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Birds of a Feather [CLOSED]
« on: June 23, 2018, 03:46:52 PM »
It just wasn't the same.

Even going so far as to clear a large circle of land within the Emerald Forest with his own hands, sending the trees he chopped down to a lumberjack to craft into benches for students to sit on simply didn't replace the true feeling of proper fighting. Yet here he stood, watching two students go at each other as their Aura depleted bit by bit. It wasn't that they weren't skilled--quite the contrary--rather being compelled as a teacher to hold PvP sessions simply did not sit well with him.

As one student beat the other to a pulp before the electronic board he had brought with him started beeping to confirm Aura depletion, the professor sighed and tapped his scroll to roll the next duo of fighters. A similar sequence of events also appeared on the screen, mimicking a roulette with the student's mugshots rolling by, until...

"Would students Prism Skylark and Rook Ryder take the stage and continue the day's entertainment." There's a noticeable hint of sarcasm and snark to the Hunter's voice, as if somewhat bored by the proceedings.
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Re: Birds of a Feather [CLOSED]
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2018, 07:37:59 PM »
Even if Professor Ferus was absolutely bored out of his mind, Prism always enjoyed these classes. Outdoors underneath the wide-open sky was home to the hummingbird, having spent such a vast portion of her lifetime outdoors - more familiar with the sky and the wind than most people ever would be, an outdoor arena like this one was well-suited in her favor. Hearing the professor call her name wasn't such a shock, she'd been watching from the sidelines for awhile now. Standing up, she only wobbles momentarily in heels on the grass, before catching herself. Drawing Hawk's Eye from her waist as she walks into the center of the circle, she flicks a hidden lever on the side of the steel box, transforming it into it's primary form - and drawing a clip of ammo from her waist, presses it into place with a satisfying click.

Backup magazines? Check. Dust-tipped bullet ammo belt? Check. Dust cylinders? Check.

Reaching the center, she turns around to face her opponent, putting out her hand for her opponent to shake before preparing to move back to their respective ready positions."Let's make this a good fight, yeah?"
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Re: Birds of a Feather [CLOSED]
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2018, 10:33:35 PM »
Rook was... distracted to say the least. Between his new team, being the leader of said new team, and being at Beacon altogether, there was a lot on his mind. Needless to say, while others watched the fights in front of them, he was in his own little world. Medici Librae rested on his arms, growing hot as the black metal absorbed the sunlight. When the professor called his name, it took Rook a moment to process what was going on.

‘Oh, right, that’s me.’ He thought to himself, getting up from the benches to join his opponent in the arena.

As he walked towards the center of the arena, his eyes scanned the surroundings. There was a lot of space to move, and that wasn’t necessarily a good thing. A quick glance at his opponent showed wings and a rifle, possibly the worst combination against his fighting style. This might not last very long.

“Yes, of course.” Rook replied, taking her hand and shaking it. He smiled, before turning around and getting into his starting position. He took a stance, extending the shields of Medici Librae, and prepared himself for battle.
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Re: Birds of a Feather [CLOSED]
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2018, 03:01:36 AM »
As both students took the circular stage, the professor felt compelled to pay more attention than he did with his last match to the next one. He was, admittedly, interested to see how the young Faunus had improved since that time under his observance during her team's initiation. It seemed the spectators shared his opinion, based on the increased level of chatter coming from the stands.

That wasn't to say he was biased toward one side--he wasn't allowed to hold any biases anyway. Even so, gazing first at the other fighter and then his school profile, it really did not look good for the young brawler. Unless those gauntlets of his held more than a shield, Ferus feared this fight might be a little one-sided.

The leader of Team CASA versus the leader of Team CNRS. Ferus mused. A shame he did not have the chance to see the latter in action beforehand. "Same rules as before; whatever it takes to drop the opponent's Aura down to 20%. Any additional attacks after the buzzer has sounded will result in disqualification, no matter if the attack connected or not."

He raised his hand and flung it down as the buzzer sounded to signal the start of the match. "Try not to kill each other."
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Re: Birds of a Feather [CLOSED]
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2018, 03:59:25 PM »
Shields. Shields are annoying. They make landing shots that do actual damage particularly difficult. He has to be a brawler, you don't see anything else - if he wants to do damage, he'll need to get in close. Keep your distance, move quickly.

Prism's wings open with a snap, and with a harsh downwards push coinciding with a strong gust of wind, throwing Prism towards Rook's left while maintaining a distance of nearly a dozen meters. She can hopefully stay just ahead of him, and it'll be tested by the three shots she fires off in quick succession: two towards the body, but the last one by jerking her gun up at the last second for a headshot.

Attack Log:
Bodyshot (7% x 2)
Headshot (10%)

Prism's Combat Log:
Aura: 100%
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Re: Birds of a Feather [CLOSED]
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2018, 11:12:14 PM »
Rook listened intently as the professor listed off the rules for the fight, positioning his shields so that they covered as much of his body as possible. He didn't have any other options but to get in close, though he doubted she'd make that easy for him.

