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Postby Astares Amauricanum » Sun Mar 14, 2021 10:11 am

"They are indeed." replies Alicia who has come back to the group after her brief talk with the Lieutenant. "Apparently, they will move out soon for nightime maneuvers and shooting range exercises. Just so you know, those are located out of town. Even though we managed to pack quite a few things below the Palace grounds, shooting ranges for tanks are not one of those." says the female Colonel with a small chuckle.
"And to come back to what you just said Miss Asuna, remember that this tank platoon here is a part of the Imperial Guard, so even though it's the personal army of the monarch, our regular armed forces still get state of the art gear. The active units that is, we can't supply all of the reserves with the latest technologies.
Those tanks in particular are currently being slowly deployed in the Keiserlig Custos, as well as the Imperial Marines. The Army, for their part, will get the newest version of the M1 Adams tank, the M1A3."

If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to ask. But I suggest we be on our way now, or we're gonna be late for the exercise." finishes Pavel as he looks at his forearm computer for the time, before motioning the group out of the garage and to the right.
And so, the group passes in front of the other closed blast doors, and after going down some other stairs to the left, and some other corridors left and right for about three minutes, they finally reach one of the entrances of the shooting range, labeled "SHOOTING RANGE." in red light above a set of metal double doors, which Pavel opens by putting his right hand in front of a scanner, and after scanning his retina and fingerprints, says in Astarian "With additional guests", before pushing the door open.

"If you're wondering how I can open the door with just my hand in front of the scanner," he says to the UIS women, "know that since a few years, all Astarians have been implanted a microchip under our clavicle, which contains various informations such as our identity, some medical data, etc. Although that does not mean that we've switched to an all digital society. We still use bank notes and such for example.
Anyway, for us military personnel, we also have two additional microchips on top of the main one, which are located in our arms, therefore allowing us to us scanners like those just like someone would use one with a magnetic badge for example."
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Postby AHSCA » Fri Mar 19, 2021 2:29 pm

"Ah yes, of course, excuse us." Asuna apologized on behalf of her and Sayaka for getting a little caught up with the impressive tanks.

Impressive tech on display as he mentioned to them they had electronic implants that really gave them some nifty abilities and skills. "That's impressive." Asuna said with a bit abated breath, though now she felt like this might put her and Sayaka at a disadvantage but no time to worry now, now was the time to be on top of their game and sharp. "I suspect these give you a tactical advantage?" She asked rather nonchalantly; best not let the "enemy" know she had concerns. Of course they weren't a real enemy, but for the purposes of the exercise and to not fail their Duchess, they would be considered hostile. "Oh sorry, maybe I should hold on questions if you're ready for us."

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Postby Astares Amauricanum » Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:06 am

Even though Asuna asked nonchalantly about the implants, Pavel and Alicia saw right through her, and knew that she was asking about it in regards to the upcoming exercises. So, with a knowing look at each other and a small smirk at the corner of their lips, the Morozov Couple decided to mess a bit with the AHSCAian Royal Guard.

"It indeed gives us a big tactical advantage." replies Alicia with a smile to Asuna. "If we activate them correctly, we only have to say a few magic words, and every woman we meet will fall right in our arms. Here, check." she says as she motions to her husband
"Asuna, you're the light of my knights, the moon of my days. So please, let us kiss at once!" exclaims Pavel as he extends his right hand, palm facing outward, to a few centimeters of Asuna's face.

As that happens, the women would see that they have entered a shooting range, with various boxes looking to their right, to shooting lines about 50 meters deep, with various targets lying around, with among them some collapsible targets currently lying on the ground, and ready to be pushed upward with the push of a button.
A few meters ahead, Adrean, Anna and a small part of their Guards would be standing, them also wearing tan combat pants, T-shirts and plate carriers, with their Assault Rifles, LMGs or DMRs hanging from a one point sling across their chest.
However, at Pavel's joke, the whole group erupts in laughter, clearly amused at the Colonel's joke...
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Postby AHSCA » Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:42 am

Asuna sort of pushed him back, not hard enough to really topple him but enough to keep him away. "Eeeeh....I'm taken." Well she wasn't really taken but might as well let him down gently.

"Ahem." She cleared her throat. "Now if we're all set here, I'm sure Sayaka and I are ready."

