OPENING>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F468us4qCUEPreviously: Since arriving upon an unknown chain of islands, a Young Rocket and her friend have become recognized by a village of natives as "Rangers."Now, with the help of an adolescent taking his first strides into a similar profession of monster hunting, the rocket team seek to find their way back home.After two islands, they now take a hunting ship to a city outside the dome.A day out from port and the captain spots a quarry, landing the first blow! With their own skills, and an uneasy alliance they hunt a monster of the sea!A Young Rocket and her friends engage a monster upon the deck of a ship. While everyone else scattered, she stood her ground to blind the monster, only to be swatted up by its tail as it lifted itself from the deck!Nearly finding herself lost at sea, Cerulean blasts back onto the boat with a new technique as the veteran hunting party finishes off the beast.Now the ship comes into port! What awaits them in the city?Will she find her way home?What enemies and allies will she make?And how has a civilization of monsterous hominids flourished so without the Rocket's knowledge?Stay tuned to find out!Stay tuned to find out!Known characters>http://pastebin.com/k2xnqqvBMonster Index>http://pastebin.com/wxwgrCqbCharacter Sheet>http://pastebin.com/7CJx3gq1Twitter:>https://twitter.com/AoPHquestLore>http://pastebin.com/vy0a6Z9r
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>>32147743In the interest of explaining the Plesioth fight in-depth, I did this:Plesioth>Charge forward, use laser. Laser's recoil will stop charge.What happened:>Frost Pulse disabled laser, but did not stagger.>Plesioth has no means of stopping, and so brakes with a turn.>Because it's moving forward while turning and it's fuckhuge, tail sweeps at us.>Ceru is locked in move cooldown and cannot(absurdly high DC) dodge.that's the weird part: Plesioth are TALLAt Ceru's height, a normal tail swipe would miss her entirely. The tail would have to go down first.Aftermath:>She was hit as the tail was coming upThat would mean that Ceru is around 60 degrees to the side. While Prof can retcon that that was the case, the power would be much weaker as it's coming up, which explains why Ceru wasn't injured at all.OR>Ceru is hit by diagonal-downward tail swipe>Either Ceru is slammed into floorboards, or bounces off the floor and over the deck?OR>Ceru is hit by the fin>horrid rake wounds and is flung sideways, may or may not topple over rail.Also, well played Prof: A Plesioth fight and we're all raging at the hitboxes. It's honestly funny in retrospect.I'm so sorry if this does more harm than good.
>>32147907Every party needs a pooper.
>>32147925>>She was hit as the tail was coming upThat *is* actually what happened. When the thing went for aqua jet, it was effectively sliding on its stomach, wriggling back and forth. She got popped up as it spun around and got up.
>>32147971interesting. So aqua jet has a different pose from aqua laser? Wriggling forward...what?
>>32147928You can put it in my pooper if you want
>>32147925Could you simply drop the issue? A shitty decision was made and we suffered for it. Let it go.
>>32148040yeah prof really fucked that up
>>32148030It spewed the water forth from the initial pose.I said last thread that I had it do a different attack that could be telegraphed from the pose because the laser frozen or not would kill Ceru.
>>32147925Just watch. We'll be eating at a restaurant and we'll suddenly get thrown across the room and slammed into a wall because the Plesioth we caught started flailing about in the ships cargo hold
>>32148061See, I don't know why you keep saying that. Why is it that you assume that we'd have continued freezing the water? The target was just the throat.
>>32148061>>32148092Okay, fuck. Wish I was in the last thread to explain these kinds of things.Prof, the reason why people chose to 'stand their ground' was so that they could hit with their attack earlier. So that they wouldn't come up late and have any kind of accident like the one you mentioned. Okay?And god. It was so frustrating looking at that retarded argument about the definition of 'standing your ground'. God.
>>32148061To clarify, it went into Aqua jet first, and then it attempted using the laser after getting back up.That was stopped by S.Red swinging his switch axe into its mouth and detonating his phial.>>32148092>The target was just the throat.Amidst everything else I didn't see that, so I can't say that it was leading.Standing there was still a bad idea anyway.
>>32148092throat wouldn't stop the laser, the gland is too deep. We froze the mouth shut, meaning that if he continued firing the laser, the laser would cut itself up.>>32148061so it charged forward using the laser, tail first?fuckit, if I don't have it right this time, just drop it and continue writing
Hookay. So lets just drop it. We got through the fight, and we know to try and dodge when possible now.
Moral of the story is:Don't put in a combat action that would result in the immediate death of the player. You will have to fudge it should the players somehow find themselves thinking it's a good idea.Seriously, pitfall choices are really annoying, Ygg. Avoid using them, lest ye summon the sperg.
>Aqua Jet still not in pastebin
>>32148215Pitfall choices, or any choices in general, are OK by me as long as it's something I can see the character we're playing as considering. Sometimes the MC thinks about fucking up, it's up to us to stop it from happening.
>>32148215The problem here is that Prof fell into the problem all comic book nerds fall into when discussing which character in their favorite comics would win in a fight. Fight choreography is malleable and everyone has their own image of how things play out.
The salt of the sea melts against the wooden supports of the piers, decorated and embellished by a strange paint that seems to almost glow amidst the water. Noises fill your ears close and far of the hustle and bustle of the busy port. Docked ships, usher the sounds of preparation to set sail. The sounds of decks being scrubbed, the creak of wood and bones as the ships creak and bend in the water.The sailors of your own ship seem to be about beaming as they come into port, making some snide comments about the worker of the bone pier as it hammers away at the shoddy planks.The creature in question seems to have scales that shimmer upon its hands, the rest of its form hidden behind a robe, and its face behind a mask.Marine stands by you, leaning over the railing, and looking at the city. Not quite large structures necessarily, but the place is definitely big and bearing a great deal of hustle and bustle.You can see some sailor's dives along the port, and plenty of merchants examining specimens brought off ship by dock-workers. These merchants come in all sorts of flavors, ranging from what appear more to be butchers, craftsmen, and a few of the wealthier sort wearing all manner of colorful stones, trinkets and the like. Dockworkers haul out beasts, herbs, stones, and goods made from other islands for their examination.Some head up onto the ship to check up on the “Plessie” that's been lying still for the past couple days with a tarp over it. The Smolodhan leave as soon as their ready, trumping off of the ship without a care.“The hunt was just part of their passage fare.” Kurojo says to you, common tongue. You relay it to Marine, she frowns.The workers check on the plessie, and begin to haul it off while Dovahki, the captain comes before the three of you, eying you keenly. “Aye, so we got sorry 'pprentices to Raguna City. If'n y' need another ride, I'll be sailing the morning of the third day in port.”“Where to?” You ask.
So how about that Plessie loot? Did we do a good enough job to get a scrap of the prize or something?
>>32147743We should Fight the Cat chick to prove our strength.We resist Fire due to Water and Thick Fat. And we have Water type so we should have an even shot.
“Wherever profit be had lil' lass.” Dovahki chuckles, her blue feathers catching the light of the sun in a glorious luster, her painted red tusks glimmer like rubies, and she sets one brilliant yellow eye on the three of you,”An' I'll be collect'n me fare one o' this days. Ah've got yer wave, ye best be gett'n it got, savvy?”Something about her glare urges you to salute, surprising and confusing Marine,”Aye, Cap'n! Ah'll be gittin yer booty fer ye!”Kurojo twitches at your speech, yet says nothing about it. What? You're good at this, right?As the three of you disembark, Kurojo speaks in your tongue, “We shourd go to Ranger prace. Work and information there.”Your eyes linger upon the bone dock, with the lone worker, and then chase after the trio of Smolodhans heading up into the city.> “Who are they?” Point to the bone-dock. (This is a slight detour)> “Let's follow the Smolodhans.”> “We can find it ourselves, right?”> (Other)
>>32148387Er, no. She's pretty much the leader of their group, anon. Did you not get that?
>>32148387Vote to fite her then. Go on, do it.
>>32148399No, the big red guy with the sword axe is. How did you not get that?
>>32148395> “Who are they?” Point to the bone-dock. (This is a slight detour)Let's learn up a little on them.
>>32148376No. We were never entitled to any of it and that's before they let us on pro bono.
>>32148395>[X] “Who are they?” Point to the bone-dock. (This is a slight detour)Side quests.
>>32148276this.>>32148376We don't get any loot. All of it goes to the hunting ship.>>32148387let's not pick fights. Focus on getting home.>>32148395>> (Other)ranger place first. need cash and information
>>32148408Thats my vote
>>32148387One, we don't need to prove our strength.Two, we'd still have to deal with her claws.Three, her strength is most likely enough to crush our bones into flour.Four, she's fast and will close gaps in no time.
>>32148395>[x] “Who are they?” Point to the bone-dock. (This is a slight detour)I bet he's the type of psychic fish man that #wrekt our plans earlier.
>>32148376That was just a part of our responsibility to the captain as a passenger on her ship. It's hers. And no, it's not part of our payment to her.
>>32148436>Two, we'd still have to deal with her claws.>>Three, her strength is most likely enough to crush our bones into flour.>>Four, she's fast and will close gaps in no time.>>32148436We have solutions for all of those
>>32148436It's mostly an age and experience difference that will get us. We would lose of course, but I bet if she was our age she would get fucked up by us.
>>32148408Prof. Oh my god. You really need to learn to recognize a troll. He's been harping on about this for a bit.
>>32148395[X]FollowI have a burning need to gain approval for my competence. I demand that we work until everyone respects us.
>41 minutes late to the threadBUT I AM HERE NOW.I didn't miss much, yeah?
>>32148395>> “Who are they?” Point to the bone-dock. (This is a slight detour)duh
>>32148395> “Who are they?” Point to the bone-dock. (This is a slight detour)curiosity killed the questcatwhatever
>>32148469I know.Seems the votes are to check out the fourth race here. Alright.
>>32148469You need to learn the difference between a joke and a troll.
>>32148395> “We can find it ourselves, right?”is what I would like to do - just head to the rangers and get more information.> “Who are they?” Point to the bone-dock. (This is a slight detour)But plenty seem to want to sidequest/worldbuild, so why not.>>32148469I'm fairly sure that -is- him recognizing it.
>>32148454Her speed is most likely enough that she'll still outpace us even with Icy Wind applied to her, which she resists.
>>32148266We never unlocked Aqua Jet. That was the Plessy.
>>32148548You did, I have to update it.
>>32148536We'd stick to Water based attacks.Keep our distance and we have some crazy speeds to.Plus our Water Gun is more than enough to knock her on her ass.>>32148548We learned it on our way back to the boat.
>>32148536The thing is icy wind gives -us- a speed boost.Well, an endurance boost, but an endurance boost is a speed boost, as you have a bigger sprint meter.
>>32148569It would also hamper all of her fire based attacks.And blind her.Hell they probably don't even know what ice and snow is.
>>32148558Either way, we're still not going to fight her.
>>32148558Recall that when S.Yellow got hit by water, he went for his gun and S.Red stopped him.They don't like water.
>>32148592>>32148569>>32148558That settles it.Let's fight her.Assert our Dominance!!!CeruDom is Go!!!
>>32148613NO!I DIDN'T SAY TO FIGHT!I just said the icy wind gave us an endurance bonus!I don't want to start shit!
>>32148610So they have x4 weakness to Water huh?Pure Fire with pseudo Dark?Let's do it, if only to flaunt our type advantage
>>32148613focus people, we have duties, reponsibilities, and a Lilac barely kept in check by Bruise and Sanna.
>>32148605>>32148628>replyingGod. Right after it's been pointed out. Yet you keep doing it.
>>32148628Learn to recognize a joke.I'm not seriously suggesting that.But I would be totally fine with it happening through other means/motivation.
>>32148613If the option of having some kind of duel/match comes up at some point, then sure. But there is no point in just randomly picking a fight when we don't need to, and when it's liable to get us killed (especially if they just forgo typing and pull out weapons).>>32148648yes, because people were starting to talk about it, and Prof is enough of a chucklehead he might do it just to screw with us.We're set for investigating the bonedock anyways, prof's probably just laughing at us while he writes.
>>32148667>being that retard who makes joke suggestions in quest threadsThat historically has never turned out well, ever.
>>32148645Lilac will be fine.Worst case secnario they assign a Rocket to handle her. Or let Agatha contain her.But she'll listen to Sanna. If only in our memory and thanks to us for getting her out.
>>32148679>If the option of having some kind of duel/match comes up at some point, then sure. But there is no point in just randomly picking a fight when we don't need toThat's really what I'm trying to point out.
>>32148679>yes, because people were starting to talk about it, and Prof is enough of a chucklehead he might do it just to screw with us.Don't be foolish. You're being jumpy and reactionary. You're needlessly defensive.
You point at the bone dock, to the far off worker going about their business alone and without aid. “I haven't seen one of them at the other islands, who are they?”Kurojo follows your point and you can feel him shudder with unease at seeing what you're referring to,”Ah. I do not know them except for shtories. Araraki from the Ararakian... Erm.. Dry, hot, sand.”“Desert?”He nods, “They are creepy peopre. They wear masks and show their faces to no one.”“Why the bones?” Marine pipes in, pointing to the strange port. There isn't a bit of wood in use for the whole thing. It's a relief at least that they're all monster bones, you think...“They do not bereive in kirring trees or prants. Araraki make everything from flesh and bone. Creepy peopre, we shourd not bother them.” Kurojo shudders and looks over to the Smolodhan as they deign to disappear into the city.“We can forrow them to the hunter prace.” You starts walking off, dismissing your curiosity,”Come Sheru, Marine.”> “I'd like to talk to them, they're not bad, right?”> “Alright, coming.”> “I'd rather ask about a ship home.”> (Other)
>>32148395Detour! Let's gather more intel.
