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    A Bloodbath of Roses (Job/Diana)

    Aoi and Aoba
    Aoi and Aoba

    Summer Special Participant- Player 
    Lineage : Seductor's Touch
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    Posts : 244
    Guild : Hidden Blades
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    Dungeon Tokens : 0
    Age : 17
    Experience : 375

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    First Magic: Akaito Contract Summons
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    Post by Aoi and Aoba on Mon 15 Jul 2019, 04:36

    WOULD YOU LIKE TO MEET THE MONSTER BEHIND THE MASK?
    “Oi, Aoi. Check this out.”

    A bored drawl seeped out the edge of a blue-haired teenager’s mouth as he fingered the edge of a job request, wearing out the thin paper material with his ministrations. Dark blue eyes skimmed the words as he spoke, taking in the last few words on the page before turning to look over at someone who was undeniably his sister. With a head of shimmering blue hair just as easily recognizable as her brother’s, Aoi looked up from her spot on the bench she was sitting on to see what her brother was talking about.

    “Ah man, another job?” The girl shuddered inwardly just thinking about their last one, and that nasty old guy they’d had to work with. The twins were currently sitting in their private dorm, wearing their public faces unknown (to their knowledge) to the guild they worked in during their spare time. Having extremely busy schedules, they preferred job requests to be sent to them via iLac instead of going to the guild personally to receive them. Luckily, their room was extremely secure, keeping their darker identity a secret while still allowing them to relax in comfort.

    “Don’t worry, this one’s nowhere as dreadful as that last one,” the brother snorted, tossing the freshly printed paper at Aoi, “we actually get to see some action this time."

    “Now you’re talking.” With a small smile, the sister snatched it out of the air, giving it a onceover before snapping her fingers carelessly to summon a servant. “We’ll take it, Aoba.” Instantly, a crumpled red scarf on the ground would spin up into a flurry of sparks, before manifesting the familiar figure of the twins’ “servant” summon – Akano. With a simple transmission of thought from Aoi, the summon would begin dressing her in the familiar uniform of their guild – a very shapeless and very unpleasant full-body covering that took absolutely ages to put on. Neither one was a fan of it, but until they could acquire better clothes, this would be what they used.

    “Wait a second, Aoi…” Yet an exasperated comment from Aoba stopped the process, as the more reasonable one of the pair held up a hand. “You realize this will be the hardest job we’ve ever taken on? I’ve called the guild to set up a notice for another mage to accompany us – a higher-ranked one, too. I know you love the action, but you don’t want to die just yet, do you?”

    The bluenette’s eye twitched under her mask – it was always irritating how her brother seemed to try and hide behind stronger mages at all times. But if it meant she got to scratch that itch she’d been getting, sitting on her rear for the past few weeks…that would work for her.

    “We’re meeting them in Lavanitir Port City. Let’s go – you don’t want to be late, right?”





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    They will both be wearing the default HB uniforms for those not in a division, and their alias is "indigo".

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    Diana Winchester
    Diana Winchester

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    Post by Diana Winchester on Mon 15 Jul 2019, 06:14

    -Lavantiir Port City-

    The Midsummer Event in Sakuramori had been a pleasant change from the usual routine of sneaking into a city, then sneaking through the shadows to get into the right position to kill the target. Stiletto had attended the event with The Black Cat and Jericho and had won a challenging but entertaining ring toss game; her reward was an interesting mask that concealed her face and eyes and permitted her to defeat two fire mages and their young son without them seeing her real face. The trio had caught The Black Cat away from the event and were menacing her guildmate, but Stiletto had come to the rescue and knocked them all out without alerting the authorities to what was going on. While she and her guildmates had gotten away without incident and the newspapers had reported no criminal activity, the blonde would still avoid Sakuramori for a month or so to let the heat die down in case someone had made a report to Sakuramori police.

    Dressed in her Support branch guild armor, Stiletto was back on the job and sneaking her way through Lavantiir Port City to meet up with some guildmates, but they were not ordinary guildmates. They were a pair of twins and their alias was "Indigo", but that was all Stiletto knew about them. The blonde was curious to see how Indigo went about this assignment.

