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December 17th, 2017, 5:42 pm #21

Gritting his teeth, Alex turned away from the doors, still holding on to the dealer. Dice? Who gives a fuck about your dice right now, we've got bigger issues. Alex flew past the creature, aiming for the back maintenance door. "I NEED MY DICE!!!!" The dealer wouldn't stop struggling to break free, pulling Alex toward the table. Rrrgh. He wasn't getting anywhere with this struggling, but he had to keep the dealer alive. "FINE!" Alex planted his foot, turning forty five degrees, and shot off like a bullet towards the table. There were five stumbling patrons around the table, and Alex caught a glimpse of the dice laying on the ground behind them.

Reaching inside his jacket, Alex pulled out his knife. Flipping to grab it by the blade, Alex threw it with all his strength at the closest patron. It rocketed towards the creature, striking it square in the forehead, and sinking in almost completely, with only a small bit of the hilt poking out. The creature crumpled, apparently dead for good. Everything's got a weakness. Striding forward purposefully, Alex reached down and yanked his knife from the creature's head. He recoiled at the stench of rotting brain matter. Glancing towards the other four, he grinned. "Your turn."

Alex shot out his arm, quickly stabbing the last creature between the eyes, sighing in satisfaction. The dealer scrambled over, quickly picking up the dice, also letting out a sigh. "Come on." Alex grabbed the dealer's wrist once more, heading for his original destination. Quickly, Alex pulled the man towards the heavy metal door. Reaching for the handle, Alex pulled, unsurprised that it was locked. "Hey, you got a key for this thing?" Alex glanced back to watch their rear, and paled. The things had followed them, at least forty of them all heading towards the two of them in a horde. There was no way to escape to the sides. Leading the pack, Alex recognized Lee's frame. Fuck me.
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December 19th, 2017, 1:08 am #22

The fast-moving Alex Snow was like a light to moths; his tenacity and physical prowess making him more appealing to the necrotic parasites. Taking no heed of those that fell, the infected gamblers went after the man in the impeccable suit. Clutching his dice, the dealer decided it was best to let the game continue as it was probably going to save his life. A gargling hiss came from above as a female leapt high into the air in order to get past the horde. Her agility was remarkable. A hulking (former) Asian prince sent a few tables flying with a single swipe and turned his bloodshot eyes on Alex. The mindless man’s strength was absurd. The main floor was quickly becoming something of a horrifying scene with frightened guests take shelter wherever they could. Some hid under tables while others attempted to climb onto the bar and make their way up to the second floor by scaling the Kitty Cat engraved décor on the walls.

No one was safe from the sickened nobles, who had already fed on a dozen unfortunate patrons. Lifeless bodies lay ravaged as the predators continued to go after anything that moved. Screams filled the air as some were being chased while others had been caught; heir final moments filled with pain and terror.

Sculpted boots hit the pavement as what looked like two wheeled tanks skid to a stop near the Kitty Cat’s entrance. Twelve men in custom fit Kevlar armored suits advanced toward the building with weapons at alert. Splitting off into smaller teams, the soldiers entered the casino from multiple entry points and assumed their relative positions.

“Kilo Charlie, team six ready, over.”

“Copy that team six. You are a go.”

“Roger that.”
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December 28th, 2017, 6:33 am #23

Their former game table splintered under the weight of the Asian prince's punch, crumbling into dust. Alex pushed the dealer behind him, pressing as close to the door as possible. There were short walls on both sides of the door that made somewhat of a narrow passage for the creatures to traverse, but it only lasted about two meters before reaching Alex. Furthermore, it was still wide enough to hold five side to side. Alex twirled his knife around his fingers, snagging it into a reverse grip in his right hand. Glancing behind him, he almost laughed in apathy when he saw the dealer's empty pockets, devoid of any keys. Never thought this would be how I die. Shifting his attention forward, Alex took six steps forward, about two feet behind the edge of the wall.

