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Special clearance was given to the likes of The Beast of Karakura as he had demanded a meeting with the Vanguard. He was a known veteran and hero of this city, so it was almost absurd for them not to give him a pass into their building as even the other Yuudeshi who were a part of the Vanguard quickly cleared the way for his arrival to be processed as soon as possible. Furthermore, this confidential message held within its contents the fact that higher-ups from the Vanguard, Yayjuu and Vizard Corps were instructed to assemble at 12 noon in the depths of The Vanguard's Underground Base.
Thus, for all the parties who were in the know, the purpose of this gathering was simple: an organization merger. It made no sense to the Yuudeshi that all of these factions should be so divided when they all were having a hard time keeping up with the united front that Shadow Fall appeared to hold with their combined power. If that type of merger could do wonders for the side of chaos, there was no doubt n the mind of Shadin that a similar fusion of entities on the side of this world's order could produce a similar result.
Therefore, as he took his seat in a dark room lit with only the blue glow of holographic lights, The Yuudeshi's gold eyes pierced through the abyss with pure intent as he was ready to finally get this meeting underway. With each of his hands placed on a cold steel table, the Beast let out a soft sigh as he prepared himself for a meeting which could very well change the course of history as they know it.
With their combined pool of resources working together as one superpowered entity, this was going to be their greatest shot at taking out the forces which antagonize this world while they were unstable. Shadow Fall was having issues controlling their faction, Demon World was growing more unsteady, Hueco Mundo was being pushed into Civil Rest and the Monsuta were rumored to be on their way to extinction. Combined with the fact that the Gotei had regained some of their old strength and it would be utterly foolish for them not to make a power move at this point in time.
Thus, with all of these thoughts weighing on him, all Shadin could do was rest on that hope and wait for the others to arrive....
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Subject Post 2Subject: Re: A Beastly Merger [Vanguard/Yayjuu/Vizard Corps Mini-Event] Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:01 am
Music's pree good here, I think you should play it
Song: Encounter - By: Persona 5 OST - Word Count: 1,373
For the hegemonic powerhouses of the world, three years may not be much of a time period. Yuel, only seventeen, saw it to be an excessive length. If she stayed attached to Karakura High, she'd now be a senior, and from the point of a view of a generally normal human--exceedingly normal human, genetically--it was an incredible amount of time. Especially for all she did in this time frame, and all that happened around her. In this time, she met many friends, delved into her lineage with not much gathered, traveled to the city from her countryside home, and inadvertently thrusted herself into the world of the inhuman. And now? She was serving as a political figure beside her nation's president.
The old Yuel never would've imagined this scenario, and most definitely would've lost her composure from the get-go. In fact, even now it was something incredibly overwhelming, but drowning herself in the enrapturing workload helped to put the anxiousness behind her. Three years ago, Yuel accidentally brought a Vasto Lorde to Karakura through a home-made contraption which took hold of the laws of physics and bypassed the Yuudeshi Network; and from that event, she met Shadin Yuudeshi. He took her in, both to ask questions as to why a freshman high schooler was tampering with quantum mechanics--or how she was capable to begin with. And from there, Yuel turned to be a potential needing to be guided and cultivated.
So she was placed by his side, mentored personally for quite a while until she grasped her potential and gained some self-awareness, veering from senselessly bringing calamity anywhere she went, finding some composure, maturing as a scientist and as a young woman, and eventually cementing herself as the Lead Researcher of the Yayjuu. In fact, it was through this position that this meeting was established.
Earlier this decade, before even joining the Yayjuu, Yuel was invited by the previous Combine Leader of the Vanguard to be a part of his research team, and through a rollercoaster series of events, she developed a lasting relationship with the Vanguard's combine, at the time largely sustained and unofficially assented by virtue of her adoptive father being their organisational leader. As a result, the Vanguard's research department was kept close to her heart even after a change in leadership, and following the results of Azure's death, through sorrow Yuel focused whole-heartedly towards the work in the Yayjuu, distracting her mind from the pain in her chest, as she very much coveted the man as more than just a fatherly figure.
