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Re: Casino Royale (CLOSED)
« Reply #30 on: September 17, 2017, 11:16:16 AM »
"What is this, Marvin?" Whitaker finally asked after a good minute of silence. The guards' eyes kept darting between the students, but Whitaker himself continued to stare down Royale.

"What, not even a hello?"

"Hello. What the fuck is this, Marvin?" Whitaker asked again, gesturing towards the kids standing next to Royale.

"Why, I did say I was bringing along some kids that wanted to learn a bit more about business, didn't I?"

"Business students rarely open-carry weapons like that." Whitaker was getting irritated by now, tapping his foot nervously.

"Oh, my, did I forget to mention they were Beacon students?" Marvin asked, tapping his chin with a finger. "I suppose I did. Though,  the fact that you were awaiting just some kids and a retired huntsman with this much firepower... you're either overestimating business students, or severely underestimating me. But let's set that aside for now" Marvin said, and as he did, he started moving towards the chair on the opposite side of Whitaker. "And let's instead talk about why I'm here, Sheldon. You see, something about your recent income reports just doesn't add up. You spend more than your budget allows it, but bring in suspiciously high revenues. Not only that, but it's a bit hard to trace where those revenues come from."

Marvin took a seat in the chair, gesturing for his bodyguards to come closer if they hadn't already. "So, I'll let you answer me yourself. What sort of busienss do you really run here, Sheldon?"

There was another awkward pause. While Marvin had talked, Whitaker had continued to stare at him intently. He then leaned back in his seat, the fake smile you had seen in all those photos creeping right back up on his face. "A business you have no part in, Royale. Consider our ties cut."

The man then snapped his fingers, leaving no trace behind himself other than a slight spin to his chair, while the two men who had been standing behind him pulled out their revolvers, raising them towards Royale. Marvin didn't as much as flinch. He trusted his bodyguards on this.
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Re: Casino Royale (CLOSED)
« Reply #31 on: September 17, 2017, 12:43:06 PM »

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Suddenly, everything was happening very fast -- and all of Rory's worst assumptions were getting confirmed, falling into place one after the other like dominoes. Royale knew Whitaker couldn't be trusted. He also knew this would be a trap, and had brought the students in to that end. And now there were guns drawn... and shields up.

The moment the guards reached for their revolvers Rory was already in motion; one stride brought him fully alongside Mr. Royale, and as he moved he also activated his left vambrace. Micro-hydraulics rushed to activate, a flurry of dragonscale-style metal plates cascading into place in the span of spare seconds. By the time the first shots rang out both Rory and his shield were fully between Royale and his would-be killers, intercepting incoming bullets as they came. Rory's mind, meanwhile, was already two steps ahead -- blocked from the front the guards would first try to flank, then close to melee. With that in mind his right-hand shield was activating, assuming he'd have to cover two angles at once. He would focus on defense, letting his teammates seize their chance to counterattack. Four against two? Unless these guards were more than hired muscle, this wouldn't take long.

And once the students subdued the immediate threat, Rory intended to have a chat with Royale about leading them all on... and about how Whitaker was able to vanish like that.
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Re: Casino Royale (CLOSED)
« Reply #32 on: September 17, 2017, 04:09:12 PM »
Credit where credit was due, Whitaker knew how to pull off the dramatic exit. Still a monumental tool though, but he had style. Aoife really wished she could do the whole vanish into the air thing, it'd be a killer at parties. Speaking of killing parties.

Aoife pushed off of the wall, spinning on her left heel to properly face the room, the guns more specifically. Instinct and adrenaline took control of her body as Aoife unholstered and flicked the safety off of her gun in one swift movement. Her first shot was aimed at the guard opposite's torso, though rather inaccurate if truth be told, a "warning shot", if one could call it that if it was aimed at a person. Her second, immediately after, was aimed right between his eyes, with the hope of putting him down, either with a concussion or as a corpse.

It took all of Aoife's willpower to keep her gun trained on the targets, the suddenness of the realisation that she fired a kill shot at someone slamming into her harder than she expected. This had gotten very out of hand, very quickly.

