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Medley Takamine

"Let's play a game. Whoever gets to the 100th floor first, wins!"

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a character in “Sword Art Online: No Escape”, as played by Hummingbird

Description

Medley Takamine





❝Let's play a game, Whoever gets to the 100th floor first, wins!❞





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The Inside

| Nickname(s) |
Friends: Meddie
Acquaintances: Call her by her username (Guardian)

| Gender |

Female (Sorry.)


| Age |

17
| Sexuality |

Heterosexual


| Weapon(s) |

Two-Handed Battle-Ax (handmade by beta-tester before level drop.)
Sold her One handed sword for 200 Col.

| Skills |

Two-handed Battle Axe: Level 3
Purchase Negotiation: Level 5




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| Likes |
:>>Winning
:>>Getting Rewarded
:>>The color Gold
:>>Being Noticed


| Dislikes |
:>>The Color Black (it reminds her of death)
:>>Losing
:>>Being ignored
:>>Not being seen





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| Personality |

Medley was the kind of girl to take life for granted. But didn't everybody before they got into Sword Arts Online? Before SAO, she was probably the most shy person you would ever meet. Period. She was conservative, classy, but shy. That was until she discovered the world of Sword Art Online by chance, and immediately signing up for the beta testing. Luckily, she was one of the one-thousand people who got to play the Beta-Version of Sword Art Online. And she loved it. She had played day and night, and even skipped school just to play the game. She was finally at the point she is today. Medley is a competitive girl. She makes everything a contest, whether it being whoever can kill the most mobs in two minutes, to the most obscure "see if you can get someone to pay for your meal!" But, that competitive side does have it's good and it's bad side. This competitiveness made her stronger, gamewise. She knows what she can and cannot handle, she became intelligent to her surroundings. But, she also became curious. She want's to know everything, and anything to the game, and will attempt to find out what it is, no matter what.

The most important thing to her at the moment is to keep herself, and her friends alive. She wants to make sure that they get to see their families again, and to reunite with her sisters.

If you don't know her, you will think of her as...
:>>Demanding
:>>Bossy
:>>Intelligent
:>>Competitive
If you know her, you will think of her as...
:>>Competitive
:>>Intelligent
:>>A Leader
:>>Just trying to keep people alive





| Bio |

Medley was born and raised as the youngest in the family, with Two sisters, and two brothers. So, you could tell she wasn't the favorite. She was constantly neglected, in comparison to her other siblings. She didn't notice it at first, shrugging it off as just a coincidence. But then she noticed the patterns, and how she couldn't have anything. She hated that. But, because of this, she knew not to be greedy.

When she grew old enough to go to school, her sisters were the most popular girls in Elementary School, having beautiful clothing, and flawless long hair that grew to their back, while Medley was left with clothing given to her by her Grandma. Medley was their Grandma's favorite, and she loved coming to Grandma's house. Grandma didn't like the other girls, because they were too fussy. And her brothers never came because he was usually doing some kind of sport. Grandma eventually grew old, and Medley knew that she was going to die soon. Grandma didn't have much, but Medley asked for one thing: Her Sewing Machine. She loved watching grandma work, and she loved looking at the beautiful clothes she had made. Grandma agreed to give Medley her Sewing Machine, and started her love for fashion and clothing. She loved feeling and experimenting with textiles, and she was brilliant with it. She eventually made her own clothing, and got her sisters out of the spotlight. Her sisters were baffled, they had no idea she was making her own clothing for school, and they wanted to know where she got her clothes. They grew angry. They beat their vulnerable sister to get the information off of them, and forced her to make them clothing. This was the only time that she could trust her parents. Her parents were happy to see her, but after they showed her bruises, they were shocked to hear that her sisters beat her, but after a bit of explanation, her parents believed her and confronted her sisters. Her sisters were sorry, but in their sharp blue eyes, you could see evil. They made her life at school a living hell. Despite losing all of their popularity, they gained it back after them seeing how Medley was prone to bullying. Eventually became very shy. She promised herself that she will never treat her kids the way her parents did, and will make sure that they all stay happy.