>>32148725Actually, you pretty much have to argue these things down in quest threads or the QM will think it's an unopposed idea.which is why only stupid people or trolls try to make joke suggestions.
>>32148753>> “I'd like to talk to them, they're not bad, right?”
>>32148753>> “I'd like to talk to them, they're not bad, right?”obviously
>>32148753> “Alright, coming.”We found out who they are, and it's not terribly important that we delve further.Time is always limited, and getting dragged into a quest with them could prevent us from getting much time with the rangers.
>>32148753>> “Alright, coming.”
>>32148753>[X] “Alright, coming.”
>>32148753>> “Alright, coming.”>> "They're not bad, right?”Make smalltalk while we go to the shity.
>>32148758You lack long term memory. Prof always puts up a vote.>>32148753> “Alright, coming.”We can follow that plot point some other time.
>>32148753> “I'd like to talk to them, they're not bad, right?”curiosityyyyy
>>32148753>>32148845>> “Alright, coming.”>> "They're not bad, right?”>>32148857We can pester for more information while we walk.maybe find out some more at the ranger office.
>>32148753Before we get all judgy, remember that our culture takes monsters, often young ones, and grafts them onto children.
>>32148970building shit out of bones is cool.but why not plants?
>>32149012because they're from a desert? It's a pretty understandable taboo for a culture to develop.
>>32149057I don't really see that, but okay whatever.I mean the desert cultures I knew valued the shit out of using wood in building.
>>32148753> “Alright, coming.”
>>32149057Maybe their culture developed avoiding harming plants and THEN they moved to the desert so they'd be certain that they wouldn't harm them.They probably go and trade with other cultures for things they can't get in the desert.
>>32149092but now there's a surplus of alternative material to use while preserving the valuable plants.
>>32149172I think they'd much rather recycle it.
>>32149172Eh, that'd just lead to more wood usage, not less. A previously scarce resource is now available cheap-as-free.I don't mean to be a dick about this, just pointing these things out.
>>32149214>previously scarceplants are still rare, there's just something else they can use so that they don't need to use plants.
>>32149253But... we're literally in a jungle archipelago.It's the least scarce possible scenario for plants.
>>32149291Yeah, but desert cultures tend to use the wood they find. In cool buildings, and boats.I'm interested in hearing why they're using bones and not wood, but your explanations aren't really nailing it.They're probably plaaaantpeeeople.
>>32149265I meant in the desert. It's a possible culture to adopt, and even after they leave the desert, they maintain tradition.
>>32149310One thing you forget to actually take into account: poke-science. Poke-bones.
Maybe the reason they don't use plant matter is because to do otherwise would provoke the wrath of the Cacturne?
>>32149331Remembering poke-science is why I suggest plant people.>>32149342See, THIS is the kind of reason that makes sense.
>>32149342>>32149350Because just being a steward of the environment isn't good enough, it HAS to come down to coercion.probably, but still
>>32149407Stewards of the environment are almost always doing it for selfish reasons or out of fear of something. Whether a food-forest or a scary forest god.
>>32149452Or just plain desertification and drought
“Alright, coming.” You follow after him, grabbing Marine's hand in passing, she kept staring at the bone dock.She leans in beside you,”Hey, you don't think that they might be those things, do you?”“What things? What are you-”Marine gives you a worried look, an obvious tinge of fear pitter pattering in her heart.“No, they're from a desert. Those things,” you remember the monsters of the ship. The brutes that smashed Mana's head like a watermelon, the Esper that was sorting through living and dead bodies, the cruel whisper from its mind. You shudder. You don't want to ever meet THEM again. “Those are from the sea, we're safe here.”“Alright Ceru.” She smiles faintly, a little reassured. “Think we'll find a way home?”“We can only hope so.”The way through the city is met with many crowds. Workers, patrons, and merchants all going about their own business. Every now and then you see armed Kahkori, Smolodhan, and even Rynnians going about in tiny little coats of arms.Kurojo points out the difference between the rangers that kill monsters, and their civic guard. While the Rangers wear various monster's scale and hide, the civic guard typically wears leathers and metal with a fundamentally similar design. It's too bad that they can't just get uniforms from Silph... Heh. Silph. You kind of don't miss Silph, and Marine agrees with you.You do see an Araraki now and then, getting a closer look at them, you can see their strange gait through their robes, tails hanging low and upon their faces various masks composed of bone painted in varying shades and colors of blood and pigmentation. You can smell the blood and fat composing their strange masks. Strangely enough though, they aren't all necessarily in the shapes of skulls. It's almost as though in some parts, the carvings have been done in segments, or it's not bone at all and instead there's a porous with bone merely glued to it.
>>32149510>porous with bone merely glued to it.think they have those so that they don't smell rot 24/7?
>>32149550Treated bones don't smell like rot at all.
>>32149550And then I realize that they've got blood and fats on the bone, duh.In any case, it's still baked in there via hot sun and shit.
>>32149550I thought they were just cubones
>>32149638that doesn't explain the non-bone porous material.
>>32149638Cubones don't grow the skull helmets out of their heads.But yeah, these guys may be cubones. They could have scales, I guess.
You catch a hint of one of their eyes, finding it absolutely lizard-like with a floral green within the iris.Meeting your gaze, the Araraki tenses up, like a stantler caught in a flashlight. Its tail flicks and it shudders beneath its mask. There are few paints on this one you notice. The Araraki hisses briefly and darts past your curious stare, keeping its head low as it utters a string of... apologies?Kurojo raises his crest in alarm as the lizard sweeps past him, going ahead of the three of you.“What.. was that about?” Marine says as you stare on, bewildered at the strange person's departure.Kurojo shrugs, “Do not know. I am not an expert on everything.”“Why did it apologize?” You squint before looking at Kurojo with an innocent lean of your head, “They felt... embarrassed?”Kurojo scratches around his tusk, cocking his head to you, “What did you do, anyway?”“I just... well, I looked them in the eye.” This is all very confusing...The rest of the trip tailing the Smolodhans is uneventful aside from everything going on that must be a typical city's day. With the exception of you and Marine of course. The two of you get a lot of looks between your straight horn, white fur, and shaggy red hair(still running crisp from the Qapecu's fire); and Marine with her shell armor, rather humanoid, yet shiny blue skin, and long fluffy red tail to match her head fins.You can tell that you're not among races that frequent here. You might pass for a smolodhan, but Marine sticks out like a sore thumb. You hear mumbles from all around pertaining to you two.
>>32149889Man, the further we look, the less it seems like humans are anywhere.
Your arrival at the guild hall leaves you more than a bit speechless as you look up at the building. At first, you figure that the hall must be of Ararakian construction as the whole of it is framed by a massive monster's ribcage, yet then you see wood boardsusing the bones as a frame and rounding out to the rest of the building as though it's an up-side down ship. The main entrance has yet another monster's skull hoisted up as an awning and doorway, large wicked teeth swallowing the three of you whole as you enter the building, hustling and bustling with busy ferrines, Kahkoris in Civic Guard coats of arms leaning on the inside, drinking from skin flasks, and many hunters on the inside and out talking to each other in their own little cliques, and bands.From the looks of it, these people are much more free than the Rangers of Kanto. They're drinking something that smells strong, and even getting a bit rowdy now and then.From the get-go, you can see that each hunting race tends to stay with their own kind. A distinct separation of Kahkori, Smolodhan and Araraki.Kurojo freezes in place, breathing heavy and hard as you feel his embarrassment and anxiety radiate from him, the Araraki from earlier is here as well, looking equally nervous as they stand there, looking down at the ground.You don't quite get their sudden freeze, “Kurojo? Uhh, Jojo? Who do we talk to?”“I- I don't know.” He stutters, like an excited kid. It takes you a moment to realize- He's acting kind of like you were back when you were first recruited to the Rockets. It was so amazing that you didn't quite know how to behave.You take him by the hand, and Marine in the other, “Let's go look, okay?” He lets you lead him a little bit, “Okay.” He stifles a small nervous grin from his cheeks. It's actually kind of cute.
> Go and ask the Smolodhans from earlier who you should talk to.> Ask the Araraki standing there... They might need a little help too actually...> Look for the biggest guy in here and yell at him! So to speak, you'll ask quite kindly actually.> (Other)
>>32149889It kinda bugs me that we pass for Smoladhan. I wish we were cool and new and exotic as fuck. Also, I don't like being equated with those brutes.
>>32149978> Ask the Araraki standing there... They might need a little help too actually...Add him to our adventuring party, and then> Look for the biggest guy in here and yell at him! So to speak, you'll ask quite kindly actually.Hey mister, where do we go to sign up?
>>32149978>[x] Ask the Araraki standing there... They might need a little help too actually...These guys seem pretty based and unconfrontational.
>>32149984You don't pass for a smolodhan to a smolodhan that stares at you for more than a couple seconds if that makes you feel any better.Too soft to be a Smolodhan.It's typically the other races that'll confuse you, and yes, even Kahkori.
>>32149960>> (Other)Look for a counter or billboard, find places where paperwork is being processed and ask there.
>>32149978>[x] Ask the Araraki standing there... They might need a little help too actually...put that charm to use
>>32150030>MFW I just realized that Araraki culture means that they use skin as paper. >Fucking SKIN as paper.
>>32150056>ygg finds vellum strange
>>32149978>> Ask the Araraki standing there... They might need a little help too actually...We shall make new friend today!>>32149984We're already distinct with our white fur, straight horn, and of course, very modest personality.
>>32149984Uh...alright.>>32149978> Go and ask the Smolodhans from earlier who you should talk to.Well, let's go ahead and ask their leader.
>>32150056Leather posters, hammered in place with nails and printed in blood/ink?
>>32150056Skin actually makes REALLY GOOD paper. Assuming you use the right kind of skin.Human skin is not particularly good for making paper with.
>>32150068Alright, I knew of vellum, but I didn't remember that's what it is.>>32150085Pretty much.They'd stain the skins for art.>>32150119Pretty much what I thought of.>>32150131Good to know.
>>32149922...that's a depressing thought. There's all these races out there living freely, and humanity is holed in their domes, slowly dying out.Jesus christ. There's no fucking win condition here unless we learn to coexist with the monsters. >>32149978>Talk to someone behind the counter
>>32149922Kinda makes you wonder just what the hell happened in the past that forces people into Domes while there all of these sapient species that can just live out in the open and BARELY give a fuck.
>>32150226>slowly dying outWe haven't actually seen any signs of that, though.
>>32150226>Empathizing with Humans still>Having loyalty to a race that you're barely even a part of anymore>Being a plebThe people we're associating with now are more our speed, Ceru will probably realize that when she finally gets back to the dome.
>>32150249Didn't Prof mention domes collapsing during the years?
>>32150267Go breed with your Narga waifu, race traitor.>>32150249Figured it was implied. If humanity has been reduced to domes, it's pretty much a red flag for "you're fucked."
>>32150226>no win conditionMake like Civilization and go for a warmonger victory.Burn the forests down! Destroy ecosystems! Slaughter all monsters! Like this would work and probably hasn't been tried before.
>>32150249We are a species that has NEVER been seen before. All across this island chain, which cant be THAT far from Kanto, none has ever seen a human. Think on that.
>>32150296>Figured it was implied. If humanity has been reduced to domes, it's pretty much a red flag for "you're fucked."Not necessarily.We're actually doing better than the other tribes, given we've got a larger and safer living area. Our rangers also freely travel between areas on missions.
>>32150267>Implying we will ever go back.>Implying we wont bring the destruction of the dome with us, and therefore will be rejected. I kinda like it better out here anyway.
>>32150317Because the domes are hidden and our rangers' travel routes just don't align with theirs most of the time.
I am almost certain we're heading south towards australia.
>>32150317Humans exist across several regions.Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, Unova, not-France, wherever the hell Colosseum and Pokemon Ranger exist.
>>32150336Ugggh, I just imagined what it would be like to finally return to the dome just as Moltres or some shit is finishing eradicating the place.Pls Ygg no.
>>32150360>Exist across several regions.>Hidden behind failing defenses and paranoid as fuck about the outside world.>Insta-gibbed by EVERYTHING, especially bullshit espers.Yeah nah Humanity is dying, slowly but surely.
>>32150368>MoltresI'm sure the pewters have some stealth rocks, it's fucked.[smogoning intensifies]
>>32150355>implying Kanto isn't the Pokemon version of AustraliaHave you SEEN how many poison types there are in Kanto?
>>32150455Kanto is the pokemon version of japan.It's a japanese region.Geographically, we are heading australiawise.
>>32150407Our defenses aren't failing and the implication for our dome's lack of rules against espers is that it has something to do with our government. That is to say, while the Hoenn Dome's issues can be summed up as being Team Magma versus Team Aqua, ours is that we're living under the control of some sort of cabal.
>>32150477>All of that DOOM and PROPHECY shit that was everywhere in the dreams during the first few thread, about the dome getting asploded and everyone dying a horrible death.>Zapdos fucking up the powergrid forcing everyone to not have power because the Repel Grid HAD to stay up or else everyone was completely fucked. >Secrets, cloak and daggers, and esper bullshit everywhere, in a society more controlled than North Korea. Yeah nah the domes are literally Hell on earth and humanity is dying.
