OPENING>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F468us4qCUEPreviously: All appears well on the homefront as a young rocket carries on a lunch with her squad-mates, discussing the outcome of a mission done well as only children can.Their abrasive, yet shy esper decides against sharing his feelings over a part of thr mission, teleporting away to drop the subject.A muscular friend apologizes to the young rocket for his rude behavior. An apology is accepted, though not without giving him a bit of a hard time.As the Young Rocket checks upon a man admitted into Rocket protection, she finds that he's gone missing, nowhere to be found.The boss calls her into his office to ask her opinion on the affairs to be had along with their mutual employer, a representative of Silph, requesting the location of the man gone missing.Ready to amend her mistake immediately, the young rocket call everyone associated with the mission for a cleanup mission and investigation.With a chemical lead, and a psionic lead, they split into two parties of three.The Young Rocket tracks the scent trail down to Vermillion Quarter, the reactor center of the dome that produces marvels of engineering, military discipline, and of course-the epicenter of the power grid.It's there that they find the man that they're seeking... Hanging.Known characters>http://pastebin.com/k2xnqqvBMonster Index>http://pastebin.com/wxwgrCqbCharacter Sheet>http://pastebin.com/7CJx3gq1Twitter:>https://twitter.com/AoPHquestLore>http://pastebin.com/vy0a6Z9r
>>29539678Reportin' Professor, on time today.
The ebst time of the semester has finally come!
>>29539678Reporting for duty!
>>29539678Welp, I guess we contact Giovanni, maybe ask Goldenrod and Bruise to maintain a perimeter until the Civil Guard gets here, while we ourselves go to Lavender Tower to find another lead.
>>29539678>>29539958All ghosts gravitate towards the Spire, right? Unless they have some reason to linger on someone or some place?
>>29539958Sounds like a good idea to me. Murder scene and all, we need some police down here.And yes, I do believe it's suicide.To follow up, we should head to the Spire after investigating to make sure no evidence remains to see if we can't catch Chuck's spirit
Health(HP): How quickly you can recover from woundsMartial Prowess(Attack): Physical attacks, thrown weapons,Martial Resistance(Defence): How capable you are at shrugging off physical blowsMystical Prowess(Special Attack): Capacity of using special powers.Mystical Resistance(Special Defence): Capacity of resisting special powers.(Speed): ???How is it now?
Chuck. a man that lived hangs alone in a desolate alley, suspended by a wire off of the roof of a warehouse building just outside the perimeter of the power plant.You blanch beneath your frosty fur, your lip quivering in apprehensive terror as you look on.Bruise and Goldie soon see what you see, and there's a resounding silence between the three of you. This is the first time you've actually seen a dead body. Wait, is he dead? No, really, he can't be. He could still be alive... With the wire.. digging.. into his... throat.No, there's no way.Why did the suspect- what would-You shiver, beside yourself, looking down and covering your eyes.Chuck is dead. He's dead. Boss is.. Boss is not going to like this."Ceru. Hey Ceru." You hear Bruise call you from behind, he steps forward, putting a hand on your shoulder.He turns back to Goldie,"Hey, we should get out of here. Call Boss or the Civvies for cleanup."Goldenrod shakes his head slowly,"The target did this. There has t be some reason, some purpose to it.""Nothing we need to think about right now, Goldie. Ceru's about to have a breakdown and you're not looking to well yourself."You turn around and look at Goldenrod, his mouth is slightly agape, his lip's trembling into an awkward smile. and his eyes are almost tearing up. Despite acting like such a smart guy, it's messing with him too.> Steel yourself a little, you need to look at the body, how it was done.> Leave the premises, call boss.> Above, only call the Civic Guard> Check the Power Plant.> (Other)
Rolled 8>>29540156>> Steel yourself a little, you need to look at the body, how it was done.
>>29540156> Steel yourself a little, you need to look at the body, how it was done.> Have Goldie step out for a bit, call the bossThe leader needs to take the brunt of this.
>>29540156Ask Bruise if he can keep an eye on the body, while we contact the Boss.
>>29540113>Stability represents the mental and emotional stability of the PC.>When the score reaches zero they suffer a temporary outburst of insane.>Over the course of the game the PC will develop disorders to help them maintain sanityThis is concept I come up with that I thought would fit this quest.>>29540156[x] Steel yourself a little, you need to look at the body, how it was done.
>>29540156>[X] Steel yourself a little, you need to look at the body, how it was done.
>>29540156>[x] Steel yourself a little, you need to look at the body, how it was done.this is Ceru's failure, own up to it and make it right
>>29540156Well, if we ever want to get that Frosslass implant, we're going to have to get used to dead bodies. Come on, let's do this.Hopefully there aren't any psychic traps. Can psychics do that? Can Goldie detect any?
>>29540216Get the other team to go directly to the power plant. No reason they should see this.Call the boss, he needs to know. then[X] Steel yourself a little, you need to look at the body, how it was done.
>>29540156[x]call the bossRegardless of anything else, we need to tell him. We found chuck. Chuck wasn't OK.
>>29540156>> Check the Power Plant.I think the constant appearance of this option is hinting at something guys.It's also the place to go to to tuin the dome's defenses' power.
>>29540298Wait, why would we investigate the Power Plant?That kind of sounds like a trap to me.
>>29540234>>Stability represents the mental and emotional stability of the PC.>>When the score reaches zero they suffer a temporary outburst of insane.>>Over the course of the game the PC will develop disorders to help them maintain sanityI kind of like that.Would already fit in with how Devon and Kitty have their own little quirks to deal with their evil mind. Definitely beats going full on crazy all the time. Think it would start at a base value of 10?
>>29540330I think it's a trap option, like maybe Hypno included a suggestion or two.Also you'd think that they'd make sure the Power Plant is all kinds of secure.
>>29540350no sanity bar yggPuhlease
>>29540330Someone raised in the other thread that, that's the trap. That, perhaps, the Hypno placed some sort of suggestion on Cerulean that would cause her to do something really bad and that entering the power plant would trigger that suggestion.>>29540234Sounds WoD-ish.
>Steel YourselfTenacity Roll DC 20T+0R+2
>>29540375Or at least have it regenerate fairly easily.
>>29540333>Wait, why would we investigate the Power Plant?That's why I'm suggesting that we send the other team. They're less likely to have been compromised by mind fuckery.
Rolled 2 + 2>>29540399
>>29540360>>29540330Prof pointed out in the previous thread that it was important for us to know that the psychic and Chuck didn't travel together. So the monster probably didn't infiltrate the power plant.And Chuck is just Chuck. He has no means by which he could enter the place himself.So the option is probably a trap.
Rolled 6 + 2>>29540399Welp, I don't know why anyone expected anything different than this.
Rolled 18 + 2>>29540399elite?
Rolled 20 + 2>>29540399Rolling.>>29540451Cool.
>>29540406I actually had a thought about that.Like, it would regen whenever you did normal, human things. Or just used higher brain functions. Battling wildly and constantly (especially if you use bite, letting you taste blood and all) it'd go down.For this game thing that is. Not the quest. I dun like sanity stuff.
>>29540464Oh fuck yes. Super elite.
>>29540464I've been out elited and I'm okay with that
Rolled 13 + 2>>29540399Last roll, guys.
>>29540471>>29540380>>29540375>>29540406It was meant to be like a Humanity stat where when you reach 0 the monster takes over for a short period of time.
>>29540451>>29540464Hell. We're the most tenacious motherfucker this side of the Dome
>>29540426The Tram line to Vermillion is the SVF line.>>29540451>>29540464Arceus-damn.>>29540471Ceru does fairly human things as it is.It would more so come into effect from grievous psychic attacks, isolation in the wilderness, frequent use of evil moves(I'd remove the san-check for evil mode)While recovering would pretty much be getting out of combat, having a moment to gather herself, fighting back her monstrous nature, getting back into society and having stable relationships.>>29540533That's pretty much what I was thinking.Then she'd develop little habits where she'd look at a locket, her index, or other little habits so that she'd be more grounded.Anyway.>Writing for ELITE.
>>29540565>While recovering would pretty much be getting out of combat, having a moment to gather herself, fighting back her monstrous nature, getting back into society and having stable relationships.So how many vacation days do Rangers have, eh?
>>29540565>The Tram line to Vermillion is the SVF line.Is that some kind of memetic trigger?
>>29540565Massive little girl ballsack.
>>29540565>The Tram line to Vermillion is the SVF line.I'm not familiar enough with the game to know if there's any significance to this. What is the SVF line? I thought it was just the name of the tram?
Also: the other team is currently back in Veridian due to the trail running cold in Saffron.You'd like them to come all the way over to Vermillion to check out the power plant?Shouldn't Cerulean just do that herself?
>>29540655I thought we were investigating the corpse and calling boss?
>>29540565>Grievous Psychic attacksAt that point, we'd be boned if we DIDN'T do something drastic so that seems fair>Isolated in the wildernessWhat, you mean just being alone? Or having to survive Survival Man style? Because that is a little bothersome. I mean, survivalist training had to be in the Rocket regiment right?>Evil movesFair enough if you removed the check, yeah.>Recovery is just resting and thinkingSimple enough, I guess. I'm still not a huge fan of sanity stuff, since it takes control from us, but that's the coolest way to go about it, I reckon. Especially since it's not permanent.
>>29540565I came up with to help promote roleplayingI could send you more mechanics over the twitter if you want.
>>29540649I think he's saying that the tram line passes from Saffron, Vermillion, And Fuchsia.And if he's not at Vermillion or Saffron, then the Hybrid is probably at Fuchsia for some reason?
>>29540655>You'd like them to come all the way over to Vermillion to check out the power plant?meh, might as well
>>29540655Nah, we're calling boss on the dex, and alerting our team what happened. No need to call them all the way over
>>29540702Seems likely. Maybe before going to the Spire, we should check out Fuchsia first?
>>29540655Maybe she should but you know what they say:DON'T SPLIT THE FUCKING TEAM.Of course we are all ready split up but you know what I mean, regrouping is pretty important.
>>29540655Stop trying to trick us.Ask the team to try investigating at Fuchsia, maybe the Hybrid is laying low there due to it being the last place anyone would look.And who said anything about investigating the Power Plant?If you want to do us like that, then have Giovanni tell us to do it.
>>29540655>You'd like them to come all the way over to Vermillion to check out the power plant?>Shouldn't Cerulean just do that herself?yes and no respectively.There's no particular reason to assume that there's anything going on at the plant so there's no urgency, but out of completeness it is probably something we should do.In the meantime, someone needs to deal with Chuck.
>>29540655Couldn't Goldie detect if there was any psychic activity in the area? How close does he even need to be?
Goldie has negative Tenacity bonuses. He's about to lose his shit.
You know, I think we should recommend to Boss that we put at least one dark type ranger at all the exits out of the dome, because the monster might still be inside. also, maybe one psychic with them too, since they are mostly humans and not effected by repel tech, if I remember correctly
>>29540750Long as we have 3-4 rangers at full strength PER TEAM, and not outside the dome, we should be alright
>>29540760I support this. Have team investigate Fuchsia, and get Janine's helpWe'll go talk to Lilac while boss deals with the clean up
>>29540869Repel tech works on everyone. Your memory is wrong.
>>29540865He didn't have to roll and Prof didn't roll for him. It'll be fine.
>>29540760>Stop trying to trick us. Trying to help. Devon would also likely get pissed if he was asked to come all the way over to check out something that you very well could yourself. THat is, unless you lied to him.>>29540808The psychic echoes only occur where the power is used. He'd have to pass through an area with them to feel them.I'll get to the next choice after the next block.
>>29540907No, the DC was 20. He probably auto failed.
>>29540874Reading this I realize we are not wearing our gear.
>>29540898>>29540926Let's do this Professor
>>29540951>>29540926I'd like for us to pick up an Awakening if we can. As well as an Antidote. Just in case.
>>29540926But we weren't planning on have them investigate the Power Plant at all.Only one person said that.I'd rather they investigate Fuchsia.
>>29540898>>29540926This is good. Send Devon's team over to Fuchsia while we go to the Spire to see Lilac.Also, Prof, the issue the other guy had was with you presenting the option of us going to the Power Plant when some of us think that's a trap that the Hypno arranged with his son to get revenge on us. He did tell Ceru, before she blanked out, that he was going to punish her severely.>>29540940And.....he didn't roll. He didn't have to roll. Since he's not the guy checking out the dead body.Also, nat 20's mean that there's a small chance to succeed.