It was more recent that Shadin, who was similarly very much a fatherly figure to Yuel as well, the Beast of Karakura expressed discontent with the state of the world. The Demon Queen was notorious for acting with seemingly reckless abandon, spreading nonstop chaos, often leaving the world leaders to clean up the destruction left in her wake, and Shadin dealt with these sorts of circumstances constantly for several centuries now. At this point, they were beyond out of hand, and contesting their strength straight-forward wasn't the easiest manner of approach. The Yayjuu were strong, in many ways, but as of late with the changes in the world, man-power wise they were lacking in comparison, especially considering Ziamichi weren't exactly the most common bunch.
At this point, the thought of a merger, something long since quietly discussed without ever really having some concrete movement towards it, came up once again--this time with a bit more tangible aggression in play to really make something happen, and not just have light conversation on the matter. It was either going to happen or not, and sitting on the fence directly meant nothing was to happen. None of that, not anymore.
Yuel, in many ways acting as the Yuudeshi's personal assistant whilst being groomed as a sort of apprentice, took this into consideration. Recently, there was a change in leadership--once again--for the Vanguard's Research Department: Angel. The young Duulheim, maintaining relation to their department, especially as Vanguard was an ally organisation, was a good point of contact to have something arranged. So, through discussion between the two, finally a summit was arranged, the two of them being participants in the absence of some other leadership figures, as many others were dispatched.
Perhaps Shadin didn't sweat the smaller details, but Yuel--discounting her frequently ditsy moments--liked being a bit more meticulous, and closely discussed the summit, laying the information out on the table to have the meeting underway ,as opposed to simply "demanding" a meeting. Though his reputation, history, and influence definitely was sufficient to do something along these lines, it still wouldn't be the best approach when contacting allies. Yuel liked to see it as the old grandpa losing a bit of interpersonal touch with reality, playfully referring to him as senile at times; though to some degree she did believe that him being at the peak and in his position for so long drew him away from being grounded at times, and undoubtedly it had taken its toll on him.
This was the major reason why Yuel decided to be the proactive on on their side, and more amicably approach their allies, making the matter more coordinated than simply asking for a summit and waltzing into their compound, roughly and abruptly announced ahead of time. Even beforehand, the girl made sure to have the other side adequately prepared, directly working hands on with the meeting to ensure things went smoothly; to be honest, Yuel somewhat anticipated a bit of heated interactions during the meeting, seeing as Shadin was the sort of person that at this point was far too tired of many things in life to have a very "political approach"; straight-forward, goal-oriented and actionable movements were preferable. Hopefully, the others present at the summit were like-minded individuals in this sense, as it would make things dramatically smoother than initially anticipated. At this time, as a matter of course, the Vizard Corps was included, though inviting them was a much easier matter considering the closer relationship between the Yayjuu and the Vizard Corps than the former and the Vanguard.
So, establishing the participants on all three sides and coordinating the logistics of the meeting, the day finally came, and as Shadin entered the premises, Yuel closely followed. In all honesty, her heart was racing, excitement and nervousness leaving heartbeats in the pit of her stomach. The girl was competent in many, many fields, one of the most knowledgeable people in Karakura, and though she might not agree, the world at this point, especially in thanks to the resources finally at her disposal. That being said, knowledge and execution were two different matters; hopefully she could perform adequately here.
Yuel took a seat next to Shadin at the table, her eyes wandering around the room questioning some of the setting. Why was the room so dark? The meeting was supposed to be secretive, yes, but did it necessitate such a serious, ominous sort of presence? Maybe someone just forgot to turn on the light? Actually, on that note, why was the table metal, and pretty cold? The entire room was pretty cold, actually; she figured being underground would offer a warm atmosphere, but maybe people in the vanguard liked the AC to always be on high? Yuel scouted the meeting place beforehand during the planning phase of the summit, but didn't recall all these details.
It was only until her roaming eyes finally landed on Shadin's visage that she realised, all these little things she couldn't help focusing on were really just elements of her nervousness in play, and seeing what she interpreted to be a tired but hopeful look on his face--it offered to calm her down a bit more. This wasn't a sort of meeting to be excessively wary of. Though she may be more of a greenhorn in this setting than some of the other people to be present during the meeting, there was no need to make it painfully obvious.
