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Survival Academy: While Dragons Rule

The Academy

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a part of Survival Academy: While Dragons Rule, by shmband.

The Academy is based in the ruins of Ottawa, ON

shmband holds sovereignty over The Academy, giving them the ability to make limited changes.

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The Academy is based in the ruins of Ottawa, ON, specifically the site of the Olympic complex built for the 2028 summer olympics. The games, of course, never took place thanks to the earth being hit by a dragon-infested asteroid.
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The Academy

The Academy is based in the ruins of Ottawa, ON

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The Academy is a part of Survival Academy: While Dragons Rule.

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Lily "Talon" DiNusco [23] "Gimme just one shot, just one!"
Richard Maxwell [16] Without knowledge, we are dead!
Simon Stawski [15] The lucky purveyor of the late teen classes
Elit Skyo [8] "Lighten up! Thoughts like that will only slow you down!"
Wolfgang Schaffer [7] If my brain was as quick as my mouth, I'd be a genius
Charlotte Kniepmann [6] No dragons allowed.
TErrence "Bjorn" Tronjheim [4] "We must learn to keep ourselves alive before we can worry about keeping our future alive".
Natalie Ellis [2] "Why are we hesitating? The dragons have caused enough damage - it's time that we struck back."
Suna Kwon [0] "How long are we going to let them ruin our lives without fighting back?!"
Akru Malik [0] "theres no point in denying the fact that were exactly like them in most ways"

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#, as written by shmband
Wolf turned to see where Lily darted back too, and almost slipped on a patch of ice himself in doing so. He quickly righted himself and tugged at his collar, as if releasing a fresh dose of dignity back into his system. Sheepishly he pressed on and noticed Simon, Elit and a third guy stepping into the elevator. The third man...well, he seemed a bit the 'the man', only crooked and dishevelled and quite possibly evil.

Cool.

He looked back and saw the girl with a really neat accent he'd seen around the chalet a few days ago...Natalie was her name. She was Australian, Wolf was Austrian...in his mind that practically made them family. He held back a little and walked up to her, holding his hand out much as Lily had. And since the introduction he'd given to Lily was fresh in his mind, and he'd been quite happy with it (even though it had apparently resulted in her running off to talk to Richard) he decided to give it another go.

"Hello Natalie!" he said, "I'm Wolf, I like addressing my hunger, finding ways to connect things and discover what kind of music people hate without having to ask."

He grimaced at how it sounded out loud...it had worked a bit better in response to Lily's approach rather than a spontaneous introduction. But oh well, it wasn't like he could suck the words back in...though for Wolf that would sure be a useful ability at times.



Simon stepped into the elevator alongside Areev, who didn't move in the slightest to accomodate anyone else, but stayed obstinately standing in the middle of the elevator. Says a lot about the kind of person he is, Simon thought, expecting everyone to arrange themselves around him.

He looked across at Elit and considered how best to explain. A formal introduction would probably best wait until the class was all assembled, so he kept it simple for now. "He's a researcher here at the academy." Simon replied. It was technically the truth. Areev wasn't a teacher...was it correct to say he was a scientist? Probably. He was known to have a doctorate in something or other under his belt, but the reality was Simon didn't know precisely what it was that Areev did. Simon didn't know, because Simon wasn't of a high enough grade to know. The Academy's board was run from far away, and told the teachers what hoops they had to jump through. But he knew that there was a lot more that went on that he or any of the other regular teachers knew about. Which, he supposed, should be a positive thing. The world was, after all, counting on the academy to figure out how the human race was to survive. Perhaps shrouding parts of it in mystery allowed people to foster hope thay they were developing a secret weapon in the basement or something that would swat hundred of dragons out of the sky at a time.

Fat chance of that.

He waited until everybody was packed into the elevator, and hit the button for the second floor.

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When the group reached an elevator, Charlotte watched it open up to show a short man in a suit already in it, she kept walking to close in and overheard the ending of their conversation.

"Yes yes," Areev said impatiently, "I just wanted to let you know that I'll be giving todays lecture personally."

Simon's eyes widened, and he hesitated before answering. "I...well...sure thing. Fine with me. In that case accompany us to the classroom."

"Very kind." Areev sneered, "Do lead the way."


