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Cat's grab is slipping after spending all those struggles to get her, and the Semblance burst is the last straw breaking Ayaka away from Cat.

Still in midair and continuing to drift towards the river, helped by the decreased weight and a push, he successfully landed on the other side of the river and is seeing Ayaka rushing at him already. It's not that likely she'd fall for it but he hoped she would just cross the river normally, essentially giving him an easy win. It's not easy to get her too fall for it, but he did run a few scenarios in his mind using his limited time and temporarily limited brain power.

Time is running out quickly and he decided on one of the tactics, hoping he didn't miss something obvious that make his plan fall apart like the house back there. Regardless, Cat took out the rest of his Dust and concentrated for a big use of his semblance, although he still walks around to intercept wherever Ayaka is using to cross the river.

Combat stats:
Aura: 67.33(repeating)% (-2.66% from burst; Damage adjusted for lower Aura)
Ammo for Take That!: 15/20 shots of piercing rounds loaded/1 magazine of piercing rounds/1 magazine of explosive rounds/5 shocking rounds/5 heating rounds/5 freezing round
Dust: 0% Fire/100% Earth/25% Lightning/100% Ice
Semblance: 52%

Action:
Intercepting Ayaka, Concentrating for Semblance

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The Vale Region / Re: A coincidental befriending[Closed]
« on: November 22, 2018, 07:44:54 PM »
Catalina took some time to gather himself and recall before answering.

"Signal has great teachers. One of them is always barely sober but is so impressive when we get to see her skill just once. She's plain cool but usually isn't too good at teaching... How about this one. One time she hid a Grimm and told us whoever lands the killing blow on it gets bouns marks. It was a Beowolf and much of us infought over it. I sniped it."

"But that's all I got. Your turn. Is your teacher eccentric?"

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Catalina already foresaw what was coming as soon as Ayaka twisted her leg. Pathetic. In a street brawl between normal people that might be rather effective, as many important nerves and blood vessels pass through the crotch, but against someone with their Aura unlocked all it would do is hurt more. But Cat also has that one negated, as the knee slams in between his legs she would find it stops right before hitting anything important, no doubt the doing of his immensely versatile Semblance. Said Semblance is also to choke Ayaka with the tube that originally went to fight against the wires, wrapping it around her neck and sending some more current to her.

Ayaka continuing to struggle is impressive considering her body should be twitching all over, but Cat continues to latch on her as if he is a barnacle and she is the untreated hull of a ship. The jump is impressive and sure did a number on the ground she's standing on but didn't touch Cat, but he admitted it could very well shake himself off if he didn't nullify the impact of the knee to the crotch. But as it is he remained and took another second to reposition his rifle so as to not accidentally shoot himself then pulled the trigger again.

While in the air Cat also look at the surroundings to find a good spot to land that can turn the tide off the battle to his favor even more. And there actually is one, in the form of the river. Pushing the limit of micromanagement with his mind and starting to suffer from headaches that were only exhaustion mere moments ago, a pair of gliding wings manifested from the Sharpshooter's back, directing the two of them towards the flowing creek where electric shock can be much more damaging.

Combat stats:
Aura: 70% (-3% from recoil recoil removed due to lower power, -10% from knee; Damage adjusted for lower Aura)
Ammo for Take That!: 15/20 shots of piercing rounds loaded/1 magazine of piercing rounds/1 magazine of explosive rounds/5 shocking rounds/5 heating rounds/5 freezing round
Dust: 0% Fire/100% Earth/25% Lightning/100% Ice
Semblance: 55%

Action:
Choke: potential deprivation of air
Contact with electrified Aura: 5% -> 7% per second due to increased contact
Sniper shot: 9%x1

Edit: Add the impact of lower than average Aura and decreased piercing rounds damage

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The Vale Region / Re: A coincidental befriending[Closed]
« on: November 20, 2018, 09:04:07 AM »
Judging from her reaction, Cat really has overestimated himself when making that comment. He thought being in the 16s rounds means that he would have some recognition. Apparently not, not even from people who are supposed to encounter him in a match. That reminds him; he should probably watch the fights in round 2 as well.

