Opening theme>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F468us4qCUEPreviously:Awakening amidst her operation, a young ranger panics as her organs reject her, slowly freezing her body over. With thoughts of her mother stirring in her mind, she forces them to obey her will, extending her time in this world.In the recovery ward, a disciplined young man takes her hand as she regains consciousness, relaying news of a friend that's gone missing.Unwilling to let a friend vanish, the search begins despite the state of her body, leading the two of them to Saffron.Entering alone, she finds the earnest mother of her lost friend, Leader Sabrina.With coercion the brave little ranger faces off against an old friend, only to nearly kill her in a duel.Learning what it means to be a monster, the ranger is finally allowed to meet her friend.Known characters>http://pastebin.com/kMb9UFFwMonster Index>http://pastebin.com/wxwgrCqbCharacter Sheet>http://pastebin.com/7CJx3gq1Twitter:>https://twitter.com/AoPHquest
>>28385124Come on Grumpy, you know you can't resist the power of friendship/hugs
Just read caught up with the quest.
>>28385231His manly stache makes him too old for this kind of shit.
>>28385124>Maid entering Grumpy's room>"It smells like rust">Checks under the bed>There is a bunch of spoons soaked in sweat rusting under the bed.>Grumpy comes in>Teleports away
>>28385242Cool. Welcome to the fold, cadet.
and I thought I wouldn't be able to come up with something to procrastinate with
now it is time for the age old question:is Grumpy a big spoon or a little spoon?
>>28385329 Twisted spoon.
>>28385329Tea spoon, of course.
Goldenrod's eyes drift open and you feel a pain in the back of your mind as he glares at you with deadly eyes.He growls through his mouth and mind, "You, I hate you. Why are you here?)His gaze lingers upon you momentarily before shifting to his mother."Mommy,) His voices grow meek,"Why did you bring this girl here?)Sabrina waves a hand and an unseen force knocks Goldenrod in the side of his face. You turn your head to meet Sabrina's eye, seeing nothing but what they reflect."I have told you to control your emotions Goldenrod. She is your guest, and you will treat her with at least a modicum of respect."Conceding, the boy nods slowly, speaking through words this time," Welcome to our gym, Cerulean. I... am sorry for leaving so suddenly.">What do you say?
>Goldenrod has a moustacheCan't help but see Goldie as a blonde Gordito, now.
>>28385385the pastebin says -3 when it should be -2 because we are at 6 ten and that is 4 bellow 10, which means -2
>>28385342I see what you did there.
>>28385404"I was worried about you."
>>28385404"You couldn't even bother to leave a note? I was worried about you!"
>>28385426I think that's understating it.
>>28385404"G-Goldie! I was so worried about you!" Rush over to hug em."Don't leave like that anymore without telling me!"
>>28385404>>What do you say?I was worried sick about you! What happened?
>>28385404"I'm glad you're okay!"
>>28385445feint attack hug
>>28385404Well, general consensus seems to be to tell him that we were worried for him.But I think we should tell Sabrina that we're fine with how Goldie acts with us. We're used to how caustic he can be. It would probably annoy her that we're trying to undermine her authority, but it'd show Goldie that we don't mind how he can be a jerk sometimes (read: most of the times).
>>28385492That'd more likely freak em out.Dark is initially evil and all.
>>28385497oh yes. Mention we don't care about that stuff, if we have the presense of mind to.
you guys realize that with our abominable biology, hugs will become less effective, right?
>>28385405what kind of mustache?
>>28385404We should make it clear that we're glad he's okay, above anything else.
>>28385525They're just a little chilly right now.I'm sure he can deal.
>>28385505but this is the "blank" dark, not the "murder" dark
>>28385525I disagree, with feint attack hug, it will be super effective.
>>28385404>>28385511I could make a case for it, if need be.>>28385525We still look fine. Definitely not inhuman enough for our look to be disconcerting.
>>28385525We got a little colder, but a whole heckton fluffier.
>>28385569We need you
>>28385404"Leader Sabrina, I much prefer Goldie's honesty over hollow words. Could we have some privacy?"Try to get some privacy, if we're talking to him as he's being intimidated by his mother into behaving we aren't actually going to get anywhere. Hopefully Sabrina leaves. Also, if let Goldie into our mind, it'll show that we're being honest and he can see some of the stuff we went through today."I'm here because you're my teammate, and more importantly, you're my friend. You never leave a teammate behind, and I can't ignore it when my friend needs help."Limp our way over to him, slowly start crying as we walk. "You should've been there when I woke up. I was scared and cold, it hurt so much, and you were gone. Why weren't you there? Do you have any idea how worried I was?"Then pull him into as tight a hug as we can manage, turn off the cold as much as we can. We should be able to turn the Freezer Array down, the layers upon layers of fur and blubber should insulate us from any outside warmth, and insulate Goldie from us being cold inside. Break down into full sobbing."I'm just glad you're alright Goldie. I care about you, I will always be there for you, and I need you too."
>>28385569>>28385581Only if it can be expressed quickly, because we're feeling kind of leg-exploded here
>>28385571If I'm not mistake the cat fur is only on our back and such. Our front still has the soft seel fur.
>>28385497It is worth pointing out. I don't think his latest declaration of hate even phased us.
>>28385404"Do you have any idea how worried we were? Do you have any idea how angry I am?"
>>28385590Too dramatic for my tastes.Tone it down.
>>28385590this is good. very good. very very good.
>>28385581Oh, a-a-anon. I didn't know you thought of me that way.>>28385597We're not actually injured. One of our stitches just came apart from overexerting ourselves. Definitely some pain, but it's mostly our nerves that took the hit. We won't be passing out any time soon and if we choose to roleplay Cerulean as being unphased by Goldie's latest declaration of hatred, the relief at seeing him safe will let us forget about it.>>28385630'Course, if we choose to be angry at him, that's a different matter.>>28385404Prof, some anons on the QTG mentioned that we're missing Ice Body and +1 tenacity in the pastebin.
>>28385124So how long until we meet one of these.
>>28385664but this is a dramatic moment, a very dramatic moment.
>>28385688And he's saying it's too dramatic.We're 10 years old, after all. Making dramatic speeches is, like, still 4 years away for us.
WHATEVER WE DO, DO NOT MENTION HIS EVOLUTION.make him be the first one to bring it up, because IC we give 0 fucksabout evol or not. and he was probably worried about it
>>2838559010lbs of melodrama in a 5 lbs bagare husbando'ing him?
>>28385686Probably never as they are from a distant region.>>28385709I agree with this. Lets stick to hugging.
>>28385709but that isn't a speech, it is a series of events.2.5 lines of dialouge.
>>28385549>>28385571You are aware that the warmth of the human body provides most of the comfort from hugs right. A cold hug would be miserable.
>>28385590Definatly going with this, not to wordy for a 10 year old.
>>28385590Only reasonable response here.At least is isn't like one of the Lamia Quest speeches.
>>28385590I like the move for privacy, but the rest is, as said elsewhere, too melodramatic.
>>28385713This is a good point. This would be the time to husbando him to some degree if you wish.I'll adjust this>>28385590If other anons are set on it.
>>28385404"I am not his guest. You said I could see my friend, and my friend is allowed to call me a stupid fish and say he hates me."Then tell Goldie how worried he made us, that he's our friend and we care about him. End with a hug.
>>28385743warmth is expected, being touched/protected is neededreplace warmth with cold and you'll confuse the body and be worse off than had you not hugged them. Instead you should focus on less instinctual actions, like hand holding or something
>>28385743we can focus on turning it down as much as possible. plus its the thought that counts.>>28385797go with it. but no husbandooing for now
>>28385797I am not set on it.I'd prefer something simple.
>>28385797Make it less melodramatic and I could roll with it.I really dislike longwinded speeches.
>>28385676Sometimes, anger is a sign of caring about someone too. Cerulean almost left the dome in search of him, that's serious.
>>28385797go for it. but im set on mah lesbainsim
>>28385797Please no husbandoing.Please no.We should just be friends with him. Please make it shorter and less dramatic.
>>28385797too elaborate for my tastesjustI was worriedare you okay?then hug
>>28385743>>28385571>>28385525Is our body naturally cold? The cold sacs just lower them to a comfortable temperature, right?>>28385590Wording really needs to be changed (your style of speech is totally unsuited to Cerulean), but I'm sure Prof can handle that.>>28385815>>28385823Prof said he'd adjust it for Cerulean. He's just getting the gist of the idea, I believe.>>28385797Sure. Minor husbandoing is fine too.
>>28385713Maybe a little bit. It's part of it, and some is making him feel that we also rely on him. He doesn't want to be pitied, and friendship isn't a one way street. Just like we need to be there for him, sometimes he needs to be there for us. We don't just pity him, we actually want him to be there for us.
>>28385797Needs a some modification but yeah.>>28385823look at the actual amount of talking
>>28385797Tone it down a tad, if you please. Like, to a reasonable level, and I'm fine.Also try and get Sabrina to leave.
>>28385797>>28385856This is an important sentiment to get through, yes.
>>28385851and sure, why not have a heterosexual female quest protag?bi-curiosity can come later
>>28385797Too early for real husbandoing. Now that he will be kicking ass telekinetically we might see him different, but at this point his een more on the 'friend in need' side.
>>28385823>>28385847"I'm here because you're my teammate, and more importantly, you're my friend. You never leave a teammate behind, and I can't ignore it when my friend needs help.""You should've been there when I woke up. I was scared and cold, it hurt so much, and you were gone. Why weren't you there? Do you have any idea how worried I was?""I'm just glad you're alright Goldie. I care about you, I will always be there for you, and I need you too."not very many words
>>28385887>>28385797Yeah, we don't necessarily have to go full on into husbandoing mode with Goldie, but it'd be fine if we took the opportunity to seed it here.
>>28385887He doesn't want to just be the "friend in need".He may need some help, but he also needs to be able to help people.
>>28385902Good enough, but the last line is just a bit too much.
>>28385852Your blood is just above freezing temperature.>Writing.>Toning down Melodrama>Scant husbandoing.
>>28385856>We don't just pity him, we actually want him to be there for us.I agree with that sentiment I just feel its too dramatic and all its missing is a declaration of love.I don't mind Ceru having a crush on him. Kids feeling puppy love is natural.Just remember guys, we're 10 years old.
>>28385931so, it's at 273 Kwonderful
>>28385902The problem is the wording, anon. It doesn't fit Cerulean's speech style at all.>>28385931>Your blood is just above freezing temperature.But what of our hugs, Prof? What of our hugs?I guess the blubber is coming in useful now.
>>28385797This works. Tone it down a notch, make sure to include asking Sabrina to leave and that we also need Grumpy.
>>28385931>Scant HusbandoingEh, wouldn't surprise me if Ceru had a tiny crush on a bunch of boys.Grumpy for playing hard to get.Bruise cuz muscles.Still though, we're 10 years old n' all.
>>28385946Mm, yes. Romancing can come when we're older. For now, we're just laying down potentialities.
Rolled 14>>28385797Showing that we care about our friends? YesHusbando'ing? We aren't to THAT stage yet.
>>28385931Yeah but there's a layer of blubber and two layers of fur between us and the outside world. Considering that those are both excellent insulators we should be able to keep our hugs from being cold if we can fiddle with the Freezer Array. They might not be immediately warm, they'll just trap the other person's body heat and warm them up that way.Like hugging a polar bear.
>>28385986Man.You guys.You guysI just had a thought you guysImagine how different our hugs would be if we were implanted with Vulpix grafts.The cuddles would be unending.
>>28385124Is there a pdf for this? I want to tabletop it
>>28385978>Still though, we're 10 years old n' all.This reminds me of this funny anecdote. I was a 8 year old kid and I was sitting in a row with a few friends. Our teacher was playing some sort of song and we were all swaying side to side. While we were at this, I felt this touch on my cheek that was making it wet. I didn't realize it, but the girl at my side had been kissing me for some reason throughout the song. When I turned my head, she kissed me on the lips.Ah, memories.....That was the only kiss I've ever received from a girl so far..... ;.;
>>28386011That's our rival.We will compete in hugs.Her advantage will be her natural warmth.Ours will be our soft body.
>>28386040HuhThat's really peculiar anon. Sweet story though.Is that what a 8 year old slut is like?
>>28385981its just puppy love holding handsembarrassed glances
>>28386043are you fucking retarded? That is 0 degrees C. It's just easier for me to convert to K than write out degreesX degrees C = X+273.14 K
>>28386094>are you fucking retarded?Yes
>>28386073I was surprisingly popular as a little kid. Aside from that girl, there were two others. One with braces and lots of cavities (though I thought she was cute). We danced together once and she hugged me close. The other was this girl who wore these short shorts.....she, uh....she had me touch her thighs because she enjoyed how it tickled.I wish I was still that popular today. The possibilities. 'Course, losing my innocence could have been the cause for that lost in charm....
>>28386068>Goldy gets a fire type graft>Years later>bedroom become a steamroom
>>28386068I think you mean Fluffy Tails.
>>28386183>Melted spoons everywhere.
>>28386161Puberty's a bitch like that. Sound like nice girls though. Too bad none of them had Seel parts.
>>28385124Just saw the opening theme and wow. Bravo to who ever did this
let's just tell him we were worried. not hard decision.
Limping forward, you join your friend beneath the red light of what you see now to be stained glass with sunlight filtering through."Leader Sabrina.. Ummm, can I talk to my friend, alone?" You look back to the stoic woman, her eyes reflecting the scarlet gleam like mirrors.Goldenrod growls back within his throat at the mention of friends, yet his mother's stare silences that notion quickly,"I will remove my presence, however I will be listening." Her eyes soften open Goldenrod, a crack in her mask,"It is a mother's duty to watch over her child after all."Sabrina nods, and turns to leave as though through a door, and vanishes."You did not need to come here. I did not ask to be found." He bows his head with something like a guilt upon his conscience.You shake your head as you get closer to him, feeling more strain upon your stitches at your icy poultice, you flinch and nearly fall over.Before your face meets the stone, you feel light as a feather all of a sudden, as you're set down gently.You look to Grumpy, eyes big and wary, he frowns and looks away," It would've been bad if you hurt yourself more. Even though I hate you." He pulls his knees into his body, hiding his mouth, and more notably, his mustache.Gingerly flipping yourself over, you release a cold sigh," Grumpy, you know that doesn't work on me." You give him a slight giggle until you wince in pain from your wound, your leg locking up as you try to freeze through the damage."Something does though. You stupid fat fish, you should've stayed in bed, really, why are you here?"You look down at your leg, clutching a hand over the bandages, the stitching of your hands still in the process of healing," I'm here because you weren't there Grumpy. Bruise was there for me when I woke up, you weren't." Pushing back a pained tear, you look to the shy boy," So, I had to find you." You smile, your inhuman teeth sending a shiver through his body.
"Because, well, because I was worried." You begin to feel dizzy..."That's not a good enough reason. Mother just started to look at me like a real student, I didn't need your help, I didn't ask for it.""You... You don't need to.. Ask for my... Help..." Everything begins to go fuzzy, and Goldenrod rises up, staring down at you in the red room."You stupid fish... You should worry about yourself more." Everything goes dark, as you slip out of consciousness.___________________________________________________________________________
>>28386600Totally forgot about the shark smile.Seeing that on a 10 year old girl has gotta be pretty surreal.