It was in high school, things became at it's peak. People abused her at school, but she didn't speak up, or more like she wouldn't. She wouldn't dare cross her sisters when it came to what they said. Medley was still a very brilliant seamstress though, she would occasionally get asked to make clothes for other people for money, and she always accepted. They became regular customers, and eventually friends. Her friends were one of the best people you could ever meet. They even got the idea to start a website of her clothing, and sell them online. She earned a lot of money from this, and eventually started a credit card so she could use all of the money. Eventually, she had a lot of money. One day, one of her friends mentioned a game called Sword Art Online, and the Nerve Gear. She was intrigued, she never knew how technical it was. She decided to sign up for the beta, and was accepted in. She was so excited to get the Nerve Gear in the mail, and sure enough- it came three days after. Sword Art Online eventually became a drug for her. She didn't leave the house unless it was to buy more food. She got so addicted, she didn't come to school for over a month. So, when it eventually got to the final release of Sword-Arts Online, she immediately went online to play. Little did she know, that she was going to be stuck in the game...




| Other |

Her family members are:
Aika and Aria: Twin Sisters (18)
Alto: Father (46)
Musetta: Mother (44)
Dovovan: Brother (22)
Duke: Brother (20)

| Friends list: |
Junpei Fujimoto
Misai Kotoba

So begins...

Medley Takamine's Story

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Character Portrait: Kaede Araki Character Portrait: Medley Takamine Character Portrait: Misai Kotoba Character Portrait: Junpei Fujimoto
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Medley was still in shock, as much as she hated her life before, she couldn't possibly live without seeing them until the 100th floor. Even the beta testers, like her, didn't even get close to the 100th floor. She knew, that it was going to take a long time. She looked into her options to see what items she had, and to see how much she had saved up by the beta testing. She saved up quite a bit, at least it's food for a whole two weeks. She had items that could be sold decently, as well. She was determined to stay alive for as long as possible, so the first stop is for armor, and then grind so she can get to the higher levels. The first boss was at least level 18, so she was determined to get to level 20 before the boss. She knew all of the areas that were best for experience, and she even had the guide that was in the inventory. She knew, that if she was going to get out alive, she was going to have to be the best.

Medley looked around the area, to see if she could team up with anybody. Sadly, most of the stronger people have already left for the second town. But she had noticed a group of people, who looked as if they were familiar with each other. She ran up to them, saying casually "Hey! Are you guys partying with each other? We should all party together! I'm Guardian. My real name is Medley, but you can call me either. Please, trust me, I'll get you to the other town in no time!" She was very confident in herself, even though she didn't tell them she was a beta-tester. She quickly added: "Besides, the grinding is great, the place that I'm going! You can't go alone at my level though. So, what do you guys say?" They looked at eachother, then looked back at Medley. I wonder what their going to say...

She was about to embark on a journey like no other, and whether she lives, or she dies is up to her.

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Character Portrait: Devan Howard - Blade Slizer Character Portrait: Kaede Araki Character Portrait: Medley Takamine Character Portrait: Setsuko Arthoren Character Portrait: Misai Kotoba Character Portrait: Junpei Fujimoto
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Kaede Araki

Kaede looks around the inn for a while. She touches the wooden floors beneath her feet. Some people give her strange looks, but her harsh glare disperses their attention. After taking in everything she can inside the building she exits and walks down the streets of a marketplace. She grabs an apple, giving coin to the man and taking a bite. Surprised, she lets out a "huh" as she did not know one could taste in-game. As she continues walking, she spots a young man ahead of her. He is quite good-looking, not that it matters to her, with brown, spiky hair and blue eyes. Kaede stops next to the young man, seeing his user name is "Blade Slizer", and begins looking through the items at the stand.
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Misai Kotoba and Junpei Fujimoto

The two were separated by a large man. When he muttered about "noobs" Misai quickly jumped to Junpei's defense.
"Hey! Junpei's been playing this since it was in Beta...if anyone's a newbie, it's me!" Misai never liked when people were rude, and if he was trying to help, he was going to need to ditch the attitude.
The man spoke, "Alright, so I'm blasting through to the next to with new players. I'll help people get to the second town since it's much nicer then the first. I'm inviting you both to join. No smoochy-smoochy though. Not in the mood for a couple of doves screwing around in the back rear."
"We're not a couple, man..." Junpei said.
"Yeah! I've known Junpei for years! I was upset because this is my first time playing and...under the circumstances...well, he was just being a good friend and helping me out. Cheering me up and consoling me, you know?" Misai blushes slightly. She had never had a boyfriend before, nor did she think of Junpei as anyone but her best friend, so it was awkward.
"Anyway, we could use the help. Thanks a lot."
The man spoke again, "Meet me here in ten minutes if you want to go. And with that, he turned to leave.

