Opening theme>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F468us4qCUEPreviously: An electromag tram carries a young rocket to her home, seeking a gift for a friend that could not bear witness to her birthday celebration. A man sneers at her from the corner of her vision and she greets him kindly, opening the damn that would be the confession of his woes and a lead on her most recent case.A song is heard and a fragrance smelled, only one followed to the portal of a tangled ally. The young rocket finds that her acquaintance bears a liking for perfumes, yet the strong odor forced out the contents of her stomach, forcing her departure.Arrival at the Lavender Quarter is an odd thing at night, yet still odder is the result of a Miko's obligatory spirit check. A phantom lingers upon the young rocket, and thus she is told she should stay the night amongst the dead and their communers.Known characters>http://pastebin.com/k2xnqqvBMonster Index>http://pastebin.com/wxwgrCqbCharacter Sheet>http://pastebin.com/7CJx3gq1Twitter:>https://twitter.com/AoPHquestLore>http://pastebin.com/vy0a6Z9r
The best time of the week is finally here! Again!
>>28886751Reporting for duty!
>>28886751Rocket Cadets Reporting!
>>28886751Yes I didn't miss it this time
Time to get spooky
>>28887158I bet it turns out they all just sit around in loose pajamas eating junk food and watching horror movies
>>28887219YO MY MAN
You feel Lilac pull you away from herself, shivering slightly from your cold embrace with an ecstatic smile upon her face,"So, you brought it right?"You give your friend a happy nod and present the cake container to her, a quick hand on her part, relieves you of the baked good and she holds it up in the air with a small amount of reverence."Cake! You actually brought it!" She hops around a bit, spreading the low and sullen incense smoke around the room.A few twirls later, and she finally stops to open it, a slight tear glimmering in her eye as she bears a sad smile,"Oh, I broke it.""Wh-what?" You toe over and peek at the box. Seems that in her joy, the cake's all smashed and rocked around."I-I'm sorry Cerulean, you brough this for me and I.. and I..." Lilac trembles a bit, as the tears begin to get a little bigger, as always she's overly excited and extra emotional when it comes to kindness.With a little hug around her waist, you assure her that its okay. It's still good after all.The two of you chat for some time about the party that she missed. Lilac listens intently, invested in the volleyball match, laughing about how Bruise played dead, and then "ooo-ing and ah-ing" at your macho brace."So it even makes it hard to breath? That sounds awesome, I'd love to try it! Can I try it Ceru, please, please?""Uhh, I don't think that's a good idea," You confess," It's my size, and umm.. I don't know. I'm a lot stronger than you." There's a glimmer in Lilac's eye at this challenge," Stronger than ME, you say?"She immediately resigns," Well. I guess it's a given since you're pretty much part monster and all. I've seen what they can do from here. At least, in the times that I've channeled lost rangers. It's still amazing though."You scratch your head lightly, a bit bashful," Well yeah, I guess."The blue flames of the candles flicker their light throughout the hazey room.
>>28887366> "So, the miko said there's a phantom..."> "What do you think of Bruise?"> "How are the spirits doing?"> "Sorry you couldn't make the party."> "So you really want to be a ranger?"
>>28887393>So, the miko said there's a phantomS-s-sleep over, Lilac?>Sorry you couldn't make the party>So you really want to be a ranger?
>>28887393Waaaaaaaait lilac as a ranger sounds Deeeeeeeeeeeelcious. but would they allow her to volunteer?
>>28887393>>[x] "So, the miko said there's a phantom..."I bet its an elaborate ruse for a sleep over....play along with ti
>>28887393[X] "So, the miko said there's a phantom...""The Miko said there was a phantom, and I was thinking of staying the night. Do you mind if I sleep with you tonight? I promise I won't be too cold, and I make a good pillow."Also we should ask if she can find out where the phantom came from and what it wants.>>28887444Agatha doesn't seem to want Lilac to go out in the world.
>>28887444It's not as if mediums can't be rangers. It's just that Agatha does not let the mediums under her be rangers, as they are a precious resource. Lilac especially.
>>28887393>> "So, the miko said there's a phantom...">> "What do you think of Bruise?"I kinda wanted for Lilac and Bruise to work.
>>28887393>>[X] "So, the miko said there's a phantom...
>>28887479Yeah, we should definitely see if Lilac can't let us speak with the phantom ourselves.>>28887487But delicious /ss/.....
>>28887366> "What do you think of Bruise?"then> "So, the miko said there's a phantom..."
>>28887393does lilac do physical training in her off time? If not, then we should bring goldy and say that she needs to beat him(in physical endurance, no need to have spars) to have a chance of joining us.
>>28887499>/ss/I don't get it, Bruise and Lilac are two years apar- Oh. Kitty.
>>28887481if we were older and an asshole, I'd say assassination but as we are a little girl who's heart is more golden than the iron giant'sI recommend pouting
>>28887487I second this.
>>28887527It actually took me a few threads before I realized the reason why Bruise spent the entire party in the cold pool.
>>28887479>Agatha doesn't seem to want Lilac to go out in the world.Agatha doesn't want any medium outside of Lavender. I have a feeling that Mediums are really prized amongst strong nasty spirits.
>>28887796Prized? It's the other way around, isn't it? Mediums are our region's defense against those spirits.
>>28887836Strong Mediums are.Weak/inexperienced Mediums? lolno.
>>28887886Whatever gave you that idea? Aside from pessimism/a desire for dark implications? It's not that I can't understand/sympathize with the feeling. It's just that I don't see any hints of it. It's just a possibility.
>>28887918Because ghost is strong against itself. Would make sense that mediums are more vulnerable to attack by malicious spirits, including possession.
>>28888040Yeah, see. That doesn't really point towards the mediums being offered up as sacrifices to ghosts. Just that they're mutually vulnerable against their enemies.Now, if they were being offered up as a sacrifice to Agatha....
You pout a little, recalling Lilac's wish from some time ago. She's brought it up now and then in passing. You've had mind to run it by The Boss, yet always thought it'd be a bit imposing to ask.For, if anything Boss would need to do something about Agatha.Maybe if you complete the mission you'd at least be able to ask something like that. It's be worth a shot for your friend."Lilac, you really want to become a ranger?"The girl with namesake eyes beams in the blue dusky light, nodding fervently,"More than anything. I want to be free of this place and dance with all the living and deceased alike in this world." Lilac's eyes glaze over in a dream-like stare as she enters a brief state of fantasy."The danger, the thrill. Dancing upon death's door at a knife's edge. Would I be the next to be channeled, or would I live another day? Beasts and monsters from places unknown and untouched by humanity. I want to know what lies beyond not just the spire and the dome."The medium clutches at her billowing robes, forcing out her true shape, that is actually rather waspish, as she falls back into her assortment of pillows and the like.For the moment that she's enraptured by her fantasies, you smile plainly at her, realizing what you need to do for her. She's been here for too long, right? You look around at the gallery of candles upon the walls. Each one representing a spirit that the mediums control. In this room alone, you'd reckon that they number well over a hundred in Lilac's alone. Actually, now that you think of it..."Umm Lilac? I come up here a lot but... I've never been able to walk up to the next floor, why is that?"The sprawling Medium sits up at once, her eyes focused on you with her usual half-mad glimmer of a smile,"Oh, that. Well. Sometimes I'm on the 3rd floor, other times I'm on the 21st, and still others I'm upon the 50th or 67th. You keep walking until you find me though, right?"You nod slowly,"Right..."
>>28888070I think you have a different interpretation of 'prized' than was intended or something.
"That's because," She raises a finger, bending it slowly as she beckons forth one of the flames. As it pulls away from the candle, you see that these candles are never changed as the wick is unburnt.>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKAoJ5oxfeI"It's because of them, the spirits that reside in this place." As the spirit floats before her, casting a ghastly blue glow upon her face, she waves a hand, bidding it to grow."Some say that fast is slow and slow is fast in the spire, though I've been told that it's all in how one approaches with purpose. A visitor seeks a medium upon a certain floor. Their willingness to see them determines how soon they find them." She looks from the flame, and her eyes meet yours."This is my room, and why there are no memorials here."You look back to the spiraling staircase that you had come from. The corridor had always made you feel a bit dizzy, though you never really asked why. Some things are strange even within the dome...Lilac returns the spirit flame to its candle, though she looks a touch paler for it," Will you be leaving me tonight? Or did you want to speak to me of the phantom that's tried tagging along?"Your eyes go a bit big at that,"Oh, yeah, that, right..."> What did you really want to ask about it?
>>28888284Well, first things first; we should know why the phantom is lingering around us.
>>28888284>> What did you really want to ask about it?Who is that phantom and why is he lingering around us?
>>28888284>Ask her about bruce>Ask about the phantom and having a sleepover tonight.
>>28888284"I was thinking of staying the night, and I would like to talk about the phantom.Who was the phantom? Why is he hanging around me? Does it have anything to do with the sad guy I met on the subway?"
>>28888284Well, it'd be interesting to know why we've got a spirit snagged on our soul or clothing or whatever.And it doesn't really seem viable to return to the dorms tonight, so operation spooky sleepover is go.
>>28888369Sounds good to me.
>>28888284who it was and what it wants
"Well, umm, I guess I picked it up somewhere since a couple days ago. I met a weird man on the electro-tram today. Think it might have something to do with him?"Lilac leans over her pillows to where you've taken seat, staring you directly in the eyes, seeming to search for something not unlike she's done before."Yes, yes, there may be something in that. Some people that don't come to the Church or Spire for cleansing may have things like that floating about. It's odd though."Lilac's face scrunches up as she resumes her former position."Usually a spirit moves on when someone calls them to this place. The check by the mikos at the door is done more as a formality or tradition. Indeed, this is odd."Your mouth droops open a little," I really don't like this Lilac, it's weird. I'm going to be okay, right?"Your friend chuckles at that, a bit more giddy than she should be,"Oh yes, yes, you'll be fine. Though that's only because you're in my room and I'm here to take care of you."Lilac reaches out a hand, her long nails almost like claws as though touch your head, feeling around your horn."What are you-""Shhh..." She quiets you with a single digit over her lips as she sbats her eyes shut and concentrates deeply, her hair slowly beginning to dance and writhe about her."The visitor does not remember its name. Not its name, history, or origin." She frowns at that, obviously displeased."What remains of its memories are scattered and hard to grasp like this,"She draws her hand back, a small smile drawing itself upon her face once more,"That's all I can gather like this.""Like this?" Your mouth betrays you.Lilac's visage darkens with a sinister grin,"No name. No one to call it. Only its slight attachment to you. We could use it, though you'd have to be the one to channel it."
>>288888202spookyWhy the hell is Lilac so adorable
>>28888820Lilac, why are you best girl?
