The sky was exceptionally clear on this beautiful summer day, a certain serenity undoubtedly filling the hearts and minds of those out and about in the hot, but not unpleasant midday sun. Of course, those that would find themselves enjoying time at the beach on a day like this were pretty lucky. It was the ideal location to spend a hot summer day, after all. The ocean was an ideal spot to cool off, almost crystal-clear tropical blue hues stretching out as far as the eye could see towards the horizon, the smell of salty air, the gentle crashing of waves, the occasional gawk of a seagull, and the mild wind that rustled the nearby palm trees rounding out the beautiful aesthetic of the season.
Naturally, the members of Silver Wolf could consider themselves especially fortunate today. The guild's planning had accounted for everything one might need on a day like this, and, of course, for an occasion like this. Today, the guild would host a beach party here on this little strip where the land met the sea. The reason for this was no particularly special occasion. In essence, Aspen looked at it as a team-building exercise, if anything, despite the fact that the anti-social Slayer could've done without it. Still, the fair-haired girl had been appointed an Ace of this guild by the woman she had met for the first time on the snowy tops of the Phoenix Mountains what felt like an eternity ago, Leona Jarnefeldt, the Guild Mistress of Silver Wolf. The girl was by no means enamored with the idea of holding responsibility of that sort, but ... it was hard to deny the fact that, over the years, Silver Wolf had become the girl's new home, far, far from the icy tundras and endless steppes of Pergrande. If she could give back to the group of mages that had essentially taken her in when she had nowhere else to go, if this was what it would take, then she would fulfill her role without any complaints, even if it included organizing a beach party, even if she would never openly admit this.
Thus, checklist in hand, the Slayer made her last round to make sure everything would be in order for the opening of "Mudcrab Cove", as it had been lovingly dubbed, a small and secluded area of beach west of the Guild Hall in the Phoenix Mountains, strolling past the open bar, where food, snacks, drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, and perhaps most importantly, a small machine containing an ice lacrima that, upon command, could produce all kinds of flavored ice creams, had been set up. A genius invention, without a doubt. That wasn't the only thing designed to keep the guild members entertained, of course. Her amber-colored eyes would wander over to another section of the beach, where some of the mini-games and activities, such as beach volleyball, had already been set up for them. Every Ace would present their own ones, stylized in the theme of their respective branch. Aspen could hardly believe that Silver Wolf had continued to grow at such a pace that divisions were now a necessity, but here they were. They would be introduced for the first time today, and she, of course, had also been assigned control over one of the three. That, however, was something for later.
First, she thought, would come the speech their Guild Mistress had been preparing, her gaze wandering once more before finally finding its mark, a wooden podium that towered slightly over the rest of the sandy shore. The girl wondered what Leona would say. Well, she would have to wait and see. For the sake of fitting in with today's theme, the Metal Dragon Slayer was dressed in something rather unusual and admittedly somewhat scant for her, a black Bikini, but she didn't mind the change from her usual jacket, shirt, and skirt look too much. It was a hot day, after all, and running around in her usual get-up would undoubtedly be rather uncomfortable. The girl gave everything a last look over. Any moment now the other members of the guild were sure to arrive, and her fellow Aces of the guild, as well as their Guild Mistress, were probably around here somewhere, too, busy with their own preparations. She hoped that everything would go over smoothly, but there was little to actually worry about, Aspen remaining hopeful, and, in a sense, actually looked forward to this party, though she would never make that known, her face and expression neutral, stoic, and hard to read as ever, though if someone looked very closely, perhaps they could see the faintest hint of a smirk on her face for but a few seconds. it had been a while since she'd gotten to simply stand back and relax, and today would be a welcome change from her usual busy schedule.
It was about time for the party to begin.
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OOC Note: This guild social at the beach is an opportunity for the current members of the guild to interact and get to know each other as well as learn more about the guild, the character's that it is comprised of, and the way it functions, both in theory and in practice. The Aces will present minigames to the members of the guild that can be participated in for a bit of in-character fun, and our very own Guild Mistress will direct a speech at the members of the guild. In short: Socialize with your fellow guild members and make some connections with your fellow wolves. Don't forget to show up in beach-appropriate clothing! The Guild Social is open to any member of the Guild. Guild members may also invite ONE character not in SW to this guild social. Please note that this is limited to a single character per participant.
The Word Count from this thread can be handed in as Free Form jobs at every participant's own leisure, of course. If everyone wishes, we can turn the thread in as one larger Free Form job of the highest available rank later on, as well.