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lucke ([personal profile] lucke) wrote in [community profile] capeandcowl2013-11-11 11:31 am

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[Nobody would recognize it as he's (surprisingly) had no company yet, but the video opens to a wide shot of Lancer's apartment. Compared to most, its rather spartan and seems to have only the basic requirements of comfortable living. Empty booze bottles and all.

That is aside from the rows upon rows of racks containing hand carved wooden weaponry, organized by type, lining the walls. Sitting in the midst of all this on the corner of his bed, Lancer has another such weapon balanced on his knees that he's delicately carving with fine tools.

Along the core of the sword are a series of blocky runes (some of our more learned audience might recognize as Celtic) lined up neatly like script. Seemingly finished with the last one, Lancer runs a finger along the carvings. As if warming from his touch they begin to glow a soft, amber hue.
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Oye. Fellow imPorts. As it seems to be the custom, let me start by posing you a question: How ready are you to deal with a crisis?

As far as I understand our situation, that lazy bitch Lachesis pulled us all here to do her dirty work. I guess I can give her credit for graciously bestowing those of you that lack the skills of a warrior great powers. But when it comes to war, a weapon is only as deadly as the master wielding it.

We won't be catching a break either: Vulcanus, Red Death, aliens, monsters, alternate dimensions. Heck even the natives of this world. It seems everything is out to get us and its not going to stop. So all we can do is be ready.

I've been talking with a few of you but I thought it was about time to announce my plan to everyone.

[With measured steps he makes his way to one of the nearest racks and places the sword with its brothers before turning back to the screen.]

I'm putting out a call: On November 15th, all those with concern for the well being of others and with any skills worth being passed on to your fellow mates-in-arms will gather for a little training festival. It doesn't need to just be martial skills, but anything that can help a man or woman be prepared for strife and conflict.

Those of you that wish to benefit from this need only bring yourselves and your determination to improve yourself. We can take care of the rest.

[After his heroic speech he seems to deflate a little, putting his hands on his hips and tilting his head a little to the side.]

This is kind of a grand undertaking. And I'm also not above asking for a little help getting this organized. So if you have any alternative ways of supporting the community, I'd be thankful for your assistance. No one man makes a village.

But I will be giving it my all to whip you so called 'Heroes' into shape! So bring your A-Game! And trust me-

[With a crisp snap of his fingers, all the weapons suddenly hummed to life; the runes engraved in each blossoming in multicolored hues like a bed of hanging flowers.]

I'll be ready for you.

[ooc: Hiyo! If anyone would like to discuss specific plotting stuff feel free to PM me, add me on Plurk (Andaluth) or hop on the plotting post located here!]
symmachy: cosmicons @ ij (pause.)

[personal profile] symmachy 2013-11-11 09:18 pm (UTC)(link)
[she's still grumpy about jack's death]

You're showing off.
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[personal profile] symmachy 2013-11-11 09:39 pm (UTC)(link)
I didn't teach you that.

[she probably did]

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[personal profile] gandere 2013-11-11 09:51 pm (UTC)(link)
Lancer... you're alive?

[ Does she mean he's been so quiet as of late or is her concern founded from something else? ]

Wait... what are you going on about now?
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[personal profile] gandere 2013-11-11 10:03 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Swallowing hard. ] Do you think I'm the one who directed that? I told you that man is my... he's my ally.

[ Besides, she wouldn't leave Lancer without a backup Master. ]

--But yes, how are you alive without your Master?

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wild_roar: (mask - this story is boring)

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[personal profile] wild_roar 2013-11-12 12:04 am (UTC)(link)
[making a face at the display of swords and magic.]

Well, I'm not exactly into the whole fantasy-warrior thing by any stretch, but if you're looking for Heroes to train people...

[hmmm thinking about it]
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[personal profile] wild_roar 2013-11-12 09:03 pm (UTC)(link)
I suppose if you need a morale-booster, I'm the guy. I've talked to prospective heroes before, and I've been trying to mentor some of the Phantasm kids. Might as well extend that to people with real powers.

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waiting: (a little vision of the start)

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[personal profile] waiting 2013-11-12 08:38 pm (UTC)(link)
Huh. Impressive light show.

[ Yes, that's his initial impression. Maybe there's more to this guy than being just another muscle head, and Bradbury has to absently adjust his mental estimation of him to accommodate that. ]
waiting: (raise my flags don my clothes)

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[personal profile] waiting 2013-11-14 06:44 am (UTC)(link)
Sounds like you're counting on things getting intense. You ever do this kind of thing before?

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retropolis: (ℳ | silently and pleasantly judging)

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[personal profile] retropolis 2013-11-12 10:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh -- oh. That's a wonderful idea! I've been saying from the start [ well, "the start" being when he arrived ] that those of us with experience ought to lend it to all those just starting out. It's extremely dangerous, jumping into heroics without any kind of training.

[ And he is, of course, impressed by the special effects. Not too ostentatious or anything. ]
retropolis: (ℳ | #white people)

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[personal profile] retropolis 2013-11-15 06:38 am (UTC)(link)
Why thank you. [ It's been a while since he's heard that, but he appreciates flattery always. ] You as well. Everyone else seems to bent on their own pride and "independence" to want to bother with formal instruction, but experience can't just grow from nothing.
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[personal profile] wisecracked 2013-11-12 10:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Eh, no my kinda thing but might be fun to watch. [She might possible be talked into actually joining in, she's a sucker for attractive guys.]

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[personal profile] xxii_thefool 2013-11-13 01:16 am (UTC)(link)
Hmmmm~

[She draws the sound out in a long upward inflection, equal parts amused and interested.]

It sounds like a great idea. I'll look forward to it!

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[personal profile] promised_victory 2013-11-13 02:06 am (UTC)(link)
You will have my sword, Lancer.
boobwindow: (dodson's boob window is weird)

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[personal profile] boobwindow 2013-11-13 02:31 am (UTC)(link)
[ ID reads Power Girl. ]

Just tone down the gendered insults and I'm in.

A great way to see who's capable of what and who needs to sharpen their skills.
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themisfit: (I like talking.)

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[personal profile] themisfit 2013-11-14 11:19 am (UTC)(link)
Well. I am certainly not one to have others flying blindly into crises, especially if they've a willingness to learn.

The Institute has been normalizing over the years, with fewer and fewer imPort students. We do, however, maintain sophisticated training facilities, in keeping with the school's original intent. If nothing else, I'd be glad to set up courses for those interested in training.

If the longer-term is not what people are looking for, I can provide rudimentary lessons in various subject useful to super-heroing.

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