>>28386600Also we were kind of worried you went outside the dome.
>>28386621I cannot tell how he is reacting to us and i am infinitely worried.
>>28386621Cerulean made it for quite a while, really. What a trooper.
>>28386600>Her eyes soften open Goldenrod, a crack in her mask,"It is a mother's duty to watch over her child after all."This woman. Can't tell if she's emotionally manipulating Goldie. If this was the first time she'd ever shown him any tenderness, though, I'd be leaning on the suspicious side.Guess we could go talk to Goldie more about his mother. I mean, after having met her personally like this, it'd be a natural sequence of events.>>28386621>"You... You don't need to.. Ask for my... Help..."This was a nice line, Prof. I liked it.Also, Prof, is our tenacity supposed to be at 6 or 7? Since we had a net +1 last thread, I think? And some anon on QTG mentioned something about Ice Body? Apparently, it's missing from the pastebin?
>>28386621Ah and next we get to wake up in the hospital vomiting blood.
>>28386660That last line is what you should analyze, anon.Goldie is such a tsundere.The mustache makes it even better.
We burned 1 and lost 2 last time. And gained 3. Net gain was 0.
>>28386621>>28386600Is it weird that I find the saber tooth smile really adorable on a 10 year old who's desperately trying to appear sincere? Ah...well good, Grumpy seems okay, and he hasn't changed much. He's definitely here of his own free will, and for good reason now. His powers are strong with Kadabra coming out. We'll visit him periodically, and maybe Alexis too but for now he's absolutely right. We need to rest.
>>28386600>He pulls his knees into his body, hiding his mouth, and more notably, his mustache.Puberty. Uuuuuugh. So that really was the reason. EUUUUUUGH.Goldie. You don't have to push us away because of that.We love a man with a stylish 'stache.
>>28386683>a net +1 last thread,That was not including a burnt tenacity to deny a crit.
>>28386708I am analyzing it and i am still unsure if he is calling us weak or if he cares about us.
>>28386705I look forward to quicktime blood vomit events
>>28386752>>28386736Well, if this is any indication, Goldie is definitely self-conscious about what we think of his appearance.
>>28386749Ah my mistake.
>>28386749Ah, alright. What about the Ice Body thing? I can't remember that being mentioned, but the anon on the QTG spoke like you were intending to add it to the pastebin.
>>28386683Sabrina is a heartless bitch, but she's heartless for the right reasons. Even then, she doesn't seem to be able to suppress her emotion all the time.By all accounts she's a great leader, even if her methods are a little extreme.
>>28386705You mean vomiting frozen chunks of blood.>>28386660He's got some issues, but he's actually working through them a bit, he feels less worthless, and I think he likes us. Though he doesn't know how to act on liking us so he insults us, and going through the pokemon equivalent of puberty and growing a mustache isn't helping matters when it comes to girls.>>28386736We'll be sure to complement his facial hair later.
>>28386708the tsundere part would be more obvious if it was more."Y-Y-You stupid fish! You should worry about yourself more!" assuming he is tsundere
>>28386762full beard is best beard you heathen
>>28386810I was thinking more tsun than dere, anon. Variants.
>>28386820are you hoping for mega evolution?
>>28386749and it says -3 in the pastebin for Tenacity rather than -2 like ti should be
>>28386838when he's old enough
>>28386838>Grumpy Mega Evolves>Nothing stands a chance except dark types>Bruise Mega Evolves>World collapses
>>28386870>Dark Typespshaw, he learns Miracle Eye naturally.
>>28386834I don't mind the tsun as long as there's some dere.Wonder if we wake up with Goldy in our room napping off in the corner...
>>28386730Alexis sits with her shaved head lowered despondently. She doesn't look up before addressing you. "Why are you here? I'm worthless, even after Sabrina's most intense training. I let Caiss die, and I couldn't even beat you after you hobbled in here still covered in bandages and stitches. Now Sabrina won't even teach me the next set." She sighs and seems to shrink in further upon herself. "Even she's done wasting her time on me. Just leave me alone."You take a deep breath to steady yourself and then sit next to her. "Alexis... I did everything wrong yesterday. When I woke up and heard that Goldenrod had been missing for 2 days, I left the hospital and started looking even though I had just nearly died on the operating table. Because I was scared of losing a team mate. When I found out he was at his home gym and not to be disturbed, that you had been through SOMETHING and you would be 'spared further intensive training' if I accepted a duel, I did. Because I was scared of what I had heard about Sabrina, and what she might be doing. When I saw you, and how much you had changed," you pause for a moment to look at her, hoping to meet her eyes, then grasp her hand, "how strong you were," and squeeze, "I was scared. I was scared of the situation I had gotten myself into. I was scared I might die, and I let my fear control me. Out of fear I used techniques I never should have, that would have killed you if Sabrina hadn't intervened." You swallow the lump in your throat."I understand now that Sabrina does what she does to instil discipline. You're not weak, or worthless. She said that you're not ready. I wasn't ready for anything that happened yesterday, but I didn't wait for my superiors, I let my fear control me and made stupid mistakes that..." You sniff and blink as you feel tears at the corners of your eyes, "that almost killed a friend!" The damn breaks and you sob, tears flowing as you embrace Alexis, "I'm so sorry! Please forgive me!"
>>28386919Oh he's definitely got some, but as is the norm for those who lean more on the tsun side, the moments where he's "kinder" are more subtle and sparse.Like when he stopped us from falling. He could have done it out of courtesy, but the mentioning of how he laid us down gently made me more confident that he was really just being kind at that point.
>>28386974I'll admit this is an optimistic take on Alexis' current state.
>>28386974Need some dirty handholding in here
>>28386974I can only hope she'd be so open about it.Much more likely we'd say all that, and her response would be."..."
>>28387051Mm. We may need to be more indirect in our approach with her.Maybe ask her if she'd rather just train with us from time to time. Instead of, y'know. Just sparring. Since she's really focused on training right now, I feel like that's the only time we can interact with her. Make some small talk here and there. If she's quiet at first, we could gradually try to get her to open up.
so... whose voice do you read Ceru's lines in?for me? Hilary Haag
>>28387115Maybe we can ask Sabrina to let us spar with her. If she wants Alexis to know how to handle monsters, what better training partner than a monster that doesn't want to kill her?Well....on purpose anyway...
After a sea of darkness later, you awaken in the institute again, strapped in this time, Bruise and Goldenrod sitting at your either side, both awake, and neither one saying a word to the other."She's awake." You hear Goldenrod say, breaking the silent."So she is." Bruises' voice."Hey Cerulean, you really up?"You nod, feeling terribly cold and sore,"Yeah, yeah I am."Bruise rises from his chair and looks down at you from the bedside," You shouldn't have walked off like that, could've gotten hurt real bad Cerulean.""It's not her fault that she's an idiot. I'd blame her upbringing."Bruise sneers at Goldenrod,"Hey, that's not cool man, she's right here and she's hurt."Goldenrod shrugs at that," Whatever, just stating a fact. You don't just walk out of the hospital after that kind of operation.""Please stop fighting.." You shuffle to sitting up halfway, or at least try to, Bruise intervenes."No, you stay down, you're not done healing, and honestly I don't understand how you're even still okay.""I just wanted to go for a walk, staying in bed suuuucks." You moan, feeling the plushy hospital pillows wrap around your head. "It's not faiirrrr." You struggle weakly against his hand and likewise the binds."Tough luck Ceru, you stay right where you are, and rest. I'm here to keep you from going anywhere."Goldenrod gets up, turning to leave the room, you notice the lack of fur on his face," I'll be going. Seems like you've got this taken care of...""Where you goin' man?" Bruise barks at the fleeing Esper, whom turns aroiund to meet him with a venomous glare."I'm going to train. I'll see you in a few days when training starts." He dismisses Bruise with a wave of his hand," Later." and with that, he vanishes with a teleport."Uppity son of a..."Your head kind of hurts, you shouldn't have gone for that walk.> Go back to sleep.> Ask to be released.> (Other)
>>28387224>>[x] (Other)"I miss anything while I was out?"
>>28387224Ask Bruise what we might've missed, thank him for being such a sweetheart, and then pass the fuck out. Sound fair to anyone else?
>>28387224Gonna go with >>28387266
>>28387224[x]otherlaugh at friends anticsSuggest maybe going to the pool sometime[x]go back to sleep
>>28387195>>28387115Yeah I don't think we'll be sparring anyone anytime soon, much less Alexis.Though maybe we could just make it very cold around her to test her focus or whatever?The old "meditating under a waterfall" trick?
>>28387224can you please keep your quotation marks on the correct side of the space? typos are bad enough but whenever you fuck up the quote I have to double back and check to see if I misread the entire sentence
>>28387224>shavingI guess Goldenrod just ain't my nigga anymore.
>>28387224[x] Go back to sleep.Nothing much to do, that I can think of. Unless we brag to Bruise about that fight.
>>28387224> (Other)Tell Bruise to be nice to Goldie. Dude's got a lot on his plate right now.Then sleep.
>>28387224>[X] (Other)Ask if Alexis is ok.
>>28387224Ask to be taken to the cerulean gym so we can rest in some waterAlso see if we can fine control put frost settings so cold stays inside and fluffy warmth stays outside
>>28387224[x]other Wonder why he got rid of the moustachePass out
>>28387224>Shaving>Moustache not being a permanent part of his face, facial hair made of flesh, like flesh bows with eevee evoDang, and here I thought it was gonna get weird.
>>28387224Tell Bruise not to mind Goldie so much. He's just naturally caustic.>>28387291Depends on whether or not Alexis was traumatized by the experience, I'd say. Is she scared of us, or was she scared of the "us" in that one moment? There's a difference in these sorts of situations.And I'm not saying we'd spar with her immediately, anon, jeez. Just that, when we're able to, that's the likeliest way we'll be able to have any kind of interaction with her. Social visits don't seem like the kind of think Sabrina would tolerate. Or at least, not for all that long.
>>28387195We'd get flattened instantly.
>>28387224It might be a good idea to work on getting Bruise to not hate Goldenrod. Having interpersonal conflict there would be annoying.
>>28387224"Bruise, be nice to Grumpy. He's a real sweetheart deep down inside. I'm injured so you have to listen to me.Can I rest in a bathtub or a pool? Please? I want to feel some water."Use sad kitty eyes if needed. Resting in a full bathtub actually ought to be better for us because of Hydration. Also ask Bruise if we missed anything while we were out before we fall asleep again. We have gills so we can just submerge ourself.
thank bruise for being a broHe helped out a lot
>>28387151>Looked it up.>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xx_6pxlNAsY>Green haired chickI could see it.
>>28387335Didn't say mustache, said fur. Maybe he shaved.As his abra implant evolved, it can't be removed anymore.He could have gotten some new kind of implant that removed his fur.
>>28387224No matter what we do thank Bruise for taking care of us, and if we get the restraints removed try to give him a hug.
>>28387347I meant Alexis, not Sabrina. Though now that I think about it, now that we're Rockets, does that mean we could have sparring matches with the Gym Leaders?
>>28387389Why couldn't it be removed? We could totally shave the fur off of our bodies (or, at least, our Seel fur, before it got covered up by the crytten hide; not sure how hard it'll be to cut that out). They'll just grow back over time.
>>28387386That one sounds kind of fake somehow.
>>28387420>Why couldn't it be removed?It evolved. When implants evolve, they kinda set in and cannot be removed anymore. They can only be removed at the first stage.The spoons and the mustache indicate his abra implant became a kadabra implant.
>>28387224>>28387375>>28387410Oh yes, definitely show Bruise some gratitude. He's been a good friend to us.
>>28387386she also voices super milk chan and Satsuki from Ghost Storieshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZCVo9hDgOw
>>28387466There's a difference between shaving and actually removing the implant.
>>28387415Probably, but they likely wouldn't have the time of day.We're a hell of a long way off being leader level
>>28387466Speaking of evo.I wonder how far off our evolution is. I think Seel evolves in the late 30s, but Crytten...I dunno.
>>28387466Implants can be damaged. They can be sliced and chipped at. And they're regenerate over time.That is to say, his facial hair can be cut. But it'll grow back. It's just hair/fur, anon.>>28387386Can you clarify on this? Can Goldie shave? Or is he forever burdened with the majesty of such a stylish 'stache?
>>28387415If Giovanni wanted us to, probably. If it was just us asking for a spar, then probably not. They're all busy and we're nowhere near close enough to their level for it to be worth their time.
Oh, Prof, one thing that has been a concern for me is that I don't think we have ever taken damage. I have no idea how the system is supposed to work and what kind of durability Ceru (or anyone really besides the fact that a super effective feint into a sniper frostbreath is muder) has.
>>28387512He can shave, but he can't remove it.
> (Other)"I wanted to ask him to watch over Alexis for me. I really hurt her. "
>>28387524Been lucky, the times that you could have, there's been a way out of it.You you did pop stitching and that ran deep.
>>28387555Did you mean to say he can't permanently get rid of it, Prof?>>28387524I think we got hit once by Oliver in a sparring match and 2 direct hits from Alexia in our first duel.
>>28387575Do you mean Goldie? I don't really think we can ask him to watch over her. It'd be inappropriate, given what Ceru knows of his character and relationship with everyone else in the gym. We could definitely ask him to tell us about Alexis from time to time.
>>28387386>dubbed versionProfessor I am disapoint
>>28387594I remembered Alexia's hits, but I don't think there was any indication of our health/damage, I just assumed it was negligible since it was practice scored on hits.>>28387555What I want to know is, how do you decide when someone is KO'd/Dead?
>>28387623Yeah. Remember that, barring just Goldie I believe, everyone else is just an unmodified esper, Sabrina included. Goldie's not gonna be very popular there.
>>28387675I think prof assigns a hp value to thongs and we just don't see it
>>28387713>thongsb-but, why would someone attack Giovanni's speedo?
>>28387733I wonder where Prof got his collection of Giovanni pictures.
>>28387733Are you saying that you want that speedo to just stay there untouched?
>>28387671its hard to find voice clips of Hilary Haag in the Japanse version.and Clannad is bad in every language.
"Thanks Bruise... For looking after me." You give him a gentle smile, feeling fresh air grace your feline teeth.He sits back down next to you," Yeah Ceru, it's no problem. You surprised me though wanting to walk around like that. You sure you're okay?"You nod, feeling the tingle of surgical wounds run through your body," It's nothing, I'll be fine. I could use a soak in some water, take me to the pool?"He extends a hand to pat your head, yet stops, thinking better of it,"Yeah, sure." His hands rests on his lap,"As soon as the docs tell you its alright, I'll take you.""Good," You release a frozen sigh, and relax back down again, fluttering your eyes heavily as sleep begin to take you once more," I feel like I'm forgetting something... Oh well.""It's alright, go to bed Ceru." "Okay." You resign yourself and sleep takes you once again.You're forgetting something though, aren't you?>You'll have 1 day after recovery to tie up any loose ends with people you've met.> Skip Day> Visit Bruise> Visit Lilac> Visit Cerulean Gym> Visit Janine at Fuschia> Visit Celadons.> (Other)
>>28387811>>[X] Visit Lilac
>>28387811Can we spend any of our recovery time in the cerulean pool?
