Opening theme>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F468us4qCUE [Remove]Previously: A young rocket has a spooky encounter in the spire of graves. A mad ghost worn through the power of a mad medium. Voices and broken words filtered through the young rocket's mind as the spirit sought to devour her.Yet she gleaned something from this experience. This apparition is a victim of the very case she's working on!Unrested, and onto a new day, she meets the man from the electrotram, only to find that the distraught accountant crumples under the pressure of these questions.The plot thickens, and a young rocket faces the unknown.Known characters>http://pastebin.com/k2xnqqvBMonster Index>http://pastebin.com/wxwgrCqbCharacter Sheet>http://pastebin.com/7CJx3gq1Twitter:>https://twitter.com/AoPHquestLore>http://pastebin.com/vy0a6Z9r
Best time of the year is finally here!
>>28971452It's that time again!
>>28971452Reporting for duty, generalissimo!
>Report! We have a wounded!Oh boy. Is it the man panicking?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRVVm6jRiR4&list=PL616C409141684A9EYou shake the man on the ground, his body shaking violently, his eyes fluttering behind his eyelids as though something in him simply "broke." Calling his name does nothing to fix him or bring him around.You gain some semblance of your composure after a few moments of trying to help him, backing off of him. Noting here but trees and the gym in the distance, the Rocket Dorms some ways from here. You could possibly take him there, or you could wait for him to come to again.You see no evidence of an actual psychic attack, or at least you feel nothing being directed against yourself. No, in your training you've learned to identify that kind of thing. It can be more subtle than this, or it could be more wild. There's no ruling that out.This could be a psychic attack to silence him, he could even be dead now.No Cerulean, you've got to think, you need to make a call.> Take him to the Rocket dorms.> Return to the Veridian gym.> Leave him here and get help.> Wait here for him to wake up.> Spray him with water.> (Other)
>>28971618take his pulse. Check if he is alive.After that, either take him to a hospital or to the rocket dorms. Probably the rocket dorms, as we don't know if we can trust the hospital, and there's nowhere safer than the rockets.Gotta get into character as nosy-girl-embroiled-in-espionage
>>28971618>>[X] Take him to the Rocket dorms.
>>28971618[x] Get him to the closest one between Viridian Gym and the Rocket Dorms.Actually, spraying him with water might be helpful this time.
>>28971618Check his pulse. Make sure he isn't going into cardiac arrest, damnit.Try spraying him with water first.
>>28971618Take pulse make sure he lives, and carry him to the Rocket Dorms. If nothing else, Giovanni should know about this. We need to gather our team also.
For once 'spray him with water' actual sounds like it could help. I'd sooner believe this is like a neurological feedback loop from trying to access a damaged memory giving him a seizure. The spray could shock him out of it.
>>28971700maybe a bit of a spray. If he has a pulse and we can't wake him.after that, take him somewhere.
>>28971644As much as I hate to admit it calling Sabrina might be a good idea in this situation since she could fix the problem faster than doctor could and no psychic would be stupid enough to mess with her.
>>28971618Check his pulse, make sure he's still alive. Try to wake him up with a spray of water. Don't tell him what happened, say he tripped and knocked his head.This guy still might be a lead, we just need a psychic, like Goldie.Get him to the Rocket Dorms. Find a quiet and private room to put him, we don't want him to be able to tell he's in the Rocket Dorms nor do we want the other Rockets to accidentally barge in.
>>28971730If that's the case, would you rather take him there unconscious?
>>28971713Not necessarily Sabrina. Let's check if Goldie can't do something about this; he's supposedly become quite the prodigy in his psychic abilities in the 2 years we've been training.Also, where are the Rocket Dorms located? In Viridian Quarter? We might want to take Chuck to the Viridian Gym and have him check in there while we go to pick up our team.
>>28971747>>28971752Psychics can teleport.
>>28971768Yes, but do you want to wake him up andf take him there, or just take him there?
>>28971747Yes, yes I would. I got mixed up, don't wake him up, just carry him. After making sure his pulse is beating and steady, if he's unconscious but his heart beat is all out of whack it might be best to wake him up.
>>28971768That's....unless Goldie can contact us from where he is right now and from this distance...>>28971786Are there any telephones around? Can we call the Rocket Dorms and ask for Goldie to come to the park?
>>28971786Oh fuck. There are phones in the park, right? We may not even have to drag Chuck with us if we could call Goldie to come to where we are.
>>28971786>>28971833either call goldie for a teleport, or wake him up and take him to the dorm.
>>28971618Are there any locations nearby that we know about that are secluded and quiet. Taking him back to the Rocket Dorms could jeopardize keeping this mission of ours off the books.We can get Devon, Goldie, and Sanna there by dropping them a phone call.
>>28971786>>28971851Yeah, if we have phones available to us, we can totally avoid bringing Chuck to the dorms.
>>28971851I suppose we should find some alternate place, but I can't think of anywhere we know of that doesn't have people/friends in it.
>>28971618>Take him to the rocket dorms, if it wasn't a psychic attack it might have been a delayed trigger; we can get Grumpy or Alexis to help maybe to heal him?
So I'm taking it as:>Take him to somewhere else and call the rocket dorms for the team.
>>28971889It'd actually be faster to call the dorms through the phones and get Grumpy to get to us, since he can teleport and I'm sure that he's got even better at it compared to when we took the test 2 years ago.Also, leave Alexis out. She's not a part of the mission.
>>28971916Yeah, that sounds good. But where should we take him first? The Viridian Gym, I suppose? or the closest hospital, perhaps?Let's check his pulse first. If he seems stable and not in immediate danger, we won't have to take him to the hospital.
>>28971916yes. assemble team.But we have nowhere to take him that doesn't have people.
>>28971941What element was Virigian again?
>>28971966Ground/Poison/Normal. They train a wider variety.
>>28971941Veridian Gym probably has people, we know the area so I'm hoping we can find somewhere quiet and out of the way to do our business.
>>28971975wasn't that pewter?
>>28971986Pewter is Rock. Totally different.
>>28971916Just take him to Viridian Gym.If any one asks play the dumb concerned ranger who saw this guy have a fit.
>>28971978ah, I see.I say take him to Rocket dorms, probably safer there, but Goldie can probably teleport us there much faster. Maybe get a doctor there to look at him. I assume we have excellent health care over at the Rocket Dorms
>>28972006If it can be helped, we need to avoid showing off the fact that we're Rockets. Even if he doesn't recognize the dorms as belonging to the Rockets, if a Psychic is involved, they could easily look into his memories. And even if we wiped those memories, if Goldie is able to restore Chuck's memories, our enemy likely could as well.Best be a professional about this.
>>28971452>>28971452Why did you delete the first thread?
>>28972006No you bugger. We are supposed to stop people figuring out that we are rockets.
>>28972069Forgot title subject.
>>28971958Sweet shop, there has to be one
>>28972061>>28972086Oh, shit, I forgot that part.Nevermind, I retract my vote to take him to the rocket dorms
>>28972061That why I said Sabrina is a good idea she is after all the strongest psychic.
>>28972101Again, we gotta avoid involving people who are not a part of the mission. Gotta be a professional about this. We only resort to breaking the parameters of our mission when we are completely unable to follow them anymore.
>>28972130Its satin actually.
>>28972101That would require spilling details about this mission to someone we probably shouldn't give details about classified missions to.We're supposed to keep this between us and the three other trainees we're bringing in.Lilac was an exception as it was necessary to go to her, or some other Medium, to get information from the spirit, and she's very good at Mediuming.
>>28972168>>28972143Agreed guys, Retracting my vote for rocket dorms too
>>28972143We're going to have to talk her about the fact that our suspect is a psychic.
>>28972185No we don't.we have a psychic and two dark types on our team we can handle this.
>>28972185Why are we going to have to tell her that? We don't have to tell her anything about it. We're a Rocket, we're not part of her Gym.We tell Giovanni, and if he thinks that it's important information for her to know then he'll let her know, but we don't go around blabbing.
You kneel down and grab the man by his wrist, biting off your glove, your teeth piercing through and running through your fur.You apply your fingers to his wrist and feel something.Good, he's alive. You take a step back and adjust your palm, taking aim at him, your palm's barrel extending out an inch. A little water should wake him up.Wait a sec. No. He needs to stay like this, it's better like this. You retract the barrel.Mission retirement is that this stays off the books and under the radar. You can move him like this without his knowledge. Boss would be proud of you for thinking so far ahead.Around here, this is the path from veridian to the rocket dorms. The trees have been left a bit thick to conceal the place. Easier to keep the esteemed rockets unmolested by public eye after all.There should be a park near here with a more public phone, it'll cost some change but..You look around, taking stock of your surroundings, ears flicking to listen into the more subtle nuances of the area.All clear, Crystal clear.You hoist the man's body atop you, wrinkling your nose at the disturbing smell of alcohol left on his clothes. What a slob..._____________________________________
>>28972185We can ask Kitty or the boss about stuff like that.Our enemy is a psychic. So we either work under the assumption that it's a psychic who chose not to train at Sabrina's gym....or that Sabrina is doing the same thing as Giovanni and renting out the services of her own rangers.In either case, we try to find other options first. Gotta be intelligent about these kinds of things.
>>28972213One dark type, we only have dark type moves.
>>28972254Yeah, but we basically have close to the same advantages, in terms of combat. Just say that we're a "counts as".
>>28972280I doubt we have as much resistance to psychic attacks as an actual Dark type, though we can still murder them pretty well.
>>28972242>>28972226May I point out that this psychic committed murder. That is a pretty good reason by itself.
>>28972233covert ops are haardThis better be because of a pokeymon, and not just some criminals. Cerulean'd be miffed if it were the second, I wager.
>>28972294We've got some resistance. You do understand how Dark types resist Psychic types, right?>>28972307That is not a good reason to break cover.
>>28972332I agree with you but we arent actually a dark type. We just have the moves.
>>28972332We have NO RESISTANCE only moves they can't predict.
>>28972359I mean to say we wont have the full benefits.
>>28972372Do you know how Dark types resist Psychic moves?
>>28972372Still no reason to get Sabrina involved. We have our own psychics.
>>28972388We aren't dark type we have dark type moves
>>28972402Did you mean to quote someone else?
>>28972414No I was assuming you were arguing on the pro Sabrina side. I apologize if that was not the case.
>>28972388We aren't a Dark type. We're Water/Ice, not Dark. We just have Dark moves available to us.>>28972307People die all the time, we're on a mission to investigate this and were giving orders to keep this quiet and not spread knowledge of it outside of our team.So we don't go and blab about it to Sabrina, at least not at this juncture. If Goldie can't get any leads from him and he thinks Sabrina could then we can consider going to her.
>>28972388Are you really this stupid? Dark type moves ignore a psychic's defenses but give us no defense to psychic moves.
>>28972445Oh, no, I'm not that guy.So you were totally right. If it doesn't turn out he wasn't.
You hide his body in a nearby bush, hop over a park bench, and get a few weird looks from some of the more "normal" passerbys. Whatever. Mission time.You tap out the number of the rocket dorms with a claw, scuffing up the shiny keys.It rings a few times before the operator picks up."Hello, who is this?" The operator's voice is direct, and discreet. She doesn't say who you've dialed, that's how you know.You leer down some of the civilians that are lingering too close for your comfort and they rightly back away as you whisper into the phone,"Trainee Cerulean of Cerulean.""Yes, who shall I direct you to?" Her tone lightens noticeably, knowing who she's speaking to."Pass on a message please. Goldenrod of Saffron, Sanna of Celadon, and Devon of Cinnabar. They need to meet me in Forest Park. Civilian clothes."There's a pause,"Will do. Can I ask what's this about?""That's classified.""Understood."You hang up the phone, and give the pedestrians another round of leer as you walk away, doubling around when their eyes leave you before you get around to Chuck again. He's still there, safe and sound.Some time passes and you hear a familiar presence passing through your mind.(Cerulean?)"Right here," you think back, imagining the path you took.Your team comes through the bushes. Goldenrod's face is shaved, and he has a band over his head to cover his star. Aside from the blonde fuzz on his face, he's passable as a human.Sanna comes through with a rather baggy hoody, her green hands tucked into her pockets and hood pulled up over her odd hair, only her red eyes piercing the veil. She's almost passable too.Devon though? He's nowhere to be seen."Where's Devon?" The first thing on your mind, you need all of them here. You need them all for this.
>>28972483>We aren't a Dark type. We're Water/Ice, not Dark. We just have Dark moves available to us.Again I have to ask you if you actually understand how Dark types resist Psychic moves? Explain your understanding of how this works.
>>28972485Man arguments on /tg/ get confusing.
>>28972512Huh, well dark type is evil type so I guess dark types resit simply because they are sick sons of bitches who'd eat babies with a side of roasted vegetables
>>28972512It doesn't matter how Dark types resist Psychic moves. We aren't a Dark type no matter how you slice it. It's irrelevant to our situation.
>>28972488Do we know Goldie evolved? I thought he was covering that up.
>>28972488I swear if Devon rolls up on a Ghostrider bike I will be SO pissed.
>>28972512By being "Evil" types. There is a big difference between having the moves and having the type.
>>28972543And we are able to mimic that. Not to the same extent as natural Dark types, but enough to disrupt mental attacks.Dark types only resist mental attacks (and disrupt them before they make it).>>28972560Yes, we know he evolved. No, he never tried to cover it up.
>>28972488Goddamnit, here we go.Devon being a loose cop who doesn't play by the rules
>>28972488Hey Prof, can you put a rest to this Evil typing argument?
>>28972573I mean after we got mindwiped he had a shave. I assumed he was covering up the evolution on top of the whole gym stuff.
>>28972488Devon, if you screw this up I swear...
>>28972488He's either having trouble looking civilian, or he's snuck up on Ceru. Neither are really very good.
>>28972573Not attacks, defenses. We're still are still weak to mental attacks.
>>28972607Why would he cover up the evolution?And he was just embarrassed of his mustache, I believe. It was why he tried to hide it away from us when we met him at Saffron Gym. If he wanted to hide the fact that he evolved, he would have covered up his forehead too.
>>28972607He didn't cover the star. He just shaved the mustache. He's embarrassed by early facial hair
Evil moves give you the ability to take espers by surprise.They don't give you full immunity.Devon, for instance, is completely incompatible with any esper affiliation. Goldenrod can't even teleport him without receiving the mindfuck backlash. I almost wish you guys had evil typing so I could give really fucked up narrative.You'd find that it's a wonder Devon is even as amicable as he is.
