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*A* NAT COME BACKKKKKKKkkkkk we need you

 

well at least I need Jahan's response and stuff- I wanna post as Aoi!! But then again I gotta do Gear first // (ΘεΘ;

and also please don't take it to PM either I didn't mean that I don't want you guys to fight at all because I don't like it when people disagree it makes me sad kthxbye

 

Wow a lot of people are... active at the moment... what did you do, T&T thread? You're attracting everyone

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*A* NAT COME BACKKKKKKKkkkkk we need you

We actually kind of need LL or DP tbh X3

 

But yes, Natasha, if you can hear us, give us a signal. We need that, too. ;~;

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Lol laugh.gif

 

LL is still busy!

(not entirely sure with what but she is, I see her online sometimes (not on here))

 

LN will be traveling today and tomorrow but I'll let her know that things have kicked off again when she gets here Friday.

 

Hopefully in like a week (when ALL school is out) everyone will be a bit less stressed/busy!

 

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P.S.: Silver, I really don't want to start yet another spat because I love the people here and the discussion that we're having is really helpful because of how much it's making me think about my character, but the Chinese engineer Su Song built continuous power-transmitting chain drives somewhere in the eleventh century, though he used them to power a massive armillary sphere instead of a chainsaw. Again, I must stress that I'm not trying to be rude or mean-spirited here; these are just counter-arguments to the things you said. I'm an ornery little shrew at the best of times, which today... kinda hasn't been. Still, that's no reason to take out my frustrations on people who care about making my character a good addition to the game and are genuinely trying to help me develop her in a way that'll make her fun to RP with, and I'm sorry if I was a cow to you and your peers.

It's totally fine, I understand that these arguments can blow out of proportion and I didn't really want to jump onto the bandwagon, but try to smooth things over. ^^; Sorry if it seemed like I was trying to pick a fight. The thing about the Chinese guy, though, that's pretty interesting. I'm not really that knowledgeable in those kinds of areas, sooo I'll just take your word for it. *snod*

 

Honestly, I really am glad that you're here and want to play, and I want us all to have fun. ^w^ All is forgiven on my end, though, and I can't wait to see how your character turns out.

 

@Lach and Gist: You guys know we could just have Rak bug her into coming back, right? Rak? Is LN busy or something? Could you be a darling and reel her back for us?

 

Yes, thank you Rak. ^^ Be the end of the week I think most of us will be back. biggrin.gif

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LN will be traveling today and tomorrow but I'll let her know that things have kicked off again when she gets here Friday.

Oh yeah, you're her brother, aren't you? If I recall correctly...

Hopefully in like a week (when ALL school is out) everyone will be a bit less stressed/busy!

 

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B-but... I still have school for another month /cries alone in corner

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B-but... I still have school for another month /cries alone in corner

Awwww, poor Lach. *glomps and huggles* I'm finished at the beginning of June, but I'll still have some Algebra 2 to finish. ^^;

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Hooray for pointless email!

 

Don't worry, Lach, I have summer school~ :')

 

((stupid calculus muttermuttermutter))

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Sorry Lach sad.gif I shouldn't generalize.

 

and yes I'm her older brother.

 

o.0 Summer school, I remember that. I didn't do calculus though... I think I just took sociology or something like that. Calc will be difficult, will be praying for ya gist! Calc 1 or 2? (or 3 or 4 but I assume 1) (unless your school doesn't number them).

 

@ the RP

 

So... for those of you in the light alliance, now that Isa knows that Noe is pregnant, anyone want to start taking bets as to how long it takes for all of Sola to hear about it? TeeHee.

 

Also, (because I've lost track of people), who besides Kai, Noe, Isa, Aketsu, are in the city of sola itself (or right outside it), that were in the original party from the first RP (because Kai is going to want to tell everyone and would probably know in game if they were around or not, I simply haven't kept track).

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Calc 1.

 

Ehhh, Tractus isn't into gossip.

 

Tractus, Blaise, and Luna are all going to the outskirts of Sola, but are all within the city at this moment.

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bwahahaha I'm done with school altogether...high school and college grad; well for now anyway until i decide if I want to go back to college any time soon...or a year or so xd.png

 

Ash is on her way to Sola from Natura but she doesn't know Kai and company yet so she probably won't be a good person to bring into gossipy things but she'll probably be dragged into it sooner or later whether she wants to be or not.

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I graduated from the University of Kent last year... I feel old... twenty-four-year-olds shouldn't feel old, damn it...

 

Also, sorry for biting everyone's head off earlier. Had kind of a rough day today, but that's a reason, not an excuse. My conduct will improve.