>>28387811>[X] Visit Cerulean Gym
>>28387811[X] Visit Janine at Fuschia
>>28387811We should visit Bruise and try to patch things up some between him and Goldenrod, this could really become a problem if we let it be.
>>28387811>> Visit LilacI am curious about what happened to her since last time.
>>28387811>[x] Visit Cerulean Gymmaybe Misty has some ice tips
>>28387838Noted.I'll give another day for Cerulean shenanigans, though you'd just kind of watch them train.>>28387847Plenty of time for that.
>>28387811>You're forgetting something though, aren't you?Are we?Also>Visit Cerulean Gym
>>28387811How much time do we have in a single day?We should definitely see Janine. Afterward, we could go see Lilac. If anyone is antsying for a reason why Cerulean would see Lilac, just say she's curious about that strange girl.How old is Lilac anyway?
> (Other)Visit Alexia. We nearly killed her.
>>28387847We're going to be spending a lot of our time with Bruise and Grumpy, they're our team mates. We can reconcile them over time.This isn't a relationship thing we can fix in just one day.
>>28387811> Visit Cerulean Gymthen Janine, Lilac, Celadon, and end with Bruise
>>28387866I have no clue what we are forgetting
>>28387862>just kind of watch them trainThat's what I intended, yeah. Float around, watch them train, maybe a bit of chitchat
>>28387866Seems like Prof is giving us a free day (recovering) for Cerulean Gym shenanigans.>>28387862
>>28387866Does Kitty know that Goldie was with Sabrina?
>>28387890It could be the oddish girl and on a side note I kind of want a member of Celadon gym to join our team.
>>28387811>You're forgetting something though, aren't you?Are you speaking about the reward Goldie was supposed to get?Well, we can ask Bruise to tell Kitty about his whereabouts when he sees her.
>>28387930I thought Bruise told her?
>>28387930I'm figuring that Bruise would have told her what's up.
>>28387811[x] talk to that oddish girl
>>28387882++.We need to stay in touch with our home gym, and that is going to happen no matter what because we are going to crosstrain there anyways. Alexis should be in our thoughts considering what happened. I really like Lilac, but I don't think she would be one of Ceru's priorities, just if we have time.We are constantly with Bruise and I want to train with Janine in ninja melee anyways, so I don't want to spend our off day on those.
>>28387951Oh right forgot about that.He better fucking take one, so we don't take it for ourselves.We have a problem.
>>28387784True but it is worse in some languages than othersAlso I just generally hate dubbed media of any kind
>>28387811can I change my vote?people make a good case for [x]alexia
>>28387995Yes, Finialy someone pointed out that we can't melee train with the peweters cause we have 0 defense
>>28387995I like this plan It suits both the character and what we need to do
>>28388027>>28387882>>28387995Why would you go talk to Alexis? She's fine. You went for a walk and popped your stitches, Silly Cerulean, you should've stayed in bed.You don't remember anything that happened, neither does Bruise.
>>28387811>>28387880Yeah, changing my vote here. We'll be seeing Janine again, so let's focus on meeting up with Alexia and Lilac. Alexia because we gotta deal with that as soon as we can, and Lilac because we'd have to go out of our way to see her, so we might as well do it on our free day.Although if we had any free time after that, we could definitely pay Janine a visit and set up some sort of agreement to learn Thrown Weapons training under her tutelage.
>>28388069So in other words it's OOC.
>>28388069Oh fuck, you were waiting for people to suggest meeting Alexia before you popped that one on us, didn't you, Prof?Maybe if we met Lilac....something could happen to jog our memories. Ghost types do have mysterious powers....
>>28388069Stupid psychics. We might find out eventually, a lot of people saw us walking around town like that, if we find the gate guards who we chatted with we should be able to work out the memory alteration.
>>28388023even Ghost Stories?
>Meet a cute girl>Things are going great>She asks if I want to come back to her place>Can't control it>Pure psychic energy coalesces into the form of spoons>Freaking out. Dunno what to do.>She looks confused>Pick up a spoon>Start making airplane noises>Put the spoon in her mouth>Teleport away
>>28388069Should probably have made that clearer.
>>28388069or by>You don't remember anything that happened, neither does Bruise.we just didn't tell our superiours that saying we don't remember or we just walked.
>>28388069>>28388105We could subtly guilt Goldie about it, if he knew. Tell him that we've got this nagging feeling in the back of our mind that we forgot something today.
Rolled 3 + 2>>28388069Damn it. No wonder they added Dark types in Gen 2. Not only were Psychics horrifically overpowered, they were also assholes.
>>28388126I think he was waiting for us to mention Alexia, anon. Just so he could respond like that.
>Writing free day at Cerulean Gym>>28388126Was all over the dialogue.Sorry you guys had to hear this way.
>>28388069What are you talking about? Can't remember what?Anyway, let's talk to Oddish Girl and Lilac. I'm sure our near death experiences will allow us to relate to her/arouse her, respectively.
>>28388167Who are we visiting afterward?
>>28388167But we do know that it's weird that there isn't any fur on Goldie's face, so we have a good start.
>>28388069I have to point out, this is kind of bullshit.It's pretty much "Nyeh, Nyeh you wasted all of last thread. Everything you did was pointless."
>>28388167Eh I figured as much.Wonder if she wiped Goldie's brain too. Probably not. Hope she wiped Alexis' brain too, otherwise this is gonna cause weird ass conflict later.
>>28388118>>Start making airplane noises
>>28388183That's kind of the reason I wanted to see the oddish girl.
>>28388206Nah, we still got friendship points with Goldie I think.
>>28388206It wasn't pointless. Goldenrod probably remembers, and that's the most important part. We'll probably get our memories back eventually anyways.
>>28388197I think only our encounter with Alexia was removed from our memory. Although I imagine that this would leave a weird blank spot between where we entered the Gym to meeting Goldie. Unless Sabrina can implant memories as well.
>>28388206Nah, there's still something there. It'd be pointless if It was all a dreeeeaaammmm/illusion. Worst plot device.>>28388229That too.
>>28388250This is really only like half a step up from all a dream/illusion, as far as hackneyed plot devices.
>>28388273man, psions mindwipe people all the time
>>28388273Except in this case it all really happened and had consequences. We just aren't aware of any of it IC. I think it's pretty cool.
>>28388206Nothing was pointless.We still "instinctively" unlocked the capabilities of our Crytten implants. We met Goldie. And, depending on how much Sabrina wiped from our memory, we got to know Goldie's mom a little bit better.A waste of time would be undoing our efforts. Prof didn't do that; rather, he closed off the option before we got a chance to pursue it. Probably for some later plot point.
>>28388250Is there really a reason to remove the memory?Unless you're planning to use us remembering/being told about it by Goldie as a plot device down the line, I don't really understandd why you would bother.
we forgot just how strong we are/ the importance of restraintnext spar will be interesting barring subconscious fears
>>28388301Her wiping us would be counter productive to showing us how dangerous our monster implants are
>>28388206What? How?It still happened, we just don't remember it. It's still a part of our backstory and all that. Plus friendship points. With Goldie, and, sorta Sabrina. Weird as it is I think she respects us a little more. Or at least, we register as someone for her to remember.
>>28388315Goldenrod will be there to remind you.>Writing
>>28388315>we forgot just how strong we are/ the importance of restraintoh god, now I don't even know how start rationalizing Sabrina's actions.
>>28388356Sabrina is Sabrina.She operates on another level. I think of her like Eldrad.
>>28388325Or she's taking away that fear so that we don't unconsciously hold ourselves back.Alternatively, you need to read up on your tropes. Even if the memory is lost, usually, some sort of subconscious effect remains. This isn't even a trope exclusive to anime/manga. Gotta read up, anon!
>>28388384>>28388250Do we have any feelings about animal instincts and frost breath?
Free day at Cerulean Gym!You float in the Cerulean Gym's lake, off to the side by the pier. Bruise is beside you, lounging about with his feet hanging in the water, looking upon the Aquatic rangers at play."So this is what your quarter's like. Looks like they're having fun."The water feels good in your wounds, refreshing your body," Yeah, Leader Misty is awesome. I'm going to miss training with her all the time, she's a bit weird, but she tries her best."Bruise nods,"I can tell. Probably still trying to take... well.. Oliver off their minds."You slip into the water, taking a breath with your gills and blowing the air out of your mouth, clear icy little bubbles float to the surface. They're pretty, but you're mind is elswhere,"Yeah.."The sky beyond the dome is actually a rather bright, cheerful too. The glare kind of hurts your eyes a bit, a harsh sun.Leader Misty had been surprised to see you, she complimented you on your pretty fur and even your golden claws. It made you feel cold inside. Err, warm. No, that doesn't feel too good anymore. Cold is right.No sparring here, none for you. You don't think you'd want to, even if they asked. It's not good to fight friends after all. Leader Misty also said that you're still recovering, no practice for you.Wonder if she's a mom? She kind of sounds like one.
>>28388515>No sparring here, none for you. You don't think you'd want to, even if they asked. It's not good to fight friends after all. Leader Misty also said that you're still recovering, no practice for you.Oh the irony
Is Feint Attack usable in the water?
>>28388515We should test out our new gills.
>>28388615We just did>taking a breath with your gills
>>28388515>Wonder if she's a mom? She kind of sounds like one.hmmm........
How old was Oliver again?
>>28388553Well we seriously learned a lesson about that, even if our memory is wiped I don't think we're going to forget that entirely.>>28388515We really need to meet someone else with Ice implants. We need someone who can appreciate cold hugs, and if they're more advanced than us we can learn from them. Sadly our Mother isn't around.Also, we need to get better at controlling the cold, make our insides nice and cold but keeping it all insulated underneath layers of fur and fat. We're not good at hugging currently. Bruise wouldn't even pat our head. We're fluffy, but what's the point of fluffy without hugs.On an unrelated note we could use some anti-freezing proteins in our bloodstream. Let us bring our core temperature even colder if we needed to, though that would mess with freezing our wounds shut.>>28388656Well we've been thinking about mothers lately, what with Sabrina, even if we don't remember it.
>>28388656I almost thought she was Marine's mom, since they both have red hair, but then I remembered that would mean Misty was preggers at 13>>2838867511
>>28388683Glaceon can explicitly control its body temperature. Don't know what else we would want it for, maybe if we could split an array of eevee implants into glaceon and vaporeon at the same time. (damn do I want liquefy and water absorb)
>>28388719Hey, it could happen. 14 year olds /can/ give birth
>>28388593I don't see why not. Upgrading would only increase our precision of movements and give us the ability to chain attacks to it (rather than relying purely on our claws).
>>28388784World record is 7 year old, somewhere in Africa.
>>28388683I'd like to think our fluffy fur, blubber, and hide would be enough to dish out satisfactory hugs.
Bryan sits at the opposite shore, moving water around through his esper powers, creating slow waves, water spouts, and even circles of water in the air, cascading with rainbows as the light hits it.Misa's tearing it up in the water, a bit too aggressive at Bruise's comment, you see that she's sparring with your old friend, Marine, who's since sprouted a fluffy red tail. and a harder shell.While you'd root for your friend, it seems that Misa's the one at a disadvantage and getting antsy for it.An intercepted water tackle and Marine flips Misa over her shoulder sending the goldeen child crashing into the waves."Good job Marine! Keep it up! Misa, cool your head, and think about this! Marine, be ready to intercept Misa, she's not done yet!" The Leader calls, out with the blow of a whistle," Go, go!"In the next clash, Misa sends Marine sprawling with an uppercut from the water, diving down to continue the assault as Leader follows them beneath the waves.Aqua walks up beside the dock, a bit downcast himself, he slips into the water not too far from you."Hey Ceru. You enjoying the spar?" his voice is quiet, making it more for small talk, his eyes glance over to Bruise, whom raises an eyebrow at the kid.With eyes flicking from your friend to another assortment of combative splashes, you smile a little," Yeah, I guess. Misa's really going at it, huh?"Aqua frowns," Since Risa. Yeah. Hey, I wanted to umm.." He looks at Bruise again...>Awaiting your next command.
>>28388733hm, mirror coat could be interesting.
>>28388801We can already chain a single move to it. Is what we did with Frost Breath
>>28388656Doctor Ash totally tapped that.>>28388598I know I d'awwed.>>28388635I really wish people would just read.>>28388683>Cold controlMaybe talk to Misty. She might have some ice in her.
>>28388812>Wanna swim for a bit? Sure, I need some practice with my gills anyway.Looks like Aqua wants some private time.>>28388858Because we upgraded it to level 2, yes.
>>28388812What do you want to know Aqua?
>>28388812Speaking of evolutions lets upgrade Icy Wind, Swim Speed and Lock On.>>28388812Lets see what he has too say.
>>28388812Await what he was going to say innocently.Possibly introduce him to bruce. This man is made of pushups.
>>28388866>Because we upgraded it to level 2, yes.You mean 3. It unlocked at 3.
>>28388812"What's up Aqua?" Look at Bruise "He doesn't bite you know. He's a real softie inside."
>>28388866seconding this.a little alone time to hear him out. a nice leisurely swim for personal buisness
>>28388927>>28388866>a swimWell, he'll go for a swim, we'll go for a drift-gently-along
>>28388865I think Aqua wants a bit of privacy, just us and him.Start by introducing Aqua and Bruise to each other, tell Bruise that Aqua is one of our best friends and tell Aqua that Bruise is really nice, then invite Aqua for a little swim, and once we've gotten a bit of swimming in ask what he wanted to say to us.
>>28388865>She might have some ice in her.She doesn't. I find it funny that you say you wish people would read, because this is at the top of the Known Characters pastebin.===Leader: MistyAge: 24Height: 5'3"Staryu: gems upon each shoulder allow her to run dual recovery.Seaking: horn upon her fists, capable of smashing through solid boulders without breaking.Seaking: fins upon her arms and legs.Seadra: Venomous fins upon her back allow backwards swimming.*Wears a halter style swimming suit/ranger uniform to let her “wings” stick out comfortably.Seadra ink glandSeadra High Pressure Bladder ===
>>28388899Oh yes, I forgot we upgraded it one more time right before we used Frost Breath.
>>28388812Hey Bruce, would it be okay if me and Aqua talk in private for a minute? You could talk to Bryan, he's always fun to hang with.
>>28388865>>28388973Don't nip at each other, anons.This thread is for awkward budding romances.
>>28388866>>28388866Sounds good to me.
>>28388973Not the ice typing, but I'm sure she has an ice move or two. Pretty much all of those types can learn some manner of ice move. I think some are natural learning progression to.
>>28389037Just checked Bulbapedia. None of those pokemon learn Ice moves naturally.
>>28389037Seel is way more icy than anything Misty has, and it pales in comparison to how frosty Crytten is.Even if she knows a couple ice moves, I don't think she's what we're looking for when people talk about wanting advice from Ice rangers.
