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Aegis Academy - Arc One: A Single Step

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Aegis Academy - Arc One: A Single Step

Postby bleachfreak247 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:08 pm

An hour from Lake City, a vacation spot for those who loved the clear water and the cities general air of freedom and fun, sat the Aegis Academy, a university famous for it's rather pointed celebration of mulitcuturalism, as well as it's broad selection of subjects to stufy.

Deep beneath the Academy, however, was the Hero Programme, dedicated to training the next generation of Heroes, the next Revenant, Paragon or Synapse. The facility was, of the many around the world, in the top ten for the number of graduates.

One of the rooms in the underground was the Grand Stage, where the students gathered for assembly and emergancy meetings, and it was now where the newest young people who wished to be heroes sat waiting.

A screen descended, a soft grey background formed and a tall dark skinned man stepped into view, looking down at them with an almost tangible aura of strength and authority. He waited for almost half a moment before he spoke, his voice calm and even.

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"Hello, my name is Samuel Brent, some of you may know me by the code-name Gallant"

There was a ripple through the crowd, Gallant had been a powered armour hero well known for his various armours, vehicles and weapons being medieval themed, before he retired and built a technology company as well as a PHC* before dropping off the map.

"Today, for some of you, will be a day you look back on fondly, it'll be the day you took your first steps towards being heroes, it'll be the day you remember with pride with joy. I cannot say for certain who amongst those people are, but i look forward to finding out. I hope one day i can look up and see you pass by, fighting the good fight and being the heroes you call hope to be.

This world of ours is filled with darkness, and those who stand against it can fall, the war we fight has claimed many lives and will claim many more. Some of you may be the victims of the war, but remember..."

The screen turned pitch black, aside from a flickering white light then glowed in the palm of his hand

"Even in the darkest of all days, a single candle can push back the night and lead us forwards into the light and with that in mind, rise up, all of you, and take your first steps towards the light."



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Re: Aegis Academy - Arc One: A Single Step

Postby poodle » Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:23 pm

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CND: nervous

Zephyr looks around the assembled students and the man on the stage. "What the hell am I doing here? Just what I need. He'll have it in for me as soon as he meets me. They all do."
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Re: Aegis Academy - Arc One: A Single Step

Postby Unkabear » Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:16 pm

Sarah

Sarah watches, Samuel Brent is a legend! She knows that she can do this! Sarah knew that she was just trying to psych herself up, but darn if she wouldn't keep trying.

She continued to keep herself calm by counting students in the auditorium, not with a visual head count, she was feeling the vibrations in the floor, counting by row.
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Re: Aegis Academy - Arc One: A Single Step

Postby Cosmic Hunter » Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:21 pm

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Condition: Listening

Randall shifted in his seat a little bit. He wasn't used to sitting in such a surprisingly comfortable seat. He wasn't used to any of this. Where were the armed men at the exits and sides of the building? He certainly didn't see any such person sitting or standing anywhere within the audience. However when Mr. Brent began to speak he certainly took the time to listen. Randall had to admit the man had a level of charisma about him that was more than admirable. Only a few members of the Watch Grounds had those types of skills, but this man had them in spades. The speech was quite well planned and informative, but it wasn't commanding or authoritarian in the slightest. It was a pleasant change of pace he had to admit. This was certainly going to be an interesting place to say the vary least.
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Re: Aegis Academy - Arc One: A Single Step

Postby Zen_Gypsy » Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:38 pm

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Hero Points: One.
Condition: Uncomfortable & Anxious.

She looked around uncomfortably as the lights dimmed prior to Mr. Brent's opening comments. She was nervous in an enclosed space with this many people, if her concentration slipped, even for a moment, it could have disastrous effects. That's why she had chosen her seat with such care, located at the rear and to the left of center, few students around her to distract her, or break her concentration. She had to close her eyes to focus on his words, and therefore presented an image of indifference.

It was only when she felt the light and heat of that single flame, that simple image ignited a spark in her. No student was close enough to see the flames dance across her eyes, or feel the temperature kick up a couple of degrees before she closed her eyes again and regained her calm.

" ... rise up, all of you, and take your first steps towards the light."


Her eyes still closed, she stood up slowly. Hypnotized by the soothing calm, and confidence behind his words.
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Re: Aegis Academy - Arc One: A Single Step

Postby bleachfreak247 » Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:41 pm

No-one else?
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Re: Aegis Academy - Arc One: A Single Step

Postby poodle » Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:43 pm

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CND: nervous.

'play it cool' Zephyr thinks to himself. He stands up,trying to act like it was what he was going to do anyway.
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Re: Aegis Academy - Arc One: A Single Step

Postby bleachfreak247 » Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:27 am

On screen, Brent managed a slight mysterious smile
"Today is the beginning, a journey of a thousand miles begins with but a single step. Good luck to you all"

The screen fades to black and is replaced with a blue kite shield icon, the symbol of the Programme.

In front of every person, regardless of where they're sitting appears a piece of paper with the names and room designations of each student.

Ok, for all of you, your room designation is "Brent Building, East Wing, Fourth Floor". Think a medium sized mansion, in the entrance hall is a pair of stair cases, one going east, one going west. Each floor of either wing is for a team of students in the programme. You're all kept seperate because some of the tests are team based and if the other team knows too much, they gain an advantage. You can mingle, but you have to be careful about revealing things such as your powers.

Also, everyone gets their own room, styled to their taste
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Re: Aegis Academy - Arc One: A Single Step

Postby Zen_Gypsy » Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:18 pm

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Hero Points: One.
Condition: Wants to lay down ...