>>28888820lets do it!
>>28888820>You're the expert my friend, I trust you*hug*
Not liking where this is going already, you clutch a hand over your heart and squirm a little in place,"Wait, you mean I c-could channel it?"The air before you is replaced with Lilac's eyes boring right into yours with an ephemeral glint in her flower-colored eyes.Her voice but a whisper through her sunless lips,"With my help Ceru, yes."Lilac place a hind upon your thigh, squeezing it gently as her visage pulls back to reveal a progressively manic desire within her."It's been some times since I've channeled, and it'd be a first for you with an unknown entity. It could even take..." Lilac's voice whispers through the smoke the next few words."All night long."> Channel the phantom...> Refuse. No way are you letting a ghost in your body!
>>28889030>Let's do this sweet thang
>>28888820>>28889030Lost my trip there.
>>28889030>[x] Channel the phantom...Threshold, 50.
>>28889030>> Channel the phantom...Lilac, you're so smooth. I bet the phantom is gone already and she just wants to be with Ceru for more time.
>>28889030>"All night long"Dammit Lilac! Stop making me like you more.[X[ Channel the phantom...
>>28889030Aww yissssThere is no way this will end poorly. With the girl forbidden from channeling.Hrm.
>>28889030[X] Channel the phantom...Let's do this. Make sure to get comfy before we start, it could take a bit.
>>28889030>[x] Channel the phantom...We do plan on getting a Froslass sooner or later. Might as well get a taste of what being a medium is like.
>>28889030>Lilac places a hand upon your thighI wonder about my typos sometimes.
And now my fear of being up all night and going into the first day of our mission sleep deprived rears its head.
>>28889030>> Channel the phantom.../u/ time
>>28889140typos ... or subconscious ?
>>28889163Too ELITE to be affected by sleep deprivation.Plus, we already got a great head start on things by bumping into the suicidal dude on the tram.
>>28889203Do you mean Ara ara~?
>>28889030>Lilac place a hind upon your thighWait what?>>28889140>Lilac places a hand upon your thighLEWD! Both! LEWD!
>>28889197Unless Prof has a thing for female deer I don't think him misspelling hand as hind has any subconscious implications.
>>28889259could be interpreted as her sitting on Ceru's lap. As in hind end/quarters.
>>28889252Nah, this isn't ara ara~
>>28889283Ara ara~ means "oh my" in japanese.
>>28889140>>28889259>>28889275Lilac may wear deer pajamas or somethin
>>28889315TL Note: Ara Ara~ means Oh My.It's also an efficient term to cause eargasms.
>>28889030> Refuse. Can't afford to stay up all night before our first real mission.
>>28889315Another thing to add to the list of shit I would have never learned if I didn't browse 4chanI thought it was the name of a character archetype.
>>28889343>Lilac is secretly a Deerling or Stantler
>>28889030How long would we have to Rest to get a full night worth of sleep?
>>28889030>>28889436Oh yeah, we'll always have Rest to help us catch up on some sleep.Although I think how much time we use up on this channeling thing depends on how well things proceed.
>>28889433if she becomes a ranger.......
>>28889436>Upgrade Rest from 1 to 2.>Sleep 30 mins>Full night's sleep
>>28889436At rank 1? A full night's rest. You guys really haven't upgraded it for all your desire to be defense "stronk"
>>28889030If the ghost possesses her, the macho brace should keep it in line, right?go for it, it could be a clue.
>>28889140>>28889197But how could someone put a helicopter on someone without even realizing it?
>>28889483Can we upgrade it right now? We gots a point.
>>28889483We have rank 2 Rest.
>>28889500Well, we'll have to train it first. But we could definitely pre-purchase it.
>>28889494ghosts anon ghosts
>>28889548>Training rest dedicatedlyWe learned it by napping next to Bryan by the pool.
>>28889531Corrected, I don't even remember upgrading that. I blame espers.Will still take a while to recharge, especially after this experience.
>>28889573>Will still take a while to recharge, especially after this experience.>especially after this experience.Can we please not channel this thing right now?
>>28889483We were too focused on awesome ice powers.Not that I'm complaining.waaaait Rest is rank 2.Let's hold onto that skill point first.really, if we knew that the story was going to have more investigation then fighting, the skill point allocation would have been a lot different
>>28889600Best to take care of these problems now before they become PROBLEMS.
>>28889629>Investigation, not combat.These are not mutually exclusive.
>>28889600There won't be another opportunity for this. This kind of event are one of a kind.
>>28889030>[x] Channel the phantom
>>28889664A once in a lifetime opportunity to disappoint the boss because >muh dark spirits
>>28889030>>28888820YOU DROPPED YER TRIP
>>28889600we may have to disengage macho brace, but otherwise Ceru should be fine.>>28889656I meant having investigation at all. I thought we were going to the outskirts of the city for recon or something, and that needs survival skills.This job favors Rest, Snarl, Feint Attack, and Quick Attack(although most of these are useful everywhere). Maybe thrown weapons for stunning human targets. It would have been nice to have an urban warfare skill too.
>>28889769Macho Brace is apparently already off right now.
>>28889724It might be a lead.>>28889769>Feint AttackNOPE you should know better than this anon.
>>28889779ohhhh right, forgot.An all-nighter or two should be fine, right? Right?this may end badly, but we can't NOT do this. I hope we won't need to burn tenacity though
>>28889825>NOPE you should know better than this anon.We used the fucking thing to chain into a hug on Alexis. This DARK ATTACKS ALWAYS BAD ALWAYS is dumb.
This is something we should want to burn tenacity/charm/whatever if needed.Anyway, I'm going to bed before I see the critfails coming. Good night guys, thanks for the uest professor, and please have mercy dicegods.
>>28889825I suppose feint attack IS a little excessive for sneaking up on civilians...
>>28889850Dark attacks abandon self-restraint we could end up killing civilians.
You swallow back your apprehension and slowly nod, gathering up your courage against the unknown and look Lilac right in the eye amidst her wild expressions and increasing mania. "Right, I-I'll do it. How do we begin?"You feel the presence of Lilac's hand vanish from your leg, and she rises up, her voluminous robes following after her as she grabs a few candles from the walls and brings them over, throwing back excess pillows until only two remain. One for you, and one for her.She then sets the candles numbering five around the two of you, the flames drawing first a circle of blue flame around the two of you.You suddenly feel a little weary for a moment"This is to contain the influence." Lilac explains as she gestures to the flames, drawing her hands out in a circle above her head before bringing them together in a loud clap, enshrouding the whole room in a brilliant blue that vanquishes all shadows save for one that lingers above you.When you see it outlined, it begins to panic all of a sudden, looking back and forth with gleaming red eyes, a cracked and worn away mask in its grip. A monstrous maw begins to open from the shadow as it roars, writhing about its fiery prison.Lilac looks upon the thing as a doting mother, whilst your heart pounds from the mad phantom's visage. Wild and ready to snap at the first thing that would even attempt to offer it comfort."Come forth nameless one, she shall wear your mask for you..." Lilac speaks in a hundred different voices reverberating within your mind, heart, head, and soul all at once while you feel the things connection to you become all the more apparent. Its rage and emptiness synchronizing with your own mind. You begin to hold your head in fear, breathing heavily the gentle incense of the room, having some effect at calming you down.
>>28889769We won't even be able to get Quick Attack for this job, though. That would require training.
>Steel / Fairy a best
>>28889916I uh...just had a thought.We're letting the wild angry phantom just talk through us right? It won't get any of our powers, will it?Cuz...yeah. Hope so. I think we're strong enough to cause a small disaster at the least.
>>28889937but Mawile is shit
>>28889965Yamask, I'd say.
>>28889916A Yamask? How did Ceru get possessed by a Unova spirit?
>>28889982Lilac might be strong enough to exorcise the ghost, if things escalate that way.
>>28889965Sounds more like Yamask
>>28889982>>28889916turn on macho brace TURN ON MACHO BRACE
>>28889996Oh hey. I remember an image of it being posted last time by Prof (?). He already spoiled it for us.>>28890004Well, our mom's colleague could have brought it with him and transferred it to us by accident.
>>28890004Yamask is the default presentation of human spirits. Did you not read the previous channelings?
Lilac holds out her hands to you, palm up. "Place your hands upon mine, this is only the beginning."You tremble with supernatural fear seeping into your mind, the exposed phantom thrashing against its imprisonment. You want to rip this horrible thing to shreds as it beats against everything that is Cerulean.. Why would you want to let it in? It's a monster, you should kill it, it needs to die.You inadvertently begin to snarl in instinct...> Calm yourself. Take her hand. DC 20 Charm+3 Ten +1> Enough, you can't go through with this. It feels.. wrong.> Attack it! It needs to die! Kill it, kill it!> (Other)
Rolled 11 + 4>>28890076Calm.
>>28890004Yamask is a pokemon born from human souls. They are literally a form of reincarnation, as far as that can mean when you become a living ghost.Read the pokedex entries on it. The canon entries, which says it has the memories of its human life and how the mask looks like their human face.
Rolled 3 + 6>>28890076>> Calm yourself. Take her hand. DC 20 Charm+3 Ten +1YOU FORGOT THE ROCKET TRAINING AGAIN
Rolled 8 + 5>>28890076>> Calm yourself. Take her hand. DC 20 Charm+3 Ten +1forget the rocket trINING
Rolled 17 + 4>>28890076calm
Rolled 17 + 4>>28890098>>28890101Er, wrong modifiers, guys.
>>28890076Don't forget the Rocket Trainning for a total bonus of +6, not +4.
Rolled 10 + 6>>28890076ROCKET TRIAINING
Rolled 11 + 6>>28890076assuming ELITE applies
Rolled 15 + 6>>28890076>[X] Calm yourself. Take her hand. DC 20 Charm+3 Ten +1 + 2 Rocket Training
>>28890093Yes. I'm aware of that.Next will you tell me that pokemon can evolve? Or how about Pokeballs are Round.
Rolled 12 + 4>>28890076>Calm downIt wants us to be afraid. That's what all monsters want. Don't let that instinct shit take over. Just trust our friend. She's really strong, possibly second only to Agatha herself"I trust you, Lilac."
>>28890114Prof wrote the modifiers wrong. He forgot the +2 from Rocket Training.He did the same thing last thread.
>>28890109>>28890114Noyce.>>28890115Ah, this anon is right. We should have gotten a +6.Do the two 17's still count, Prof?
Rolled 16 + 6>>28890076calm downhand ready on machobrace button
Rolled 1 + 6>>28890114SEE>>28890115>>28890076
>>28890109hopefully this counts since Ygg forgot to give the right mods.