>>28972488Sniff the air around us, we should be pretty familiar with his scent.
>>28972639But he did:>Goldenrod's face is shaved, and he has a band over his head to cover his star
>>28972638>>28972639Man if I had a mustache at thirteen I would have thought it was pretty sweet.
>>28972654I'm sure your gore boner needs scratching Professor. Don't worry, we'll get there eventually.
>>28972654>I almost wish you guys had evil typing so I could give really fucked up narrative.Please, don't temp me, Doc. Narratives that reflect different psychological states (or just insanity) are too fun.
>>28972658I think Prof is still writing out the next post, since he didn't give us any greentext options.>>28972661For now. Because he was told to come in civilian clothes. Which is why he's hiding it now.>>28972676Me too, man. Me too.
>>28972661No shit Sherlock, we told him to come out in civvie clothes so he's covering up the most noticeable marker of not being a civilian. Kids wandering around with stars on their forehead tend to garner attention.He doesn't hide it during Rocket Training or anything like that.
>>28972661You mean right now? Yeah. he's trying to look human....did you not catch that?
>>28972654So I take it Devon and Goldie aren't BFFs?
>>28972654hahaha Devon had to take the bus like a common person.
>>28972698He didn't even hide it back then when he came with us back to the hospital.>>28972706Considering Goldie's Timid personality, I'd say not.
>>28972654You can still do that when we use feint attack. Since that is supposed to run on pure killer instinct, right?I want to hear your fucked up narrative
>>28972661I really hope his head band has a star on it.
>>28972654But is there a way to be nice Evil? I'm thinking either Lovecraft level of otherworldness is enough to repel Psychic without actually being mean or deliberately malicious.Ceru's method seems to work too: just have being nice be instinctual, rather than conscious.
>>28972654>>28972708AHAHAHA. Gawd. And all by himself.
>>28972679I mean crap like:Goldenrod approaches you, looking a little smugger than usual. His shit-eating grin makes you recollect the dream you had last night of tearing his throat out. His eyes meet yours, an obvious challenge that makes you straighten your back a little more and bare your teeth in your own kind of smirk."H-hey Devon." Your dominance makes the chump come out of him to your satisfaction."Sup shitface. You goin' to kiss Ceru's ass again?"He doesn't reply to you, instead withdrawing further and walking away with his tail inbetween his legs. He'll try to kill you in your sleep later. You'll need to be on your guard.
>>28972736Ceru isn't a natural Evil type, so she has to segue into it when she uses her Evil moves.Devon, however, constantly has to live with that mentality.
>>28972723It hides killing intent.
Sanna is quiet, looking to Goldenrod whom averts his gaze from yours as he answers," Couldn't port him. I don't even like being near that freak, let alone touching him."You feel your lip curl up at the thought of this, something you don't quite like," Goldenrod, we need him here."He frowns further, as Sanna looks away herself, checking the area."I can't do it Ceru, dealing with that is beyond my ability."You let go of the emotions welling up within you. Clear like water. Flow, just flow."Did they tell you what's going on?"Goldenrod looks at the man unconscious by your side,"Well, Giovanni didn't mention this. Covert op though. Civ clothes, something about an error and chasing ghosts. Not really chasing ghosts, is it?"You wear a tired smile from the events of last night, you can feel the bags under your eyes."Yeah, something like that." You mess up the unconscious Chuck's hair a little bit. "He knows something about it. But his story is weird. When I asked him about it, he didn't remember something. He got like this after."Goldenrod takes a knee and touches the man, wincing a little bit."Woah.""What?"Goldenrod frowns in concentration for a few moments before answering," His mind has more holes than swiss cheese."> Do something about it.> He's no good then, is he?> I kind of thought so.> (Other)
>>28972755Shit, Devon.Stop looking at Goldie's ass. That's Cerulean's.
>>28972755...huh.You know, I understand Devon a little better now. It's really not his fault he's an enormous asshole.
>>28972789Ask Goldie if he can do something about it. Would he be able to patch up Chuck's brain?
>>28972789>[X] "Do something about it."
>>28972789see if he can do something about it
>>28972789"I was sadly afraid of that...can you do anything?"
>>28972789>> Do something about it.
>>28972789Is there some way we can fix this?
>>28972762I thought it was pure instinct, in that it has absolutely no real coherence or forethought.Like, there's no premeditation at all. No planning, just acting. There's no mind to read because you're just acting moment to moment.
>>28972789> He's no good then, is he?If so then> Do something about it.
>>28972789[x]come on, fix it. Or something.
>>28972789It's more important to know WHAT happened to him rather than whether he can be helped right now. Waking him up might be a bad idea, hmm.Can we take him to a not-rocket gym, "since we found him nearby", or is all of this going to be done in the park?
>>28972851That's the same thing, isn't it?
>>28972851They can still mindrape us.
>>28972881Not when feint attack is active, unless I am misunderstanding something.
>>28972789"I expected something like that.There anything you can do about it? Can you recover some of what was lost? If it'll take a while let me know, we can hold off on poking through his brain and get to a more discreet location once Devon gets here.Would it help if I gave you the details of what happened so you can fill in the blanks?Can you tell anything about whatever who did this?"
>>28972905We aren't a Dark type, we don't have their resistance to Psychic stuff, Psychics just can't predict our Dark attacks making them extra effective.
>>28972755Goldenrod approaches you, looking a little smugger than usual. His shit-eating grin makes you recollect the dream you had last night of tearing his throat out. His eyes meet yours, an obvious challenge, and his look fades. You straighten your back a little more and bare your teeth in your own kind of smirk. He trembles."H-hey Devon." Your dominance makes the chump come out of him to your satisfaction."Sup shitface. You goin' to kiss Ceru's ass again?"He doesn't reply to you, instead withdrawing further and walking away with his tail in between his legs like a coward. An obvious deception, that lying esper shitstain wants a piece of you. You'll need to keep an eye on him or else he'll stab you in the back.Fixed that up a bit.Seeing through evil eyes would require you to constantly undermine the way your eyes perceive the world.
>>28972939I dunno, I feel like it'd be like trying to poke holes in a sheet of paper.And feint attack basically just hides the paper from them. They can't see it to interact with it.
>>28972905>>28972959It's attacking without thinking of the attack, our mind is still rapeable however.
>>28972954Comon, stop teasing!
>>28972954Hey Prof, mind re-explaining how Evil types work again? And how pseudo-Evil types compare to them? Because if you don't do it now, these guys are just gonna keep on talking about it....
>>28972995He already did like 3 times man. They're not listening.Real evil types are always immune to all Esper abilities (except throw rock, for obvious reasons)Rangers with evil moves can really hurt Espers, but aren't immune to their attacks permanently (like mind reading.)It's simple.
>>28972954Isn't that a big problem for Bruise then? He'll always seem unrealiable and untrustworthy to Kitty.How the hell do Evil types form stable relationships? Well, I suppose if you still care about people even though you think they're all assholes...
>>28972654>>28972995He already did.
>>28973044Kitty isn't evil. She's normal type.
>>28973044You hate them less than everyone else. You're also implying something that may not even happen.
>>28973044Kitty isn't an Evil type. Persian is a Normal type Pokemon, she just also knows some Steel and Dark type moves.
>>28973044She aint evil either. She does the same thing we do.
>>28973044Kitty isn't actually an Evil type. She just leveled the shit out of the Evil moves she can learn.And Persian is just a dickass Normal type that that scratches things reflexively.
>>28972654>>28973039This is what Prof is saying.But these guys are still arguing about whether or not pseudo types like Kitty and Ceru have any defense against psychic moves.
>>28973064We can always dream, Prof. We're Rockets, after all. Always reaching towards the stars.
>>28973084Their moves make it so they can attack them.But otherwise? No. Sabrina read our mind like a rotten egg.
>>28972789Does our education include type-theory? Are the interactions of the more esoteric types like psychic, dark, fairy, dragon, etc, even common knowledge to Pokescience?
I just realized what the best implant ever -the only one I still kinda want- would be.Smeargle's brain bits that let it copy moves.
>>28973124it probably makes you autistic or something.
>>28973107The problem is that Cerulean has to 'engage' her Evil side while natural Evil types like Devon are 'always on'. So, the question is; once that Evil side has been engaged, do they have the same defenses?
>>28973139Remoraid brainbits didn't turn us into Bullseye from Daredevil.
>>28973124>yfw thats probably what Giovani hasThat or something that would make him more like fafnir
>>28973124You mean access to the move sketch?>>28973143No they don't because we're not a sick fuck
>>28973143...yesThat's what I said. We are temporarily immune to mind reading and such. And I highly doubt we can 'leave it on' before you say that. It'd probably cause severe damage to our psyche if we tried.
>>28973183Look. I'm not even arguing against you. I'm just making the two points in this argument clear. There are people who hold your position.>>28973179And there are people who hold this one.It would be nice if Prof could clarify which one is true.
My mistake with Kitty's type then>>28973064What's important is that it might come up within the story, not really whether it'll actually happen.
>>28973183It only hides intent to kill nothing else.
>>28973219He already did. Dark moves make us immune to mind reading. We've seen that happen.
>>28973173Smeargle + Dito implants.You scared yet?
>>28973255Basically a bargain bin Mew.
>>28973271It has the advantage of being more available at least.
>>28973251You're missing the point. Look at all this. Why are people still arguing?It's because Prof hasn't been clear about it, fuck. So we have to get him to put an end to this so that these guys can stop circling around each other.
>>28973255What do you need the Ditto for?>>28973251IT HIDES KILLING INTENT NOT THE FUCKING MIND!
>>28973313if u r a dark type they cant read ur mind or they will die
>>28973303...and it feels like I'm talking to a wall.>>28973313Yeah, making it so they can't sense us coming by reading our mind about our next attack.
>>28973251Yes, evil moves give temporary immunity to Esper attacks.Though Espers will always have an easier time reacting to a ranger that needs to cancel out of "Evil mode" for their own sanity.Kitty's basically been put through bizarre and hellish training to make her a pseudo evil-type. Her brain is fucked up.>>28973313It makes the mind blank, though if they're perceptive, they'll still be able to perform a physical counter or generate a barrier.
>>28973346>...and it feels like I'm talking to a wall.You know, anon. You're a jerk. Someone is trying to make peace and you act like a fucking.
>>28973313Yeah, but it removes all other thinking. It's like mind blank makes you immune to mind effecting spells in D&D.It takes away all thoughts except how to remove whatever is threatening you. There's no mind left to fuck.At least, that's how I see it. Still waiting for the official word on this.
>>28973313Smeargle lets him learn any move and Dito lets him use them to their full extent.I imagine it would be a lot like fighting Alex Mercer.You try to hit him and he turns his arms into a Sheldar shield, then grows some Blastoise cannons to retaliate.
>>28973363>>28973370There. Hope you're happy now. Fuck.
>>28973363Prof, can you be clearer?>Though Espers will always have an easier time reacting to a ranger that needs to cancel out of "Evil mode" for their own sanity.Is this referring to Cerulean? So are you saying that, when she goes into "Evil mode" she has the same advantages?
>>28973381DudeDUDEThat would be so fucking awesome.
>>28973381Smeargle can learn transform so no need for Ditto.
>>28973386Fuck you, anon. Fucking hell. That was the position I held. My god. Why are you acting like such a cunt?
>>28973388that is what he said right before that line
>>28973388How about: Evil type rangers are ALWAYS in "Evil Mode" with abandon for their sanity.So yes, I'm referring to Cerulean, and she has similar advantages, though she'll be vulnerable right after the attack.Can I write the next part yet?
>>28973363NeatIs it possible to get stuck in evil mode? Like, not able to cancel it out?
>>28973449yes please write the next part
>>28973449Please do. I had hopes you'd be writing the next part while ocasionally peeking in the thread, but it seems I was wrong.
>>28973450Sure, it's a thing now. Sanity rolls to exit evil mode when used in succession.Do you kill everything, or don't you?Bliger's advanced forms are very "feline" in the approach of murder.
>>28973449That's the clearest answer you could give, Prof, so thanks for finally giving it.
>>28973410Shit. Well it depends on if you can transform without being a ditto in this universe.He would have still needed to have seen a ditto at some point so he might as well go all in.
>>28973449no i want you to stop writing the post and instead create a detailed guide about how each type affects each other type and the extent of the advantage/disadvantage
>>28973490Don't even joke about that man.
>>28973412Yes, but I was just asking him to state things plainly instead of trying to describe things again.>>28973449Like here. If this was the answer he had given in the beginning, people still wouldn't have been arguing up to this point.
>>28973477I like it.Always a pleasure to read some good old fashioned emotional trauma.
>>28973410>Smeargle can learn transform Really? Show me where it says that.And even so, Ditto has Imposter as it's Hidden Ability, so Transform takes priority pretty fast.
>>28973477I actually sort of want to see this happen now.Really not regretting taking Bliger.
>>28973542>Really not regretting taking Bliger.Er, what? That's part of crytten's evolutionary steps.
>>28973477>Sanity rolls to exit evil mode when used in succession.That's a massive bullshit nerf for no reason other than "mitebcool".I'd be less bothered by it if this quest hadn't been presented as DEADLY DEADLY DON'T FUCK UP.
>>28973551>Sketch cannot be used to copy Selfdestruct, Explosion, Struggle, Transform, or Metronome. If used by a transformed Pokémon, Sketch will fail. I thought so.
>>28973477>>28973588Mm.The problem is, do Evil types like Devon have to constantly roll for sanity checks as well? Because if not, I don't see why we'd have to roll either.
>>28973608Read the whole thing before being smug. It works now.
>>28973608Actually it can now be used to copy any move but Chatter.
>>28973477I thought dark moves were just instinct?...why would we go insane from instinct?That's silly Professor. You're silly.
>>28973588I kinda like it.Adds a reasonable drawback in exchange for what is essentially immunity to espers. Do you risk going loopy, or do you leave yourself vulnerable?
