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    1.07 MB Pok√©Crusades 2 [Quest] The Liberator !!i6VhQxiWSFz 10/10/10(Sun)23:28 No.12402526  
    Chapter 2: Saracen Sabotage Samba

    First Thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/12388602/

    Intricate knowledge of the previous chapter isn't required to follow the story, but you may want to skim over it for character information.

    Before I start I'll review a bit:

    Charles Martellus is a Gaulish officer in the Second Crusade. He directs a small misfit division of a European battalion on the eastern border of the Byzantine Empire.

    Martellus and nine of his soldiers were out of camp at night in an attempt to catch a few wild pokemon to augment their ranks. A Saracen scouting party of twelve men was spotted by one of his soldiers approaching their position, and will be there in three minutes or so.
    >> Alpharius 10/10/10(Sun)23:31 No.12402551
    So, this is basically an alternate history wherein Pokemon exist in the real world and are used as weapons by Crusaders?

    >> The Liberator !!i6VhQxiWSFz 10/10/10(Sun)23:33 No.12402563
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    Quick Character Reference:

    Martellus has an aggron named Damascus.

    Martellus has with him nine soldiers, including...
    Michael is a spear user and beedrill trainer.
    Gwen is a water mystic and poliwhirl trainer.
    Abel is a lazy fool and slakoth trainer.
    Melisande is a magmar trainer.

    The five other guys are probably not going to be important, but I'll copy paste the bits of information about them from the previous thread,

    Tranter, a Spanish peasant who fought several times as part of his village's militia and saw some fighting against the Moors in Iberia. He has a fearow.
    Dimitri, a Byzantine soldier who is past his prime as a soldier. He has a dodrio.
    Georg, a German farmer who has been fighting since before the official declaration of the Second Crusade. He has a tauros.
    Erico, a Portuguese knight, he is probably the oldest in the division. Has a Gallade that is scarred from years of battle.
    Jakob, a German rookie I chose to even out the team. His linoone caught my eye.
    >> The Liberator !!i6VhQxiWSFz 10/10/10(Sun)23:38 No.12402615

    (Oh, and someone asked in the previous thread about pokeballs. Martellus has the medieval equivalent of Pope-blessed-apricorns)

    (Following tactics suggested in previous thread)

    I order Damascus to burrow into the sand, he will approach the Saracens from below.

    >"Abel, you and your slakoth get ready to rush the scouting party right after Damascus unburrows underneath them. Melisande have your magmar begin covering the area with smoke, we'll need to cover for a proper surprise attack."

    I'm not sure what to tell Michael to do with his beedrill yet, and I should consider Gwen's ability to make shields of water, even if she is terrible at it. I also need to remember I have five other soldiers with me.
    >> Anonymous 10/10/10(Sun)23:40 No.12402638
    Dude, its a Beedrill. DEATH FROM ABOVE!
    >> The Liberator !!i6VhQxiWSFz 10/10/10(Sun)23:48 No.12402720

    Right, that is the only real MANLY option.

    >"Michael, have your beedrill drop in on them after Damascus unburrows below them."

    Michael nods, he points his spear at the sky and beedrill takes off.

    I can finally see what the Saracen scouts are riding, camerupt and numel. Gwen's poliwhirl will be useful then.

    I study my surroundings carefully, we are outside a drapion nesting hole. It is an indentation in the ground surrounded by rocks, and it is the only real feature in this desert as far as I can see.

    Well, besides the river, but that is at least a half league behind us.
    >> Anonymous 10/10/10(Sun)23:56 No.12402806
    We wait. This shall be the final and MOST MANLY ambush these Saracens will ever see.
    >> Anonymous 10/10/10(Sun)23:59 No.12402836
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    fuck, this thread is exactly why Pokemon Tabletop Adventures is the best fucking idea ever
    >> The Liberator !!i6VhQxiWSFz 10/11/10(Mon)00:03 No.12402879
    So I wait.

    The Saracens walk right over where Damascus is burrowed. They stop, the smoke seems to have confused them. Damascus springs from beneath the sand and grabs a nearby numel. He picks it up and tosses it at another, then begins slashing wildly at the Saracens.

    Abel and slakoth begin fighting two of the scouts, beedrill dives in to knock the rest of their mounts.

    It's going well, the Saracens are just now starting to fight back. I lead the rest of us (Melisande and her magmar, Michael, Gwen and her poliwhirl, the other five, and myself of course) out of hiding and into the fray.