Blurring with extreme speed, one of the creatures flew forward from behind the horde, teeth aimed straight at Alex's jugular. She was inches away before Alex could react. Twisting his head and leaning back, her teeth clacked together, no more than a few centimeters from his throat. He felt the air vibrate between them, her wild eye staring hungrily into his own. Alex brought his left foot down, shuddering the ground as he planted it firmly in front of his right. The woman was still in the air, unable to move. He swung his knife in a horizontal arc towards her head. Time seemed to slow down, his knife moving ever so slowly towards her head.

The blade grazed her hair as she bent in midair, flying past. If she had been capable of smirking, she almost certainly would have done so. The thing's gaze returned to Alex, getting ready to leap as soon as she landed. Strangely enough, there was a slight whistling sound in the air. Glancing further down, the creature's eyes landed on the source. As soon as Alex had swung the knife, he had moved his left hand backwards, letting it rest just above his left hip. Digging in with his legs, Alex let the fist arc upwards, in a half uppercut, half hook punch. His upper body leaned back slightly as he threw it, putting all his force into his left arm. Just as the punch reached the woman's face, Alex gave a slight smile, remembering its simple name. The Smash. The fist connected with a sound like thunder, caving in the woman's skull halfway, brains oozing out of the cavity, and sending her flying through the ceiling, all in an instant.

By Alex's reckoning, it had been over a year since he'd thrown that punch. He remembered when his coach had used it on him for the first time, breaking right through his guard and knocking him out with a strike to the chin. Then and now, he had always admired its destructive force. However, it had significant downsides. The Smash was by no means a quick punch, and was telegraphed quite well. If the opponent dodged, Alex left himself wide open to a counterattack.

Snapping back to reality, Alex dashed forward, stabbing the nearest creature through the brain. Hopping back, Alex prepared to take out the next few, only to stagger as an enormous one threw aside at least fifteen of the smaller ones. Steam escaped from the thing's nostrils, giving off the impression of an angry bull, ready to charge. As if wanting to live up to the metaphor, it began a lumbering charge, straight at Alex. If that's all the speed you have, I can easily dodge. Preparing a sidestep, Alex remembered at the last second that the dealer was standing behind him. That slight moment of indecision was enough for the Asian prince to grab Alex by his throat, continuing the charge until Alex slammed into the wall. He heard at least four of his ribs crunch, and blood leaked out of his lips. The impact had broken his arm at the elbow as well, and Alex felt his knife slip from between his fingers. Coughing up more blood, Alex looked into the crazed eyes of his soon-to-be murderer. What a shitty way to go.
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December 29th, 2017, 8:13 pm #24

A sheet of bullets scored the back of it’s body, causing the Asian Prince to release Alex just before it fed on his face. A steady shriek tore through the air as a gatling gun unleashed fifty 6.73 mm rounds per second upon the infected crowd. The whirr of the gun deafened all who were still human, and the casino’s security team cringed from the other side of their various barricades. The first sweep lasted a full minute; eliminating two thirds of the unfortunate gamblers. While the tables and décor were destroyed, the Kitty Cat’s walls and floor appeared to be as pristine as ever aside from the blood splatter. The work of nen no doubt, the very same hatsu that kept the doors closed around the critical sector’s perimeter. Beads of sweat that had gathered on Sven’s brow were now rolling down his face and neck. Noticing this, Sargeant Stone glanced at his time piece. According to protocol, the “barrier force” was only reliable for another forty seconds, but it looked more like twenty at the moment. SGT. Stone had seen his fair share of men at their breaking point, and that guy was close. From the sounds of it, they might be looking at scenario 2B: fire sweep. He signaled to the torch team and watched them form up just behind Sven. He hated his job on days like this.