"I kind of expected that," You frown, though don't really put much more of yourself out there."Anything you can do about it? I know a few things that he should know."Goldenrod removes his hand from the man, and peers at you warily,"Ah, Ceru how.. Ah, nevermind, I'll find out later. It'll take some time to fix him." Goldenrod's eyes shift around the area, obviously perturbed by how open it is."Yeah, take him to the Rocket dorms. After we find out what we need, you can teleport him out."You think for a moment, a finger to your mouth as your eyes drift to Sanna, feeling guilty about the prior day."You take him and start on that. We'll wait here for Devon. Better than him showing up with no one here."Goldenrod kind of smiles at that, or does he smile at you?"Better than him taking his frustration out on civilians." His face goes flat as he kind of spaces out," Better than having to deal with that monster."He touches Chuck's hand,"See you back at base." And the two of them vanish.It's just you and sanna now in Green Park awaiting Devon.So, how did you intend to grovel?> Don't bring it up now, it's mission time.> "I'm sorry, I'm so sorry! It smelled really good!"> "Sanna, sorry about yesterday. My nose is sensitive."> (Other)
>>28973632Think of it this way:Do Russians have to roll endurance checks for cold? No, but Spanish people would.
>>28973682>"Sanna, sorry about yesterday. My nose is sensitive."Mixed with>"I'm sorry, I'm so sorry! It really did smell good!"
>>28973667I guess it means that we would just lose access to higher thought functions until forcibly snapped out of it. Operate entirely on instinct and remove all threats in a brutal and efficient manner.
>>28973682> "Sanna, sorry about yesterday. My nose is sensitive."
>>28973682>> "Sanna, sorry about yesterday. My nose is sensitive, and the smell was too strong for me, even if it was nice."
>>28973682[X] "Sanna, sorry about yesterday. My nose is sensitive."
>>28973687>>28973477Maybe prof should add a wake up check to Rest to see if we get stuck in sleepy lazyass mode.After all, we're not actually an esper and Rest is an esper move.
>>28973682>adorable nervous fidgeting>I'm sorry Sanna, it did smell really good, but my nose is sensitive and it was way more concentrated in your room than I could deal with...
>>28973723Part of why Rest requires out of combat.
>>28973682>Sanna sorry about yesterday. My nose is really sensitive.I just couldn't help it.
>>28973687The problem, though, is on whether or not the need for rolling it would go away.And if we can build up a tolerance to it, why would he think that wouldn't be the first thing we'd try to do? It would just end up wasting time and being superfluous.If we can't build up a tolerance to it, then that's even a worse problem.
>>28973723I imagine that's actually a thing, and the reason we can't just take a catnap in the middle of combat.
>>28973717I like this
>>28973682>> "I'm sorry, I'm so sorry! It smelled really good!"
>>28973477There needs to be an incentive to balance that then, like acting out of turn. Seems more like something for Quick Attack though.How about "feral mode" rather than evil? You allow the pokemon instincts to take over, giving innate bonuses to moves that the particular pokemon specializes at. Losing san rolls makes you act more like that pokemon.>>28973682> "Sanna, sorry about yesterday. My nose is sensitive."mention that it smelled really good from the door, and that we can judge for her if it's from outside her room.
>>28973759I don't think it even matters if we're a natural psychic? Could Brian feasibly Rest in the middle of a fight? I'd think not, since he'd get beaten up while doing it.
>>28973749Well we will have to see wont we?It cant be that high of a check since we used it to hug someone once. It probably lowers as we level up our dark moves.
>>28973788The problem is not in using Evil moves, but in using Evil moves in quick succession.
>>28973682Give a few sniffs, see if Sanna smells nice today."Sanna, I wanted to apologize for yesterday.I have a very sensitive nose, I went to visit you because I smelled something really nice when I went in the dorms.But inside your room with the broken bottles of perfume there was too much. It was like the difference between a nice song and a dozen people singing right in your ears.I'm sorry."If the apology is accepted we can give her a hug and tell her she smells nice.
>>28973735Well fuck. With this turn of events, I'm going to lobby the fuck out of Ice/Water moves only. No more anything else ever.If all moves that don't match our type not only don't get stab, but also incur bullshit penalties, we shouldn't be using them at all.Better to take our moves that don't incur bullshit and pump them up until weakness no longer matters.I don't even want to see what we might have to roll for on other attacks. Bullet Seed requiring rolls to resist the seeds trying to overtake your biology? Psybeam requiring rolls to prevent backlash?Nah. Screw that.
>>28973477I honestly like this idea. It would give us something to consider before spamming Evil attacks or abusing their power.
>>28973749He implied that the training involved in building up resistance to it can really fuck a person up.I'm interested in seeing how it goes. The more trauma, the better.
>>28973822Kitty, right? Yeah, Goldie was a bit scared of her too.
>>28973775>feral modeI actually really like that.>>28973801>using Evil moves in quick succession.Yeah, that's a thing that I think they didn't read.>>28973834Goldie doesn't even like being around Kitty all that much.
>>28973820They already drain stamina and make it damn near impossible to engage without going for the kill.And you want to add on more penalties?
>>28973477Yeesh, Prof. After resolving one argument, you go ahead and inadvertently start another. You just can't catch a break, huh.
>>28973820but we put points into them specifically because they let us work on fair ground with psychics. They're hardly powerless just because we can get around their mindreading.I don't like the new penalty. Feels too Shadowrunny
>>28973877Shut up you fool! The Prof. loves Shadowrun.
>>28973682"Um, this mission is what I meant to tell you about yesterday.""And... it really did smell good, but being in the same room you were making it was too much for my nose."
>>28973902That's fine. But this isn't Shadowrun. And he should know that.Same reason I don't like the sanity shit for poke implants....beyond like, 6-10 implants that is.
>>28973908something like this.
>>28973863>>28973854Hm.....yeah, unless you're thinking of basically making Evil moves as strong as that instant freeze move thing but at a cheaper cost, I don't think you need to add another penalty.
>>28973919This setting is just as Shadowrun as Shadowrun is.We are doing a corporate espionage mission for god sake.
>>28973854YESSS, BARIOTH MODE IS A GO.Also, that sounds terrible for anyone taking gyarados. You'd need to roll for san every couple of hours or something.I just realized how funny it would be to take san loss for metapod or kakuna.>"Ceru? Ceru, are you ok?">"Shut up guys, I'm trying to turn into a butterfly. I just need to stay still and sleep/harden"
>>28973717I like it.
>>28973930Feint attack has crazy potential because of how it can be chained into things.
>>28973981I don't care how similar the missions are, sanity/corruption/soul stats are dumb. That should be roleplay stuff. Not to mention it's a considerable nerf to dark moves which we happened to have dumped a shit ton of points into recently. It feels unfair to add them after the fact.
>>28973854>Yeah, that's a thing that I think they didn't read.I did read that. You didn't define what "quick succession" is. For all we know, that could activate if we Nasty Plot to boost, then Snarl and Feint Attack into a Frost Breath.I don't think you understand that nerfing things we've purchased not because they are OP, but rather because you want to write crazy characters, is a dick move. Is it within your power and rights as the QM? Yeah. Still dickish.
>>28974025For what it's worth, Prof, I actually like the change. It'll improve things from a narrative standpoint, if not a mechanical one. And I know which side I prefer.
>>28974014First, that has to be put into practice first. And it has to show its worth. If Prof can show that its worth having that penalty on, that's good. Basically what I said here>>28973930If Evil moves are good enough to require an extra penalty, then go ahead and add them.But the thing is, we have to roll just to make the attack in the first place, and dice can be fickle. There was already one instance where we almost killed a friend because of a crit failure. Why add another penalty when he's already willing to go that far to punish a poor roll? Why risk aggravating people more? People are already aggravated now.
>>28974014as I understand it, it's functionally the same when chaining as lock on, except it has different typing interactions. So there isn't much reason to use it unless you are attacking an esper.
>>28974025It is a tad dickish, yeah, but I enjoy reading crazy characters. Win some, lose some.
>>28974014Feint Attack+Lock on should mean effectively 100% hit chance and high crit chance, any more and it might be overpowered/too all-encompassing
>>28974081>If Evil moves are good enough to require an extra penalty, then go ahead and add them.Forgot to say>But Prof has to prove that first in the game itself. Hypotheticals don't work.
Sanna's looking away right now, her face covered by her hoodie. You squirm a little bit as you come out of your "mission face."The two of you are protected from the clear morning sun by the trees of this park, sunlight filtering through the leaves by emerald shade. The sunlight is little uncomfortable against your fur, but still kind of nice the way it makes your fur shine.You sniff the air, trying to discern whether Sanna's wearing a fragrance. She's not.Well that's odd. You think to yourself for a moment before she turns to you, catching you sniffing."Hm? What is it Fat Cat, got somethin' ta say?" Woah, yeah. She's a bit mad at you.A little meekness might help here. You touch your thumbs together and angle your toes away with a slightly averted gaze so as to not look her in the eye."Hey. I'm- uh- sorry about yesterday. It was too strong for my nose. It was really good though, you know?" You bring your claws up, pleading,"I'm really, really sorry about that. I didn't mean it, I really didn't."Sanna holds up a hand for you to stop before sighing and relaxing a little. "Yeah, yeah, I kind of figured it was like that. I kind of suck at making those things anyway. Look. You don't talk about it anymore and we'll call it even. I did throw ya out on yer tush anyway."Sanna seems to be pretty resigned about the whole thing. You really did like the smell though.> Try to convince her that it's great.> Drop the subject and wait for Devon.> Ask her why she isn't wearing a scent.> (Other)
>>28974078I also don't mind the change
>>28974107was feint attack changed to affect crit chance? otherwise that would be focus energy.
>>28974081That was supposed to be a lesson in not using evil moves in friendly fights.
>>28974122>Try to convince her that it's greatOh Sanna.
>[X] Try to convince her that it's great.The reason I was at your door was because it smelled so great. I almost ate some! I'm sorry! Really, really sorry I made you doubt yourself.
>>28974081>If Evil moves are good enough to require an extra penalty, then go ahead and add themExcept they're not. If he's going to add a massive fucking penalty onto them for flavor reasons, he better buff the fuck out of the moves themselves.>>28974122> Drop the subject and wait for Devon.
>>28974122> Try to convince her that it's great.Maybe ask if we can use the perfume.
>>28974113Well, we don't have much evidence to go on, but from what I have seen thus far, Feint Attack is crazy stronk.
>>28974122>>28974153Yeah, tell her that the reason we came to her room was because of how nice the smell coming from it was.
>>28974122> Drop the subject and wait for Devon.
>>28974126not expecting an attack means that you can't tense your muscles/use your defenses to their fullest. Armor pierce is too much, but I would say it counts for higher crit chance if we level both moves more.>>28974122ask for a DILUTED bottle of the stuff, saying that it really does smell nice.
>>28974122> Try to convince her that it's great.
>>28974122>>[X] Try to convince her that it's great.
>>28974122[x]you don't suck! It smelled good! Perfume is always overpowering if it's too concentrated!
>>28974187Er, no. The one time we used it doesn't really showcase how good it is.I'm asking for mechanical benefits. That one time with Alexis was more of a cinematic. If Prof wants to add mechanical penalties to Evil type moves, he has to show the mechanical benefits first.
>>28974122>Smile>Eyes wide>Thank her, Thank her Thank her Thank her for forgiving you.
>>28974122>[X] Try to convince her that it's great.It actually was. Just not in such huge quantities. Darn vomeronasal organ.>>28974163>massive fucking penaltySlight exaggeration there.
>>28974122>> Try to convince her that it's great.
Rolled 12 + 2Trying to convince.Sanna:C+1 R+1 1d20CeruleanC+3 R+2 1d20>>28974270I luled.
Rolled 11 + 5>>28974294
Rolled 8 + 5>>28974294
Rolled 15 + 5>>28974294You want us to roll?
Rolled 6 + 5>>28974294Woohoo.
Rolled 18 + 5>>28974294
>>28974294She's rolling to resist our charm?HUMPH!
>>28974294>That feel when you wanna roll and participate but you've already rolled two nat 1s todayY-Yeah you guys do it!
Rolled 1 + 5>>28974294be sure to thank her for forgiving you
>>28974343Thank the fucking Lord that this was the 6th roll.>>28974335You almost brought this down on us all, you bastard.
>>28974343thank goodness I'm too late.
>>28974278>Slight exaggeration there.Adding a second roll to not go into an extended psychopathic state of bloodlust is not a massive penalty?I'm sitting here trying to think of what could possibly make you think that would not be a massive penalty, and I'm not coming up with much.All this does is make it so we never use dark moves again, resulting in narrative inconsistency as to why Ceru spent two years working on techniques that are damn near suicidal to think about using on actual missions.
>>28974163>massive fucking penaltyNasty Plot into Snarl into Feint attack would definitely trigger a roll for regaining Conscious thought.Just Feint attack Or Snarl into Feint wouldn't necessarily incur the need to roll for san.Fighting an esper with such abandon may actually be preferrable, though it could cause Ceru to go on a rampage between her guns and claws. Tenacity+ Rocket training would be used to roll against Feral/Evil nature.Also, either charm or Tenacity could be spent to break the mode if it got out of hand.It's an anti-esper measure that would give her immunity against their mind-reading which would make fighting a more advanced esperKadabra/Alakazam/Kirlia/Gardevoir/Drowzee SIGNIFICANTLY easier.It's something that'd be useful against espers, though you won't need to rely on it as much.>>28974424Lower ranks could make the DC higher, if that's what we're talking about.
>>28974424I'm sure the DC won't be ridiculously high.
>>28974451>It's something that'd be useful against espers, though you won't need to rely on it as much against non-espers.*
>>28974294should Sanna really be using Charm for this, and not perception or intelligence? Charm doesn't really strike me as the power to be depressed.....lol, on that note, why does rocket training help? ELITE DEPRESSION
>>28974424He said "when used in succession." So you need to use at least to in a row. And then we don't even know what the DC is, and if it can be attempted every turn thereafter or what. The actual severity of the penalty is completely unknown.
Wait, do we actually have Nasty Plot?
>>28974468Yeah, I don't think we'll need to use Evil moves as heavily on non-Espers. Crossroad Killing, definitely, is good on its own.However, you can work on putting the stuff you described here>>28974451under more understandable and concrete terms at another time, Prof. You can just focus on writing the story for now.
>>28974516Fuck yeah we do. Rank 2.
