OPENING>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F468us4qCUEPreviously: Cerulean arrived upon a mysterious island after a mission to rescue shipwrecked personnel had gone awry due to mysterious humanoid monsters.Meeting the natives, Cerulean found aid in the form of a humanoid monster by the name of Kurojo, a tusked Kahkori of Kakarkiko island. With his and his uncle's help, she had been reunited with Marine, her friend from training and childhood.After killing a fierce foe reviled by Kahkori, Cerulean fell ill, and was given a cure by Kurojo. In the village, she learned of a strange ability and found herself able to utilize "Aura."Journeying with Kurojo, Cerulean and Marine make it to the joint city of races amongst the island chain. It is there in Raguna city that she fights to the death with a rambunctious Smolderan.Slipping out of her right mind, she executes her foe with absolute certainty, earning her some recognition with a Smolderan leader and the right to engage in a hunting exam at his request.Cerulran takes a test with another species known as the Araraki, an infallibly polite and timid representative of her people. Upon completing the hunt, they are put through a naming ceremony and engage in some festivities, taking a somewhat heavier turn as Akabaron, Vi-Smohkan of the Smolderan, goes over his deal with Cerulean.Charter the construction of a boat with Kurojo's aid...Known characters>http://pastebin.com/k2xnqqvBMonster Index>http://pastebin.com/wxwgrCqbCharacter Sheet>http://pastebin.com/7CJx3gq1Twitter:>https://twitter.com/AoPHquestLore>http://pastebin.com/vy0a6Z9r
>>32885500Alright, it's up.So, we're going to pick up Marine's armor, wait for ours to arrive, then notice the index is gone and ask Kurojo who's been in our room the past few days, right?I assume we might have to ask some Smolder, who may or may not cooperate. What was the thing Akabaron told us to tell them if they were uncooperative?
>>32885590We do sort of need to figure out the index mystery.
>>32885500Also to answer your question from the twitter, NO i like the way it is now. Even if it makes sex scenes and such awkward all you need to do is fade to black those.
>>32885621Just about to ask that....Switching from 2nd person to 3rd person semi-omnicient.Y/N?I'm only thinking of it because the wording is weird for when things happen to Ceru. Like seduction.
>>32885621>Not wanting to read about how kurojo lovingly caresses you with aura while giving small, tender, pecks.
So who's gonna fix the pastebin to show +3 instead of +2 because the horns benefit ice skills?
>>32885652Keep it the way it is. The perspective shift would be far stranger, IMHO of course, than the way the writing would change.
>>32885621Hey, Ygg doesn't write sex; the gypsy caravan does.>>32885652I honestly want to see what it would look like.Let's see it for this thread, then we'll decide afterwards if we prefer it or not.
>>32885652Leave it as is
>>32885652I like it the way it is, myself.
>>32885652Is it a permanent shift or is it for specific scenes?
>>32885737Was thinking of a permanent shift. Though I guess if I just made it temporary for things like that, it'd be a fair compromise.
>>32885652Eh, nah. It'd be too jarring.
>>32885652Test it out, then all of us will see.
>>32885737>>32885764shifting for specific scenes would be a good way to do it, especially if it's done during scenes where we're not entirely in control like mentioned.it fits.
>>32885779It's not really something that needs to be tested. It's a switch from 2nd person to 3rd person. If you know how to read and write, you'll know how it comes out.
>>32885764I would not want it to be permanent. I like being in the head of our protag, and moving to third person would, honestly make me less attached to our crazy cat-seal thing, whom is adorable.
>>32885798Some writers write better in certain perspectives.
>>32885764Prof let me just say this. You set the tone of the story with your perspective. Maybe not all of the tone, but a lot of it. Shifting perspectives can shift the tone of your story by quite a bit. Personally i wouldn't unless you felt it absolutely necessary to do so.Also what brought on this sudden desire to change perspectives anyway?
>>32885883And Prof is asking about it since he thinks it would be awkward for scenes like what happened with Hao.The feel would be changed too, which is one of the complaints many of the anons here are raising up.
>>32885935>>32885953The tone change works in some places, which is why I suggest using perspective where it works rather than going always one way or another.
You shift about uncomfortably in your seat, keeping eye contact with the pearly finish of the Araraki's mask. Her head is tipped down slightly, showing her obvious embarrassment at speaking not only up, but against. She's gone silent now, letting her broken speech and accusatory inclination sink in.Marine's lost as usual due to her ignorance of even Raguna common.Kurojo gives you look of subtle concern while leering at the Araraki. The bird is the first to speak, after all, he -is- speaking for you to an extent.“Are you speaking for yourself, or Serebyi?” His tone is modular, and he scrutinizes the lizard. An impatient twitch about her tail giving a physical clue to her lack of confidence.She hisses out a slight breath, and angles her head to the red bird, her leather robes clinging tightly to her body, the oiled straps shimmering sweat in the late morning sun as it peeks through a great window of the upturned ship made guild hall. “We speak... For lost... Glass City old evil...” Her eyes gleam, catching you in her peripherals.You see that her eyes have a strange pattern within the iris, like a flower blooming and a pupil at the center. It's not the eye of a lizard. “Free. Do not return.”“Free” That word make you and Marine tremble for a moment. They'd been hanging in some dark corner within you like some kind of guilty pleasure. As much as it feels wrong, you've had fun being away from the dome, seeing places you'd never seen, meeting those you would never dream.> “Why?”(This leads into No.)> “Okay.” (Obviously yes.)> “If you say so.” (A lie that will likely lose faith later.)> (Other)
>>32886088*The Araraki's speech had been translated by Kurojo.
>>32886088>> “Why?”(This leads into No.)I want to go back, little gal. It's home.
>>32886088>>32886113So "Flee", not "Free"?> “Why?”(This leads into No.)>>32886118She's talking about us leaving the Dome to places like this.
>>32886129Yes, I know.I don't want to leave the dome for places like this.I want to go back home.
>>32886088>[X] “If you say so.” (A lie that will likely lose faith later.)
>>32886088>> “Why?”(This leads into No.)"I have friends that I cannot abandon."
>>32886174AND a mother who thinks we're dead.
>>32886178da, that one too.
>>32886088>> “Why?”(This leads into No.)I don't think we don't really want to abandon either world.
>>32886088>> (Other)Ask why without it leading into No. What great evil did our ancestors commit?
>>32886088>>[x] “Why?”(This leads into No.)I'm not entirely sure what's going on here
>>32886142Oh, wait, nah, it's probably my mistake.
>>32886088>> “Why?”(This leads into No.)Our friends and family are part of the Dome. What's so bad about it that we ought to stay away from it?
>>32886088>> “Why?”(This leads into No.)
Starting to get the feeling that the cataclysm was people trying to fuck with Arceus, and that the whole reason the world is as it is is some tower of babel type old school smiting.
>>32886323It's probably got something to do with the production of mewtwo. It's always got to do with that.
>>32886088> “Why?”(This leads into No.)Even if there is something terribly wrong, you can't just run away. That's the last resort.
>>32886323>>32886341They dared to tamper with the body of Arceus' hold child! Heretics!
>>32886381Holy child.Since Arceus is the god pokemon and Mew contains the DNA of all pokemon.
>>32885500Fuck yeah it's AoPH
>>32886323the jews did this
Two fierce Smolder send up a roar as they put their strength to the test in an arm wrestle, claws digging into the table, a dull grinding as their claws shred the wood. The arms at battle heat up, burning and scorching each other with the infernal heat of their bodies singing the air.It's to this sight that Marine turns her head, going silent as you speak with the Araraki. Your dear friend already knows what you'll say.“Why?” Kurojo translated nearly as quickly as you ask. “I've got friends, and family, and my boss there.” You come out of your wanting haze, burying back the innate desire for freedom. It's a passing daydream, not something to aspire to. You have things to be do.The Araraki turns her head away, covering her vision of you with a pristine scaly hand, human if not for the dermis and nails at the end. “Evil. Bad. You from. But not bad. Should no-”You cut her off with simmering anger, a slam upon the table nearly making her shed her skin, “Why? Why is it bad? What did they do?!”Kurojo chitters hastily, his translation laced with your anger.In the battle of the two smolder, one of them flips the other one down into the floor, taking a chunk of table with him. The victor stands and laughs, his claw still ablaze from their contest. The heat makes the air distort and twist in pain. Marine claps for the winner, and leaves your table, intent to give it a shot.“Marine-”Your voice follows your friend, yet as the spiral finned and feathered tail, sways back and forth at her backside, she doesn't look back. A wave is offered, “I'm gonna go play. Tell me when you're done.” Her voice of mirth is damp with melancholy. Marine understands what's going on now. She as she sits on the broken half of the table, muddying her hand as she challenges the winner. Some of the smolders laugh, but the victor, one with his dark fur broken with yellow stripes and missing a part of his nose sits on down, ready to put your friend to shame.
You hear a sizzle, and their contest begins.The Araraki's peripheral gaze followed after Marine. You can sense a modicum of relief from the lizard. But why? “Glass people... Do bad thing. Serebyi cry. Arceus mad. Sky rain fire. Freeze land. Sky light tear earth. We have stories. Erm... Elder tell story. Elder tell better. Please... Do not return...”> “I'm sorry.”> “Where's the elder?”> “Who are your people?”> (Other)
>>32886560Huh, ceru's getting more heated about this than I thought.
>>32886579> “I'm sorry.”> “Where's the elder?”>>32886560>>32886584One would think she'd be more...icey, when she gets angry that is.
>>32886579> “I'm sorry.”> “Where's the elder?”Regardless of what's been done generations ago, we're still going back.Though, history is good to learn.
>>32886579In retrospect, if anyone was crazy enough to anger Arceus, it WOULD be Silph. Does Ceru realize this?> “Where's the elder?”"Can they ever be forgiven? Can't people change?"
>>32886615Silph Co. is just the government of OUR dome. Other domes have their own thing, apparently, Hoenn dome's being Team Aqua and Team Magma.
>>32886579Sorry, we still need to go back.
>>32886631I can't wait to get Alpha Sapphire...
>>32886631>>32886647I wonder if they still have their weird and dumb objectives like flooding the planet in water.
>>32886631So is there a singular sin, or did all the domes just each anger Arceus in there own way?
>>32886579>> “I'm sorry.”>> “Where's the elder?”>> “Who are your people?”In that order. I assume the elder would be better able to talk about their people, but I wanna hear more from her.
>>32886674If they haven't always lived in domes, Silph would be a much larger company. Often large companies reach further out into the world than just a region or city.
>>32886560Why should we be subject to the whims of arceus and serebyi? What gives them the right to do that to us?
>>32886579> “I'm sorry.”> “Where's the elder?”> “Who are your people?”All of them if possible. If not:> “I'm sorry.”> “Where's the elder?”>>32886584Well how would you feel if some came along and told you that your people killed god and destroyed the world without telling you how or why? Damning your entire lifestyle without being able to explain it to you? id be pissed.
>>32886579When you do something bad you should try your hardest to fix it rather than run away.
>>32886772Yeah, we've built up a pretty loyal and patriotic persona so far. And since she's just a friend/acquaintance at this point, Ceru won't necessarily have the presence of mind to hold herself back for the sake of political niceties.Still, seems like a colder reaction would have been more appropriate. Gotta follow that ice theme, Prof!
>>32886823I wouldn't say patriotic. Loyal to our friends/mom/boss yes, but to go so far as patriotic no, i really wouldn't.
>>32886823Eh, it's more about friends, family, and people than dome patrioticness.They're quite similar in net effect.
>>32886855Part of the reasons Ceru mentioned to Marine why they should return to the dome was that they had a duty to it, so.
Hey, when will dead last ninja quest coming? I been waiting for a while.
>>32886931Did you bother reading the twitter? At all?
>>32886913Duty to boss yes. We are loyal to boss. NOT to the Dome. There is a big difference here.
>>32886769>>32886772theseFuck the "gods"
>>32886931Dran is trying to run one quest at a time. He is trying to get AoPH to a point where he can timeskip it, then do the same for Overhuman and then DLN.
>>32886948I like your spirit, but they are gods for a reason.
>>32886786This along with"Just because others were bad doesn't mean we are, or that our friends are."
>>32886990She already knows we aren't bad people.
>>32886987They're only gods until someone get's a Sword of Akasha. Then they're just really strong entities.Basically, once something is killable, then it is no better than anyone else and thus has no right to say what we should do.
“I'm sorry,” You catch yourself in a sneer and let out a calming hiss of breath, closing your eyes for a moment of meditation to allow yourself time to simmer down. How dare she say that Arceus hates people of the dome though... He's supposed to love everyone. Then again, they also say that Arceus is human...Opening your eyes, you train them upon the Araraki. Her posture doesn't hint any preparedness to run away or flee like when you first met. She must've prepared herself for this conversation. “Who are your people?” You blink, the Araraki over once more, from the oiled leathers, to the twisted bone mask, concealing those flower-patterned irises. “And why would you say something like this?”As Kurojo translates, her head dips down, and she fiddles with her fingers nervously, as though she wants to say something, yet can't think of the right words. Instead, a hand slips down into her robes, and she looks at you directly for the first time. “Elder said... We.” She points to herself, but when she does, you feel as though she points to -all- of herself. “We know evil. We repent now. We... a-are guardians.” > “What do you guard?”> “You repent?”> “Look, I'm sorry but you're not making sense. I have things to do.”> (other)
>>32887059Well until we acquire bullshit weapons that slay gods to us they are FAR more powerful than we can ever imagine.>>32886647>Not going for Omega Ruby>Having this pleb taste.
>>32887112>> “What do you guard?”>> “You repent?”
>>32887112> “You repent?”> “What do you guard?”In this order please.
>>32887112>> “What do you guard?”>> “You repent?”And what do you guard against?
>>32887112> “What do you guard?”I also want to ask why they're repenting. I mean, whatever it is, it happened ages ago, right?
>>32887112> “What do you guard?”> “You repent?”Well, seems like they know they're mutated people. I guess their group took this religious meaning from the experience that changed everybody?
>>32887112>> “You repent?”"Can others repent?">"What do you guard?""Who do you guide?"
>>32887115Ehh, then we just need to keep on truckin, at the rate that we're advancing we'll get there.>>32887161This
>>32887112> (other)Isn't it possible for the Glass People to repent as well?