    We make short work of the Saracens, I left a few alive just in case I thought of anything to do with them, but I'll want to kill them before I head back to camp... unless taking one of them prisoner is a good plan.
    >> Anonymous 10/11/10(Mon)00:03 No.12402880
    >Damascus the Aggron
    >numel and camerupt
    >ground and fire types

    this doesn't seem like the best idea
    >> The Liberator !!i6VhQxiWSFz 10/11/10(Mon)00:05 No.12402897

    (Don't worry, Damascus is such a boss he doesn't give a shit about fire types. Beedrill is a glass cannon all the way though.)
    >> Anonymous 10/11/10(Mon)00:05 No.12402901

    more like pokemon food
    >> Anonymous 10/11/10(Mon)00:07 No.12402920
    Then, behead them.
    >> Anonymous 10/11/10(Mon)00:07 No.12402933
    it's the 4x weakness to ground that worries me
    >> Anonymous 10/11/10(Mon)00:09 No.12402943
    Yeah, but Damascus is maximum tier boss and at least level 82.
    >> Duskull !!uYPXHGg2gyl 10/11/10(Mon)00:11 No.12402978
    level 82?

    >> The Liberator !!i6VhQxiWSFz 10/11/10(Mon)00:13 No.12402996

    I crush the nearest Saracen's head with my warhammer, I feel like a real crusader now.

    I go ahead and allow Damascus to try and eat one of the prisoners alive, after tearing off the Saracen's head though he gets bored and somewhat nauseous .

    Right, my soldiers acted like soldiers. That's a start. I tell Damascus and Abel's slakoth to bury the bodies. I have better things to do, that drapion nest interests me.

    I walk over to the hole and kneel by it. There are two drapion and multiple skorupi inside, as well as what appears to be a bundle of eggs.

    How exactly should I go about capturing these things?
    >> Anonymous 10/11/10(Mon)00:13 No.12403003
    He knows Metal Burst.
    Its a Gen 5 move that is basically counter except it works against physical and special attacks as long as the user is slower, but it doesn't negate the damage.
    >> The Liberator !!i6VhQxiWSFz 10/11/10(Mon)00:14 No.12403009

    (He knows metal burst, I'd say Pope rare candies or something. Martellus is shaping up as pretty knowledgeable of combat though, I may have him have some military background outside the crusades.)
    >> Anonymous 10/11/10(Mon)00:15 No.12403022
    >> Duskull !!uYPXHGg2gyl 10/11/10(Mon)00:17 No.12403047
    fight each of them into unconsciousness

    the toughest fight is ours

    alternatively, use the one who is biggest or has the most scars
    >> The Liberator !!i6VhQxiWSFz 10/11/10(Mon)00:19 No.12403064
    (This is one of the worst suggestions ever, I love it)


    I suddenly feel very silly about yelling at feral pokemon.

    Either way, they awake and crawl out of their hole. They don't seem very happy though.
    >> Servant of the Emperor 10/11/10(Mon)00:23 No.12403119
    I want Fire and Earthquakes, hear me? I want these creatures cowering in a circle as their entire world crumbles and burns around them! You got me!?

    Afterwards, our pokemon can give the next our ultimatum, the strongest helps us, or the lot of them Die.
    >> Anonymous 10/11/10(Mon)00:24 No.12403123
    We take on one of the Drapion. Tell the rest of the men that if they can beat it in a fight, it's theirs.
    >> The Liberator !!i6VhQxiWSFz 10/11/10(Mon)00:25 No.12403129
    I go ahead an pick out the bigger of the two drapion to fight. It looks like it has been through a few battles.

    >"Everyone, pick one out and beat it until it stops fighting back, BUT DON'T YOU MAGGOTS KILL THEM."

    I charge at the drapion with my warhammer raised, I'll keep it distracted until Damascus can join the battle.

    The others follow my lead and begin fighting the drapion and skorupi.
    >> Anonymous 10/11/10(Mon)00:31 No.12403180
    >> Servant of the Emperor 10/11/10(Mon)00:33 No.12403189
    Then duck, because it'll probably try to kill you with its big ass scorpion tail/claws
    >> Duskull !!uYPXHGg2gyl 10/11/10(Mon)00:34 No.12403199
    Damascus is immune to poison though

    have him do this shit
    >> The Liberator !!i6VhQxiWSFz 10/11/10(Mon)00:37 No.12403215
    I manage to his the drapion square in the face, it attacks me with tail and claw, I backstep to avoid its tail and lean to lessen the blow from the claw.

    My arm is bleeding, the claw got me, but I don't know how deep the cut is.

    I feint a step forward and take another back, tricking the drapion to overextend itself.

