Author Topic: Through Friendship & Chaos, a Team May Blossom [Team BSSM] [CLOSED - Initiation]  (Read 789 times)

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It was a quiet morning in Beacon Academy. Here and there, the faint songs of the birds up before dawn could be heard as they prepared to search for food. With the majority of its attendees still in the dorms asleep, Beacon Academy seemed almost like a ghost town.

Breaking the silence, Oberon made his way through the school as he walked south towards the entrance to the Emerald Forest. Watching his surroundings, he nodded in acknowledgement to two upperclassmen who appeared to be enjoying the quiet morning by taking a morning jog. Pressing onward, he made the descent down the path to the west of the Emerald Forest entrance where he informed a new team to meet him.

Getting to the meeting point and seeing no one there yet, he checked his watch to see that he had arrived almost twenty minutes early. Better early than right on time he thought as he found a nearby stump and took a seat. Pulling out his canteen, he took a long drink from it, savoring the rich, fragrant coffee his wife prepared for him before he left. Looking over to the Residential section of Vale, he saw the faint pink glow of his mark on his wife. Smiling to himself, he pulled out a cigar and proceeded to lighting it. A simple escort mission today, huh? he thought, smirking slightly at the notion. Despite him not needing an escort for what he was asked to do, this was a great way to help a team build trust among each other as well as for him to assess their strategies and tactics before he got them in his class.

Taking a deep inhale from his cigar, he let it out in a long, drawn out breath, the smoke lingering for a moment before dissipating. Team Blossom, hmmmm? Should be interesting he contemplated, taking another sip from his canteen as he waited for the four members of the team to arrive.
First Year Beacon Student: Rackley Winchester - The Hawkeye Sniper of Team CRSA (Crystal)

Second Year Beacon Student: Jett Davenport - The Playful Shadow Knight of Team MLDC (Melodic)

Third Year Beacon Student: Suntalia Lyn Ryker - The Voice of Thunder of Team PLSM (Plasma)

Fourth Year Beacon Student: Savas Carnelian - The Quiet Berserker Leader of Team SARK (Stark)

Beacon Professor: Oberon Falcov - The Man With A Plan / Team Strategy Teacher of Beacon

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Billy made her way out from the cafeteria and out into the cool morning air. She kept checking her scroll's map to find the meeting place as she walked through the courtyard, just to make sure she didn't get lost. The last few days where tense to say the least. Between the almost fight that happened, and her first mission jitters, she barely got any sleep. Not like mornings where her favorite time of the day either. It seemed like breakfast helped calmed her down, and woke her up, for the most part.

As she approached the little meeting spot dot on her scroll, she looked up and saw the young-ish teacher with a thick beard waiting on the stump drinking from a canteen.

"Mister..." She looks at her scroll quickly, "Oberon?" Billy asks.
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Walking out towards the Emerald Forest, Smokey quickly patted himself down, making a last-minute check of his gear.

Gun?  Check.

Ammo?  Check.

Bigger gun?  Check.

"Articles"?

Smokey turned to look at the pouch over his back pocket and opened the zipper to examine its contents.  Eight massive bullets sat inside, filled to the brim with two different shades of red.  "Check," Smokey said to himself, zipping the container back up.  Smokey was a little nervous, which was why he kept running through his mental checklist to make sure he hadn't forgotten anything.  It was his first mission, after all.  How dumb would it be to show up and not have brought any bullets? 

Smokey shook his head and slapped his cheeks.  He was fine.  He had run through that checklist 4 times already since leaving the locker room at Beacon.  He had his armor, his coat, his guns, his bullets, his--...make that 5 times since leaving his locker. 

With a sigh, he continued on into the Emerald Forest to the meeting point.  When he arrived, he gave Billy a slight nod, slightly surprised she got there before him.  He then looked at the man sitting on the stump.  "So, uh," Smokey started, "you the guy?"  Ladies and gentlemen, presenting Smokey Emberstone, investigative specialist.
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Aurelia Lumen Beacon 3rd year and the Warhorse of Team (TBD)  "Lay down your weapons, lest you wish to taste my steel!"

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OOC: Normally, I like to go in turns and was thinking of waiting until the other two posted, but I think it'll be alright if I post again briefly.



