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Garion last won the day on October 20 2012

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  1. Reinhardt didn’t need to be told twice, with a burst of blue mana coming from the boot like greave he shot through the air and to the side juxtapose to Jame’s position. Unlike the others he didn’t have to traverse the small islands, nor worry too much about the lack of mobility the area gave them. While it certainly was a large area, it was an arena of lava and held its own dangers if one misstepped. He did have to praise Aunoma’s work, the flight gear was a high mobility type of magitech gear. One he took pride in having a seemingly unnatural affinity for. Damn this place isn’t too advantageous, and the elemental might pose more of a problem than we thought[/i. He had to admit that James was certainly holding his own, though he left only shallow wounds on the creature, he was doing a damn fine job avoiding its attacks. The soldier still wondered if that was all the creature could do. He didn’t think so not if what the Academy said about elementals. He suspected the creature’s superficial wounds might not be enough to slow it down. James was certainly a vetran in combat and even Reinhardt could tell he was testing the being. “Well shall we test the new weapon out?” He seemed to have a bad habit of talking to himself. Gaining, what he deemed to be sufficient distance he hovered in the air. The Demonslayer having gained the elemental’s attention sufficiently enough for it to show him its back he took aim. The butt of the gun resting securely against his shoulder, staring down the sights he took a breath and then released it. As all of the air left his lungs he pulled the trigger. BANG. The exalta tipped round shot out the barrel, creating a tracer like streak of bluish light in its wake. Within seconds of the round leaving the barrel it blasted into the back of the beast. BOOM Highly volatile and incredibly deadly could aptly describe the effect of a single round from the new Aelindrian weapon. Tipped in exalta, along with an exalta core in the shell of the round added quite the impact. Hitting the beast it exploded, the heated air rippling outward and the cavern shook sending molten stone splashing out from around the fire elemental. Knowing full well the mass of the being he was certain that with James directly in front of the elemental he would not be hit by the full brunt of the explosion. Smoked roiled around the creature, but even then Reinhardt did not wait to see how severe the damage might be. His countenance like stone, he pulled the bolt back releasing the spent casing into the air. As the casing fell, twirling and spinning in the air he pushed the bolt forwards loading another round. Practiced and with ease he fired three more shots, the speed in which he did so showed how well trained he was with the new weapon. BOOM. BOOM. BOOM. In quick succession the exalta tipped rounds exploded into the back of elemental. From his first to his last shot they were only a few seconds apart. Keeping count he knew as of now he only had four rounds left before he would need to reload. His flight gear glowing and letting out its signature soft hum he shot away from his position. Training that had been beaten into him made this a reflexive habit whether the beast would turn to try and find him, or was already flinging another attack his way he would already have vanished from his previous location. Knowing how many rounds were left, he merely observed the roiling smoke caused by his shots, he needed to know how much damage he had caused. This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine.
  2. I think its fair to say that there are two things that should be said concerning anti-magic. One, it doesn't affect magic or woo in general that has already been cast, or if you want for fairness sake dampens its effect some. Second, if one's not cast magic it stops one from doing so. At least that's what I've seen done.
  3. “I do believe your aim has improved Elson, you might even be a cleaner shot than some of our best snipers.” Flashing a quick smile as he watched the eldritch beast fall from the air afame. Turning his gaze from the smoldering carcass he looked out at the city. Ruined building, and the movement of monsters both in the sky and on the streets. It truly looked like one of the paintings of hell had come to life. “A shame this city has fallen into such horror, perhaps I should set about reclaiming what was once lost.” The comment was more to himself than for the others yes he still spoke his mind. Too much had already been lost, it would perhaps do some good to reclaim it from the Whispernight. “Don’t take it too hard Hunter after all you’re used to looking at things on horseback not on a building. Not to mention, the city is in complete ruin much of what we’ve seen on the maps has been changed due to the damage.” Following the man’s gaze to the east he nodded. Certainly the direction was quite close to the area the Airships were stored, and taking out his own binoculars he took a better look at the area. “Indeed old boy, the machinery parts look more akin to our own Airship manufactorums. Putting the binoculars away he turned towards the half ruined stairs they took. “Lets not dally, we may as well check it out. The area is quite close to where our prizes should be.” With that he began to make his way back down, carefully he lead them past the rubble of the ruined building trying not to cause too much of a disturbance. What would seem like hours he picked his and the group’s way through the city. They had so far managed to avoid the undead and other for more insidious creatures. “Let's stop here for a bit.” His instincts told him that they were near, but he dared not directly approach the area without first getting the lay of the land, as well as ensure they did not walk into danger unwittingly. “Hunter, Elson, what do you two think? It seems oddly quiet.” Indeed it was, throughout most of the city