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  • [3e IC] The New All-Star Squadron - Episode 3: Into the Woods

    Episode 1: Induction Day
    You stand outside the gates of the prestigious Carson Academy for Higher Learning. Next to the gate, there is a plaque that reads “Per Ardua Surgo. Ad Altiora Tendo.” Even from a first glance, you can tell that this a school for superhumans; some pupils arrive by flight, while others just barely skid to a halt after travelling at superspeed, and you even see one girl step out a portal and stroll up to the gates as casually as someone would get off a bus. There are animal people, androids, aliens, and even some mystical creatures like elves and fairies among the students. It's almost surprising to see non-superhuman students (or at least, ones that appear to be normal) among the crowd.

    As you step through the gates and into the main campus, you are greeted by cheery (perhaps overly cheery, depending on your mood) school staff who hand you a map of the campus and inform you to head to the admin building for your room number and schedule. Other than that, they say, you are free to explore the school and meet your fellow students until 4:30 (about an hour from now), when everyone will gather in the auditorium to hear a speech from Ms Woodrow, the school's head teacher.

    Of course, at some point after that, you're expected to attend another meeting - a meeting with the All-Star Squadron. Just yesterday, you were contacted by a member of the Squadron and told that you will be brought in for a meeting after your induction day at Carson to meet your other teammates and the entire Squadron for the first time. You're not sure where this meeting is going to take place, but you were told to "expect a personal talk from the head teacher" beforehand. Until then, however, the only thing to do is act like this is a normal induction day and go about things normally.

    OOC: So yeah, for now you guys have basically free rein to RP with each other and the NPC students (who I'll introduce as you explore the school).

    Here's the map of Carson Academy:



    Just pretend that the yellow box says 'Carson Academy' and that those subbasement levels don't exist, because I'm too lazy to find another map.
    Last edited by PauloDeWalshio; 04-26-2018, 04:43 PM.

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    Re: The New All-Star Squadron - Episode 1: Induction Day

    破壊 "Hakai "
    HP: 1
    Status: Sleepy

    The past few weeks had been more or less a blur for her starting from the moment the monster attack until it just a few minutes ago. The conversation Buckaroo Bold held with her parents after the incident was much more disjointed and distant from the others due to the utterly massive headache she was experiencing. Whatever was said had led to a teary exchange between parent and child, the former having packed several suitcases for her while she slept, then being more or less shoved into the car waiting for them. At some point she was put on an airplane and found herself in the United States, which was maybe a week prior to now, with the woman watching over her trying to get across just what was going on.

    Now that she stood in front of the school's entrance her world had finally snapped into focus, and everything finally made sense. She was being placed in a school for other freaks like herself because someone looked at her attacking a giant monster and thought she might make a good superhero. It was a ridiculous thought, really, but everything had already been said and done. She even remembered signing something a couple times and giving them some a codename for herself. A name like Ravage certainly wasn't going to make people think she was out to hurt them, right? Ugh.

    She rubbed her eyes with a groan, still adjusting to the American timezone. It was starting to get better, but she'd much rather have been allowed to stay in bed for another week or so. Checking her phone informed her that she had at least seven more hours before she could finally get some more merciful sleep. She just needed to try and find a way to fill that timespan with something to do, which was much easier said then done. A nap sounded wonderful, but she was determined to force her body clock to adjust since it seemed evident she was going to be here for awhile. Years maybe.

    There were a lot of other kids coming in, but she didn't really feel to keen on going over to say hi to anyone in particular. She could probably try and get a head-start on her studies but her mental capacity for such tasks was at an all time low. Hopefully by the time school actually started she'd have to attend class she wouldn't be dead on her feet in some way or another.

    Realizing she'd just been standing in the same place for like five minutes, the recently turned fifteen year old girl lightly slapped some of the sleep out of her face and decided to get her feet moving and simply wander. Maybe she'd find something interesting by the time she collapsed from heat exhaustion or something.
    I'm obviously a doctor of literature.

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    • #3
      Re: The New All-Star Squadron - Episode 1: Induction Day

      Sparkle
      HP: 1; Conditions: None

      A Persian girl with dark brown hair and thick glasses stood in front of the school in clothes too frumpy to be natural and wearing two huge, hard-shelled suitcases like they were school backpacks. She scanned the various students and faculty, passively analyzing each one for strengths and weaknesses.

