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Name : Nathaniel Thorne
Epithet : 'Magic Man' Nathaniel Thorne
Age : 18
Race : Human
Faction : Pirate
Crew : The Magic Circle Pirates
Ship : TBA
Crew Position : Captain
Devil Fruit : Kussetsu Kussetsu no Mi (Refraction-Refraction Fruit)
Haoshoku : 0
Busoshoku | Kenbunshoku : 3
Attack (ATK) : 195
Defense (DEF) : 210
Reflex (RX) : 190
Willpower (WP) : 205
Level : 25
Experience Points : 2563
Bounty : 101,101,101
Berries : 2,300,000
Posts : 69

PostSubject: Behind Closed Doors - Episode   Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:38 am


Nathaniel wasn’t too sure why he’d decided to make his way to Centaurea; It certainly wasn’t for the view he thought to himself while wandering around the now desolate town square. The shops and restaurants had long been closed down, and were now used merely as shelter for those that were unfortunate enough to still be living on the island. As he walked, he couldn’t help but notice that the people in the square kept glancing over at him, as if trying to size him up. Nathaniel had no doubt that those around him were mostly thieves and cutthroats, after all, they were what this island was famous for. Although Nathaniel was used to the lime light, having performed in front of thousands throughout his career, even he felt slightly uneasy with the amount of eyes following him.

It was at this point that Nathaniel felt a slight tug on the back of his overcoat. When Nathaniel turned around he was greeted with the sight of a young scruffy-looking girl dressed in what could only be described as rags. In one hand she held a bunch of withering white lilies and a single lily in the other, of which she cautiously held out towards Nathaniel.

"W-would you… um… please buy a p-p-pretty flower Mister…?" She said nervously, trying not to look Nathaniel in the eye. Nathaniel crouched down and smiled at the young girl.

"It would be my pleasure young lady," he said while pulling out the insides of his pockets, "But it seems I’ve forgotten my wallet! Oh but wait, what’s that? There, behind your ear...?" He said while reaching out beyond the young girl’s face. Nathaniel then plucked a 500 Berry coin from thin air and showed it to her. The girl smiled and her eyes lit up, a small giggle escaping from her. Nathaniel took the drooping Lily from her and placed the coin her now empty hand.

"Thank you Mister!" she said before running off towards the west side of the town. Nathaniel stood and watched her go; if he remembered correctly he seemed to think there was still an old orphanage in that direction. Perhaps he’d pop by later and give them a little performance, but for now he decided to return to his aimless wandering. Perhaps there’s somewhere I could get a bite to eat around here… he wondered while placing his newly acquired saggy Lily in his coat button hole.



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Name : Miku Etsuko Sato
Epithet : Rowdy Rascal
Age : 18
Race : Human
Faction : Pirate
Haoshoku : 0
Busoshoku | Kenbunshoku : 2
Attack (ATK) : 265
Defense (DEF) : 105
Reflex (RX) : 170
Willpower (WP) : 185
Level : 25
Experience Points : 2500
Bounty : 32,500,000
Berries : 55,000
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PostSubject: Re: Behind Closed Doors - Episode   Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:51 pm

What was that, squirt?” Miku said in a low dangerous voice. The orphans inside the little rundown building they lived in all quickly grew quiet. The room itself looked bare with no decorations on the walls and piles of rubbish dotting the floor and taking corners. These piles had random ‘treasure' that kids brought in hoping to find something of value. The silence was deafening as the attention of all the children in the room was focused on Miku and a boy slightly taller than Miku. They were squared off staring intently at one another.

I said I should be in charge now! You're not so tough...” retorted the slightly taller boy. The fourteen year old boys name was Jacob and he had recently hit a growth spurt casuing him to reach 5'3”. Miku didn't respond and merely stared coldly into Jacob's eyes. She knew he was a good kid and had a lot of heart but he was also bull headed and a bit of a brat. She quickly reached around his neck and pulled him down into a headlock.

You know what comes next don't you?” Miku threatened as she raised her left fist slowly in front of Jacob's eyes. He struggled to break free and used every trick Miku had taught him to break free; she took notice of this. Sadly he lacked the strength to break free and she dragged him to the only room in the house with a door, her room.

Be good everyone, I'll be back." Miku called out as she slammed her door shut. The kids all stood still for another beat before returning to their own activities. Jacob was thrown onto a chair and had an impudent look on his face as he was forced to stare up at Miku who was standing over him.

I am getting sick and tired of your little attempts to overthrow me. I am not in charge. No one is. Get that through your thick skull. Now what triggered todays little coup? Speak up.” Jacob stared defiantly for another minute before looking down in shame and what seemed to be discomfort.

You're going to leave soon.” Jacob said in a small voice as he grabbed at the hem of his shirt in a self assuring way. “I've heard you asking about a way to get away from the island.” At this he looked angry and stared at her defiantly again. Miku pinched the bridge of her nose and let out a small sigh. She knew she would need to talk to the kids about this but she figured she had more time. Of course it was Jacob who found out about her plans.

Jacob… I can't stay here forever. You know I love you kids like my own little brothers and sisters.” At this she gave a compassionate smile to Jacob in an attempt to cheer him up. “But I need to go out and live my life. I can't stay here forever and you'll understand once your grown up too.” She wasn't sure what else to say besides the truth. “You'll be the big brother they'll need once I'm gone, can you do that for me?

At this question Jacob grew extremely upset and stood up suddenly. “You don't care about us if you're still leaving!” he screamed as he charged out of the room and caused a commotion as he left. Miku sighed to herself and felt guilty with how she handled that. She didn’t know how to sugar coat and boys at Jacobs age are always so quick to upset. She merely walked out of her room and left for her usual haunt. She needed to let off some stress and punching a drunk scum bag sounded like a good way to do so.

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Crew : The Magic Circle Pirates
Ship : TBA
Crew Position : Captain
Devil Fruit : Kussetsu Kussetsu no Mi (Refraction-Refraction Fruit)
Haoshoku : 0
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Attack (ATK) : 195
Defense (DEF) : 210
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PostSubject: Re: Behind Closed Doors - Episode   Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:28 pm


After having taken in what little there was to see, Nathaniel took a turn down a narrow street in search on somewhere to eat. About halfway down the alley, Nathaniel noticed a small sign board hanging above an ominous set of stairs leading down under the building to Nathaniel’s left. When he got a bit closer, Nathaniel could see the sign read ‘The Stag's Head’, of which was below a picture of the head of a white Stag with ruby-coloured eyes. From where he stood he could hear the slight murmur of people talking along with the faint sound of music. But that didn’t really matter to him, the thing he was most interested in was the smell. A rich meaty aroma enveloped Nathaniel causing a shiver to travel up his spine and his stomach to rumble. Without any further hesitation, Nathaniel made his way down the stairs and headed inside.

When he looked around, the first thing he noticed was the sheer amount of people in the small underground bistro. Every kind of person seemed to be present, from large rugged men to petite pretty waitresses, and they were all making a drunken racket that just about drowned out the poor man in the back struggling to play his ragtime-style piano music. Having briefly scanned the room, Nathaniel’s eyes were suddenly drawn to the young lady carrying a large platter of what looked like pie. The delicious looking dish matched the smell he had followed down into the pub, and so Nathaniel made his way to the bar and ordered himself a helping of what turned out to be Seaboar and Ale Pie.

When it eventually came and Nathaniel had started eating, he couldn’t help but overhear bits and pieces of the conversation taking place between the two brutish looking men next to him.

"...did you hear? Sally’s kid went missing yesterday: that’s the fourth time this month…" he said in a hushed, solemn tone.

"What?! What do you mean?! Kids are going missing?! Why am I always the LAST PERSO--" the second man’s loud cries were cut off when the first man rapidly forced his hand over the second man’s mouth. At this point, Nathaniel had finished eating, and was listening intently.

"Shh! Be quiet you stupid git!" said the first man through his teeth, before sighing and removing his hand. "So you haven’t heard huh? Well it’s the truth, some of the local kids have gone missing over the past couple weeks. They just seemed to vanish out of thin air. Personally, I reckon they were taken; no idea who by though, this place is crawling with crooks after all. We’re all bloody suspects…" he said before turning to face the bar and taking a large gulp of his ale.

"Jeez, I know I’m no saint, but taking kids? That just ‘aint right…" replied the second man, before he too returned to drinking. Even if it was just the ramblings of two drunken idiots, something about their story didn’t sit well with Nathaniel. It looked like he’d have to look further into the mysteries apparently taking place on Centaurea.



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Race : Human
Faction : Pirate
Haoshoku : 0
Busoshoku | Kenbunshoku : 2
Attack (ATK) : 265
Defense (DEF) : 105
Reflex (RX) : 170
Willpower (WP) : 185
Level : 25
Experience Points : 2500
Bounty : 32,500,000
Berries : 55,000
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PostSubject: Re: Behind Closed Doors - Episode   Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:23 pm

Miku found herself walking aimlessly through alleys instead of just heading straight for her original destination. She could pretend that she didn’t know why she was aimlessly walking but she was never one for stewing in denial, she was beginning to regret sticking her neck out for all those kids. Sure she felt good taking them in a year ago but now that rash decision was coming back to bite her in the ass. ‘I should have just stayed alone like before. All those kids are a liability. You know better, damnit.’ Miku thought to herself angrily, stopping in the middle of the alley she was currently in. She realized she had wandered a little further than her usual turf and while the area wasn’t exactly unexplored land it was known for being a little more rough than where she stayed now. ‘Kind of like the old stomping grounds.’ Miku thought with a feral smirk as she remembered the kind of fights she used to get into when she was on her own.

Miku eventually decided she had enough and decided to head toward the nearest half decent place to eat that she could think of. She seemed to remember a specific place that wasn’t too bad. “The Rat’s Head? No, the Boar’s Head. Eh, Something’s Head.” Miku mumbled to herself as she made her way there.

As Miku rounded the last corner she finally saw the sign for the establishment and saw the picture displayed on it. “Ah, it was the Stag’s Head. Right, now why does that ring a bell again?” Miku asked herself as she stood outside the front door. She could hear the usual noise associated with bars full of no good drunks. There was a reason this place was bothering her but what could it be? Had she caused trouble here before, it wasn’t too unlikely. Miku simply shrugged her shoulders and headed inside. The cacophony of noises hit her like a bucket of water being thrown in her face and she grinned. The bar was full and seemed to be surprisingly lively for this part of town. The smell of food was abundant and drinks were flowing freely. ‘Must have had a fresh delivery from the docks. Otherwise this place wouldn’t smell so good.' Miku thought to herself as she found herself a seat at a small table in the far corner of the room, allowing her to have a wall behind her and full view of the bar.

Eventually a waitress came by and Miku told her to bring whatever wasn’t spoiled and quickly sent her on her way. She took in the atmosphere and felt more at home than she did back at home with all those little rascals. “Damn, there I go thinking about them again.” She said as she chuckled to herself. ‘I’ve gone soft because of them.’ Was her last thought before she overheard a piece of conversation that caused the hairs on her neck to rise. “... Marines…” At this she turned to the table she thought she heard it from and saw a group of three rugged men talking over some drinks. She got up and made her way over to them before her food had even arrived and stood behind them. “What was that about Marines?” Miku asked with a cold look in her eyes. Nothing good ever came of Marines being around.

