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Incongruous architecture and reports of suspicious noise around ruins recently unearthed on a Trabia farm have led the local town council to suspect off-world involvement. SeeD has been hired to provide a thorough safety assessment of the site, with an eye for potential future development.
[The town council, who hired SeeD for this mission, have supplied a check list for Namur and Maria to refer to, things like monsters, structural integrity, and other hazards. Amid whining about the overnight appearance of these ruins "DEVASTATING!!" his potato crop and some sideeying of Namur, the farmer with sudden ancient ruins on his farm has shown them to the entrance, handed them flashlights, and gone back to his work.

[The entrance is actually a small cave, half-sunken into the ground; Trabian excavators have dug up enough of the earth around it to get inside. It's dark and dusty inside, but well away from the entrance, one can start to make out what may have once been a city (note: visual guide for architectural style and atmosphere only, not layout) in the stone, about ten metres down: Crumbling walls of a blue stone not found in Trabia, ornate stone doors in the most solid-looking wall with a sign carved nearby, worn pavement in that same blue stone, the ends of clay pipes sticking out of the ground, large boulders dotted around the area.

[There happens to be a ladder down to this level, though one that's seen better days.]
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[personal profile] gunbladegrrl
I am hoooooooooome!

We've been to Dollet once before, but I bet a lot of you weren't here for that! I'm busy for a bit, but after the SeeD exam, anyone who wants a tour of Dollet is welcome to ask! I'll even show you some places that might be on your exams next quarter, depending on what you take!

-Maria Cyphert


Aug. 30th, 2013 06:48 pm
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[personal profile] thatched
Well since we're breaking away to begin with, why not go all the way and just become pirates? Floating the seven seas, waving our battle flag from the massive white dome. Pillage and plunder and the occasional panty raid. What do you think? Shall we put it to the vote?
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[Maria hadn't done quite as well during the Tears Point mission as she might have liked. Aside from grossly underestimating the volume of monsters in a Lunar Cry, and getting turned into a dragon -- both of those completely understandable problems -- she hadn't turned in the combat performance she expected of herself. After some thinking and reflection, she'd concluded that a year of classes meant she'd neglected basic physical training for skill acquisition.]

[Time to change that.]

[So early mornings find her jogging around the outside of Garden, working up a sweat. Later mornings are her time for strength and endurance training, meaning she can be found lifting weights in volumes that would be weird anywhere but here in Garden. And afternoons are agility training, in the only real way she can think of -- going into the Training Center without weapons, and coming out with as few injuries as possible.]

[Care to talk to her at any point during this?]
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[Balamb Garden surged forward through the black predawn hours, racing across the Great Plain of Esthar. 22 years ago, mobile Gardens had no access to the continent, but in the course of the decades and the increased goodwill between Balamb and Esthar, a large portion of the rocky cliffs had been demolished and graded, making an access ramp for the academies.]

[The night was completely black. The moon was new, and thus not out, and clouds covered the sky from horizon to horizon. In the distance, though, a sickly white-yellow light illuminated the low-hanging cloud cover.]

[The Time Compression distortion above Tears Point lanced into the sky past the clouds, a mighty finger of warped light that stood literal miles high. At its base, Tears Point faded in and out of view like a mirage.]

[The Ragnarok and the Chaotix docked with Balamb as the academy shuddered to a halt just outside of the projected worst-case scenario blast. Already loaded with supplies and ready for transport, the two airships held motionless just long enough for the combatants to board before lifting off, as the first rays of dawn ran across their hulls.

[Visible to the south, on the opposite side, three other airships raced to Tears Point: two literal sailing ships with propellers in place of sails, and one mighty large enough to engulf the other two a dozen times over. They landed in formation, and the army of Sol Invictus -- not just foot soldiers, but mighty vehicles and weapons of war -- emerged from its depths to form lines.]

[Not intentionally, but simply as a matter of the ebb and flow of the tides of war, Balamb Garden and Sol Invictus struck at the same time.]

[At first it was to no avail: the machinery of Tears Point, meant to repel the Lunatic Pandora, had been resurrected and repurposed; the mighty field they formed served as a mighty wall, repelling all efforts to breach it. But as Lunatic Pandora had ultimately overwhelmed it, so too did the field seem vulnerable to the massed might of its foes. From the SeeDs, blows, spells, and an abundance of rockets smashed into the field, weakening it with each impact, while on the other side Sol Invictus unleashed an astonishing fusillade of technological and magical might of their own. The generators whined and hummed in furious protests, their engines straining to counteract the onslaught. A couple of ranks in, the first machine to fail popped in brilliant flare of light, electricity arcing across its neighbors and smoldering metal shotgunning outwards.]

