Opening theme>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F468us4qCUEPreviously:A year has passed since our Young Rocket began her training advanced training. Over time, the bonds between herself stood the test of time. A young Esper finding himself at the receiving end of her tough love, the sole successor of a long-lived clan seeking her counsel, an eater of death spilling out a secret of her master, and the advancement of old friends onto her very own level.This exciting and prosperous year for her now has come to a close for her upon her twelfth birthday.With fears into the night and an evening of festivity behind her, a shadow visits the Young Rocket's window. What more awaits her as she takes steps into adulthood?Known characters(Updated!)>http://pastebin.com/k2xnqqvBMonster Index>http://pastebin.com/wxwgrCqbCharacter Sheet>http://pastebin.com/7CJx3gq1Twitter:>https://twitter.com/AoPHquestLore>http://pastebin.com/vy0a6Z9r
>>28642439Woot!!!!any of the pastebins been updated?
>>28642462It says the pastebin for the known characters has been updated, but that could just be Prof copy pasting things.
>>28642476Fixing some known issues on the character one.
>>28642480Oh hey.I never got a chance to post this pic last time.If you ever need more reaction pics of Giovanni....
>>28642532Forgot it in from barbarian quest.
>>28642439Ze Captain reporting in!
>>28642439Fuck yeaaaaah, been waiting for this all Thanksgiving.
>>28642439Ohhhh baby! Just plowed through the previous threads a week ago, and I get to join in at the start of this one!
>>28642579good to have you aboard
>>28642579Welcome to the Ranger Corps, cadet!
The best time of the month is finally here
So, I actually finished that aged up Cerulean/Goldenrod femdom fic over thanksgiving...Let me know what you guys think, and don't be too hard on me. This is the first thing I've written in a long time. http://pastebin.com/xyY29vsF
>>28642608I wish people didn't have to sexualize everything.
>>28642608You have no idea how much shit you started. not that i mind but still.
>>28642608Good man posting it only here.
>>28642608you probably won't get feedback until after the thread.
Shitstorms and may or may not be Furry quest here we go!Best time of the day!More timeskips fir eventual lewdity when?
>>28642608Not enough of these.
>>28642608>This is the first thing I've written in a long time. And the world is a worse place for it. I hope you are proud of yourself.
>>28642662Yeah, why isn't Goldy using Spoons? i noticed that Alexis was though. Hero worship much?
>>28642679I thought spoons were only used as focus points by Kadabra. They didn't really NEED them...Probably wrong about that.
>>28642701Maybe Goldenrod could get an actual golden rod as a focus. I heard gold was more....something....something.
Your eyelids flutter, sparse sunlight filtering into them as though through wings of flutterbys. With a deep and chest heaving yawn, you rub away cold crusties from your eyes and sit up in your bed for a cat-like stretch.Another morning, another day of training. The dim light in the room from the crack of dawn being enough for your feline eyes, you scoot off of your bed and prowl over to your mirror with a comb and brush in hand.Practice would start in an hour and you couldn't let your hair or for look like a mess after all. Everyone else should be rousing about this time too.Staring into the mirror, you run your bone-comb through your scarlet hair, looking your body over.Orange claws made of of teeth, fur, feline eyes and ears, fat. You frown at that last one.Or rather all of them together, your tail hanging low.It took you time to get used to your fur after the bandages came off. Not just the upkeep of the thick coat, but the fact that it was there and that you were still pretty chubby. You didn't mind the fat back then but... It's kind of dawning on you that it definitely stands out as a feature among other rangers. Picking up your brush, you run it over your fur, following the flow of growth.Thinking on last night, it was sudden at the time.. Bruise kissed you like that. It was weird, out of nowhere but...> You kind of liked it.(Do you have a little crush on him?)> He shouldn't have done that, it was mean. You'll need to talk to him about that.> The cake didn't help as much as you thought it did.> (Other)
>>28642733Reactive with electricity I think. They use it in a lot of highly important equipment, and by a lot I mean tiny little chips of it.But gold spoons are rad too.
>>28642750>Tease him on it.Gotta heckle him for taking away our first kiss.
>>28642750>[x] The cake didn't help as much as you thought it did.
>>28642750>He shouldn't have done that, it was a mean trick. We'll need to talk to him about it.Innocent as can be.
>>28642750>flutterbysWut>> He shouldn't have done that, it was mean. You'll need to talk to him about that.
>>28642439>reading the lorewell, that explains why you need permission to wear your ranger gear...
>>28642750Do you really need to pretend to drown to get a kiss, Bruise? Pretty Gutless. I mean, we had No Guard up at the time.
>>28642750> He shouldn't have done that, it was mean. You'll need to talk to him about that.If he likes Kitty, he's gotta be direct about it. No dicking around with CPR shenanigans, we gotta tell him how to actually talk to a girl.
>>28642750>> He shouldn't have done that, it was mean. You'll need to talk to him about that.
>>28642750>> The cake didn't help as much as you thought it did.no sex
>>28642750Is cake the indifference option?>The cake didn't help as much as you thought it did
>>28642806>>flutterbys>WutAh, a nuance. I call butterflies flutterbys.
>>28642768>cerulean wouldn't want to talk about it any more than he would. but you can bet that Devon will bring it up.
>>28642750>Orange claws made of of teeth, fur, feline eyes and ears, fat.Hey Yggdrasil, a quick question. When picking parts from the sabertooth cub, did we get the nose as well? And if we did choose it, do we have the actual nose on our face, or just the sensory receptors responsible for smell?
>>28642824It's the slightly repulsed option. And Other is always an option.
>>28642750[x]the cake didn't help as much as you thought it would[x]Lousy guy could have at least kissed the girl he was aiming for
>>28642824is it?the i change >>28642823 this, to the negative option.
>>28642852eh, I feel more neutral/embarrassed about the whole issue.Especially since cerulean knows good and well bruise was trying to kiss kitty.
>>28642852Alright, mixing in the cake vote with being embarrassed for Bruise.We DO know, or at least think, that he has a crush on Kitty, right?Also, how long will training be? Will we have time to try and learn that ice gun technique before we go visit Lilac?
>>28642750>The cake didn't help as much as you thought it did.Insufficient cake.
>>28642750>[X] The cake didn't help as much as you thought it did.
>>28642879i'm thinking more negative/mad at him. what he did was underhanded and we have no reason to be fine with it.
>>28642750he owes us, and he needs to be more direct with Kitty.
>>28642439Prof, the character pastebin says that Alexis still has her hair.
>>28642750personally confused, but bruise deserves some shit on both fronts, that he is trying to trying to stealth his way into a kiss from kitty and that he missed and hit his 12 year old teammate.> He shouldn't have done that, it was mean. You'll need to talk to him about that.
Now. On to MACHO BRACE TRAINING!!!!!!!!!.
>>28642906How was it underhanded?It's fine to be annoyed with him, but there's no reason to be angry. Especially with Cerulean's personality.
>>28642750[X] He shouldn't have done that, it was mean. You'll need to talk to him about that.We thought he was in danger, and he kissed us like that. We were actually worried about him. If he wanted to kiss Kitty he should've just done it and not gotten us involved.Annoyed at how he went about it, not particularly repulsed or interested by the kiss, but he didn't do it right. And of course we can tease him about this for years.
>>28642906I am extremely low grade not fine.Like, It was unpleasant and tricky, but really not a big deal and I don't want to make a fuss.
>>28642608Artist's rendition: http://en.inkei.net/vagina/a/Goldenrod!Cerulean
>>28642913Fixed it. Thank you.
>>28642929Macho Brace+Bruise as a punching bag= massive powerleveling???
>>28642934Pretending to be dead to steal a kiss from your instructor is deffinatly underhanded.
So.....What if this all happened because someone caught Arceus which means he is no longer around to make all the pokemon PG anymore.OROH god i am now envisioning greek god infighting among the legendaries. lets see, Raquaza and Arceus are the one side. the birds and kyogre/groundon are on the other. this is assuming they are sentient and can temporarily put aside their differences for the purpose of slaughter.
Cerulean: wear macho braceCerulean's teammates: Find cerulean six hours later stuck on her floor rolled up into a ball, unable to remove brace or move
>>28642750>> You kind of liked it.(No, he's Kitty's.)
>>28642956>>28642929>>28642750OH YES THIS.I wanna train with Bruise. With the muscle brace on.Time to take out that kiss-steal on him.>>28642961Was he pretending? I thought he was just unconsciously reacting to the kiss. I didn't see any indication that he was pretending.
>>28642975Nah I say training can come for next time. We literally just finished our Rocket Pretraining.
>>28642961And disgusting how dare he do that.We need to give him a cold shoulder.
>>28642750[X] He shouldn't have done that, it was mean. You'll need to talk to him about that.It was mean to us to do that when we were worried about him, it was mean to Kitty to try and kiss her in a sneaky way instead of just doing it, it was overall mean.
>[X] The cake didn't help as much as you thought it did.
>>28642975No. he reached up and grabbed our head and jammed his tounge in our mouth. unconcious people don't do that.I wanna work on our ranged. Water Gun, Bubble Beam, PsyBeam. Icicle Gun and Explosive Psychic Bubbles aswell.
>>28642750>>[X] He shouldn't have done that, it was mean. You'll need to talk to him about that.>[X] The cake didn't help as much as you thought it did.and Stealing from>>28642854[x]Lousy guy could have at least kissed the girl he was aiming for
>>28642950>http://en.inkei.net/vagina/a/Goldenrod!CeruleanPfff, that penis. Poor Goldenrod.
>>28642996How do you know?
>>28643006>No. he reached up and grabbed our head and jammed his tounge in our mouth. unconcious people don't do that.You haven't seen enough anime, clearly. But let's clarify with Prof, alright?>>28642852Prof, do we know if Bruise was really drowning or not? Or is that supposed to be vague?
>>28642439Question, did Marine, Phanphy guy and Janine suitor get their choices of grafts for a flawless victory of the Viridian exam?
>>28643024...Um, because I was here when we did it?This is right after our birthday party, which is around when the time skip ends. If we're not done we're very close to it.
>>28643008http://en.inkei.net/anus/a/Kitty!Goldenrod!20131203Goldy confirmed for team cumslut.
>>28643008... I guess his rods not so golden after all.
>>28643051it doesn't mean its over. the rangers that were already here have been here longer.
>>28643051We'll still be training.We would just be able to go out on missions now.
>>28643043And Aqua. i kinda hope that he got the chinchou that no one picked up last year.
>>28642750[X] He shouldn't have done that, it was mean. You'll need to talk to him about that.We weren't repulsed, we just aren't interested and he didn't choose a good time for it.
>>28643095Aqua didn't come in first place. Maybe he'll have better luck next year.
>>28643126I choose repulsed.
The training this time is just standard fare for Rockets.>>28643037You thought he was really drowning.>>28643075Cerulean critted twice, she's effectively finished with preliminary.>Shouldn't have done that with a splash of teasing and a sprinkle of "you owe me."
>>28643132you still get new grafts for catching it with the leek. and he isn't taking it again next year.
I like the write-in hah[x]the cake didn't help as much as you thought it would[x]Lousy guy could have at least kissed the girl he was aiming for
>>28643126We are especially with how low he stooped to pull that.
>>28643138I would rather no teasing and no "you owe me"
>>28643138>You thought he was really drowning.So it depends on us whether or not we thought he was faking afterward, right?If so, considering Cerulean's personality, I think we'll have to go with trusting that Bruise wasn't faking. If he was, we'll have to guilt trip the truth out of him.
[x]the cake didn't help as much as you thought it would
>>28643138Yeah that seems good.
>>28643138Yeah, that's fine with me.Let's just hurry though this, I wanna see Lilac and Silph Co. this thread!
>>28643183It was obvious to everyone at the party that he was faking. Cerulean isn't dumb.>>28643138I would prefer genuinly angry. not tot he point where she won't talk to him but still hurt.
>>28643183I feel we should be cold toward him.
>>28643224I disagree with that. We should be forgiving. We should be glad that he was alright after all. That's the kind of person Cerulean is; she doesn't hold grudges.
