wrnpcs: ([town guy])
[personal profile] wrnpcs
[The day is a bit cloudy, and wind on the water is around eighteen knots. The harbor is bustling with townspeople and visitors. Temporary stalls have been set up selling mostly food and drink or merchandise for the three Raha Cup yacht teams.

[You might need to shove a few people to get right on the waterfront, but the view of the boats in the harbor is well worth it. Once the race begins and the boats are clear of the harbor, remote control boats are available for rental; the race is expected to take two hours.

[At the nearby Balamb Hotel, there is a large TV screen set up outdoors with seating available. Hotel staff are running an outdoor bar for the occasion.

[Throughout the area and within a couple of blocks of both the waterfront and the hotel, a combination of SeeD, Cadets, and uniformed Balamb militia and police are posted as security, in response to threats received by the town council. Normally this event only has police security, so the townspeople seem to resent the need for this increased show of force rather than the fact that they're around at all.]

(OOC: Free-for-all! Feel free to make your own threads as well as using the location threads. NPCs may hit your characters up. You may have your SeeD/Cadet character hired as security if you choose; they will be in uniform, and will be on for half hour shifts so they have time to enjoy the event as well.)
espio: (relax)
[personal profile] espio
[There were some times when you had to say "screw this, I'm going out." And then there were times when you had to add "and you're coming with me" to that statement.

Which was why Espio had pushed aside all the things he had to do or wanted to do, and gone to find Tobias. It didn't really feel like they'd been spending enough time together - although, Espio had to admit, that wasn't actually the case, and he was just used to having Tobias as his roommate and therefore always around.

Maybe the space between them was a good thing, though. He kind of liked getting to surprise Toby.

Which was why he was rapping on his dormitory door at 9pm, with a tiny gift tucked into his hand.
]

You coming out?
corruptedsouls: ('Cause now)
[personal profile] corruptedsouls
[That he was back in Garden was almost more than Tobias could have hoped. It had taken him some time to actually get his brain to accept that, yes, this was real, he was here. The note was the same, the same uniform, the same everything...

Or at least, he had hoped at least the important things were the same.

Tobias is tearing through every part of Garden he can get to, looking a mix of frantic and searching. Because he's focused more on whatever it is that he's trying to find, he's crashing into people and even walls or doors occasionally, almost like there's just something taking up so much of his mind he doesn't have space left to actually be aware of where he's going.

The occasional smacks into a door have actually made his face hurt a bit, so his frenzied running is occasionally mixed with pauses to try to rub the stringing out.

And through it all, either on his heels, his head, or shoulder, is the usual yellow electric mouse chilling on his shoulder, occasionally expressing her displeasure.]
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[personal profile] espio
[Espio doesn't feel like going to the dance. It's not like he's skipping out on Valentines' whatever or anything, he did the whole "date" thing yesterday, and he's never been a fan of the dances.

That, and he's feeling a little bit... unsettled, right now.

Clearly, lying on his back in his new dorm room and staring at the ceiling is the answer. Clearly.

He really should at least tell Toby that he didn't want to go. He frowned - he hoped he wouldn't be too disappointed.
]

[BBS]

Feb. 12th, 2013 07:11 am
corruptedsouls: ('Cause now)
[personal profile] corruptedsouls
[Tobias has had to mull over his thoughts for the assembly for a little while. It's just... been confusing him, not being able to get a straight thought about it that made sense to him. So, as he usually has when he's been confused, he's going to the BBS.]

I understand not wanting to be a part of this school sometimes. But why would anyone not want to be a part of Garden itself? Or be friends with us?

And why would they need to attack anyone? Can't they get everyone to "acknowledge them diplomatically" in a way that no one gets hurt?
wrnpcs: ([nida])
[personal profile] wrnpcs
[0900 hours. Whether the weekend was spent in anticipation, terror, dread, or fury, the time has come. The Ragnarok docked at the observation deck on the second floor, ramp extended to admit those brave few who dared to volunteer on the first day, as well as the SeeDs and Instructors charged with keeping them from death, and the recovery and medicine specialists to restore them to health.]

[For the next three weeks, life would be rough for Garden's inhabitants.]

[[OOC: Use this thread or make your own for parties and fights on the Island Closest to Heaven! If you'd like a mod to NPC some monsters for you, please put your request on the OOC planning post or PM the mod account. When your party needs a rescue from a senior SeeD, that request can go on the OOC post as well!]]

[[Game on!]]
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[personal profile] corruptedsouls
[There's been a lot of talk about this new mission and stuff around everywhere, and Tobias has seen some... well, radically different opinions of what the Commander's said. He had a while to think about it, himself, and thanks to Marco's help, he's come to a decision.]