>>28389088Dang, none?That makes me sad. Wait, does that mean we're the first ice type in the gym?Neat.
>>28389142I would doubt that. We're the only Ice type in this batch of students as far as I can tell, but I wouldn't be surprised if there were other Ice Rangers who came out of Cerulean gym, like our Mother perhaps.
You know what should be on the to do list?learning rain dance
>>28389237except we'll go with the literal translation and just make it a rain prayer, thanks
>>28389237>>28389256Why not both?Cerulean learned SLEET!
>>28389261you seem to fine with calling Kasumi "Misty" anon
>Cerulean performs the macarena, then stands there grinning like an idiot while a little grey cloud forms over Goldie's head.
>>28389256>>28389277umm, because hail hurts our allies as much as our enemies?>>28389300That's because I don't have a problem with the name Misty. I knew a Misty. I don't like that it is called rain dance when that is not what any pokemon due except for ludicolo and one scene in a movie.
>>28389300If only we could've gone fire/water type.
>>28389329>" No you fool! Its step twirl pivot twirl! are you trying to start a hurricane!?!?">>28389256rain dance don't hurt allies, boost fellow water bros/sisses and helps vermillion bros with thunder (barring Prof saying no)
>>28389340Japan can't dance and Nintendo of America is afraid of religion.13 years of calling it rain dance and I ain't aiming to change.
You await Aqua's next word with a slight smile, yet his words seem stuck in his throat, as his vision keeps casting itself up to Bruise."Oh," You realize, feeling like an idiot," This is Bruise," You pick an arm out of the water, could droplets running off of your fur," He's my new teammate, I, umm.."Your talk does little to abate Aqua's odd look,"Bruise, this is Aqua, we were friends before we became rangers.."Bruise nods, smiling down at the two of you," Nice to meet you Aqua." He leers down at your friend, and his grin widens," You look like you need to do some more pushups." Aqua wavers underneath his stare,"I-I do plenty.""Hey Bruise. If it's alright, I'm gonna go for a swim with Aqua, okay?"Bruise sits back up and scratches his head, pushing back his short hair,"Alright, I guess Cerulean, but don't go pushing yourself, still recovering, you know.""I know," You nod, and push off from the shallows, letting yourself drift along, Aqua pulling up along-side you as you both stare at the passing clouds outside of the dome."Sorry about that.""Don't worry," You turn your head to your friend, his blue hair dispersing in the clear water,"What did you want to say?"Your friend's silent for a moment, and you let him have his time."I didn't pass. I need to take the test again." He sighs into the air, and squeezes his eyes shut, some tears mixing with water," Marine passed, you passed, and I failed. They had to shoot my flare because I got stung by a beedrill. It... It chewed part of my arm off too. I'm only okay because I can regenerate."He lifts a hand out of the water, observing slight golden grooves in his skin that catch light, he chokes on his tears," I don't want to do it again Cerulean. I can't do this. I just... wanted you to be the first to know.">Awaiting your move.
I wonder what the more intelligent monsters think of humans. We must look like crazy fucks to the wild kadabra / alakazam tribes and whatever other ones form up their own little societies.
>>28389539That's some heavy shit.[x]console[x]try to convince him he's good enough and can do it[x]dangit, bruise is the one who does rousing speeches, we should have stayed back
>>28389539>>Awaiting your move.Of course you can you big dummy.In a year you will be so much better than we were at the time. I am sure you will pass.
>>28389543I'm pretty sure there are no wild alakazam or kadabra. They're probably all ascetics who meditate in mountain caves or something.
>>28389539>Try and comfort him, tell him that there's no shame if quitting when you're hurt, but if he's sure he wants out...I'm not sure what's up for Rangers who 'want out'. Do they just get implants removed, or what?
>>28389539I am remembering Pixis and the speech he gave about the "Titan fear".Considering reworking that.
>>28389539"Are you sure?"
>>28389539>It chewed part of my arm off toojesuschristhowhorrifying.jpgAre rangers even allowed to give up? They seem like the government would own them, given they are full of valuable bits.
>>28389539[x]Beedrills are awful.
>>28389539lest tell him to wait until it starts coming around again before deciding that. he will be much stronger by then
>>28389539Huh. That's tough, yeah.Bring up how he lost an eye to a monster. All the people who've died so far, maybe? The whole Ranger thing is a lot more important than just him or his fear. Humanity's counting on him and he needs to tough it up. But maybe that's a bit too harsh and out of character for Cerulean.At any rate, he really can't just give up now. Being a child soldier sucks though, yep.
>>28389539Poor kid...>Gets his eye torn out by a horsee a while ago>Gets arm gnawed off by a beedrill during the exam
>>28389539Try to console him. It's okay if he wants to get out, but remind him that he has two old friends and a gym filled with new friends who would to anything to help him pass the test if he wishes to tough it out.
>>28389539>[x] Get our MOTHERFUCKING HUG ON
>>28389539Sounds like somebody needs a shoulder to cry on and a hug
>>28389683yeah, he must be in hug withdrawls since we left
>>28389539Hold Aqua's hand."You know Aqua, I spent half of my test running away. I probably would've died without Goldie, Bruise, and Janine watching out for me. I know that it's scary, but I also know that you can get stronger.I'm not going to ask you to try again, that has to be your decision. Just give yourself a chance, see where you stand after a bit more time and practice. I'm sure you'll make the right decision for you."And then give that man a hug, try not to freeze him to death.
>>28389539He needs a hug. I don't think trying to talk him out of it is the right choice, but maybe wait a little bit longer to decide for sure. If only to see Marine and us at the gym for a bit longer. If he still thinks he can't do it later, that's fine, but at least he'll have gotten to spend a bit more time with his friends.
>>28389683>>28389744>my friend is trying to comfort me. hugging me with her arms around me>her arms around me>her arms>armsviolent PTSD flashback incoming
>>28389539Tell him that while we'll respect his decision, a year is a LONG time, especially to a kid like us.He'll have the other Cerulean people to work with, as well as Misty.And since he did fail the test, he probably won't do anything dangerous until the next one, by which point he'll probably be a lot stronger.
>>28389812>If only to see Marine and us at the gym for a bit longer.That's a good point. Would he even be able to see any of his friends much at all if he quit?I remember Prof saying that implants were looked down on in non-rangers. Could he even get a job anywhere that didn't suck ass? Would they pry the staryu gem outta his chest?
>>28389539Should we tell him about how we woke up during surgery?
>>28390003That's if we even remember that. Who knows what bullshit got pulled out of and put into our head thanks to "LolPsychic."You'd think there'd be a "No mindwiping rangers." rule to prevent bullshit like this, but appearantly not.
Righting yourself, you tread water gently, relying more on your natural buoyancy. Reaching a hand out to Aqua, he allows you to take it as you pull him into a gentle, cold hug as he begins to cry openly in the water, his body shuddering in heavy sobs."Aqua..." You whisper your friend's name as he lets out his pain and frustration.Minutes pass before he finally calms down."I-I'm sorry Cerulean. I know you're just here to rest and-""I'm here to see my friends." You state, matter-of-fact."You should at least train until around the next test before you decide. You'll become stronger by then. Even I had been running around for the most part. If my team hadn't been there, I wouldn't have gotten anywhere with how weak I am."You nuzzle your forehead against Aqua's a moment, careful of your horn,"Besides, Aqua, you'd miss your friends, you know?"He sighs," But they're moving on without me. Marine's training with the pewters more all the time. Misa won't stop since her sister, Bryan is simple as always."At a loss for words, you just hug your friend again, trying to squeeze out the pain as best as you can."I'm sorry Aqua...""Y-you're cold Cerulean..""I'm sorry Aqua..."Despite Aqua's fears, the two of you eventually get out of the gloomy mood.The rest of the day at the pier, you, Bruise, and Aqua watch the training regiment until Leader calls for it to come to a close. Aqua's absence doesn't seem to bother her.One of the more lenient Leaders, definitely.>End Day
>>28390124They were going to propose that rule, but then they forgot about it.
Oh god I just realized>Bruise tells Aqua he needs to do more pushups as the first thing he says to em>Aqua: The dude who got his arm gnawed off by a Beedrill
>>28390156If he can turn Starmie, he'll be fantastic. Just hold on buddy, it gets better from here on out.Hoping we can get better at controlling body tempreture. Our hugs are uncomfortable currently...hmph.
>>28390156well that is sad as shit.I recommend we get Aqua over to the vermillions fucking ASAP so that they not only give him some discipline but he already has lightning capabilities and he hates water monsters, and lightning is destructive and he needs destructive to pump him up a bit.
>>28390156poor aqua.Maybe we should work with him on the side.
>>28390203He got better.
>>28390156Maybe one day we'll capture a Jirachi and make this world not shit tier.>>28390183Psychics are really the worst.
>>28390227I would be up for it. Personal training partner.
>>28390236I know. It's just the principle of the thing.
>>28390236might be a touchy subject.but limb regrowth is fucking awesome.What if Bruise lost an arm and they replaced it with a Machops.Or what if Bruise IS a Machop?
You wake up, finally in your own bed in the Rocket dorms. An early morning to rise. Tomorrow's your first day of actual Rocket Ranger Bootcamp, after today you'll have very little time for anything not associated with training.You love your friends but you need to be the best, the best!A lot of things have happened recently, and Grumpy's been distant, mostly out of sight. Bruise though? He's been by your side almost constantly. it actually kind of feels like you're his closest friend sometimes, or maybe he's just looking out for you?You wanted to go somewhere today...But where?> Celadon Quarter(Chartreuse,Angie, Bridgette)> Fuschia(Janine)> Lavender(Lilac)> Wander around... (Unlisted Quarter)>Do you take Bruise?
>>28390370[X] Fuschia(Janine)Let's go see Janine, bring Bruise too, we were all on the same team.
Damn this sucks. Getting left behind by all hi friends, and the only way he can stand out is regrowing limbs. Even Bryan has him beat as a Water User with Esper abilities.
>>28390370>> Lavender(Lilac)Let's go make new friends!
>>28390370>> Lavender(Lilac)>Do you take Bruise?Forcefully if needed.
>>28390370>>[X] Celadon Quarter(Chartreuse,Angie, Bridgette)
>>28390370> Fuschia(Janine)Hells yeah you take Bruise.
>>28390370I want to go see Cinnabar. Besides, going somewhere hot when we're recovering should only have good consequences.
> Wander around... (Unlisted Quarter)Alexia. Let our subconscious guide us!>BruiseNah.
>>28390370>[x] Lic Lac La Lac Lilac>>28390156>"Y-you're cold Cerulean..."Oh shit, guys, our primary weapon has been rendered ineffective.
>>28390370I want to see Lilac, personally. She's really interesting.But Janine is cool too...Also, who's the new girls? (Chatreuse, Angie, Bridgette)Anyone else notice how normal names are getting all of a sudden?>Take BruiseSure, he's gonna be training with us, so may as well. If he wants to, that is.
>>28390423>>28390418We can do that as a part of our training
>>28390370> Fuschia(Janine)>Do you take Bruise?yes
>>28390370>[x] Celadon Quarter(Chartreuse,Angie, Bridgette)lets catch up with them
>>28390370Lilac pretty please~
>>28390370> Wander around... (Unlisted Quarter)ADVENTURE!Bring Bruise.
>>28390447Chatreuse is the "oddish girl">>28390370[X]Lilac
>>28390447>Chatreuse, Angie, Bridgettethey aren't new, we learned their names during the inter-gym training. And Chartreuse is still a color name. and oliver, bryan, risa and misa are pretty normal names.
>>28390447I believe Chartreuse is Oddish Girl. And the other two were from that run a while back.
>>28390458Well if that's the case, then Lilac.Bruise can sit this one out.
Lilac seems to have it.Get your spook on!Is Bruise coming, want some confirmation on that.
>>28390554is he afraid of ghosts?if so, then yes
>>28390370>Fuschia(Janine)Let's throw things at things.And wow, it really didn't take Goldenrod or Marine very long to reach Level 16.
>>28390370>[X] Fuschia(Janine)Bruise is maximum bro tier, he's sure as hell coming along
>>28390554Bruise is coming, whether he wants it or not.
>>28390554Call him a scaredy-meowth when he tries duck out.
>>28390554sure why not, it'll be funny to say the least
>>28390554He thinks the place is creepy. Ask if he wants to come, but I understand if he says no.
>>28390554Someone needs to jump into someone else's arms.We're dealing with G-G-G-GHOSTS after all
>>28390554Tell him where we're going, offer, but don't press him to come.
>>28390600I'm actually rethinking this, one of his friends just died, he has totally legitimate reason not to want to go.
>>28390606>Brrrrrr..why'd this place get so chilly all of a sudden.>Oops, sorry. That was me, Bruise.
>>28390554Only if he wants to come. I'm assuming he has better things to do than get creeped out by some demented miko.
"Like zoinks Bruise! Check out this crazy pantry! Maybe there's food in it?""Bruisy bruisy Bruise!"
As you open your wardrobe, you resolve to invite Bruise along. But only if he wants to come with. Would be impolite to push him too hard. Especially if you tell him who you want to see there.Lilac. She was really weird, but maybe she could use a friend?She was really good at that, whatever it is exactly that they do there.>What will you wear?Your bandages are off, and your clothing has been altered for your tail.> Black Mourning Dress.> Blue Dress.> Rocket Ranger Uniform> Teal skirt and cream blouse.> (Write in)
>>28390650Hey, TWO of our friends just died, and here we are.
>>28390719>>[x] Rocket Ranger Uniformcommand respectdemand attention"I'm on super special secret mission! becoming your friend"
>>28390719Rocket Ranger Uniform.
>>28390719>Teal Skirt and Cream blouseCasual. Don't want her to think we're here for business....actually, maybe it's disrespectful of the dead.Fuck, I dunno.
>>28390719> Rocket Ranger Uniform
>>28390719>> Rocket Ranger UniformELITE
>>28390719[X] Teal skirt and cream blouse.We're not on business, we're not here to mourn. And I'd rather not have to cut a hole in our dress for our tail.
>>28390719>>[X] Teal skirt and cream blouse.
We need on updated with new implants.
>>28390719>> Teal skirt and cream blouse.A good mix of formal and casual.
>>28390801did we ever get a replacement Bident?
>>28390719[x]teal skirt cream blouse
>>28390768>>28390777Oh right, we're not here on business.I guess that could work.Changing to>[X] Teal skirt and cream blouse.
>>28390719> Teal skirt and cream blouse.
>>28390830Lost it in the woods, they're distributed on missions/ on duty.>Skirt time.>Writing
>Know this: making friends is my business.>And business is... well actually it's been a little hit and miss.
> Teal skirt and cream blouse.
>>28390904We're a lot less huggable now. We're not warm and cozy, we're cold. The general lack of physical contact is probably not going to be good for Cerulean, it'll eat away at her over the long run.
Was the reasoning behind ghost being weak to evil ever explained?
>>28391003Well....at least we'll be masters of the cooldown hug.