>>28643138leave out the "you owe me" i feel like it is too light for the situation
>>28643138Maybe a little bit of anger thrown in for good fun.
>>28643259But she has the right to be a bit of little girl anger towards him. Completely reasonable.
>>28643168Let's withhold the repulsed for when someone does something really repulsive, eh? I prefer awkward displeasure.
>>28643224Despite our Ice typing Cerulean isn't really cold towards anyone. And she isn't the type to hold a grudge. Honestly I think the biggest thing we'd be annoyed by is that we were actually worried about him.
>>28643259Your clearly not an ice type.
>>28643285Oh sure. He sullied our pure lips.But after we make him squirm, we should try to settle everyone down and let him know it's fine.
>>28643285>>28643307yes. annoyed, a bit angry, but it's really not a big deal so we forgive him ultimately.
>>28643261I disagree. Having everyone owe us is a good way for them to trust us when we take the mantle of leader.
>>28643298I like this. works perfectly. lets just leave out the teasing.
>>28643305I'm a hugger, it's true. I prefer to hug things out. I admit it!>>28643318Great. I think we've reached a consensus?We're not truly offended, but we're angry enough at Bruise to make him whimper a little? One more step towards Dominatrix Cerulean....
>>28643305an elemental typing doesn't dictate personality. it is an ongoing joke that we are the antithesis of the icequeen stereotype
>>28643342I don't know about whimpering. But spray water in his face at some point? perhaps.
>>28643322No that is stupid. Whe you say "owe" in that sort of situation it is obviously semi sexual. or if it isn't it is too okay with what just happened. the leader must know how to discipline. we did hit Goldy.
>>28643298Let's kick his ass then forgive him afterwards.
>>28643361Not THAT far.
>>28643361you do know that Kitty already excoriated him immediately after the fact, right?
>>28643385Why the hell not?
>>28643361>>28643402we already completed the asskicking portion of the proceedings, kitty did that.A good leader has to delegate.
>>28643402We aren't a violent person.
>>28643402Because nobody is THAT offended and he already received corporal punishment.
that kiss doesn't count as a present!
>>28643402Because we're not that pissed off. And Kitty already did it, so we're good in regards to the physical punishment.
>>28643433yeah, but nobody really got us presents other than giovanni.
You lean to the mirror, touching your claw to your lips as you look at them, a frown forming as you recall what happened last night.Drawing back, you return to brushing your fur, looking down at the floor, trying to figure out exactly how you felt about it. After some throes between disgust, and a bit of indifference, you decide that he shouldn't have done that, it wasn't right, you thought he was drowning. Drowning is bad, you almost drowned..With a cold and sullen sigh, you look back into the mirror with a pout," Well, at least he got what he deserved, Kitty made sure of that." You smile finally. Though only because he's alright after all. That's what's important anyway.It's getting closer to time. One last decision to make:Do you wear your Macho Brace?> Yes, it's good for training. It's been too easy lately.> No, not quite yet.
>>28643458Our friends suck.
>>28643433No. We aren't a retarded Tsundere.
>>28643458I'm not sure if presents are even a thing most of the time in this society.
>>28643468>>[x] Yes, it's good for training. It's been too easy lately.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPFCHuEegsk
>>28643468>> Yes, it's good for training. It's been too easy lately.ELITE!
>>28643468>[X] Yes, it's good for training. It's been too easy lately.
>>28643468[X] Yes, it's good for training. It's been too easy lately.It'd be polite to make use of Giovanni's gift. And we could use some additional difficulty so we have to work even harder. ELITE!
>>28643468Let's try it on. No time like the present!
>>28643468>[X] Yes, it's good for training. It's been too easy lately.Ramp it up
>>28643468>> Yes, it's good for training. It's been too easy lately.Of course
>>28643468>> Yes, it's good for training. It's been too easy lately.
>>28643468>> Yes, it's good for training. It's been too easy lately.Why is this even a choice?We are going to wear this everywhere even on missions. Prof said you can turn it off at any time.
>>28643468>[x] Yes, it's good for training. It's been too easy lately.GRIND EARLY, GRIND OFTEN, GET AN XP SHARE SO WE CAN LEVEL UP OUR SQUAD WHILE WE'RE AT IT
>>28643468>>[X] Yes, it's good for training. It's been too easy lately.
>>28643468[x]WEAR MACHO BRACE[x]Be found hours later stuck on the floor, unable to move
>>28643468>you almost drownedWe have gills, don't we?
>>28643470not about love, its about guilting a free gift out of him
>>28643468I figure we should try it out for today to see just how much more difficult it is.Therefore we can form an educated opinion on when it would or wouldn't be appropriate to wear it in the future.
>>28643516Be we had gills
>>28643468>wear macho bracerdid you really think we'd pick anything else?
>>28643532Wait, what do you mean? I'm not exactly sure.Was that line supposed to be Cerulean thinking in her head? Is the "you" referring to Bruise?
>>28643518no, we aren't like that.>>28643519Why wouldn't we always wear it?I say we wear it to sleep, that is a big benefit.
>>28643552yes, those seem to be cerulean thoughts about herself.
>>28643516That was in the past.But we'll never forget the time Oliver saved us from drowning twice.
>>28643552we didn't have gills until we implanted the remoraid.remember Oliver?
>>28643578poor oliver.He wasn't around to save us forever.
>>28643587Bah, if we drown he can save us again.
>>28643578>>28643587Ah, thanks for the clarification. I didn't realize at first that Cerulean's thoughts were segueing to memories of the past.
>>28643604Don't worry. From what I hear, Giovanni is an excellent swimmer himself.
>>28643562meh, tweens and teens can be selfish.punishing him without hitting him
>>28643628except it might not be a tongue get down our throat.
>>28643562>Wear training braces to sleepYou know, if you don't ever let your muscles rest, they can't grow.
>>28643604Speaking of people from Cerulean, I forget, did Misa pass last year's exam? Or this one at least?Also what has she been up to lately?
>>28643641Hm. Yes. A professional like Giovanni would probably have some sort of gadget to help resuscitate us. The man is like Doraemon. He's wonderful.
>>28643639Have you been in these threads before?>>28643645we have Rest. We'll be fine.
>>28643663Reminds me of Angelic.So Innocent.
>>28643645As long as Ceru stays still when she sleeps, it shouldn't have that much of a strain. it just means we don't have to keep taking it on and off.Still, that feels a bit unsanitary to me, so I'll have to agree with you on this.
>>28643664its really more teasing
>>28643639have you read the archives?
>>286436482 teams failed in our year, right? Because we didn't give anyone the leek?Only 1 team failed this year, right? Which means the team Marine led gave their leek away.
>>28643688>Trains all day>Super sore>Wear brace to sleep>"Gotta peeeee">Sit up, immediately regret it, too sore to stand now.>Embarrassing story tomorrow.Comon guys, we're still 12
>>28643706>>28643664Judging by how he's a new namefag, I'd say not.
>>28643710how do you know? it didn't say how many failed this year. and even if one did then it could have been another team that gave it away.
are you guys crazy? Of course take it off while we sleep. We gotta wash that shit.
>>28643728Yeah, i'm fine with namefags like the captian or redeath or even sorry. but new ones make me very wary.
>>28643715Oh man. Don't give these fuckers incentive to throw a piss fetish in.
>>28643715That would be stupid if it ever happened.
>>28643735it doesn't take 8 hours to wash something.
You open up the parcel bearing the Macho Brace, picking up what's more akin to a set of restrictive straps and bindings.Looking at the instruction manual:>Macho Brace:>Used as an intensive training aid. >May be deactivated and activated through input via CGS or manually removed by an assistant of profound strength.The instructions are sparse in way of warning, unlike the manuals you'd read of Silph-approved equipment. Warning this, warning that, Silph isn't responsible for this, and so on. It's important to read those things though you figure. important to know things like that, right?With a bit of a smile, you begin to don the Braces of the Macho set, lining it up with your CGS."Alright then... It says this is how you turn it on..." With a hand over each shoulder youinitiate it through the manual inputs, instantly feeling every movement constricted, slowed.Trying to even pull your arms away from your chest is like trying to swim through cement, every inhuman muscle in your body straining against the force, even moving your fingers proves to be difficult due to fingertip bindings.With a bit of resolve, you steel yourself, trying to get dressed the rest of the way, feeling every trained muscle rippling beneath your fatty flesh.Even breathing's become hard in this harness.> Take it off, take it off!> Power through, this is gonna be awesome!
>>28643758Exactly my point. It's for training, not sleeping. We take it off when we don't need it.
I think we should also get some training weights.
>>28643749>>28643728I forgot to take my trip off, (I use it for occasional storytimes on /co/)in retrospect, guilt tripping would be a little ooc. calm down. Are we really gonna in stupid argument over something that isn't going to happen?
>>28643784>> Power through, this is gonna be awesome!what else?
>>28643731Oops, my mistake. I just misread this line:>Like last year, seven teams, three farfetch'd, and at least one that would be required to fail.>>28643784POWER THROUGH! ELITE!
>>28643784Power throooough, we're tenacious damn it!
>>28643784No pain, no gain! I said from my comfortable chair.
>>28643784>>[x] Power through, this is gonna be awesome!ELITE
>>28643784well this thing sucksDon't power through or take it off, just sort of sit there. Get used to it as best as you can.
>>28643784>> Power through, this is gonna be awesome!So confirm. We can turn it on and off with a button during a mission?
>>28643784>> Power through, this is gonna be awesome!You even have to ask?
>>28643784>[X] Power through, this is gonna be awesome!Goddamn
>>28643784>[x]take it offWe'll come back to that one after we warm up a bit. And maybe do some pre-strength training.
>>28643784>all the warnings we've received about it not being silph approved and having possible unknown side effectsHERE WE GODO ITprepare to yell for bruise to help us get it off when we collapse
>>28643784>It's important to read those things though you figure. important to know things like that, right?Oh man. Cerulean. You're adorable.
>>28643784Can we turn it on/off with the push of a button?
>>28643843Why would you ever wear it on a mission jesus christ
>>28643784>[X] Power through, this is gonna be awesome!
>>28643835>>28643784While I assumed that we weren't just going to suddenly try to use up all our strength to move in one burst, it doesn't hurt to be safe.Yeah, let's try to slowly get used to this thing first. Try to stretch a bit and test out how much we can move first.
>>28643843>>28643878Preparing for the shitstorms later?Very important little fact there.
>>28643843>implying we're gonna turn it off even on a mission
>>28643888if we can turn it on/off with the push of a button then there is nothing bad about wearing it for a mission>>28643898and yes i am, though i don't know about the other anon.
>>28643784>power throughwe need more tenacity any way.>>28643869in this setting, it might be par for the course though.
>>28643899>>28643843>>28643878Yeah, it was mentioned when we got the Macho Brace that it could be easily and quickly deactivated.Although I imagine that, if we were being grappled, it would be much more difficult.
>>28643888because it increases the tenacity reward. and /tg/ can't resist bonus points
>>28643925wrong link. sorry>>28643899
>>28643878Yes. It has an electronic interface to turn it off, and a manual way to turn it off in case that malfunctions.>Power throughDC 201d20 Ten 0 R +2
>>28643917The only thing that would be good for is a great "I'm not left handed" moment.Of course, it would also likely get everyone killed, despite being cool as hell.
>>28643784[X] Power through!
Rolled 2 + 2>>28643952>>28643952
Rolled 5 + 2>>28643952
Rolled 11 + 2>>28643952
Rolled 16 + 2>>28643952LET'S GO!
Rolled 19>>28643952so thats a yes on the mission thing.
Rolled 14 + 2>>28643952I think this is the right modifier
>>28643784Yeah I'm not sure if we're up for this just yet?Also, if one were to draw a picture of Cerulean wearing a Macho Brace, how much would it resemble BDSM gear, on a scale of 1 to 10?Because I'm thinking 11.Giovanni thought this was an appropriate gift for a twelve year old girl.
Rolled 18 + 2>>28643952
Rolled 10 + 2>>28643952GOTTA BE THE VERY BEST
Rolled 17 + 2>>28643952This is nothing!!
