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Re: Hunt for the Howling Storm {CLOSED}
« Reply #75 on: January 30, 2018, 07:56:39 AM »
While away from the conversation Akel had heard everything that had been said, adjusting the input from her headphones to a percentage between what she was just at and her default setting she couldn't help but wonder how the ship worked. Making her way to where the rest of her teammates were and feeling slightly embarrassed with the treasure that she held.

"Wouldn't it be absolutely ridiculous if Quisling was a descendant, although in saying that he would have needed to have his aura unlocked." Taking a moment to look at the structure of the ship she couldn't help but wonder. "Any idea how the ship actually works?" In saying so she couldn't help but wonder which one of her companions was a descendant of this great pirate.
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Re: Hunt for the Howling Storm {CLOSED}
« Reply #76 on: January 31, 2018, 05:31:12 PM »
Seeing Infrared suddenly go full alert, Cordell raised her hands reassuringly. "Whoa, hold th' Scroll lass! Nobody's sayin' nothing about sellin' th' ship or th' crown... though, I think we can all agree, those historians'll owe us all one hellova finder's fee, plus hazard pay!" She chuckled, then turned serious. "Nah... no matter what it's worth, I couldn't bear t' sell away an ol' piece of pirate history like this. Th' Howling Storm deserves t' live out its retirement as th' grand centerpiece of a museum, an' th' crown... well, no matter how much I may dislike th' kingdoms it's far safer in their hands -- least, I sure hope so."

Hearing Akel's question -- and giving a deep, mirthful laugh at her remark about their meek historian tag-along -- Cordell glanced around. "Some idea, yeah... though I doubt anyone in th' last hundred years has flown a Floatstone airship. I'll give th' ship a full inspection before we seriously consider whether t' move her, but fer now..." She gestured for the others to follow her before heading for the stairs leading below deck. "Who wants a peek at th' Sorcerer's Crown, eh? Quizy better hurry along an' catch up!"





Below deck was dusty, and just as dry as the rest of the cave, but the old wood continued to hold up beneath the steps of the adventurers. Blue-glowing ropes the way ahead, illuminating crates, chests, faintly red-glowing barrels marked with the image of flames (no doubt containing fire Dust for the cannons), piles of rough iron cannonballs bound securely in nets... and, at the far rear of the ship, the door to the captain's quarters, swung slightly ajar. It was there that Cordell's "treasure sense" was leading, but even without such a sixth sense there was a palpable thickness about the air, an invisible energy pressing in on everyone present that, while subtle, was also hard to ignore.

This, then, had to be it. The door groaned on its hinges as it swung, revealing what was surely at one time a lavishly appointed, if surprisingly small, room. A small wooden desk sat off to one side, the long rotted away remains of a bed secured on the opposite side... and right against the back wall, a large elaborate metal treasure chest decorated with the howling Beowolf faces that were the ship's undisputed theme. Hesitating only briefly, Cordell swallowed hard before approaching the chest and cracking it open. She couldn't help the gasp that slipped out as she gazed inside: the contents included dazzling jewels, piles of gold and silver coins, ancient-looking tomes, richly embellished flintlock-style pistols, storage cylinders sure to contain maps... but right in the center of all of it was a small, undecorated steel chest. The chest had been fitted with reinforcing metal bands to secure it closed -- these now were broken around an empty hollow where a large central lock probably went, no doubt removed by the pirates of long past so they could get at their prize. With slow, steady hands Cordell reached down and lifted the lid, not even realizing she was holding her breath as she did...


The flickering dim blue light it gave off was ghostly, candle-like in a way -- it seemed to writhe and pulse like a thing alive, a source at once of soft radiance and deep shadow. If one looked closely at the intricately cut Dust gemstones there seemed almost to be wisps and whirls of color dancing within them, and the silvery steel ornamentation barely concealed dim pulses of light that traveled along the gossamer threads of some unknown material that bound the stones together. It was hard not to think of a Dust reactor, yet with this crown there were no safety barriers, no protective casing, no failsafes or mechanical systems at all. The thing looked like it ought to be magic, even though it clearly wasn't. The more one stared at it, the harder it was to look away . . .