>>28890155It's a good fucking thing this one doesn't count, even if Prof doesn't include the inadvertently wrong modifiers.
>>28890155i am sorry
>>28890169Don't worry bout it. Long since passed the limit yo
>>28890169It won't count.
>>28890155I'm curious what would have happened if this did count.
>>28890159Can't punish you guys for operator error. Like before, the Rocket training has steeled you for things like this.>>28890169Indeed, passed the limit. That would've been interesting.
>>28890201>Haunter lick>Violent shakes>We rage out>Berserk destruction
>>28890180It's fine. It's only the first 5 rolls. Prof takes the first 7 when he's asking for danger rolls. And even if Prof only takes the rolls with the correct modifiers, it's the 6th roll, so it's out.>>28890201We'd lose composure and give in to our primal instincts, I suppose.
>>28890179if Prof doesn't count the wrong modifiers, it counts as the 6th roll out of 7
>>28890201permanant posession, or we lose our shit and go on a killing spree
>>28890201Curiosity killed the cat...
>>28890219....yeah, I know. The first 7 rolls are only taken for danger rolls (1d100). Otherwise, it's the first 5 rolls.>>28890211Oh yes. Double 23's!
>>28890217other way around, its 5 for danger rolls, and 7 for all others.>>28890211SAFE
>>28890267Oh wait, it looks like we're both wrong. Best of 7 for matters of chance (1d100), best of 5 for danger rolls (1d100), and best of 5 for skill rolls (1d20).
>>28890301......derp, you're right
>>28890235What are you so excited for?Oliver and that Pewter kid that Bruise was friends with were also Yamasks.
>>28890334Cause I fucking looooove yamask
>>28890211Prof, I have a request. At the end of today's thread(s) or in the enxt QTQ, could you please tell us what would have happened if the critfail counted?
>>28890383I also have a request for another lewd writing,
>>28890423Dude.>Trainee Age: 12DUDE.
>>28890487SET IT IN THE FUTURE THEN
>>28890423>>28890487>>28890497Well, let's leave that sort of stuff for the post-discussion, gentlemen.
>>28889916>When you see it outlined, it begins to panic all of a sudden, looking back and forth with gleaming red eyes, a cracked and worn away mask in its grip. A monstrous maw begins to open from the shadow as it roars, writhing about its fiery prison.Sounds like its on the verge of evolving.Which is all kinds of bad.
>>28890535we're gonna need a second medium for thissunhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxyOTFQFWQ0
>>28890487hey anon http://pastebin.com/xyY29vsF
>>28890535YES YES YESthis is getting better and better
>>28890555As with all problems, this can only be solved with the aid of ACE VENTURA, POKEMON DETECTIVE!
>>28890559Mah gentleman of African decent
Tears well up in your eyes as you begin to tear through your gloves with the flex of your claws, hissing out your stress as you try to regain control over yourself.You're not here alone. Your friend is with you. She's powerful, she can control this thing. She can help you.Trembling with your body's implanted rage, you clasp your hands over Lilac's and she folds them around yours in turn. You find instant relief in her hands, the scream of the self-less spirit leaving your mind and conforming to the peace that a medium would demand of it.Only Lilac's expression is not one of peace, but some kind of pleasure before ecstasy. You've seen her wear that expression after she channeled Caiss, Bruise's friend."Now it begins." Once more, a hundred voices of not-Lilac speak through you.Your vision is obscured by something made of shadows, cracked and yet fleshy.You suck in air to scream before-
>>28890646Yo Prof is >pic related ever gonna show up? He seems like the kind of guy that would go far in this world.
>>28890632Just remember someone wrote a Ceru X Goldie Femdom ficJUST REMEMBER THAT
>>28890653Dude.That shitOh man.No one could possibly be THAT rich.>>28890646TIGHTENING ANUS INTENSIFIES
>>28890653>My childhoodI forgot all about that guy!That fucking ceiling mural.
>>28890719Man, of all pokemon movies, the power of one was my favorite
>>28890746> not he mewtwo onepleb
>>28890698Wat if he's the equivalent of Alex Rosewater?
>>28890746>>28890719I never saw any of the movies (except for the one with Mew and Mewtwo, but I only ever got to see a part of the ending). Who's this Lawrence guy?
>>28890719Professor.ProfessoooooooooorHe has to be a villain. The richest motherfucker in existence. HE COULD TOTALLY CAPTURE ALL THE WORLD'S LEGENDARIESRIGHT!?That airship has to be a huge piece of lost technology. Maybe we'll see the wreck some day.
>>28890768He flies around in a bigass floating fortress and hunts legendaries for sport.
>>28890768As I remember it a rich mother fucker who wanted to capture lugia.
>>28890746>Going to rewatch pokemon movies as Quest research.Watching every fucking episode of the anime would've been too much, but this is feasible. Especially for legendaries.>>28890796 You'll see.
>>28890768The only person in the anime who plays the Pokemon TCG
>>28890796Forget being a villain. He'd totally be my hero.
>>28890815The Iron-Masked Marauder would be an interesting villain.
>>28890845>Capture all legendary birds>Channel them into massive element powered airship cannons>Hold siege of large capital, demand to be made leader of the world>All this because you were bored.
>>28890815Y'know who I really wanna see? >this motherfucker
>>28890883>Not being made into leader of the world>After capturing the legendary monsters and making the world safe to colonize againYou ungrateful bastard. Next you'll say Boss Giovanni shouldn't be fed his roasted ducks after having 10 year old children hunt around a forest of death for them.
>>28890746I just really liked the 'Ash' pun. It's little touches like that which remind me a huge part of pokemon's success in the west was the work of the translators.
>>28890928 >Dat indoctrination
>>28890815Professor would be possible to use Unown for magic spells.
>>28890987 kinda terrifying
>>28890987Makes me wonder just how awful he really is.Is he "just" a greedy and cruel manipulator who only really cares about securing power from himself?Or something even worse?
>>28891099He's a nice man, any who says otherwise shall be given the great honor of helping with the testing of the newest weaponry
>>28891099He is a great man and any who say otherwise should be shot.
>>28891099I cannot stand to listen to you disparage our Great Leader. Report to the courtyard for your flagellation, cadet!
>>28890968I suppose this could work for us though, in the right circumstances. That said, the tricky part is not having people immediately say 'Cerulean? That water gym?'"And lo, mighty Kyogre will plunge the land into the depths, so strong that no army, no man or woman or beast can stop it. On that terrible day, when all have finally lost hope, dice shall be rolled to see which whether the fateful embrace of Cerulean shall coat all."
>>28891099Failure to trust in the Great Leader is treason.Treason is punishable by death.
>>28891224...Man, wouldn't that be funny? A mystic prohecy with a typo?
>>28891252I am positive this has been a plot point in fiction before.
>>28891252probably a mistranslation from ancient texts"He will be the one to bring balance to the force...""HIS SON will be the one to bring balance to the force..."
The suspense is killing me
So, uh... HOW BOUT THEM GHOSTS?
>>28891299Nah, Vader was totally the one to kill the empire, he just had to slaughter a few younglings first.
>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmZN7rbJLoc____________________________________________________________You find yourself typing away at a terminal, looking at numbers upon the monitor that scarcely make any sense to you. Yet your fingers move by themselves, understanding everything.You're in an office, the shadows flickering across your desk at things that should be there, yet aren't. Obscured, and unrecognizable.Shadows move around you in this place, and there are other box-offices like yours where other shadows clack away at dark space.Sound filters in, murky and disjointed. Voices from people that aren't here, and those that shouldn't be.Your fingers continue to move by themselves as numbers and names flow across the screen.This is what you should be doing, this is what you've done for a long time. It's small, and its niche, but someone's got to do it. Someone's got to keep track of all this.The question here though is, who are you?This bleak office holds not that answer, nor should it really matter, nor does it really. You just... "are."You hear something muted pierce the background fuzz." ___, hey.____ that report?" A shadow stands before you, and you rise up, collecting a few papers you've printed out around ten mimutes ago."Yes, _____ but _____seems ____ issue ____ his count."'"Oh?" The shadow takes the papers from you and a face forms as you focus upon it.Looking over the review, the faced shadow seems confused," ____Issue? Wh__""Pewter____ Wrong. ___ent email____ Remind ___self ____ look into.">What is this?
>>28891347some pre-disaster stuff?
>>28891347Silph Co. accountant. This is clearly the accounting issue Ms. Seraphis brought up. Perhaps.....someone was murdered? A colleague of the man we met on the tram?
>>28891347We're a coworker of that accountant guy?Though how long has this world had cubicles, computers, email etc?Considering the isolation, that could have been the status quo for centuries.
>>28891394If someone was then where is the body.
>>28891347Okay, the phantom has to do with Silph Co. most likely. Something about a count not being right and there being an issue with it.This guy said he'd look into it, something about Pewter so we might want to start looking there, and now he's a phantom. Which does not bode well for other people investigating this.
>>28891394This seems most likely, although it surprises me that this phantom is already so degraded.
>>28891347Oh dear.It seems an accountant somewhere noticed things wrong in silph co.And it seems someone didnt want things to be found.What a tragedy.What a terrible night for a curse.
>>28891347Seems like they're bringing up the error in accounting, and sent an email on the subject?Not sure what's in Pewter though.
I hope you all listened to the Lavender music for this post.
>>28891469I have it on constant replay in the background
>>28891469I already have a headache so no I didn't
>>28891469Just finished it actually.Well played sir, I am now terrified.
>>28891469Yes, but only when reading posts.
>>28891443We're....we're just looking through the memories of the phantom right now.....This ghost is probably the one who found the clerical error and, afterward, got murdered for it (before or after the blame was pinned on the guy we met on the tram). His ghost probably followed that guy for a while and, when we mentioned that we could help, it probably jumped onto us.
>>28891511Also watching Nightmare Before Christmas, so that's helping.
>>28891616But it's supposed to be long dead, isn't it?Maybe we should get a clarification on how long "long dead" is.Because I was thinking pre-pokecrisis long.
>>28891394>Silph Co. accountant. This is clearly the accounting issue Ms. Seraphis brought up. Perhaps.....someone was murdered? A colleague of the man we met on the tram?>You reason that this seems most likely. Someone died trying to look into this. The entire place shakes as you begin to realize this, yet none of the shadows here notice.>You see Silph logos appear upon the walls of this place where they are gaudily appropriate.>You faintly remember that you're not the man in this office, and a pair of bloodshot eyes expand upon the shadows of the wall, taking notice of you.>You may try to bring up the phantom's memories, as broken as they are.
>>28891654If it's that old....holy shit. I am suddenly super curious.I am so terrible with puzzle stuff though.
>>28891654>>28891668The point seems to be moot. We weren't the man in the office.Let's continue to dive into this.