      3rd Princess Azar Nahid Shideh Parisa of the House of A Thousand Lights (or Darzi, if you wanted an Earthling surname) was ready to show the Earth institution of "high school" who was boss!

      But first she needed to attach herself to a native so as not to bumble through too many Earth customs......

      "Oh, hey, waifu!" Azar approached the sleepy-looking girl of......what was it? Eastasia? "Hello," she said, extending her hand awkwardly, "I am Azar Darzi, student from Iran. I am hoping you can help me around. My English is okay, but I do not understand Yewessian customs well." Her Persian accent is atrocious, even if you don't know what one sounds like.

      She probably wouldn't have needed to do this if she'd been paying attention the last week or so since being unceremoniously foisted onto the All-Stars. But if she were one to pay attention she wouldn't have been on Earth in the first place.
      Last edited by SilvercatMoonpaw; 10-11-2017, 10:23 AM.

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        Re: The New All-Star Squadron - Episode 1: Induction Day

        破壊 "Hakai "
        HP: 1
        Status: Sleepy, confused

        Masumi stared blankly at the seemingly Persian girl, of which even she didn't know to think of her as such. 'Waifu? What is this otaku saying? Is this some sort of prank show?' She thought, as her eyebrows slowly started to furrow together as she squinted at the strange girl before her. Iran sounded familiar. That was another country, right? So that might mean that this girl was also on foreign ground here.

        "Uh." She started intelligently, before only just now noticing that she was holding out a hand. "Oh! Uhm, haaaalo. I am from Kyoto, in Japan? My name is Masumi Kusatsu." Eash, her English was still pretty rough. She had a decent enough grade in it at school, but that only took you so far. This past week had done a lot to help give her some time adjusting and learning the language more in depth but it'd be some time before she could master it.

        After several seconds pass she realized she had to respond to the girl's outstretched hand with her own, and finally returned it with a very light and flimsy grip. Yet she still had that same perplexed look on her face.
        Last edited by Doctor Malsyn; 10-09-2017, 05:45 PM.
        I'm obviously a doctor of literature.

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        • #5
          Re: The New All-Star Squadron - Episode 1: Induction Day

          Maung

          A tan-skinned young man, carrying a backpack on his right shoulder and a red suitcase on his left arm arrived at the gate of Carson academy. He assesed the place, its huge buildings, its cheerful staff and its.."unique" students. He thought to himself, "Now this is where I belong. No more being the weird kid, no more having the girl I like running away in fear from me." As he grinned in excitement, he saw two girls he recognised. Masumi and the alien princess..what was her name..Lazarus? Azorius? He didn't get a chance to remember before the otherworldly royal noticed his presence.
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          • #6
            Re: The New All-Star Squadron - Episode 1: Induction Day

            Revenant
            Hero Points: 1 of 1. Luck Points: 2 of 2.
            Conditions: None.
            Variable Setting:
            Athleticism [Acrobatics 7 (+15), Athletics 7 (+15), Advantages: Improved Defense, Skill Mastery: Acrobatics, Skill Mastery: Athletics]

            Jane arrived early, stepped out of the airport shuttle, she was wearing a pair of linen drawstring cargo pants, some durable canvas lace up's with a thin padded sole. She surveyed the campus as she unzipped her hoodie, her over sized sunglasses concealed the look of awe on her face. The student body was ... eclectic, she'd spoken to the Wraith in regards to Carson Academy, and had decided to attend as Jane Doe, on her academic prowess alone. Her decision made, the Squadron had made it clear that despite her ... condition ... she would have certain academic standards that she needed to maintain. That was still of some concern to her, but it was a challenge and she was trying to live to expectation.

            She'd always been able to lose herself in the physicality of training, anaerobic, cardio, an strength training. This coupled with an intensive hand to hand training regime, allowed her to lose her sense of self, and just exist in the moment. Even now, she was drawn to the rear of the Academy grounds, where she saw the fencing surrounding the athletic field. Checking her watch she saw that she had an hour before the assembly at the Leonard Fox auditorium.

            Her personal belongings were stored in a single rugged canvas ruck sack, which she carried loosely over one shoulder. She hadn't accumulated a large collection of personal effects as of yet, due to her condition, she still struggled with the concept of self, and identity. Perhaps that played into why she was attending the school as Jane Doe, so she could explore her identity, discover it. Dr. Metzger had given her exercises to attempt, she was concerned with whether she enjoyed one thing or another, coffee or tea, and the idea of deviating from who she was before scared her. Metzger convinced her that she knew the answers to these questions, she just needed to allow herself to discover the answer. Try the tea, try the coffee, which did she enjoy, and that would be her answer.

