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A Badge of Honor [BADJ Initiation]
« on: February 23, 2018, 04:20:45 PM »
Compared to the lush midday green of the Emerald Forest, the forest of Forever Fall's deep red made it seem like sunset even when the sun was still high in the sky. Especially with the looming shadow of a massive airship overhead.

Among the paltry batch of second-wave initiate Beacon students aboard the airship were a variety of faces and attitudes, some more vocal than others. Just like the first wave, Beacon Academy saw potential in every one of them to shine in their own special ways. It just so happened that this year's population had so much... potential that not all of the newly-admitted initiates could fit into the traditional Emerald Forest event scheduled for this year. As such, the excess students formed a second group that would hold their initiation in Forever Fall instead, with a slightly different objective to go with the different setting. Within this group, there were students who objected to this strange and unfamiliar event, some who were disappointed not to experience the same things as students that came before them, some who simply couldn't care less, and still others who were enthusiastically in support of this, happy to be part of something new and unknown.

Jacob Stillwater was very firmly in the first category, and seemed to want everyone to know it. "What's the deal with this shit, huh?" Jacob snarled loudly. "How hard is it to throw a few more MacGuffins on the rocks for a few more students? Why they gotta go through all this extra work just to fuck with the initiation experience for a few random students??" He had been going on like this for several minutes now while the students waited for their assigned instructor to emerge, and most people seemed to be ignoring him at this point.
Spoiler: 1st Year Beacon Students • show
Hagane Inaba- Can melt steel beams. Leader of team HTDG
Mint Fresch- A chipper gale.
Persimmon Burhan- A douche.
Carnation Prescott- Get it, CAREa? Sorry.
Lissa Lime- Beacon's spinning top
Jacob Stillwater- Nailed it


Spoiler: Literally everyone else • show
Patchouli Breschi- First year at Shade. Don't let her penetrate you.
Diamante Solar- Third Year at Beacon. Feel the Light of the Holy Noodle!
Dannum Sohrab- Professor of practical combat skills at Shade. Or at least that's his excuse to blow things up.
Crystal Evermore- Aura professor at Beacon Academy.


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Re: A Badge of Honor [BADJ Initiation]
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2018, 05:09:14 PM »
Mikado leaned on the wall of the airship. He wasn’t in here long, but he was already annoyed by people around him. Most of them couldn’t shut up and just kept on complaining about the initiation, about how unfair it was that we get the 'special treatment'.
His thoughts than focused on Kiro again. The small, rabbit-sized dragon climed from his right shoulder to his left, than backt to the right, befor coming to a rest on his head. Kiro was the center of attention the second he entered the airship. Mikado could hear them talk about him.
At least no one asked the 'can I pet him' question He thought. As if the previous complainant never happend, the next one started, having the same argument as the last one, or the one before.
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Re: A Badge of Honor [BADJ Initiation]
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2018, 09:12:47 PM »
Billy kept to herself as best she could as she was stapped into the ship. From the outside, she had her resting bitch face on. On the inside, she felt so small compared to all the rest of the 'professionally trained' huntsmen in training. Then again she was trained by a huntsman but she doesn't think it was nearly as long as they were trained. She tried to shake these thoughts from her head and looked for a window so she can get a look at the beautiful trees. As she did so, her eyes can upon a cute black lizard. She hadn't seen one of those things since the desert. Billy unstrapped herself from the airship and walked curiously closer to Mikado to examine the little guy. Upon closer examination, it had wings?
It was all too soon before Billy found herself inches away from the lizard and Mikado staring straight into the 'lizard's eyes, resting bitch face still present.
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Re: A Badge of Honor [BADJ Initiation]
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2018, 03:01:16 AM »
Serin was extremely excited to finally be leaving behind his longtime home of Atlas for Beacon, even if he didn't get into the normal initiation he figured as long as he got into  a initiation he was alright. After getting on the ship he spent a good amount of time gazing out the window in wonder, soaking in the radiant reds of the Forever Forest, a completely different palate from the white and grey of his old school. At first lots of other students also had there faces plastered against the windows looking down on the forest but over time they petered off until Serin was the last one still gazing outside. Everyone else was talking about the initiation or crowding around something that Serin couldn't quite make out from the crowd of people surrounding it. This left him with really one option left, he had to investigate this commotion.

The crowd surrounding the spectacle was thick and he had to push his way forward but the reward at the end was substantial, a tiny dragon perched upon on someone's head! His mind went wild at the sight of this miniaturized beast perched on top of this kids shoulder, completely disregarding what appeared to be annoyance on his face. Serin leaned in and reached out his towards the dragon before quickly retracting his hand.

