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Casino Royale (CLOSED)
« on: July 11, 2017, 08:33:27 AM »
Today was going to be an exciting day both for Silica and the group of kids that were about to arrive any moment now. The assistant, dressed in her formal business attire, something she hadn't done since she had been left at Beacon, was standing in the courtyard, holding a scroll in one hand and looking out towards the city of Vale. She couldn't see the airship yet, but it would have to show up any time now.

The woman looked over the information on her scroll. Four first years, two boys and two girls. She had briefly interviewed each of them during the week and gathered at least some information to send over to her boss, and all four seemed like decent enough kids. All of them seemed to do fine when it came to studying, though she noted that Aulara was a bit rough around the edges with that - all of them could learn a lot from Marvin during this mission. She had also noted certain difficulty with finding out more about Vogel, especially his past, but after contacting Marvin, had decided not to press further. According to everything she had found out, Aurelius, Vogel and Tulimanu could all be trusted to be obedient and learn a thing or two, and at the end of the day, she trusted Marvin to handle someone like Alaura as well.

With only twenty minutes left before the airship would arrive, Silica could see a glimpse of it in the distance. Smiling to herself, the assistant turned to face the school, awaiting the kids. Even if Marvin hadn't entrusted her with too much information on what he has planned for today, she was still certain it was going to be exciting for all of them.
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Janna Tarmac - 1st Year tank lady of Team DGTL. "Our job is to protect the innocent, and that's what I do."

Reginald Royale - 1st year snotty brat of team RBLS. "I'm telling father about this!"

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Re: Casino Royale (CLOSED)
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2017, 11:50:28 PM »
Mae was very nervous to take up this job. She kept thinking to herself the usual, doubtful 'what if's' that anyone under stress would think of, like; What if I'm not good enough? What will happen if I fail? What if Mr. Royale doesn't like me? What if my team doesn't like me!? She Quickly dispelled these thoughts from her mind by quickly introducing herself to her temporary teammates. "Um, hello. My name's Mae Tulimanu. What are your names?" ,she said in a nervous tone.

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Re: Casino Royale (CLOSED)
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2017, 07:36:32 AM »
This job, Aoife hoped, would break the monotony of school life. Sure, it was interesting and exciting and whatever else to learn how to be a huntsman, but after a while, the routine of it all started to wear a gal down. Enough that even a day spent watching some businessman talk about finances or something looked very appealing. Plus some quick cash wouldn't go astray.

Aoife glanced up from her feet, noticing that she'd either arrived or had found the other sharply dressed woman that just happened to hang around Beacon. Throwing a nod over to her, and a small smile at Mae, Aoife slipped off her jacket, having replaced her plaid in an effort to appear a little more formal than she actually was, and left it over her arm.

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Re: Casino Royale (CLOSED)
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2017, 10:47:43 AM »
Rory still wasn't quite used to airship travel, in all honesty. He could count on one hand the number of times he'd ridden aboard one before coming to live in Vale-proper, and although he'd never had any issues with motion sickness or the like he still couldn't quite square the "unsettled" feeling of moving without solid ground beneath his feet. It made him anxious; he had to actively suppress the urge to fidget nervously while anticipating the end of the flight.

If he hadn't needed the money on offer so much Rory wouldn't have even considered this bodyguard job. The Royale family may indeed have a sterling reputation publicly, but the young historian knew that there were some businesses it was impossible to get rich in without at least dabbling in moral gray areas. Casinos, investments, Dust, they all cast their shadows... but maybe there was no helping it. The world would have such things one way or another, regardless of who did or didn't get involved with them -- such was human nature. The big question would be: what kind of person was Marvin Royale?

"Um, hello. My name's Mae Tulimanu. What are your names?"

Rory found himself looking up as the young woman's voice reached him. She looked avian -- it was in the eyes, and those feathers she decorated her hair with. Those... were decorations, right? It took Rory a second to pull his thoughts together and realize that she was likely a Faunus. "Rory Vogel, shield fighter." He gave an affirmative nod Mae's way. "This job should be interesting, huh?"
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Re: Casino Royale (CLOSED)
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2017, 02:19:27 PM »
As Dorian took note of his surroundings, the people around him, and what he was about to do, he had but one question running through his mind: 'How did I end up here?' He tries to think what would have led him here, since Dorian wasn't the most fond of volunteering for anything really.

He finds himself thinking back to a few days prior, walking around Beacon, doing his monotonous routine, which he liked, but this particular day, something caught his eye. As he passed the announcement board, the poster stuck out like a sore thumb, so Dorian stopped to take a look. He skimmed through the contents, but what he was really drawn to was the payment. He needed a bit of extra cash to get a few items of his own interest.