>>28643952Oh god we're so screwed. I hope we don't end up hurting ourselves.
>>28643952>in case it malfunctionsLike, for instance, if it was damaged.On a mission.
Rolled 13 + 2>>28643976Why?
Rolled 17>>28643976i hate myself
>>28643976Wish you had remembered to put it the bonus.
Rolled 18 + 2>>28643952Gut it out ELITE!
>>28644006i can be turned on and off with the push of a button.>>28643999worth the small risk. i imagine that thing is incredibly durable
>>28643967>>28643970>>28643971>>28643973>>28643977Highest is 16+2= 18 burn 1 Tenacity to meet DC?
>>28644029DC was 20, though.
>>28643976Are you like, being serious, or something?
Rolled 17 + 2How many rolls does the QM take, anyway? I don't see it in the OP.
>>28644039I say no, today isn't our day.
>>28644039what the fuck was the DC?yes
>>28644039Yes. Burn Tenacity.>>28644056top 5
>>28644039Yeah, sure. We don't incur any penalties until we've burned 2 points below 10, right?
>>28644039Will we have to roll again?
>>28644056It's at the bottom of the character sheet.>>28644079That's right.>>28644089No.
Rolled 1 + 2>>28644067Get your eyes checked, anon>>28643952>DC 20
>>28644039nah. Fail check. We'll use it another day.
>>28644039no don't do it, we need that tenacity.
>>28644046completely, we are elite and the top of our class. Prof said it can be easily and quickly turned off. and Prof said that the Rewards would be MASSIVE.
>>28644039No, I would rather save tenacity for something ore dire.
>>28644039burn it. we'll make it back
>>28644094Then burn that tenacity
>>28644113Not wearing it on the mission. Only takes one lucky hit to ruin us and leave us to die before hungry Beedrill
>>28644039do not burn
>>28644039yes, burn itthis is our fastest route to earning more tenacity
>>28644106It's fine, it's only 1 point.>>28644039If we pass the test now, we won't have to roll again to use the Macho Brace, right?
>>28644039Going through training with it will probably earn as much tenacity as this will cost us. Go for it, it's a good habit to get into.
>>28644039Yes, we don't get a negative bonus for awhile>>28644140Do you not trust our teammates?
>>28644144We don't get tenacity for burning it to do something tenacious.
Burn it. The macho brace bonus will make up for it greatly.
>>28644123Sometimes you need to burn up some power to get some GAINS, man.Or, at least, I think that's the way it's done. I'm not /fit/, so I couldn't say for sure.
>>28644039Of course we should burn it. This is what tenacity is for.
>>28644039Burn baby burn
>>28644160I believe accidents can happen. Why risk our teammates lives because we wanted to take a stupid risk?
>>28644039Sure, burn a point.
Rolled 18 + 2>>28644039Burn it, the Brace gives us passive Tenacity so we should make it back in no time.
>>28644191the instant a battle looks serious we can disable it.
This is exactly what I was afraid of, thanks to the Macho Brace /tg/'s hunger for skill points may very well be the death of us.
>>28644140worst case scenario our teammates have to pry it off of us and we either ditch it or store it. probably store it and it wold take a very very lucky hit to knock that thing out.
>>28644039Burn it. The results will be better than saving the point.
>>28644191The reward greatly surpasses the risk. So it isn't stupid.
>>28644231I don't think it'll have to be removed?How do you imagine the manual deactivation works anyway?
>>28644191that thing is going to be insanely durable.it would take atleast a crit attack by an enemy and a crit fail for us and a crit fail on a save.
>>28644271that is the absolute worst case. most likely if this happens>>28644294 then it will just be a minor malfunction that will turn it off anyway.
I just realized the water-resistant sandshrew from the pokemon anime was wearing a macho brace.
>>28644324No, I'm asking you why you think that manual deactivation has something to do with taking it off.
>high tension cables>durableMaybe to tension force, but shearing? Hahahahano
>>28644355if we can't manual deactivate. i'm saying it would take several back to back crit fails for that to happen.like a 1 out of 100 a 1 our of 20 and a 1 out of 10.
>>28644294That's a pretty dangerous assumption. Just because it makes us tough doesn't mean the equipment is tough. Especially if it's high tech.>>28644234Dying is not an acceptable risk for more power.>>28644231>>28644218That would take time. What if we don't have time? What if we get separated like we did during our very first mission?It's not worth it, we only wear it during training. Any other time it's a hazard, no matter how quickly it can be activated.
>>28644415>10 out of 10fixed
>>28644410This thing is desgined to go through very rigours training.and how do you know it has high tension cables?
>>28644415You've seen the rolls we get right?Those are not good odds.It's really not worth it.
>>28644455because it is a system of restrictive cables pulled at high tension. Similar to the musculature system, but in reverse.
>>28644415Ah, I understand what you're saying now. You're just positing a scenario where it malfunctions in the worst possible ways.
>>28644452push of a button sounds pretty quick to my anon.
>>28644452We won't die.astronomical oddswe are Elitewe have tenacity to burnour allies could burn tenacity to burn when getting it off of us.must i go on?
>>28644259...Did you mean to quote me?Because I'm not in support of wearing the Macho Brace on dangerous missions.Like, at all.
>>28644466You're exaggerating. Our rolls haven't actually been that bad.Crits happen more often with a 1d20.And on 1d100's, I'd say our results have been rather fair.
>>28644466we have pretty good rolls.these are like1/million odds here. plus we have tenacity.
>>28644500I was telling you what he said. plus this>>28644487
>>28644484Like I said, there are many ways we may not be able to push it. Maybe for low risk missions, but never anything mid-high tier.>>28644487Having tenacity doesn't make us a god man. I'm behind being Elite, but I also want to be alive and Elite. Our last near death brush took us 10 Tenacity to burn. We don't have 10 more just laying around.
>Ten burnt! Power through.You begin to sweat as you muscle on through with every movement, every shallow breath restricted and taxing.You calm yourself from the initial shock of the device, cooling yourself back into comfort and wiping away the sweat seeping through your fur.No, you're going to do this. You can do this. Nothin'gs going to keep you from wearing this thing, as much as it hurts.Getting dressed is an exercise, walking down the hall to training a marathon. You begin to lose your nerve a little. What made you think that you could wear this stupid thing? Why didn't Bruise get this?You fall into lineup with your abdomen and legs aching, you fall behind everyone else in the standard runsa and basic calisthenics, being poked fun at by Devon."So, Ice Queen's finally losing her spunk for training? About damn time you started slacking.""Sht p.. v'n...." You grunt between your teeth amidst pushups, your cold blood going haywire as heat builds beyond your normally comfortable temperatures."Huh, what did you-""Shut up!" You spit out as you straighten your arms, shaking from the tension of the mechanism beneath your clothes.Devon begins to growl at you low before catching the direct attention of Kitty,"Problem with Cerulean's newest training device?" She looks up from her own single digit pushups, a sly smile as Bruise replicates her technique."Everything Cerulean's doing now is roughly ten times more difficult" She grins, flashing sharp teeth,"By my count she's already done a hundred push-ups. That easily equates to a thousand. I believe you're still only on two hundred and thirty-seven?"Bruise's jaw drops at the fact, and then his face brightens as if to say "Where do I get one?"Devon's jaw goes slack and he redoubles his focus on his own task, pushing faster than before. Your body continues to scream, though it feels good in a way, this is the difficulty that you remember forcing yourself through.
>>28644581>ten burntYou mean tenacity burnt, not ten tenacity burnt, right?
>>28644530surgery is specifically dangerous. and a very bad comparison.the only way that would couldn't push it is if it gets smashed. wrapping, sleep, other can all be accounted for.and tenacity doesn't make us god, it prevents critfails LIKE THIS ONE RIGHT HERE, THIS IS THE MAIN THING WE SHOULD USE TENACITY FOR, WHEN IT CAN BENEFIT US.
>>28644581>ten times as difficultPlease don't put metrics like that on there, kitty. We don't need you to show off our numbers. Heck, we don't need numbers.
>>28644603How much tenacity did we have to burn to cancel each crit failure? 5 per?
>>28644628i agree, numbers are bad.as for the mission thing lets see how we have adjusted to it once we are ready for the mission.
>>28644581>By my count she's already done a hundred push-ups. That easily equates to a thousand. I believe you're still only on two hundred and thirty-seven...Rockets really ARE Elite.
>>28644581That write-up makes the tenacity burn worth it. Kitty deserves a thanks for that little tidbit. She just proved we still have that giant little girl ballsack.
>>28644629only for surgery rolls.he hasn't said because we haven't critfailed in serious combat before.
>>28644591Yes, 1 Ten burnt.>>28644629Depends on the fail and where it's at.
>>28644581Once we get used to this thing we are going to be sooooooo ELITE.
>>28644699we should maybe raise the question as to why bruise didn't get itSeems more his forteThe reason is it wasn't his birthday
>>28644712>spoileri was just about to say that in response to you.plus we have pretty much been slated as top of our class.
>>28644699>Wear it for a few months>Take it off>Keep misjudging how much effort it takes to move and running into walls
>>28644748That would be so worth it. just for the laughs our friends get.
Rolled 16 + 2>>28644748>Critfail a hug>Accidentally break a friend's bones
>>28644748Remember the Master Roshi training arc in Dragonball, where Goku and Krillin went around delivering milk on foot, plowing fields by hand, ect wearing a like 80 kg shell?Then what happened when they took it off?That's gonna be us.
>>28644784Like we would ever crit fail a hug.
>>28644748I'm pretty sure we'd be running through walls, not into them.
>>28644581>people hating on the concrete numberseh, I still like that kind of thing; plus wacky metrics are inherent to the premise, thanks to the dex.
>>28644790Thank god we have rest, or our joints would be destroyed already.>>28644812I don't like concrete numbers like TEN TIMES, because it really depends on the person using it, the activity at hand, and so many variables that it's nonsense.
>>28644790This is a good thing.Following the Goku training regiment is always right. when do we start upping the gravity?
>>28644824Yeah, rest is fantastic in combination with the macho brace
>>28644824She said roughly, she could also be talking out of her ass to make Devon fuck off because Ceru's a pro even if she can't stand to admit it.
>>28644854that's what I'm playing it off as, kitty throwing out some bullshit rough numbers to get devon off his game.
>>28644867You mean get Devon ON his game. that is how that kid works, always needs somebody better than him to see as a rival.
>>28644848Rest is fantastic in general.Next to regeneration, it's one of the best powers.
>>28644824That reminds me, how do TM moves again?Because I'm pretty sure damn near every pokemon can learn Rest, and with no arbitrary four move limit, I really can't see a reason for every ranger to not learn that skill and make the most of sleeping.
>>28644854>>28644867That's how I thought of it as well. We're all still kids after all, so throwing out numbers like that is easy enough to intimidate people. And even if Devon, with his oh so fancy science degree, knows Kitty is just bullshitting him, he'd still have to acknowledge what Kitty meant; that the Macho Brace is really tough.
>>28644891Yes. I think.
>>28644854So we're definitely gonna use Rest, right? Might as well put to use what Bryan taught us.
>>28644906TMs require personal training from a gym leader/master of the skill.So i don't think we could teach it.
>>28644906We would have to teach someone how to rest properly.Which is not an easy thing to teach.
>>2864485445.6 and 3 quarters % of all statistics are made up
>>28644944while we sleep. not during training
>>28644944I think we have been automatically when we sleep?Like we can't do the two turn full-heal thing as it is in the games.
>>28644976>>28644984Can Rest be used when we sleep? I taught it was like meditating.
>>28645000nah, it's like taking a gooood nap.
_____________________________________Stamina: 5%Somehow making it through the day, and tiredly answering the questions of your fellow trainees, you begin thinking of Lilac. She's the friend that couldn't make it to your birthday, cooped up in the tiny Lavender quarter, and more specifically, the spire.You need to visit her, share some leftover cake, talk to her, give her some company. She always likes it when you visit after all.Yet amidst these thoughts and your exhausted state you almost fail to hear Kitty calling your name."Cerulean.""Kitty!" You gasp as straighten your back and posture against the brace."You are to report to Giovanni. There's someone here to see you today." Kitty looks over the others with her cat-like eyes."The rest of your are dismissed to whatever extra activities you have planned today."The rest of the squad salutes with a round of "Kitty!" receiving an appraising nod from your feline instructor."Cerulean, with me."> Follow.> Beg to be relieved for a rest.> "But, I was going to see Lilac..."> (Other)
>>28644854>>28644906How the hell could we even "train" on how to "Rest"?What would the benefits even be of having higher ranks?