>>28391003We'll learn to control it. That's what Rocket Training is for, right? An ice creature that can't control it's body temperature is no good.
>We could have taken Goldenrod's implant choice too since he never showed up for it
>>28391029we almost died on the table last time
>>28391062That's half the fun
>>28391029>Wants new implants>90% of our skills are still at Level 0-1Let's get some practice with what we got first, man. We need experience, not new parts.
>>28390719>>28390719>[X] Rocket Ranger Uniform
>>28390719>[X] Rocket Ranger UniformMight as well get use to wear it.
>>28391007if you would like some bullshit, because evil is malignant and damaging to the spirit.
>>28391062Well it'll be easier to add Ice implants to us now. We can even just freeze ourself pretty cold for implantation which ought to make cutting us open and not having us bleed out easier. We heal quick, especially in water and cold.We're a pretty good patient for surgery, assuming that their instruments don't start freezing to us. That'd make life harder for them.Of course we really should get the hang of our current implants, moves, and skills, before we add more stuff in.
You take out a tender blouse and slip it over your furred body, mindful of your ears, as you set it right despite your fur.A few twitches put your fur back into place laying flat and you adorn your skirt, sliding your tail through a carefully made hole that someone had set for you.Flicking it about, your cold fur frizzes up before settling into a more regular poofiness with the tuft at the end splayed rather proudly.It's a weird addition, but you've gotten accustomed.A knock on Bruise's door, and he's down to meet you for breakfast. You tell him that you have in mind to visit lavender again."Oh, you want to go back there?" He says, biting into a doughnut, splaying rice everywhere as he talks," Got someone else to see?"You chew on a little piece of kelp carefully," Well... I wanted to see the medium, Lilac. I wanted to know if she's okay."Bruise's mouth hangs open at that," The freaky ghost lady? Why?""Well.. She seemed like she was trying to be nice. I don't want her in trouble because of that."Bruise chews down his doughnut carefully and swallows hard, chasing it down with some berry juice, a ranger exclusive."Alright, well, I'm gonna come with you so she doesn't pull anything funny. You only just got better and training's tomorrow, don't need you getting put in the hospital again."You giggle at that last bit,"I'm fine now, the water helped a lot, I told you.""It did, huh?" He takes another bite, swallowing,"You gonna miss them?""Yeah. I should be able to see them though. Just gotta be quick. after Rocket training is done.""I heard from other trainees, Rocket training is no joke, we're probably gonna be wiped out.""Ah.. I'll just have to work really hard then.""Sounds like you Cerulean, hardworking and earnest." Bruise smiles at you, chuckling with his adolescent voice. "Let's go before the ghost lady decides to expire or something."__________________________________________________>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MKPVMhZric
More importantly we NEED to find a way to keep our hugs from being so cold. People used to like our hugs, now they just shiver :(
>>28391323I'm glad you came, bruise.I don't like G-g-ghosts
>>28391323>"I heard from other trainees, Rocket training is no joke, we're probably gonna be wiped out."Upgrade Rest? Then we can spend a little bit lazing with Bryan and be in good shape for training with friends in Cerulean gym
>>28391339Yeah so far the Crytten is kind of a curse.
>>28391323>biting into a doughnut, splaying rice everywhereAs it should be.
We gotta find some evolution stones since the best way to control our temperture is with Glaceon.
>>28391434didn't even notice, now I'm chucklesome
>>28391397Exactly my intent.
>>28391434heheheIn the the french version of the show, they were called popcorn balls, I shit you not.
>>28391405>Implying this wasn't going to happen with any ice type.That's why they're called ice types, guys.They're cold to touch.Really cold.Just requires some training.
>>28391323> riceball doughnutI'm sure that brock is somewhere in pewter, nodding in silent approval.
>>28391467yes. let's upgrade rest more. It is one of our best powers.
>>28391339I think if we get some more control over our Freezer Array we'll be alright.It doesn't matter what our internal temperature is as long as there's minimal heat transference between us and our hugging target. We've got a lot of insulating layers, and insulators by their very definition do not conduct heat well. So if we aren't outputting cold from the freezer sacs to cool then our fur should not chill anyone who touches it. With all of the layers between our core and the outside we can probably be at a nice frozen temperature in our core and be precisely room temperature on the outside once we learn control.For example polar bears don't show up on infra red, their fur is that good of an insulator, any heat on the inside stays on the inside. In the same way the cold that's inside us should stay there. I'm assuming our fur is somewhere around as good as a polar bear's fur, I mean we did get it from a magical kitten of icy death.
>>28391405Crytten is amazing.
>>28387151I hear Liam O'Brien for Grumpy.
How about we carry a parka with us and give to people when we want to hug them
>>28391507Basically this, too.
>>28391529We could wear it ourselves instead.
You enter the dusky tower once more, the Mikos outside purifying you with their strange power.Within, you find a single Medium once again tending to the memorials, only this one isn't Lilac, her hair doesn't shimmer with the same color off of the ghostly blue candles.Like before, you feel watched here, as though there's a presence, or presences watching you from here. The heavy roll of flower scented incense rolls across your feet. Anyone could tell whether you've come here or not.The woman's eyes do not look to neither you, nor Bruise, yet she soeaks aloud, to herself or to the walls that drink in such voices,"Welcome visitors. Have you come to say goodbyes?"Her sweeping pauses, as she looks up, seeming to hear something."No, you call for one that is alive. Here?" Her eyes turn first, slowly followed by her head. Her irises glimmering with the cold fire of the room,"Unexpected.">Awaiting your move.
>>28391548we don't have a problem with coldeverybody else does
>>28391558State your destination.Whether it's in a nervous stammer or spoken clearly depends on your current level of ghost terror.
>>28391558"I-I wanted to see Lilac, she's...a medium here. She seemed sorta lonely, and I wanted to see if we could be friends maybe..."
>>28391558We came to see Lilac.
>>28391558If it's okay, we would like to talk to Lilac.
>>28391558Don't smile, well and truly don't smile at her.And >>28391583
"I-I wanted to see Lilac.. She's a medium here.. If t-that's alright with you?" your voice comes out meek as you feel your blood running cold, your tail bristling up behind you.The woman's passionless stare scans you, up and then down before moving onto Bruise.She lets go of her broom, and it stays there, locked in place, your eyes going wide.She points towards the staircase after a moment," Climb the stairs until you feel you cannot climb any longer. Lilac will be there. Carry on."She turns and continues sweeping, ignoring any further engagement with you.A look to Bruise, and you can see that he's effectively blanched through his gray skin."Let's go Ceru." O-okay." The two of you tread carefully around the room, going over and up the staircase, a glance back at the woman's previous location shows that she's vanished. An ominous feeling tingles through your body, yet you swallow and advance._____________________________________________________The stairs were a trial as they never seemed to end. The instruction had been strange, yet you had kept pushing on until you could not even think of proceeding beyond the next set of stairs.There, in this room, you see that not only are there candles upon the walls, but there are also swords and shields lining it as well, a chandelier from the cieling bearing a similar spooky flame.Beneath the light, and upon a pillow, you see the medium, Lilac sitting there.This scene reminds you of something, though you aren't sure what."Visitors? Agatha said that I would have no visitors... Or did she say I would not greet any visitors. Alas, it would seem that they must greet me first."Bruise, disarmed by her odd speech, is the first to aproach,"Hey, so Ceru wanted to see if you were alright. You're alright. Great!" He clasps his hands together and pivots upon his heel," Let's go."> R-right...> Not yet, hold on Bruise.> (Other)
>>28391836It would be a waste to come all this way and leave so suddenly.
>>28391836>[x] Not yet, hold on Bruise."I didn't walk this far just for one word. Fraidy cat.
>>28391836(x)How are you doing?With appropriate levels of shivering or shaking
>>28391836>> Not yet, hold on Bruise.Hi, how are you Lilac? How as it been since last time?>candles>chandelier>swords and shieldsI see what you did here.
>>28391836> Not yet, hold on Bruise.
>>28391836>This scene reminds you of something, though you aren't sure what.So we even forgot how we met up with Goldenrod, huh?>Not yet, hold on Bruise.I want to know more about mediums!Maybe we could even ask her about our dream? If we can segue it into the conversation.
>>28391836[X] Not yet, hold on Bruise.We're not leaving yet, we just got here. Just shoot Bruise a glance, roll our eyes, and walk towards her."Hi Lilac, it's me Cerulean. You helped us out last time we were here. I came to visit you.Have you been doing alright? I hope I didn't get you in too much trouble."
>>28391836"Not yet, I wanted to talk to her too."Find out a little more about her, and Agatha too. Tell her we want her to know we don't blame her for the whole incident with us.
>>28391836[x]be assaulted by hordes of ghosts and a blood hallway
>>28391836> Not yet, hold on Bruise.Get her to open up about herself. If we're lucky, this would put us in good favor with Agatha. And I can't think of anyone who can put Sabrina in her place better than Agatha. (besides Giovanni of course)
>>28391836So how old is Lilac anyway? I assumed she was around our age, but she could be older.
>>28392006hell, maybe the ghosties can tell somebody did something untoward with our brainmeats.
>>28392043Teen. About 14-15
>>28392058Oh, good. If she was significantly older than us (like, 20), it'd feel weird to try and be friends with her. Not that she couldn't, but....just sayinh.
You step forward, staring down Bruise somewhat, he stops walking toward you," I didn't walk this far just for one word, fraidy cat."The teen sighs, and turns around, only to see that Lilac is right there behind him, startling him as he falls back into your direction,"Bwoacrap!" he rolls off the fall and returns to standing, fists ready in fighting pose.Lilac kind of smiles a bit at that, her eyes reflecting that half-madness that you had seen in her a few days ago."So we meet again."You step forward and hold out a shaky hand," M-my name is Cerulean." You push back that fear," You helped us the other day, I didn't mean to get you in trouble.."Lilac stares at your hand, and brings her hands to her lips, long claw-like, yet still human fingernails adorning her digits. "Oh my. What is this?"You're at a bit of a loss," Umm, a handshake?""Ah." She keeps staring, her smile withdrawing as she seems a bit bewildered."Umm, are you-""Am I what?""Going to-""Going to what?""Take it?""Ah. I don't need a hand. No thank you."Ah, what?"I, ah.. don't think... you-"Lilac bends over to look you in the eyes, the light violet traced by the ghastly blues of the room's fire as it paints her skin in a dark light,"I'm not accustomed to such courtesies, Visitor. Are you coming forth... as a friend?" >She awaits your answer, and Bruise seems nervous.
>>28392204Yesss?with the least amount of confidence possible
>>28392204>Sure!Muster up all your childlike innocence, Cerulean!
>>28392204As a matter of fact, I do.
>>28392204Yes! That is why we are here in fact.
>>28392204Sweet lord, I have a feeling the poor girl hasn't even talked to anyone else for an extended period of time that didn't involve medium jizzing."Yes, a friend. I offer my hand, so you touch my hand with yours, grab it, and shake a little. It's a sign of friendship, sorta. You seemed nice, and I wanted to see if you would talk to me again. Tell me about you. And...how many other people do you talk to, besides the other mediums and Agatha?"
>>28392204This is where Cerulean shines
>>28392204Man, I hope Lilac looks like this.
>>28392204"...um I'm trying to..."
Charm Roll! I'd like to see just how affable Cerulean can be here.1d20+3DC?>>28392263 Pretty much, except her eyes are the color of her name, and she's wearing a miko robe.
>>28392204This isn't a time to stutter. This girl needs a friend and we're the best candidate for the job. All of the confidence and childish FRIENDSHIP."Yup. I'm here because I wanted to be your friend because you seemed like a nice person. You don't have to call me Visitor, you can use my name."After that we can teach her about handshakes, and friendship, ask what it's like to be a Medium, slowly but surely work our way up to hugs. Try to not freeze her.
Rolled 8 + 3>>28392284natural 1 out of sheer ghost terror
Rolled 3 + 3>>28392284time to diplomance!
Rolled 14 + 3>>28392284
Rolled 11 + 3>>28392284If we roll well will she pet our ears?
Rolled 11 + 3>>28392284Comon dice
Rolled 2 + 3>>28392204
Rolled 5 + 3>>28392284
Rolled 6 + 3>>28392284Cmoooon
>>28392300>>28392302>>28392303>>28392309>>28392310Spooky powers suppress a Crit, yet can't make Cerulean Critfail.The power of friendship.
>>2839230317. Not bad.
>>28392339I see no crit
Hey Prof did you read up to date on the SnK manga or did you just watch the anime?There's a hilarious part where Eren beats a guy in the face with his arm nubs after his forearms get bitten off. Made me think that maybe Aqua did the same thing to the Beedrill.
>>28392339So hey, Prof. Is there a version of the Stationary Guard for rangers in this universe? If Aqua is too afraid to head out in the wild, we could still suggest to him to stay within the domes as one of its defenders.
Why do we want to be friends with Lilac again? She's 2spooky
>>28392494Because she seemed nice, and you never know when a ghost buddy will come in handy.
>>28392494there's no reason not to be, other than the fact she's spooky.We mostly came to check to see that she's not in much trouble, which still hasn't been answered by her.
>>28392466Off-duty rangers.LeadersTraineesVeridiansThere are also those that take non-combat duties within the dome, or at least, less combative. He's got options, but he's stuck as a ranger, his life is signed away to the government.
>>28392494>>28392502Mm. And we're too pure to not want everyone (who isn't exactly horrible) to be friends with us.
>>28392505hmmSo... what can he do?
>>28392552Follow orders. He's apparently stuck as a ranger.
"Yeah." Your voice breaks through with some confidence."You seemed like a nice person, so. Umm, you don't have to call me Visitor." You give her a smile, despite your inhuman teeth, immediately realizing your mistake and covering them up with your hand.Lilac kneels down before you, and touches your hand," No, no, let me see."With some reluctance, you move it aside, showing her your shark-like of feline teeth. Lilac slowly blushes at the sight, running a finger over the fangs, your fangs, as she looks on in the wavering blue light."They're beautiful. What do I call you?"You turn your head to the side, smiling besides yourself, most everyone's been bit freaked out by them," Cerulean, I'm Cerulean."In the next moment your vision is filled with a great shadow as everything goes black.You're smothered by the warm embrace of the medium in her robes as she spazzes out like a lunatic," A friend, you want to be my friend! That's so rare, so unexpected! Not here for the lost, not here for Agatha, but here for me- Lilac!" She giggles maniacly near the end before letting you go, seeing Bruise offer his own hand."We can be friends too, name's Bruise. You helped me."Lilac calmly takes Bruises' hand, giving it a slight shake," Caiss was a good friend to you, my condolences vis- ahem, Bruise."Lilac rises up and sits back at her pillow, patting two others there among a circle of them,"Come my friends, if you would deign to accept my invitation to sit, we may speak.To answer your concern Cerulean, Agatha has forbidden me from tending the graves on the first floor. Greeting the visitors has been left to others, as I may not be trusted right now.."Bruise looks to you, hesitant to accept the offer to sit beneath that chandelier, yet he moves after you, sitting right next to you.> What questions do you have for Lilac?