>>29540926>Devon would also likely get pissed if he was asked to come all the way over to check out something that you very well could yourself.Devon is always pissed about something.But hey, if he wants to be the one to handle Chuck's corpse, tell him he's perfectly welcome.In the meantime, if they're done standing around and jacking themselves off, maybe they could do something useful.
>>29541002He only has 1 or 2 tenacity. It's so low that his negatives would make it impossible to pass the DC , even with a nat 20.Nat 20 doesn't mean auto success.
>>29541040>Nat 20 doesn't mean auto success...yes it does?
>>29541012Stop mouthing off. We're not gonna ask Devon's team to come to the Power Plant to check it out for us. It's unreasonable and doesn't flow in terms of in-character reasoning at all..>>29541040Yes it does, actually.
>>29541040>Nat 20 doesn't mean auto success.Actually it does which is one of thing hate about it
>>29541040Er.....are you new to this quest? When did you join? Penalties aren't considered on a nat 20.
>>29541067It still seems likely that Chuck and the Hybrid weren't together, seems kind of like a distraction to me.But if the Boss wants us to check the Power Plant, then we check the Power Plant.Otherwise we're going to the Spire while team Devon goes to Fuchsia.
>>29541121This seems like the best way of doing it.
>>29541067>Stop mouthing off. We're not gonna ask Devon's team to come to the Power Plant to check it out for us. It's unreasonable and doesn't flow in terms of in-character reasoning at all..which is why I didn't specify what the "something useful" was.
>>29541121I think the Hybrid was tying up loose ends (aka Chuck).We have no idea if its still in the dome but we know it can get in and out.which is why I think we need get to the spire and interview Chuck one last time.. and apologize for failing him
>>29539678EVERY FUCKING TIME. OP, I'm not following your quest or anything, but every time I see your image in the catalog, I think that someone has scrawled a penis on top of a picture of Giratina.
>>29541217But why here?Like was it to waste time investigating the Power Plant? Or was it a double bluff to make us not investigate the Power Plant?
>>29541306FUCK. Can't unsee.
>>29541365maybe a potential witness?another different criminal?Candy?
You touch Bruise's hand upon your shoulder, shuddering a little as an unconscious flex has your claws tear through your gloves, digging into his skin a little."Bruise. I'm okay. I'll be okay. Get Goldie away. I'm going to call Boss, we found Chuck."Your hand trembles against his, your claw digging into his flesh a little deeper.He relaxes and lets his hand slide off of your shoulder,"Alright Ceru." He turns back to Goldenrod."Alright, come one kid, let's go. Our leader's got this.Goldenrod's body trembles, and he gives you a slow nod,"A-alright Bruise. Yeah. I don't want to look at that... that thing." He almost laughs, something of a chuckle, but it sounds like more of a sob.You wish you could do that right now. Looking up a t Chuck, you can only feel as though you failed him. That this is your fault. You should've been able to save him.Sliding open your index, you aim the camera up at his corpse, zooming in on it and waiting for the resolution to clear up.You snap a picture of the man you knew and send it in a message to the boss before dialing his line.It rings once, and you feel a knot coming up in your throat. It rings again and it tightens. A third time and still no pickup.Boss picks up on the fourth ring,"Hello Boss." You whisper into the speaker, scared of what's to come, if not a little downcast."Cerulean..." His voice is stern, you hear the inflection of the gathering storm. Yet it's kind of quiet.
"So Mr. Zaphrain is dead."You nod, swallowing down the knot sd your eyes drift back up to the body."Yes." you answer."What is your location?" It sounds dry, he's not impressed."Vermillion, just outside of the power plant. We found this in an alley a couple blocks away." You feel like you're confessing to a crime, or in this case your own screw-up."Who's with you?""Bruise and Goldenrod, sir. Devon, Sanna, and Alexis followed another lead that we had, that they couldn't follow in Saffron.""And why is that?""It was a psychic signature. Alexis said that the others from Saffron disrupted it, made it hard to track." At least, that's what you gathered from what Devon had said."And the trail you followed?""A scent, sir." You're starting to relax a little. So long as you don't look up, it's a lot easier. Like answering questions for inspection. "It was a disinfectant used to cover up his smell."There's a silence after that one."I see. And you had said that the trail ended right outside of the Power Plant?""Yes Sir.""One moment Cerulean," The call goes silent, no further response from the Boss.> Wait patiently.> Hang up and recall.> (Other)
>>29541697[x]wait patientlySome boss orders would be REAL NICE here.
>>29541697>[x] Wait patiently.> (Other)start sniffing the body, maybe find a scent or something on him
>>29541697> Wait patiently.
>>29541659>>29541697>WaitHanging up is rude yo.
>>29541772>>[X] Wait.Fidget nervously.
Rolled 16 + 2>>29541697>> Wait patiently.
>>29541697"We suspect that the hybrid has been implanting psychic suggestion to force people to commit suicide."
>>29541697> Wait patiently.Wait for the boss. Try not to fret too much in the meanwhile. See if there are any other scents in the area.
>>29541659>"Bruise. I'm okay. I'll be okay. Get Goldie away. I'm going to call Boss, we found Chuck.">Your hand trembles against his, your claw digging into his flesh a little deeper.>He relaxes and lets his hand slide off of your shoulder,"Alright Ceru." He turns back to Goldenrod.>"Alright, come one kid, let's go. Our leader's got this.WE'RE ALONETHIS IS BADPARTY SPLIT DANGER DANGER DANGER
>>29541804And also a sign of anxiety and panic.
>>29541854...SHIT I JUST REALIZED THATGod damn it, how does this always happen?
>>29541854>>29541878God, guys. You're fostering horrible attitudes. Calm the fuck down.If you need me to come up with some sort of reassurance that things will be fine, then remember that it was Prof who had Bruise and Goldie step away for a moment. Also, they're just at the entrance of the alleyway.So stop being such pansies.
>>29541854Yeah, that one is kind of obvious. This entire thing was probably a set up by the hybrid just to get Ceru alone.After all, she killed Mommy.
>>29541836it could have assumed direct controlor Chuck could have done it himself, most likely to escape from the Hybrid or whatever it did to himI think its safe to say the Hybrid is involved, the question is was it direct or indirect?
>>29541920Being alone is ALWAYS bad. Even if just by a few feet.
>>29541920Plus goldie can fucking teleport. We aren't going to be so split up he wont be able to bamf in with bruise.
>>29541952Goldie is even more skilled than the hybrid, apparently. Judging by how the former described the latter's work as being amateurish.
I'm not worried about us getting mind whammied>mfwmind controlled Bruise
>>29542190Its Hypnosis nowhere near as strong as Malamar's so we shouldn't have worry about there.
You wait patiently for the boss to get back. You fidget a little bit with your claws, frowning a little bit at the part where you tore through your gloves. Going to need a new pair with better caps.The moments turn to seconds, and the seconds turn to minutes before you hear boss come back."Cerulean?""Yes Sir.""I just got off the phone with the Power Plant Foreman. He reports that nothing unusual has happened within the last 24 hours, though with that thing on the loose we can't be too careful. Alexis went over you and removed any influences that the enemy had put into your mind, so you should be clean. I would be wary of others that may have come into contact with the target however.Go to the power plant, Lieutenant Surge will meet with you there. As Goldenrod is with you, I want him to be scanned, as soon as you meet him. I've already informed him of the necessity and the danger this threat poses having chosen Vermillion to do this did.While we still do not understand its goal, we must cover the worst possible scenarios, while also accounting for other likelihoods as we still have no eyewitness reports as to how it looks.Also- we will be performing a surprise drill to test the readiness of the citizens for imminent danger. Only Rangers will be permitted to move at that time as everyone else will be instructed to stay inside and off the streets. Trams will also only be available for rangThat is all I have for you, I will do what I can on my end."Boss hangs up, and as soon as he does you hear the droning blare of distant sirens for the "drill."Shortly followed by the citizen instruction to get inside and into cover, with Vital personnel and Rangers the only ones authorized to prowl the streets.The unfortunate bit is that people will expect you to help them should they have difficulty. Likely boss will want you to ignore that...
> Call Devon's team.> Get Bruise and Goldie, proceed directly to the Power Plant.> Cut Chuck down, lay him down at least.> (Other)
>[X] Get Bruise and Goldie, proceed directly to the Power Plant.
>>29542358>> Get Bruise and Goldie, proceed directly to the Power Plant.
>>29542358Cut down Chuck. Some respect.Call Devon and tell him to investigate Fuchsia.
>>29542358[x]call devon's team, tell them we've got an assignment investigating the plant. We're going in first while we wait for their team to arrive.[x]get bruise and goldie, proceed to power plant[x]cut him down before you goALL THE THINGS
>>29542358> Get Bruise and Goldie, proceed directly to the Power Plant.Call D and inform him of the situation on the way.
>>29542358Cut down Chuck.If we want to get some cooperation from his ghost later....if we do end up contacting his ghost.
>>29542326>Lieutenant SurgeWe are about to see some high level modifications here I bet>>29542358> Get Bruise and Goldie, proceed directly to the Power Plant.
Rolled 4 + 2>>29542358>> Call Devon's team.>> Get Bruise and Goldie, proceed directly to the Power Plant.>> Cut Chuck down, lay him down at least.All 3, but not in this order.
>>29542358> Get Bruise and Goldie, proceed directly to the Power Plant.> Call Devon's team.They need to know
>>29542358[X] Cut Chuck down, lay him down at least.It's only polite. And we're going to be asking his ghost questions, probably, so we should treat his body with respect.Then go, get Bruise and Goldie, give them both a long hug, try not to cry, cry a lot.We'll call Devon, fill him in on the situation, and give him his orders as we're heading to the Power Plant.
>>29542326>> Get Bruise and Goldie, proceed directly to the Power Plant.Told you guys the plant was important.
>>29542326>>29542358Alright, boss wants us to talk to Surge.Let's tell him about the possibility of talking to Chuck via the Spire. We only have a limited amount of time for that, I assume.>Call Devon's TeamTell them about our new orders, and tell them to investigate Fushia. That place had a lead I believe?Next>Get Bruise and GoldieDepending on what boss tells us to pursue, we'll take them to meet Surge. But I still want to ask about the Lilac thing.>Don't cut Chuck downPossible trap.AlsoExcuse me while I fanboy over Surge. He's my fav gym leader.
>>29542358[x] Cut Chuck down, lay him down at least.
>>29542358Call Devon's team, tell them to investigate Fuchsia.Then proceed to Power Plant.
>>29542358> Get Bruise and Goldie, proceed directly to the Power Plant.> Call Devon's team.Don't cut down Chuck yet. Shadowruns are maximum.
>>29542457Probably not a trap. Prof already answered the previous question of Goldie detecting psychic power usage. Chuck's corpse is clean.>>29542358Cut down Chuck. We'll want his cooperation as a ghost.
You know by rights the boss should be calling devon and the others.
>>29542358This >>29542447Goldie needs a hug, and so do we. It won't take that long.
>>29542495What if his ghost is nearby?
>>29542511eh, we're in command of them. Which is why we should be recalling them to do the order we've been given.
>>29542358Don't cut down Chuck, we'll contaminate the crime scene.Also we might mess up and damage his corpse.
>>29542511Doesn't mean we shouldn't call them.>>29542536Even better. If he saw us cutting down his body from its noose, we'd definitely win some plus points.
>>29542495What if it has grenades attached?>>29542521Fuck sake man we dont have time for every bit of touchy feely bullshit. Cutting down the dead guy is bad enough. Fucking ghosts.
>>29542546Er.....ghost. Lilac. You do remember these things exist, right?
>>29542553Except we'll probably accidentally decapitate him.I'm pretty sure they have people who know how to properly remove a body.Maybe we should just apologize to his corpse?
What if cutting him down makes his ghost start following us around?2 spooky
>>29542572How could Chuck have gotten any grenades? How could he have rigged it to activate if he was cut down from his noose?>>29542598How? Just cut the noose. No danger of decapitation at all.
>>29542598Maybe we should go catch the thing that fucked up his life?
I'd really rather not cut down the body.Might contaminate the crime sceneMight damage the bodyMight trigger a trapToo many mights
>>29542572Goldie isn't always the most stable person. We all know this, and he's not doing well.Would you rather give him a hug now, or have him freak out later? Because I prefer to keep him on an even keel, and that involves reassurance. Part of our job is keeping our team functional, and that includes emotional support.