            She practiced her social skills as she walked by the tan skinned young man, shooting him a demure smile. She nodded at the young Japanese woman, and her middle eastern friend. Nodded her thanks as she took the brochures from the student volunteers, tucked them into an outside pocket of her backpack and continued towards the athletic field. Dropping her pack on the bleacher's she began to jog around the perimeter of the athletic field, and then sprint. Breathe with the abdomen, inhale, 1-2, exhale, 1-2-3, inhale, 1-2, exhale, 1-2-3, after the 1st circuit she could feel the perspiration beading along her spine. She dropped her hoodie over her pack, revealing her bare shoulders to the early autumn sun.

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            • #7
              Re: The New All-Star Squadron - Episode 1: Induction Day

              Sparkle
              HP: 1; Conditions: None
              Originally posted by Doctor Malsyn View Post
              "Oh! Uhm, haaaalo. I am from Kyoto, in Japan? My name is Masumi Kusatsu." Eash, her English was still pretty rough. She had a decent enough grade in it at school, but that only took you so far. This past week had done a lot to help give her some time adjusting and learning the language more in depth but it'd be some time before she could master it.

              After several seconds pass she realized she had to respond to the girl's outstretched hand with her own, and finally returned it with a very light and flimsy grip. Yet she still had that same perplexed look on her face.
              "Oh, so you are not from around here." Well that was a bust. Better move on fast.

              Then she notices the tan man. "Hey, hot stuff! Can you help Persian student new to Yewess? Also maybe Japan student?"
              Last edited by SilvercatMoonpaw; 10-11-2017, 10:23 AM.

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                'Now this is going to be as embarrassing as all get out,' AJ thought to herself as she broke the sound barrier somewhere over West Virginia. 'Just about the fastest thing around, good enough to get chosen for the All-Stars- and LATE for my first day of school.'

                She HAD been there this morning, bright and early, and her stuff (which had been shipped) was still hopefully piled up outside the dormitory. But someone, somewhere along the way, had forgotten a crucial piece of paperwork, one in a seemingly endless series of forms that were part of the enrollment process for the fancy-pants Carson Academy. And given her grandparents' dislike for technology, it was actually faster for her to just go home and pick the darn thing up in person, rather than waiting for her dad to get home and scan-and-send it. But of course a visit home meant having lunch, and one thing after another...

                Next thing she knew, it was practically time for the whole Induction shindig to get underway- and of course without that last bit of paperwork she hadn't been able to register this morning. 'Good grief!'

                *
                Finally AJ realized she was getting close- she slowed down to a reasonable 300 miles an hour and started descending from her cruising altitude of 5000 feet, taking one wide swing around the campus as she vectored in for a landing. Sure enough, there were some students waiting in line- and a bunch more scattered around the place, socializing or what-have-you, obviously having completed their check-in. She even saw a few people out by the athletic fields, apparently hard at play. Still shedding speed and altitude, she dropped in for what should have been a perfect landing at the back of the line.

                As soon as her bootheels touched the ground, of course, things went straight to heck. A gust of wind swirled out of nowhere around her, as if she had come in on the downdraft of a helicopter. Dust swirled through the waiting line, and the papers piled on the reception table scattered everywhere- even over towards the cluster of foreign-looking students huddled off to one side.

                AJ hung her head, and looked around, smiling sheepishly against the wall of muttering and glares from the other waiting students- and the now less-cheerful greeters. "Sorry y'all..."

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                • #9
                  Re: The New All-Star Squadron - Episode 1: Induction Day

                  Revenant
                  Originally posted by Prime View Post
                  She practiced her social skills as she walked by the tan skinned young man, shooting him a demure smile. She nodded at the young Japanese woman, and her middle eastern friend. Nodded her thanks as she took the brochures from the student volunteers, tucked them into an outside pocket of her backpack and continued towards the athletic field. Dropping her pack on the bleacher's she began to jog around the perimeter of the athletic field, and then sprint. Breathe with the abdomen, inhale, 1-2, exhale, 1-2-3, inhale, 1-2, exhale, 1-2-3, after the 1st circuit she could feel the perspiration beading along her spine. She dropped her hoodie over her pack, revealing her bare shoulders to the early autumn sun.
                  As you make another circuit around the field, you notice a black guy suddenly sitting on the bleachers and looking rather sullen. "Mind if I join you?" he shouts as you run past him.