The air tingled with residual hum well after the gatling stopped. The first dozen rounds that followed went unheard as rifles took aim and fired on those visible. Three canisters of density haze were tossed down and Alex would find himself in a thick cloud of red mist just before yellow bolts of light zinged through. Tracer rounds. The soldiers above had donned custom goggles and were firing at the blinded survivors. Including the dealer responsible for Alex’s borrowed aura. The round grazed his heart and the man started to struggle. Alex would feel his strength begin to ebb significantly.
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December 29th, 2017, 9:47 pm #25

Time blurred together as Alex's oxygen supply was cut off. The lead rain was barely noticeable to the severely wounded man, who fell to the ground like a sack of potatoes. Vaguely, Alex saw bullets rebound off the walls without leaving a mark. The horde in front of him promptly fell to pieces, a house of cards against the casino security's sheer firepower. Alex spat out a glob of blood and phlegm, gathering his strength ever so slowly. At least his legs were fine for the moment. Just as Alex was steadying his feet, canisters of red gas hissed, spewing their hellfire into the room. Immediately, Alex was hit with a pounding headache, and fell to his knees yet again.

His strength was disappearing rapidly, most likely due to the gas. Alex turned to grab the dealer, only to freeze at the sight of his heart pumping blood out of a small hole. Alex could tell just from looking that the wound was fatal. He became aware of the artificial strength he'd gained fading away. Another minute and he'd be back to normal, but with broken bones. Alex turned, gathering all his remaining strength, and slammed his fist into the wall, attempting to punch his way out. The wall shook with the force of the impact, but he didn't even leave a scratch. Tch. A large chunk of the creatures had fallen, but the casino security clearly wasn't differentiating between the living and the dead.

Alex took a step, stumbling from the pain of his broken ribs. Gritting his teeth, he fought through the pain, slowly working his way up to a hobble. Approaching a soldier Alex clapped his hand onto the man's armored shoulder. He swiveled around, panic in his eyes. "I'm not one of them!" Alex shouted directly into the man's face, hoping that would be enough. His ribs flared up, and Alex coughed, more blood leaking from the corner of his mouth. The soldier's gun swiveled, spraying bullets in an ever approaching arc towards Alex. So you guys just don't care, eh? Alex grabbed the man by his arm, throwing him towards the doors leading to the rest of the casino. He flew across the room, slamming into them. They shuddered, a far cry from the stiff, unyielding wall earlier. Alex prepared to run to the doors, over fifty meters away, but was forced to run in the opposite direction, as the soldiers took notice of him.

The bullets fell upon him, splintering the already demolished furniture. Alex looked around wildly, feeling his strength fade even further. The vagabond's gaze settled on an ornate stained glass window. If the nen on the doors was weakened, then it stood to reason that, assuming it was the same nen keeping the walls intact, the nen on the window had also weakened. Clenching his left fist, Alex made a final dash towards the window, feeling his ribs pop. Leaping into the air, Alex threw his fist with the momentum of his entire body weight behind it. Coming into contact with the window, Alex could feel the nen swirling. Swallowing his fear, Alex forced his fist through the window, aiming beyond. The window shattered, and Alex tumbled outside, rolling across the sidewalk. Clambering to his feet, still full of adrenaline, Alex limped away into a nearby alley, holding his blood in his mouth so as to not provide a trail to follow.

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The local news station reported that there was a terrorist attack in the Kitty Cat Casino. With over fifty dead, nobody had reason to believe otherwise. The true events there were covered up, and swept under the rug. The soldiers that saw Alex escape all agreed to keep silent about the possible survivor. They knew that the upper management would kill them for something like that. They worried about it for months after the incident, but no talk of strange creatures ever arose, and they gradually relaxed.

Later that night, a man with a broken arm and ribs checked into the hospital. He paid the doctors to keep quiet, along with a threat. They decided they'd take the cash and keep quiet, and the man was discharged a month later. He was never seen again in the Kitty Cat Casino.