>>28974451>Remove the Stamina costs from all Evil moves>Add in a Sanity stat>Sanity above X% regens at a rate of Y per turn.>Possibly link Y to Tenacity or other stats>Have Evil moves cost sanity points to use.That would be a much less shitty system than san rolls. >>28974479According to >>28974451, three Evil moves will do it. That's insane. It would make Evil moves nearly worthless in both squad settings and solo.>>28974516Yes, and I want a refund now.
>>28972755>>28972755Devon is paranoid as shit, What does he think when he sees us?
Rolled 8 + 5>>28974516Nasty Plot, Snarl, and Feint Attack I believe.
>>28974548And Cross Roads Killing (AKA Night Slash)
>>28974545>three Evil moves will do it.Within one or two posts. It's not that bad and the other system will just make things more complicated, though I'll consider it if other anons agree.
>>28974516Yup. It ups our non-physical attacks which means it works well with a lot of other stuff we do.>>28974545So Dark attacks don't have any effect on Stamina? That doesn't seem quite right. Just roll with it.>>28974547We aren't an Esper so he doesn't unnerve us that much. We just have to make it clear that we're in charge and he ought to fall in line.
>>28974548Cool beansI was hoping we'd get those eventually. Must have missed it.
>>28974545>three Evil moves will do it. That's insane. It would make Evil moves nearly worthless in both squad settings and solo.How many attacks do you think most battles last?
>>28974577It's too complicated, I say. Just try to streamline things as best as you can and lay down the rules you've made in an understandable manner.Like with that one or two posts cooldown thing. It'd be nice if you could be more specific and concrete about it.
>>289745453 moves AT A TIME, so it's not so bad. We can just spend a turn making cold mist before starting the evil barrage again.
>>28974617The benefit is that vs an esper, you'd become a pseudo evil type.Risk vs reward.>Writing.
>>28974582>>28974582not what we think of him, I want to see what he sees ceru as
>>28974577>>28974617>>28974590Do you even understand how the Evil moves will work in actual combat?The main advantage to the Evil moves is that we can combo them.This takes that away. Feint Attack is good because it combos. Snarl is good because it's a free action. Nasty Plot is good because you use it before the attack starts to begin the combo.Adding the san check will result in nearly every single attack in which Ceru is the aggressor requiring a sanity check.>Nasty Plot to boost Spec Attack>Feint Attack to get in close>Snarl because free action that cripples>Ice Breath for the killAnd now you've exceeded the Evil technique limit and you have to san roll. After one turn of combat.It kills the biggest advantage to Evil moves.
>>28974645nooo, don't tempt us to make Ceru crazy! We must preserve the hugs as long as we can!
>>28974684We can still hug, we'd simply ponder the though of tearing out his entrails and rolling in them like a fucking cat
>>28974645Er, you meant to quote someone else, right?>>28974668A rival, obviously. He thinks of Goldie as someone who's planning to usurp him from behind. He sees Ceru as someone he's competing with directly.>>28974684Er.....I think you misunderstood him.>>28974681You misunderstood. It's like if we used 3 moves in one action, that would be fine and we'd be up to use that many moves again in our next prompt.If we go up to 4 Evil moves in one post, that's when we'd have to roll. In your example, Ice Breath is fine as its an Ice type move, so we wouldn't need to roll there.
>>28974681All it takes is a feint attack / crossroads killing to annihilate an esper. You don't need to snarl and and nasty plot, they are dead anyways. hell, you could lock on instead of feint attack, maybe add in a focus energy for a better shot at critting for utter murder. I'm not even sure nasty plot would help, since in the games it is for special attack.
>>28974681Or you could, you know, just use two of those evil moves. Its not a big deal really.
>>28974681that's because you're trying to maximize all your moves. If you're going for the kill, Snarl is pointless. Using only 2 of those 3 at a time is already very effective. Besides, I don't think 3 is the hardcoded number. Crossroad Killings seems to me like a much weightier move to use than snarl in terms of needing san checks.
>>28974738In his example, Nasty Plot would be used to improve Frost Breath.
>>28974681We could not use three Evil techniques in one turn then?Like a Nasty Plot into a Water Gun?Or a Feint Attack-Night Slash?
>>28974668We're probably more of a Rival than anything else. We've trained alongside him and done really well, he might not like us, but he at least respects our abilities. He doesn't cow us so he can't see us as a wimp or prey.He sees us as someone to compete against.
>>28974681When you put it like that, evil moves sound pretty overpowered.This seems like an interesting way to reduce reliance on them.
>>28974757See, while I'm not opposed to Prof's proposed penalty system, this is one of the problems that needs to be addressed. The ambiguous weight behind how stressful each of these moves are.It's going to become needlessly complicated, which is inadvisable for a quest, so Prof needs to find a way to streamline this shit.
>>28974772Like a rival alpha dog.
>>28974701Excellent.Gotta love that narrative from the perspective of somebody who just isn't quite right in the head. Insane character are really fun to read.
>>28974737>rish vs. reward>tempting the dice godshow well do you think that'll turn out in the long run? Ceru will inevitably start slipping with the number of nat 1s there are.>>28974785we'll see what he works out by next session. If it's too much trouble, we can always dump it and go for "feral mode"
>>28974785Let's wait and see. I think it can probably be streamlined fairly easily.
>>28974857>>28974822That's the thing I was asking for, anons.
just want to say>fatcatI chortled
>>28974737>You misunderstood. It's like if we used 3 moves in one action, that would be fine and we'd be up to use that many moves again in our next prompt.No, the scenario I listed is the exact scenario Prof said would trigger a san roll.>>28974738Evil techniques are not anti-Esper only. Nasty Plot boosts all our Ice moves, Snarl makes non-Espers clumsier, Feint Attack gets in close more quickly.>>28974770>>28974757That's exactly what I'm saying, though. Evil moves are good because you can stack them. This removes that. For no reason. It's not mechanically broken, this is just nerfing it because Prof wants to write crazy, and that's a terrible reason to nerf something we've already sunk a ton of our XP into.
"Sanna," You take a step up to her and grasp her hand with yours. She starts to pull away, but you look her dead in the eye and tell her quite firmly to stop.She complies, and tolerates what you have to say to her."I'm serious, it smelled really good. I'd wear a bottle of it if you gave it to me. It's what drew me to your room in the first place." You blush a little beneath your fur," I even.. Well, I almost tried to taste some of it from my finger because I thought it'd be really good."You pause for a moment, smiling wide without showing your teeth, have to practice after all."So, let me wear it sometime, okay?"Sanna looks at you with a slight blush, her mouth trembling into something of a smile, the softer side of her peeking out for a moment."So- you two get at each other's crotches or are you are just fuck'n getting around to that? We've got a mission don't we?" Devon intrudes and completely misreads the situation.Your mouth hangs open at how ridiculous he sounds, while Sanna pulls her hand away, rolling her eyes,"Ah, yeah. Hotdog's right, lets get this show on the road, huh? Don't go hold'n us up now, Ceru."Sanna turns and you see Devon through the brush. He's wearing a wearing something of a muzzle to restrain him from biting, though you only see the very top of that, his coat being pulled up to cover his maw, the only real discoloration of his face. Gloves and long sleeves hide the thin black fur and claws, while a hood does it for his short horns.It dawns on you that you're the least conspicuous out of your team.Devon takes a step up and hands you something, a memchip."I was told to give you this. It's got a list of people we should check out, got anything so far since you disappeared yesterday?" His red eyes glean some kind of truth from your walk.Giving him a nod, you confirm it,"I'll fill you both in on the way to the dorm."__________________________________________
>>28974857>Let's wait and see. I think it can probably be streamlined fairly easily.>>28974875Also, no, this has to be clearly thought through first before it's put into actual practice. Gotta work out the kinks first.
>>28974875then we are in agreement. At most 3 people agreeing, which is a good number, right?
>>28974885Ok this fucking sentence right here"So- you two get at each other's crotches or are you are just fuck'n getting around to that?Made me like Devon a lot more than I used too
>>28974883We can still stack them you numpty, just as long as we dont go overboard.Snarl into feint into slash or something would be fine.
>>28974891Unless you want to have quite a few retcons, then no. This isn't an implement it and work out the kinks later system. This is the kind of thing you work out before you implement it.
>>28974885>"Ah, yeah. Hotdog's right, lets get this show on the road, huh?I'm so glad that nickname stuck
>>28974885I thought we disagreed on bringing Chuck to the dorm, Prof?
>>28974883I would only use nasty plot and snarl against a non-esper, unless they were really powerful, since I expect the typical esper would get murdered. There is very little reason to use feint attack against a non-esper though. It is 100% accurate, but so is remoraid/lock on. I would think quick attack is more for closing distance (or situationally, pursuit)
>>28974931He was teleported to the dorm which dealt with that issue.The problem would be people seeing him enter or leave the dorm. Grumpy ported him in, he ought to be unconscious in a private room. When we're done with him we'll port him elsewhere.
>>28974940Well snarl nasty plot and crossroad killing would all work on non espers. Maybe not as well but it would be a boost.
>>28974931We did, until he fell unconscious and we had Goldie check him out.It's fine now, since he won't know where he is. Keepin' it low key.
>>28974909Ask yourself "Is it broken now?". No. It's not broken now. It's not overboard.So why is max stacking being penalized? Why don't we implement a maximum 'safe' bladder capacity of 5 and going overboard with filling them will result in pressure checks in which we randomly spray water so as to not rupture?>>28974940>We don't have quick attack yet.>We don't know if it can combo in the same way that Feint Attack can.If it can combo, then fantastic. I'll be all for buying it.
>>28974913what do you think of "feral mode" then? while it's been stated multiple times in-story, we haven't had much mechanical risk of going crazy due to pokemon grafts.
>>28974982As long as we keep him in a single room, that's fine. Best not to have him wander around collecting memories that could be scanned and taken from him.
>>28974981The only reason to use CRK is if they are weak to it, or resistant to Frost Breath.
>>28974996>So why is max stacking being penalized? Why don't we implement a maximum 'safe' bladder capacity of 5 and going overboard with filling them will result in pressure checks in which we randomly spray water so as to not rupture?Isn't that the plan? To have us chain 3 Evil moves at max per action post?'Course, then, I wouldn't understand why Prof would think we'd ever go overboard on that limit, unless we were going all out against an esper. And even then, it's not much of a penalty, is it? It would be negligible.
>>28974996Actually putting too much water in your bladder does cause them to burst. The maximum safe capacity of our bladders is probably what it currently is.
>>28975071>Isn't that the plan? To have us chain 3 Evil moves at max per action post?As stated by prof, that would result in rolling to not go batshit crazy.>And even then, it's not much of a penalty, is it? It would be negligible.Then why implement it at all?
On the way to the dorm, you tell Devon and Sanna everything about what you did at Lavender, the two of them seem a bit disturbed by that, though Devon much less.Sanna can't believe you actually volunteered, and in retrospect, you can't believe it either.You plug in the unmarked mem-chip to you Index and pull up the list...>Quarry(Pewter)>Foreman: Donn- A strict man and usually an upstanding employee.>Laborers won't be worth much talking to.>Warehouse(Saffron)>Guard: Dirt- An older man with a bit of a chip on his shoulder and known for shirking his duty now and then. Originally from Pewter. His boss rarely catches him when he's lazing on his duties.>Guard: Stuart- A somewhat younger man. Spooked by the nightly guard duty now and then. Bears a very gentle yet mildy suspicious demeanor as though he's hiding something, even if he doesn't know what it is.>Warehouse Director: Michelle- A moderately older woman that's appreciated by all of her employees to some extent. She appears quite amicable.It's a promising list. Though if there's an esper... You recall now that Seraphis had a hard time remembering some of the details of the whole error... Maybe talking to her would shed some light?Though she said she'd prefer not to be contacted unless its important.You'll need to respect the client's wishes.> Call Seraphis.> Interrogate Chuck.> (Other)
>>28975044Shit man Frost breath always gives us a crit, why did we even get crossroad killing?
>>28975101let's talk to chuck. We won't call seraphis unless we're at a dead end.
>>28975101>[x] Interrogate Chuck.
>>28975100>As stated by prof, that would result in rolling to not go batshit crazy.If we went beyond that. In one action post.>Then why implement it at all?Er, yes. That was the question I was asking.>>28975101Volunteered for what? The mission? Or for channeling the ghost with Lilac?>Interrogate ChuckMs. Seraphis told us not to bother her, right? Let's only call her once we're close to the end of this job.
>>28975101>>[x] Interrogate ChuckInterrogations away!
>>28975125Frost Breath is a special attack.I assume Crossroad Killing isn't.
>>28975165>Volunteered for what? The mission? Or for channeling the ghost with Lilac?Ghosts.
>>28975101>> Interrogate Chuck.also, form plan for dealing with espers. go over how to identify them, how to repair damage they've caused, and how to deal with them without killing them.the squad needs to know beforehand, but we can just skip over what the plan was until it actually happens to save time.
>>28975101[X] Interrogate Chuck.Let's not bring in Seraphis yet, if we don't turn anything up through some other means we'll contact her. Considering that there's an Esper about doing stuff I would prefer to not let Seraphis in on things during the middle of the investigation. She doesn't have any means of defending herself against Psychic fuckery that we know of, so we can only assume that she is vulnerable to that type of attack and if we tell her things the enemy might be able to find out what we know.Make sure Devon knows to follow our lead for this, and that if we need a bad cop we'll call him in. For the sake of selling the good cop/bad cop act during the interrogation he should reluctantly obey us, but be chomping at the bit to go to less friendly questioning methods.
>>28975101>It's a promising list. Though if there's an esper... You recall now that Seraphis had a hard time remembering some of the details of the whole error... Maybe talking to her would shed some light?Oh, now it makes sense why Ms. Seraphis wouldn't want us bothering her with details of the mission. If she suspects that an esper is involved, she must also believe that she's vulnerable to having her own memories read and erased.
>>28975101I'm willing to bet all these people have been mindwiped.But Stuart seems to be the most promising. If he's acting suspicious but has no idea why, then maybe he's retained some residual awareness of what happened.
>>28975101>> Interrogate Chuck.We are going to roast that chuck.
>>28975181Ah right. I suppose it is still good for physical crits on non espers then.
"interrogate" in this context means "ask nicely and do a little psionic probing around the broken areas", right?