>>28644953>>28644956I didn't mean WE teach it, I just meant you'd think it would be something that is -taught-.To all rangers, or at least all Rockets.Or maybe a special course you need to pay for on your own time, with the slumber guru or something?
>>28645000Ask Prof. but i think sleep
>>28644455>very rigours training.
>>28645024>> Follow.Of course.
>>28645024>>[x] Follow.lilac will have to wait it seems. I hope we saved a corner pieceI forget, was it sheet or layer cake?
>>28645024Lilac is probably the type to be up a bit late. We can visit her.Though, we should probably take the training brace off now that we are done training.
>>28645024>> Follow.MOMMY!!!!!!!Lilac after. maybe we can bring mom to see lily.
>[X] Follow.We can always go after. I doubt Gio is going to keep us the entire afternoon\evening
>>28645024> Follow.We are Rocket. Complaining is for bitches. Rockets are not bitches.
>>28645024>[X] Follow.There's a fridge, right? The cake isn't going to spoil before we can get it to Lilac.
>>28645024>> Follow.This is what it means to be a rocket.
>>28645024>Ask Bruise if he could please please please visit Lilac and give her some of the leftover cake.Maybe imply he owes us.
>>28645024Well, we've got our responsibilities. Let's follow.Rocket training is only up to noon, right? And I don't see this meeting eating up the rest of our day, so we'll definitely have time to visit Lilac after.
>>28645024>[X] Follow.We do want to see Lilac, but there's no set date on that, this is probably immediately important. >>28645056Walking is training now.
>>28645056Nah we keep it on or everything except sleep and maybe shower and sunday.never wear it on sunday
>>28645065this works. Its also a good payback for him fooling us with that kiss. He hates ghosts.
>>28645026Faster regen. Faster stamina recovery. Teaching others at max rank.>>28645000>>28645035It's a sleep-like meditation.>>28645054We're going to go with a quarter sheet because that would feed enough people.
>>28645024>>28645065THIS.Let's follow, but let's get Bruise to deliver some cake to Lilac with a message that we'll be visiting her some time today.
>>28645024[X] FollowAsk if she thinks we will have time after so we can go see our friend.
>>28645065I like this idea. do it.>>28645084so do we use it when we sleep? instead of sleep? if not then we start today
>>28645084Oh man. Bryan is a master at Resting.I bet he could Rest in the middle of a battle with no problem.
>>28645026It is a psychic technique. It probably involves inducing a recuperative coma through autohypnosis. Would explain why mons don't wake up when hit in the game. Also it requiring a background knowledge in esper techniques is why it isn't taught to absolutely everyone. We just happened to have an in with Brian who (probably) learns it naturally and has an in at Saffron which would help him in teaching it to others.
So any bets on who it is?Loreli?Oak?Bruno?Agatha?Council members?Sabrina?
>>28645134I'm hoping for Lorelei.
>>28645116He doesn't feel pain in battle. so yes he could.>>28645142same
>>28645134mom most likley , followed by Lilac
>>28645134It's Silph Co.They've come to discuss with us merchandising opportunities. Cerulean plushies soon, friend!
>>28645111If we don't do it instead of sleep, that would probably because it is not a valid sleep-substitute.So I'd say that's a bad idea.Side note, is "Snore" still considered a valid attack? If so, how does it work?
>>28645134Silph president or aide.
>>28645156Yes. we can make a Mother/Daughter set.
>>28645142>>28645134>>28645155Oh man, if it was mom, we could ask her to help out with Lilac. I mean, it's not like she could force Agatha to let Lilac become a ranger, but she could definitely discuss with her colleague the possibilities of letting Lilac out and around the dome.
>>28645134I'd wager it is a "Friend from afar".Since... You know, that's the name of the thread?
>>28645084Is rest a valid sleep substitute?>>28645191yes
>>28645156>contractual obligation not to graft anything that couldn't be stylized as 'cute'
>>28645161Better yet Sleep Talk if only we had Marvelous Scale.
>>28645116>>28645125Seel learns it naturally. Slowpoke- not necessarily.This explanation is pretty much exactly what rest is. It just speeds up the body's usual recuperation through a state of rest.>>28645203Yes.
>>28645195Dam, i didn't actually read the title.could still be Mom.
>>28645225So from now on we will not be sleeping, we will be Resting.
>>28645226I assumed that was referring to Lilac.Of course, Prof knows that we'd have thought that, so he could be misleading us.....
>>28645208Fuck corporations.>>28645254maybe we have a childhood friend from Johto or Hoenn?
>>28645250I assume only true masters at Resting would understand the difference.
>>28645250We're so ELITE that we never sleep, we always powernap.
>>28645307I assume we can substitute it now. since Prof just said we could.
>>28645309soon ceasing walking and begin to only power walk
>>28645349Good idea. as soon as we get used to this fucking brace. from there we Run everywhere.
>>28645309>>28645349>Silph's newest energy drink>Increase your Stamina with POWER THIRST
>>28645330I was making a joke, anon.
>>28645366then we take it to the next levelbulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/EV-enhancing_item
>>28645389I am not a clever man.
>>28645366When the hell can we buy a bike?I assume that's going to be our made mode of transportation out of the Dome.
>>28645250But if we only Rest, doesn't that mean we won't have dreams?You gotta have dreams anon.
>>28645416Ok, where the hell are we going to get the money for that kind of thing
>>28645419Who the hell needs sleep dreams when you have dreams in real life?Like becoming the VERY BEST. Becoming a rocket.
>>28645419we live our dreams or make others' come true
>>28645408You're just like everybody else, anon. Don't let nobody tell you any different.>>28645453We'll get it for free, obviously. Like always.
>>28645453Listen to an old guy ramble on about how much he loves ponies?
>>28645455EXTEND YOUR REACH TO THE STARS ABOVE!
>>28645487>Little girl>Old guy>poniesNo. Begone foul creature!
>>28645487>Hooves are 10x harder than diamondDamn
>>28645487I just realized something. The fire is represents hair... so why does ponyta have hairy pits?
>>28645516Implying he wouldn't mistake us for a cat
>>28645571they are supposed to be a compromise between fetlocks and the upward motion of fire, as I see it
>>28645571like fire on the back of the "elbow"
>>28645606aren't fetlocks near the hooves?
Stamina:4%You follow dutifully, though your mind lingers on your visit to Lilac. As you walk with Kitty to Giovanni's office, you press the manual deactivation upon each of your shoulders and turn, powering the training aide.In that moment you feel light as a feather, though your body is effectively jello, falling without the brace's restrictions keeping your legs up.Kitty's tail flicks and she looks back to you,"Ohh, you turned it off, hmm? You did good pushing on with that thing all day you know. I'm actually pretty proud to call you my student."You force yourself up and back to standing, wobbling upon uncertain and tired legs," Th-thank you." Breathing is easier again."Umm, Kitty? I was wondering if this'll take a while, I had a friend to see." You speak to her moderately, watching your word as not to seem uncaring."Oh, you may have time, depends on what they have to speak with you about." Kitty shrugs at that as she gestures for you to walk again."Come now.""Yes Kitty," You stumble forward, finding your legs stiff and unresponsive. Training with that thing is like Reverse. You shouldn't even think that word though, it's bad after all.
>>28645645these are pokemon designers, don't question them.
________________________________________________Kitty lets you go into Giovanni's office alone, having business elsewhere.There sits a woman, legs pressed firmly together in a dark gray skirt with a matching silver-gray blouse, both with an elegant golden trim upon the hems.The Boss nods to you with a smile and a nod,"Here she is, our one and only top trainee, Cerulean."You salute to the boss,"Cerulean reporting Boss, you called?"The Boss stands, sweeping his hand elegenatly across his body," Indeed I have, Miss Cornelia Seraphis here as asked for Rocket assistance. I have recommended you for the job." He looks to the woman sitting there, her eyes closed and an intelligent air about her. You'd expect her to wear glasses.The woman's eyes open, blonde hair done up into a bun to stay out of the way, she inclines her head to you," Sure she can get this job done?"Giovanni smiles, his powerful and commanding gaze falling upon you.," Oh, I expect her to be more than capable."Giovanni returns right back to his chair, reclining with a pleased look at your presence, despi
>>28645659>Reverse is a literal bad wordELITE indoctrination
>>28645679Got cut off at the end there, Prof.
>>28645679Giovanni returns right back to his chair, reclining with a pleased look at your presence, despite your tired look.*>Anything to say?
since the fangs from our Crytten are our claws does that mean Ice Fang and bite a HtH attacks?
>>28645699I hope to make you proud boss.
>>28645699"boss the birthday present was AMAZING"
>>28645699Listen to the offer first. but we will have to tell them that we are about dead right now. and hope we have a day or two to complete it.
>>28645699"What um, exactly did you need me to do, Miss Seraphis? I just got done with some really hard...new training things, and I'm a little tired, haha..."Try and ignore it, even though that's quite impossible.
>>28645679>>28645699I think we missed a few sentences.Like... what IS the job?Should we ask that?
>>28645718not now, we are about to get s mission briefing
>>28645699"Of course sir, I'll do you proud. May I ask what I'm to be doing?"
>>28645718This. not in front of the chick but when she leaves say it just like that.It is time we get informal with Giovanni.
>>28645699Give Giovanni a smile. "I'll make you proud boss."Then turn to the woman."It's lovely to meet you Miss Seraphis. Would you mind telling me about the job?"Full professional.
>>28645699[x]nod off a little
>>28645699"well I don't what the job is.. but yes."
>>28645699>To Giovanni>"I'll do my best to live up to your expectations, Boss!>To Ms. Seraphis>"I'm ready to take your request, ma'am!"
>>28645699"I'll do my best sir. ...Permission to ask what the assignment is?"
>>28645773>It's lovely to meet you Miss Seraphissay pleasure to meet you. more formal and professional
>>28645773this.it is a little better with Giovanni than this>>28645811>>28645821we don't need to ask to ask, that is stupid.We need to get comfortable around Giovanni
>>28645821He didn't call us in here to not hear about the assignment. We don't need his permission for every little thing we do.
>>28645773Yeah that works.
>>28645679"A pleasure to meet you, Miss Seraphis. Might I inquire as to what my services will be needed for?" Offer handshake as well, making sure not to scratch her with our claws.
>>28645699>>28645773this with this>>28645865
>>28645865offering a handshake is asking her to stand up, a bit of a faux paus given our junior position.
>>28645865A bit too eloquent, I think.
>>28645950You can shake from a sitting position.
>>28645961yeah, but that is awkward. Plus I don't think shaking hands is the social stance you take with the soldier you are briefing.
>>28646042She's a civilian. We're twelve. we're a little girl. it's fine. it shows a bit of humanity to her.
>>28646059ok, I could agree with that
>>28646059Little girl who was just presented as the best trainee of this ELITE organization.
>>28646163yeah, it shows that despite being the best and all monstered out, we are still a human.
"I'll do my best Boss." You nod, with a fatigued smile, before looking towards the businesswoman in her seat."It's nice to meet you Cornelia Seraphis, might I-""Miss Seraphis is the proper way to address me." The woman sounds impatient, and her voice carries a condescending tone to it. Seraphis rises from her seat suddenly, looking you up and down, her face a near expressionless mask that remind you somewhat of Leader Sabrina."Hardly inconspicuous, aren't you? Fur, tail, feline ears?""Sorry?" You don't know that word, but it sounds like she doubts you.Seraphis looks over to your boss,"Are you certain that she can complete the task I've told you of? It does require a certain amount of discretion.Giovanni frowns slightly, his gaze oppressing upon the woman, though far more subdued than the extent you've seen it in the past," I am certain Miss Seraphis, otherwise I would not have picked her." You feel a small bit of tension build in the room that is entirely ignored by the woman, causing you to feel a small tinge of hatred.No one disrespects the boss.The woman brings up something akin to an index, though not mounted on a CGS. or a few moments as the light from her handheld glimmers off of her eyes and the multitude of screens she's working through."Cerulean. Daughter of Lorelei born upon July 4th, 1XXX. Achievement of time has landed her in the position if training as a future rocket to which up until this point she has exceeded all expectations." Miss Seraphis glowers upon you with a dismissing look as she continues."A modest child at heart, often looks out for her friends, has received training in ice techniques, evil techniques, and known to use water shots in tandem with hand to hand combat."