"Aww you two were cute together." Sayaka chuckled "But yes, I'm ready when you all are."

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Postby Astares Amauricanum » Tue Mar 30, 2021 12:16 pm

"All right then." says Adrean as the entire group of Astarians switches back to their professional and serious selves.

"Here's some PPE for you all ladies, the last thing we want is for you to go back to the UIS deaf or with a shaterred eardrum." continues the Emperor as Anna and him hand to Marcella, Gisella, Asuna, Sayaka and Asuka a pair of roll-down foam earplugs and a pair of active earmuffs.

"So, if you agree, we'll test you two Asuna and Sayaka with your pistols. Go to a shooting box when you're ready." explains Anna, before turning her head to the remaing three women.
"As for you three, if you wish, we also have additional weapons if you want to try your hand too." continues the Empress as the group of Astarians get aside, revealing various boxes of ammunition, as well as various assault rifles, shotguns, pistols and revolvers.

"Pick one if you want to." offers the Empress with a warm smile.

If you choose to have Marcella, Gisella and/or Asuka take Anna on her offer and they pick a weapon, just write the name, I'll consider there's enough variety in the choice laid here. :)
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Postby AHSCA » Sun Apr 04, 2021 2:00 pm

"Thank you." Marcella and the rest took the ear guards and goggles for their eyes.

"I think I'll pass." Marcella decided, then turned to Asuka "Miss Kotobuki?"

"Oh no, not me, Milady weapons and me don't mix well."

"Gisella?"

"No, no thank you."

"Then we'll be leaving it to you two, Sayaka, Asuna. Do your best."

"We will, Milady." They both said taking their respective weapons from their holsters and stepped into the box to begin their target practice.

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Postby Astares Amauricanum » Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:50 am

"Okay then, here we go." simply replies Adrean, before nodding to Phillip standing a few meters away from him.

On cue, the Imperial Guard Officer presses some buttons on a console next to him, and immediatly, the targets start popping up in front of Asuna and Sayaka.
From the ground, from the ceiling, moving targets from left to right and vice versa, and targets representing a hostage situation where the two women have to shoot a narrow space representing the head of the hostage taker.
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Postby AHSCA » Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:44 am

"Asuna." Sayaka said without saying their strats for this one.

"Right." Asuna nodded, they were clearly on the same wave length as both pulled their arms, painting their marks and firing ideally of course to maximize damage on the "perp" but save the hostage. A bit risky and required a steady arm, steady shot and keen eye, both they had as well trained guards for Her Majesty and Her Majesty's family.

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Postby Astares Amauricanum » Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:12 pm

Adrean, Anna and the rest of the Phantoms watch with keen eyes the two AHSCAian Royal Guards dispatch the targets with their pistols.

"Cease Fire!" exclaims the Emperor at the end of the exercise, before he grabs a tablet computer and starts browsing on it.

"Asuna, Sayaka, congratulations." says Anna to the two women, after having looked at the tablet for a few seconds. "Accuracy between 86 and 97%, perfect movements with your weapons, all hostage takers shot without damage to the victims. We now know for sure Their Highnesses are safe in your hands." adds the Empress as she refers to Marcella and Gisella.

As she finishes, Adrean turns the tablet towards Asuna and Sayaka to show them the results. And indeed, the two women have great scores everywhere.

"So, do you want to try something bigger before we move to something else?" asks Adrean as he jerks his thumb towards the stock of weapons behind him, still waiting to be used if the two AHSCAian women want...
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Postby AHSCA » Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:02 pm

The orders for them to cease fire came and the women stopped, putting their weapons on safety. Well their results were great, high accuracy and no damage to the hostages. They kept a clam demeanor but inward both were celebrating "Thank you, we're glad we were more than satisfactory." Asuna said. "Well I for one would like to try something bigger. What about you, Sayaka?"

"Hey bring it on, I'm feeling pumped now."

"Your Highnesses?" Asuna also wanted to check with Marcella and Gisella, after all they were under their command and if time was an issue they needed to know. But for now Marcella gave "Go ahead, really show them what my Royal Guard is made of."

"As you wish, and thank you. You have it, bring on our next challenge."

