Fairy Tail RP

Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.

• Patch Notes •                 • New User Guide •                • Guild Information •

    Forewarned Is Four-Armed

    Diana Winchester
    Diana Winchester

    Alt Account- Mythical- Quality Badge Level 1- Quality Badge Level 2- Quality Badge Level 3- Y-Rank- X-Rank- H-Rank- S-Rank- A-Rank- EXP Grinder- Jewel Grinder- Unknown Powerhouse- Unknown Legend- Achiever- Expert Achiever- Buddy Buddy- Sticking Around- Halloween Social- Halloween job event participant - Rich- Character Application Approved!- Magic Application Approved!- Complete Your First Job!- Obtain A Lineage!- Join A Faction!- Senior [500]- Novice [250]- Player 
    Lineage : Divine Huntress
    Position : None
    Posts : 782
    Cosmic Coins : 0
    Dungeon Tokens : 0
    Experience : ‭2,755,517

    Character Sheet
    First Magic: Silent Reaper
    Second Magic: Lunar Guardian
    Third Magic:

    Forewarned Is Four-Armed Empty Forewarned Is Four-Armed

    Post by Diana Winchester on 20th November 2020, 2:49 pm

    Job Details:

    Job Title: 100 Year Free-form
    Rank: 100 Year
    Job Location: Anywhere
    Solo Word Count: 11,000 words
    Group Word Count: 22,000 words
    Additional Requirements: N/A
    Job Description: Whatever the player chooses
    Enemies: Whatever the player chooses
    Reward: 150,000 jewels OR a custom Artifact weapon/armor/item - Must specify which when handing in the job

    Job Sign-Up: Page 37, Post Number 923


    _____________________________________________________________________________________

    Diana Winchester
    Diana Winchester

    Alt Account- Mythical- Quality Badge Level 1- Quality Badge Level 2- Quality Badge Level 3- Y-Rank- X-Rank- H-Rank- S-Rank- A-Rank- EXP Grinder- Jewel Grinder- Unknown Powerhouse- Unknown Legend- Achiever- Expert Achiever- Buddy Buddy- Sticking Around- Halloween Social- Halloween job event participant - Rich- Character Application Approved!- Magic Application Approved!- Complete Your First Job!- Obtain A Lineage!- Join A Faction!- Senior [500]- Novice [250]- Player 
    Lineage : Divine Huntress
    Position : None
    Posts : 782
    Cosmic Coins : 0
    Dungeon Tokens : 0
    Experience : ‭2,755,517

    Character Sheet
    First Magic: Silent Reaper
    Second Magic: Lunar Guardian
    Third Magic:

    Forewarned Is Four-Armed Empty Re: Forewarned Is Four-Armed

    Post by Diana Winchester on 20th November 2020, 3:53 pm

    -Snowfall Island, Decommissioned Military Base, early afternoon-

    Wearing all-white winter camouflage gear with SHG-IV Smart Glasses, Glowstick in her left side cargo pocket, and Saint Sinner Valentine slung on her right shoulder, Diana was riding on a Snowfall Island troop transport chopper while being briefed on her objectives. It had been only a few days since her cruise on board the Gambler's Paradise and Diana was ready to do some "real" work to keep her cover story current and to increase her bank account. The Snowfall Island military had contacted her because they needed the services of a freelance mage who could get things done and did not ask questions. Seeing an opportunity to make some progress towards earning redemption for her life in the shadows, Diana readily agreed to help.

    "A little over a year ago there was an... incident involving illegal human experimentation at this base. The scientist behind the incident has since been neutralized, but the by-products of their work remain. We've sent in multiple clean-up teams to an area several kilometers from here, but they've gone silent and we haven't heard from them in a week. We suspect that they've run into trouble. We'd like you to find out what happened to the clean-up teams and eliminate the threat if possible." Major Conway, a major who had served in the Snowfall Island military for over twenty-three years, gave Diana the brief version of her mission. He was a stern-looking man with fading black hair and a clean-shaven face.

    The major handed Diana a military-grade iLac to use so that she could keep in contact with him and get updates on mission objectives. Diana turned on the iLac and placed it in her backpack so that it would not get damaged or lost during the mission.