>>32887115>Omega RubyHow does it feel to be bottom bitch?Alpha Sapphire all the way
>>32887252It depends on what their definition of "repentance" is.
>>32887115>>32887281>Not waiting for the obvious Zeta Emerald to come out
>>32887281>Alpha SapphireLiking shitty whale thing.Not GLORIOUS SUN BEAST.>Not praising the sun.Being THIS pleb.TFW Mega Latiasite is in Alpha Sapphire.;_;
>>32887332I hope Nintendo realizes how many people will throw their money at them for this.
>>32887387I know i fucking would.
>>32885500oh ygg.I feel should tell you something about Hellblazer. the Fear machine arc drags on like a motherfucker and the golden child arc ends Delano's run with a whimper. but god damn is Ennis' run great and he hits the ground running with Dangerous Habits...>I should probably say something on topicCeru can be patriotic, just not jingoist >patriotism"my place of origin is pretty neat.">jingoismmy country right or wrong."
>>32887332>Remakes>Having a third game.Ummm fucking what?!?!?!?
>>32887416You know it's going to happen, anon.
>>32887399Ceru's always seemed way more attached to the people rather than the place. The dome itself really doesn't matter.
>>32887387I heard it'd be Delta Emerald.>>32887399Still only on like the 7th issue. Haven't really been marathoning it. tHat said, I'm liking Constantine as a character because of what's pretty much established in the first issue.>He's not the best almight superbest mage.>He can fuck up.>He'll run when he knows it's beyond his control.>He'll do what he needs to do to get things done.>He knows people.I've also been meaning to ask what made you bring up Hellbalzer to me in the first place.
>>32887416They did do B2 and W2 so there is a chance and do want them to animate the kaiju battle.
>>32887458As long as you're taking up recommendations, why not pick up Sandman? It's also got some side-series, like The Dreaming, and there's also Sandman Overture, which is kind of a continuation.
>>32887470>>32887451>REMAKES>As in they are remaking the game, it is not a new game.>Why not just put all of the best features into the first remakes instead of trying to bleed the fans dry for no reason. Like if ORAS doesn't have Battle Frontier in it imma fucking kill someone.
>>32887541>bleed the fans dry for no reason.except they will, because they can, and they know people will buy all three.
>>32887578I would certainly hope, maybe beyond hope, that GF hasn't fallen to the scourge of the rest of the AAA industry. And its greed and excesses as well. I'd fucking cry.
>>32887458>I've also been meaning to ask what made you bring up Hellblazer to me in the first place.I thought about making some kind of occult quest with the series as the main influence but I just didn't think /tg/ typical ways of doing things would mesh well with it. that and I'm a lazy piece of shit whose muse changes every 5 minutes.I just think it has things that would make an interesting premise/setting/enemies/bbeg/npc/mc and you're the only QM I follow with an occult based quest.(I guess Hollow Quest would count too but its a different vibe from hellblazer, I've heard AE was influenced by the vertigo Lucifer series)and don't read the new 52 series Constantine. its shit
“You repent?” You narrow your eyes. The ruckus coming from the Smolder table reaches a new hype as Marine, with her arm caked in crumbling dirt smashes the far larger smolder into the floor. She jumps onto what's left of the table, and pumps up a fist, letting the cracked mud explode into a small crowd of dust. Some Smolder laugh, others cheer. It's a title of merriment and good fun compared to what you have going on over here.The Araraki nods ignoring the distraction.Yet she gives you no further words, pushing you to inquire further, “Can others repent?”She nods, “Do not go back.”Not what you really wanted to hear... You sigh and lower your vision to the table before you. This is getting exhausting. She's saying things that's getting under your skin, yet she's nonetheless undisturbed save for the glances she makes between you and Marine. “Do not go back” she says. As if it's that easy. And.. “What do you have to repent for?”You affix your vision back to her, a deadpan glare. “You just keep saying that they've done bad things, but what do we have to repent for?”Kueojo translates and looks back to you, as though he wants to ask something, yet he doesn't.“What bad they do?” She answers your question with a question, yet it almost sounds accusatory despite her shy, demeanor. She passes a look over to the exit, betraying where she'd like to go.You begin to answer, or at least think of one. You start thinking... And then you think of yourself. If Silph caught a young Araraki, wouldn't they make a ranger out of them? If Silph caught a young Kahkori, wouldn't they cut it apart? The thought makes you pale, and puts a quash to your anger as you gain perspective.Didn't they mention that Goldie's implant was from a humanoid? It'd be a baby...With a swallow,” W-who do you guard? A guardian guards something, right?”
Kurojo watches you for a moment, offering a hand for your shoulder that you give a dim acknowledgement. He translates and the Araraki looks up, closing her eyes beneath the mask as though to bathe in a light from above.“We guard... People... Nature. Take what need. Return what do not. Repent so Serebyi return. Guard so Gods never angry.”Kurojo butts in now, “Tuskless say that they are Arceus's chosen.”“No one. All cursed. All need repent. Glass City does not.”> (Say Something.)> End the conversation.
>>32887864Let's end the conversation now. She's got her own convictions, after all, and she just wanted to keep us away from the "evil" of the Dome.
>>32887864> (Say Something.)Ask to speak to the elders. I really want to hear the story of humanities fall from grace now.My money is on the creation of Mewtwo. It is ALWAYS to do with Mewtwo.
>>32887864>> End the conversation.this is going nowhere. lets just kill/capture a beastie now eh?
>>32887864Yeah we should NEVER let them meet a Celadon ranger. The Araraki would kill them on fucking sight.
>>32887854Eh, it seems the dome doesn't up and harvest the shit out of intelligent races much. Those machops are doin' fine.>>32887864> (Say Something.)They're still family.
>>32887938Goldie's Abra would be the first example, yes. Our Dome has only met 3 tribes so far.
>>32887864"What is there to gain from repenting?"Some sort of holy land? Enlightenment? This is probably metagaming and a dumb question.>>32887904Experiments like those probably added a hell of a lot to the sin list.Definitely has to do with cutting apart anything and everything and playing god with implants, though.
>>32887864>>32887904I'd like to hear the story as well.
>>32887949Yeah. the goldie thing seemed a one-off favor for sabrina, and not a regular policy.
>>32887964they're a bunch of tree huggers and they hope that if they recycle enough Serebii will come back and jizz rainbows or whatever serebii does when he/she/it is happy
>>32887974It wasn't a favor, it was "this is the first time anyone's ever been able to catch an Abra"
>>32888009Probably closer to planet-cultists. Celebi is probably mind worms.
>>32888028No, Sabrina actually specifically requested that they capture an Abra for Goldie after their first contact.
>>32888028>>32888048Both of these things are true.
>>32888009Serebyi is a time traveler and guardian of the forest as well as a powerful psionic. Make of that what you will, but it IS a very powerful legendary for what it can do.
>>32888009Why are we calling celebi "serebii"?
>>32888064Same reason Feraligatr is Ordile.
>>32887864I refuse to turn my back on my friends and family, no matter who or what dislikes us or where we live.
>>32888059I know Celery's MO. I saw (the back of VHS case of) the movie>>32888064celebi serebii celery who cares?
>>32888064Corruption of the name and because its fucking hilarious, to treat Joe as a god-being, much like all of fucking /vp/ does.
>>32888087This is pretty much Ceru's whole train of thought.
I just got an idea. The next time we speak to Hao, maybe we can ask him about Eubrena?
>>32888122I dunno, do you mind talking with your mouth full?loligaggin
>>32888122I'd rather not see him again.
>>32888122Show of hands.>End Conversation. (Will include Ceru's convictions, etc.)>Take me to your leader. (This will be a bit of a trek.)
>>32888173>Take me to your leader. (This will be a bit of a trek.)
>>32888173>End Conversation. (Will include Ceru's convictions, etc.)
>>32888173>>Take me to your leader. (This will be a bit of a trek.)Let Marine know what's up though. I wouldn't mind if she just chilled at the lodge.
>>32888173Eh, I'm neutral towards it.I'm fine with going to the leader, but I have no intention of changing my mind on going back.
>>32888173>>End Conversation. (Will include Ceru's convictions, etc.)
>>32888173>>End Conversation. (Will include Ceru's convictions, etc.)I wanna go on that hunt that we agreed upon going on.Stop it with the side quests.
>>32888173>End Conversation. (Will include Ceru's convictions, etc.)Let's save it for a different time.
>>32888173Did you mean to quote that guy?>End Conversation. (Will include Ceru's convictions, etc.)Sidequest later, maybe.
>>32888173>End Conversation. (Will include Ceru's convictions, etc.)NO, NO, NO, NO, NO.I wanna go home.
>>32888225Well, before that, we still need to get our equipment. Then we'll find out about our missing index and will need to go look for it.It was missing right when we woke up, so it was either taken by the butler or during the time we were unconscious. We'll need to ask Kurojo about who came and went into our room during that time.
>>32888262Nah, the dude is sending it to us, they took it off when they gave us the dress.Even if they did take it off, stealing among the smolder is a sure way to get yourself killed, because mon weapons are priceless tools and treasures.
>>32888173I actually sort of want to hear what he has to say, now that I think about it.>Take me to your leader. (This will be a bit of a trek.)Still stubborn about the dome thing though.
>>32888300When we woke it up and put it on before leaving, though, Ceru felt like something was missing.>You and Marine get on her peasant grass skirt and you, your armor, for what it's worth. You get the feeling that something is missing, but it just feels good to be back in some kind of clothing, even if you're going to be wearing something else when you get to the Governer's hall.
>>32888335Then the smolders took it off us while we were evolving.Still they know not to steal shit during a change.
>>32888173>>Take me to your leader. (This will be a bit of a trek.)Let's bring Marine with us.
>>32888351And like I said, either the smolders did it, or the butler is the culprit. Considering the kind of training Hao's guards are implied to have and the capability Ceru sensed from Yasake, he could easily be capable of some sleight of hand.
>>32888173>>>End Conversation. (Will include Ceru's convictions, etc.)No more sidequests
>>32888429>Implying the hunt isn't the sidequest.
>>32888438I just want to focus on getting our stuff back right now instead of dragging it out.
>>32888438It's a fun sidequest with combat and benefits and a clear goal.Rather than moral bullshit and we're right you're wrong and we know they're not gonna change our minds.
>>32888438>implying our self-imposed main quest isn't getting back home>implying the hunt isn't part of the main quest
>>32888173>>End Conversation. (Will include Ceru's convictions, etc.)Too homesick for side quest.
>>32888173>>Take me to your leader. (This will be a bit of a trek.)Having our convictions reinforced by worldly knowledge would be great for our diplomatic endeavors.
>>32888438Well you know, maybe if we didn't actually have a practical thing to worry about, we'd pursue the things you want us to chase after. But we can't because we do have things to take care of.
“I can't...” You begin to shake your head, affirming your own convictions even amidst your wavering heart. “I have friends and family there. I can't just leave them. I can't just not go back.” You can't help the twitch at the corners of your mouth into a frown. You start tearing up as Marine cheers again after winning another round.She's making this much harder than it needs to be... As much as she wants to stay. As much as you both want freedom... Duty calls you back. Back to the dome.“I'm sorry, but I just can't. No matter what Arceus has in mind, or what you think your Serebyi wants, I can't abandon my friends, family, and the ones I protect.” You hald a hand over your breast, over your heart, “I'm a guardian too. Can you really say that it's so wrong?”As Kurojo relays the message, the Araraki falters, shuddering as she shakes her head. “No. Not wrong. Not bad. Misguided.” She stands to leave, looking back at you a mournfully, as though you were a lost child. No. Because you are a lost child. “We help hunt. No help return. Bye.” She makes for the door, slithering between tables as she exits. Her parting words a double promise, yet one made in ignorance. The hunt is going to help you return. It is.You let out the air that's gone stale in your lungs, and rise from the table, looking over to the one with Marine facing yet another Smoldering challenger, steam rising from her hand as she does battle against fiery might with her own of the marshes.Jojo follows after, quiet for the most part as he senses your atmosphere. “Marine, come on. We're going to g see if your gear's ready.”“Hold on Ceru... This one's a toughie...” She strains herself, veins popping out from her brow, her armored forearm shaking from the might of her foe.
Across from her is a slender Smolder, you recognize her as Akabaron's stewardess, Nala. Her fiery claws rip the moisture from Marine's protection and the slender Smolder's musculature brimming with an equally deceptive might as she matches Marine dead in the center.> “No really Marine, let's go.”> Sit quietly and watch.> (Other)
>>32888609>[x] Sit and watch.cheer our bff onshe's gonna get injured isn't she?
>>32888609> Sit quietly and watch.
>>32888609Wrap it up, marine. If it takes longer than a minute, I'm dousing you in water.
>>32888609>> Sit quietly and watch.Give some support, try to get outta the bad mood so we can enjoy the hunt like a proper hunter.
>>32888609>> Sit quietly and watch.Can't interrupt her while she's concentrating like this.
>>32888609>> Sit quietly and watch.Might as well have someone be happy around here.
>>32888681Wanna lighten the mod a bit with some cheerleading Prof?
>>328887472 4 6 8UltraMarine is mighty great1 3 5 7Nala is barrenthe last part need a bit of work..
>>32888884>Nala is barrenOuch. That's personal.
>>32888908and the worst part is the last line is a bit of stretch for the rhyme scheme
If anything would have pissed Arceus off, to be honest I'd assume it would have something to do with Reshiram and Zekrom, a war between truth and ideals that devastated the world.A broken dragon that can never be made whole.
>>32889053Honestly, I do not give two flying fucks about pokemon theology. Practically every fucking region has a creation myth.I'm going with good old fashioned nuclear war for no real reason.
>>32889098This is pokemon.It was a war fought with captured legendaries.
>>32889053>>32889098My bet is "arceus" was the codeword for some kind of poke-skynet that caused human doom. Or nuke wars. Or whatever the hell else a poke-skynet would do.
>>32889125Masterballs are nukes?
>>32889125Or the Doomsday weapon/resurrection thing from X&Y
>>32889135Nah masterballs are the ultimate enslavment tools.Think about it..>Masterball can catch ANYTHING, no muss no fuss, no hassle. Any pokemon, one throw caught.>According to the Sinnoh Myths, human and pokemon used to be not that different, up to and including breeding.>So following this logic, masterballs are capable of catching any pokemon, do you think they could capture people? Or has humanity diverged to much from its poke-world origins?
