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Train Robbery [Team Self Modded Mission]

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Train Robbery [Team Self Modded Mission]

Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:08 am

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It's not about killing the mark in this assassination, but it's about sending a message. The client is a wealthy business tycoon who wanted to deliver a message to his competitors about what would happen if they were to be crossed. The fact that these two, Nozomi and Maru, were on this job was a bit overkill for a single mark. The only thing that made this job a bit different from the others is that the assassination of their mark is to be, intentionally, made public. Not only did they want their mark killed, but they want the news to cover it; publicized to ad nauseum. Their job wasn't to only kill the man, but to establish perceptual dominance for the client's company.

The smoke-stack of the train could be seen coming over the horizon as Nozomi, dressed in an extremely covering outfit could be seen upon the back of a horse. She turned her head to look towards Maru for a moment, hoping he actually wore something that would hide what he normally looked like. If he showed up in another schoolgirl outfit, she would probably plug him in the head and finish the mission without him. She did warn him that the two needed to be SERIOUS during actual Merces Letifer work. Dressing as a damn schoolgirl because of his patronizing weapon-spirit isn't going to help things.

"You see that, Maru? The train is heading towards us. Gear up and get ready to roll," she said as she reached to her hip to pull out her revolver, unclasping the cylinder to ensure she had a full cylinder of ammunition. After confirming her ammo, she reached down to her left leg to feel the two kunai, each with magical properties of return by her. Strapped to the side of the horse was her Anti-Material rifle. Maru was also given a horse just for the sake of travel and getting onto this oncoming train. As the train started to come into view over the horizon, a group of horsemen could be seen escorting the train. Clearing her throat, she pulled out her binoculars and looked into them to count the number of horsemen. "There are 5 horsemen. Two riflemen and..." she said as she tried to get a bead on the other three horsemen. "I can't tell what the other three are holding," she said before putting the binoculars away.

She holstered the Peacekeeper revolver and reached down to pull out her Anti-Material Rifle. She chambered a round and stared down the scope of her rifle. "I'm going to take a shot at these riflemen and then we're going to ride out. You ready, Maru?" she asked as she trained her sight upon one of the riflemen.

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Re: Train Robbery [Team Self Modded Mission]

Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:36 pm

Since it was about sending a message, their client wanted him and his beloved signature weapon to not only kill the man but make sure they had to make sure that it was known. Now for anyone that knew Maru, he is usually the center of attention in one way or another. Sometimes it's because of his unique abilities, maybe his appearance, but most of the time it usually be because he usually yells to get his point across. As Nozomi looked over to see what Maru was wearing this time, the rogue was dressed as a multi colored jester with a white eye mask. A small blue cape flowing in the breeze, and if you looked on his utility belt you would see a fancy looking M crest on the buckle. “Mardox, The Masked Fool and his ravishing Kensei spirit gazed into the distance at the oncoming train smoke coming from the horizon. Mardox smirks, when he first joined the Merces he thought it would be similar to Anbu life but people were paying for him to actually commit crimes.” He narrated to himself like he was in some kind of comic book, though in his narration he didn't even mention Nozomi. “As the fool looked, his living non-possessed item partner spoke to him. He listens to her talk for a moment, nearly forgetting that the living one was even around.” He snapped his head towards Nozomi.

She pretty much told him the obvious, the train was coming and to get geared up. Maru reached his hand to his face to pull out his signature weapon Kawaii from underneath his mask. He didn't really have to load her up since she more or less could reload herself, as long as she was bonded to him his weapon will never go empty. He looked at his horse then put his a hand on his chin, musket still in hand as he studied the animal before Nozomi said something about that there were 5 horsemen escorting the train. Two of them being riflemen but the other three she couldn't tell if they were armed or not. When she offered to take out the riflemen, the rogue nodded. “As ready as I'll ever be.” He said then began climbing into his horse to try something he always had wanted to try, the rogue getting on the horses back he finally got the chance to do that thing he always wanted to do.

Once he was seated on his steed, the rogue placed his hands on his hips then gave a pose allowing his small cape and his hair he shaped as a jester hat to blow I'm the wind. Letting the happy jiggle of bells ring from the bells he attached to the ends of his colorful locks. Then he realized something. “Uhhh Nozomi. These horses ain't gonna flip out when they hear your cannon thing go off right?” asked the clown.

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Re: Train Robbery [Team Self Modded Mission]

Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:00 am

Of course he dressed like a damn clown, why wouldn't he. She told him to take these missions seriously. Their job was to just kill the target, not make jokes or strike terror into people's hearts. She, herself, wasn't very fond of clowns; she found theme unsettling, unnerving, and unnecessary when it came to an assassination mission. If he dressed like that again in another mission, she's going to find herself a new partner regardless of how skilled he may be with a sword. Assassins are assassins. Assassins aren't clowns. Sure, one could say 'Assassins are scary. Clowns are scary. Perfect fit, right?' No! Not a perfect fit. One is getting the job done and the other is screwing around. Either way, what's done is done and she's going to need to have a word with Maru after this mission has been completed. That fool.

She was too busy right now, scoped in to look back towards Maru as he struck a pose, but asked a question about the horse. "My codename for this mission is Raven. Use it, Mardox," she said before tracking the rifleman with her scope. She adjusted the windage and elevation on her rifle. "They shouldn't. These WERE their horses after all so they should be quite used to the sound of gunfire," she mentioned as she followed one of the riflemen from about three miles away. Thankfully their higher-elevated perch gave her access to view them pretty easily. "If they do wig out, leave them and hoof it," she said in a matter-of-fact manner. The horses were really only for show (and probably for a bit of fun) but they weren't essential for the assassination, itself. They might be useful for hauling the loot back to the client though.