After he leaves, another person approaches them.
"Hey! Are you guys partying with each other? We should all party together! I'm Guardian. My real name is Medley, but you can call me either. Please, trust me, I'll get you to the other town in no time! Besides, the grinding is great, the place that I'm going! You can't go alone at my level though. So, what do you guys say?" The girl seemed very eager to team up and get going. Misai and Junpei looked at each other, then back to Medley. Misai nodded with a smile.
"Sounds good!" She said warmly. Junpei nodded to Medley.
"Actually, we were waiting for this guy. He said he's coming back and he'll help us get to the next town. If you want to join us, I'm sure it wouldn't be a problem. Junpei's attention went behind her, "Oh, here he comes now!"

The man returned, with a fairly large group of people. It was clear that none of them knew what they were doing. It was also clear how uncomfortable the man seemed to be herding all of them like a sheepdog does his flock. When they made it to Misai, Junpei, and the newly joined Medley, he stopped and spoke.
"Alright, chat and make sure you have a partner with you. They will be your spotter. A spotter's job is to make sure their partner isn't missing." He looked to Misai, "I'ma spot you. Make sure you're not in the back. After we reach the second town I don't care what you do."
"I guess I'll spot Medley then. She just arrived. I didn't think you would mind one more player." Junpei said to the silver-haired man. Misai looked at the man as well after he said he would spot her.
"My name is Kotoba Misai. You can call me Misai if you want to, or Misa, I really don't mind." She smiles with her words.

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"Actually, we were waiting for this guy. He said he's coming back and he'll help us get to the next town. If you want to join us, I'm sure it wouldn't be a problem." Junpei's attention went behind her, "Oh, here he comes now!" Medley turned around to see a tall man, concealed by heavy armor that covered his whole body. Behind him was a large group. Is this his army? No, it can't be. They are simply too weak to be on an army with him. I guess they're just coming along with us. Medley thought to herself as she gave the man with an army a glare...

But, to Medley, he looked familliar. She didn't realize it until now... She gasped. That was a Beta-Tester! She recognise that armor, and how it completely hid his body. She actually managed to get a higher level than him in the beta testing... She didn't want to be rude, so she quickly hid her emotions, and continued to listen to what he said. "Alright, chat and make sure you have a partner with you. They will be your spotter. A spotter's job is to make sure their partner isn't missing." He looked to Misai, "I'ma spot you. Make sure you're not in the back. After we reach the second town I don't care what you do."

"I guess I'll spot Medley then. She just arrived. I didn't think you would mind one more player." Medley perkily grinned at Junpei as he said that. "I love your enthusiasm to spot me," she giggled to herself, and then added "but shouldn't you be spotting your girlfriend?" He was confused. He didn't really know what Medley was implying! "Uhm, you know... Misa? She is your girlfriend, right?" He was shocked to think that Medley thought that Misa was his girlfriend, but immediately shut it off. "I'm sorry! I didn't know that you guys weren't-" She cut herself off, only to remember something. "Oh right, I forgot!" She quickly went into her menu, and requested Misai and Junpei to be her friend, and for Junpei to be on her party. "This friend system is really great! We can track eachother, message eachother and even see each others levels! But it only gets much better from there, I don't know much about it because I don't have any friends online at the moment- well, they're dead, but it's OK because who can blame their parents for not knowing about the Nerve Gear?" She said that with pain, but she still manage to sound optimistic at the same time, but everybody could tell that she wanted to cry.