Rolled 18 + 3>>28392505>VeridiansIs Giovanni still the Veridian Gym leader or is he only the leader of the Rocket Ranger?
>>28392572Wow, she's quite chipper. So, what's it like being so spooky?
>>28392572[x]terrified awkwardness[x]did you catch sportball?
>>28392572>but here for me- Lilac!She's adorable.Questions:>What else do you do here, Lilac? Aside from helping rangers mourn?>Do you really speak to ghosts? What do they say to you?>What can you do? I've heard rumors that mediums can do things that seem strange even to psychics.Something along this line of questions.
>>28392572What's it like to be a medium? Do you like it in the tower?Lilac is kind of adorable. In a really creepy way. The thing with the teeth had me grinning.
>>28392572>> What questions do you have for Lilac?So what do you do now?What kind of horrific and amazing tales do the ghosts tell you?
>>28392572Ask if she's just been up here the whole time?Like are Mediums even allowed to go outside?
>>28392572What's it like being a medium?
>>28392572She is a sweetheart.And lonely.Possibly has a horror fetish. Anything horrifying is wonderful to her.....I bet ice hugs work on her.Nice.Anyway, let's ask her a little about mediums, and herself. Ask what they do exactly, and where their powers come from. Esper's powers come from the brain. But her's are different.
>>28392572Ask her what she likes to do for fun.
Rolled 13 + 3>>28392572Let's find out about her, mediums, and Agatha.
>>28392617>What do ghosts say to youEasy now, remember she has an addiction- a problem. Let's not bring it up.It'd be like asking a crack addict how delicious crack tasted
>>28392643damn do I hate that deviantart watermark
Completely unrelated to Spooky Lilac, but Johto does have an Ice gym. Wonder if we'll ever get to visit as part of Rocket business.
>>28392552>So... what can he do?Guard, act as a maid/errand boy.Work at the water filtration and seagate of the Cerulean quarter, which is the most likely. Leader's aide. He's not too modded out, so he could even be sanctioned to take a full civilian position so long as he's ranger-reserve.
>>28392572>>28392617Oh, I also want to know how she discovered her abilities as a medium and at what age did she come to the Spire.
>>28392661>She's really happy about someone coming to see her and not Agatha>"I know, better ask about Agatha!"I dunno if that's such a good idea, anon.
>>28392572Wait, she's the first person willing to hug us since we went all freezey. And she doesn't mind our teeth. I like this girl. Make sure to hug her at least once more before we leave, if not as many times as possible. We've been going through hug withdrawal. She might even scritch behind our ears! We need spooky cuddles.Start by thanking her for the hug, tell her that it was really nice. And tell her that her hair and eyes are both really pretty.Ask her where she's from and how long she's been here. Ask what her duties here are, other than helping people mourn. Ask her about any hobbies she has, what she does when she isn't working. Ask if she spends all of her time in the tower. Ask her how her Medium powers work.Ask what ghosts are like, what they say, how they act. Smile big and wide through this and maybe even hold her hand.
>>28392682>ranger-reserve.That's just a polite way of referring to those that will be the first sacrificed if the situation requires it.
Rolled 3 + 3>>28392701oh right, yeah let's not mention Agatha right now. How about what she does for fun?
You know, I kind of find it funny how our week begun with us meeting Lilac, and now it's going to end with us befriending her.7 is a lucky number.WAS THIS FRIENDSHIP FATED TO BE!!?
>>28392745Bit contrived there, anon
>>28392735>FunWait, in the grim darkness of the pokeworld, do people have fun?
>>28392758THE SPIRITS ACT IN MYSTERIOUS WAYS!!!
>>28392761well, we've had fun training to do deathbattles
>>28392745Death, Taxes, and Friendshipthe only guarantees
I just realized something. With her new finger-teeth-claw things, how does Ceru wipe?I think the Remoraid hand guns might be a bit too much pressure for that.
>>28392782Bidets and extra thick tissues.
>>28392782>he doesn't know how to use the 3 sea shells
>>28392572In addition to asking questions we should show off a bit. It's nice to meet someone who isn't freaked out by us and is willing to touch us after getting Crytten in us. Show off that we can make our fur pointy or soft, that we have a horn and cat ears, that our fluffy tail can be made into a frozen blade, our sharp ice claws, how we can breathe on things and freeze them. Show off our cool eyes that also have a second set of eyelids. We also are really accurate with our Water Guns which'll be cool showing off.>>28392782I think she can dial down the pressure if need be, and if it's frozen there'll be less cleanup.
>>28392829Show and tell. Nice. It'd be a fun way for us to share what we're both capable of.Of course, Bruise gets left once for being a scaredy cat.Look, Bruise, just because you like Kitty, that doesn't mean you get to copy her cat sthick.
"What kind of things do you do here, besides helping rangers?"You unconsciously whisper at this distance, as if to keep the walls from hearing."How.. long have you been here?" Bruise adds on.Lilac ponders the question, staring hard at something in front of her."Well, for starters," The focus breaks," I clean the memorials, it keeps those that have yet to move on happy. The ones that visit too, they like clean memorials.Aside from that, I train under Agatha to develop my spiritual power," she presses a tooth upon the nail of her thumb."She trains me harder than the other Mediums, but that's because I've been able to see things since- well, since I can't remember when." She giggles incessantly at that, unnerving Bruise a little bit, yet you put up with it. She hugged you. No one's liked your hugs since you've gotten so chilly."Though, the truth is, I'd rather not be here, doing this.""What do you want to be?" You ask, blinking with curiosity.Lilac seems to blush at whatever she's thinking of, her amber* eyes glimmering as she brings a hand to her cheek."Well, I've been so close to the other world for so long. To death and those that need to move on.I want to be closer though, so much closer.""You want to die?" Bruise leans forward, his expression cold and hard, yet Lilac promptly shakes her head."No. No. That wouldn't do. What I want-" She takes a deep, exaggerated breath," Is to be...A Ranger."She frowns, looking up at nothing in particular,"But Agatha forbids us mediums from that. She says that we are too few and important for us to do that. We bring comfort to those that have lost loved ones here, and I am the only one that can touch others without losing their form."
>>28392971Lilac presses the back of her hand to her forward," Oh woe am I, never to experience the dance of turmoil first hand as I have witnessed it so many times through a ranger's spirit... Confined to Lavender, lest I be restrained and shipped off right back to this place by Agatha's order." Lilac pouts as she nears an end."I'm jealous of the ones that go out of the dome with rangers to receive their last words. It must be amazing to see the big world out there...* fml, I based Violet off this pic. >>28392971Spooky yellow eyes, lilac hair.> Okay.... Anything else?
>>28392987Not really anything I can think of.Maybe she'd enjoy it if we told her about the things we see outside once we actually start going on missions.
>>28392971>>28392987Aaaah, so she doesn't like death, she just wants excitement, but she's stuck in the tower.She's still an odd duck, but that's somewhat more reasonable.
>>28392987I suppose I can understand her a little bit better now.As someone who's known death since she was young, I suppose the concept of dying isn't as scary as it would be for her. So when she channels the spirits of the rangers who've died, rather than feeling any horror at all from their deaths, she's excited by the prospect of ACTION. Which makes sense, I guess, seeing as how she's probably been stuck in the spire since her childhood.Ask her if she's ever allowed to leave the Spire at all.
>>28392987Sooo.....she's Ariel with a adrenaline/near-death fetish?niiceee
>>28392987>> Okay.... Anything else?You're odd. So am I.I hope one day you will be the one accompany us out of the dome.
>>28392987Perhaps ask what mediums would even be able to do if they were allowed to be rangers. I mean, the spooky "not actually where you swung at, BOO!" is neat and all, but I don't think the Beedrills get spooked too easily.
>>28392987Maybe we can tell her about the world when we come back from our missions? Hell, if we find something interesting we might could bring back a present for her.
>>28392987Do we know who is on the Johto league? Specifically Morty?
>>28392987"Me and Bruise are going to be Rangers, so if you'd like we can tell you all about the outside world when we start going on missions. We can tell you stories of where we went, what we've done, the Monsters we saw and fought. It won't be the same as going yourself, but it's the best we can do.Would you like that?"This ought to get us a hug, nuzzle into it and try to get our ears rubbed. We need as much physical contact here as possible to make up for not getting it elsewhere.Also ask what ghosts are like to channel and talk to. I'm curious.
>>28392987"Why does the tower look like this, with all the incense and candles, and why do the mediums move and talk so... spooky when they're on duty?Do the ghosts like it that way?"
>>28393064I think she'd know enough just from listening to the spirits of dead rangers. This probably isn't the first time she's "heard" stories of rangers' lives.>>28392987Seems to me that she just wants to stretch out her arms. Maybe we should tell her to consider asking for field trips around the quarters? She might be feeling antsy from staying in the Spire for so long, and if she's really special, Agatha might permit her that luxury.
>>28393051I don't want to crush her dreams, but that'd be worth asking.
>>28392987Ah, I see now. She's not only lonely, she's bored to fucking tears.What if we came back, and told her our exploits once we...you know, start having some? Maybe she'd find them interesting. See what she thinks of the idea.I'm starting to wonder if being cooped up this way is healthy for her mental state, though. Agatha's got her reasons, sure, but...I dunno, maybe we should talk to Agatha some day.Wait, do any mediums have ghost grafts, or is it a mental power thing they just have? I'm really curious (and worried) if ghost pokemon are a thing.>>28393064>We have hug-lustI don't think it's THAT bad anon. We're not that clingy. But hugs are nice.
>>28393093Considering that Agatha is part of the Elite 4 (and is tasked with fighting off the Legendaries), and seeing as how Prof mentioned that ghost mediums are capable of more amazing things than psychics, I wouldn't say we'd be crushing Lilac's dreams at all by asking her that.
>>28393091>Seems to me that she just wants to stretch out her arms. Maybe we should tell her to consider asking for field trips around the quarters? She might be feeling antsy from staying in the Spire for so long, and if she's really special, Agatha might permit her that luxury.That's worth bringing up.I can understand not wanting her to be in danger, but letting her explore the dome can't be that bad.
>>28393096>Wait, do any mediums have ghost grafts, or is it a mental power thing they just have? I'm really curious (and worried) if ghost pokemon are a thing.Ghost pokemon are a thing.But mediums don't implant their parts within their own bodies. Since there's nothing to implant. They use their natural powers to manipulate them, I believe.
>>28392971Maybe we can try to convince Agatha to let you out more often? I mean what's the point of being a Rocket if you can't throw your weight around a little.
>>28393096I'm pretty sure it's been mentioned that there aren't any ghost implants. It's a natural thing.Though there is one implant that can get us the Ghost type, and it won't even count against the two type limit.If we get a Snorunt through some odd quirk of fate and then through another quirk of fate get a Dawn Stone and evolve Snorunt to Froslass we will awaken Medium potential.>>28393168We're a Junior Rocket, we don't have much clout, especially not enough to make Agatha do anything Agatha doesn't want to do.
>>28393168>Rocket Trainee throwing their weight to get an Elite 4 member to do thingsI don't think it works that way.
>>28393184Well, we could try hugging her.
>>28393168We're just a trainee. A prospect. No authority, but we've got some luxuries.Also. Remember. We're MODEST. We're not the type to use our position like that, I'd say. Our best approach is to be earnest in our desire to help alleviate Lilac of some of her burdens.
Proff here. Crashed randomly before I could post. It'll be a little longer.
>>28393314Ouch. Hate when that happens.
>>2839334790% done too. crazy demoralizing.
>>28393358>90%AHH THAT IS THE WOOOORST.We're here waiting warmly for you Professor.
so basically us and bruise is a buddy buddy comedy going on all the time?
>>28393429Who's the good cop and who's the bad one?
>>28393454It's good cop/adorable cop.
>>28393454I'd say Bruise is the punch cop and we're the hug cop.
>>28393429>Fluffy white 10 year old cat-girl>Hormonal teenage bodybuilder"Bruise, would you take me to the Cerulean Lake?""Come on Bruise, let's go to Lavender Tower, we'll make friends!"
>>28393454Neither. We have Fluffy Cop and Muscle Cop.
>>28393468But who's the line?
>>28393473We should ask if there's anything he wants to do some time. Like if he wants to visit Pewter and all of his old Pewter buds.
>>28393358Let me help.
>>28393491Yeah we'd be cool with that.Or even go to the Dojo where he grew up?
>>28393491Yeah we've been holding onto the wheel for too long. Plus, if we go visit Pewter we'll could see Marine there.
>>28393509What Dojo? Leader Sabrina assures you there has never been a dojo in Saffron quarter.
>>28393491well he just never -suggests- anything.We're always suggesting places to go, he's always doing clappushups
"I'm sorry about that... Maybe Bruise and I could share you some stories of our adventures? We're becoming rangers so... We'll be going outside, one day." You smile bright at first, yet the grim realization of what's really out there turns that into something of a grimace.Lilac's manic giggle melts that away, obvious amusement in her as she considers your words," Indeed, it's a nice gesture from friends.. I'd appreciate it more if you could die for me though... I'd never ask that though." Her yellow eyes smile to you warmly.It's in a moment like this that you feel like you've made a friend. An odd one, but a friend."So, I was wondering, how would a Medium become a ranger anyway? I mean... You guys are kind of spooky but monsters don't die from being spooked." Bruise adds in, raising an eyebrow as he awaits an answer for his scrutiny. In return, he simply sees a sullen, expecting smile."Oh, there is so much more that we can do." She looks about the chamber, nodding in slight approval,"Yes, yes, this is good enough. A moment."Lilac rise, her Miko robes gathering and seeming to float away with her as she reaches the wall for one of the swords,"If you would allow me to borrow one of you..""Bruise begins to rise,"Alright, I gue-""Not you," Lilac shoos Bruise as he stands there, a bit confused.The medium holds the longsword, still sheathed and gives the pommel a big, hearty lick,"Just a little, okay?"She whispers, and at that, her voice seems everywhere as she fades out of sight, into something like a shadow, vanishing entirely, only for bruise to scream and fall forward, scrambling away,"Arc! what the heck?!"
Lilac stands before him, at his previous location giggling madly, as she brings a hand up, her nails bearing a black flame, and her actualy hand fading in and out of existence. "We may do more than channel the dead here, we can become like the afterlife itself with enough training." She frowns as she looks over her hand," Though that'd be so if I were trained by leader Morty of Johto. Combat Mediums.." She sighs heavily," Agatha forbids it here.. Agatha often forbids."Bruise touches his cheek, and looks to his hand,"Wait, you actually.""Yep, that's my spit." Lilac points out.Bruise calmly wipes his face and then transfers it to the back of his pants multiple times," Right, so; Cerulean, are we done here?"> Are you?
>>28393588Giiiiiiiirl.Yeah, I think we're done.
>>28393588I can't think of anything else. Give Lilac a long hug and a big smile before we go. Then bid her farewell and head off.
>>28393588[x]I'm confused, but it's been fun!
>>28393588Heh. I think we just saw Night Shade.Or Lick. Probably Lick.Anyway, I think that's all the questions I had. She really is nice though.
>>28393588Eh, ask her if she's forbidden to leave the spire?Also say that if somehow there's ever something we can do to help her, we will.