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@ the RP

 

Also, (because I've lost track of people), who besides Kai, Noe, Isa, Aketsu, are in the city of sola itself (or right outside it), that were in the original party from the first RP (because Kai is going to want to tell everyone and would probably know in game if they were around or not, I simply haven't kept track).

Isis, dear. Also Yuaki, Tractus, and Luna. Those are the ones I can remember. ^^; Don't know if there are more, I'm on my phone atm.

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Don't forget Blaise, Silver! He's still with Tractus and Luna.

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@ CCC: I'm 24 years old as well; cool biggrin.gif

 

Sky's with Marc at their mountain cabin home but they're on the shadow side so ignore them; Ash, like i said earlier, is on her way to Sola but i only have two chars so that's it for me.

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Don't forget Blaise, Silver! He's still with Tractus and Luna.

Blaise isn't a part of the original group though. O.o I thought he was asking for them specifically.

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@Everyone - Alright.... enough!

 

What's said has been said, and what has said has been disappointing on the side of the incoming party. The people here that have been here longer than you have more weight than I do.

 

We do not stand language here and when we do? The only time we do is in the RP and only during certain situations.

 

I will say that Rak and Gist hold the heavyweight title on all applications as does LN. the mediators tend to be Silver, Blue and Lach.

 

DP and I may be the OP's but with this RP it's more of a community than it is OP verses RP'ers. You get in bad with them, you get in bad with me.

 

Honestly? I stopped reading after the first page. The demeaning tone was more than enought to make me re-consider letting you into the RP. Here? We handle each other with respect no matter a rough day or not. Instead of taking it out on one another, we talk it out over PM or post here with an apology and a warning. NOT after the fact.

 

If you cannot play nice in the OOC, then you won't RP in the official thread.

 

I'm sorry CCC, I just won't stand for it. Since I have final word, you won't be allowed to join the RP just yet. As you said, your conduct will improve. I'm looking forward to it. Since there was such huge conflict over the chainsaw, remove it from your application.

 

If things do not improve, I will ask you to leave the OOC. There is a distinct three strikes your out rule here. You've used one. Proceed at your own discretion.

 

~ LL

 

 

@ Everyone - Sorry, my boss is in the hospital meaning that me and one other part-timer picked up her hours along with the Associate Store Manager. That and my gparents are going to be coming in this month which means that the house has to be cleaned >.< lol! So yeah, kinda popped in and popped out! lol!

 

I will be trying to work on a post, but I kinda wanted to wait till LN was back because she holds Mythyr and Jahan.....aaaand Aketsu.

 

 

 

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Okay. Consider the character de-gimmicked. Anything else you'd like me to change while I'm at it?

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Nope. Everything else is fine. But please consider yourself on hiatus for the moment.

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@ L²: take your time happy.gif; we understand and rl comes first smile.gif.

 

@ everyone else: I'll be having company over on Saturday since it's my youngest younger brother's high school graduation and we're throwing him a party so I'll probably be unavailable the majority of the day.

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If I don't get distracted or called away, I'm hoping to be able to post on the weekend. ^^; Honestly, I don't know how I've survived for this long, it takes me at least a few days to write up something substantial.

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The temptation to post a certain song from Oliver is enormous...

 

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Username: colourcodedchaos

Name: Aife

Gender: Female

Age: 47

Looks: Aife is an imposing-looking woman, standing at six feet seven inches, with intelligent, verdigris-green eyes and black hair spotted (much to her private consternation) with flecks of silvery grey. Her face is hard and sharp, with high cheekbones and a slightly pronounced nose, and her skin is oddly pale and luminescent underneath her swirling, dark-blue tattoos. Not that people see them all that often; she's rarely seen out of her legendarily gigantic suit of armour and a thick tartan cloak. The consequence of wearing such a huge amount of metal, even with her Elementian powers, is that her physique is both muscular and slim, though she trains mostly for speed rather than power - there's only so much power you need when a single punch from your half-hundredweight gauntlet can smash through a living oak.

 

At her belt hang a selection of knives and tools, but these weapons are dwarfed by the sword upon her back. As much a bludgeon as a blade, this double-edged, hook-topped greatsword has a secret - at a thought from its mistress, the whole weapon buzzes with the power of her second element, crackling with stored lightning and ready to carve through the enemies of the Shadow Alliance. Her mark is on her left cheek, in the form of bauxite ore - representing her dual elements, as bauxite's metal (aluminium) can only be obtained via electrolysis.

 

This is what she looks like outside of her armour, though older and with more tattoos and black hair. My apologies, but I can't really find a suitable picture of her when she's actually wearing her armour. Which irks somewhat.

