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
Everyone holds their breath now after you finish telling them of “common” facts of the dome. It's hidden, the people there live lives unmolested by monsters, there's a fighting force that protects the dome that you're a part of. You don't get into detail about how rangers are made though.Under the watchful eye of the Araraki representatives, two lizards clad in royal leathers, you hold your tongue on anything that they might consider “evil”“And do they know of Arceus?” Hao plays at asking the question, as though the answer should be obvious.You nod instantly. “Yes, most of us pray to Arceus every day... It'd be weird if we didn't know about Arceus, right?”You sense the Araraki straightening up, the Smolders seem to have a mutual disinterest in the conversation, the Orange-Red, Infernius of Cruorcibal snorts out his belligerence with flame.“Have something to add, Vi-Smohkan?” Azura's reaching question is like a finger beckoning a meowth to come hither into a trap.He begins to open his mouth, nearly falling for it under the Araraki's ghastly stares, their eyes subtly luminated beneath those wretched masks of theirs.Janlon growls, a grating noise as he clears his throat an intruding savior, “Nothing we quite know of that. We've heard of Arceus before though, yes?”“I believe I was speaking to Infernius,” Azura quips.“I understand that you said 'Vi-Smohkan.' ” Janlon smiles, a broken fang gleaming in the light through his muzzle.“Silence.” Lord Hao's voice a casual, yet known whisper. “Our most honored guest is not done.”All the eyes return to you, and you look down, blushing beneath the white of your fur and makeup. It's kind of weird to be this important...
>>33500459Lord Hao is to your right at the head of the table, Lord Hrozai to the left, Marine across from you and Lady Azura to her right.Then from there at the other end of the table are all the Smolders to one side, the Tusked Kahkori across from them, and then the Araraki across from the Ferrynes.>What will you do now?> Keep talking while you have their attention.> Formally ask for assistance in getting home.> Ask Lord Hao something.> (Other)
>>33500483> Keep talking while you have their attention.Oddly enough, I think that the Smohkan are our safest bet for getting home with minimal problems.
>>33500483> Ask Lord Hao something.Well, let's ask about what Lord Hrozai said before.>It is also est not to fight before new guests to our table and possible allies.
>>33500483aaand the pokeymans are online. Let's see what we have here.> Formally ask for assistance in getting home.If we could just, er, see your charts, that might be greatly helpful. Also tell them we're not actually that important back home, and we didn't want to get everyone's hopes up. This party thing is just... not what we planned on.
>>33500630Not really the most appropriate thing to do right now, given that we formally refused Lord Hao's help once before. It's only polite to let them initiate on offering help, as was Hao's stated intention earlier on in this conversation.
>>33500459>the people there live lives unmolested by monsters>unmolestedWoah now; why do we live in the dome again?
>>33500698well, whatever then.I don't know what we'd go on to tell them about the dome, anyway. We could tell them that, because the dome is hidden, they might not want to make contact? I don't have any brilliant ideas here.
>>33500801I think we have already told them enough about the Dome. Hell we have already damned anyone stupid enough to go back with us.
>>33500852but possibly not wanting to make contact IS our actual reason for not wanting to bring them back and wanting to do it on our own.If the dome folk don't want to talk to these guys, it would have been much better that they didn't even come at all. If we need to explain ourselves truthfully, that's how I see it. As for an actual action here, I'm sort of stumped. We've never traded outside the dome or met a friendly culture outside of 'em, so this is all very weird.
>>33500998We have already told them about our society, where we have crazy flying machines, A/C, food to support 20 times the current population of these islands and the ability to not care about monster due to magic hax tech. Pretty sure all the tuskless lords now want someone in their retinues to see this shit for themselves, at the very least.
>>33500483>>[X] Keep talking while you have their attention.
>>33500852>>33500801The problem is that Prof took telling them the general location of the Dome to mean also giving them a sugarcoated overview that left out the isolationism and xenophobia. Which is literally the last thing we wanted.Way to fuck up, Prof.
>>33501184>>33501067I don't really care about that any more. We'll just have to tell them the place is pretty isolationist and might not even want visitors, and be firm that they have to leave if we don't come back for them.
>>33501184It feels like you're the only one who ever wanted to emphasize "the isolationism and xenophobia". Which isn't really the case at all.We're isolated as a matter of course so that we don't get attacked by monsters. Sabrina is the only xenophobic Gym Leader we know of. Giovanni (with Bruise), Bruno (with the Machokes), and Lorelei are all open to interacting with intelligent races outside of the Dome.
>>33501067We don't have planes.
>>33500801We went low key on our tech advantage for all of this time to avoid the terminally stupid, (read: curious) from following us due to the fact that the Dome would have them executed and then studied.But then prof decides that we'll just tell them about our paradise where the streets are paved with gold/food/whatever. We are going to have an entourage following us back now. They will all die.Jojo will probably want to come along to see us off or something.;_;
>>33501257yeah. There's a fairly good chance the dome WOULD want visitors.We just wanted to run it by the higher ups first, since there's also a chance they wouldn't, and having a whole expedition be turned away because they don't want to talk to them would be extremely embarrassing and expensive.
>>33501327Well, the fact of the matter is, we can't lead them into the Dome. The Indigo Reports are meant to be kept secret for now, after all. We'd need to reach Giovanni first to be debriefed.
>>33501398Yeah.We have to be firm that we can lead them to a staging area near the dome, and we will come back to them later if the dome wants to do communications.If they don't, well, they'll have to pack up and leave.
You look down for a moment, feeling the pressure of their gazes upon you. Marine offers you a consoling look. She's be doing more talking if it wasn't for her lack of vocabulary.“Umm... Lord Hrozai?” You turn to the tuskless concealed by a screen to your left. The shadow looking to you, granting a seemingly curious attention.“Earlier, you mentioned something about allies... Do you want to be friends with Kanto City?” Your expression falters from an onset of shyness, your lips trembling a bit, and you fidget with your fingers to find some comfort.Hrozai inclines his head to Hao, “I believe that our host may have an easier time of explaining this to you.” There's an amused chuckle in his voice, as he takes a drink.You do to, watering yourself down, the berrywine warm in your tummy. Setting it down, “Lord Hao?”The host takes a long drink from his cup before setting it down and standing, “We had thought about it for some time after your departure last we spoke... Should there be a City of Glass that still exists, we always had mind, questions of what we should or would do if the legends beg to be cast as history.” You can tell even without truthseeing that there's something wrong with what he's saying now and how he'd been over a week ago.“We apologize for our overreaction as well as our demand for proof. Your heart is true, as the others can see. And we understand that should we join hands with a City of Glass, Smolder will no longer starve, Araraki will no longer be confined to a desert, and Kahkori, High and Low can live their lives in peace.”There's a silence from the other representatives in the room. The Smolder's feel conflicted as whether they should speak out, or calmly oblige. The Araraki still say nothing, and you feel very little from their strange spirits now... Though you can tell that there is something of a turmoil within theirs.The fat white ferryne representative raises a paw, “Ahn wot abowt meeow?”
>>33501257>>33501327The Dome has had centuries, if not more to make contact with the rest of the world. Yet we never ever have, in-spite of trading with other Domes and world travel via magic mobile cloaking tech.The Indigo Reports are merely suggestions for how to change internal Dome policy, not marching orders.>>33501398>Giving them to Boss.>A monster/psychopath whom ruthlessly exploits other for fun and profit. Son thats even worse.
Lord Hao casts a quick and friendly gesture from beyond the shade, “As well as our ferryne friends, of course.”“I'm sorry...” You say, bowing your head, feeling conflicted about this whole matter now. They want to come to the dome, but...“Why would you be sorry? My dear White, is there anything the matter?” Drawing in a breath, you shake your head and look up at him, your heart skipping a beat as you imagine how beautiful he must be from the last you saw him,” It's dangerous. We...” For a moment you turn away, not knowing exactly what to say.> “They don't like strangers. It could be dangerous.”> “I'm nobody important. I'd need to talk to boss about this.> “They kill monsters there... They'd think you were monsters.”> “I don't want any of you getting hurt for my sake...”> (Other)
>>33501436>And we understand that should we join hands with a City of Glass, Smolder will no longer starve, Araraki will no longer be confined to a desert, and Kahkori, High and Low can live their lives in peace.Oh holy shit. Oh fuck no no no no no no no. > “I'm nobody important. I'd need to talk to boss about this.This seems the least suicidal.
>>33501464> “I'm nobody important. I'd need to talk to somebody about this.Not necessarily Boss.
>>33501464> “They kill monsters there... They'd think you were monsters.”
>>33501464>>[X] “I'm nobody important. I'd need to talk to boss about this.