>>28393588Oh yeah, I almost forgot; we should suggest to her to ask Agatha if she could be allowed some outings within the dome. Travel around and get out of the spire.
Anyone else notice the whole "I'd like it if you died for me, but I won't ask that" thing?She really worries me. I hope she doesn't go murderer some time...for the thrills.
>>28393638What? We know she likes channeling, what could be better than channeling a friend? besides a friend killed gruesomely
>>28393588Thats awesome, but we should get going. I look forward to our next meeting you ghastly medium.The sword was a honedge right?
>>28393588I think it's time to go. Say it was nice meeting her and we'll come back some time when we have an off day. Might be a little bit because we're gonna be training to be the BEST, but we'll be back. She's less spooky than I thought.
>>28393588Get a hug before we go.
>>28393588>that'd be so if I were trained by leader Morty of Johto>ForeshadowingWhen the dome goes down and we're forced to cross the Silver mountains, she can receive her training as a combat medium. It'll be so swag.
You give a slight nod to Bruise, and get up from your cushion to lay out another hug into Lilac," That's awesome, but we should get going. If you think we can help you at all, you can tell us, I'll visit again."The medium seems surprised by your hug, yet she brings down her arms to return it,"I'll be waiting for you warmly, my two friends. I hope that I'm not channeling either of you two anytime soon." She gives an ear-to ear smile,"After all, then you'd have to move on, and I'd be alone again.""Well, we like to make a point of not dying anyway," Bruise walks past, heading down the stairs," C'mon Cerulean, let's get going."You nuzzle your face into Violet's warm body extra hard for a moment longer,"I need to go with him, bye."As you leave Lilac's grasp, you hear her say," What a lovely cold." As you depart, causing you to only grin yourself.Lilac; she should be a nice friend. A really nice one.__________________________________________________________>ROCKET TRAINING:Spend your points now, I'll be writing some new cameos.Skills are unlocked as well.
>"Yep, that's my spit." Lilac points out.Iv'e been shiping Lilac and Bruise all chapter you have no idea how happy this made me.
>>28393726Just gonna say Prof, I love Lilac, she's the sweetest weird ghost girl.Anyway, how many points do we have to spend?
>>28393726>Violet's¿Que?>Spend pointsI would like to upgrade Frost Breath to 3 and Icy Wind to 4. The rest I am indifferent to, although I do like Rest as an option.
>>28393726Let's see, we have 6 skill points.Let's bring Water Gun up to 3, it'll cost 2, but it's useful since we have Remoraid now.Level up Lock On to 1, that's 1 more point.Buy 1 rank in Aquabatics, 1 more point.Level Swim Speed to 2, 1 more point.Level Amphibious Combat to 2, 1 more point.
>>28393726Rest Rank 2Lock-On Rank 1Water Gun Rank 3Bubble Beam Rank 1
>>28393743>http://pastebin.com/7CJx3gq16>>28393751>VioletWas going to be her name originally. Slipped up there.
>>28393751I really don't think Frost Breath needs to be any stronger.
>>28393726put points in RESTput points in some kind of AQUA SPEEDI don't care about the other points
>>28393751You do know that you want to spend all of our Skill Points, right? Because that costs 6 skill points.>>28393757What is the point of bubble beam? If we need to slow opponents then we can generally use Ice Moves, if we want Water Damage we may as well use Water Gun, it's already a higher rank and more versatile.
>>28393726>SkillsWell, first off I'd like to confirm: Do we have Ice body already? Or no?Also my votes>Icy Wind (-3 XP)>Lock On (-1 XP)>Rest (-2 XP)
>>28393763make it her last name
>>28393752Note that you may also dip into Fuschia h2h and thrown weapons.There will be a series of auto-acquired skills from Rocket training.>>28393778Yes, it's listed right under Seel Blubber.
>>28393768Why not? It's only rank 1. It took out an unmodded human because it pierced her psychically boosted defenses, but it probably won't be one-shotting monsters that have higher unboosted defense.
>>28393776Bubblebeam causes flinching. It's really good for spread stun attacks.And slowing down isn't the same as stunning.
>>28393726>Spend your points now, I'll be writing some new cameos.>Frost Breath(-1XP)>Psybeam(-1XP)>Lock On (-1 XP)>Rest (-2 XP)>Swim speed (-1XP)
>>28393726>>28393788Water Gun, Lock On, Rest, Fuschia h2h combat. Fuschia's melee probably fits us better than Pewter by a fair fucking margin.1 rank increase for all of them.
>>28393778>>28393802Either of those lists is fine with me.I just want to make sure we put points into at least one of our Ice skills.
>>28393799And for those same points we could get something that doesn't overlap so much with other stuff we do.>>28393802We're on a team with Grumpy, picking up Psybeam isn't really a priority.
LOCK ON- locked inREST- locked in2 points spent4 points left.
>>28393807DO we have access to any h2h style?Would veridian rangers have such a style too?>>28393726Any special Rocket skill?
>>28393824Like I said, there's a difference between a stun and a slow. Plus, what if we fight a fire type?I'd like to have a few options, is all.
>>28393829Water Gun and Aquabatics?
>>28393829Voting for Icy WindSecondary Water Gun, if it comes down to the wire.
>>28393829Icy Wind and Hand to Hand training.
>>28393829Water Gun, get Water Gun to 3. We should make use of the Remoraid guns, they'll be pretty magnificent in time.Hand to hand training from Fuschia.Aquabatics or Swim Speed. >>28393834If we fight a Fire Type we use Water Gun. Getting Bubblebeam to the point where it would be more effective than Water Gun would take up a lot of points, and Water Gun is still more useful since it covers areas in water for us to freeze and is otherwise more versatile.
>>28393829Icy Wind and thrown weapons training
Random questionWhat does maxed out ranks in Rest do?
>>28393829Frost breath, water gun and an hand to hand style, fushia, pewter or maybe another one.Maybe ask kitty for h2h lessons
>>28393880Setting up a little system of wounds. The higher the rank of rest, the quicker wounds go away with a little shut-eye.
>>28393829Whatever's fine. So long as an Ice skill gets upgraded in the batch.
>>28393829Water Gun next.After that some sort of hand to hand, either Fuschia, or whatever Kitty can teach us.Then Swim Speed. We don't want to fall behind too much in the water.
>>28393896Sweet.Now we just need to perfect a defensive move like Iron Defense or whatever and then sleep in the middle of the field.
>>28393910Acid Armor.It's the move that Vaporeon uses to melt into the water.
>>28393923Oh god, that would be perfect.Fuck, that means we might need to actually consider Eevee.darn you Eevee.
>>28393923and to once again be that guy, I will continue to refer to it as liquefy.
I think using Icy Wind to slow tons of enemies and then use Ice Shard to snipe them would be good. But we'll need the thrown weapons training for that..
So prof, would it be possible to have Kitty teach the basics of the catfighting h2h combat style?
Prof, why are you making me like someone this much when we both know that she won't get to join our team?It's sad.
>>28394007But what if she were to accompany us on a mission to Johto to meet up with a medium who wanted to relocate to Lavender? And what if she just so happened to meet Morty while she was there and Agatha wasn't?Hint hint, Prof.
>>28394007She will join our team, after the dome falls and we move to Johto.
>>28394026>Fleeing to Johto>Not retaking Wall KantoBruise can move the boulder once he evolves.
>>28394036You can't do anything against RED.He will silently wipe you out.
You've been told of the general idea of each Quarter's methods, and experienced a few yourself. Rocket training takes the best of those methods and creates a regiment that covers all bases to turn you into a more perfect ranger than you could ever be; should you survive training akin to hell on earth as it exists outside the dome, you'll be more than a ranger;You'll be a Rocket Ranger.Kitty, as the HBIC of your forming up squad, you see that there are a few other Rocket prospective standing by you, Bruise, and Goldenrod; who's carrying himself much more confidently now.Rollcall reveals their names:"Devon!""Here!" A boy of red complexion barks forth, a tail swishing behind him and a nasty canine look about him. He stares forward with discipline and respect for Kitty."Peri!""Here Kitty!" A girl with leaves strewn about her hair calls out with a high voice, a glance reveals large fangs framing her mouth, and inhuman ears pointed forward.Sanna!""Present, Kitty!" A girl, obviously of Celadon answers the call, strange golden plates brim beneath her skin along with an absolute hazard of vines that begets her hair as they snake to and fro, seemingly alive upon her head, and capable of moving freely from her sleeves."Jeremy""Here Kitty.." A half hearted call from this one, he appears to be in some kind of pain. At one glance you can tell that his skin is see-through, much like Oliver's."Mable!""Here Ma'am!" A pause, and then a scratch received, the girl does not move. Her eyes are fierce, and her skin actually almost pink with a rubber-like look. Her Ranger beret woun't stay upon her head due to a mass of fluffy wool that's replaced her hair, and present upon her chest along with a tail, a bulb upon the end. Despite the girl's harsh look, and obvious discipline, you swear you could see sparks trailing from Kitty's automatic lash.Especially as Kitty waves off her paw, as if nothing occured.
"Kenn!""Here, Ms. Kitty!" A plain-looking boy salutes, the beginnings of feathers upon his arms and an almost duck-like profile. If anything, he reminds you of what you ate at dinner a week ago.."Cerulean!""Here Kitty!"These would be the other squad members. An odd group. It took you no time at all to realize that they were easily a year or two ahead of you each.Nothing to worry about though, hard work closes all gaps, right?
>>28394063> her skin actually almost pink with a rubber-like lookfairy type?>present upon her chest along with a tail, a bulb upon the end.fairy type. marill and clefairy I'd wager
>>28394079>DevonGrowlithe? Maybe Houndour?>PeriBulbasaur?>SannaTangela, not sure about the golden plates though.>JeremyPoliwag>MableFlaafy? That's exotic>KennFarfetch'd, wow he must be really good to deal with that as a graft.
>>28394063>"Devon!">"Here!" A boy of red complexion barks forth, a tail swishing behind him and a nasty canine look about him. He stares forward with discipline and respect for Kitty.Growlith + ?>"Peri!">"Here Kitty!" A girl with leaves strewn about her hair calls out with a high voice, a glance reveals large fangs framing her mouth, and inhuman ears pointed forward.Leafeon? + ?>Sanna!">"Present, Kitty!" A girl, obviously of Celadon answers the call, strange golden plates brim beneath her skin along with an absolute hazard of vines that begets her hair as they snake to and fro, seemingly alive upon her head, and capable of moving freely from her sleeves.? + Tangela>"Jeremy">"Here Kitty.." A half hearted call from this one, he appears to be in some kind of pain. At one glance you can tell that his skin is see-through, much like Oliver's.Poli(something) + ?>"Mable!">"Here Ma'am!" A pause, and then a scratch received, the girl does not move. Her eyes are fierce, and her skin actually almost pink with a rubber-like look. Her Ranger beret woun't stay upon her head due to a mass of fluffy wool that's replaced her hair, and present upon her chest along with a tail, a bulb upon the end. Despite the girl's harsh look, and obvious discipline, you swear you could see sparks trailing from Kitty's automatic lash.Flaffy + ?
>>28394063>DevonOh fuck, Growlithe>PeriEr...not sure>SannaI...want to say Tangela. But I'm honestly not sure.>JeremyPossibly another Poliwag/whirl. Or Tentacool.>MableOh shit, Mareep! Electric type. That should make things interesting.>KennHuh. Farfetch'd implants? Odd choice. Maybe just Pidgey.>Hard work closes all gapsThat it does. Sounds like a bunch of really cool people though.
>>28394107no wait Flaafychest wool eliminates fairy type
This gives us some great type coverage guys.We're basically one of the only water types, and probably only ice types here. There's an electric type to cover that flank, and a fire guy to cover the other. Not sure why the Flaaffy girl is so butthurt though.
>>28394063I like mable's military discipline
FireGrassGrassWaterElectricNormal/FlyingThen our group:Ice/WaterPsychicFighting
>>28394129wishful thinking on my partI've grown to love fairy types
You learn the Rocket's Motto, you are told to engrave it into your heart, for they are the words that should guide any and all rockets.I'm open up to player suggestions to amend this at this time.\"To prepare for trouble.And always on the double.To protect humanity from devastation.To unite all peoples within our nation.To denounce the evils of truth and love.To extend our reach to the stars above. Team Rocket blasts off at the speed of light.Never surrender now, and prepare to fight!"Most of the guesses are right. Shall I reveal them all now, or should I let the narritive take care of that with time?There's another water here.Roll 1d100 for some training montage effectiveness.
>>28394142It could have been force of habit from her gym that she called Kitty Ma'm, and just bore the scratch from Kitty which triggered Static.
Trying to think of what the fuck those "Golden plates" could be.I got nothing. Unless she has tons of subcutaneous Meowth coins for no goddamn reason.
>>28394174Huh.For some reason I am just now realizing how oddly heroic that motto sounds.Nicely done Professor.
>>28394183sandshrew? and Tangela for ground/grass?
Rolled 98>>28394174I like guessing and working it out. It's more fun.
Rolled 98>>28394174>Never surrender now, and prepare to fight!"drop the now and its perfect
Rolled 80>>28394174gonna have a mon-taaage
Rolled 28>>28394174You're welcome to keep it secret if you like. Might give some confusion for a little while tho.Also, yay montage!
>>28394174"wait, uh, kitty? Aren't truth and love good?"
>>28394174I'd make it "Always on the double", remove the And.
>>28394196>>28394197Jesus fuck Cerulean used montage and it's super effective
>>28394216>Dat file nameGood god, my sides.
>>28394196>>28394197yeah she's ELITE alright.
>>28394209Bitch, do you want to get scratched?
>>28394174Cut out "And always" from line 2. It does not flow. I wish I could think of something to add in to keep the syllables better, but it's better off without than it is with it.Change the last line to "Never surrender, always prepared to fight."
>>28394143I think this is the first Vermillion that's been described to you.>>28394193It's always been incredibly heroic when you look at the words.>>28394196>>28394197Double Crit.I don't even... I don't even have anything prepared for this. Goddamn.This is going to go into at least a 1 year time-skip, would you like to make it 2? Fixing motto now
>>28394209it means they're trying refute the negative assumptions of truth and love.like the truth hurts and love only leads to heartachebut your line is good and something a 10 year old would ask
>>28394263True enough. I'll put that in there.
>>28394257>One year time skipW-Whoooa, really?Um, alright then...that's cool I guess.Or we could pack two years of training into one year. and 4 months or so
>>28394257>one yearthat's a LONG montage!
>>28394257This is going to be the greatest montage ever.Will doing a longer time skip get us more swag?Also, there needs to be a scene of us walking on ice and slipping and then flashing forward to us running around on ice like we're on ice skates.
>>28394257>Fixing motto nowWhich suggestions are you going with?>This is going to go into at least a 1 year time-skip, would you like to make it 2?Either's fine with me. I guess we montaged the fuck outta that, huh?
>>28394273>Or we could pack two years of training into one year. and 4 months or soI like it.>>28394281You, you make me laugh.