Looking up from his canteen, Oberon nodded in acknowledgement to both students that walked up to him. "Top of the morning" he replied simply. "You must be Billy" he asked as he walked over to Billy with an extended hand before turning to Smokey. "And you must be Smokey" he said, extending his hand to the lad. "Yes, my name is Oberon. The others should be here soon." Looking at his clock and seeing that there was still ten minutes until the time they were required to show up, he took another puff from his cigar and let the smoke trickle out through his nostrils. "Once the others show up I will go ahead and debrief all of you. For now, go ahead and make sure you have everything in order." With that, he took another sip from his canteen and sat back down on the stump he was on previously.
First Year Beacon Student: Rackley Winchester - The Hawkeye Sniper of Team CRSA (Crystal)

Second Year Beacon Student: Jett Davenport - The Playful Shadow Knight of Team MLDC (Melodic)

Third Year Beacon Student: Suntalia Lyn Ryker - The Voice of Thunder of Team PLSM (Plasma)

Fourth Year Beacon Student: Savas Carnelian - The Quiet Berserker Leader of Team SARK (Stark)

Beacon Professor: Oberon Falcov - The Man With A Plan / Team Strategy Teacher of Beacon

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Mikado left for the Emerald Forest later than intended to. He still had about fifteen minutes before the mission starts, more than enough to get to the meeting point on time, but he would have prefered arriving a bit sooner.
As Mikado continued his way to the meeting spot, the black creature, which had buried his head in his owner's hair for the fist 3/4 of the way, lifted his head to take in some of the still remaining morning breeze. A few faint human scents came along with the humid wind, two of them seemd familiar, but the third one was completely foreign.
There were about ten minutes remaining as Mikado arrived where Billy, Smokey and the professor were waiting for the rest of the team.
So, the cowgirl and the hothead are here. And the professor. What was his name again? Oberlon? Whatever.
Mikado greeted Billy and the professor with a small nod as he leaned against a nearby tree.
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The last two weeks had been something of a blur for Serin, between school starting and his teammates nearly shooting himself he wasn't sure if he was having a good or bad time. The start had been explosive before simmering down into a routine, one that involved a lot of tension in their share room but none the less. Serin sighed as he finished his food all these thoughts swirling around in his head, "Hopefully this mission will go well" he quietly muttered to himself while putting his plates away.

Shaking the thoughts of the past away he direct his train of thought to the future with an optimistic attitude, this would no doubt help the team grow closer together or at the very least give them a distraction from each other. He approached the edge of the forest where he already saw the rest of his team around Professor Oberon.

"Looks like Im the last one to make it here, and I thought I was early." He said while scanning over his team mates.

"So is everything ready? Or we going to have to wait for something else?" He asked the Professor.
Serin Avery = 1st Year Beacon Student[Team BSSM]
Topaz(Taylor) Stone = 3rd Year Atlas Student[Team SALT]

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OOC: Sorry for the delay! Yesterday was my final for college so I was preoccupied by that.



Nodding to the final two that joined them, Oberon took one last puff from his cigar and proceeded to smothering it out by pressing it against his calloused hand. Flicking the remains of it away, He stood up and inspected each student before speaking. "Glad of you to join us Mr Avery" he replied simply. "With everyone here, we can go ahead and proceed with the briefing." Clasping his hands behind his back, he cleared his throat before continuing. "Today's mission is a simple escorting mission. You will be escorting me through the Emerald Forest to a small mining community about five miles away where I will be picking up an item to take back to Beacon." Pacing back and forth slowly before the students, he used it as an opportunity to look at each student as he paused to let it sink in briefly. "I'm sure each of you may find this mission a bit lacking and tedious. However, we had just received a report that the Grimm have been restless as of late and have been seen in more frequent numbers. This is why the school decided to use this as an opportunity for a first year team to help dwindle the number down." Taking another pause, he stopped his pacing and folded his arms across his chest. "You are authorized to use whatever weapons or skills you have to take down any and all Grimm that comes our way." Focusing his penetrating gaze first on Smokey and then on Mikado, he continued. "Just don't burn the forest down." Smirking slightly, he pulled another cigar out and proceeded with lighting it. "Any questions before we head out? I'd personally like to be back before dinner." Taking a deep breath, he blew out a steady stream of smoke as he arched an eyebrow, waiting for any questions they might ask.
First Year Beacon Student: Rackley Winchester - The Hawkeye Sniper of Team CRSA (Crystal)