You pull ahead as Kurojo lets you drag him along and suddenly veer over to the Araraki with a mischievous smile. You feel him tug, but you tug harder, and even though the lizard draws back, you smile at them plainly, relinquishing your grip from Marine while holding onto Kurojo.“Ahoy thar matey, I see'n you be look'n fer th' cap'n o' this here ship.” You say in your swarthy acquired dialect, and you feel as though the monster wants to laugh, but instead it draws away from you, not making eye contact.“No trouble, p-please. We means no tr-trouble.” It whispers out with a serpentine voice, clearly feminine to your ears.“Are y' a lass too? Aha! Tha's good, we're look'n fer th' head o' this ship. Ye want'n ta join our crew?”Kurojo gives you a soft jab in the ribs, forcing an eep out of you as you relinquish him. He got you in a ticklish spot, you blush.“Sheru,” he speaks in your tongue,”We do not need to herp them, we make no promises.”The Araraki girl seems confused at the foreign dialogue, as you reply to Kurojo, “She looks lost, just like we do. I want to help her, is there a problem with that?”“Yeah, you got a problem with her or something?” Marine jumps on his case too. The four of you get some stares from the less rowdy rangers in the place.Kurojo shys away, “Eh, it's not customary to...” He begins to try to make an excuse, but quickly gives up, on that one, “We don't even...” He looks into your eyes as you stare his down, catching the unseen words.“Uhm, We sorry. Mean no trouble. We leave now.” The Araraki turns to leave just as quickly from whence she came. You can feel her nervousness and embarrassment radiate off of her along with a certain amount of sadness that Kurojo seems wary to pick up on.> Let the Araraki go, even if you never see her again.> Make her stop, convince her to join you. (Charm+ extra points for Seaworthy dialogue!)> Berate Kurojo about this.> (Other)
>>32147743Hey Professor.How was your break, anyway? Good I hope.Nice to have you back. Sorry I'm a bit late to the party.
>>32150651> Make her stop, convince her to join you. (Charm+ extra points for Seaworthy dialogue!)Awesome Cubone mon friend is a fucking go.
>>32150651we don't need to convince her to join us.But we should ask her why she's apologizing.
>>32150651> Let the Araraki go, even if you never see her again.We've got better things to do than chase after lizard girls. I see your plot hook and I ignore it.
>>32150651>> Make her stop, convince her to join you. (Charm+ extra points for Seaworthy dialogue!)fourth party member, I guess.
>>32150651>> Make her stop, convince her to join you. (Charm+ extra points for Seaworthy dialogue!)
>>32150673Ironically enough, it ended up being the time that I had to pick up an injured co-worker's hours.Still working on that thing I said I was. And one other thing for this quest.
>>32150651> Make her stop, convince her to join you. (Charm+ extra points for Seaworthy dialogue!)So why didn't we open up with asking her a question? And skipping directly to asking her to join us? Not that I'm opposed to getting to know a new character, Prof, but it didn't really flow that well in the narrative.
>>32150721>And one other thing for this quest.What is it
>>32150651>[x] Make her stop, convince her to join you. (Charm+ extra points for Seaworthy dialogue!)>[x] Berate Kurojo about this.We can berate Kurojo after.
>>32150728“Ahoy thar matey, I see'n you be look'n fer th' cap'n o' this here ship.”It was less of a question, more of a statement, but it was addressing the same thing.Ceru's also got that freaky-deeky aura sense thing, and it was pretty obvious what the lizard was there for.The real reason it didn't flow properly is that the Araraki girl isn't quite into the common tongue.
>>32150651> Make her stop, convince her to join you. (Charm+ extra points for Seaworthy dialogue!)>extra points for Seaworthy dialogue!I know this is just fishing for 'inspiration' for writing that fucking dialect because it's hard, and I wold help if I could, but all I can send is my sympathy
>>32150651Ask the lassie why she's apologizing like a landlubber.Or something.
>>32150808>>32150696Ohhh... I just got what you were getting at here. Gonna change my vote to Let Her Go to:>> Make her stop, convince her to join you. >"Aye, hold up there Lass! I be Captain Cerulean, and this be me loyal crew. First Mate Kurojo, and me wench Marine. >Seems you be looking for the same person we... be. Wanna come along?"
>>32150808What does she speak?Araraki? Kahkori?human?
>>32150890We're not pretending to be a crew of seafarers.And Marine is not a wench. You take that back.
>>32150721Aw man, that's some shit luck then.Sorry to hear man. Hope you at least slept reasonable hours.
>>32150651> Make her stop, convince her to join you. (Charm+ extra points for Seaworthy dialogue!)"Now hol' on their, lass, There be no need ta be so lilly-livered around me, I just saw tha' y' looked as lost and scared as a pup, so I just wanted ta help ye, since we both don't exactly fit in around here."
>>32150651Prof, what's the Charm or Tenacity on the Araraki anyway? Would this situation count as an auto-succeed?
>>32150902Nobody around here speaks human. Everybody speaks a "common" language, though.She probably speaks Araraki and common, but not very much of it.
>>32150651>[x] Make her stop, convince her to join you. (Charm+ extra points for Seaworthy dialogue!)we are nothing if but nice
>Recruit that Lizard!(even if only temporarily!)>Speak like a pirate!>Autosuccess!>Writan.
>>32150651I imagine these things look like Kaleesh from star wars.
>>32151019yeah. we're not looking for a permanent party member.Just, you know, want to find the guy in charge with them. Maybe encourage them a bit.
>>32151045meh safety in numbersand Ceru needs to practice her alchemyshe turns strangers into friends!
Yay friendship with lizard people!I wanna see us just increase our Charm stat until we basically hug people into submission, single-handedly creating peace between humanity and non-humans with our cuddly seal body....Also...Smut time! http://pastebin.com/WMZwx55B
>>32151084Took your sweet time on it. Kidding. Appreciate it.
>>32151019>Charm is actually handyNice.Make sure to talk about how sparklingly beautiful our eyes are.
>>32151019>>32151019Srsly dont ever stop speaking like a pirate. EVER it is too good to give up.
>>32151261note the DXQ before hand, as in the fic is about characters from that quest.
cliche and old as hellbut I can't help ithttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLMJpHihykI
>>32151261>DXQ, Captain/Seven>DXQThat's for Double Cross Quest, anon. Now that I've got Ceru/Lilac wrapped up, I'll probably write another for DXQ.>>32151287...now I'm imagining that Lilac laughs like Beavis and Butthead.
>>32151084Wonderful.Now if only we can get that belly rub and/or bird bath fic from the gypsy done...
>>32151307Has anyone drawn pirate ceru yet?
>>32151348>inb4 we get another pragnant ceru, but wearing a pirate hat
>>32151307here is another good onehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1l7N-WLa3Q
You give Kurojo a quick huff and walk after the lizard, almost hopping on your heels as you try to keep pace with her. Kurojo clucks his tongue after you, making irritated Kahkori sounds.“Oi, now hol' on there lass, there be no need ta be so lilly-livered 'round me. I jus' saw tha' y' be look'n round for the same person, I jus' wanted ta help.” You call after the lizard, trying to sound decisively less swarthy. At the very least, it gets her to stop and listen, allowing you to catch up. You begin to reach out for her leather robes, worn in effective tatters sewn together.She turns around, suddenly, hissing lightly as she retracts from your touch, quickly muttering hasty apologies in yet another foreign language.“We sorry. Very sorry. Much rude to, yes... Ah, please no touch.” She withdraws a little more. Bowing her head, and avoiding getting caught up in the effective sparkle of your eyes. “We... Ah. We look guild person.”“Ye want'n to be a ranger?” You ask, with the word you've come to know it for.She bows her head further somehow, still backing away a bit,”Yes. We not know help need. Should ask, yes? Sorry not ask.” She shudders beneath her leather robes.“Oi, Oi. It be aright.” You begin to reach out for her again, yet retract your hand, thinking better on it. You instead fold your hand behind your back swinging your body back and forth as you rock on your feet. “Come on o'er, I be will'n ta help ya out!”You turn around and beckon the Araraki after you. You don't commit to look, fearing that it'll drive her off, but she does follow a few paces after you, still avoiding eye contact.When you're back before Marine and Kurojo, you find Marine's grabbed the bird by the tusks, “What Ceru says, goes. Why you gonna be all mean like that anyway? Huh Kurojo?”
>>32149922"Humans" might not be, but people certainly are.
>>32151517And Marine further reinforcing my theory that she's our Sayaka.Fish powers and all.
>>32151517Oh lay off the guy marine, I'm sure there's a perfectly good explanation for why he was acting that way we'll stumble upon like a landmine.now, TO THE GUY IN CHARGE!We need to ask directions.
The bird sweats bullets as he refuses retaliation, knowing that he's in the wrong in some way, especially when you look at him. The Araraki behind you turns to leave again and you call back to her,”Oi, It be fine. This dispute don't be yer fault lass. It be me crew's knucklehead.”Kurojo averts his gaze, wresting his tusk free from marine's grip, to cross his arms and look away,”I know who we should talk to.” He speaks in common to spite Marine.“And who would that be?”Kurojo seems a bit nervous overall, suddenly swallowing a knot down, “One of the Guild leaders can recognize us as rangers.” His eyes shift towards one of the tables,”We know one already.” He's looking at the Red Smolodhan you met on the ship.“I wondered why Smolodhan were allowed on the island... He had authority.”Kurojo doesn't seem to be too happy, the memory of the dead tropius still in your mind, slayed by the bloodthirsty gunner in his troupe.> "Let's look for another one..."> "Well, he's already seen us fight then... Maybe it'll go well?"> (Other)
>>32151559> "Well, he's already seen us fight then... Maybe it'll go well?"Not holding out hope of course.
>>32151517>Kurojo clucks his tongue after you, making irritated Kahkori sounds.*angry kahkori noises*> "Well, he's already seen us fight then... Maybe it'll go well?"Worth a shot, I don't think a pseudo-smolodhan with pirate-speak is gonna make for respectful first-impressions
>>32151559>> (Other)Why did we need to be recognized as rangers again? To pay off the boat fare?Because otherwise, we're just after directions.
>>32151559> "Well, he's already seen us fight then... Maybe it'll go well?"No reason why we shouldn't try him first.
>>32150407I'd say we first need to check to see what the average life expectancy for these guys are, and if there's more or less danger of disease/starvation?
>>32151559>> (Other)So walking around in Narga gear isn't enough proof? Isn't rather wasteful to fit a whole person if they can't actually fight?> "Well, he's already seen us fight then... Maybe it'll go well?"may as well try.
>>32151559>> "Well, he's already seen us fight then... Maybe it'll go well?"Did we even talk to Red? It seemed like he was fairly dont-give-a-fuck, not like Yellow. We should let Kurojo take the lead in talking to him. He knows the customs, and Red saw him fight. We got knocked off the ship, so we should play it cool and try not to look like a newb. Marine needs to not talk for a little while.
>>32151559> "Well, he's already seen us fight then... Maybe it'll go well?"Charm that fucker.
>>32151559I don't think we should go to the smolodhan. the one time he has seen us fight we didn't exactly do too well.
>>32151559> "Let's look for another one..."
>>32151767That's a good point, we did kind of get knocked into the sea.
>>32151559>[x] "Well, he's already seen us fight then... Maybe it'll go well?">Maybe it'll go well?"kekthank goodness for charm bonus
>>32151559> "Let's look for another one..."Yeah nah fuck this guy.
>>32151845We could argue that we stood our ground, fired, and took the tail smack to stop the first water laser from going through and hitting the ship.Then again, the hunting ship WANTED to fight a Plesioth. The ship probably would have been fine; water laser prevented by us, someone else, or not.
>>32151084>mfw this will never be canon
>>32152039we could always make it go that way. You know if we really wanted too.
With a swallow the three... four of you, with the Araraki tailing a few paces behind, you approach the Red-armored Smolodhan, entering into the Smolodhan area, garnering looks from every single Ranger in their little quarter. Many of the looks to you and marine are curious and predatory, you can feel the hunger dripping off of the powerful, well-built felines.It's actually hard to move forward at a point, especially with the Araraki at your rear. Kurojo is pushed forward by you, and bears the scrutiny of the brutish stares.Chatter picks up about you lot and you hear cat calls from the older hunters, “A Kahkori and a Smolodhan? Maybe she'll hit me up for a ride?”“Nah, I bet she's got a thing fer feathers.”“Why's her horn straight? A Mono-horned Smolder?”“Hey look, they got one ah' them freaks following them!”You begin to feel repressed by their insults, shaking slightly as you stride forward, the Araraki, gets closer to the three of you, fear dripping off of her as she strings together apology after apology in her tongue.Marine's the lucky one. She doesn't understand all the Smolodhans asking what she is, calling her a freak, and whatever else have you that's lost in translation.As you near the table of the Red one, the Yellow one gets up to start trouble, uncontested by Green, or the Red one himself as he effectively ignores everything else around him.“Ah, the little white Smolder and her Kahkori #$&%#$ come to us Smolodhans?” Some of the other voices quiet down to watch the turnout now that they've seen your destination.Some still utter calls however, egging on the situation
>>32152064You...understand just WHY he said it won't ever be canon, right?
>>32152104>Maybe she'll hit me up for a ride?Smolodhans confirmed for being pedos.
“Scrape their hides rookie!”“Bake their bones, make that lizard bitch squeal!”“Something smells like fish...”The Yellow Smolodhan rubs his leather gloves together, the red spots arcing electricity, “Sorry,” He sneers, “You just look a little lost. I'll show you the way out.” He snorts flame and the Araraki moves to bolt, only for Marine to grab her by the tail.“Yer not leaving. Not backing out on us.” Marine talks, getting a quick translation from Kurojo as the Araraki digs her claws into the wooden floor, visibly shaking.The words do a little to calm her, as Kurojo tacks on a few more.Red drinks from a mug, ignoring absolutely everything as though it doesn't even matter.Yellow smiles, clearly amused and drunk, “The lizard has the right idea.”Kurojo stands steadfast with you and Marine at his side, yet no words are coming out... This may have been a bad idea.> Nudge Kurojo along, he needs to man up.> Talk to Red past Yellow. You don't need to give him any attention.> Threaten Yellow with violence. You'll make him move if need be.> (Other)
>>32152107nope, explain it to me.