Hard to look away .  .  .  .  .

Drawing in a sudden, sharp breath, Cordell snapped the lid closed and stepped away to take a slow, steadying breath. "Okay... okay. That -- that -- is a lot of Dust energy." She realized her hands were shaking and quickly grabbed her own wrist to steady herself. Her Semblance had been practically going haywire the moment she cracked the lid open... and the really crazy thing was, she hadn't even been trying to use it at the time. The feeling was like looking at the sun with your eyes closed; even through senses that were "off", its presence was impossible to ignore. Put simply, the crown even felt dangerous, and that was just from looking at it.

Putting her backpack down and zipping it open, the captain reached in and drew out what looked like a flattened metal accordion. Pushing a button on the side caused it to expand into an open-top box shape. "No tellin' if it's still stable -- best take no chances." Gingerly she lifted the small chest and placed it into the high-tech container, then pulled several tiny metal-hued pillows out and ringed them around the precious cargo. "This be top o' th' line portable storage specifically for fragile or reactive Dust, best option I could find for storin' somethin' like th' crown." Adding what looked to be a heavily computerized lid to the top, the pirate turned a knob and pressed it down like a button; with a hiss of compressed air being released the entire storage device sealed and locked shut, displays flickering to life as it did. "Hot damn... th' readings are nearly off th' chart..." Cordell's gaze went wide as she surveyed the readings.

"Y-y-you've found it, then?"

Quisling seemed to appear out of nowhere, rubbing his hands together with eager glee as he walked up to the group. "Realy and t-t-t-truly?! The Sorcerer's Crown??"

"Geez! Where th' hells have you been?"

"Oh, surveying the vessel! It's amazing -- quite intact despite its age, a m-m-marvel of engineering! It seems they c-coated the w-w-w-wood they used with a thinned l-layer of t-t-t-tar, then resin to s-strengthen and pr-preserve it against high altitude exposure. Remarkable! But th-th-the crown?"

"... Intact, an' very much energized. Dare say it uses Dust in a way I ain't ever seen before. Quizy, this thing's dangerous."

"Oh, no d-doubt. Prince Vasu did use it to keep the whole of Mistral terrified of him, after all, e-e-e-even though his r-reign was brief." He eyed the box like a schoolboy eyeing a jar full of candy. "I assure you, it'll be k-kept most safe. I've made s-s-special arrangements to see to its care. All we need d-d-do now is make our way out of here, yes?"


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Re: Hunt for the Howling Storm {CLOSED}
« Reply #77 on: February 04, 2018, 07:15:40 AM »
Was this the treasure room? Captain's semblance always lead her to the most interesting places. She couldn't help but be a little jealous of it. In usual fashion Solar took it upon herself to pick up and touch everything in the room. She was especially intrigued by the intricately decorated pistols that lay about. She was even about to sneak one into her bag until something else caught her eye. The maps, one of her most prized possesions was a map of Remnant marked by the few places she had traveled to, given to her by her father. She unfurled one at random and wondered what was there.
A poweful blue light that engulfed the room took her attention again. The sparkles that shined off the crown were reflected back in Solar's eyes. She barely paid attention to the conversation until Cordell began to store it away. "Aw come on Captain can't we try it out before putting it away!? Let's at least see what this thing can do before we never see it again!" Solar whined, this thing was an ancient treasure brimming with power, she had no interest in keeping it but at the very least wanted to see what it was capable of.
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Re: Hunt for the Howling Storm {CLOSED}
« Reply #78 on: February 06, 2018, 09:14:51 AM »
Infrared drops to the ground facepalming herself at her own stupidity, rolling on the ground in a similar fashion as when she bounced off the geist's attack. "What did I roll to fail that check, a nat 1?"