The three men all turned toward Miku and looked as if they were a few drinks in. "What's it to ya, short stuff?" one of the men said as he gave Miku a once over. The other two simply grinned at their friends slight at the short woman in front of them. "Just answer the question." Miku said once again with a no nonsense tone. The men frowned at her tone but one of them decided to answer her question just to get rid of her. "Some Marine's been docked for over a month now but no one really knows why. That good enough for ya'?" Said the second man in a dismissive tone. "Have you heard anything else about them?" Miku immediately asked not caring about the implied dismissal. The men all looked agitated at this point and the first one spoke up again, "Why don't you go ask them if you're so curious, girly." His tone was rough and sounded as if he was attempting to intimidate Miku. "But I'm asking you." With this the first man actually stood up and towered over Miku easily by a foot. "I said we don't know nothin' else." As he said this the third man at the table looked pointedly everywhere but at Miku as if his friend's statement didn't exactly apply to him. Miku saw this and pointed at him while looking up at the standing man, "What about him?" She said bluntly. At this the standing man's face grew red and he got threateningly close to Miku. "I said we don't know nothin'. Now get out of our faces." Miku simply smiled up at him and realized she may have found a way to vent her stress from earlier. In the back of her mind an old memory of her being kicked out for causing a bar fight two years ago was struggling to rise to the surface of her mind.

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Name : Nathaniel Thorne
Epithet : 'Magic Man' Nathaniel Thorne
Age : 18
Race : Human
Faction : Pirate
Crew : The Magic Circle Pirates
Ship : TBA
Crew Position : Captain
Devil Fruit : Kussetsu Kussetsu no Mi (Refraction-Refraction Fruit)
Haoshoku : 0
Busoshoku | Kenbunshoku : 3
Attack (ATK) : 195
Defense (DEF) : 210
Reflex (RX) : 190
Willpower (WP) : 205
Level : 25
Experience Points : 2563
Bounty : 101,101,101
Berries : 2,300,000
Posts : 69

PostSubject: Re: Behind Closed Doors - Episode   Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:14 pm


Nathaniel couldn’t stop thinking about what the two men had said. Kids going missing, and 4 in a month no less. It was no mere coincidence. Something was going on, and Nathaniel intended to find out exactly what. It was at this point – just as he was about to pay for his meal – that the young flower girl from earlier suddenly came to Nathaniel’s mind. If children really were going missing, then she’d be in danger too! What if it was too late? What if she’d already been taken? What is she’d been killed!? What if—

"Hey buddy, you ok…?" said the waitress behind the bar, snapping Nathaniel back to reality in the process. His worry must have been showing on his face. Nathaniel took a deep breath and calmed down.

"Oh, don’t worry about me Madam, I’m fine. Just thinking is all." he said with a smile. It was simple; there were loads of people in the town square when the girl came up to him, one of them was bound to know her and where she lived. Then it was just a matter of going to make sure she was alright. Nathaniel thanked the waitress for the meal and began to head towards the door, returning his Top Hat to his head as he walked.

Just as Nathaniel was about to head out, he noticed a small ruckus taking place at the back of the room, close to the piano. It wouldn’t have bothered Nathaniel too much had it not been for, what he was sure was, a kid that seemed to be caught in the middle of it all. Three brutish-looking men were at the table with her, and one of them had stood up as if trying to pick a fight. Then it clicked, these men could be the kidnappers! They looked the type, and they certainly didn’t seem on good terms with the girl, it could be that she’s merely their next victim. Even if that wasn’t the case, tensions appeared to be rising, and so Nathaniel had to intervene. He made his way swiftly over to the table and placed his hand firmly onto the kid's shoulder, smiling at the man in front of her. He could feel her body tense up as he did so, but he didn’t have time to worry about that just yet.

"Ah, there you are! I’ve been looking all over for you! D’you have any idea how worried Mother is?!" said Nathaniel while pulling the kid behind him, "Sorry for any trouble my sister caused Gentleman, she’s always been sharp-tongued! Well now, we’d better be off, don’t want to worry Mother anymore ay? Come now, let’s be off!" Nathaniel continued, not letting the now confused-looking men have the chance to get a word in, just before dragging the just as confused-looking kid towards the exit and out to the stairs.



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WP - 205

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Name : Miku Etsuko Sato
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Age : 18
Race : Human
Faction : Pirate
Haoshoku : 0
Busoshoku | Kenbunshoku : 2
Attack (ATK) : 265
Defense (DEF) : 105
Reflex (RX) : 170
Willpower (WP) : 185
Level : 25
Experience Points : 2500
Bounty : 32,500,000
Berries : 55,000
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PostSubject: Re: Behind Closed Doors - Episode   Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:10 pm

Just as Miku thought a chance to vent her frustrations was gifted to her she was suddenly pulled back behind some man. She was so taken aback she didn’t really register that someone would not only grab her from behind but that they suddenly claimed she was his sister. By the time her brain had caught up to the present she was already walking up the stairs outside of the Stag’s Head. She immediately drove her heel into the man’s foot and took advantage of this to slip out of his grasp and put some distance between her and the assailant. She immediately slipped on her Brawler’s Knuckles and put her arms up. She was feeling the adrenaline begin to slip into her system as she felt the reassuring feeling of her brass knuckles in her gloved hands.

“Who the hell do you think you  are?!” Miku said forcefully with obvious disdain in her voice. Her eyes burning with defiance as she finally took a second to take in the man’s appearance. He was easily a foot taller than her, jerk, and had startlingly white hair. His choice of attire only threw her off even more since it was rather eccentric compared to many of the locals. Not to mention his extremely pale skin. Honestly, he didn’t look very tough and that worried Miku. She didn’t look very tough herself being vertically challenged and yet she knew she could deck it out with the best, or worst, of the locals. 'Meaning he must be from out of town. Damn, tourists think they can take advantage of us.'

What really set her off was his smile. It may have shrunk momentarily when she stubbed his foot but she wasn’t exactly paying attention to his face at the time. That smile almost felt smug as he surely assumed she was an easy target for his lecherous plans. After all, how could a five foot tall woman ever resist the advances of a gentleman such as himself? Miku couldn’t stand men like him. “If you think you’re going to have your way with me then you’re in for a world of hurt, scumbag.” She said as she began to bounce on her feet waiting for him to make his first move. They were in a narrow alley with little room for him to maneuver giving her the home field advantage.  ‘I’m gonna wipe the smile off of that pretty boy’s mug.’

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Age : 18
Race : Human
Faction : Pirate
Crew : The Magic Circle Pirates
Ship : TBA
Crew Position : Captain
Devil Fruit : Kussetsu Kussetsu no Mi (Refraction-Refraction Fruit)
Haoshoku : 0
Busoshoku | Kenbunshoku : 3
Attack (ATK) : 195
Defense (DEF) : 210
Reflex (RX) : 190
Willpower (WP) : 205
Level : 25
Experience Points : 2563
Bounty : 101,101,101
Berries : 2,300,000
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PostSubject: Re: Behind Closed Doors - Episode   Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:02 am


"Are you al-" said Nathaniel before being cut off by a sudden sharp pain coming from his foot. When he looked to see what had happened, it became very clear that the kid – of whom was now poised to strike – had stood on his foot, probably assuming Nathaniel was an enemy of some sort.

She cried out at him, asking who Nathaniel thought he was before looking him up and down and going on to call him a scumbag. Nathaniel could only smile at her; in truth he felt sorry for her. What had this girl been through to make her so hostile...? But there was no time for that now, Nathaniel could see she was in no mood for negotiation and could lash out out at any moment. Nathaniel sighed, he knew the only way out of this would be to beat her at her own game, after all, even if she was skilled with those brass knuckles, this wasn’t exactly Nathaniel’s first rodeo.

"Hidden in Plain Sight" said Nathaniel under his breath before using his abilities to bend light around him, therefore making him invisible. Nathaniel could see the shock on the girl’s face, but her attack form didn’t waver. Before she had the chance to think, Nathaniel swooped around her and, for the second time now, placed a hand on her shoulder.

Nathaniel lent in close, "Are you sure about this young lady…?"



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Age : 18
Race : Human
Faction : Pirate
Haoshoku : 0
Busoshoku | Kenbunshoku : 2
Attack (ATK) : 265
Defense (DEF) : 105
Reflex (RX) : 170
Willpower (WP) : 185
Level : 25
Experience Points : 2500
Bounty : 32,500,000
Berries : 55,000
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PostSubject: Re: Behind Closed Doors - Episode   Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:36 pm

Miku thought she was prepared for any move her opponent could make but when he simply disappeared she was dumbstruck. Years of experience kept her on edge without dropping her guard but she had no idea where the man had gone. Suddenly she felt slight movement beside her before feeling a familiar hand on her shoulder again. His words sent a chill down her spine and she immediately stiffened in fear as she considered his words.

“How…” Miku muttered before snapping back to reality and shooting herself forward and out of the man’s grasp. She immediately turned around and made sure to press the wall against her back. “If you're going to fight don't rely on cheap tricks. Fight me like a man.” Miku said in the hope that she could somehow bait the man into fighting on her terms. She knew better however, he wouldn't give up such an advantage. And at this thought an old feeling she hadn't felt for over a year at least began to cloud her mind, doubt.

The shine in Miku’s eyes that showed her defiance dimmed as doubt began to take hold. She never dropped her guard and seemed to pull in her arms a little more tightly. ‘I'm not going down without a fight, damnit.’ Miku thought as her eyes searched for the invisible man.

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Age : 18
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Crew : The Magic Circle Pirates
Ship : TBA
Crew Position : Captain
Devil Fruit : Kussetsu Kussetsu no Mi (Refraction-Refraction Fruit)
Haoshoku : 0
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Attack (ATK) : 195
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Bounty : 101,101,101
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PostSubject: Re: Behind Closed Doors - Episode   Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:27 pm


Nathaniel had hoped that his little disappearing act would’ve convinced the girl that there was no point in fighting, however she had other plans. Having thrown Nathaniel off and backed herself up against the nearest wall, the girl called Nathaniel out and put on a brave face. Nathaniel couldn’t tell whether or not she had actually been at all affected by Nathaniel’s abilities, but he did notice that there was a different look in her eyes now.

Nathaniel silently moved over to her right and placed a couple of metres between them. "Cheap tricks? I’ll have you know that people gather from all four blues to see my cheap tricks young lady!" he said before immediately dashing to the left just in case she swung for him.

"Look dear, believe it or not, I’m not actually here to hurt you, you looked like you were in a spot of bother so I tried to get you away from those gentlemen! I’d heard there had been children going missing in this area, and so I couldn’t just walk away when I saw you!"

Nathaniel thought for a moment… What he was about to do may seem crazy, and it certainly had its own set of risks, but it may just be able to sway this girl’s unwarranted first impression of him.

"But, then again, I guess it’s hard to trust a guy that’s hiding from you…" Nathaniel said with a sigh, "Just, promise you won’t try to hit me, ok…?" As he said this, he took a deep breath and released his ability, putting him in full view of the girl. Nathaniel had made himself completely vulnerable. What happened next was down to her.



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Name : Miku Etsuko Sato
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Age : 18
Race : Human
Faction : Pirate
Haoshoku : 0
Busoshoku | Kenbunshoku : 2
Attack (ATK) : 265
Defense (DEF) : 105
Reflex (RX) : 170
Willpower (WP) : 185
Level : 25
Experience Points : 2500
Bounty : 32,500,000
Berries : 55,000
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PostSubject: Re: Behind Closed Doors - Episode   Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:43 pm

Miku wasn’t surprised to hear the response from the man a few metres to the right but could tell he was still out reach. What did surprise her was the response to her challenge. The man obviously didn’t take the bait and even seemed mildly offended at her use of the word ‘cheap’. Soon his disembodied voice was to her left and attempted to convince her that he actually meant her no harm. She lightly scoffed at that before realizing the underhanded insult he slid in at the end. He had just called her a child.

