The Trio of Justice: Volume One [IC]

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Peter Smith (a.k.a. Spells Caster) is the leader of a group of super friends who fight crime in the Pacific Northwest city of Seacouver.

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Re: The Trio of Justice: Volume One [IC]

Postby Commissioner Falco » Sat Dec 12, 2015 5:47 pm

Rules and Introductions...The old judge nodded, acknowledging JJ’s questions.

“You have it almost correct, young lady. I will state the rules now, so there is no confusion.”

Behind them, the Trio heard many excited whispers yet again, but they died down after the old judge glared.

“Two teams are formed, with equal numbers on both sides. That is the first step. We have both teams, so the first step is done. The second step is to set special conditions. One side makes a suggestion, and it is up to the other side to accept or deny the condition. The side representing the accusers will go first. Any of the team members may make a suggestion, but the court suggests that the group be in agreement, so you should discuss it first. If the discussion lasts too long, the court will prompt you to make your statement.”

The judge paused before he went on.

“Once the suggestion is made, the other team either accepts or denies it. Then the other side makes a suggestion, and the process is repeated. Each side may have a total of three denials only. If three denials on each side are made and the conditions of the duel have not been set, the court will determine the conditions.”

The crowd of observers was quiet now, leaning forward eagerly to listen.

The judge continued to speak.

“The types of conditions you should suggest will be things like where the duel will be held, when it will take place, and what sorts of weapons you will use, or what sorts of things will not be able to be used. For example, there was a werewolf combatant once, and one of his suggestions was that silver weapons not be used.”

The old judge banged his gavel.

“Now that the rules have been stated, this court orders that each of the combatants identify themselves.”

He gestured for accusers’ side to go first. The first two to speak were the man and woman who had arrested Cliff at the river.

“I am Marshal Kyung Seong Kim,” the man said, in a deep, authoritative voice. “Knight of the Wizards’ Council, Squaller of the Seven Seas.”

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The woman spoke next.

“I am Maria Alejandra Cardenas,” she said. “Marshal and Knight of the Council, Guardian of the Verdant Glade.”

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The bearded man who was also a judge spoke after that.

“I am Claudius Agrippina, Viscount of Kelarria, Master of Forms. I am a judge on the Wizards’ Council. As I stated earlier, I am temporarily stepping down from my position to participate in this duel.”

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The young woman with the red streak in her head jumped forward and raised her fist again, practically shouting as she said her name.

“I’m Sally Vicious! Sally Vicious the Pyromancer! Sally Vicious, Mistress of Flame! Sally Vicious, Infernal Sparker! And I’m going to BURN YOU!”

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The old judge banged his gavel.

“That is quite enough, Wizardess Vicious. Please lower your tone. Shouting is not necessary.”

Sally Vicious looked sullen, but she stepped back to take her place with the others.

Last to step forward was the very short man.

“I am Boone,” he said, simply, then stepped back.

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The old judge looked at the Trio of Justice and their friends.

“Now it is your turn to introduce yourselves.”
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Re: The Trio of Justice: Volume One [IC]

Postby PMiller » Mon Dec 14, 2015 12:53 am

Jessica spoke up, “I am Jessica of the Trio of Justice.” Considering, she thought that was enough information for their opponents. They had not exactly been very forthcoming either… except for the young hot head woman.

She turned to Xander and Reggie to ask quietly, “What do you know about these wizards? To formulate a proper plan for the contest, it might be helpful. That Boone person is especially worrisome.”
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Re: The Trio of Justice: Volume One [IC]

Postby Commissioner Falco » Mon Dec 14, 2015 2:17 pm

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Xander and Reggie whispered back to JJ.

“I don’t really know them,” Xander said. “Well, except Boone. Everyone knows Boone.”

Reggie nodded vigorously. “Yes, everyone knows Boone. He’s a great wizard, really strong! They say he killed a mighty dragon once…uh…” He paused suddenly, looking over at Apollo. “Um, well, maybe that was just a rumor or something. But his magic is very strong. He’s not a specialist, like a lot of people are.”

Xander cut in. “Yeah, the others…well, you can tell a little something about their specialties by the titles. Usually a title says something about the type of magic they prefer. Like how Sally Vicious called herself the Mistress of Flame. That means she’s good at fire magic.”