Following the Captain down the deck she look around the ship and found what probably is a few errors in their routine, most obviously leaving the door for dust barrels wide open, leaving it vulnerable to fire spreading to it and detonating dooming everybody inside but it does make loading quicker so she finds their success fascinating.

At the room she paid the most attention to the group photo with all his clan. Stroking through the everybody she imagined how Grimsaw must feel when his true companions dissolved so violently over himself. It must be heart wrenching. Then the attention was turned on the literally breathtaking crown.

(OOC: Probably play Blumenkranz for the crown.)

It's majestic, delicate and attention grabbing. It looks incredible. She gazed long at it before realizing how... charming it is and turned her head away a bit before Cordell snapped the lid back shut. Seeing how herself and captain have been drawn to it so powerfully she immediately shot down Solar's suggestion. "Hell no. Remember how Vasu grew immediately power hungry and waited not even a bit before staging a relatively bloodless coup and went for a forceful takeover instead? It's not worth the risk to try it out especially uncontrolled. It's way better to put it under the security of a Kingdom, contained in a secret vault, to protect us from its temptation."

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Re: Hunt for the Howling Storm {CLOSED}
« Reply #79 on: February 09, 2018, 09:12:04 AM »
At Infrared's reaction Rust turned and begun revving his weapon again hoping to all the gods he didn't believe in that she would give him an excuse to butcher her. Unfortunately Cordell stepped in and calmed things down. "I wouldn't be so sure of that. From what I've seen you can trust kingdoms as much as you can trust a Grimm not to eat you alive. Atlas especially." As he spoke he glared at Infrared from under the visor of his helmet although it would be hard to detect. As the group moved on he quickly switched his attention from malice to interest and a little bit of lust as he followed Cordell down below decks. He was quite content to follow along and take in the sights until another specific statement caught his interest.


 
"I assure you, it'll be k-kept most safe. I've made s-s-special arrangements to see to its care. All we need d-d-do now is make our way out of here, yes?"


I don't think I trust this little rat. He's been jumpy this whole time and might be just a little TOO intent on getting the crown in his hands. Another loud metallic screeching roared to life as rust put Onyx Ripper into full throttle and swung it straight at Quisling's throat intending to stop just short of slicing into him unless someone intercepted the strike. "I'd like to know what you intend to do to keep the crown safe as well. I'd also like to know what the fuck has made you so nervous this whole time. You wouldn't happen to be trying to take the crown for yourself would you you little shit!?"
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Re: Hunt for the Howling Storm {CLOSED}
« Reply #80 on: February 09, 2018, 06:18:26 PM »
(OOC: Well now... congrats, Arcus. Rust just triggered my "trap card"! ;D Tad earlier for this than I'd originally planned, but it'll still work just fine.)


For a long moment Quisling stood, seemingly frozen in place with big, fearful eyes glued to the revving blades of Alizarin's weapon. It was a breathless moment -- their band of adventurers stood one wrong move from turning on each other.

And it was about to get so much worse.

The transformation in Quisling's visage was subtle but striking; one moment he was a petrified academic whose life was under threat, the next minute that veneer was dissolving away into a slowly spreading grin. "Why, mister Rust... how very perceptive of you." Gone was the hesitancy, the stuttering, the weak trill that undercut his words like a badly tuned instrument -- suddenly Quisling was somebody else entirely, someone entirely comfortable in his own skin and disquietingly at ease with the current situation. "But no, not quite. It's not for me, my friend... rather, I'll be claiming it for a cause. One which you yourself have, in the past, aided."

Cordell was suddenly on full alert; she wasn't reaching for her weapons but her posture and gaze showed concern. " 'Cause'? We had a deal, Quizy -- th' crown gets locked away, studied but outta reach." Her eyes narrowed. "Who're ye backstabbin' us for?"