Finally recalibrating herself, Yuel took in a deep breath with eyes closed and calmed herself down, finally able to patiently wait for the arrival of the rest of the members of this meeting with her heart more settled.
Subject Post 3Subject: Re: A Beastly Merger [Vanguard/Yayjuu/Vizard Corps Mini-Event] Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:10 am
The Mechanical Guardian
Song: N/a STUFF - Artist: N/A STUFF - Words: N/A
In a quiet room, voices were encouraged to speak up. In a dark room, ideas were encouraged to share light on the propositions and inherent difficulties of the topics at hand. Angel had arrived at the meeting place far earlier than anticipated, despite having taken a moment at a different room. Being more machine than flesh, and dealing largely with probability and logic rather than emotions or tact, the Doll had seen no reason not to be there early. Every single one of the parties invited had a name that to a lesser or greater degree laid claim to a file in the droid’s cognitive cyber storage. Granted, some individuals enjoyed the luxury of a far larger file, but information was available to her from all those thought to be present. Interestingly enough, a good chunk of the data was old, and likely updated. What she did have on people like Shadin and Yuel was old enough to no longer be accurate. In the worst case scenario, assuming the meeting didn’t go as planned, at least she could update them in her directory. It just seemed as though most progressed had stagnated and their presence ran idle, likely the only reason for an outdated file. Still, the fact they had chose to push for the meeting now at least gave hope as to their inclination to be more actively present than being a name people once said, or a face people once saw... back when the pragmatic and theoretical went hand in hand, and when leading and enforcing was still one and the same.
From the shadows of the room, a small droid, no more than six inches or so hovered lightly over the floor, scrubbing it to a pristine clean. It didn’t use soap or water, but rather a more modern and efficient technology that made forced reishi against each other in such a fashion as to scrub a construct far better than a cleaning solution ever could. It was comparable to a sort of spiritual deep cleansing and exfoliating treatment but for a more mundane housekeeping sort of task than for personal beauty. The droid would pause a feet or two before Yuel and Shadin, its glowing golden light-like eyes squinting before hovering quickly back into the shadows. From those very shadows, a door opened, and the Doll walked through.
”Greetings,” said the woman, ”please make yourself at home if you haven’t. Everyone else should arrive shortly.”
Despite her better attempts at being early, Angel had calculated that others would have arrived around the same time as well. More importantly, she had calculated for other members of the Vanguard, specially all the Wardens, to already be there. Instead, the burden was on her to be the professional voice of reason and understanding despite being among the most recent of appointments. Frankly, although she was as suited for such a conversation as the very best, the girl was steadily trying to adopt a more human approach to such situations, even with the casual mistake thrown in the fray. After all, even with the benefits of knowledge, logic, and preparedness, there was beauty on being capable to err on the side of caution; it was human to second thought an opinion based on tact, and being Human was something she actively tried to emulate.
Angel took a seat not too far from the two already present; perhaps two chairs to one of their sides. Once she sat, a wave of her hand created a couple of platforms of a spongy-white and solid material. Both surfaces looked more like fitted bases, no larger than a modern midsize tablet. One of them rested on the table, and the other one hovered just about eye level with her. From the one on the table, about three holographic screens would project. They had no background and were rather see-through save for the writing and the edges which kept a light soft glow of blue. The same was visible in the one above her, as about three screens populated with a long list of names, jobs, and points of importance. Each of the screens would fade however, seemingly out of sight though that was not the case. They were still very certainly present and ready to be accessible at a moment’s notice. But for the sake of cleanliness and politeness, the screens would meld into nothing when not in use. There was a lot that could go right with the meeting, though there were certainly more than a few ways to screw it up. If the conversations stayed civil, and the points thought of before speaking, perhaps they could all come to a point of agreement and of benefit to all.