>>28394257I kind of feel like 1 year is good enough.At least to start with.
>>28394257So, I guess that means we're going to be TOP OF THE CLASS or something?Probably using our rest to hax out all the endurance tests.
>>28394257Lets make it two.Are we going to start playing from just before we are on a mission outside the dome?
>>28394279>>28394273>>28394257one year of running laps
>>28394257>This is going to go into at least a 1 year time-skip, would you like to make it 2?Jesus Christ.Are you about to dump 30+ XP on us or something? Or at least evolve Seel.
>>28394289Dammit Cerulean! Just because you can sleep your way through the tests doesn't mean you should!
>>28394289>EnduranceI hope our tenacity gets back up to 10 at least
>>28394295We can pack in two years of training in 1 year and four months!I'm so damn happy now
>>28394289The teachers might tell us to stop freezing everything when we fight. It takes hours to defrost the lake after we fight in it. Living with an Ice type could get obnoxious.
>>28394308>Not having total control over ice by thenUnless we NEED Glaceon for that.Which would suck.
>>28394308whatev, there's fire types to take care of that.
Bruise raises his hand for question."Yes Bruise, what is it?" Kitty points him out, calling upon him."Aren't uh, love and truth good? Or some- OW!"Kitty licks her claw,"I'm sorry, were you saying something?""N-no Kitty. Nothing at all."You giggle a little bit, and Goldenrod seems about to crack, yet it's Kenn who's the loudest, and thus the one to be given the shortest end of the stick,"Something funny, Trainee?"Kitty growls before him, causing a visible beading of sweat to form upon his brow,m" Ah, n-no Kitty, nothing at all.""Oh, good then!" She backs off, smiling, and carrying on with another round of the rocket motto.This is going to be interesting training..
Will we get a cool (pun not intended) nickname?Baroness Winter?the Ice Princess?The Walrus? (koo koo kachoo)
Cue montage:I WANNA BE THE VERY BESTLIKE NO ONE EVER WASTO CRUSH THEM IS MY REAL TESTTO MAIM THEM IS MY CAUSE
>>28394295Yes actually, along with more skills, and de-facto Rocket training.>Rocket Training(2): Untrainable as one of the elite, you have sought perfection in everything that you do, making everything wrought with the power of discipline, repetition, and the will to press forward. (+2) to all rolls.
>>28394344Cerulean the White.
Putting this here to prevent further confusion.
>>28394352>Rocket Training(2): Untrainable as one of the elite, you have sought perfection in everything that you do, making everything wrought with the power of discipline, repetition, and the will to press forward. (+2) to all rolls.ELITE AS FUCKFUCKING ELITEE L I T E
>>28394352>getting even MORE XPYggdrasil pleaseWe don't know how to allocate things as it is
>>28394322Can we get a flying type? Something simple would do. I want Ceru to fly and have wings. If we are not to just simply get an implant maybe we could go on a hunting mission for one, a shot quest.
>>28394369He's not a GrowlitheHE'S NOT A FUCKING GROWLITHEFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK PART EVIL TYPES UP IN THIS BITCHSweet, we need an allie like that. One that can teach us about dark stuff...er...unless he's a loose cannon.He totally is I bet.
>>28394369Haha! You started using gijinkas like I suggested!I'm ashamed he's not PRIEST TWIGGY SHOWER CURTAINS, but maybe in time.
>>28394384>Giving us x4 weakness to electricity.Why?
>>28394322B-but I sort of want an answer to that.I mean, love and truth?
>>28394379It can only be trained via rocket facilities/regiment. It is a story based skill that comes free.
>>28394344Cuddles. They call us Cuddles.
Rolled 51Please hold while I update your sheet. Goldenrod...
>>28394432Not terrible.Not terrible
>>28394388>>28394369That reminds me, would people object to me posting stuff like this?I ordinarily don't go for this kind of thing, but then I looked and saw that this character is supposed to be a human that was genetically modified with Pokemon parts, and thought it was too appropriate to resist.
>>28394432Bah. Mediocre.Guys, help out Goldie with 1d100.
>>28394432Now he'll never talk to us!
Rolled 86>>28394432I WISH TO REDEEM FRIENDYou really shoulda rolled at least a 3d100 for him or something.>>28394448It's like you read my mind. Saw this post update just as I was about to post.
Rolled 30>>28394448Come on, Grumpy!
Rolled 44>>28394448i want him to fall behind for some reason.
>>28394446What, you mean DA stuff?Nah, fine by me. Just avoid the horror section of that site.
Rolled 43>>28394448DOOM HIM
Rolled 1>>28394448you pizza when you french fry you're gonna have a bad time
Rolled 83>>28394475G-g-goldie was lucky you were the 6th roll.....
>Current skill points: 36I wish to acquire Blizzard
>>28394475OUT OF RANGERIGHT?PLZ
Rolled 28>>28394475YEEEEEEEEEEEEEP.Hey Prof, Goldenrod should roll his own fucking dice.
>>28394479Can't decide if Lilac should just physical copy of Yuno. dem Lilac eyes.>>28394484>That picI can't stop laughing.
>>28394475>>28394476>>28394482fuck I hope soand I rolled the 2nd 98 just earlier too.....
>>28394471Was referring more to poke-people.
>>28394491Yeah, relax man. 7 rolls are only taken to determine danger level, 5 rolls otherwise.
>>28394475That's great. within 7, it works. Now roll me for Bruise. Unless you want the dice in my hands.
>>28394492It's pretty appropriate honestly. No one denies it. We're a pokeperson.
Rolled 46>>28394505Come on, Bruise! Show them how Pewter does things!
Rolled 89>>28394505Bruise STRONK!
Rolled 63>>28394505Hoping we can help some.
Rolled 2>>28394505pls dice godsfor based Bruise
>>28394490Hey Professor, will there be a break in the montage to allow us to watch how the next Vermillion Forest test goes?
>>28394519aaannnnndddd I'm done rolling for the nightsorry guys
>>28394505Wait, it's within 7?Fuck, I thought that was only for danger rolls too.
>>28394519>>28394475Yeah can we not have our friends be pathetic?That's just...
Rolled 99>>28394475>>28394519Yeesh. By the look of things, we're going to be carrying the team.It's so weird.
Rolled 48>>28394538WHY DIDN'T YOU LINK IT???>>28394505
Motherfucker. Two crit fails for our buds.This ain't right.
>I have singlehandedly sabotaged our friends trainingI don't deserve to roll
>>28394538OH! OH! Cancelled the crit fail! Feels good man.>>28394542It's all good man, relax.
>>28394546WAITGUYSTHEY CAN BURN TENACITY TOO...r-right?
>>28394538>>28394519 Bruise burns Tenacity.
>cerulean goes full 300 confirmed kills>bruise and goldy just flub everything
>>28394546You rolled both times?The fuck is wrong with you?
>>28394564I did roll one of the 98s earlier...I thought they evened each other out
>>28394553Does Grumpy have Tenacity to burn?
Shit, guys, we're on page 10. Someone keep an eye out and shit.
>>28394553Can't Goldenrod also roll tenacity?I really would rather delay his descent into evil.
>>28394556What's nice is that it gives Cerulean more of a leader roll, which is an interesting fit for her modest nature.>>28394577Unfortunately, Goldenrod's Tenacity is too near 0 to burn. That low self esteem.
>>28394553This really fits, I suppose.We do the best because we're ELITE.Goldie is horrible early on, but has the potential to become powerful.Bruise embodies the Pewter discipline of toughing things out.>>28394578Yeah, already archived the thread. I'll re-archive it as soon as we finish/we're getting close to the very bottom.
>>28394556>implying it ever could be any other way300 confirmed kills
>>28394553For the record, it's now 19 from 20.Updating more techniques. I had a list ready.
>>28394589We're going to have to work on building him up.How much time has passed? 2 years worth of training in 1? Or was it 4 months? How much damage control are we going to have to do.
>>28394589Ouch.Well, it's alright. Grumpy has the greater destiny then any of us, with AlakazamUnless we somehow have to trade him to evolve him.He can afford to lag behind.
>>28394589That's what happens when you erase your friend's memories Goldenrod.That's what fucking happens.
>>28394589>Unfortunately, Goldenrod's Tenacity is too near 0 to burn. That low self esteem.Jesus Christ, he's taking -5 to nearly everything, isn't he?Does his (presumably) high ingenuity / intelligence / whatever help with Esper stuff?
>>28394604how do we trade goldenrod?
>>28394608m-m-maybe its just bare minimum buffsHe might get something out of it right?... RIGHT?
>>28394608He takes a -5 to all physical activities, yeah. When's the last time you saw him do something physical, though?
>>28394608Yes. He's smart.>>28394612Trades aren't the answer here. You'll see.
>>28394604He's the carry of our team.>>28394612Perhaps "trade" means a change in mentality? Sabrina is his "trainer". That is to say, his mom. So perhaps he needs to experience a shift in perspective so that he can advance even further? That is to say, he needs a shocking epiphany?
>>28394589I got just what i wanted. Delicious!BWAHAHAHAAH>>28394468
>>28394622The day he realizes it's a dick move to mindwipe his friends, is the day he evolves. Until then, he has to live with the shame and the shittyness.
>>28394619>Trades aren't the answer here. You'll see.I bet it has something to do with some kind of grand epiphany similar to how Kakine or Accelerator "awakened" in To Aru Majutsu no Index.I'm thinking that he'll evolve when he finally stops letting Sabrina kick the shit out of him emotionally.
>>28394626....why would you want an ally to fall behind?That hurts the whole team.I mean, he barely even has any self esteem to start with.
>>28394589Damn it Grumpy. Haven't we been working on that with him? This won't be good for his self-esteem.
>>28394629Oh shit, yeah. IC reasons for why he did so horribly may be because he feels guilty for what happened to us.>>28394636Character development, I suppose. He has a lot of baggage, and if he wants to become the very best, he needs to evolve (mentally) and let go of the things that are weighing him down.
>>28394641I suppose.Hopefully he won't just close himself off harder, blaming his failure on being near us, as he seems to be trying to do.
>>28394636i really have no idea. i want it for some reason though and i am happy with this but i dont really know why.maybe because it fits his character? sounds about right. he is grumpy after all.
>>28394648Well I didn't want him to crit success either, because if he pulls ahead too far, he'll basically become Sabrina Part 2.But crit fail's harsh.
>>28394645He hasn't been blaming us for his failures, though. He has been jealous of us, however. For reasons he's already explained.
>>28394660And now he has a totally new reason.
Wait...could "we" burn a tenacity to train him to be as good as us?
>>28394703Eh, I doubt it.Tenacity represents the 'Will to go on' so to speak. Grumpy has low self confidence, and thus gets frustrated with his own limitations quite easily.We can't exactly MAKE him continue. His mom has tried, and look how well that did him.
Giving you all a flat 30 skill points to spend.A year and 4 months pass, Cerulean has been a ranger for 1 year, 7 months, and 1 week.Decide upon common grounds between builds and I will implement them for next time. I'll be writing a bit of a montage between threads for this time-skip.
>>28394740well jesus christ
>>28394740Builds then, um...alright. Could you give us a run down of what all the skills will do at later levels? Not a lot of em are clear as to why we should put more then one point in em.Such as Lock onAlso dang, we've been a Ranger for a while now. I notice they're pretty reluctant to actually send us outside at all. Understandable.
>>28394740How did the Vermillion Test go?Also, is Sanna a Sandshrew/Tangela?If so, why?
Icy Wind to Rank 10
>>28394740wait, so we're not 10 any more?And yeah, like the other guy says, how did the test go?
>>28394344So while we're waiting, anyone else wanna make up some titles?>Cerulean The Glacier (a massive chunk of ice, )Cerulean of The Floe (A floe is a sheet of ice that floats on the water's surface: HIDDEN DEPTHS, would fit with our burgeoning Evil type)>>28394740What did we spend the 6 points on?We should definitely get Thrown Weapons training while we develop our Ice Shards (what can we make with them at higher levels?) and Lock-On.
>>28394740Since we have 30 points, can we at least put 1 point in Aquabatics, Bubblebeam, and Psybeam?Maybe see what strengthening them would get us?
>>28394762yeah, diversify some.We're the water-rocket-ranger. We need to be able to do swim good.
>>28394757Cerulean the FluffyCerulean of the CuddlesCerulean: Grumpy-BaneQueen of Hugs!
>>28394740Icy Wind 5Nasty Plot 2Aurora Beam 2Frost Breath 2The rest, I dunno.
>>28394762>Bubblebeam, and PsybeamI'd rather not. Bubblebeam is pretty useless and Psybeam is better left to grumpy. Get Aurora beam instead if you want to fuck with minds. Let's stick mostly to range stuff guys. Though I'd love to get something like Crossroad Killing for killing. Basically we're playing 'nice' for range, but anything that gets close we want dealt with ASAP.
>>28394749Lock on is not perfect lock on until later levels in which you can predict smaller changes in trajectory. and yield higher bonus to hit-range and chance.>>28394762>Bubblebeam, and Psybeam?>Filling bubbles with Psionic energy to set up a psychic splash damage minefield.I'd allow it.>>28394751She's Tangela/Staryu. She regenerates those vines instantly when they get cut/removed.You'll see the results of the Veridian test next time in a wonderful Deathworld of Pokemon!Note: Skills go above rank 5.>>28394757>What did we spend the 6 points on?rewarded points are 24 to even out.
>>28394757>>28394740Alright, here's what I've got:>Icy Wind Rank (3 + 4 = 7)>Ice Shards 4 (1 + 2 + 3 = 6)>Swim Speed 3 (1+ 2 = 3)>Thrown Weapons Training 2 (1 + 1 = 2)Total of 18 points.Prof, can Quick Attack and Feint Attack be combined? If they could, I'd suggest ranking Quick Attack up so that we could take advantage of the speed it'd give us.
>>28394777We have 30 points.Are you honestly against putting a couple in there?
>>28394795There's a lot of stuff to buy, and most of it I consider higher priority than those.
>>28394795Why would you waste points just because? Concentrate on the skills with the greatest benefit rather than party tricks.
>not taking at least one rank of bubble beamHow will you send your ripple energy into vampires without a bubble beam?
>>28394818>How will you send your ripple energy into vampires without a bubble beam?What
Since you said 'builds' and not specificly assigned points...let's see.30 points>Water Gun Rank 3--->5 (-7 XP)>Icy Wind Rank 3--->5 (-7 XP)>Rest Rank 1 ---->4 (-6 XP)>Psybeam & Bubblebeam Rank 0--> 1 (-2 XP)>Lock On Rank 0---> 4 (-7 XP)>Swim Speed Rank 1---> 2(-1 XP)Works out to an even 30.
>>28394788>>28394792We have 30 points in total, and 24 points were rewarded to us, right? I'm not sure what the 6 points we had were spent for, except that Rest and Lock On are already a given.Well, to make things simpler, I'll just keep the total cost of my suggestion to 24.Assuming that Lock On and Rest have both been ranked up once:>Lock On 2 (=1)>Rest 2 (=1)>Horn Attack 3 (=2)>Crossroad Killing 2 (1 + 1 = 2)