>>29542638Ghosts. Lilac. Spire. It's better to respect the body now and hope the ghost is watching for more productive results later.
>>29542627Maybe the hybrid had them.
>>29542659I think Chuck would appreciate us catching his killer more then he would us dropping his body down off a noose.The way I see it, when you're a ghost, your body is like your jacket. Yeah, you don't want people pissing on it, but that doesn't mean you care if people treat it roughly.
>>29542658Would you rather we get the hybrid too late because we were too busy hugging people? We are on a mission, we can hug him afterwards.
>>29542665No need to over-complicate things. Seeing as how Prof just gave us a not-too-subtle hint that we've not been hypnotized to sabotage the Power Plant ourselves, we can lower the level of conspiracy theorizing.
>>29542638>Might contaminate the crime sceneNot a big problem>Might damage the bodyA legitimate compliant>Might trigger a trapFucking retarded
>>29542707If we catch the killer we wont even have to deal with his ghost in the first place.
>>29542726We can cut the noose, Bruise can catch the body. That or Goldie can levitate the body. So we won't be damaging it.
>>29542716>>29542726>These niggers think lowering the level of shadowruns will ever happen.
>>29542453>Told you guys the plant was important.Of course it's important.The question is WHY.
>>29542716No we cant, not until we catch this fucking psychic bastard and start dealing with normal threats. Like slugs hotter than the sun and dragons.The fucker was stealing stuff no reason it couldnt have stolen some voltorbs.
>>29542831And how would it rig such a trap? That sort of thing is more in keeping with Fuchsia rangers rather than a psychic monster.
>>29542358Still think they should check Fuchsia, just for the sake of completeness.
>>29542765The body is completely unimportant to us right now. There are FAAAAAR more pressing matters to attend to.Even if we find some minor clew on the body, It can't be very helpful, and we will have wasted precious time jacking around.
>>29542713It won't take long and it's worth the time it takes. Worrying obsessively about how things will go wrong if we don't rush won't help anything. Running our team ragged chasing after it won't make our lives easier, and will make it worse for us if we do run into the hybrid.We're up against an Esper so I'd prefer to take a minute and have our Esper in a useful state of mind instead of panicking and so on. Preparation is more than just what you're carrying with you.Give Goldie a fucking hug.
>>29542898Ghosts. It's important just for getting Chuck's cooperation as a ghost.
>>29542870A psychic monster hybrid. It lives out in the forest, do you think it doesn't know to set traps? All it has to do is mind fuck chuck into setting up the trap himself.
>>29542831You seriously think a human could set up a trap like that.
>>29542925Yes. It doesn't need to set up traps because it can control other beings into not attacking it (ie; Heracross). It's not necessary for it to learn how to make traps like this.
>>29542925Oh, for crying out loud. If you want to be really paranoid about it, we could just use a long-range attack to cut the rope, and have Goldie lower the body telekinteically.
>>29542923We wont need his cooperation if we just find the damn thing. Hell he will probably be jumping to help us catch it anyway seeing as it fucking killed him.
>>29542969It doesn't hurt at all to show respect to his body, since it'd be in-character to do so.Plus, we know how spirits can be twisted up by their experiences in life. He may be overcome by his despair at what happened to be cooperative.
>>29542929What doe he have to do? set up two voltorbs so they knock off each other? Yes I think a human could set up a trap like that.>>29542954Only he isnt as good as his dad and they still need repel tech to stop their home being overrun.
>>29542969>not realizing that he's mindwiped>not realizing that we have to dive into his memories>trust makes it less dangerous.What is so hard to understand?
>>29543031>Only he isnt as good as his dad and they still need repel tech to stop their home being overrun.The Hypno could survive on its own. It was just protecting the humans with the repel tech.And the hybrid does not need to be as good as his dad to brainwash anything. Especially if it moves around at night (like the creature it's based on), when wild animals are more docile or asleep.
>>29543031Why would you even set up a trap like that?
>>29542969First, don't assume we'll just find the thing. Second, don't underestimate the importance of their body being respected for a Ghost. Establishing trust with his ghost is a good idea. Tunnel vision is bad, focusing entirely on chasing the hybrid means we will miss stuff and if it doesn't pan out we won't have good backup options, we don't want that.
>>29543036What is so hard to understand about potential booby traps? >>29543074Because we have been shown touching them together makes them blow up.
>>29543074Because he's a sociopath?>>29543082Dude, it is common practice to leave the corpses to be eaten by monsters in Viridian forest.If anything, I'd say there is less attachment to corpses than there would be here.
>>29543096WHY WOULD HE A TRAP?HIM TAKING TIME TO SET UP A TRAP WOULD HAVE ALLOWED US TO CATCH HIM SOONER.
>>29543117>Dude, it is common practice to leave the corpses to be eaten by monsters in Viridian forest.Please. Silph Co. wouldn't waste perfectly usable biological components. Haven't you ever wondered what's in your military rations?
>>29543096Think of all the better uses he'd have for voltorbs besides setting up a trap that has an incredibly good chance of hitting someone that isn't after him.
>>29543169Dude, this happened yesterday when we woke up with a headache, before we even left for Hypno's magical realm.He didn't just get here.
>>29543117Its probably not a sociopath. When you are in a city full of enemies setting traps for people following you is a good idea.>>29543169He made a guy kill himself. Do you think he couldn't have made him set up the trap as well?>>29543222He probably has more, he is probably setting them up to blow the generator right now while we worry about the feelings of a dead person.
>>29543239It didn't happen yesterday, it happened today.>>29543271>The point>your head
>>29543271or this could be a wild goose chase and he's hiding somewhere else
>>29543222>Chance of hitting someone that isn't after him...and why would he care?He's a monster. He hates all humans
>these idiots are giving hybrid weapons to use against usYou're welcome Professor.
>>29543336And he would die without humans.
>>29543271>we worry about the feelings of a dead person.If we can't worry about the feelings of a dead person, we're no better than the Monsters
>>29543336Because it wastes his time and his supplies.And if I remember correctly, he had a village of people he was taking care of.
>>29543271Your paranoia and shadowruns are going to damage relations with Chuck, who despite being dead is still a source of information.You're being hasty.
As the sirens blare, you walk down the alley a short way to meet up with Bruise and Goldenrod. Goldenrod's back faces you, his fingers grip at his sides as he takes slow calculated breath following the gentle advice of Bruise. They're both shaken too, but Bruise at least has a level head to put up with things like this."New orders from Boss." They turn to look at you, as you punch in the shortwave linkup to contact Devon.As he comes on with his usual bad attitude,"We just heard the sirens, Ceru, what the rever-" You repeat what you just said to him,"New orders from Boss." He goes quiet."Team S is going to the power plant to rendezvous with Leader Surge. He has given no orders for team E. I'd like Team E to investigate Fuschi-""Why?" Devon growls over the radio,"Why should we investigate Fuschia, what's going on at the power plant?""Nothing yet D, look. The hybrid is somewhere in the dome and we don't know where. If you found traces of it going to Saffron, then the next stop on the line is Fuschia."Goldie turns around,"No... no. He wouldn't be in Fuschia. There are too many bugs there. We don't like bugs. No, he would be among others to drown out his signature, but far enough that they wouldn't notice him."You stare at Goldenrod for a moment, his reasoning seems sound.."Devon, put Alexis on the line.""Why-""Do it."You hear him utter some profanities to the side,"Hey Alexis, the fat bitch wants to talk to you.""That's impolite, you should watch your mouth." You hear the radio cut out for a moment.It reconnects,"Alexis here, What's your order leader?""When you were investigating Saffron, where did you go?""The residual echoes led near the perimeter of the Gym grounds. We spoke with Students, and even Leader Sabrina. She said that she had felt some disturbances in the past, yet attributed it to far off echoes... Should we look again, near there?"> Yes.> No.
>>29543567>NPC says "Your idea isn't quite right, but I thought this seemed more correct">Ever saying anything but yesGo for it guys, I trust you to track better then us!
>>29543567that miiight be a good idea.Though fuck knows if you're going to be able to find anything. Unless devon finds a scent there.
>>29543567> Yes.you can never be sure enough
Rolled 8 + 2>>29543567>> Yes.
>>29543567[X] Yes."It's the best lead we have for now. Tell Devon to keep his nose open for any scents resembling those we found at the village.If you find anything report it in."And give Goldie a quick hug, because it'll help him calm down.
We need to get to that power plant ASAP.Are you guys kidding me with this ghost/respect shit?The fucking hybrid could be planting BOMBS in the power plant RIGHT NOW.And you guys are concerned about the cooperation of a ghost.Analogy time:You are in the US military. You arrive at a terrorist's... cave or whatever. You're commanding officer calls you and says "They may be planning on bombing a nearby communications tower, you need to go there and stop it."So of course you guys investigate the cave further for clues and information.That's what it feels like you guys are doing to me, fucking around, and not understanding the impending disaster.As I was typing this, >>29543567thank god.>[x] Yes.
>>29543704There is no apparently impending disaster. We're investigating. Stop spazzing out.
>>29543704Except it's not a cave, but a place that should already be chock full of soldiers.
>>29543704Calm your shadowruns manThis thing is just trying to hide evidence.
>>29543704You're going full paranoia anonnever go full paranoia never
>>29543755Not that guy, but the cave isn't the thing getting bombed in his analogy, the com tower is.
>>29543704>The fucking hybrid could be planting BOMBS in the power plant RIGHT NOW.yes, because the HIGHEST PRIORITY TARGET n the city isn't going to have better defences than a trio of low-level wandering Rockets.The boss is only having us check this out as a matter of completeness - a mark of how important the safety of the power plant is, not because he expects us to find anything amiss.
>>29543837infact that may well be what the Hybrid is counting on - the knowledge that we can't afford NOT to check out any possible threats to the power plant
>>29543738The thing is, we don't KNOW anything. So if we have to err we had better err on the side of caution.And Boss just put the entire city on lockdown, are you retarded?>no apparently impending disasterfuck>>29543790We don't have enough information to make that call, which is why this situation requires extreme haste and caution.We have to act as if the worst possible scenario is happening.>>29543833Paranoia saves lives>>29543837Intense Psychic powers, and apparently a master of infiltration and disguise. Also, those soldiers are more like cops protecting from domestic threats, they would have no reason to expect such a catastrophe.Boss would totally agree with me.
>>29543837It's more likely that he's trying to hide his village's existence and failing miserably at it.
>>29543893>Paranoia saves livesit can also take them, often in foolish and unnecessary manners
>>29543704Calm your damn shadowruns. You're taking it to a point where you're being stupid.The Hybrid is probably not at the Plant, we've already established that. We're checking for mindfuckery at the Plant. Now, any mindfuckery there hasn't been noticed yet, if it does exist, which means it's of the more subtle variety which won't suddenly blow up the plant because we arrive 5 minutes later. So calm down, let us get our team situated and Goldie in an emotional state that is conducive towards doing his god damn job, instead of running over there. And get the Ghost, which might be a good lead if things don't pan out, on our side rather than annoyed that we let him rot up there.
>>29543923You think that leaving Chuck hanging a bit longer is going to take lives how?
>>29543893>Paranoia saves livesand ends just as many.>Intense Psychic powers, and apparently a master of infiltration and disguise. Also, those soldiers are more like cops protecting from domestic threats, they would have no reason to expect such a catastrophe.Bitch please he an amateur that relies on stealth and would get wrecked by Goldie
>>29543893Paranoia only saves lives when applied correctly. When someone like you uses it like a huge fucking hammer to try and get people to disregard anything except chasing after the Hybrid than it doesn't save lives, it makes things worse.
>>29544033We need as much information as possible if we're going to catch this hybrid
>>29543923As foolish and unnecessary as giving respect to a dead body when the entire city is on red alert, and a psychic monster is on the loose?>>29543935>The Hybrid is PROBABLY not at the PlantFamous last words from a moron that failed his mission, and lost the respect of his boss shortly after. And also lost his life, let's not forget that.>>29543923>>29544021>>29544033I feel like you guys are latching on to the twitchy serial killer type of paranoia, not the "I want to protect my family and friends from imminent danger." paranoia.Do you think I'm suggesting we murder people because I think they might be compromised or something? No.I just really, really want to get to that power plant to CONFIRM that it isn't in danger before I go around saying bullshit like."It'll be fine, we can take our time while the city is on lockdown and the dome is facing an unprecedented threat that probably has nothing to do with the most important piece of infrastructure in the city. Probably."
