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Re: Casino Royale (CLOSED)
« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2017, 11:38:35 AM »
As Silica passed by the others, she gave Aoife a totally genuine smile, and definitely did not mutter something about shoving the girl's revolver up her own ass.

The guards followed the team inside, bringing the ramp up behind themselves. Soon after everyone was seated, the airship took off. The ship itself was no more lavish than the one that brought in the new students at the start of the year. Matter of fact, it was smaller, and lacked the TV screens.

Marvin smirked at Aoife's question and overall attitude. Yes, the man had encountered many a huntsman like that. Still, he refrained himself from making any assumptions about the girl for now. "Straight to the point, then?" He asked, leaning back in his seat, arms placed upon the armrests. "It has been years now since my wife and I retired as huntsmen, but I guess I still miss it a little. I did think of myself as a good huntsman, but fighting grimm and criminals on the field is not all one can do to help the world. I'm hoping I can teach that to you today." He explained. "Feel free to get comfortable, though the ride won't be long. Our destination is just at the other side of the city."

By now, the guards had taken their seats as well. One of them had placed their weapon by their side, crossing their arms. The other was quietly humming to themselves, tapping the butt of their weapon rhythmically with their fingers. One might find it odd, even, just how aloof they seemed.
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Re: Casino Royale (CLOSED)
« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2017, 01:47:35 PM »
He had definitely expected something more... lavish, or at least showy. As Rory took his seat he was struck by just how un-impressive the airship seemed on the inside. It really didn't look at all like he'd imagined -- which lay somewhere in a haze of red velvet curtains and ostentatious luxury features -- and was, effectively, a streamlined version of the academy's own ships. That was a surprise.

As he took his seat, the shield fighter couldn't help but note how... well, for lack of a better word, relaxed the two guards were now. He could sort of understand it, what with the ship being a secure space, but unless he was missing something they didn't seem to be paying any attention to the students at all. If they were, they weren't obvious about it. He tried to imagine himself doing the same in their shoes and couldn't quite square it to the stoic professionalism they'd portrayed after the walkway came down. The thought stuck in the back of his mind like a prickly burr, but didn't really lead anywhere. He filed it away for later consideration.

He raised an eyebrow at Aoife's critical question, glad he wasn't the only one thinking it. Mr. Royale's response was as one might expect: gracious, personable, and entirely welcoming. He really did just consider this a PR stunt then, or a way to pass along his values to the next generation -- same difference in the end, ultimately. "What can we expect from our, uh, employment with you today, Mr. Royale? Should we be prepared to do anything in particular, or just follow your lead?" It was clear that the man intended to show them something on the business end of his dealings, but it didn't hurt to ask if there would be an assessment or something as well. Given that he was paying for student bodyguards it seemed reasonable he would want more than a chance to play tour guide.
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Re: Casino Royale (CLOSED)
« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2017, 07:45:30 AM »
Oh, Marvin Royale answered questions in that slimy way everyone who had some reason to be up their own arse did, the words practically dripping with condescension and what Aoife could only describe as distaste. And he'd not actually answered the question, not really. Vaguely skirted around it, giving the impression of having answered it without actually putting any real detail in. Her father used to do the same thing when talking to the other parents at school, giving them enough to be satisfied without telling anything of worth. Frustratingly effective and effectively frustrating.

Still, maybe he'd be more open with Rory than her. He sure struck Aoife as the type of kids adults liked, quiet and inquisitive with none of the attitude that oh so often got Aoife into trouble for what was really an honest question. Instead of pressing her inquiry, she leaned back in her seat and angled herself towards Mythos, a lazy smile gracing her face. "My 'hostility' is part of my charm. I'm not gonna butter myself up for anyone, kay?", she hissed at her.

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Re: Casino Royale (CLOSED)
« Reply #18 on: August 05, 2017, 12:44:22 AM »
"Suite yourself then. But do remember that we are temporarily working under Marvin Royale. So do try your best to avoid any unecesssry gestures and hissing." Taking off her bag and letting it resr beside her with her main gun and her two revolvers that usually rested on her back right of her hip. Glancing her eyes over to the guards and to the other two students who would join them on this excursion of sorts. 'It's gonna be a long day.'
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Re: Casino Royale (CLOSED)
« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2017, 11:14:13 AM »
Mae listened to the conversations that were taking place in front of her, but she didn't really feel like joining in on them, she just wanted to see how everyone interacted with each other. She then looked over to the guards and gave them a glare, wondering why they seemed so aloof. Maybe they're new? Mae thought to herself, as she checked them out. After a few moments, Mae decided to rest her eye a little until they got to their destination.