"W-we should get going soon, afterall, we do need to go before the sun sets! Mobs get stronger at night, so it's best not to night-grind unless you are at a higher level. But first, have you eaten yet? We should all go to the Inn to eat first. Nobody has a high enough cooking skill, so I guess we can't cook our own food yet. But I have enough money to pay for all three of us. The food is very cheap here, but their rabbit is a mighty meal! Oh, and their lamb chops are too good to be true! You barely notice that it's virtual food! And to think the food gets better and better every floor!" She dozed off into her own little world about food for a moment, until she went into realization. She quickly added to her long talk about food. "It's a long journey anyway, what do you guys think?" She looked away and pointed in the direction of the other town. You can barely see the bell tower that ringed on the hour. She turned back to them, looking to them with an innocent eye.

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Character Portrait: Devan Howard - Blade Slizer Character Portrait: Kaede Araki Character Portrait: Medley Takamine Character Portrait: Setsuko Arthoren Character Portrait: Misai Kotoba Character Portrait: Junpei Fujimoto
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Kaede Araki

Kaede shifted through the items on the <a class="ktg6us78hf8vdu7" href="javascript:void(0)">cart</a>. She could hear how nervous the boy next to her was. Internally, it made her laugh. She would never show that outwardly, but she felt it, nonetheless. Kaede knew how intimidating she was to most people. Not so much in the real-world because of her "disability" but here she looked like quite the badass. Or at least, that's the general consensus. She could hear him clearing his throat and preparing to speak.
"Uh..." he gulped a bit. It was clear he was not used to talking to women. Kaede rolled her eyes. Well, he would have been cute...
"H-Hi..." he muttered. Kaede looked at him, raising an eyebrow. She frowned, though her blue eyes had a slight sparkle to them in the sun.
"You got a stutter?" she snapped slightly.
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Junpei Fujimoto

"I love your enthusiasm to spot me," Medley giggled to herself, and then added "but shouldn't you be spotting your girlfriend?" Junpei was confused. Medley continued,
"Uhm, you know... Misa? She is your girlfriend, right?"
"No! No! Not at all. I've known Misai since middle <a class="ktg6us78hf8vdu7" href="javascript:void(0)">school</a>. We're really close friends, but she's not my girlfriend!"
"I'm sorry! I didn't know that you guys weren't-" Medley stopped herself, then continued, "Oh right, I forgot!" She quickly went into her menu, and requested Misai and Junpei to be her friend, and for Junpei to be on her party. "This friend system is really great! We can track each other, message each other and even see each others levels! But it only gets much better from there, I don't know much about it because I don't have any friends online at the moment- well, they're dead, but it's OK because who can blame their parents for not knowing about the Nerve Gear?"

Junpei could see that Medley was upset. He puts a hand on her shoulder consolingly.
"Everything will be fine. We will get through this." he nods.
"W-we should get going soon, afterall, we do need to go before the sun sets! Mobs get stronger at night, so it's best not to night-grind unless you are at a higher level. But first, have you eaten yet? We should all go to the Inn to eat first. Nobody has a high enough cooking skill, so I guess we can't cook our own food yet. But I have enough <a class="ktg6us78hf8vdu7" href="javascript:void(0)">money</a> to pay for all three of us. The food is very cheap here, but their rabbit is a mighty meal! Oh, and their lamb chops are too good to be true! You barely notice that it's virtual food! And to <a class="ktg6us78hf8vdu7" href="javascript:void(0)">think</a> the food gets better and better every floor." Medley trailed off, then continued, "It's a long journey anyway, what do you guys think?"
"Once we get to the next town, that sounds like a good <a class="ktg6us78hf8vdu7" href="javascript:void(0)">idea</a>." Junpei said with a smile.
"I like that idea too!" Misai agreed.

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Character Portrait: Medley Takamine Character Portrait: Setsuko Arthoren Character Portrait: Misai Kotoba Character Portrait: Junpei Fujimoto
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Novemer 7th, 2022
Floor 1: City of Beginnings, Horunka Forest.
Level: 18

He looked at his back, saw the Medley come with them and chuckled, instantly realizing who she was. He looked at everybody, counting their heads. "Alright. Twenty players... This an even pair... nice. So! Here is what we're gonna do." He said, expertly opening his map, sharing it to everybody. "We have to get to the second town before night fall, if not... well, i'm hoping twenty won't be reduced in half." He said, then he heard mumbling inside the ranks, some people getting scared for their lives. He sighed, waving his hands in the air to calm them down. "I'm twice the level these guys should be, so fighting won't be a problem." He said as the talking calmed down. He jumped down from the rock he was on.