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Postby Astares Amauricanum » Sat Apr 24, 2021 12:44 pm

"All right then, please come here." replies Anna as she extends her arm in an inviting gesture, motioning for Asuna and Sayaka to follow her to other shooting boxes.
Once they have reached it, Adrean and her hand two XM4 Assault Rifles to the two Islanders. The rifles are fitted with an holographic sight with a collapsible 3.5x zoom, a foregrip and a laser/lamp pod.

"A classic of our armed forces, the Aquila XM4 carbine." says Adrean to Asuna and Sayaka. "Phased out in 2017 in favor of the newer M8A1 Assault Rifle in the active units of the Astarian Armed Forces, but still in use in the National Guard, the State Defense Militias and the compulsory military service.
Caliber: 5.56*45mm, and between 750 and 900 rounds per minute. Show us what you've got with those." he finishes before handing the rifle to Asuna, as well as ten magazines, Anna does the same with Sayaka.

Once the two Royal Guards have the rifles in hand, the exercise begins.
Just like before, it is a series of targets popping up from various places, but on top of that, at certain moments, Adrean shouts to the two women "FULL AUTO!" or "SEMI!", indicating them when to change the fire mode with the fire selector located near their right thumb.
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Postby AHSCA » Wed Apr 28, 2021 5:50 pm

"Serious firepower." Sayaka noted taking the rifle to her arms and getting her feel on it.

"All right, we'll make the most of every round we got." Asuna took hers as well getting her sense on it. Once both were comfortable enough with the rifles it was time to begin their fire test on them. Starting off full auto as shouted they had the rifles set to the full automatic fire, it was a good kickback with it, no surprise but they had a firm grip on it. The next order shouted out, "SEMI" and just as quickly. They'd continue until an order to cease fire came down.

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Postby Astares Amauricanum » Thu Apr 29, 2021 2:26 pm

"Cease fire!" shouts Anna once Asuna and Sayaka have used all their mags.

"So, Ladies," starts the Empress once she has reviewed the performance, "you did well too on that one. And even better, accuracy is at 95% now, and very constant. I'll just say this, congratulations to the both of you! You can be really proud of them Marcella." she adds as she, her husband and their friends start applauding the two Royal Guards for their performance.
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Postby AHSCA » Sat May 08, 2021 12:11 pm

the order came in and the two ladies ceased, safetied their weapons and removed their eye and ear protection. This news was even more outstanding as their accuracy was up. Not too shabby with weapons they didn't really have experience with. "Wonderful. I'm glad we did so well." Asuna nodded.

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Postby Astares Amauricanum » Sat May 08, 2021 1:05 pm

"You can, your professionalism is to praise" replies Anna, before raising her right arm behind her, just like her husband.

Two of their guards place a small pistol in their right hand, and after grabbing them, the Imperial Couple brings them back forward, only to raise the guns and align Asuna and Sayaka in their sights.

"Don't panic, those are just airsoft replicas and they're not loaded." says Adrean as he puts his left hand forward in a calming/stopping gesture, before bringing it back on the pistol's handle.
"But for this next exercise, it's as you see it. Consider we are armed attackers who want to harm Marcella and Gisella. Show us how you disarm such an opponent. We will not resist the moves you will do to us." continues Adrean, as he does not move from his stance, waiting how the AHSCAian Guards would react to this one...
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Postby AHSCA » Tue May 11, 2021 9:09 am

The next part of the exercise began, a simple disarming of a suspect, within a flash the two women pounced, Sayaka slipping behind Adrean kicking out his legs from under him and holding him in a leaned position as Asuna with Anna, she immobilized the arm in question holding the weapon, getting her to drop it.

"Secure!" They both replied to each other.
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Postby Astares Amauricanum » Thu May 13, 2021 12:00 pm

In a matter of seconds, the Imperial Couple ends on the floor, their arms behind their backs and the pistols yanked away from them. One thing for sure, Asuna and Sayaka were good, really good. Using their smaller size to move behind them and make them fall is something they should have expected from the two UIS women.

As they get back up, they don't say anything at first, before starting to clap loudly, followed by the rest of their friends.
"Congratulations, both of you." says Adrean with a large smile. "You really impressed us, and that's saying something. Now, do you have anything to say before we move to the next set of exercises?" he asks to the entire group of guests.
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Postby AHSCA » Sun May 16, 2021 1:48 pm

They let out a huff with a smile as they had the moment to really catch their breath. "I'd say we're ready for our next challenge, let's press on." Asuna nodded and Sayaka nodded along in agreement.