"arceus" was probably what happened when some global pokeball containment thing failed.Pokeballs work by teleporting these things to a central stasis facility, yeah? Something fucked with it.
I really doubt Arceus is a metaphor for something other than the celestial deer what created the world.Also, we should ask the Araki girl about Giratina.
>>32889269We should get their say on it from the elder at ssssome point.
Watching for a moment, you realize this may take a bit and pull up a chair, Kurojo stands. “You wanna go next?” He whispers to you, a slight chuckle to his word to try to dispel your mood.“No.” You state flatly, “I'm not as strong as her.”Marine's dirt protection begins to come to the completion of its bake before crumbling away. Marine sweats from the heat and pain as her skin begins to sizzle in contact with the female Smolder's burning claw.“You can stop anytime cub. I'm stronger than most of the men here.” Nala's words purr, yet her upper lip's curled to reveal a fang, her brow lowered and wrinkled, her ears held low and twitching. She's giving it her all too.“Ugh... Stop taking... I can't understand a word you're saying!” Marine yells and forces the claw back.“You should stop.” You advise, but you can already tell that she won't listen. She's playing their game, and she wants to win. She's enjoying it, even despite the unfair advantage the Smolder has.All eyes are on her too. It looks like some Smolders are placing bets, it's likely that they're against Marine.“You really should stop.” You say again, though it's to yourself, and not for what she might think. She really needs to stop having fun... It'll just be harder to leave.Marine growls and summons up more strength, forcing Nala's claw back centimeter by centimeter. Some of the Smolder hold their breath, bite a lip, tighten claws. They've got a lot riding on this. Can she do it? Can Marine win? Who's going to lose their bet?Then Nala's grip tightens, engulfing Marine's hand in flame as she forces back progress, even going so far as to bring her but an inch from the surface of the table, twisting Marine's arm back, and forcing the fight into a disadvantage. Marine starts to hiss and pant against the heat and pain. The smell of cooking fish fills the air.“Come on cub. Just a bit more and it won't hurt anymore...”
“Sht...hmph!” Marine yells and twists her arm back, looking to finish it with sheer strength, yet Nala stops her at the even point before bringing on steady progress again.You rest your head in your hands, wondering if they have anything like burn heal around here. It's starting to look like Marine'll need it. Potent stuff too.Her shelled arm smashes against the table, sending Marine over the edge for the first time. Nala raises her unused arm with a fist, letting the “combatant” rest as its earned the right. All you can ponder is how strong exactly this female must be if she can overpower Marine of all people...Picking your friend up off the ground, she winces at her scorched right hand, a pad of dust in the shape of Nala's claw flaking away, leaving the rest burned a bit darker.“Happy?”Marinr gives you a dauntless thumbs up with her unburnt hand, “You know it! I'll get her next time Ceru! All the other ones were chumps!”Nala approaches, opening her arms as the spectating Smolder gather around, “Glory be to the challenger, Ultramarine! She's been my best match yet!” The smolder's arms come down, favoring the exhausted one. “You scrubs need to redouble your clawfighting. Cub puts your flame and strength to shame.”Nala and Marine bump knuckles. The two seem to understand each other even without Aura. It baffles you somewhat that they seem so close, but you don't question it. You're really not in the mood to.“Marine, we're going on a hunt. We need to get your gear.”Marine's eyes nearly sparkle at the word,” Oh really? Oh, oh, can we bring back a trophy or something? I really want to show them something. What do you think they'd respect more? A head? Wait, head might be too big. An eye? Too squishy. A tooth? Ah, that's perf-”“Marine.” You grab your friend by the shoulders. “We need to focus right now. We need to get things to go home.”
Marine stares at you for a moment, the joy draining from her face slowly but surely as she understands. “Yeah. Okay... By the way, have you seen my index?”It occurs to you suddenly- that's what you were missing. That's what wasn't there when you put your armor on today. Hao's... influence hazed your mind at the time, but you were definitely missing it.“Our indexes... Are gone?” You lock up, and slowly release Marine, looking around at all the faces in the room, Kurojo and Nala specifically trained on yours. “Who took it?” You ask with a grim spectre looming about in your heart.“Jojo, you were awake, right? Did you see anyone take our indexes?” Your CGS is missing too. With it, and with the index, you're lacking not only your index, but your repel-tech. You feel vulnerable all of a sudden, naked.Kurojo shakes his head,”No... I didn't see anyone take it... I came back when you were in the infirmary, remember?”>Who took your gear? If you choose to point your finger, you may insult someone...Be back in like 20.
>>32889322Oh, poor marine.These fire games are no fun.>>32889357I don't know who took our gear. I don't want to insult people, so let's start by asking the smolders that watched us if it was still on us at that time.
>>32889357Well, we don't know who entered our room, so Yasake is a prime culprit. He, aside from Nala and Akabaron, would be the only one who knows what the index was or to even look for it since, for all appearances, the index would have been integrated into our armor.
>>32889357>>32889401Question, Prof>Kurojo shakes his head,”No... I didn't see anyone take it... I came back when you were in the infirmary, remember?”I thought Kurojo spent the entire time with us? Is this referring to the time when he left to clean up?
>>32889357Yeah I don't really feel comfortable accusing anyone.Also, why were so many people passing up free worldbuilding earlier?
didn't an old kakhhori undress us when our change started?
>>32889420We've got stuff to do. Like finding out where our index is.
>>32889420Because they felt that going to see the elder meant we would never go back to the Dome.
>>32889420Let's hope we run over the worldbuilding again later.
>>32889429Presumably, tampering or touching other hunters' equipment would be frowned down upon within the guild. So I think we can just look over the other guild members for now.Only the ones who would know to look for the index are Akabaron and Hao's groups. Akabaron doesn't have a motivation to do so, unless he wants us to get suspicious towards the tuskless.>>32889357>>32889401Make sure to tell Nala about this. She knows about the index. Tell her we need it to get back home (since it's the only way we can call other Rangers).
>>32889484It is. And it isn't the reason why people voted against it. Read it over instead of just believing whatever any bitter anon says. No one wanted to waste any more time on it since we had other things we needed to do. Pragmatism.
>>32889488Yeah, it's okay to tell her as long as we don't accuse her.Since it IS important and only we know how to use it properly.
>>32889484>>32889441Let's just hope we get the chance to hear the stories later under less charged circumstances. Or when we have other business to take us to the elders.Possibly map/sailing/monster boat creation related business.
>>32889519There's the shortwave radio too and possible information on the geography of Kanto. Just general encyclopedic stuff, perhaps, but it'd be good for finding landmarks to guide us.
>>32889536Now that I think about it, we ARE going to have to talk with the arakai about monster-based boat techniques.THAT is the perfect time for the elder to talk to us about his things.Hints, prof!
>>32889505But I don't really see how that would be wasting time, it's not like we'll be able to go home any time soon.Also, even if the people in power do some shady shit, condemning the whole population indiscriminately is the actions of a monster.
>>32889640Wasting thread time.
>>32889640You know how long it takes Prof to write, right?At the pace he's going, it'd have taken us another thread or two just to address the issue of our missing index if we let him take us to the Araraki elder for an info dump. And that's wasted time both inside and outside the story to look for the index. IC, it's better to start sooner rather than later on finding our stuff.
I say we go to Akabaron over this. have him helps us look for it. assuming he isn't the one that had it stolen in the first place.Yasake is also a possible suspect and it might explain why Hao seemed to drop his interrogation/seduction to quickly...
>>32748419After Yasake showed up.It was the braided Smolder that was handling our stuff while we were incapacitated, it seems. I don't mistrust him, but it'd be worth asking if he remembers seeing it and when the last time was, since he's probably here, and it's a lot easier to ask him then start investigating the fucking palace and it's servants.
>>32889357>>32889401>>32889488>>32889795These. It'd be good to ask the Smolder with the braids too, just so that we can have a valid time stamp.
What if a random Smolder got high, took the index, and just wandered off?
>>32889135>using masterballs on legendaries>not using pokeballs>being this plebStep up.
>>32889964Entirely possible.It's why we're putting the word out we're looking for it.
>>32889998If we announce publicly, the thief is gonna go even deeper into hiding.I say we take it to Akabaron.
>>32890031you're overestimating the high random smolder
Talk to Nala, she seems to be pretty high up.
>>32890052well, that, and by "putting the word out" I meant "telling the local authorities", as that's what we are doing based on what consensus looks like.
>>32889998I don't want to put the "word out". I wanted to pull Nala aside and talk to her about it privately.>>32890031Akabaron is out, he left to look for a Smolder inventor interested in ocean travel technology; someone is standing in for him. Might be Nala, might be someone else.
>>32748419Did this get deleted?
>>32890064Nala seems pretty fond of us, she's a good place to start
>>32890102Anon was quoted a post from 2 threads ago.
>>32890107She's fond of Marine now, at least. Since Akabaron acknowledged Ceru, she probably shares the same opinion.
>>32890115Ah, alright. In any case I stepped out for a bit. Writing up now.You guys want to ask Nala about this?
>>32890137wouldn't hurt.either she helps or tells us to fuck off
>>32890137Yep. Since the index is an important tool to help us get back, we'll need whatever help we can get in its retrieval.
>>32887644they fell to it back in Gen 3
>>32890162Why would she tell us to "fuck off"?
>>32890137Are you trying to delay the hunt till next thread because you haven't got the modifiers worked out yet?
>>32890181IMO, she throws out that tough love, cruel to be kind get stronk stand on your own two feet vibealso, I'm a pessimist
>>32890217You can hunt without your index you know, and you're aware that it's been missing since last thread anyway.
>>32890225Being a pessimist doesn't mean you throw logic out the window.
>>32890234Yeah, but you know the players well enough to know that they would rather spend the time looking for the index than hunt because it's so important.
>>32890225More likely they'll take it really seriously because to hunters their weapons are their life, so stealing is akin to robbing someone of most everything they are.Think about how rare and important their weapons are to them.Also more likely a ferrine to take it.Smolders are to warrior honor strength to steal.Kahkori are to HONOR to steal.Araraki are to scared to steal.Unless it was a tuskless, in which case we're fucked.
>>32890242Anon, I really don't care what assumption sets off your autism alarm.I'm not going to assume she'll drop everything to help us either.she'll help us or she won't. que sera sera
>>32890278Rule number one.Those who steal from the MC die fiery deaths.This is true for all Quests and you know it.
>>32890326You forgot who she follows, right?
>>32890339Its the make the players go wherever you want trick.Its a classic and it plays off man's innate sense of "those fuckers! our shit!"
>>32890339Yeah, you don't fuck with /tg/s stuff. Fucking with /tg/s stuff is almost as bad as fucking with /tg/s waifu.Good thing one one is dumb enough to fuck with Marine.
>>32890326>I'm not going to assume she'll drop everything to help us either.Um...you're being quite the little snot here now, you know.It's not as if he doesn't have a point; the only thing you're playing off right now is the tough love appearance of the Smolders. You're not even bothering who Nala is.
>>32890364>"those fuckers! our shit!"Pretty much the essence of /tg/. Even when it's not our shit, then it's just loot.
>>32890395>You're not even bothering who Nala is.Bothering to remember who Nala is.
>>32890320Smolders have the same honor thing going on with Kahkori, if Akabaron's little history lesson is of any indication. They're just sprinkled with more pragmatism since they don't have the luxury of being the top predators.
>>32890395how many conversations have we had with Nala?are you asking me to apologize for entertaining the possibility that she won't help us?I voted to ask her too you know
>>32890442Different anon.No, this isn't about personality. Are you completely unable to figure it out yourself?
>>32890462Dude, it's entirely reasonable for that guy to entertain the possibility they won't help.They have an entire different culture, who knows how they view personal grievance.Heck, we may have another deathmatch.
>>32890462The muh honor stuff?She might have shit to do.You guys need to find more productive ways to kill time while waiting for prof's update than starting stupid arguments.try listening to music. Nujabes is pretty good.
>>32890442We assume Akabaron wants to help us return to the Dome for some sort of political reason or maybe, just maybe, out of a sense of adventure/romance(?). So. Connect the dots. Nala is his apparent second in command, after all.
>>32889357I'm guessing Yasake or one of the gossiping ladies at the bath house.We should ask Nala and the Smolder doctor who saw to us when we were evolving, see if any of them known anything.
>>32890556No, we already know we didn't have it when we put on the armor right after recovering from evolution.
>>32890577Huh. So it was jacked some time between us coming back from the Ordile hunt and us Evolving?
>Je reap chakuen ojur des lan vize des driens.So. Any guesses on what this means?
>>32890547>Nala is his apparent second in command, after all.You're assuming too.Neither one of us has the answer. Prof does.
>>32890594No. We had it with us on the Ordile Hunt.We became unaware of it between the time we STARTED evolving and after Yasake visited us, when we were putting on our armor.
>>32890602We eat chicken, we're the one from the dreams.
>>32890602Jog my memory anon. Exactly where is that from again?>>32890618Most likely scenario is it was taken while were evolving.
>>32890605I'm not the guy you started talking out with?I'm just pointing out and explaining why he said you had no reasoning at all. Because your entire "pessimistic" post was rather feeble in its foundations.
>>32890618Well that's narrowing it down. Jacked while we were evolving?I'd ask the Doctor. Maybe Nala knows where he is.They might have just taken off our armor to make it easier for us to evolve, and forgotten to replace it.
>>32890643>Jog my memory anon. Exactly where is that from again?Thread 43.
>>32890657Hunters may have an unspoken rule against touching, tampering with, and stealing each other's stuff (given the spoiler in Prof's last post, this seems to be the implication).Unless they had a reason to, they wouldn't take our index. Akabaron's group can be suspected since he seemed quite a bit frustrated when we couldn't tell him how our tech worked. Hao's group is just as suspicious; a game of shadows and all that crap.It depends on how willing and patient Akabaron is to play the long game and how interested Hao is in learning about us.