>>33501464> “I'm nobody important. I'd need to talk to boss about this.that and > “They don't like strangers. It could be dangerous."Which is true. The dome doesn't really operate outside of groups it already knows, and when it does, it's a high level secret.
>>33501452>The Dome has had centuries, if not more to make contact with the rest of the world. Yet we never ever have, in-spite of trading with other Domes and world travel via magic mobile cloaking tech.Recent discovery. The Dome has only had 3 encounters with humanoid races. The land is big and there's no need to expand the Dome's borders because of its self-sufficiency, with Rangers bringing in materials when needed. The Kahkori, Smolder, and Araraki's islands are not a part of the regular trade route and the>>33501581>Which is true. The dome doesn't really operate outside of groups it already knows, and when it does, it's a high level secret.It'd be better to rephrase it a bit. It's more like they prefer to act when they have information.>>33501464> “I'm nobody important. I'd need to talk to boss about this.>>33501531>Oh holy shit. Oh fuck no no no no no no no.What are you so surprised about? We knew they wanted something from the Dome. Although yeah, it's bad if they expect so much from the Dome. Mirrors some real world relationships.
>>33501464Can we point out that the dome can't solve a lot of their problems?>"The glass dome is nothing so miraculous. Our people do not starve, but what we eat is tasteless or deliberately spiced to taste false. We are hidden, but it restricts our livingspace such that each has little to call their own...etcetc."There's a limit to what Ceru would know, but we can at least show that the Dome isn't literally paradise.Also> “I'm nobody important. I'd need to talk to boss about this."We're military, not the people in charge of new citizens or negotiating alliances.
>>33501464> “They don't like strangers. It could be dangerous.”>"There are reasons for so much secrecy."
Prof you railroading shithead, this is exactly why we didn't want to tell them the wonders of the dome.How could you do something like this?
>>33501671Yeah. The dome isn't nearly as great as they're assuming.Heck, genuine meat is a rarity there. I was baffled by how you people manage to get so much real live meat to eat out here. Then I saw how many people die during the hunts, and I was less baffled.
>>33501671Ceru has never really put any thought into our living spaces, so we don't really know if it's actually all that "restricted". Pewter is a pretty bad place to live in, though, for sure.Same with the food. We went out to eat back in the Celadon mall, remember? We've got the wonders of fast food available to us. They're pretty delicious.
>>33501713>>33501671Also isn't pretty much everyone employed in making the dome function? I didn't think we had big surpluses of crops.
>>33501859Yeah.We produce about enough to keep ourselves going. Maybe a slight excess.We might be able to help out with some technology support, but even that is iffy.
>>33501779We were eating pretty tasty synth-food, yeah.But real meat was like, a luxury thing. We only got some out of the farfetched deal.
>>33501713>>33501907We got fish, though. Fishing is Cerulean Quarter's specialty.
>>33501907>We were eating pretty tasty synth-food, yeah.It's, uh, not really synth-food. Celadon Quarter grows crops.
>>33501943Celadon does genetic engineering mostly. Veridian grows the most crops.
>>33501943Well how the hell else would we get DOUGHNUTS if not for crops?
>>33501959Veridian is what type?
>>33501671>>33501959Btw, I only mentioned food and living space because those are what stood out to me in the previous threads. If you think it isn't IC for Ceru, what WOULD be IC for her to mention for the purposes of showing that the dome is not paradise?
>>33502046>are what stood out to me in the previous threadsHow did they stand out to you?
>>33502046Very limited space. And we already have lots of people.
>>33502073Not that guy, but mentions of poverty in the pewter sector, the lack of meat, the extreme danger even nearby the dome, the difficulty with which our trade ships travel, and more stuff like that.Dome's got problems.
>>33502089We know Pewter is bad, but we don't know the exact state of our own home in our Quarter. Since Cerulean lived there her whole life comfortably enough, she's never put any thought into whether or not it was bad. Pewter is the benchmark for crappy living spaces.>>33502108Yeah. Pewter. Which is the worst Quarter to live in that we know of.We're not living purely on 'synth-food'. It hasn't even been mentioned that we do eat synth-food. We've got access to fish and vegetables.The area around the Dome is burned down regularly to keep monsters away.>the difficulty with which our trade ships travelIt was a freak storm.
>>33502073synth-burgers, only forest is filled with monsters, Hyper-industrial city without the villages and farms needed to support it in terms of farmlands, but most importantly: Ceru and Marine are repeatedly surprised by the large berries and delicious food.>>33502194If I'm wrong about the synth-burgers, I apologize, but>burned down regularlygenerally reduces available farmland.
>>33502254>Ceru and Marine are repeatedly surprised by the large berries and delicious foodPresumably, crops within the Dome are engineered to grow quickly.The forest inside the Dome is kept as a test area for the cadets.Ah, no, I think I can recall Sanna eating burgers.>generally reduces available farmland.This is outside the Dome's walls.
>>33502108I'd say pointing out the vast logistical difficulties in trading would be a big priority.
>>33502254I'd imagine the farming is done inside the dome, rather than outside it.
“Well me, I'm nobody important. I'm just a ranger that fights for the dome and helps the people...” You smile piteously to yourself, and you feel Hao move closer to the edge of his shade.“Nonsense.” He pushes the blinds away so that he is revealed to you, and you alone. The radiance of his being tingles you down into your flesh, tickling euphoria out of you in little goosebumps.Your heart beats faster,” L-Lord Hao.” The words escape you in harried gasps.The others quietly observe, your senses too flustered to make out their opinions of this.“My dearest White, Your position is one of greatest importance, and especially one of great honor, resolve, and dignity. Should you claim that you are nobody... Why... I would tear my heart out here for all to see how it breaks and crumbles to those words.“My lord.” Yasake begs attention, covering his eyes, “You are seen... Please, it is not our place to-”“I decide what is, or isn't your place Yasake. Now look upon me as I declare this.” Hao commands, and Yasake silences his tripe at once.Lord Hao, takes a knee before you, staring deeply into your eyes, giving you all the attention a girl could ask for.He isn't... is he...“My dearest White, since your refusal of me, I have neither been able to eat or sleep, drowning myself alone in drink to fuel my tears. I apologize from the depths of my being, and before leaders of the empire beside my brother. It was not my place to demand such from one so beautiful and pure.” He reaches out to you, his palm up, asking for your hand.“Could you ever possibly forgive me?”>Lord Hao's Charm Aura has afflicted Cerulean!>Cerulean is afflicted by infatuation!> “Y-yes... Yes!”> “Lord Hao... it is... It's too soon...”> “I want your children.”> (Other)
>>33502382>Spit water at him.Burn Tenacity if needed.Also, those answers are not befitting of 'forgiving', but for 'proposals'. That bastard.
>>33502382Oh my god. That third option. Fuck you Prof. We've already got enough fuel for the imagination. FUCK YOUUUUUUU.> (Other)>F-f-forgive you for what?
>>33502382> “Y-yes... Yes!”everybody stay calm, the playboy is just being his usual dramatic self.and he has been trying to help us get the index back
>>33502382man hao you're weird.Let's just accept the apology in the most calm and rational manner possible.So, a > “Y-yes... Yes!”or maybe something like this>>33502471for more information gathering and maybe to diffuse the situation.
>>33502382> “Lord Hao... it is... It's too soon...”You really want us to fuck some birds.
>>33502382>>[X] (Other)This please >>33502471Really all the others feel like fucking traps.
>>33502503I'm actually wondering whether or not he's more or less trustworthy now. It seems he's the type who really believed in the 'myths', but had to hide it in front of everyone else.>>33502382>>33502471>>33502539Same reason. I'm not sure exactly what he's asking us to forgive him for. So best to be flustered and ask. Even if he doesn't expound, it'd be the same as us saying we weren't really ever offended.
>>33502303>>33502319Well, I assume that a significant part of the dome is apartment buildings, factories, power plants, malls, Repel Tech, trams, and slums. I have a difficult time believing you could fit a large amount of farmland in there, unless Veridian Quarter is significantly larger than the other Quarters.> “Y-yes... Yes!”or>F-f-forgive you for what?So was "explain the problems of the dome" outvoted?
>>33502598I think hao interrupted us.We didn't even get to how we'd have to tell the boss.
>>33502517>>33502552>>33502585>>33502623So. These 1 minute intervals.>>33502598Each quarter specializes in a specific job. The power plants, for example, are maintained by the electric quarter.Malls are luxuries and the trams are public transport between quarters.
>>33502382> “Y-yes... Yes!”lets leave saying dumb things to Marine
>>33502382> “Y-yes... Yes!”
>>33502695I actually think "I want your children" won't really lead to anything. All the other leaders are there, and it's pretty obvious what Hao's doing. SOMEONE'S gonna interrupt. Still not voting for it, though.>Each quarter specializes in a specific job.But we still don't really know the space allocation for each quarter. If most of the dome is farmland, that means that the total population is actually quite tiny compared to its theoretical limit.