    Stiletto had not visited Lavantiir Port City since she had captured the mole on behalf of Richmond LTD, a client who suspected a mole in their ranks had been feeding sensitive company secrets to a rival company named J&G. What little heat there was had long since died down, so it was safe for her to return to the town for another job. Stiletto had opted to go ahead of Indigo to get into place early and to avoid police and mid-afternoon civilian foot traffic. In her considerable experience it was usually easier for guild operatives to sneak in individually instead of trying to slip in as a group.

    Sneaking through the abundant shadows cast by rooftops and the close proximity of buildings, Stiletto slipped through the back alleys of Lavantiir without anyone noticing and searched for a place to call a temporary shelter. She would hole up in the shelter and wait for Indigo to arrive before doing anything else. Stiletto selected a dilapidated wooden hut in a back alley a short distance away from the port district and checked for occupants. To her relief it was empty, so the operative quietly shut the door and claimed it for herself, leaving no prints to trace her by.

    -Inside the wooden hut-

    Stiletto quickly noticed that the hut was unfit for human habitation. The wooden roof was full of dime-sized holes that let in what little sunlight reached the back alleys. The "furniture" consisting of a crudely made wooden table and equally crude wooden chair was almost eaten away by termites and beer bottles littered the grimy floor in the right corner of the small hut. There were no toilet facilities to speak of... Stiletto could only imagine how the occupants relieved themselves when nature called.

    It was a place that only the most desperate of people would willingly call home, so it should avoid scrutiny. Stiletto would only be here until Indigo arrived and they went over the mission details. Once their meeting had been conducted the pair would move out and proceed with the mission, leaving the hut empty once again. Stiletto remained quiet and listened for any signs of Indigo.

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    Aoi and Aoba
    Aoi and Aoba

    Summer Special Participant- Player 
    Lineage : Seductor's Touch
    Position : None
    Posts : 244
    Guild : Hidden Blades
    Cosmic Coins : 0
    Dungeon Tokens : 0
    Age : 17
    Experience : 375

    Character Sheet
    First Magic: Akaito Contract Summons
    Second Magic: N/A
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    Post by Aoi and Aoba on Mon 29 Jul 2019, 15:17

    I FELL IN LOVE WITH THE MONSTER BEFORE I EVER SAW THE MASK.
    Aoba frowned down at his iLac after the twins got off the train, drawing nervous looks from the people around them. The HB uniform was very dark and quite menacing, so he frankly couldn’t blame them. Without giving the crowd so much of a glance, the boy pulled Aoi down the street, and into an alley where they could converse in peace. “So the guild member who has responded is known as Stiletto, a pretty high-ranking mage. She’s asked us to meet her in an abandoned home, somewhere around here…Let’s try and locate her before doing anything ourselves, okay?”

    Aoi raised an eyebrow, lips pulling down in a disappointed frown. “Are we seriously going to let some other guild member pull all the weight for us? That doesn’t sound very fun, y’know.” Tugging in irritation at the folds of her hood, the idol sent her brother a dark look, only to be silenced by a mental slap from the younger twin. “Fine fine, whatever.” Despite her complaints, Aoi was very well aware of how much better suited her sibling was to figuring out the more tedious details of a quest. Without his patience, she often found herself in rather undesirable situations. So it was with that halfhearted defeat that the twins moved back out onto the main road, navigating the busy streets of Lavanitir to find the location of the meetup.

    When they finally reached the location, even Aoba couldn’t help but take pause. The small hut was in the saddest of states, with drooping walls and a few defeated planks of wood that served as a roof. Hidden within the darkest corners of one of the sketchiest alleys they’d seen so far, the place gave off similar vibes to the creepy old house they had worked with Troubadour in. “Hey Aoba, do Hidden Blades people have like, some sort of addiction to nasty old huts?” Aoi let the message pass through her mental link with Aoba, coaxing a small mental smirk from him. “Sure seems like it.”

    With a sort of unsaid mutual agreement, the twins pushed open the door, peering into the darkness to get a glance at their senior. An elegant, masked woman lurked in the shadows cast by the drooping roof, radiating magical energy that caused the twins’ hair to raise on the back of their necks.

    “Damn Aoba, you said she was strong – you didn’t bother to specify how strong??” The mental message was passed in a whisper, echoing through the brother’s mind unanswered. Instantly more cautious, the twins slowly approached the woman, bowing in perfect sync as they sank into their characters.