Second Year Beacon Student: Jett Davenport - The Playful Shadow Knight of Team MLDC (Melodic)

Third Year Beacon Student: Suntalia Lyn Ryker - The Voice of Thunder of Team PLSM (Plasma)

Fourth Year Beacon Student: Savas Carnelian - The Quiet Berserker Leader of Team SARK (Stark)

Beacon Professor: Oberon Falcov - The Man With A Plan / Team Strategy Teacher of Beacon

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Before the briefing, Billy shook her professor's hand, then hovered by Smokey for a bit while Mikado and Serin showed up.

As the briefing began, the first thought that went through Billy's head was, 'THIS guy needs protection? He could punch a beowolf to death.' As the briefing went on, it dawned on her that he was the teams back up. She then decided that he wouldn't need to lift a finger of his for her because she would take care of all the grim that ever got close to him and his sweet sweet beard. Billy didn't mind that this was a bit of an easy mission. She was a bit worried about how some of her teammates would get along. But she could handle them getting into a scrap if she had to. She had been practicing her semblance lasso and could make it stay solid for a minute now in case she needed to separate one before Serin could get to them.

As the briefing came to a close, Billy raised her hand. "I have a question. What are you getting from the mining town?"
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A ten mile stroll through the woods?  That's it? Smokey couldn't help but be a bit disappointed.  He's carrying enough ammo to blast through several dozens of Grimm on his own, and he was kinda hoping he wouldn't have to carry all of it through the entire trip.  Not to mention he probably won't get to show off the Good News' fire power.  To be fair, a mission that required that kind of fire power probably wouldn't be handed off to first years, now that Smokey thought about it. 

"Just don't burn the forest down."

Smokey made a show of slowly looking toward the remains of the professor's previous cigar, then slowly turning back towards him.  He doesn't say a word, but his expression is just ever so slightly judging.  Remember kids, only you can prevent forest fires!

Jokes aside, Smokey did have a couple of questions.  "So, uh, when you say 'escort', are we supposed to treat you as a person to be protected or as a fully trained huntsman capable of defending himself?"  In other words, is the professor part of the scenario or merely the proctor?  Oberon's answer might change how Smokey responds in combat.  "Second question, and admittedly probably the dumber one: although it's incredibly unlikely, on the off-chance we encounter no Grimm, will we still pass?"
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Mikado raised an eyebrow. That's it? That was all there was to the mission? Most of the Grimm that dwell in the Emerald Forest aren't indescribably strong and usually perfect for the newcomers at Beacon, but did it really need a complete team to protect someone? Especially if this someone is an already fully trained Huntsmen? He had also heard that the number of grimm has increased a bit, but why put in an escortatios mission of all that? Why not a Search and Destroy?
"So we follow you through the forest, beat the grimm, you pick up something in the town and we go back?" Mikado summed up what the professor told them about the mission just a few seconds ago, not seeming to be excited about the situation.
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The mission sounded simple enough to Serin, escort the Professor and get him to the other side and back. If Grimm attacked then they would have to protect him and apparently there's a good deal of them in there. He didn't really have any questions and instead fidgeted around in place a little bit hoping to quickly accomplish this mission and get some points to his name.
Serin Avery = 1st Year Beacon Student[Team BSSM]
Topaz(Taylor) Stone = 3rd Year Atlas Student[Team SALT]

