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Ways of the World [Ordelis] (CLOSED)
« on: June 11, 2018, 05:04:56 PM »
S C E N E ~ M U S I C
Bazaar Merchants
by Derek Fiechter


Ah, Vacuo. The City in the Shade. The "Gem of the West". The "Great Oasis".  And, for one particular freewheeling young man... home.

Sort of.

One can only be so impressed by all the gleam and dazzle of a city while living out of an old shed, cutting smuggling deals in back alleys between classes, and routinely dashing across the desert wastes for either business or pleasure. Sean had long ago ceased to be impressed by the city whose walls he sheltered behind, having seen too much of its shadows to be naive and not enough of the world to draw comparisons. To him, the "great" kingdom-city was just a place where those with a mite of authority tried unsuccessfully to tell everyone how to live their lives, largely to be ignored and disregarded in favor of the strong, the cunning, or the wealthy. Shade had its fair share of all three, of course, but not nearly enough to change this wild town's soul... though, truth be, it was more like the nation's soul. Wanderers. Outcasts. The stubborn and misguided breaking bread with the jaded and unscrupulous. It was the old wisdom, pure and simple, the 'one unspoken rule' that everyone somehow seemed to know regardless. If you can survive here, you're welcome here.

Laying on a crate in the early-morning shade of his ramshackle abode, Sean wasn't exactly deep in thought. More like 'skimming over memories'. He'd just met his new teammates less than a week back, and after the fiasco that had brought them together it was just yesterday that things had finally quieted down. Gods, how he hated getting questioned and lectured by cops. Even though he and his new friends had finally proven their innocence in that whole mess he still got the business just for "getting mixed up in trouble". Ugh. Somehow he knew that even if he one day did become a Huntsman, live like a goddamn hero, he'd never get any respect around here. And he'd basically just been an 'accomplice to vigilante mischief' in the whole ordeal...

... Which brought his team lead, the center of the storm as it were, to mind. He hadn't really checked in with Solar much after all that went down, and classes were due to start soon. That meant books. Lectures. Homework. All things that he rather doubted a faunus girl from an isolated mountain village had much experience with. Thinking back, there were rather a lot of things she hadn't exactly been savvy on. Slowly, a smile cracked across his face. Yeah... now that wouldn't be a bad way to spend one of the last days of vacation. Rocking back until he was literally doing a handstand, the scruffy blonde sprang to his feet with a pleased-with-himself smile and pulled out his Scroll.



TO: Solar Raise
MESSAGE: Sup boss! Things finally settled down on your end a bit, I hope? Figure we oughta meet up before classes, get you familiar with the city beyond just alleyways & rooftops. Lunch is on me. You game?






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STUDENTS

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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Re: Ways of the World [Ordelis] (CLOSED)
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2018, 10:19:00 PM »
A message from Sean!.....He wants lunch?.....Sounds like fun!
So she started running, Solar loved to run. Not only as a form of exercise but the feeling of being free, the rush of wind, and the intensity of going fast. She bobbed and weaved between people, she jumped over carts, and ducked under tables. "Excuse mee coming through! Sorry!" though she didn't dodge everything as she bumped into the an unlucky passerby with a load of cargo. As she ran she found the perfect opportunity, a stall placed under a balcony. Running full speed Solar hops atop the stall on top of the balcony and straight on top of the roof tops of the desert kingdom.
     
     This was the second thing she loved, heights. Perhaps it reminded her of her first home, or the day she met her dad, whatever the reason, was she kept running. bounding over gaps between buildings, the sight of the kingdom lay beneath her. From here she could see and go wherever she wanted with nothing in her way. Without the shade of the buildings, the bright desert sun mercilessly shined down upon her, it was hot sure but Solar didn't mind because the rushing wind pushing on her would cool her off. She was weird like that, despite growing up on a cold mountain top, she never got used to it and always hated the cold. Solar looked up towards the Vacuan sun, a perfectly clear and beautiful day in the desert country, business as usual.
     A shape silhouetted against itself against the light she was admiring. A shadow, a wing, a bird, FOUND IT with a rush of speed Solar picked up her pace and chased after the creatures above the rooftops, before long she caught up to them and her prey were soon to realize what was happening. Flying higher to escape it looked like the creatures would soon be out of reach to the crazed chaser. Until an explosion of wind propelled Solar high into the air from a jump that shouldn't have been possible. "Gotcha!" Solar victoriously shouted as she grabbed the creatures legs. The feeling of weightlessness didn't take long to grab Solar as she quickly fell to the ground.

 But as luck would have it, she would be landing exactly where she was going to. There were not many places Solar could navigate on her own to in such a large city. But if there was one place she could remember, it was a place she wanted to remember. Sean's garage of vehicles. "AAAAARHHH!" with a loud crash Solar fell right through the shack's ceiling atop a pile of rubble and furniture. Dust clouds burst obscuring the view of what exactly fell but with the sound of debris being shifted around Solar burst from the mess "Hey Sean! you wanted food!?" a dusty Solar declared proudly offering her catch out for Sean to see, a turkey vulture fighting to get out of Solar's grasp.
« Last Edit: June 11, 2018, 10:26:36 PM by Ordelis »
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Re: Ways of the World [Ordelis] (CLOSED)
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2018, 01:45:15 PM »
(OOC: She's never gonna stop being hilariously out-of-touch, is she? xD)


After sending the text message and waiting for Solar to respond, Sean had opted for a quick shower to get the scent of motor oil and Dust residue off. Still dripping wet, he'd just finished and grabbed a towel when a meteorite came crashing through the roof of his shed-house... a meteorite comprised of one part faunus girl and one part butt-ugly bird. Blinking and coughing as everything settled, the young smuggler could only blink in stunned disbelief at the sight that greeted his eyes.

This was not what he'd had in mind.

Hastily wrapping a towel around his waist, Sean sighed as Solar proudly held her catch. "Boss, you are definitely not lacking in the enthusiasm department. Details, however... may not be your strong suit." He regarded the bird with some surprise, then gradually traced the path of Solar's entrance with his eyes and put two and two together. She'd caught it. By hand. Ho. Lee. Shite. "Soooooooo... couple quick things. One:" He pointed to the turkey vulture. "Those? They eat dead things. As in 'died out in the sun and rotted for a couple of days' dead things, hence the smell. Not a good meal idea. Two: you didn't have to bring food. I mean, it's cool that you, um, caught that and all? But, yeah, I've got lunch covered for today. Figured you deserve a taste of true Vacuan cooking after everything you've been though."

"Which brings up three... mind if I, uh, get some pants on real quick?"
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STUDENTS

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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Re: Ways of the World [Ordelis] (CLOSED)
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2018, 06:34:14 PM »
(OOC: It's what makes writing her so much fun!)

"Sure!" Solar replied automatically, completely oblivious to Sean's desire for privacy as nudity was not something considered indecent to her immature mind. Still holding the struggling bird she gave it a look and thought over what Sean had said. "You don't like vulture?...but I'd be a real waste to let this go..." she said looking at the creature and giving it some thought.
"I'll just leave it here in case you change your mind!" settling her decision, Solar grabbed a nearby chain ,looped it around the neck of the vulture, and fastened it down so it was chained to the wall. Satisfied she returned her attention to Sean "So! You mentioned you caught something? Being from around here I bet you know all the good hunting spots right!?" her eyes now sparked with her usual curiosity, eager to learn things completely foreign to her.
« Last Edit: June 12, 2018, 07:32:13 PM by Ordelis »
Solar Rasie "What's this thing? What does it do? Can I play with it!?"
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