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 Post subject: Quiver full of Surprises
PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:15 am 
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"Well that was a fun day," Derrick said, sitting down at the workbench. The privacy screens were up so no other teams would bother them as they worked. "So, lightning and charged energy. Both want special arrows. Ideas?"

He'd already come up with several ideas for different arrows, sitting there explaining all of them would have been too exhausting. The only way he was going to be productive this evening was if he could get his creative juices flowing.

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 Post subject: Re: Quiver full of Surprises
PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:20 am 
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Laika found it hard to concentrate, especially after the day they all had. She sat there beside Derrick in a bit of a daze. "I'm sorry, what? Oh...arrows..." Laika rubbed the back of her neck and looked at a sheet of paper. "We need a metal that conducts lightning well."

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Name: Jennifer Hamilton Bewitching Seer
Sigils: Dryadin, Willowisp, Vienta, Vemous, Freija, El-Ahriril
Runes: Endorok, Nichser, Tier, Morpho, Unviro,
Quest/ORP on: Silver Wings

Character Name: Alice Springward Unlucky Witch
Sigil: Cherubim, Nariad
Runes: Destrok, Sentak, Vitale, defkon
Quest/ORP currently on: Mansion of the Sun

Name: Van Cheerful Thief
Sigi: Vienta
Runes: Destrok Morpho
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 Post subject: Re: Quiver full of Surprises
PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:30 am 
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"Best conductors are silver, copper, and gold, in that order," Derrick replied. "The question becomes how much conductive material we need. None of those metals are very strong, and they can get pretty heavy. But we could create a carbon-fiber shaft with a conductive coating or core. That would give us a high-strength, low-weight base we could build from. Just need to make sure any additions keep it balanced."

Derrick pulled out a tablet, which started drawing up the design of the arrow he was describing. Once the base was together, it split into several variants; one with a solid silver core, one with stripes along the outside, a few with coatings of varying thickness, and a final one with a conductive spiral around the outside.

"I'll get some simulations run with these designs to figure out the strengths and weaknesses of each," he added. "What about the tips? Diamond edged would have the most penetrating power, but there's no room for a non-lethal hit. That's ignoring the obvious cost element."

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 Post subject: Re: Quiver full of Surprises
PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:31 pm 
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"I don't think Geist would mind if it's non-lethal." Laika mumbled. "No one really wants to kill right?"

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Sigils: Dryadin, Willowisp, Vienta, Vemous, Freija, El-Ahriril
Runes: Endorok, Nichser, Tier, Morpho, Unviro,
Quest/ORP on: Silver Wings

Character Name: Alice Springward Unlucky Witch
Sigil: Cherubim, Nariad
Runes: Destrok, Sentak, Vitale, defkon
Quest/ORP currently on: Mansion of the Sun

Name: Van Cheerful Thief
Sigi: Vienta
Runes: Destrok Morpho
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 Post subject: Re: Quiver full of Surprises
PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 3:24 am 
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"We can utilize the goop Birch uses on us in practice," Derrick replied. "A small explosion would be enough to trigger it without harming aerodynamics. The stuff is partially conductive and sticky as hell. We can still give him a couple piercing arrows to account for non-human targets without breaking the bank."

"I've already got the plans ready for a chain-explosion arrow," Derrick added. "Ten mini segments that can each hold an independent charge. It'll take Sarah a little longer to prep, but the results should be destructive. Any other ideas?"

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 Post subject: Re: Quiver full of Surprises
PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 3:40 am 
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"Um, well...with Sarah...I was also playing with ideas for her cards. I want to make something that she can use to conceal the cards she has." Laika looked at a blank piece of paper.

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Sigils: Dryadin, Willowisp, Vienta, Vemous, Freija, El-Ahriril
Runes: Endorok, Nichser, Tier, Morpho, Unviro,
Quest/ORP on: Silver Wings

Character Name: Alice Springward Unlucky Witch
Sigil: Cherubim, Nariad
Runes: Destrok, Sentak, Vitale, defkon
Quest/ORP currently on: Mansion of the Sun

Name: Van Cheerful Thief
Sigi: Vienta
Runes: Destrok Morpho
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Name: Ramona Servant of Y'Leigha
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 Post subject: Re: Quiver full of Surprises
PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 4:40 am 
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"Hidden pockets are simple enough," Derrick replied, bringing up a diagram of a female human body. "Hips are easily within arm's reach and can be covered by a long jacket. Armpits are a common hiding place for firearms." He opened up his blazer to reveal his own harness with two pistols. "If she's got a quiver for arrows, we could add a hidden pocket for cards as well. Wrists are tricky; it's a convenient placement, but you won't be able to hide more than ten cards or so without impeding dexterity."

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Name: Grace Meredith
Status: Defending Veros

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 Post subject: Re: Quiver full of Surprises
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There was something on Laika's mind that wasn't allowing her to concentrate. She bit a fingernail and looked at the floor.

"Can you freeze water with food coloring and retain that color still?"