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Postby Astares Amauricanum » Tue May 18, 2021 5:56 am

"Very well, follow us then." replies Adrean as he leads the group out of the shooting range, and into various corridors, stairs and hallways.
"Just to ask, is anyone of you claustrophobic, afraid of the dark, or sensible to the eyes or lungs?" asks the Keisaer to the AHSCAian women.
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Postby AHSCA » Sun May 30, 2021 9:18 am

"No, we're okay, I think." Marcella looked around and it seemed nobody was speaking up to any of the conditions they were about to face.

"We'll be fine." Sayaka said with a nod, "So please lead on."

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Postby Astares Amauricanum » Sun May 30, 2021 2:36 pm

"Very good then." simply replies Anna as the group carries on, crossing path with other Imperial Guards or staff members, until they reach a changing room, with one side for men and one for women.
"Here we go." says Anna as she guides Marcella, Gisella and the other UIS women in the women's room, while Adrean leads the men on their own side.

The changing room is pretty usual, with lockers on each wall and a set of benches on the center.
"Here is where you change into our pads and protections for the upcoming exercise." explains the Keisaerina as she opens five lockers, revealing inside a polymer chestplate, knee and elbow pads, leg and shoulder pads, and a googled helmet not unlike the ones used by airsofters.

"We'll be waiting for you outside." finishes Anna as her group and here exit the changing room, leaving the five women to change quietly.
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Postby AHSCA » Mon May 31, 2021 5:25 pm

"Very good, give us a few moments." Marcella and Gisella changed into the gear, all in all it was a lot and a bit cumbersom requiring the help of both Asuna and Sayaka to get it on.

"I'm sorry, I know you're job isn't to help me get dressed." Marcella apologized to Asuna

"Ah think nothing of it, Milady." Asuna responded "Not like I don't help you with other things anyway. Besides I want Miladies to be safe and sound. All set?"

"Think so."

"Sayaka tell them we're ready."

"Got it!"

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Postby Astares Amauricanum » Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:24 am

As Marcella, Gisella, Asuna, Sayaka and Asuka get out of the changing room, they are met with the group holding weapons, but with some parts in a blue color.

"Okay, I hope you are all ready." says Adrean with a smile, before taking out two pistols from a box , with the upper part in a blue color as well. He hands them to Asuna and Sayaka.

"Those are simunitions pistols." he explains to the two women. "They shoot a special type of round that fires as a normal one, but which marks the target with paint upon impact. This is what we will be using today. Orem and Mareva, which you saw this morning, will be playing the Opposing Force for this exercise, and will be using painball launchers against us, which pack more punch and therefore hurt more and leave some marks. That's why we issued pads to you."

"For the exercise," continues Anna, " we wil also be using gas masks, as we will fight in an environment filled with tear gas. Any questions?"

(OOC: And it's now been a year since we started this RP. Yay!)
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Postby AHSCA » Sat Jun 05, 2021 11:47 am

"No, we understand perfectly. Miladies, we hope we'll be of service in protecting you today."

"Do your best." Marcella encouraged.

"Then we are ready. Sayaka, let's show them what we're made of"

"Mhm!"

(yay one year)

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Postby Astares Amauricanum » Sun Jun 06, 2021 2:15 pm

"All right then, masks up everyone!" replies Adrean as some Phantoms give some gas masks to the AHSCAian women and help them put them on, just like the rest of the group. Once everyone is geared up, with their gas masks covering their faces, all the Astarians load a round in their rifles, before opening a door leading outside.

As the group exits the preparation room they were in, they now find themselves in a very large area, with a high ceiling and with a ground area equivalent to many football fields.
All around them, a thick mist floats in the air, a mix of artificial smoke and tear gas. The area is only dimly lit, so the group can not distinguish well their surroundings.
Here and there, some vehicles in more or less good shape (some of the are just wrecks) are parked, and one can distinguish a bit in the mist the shape of what looks like a small building made out of plywood.

"We use this area for large scale trainings." explains Adrean to Marcella and her group, his face distorted by his gas mask. "We can rearrange it as we want, by using plywood to make buildings, and we also use vehicles. So get ready, the exercise starts now. Stick to Anna and me. Asuna, Sayaka, watch the sides, Pavel and Alicia watch the rear. Questions?"
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