 

This, on the other hand, is a pretty decent picture of her sword, Greyfang. It's constructed via the same process as her armour - a long process involving potent magic and far too much expensively-created steel for an accountant's liking, and as such weighs approximately half a tonne. The weapon pictured is an African tribal blade called an ilwoon, and I would now like you to imagine it scaled up to five feet in length. And put in the hands of an eight-foot-tall armoured figure that wants to use it on you and everyone standing next to you, and could carve through you in a single swing. She's a bit scary-looking in battle, is what I'm saying here.

 

Personality: Aife is an aloof and cold sort, possessed of a sharp tongue when the situation warrants it and not given to humour. All she cares about, all she lives for, is the Shadow Alliance and her place as a master swordswoman in lifelong service to Queen Zillah. However, her devotion to the Queen also extends to those in Her Majesty's service; she will fight and die for a commoner armed with a rusty spear and a rotting barrel lid for a shield if they've pledged their service to the Alliance. And she's particularly good at fighting...

 

History: Aife Shannon, now known simply as Aife, was a little girl girl once. But she was not born to the cities of the Alliance; no lakeside palazzo in Metallum or high-rise apartment in Electra for her. No, she was born in a trapper's hut on the outskirts of Natura to dissenters against Queen Zillah, and for a time, life was happy. Then her powers came.

 

After the initial defeat of Zillah's forces, there were brutal reprisals against anyone and everyone connected to the Shadow Alliance, however tangentially. While community leaders might have appealed for calm, what they actually meant was "Oh, wouldn't it be terrible if someone where to take the big swords from that unlocked cupboard and ram them through the heart of some poor Metal Elementian who's never even seen a beastman or was born after the war... no, not that cupboard, the one over there, next to the mantlepiece." But while this was commonplace across the cities of the Light Alliance, for Aife it was just a background thing. The mobs came for people who weren't her, until they came for her.

 

You see, while Natura wasn't the most vulnerable city of the alliance (quite the reverse, in fact), it was the one that looked the most vulnerable to people who don't really know much about military strategy and the defences in place - which was pretty much every civilian in the city and definitely everyone in the tiny... suburb, for want of a better word (subherb?) in which Aife grew up. Think about it from a civilian, non-Elementian's point of view: a metal axe may cut down a tree, a fire may burn it, a lightning bolt may shatter it, and anyone who's been in an old forest will know what dangers may lurk in its shadows. To see a dual Elementian in their midst - and one whose domains were metal and lightning at that - was enough to set the citizens of Natura in a killing mood. Her father, her own father, threw stones at the girl, and the townspeople broke her in every way they could think of and cast her out. Aife Shannon cast off her family's name at that point and cursed it, for though she lived her legs would not move.

 

She was eight years old.

 

The girl took it as a sign that she was evil, and thus she played the part. Travelling merchants took her to the gleaming spires of Electra, where her powers were lauded and her useless legs mended anew, stronger and faster than before. In her convalescence, she was counselled by an elderly man from Metallum whose sister ran an academy for swordcraft and the arts of combat. Aife, who still screamed in the night at the crowd of faces and their sticks and stones, demanded to study there; that night, she made a vow to herself that she would never be defenceless again.

 

The Metallum Combat School for Ladies of Quality was the happiest place of her young life. Despite being at something of a disadvantage in terms of technique, her raw strength, charge speed, and sheer berserk fury made her a force to be reckoned with and rather popular with the other girls despite her comparatively lowly birth. Her Metal Elementian powers served her well, and by the time she was fifteen, she was taking lessons from the masters of Metallum. Her powers were, like her swordcraft, slow in being tempered, but once they were, she was a true warrior.

 

Clad in a suit of incredibly dense vanadium-steel armour made by Electra's master scientists as a personal favour to her tutor in Elementian warfare, the master Barys Gigiaru, Aife became an acknowledged master of the element of metal at the comparatively tender age of twenty-four. Her lightning powers, however, required more specialist tuition. Thus, it was with a heavy heart that she bade farewell to the city that had loved her where it felt no others would. However, in Electra's Elementian community, she found a person who did.

 

Her tutor's other student was the only woman she'd ever met taller than she was, her rangy limbs wrapped in courtly robes and her hair the very purest white. Her eyes glittered with promise and intelligence, and soon the two were courting in earnest. Theirs had been a love to relish... but not everything can last. While Aife was gifted, Aktis Cernunnensis was by far the superior user of the Lightning Element, and she was drafted into the army of Queen Zillah. Forgoing the rest of her training to be with the love of her life, Aife devoted herself to the service of the Queen of the Shadow Elementians, fighting alongside her lover until the two were forced apart by the vagaries of army bureaucracy.