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Name: Jennifer Hamilton Bewitching Seer
Sigils: Dryadin, Willowisp, Vienta, Vemous, Freija, El-Ahriril
Runes: Endorok, Nichser, Tier, Morpho, Unviro,
Quest/ORP on: Silver Wings

Character Name: Alice Springward Unlucky Witch
Sigil: Cherubim, Nariad
Runes: Destrok, Sentak, Vitale, defkon
Quest/ORP currently on: Mansion of the Sun

Name: Van Cheerful Thief
Sigi: Vienta
Runes: Destrok Morpho
Quest/ORP currently on:

Name: Ramona Servant of Y'Leigha
Quest/ORP on: Free the Children


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 Post subject: Re: Quiver full of Surprises
PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 3:28 am 
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"Sure," Derrick replied. "You just need to be careful that the food coloring doesn't settle while the water is freezing. You have an idea for something?" He figured this wasn't about arrows anymore.

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Name: Grace Meredith
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 Post subject: Re: Quiver full of Surprises
PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 3:33 am 
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"I was just thinking....that maybe I can show someone that they can create a special kind of art that no one else can. That there's a beauty where they might only see ugliness." Laika spoke softly, looking at Derrick. If he was as smart as she thought him to be, he'd get the picture.

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Name: Jennifer Hamilton Bewitching Seer
Sigils: Dryadin, Willowisp, Vienta, Vemous, Freija, El-Ahriril
Runes: Endorok, Nichser, Tier, Morpho, Unviro,
Quest/ORP on: Silver Wings

Character Name: Alice Springward Unlucky Witch
Sigil: Cherubim, Nariad
Runes: Destrok, Sentak, Vitale, defkon
Quest/ORP currently on: Mansion of the Sun

Name: Van Cheerful Thief
Sigi: Vienta
Runes: Destrok Morpho
Quest/ORP currently on:

Name: Ramona Servant of Y'Leigha
Quest/ORP on: Free the Children


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 Post subject: Re: Quiver full of Surprises
PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 3:45 am 
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Derrick easily picked up on the hint. Laika wasn't being especially subtle, and she was hardly the first person to get involved in this particular issue.

"Are you scared to talk to me directly or do you think you can manipulate me to your point of view?" he asked flatly.

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 Post subject: Re: Quiver full of Surprises
PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:07 am 
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Laika immediately bristled at the accusations. "I'm not the kind of person who manipulates anyone! And yes! Maybe you do scare me a little!"

She got up, picking up her canvas bag. "I don't know anyone on this team well enough to be able to talk to anyone directly. I just know that some people need cheering up. I don't like seeing anyone sad or hurt. It pisses me off that I can't use my powers so that they don't need to use theirs. If I can at least make someone smile, I think I could be okay."

Laika turned to walk out the door.

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Name: Jennifer Hamilton Bewitching Seer
Sigils: Dryadin, Willowisp, Vienta, Vemous, Freija, El-Ahriril
Runes: Endorok, Nichser, Tier, Morpho, Unviro,
Quest/ORP on: Silver Wings

Character Name: Alice Springward Unlucky Witch
Sigil: Cherubim, Nariad
Runes: Destrok, Sentak, Vitale, defkon
Quest/ORP currently on: Mansion of the Sun

Name: Van Cheerful Thief
Sigi: Vienta
Runes: Destrok Morpho
Quest/ORP currently on:

Name: Ramona Servant of Y'Leigha
Quest/ORP on: Free the Children


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 Post subject: Re: Quiver full of Surprises
PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:19 am 
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"I got all that," Derrick replied, turning back to his work. "I invited you out here so you could focus on something you're good at, as well as give you a way to help the team. Someday, someone on this team is going to realize that I'm not completely oblivious to everyone's emotions. Probably the same day they realize I can be angry with someone without hating them. But I guess it's too easy to put me into this tiny little box; I'm the jerk who doesn't care about anyone, right?"

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Name: Grace Meredith
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 Post subject: Re: Quiver full of Surprises
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Laika stopped and looked back at Derrick. "I never said you hated anyone. When did I ever say you hated someone?" Laika blinked, confused. "I just feel that maybe Ramona needs a reminder that her powers aren't just for destruction."

"This has been happening for a long time hasn't it?" Laika raised an eyebrow. "People mistaking your love and disappointment with her to someone who hates and is disgusted or something to that length?" Laika blew a piece of hair over her head. "It's so obviously you're head over heels. That's why you have trouble expressing it well."

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Name: Jennifer Hamilton Bewitching Seer
Sigils: Dryadin, Willowisp, Vienta, Vemous, Freija, El-Ahriril
Runes: Endorok, Nichser, Tier, Morpho, Unviro,
Quest/ORP on: Silver Wings

Character Name: Alice Springward Unlucky Witch
Sigil: Cherubim, Nariad
Runes: Destrok, Sentak, Vitale, defkon
Quest/ORP currently on: Mansion of the Sun

Name: Van Cheerful Thief
Sigi: Vienta
Runes: Destrok Morpho
Quest/ORP currently on:

Name: Ramona Servant of Y'Leigha
Quest/ORP on: Free the Children


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 Post subject: Re: Quiver full of Surprises
PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:33 am 
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"Since day one, pretty much," Derrick explained. "Ramona's always had a warped sense of self-worth. We'd have one argument and she...well, she lost all perspective and dove into depression. For a while I kept my distance; she wasn't going to get any better if she had me feeding her ego all the time. That's when I started getting daily punches in the face and very little help with Ramirez trying to ventilate my skull. You may have noticed I don't hold high opinions of Leon or Graham."

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Name: Grace Meredith
Status: Defending Veros

Naem: Enzo Greyson
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