"Quiet now, captain -- you've served your purpose, mostly." There was venom and hatred in his gaze. "Be grateful you're more useful to us alive, for now."

"You little sh--" The pirates words were cut off as a tiny pellet silently launched from a concealed corner of the cabin, twisting in the air to impact the side of her face. Cordell's Aura meant that the impact was all but meaningless, however the pea-sized gray orb burst into a small cloud of haze immediately on impact. The gas was quick to disperse but the damage it did was swift; immediately the captain fell into a violent fit of coughing and gasping, dropping to one knee and clutching at her throat. Her entire body felt like lead, heavy and unresponsive and dangerously cold.

"That should have you knocked out in a little bit, human filth." The traitorous academic then locked eyes with Rust, smiled... and leaned in towards the spinning blades. Where there should have been a gout of blood there was instead only a hazy electric crackle like TV static -- this Quisling wasn't real, just a high-end hologram. "You and I have business to discuss, mister Rust. And perhaps miss Blood-Heart and Raise as well, if they're of a mind to."

The hologram reached up and off to the side, touching a rocky surface that suddenly appeared at the hazy edge of the projection. A faint light spread from his hand -- those paying attention would recognize it as being the same sort of glow from when Cordell opened the cavern's secret entrance. From outside of the ship a thunderous sound of rock grinding against rock could be heard for a few moments before an intense light washed over the ship, daylight streaming in from a much larger and now-open secret entrance. "My brothers will be here soon, you see -- they've been awaiting my signal, and now they have it. Oh, it wasn't easy impersonating a spineless bookworm all these months, leading on our dear captain to believe anyone legitimate would ever work with her vile ilk -- for a pirate she's surprisingly naive and understanding, it turns out. Now it all pays off, so... let me give the four of you a choice:"

"Hand her, the crown, and the riches of this old treasure pit over to us, and we'll let you walk away -- we'll even let you keep the shiny mementos you collected earlier, just to show that there's no hard feelings. But her,"
His face twisted into a scowl, suddenly seeming very rat-like in aspect, and he glared in Cordell's direction. "Well, once we have control of her ship we'll decide what her fate will be. No need to worry yourselves over that; she's just a common criminal, after all, and deserves what she has coming."

"Or... you could side with her. I wouldn't advise it, though."
The sinister grin on his face said all that needed to be said about the second option...


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Re: Hunt for the Howling Storm {CLOSED}
« Reply #81 on: February 10, 2018, 09:45:50 AM »

The grinding and groaning of the stones high above the crew were slowly replaced by the sound of airship engines as a modified bullhead entered the cavern, several searchlights mounted on the nose spread out over the cave with one staying centered on the ship. As the group down below readied themselves, the side door of the bullhead slid open. Standing just beyond the exterior wall of the bullhead were two men, one decked out in complete White Fang attire with a light looking outfit with a mask that stretched around his head and instead of two eye slots had one large, red and opaque screen stretching over most of the mask, the other in what appeared to be Atlesian body armor underneath civilian jeans and a jacket with a mask that covered everything but his hazel eyes. The White Fang member held in his hand a standard white fang shortsword and nothing else and the other man held a large rifle by its barrel, using it to lean on.

It wasn't long before the man nodded silently to all but Akel who heard a slight murmur and the White Fang member jumped from the bullhead. As he fell, two deep blue bid wings spread from his back to either side, framed in metal. As he neared the ground, dust boosters on his wings kicked into gear and he shot back up into the air before plummeting down onto the ship with a loud THUNK on the opposite end of the ship, his wings folding to his back as he stood up straight.

"Well, well, well." The man spoke in a relaxed tone, almost nonchalant. "Looks like we've finally found the treasure." His grip on his weapon tightened as he extended his other hand, palm up. "This *really* isn't a hard choice." His eyes darted back and forth between the group aboard. "Do what he says, hand over the crown. You can even keep the ship if you want to.... hm..." He tilted his head slightly toward the collapsed pirate. "Hell, you can keep her. Just give us the crown, I'd rather not having to kill any faunus."

