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Character Creation / Re: Arcano Blar Baldwin
« on: Today at 05:26:40 PM »
Firstly, the semblance needs some sort of duration so Arcano can't spend basically his whole life invisible. Secondly, I do have a bit of an issue with long-range being weakness, more than I normally do, as Arcano's ability to hide in the shadows would make him pretty good at avoiding range attacks right? If you can think of a reason why he can't then keep it but otherwise I'd suggest thinking up another weakness.

Plot Zone / Re: The Medusa Precendent(Sign Ups)
« on: March 23, 2019, 08:07:22 AM »
I'd like to throw Ramalia into this because I would like her to get some action but I do feel this might be a job better suited for older students as such Saffron hasn't had many compete outings herself.

The Vale Region / Re: Hunt across the Savannah
« on: March 23, 2019, 08:02:27 AM »
[Because the party seems to have been split for the moment thread cycles will change slightly with the Aurelia and Cerulean party going Reaper->Arcus->me and the Sui and Saffron party going Sui->me.I’ll try to sign post it as clearly as possible and it should also be clear from content but if I can make it clearer or you have any questions feel free to ask]


’Charity? We aren’t after free things you self rightious mercenaries. We want protection and not to be insulted when our protection fails, despite all you claim you are still abandoning us anyway, aren’t you? It’s easy….’ A younger voice yelled back quickly getting faint and drowned out as Saffron stepped harder on the accelerator as much to get them away from the crowd as to get them to their new destination. The whole experience so far had been a rather soul-crushing one for Saffron, getting information from people who had recently gone through was a precise task but seeing both the more experienced Hunters fail so blatantly was worrying, doubly so as it seemed she would have to deal with one on her own now. Cerulean had offered to join Aurelia in scouting out the other caravans to search for the Dustsmith’s weapons and clues of their targets whereabouts as well as obviously rescue any survivors they could. That left her and Siu tracking the Dustsmith with little more evidence from when they started but it was something, perhaps backtracking through the ruined caravan’s path would help them find some answers, or maybe even some survivors. ’I guess It’s decided then, take care Cerulean and Aurelia. Remember to keep in contact with your scrolls but I’m sure we’ll all meet up soon enough.’ Saffron remarked as she slowed the car down to a stop for Cerulean to get out and unpack anything he needed before Aurelia whisked him away, she even managed to sound upbeat having a lot of experience putting on a brave face before her team when she didn’t have any answers paying dividends here.

[Aurelia and Cerulean]

Departing the ruined caravan and the rest of their team Aurelia and Cerulean quickly ate up the distance towards their target. Although Noble Steed was fast it wasn’t as quick as the four-wheeler, although the difference wasn’t much, but the lack of suspension and windows would definitely make it feel much faster. The terrain didn’t change much initially regardless of how much rougher the ride made it feel until the pair made it to a thickish forest and they were once again welcomed to the sounds of fighting. It sounded a lot more balanced, with the regular and unmistakable booms of dust cannons being fired. A shell even flew through the forest and exploded at Noble Steed’s feet, not close enough to do damage but close enough to make it rear up. The roots weren’t clustered heavily enough to trouble a well-trained horse much less Noble Steed so the trees were only really a visual impairment.

As the pair of Hunters made their way through the forest it did take long to get a visual on the Grimm horde and the caravan it was attacking. It was clearly more deadly than the previous wave with several large Beringel’s taking the place of Beowulf as the core of the horde. As such the Grimm were using the surrounding trees to great effect; using them for cover from fire, stealth to assist their approach as well as leverage to throw themselves even higher on top of the fleeing wagons. But regardless of their strategy the Grimm were all kept at bay by a single cannon built into the truck playing rear guard. There was someone sitting behind the gun, locked into a linked cockpit with the weapon and the speed, rate of fire and power of the weapon was unlike anything the pair of hunters had seen of that size. It had gotten to the point that the Beringel had started looking for easier targets and the blazing golden steed wasn’t exactly hard to see through the green undergrowth. Five split off from the rest of the horde to bring their fury hard against the intruding Hunters, to use the tree to their advantage these Grimm would be very difficult to hit until the got close and each started the fight by throwing themselves at their targets and flailing around once they landed.