"A lasso is fairly useful though. I suggest you train to have finer control over it and a longer range. It can increase your aptitude in multiple fields, including offense, defense, and mobility. Training your strength is still a step in the right direction nonetheless, allowing you to actually pull off the maneuvers instead of as you said, pulling yourself towards doom. As for my design philosophy, it is a hammer because at the time of it's conception heavy hits are favored over several small ones, and I asked for the holes in it because flamethrower makes for a decent AoE and gives a thrust that offsets it's generally low attack speed. It's the same deal with the sniper form in that it produces hard, somewhat slow attacks. My idea of using it is to either snipe you down from a hidden position or shove the gun in your face and perform gun katas."


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Gotcha. Here's where the fun begins. Catalina triumphantly thought to himself. Ayaka's body feels neither warm or comfortable, but that's because 1)Aura and 2)She's constantly struggling. Plus, we're talking about constraining an enemy as the context here, it's not like Cat is embracing his lover or something.

Seeing Ayaka has shot out the wires to wrap it around Cat is no less than ideal, because that makes rounding her up so much more efficient. All Cat needs to do is take it from her hand. So Cat just reached out with his Semblance and struggled against her hand delivering the choke. Then in his toolbox, the lightning Dust is uncapped and it's content infused into his field of Aura, including that thing that was sent to confront Ayaka's threatening hand. They provide a constant electric shock to hopefully weaken Ayaka's resistance.

Using this chance, Cat draws some more upon his Semblance by using it to hold his rifle, pointed it at Ayaka's back and pulled the trigger. Hopefully, this would hit because using his Semblance as hands allow the recoil to damage itself a bit, and the strain on his mind is already manifesting in the form of heavier breathing.

Combat stats:
Aura: 83% (-3% from recoil)
Ammo for Take That!: 15/20 shots of piercing rounds loaded/1 magazine of piercing rounds/1 magazine of explosive rounds/5 shocking rounds/5 heating rounds/5 freezing round
Dust: 0% Fire/100% Earth/25% Lightning/100% Ice
Semblance: 65%

Action:
The hug is now imbued with lightning Dust dealing 5% damage per second of contact.
Sniper shot: 15%x1

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The Vale Region / Re: A coincidental befriending[Closed]
« on: November 18, 2018, 12:19:24 AM »
"Maybe you could double check that fight. I made sure I did before talking with you. Anyways, Catalina. Call me Cat. And yes, Beacon. Although who apart from Aca isn't..." Cat smiles when replying.

"Anyways, I wanted to comment on your weapon. Hammer/sniper hybrid? Because that's my loadout as well, but the hammer isn't pointy and the sniper is semi-automatic. What is your idea behind it? Honestly, my Semblance is versatile enough that I never had to change my weapon around it. I just use it as a supplement to my melee. How do you what does your semblance help, in melee or in sniping?" Cat first offered some information in hopes of getting intelligence in return. However, he did not asked those questions out of any strategic planning or desire to gain an advantage, but genuine interest from similarity.


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The Vale Region / A coincidental befriending[Closed]
« on: November 16, 2018, 09:12:23 AM »
Catalina grabs his food tray and proceeds towards one of the tables. He can hear people whispering. Whispering about him, his perfect match against poor Michael. It's not all positive; It's merely a sniper staring down a relatively slow-moving tank, after all. That being said it did nothing to deduct from the fact that Cat just accomplished one of the great feats in the Vytal Festival tournament, although not as impressive as winning the entire thing.

From his seat he a girl catches his eyes. Not because he finds her attractive, em, especially attractive, but because he recognized her as one of the other competitors. What does she use? A lever-action sniper and a hammer. Interesting, isn't that mostly the same as Take That!? What's her Semblance? Lassos, I could make one of those. In fact, doesn't she just had their match? Yeah, she won, 92% to... oh. Blair forfeited. What was our team leader thinking? Wait, didn't I... Yes. Yes, yes I did. That's incredible. How can we be so similar without meeting once?