[As if signaled, a wave of monsters -- almost literally, the way they surged outwards between the protective devices -- passed through the one-way field effortlessly, smashing into the assembled lines. Though numerous, they were comparatively week; the might of Sol Invictus, and the training and discipline of the SeeDs and cadets, met their attack and repelled it with minimal loss. The monsters, however, seemed endless. Time Compression continued to surge and write, depositing wave after wave of foes to harry and harass those who opposed the Time Compression Mage's ultimate goal, and though those monsters could not dispatch his enemies, they accomplished their purpose nonetheless.]

[The great Time Compression Distortion abruptly shuddered, then without warning, disgorged a massive shape all at once, more like that great form had always been there than as if it had in some sense emerged from the distortion. Three miles tall, one and half wide; a gargantuan metal structure than shone as if with veins of light, almost obscuring the symbol of Esthar on its side.]

[Lunatic Pandora.]

[At once, the field machines short-circuit in a pyrotechnical display that would have been awe-inspiring if not for the appearance of the Lunatic Pandora itself. The sudden shift of tidal forces was gut-wrenching, enough to drive weaker people to their knees from vertigo and nausea. In the sky above, the new moon burned a brilliant red, a long finger stretching from its surface towards the earth.]

[The field is down, but the monsters continue to surge forwards. Somewhere inside, the Time Compression Mage harnesses the massive tidal forces generated by the Crystal Pillar for his own ends. An army with a common goal fights on the opposite side of the pillar, but is the enemy of your enemy your friend?]

[The Lunar cry has begun.]

[OOC: Post to the threads below, or start your own if you have a scene you wish to do. There is no tagging order; respond as you see fit. Mod tags may come at any time. You may also NPC monsters or encounters yourselves if you desire. If you are specifically requesting a mod tag, please put some indication in the subject line of your comment. The OOC planning post is here!]
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Offworlder people, I have a question for you: do any of you have any ideas as to how we could destroy monsters in midair? I can't think of any technological resource we have here that could blast any meaningful number of enemies out of the air mid-Cry, but maybe one of you has an idea? Magic, or something we can jury-rig?

-Maria Cyphert
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Attn.: All

Upgrades, items, new equipment, repairs and maintainence available to all Garden cadets, staff and SeeD at discounted prices.

Gunblade Specialization with over 20 years experience, if we don't have it we'll find it at no additional cost.

Custom work available, contact via Private Message or in person for orders.

Permanent location within Balamb Garden to be determined, temporary location in Quad.

St. James Arms
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[personal profile] laughafterme
[The air is full of excitement (at least according to Pinkie) as the beloved MC for the date auction takes the stage. Dressed in a queen of hearts costume (with full red bodysuit beneath), Pinkie hops onto the stage with the brightest smile she has in her arsenal.]

WELCOME TO THE EIGHTH ANNUAL… uh… SECOND ANNUAL… No, that's not right either…

[Just how many were there?! Pinkie does some math in the air before batting away at the imaginary numbers.]


All proceeds from the auction will to towards making a fun space filled to the brim with FUN! Doesn't that sound…FUN?! [Is that silence?] Yeah, I'd rather the money go to orphans, too! But we can work on that later, right?! [She looks to the GFC. Well, it's more like a 'WE-HAD-BETTER-OR-ELSE!!' kinda stare. Pinkie looks back to the audience with her brightest smile again.]

So let's get this show on the road! [Pinkie gives a sly look to the audience.] The road to love~!

(ooc: please wait until all threads are completed before commenting! Look to this space for the signal! GO AT IT! And please remember to add your character tags to the entry!)
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[What is wrong with this picture? A lot, really. Zak usually isn't this obvious, as he's wandering around the hallways. Nor is he usually smiling--skulking about with a frown on his mug is a lot more common.

Maybe he got hit on the head or something.

In any case, he's dressed in a green shirt and jeans (in good repair!), and he has a haversack over one shoulder. Flowers are peeking out of said sack, and considering he's in the dorms and placing a flower or two at every door, it's likely everyone will get one. Feel free to challenge him as to what the heck he's doing, though!

Though there are two actual bouquets in that sack, too. Those are going out separately: both Maria and Mikuru are getting knocks on their door. Callin' you out, ladies!]
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[personal profile] wrnpcs
[For some people around Balamb Garden, it's an ordinary day. Others may notice a difference in those people, be it in personality or appearance or the memories they claim have happened, but there are still classes and clubs and missions to get on with despite these odd changes in people.

[One of these things is not like the others...]