[Siu and Saffron]

It took a short while for Sam to respond and by that time Siu and Saffron had already driven a far distance away. ’Understood Huntress Ceong, we’ll see if one of the other teams can swing by and check up on them but… nevermind it’s not relevant. Best of luck out there,’ The veteran Huntsman replied briefly before cutting off communication completely, although he was clearly pleased to hear the team was making progress he clearly didn’t relish the idea of spending even more of his resources rescuing this tribe. It would be a long time driving before anything more interesting happened and Saffron had more or less accepted to let the time pass in awkward silence, she hadn’t been able to get a good read on the older woman but there was one question that her thoughts kept coming back around to and it got to the point that if she didn’t ask she felt like she might explode. ’, sorry but… why did you act like that? Surely you didn’t think you were going to defuse the situation. Like…um no offence and everything but just trying to get in your head, if we are going to fighting together we should get a better read on each other.’ Saffron asked softly, not taking her eyes off the road.

There was a reason beyond Saffron not wanting more of a confrontation than her question would broach in isolation for which she kept her eyes in front of them. The terrain had gotten a lot rougher, rocky outcrops and still burning wreckages surrounded them and Saffron had to keep dodging them to remain on course, following the tracks of the destroyed caravan. Keeping a trained eye on the burning wrecks for survivors Saffron wasn’t able to see anything promising and the telltale claw marks of Grimm punctuated the carnage. The caravan had clearly been running for a while before the eventually succumbed which did seem strange to the two Huntresses, being caught while you rested would be normally but for a Grimm pack to manage to keep up with a caravan over long distance suggested something strange afoot.

Regardless of the increasingly dense wreckage and rocky outcrops, Saffron managed to get herself and Siu to the start of the trail. It would have been an impressive structure intact but it was clear that while some of the Grimm had chased the fleeing Caravans enough stayed behind to destroy the rocky fortress. The walls looked naturally formed reinforced by thick stone bricks, some of which still remained including what looked like a keep or central building looked mostly intact. The ruined fortress looked deserted although that didn’t mean much, both Grimm and scavengers liked to hide in darkness to ambush their prey and to Saffron at least there didn’t look like there was another option than to Saffron parked their car out of sight from the fortress and turned to Siu. ’I think we should at least give it a look before we call the others. What do you think?’ Saffron asked as she performed a basic weapons check on her shotguns. You can never be too careful.

The Vale Region / Re: At the mountains Summit
« on: March 20, 2019, 07:06:13 AM »
The miners grimaced at being reminded that any missing persons would inevitably draw the ire from the people living above, particularly children. Their operation relied heavily on slipping under the radar of the mining authorities and few things grab headlines like missing children. ‘Fair ‘nough. Dere ‘ave been a few deaths, accidents they top folk say. Us lower folk gettin’ to where they don’t belong. Saw one of dem not long after she crushed herself, looked like a slaughterhouse, must have rangled herself up real good on the cogs. If dere weren’t her glasses nobody would ‘ave recognised her. Celestine or that was her stage name anyhow, used to run with the … was it called… Hipp-drone-e...Hippodrome, yea that’s it. The Prestigious Hippodrome, big circus yonks back they were good fun when I was a runt, don’t know why an I don’t really care.’ The leader answered before gesturing Toast, Revya, and unbeknownst to them Dawn and Camelia to leave. ‘You place dat card down on a rock and we will all get it once we are done here, not a word about dis when you lot get upstairs. Dere ain’t many travellers to Falcon Haven this time of year and fewer still from the tunnels, we’ll be able to find ya and take what we would have gotten here out of your hides.’ The miner's leader shouted her latest, and unless anyone had anything to add, last threat to the party.

By now Camelia would have made her way back to Dawn, Toast and Reyva and she was just in time to see the miners turn around and head back to work. They still spared the group of Hunters and Huntresses in training glances while they worked, only the leader seemed to fully turn her attention back to the task at hand and even in her head, she was still worried about what could happen once Falcon Haven found out about her little operation. She could carry through with her threats, or at least try to but vengeance doesn’t pay bills and she wouldn’t keep her boys loyalty if they didn’t think she could bring in money.

Character Creation / Re: +1'd Characters
« on: March 17, 2019, 05:55:25 AM »

Approved Characters / Re: Bordeaux Page Alderson
« on: March 17, 2019, 05:54:44 AM »
Sure why not and another trap. +1.