A visible tick mark appeared on her forehead as she came to that realization. Miku knew she was short but she was a grown woman. At the back of her mind her she was slightly embarrassed to be confused for a child, after all she didn’t lack in her feminine charms. Then again she did wear a rather tight wrap and a boyish outfit, but it was just because they allowed freedom of movement. Okay, admittedly she hid her more feminine aspects but she was an adult. Hell, she’d consider herself an adult years ago after some of the stuff she went through growing up but now she was one physically as well. Plus she always considered her face to be cute when it wasn't covered in cuts and bruises.

Miku’s errant thoughts were pulled back to reality when she heard her invisible assailant say that he would become visible. She scoffed at his last second request to not hit him. Then he suddenly appeared a few metres to the left and she immediately turned to face him. She considered for a long few seconds of just Bum Rushing him to prevent him from getting away again, however he had been honest so far and held to his word. She could respect that. Miku lowered her arms to her side but remained wary.

“I could have taken that muscle head easily. Most men think they can win with if they’re bigger and badder. I’m known for taking them down to my level.” Miku then crossed her arms in a show of distrust. “I’m not some fair maiden that needs a knight to rescue her. I’ve taken care of myself since I was a child. So don’t go asking for a reward or anything.” She remained wary. It was at this moment she realized how strange it was that no one had come by to either enter or leave the Stag’s Head. She mentally shrugged and decided to ask one more question that was nagging at her. “Now, what do you mean children have gone missing?”

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PostSubject: Re: Behind Closed Doors - Episode   Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:58 am


Much to Nathaniel’s relief he watched as the girl lowered her guard, he didn’t want to have to hurt her after all. He listened as she went on to describe that she wasn’t as frail as Nathaniel had initially thought, and, to be honest he had to agree. Nathaniel had to admit he judged her too quickly, just as she had judged him in the same way. Perhaps they needed to start again, then maybe she would be able to trust Nathaniel only had good intentions, but first things first; Nathaniel had to tell her about the missing children, just as she had asked.

Although the polite thing to do would be to properly introduce himself before carrying on, Nathaniel could tell by the way she asked about the children that that was all she cared about, anything on top of that would simply annoy her. The pleasantries would have to wait. Nathaniel went on to immediately explain that he too knew very little, only what he had heard from the two drunkards in the bar, that 4 kids had gone missing over the past month and that they thought they had been taken. She was still probably trying to take in what she had heard, and so didn’t respond. It was at this point, when she wasn’t trying to attack him, that it became apparent to Nathaniel that she was actually quite pretty, too pretty for a child actually… Nathaniel shook himself out of it, now wasn’t the time for this. Even though she had put her arms down, she was still wary of Nathaniel; he therefore decided to take this silent moment as an opportunity to affirm his intentions.

"Look kid, I know you don’t trust me, but can’t you trust the fact that I just want to help? Otherwise why would have told you everything? Why would have bothered to help you back there?" he said as politely as he could while still attempting to be assertive.

All of a sudden, Nathaniel remembered the little flower girl from before; although they were probably different ages, the kid in front of him might know her. "Oh, and by the way, I’m trying to find someone, a little girl that handed me this Lily earlier. I just want to make sure she’s ok… Oh, I know! – Perfect Disguise!" he called out before using his abilities to transform himself into the little flower girl from earlier. "She looked like this!" he said with his usual voice – now that he thought about it, it probably looked rather strange coming from a little girl…


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PostSubject: Re: Behind Closed Doors - Episode   Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:52 pm

The amount of information that was told to her was nothing more than the mumbling of drunken men. Then again drunks tend to be the most reliable source at times. She simply shook her head in disappointment at how insignificant the information seemed. Kids going missing wasn’t anything too new around here. It wasn’t exactly uncommon for children to run away and join other roaming gangs of children. She decided to look into this later just in case and decided to go back to paying full attention to the man.

The pale man once again addressed her as a ‘kid’ and she was getting tired of it. “It’s Miku. Stop with that ‘kid’ stuff.” She said quickly before having a chance to answer his possibly rhetorical questions. His tone was polite and he had a strange accent that she hadn’t noticed until now since she was actually listening to him. Miku couldn’t decide if she found the accent entertaining or just annoying. Suddenly the man seemed to remember something as he recounted how he was given a Lily earlier by a girl. Then he suddenly called out some phrase before turning suddenly into a little girl. A little girl she recognized.

She couldn’t hide the surprise on her face at seeing the large lanky man turn into a adorable little girl. After recovering from the shock she gave a small cough in a poor attempt to hide her surprise. “I know her. She isn’t one of mine though so I don’t know where she stays.” Miku said ignoring the fact that the man’s voice was coming from a little girl. He seemed genuine enough in his concern and revealed another one of his ‘tricks’. She would keep this in mind just in case they did end up at odds. “I can ask some of my kids to check on her if you’re really concerned.” Miku offered since she could relate to his want to take care of the kids of the island. “Will that ease your fears?”

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PostSubject: Re: Behind Closed Doors - Episode   Mon May 01, 2017 2:10 pm


Nathaniel, still in the form of the little flower girl, stared up at the girl, relief washing over him as she offered to help. It looked as though she had started to believe him, and for that he was truly thankful; it looked as though his risk had paid off.

"You’re too kind young la-, ah, Miku I mean; I will gladly accept your assistance," he said with his signature smile in response to her question, "oh, and the names Nathaniel, Nathaniel Thorne. Now then, if you please Miku, lead the way!"

As they began to exit the alleyway, Nathaniel couldn’t help but notice the odd glances Miku had been giving him. He then realised it was probably due to the fact that he hadn’t released his illusion yet.

"As I’m sure you could tell Miku, my usual garments are rather outlandish when on an Island such as this one, I stick out like a sore thumb. If we’re truly dealing with dodgy crooks, it’s probably be best if we didn’t stand out." Said Nathaniel in an attempt to explain himself. He was worried that she may think he preferred to walk around pretending to be little girls, of which would make the situation even more uncomfortable than it already was. Eventually they made it out into the Town Square that Nathaniel had been in earlier – but it certainly didn’t look the same.

A herd of people had seemed to gather in a small huddle towards the top left corner of the square, a dull murmur and the apparent sound of crying escaping from them. Nathaniel ran over to the crowd and weaved in between the people to the centre. Knelt on the floor was an elderly woman, tears running down her face as she screamed at the people that had surrounded her.

"Please! S-someone help, m-m-my Grands-son… he’s, he’s gone!" She shouted through her despair, "Noah, h-is namess’ Noah! He was right-t here! Oh please, someoOONE FIND H-him!" After that she broke down crying; collapsed in a heap on the floor.

Nathaniel had seen enough. He pushed his way back into the empty space of the square and looked around for Miku. Now he was angry, and they had work to do.



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PostSubject: Re: Behind Closed Doors - Episode   Mon May 01, 2017 4:02 pm

Miku sighed as the man introduced himself as Nathaniel Thorne and thanked her. The thanks wasn't necessary since she hadn't actually done anything yet but she let him have his way for now. Miku began leading them in silence as she didn't want to give away the fact that the little girl behind her had a man's voice. If anything it was strange that Nathaniel was still masquerading as a little girl. Miku couldn't help but keep glancing at him in that strange form, a silent question sent with her gaze.

Nathaniel seemed to pick up on her query and gave a quick explanation. He seemed to have given it some thought and she simply shrugged and kept walking. She wanted to point out that he would probably raise less suspicion as himself since the little girl he was disguised as was well known and one friendly person would blow his cover. However Miku decided to stay quiet for now as they had reached one of the squares that wasn't as desolate as most. It was a sort of haven for small families and elderly. She stayed around herself to make sure the kids were safe and to take care of any troublemakers who figured the people here were easy pickings. Other parts of the island were much more savage and free for all.

Suddenly the cries of an elderly woman broke Miku’s thoughts and she noticed the crowd of onlookers surrounding the source of the voice. As they drew closer it sounded as if the woman's grandson had been taken. Miku’s eyes hardened as she realized that Nathaniel's information may be true. She noticed that Nathaniel had entered the crowd and had just returned with a look of anger on his face. Noticing his lack of a smile caused her a small amount of joy that she couldn't explain. Maybe it had to do with the fact that Nathaniel's angry face looked like a small angry girl’s who just got told she had the cooties.

Miku decided that she couldn't waste anymore time entertaining the whims of Nathaniel. It was time for her to ditch him and get some answers. “Nat, you're going to have to find your own way home. I got some investigating to do. I'll look into your friends safety. It's the least I can do.” Miku said to the little girl Nathaniel was. She then gave a half hearted wave as she began to walk back to her home. The kids must know something, no one payed attention to the urchins that roamed the streets making them the best source of information. She didn't consider asking Nathaniel for help since she still didn't trust him enough. Though his ability could be useful. She stopped as she reached the end of the square and turned back to look at Nathaniel. Should she ask for his help?  His abilities were unique and could aid her in finding the kids. He did seem upset about the whole ordeal. She stood there staring at the little girl that was Nathaniel with a indecisive look in her eye. Miku really didn't want to trust this man.

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PostSubject: Re: Behind Closed Doors - Episode   Tue May 02, 2017 2:36 pm


As if the scene he’d just seen hadn’t annoyed him enough, Nathaniel now found himself the unexpected situation where the person he had been counting on wanted to end what little of a relationship they had. Nathaniel couldn’t help but feel a little disappointed, it would have been nice to work with someone that knew the island like the back of her hand. She said a quick farewell and assured him that she’d look out for the flower girl Nathaniel was still disguised as. Nathaniel didn’t respond however, he simply stood in silence as she ran off towards the outer edge of the square. He knew it was rude to ignore someone, but he feared he’d say something far ruder to her should he speak, due to the violent rage bubbling within him.

Nathaniel sighed. Maybe this was for the best, after all, Nathaniel was about to go after vicious child snatchers; he certainly couldn’t involve Miku in that, even if she did claim she could handle herself. When she reached the edge, she stopped and turned, once again staring at Nathaniel. Her actions took Nathaniel by surprise, had she just changed her mind? Had she simply gone the wrong way? Was there a reason she seemed to be… scowling at him?

As it turned out, Nathaniel wasn’t going to get any of those answers any time soon. A sharp pain on the side of Nathaniel’s neck made him turn quickly towards his left – the direction the small pebble that'd just hit him had been thrown. A young boy with short burnt orange hair and a large gap in his teeth stood in an alleyway signalling Nathaniel over to him, while mouthing the word ’Amy’. Nathaniel realised this must be a boy that knew the flower girl, of whom must be named Amy. Half due to the reason he didn’t want to give up his disguise and half due to the fact this boy may be a lead on Amy’s whereabouts, Nathaniel made his way to the alleyway as the boy had asked.

When he arrived, the boy pulled Nathaniel over to the side, where he were hidden from those in the square.

"Did you hear Amy? Noah’s been nabbed too… Now that’s five!" He said while staring at the floor, fear echoing in his words. Nathaniel wanted nothing more than to comfort the boy, but knew that speaking would give away his disguise, and so he stayed silent, simply placing a reassuring hand on his shoulder. The boy looked up to see Nathaniel smiling bravely at him.

"Look, things are looking bad here Amy, so me and you gotta hide, just until they find Noah and them other kids. I’ve got it all worked out, we’ll go up to the old museum and hide in the attic, where we used to play with Noah. Then with the money you got from selling them flowers and the money I got from cleaning shoes, we can buy a load of food and drinks so we won’t go hungry! What you think?" Nathaniel couldn’t do anything but nod his head in agreement for the time being. "Fantastic! Right, let’s go buy food first, then we ca--". The red-haired boy was suddenly cut off. He looked to Nathaniel for help before his knees gave way and he fell to the floor. When Nathaniel looked down to make sure the boy was ok, he could see that he had been knocked unconscious somehow. It was then that he noticed some sort of fluffy dart sticking out the back of the boy’s neck. Nathaniel was about to pull it out when, yet again, he felt a sharp pain come from his own neck. He immediately reached up and pulled the dart out, blood spurting out from where he’d been hit. He knew what was coming, it was already in his system. Slowly, Nathaniel’s own legs started to buckle and his eyelids grew heavy. He fell on top of the ginger boy in a heap, only moments away from being completely knocked out. He strained to remain awake long enough to see a dark figure approaching. A man with a less than subtle limp walked up to the two of them and stopped when they were at his feet. Nathaniel tried to look up at his face but was instead greeted by the impending darkness the sleep-dart had assured him of only moments before.