    It comes to mind how ridiculous it is to be fighting this monstrosity by myself, but my recent victory over the Saracens encourages me to keep going.
    >> Servant of the Emperor 10/11/10(Mon)00:41 No.12403243
    Try as destabilize it by going for the legs!
    >> The Liberator !!i6VhQxiWSFz 10/11/10(Mon)00:45 No.12403274
    I sweep my warhammer low to knock the drapion's forelegs from under itself. I cartwheels it's claws momentarily in an attempt to stay upright, but it's bulky body and poor footing in loose sand result in the drapion falling over.

    I see Damascus and Abel's slakoth have finished burying the Saracens, Damascus runs over to join me in the battle.
    >> The Liberator !!i6VhQxiWSFz 10/11/10(Mon)00:47 No.12403294

    (It cartwheels its claws*)
    >> Anonymous 10/11/10(Mon)00:48 No.12403303
    "Damascus, USE TACKLE!"

    Try to hit the mid section to topple it over.
    >> Servant of the Emperor 10/11/10(Mon)00:53 No.12403359
    It already is on its back.
    Time for a ground type heavy attack, on just a charged up attack at its head to force it's surrender, getting it to urge it's nest to give in as well
    >> The Liberator !!i6VhQxiWSFz 10/11/10(Mon)00:55 No.12403378
    I try out my mental link with Damascus again.

    >Tackle it.

    Damascus jumps at the drapion and lands on top of it. After a moment of struggle Damascus has the drapion pinned to the ground.

    I squat down to look the drapion in it's eyes. It doesn't look like it is going to stop fighting soon, it looks like it expects to die fighting.

    I wonder if I can get through to it...

    It spits a glob of venom at me, I stop the desperate attack my covering it's mouth with my gauntlet.
    >> Anonymous 10/11/10(Mon)00:58 No.12403408
    Punch it in the head, with my other hand, in till it stops moving but not so much that it dies.

    "Need a holy pokesphere!"
    >> The Liberator !!i6VhQxiWSFz 10/11/10(Mon)01:06 No.12403477
    I punch it in the face a few times, it quickly gets the message and stops struggling. I dig into my pouch for a Blessed Apricorn and shove the sphere in front of the drapion's face.

    Hm... I fiddle with the device for a second, then try again... I've never actually used one of these myself. I've seen others use them but-

    I touch the right spot and the apricorn glows. I press the apricorn against the drapion's head and it appears to shrink into the sphere.

    It's disorienting to see this sort of magic at work... Anyway, most of the others seems to have their skorupi taken care of. Abel was the one that chose to take on the other drapion, he already has his contained in an apricorn as well.

    I suppose I should help everyone else out in capturing their skorupi, Gwen and Tranter seem to be having the most trouble.
    >> Anonymous 10/11/10(Mon)01:09 No.12403497
    Let's help Gwen. Casual like, so it appears we think she can handle it.
    >> The Liberator !!i6VhQxiWSFz 10/11/10(Mon)01:13 No.12403533
    Gwen can't seem to keep her skorupi pinned down, every time she manages to she has her poliwhirl lessen up and the skorupi wiggles out of its grasp. I believe I also heard her apologise to it once or twice.

    I walk approach the spectacle slowly,

    >"You want to hold it down long enough to get the apricorn near it, you can't have it running around or the apricorn could break."

    Gwen acknowledges me, she still doesn't seem to have the heart to hold the skorupi down.
    >> Servant of the Emperor 10/11/10(Mon)01:13 No.12403537
    "That's hardly a manly attack from a Manly Pokemon Like Yourself! Look at yourself, pinned to the ground, while your nest fights all around you. We're not here to kill anyone, we just need help, allies, brothers. The Saracens, they come to this land like a ugly infection, and they will spread their filth and feast on your children's flesh, unless you stop them, With My Help."

    Motion to the Eggs, "Your Eggs, will be like a breakfast to them if they have their way, your skorupi, like playthings as they burn everything in their path. Only GOD and his subjects stand in their way. Help Us, Stand Beside Us. Tell your people to Stand Down, and this can all end."
    >> The Liberator !!i6VhQxiWSFz 10/11/10(Mon)01:14 No.12403541
    (I approach*, I should stop reading other threads so I don't speed through posting)
    >> Anonymous 10/11/10(Mon)01:14 No.12403547
    Don't worry about hurting it, they're much more resilient than they look.
    >> The Liberator !!i6VhQxiWSFz 10/11/10(Mon)01:16 No.12403561
    (Oh wow, I'll figure some way to use this still, don't worry.)
    >> Anonymous 10/11/10(Mon)01:17 No.12403575
    "Soldier! Pin it now! Or stand aside and let me handle and when we get back to camp drop and give me 100 push ups and a lap around in full armor."
    >> Duskull !!uYPXHGg2gyl 10/11/10(Mon)01:18 No.12403581
    this forever to every pokemon we come across
    >> The Liberator !!i6VhQxiWSFz 10/11/10(Mon)01:20 No.12403596
    >"Don't worry about hurting it, they're much more resilient than they look, and it will just hurt it more in the long run if it escapes alone and we can't capture it."