While being spaced out in his own train of thought, he had heard someone speak, but did not process it for a bit, after Dorian realized what was spoken, he gave a delayed reply of, "Uhh, Dorian."
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Re: Casino Royale (CLOSED)
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2017, 07:52:20 AM »
Silica checked off each student on her list as they made their appearances, then pocketed he scroll, looking over the group. "And you all know me by now. Good morning, students. Sir Royale should arrive any minute now." She said, looking towards the arriving airship. She sounded more professional today than she did during the interviews. Much less aloof and careless.

Just two minutes later, the ship did, in fact, dock next to the courtyard. Silica nodded to the students, then headed towards it. As they approached, the door opened up, a ramp leading from the floor onto the ship. Two armed guards stepped out first, looked around for a moment, then gave those on board the all-clear.

And then the man himself appeared at the top of the ramp. He seemed to be in his forties, though he definitely looked good for his age. His hair was cut short and slicked back slightly, his face was clean shaven, and he wore a gray three-piece suit. He didn't appear to be armed himself. He looked over the group for a moment, then smiled.

"Good morning. My name is Marvin Royale. You're the four tagging along for this deal, I presume?" He spoke in a warm tone, Silica walking over and taking place by his side, passing him her scroll as she did. With any luck, maybe she could hitch a ride away from Beacon like this.
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Razzmatazz Gele - 2nd Year warrior of happiness of Team ____. "Oh, I also like ____! Let's be friends!"

Janna Tarmac - 1st Year tank lady of Team DGTL. "Our job is to protect the innocent, and that's what I do."

Reginald Royale - 1st year snotty brat of team RBLS. "I'm telling father about this!"

Rufus Chocla - 2nd year freestyle rapper of team APRC. "Rap comes from the Soul, don't mess with the Flow, if you can't take no more, don't wait for Encore!"

Anza Burgundy - 1st Year archer of team CRSA. "War eagle, feller!"

Silica Methiviola - Assistant to the Royale Family/Reginald. "Suck my metaphorical dick, nerd."

Coconut Cream - 1st Year pervert of team CASA. "B-before we fight could you just like... nyah once for me?"

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Re: Casino Royale (CLOSED)
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2017, 12:41:47 PM »
So... this was him, then. Sir Marvin Royale, the Huntsman-turned businessman who'd gone from slaying monsters to killing the competition (metaphorically speaking). Dressed exactly as one would expect, the very model of a high-powered mogul and looking younger than his recent profile in Business Insider would suggest. Oh, Rory had done his research to prepare for today -- if there was one thing he'd always believe in it was the power of knowledge.

He stepped forwards, but only a few steps, and nodded his head in deference. "Pleasure to meet you, sir. Thank you for this opportunity." It was never a bad move to open with a show of courtesy and gratitude... or, so Business Insider would suggest, at least.
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Re: Casino Royale (CLOSED)
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2017, 02:15:45 PM »
Aoife was just on the verge of asking Silica exactly how long they'd be left waiting for Royale's dramatic entrance when he turned up in an airship. With armed guards no less. How very aristocrat of him to go to a Huntsman Academy, arguably one of, if not the, safest places to be, with armed security. Wasn't he an ex-Huntsman anyway? Aoife's pride would be wounded if she'd ever had to have gone anywhere with guards.

Scathingly whispering "Obviously" under her breath to everyone but Rory, as he'd stepped up engage in the chit chat and pleasantries that people did when they wanted to be liked be someone new, Aoife gently shook her head and pulled her gun out of it's holster for one last check that everything was in order, a faintly nervous habit perhaps, if Aoife was the kind to nervously habituate.

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Re: Casino Royale (CLOSED)
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2017, 08:41:40 PM »
Mythos' loss of her memories caused her to take an interest in the job, maybe if she heard something familiar it would of been able to give an idea to something related to her past, but the extra knowledge that this former hunter turned buisnessman could give might prove useful for any future endeavours, at least she hoped it would.

Nevertheless Myrhos raised an eyebrow with the appearances of guards, her mind automatically going through the quickest way to dispatch them should the situation arise. However, made no sign other then a passing glance to each of them before eyeing the man who she would be protecting, Marvin Royale.

"Yes we are." Linh wore mostly her winter clothing, however she still had her holsters and backpack that she would normally wear into huntress activities. Didn't hurt to look the part and didn't hurt to be armed.
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Re: Casino Royale (CLOSED)
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2017, 02:12:39 PM »
Mae studied the hunter turned business man with her large eyes. She wondered why anyone would want to stop being a hunter at that age. Maybe he settled down and wanted a safer source of income? But, why would he call us if that was the case? However, Mae's train of thought was interrupted when she heard the man greet them. "Uh, good morning Mr. Royale! Yes, we're the four that signed up for this job."