"My name is Kotoba Misai. You can call me Misai if you want to, or Misa, I really don't mind." She smiles with her words. He looked at her. "Arthoren Setsuko, Grey Knight. Call me Tsuko for short." He said, his armor still blocking his appearance, typical. He kept walking, hearing the shuffle of feet behind him. He looked at her. "Sorry for having pissed you off earlier, I have an attitude and I know. Can I work on it? Not quite..." He said with a chuckle, keeping the pace. "Your friend a beta tester? Well, he doesn't seem like it. The girl that he's with though, I know her... Fun little girl. I think she was in my guild at one point..." He shrugged. "Strong fighter. By the way she looked at me, she recognized me." He said grinning behind his helmet.

Then, not far from the town... it all went to hell.

Orange players dropped all over the place... they all had a guild in common.... 'The Dark Crusade'. And it really didn't take long before chaos broke out. "AMBUSH!" He heard scream before a they all caved in. He grabbed Misai, without even thinking and ran off, throwing her behind a tree. "STAY HERE!" He ordered, running back into the chaos.

The pixels of players flew everywhere.... most of them being from the Noobs he was helping. He growled. "BASTARDS!" He yelled, jumping into the fight, his shield and sword glowing... and then he slashed. His power was obviously higher then theirs, as his sword just cleaved through their sword arms... their legs, a circle just clearing around him as people kept going at him. The Crusaders looked at him in despair, as he turned around, looking like a devil... the wings on his helmet looking like horns. Some people even cried "Hacker!" He looked around, his eyes seeming to glow red... but that was just the sun's rays getting reflected on his helmet. He battle cried, intimidating all but a few. "I am the Grey Knight!" He yelled. "Fear me!" He yelled, the groups just looked at each other.

The onslaught continued.

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Character Portrait: Medley Takamine Character Portrait: Setsuko Arthoren Character Portrait: Misai Kotoba Character Portrait: Junpei Fujimoto
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| Medley Takamine |

"Everything will be fine. We will get through this." he nods. Medley look at him tearfully, and then smiles. He has pretty eyes... Wait- no. We only just met! I have to break the silence... She went red in the face, and looked away to look at the entrance.
"W-we should get going soon, afterall, we do need to go before the sun sets! Mobs get stronger at night, so it's best not to night-grind unless you are at a higher level. But first, have you eaten yet? We should all go to the Inn to eat first. Nobody has a high enough cooking skill, so I guess we can't cook our own food yet. But I have enough money to pay for all three of us. The food is very cheap here, but their rabbit is a mighty meal! Oh, and their lamb chops are too good to be true! You barely notice that it's virtual food! And to think the food gets better and better every floor!" Medley trailed off, then continued, "It's a long journey anyway, what do you guys think?"
"Once we get to the next town, that sounds like a good idea." Junpei said with a smile.
"I like that idea too!" Misai agreed.

Medley posed heroically, then smiled and put her thumb up. "Well then that settles it! Misai, you should catch up to Setsuko now!" She made a shooing action, and turned over to Junpei. "And as for you, we need to go now. We wouldn't want to be the last ones at the town! You know what a switch is, right? Your confidence in the game is actually astonishing, so you have to know was a switch is. Besides, you're a beta tester, like me!" Knowing him, he would probably ask how I knew, and he did. Medley stopped in mid-sentence. "We were in the same boss battle, except you weren't in a party, so I didn't think you knew how to switch... But, we can easily fix that if you don't!" Medley grinned, and cheekily added. "We should get going now. Race you to the mob's spawn point!" Medley and Junpei quickly caught up to the noobs and was shocked at the pixels. "I am the Grey Knight!" He yelled. "Fear me!" "Setsuko! What happened?!" Medley heard his name before... She only knew it as a username until now. He also a guild member... "Setsuko. Switch. Now. I want to give these players a piece of my mind." She cracked her knuckles. Let's just say, she was eager to meet them.

To be continued...