> Threaten Yellow with violence. You'll make him move if need be.
>>32152137> Nudge Kurojo along, he needs to man up.What's this? Are we asking Kurojo to move ahead?
>>32152137>Talk to Red past Yellow. You don't need to give him any attention.
>>32151084Pokemon don't have genitals, furfag
>>32152171Then yeah, my vote goes to it.
>>32152137> Threaten Yellow with violence. You'll make him move if need be.Use Nasty Plot to make it sound like we definitely mean it.
>>32152169Red is ignoring us because he doesnt respect us. There a reason why its yellow nudging us out. He is Red's flunkie.You want Red's attention, beat the shit out of his flunkie.> Threaten Yellow with violence. You'll make him move if need be.
>>32152039>After 60 threads, we finally make it back to the Dome.>It's been years. We're hardly recognizable as the little girl who left so long ago.>She's standing there, waiting for us.>We meet her eyes for a moment, then step over the threshold and into her arms.>"Tadaima.">>32152137> Talk to Red past Yellow. You don't need to give him any attention.Fuck that guy. Goddamn race of assholes.
>>32152137>[x] Talk to Red past Yellow. You don't need to give him any attention.don't sweat the small stuff
>>32152137> Nudge Kurojo along, he needs to man up.If he starts faltering, try to calm him down. Maybe a hand squeeze or back pat to reassure him.
>>32152137>[x] Talk to Red past Yellow. You don't need to give him any attention.>-[x] Be prepared for violence anyway. He is the type to attack us for ignoring him. Put him down hard when he does so.
>>32152230He's drunk and is less restrained than Green and Red, so that's a possibility. But I don't think he'll lunge at us suddenly. He's just being caustic.
>>32152137> Talk to Red past Yellow. You don't need to give him any attention.>Oi Red, how do we become official rangers?>Grow up.>Oh, so yellow isn't actually a ranger yet?
>>32152137> Talk to Red past Yellow. You don't need to give him any attention.
I miss lilac, bruise, goldie, and devon
>>32152275>>32152230something along these lines, I guess.
>>32152322>Alrighty then.Every time you say that bad things happen.
>>32152290I really miss Devon. He was the best.Absolutely can't wait to get back to the dome.
>>32152330It was a bad idea to talk to Red in the first place. Problem is, we have few other options.
>>32152342I say we have a party of the ages,that will include a Giovanni in a speedo
>>32152386when we get back
With all of the Smolodhans bearing witness you turn your head from the Yellow Smolodhan to the Red one. You get a sudden surge of animosity from Yellow. “Hey, where y' look'n you little-”“Ahoy thar cap'n me mate Kurojo an' I be look'n fer 'mittance to yer crew an' information 'respective. Be mos' grateful if'n ye did. “ You say with a mark amount of courtesy amidst the foul language of the background chatter filling your ears.It's soon replaced by resounding laughter from the closer Smolders. You feel something bad coming your way, a turn back to Yellow shows a crackling fist flying for your face!> Dodge!> Counter blow!> Catch it!> (other)
>>32152137>> Talk to Red past Yellow. You don't need to give him any attention.We'd like to join up with the folk here for the time being, to earn some money to sail around.Also, we'd like directions. If any of you happened to see a giant, half invisible, dome.
>>32152411> Dodge!It's electric.
> Counter blow!Called it.
>>32152411> Counter blow!Parry it with an arm thrust (ninja training) then just hit him with a water gun from our mouth.
>>32152411> Counter blow!
>>32152411>Dodge!as nonchalantly as possible.
>>32152411>> Dodge!activate Icy Wind"You best chill that fire in yer eye, lad."
>>32152411> Dodge!Get back, earn some space between us.Then start spritzing him with water and running.Repeat until such time as it is clear you have achieved troll victory.
>>32152411> Counter blow!Definitely don't catch it. If he's got electrified gloves. And fighting back will be... they like fighting. If we fight, they might respect us a little more.Sha-shaa pocket sand!
>>32152425Is he electric? That was just his weapon, wasn't it?>>32152411>Use Detect> Counter blow!Well, we're totally justified in retaliating a bit here. Can we activate Detect now so we can dodge and blast him with Water Gun?
>>32152411> Counter blow!use Detect, Nasty Plot, and then Water gun
>>32152411>>32152460>>32152466> (other)> Counter blow!Just in case he's got an electric glove, use Detect to evade him easily, then a Water Gun to blast him onto his back.>>32152482Water Gun is a physical move, I think. Nasty Plot won't help.
>>32152411> Dodge!These things are Devon:The Race. Seconding >>32152466 Detect.
>>32152411Definitely don't want to touch his gloves. If we can counter blow without touching his gloves, than do that, if not, dodge.
>>32152411>> Dodge!Is Counter Blow like, taking the hit and then attacking back?Either way, we're gonna Water Gun his shit.
>>32152466I've been trying to note it over and over.He's wearing goddamn pikachu leather.>You can use detect for this (20%) Stamina>Y/NAnd proceed for counter-blow.
>>32152487>Water Gun is a physical move, I think. Nasty Plot won't help.Water Gun is a special move. Nasty Plot boosts it.
>>32152411And yep these guys are complete dicks. Total dicks.> Counter blow!
>>32152487well, it is technically categorized as special.
>>32152503That would be a CROSSU COUNTAH!
>>32152511Yes! Prick deserves it.
Have we ever tried freezing water after we spray it on someone? Around the joints, say, specifically? For the purposes of immobilization?
>>32152519Ah, I was thinking of Ice Shard then.>>32152511YesAnd Water Gun makes more sense now since we don't have to touch him to hit him with it. I wonder if dousing him with water will have any... negative effects on him due to his armor.
>>32152540well, he appears to be part fire, so Ice isn't effective
>>32152511Njust Icy Wind
>>32152511Yes.He should be somewhat fast, powerful, and somewhat experienced.
>>32152556He is fire type, Icy wind is not very effective at all
>>32152511Is Counter Blow a cross counter? Because we are 100% likely to come out worse from that.I would prefer to dodge if that is the case.
>>32152572isn't pikachu/electric weak to ice?besides, it's not about typing effectivesness, just making a less agressive counter
>>32152595He already said it's not >>32152530
>>32152511>>32152595We're doing Water Gun, right?
>>32152597no, elec has one weakness: ground.
>>32152597If we aren't aggressive in our counter, we will be seen as weaker. We have to be seen as strong
>>32152614I think we're doing a cross counter with water gun.well, more water-directly-in-your-nose technique.
>>32152630>>32152614This is something we should note against fire types, or just about anyone with lungs.We have a thing that shoots water out by the gallon.Other folks have bitey mouths they ALWAYS have open.Just sort of... smother them for a second. With water. Shot directly into their nose which they cannot close. Drowning, as it w
>>32152645>Drowning, as it wAnon is kill
>>32152645Shooting high powered water up someone's nose sounds like a brutal technique.
>>32152679At its current rank, it's like a hard punch, right?
Rolled 14 + 16>>32152597Not even. Electric is only really weak to Ground.>>32152614Seems to be the most popular, so yes.YellowTen +7Smolderoma Combat +3Pikachu Leather gloves +3SUPER EFFECTIVE+3DETECTED! AUTO AVOIDANCEBlow forcefully dodged.Water gun+6SUPER EFFECTIVE +6Ing +5R+2+19
>>32152689A punch good enough to knock someone flat on their ass.
>>32152696What about +2 Aura Combat?
>>32152701>>32152689so, water gun to the nose would be a pretty certain coup-de-gras.It would at least render their sinuses waterlogged, if not their lungs and stomach too.
>>32152696Roll is to check on crit.
Rolled 18 + 19>>32152696We rollan?
Rolled 5 + 21>>32152696roll?Aura Combat?
Rolled 3 + 19>>32152696git rekt
Rolled 14 + 19>>32152696elite?
>>32152661The best part is, with lockon, we can hit targets as small as a nose.
Rolled 13 + 19>>32152696RIGHT UP THE NOSE
Rolled 4 + 19>>32152696
>>32152696Man, this guy is actually kind of a scrub
>>32152709Ah, aye. +21. Ceru would've had a pretty clear combat advantage even without
>>32152740well, he -is- the guy wearing armor made of electric rats.As opposed to electric dragons.
Rolled 13 + 21>>32152696proper mods
>>32152754>As opposed to electric dragons.I do have Zinogre gear in mind for him when he gets out of diapers.
Rolled 13 + 21>>32152696Roll.
>>32152696>Water gun+6Where's the 6 coming from? I thought we had rank 4?
Rolled 11 + 21>>32152748well shit
Rolled 10 + 21>>32152696>Smolderoma CombatThat's a hilarious name.
Rolled 19 + 21>>32152696>SmolderomaSo that's their real name.Are you going to take the +19 ones, though?
Rolled 6 + 21>>32152696
Rolled 2 + 21>>32152804he usually does since he is the one who screwed up.
>>32152804Prof usually counts rolls made before a correction.
>>32152789ouch, I mistook it for Icy Wind. That's what I get for relying purely on memory. You guys almost never use just water gun, completely forgot.
>>32152853So what's the real water gun bonus?
>>32152853We need to put more ranks in water gun so our icicle guns shoot harder.
>>32152869Putting ranks into Ice Shard would do the same thing for cheaper.
>>32152862Er, +4 anon. It's... it's really easy to check up on that.>>32152696So hey, Prof. I assume this guy isn't really all that drunk? Considering he doesn't seem to have any penalties to being inebriated.
>>32152877No, I think this was discussed once; Water Gun is what strengthens the propulsion.I assume upgrading Ice Shard would just make it harder. Sharper. Better at penetration and not as easy to break.
>>32152879He's definitely buzzed, and reeks of the stuff.They didn't get here all that long before your group after all.
>>32152877These methods all stack, anon.And that determines the integrity of the bullet, not the strength of propulsion.
>>32152900Rank 10 Water gunRank 10 Icicle Shards>Icicle CANNON.
>>32152893No, I mean, drunk enough to effect his mind, sure, but not significantly enough to start hindering his motor control?
>>32152900>>32152892As far as pure dice mechanics goes, both Water Gun and Ice Shard give +0.5 per level. IS is lower leveled currently, so it would make Icicle Gun better for cheaper.
>>32152912>not GLACIER cannon
>>32152912And if we add in Vacuum Wave?>Armor Piercing Icicle CannonIt's fun coming up with names for these things. So anime.
>>32152912By the time we get it to Rank 10, I assume our Freezer Array will have matured enough to net at least a +3 to Ice moves.So Rank 13 Ice Shard.>Impaling monsters with telephone poles made of ice.
>>32152934Ah, okay. You mean in current cost effectiveness.Though, if it were just me, I'd probably get water gun up to an extremely high level before really hybridizing into icicle gun. I cannot resist force attacks.
>>32152949We won't be big enough for telephone poles.We'll be shooting rods. Pencil thin, superhard, and fast enough to crack the air. Bang bang.
>>32152990So we become Jin?Cool.
>>32152990>Pencil thinThicker than that. The water jet is at least as big around as a Ritz cracker
>>32153013I'm assuming water conversion is in effect.If we're in a pool of water, or have mystic water, the game changes.
Your senses strain themselves to the limit as you move quickly to dodge the blow narrowly, feeling the electricity crackle onto your fur, making it rise at the built up static making its presence known.He takes a step him to him his body into you, and you reply with an upward angled water gun, smashing his chin upward, and yielding an angry yowl as his head cocks back, forcing him away, as Kurojo suddenly positions himself between the two of you, eying the cat warily.The Yellow-clad Smolodhan spits a napalm loogie at Kurojo's feet,” Your bitch. Take responsibility.”There's chatter among the other Smolodhans,”Did you see that?” “Water? What did she kill for that?” “A hidden weapon?”It seems you're drawing unwanted attention...A group of larger Smolodhans in their own armors step up,”Where are the two of you from?” They snort at you and Marine.”Green eyes the whole display, chuckling quietly at the whole turnout. Like Red, she seems to have a mighty passive disposition when not directly involved. In any case, the question's arrisen again.“Where are you from?” They ask again, closing in on you, the bulk of their mighty bodies and burnished armor makes you quickly back down.“The hell do I care where they're from?!” Yellow erupts, roaring at the others, and smashing one of the bigger ones in the face with his tazer gloves. “She's sullied my fur!” The shock sends the receiver reeling, the others back off, not out of fear, but respect.“Your fight, rookie.”You feel uneasily hot in this whole mess. You've drawn much more attention at this point.The Araraki is still trying to get away... You could use her as a distraction to get out of here... But that would be mean.Yellow spits again, a normal loogie this time,”Step up, the bitch or her bird!”
>>32153073Let the lizard go. This aint her problem.Also, we should probably tell him we'll beat him in a spitting contest any day, if that's the way he wants this to go down.
>Stamina 80%> It's your fight... You need to answer for respect.> Let Kurojo do it, he's just as insulted.> Withdraw, you can't keep drawing this much attention, you don't know what it'll do.> Let the Araraki run, and use the diversion to scramble yourself.> (Other)
>>32153073>It seems you're drawing unwanted attention...Like that wasn't happening before
>>32153119>[x] It's your fight... You need to answer for respect.
>>32153119>[x] It's your fight... You need to answer for respect.it will be good outlet and yellow fellow needs a lesson in karma (he shot our tropius)
>>32153119>> (Other)I still say we show him up at spitting. He opened the doors of spitting, so we are completely free to do a huge amount of mouth water gun.
>>32153119Right here? Is there actually enough space? What's the area like anyway?> It's your fight... You need to answer for respect.
