »
Tina had just received the message that three others had gotten beside from her, and was now taking her time walking to her designated location, rereading the message on her scroll over and over again, her head down and concentrated on the message. Team ATLA, huh... She would have walked head first into four lampposts, seven walls and countless civilians had she not been using her semblance, she was so nervous about being assigned a team and going on an official mission for the first time at Beacon.

As she arrived, she noticed a male holding up a sign next to a bullhead, as well as another girl standing near him. The sign was too far to read, but she could guess what it said. After twiddling her thumbs and shuffling nervously, Tina finally gathered what courage she had and slowly sidled into the hangar, hoping no-one would shout at her for being in the wrong place.
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Re: The Labor of Atlas [CLOSED] [ATLA-Initiation]
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2017, 05:58:03 PM »
"ATLA?" Nero said jumping down from her favorite napping tree. She ironically was already close to hangar. After a quick stretch an brush-off, she nabbed Death Bell and Nightshade from by the tree, and prepped to set out. That was, until a certain hissing noise came from above her. "No Taijitu, this is a place you can't follow me to." Nero said with a sigh, reaching up to her common adder. "I would rather keep you away from death. But here, have a field mouse." With her needy melanistic snake fed, she adjusted gatspy hat, donned her hood, and set off.
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Sticking to the shadows, Nero slipped in silently and approached quickly. Making sure as to not be seen, she clung to the shadows next to the bullhead. She stalked behind the dark skinned female, hoping to get a good laugh at another's expense. On to the good part: weapons. The light skinned one had two revolvers with an incredibly interesting design. The other had two machetes strapped to her back and about 36 daggers she could see. This promised to have some fun in a workshop, but one more was supposed to show up, and they had yet show up.
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Re: The Labor of Atlas [CLOSED] [ATLA-Initiation]
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2017, 01:53:19 AM »
Gwylan's morning had started well enough. Good food and a warm shower were never going to do wrong by him, and discovering there was a nice park by Vale's waterfront was only the icing on the cake. Taking the time to have a good run by the docks, as well as joining a few local lads in chucking a Frisbee about, counted as his morning work out, so Gwylan was resting on a bench when he got the message. Atlas huh? This'll be fun.

Having to take the time to head to his room and grab his gear, Gwylan was forced to jog to the hanger so he wouldn't be too late. No one wants to make a bad first impression after all, and especially not when their entire team was apparently made up of ladies. Making his way over to the bullhead, Gwylan threw up a hand in greeting. "Good morning ladies! You three are all looking lovely today, if I may be so bold as to say so" he exclaimed as he got closer, before stopping a few feet away and shooting a bold wink at them. Nothing ventured right?

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Re: The Labor of Atlas [CLOSED] [ATLA-Initiation]
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2017, 08:16:08 AM »
*how does Aurora react to the hidden Nero?*
*Nero completely ignores his trivial advances.*
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Re: The Labor of Atlas [CLOSED] [ATLA-Initiation]
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2017, 01:07:02 PM »
It seemed that the team was all there then, and the male to female ratio was currently 1:3. 3:1 would've been better. This 1 seemed nice and confident though, if his greeting was anything to go by. She seemed to be taller than him... but that didn’t matter. Much. Aurora fluttered her fingers in return, smiling nicely as well. "Thanks. You don't look so bad yourself." Pretty cute actually, even with the crooked nose. Wait was that a trident? Never mind. Twirling a lock of hair with manicured and closely taken care of fingers, she said, "Name's Aurora by the way, but you know that. Team leader. Nice to meet you, Gwylan." Realizing she should probably give some attention to the other members, she turned to her sides and waved at them too. "Nice to meet you t-hey isn’t there su-” Aurora let out a small yelp as she saw Nero behind her. “Hi. You. Nero. Great. Lovely. You’re here. Hi. Again.” What the fuck. Why? Just-why? Also, why shadows? It was a brightly lit place, it wasn’t like you could become invisible in shadows. They helped though, the girl was good at hiding.

The gals did seem alright at first glance, if you ignored the fact that one-Nero if she remembered correctly-was hiding out in the shadows. Emo much? They were both shorties with slim figures and brown hair. Nero had an… interesting… taste in clothes it seemed. That’d have to be remedied. And the other wasn’t bad. The top and the skirt were two separate parts, which was a little weird for a combat skirt, but it was fairly well put together. Nero had a pair of swords, close-combat then, probably. Even if there were multiple forms, the fact that she kept them as swords by default said that she either dealt mainly in them or had more skill with them. Tina on the other hand had pistols, good. Someone had to fill that role. All in all fine. Though she couldn’t help but think that they either had no smart or no social skills because it was pretty surprising that she of all people was the leader.