I'm not very strong or smart -- I can't tell people how to fight so everyone works together or things like that.

But I'm really good with my GFs and I can use magic okay! Especially recovery magic. I don't really like the new mission, but I know that we need to do it.

I got hurt really bad before I came here and because of that I can keep going after I get hurt if I need to. So even if it's really mean and bad, the Commander said we had to do it so she knows we need it. At least, that's what I think.

So... if anyone wants to be on a team with me and Thumbelina, I'll do my best to help you! I promise!

- Tobias
espio: (defensive)
[personal profile] espio
I'll keep this short and sweet.

Today I wrote up a notice of resignation. I've yet to submit it - I will stay through the break to support our cadets, but when we return, I will no longer be part of SeeD, and will be leaving Balamb Garden.

It's been a good couple of years, but I'm officially done.

ESPIO

[ooc: NO this is not a drop notice, or an impending drop notice! This is an "Espio is pissed off" notice. And no. I have no idea how this is going to work out =| ]
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[personal profile] commanderzabala
[At 0800, the intercom chimes to life.]



Good morning, Balamb Garden. Congratulations to finishing another quarter of classes.

As of yesterday, Balamb Garden has docked as far northeast on the Esthar continent as possible. For those of you unfamiliar with our geography, we have come to the closest point to the Island Closest to Heaven as possible. I am afraid we will be having a working break, this quarter.

Over the course of the break, the Ragnarok will ferry cadets and SeeDs to the Island. Once there, you will find yourself in conflict with the local monsters. You will find these monsters to be almost completely unbeatable; the purpose of this break is to teach you teamwork, perseverance, and tactics in the face of an overwhelmingly powerful opponent.

I will not deceive you: it is also to teach you about pain management and the protection GFs give you against an otherwise mortal wound. You will not come to any permanent harm as a result of these encounters; I, and any other SeeDs who possess the ability to defeat these monsters, will ensure that any person dropped to an unconscious state receives paramagical care immediately. This will merely be incredibly unpleasant in the short-term, as most learning experiences are.

Traveling to the Island Closest to Heaven is mandatory for all SeeDs and all cadets capable of Junctioning a GF. You must travel to the Island at least one out of every three days of the break. That is an order.

To provide some recompense for this misery, all SeeDs who do not possess either an instant-kill attack or an otherworldly power that would essentially guarantee the defeat of these monsters will receive one rank increase for challenging these monsters. Should you succeed in defeating one with at least one team member surviving, all members of the team will receive a three rank increase for their effort.

All cadets who participate in this will receive a 10 point bonus on their SeeD exam. Should any team of cadets defeat a monster with one team member surviving, without the use of otherwordly powers to guarantee victory... we will think of an adequate reward. I promise you it will be worth your effort.

Any SeeDs who have the aforementioned capability to defeat these monsters with comparative ease, please report to my office for assignments.

We will begin at 0800 sharp next Monday. Make what preparations you feel are necessary. I, the SeeDs, and the Instructors will be available for any help or assistance you feel you need.

That is all. Good luck.

[The intercom clicks off, as the Commander returns to her paperwork, awaiting the arrival of the SeeDs.]

[BBS]

Dec. 2nd, 2012 01:36 pm
corruptedsouls: ([JM] Hush child)
[personal profile] corruptedsouls
[Tobias has mostly been keeping to himself, his studies, and his family lately. With everything that's happened, he's really just wanted to introvert for a bit -- at least as much as he can with the people he cares about. But all this time, a question has been nagging at him. Bothering him. He's certainly not the naive child he was before, but some things he simply can't seem to understand.

Which is why he's turned to Garden for help.]


What makes a bad person "bad?" Is it when they hurt someone? Or destroy something? Or is just thinking about doing that enough to be bad?

And... why do bad people do those bad things?


[And yet, amidst this, there's something else on his mind.]

[PM to Marco]

Hey Dad? Why don't you and Mom have an egg?

[Action]

Oct. 2nd, 2012 01:31 pm
corruptedsouls: (Default)
[personal profile] corruptedsouls
[Tobias has been feeling a little creative lately. How? Well... he filled his side of his dorm with pictures of his family -- Grell, Espio, Marco, and even some of Whitebeard, after getting the description from Marco again -- and now he's working on the people around Garden.

If you walk through the Quad, you might feel the teen's eyes on you as you walk past. Anyone who comes into view is being drawn in the sketchbook he has, a quick little pencil drawing that none the less is enough for him to remember them by. Of course, he only knows a few people around here, so most of the drawings go unlabeled.