"Hey, so, uh, thats a pretty neat dragon. Would it be alright I pet him? I can use my metal arm - " He said lifting up his right arm and allowing his sleeve to fall down a bit leaving his a small amount of his white prothetic, " - so he can't hurt me if he breathes fire or something."
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Re: A Badge of Honor [BADJ Initiation]
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2018, 05:04:00 AM »
Mikado sighted inwardly at the question.
"He won't attack you unless I tell him to. he said, without turning to look at him, or anyone else surrounding him. The question the boy asked didn’t go unheard, and in a matter of a few seconds, everyone came a step closer. With an almost unnoticeable signal, Kiro jumed from his head, starting flying and staying in the air a few inches over Mikado's head. One of the persons surrounding him gasped at the sight, probably surprised by the fact that the dragon could actually fly. Already bored enough and also having nothing better to do, he decided to take a closer look at the skills of everyone.
"If you catch him, you can pet him" he said. He than looked up to Kiro "Weich aus" he said, which was the comand for him to dodge whatever comes. The look on Mikaod's face also signaled the dragon that he shouldn’t make it to hard for the others, or the airship would probably go up in flames.
As the words left Mikado's mouth, Kiro was already flying through the rather big room of the airship, jumping from wall to wall or crawling on the celling
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Re: A Badge of Honor [BADJ Initiation]
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2018, 03:08:21 PM »
Jacob saw the strange dragon fly out of the crowd forming near the opposite side of the ship. While he wanted to get a closer look before, the crowd of onlookers seemed really annoying, especially for the creature's presumed owner. However, with it separated from the group, Jacob wanted to make it known that this was his chance and anyone who got in the way might very well get hurt. He lifted Journeyman, making a wall as he reached out and blocked a couple of students who had come running. With a smash of the club, he knocked a ventilation unit off the wall of the airship which fell down to block the dragon's escape, creating a loud crash in the process. "Gotcha now!" he shouted with a grin, leaping over the unit in an attempt to touch the dragon.
Spoiler: 1st Year Beacon Students • show
Hagane Inaba- Can melt steel beams. Leader of team HTDG
Mint Fresch- A chipper gale.
Persimmon Burhan- A douche.
Carnation Prescott- Get it, CAREa? Sorry.
Lissa Lime- Beacon's spinning top
Jacob Stillwater- Nailed it


Spoiler: Literally everyone else • show
Patchouli Breschi- First year at Shade. Don't let her penetrate you.
Diamante Solar- Third Year at Beacon. Feel the Light of the Holy Noodle!
Dannum Sohrab- Professor of practical combat skills at Shade. Or at least that's his excuse to blow things up.
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Re: A Badge of Honor [BADJ Initiation]
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2018, 03:56:27 PM »
Even though the small dragon saw the ventilation come down, he didn’t stop. He jumped on the side which faced him and used the momentum to bounce right of it again. Mikado and Kiro used to train a lot with jumping from wall to wall or using their momentum for their advantage, so non of them would have any problems to use the falling ventilation for their advantage.
Kiro klapped his wings in and bounced right through the boys legs dodging him in the process. But it didn’t stop there. A wolf faunus girl with black hair landed just a few inches infront of Kiro. The black dragon immediately unfolded his wings and flew up in a straight line, dodging by a hair.
Now in the air, Kiro throw a short glimpse at Mikado which emotionless pointed to his head. With angled winges, Kiro dashed towards the boy with the prosthetic arm. Just before he would hit him he rose higher again, and to the boy's surprise, landed on his head. Of course, that didn’t go unnoticed by literally everyone in the room, which now all came running towards to poor boy
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Re: A Badge of Honor [BADJ Initiation]
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2018, 06:41:06 PM »
"The hell?!" Jacob exclaimed as he rolled to avoid smashing face-first into the ground. "Little guy's faster than I thought." He scratched his head and sighed. "Ah well. Guess I'd better do something about this before the professor shows up." In a single fluid motion, Jacob swung his club around to meet his shoulder as he crouched down to the broken ventilation unit. When he placed his other hand on it, the unit began glowing a faint blue and rose up on its own to reconnect with the wall.
Spoiler: 1st Year Beacon Students • show
Hagane Inaba- Can melt steel beams. Leader of team HTDG
Mint Fresch- A chipper gale.
Persimmon Burhan- A douche.
Carnation Prescott- Get it, CAREa? Sorry.
Lissa Lime- Beacon's spinning top
Jacob Stillwater- Nailed it


Spoiler: Literally everyone else • show
Patchouli Breschi- First year at Shade. Don't let her penetrate you.
Diamante Solar- Third Year at Beacon. Feel the Light of the Holy Noodle!
Dannum Sohrab- Professor of practical combat skills at Shade. Or at least that's his excuse to blow things up.
Crystal Evermore- Aura professor at Beacon Academy.