Rattling your brain for suspects, you try to remember everything you can of the past few days beyond the sleeping and the pain. You celebrated your initiation into the Hunters, and drank with Akabaron. You started to feel the oncoming pains of evolution then.You and Marine played a losing game with a Smolder and puked your guts out.You retired to bed, talking with Kurojo. Your evolution began that night.The morning, you woke up to pain and could barely move, a braided Smolder undressed you while you slept... The braided Smolder?Wait, Kahkori took care of you too, they helped with making you comfortable. Something felt missing when you armored up. It went missing sometime within that three day period. But who... Kurojo was by your side the entire time...Marine pomders over your expression, you mite at your claw as you think, finding your eyes fall upon Nala. It couldn't hurt to ask.With a step forward, you look up at the beastly woman, her ember cat eyes looking down upon you in recognition. Her unrestrained gaze forces a bit of meekness out of you, yet you're steadfast. “Ahoy firs' mate. I seem t'be missin' a certain piece o' me gear. I woun't reckon you'd 'ave a clue 'bout it?”Nala's face contorts into a bit of a scowl,” Didn't I tell you not to talk? That broken sailor speak is loathsome, reminds me too much of the accursed water.” She squishes her eyes shut and shudders at the thought.“Y' know sometin' or y' don't” You shrug, “Need me an' answer mate.”She snorts fire from her nose, blistering the air with ember trails as she affixes her gaze upon you with cruel and condescending undertone,”That a threat, cub? Did your salt-lashed teacher give you any manners?”
>>32890727Fine whatever.We'll ask Jojo, the other Kahkori and the braided Smolder.
Her malice unnerves you, making you take a step back whilst she takes a step forward. Kurojo steps in front of you, holding you back as he stands tough for a moment before he's breathing a powerful Smolder woman's brimstone. “Stand aside Kahkori, the cub fights your battles for you, remember?”Kurojo looks down, and you start to push past until he pushes back. “We're missing something. We have a thief in the guild. She's just asking a question. Would you know anything about it?”Nala rescinds her fury within the blink of an eye, seeming unnaturally docile,”Ah, is that it?” She laughs, “Could barely understand with that salted tongue of hers.” Her claws wrap around Kurojo's throat, he's thrown aside like a ragdoll before he can find a proper counter, coughing at the rough treatment.“If I find the culprit, would you be willing to kill them?” She lowers herself to look you in the eye.You remember Yellow, and you swallow, suddenly unsure. It's all she needs.“Smolders demand that when one has grievance with another, they fight. The stronger one is the one that is right. Yellow had grievance with your friend, and the Kahkori had grievance with him. Then you had grievance when he forbade you from approaching the Vi-Smokhan. He is dead, the difference is settled. If you do not know who stole, then they must either think you weak, and rightly so as you've misplaced your life's tools, or they are prepared already to die for the grievance they have bestowed upon you.Either way. One less hungry mouth.” She says that final word with a cool resolution, as if she's made peace with the fact that she's just one among many of her people. For a moment, you feel a familiarity with her. You're the same to an extent. If you died, you'd just be one less ranger to the dome. Though the ones that love you...
You look over the Smolder-woman's face. A calm picture of feral might and martial prowess wrapped into one canvas. She rises, the ultimate killing machine, and walks past you,”I will look into it.”Marine waves with her good hand, “See ya miss kitty! We need to wrestle again!”Arceus-dammit Marine... You touch your brow in frustration.> Pursue Nala on the topic.> Retrieve Marine's equipment, receive yours and go on a hunt.> Question others in the Guild hall about this...> Go explore the city.> Bring this up with Lord Hao.> (other)
>>32890803>> Retrieve Marine's equipment, receive yours and go on a hunt.We don't urgently need it and she said that she would look into it.Also does this mean that we get all of Yellows shit?
>>32890803Yeah, about as expected. Who else can we talk with about this? I still sort of want to ask the braided guy if he saw anything.I'd much rather counter-thieve than have to do another deathmatch.
>>32890803> Retrieve Marine's equipment, receive yours and go on a hunt.So I guess by the fact that we didn't even bring up Yasake that you thought it was completely irrelevant to the situation?
>>32890803>> Retrieve Marine's equipment, receive yours and go on a hunt.She said she would look into so let's give her a chance. Also another hunt will prove to her we're not weak. Also this>>32890826 She makes it sound like you get the shit of the person you kill.
>>32890803> Question others in the Guild hall about this...Can I spot any of the Kahkori who tended to us while we were evolving?
She told us to fuck off and helped us.Hidden motherly tendencies because she can't have kids? >>32890803>[x] Question others in the Guild hall about this...time to narrowing the suspect list down.lets start with looking for Braids
>>32890803>Ask Kurojo if there's anything wrong with our languageBecause, come on. It's about time we raised the issue up with him.
>>32890840It was already gone by that time.Most likely not the governers faction that took it.
>>32890784Well, Nala just strongly>impliedit wasn't a Smolder that jacked our shit.
>>32890832I suppose this is a >>32890803>> Question others in the Guild hall about this...vote.Focus on the little cat dudes and the doctor that watched us.
>>32890803Either we stand up on the table and Roar "WHO STOLE ME SHIT" Or>> Retrieve Marine's equipment, receive yours and go on a hunt.
>>32890883Upon checking, it was gone AFTER we spoke to Yasake. So he's just as much of a suspect as anyone else.
>>32890876yeah, the joke's worn thin and it's becoming a problem. we really need to fix this.
>>32890905We were in his presence the entire time, we would have seen him take it.
>>32890901YARR WHO AM'NG YE SLUNK OFF W'TH ME BOOTY
>>32890884Yeah. It was probably not a smolder.I want to ask around with the smolders to make sure nobody ELSE was in our bags while we were evolving.
>>32890803>> Retrieve Marine's equipment, receive yours and go on a hunt.I just wanna go kill something.It'll also probably be a bit of a stress reliever for Ceru after the governor and that talk with Araraki
>>32890876Yeah this. The time has come for us to learn how to speak good.
>>32890803> Retrieve Marine's equipment, receive yours and go on a hunt.As an aside>>32890876>>32890920>>32890962Adding my vote here too.
>>32890901>>32890945Second.Either settle it quick or trust Nala.Also insult the strength and honor of the thief.
>>32890962me also want speak with smart
>>32890926Some sleight of hand, maybe. It depends on how strong we're to believe Hao's close servants are. But yeah, we can go with that. Double checking, the only clue that any of our stuff had gone missing was when Ceru put on her armor.For all we know, an Araraki my have taken it. Our friend was rather dead set against us returning to the Dome, after all. May have thought it was important to us and taken it "for our own good".
>>32890862>you get the shit of the person you kill.A society like that doesn't sound like it would last long.Would still be neat to have that gun, though.
>>32891032Yeah, exactly.We're not accusing the smolders. They probably didn't do it. We -are- using them as information to spot who did it.
I like it.>Hunting time.>Announce your challenge, insult the thief's honor.
>>32891035It would if you don't really want the shit of those weaker than you.
>>32891046I can dig it.
>>32891046Aww, no noir ceru investigations option.
>>32891046We still need to address the pirate speak.
>>32891046>Hunting time.It wasn't a Smolder who jacked our shit, I'll bet. I'd like to ask more questions of the braided doctor or the Kahkori who tended us during "... the change ...".But since that's not an option, huntan.
>>32891097We can talk to jojo on the way out on the hunt.
>>32891097maybe we can roll to pick up normal smolder speech through osmosis like we did with pirate slang somewhere down the road.I can't remember the last time we rolled for something.
Rolled 10>>32891125I'm going to roll for nothing and waste one of your high rolls, wakka wakka noot noot
>>32891046>>32891097>>32891120Prof.>Remember that Kurojo laughed at us the first time we spoke to him in common>Hit himYou must do this or you are the worst QM EVER. EVEEEER.
>>32891125Gotta meditate on it.Just sit and observe
You guys know tat was the game plan and not a vote right? We're doing both of those.
Calling it now. It was Araraki who took our shit so that we wouldn't go back to the dome.
>>32891231Might very well have been.But I countercall that with it was a ferine who rifled our stuff unawares to sell for extra spending money. Shit looked valuable.
>>32891046So Prof. You remember that Ceru is still wearing the gold dress? With her hair styled and curled?Please tell me you remembered this before you started writing, or so help me I will hate you for missing such an opportunity.
>>32891231Heh. A little late on the draw there, anon.>>32891243What were the black ferrines called again? I thought they lived in their own settlements, unlike their friendlier, more cooperative cousins?
>>32891252I almost forgot... What would I be missing?
>>32891274>Pirate speak>Beauty queen look>Loli>In the middle of a room filled with buff huntersCome on, Prof. That's comedy, right there.
>>32891272The black ones mingle in the city and other settlements too. Not as trusted, but they still lurk around.
>>32891274A dress clad and fancy looking Ceru standing on a table bellowing a challenge to a crowded bar.Now get writing.
>>32891289>buff huntersBuff, DRUNKEN hunters.
>>32891293>>32891289Its called dressing for success
>>32891272Oh, black ferrines could totally do it. they already tried to steal our shit once before.
>>32891274Throw in a Snarl too, Prof. Always good for intimidation.
>>32891354Nah, might piss off some of the non related.An insult is enough.
>>32891354What did Snarl do again? Hinder 'technical' attacks? What constitutes as a technical attack again?
inb4 ceru is laughed out of the room
Taking what Nala said to heart you turn your thoughts inward again. Honor. They've been talking about that a lot. If you call out a thief, they'd challenge you right? If it were a Kahkori or a Smolder... An Araraki thought? No, the thought of one of those timid folk stealing doesn't seem likely.Stepping up onto a table, you can smell the fumes of the alcohol burning from Smolder maws, the high proof stinking up the room, the meat cooking on spits over a fire... All eyes wary of you, looking upon your preened and curled hair, silken golden dress, turn to you as you take in a deep breath with your emasculate feminine.“WHICH ONE A' YOU BARNIES TOOK ME GEAR! AH'LL SMASH YER HEAD IN, SWEAR IT ON ME MUM! YE THIEVIN' COWARDS!” Your call for challenge quiets the hall, and you now have one hundred percent attention upon you.Many of the eyes are attached to gaping maws, and other drunken onlookers. The entire place explodes into laughter at the incredibly odd scene. You standing up upon a table, bellowing out challenge in a noble's finery.“Get off the table!”“Take it off, I'll tell you who did it!”“Yeah, what he said!”“Not if I smash yer head in first, wench!”“Is that the Blachne Diab?! I'd wreck that!”You look about the room at the many faces, trying to feel out any suspicious or unnerved auras. Instead you find many that are hysterical, while some are angered by such an insult, and others? You'd really rather not think about... Nothing comes up, and none meet your challenge. By the time you come down, cheeks flushed a deep blue, you whisper to Kurojo and Marine, “Let's just go.” Could today get any worse?
>>32891381Their laughing will stop when we drag the body of a Kanghaskan or a Charizard through the door.
>>32891423Time to hunt
>>32891423>I'd wreck that!They like them young outside, I see.
Rolled 6>>32891423my fuckingsides
>>32891423Well, we can confidently say it's not the smolders, I think.
>>32891423>Could today get any worse?of course!
>>32891447We have boobs now.We're mid teens as far as puberty at least.
>>32891458We could die!
>>32891472Rapid development, anyway.
>>32891488but of what?place your bets!I think I'll pick rectal trauma today..
>>32891488You could get your soul eaten by a wild ghost and your sense of identity obliterated as you're slowly integrated into the monster's body!
>>32891508Sounds like fun!
>>32891423>SWEAR IT ON ME MUM!My sides.....
>>32891508That's someone's fetish. I guarantee it. Some kind of "soul vore" or "body melding".
>>32891567Maybe it goes under mindbreak?Fuck it. I don't understand that one, anyways.
>>32891567someone accused it of being prof's fetish.
>>32891626We know he likes musclegirls. Maybe he got hot and sweaty over that arm wrestling.
>>32891614You know what fetish I don't understand?Feet.What the fuck is the deal with that anyway.
>>32891423I'm surprised the Smolder had the presence of mind to speak in common. Must have really wanted Ceru to hear their catcalls.
>>32891696The nerves that control the feet are located near the part that does pleasure? Maybe?
>>32891696I can understand it to an aesthetic sense, but only in terms of how it would compare to the whole body. I just...I just can't get into it when it's really feet focused.
>>32891696That's an actual fetish, or paraphilia. Most of the shit people call fetishes aren't really, they are just preferences. Real fetishes are things like feet that are inexplicable.
>>32891696The feet are one of (if not the most) sensitive non ergenous zone on the body.Deriving sexual pleasure from stimulation of them is quite easy if you get over the stigma.Then there's also the domination aspect.
You set out into the city at Kurojo's behest, asking one of the few that didn't witness your display where the smith is and follow him with your head low. Your dress catches the eye of many a passersby.A couple black ferrine start tailing you, waddling up behind you and mewing out a song to attract your attention. You ignore them, and swat at them with your spiked tail, keeping them at bay like flies.“So, uh, White...”“What Jojo?”“I could help you fix your common...”“... please do.” You say, pulling at the dress. As you and Kurojo go over fixing some of your words, Marine spreads a salve from one of the Kahkori doctors to help her hand's burn heal. Though she seems thoughtful, admiring the damage done that's in the shape of Nala's claw.“Think I should keep it? I'd just have to use less ointment or something.”“Why would you want to do that Marine?” You say, starting to feel like a mother or something.She just shrugs,” I dunno. I think it looks cool. And uh, her name is Nala, right? She's awesome. I wanna be like her.” Marine smiles, entertaining her own careless fantasies.You begin to wonder if she's being serious about this or not. Maybe it's just because she can't understand anyone? As you walk through the city, with the sun sweltering down high and hot in the sky, you don't bother to ask. You don't want to know the answer. You just want to get home so you don't have to fight with all these ideas and the prospect of not going home. Why should that even be on the table?You come to a worskhop of sorts situated close enough to the sea to smell the salts upon the air, and hear the work from within. Upon entry, you see a great deal of weapons lining the walls made from various beasts, and of all different shapes and sizes. Two guards stand within, both Kahkori, watching intently from their posts at either side of the door.
>>32891867Those black ferrinesThey have our shitI know itThey're trying to get our attention.
>>32891867Keeping scars as trophies to brag about would be something Devon would do, Marine. That is to say, if you really wanna be cool, you don't say anything about it. Be mysterious and shit.