    “Hello ma’am, we are Indigo. Thank you for agreeing to accompany us on this quest.” The two straightened in unison as perfect as their lilting speech, elegant yet mechanical in their movements. “You have been briefed on the details, correct? As you are our senior, do you have a preference as to how we start this mission?” They were set to kill a bunch of people – fairly straightforward. But as they had experienced with the Troubadour, other mages could be rather particular in how they wished a job to proceed.




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    Feed me your negativity! Talk some more about me - I know that you love me, love me~!



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    Diana Winchester
    Diana Winchester

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    Post by Diana Winchester on Thu 01 Aug 2019, 02:31

    Concealed inside the hut, Stiletto sat in silence to better hear her surroundings in case she was not quite as stealthy as she thought and had been discovered by either the Rune Knights, the local police, or a curious local who had tailed her with the hope of getting a reward for turning her in. As much as Stiletto wanted to avoid killing anyone who was not the target, she would kill to maintain secrecy and stealth. She thought she had heard the sound of footsteps and prepared in case she needed to silence someone permanently. Stiletto held her breath as the rickety wooden door opened... and in stepped two people in plain HB uniforms.

    Stiletto had just met Indigo, the set of twins who were HB agents.

    "Welcome, Indigo." Stiletto said calmly, her altered voice bearing no trace of emotion as she gave the greeting. She could tell that they were fairly new to the mage trade because of their weak magic signatures, but they had a little experience because their signature was not as weak as a novice's. Stiletto would do her best to make certain that they got through this job alive and that the job was completed. This would be Stiletto's first experience with any leadership position, official or unofficial.

    "I have some knowledge of what we are here to do. As I understand it, we are here to resolve a hostage situation for our client." Stiletto explained her understanding of their task to Indigo.

    "Some minor-league terror group has kidnapped the client's wife and is holding them for ransom. Our primary objective is to rescue the woman and ensure that they get to safety. We are to eliminate all the hostage takers. ALL of them. We are to leave none of them alive." Stiletto said to Indigo. It was a waste of time since they had likely been briefed as well, but just because she had a longer tenure did not make her infallible. Maybe they knew something she did not.

    "If the woman dies, this mission is a failure. Our best option for getting to her before she is killed is to move with stealth and speed." Stiletto impressed upon them. They did not need reminding of what was at stake. They were members of the same organization she was and knew what they were doing. Stiletto had to find a way to dispense with empty words and form a plan.

    "Before we make any moves, we need to scope out the area where the job will take place. I have not been there yet, so it will be new ground for me too." Stiletto admitted to the pair. She would have normally been on the scene scoping out the area before making her move, but on this occasion she was not working by herself. She had guildmates who were counting on her to provide solid leadership for the mission. Stiletto would have to lead them in the right direction and guide them so that the mission was a success.

    "I would like for us to conduct reconnaissance before making the rescue. How should we go about this?" Stiletto asked Indigo. It was not like Stiletto absolutely needed Indigo to accomplish this mission since the former was experienced in infiltration, but working with guildmates made life a lot easier. The experienced mage would give working with newer members a shot before making a decision on taking any more jobs with partners.

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    Aoi and Aoba
    Aoi and Aoba

    Summer Special Participant- Player 
    Lineage : Seductor's Touch
    Position : None
    Posts : 244
    Guild : Hidden Blades
    Cosmic Coins : 0
    Dungeon Tokens : 0
    Age : 17
    Experience : 375

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    First Magic: Akaito Contract Summons
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    Post by Aoi and Aoba on Fri 23 Aug 2019, 18:59

    WOULD YOU LIKE TO MEET THE MONSTER BEHIND THE MASK?
    Unknowing of the cautious measures she had took before entering, the twins tensed slightly as the woman began talking. Her voice sounded slightly odd, with a robotic and emotionless tend to it. Was she a cyborg perhaps, or was she using some sort of disguise for her voice? They could not be sure, and instead listened on to gather more information. With their question asked and introductions over with, Stiletto began to explain what she knew of the situation. As the blue-haired mages had expected, their senior had a good understanding of the situation already. They were to rescue a client’s wife from a terror group, and kill all those who were involved in the incident otherwise. The killing point was emphasized upon by the older woman as well, as that robotic voice lilted slightly on the word “all”.

    “Yes, that is what the job entails, indeed!” In a cheery tone, the twins once more intoned their words at the exact same time, in the exact same manner. “Stealth and speed sound like ideal strategies. That we can certainly do.” While it was very fun to charge on into a situation and let loose, Aoi could already feel Aoba’s mental wavelength slamming hard against her own, keeping her from acting on her own. “Let’s follow what she suggests for now.”

