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Captain Clark Dill, Seeker
Are you calling me wicked? Wicked cool, I hope?
Thu Nov 17, 2016 08:39

Well, they said a battle plan never lasted past first contact with the enemy. He probably wouldn't go so far as to call Pecari 'the enemy' but the axiom worked well enough for rivals, too. He had only just reached and gone by the point designated as 'A', the starting point of his new pattern, but still had most of the distance to point B remaining when Sammy Meeks cracked the first metal clue of today's Pecari strategy at him: she seemed intent on keeping him from following any kind of pattern at all.

Fortunately, his own revised strategy for this game involved a lot more running from bludgers than had been his norm previously and the simple two-step methodology of doing so did not vary depending on if it was a friendly-fire bludger or one launched by the opposition. Step one: notice a bludger attack. Step two: flee for your life.

The other good part about practicing this as part of his main strategy was that the panic he had normally felt in the vicinity of bludgers was much reduced after so much exposure in practice. As such he remained calm, put on a burst of speed and jinked and juked as randomly as a he could (humans were notorious for not actually being able to truly be random - however, this was one of the few instances where it was fortunate that Clark was only half-human) trying to lose the pursuing metal encased alien beast creature of destruction.

Locating John, he led the merry chase toward his bat-bearing assistant captain, trusting his best friend to make good use of the gift and let Clark get back to their previously scheduled route. He could just loop back and start over, as his flight and retreat from the bludger assault had swung him back around past point A again, so it would be very easy to just start the whole thing over from the very beginning.

Just as soon as John took care of his pursuer.

  • Ain't no rest for the wicked.AC Sammy Meeks, Beater, Thu Nov 17 01:54
    For perhaps the first time in her short but sport(y) life, Sammy did not wake up very keen on playing a sportball game. Though she couldnít see it, her heart was on the mend, but being around Captain ... more
    • Are you calling me wicked? Wicked cool, I hope? — Captain Clark Dill, Seeker, Thu Nov 17 08:39
      • Wicked cool, my friend.John Umland, Beater, Thu Nov 17 12:17
        John had also not slept well the night before the match, though not because of Pecari. He had had a packet of letters from home, and one of them had included a word search puzzle. This was not, in... more
        • Nah, fam, just the normal kind of wickedAC Sammy Meeks, Beater, Mon Nov 21 00:14
          Welp, she didnít hit Clark. Sammy hadnít really expected to--the Aladren was too good, and he had the good fortune of an Assistant Captain Beater, just like another fabulous team--but it did feel... more
          • No rest for me thenJamie Park, Seeker, Thu Nov 24 08:28
            Jamie would never admit it to anyone but he was actually feeling kind of nervous. They had a title to defend. That was a very different feeling than being the plucky have-a-go heroes looking to end... more
            • No worries, I'm happy to keep you busy.John Umland, Beater, Thu Nov 24 13:05
              The deflection of his Bludger was unwelcome, but not altogether unexpected. What was unexpected was the glimpse of Meeksí expression John caught as he flew after it again. He had only seen it for a... more
              • You guys have fun.Captain Clark Dill, Seeker, Fri Nov 25 09:52
                Clark returned to the starting point of his pattern and began it again for the second time just as Sammy cracked her bat on the bludger and shot it back his way again. John was there this time,... more
                • Winners usually do. AC Sammy Meeks, Beater, Fri Nov 25 15:57
                  Bad news: she was gonna have to back down first from the little game of pseudo-catch she played with John. Jamie needed to mark Clark, which meant sending Bludgers at the Aladren Seekerís face was no ... more
                  • Pecaris know how to partyJamie Park, Seeker, Sat Nov 26 03:27
                    Jamie was expecting the bludger to be sent hurtling down into the Chaser game (though, as they were dominating with the Quaffle right now, perhaps it was better that it didnít - this fact, however,... more
                    • After the game you can write an instruction manual for usClark Dill, Seeker, Sat Nov 26 12:36
                      Clark looked back at the sound of the bat meeting bludger, but it was just Sammy again, and John would take care of that one. Clark kept going. After another few seconds, he glanced back again to see ... more
                      • I prefer to do it my way.John Umland, Beater, Sat Nov 26 16:35
                        For a moment, John thought Sammy was, indeed, going to send the Bludger back to him, something he found a little disappointing. The one thing he respected about her House was, after all, that they... more
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