>>28975194discussing anti-esper tactics sounds like a high priority. I imagine a tandem Snarl from Ceru and Devon would have most ready to piss their pants.
>>28975215Smart.Although if she's being targeted, then the perp already knows we are investigating.
>>28975251Yeah, interrogation doesn't necessarily mean torture or anything.
>>28975165>If we went beyond that. In one action post.No, read >>28974451>Nasty Plot into Snarl into Feint attack would definitely trigger a roll for regaining Conscious thought.and >>28974577>Within one or two posts.It's not going beyond that. It actually requires slightly less than the that we've been discussing. Three moves in one or two turns = san check.That's crazy. Most of our Evil moves are designed to combo. Taking this away without mechanical reason is a terrible design choice.
>>28975273You seem to be the only one left who has enough of a problem with it to keep going on.
>>28975256Yeah, but it's for the best. Gotta limit the information leak as best as we can, right?
>>28975251If everything goes well, yes. I'd much prefer to get what we want out of him with a nice chat and Goldie looking through his brainmeats.If he is uncooperative then we can escalate. Devon makes one hell of a bad cop, he's scary and looks like a loose cannon, his fires never heal and we can tell the person we're interrogating that. It gives them some serious incentive to spill their guts to us, the good, fluffy, huggy cop.
>>28975282I still think it's a stupid change to write crazy stuff, but I don't care enough to argue and shit up the thread.
>>28975282It's a bad change and I'll be damned if I'm going to sit here and not voice my opposition to it out of apathy.
>>28975101> Interrogate Chuck.
>>28975309Yeah, that's fair enough.I'm just mad that this one dude has been sperging out about it for the last couple hours.
>>28975320>>28975333If Prof doesn't want people sperging about mechanics during the thread, he probably shouldn't stop writing the story updates to discuss mechanics.
>>28975255We have a really good team for dealing with Espers.Goldie is an Esper himself so he knows their tricks and can detect them, as well as being resistant to Psychic attacks due to being Psychic.Devon is Dark, so they can hardly even touch him.We're not quite as good as Devon against them, but we can hold our own.And we have Sanna for live capture. Goldie locates them and keeps us abreast of what they're up to. Us and Devon double Snarl them, we might even toss in an Icy Wind in order to slow them down. Or spray them with water guns, or both. Sanna wraps them up and then shoves a bucket of Sleep Powder into their face.
>>28975359We should leave discussion of mechanics for another thread, QTG or wait until the session is over.
>>28975333Its not like we will be the sole source of dark moves anyway. If we know espers are involved we will be bringing Devon who can chain dark moves for days while we stick to shorter, less feralness inducing, chains.
>>28975309We don't always have to chain into Evil moves. We've got other deadly techniques available to us too.Although it's fine to discuss any problems there are in the proposed system.>>28975359Yes, that was definitely Prof's fault. He should know by now how much of a bad idea it is to bring up these kinds of things so early on in the thread. Should have left it for the post-thread discussion.
>>28975393I find it highly amusing that people build up Espers to be super OP or something in their head, and the two (or three I think) fights we've had with them, we wrecked their shit. Hard.
>>28975425In the right situations their mindfuckry can be OP.But then so can every other type.
>>28975425Er, it was a close match in our first fight against Alexis.It was only in the second that we did overwhelmingly well (in comparison, since we started with low stamina), and that was because we had access to Evil moves.
>>28975425It's all >MUH GEN 1But they don't seem to remember that this ain't gen1
>>28975425just be glad they haven't chosen to simply hover us up.
>>28975462I liked Gen 2 better anyway. Feraligatr for life bitches.
>>28975425They are pretty powerful, they can do all sorts of mindfuckery, and teleportation is extremely useful.But they're not invincible, and Cerulean has methods of countering their strengths.
>>28975425You're just asking for this to turn into a tangled web of mindfucked investigation, with manchurian candidates, illusions, false memories, the whole nine yards. Psychics tend to be squishy in the ring. That isn't why they are scary.
You, Sanna, and Devon enter the dorms, and are immediately touched by Goldenrod's mind, informing you that he's taken to an empty dorm room.Once the three of you arrive, you get a message from Goldie.(Hey Ceru, can you have Devon wait outside? Like, at the end of the hall? Or preferrably outside of the dorm?)(No.) You think back to him. (He can wait outside though.)(Fine, so long as that ridiculous mut doesn't disturb my-)(Goldie.)(Yes Ma'am.)"Wait out here Devon, I'll call you in if we need you okay?" You give him an amiable smile, despite Goldie's mental rudeness.Devon unzips his coat's collar and scratches underneath his muzzle,"Yeah, sure. Just tell me where you want me Ice Queen. Sooner we can get back to training the better."He walks off, down the hall. His spaded tail uncurling from around his waist.At least he's being good._________________________________It takes a little to get Chuck to come around. In that time you tell Goldenrod what you learned from the ghost.When the man does come around, he start to freak out at the strange and new faces around him until Goldie makes eye contact. Relaxing him quickly."He's still a bit out of sorts since the backlash from trying to access missing memories. An Esper that takes their time doing this would do a better job. They left his mind pretty malleable too. It's been done a lot.""I met him on the train yesterday on his way to kill himself." You comment off-hand.Goldie nods," Ah, that'd get around the nasty business of Mediums finding out. I might fix that too.""Could you?""Of course."Goldenrod touches Chuck's forehead, focusing a little with an uncertain grin on his face.Sanna stands at the door, looking over the whole thing,"Hey Goldie, this guy gonna be alright?"Goldienrod nods,"Yeah, just gonna take a bit." His eyes slide over towards you and he holds out a hand," I'll start patching in what memories make sense."You give him your hand and slip into a trance.
>>28975530>Psychics tend to be squishy in the ring. That isn't why they are scary.Er.....they're highly prized rangers. I'd say they're pretty strong in a fight.
>>28975576The classic Psychic is a Fast, Powerful, low Defense.
>>28975576Glass cannons is the term you are looking for.
>>28975576the value of teleportation, instant communication, through-cover foe identification, and the like provide make them logistical powerhouses, regardless of how well they function in battle.
>>28975555Just realized that, with Devon being part-Dark, he can't communicate with Goldie via telepathy.
>>28975611These glass cannons get forcefields and healing.These aren't glass cannons. They're something else. Yeah, it's a squishy center like a glass cannon, but these psychics have some armour you gotta chew through.
>>28975650high damage, high armor, low HP class.Avoid piercing type damage.
>>28975659Are they really low hp, though? They have the standard human levels. They just don't have passive defense buffs from pokeparts.
>>28975640He cant even teleport man. He had to take the bus to meet us.
>>28975690humans are like level 1 untyped pokemon. They're pretty much oneshot material.
>>28975690>Human levelsYeah, humans are squishy as all hell.What, you didn't know that?
>>28975708>>28975712Maybe I'm letting HFY poison my mind a bit too much, but I'd think that HP would be a human's only 'good' base stat.Maybe 50 or 60 base hp for an average human with weirdos like Bruno having it over 100. Average for other stats circling the 10s and 20s.Like, passable base hp but near everything else is ass and humans really get screwed over on the level mod.
For a time, everything's blank as you feel your memory from the ghost patched in with color and form.More people from that office come into color, focus. There's method and detail, though still an overbearing fuzz to the whole ordeal that's cut off short.You hear a snap and you come to, fully away of everything again, nodding slowly."So, how'd it go?Goldenrod smirks, feeling pretty satisfied."Well, I found out some things.""Go on..."Goldenrod tells you and Sanna that the error found originated from the Pewter Quarter's transfer from Quarry to Saffron's warehouse. You confirm that Seraphis included those locations in her list.What's more, you confirm that he knew the ghost, "Louis Nepher."He was the next "filter" in Silph's corporate system. Chuck sent the report to Louis, and then Louis disappeared. That's when the hole appeared for that person.So that answers the name of the murdered. You ask him if Chuck knew or saw the killer or the thief.Goldie shakes his head," No, that's something they were careful to cover, if we looked over others, we might be able to find a person that they got sloppy on. This case is hard though."> Report the name of the missing person to Miss Seraphis.> Investigate the people from your list of leads.> Have Goldenrod go through Chuck's mind once more. (Chance)> (Other)
>>28975887anything goldenrod can do to help chuck's livability? You know, fix up the mind so he isn't so crazy and suicidal?
>>28975887> Investigate the people from your list of leads.> Have Goldenrod go through Chuck's mind once more. (Chance)This one is really tempting. But I just know a critfail would result in vegetable Chuck. He might be a dick, but he doesn't deserve to be broccoli.
>>28975887>[X] Investigate the people from your list of leads.Start with Stuart.Do *not* contact Seraphis. If she's compromised, then the less she knows about the ongoing investigation, the better the mission will go.
>>28975887>[X] Investigate the people from your list of leads.Maybe if we get a few more leads we can get back to Seraphis, and I don't think it's a wise idea to keep on mucking about in Chuck's head, at least until he's had a bit of a rest.
>>28975933He already did that.
>>28975887Oh, I have an idea!What if we implanted some false memories in Chuck regarding the identity of the victim/the killer/the investigation in general, and then let him loose to ask some awkward questions to pertinent individuals.Then we tail him and see who goes after him.
>>28975887[X] Investigate the people from your list of leads.Stuart looks like an interesting place to start. Don't report to Seraphis.
>>28975998We're here to protect people, not endanger them. It might be worthwhile if Chuck agreed and Chuck's mind didn't resemble Swiss cheese so much, but I don't think it's a good idea right now.
>>28975991>>28975887well, let's go to the list of leads then. Who all is on there?How much of seraph employee records is available to the public, ancillary question?
>>28975998Sounds very Rocket to me.
>>28976060I don't really want to puppeteer the poor guy. I mean he has a hard life as it is.We wanna help him and all. I veto
>>28976105>>28976060yeah, let's not do this one. We're not THAT desperate yet. I don't think.Though, I don't even know who all are our leads, other than looking up the dead man.
>>28976060We can always do that later. Right now we have a number of people to look into.
>>28975998I like it
>>28976060Yes, but we were designed by the Kerbal space program (or at least /tg/, a reasonably close substitute), and so almost never go where Rockets are supposed to go.
>>28975998that's....evil. It would cause quite a stir, but personally I wouldn't want to do that.>>28975887>> Report the name of the missing person to Miss Seraphis.map out the places between Pewter and Saffron, figure out if the disappearance happened on route, possible smuggling routes, etc.Look up Louis' position, see who he was connected to that would make it easier to kill him and not Chuck.
>>28976121>>28975101>>Quarry(Pewter)>>Foreman: Donn- A strict man and usually an upstanding employee.>>Laborers won't be worth much talking to.>>Warehouse(Saffron)>>Guard: Dirt- An older man with a bit of a chip on his shoulder and known for shirking his duty now and then. Originally from Pewter. His boss rarely catches him when he's lazing on his duties.>>Guard: Stuart- A somewhat younger man. Spooked by the nightly guard duty now and then. Bears a very gentle yet mildy suspicious demeanor as though he's hiding something, even if he doesn't know what it is.>>Warehouse Director: Michelle- A moderately older woman that's appreciated by all of her employees to some extent. She appears quite amicable.
>>28976016>>28976105Can we at least keep the idea as a backup? If we don't get anything out of the other interrogations, then we can use that to hopefully capture one of the perps.It's a very efficient way to get the answers we need, if not a particularly ethical one. But ethics have no place when the mission is endangered, so I would advise that we don't disregard it outright.
>>28976158On the contrary, ethics have every place when the mission is endangered. You must ask: is the mission worth it?In this case, the answer is "actually probably yes" given that the perps are murderers who will likely kill again if they feel they must.
>>28976155oh, duh, silly me.Let's start at the warehouse. Move our from proximity of the victim. One of the guards.We'll ask him about anything suspicious going on. Then ask the director if she knew the guy she was sending reports to.
>>28976155Is this asking who to spy on? If so, I'd say we should catch Dirt when he's slacking on the job, when he's unsettled and more likely to let something slip.
>>28976152Oh, it's most certainly evil, but it wouldn't cause a stir. Anybody he asked would either already be aware of the scenario and dismiss it, or would be *extremely* nervous that the guy they had mindwiped is asking questions again. And they would want to put a stop to that.So they either get an esper, or an assassin. Ceru and Devon can deal with the former, wheras Goldie can interrogate the latter. We can then trace this back to the source, and if it matches up with the reaction that Chuck got to his questions, then we can black-bag the source for interrogation. Goldie can find out if anybody else is in on this, and they can be vanished away as well.And that would get us our answers. Mission complete. No fuss, no mess, no loose ends, Chuck gets his life back. All he would have to do is play bait for a little while.
>>28976189I think that's the point. Gives us a hired goon to mind probe.
>>28976155Investigation of Stuart- A somewhat younger man. Spooked by the nightly guard duty now and then. Bears a very gentle yet mildy suspicious demeanor as though he's hiding something, even if he doesn't know what it is.
>>28976233It'd be a perfect plan if it worked perfectly. Which is to say: the targets might start disposing evidence, we might fuck up protecting Chuck, it might get traced back to us... I'd say stick with strategies that don't endanger a civilian until there's no other choice.
Where is chuck's computer? we need to get to it now!
Alright. Rerouting course of action...> Investigate Stuart> Investigate Dirt> Set up Chuck as bait.
>>28976155I would be pretty pissed too if my parents named me dirt.
>>28976325let's talk to stuart. If he's the type to be spooked, he's the type to have spooky things happen to him.
>>28976325>[X] Investigate DirtUsing the "catch him slacking on the job" idea, I think.
>>28976336Joe Dirt?He's from Pewter. You'll get worse names from there.
>>28976288The email on Chuck's is one of those thing. But is a chance the data is still there and could locate our dead guy.
>>28976325> Investigate Stuart
>>28976366>Locating the body.This may* be possible through yours or Devon's nose. You'll just need to find something that has his scent.
>>28976378The email had to be sent from a computer if we find the computer we can find the scent
>>28976378we need an inn at seraph to get the location of his house.
>>28976325>[X] Investigate StuartOperation Esper Bait is a last resort.
>>28976359Like what? coprolite?
>>28976422It's the ghetto.Hope. Faith. Sheniqua. Tyrone. Gravel. Slag
>>28976422GraniteYou'd never be able to escape the puns.In fact, you'd start taking them for granite.