                  AJ
                  Originally posted by pathfinderq1 View Post
                  Finally AJ realized she was getting close- she slowed down to a reasonable 300 miles an hour and started descending from her cruising altitude of 5000 feet, taking one wide swing around the campus as she vectored in for a landing. Sure enough, there were some students waiting in line- and a bunch more scattered around the place, socializing or what-have-you, obviously having completed their check-in. She even saw a few people out by the athletic fields, apparently hard at play. Still shedding speed and altitude, she dropped in for what should have been a perfect landing at the back of the line.

                  As soon as her bootheels touched the ground, of course, things went straight to heck. A gust of wind swirled out of nowhere around her, as if she had come in on the downdraft of a helicopter. Dust swirled through the waiting line, and the papers piled on the reception table scattered everywhere- even over towards the cluster of foreign-looking students huddled off to one side.

                  AJ hung her head, and looked around, smiling sheepishly against the wall of muttering and glares from the other waiting students- and the now less-cheerful greeters. "Sorry y'all..."
                  Suddenly, in a flash of yellow lightning, all the papers are once again stacked on top of the reception table, albeit rather haphazardly.

                  "Aye, you really gottae watch out for dramatic gusts of winds, they're a menace," quips a blond-haired boy who is standing next to you. You could swear he wasn't there a second ago. He grins cheekily and holds out his hand. "Hi, I'm David."

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                  • #10
                    Re: The New All-Star Squadron - Episode 1: Induction Day

                    Originally posted by SilvercatMoonpaw View Post
                    Sparkle
                    HP: 1; Conditions: None

                    "Oh, so you are not from around here." Well that was a bust. Better move on fast.

                    Then she notices the tan man. "Hey, hot stuff! Can you help Persian student new to Yewess? Also maybe Japan student?"
                    He looked at the princess in a somewhat confused way. He was never called "hot stuff" before, which made him question if she was referring to him. "Huh? Me? Sure, are you trying to find your room?"
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                    • #11
                      Re: The New All-Star Squadron - Episode 1: Induction Day

                      Revenant
                      Hero Points: 1 of 1. Luck Points: 2 of 2.
                      Conditions: None.
                      Variable Setting:
                      Athleticism [Acrobatics 7 (+15), Athletics 7 (+15), Advantages: Improved Defense, Skill Mastery: Acrobatics, Skill Mastery: Athletics]

                      Her eyes flashed as she took in the young man on the bleacher's, athletic build, lithe, toned, he kept his weight balanced over the balls of his feet, moved like a cat. A smile, unbidden and honest, tugged at her lips, 'My time here might not be all bad, certainly.' She slowed her pace just enough that the young man would be able to catch up, an invitation.

                      Almost unconsciously she evaluated him, assessed his pace, his fitness level, and set her speed accordingly, she didn't want to make it easy on him, however, she didn't wish to pull ahead, and further the gulf between her and this, her first human contact out outside of Dr. Metzger, and the Squadron staff.

                      "As long as you can keep up," then she pulled ahead in an easy lope, forcing the young man to sprint to catch up. After a half a circuit, she smiled, still pacing ahead of the young man. "It's Jane, if you were wondering." They rounded the third turn, now facing the rear of the campus, the Jon Carter dorms were visible through the trees, red brick and grey stone, aristocratic, prestigious. "Impressive view," she nodded towards the dormitory, a winged student visible above, wheeling through the air to the bemusement of his peers.

                      OOC: Jane will use Assessment on the young man, determining his athletic prowess, with her Skill Mastery that nets her a 25, and then she will run and banter as she takes in the campus. Always trying to stay *just* ahead of her running partner.
                      Last edited by Prime; 10-10-2017, 09:47 AM.

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                      • #12
                        Re: The New All-Star Squadron - Episode 1: Induction Day

                        破壊 "Hakai "
                        HP: 1
                        Status: Sleepy, blind

                        It seemed obvious to her that this apparently Iranian girl must've realized she made a mistake by deciding to try and ask her for help, which Masumi couldn't help but agree with as she knew absolutely nothing about this city, let alone it's superhero academy. Although the older teen with dark skin seemed just as out of place as they were, and she doubted he could be of much help to either of them. Though she could be proven wrong. Maybe he's actually been going to or reading about this school for years. Even then, she'd rather try to make a quick getaway while the other girl was distracted.