Now that he gets intrigued, and seeing her not having a seat, Catalina waved his hand signaling her to sit with him.

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Beacon Academy / Re: Company and Combat [Closed - Azure Blair]
« on: November 15, 2018, 09:21:02 AM »
More successful blocks. Not only that, but she also saw the spikes... well, at least his semblance still has many other uses that remain unused. On the bright side, it clearly achieved an intimidating effect, hopefully making her more cautious when making attacks.
When he saw Azure's attack he tried to pull the same trick as he did before, pulling up her right leg and preparing to step on it as soon as the axe hits his left leg, which bent a bit to soften the blow. But Azure doesn't seem to be one to fall for the same trick twice, as she instead just pulled back and tries to poke him with the headstock which Cat thankfully managed to deflect bu swinging upwards after being brought down in an attempt to block the swing at his knee. And to retaliate, he went along with the upward momentum for a strike at her chin. And since she already found out about this one aspect of his semblance, he with the restraint gone sent another two at her eyes at the same time, hoping to interfere with her ability to dodge either of the attacks.

Combat stats:
Aura: 52%
Ammo for Take That!: 17/20 shots of piercing rounds loaded/1 magazine of piercing rounds/1 magazine of explosive rounds/5 shocking rounds/5 heating rounds/5 freezing round
Dust: 85% Fire/100% Earth/100% Lightning/100% Ice
Semblance: 94%

Action:
Swing: 6%
Semblance: 3%x2

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It feels good to be back in the shadows. Lately, Catalina has been in far too much close quarter spars he almost forgot that this is his native environment. Undetected, unexpected, with minimal risk of damage and high likelihood of a successful attack. It's what let you and your team storm a bandit lair with zero casualties, safely whittle down hordes of Grimm, and avoid being cornered.

At first the there was no movements that can be detected, at least not from his field of view that is incredibly skewed, but then three arcs sweep through the house, missing him and going straight through. At first, there was nothing but then the entire house moves a little sideways. That's where Cat had to move, it's the best and only time to do so.
[Grab attempt granted by Xar.]
So with some more Semblance application, grabbing at the now slightly displaced hole he flung himself out like a slingshot being used to hunt a prey, in this case Ayaka, although she's a little undersized considering the size of the hole. To maximize the likelihood of a successful grab, he used more of his semblance, extending a cylinder on each of the sides and wrapping it around her if he got her in it. Doing all of this put some strain on his mind, but it was negligible for now and he is hopefully going to do more than enough damage to make up for it just a bit later.

Behind him, Cat can hear the building collapses and while losing all of his fire dust is disheartening, he does not make it a particularly big deal as he is going to get a large advantage just now.

Combat stats:
Aura: 86%
Ammo for Take That!: 16/20 shots of piercing rounds loaded/1 magazine of piercing rounds/1 magazine of explosive rounds/5 shocking rounds/5 heating rounds/5 freezing round
Dust: 0% Fire/100% Earth/100% Lightning/100% Ice
Semblance: 75%

Action:
Hugging Ayaka with Semblance aid: Grab and possibly knocking her down

Edit: Grab NOT granted by Xar.

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Infrared looked back when she heard the sound of the rocket exploding. She missed. Well, time to run some more- wait. What is he doing... tch, if only they were closer, then you're going to regret that. Thanks to the distance between the two combatants, she has ample time drawing out her sword and deflecting it.

With that, she resumed sprinting at her rocket cache. With the attack that just happened in mind, she started hiding behind columns of still standing rocks, moving from one to the other quickly and advancing that way. It does take a bit of time, but she finally got to it and can start reloading Reaction.

Battle data:
Aura: 26%
Reaction: 16 stored

Actions:
Reloading(10 seconds remaining)

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Ayaka didn't come at the front door. That's not a good sign. She might have figured him out already, or at least she will when she presumably goes around the house and finds out that Cat isn't anywhere on the side. He had to make a distraction from that.