>>32153119> It's your fight... You need to answer for respect.Might as well go the full mile. The goddamn Smolodhans have been looking down at us ever since we've met them, show them we're not some "baby" and the fruits of our Ranger/Rocket training!
>>32153119>> It's your fight... You need to answer for respect."I guess you don't wanna take this fight, Marine?"
>>32153119> It's your fight... You need to answer for respect.Use Nasty Plot and Snarl, then get into traditional Rocket sparring pose.
>>32153119> It's your fight... You need to answer for respect.Kill yellow. THAT will gain their fucking attention.
>>32153173Snarl may not be recommended, if Smolodhans are evil types.
>>32153119>>[x] It's your fight... You need to answer for respect.
>>32153119>[X] It's your fight... You need to answer for respect.It's a bad matchup for both parties, but I think we have an advantage at the end of the day.
>>32153184Lets not kill. How about we just wail on him?
>>32153199>>32153195How about we just repeatedly water the fuck out of his face?
>>32153184we already have their attention.don't get extra blood thirsty because the runt of the litter is anxious to prove himself in the most ass way possible.
>>32153191well, If he is an evil type, we do have Vacuum wave.
>>32153215Water Gun is definitely recommended here, yes.>>32153218...learn to ignore him, anon. God.
>>32153215I don't think he can handle three Water Guns primed to blast his shit away.Plus, we've got Lock-On so he can't dodge as easily, if at all.
>>32153231Lock-on takes one turn to use and we have to stand still. Not advisable
>>32153231>>32153259yeah, we'll be playing run-away water-face.Also, turning on icy wind for a few turns until the water starts freezing.
>>32153280He's fire type, It is not very effective, so it'll waste Stamina. also, it will attract more attention to us.
>>32153280We probably shouldn't use that in a room full of Smolders. I mean, if we break out ice, we're gonna get even more questions.
>>32153312I don't mind questions, really.Because they'll be all "Where do you folks come from?"and we'll be all"Actually that is a very good question and why we came here, we're very lost. We come from a giant dome. Do any of you know of it?"
>>32153280No ice. Dont need to give them a full scoop on our abilites, and its NVE anyways, total waste of time in a situation where we need to finish the fight as fast as possible.
>>32153119So. Would it be possible to combine our Water Gun with our Fuchsia CQC training? Attack with palm thrusts and shoot Water Gun just before contact? Kung fu action, dawg.
>>32153319that is a bad idea. especially with extremely hostile assholes like these guys.
>>32153319And then they'll ask even more and bigger questions.Just say "A strange city, far, far away."
>>32153337Fuchsia training is really stealthy too, remember.So we can pull the "shh, shh" technique where we put our hands over their face until they drown/pass out.
>>32153312Come to think of it, we're pretty much the Anti-Smolodhan. They're fiery and aggressive, with dark fur and two horns, while Ceru is icy and kind, with white fur and a single horn.Smolodhan x Sealcat when?
>>32153319>Do any of you know of it>"Oh, you mean the invisible dome? Sure. Yeah. It's right over there."The dome has the same effect as when we turn on our repel gear to full power. It diverts attention away from itself. For example, even if we're visibly seen, bringing it to max power confuses the senses.
>>32153363Hopefully, there's at least a ghost story about giant domes.
>>32153351Yellow's too much of a bitch, Green's /u/, and as for Red, I don't think Ceru likes older men.
>>32153363Also, what happens if we turn on repel-tech to max mid fight?
>>32153382They wouldn't even call it a dome. They'd only see a giant glass wall, actually, if we consider what Ni'Rena said.
>>32153390well, can we at least tell them we come from a big glass city?
>>32153389They don't see us. Wild animals won't know where we are.>Low: Go unnoticed by monsters as you pass by them without getting too close or crossing vision.(Monsters with poor sight may not see)>Medium: Same as above with the caveat that you can cross their vision. If they become alarmed and look for you, they'll see.>High: You won't be noticed even if you cross their vision. Alarmed monsters won't be able to see you even if they know that you're there. Some monsters may start to feel the urge to leave if you come into close proximity.
>>32153413Sounds like exactly the sort of thing to exploit if we need an out of this fight more desperately than we need to keep secrets.
>>32153421Nah. We don't want to use up one of our voltorbs just for this fight. Be conservative.
>>32153432If they recharge, and last a period of minutes or even hours at high power, I propose we start using this shit more often.I remember they recharge, vaguely.
>>32153411I'd rather not. We should be asking about notable natural features, like unique indigenous monsters, Cinnabar Volcano, and Mt. Silver, to see if we're even heading towards the right landmass.
>>32153447Yes, they do recharge, but there's no need to use it here.>>32153455Better.
You pull Kurojo back, feeling angrier than you can honestly help as you spit water down at his smoldering loogie.“Ah'll take ye on matey. Been look'n t' tan yer sorry hide since I met ye” You say with the straightest face possible and the Smolodhan part of the hall goes up in laughter again.Yellow throws his head back to bellow out his amusement.With your tenacity, you hold off the low-brow attack, balling your fists up before calmly relaxing your hands and taking the traditional stance of the Fuschia gym. Right foot pointed forward, left foot planted firm so that you can switch out of the way. Hands open and claws extended wrapped in their biting chill.The other Smolodhans and Kurojo move out of the way, shoving tables to give the two of you an arena. Marine follows after them, with the fearful lizard finally getting tired of her futile struggle from Marine's iron-like grip.Red watches from the side, standing now, and still sipping at his frothy mug, bearing witness to the combat. For the first time, you hear him raise his voice, ushering silence from the entere Smolodhon side of the room, “Bear witness, the young Juraik will fight the outsider. Loser leaves the hall.” He slams his mug down. “In ashes, shreds, or limp.” He says with an almost growl into a sadistic, throaty purr.He reminds you of Boss.
Green hoists up her large blade and lets the pommel drop into the floor, shaking the hall. “Vi-Smokhan Akabaron has spoken. The slaughter continues until one does not move!”Have... Have you just entered into a death match? There's really no need to kill, right? But they just said that you can... That's not...Juraik lowers himself into that Smolodhan stance of “Three feet, one claw.” He stares at you for a good moment, fire puffing out of his nostrils.Marine didn't understand the Smolodhan's words. Kurojo, deigns not to interfere since you've made your choice, yet you can feel his desire, his intent to move.You're a big girl though, you can do this.The Smolodhan eye your stance, some commenting on the similarity to Kahkori forms. They joke about how you're going to have difficulty if that's what you're using. It makes you wonder just what they mean by that.Green's blade is lifted a second time, and she roars,” BEGIN!”>Yellow immediately charges for you at inhumanely fast speed, his body shrouded in crackling electricity.>Flames billow out of his nose with a thick black smoke...> Dodge before dealing with a counterattack.> Stand your ground and stop his tackle with a shot.> Dodge, and aim to keep dodging. Let him wear himself out before you do anything.> (Other)> Go for nonlethal take down, attack his pride.> Lethality, he has a crime to answer for.
>>32153455Should we also ask about the humanoid monsters we know about? Like one has gray skin and is really strong, another has yellow fur, big noses, and psychic powers, I'm not sure if we know what an Abra looks like, and then there's the Dagoon.
>>32153461>Fuckers makin fun of pirate Ceru.Can we please beat the shit out of all of them? PLEASE?!?!?!?!
>>32153475>Dodge before dealing a counterattackWater GunAlso nonlethal.
>>32153475>[x] Dodge before dealing with a counterattack.>[x] Go for nonlethal take down, attack his pridesaying he's not worth killing will hurt more than any attack we have
>>32153475> Dodge, and aim to keep dodging. Let him wear himself out before you do anything.Question, Prof. What's he wearing on his feet? Is he barefoot? Is Aqua Jet strong enough to propel us into the air?> Go for nonlethal take down, attack his pride.We're not going to kill the guy.
>>32153475>> Go for nonlethal take down, attack his pride.> Dodge before dealing with a counterattack.If worse comes to worse and he does get in close, don't be afraid to drown 'im. We know CPR or whatever.
>>32153475> Dodge before dealing with a counterattack.> Lethality, he has a crime to answer for.It IS a deathmatch afterall. Bloodshed is the only thing these guys respect.
>>32153475> Dodge before dealing with a counterattack.> Lethality, he has a crime to answer for.
>>32153499He's wearing straps to protect his soles while keeping his foot-claws free.
>>32153475> Dodge before dealing with a counterattack.> Go for nonlethal take down, attack his pride.>>32153496That's not really a part of our character, though. We won't kill him because we consider him a person, apart from the monsters we hunt, and a 'ranger'.
>>32153475Use water gun on the ground, then Icy Wind to freeze it.
>>32153475>[x] Dodge before dealing with a counterattack.>[x] Continually headshot him with Water Gun until he stops moving.
>>32153475>Dodge and aim to keep dodgingI am thinking he might be a burst fighter...we have quick attack, so I assume we can keep up with his speed.Or I hope so.Also>LethalOur history of nonlethal is not in our favor.
>>32153475>> Dodge before dealing with a counterattack.>> Lethality, he has a crime to answer for.
>>32153475>> Dodge before dealing with a counterattack.> Go for nonlethal take down, attack his pride.though i kinda want to kill this guy, killing him doesn't seem like a very ceru thing to me.
>>32153475> Dodge before dealing with a counterattack.> Go for nonlethal take down, attack his pride.If we try to stand our ground and Lock-On, his attack will hit us, assuming he's using priority or simply has a high speed stat. So no ground-standing, please.
>>32153475> Stand your ground and stop his tackle with a shot.> Lethality, he has a crime to answer for.End him.
>>32153475>[X] Dodge before dealing with a counterattack.>[X] Lethality, he has a crime to answer for.
>>32153475>> Dodge before dealing with a counterattack.> Go for nonlethal take down, attack his pride.Can we make a plain wet mist? Not cold, just really moist air everywhere while making it hard to see?
Is there a moderately lethal option?I don't mind KOing him. And they're tough, they can take some punishment.
>>32153519From what we've seen, his equipment lets him electrocute through physical contact.How about his hands? Is he wearing a pair of electric gloves or are only his leather arm-guards electrified?
I'm seeing Dodge & Counter.Votes lean towards nonlethal.With water gun, yes?Would you like to throw detect in there?
>>32153475> Dodge, and aim to keep dodging. Let him wear himself out before you do anything.> Lethality, he has a crime to answer for.
>>32153475>[X] Dodge, and aim to keep dodging. Let him wear himself out before you do anything.>[X] Lethality, he has a crime to answer for.
>>32153475> Dodge before dealing with a counterattack.> Go for nonlethal take down, attack his pride.
>>32153475> Dodge before dealing with a counterattack.> Lethality, he has a crime to answer for.Calling it now, in order to end the ritual combat one of us needs to die.
>>32153567From what you can see, there are red splotches on all of his knuckles, on his shoulders, elbows, and knees.
>>32153572yes and yes
>>32153572Eh, not quite yet on the detect. We don't want to tire out before him.
>>32153475> Dodge before dealing with a counterattack.> Lethality, he has a crime to answer for.really though, the loser gets kicked out of the ranger house. If we leave him alive we're just going to have to deal with him later
>>32153572>Water Gun Yes please>Detect>Using A protect move multiple times in a row.>Being this suicidal.HELL FUCKING NO
>>32153572Throw in detect, sure. We'll want to use it for the initial exchange of blows anyway.>>32153590I was just asking if his hands were covered with armor.Since if the water starts dripping down onto the floor, it'd be good to start coming up with countermeasures against him attempting to electrify the floor. He's barefoot, so he can't just electrify it while standing on the ground, but if he does a handstand, well, that would be if his palms were protected from getting electrified.
>>32153572I still want to ice the floor to give us more of an advantage. And see him fall on his ass.I'm hoping he has about the same cold weather experience as the Nargacuga, aka none.
>>32153572That depends.Does Detect in this quest do the "fails if used consecutively" thing?
>>32153572Multiple Protects, gets you killed so no.
>>32153572Water gun. YesDetect. No
>>32153613His clawed feet and hands would allow him to dig in to the ice, so freezing the ground may not be that effective considering his stance.
>>32153572Detect becomes less effective when used consecutively.>>32153590I'm gonna have to contest that as being bullshit Prof. It muddies the idea of grafts in the first place if you just had to make a suit of armor to get the same effect. Like where the fuck is he getting the power if the Pikachu skin is dead?And don't you fucking dare say Pokescience.
Question.How are we going to actually finish the fight with water gun?The nose thing? Because that's the only real way we've got without stabbing him with icicles or claws.
>>32153572>Water gunYes>Detect>massive stamina draining move that also doesn't usually work if used twice in a row.Fuck no
>>32153572Watergun, no Detect
>>32153572No detect this time round. Using shielding moves multiple times in a row is a bad idea.
>>32153633Probably has a fair amount of pikacharge left.It might not recharge, though.Or he might have to dip them in a specialized acid solution to make them recharge, like bizzare chemical batteries.
>>32153638Water Gun is impact damage. So we can knock him silly until he's too battered and collapses. Like in boxing.
>>32153656I, uh, I don't think we have enough water to do that with our current water gun ability.
>>32153638My idea is that we keep using water gun, to both piss him off and get the floor wet. then we use Icy Wind to freeze it, making it harder for him to move. Then, if he is have a considerably hard time moving, Lock-on his head. then use a Vacuum wave.
>>32153667We've got 20 shots in each bladder. We're good.
>>32153667You think it will take more than 60 shots? A single shot hits hard enough to fling him back. It's like a burst from a fire hose.
>>32153633it's monster hunter weaponry, pay it no mind. it would take a LOT of pikachu cheeks though.>>32153638why not?