Sure enough, as soon as the match started, she was off. Her wings blurred, moving too fast for the eye to see. It was almost hypnotic, which became a problem when she raised her rifle to fire, coming in around his left side. He didn't have time to wait for the sound of gunshots, so instead he raised his left arm, ducking his head behind it. The first shot came in low, hitting his abdomen, but the second and third hit the shield harmlessly. Glancing down, he checked his aura readout.

"93%... Gotta make her get in close." He said, mostly to himself. Rook peered out from behind his shield, readying himself to absorb more gunfire. The only chance he had at winning this was to make her come to him.
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Re: Birds of a Feather [CLOSED]
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2018, 12:16:52 AM »
"Good defense!" Prism yells, offering her opponent a lopsided smile. Still, this doesn't halt her rapid movements - she keeps moving fast, firing off one more shot - before another idea crosses her mind, and you can see it dawn in her eyes. It's a risky move, but she needs the practice using that in actual combat.

Speeding up once again with another especially-harsh downward sweep of her wings, there's the sound of a weapon transforming - within the space of the dash, Prism's rifle has been replaced by a large glaive that she carries with the same confidence. She spins it once, twice to gain momentum- before suddenly turning to face Rook as she momentarily slowed, bringing the blade up into the air in a sweep aimed at nothing in particular, where it shimmered bright white for a second-

And a white crescent slides off the blade, aimed directly at Rook.

Attack Log:
Bodyshot (7%)
Aura-Enhanced Sweeping Crescent (8%)

Prism's Combat Stats:
Aura: 100%

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Re: Birds of a Feather [CLOSED]
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2018, 08:13:37 AM »
"Thanks!" Rook smiled, his face mostly hidden behind the shield. Before he had a chance to give some kind of witty remark, another shot hit the shield, the black metal absorbing the impact. She moved fast. That was an issue.

And then she changed tactics, taking Rook off guard. He separated his shields slightly, trying to get a better view of her as she rushed towards him. He saw her weapon change form, the weight of the rifle shifting downwards into a long blade. As she spun it around, Rook smiled to himself. He kept one shield up, trying to ready himself for something unexpected, but shifted his other gauntlet so that his hand would have better maneuverability.

'She knows I'll just keep blocking shots, and that she needs to get in close. She'll take the opening to hit me with the blade, and I'll grab her weapon before it can hit me. Once I have it, she won't be able to-' Rook thought to himself, planning his course of action, but it was brought to a sudden halt when a large white crescent started moving towards him. His eyes widened, the attack coming seemingly out of nowhere. Instead of using the opening in his defense for a melee attack, the crescent of energy struck Rook with full force.

Rook was blown to the ground, tumbling in a motion he had practiced many times. Within less than a moment, he was low to the ground, both shields in front of him. A quick glance to his aura readout let him know that the attack wasn't going to end the fight any time soon, but he still needed to be more careful.

Rook's Combat Stats:
Aura: 85%
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Re: Birds of a Feather [CLOSED]
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2018, 12:14:54 AM »
He's playing the defensive again, holding still and buckling down against her attacks. Those shields are effective at doing their job, but they can't block everything - and Prism's determined to prove that. He'll need to move against her eventually.

Keeping her wings extended in case she needed to bolt from a sudden lunge, Prism rotates on one foot, the staff of her blade perpendicular to body. A shot fires off, coming from the end of the staff, and she uses the recoil to complete the spin, bringing the blade around to launch off another blindingly-white crescent, horizontal to Rook this time. This technique is repeated three times, Prism practically spinning like a ballerina with each rotation, balanced by her wings - sending a barrage of bullets and aura-enhanced attacks at Rook in an attempt to overwhelm his defense.

Attack Log:
Aura-Enhanced Sweeping Crescents (5% x 3)
Bodyshots (7% x 3)

Prism's Combat Stats:
Aura: 100%
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Re: Birds of a Feather [CLOSED]
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2018, 10:45:01 AM »
Rook kneeled close to the ground, minimizing the area his body took up so that his shields could protect him as much as possible. He was reminded of an old paradox: What happens when an unstoppable force meets and immovable object? Now, she was far from unstoppable, and he was far from immovable, but the point remained. He didn't have much in terms of offensive capability against her, but she hadn't shown many defensive capabilities herself. If he could get close enough to land some hits in, it could turn the tide of the fight.

Rook waited for the impact of the first bullet, holding steady as the blast of energy quickly followed. After that, he stood up, still holding his shields in front of him. It wasn't a perfect defense, but helped significantly. The second bullet hit his shield, and he started taking steps forward, slowly but surely moving towards her. The fact that he was standing up made him more vulnerable, and the second energy blast was only partially absorbed by the shields, the lower half of the crescent hitting his abdomen. It hurt, but Rook kept moving.

The third bullet almost it past his shields, barely being diverted by the edge of his gauntlet, but Rook knew that his only chance was advancing while she was distracted by her attacks. The spinning certainly helped her fire off attacks with efficiency, but it couldn't have done her any favors when it came to keeping track of him.