Subject Post 5Subject: Re: A Beastly Merger [Vanguard/Yayjuu/Vizard Corps Mini-Event] Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:47 am
ENTER KAI LAM'S POST
Over the past year, Jian Yijun had experienced and seen what a human would and should never have had to in the past. At this point it wouldn't be even a bit necessary to point out just how much the world had changed since spiritual beings first entered the spotlight. Yet, at times it all seemed like a dream, or in some cases a horrible nightmare. For Kai it was often the latter. From fighting the Monsuta in Africa to fending off hordes of Shadow Fall's forces in Hawaii, the Jade Dragon remained stalwart throughout it all. However, something had changed in him. It wasn't as easy to be heroic in the face of extreme odds anymore. It wasn't as easy to believe a righteous spirit could fight against the tidal wave of evil constantly plaguing the world. For the past 400 years this reality was true for mankind, but for Kai it had only been true for some months. Since that day.
Ever since his foray into the Demon World, Kai had been a changed man. On that day he had seen what could only be described as a waking nightmare: Armies of crazed demonic forces, monstrous Hollows the likes of which put horror films to shame, and power, true power, that could end the world as he knew it. Though his and Nizhuan's efforts accomplished the impossible, Kai knew the woman he had battled was just one of many who could rend asunder both Earth and mankind alike. There was no real way to be prepared for such vile and dangerous beings. Any stopgaps put into place were just that: stopgaps. Temporary. Perhaps it was possible to plug one or two breaches at a time, but eventually the dam would burst and it would take the combined effort of all the good and heroic in the world to survive the following disasters. Such a future became harder to face every day.
Just recently marked a year since Kai had first joined the Vanguard, an organization he had held in high esteem for years. It truly seemed to be the home of heroes who fought to keep safe those who could not protect themselves. Like any other organization or country, regime change had altered the course and trajectory of the Vanguard to the point of going from Earth's number one defender to...irrelevancy. Azure Iramasha and Desmond Hayden had worked to build a lasting foundation capable of surviving anything. Well, almost anything. After Hayden left he was replaced, though to call it a "replacement" was arguable at best. The most recent individual to hold the title of Regent General might as well have left the position vacant. Thankfully she eventually did, allowing the Wardens and division commanders to get down to business. Yet even when not smothered by lethargic and disappointing leadership, Kai was not able to get done what he needed to. Which brings us to today.
Solely possessing essentially the highest rank in the Vanguard, Kai was the go-to for inviting the organization to the meeting Shadin Yuudeshi called. Being both the face and only remaining decision maker left Kai accepted the call and organized the meeting place deep within one of the Vanguard's most important bases, allowing access to the most secure room in the structure to participants. Knowing he had but minutes to make it to the meeting on time, the Jade Dragon hurried and made his way through Sukai Karakura and into the Vanguard's Hidden Base. While in the past as a Warden he was able to participate in battles and teach classes to aspiring Vanguard recruits, more recently every minute of every day was taken up by all the bureaucracy and frustrations one might expect from running such an expansive world-spanning institution. For this reason he just barely made it to the assigned room before the clock struck the determined hour.
After brushing his jacket and straightening his tie, both of which were shades of green, Kai walked through the doorway and came face to face with a legend among legends: Shadin Yuudeshi. This one man had shaped the course of history repeatedly, helping to create the world of today. His name and reputation could strike terror into the evilest of villains and just the sight of his green and black eyes could intimidate the bravest of heroes. Kai however had become more than just a hero. He was walking a path that could eventually lead to his name being uttered along with Shadin's. From within his own jade eyes the Beast of Karakura may be able to see a burning heroic spirit that had already grown through war as he himself had. Next to Shadin was someone from his side and nearby was Angel, Kai's lead researcher in the Combine. As Kai approached the table a heat radiated from his body, warming the cold steel of the barren room in which they sat. After taking his seat at the opposite end from Shadin, the Jade Dragon introduced himself and addressed the others.
"Hello everyone. My name's Jian Yijun, Warden of the Vanguard. Many know me as Kai. We're all aware of why we're here, and I can guess for the most part we're all on the same page. This meeting is so the world can have a united front against the forces that would see it crumble. We need to be able to change as the world changes. So, lets begin."