>>28891668well, shit. How do we attempt to bring up memories?
>>28891616Makes me wonder what role the lady what hired us has to play with the accountants.You'd think she'd mention someone turning up dead if she was also investigating the errors in numbers.And was she the one to fire the guy we met on the train?
>>28891668Maybe the phantom checking his email, so we can learn his username and password?
>>28891724Giovanni posited that she was just an accountant herself looking to show up one of her superiors by pointing out one of their mistakes (such as just saying that this entire issue was just an error in accounting).
>>28891641I want to see Lilac be the Medium of Giratina. She be all "Rawr! Imma dragon!" and then Shadow Force bitches.
>>28891768B-b-but the Reverse World is like hell....which would make Giratina....
>>28891668See if there is anything to do with Miss Seraphis in his memories.Try to dredge up details about exactly what the error was, when he noticed it, why he mentioned Pewter.
>>28891760Or not the phantom, but the one in the office if possible?Also I don't like the sound of those bloodshot eyes.
>>28891668See if ghosty remembers angry tram man at all.Or Seraphis.
>>28891668>Check wallet and desk>Roll to remember.>Nat 20+Elite 2>Remember his entire life, spend the rest of the quest thinking we're some kind of catgirl accountant>>28891724The train guy mentioned that he wanted to go out to pokemon because it'd be an effective way to disappear. It's possible that Seraphis doesn't know this person is dead, only that they're missing. Or she knew and kept it to herself because... corporate reasons.>>28891797We created distortion. It's like in Inception. We stood out from the dream.
>>28891690Cerulean didn't remember who she was at first. Ghost mumbo jumbo.>>28891719>>28891690Something that might help. > Look into the email.> The death.> The man on the train.> (Other)[Be warned. The more you look through the memories, the more the spirit will assert itself against you. There's a finite amount of probing to be done before Lilac is forced to remove it from you.]
>Listen to that lavender town screeching twice>After eating a ton of tater tots and half a jug of eggnogI feel like I'm gonna puke now...
>>28891823>> Look into the email.
>>28891823>EmailLet's prioritize that. Then>Death
>>28891668>>28891823Who's work was this error appearing in? What site/facility was it regarding?
>>28891823>Look into the email.
>>28891823>[x] Look into the email.We need to find out what the email was about, then we can fill in the rest with our investigation.
>>28891823[x]the deaththat's the important part
>>28891854I think that's what we're hoping the email will tell us.
>Email>1d100 Danger Threshold- 10 They're watching.
Rolled 32>>28891929Oh my.
Rolled 52>>28891929LET THEM SEE
Rolled 43>>28891929Well they're gonna watch us crit-fail.
Rolled 9>>28891929I got this
Rolled 69>>28891929WHO YA GONNA CALL?!?
Rolled 44 - 10>>28891929Devil guide these dice!
Rolled 69>>28891951You totally do.
>>28891951YOU FUCKMONGERING PIECE OF SHIT
>>28891951You certainly did, didn't you?
>>28891951No you don't anon.
>>28891951Thank Arc you didn't include the modifier. That'd be a Nat 1.
So now that the whole night's wasted, who's up for some s'mores with Lilac?Assuming we're not killed by the ghost.
>>28891951m-maybe a good event roll will mean the spirit is becoming more cooperative?
>>28892003Do smores include cuddles?
>>28892003let us introduce this ghost lady to the power of smores.
>>28891998d100 danger rolls don't work like that.Nat 1 also doesn't work like that in ANY system. Natural 1 literally means that a 1 was rolled without any modifiers.
>>28891998There is no modifier.It's just a 1d100 with 10 and lower being the fail range.We almost got away with it too.
>>28892029If it wasn't that meddling Anon and his dice.
>>28892058I bet Prof Ygg was planning on having the fail threshold grow higher each time, thus limiting what information we could receive.But never mind that I suppose.The fun starts now.
>>28892020>>28892029Ahhh. I misunderstood the Prof's post. Thought he wanted d100 with a -10 penalty for the spirit's attention on us.And I learned what a natural 1 is. I'm full of knowledge now. But we're probably gonna score some nice psychological trauma when the ghost fucks up our mind.
Rolled 4Critfail check
>>28892127Fortunately, Evil is super-effective against ghosts.We just gotta get in the right mindset when we fight back.
>>28892144Low is better, yea?
>>28892144...Could be worse, I suppose.
>>28892151>>28892150Cerulean's usage of evil moves involves a mindless state, correct?Can't spook something that doesn't recognize it's spooky!
>>28892144Reminds me of when Zapdos passed by, although I think we got a 5 on the critfail check that time.
Professor, I've been reading your work since the beginning of Gargoyle Quest, and I must say: You've done a damn fine job, and you've only gotten better. I doubt you remember me and my participation. Your quests have always been some of the best on /tg/, and the premature ending of each previous one was heartbreaking. It was a good ride then, and I hope it will continue to be.One last thing; Keep kicking ass, mate. I'll be sure to read this quest in the archives tomorrow.
>>28892248Yes. It's basically us falling back onto Crytten's natural instincts and beating the fuck out of things. Not helpful in this situation, because we can't hit ghosts, and we'll likely go 10 grades of batshit on Lilac in the process. Is that new OC, Ampup, I think it was called, is that going to be the first-form of Zinogre? Because that's gonna be boss as shit.
>>28892248That explains how Evil type pokemon resist Ghost-type attacks, not necessarily how Evil attacks are extra effective against ghosts.Maybe as purely spiritual entities, ghosts are vulnerable to malice and suchlike the same way psychics are?
>>28892380Eh, while it's true the attacks themselves won't do anything to a ghost, the killing intent behind them might be effective on their own.
Slow thread tonight...Anons, I ask you: We're currently Ice/Water type. If you could change ONE of our types, which would it be, and why? What would you change it to?
>>28892581I like the peace. But I wanted steel. Or dragon typing. Or electricity. Any combo of those.Not happening for me though.
>>28892581Eh, we have a good thing going here.Any of the rarer types would severely limit future grafts.
>>28892581I'd change ice. Because I wants more hugs.
>>28892581Can't change either, because ice goes with water so well.Maybe throw psychic in there somewhere, but that's just because psychic is OP as fuck in gen 1.
You try to think to the email, that's the most promising lead you can garner from this, and you need to "remember" it.>http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=LgY8pZgtDjQ#t=21 Skip to 0:20The office rumbles as the eyes focus upon you intently, the place shifting and churning as you try to think to the email. The rattling breath of the passed on gives way to the dark walls breaking away into an open maw beneath the eyes as they leer upon you.Your heart begins to pound, and a memory floods into you as the phantom draws upon you with an absent mind and an intent to take more from you than you'd ever be willing to give.> Charles Zaphrain has sent a report of the numbers run from the Pewter warehouse's stock of metals from the quarry. There is a substantial disparity between the stock and the numbers reported having been mined. This will require looking into. >Forward this to Miss Seraphis for her her appraisal and possible review of superior staff.As the thing draws upon your vulnerable spiritual body, you feel this world torn away suddenly. The cracked shadows upon your face get cast away.Tired, and a little woozy from the whole experience, you fall forward into Lilac's lap, woozy, yet the medium is not quite done with her task.In the bleary corner of your vision you see Lilac open her mouth wide, wider than she should be able to.With a bright expression she gnashes away at the tail end of the spirit, forcing it down her throat right up until the mask.At that point, she holds the empty thing tenderly, caressing it as it breaks away into dust and then nothing.You pass out, retiring for the rest of the night.
>>28892645One of the reasons water is such a great type is because it (mostly) auto-unlocks ice-type moves. Between the two types, we have a strong attack range againswt most things. If you have dark, normal, water and ice, your attacks supereffective against nearly all things (freaking magnemite!). People grabbed ice to get STAB + plus avoid risk of evolving with a third type, though I dunno that it was a great move. Ideal choice would be to replace ice with something that is an extremeley strong defensive typing (Steel/Water is the 5th best typing combination in the game), or else something that grants offensive attacks that can trump anything we don't already have an edge against (FREAKING MAGNEMITE!)
>>28892734Lilac aint afraid of no ghost!
>>28892784Steel no longer resists Dark.
>>28892734LILAC ATE MAH NIGGAH YAMASK!
and now, a bad idea:Putting high flammability kerosene in our arm water chambers so that we can use flamethrower attacks.
>>28892734So...Agatha teaches the technique of ghost munchies?That's fucking metal as shit man.Holy fuck.
>>28892622Ghost isn't a type, I believe. It's part of why some people are clamoring so much for Frosslass.>>28892697It occurs to me that we may well get outhugged by Bruise if he ever goes Machamp. >>28892734Jesus, that death rattle.And that Lilac.Think of what Agatha is like.
>>28892734She just ate a soul.That's vaguely disturbing, though it was him or us kind of.Still wonder why Seraphis hasn't mentioned this.
>>28892372I actually do remember you, and thank you very much. One of the reasons for the premature endings is that I saw what I could do better with new starts. Not necessarily justifying it, but a part. I only hope to keep getting better, as this is pretty much an established hobby.
>>28892784I guess.But I don't like water types. Too common. And I don't like how picking water auto decided our second typing.
>>28892825Remoraid is already capable of using Flamethrower.
>>28892856I assume that we do it by putting flammable stuff in there.I also assume it's a bad idea.
>>28892784It's four times weak to ground if it isn't using magnet rise yet. We have access to a ground move. lol mud shotoh, and it is neutral to water, so that isn't so bad.
>>28892734>ask Lilac about Bruise
>>28892856Though one of the disadvantages with Crytten is it pretty much prevents us from learning it.
>>28892856>>28892825The Freezer Array gives us a -5 rank to all Fire skills. Let's not even try to do fire, it won't work well.
>>28892734sorry about passing out like that lilacWe should have had smores
>>28892914Eh, pretty sure she ate something tastier.And just think, if we get a Froslass, so could we.
>>28892930I do not want SO hard
>>28892930Fuck yes, snowruntWE'RE A COMING FOR YA
>>28892851Well it didn't really, it's just that we got offered a super special saber-toothed snowflake pokemon so our savvy voters said 'Say, this seems like a sterling choice that we won't get again! Let's go for it!'. This was half because we were after the dragon-typing, but that was an untterly bogus (lack of) plan from the start.
>>28892877Have our sanity stripped away as a ghost invades our bodyPass out as our slumber party host devours a soul.Wake up hours later, 0 fucks given. "So anyway, we were talking about Bruise."Now we need to meet the train guy and ask him about Charles Zaphrain. >>28892930We are gonna freak out the normals so fucking bad. With Frosslass, we'd be some kind of catgirl-ghost-seel-with gun arms that feeds on souls. I wonder though... would it be in character for us to ditch our Thick Fat because it makes us self-conscious?