they had traversed was filled with groans of the dead, and the screeching and snarls of other more dangerous horrors that lurked in the haze. “Remember when we went hunting as lads? That time were were chasing a large moose when all of a sudden it got silent, not a single bird sang in that clearing. Usually the sign of an apex predator. Though these might be eldritch horrors I suspect this follows the same logic. We must tread carefully from here on out. I would appreciate any and all thoughts on how we should proceed. He could certainly formulate a plan, but as any good leader knows seeking advice from your comrades can be an elucidating experience. “I suspect whatever lurks here it not something we can face on our own, and I doubt once inside the manufactorum we will be in any less danger.” His lips turned downwards as he began to think. “We must conserve our ammunition as best we can, I would rather meet whatever lurks inside with my gun than with my blade.” Caution was the better part of valor after all. @EpicRome23 @Maverick
  4. Alfonso would give the man a polite nod as he bowed, one could say that the man displayed proper etiquette if not slightly archaic in nature. He did find the dress of the man odd, if not slightly out of style in the Midlands former mode of clothing. Still, he would not begrudge a burgining culture from his small understanding of it. What his Councilmen apprised him in the changes of Union City were vague at best, he knew some of the policies but still it was not enough for him to make any real judgements on the matter. As the man introduced himself he would find that al the eyes were on him, the senate all had curious expressions that were plain to see. “Greetings mister Owari. On behalf of the Aelindra Council, senate and citizenry of our fair city I welcome you.” As he listened, his affable smile never faded from the corner of his lips. Alfonso listened intently and with great interest. The man’s speech was certainly interesting, through it he gleaned more about their new ruler’s disposition. He nodded when the man mentioned his brief meeting with his Emperor during the festival but maintained his silence so as to fully absorb what the man was saying. The emissary spoke of his lords vision yet his face and body language still seemed to show nothing, instead the gears began to turn as he listened. Truly the Western members of Union City’s council had told him of the surprising events, as well as the speed in which the man took claim over the city. It was quite fast, and the events leading up to it were suspicious, ones that he felt strongly that the Heika had manipulated the events from the background. Though he could not blame the man. Union City had grown soft, much to the chagrin of the Western members and if anything the greedy members of the council would carry much of the blame. When the emissary spoke of the attachment his master had for the land Alfonso did not chuckle nor show any disbelief or unnatural expression he merely kept that ever present smile as he nodded, listening intently. Whether he believed it or not remained to be seen yet the politeness he displayed was perhaps the most telling of his prowess in politics. Eery was how easily he hid his thoughts, his smile was natural and seemed to come easily. When he heard the Emperor’s desire for unity he mused about such a fallacy, the people of Genesaris were separated not by simple borders but by culture. The west valued self determination and governance, the rest are subservient to governmental powers, thus the rise of the multitude of empires. The west remained the only place in which a free people ruled themselves, a place where the city states held the ideals of a republic to its core. Unifying Genesaris into one group even through the use of force would only set the smoldering flames of rebellion. The man spoke of paradise, a utopia but the Councilman knew that such a thing could never exist. Conflict was human nature and any utopia would ultimately fall. People who choose safety and happiness over liberty deserve neither. A utopia would only flounder in corruption and stagnate, there would be no innovation as conflict ultimately spurs the creative mind. What ran through his mind never touched his countenance, he still remained as ever attentive to the man’s words. The smissary spoke honeyed words full of a promised paradise, but peace and happiness can never be obtained through the ideals of global unity. The man’s next words sparked a few murmurs from the seated senators, holding up a hand they quieted down as he allowed the man to continue. Alfonso had already predicted the direction the man was going. The Midland’s Emperor wanted to unify the whole world. Such a thing was not possible, not even a god or devil could do it. Terrenus and Genesaris had vastly different cultures, not to mention the people remember the invasion of the Saint King’s. Renovation too was vastly different, though the relationship was not sour like with Terrenus they were in effect wholly incompatible. Alliances could be formed, even friendly relations but never true union. Still he did not dismiss the man he simply listened and waited. As the man spoke of Oracles and Seers, these were things Alfonso did not put much stock in. Seers and Oracles could be wrong as the future is always changing only the past was set in stone. As the man paused Alfonso simply digested the speech. Then he continued. The relations between the Midlands and the Carmine empire were certainly neutral, but who knew how long that would last. The South was already an ally of the West, along with Renovatio, Kadia and the Force Majeure. He already had a great understanding of his continent geopolitical issues both positive and negative. Still he listened quietly as the man gave more detail to the relations between them and the other nations. Most was what he already knew, especially the sour relationship between the Cold South and the Midlands. The relationship between Hyperion and the Midlands was new information, one