>>32891891They'll get their's anonhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTvuPmVnSrs
>>32891867You know, if Marine wants to stay here, she really should make more an effort into learning the language.
>>32891904Say this to her, We are the Queen of Cool.
>>32891920She isn't staying
>>32891920She's not staying, she just brought it up with Ceru.
>>32891912I still think they might be a lead on the index.Ferrines could steal anything and get away unnoticed around here.
Looking forward to seeing Marine's Gear.And on the topic of Marine. She is Waaaaaay to loyal to Ceru to Not follow what we do.There's no way she would abandon us and say here.
>>32891942>>32891954It's really starting to look like we'll have to drag her though.
>>32892047No? She's just having fun, like we told her she could. She's made it clear she'll follow Ceru.
>>32892047You underestimate the loyalty of Marine.Ceru was her idol, her only light away from her abusive father, the reason she joined the Rangers, And Her Secret Crush.
>>32892096I wouldn't say Ceru was her idol, but they're certainly best friends.
You see a counter and feel a great many bodies beyond doing all sorts of work in bending the flesh of monsters into weapons, tools, and armor.“We've come to pick up the product of a recent kill.” Kurojo speaks with a Ferrine clerk at the counter. The clerk twirls long whiskers, nodding, and mewling to itself before speaking in common,” Ah, yes... Craftshmashter Zianro is making Ordile armor and Kannabo. They are readiesh...” The Ferrine leers at you and Marine, licking his lips, “What smellsh like feeeesh?”You and Kurojo look back to Marine, “What?”You turn back to the clerk, leaving Marine confused, “What?”“Mowww, These are Smolder hunter and... hmmm Feeesh hunter, then?” The Ferrine turns around and waddles over to a little door upon its little stick-like legs, slipping out of sight before you can correct the little fuzzball.In short time, you hear a bit of fuss, and the prim and proper Kahkori from a few days ago comes out, eyeing you and Marine up and down, suddenly scowling. “What madness is this? You two have changed! This is awful... I'll have to refit the armor,” He holds a knuckle to his head, shaking it slowly.With a deft draw, he beckons Marine forward, “Come now, I must take your measurements- again.”The Kahkori seems exasperated, but you're glad that he's not intent on charging you any extra. The smells from the other room that he brings with him are something nearly aweful. Between some kind of substance they use to treat the hides and materials and whatever else is going on as far as butcherwork, it's just not quite the best-smelling place. You seal your nose shut and breath through your mouth, though tasting it isn't much better.
>>32892078Yeah. It's fine for her to have fun out here. Have fun, do your job, get home.
>>32891720In trying to compare these phrases I was almost entirely mistaken, paraphilias specifically do not include body parts.
>>32892124>The Kahkori seems exasperated, but you're glad that he's not intent on charging you any extra.It was said that new hunters often undergo the "change" right after their initiation, so this is probably a common enough occurrence.
>>32892124Damn it ferrines, don't make hungry eyes at our marine. Or us.We probably both smell like fish.
>>32892119Actually I think that was the exact word that Prof used.
Marine's fitting takes enough time that you and Kurojo decide to refit your Nar-kage armor too, as it's in no shape right now for proper hunting, especially that armguard.You return to the Guild hall to find Yasake there waiting for you, proper and with perfect posture as always as he acknowledges yours and Kurojo's presence dutifully. You're relieved that Marine's still at the outfitters... She won't mess this up.“Lady White, Sir Jojo.” He inclines to the two of you, setting a package before the two of you, “Here is your armor, along with another little gift, for the purpose of storing that lovely dress of yours. My Radiant Lord Hao wishes you the best, and hopes that he has not offended. My Lord has stated that if it is so, we shall cry a thousand tears this night to atone for such rude behavior.”Yasake wipes a small tear from his own eye, “My Lord has such a tender heart for one in such a position...”> No, it was a pleasure to meet him. I'd be honored to visit again.> Okay... Thanks. I'm not offended...> I'd rather not return, I did not feel welcome in his audience.> Lord Hao... Please tell him to shove it up his sparkling butt.> (Other)
>>32891722That'd be lips and fingertips.
>>32892165We're more cat than fish
>>32892171>[x] Okay... Thanks. I'm not offended...Polite but honest is the way to go imo
>>32892171>> Okay... Thanks. I'm not offended...
>>32892171>[x] Okay... Thanks. I'm not offended...
>>32892171> Okay... Thanks. I'm not offended...> Hey, have you seen a little box about so big? I seem to have lost it. (ask him about the index)
>>32892191You can't lie to Yasake so all are considered "Honest."
>>32892179Both of which sexual pleasure are gained from.The next in line only makes sense.
>>32892171> Okay... Thanks. I'm not offended...Politeness is in order, I suppose, although it's hard to tell how much they'll take as permission. So maybe frankness would be better?Ask him about the black ferrines here. Would they steal from the hunters?
>>32892208Think he'd know about the index at all?
>>32892171>My Lord has such a tender heart for one in such a positionAsk Yasake about this. What does he mean by>in such a position
>>32892171> Okay... Thanks. I'm not offended...>>32892250This too, Prof. Was it a slip of a tongue and Yasake harbors some presumptions on how the tuskless act like? Or does Hao have a problem of sorts bothering him?
>>32892171"...In such a position you say?"
>>32892171Can we ask him about the index?He probably doesn't know, but it doesn't hurt to ask.
>>32892298He wouldn't know what the index was unless the tuskless knew and taught it to him (like our language, presumably), although Hao knew that Ceru tried to show it to him so he'd know it was something unusual.
>>32892324well, we can still give a rough description.Did he see us with it? It could have been stolen right before we met the guy. Or by the chatty girls.
>>32892338it was missing before we got there.
>>32892338We can tell him something of ours is missing and try to describe it, then ask if he could raise the issue up with Lord Hao, but that's all we're really capable of.
>>32892383I agree with>We can tell him something of ours is missing and try to describe it,I'm not sure about> then ask if he could raise the issue up with Lord Hao
>>32892383But if Hao found it then we'd be forced to meet with him again.
So, you'd let Lord Hao know that a piece of your dome tech is missing?Trust him or don't... Oi.
>>32892397No. I mean, he'd probably return it, but...his people know how to speak our language. So he might be able to find a way to operate it before returning it to us.>>32892393The former implies the latter. He's a loyal servant of Hao, as far as we know. Why WOULDN'T he tell Hao about it? Best not to talk about it at all.
>>32892397we're at a state of not sure of whether or not we should work with him.If you think it's a bad idea, then we don't have to throw it in. We could ask about who the local thieves around here are, though, without revealing anything.
>>32892397Do Not Tell Him
>>32892396We already will meet him again, that's a guarantee. He said he'd call for us again.
>>32892397Don't let him know. Don't inform the butler.
>>32892411>>32892414If he returned it at all it would only b after completely dissecting everything about it.
>>32892414That would reveal that something of ours is missing anyways.
>>32892414Alright. Not necessarily saying it's a bad idea, just trying to keep track of the general opinion of Hao and his ways. If you guys want to let him know, then you can do that. It'd be the fastest way to move forces to act after all.>Do tell the Butler of your missing equipment.>Do not tell the Butler., ask about local thieves instead.
>>32892426But we may be gone by that time.
>>32892450Hao already knows that something that can prove we're from the Dome is missing. However, he doesn't know what it looks like.>Do not tell the Butler., ask about local thieves instead.
>>32892450>>Do not tell the Butler., ask about local thieves instead.
I'm beginning to wonder if we should try to use our psybeam to develop a lesser telepathic skill, basic mental communication, even something of the level of Counselor Troi if we have to go to the very lowest.If we do it right, we might be able to read unsuspecting minds and prevent this from happening again.
>>32892468Uh. No. It's a different thing. Just accept it for what it is.
>>32892450>Do tell the Butler of your missing equipment.Eh, Hao already knows it exists. worse thing is he asks a favor of us.
>>32892450>Do not tell the Butler., ask about local thieves instead.
>>32892463Rely on this. mention we're still missing that thing hao wanted us to find if we are pressed for information, as they already have that piece of information.
>>32892450>>Do not tell the Butler., ask about local thieves instead.Fuck no. Let's not give the Overlord of this city all that info about the Dome.
>>32892450Remember to be polite first though, whichever is decided. Accept the gift and all that as per original vote.
>>32892450>>32892567Also remember to ask about what Yasake meant by that last bit.
Hao gave me more of a bossy Bill Clinton vibe than a Stalin vibe.Not saying he can't a scheming asshole, I'm just saying I feel the paranoia is tad on the disproportionate side from our meeting with him.
>>32892643Yeah, we're just a bit offput from his hard sell.I don't mind the guy much. I'm fine with telling him all about the dome, once we establish contact with the boss.
>>32892587He meant his position as a local ruler.
>>32892643It's best to limit the number of people we have to rely on. Plus, he's too influential and too much of an unknown. Not a reliable person to turn into a contact unless we get to know him better.
“Okay... Thanks. I'm not really offended but... What do you mean “in such a position?” You start to pick up the package only to find a ferrine behind it hoist it up overhead.At Yasake's snap, the ferrine runs off into the Guild's commons. “No need for you to bother yourself with such a task Lady White.”You frown, watching after the scampering Ferrine. These cats everywhere...“As for my lord...” He strokes his beak, thumbing at filed down tusks, “I simply mean my lord's position as Governor-General. My Lord's heart is much to tender and he is far too bold when faced with one he considers beautiful and curious.” The butler bird bows deeply, “With my task complete, I must return to my lord, tell him that your satisfaction had been... Adequate.”“By the way.” You begin, and Yasake gives you attention through his slanted eyes, “Would you know of any local thieves that might target the guild?”The butler chuckles, nigh incredulous, “Thief? Such as an individual or gang? I'm afraid that they are privy to the wrath my Lord shows to such that destroy the order that the honorable Tuskless have established for us. Thieves are punished quite harshly, not even the Kleptomaniac Melynx dare slip their claws into a purse while in mine Lord's city. As for outside however... It is beyond our jurisdiction, yet not beyond our purview.”“Might you be missing something, Lady White?“Not at all.” You lie, and Yasake's brows twitches. Kurojo looks to you, but the Butler's eyes keep smiling. He doesn't bother to say anything.Yasaki gives a short bow,”I must return now to my lord. Well days, and good health Lady White.” and vanishes in an afterimage.You've seen that technique before, though you never thought you'd see it out here. Double team. Only the swiftest of Fuschia's ninjas were able to perform the technique so fluidly, even Janine had an issue replicating it.
>>32892688Eh, they know we're missing something. That bit was unnecessary. And he knows more now, because, you know, aura.Also, fucking ninja butlers.
>>32892688now they AND they caught us in a lie
>>32892737Not the biggest of deals.Hopefully they help us with it, instead of acting against us with it.
>>32892737It changes nothing, in terms of what Hao knows. I guess the tuskless aren't the only ones who get annoyed when they're lied to.
>>32892688Prof, what the fuck?We know that Hao knows that we're missing something already.We never said lie about it.
>>32892643We're worried about him because he was named after some brutal character. That's some heavy foreshadowing, I'd say.
>>32892795I wasn't worried about that at all and still don't know who hao is. As I see it, we've told NOBODY we come from pallet yet. Or even anything other than "from the dome".we'll start being a little more loose with info once the boat is nearing completion, and we get to know the local leaders better.
>>32892643William Jefferson Clinton, stop shitposting on /tg/ and go to bed.
>>32892815only if you come with me anon
>>32892836Damn it I'm not Hillary.
>>32892794We'll have to apologize about it later.
>>32892880God fucking damn it I'm being trolled by the 42nd POTUS.
>>32892886"I don't like admitting weakness. Been hanging around the Smolders too much I guess."Would that work? Is it half truthy enough?
>>32892912Simply say that we wanted some privacy on the matter.
>>32892923Might as well do this. Assuming Kahkori understand the concept of Privacy [I hope they do].
>>32892923>>32892912Eh, there's all sorts of reasons that work. We decided bothering the butler about it wouldn't help after all. We decided that, while we wanted to catch the thief, we didn't want whoever it was to get strung up. We're in a weird land, out of sorts, recently robbed and a bit understandably paranoid. So on and so forth.
>>32892978"I didn't want to trouble Lord Hao's tender heart."
Feeling uneasy, the two of you finish your errand exchanging some words as Kurojo continues to tutor your Raguna Common. When you return, Marine's armor has already been refitted.The rugged scales of the beast's back fall over Marine's shoulders as a protective mantle, defending her back as it wraps around in a harness for her front. Croc-leather gloves adorn her hands in a sterling shined blue, exposing her shell knuckles through strategic holes.For her legs, she wears scale armor that rides up her legs like thigh-high boots, separated only at the inside of her thighs to help facilitate movement. A red crest armors her right shoulder, and a second is situated upon her head, a protective helm fashioned with the crest forward like a rooster's. At her feet, hard frosted tooth becomes the toe of her boots, and … her armored chest is exposed, the armor framing around it with the hard leather of the Ordile's back giving her some texture. Yet it's what lies below that, that gives you pause.Not unlike you, she's had a bikini bottom fashioned.The Master Craftsman looks between the two of you, “What? Is that not your fashion?” His tone, while sincere does not leave his subtle chuckles of amusement ignored.You get your armor fit to to wear again, fixed to cradle around the spikes upon your arms, and to accommodate the girth of your improved tail.You still feel a bit awkward about it, but don't say much of anything, just let it be, you guess.Before you leave, Marine is given her weapon. Made of bone and bedazzled with cold ivory, it seems to drip with cold, salty water despite being nothing more than a spiked club.“Mashter presents an Ordile Kanabo to hunter UltraMarine!” The presenting Ferrine clerk takes another deep whiff,” Feeeeeesh,”
Marine takes up the weapon and sets it gently upon an armored shoulder, giving it a swing to see the fangs activate, leaving a wake of a cold, gnawing and toothless bite. She's given wraps to secure the weapon when not in use. She seems to enjoy her new toy greatly though...Well, with errands done the day is sinking down to an end... Might as well pick your hunt from the hall now though...Kurojo reads some of the most likely prospects to you... First of all...Do you want a request that takes place upon the island, or off the island? Or are you indifferent?> On island.> Off island.> No preference.
>>32893007>we both have bikini bottoms on our armorThis place. They are something else.