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Re: Casino Royale (CLOSED)
« Reply #20 on: August 11, 2017, 09:57:01 AM »
It was clear to Marvin that Aoife wasn't satisfied with his answer, but that wasn't important right now. He did, however, note that she wouldn't be easy to trick into buying any bullshit, something he would keep in mind if he were to work with her again. The man then turned to Rory. Rory was... harder to read. There was little he could gather from the data collected by Silica, and in person he seemed unassuming, calm and inquisitive, for sure - traits Marvin had encountered in huntsmen much less often than he had encountered those who just appeared that way. He would have to observe the kid today to figure out what he was like.

"My guards here will keep an eye on the ship, so you'll be following me inside. Try and not draw too much attention to yourselves, but act as any bodyguard would. Keep an eye out for anything suspicious. As you've already been briefed, I'll be meeting with Sheldon Whitaker,  the head of one of our family's child companies. If the meeting goes smoothly, you'll be able to learn something about how business works in this town, and we'll be done here in little time." Yes, Silica had indeed told you about this man. He was nothing special, just an investor who had approached Royale a year or so ago seeking funding. In all images of him available to the public, the white-haired businessman was always smiling, though often it seemed a bit forced.

The trip really was not long - as a matter of fact, the ship was already beginning to descend. The guards stood up now, taking their weapons in their hands as they positioned themselves by the door. If the kids were to look outside now, they would see the office building in front of the ship - it was no massive skyscraper, that was sure, but it still seemed well kept and prestigious in its own regard, the words 'Whitaker Industries' on a big sign above the front entrance.
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Janna Tarmac - 1st Year tank lady of Team DGTL. "Our job is to protect the innocent, and that's what I do."

Reginald Royale - 1st year snotty brat of team RBLS. "I'm telling father about this!"

Rufus Chocla - 2nd year freestyle rapper of team APRC. "Rap comes from the Soul, don't mess with the Flow, if you can't take no more, don't wait for Encore!"

Anza Burgundy - 1st Year archer of team CRSA. "War eagle, feller!"

Silica Methiviola - Assistant to the Royale Family/Reginald. "Suck my metaphorical dick, nerd."

Coconut Cream - 1st Year pervert of team CASA. "B-before we fight could you just like... nyah once for me?"

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Re: Casino Royale (CLOSED)
« Reply #21 on: August 16, 2017, 04:50:25 AM »
Working with this group was going to be... interesting, Rory though as their airship made its landing approach. Aoife may not be the most tactful person ever born, but she was also basically a walking, talking bullshit detector -- something that would, unquestionably, be useful if this job turned out to be more than "watch and learn". Mythos, meanwhile, was clearly something of a moderating influence, smoothing over the ruffles and finding a way forward for herself and others. With Rory acting as the agreeable and astute student that Mr. Royale seemed to prefer, the group actually formed a well balanced and effective dynamic... at least, that's what the shield fighter thought, anyway.

So, the guards would be staying back and the students would be expected to be Royale's extra eyes and ears. Rory couldn't help but note the emphasis on the word 'suspicious', and the fact that Royale had said 'if the meeting goes smoothly'. Wouldn't Whitaker, as the recipient of Royale's investment, be eager to appease his patron? The shield fighter could feel a few pieces falling into place as he mulled things over... getting the distinct impression that Mr. Royale didn't fully trust Whitaker.

And that such distrust, for whatever reason, was cause enough to bring in outside help...

With the airship already angling to land, it seemed they'd find out soon enough.
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Re: Casino Royale (CLOSED)
« Reply #22 on: August 18, 2017, 11:43:03 AM »
Rolling her eyes at Mythos' reply, Aoife shifted enough to be comfortable and closed her eyes, enjoying the brief remainder of the journey in some semblance of peace. Flying didn't really appeal to her all that much, the idea that they were hundreds, if not thousands of feet above the ground was a bit of a off putting idea in her mind. Heck of a lot better than walking though, if she had to be honest.

Stretching out as soon as they touched down, safety be damned, Aoife arched her spine back and let out a soft groan. This job promised a lot of standing, if nothing else. She shook her head slightly and glanced out the window. The building wasn't so impressive, if truth be told, not that she'd know anything about impressive architecture. But maybe it was fancier and more...... what was that fancy word she'd heard on television? Ostentatious, that was it. Maybe it'd be that inside.

"So, you did warn them we were coming right, not your normal lads? Cause I don't want some suited monkey or upstart guard deciding to be a bother, you get me?", Aoife, as politely as possible, which really just sounded fake, said to Royale.

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Re: Casino Royale (CLOSED)
« Reply #23 on: August 26, 2017, 02:55:06 PM »
"As huntsman and huntresses in training we still carry a title of the world's noblest fighter. Guards shouldn't bother us and on the case that they do bother us, Royale should be able to sort it without any problems.