    "I see that you have SHG-IV Smart Glasses. That's good. We want you to get video and photographic evidence of the threat if at all possible so that I can send it to High Command." Major Conway requested.

    "Yes, Major." Diana replied calmly. The military man then frowned.

    "With that being said, we want any footage you get to remain here and remain classified. Any attempts to send the footage to a third party or capture it for later sale to a third party is a violation of the terms of your contract and will result both in forfeiture of pay and a thirty-year prison sentence at the minimum." The major informed her, making sure to emphasize the sentence that spelled out the consequences of any attempt to capture footage for later sale or sending footage to a third party. Such a warning was unnecessary because Diana always held up her end of the contract. To avoid any accidental leaks Diana had left her personal iLac back home and she had left Ami there as well. Diana would miss having an eye in the sky and air support on demand, but that was the price she would pay for progress towards redemption.

    "There is no need to worry, Major." Diana replied calmly. The major gave something approximating a smile for a moment and then continued the briefing.

    "Before we lost contact with the clean-up teams we received reports of them being attacked by a four-armed creature that stood on two legs. That's the threat you're being sent to find. The moment you spot it let us know so that we can send support your way. We've got armored units, helicopter gunships, and ground attack aircraft on standby." Major Conway gave her a little more information on the threat that the huntress would be facing. Diana blinked when she heard the extent of the support that had been mobilized to assist her in bringing the creature down.

    "We'd prefer that you eliminate it yourself if possible, but don't be a hero. If your weapons and magic don't work against it, call for support. We may have received reports that the creature's immune to small arms fire, but the transmission quality was poor and that report was garbled, so we can't tell you for certain. Our technicians are working on translating it as we speak." Major Conway told Diana. Again Diana was not terribly worried about that possibility. She had two types of magic with which to supplement Saint Sinner Valentine. One of them was bound to harm the target of the hunt.

    "Understood." Diana replied. She felt the helicopter stop flying straight ahead and start hovering over the site where she was to be dropped off. She hung onto the olive green webbing loop dangling over her head as the helicopter descended. This was only her third time flying on a helicopter and she was not quite used to that way of travel yet. Diana felt it land with a slight jolt and saw the side door being opened by a crewman in olive green flight suit and a flight helmet. The major stood up and handed her a blue armband with a black square in the middle.

    "Here, take this armband. It's got an IFF sensor that'll identify you as friendly to our forces so that you aren't subjected to friendly fire. It'll also identify you as friendly to the clean-up crews... if any of them are still alive." Major Conway informed her of its purpose. Diana slipped it onto the upper part of her left arm and secured it. The major then nodded.

    "Good luck, Miss Winchester. We're counting on you." He said to her. Diana nodded, then put on her polarized snow goggles and swiftly exited the helicopter. The door was then shut behind her.

    -Outside the helicopter, Snowfall Island-

    Now that she was out of the transport helicopter, Diana walked about four meters forward with her hands cupped over her ears while she was buffeted by the wind generated by its propellers. Diana walked halfway to the front of the decommissioned base and turned around just in time to see the transport take off and head for their home base. Once it was gone Diana observed her surroundings to get the lay of the land before starting the hunt.

    In front of her was a long, winding path that led both left and right. At the end of the left path was a lengthy tunnel that led to another decommissioned base and to the right was a path that gently curved by a frozen lake and led deeper into Snowfall Island. Diana opted to go right and walked forward, walking through the landing zone and crossing the neck of land that served as a bridge to the path. Once she was across she took a right and began walking towards the gently sloping curve that offered a majestic view of the frozen lake and the decommissioned base that had served as her starting point.

    [Post Word Count: 1,136]
    [Total Word Count: 1,136/11,000]


    _____________________________________________________________________________________

    Diana Winchester
    Diana Winchester

    Alt Account- Mythical- Quality Badge Level 1- Quality Badge Level 2- Quality Badge Level 3- Y-Rank- X-Rank- H-Rank- S-Rank- A-Rank- EXP Grinder- Jewel Grinder- Unknown Powerhouse- Unknown Legend- Achiever- Expert Achiever- Buddy Buddy- Sticking Around- Halloween Social- Halloween job event participant - Rich- Character Application Approved!- Magic Application Approved!- Complete Your First Job!- Obtain A Lineage!- Join A Faction!- Senior [500]- Novice [250]- Player 
    Lineage : Divine Huntress
    Position : None
    Posts : 782
    Cosmic Coins : 0
    Dungeon Tokens : 0
    Experience : ‭2,755,517