                        By turning around however that only gave the gust of wind ample opportunity to buffet her hair and wrap it entirely around her face in a tangle of knots. On top of that a piece of paper had slammed against the side of her head with a shocking amount of force, knocking her off-balance. The flash of lightening to recover the stray leaflets only further twisted her around, leading to her awkwardly shambling away while trying to get the mess of hair out of her face. All in all, this was turning out to be one of her best first days of school in years.
                        I'm obviously a doctor of literature.

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                        • #13
                          Re: The New All-Star Squadron - Episode 1: Induction Day

                          Sparkle
                          HP: 1; Conditions: None
                          Originally posted by RMD48 View Post
                          "Huh? Me? Sure, are you trying to find your room?"
                          "Finding my room would be good, yes. I'm having trouble reading this map: which building is 'Administration'."
                          Originally posted by pathfinderq1 View Post
                          As soon as her bootheels touched the ground, of course, things went straight to heck. A gust of wind swirled out of nowhere around her, as if she had come in on the downdraft of a helicopter. Dust swirled through the waiting line, and the papers piled on the reception table scattered everywhere- even over towards the cluster of foreign-looking students huddled off to one side.

                          AJ hung her head, and looked around, smiling sheepishly against the wall of muttering and glares from the other waiting students- and the now less-cheerful greeters. "Sorry y'all..."
                          Azar simply plants her stance a little wider to shift her center of gravity lower and rides out the gust.
                          Originally posted by PauloDeWalshio View Post
                          Suddenly, in a flash of yellow lightning, all the papers are once again stacked on top of the reception table, albeit rather haphazardly.

                          "Aye, you really gottae watch out for dramatic gusts of winds, they're a menace," quips a blond-haired boy who is standing next to you. You could swear he wasn't there a second ago. He grins cheekily and holds out his hand. "Hi, I'm David."
                          "Hey, you speedsters! Watch your wake!"

                          She turns back to the tan guy and grabs his arm. Then she speaks the Japan girl. "Do you also need assistance? You can come with us."
                          Last edited by SilvercatMoonpaw; 10-11-2017, 10:24 AM.

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                          • #14
                            Re: The New All-Star Squadron - Episode 1: Induction Day

                            破壊 "Hakai "
                            HP: 1
                            Status: Sleepy

                            "Do you also need assistance? You can come with us."
                            Curse this sudden malicious wind! She very nearly managed to escape, but her attempted withdrawal was thwarted by her hair rebelling against her in extreme fashion. "Anou... I guess? I must escape first." She mumbled through the tangles, her fingers roughly trying to part them enough to see. She for a brief moment lamented her lack of foresight to bring a brush along, only to remind herself how entirely unnecessary when she was to transform on a regular basis.

                            She seemed to find some measure of success after a short struggle, her hair now a much more ragged mess then it was moments which didn't bother her in the least. She turned around, giving the two a toothy smile that combined with her hair, baggy eyes, and skin color made her seem absolutely manic. "Maximum success." Was her statement, partially holding up her right arm to give them a thumbs up as if to reassure them.
                            I'm obviously a doctor of literature.

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                            • #15
                              Re: The New All-Star Squadron - Episode 1: Induction Day

                              Originally posted by PauloDeWalshio View Post
                              AJ


                              Suddenly, in a flash of yellow lightning, all the papers are once again stacked on top of the reception table, albeit rather haphazardly.

                              "Aye, you really gottae watch out for dramatic gusts of winds, they're a menace," quips a blond-haired boy who is standing next to you. You could swear he wasn't there a second ago. He grins cheekily and holds out his hand. "Hi, I'm David."
                              "Ah'm AJ," the tall young woman said, extending her hand about halfway, then drawing it back warily. "Y'all aren't plannin' on givin' me a static shock like them joy buzzers, are ya?"

                              From one of the other groups, there was a shout of "Hey, you speedsters! Watch your wake!"- that drew her attention, and a wave followed by another sheepish "Sorry!".

                              Turning back to David, she extended her hand again. "Honest to goodness, Ah've got it under control- MOST of the time. And then here Ah am, all twisted up at bein' late and all of a sudden Ah'm blowin stuff around, knocking other kids over... What a mess! Ah guess that's why Ah'm here at this school, then isn't it? They sure weren't fixin' to teach me Power Control down at Henderson County high school. How 'bout you, David? What brings you out to Carson Academy?"

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