>>33502471>>33502382> (Other)>F-f-forgive you for what?
>>33502382> (Other)No matter what we say, we need to summon the willpower to shut our fucking eyes.
>>33502382Wow he is REALLY trying to get us. Fuck son. >Charm.Besides the samefag spamming the sex scene...> “Y-yes... Yes!”We are going to tell him soooooo many bad things.
>>33502810The bishie sparkles, I CAN SEE THEM THROUGH MY EYELIDS
>>33502804>>33502471>>33502567>>33502576>>33502539He's asking for forgiveness for coming on too strong when he asked about the dome when we first met...by coming on too strong with the apology.Don't you guys read?
>>33502855It's basically a stalling tactic.
>>33502829of course he's going to try to fuck us. He's a royal poonhound who gets what he wants and we're some exotic foreigner from a fabled lost city and we just grew some tits.
>>33502855It's because he's talking about our 'refusal of him'. Either he's talking about that or about offering help.
>>33502888>yfw charm stat is working against us for the first time.We should've gone low charm guys.
>>33502917It's his Charm Aura. It's really high, you shmuck.
>>33502917No, his Charm is just so stupidly high it's large enough to have a chance to infatuate even us.
What would happen if Hao and the boss had a conversation?
>>33502855They are trying to stay non-commital. This is going to end horribly for us no matter what. IE we are going to be giving away secrets we should not be giving away. >We tell him our life's story, including our ranger induction.
>>33503007Who knows how high Boss' charm or tenacity is.
>>33502382>> (Other) >F-f-forgive you for what?All the other choices just seem bad to me.
>>33503020>Lord Hao vs Boss.>Hao sits behind a screen and they're having a normal conversation.>Hao opens it up just enough to crack a peep out.>Giovanni sweats.It ends with them making out.
>>33502558>birdsThe Tuskless are really humanoid though. It's the Kahkori that are really monstrous even in comparison.
>>33503073stop giving Ceru ideas for fanfiction
>>33503099>>33503073>ceru furiously writing fanfictionhahahahaaaa
>>33503184I always imagined it as Devon writing all the fanfiction.
>>33503099So instead of>I want your childrenit's>I want you to have Boss' children?
Lord hao, you know it isn't fair to use pretty attacks on young girls!Ceru's training didn't cover this!
Honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if the fastest way to deal with Lord Hao's "interests" in Ceru was sleep with him so that'd he'd lose interest and move on to his next flavor of the month. "Your resistance only makes my penis harder" etc etc.
>>33503427B-b-b-but we're so young!
“Y-yes... Yes!” You say as though you were a blushing bride, turning your head and nibbling upon your finger. You have a thought that pushes against the veil of the aura, a lingering question. Drawing your finger a way, a strand of cold saliva attaching linking it to your mouth until the tether reaches its limit.“But what am I to forgive you for my lord?” You give little giggle, squeezing your eyes shut.You can still feel the glorious warmth oh the Lord upon your body, the luminous being that he is filtering through your being.“Hao, you are being cruel to the child.” A voice speaks from behind you, calm and collected. “It would be more polite to ask such a thing from beyond the shade. You understand the effect we have upon others, do you not?”You open your eyes to see a somewhat irritated look upon Hao's face, before it switches gears right into that wonderfully pleasant smile with his handsome lips and masculine ja-“Lord Haooo, Why are you giving Ceru so much attention?” Marine wines, squirming in her chair. “I'm the one that loves you more...”There's a feminine laugh from beside her,”Oh, little fish. I'll take care of you if Hao won't grant you favor...”“ENOUGH!” A roar bellows through the room, silencing the crude display of the manipulative nobles.Yet it is not a Smolder. Kurojo stands from his seat, staring at Lord Hao with nothing but rage in his eyes. The Kahkori representative by his side seems to have gone nearly white with fear.“My Lord,” He inclines his head and replaces himself upon his seat, the rage in his heart scarcely past, “I believe your other quests have seen quite enough of this farce. Do you not agree, Huntmaster?”Nala's lip twitches as she holds back a slight grin.
>>33503755Infernus looms over the table staring down, a low rumbling growl, “The apprentice is right. We have not come from our lands to watch you flirt with a cub.” He sits squarely in his chair, crossing his arms over, “And to be frank, we have more to worry about in the prospect of her return. She comes from across the seas, yes? How do you propose we cross them when Leviathans, and Samehada impede our ships in open water?”
>>33503775yeah this is a sort of pressing question.We were PLANNING on just making a boat out of all the strongest monsters but, well, that's sort of a desperate move.
>>33503775Hao hastily returns to his shade, giving you one final wink that melts your heart before he closes his personal shade. “If she is here, then there must be a way there. A simple matter of fact. Doors oft go two ways.”“And death goes one. If you have an idea, we are open to hear of it, yet for now the Smolders of Cruorcibal have no interest.” Infernus rises from his seat, and makes to leave, “If you will excuse me.”“Same for the Smolder of Melfurna, we have hungry mouths to feed, not to send to the jaws of distortion.” Janlon leaves as well. “Death is a one way door, Lord Hao.” Nala nods, and also leaves.The Araraki speak for the first time in this meeting, “We would like to speak to White in private, if it please lord.” The Masked lizard bows its head, iridescent eyes unblinking as they glow within the shadows of their masks.You shiver at the sight of these Araraki. They seem... different. Old...Kurojo's aura still simmers.> Tell Hao you'd like to leave now.(Go with the Smolder.)> Give the Araraki their audience. Is this... the Elder?> Stay with Hao for a bit, wait for the others to leave to speak in private.> (Other)
>>33503793> Give the Araraki their audience. Is this... the Elder?Eh. Alright.
>>33503793>> Give the Araraki their audience. Is this... the Elder?
Breaking to watch LoK. brb in an hour.
>>33503793>> Tell Hao you'd like to leave now.(Go with the Smolder.)Continue with the plan as is.>> Give the Araraki their audience. Is this... the Elder?Don't go back to the dome.>> Stay with Hao for a bit, wait for the others to leave to speak in private.Muh pheromones rape bird.
>>33503793Well, the elders DID ask to talk to us.> Give the Araraki their audience. Is this... the Elder?I guess now is the time to hear araki explain themselves proper, and then try to let them down easy about the domes.
>>33503846I want to continue the plan as is, but also want to give the elders the audience they request.I'd like to talk to the smolders more, but they don't seem to want to talk to us.
>>33503793> Give the Araraki their audience. Is this... the Elder?>>33503835Its gonna be shit like the last two seasons prof, the interesting villain always ALWAYS disappoints in the end and the universe will bend over backwards to accommodate Korra.
>>33503793>> Give the Araraki their audience. Is this... the Elder?finally, the people we need to pay attention to without drawing more than the normal amount of attention.
>>33503875/co/ leave the new season is pretty good
>>33503875Zaheer seems cool. I'm watching mostly to see how the concept of a violent airbender will play out.
>Prof's taking an hour-long breakNow's my chance to ask! What will be our character for AoPH: Johto edition?I support a Skarmory graft.
Hey, do you want to split up?Kurojo buddies with the Smolder for the first time in forever.Marine distracts Hao without any ulterior motives.
>>33503793>>[X] Give the Araraki their audience. Is this... the Elder?Afterword I think leaving would be for the best. For some reason I can't stand Lord Hao.
>>33503954Me, I was hoping we'd go for a Dratini/Horsea graft, kept the Remoraid, and just keep refusing to evolve into Dragonite.
>ArarakiOh boy, here it comes. More of that bullshit.
>>33503950I think evil airbender nihilist Henry Rollins is a neat idea too but the last two main villains disappointments burned me out.Gonna sit this one out till the end, wait and see if this one turns out any better. I'm not optimistic.>>33503954>>33504026Ceru's fragility and lack of melee proficiency would make veer me to more durable/physical grafts.I'd back a skarmory
>>33504026But flying doesn't count towards the type thing.
>>33504093Shame that Rock types are the one that's great on defense but everyone is good against them anyway.
>>33504154Wait, it doesn't? This opens up a whole new dimension to added mons.
>>33504206and this is why the pastebins need to be updated.also, ghost doesn't count either, as it's "potential as a medium"
>>33504093>>33504178Skarmory + Magneton, or any other Electric type.Ground immunity, durability, extremely good special attack and capture potential. Also, we fly.
>>33503793I want to get in good with the smolders, myself.But they seem to be uninterested in us.Can we chase them down later?
>>33504236Even though it doesn't add an additional type, I'd still like to keep it on a Dragonair evolution simply because I'm not as big a fan of Dragonite.