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PostSubject: Re: Behind Closed Doors - Episode   Wed May 03, 2017 1:15 am

Miku was at a stalemate internally as to further involve herself with Nathaniel. She growled under her breath as she decided Nathaniel could be a bigger help than hindrance at this point. With her mind finally made up she refocused on Nathaniel and was about to start heading back towards him when he suddenly had his attention drawn by something and ran off into one of the many side alleys leading out of the square. Seeing him run off without so much as a second glance back at her actually irked her more than she thought it would have. Sure she had done the exact same to him only a minute ago but she had stopped to reconsider. This simply reaffirmed her earlier belief that she didn’t need him. Miku pulled the brim of her hat down over her eyes in irritation at being slighted and promptly made her way back home.

Miku ran into no trouble getting back home and noticed that there seemed to a ruckus coming from inside the old rundown building. As she entered she was hit with a cacophony of crying children, young angry voices, and panic. Something was wrong. Miku walked through the entrance and entered the main room of the house to see the kids all crowding around one of the older kids in her group. The center of attention was Isaac, a thirteen year old boy who had black hair that was curly and a pair of cracked glasses. He seemed to be asking everyone to stay in the house and wait until Miku got back. At this point she decided to make her presence known since they had not noticed her arrival through their panic.

“What’s going on?” Miku asked loudly as she stepped into the crowd. She took care not to shove any of the kids and even giving some of the ones crying a reassuring pat on the back or rustling of their hair. When she arrived in front of Isaac he stood at attention and tried to look as mature as possible before telling her anything. Never mind the fact his nose was still running and his eyes red from possibly crying himself earlier. Miku knew how hard Isaac tried to be the responsible and calm one when she was away and loved that about the kid. He was one of the reasons she felt they were ready for her to leave.

“Big sis, we have a major problem! It’s Jacob! He got taken by some guys and they almost got me and it was my fault and I just ran away and I didn’t know what to do and there are other kids there I think and and and…” Isaac said all this rapidly in one breath as he began to hyperventilate and tears began welling up in his eyes again. Miku grabbed Isaac and pulled him into a hug and held his head into her shoulder as he began crying fully. She noticed that Isaac was as tall as her already and made this slightly difficult for her. ‘They’re all growing up so fast…’ she thought as she held him. “Let’s go to my room and you can tell me everything from the beginning.” Miku said to him gently and he simply nodded. Isaac then removed himself from her shoulder and made his way over to her room while wiping his nose and wiping tears away from his eyes and glasses. “No one leave the house until I resolve whatever is going on. If you have to leave for any reason go in pairs. Got it?” Miku said to the kids in the room before following Isaac into her room and closing the door.

Once inside Isaac told Miku about how he and Jacob had been investigating how kids have been disappearing on their own without telling her. Apparently it had been Jacob’s idea to prove that they could take care of themselves and didn’t need to always rely on her to care for them. At this Miku just shook her head at Jacob’s stubbornness but realized he was only taking after herself after all. Isaac continued about how they asked other kids from the surrounding neighborhoods and that the only thing they knew was that kids were the only ones disappearing. It didn’t matter whether they were homeless or had a family. Then they finally found a lead when a drunk they walked past in an alley mentioned that shadow men from the docks were stealing little people for their master. They knew that half of what the drunk adult said was rubbish but Isaac couldn’t help but notice how similar his rambling were to what was going on. Isaac also sheepishly admitted that Jacob picked a fight with the man in an attempt to get more information. Miku once again realized how bad of an influence she may have been on Jacob who seemed to look up to her the most when he was younger. Passing on the chance to comment she kept her scoldings to herself, Isaac was already shaken up enough.

Finally Isaac said that earlier in the day Jacob was angry and went to the docks to investigate himself. When the pair got to the docks they began asking kids and adults if they knew anything about it. They seemed to wasting their time until they saw a small group of marines walking off their ship that was docked. Jacob decided that the marine’s might know something or be able to help them. Jacob asked the marines if they knew anything about all the missing children and if they could help. The marines told them to follow them into a nearby alley since they couldn’t risk information about their investigation getting out. Jacob trusted them but Isaac admitted to not having a good feeling about the way the marines looked at them. Once they got there the marines tried to grab them both and only ended up grabbing Isaac. Jacob had managed to break free of his marine’s grapple and was ready to fight. However they used Isaac as a bargaining chip forcing Jacob to give in. When Jacob agreed they lowered their guard giving Jacob a chance to kick the guy holding Isaac in the shin, freeing Isaac. Jacob then yelled at Isaac to run and get Miku and that he would catch up later. At this point Isaac was breaking down into sobs as he said he remembered hearing the pained yells of Jacob as he ran. Miku had been silent the whole time and a dark shadow had fallen over her eyes. She got up and grabbed Isaac's shoulders and looked him in the eye. Her eyes were burning with a fury that he had never seen before and it made him actually afraid.

“Isaac, you did the best you could. I’m proud of you.” Miku said with honest pride before heading to the door. She stopped at the door and turned around to face Isaac again, “You’re in charge until I get back, understand? Don’t worry, your big sis will get Jacob back.” With these words she marched through the house and promptly out the front door. Once the door was closed and she was a few minutes away from the house she punched the nearest wall in anger and let out a scream of fury. She was going to break every bone in those damn marines bodies.

Miku noticed that quite a bit of time had passed since she left Nathaniel and wondered if he was still masquerading as that girl. The girl. Crap, she had forgotten to ask the kids if they knew if she was okay. She would have to deal with that after teaching those marines their lesson and getting her little hot headed troublemaker back home. Miku made straight away towards the docks Isaac had told her about and was radiating a killer vibe that could only be described as menacing to anyone who looked at her on the way.

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PostSubject: Re: Behind Closed Doors - Episode   Wed May 03, 2017 5:43 pm


When Nathaniel eventually came round the first thing he noticed was the throbbing headache beating against his forehead in time to his heartbeat. He opened his eyes to reveal that a burlap had been placed over his head and soon realised a gag had also been placed in his mouth. His hands had been tied behind his back and he was leant up against a cold metal bar. Well, I can’t say I saw this coming… he thought to himself as he tried to listen out for any other clues.

He couldn’t hear much, some distant murmuring coupled with the close sound of heavy breathing. All of a sudden, the sack on Nathaniel’s head was ripped off, the light in the room momentarily blinding him.

"So you’re awake huh? It usually takes a whole day for the drug to wear off; to wake up after only 3 hours is actually pretty impressive. You’re tougher than you look little one…" Nathaniel spun round to see that the rough low voice belonged to a tall man sat outside of the cage that it turned out Nathaniel and two other kids had been placed in. The man was big, really big. When stood up he would probably tower over Nathaniel by a good three feet, not to mention he had muscles to spare. Nathaniel couldn’t help but think what damage the man would've been able to do to him had his illusion worn off during the time he was unconscious. Nathaniel looked over to the man’s left to see an old worn crutch leant against the wall, he realised this must be the man with the limp from before.

The man simply stared at him, and Nathaniel stared back, unable to speak, attempting to act as much like a feeble child as he could. Neither one spoke for a good few minutes. The silence was interrupted by a door opening to the left of the man. Surprisingly enough it was a lanky marine that walked through into the light, donned in his white and blue uniform. Nathaniel couldn’t believe his luck, the marines had found the kidnappers and he would be saved without having to reveal himself.

"Sir! The Doctor has accepted the offer and we have received payment, we will now deliver the children!" Dread filled Nathaniel as he finally realised the situation he was in. The large man stood up, for the first time revealing his own uniform, of which had been hidden under a black cloak to this point. He grabbed his crutch and hobbled over to the door, shoving the lanky marine out of the way as he walked by. He stopped at the doorway and turned round, looking straight at Nathaniel, a cruel grin spreading from ear to ear.

"Bring them."



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PostSubject: Re: Behind Closed Doors - Episode   Wed May 03, 2017 7:58 pm

A few hours had passed and the sun was low in the sky providing long shadows and dark alleys. Miku had finally found the dock that Isaac had told her about and could see the marine’s ship in dock still. She couldn’t see any marines wandering around except for a pair of them guarding their docked ship. Miku came out of the alley she was observing them in and began to approach them in a very obvious manner. The two guards had spotted her before she even got half way and were keeping an eye on her. As she got closer she was able to make out the faces of the two men. One was tall but rather bulky as if he spent more time in the Galley than anywhere else. The other marine was on the more lean side and had a handsome face. Well, it would have been handsome if it hadn’t been sporting a fresh shiner over the left eye.

Miku walked right up to them, not being one for subtlety or subterfuge, and asked them a straightforward question. “Have you seen my little brother? He’s about this tall,” she then held her hand three inches above her head and quickly put it back down, “and has long brown hair that he keeps in a ponytail? I heard he was playing around here and I’m worried since he should have been back home by now.” Nothing she said was a lie and thus she was able to easily sound sincere. Though the marines could definitely feel a menacing aura from the short woman.

The two men looked at each other in worry as they had been given orders to stand guard and not let anyone on no matter what. On top of that they couldn’t take this woman in the open like this. There weren’t many people milling about the docks but the sun wasn’t set enough for them to be discreet enough to not draw others attention. The silence was deafening as Miku was slowly losing her patience and more of her hatred for Marines were beginning to show in her eyes. The larger man suddenly had an idea to get himself away from the situation. “I don’t remember seeing any kids around here but I can go ask the others on board.” The bulky marine promptly retreated onto the ship in search of their captain in hopes of figuring out what to do with the woman asking questions. This left the marine with a black eye alone with Miku.

After a minute of silence and Miku barely holding back the urge to complete the set by punching his right eye she had a sudden idea. “So, how did you get that shiner?” The marine looked shocked she would ask him that out of the blue and then irritated once he remembered how it was given to him by some brat they caught earlier that day. “Just some local punk not knowing to respect his elders or the authority of us marines. He got his though.” The marine said with a smug smirk. Miku didn’t like the marine’s tone or smile and decided to keep asking for details. “A local kid? But I thought you and your friend hadn’t seen any kids today?” she asked pointing out the hole in his story. The marine’s face fell for a second before putting on a fake confident smile. “Well, I didn’t want to admit this in front of my fellow marine. He wasn’t there after all.” He seemed proud of his quick solution to his slip up. “From the looks of it the kid must have had a mean right punch.” Miku stated trying to get more details from the marine.  The marine’s smile turned to a grimace as he hotly replied. “The kid got lucky. See, I was distracted when some other troublemaker got out of my friends hands and ran off. I turned to catch the punk but I got blindsided by his friend. We made sure to teach him a lesson for disrespecting us marines though.” The marine had a cruel smile on his face as he remembered beating the kid with his buddies in that alley. Then he realized he had spilled a little too much info and quickly tried to amend it. “You know how the more rebellious kids try to form gangs of their own. They were part of a fairly new on.” The marine was hardly convincing but Miku had to give him an A for effort.

