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Balefire Academy. Tucked away in the side of a mountain, it boasts of multiple training gyms, many classrooms, two cafeterias, a very large auditorium, and a host of teachers and combat instructors. Outside, a forested valley sprawls out before the academy, with a river snaking through the mountain range to feed into a lake on the far side of the valley.
It's like any other warrior academy; training future Huntsmen and Huntresses to fight against the dark creatures, the Grimm. And its about to receive it's first batch of students that are being flown in this morning. As the transport touches down, students are being directed towards the exits by a holo of a well-dressed man that seems like a teacher of some sort.
The hatch slowly lowers, letting the morning sun to hit the new students...
Hello everyone, welcome to the OOC for RWBY: Balefire Academy! two notes here: DarkGrey and Cynder are my Co-GMs, respect them please. And this RP is a high free RP, so no one liners. Thank you!
Name: (must start with the same letter as your color)
Color: (must start with the same letter as your name)
Age: (between 16-18)
Race: (Human or fauna)
Weapon: (Custom preferred)
Biography: (Not needed, but a bonus)
It'd be good if you watched the series, the episodes aren't that long, and it's full of amusing bits.
Message me if you don't see your CS here, I'll be more likely to see a PM before a post in OOC regarding a CS!
Esailia playing as Gwenlyn Lightarrow
Gisk playing as Peter Edwards
Lucius Cypher playing as Vert Li Yang
Blue Fox playing as Belle
BigPapaBelial playing as Gregori Grau
Nallore playing as Chiasa Kelley
XxxLyraxxX playing as Sara Fairchild
SilverDawn playing as Casey McBain
Makarov playing as Issac Frenda
DarkGrey playing as Patrick Fink
Cynder playing as Aria "Aaron" Luft
Shadow Light playing as Crystal Blackwing
Paigesweetheart playing as Yoona Pelax
ShadowPheonix playing as Lucien LaChance
Name: Gwenlyn Lightarrow
Race: Fauna (feline)
Appearance: A five foot three feline Fauna with a special blade bow usually in a holster strapped to her back along with a separated quiver.
Custom Weapon: Blade Bow
Ammunition consists of normal arrows and canister arrows carrying Dust of different types for different effects.
Name: Peter Edwards
Weapon: Ballistic Hammer. It resembles a large mallet with a long handle(about five feet long). The head obviously acts as a blunt instrument, but it also contains a gun mechanism, with a revolving chamber that holds thirteen large caliber bullets. It's double action(the trigger pull both cocks and releases the firing pin, as well as turning the chamber) and has two triggers. One is toward the end of the handle, the other is on a separate handle that is on the bottom of the head. The shaft is telescopic, and can fold down so that it acts as a stock for the weapon in a sort of "gun mode."
Name: Gregori Grau
Weapon: Long hafted Lucerne Hammer with a Semi-auto rifle fitted to the side of the haft. Graeg the armored Grey Wolf and Grei a very rare grey cougar, also armored. Also has a golden eagle that acts as a non-combatant scout for the trio.
Attended Taschenlampe Campus for his earlier schooling before graduating and applying to Balefire. While at Taschenlampe, he discovered a deep love of animals, becoming a lover of all things animal in fact. He started to talk to birds, rats, mice, cats and dogs. He befriended strays and tamed alike. He could understand any sound they made. And they understood every word he said. As his training went on, he bonded with two beasts. A large grey wolf and a wily cougar. The trio were inseperable. The teachers didn't know what to do at first when they found a grey wolf at his feet in class one day and noticed a huge cougar resting on a bookstand at the back of the class that very same day. But soon it became apparent that this was his talent, and he worked it to become his fighting style. Gregori is a powerhouse. Wielding his Lucerne with surprising ease. While Grei and Graeg harrass and blind side their target until Gregori can get in and deliver a decisive blow.
Donning a gold and blue chest plate with white pantaloons With armored golden boots. He made it his goal to become a Huntsman, one that could bring a balance of nature and muscle to the Grimm.
Name: Vert Li Yang
Paper talismans that, on their own, are just peices of paper. But thanks to Vert's training, he can focus his Aura into these talisman and use them to create barriers and seals. Channeling his Aura into these seals also turns them as hard as steel, enabling him to use them as blades for cutting or throwing.
Mechanical armor powered with light green dust for durbility, the Chrome Ranger grants Vert a massive increase to his defensive strength and agility. It also comes equiped with with various sensors and radars to allow Vert various forms of observational abilities, as well as augments his Aura manipulation.
