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    Shaking the rust off

    Post by Anansia T'Ori on Fri Apr 01, 2016 1:01 am

    ((Because it's about time I come up with a level 10 power...))

    Date: 10/11/15
    Time: 6:00am


    Perhaps it made her something of an odd duck, but Anansia was both a night owl and a morning person.  Though it would be more accurate to say that she preferred her mornings to start much earlier than most other people's.  She preferred catching her sleep during the lazy late morning hours or early afternoon, if at all possible.  She always felt most productive around dawn or dusk, and only attempted to keep a semblance of a more normal schedule when she was trying to actually socialize with people.

    Currently, her diurnal preference was working in her favor.  It meant that there weren't many souls in the training center, so she could have space to work.  

    The task today was to relearn techniques.  There was much that she'd lost, and much that she'd let rot, and it was about time that she dusted off some of the old synapses.  Today, that meant remembering how to Pull.  This was more or less what it said on the tin:  Grabbing hold of some thing with her biotics, and tugging it into the air, to drift gently in her direction.  Later would come slinging the stuff around, but for now...

    So far, the largest objects she could manage were no bigger than a soft ball.  She'd practiced with fruit, at home, to Jeoff's annoyance (especially when he'd been trying to eat said fruit at the time), and with various sports equipment that was available at the training center.

    Today, it was sand bags.  She was determined to lift something, anything, larger than a breadbox.  She'd set several up in a pile and was currently standing across from them.  Without the blue-black glow of her biotics as a visible sign of her efforts, the scene probably would have been quite hilarious:  A slender, purple alien in black work out clothes, posing dramatically with her arms outstretched at an inert mound of lumpy sandbags.  

    As it was, the only meaningful difference was that her outstretched arms were distorted by the eerie glow of the biotics, and one of the sandbags was similarly flickering with blue-black sparkles.  

    It was, however, staying firmly on the ground.

    Blast.
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    Re: Shaking the rust off

    Post by Kyoko Sakura on Tue Apr 12, 2016 5:53 am

    ((Your tag mentioned passers by, hope you don't mind Kyoko passing by!))

    The lilac alien soon earned a spectator, in the form of a human teenager with striking red hair. Tied back into a pony tail with a black bow, her hair bounced lightly as Kyoko watched from the corner of the training center. It was as if the girl had only just appeared there, and Kyoko was still in her magical girl outfit; boots, detached sleeves, light pink skirt, and wine red dress with ruffles along the bottom. Most striking of all was a bright red gem that seemed to be part of her dress. The gem, oval in shape and narrow, lay over the spot where neck and chest meet. It had been a long night, keeping watch over the Outer District to see if any witches hatched. None did though, which was almost disappointing. The grief seeds supply was getting low, and Kyoko had been itching for a good fight...

    Eyeing the strange woman, the teenager almost considered trying to have a spar with her. Occasionally Kyoko dropped by this area to see if anybody was up for a good tussle. This woman in particular looked like she was already busy...doing exercises of some kind. Though whatever her moves were, Kyoko had never seen them before. In fact, it just looked like the woman was stretching. The magical girl nearly turned to leave, before she caught something out of the corner of her eye; sparkles. Bluish black in color, the woman's arms were glowing with it. Her arms were pointed at a pile of sandbags, one of which also flicked lightly with the same sparkles.

    In the end, nothing happened to either the strange woman or the bags of sand, but Kyoko's attention had already been grabbed. Her mouth turned up into a curious grin, though the sound of something grumbling kept her from staying. Her gut wiggled, groaning in protest as it loudly alerted Kyoko that she was about due for breakfast. Crouching on the ground for a moment, Kyoko kicked upwards and took off, her steps quick and light. Soon, she was bouncing along the rooftops of the buildings in the city as she drew closer the the inner city. Still, in the back of her mind, she was very intrigued. Just what were those sparkles...?
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    Re: Shaking the rust off

    Post by Anansia T'Ori on Fri Apr 29, 2016 1:05 am

    ((Not at all!  Anytime~))

    At the edge of her peripheral awareness, Anansia was vaguely cognizant that she'd attracted some attention.  But, at the moment, she could spare very little of her actual attention from her task, instead letting her subconscious file away the detail until it became particularly relevant.  But, when she caught movement of the person moving to leave, the asari's gaze flickered to the side, taking in for a brief moment the general impression of a humanoid shape, vibrant red hair and matching red outfit.  No one familiar - but then, who was anymore?

    Her neck twinged, and Anansia relaxed, rolling her shoulders to keep them from cramping.  It shouldn't be this difficult to lift a simple sand bag.  It should have worked.  Therefore... was it a mental block?  Or possibly some subtle difference in the laws of the Breach, in comparison to the laws in her own universe?  Some combination of the two?  Or, perhaps, her skills were just so rusty that she really didn't have the biotic power to lift anything particularly heavy, much less sustain it.

    Perhaps she needed to... think outside the box.  

    So, if lifting was out of the question... Anansia took up her stance again.  This time, instead of attempting up, she simply tried to focus on pulling the sandbag towards her... and, in a moment, she had it creeping forward across the floor, moving in her direction.  Well!  Progress, at last.  However, she could tell her "grip" on the sandbag was still rather tenuous.  If she'd been trying to grasp a living being, they would have little trouble resisting.  So, gently tugging someone slightly in one direction was... less than useful.

    Hm.

    What about gently tugging someone in multiple directions at once?  Not enough to knock them over, perhaps, but maybe to guide them into a biotic strike or a bullet?  Or at least inhibit their ability to dodge?  That was a thought...

    An initial test revealed she could manage two directions at once, more or less.  By the end of the next hour, she had managed three with some consistency.  At which point she decided it was time to take a break and get some food and rest, before the headache that was beginning to rear it's ugly head got any worse...

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