Mod note, to reiterate:
  • From December 10th through December 24th, characters may be replaced with AU versions of themselves. This can be any level of AU -- a small change to a world-shattering one.
  • AU characters retain their game memories and CR to the best of the ability of their AU to accommodate it. If you want to sit down with your fellow players and dissect just how your CR would have changed, that's fine! (Here is a place to do so.) But applying the MST3K Mantra is also perfectly acceptable too.
  • Your characters do not have to be affected at the event start, nor do they need to be affected for the entire duration of the event. This way, your regular characters can interact with AUs, your AU can interact with regular characters, and your AUs can interact with AUs.
  • You may use more than one AU per character if you wish.
  • Characters will have their full memory from the AU experience at the end of the event. If their AU ends before the event ends, they can remember it or not as you choose up until the event ends.
  • The event is not mandatory. You don't have to AU your character if you don't wish to.

    If you have any more questions, feel free to ask on the OOC post or through the mod channels ([personal profile] wrmods or [plurk.com profile] witchesreign).
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    [personal profile] gunbladegrrl
    [She usually did this sort of thing in her room, but... well, at this point, isn't she the only person left in Garden who uses gunblades? She has a proud legacy to uphold, a duty and an honor.]

    [So today, the polyspecialist SeeD has camped out in the quad, with her weapons case open next to her. One of her gunblades still sits in it, as picture-perfect as anyone could ask; the other is lying in front of her in pieces, as she carefully examines and cleans each part of the revolver mechanism. She may be concentrating on her work, but not to the exclusion of the world around her -- there's something open about her, that encourages questions.]
    plotdeviceturk: (suiting up)
    [personal profile] plotdeviceturk
    [Tseng can be found in his classrooms all week, shuffling through files before lessons start with a possibly cold cup of coffee holding sentinal on the desk.

    His name is written neatly on the board with the pronunciation underneath. Experience had long since stopped him from hoping anyone would pronounce it right from just the written english.]

    OOC: have a catch all intro for the guy, anyone's welcome to bother him as they see fit. There are a bunch of empty hours in his week for people not in his lessons.


    Oct. 26th, 2012 08:29 pm
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    [personal profile] fisheyes
    [You know what's a good reason for signing up for the Photography classes? Because you find the subject enjoyable.

    You know what's not a good reason for it? Free access to cameras so you can take pictures of all the attractive women around Garden. That's what you might spot this idiot doing outside of classes; rather than helping out anywhere, he's lounging around various parts of the grounds, eating candy and unashamedly snapping photos of any good-looking women who pass by.

    (If you're particularly sharp-eyed, you might also spot him casually taking pictures of strategic locations and exit routes, but that's just a coincidence of where the hot girls are. Right?)]
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    [The stopover at Fishermans Horizon takes maybe two minutes, total.]

    [One moment, the Garden is slowing to a halt -- the next moment, the dock latches hiss into their closed position, the ramp into town is secured against the second-floor exit, and the SeeDs are being gestured out the door and into action. In the same moments, in a flurry of action, a hatch deploys on the side of the floating citadel and a transport boat steams out to position itself at the ladder just next to the Garden's dock. The Ragnarok swoops gracefully through the air to land in the center of the city, while down in the train station, traffic has come to a brief halt while an engine waits at full steam, quivering with anxiety.]

    [No sooner do the teams touch ground than each receives a small package, easily tucking into a medium belt pouch or pocket. No words are wasted; the SeeDs receive only a cursory nod from the waiting townsfolk before they hurry back into work. The hatch shuts, the latches disengage, and Balamb drifts away, picking up speed as it does.]
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    [personal profile] wrnpcs
    [Night has fallen on Balamb Garden; the halls of Garden are mostly deserted besides the stray student walking about, and even the usual faculty members are missing from their posts around the school. There's a certain festive energy through the air, the source coming from the Ballroom cheerily decorated located on the second floor.

    At exactly 2100, as soon as the dinner rush ends, the Garden chime sounds and the intercom clicks on. The Headmaster speaks to the Garden.]

    The Graduation Ball is now beginning. Your attendance is requested at [2F] Ballroom.

    I repeat, the Graduation Ball is now beginning. Your attendance is requested at [2F] Ballroom. The dance will run until 2400. Students leaving the ball after curfew are to return to their dorms immediately.

    Also, Garden will be disembarking from Lake Obel at 1000 hours tomorrow for our return to Balamb continent, so please remain on campus tomorrow morning. The new quarter will start on Monday. I hope you've enjoyed your break!

    [After the announcement, the intercom falls silent. The faint sound of upbeat orchestrations can be heard from the second floor of the building. In the second floor ballroom, the Headmaster, Garden faculty, and even some of the instructors are present, so troublemakers are free to roam until 2400. Caterers roam, offering drinks and refreshments to the party goers; a stationary stand for punch and food is also offered.]