>>28976422Geode, who's entire childhood consisted of kids calling him DUDE.
>>28976399We seriously need to get to his computer.
>>28976459I don't disagree, but how?
>StuartUnless you guys want to pursue the lead of getting the murdered's computer.The lot of you can always split up to search for clues.
>>28976325I vote Stuart as long as he's not scheduled for the night shift
>>28976483who's trained at computer sleuthing?
>>28976483how do we get computer?I mean, other than ms. seraph. Maybe chuck can tell us where it would be.
>>28976459What do you hope to get off his computer? The email? Chuck had it too. Scent? We could probably just look his name up in a directory to find his home.
>>28976438>>28976446>>28976451I am disappoint that none of you pointed out that coprolite is fossilized shit.Also >Pewter has stereotypical black naming That cracks me up.
>>28976483We don't even necessarily need the dead man's computer. If we can find out where he lived....
>>28976483Nah.Esper involvement means we should operate as though the mission has already been compromised. Splitting up when the enemy is watching is a fantastic way to get picked off.
>>28976483Actually, that would work.For Stuart we'll probably only need us and Goldie. We're planning on talking to him, dealing with whatever is odd about him.Send Sanna and Devon out to find Dirt when he's shirking duty and ask him some questions, politely if possible, unpolitely if necessary.
>>28976499Devon is supposed to have better background in science, due to being from Cinnabar.
>>28976483>>28976522We'll be in the same general area and Goldie can act as a relay.Send Sanna and Devon towards Dirt and Ceru can go after Stuart with Goldie.
>>28976543Thats probably chemistry and biology science instead of computer science. Cant hurt to ask though.
>>28976543let Devon go solo then? Might be able to get in without problems if we take advantage of his backgrounds. Computer Inspection, passion for Sylph, etc all work.On the other hand, sending him with Sanna might be better.Goldy will never agree to work with Devon, anyway. We just need to take him to probe people's minds and protect him from other espers.>>28976603ask Devon if he can work with computers
>>28976603Split. Devon with Sanna, so that we can contact their group through Goldie.
>>28976627I don't think Goldie's telepathy runs that far.
>>28976603Split up like >>28976627 suggested
>>28976603Devon and Sanna watching Dirt for a slip up.Ceru and Goldie for a friendly conversation with Stuart.
Rolled 43"Goldenrod, put Mr Chuck back to sleep so he doesn't hurt himself while we're gone."The esper nods and snaps his fingers in front of the entranced man, putting him to sleep. "He'll be out for a while."You release a tired sigh,"At least he gets a rest." You look over to Sanna."Can you grab Devon? We need to figure out what we're going to do."Sanna pulls up the corner of her mouth with a roll of her eyes," Right, right. Whateva you say boss."__________________________________________________The four of you split in the Saffron Quarter heading to the warehouse incognito. Goldie raised complaint to working with Devon, so he's sticking around with you. While you can Goldie check up on Stuart during his changeover, Devon and Sanna go around to find dirt based on his profile.Everyone's on the alert for esper involvement.Stuart sticks out like a sore thumb, though when he catches you and Goldie, he gives the two of you a friendly little wave accompanied by a smile.Profile was right, he doesn't seem like a bad guy, even though you're a ranger. More tolerant?(If you talk to him, I'll check him to see if there's any pauses or inconsistencies.)(Roger, sounds like a plan to me.) You reply.(We may have to take him in for what I did with Mr. Zaphrain. Have we been cleared on that?)(Negative. We need to keep a low profile.Maybe we could use their own tactics against them?)(Wipe out involved people's minds?) Goldie seems a bit hesitant at that.(Yeah, something the matter?)(No, nothing. it's sensible.)>Stuart has spotted you and it seems that you can approach him even during his shift at the warehouse. >How do you approach?> Get his scent.> Ask him direct and to the point questions. Goldie can get rid of them later.> Make idle chatter, let Goldie do a passive read.> Bag him, and extract whatever info you can glean.> (Other)Ignore this roll.
>>28976869I don't know about wiping memories, but we could ask him if he's seen anything spooky as of late. That's bound to get us a huge list of things.
>>28976869> Make idle chatter, let Goldie do a passive read.So how 'bout them minerals, eh.
>>28976869>[X] Get his scent.>[X] Make idle chatter, let Goldie do a passive read.We've already seen how unreliable mindwiping can be, so let's try to avoid it. Attempt to coax information out in a normal fashion, first.
>>28976869[X] Get his scent.We might want it later, it shouldn't be too hard to smell him while talking to him.[X] Make idle chatter, let Goldie do a passive read.Don't push too fast, get a bit of trust going first.Introduce ourself, be nice, ask him about himself and his job, share things about ourself to build up trust.After we make some chatter we can ask him if he's been seeing anything spooky.
>>28976869[X] Get scent[X] Make idle chatter
>>28976869let's not mindwipeTell him about the ghost, and that we're investigating to help put the ghost to rest.Prof, you still haven't answered whether or not Devon's good with computers.
>>28976869I'm not sure I like how you have us casually endorse mind wiping, even though it seemed pretty fucking traumatizing when we've seen it with Zaphrain and Nepher....Have we asked Goldie if the reason Nepher's ghost was so erratic was because he retained whatever psychic trauma was performed upon him when he was still alive?
>>28976992It's a legitimate option and Cerulean gets the job done.We try to do it nice first, but the job is more important than being nice. We're ELITE.
>>28976992It hasn't come up between the two of them. he doesn't really know anything about ghosts.
>>28977059Similar question, how much do Medium's care about law/justice?Like if a ghost told a Medium the person who murdered them, would the Medium report it to the authorities?Or just not really care because their concern is with the dead and not the living?
Rolled 9 - 2>>28976969He's alright. Not great at it though. Not any better than Ceru would be actually.>Writing idle chatter.StuartAmiable -1/They're kids 1.Ceru C+3 R+2 1d20>>28977082A question for Lilac or one of the other mediums.If the law came to them with questions, they'd answer. Otherwise, it's none of their concern.
Rolled 7 + 5>>28977120
Rolled 17 + 5>>28977120
Rolled 16 + 5>>28977120Nat 1 incoming!
Rolled 2 + 5>>28977120not a 1
Rolled 20>>28977120statistically, I PROBABLY won't get two 1s in a row1 in 20 chance.
>>28977147>Rolled 2>>28977152>Rolled 20you lucky son-a-of-gun
Rolled 10 + 5>>28977152sadly you will forget your mods on your nat 20
Rolled 1 + 5>>28977152>>28977120hue
>>28977167>>28977152(the sound of wailing and gnashing)
>>28977167I see yer 1d1 m8.
>>28977152I fucking hate you
Rolled 14 + 5>>28977120okay, the 5th roll we are are still misisng
You approach the man upon his post, a rifle held up at his side. You've seen them now and then in ranger training.You've been told that these are effective weapons against people, though they're dangerous to use and rather ineffectual against them. Against people though?Anyone can point and shoot. Though it's loud, it'd be noticed.The gunpowder though. It stinks and leaves stains. Definitely no good for the field.It can also kill rangers.Stuart's posture is rather good, obviously trained kind of like a ranger, he's here to keep bad people from stealing from good people.You decide to work off of that a little."Hello there sir, how are you today?" You start off with a nice charming smile, while Grumpy stands a bit behind you, looking rather shy.The man winces for a moment, seeming disturbed by something, though your expectation seems to cause him to ignore it."I'm quite good little ranger. How about yourself? Bag any big bad monsters yet?"You fidget a little in your dress, leaning your weight from one side to the other, and gripping your dress, little embarrassed."Not yet, I'm actually still working on that. What about you? Have you ever seen a monster?"The man pauses at that question for a moment.(There's something missing.) You hear from Goldie.Stuart's position relaxes a little,"Why no, I don't suppose I have. Nice and safe in the middle of Saffron you know." He gives you a charming smirk. He's actually rather quite handsome,m he must have good breeding."Then again, I've seen you, little ranger, so I suppose I'm seeing some kind of little monsters." He says as sort of a half-joke.You pout at that," Hey, that's not nice. For your information I'm a perfectly- ah.. Well.. Sort of normal little girl?" You kind of scratch your head, capped gloves blunting your nails.The guard nods in a kind of playful, mocking agreeance,"Right, right. Of course you are. Two of you run along now, I've got to keep watch."
> Bag him.> Ask direct questions.> Leave him unmolested.> Rendevous with Sanna and Devon.> (Other)
Rolled 16>>28977401he did it. We need to put him down right now
>>28977401"Actually I'm here to deliver a message. It's from Mr. Nepher."
>>28977382> Ask direct questions.Press him on the memories that seem to be missing."Are you sure you haven't seen a monster? Or signs of one? I heard one might have been spotted here, maybe at night?"To Goldie (Are holes something you might be able to fill in, given time?)
>>28977401So, he's seen Monsters. That's interesting, means something to do with the shipments involves them. Not just Espers.> Ask direct questions."You don't need to worry. I have a really good sense of smell and hearing, nobody'll sneak past.Do you know a guy named Louis Nepher?"
>>28977382>He's actually rather quite handsome, he must have good breeding.That's a weird thought for us to think.
>>28977401"Not even an Eeevee?"
Rolled 7 + 2>Direct questions.>"Not even an Eeevee?">>28977547>"You don't need to worry. I have a really good sense of smell and hearing, nobody'll sneak past.>Do you know a guy named Louis Nepher?">"Are you sure you haven't seen a monster? Or signs of one? I heard one might have been spotted here, maybe at night?"CharmStuartGrowing Paranoia +2 CeruleanCharm+3 R+2
>>28977611Stuart sucks at this.
Rolled 1 + 5>>28977611Rolling.>>28977629Yes, yes he does.
Rolled 19 + 5>>28977611Your paranoia means nothing Stuart!
Rolled 18 + 5>>28977611now I've got it! Yes indeed!And ask about lois.
Rolled 11 + 5>>28977611>>28977630shit, where is our nat 20 to balance this
Rolled 6 + 5>>28977611
>>28977630We can burn some Charm to ignore this, right?Or is that not how it works?
Rolled 12 + 5>>28977382>You've been told that these are effective weapons against people, though they're dangerous to use and rather ineffectual against them. Against people though?Er. I think you messed up on that sentence, Prof.>>28977630Blagh.>>28977650Let's just accept this failure for what it is.
>>28977662>>You've been told that these are effective weapons against people, though they're dangerous to use and rather ineffectual against monsters.Blugh. It's that time.
>>28977662...Why would we do that?
>>28977650It might be worth it. It'll cost a bit, but succeeding at this set of tests will probably earn it back.
>>28977662I dunno. I hate to burn charm, but damn it, this is a REALLY bad time to not burn it. We're investigating for crying out loud!
Rolled 1 + 5>>28977662>>28977692>>28977695>>28977701The consequences for a nat 1 could be really bad right now, as well.
>>28977650Yes, you may burn 2 charm points to recover from this mishap.
>>28977692>>28977701Because we don't attain charm as often as we do tenacity. Also, it took us 5 tenacity to burn away each crit failure from our operation.It's hard to take, but we have other avenues. It's not worth sacrificing 5 charm now and crippling our ability in the future to investigate other sources.
>>28977733....2?Fuck man, why is it higher now?Screw it, go for it.>>28977738I think the burn is related to how bad the failure will be. 2 must be reasonably bad. it was 5 for surgery because we wouldn't most likely died.
>>28977733I'll take it.
>>28977733This is a big one isn't it?I hate the fact we can't train stats.
>>28977795I wish we could train stats too. Really badly.
>>28977767>I think the burn is related to how bad the failure will be. 2 must be reasonably bad. it was 5 for surgery because we wouldn't most likely died.You messed up that sentence really badly, anon.Also, it costs more because we had a crit failure. The other time when we nearly didn't pass (because Prof forgot our Rocket bonus), we were just 1 point away from meeting it.>>28977733Yeah, sure.
>2 Charm spent>Paranoia Failure negated.>Writing.
>>28977845What determines us getting more stat points anyway? Just whenever we've done something sidequesty?Sorta feels that way.
>>28977808>>28977885Isn't training stats a major part of pokemon?
>>28977885>Just whenever we've done something sidequesty?Pretty much. They're allocated through story advancement and social interaction.
>>28977936Social interaction? Can you name any examples that would net us a point?
>>28977936Neat. Sidequest ahoy!If we have time. We do have a schedule to keep.
>>28977953Our whole thing with Sanna did, I think.
>>28977936This is starting to remind me of Persona.
>>28977953Being a cute mudahfuckah, having blood hotter than the sun
>>28977936Shouldn't we have gotten something for raising Sanna's self esteem?Or does it take more than that?
>>28977992Not very specific.>>28977975We only just improved our relationship from that.
>>28977987Can you name a better friendship simulator?Also, must be a long post.
>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRVVm6jRiR4&list=PL616C409141684A9EThe main eyes you warily and you disarm him by pushing back some lose hair, tucking it behind your cat-like ears."You don't need to worry, I have a really good sense of hearing, nobody'll sneak past."He begins to raise some kind of protest, though you won't have any of that, not right now. This is important."So you haven't even seen an Eevee?" You ask, perfectly innocently. The question making him space out a moment.(He realizes he made a mistake.)"Oh, right. Sometimes I forget that those things are monsters, right? Things are hard for their owners to put down sometimes. Pretty sad."You nod slowly," So why did you say that you haven't seen any monsters?" This one's a little more pushy than the last, though you wear as innocent a grin as you can bear, trying to keep that accusatory stance to the side.Stuart goes blank again.(Again, he can't think of it.)The guard mulls it over for a moment," Can't really quite say.. You know, that's a pretty weird-""Are you sure you haven't seen any monsters? Or any signs? Maybe... at night?"The guard kind of goes blank again,(Hole's there.) his brown furrowing from mounting angers,"What? You think there'd really be a monster in the middle of the dome? Just going around aside from those eevee? You don't think that you rangers are doing your job right or something?(He's getting angry Ceru, might want to bail.) One last question."Do you know a guy named Louis Nepher?" You blurt out, and the man looks at you as if you just said something stupid."Uhm, no?"(No hole. Doubt he ever met him.)> Bag him, time to probe.> Leave him alone.> Wipe the conversation, start over.> (Other)
Re-reading the post on how Devon sees things, I have to wonder how the Houndour/Houndoom species haven't made themselves go extinct yet, if they probably have a similar mindset.Or is it less a problem since they're only about as smart as real dogs?