In saying that, Mythos' eyes had white rings form on the iris of her eyes, creating an interesting dynamic of blue which was slowly turning white whilst taking a look at her current teammates weapons before her. The colour in her eyes reset to blue as she already had the information she needed, before cycling the cylinders on all four of her revolvers and making sure the safety was on before doing the same with her rifle.
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Re: Casino Royale (CLOSED)
« Reply #24 on: August 29, 2017, 03:16:22 PM »
"I just hope nothing too serious happens. Mr. Royale seems like the type to have a lot of enemies." Mae said out loud as she chambered a crossbow bolt and stood up, ready to move.

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Re: Casino Royale (CLOSED)
« Reply #25 on: August 31, 2017, 12:11:22 PM »
"I told Whitaker I'd be taking a group of students along, yes. The guards won't bother you, and if they do, I'll deal with them." Sir Royale responded as he got up from his seat, nodding at Mythos' words. He then looked at Mae, smirking. "I suppose so. But this should be easy enough for you all."

With that, the man lead the way out from the ship, down the ramp. The group is met at the front entrance by two guards, though these ones aren't wearing any armor. They are, however, carrying guns - revolvers, appearing to be similar to the one you might have seen Silica carrying around. The men step aside and let you in with no questions asked, however.

You're lead through the foyer to an elevator, once again, looked over by a pair of guards. Throughout this, Marvin remains unworried, exchanging pleasantries with the men. After a short, likely slightly awkward elevator ride, you make it to the top floor. You walk down the hall, take the last door right, and finally find yourself in the office of Sheldon Whitaker. The man himself sits behind his desk, yet another pair of guards by his side. But, rather than starting with a greeting, there is a moment of silence. Whitaker's usual fake smile isn't there, while Marvin seems quite pleased.

For a moment, they do nothing.
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Janna Tarmac - 1st Year tank lady of Team DGTL. "Our job is to protect the innocent, and that's what I do."

Reginald Royale - 1st year snotty brat of team RBLS. "I'm telling father about this!"

Rufus Chocla - 2nd year freestyle rapper of team APRC. "Rap comes from the Soul, don't mess with the Flow, if you can't take no more, don't wait for Encore!"

Anza Burgundy - 1st Year archer of team CRSA. "War eagle, feller!"

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Re: Casino Royale (CLOSED)
« Reply #26 on: August 31, 2017, 05:53:10 PM »
Admittedly, Rory wasn't exactly fluent in business etiquette... but the tense, standoffish nature of their current situation set him ill at ease. Six armed guards now, or so he'd counted -- the entrance, the elevator, and now the office. That seemed like a lot of security for a casual business meeting, especially one that had initially seemed like little more than a PR stunt. Even so, the one thing Rory had learned between Beacon and his own life experiences was how to keep a detached, analytic demeanor as tensions rose. All too often, after all, success or even survival relied on exactly that.

'Act as any bodyguard would', Mr. Royale had said. Right now, there hardly seemed to be clearer instructions. As the two businessmen stared each other down Rory quietly took a position just behind Marvin and to the left, trying not to be too obvious about it as he did. His eyes scanned the office, continually moving from point to point. They were here as bodyguards, after all -- they had to be ready to respond, and the shield fighter was determined to do exactly that.
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Re: Casino Royale (CLOSED)
« Reply #27 on: September 03, 2017, 07:27:22 AM »
Aoife couldn't stop herself rolling her eyes at Mythos. It sounded like she'd read that nonsense about being the 'world's noblest fighters' straight outta an advert for Atlas Academy, it reeked of bullcrap.

As did this situation, now that Aoife was inside and able to have a look around. For such an important man, Royale didn't get much of an entrance committee. A couple of guards and that was it. No assistant or internal management of any kind to ply platitudes and reports onto the man, nor any kind of fanfare. Either the movies got this stuff wrong or Royale wasn't a particularly wanted man in these parts. Aoife couldn't help but feel on edge by it, even if it was, logically, just her being a bit paranoid about the job.

Choosing to wait by the office entrance and look behind them, Aoife slipped in last, and leaned sideways beside the now closed door with her arms folded, the picture of nonchalance.

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Re: Casino Royale (CLOSED)
« Reply #28 on: September 13, 2017, 08:33:02 PM »
Mae was a bit anxious as they walked into the office and saw Mr. Whitaker, who wasn't smiling like Royale was. She kept her crossbow in-hand and ready in case of an emergency. Mae wasn't quite used to city life yet ever since she moved from her cabin in Mistral. She looked around at the guards and at her partners on the job. Noticing that she was a little bit too close to Royale, she backed up and stood by the door near Aoife.

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Re: Casino Royale (CLOSED)
« Reply #29 on: September 13, 2017, 09:34:32 PM »
Mythos' expression remained unchanged. Bringing her right hand to one of the revolvers on her hip, taking the safety off of it and pulling on it slightly to unlock it. Taking a step closer to be just to the back right of Marvin.
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