>>32153685I think we just have 20 shots total. which is still plenty
>>32153617Heh>Detect CooldownMoving that fast and essentially slowing everything down is kind of tiring, isn't it?>>32153633Grafts improve physical performance. The electricity runs out, which means that it has to be recharged.He also can't launch it like a graftee would be able to.He has no electrokinesis that an electric type would be blessed with. They're for full contact fighting like he's doing with you right now.>>32153654>in a specialized acid solution to make them recharge, like bizzare chemical batteries.That's actually pretty badass.>"I dip the leathers in the bath... WHILE WEARING THEM."
>>32153685Well, 19 shots in one bladder now. Still good, though.Also, hey. Did Yellow use Quick Attack?>>32153701No, 20 is the max capacity for each bladder. Just check the pastebin.>>32153705Then yeah, let's not use Detect.
>>32153701>Omniguns x3(20 corporal ammo cap)It's 20 per gun. 20 in the mouth, 20 in the left arm, 20 in the right.
>>32153724Can we sort of... stick a chair in our omnigun? Or a chair leg?You know, for barfight purposes.
>>32153730I like you. I like you a LOT.
>>32153705Oh, the electricity is just a surface level thing? Would it react the same way as an electrical outlet if we splashed water over them?
>>32153718I'm not sure, the wording is a little vague on the what it means by 'ammo cap'.>>32153705Prof, do we have 20 shots for each individual water gun, or 20 shots for all of them?
>>32153705>Moving that fast and essentially slowing everything down is kind of tiring, isn't it?I thought that was the point of the move costing 20 stam. If it does the cooldown thing, say so in the pastebin. If it doesn't, then say that too because people will think of the videogames and will need written proof of wrongness to dissuade them from voting as if it has a cooldown. Add it whenever you get around to adding Aqua Jet.
>>32153730>barfight>turned traditional deathmatchThe Smolders have barfights so ingrained in their culture that they will do them to the death and watch for entertainment. Excellent.
>>32153730What would that even do? Grass type shot?Anyway, I'm voting for lethal. Nonlethal combaft is a luxury we don't have at rhe moment. This guy shot us out of the fucking air cause he could.Will he extend the same mercy we might?
>>32153755>I'm not sure, the wording is a little vague on the what it means by 'ammo cap'.Not really. Back in a previous version of the pastebin, Prof kept an ammo count for each separate omnigun.
>>32153791okay, I just wanted to make sure. The wording was pretty vague to me.
>>3215375520 isn't divisible by 3.
>>32153782And the obvious response here is: We're not him. The vote has passed anyway.
Rolled 10, 3 + 19 = 32Juraik(Yellow)Priority!Tenacity +7Smolderoma Combat +3Smolderoma Takedown stance +3Wild charge! 3Quick Attack! 3Average attack score +3Super effective! +3Smokescreen! ???+19Fighting rolls: For battle efficiency it's best of 3 rolls, with crits counting as two wins.CeruleanWater gun! +4Super effective! +4Ing +5R+2AC+2Fuschia martial arts +3 (Applying to humanoid CC defense)+16
>>32153815He's got smokescreen going.we REALLY need to get icy wind down. It's windy, smokescreen is gassy, wind will blow gas away.
Rolled 16 + 16>>32153815Rolling thunder!
Rolled 7 + 19>>32153815One more.
>>32153755You do realize that it would be very easy to check this yourself, right?>go to foolz>go to the search>Put prof's trip in the field for trips>in the main field, put "/60">look at all of the posts where Prof gives us our remaining ammo count>Surprise, surprise. It's always x/60
Rolled 14 + 16>>32153815>Fighting rolls: For battle efficiency it's best of 3 rolls, with crits counting as two wins.So combat's been changing to best of three now? What about the 7d20 system?
>>32153730Also, for later, I present to you folk a SECRET SURPRISE ATTACK.step 1. drink from mugstep 2. watergun into mugstep 3. person nailed with rocket propelled mug tipped watergun
Rolled 10 + 16>>32153815>>32153831>>32153830Alright. We've definitely won this exchange.And yeah, we should use Icy Wind to blow the Smokescreen away next turn.
Rolled 1 + 16>>32153815Fuck he has Smokescreen AND priority!~?!?!!??!Jebus shit son.
Rolled 19 + 16>>32153815>>32153846dfgsdgdgfs
Rolled 19 + 16>>32153815Rolling.
>>32153815>Fuschia martial artsHey prof, can we learn Water Shuriken if we make more of an effort to learn ninja stuff while training our water moves?
>>32153851well, this is what happens when you have a 20% rate of getting a 1.
Rolled 20 + 16>>32153815>>32153852>>32153853SDFGSDFGSDGSRGSDFSDF
Rolled 3 + 16>>32153851>>32153852Either you two JUST joined this quest or you guys have horrible memories on the rules.>>32153815
>>32153846...why do i even brother...>>32153852>>32153853DO these count?
>>32153851>>32153852it's best of 3, not 5.
>>32153864It still detracts from our success
>>3215386220% x 5 = 100%Bit smaller chance of getting a one than 20% anon.
>>32153830>>32153834>>32153844These are our rolls. First three properly formatted.don't freak out.
>>32153874I repeat.>>32153864This is a contested roll.
Prof, we're melting over here. Help us out. What rolls are even being taken right now?
>>32153887>>32153891First five rolls.This is a contested roll. Crits only occur for a gap of 10. No deductions.It's only been two weeks, people.
>>32153885That's not how statistics works
>>32153893but>>32153815>Fighting rolls: For battle efficiency it's best of 3 rolls, with crits counting as two wins.that was literally in ygg's post.
32C vs 29Y30Cvs21Y26C vs 26YThis is the current result in your VS.The first tradeoff is pretty close, I'm thinking I may have to increase the range of a critical to 12 or 15 at some point. Second part, you win handily, and then the end is a tie.This is combat efficiency though(I still need to update that in the pastebin)It doesn't mean you're going to end up uscathed.
>>32153905>implying people read the updatesthe SOBs skim at best
>>32153905I thought that was referring to Yellow's 3 rolls.
>>32153905I thought that applied to the enemy combatant.
>>32153900Im saying we have a 5% of rolling a one on a d20, NOT a 20% chance.
>>32153905I thought that was referring to Yellow's own rolls.
>>32153929there's 5 d20s.
>>32153905Considering it was placed right after Yellow's rolls and NOT at the beginning or at the end, it's not unreasonable to assume that it was some sort of rule Prof was applying for the enemy.
>>32153815>>32153911Prof, why was our effectiveness reduced from +6 to +4?
>>32153962The +6 was a mistake the first time. He mixed up the ranks of Icy Wind and Water Gun then.
>>32153962Because that's the real value and I misquoted earlier.
>>3215393620 sides on a d20 x 5 =100 sidesfive sides total have a 1 on them.5/100 chance or 5% of rolling a one on 5d20
>>32153972>>32153974That's rank, isn't it?Water gun+6SUPER EFFECTIVE +6Ing +5R+2+19The effectiveness should not have changed.
>>32153974>>32153982I'm quoting the list you gave earlier, I mean. Water Gun is wrong, but the value of our effectiveness should not have changed.
>>32153982Super Effective does double damage in the games. So I guess it's doubling Water Gun's effectiveness, which was corrected back to 4.
>>32153975you're thinking of a single d20. That's the chance of rolling a one on ONE d20.Not the chance of rolling a one on FIVE d20s. Which is significantly higher.
>>32153999Ah, alright, I understand.
>>32153982Water Gun is rank 4. It gives +4. The +6 was an error.
>>32154003Gib formula plz then? I wish to be corrected.
>>32154016a 1/20 chance is a 5% chance.That's the rate for a single d20.Naturally, five d20s would have a higher chance of rolling a 1.
>>32154022Ok so your adding the chance on any one of those d20s rolling a 1 together?
>>32153975>5/100 chanceNo, it's 1/20, 1/20, 1/20, 1/20, 1/20.Each 1/20 is a 5% chance to roll a 1.So 5 * 5% would be quite a ways higher than 5%.
>>321540485 times higher, roughly.
He rushes you, and you slide yourself out of the way of his charge, a quick shift of his low stance, and he bucks you with a hip check that wracks your body as you r thrown back, digging your own foot claws down into the boards and dropping your center of gravity down.You stop yourself at least, from being thrown out of this ring and into the bloodthirsty crowd.Yellow turns his head to you, opening his maws as you raise your gun on point. Simoultaneous fire, partially cuts the smog he had aimed to blind you with, sending water down his maw and causing him to roar with fury.The smoke billows around you, distorting as he charges to you again, giving you a small window of oppurtunity to slide around the blow, your body seizes up at the last moment, getting caught by another clipping blow, courtesy of a backfist that sizzles your fur as it glances off of your fur.There's no doubt that it'd have cut and burnt skin.Forcing yourself back to generate some distance to open fire, you're well aware that touching him is a bad idea, that'd play you find that he's not giving up so easily.>Relentless in his attack, Yellow is chasing you down, his leathers still crackling with plenty of violent charge.>The fire inside of his body has quieted... Though now he's mad!> Keep running away and baiting him, pelting him with watergun to throw him off!> Stand your ground, and strike him where he doesn't have any electric leathers!> Freeze your tail and use it to ward him off...> (other)>You are suffering from partial paralysis!>Stamina degration from active combat: 79%
>>32154058Ah ok then its a ~25% chance then of rolling any given number on 5d20. got it.
>>32154062>> Keep running away and baiting him, pelting him with watergun to throw him off!> (other)Aim for his nose and his gloves.I want to see if we can short his gloves out to shock himself.Also, if we can do two actions in addition to dodging, start icy wind while we are dodging and water gunning.
A proposalafter the duel, assuming we win and not kill him. Suggest to the leader, that since yellow fellow was the one that shot and killed our tropius aka our ride home and now we have to pay for passage back home, that a portion of his wages go us to help pay for our trip home instead of exiling the little yellow bastard.>>32154062>[x] Keep running away and baiting him, pelting him with watergun to throw him off!movement is life
>>32154062> Keep running away and baiting him, pelting him with watergun to throw him off!Fucking prick.
>>32154079To build on my vote here:The -huge advantage- implanted folk have is they are the type of their weapons, and are immune.He has a WORN electric device. It's not part of him. He is still vulnerable to it. We can short him out entirely with a few well placed shots.
>>32154062>[x] Keep running away and baiting him, pelting him with watergun to throw him off!>[x] Nasty Plot at the same time
>>32154062> Keep running away and baiting him, pelting him with watergun to throw him off!Use Icy Wind to disperse the smog.
>>32154062>> Keep running away and baiting him, pelting him with watergun to throw him off!Aim between the cracks in his armor to make the armor shock him?
>>32154062> Keep running away and baiting him, pelting him with watergun to throw him off!>And Nasty Plot as well to make your water gun more effective.
>>32154062>> Keep running away and baiting him, pelting him with watergun to throw him off!
>>32154101Smog is a non-issue due to water gun stopping it effectively short.>>32154112He's wearing leathers. Not really much metal on him.I'll throw in Nasty Plot though.
>>32154062>>[X] Keep running away and baiting him, pelting him with watergun to throw him off!>>32154115I do love Nasty plot
>>32154141Assuming we beat him and we get a chance to talk after he regains consciousness, if he asks why we didn't kill him, I really hope we say "because I'm better than you." to really grind the mustard into his asshole.
>>32154062> Keep running away and baiting him, pelting him with watergun to throw him off!And use detect on this exchange since it's back to full effectiveness.
>>32154141>He's wearing leathers. Not really much metal on him.I think he's suggesting that, even if he's insulated against the armor's surface, soaking the insides may shock him when the electricity starts sparking.>>32154157Eh. No need to rub it in. We don't want him gunning for us after this anyway and we're not as spiteful.
>>32154171Nah, save a little stamina.We aren't in immediate danger and we can't rely on Detect.
>>32154171No need to use Detect just yet. Save it for when he's about to do something dangerous, like a flame attack. Right now, he's just focused on running us down.
>>32154171No Detect, no need and we need to conserve stamina for the duration of the fight.
>>32154184Flame attack is way less dangerous than electric to us.
>>32154171Let's save Detect for when we actually need it. Like seriously dangerous situations.We don't need an auto dodge on this one.
>>32154175that isn't rubbing it in. That's establishing dominance
I keep imagining Yellow as pic related except, y'know, a cat-person.
>>32154191Oh, forgot that he doesn't have the same kind of fire as Devon.>>32154194Sure. Let's not do it, though.
Rolled 13, 8, 11 + 23 = 55Juraik(Yellow)Priority!Tenacity +7Smolderoma Combat +3Smolderoma Takedown stance +3Wild Pursuit! +3Super effective! +3IN PURSUITEnraged!(Lasting 1 more turn)+4+23Fighting rolls: For battle efficiency it's best of 3 rolls, with crits counting as two wins.CeruPartial paralysis! -2Water Gun +4Super Effective! +4Ing+5R+2AC+2FMA +3Nasty Plot! Mind stimulated with murder! +2+20
>>32154191He doesnt get STAB on his Thunderpunches. SO they dont deal NEARLY as much as they would from say a Vermillion.
>>32154184Dude, he take half from flame.Electric does much more.But we still aren't in all that serious of danger, save it for when shit goes down.
Rolled 13 + 20>>32154208elite?
Rolled 9 + 20>>32154208
Rolled 7 + 20>>32154208Rolling.
Rolled 19 + 20>>32154208Gotta beat that 36.
Rolled 10 + 20>>32154208gud
Rolled 6 + 20>>32154208
Rolled 9 + 20>>32154208Time for more 1s.
>>32154210STAB doesn't exist in this quest. Prof was pretty adamant about making Ice typing fucking terrible by excluding it.