To do that, he once again took out his vials of Dust, the fire one this time, unscrewed the cap on it and placed it on the barely open door creating a 'bucket on door' boobie trap using his semblance. Its intent is two-fold: The ordinary trap part where she gets showered with fire dust if she opens the door and more importantly the secondary effect, as when Ayaka looks through the hole when she comes around she is going to assume that's all there is to it and enters. And when she does...

For now, he shifted to another overhang, lying just above the improvised entrance, ready to use the drop on her at a moment's notice.

Combat stats:
Aura: 86%
Ammo for Take That!: 17/20 shots of piercing rounds loaded/1 magazine of piercing rounds/1 magazine of explosive rounds/5 shocking rounds/5 heating rounds/5 freezing round
Dust: 100% Fire/100% Earth/100% Lightning/100% Ice
Semblance: 87%

Action: Setting up the boobie trap, moving his position in the house

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"Yeah, let's go. Just let me deal with that Nevermore first." With that said Siu returned to combating the Nevermore in a distance.

The Cranes flies in circles relative to the Nevermore, never giving it a chance to get close, at least that was the plan until it attempts to ram a tree and took two more of her Cranes down that way, although it hit the tree too and is finally taken out. Without waiting for the bird to disintegrate Siu sent two of the Crane even further into the forest and the other three back to herself. As soon as she visually confirms the horde she is going to report that and get out, without a need to engage them.

Aura: 85%
Point Defense: 20/450
Action: Sending Cranes forwards/backwards

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Darn, I hadn't thought of that when I fired, Cat scolded himself when he hears his round being deflected. Next time though, it won't be just a single round. Nor will it be easily dodgeable. While it won't be at the level of 'one shot one hit', the success rate of any attack can be greatly improved by picking only the right time to strike.

Which is why Catalina picked the house as his ideal confrontation location. It's small so the very long blade's reach advantage is nullified and even become a burden. He saw clearly that she had another shorter blade for the circumstances, hopefully meaning she relegates the Nodachi to shooting wires, which would be exactly what Cat want to see.

Seeing there's no easy way to continue into the house without either taking the hit or slowing down, Cat opted to stop altogether and make a sharp turn to face Ayaka, taking both slashes in the process. Roughly leveling his rifle at Ayaka's head and firing off a shot Cat then used the distraction to break into the house, remembering to close the door behind him because that would be important.

Once inside the house Cat ran through the other side of it making a hole and the illusion that he ran that way. In reality, Cat used his semblance to pull himself up a horizontal overhang and lies there, like an eagle preparing to snatch his prey out of the air any time. One thing he worries about is that Ayaka would try to bust down the entire house, but it doesn't seem like she had prepared fire dust for that. And even if she does, Cat is sure he can find a way to turn it to his favor.

Combat stats:
Aura: 86%
Ammo for Take That!: 17/20 shots of piercing rounds loaded/1 magazine of piercing rounds/1 magazine of explosive rounds/5 shocking rounds/5 heating rounds/5 freezing round
Dust: 100% Fire/100% Earth/100% Lightning/100% Ice
Semblance: 88%

Action:
Piercing rounds: 15%x1
Making a hole on the wall of the house, hiding at the vantage point

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Cheap trick. From what Cat has heard, if she was facing Razzmatazz she might have surprised him with that, but not Catalina, and definitely not when he's scheming himself.

As a result, Cat simply jumped to the side and pulled out his rifle to return fire. With minimal time needed to aim at an effectively stationary target, two rings of gunshot are let out in quick succession, one slightly to her right then one at her. That way she should be approaching him from his right and Cat breaks to his left, where he picked a house and aims for entering it, aiming enter close quarters combat with Ayaka there. Then He can enact his first plan.

Combat stats:
Aura: 100%
Ammo for Take That!: 18/20 shots of piercing rounds loaded/1 magazine of piercing rounds/1 magazine of explosive rounds/5 shocking rounds/5 heating rounds/5 freezing round
Dust: 100% Fire/100% Earth/100% Lightning/100% Ice
Semblance: 98%

Action:
Piercing rounds: 15%x2 but probably can't be hit by both of them
Putting back the lightning dust

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