’..cieved. We’’ The radio sparked back, all the work Taylor had done to try to improve the reception didn’t seem to be having much impact. ’’ As possibly uplighting the message the radio tried to deliver was it was nothing compared to the increasing horror of the loud rents into the metal finally reached their climax as the Kotick managed to breach the hull of their little escape pod and water started to fill the lift raft. For now, the gaps weren’t large enough for the Grimm to slip through but it wouldn’t take long until there where. In their terrain, the Grimm would be even more of a danger but even if DALT would overcome the demon killer whales the life raft was well and truly sinking by now and there was little aura and years of huntsman training could do against drowning.

The incoming water did have some benefit, however, well benefit might be giving it too much credit, but the constant splashing of water on to Dorian was enough to wake the poor lad up. The world had gone from bad to worse for the poor boy and now he was trapped in his worst nightmare, drowning in dark, icy waters surrounded by strangers. Still, his training was drilled in enough that he wouldn’t go down without a fight and Dorian raised his assault rifle to fire a burst of dust ammunition at the coming Kotick. He even had the presence of mind to ensure he wouldn’t use any of the dust types which would be screwed over by the water resulting in a flurry of kinetic blasts. It was hard to miss something trying to get in through the only windows you have to fire from but regardless two Kotick were blast to pieces under the fire. More came however only more incensed by the deaths of their fellows. The pirate Cordell on the other hand was trying a different approach as she was trying to use her communicator to call back to somewhere but it was rather easy to infer from the pirates even louder and harsher than normal language that she was having trouble getting through.

Introductions, birthdays, and departures. / Re: hello!
« on: March 14, 2019, 05:42:23 PM »
If you need any help with characters you can check with either the WiP board or on the discord, Best of luck with everything.

WiP Characters / Re: Bordeaux Page Alderson
« on: March 14, 2019, 08:47:07 AM »
yea I like it, its probably ready for character creation proper

The Vale Region / Re: Illumination and Concealment [Open, Limited 3/5]
« on: March 14, 2019, 08:44:10 AM »
Taking another few sips of his sherry Calen went about his brief break from gambling to partake in the more normal activities of a bar. Small talk to get to know the lay of the land inside the bar as well as not to look too awkward sitting by himself all this time. Ratcheting up the charm Calen easily managed to easily get a few laughs and conversations going while keeping an eye on the bar as a whole, in particular, the ongoing darts game and the bar itself. The former was for rather obvious reasons; to know the game was progressing, to see who is winning or losing the most as well as double checking when tempers have calmed down. The later had more sinister motives, in a pub like this the bartender’s word was law and if he decided he was gone then there was little Calen could do about it. As such it was important to try to get the man back onside and hopefully showing that he was keeping his nose out of trouble for a time the less attention the bartender would leave him be. There was also a small prickle at the back of his neck as Calen felt he was becoming the topic of conversation around the small pub. The realisation made him smile.

Chatting along with his fellow drinkers Calen managed to pick up a lot of little bits of information about the bar and the people who frequent it. Some of it small things like what meals to order, irrelevant to Calen given his approach to food, but also relevant things like when the bartender leaves to check on the cooking or bring in a delivery. For most of the drinkers, it was simply something to order their drinks around but for Calen every scrap of information was another weapon in his arsenal. There were benign topics as well, his clothing was a common one but Calen was quick witted and his listeners drunk enough to always turn every new answer into a roar of laughter.

Approved Characters / Re: Clara Meridiem
« on: March 12, 2019, 04:55:39 AM »
OK, I'm happy enough with this. +1.

WiP Characters / Re: Roux Palakiko
« on: March 11, 2019, 08:00:24 AM »
A little more detail about Roux's personality and history would be nice, there has got to be other things you can tell us about him like his dislikes/fears/hates or what his home life was like if his parents are world famous Hunters and Huntresses.

As for the semblance the third stage still simply does too much damage, massive limitations aren't really enough in situations like this as the fact that Roux won't be able to do it again for a year is small comfort for the person whose character just got atomised. There is also an issue with plot threads as including Roux becomes difficult as he could always trivialise the climactic boss fight and just use his super mega death laser beam and kill the thing. Personally I would just remove it and stick with the two tiers of energy blasts.

Other than that it is coming together nicely.