>>32154218>>32154223>>32154224Rather poor rolls.
>>32154226dang, so close to working.We're getting hit this turn. He slightly beat us on ALL three rolls.
>>32154232Ice type is ALREADY terrible though. Like srsly i though us getting stuck with a seel at the start was something to overcome.
Rolled 2 + 20>>32154208So is it best of three or is it our first three vs his three?like best of >>32154224>>32154223>>32154218vs13and best of>>32154229>>32154228>>32154226vs 8etc etc
>>32154208I forgot to give his pursuit a bonus value... Ah well. Time to write.
>32154250We still lost so its not like we would have done better if he did have them.
>>32154218>>32154223>>32154224lol shoulda Detected
>>32154248The rolls get challenged in the order they come in. Like a rock paper scissors.I used to roll a sketchier method for gargoyle quest. I find that it helps give the scene a better tradeoff.
>>32154263>I find that it helps give the scene a better tradeoff.Uh, what? That's pretty vague.
>>32154263Fuck. So we lost the whole trade.
...we us detect next time alright? need all the advantages we can getI can't believe we seriously might lose that ankle biting pikachu wearing jerk
>>32154262No we really shouldnt have. We arent a wet tissue bag like say Goldie would be. We can take at least one blow without imploding.
>>32154256Then Prof really shouldn't say "Best of 3"Also this leaves a fuck ton to chance.Why not use d10s instead of d20s?Would just lessen the amount of a role that chance has and increase reliance on modifiers.
I don't know why people thought we're too good for detect here, we're below him in stats, winning the first exchange was just good luck.
>>32154286I'd rather d100s personally but that's just me
>>32154263This system leaves a ton to the dice.I suggest using smaller dice like d10s or even d6s.Makes the fights more realistic where we cannot challenge really good opponents through luck alone. And we would be consistent against poorer opponents.
>>32154297Because we don't want to waste it. God. What's wrong with you. It's called a measured risk. This was something we were fine with taking if we got hit.
>>32154297We've been consistently below everything we've been put up against this entire quest. SO its not like that matters now anyway.
>>32154299Then the combat is terrible in that the MC cannot be consistent at all.You get SQ combat with the MC being terribly inconsistent.
You keep yourself at a distance and fire powerful jets from your palms, slamming into the cat, and sending steam rising up from his fur as his electrical accompaniment sizzles and cracks, arcing into his wet fur.Your thoughts darken, and you target his open nostrils and even his eyes, half-blinding him, and forcing him to snort up a furious yet pitiful flare to clean the blockage out into a steam.In his rage, he surges forward through your trigger happy onslaught, suffering bruising blows even as you try to evade him. Your seizes up temporarily again, your inner organs spasming from the previous electrical surge, giving him ample time to smash into your supple form, sending a wave of force through your body as he lifts you up into the air effortlessly on a shoulder only to smash you down.In the middle of the air being forced out of your lungs, you realize that the electricity didn't surge through you that time. This, is in the same moment that you looms over you, taking you into a full mount as his claws begin to heat up, crackling as water pops and hisses off of them like steam on hot iron.With a sudden pissed smile, he swings his head to the side, and presses his elbow into your cheek to force your head away, delivering a sharp, painful jolt that sends your head swimming.You start to bring up your arms to shoot him again, this time at point-blank, yet they won't move as he forces your head away from his body, locks down one of your arms with his upper body, and forces your other arm down with his legs, the weight of his body upon you as he delivers the lingering voltage of a kneepad right into your gut, just about making you pee yourself.Delirious, and tied up be a technique you've never learned, you slip into a state of emptiness...
>>32154310Waste what? It's something we can use at full effectiveness every other round, VS only using it once when he telegraphs a... what do you expect him to pull out, exactly? Or do you mean the stamina? We can fight at almost 0 stamina cost with watergun, detect gives us 3-4 free rounds of free attacks, if it even gets past round 5 at all, and I'd rather rest to recover stamina than have to heal wounds.>>32154320Yeah, but usually we get multiple rolls to their one, so we actually have a statistical advantage, here we are going against him roll to roll, but with lower modifiers.
>>32154426Man, so losing one round means we die?
You feel him slip an arm under the one that's pinned by his upper-body as he begins to force it to bend the wrong way, his feet locked around the other, the one with the Nar-Kage armguard.You ligaments and tendons begin to strain as you feel bone begin to slide against bone, but your concept of pain is fading...>Rocket Bonus +4> Initate Icy wind, let him have your arm, you'll freeze him off.> Your tail is still free and he does not identify it as a threat. Freeze the tip and stab him in the side.> Use your natural flexibility to bring your feet under his stomach. Attempt to fling him off, though he is sizeable.> (Other)>Stamina: 73%>Detect will not work under this circumstance.
>>32154426pls be slipping into rocket danger mode...
>>32154432He doesn't know we can shoot water out of our mouth does he?
>>32154432>[x] Your tail is still free and he does not identify it as a threat. Freeze the tip and stab him in the side.and now we can't fucking use detect at allgreat! way to go guys
>>32154432>> Your tail is still free and he does not identify it as a threat. Freeze the tip and stab him in the side.No icy wind.It'll fail due to his inner fire
>>32154445His techniques assume fire from the maw, he's forcing your head away with an elbow.
>>32154432>[x] Your tail is still free and he does not identify it as a threat. Freeze the tip and stab him in the side.
>>32154432Don't suppose a point blank Frost breath would work in this situation?
>>32154426>you slip into a state of emptiness...Rooooockeeeet tiiiiime.>>32154431Think Nargacuga.>>32154432> Your tail is still free and he does not identify it as a threat. Freeze the tip and stab him in the side.Prof, can we use our other arm for an Aqua Jet so that we can flip over him?>>32154449Because...we're in a...grapple?
>>32154432>> Your tail is still free and he does not identify it as a threat. Freeze the tip and stab him in the side.
>>32154432> Your tail is still free and he does not identify it as a threat. Freeze the tip and stab him in the side.
>>32154432>>[X] Use your natural flexibility to bring your feet under his stomach. Attempt to fling him off, though he is sizeable.
>>32154432>[X] Your tail is still free and he does not identify it as a threat. Freeze the tip and stab him in the side.Lethality
Alright, not asking for a roll on this one, because I already know how it ends.
>>32154502What, are we killing him? You mind actually doing the vote again if that's the case?
>>32154502so we either kill him or auto lose...
>>32154502WHat?That's a good plan.A lucky shot could completely stun him.I have no clue what you are implying here
>>32154511We HAVE to kill him. Its either than or he kills us.
>>32154526You can stop forcing it, anon.
>>32154468>Prof, can we use our other arm for an Aqua Jet so that we can flip over him?Huh, that seems like it could work.
>>32154511I didn't have killing in mind.But if you guys want to...>Proceed to kill him.>Subdue him with a bit of maiming.Remember where you are.
>>32154511Fuck this guy. He wanted a deathmatch, he got a deathmatch.Or at least a side shanking.
>>32154502Stabbing him didn't work against the grapple?Kinda makes sense, unfortunately.
>>32154502What, baby can't handle one measly stab wound without dying?We got our fucking arm ripped off.
>>32154540>Proceed to kill him.
>>32154540>Subdue him with a bit of maiming.This was my intention.
>>32154540>Proceed to kill him.Only real way i see us coming out of this one alive.
>>32154540>>Subdue him with a bit of maiming.We're shooting to maim, not killOur safety comes first, so stab him, but we're not shooting for vitals.
>>32154540Subduing him is fine.I have no idea what you're implying though, it seems like you're setting us up to screw us over.Again.
>>32154540>Proceed to kill him.
>>32154540>Subdue him with a bit of maiming.Remember where we are? I thought anything goes. Killing or maiming.
>>32154540>Subdue him with a bit of maiming.COMMENCE THE RAPID WAGGING
>>32154540>>Proceed to kill him.
>>32154540>Subdue him with a bit of maiming.Alright.
>>32154540 >Proceed to kill him.
>>32154540>Remember where you are.Surrounded by Smolodhan that might kill us depending on the outcome of the duel... Yeah...
>>32154540Get him to let go of our arm. Just a bit of maiming.Then proceed to drown him as hard as you can until he stops moving.After which we will revive him outside of the building.
>>32154540>Subdue him with a bit of maiming.I don't get what the fuck you're doing with >>32154502
>>32154540You say you didn't intend to kill, but then "Remember where you are" when the fight was announced with ashes and shreds being among the loss conditions.>Subdue him with a bit of maiming.
>>32154560Changing my mind.>>32154540>Proceed to kill him.
>>32154567Eh this was over the moment the roll went south for us. Which of course takes zero time at all to do so.
>>32154540>>Subdue him with a bit of maiming.
on one hand, we're on Rocket auto pilot. survival mode.instinct is guiding us. I don't think we'd stop.on the the other, this might piss off his teammates, thus making our journey home longer.I just don't know....
>>32154540>Subdue him with a bit of maiming.
>>32154540 >Proceed to kill him.
>>32154591Yeah I mean that's just straight up misleading language right there.I'm still going with not killing him.
>>32154540Kill himRemember he "ashes and shreds" part?
>>32154599It's accepted in their society, so his teammates won't give a fuck.Plus, it leaves room in their party for us.
>>32154599Its kill or be killed here bro. Besides these guys dont respect anything but strength.
>>32154540>Subdue him with a bit of maiming.Er, Prof. Numbered vote?
>>32154540 >Proceed to kill him.
> 1 Kill Yellow.> 2 Maim but spare Yellow.Reply with only the link and number.>>32154610It's more a matter of whether you're playing by your rules, or theirs.
>>32154599>on the the other, this might piss off his teammates, thus making our journey home longer.It's a deathmatch in a warrior society.Nothing is more sacred or respected
>>32154540>Proceed to kill him.Make it brutal as all fuck.
>>32154618>>32154617Just because that's how their shitty species does things doesn't mean that's how the Ranger organization does.Stop being stupid, this isn't the right time for Cerulean's first kill.
>>32154645It'll better help her understand different cultures and how more 'monstrous' peoples think.She can dwell on this later. Right now, we have to show our strength.
Time for our little girl to get her first blood.
>>32154680You edgy dumbshit. What the fuck is fucking wrong with you idiots.And what the fuck is wrong with Prof for giving you guys a chance to indulge your murderhoboism.This is completely inappropriate.
>>32154692She's growing up so fast.What if she enjoys it? What if she enjoys ending a sapient's life?Bloodknight Ceru when?
>>32154645It is kill or be killed. Yellow isnt stopping until he is missing organs. As for our rules, this ISNT THE DOME. there is no ranger corps to cry to. We need to pay our debts to get anywhere. We NEED this job.
>>32154692WHY?You asshole. Why the fuck are you doing this now?Because you get off on it?
>>32154706Actually it's completely appropriate.we've slipped into Rocket mode and are about to die. Caveats have also been made making death completely okay and maybe even better.
>>32154719No it fucking isn't. Prof flat out SAID it isn't, since subduing him IS an option you illiterate jackass. And again, these guys don't represent the ranger corps and we have no fucking reason to kowtow to their barbarism.Idiot.
>>32154706You heard the rules at the start. Slaughter doesn't stop till one can no longer move. Yellow is raging right now, so I doubt even the removal of a lung will stop him.Actually I just want to see Rocket Mode Cerulean go fucking nuts.
>>32154706>>32154721>M-muh pure and perfect Ceru.Fuck sakes anon this guy is trying to kill us. Not killing him will just get us killed.
>>32154721Because she needs to mature in a world that will literally eat her alive.She can't stay naive and innocent forever
>>32154738Do you just.. not read what the QM says?Like when he says>It's more a matter of whether you're playing by your rules, or theirs.When is the right thing to do EVER be give in and ignore your own morals because a bunch of people you hate seem to endorse it?
>>32154747actually I don't think the decision will have any effect whatsoever on the combat outcome.it is entirely based on dice.
>>32154743and you will, my count puts 1 at 17 and 2 at 14
>>32154742Murder: 16Maim: 14It beginsJust remember Prof, no matter how big a shitstorm this generates, the vote was fair and you did nothing wrong.Because there will be a shitstorm.
>>32154758Prof didnt have us roll.
>>32154757She has slipped back into her training.It isn't her morality talking here, but her training and psuedo evil taking over.
>>32154771There will be dice. There have been dice.The decision here is entirely one of morals and not of whether or not you will succeed.
>>32154758Prof said there won't be a dice roll for this.
>>32154751killing doesn't make you mature.
>>32154758He said there wouldn't be any rolling involved, and that he originally wasn't planning on us aiming to kill him, which means you jackasses have no excuse for voting to kill Yellow beyond you want to.Self defense is not valid.
>>32154775No, for this particular action, Prof said no dice.
>>32154770I am getting the popcorn ready. This will be GREAT! Dont start the show without me guys.
>>32154779Thinking upon the reason as to why you killed will.
Prof himself said the decision was one of rules, not one of win or lose.
>>32154779But it forces you to.
>>32154780Heck, we were going to win or lose the same regardless of what we chose.It was clearly stated that was the case.
>>32154747No it fucking wouldn't. The only way you can't grasp that is if you're intentionally not reading what the QM is typing.And what, you're just flipping off our mom's teachings? Gonna go for some 40K-esque Humanity Fuck Yeah while you're at it?
As long as we don't start eating him or something, I'm cool with it.
>>32154792That's like saying the best kind of villain is the one with ambiguous morals.
>>32154785>>32154792then I hope you guys choose wisely if we decide how Ceru sees this event.
Well prof, I've been solidly cool throughout all of this, but I might actually be angry now at the double vote for killing him when it wasn't necessary and after we voted not to kill him first.Let's have another vote, why not? We already had two.