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Pulling up his collar, Alex let his breath mist the cold night air of Chance Town. The bright lights and booming music of the Kitty Cat faded away behind him, just as grand as the night he'd visited. His blue cloak flowing in the wind, Alex walked down the road he'd traversed on his way into the city.
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Joined: November 2nd, 2017, 4:02 pm

January 7th, 2018, 1:37 pm #26

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Member Name:Gon Pro HunterCharacter Name:Standard Reward3 SP, Jenni: 650,000 
Content BonusGreat Content: +30%

Effort BonusLaudable Effort: +20% Event Bonus
+3 SP
Total Rewards: 8SP +20 RP +975 000 jenis
--IC Notes--
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--Comments to the Roleplayer--
You dared. You dared to put Rain man as an N.P.C in a casino event. That's ballsy of you.

When I saw that Alex earned 20 Might, I frowned being curious. That's only later that I understood the game was Hatsu related. Brilliant, I wasn't expecting that at all, that way, the implications become way more interesting.

At first, I was a bit worried it would become a bit too much redundant. Once you get the point, that's basically the narrator chat effects are gonna fall on Alex, and Alex describing what happened to him. But you waited for the right moment to push the consequences of the Hatsu even further, at least, further enough for the plot to diverify itself.
You really involved yourself with the gifs and also the technical detail (caliber of the gatling used to attack the Kitty Kat in the end).

Then, it's police time aaaaaand.... over. I'm not a big fan of zombie-like laughter so, I'm retty glad it ended quickly.

I'm not gonna tell you you're an awesome narrator, you probably hear that a lot. But I'll think it anyway.
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Member Name:Silver ScorpionCharacter Name: Alex SnowStandard Reward3 SP, Jenni: 650,000 
Content BonusGreat Content: +30%Effort BonusLaudable Effort: +20%Event Bonus +3SP
Total Rewards: 8SP +20 RP +975 000
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--Comments to the Roleplayer--
First thing I noticed  : the pace. Most of the writter can't build any, it's not easy to install in the narration, but yours.... mmmmmmh  ! Delightful, we're directly carried by the text. That's a fine beginning, taking your time building every element that are gonna play a role soon enough.
The drink looks awful by the way:D
wrote:Alex quickly distanced himself, not wanting to get caught up with the tall guy.
And I thought Leji was the biggest coward of the forum. Joke aside, it was a nice move considering your partner left the thread, you didn't bother long before moving on, a quick thinker who adapt accordingly to the situation. Sir, you're a great rolist.

Still, even though you knew were you were heading at first, it took you some time hesitating on your character's actions. When there is gambling involved, it's respectable not going for the easy plot and simply gamble, you were aiming for originality rather than predictable plot.
I can't help to think the knife being drawn in your third post came a bit too soon. In such a peaceful environment, you've got to keep some composure and not go for action in the beginning, otherwise, that's a bit too much premature to act that way. To put it shortly, «  Ocean's eleven  » (the sixties movie, not the one with Clooney and stuff) featuring Rambo wouldn't have lasted ten minutes.

That's not very smart playing a game whose rules are unknown from you :D. I'm glad you made a recap of every actions on the board, it took me some time to understand each and every aspect of the game, being meticulous as you were was a huge help for the reader.

Once action begins («  zombie  » stuff), your descriptions are really accurate and fit Gon's ones, that was an excellent writting there.
We've even been allow a small Flash Back on his learning of «  The Smash  »
wrote:With over fifty dead, nobody had reason to believe otherwise
Being a conspiracy theorist, I could prove you how wrong you are :D

If I enjoyed the whole thread, I wasn't that enthusiast about the end. I don't see why the army would cover the events since they don't know what happened either. Also, it feels your character doesn't even seem to care about the Nen implications, that's the end. A bit too abrupt to my taste.

But the whole plot was great, intense, and not just violence related. That's what I dig for  !
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Joined: May 30th, 2012, 6:14 pm

January 7th, 2018, 1:38 pm #27

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