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Subject Post 6Subject: Re: A Beastly Merger [Vanguard/Yayjuu/Vizard Corps Mini-Event] Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:19 am
Artist: Angelo Badalamenti - Song: Twin Peaks Theme - Word Count: 802
As Valentine stepped through the halls of the Vanguard base, he whistled a tune he’d heard a time or two now, some silly little thing that always seemed associated with aliens or strange goings-on. While he was fairly certain that this was not what people had in mind, he supposed there was still something all too strange about this situation. You certainly wouldn’t hear the alien complaining about his being able to manage a spot at what was a fairly major event, but he supposed it boiled down to a combination of very lucky timing and his place in the Dimir that he was allowed to attend. Besides, his simply being there would make a perfect record of the whole thing for future checking on. One could never say Valentine didn’t think two steps ahead.
But what was he doing here? Well, wasn’t it obvious? He, Valentine Ransom Carter, was to participate in the potential merger of three incredible forces for security on Earth. He would have called them forces for good, but it was likely fair to say they may have had wildly different ideas of what that meant. Not that he strictly minded, of course. He was not simply an envoy on behalf of Mars, he was an active participant in the goings on of this world. Simply watching would not see results, and participation in a meeting so massive...well, it would ingratiate them well into the minds of their new allies, to say the very least. And that, after all, was the first step to being able to truly help.
Though he knew all too well that the guards were giving him looks, both due to his unimportance compared to the rest of the attendees and simply because of his lack of spiritual presence, Valentine said nothing to any of them as he made his way ever deeper into the base, simply giving cheerful little waves and petting the bird he had brought along with him. It would be his own little recorder, a second pair of eyes to keep a lookout when he couldn’t. It occurred to him that this was the first Drone he had actually made for a proper job. How...exciting. He’d have to figure out what other uses there were for these birds...
He took a step into the meeting room, noting the obvious power of the others already inside, and opted for a friendly wave rather than a bow or anything similar. Best to keep things light-hearted and, more importantly, friendly. He could get serious later if need be, but he got the distinct feeling everyone else would already have that fairly well-handled.
“Hello, hello~ I’m very sorry if you were expecting someone else, but it seems everyone else had trouble making it here in time. Valentine Ransom Carter, Lord of Whispers, at your service. A pleasure to make your acquaintance, everyone.”
What a fun title that was, so mysterious. It conjured up all manner of images, backrooms filled with smoke and briefcases full of cash and documents being handed off. Of course, his perception was probably a bit out of date. He wasn't sure the title itself fit him, but the lovely Miss Yuudeshi had deigned to give it to him, and he felt that, even if the name didn't match, the actual duties certainly did. Noticing the energy emanating from Kai, he faintly lamented his exclusion from its influence at that moment, rather wishing he could warm the place up himself just a touch. Dark and cold, maybe they’d known he was coming and tried to remind him of home.
As the white-haired foreigner took his seat, he maintained his smile as brightly as ever, but all the while watched each and every person in the room through the eyes of the white pigeon on his shoulder. It simply moved its head side to side, as birds did near-constantly, but the true motivation was for Valentine to gauge his new allies. He knew very little about them personally, only what he had been able to scrub from the Dimir files and from the internet. Which, he supposed, would be a good deal of information to most people, but to a Martian it was barely enough to make any sort of judgment.
He was the new blood here, and it would be foolish to act as though that weren’t the case. But he had a handful more years of living under his belt than everyone in the room, even if a great deal of them were purely in study. It would have been outright stupid of Valentine to think he had some sort of superiority to anyone in this room though, and indeed, that Shadin fellow...he raised more than a few concerns, not only for Valentine right now but back home as well. He could be dangerous. Best to keep and eye on him most of all… But, of course, he couldn’t discount the others. How fortunate they were his allies, hm?
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Subject Post 7Subject: Re: A Beastly Merger [Vanguard/Yayjuu/Vizard Corps Mini-Event] Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:30 pm
THE EAGLE GOD
CO-HEAD OF THE VIZARD CORPS
"…Hmm. Seems it's time." The man shrugged, rolling his shoulders from side to side. Stepping out of his office, he beheld the Karakura Underground. There was no breeze in this place, none at all… except for one place. On either side of the man's body, emerald feathers began to sprout from his spine, both arms reaching into the sky as he stretched. "Alright! Big meeting, think I'm ready; let's go." Colin was dressed sharply; dark suit, lime-green tie that matched his eyes. He was not wearing his customary hat, nor his jeans and boots.