    Gwen blushes, then has her poliwhirl hold it down long enough to bind it to the apricorn.

    I consider the skorupi eggs, I should see if my drapion wishes to carry them to camp... it may make it more likely to obey me.
    >> Servant of the Emperor 10/11/10(Mon)01:23 No.12403610

    Then time to release it, For Manly Speech+Pokeunity

    Imagine the look on those Horse squabblers when their own desert rises against them.
    >> The Liberator !!i6VhQxiWSFz 10/11/10(Mon)01:30 No.12403665
    I let my drapion out of it's apricorn.
    >"Let them out so they may hear me!"
    They all let their newly captured pokemon out, though some reluctantly. I gather everyone into a circle around the nesting hole.

    "Your nest fought valiantly! We're not here to kill or enslave anyone, we just need help, allies, brothers. The Saracens, they come to this land like a ugly infection, and they will spread their heretic filth and feast on your children's flesh, unless you stop them, WITH MY HELP!"

    I motion to the eggs, "Your Eggs, will be like a breakfast to them if they have their way, your young, like playthings as they burn everything in their path. Only GOD and his subjects stand in their way. Help Us, Stand Beside Us. Fight with us and we shall protect your eggs, and your home!"

    The speech seems to have gotten through to the pokemon in some way or another. My soldiers are strengthened by my speech as well.

    I consider a name for my drapion.
    >> Anonymous 10/11/10(Mon)01:35 No.12403720
    >> Anonymous 10/11/10(Mon)01:38 No.12403749
    Scorpius (Latin for Scorpion).

    "I name thee, Scorpius. Tomorrow I shall hold a tournament, the winner of each battle of the tournament shall be rewarded with a skorupi egg the finalist will be rewarded with a draipon (not Scorpius). However whomever bests me, shall receive Scorpius as a special token. Come, lets go and wake the troops, it's time to prepare for the tournament."
    >> Servant of the Emperor 10/11/10(Mon)01:43 No.12403803
    This name, No Tourney, We Keep What We Win.
    >> Servant of the Emperor 10/11/10(Mon)01:44 No.12403815
    Besides, the Eggs are to be protected and reared in a Templar Monastery or Mission as god fearing pokemon.
    >> The Liberator !!i6VhQxiWSFz 10/11/10(Mon)01:49 No.12403859
    (I'm going to have to go with Charlemagne here.)

    I decide Charlemagne is fitting here, in honour of the historic king.

    I lead my men and their pokemon back to camp. It is nearly dawn, so I tell everyone besides Michael to wake the soldiers and bring them to my tent. I have Michael help me move around some poles in the sparring ring near my tent. Once I am satisfied I wait until everyone is gathered.


    >"MEN AND WOMEN OF THE EIGHTH HEAVY DIVISION. WE HAVE BROUGHT BACK POKEMON FROM THE DESERT! In fairness, everyone will participate in a tournament for the ownership of a skorupi. The finalist will be awarded a drapion. If the finalist manages to best me he will be awarded my drapion, Charlemagne!"

    (I'm going to close this chapter here, I was hoping to take it farther but this is such a nice place to leave off, and I need to get up in the morning.

    I'll archive this thread on /suptg/ and read any additional posts in the morning)
    >> Anonymous 10/11/10(Mon)01:50 No.12403872
    Fun fact: As Charles Martellus, Chalemagne is our grandson.
    >> The Liberator !!i6VhQxiWSFz 10/11/10(Mon)01:53 No.12403913
    (Archived, good night. The tournament is mainly an excuse to distribute the skorupi a bit differently and maybe set up for some trades among the soldiers. It doesn't make much sense for Michael to have a skorupi when I want him to be about flying types and speed.)
    >> Anonymous 10/11/10(Mon)01:58 No.12403957
    Remember what we came out there for, to get Pokemon for our division. We have a poke partner, Damascus so it's no point of having another one when our division is so unequipped.

    By holding a tournament we can sharpen their skills, give them a better Pokemon partner. Remember most the division have ratattas or farm Pokemon that aren't military or heavy division material.

    The eggs will be raised by everyone, and when they hatch they will be trained how to fight then given to the remaining members. The winners of the tournament will have bigger and stronger versions and some might've already evolved. However the entire group would be able to hold their own.

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