>>28646209I hate this bitch already.And i hate that our shit is out there for everyone.
>>28646209>causing you to feel a small tinge of hatred.>No one disrespects the boss.Signs of indoctrination spotted! Wonderful.
>>28646209>RangerdexneatWonder what it says about the others.
>>28646209uh, lady?I admit I might not be the sneakiest, but this is creeping me out.
>>28646268Well of course all the information on us is going to be on record somewhere.It just goes to show how high up she must be.
>>28646209The fuck, we're gonna have to get some of that info REDACTED. Don't want anybody just pulling up our life story
>>28646209This woman doesn't know how close she is to getting shanked. It'd be awkward to explain why Kitty sliced her neck open.Fucking spooks.>>28646257Indoctrination? That's silly, we just like the Boss because he's an admirable man.
>>28646262Goldenrod: He is the chodelord
As god as our witness, before the thread is over will look this bitch straight in the eye and hug and befriend her
>>28646209>Achievement of time has landed her in the position if training as a future rocket to which up until this point she has exceeded all expectations.Your grammar got messed up a little here, Prof.>>28646285Why? This seems normal enough.>>28646295>Indoctrination? That's silly, we just like the Boss because he's an admirable man.Yes. Of course. Rocket Leader Giovanni is wonderful.
>>28646317could just be missing a capital 'T' to imply that bringing in the Farfetch'd first during your examination is referred to as the Achievement of Time, sounds a bit grandiose, but could work.
>>28646257>>28646257Oh it's not that bad
>>28645731question 2. are the Remoraid omniguns on inside of our forearms(e.g. like spiderman's webslingers), palms(ironman style), or back of the arms(completely wrecks my idea).if the it's option 1 or 2 then we could combo Ice fang with Water gun to potentially Ice Beam.
>>28646437they are in our forearms and they shoot from our palms. so like ironman.We already have plans for icicle gun. ice beam is more etheral
>>28646437The bladders are in our forearms, but the nozzle is in the palms.
Seraphis nods, flipping through a few more screens," She certainly can defend herself. Leadership potential as well with her clear head. I suppose she will have to do." The woman reaches into her skirtpocket, withdrawing a handkerchief to cover her hand, and offers it to you," Pleased to meet you Cerulean, please pardon my scrutiny, I am not in the mood for further mistakes to be made over this issue."You look to Giovanni, seeking permission. At his nod, you reach out to take the handkerchief, surprised when the woman instead takes your hand, shakes it, and then tucks away the piece of cloth."Uh, I-" You're at a loss for words, befuddled by that little gesture.Seraphis, touches her pad, standing to the side."Your mission.. Cerulean. Is to seek out what Silph has deemed as a theft rather than an error in our thrice-checked accounting of materials and resources that would be distributed and manufactured within our very own city. Attempts to investigate this has failed to yield new information via quote-unquote ethical means. With our Civic Guard failing, we have deemed it necessary to seek Rocket assistance for investigation into this dirty little matter."You scrunch your eyebrows at some of her words, as they elude you, though,"Am I to understand, Miss Seraphis, that I... won't be fighting monsters on this mission?"The woman stares at you for a moment,"We exclude no possibility. You are to find the cause behind the lost resources, which seem to be metals.">Anything you'd like to ask or add?
>>28646317Sorry my own paranoia comes out when random info dump happens.Anyway keep cordial, follow Rocket Leader Giovanni's lead. He'll put her in her place or warn us of how much a threat she could be
>>28646468>>28646465I couldn't remember were the nozzle was, but either way I think we should get Ice Fang.
>>28646484Fuck, a steel type
>>28646484What type of metals?
>>28646484>>Anything you'd like to ask or add?Am I going to work alone or can I request help from fellow trainee?
>>28646484It's that fucking shadow thing we saw isn't it?somebody go scan the dex fro monsters that eat metals.
>>28646484"What has your investigators found out so far? Or am I going in this relatively blind?"
>>28646542>somebody go scan the dex fro monsters that eat metals.most steel types do
>>28646513Professor literally JUST SAID that we have automatic Ice Fang on our claws due to them being hooked to our freezer sacs.
>>28646484"Well...alright, I'll start first thing tomorrow then. Maybe you can tell me where to start, and a few details about where it disappeared then? Have you turned up anything so far?"
>>28646542Sableye eats minerals, though I think it might have been gems.
>>28646484I uh-Investigation really isn't my specialty.
>>28646584We found Goldy didn't we? don't forget our senses.
>>28646542>>28646538>>28646550>>28646575These. Let's check it all, Professor. >>28646484
>>28646542Aron eats metal
>>28646583It's just gems. That's why they have gems all over their bodies.
>>28646572>Ice Fang(0)then the sheet is a little misleading
>>28646484kinds of metals?amount of metals stolen?are we leading a team or is this solo?
>>28646607That thing is slow as shit.We need a fast flighty stealthy pokemon
>>28646484"May I ask what was stolen? If it is somehow dangerous I would like to know ahead of time.May I go to the scene of the theft, I may be able to track whoever did this."
>>28646584We have pretty damn good eyesight, hearing and a great sense of smell. I don't see why we can't do some snooping.
>>28646484We need access to the logs, who was on shift, where it was traveling to if it was en route, and vague statement as to what it would be used for with the right equipment.>compromise pelictiNo compromises, big leagues now ELITE
>>28646634There are none like that.
>>28646684OC maybe?Different region?should check Johto and Hoenn
>>28646657all that confirms is that if we had Ice fang it would work through our claws, not that we have free Ice Fang. our character sheet states that we have 0 ranks in Ice fang.
>>28646705Maybe its not a monster?It could be a bunch of rogue researcher.
>>28646634>>28646684>>28646705could be a ranger with something speedy and steel implants
We could always buy a level in ice fang. But honestly I'd rather get thrown weapons 2. Or maybe psybeam 1 instead.
>>28646729Anon you should read the whole sheet. Premature Freezer Array gives us +1 to all Ice moves. Thus, we can use Ice Fang since it's in our claws. It is effectively rank 1
>>28646705Steel are not fast, flighty, and stealthy.Their slow and tanky except for Skarmory who is anything but steathy.
>>28646484"What sort of metals were stolen? What do you use that metal for usually?"I wonder if there's enough for a Metal Coat. We might be looking at a Scizor situation.
>>28646767Psybeam, BubbleBeam, Watergun are next on my list.and icicle gun and exploding psychic bubbles.
>>28646768but we don't have Ice fang just the option to learn it. so it can't get a +1 in the first place
>>28646796>I wonder if there's enough for a Metal Coat. We might be looking at a Scizor situation.Considering how rare scyther and rangers with scyther implants are supposed to be, it would make it a very short investigation.
>>28646796>ScizorWe'd need Devon for that one.
>>28646809You do know that in Cryttens description it specifically says that the fangs carry the bite of ice, right?
>>28646550Seconded.We're going to have to rest before we do anything though. Our Stamina is at like.. 4%I'd like us to look to Giovanni after Seraphis leaves and ask for any orders he might like to add. He may very well want to turn this situation to the Rocket's advantage somehow. Then we break formality and thank him for our gift.
>>28646827That means they're cold, not that we automatically can use the move Ice Fang. There's a difference. I'm pretty sure we can't use skills we haven't learned.
>>28646535>What type of metals?"Unfortunately, we can't quite say, only that our accounting turns up a difference in numbers.>>28646538>Am I going to work alone or can I request help from fellow trainee?You may bring two to three trainees into the fold at your Leader's approval.>Boss's approval."However you like it.">>28646550>"What has your investigators found out so far? Or am I going in this relatively blind?""Oddly enough, investigation has revealed very little, there are people that rightly should know more than we've said. Once again, this is why we're asking for assistance.">>28646650>We need access to the logs, who was on shift, where it was traveling to if it was en route, and vague statement as to what it would be used for with the right equipment."We have looked into that. They do not show the discrepancy that has appeared in our accounting. However of the metals *I* suspect precious metals are involved. Those that would be used in the making of technologies such as Core Gear Systems, Repel Tech, and so forth. I... *could* be wrong, however I do not believe so.""It also stands to mention that I suspect this has happened more than once, though our records do not reflect this. I am basing this off of intuition."
>>28646796Tangential, but I wish Metal Coat and King's Rock etc were used more often.What's even the point of introducing so many items but only using them once or twice?Do the developers forget or something?Also more importantly I hope we're going to receive a more specific briefing than this, and aren't just going to be told to hop to it.
It could be a Magnemite/ton attracting all sorts of metals.
>>28646849quit being an ass, you really think it would have said that otherwise?
>>28646868>You may bring two to three trainees into the fold at your Leader's approval.We should bring goldenrod or Alexis for mind reading.
>>28646868>Am I going to work alone or can I request help from fellow trainee?>You may bring two to three trainees into the fold at your Leader's approval.>Boss's approval.>"However you like it.Goldie for movement and communicationsBruise for the theif potentially being a steel typeIDK after that
>>28646868So it's stealthy. It's not a monster. If it was, everyone would be all over stopping that sucker. At worst, a rogue ranger, but I doubt we'd find something that strong yet. No, no it sounds like it might be rival researchers trying to do independent stuff, away from Silph.I smell a moral choice guys.
>>28646912Goldenrod, Bruise, and Marine
>>28646868Hm.As much as I like them, I'm not sure if Bruise or Marine would be the optimal choices for a mission of this nature.At least one psychic would be a good idea, I think, also maybe that ninja suitor?
>>28646868Bring Goldie, Janine, and probably Kitty.If this is a covert mission, let's be covert.
The coverup is pointing to human interference.Unless there are lots of Ditto infiltrators.>>28646912Alexis has my vote. She still needs more Ceru time. Lets also take Sanna. We don't want to kill them with our cold so we need a capture expert.
>>28646930Nah, sounds like that shadow pokemon that was outside our window.OC
>>28646954>Ditto infiltratorsOH GOD THE CHANGELINGSTHE CHANGELINNNNNNNNNNNGS
>>28646947I don't think Janine's an option.One of Janine's potential husbands on the other hand might be.
>>28646868Still writing? I'm kind of confused as to how we're supposed to investigate this.>>28646912Let's take Alexis. We haven't worked with her a lot yet.Alexis, Bruise, Sanna. If we're trying to catch someone, we want the livecatch expert.
>>28646868Wait....can we ask the boss if we could bring Lilac?
>>28646954OH YES SANNA.With her ability to inflict a bunch of status, she will make a live capture really easy.
>>28646944Oh yeah, so GoldenrodSuitor guyBruise>>28646973the kid has a zubat, he's perfect
>>28646963Possibly Night Shade, or some other darkness related stealth.Rangers have those powers too. But you make a point, possible OC.I still say human interference. Monsters don't cover up when they steal.
I don't think Bruise is the right choice for an investigation honestly. Lilac on the other hand might work if there have been any deaths to cover up the theft.
>>28646896Yes. Yes I do. Just because Crytten's fangs are cold doesn't mean that we get to use moves we haven't learned.>>28646947Trainees, Kitty isn't a Trainee. >>28646912I'd go for Goldy, we work with him better. Peri would be good, she's got enhanced hearing, smell, and sonar, for finding something she's our best shot. She also has stun/sleep powder.For the last slot not sure, depends on where we expect to go with a baseline choice of Bruise.
>>28646988I think we should bring at least one psychic type. Goldie preferred. I'd prefer Janine to the Suitor myself too.