>>32893017> No preference.I have no strong feelings one way or the other
>>32893007>Not unlike you, she's had a bikini bottom fashioned.Heh. How accommodating.>>32893017What do you mean by off island? You mean we'd have to travel somewhere else on boat? We don't want to incur more debt, especially since we still haven't paid off that other Kahkori captain.
>>32893017> No preference.Just pick us one that won't kill us, eh jojo boy?
>>32893007The kanabo is made from the jawbone, right?
>>32893028What makes a good man go neutral? Lust for gold? Power? Or were you just born with a heart full of neutrality?
>>32893017You know, Prof, unless you tell us what the difference there is between an on island and off island hunt, there's no point in pausing and asking us about it. So explain the difference or skip to the choices already.
>>32893017What'll pay more?
>>32893042Yes. Jawbone material reworked and warped into a stick lines with small sharp teeth.>>32893051Off island implies it taking longer while possibly being worth more and having a new environment.On Island means that you'll likely pay less, and travel to another location on this "Mainland," possibly dealing with more monsters on the way.
>>32893073Oh, I switch my vote here>>32893030To an off island hunt, then.
>>32893017>> Off island.Why not.Call our Araraki friend over and everything.
>>32893073>>32893017well, if we're going on a hunt, leaning towards off island.I just worry about that index. We need that shit. Maps and pokedex and invisibility.
>>32893073Don't care much. Call the Araraki and let's get rolling.Remember: We've got:Jojo (who's as far as I can tell Flying defensively with Steel attacks)White (Water + Ice)ULTRAmarine (Water, with Fighting attacks)That Araraki (Grass)We should go robust some Ground types.
>>32893073I'd rather pick based on type match ups. Water is kind of bnoxious since it resists our best moves,but at least it's mutual, and the Araraki's got energy ball. Our entire team fucks up rocks though, with the bonus that smolders probably don't like fighting them (though the attacks hurt us just as much)
>>32893143Jojo isn't flying, he's fighting.Ceru's got Water, Ice, Evil, and Fighting moves at an acceptable level and a couple of Psychic moves that seem more support level.Marine's got Mudslap and two Fighting moves.
>>32893143>Jojo (who's as far as I can tell Flying defensively with Steel attacks)Fighting and using a monster-steel sword.
>>32893165>>32893171My apologies for being shit.Well, let's robust some Rock types, then.
>>32893143>>32893154I could throw you some rock or ground types, and it'd pay out rather well but here's something to consider- Materials.You could potentially sell extra materials and/or use them in the crafting of superior equipment.Rock/Grounds would pretty much be heavy armor and impact-based weapons.
>>32893196On the other hand, we haven't really had any real pay out on the equipment we do have. We might as well be wearing nothing.
>>32893017>> On island.
>>32893220On the other other hand, it was fashioned after a small beastie and only covers your vital organs and left arm.The steel mesh also resisted razor leaves that would've cut Ceru in the gut.
>>32893196>>32893220Yeah. Like, fuck, Prof. It's always out of your mind.
>>32893234did our evolution fuck with our armor in any way?
>>32893196Maybe we could go hunt another Nar-kage or something. [catcalls intensify]
>>32893234Can we go after a Nargacuga? A full grown Nar-cage?
>>32893234>The steel mesh also resisted razor leaves that would've cut Ceru in the gut.It barely gets a mention at all. It's just an afterthought.
>>32893253>>32893251SecondI want a full Ninja Steel Suit
>>32893258>>32893234You should be sure to show the effects of our armor and equipment and shit like that in fight, i know they benefit us, but it's nice to see and feel how they benefit us sometimes.
>>32893237Thread #44"Your armor blocks some cuts to your body, yet you suffer a deep laceration through your upper right shoulder, the leave buried inside.">>32893247If you've been reading posts, your armor's been refitted for your evolution.>>32893253You could do that. Surely a worthy hunt... But are you prepared?A fire weapon might help, but you could totally go for it now if you play it right.
>>32893253I doubt we're ready for a fully-grown Nargacuga.More Nar-kages, however, are definitely within our reach. We've even got Marine and an Araraki fighting with us now.
>>32893220We're more of a medium range gunner service.>>32893196I'll hunt whatever you send, given that you're the QM.I'm preferring High payout and Good type matchups.
>>32893285Ehh, We don't need the Fire. Ice will surely be a fine substitute, right?Either way it isn't necessary, let's go for a full grown one, complete our armor and maybe get Jojo a second sword. Maybe something fro Marine too.
Did we get the Bone for the Araraki?
>>32893318She could have a bone if she wanted, but the jawbone weapon was for Marine.
How close was Hao to giving us his bone?
>>32893285This is acceptable.
>>32893196The only weapon I'm particularly interested in for Ceru is explosive/elemental rounds/shells she could fire or augment an icicle with. Something that deals grass or electric damage for other waters might be nice too.>>32893285Ugh... suddenly have type coverage in your moves seems like a massive waste of points when you can level up 1 or 2 and get super effective damage from your weapon.>>32893308uh, we want to avoid ice now that we know they are steel, since they resist it. Water hits neutrally though.
>>32893328Yeah i know, but it was agreed to give a bone to the araraki too, so we should be sure she get's it.
>>32893285I don't want to hunt Steel, we have Smolders for that. Smolders violate Steel.
>>32893348That was, like, days ago. If she got a bone, she'd have gotten it before we sold the body.The bones were useless to the guy anyway, which was why he was giving them for free.
>>32893335Frost Breath tot he Brain seemed to do the trick.And only half steel.>>32893355>Not wanting the Black Steel Fur armor of the Nar-kage.pleb
>>32893329We had too much Charm to be overwhelmed, I'd wager.>>32893335Man, maybe we can shoot firebombs or something out of our omniguns. Set things on fire on impact.
>>32893335We'll be sure to use more Water then.But ice still comes in handy, like when we froze parts of the tree to make it slip.But i agree we should use Our Fighting and Water moves. Fighting is super effective.
>>32893373>>32893335I doubt it, this isn't THAT monhun.
>>32893403It's not straight out French words; you gotta scramble it.
>>32893335We don't want Weapons, but finishing our Armor would be REALLY nice.Especially with how Squishy we are. We have no natural defenses. And we're built for speed and dodging, so when we get hit, it Really Really hurts.
>>32893415I added an e to noir...
>>32893427I don't wanna! Noir is a cool word as it is!
>>32893373It would be great if we could learn all those wonderful Remoraid type coverages.Signal BeamEnergy BallIce Beam (if we don't already have that)FlamethrowerCharge BeamI assume most of those will be irrelevant given our super soaker and super freezer.But something that works against an enemy Water type would be pretty handy.
>>32893421Noire is the same word as noir, just the feminine form.
>>32893453Prof said that things like that will be special rewards from gym Leaders and such.Like we might be able to Learn Flamethrower from Akabaron if we can convince him to really tutor us.Or if we spent time on a mission/training with/etc with Surge he might teach us Charge Beam.Either way it would take serious effort on our part and serious tutoring on the teachers part.
>>32893454Oh..I only took one semester of french and it was to fill hours during that last semester of college. God I phoned so much in that semester..
>>32893453>Charge BeamCan't we use that thrice in one turn since we have three omniguns?
>>32893453We should learn Freeze Dry.>>32893479Depends on the mechanics of how we do it. If it requires building some sort of internal energy then probably not, but if it is specific to our gun themselves then maybe.
“How about something off-island?” You say, in part to go put some distance between you and Hao. Kurojo looks over the notices.“There's a Bar-roth terrorizing a village back on the Ferrine island. They're hardy. Like mud and rolling around in it. Not the hardest to kill, just can't stand in the way of a charge.”“Notice for a Diabaros's horns, Says we can keep the rest. Uncle Mukon said horns are the best part though... We don't have to kill this one. They have a real bad screech and are good at digging. We'd go to the Ararakian wastes for this. It's posted by one of them. No money offered, but the body whole body would be worth a small fortune. Ah, sorry. That one's here...”“A great Iwark's been spotted around Melfurna, a Smolder island. I'd rather not, but it'd have a lot of valuable ores. Strange though that the locals haven't dealt with it...”“Then... There's a Nar-Kage terrorizing a village in a southern island. We'd be arriving in the aftermath if we take too long getting there. They call it the “Terror of Death.” Well, we killed one... You killed one, how hard could another be?”“Captain Dovahki, the one we owe for a ride if you remember, has commissioed another ship out to hunt something big to upgrade hers. She's looking for hunters to staff it to assist with takedown and retrieval. It's listed as mandatory capture. Those are hard, but I have asked around here and know how to make tranq balls... We just have to weaken it and restrain it.”>What'll it be?
So Prof in our Monster Index the entry for Sandslash says that it does not appear to be an adult pokemon.Does that mean you'll be adding a custom 3 evol stage to it? Probably conditional or item based.
>>32893505>“Then... There's a Nar-Kage terrorizing a village in a southern island. We'd be arriving in the aftermath if we take too long getting there. They call it the “Terror of Death.” Well, we killed one... You killed one, how hard could another be?”Let's complete our armor!
>>32893505Nar-kage round 2 por favor
>>32893518When I experienced the madness of logging all that I was looking at it from the perspective that slightly ignorant domers world. Sandshrew and sandslash are burrowing creatures and don't inherently appear to be related.
>>32893505>“Then... There's a Nar-Kage terrorizing a village in a southern island. We'd be arriving in the aftermath if we take too long getting there. They call it the “Terror of Death.” Well, we killed one... You killed one, how hard could another be?”Time to complete the Suit.Wonder what it'll look like now?
>>32893505Either the bar-roth or the narkkage.They're both terrorizing, and are highest priority.
>>32893550There's a pic of it. Search for Nargacuga armor on the MonHun wiki.
>>32893538Oh i see, well I wouldn't mind you adding third (or second) evols to some of the pokemon.Some pokemon were really cool but fell off hard because lack of evolutions.
>>32893562>>32893550I'd be okay with this
>>32893602All we're missing is the leggings, the headdress, and the right arm guard.
>>32893618Ceru's not a blademaster.
>>32893505I'm tempted to go for the Onix on Melfurna, but I understand if other people want something different.
>>32893621Oh, but this was the reference brought up for the armor last time, wasn't it?Besides which, I don't know if the armor is different at all for other classes.
>>32893618And that's roughly the same amount of material that we got last time.>>32893621And? not sure if that means something fro monhun or not. From what i see that armor would be perfect if we could get that armor to hug our skin like a suit rather than have it be baggy.
>>32893621After some intuitive guessing, I'm guessing THIS is the Gunner armor?Then we just need the leggings and the helmet.
>>32893505I assume Barioth is ice-flying and the Nar-Kage is steel-flying.What types are the Diablos (probably far too strong for us)?
>>32893621>>32893667We wouldn't want the facemask anyways, and we don't have much reason to differentially armor our arms, since we fight symmetrically.
>>32893667This looks better
Well, okay, time to get psyched up.We're hunting a fucking dangerous thing that took our arm off, I think. If I read the votes right.Do we have any better plan for finding it this time? other than using our arm as bait?
>>32893566Especially Skarmory.If there's one poke that needs an Evo it's Skarmory.
>>32893667the mask one looks cooler
>>32893686Yeah, we're gonna want both our arms done like we currently have our left done.
>>32893667>>32893689>>32893700Gotta agree. First one looks better. Face guards are always cooler.
>>32893671That was Barroth, not Barioth, which is ground, maybe rock on top, but it alternates weakness to fire, so maybe not.
>>32893698We'll use our LEG as bait!
>>32893700>>32893712Ceru wouldn't want a mask.Nor would she wear one.
>>32893726Even pretty girls wear facemasks in combat.
>>32893671Don't assume that.Diablos is Dragon/Ground/Flying.Yes, ice has potential to wreck its shit.No, you shouldn't underestimate its health pool.>>32893726Why wouldn't Ceru want a mask?
>>32893726Why?That's just your opinion without any basing in the story.
>>32893731>>32893734>>32893735Our face is a gun?
>>32893699Said no one ever. The only reason to give Skarmory an evolution to make it bigger and meaner for this setting. As far as pokemon go, it's always been a contender, shit that NEEDS an evolution is like Farfetch'd.
>>32893739Oh, yeah, good point.
>>32893731>>32893734>>32893735None of our Rangers do.Besides we need our mouth for Frost Breath and our Mouth Gun and Biting if it comes to it.
>>32893739It can be modified
>>32893739Very practical.Modify it to a face visor then.
>>32893505>>32893734>Diablos>DragonOh, we'll keep the rest of it alright. In our stomach.
>>32893749>>32893739yeah, I forgot about all our frost breath and water breath shit. We use that crap all the time.
>>32893754>>32893753Needs a lot of room to fire icicles from our face.Not worth it. Since we won't want to inhibit our mouth, nose, eyes, or jaw.
>>32893771it could protect against accuracy lowering move likesand attack or mudslapUP YOURS FALKNER!
>>32893771Basically, just modify the beak portion so that it comes down right over the nose.
“Let's do the Nar-Kage.” You touch the posting, looking up at Jojo in the waning light of day. “I'd like to help out. This seems like the best way.”Kurojo eyes you carefully, stealing a glance at Marine to gauge her reaction, siding with you on this one.“Are you two sure? It is named “The Terror Of Death.” Monsters with names like that are never good.”“Jojo, we need to risk our lives anyway... We'll deal with it somehow, right?” You offer a comforting smile. More than anything you want to get away from this city, and such a request should pay out a lot too, getting you all the closer to a boat homeward bound.You just need to get ready and find passage to the island...>Next time!> Hunting an Apex predator silent as death!> Bane of the Khakori, what tricks does an adult have in store?> Will Ceru become an unwitting hero?Find out next time, in AoPH!
>>32893771Not sure how that's supposed to work, do the eyes go in the upper holes?I'd also rather not close our ears off
>>32893771>Blocking our Hearing>the hearing that has saved our ass on countless occasionshahano.
>>32893788>what tricks does an adult have in store?About that, it's an adult Nar-kage, right? So shouldn't it have a different name?
Comments, questions, concerns?>The Good.>The Bad.>The Weird,Offhand note, I'm trying to ibcrease my descriptive tendencies. I feel that I started off strong, yet waned as my fatigue started to kick in.Also: When you find out who it is...
