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Training arena
The West Wing of the Citadel is used as a training arena for the members of the citadel. It is a large, circular stone room — with three large fireplaces that illuminate the room, but also act as floo network portals. The room is painted with ancient runes, which act to supplement magical power, however they are such ancient magicks, that it is almost forgotten how and what their use is. There are two upper balconies overlooking the training arena, which Sabrina is usually found upon, watching her paraders spar.
Citadel training room


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Roleplay (Sabrina's Balcony)

Reuben and Tessa

Reubensmall
Reuben Ellis Cole - freelance espionage agent • in the business of misery

- "Leave me alone."
Message Me  - 22:07, August 27, 2018 (UTC)

He's been pacing through the Citadel for the past hour, examining every room and enjoying the intricate carvings of the walls, the way the breeze blows through the permanent cold. The training area is a maze and Reuben is on the balcony, looking down with slight awe. Adele had spoken about it almost every night, and she was right - it's just as incredible as she'd described.
Emma Roberts (1)
Tessa Bellerose - thief for the black parade • the thorn

-“She wasn't waiting for a knight; she was waiting for a sword.”
Message Me – 22:12, August 27, 2018 (UTC)

How an absolute stranger is up on the balcony without Sabrina hounding his ass is beyond her, truly. Already accustomed to new paraders springing out of nowhere, she isn't nearly as pissed off, confused or hysterical as she may have been years ago. Instead, she regards him with a raised eyebrow. "May I help you?" she asks, coolly, leaning into one of the pillars as she stares right at him.


Reubensmall
Reuben Ellis Cole - freelance espionage agent • in the business of misery

- "Leave me alone."
Message Me  - 22:15, August 27, 2018 (UTC)

The voice sounds so much like Sabrina, so much like Adele, it almost gives him chills, and Reuben stands up straight when he spots the figure leaning against the pillars, giving him a death stare. "Miss Bellerose, I presume?" he asks, folding his hands across his chest; whether Sabrina has filled her in on the news he had presented is unknown. "The name's Reuben. I - am a friend of your mother's."
Emma Roberts (1)
Tessa Bellerose - thief for the black parade • the thorn

-“She wasn't waiting for a knight; she was waiting for a sword.”
Message Me – 23:01, August 27, 2018 (UTC)

"Tessa Bellerose," she nods. As curious as she once was, it's nothing like now. The mention of her mother has her lifting her head, looking on at him with piqued interest. "Have you seen her?"


Reubensmall
Reuben Ellis Cole - freelance espionage agent • in the business of misery

- "Leave me alone."
Message Me  - 17:21, August 28, 2018 (UTC)

His brow instantly furrows; clearly she hasn't been informed about the bad news. "Um - Sabrina hasn't told you?"
Emma Roberts (1)
Tessa Bellerose - thief for the black parade • the thorn

-“She wasn't waiting for a knight; she was waiting for a sword.”
Message Me – 17:46, August 28, 2018 (UTC)

The fact that he's brought Sabrina up means she knows something big. Whether it's good or bad has yet to be seen, but it's gotta be big. "She's out," she says, curtly. "What does she have to tell me, again?"


Reubensmall
Reuben Ellis Cole - freelance espionage agent • in the business of misery

- "Leave me alone."
Message Me  - 17:56, August 28, 2018 (UTC)

There is a noticeable lump in his throat as he replies, one that is rather uncharacteristic for his usually impenetrable facade. “I think it would be best coming from - well, from close family.”
Emma Roberts (1)
Tessa Bellerose - thief for the black parade • the thorn

-“She wasn't waiting for a knight; she was waiting for a sword.”
Message Me – 18:04, August 28, 2018 (UTC)

There is something unsettling about this conversation that has Tessa's gears running. Who is he? How'd he get here? How does he know Adéle? Where is she? In the end, she settles with: "Who are you?"