>>33504236I think it's more that most ghosts can't be grafted period.But a non-ghost that evolves into a ghost is kind of a grey area?One that's specific to Froslass, as Shedinja is a whole other bag of worms.
>>33504256Throw in an Elekid/Electabuzz/Electavire for melee options and you got a deal
>>33503955The only one of those splits that doesn't work is jojo with smolders.We've got nobody that plays well with smolders.
>>33504277They were interested in us, but I think they wanted us all to themselves. Now that the Kahkori know everything, they're cutting their losses.
>>33504350I think they just don't see much in the way of ways across the ocean.
>>33504336It's too suspicious if he joins us while we leave Marine though.
>>33504350As far as we know, Akabaron has acted alone. Each of the Smolder leaders govern their people individually, without interference from the others.Akabaron is the only one looking for a Smolder engineer who's interested in creating a device to help a ship travel across the sea without need for waves. The other Smolder leaders either don't know of this or are keeping mum, as was what Akabaron wanted.
>>33504350>>33504372I think they didn't tell any lies and excused themselves.
>>33504372But they were originally the ones who were gonna get a ship for us, remember?
>>33504407>>33504419we'll talk with them later, then?Apologize for letting hao find things out, but they seemed to put most things together behind our backs anyway.
>>33504446We don't know if they're collaborating with Akabaron, nor did Akabaron ever say that it was needed for us to not describe the Dome.
>>33504483I hope Akabaron is doing okay.Who knows how long his trip is going to take.
What are the odds Hao is using his playboy reputation as a smokescreen to hide our investigation in attempt to help and not just to solely fuck us?
>>33505015fairly good.I feel like he IS trying to help. Whether what he is doing actually helps us or makes our situation more difficult is a toss up.
>>33505015Investigation for what?Our gear?
>>33505112What else would we be investigating? Can't let the thieves think we're onto them... even if we're not really turning up much at the moment.
Annnd We're back!
>>33505015He's probably going to try to use us to get him to be the Emperor of the entire island chain. Sudden influx of vastly superior tech, a possibility for increased food production, and unique warriors that he "recruited" from the dome will be what propels him to higher power.
>>33505112>>33505133well, getting our gear and finding a way home.
>>33505015>Hao >attempt to helpstopped reading right there>>33505049oh anon dont be this naivenon of these fucks can be trusted, especially the kahkoris. we've already told them more than we wished to. we can only salvage what's left from the situation and deny any advances they make, get back to the dome by our own two feet (and limited help from akabaron), make marine swear an oath of secrecy, and contact the boss, confide everything in private including our noted observations of the current political situation surrounding the Ararakis-Kahkoris-Smolodhan.IF we take Kurojo along, if only as proof of our words, make it very clear to him that we are not responsible for what decisions our Boss takes, even if it inconveniences him or his race/land, and we have no say in it. I'm all hands for a righteous PURGING on all the disgusting xeno who thinks they can take advantage of us because we're a little girl and can be easily manipulated. Seeing the PURGING from Kurojo's eyes only fuels my hate boner more.
>>33505162His brother is the current Emperor, so he's got the lineage.
>>33505162He's hasn't really shown any interests outside of his libido and the Dome. I doubt he has eyes on the big throne.
>>33505173>oh anon dont be this naive>dontI stopped reading right there.
>>33505173I gennerally disregard your arguments here because of how incredibly dumb it is to expect the dome to do anything like that, especially this distance away.
>>33505211It happened dozens of times in world history. Close relatives of the current rulers often try to take their position.>>33505256Hmm. Good point.
>>33505173this isn't 40k anon.
>>33505150I think we're finally listening to the araki's speech.Though it won't move us much, I can tell ahead of time, because it won't allow for a massive population of noncombatants.
Feeling more yourself, you give Lord Hao a lingering look, as you turn, nodding to the Araraki. “I know of one of you... Yes, there are some things that I'd like to ask.”The desolate gaze of the Araraki's shining eyes is unnerving, as though they're here, but not entirely. “We speak much better than the child. Come to the District of Bones and ask for the Old Ones. For now. We depart.” The Lizards each rise in perfect unison.“Lord Hao.” They speak as one and bow their heads, disappearing in the next moment.With them gone, the other tuskless visibly shudder beyond their shades.“Dreadful creatures, those Araraki... Why do we not have the smolders wipe them out again?”“Silence.” Lord Hao's composure returns to that befitting of royalty. “It seems our actions have rendered this dinner at a bitter note... My dearest, would you visit me tomorrow?”You try to avoid eye contact, to hide you blush, to avert yourself from his intentions, “Tell Yasa-”A loud slam rings throughout the room. Kurojo's standing again, in a martial stance, his fist buried in the wood of the table.He adjusts, taking on a more curt, and proper demeanor, “A fly... I had thought, Lord Hao...” Everyone stares at him in a heavy silence. “I believe that White would appreciate an escort out.”“Ah, yes.... Yes, I would.” You stand abruptly, nearly falling backwards as you hurry away from the table.“Is that so?” Lord Hao states blandly as if it were the most dreadful thing in the world. You can tell that he's staring down Kurojo from beyond that screen. “And what of her companion? Lady Ultramarine?” He whisks his arm to the one he refers.Marine begins to say something, yet Lady Azura cuts her off, “Oh, I'll take care of this one... She's so cute I could just eat her up...”
“Meeow Lowrd. Mee Liiike theshe. Fliwrt weeth pheesh meore?” The fat white ferrinesays with an unreadable expression. “You eesh made weeth pheesh, yeeeeesh?” His eyes flicker between you and Marine.You couldn't quite understand what he's trying to say.Kurojo takes you by the arm, giving you some form of security, “Shall we, White?”Without another word, you nod, and hug him closer, your body shivering besides itself as you get away from Hao's influence. You almost forget to look back at Marine.“My, you are indeed the most interesting, lovely thing.” Azura muses. Marine giggles from within the shade,”N-no... You're amazing.. You're as pretty as Hao.”The tusked Kahkori leader stands to beg Hao forgiveness...> Tell Marine you'll see her at the Guild.> Take Marine with you.> Hug Kurojo's arm tighter and leave in a hurry.> (Other)
>>33505598>> Take Marine with you.stay faitful to Hao at least>> Hug Kurojo's arm tighter and leave in a hurry.
>>33505598> Take Marine with you.Come on, Marine, let's go!
>> Take Marine with you.
>>33505598>[x] Take Marine with you.
>>33505598> Take Marine with you.> (Other)>Tell Lord Hao we'll speak with him again tomorrow regarding that other matter he said he could help us withLet's not forget that Lord Hao initially invited us because he thought he had found some information regarding our missing equipment.
>>33505598> Take Marine with you.>>33505683Plus this. Hao is just going to invite us again anyway. It'd be better if we took the initiative here, rather than have him "invite" us without our friends around.
>>33505598Too far, Kurojo. Too far.>Take MarineThis is going to take a Charm check, isn't it?
>>33505598>you are made with fish, yesHOW DOES HE KNOWAnyway, we should probably take marine with us.I mean it would be a wise idea.So maybe a little bit of this> Take Marine with you.if she's willing to go with us.Also, > (Other)We're not fishes!It's just we can breathe and also spit water and also swim really good!>>33505683This is a good point.We'll reconvene later, when we're not taking up the time of all the statesmen on the island.
>>33505719we smell like pheeesh
>>33505719>>33505598I feel the ferrines know WAY MORE than they are letting on.
>>33505737They're simple. Prof said so already.
>>33505737Course they do, it's just really difficult to talk to most of them.It would be comparitively easier to get the felynes to cooperate with the Dome, although the melynxes would have to stay out.Also, having the Araraki AND the felynes on our side would seriously tip the balance.
Who is Azura again?
>>33505791The bitchy governess slutbag that's trying to lez with Marine.
>>33505791She's the female tuskless leader. She's the one who got angry easily earlier on?
>>33505791Tuskless. Ruthless, but uses Charm Aura so nobody has an overt problem with her. Probably abuses it for fun and entertainment. Based on Azula from The Last Airbender.
If the vote is for taking marine, then we should really go enjoy the festival some.I mean, fancy nobleman balls are one thing, but carnie food and ring toss is another.