At this point several minutes had pass and the little information she had gathered from the marine matched up with Isaac’s story. Now that she knew she would just raid the ship and save Jacob. Just as she was about to slip her brass knuckles on she heard heavy steps coming from the ship behind the marine. Miku looked up at the ship to see a very large man looking over the side of the boat down at them. She couldn’t make out any details besides how large the man seemed to be even from this distance. He then disappeared from sight and the loud hobbling noise was heard again but seeme to be coming close. Eventually the large man had made his way down to the dock and towered over both his own marine and Miku. To say his presence was intimidating would have been a major understatement. “Now what seems to be the problem here, miss?” said the large man in a very rough low voice. The marine reported what Miku had been inquiring about and the man frowned upon hearing this but quickly had a slimy grin as he looked Miku over once and had an idea. “As a matter of fact I do think that description sounds familiar. If you’d be willing to come aboard my ship then we can ask one of my marines who mentioned a boy like that.” He then put his arm behind Miku and began pulling her with him onto the ship making it look like he was simply helping her. Miku had no idea what to do at this point as she had not expected a mountain of muscle to show up like he had. She simply went along realizing that she may have made a grave mistake and had to figure out a way that didn’t involve fighting for once.

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Devil Fruit : Kussetsu Kussetsu no Mi (Refraction-Refraction Fruit)
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PostSubject: Re: Behind Closed Doors - Episode   Fri May 05, 2017 3:55 pm


As the large men stepped out and the door closed behind him, the lanky marine unlocked the cage and stepped inside.

"Right then kid, time to put you back to sleep, after all, we have to get you ready for transport," he said as he pulled a small syringe from his back pocket, filled with an ominous green liquid. As much as Nathaniel didn’t want to reveal himself quite yet, he could tell that his illusion was wearing off; Nathaniel steeled himself for what was going to happen next. "Now, be a good girl and stay still…"

"Sorry old chap, not gonna happen!" Nathaniel said before turning back into his normal self, much to the immediate shock of the guard. Nathaniel rushed forward and barged into the marine before he had a chance to think. The lanky guard stumbled backward and somehow managed to trip over his own feet, resulting in him hitting his head against the iron bar of the cage. While he was flustered Nathaniel managed to quickly slip out of his restraints – escapology wasn’t only used for his performances after all – and ran over to the marine, of whom had just about recovered from the fall. Nathaniel grabbed his wrist and wrestled the syringe out of his hand. The Supernova plummeted the needle into his neck and made sure that every ounce of the liquid was forced into him.

Almost instantly, the Marine fell to the floor, completely knocked out. Nathaniel shot a quick look at the door and held his breath. He sat there for a moment listening for anyone that may have heard the scuffle approaching. Nobody came. Nathaniel released the air from his lungs in the form of a heavy sigh before moving over to the two kids still asleep on the floor. He sat them up against the wall and removed the bags from their heads. The first boy turned out to be the red-haired kid from earlier, while the other one was a boy with curly blond hair and glasses; Nathaniel guessed this was Noah, the Grandson of the lady that was in the square earlier that day.

With a swift motion Nathaniel picked up the two boys, one under each arm and headed towards the door. He had no idea what was waiting for him on the other side, but what he did know was that he couldn’t very well wait here for the big guy to come back. Nathaniel took a deep breath.

"Let’s get his show on the road…" he said under his breath before nudging the door open and stepping through.



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Willpower (WP) : 185
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PostSubject: Re: Behind Closed Doors - Episode   Fri May 05, 2017 11:08 pm

The sight that welcomed Miku upon fully boarding the ship didn’t ease her worries in the slightest. The deck was full of at least a dozen marines, ranging from good for nothing wimps to weathered seafarers. The large man, presumably the captain from how everyone seemed to either respect or fear the man, simply pushed her along as if giving a grand tour. Never mind that he seemed to do this effortlessly while still relying on a crutch for some reason. Once they arrived on deck the man shoved Miku forward causing her to stumble a few feet before regaining her balance. When she looked back up she was now surrounded in a loose circle of the men who looked at her with a mixture of glee and malice in their eyes. She grit her teeth as she realized some of the men seemed to be preparing for a fight.

“So, you’re looking for your little brother, eh? Do you hear that lads?!” He said in his gruff voice that was dripping with sarcasm. “This poor girl needs help to find him. Why don’t you go ahead and tell them what he looks like?” Miku didn’t want to give them the satisfaction of her listening but she had no clue where Jacob was and had to at least glean some clues from the Marines. “He is about 5’3” and has long brown hair that he keeps in a ponytail.” She said as she frantically searched for an escape route when the time came. A few of the marines behind her started laughing and she spun to face them. “Oh, we know your little brother alright. He gave our boy Lance quite the black eye.” They said while their laughter slowly turned into cruel chuckles. “He sure was a spitfire and you know how to put out little fires like those. You gotta stamp em out!” He followed this up by stomping his foot on the deck loudly causing all the marines on the deck.

“He’s just a kid! How could you?!” Miku yelled in anger no longer playing along with their little charade. She was sick and tired of these marines playing with her. “Where is he?!” She shouted as she quickly slipped on her brass knuckles and took a fighting stance, throwing her previous caution to the wind. The marines laughter eventually petered out as their, assumed, captain lifted his hand for silence. “So the little urchin finally bares its teeth. I had a feeling you’d be trouble if you were really that brats older sister. Well, if you truly must know he is probably being tested on like the rat he is!” He then proceeded to laugh as if he had said the most hilarious joke ever. Miku was visibly shaking in rage as she heard his words. “I’ll give you a chance. If you can defeat at least half of the men in this circle then I’ll tell you where to find him.” As he said this he began to hobble away and gave a waving motion as if signalling the fighting to begin.

The men all saluted at their captain and began turning their attention back to Miku, only to realize she hadn’t waited for his signal and had already begun rushing one of the lanky marines that was near her and sucker punched him. The lanky marine went down in one punch since he had got caught off guard and left only eleven others to go. “I’ll make you talk even if I have to take you all on alone!” She was soon surrounded once again and the marines came at her one by one. They exchanged light blows and she managed to dodge most hits since she was fresh into the fight but the odds were not in her favor. She knew she had almost no chance of getting out of this unscathed but if she could take out five more than she could at least learn where Jacob is and make an escape.

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PostSubject: Re: Behind Closed Doors - Episode   Sun May 07, 2017 8:10 am


When Nathaniel walked through the door he was greeted by the overwhelming smell of booze and charcoal. As Nathaniel looked around he saw that he was in a large room below deck, stuffed full of with countless barrels and a walkway in between them all leading to the stairs. Upon further inspection Nathaniel noticed that, just as his nose had suggested, all the barrels on the left of him were full of alcohol, while all the barrels on the left were filled with gunpowder, however there wasn’t a single marine down here to guard them. As strange as this was Nathaniel didn’t have time to wonder why – he would have to count his lucky stars later on.

He made his way straight to the stairs and cautiously made his way up into the light. When he reached top deck Nathaniel realised he was at the stern of the ship, and more importantly that there was still nobody around. Nathaniel had to keep his wits about him though, someone could turn up at any moment. As he made his way round to the stairs leading to the main deck, Nathaniel heard the clear sound of a struggle occurring. As he stuck his head round the corner to see what was happening, he saw none other than Miku taking on what must have been half of the crew – all the while the big guy watched from the side-lines, blocking off the exit.

What the hell is she doing here?! Nathaniel couldn’t help but think as he tried to come up with a plan. With her here, it meant he couldn’t simply slip away as that would mean abandoning her, but then he risked getting himself and the kids re-captured. Nathaniel put the kids down and took another quick glance at the brawl below. It looked as though there were about 9 guys left at this point; Nathaniel had to give Miku her dues, she was doing well; but it was obvious she couldn't keep it up without getting hurt. It looked as though Nathaniel would have to get a little serious…

Nathaniel took out one of his Decks of the Damned and took a deep breath. He stood up straight, in clear view of all of those below him.

"Good Afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen! I hope you’re ready for a grand performance!" As he said this, the brawl below seemed to halt, all eyes drawn on him in surprise – even the Captain looked over at him in slight disbelief. Nathaniel took the chance this moment of confusion had given him and prepared himself, cards in hand.

"Card Cannon!" Nathaniel called out before coating the cards in Haki and throwing a multitude of them at the lackeys surrounding Miku. From their point of view it must have looked like Nathaniel had thrown an entire deck at them, and so barely had time to react before they reached them. Although some managed to dodge the illusory cards, all of the real ones hit their marks, launching them backwards as if they’d each been hit by a cannonball. Nathaniel didn’t get the chance to notice this however, as he’d already rushed down the stairs, and grabbed onto Miku and one of the now in-pain marines in order to interrogate them later on, once they’d all escaped. Within the split second before he turned around and headed back to the kids, Nathaniel took a quick glance at the Captain, hoping to see that he’d been hit too.

This wasn’t the case.

The Captain stood still, simply glaring down at Nathaniel with a smile, the same one he’d given Nathaniel earlier in the prison. In his hand, he held one of Nathaniel’s Haki-enfused cards, blood dripping from where he’d caught it. Nathaniel gulped before shooting off back towards the kids. As he ran he turned to Miku, of whom still seemed to be a bit taken away by what’d just happened.

"I really hope you can swim!" he said to her before throwing both her and the marine overboard and into the sea, he then turned, grabbed the kids and jumped over the edge of the ship. As he fell he could only hope Miku would save him and the children, after all, the two boys were still asleep and, being a devil fruit user, Nathaniel wouldn’t last long in the water.

Nathaniel braced himself as he landed in the Ocean, his power draining from him almost instantly.



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PostSubject: Re: Behind Closed Doors - Episode   Sun May 07, 2017 10:46 pm

Miku had just ducked under one punch only to be struck from behind sending her stumbling forward. She saw another kick aimed at her gut and managed to block it with her forearms, her hidden vambraces soaking up enough damage to not make her flinch. However this left her open to a punch that caught her right on the cheek. This wasn’t her first time being hit so far as the split lip and bruises forming under her clothes would show. She had managed to take another down but was still easily outnumber ten to one and it was beginning to wear on her. Miku had fought as many as three people at once before but even then she barely managed to scrape by with some luck but now she was immensely over her head. She had no intention of giving up and felt that feeling of anger that she buried deep down beginning to bubble to the surface. Before she could release it in a battle cry suddenly she heard a familiar voice shout before a deck of cards flew into view followed promptly by her being lifted and carried away. This happened so quickly she was still rigid and instinctively braced herself for an injury of some sort to come before realizing she recognized the white hair and eccentric clothing.

“Nathaniel?!” Miku managed to shout in surprise and slight indignation at being carried over his shoulder. On his other shoulder was the lanky marine she had sucker punched at the beginning of the fight. He was beginning to regain consciousness and she realized he would have been back in the fight sooner than she could have finished it. Suddenly they were both flying in the air as Nathaniel threw them over the side of the ship. “You bastaaard!” Miku yelled as she hit the water arms first as she attempted to protect her head from hitting the water first. As she hit the water she immediately reoriented herself and noticed the marine had woken up in panic at being submerged. She grabbed him and dragged him onto the beach below the docks. He was sputtering up water when Miku came from behind and knocked him out with a kick to the head to make sure he stayed put.

Suddenly she heard more splashed behind her and saw Nathaniel floundering in the water. Miku waited a beat until realization dawned on her that Nathaniel was probably not able to swim. She immediately dived back into the water as to save him when she saw two unconscious children floating beneath the surface near Nathaniel. ‘That idiot dropped kids in the ocean.’ She thought as she decided they were priority over him since he was at least conscious. She swam as quickly as she could and got to the children and was able to drag them onto land with relative ease since they were smaller than her. She checked to make sure they were still breathing and with relief could see they were well. She was grateful that the kids were okay before remembering about Nathaniel. “Shit.”