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Re: Casino Royale (CLOSED)
« Reply #33 on: September 21, 2017, 06:37:37 AM »
As the room lit up with gunfire from the guards and Aoife, Mae ducked down and crawled to the right side of the room to stand up and fire five of her bolts at the assailants legs, trying not to kill them, and hoping that her teammates would do the same.

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Re: Casino Royale (CLOSED)
« Reply #34 on: September 29, 2017, 08:45:53 AM »
Mythos' mind worked differently, ehereas her semblance showed that they were mostly aimed with a non-lethal shot, Mythos aimed with the fullest intent of putting down a threat for good. She unholstered the gun that was in her right hand, drawing and firing the gun with suprising speed. Two shots rang out from her gun, two shots would of been enough for the guards unless aura was in play. One shot per head, already taking into account the various other factors of her fellow "bodyguards" actions.

'This is gonna be a long day' were the only thoughts that she had. No remorse and zero hesitation for her foes.
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Re: Casino Royale (CLOSED)
« Reply #35 on: October 04, 2017, 07:23:26 AM »
The guards' first two shots struck Rory's shield, doing no harm, though the noise the guns made was ear-splitting. The gurads themselves must have been used to it, as they didn't finch, and neither did Marvin.

Aoife's shot to the guard's chest was met with a grunt and a stumble back, his gun now pointing towards her. Her other shot, however, took him down - one could viisibly see his dark blue aura break around him. He was still standing, but the bolts striking his legs made him scream and drop his gun. The following revolver shot put him down for good, leaving a spattering of blood on the wall behind him as he slumped against it, completely limp. The second guard was struck by the revolver shot first, causing him to collapse, while the following bolts embedded in his legs, the poor man yelping in pain.

"If I'm being honest, I wasn't expecting you kids to be so... well, cold-blooded. My mistake there," the man said, calmly. He sat up, crouching down next to the still-living guard. "Where did Whitaker blink to? No reason for this to turn any more bloody than it already is."

The man gritted his teeth, his eyes darting between the students behind Royale. He swallowed a glov of saliva in the back of his throat. "H-he probably went down to the basement level. That's where the casino is. P-plese, I have a-"

"Thank you. Feel free to call the authorities if you so desire." Marvin told the man as he stood up, facing the students once more. "We'll be heading down now. We'll likely have to fight our way through the building, and we'll need to take the stairs. Please, keep lethal force to a minimum," he spoke, digging through his jacket to produce a massive maroon-tinted handgun chambered with .50 rounds. "If you see Whitaker, feel free to move quicker. His semblance should take several minutes to recharge, and is unreliable unless he has made proper preparations as he had just now. Try and stick close, however." 

As he talked, Marvin took a spot in front of the door, giving the students time to figure out where they themselves wished to stand, suggesting they take cover and signalling to them that he'll open it on the count of 3. 2. 1.

He swung the door open, stepping to the side as a barrage of bullets came flying in, four more guards on the other side. Three of them had revolvers, while one was carrying a generic assault rifle. Said assault rifle guard was the one going hog-wild and spraying through the entrance, though he soon found himself needing to reload.
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Re: Casino Royale (CLOSED)
« Reply #36 on: October 04, 2017, 08:54:37 AM »
"This makes things easier." Mythos moved to the side ahead of Marvin's command. Dropping her backpack and pullinf out two cylinder shaped items. Clipping one to the joining strap of her backpack as she put it on and leaving the other one in her hand.

The sound of gunfire was oddly soothing to her, four white rings formed on her iris. Mythos held the flashbang and pulled the pin early as she knew that the guard was coming close to running out of bullets. A quick peak and she threw the flashbang like a baseball, straight down centre lane.

It would trigger right in front of the guards, followed by Mythos grabbing her rifle and setting it to single round fire. A single bullet for each guard followed as she peaked the door, on her knee to steady her aim for the rapid switching of targets. The bullets were shot at mainly the thighs of each guard (missing the artery) to at least give them hope for emergency services to save them and give her colleagues the opportunity to disable them.
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Re: Casino Royale (CLOSED)
« Reply #37 on: October 06, 2017, 03:25:41 PM »
A moment of shock and disbelief swept over Rory when he saw the first guard slump lifeless to the ground, a gushing red hole prominent in his head. He'd never seen someone die before... and for that first taste of death to come from a fellow student was jarring. A whirlwind of thoughts and emotions ran through him. He wanted to look away and throw up, to yell at his teammates, to scream at Royale for putting them in this situation in the first place. He wanted to get away. He wanted to pull the memory of that man's lifeless body out of his mind and toss it away -- not just forgotten, erased. Yet something deep down, like a cold icy hand reaching up through his spine and into the back of his thoughts, made him keep looking... made him absorb the sight of that corpse and distill it into a single, painfully clear thought.