>>28978173They're pack animals.
>>28978149[X] Leave him alone.Let him be, we know where the hole is, I doubt that we'll be able to get more out of him. He saw a monster at night, it was wiped, probably on the night of the robbery. We know he only takes guard duty every once in a while, so we can look through the days he was on guard and get a good idea of when the robbery happened exactly. This'll let us narrow our search down a good bit.
>>28978149welp.there WAS a monster here. Or someone who was trying to make it look like a monster was here.Too bad we don't have ghost alternate witness to re-fill the memory hole. We'll have to find another lead.
>>28978149Wipe the memory and restart.He got angry because we were probing too deeply into the monster issue. Whoever worked on his mind must have done that to make questioning him about these things harder.Let's ask him more about his job and what he does. What's the location he's usually assigned to guard? If he saw anything, it must have been from his post.
>>28978149Excellent. Can Grumpy just wipe the part about us asking about Louis Nepher? That's the only suspicious part.Apologize for wasting his time, thank him for being so nice if/after that's done. his job's important too, even if he's slightly rude by instinct.
>>28978219>>28978227Ah, if we can get that sort of information without asking him, then I retract my vote for mindwiping him. Except for the part where we asked about Nepher.
>>28978149"There probably isn't anything, but don't forget -why- the people who can't afford Everstones have to put their Eevee down. If one of them evolves, we don't need more monsters than that."
Devon x Ceru Training daysAnother day of training, you arrive first to the Rocket field, or at least you would if it weren't for that cat bitch trying to usurp your claim to being Giovanni's favorite. She gives you a smug look and fiddles with those sick yellow claws of hers, toying with them in anticipation of running them through your flesh. Her tail swishes behind her lazily with a calculated and slow metronome.She's timing herself for an attack.You can't let her think you're weak. You puff out your chest and angle your horns to catch some light while blowing out a puff of black flame that singes the foul air of this cage they call a city."Hey there fat cat, here first again today?"She refuses to reply to you at first, a gleam in her eyes betraying her hidden schemes. Finally, she smiles, with violent sharp and cold teeth glistening in her maw."Hey Devon. I couldn't wait to get out here. Training here is a real honor." She says, though you know she's just trying to undermine her goal.You get real close, looking down at the little ten year old, she looks back up to you, unflinching. She's actually challenging you, really?"You got somethin to say, or are you just shitting me, you cowcat?""Uhm, Devon, that's a bad word. Uhm, mom says you shouldn't say things like that." Her eyes flicker away, searching your body for some kind of weakness, or no, to make you think she's let her guard down."Doesn't matter what your mom says, she's not here, get to training and trim that fat. You make me want to puke." You snort at her, finally making her back off.Yeah, just like that. Just like that is how you're going to stay top dog, so long as she knows her place, and so long as you put her there.
>>28978149I thought this guy was supposed to be gentle? Or is his caustic reaction because of mind tampering defenses left behind by the psychic who wiped his memory....
>>28978364>Love your eevee so much it evolves>Tearfully put a gun to it's head.
>>28978372Basically being a dark type is like looking through the world is shitty paranoia o' vision. Gotchya.
>>28978364I can't wait for a Snubbull to show up.
>>28978372I fucking love these.You should put "A moment in the mind of Devon." in the subject field for these or something. They're awesome.
>>28978372I wonder what that paranoia makes of the hugs
>>28978372Is Devon even aware of the effect his implant is having on his mind? Or has he long forgotten that?
>>28978372So Devon is like Dale Gribble + Burt Gummer + dog + fire + edge.ballin
>>28978364Actually I just thought of something terrifying.What if the reason the mystery psychic did such a rough/conspicuous job with the tampering is because they're not an Esper at all?What if the thief secretly raised their Eeevee after it evolved, and then had a loyal Espeon to do their dirty work?
>>28978560Still an esper. Just a nonhuman esper.
>>28978560Heh. And it's psychic powers allowed it rudimentary understanding of human language?that'd be pretty ballin'. And SOoooooo against the rules.But the question is why the hell would they need all that metal then?
>>28978385Espeon would read your mind and counter-attack before you can pull the trigger.Umbreon's Evil paranoia would mean it would be suspecting such an attack.Sylveon is... Fine actually. I'm pretty sure Prof said that Sylveon's are nice enough that you're allowed to keep it.
>>28978560That would terrifying.>>28978601Good point
>>28978520His awareness is why he doesn't always act on the distorted shit he thinks.I'll do another one in a bit. Need to insert some imaginings of excessive and unnecessary carnage in there.Seems the consensus is or a mindwipe and restart.Want confirmation on this.You could always kidnap him for some good ol' direct probing.>>28978560>>28978601>>28978611Shadowruns~Who says it isn't the other way around?
>>28978611>Not using cuteness to get pampered and worshiped like a god>Not being like cats to egyptians>Passive evil
>>28978611Umbreon would be the best guards. Break into someone's house, nobody home. A pair of red eyes and glowing rings appear out of the darkness in the corner of your eye before vanishing again.
>>28978639I think the agreement was just that we'd wipe away the memory of that last question and just leave him alone so that we could investigate the areas he usually guards to search for clues.
>>28978639I want to just yoink him off somewhere. Have Goldie telesnatch him.
>>28978601Well they just happen to have an Espeon on the sly. Whatever motive they have to take the metal in the first place wouldn't change, it just means that they have what they think is a trump card that'll let them get away with it.
>>28978639Wait, what? No, don't mindwipe him. Thank him and move on.
>>28978639Nah just erase the last question.And maybe implant a mild suggestion for him to let us snoop around some?
>>28978649Until they poison spray a kid that's visiting from another home and legal action requires the fucking thing be put down.>>28978659Ah, I didn't get that. right.>Get rid of the last question and move on.>>28978689That's do-able.
>>28978639I say we're done with him, leave 'im.
>>28978639>His awareness is why he doesn't always act on the distorted shit he thinks.That's pretty interesting. Does he have to remind himself every few minutes to not murder everyone? What was he like before the implant?
Rolled 3 + 5>>28978666Yeah... maybe wipe the Nepher mention, and perhaps say something like "Well, thanks for your time. I still think there might be some kind monster around though." Would be less suspicious if word got around that some rangers were snooping around asking about monsters, and might give us the chance to look for signs.
>>28978700Umbreon can't learn Toxic naturally. If you've found a way to taught an Umbreon Toxic, you be up to shit anyways. Also, if a neighbor kid is wandering through your house in the dark, in the dead of night, while nobody else is home, bitch deserves to be bit.
>>28978747That's in its Dex entry. Poisonous spray/sweat.
>>28978766Whoa, really?Weird that it's dark type then and not poisonous...really weird.
>>28978747When agitated, this Pokémon protects itself by spraying poisonous sweat from its pores.
>>28978766Yeah, I know. Which was always weird. The ONLY poison move that Umbreon can learn is Toxic, and it requires a TM to do so. It having a Dex Entry to a poison spray is unusual.
>>28978747>bitch deserves to be bit.>Allowing children to be harmed by dangerous monsters.Sir, a Silph representative of the civic guard would like to have a word with you about accusations of being a monster sympathizer.
>>28978848It's the same as in real life. If you have a guard dog, and dude breaks into your house and gets bit in the middle of the night, you don't blame the dog. You press charges on the fucker breaking into your house, and give the dog a treat for doing it's job.
>>28978848It's not my he didn't see the "Beware of Umbreon" sign
>>28978893Dog bites and body rotting toxin are usually different things. Besides, if its a kid, I doubt he has a malicious purpose.
>>28978893>not putting up the security needed to keep out a CHILD from your house that has a dangerous monster inside itSir, I'm gonna have to ask you to come with us to the station...
>>28978928It would require a teacher to teach it Toxic though, and I'm pretty sure nobody would teach it to anyone who wasn't a ranger.
>>28978972No it wouldn't. Read the damn thread or at least the dex entries before commenting on pokes you don't understand.
>>28978972It naturally sweats poison.Just ignore the game mechanics, alright?
(Get rid of that last question Goldie.)(Roger)Goldie vanishes from behind you, levitating behind the guard for a moment, touching the man's head and holding the rifle away."Just a moment sir- sleep..." Your Squad member whispers as the man's put into a trance.It takes about a minute, but Goldenrod teleports back into his former position.(Right before you asked about Nepher.)(Right.)Goldenrod snaps his fingers, and the man comes out of his trance angry again,""What? You think there'd really be a monster in the middle of the dome? Just going around aside from those eevee? You don't think that you rangers are doing your job right or something?"Exactly the same, Goldie did a good job."Oh no sir," You're apologetic now," We were just asking about it because we heard there might be some in the area."Stuart gets angrier for a moment before relaxing all of a sudden,"Oh? Well then, I guess if you're looking into reports, that's fine."(I did that. He should let us move around now. I also found out that the monster's not consistent with an Eevee or a destabilized form. It's not something that I've seen in our dex either.)(That was a bit above and beyond.) You admit to Goldie, he did a good job.(Meh, given enough time it's not that hard to bring up memories from an amateur. Momma taught me better than that.)>This area may not yield much given when the crime was committed, but you do manage to get Stuart's scent, along with taking in the scent of gunpowder.> Go on your way.> Rendevous with Sanna and Devon.> (Other)
>[X] (Other)Check the actual warehouse. If this pokemon isn't in our dex maybe its scent stuck around. Or maybe Goldie can pick up some psychic residu.
>>28979021>> Go on your way.Should be> Investigate another suspect on your list.
>>28979021>to bring up memories from an amateurDid you mean to say "for an amateur"?Let's go on our way and investigate the warehouse. We can use our nose to smell if something seems inconsistent with the warehouse's contents (like traces of a monster).
>>28979021Do we know HOW Nepher was killed?
>>28979021[x]check for smell of blood or strange creatures[x]rendevous with team
>>28979083No. It's one of the reasons why we would want to find his corpse.
>>28979021>>28979055That sounds good.Check the warehouse for something we can't recognize.Also "destabalized form"? that's a weird way of putting an Eeveelution, since it's actually more stable than an Eevee is, isn't it?
>>28979021> Investigate another suspect on your list.
>>28979021> (Other)Follow the scent of gunpowder. I have a hunch that there may have been some shootin
Rolled 19 + 5>>28979021Ask if the Director is in and if we could speak to her. (if so, sniff on the way in for any unidentified non-human scent)
Aside: You guys having fun with the whole mystery thing? I didn't want your first mission to be thrown outside of the dome to fend for yourselves quiiiite yet.>>28979083No. You saw the email and then had to be ejected from the ghost. You didn't see his death.>>28979078>From an amateurAs in their work at mindwiping.>>28979109In this case the ideal form for eevees are their unstable, unevolved, requiring stagnant conditions, form.
>>28979021Go in the warehouse, sneak if needed. Try to see if anything smells out of place, new to us, whatever. It might not turn anything up now, but if we smell something odd here and then smell the same thing elsewhere it'll give us a lead.
>>28979021By scent of gunpowder do you mean it guns were fired, or just that there are bullets nearby?>>28979188I'm liking the mystery portion. It means we have to think, and it shows that Rangers need a large skillset.
>>28979188Oh yeah. Slow paced n' all, but that's the nature of mystery. I'm enjoying it, though I fear I won't get it. Counting on other anons here to get it. I'm terrible with mystery stuff.
>>28979188>Aside: You guys having fun with the whole mystery thing? I didn't want your first mission to be thrown outside of the dome to fend for yourselves quiiiite yet.Yeah I'm liking it.Also are Everstones really rare or something?Like I'd assume that there would be a fairly lucrative trade for Rangers to beat the shit out of Geodudes and Gravellers until they drop some?
>>28979188Too early to say on whether or not this will be enjoyable. When it comes to mysteries, I enjoy it the most when they've started ramping up and the investigators are hot on the trail of something. Right now, the pace is a bit slow, but that's just because we've only begun.
>>28979220She took a whiff of the placated guard's gun. >Investigating the warehouse...
>>28979021Well, if the Warehouse Director is here we can go talk to her now. We're already in the area.And we can get some important information, like the days that this guy covered the night shift and also we can pick up on scents while we're there.
>>28979239>Geodudes drop Everstones...that is hilarious to me for some reason. Like, grinding them up to powder. Screaming geodudes. Screams everywhere.
>>28979243Ceru started with only knowing that the mission involved some sort of accounting error.She learned espers were involved.Now she's learned that an Esper monster is involved.It's a case of "WHO'S THAT POKEMON" and where now.>>28979255>Screaming geodudes. Screams everywhere.I grimaced.
>>28978993>Read the dex entriesThe Dex Entries are silly as hell. If they're all true, the entire planet should be a mess of devastation and Destruction.Lugia causes a 40 day storm whenever it flaps it's wings. It's main mode of transportation is flying.Entei causes Volcanoes (Plural, more then one), to erupt when it barks. My favorite is Magcargo though. One of Magcargo's pokedex entries is: "Its body temperature is roughly 18,000 degrees F. Flames spout from gaps in its hardened shell. "A SINGLE Magcargo has a body temperatue of 18,000 F. The surface temperature of the SUN is about 10,000 F. A Single Magcargo is nearly twice as hot as the Sun. You wouldn't even be able to approach it without bursting into flames from a distance away. Everything would melt into slag around it. And there are probably more then one in an area.And that's just a couple. There's still Alakazam with an IQ of 5000, Metangs being able to shrug off Jet Collisions, Metagross being smarter then a Super Computer, ect.
Roll me some 1d100's for the warehouse.
>>28979286Magcargo guy plsMagcargo guy go
Rolled 33>>28979289Remember, if we run into trouble we're just an adorable rascal hunting down some silly rumors.
>>28979286>It's main mode of transportation is flyingActually it's usually swimming, I think.
>>28979274No, no, I'm not saying those aren't shocking revelations. Just that those are just lead-ups right now. Points to ponder on.
Rolled 14>>28979286All of this has been covered before. If you're going to skim over discussion, don't get fucking uppity with it.>>28979289
huh, we're on page 9 by the way
>>28979274>Now she's learned that an Esper monster is involved....I think you got ahead of yourself. We know a monster is involved, and an Esper, but we didn't know they were the same thing.Until just now.