Miku turned back to the ocean to realize he was no longer above the surface. She ran back into the water and saw him rapidly sinking and began swimming towards him. Grabbing him was easy but he was not only a whole foot taller than her but complete dead weight. She had barely managed to drag him back onto land before sinking onto her knees herself and breathing heavily. The adrenaline had begun to wear off, the bruises all over her body were beginning to ache and her split lip burned from the salty sea. She was also very cold and breathing heavily trying to regain the oxygen she expended while constantly diving under the surface. In all the ruckus she had lost her hat and only realized this when it happened to wash up next to her on shore. She slowly reached for it, wrenched it free of water, and placed it on her head before looking over to Nathaniel. “So you can’t swim.” Miku said as a matter of fact, not caring if he was conscious or not. “Idiot.”

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Ship : TBA
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Devil Fruit : Kussetsu Kussetsu no Mi (Refraction-Refraction Fruit)
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Attack (ATK) : 195
Defense (DEF) : 210
Reflex (RX) : 190
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PostSubject: Re: Behind Closed Doors - Episode   Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:47 am


Nathaniel couldn’t say he remembered much after hitting the water, just that he seemed to be submerged for quite a while. He couldn’t help but worry that Miku couldn’t in fact swim – that his rashness may have just condemned not only himself but the four others he brought along for the ride.

When Nathaniel opened his eyes however, he was pleased to discover he hadn’t actually drowned. Instant relief washed over Nathaniel, quickly followed by a sharp pain in his forehead. The water must have taken more out of him than he had realised as when he attempted to stand, his body simply didn’t respond. It looked as though he’d be stuck there for a while. With what little energy Nathaniel had left, he attempted to lift his head slightly, hoping to see where the others had ended up. He was greeted by the sight of the two boys – still unconscious – leant up against each other and the marine he’d managed to grab hold of earlier sprawled out on the sand, sporting a fresh bruise on his temple where he’d presumably been knocked out. But there was no sign of Miku.

“So you can’t swim.” The voice came from behind Nathaniel, and so he dropped his head back on the sand to look in it’s the direction. A now upside-down image of the Supernova’s saviour came into view as she stood on the edge of the small beach looking out to sea. “Idiot.” Nathaniel didn’t argue with her statement – not simply because he didn’t have the energy to speak, but rather that he couldn’t help but agree with her at this point…



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PostSubject: Re: Behind Closed Doors - Episode   Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:05 pm

After spending a few minutes recovering her breath Miku turned back around to see four bodies that would all need to be dragged to wherever the hell she wanted to take them. Her, carrying two kids and two men much taller and broader than she was. She let out a loud sigh as she couldn’t believe how her day had gone to hell so quickly. She looked down at Nathaniel and saw him staring up at her. For some reason she couldn’t find it in herself to reiterate how stupid his actions were with that look of helplessness and gratitude in his eyes, ugh. Not that she is in any position to talk, she had no chance of defeating all those men on her own. She was tough, but she was just a girl who got into the occasional scrap, no magic man or brawny marine.

“Kids come first. Just get some rest and watch that one.”
Miku said pointing over where the unconscious marine was. He had a nasty looking bruise already forming on his temple. Maybe she had hit him a little harder than necessary but he deserved it. They all did. Miku walked over to the two children and recognized the little boy as that old woman’s grandson. She knew where they lived and knew it wasn’t too far away from the docks. Probably why the marines decided to nab him in the first place. With one child under each arm Miku made haste to Noah’s grandmother’s home. The marines hadn’t left their ship yet apparently and Miku counted herself as extremely lucky. Hopefully they didn’t go searching under the docks as they would find their unconscious man and the incapacitated Nathaniel. What exactly was he doing there anyway? Did he really sneak onto that ship just to help Noah get back home? Huh, guess he wasn’t such a bad guy after all.

Once she arrived at her intended destination she gently lied the two children against each other so they wouldn’t slump over. Miku rapped on the ramshackle door loudly and quickly before taking off around the corner to hide. A light turned on in the cracked window near the door and Miku could barely make out a door opening followed by a cry of joy and surprise. She peeked around the corner to see the old woman hug her grandson and gingerly carry the other child inside as well. With that done Miku turned on her heel and began to jog back to where she left Nathaniel and that marine. Hopefully Nathaniel had recovered enough to at least lean on her shoulder. Carrying one of them was going to be tough enough but hauling them both would simply be impossible for her.

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Ship : TBA
Crew Position : Captain
Devil Fruit : Kussetsu Kussetsu no Mi (Refraction-Refraction Fruit)
Haoshoku : 0
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Attack (ATK) : 195
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Reflex (RX) : 190
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PostSubject: Re: Behind Closed Doors - Episode   Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:36 am


Miku ran off with the two little ones in the direction of the town square, therefore leaving Nathaniel alone with nothing but an unconscious marine and his own thoughts for company. As he stared up through the gaps in the wooden boards of the docks above him, the sunlight shining through, he couldn’t help but wonder what it was these Marines were doing with the children on this island. Who was this so-called ‘Doctor’? And how the hell was he ever going to get the best of the monstrous captain with the limp? Nathaniel needed answers and he needed them fast. First things first though, he had to get up.

Slowly but surely, Nathaniel could feel his strength returning to him, enough so to push himself into a sitting position. One at a time he shook out his arms, then moved onto his legs. With a heave he just about managed to get to his feet – an effort that didn’t come to much avail, as he fell straight back down again, causing the sand below him to be blown upwards in a hazy golden cloud. After another few attempts he eventually summoned the strength to stand up straight, and before long he was able to move around – albeit reasonably slowly and not very far before needing to support himself against a wall or something similar.

A few minutes more went by and Nathaniel had managed to move over to a nearby wooded beam that supported the docks above him. He looked down at the Marine wondering what the best way to get information out of him would be. That was when a lightbulb switched on inside Nathaniel’s head. The only problem was that in order to utilise this plan, Nathaniel would need more time to recover.

It was at this point that a familiar face appeared from around the corner.

"I’ve got an idea Miku. But I don’t think you’re gonna like it…"



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WP - 205

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Willpower (WP) : 185
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PostSubject: Re: Behind Closed Doors - Episode   Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:32 pm

The night was silent as Miku made her way back through the alleys and desolate streets that led her back to the docks. It was strange that she hadn’t seen a single marine on any of the streets. She honestly expected them to come after her but instead they hadn’t made a single peep. Hell, one of their own was missing and that didn’t even seem to faze them at all. So much for loyalty among crew mates. It disgusted Miku as she made her way back to Nathaniel as quietly but quickly as possible.

“I’ve got a idea Miku. But I don’t think you’re gonna like it…” Was the first thing Nathaniel decided to say to her as she jogged around the corner. No thanks, no are the kids okay, typical man. Miku shook her head and looked over to the marine that she had knocked out cold to make sure he hadn’t moved at all. He hadn’t. With that out of the way Miku walked over to a beam opposite of Nathaniel.

Miku leaned against the beam across from Nathaniel and gave him a quick up and down to make sure he was okay. He was still breathing heavily and was mostly supported by that beam he was leaning on. Nathaniel didn’t seem to have any blatant injuries on him as opposed to her. She was covered in bruises and her clothes were torn in several spots. Her hair was now dry but stuck up in several places from under her hat since it had not been properly brushed after her dip in the ocean. She was a proper mess. Nothing unusual for the trouble making woman. Miku stared at Nathaniel waiting for him to continue explaining his brilliant plan and even gave a wave of her hand to signal him to continue. She wasn’t in the best of moods right now.

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Crew : The Magic Circle Pirates
Ship : TBA
Crew Position : Captain
Devil Fruit : Kussetsu Kussetsu no Mi (Refraction-Refraction Fruit)
Haoshoku : 0
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Attack (ATK) : 195
Defense (DEF) : 210
Reflex (RX) : 190
Willpower (WP) : 205
Level : 25
Experience Points : 2563
Bounty : 101,101,101
Berries : 2,300,000
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PostSubject: Re: Behind Closed Doors - Episode   Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:49 am


Nathaniel slunked down onto the sand, still leaning against the wooden beam, and looked up at the clearly agitated Miku stood across from him.

“Let’s just say that I have a way that’ll make this scumbag sing like a canary. It’s not a method I’m particularly proud of, but it’ll get the job done.” Nathaniel paused to catch his breath: he was still somewhat drained from earlier. “But we have two problems. One is that I don’t have the energy to do it yet, the other is that we can’t do it here. Someone may hear him screaming…”

Nathaniel knew that they were pressed for time, but he still had confidence that this would be the simplest way to make sure the marine spilled the beans on the mysteries occurring on Centaurea. He drew his gaze away from Miku, not being sure if he wanted to see her reaction or not and instead looked down at his now sodden white gloves. He must look a state.

“I imagine you know this island pretty well. Can you think of somewhere we won’t be found for another hour at least?”



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PostSubject: Re: Behind Closed Doors - Episode   Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:07 am

Miku was surprised to see Nathaniel sink back down into the sand, he truly must have been more exhausted than she had presumed. However she waited to hear out his plan before moving to provide any kind of assistance. After hearing him out Miku remained silent as she thought over what Nathaniel had told her. So he needed a place to stay, huh? She knew of one but she didn’t want to risk the kids safety. If it was just Nathaniel she would consider it but that damn marine wasn’t getting near any of her kids ever again if she could help it. Thinking of the kids reminded her of Jacob and how scared and alone he must be right now. With a dark look in her eyes she looked at Nathaniel.

“I know a few places we can take him. Mostly abandoned buildings that we deem too dangerous to consider using as shelter due to their shoddy construction. Plus as long as you ain’t around the nicer areas no one will care to follow the screams. Everyone on this island knows better than to stick your neck out for anyone. Especially strangers.” Miku explained to Nathaniel and gave him a pointed look as she added that last bit. It was very uncommon for locals to help strangers but she owed Nathaniel for saving those two kids.

“Look, I’m all for getting this all solved tonight but you look like a right mess. You help me get what we need from this scumbag but then you’re done. Alright?” Miku’s tone left little room for argument. “I’ll make sure you can get somewhere safe and then head out myself. Let us take of our own. You’ve done more than enough.” With this Miku walked over to Nathaniel and offered him a hand. If he took it she would wrap his arm around her shoulder and support his weight. With her off hand she’d simply drag the Marine behind her and start heading toward a more desolate part of town through the alleys.

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PostSubject: Re: Behind Closed Doors - Episode   Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:14 am


Nathaniel inhaled deeply. He knocked Miku’s hand away and placed his feet firmly on the sand. He pushed hard against it and eventually managed to rise to his feet, all the meanwhile using the beam for support. Once he was stood up straight he cocked his Top Hat upwards to face Miku for the first time, a large smile spread across his face.

“Sorry Kiddo, but you can’t get rid of me that easy. We’ve come this far; why ruin such an entertaining double act before the big finish?” Now came the tricky part. One leg at a time he attempted to walk forwards and, although he was somewhat wobbly, he was able to stay on his feet. He hobbled past Miku and over to the Marine.

“Besides,” he said before looking over his shoulder, “you’d miss me too much."

In truth, Nathaniel was scared. He wasn't sure if he wanted to find out what it was these monsters were doing to the children, nor did he fancy crossing paths with the Marine captain again anytime soon. But more than any of that, he was afraid of what might happen should he allow Miku to face it all by herself. She may be tough - a hell of a lot tougher than Nathaniel first thought for that matter - but no-one would be able to do everything this task required by themselves.

"Now then, if you’d be so kind as to lead the way!”



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PostSubject: Re: Behind Closed Doors - Episode   Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:06 am

Miku’s irritation spiked when Nathaniel had the gall to slap away her hand before standing up on his own. Fine, if he wanted to play tough guy then let him. Miku simply crossed her arms as she stood nearby in case he fell back over. Surprisingly he managed to stay standing and even managed to put that smile back on his face. Then he called her ‘kiddo’ again and she shot a glare at him and continued doing so as he shakily began walking past her and towards the streets. She rolled her eyes when he made the remark about her missing him. Since Nathaniel seemed well enough she moved over the the marine, sat him up, and managed to slide him over her upper back so she could carry him while holding on to his legs and arms as a way to keep him balanced. Her back was straight and she was visibly red in the face at the attempt.