Far above, the other man had set to crouching down and carefully selecting a magazine before loading it into the rifle and leveling it towards the group.
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Re: Hunt for the Howling Storm {CLOSED}
« Reply #82 on: February 10, 2018, 11:08:41 AM »
Akel stood for more than a few moments, the initial shock of seeing the huntsman draw his weapon on the same person that she had saved. Following through with the fact that Quis lied about who he truly was and his teammates. Many emotions overcame her, shock, confusion than being brought to anger.

"I RISKED MY LIFE FOR YOU!" Her short outburst was met with composure. Pushing her glasses back up to the proper position on her face she was mad but, she couldn't let her emotions get the best of her. Cordell obviously didn't look well and Akel had to act quick, but with an unknown shooter who had a sleeping agent, she didn't want to take her chances.

The bat faunus looked up as she heard the sound of the ceiling open up, the sudden barrage of sound made her press her hands against her headset as she adjusted her volume. Akel shook her head as she saw the Bullhead appear through the somewhat blinding light as her glasses dimmed turning from a clear pair of reading glasses to a golden tint. Akel readjusted her headset to filter out the Bullhead's whirring engines which allowed her to listen in on what the WF member was saying before bringing her settings to still allow herself to hear whatever the name in the Bullhead was saying yet didn't make other voices that loud in her ears.

A quick glance at the bird Faunus descent gave her an opening to get Cordell out of sight. She didn't know how her companions were going to react and considering Rust's previous actions she chose to run to the only human, grab her by her jacket and threw her towards the direction of the wooden dock for this ship. "Cordell AURA!" she yelled to the airborne girl with the hope that she was still conscious enough to do that. Drawing Blood Ignition from her hip she took a defensive stance, the flat of her blade resting on her left forearm at an angle, covering a majority of her body from the mercenary in the bullhead with a rifle and whatever immediate attack the bird faunus could attempt on her.
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Re: Hunt for the Howling Storm {CLOSED}
« Reply #83 on: February 10, 2018, 11:51:28 AM »
Far above the ship, Kol murmured something again and the White Fang member suddenly lifted his sword and plunged it into the deck of the Howling Storm, gripping the handle even tighter. As if in the same moment, a shot rang out from the bullhead, landing next to Akel's feet. As soon as the bullet found its mark, Akel was knocked off her feet, pulled into the direction of the bullet hole as Cordell's body was sucked back toward the ship and slammed into Akel.

The rest of the crew felt the strong pull too and stumbled back slightly, those who were tensed inching back and those who weren't sliding back into Akel.

"In all honesty," The faunus began, "I don't want to hurt any of you or damage a piece of history. But I will if you don't hand me the crown and let us be on our way."

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Re: Hunt for the Howling Storm {CLOSED}
« Reply #84 on: February 10, 2018, 12:11:10 PM »
Solar had so many questions, who the hell was Quisling? This bird faunus? Why are they here? Why do they want the crown? What's that uniform they're wearing? What the hell is going on? With all the things she didn't understand at the very least she understood what mattered, these guys are bad and they want the crown.She hated not knowing. Solar wanted nothing then to fight, charge through any and all obstacles to show she could prove to herself she was getting stronger. She tried to lie to Rust and to herself she could handle the Geist alone. Though she would never admit it out loud, she was gullible and believed most things people told her, but if there was one person who's lies she could see through, it was her own. She'd let Rust fight and she moved to protect the box that was the crown, if she wasn't pulled backwards by the effects of the bullet. She was mid run when she felt the effect and stumbled backwards falling into the pile that was Cordell and Akel. She broke her fall with her hand and instead of the ground she grabbed Akel's backpack

Which gave her an idea.