I guess we'll have to come back and talk to these noblemen again later.Apologize to hao that the assembly didn't go so well
Pulling at Kurojo's arm, you bid him to stop, looking back to the lingering dinner guests, “Marine, come on. We need to go- now.”“But she's only arrived so soon...” You hear the sound of kissing from the screen. Marine giggles.Lord Hao offers a little laugh. Lord Hrozai says nothing, simply stroking his chin in contemplation.“But Cerulean~ I want to stay!” Marine laughs from the screen, her voice making weird sounds, as Azura's shadow mixes with hers.“Oh? Is that her real name? I've read of a town like that once... Isn't that right Hao?” Azura muses, littering your friend with another series of kisses. You blush deeply at that... What is she doing?You pull away from Kurojo, and he grabs your arm again, leaning in close to whisper, “They won't hurt her. They don't do that. But unless you want to end up the same way, we need to leave now Ceru...” He pulls away. His eyes flicking to the head of the table, “Hao's watching.”> “Okay... Marine, we'll see you at the guild.”> “No. She's coming with us!” (Engagement Imminent)> Kiss Kurojo. Hao's watching, right?> (Other)
>>33506051>Engagement Imminentwhat kind of engagementWHAT KIND OF ENGAGEMENT
>>33506051> “No. She's coming with us!” (Engagement Imminent)We can't leave her alone.
>>33506051> “Okay... Marine, we'll see you at the guild.”Fuckit. Leave her to the rape birds
>>33506051> “No. She's coming with us!” (Engagement Imminent)>But unless you want to end up the same wayGod damn, Prof. Stay you away from the dark corners of my mind!
>>33506051>“Okay... Marine, we'll see you at the guild.”Sometimes you gotta make mistakes I guess.
>>33506051> “No. She's coming with us!” (Engagement Imminent)Something like with Yasake? Since he seemed to really admire it while Kurojo is so afraid.
>>33506051>>[X] “No. She's coming with us!” (Engagement Imminent)
>>33506051>“Okay... Marine, we'll see you at the guild.”I really don't wanna deal with these obnoxious fairies.
>>33506051> “No. She's coming with us!” (Engagement Imminent)>We can talk again, Lord Hao, but Marine and I have work to do. Our equipment is still missing, after all, and now does not seem to be the right time. We'll talk with you again personally tomorrow.Something to that effect.
>>33506051>> “No. She's coming with us!” (Engagement Imminent)It's too late to back out. Also, Marine is seriously compromising the dome.
>>33506051> “Okay... Marine, we'll see you at the guild.”Because anything else is stupid
>>33506051> “No. She's coming with us!” (Engagement Imminent)>>33506210Pretty much this. We DO NOT want to leave Marine alone with these guys. You guys DO understand how loose Marine's lips are? Or how loose they're going to be afterward...>>33506209Plus this to help us get out.
>>33506098I am not comfortable with ANY KIND of engagement in this context.They're all bad!
>>33506051> “No. She's coming with us!” (Engagement Imminent)>>33506235It's our only choice, though, since we can't let Marine talk with them alone.
>>33506051> “No. She's coming with us!” (Engagement Imminent)
Actually, can we pull rank? She's a Ranger directly under us, and festival or no, orders are orders. To trample on that is an affront.This much can be done outside of Charm Aura's radius.
>>33506264I was considering that.Pull rank, talk to her as a rocket, apologize to the partygoers for being rude.I don't know how well it would go.
>>33506051> “No. She's coming with us!” (Engagement Imminent)>>33506264That makes sense. Pull rank on Marine (since we WERE made impromptu leader back on the ship). We can also do what>>33506209said too, if needed? Maybe as an excuse.Or we can use the meeting we went and promised with the Araraki leaders as well. Assert that we must act professionally and apologize for leaving briskly.
>>33506209Do we really want to tell everyone about the missing gear? Then again, we already did that in the Gathering Hall...
>>33506376Just say it's our missing belongings?Either that or use the meeting with the Araraki Elders as an excuse.
>pull rank on marineand let the others know we're some kind of officer or NCO? Heck no. Talk to her as a friend and fellow ranger, let them know Nothing. Tight-lip policy from here on.
>>33506051> “Okay... Marine, we'll see you at the guild.”maybe she's spying?
>>33506461They already know we're part of a fighting force>>33500459>there's a fighting force that protects the dome that you're a part of.And ranks are a thing in the guild.We're above Marine because we're her senior in the Rockets and because we were unofficially made squad leader.
>>33506264That sounds like a good suggestion.
>>33506514No? Definitely not. WHY would you even think that?
>>33506546Pretty sure Azura is trying to pick Marine's brain. Marine isn't really privy to sensitive information so when she gets back we can ask her if Azura asked questions about the dome.
>>33506633She knows how Rangers are made.That is so very very bad.
>>33506633>Marine isn't really privy to sensitive informationUh....she still knows about the Dome. She isn't even aware that the process behind our grafts is something we don't want to talk about.
>>33506633Besides our grafts, she also knows that many of our adult rangers are out on missions.
>>33506703Dude, we are SO far away that an invasion from either side is unsustainable.
>>33506678>>33506703>>33506684She managed to keep her mouth shut around Lord Hao (her legs are another matter though)
>>33506744Because nothing has been asked of her yet.
>>33506744It's obvious that Marine has been affected more strongly than Ceru.She didn't keep her mouth shut. It's just that no one was talking to her particularly when questions were being asked.
>>33506734Well, the smoldhan are in need of a new land to settle on...they could just move next to the city, once they have ships.
>>33506785thread 47>“Why? What makes you so scared?” He lets you slip away, turning his attention upon Marine, who's already steaming from the ears, “Perhaps your lovely friend may tell us?”“Uh...” Marine's eyes flicker to you. “Uh...” Her blue cheeks flush deeply, she giggles, “I dunno...”“Truly?” Lord Hao muses.
Okay guys. Here it comes...
>>33506852She doesn't know, she's not sure.What's so hard about that? It's so flimsy as a base. And Marine's about to get a full-burst of that aura right now.
>>33506903YOU WORRY US YGG
You hold yourself by Kurojo, weighing your options with a heavy heart. You grab him by the sleeve of his disjointed kimono and look him in the eye, “Jojo. She's one of us. We can't just leave her here. It isn't right.”He tenses up, but he does need and stays by your side as you turn to face Hao and the others. The Kahkori leader continues to beg forgiveness beside him. The fragrance of alcohol and other aromas fill the room. For a moment Marine screams, but then she's muted hastily.You tremble besides yourself at whatever torture your friend's being subject to. You cannot leave without her.“Hao, I am Marine's senior in the Rocket rangers, she's my grunt as boss would say.” You feel his full attention on you, his shade leaning forward and you shudder. “And... and I would have her do as I say... Or it... would be an in-insult to the dome.”“My, my... So it is true that you -are- somebody after all. How convenient now, isn't it?” Hao chuckles, rolling his wine, his facade over with to an extent. “Now that you've made that clear, I must wonder what kind of leader can't control her own people... My dear White- Cerulean.” He rolls your name upon his tongue and it makes you quiver, falling to your knees with a flushed breath. Kurojo reaches for you, right by your side, yet Yasake slips in like a streak of greased lightning to pull him back.“I'd rather you now interrupt my lord's audience with Lady White. It could prove unreasonable for your safety.” Yasake breaths.Marine screams again, falling into a series of giggles.“What... what are you doing to her?” You breath restlessly, your tail wrapping up the front of your body defensively as you feel yourself leaking.
“Just blowing off some steam, dear White...” Azura cackles from beyond her screen. “Dealing with those brutish smolodhans is so dreadful. No class, no pleasure... Just honor and thinly veiled secrets. Acting like we can't tell that they're up to something.”“Up... to...”Hao rises, opening his screen. The White Cat laughs. The Kahkori leader covers his eyes, and retreats.“Singer, can you sing a little song for him?” Hao's request is more a command, and one of the band breaks away to whisper sing-song words into the ear of the leader. Listening to it makes you feel drowsy, the leader falls asleep.“The Smolodhans, Smolders as they prefer to be called- as a proper tribe, seem to be hiding something from us... I've also been made aware...” Hao steps from his screen, walking slowly towards you, Kurojo held back by Yasake.“Ceru... Ceru... Run!” He gags outYour legs tremble, and you're unable to move. The floor beneath you is covered in water.“The day after you made your little declaration and that Yasake reported your lie, I did some investigating.” Hao draws closer, bathing you in his saccharine aura, ridding your mind of all that bothersome resistance and mild loathing that should be there. You hold your tail close, writhing in futility.“During your evolution period in which you metamorphosed into the beautiful creature that kneels before me, Akabaron left upon a ship destined for Smelda. Captained by one pirate by the name of Dovahki.”“Can you guess why I'd call that miserable cur a pirate?”“N-no... L-lord Hao...” You whine, how can he look at you like that... So stern and serious. Such command...“Because she carts around Smolodhans to wherever she has the charts for. No authorization. I heard about the incident on Swamport island, the Tropius shot down by the dead Juraik.”