>>28646978>>28646987>>28646978Suitor kid is better for finding due to hearing, though we do have good hearing anyway.so do we prioritize live capture over finding them? cause we personally have it covered mehly
>>28647015But that's what we're saying anon. We naturally know Ice moves that are 'available to learn'.Also>Taking PeriShit, that does sound perfect.I am voting Peri, he'd be excellent with this with that sonar.
>>28647013Bruise is perfect for an investigation, he is disciplined and cautious and fucking ELITE.We can't access Lilac, though we should talk to giovanni once we are here.
>>28647025>Suitor ki>Alexis>SannaThat should do it. We don't need that much brute force here.
>>28646868How aboutGoldenrod/Alexis (flip a coin, honestly)SannaNinja Suitor whatshisname
Suitor kid won't work. ROCKET Trainees only. Peri on the other hand has Zubat implants.
>>28647021not a rocket and she doesn't have zubat hearing. >>28647048>>28647054we need bruise incase that thing is steel
>>28647056one of the suitors became a trainee, Talse. But he is the one that isn't suited to our current task.
>>28647025>>28646988>>28646973Peri also has Zubat, and an Oddish instead of just a Zubat, and she's a ROCKET! Take her instead of Haru.
>>28647056I thought one of the suitors joined the Rockets?He was on Marine's team along with Alexis and Phanphy guy, and they all unanimously decided to join the Team?
>>28647056suitor kid is a rocket. did you think we hadn't considered that?>>28647072zubat suitor is the one who became a rocket.
>>28647072>>28647056it was Haru the zubat dude
>>28647069Why not devon then? He probably has a great sense of smell and hearing.His fire typing make him an excellent steel pokemon killer.
>>28647102He's also fucking psycho. We don't want to bring him on a delicate investigation mission. Bruise has more utility, works with us better, and isn't likely to burn the city down.
So this lineup sound good to everyone? >Peri>Sanna>Alexis\Goldenrod I prefer Alexis since a little diplomacy is probably needed and Grumpy is well... grumpy.
>>28647079But is Peri a ninja?Because that's why I was suggesting Haru?Though do psychics make ninjas redundant?
>>28647102Do you know how much shit he'd give us?
>>28647102he wouldn't submit to our leadershipp easily and I have no idea how stealthy he is, you can expect it of a zubat, and teleportation helps an esper, but Devon is questionable.
>>28647102cats have better hearing than dogs and almost as good smell. that kid is a loose cannon.if we gonna upgrade from oursleves then we upgrade BIG. like zubat hearing or Sanna capture.
>>28647125can Alexis teleport?
>>28647125We need Bruise.
>>28646978We aren't voting yet, I don't think, but I'll change my vote for Bruise to Peri. We haven't had a lot of time to interact with her at all. She synergizes well with Sanna too.>>28647025Yeah... I was thinking Bruise just in case we need to beat the shit out of someone. He's not really subtle though, and I guess we can be the front-line with Alexis if it comes down to it. >>28647102Devon's not exactly the most restrained person. This job is supposed to be pretty low-key. Devon also has a serious complex about being the top dog, and wouldn't work well with us leading the group.>>28647125Yes.
>>28647126psychics made a lot of things redundant in gen 1
>>28647140yes, though not as good as goldenrod>>28647157if we don't bring bruise we are the only heavy fighter there. even then
"You will be given a list of suspect people that we have investigated, though revisting them may shed new light to your investigation. I also urge you against strutting about with your rocket uniform. I'd prefer your investigation to be dismissed as cadets sticking their noses in things that they don't belong.Rocket trainees however, are cut from a different cloth, yes?" Her expression doesn't ease up, despite her touch of praise.You nod," I'll get started on it right away, what's the dead-line?""We'd prefer if you could turn something up within the week. Though the mission itself may extend past that."Seraphis pulls out a slip of paper, a rather uncommon thing."Take this, it's the line for my extension, don't call it from your dorms, and pick a different line each time you use it. Update me should the situation change.If you have no further questions, I will be leaving.">Last chance to ask Seraphis questions in person.
>>28647140Sabrina can so its not a pokegraft limited move. We can always ask Alexis when we talk to her about joining the investigation team.>>28647188I think we've gotten everything we can from her. Lets go give Lilac her cake. Maybe ask her if the spirits have been restless or something.
>>28647218she teleported while fighting us.
Also Haru isn't on the knows characters sheet, anywhere so thats why I didn't realize he was a rocket.
>>28647188"Are there any places or people not under Silph Co.'s control that have the required machinery and technical know-how to make things, such as CGS or Repel Tech, with the precious metals?"
>>28647188>No further questions for Seraphis. Wait until she leaves and ask Giovanni for his input and orders.
>>28646868Ok then we have someone definitively cooking the books or access to powers to help them cover their tracks. Boss first teammate will be Goldenrod, as counter-sabotage, psychic scanner/profiler, and infiltration specialist. I'll have the others ready for your approval in an hour.
My dream team would be:Alexis (more stable than goldenrod)Bruise (good against steel)Peri. (general utility)
Why don't we take both Epsers? We don't have a quota
>>28647281limit was 3 additional rocket trainees.
>>28647281Yes we do. They said we can bring two to three trainees into the fold, bringing both psychics would mean we could bring one other person, and I want a properly balanced squad.
>>28647248That seems like a good question, though are we smart enough to ask it?Also I'd say in light of that new information, Alexis would be a better choice than Goldenrod. Just put a hat on her and she looks like a normal malnourished sleep-deprived girl....And it goes without saying that we're not wearing the Macho Brace, right?Right?
>>28647248>"Are there any places or people not under Silph Co.'s control that have the required machinery and technical know-how to make things, such as CGS or Repel Tech, with the precious metals?""The only I could think of is the Cinnabar Dome offshore. Though that's only due to the delay in information from messages requiring manual relay." Long range communications aren't a possibility due to the nature of repel tech and how signals such as radiowaves, light, and so forth are prone to draw the attention of monsters.
Personally I think this little investigation is a test. Its seeing how well we can do on limited information and a small team.
>>28647321"How can you get to the Dome? Do you have details about boats coming to and from the Dome?"
>>28647314It's not activated. We have it on, but it's not getting in the way.
A Steel type monster in the dome is unlikely, and we have unresisted STAB on it. (though stab in this is more like, whatever move you happen to train a lot). I'd rather Bring someone who's expertise is more likely to come up than Bruise, such as mind reading from espers, tracking from zubats, and capture from grass-types.>>28647314We could totally use it, especially since the activity on investigative work would be light. But we would want to make sure we didn't use more than, like 50% of our stamina just moving around in it, to make sure we were ready for any surprise combat.
>>28647357It's our first real mission.
>>28647314>Just put a hat on her and she looks like a normal malnourishedgirl.So... our team would be Cat girl, blind girl, tentacle girl... and Anne Frank.
>>28647411Yeah. I say we always wear the macho brace. Whether it's on or not.
>>28647441That sounds like an anime I'd watch
>>28647369"By boat bearing Vehicle based Repel Technology. We tend to track the the trips carefully. Though our records do not show a discrepancy either. Honestly, I'm not quite sure what to expect will turn up.">>28647441Peri isn't blind. That's the Golbat rocket that you met.
>>28647314While investigating in say we wear it. We worked out in that thing so we'll be fine if we're just walking around. And we can immediately turn it off.
>>28647483Will we be getting days off to work on this?
Shouldn't Kitty be 21 now? Paste still says 19
>>28647563Don't say that to Kitty.Meow.
>>28647483>Not blindDammit! Our team needs someone with cripple-moe. Although... at the rate we're going, it's going to be us that's the crippled one. Also, what does the Macho Brace look like when we're wearing it? I've been picturing it as sort of a layered bodysuit made of straps.
>>28647673I'm imagining the crysis nanosuit.
>>28647483"How do you keep your records? Who has regular access to them?"
>>28647673I imagine it looks like the strength intensifier.
>>28647673Google "Kinbaku"Giovanni has problems.
With your last question answered, you salute Seraphis dutifully," I'll find your answers."The woman smiles dryly,"I don't expect to count on it." She casts her gaze back to Giovanni,"Leader Giovanni, I will be taking my leave now. Please send me a list of the personnel assigned to this mission by-" She stops herself mid-sentence, thinking with a single knuckle brought up to her lips."On second thought, leave me out of the loop on that." She looks back to you."And only report what you manage to find evidence of... Call it intuition."She bows herself out to both of you," I appreciate your time. Please carry on." Making a swift exit, Seraphis leaves the room with the clacking of office heels.It's kind of nice that she's gone, you feel tired tension leave your body.Giovanni gives a sort of smirk,"Mysterious, isn't it? A mission based upon an error in accounting. No witness testimony. Nothing apparent from preliminary investigation. Or was there even one?" Giovanni passes a hand over his desk, grasping a mug and sipping at it gently before rolling the fluids around."I'd wager that she has come directly to us, as it is unlikely that Silph would allow a secretary to pursue a lead based upon a hunch. In their organization it is a means to prove one's worth by pointing out the failings of your superiors."You nod, listening to The Boss intently," Right, so what would you like me to do, Boss?""Play along with this little charade, look into it. She's transferring funds and resources out of her own account for this matter. It is a gamble for her, and payment for us." The Boss's stare firms upon you, steeling the resolve in your heart."You will be relieved of training exercises for this weak to investigate as needed. As she has stated, you are not to wear your rocket uniform while investigating. Understood."You give him a swift, curt nod," Yes Boss.""Do you have any Rocket Trainees in mind for this task?">
>>28647822I don't imagine it looks like that at all. It would have to be structured entirely differently to provide yielding training resistance.
>>28647673I was thinking layered straps too. And we're the elitest of them all, why would we be cripple?
>>28647823GoldenrodBruiseOne of the ninjas
>>28647823>"Do you have any Rocket Trainees in mind for this task?"Haru (hearing)Alexis (mindreading)SannaBruise
>>28647823Bruise goldy sanna and information him of lilac. It seems like a useful piece of info seeing how they are so secluded.
>>28647823>Alexis>Sanna>Peri>>28647837"Macho Brace- All day, erry day!" *sounds of bones snapping*Nah, we've shown we're too elite to be slowed down by crippling injuries. Even if we got crippled, we'd probably just graft ourselves some new bodyparts or whatever.
>>28647823"I was thinking about bringing Peri sir, sleeping and stun powders seem like an asset for this sort of operation, and her senses may be invaluable.Goldenrod, him or Alexis, but I'm leaning towards Goldenrod. I work well with him and an Esper would be very useful.And Bruise, we work well together, he can deal with most physical obstacles, and he's an excellent observer and tracker."After that salute. Then thank him for putting his trust in us and give that man a hug.
Ah, would you like to hear Giovanni's recommendation?
>>28647823Alexis, Sanna, and Haru?
>>28647823>>28647823Can we ask about bringing our ghost friend? Or at least bring her to his attention.
>>28647823Goldenrod AND Alexis. Superior psychic investigation is go.I also support any of Peri, Sanna or Haru.
>>28647944Why not, but only if you use a funny Giovanni picture.
>>28647823>>28647897Yeah, seems like that would be at the forefront of cerus mind, especially with how much time they spent together during training.
>>28647944of courseadvice from the best cannot be turned down
>>28647944Yes>>28647956This is a terrible idea. We should mention Lilac to him, but under no circumstances should we bring her.
>>28647989Yeah, but at the very least we should mention her.
>>28647944Sure, but I'm liking Peri/Goldie/Bruise. When talking to him about recommendations be clear and explain why we want certain people. He probably wants to see our reasoning.>>28647961Double psychic is redundant. We don't get too much out of having multiple psychics, they overlap too much. We want versatility as we don't know the exact nature of the threat.>>28647956Mention her, but extricating her from the Tower isn't going to be done in a day. Agatha will take some convincing, even from Giovanni.
>>28647992Meant to say duhhh, to the second person.
>>28647956>>28647956when did this happen? Is it a yamask?
>>28648001I say double psychic because redundant mindsweeping means less chance of one of them flubbing a check and missing a crucial detail.