Vert comes from a long line of magically gifted people from his mother's side. His father was a talented tinkerer, who managed to win his mother's heart through skillful use of his creations. together, they made four children, with Vert being the third child. Their family wasn't what you would call rich, but they were hard workers, and never had the taste of poverty before. At a young age Very always wanted to be a hero like the ones he seen on television shows, particularly like a Power Ranger. This got him teased a lot by other kids, who thought that his fascination for them were stupid. He always got into fights with them, and not being the biggest kid on the block, he tend to lose a lot. But he didn't give up his dreams, and continued to keep trying to fight for justice and what was right, in the best way a little kid could anyways.
But one day when Vert was ten, he got into a car accident. It was a horrific sight, and his head took massive damage. His eyes were entirely damaged from the crash, and part of his brain was destroyed. In all likelihood, he would die. But there was a doctor of both medicine and machine that said he could, possibly, do something for Vert. To save his life. But the operation was experimental, as he would be the first, and it might not work. But his parents did not care for the price of the operation, they wanted Vert to be alive. So they amassed as much money as they could for the doctor to preform the operation. When it was done, Vert came out alive; part of his brain had been augmented with a cybernetic replacement. But there was little that could be done for his eyes; the doctor could only stabilize what was left of them, and while they healed physically, they would never be the same as before. Though Vert lived, he became partially blind for the rest of his life.
Life continued on for Vert. Despite his accident, he never gave up his dreams to become a Power Ranger. Indeed, he saw his accident as a gateway to become one; though legally blind, he figured that now he ought to learn how to overcome his disability and with it, become strong enough to be a proper hero of justice. Since his accident, he began to study thing like magic, robotics, and Dust. His time, when not occupied resting or exercising his body, he committed to the study of his future career as a Power Ranger. He became reclusive, his only contact being his family, and even then it was sparse. His family thought he went into depression because of his isolation, but it was quite the opposite.
Years pasted. Vert went to Signal to become a hunter, the first step to fulfilling his dreams. It was hard for him to fight since he was partially blind, so that ruled out any ranged weapons. But he was a skilled magician, and had a good grasp over one form of magic; telekinesis. He could lift a five hundred pound weight and could focus on up to thirty objects, and could even form shapes with his telekinetic powers. He also took up unarmed combat in the event that his magic was nullified. But it was also here that he took the biggest step to fulfilling his dream; he had to craft his armor, the suit in which he would become a Power Ranger. When he told others of his dream, they jeered and mocked him, thinking him as being childish. But lo and behold, befor he graduated Signal, he created his armor; wearing it he became the Chrome Ranger, bolstering his physical abilities as well as assisting him with his magic ones. His weapons were his fist and his barriers, to protect the innocent and his allies. But despite the completion of his armor, he wanted to keep it a secrete. Many still think that his dream was a foolish one that could never be done, but the fact that his armor exists proves that his dream is within reach. But he knows that doing his heroics as himself will only bring danger to his friends and family, and thus, only dons the armor of the Chrome Ranger when he needs to be the hero.
Graduating Signal, Vert was given a special pair of glasses that would allow him to not only see a short distance in front of him as well as another gift from his father; a custom motorcycle that Vert calls the Scarlet Devil. Twas a grand day for him, but it was not over yet. Though his life in Signal was behind him, now he faces Balefire, were he would be tested to see if he can prove to be a true Huntsman, and for himself, if he could be a real Power Ranger.
Name: Chiasa Kelley
Mizu is a curve bladed short sword that can be used as both a long and close ranged weapon, when in gun mode it can fire ten rounds before being reloaded. The sword itself is light weight and easy to handle.
A staff that doubles as a scythe when a button near the top is pushed. The head of the staff folds back and the head of a scythe appears.
Name: Casey McBain
Appearance: Casey is 5'5" tall, and appears to weigh about 120-ish pounds. The reason for wearing a huge fake squirrel's tail is mostly bad decisions, and a nonsensical whimsy. Also, bets.
Weapon: Mystletain and X-Caliber
These weapons, when unactivated, lay as normal crosses on the user's hands. When activated, Mystletain takes the form of a long blade, still retaining its cross format. X-Caliber turns into a short-range scatter-shot launcher, also known as a shotgun to those who have no imagination. When that happens, the top side of the cross will go closer to the end, the longest side of the cross will extend and turn into a barrel, and it will be able to fire scattered bits of Casey's aura. No one is able to wield both at the same time, so a lot of switching is required during battle. Casey's aura, however, can act as a painkiller while making wounds stop bleeding. It doesn't have any ability to heal people's wounds, though.