Rolled 83>>28979289the best roll
Rolled 24>>28979289Roll!>>28979324Yeah.Prof, if you're planning to continue for a few more hours, you might want to consider making a new thread.
>>28979326Well, it was one of our theories.It's the more alarming theories.In fact, we should be quite worried now that I think of it. Monster in dah dome
>>28979326>but we didn't know they were the same thing.Or are they?Still don't know the motive.>>28979343>Monster in dah domeMurder/coverup/theft lel
>>2897933283. Nice.It's best out of 7 for 1d100's (except for danger zone rolls), right Prof?>>28979343It just could be a rich guy (maybe corrupt Silph Co. executive?) with a legal pet Espeon.
>>28979332Roll 6Please count
>>28979322>don't get fucking uppity with it.Then stop getting uppity about demanding people read the dex entries. I've read them, they're silly shit. Using the dex entries as a defense, then turning around and telling someone to stop using the dex entries is a retarded fucking dismissal.
>>28979364It counts. Have you read the pastebin?
>>28979362Huh.Espeon with a obedience collar? Like, Deathclaw with the Enclave. But brain power.Interesting.
>>28979343And not in our dex either, so it's probably not from the area. Which makes you wonder how it got here.>>28979360There's something involving valuable metals. Could have to do with a Steel mon, could just be that they're metals used in making cool stuff.>>28979362Nope, not an Eevee or destabilized form. Goldie hasn't seen it in our dex.
>>28979362Nah, Goldenrod just confirmed it wasn't.Which is unfortunate.Or if an Espeon -is- involved, it erased the presence of another monster.
>>28979376Well then, I'm sure this thread will be able to survive until then. Just in case, I've got a tab up to archive it if it gets too close to the bottom.
>>28979392It would have to erase itself from his memory as well, and Goldie would've noticed that.There are two major possibilities, it's a Psychic pokemon we don't know about, or a non-psychic pokemon we don't know about and a human Esper mindfucked them.
>>28979366>Then stop getting uppity about demanding people read the dex entries. I've read them, they're silly shit.He's just saying that there's a big difference between the hyperbole stuff and the stuff that just describes a pokemon's traits.Such as with Umbreon. It sweats poison. We can accept that as fact.With something like Magcargo, its temperature would have to be lowered down in this setting.Use logic and reason to understand the difference between dex entries that just can't be reasonably applied and those that can.
>>28979376>Week+ wait between threads>Hardly anything happens>Can't just wait for threads to amass and then archive binge because stupid shit nearly happens every thread and I'll kick myself forever if it happens because I felt like lazing off
>>28979437Well, hopefully the next session will come sooner, heh.
>>28979417It sweats poison, but it's move list shows that the only poison move it can learn is Toxic. So far as I've seen, this hasn't deviated far from the move lists aside from TM moves requiring a teacher.
>>28979437I feel you.Hell I was at work until midnight and I was worried how much shit people would get into by then.
>>28979437>This is now young, umodded Ceru, except with red hair.Also, what do you constitute as happening?The bait method would've gotten shit done quick. Though a man may have died.
>>28979466Just forget that fact and accept that it doesn't need the TM to poison stuff. In terms of the setting, whatever Prof comes up with comes first and foremost, followed by the dex entries. The game mechanics are the least prioritized and can be ignored.>>28979476Yeah, it definitely would have. But we just haven't been indoctrinated heavily enough.
>>28979437Mysteries got a slow pace man. Just gotta roll with it.>>28979476I'd say we got a decent amount done, talked with this guy and got some good info. Learned a lot of stuff (even if we lost charm...fuck)Though I wish you ran till 6 am like the good ol' days when I had to awkwardly explain to people why I had bags the size of suitcases under my eyes.Least you run more then once a week though.
>>28979476The first half of the thread, literally, is entirely devoted to standing in one spot waiting for Devon to take the bus.Think about that for a second. Yeah we talked to Sana some, but it was damn slow pace for our first real mission, even if it is a slower less actiony investigation.
>>28979511Give it time.How could we not eventually be corrupted by such a competent mastermind?
You and Goldenrod slip inside the warehouse avoiding the eyes of the workers.(I can keep them from seeing us, though really we should've gotten our repel-tech for this.)(It's authorized by Silph, right? It'd be on record.)(...Nice to know that you've gotten smarter, you stupid fish.)(Just doing what I'm told. You be good now Goldie, you've been a great help.)There's a pause from the Esper, a silence in his mind as you take in scents, trying to find one that doesn't quite fit.(Thank you.)(Just the truth. Keep focused Goldie.)Discerning the smells is hard. It'd be easier if this place were your territory, but its not. These smells are all new to you.Though one does stand out. Something earthy and more natural. Not quite human.>Acquired Unknown Monster's scent!Spending some time here, Goldenrod gleans from the other workers that at least a few of them bear missing spots in their memories. Seems that the guard outside hadn't been the only ones affected..> Kidnap a worker.> Rendevouz with Devon and Sanna.> Speak with the supervisor.> (Other)
>>28979511>The game mechanics are the least prioritized and can be ignored.Then why have a number of choices, situations and effects been based around Game Mechanics?Hell, people pretty much picked Ceru's implants based on game move lists.
>>28979536If he had a Charizard like a proper Red, that Rhydon would be perfect.
>>28979551Anon, chiming in here. Are you being purposefully autistic?
>>28979540Let's speak with the supervisor.
>>28979540[X] Speak with the supervisor.We probably aren't going to get too much from the holes in people's memories right now. We don't know enough about what we're looking for.Let's see if we can find Michelle, she can fill us in on schedules which'll help us narrow down times, and she's likely to have better information than normal laborers.
>>28979540[ x ] Rendevouz with Devon and Sanna.[ x ] Follow the scent.lets get the group together and follow the scent.
>>28979540So there was definitely a monster here. I bet all the workers have the same mindwipe job. Let's just take the scent for now. Time to connect with Devon and Sanna. Maybe they found something.Might want to come back to the warehouse, if we want more leads.
>>28979540>Rendevouz with Devon and Sanna.We've seen enough for now.>>28979564What makes you think he doesn't have a Charizard, Venusaur, and Pikachu? Pokemon Yellow is true route Professor.
>>28979476Don't take it personally, Prof. A setting like this means that every little decision could lead to major fuckups, even if nothing important happens when we succeed.It's the limitations of the setting. Or at least mystery. It may have been better to give us a taste of normal, actiony survival, but if this is good too.>>28979540see if we can grab a sample of the scent, then rendevouz for repel tech and write down what we know somewhere safe.>>28979551What would you have preferred that is intuitive, consistently gives a variety of choices, and known by almost everyone?
Rolled 95>>28979540Guysssss, we need to find someone notable who doesn't have holes in their head, that is a primo tip they are in on the job. I think we should at least have a quick word with the Supervisor or Director.
>>28979540>>28979647Yes! Try to find a sample of the scent before we meet up with Devon and Sanna!
>>28979658that would work, unless they are Lelouch level of thoroug
>>28979540rendevous, then follow scent now before it gets any older.We'll come back to talk to supervisor if the scent goes nowehre.
>>28979647A bit of consistency. Seeing the mechanics get alot of use then being told to ignore the mechanics is rather counter intuitive. As it the reasoning "Use the dex entries, but reason it out to make sense." Which at that point, my reason tells me "Umbreon can learn one Poison move, by TM. That part of the dex is retarded, toss it and focus on the "Mysterious Power, Striking Fear, Lurking in the Shadows" stuff. It's the same as tossing the "Magcargo is twice as hot as the sun" stuff out because it's silly and doesn't make sense.
Seems its leaning towards meeting up with Sanna and Devon.This gonna be guud.
>>28979713Magcargo guy pls
>>28979729Oh boy, time to see what happens when we let Devon out of our sight.
>>28979713That just shows what you value. Stop being a pokemon sperger.
>>28979729How many did he kill?
>>28979772...I just realized we left plant girl with hellfire guy.God damn it
>>28979787He's been forbidden from using his hellfire on humans.
>>28979787>...I just realized we left brooklyn plant girl with paranoid hellfire guy.ftfy
>>28979787She's Water also remember?Weird combo really.
>>28979787She's actually one of the few people who could be alright after he burns them, assuming he burns a tentacle. Just chop it off and grow a new one.
>>28979805She is right. I forgot. She's not concerned about typing conflict I reckon. Never gonna evolve her Staryu
Devon's a paranoid dbag.Devon is not a senseless killer of civilians or teammates.Some of y'all are being more tinfoil than he is.
>>28979877I am almost certain he has sniffed out and is -currently battling- some kind of rhino sized creature.Hopefully.
Maybe Devond and Sana worked out a good cop bad cop thing. That woulda been cool.
I little bit of extra sniffing and further looking doesn't do much but turn up a single fine, almost silky brown hair. You ask Goldie if he's got anything to hold it with, and he teleports away for a moment, returning with a small vial fit for the hair."Not much is it?""It's something," You sigh. Still tired from the previous night. You've made progress, though you still aren't quite sure exactly what's causing this phenomenon. A monster from Goldie's insight. It's likely true.(No psychic echoes here aside from my own. It's been too long for them to remain.)(How long do they last?)(Usually only a day or two.)(Cold trail.)(Yep.)The two of you exit the warehouse with the sample, circling around to where you last left Sanna and Devon, it's to your dismay that there's a few civic guards questioning Devon while he's tied by vines to a light pole, growling up at them. from his defeated position. Over by the warehouse, there's a couple of guys administering first aid to an older man lying there.There's some blood on the ground, though the man appears okay.Off to the side, Sanna just kind of watches while chewing away at something in her mouth,"Oh, Ceru. Sup. You get any new info?" She's extremely casual about her muzzled squad-mate's precarious position."Sanna," You strain a smile, trying to keep a cool demeanor,"What in Arceus-name happened here?"
Sanna blows smacks away at whatever's in her mouth," Oh, the old basterd started ta get a bit uppity with Devon during our little quiz. Really got under this guy's skin if you know what I'm say'n. He made a go for us, and I knocked the schmuck out. Devon pretends like he did it, civvie guard gets all up on him, I catch him, and now we can eitha wipe these idiots with Goldie or have Dev' use his rocket privilege.Now or lata, doesn't really matta." Sanna shrugs, though her mouth's corners rise with some kind of smug satisfaction.Before you say anything else, Sanna leans over and hands you a gun, leaning over to whisper into your ear. "Devon smelled old powder goin' off on this thing. Blood and burnt flesh too. Worth looking into. Lazy Basterd don't really clean his gun right.A piece of evidence falls right into your lap...>End Thread>Announcing next later today, this Friday!
>>28980002crossing fingers on weekend session
>>28979987Oh Devon. A dog that needs to be kept on a leash.We're going to have to get Goldie to erase all these guys' memories.
>>28980010Sanna was the one who knocked him out, Devon just took the fall. Well, at least we got a clue.
>>28980002>"Devon smelled old powder goin' off on this thing. Blood and burnt flesh too. Worth looking into. Lazy Basterd don't really clean his gun right.>>A piece of evidence falls right into your lap...Hotheaded bastard.. I love him
>>28980002http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/28971452/Thanks for the session, Prof. Archived the thread.
>>28980010you know, all these mindwipes remind me of something
>>28980053If we were wearing our Rocket uniforms and had shades on....
>>28980065Shades were one of the possibilities for Giovanni's gift...
>>28980080if the gifts had no statistical effect, I would have picked shades 100% of the time.
>>28980080Actually, Prof, what the fuck is up with those shades if they make you better at using Evil techniques?
>>28980100....Minerals?Pokescience. Let's just say pokescience.
>>28980100>Blackglasses.Ever wear sunglasses at night?You only do it if yer a bad boy.
>>28980100They're so slick and badass they put ya in the mindset.
>>28980118Ygg, if there are sunglasses we can simply purchase with money, we have to purchase our squad each a pair of sunglasses when we finally get a field squad.MIB as fuck.
Shame that we're so close to the edge. Won't have the chance to talk as much as we usually do at the end of a thread.
Gotta crash for work tomorrow. Thanks for playing. Should have it all uncovered by next thread.
>>28980179well, we've got a few pretty darn good leads, that's for sure.And apparently we're going all mindwipe happy to keep it on the down low for extra elite points.
>>28980179It's cool. We start off the next thread by having Goldie MiB the workers and teleport the old fucker with the dirty gun off to the interrogation room.
>>28980053These mindwipes remind you of absolutely nothing, you just thought they did because of a hallucination caused by starlight reflecting off a weather balloon into some swamp gas.
>>28980231Ceru, once evolved for flight, is a hard counter for Graboids. She already counters the fuck out of Shriekers / Assblasters because the Ice physiology makes her invisible to them..
>>28980263Yeah. They're cold blooded, so Icy Wind would rek em.
>>28980263>because the Ice physiology makes her invisible to them.That's... kind of badass.
>>28980206A complete mindwipe might be a bit excessive. We don't need them to think that no one was here at all.Just make them think that it was a simple case, a guy tried to punch a ranger and got punched, and let everyone go since the matter is closed. It's not even far from the truth.
>>28980303>>28980263Too bad about that vibration thing, and the evolution being so far away.Graboids proper, in our current state, will kind of suck. Hopefully we can just sort of freezemaul them when they try to eat us. Makes me wish bruise were here to suplex them.
>>28980315Well, a point blank frost breathy would not be appreciated for sure.We could also probable sever the tentacles fairly easily with CrK.
>>28980331And, if needed, we could always have Devon burn them all up.
>>28980331>>28980340Devon'd do fairly well, sure, but I'm leery at putting him on close quarters interception duty. Mostly because fire tends to go all over the place.
>>28980315Standing still and throwing rocks at a different spot works to distract them.It would be fairly easy to water gun some dirt 300 ft away and then go.We could also probs hear them with our cat ears.Also repel gear.
>>28980362Maybe if he can control it and just shoot it into the holes....
>>28980372>>28980364>>28980362>water gun>flamethrowerSo, we moisten the sand, they crawl at us, we flee, they burrow away, the moistness causes the sand to retain its shape, devon goes and fills the hole with burn.too complex? Not even applicable because we're going to be fighting an entirely different type of graboid? Probably.
>>28980419Too complex. Really, we could get an alarm clock and attach it to a drum filled with sleep powder and go for a live capture.More simple and more effective.