Giovanni suggests:>Devon(Dark/Fire)>Sanna (Water/Grass)>Alexis/Goldenrod with a preference to Goldenrod.(Esper)This is only his suggestion. He won't be offended if you take someone else.
>>28648001No one thought is was going to happen today. >>28648024That's just stupid.
>>28648024It does depend of how mindreading works. We should have a consult with Goldie, to see. He can definitely read our surface thoughts, without a test, it appears. If that is all then only one is fine, but if there are skill tests involved having both is great.
>>28648045NO DEVON.He's good but won't work with us.SannaAlexisBruise
>>28648045No way we're taking Devon on a subtle mission.Voting for Sanna, Goldenrod, and Peri
>>28648045Oh good, we're mostly on the same page.Would he be offended if we asked him why he thought of Devon?
>>28648045>>Devon(Dark/Fire)Hahahaha noreplace Devon with bruise. He obviously doesn't know Devon like we do.
>>28648024And it also means we miss out on an entire skillset. It's not worth it. It either means we lose out on someone like Bruise and don't have someone who can deal with things like walls in our way or beating up a Steel type. Or we miss out on someone with super senses.
>>28648045>>Devon(Dark/Fire)No. Either Bruise or Alexis or nobody, I don't care.>>Sanna (Water/Grass)Fine>>Alexis/Goldenrod with a preference to Goldenrod.(Esper)Goldie
>>28648045I maintain my votes for:SannaAlexisPeriWhy Devon?
>>28648045Sticking with Peri, Bruise, and Goldenrod.I could see replacing Peri with Sanna, but I prefer Peri, Sanna is probably only going to be better than Peri, for our purposes, at live capture.
>>28648045SannaBruiseGoldieDon't wanna butt heads with Devon and we want our first mission to a success
>>28648075We have super senses. Voting bruisesannagoldy (goldy is just straight up better than her, we don't wanna fuck up our first mission)
>>28648069Not at all.>>28648070Devon will do whatever it takes to prove his worth, even if it means working under someone else. He's prideful and respects Cerulean in his own way.He is also a Dark type and I suspect that in the case that this isn't a wild goose chase that espers may be involved.He's also quite good at getting information out of people with non-esper means.
>>28648088Why in the world would you choose Alexis over goldenrod? He is better than her in every category. Now is not the time for social links.
One very good reason to take Alexis instead of Grumpy is because she is human. People look at us and see rangers and some people are prejudiced against pokegrafts.Just look at that hankerchief thing.
>>28648111Huh. Interesting.Well I suppose we have to work with him some day. And I'd rather take him instead of Bruise if people must have an anti steel type.
>>28648111I'd also like to test your ability at handling one of the more headstrong ranger trainees.
>>28648125Our group is going to stand out no matter what. Bruise is grey, Sanna is a massive ball of tentacles, and we're fluffy.
>>28648111Maybe next time. Voting Bruise. Grumpy. Sanna
>>28648104>goldy is just straight up better than her, we don't wanna fuck up our first missionGoldie has been known to go batshit insane during mission, disrespect authority and usually great us by expressing his hatred of us.
>>28648125>>28648134Wait butAlexis has a star on her forehead. She's not any less conspicuous then us, is she?
>>28648111>Devon will do whatever it takes to prove his worth, even if it means working under someone else. He's prideful and respects Cerulean in his own way.>He is also a Dark type and I suspect that in the case that this isn't a wild goose chase that espers may be involved.>>He's also quite good at getting information out of people with non-esper means.Y'know what? I like Devon. I would be OK with him coming.I would like to see how he handles working under us in a situation that (probably) doesn't involve monsters
>>28648134...we gotta take Devonhow can we be ELITE if take the easy route?SORRY BRUISE
>>28648111I can deal with having Devon on the team, and not taking him will probably make him harder to work with later
>>28648045Bruise, Goldie, Peri.
>>28648138Doesn't change the fact that some people would rather talk to a human then us.
>>28648125We already look like a fucking cat. And she looks like an emaciated delinquent with tatoos.
>>28648111I say take DevonSannaand Goldenrod
That said:VOTING TIMEApologies for the redundancy.> 1st Slot.> 2nd Slot.> 3rd Slot
>>28648153Alexis is bald and has a tattoo'd forehead. Solution = hat.Ceru is a 60+% furry. Good fucking luck hiding that.
>>28648075>walls in our wayuh, this is supposed to be inconspicuous, breaking down walls is a bit counter intuitive. And there is merely a possibility of facing a steel (which do not resist water and are frequently weak to it due to secondary typing), whereas mindreading is definitely going to be useful.>>28648111given the possibility of espers I do like Devon now, more than Bruise who only covers for steel.[Esper][Sanna or Peri]Devon>>28648184>>28647823
>>28648184>1 Devon>2 Sanna>3 Goldie
>>28648184> Bruise> Goldenrod> Peri
>>28648152We straightened him out before and we basically put him under our care. It would insult him not to take him. We have never worked with Alexis, we have worked with goldy a lot.
>>28648184> 1st Slot.Alexis> 2nd Slot.Peri> 3rd SlotSanna
>>28648184> Alexis> Senna> Alexis
>>286481841 Devon2 Sanna3 AlexisAlexis can blend in better than Goldie which is the only reason I am suggesting to take her
>>28648184-Don't care- SanaGoldenrod
>>28648184> Goldenrod> Devon> Peri
>>28648184>Devon>Alexis>SannaWe must impress Boss! We take no fucking guff from Devon though.
>>28648219>Alexis twiceThere's only one.
>>28648219meant Devon for 3rd
>>28648240She can't clone herself yet?Lame. Teach her Double Team.
>>28648184 >Alexis >Peri>Sanna
If Devon gets picked, can we call him "Matchstick" when he starts mouthing off? I've been wanting to do this.
>>28648184Sanna grumpy Bruise
>>28648285>MatchstickThat's good. Wish it was more insulting...but good.
>>28648285I like it!Son of a BicZippo your lippo
>>28648184> Peri> Goldie> Devon
>>28648184 >Alexis >Peri >Sanna
Rolled 8 + 2>>28648285Can't we just call him a giant flaming faggot?
>>28648184Goldenrod bruise sanna
>>28648184AlexisPeriDevon>>28648303>>28648346Wow, I totally don't think these posts are by the same person.
>>28648285Sounds like something Ceru would call him.
>>28648184> Bruise> goldy> sanna
>>28648383They're not actually. Second one was me. Devon is just a stupid prof inspired idea.
Rolled 1 + 2>>28648383It could only end in samefagging. I can vote in so many ways!>A>B>C>B>A>C>A>C>B>C>A>B>C>B>A
>>28648440Then he should pick the most popular and do samefagless voting
>>28648440>Admits to samefagging>CRRITFAIIILL
>>28648463At this point, it would be faster to make a strawpoll
>>28648459Then people will bitch about MUH DYNAMIC IP and MUH SMARTPHONES
>>28648478No, keep it on tg. Just use samefagless voting.
Counted votes up to>>28648346>Writing
>>28648497You can stop now, the last 5 votes for that are obviously you.
So anons, just speaking hypothetically: What Monster Hunter monsters do you think would make interesting grafts?We could get Plesioth to turn our Water Gun into a cutting edge. Bruise could get Brachydios to explode things when he hits them. Kitty could get Lucent Naruga and be an invisible assassin...
Also, cool your jets, regardless of the outcome it'll be interesting how each trainee's talents are used.
>>28648537Please tell me Devon isn't coming.
>>28648556>Being this scared of Devon
>>28648537Indeed. >>28648523That weird ass water/ice one was neat.
>>28648523I don't know monhuns. I hope others do.
>Sortie>[Goldenrod]>[Sanna]>[Devon]They will be informed and ready for the next day, the mission will begin tomorrow!Giovanni nods upon your choices, a smirk upon his face,"It will be interesting to see how Devon works under you. Should he prove to be a good follower I may consider him worthy of leading a team in the future." Giovanni takes a long blink, his smirk pulled further."Ah yes, I'd also invited you here to mention that in Pallet Square's Research institute you should find an associate of your mother's checking in, if you'd like, I'll call them to inform them that you're on your way. Unless you have preparations to make, of course."You're going to change into street-clothes and then...> Go to the research institute.> Go to Lavender Spire to bring Lilac some cake.> Inform the team of the mission in advance(may require hunting them down.)> (Other)
>>28648569Not scared of him, it's just a stupid idea to bring him. The only thing he is good for is intimidation. Goldy could just mind rape them and we don't have to deal with his dumbass. And why would anyone pick Alexis over Goldy? Oh yeah MUH SOCIAL LINKS
>>28648602an... ASSOCIATE of our mothers?Explain?
>Bruise is going to think we didn't bring him because of the CPR incident.
>>28648604Devon is also immune to espers which Giovanni suspects the involvement of. And Alexis has already been explained as being, you know human.
Rolled 3 + 2>>28648602>> Go to Lavender Spire to bring Lilac some cake.Cake
>>28648602Heh. Should Devon prove to be a good follower, eh?I smell a bit of leadership we can hold over his ass. Interesting. I approve of this.Also, ooo, a visit from a mother's friend? Well...."We wanted to visit a friend for a late celebration, sir. I hope that's okay. Lilac, she couldn't leave the Spire, Agatha said, so I wanted to bring her some cake...um...can they wait a bit pretty please?"
>>28648602>[X] Go to the research institute.Something involving our mother! Let's go. We can see Lilac later.
>>28648617His ego grew three sizes that day
>>28648602>> Go to the research institute.I am too curious here.
>>28648602Inform giovanni of lilac. Fucking prof got fucking Devon in. Happy now? We didn't want him until you started arguing for him.
>>28648602Go to the research institute, we can sneak off to see lavender afterwards and we can wait until tomorrow to see our team because I want to see Devon's face tomorrow when he finds out his special assignment is working under Cerulean
>>28648602>> Go to Lavender Spire to bring Lilac some cake.Ask Gio how long they will be here for. We would like to see them, but other arrangements require our attention.
>>28648602Tell Gio that we'll talk to the associate in a little while but first>Cake
>>28648602Associate? Tell us who it is you cocktease.Also tell him about Lilac being interested in becoming a ranger.
>>28648602Inform giovanni of lilac. Or are we just gonna forget about our friends' greatest desire?
>>28648602>Giovanni nods upon your choices, a smirk upon his face,"It will be interesting to see how Devon works under you. Should he prove to be a good follower I may consider him worthy of leading a team in the future." Giovanni takes a long blink, his smirk pulled further.Guess we'll be helping Devon along with his character development!Well, we might not get the chance to see Lilac for some time, so let's take this opportunity to visit her.Oh, and let's go ahead and mention Lilac to Giovanni. Hear his take on the matter. If we could get him interested in helping Lilac become a ranger (or at least a role that'll get her out of the Spire), that'd be great.
>>28648602> Go to the research institute.We haven't seen our mother in what... several years at this point? We should be all over any information about her. I mean, this could be a really big deal for us. What if we find out that she's dead?>>28648570Gonna have to be clearer on that. There's like 10 ice/water ones. ...we could get them all and turn ourselves into a Cat/Narwhal/Sealion/Sea Serpent/Ape...
>>28648602> Go to the research institute.
>>28648602[X] Go to the research institute.
>>28648602it really depends on who our mother's associate is. I'm leaning towards [x]bring cake to lilac.
>>28648675I assume he was talking about the ice encrusted quadrupedal shark.
>>28648675It was some sorta super shark thing. Someone mentioned it before. Was neat looking.
>>28648602> (Other)Ask how long the associate will be here for. If they're leaving soon, we can see them and maybe even have a neat stories for Lilac to make up for it.If they're going to be staying a while, go see Lilac first.
>Cerulean>Devon>Goldenrod>SannaHuh...>Cerulean: Infiltrator/Face>Devon: Mystic Adept>Goldenrod Mage>Sanna... I wanna say effectively a street sammie.Trying to make SR comparisons here because they're beginning.I'm seeing.>Mention Lilac.>Head to Research Institute>Go to Spire.Good?>>28648708>>28648701I liked that one.