Meanwhile, the man holding the sign, Titan, looked impatiently at his watch. Noticing that all the members of team ATLA had arrived, he proceeded to throw the the sign into the nearest trash bin. “Say your hellos quickly. No time to waste. You can get to know each other and form a plan in the bullhead.” His voice was gruff and he really didn’t seem to want to be there. His arms were crossed, showing the bulk of his quite noticeable muscles through his flannel shirt. It didn’t look like he was carrying any weapons, but he looked intimidating all the same. “Also, I need you to state your full name species, and your role. Just to make sure.”

Aurora shrugged, saying, “Aurora Hesperid. Human, and I’m the leader.” Looking around, it didn’t seem that any of the team members were Faunus. No obvious signs so far. Good. Aurora didn’t like Faunus, sure they couldn’t all be bad, but they were just… not natural. And who knows, the Faunus could have the same twisted views as the White Fang. They just seemed to cause trouble. Hopefully none of her teammates were Faunus.
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Re: The Labor of Atlas [CLOSED] [ATLA-Initiation]
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2017, 10:31:17 AM »
Tina had barely edged into sight before she inadvertently flinched in surprise at the boy's straightforward greeting-Gwylan, apparently. And the girl who was already there knew him too. Wait. Three? Another flinch, more obvious when she finally noticed the girl who seemingly rose from the shadows, being acknowledged with slightly less of a jovial greeting than the former. Great. She was the odd one out, in that she knew none of them and they seemed to know each other. Way to boost her confidence.

That left the leader mentioned in the message, Aurora, who identified herself in response to the man's prompt. Brushing her hands against Sunrise and Nightfall's handles at her side, in a failed attempt to calm the butterflies in her stomach, she got the words "T-Tina Allan, h-human. Um, what d-do you mean by role? Long-range shooter, I-i guess?" out in a small, shaky voice. Silently, she shouted at herself for botching her first impression with her new team. Why, oh why, did she always have this problem with new people?

Trying to distract herself from her failure, she glanced around at every member's choice of weapons. Dual blades, or machetes, with an impressive array of throwing knives. Another set of dual blades, similar to scimitars, with Dust knows what mechanism within. Lastly, of all the things, a trident. At least it wasn't a dual set, or a sword. There were enough of those, if she counted her own transforming revolvers. Speaking of which, it looked as if she was the only ranged fighter, which suited her immensely. Almost the best thing to happen to her so far.
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Re: The Labor of Atlas [CLOSED] [ATLA-Initiation]
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2017, 11:09:55 AM »
'HAHAHAHAHA, that joke never gets old. I may actually have fun here.' Nero thought. "Sorry about the jumpscare, old habits die hard I guess. You three took it well for three complete strangers though!" she emphasized nearly every word she said by moving her upper body with the tone and message. The new guy had charm boardering bravado. Not really my type, ignore until he tries not to charm me when he sees me. Nero didn't even make eye contact. The dark skinned one had the best reaction, and a crooked nose. May have to check the sensitivity on that subject. The last one is WAY too tense, she may need to work on that, not that I can help her. I'm probably way worse, not with the whole Amare 14 incident when she was 8 on her track record.

Alright, let's get this over with, was hoping to do this on my terms but oh bene (Italian for oh well). Nero made her way to have her entire team in view, she wanted to see their reactions. Taking off her hood and gripping her prized hat, she said, "Nero LaFatch, Wolf Faunus, probably going to be the scout." As she said 'Faunus', she quickly pulled her hat to her chest, displaying her lupine ears for her new team to see. She then rose up, patiently waiting for the tell tale discomfort and disgust of a racist.
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Re: The Labor of Atlas [CLOSED] [ATLA-Initiation]
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2017, 12:56:45 PM »
Gwylan chuckled softly as he watched Aurora and Tina jump in fright thanks to Nero. If she wasn't busy ignoring his cheeky one liners, he reckoned she'd be a good person to have around for a laugh. But she was, and with Tina's obvious lack of self confidence shining through, it seemed that it'd be Aurora that would end up receiving the brunt of Gwylan's wisecracks and charms. For the time being anyway. Maybe some exposure to someone as outspoken as Gwylan would help Tina become a bit more self assured. And Nero would hopefully warm up to him.