    Reluctantly, the elder of the siblings let herself relax, turning her attention back to Stiletto’s advice. Fitting her role as senior perfectly, she had already begun to lay out a plan. They were to scope out the area, and conduct some form of reconnaissance. Things were going well so far…until, of course, she had to play the role of teacher and ask them to suggest how to go about said reconnaissance. “This is all yours, Aoba,” Aoi muttered irritably. She had not the patience for the task of conducting reconnaissance in the first place, never mind planning one out.

    A muttered complaint came up from Aoba’s end, but he began feeding information through their mental connection anyways. “We, Indigo, specialize in disguise. We are able to create completely new identities and appearances, so how we might go about this is infiltrating the group.” Naturally, joining a terror group was not something so simple to do. Terror groups were distrusting of others in their nature, which meant they couldn’t simply try to join it… “Upon meeting a member of the group, we would be able to kill them and assume their appearance, and use said appearance to walk around the area more easily. Naturally, we wouldn’t know any particular passwords or codes of the group, but this is merely to get a feel of the area, correct?”

    They would now await Stiletto’s judgement on the plan Aoba had put together in a second. Aoi grudgingly admitted that her brother was far more suited for this segment of the job. She was the one who would have to take over once the fun part started, as usual. Hopefully Ms. Stiletto would not look down on her…not that she really could, with them pretending to be of one mind at the moment.




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    Diana Winchester
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    Post by Diana Winchester on Sun 25 Aug 2019, 02:59

    Stiletto gave a small, unseen smile under her mask that was destined to never be seen by the twin agents. It seemed that Indigo favored an approach similar to her own, choosing stealth and speed over raw power. Stiletto chose to believe that the alignment of approaches was due to a genuine belief in the subtle approach's effectiveness instead of an attempt to curry favor with the stronger mage and listened to the pair speak about their intentions to infiltrate and gain knowledge that way. Stiletto was somewhat impressed with how far ahead they planned and the clarity of their intentions. Perhaps Indigo was a better infiltrator than Stiletto... the stronger mage tended to work alone and keep her distance from the target, preferring to eliminate them from afar instead of insinuating herself into their entourage and making the hit up close and personal.

    Stiletto let them speak and was interested to hear that their intent was to kill a member of the hostage-taking group and take their place, then pose as said member to simply get a lay of the land before the trio re-united and made the big push to free the hostage. That was a rather good idea for conducting reconnaissance of the area. The veteran mage did not know the procedures of the group they would take down, but they had to have at least rudimentary security procedures in place to keep their hostage in and would-be rescuers out. Since Indigo professed themselves to be adept at infiltration and impersonation, she would give them a chance to prove their aptitude. But first she would speak to the pair when they asked about the purpose of their infiltration.

    "You are correct, Indigo. We are simply going to get a lay of the land before we effect the liberation of the hostage." Stiletto confirmed what they had asked of her. It would be prudent to know where all the entrances, all the exits, and other crucial parts of the building were before the rescue because trying to learn them once the lead started flying was a terrible idea. They would need to get the hostage out alive and get her out quickly to avoid mission failure. The trio would have to come up with an exit plan, but first it was time to let the twins know of her intention to let them conduct the reconnaissance of the building.

    "I will leave the reconnaissance to you, Indigo. You may use any means you deem necessary to accomplish your goal and I will support you if needed, but I suggest that you be mindful of our mission. We cannot afford to alert the captors before we are ready to make our move." Stiletto informed Indigo of the carte blanche they had just been given to gather information. Since her infiltration skills were only basic, she would let the more experienced agents take the lead and support them as necessary. Maybe the veteran mage was being too hands-off with her "subordinates", but what good would meddling in a field she had only a basic knowledge of do? It would be best to let them have enough leeway to make their own decisions.

    "Once you two have gathered the information we need, I suggest that our next step is to come up with an exit plan for the hostage. The hostage must be rescued and taken to safety or this mission will fail." Stiletto suggested to them. They had likely already started formulating the rudiments of a plan, but she still suggested the formation of an exit plan if one had not been forming already. So far Stiletto had a favorable impression of Indigo's approach towards missions. It would be on the twins to prove that their approach was a good one and that the freedom they had been given was not a mistake on Stiletto's part.

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