He looked professional, all things told.
Colin could feel the pressure on his face from the wind tunnel he had had specially designed near his office. It made him feel alive; like it was time to get up and go. So, without further ado, he pressed off of the ground… and sailed up towards the sky, his wings carrying him effortlessly as he shot through the special tunnel…
A merger, huh… Between us, the Vanguard, and the Yayjuu… Well, can't say I really blame them. Colin mused to himself, darting this way and that through Karakura City. His cybermind was controlling his flight pattern, ensuring he did not crash into anything. If we look at them as militaristic organizations, they really have no business being separated. We're all based in Karakura, and have been working closely with them for years. Of course, if you look at them as groups… then things get a bit more blurred, particularly when you compare the Yayjuu and Vizard Corps against the Vanguard.
At last, Colin's feet touched down on the cool ground outside of the building. Oof. He was not accustomed to wearing such… thin footwear. These dress shoes certainly lacked the support of his hiking boots. In a lot of ways, this was how Colin planned to conceal himself. His trademark golden hair was tucked away, the extensions left behind at home today, his hair cut short. Sunglasses were donned around his eyes, concealing the last true part of his identity, as far as visuals were concerned. Therefore, even his lime-green eyes could not be made out.
Colin's wry fingers gripped around the door handle, being granted clearance as he made his way deep into the labyrinth to the place of the meeting. Stepping into the room, he was a bit taken aback by the personas there. Shadin was the first and most poignant individual, with his shock-white hair. Then there was the matter of the lights. Colin was positively blind in those spectacles, so he whipped them off, sliding them into the pockets of his black dress pants. His shining green eyes gave off a kind of light of their own as a result, like two small green lanterns set in his face.
Of course, Shadin was not the only person of prominence present. There was the other representative of the Yayjuu, Yuel, who Colin took note of as he strode over to his chair. Colin nodded in deference also to the leader of the Vanguard, a man whose progress he had found interesting since hearing that he was a candidate for the position. Mr. Jian Yijun… Colin found his way to his chair, his wings having evaporated by this point.
There was someone else here, one he did not recognize immediately. A man who called herself Valentine, whose hair was almost as magnificent as the Eagle God's. His last name made smile just the slightest bit. English names of any kind were not exceedingly common in Karakura, from Colin's experience. Colin would wait for his turn to be introduced, before rising, bowing respectfully.
"Colin Washi: Co-Head of the Vizard Corps. Thank you for the invitation to attend. I hope we can resolve this in the most efficient way possible, in defense of the planet and homes that we all cherish."
With that, he sat back down again, fiddling with the front of his suit-jacket. Along the back of his head, strands of his golden-blonde hair began spilling out a bit, but he did not notice this. He could feel the pressure of being in this room. He was quite afraid of just breaking into a sweat. Colin was able to handle leadership, but when it came down to the wire he was not that extroverted; he just tried hard. Such as now, where he was trying to keep calm and listen to what everyone had to say.
But the truth was… he was fraught with nervous excitement.
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Subject Post 8Subject: Re: A Beastly Merger [Vanguard/Yayjuu/Vizard Corps Mini-Event] Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:12 pm
[LISTEN TO THE POSTING MUSIC OR GET YO WIG SPLIT]
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Shadin's eyes seemed to have a purpose behind them as those golden orbs darted the room, observed each of the players coming in and soon focused back to the center position; as if he were looking ahead to something that others just couldn't see at this time. It was easy to just write it off as someone exhausted or tired, but The Beast of Karakura understood to himself that he had purpose for being here and that the unification of these people was important to the world. It's why even in his thoughts did they not wander too far in the specifics, risks or details of the environment and the people around him. All they could see was absolute victory and he was going to lead them down that path.
"You are right Kai. Time shouldn't be wasted on repeating the same reasons of what gathered us here. Instead, what is important is how all of us will move together as one unit toward the future."