>>29544171Guys. Stop talking to this guy. He's a spaz. It should be obvious from how much he's insulting you all for disagreeing with him. Stop arguing.
>>29544084If you want information then you act nicely towards the ghost we're going to ask questions later by treating the body nicely, and get Goldie's emotions back on track so he can do his psychic thing properly.Rushing towards the Power Plant because you're afraid it might suddenly explode doesn't really help matters.>>29544171I know exactly what kind of paranoia you're using. And it still isn't helpful.
>>29544171>I just really, really want to get to that power plant to CONFIRM that it isn't in danger before I go around saying bullshit like.That's the thing. What if the Hybrid wants to use us as the delivery vector?Ceru was compromised recently, which is why I wanted to send B team.
>>29544171Please get a trip so we can filter you.
>>29544236>Rushing towards the Power Plant because you're afraid it might suddenly explode doesn't really help matters.He's not disagreeing with you.
>>29544269I wasn't.I was trying to starting a conversation on how we can get the information we to catch this thing.
"Go for it Alexis, tell me if you find anything as soon as possible.""Roger." Just before Alexis hangs up, you hear a raspberry from the background. Arce-damnit, Devon. With your decision made, you take in a deep breath, trying to clear your head. Goldenrod still looks a little worse for wear."Hey Goldie," You walk up to him, his eyes cast down, his teeth pressing against his lower lip."Sorry, I freaked out Cerulean. It's just that, it's a first you know? A first time for everything right..." He rubs at his left wrist tenderly, his body still looking really tense.You slowly peel away the distance between yourself and the two of them and wrap your arms around Goldie with a comforting hug."It's okay Goldie, we're gonna make everything better again. But we need your help to do it. Okay?"Goldie kind of goes limp, finally relaxing after seeing that body. He nods against your shoulder,"I'm not an idiot... You don't need to tell me that, Ceru."(Thank you.)__________________________________________________________The power plant's front is guarded, and even with the drill in effect, you are challenged by them.Humans with guns. Could put a hole right through your hide."Who are you? What are your credentials?"(Cerulean, I'm going to disable them if they pull anything.)You present your index. Your personal identification as a ranger. The Rocket Index presented with an imposing red "R" engraved upon its Teal Casing,"Rocket Cerulean, performing inspection by order of Giovanni during this drill. I am to meet Leader Lt. Surge here."The Guards stare at you for a moment, you feel that something is amiss. You didn't smell the hybrid at the train station..."Rocket Ranger Cerulean, you are sentenced to death for murder of peaceful people and hurting mama and papa." The two guards draw their guns to fire...> Quickdraw your own guns.> Let Goldenrod take care of it.> Rush them.> (Other)
>>29544256oh well, can't deal with what may be. We have our orders, its as simple as that.
>>29544269>>29544337My mistake. I apologize.I was getting too used to the guy who was bitching about letting the body down and traps.The leads we have right now are checking the Power Plant with Goldie, talking to Chuck's Ghost, and whatever Devon & Crew manage to dig up.Other than that we don't have much to work with.
>>29544365>[x] Let Goldenrod take care of it.aw shit
>>29544365>Let Goldenrod take care of itHey, our Water Guns aren't lethal, right?
>>29544365>>[X] Quickdraw your own guns.Welp, this isn't good.
>>29544365> Let Goldenrod take care of it.> Quickdraw your own guns.Do both. Water is non-lethal.
>>29544365>[x] Let Goldenrod take care of it.Seems like he after us.
>>29544365TRAP! KNEW IT!> Quickdraw your own guns.shoot the guns out of their hands with LOCKON ACCURACY. using water.Goldie can work his magic while this is happening. We both will do our own thing, in case the other fails.Teamwork!
>>29544400Oh, no, now he was admitting that he WAS disagreeing with you. Hah!
>>29544365>> Let Goldenrod take care of it.So the hybrid lured us to the one gym we are weak against.
>>29544424>>29544436I think Goldie's got this, he did say the hybrid's work is amateurish
>>29544365>> Quickdraw your own guns.>> Let Goldenrod take care of it.Cover them in water and freeze it, have Goldie knock them out
>>29544451We need to prepare our Lock On. It isn't immediate.
>>29543567>She said that she had felt some disturbances in the past, yet attributed it to far off echoes...So she hears strange disturbances and just writes it the fuck off? Hearing weird psychic shit should set off some alarm bells. Or does she regularly feel long distance (i.e. extremely powerful) esper waves? That doesn't make me feel any better.
>>29544365>>29544492>>29544476Better not risk getting any water out in this area. Power Plant and all.Let Goldie handle it himself.
>>29544365[X] Quickdraw your own guns.Goldie is good, but never leave things to chance. Hit their guns with frozen spikes from our Water Gun. >>29544519We're outside the Plant.
>>29544365> (Other)EVASIVE MANEUVERS!> Let Goldenrod take care of it.
>>29544519Remoraid can use Icy Wind too.
>>29544519>Better not risk getting any water out in this area.Fair point. We've got Bruise as well, right enough.
>>29544555and Aurora beam>RAINBOW LASERS
>>29544555We could already use Icy Wind with our Seel implant.>>29544365If we're going to act, don't use our Water Guns, but Icy Wind.
>>29544365Drop to the ground and let Goldenrod take care of it.
>>29544575We don't have Aurora Beam unlocked and it's the Seel horn that lets us Icy Wind.
>>29544600The pastebin does say we have a skill point...
>>29544365I was starting to believe I might be wrong about the power plant being in danger, because of the conviction of my fellow anons.I would say I told you so, but the fact that there are brainwashed guards at the place should say that in my stead.If there are brainwashed drones out here, than surely there are more brainwashed drones inside, disabling the power plant.Which is close to the scenario I warned you about as you called me paranoid.But for now>[x] Let Goldenrod take care of it.while>[x] (getting out of the way)
>>29544515I imagine Psychic power is like the oceanLots of it lapping against the shoreline, but only when the waves pull out really far do you notice a chance of significanceAlso, holy shit, Esper in the dome confirmed. We need to put this dog down soon!
>>29544660Skill points can't be spent whenever.
>>29544661>If there are brainwashed drones out here, than surely there are more brainwashed drones inside, disabling the power plant.>implying we're not the one who is brainwashed, seeing normal guards as hostile.
>>29544581>>29544600Remoraid is capable of using Icy Wind and because we know Icy Wind we can use it with our Omniguns
>>29544709MY BRAINPLS STOPI CAN'T TAKE THIS MUCH SHADOWRUN
>>29544661It's been like this for a while most likely, and getting here faster or slower wouldn't have changed a single god damn thing. Honestly, for this, unless Goldie says he can just fix it, we'll want our full team.
>>29544737We've only ever used it with our horn.We don't know if we can use it with the omniguns or not.I hope we can, because 4x Icy Wind would wreck faces.
>>29544737>Remoraid is capable of using Icy Wind and because we know Icy Wind we can use it with our OmnigunsI....I don't really care? I was just telling you that we already knew Icy Wind. Since we've been using it ever since we got our Seel imlant.
>>29544753>Unless Goldie says he can fix it, we need the full teamThis is a big problem. Immediately contacting Giovanni afterwards. But I want our other team to try and find the little bastard himself too
>>29544737Is there a point to using it with the omniguns instead of the horn? All it does is waste the time required to swing the arm into position.
>>29544785Goldie is better than the hybrid, who he calls an amateur.
>>29544709Are you saying Alexis and Goldenrod are terrible at their jobs?But yeah, don't fucking attack these guys because we might accidentally kill them.Let Goldenrod handle it.
>>29544805unless the amateur work is just a crude smokescreen thrown up to hide deep suggestions.
>>29544661Hey. I've been abstaining from this argument. And I just want to say. You're an ass. You're part of everything that's horrible in this quest and you need to learn how to shut up and not act like such a bitch. My god. It's so annoying for people like me to see other's argue so incessantly. And it's especially difficult when they act like a jackass.
>>29544365Take evasive action and trust Goldenrod to fix this little obstacle.
>>29544838That's stupid. From the beginning, they were trying to avoid being detected at all. And they've been doing it for years.
>>29544846You should've seen the early daysGuys like that were in the tens of dozens here.The Purge nearly wiped them all out
>>29544874>they've been doing it for yearsand yet our espers think they're amateurs.
>>29544709I trust Goldenrod implicitly, in this situation, and back when he repaired our brain.
>>29544912It's the son.Hypno was probably much better.
>>29544912Not to add into the paranoia bullshit, but our espers are kids. Trained kids, but still kids. I'd take their estimation with a grain of salt.
>>29544912>>29544874They think the HYBRID is an amateur, Alexis said that Ni'Aras has a very sophisticated technique.The son is younger and less talented than the father.
>>29544950I'd accept it quite readily considering that Goldie had no problem fixing all those minds at the warehouse and that he's personally receiving training from Sabrina. He's mentioned to have grown to become a powerful esper.
>>29544801>>29544776>>29544737recall our fight with Devon while we were brainwashed and read our bio. with crytten's teeth as our claws we're able to use our freeze gland through them as well as our horn. using both at the same time just freezes the water and gives us that ice blade barrage we used on Devon
Lets see how 2 guards deal with base 120 spatk.
>>29545001That makes me wonder how Goldie didn't notice ambient mindfuckery. I thought espers picked up on that?
>>29545046We were using Ice Shard with our claws combined with Water Gun to shoot the ice spears.We tried to do it before back before we became a Rocket, but we fucked it up then and never tried again.It wasn't Icy Wind shot from our hands.
we need to use our old cold trick when we confront the hybrid. he probably has never been confronted with an ice type before and will most likely get him off balance.also, how much would we have to sink into icy wind/other ice attack for something like pic to be possible?
>>29545065I asked Prof a while ago, here's his answer>>29540926
>>29545046And that's why we shouldn't attack them.
>>29544515>Or does she regularly feel long distance (i.e. extremely powerful) esper waves?You know where that's going.
>>29545078We might be able to pull it off with multiple Icy Winds.>>29545137Not him
>>29545081And now I feel stupid. Thanks for pointing that out anon.
>>29545137Sabrina monitors distant psychic threats?
>>29544365>Let Goldenrod take care of it.
>>29545078Sheer Cold was stated to drop the temp to absolute zero. We can unlock it once we evolve the Seel parts.
>>29545137Is this some kind of sexual reference?
>>29545137Can we use the omniguns to shoot multiple waves of Icy Wind at the same time?Like, stack them up for 4x frosty?
>>29545192>>29545227You know who that isMewtwo
>>29545262Silly. You must have meant Mew. We call Mewtwo our leader, after all!
>>29545260Why the fuck would we do that?That kills people.
Goldenrod raises his hand, sending out a buzzing sensation of psychic power.The guards lock up, unable to pull the triggers on their guns, as they're half-raised.You draw your own guns, slipping off your gloves in one motion and firing sharp blasts of water to disarm them, sending the handguns to the ground.The men try to move, yet Goldie forces them to seize up, preventing their movement."I'll knock them out." Bruise steps forward, giving each guard a practiced chop to the napes of their neck, sending them to the ground, out cold. Their firearms lay upon the ground to the side.Your eyes linger upon the shiny barrel of the weapon. An invention that can put down a weak monster, or ranger, like yourself."This is bad." Goldenrod grits his teeth,"This is really bad, I'm feeling a lot of old echoes from within." >The Power Plant is compromised.> Wait for Lt. Surge to arrive on the scene.> Report to Boss 10 seconds ago.> Rush the power plant, you're going to need to sweep the area.> Call Alexis to teleport here with Sanna.> (Other)
>>29545137>You know where that's going.Us ditching Water for Dark and marching out to remove spoon? Cause that's sounding pretty good to me
>>29545262Oh shit. What if Red, aside from whatever else that guy has, is an esper?>>29545304>Report to boss what the situation is>Rush into the power plantGoldie should be able to detect the minds of other humans in the area and he should be able to see whether or not they've been brainwashed. His job is to put them down immediately when he senses them while we should use Icy Wind to disturb their senses.
>>29545304>>[x] Report to Boss 10 seconds ago.send espers and evil types
>>29545304>Report to Boss IN THE PASTDoitdoitdoitdoit
>>29545304> Report to Boss 10 seconds ago.Powerplant compromised. Heavy with echos. Guards attacked. >>29545288>Why the fuck would we do that?Part of our job is killing monsters.>That kills people.Why the fuck would we use it on people?