“Oh, why would he leave in such a hurry after he'd only just returned?” Azura cries out amidst her torturing of Marine.“No! No- stop... Pleaaaasse.” Marine cries out, as she thrashes from beyond the curtain.Hao looms over you, looking you over and down, as you sit in a puddle, staring back up at him. “Now, why do you think he'd leave so quickly?”> “Because he promised to help me.”> “Because he stole my things.”> “Because he had something to take care of.”> (Other)
>>33506967>> “Because he had something to take care of.”more importantly> (Other)The hell are those guys doing to marine?
oh boy, now we're in for it....>>33506967> (Other)No idea. I don't know him well.>>33506999weapons grade pleasure
>>33506967I really really REALLY want to go into rocket mode for some reason.
>>33506967>The floor beneath you is covered in water.From where exactly...>as you sit in a puddleGross. Or arousing? I don't know.> (Other)>Deflect>Mention that our mother is one of the Elite 4>One day we will reach her positionThreat? Or a boast? Whichever. Anything to get their attention off of this.Although Slyph Co. is the government, the Elite 4 seem like they'd be widely respected. Would it not be incorrect to say that Ceru would be something like a princess in the Dome, Prof? Even if she's just treated as a regular soldier (although a prized one, at that).
>>33507089I really hope neither gross nor arousing is true.I choose to believe we just are leaking from one of our armguns.
>>33506967>>33507089This. Switch topics. Dangle something that seems tastier in front of Hao.
To the anon who said 'its normal to have ranks in the guild, so it's okaty to pull rank!' and tried to counter my argument, this is what you've wrought. Units are also a part of them, we've just released the fact that we 're from some high ranking unit, the Rockets, and have limited. Auhority over Rangers. Thanks, asshole. We've been doing nothing but playing into their hands this entire time, slowly giving up detail after detail. They're not idiots, they can easily piece together the facts. I'm out.
>>33507101>>33507089I don't think that's actually very true or very relevant.>>33507111That's actually entirely untrue, as we don't have any official rank over marine and are just assuming some as the oldest current rocket in the field.
>>33507111No? Are you an idiot?You had no argument. Being her leader doesn't change anything that's been said. But I guess that doesn't matter since you're just spazzing out since you have nothing intelligible to contribute.
>>33507111Nothing of what you said actually follows, though? We're her field leader, and that's it. Nothing else you said could be extrapolated.
so who else is thinking of letting the other girl take over if this goes to far(that or we go evil mode)
>>33507134>I don't think that's actually very true or very relevant.Us taking over for Lorelei? Oh, no, that's just a boast. But we're aiming for it, right? Nothing wrong with that. As for it not being relevant, well, that's the reason I suggested it. It's an attempt to deflect them.
>this is probably what life would be like if Espers didn't have that discipline drilled into them.how horrifying
>>33507279Yeah, I don't like this place too much.I'd like to just grab marine and hoof it to the nearest water or something.
>>33507089This seems to have the most votes.
>>33507374just don't punish us too hard for it
>>33507405Eh, no need to think too hard. This is just a sequential event. It'll just be Prof having the characters talking around everything that's suggested until the end or something interrupts.
>>33507374does it?Ugh, I don't like this whole situation Especially since, well, we were telling the damn truth when we said we were nobody important. They should have felt that.Even if we're in charge of marine, that's still not important.
>>33506967Honestly, I think we should just be concerned for marine at this point.Fuck his questions.
>>33507481Hm. They're both true, to an extent? On us becoming one of the Elite 4, that would be based on our conviction? Since it's not a guaranteed truth, but it's a possibility we're reaching out for hard.
>>33507539well, both us not being important AND us being in charge of marine are true.We're low ranking rockets, but we're higher ranking rockets than marine.
Your head is swimming, and you tighten your legs together even more, sucking up a runaway sliver of drool. Pulling together thoughts from your rose-tinted shades, you come up with something to deflect this line of questioning.“I-I'm my mother's girl...” Your eyes flutter, and Hao seems sincerely confused for the moment. “Lorelei... My mom's Lorelei of- of the Elite Four...”“One day... I-I'm going to be part of the Elite Four... like her.”You speak your words drearily as though a haze clouds your mind. Yet Hao seems to pause, staring at you intently,”Elite... Four?”“Yeah... they're super strong...”“Lorelei?”“Mommy. She's an ice ranger.” You giggle like a little girl, and Hao backs off, seemingly stunned by something.“No, that isn't right... But you... You have red hair like her... How could... Lorelei?” Hao places a knuckle against his lips, the other arm crossed underneath as he returns to a seat, pouring a goblet of wine.“My lord?” Yasake seems startled by Hao's sudden change in behavior, slacking in his restraint of Kurojo.“Release the boy. He's free to leave. This is interesting...”Hrozai strokes his chin, “Yes. That is an odd pair of names.You feel the pressure of the aura fall, and your head's less muddy. Looking down, you realize how badly you wet yourself, grimacing.“Worry not, my servants will take care of that.” Hao sips from his goblet. “Still, it is strange that you mention Lorelei and the Elite Four..” Hao seems concerned, his entire demeanor changed once again,”Stranger still that you do not lie, yet something else is so very wrong.”
Wrong? “What's wrong?” You summon up the strength to stand, and find yourself staring into the eerie eyes of the white Ferrine.It smiles at you, grinning wide, “Pheesh...” The annoying thing says again, and you bat it out of the way, forcing it into a roll in which it eventually grinds to a halt.“What's wrong?” Hao absently swirls wine about his cup, staring off into the distance, with a slightly amused smirk upon his face.“Why, what's wrong is that Lorelei is dead. The Elite Four was in our records from a thousand years ago. If what you say is true, then you're the daughter of a dead woman... Yet you have her red hair... Your mother has it as well, yes? What does your mother look like?”“I...”>[End Thread.]
>>33507662I REALLY HOPE WE DIDN'T WET OURSELVES THAT WAY PROFThat would be really weird to me.
>>33507662>>33507674Oh wow. What a plot twist. This...this is actually pretty exciting.Now to find out whether she's immortal or the name Lorelei is passed down.
>>33507674Next thread, we BETTER open up with a diatrabe on how hao had better not be preparing to tell us we are thousands of years out of place.Because that would just ruin everything.
>>33507674It was a popular name?or our brain has been fucked to the max
>>33507674Okay.We have to break down with hao how that is terrifying news to hear. We HOPE it's just a similar name. and that's all that is.We hope it's not something like... anything else really. Any explanation other than this is really bad for our chances of meeting our mom again.
>>33507701Who knows. Agatha is really old herself, so it's not as if at least one method in the world doesn't exist to extend one's life.Maybe Lorelei was frozen?>That face when she's called The Frozen because she was thawed out
>>33507724oh.OOOOH.That's actually a huge relief if that's what happened.
>>33507724Agatha only shows herself to her mediums dude.In all reality it's very likely that she's dead.
>>33507743Nah, nah.She's actually just a corpse that's moved around by her soul.
>>33507743>>33507724But Bruno fucked the lady machoke/machamp and made a Bruise Lee
Comments, questions, concerns?>The Good.>The Bad.>The Weird.
Also, it would make the fact that they heard of Domes named after the Quarters make sense, they split up and made new Domes.
>>33507754Well, that's Bruno.Fuck, I wouldn't be surprised if Giovanni was working on his own method of becoming immortal. I'm still holding onto my theory that he created and implanted Ditto into himself and become the Mewtwo of this story.
>>33507768I am actually most concerned about the weird wetting thing.As for the elite four twist, it's pretty interesting and I hope ceru breaks out of the fuzzybrain enough to be outraged/baffled by this. You know, demanding to see the records herself and whatnot. Or more information.
>>33507768So. How was LoK?>No cable because of recent stormsAnother question. Where did the water come from, Prof. Wheeeere?>>33507788No reason why she'd get angry over this. She's not the hotheaded type. Confused is perfectly reasonable. Hell, the first reaction you'd have would be if they just had a case of mistaken identity and that this Lorelei in their records is just someone with a similar name.
>>33507803You ever see when someone is so confused they start yelling and flipping tables?But yeah, our first reaction should be "Oh, it's probably just a similar name?"
I think we're a clone.
>>33507814I think we were FLUNG INTO THE FUTURE, WHERE POKEMON ARE LAWNow we must find a way back to our own time to undo the molestation that is Azura
>>33507814at least we'll be hot
>>33507812That's being belligerent. Some people, when they're confused, react with anger. It's something that falls under a certain personality type.
>>33507824Your interpretation is more fun, but only survivable if we actually invest in melee skills.>>33507836Son of a bitch why was I so unlucky as a kid to have missed the actual elite four fights
>>33507836Considering how easy it is to replace the eyes (and there must be a number of methods to correct eyesight in the Dome), I wonder if Lorelei even still wears glasses? Maybe enhanced with technology?