Name: Isaac Frenda
Isaac's shield was designed by his family, it comes with a slot for different colored dust, he keeps a bag of them on him, His spear on the other hand can grow in length until its a full battle spear, or it can shrink to the size of a short sword, the Blade can also be broken off inside an enemy where the blade will simply grow back using a mechanism where another blade sits behind the first, it hold a red dust inside it. This allows him to throw the spear at an extremely high velocity.
Biography: Isaac was trained in the art of battle by his father, He was six when he started his training in a matter of years he went from being a young boy to a pristine soldier, On his 16th birthday he was taken to the school where he applied without question, he was to be as his father was before him a Huntsman, His father gave him his armor when he went into the school it was designed for lightweight mobility, Isaac is skilled with his weapons and armor, he has the attitude of a soldier and sometimes can be rather rude to people.
Name: Patrick Fink
Basically this, but with the toe-blades able to go horizontal
One-Way Road - One-Way Road is a hybrid of three things: roller blades, actual blades, and a gun that shoots Dust rather than bullets. As a predominantly momentum-based weapon, the primary way the skates are used is to use the high recoil brought on by explosions of Dust to benefit movement and offensive capability. This function tends to manifest itself in the form of firing shots to propel the user quickly at his enemies, or high in the air, and using the recoil from a shot fired immediately before a strike to increase the damage dealt to the enemy. Fortunately for allies and civilians alike, the huge friggin' toe blade can indeed be retracted (because jfc if they couldn't that'd be friggin' dangerous)
TL;DR: literal roller blades with a gun at the heel that let do teh movan fastur n teh fightan bettur.
Biography: I'll do this later or never.
Aria "Aaron" Luft
Aria Rose Luft
She goes by the name, "Aaron", which can be considered her nickname. She ALWAYS goes by Aaron, she prefers it over "Aria".
Air's Envoy: The Multi-Action Chain Tonfas (MACT) are quite obviously a pair of tonfas with chainsaw blades with a retractable sheath in place of the longer end of the usual blunt clubbing surface. The sheath is in place in order to prevent injury to the user via carbide chainsaw teeth. Consequently, upon the shorter end of the tonfa and extending to the handle is a revolver-like mechanism similar to Weiss Schnee’s Myrtenaster in that it it used to store six different color-coded stores of Dust to use in combat to varying magical effects depending on the type of Dust used, which obviously is reliant on the user’s preference. The nickname for Aaron's weapon is "Air's Envoy", a reference to her name. Yes, this was written by Grey.
Two large fans with gun triggers on the handles. The fans are completely made of metal but are collapsible into the triggers which are easily concealed. The ammo for the projectile weapons varies on the dust loaded into the chamber and the size of one fan is just over half the size of Belle making them a great source of cover as well as an offensive weapon. The rim of the fan is also razor sharp making them effective in close quarter battles.
Name: Crystal Blackwing
(minus the katana)
Weapon: Crimson Slasher
(they are colored crimson of course)
This is a weapon that looks like a standard lance but upon a closer inspection it is shown to have two attachments. The lance has two blades on it that can separate into two swords which detach and reattach. Crimson slasher is bloodred in color and red on the swords hilts.
Bio: Not much is know about the Blackwing family tho it is rumored they are a family of Hunters and Huntresses. Being the youngest child Crystal was sent off to the Academy at the request of her parents. Originally she had no interest in pursuing the path of a Huntress but decided to follow in the family's path. (More tbr)
Name: Yoona Pelax
Primary heart double Sai's): Yoona has Double Sai's as her weapon. But this Sai's are very special, and they are metal and really heavy, well for others. For her isn't that heavy. Premium heart is a very special weapon, it has lightning powers, but it can only be used when, Yoona is in battle. It is used in closed range battle not far away. The weapon is fast and could cut through wood. Yoona can also use her fists with the weapon.
Name: Lucien LaChance
(minus the tail)
Its a Rapier. It has immense speed and is very lightweight, weighing almost nothing. It can collapse in on itself to become easier to carry. The rapier can also collapse into a pistol, which can fire six high powered rounds before reloading.