"Akel let me borrow this!" Solar said as she forced Akel's backpack off her and got up towards the box that slid closer to her. She took off her own bag and set both of them next to the box. She turned her back to face the enemy so they couldn't see what she was doing. What did captain do? Was it this?
Oh got it

Solar shoved the box in one of the backpacks and zipped them back up."Red! Rust bags!" she called out to her other team mates hoping they'd understand what she was doing.
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Re: Hunt for the Howling Storm {CLOSED}
« Reply #85 on: February 10, 2018, 02:01:34 PM »
Infrared is more than concerned about Quisling's choice of words in the reveal. She tried to probe more intel of their identity and the nature of the hologram but the last thing she wanted to confirm rendered that nil. This is bad.
It's the Fang...
Given the history of the crown, this could only mean...
Nonono that is bad...
What do I do... There are 2 obvious choices, need to find that third option... I didn't... not for this...
She is still frozen in thought as she witnessed Akel attempt to withdraw Cordell from the scene. Then Solar made a move and she had to act.
Knowing full well the consequences of the worst case scenario with this choice, she used the force of the pull to turn around, detached the backpack on the far side and reached into it, took out the Med-Aid kit and activitate as many mining charges as she can, then threw the backpack to Solar in a guess of her intent and made sure the the remote is thrown in a way that is obvious to her but not exposed as a form of suggesting a booby trap. Then glancing at the two threats yield important information: The sniper looks Altesian with no Faunus traits, so probably not a Fang and can potentially be bought off. So just one of them needs to be neutralized, and a sniper wouldn't pose that much threat to her anyways.
The next thing is to see how Rust reacts. Would be a good time to be able to get flung.
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Re: Hunt for the Howling Storm {CLOSED}
« Reply #86 on: February 10, 2018, 11:23:59 PM »
As Quisling described his goals all Alizarin could respond with was. "Aaaaahhh shit." Then suddenly all hell broke loose. The sky opened up above them and in came a bullhead bearing foes demanding the crown. Cordell was down and suddenly Alizarin was dragged back and slammed into most of his fellow adventurers. Then came a call from Solar. Not a bad idea. Grabbing Cordell's unconscious form as he went Rust ran over to Solar and dropped his bag at her feet before grabbing another one at random and leaping over the side of the deck and breaking for the cave exit the way they came in. Intending to get Cordell back to the Red Corsair.
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Re: Hunt for the Howling Storm {CLOSED}
« Reply #87 on: February 14, 2018, 09:49:10 AM »
(OOC: Sorry for the delay in posting -- I got hit with a mini dose of the flu over the last couple days and it really took the wind out of my sails. Just to keep things flowing, you can skip me in the rotation going forward until the White Fang encounter is over; I'll jump in and post as-needed.)



"Quisling" shook his head in disappointment at all that followed his offer, the hologram watching as the group scrambled to act. His Fang brethren were showing restraint for now, which was good -- with the exception of Solar, whom Cordell had brought into the mix without his knowledge -- he'd hand-picked each of the Faunus here not only because he'd believed they could face the challenges that this treasure hunt entailed but had at least a chance of cooperating at this point of things. Rust, after all, was a mercenary who had served the interests of the Fang before; Akeldama was a roll of the dice but still Faunus, and although his info on Infrared showed all the fingerprints of Atlas he still held some small measure of hope she might be turned. Sadly, it seemed he was to be disappointed; one by one they all took actions which proved they wouldn't just simply cooperate. The rat Faunus shook his head, clicking his tongue in disdain. "You're all making this so much harder than it has to be..." The hologram flickered and disappeared, revealing a small spherical drone hovering in mid-air that had served as its projector. The fist-sized robot slipped silently away into the shadows, watching the group from a distance.