>>29545304>Report to Boss 10 seconds ago.Then summon Alexis and Sanna.
>>29544365Hmmm....try to freeze their guns before they can fire them, or let Goldie handle his field of expertise? It's tempting to go both at once, but even if it only takes a minute amount of fixing for Goldie to undo/block the mental effects, acting in a hostile manner could cause them to fire anyway. Also, I _really_ hope this isn't going to end in us fighting a mind-controlled Lt. Surge. That said, given his probable personality, I really can't imagine him going down to Psychic Influence easily.
>>29545304>bruise can do the superspy KO chopOh my god this is amazing[x]report to boss 10 seconds ago with update. Tell him we're going in without surge.[x]call others and tell them to DOUBLE TIME it here[x]creep up on the power plant
>>29545304Report, AND call Alexis.We need the whole team for this. THIS IS SUPREMELY IMPORTANT I SAY
>>29545352>EvilThat means jackshit to him.
>>29545304[X] Report to Boss 10 seconds ago.[X] Call Alexis to teleport here with Sanna.[X] Rush the power plant, you're going to need to sweep the area.In approximately that order.The boss will want to know, but we can't afford to wait and I'm sure he'll agree.We'll want as many of our team as we can get. Hopefully we can count on Surge arriving later as reinforcement
>>29545304>> Wait for Lt. Surge to arrive on the scene.>> Report to Boss 10 seconds ago.
>>29545383Oh shit...No way this guy compromised Surge, right?I mean, he's really high leveled. He has to have SOME immunity to psychic attacks.......r-right?
>>29545392What's important is that they stay on the monster's trail.These people were theorized by Giovanni to have been infected by contact with Chuck. The hybrid may have done this to cover his own escape. It's imperative that Devon's team continues to hunt down the monster. We'll take care of this situation.
>>29545420Surge would zap his shit before he could get an attack off.
>>29545304>> Report to Boss 10 seconds ago.>> Rush the power plant, you're going to need to sweep the area.
>>29545424Agreed, veto calling our friends. We can handle some thralls. They're not that tough.
>>29545420His head is too filled with AMERICAAlso>>29545424Has a good point.
>>29545285Nah, that's going to be Goldie.>>29545304Not sure of my vote, but I think we should leave the other team to continue doing what they're doing.
>>29545446Be super careful, don't get seperated, yadayada
>>29545304> Report to Boss 10 seconds ago.DO NOT call Alexis. They need to stay on hunting down the hybrid.
>>29545424Yeah you have a good point.There's no evidence that he's still in the area.
>>29545450it's not the thralls we're worried about. It's what they've done to the plant.Make no mistake. Every damn life in the city is at risk. If we can eliminate this threat, we can make damn sure no hybrid ever gets close enough to pull this again, but right now the priority has to be the plant.
>>29545304[X] Report to Boss 10 seconds ago.Ask him how many soldiers and guards are supposed to be stationed in the Power Plant. Sniff the area, see if there's anything here we don't know about.Have Goldie do his Esper thing to check for nearby hostiles.
>>29545304>Call Boss NOW>Check ETA on Surge>Go now if he won't get here in time
>>29545372Actually as others have pointed out, we should not call Alexis and Sanna.We can't risk the possibility that the Hybrid is doing all this from a remote location.
>>29545304>Report to Boss>Call for other squad to get here ASAP>Rush power plantWe're fucked. The plant's fucked. The City's fucked. Fuck.
>>29545531He doesn't even need to consciously be controlling anyone, since apparently he could have just infected people through Chuck and leave the dome.
>>29545537bingo, if the repel fields go down, catching the Hybrid will be a hollow victory.
>>29545503Mm. But we have Goldie and Bruise. They should be able to help us on top of Surge and Giovanni sending help.Heh, I just realized this is gonna be super embarrassing for Surge's whole Quarter. They think they're the best. But they got infiltrated like bitches.
>>29545573>Heh, I just realized this is gonna be super embarrassing for Surge's whole Quarter.We do this right and it won't get out
>>29545573No, the civilians of Vermillion Quarter think they're better than other citizens because of their job.It's the Saffron Rangers who think they're the best.
>>29545510Is that....a tentacool whispering into Ceru's mind? No wonder she thinks they're mean.And honestly, I think I'm inclined to wait for Surge, just to ensure he doesn't get compromised. The counter value of that is that we're likely on a time limit. I'll put the question to other readers: What do you think is a bigger threat-compromised people wrecking havoc in the power plant, or us having to fight/delay a compromised Lt. Surge long enough for Goldie to free him?
>>29545537Don't call them. And don't panic.
>>29545611Dude, Surge has to have the HIGHEST speed in the entire DomeWe won't be waiting long. That niggah is a lightning bolt
>>29545492the hybrid is here anon.
>>29545697No. Giovanni raised the theory earlier of Chuck infecting other people with a memetic parasite implanted into him by the hybrid.
>>29545573we may have to fight Surge
>>29545723That's not a fight dude. That's a slaughter
>>29545666Which will make it that much worse when is mind controlled ass stomp our shit.
>>29545748>Which will make it that much worse when is mind controlled ass stomp our shit.Yeah, we may have to back off and come back with a small army of ground, dark and esper rangers.
Maybe Giovanni should, i don't know, send some actual Rockets here, or maybe come here himself? Cause this is some serious shit.Kitty would have a field day.
>>29545805Oh god I hope Giovanni comes here himself.Even if it's just to flex his badass muscles, and he ruins this fucker's day.
>>29545789just send Brock at him.
>>29545827...This gym better not have sprinklers
First time I managed to catch one of these threads live, just finished binging from the beginning in the archives yesterday.I was sad to see that there wasn't an Ekans/Arbok ranger CQC expert (disregarding Jessie) in Fuchsia after I learned that they were renowned for that skill set.
>>29545818i was kinda hoping Prof was gonna use this as an opportunity to show us how badass he Rockets really are. Like send in a full team and they tell us to just back off and they completely stomp the fuck outta the thing that was crushing us.
>>29545848Heh. There's probably one somewhere there. We just haven't met em yet.I bet she/he would give the best hugs
>>29545848there may very well be, it isn't like we met every fuschia ranger.
>>29545858If ever there was a mission for the higher ups to take on, it'd be this one. We're way too young to be responsible for the Dome's power supply.
>>29545876>arbok ranger giving best hugs>not vulpix rangerwat
>>29545910Now imagine they hug each other
Rolled 90Don't mind this roll.>>29545573Incidentally, most quarters consider themselves, or their rangers the best.Giovanni said he'd be doing what he can on his end.
>>29545897they may all be out wiping the fuck outta that village
>>29545922...That's good right?RIGHT!?THATS A GOOD ROLL RIGHT!?
>>29545922We're going to mind that roll hard, Prof. You're not our boss. Giovanni is.
>>29545922now i'm scared.Unless it was Surges roll
>3 possible scenarios the hybrid is trying to engineer 1. Take out the dome's power and barrier. we pretty destroyed its village. eye for an eye etc etc.2. It solely wants to take out Ceru, who harmed "mama and Papa", the power plant would put Ceru at a bad disadvantage.3. This is a distraction. the plant is of high priority to us and it knew we would come running to it. Allowing it to run, hide, or something else during the panic.mostly speculation, but I think each one is logically sound enough.personally, I think its #2, the terms it used for the guards.>>29545922please tell me that was for Surge...
>>29545922This is probably either pretty good for us or pretty bad for us. There's nothing we can do about it so keep our eyes open.
>>29545963Considering it's age, I'm unsure if 3 is possible. It seems a bit complex for a child. I mean, I know it's psychic, but it seems pretty driven by revenge right now.2 seems the most logical, as it's driven by hatred for Ceru more then anything right now.1 maybe? But knowing the dome's security, if they can't handle a single babby psychic type...well that's just silly.So yeah, likely 2. We should wait for Surge.
>>29545963The hybrid doesn't even need to be at the power plant. Remember what Giovanni said about Chuck infecting other citizens with psychic brainwashing? Know what Occam's Razor is?
>>29545922>Don't mind this roll.
>>29546013if 2 is his objective, maybe Ceru could use it to lure him out?
>>29546019it really depends on the maturity of the hybrid. its work has been stated as amateurish so it could be lacking in power, control, or experience in using its abilities.I'm not saying its in plant right now either. I'm just not taking that possibility off the table.
>>29546159I find that doubtful. From what I recall, all the people its manipulated were normal people with no real means or training to fight back. Which makes me assume it abilities in a direct confrontation would leave it at a disadvantage, due a lack of power, control, or experience. (doubtful on control being the reason though, its managed to avoid detection by other espers)I think its hiding/waiting in the plant, trying to get us at a type disadvantage in revenge.I could be wrong though
You punch in Giovanni's comm-link like a medium possessed. It begins to ring, yet it drones on and on without an answer. After the fifth time, you hang up. Boss isn't picking up, you don't have time for this."What's the plan, Cerulean?" Bruise asks you, and you sweat.You really sweat here, you have to make a call, and you have to make it now.The guards drew their weapons on you, they spoke the words of the hybrid, or at least what you'd think it'd say.You know what you did, you hurt its parents. It... Oh..."It knew we were coming?"Goldenrod grimaces,"Future sight?"It... can see the future?No, you can't think, you can't think about that right now."We need to move. The power plant is in danger."We're moving, now. We need to secure the perimeter." The three of you advance forward, running as fast as your feet take you.You feel a pressure on your mind, though a familiar one.(Just me, don't wet yourself. I'm checking the people here.)"No time for that, Bruise, we need to knock them out or disable them. Don't hurt the plant!"Bruise gives a gruff nod,"Roger."The inside of the plant is expansive. Several stations monitoring the energy output of the huge building. The enormous stone Silo swallowing up the center dominates most of the inside with heavy-duty double-paned tinted glass giving a glimpse of the "reactors" within.Bruise charges forward, moving as fast as his leanly built body can take him, stepping to and fro to dodge and knock out the inside guards. You take your own duties in shooting the guns from their hands, Goldenrod pinpointing which ones are armed and dangerous before they even draw.It's short work through the compromised facility as you put people down quickly without lethal action.You're just in the first area right now, reception. Likely they perform tours of the plant from this area to educate their younger residents.
You've got some places to go through this huge facility...> Reactor(RESTRICTED AREA)> Cafeteria> Foreman's Office(RESTRICTED AREA)> Volt Storage(RESTRICTED AREA)> Security Room(RESTRICTED AREA)> Power Grid(RESTRICTED AREA)
>>29546530all of those restricted areas sound REALLY BAD to tamper with.Other than the foreman's office.
>>29546530Er....no clues or anything? We just pick the place we think the hybrid may be in and that's it?Check out the security room. We can look through the cameras there and search for anything....weird.
>>29546530>> Foreman's Office(RESTRICTED AREA)Lets see the foreman.
>>29546530>[x] Security Room(RESTRICTED AREA)Security Feed, we might be to able use it to find the hybrid if it blocks Goldie
>Goldie could tell you where the echoes are, but he's not familiar with the layout of this building.
>>29546530>> Reactor(RESTRICTED AREA)then> Power Grid(RESTRICTED AREA)then> Volt Storage(RESTRICTED AREA)
>>29546530>Security Room(RESTRICTED AREA)Maybe we can place the Power Plant under lockdown?
>>29546530I say Security. It'll be easier to find where the hybrid is/was if we have camera access.
>>29546530[x] Security Room(RESTRICTED AREA)
>>29546610Could he orient himself if he was able to see where each area was in relation to where he feels the echoes? Does the security room have any monitors in it?
>>29546530QuestionWhich is the most vital part of the structure? The most easily screwed up by a saboteur?We should go there to put down any compromised guards. We need to get someone down here NOWWhere the hell is Surge? Can we contact him?
Why don't we just have Goldy teleport us all around?
>>29546681probably the reactor
>>29546702he doesn't know the layout
>>29546702Because he doesn't know the layout?
>>29546702>>29546731Although I don't think he knew the layout of the Viridian Wood when we teleported through there. We had a map, but I hardly think he was looking at it when we were fleeing from that hoard of monsters.
>>29546530Hit the security room, and drop off goldie. He can watch the cameras and psychic the info to us real time. If shit gets too tough he can teleport to us. We just need to ensure a drowzee can't break into the room first.