'Well, I guess we have a new teacher.' She thought as everyone stacked in the tiny can that would take them higher, or lower, anyway, it combined two things Charlotte didn't like that much: Heights and closed spaces. Noticing how the man already in the elevator didn't move an inch to make space for the others she thought 'Suit dude is no gentleman...' then got in the elevator and moved to a corner before the first teacher she saw pressed one of the buttons in the control panel and the doors closed with a light noise, the elevator started moving up. Charlotte was wondering what could this other man possibly have to say, since it appeared to be a surprise to everyone, he probably didn't make many public appearances, perhaps he had something important to announce this time, maybe they would turn up the heating system! This place could surely use a few more degrees, it was cold even when indoors.

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She didn't like him. It wasn't hard to gather this once she laid eyes on him. He stayed still, expecting them to form around him, and even Simon seemed to be frustrated. She stumbled while slipping into the metal box, and wound up bashing her shoulder into his.

"Sorry," she grumbled, her eyes stony. This guy was obviously a complete arse. She would rather have a million arguments with Richard than stay more in this man's presence. But it seemed he would be teaching their class, at least today. But what if I don't want to learn from him? she thought tensly, What if I refuse? Once everyone was closed inside, she glanced around, noticing another girl. A grin almost crossed her lips, but stayed buried inside. Another female! Finally! As long as she didn't want to bond over girly drinks and hair products, they'd get along fine. Now seemed as good a time as ever to ask what she needed to know.

"So...is it true that one of the goals is to get us to breed with each other?" The thought of being used like a brood mare did NOT sit well with her, nor had it with her brother. She waited, the elevator's atmosphere growing tenser by the moment.

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Richard filed into the elevator with the others. He looked at the man in the center of the elevator, and made notes of his behavior. He liked to get a feel for people when first meeting them, watch their stance and listen for the tones in their voice to get a reading of the type of person they are, and they likelihood of whether they'd get along. Right away he noticed that he did not make any effort to accommodate the students jamming themselves into the elevator with him. This was the kind of man who knew where he stands, who'd make no compromises and doesn't care what others think. To Richard, he seemed like just the man he could look up to. The man didn't exchange pleasantries with the students, didn't try to make a good impression with anybody, and had a very arrogant feel to him. Richard felt like he had a lot in common with the man, and they barely just met. He couldn't wait to hear what he had to say once they got to class. Literally, he couldn't. He decided to strike up a conversation with him then and there.

"Excuse me." Richard addressed the man. "I heard you're taking over the class today. Why is that, and why do you feel yourself so qualified to teach us about dragons?"

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Terrence made his way outside, bunching his shoulders against the cold as he made his way to the elevator. First he noticed A girl with red hair talking to a guy he had seen around the academy a few times, and knew from just seeing how he interacted that he was a intellectual type, and not all that nice of a guy, and currently, the girl in front of him looked like she was about to cry.
Terrence sighed and kept an eye on them, but sighed again, this time relieved when the girl attacked the young man with a hug before walking towards the elevator, slipping on a patch of ice and leaving the guy confused before he too made his way to the elevator. Just before Terrence reached the doors, they began to close, so he one of his arms through the door to stop the automatic shutters. Once they reopened, he stepped through and realized how crowded it was, but turned his head to the others behind him.
"Hey", he said, offering them all a friendly smile. He had seen most of there faces before and also noticed the girl he had sat beside on the couch in the main room.
Excuse me." He heard the guy from earlier say to a man in a rather unkempt suit. "I heard you're taking over the class today. Why is that, and why do you feel yourself so qualified to teach us about dragons?"

Terrence sighed and looked back to the front, hoping to block out any ensuing arguement.

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Simon wished that Lily hadn't chosen a moment when they were all packed in tight with each other to bring up an issue which already caused him a deal of discomfort. 'Breeding' was a term that had been used by many people who looked faceciously on the rumoured hopes behind the academy. Bringing young people together to 'discover' each other and get the human race thinking about procreation again...there was no doubt it was something that needed to be addressed. But any means of acting on it, especially with regards to people so young, just left him feeling uneasy. He could scarcely deny that it was a factor, but at the same time the issue had become so enveloped in urban legend and scorn that it was difficult to even broach the subject without incurring ridicule.

He looked across at her with narrowed eyes and shook his head - not in denial, but rather in dismissal. "God help us all." was all he said.



Areev didn't avert his gaze from directly ahead of him, but formed a crooked smirk at Richard's demand.

"You heard correctly." he said flatly, "I respect your candour. And out of that respect, and to avoid unecessary efforts on my part, shall I suggest that since you are bound to sit in a class for the afternoon period anyway, you take the time to listen to what I have to say and then judge for yourself whether I am so qualified?"