>>33507674... Did Celibi send us into the future or some shit?I'm gonna operate under the assumption that yes, we are about a thousand years in the future, and the dome has been ground to dust.>inb4 the boss is the immortal emperor
>>33507873Bet she doesn't even need them. she wears them just to conceal her sexiness power levels.she takes them off and does the stripper hair whip around
So.Theories are:a. SamenameB. CloningC. Cast into the future by akuD. rip van winkelrulianE. Traditional names for the elite 4
>>33507803LoK was pretty good. I'm digging the new villains for what they're worth. Lin's got a weird way of digging with baggage, her sister's awesome beyond words, and Tenzin is a horrible teacher.And as for the water. Use your imagination. Let it run wild.
>>33507926Prof.Prof no.The water is from our water guns prof.From the water guns and sweat and NOTHING MORE.
>>33507889>Thousands of years in the future>Still can't fucking cross a large body of waterThis sure is a shit future.
>>33507926>Use your imagination.THAT gutter?
>>33507929And Private Places.
>>33507949no.I REFUSE your premise good sir.
>>33507926> Use your imagination. Let it run wild.Yes. Yes. I'm tempted to try my hand at the art of SMUTSMITHING. So tempted. But I can't bare to taint my hands and the memory of this quest. Any further than they already have been.>LoK was pretty good. I'm digging the new villains for what they're worth. Lin's got a weird way of digging with baggage, her sister's awesome beyond words, and Tenzin is a horrible teacher.I wonder if we'll get to see Toph this season. ANYWAY, villains are cool. It's nice to see a competent group of villains where each member bends one of the elements. It's just nice watching the fight choreography.Also, I'd honestly forgotten that there was no doubt these guys wouldn't have heard about the Elite 4, considering they have some records on the Dome.
>>33507768Time travel is always bullshit.
Did we get sealed in a giant iceberg?Did our MOM get sealed in a giant iceberg?Did sealing in an iceberg happen somewhere along here?
>>33507986"Serebyi" only occurs in peaceful times.
>>33507996Just realized how perfect that would be for you and Marine.I could've sent you guys much further than I did.
>>33507674Devon and Lilac better still be kicking.
>>33507986>>33507998Well there you go.But yeah, good to get that out of the way. Don't want things to get convoluted.
>>33508017And here I thought that's what already happened
>>33508017 but then the fire nation attacked
>>33507998There's also Palkia.
>>33508022I miss all our friends.They BETTER be alive and well. Or I'll punch... kurojo?Sorry kurojo, you're the closest one and I need to punch someone irrationally.
>>33508017>>33508029Yup, we Avatar now.
>>33508026Orange or Sevii Isles.>>33508017No more Avatar references, Prof.
>>33507768So...pretty much succeeded in distracting him didn't we?
>>33508017Are any of the characters from the dome dead?
>>33508056I meant the iceberg thing.It could totally have happened while we were KOed.
>>33508017Wait. Shit. That would have made Marine our Appa.>>33508063Why? Why would they?
>>33508070Not unless we made it ourselves.
>>33508030Dialga is the time one.Palkia is dimensions.If time travel is bullshit, then parallel worlds are worse.>>33508062Pretty much.You guys honestly surprised me with that too.
>>33508096How do we know we didn't do something like that in our rocket-state?
>>33508017Do you really wanna pull off a Post-Post-Apocalypse?
>>33508082Time travel fuckery
>>33507889Well, Professor DID ask us that one time how we felt about time travel and Celebi.So it's not all that unlikely that we did actually travel through time.
So, I think the fire nation will be attacking soon.The real question is whether that is the smolder or the original domes.
>>33508116"Sereybi" is inactive and we haven't done anything to catch Dialga's attention.
>>33508121When did he ever ask us about that?
>>33508121Except Prof just shot down it being Celebi. Besides, he asks questions like that randomly when people are having fun speculating.
>>33508127My money's on the smolders
>>33508111I already know what I'm doing anon.Also AoPH should pick up quite bit from here now. Expect a lot in the next few threads.>>33508151Indeed I do.So, what made you guys want to deflect Hao's questioning?
How many people do you think Lilac has killed since we've been gone?
>>33508097I preferred Palkia's design while my brother liked Dialga better.>You guys honestly surprised me with that too.Mm. Although, in retrospect, I should have realized that, as big as the Elite 4 are in our current society, they would be pretty big names in any written text detailing the Domes' history.
>>33508174>what made you want to deflect hao's questioningThe same thing that always makes us deflective of hao.He is SUPER AGGRESSIVE in his questioning. And doesn't accept us keeping secrets.
>>33508175all of them
>>33508175I think she -almost- killed people dozens of times.But sanna stopped her in comedic ways.They're having buddy/buddy comedy over there
>>33508174>So, what made you guys want to deflect Hao's questioning?Oh, a sense of loyalty, for me. It's not like Akabaron has done much of anything to deserve us clutching his secrets to our chest, but I like to think we've got a strong enough sense of responsibility to hold strong to our promises.
>>33508191Finally get back to the domeit's a smoldering fucking ruinonly two people left are Lilac and the boss
>>33508174For me it was to stop that line of questioning because it leads to revealing our plans to get off of this island and such questions would have then put Akabaron's life in danger if it wasn't already.I also just don't like Hao.
>>33508189>>He is SUPER AGGRESSIVE in his questioningWell... He wasn't really asking questions. He's a nice guy in his own way.
I hope Lilac the super ghost remembers us
Well, see you all next sunday.Hopefully we AREN'T lost in time.Because that would suck.
>>33508259Well, he was coming on super strong, whatever it was. When a guy comes on that strong, you get deflective.
>>33508276What was he talking about anyway?
>>33508276Well, although we're opposing each other currently, he was just trying to find out about what the Smolder are up to. Different sides of a conflict. Like...Team Magma and Team Aqua, assuming one or both of them aren't a crazy religious group worshiping an elemenetal legendary. It's just politics, nothing personal.The same kind of tension seems to exist between the Gym Leaders too, at least, from the one time Sabrina and Giovanni were talking to each other.
>>33508292He was asking us why akabaron left town so quickly.
>>33508261What if she thinks we're a ghost at first when we get back, and breaks down crying when she realizes we aren;t dead
>>33508304He did leave pretty quick. While we were sick too.>During your evolution period in which you metamorphosed into the beautiful creature that kneels before me, Akabaron left upon a ship destined for Smelda. Captained by one pirate by the name of Dovahki.>Because she carts around Smolodhans to wherever she has the charts for. No authorizationCan we really trust Akabaron?
>>33508308We didn't die, lilac.We just got fucking owned by some ocean currents.Don't mess with the ocean by the way, she is a HARSH mistress.
>>33508343Of course not, anon.We can't trust anyone here.But I don't want to be the cause for anyone getting hung, so I'm not selling akabaron out. AND Hao is way too pushy.
I hope this guy shows up, we could really use his helphttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwJtYmNpINI
>>33508366But what if HE'S the one that took our shit?
>>33508343You do understand what the mentality of the Smolder are like, right? We were just evolving, that's it. He doesn't need to sit by our side and hold our hand throughout the ordeal. And it's best to act as quickly as he can, considering that this is the tuskless' city.And using the services of a pirate to secretly move around? Well, that's totally normal if you want to do something secretly.
>>33508376The entire reason we didn't (or I didn't) want to officially report our shit getting stolen is so the thief wouldn't get hung.
>>33508376Who knows? Ask Hao about it. He already said he had a lead on it.
>>33508343Has anyone drawn Ceru's new look by any chance?
>>33508374I know of other forms of help if you're interested.
>>33508374Doctor who, figure out our time shit for us.
>>33508399Do you have a monkey's paw instead?
>>33508399Oh god Marine is totally Sayaka.
>>33508440This makes me sad
>>33508418Only wish granter is Jirachi.
>>33508452The old art is more similar to the new form than the old one. Thank goodness for convenient censorship mist.
>>33508446I keep hearing things. Only watched one of the series.How is Marine Sayaka? Don't recall much of her.
>>33508481We worry she is going to get murdered HARD by the plot.
>>33508466Im honestly surprised it took us this long to get anything out of Hao or his flunkies. >They have records of 1000 years ago.Umm what? They have record of 1000 years ago continents away but they didn't try and control the smolders development before it got out of hand? Dran what the hell?
>>33508468Man, the boys back at the dome are going to be head over heels for ceru
>>33508481Also general tomboyish STRONKness. They share a similar mindset of "Hit it very hard, but also I must look COOL!"
>>33508501They have records of the Domes. That's it. Why would they have records of the Smolder?
>>33508501Maybe the world before it went to shit was just the base pokemon settingI'd imagine that gym leaders were known in lands besides their ownor they found a stash of porn mags
>>33508504Damn alexis probably is scooping all of them up while we're away.And lilac's probably going to steal bruise.