    (Mod note: You may participate in the dance in comments to this post, or opt to make your own new post or log.

    The dance is not mandatory (though it is strongly recommended that newly graduated SeeDs attend), so students that choose not to attend won't be punished.

    Newly graduated SeeDs are required to wear their uniforms. Otherwise, the occasion is black tie. All inhabitants of Garden are welcome to the festivities.

    Should players have any questions left unanswered, feel free to ping the mods via PM.)
    wrnpcs: ([library npc])
    [personal profile] wrnpcs
    [Under the radar just a tiny bit this time had been the announcement of who the SeeDs to assist in the exam were to be. After the announcement SeeDs Lina Inverse and Espio had been given their mission briefing. The candidates for the exam, on the other hand, would only be briefed on the day, and had two days to prepare.

    [Finally, the day to prove that they too could be the pride of Balamb Garden was here.]

    ((OOC: A bit late and I apologize. This post will have several subthreads; the first three are open right now. If your character is involved, please make sure to track this post so that you will be alerted to responses and any new threads.))
    curiouseyes: (concerned)
    [personal profile] curiouseyes
    [There is an orange-skinned woman with green eyes and curly red hair on the screen sitting outside one of the buildings, studying it for a moment before she speaks. She's not quite her normal perky self]

    I still don't understand how I ended up here. I have things that I have to do at home. I need to apologize...

    [She's silent a moment]

    I guess that if I can't leave, there are worse places I could be. It at least doesn't sound like a bad place. My name is Koriand'r, but please, call me Kory.

    Also, and I apologize if I say this wrong, but it looks like I am staying with someone named "Te-re-zi Py-rope"?
    isnottheworst: (happy)
    [personal profile] isnottheworst
    [the screen turns on, and it reveals a young woman with reddish-pink colored hair, who has a small, plant-like creature floating beside her]

    Um, hello. I guess I should introduce myself... my name is Fujieda Yoshino, and in case it wasn't obvious, I'm new here.

    And I'm Lalamon! It's a pleasure to meet you all!

    [Yoshino blinks, and smiles fondly at her friend before continuing]

    I never asked to be here, but I guess I should make the most of it. Once the new term starts, I'm going to be taking classes here, and I guess Lalamon will be here will be doing them with me...

    Nothing's going to stop us!

    [sigh] Lalamon... [ahem] Anyway. Um. Yeah, I guess that covers it. Oh, yeah! Erm, to someone named Ahri... Lalamon and I are your new roommates. I hope we can get along with one another...

    ((OOC: It goes without saying, but italics represent words spoken by Yoshino's partner, Lalamon.))


    Sep. 5th, 2012 12:51 pm
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    [personal profile] eventohell
    You'll find Riza in the Quad today, staring more like glaring at this silver rectangular object that was opened up on her lap. To her, it looked somewhat like a typewriter from her time. Pushing the 'Power Button', as they called it, she turned the laptop on, watching the screen light up.

    One way or another, she was going to figure out this BBS system before the next Quarter started. At least the secretary in the Headmaster's office was kind enough to show her how to log in. All she had to do now was post her first BBS message, not that she knew how...

    She supposed, like everything else around Balamb Gardens, she would have to learn eventually. If anyone feels like stopping for a visit, go ahead. Maybe you can show her how to operate this.... thing.
    wrnpcs: ([cafeteria npcs])
    [personal profile] wrnpcs
    [The quad's all set up for the date auction! A handsome-looking blonde guy - one of the native cadets on the GFC - is center stage with the list and a mic, auctionees (and Headmaster Cid, sipping on a drink supervising) ready behind him. (Alas, Pinkie is out campaigning or something, and Mikuru is doing some last minute work elsewhere and doesn't like the stage anyway.)

    [He flashes a smile.]
    Gooooood afternoon, ladies and gentlemen and everyone else! I'm Russell Drake from the Garden Festival Committee, and I'd like to welcome you all to the GFC's second charity date auction! Once again all proceeds will be going towards the Centra orphanage, so please be generous with your bids! Bids start at 1 gil and we do not take rain checks or IOUs!

    We have a fantastic bunch of volunteers for your dating pleasure today, so without further ado, let's get started!

  • Each person has their own thread. Please put your bids in the subject lines so people can see them! Threads collapse after fifty comments, so using the subject lines will make the bids easier to see.
  • Bids close and winners will be posted on Friday before the carnival post goes up. IC-ly, the winners will be announced Wednesday afternoon.
  • If you missed signups, PM [personal profile] wrmods and we'll squeeze them in as an IC "saw the auction on the day, hopped onstage and harassed the GFC to auction them off" auction. Just characters who would willingly sign up at this point, please!
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