Not for a single nanosecond did the glowing gaze of Shadin's stare avert its sights away from Kai as he spoke in a clear, blunt matter about the circumstance they were all in.
A simple look was given to the Martian Wonder of the room.
The same glimpse of the eye was then given to Colin.
Then, lastly, a more lingering visual examination of his golden haired assistant had been given; as if he were feeling out her nervousness and then radiating a sense of energy to otherwise reduce that need for worry with non-verbal language.
"We all are important pieces of our collective groups. And, if put together right, we form a complete puzzle that unlocks the key to the salvation of our planet."
A pause was then given so that everyone had time to digest the severity of the situation they were all under to and to consider their next actions carefully. When that moment was given, Shadin carried on:
"All I ask is that we put our collective resources, men and powers together under one united group. When faced with great evils in the past, I myself took part in this same action to defeat the tyrant known as Ender. And I feel with the way the world is, we have no other option than to band together once again as The Vanguard Corps to let that beautiful world I remember growing up into having a chance at coming back."
There was a more pained look for a brief moment which washed over the once steel-cold look of The Yuudeshi. Although fleeting in its appearance, it showed that this wasn't a machine speaking to him. As his voice became louder, words flowed with a heavier sense of purpose and his demeanor changed to one of urgency as he knew in his heart of hearts that he wanted the world, his family, clan and all those who leaned on him for strength to be able to finally see a world where they could be happy, safe, secure and freed from the constant overlooking shadow of carnage, war, and death that the last two centuries have been.
"As The Vanguard Corps our one mission is simple: rebuild the Earth, make it better and protect those who live under its blue skies. That's all we ever set out to do as separate factions, have we not?"
Silence filled the air for a few moments to give others time to reflect on what it meant to them to be sitting here amongst one another. Truly, what brought all these men and women together throughout the years of power in their organizations? It had to be something of substance that was keeping them bound to their group. And because of that obvious intention, Shadin had no doubt in his mind they could set aside their differences, if only until the world was more stabilized. As nothing lasts forever in this world, but there wouldn't be much of a world left if it went on its current trajectory.
"So while I understand we will butt heads, have our ways of achieving results and have issues with how positions and leadership will be delegated in this new unified group; the overarching purpose, mission, and hope is that we can rise above that, forget about our individual needs and try, just for once, to try and work together to get us out of this absolute shithole we are in."
With a long exhale of breath, Shadin took one more look at everyone before a simple final question on to all of this:
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Subject Post 9Subject: Re: A Beastly Merger [Vanguard/Yayjuu/Vizard Corps Mini-Event] Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:49 pm
Song: Encounter - By: Persona 5 OST - Word Count: 736
As the number of people poured in, Yuel's anxiety increased step by step. It wasn't necessarily the individuals that provided this sense of nervousness, so much as the severity of the situation and her place in this meeting. Specifically, as one of the organisers, the girl felt a lot of responsibility on how this occasion would turn out. Especially considering the person she coordinated this event with, Angel, wasn't present despite what they organised. Instead, another vanguard member she was unfamiliar with came in, white hair and a bird on their shoulder.
The years provided no shortage of strange individuals for Yuel to meet, so to some extent she was adjusted to their idiosyncrasies, but it never adjusted her enough to deter the general thought of What a weirdo... Especially the bird; the girl had more than enough experience in machinery to be able to spot something non-organic with just a look, so some pretty basic inferences could gather that this man used the bird as some sort of supplementary tool. In this day and age, that wasn't such a strange thing. It was the fact that when the bird swayed its head and looked around, it didn't feel like it was "looking" so much as "watching". A shudder ran down Yuel's spine, before she continued to look around at the others.
Kai, the first one to enter besides the Yayjuu members. Her immediate first impression wasn't positive, not by any fault of the man's character or stature, but his appearance. Why a green suit? The formal attire was understandable, the tasteless choice of nearly an army green seemed like archaic fashion. Her opinion continued to tunnel when the first thing that came out of his mouth was the plea to commence the meeting. A sense of urgency was afoot, so him wanting to rush things along was understandable... but what about everyone else? There was literally only three of them around, and nobody from the Vizard Corps had yet to show up at all. There was a limit to impatience, and this initial impression only resulted in Yuel internally complaining, I wish Chifuyu showed up instead. Of course, that was largely personal bias, as Yuel was closely acquainted with Chifuyu to begin with, and her being a warden was absolutely enough to represent their organisation.
