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@Krash
That's insane. If it's detrimental to your health, then you're definitely right in closing that chapter of your life.

@Lionhearted
Please, join us if you want to. What @Aeolian said in the other thread about this game is spot on.


DAY 1 《》 STEELWATER [Forest] 《》 Late Morning 《》 @Aeolian@Exit@DeadDrop

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The thing had to be close to death by now. Despite its obvious injuries and affected movement, the monster was determined to continue the struggle to the bitter end. Did it even have a conception of preserving its own life? Perhaps these things truly were completely mindless. At least it had a sense for detecting threats against itself. Robert’s presence and lavish entrance provoked the thing to a vile screech and following hostility. Its mouth gaped and showed its bizarre assortment of fangs and other incomprehensible things. A violent stream of grotesquely colored water spewed forth towards Robert’s frame. The amount of it was too much to have ever fit inside the thing, so it had to be some kind of magic—but was it based on spirits? Did spirits possess these things as well? Emilia could not even begin to imagine an answer. She was just a WarDiv grunt, so she know little to nothing about these kinds of things.

However, how the Stiggies used magic was not what truly had Emilia’s attention. On her way down from the jump, she noticed movement and lights a bit further into the forest area. There were people there that were not part of the S.W.A.R.G. team and it was doubtful that it was anyone from the World Eaters battalion. They were either civilians trying to escape the city, another team that the UDF had not informed about, or a hostile force about to flank the position. If the latter was true, then this was the perfect opportunity to do it. Emilia had to make an executive decision. McMahon had not designated a proper leader for the team, but had rather suggested it to be Emilia by way of implied punishment for insubordination—the ‘punishment’ being the position of trying to lead a team of leaders.

"Keep at it. I saw some movement to our west. I’ll be right back." Emilia said over the communication channel.

Hopefully, someone took note of her call out even if they were in the middle of a fight and distracted by all sorts of things. Emilia drove her blade through a couple of the tree husks and insects on her way towards the general area where she had seen the lights and what she presumed were people—it could just as well have been more of the creatures or some other monster they had not seen yet. An effortless jump to cover the last bit of distance made her arrival after the airy explosion appear uncanny. Emilia sheathed her sword and shouldered her rifle again before making contact with what she thought to be humans. From her experience, people were generally more afraid of a firearm than a melee weapon. So, even if her weapon was dryer than a desert and craving for bullets, it would certainly do its job to instill fear nonetheless. Emilia’s approach was from behind the tree that the strangers seemed to occupy.

The first impression was the tip of the spear as Emilia rounded the tree. The scene was no stranger than any other scene in a war such as this, yet unique in its own way. Emilia instantly noticed the BlackRock logo on the chest rig of a female soldier. This was not the first time that she had dealt with mercenaries, special operation groups, and other such things based on the big corporations. They were not always hostile, but they were not necessarily helpful either. The other person there seemed to either tend to or mourn the dead on the ground. Emilia did catch a glimpse of the crossbow, so the assumption was that this other individual was a combatant as well, probably UDF of some capacity. Emilia kept her eyes on the BlackRock operator, though.

“You guys got here fast. Do you mind putting that weapon away or is this going to be one of those ugly encounters you hear the grunts complain about all the time?” Emilia said while keeping her gun pointed at Christina—still dry of bullets.


Summary
The chain of events here are a bit off from @Exit's post. But, this is the easiest way that I could have Emilia notice Peter and Christina. Besides that, the big bad attacks Robert with the "torrent" water attack.
@Krash
Being a sub is much worse than being a regular teacher. Even the first couple of days as the new teacher are better than being a sub, so I totally understand your position. There are plenty of shitty things about that profession, but being a sub is truly down there in the gutter of shitty things.
Nobody is evil. We have this nice layout for posts that @Exit was nice enough to allow us to use, so I think we should use it. I realize that the 'summary', the cards/icons, and all that adds a lot of clutter, but I think we're doing fine so far.

So, we need a couple of additional hits on this Boss/Big Bad and we're good. I believe @Rockette@Archangel89@Salsa Verde are the closest to it, including myself and @DeadDrop, but I'm not going to double-combat-post. I'll pick up on Peter & Christina in my next post, instead.

At some point after all this, I'll do a push-everyone-together kind of post and move us forward into the city. The idea is that they'll find an old, underground facility that seems to have been a collaboration between the Intelligence & Navigation divisions.

@Krash
Do you work as a teacher? Substitute?
@DeadDrop
Use this code or I'll kick you out of the RP, god damn it.



Man, I might have to field another character myself if this keeps going.

@Sadies
No problem. Take some time to settle in and see if this forum will be something to invest time in—enjoy!
@Exit
Thank you! I found this AI art website some time ago: WOMBO. You write some text/words in, choose a style, add a supporting image if you want to, and then it spits out some unique art. If this didn't exist, then making the cards would be a pain in the ass, because browsing for art can take a long time.

This could probably work well with arena roleplays, sure. Haven't thought about that, as the original intent of my 'game system' was to just be a simple anti-godmodding thing, so I don't have to have conversations about that with people. The numbers behind the scenes that I take care of are extremely simple, and it can be as easy or complicated as you want it to be.
@Sadies
Hello, who are you? This game is not a free for all. You have to apply and get approval before posting characters.
@Aeolian
Oh, @Exit is the master mind of all these layouts here. At least I asked for permission before stealing it all, heh.

@Exit
Super. I've got nothing to comment on. Where do you want Falden to be specifically within Astaria? I'll edit the world map with it included. Put your sheet in the character tab when you're ready.

Here's your ic-post banner:


@Salsa Verde
Do you really want to say this in a thread run by a language teacher? Mommy will definitely lose her shit ;)

@Aeolian
I made a character banner for Peter. It's in there in the character tab.

Also, I went ahead and structured the code for your post so that we're using the same layout. Seeing as you've got two characters, this code will be a perfect template for you, and everyone else for that matter! If it's just the one character in a post, it can get a bit repetitive with the image, but the damn "quote" line is always off if you don't include the picture. I guess it could be adjusted somehow, but I'm not that smart when it comes to code.

So, here's your post in full. Check the 'raw' button to get it. The summary is at the bottom of it all. Maybe a few words there for us dummies around here with short memory? That would be splendid, love.

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