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Observing each member's expression, Oberon couldn't help but smirk slightly as they all seemed somewhat disappointed on how seemingly easy this mission would be. Activating his semblance, he proceeded to pin each of them so he could keep track of them. Turning to Billy first, he merely smiled at her as he pinned her with his semblance, watching her glow white in his view. "I would hate the ruin the surprise of you finding out what it could possibly be. Just know that it is related to the Academy and is of utmost importance that we bring it in. As for your question, Smokey..." he said, turning to Smokey and pinning him with the same white glow. "Yes, you will be treating me as someone to escort. I can guarantee you that there will be Grimm that you'll run into and there will be many. However, keep in mind that, should things go bad, I will intervene. This does bring up one thing: there are two ways in which you will fail this mission. First, if I deem that you are all unfit to complete the mission and have to intervene, I will not hesitate to fail your mission." Smirking again, though more wickedly this time he turned to the other two and pinned them also as he continued talking. "Second, if I get hit by any Grimm, big debris, or blast from any of your weapons, that will also dictate a fail." Taking a puff from his cigar, he savored the warmth it provided before letting out the smoke through his nostrils. "With all that said, let's proceed shall we?" With that said, he began his morning stroll down the path towards the mine with his hands clasped behind his back with no sense of urgency or peril.
First Year Beacon Student: Rackley Winchester - The Hawkeye Sniper of Team CRSA (Crystal)

Second Year Beacon Student: Jett Davenport - The Playful Shadow Knight of Team MLDC (Melodic)

Third Year Beacon Student: Suntalia Lyn Ryker - The Voice of Thunder of Team PLSM (Plasma)

Fourth Year Beacon Student: Savas Carnelian - The Quiet Berserker Leader of Team SARK (Stark)

Beacon Professor: Oberon Falcov - The Man With A Plan / Team Strategy Teacher of Beacon

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Copy-pasted message from L-Money on discord: "Hey you can go next In the turn order for the initiation mission I have family coming in this week and I'm going to be entertaining them this week" and when asked if Billy should do anything in the meantime: "Have Billy follow and nod in thought."  If L-Money wants me to edit the post, let me know


Billy nods as she listens to the professor's explanation.  The fail conditions seem reasonable enough, but the professor doesn't have to worry.  Nothing's going to mar that beautiful beard, not on her watch! 

As Oberon starts to move down the path, Billy picks up her things and follows behind him.



Smokey let's out a small sigh when he learns that he has to "protect" the professor.  It's not really a big deal, it just means he can't go too far ahead.  Still, the professor seems confident that the group will be fighting quite a bit, so maybe Smokey will get a chance to show off his firepower. 

When Oberon brings up the fail conditions, Smokey pipes up, "In that case, Professor, I'd like to apologize in advance in the event that I have to shove you out of the way to get a clear shot."  Considering his choice of weaponry and his semblance, Smokey will probably act as a final line of defense.  He'd have liked to have been up front blasting his way through, but he has to consider the objective. 

Smokey finishes up loading Matchstick as the professor moves further into the forest.  Resting the revolver on his shoulder, he falls in close to the professor's right.
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Aurelia Lumen Beacon 3rd year and the Warhorse of Team (TBD)  "Lay down your weapons, lest you wish to taste my steel!"

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The fail conditions were said and with that the mission started. Since the Professors back was protected by Billy and Smokey took the part on his right, Mikado placed himself to his left, giving Serin the opportunity to stand, as the leader, up front.

With the bo in one hand and Kiro on his head, he began to walk alongside the professor. He decided to leave Kiro in his smaller form until a big enough group of Grimm shows up.
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"All right let's go! " Serin enthusiastically said with a wide grin on his face, he decided to take the lead in front of his team but  just behind Professor Oberon after all, Serin had no idea where they were going so for him to take the lead just wouldn't make sense.  After a short amount of time in silence, he turned around and began walking backward in order to face his team and in the most commanding voice he could muster said,

"Okie everyone I know we've had our...differences... in the past but now we get a chance to really come together and show the world what team blossom is made of." He paused for a moment mentally finishing his little pep speech.

"Of course to be most effective we'll need to be a little organized so on that note, we need some to have some roles set up. He scanned the group creating a plan that would ideally maximize everyone's strengths and move any large sources of danger on his team away from the Professor.

" Smokey I want you in the back watching our behind, Billy I want you to watch one side and I want Mikado to watch the other, and it would be great if Kiro wants to fly around looking for Grimm that would be great. I'll take the point position for now, everyone got it?" He said before turned back around satisfied and sneaking a side glance at Oberon to see if he approved of the plan, Serin hoped that he would catch an approving glance or something along those lines since the current figure of authority.
« Last Edit: June 15, 2018, 11:33:32 PM by mylies43 »
Serin Avery = 1st Year Beacon Student[Team BSSM]
Topaz(Taylor) Stone = 3rd Year Atlas Student[Team SALT]