Still, that wasn't to say that he was disappointed by Aurora's reaction. She was quite the good looking gal, pretty green eyes, lovely brown hair and curves that went- Nope! Mind out of the gutter Gwylan, that wasn't how you started a friendship. The tattoos on her hands were very interesting though. Things like that were rare enough in his village. The occasional symbol or name, of course, but never anything that intricate.

Gwylan reluctantly tore his eyes off of Aurora to observe Nero's dramatic reveal. Wolf Faunas huh, also a rarity back home. But that was for very different reasons. The older generation liked his village for their retirement homes, and they brought their outdated opinions with them, alongside their stories and hideous taste in clothing. He didn't have anything wrong with her though. Can't help how you're born, and no one should hate you for it. Simple really, but people were dumb.

Giving Nero a warm smile before turning to Atlas, Gwylan threw his hands up behind his head, as if he was going for a nap. If this just so happened to flex his muscles, then oh well. No one was gonna call him out on it, especially with Titan over there blatantly showing his off "Gwylan Anwen. Human, unless you as my mother. Then it's half fish, half angel, half pain in the backside. I'm gonna take a guess and say I'll be the front line fighter and tank". There wasn't much else he could do, with a trident that didn't have dust or some cool gun feature. Maybe one of the girls would help him out with that problem later.

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Re: The Labor of Atlas [CLOSED] [ATLA-Initiation]
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2017, 04:35:52 AM »
Aurora's smile wavered ever so slightly as Nero revealed herself to be a Faunus. It was only for a second, before Aurora convinced herself not to show any of her opinions regarding the girl's species. Judging by the reactions of the others, they wouldn't like it if she revealed said opinions, and so she settled for a raising of the eyebrow, though more a friendly and curious gesture than anything. Unlike the uneasiness that she really felt. On a related note, Gwylan's muscles didn't look bad. Okay, so maybe not that related.

"You know I just meant leader and team member," Titan said gruffly. "Whatever strategy you have you can discuss later on the aircraft." After doing something on his scroll, Titan continued, "I sent the maps to your scrolls, they're not much, but they're all you're going to need. We'll be entering by the hedge maze, Southwest." He then looked up. "I don't think there's much else to do, enter the aircraft and do it quickly. You have until sundown to complete the mission." The pilot proceeded to make his way to and inside the bullhead, presumably to get ready for piloting the aircraft.

Seeing this, Aurora quickly followed in suit, looking over her shoulder and smiling while saying "That's that then, there's no time to waste!" In the course of that action, she also made a second of awkward eye contact with Nero. Lovely. Quickly, Aurora turned back to bound up the ramp to the bullhead, taking a seat on the row of seats on the left side. To make herself comfortable, she removed the straps from her waist and legs, setting them to her left, along with her machetes.

As her teammates made their way in, she made an attempt to be a 'good leader,' whatever constituted that. "We have a bit of time before we all arrive, and once we do, we'll have to really quickly get onto completing the mission well and in time too. So. Who can do what? You guys have already stated some of the roles you're going to play, even if not required," here she giggled cutely, "but y'know. Say stuff like, weapons, strengths, oh! And semblances." To make herself comfortable, Aurora leaned back and crossed her arms, maybe or maybe not pushing up her breasts a bit. Hey, they were called assets for a reason, you had to use them.

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Cerise Carnelian(1st year member of team VCVS):"Be as you wish to seem." -Socrates

Lien Li(2nd year member of team MLDC): "To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders." -Lao Tzu

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Re: The Labor of Atlas [CLOSED] [ATLA-Initiation]
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2017, 10:43:22 AM »
Oops. Tina thought, taking what Titan said the wrong way. I mean, no harm intended, right? She looked at her scroll, which was flashing with a new message. Why did they have to make a maze in a garden resort, this just made our mission that much harder. Now I have to navigate a maze with Dust knows what Grimm might pop out around the corner.

Completely missing the exchange between Aurora and Nero, she followed Aurora up the ramp and sat opposite to her team leader. Her dual revolvers were holstered comfortably on the sides of her waist, so there was no need to move them around. She was worried there would be more uncomfortable socialising which naturally came with every team meeting, but that worry was relieved when Aurora mentioned "weapons". Finally, something she could actually talk about without stumbling over her words.