Reggie glanced over at Boone. “But yeah…he’s not a specialist at all. He knows ALL magic.”

The old judge banged his gavel. “Quiet there!” he commanded, shaking a finger at Reggie and Xander. “Now is the time for introductions, not chatter!”
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Re: The Trio of Justice: Volume One [IC]

Postby LMiller » Wed Dec 16, 2015 5:26 am

"Crap," Spells Caster mumbled. "Accusers go first."

Then he listened to each of the five other team members introduce themselves. The wizards were confused again when the short man spoke. After that it was his turn.

"My name is Perter Smith, member and leader of the Trio of Justice."
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Re: The Trio of Justice: Volume One [IC]

Postby Herzog » Thu Dec 17, 2015 5:00 am

"I am Apollo of the Trio of Justice," the dragon annouced as it was his turn to introduce himself. He eyed their opponents and then glanced over at the judge. Things were proceeding and now it was the accusers time to start naming conditions.

The dragon turned to his friends and murmered.

"Right, I have a bad feeling about that Boone fellow."

He then cleared his throat and looked at the judge.

"Are we allowed time to deliberate the conditions before accepting or rejecting?"
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Re: The Trio of Justice: Volume One [IC]

Postby Commissioner Falco » Wed Dec 30, 2015 12:41 pm

The First Condition...The old judge nodded to Apollo, acknowledging his question.

“You will have time to discuss amongst yourselves if you want to accept or deny the conditions. Let me state that it should be a reasonable amount of time. If the judges feel like you are stalling for some reason, we will prompt you to hurry up with an answer. If you continue to stall after that, then we will automatically mark you down as accepting the condition in question. Then we will move on. Is that understood?”

The other team murmured their agreement with this. The old judge moved on.

“All right, if there are no other questions, we will begin the phase of determining conditions. As I stated, those on the accusers’ side go first.”

He gestured for the five mages to begin. The five turned to each other and began to murmur quietly to each other. Occasionally, one or the other glanced over their shoulder at the Trio and Reggie and Xander, but mostly they stayed focused on their whispered conversation. They discussed for about five minutes, then they parted. Boone gave Marshal Cardenas a nod, and she stepped forward to speak.

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“Our first proposal is that the duel be held right away,” she said, clearly, so all in the hall could hear. “By that, we mean, as soon as all of the conditions have been agreed upon, and as soon as all parties have traveled expediently to the agreed upon site for the duel to be held. In other words, no delays or trips to the wizards’ mart, or extra preparation.”

The old judge nodded at this, then turned to the Trio and their friends.

“Very well, you have heard the first proposal. You may discuss amongst yourselves if you wish to deny or accept. When you have decided, one may step forward and state your intention.”
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Re: The Trio of Justice: Volume One [IC]

Postby PMiller » Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:01 am

Jessica looked at Spells Caster and Apollo. “I think that condition is fine. We should be looking to keep our denials as long as possible and make them use up their denials.”

She covered her mouth with her hands and moved close to whisper to Xander and Reggie, “Maybe you two can really look eager to use those weapons you brought. Perhaps draw them out or play with them to get their attention. Maybe they will try to deny their use thinking we might insist on using them ourselves as one of our conditions.”
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Re: The Trio of Justice: Volume One [IC]

Postby LMiller » Thu Jan 07, 2016 3:30 am

Spells Caster was thinking the same thing as JJ, and he added, "yeah, this isn't something we should deny. I'll say we accept this."

So the wizard stepped forward and said in a loud voice, "We accept that proposal. Now we will say a proposal."

He walked back to his team and suggested his idea. "We're trying to get them to use up their denials, so how about saying no fire magic?" The fire woman might immediately say no."

"What do you think, guys?"
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Re: The Trio of Justice: Volume One [IC]

Postby Herzog » Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:32 pm

Apollo couldn't find fault with the first condition. THe sooner they get the fight over, the better. The trio would be able to leave the wizard city in peace behind.

"I have no objection to their first condition, " the Dragon agreed with the others.

Peter stepped forward and announced their decision.

On the Trio's first proposal, Peter had a good idea. While it might rule out his own dragon breath, Apollo could see it force the opposing team to use up one of their denials.

"Sounds good, Spells. Go for it."
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Re: The Trio of Justice: Volume One [IC]

Postby PMiller » Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:28 pm

Jessica nodded in agreement with the idea. “Sounds good to me, let me give it a try.”