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Re: A Badge of Honor [BADJ Initiation]
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2018, 07:49:32 PM »
Billy stayed standing uncomfortably close to Mikado for most of the events that unfolded. She eventually realized how close she was to him and took a step back when he all most hit her, as he rose his hand up to touch his head. Her eyes widened as she watched the boy manipulate the people into chasing the dragon. He even caused the indirect destruction of the airship... that was easily fixed somehow? Semblances man. She was going to help the poor, metal-armed guy in a moment, but she needed to ask something first.

"How in Remnant, did you manage to get a pet dragon?" she asked Mikado.
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Re: A Badge of Honor [BADJ Initiation]
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2018, 12:11:01 AM »
Serin carefully analyzed the movement of the dragon, watching as it flew around the room and dodged all the obstacles that it was presented, even a vent falling front of it didn't so much as disturb it. After finally deciding on a plan of action he prepared to move just as the dragon dived towards him, in response he raised his arms to cover his face but much to his surprise the dragon landed on his head! At first, he was ecstatic! The dragon had come to him! But he quickly noticed that everyone had now changed their attention to him and began to swarm in his direction.

Thinking quickly Serin backed up to a wall of the ship and summoned four decoys in front of him. Switching from control of his body to all four decoys he had them raise their arms into defensive postures along with extending his arm blade before having them yell a now massively amplified

 "STOP"

The students in the front halted covering their ears causing all the students behind them to crash into each other ending up as a small pile of bodies on the floor. Satisfied with this result Serin switched back to his body and raised his arm to pet the dragon.

"Now that wasn't too hard was it." He said turning to the dragons owner.

"Looks like I caught him, well caught is too strong a word but whatever, even if it did cause a mess on the ship..." He said looking around at just the students getting off the ground and attempting to find the vent that was knocked off.

"Oh no! What are the Professors going to say when they see this!?" He said with a rising panic, first impressions where everything and this was not making for a great one.

"Wait, what happened to the vent that was knocked off? It looks fine now."
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Re: A Badge of Honor [BADJ Initiation]
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2018, 01:03:18 AM »
"How in Remnant, did you manage to get a pet dragon?" Mikado looked at his right to see a girl with black hair. He noticed her sneaking toward him earlier, but didn’t paid her any attention. "Semblance" he answered without taking his eyes of the boy, which now caused the crowd to pile into each other.
It wasn’t long after, that said boy turned towards him. "Looks like I caught him, well caught is too strong a word but whatever, even if it did cause a mess on the ship..."
Mikado didn't reply and silently put Kiro into his arms again. Now holding the dragon he followed the others gazeses to where the broken vent was supposed to lay, only to see it fixed up on the wall again.
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Re: A Badge of Honor [BADJ Initiation]
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2018, 01:14:38 AM »
Jacob stood up and smirked at the attention his semblance had garnered him, satisfied that not all eyes were on the aura dragon anymore. "What, you didn't expect me to just leave it like that, did you?"

At that moment, Crystal burst into the room, fuming with anger even she struggled to contain. "Honestly, I take twenty minutes to get my documents in order before the initiation starts and already they start with the property damage! Who is responsible?" Her keen eyes scanned the environment but saw no disturbance in the room itself. All she could do was pick on the one student who was standing away from the rest. She narrowed her eyes at Jacob. "You. I know you had something to do with that crashing sound. What did you do?"
"I don't know what you mean, ma'am. Nothing seems amiss to me!" Jacob spoke with confidence that only frustrated Crystal further.
However, with no proof of his wrongdoing, she had no choice but to relent. Lamely, she replied, "...Just behave yourself. That goes for all of you!"

Crystal sighed as she regained her composure, pushing a stray hair behind her ear and adjusting her glasses neatly. "I suppose I may as well get on with the event. We have much to cover, so you had best all get comfortable." Her speech was dignified but forced, as if she was holding back a deeper sigh. "The task at hand is rather simple. Achieving this task, as well as what it will mean for your future at this academy, is less so. You will all be dropped into the forest of Forever Fall and asked to locate one of several items littered throughout the forest. These objects could be anywhere, but you have a couple of hints to get you started. The first is that the objects will not be scattered randomly amongst the branches, or merely on the ground somewhere. The locations in which the academy has hidden the objects all have some significance, like a hidden cave for example. The second hint is that the objects in question emit a dim green glow that contrasts with the red of the forest. If you do not see this glow, you are looking in the wrong place.