>>32893788You know what we should try?Trapping an area. Dump some sticky stuff on the trees, and when it comes for us, it will have trouble doing its acrobatics.>>32893812who it is...It's our friend, trying to keep us from leaving.
>>32893812Gotta work on your archive summaries, Prof. Some of them are hit and miss, but this one is really WAY off.
>>32893812Who who is?That stole it?It was Jojo wasn't it? The tuskless asked him too huh?
>>32893806I'm only talking about the face portion. It's not that hard to get an opening made for our ears, after all. Just have the rest of our head protected.We JUST had our armor modified this thread to accommodate our changes, after all. Learn a little flexibility in thinking.
>>32893812Are we up against a Nar-Kage or a Nargacuga?
>>32893807Nar-Kage to Narga-kage.I'll be surprised if you find out its real typing.>>32893821Player actions I tell ya. I put that up there as what was coming down from last time.
>>32893812thanks for runningWould a helmet block/impede Ceru's hearing like some anons are speculating?also a little like something that isn't in the mediafire link I gave you. A standalone graphic novel that in my opinion was the last great Hellblazer story.>All His Engineshttp://www42.zippyshare.com/v/79890041/file.html
>>32893839>Nar-Kage to Narga-kage.You still wrote Nar-kage, though.
>>32893839I would say Dark/SteelBut Normal/SteelDragon/SteelFighting/SteelFlying/SteelAre all good too.
>>32893846>Would a helmet block/impede Ceru's hearing like some anons are speculating?If it did, it'd be easy to create an opening on the sides for the ears. The armor smith did the same for our spikes and larger tail.
>>32893839Ghost/Steel would be interesting.
>>32893846>>32893828A beanie would be nice.We should also think of this more in cloth terms rather than armor since it's not stiff.
>>32893862>>32893868Flying can fit over top of all those as well.
>>32893839It's, uh, still Steel, right?
>>32893846It can be adjusted to accommodate her ears, no trouble.
>>32893866no waitDark Dragon
Just gonna drop this here.Showing all yall meanies what you're gonna be killing.
>>32893734>Diablos is DragonPotential for evolution round 2?
>>32893788>The Terror Of Deathwaaaait, is this a goddamn King Size?>ThiefI doubt it being any of the Smolders. My bets on Yasake or Jojo(by proxy). I still think we should see the Araraki Elder before doing some real investigation, though.
>>32893891Possibly, although Prof did decide that Wyverns wouldn't count as Dragon.
>>32893884Then a Beanie/Swim cap would be nice.No elaborate spikes and shit though. We wanna be sleek and deadly.Also holes for our horns as well.
>>32893893Look, tigers are adorable, but when they're attacking people, they gotta go.
>>32893893>implying we're not going to take one homewanna see a nar-kage graft
>>32893895Too early, it'll disorient the hell outta us. And I doubt we could even take one.
>>32893909NarGA-kage, since apparently, Prof forgot to add the -ga to indicate that it's an adult.
>>32893871only if its capable of flight
>>32893907Monster>>32893909If we find a baby we are taking it, I don't care what anyone says no matter what.
>>32893812Is there going to be an opportunity to spend some of our SP before another hunt? Because leveling up Icy Wind a few more times before taking on the Diablos would probably be a good idea.
>>32893916He's saying that maybe it'll have babies.Which i really hope it does. Really Really hope.
>>32893933If we can make it penetrate a foot or two underground...
>>32893812>>32893933It'd be good if we had an opportunity to spend some of our XP on the boat ride over. You did say we'd be able to do so before the hunt.
>>32893933So you know, Kurojo specifically said that it'd be located in the Ararakian wastes.A scorching desert.
>>32893933We're going after the Narga-Kage.Also Prof said we will be able to before we enter combat, so probalby the beginnign of Next thread.I suggest dumping them in Aura because it's supereffective against them it seems. Jojo dissolved the ones brain with it.
>>32893893look, i don't care how loving adorable something is, as soon as it starts looking at me as food then all bets are off anon
>>32893948Awww she's all busted up... And ready for capture.>>32893943Good idea. Next thread will literally be >What spend.And then start you off at the town.
>>32893949Aw maaaaaanI didn't see that part.This is going to suck.Kurojo, why didn't you bring extra water for us?I'm going to turn on icy wind.
>>32893949So what'll we have to roll for this thing to have kittens?
>>32893961>ready for captureoh no, whatever shall she do
>>32893953It wasn't super effective at all.It was our Frost Breath that did it in; Kurojo's Force Palm just attacked the inside, since it penetrates armor.Not that we shouldn't upgrade our Aura Combat.
>>32893961>Next thread will literally be >What spend.lets sperg now so we can get down to business faster laterI'll get the ball rollingwater gunsome aurasome ice attack
>>32893962Dude, we're hitting the Narga-Kage.If we go for a Diablos then it won't be for several threads.
>>32893949Then we need to cancel the heat debuff anyway.Does sand have good insulation? Maybe we can drive icicles into the ground and spread the cold through it. Or just lure it to the shaded/valley areas that are a bit less scorching.
>>32893962Prof is talking about the Diabaros. We're going after the Narga-kage.
>>32893978Either way, I plan on whining the instant we hit that desert.
>>32893971While our Frostbreath would have killed it, Jojo's Aura attack was described to literally dissolve the things brain.
>>32893975Icy Wind 7.
>>32893979we could try to kill it at night
>>32893991While it's asleep 40+ feet underground.Great idea Anon.
>>32893979That or we could improve some of our non-Ice attacks. Water Attacks are still good, though, but we'll want something killer.If we can craft a spear from the Narga-kage corpse, we could focus up on improving our Evil moves, Feint Attack and Crossroad Killing.
>>32893953Still can't detect it with Aura, however.Speaking of which, it's probably Steel/Poison/Flying. That would let it resist Fighting hard enough to cancel out its Steel weakness and of course make Kahkori fearful of it.I heard its tail spikes can poison, so it's entirely possible.
The only way to have a chance at killing one without it just going underground and running away would be fro it to swallow you whole and you rip your way out.
>>32893998bring a shovel
>>32893988Uh. It was already dead by then. It's brain was frozen solid.Jojo's Force Palm didn't dissolve the brain, but made it crack. Since it was frozen solid. You know.
>>32894001Nah, we're sticking with our claws and guns.A spear would impede our shooting.Better to just stick with finishing our armor.
>>32893839We still have our medical stuff, right Prof?
>>32893961If we upgrade Lock-on, can we dodge while spending a turn on it? If so:Icy Wind=6Psybeam=1+2Lockon=2
>>32894017It can be placed on our back? If there was a way to fold the pole, that would be good. But having it hang diagonally across our back would be good too. I'm sure the Kahkori can modify the armor for something like that.
if we decide to spend on an ice attack, which one should it be?
>>32894037We'll want to improve our firing skills. Water Gun, Ice Shard, and Lock On are safe bets. Aura Combat is good too.
>>32894011>Taking a deep breath and holding back an incoming onset of coughing, you supercool your breath and blow it deeply into the Nar-Kage's head.>Fingers of frost creep in, perpetuating the cold as it blooms across the surface of its furry body. The effect is instant as it's locked into its stun by the horribly frigid breath.>It'll just go to sleep at this rate. Without ever waking up.>Its head bows to Kurojo, whom places a hand upon its beak as its eyes slowly freeze over from your biting cold.>Mumbling something in his own native tongue, Kurojo place a palm against the creature's head, sharing in the frost for a moment before a sudden surge of power passes through his arm, traveling through the Nar-Kage's brain. You can feel everything within crumble.
>>32894043I'm not crazy about ice shards.if we must invest in a priority move, I'd back aqua jet
>>32894035Not worth it. Pretty sure there's not enough for Armor and a weapon, not to mention we haven't used a spear in ages. Best to stick with what we know and what we're good at.
>>32894051Uh, yeah. 3rd line, man.
>>32894059Why?That's just for a speed boost in water.Better to back Psybeam or Aura attacks. Like Frost Wave
>>32894062This is an adult, much larger.Doesn't matter if we haven't used a spear recently. We've still got a skill at it.As long as it doesn't interfere with our firing moves, it'll be a additional bonus on top of Rocket Training and Aura Combat for our melee moves. It's a win-win.
>>32894064>begins tomeans it hasn't yet.Jojo interrupted our killing of it to pop up and destroy it's brain.
>>32894070don't mistake my post as wanting to put points into priority moves at all atm.personally more interested in water gun, an ice move, some aura, or psybeam
>>32894059Ice Shard isn't as much about the priority as it is about making Icicle Gun better.
>>32894059Ice Shard hardens our projectiles while Water Gun fires them stronger. So they complement each other nicely.>>32894070Aqua Jet so far is just a speed boost in water, but we can use it on land and control water with it in higher levels.
>>32894059We don't have enough SP to match Narga in dodging. That would require investing in Aqua Jet(for speed) AND Quick Attack(for reaction speed)
>>32894072We also have 2 more people wanting shit from it.Besides no one wants to go back to Lancer, CQC is good and fits us much better. Plus we have our Ice claws with Frostbite now. It's a serious waste of our claws to get a weapon when we'd be better with our natural ones.
>>32894091Still rather put moves into Aura moves like Vacuum Wave and other Aura things.
>>32894101>we have our Ice claws with Frostbite now.Oh right. I forgot about those.I remember Prof talking about that forever ago, but it hasn't been added to the pastebin.
>>32894115Nothing has been, that is currently a Player created one.Prof described the claws as freezing things they touched/cut/slashed. Kinda giving us a natural Ice Claws due to them being linked to our Freezer Array (which is now fully developed)
>>32894115It also doesn't show the extra +1 fro the horns either
>>32894140We don't even know if the horns are supposed to give +1. Prof never said shit about it.
I think a Q&A thread and some pastebin updates would do wonders
>>32894175Prof really needs to respond to questions more.
>>32894160yeah he did, both in here and in the qtg.He said they would benefit Cryokinesis like Ice Shards and Icy Wind but not Ice Claw
>>32894184He responds to some questions/comments, but it's like he ignores any and all things directed towards pastebins or clarifications or other things that really get into thing about this world.Like last thread someone just directly asked if Aura would work underwater and he ignored it. It was a simple Yes or No.
>>32894187Which can mean several different things. It could be providing a +1 to the dice, it could be doing more damage on successful rolls without actually affecting the dice, it could be altering how Prof judges dice outcomes to write the scene and apply damage, or it could be doing something else. Or it could be doing some combo of those.He never specified as to how exactly it actually helps our ice moves, he just confirmed that it does -something-.
>>32894223The +1 makes the most sense and it generally what we've been going with. Also the easiest.
>>32894208Probably because that's kind of a dumb question. What would possibly turn off aura sense in water? Further, we've proven that aura is how pulse moves work, so Water Pulse is literally just pumping an aura wave through water.
S what will our Seel Evolution actually do?Beside make us a bit sleeker and give us hips?It'll finish our puberty but i can't think of any real benefits to our ifghting. Besides maybe opening up Sheer Cold.
>>32894245Not if you look at the reason why Aura doesn't work in disturbed air.It seems like it requires a calm medium to transmitted through, and Water is anything but calm.
>>32894238It would make the most sense, but the fact remains that it does not say that in the pastebin and Prof has never commented on it in Q&A. It's an unknown factor and all speculation is unconfirmed because the QM is deliberately refusing to say anything meaningful about it. It almost makes me think that he still hasn't decided what it's even going to do.
>>32894245Water pulse seems more psychic if you ask me.And no one confirmed that.We have Frost Wave, not Frost Pulse.
>>32894287>It almost makes me think that he still hasn't decided what it's even going to do.Pretty much
>>32894267It'll make the Icy Wind line stronger.The other improvements will probably be defensive, such as more graceful movements while retaining Thick Fat.
>>32894267It makes all our cryokinesis based attacks stronger, as well as icy wind. Also, more damage resistance from fatness.
>>32894267Unlocks Sheer Cold for purchase.
>>32894303We'll get even more Graceful and ElegantWelp.
>>32894303Gotta keep dat Charm up.
So I'm thinking we should wait to get Barioth evolution till after Seel has evoled.
>>32894322Which should be fairly close by the way.Maybe after this hunt. If not then after the next.
>>32894322That's a no-brainer. Dewgong is safe, Barioth....less so.
>>32894347Also I would rather have the final changes to us be on that really awesome evolution.Not counted the Staryu which we won't evolve.Or the Froslass which is quite a ways down the line. Probably a timeskip or two away.
I just noticed that Snorunt/Froslass has Double Team. Too bad that won't be relevant anytime soon.
Just posting Rocket Cerus analysis of the Nar-Kage for all to see.>It's stunned!You glare at it, almost licking your lips as you debate over the the most likely ways to kill it.>Armored skeleton, if you slit its throat you might catch into a protective membrane. Icicles got stuck, didn't penetrate deeply enough, it must be there. Icy Wind didn't do much against it due to its fur, feathers and the iron membrane, Kurojo must've struck it in a way that moved it, in that case if you freeze it.But it needs to be deep and close.
>>32894101>We also have 2 more people wanting shit from it.That doesn't matter. We split with Kurojo, and Marine got everything that wasn't sold for her armor and weapon.
>>32894387Nar-Kage was definitely a glass cannon, but the same might not be said of Narga-Kage. It's simply that much larger, so Frost Breath will be pretty risky.
>>32894397Dude, we're not picking the spear back up, face it. We have Claws for a reason.
>>32894409Also doesn't matter, since she's much smaller than us and she won't get a weapon.The tail is all we really need for a spear, the rest of the body for leggings and a helmet. If the Araraki wants armor, she can get everything else, otherwise she won't take much (aside from maybe the bones).
>>32894412we need to get an area cleared of armor/feathers so we can get a good shot in.
>>32894412Not saying the only way is Frost breath.Aura moves will probably be better.We should dump a lot into Vacuum Wave.
>>32894419And that reason being?If the spear brings no downside, you have nothing to complain about.>>32894431No. Vacuum Wave is ineffective. It's not Aura moves that were effective against the Nar-kage, it was Force Palm, which penetrated its steel hide.
>>32894424You're the only one who wants a spear.We have literally put no points whatsoever into the spear.Getting or using a spear is just a waste of the our claws, the weapons we choose and have dumped real points and training into.