>>29546753Nu uh. No splitting up
>>29546753a decent plan but I'd think it be better to keep the group at full strength.maybe if Back up arrives we can have Goldie serve as the nerve center
>>29546753He had LoS. He specifically went up to the canopy before doing a series of teleports.Seems that you'd like to stop by the security room...roll 1d100 for guard encounter. Threshold 10. This will also be for rendering them indisposed.
Rolled 66>>29546900freaking evil-ass psychic.We really need to tell command about this shit.
Rolled 18>>29546900Do cameras count as LoS? Or is that not allowed.
Rolled 47>>29546900Oh god, cmon
Rolled 67And we're safe!!!!!
>>29547033Well, it's because Prof has recently been putting the threshold at around 20 or 30, so the chances of us rolling under that are pretty large.
The three of you make your way to the security room before anything else. The three of you take up formation again.Bruise at front to use nonlethal hand to hand on the guards. Yourself at the mid to provide cover fire with short bursts of water for conservation, and Goldenrod as a lookout and spotter for the two of you.>Stamina drops to 95%.You arrive at the security room, busting into a couple guards monitoring the screens carefully, searching for something. Likely a trio of rangers that just knocked out around a dozen guards as the place goes on its own alarm.You startle them, they jump from their chairs and reach for their weapons.> Knock them out like the others.> Just disable them.> Tell them what's going on.> Take cover behind the metal doorway.> (Other)
>>29547140Knock one out, disable the other.
>>29547140>[x] Just disable them.just have Goldie seize them, they might not be under mind control.if they are, then knock them out
>>29547140>Disable>Tell them what's going on
>>29547175this seems good. We could confirm whether or not the people in this room were mind whammied.
>>29547140shout"Freeze!"And then do so to their weapons. Then restrain them. Maybe Goldie can get some info outta them while we examine the monitors
>>29547140>> Just disable them.
Rolled 84>>29547140Knock them out except for one.Question the remaining one.
>>29547140"Stop! Rocket Cadet Cerulian, Misson Leader. My team is searching for a rogue esper"If they react non violently then> Tell them what's going on.if KILL MODE engages> Knock them out like the others.
>>29547140Have Goldie restrain them, then check their minds. If they're clean, we explain to them the situation and have Goldie release them.
>>29547140>[x] Just disable them.
So...what is our objective here? Protect the plant? By Assaulting and knocking out its entire security force? Because two guys were compromised? Surge is going to totally love that plan when he catches us.
>>29547330I assume we are knocking out the ones Goldie detects as 'compromised.'
>>29547330No, Goldie detected that all the other guards were comrpomised.
>>29547330The plant is compromised.
>>29547330that's why we're checking 'em according to my vote after disabling them.
>>29547330The feeling in retrospect when you've done something you probably shouldn't.Goldie detected the compromised ones, but you had to deal with the others as a stampede of three young rangers just rushed inside a vital part of the dome, dropping almost everyone in sight.
>>29547330The only way to counter the hybrid is to give him nothing to puppet. We counter his Mindfuckery with Knucklefuckery.
>>29547413I-I think the disable vote won Ygg!
>>29547413Then why didn't you say anything? Why couldn't we have restrained them and explained the situation? The plan was just to disable the compromised guards, after all.
>>29547413So none of them tried talking first?There's no PA system demanding our surrender?That's kind of bullshit.In fact that's really bullshit.
>>29547413You know, Prof, it was mentioned that we'd disable the brainwashed guards. Something like this would be a dick move.
>>29547413Ah, well that's not our fault. We can release the guards once we explain
>>29547488yeah, it's not the biggest deal.Sorry guys, we need to restrain you and pass you by a psychic to make sure you're not a plant who is going to shoot your friend in the back.Now that you've been scanned, here's your gun back. Sorry about, er, the water.
>>29547413Yeah no.You really didn't tell us that any of the guards we were encountering were not compromised, and Goldenrod would have known before we knocked him out.
>>29547503Except apparently we've just disabled all the guards which was part of the Hybrid's plan.Even though that's bullshit.
>>29547413That's bullshit and you know it.
>>29547413Are you saying that we couldn't even restrain them? How many rushed us at once? Are you saying that all the uncomprimised guards were hanging out together and rushed us together, forcing us to knock them all out? Why couldn't Goldie have restrained them like he did the guards at the entrance and let us explain the situation?
I wonder, would it be possible for us to get on the PA, or use Goldie's esper abilities to contact the non-brainwashed guards to inform them of the situation? We could counteract what's about to happen, and use it to work against any enemy agents in the plant.Something like "This is Team Rocket, a hostile esper has compromised plant staff. Please secure the facility and standby for further instructions." Full professional mode.
>>29547413You know this is a crap retcon, right Prof?
>>29547542Hey, I really like this idea.
>>29547413>Goldenrod pinpointing which ones are armed and dangerous before they even draw.>It's short work through the compromised facility as you put people down quickly without lethal action.these lines of prose made me assume most of, if not all, the guards are compromised already.>>29547503to be fair, we were ordered to check out the plant, and at least those two guards are compromised, giving our concern some merit at least. Surge is on the way and should help smooth the investigation over.
I feel like we're Section 9 from GITS SAC but with Pokes instead of cyberpunk.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIVgSuuUTwQ
>>29547640complete with goddamn mindgame playing hackers
>>29547640>mfw I watched that show but couldn't understand a single conversation for an extended period of time...god damn it
>>29547649I hope the Hybrid has better taste than Catcher in the rye.
>>29547640It feels like a lot of things.
Does Bruise have No Guard or Guts?
>>29547640And then the next story arc of AoPH features Porygon-grafted hackers and Magnemite-grafted techsoldiers and we're full-on GITS....we're a lot more competent than canon Team Rocket, aren't we? It's a story element I find really gratifying- seeing how effective the protagonist can be to their group.
>>29547776Team Rocket never had to deal with pokerapist and Psychic mindfuckery.So yeah, I'd say we've done good.We've yet to blast off once so far I think
>>29547796No, no, I've got to count retreating stunned and carried away by devon as a blasting away again.
>>29547818A depressing sort of blasting off, but yeah I suppose.One day when we can fly, we'll call our flying retreat 'Blasting off again'.
>>29547776canon team rocket was just given common rats and poison types to wear down opponents, softening them up so that'd they'd eventually fall prey to the numbers gameand to keep the grunts weak
>>29547844>Team Rocket AoPH will never have standard issue Hot Air Balloons
I wanna see Jesse, James, and Kitty fight a hoard of pikachu. Only to get hit with Thunderbolt and blast off>again
>>29547865>Canon team rocket uses poison types to wear down the enemy with numbersYou know, that'd be a good strategy if it wasn't for the fact that Gen 1 poison types are either rare, or shitty.Like zubat.And EkansThey're pretty shitty. They don't even get poison attacks until way later.
>>29547890I don't remember seeing anywhere that balloons were deconfirmed. The dream is alive.
>>29547890Anon, if we evolve all the way, we'll be able to fucking fly. Also, a hot air balloon would be a death trap in this world.>>29547908"Cerulean, I regret to inform you that Jesse, James, and Kitty were killed on their last mission. Something involving a mutant Pikachu. The funeral will be tomorrow. It's ah... I'm afraid it's going to be closed-casket."DC 20 not to cry in front of Boss.
>>29547890>>29547998How -else- are you supposed to make a safe camp in pokemon territory?Fire up your handy dandy balloon!
>>29548024>DC 20 not to cry in front of Boss.and now I'm sad, thanks alot anon
>>29547998Balloon monsters control the sky, anon.
>>29548024>Ash's Pikachu is boss pokemon>Wild one>Actually evolved>Has the voltage of 10000000000000 power plants>Surgecumminghiscargopants.png
>>29548073>team rocket blast off at the speed of light>surrender now or prepare to fight!We have to do that at some point.
>>29548103With Rocket training, that's a success!
>>29548103>Ha! +2 from Rocket raining makes it a 20>still cry though
>>29548129Boy am i glad they covered how not to be a little bitch in training.
>>29548138but this time we're crying while saluting
>>29548145>Covered how not to be a bitch in training>Goldie still a bitchPoor guy.
>>29548159no, its just raining...
>>29548122>Cerulean!Devon!>Team Rocket blasts off at the speed of lightSurrender now or prepare to fightGoldenrod that's right!
>>29548165remember all that training he skipped?
>>29548182We're a cat though... so we're the mascot?
>>29548191Ah, I see. He must've skipped out on not being a bitch class.The class included getting wedgies and indian burns while not crying. You are only allowed to leave if you don't cry.
>>29548201and it'd be super embarrassing for Goldie, Cerulean would hug battle him into doing it, and Devon would laugh so hard he'd shit magma
>>29548103>18+2= SUCCESSYou manage to hold back your tears in front of Boss. Elite Rockets don't cry during debriefings. You're elite. Your lip quivers but you bite back the tears and swallow the lump in your throat. You can do this. Rockets don't cry. Only... There's an odd sound. Boss is turned away from you in his chair. Is he... is Boss crying? >B-boss?>Leave room>Silent Hug
>>29548224>You are only allowed to leave if you don't cry.by that logic, Goldenrod would have never left the first class
Sorry about the absence, had to help my lil bro with his math homework.Aside, the whole situation with the guards is more something born of panic. If they're compromised and they begin drawing on you immediately with your now forced entry, the ones uncompromised would also be inclined to draw their weapons upon you.In the interest of time, Cerulean, Bruise, and Goldie are taking out all hostiles in the area. None of them are killed or even suffering grievous injury.It's way better than it sounds, though it might look bad at a glance.>>29547542That actually is a great idea to avoid hostility from the other guards. Sorry for the delay. He's about to hit the hay.I actually taught the kid fractions.
>>29548235>Silent HugEven Rocket Leaders need hugs.
>>29548255fractions are bullshit.Anyway, yes, announce over the intercomm the situation. Then get ready for sleeper cells activating simultaneously.
>>29548255People were acting like doing raids on highly classified facilities wasn't normal.I vote we gather up the non compromised, and explain to them the situation, while we alert Surge of what happened asapAlso would like you to tell us if you're gonna brb.
>>29548231devon:take part in all of cerulean's bullshit because goldie has to also take part in the bullshit if you do
>>29548299 At least I didn't fall asleep.
>>29548255Yeah, get the announcement out from the security room, and look at how the people on the cameras react to it.
>>29548255>I actually taught the kid fractions.teach that kid some real math
>>29548255I really like >>29547542 's idea. Let's just do that and keep everything civil yeah?Incidentally, congraz on that. Fractions are a bitch.
>>29548316We're already on page 9, just so you know.
>>29548235>Silent HugAnd if we ever get confirmation that Boss is actually crying then tears will flow from our face as well.
>>29548255ah so a mix of normal and compromised. either an elaborate ruse to dissuade us, we interrupted a silent takeover, the Hybrid simply can't takeover the entire plant.use intercomm, it will at least make them hesitate.maybe test whose who when Surge gets here
>>29548315flawless Devon logic, I'm not seeing the problem>No way Golden Boy, I had to sit through 2 hours of measurements for this stupid matching costume. Now you are gonna get over here and wear yours or I'm gonna jam it down your throat
>>29548316>spoilersI would be very sad.
>>29548368maybe sewing is Devons hidden quirk?
>>29548408I hope its something lame like flower pressing or stamp collecting
>>29548424Nah. Devon probably likes puppies.Reminds him of himself.
>>29548424he's probably the singing one. In a tenor.Cerulean should ask him to do power metal.
>>29548408>>29548424Maybe he programs as a hobby? He is a nerd, after all.What if he likes to play traditional games?
>>29548440>likes eating them?
>>29548453he'd be a terrible DM and or power gamer
>>29548452Speaking of singing, does Cerulean have a good singing voice?
>>29548460>Implying he doesn't eat kittens for laughs
>>29548453>>29548466All your characters die in fire! Forever! Consumed in endless Hellfire.Reroll your cannon fodder sorry, "characters"
>>29548408I think it was singing. The sweet smell and the singing voice were the two things we noticed last time. Devon, as our team mate, was probably the singer.Nerd probably loves theater songs.
>>29548424I don't think stamps exist.