Beacon Academy / Re: ABoat time [Open]
« on: March 11, 2019, 07:53:32 AM »
Dust isn’t magic. Calen thought to himself as he tried in vain to point out an issue with Kisha’s logic. In reality, there wasn’t one and Calen was simply trying to justify one of his many complexes and impose his world view on others. At least in the former Kisha seemed to let Calen continue his rather boneheaded conviction and as a mutual show of acceptance, the gaunt boy commented. ’It seems we will have to agree to disagree, it’s too nice a night to get into anything heated.’ It wasn’t a sentiment that Calen would normally support but it got him out of the situation and he was right about the second thing. The gentle rocking of the boat as the water lapped against the boat was the only noise from the outside world and stars which had now fully come out in force began to light up the night sky around them.

’Thank you Kisha and you were right, Mr and Mrs Shrike, they might have slipped under the radar a bit. None of them, my siblings included and myself I supposed was planned not to, attend the combat academies and instead we where all meant to train and take the huntsman exam on our own. It means there aren’t any Vytal festival performances from when they where all students or profiles about up and coming Hunters and Huntresses, they were in the thick of it from the beginning and you can hardly expect the newspapers to keep up with every Grimm or bandit skirmish.An imposing task so in some ways, I’m happy that events unfolded in the way the did which meant I had to go to Beacon but being gone from them doesn’t get easier.’ Calen responded keeping a neutral tone. It was clear something had attracted Kisha’s interest and the last thing he wanted was for her to be curious, curious people want answers. As such Calen tried to give some half-truth responses, nothing he said was a lie, in the hope that Kisha would lose interest, as despite what Calen said there was definitely plenty written about the Shrike family.

’Or maybe it’s the maid life for both of us, we are both getting on and Hunters and Huntresses don’t always live too long. Adoption is a nice compromise and that way you don’t have to go through the whole birth thing seems like a bit of a mess to me.’ Calen joked trying to inject so levity into the situation after all the talk about murdered parents. ’But those names are nice and who knows, you could always give them to your pets if they aren’t being used for anything else. Amaris sounds like a great name for a cat.’ Calen continued his half-good natured teasing, smiling widely although it dropped when he heard Kisha’s question. Opening his mouth but stopping himself before uttering a word a few times but finally, Calen managed to choose an approach to the question. ’Love then politics, always the big questions but OK.’ Calen began.

’I think the Faunus are right to be angry at the way they have been treated throughout history, not only in the past as slaves but still to this day as disposable workers labouring away at Atlas’s mines. Honestly, I can’t imagine a worse fate; miles underground, the air thick with dust and the smells of exertion, the cries of pain and the sense of fear whenever an overseer walks past which is to say nothing of if the ground starts shaking. I understand that could, and I believe it should drive more, to violently oppose the system that oppresses them which is a system we all participate in. But not many Faunus agree, or if they do they are focused instead on building a stable life for them and their families. A noble goal, perhaps the noblest but I find it hard to have sympathy for people who are willing to endure such injustice. Abuse does funny things to the mind, makes you accepting of things you would have never accepted before and I understand that logically but it doesn’t change how I feel.’ Calen responds in a soft emotional tone hoping to soften the bluntness of his views or at least the ones he felt like sharing. ’Turn about seems fair play, what is your opinion on the current human situation, and how do you feel about humans in general?’ Calen asked in some way as a joke but in another to make a point. Very often the issue is focused on the Faunus because they are the ones being impacted rather than the Humans who are doing the impacting.

WiP Characters / Re: Bordeaux Page Alderson
« on: March 11, 2019, 06:39:52 AM »
I feel a 'support' fighter could really benefit from dust to influence battlefield conditions, creating icy patches or rock walls to block off areas and using updrafts or gravity wells to reposition allies would give Bordeaux a lot of options in combat scenarios which aren't just less effective versions of what everyone else can do. It doesn't have to be dust, it could be mechanical support or even using his medical knowledge to help is allies both through informing them and always knowing the right place to be but regardless I do feel he needs something to really make a mark as a support.

Approved Characters / Re: Clara Meridiem
« on: March 11, 2019, 06:30:58 AM »
In that case, I'd like you to be a little clearer then about the limits of Clara's semblance, there is a big difference between 5% of her capacity and a crate or at least I hope so.

Other than that no real issues.

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