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KINGSGUARD Chapter 16.5 - TOURS

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  1. Marco Polo

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    #1 Marco Polo, Mar 12, 2018
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    Here's a very quick tour of the Kingsguard facility

    - Marco

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    KINGSGUARD

    Chapter 16.5: Tours


    November 21st, 2252. 11:00am. Kingsguard Facility - Hub

    Chirch and Rose stepped off the monorail, which the group had used to transit from the station to the main facility. As they looked around, Chirch began to bombard Rose with questions.

    “Hey, Rose?”

    “Yes?”

    “You said your dad was a famous soldier here, right?”

    “… He was, yes.”

    “Well… Did he ever bring you here on a take your daughter to work day?”

    Rose laughed and shook her head. “Ha ha. Not quite. I’ve never been this far in to the Facility itself.”

    “… Did you expect it to look like this?”

    “What do you mean?” Rose asked.

    “Well… When I thought of the Kingsguard base, I thought of this really grey, really serious-feeling place… But it’s really not like that at all...”

    As the pair began to look around the entrance to the facility, they felt more like they were about to watch a movie and then go bowling, rather than join the nation’s army. As they inspected the two-storey buildings that adorned the arcade they walked down, they looked at the signs above each one. Dartmon’s Weapon Craft & Repair. M. I. Kanam’s Tailors & Armour Repair. An engineering library and a medical library. Behind the arcade, there were several apartment blocks, which Chirch and Rose assumed were the accommodation provided by the Kingsguard. There were even a few recreational spaces around; most notably a coffee shop and a game room. As the buzz around the group of recruits grew, Commander Kyros began to speak.

    “As you can see, one of the Owl King’s prime visions with this area of the Facility was to create a homely feel; he wanted a space where soldiers could enjoy as both a professional environment and as a place to bond with your co-workers.” Walking forwards another few paces before turning towards the coffee shop, he stopped at a glass frame on one of its external walls, and invited the group to read the message within. The message read:

    “To the person currently reading this,

    I know that there is no way in which I can truly repay the debt I owe each and every one of you for giving your lives to serve the army. No pay raise or accolade could ever be enough. The very least I can do is give you a space which you can all enjoy together with friends, whether you’ve known them all your life, or if you just met them today.

    I truly hope you enjoy every minute you spend here at the Kingsguard, and I hope to meet you in person one day.

    - Jos

    The 50th Owl King of Hiraeth


    *​

    11:25am. Kingsguard Facility - Hospital.


    Dr. Seiko stood in the elevator lobby, and pointed at the level directory.


    “It’s very straightforward here, really. Accident & Emergency takes up floors 1 and 2. Recovery is on Level 3 along with the Pharmacy, and Physiotherapy and the Mental Health Unit are on Level 4. The upper floor is for admin. Oh, and if you’re interested… The pathology department is in the basement.”


    A few laughs greeted Dr. Seiko’s “joke” – who really wanted to be a pathologist?


    “We have a small library on Level 4, and the cafeteria is on Level 3. That’s really everything. The monorail back to the hub runs every 10 minutes, or alternatively it’s a 5-minute walk back. I believe we’ve kept one of our operating theatres free for the morning so you can have a look around. So if you’d like to follow me?”


    The small group of medics, with XO in tow, followed Dr. Seiko in to the operating room, where they were given an overview of the available equipment.


    *​

    11:45am. Kingsguard Engineering Facility. A large warehouse. One side is a large shed, the other is comprised of four floors of laboratories.


    “Boys and girls! We’re finally here!” Grinnington announced. “This will be your home from now on. The big shed with the blue door over there is the machina store and repair centre. The rooms opposite are the engineering laboratories, where testing for new armour, weapons and machina designs take place. Those of you who rise to the top may be so lucky to receive your own laboratory. And any of you lucky enough to work with me will be given full access to my own laboratory, which is on the third floor. And if you’re wondering about Dartmon’s in the hub, he makes customised weapons, rather than the general ones we make here. The pay is excellent since he charges a small fortune for a single weapon, so keep an eye out for vacancies there! Oh ho ho!”


    Jackson and Judge looked at each other, processing the information Grinnington had thrown at them at breakneck speed. They shrugged at each other, and began to take in the scenery. As they looked through the windows to the laboratories, they were approached by Grinnington.


    “You two. Once all your tasks for today are done, I’d like to invite you to my laboratory… Since you’re now my protegées and all… Ho ho ho…”


    The pair nodded back, and the tour continued.


    *

    11:50am. Kingsguard – Combat Training Facility

    “Marko, would you like to give this part of the tour?” Kyros asked.


    “Nah. You can.” Marko replied bluntly, yawning mid-sentence.


    “Very well. Young soldiers, this place will be where you truly master your craft. Within this training facility, we have anything and everything you could possibly need. You’ll all be familiar with the combat simulation room from your examination; that is located in the building adjacent to the one we’re in now. In this building, you have training rooms much like the ones you had access to in the Academy. However, here at the Kingsguard, we have live practice dummies thanks to the hard work of our engineers. Though again, you’ll be familiar with them from your exam. Amongst other things, we have weighted equipment, a fully-equipped gymnasium, a high-temperature simulation room, and a swimming pool. We’ll give you all ten minutes to have a walk around and look at the facilities here before lunch.”


    The group branched off in various directions to inspect the areas of the facility that excited them the most. After roughly half a minute, the entire group had dispersed, save for one student, who remained static, focusing on the sleepy-looking Marko. After a few seconds of attempting to ignore him, Marko finally engaged eye contact with him. The student remained locked on to him, and muttered to himself.


    “Next time we fight, the result will be different.” Niklaus said under his breath, his gaze steely with resolve.


    END OF TOURS
     
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  2. Christina Choi

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    This was a nice chapter.
     
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    This isn't the actual chapter yet, Chirch, just a supplement to chapter 16

    Chapter 17 will hopefully be out within the next day or two
     
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    *Vibrates*
     
  5. Marco Polo

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    It's a good time for Kingsguard fans, @miss_SMP has just penned a very emotional chapter of Rosebud, hopefully that'll be out soon. And once that's out, I'll publish 17 the day after.
     
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    But why was there a head in there? DO we find out ever??
     
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    Yes.
     
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    A little too interesting to just be ignored, lol.
     
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    Great. I'll remind you of this if it seems to be forgotten, Maruko-chan.
     
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    Whenever I read “monorail” I’m always reminded of the one at Disney World. Could the base actually be Disney from the future?!

    Great walkthru of the place, too.
     
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    Nice chapter, I'm beginning to love the current arc!! The facility seems awesome :)
    @Marco Polo Was Niklaus a senior? And also, do all seniors join the KG? And also :P , I mentioned something about Ragley's father being a medic, are you planning to mention him somewhere?
     
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    Niklaus was a senior, yes
    All seniors who passed the final exam join the KG (See: Chapter 13)

    If you're referring to Chapter 14, it was Marko's father, not Ragley's:

     
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    No, I'm referring to what I said in my character's profile, that Rayleigh had a medic father. Check out my character's profile^^
     
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    Ah I see I see
    When I get chance I'll introduce him
     
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    It's been 27 hours and 9 minutes since Rosebud came out. Just saying :innocent:
     
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    Since you asked, Twelvuhashi-san, I'll release it now

    not for you though SMELLY (jk love you)
     
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    Wow I don't see it so you really didn't release it for me huh
     
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    *tsundere intensifies*

    n-no....
     
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    Can't imagine the layout, but I can imagine how huuuuge the place is. Jesus!
     

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