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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.
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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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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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Tina Allan - First Year Member, Team ATLA - Twin Sharpshooter

Tieren Augus - First Year Student - Raging Berserker

Kei Tsz Fung - Fourth Year Member, Team SARK - Silent Duelist

Lunae Terenas - Second Year Student - Unlimited Explosions

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Re: Big Game Hunting [Closed]
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2018, 06:55:55 AM »
Diana had been in the workshop for about an hour this morning. Mainly going over maintenance on Eclipse, not that it needed it as she was in here a few times a week double and triple checking each part. Still she disassembled it, cleaned it, and applied a thin layer of oil to all the moving parts, she hadn't actually dueled since last time so the blade was in no need of sharpening meaning she finished a bit early. Enjoying the zen of just working on things she took out a scope design she had been working on and continued developing it rather than head back to the dorm.

A few of the students that had been there when she came in had already left though there were two that didn't seem to be in too much of a hurry. Diana recognized the man as Smokey a fellow first year, though they hadn't spoken directly. The woman, however, was a complete unknown. Diana kept shooting glances over trying to figure out what she was working on but couldn't. As the morning waned a few students had come and gone, and as more joined there seemed to be a group forming around the unknown woman. Not able to keep her curiosity in check Diana packed up her weapon, put the scope in her satchel and headed over to the group.

Following a bit behind Tieren she was close enough to hear him call it a Hoverboard, which she could confirm for herself moments later. Having seen who had been working on it Diana addressed her directly "That's incredible, really well done" she said with her typical warm smile.

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sorry for the delay, had to leave town for a bit on short notice so got super busy out of nowhere, hopefully, shouldn't happen again.
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Re: Big Game Hunting [Closed]
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2018, 11:37:43 AM »
Jima so enraptured in her new weapon that she barely notices someone running headfirst into her back, only twisting when she hears a familiar voice. Turning her head to glance over her shoulder confirms her suspicions, giving a grin to the short newcomer. "Smokey, long time no see! Yeah, this is-"

She barely gets the first sentence out before someone else approaches the two standing in the middle of the courtyard. Her nickname for Smokey makes Jima snort, and her characteristic snort just grows into a mischievous smirk as she asks if the two of them are dating. "Jima Purpora. And excuse you, it's fiance, not girlfriend. We're going to wed this summer, it'll finally end the blood feud that's been happening between our families for centuries. Isn't that right, dear?" She clearly jokes, glancing to Smokey.

Regardless of whether or not Smokey runs with the joke, two more curious students approach, both complimenting her handiwork. That earns both of them a blinding grin flashed in their direction, and Jima crosses her arms as she gazes proudly at her creation. "This beauty here wad designed and built by yours truly, thank you very much! Her name's Requiem, though right now she's technically in her Alpha configuration. Fully capable hoverboard with the classic three-crystal motor, only amped up in scale and size. She's capable of limited flight, high-powered dust effects, aaand," She steps forwards, yanking a drawstring on the side of the motor on the hilt. The sword immediately roars to life with one pull, before settling into a heavy purr as the blade of the sword opens up, a chain locking into place as it begins to rotate. "Inbuilt chainsaw!

"I only really got her up and working, and I'm about to take her out for a field test." She explains, affectionately patting the motor. "I know this good Grimm spot a bit of a ways into the Emerald Forest and was gonna take her there - if you're all interested in seeing her work and feel like killing some large Grimm, feel free to tag along."
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Chantou Rou - Beacon First Year, Insect-Eyed Rebel of Team LGGR (Lager) #ff82a4

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

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Re: Big Game Hunting [Closed]
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2018, 03:28:50 PM »
As Kisha walks up and greets him, Smokey's countenance adopts a bit of mild annoyance at the nickname.  However, when he goes to correct her, the words stop in their tracks as Kisha makes her very bold assumption, leaving him kind of gaping like a fish out of water.  It's only when Jima makes her joke that his voice finally returns to him.

"*Ahem.*  Her family started it," he says, going along with Jima's imagination.  "Also, my name is Smokey.  Please, call me Smokey."  He has enough bad nicknames that he doesn't need to add any more to the list. 

As two more students approach, Smokey starts to feel the itch to leave.  Between Jima's bizarre personality and outlook, Kisha's..."outgoing" personality, and the loudmouth newcomer who seems to be the exact type of person to try and pick a fight, Smokey's patience might not last very long.  So, Smokey starts to subtely slip away.  He stops, though, when Jima mentions the idea of field-testing.

"...How large we talkin'?" Smokey asks, almost daring to hope.  The itch to leave is slowly becoming an itchy trigger finger.
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Re: Big Game Hunting [Closed]
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2018, 01:09:26 AM »
Kisha couldnít help but laugh amused at Jima's answer. And when Smokey got in, it was just funnier. Oh yeah, Smokey. That was his name.
"Oki doki loki, Smokes... Smokey. Got it." So, whatcha doing here?
There was no time to ask the last part, as two students had already joined the group, both of which said something about Jima's newest built weapon

It wasnít like she didn't notice the weapon, she just didnít pay that much attention to it, but now that everyone was starting to talk about it, she also looked at the sword-hoverboard hybrid. And when Jima showed them the chainsaw function, her eyes widened in excitement. She wanted one.

She clapped her hands excitedly as Jima announced to try out the weapon in the forest, and she even invited her.
"Dude, I'm definitely coming with you! No ifs and buts, you can't get rid of me now"
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Re: Big Game Hunting [Closed]
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2018, 10:52:15 AM »
"Damn, now I feel rude for just barging in when you've just laid out such an enticin' deal. First impressions aside, I hope y'all don't have too many grumbles about me tagging along." The muscled boy adds. before slapping his hand to his face. "Probably past the stage of mentioning I don't have many manners, but better late than never. Name's Tieren Augus, Beacon first year. In case you couldn't figure it out." he grins, slapping the weapon on his right arm and stepping back a step. The weapon's blade unfolds to reveal the entire length of the steelwork, scarred and worn but undeniably razor-sharp. "Beats whackin' at fake heads every day. Where we goin'?"
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Setsuna Antiqua - First Year Leader, Team ASTC - Steadfast Shield

Tina Allan - First Year Member, Team ATLA - Twin Sharpshooter

Tieren Augus - First Year Student - Raging Berserker

Kei Tsz Fung - Fourth Year Member, Team SARK - Silent Duelist

Lunae Terenas - Second Year Student - Unlimited Explosions

Graham Dylandy - First Year Member, Team LLGD - Technological Samurai

Jocelyn Antiqua - First Year Member, Team CASA - Combat Medic

Yu Nanhai - First Year Student - Lone Survivor

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Rachel Jonquil -First Year Student - Spirit Summoner

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