>>28648638>Being this butt flusteredI don't know what your aversion to Devon is. Are you one of those people who took a minor aspect of his personality (competitiveness) and blew it into psychosis? Because that's silly, yo.
>>28648730Yeah, sounds good.
>>28648730Page 10, Prof
>>28648701>>28648708Zaboazaigru>When swallowing an opponent it will swell up to massive proportions and will attempt to crush its target with its increased weight.God dammit. We already have self image problems. If we do go down that road, let's not get the parts that make us fatter.>>28648730Good to go. ...Shadowrun compari- ALL THE SHADOWRUNS ALL OF THEM
>>28648730I like it too Prof. And I don't even play MonHun. Wish I did though.Also, ha, nice party composition we got. good for investigation mission. We really didn't need Bruise. He's good at hitting things, that's about all.
>>28648742Well at least he isn't a milotic ranger.
>>28648730Sounds good to me.
>>28648771Thank you, starting new thread with next post.>>28648786>milotic rangerPure narcissus.
>>28648701>>28648708>>28648729Zabuazagiru, no english name yet.>>28648763Shadowrun Street Samurai, cyborged up mofos.
>>28648730>>Cerulean: Infiltrator/FaceSo much for being the sniper. Or is sniper covered under infiltrator? I don't really shadowrun.
>>28648780Man, Monhun has cool names.Also...it's a balloon shark? Neat.
>>28648811>Infiltrator>Ever not being sniper/skill monkey/FaceComon man.
>>28648805Or Biorg, I think.
>>28648730Bruise would've been a PhysAd Brawler, Peri would probably a PhysAd Infiltrator. We're an odd mix of Street Sam and Face, with close quarters and distance combat options, and enough agility to get away with Infiltration, but not a focus on it.
To the SR's, I thought about some kind of Essence loss mechanic for implants. Decided it'd be more fun to get crazy.
>>28648742It's not that it was Devon. I like Devon, not for this mission but I like him, it's just that everyone was against it even after giovanni suggested it. But the Prof steps in to argue for his favorite choice and it automatically wins. He needs to QM not play.
>>28648877Pls noI don't like systems that tell me how crazy I'm going.
>>28648886It wasn't really automatic. He asked did we want to hear advice. We did. We decided we agreed with the points he made.
If Devon flys into a rage (like it was stated he does) and kills a civilian in am so done.
>>28648886>>28648920What this anon said.I would have suggested Devon myself if I hadn't needed to leave earlier. It's always good to have someone intimidating in investigative missions.
someone archive this, if we're moving to a new thread
>>28648929Jesus. You make me more convinced we need to spend time with him. All this rampant paranoia.
>>28648920We saw giovanni advice and turned it down. You check the first swayed people weren't until Prof started arguing for it. If he wanted to remain neutral he should have given the bad (risk of civilian casualties, etc) and done it for the other candidates.
>>28648946You don't spend time with someone on your first (very important) mission. Besides its a dark type thing.
>>28648929You're assuming the worst. I know we've discussed Devon a little in the QTGs.That's only one of the possible ways in which his character could develop. He also has a professional side to his character, and it's in our best interests to cultivate that aspect of his personality.It was the same way with Goldie, really. He could have grown in a negative way if it wasn't for our intervention in his life.We don't just ignore something until it becomes a problem. We need to involve ourselves, to stop the problem from ever having to become one in the first place.
>>28648877I don't know how everyone else feels about crazy, but I feel the best way to portray it is to lie to us - to give us false information that we act on rationally - and then let us see the results of our actions. It's not like real crazy, but I think it's as good as we're going to get.
>>28648972You do know Devon's a kid, right?Just like us?Still in training, in fact. And our subordinate this mission.They don't tolerate hurting people, man. If Devon pulls any shit, we have ties to Giovanni himself. Even if we didn't, though, he'd get his ass grassed fast. Either dead, or graftless immediately.I really REALLY doubt people fuck around with Hellfire. Cinnabar Rangers strike me as the "Watch the fuck out of these kids because if you don't they could burn a city apart."
>>28648111>>28648134>>28648972These were the only posts Prof made in regards to why Giovanni suggested Devon to be on the team. Your agitation is making you confused.
>>28649013See>>28649011You save that shit for off duty. Besides it was specifically stated he only sees us as a "alpha male to beat" not rival, just next strongest opponent. And it was stated that it is very difficult to stop him once he starts fighting. Better pray for no combat
>>28648929I'm pretty sure that was about combat and not all the time.when it comes to dark type combat Devon is a berserker ,and Ceru is the cold and calculated type, but that doesn't dictate how we are out of combat
>>28649050It is his animal instincts, not him. One of the risks.
http://youtu.be/u05V472ZyB0?t=12m11sOkay, I don't like Zaboazagiru so much anymore.
>>28648972People asked "Why Devon." So I answered with Giovanni's character. With what Giovanni would say. The whole thing is sketchy.Hell, he even said you may just as well find nothing.>>28649050Your presumptions to the Cinnabar are correct. They don't even play around with real fire, regarding it as highly dangerous in terms of sparring and even forbidding them from the Veridian test.Hellfire is a colossal NO. The burn never stops hurting once inflicted.It may even never heal. He is absolutely forbidden against turning his flame against anything but a monster.
>>28649133Then like this anon said>>28649108It's battle instinct. Hopefully we won't be fighting at all this time. He'd be useful if we find a powerful Esper
>>28649133doesn't help that Ceru is a cat and he's a dog.
>>28649107I always assumed that Devon respected us in his own way, and Giovanni seems to think the same way as well.You think of him as a loose canon, but I don't think he is. That's the impression he gives you. The one he gives me is that he wants to be the best and he's not afraid to show off that ambition. His aggression is just posturing.It's difficult to stop him ONCE he segues into his Evil mindset. That's something that can be controlled.
>>28649151>He is absolutely forbidden against turning his flame against anything but a monster.Or straw dummies.
>>28648730The way I see it, we've got Maka, Crona, BlackStar, and I don't know Sanna enough to make a comparison.
>>28649151And there ya go. It's common sense for any military organization, man. Don't let your fear rule you. We're suppose to be the cool calculating and fluffy leader that gets all these guys to work together, right?>>28649133
>>28649108Yeah but if we face any combat at all. Or if he gets worked up. Or if he sees a monster (unnatural hatred, would induce rage) we're tucked. Burns from him NEVER heal.
>>28649151What WAS the Cinnabar cadets' test anyway?>>28648972Prof didn't really argue about it. He made one post about what Devon could do when asked why he was suggested.
>>28649151Evil instincts don't care about rules.
>>28649149That is considerably....considerably...less cool
>>28649151>>28649201Or, wait, I guess that's something we can ask Devon himself once we meet up with him and the rest of the team.Bonding opportunities and all that.
>>28649151Then you should have mentioned the downsides aswell. And talked about the other two and their pros and cons
>>28649238We asked why he suggested Devon. Not what are the pros and cons of all of his suggestions.
>>28649238Wasn't prompted for either of those things. You also seem to have a preformed opinion of the downsides as well.
>>28649201He only mentioned the positives of one side. That's is called arguing.
>>28649269>>28649238I don't think you are ever gonna be satisfied no matter what, man.How close are we to jumping ship?
>>28649151>>28649221I know Kitty's "Evil mindset" unconsciously reacts whenever she's annoyed, but is it because of the Evil typing or is it because of the specific move? Because I believe that was mentioned before?'Course, it's a whole different matter for Devon, who's implant already has the Evil typing.Just wondering if us people who only learned the Evil moves can actually suppress them or if they manifest unconsciously. Or if Kitty's case is just due to a specific move.>>28649269We already had an idea of what the downsides were, though. If we didn't, nobody would be arguing against Devon coming in.
>>28649265Preformed based on what was given earlier. And it's standard to provide all the sides, QMs should always be careful to maintain neutrality. Just continue with the quest.
>>28649269He was asked for Giovanni's opinion, not his own.He answered in-character and people made a decision based on that.The real question is whether or not you or other people can seperate IC and OOC decision-making. And which one are you using right now.
>>28649302We knew the upsides to. Or atleast they could be infered. Doesn't mean he should try to maintain neutrality. Saying we already knew them is a cop out
>>28649291We're 10th from the bottom.>>28649304Yeah, although I don't really think Prof was being biased at all, I understand and know that there are people around here who just go along with whatever options the QM has immediately raised without ever joining in on the discussion. So let's just try to avoid this sort of hassle in the future.
>>28649319That's what I was thinking. I just read it as IC talking. People seem to have a big problem separating it when a decision doesn't go their way.
>>28649339No one needs to ask why Devon shouldn't come, but people actually had to ask why he should, which is a noticeable difference.
>>28649319I can, and Cerulean would never choose Devon (firey, hotheaded, competent, loose cannon) over Bruise (its fucking bruise i don't have to explain)
>>28649302Kitty is a Persian.They naturally lash out for seemingly no reason at all, which is a reason she's been able to condition herself to a pseudo-evil mindset and use evil moves so effectively. It's similar to Crytten's habit of using deception and cold-blooded killing tactics to get food. Let's just say that Ceru is unlikely to be as predisposed to cutting bitches at random, and more disposed to act cute until it no longer suits purpose.At least, in the future.
>>28649368The fact that the issue was raised means all sides should have been presented.
>>28649402Then ask, though it would've taken even longer.Almost done with next post.
>>28649399>act cuteMy entire life is a lie
>>28649368>>28649402Man you guys really know how to make me stop caring.>>28649399New thread al->>28649423Whoo!
>>28649423It's just something you should think about when doing that.
>>28649375I can see reasons why Cerulean would bring Devon onto the team. Giovanni presented him as an option, being one.Another is that we've been developing Cerulean towards being 'professional' when on the job. So personal feelings on others (of which we have not yet decided what Cerulean thinks of Devon; we can be annoyed and angry at him, but we haven't settled yet on whether her thoughts on him are still that shallow or if she actually hates/fears him like some anons do) can be put aside for the job.
>>28649375>"I'd also like to test your ability at handling one of the more headstrong ranger trainees."Yeah it's not like we don't want to constantly prove ourself to the Boss- OH WAIT>ELITE
>>28649447Well then, as long as no ill feelings are had, I'd say the issue is resolved.
>>28649485Pretty sure that means. > QM thinks it would be fun to write. We all know giovanni is a self insert of prof. Giovanni is only there to tell Cerulean what Prof wants.
>>28649545Giovanni is Giovanni, he's not a mouthpiece. Occasionally he shows different opinions than Ceru does because actual characters have opinions.
>>28649545Eurgh. Oh gawd.
>>28649560He also wears speedos, and the mortal mind cannot fathom a fa/tg/uy in a speedo
>>28649593Case closed.Now everyone shut up, the next part'll be up any time now.
Bruise:be envious of cerulean's cool new training rig
>>28649627Can you imagine.Can you fucking imagineBruise with a Macho BraceTHE HORRORTHE HORRIFYING MUSCLES
>>28649635All aboard the new ship.>>28649640Could always let him borrow it.
>>28649375You do have to explain.What exactly would Bruise provide?He's not exceptionally stealthy, and while he's no idiot he's also not a genius.He's pretty much good at hitting things for an extended period of time.And... that's it.
>>28649640'Course, it'd be easier on him than on us. Unless the brace adjusts for the individual?>>28649654Cool.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/28642439/Thread archived, people!
>>28649627Oh, he is already mad jelly, we saw such during pushups.If we talk to him soon (including the talk about the birthday party) we should explain that the team composition has nothing to do with that. It is just that this is a on-standard mission primarily inside the dome, we don't even know if we are going to be fighting anything.
>>28649663You forget a few things actually.He is a tracker, has damn good observation skills. He can deal with any sort of physical barrier or obstacle in our way, is fast as fuck, we work well with him, and he can beat the fuck out of a lot of things.
>>28649663True. Bruise is folksy. He helps people to relax.But we've already got ourselves as the face. We're the CHARMer.>>28649700Devon is a Houndoom, a pokemon much more suited to hunting. So he's a tracker too, possibly even better.Devon may not be able to mash obstacles, but he's strong and fast too. And I'm sure he'd be happy to beat on stuff.