>>28892947It's not all that special. Just a saber tooth tiger
I am perfectly content with letting our ghost-friend deal with ghost problems.I don't want none of that shit
>>28893018Not even if it could get us Phantom Force?
>>28893018Eh, it's more just a precaution so ghosts won't deal with us.
You awaken in the morning with Lilac sleeping soundly, your head still resting in her lap. It seems as though you haven't been moved since you passed out. Then again, neither has Lilac since she... Ate the phantom.San-checkTen+1 R+2DC 20
>>28892977I can imagine Ceru getting some sage words of advice from mommy about beauty. >Well of course it's only skin deep. It's a subcutaneous fat layer!>>28893009Mainly refering to the fact it was an OC. If it had been a pokemon everyone knew, the player reaction may have been a bit less enthused about it. That said, having the ice-typing does seem in character, following in the footsetps of our mother.
Rolled 14 + 3>>28893073I got this guys.
Rolled 8 + 3>>28893073
Rolled 4 + 3>>28893073one one one one one
Rolled 7 + 3>>28893073Hey, what was that about bruise?
Rolled 18 + 3>>28893073
Rolled 8 + 3>>28893073Such ELITE
>>28892977>would it be in character for us to ditch our Thick Fat because it makes us self-conscious?No
>>28893105that was close
>>28892977if it works at all like dolphins, we won't really mind the fat layer much.
>>28893105I saved us from san loss.
>>28893105Barely made it.
Hopefully the thick fat stops being less kid-that-can't-stop-eating-twinkies-tier once Ceru is no longer 4'1".Adult height should be more down with the thickness.
>>28893073what would san loss have entailed Prof?
>>28893176especially with all the goddamn working out she doesHonestly the amount of food she must eat to maintain caloric equilibrium is probably staggering. Bruise too.Not goldie though.
Is it just me or are these DC inordinately high?
>>28893105Ceru gives no fucks. Ever.just don't fuck with her friends
>>28893200Going by Gargoyle Quest san loss, shit would have been BAD.
>>28893176Dewgong seems pretty sleek, so maybe evolution will make the blubber be better distributed?
>>28893214we've got five rolls, man.It may be a high DC, yes, but we've got a lot of chances.
>>28893211>Not goldie though.Don't count the scrawny fuck out of the running. Brains take a LOT of energy, and big psychic brains probably take a lot more than regular human brains.
>>28893214Bitch ate a human soul.
>>28893264he shall live on in my heart
>>28893245true. Rangers must be -quite- expensive to maintain, both at home and in the field.>>28893264we're dealing with it. Just gonna... smooth that over in the ol' brain.
>>28893176>>28893230while looking up cold water species of dolphins for reference on what their blubber looked like, I found one with an... interesting name. The Hourglass Dolphin.
>>28893176Everything in this post made me smile.And you've reminded me how someone pointed out in a previous thread that we'll probably end with mad curves when we grow up.>thinking we'll live that long>>28893214They've been pretty steep recently. Of course it figures that we pass the steep ass San Loss after failing the super easy roll in the dream.>>28893264Someday, that will be us eating souls alongside her. Hahaha... it's funny because we've lost our humanity.
>>28893230Speaking of evolutions, I'm curious about how they work in this setting. I remember it being mentioned that our remoraid parts were close to evolving a few threads ago. Are we going to suddenly burst out in tentacles? Or does it depend on what parts we have integrated?
>>28893295I think Prof said it'd be internal only since that's the only parts we got.The omnigun will be ours.
>>28893295Arms are gonna get a bit thicker. That's all.
>>28893295evolutions adapt to fit their purpose on someone. so if you are using something in a new way, it will get better at it if it evolves. like our Crytten claws becoming retractable once we evolve. and probably a bit longer and sharper too.
>>28893294>And you've reminded me how someone pointed out in a previous thread that we'll probably end with mad curves when we grow up.>thunder thighs
>>28893437I've always prefered runners legs with a tight ass but that's just me.Hmmm we basically combined two opposite body types. The sleek slender cat, and the big billowy seel. what will we turn out as?
>>28893541Have we ever had milk? cause we probably love that shit.
>>28893572We probably love eating fish too.Isn't there a dish where you put some fish in milk?
>>28893585>We probably love eating fish too.Crytten likes to eat seel.
>>28893491>>28893437Fun fact Dewgong stores thermal energy in its body.
>>28893585We'd probably love eating Seels.
>>28891299Luke didn't bring balance to the force thoughVader brought balance to the force by removing the Jedi and the SithHis son began unbalancing the force again by rebuilding the jedi
>>28893572>>28893585>>28893599>milk>fish>seel>implying we can catch enough pokemon to eat real food
>>28893601>It's SO wrong but it tastes SOOO right.And Bruise and Goldie are looking at us like "Are you fucking kidding?"...we could always graft Deviljho and just eat everything ever.
>>28893633When we're out there in the wild working as a ranger, we'll have to catch what we eat.
>>28893638we could have literally eaten anything or substance ever if we had taken Feebas
>>28893641Well, that's something to look forward to.but no, we probably haven't had any.
>>28893633I still think Magikarp should still be ridiculously ubiquitous.Only reason I can imagine that the species hasn't gone extinct due to nobody wanting to deal with Gyarados.The pokemon lay a ridiculous amount of eggs which somehow spread to every damn water source.Maybe the eggs somehow wind up in clouds and rain down across the world.
>>28893641magikarp probably taste pretty good.
>>28893658While milotic would makes sense for ceruI fucking hate milotic
>>28893672simple, Gyarados protects magikarp, or atleast the magikarp spawning grounds.
>>28893658We can still get Feebas. All you have to do is realize that implants can be transferred.>>28893693Hello Twisted Mustache
>>28893672Gyarados was noted by Prof earlier on as a city destroying catastrophe, so I suppose it'd be hard for a magikarp to survive long enough into the wild to fully mature.Also, Prof, when you said city, do you mean only a portion of the dome or the entire place?
>>28893693Not saying we should have taken it, just that that is a benefit of it.
>>28893105>Success!Your eyes snap open wide as you receive flash backs to that office, the eyes, the email. Your heart begins to pound again in your chest and you recoil from Lilac, curling into a ball, panicking as the backlash of that experience takes its toll upon you.The lingering thoughts of the phantom keep trying to whisper to you, convincing you that you're not Ceru, that you're "it."The pressure against your mind builds and builds as you mount your resistance, focusing on who you are. The same facts that bring you back from your "evil mode" allow you to calm yourself here."Lorelei's daughter.""Rocket Ranger""Cerulean of Cerulean Quarter."Simple things, yet they suffice. They suffice.As you calm yourself, you see Lilac's awoken, looking at you with some concern that fades away into a bit of a yawn. You notice something different about the room. You see the blue flames clearly now, "The incense is gone?Lilac looks in turn, glancing to her right,"Ah, yes. It's all burnt out. I'll need to pick up some more. The spirits here like it." She smiles gently, a hand upon her stomach with some perverted form of a mother's glow."It's.." You mumble out, a bit dreary-eyed, unrested from the prior night."Gone. A part of me now." Lilac's eyes seem to have an unnatural presence to them."It is what we must do with naughty spirits that will not rest. I did this to protect my one and only friend." Lilac leans over and scoops you up from the floor by your neck and shoulders, snuggling against your chilled fur."You're cold as death you know, yet despite that you walk amongst the living. I could never stand to lose these visits of yours. I forget that I can't leave here when you're around, even if it's just for a little."You return Lilac's hug with some hesitation, smiling besides yourself as you recall that she's one of the few that's actually tolerated your hugs since Crytten. The curse of being an Ice type after all.
>Stamina: 30%It's morning and you've spent the entire night in Lavender.> Report to the rockets.> Take a nap.> Meet the man from the Tram> (Other)>>28893723Hyper beam and anime-canon dragon rage is a bitch.
>>28893722I'd rather get a snowrunt
>>28893742When did we tell the man from the tram to meet with us? And where?Let's try to see him first.
>>28893742when did we say we'd meet the man at the tram?We might be able to [x]report to rocketsand then [x]meet man at tramwith ease, timewise.sneak an apology to perfume girl in there.
>>28893727God she's creepy.Just... all the time.
>>28893742>> Meet the man from the Tramwe got an appointment to keep. perhaps we can bring him wiht us to meet the rest of the team. and have Goldy mind scour him
>>28893742How much time until have to report and how much time will it take to get there?Also what time did we say we'd meet with tram man?
>>28893658I was mostly joking. Grafting Deviljho would be like grafting Gyrados, except WORSE because Deviljho combines all the berserk rage of Gyrados with a never-ending, cannibalistic hunger and the ability to hulk out.Milotic would really be a much better choice.>>28893742>[x] Meet the man from the TramInvestigator Cerulean is on the case! We totally need to mention Lilac to Giovanni though. She's a really good friend and she deserves to have a life.
>>28893781Lets stop talking about the thrice cursed serpent shall we
>>28893742>Meet the man from the TramSo we ask him about Seraphis and Zaphrain?
>>28893742>> (Other)ASK ABOUT BRUISE
>>28893727So when Lilac eats ghosts, a part of her individuality must have been chipped away. One can only imagine what Agatha is like now, after having eaten so many of them all at once before.
>>28893755We could easily get Feebas implants.Snorunt would be far harder.>>28893762>perfume girlDon't you mean Sanna our teammate.
>>28893818yeah. Perfume girl. that one.
>>28893742[X] Report to the rockets.Time to report in, we've been gone for a night, we don't want to worry people.
>>28893818>>28893818I don't dimme give a shit, I like ghost pokemon Faaaaaaaar more than milotic, not to mention eventually eating ghosts is awesome
>>28893813Nah Mediums who lose their individuality probably don't last long. Might implode into a Spiritomb.I figure you need to have a strong enough will to just completely subsume the ghost you eat.
>>28893742[x]meet the man from the tramHIGHEST priority.Though, depending on time constraints, we may do it after meeting the rockets
>>28893818yeah, but feebas still a shit. plus the thick fat will probably prevent evolution into milotic, and we aren't ditching thick fat.
Cerulean had said she'd meet the man in the morning. I take it that you intend to do that?
>>28893872We just need to grow into it Anon. Yes, we look a bit chubby, but give it a few years and we'll be absolutely gorgeous, just like our mother.
>>28893872You saying big can't be beautiful?How shallow can you be?
>>28893844>>28893818Anons, anons please. We can do both, you know. We're going to be the prettiest catgirl-gun-armed-seel-ghostgirl-mermaid-serpent ever. Shee-it.>>28893891Yes.
>>28893891When did we agree to report to the Rockets?