>>32894431No, I still think Frost Breath is better. Kurojo can use Vacuum Wave, while Marine can use raw physical or Vacuum Wave as well. They can stun Narga long enough to get a Frost Breath in, we just need to get to that point alive.
>>32894440Aura was clearly Super effective, indicative of it being part Dark.
>>32894456That was Force Palm.
>>32894440And further spead ourselves our wasting points that would be better used elsewhere?Bedies we're better off using our claws in combat than a spear. We're just better with our claws.
>>32894447Uh, no. We have training in it. It gives us a +2 and it can be used in conjunction with other attacks and bonuses.If we're talking about claws, we've got 4 of them now.If we're talking about our hands for shooting, we can freely switch between having our mouth and 1 hand free to having all 3 free.There are no downsides to it.
>>32894465A Fighting type move. Aura based.It was super effective, it crumbled its brain.
>>32894367live capture maybe?
>>32894447Uh, anon. You're the only one who's so vehemently against the spear. I didn't really care one way or another before the issue came up, but you've given no reason at all why we shouldn't pick it up. Like the other guy said, it doesn't really affect the use of our guns or claws (especially since we have 3 and 4 copies of each respectively).
>>32894487You DO know what Force palm does, right? It wasn't the typing or the fact it was aura. It was the armor penetration of the move itself that got through.If you want to train up a move effective against the Narga-kage, then Force Palm is the way to go, not Vacuum Wave.
>>32894478We got the spear training for free. We put 6 points into CQC.And you cannot use feet claws with things in your hands.And you cannot use a spear one handed.Having a spear pretty much fucks our flexibility in combat if we don't want to have to drop it every five seconds. It also pretty much negates the use of our claws.
>>32894488Nah. We're not great at live capture. That won't work too good.Best we can do is put some ice around 'em. Ice shackles.
>>32894478Please don't try to minmax mechanics by saying that spear+claw gives more modifiers than just using both clawhands.
>>32894471There's no need to spend points? We ALREADY have the +2 from the polearm training.All the spear would do is let us penetrate deeper with attacks like Quick Attack, Feint Attack, and Crossroad Killing.Claws are effective for close range, but a spear is good for midrange and keeping our distance. And as I've said, it complements our existing moves nicely. The +2 bonus and the flavor damage are worth it.
>>32894514I'm sure some practice would help fine tune the process
>>32894511>And you cannot use a spear one handed.I meant that we could easily let go of the spear with one hand, not that we'd fight with it that way.
>>32894498You cannot use a spear one handed. It requires both hands to use effectifevly and not just be in the way. And you cannot use your feet claws with your hands in use Also having a weapon at all means that you will be constantly retrieving it every time you're forced to drop it. which will be a lot
>>32894511Fuchsia combat. We can fight with our feet claws; just stick the spear on the ground and use it as leverage as we kick with our feet claws. Easy.
>>32894519It would be more damaging because it's a spear; claws can only penetrate so much. Claws are made for rending, the spear for penetrating.
>>32894536>I meant that we could easily let go of the spear with one hand, not that we'd fight with it that way.Constantly losing and have anons go waay out of the way trying to retrieve the weapon when we should be running or just attacking.I'd rather not die because some Anon wants his weapon.
>>32894534>30 frozen pikachus laterGuys, I think I've got it!
>>32894559pika pops are good on a hot day!
>>32894558Retrieve it after, anon. No need to worry about it in the midst of combat unless it can be immediately retrieved.All the spear would cost us would be some imaginary money that the Prof never keeps proper tabs of anyway.
>>32894554Then up the Gunner skill and Water gun and Ice Shards for our Icicle gun.We're a gunner.Also have you tried running with a spear on your back? Shit's crazy.
>>32894526>>32894546>>32894554This I can get behind, although I wonder when we'll ever have to do that with our Gunner setup and Frost Breath finisher. I guess it would sych better with our Evil moves though.
>>32894566>Retrieve it after, anon.When we're running away from somthing i'd rather not go back into the dangerous area and risk death because some Anon wants his weapon. We have our claws which have done perfectly until now.
>>32894568Unrelated, but I've tried running with a pole on my back once. School game. It was fun.Depending on how long the spear is, it wouldn't be much of a hindrance. Double so if the spear's handle could be made to fold or detach into separate pieces.The same issue as with the helmet; it's easily resolved, so don't worry about it.
>>32894568Yeah, sure. There's no need to spend more points on polearm training. Simply make use of both the bonus it gives and the abstract damage a spear gives us.
>>32894586Again, like I said, all it would cost us would be imaginary money. Stop being so fixated on losing it; if that's your only complaint, then it's not much of an issue.
>>32894587For a spear to be decent it should be at least as long as the person wielding it, if not longer.Also>a foldable spear?>expecting that shit to not break mid combat>expecting them to be able to make complex and micro joints and wheels out of monster partsreally?
>>32894584Oh! Oh! I once suggested that we could form ice spears and throw them by somehow modifying Vacuum Wave into a throwing motion. GAE BOLGA.Could do it with a spear? Maybe to pin an enemy down?
>>32894620You do know they use fucking switchaxes, right?
>>32894620Pokescience. Don't worry about it. If Prof approves of it, then there won't be an issue, right?
>>32894617I don't care if we lose it, but you know that Anons will risk their life to get it back, simply because it's there.And my main complait is that it'll hamper our fighting style, which requires both hands free for optimal run and gun with quick transition to CQC melee.
>>32894626No, if you wanted GAE BOLG:>Spear>Feint Attack>Quick Attack>Lockon>Detect>Crossroad Killing>Aim for heartremove as many as needed for practicality
>>32894620Uh, Akabaron used a weapon like that back on the ship. Weapons with joints are totally possible in MonHun.
>>32894644Let's just see if we can ask the Kahkori to find a way to make it easy to place the weapon on our back!And if the weapon is foldable like Akabaron's weapon, then that makes it even easier.You won't have any complaints if it doesn't hamper our combat style, right?
Ass that I missed the thread.But really guys? Going for a Spear? the weapon designed around have the least mobility possible when we rely on Speed and Dodge.Spears are to keep things at bay. We don't have the strength or durability to back it up.
>>32894650Oh man, I forgot Detect isn't only usable for dodging, but for catching enemies with attacks too.We should totally use it in the Narga-kage fight to close in with a Frost Breath.
>>32894673Then we'll never have a chance to use it.I can see no situation why we would use one.
>>32894677We're not as strong as Marine, but we're at the top of the Rocket class for endurance training (was that what you meant by durability?).And we've got a lot of strength, despite us not showing it recently. Our bodies muscles have been replaced with the crytten/bliger's and were rigorously trained for 2 years.
>>32894673I just think that having one will hamper us much more than it would help us.Better to let Jojo have another sword or let the Araraki use it. Let's just get our armor set.
>>32894688Same reason why we'd ever use Crossroad Killing? Or Quick Attack and Feint Attack, if we choose not to chain them with anything else.It won't cost us anything but fictional, uncounted money, so on the assumptions that it won't hurt our fighting style, then it's a complete benefit for combat.
>>32894677We haven't been doing much investing in dodge, though.
>>32894701What are your reasons for why it would hamper us? That hasn't already been addressed, that is (on the ease of use and our ability to switch from melee to ranged).
>>32894696Durability as in ability to take damage.We're squishy as all hell.And i meant strength as in being able to take a charge/outmuscle something. We'd get fucked. Look at the arm wrestling. Marine could do it but Ceru is no where near being able to hack it.
>>32894709It costs us valueable time durin a fight.Pulling it out won't be a free action.>>32894722It goes against everythign that our fighting style currently is. We're run and gun and speed and dodge. Spears are best used for keeping enemies at bay or taking charges. Or worst case secnario Throwing.We could get some javelins made? like a dozen or so.
>>32894724It's not as if we can't rely on squadmates or charge in using our speed to make a decisive attack with the spear (should we choose to use it instead of some other coup de grace move like Frost Breath). So that addresses the durability issue.If it's strength, you're severely underestimating Ceru's own body; any unarmored enemy would be ravaged by her claws. The spear would be useful for penetrating defenses.
>>32894743>It costs us valueable time durin a fight.>Pulling it out won't be a free action.This was addressed, though? If the weapon is easy to draw and put away, then it'd be a free action. As free as the Smolder pulling out their own weapons or changing ammunition.
I'm neutral on the spear/no spear issue. I do want armor though.
>>32894743I could support getting some javelins.>>32894749You're thinking the wrong kinda strength Anon.We would do a thousand push ups, but would couldnt bench a thousand pounds. Marine may not be able to do a thousand push ups, but she could bench a thousand pounds. We have lithe and toned strength rather than raw force strength.
>>32894743>It goes against everythign that our fighting style currently is. We're run and gun and speed and dodge. Spears are best used for keeping enemies at bay or taking charges. Or worst case secnario Throwing.We're actually more technical than that. Such was the case with the Nar-kage fight, when we had to close in since our ranged attacks were ineffective.We received general polearm training, so presumably, we could use the weapon like a staff as well. Lots of flexibility there.
Are we EVER using Horn Attack ever again?
>>32894754I doubt that drawing and unfolding a Spear in the middle of combat will ever be a free action.
>>32894764>We would do a thousand push ups, but would couldnt bench a thousand pounds. Marine may not be able to do a thousand push ups, but she could bench a thousand pounds. We have lithe and toned strength rather than raw force strength.You're thinking to my previous post, but my point still stands; you're underestimating Ceru's strength.When we were discussing Crossroad Killing before, Prof said our claws would have trouble penetrating through armored enemies, but if we had a weapon, we'd get through the defense. So just assume we're fine there. Or, if you prefer, we can ask Prof about it tomorrow.
>>32894774It's no longer a viable move with the way our horn evolved.
>>32894756I more no spear, but a set of throwing javelins would be nice.
>>32894776And if it was? Then there's no problem, right?>>32894774It's been lost, Prof just hasn't noted it down in the pastebin yet.I'm not sure if we've lost the capacity to train Bite, though.
>>32894776Have you seen how long it takes to draw a bowgun or reload it?>>32894781>>32894788Man, I wonder if we can get a refund or something.
>>32894780True we'd obviously be able to penetrate much farther.But to be able to use a spear effective you need to be the power behind it to Thrust really hard, or be able to stand several thousands of pounds moving diertly at you and then you stopping it with a stick.It may penetrate but you'll get your ass run over in the process.
>>32894794>Man, I wonder if we can get a refund or something.No, this was also addressed early on in the quest. No refund. It's fine, though, since we only spent 2 points on it.
>>32894799Ah, your problem is that you think I'm talking about us taking on some monster's charge? Not to worry, then. That was never really an issue. The spear would just be something to use as a surprise attack or in combination with other squadmates so that we can make it a surprise.
I'm going to bed.Still think a Spear would be superfluous, but i'm obviously not getting anywhere.A nice set of 6-12 Nargacuga javelins would be a good compromise though.
I don't want any sort of javelin or spear unless they're well fucking made, and designed to work with our powers.Which means hollow, and designed to work like a needle, and designed to pierce through armor so we can deliver superchilled payloads directly to organs.
>>32894812>superfluousThat would be bad how?
>>32894805That was just one of the examples.I'm saying we don't have the raw strength to drive it deep enough to hit those vitals that a spear is designed for.
>>32894824>I'm saying we don't have the raw strength to drive it deep enough to hit those vitals that a spear is designed for.Oh, then don't worry about that either. All Rangers are pretty much superhuman.And, uh. Vacuum Wave, anon. You do know how that's done, right? Ceru's got the arm strength.
>>32894823Extra things get in the way and distract from the useful things.Not to mention Jojo or Araraki would be better off with them. We're self contained.
>>32894835The Armor and hides of the monsters are superhuman too.You think you could penetrate a blastoise? or a Rhydon?And vacuum wave is and Aura attack, no really strength related/
>>32894836And if they don't want anything?The Narga-kage has more than 1 blade and the Araraki certainly won't get one.The blade is the only thing needed for a spear and we have no one to compete over it with.
>>32894845Rather have javelins than a spear.We're a gunner.
>>32894844You think you could penetrate a blastoise? or a Rhydon?Yes. Yeah. Why not?
>>32894845>And if they don't want anything?They will.
>>32894844If we're going for joints/weaknesses, yes. That's something claws can't do, at least.Personally I'd rather Frost Breath, though.
>>32894859Of the blades, I mean. Because we really only need the blade for a bladed weapon.
>>32894854>Yes.Then you're dumb, very dumb.Marines shell was speculated to be able to take a Nar-Kage attack. and that's at Wartortle. and the squirtle line isn't even that good of Defense. Shelder and the Rhyhorn line and most rock based pokemon are muc tougher life wise.
>>32894859The Narga-kage will presumably be larger than the Nar-kage. So there will probably be enough material for armor for everyone, considering how small the Araraki is.>>32894867Yeah, Frost Breath is definitely better for penetration.
>>32894880>and the squirtle line isn't even that good of DefenseYou're not supposed to think about it in terms of stats. Just read back to the early threads. The part is all that matters. A shell is for defense? Then yeah, it's for defense. Doesn't matter if the pokemon it's from has bad stat growth for defense.
>>32894882Well Armor First.Then i'd rather a set of Javelins.Then if there's anything left i guess we could make a spear. Worst case we give it to Aqua when we get back.
>>32894890I wasn't thinking in terms of Stats.But the Squirtle to Blastoise line isn't particularly known for havgin really strong shells. Gravellers will be tougher, Shelder will be tougher, almost all rock or steel pokemon will be tougher.The shell provide it decent defense, but there's a whole lot better defenders out there.
So a Narga's tail lengthens during its slam attack. Assuming this means that its elastic, can we make some sort of Water Gun/Aqua Jet powered Steel piledriver?
So, think we'll get there in time to keep the beast from killing all the villagers?It said this one was a timed mission for that reason.
>>32895042It was a "timed" mission in the sense that if we didn't take it now, it'd be all over for the villagers.
>>32895055Well, yeah.Still travel time and all that. I worry, okay?
>>32895076Yeah, including travel time. There's no need to worry about it.
We need to councel marine on her choice in scars.I don't know how they do it over in pewter gym, but it seems like she'd kind of regret the head burn and hand burns at a later date.