Cordell, meanwhile, was not in a good way. Whatever the traitor had hit her with had rendered her functionally paralyzed, only able to move just enough to breathe -- and even that was proving far from easy. The impact as the gravity Dust effect slammed her into Akel was enough of a physical jolt to force her body to reflexively draw in a deep gasp, but only after it knocked the wind out of her. The world spun in unsteady cacophony, a cold sweat beading on her brow. She was in no state to protest as Rust plucked her up and made a break back towards the tunnel.

Rust, unfortunately, wouldn't get far. In the gloom ahead of him a tendril of deeply unhealthy-looking green haze slithered through the air like some kind of misty serpent, dancing and writhing in the air, and abruptly a throwing knife embedded itself in the stone floor not more than a dozen feet ahead of him. Quisling, one hand peeling away cosmetic elements that had concealed his Faunus traits and the other sporting a thin blade, walked into sight around the edge of a building off to Rust's left. "Mister Rust, you disappoint me so. This is just business -- surely you'd rather be on the winning side here, hm?" With his true face revealed Quisling looked every bit like a devious rat, pale skin giving way to long whiskers and short fanged yellow teeth. The green haze responded as he approached it, curling around him responsively -- a Semblance of some kind, one could assume.
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Re: Hunt for the Howling Storm {CLOSED}
« Reply #88 on: February 14, 2018, 06:31:40 PM »
Akel was quick to recover after the sudden burst of gravity dust knocked her forward, her sword acting as support so she didn't become vulnerable. However, Cordell had changed that with her sudden reappearance towards the spot of the bullets impact. 'So that's it'. Akel thought as she remembered what the man had said, although she doubted this information could be useful now that the form of Quis was only a hologram.

"Wait a momen-- Rust!" was all she could think of. It was the only plausible explanation since she remembers grabbing him very clearly during the fight against the Geist. Granted Rust was a huntsman. Shaking her head she decided on an action "Red." was all Akel said, making a gesture with her right hand of an explosion and using her eyes to point towards the Bullhead.

"If you need help just shout." Before the bat faunus grabbed her weapon and one of the bags and jumped off the railing of the ship to the dock below and braked into a sprint with her sword at the ready towards the ruins.
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Spoiler: Atlas • show


Solaris Star - Atlesian Special Forces

Aegis Guard - First Year Atlas Student

Iris Ares - Fourth Year Atlas Student


Spoiler: Vale • show

Akeldama Blood-Heart - First Year Beacon Student

Linh Li "Mythos Laurenstine - Second year Beacon Student


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Re: Hunt for the Howling Storm {CLOSED}
« Reply #89 on: February 16, 2018, 03:13:31 AM »
The same thing that have clicked in Akel's mind have clicked in hers. He handed documents to all of us didn't he? I was literally just checking those...
Infrared glanced at Akel's gesture, then at the bullhead, then at Akel again, and almost moved her hand towards Reaction, but vetoed the suggestion as it is in her mind. It would most probably be shot down if she aimed at the ship at all, then she's out and need 10 entire seconds to reload which she don't have when facing two opponents presumably at least on her caliber.
Not yet.
Infrared moved into right in between Solar and bag and the still standing sword wielder, taking a deep breath, looking around the surroundings and gesturing to Solar with a sign of flinging, she launched the first attack of the encounter with a straight charge-plunge with left hand drawing Action, the creak puntating her heartbeat and the stress of the deck resonating with her stress in her mind.

(OOC: Using the tournament system for this fight. Also she gets to fight with a theme for the first time!)

Spoiler: Battle Data • show
Aura: 75%
Reaction: One in the barrel, 2 at hand
Plunge: 10% maybe?
« Last Edit: February 16, 2018, 03:22:06 AM by Siuwa »
Catalina Glenn - first year Beacon Academy student - "Not funny, dude! And not dudes... and everyone else... " - Cata, Cat.
Infrared Ray - fourth year Atlas academy student - "So it's __ and __(insert name here) meets each other."
Sheer Gold - second year Beacon academy student - "This is super effective!"

 

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