    Character Sheet
    First Magic: Silent Reaper
    Second Magic: Lunar Guardian
    Third Magic:

    Forewarned Is Four-Armed Empty Re: Forewarned Is Four-Armed

    Post by Diana Winchester on 21st November 2020, 11:56 am

    -Snowfall Island, on the path-

    Diana walked through the thin layer of snow that had built up on the path and eventually stopped at the curve in the path that overlooked the frozen lake and the decommissioned military base that had served as her starting point. She glanced and saw a sweeping vista of the frozen lake and the base. Diana stopped to look at the scenery for a moment before she resumed her mission.

    The huntress was not sure what kind of human experimentation had happened at the base and she was not going to ask. Her job was to scout the area and find the four-armed creature, not pry into Snowfall Island military secrets. Diana looked at the frozen lake and found a strange beauty to how its icy surface glistened in the sun. She had never seen anything like that in Bellum.

    Diana then turned away from the lake to resume her mission. She could go sightseeing later once she had completed her mission. The huntress walked up the path and continued to move towards the last known location of the clean-up teams before they had lost contact with High Command. If she went there first she might be able to find clues as to where her quarry had fled to.

    "This is Sergeant Anna Hudson and I'll be your contact from here on out. The last known location of the clean-up teams is roughly five hours from your current position. Major Conway suggests that you begin your search there." A female voice informed Diana.

    "Understood." Diana replied just before the wind picked up and howled in her ears. She would need to be careful when searching the area because the creature could take advantage of the howling wind to sneak up on her and turn her from the huntress to the hunted.

    -Snowfall Island, five hours later-

    It had been a long and cold walk in the snow with only the occasional contact with the female voice for company, but after a five-hour walk Diana had finally arrived at the last known location of the teams. She looked around the area to get the lay of the land and to figure out where to begin her search for the creature.

    It was an area that was largely open space except for a densely wooded area about 600 meters northeast of her current location and a cave that was about 400 meters northwest of her current location. Through the middle of the area ran a two-lane road that led into the forest. Diana thought she heard a transmission from her handlers, so she remained where she was and looked around her to make sure she was not being stalked by the intended prey.

    "We're picking up multiple IFF tags in your area. We're not sure where exactly they are, though. You'll have to search the area." Sergeant Hudson told Diana. Diana thought that a national military could afford the technology necessary to find their own men, but she supposed that they had suffered budget cuts or were in the process of switching over to said technology. The huntress would search the area for the missing men.

    "Understood." Diana replied. She instantly came up with two areas to search: the cave and the forest. Diana decided to check the cave first. Maybe the creature was far away and she would not encounter it in close quarters, which was why she had decided to go there first. Diana walked towards the cave and hoped that there were no hibernating bears inside.

    -Eight minutes later, inside the cave-

    Diana switched to her night vision mode and held Saint Sinner Valentine in her right hand as she entered the cave. It was a cave wide enough to easily fit a vehicle in... or a group of bears. Diana walked as quietly as she could through the entrance and walked twenty-five meters forward, seeing nothing of interest. Maybe this place was not where the men had gone missing, but Diana would search it just to be certain.

    Diana walked forward another twenty meters and did not encounter anything.

    "Miss Winchester, are you still there?" Sergeant Hudson's voice called to her.

    "I am still here. I am searching the cave for the missing men, but so far I am finding no signs of them." Diana reported. She walked another five meters into the cave and found bloodstains on the floor. She walked another ten meters and found several bodies believed to be the source of the bloodstains.

    Diana reached for the Glowstick in her left side cargo pocket and pulled it out, then bent it until a green light began to shine and fill the room. She then held it up so that she could see the source of the bloodstains, which was a family of bears that consisted of a mother and two cubs. They had been butchered by something with very sharp claws because they were lying in pieces scattered about the cave. Diana put away Saint Sinner Valentine and tapped the RECORD button on her Smart Glasses.