The elevator pinged once again and the doors slid open.

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Charlotte was quietly standing on her corner on the elevator when the other girl in there started talking, Charlotte paid attention to her words:
"So...is it true that one of the goals is to get us to breed with each other?"
Charlotte tried her hardest to avoid burying her face in her palms, that would ruin her makeup and possibly mess up her hair. She just wished she didn't hear it, could a girl say something more embarrassing than that? Especially in a cramped elevator packed with men! Charlotte started feeling dizzy, unable to determine if it was because of the tin can ride or the other girl's words, she just pretended she wasn't there at all, then the First teacher refused to answer, that made her a hundred percent sure that it was true. 'This wasn't in the contract!' Her mind told her, Charlotte didn't really like kids, and of one thing she was sure: she wouldn't be having any, even at young age, that was a sure thing for her, kids are noisy and having them ruins your body. She completely missed what the others were talking about and hastily stepped off the elevator once the doors slid open, gasping for air. 'Breed', that choice of words didn't really help the situation either, but the academy was probably the only place she could be now, if only her family had known about the better situation in the north in the early days. Anyway, she had pepper spray, just in case.

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Richard nodded as the man magnificently avoided his question. Richard didn't even know this guy's name, but he found himself liking him more and more by every passing moment. The air of mystery surrounding him only added to his appeal. "Fair enough." Richard answered. "Excuse me for tying to get a preview of what's to come."

He looked around him in the crowded elevator, and noticed several conversations taking place. He overheard a very familiar voice discussing the possibility of breeding at this school. He was very surprised that she would be so open and forthcoming on the subject. And to bring it up here of all places. He ignored it, just like he ignored everybody else on the elevator attempting to make polite conversation with one another.

As the elevator doors opened. He waited for the crowd to begin moving before following along with them, heading to their classroom.

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Akru kicked the blankets from his feet and threw them over the side of the bed slowly trying to stand himself up he got up and listen to see if all the loudness had stopped he put on his watch and slid into his pants that were on the floor he felt around until he reached the door and walked outside and started his way to the elevator he ran knowing he was late and found himself waiting for the doors to open again he repeatedly pressed the button trying to get to class before he was late.

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"How is noone bothered by this?" Lily demanded, and pushed herself out of the elevator, shoving her elbow into the creeoy man as she went. She positioned herself at the front of the crowd, staring Simon straight in the eye. Courtesy and respect be damned, she wanted an answer.

Maybe she wouldn't have minded as a child. Maybe she would've been excited to fall in love, have a baby, raise a family, but now...she could never condone bringing a child into this world, where the light was hazy, water had to be triple-purified before it was drinkable, and dragons roamed all over.

"I want an answer, sir," she hissed, her tiny, scarred hands curling into fists, "Or should I ask Professor Pompous here?" she jerked her head at Areev and sneered. She was obviously sore at the fact that Simon would just allow this man to waltz in and take over his class, no questions asked. No doubt he would spew some scientific garbage about dragons being the root of all evil, and how they needed to be exterminated. They were dangerous, of course, but it wasn't as though they killed for the sake of killing. They killed to stay alive, much like humans.

And how did the all-knowing scientists expect to make the dragons disappear, exactly? Lily would bet her right arm that they wanted to train and use youths like her and Richard. The thought was almost humorous. She could just see it now; Richard, in desert army fatigues, clutching a gun and being snarky about some order he'd just been given. He'd stand completely still in the middle of the battlefield, open his mouth to philosophize something, then get promptly burnt to a crisp.

Thinking of Richard was enough to tick Lily off all over again. He seemed to be enjoying some stupid conversation with the intruder; the two were exchanging equally witty (and obnoxious) one-liners, their egos wrestling for dominance. A girl near the back, some blonde, looked horrified. Her pretty, made-up eyes were wide and her little nose was wrinkling, her tresses giving off an unnatural sheen. Lily had to suppress a scoff at the sight; was there nothing better to do with her time than to smear horrid products on her face? Simon, one of the few she actually looked up to, had dismissed her, bruising her pride and honor. Noone else seemed to notice, or at least pretended not to care. Had they all lost their minds?

Instinctively, one hand dove into her pocket, seeking her lucky charm, a stone arrowhead. Twirling it through and around her fingers, she prayed its unyielding strength would harden her resolve. She focused her gaze on Simon again, and furrowed her brow.

"Is it true. Sir." It wasn't a question anymore. She wanted an answer. And damned if she wouldn't get one.