"As you can see," withdrawing both revolvers from their holsters, "I'm primarily a ranged fighter. Obviously I'd prefer if I could stay a distance away from anything threatening, but these can protect me up close as well." she said, stroking the grips of the revolvers lovingly. Giving herself some space as not to skewer her teammates, she then proceeded to convert Sunrise to a gladius and Nightfall to a rapier, the blades catching some of the sunlight from outside."Although I have to admit I'm rubbish at close-quarters. Someone may have to cover me while I rain lead on our target."

"For my Semblance, I can basically detect anything moving on the ground in a large radius, be it human or Grimm. Helps when enemies are hiding, so I can see where they're going." Explanation over, she looked over at Nero, losing her confidence from just before and hurriedly holstering her weapons. "S-so, um, Nero, what's yours?
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« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2017, 12:40:07 PM »
Gwylan's reaction was nice enough with his warm smile at her. Aurora, however, may be a subject to look into, that wavering smile didn't escape her notice. At the mention of a map, Nero decided to take a quick peak. A maze hmm? That promises fun. Nero did feel a bit embarrassed at her taking her 'team roll' explanation too seriously.

On the Bullhead, Nero removed her swords' sheaths from around her waist, sitting opposite to Aurora and preferably away from her team as to not annoy them with the music she was about to play from her scroll, not really comfortable at the feeling of takeoff. She stopped at the mention of fighting. She was a bit saddened at the fact that the pistols are not used to their full potential. THAT she could help Tina with, easily. "Ah, combat. Well, Death Bell and Nightshade..." Nero then pulled out her completely identical swords, same in color length and weight, juggled them a bit, then form-shifted them into their gun form. http://www.writeups.org/wp-content/uploads/Mass-Effect-ME2-Scimitar-shotgun-h.jpg *this but black* "double as shotguns. I prefer to keep them in sword form for easy transit." As they form-shift back into sword form and puts them back into their sheaths. "My semblance, I can turn myself into smoke, allowing me to dodge attacks and pass through things like chain fences as if they were air, but I can't move unless I was moving beforehand such as being thrown. I also move like a human, so if I shift while being lifted, I will drop. Lastly if fighting style, which is a hit-and-run style. I can take any human sized foe easily in a one on one, but anything bigger and you all to give me an opening against bigger opponents."
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Re: The Labor of Atlas [CLOSED] [ATLA-Initiation]
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2017, 01:33:50 PM »
Gwylan rolled his eyes and stuck his tongue up at Titan's back. He really knew how to boost morale before a fight. And why wasn't he joining the mission anyway? Surely, if they wanted this woman alive, they'd send the huntsmen with the rescue team, and not have him sit in the bullhead twiddling his thumbs. Didn't these things have guns?

Gwylan shook his head as he hopped into the bullhead and took the seat beside Aurora, drawing and twirling Irvine around his right side as he did. Those thoughts never boded well on a mission. Better to forget about them and focus on the job at hand. Saving lives, kicking ass and maybe impressing the girls along the way, Aurora especially. Her adjustment didn't escape his notice, though whether that was his observational skills or just hormones at play was up in the air.

"I wouldn't be too concerned about bigger opponents, Nero. Those are right up my alley. You didn't think I carried around a weapon that's about as tall as Tina here just because it does wonders for my biceps, did ya?" Gwylan grinned playfully at the girls opposite him, before chucking his trident a small bit into the air, making certain to have it spin in position as it went, so that when he caught it with his left hand, it looked all the better.

"Apart from that though, I'm tough enough. Can take a bit of a beating if I need to, though I'd prefer not to. My style is your usual blitz thing: strike hard and fast and don't stop till their dead". Gwylan was a bit too proud to mention that his weapon didn't have any sort of interesting transformation or ranged capabilities. He loved his family to bits, but they weren't the wealthiest group of people, and could only afford to give him a standard education. Without the money or knowledge, his choices had been very limited. "As for my semblance, well, I can propel myself through water. That's it I'm afraid, nothing cool or special going on there".

Throwing a glance Aurora's way, Gwylan pulled Irvine back towards him, propping it against his left leg and shoulder as he wrapped his right leg around it and on top of his other leg, leaving his right hand on the shaft of the trident while adjusting his hair with his left.