Rook decided to take a calculated risk, and opened up his defense for the third energy wave, taking the blow so that he could get a shot at her. He pushed himself forward, off the ground, taking the crescent of energy directly against his chest. Despite taking damage, he reached out, trying to grab her. Whether it was a limb, her weapon, or anything else, once he had a grip, he had a chance.

Rook's Combat Status:
Aura: 75%
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Re: Birds of a Feather [CLOSED]
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2018, 05:53:21 PM »
She's out of bullets.

As Prism finishes the final spin, she needs to reach up to eject the magazine from inside the blade of the weapon, hand flying to her ammo belt to pull off another one. The fact that Rook took the final hit, when Prism was counting on him on defending himself, gives him the opening he needs. Prism still managed to react quickly with a strong gust of wind, pulling her up into the air as it catches her wings and they begin to flap to become an iridescent blur - but her reaction is slow, and if he reacts quickly enough, he'd be able to grab her ankle before she gets out of range.

...though he may need to deal with a sniper rifle at point-blank range soon, based on the sound of Prism's weapon transforming.

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Aura: 100%

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Re: Birds of a Feather [CLOSED]
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2018, 09:31:18 AM »
Rook's eyes moved fast, trying to reach anything he could. He dove, hand extended, and watched as she reached down to her belt to reload. With his current aura level, he still had a chance to win this thing. He had been trying to keep track of her, figuring out what direction she could dodge in, but he didn't expect her to go straight up into the air. The wind felt cool against his face, and her weapon quickly lifted out of reach.

Time seemed to slow to a crawl as Rook's mind raced. Her body moved up, and all of a sudden her feet were in reach. Rook reached out, and wrapped his hand around her ankle, pulling down with all the strength he could muster. He landed on his knees, and quickly touched his free hand to the ground. His aura became visible, the dark blue energy seeming to solidify as Rook activated his semblance. With his grip on her ankle now locked in place, there would be no way for her to fly away. Unfortunately, that also meant there was no way for him to dodge whatever she did next.

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Aura: 75%
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Re: Birds of a Feather [CLOSED]
« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2018, 12:34:42 PM »
Prism hates being small sometimes. It means you get tossed around, easily picked up - in the worst cases, even tossed around by her own semblance, when she isn't able to control it. That's exactly what lets Rook manage to drag her back to earth, planting himself on the ground with his hand gripping around her ankle. She yanks her leg, her wings strain and another harsh updraft kicks in to try to carry her upwards, but nothing happens - with that blue aura around him, she's literally locked in place.

...Fuck, so that's his semblance. "...jesus, you're practically my direct counter."

She needs to get free.

Thankfully, Hawk's Eye has been reloaded by now, and it's very hard to miss two point-blank headshots.

Attack Log:
Headshot (10% x 2, as many as you want can land)

Prism's Combat Stats:
Aura: 100%

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Re: Birds of a Feather [CLOSED]
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2018, 11:21:52 PM »
Rook couldn't speak, his aura holding even his lips in place, but internally he smiles at her comment. He wasn't certain exactly what her semblance was, but now he knew for sure that it was to do with mobility. So long as he didn't let her out of his arm's reach, he stood a chance, and there wouldn't be any nasty surprises from her innate ability.

Despite finally getting a grip, he knew that there was a very high chance that some high damage was coming his way. The only way to stop her from using it to make him let go was to take them with his lock still in place, and that meant taking them at their full force.

*BOOM*

The first shot hit him in the head, and despite not moving from the impact, he could certainly feel it. There was barely enough time to think before-

*BOOM*

The second shot hit in the same place. His ears were ringing, and he knew he couldn't stay in that position forever. His aura would fail long before she ran out of ammunition.

After giving a brief moment of thought to plan his actions, he suddenly released his lock, the solid aura field shattering. He tightened his grip on her ankle and pulled down, hard. If all went to plan, he would take her off guard, and she would hit the ground, giving him the opportunity to finally land some hits of his own.

Attack Log:
Slamming the ground (5%)

Rook's Combat Status:
Aura: 55%
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Re: Birds of a Feather [CLOSED]
« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2018, 03:54:20 PM »
The fact that two point-blank headshots didn't make him let go vaguely impressed Prism somewhere in the back of her mind. Unfortunately for her those are the only thoughts she'll have time for - right as Rook pulls her down to earth, slamming her directly against the ground. She audibly wheezes as the breath is knocked out of her and she takes damage for the first time the entire round. Spending a stunned moment staring at the sky before she snaps back into action.

Her clip's empty, but she's still got her weapon. Hawk's Eye transforms for it's second time that match as she folds her wings under her, using them to push up into a sitting position while her hands are free - driving the shimmering-white blade of the glaive down across Rook's neck in a chance to get him to spring back to avoid it.

Attack Log:
Aura-Enhanced Strike (6%)

Prism's Combat Stats:
Aura: 95%
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