Finally, someone from the Vizard Corps, a pretty boy at that--just her type. Unfortunately... he seemed just as odd-looking at the rest of them. Everyone save for Shadin--actually, especially Shadin--looked like absolute characters, such that feelings of isolation only further propagated in Yuel. It felt like she was the only normal one out of the group, and by no means was this a pleasant feeling. At the very least, getting a quick judge on everyone served to lower her anxiety, but now that the entire group was assembled, the tension of the room rose. The entire group, meaning Zin wouldn't show up. Not that Yuel had any expectations for him to appear, very much to his discredit.
As Shadin began speaking, Yuel straightened her back and started focusing, albeit a bit startled from how sudden he was. Starting from him addressing everyone, when he mentioned her own name, an aura of relaxation exuded from him. Internally, Yuel thanked him, as even though she had no capacity for spiritual sensitivity, it was easily deduced why this sudden wave of calmness washed over her. Enough that Yuel could readjust her focus to the serious matter at hand--up until he started talking again.
Yuel only muttered to herself and couldn't help it. The name was... it could be worked on. This was only the initial meeting, after all.
The rest of the time he spoke, Yuel kept quiet, and only as he finished his speech did she put her input in.
"In practice, there shouldn't be anything considerably different from how our organisations have generally operated. We've already maintained some level of unity and camaraderie, such as Kai aiding the Yayjuu in defending Hawaii, or Shadin coming to Iceland. The key difference here is to go beyond our already similar goals and start unifying ourselves on an organisational level. For the long term. There's an opportunity for striking the iron while it's hot, and Shadow Fall at the moment is more vulnerable than it's ever been, I'm sure you all know this. Thus, there's a sense of urgency to this unification. But what we all mutually need is serious commitment. There's enemies beyond Shadow Fall; K-World has announced a break in their alliance, and while it's convenient for us, it also further leaves their personal strength ambiguous to us, as well as when their next action may be. This isn't just a merger to conduct out of global benefit, but out of necessity. Please understand this."
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Artist: Angelo Badalamenti - Song: Twin Peaks Theme - Word Count: 802
As Valentine listened into this whole exchange, he found it rather peculiar. It seemed as thought they were concerned about pushback against the whole course of action. But why would they have been? Such a thing was entirely beneficial to all parties, and yet it seems as though they anticipated a resounding “no.” The Martian, of course, had no issues with anything suggested, and to him it was rather obvious. They were at the top of the hierarchy. Why would those below see fit to question?
“Serving as a unified force... Yes, I can most certainly agree to that. Sharing our knowledge, abilities, resources, and so much more for the sake of our shared world? That is an ideal that I suspect none could ever find issue with.”
Valentine steepled his fingers then, and looked over his newfound compatriots with a renewed interest. Studying would not be accurate, for there would be time enough for that later, when they were more properly combined as an organization. No, this was familiarization, for Valentine had the faintest suspicion that he would be spending quite a bit of time with this group of people in the near future. Call it Martian intuition.
And, of course, that Martian intuition, along with a little birdie, suggested to him that he had been studied himself. It was amusing in a sense, and he noted that it was a female again. He thought that he might simply ignore it, but wasn't this whole thing for the purpose of coming together? Smiling just a touch more than before, Valentine gave a small wave to Yuel across the room, but his eyes stayed focused on nearly anything but her. The eyes of the dove on his shoulder, however, seemed locked onto her, as if unable to look anywhere else.
“Ah, I do have some concerns though. Do you think there might be issue among the more rank and file regarding potential differences in ideology? There may not be a huge difference, but actual goals might seem more jarring to older members.”
Truth be told, Valentine was only playing devil's advocate. He'd had this thought, certainly, but it wasn't one he personally cared much about. How would there be much of any downside to collectivization?