Reubensmall
Reuben Ellis Cole - freelance espionage agent • in the business of misery

- "Leave me alone."
Message Me  - 18:07, August 28, 2018 (UTC)~

“Like I said,” he says, a new curtness to his voice, as if he’d emotionally checked out of the conversation. “Reuben. Reuben Ellis Cole. Freelance espionage agent and occasional assassin.”
Emma Roberts (1)
Tessa Bellerose - thief for the black parade • the thorn

-“She wasn't waiting for a knight; she was waiting for a sword.”
Message Me – 18:37, August 28, 2018 (UTC)

Cole. It doesn't stand out from what she remembers, so naturally all she can think of is he's somehow involved with why she isn't here. Her eyes narrow then. "Well, I presume you know what Sabrina was supposed to tell me. Go on, then, what was it?"


Reubensmall
Reuben Ellis Cole - freelance espionage agent • in the business of misery

- "Leave me alone."
Message Me  - 10:43, August 30, 2018 (UTC)

"Believe me," he replies, diverting his gaze back to the arena as he leans against the balcony, eyes lidded. "Better coming from her."
Emma Roberts (1)
Tessa Bellerose - thief for the black parade • the thorn

-“She wasn't waiting for a knight; she was waiting for a sword.”
Message Me – 13:00, August 30, 2018 (UTC)

Judging off his express, she can tell it's not good news what he's brought with him, and it makes every muscle of her body tense up in anxiety. Her jaw tightens; now, more than ever, she has an itch to know who he is, where he comes from, and what he knows. "How do you know her?"


Reubensmall
Reuben Ellis Cole - freelance espionage agent • in the business of misery

- "Leave me alone."
Message Me  - 13:05, August 30, 2018 (UTC)

It's a question he has to skirt around to avoid giving too much away, so he merely says, "We're - close. Not in that way, but I've known her for a very long time. She's saved my ass more than once."
Emma Roberts (1)
Tessa Bellerose - thief for the black parade • the thorn

-“She wasn't waiting for a knight; she was waiting for a sword.”
Message Me – 13:11, August 30, 2018 (UTC)

"Then how has she never mentioned you before?" Tessa's eyes narrow. Nothing seems to be adding up, and it's beginning to get to her.


Reubensmall
Reuben Ellis Cole - freelance espionage agent • in the business of misery

- "Leave me alone."
Message Me  - 13:15, August 30, 2018 (UTC)

Good question. "Because I'm wanted by a lot of very - dangerous people all over the world," he says, turning to face her with a stony expression. "It was probably best she didn't affiliate me with the Parade. It'd have been trouble for everybody, especially Sabrina."
Emma Roberts (1)
Tessa Bellerose - thief for the black parade • the thorn

-“She wasn't waiting for a knight; she was waiting for a sword.”
Message Me – 23:36, September 2, 2018 (UTC)

It's all too convenient, and it puts her at unease. Tessa studies him for several long moments, lips pursed, before ultimately pushing herself from the pillar and beginning to walk away from Reuben, strides full of purpose and a stone cold expression on her face. She has a step-mother to question.


Roleplay (Arena)

(TBP Members only)


Karith Black 3
Karith Black - Keeper of the Citadel - Alistair Fitzgerald's Bodyguard
Send Me an Owl! - 21:00, June 19, 2018 (UTC)
He'd be in the Training Arena setting up for the next day's recruit training session.


Morganlf1
Morgan le Fey - first year slytherin student • carrying a legacy

- "How will history remember you?"
Message Me  - 21:08, June 19, 2018 (UTC)

He's not lost, per se - he's just wandered into a massive open space from what was a huge labyrinth of corridors, and his perspective has been shifted a bit off. Still, Morgan can somewhat figure out his surroundings from the mats and the gym equipment and the observation decks - and then his eyes land on a figure moving all the stuff around, and it kind of scares the living daylights out of him. Who's this?
Karith Black 3
Karith Black - Keeper of the Citadel - Alistair Fitzgerald's Bodyguard
Send Me an Owl! - 12:16, June 20, 2018 (UTC)
He was getting an obstacle course in place that looked like something from American Ninja Warrior. Pools of water with floating platforms, narrow ledges to balance on and vertical climbing surfaces were all being moved into place.


Morganlf1
Morgan le Fey - first year slytherin student • carrying a legacy

- "How will history remember you?"
Message Me  - 17:26, June 21, 2018 (UTC)

The obstacle course looks daunting, and Morgan shuffles a bit closer, peering curiously at the floating platforms and how just how casually this guy is putting everything together. "Um -" he says, quietly. "Is there a reason for all this?"
Karith Black 3
Karith Black - Keeper of the Citadel - Alistair Fitzgerald's Bodyguard
Send Me an Owl! - 17:28, June 21, 2018 (UTC)
He'd keep working not even stopping to glance at the speaker. "Training."