>>28893891yes. If we said in the morning, we meet him in the morning.We can report back after.
>>28893891Can't make a man wait when we set the appointment.
>>28893909we'll report in after we talk to the suicidal guy, no worries.
>>28893905Milotic shall be internal if we get it
>>28893854Agatha is pretty much a living Spiritomb herself.And when I say losing their individuality, I don't mean that they lose control. Merely that a part of their own personality is subsumed by the multiple presences that exist within their minds. They can still consciously make decisions on their own when they have a strong will, just that they must suppress their own emotions (since, from Prof's last post, it seems like the identity of the individual is blurred by the presence of a ghost) to control themselves better.>>28893891Oh yes.>>28893909We don't have to report. We are exempt from training for the week. Our team as well, although they don't know that yet. Which is why we need to report to the Rockets.
>>28893905you forgot clam armored
>>28893844Milotic give us increased stamina, Determined Spirit, Recover, Refresh,Cute Charm, and a bunch of dragon attacks.>>28893891Professor could if we had Marvel Scale could we freeze the scales too activate it.
>>28893987We freeze a bitch, then we hex a bitch
>>28893987but it is a hoeen pokemon, i doubt it will ever be available again. unless we go to heonn, in which case we are getting a snorunt.
>>28893987Need to decide how I want to enact Marvel scale. it's a bit less straightforward.
>>28894018There is a rookie ranger with Feebas implant and they could be moved from one ranger to another.
>>28893929Milotic's entire existence is based on looking good. And it's got all those crazy scale abilities and stuff. >>28893930Milotic. It's like this snake... mermaid thing.>>28893958Let's just skip ahead to where we've turned ourselves into an Lovecraftian abomination, shall we? Everyone else settled for 2 or 3 grafts. We took them all. We'll reduce ourselves to a few chunks of Cerulean-brain in the shifting mass of armored, spiked, tentacled, fur, constantly shrouded in a haze of frost.
>>28894061>>28894052Let that ugly son of a bitch keep his implant
I sort of hope we don't get any more implants, because sheeit.
>>28894052>>28894061Yeesh. Guys. Just catch another one. Yeesh.
>>28894109HAVE YOU EVER TRIED TO CATCH ONE OF THEM?
>>28894124Yeah.But fuck, man. You guys are really.....
>>28894095well i would say only snorunt and shelder, but it looks like some people are hatin on shelder.>>28894124they are a common pokemon in hoenn
>>28894124We are not going to go beat up some kid for his implant.It wouldn't surpise me if a peweter got it
>>28894083>>28894109Actually I wanted to trade with Clefairy implants.
>>28894052We have no in-character reason to want it, since poke-science has yet to uncover the connection between Feebas and Milotic.Which makes it kind of a mediocre gift, since as far as Hoenn know Feebas is pretty much an uglier Magikarp that doesn't evolve into a berserk dragony thing.
>>28894083Seriously, I don't get this. Disliking Milotic because you don't want another implant, sure. Disliking Milotic because you don't want to put up with going Feebas first, sure. Disliking it because it isn't strong? That's not a very good argument. It's plenty useful. Disliking it because you think it's _UGLY_? Now I know you're trolling. What's next, are you going to argue against getting Snorlax because you're afraid it might remove our Thick Fat ability?
>>28894146when did I say we should do that, I think we should let him keep them
>>28894149Look, we aren't going to be getting a feebas.
After the embrace with Lilac, you bid your friend farewell and thank her for the help. You have a name and a memory. to work off of. This is good.Yet you must find the man that you had promised to meet.Double-timing it, you dash out of the Lavender Spire, recalling what Lilac had said about the spirits of this place and running down only one flight of stairs to the exit, making haste to the Tram station!______________________________>Stamina 25%It's a bit late in the morning by the time you arrive at the Veridian gym where you said you'd meet him the prior day.Whatever sleepiness you had in your body has been pushed back by the urgency you feel in making this appointment.Nearly sprinting around the grounds of Veridian, dodging around the Veridian Gym and their main members. Eventually you find the man sitting off to the side beneath the shade of a tree looking on to the distorted grounds of various earthen and other miscellaneous "normal" rangers practice.He looks over to you with the same disparate look as the prior day, his eyes barely even light up when he catches sight of you walking up to him."Ah, it's the horned catgirl from yesterday. Well, I'm here. How did you expect to help me?">Someone has been killed over this issue.> Introduce yourself.> Tell him about the mission.> Take him to the Rockets.> Ask him questions (Write in)> (Other)
>>28894149What? I....never said I disliked it because I thought it was ugly, I dislike it because it kicked my ass ten ways from sunday in emerald
>>28894148But Feebas does have access to some useful moves like Dragonbreath, Mirror Coat, and Dragon Pulse it also has Adaptability and Swift Swim which are pretty useful by themselves.
>>28894206DO NOT tell him about the mission. that's secret.Introduce yourself, and tell him you plan on looking into it in your free time.
>>28894183That wasn't me
>>28894206>> Introduce yourself.>> Tell him about the mission.>> Take him to the Rockets.In that order. i think we should have our teams input on this.
>>28894206>Introduce ourselves More properly, at least, then quickly get to the issue and ask him about the man's name we found out
>>28894206Well, we were told to be discreet about being Rockets. So let's not mention that at all.Let's ask him first about how this ordeal started. How was it discovered? By who? What was the response by his superiors?>>28894233No. We have to keep as much about this mission a secret.
>>28894233but the mission is seeekret anon
>>28894231never said it was>>28894229we can be vague, just say we are looking into something for sliph co and not give particulars.
>>28894243>>28894247we can be Vague or just lie to him. Say something like "We have been asked to look into something for Sliph Co." then we have goldie mind scour him to see what he knows.
>>28894214You haven't raged until you've fought Whitney's Miltank.
>>28894276I actually had an easy time with that
>>28894206Introduce ourselves.And tell him that he's had a ghost following him for a while, who we think was one of his coworkers. And that guy's death has something to do with why he lost his job.
>>28894206[X] take him to the rocketsShow him that the ELITE are on the job and make him talk
>>28894251This guy hates silph co, anon. He's not gonna want to work with us if he knows we work for them.Let's tell him we might be able to get his job back if he can just answer us some questions. Tell him we suspect the error wasn't his fault, and mention the guy's vision we saw. Framed he was. Framed I say
>>28894206Introduce self then ask his name. I suspect he's Charles Zaphrain, but Charles could be the dead guy instead.Let him know that we know about the disparity between the reported and actual values of the minerals.If he's not Charles, then ask if he knew him. If he is Charles, ask if anyone else at Silph went missing. Tell him that we believe the situation to be the result of theft, not error.
>>28894290Why make him talk when we can directly invade his mind?
>>28894270We don't tell him anything until he starts asking for reassurance.
>>28894297>Let's tell him we might be able to get his job back if he can just answer us some questions. Tell him we suspect the error wasn't his fault, and mention the guy's vision we saw. Framed he was. Framed I sayI like this as what we could say for the "tell him about our mission">>28894313keeping someone there on blind faith is a hard thing to do.
>>28894172Wasn't really making an argument that we should. I was attempting point out what I perceived as really terrible arguing (though it turns out I may have just been misinterpreting >>28894214 's comment).
>>28894206"I expect to help you by having access to resources you don't have, and being able to go places you can't. Being a Ranger has all sorts of perks.I'm Cerulean by the way.I'm interested in what happened, so why don't you answer my questions, the more I know the more likely it is that I can help."Ask him about what happened, what led up to it, who discovered it, what his name is, how long ago it happened, anything he can think of about it.
>>28894331>keeping someone there on blind faith is a hard thing to do.He's clearly interested/desperate enough to take any help he can take (he was contemplating suicide, after all). We don't need to show our cards early. Merely let him know that we have some knowledge on what's going on (from having gleaned it from the specter's memories).
>>28894367yes, we never planned to tell him everything. just to bring him to our team so we can get everything he knows and see where we are from there.
>>28894382>>28894382Oh god they still don't know about the mission
>>28894382>bring him to our team>while they're in the midst of Rocket trainingMm.If we went to recruit them first, sure. But now the opportunity to do it now has passed.
>>28894382They don't know about the mission, we aren't going to just bring him to them before filling them in.He's willing to answer questions right now, there's no need to over complicate the situation, just get answers.
>>28894331Obviously, we just randomly saw this ghostly vision recently with our Lavender friend, and we think it has something to do with what happened to him. That's why we told him to meet us here today. We were hoping to do a bit more digging/tried to get more info from the ghost, but we've only got fragments. Thus, everything we share from now is in terms of 'we're helpful because we had the ghost ask for help, not because we're on some sort of secret corporate mission ahahadontbesillystoptalkingnow.
>>28894390We should probably have a meeting first>>28894398they have all been excused, i am sure kitty told them they don't have to be training and they are wondering why/waiting for us.
>Charm Roll DC 18 1d20 C+3 R+2
Rolled 2 + 5>>28894416
Rolled 16 + 5>>28894416Rollin'.
Rolled 13 + 5>>28894416I don't got this
Rolled 1 + 5>>28894405anwsers that could be lies or half truths or omit important things or omit things he doesn't think are important but are. the list goes on.>>28894413
>>28894416>>28894413Have the cadets been informed? Did Sanna know?>>28894440Fuck.>>28894425Noyce.
>>28894440Haha! Not linked!
Rolled 3 + 5>>28894440fuckTen burn? or Charm burn? cause we don't want thin
Rolled 8 + 5>>28894416good thing it isn't linked eh?
>>28894440Not linked.One more linked roll.
>>28894440And that's why we have Tenacity.Or Charm I guess.Because no way we're fumbling this early in the game.
>>28894451Oh gosh. Almost gave me a heart attack.>>28894455Yeah, Prof doesn't take unlinked rolls. The first time he did so, we had to burn tenacity.