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Re: The Labor of Atlas [CLOSED] [ATLA-Initiation]
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2017, 08:37:36 AM »
Aurora listened closely as everyone introduced themselves combat-wise. Tina would be the ranged fighter, preferably staying back. Nero would be hit-and-run. Both would need cover. Nero wouldn't have to be a scout if Tina had a semblance like that. Good thing too, she didn't trust the girl enough to let her wander on her own. And Gwylan would probably be front-line, using his hard and quick style to be the tank taking out enemies head-on. Pity that he couldn't make use of his semblance, there was no water in the place they were going. And she bet that he looked nice soaked too. That t-shirt could leave less to the imagination.

"Well I guess I'll be the one providing you guys," here she referenced her teammates, "cover at mid-range if we're dealing with Grimm. I can do both long-range and close-quarters otherwise, and can mix the two too. I have my machetes for melee stuff, and I have my lovely throwing knives for other stuff." In turn, she held up each of her weapons, the latter being represented with the thigh strap. "Other people might not be able to throw knives very far, but I got that down." She winked at the others.

Aurora looked around for something to demonstrate her semblance with, eventually just choosing to use one of her knives. Turning her head to keep it in her range of vision, Aurora gently tugged it back and forth enough to extricate it from its strap, with a little help from the aircraft taking flight, then pulled it quickly to her before catching it with her hand and simultaneously stopping her semblance. "I can push things away from me, and pull things to me. You could say that it isn't just my personality that's magnetic." Another wink, this time mostly directed at Gwylan, as she also gave a playful tug on his shirt with her semblance.

"For what I'll need you to do," she said, looking at her other-well, mostly just Tina and the window behind her showing the clouds they were now even with in flight, eye contact with Nero was a little awkward. "I can be left open a lot if disrupted in movement, and anything fast is pretty hard for me. So I'll need someone having my back for that. If I'm focusing entirely on my knives, especially so. Maybe someone with a gun," here she looked at Tina and Nero, though only hesitantly at the latter, "or I can just take a higher position."

Taking in everything, Aurora stated her thoughts on what the best game plan would be. "With one, Gwylan's front line fighter, tank and all, rushing the opponent. Tina stays back, somewhere elevated if needed, and takes shots from there, not too far though, you're not a sniper. Nero, you can work your style, hit and run, wear 'em down. Tina has your back and Gwylan's to make sure you don't get too worn out and Gwylan can help if needed. Tina can also jump in and join the fray with Nero and you two can defend each other. As for me, I'll stay behind Gwylan, but still close enough to work my magic with my knives and my machetes if needed. Grimm though, so my knives will be my main."

She took a deep breath.

"A herd, Gwylan and Tina are the same, I'll have to take a more of a upfront attack, while you Nero, might have to pick off the herd and have our backs." If that was possible. She clapped her hands together. "Any other ideas? Regarding the plan of action when we get there, where to go first and all, I think we should wait until we get there, to kinda get the lay of the land and hopefully see where certain Grimm are."
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Re: The Labor of Atlas [CLOSED] [ATLA-Initiation]
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2017, 11:06:52 AM »
Tina blushed a little between Aurora and Gwylan's interactions. She was never good at that sort of thing, no matter how hard she would try. Seems she wouldn't either for the foreseeable future, though now wasn't the time to elaborate on how useless she was at socialising. Still, she was intrigued by Nero's and Gwylan's semblances, but unfortunately the latter wouldn't be used. Unless they could make the maze flood, that is.

Her confidence growing by the minute as she got comfortable talking to the group, she was able to relax and speak more freely, though not completely. "I can cover all of you if I'm left alone, which shouldn't be a problem since all three of you are mainly close-quarters fighters. I don't need to be elevated, because that mainly benefits snipers, while revolvers are better used as dueling weapons from medium range. As Aurora mentioned, if any of you are having trouble, I can reinforce your position, give you a reprieve, but only for a short while."

Toying with the chamber on Sunrise, she glanced at Gwylan-she was still too shy to look him right in the eyes. "To be honest, Gwylan, you're the only wall between me and the enemy, so if you do have to fall back, give me a shout, please? Getting stomped on by Grimm isn't a thing I want happening to me." Turning to address Nero hesitantly, she got an idea. "Um, Nero, your job as a scout would be much easier if you knew where the enemy was beforehand, right? I might just be able to help with that." Finally, she dropped her gaze to her lap where she had laid Sunrise. "I'm sorry if I seemed too nervous to even speak at first. I just can't help it-I've never been good at socialising in my life. Maybe I might improve on this trip? All I want to do is not be a burden here." she finished timidly, her face infused with pink. She didn't dare look up for fear of seeing either faces of scorn or amusement. Why did I even say that...
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