It was an impressive enough building when you looked at it from the outside. Comfortably appointed Residences. The student information package was almost too modest, the Brent Building was a mansion.

A beautiful colonial mansion, with wide double doors flanked by tall columns. Upon entry it was even more luxurious, warm and inviting hardwood flooring, with wide sweeping stairways curving upwards, leading one to the upper floors. She walked down the hallway, looking for her room, until she came upon it.

Again tastefully decorated, there was even a drawing table set up for her. She smiled inwardly, and set her bag down on the bed. God, she was tired, and she wished she could relax, but that wasn't going to happen anytime soon. According to the rules, she had to maintain her physical form indefinitely, and and while she wanted to be normal just like the kids downstairs, watching the big screen in the rec room, playing pool and laughing, she couldn't be sure. And it was hard to trust herself with everything that had happened in the past two years.

She left her door open, to keep an eye out for her new roommates, but at least she could draw, she sat down, taking out her pens and pencils, and began to work on some new designs. Dresses, and blouses, in orange, and yellow and rust, asymmetrical, layered with a depth of fabric and texture. Chaotic. And beautiful. Just like her.
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Re: Aegis Academy - Arc One: A Single Step

Postby Cosmic Hunter » Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:44 pm

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HP: 1
Condition: a tad confused but getting better.

Randall got up from his seat. He was still amazed by the lack of guards. Though he had to remind himself that he wasn't exactly home at the moment. He followed the various directions to the building as close as he could. He only managed to get lost a couple of times before he finally made his way towards the correct building. He had never seen a building like this one before. When he walked inside he was amazed at how...Expensive everything appeared. It was like well, stepping into another dimension. He made his way up to his room and was amazed at how...Spacy it actually was. He certainly wasn't used to the idea but something told him that it would grow on him. He noticed his things, however few there were, were arranged very neatly on his side. He set himself down onto the bed and decided to well, stare up at the ceiling for awhile. He wondered what his classes were going to be like, and what his teammates were going to be like. At least he couldn't say this was going to be a boring experience.
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Re: Aegis Academy - Arc One: A Single Step

Postby bleachfreak247 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:05 pm

From the center of the suit, the main area connecting everyone's bedroom comes a womans voice, sharp and business like
"Everyone in the central room, it's time for meet and greet. No excuses"
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Re: Aegis Academy - Arc One: A Single Step

Postby Unkabear » Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:37 pm

Sarah

Sarah stood up and waited to make her way to the end of the isle. She did what she could to avoid elbowing people, but she could feel the press of the crowd behind her. She could feel the press of everyone gathering and stepping.

She did what she could to keep with the press as best she could. Flowing with everyone, wondering how she would keep with everything, keep her identity secret while moving forward in the next few years. So much was on her shoulders. She would do what she could to make her grandparents proud.
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Re: Aegis Academy - Arc One: A Single Step

Postby MrMellow » Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:31 pm

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Hero Points: 1
Condition: Pensively morose.


It was, despite his otherwise so ordered and overachieving persona, pretty typical of Edvard to be at least a few minutes late. Once, he'd considered it his greatest failing; he was just too much of a time optimist and too demanding of himself and whatever he did when it came to certain things not to end up either running late or working overtime. Introductory speeches and formalities though, were almost always the same, he figured. As with people, it was better to separate the frills and formalities from the actual working parts and processes. If one didn't have the time or room for the former, then you should get done with the latter so fast and thoroughly that people didn't question you, and then make yourself scarce.

Of course, he had to admit to himself that a major part of it had also been the fact that he hadn't expected he'd be staying on campus. He'd found a couple of rooms he might have been able to rent, but for various (and very good) reasons the teachers hadn't wanted to hear of it. Of course, those were almost the same reasons as for his reluctance.

At least he'd have the room to himself though, the dour-faced Swede thought to himself as he stood, one huge suitcase in his hand and a rucksack on his back, surveying his almost ridiculously spacious room. That or whoever was supposed to sleep in the other bed hadn't showed up yet. Since it seemed that most of the others had been able to hand off their stuff or prepare, that seemed unlikely. Well, at least that was a relief then. He swung the obviously leaden suitcase around with ease and set it against the foot of one bed, shrugging off the backpack as well. Then, with a long and relaxing sigh, he sat down and closed his eyes, gathering his thoughts.

It couldn't have been more than a minute though, before a voice piped up from somewhere out in the hallway. With an emphasis on "piped". Having slid down onto the floor, Ed grimaced and pushed himself back to his feet with a grumble. He tossed his jacket on the bed, then walked back out and headed toward the common room.
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Re: Aegis Academy - Arc One: A Single Step

Postby Cosmic Hunter » Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:06 pm

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Condition: Fine


Randall heard the chime of the intercom and was a little curious what they could possibly be gathering for? He was sure they weren't gathering for the daily work schedule or to get the normal talk about they being nothing but workhorses and only good for building society so others didn't have to. Perhaps it was similar? Whatever this dimensions' equivalent for teenagers or powered individuals was. He checked the pockets of his jeans, and than adjusted his plain white cotton tee-shirt. He was still getting used to the fabric, as it was fairly different from his work suit. He figured when it came to physical activity he would wear it, but now something more... Normal seemed appropriate for the occasion. He got up from the bed and walked with his head held high and made his way to the central room. A meet and greet would certainly be interesting to say the least.
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Re: Aegis Academy - Arc One: A Single Step

Postby Unkabear » Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:15 pm

Sarah

As Sarah entered the assembly she placed herself just off to the side, away from where the press of people would gather, but also where she could see people enter & leave, as well as be seen. She really didn't know anyone here, but she guessed that she would have a chance to become friends with her new team.
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