Since they all agreed they needed to provoke the feisty fire mage to use one of the accusing wizards’ denial, she stepped forward from their huddle and looked straight at Sally Vicious as she declared for the entire court. “We propose the no wizard may use fire magic, particularly her.” Jessica gestured at pyromancer and stuck her tongue out at her.
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Re: The Trio of Justice: Volume One [IC]

Postby Commissioner Falco » Sun Jan 17, 2016 5:10 pm

Conditions...JJ suggested to Xander and Reggie that they pretend to be eager to use their swords. They nodded and patted their weapons, whispering and strategizing to each other, glancing over at the other team several times. They made some slashing motions that were not entirely covert, and nodded, as if affirming each other’s words.

JJ saw that the other team watched Xander and Reggie carefully. They began whispering amongst themselves, and pointing at Xander and Reggie.

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As soon as JJ voiced the proposal and stuck her tongue out at Sally Vicious, Sally yelled out, “NO, WE DENY IT!”

The opposing team looked on in shock. Marshal Cardenas frowned at the outburst and shook her head.

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“We didn’t discuss it yet. That is not our answer.”

The old judge banged his gavel.

“The rules do not say that only one may speak for the group,” he said. “The denial stands. You have used one of your denials.”

The group fumed, and several of the group turned to Sally Vicious, frowning and shaking their heads. “You cost us a denial!” Claudius Agrippina yelled at her.

“We’ll take care of that,” Boone said. He made a gestured and murmured a word. A big piece of duct tape appeared over Sally Vicious’ mouth, and there tape wound around her hands so she couldn’t take the tape off. She stamped her feet and looked furiously around at the others.

The rest of the group turned back to discuss things. They continued to look over at Xander and Reggie. Finally they seemed to come to some kind of an agreement. Marshal Cardenas stepped forward.

“Our proposal is that no magical weapons other than wands may be used,” she stated.

The old judge nodded and looked to the Trio. “What say you?”
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Re: The Trio of Justice: Volume One [IC]

Postby LMiller » Mon Jan 18, 2016 1:44 am

Spells Caster chuckled when Sally shouted the they will deny it. "Heh heh, I knew she would say that," he said, and smiled at JJ.

When the other group stated their next proposal, the wizard said to his teammates, "We can accept this proposal. Sorry Xander and Reggie, but you still have your wands to fight. Plus, this is part of your plan."

Then, Spells Caster stepped forward again, and said in a loud voice, "We will accept this proposal."

He turned back to JJ and Apollo, and said, "Go ahead and come up with something to make them deny."
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Re: The Trio of Justice: Volume One [IC]

Postby PMiller » Tue Jan 19, 2016 12:26 am

Jessica smiled as she understood their trickery had worked and so far they were leading on the proposals. She turned to Reggie and Xander, whispering, "That was well done. However, I hope you don't mind not using your wands either. That shall be our next proposal, I think. At least our attempt to get them to use a denial."

"Apollo, I think you shall agree that it is a win-win for our side as we mostly don't need wands and if they want to use them, they have to deny the proposal. So go ahead and announce that if you agree."

"Unless you have a different idea to get them to deny another proposal."
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Re: The Trio of Justice: Volume One [IC]

Postby Herzog » Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:53 pm

Apollo smirked as the fiery red head blurted out a denial of the proposal of no fire. THe woman was obviously brash and young. Not yet old enough to think a little before speaking. It worked well in the Trio's favor.

It was their turn again. The Dragon agreed that the banning of the wands was another good win-win for their team. After all, 2 of the 5 were not magic users at all.

"Very well."

Apollo stepped forward.

"Our second proposal is banning the use of wands!"
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Re: The Trio of Justice: Volume One [IC]

Postby Commissioner Falco » Sat Jan 23, 2016 5:11 pm

New proposal...Apollo spoke their next condition. Sally Vicious made noises behind her duct tape, but no one could understand what she was saying.

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The other group conferred for a short time, then Marshal Cardenas stepped forward.

“We deny this proposal,” she said.

“Very well,” the old judge said. “You have now used two of your denials and the defense has used none.”

“We understand,” Marshal Cardenas said. “Our next proposal is that the fight must occur in the air. All participants must be flying.”
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