Rolled 10 + 5>>28894440>tfw i've rolled both 1s and neither of them have counted
Rolled 14 + 5>>28894416
>>28894472Maybe you should put the dice downFor goodBefore you do screw something important up
Despite your black dress and slightly torn claws, you consider yourself officially on this mission and at that, your face goes a bit somber as you make him answer your eye contact.You stand with legs slightly spread and hands crossed behind you, at ease."Sir, I expect to help you in any way that I can, which is likely more than you think."You wince a touch as you get a flashback to the email. >"Charles Zaphrain"You extend a hand, a reasonably polite gesture,"Your name sir?He shakes your hand, keeping eye contact as you've managed to entrance him quite a bit,"The name's Charles Zaphrain. Chuck for short." He seems to consider that fact for a moment before sighing."Guess it'll just be "Chuck" if I don't get back in with Sylph, so just call me that."This is the guy that was mentioned in the email. He's related to the ghost.You nod, smiling a little without showing your teeth. One of your ears flick as they catch the far off chatter of the less disciplined Rangers taking notice of you."Mr Zaph- I mean, Chuck. Could you come with me for a walk?"He seems a bit taken aback, yet nonetheless, rises from his seat, brushing kicked up dirt from his trousers and takes a stroll with you from the veridian gym. You unconsciously guiding him to the Rocket Dorms."So- Mr. Chuck. ""Just Chuck is fine.""So, Chuck. Something about numbers got you fired?"He gives you a sullen nod, his eyes tracking the ground before him as he's resigned his fate to the hands of a little monstrous girl."It was an error in my accounting that showed a ton of precious metals we'd use in Repel tech and other important devices missing. They're expensive and kind of hard to find.Only thing is that it was just in a report that I guess Seraphis, or someone above her caught wind of. Next thing I know, I'm fired and all other records show that we didn't have as much of the metals as I thought we did." He rubs at his face, rubbing his temples with the heel of his palms.
>>28894734Ah. Definitely a cover-up job. Or, at least, a higher up trying to save face.
>>28894734>slightly torn clawsWhat
"So, my life is over because I'm some kind of shitstain that can't move a few zeros around.." His body heaves, almost as though he'd cry, though it seems that he's gotten it all out by now."When did it happen?"He shrugs,"I don't know, a month ago or something, maybe more? It's kind of fuzzy, honestly.""He seems to kind of realize his position and immediately chortles," I can't believe I'm telling all this shit to some little monster trainee... What's my life come to. Oh Arceus, what's it come to."Rude, though expected.> Bring up the phantom. Maybe he'll know something about that?> Take him to the rocket dorms for grumpy.> Insult him a little, that was mean and he should expect this.> Ask about Seraphis.> (Other)
>>28894734>slightly torn gloves*From the claws. Slipped there. Freud got something right.I totally want to poon my mom.
>>28894801Ask him if any of his colleagues had died around the time the error was discovered. It doesn't matter if it was before or after, though, as long as it was close to that time.Don't ask him about Ms. Seraphis. I think she'd rather not her name come up.
>>28894801>Bring up the phantom. Maybe he'll know something about that?"It could be worse. You could have had the same fate as the one who's been following you for a while."And honestly "little monster trainee" is a fairly accurate description of what we are.
>>28894801> Ask about Seraphis.What he thinks about her and how she operates and such. We have to remember that Boss doesn't really trust Seraphis at all./> Bring up the phantom. Maybe he'll know something about that?Say that we have reason to believe someone related to this was murdered.
Rolled 14 + 5>>28894801>> Bring up the phantom. Maybe he'll know something about that?then> Take him to the rocket dorms for grumpy.
> Bring up the phantom. Maybe he'll know something about that?Did anyone else get fired over this?
>>28894801Mention the phantom, but don't say it as "We saw a ghost!" Say "I've heard that name before. I've heard a few things about this error, sir and...I feel like its not your fault. Could you please tell me who someone you reported to was? Or better yet, who you might have emailed before you were fired?"
>>28894801>> Bring up the phantom. Maybe he'll know something about that?Was anyone else fired? Or did anyone just stop showing up to work without word?
>>28894801[X] Bring up the phantom [X] Take him to gumpy
>>28894801[x](other)I'll have you know I'm the -TOP- monster trainee!
>>28894801>>28894860This. Let's not say that we saw a phantom. Just try to question him more about whether or not someone had died around the time of that error's discovery.
>>28894801>>28894845>>28894891Vetoing this.Guys, how soon you all forget. Don't go prancing around with the fact that we're a part of the Rockets. Yeeeesh.
>>28894860I think ghosts being a thing that is real is a fairly established part of society here.Like if he ever had any family members die, he's probably been to Lavender tower.
>>28894912Yeah thisNo rocket stuff, we were literally told not to do that and to be discrete
>>28894912>Don't go prancing around with the fact that we're a part of the Rocketswhy? no harm in it.
>>28894939We were LITERALLY TOLD to be discrete and not wave our title around.
>>28894939We were told not to for this mission
>>28894939We were specifically told not to reveal that we're a Rocket.As far as anyone's concerned, we're a nosy Cerulean Ranger.
>>28894939It was a part of the parameters for our mission. Seraphis is our client, okay?We're Rockets. We're professionals. We're ELITE. So we can handle ourselves without having to shove that trademark in everyone's faces.
>>28894953only about looking into the mission. this is just a girl concerned about her friendly neighborhood suicidal guy.And i am pretty sure this guy could find out we were a rocket simply by describing us to anyone in the gym or anyone who has ever seen us or anyone important
>>28894984Do you think this guy gets around much?Dude's way too depressed for that kind of investigative work.
>>28894984Er....yeah, look. That's only if he was interested enough in doing any investigating of his own. We may have a unique look, but amongst the citizens who barely ever interact with the rangers, they wouldn't be able to tell us apart aside from our uniforms and what our typings look like.And honestly, it's pretty obvious that we're investigating this problem. We TOLD him we were investigating this problem back at the tram so he'd meet with us. If he knows we're a Rocket, he'd know we're a Rocket investigating this accounting error.
>>28895012then him knowing we are a rocket doesn't really matter, especially if he doesn't think this is a mission. just saying it isn't a great secret and if anyone actually cared then they would know.
>>28895016>forgot to addAnd even if they knew what our typing was, they wouldn't know we were from the Rockets.And who knows if they're even allowed to ask that sort of stuff from the Rangers? Seraphis could, but from her demeanor, she's likely quite well-to-do in Silph Co.'s hierarchy.>>28895034It would matter. Because he's linked to this case. Which means the possible perpetrator of the crime knows about him.When you're investigating a crime scene, you don't muck around and touch everything. You have to be clinical and precise. Don't do more than you need to do. We don't need to take him to Goldie right now. That's premature. You reserve extreme actions for when the situation requires an extreme response.
"I've..." You mull over exactly how you want to say it within your own mind before letting the words out," I've heard your name before Chuck. I don't think its your fault, really. Did you report it to anyone? Like a supervisor or someone?"The man winces at the question, looking confused for a moment."I..." He seems to have some trouble recollecting it."I don't know of anyone like that. All my reports go right to Seraphis. But- hey!" >The email was from someone who specifically received his number report. This is inconsistent with what you know.Chuck glares at you, a wary look blistering within his eyes and a turned mouth speaking his suspicion," What do you mean you've heard my name before? Why are you asking me any of this anyway? Did they send you to spy on me, is that it?"He seems to be getting angry, suddenly he seems to have some kind of epiphany, he stops walking," Or they sent you to kill me."His eyes show disbelief that evolves into fear as he looks at your visage, obviously more monster than human."No, he whispers, backing away from you."He seems to be letting his mind make things up..> Knock him out and bring him to the Rocket dorms.> Try to calm him down, you mean no harm.. (Charm roll, high)> Keep asking him questions, getting him off that train of thought.> Spray him with water.> (Other)
I know this is sorta morally dubious at best, but couldn't we take him back to somewhere, interrogate the fuck outta him, and then have either Goldie or Alexis memory wipe him?
>>28895063>> Try to calm him down, you mean no harm.. (Charm roll, high)if we fail then we knock him out
Rolled 7 + 5>>28895063>Charm roll+3 for Charm and +2 for Rocket Training, right?
>>28895063"If they wanted someone to spy on you, they would have sent someone that doesn't stick out like a sore thumb. Or an esper that could just get the answers without ever talking to you."
>>28895063"For someone who was suicidal last night you sure are paranoid."
>>28895072Not even close to in character for cerulean.
>>28895063"Why would I bother asking you questions Silph would know if they hired me to kill you?"
>>28895100he didn't tell us the modifiers so i assume he doesn't want us rolling yet
>>28895102>>28895063This. A very reasonable response in this situation.>>28895072>>28895111Yeah...I mean, we could totally develop that way, but....you do understand that the majority of the people here aren't pushing for Cerulean to move in that direction, right?
Rolled 9 + 5>[X] Try to calm him down, you mean no harm.. (Charm roll, high)"I have a friend in Lavender Chuck. When I went to visit her last night a spirit was attached to me. I believe I got it from you. I asked my friend to help me find out more and thats how I knew your name."
>>28895063[x]Pish posh, if I wanted to kill you, I'd just let you into the forest quarter. I'll tell you why I'm interested in this if you promise not to laugh.Promise?A ghost told me about it.
>>28895111we get the mission accomplished no matter the obstacle
>>28895131Cerulean could definitely become that sort of person. The thing is, do we want Cerulean to develop that way? You do, clearly. But what of everyone else?
>>28895140no i don't/ i just feel like she won't want to but knows she has to in order to accomplish the mission
>>28895157Yes, yes, but again, the same reply applies.
>>28895131Our morals are not an obstical. Ceru is still a good person at heart. She would never resort to the kind of brutal interrogation you are suggesting.
>>28895165i feel like would if he were uncooperative.we could always just "introduce" him to goldy and let the magic happen
>>28895165unless it proved necessary. That type of thing is exactly why Goldenrod and Devon are on the team. It just so happens that we have a mostly cooperative subject right now were we can just talk. We are going to run in to people that are willing to kill to get away with this; the kid gloves come off then.
>>28895157It's fucking stupid to even bother with torture when you have psychics.I mean you even acknowledge you have psychics when you mention them wiping his mind.
>>28895140Well, I wrote the thing originally and the guy you've been talking to is someone else. So there's at least one other person that sees it as an option.Not that I expect it to get voted through.
>>28895185>>28895179we have devon for anti-psionics.Goldenrod is the brain-reader, and we don't need to "interrogate" people for that to happen. Just have goldenrod in the room.
>>28895193i was talking about the mind invasion. no one ever brought up torture
>>28895131And if charming him doesn't work then we'll knock him on the head and take him back with us. But really, it's a lot more work to knock someone out in public, carry them back somewhere with us, deal with grumpy's bullshit so he does his mindreader thing for us, and then drag him somewhere else than it is to be sweet and charming for a bit. This'll take 10 minutes, tops, doing it your way will take hours. So we play it nice first.
>>28895179>i feel like would if he were uncooperativeAgain, see, this is your personal opinion on the direction Cerulean would go towards. It's no use to say this kind of stuff as part of your argument on why we should do something like this since other people have the same reasons. We can only really vote on this.
>>28895210dude, it's fine to lose him for now.We can find out where he lives with our contacts later.
>>28895193Interrogation is not torture. Nobody ever brought up torture before you went and assumed that it was.
>>28895199and Devon is also a trained 'interrogator.' but I do agree that mind reading comes before Devon's attentions, but some people are resistant to other espers but vulnerable to evil intent.