"You may notice that there are only half as many artifacts in the forest as there are students in your group. This is by design, not by mistake. No student will be permitted to return their artifact until they find themselves a partner. How you wish to partner up is entirely up to you. However, bear in mind that just as the artifacts themselves are limited, so too are prospective partners. It is recommended that you each partner up sooner rather than later to avoid wandering the forest alone. Groups of more than two will not be accepted; at the moment of mission completion, there must be one artifact for every pair of students."


Crystal took a short pause to let the rules sink in before getting to the part that she suspected would cause a stir. "As soon as I give the signal, the doors of this airship will open and you are free to jump or to stay aboard a while longer. However, ten minutes after the doors open, they will close again. Any students left on board at the moment the doors close will forfeit their spot at Beacon Academy this year. Should this rule leave an odd number of students in the field, you will be notified and one student will be allowed to return their artifact solo, on a first-come first-serve basis.

"Your landing strategy is up to you, but do try to avoid sustaining any major injuries. Any student who is incapacitated during the event will also forfeit their position. Finally, once the doors close, the airship will move to its final position. Until all of the artifacts have been returned, the airship will hover over the clearing to which you are to bring your artifacts. Use it as guidance."


While most rookie teachers would be afraid they missed something at this point, Crystal cracked a smug smile in satisfaction, knowing she couldn't have forgotten anything important. Just as a formality, though, she still had to ask, "Any questions?"
Spoiler: 1st Year Beacon Students • show
Hagane Inaba- Can melt steel beams. Leader of team HTDG
Mint Fresch- A chipper gale.
Persimmon Burhan- A douche.
Carnation Prescott- Get it, CAREa? Sorry.
Lissa Lime- Beacon's spinning top
Jacob Stillwater- Nailed it


Spoiler: Literally everyone else • show
Patchouli Breschi- First year at Shade. Don't let her penetrate you.
Diamante Solar- Third Year at Beacon. Feel the Light of the Holy Noodle!
Dannum Sohrab- Professor of practical combat skills at Shade. Or at least that's his excuse to blow things up.
Crystal Evermore- Aura professor at Beacon Academy.


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Re: A Badge of Honor [BADJ Initiation]
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2018, 05:21:12 PM »
Billy noted a few things as the professor went through what Billy could only assume was the usual speech. First thing was the green glow the artifacts were going to give off. Then the partner part. Right as she was scanning the room for a partner, the professor mentioned jumping? Surly Billy heard her wrong. But then the professor said landing strategy. 

On the outside, one of Billy's eyebrows raised. On the inside, she was full panic mode. How the hell was she suppose to get from the sky to the ground without using up all her aura to keep her from dying. She quickly turned to the window and took a few breaths to calm herself down. Then judged how high they were above the trees.

"Maybe I can use my rope?" she mumbled to herself in thought.
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Re: A Badge of Honor [BADJ Initiation]
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2018, 07:59:57 PM »
Serins eyes went wide when the professor burst through the door and began yelling into the cabin, he hadn't even gone one day yet! He didn't want to get a mark on his record, and he especially didn't want to get kicked out! His mind started to race through the different possibilities when she decided not to punish anyone since the evidence somehow managed to disappear. Instead she began explaing what was going to happen so it time for Serin intensely listen.

"Alright so green glow, should be easy enough to find in this forest, but the landing is gonna be interesting...." He quietly muttered to himself, he had a something resembling a landing tragedy but in the flat  tundra of Atlas he only manage to practice it off the odd decorative tree, never from this high up. Hopefully it would still work at this altitude without destroying his aura. And then there was the problem of finding a partner, but Serin figured that would be easy enough if he managed the first part. With that thought Serin turned back to the boy with the dragon.

"Im Serin." He said extending his hand,"Just out of curiosity how do you plan on landing? Ive never jumped from this hieght and I gotta figure out if its just gonna be the same thing Im used to but faster."
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Re: A Badge of Honor [BADJ Initiation]
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2018, 08:44:45 AM »
Mikados expression didn't change the slightest when the professor started to explain the rules, but when the word 'team' was dropped in the room, you could have probably heared him sigh.
Teams.... Why is this even needed? A Lot of huntsmen go off by there own after they finished their training anyway.... He thought to himself.

The jumping part wouldn’t be to much of a problem. He wished he could just use Kiro, but every Semblance has a limited, in this case, his limit includes not being able to ride or fly on his dragon, when it's in his 'grown' form.

The second the professor ended, the boy besides him reached out his hand to introduce himself. Without reciprocating the handshake, Mikado turned to one of the airship doors. "Mikado" he replied, but the boy's question went unanswered. Kiro, now on Mikaod's shoulders again, turned his head to Serin, staring at him vacuously
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