>>32154800Prof only said The outcome was decided without a roll. He did NOT say HOW it would be decided.
>>32154805uhhh, most villians have ambiguous morals
>>32154638>>32154648>>32154651>>32154662>>32154664>>32154668>>32154676>>32154678>>32154690>>32154701>>32154703>>32154704>>32154717>>32154741LIVE>>32154643>>32154640>>32154650>>32154652>>32154654>>32154657>>32154658>>32154661>>32154666>>32154667>>32154675>>32154677>>32154681>>32154687>>32154702>>32154718>>32154735DIEWell. That surprised me.Cerulean, of Monterra, your rage is great.You belong to the Smoldering Corps.
>>32154807At the very least, Devon route has become more likely now.
>>32154792Yeah, Ni'Rena was totally mature wasn't he?Oh wait, you're an idiot.>>32154785And the reason why we did was because we decided to listen to the jackass fire cats who EVERYONE seems to hate? Like the Kahkori and the Felynes and probably the MeLynxe seem to flat out ban these guys from their islands.But apparently we should still do things their way?Retards.
>>32154823Ygg, why did you even allow this vote?Were you going to just keep doing the vote over and over until kill eventually won?
>>32154823Oh god, we're the cat Red Lantern
>>32154807Something to be regretted but necessary.Sad more that life forced this situation than the fact that we had to kill him.
>>32154800Smolodhan's do not fit into the 'good guy' category, for the most part. This asshole shot and killed the Tropius we were flying on for literally no reason other than that he could, and then tried to sucker-punch us when we came in here with no hostile intent.If it were anybody else, or even somebody who were reasonable, I'd have voted to spare them, but this dude is a gigantic cunt and thus, he gets to die.
>>32154823>MonterraWait, what's Monterra? Is it the name of the previous dock city we were at or some Smolodhan word?
>>32154823Shut the fuck up jackass.Most of the people who voted for kill saw it as do or die because they're retard and because of your own misleading writing.
>>32154823well Guy Gardner is best Lantern of any and every color....
>>32154800>our mom's teachingsNot even the dude you're talking to, but I don't see how those are relevant. Mom said that there were sentient monsters who just wanted to be left alone and we should oblige them. She said nothing about respecting the lives of douchebags who shoot you out of the air with fire cannons and then challenge you to a deathmatch and try to rip your arm off.
>>32154823>popcorn.gifThis is going to be GREAT.
If the murderhobos are gaining a numerical advantage, it might be in our best interests to just leave. Things will just get worse.
>>32154836even though we chose to kill him?
>>32154836FUCKING MORON IT WASN'T FUCKING NECESSARY YOU CUNTREAD
>>32154834Pretty muchBecause that's how he wanted to railroad us
>>32154840looks like what prof decided to call pokemon planet, you know Monster Earth
>>32154827>Yeah, Ni'Rena was totally mature wasn't he?Killing hen you don't want to kill forces you to mature, to see that life kinda sucks sometimes and people die, sometimes for no reason at all.It's a given that Ceru doesn't want to.
>>32154827The reason everyone hates them is BECAUSE of this shit.
>>32154807Oh, don't worry, I fully expect to be able to vote for soulcrushing guilt. She'll get over it, eventually.
>>32154823I am quite angry at you right now for your misleading and repeated votes.
>>32154834You're an idiot>>32154860You're a bigger idiot
>>32154836It was specifically not necessary.A recount with this knowledge in mind would be nice.>>32154823>>32154877And you're a shitstirrer.
>>32154865Except we're killing him BECAUSE we want to you stupid fucking cunt.
I immediately thought of this.>(1/3)
>>32154860He redid the vote because there was a shitton of contention and samefagging.Doing a vote again past numbered voting would be legitimate bullshit. But Ygg did the right thing with this vote and you have noone but the players to blame for you not getting your choice.
>>32154857>>32154858This is a Meta decision.Ceru did not choose this.Ceru reacted with her training and Evil instincts and killed him, she will regret it later.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsqJFIJ5lLsExcept replace the burly gladiator dude with a 5 foot catgirl
>>32154885Except that apparently wasn't the case for some anons who keep saying that it was do or die before and after the vote.
>>32154877No not reallyI have been in Prof's quests long enough to know when he wants to railroad us and make it look like we did the stupid thingAnd we apparently walked right into this one gladly
>>32154865You chose the "ceru wants to option", you pants on head retard.You've effectively fucked the quest.
>>32154823>tfw half your players become red lanterns during the incoming shitstorm
>>32154890What the fuck makes you think that?If it was instinctive, then there wouldn't have been a fucking vote you stupid fucking murderhobo.
>>32154906Nah. I'll probably just drop it and be sad that murderhobos have taken over, and then my lack of votes will let them take over more.
>all these quarrelsome sore losersWhy does Prof's threads attract shitheads?
CERULEAN/YUMA/AEON DID NOTHING WRONGQuests are getting really edgy as of late
>>32154915>voting multiple times on the same decision until the QM's preferred outcome happensMaybe if you stopped being a quarrelsome winner, you'd realize these things.>>32154916see prof's post, where he plainly said that was not the case.
>>32154915Thats just the way these quest threads are set up. Whenever there is a close vote the losing side is ALWAYS mad. It never changes.Just sit back and enjoy the show.
>>32154915Probably because it's easy enough to samefag numbered votes. I'm telling you, anon, if the vote was redone again, we wouldn't get the same number of votes.
>>32154889No, he did the wrong thing, because people thought they could have their cake and eat it to by voting to kill Yellow but have Cerulean somehow be less responsible because instincts and training. And they also thought it was kill or die, even though that was clearly not the case.Also, Prof was just going to right the next action anyway, and didn't even call for a vote until someone got upset with him for thinking that he WOULD auto-kill, which Prof somehow interpretative as asking whether or not we would like to kill him.It's shitty and retarded.
>>32154915Because people are invested. At the end of the day, it probably says good things about the quest, even if the bitterness it spawns is annoying as all fuck.
>>32154823I demand more revotes.We already did one, let's do another.
>>32154920I figured someone was gonna mention that. At least here, I've got no hard feelings.
>>32154920But anon, everyone agrees that Yuma did nothing wrong.
>>32154834I really shouldn't be replying to this because I know this ends up at a dead end from the get-go.I made the vote a thing because someone was concerned about being forced to kill him.Seeing that as a legitimate concern, I gave you guys the option of whether to spare him, or to end his life.A revote was done to ensure to the best of my knowledge, an accurate vote.Killing him won with a difference of two. It too one person to vote for kill to absolve that from a tie.It was that close, and it's won out. Fair's fair.My preferred outcome was sparing him, because I had in mind for him to be a possible party member. Embittered rival becomes friend is actually one of my more favored cliches.Time to write, I'll at least make his death good.
>>32154914By that logic, every time a vote happens half the playerbase will quite because "MUH DIPLOMANCY" or "MUH MURDERBONER"Stop being melodramatic you giant faggot
>>32154938Prof is basically admitting to railroading us into murderhoboism here.
>>32154944Fuck it, let's do a strawpoll.Or just cancel the vote because this whole thing is a combination of bad reading and wanting to be edgy.
>>32154915Eh. I think it's more because the majority voted not to kill at the start. Then people got confused and thought this was a do-or-die situation.Also>>32154934What he said. It's easy to samefag these numbered votes.
>>32154949Fuck that.We voted not to kill him.Then we were outraged that you might have us kill him anyway.THEN YOU PULL ANOTHER VOTE TO MAKE US KILL HIM USING SKEWED LANGUAGE.I AM FUCKING ANGRY AT YOU AND YOUR QUEST. NOT AT YELLOW. I USUALLY CAN CONTAIN THE ANGER TO FOLKS IN CHARACTER, BUT THIS SHIT IS PLAIN META-FUCKERY.
>>32154949Do the revote again, then, since APPARENTLY people thought we were going to die if we didn't kill him.The accusations of "railroading" are derived from the thought that you forced a misunderstanding.
>>32154949Stop it with the forced misunderstandings. You know very well people were voting because they thought it was kill or be killed, and they stated so plainly.
>>32154949You asshole, that's not what people heard at all.And how the fuck does>I made the vote a thing because someone was concerned about being forced to kill him.That mean you should put death on the table? When that was explicetly what they DIDN'T want.MAYBE if you had a lot of people being mad they thought you were railroading us into sparing Yellow, a vote would be necessary, but in this case, it fucking wasn't, because people can't fucking read.You fucker, you've let them ruin the quest.
>>32154949just pick something and write.
>>32154949ah well.carry on, before the thread 404's
>>32154823>Well. That surprised me.>>Cerulean, of Monterra, your rage is great.>You belong to the Smoldering Corps.Also going to point here. This doesn't necessarily mean a damn thing for what's going on in the post. Think of it as an author's extraneous comments.I might try to be more like a mangaka and talk about things I'd like to eat. Like sphagetti slathered in steaming hot four cheese pasta sauce and topped with freshly grated parmesan cheese.
>>32154949Oi mate, stop explaining yourself and get to writing, everyone is going to piss themselves anyway. I'd rather have spared him but I'm fine with the outcome as well. Fuck that party member shit though, nigga did nothing but talk shit and try killing us twice.
>>32154949People were confused? Since we're probably close to ending now, another re-vote wouldn't hurt.
>>32154949Why did you let the edge trolls ruin everything?I don't care about his death being good. He is a worthless throwaway character right now. He isn't narratively important enough to force a kill like this, and simultaneously isn't strong enough.
>>32154949We already fucking voted to spare him you misleading motherfucker.But then you gave them an excuse to think killing was necessary with your stupid vague language.
>>32154970>>32154955>>32154957>>32154975>>32154981>>32154983Strawpoll is easier to samefag than numbered votes.And have you guys ever considered that people may be here that weren't before? Or they missed the vote earlier? Or the earlier vote was samefagged because it wasn't numbered?I got here mid fight.Calm the fuck down you sore losers
>>32154993>parmesan cheese.Shit taste
>>32154949Prof, most people voted not to kill him early on.What do you think CAUSED people to vote to kill him now? It's because they thought we'd die if we didn't.
>>32154993We already voted to spare him, bro.I'm going to be asking for revotes from now on for every decision as soon as any variable changes.
We could probably run most of the east coast from the assmad in this threadCool your fucking jets, guys, it's just a story. You wouldn't get this mad if a book took a turn towards something you didn't like.
>>32155011No. This is a big fucking deal for Ceru's character and it happened in such a stupid and shitty way.
>>32155019because books don't purposefully mislead and lie to you to force the bad end, and then claim it was your fault.
>>32154949Another re-vote wouldn't hurt. Just clarify the situation.
>>32154993needs more cheese
>>32155019ON THE CONTRARY, I GET VERY ANGRY AT LITERATURE.
>>32154955I would agree with strawpoll
>>32154996It wasn't another revote.Votes really do not matter unless they are numbered. Simply due to samefagging.Only numbered votes and votes where there's almost 100% agreement really matter.
>>32154949A revote would be good here to ease up on the anger, Prof. It wouldn't hurt.
>>32154949Revote round two you jackass.The first revote was completely fucking inappropriate.Like someone said "I hope you don't make us kill him, because we voted not to" but you somehow heard "You wanna kill him? Alright."
>>32154949Kill this off too and let us have more ninja.
>All this rage and shitposting everywhere.I...I need more popcorn. This is too good. Too stronk.
>>32155017You man a few anons samefagged it because it wasn't a numbered vote?>>32155031false
We are completely surrounded by a race of people we can't show weakness around.Our mother told us not to disturb those who want to live in peace, but then here comes the Smolder train, being giant dicks to everybody they meet.Are they really monsters or people?If they wish for bloodshed, then do we really need to show restraint around them? It's what they want. They don't want peace.These are questions Ceru needs to answer.
>>32155031>>32155061There's no reason not to re-vote unless you are afraid you will lose, as we already did one re-vote for your benefit.
>>32155039Sure. Then, assuming both sides keep samefagging, the fact that there's a greater number of votes now than at any other point in the quest is telling of how easy it is to samefag a numbered vote.
>>32155023It's perfectly reasonable in character
>>32155031I agree. Then we can have another revote because you can never have enough.
>>32155061Shut up you edgy shithead.You lost the first vote, and only won the second through willful ignorance.And you can have a takeback whenever you want, then so should we.
I shoulda samefagged, I guess.My fault for not doing what the other guys were.
>>32155073Time>>32155074You obviously weren;t here for the crytten war
>>32155061You know that there was also a misunderstanding going on, right?
>>32155011Actually it is far easier to samefag the number votesPeople don't like to admit it but all it takes is putting a space after the number to allow you to cheat the system
>>32155077We shouldn't have had another revote in the first fucking place, since we already voted once. But if we can have a revote after circumstances seemed to change, then I would say the new information merits yet another revote.>>32155076How the fuck is following the traditions of a culture of klingon cats make sense for Cerulean's character you bloodthirsty edgelord.
>>32155093>TimeThis is probably going to be the last update. So. 5 minutes.
>>32155082The first one did not matter because it was close an not numbered.That is standard practice for a close vote for it to go to numbered, especially in this quest with samefagging rampancy.
Yes, YESSHITSTORM HARDERTHE ANGER SUSTAINS MENo but seriously, just step away from the computer for a sec. Stroke a household pet, make some coffee, go out for a smoke. Realise that you are getting really mad at a silly little game on an anonymous imageboard, and consider that maybe if you aren't enjoying yourself, you're wasting your time? Unless you find anger fun, which is cool too I guess. I know I certainly do.
>>32155109Except the reason people voted 2 was because they thought Prof would kill them if they didn't.Because Prof was trying to be vague and mysterious for some reason.