"On my mark, Mardox. 3," she said as she released the safety on her rifle while still concentrating on the target. "2," she said as she took a deep breath in and held it. She counted the 1 silently before pulling the trigger. The sound of lightning could be heard as she pulled the trigger with a bright muzzle flash. The bullet shot straight down towards one of the riflemen and before they even knew what was going on, one of the riflemen's head exploded, leaving a cloud of red-dust flying in the air. The body no-longer had a discernible head. "Mardox, go! Keep your headset on," she said as she pulled back the bolt and went to get her aim on the other rifleman.

The horsemen seemed confused about what just happened but were not happy with the fact that one of their own just had their heads exploded. It took a few moments but then the sound of thunder could be heard several moments after the kill. "Shit! Sniper! Protect the train!" one of the horsemen said. "George, check the ridge-line over there," the man said pointing over to where Nozomi and Maru were at. As the rifleman raised his weapon up to look up at the scope, his head met a similar fate of being turned to fine red-dust. After taking out the other riflemen, she pulled the bolt back to eject the empty casing and loaded in a new one. She aimed her eyes down the scope to see one of the men forming handseals. She took aim at that one man and fired. The bullet traveled only to get bounced off of some invisible force.

She put her hands upon her headset and spoke into it. "They are using a forcefield to deflect shots. Make sure you take them out up close. I'm on my way. My rifle isn't good for this engagement. Keep an eye on the one with the red-bandanna, he is their support."

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Re: Train Robbery [Team Self Modded Mission]

Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:39 pm

"Oh.” the masked fool said, it was a good thing that they were used to gunfire so he would have to worry about being flipped over then trampled on. So understanding what he was supposed to do, while she fired at the rifle men he was supposed to get close to them so before he went about heading off he began to weave handseals so he could be a bit more stealthy when he came up to them. With his handseals finally completed he was able to cloak himself and his steed inside of a Shadow Garb so he could mask all traces of his presence, including his chakra before letting the black flames make it look like he was melting into the ground but he was just allowing him to appear as a shadow himself on the ground. Nozomi was able to see the now Maru who looked like a 2d shadow fiery clown on the ground sitting on a shadow steed then two dimly glowing eyes opened from the shadow outline then it raised its hand then waved to let Nozomi know that he was ready.

On your mark…..get set…. YA! The 2d shadow horse cried as it speed off with Maru on its back from the crack of gunfire, then one of the rifleman bit the dust. The masked fool smirked, spreading his aura of despair to try to make the men more paranoid than they already were then another rifleman bit the dust as Maru traveled through the shadows unnoticed. When he finally got to a good enough spot he held his mask to hear Nozomi's voice coming from his built in headset in his mask. ‘So they using barriers now?’ he thought to himself. “Thanks, I'll get 'im.” He said before hopping off his horse then upon leaving the horses shadow garb had dispersed making the animals seem to appear out of nowhere when the black flames disappeared! The horse whinnied then began to run off as Maru tiptoed as he approached his target who hid himself inside of a invisible forcefield. He could hear the voice of his Kensei spirit instructing him on exactly what to do.’I think you should try taking one out with an attack that bypasses barriers just to be safe..’ though she wasn't physically manifested his Kensei spirit was able to see what was going on through her wielders eyes, perhaps it only affected things from a range, maybe only projectile attacks, they couldn't take any chances.

So Maru channeled his golden chakra into his fist, then leapt out of the shadows, rocketing at his target at a inhuman speed. “Fist of Virtue Kindness!” Catching his target off guard, the fool who hopped out of the shadows almost like a jack-in-the-box hit his target in the solar plexus, knocking his target off his horse then sent the horseman flying backwards before hammering into the man's mind with genjustu to make the horseman believe that his neck was broken before he used his momentum to grab another horseman who was close enough to the one he just too out to twirl in the air for a moment then moved his chest down hard with the man clenched in his hug to use the second horseman's head as a landing cushion then cartwheeled into standing while the second victims head was buried underground. “Welp four down, now all that's left is Mr headband.” the fool spoke, this was just like how he was doing mercenary work back when he was on the road without a village.

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Re: Train Robbery [Team Self Modded Mission]

Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:22 am

Nozomi rode down, whipping the horse's bridles and dug her spurs into the side of the horse to hurry and giddy-up. She beat-feet all the way down the ridge and towards where the train was. She looked towards Maru for a moment and clicked her headset. "I'm going to board the train, you should do the same," she said as she turned towards the speeding train and moved her way towards it, having the horse move parallel with the speeding vehicle. Once she started moving at about the same speed as the train, she adjusted herself to stand upon the horse before jumping onto the moving train. She used chakra upon her hands and feet to keep her attached before she used them to climb up, finding herself on top of the moving train.

She clicked on her headset, taking a knee as she stood upon the train. "I'm on. Ditch him and get on board, I'll deal with him," she said before whipping up a few handseals, causing the ground beneath the man to open up before the earth swallowed him up, closing the ground beneath him with the sound of rocks sliding across itself. Now that the final guy was taken care of, she waited for Maru to board the train before proceeding. She met back up with Maru and brandished her Peacemaker revolver before giving him a nod. "Nobody else needs to die. Just the mark, do you understand? But if they want to get rowdy inside, just incapacitate them. Remember, we have to send a message. This isn't a normal run-of-the-mill assassination. I swear to the gods this is the last job I'm doing with you if you aren't going to take this shit seriously," she said firmly, the sound of disappointment and anger evident in her voice.

She crept over towards one of the breaks in the train cars and jumped down towards the platform leading towards the door. She waited for Maru to follow before placing her hand upon the knob of the door. "You know how to do stick-ups right? Let's pretend that's what this is. But remember, ONLY kill the mark," she said before doing a countdown. She counted from 3 to 1 before opening the door to the train-car that their subject should be on.


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