    "I have found three dead bears. You may want to get a look at their wounds." Diana said to Sergeant Hudson, then stood over the mother bear and held the Glowstick away so that her contact could see the deep wounds on the bear's body. The mother beat had been cut so deeply that it had almost been cut in half while the cubs had been cut in half by the mystery assailant's claws. The bodies showed no signs of bite marks, suggesting that the attack was not for the purpose of getting food.

    "Those... those aren't natural. They don't look like any wounds another animal could inflict. They're too deep for claw marks from another bear and they're too wide to be knife wounds. It must be the work of that four-armed creature." Sergeant Hudson opined. Diana remained silent and waited for further instructions, which were soon issued.

    "I'll send this footage to my superiors. In the meantime your next orders are to proceed to the nearby forest and search for the missing men there." The sergeant gave Diana updated orders.

    "Understood." Diana said. She turned the Record function of her glasses off, turned away from the dead bears, and made for the exit to the cave. Since the men were not here, there was a good chance that they might be somewhere in the forest.

    -Outside the cave-

    Diana exited the cave and immediately started towards the forest in the northeast as the wind howled and made hearing difficult. The huntress looked towards the forest and thought that she saw a target marker come up on her Smart Glasses, but it disappeared almost as suddenly as it had appeared. She shrugged it off as a falling snowflake or some other cause that could be attributed to the weather and kept moving without pause.

    Whatever had killed the bears was exceptionally strong. It had to be strong in order to take down a fully grown female bear defending its cubs. Diana looked on the ground for any footprints that could guide her towards the creature, but she did not see any. The bodies were old and the whipping wind and snow had conspired to eliminate any footprints that had been left by the mystery assailant. Without any convenient clues like footprints to follow Diana would just have to go into the forest and find the creature by looking for other clues it may have left behind.

    [Post Word Count: 1,254]
    [Total Word Count: 2,390/11,000]


    _____________________________________________________________________________________

    Diana Winchester
    Diana Winchester

    Alt Account- Mythical- Quality Badge Level 1- Quality Badge Level 2- Quality Badge Level 3- Y-Rank- X-Rank- H-Rank- S-Rank- A-Rank- EXP Grinder- Jewel Grinder- Unknown Powerhouse- Unknown Legend- Achiever- Expert Achiever- Buddy Buddy- Sticking Around- Halloween Social- Halloween job event participant - Rich- Character Application Approved!- Magic Application Approved!- Complete Your First Job!- Obtain A Lineage!- Join A Faction!- Senior [500]- Novice [250]- Player 
    Lineage : Divine Huntress
    Position : None
    Posts : 782
    Cosmic Coins : 0
    Dungeon Tokens : 0
    Experience : ‭2,755,517

    Character Sheet
    First Magic: Silent Reaper
    Second Magic: Lunar Guardian
    Third Magic:

    Forewarned Is Four-Armed Empty Re: Forewarned Is Four-Armed

    Post by Diana Winchester on 22nd November 2020, 12:10 pm

    -Inside the forest-

    Diana had just entered the forest and was only three meters away from the entrance when she noticed something unusual about it.

    The forest was quiet.

    Normally there would be birds chirping and wildlife moving about, but Diana was not seeing any signs of life aside from tree branches moving in the wind. The stillness and silence were unnatural for this time of the year. Even if the area was not teeming with birds, foxes, deer, and other wildlife, there should still be something moving in the woods, even if it was only a lone bear going back to its den. Diana continued to walk through the forest along the road and look for signs of the missing men.

    "We're picking up IFF tags deeper in the forest. Our equipment's brand new and hasn't been fully installed yet, so we can't pinpoint the location for you. It's all we can do to keep up with your tag." Sergeant Hudson informed Diana and dropped a clue that she was on the right path to finding the missing men. Diana was glad to received that clue because otherwise she would not know if she was on the right track or not.

    "I will search the forest for them. I will let you know if I find anything." Diana replied and put away her Glowstick, then continued walking along the road with Saint Sinner Valentine at the ready in case the creature that had killed the bears had gotten bored with hunting bears and was looking for bigger prey.