 

Aife had been planning to rejoin Aktis' unit for a while, and she'd picked out the perfect date to surprise her. Gifts from her old school (in the form of a massive experimental broadsword for her and a gilded, topaz-studded staff for her lover) were prepared, her armour was packed away, and she set out for Aife's army. It took her a month to get there, but all she found was her Queen surveying the scene of a battlefield and the crow-picked bodies of the dead.

 

Aife was accorded leave, but she did not take it. Instead, after burying Aktis' staff (she couldn't think of it as anything else) beside her and shipping the experimental chain-driven sword off for future generations of MCS girls to puzzle over, she pleaded with the Queen to be allowed vengeance against the Light Alliance's aggression. Her fifteen years of constant service and high rank led Zillah to grant her request, but she needed time to prepare it. Zillah nodded and decreed that Aife be known as the Iron Wolf, her mighty armour a symbol of the Shadow Alliance's indomitable spirit in the face of Solan barbarism. Now, she throws herself into battle against impossible odds, her sword Greyfang carving through ten knights with every swing as bullets, arrows and blades simply bounce off the gravity-forged armour. Now, the war she fights for the Queen whose people gave her life love and care has a personal, painful edge.

 

And should she die, she will have served her Queen, and she will see her love again.

 

Element: Metal:-

Basic: N/A - she can't actually shape metal. Which is a bit weird, but there you are.

Advanced: Metal Pull: While she can't shape metal, she can pull it - useful for catching fleeing enemies and pulling them back into the range of Greyfang. The effective range for her is two hundred yards.

Tertiary: Metal Lift: This is her main power and the strongest one she possesses; Greyfang weighs half a tonne, and in total her armour weighs in the region of four. She uses this to her advantage, smashing aside enemy formations and batting aside those who would stand in her way.

Journeyman: Metal Sense: Her armour acts like a second skin, and through that skin she can feel textures and temperatures, even able to distinguish who touches the back of her armour by the patterns of whorls on their palms.

SPECIALIZATION: Metal Reflect: She is a bulwark against other Elementians, their direct damage impeded. Light Elementians in particular struggle as she turns the weapons of her hated enemies against them.

 

Electric:-

Basic: Static Body: Since her powers are centred on herself, it comes as no surprise that she is able to infuse her body (and, by extension, the huge amount of metal surrounding it) with static electricity of sufficient voltage to stun, burn, or even maim. It also wreathes Greyfang's blade in electrical energy, because a half-ton fan-bladed greatsword just wasn't intimidating enough.

Advanced: Seal Wounds: It's fairly pointless to shred enemies further when Greyfang's fanned tip can bite through a fortress' gate. Thus, her lightning developed in such a way that she could heal what wounds she did take with her powers and keep fighting.

Tertiary: Conduit: A variation of the storm-sensing abilities common to Lightning Elementians, this one allows her serve as a kind of range-extender for lightning bolts, redirecting them to targets she can see that the original casters might not. It isn't something she uses very much any more, because she developed it with Aktis while they were in the same unit, just before she got transferred to her last ever unit. So, using that power, well... yeah.

 

Other: She isn't a tactician; rather, she knows that her place is to be used by them as a terror weapon. However, she also knows that they think her invincible, which isn't the case. She's very vulnerable to being slowed by ice or having her armour melted by fire, and she's equally wary of being sunk and drowned in her own, precious armour by a particularly off Water Elementian working in concert with a Plant Elementian. In addition, she has heard that some Plant Elementians have sided with Zillah; despite this, she refuses to work with them and will continue to loathe them utterly. Her life's goal is to hack down the forest-city where she was born and put all its hateful, barbarian inhabitants to the sword. Only then, she thinks, will the nightmares stop.

 

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Adjusted to remove and subtly satirise a certain point of contention.

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I think I'll post as Celeste. There's been enough dilly-dally.

 

EDIT: Ai posteth. Sorry it isn't my usual amount of words~ xd.png

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It's good, gist!!

 

I was looking around on the internet and I found a picture that looks a lot like how I imagined Aero: http://i2.pixiv.net/img12/img/psm021/35833015_m.jpg

 

And also I won't be able to post until monday- I'm going to a convention for the weekend /super excited

 

EDIT: or maybe I can whip up a Gear post right now

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@CCC please remove the rant as well. It is not needed in the official application therefore it needs to be removed.

 

@Everyone - Going to try to post. Been busy again >.<

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Oh Lovey, do you want to wait until I'm done with my Gear post so you can post as Zillah?

 

She will most likely be graced with his presence at the end of my post.

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