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Private A New Kind of Teamwork

Discussion in 'Crystal Vales' started by Shao Jun, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. Shao Jun

    Shao Jun Assassin's Creed

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    January 27th
    @Tori Hanson

    People scattered as the young, hooded woman sprinted through the streets of Crystal Vales, evading obstacles with a trained, cat-like grace. Four, well-built figures, dressed entirely in black, were trailing behind her, slower, but none the less determined to catch her.

    It had started out as a normal day; Jun had come to this area of Pandora as she was curious about the whispers of magic. She herself possessed some unusual talents, and she knew how to create illusion, but there was talk of people with powers, far beyond what she might have imagined. If she was eventually going to rebuild the Brotherhood, it might be useful to have recruits with a range of abilities, on the condition they didn’t abuse what they had for their own means.

    However, her mission had been halted when she seen said thugs attempting to steal from a shop, owned by an elderly looking man. Jun had stepped in, knocking one of them unconscious and managing to stop them in their criminal activities. But now they had decided she was a much better target, something to take out their misplaced rage on.

    Jun was not running away by any means, but the area they were in was densely populated and she didn’t want any harm coming to crowds; it would be better to lure them to a secluded area before she dealt with them.

    After a few minutes, the crowds dispersed, and the woman took to the shadows of a building. The men looked around, confused at her sudden disappearance. She smirked and, with all the fluidity of an Assassin, leapt from her hiding places, sending a well-aimed kick to the one nearest to her. She didn’t want to kill them; they weren’t Templars, after all, just ignorant men. But she saw a flash of metal and realised they were armed. Well, two could play at that game.

    She evaded the knife the first thug had, rolling over his shoulder and launching her hidden knives at the hand holding the weapon. The needle-like blades hit their target, and he yelled in pain, the weapon flying from his hand.

    One of the others looked at the scene, appalled. “You’re gonna regret you ever laid eyes on us, you bitch!”
     
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  2. Tori Hanson

    Tori Hanson Power Rangers

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    Never escalate a fight.

    That principle, plus the fact that she wasn’t entirely certain who was the bad guy here, meant that Tori was silently following the group of five until they stopped in place good enough for fighting it out. It didn’t take a genius to realize that the other woman deliberately led the fight away from the populated areas, and that earned her bonus points with Tori. It also didn’t take a genius to figure out that the woman didn’t attack with weapons until those were pointed in her direction.

    Another point in her favor, Tori mused, readying her own throwing knife.

    Unlike the group on the street, she had full authority to stop a conflict by means she had available. Not escalating a fight didn’t mean she couldn’t choose to help finishing one, as that simply meant she’d be doing her job. The question was whether she announced herself as part of the law... or if she waited until the fight was done with.

    She alerted the rest of the guards long before this group got here, Tori decided, and had taken advantage she had of moving fast after them. That was the only reason she got here faster than the others. That meant she had to be the one finishing it, or at least, moving things along in direction of finish.

    She hadn’t seen the entirety of the fight, which led Tori to assume the group was more dangerous than she initially gave them credit for. Now that everyone was standing still for the time being, she could access the situation and let her own knives fly, aiming to disarm the others.

    Surveying the results, Tori grimaced, stalking out to the open. She really needed to stop relying on the city’s armory and make some of her own when she had spare time. If anything, that would ensure she got everyone instead of just two.

    “Sorry to interrupt.” She sounded anything but sorry as she glanced toward the woman. “Seems like you could even out the odds a bit.”
     
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  3. Shao Jun

    Shao Jun Assassin's Creed

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    They were angry, which could work in favour, but she also needed to be careful. Jun could already see they lacked training or any finesse in their movement, but it would be unwise to underestimate them either. That kind of arrogance only clouded one’s judgement and led to danger.

    A flurry of something much like her own knives came from the other direction, disarming more of the men. Jun saw a woman approach; she wasn’t used to working with anyone outside of the Brotherhood, but from what she’d just witnessed, it looked like the stranger was capable.

    “I suppose that is helpful, yes,”
    she flashed the woman a brief smile, uncertain of what else to say. There was no time anyhow, as the men stalked forward, dividing themselves between both of them.

    The lone man that still held a blade lunged. Jun drew her jian and parried him before hitting him with a kick to the side of the face, winding him, but not for long. She wasn’t aiming to wound him with her sword, it was just part of her self-defence.
     
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  4. Tori Hanson

    Tori Hanson Power Rangers

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    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    city guard
    Location:
    Cascade Bay
    Race:
    Human
    Age:
    19
    Alignment:
    Neutral Good
    Directory:
    link
    She’d be taking care of those without weapons, it looked like. That was no problem in her case, at least, Tori didn’t think it was until she started moving. It had been only a short while since she experienced a fight without the power, but she was getting adapted to it, and the more she aided the city, the more used to it she got.

    Turning to the men, Tori was careful to keep the armed combatants within her sight and put herself on the other side of the fighters. She had learned from her last mistake of underestimating her opponents by having to heal an ankle in addition to typical various injuries, and she didn’t particularly want to repeat the experience if she could.

    At least, it looked like her skills weren’t too rusty. She managed to take down one, warily moving back from the others. If they could get in general direction of the water, Tori’d be more useful, but for now, she had to be careful. She had to communicate with the other woman, too, especially as it seemed like they were in this together this time around.

    “Know any shortcuts to the nearest water source?” She asked, chancing a glance up before dodging her next opponent.

    For now, she was going to try tiring them out, and moved accordingly among those surrounding her. Not getting separated was probably a good idea, too, so Tori stuck close to the other fighter, keeping the group contained and picking her knives on the way. It was, she thought, to be better safe than sorry. She figured she’d find out if she was right once their opponents were taken care of.
     
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