he would keep a keen eye on. He already knew of the self styled Queen Raveena and he lustful desire over the West. One he was keen on thwarting if the need arises. Once the man finished it was now Alfonso’s turn. “That is quite a lot of information my friend, one I and my compatriots will have to digest in the coming days, as well as deliberate. We will certainly accept the alliance between the Midlands and the West. Since the days of the Civil War we fought alongside the Cold South before the Southern Empire arose. Tensions between us, the East and North have persisted since all those decades ago. We know well the all consuming desire of the Carmine Empire’s need to rule. Our eyes have been ever watchful over Hyperion, they are new and though they hold the monarchical system we do not interfere with their internal politics, nor have any desire to. As to your explanation of your Emperor’s intentions I will personally visit Union City to speak with your master. In fact I shall be ready to head there within the hour, there is much you explained but I feel it best to meet him and speak to him in more detail as our encounter was brief. If you would like, you may take the journey with me, my Airship could have us there within a few hours.” He was brief but he made the offer, within the hour he could speak to the council and be ready to leave immediately. “Of course you are welcome to stay for as long as you like, and even send word of my intention to journey there post haste.” @Twitterpated
  5. The Rape of Proserpina, by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
  6. The streets were crowded around the senate building, people moved with both the purpose of politics as well as tourism. The masked emissary would fins that he was not the only foreigner to visit the senate this day. Of course many of the foreigners would be loath to set foot into the complex itself. Many coming from the surrounding empires such as the East or even the Carmine’s newly acquired Northern provinces. Of course this was not the only thing of note, unlike the Empires of Genesaris there wasn’t simply the rich and those in power everyone from all stripes from the rich to the poor rubbed elbows in this place. Though Aelindra had the poor it was not like the Empires or other city states, the poor would be the middle class of many of the other countries and that was evident by their demeanor and dress. As the emissary continued on he would see statues of past councillors primarily those dating back to the founding of the city itself. From lord Aelindra himself to the men and women of the founding noble houses each one in striking clarity and skill. Aside from that was the military presence that pervaded the center of Aelindra politics. Soldiers marched in ordered fashion, and in heavier numbers than the city proper the emissary has left. Law and Order was enforced by the mere presence of military personnel. So long as disputes began and ended with only words there would be no problems. Of course as a civilized society that placed the importance of debating ideas rather than shutting them down there was hardly ever any physical altercations. As the masked visitor made his way to the central building the presence of people only grew more as did the military. The large doors were open as if inviting all to come and speak of their ideals and even debate others. An open forum of civilized conversation speaking of true freedom that the republic held in high regard. As the man entered the cacophony of voice would pervaded the space as people debated or discussed in the halls. Military lined the walls and patrolled the corridors and halls in absolute silence. This was a place given almost a religious reverence. From the common man to the wealthy each one stood in circles debating as equals. This was the inner working of Aelindrian politics, the gears that kept the city going forwards as well as the bastion of true civic duty and freedom. Further down the main hall supported by ancient pillars both in reality and figuratively he would find the amphitheater hundreds if not thousands sat seated listening to the main topics of the day, from civic funding to military all were discussed in this room. In the center sat seven large and uncomfortable looking chairs. Not thrones, but simple humble chairs of wood were the seat of the council. Today was only one man, Alfonso the head of the council. He sat there attentively listening to a simple and humbly dressed man, both seemed to be in conversation as the rest of the members held there own private conversations. After a minute it seemed that Alfonso and the man’s conversation had ended, and it looked to be quite positive as the citizen left with a smile on his face and walking past the emissary with a skip in his step. “If any others have something to speak with me about step up, we welcome both the citizenry as well as those foreign visitors gracing us today.” His voice echoed through the space, those in conversation in the tiered seats quieted down waiting for the next visitor. @Twitterpated
  7. I prefer the original Mobile Suite Gundam. Wing was okay but it just didn't have an antagonist on the level of Char. That and the the Zeon mobile suits looked so awesome.
  8. That's why I have a twin brother who also took up HEMA. It certainly helps to have a physical opponent who can strike back.
  9. Very true, not many have the time or chance to learn HEMA much less spit out money for a halberd or training sword.
  10. Here is what I usually do in to fights, if I'm stuck and say in a sword duel I'll bring out one of my dull training blades and practice with it, even imitate what is going on in the fight at that moment. If I am using a halberd I bring mine out and go into the yard and do the same. I do believe that if you are going to use a weapon you need to at least have a little experience in knowing the feel of it and how much versatility it can actually give you (or your character) in a fight.
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