Mae paused for moment, and looked at her team mates, then back to Marvin. "How may we help you?"

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Re: Casino Royale (CLOSED)
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2017, 03:12:35 AM »
Marvin looked over the four students in front of him. It was clear that some were more enthusiastic as others, as one would expect.

"Not at all, I'm glad to be able to interact with some huntsmen in training. Hopefully I can teach you something today." He said, gesturing with his hand for the team to follow inside. As Silica, smiling brightly, tried to get inside as well, she was stopped by Marvin putting a hand on her shoulder.

"Silica, you'll be staying here at Beacon. You'll have to welcome these kids back, after all." He said.

Silica's expression dropped, and she turned back around with a sigh. "Yes, sir."

While Silica, now a bit slouched over, walked down the ramp once more, the guards simply waited at the bottom for the students to get on. They stood nearly motionless, their faces covered by ballistic masks, eyes hidden by visors. They might even seem imposing to someone who's never had to deal with such guards.
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Janna Tarmac - 1st Year tank lady of Team DGTL. "Our job is to protect the innocent, and that's what I do."

Reginald Royale - 1st year snotty brat of team RBLS. "I'm telling father about this!"

Rufus Chocla - 2nd year freestyle rapper of team APRC. "Rap comes from the Soul, don't mess with the Flow, if you can't take no more, don't wait for Encore!"

Anza Burgundy - 1st Year archer of team CRSA. "War eagle, feller!"

Silica Methiviola - Assistant to the Royale Family/Reginald. "Suck my metaphorical dick, nerd."

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Re: Casino Royale (CLOSED)
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2017, 01:41:35 PM »
Rory couldn't help but try to assess the guards as he headed for the ramp, trying to get a sense of Royale's standard security. It probably wasn't necessary -- this was, doubtless, more of a PR stunt than an actual guard job for the students -- but the shield fighter liked to keep his mind busy so that it didn't... well, wander. The two bodyguards escorting Mr. Royale were certainly dressed to intimidate: those masks and the statuesque posture certainly suggested that they were all business, as did the weapons they carried. Still, that was just appearances. Rory couldn't help but think that a former Huntsman like Royale would go one of two ways when it came to his personal security detail: view them as a showpiece, or expect them to perform at or close to the level of Huntsmen themselves.

Rory couldn't quite tell which way he thought that coin flip would fall, at least not yet. But anyone looking to take a shot at Mr. Royale wouldn't leave it to chance... meaning the guards were either a very convincing bluff, or the real deal. He nodded respectfully to the one on his right as he headed up the ramp and into the airship.
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Re: Casino Royale (CLOSED)
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2017, 02:56:31 PM »
What an absolute load of rubbish that was. Royale didn't want to teach them anything, he just wanted some cheap labour. Compared to those two, a couple Beacon students probably didn't cost anything more than a headache. This was starting to look less and less enjoyable by the moment.

Slipping her jacket back on, Aoife marched forward and up the ramp, not bothering to grace either guard with anything more than a glance. Silica, though, she stuck her tongue out at as she went. Little more than childish amusement really, but it made Aoife feel better. She threw herself down into the seat opposite Marvin and gave him another once over, trying to discern anything more about him than that he was rich and a bit of a pompous ass. He didn't seem to be nervous or anxious, though he'd probably cover it up if he was. There was only one way that she was gonna get any more information out of him.

"Why get Hunters-in-Training for your bodyguards then?", Aoife bluntly said, practically snarled really, at Marvin, without a care for whether anyone else had sat down or bothered talking.

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Re: Casino Royale (CLOSED)
« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2017, 04:56:13 AM »
"Hostility so soon? Silica probably should have picked someone else." Mythos followed suite behind Aoife without much complaint and definitely without making a comment about the security that Marvin had with him. They worked for him and she was currently also doing the same, but caution never hurt anyone so she made a note to analyze them in combat to their real capabilities and further devise a proper strategy against them. After all, nothing is invincible as long as the right methods were used.
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Re: Casino Royale (CLOSED)
« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2017, 11:16:43 AM »
Mae kept her head down and stayed silent as she followed the other students onto the airship. She was observing the others personalities and mentally preparing for whatever might happen. Rory seemed to be doing the same thing as her, Aoife was a hot head, and Mythos seemed to be an alright person. As Mae sat down in the airship, she checked her weapon and her ammo canisters, making sure that they were ready for any upcoming battle.