    -Deeper in the forest, one hour later-

    The tree canopy was getting thicker the deeper the huntress moved into the woods. There was still daylight, but it was weaker than it was when she had first entered the forest because the canopy was not letting much of it in. Diana was tempted to get out her Glowstick again for some light, but she was distracted from that by the sight of multiple small objects gleaming on the ground approximately nine meters to the northeast. Judging from the size and number of them they looked like bullet casings.

    Diana walked towards the objects and the closer she got the more obvious it became that they were shell casings. When she finally reached the area she found shell casings and a nearby assault rifle that had been cut in half by a powerful blow from an edged weapon. About two meters away and to the right of the assault rifle was its owner, a man in military winter gear who had been cut almost diagonally in half by a sharp object. He lay on his back in a spot with just enough light for him to be seen without needing the Glowstick and in his right hand was a semi-automatic pistol.

    Two meters to his right were three more dead soldiers. They had suffered some grievous wounds of their own. One man had nearly been decapitated while a second was missing an arm that lay two feet behind him. The third had been impaled through the chest and tossed away a full meter, where he lay face-down on the snow.

    "I have found four of the missing men. Unfortunately, they are all dead." Diana informed Sergeant Hudson. She saw that beneath the man was a pool of dried blood. It was uncertain as to whether the soldier had bled out or was killed before blood loss could claim his life.

    "What happened to them?" Sergeant Hudson asked.

    "One was cut across the chest with an edged weapon of some sort. The blow was so powerful that it almost cut him in half from the left shoulder to his right hip. The second was nearly decapitated, the third lost an arm, and the fourth was impaled through the torso." Diana replied with a brief and factual description of the lethal wound that had been inflicted on each soldier. Sergeant Hudson remained silent.

    "Do you need picture evidence?" Diana asked without sarcasm.

    "Yes, please. And we'd also like you to retrieve their dog tags if you can." Sergeant Hudson replied in a voice that took no pleasure in what she had requested.

    "Understood. I am about to take a picture shortly. Let me know when you get the image." Diana informed the sergeant before positioning herself in the best place for a picture of the first soldier. When she was in the right place Diana tapped the PICTURE button and heard a camera shutter noise followed by visual confirmation that the picture had been taken.

    "Are you getting this?" Diana asked the sergeant. She hoped that the command center was getting this because taking a picture of the dead soldier was something that Diana found to be unpleasant.

    "We've got it. The picture has been received. Now take his dog tags and continue looking for the others." Sergeant Hudson replied.

    "Understood." Diana replied and let the subject drop. She walked over to the dead soldier, reached down with her left hand, and gently removed his dog tags. Diana felt bad for what she was doing. The man had done something honorable with his life while Diana skulked in the shadows and killed people for money. Maybe killing the creature that had killed the soldiers would go a ways towards redeeming her soul.

    She took pictures of the other dead soldiers and felt more and more terrible for each set of dog tags she collected. Diana took a deep breath when she collected the last set. With dog tags in hand, Diana moved away from the dead soldiers and moved deeper into the forest to find the other missing soldiers.

    -Deeper in the forest, one hour later-

    Diana walked along the road and found a cluster of eight dead men in winter gear and numerous bullet casings and dropped weapons lying on the ground about ten meters from her. Diana took a deep breath. The unpleasant task of taking pictures and collecting dog tags was going to be repeated.

    "I have just found eight more of the missing soldiers. They are all dead as well." Diana informed Sergeant Hudson. The huntress head a hard SLAM of fist meeting metal come through the earpiece of her Smart Glasses.

    "Damn it." Sergeant Hudson hissed. The woman was clearing hoping to find a survivor or two, but there was no such luck. Diana had a feeling that none of the soldiers sent after the creature had survived, but she did not dare say that to the sergeant.

    "Your orders are the same. Collect pictures and their dog tags, then move on. We still have thirty-six more missing men who need to be accounted for." Sergeant Hudson replied after a grim silence. Diana's stomach sank when she had heard that number. She had already found a dozen of the men, a dozen men forming a single infantry squad. Forty-eight men was four full squads.

    "Understood." Diana replied. She was not liking what she was about to do. She took a deep breath and began walking towards the dead soldiers to take their pictures and collect their dog tags.

    [Post Word Count: 1,188]
    [Total Word Count: 3,578/11,000]


    _____________________________________________________________________________________


      Current date/time is 25th November 2020, 12:19 am