After a few steps in the sand she got used to the extra weight and settled into slow pace. She didn’t want to waste any breath on talking and simply kept walking past Nathaniel. Hopefully he was smart enough to simply follow him. Oh, this marine seriously need a diet thought Miku as she could walked through the alleys slowly. She knew a shoddy warehouse nearby that should serve their purpose well. After twenty agonizingly slow minutes of a small woman carrying a man twice her weight and a tall white haired young man hobbling along beside her, they reached the shoddy warehouse. Miku walked up to one of the side entrances and simply kicked in the door which gave way easily and swung wide open. She hustled inside and was welcomed to a large enclosed place filled with pile of random junk scattered around. It appeared that it was once a storage place for a local business but with the poverty that was rampant across the island most stores went out of business. She walked up to one of the many support pillars that was spread out across the warehouse and tossed the marine against it.

“Oh god, that was horrible.” She said in broke gasps as she was tired from carrying that guy for so long. She hadn’t paid attention to Nathaniel at all as it took all her concentration to make sure her legs didn’t buckle during the last stretch of their walk. She simply walked away from the marine and figured she would let Nathaniel do whatever it was he was gonna do. “Hey, if you want we can take turns questioning this guy. I know I would like a few shots at this bastard.” She said as she pounded her fist into her own palm. “Just an idea.” She said as she leaned against another pillar to rest for a bit.

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PostSubject: Re: Behind Closed Doors - Episode   Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:49 am


Miku’s silent agitation didn’t go unnoticed, but neither did her lack of an argument against Nathaniel’s wish to continue with their little investigation. And so they cautiously made their way through the streets and back alleys, gaining a fair few odd looks from the occasional passer-by that was lucky enough to see their dysfunctional parade.

By the time they reached the worn down warehouse Nathaniel had pretty much recovered from his encounter with the water and was fully prepared for what came next. The marine had been propped up against a stone pillar ready for Nathaniel to take the stage. Miku offered her assistance, however – as unintentionally cocky as it may sound – Nathaniel didn’t think he’d need it.

He waltzed over to the Marine and bent down next to him, slapping on his signature smile as he did so.

“Excuse me Sir? I’m afraid nap-time is over…” The Marine didn’t stir. Now, the polite thing to do would be to continue trying to gently wake this man from his slumber. But they didn’t have time for that. Nathaniel gave the marine a sharp slap across the face, causing him to let out a small cry of pain before coming to.

“Wh—Where the HELL AM I?!?! How dare you people k-kidnap a member of Captain Leclerc’s Marine Corps!” He yelled desperately as he flickered his gaze around his surroundings, probably in an attempt to grasp the situation he had found himself in. He was about to start up again, but Nathaniel wasn’t in the mood to listen to any of his blithering nonsense, and so decided to cut him off.

“Sorry to interrupt, but, as I’m sure you’ve noticed, you’re not exactly in any position to make idle threats. Now then, down to business.” Nathaniel leant in close, his devilish smile unwavering. “You can either tell us everything you know about the children, the ‘Doctor’ and this ‘Captain Leclerc’ and live out the rest of your miserable life, or there’s always… the alternative…”

The marine gulped under the pressure of Nathaniel’s killer aura, but, staying loyal to his Captain, said nothing. Nathaniel stood up with a sigh and turned to face Miku. “Well, it was worth a try. Oh, and prepare yourself; this may not be pleasant.” Nathaniel closed his eyes and slipped into a state of complete focus. “Mind Melt.”

Almost as soon as he’d said this, the Marine behind him let out an almighty howl, closely followed by a short break, then another scream. This repeated again and again as Nathaniel showed the Marine his own cruel death, again and again. Each death more gruesome and painful than the last. One illusion consisted of him slowly being lowered into a fiery pit, another had the marine trapped in a well with the water rising, one made it feel as though he were being eaten alive by a horde of Lapahn. The noises escaping from this man were truly harrowing; disturbing even. Every second that went by merely reminded Nathaniel why he hated using this torture tactic, but as they say, desperate times and whatnot.

Nathaniel opened his eyes, releasing the illusion, and the Marine collapsed onto the floor, all but frothing at the mouth. He once again bent down next to the Marine, of whom was now barely conscious, still wearing his cruel smile.

“Now then, shall we try this again?”



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PostSubject: Re: Behind Closed Doors - Episode   Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:01 am

Miku slowly recovered from the long haul and observed Nathaniel as he approached the Marine. A small smirk appeared on her face when she saw him slap the maring awake, bastard deserved more than a slap but it would do for now. As she listened the Nathaniel begin his investigation she wasn’t surprised at the marine’s refusal to comply to their wishes. It was both irritating as it would only slow down her rescue of Jacob but the darker part of her was glad they would have a chance to ‘persuade’ him to talk. Though what happened next was something she would never have predicted.

Nathaniel had slipped into some meditative state and muttered a short phrase before the real interrogation began. The marine’s grew dilated and he seemed to lose his grip on reality as his eyes began to dart through the room as if he was seeing things that weren’t there. The man started howling in pain, fear, and panic before quickly quieting down only for the cycle to continue. These weren’t simple screams of pain, they were true cries of horror. The cries of a man who saw his death quickly approaching. It cycled several times and each cry was worse than the last. The whole time Nathaniel remained unaffected and remained in his meditative state. It was truly a horror to watch and Miku’s face reflected the shock and slight fear she began to feel at Nathaniel’s ever growing repertoire of skills.

Eventually Nathaniel ended his meditative state and the marine finally collapsed. His eyes were bloodshot, skin pale, and his mouth was foaming as he had screamed his own voice hoarse. Nathaniel simply continued his questioning as if nothing had happened at all. It was terrifying to see this man cause the marine to face some unimaginable horrors with that damned smile of his still plastered on his face. Who was this man? At first Miku never gave any thought to who Nathaniel was but seeing several terrifyingly powerful abilities and his extreme exhaustion after his plunge into the sea the pieces began to fall into place. He must have consumed a Devil Fruit. It would explain his strange abilities and his inability to swim. Nothing else would make sense at this point and she remained silent. Her fists were obviously not needed and they were all she really had to offer.

A deep pang of helplessness rung through her as she realized Nathaniel must be on a completely different level of power than she was. And she had been treating him as if he was dead weight the whole time. With this humbling thought she looked away, her pride damaged and a frown on her face.

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PostSubject: Re: Behind Closed Doors - Episode   Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:19 am


“Okay, Okay! I’ll t-talk, just please, don- don’t do that again…” The Marine sat up against the wall, clearly mentally drained from his unfortunate experience.

“We were stationed here a couple months ago, the big bosses were finally gonna take action against the corruption on this island. We were gonna be the Vanguard, but when we arrived, not even Captain Leclerc could do anything. This cesspool was just too far gone. That was when the Captain came across him.” The Marine sighed before carrying on, almost as if he was ashamed.

“He called himself Dr Mengele. He said he’d been watching us and that our ‘all-out attack’ approach was all wrong. But that he knew how to help. He said the only sure-fire way to fix this island was to get rid of everyone on it and start again, so he came up with a plan and said he needed us and the Captain to help.

The Doctor created a Vaccine you see, he called it Coal Flush. He said the vaccine festers within the victim’s veins and replaces the oxygen in their red blood cells therefore cutting off the oxygen supply to the brain and killing them, turning the blood black in the process. The only symptom is the deathly grey color a victim turns about 24 hours after becoming infected, but by that point it’s already too late for them.

The true genius of the disease comes from its contagiousness. The Doctor wanted us to kidnap kids for him to infect, then he’d release them all back to their families. Within one week the disease will have spread across the island, within one more every filthy degenerate on this island will be dead.”


Nathaniel stood up slowly, visibly shaking with anger. “And where exactly is this Laboratory…?”

“In the old observatory on the other side of the Island.” The marine started to shake. At first Nathaniel thought he was crying, but as it turned out, any show of remorse was too much to expect from this trash. The marine was not crying, but laughing in fact. For the first time he looked up from the floor, instead looking Nathaniel in the eyes. “But you’re too late, the Doctor’s gonna carry out his plan tonight! THERE’S NOTHING YOU CAN D—“ Nathaniel cut him off with a quick punch to the face, knocking him out cold once again.

Nathaniel turned to face Miku, a cold-blooded grin now spread across his face.

“Well, it seems as though we have work to do.”


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PostSubject: Re: Behind Closed Doors - Episode   Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:47 pm

Miku was already irritated but when that marine started to trash talk her home it turned to anger. When he revealed the marines originally came to help them her anger grew. When he mentioned a name she knew who to take all this out on. When he revealed this mad man’s plan, her anger began to visibly affect her as she began to breath noisily out of her nose in an attempt to calm herself. Her once crossed arms were now at her sides with curled fists that were shaking slightly. But what really set her over the edge was how they planned on using the children of the island to spread it. Miku closed her eyes and all the shaking and fury was gone. Her rage surpassed that. It was a cold smoldering anger that she had never felt before. This Dr. Megele was the monster that dared take one of her own. He would pay.

With the location revealed and the marine knocked out at Nathaniel’s hand Miku could finally appreciate the man’s cold-blooded grin. She merely returned it with a smoldering scowl that wasn’t intended for him but was present none the less. “That’s an understatement.” Was all Miku said before she stormed towards the door they came in from. Not caring if Nathaniel followed after her or not. She had a name, she had a location, and she had a little brother that needed his big sister. Her walk was fast and she turned corners quickly, as if every second mattered. It honestly might for Jacob.

Miku wouldn’t stop if Nathaniel called for her. She wouldn’t stop if he begged her to slow down. Though if he were to get in front of her she wouldn’t force her way through. She may need him as an ally and wouldn’t push away his help this time. Though if he did none of these things she would simply continue her march towards where Jacob was. If anyone spotted her during her march they would feel a murderous intent coming off the woman and quickly turn around or hide indoors. The short woman had the look of a woman with a man to kill reflected in her eyes.

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PostSubject: Re: Behind Closed Doors - Episode   Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:40 pm


Miku led the way out of the warehouse with Nathaniel following closely behind, both of them leaving the Marine behind to – hopefully – rot. As they walked through the streets, back alleys and alcoves Nathaniel thought about what exactly laid ahead for Miku and himself. If what the Marine said was true, then this ‘Coal Flush’ had to be stopped before it began, but there were two problems; Dr Mengele and Captain Leclerc. Nathaniel had already seen first-hand what the Marine Captain’s capabilities were, and this Doctor held the key to mass destruction and chaos. What’s more, nobody else knew about it, in fact, telling anyone would likely cause mass mayhem; not to mention it would force the Doctor to move forward the experiments.

Nathaniel was so lost in thought that he didn’t even realise that he and Miku had arrived outside the Observatory. The building resided on the outskirts of town, where the lights of the city wouldn’t block out the stars. The building itself took the shape of an enormous white dome stood on top of a plain brick-walled cylinder. Bricks were missing and the paint had peeled off in most places, but loud noises blared out from within, and it was clear that most of the lights were on.

Nathaniel looked over to Miku.

“Are you ready?”



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PostSubject: Re: Behind Closed Doors - Episode   Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:33 pm

“Do you seriously need me to answer that?” Was Miku’s reply as she decided to take the lead by trying to open the door. Of course it was locked so she did the only thing she could about locked doors, she struck at the door over and over with her Brawler’s Knuckles until she managed to break the door in as if she was a living battering ram. Her chest was heaving but it wasn’t because of how tired she was, no, it was because with each punch her rage grew as she imagined all the horrible noises coming inside being torn from Jacob’s throat. With the door finally being open, albeit noisily, she stepped into the well lit interior of the observatory.