>>28895210but we'll never know if he was lying or if he missed something or a plethora of other things
I vote no KO.We can always track him down later.
>>28895245Well, it may not have to come to that. We already have a reasonable explanation to give to him as to why we're not an assassin.The Chewbacca Defense always works.
>>28895261which reasonable explanation? We have like four
>>28895261Or, wait. I may have confused that for the Bunny Ears Lawyer.
>>28895261we have no home? we live with little bear creatures?
the best way to convince him we're not assassins if he runs is to yell at him"I'm not chasing you! See!"
This is silly. Why would we have tried to cheer him up and said all that stuff back on the tram if we wanted to assassinate him?
>>28895345He's a silly, irrational scared man.
>>28895228People who don't know proper interrogation usually associate it with torture not realising it gets you no reliable information
We actually have the perfect alibi for nosing around.We can say that the only reason we're investigating is because of the ghost that we came across by chance.Perfect motive for meddling kids.
>>28895374That's what I suggested.But only if he promises not to laugh.
>>28895369I know it doesn't get reliable information, which is why I thought it was a stupid idea.
>>28895374There is also that fact that materials used to keep rangers alive are going missing.
Net cut out for ten minutes there.Seems that the votes lean more towards trying to calm him down.>Paranoia check, this man is getting irrational.C+3 R+2DC 21
>>28895379Why would he laugh? Ghosts are unquestionably a thing that exists.When you die, you turn into a red-eyed smoke thing with a mask of the face you had when you were alive.That's just how the world works.
>>28895384And you totally missed the point of my postI said that people who don't know how proper interrogation works confuse it with torture so they think that interrogation includes torture so thw original anon probably thought interrogate meant getting the pain out
Rolled 10 + 5>>28895398We better get +5 Charm for all this shit I swear.
Rolled 17 + 5>>28895398No bonuses for trying to explain things to him or applying reason to calm him down?
Rolled 8 + 5>>28895398I've yet to pass a check... Here we go.
Rolled 8 + 5>>28895398Oh my.
>>28895420Not like we need it, apparently.It's cool how I haven't failed any rolls for any of the quests I follow these past few weeks. BLESSED BE TO THE GODS OF DICE!
>>28895435Dude you know better then to say that in the middle of a roll session! We haven't got all five dice yet!
>>28895435Cerulean just doesn't fail social rolls, ever. It's why we're able to solve everything with hugs.
Rolled 5 + 5>>28895398welp, he's gonna go nuts regardless of what we do. Let him go.
>>28895398We should mention the phantom AFTER he calms down, otherwise he might think Ceru killed him.
>>28895444If you were a truly devout follower of the /tg/ dice deities, you would be unafraid to test your luck. For it not matter what we do or say; we are always subject to the whims of our lords.
We really should try to get some social perk thing to stack on top of the charm. It would help for when we end up leading squads, which is bound to happen with us as top jr rocket.
>>28895420Well played good sir.
I guess we passed the check.I hope he runs away, feels silly, and walks back.
Hopefully we'll get another point or two of Charm from this experience. Nothing helps train people skills like some hands-on interaction.
>>28895511>Runs away in fear>Trips and falls>Ceru stares for a second, walks over and helps up again>"You okay sir?">"Uh...yeah...I'm just...nevermind."
>>28895526yeah, something like that would be ideal.
>>28895526>>28895551This is more of a roll for our own social skill, though.
>>28895420>DC21 Roll:22 Success!You raise a hand to the man, shaking your head slowly with thought given even to the speed to make it seem as calm and collect as possible,"Excuse me Chuck, but you're mistaken."He still looks at you warily, sweat beading upon his brow,"Am I? Am I really? How can I be sure after..." He seems to have some kind of difficulty.. as though it hurts to think."After what, Chuck? After I asked you questions and said that I'd help you? I need to know more if you want me to do anything."His breath is still a bit quick, his eyes glancing about like a cornered animal looking for escape routes,"No, no. They're going to get me, I can't- How did you know my name?!" He breaches a point that you apparently hadn't covered well enough.You twiddle your fingers shyly," Well, I went to the Lavender spire. I saw a ghost that had lingered around you for some time from what they day./Chuck seems to relax a bit at that," Oh- Wait... Wait, what? A ghost?"You nod slowly, enunciating the worlds as though they're matter of fact. You're surprised he doesn't know this."They were killed, received your report... You don't remember a friend dying?"Chuck's hand flies to his head, and clasps there firmly,"Arceus, I don't remember that. Why wouldn't I remember something that..." He keels over, writhing in pain, soon followed by you as you try to help him back up," Chuck? Chuck!">The Mystery continues.>End Thread>Next thread will be Wedneday at 20:00 I apologize for these shifting times.My internet aklso cut out again, less I'd have this done already.
>>28895748Well fuck. Whoever is covering this up has Espers, or something else that can mindwipe someone. This is bad, this is very, very bad.
>>28895748>QM internet cutting out all over the placeAaargh.>chuck collapses in a ball of panic and insanityAAAARGHwell, thanks for running.
>>28895748>Esper medlingTime for Grumpy to shine.
>>28895748Psychics are involved, it seems. We really will need to involve Goldie to help heal his mind. Maybe guilt trip him a bit. On how horrible it is that someone would tamper with another person's memories.'Course, we'll have to place Chuck somewhere safe first and assemble the team properly.
>>28895748YoooooooooOOOOOOOOOU SUSPENSEEEEEEEEEEEE>>28895765This, basically.Thanks for running professor. You're a champ as always. Look forward to our next encounter, yes?I hope we got charm points for all those successes.>>28895761It has to be a strong Esper. We should consult Sabrina next. It may be a good line of questioning...if she's not behind it all. She's harsh but I doubt she'd participate in crime.
>>28895748Thanks for the session, Prof. Hopefully next time we'll get to see the Aveng- I mean, Team Rocket assemble.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/28886751/Archived for ya'. YOU ARE ALL DISMISSED, CADETS!
>>28895782>It has to be a strong Esper. We should consult Sabrina next. It may be a good line of questioning...if she's not behind it all. She's harsh but I doubt she'd participate in crime.We may not even have to consult Sabrina. Over the time skip, Goldenrod was described as having become a very powerful psychic; he was just lacking in all the other areas. This would also be a good time for him to showcase his new skills.
>>28895748dangI'm going with this>>28895774We'll need him to know how mindwiping works and any ways to counteract it. Considering that everyone knows that Ceru drags Grumpy around, it should be better than taking Alexis.Suddenly, Feint attack got a lot more useful for this job...
>>28895782>>28895761>something steals metal>something also has psionic powersGasp!It's a belldum just like I wanted!
>>28895809Oh shit! Beldum implants!Are the other regions sending in spies to our region? Gasp!
>>28895805yeah, goldenrod should be heavy enough guns for this.
>>28895815Too bad we don't get the beldum.But goldy, I have a preeeesent~Either that or we get a new psion trooper rookie, which is also good.
>>28895805Yeah, him first maybe. My mind went straight to Sabrina for some reason, but he could certainly offer insight.Hell, we still need to tell him the mission.>>28895809If it's Belldum...good god. I hope not.That's just.fuck man.
>>28895824This would be an excellent way to introduce the team to the mission.>Hey, guys. We're investigating corporate espionage. Goldie, I need you to un-mindwipe this guy for me.It's also a prime opportunity to check if Goldie knows that we've had our minds tampered with too.
>>28895824let's just hope there aren't enough belldum to make something stronger.Better be quick before they eat more.
>>28895839well, goldie and devon are allowed to know about the secret mission.We'll have to talk to them in private about it away from chuck.Or have goldie pull brain-conversation duty.
>>28895824Dude, we're going to be having Devon with us. Devon is Dark type, he chews through Psychics. And Fire is strong against Steel so he doesn't even have to get close.I'm not all that worried, we can kill him, or them, there could be multiple ones, if we need to. Capturing him/them alive would be preferable, but we have Sanna for that.
>>28895748Good thing we picked Devon.
>>28895845Or maybe we'll be seeing how mechanical pokemon are made.Perhaps pokemon like Beldum and Magnemite need to be manufactured by humans?
>>28895861I assumed they work like von neumann machines.Possibly guided by porygon intelligence centers.>>28895860>>28895856good advice, giovanni.
>>28895855>Or have goldie pull brain-conversation duty.This, definitely. Psychics are great to have around. They're such all-rounders.>>28895856I'm sure the Boss would appreciate us capturing some samples. It'd be a nice bonus, aside from whatever Ms. Seraphis pays us.
>>28895856Huh. It turns out Devon's a really good pick for this mission, if things are as they seem.Good call, Giovanni. Good call.
>>28895748>He keels over, writhing in pain, soon followed by you as you try to help him back upWait, does that mean that someone mentally attacked us at the same time?
>>28895870>>28895875sure he didn't already know from the start?
>>28895881>Giovanni robs Silph>Uses being hired to investigate his own crime as an opportunity to test most promising cadet.Smooth as fuck.
>>28895878I hope not.I hope we weren't attacked by psionic graboids.He probably just knocked us over with his flailing. Yeah.>>28895881of course he knew, giovanni is an awful person and a consummate schemer.But we love him 'cause he's da bawss.
>>28895878I think it means that we followed him down to the ground to help him up. Otherwise, Prof would have made it more clear.>>28895881Or maybe he was just covering all the bases. We've got a pretty well-rounded team for an investigation mission. We're a charmer, Devon can hunt down and intimidate, Sanna can capture targets, and Goldie is a psychic (which is always useful). Devon and Cerulean would both also be effective fighters, especially against psychics.
>>28895881It's entirely possible.But he knew we would work it out, he has confidence in us because we're his best student.
>>28895910I am confident he is going to send us at crazy insane odds repeatedly to have fun with his shiny new ace cadet.I am less confident he's sure we'll beat those odds, and instead am confident he gives us like 70% odds.
For those of you still in the thread, what picture did you find spookiest if you don't mind my action?
>>28896183I did not realize they were intended to be spooky
>>28896201Now that you mention it, I'm pretty sure I kind of lost focus and only really posted a handful of ones that could charitably be called kind of creepy.
>>28896183Um, I don't know about spooky, but I found RhyGorn to be the most unpleasant in a way that was not also cool.
I look forward to getting our teammates in on this. Gonna be fun to work with fire-dog, perfume girl, and goldie.Also, apologizing to perfume girl profusely. When the others aren't around. PROFUSELY.
The perfect codename for devon is "hotdog".Good response to ice queen.
>>28896580"Oh, you think I'm hot, huh?""Ew."
>>28896690I'm ok with Ceru/Devon pairing. I don't like Goldie much to romance her, he's friend material.