This will be you, i҉͙f́ ͏̰͙͎͉̹yo͖̟̟̲u̥̟̮ ̥̲f̜̫͕̱a̧̫͇̟i̩l̨̝̱̞̗̩.̥.͕̩͚͙.̱

Jolted from his dark revery as Royale began speaking, the shield fighter took a moment to force his mental focus back and shift it into high gear. This wasn't simply about completing the mission anymore... like it or not, they were all pawns in a bigger game Royale was playing, and as he thought about it Rory could begin to see the outlines of that game form in his mind. He took the lapse in combat to tuck his glasses away in their protective case, donning his crimson goggles instead and bringing them fully online -- he was going to need the high tech eyewear just as much as his shields if he was to protect himself and the others in the midst of all this. A few button presses and a quick sync with his pocketed Scroll and everything was set.

Sticking close to Royale, Rory couldn't help but note the guards' willingness to fire directly into the office of their boss as soon as the door moved. "He's in touch with his troops -- no way they'd fire into here like that if they even suspected their boss was inside." No sooner had he spoken than Mythos had taken advantage of their enemy's need to reload, chucking a flashbang out into the mix -- he held up his shield to protect his eyes and the equipment on them from being overwhelmed by the flash, then quickly stepped out into a defensive crouch alongside Mythos, alert and ready to intercept any incoming threats. He had some serious words for Royale, but now wasn't the time. Survival came first... and Rory didn't intend to fail today.
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Re: Casino Royale (CLOSED)
« Reply #38 on: October 08, 2017, 02:48:51 PM »
The sight of blood splattering across a window was oddly hypnotic, Aoife couldn't help but think. Well, hypnotic might not be the word. Mesmerising pehaps, closely followed by horrible and disgusting. Still, despite the shock that had sent her heart into overdrive, despite the fear and anger that were screaming and roaring in her head, blocking out Royale's voice, and despite the fact her breakfast was attempting to fight it's way out of her body, she couldn't take her eyes off of the blood. That man was dead, and it was her fault. If she had only fired one shot, then Mythos' bullet would've only broken his aura. "What the fu-!", she began to yell, only for the stream of automatic fire to cut her off.

Right, that's right, still on the job. Still surrounded by enemies. Somehow, the idea of fighting was actually reassuring. Maybe the idea of only having to act, not think, was soothing in some way. Whatever it was, Aoife took her newfound sense of not wanting to scream, and used it to fall in beside Rory, ready to pull him back if need by, while also keeping an eye on the window.

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Re: Casino Royale (CLOSED)
« Reply #39 on: October 14, 2017, 10:18:34 AM »
As her crossbow bolts embedded into the guards legs, the sight of one of them dying made Mae gasp in disgust as she helped murder the poor guard. She looked at the guard yelping in pain as Royale spoke, kneeling down next to him and giving him a couple of painkillers from a pouch on her belt. "This should help with the pain, sorry."

The girl then stayed inside the room, waiting for her teammates to disable the guards, not wanting to risk killing someone again.

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Re: Casino Royale (CLOSED)
« Reply #40 on: October 16, 2017, 12:52:17 PM »
The guard, still sobbing, accepted Mae's help without question. He was shivering, but the bleeding had stopped. Assuming Mae kept her bolts clean, the man was going to be fine - the bolts hadn't struck any bones or  arteries, luckily enough.

"Not only that, Rory. Whitaker was expecting those two guards back there to fail. Every man in this building is completely expendable for him - something he could not afford with just my funding." Royale spoke, then peeked out alongside the students, gun raised. The flashbang had successfully disoriented the four guards, the one carrying the rifle fumbling his reload and nearly dropping his gun. Mythos' shots met each of her targets, two of them - both revolver-wielders - lacked proper aura training, both collapsing as they were shot in the leg. The other two had some aura, however - the one fumbling with the rifle tanked the shot, while the other revolver user had his aura broken.

