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Big Game Hunting [Closed]
« on: August 13, 2018, 12:53:42 AM »
The outdoor testing range at Beacon's weapons workshop was a place that told stories. From the faded pastel remains of various dust explosions and cracked asphalt, to the far concrete wall where several well-abused paper targets valiantly hung as a triumph against the wide variety of bullet marks marring their surfaces, one could tell it was well-used by students of all years. And this morning was no exception, as exhibited by quiet swears of Jima Purpora as she stood, hunched over what looked like a slab of iron with a motor attached, resting on several car jacks and half of a workbench.

The woman had been working on her most recent project for awhile now. After the Vytal Tournament and some recent sparring matches against other students, she'd been left feeling underpowered, and underleveled. Two things she knew she wasn't. The concept of not living up to her full potential was infuriating, so she'd decided it was about time for an upgrade in firepower, literally - and thus, the plans for her new chainsword were born. It'd taken some... interesting petitioning of the companies that provided her funding, alongside drafting plans for an entirely-new way of capturing Grimm, in order to get the money to build the weapon. It'd honestly been about time to replace her weapons though, too - the frequency of capture with the Grab n' Go were too low to warrant constant reuse, and after serving by her side for 4 years at Signal and then another 3 at Beacon, Jima had been reaching the edge of her capabilities with Goliath.

So thus, the plans for Requiem Alpha and Beta, alongside the compact capture discs, were created. The CCD's had been easy to draft, fast to assemble, and more importantly, much cheaper than the Grab n' Go - something Jima's correspondents were very happy to hear. Requiem had taken a bit longer to assemble, given the need to custom order parts to assemble in Beacon's weapons workshop. But weeks of late nights assembling and experimenting had finally paid off with the creation of the massive broadsword and it's custom-built dust powered engine.

So as Jima screwed back on the cover to the motor and flipped the switch on the base of the pommel, there's a muted roar as the motor comes to life. The blade of the weapon quickly gains a white glow before it lifts up off the workbench it was resting on, hovering nearly two feet over it's surface. Jima takes a step back, a massive grin on her face as she observes the result of so much of all her hard work - and lets out an incredibly unprofessional squeal of joy.

Now all that's left is a proper field test.
Prism Skylark - Beacon First Year, Winged Sharpshooter and Leader of Team CASA (Casanova) #ffffff

Chantou Rou - Beacon First Year, Insect-Eyed Rebel of Team LGGR (Lager) #ff82a4

Albrecht Clodwal - Beacon First Year, White Knight Nice-Guy of Team CNRS (Cinerous) #00a4a4

Azre and Erza Sundown- Shade First Years, Fallen Stars of Team RASB (Raspberry) #fe2d00, #feab00

Jima Purpora - Beacon Third Year, Grimm-Obsessed Scholar of Team PLSM (Plasma) #6e3aa8


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Re: Big Game Hunting [Closed]
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2018, 01:16:01 AM »
Routine maintenance and testing was a major part of weapons upkeep, and The Good News was no exception to that rule.  Sure, it hasn't seen much use, but in Smokey's defense, there haven't been many good targets for it.   Still, it's best to make sure the gun is in good condition when the time comes to use it.  After all, having a truckload of extremely volatile dust explode in his face isn't exactly Smokey's idea of a good time.

So every week or so, Smokey heads to the testing range to run standard maintenance.  He doesn't actually fire it, of course, but there are other ways to make sure it fires accurately and properly.  Smokey goes about cleaning the gun, making sure the action's clear and all the moving parts move and the non-moving parts don't, checking the sights to make sure nothing's obstructed, and even using Beacon's state-of-the-art equipment to "test-fire" the gun without actually loading it. 

Despite his rough-and-tumble fighting methods, The Good News is found to be in fantastic condition.  Shrinking it back down to it's boxy carrying form, Smokey steps out of the warehouse and starts on his way back toward the locker room.  To be honest, he really wants to field test it, but unless an opportunity literally falls from the sky, it's likely not going to happen anytime soo--

"Oof!"  Smokey wasn't paying to where he was going, and walked right into someone.  He really needs to be more careful, keep his head in the game.  "Uh, sorry 'bout that, wasn't watchin--wait, aren't you...?"  Smokey stopped his apology midway when he recognized a familiar face.  One he had tried to pound into the ground not too long ago, in fact.  Jima Purpora, the woman who "assisted" him in wrecking Beacon's weight room a few months back, had been admiring what could only be described as a floating hunk of metal.

"Uhh, new toy?" he asks, pointing toward the aforementioned hoverboard.
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Aurelia Lumen Beacon 3rd year and the Warhorse of Team (TBD)  "Lay down your weapons, lest you wish to taste my steel!"


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Re: Big Game Hunting [Closed]
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2018, 08:14:14 AM »
Quiet and rhythmic footsteps echoed through the Academy's corridors as Kisha, humming softly to herself, made her way to Beacon's testing range. After she lost to Prism, she decided to become more diverse with her weapon and combat system. In other words, she ventured on new types of dust and modified some of her arrows with those. With the quiver on her back and Cocoa in its holster, she was ready to try out the new arrows. But before that happened, she saw two people outside the weapon workshop. While she couldn't remember ever meeting the older one, she did recall one time she saw, and also talked to the younger, and smaller one of the two. There was only one thing she couldnít remember about him. His name.

She didn't think much about it and just said the first thing that came to mind.
"Hey, Mister Grumpy, you still remember me?" She called out waving, before walking up to them.

"Thatís your girlfriend?" She asked with a laugh and then turned to the girl "Hi, I think we havenít met before. I'm Kihsa. Kisha Miles" .
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Re: Big Game Hunting [Closed]
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2018, 10:07:54 AM »
"Oh what the bloody hell." A voice is heard from the doorway as a tall and quite heavily built student enters the room noisily. "The one time I need to bash a few target heads in and there's a blooming lot occupying the place." In his right hand is what can best be described as a gigantic slab of metal welded to a shield, managing to match Jima's Requiem in length at first glance. Striding across the room the boy heads straight for the group, previous plans seemingly forgotten.

"Y'all mind if you vacate the premises in favour of someone actually usin-" he starts before his eyes fall upon the newly-built sword-dash-hoverboard and a grin springs to his face. "Well I'll be damned. A hoverboard. A working fucking hoverboard doubling as a sword." Only then does he seem to register the crowd he's standing among. "Any of ya mind telling me who this beaut belongs to?" the boy says, suddenly showing immense curiosity in the new gadget.
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