Upon entering the building she could make out the fact that the entire building shared one ceiling that was the dome and that it was simply one giant room instead of being divided into multiple rooms. The giant telescope that once occupied the observatory was replaced with tables with vats of bubbling liquids, tubes that connected these vats to vials and beakers. Along the far wall were several makeshift curtains that seemed to hide something behind them. It was almost as if someone has set up several changing rooms on the far wall. To the left there was a some box shaped containers that were covered up with sheets as well. The boxes seemed to be a source of multiple noises that strangely sounded like a mix of shouts and wails. On the opposite wall there were discarded piles of trash, debris, clothing, and other strange miscellaneous objects. Some of the piles were simply rotting compost that filled the lab with the smell of decay and sulfur. This place was truly a hell if the marine was telling the truth about it’s goal and the horrible experiments that were conducted here.

Though there was all this to take in Miku’s attention was drawn to two men who seemed to be engrossed in a conversation of some sort while looking at the multitude of vats on the several tables spread across the center of the Observatory. The two men immediately looked up as the door had gave way to the short woman. The larger of the two was familiar as it was none other than the captain of the marines himself, Captain Leclerc. The other was a more frail looking man with oily hair that simply lay where it may on his head. He was only looked about 5’9” but his frame was extremely lithe and his skin was pale and had several blotches as if it had been burned by chemical spills. Miku presumed this man who was dressed in a ratty lab coat with just as stained clothes underneath to be the mad Dr. Mengele.

Without stopping for a second she marched straight into the Observatory and stopped as she made it a quarter of the way through the building, halfway to the two men who were situated at the center of the building. “Where is Jacob?!” Demanded Miku with a shout filled with rage and desperation. At the question that rebounded throughout the Observatory a voice could be heard coming from the far end of the room from behind one of the make shift curtains.

"MIKU, HELP ME, THEY HAVE ME TIED TO A TABLE!!!" Though the voice seemed to be quickly muffled as if someone else unseen behind the curtain had gagged the voices owner. At hearing this voice Miku immediately felt her rage soar to new heights as she realized she had finally found Jacob in this mad man's clutches.

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PostSubject: Re: Behind Closed Doors - Episode   Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:29 am


Miku had decided to take the ‘storm in guns a’ blazin’ approach, which Nathaniel didn’t object to at this point. She went ahead of him into the building and began demanding to know where her brother was. Nathaniel followed closely behind her and took in his surroundings; luckily for them there were only two enemies in sight – unfortunately one of them happened to be Captain Leclerc. Nathaniel immediately met his eyes as the Captain’s intense aura filled the room. Leclerc spun round slowly to fully face the two intruders, and nonchalantly began making his way towards them.

Nathaniel stepped forward, matching Leclerc’s pace, now standing by Miku’s side, and leant in close before she could jump into the fray.

“Okay, here’s the plan, you get rid of the Doctor and make sure the disease doesn’t leave this building, I’ll get the big guy away from here and deal with him somewhere there’s less likely to be any damage.” Nathaniel said, all the while never losing eye contact with the Marine.

Nathaniel stood up straight and called out to Captain Leclerc. “Look, I don’t want you anywhere near this place and you don’t want me to cause a ruckus here and risk destroying your plans, so how about we take this outside?”

The Marine didn’t respond, he merely continued walking towards the duo. Nathaniel braced himself, but the Marine simply walked by them and headed towards the now broken door.

“Sounds like a plan.”



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PostSubject: Re: Behind Closed Doors - Episode   Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:43 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Behind Closed Doors - Episode   Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:43 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Behind Closed Doors - Episode   Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:15 pm

Miku E. Sato uses LT Bum Rush on Dr. Mengele.
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Dr. Mengele uses LT Precise Incision Miku E. Sato
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PostSubject: Re: Behind Closed Doors - Episode   Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:15 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Behind Closed Doors - Episode   Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:03 am

The voice of Nathaniel was barely registered in Miku’s ears as she was seething with unbridled anger to rush through the two men separating her from Jacob. Miku’s eyes were dead set on the doctor and she merely nodded at Nathaniel’s plans. When the giant marine captain walked past them Miku waited for Nathaniel to follow after him before doing anything herself. Once it was only Miku and Dr. Mengele in the lab she immediately rushed at the man letting out a roar of as she used her Bum Rush ability to rush the mad man.  Her right fist was being pulled back in expectation of meeting that disgusting man's ugly mug. [LT][Bum Rush]

Dr. Mengele had other other plans in mind however, he cackled madly and quickly reached for a vial on his desk and a scalpel he could use as a weapon and then prepared strike back at Miku as he planned on dodging her attack. However in the brief seconds he looked down to grab his two tools he didn’t realize how quickly the woman would run at her and was surprised at how close she was upon raising his eyes.

Miku saw the weapons but didn't let that stop her Bum Rush. She leapt over the table that separated her and the mad doctor and used that momentum to smash her fist into his face. The hit connected and sent Dr. Mengele flying back over the desk behind him causing several glass beakers and other tools to shatter on the floor. He continued over the table and slid along the ground until he came to a stop by getting caught in the makeshift curtains that created those private rooms in the back of the lab.

Dr. Mengele quickly got up and rubbed his aching jaw and grew both annoyed and fearful of the short woman he originally underestimated. This isn’t how things were supposed to go. He quickly got himself out of the curtains and noticed that he had exposed one of the rooms that held his subjects. This particular room had an empty blood stained table with worn leather belts on it. Seeing it brought an idea to his head as the makeshift room beside it held the woman’s precious Jacob. If things didn’t turn out his way he could use the boy as leverage to escape.

With a backup plan in mind Dr. Mengele stood up and reached for his scalpel and a glass flask of chemical that had landed near him. He began to cackle madly as he looked at the short woman who was once again approaching him. Oh, he wouldn’t let her have her way so easily. He would have lots of fun experimenting on her if he could just knock her out. With this in mind he slowly made his way towards her with the intent of splashing some of the chemical in his flask at her should she try rushing again.


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PostSubject: Re: Behind Closed Doors - Episode   Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:20 am

Nathaniel Thorne uses LT 'Copycat' on Captain Leclerc
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PostSubject: Re: Behind Closed Doors - Episode   Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:20 am

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PostSubject: Re: Behind Closed Doors - Episode   Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:23 am


Nathaniel followed Leclerc deeper and deeper into the forest that lied on the back side of the island, far away from the observatory and even further still from the city. At no point did they speak, but then again neither of them had anything to say. Nathaniel pondered why Leclerc hadn’t made a move yet; he also wondered what was stopping him from making a move himself. The only conclusion he could come to was that each crook – in some way – respected the other. He guessed there really was honour amongst thieves, albeit Nathaniel would never think of stealing children.

Before too long they came to a large flowery plain that formed a rough circle shape in the centre of the forest. Nathaniel looked down and immediately recognised the white lilies that were scattered all around him – it was the same flower as the one he still had attached to his coat – the one that Amy had given him upon his arrival on Centaurea. Thinking of her now only fuelled his rage.

Nathaniel stopped and stood still for a few moments, allowing some distance to grow between himself and the Captain. When the Marine was about 5 metres away he too stopped and looked up to the now sunset-stricken red and orange sky.

“This will do nicely; don’t you think pirate?” He spun around to face the Supernova, a devilishly excited look on his face. “What prettier place could there be to die?” he said with a small chuckle.

“It seems, my dear Captain, you are seriously underestimating me.” Nathaniel said with a cheeky grin. “Now then, lets gets this show on the road!” Before Leclerc could say anything in response, Nathaniel began to walk in a large circle, with Leclerc at its centre, the Captain’s eyes following him all the way.

Copycat. Almost as soon as he had said this Nathaniel appeared to split in two, then into four, and so on until there were 8 clones of the Magic Man all circling Leclerc at a consistent pace. Then, like a chorus, they all began to speak at once.

“Makes things a bit more difficult now, eh?” The older man spun round on the spot in an effort to weed out the real enemy. All of a sudden, he stopped and redirected his eyes to the trees that surrounded them. “Huh, it’s a nice trick kid, but not good enough to get the best of me!” The marine captain whipped up his crutch from underneath himself and turned it round in his arms until he was holding it with the end facing outwards towards the treeline, revealing a small hole in the end of the wood. Leclerc pulled out the handle, causing a small trigger to pop out. He fired a single bullet straight towards the nearby forest, completely bypassing all the Nathaniel’s.

The Magician’s all began to laugh. “Nice aim Cap!” The Captain seemed unfazed, he merely leant back onto his crutch and stood still. “You don’t know the half of it Kid,” he said with a grin, BB Bouncer! [LT][BB Bouncer] All of a sudden one of the clones came to a standstill, a large hole having appeared in his forehead. The clone then faded away into thin air. “One down, seven to go”. Another clone was shot down, then another, then another. “What the hell did you fire?!” the remaining Nathaniel’s called out before yet another clone was dealt with.

The Marine let out a cynical laugh. “I’m one of the best Marksman in the Marine Corps you fool, and with my multitude of various ammunition, I can deal with anything that comes my way.” Another clone was shot down. “Take my BB Bouncer for instance, if the name wasn’t enough of a clue, it’s a small elasticated pellet capable of ricocheting countless times over, and can therefore take out multiple targets at once.” Another clone was destroyed, leaving only a single Magician stood staring at the Marine, wide eyed. “Gotcha.” The rubber bullet came from behind the marine and flew by his head, hitting the last Nathaniel square between the eyes.

But rather than fall and die, the last Nathaniel too, faded into nothing. The Marine Captain’s smile disappeared. “They were all clones?! WHERE THE HELL ARE YOU, YOU BASTA—“ Nathaniel had jumped out from behind the nearest tree and cut him off with a swift uppercut, causing the Marine to be flung into the air. [LT][Copycat]

“Looks like you weren’t watching close enough Leclerc!” The Marine landed onto the floor with a large thud, causing the pollen from the Lilies to puff up in a small yellow cloud. “How?!” he called out, spitting blood as he did so.

“Well, usually a Magician never reveals his secrets, but what the hell.” Nathaniel said with his familiar smile. “It was simple actually, you see when I was making my clones I simply stepped behind the last one and followed it round until your back was turned, then I hightailed it for the nearest tree and waited for the opportune moment, hell, your bullet even zipped over my head a few times!”

The marine grabbed hold of his crutch and began to stand up. Nathaniel wasn’t going to allow him the time to recover, and so he charged head first towards the Marine and jumped into the air when he was within a metre of him. “Magician’s Barrage!” Nathaniel landed heavily on the Marine, knocking him back to the ground, all the meanwhile creating a countless number of illusionary arms, all of which were coming down on the Captain’s face at full speed – of course only Nathaniel’s real arms would actually touch him, but without being able to detect which ones they were made this attack almost impossible to escape from, or at least that's what Nathaniel had hoped... [HT][Magician's Barrage]


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Magician’s Barrage – 9 Post Cooldown:
 

Mind Melt – 2 Post Cooldown

Perfect Disguise – 5 Post Cooldown

Current Stats:
AT - 195
DF - 210
RF - 190
WP – 205

HP – 202/202

RX% (Against Captain Leclerc) – 173%
DMG% (Against Captain Leclerc) – 105%

Captain Leclerc's Stats:
Tier: 2

Level: 30

Stats: ATT – 290, DEF – 185, REF – 110, WIL – 195

Hit-Points:133/197

RX% (Against Nathaniel Thorne): 58%

DMG% (Against Nathaniel Thorne): 139%



OOC: Hey Miku, sorry it took so long to reply, a camping holiday mixed with car troubles caused me a fair deal of trouble! haha!

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