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[Mistral] Summer Shopping (PM for invite)
« on: June 12, 2018, 08:17:40 PM »
The WeXpo is an underground event held annually at the residence of Sheikh Faheem al-Yousuf in the Kingdom of Mistral where a number of individual grey-market weapons manufacturers showed off their latest creations hoping to sell them to various clients ranging from White Fang insurgents and private militaries to trusted Huntsmen and collectors. As some of these factions were enemies to each other, there was a strict code to WeXpo in that all-out-war was not allowed. While some people did occasionally ‘demonstrate’ a seller’s wares on others (to the seller’s delight at drawing the attention of prospective buyers), organized attacks would be faced with the Sheikh’s own security measures.

Having been invited for being Iris’s agent last year in helping the Sheikh cure his son of a rare disease, Amane was currently attending the event. Having spent all day browsing through the smorgasbord of weaponry ranging from small-but-deadly laser pens to armored vehicles, Amane was currently at one of the booths in the garden area, sipping an earl grey vodka martini and inspecting a portable anti-material sniper turret while listening to the merchant going over the details.

“This auto-rotating base here can connect to your scroll, allowing for remote control of the turret. Included in the fire-control system is a laser range-finder here, infrared camera right here, and various wind-reading devices so that you simply need to designate the target and it’ll perform the proper calculations for you. It can also be set to automatically fire at targets that enter its three kilometer radius, with filters for either Grimm, personnel, or both.”

“That’s useful. And how does it fare against hacking?”

“Its security has been thoroughly tested by our experts with many added layers of protection.”

Amane gives an approving nod.

“Would you like to give it a go?” The seller asks, handing a scroll to Amane and gesturing with his hand at a few targets across a kilometer long field.

Taking it, Amane looks at the scroll and taps the Activate button. The turret emits a whirring sound and comes to life with a click as the large semi-automatic rifle raised its barrel towards the targets. Tapping on one, it locks on and fires a shot with a loud bang, putting a hole through the center. Amane gives another approving nod and highlights a group of targets as the turret locks on and takes out each one in quick succession. Handing the scroll back, she said, “I’ll take it. You prefer cash or crypto?”

“Whichever you prefer.”

“Alright, transferring now.” She pulls out her non-transparent scroll and taps a few things while looking at the price tag before putting it back in her pocket.

The merchant checks his scroll to verify and then says, “Thank you for your business ma’am.” He shakes hands with Amane and packs the weapon up.
« Last Edit: June 12, 2018, 10:12:55 PM by Inexhaustive »
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Re: [Mistral] Summer Shopping (PM for invite)
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2018, 09:00:06 PM »
When Amane had extended the invite to travel to Mistral of all places for a weapons expo, Prism had practically jumped at the opportunity. Worldwide travel, especially on someone else's dime? It was practically heaven for the hummingbird, who'd been wanting to see the world beyond Vale for years now. She's dressed casually, the regular halter top and a pair of jeans, the familiar steel box hitched around her waist, and the wings on her back carefully concealed under an oversized jean jacket. Unlike Amane, the hummingbird isn't opting towards an alcoholic drink - simply clutching the can of an energy drink, watching the transaction between her and the vendor carefully.

As Amane packs up her weapon, Prism casts her eyes out to the surrounding crowd as she speaks. "...so, why're we buying a sniper turret? I'm pretty fond of my role on the team y'know, and as far as I know there's no bad blood between us, so I'm hoping that isn't my mechanical replacement."
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Re: [Mistral] Summer Shopping (PM for invite)
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2018, 03:53:34 PM »
Finishing her drink and setting it on a nearby collection tray then taking the hard case containing the weapon by the handle, Amane gives Prism's shoulder a gentle squeeze with her other hand. "You're fine." No matter how precise and quick the computer was, Prism is irreplaceable. Looking around, Amane says, "You see anything you want?"
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Re: [Mistral] Summer Shopping (PM for invite)
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2018, 05:52:01 PM »
Prism offers Amane a smile in response to the squeeze, patting her teammate's hand. Hearing the question, she tilts her head in consideration as she thinks, perking up as she remembers something. "Oh! Just some interesting-looking 7.62 x 51 mm dust-tipped ammo awhile back, by the looks of things it was some strains I'm not familiar with. I'm not sure I'll be able to afford it, though maybe I could fire a round or two if the guy doesn't mind. You're able to demonstrate weapons at these things pretty liberally, right?" She looks over her shoulder at Amane for confirmation.
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Re: [Mistral] Summer Shopping (PM for invite)
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2018, 04:07:43 AM »
"Just exercise common sense," Amane replied while making her way to the booth and greeting the merchant. "Hi, my friend is considering getting a case of these dust-tipped rounds here, could she fire off a few shots?" She turns to Prism, "Try it out, if you like it I'll buy some for you."

The man looks at them silently, then grabs a Sig 716 battle rifle laying on a table to his right, loading a 20 round magazine in before handing it to Prism and gesturing with his hand to the open shooting zone behind him.
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« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2018, 06:13:08 PM »
"Thanks." She says, eyeing the gun and the owner of the weapon a bit warily, but walking past him to face the shooting range regardless. The rifle is a bit heavier then her Hawk's Eye, but Prism seems to handle it without problem,  Bringing the weapon up and tucking it into the crook of her shoulder. Leaning down to look through the scope, there's a moment or two while she locates the targets, before firing off three quick shots - and the three targets in the distance immediately erupt into explosive flames, noticeably larger than the normal fire dust-tipped rounds.

Prism blinks a few times at the sudden destruction of the targets and passes the gun back to it's owner, before returning to the table to check the price tag. Picking up a spare box of the rounds, Prism makes a complicated face before setting it back down, glancing at Amane and shaking her head before returning to her side. "Powerful, but a little bit out of my budget." She explains.
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Re: [Mistral] Summer Shopping (PM for invite)
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2018, 03:43:17 AM »
Amane looks at Prism. Then looks back to the merchant. Taking a quick moment to look him up and down, she then asks "You want to smoke some molta?"

The merchant looks at her, unsure if he heard right but with a hint of excitement on his previously-gruff face. "Eh? Molta?"

"Si, si. Molta." Amane reaches into her bag and pulls out a cylindrical semi-transparent container filled with nugs . There was a rectangular label on it that simply read 'Genius' in bold black letters.

"Let's go!" The man excitedly opens the backdrop leading to the resting area of the booth, gesturing them in.

"Oh I don't think she wants any. Amane turns to Prism. "Just stay put here for a bit and play with that or something." She gestures to the rifle. "I'll be right back." She disappears behind the backdrop.

From behind, their voices could somewhat be heard. "Here take a hit... Alright... Keep going, keep going... Aww you gotta clear it boet! There you go, you gucc?"

"Oooh this is very good molta..."

"I know right? Here, take an eighth."

"Really?"

"Si, mi amigo. There's your eighth."

"Thank you!"

"Shall we get back to business now?"

Amane walks back out followed by the man, who looked a bit dopey. Standing back at the booth, she says, "I'd like a box of two hundred please."

"Here, I can give you fifty percent off!" says the merchant.

"Really? That's Awesome my boet. Thanks!" Amane fist-bumps him and then transfers the crypto as the man sets an ammo box on the table. Amane opens it and gives it a quick look before closing it and handing it to Prism. "There you go. Alright bye! Enjoy your eighth!" Amane waves to the merchant and looks to see what Prism wants to do.
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