>>29548515which would make it all the more sad
>>29548524>Devon collects oldworld junk that doesn't exist in modern day anymore>Has 4 stamps, a fossilized hamburger, and an antique rocket launcher in his room
>>29548566>Indiana Jones>But with garbage
>>29548255I got a compliment from Professor! Everything is coming up Anon!>>29548275>>29548287>>29548348You move forward slowly. You hesitate, one clawed paw resting on the back of his high-backed office chair. He couldn't be.Boss clears his throat and you take a chance. You inch around the chair to look at him.Your leader, the great Rocket-Boss himself, has his face buried in his hands. When people are sad, you comfort them. This is no different. Your hesitation forgotten, you lean forward and pull Boss against you. Even standing, you're not much taller than him. His head rests against your chest.Boss freezes for a moment. He clears his throat again and speaks, his voice muffled by your arms."You really shouldn't have to see things like this, Cerulean. I've said before that Team Rocket is like my family, and I meant it. Rangers don't have many happy endings, but you just never... you don't expect things to happen.">I miss them too.>Were they Rockets for a long time?>They deserved what they got.>We will avenge them, sir.>>29548482I bet she loves to sing, but I think she's probably godawful at it. Like she sings in the shower and Peri runs screaming because of her enhanced hearing.>>29548453>I'm tired of all these fucking fagtacular quest threads clogging up the board. And don't tell me to just filter them, they're taking up valuable space we could use for 40k stuff. I've got a brand new Chaos Rhino and I'm gonna show the fucking amazing paintjob off to all you fags.
>>29548594>hear about devon's hobby>laugh>cerulean is laughing_girls.jpg
>>29548609are you saying she's fat enough to be the two of them?it hurts because its true
>>29548440>>29548460>>29548486Another annoying day, beasted training again, but that fat cat is getting cockey again I think as the bag of pet food shifts. As I pour the food into the bowls, all the stupid little animals gather around me. Expecting me to waste my time with bellyrubs and ears scratches, probably get fur all over my uniform again. Worthless little pests, but I suppose if it wasn't for me using my precious time and money to care for them, they'd probably all rot somewhere. Feh, that's it I'm done. No more after today........maybe tomorrow
>>29548606>I miss them too.Comfort the boss. With your body.
>>29548606>I miss them too.>Were they Rockets for a long time?>We will avenge them, sir.
>>29548440>>29548486What are these "puppies" and "kitties" you speak of?Meowths and Growlithes are too dangerous to be allowed inside the Dome.Perhaps you mean "Eevee"? But it's always so sad, what happens to them.
>>29548606>Devon alone is the source of all hate on tg>So much is understood.>>29548623Man, I hope someone draws Ceru when she reaches adulthood. She's gonna have such a fine ass swagger, it'll knock guys flat.I've known chunky girls when they were young. It happens all the damn time.
>>29548634...your spoiler makes me feel warm...but your pic makes me really nervous...
>>29548714Such is Devon. Glad I could help
>>29548634goes to feed the lost and abandoned animals trying to survive inside the Dome>right before mission to slaughter monstersDevon Mind
You feel the psionic energy crackle upon the air as you give the signal for Goldenrod to disable the guards.The seize up as they draw their firearms upon you, Bruise strolls in rolling his hands back into a casual crack of his knuckles.With a word, you tell him to wait, and he gives apt pause as you step forward past the metal portal of the door, eying over the screens and electronics. Never have you seen this many at once before. You slowly nod to yourself, realizing that your decision must have been the right one."Who are you, dammit?! Surge will have your head!" One of the guard shouts as loud as he can before Goldenrod restricts that through the sheer force of his mind.You look to the guard, and trot over to him, placing your claws over his hands. giving him a sort of pleading closeness."We are rockets, here to help sir. The facility has been compromised by a bad Esper. We need your help to tell the other good guards, if there are any to help us. The dome is in trouble if we lose power here."The other guard struggles, giving you no words as he trashes against Goldenrod's disable with all his might.The guard whose hand you hold however, looks at you for a moment with intent thought,"It's not a drill, is it?"You shake your head slowly and carefully, your eyes on his, pleading for help with this."I'll need to take your guns, but I really need you to help me with this."The guard agrees, and you release him, though his partner is forced to answer to Bruise's chop. An instant knockout.
With the guard's help, you have control and access to all the security cameras and footage all over the Power Plant. There's even remote access to open or close bulkheads to restrain access within the facility.On the entrance camera, you see a streak pass by, a static feedback taking up the screen for a moment. You seem to have a quest.The Guard turns on the intercom as Goldie takes his time to fix the head of the other guard,"Leader Surge, please report to Security. All other guards standby for orders from the Gym Leader once he's arrived."Will you lock down any areas of the facility? It's kind of a surprise that they didn't do this at the start of your intrusion... Then again, you worked very quickly to gety through here...> Lock Bulkheads(State which areas to close off.)> Continue to speak to the staff about the situation.> Prepare for the Leader's arrival.> (Other)
>>29548889>He's only pretending
>>29548912Ask the guard about the most sensitive areas to sabotage. We can take his suggestions for what to lock down.
>>29548912is there any way we can clear someone out of an area before locking it down?Because if we lock a sabateur in a sensitive area then game over.
>>29548912>> Lock Bulkheads(State which areas to close off.)Lockdown the reactor, also if we lock an area down, how long will it take to open it back up?>> Continue to speak to the staff about the situation.
>>29548912Well the guard knows the place, so defer to him.If possible, trap the streak.And I guess just close off wherever the most damage can be done?Shit man, it's his job.
>>29548912All threePrepare our explanation, and do NOT stutter to this man. if he's anything like I think he is, he's very strict and a breech of his facility? Is gonna make him MAD. We need to get our story straight. We were assaulted by his guards speaking words that lead us to believe they're related to an ongoing investigation. Our Esper friend confirmed, the guard staff has been compromised. As a result, we need to be ready to tell the Lt when he arrives everything, and that he must help us further secure the facility and clean up his staff.With an explanation, we need to lock the bulkheads to ALL key facilities. Anything that's near and dear to the power plants heart. All others should be fine for now.Tell the staff we have reason to believe there's an infiltration by a rogue agent. Tell them all to remain calm and sit down calmly. Any who react violently will be considered a possible hostile.I think that covers all the bases. We'll have Goldie start scanning once Surge arrives.
>>29548912Can we taunt the Esper into showing himself by just talking shit about his parents?
>>29548996>>29548982You may be able to communicate with the guard, or whoever's in this room to lock down a restricted vital area after the people have been removed from it.The Bulkhead doors are so heavy a rhyhorn would have a hard time getting through. We're talking around a minute to fully open or close.
>>29549005Don't forget to mention that that Giovanni sent us. That's very important
>>29549015If he's here and he hadn't just implanted a memetic parasite into Chuck like Giovanni suggested.
>>29549005Seconded. This covers all the bases I think we'd need to cover.
>>29549026>after the people have been removed from it.How do we know that everyone in an area is out?Can we ask Goldie to detect psychic activity and try to pinpoint where he feels them by pointing at the cameras?
>>29548912>Continue to speak to the staff about the situation."We were tracking a man with prior involvement in our case, found his corpse outside the plant. With clearance from our superior officer, we proceeded into the Power Plant to rendezvous with Leader Surge.Upon showing my identification to the guards outside, they spoke a phrase specific to the rogue Esper, and moved to shoot. My team disabled them, and then proceeded to take down the other compromised guards."
>>29549058then how did he strangle himself with wire then hang himself a good 20ft in the air?
>>29549074By scouring the area or having Goldie do a scan. He'd have to be present though.>>29549005Proceeding.
if we lockdown the reactor or power grid, make sure its emptyI don't want any sleeper agents in there
>>29549058That'd be a way to show if he is here or not right?And there -was- that streak.Could the Hybrid be wearing Repel tech?
>>29549112After passing it on, he killed himself?
>>29549104This, on top of saying we acted fast for fear of the facility coming to harm.Also toss some of >>29549005 in there.
Guys, calm down. Even if the esper agent does get locked in an area, Goldie can teleport us all inside just fine. He can see the location on the monitor after all
>>29549135I thought that was Surge.
>>29549161I'm not sure LoS counts when you're using a camera to do it. He's not looking at the location, he's looking at an image of it.
>>29549162That had not occurred to me.
so, lockdown then sweep of locked down areas with tp ports when we get to a bulkhead to clear folks out?
>>29549162I assumed it was, too
>>29549184It seems a little weird that he'd need LoS all the time... I mean, Abra teleport while they're asleep and all.
>>29549201is he LoS because power limitation or safety?
I just had a thought guys.Surge has a shit ton of Pikachu implants right?...what happens if he holds a Thunderstone?Does he just, like, have a seizure of pure lightning?
>>29549280They're already evolved.
>>29549254No fucking idea.Seems like something to ask Goldie.And it's markedly less useful if he can just teleport us in but not out, still handy though.
>>29549280Since he isn't changing types, I figure that it'd be fine.Though he might be annoyed that now he can't learn new moves.
>>29549300Oh shit, they are? I thought it was just lots of Pikachu implants.
So. Possible background stories for Surge?He was a ranger out on a mission and got critically injured. On the verge of dying and with his repel tech close to running out of energy, he was approached by a feral Pikachu. Not wanting to die, he wrestled it and killed it, then performed an impromptu surgery on himself. The implant helped him recharge his volt orbs and survive long enough to be rescued.
>>29549319moar liek he killed two and used their severed heads as electric boxing gloves and punched his way back to the dome, forever imprinting his love of electric types
>>29549319That is so god damn metal.I approve
>>29549344His actual backstory is actually more metal than that. Hehe.
>>29549319They found him washed up on the beach one day, speaking a foreign language.The dude's actually from Unova or somewhere on the same poke-landmass.Because AMERICA.
>>29549319>>29549343>>29549344>>29549362I swear, Prof, if you introduce us to Surge and not post Guile's Theme....
>>29549371if not, I nominate https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04MmA-nCfQs
>>29549362PROFESSOOOOOOORDON'T TEASE ME BROTHIS IS MAH FAV GYM LEADER
>>29549319FUCKING METAL. But probably not.>>29549362Holy shit.. That's gotta be incredibly metal.Unrelated:http://pastebin.com/EFdUSxxbHere's the conclusion to that little fake quest bit earlier with Cerulean and Giovanni. Don't tempt me to go Gio x Ceru, because I would dearly like to. Subordinate x Superior is the best kind of relationship.
>>29549428Man, even if the Esper managed to damage the Power Core, I can totally see Surge walking up, grabbing the negative and positive nodes and screaming like a boss as lightning engulfs him and he balances the insane output of the device while it's repaired.
>>29549465There's always Kitty, anon. Unless you're already on the KittyxBruise boat?
>>29549319>electric gym leader is metaldoes this mean Jasmin like electronica?
>>29549362On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being Linkin Park and 10 being Dio, how metal is it?
>>29549522Which end is supposed to be the high end?
>>29549522>10>SpoilerNo one is that metal, man. Even Surge...r-right?
>>29549522I'm hoping it's somewhere between Slayer and Black Sabbath. Here's to hoping.
What if Aqua told Surge that his friend Cerulean convinced him to not quit and he remembers our name?I mean, how many Ceruleans are there aside from us and the quarter?
>>29549532Are you saying Dio isn't metal?
>>29549556Oh shit, I totally forgot about that.Yeah, I wonder if he mentioned us at all
>>29549556Wait, I know Aqua worked with the Vermillions, but I didn't think Surge actually knew who he was.
>>29549585He specifically said that Surge taught him how to be a man.
>>29549585He seems like the type to recognize an exceptional student.If I'm not mistaken, Aqua made a mad comeback last year thanks to his electric talent due to Staryu
>>29549499 Kitty and Cerulean share Giovanni. He's awesome enough that they work things out. Kitty at his left hand, Cerulean at his right.But yeah, I'm down with Bruise and Kitty. I don't think it's going to happen, but I think it'd be cute.>>29549556Hmm. That's a good question. That's not impossible, but that would have been a while ago. He might just know us by sight. I'd assume that the most of the gym leaders have at least a passing knowledge of the ranger population.