Morganlf1
Morgan le Fey - first year slytherin student • carrying a legacy

- "How will history remember you?"
Message Me  - 17:34, June 21, 2018 (UTC)

Yeah, he could have guessed that. "This is how they train?" he frowns. "What about, like - swordfighting and duels and stuff?"
Karith Black 3
Karith Black - Keeper of the Citadel - Alistair Fitzgerald's Bodyguard
Send Me an Owl! - 17:37, June 21, 2018 (UTC)
He'd turn and look at the kid not seeming surprised he was talking to a child. "We can do that here too...I can reconfigure this area for whatever type of training is needed or based on what people request. In the future I expect a lot more stealth and thief missions so I'm setting this up to give those people a way to practice."


Morganlf1
Morgan le Fey - first year slytherin student • carrying a legacy

- "How will history remember you?"
Message Me  - 17:40, June 21, 2018 (UTC)

Huh. "Can I give it a try?" he asks, tentatively: there isn't an athletic bone in his body, but he's a Parader by blood, so he should probably be able to master the course by now.
Karith Black 3
Karith Black - Keeper of the Citadel - Alistair Fitzgerald's Bodyguard
Send Me an Owl! - 17:44, June 21, 2018 (UTC)
He'd look the boy up and down looking skeptical. "You're welcome to try but you can't successfully do it since you're not big enough. Your arms and legs won't have enough reach to actually make some of the more extreme jumps or handholds on the climbing wall that an adult could."


Morganlf1
Morgan le Fey - first year slytherin student • carrying a legacy

- "How will history remember you?"
Message Me  - 17:48, June 21, 2018 (UTC)

Morgan's eyebrows shoot up; if he was sceptical before, that blatant let-down has motivated him to move a mountain. With a determined look, he positions himself at the front of the course and breaks into a run, little legs carrying him as fast as possible. Karith's right, of course - he misses the second jump by an inch or two, little arms grasping for the edge of a suspended platform as he goes flying through the air and lands on the solid stone floor with a loud thud.
Karith Black 3
Karith Black - Keeper of the Citadel - Alistair Fitzgerald's Bodyguard
Send Me an Owl! - 17:49, June 21, 2018 (UTC)
He'd watch impassively waiting to see how the kid would react to the failure.


Morganlf1
Morgan le Fey - first year slytherin student • carrying a legacy

- "How will history remember you?"
Message Me  - 17:58, June 21, 2018 (UTC)

There's been a nasty scrape taken off the skin of his knee, but apart from that, he's relatively unscathed. "Okay, fine," he grumbles. "I'm too short."
Karith Black 3
Karith Black - Keeper of the Citadel - Alistair Fitzgerald's Bodyguard
Send Me an Owl! - 18:00, June 21, 2018 (UTC)
"For now but you'll grow. Still if you hope to be a Parader you'll have to work for it. Don't think just due to your heritage you won't have to work for your skills."


Morganlf1
Morgan le Fey - first year slytherin student • carrying a legacy

- "How will history remember you?"
Message Me  - 18:02, June 21, 2018 (UTC)

It kind of occurs to him just then that he never introduced himself, yet this guy seems to know everything about him. "Sorry, do you - do you know who I am?"
Karith Black 3
Karith Black - Keeper of the Citadel - Alistair Fitzgerald's Bodyguard
Send Me an Owl! - 18:06, June 21, 2018 (UTC)
"I am Karith and as the Keeper of the Citadel I know everything that goes on here."


Morganlf1
Morgan le Fey - first year slytherin student • carrying a legacy

- "How will history remember you?"
Message Me  - 18:11, June 21, 2018 (UTC)

He blinks, a little overwhelmed. "Okay. Bit... scary."
Karith Black 3
Karith Black - Keeper of the Citadel - Alistair Fitzgerald's Bodyguard
Send Me an Owl! - 18:17, June 21, 2018 (UTC)
He'd let the comment pass unremarked. "So do you want to join the Parade? It's a lot of hard work and few who do really find happiness."