He's immensely absorbed in this, paying attention to little else but the paper and his current subject.]
espio: (srs lizard)
[personal profile] espio
[Backdated to the day after the dance.]

Someone wrecked my room while I was out last night, and one of my favourite things got stolen. It's a soft toy that looks like a green snake with horns - it doesn't look like much, but it was a gift from someone important.

I'm pretty sure it's been hidden somewhere, but I can't find it anywhere. If you find it, please bring it back.

ESPIO

[PM to Marco]

Could you check Grell hasn't got my snake? I know it was her. Nobody else would have covered my room in my fake blood recipe.

[BBS]

Sep. 4th, 2012 08:54 pm
royalflower: By <user name="crownofguilt"> (Serious)
[personal profile] royalflower
[It had taken some time, but after enough tinkering and watching others, Rin has finally figured out how this technology works. Which is a step in the right direction, right?]

Ugh. How do you people stand this place? It is just absolutely disgusting inside out, no one seems to take any kind of manners about this place and no one seems to believe you if you tell them you deserve some form of respect. I was AM still a princess, the next in line to become ruler of the Yellow Country and yet no one around here believes a word of it! I do not appreciate being talked down to as if I am some kind of child who has not a clue as to how the world works, I have studied and I have seen things that many have not seem. I am a capable ruler and am a capable member of the royal family, I do not appreciate being treated in any different manner!

And this... this gallivanting about the place is absolutely ridiculous and uncalled for, if one is here to learn, then they should do everything in their ability to get out of here as soon as possible with all the information necessary. Instead people are leeching off the system like common beggars and making the rest of us seem just as bad. Disgusting. Absolutely and undeniably disgusting.
wrnpcs: ([cafeteria npcs])
[personal profile] wrnpcs
[Balamb Garden has taken off around the Balamb coastline! The seaside and clear night sky can be seen through the windows and from the balconies. The halls 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 happily decorated ballroom 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 Homecoming Dance is now beginning. Your attendance is requested at [2F] Ballroom.

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

The ball and its festivities tonight are being sponsored very generously by the Garden Festival Committee.

[After the announcement, the intercom falls silent. The faint sound of music can be heard from the second floor of the building.

[Within the ballroom, there is a stationary stand for punch and food, as well as roaming caterers offering drinks (grape juice) and canapes.]


Voting is now closed. There is a thread here for announcing and crowning the winners; on-lookers are free to react in the thread.

Attendance is entirely optional, so with most of the faculty at the dance, characters are free to roam the rest of the school! However, as Balamb Garden is flying around the Balamb coastline, they will not be able to leave (unless you can fly or really like heights and don't mind injuries...), and any characters left behind will be stranded for a few hours.
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!
  • [Action]

    Aug. 27th, 2012 09:45 pm
    fierybluebird: (you found me)
    [personal profile] fierybluebird
    [Option A:]

    [It's Sunday night when Marco finally returns from the mission against pirates. He feels pretty good, it's always nice to be back out at sea doing something familiar that was absent for so long. Still he has a feeling his family that couldn't come might have had some massive explosions. They're all like Ace with a bottle of booze and some fireworks. It'd be nice just to make sure they're all in one piece. He will of course, be glad to see anyone however and probably give hugs to random CR. Affectionate tired-happy pirate get.]


    [Option B:]

    [Throughout the next week Marco has both made posters asking to vote for him for Homecoming King, and then doodled all over them. Feel free to catch him in the act, or to just find random posters of Marco with a top-hat, mustache, and monocle plastered all over them. MUCH MUCH later in the week, he'll also make chocolate cupcakes with blue frosting and sprinkles and hand them out with a little Whitebeard flag decoration stuck in. It's not a bribe. Obviously he just felt like it. Obviously.]

    Action

    Aug. 24th, 2012 11:19 pm
    silentscales: (peaking around the corner)
    [personal profile] silentscales
    [Snake had just arrived and was left staring at the papers in his hands and the strange device. He blinked in confusion, and then in panic as he realizes that the snake that had been hiding behind his ear, Dan, was missing. He was glad to find Emily and Oscar still with him, however. He takes a breath, looking around in silence at the strange surroundings.

    He started wandering around, not really sure what he was doing. He goes through the lobby and then the quad, looking a little out of place with his butler outfit. Oscar wrapped himself around Snake's upper arm and over his shoulder, while Emily draped over his other shoulder. He kept the letter in his hand as he walked around, hoping to overhear something that might shed some light on what was going on.]

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