You instruct the guard to lockdown all of the restricted areas,"We'll sweep them out when we get there. We need to separate them for now.""Understood." The guard complies with your request. Despite your age, he treats you like a professional.You jump in the intercom again,"Attention all personnel and staff. We are led to believe that there are terrorists among you. Do not panic, we will be dealing with them soon with the help of an Esper Ranger to disable them harmlesly. Any hostile action will be considered cause for concern and we will act to subdue the violator.Please go about your business during this sweep of the area, I repeat. Remeain calm."You take a look at the camera. The Scientists and workers here listened well. They're panicing to some degree, yet they aren't going outright crazy over the whole thing.It seems that the discipline of this quarter holds firm.In little time, you hear the door of the Security room get kicked in, and a large man, at least 6' 5" with spiked up blonde hair steps into the room, the sound of crackling electricity snapping off of his body, crashing into the metal frame of the door.He wears a Ranger's Coat of Yellow with a black Trim, the Vermillion thunderbolt pinned to his collar, and a long belt of strange pods strapped over the front. He looks over the three of you, suddenly standing-stunned in the room. Grimacing under a heavy brow, his short black curved ears flicker. Pulling back his sleeve, he reveals the sheen of a metal hand, a white orb lodged within. His other palm possesses a red one.His knuckles flex with the low whir of machinery, a long cable-like tail with a thunderbolt at the end, arcs of electricity splashing out freely."What the FUCK are you three doing in my facility?"Time to do some proper convincing.> Statement, salute, and a roll.DC 21Charm +3 R+2(May be altered through good speech.)
Rolled 4 + 5>>29549627Alright, let's do this.
Rolled 18 + 5>>29549627Can we use >>29549104?
Rolled 14 + 5>>29549627
Rolled 2 + 5>>29549627Sir! We've got psychic enemies who have compromised members of the plant!
>>29549627> the Vermillion thunderbolt pinned to his collar, and a long belt of strange pods strapped over the front. He looks over the three of you, suddenly standing-stunned in the room. Oh damn, this niggah has some grena->Grimacing under a heavy brow, his short black curved ears flicker. Pulling back his sleeve, he reveals the sheen of a metal hand, a white orb lodged within. His other palm possesses a red one.His knuckles flex with the low whir of machinery, a long cable-like tail with a thunderbolt at the end, arcs of electricity splashing out freely.HOLY SHIT HE IS A CYBORG RANGERI love him already.
>>29549669>near miss with a 1oh my god
>>29549664Though... you know, replace "Leader Surge" with "You".Since he's Surge.
>>29549627>Sir, Rocket Cadet Cerulean reporting. Numerous plant staff have been compromised by a rogue esper! We've locked down the facility until we can perform a psychic sweep of the personnel. >>29549664NO ONE ELSE ROLL
>>2954966418 anon, I love you man. You're the best.
Rolled 16 + 5>>29549627We still need one more roll.All is lost.
>>29549716Good save, mate.
NOTEWe're on page 10Count down to jump ship beginning
>>29549627>>29549651Also>Sir, we believe the facility to be compromised. A civilian my team had been pursuing was infected with a monster esper's brainwashing and, from my correspondence with Boss Giovanni, had supposedly infected the rest of the guards at this station. We were to wait to make contact with you, however, we were assaulted by the guards at the entrance, who my associate here was able to confirm were affected by psychic abilities. Because we were unable to contact our Rocket Leader again at the time and, because we feared that the rest of the power station was compromised, we rushed here to the security room to ensure that access to the more sensitive areas of this facility were locked down and kept safe from sabotage.Something like that.
>>29549664Change it a bit to mention our name, Cadet Cerulean, and that we were working on a mission given to us by Giovanni. Those are two important bits of information to impart to Surge. And start by calling him Sir before we go into anything else.
Rolled 9 + 5>>29549627We have traced a hostile esper responsible for the death of at least 2 civilians to the power plant and have found at least 3 guards to be compromised. We have due cause to believe the epser may attempt to disable or destroy the power plant. we must scan each member of the plant's personnel and locate the rogue esper if its still here. Time is crucial so I hope you don't mind if I started with out you.
>>29549701Pretty sure that's not how it works.You've gotta roll five times, otherwise it's pretty much cheating.Or bad sportsmanship at least.
>>29549627>>29549731Yes. We should mention our name first when we address him.>Sir, Cadet Cerulean reporting.And then blah blah blah, whatever else we choose to report.
>>29549729This. This is really good
>>29549627Page 10, Prof.
>>29549745Shouldn't it be Rocket Cadet Cerulean?Otherwise I agree with you on that being our opening sentence.
>>29549682>CYBORG RANGERSaid he was metal.
>>29549833But what about his backstory!!!
>>29549849Bionic man or Robo cop
>>29549833...Ohoh you clever sonofabitchI very much wish to hear this man's story....damn it, why couldn't we have been blessed with a Pikachu implant!
>>29549833>On the entrance camera, you see a streak pass by, a static feedback taking up the screen for a moment. You seem to have a quest.So this was Surge right? Fucker is so metal. His presence disrupts cameras.I assume Ranger equipment is safe, right? Like.....our Macho Brace won't suddenly start spazzing out because we're near him?
Will Prof post the thread conclusion before 404?
>>29549833>Said he was metal.that's not funnybut of course I laughed
>>29549881I don't think the Macho Brace is electronic
>>29549861because electric hugs lead to static
>>29549889We're 11th from the bottom. We've got time.But yeah, Prof should really wrap things up now.>>29549920It's connected and controlled by our Index.
>>29549920It is actively powered by electricity though, and it consumes more power than repel tech on medium.
How much do you think Surge has been briefed on?
>>29549928ORGo to a part 2I know its a foolish wish, but I still dream of the old days
>>29549955Yeah, but I don't want to wear out Prof.
>>29549948Not sure. Also not sure why Giovanni didn't pick up the throne.Is he currently fighting Ni'Aras?
>>29549966Giovanni might have gone out personally to give that Hypno a big fuck you.Or he got pulled into some mess thanks to our wonderful friend from Silph
>>29550000Yeah wasn't paying attention, meant phone.Though he could definitely lift a throne if he wanted.
8th from the bottom
>>29550074Thread is already archived. Someone just needs to make sure to re-archive the thread to update the suptg archive.
I don't know about you guys, but I'm quite proud of how we handled the lockdown.Felt like the right decision to me. Now if only the other Team could catch this fucker, we'd be golden.
>>29550117I'm looking forward to the XP offload. I imagine we're getting a big ass boost from all this bullshit this mission has put us through. That, on top of some serious Tenacity Gain for all the things we've toughed it out through too.Excited.
>>29550117we aint handled it yet
>>29550117time will tell if its right but it was the safe conservative choice. The power plant being in potential danger should not be ignored.
>>29550143Fat lewd s always welcome.
Are we in uniform right now?
>>29550207>>29550194>>29550213I think we went off to do wthis without getting out of the clothes we were recovering in
>>29550213i sincerely doubt we would meet the boss on duty in civies
>>29550239thigns were sort of rushed with the chuck thing
You salute as soon as you regain control of your senses,"Sir!"A metal spike slides out of Surge's forearm. Way too thin and long to be a proper blade. Electricity sizzles the air as soon as it's extended."Cerul-" Bruise begins, yet you carry right on without regard for the discomfort of your squadmates.Leader Surge is a Leader after all."Rocket Cadet Cerulean reporting! We believe the facility to be-" He takes a step closer to you, iron boots clanging against the panels of the floor."Compromised. A civilian my team had been pursuing was infected with a monster esper's brainwashing and-" A second electric spike slides out of his elbow as he takes another step forward, yet you are undeterred."From speaking with Boss Giovanni, may have allowed the esper access to this place.. We were to wait to make contact with you, however-"A third spike juts out of his elbow and electricity flows between the three upon his outer arm."Cerulean..." Bruise backs away from the advancing man, yet you remain steadfast. though you speed up."We-were-assaulted-by-the-guards-at-the-entrance,-who-my-associate-here-was-able-to-confirm-were-affected. We-were-unable-to-contact-our-Rocket-Leader-again-at-the-time, and we-feared-that-the-rest-of-the-power-station-was-compromised, we-rushed-here-to-the-security-room-to-ensure-that-access-to-the-more-sensitive-areas-of-this-facility-were-locked-down-and-kept-safe-from-sabotage," You take a deep breath,"Sir!"Surge stops just a feet away from you, the guard leaning off to the side from you. He glares down at you, while you look up to him, still saluting."Excellent debriefing soldier," He slashes out with the arc-blade at the guard, causing the guard to fall to the ground, unconscious."This worthless maggot's done a piss-poor job at guard duty. I'll take care of things from here.":Sir, if you wouldn't mind, we need to check you."
Surge's powerful gaze falls over Goldenrod and the man just kind of stares, his face stuck in a perpetual half-grimace,"Go ahead, but we're going to secure this facility.">[End Thread]>Next thread will be announced Friday.
>>29550261>debrief as fast as possibleWonderful!
>>29550277>Next thread will be announced Friday.Your tearing me apart Ygg!
>>29550277>Next thread will be announced Friday.Consistently having to wait to learn how long we have to wait has to be the worst thing about this quest.Anyway, nice thread.
>>29550277I feel optimistic about our chances in the near futurethanks for running, good luck with fractions
Not Surge, but I felt this was strangely- or rather may be appropriate in the future.>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2a4gyJsY0mc
>>29550277Annnnd my Surge boner is saited.Thank god we made that check. Thanks for being such a champ Professor. This was a blast. Hope you rest well!
>>29550277I like Surge. I hope we'll get a chance to see a veteran ranger wreck shit.
>>29550314man what would have happened if we failed the check?
>>29550277I have a feeling, if we had crit failed that roll, Surge would've knocked US out for breaking into his facility....
>>29550310>Future....Can't tell if you mean next thread, or...
>>29550277suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/29539678Archived, Prof. It was a pleasure to serve.
>Surge is honest to Arceus Cyber CommandoMark IV Style Motherfucker!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWuDwNysX-A
>>29550261>"Excellent debriefing soldier," He slashes out with the arc-blade at the guard, causing the guard to fall to the ground, unconscious."This worthless maggot's done a piss-poor job at guard duty. I'll take care of things from here."Surge is awesome, Prof.
>>29550373I bet he even has a couple killstars, too.
>>29550373things are different in the electric quarter.More neon-y.
>>29550373Oh god my sides. He IS the cyber commando.>>29550390Man, I am just so relieved to have him here to help us, I can't put it into words
>>29550421we might not get as much credit, but thank GOD we don't take all the blame.
Also, to the guy that wanted us to use Rocket Authority. I can't think of a better example of us doing so then right now.
There are some things... twists more so that I just can't wait to get across to you guys.It'll be fun though. The wait... will be worth it.
>>29550459Jesus Christ the ride never ends.I want to gut that little hybrid fucker and choke him to death with his own small intestine. And his dad too. Fuck that whole family. Fuck them.
>>29550432I think we'll be getting plenty of credit from Boss for this one. This was a big damn case that we brought to light.Hopefully he'll be proud of us.And we very might end up as the Rocket mascot for the ensuing PR stuff for this case. We'll tell all the reporters that we just wanted to do our job and protect the people of the dome.
>>29550459>TwistsI expect nothing less from you by now, Professor. And this is my first quest to have with you. I imagine the worst shadowruns sometimes...will be so glad when this Esper shit is dead.>Worth the waitHas been since we started playing. Even if I can't be here for every thread.
>>29550459We've all been dittos just brainwashed into thinking we were human?
>>29550487assuming it's not the MOST secret
>>29550478The saddest part is, they just wanted to live in peace. The dad did, anyway. Even if it's a twisted sort of peace with mind slaves.I have sympathy in my heart for the Hypno. Sadly that sympathy is clouded by that Devon thread where it was filled with pure rage and bloodlust.
>>29550504I've got sympathy for him.Sadly, he went for the mental strike on the diplomatic leader of the scout squad, and was left with devon to monologue at.
>>29550501Well they aren't going to tell the truth, but we might be given the public credit for finding out about the Rogue Esper Eeveelution, tracking it down with our team, and being the best little Ranger Cadet we could be to provide a friendly face for the public and an example for new recruits.
>>29550504I mean yeah Ni'Aras had a respect for sapient life, but the fact that that didn't extend to you know, their thoughts and feelings and shit, kind of makes it harder to sympathize.Especially with his son being a murderous jerk.
>>29550504>I have sympathy in my heart for the Hypno.>Sympathy for espers>Sympathy for non-human espers
>>29550522Basically yeah.It sucks since I sorta wanted to hear his sob story. I'm sure it was interesting.Too bad Devon ran out of fucks to give ages ago
>>29550542What can I say? If it has sapience, I wanna hear what it has to say.But that's in the past now. We're basically agreed to be out for blood at this point. Both sides.
>>29550576I should do a "Tale of Ni'Aras" side-story between threads.Primarily the important bits that Ni'Aras implanted in Cerulean's head.
>>29550583Who's metal enough to bro fist Lt Surge?I say Bruise is. We need to get him a cyber fist.