Royale didn't wait a second. He jumped forward, landing a kick to the rifleman's chin, pressing his gun against the other man's forehead. The hall on either side was clear for now, it seemed. "Kids, get these other gentlemen a seat in the office," he ordered, glancing at the three currently standing at the door, his sight lingering on Aoife for a moment. He looked back down at the guard he was aiming at, the poor guy quivering in his boots. Marvin extended his hand and made a 'give me' motion, and the guard complied without question, handing his revolver to the businessman. Marvin tosses the weapon aside and pulled the guard up. "I'm afraid we're going to need your help. I'll make sure you're well compensated." Royale told the man nonchalantly, removing his gun from the man's forehead.
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Re: Casino Royale (CLOSED)
« Reply #41 on: November 06, 2017, 05:15:43 PM »
With the opposition in the room temporarily subdued, it seemed Royale's focus was on taking prisoners... or, maybe more accurately, turning them into pawns for his side of the conflict. Rory sighed as he rose from his crouch, wondering at what he and the others had really gotten themselves into here. With purposeful strides he made his way over to one of the guards who'd had their legs shot, planting his shield forcefully against the floor between the hireling and his weapon. Rory glared at the man, the meaning in his eyes clear: don't try it. When he spoke a moment later, however, there was a note of compassion in his voice.

"Go into the office. As long as you don't create a problem we'll see to your wound." With his free hand Rory collected the revolver, tucking it away in his pants pocket. While it was true that he'd had zero luck getting his Aura to flow through anything with offensive capabilities he wasn't about to assume shields alone would get him through this -- any advantage that could be seized might come in handy later on.

Any advantage.

Watching the hired gun as he limped, painfully, to a slow and staggering walk, Rory turned his gaze to Royale. "All due respect, sir... but it seems to me that Whitaker isn't the only one who came to this fight with preparations made. Now that we're in the thick of it, I think you could stand to be more honest with us. This was never really going to be the simple educational trip that Beacon Academy was led to believe it to be, was it?"
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Re: Casino Royale (CLOSED)
« Reply #42 on: November 11, 2017, 12:42:37 PM »
Nodding quietly, Aoife followed Rory down the hall, stepping past the injured guard and making her way towards the rifleman. She crouched down long enough to pick up his rifle, keeping her weapon trained on him the whole time. "Gimme your ammo pal, you don't need it anymore" she said, doing her best to maintain her control of both her emotions and the situation. It wouldn't do to let her shock at the sudden death inject any weakness into her voice, not now. Aoife needed to be in control.

After he'd passed over any ammo left on his person, Aoife sent him down to the office with a nod of her head, taking the chance to shoulder her personal weapon in favour of looking the rifle over. Throwing a glance Rory's way, she turned to face the hallway, making certain no one was going to try to ambush them. It also gave her a chance to centre herself, taking a few deep breaths and suppressing the maelstrom of emotions inside her for now. Later though, Aoife promised herself that Royale was going to get one hell of an earful from her, once the everything was sorted out.

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« Reply #43 on: November 13, 2017, 06:03:37 PM »
Mythos made sure to refill up the used bullets, two for the one revolver at the beginning and four for the magazine of her rifle. Mythos. She carried one of the revolver-weilders on her shoulder as she took them back to the room while assisting the other with her free hand, the revolvers being kicked to the side previously.

She got them to sit down on the side, away from the door. Dropping her pack she pulled out a first-aid kit and gor to work with a quick temp patch job over their wounds. Stopping the bleeding was important after all.

"Try something and I'll make that wound worst."
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Re: Casino Royale (CLOSED)
« Reply #44 on: November 21, 2017, 09:34:34 AM »
Mae walked out of the door into the hallway, her gun pointed at the guards as she tried to help Mythos patch them up a little. After she had bandaged some of them up, Mae took the revolver ammo off of one of them and walked over to take a revolver on the floor, holstering it in her back pocket.