>>33508540Implying Bruise isn't boning kitty 24/7Also devon is most certainly available
>>33508525>>33508540Or they're ALLLLL DEAAADDD
>>33508525"Ah yes, here she is. Loreli, the Centerfold. An interesting title to be sure."
>>33508562You know what, devon's not actually so bad in retrospect.
>>33508562> devon is most certainly availableI am perfectly fine with this.
>>33508567What if the entire fucking dome and end of the world was a lie to create people with pokemon parts to create porn, to sell to people
>>33508567Our scholars must know! does the carpet match the drapes?
>>33508524Ok here's the thing. You would assume that most if not all records of the time before the apocalypse happened were lost during said apocalypse. We do not have access to pokeballs after all. Or any of the old pokeworld tech.So what this mean is that the Tuskless have had world traversing power for over 1000 years, were able to connect with the Domes, knew wehre they were and YET they didnt see the Smolder rise to power on their own islands or try to harness them until a brutal war 200ish years ago caused much destruction and such. Thats a severe discontent in both terms of power projection AND fore-sight. And they somehow lost all of their records or some such shit. And they lost the ability to traverse the Sharpedo infested seas as well. This doesnt make any sense at all.
>>33508599As am I Anon, as am I>>33508573He had dark parks fucking with his mind if I remember correctly
>>33508618yeah, but that's not SO bad.I mean, at least he's available. And not a brain controlling chicken man.
>>33508641We get back, every other person our age group has hooked up, except for Devon, now bitter at being alone since no one wants to deal with his shit
>>33508606They're limited to their islands because of the waves.Their records would have been kept by scholars.The Smolder were discovered as they expanded their Empire's borders.They're stuck on the islands. How they got there is a mystery. Either the ocean tides changes over time and they were trapped there or they were traveling by sea and got caught up in the island's tides and trapped there. Remember that all the Kahkori used to look more human, apparently, and that the mutations some of them have went through (the tusked) may have been a result of something present within the ecosystem of the islands.
>>33508641I want to Rocketmode Hao so badly it hurts sometimes.In fact I want to Rocketmode basically everyone, I liked RocketCeru. Operators gonna operate. Hail to the White Devil, for she shall cleanse the filth from this earth in the name of Rocket.
>>33508687You know...I did sort of have a secret crush on you. Back then.
>>33508687He hits on Ceru harder, both metaphorically and literally, when she gets back
>>33508711What if Lorelei is a ghost and Ceru was born from genetically engineering samples of her frozen and preserved corpse?Froslass description.
Devon train gaining steam. I like it.
>>33508694They have records of the Domes, not the previous human civilization, the current one. So they have had past contact with the Domes and yet have never mentioned it at all. All they have told us is basically legends and tales of our homes as they see it. How then do they know SO MUCH uncorrupted detail? Like place names, people names, and the like? From a closed off, paranoid society that doesn't trust outsiders or reveal their presence to them as a rule of law there.
>>33508687Devon is going to get hugged to death.>>33508698Just have to use it when we want everyone around us who isn't a rocket to die. Then everything will be fine.
>>33508731Whoops, didn't mean to quote there.>>33508735Heat and cold make steam. Or something like that.Anyway, it already had a following, there just wasn't any real reason to bring it up.
>>33508752>>33508759Devon's getting one of his first ceru hugs soon as we get back.Everyone gets hugged to half death.
>>33508752I feel like it's kind of like our Shadow(Persona shadows) and we have to accept that we're two sides of the same Ceru, then we will gain total operative efficiency. Suppressing it clearly isn't good for us, what with physically sickening us and burning tenacity to resist during the Narga-Kage fight.
>>33508797It's basically our trauma causing an error in the rocket training regime.Easiest way to get rid of it would have a psychic re-integrate it for us.
>>33508741Uh, presumably, humanity still existed when the Domes were set up. They were probably just the unfortunates who didn't get to go into the Domes.They don't have records of the "current" Domes. They have records of the Domes, period. They don't know of the ones currently still up.>From a closed off, paranoid society that doesn't trust outsiders or reveal their presence to them as a rule of law there.The Dome doesn't distrust "outsiders". They assume there AREN'T any outsiders except monsters. From what we know, the Dome isn't trying to deliberately hide its existence from mutant humans (although I suspect there's a possible story snag there); just from wild and dangerous monsters. It made no attempt to contact any other humans aside from other Domes because it did not believe any other humans survived outside of the Dome.
>>33508809>Trusting espers.Its like you want to die.>>33508815I would like to see what thread it was stated in that the Domes were up before the apocalypse.
>>33508741>>33508815It was actually just quite recently that rangers actually became aware of the intelligent humanoid races in Kanto region.
>>33508599I support Operation: Hug Devon.>>33508797I agree that rejecting it isn't good just like embracing it isn't good either. Got to find that middle ground.
>>33508828>not trusting alexisYou gotta have a few trustworthy espers.
>>33508815Actually there's a large amount of xenophobia inherent within normal dome society, with the way rangers are treated simultaneously as military officials and second-class citizens. Human purism is totally a thing. How do you think they'd feel about people who were -born- mutants?
>>33508828>I would like to see what thread it was stated in that the Domes were up before the apocalypse.It's the same thing with Attack on Titan. The Walls were built and humanity fled to them.It's not that they were up before the Apocalypse. It's that they were up AS the Apocalypse happened. Remember, these mutations don't happen all at once. The tusked Kahkori, for example, are deviations from the tuskless. So, presumably, it was something that happened to the Kahkori later on during their history as tribal races.
>>33508847I think they'd shake hands with them through a very thick glove.Capitalism is strong in the dome.
>>33508847Rangers aren't treated as second-class citizens. People are afraid of them, however.And there you go. You're actually forgetting that Rangers are citizens of the Dome too and will be the ones who would be handling relations along with Silph Co.
>>33508847Sabrina is a puritan, but regular citizens are just afraid.
>>33508899And it's kind of valid.Rangers sort of have loaded guns with their trigger fingers glued to them on their person at all times.One real good siesure means a busfull of people die.
>>33508858Ok then if that is the case why dont we have records of pokeball, the previous era poketech and all of the other stuff that our grand ancestors had? If you have that kind of tech and you simply go into hiding then you should keep the records of that tech. But no we not only DONT have that tech we have no knowledge of that tech and hell no knowledge, other than myth and tale of, of the previous age. This indicates a total loss of continuity between the civilizations. SO i must ask again, what the hell is the history of the Domes, that we know about? I would like a framework that isnt baseless speculation.
>>33508934You know, there's always the possibility that our dome specifically had its histories scrubbed more than the outside world did.
>>33508934Why are you asking irrelevant questions?They simply had records of the Dome. Why are you spazzing out so hard over it?As for why don't we don't know what pokeballs apparently are; you don't know if they know what pokeballs are either. You don't know if it was intentionally erased by the Dome leadership to remove any ambition of trying to recreate the tech. You don't know. But that's all irrelevant to them having records of the Domes' existence.
>>33508946Then why hasnt Hoenn Dome give us pokeball tech, or we haven't heard anything about it from them? What about Sinnoh Dome? Johto Dome?If none of these Domes have this tech then the civilization doesn't have this tech, IE it was lost. It has been lost for thousands of years, this is a clear break between the Old World and our new one.
>>33508976I think it's probably a plot hole of no real significance, if you are still talking about the thousand year old information.It'll be handwaved away with finding an ancient record or something.
>>33508934Pokeballs are lost technology. Forget about it. We have no myths or tales of the "previous age" except for our religion. And how have the answers you've been given not satisfactory? They're all reasonable. Stop getting so frustrated over not knowing why there's a gap in history. That has nothing to do with why the Kahkori would know about the Domes; it's a completely separate issue.
>>33508976Gee. It's almost as if some sort of cataclysmic event happened that led to the lost of powerful technology and the need to create Domes to flee into.
>>33508975Im asking these questions because this shit doesn't make any sense to me.Point 1: The islanders have records that are not corrupted by the thousand years, of our homes in the Domes, both People and places.Point 2: The Domes are, as far as we know, Totally unaware of outside civilizations, so much so that the Indigo Reports are literally the first reports of these places and offer the opinion on how to peacefully interact with them.Point 3: There is a clear and definitive break between our current civilization (The Domes) and the Old World. During such a break few if any records were kept and those records would probably be in the Domes themselves. So my question is, how can the Islanders have data on our current civilization, when as far as we know, we have never given out data on our homes and lives, etc. After all it is hard to imagine that the Old World records would have not been lost when so much was, especially we were taught NOTHING about them, ever. They would have mentioned shit like pokeball, the PCs and other such shit. So where the hell do these magic records come from?
>>33509124The question actually is why our current leaders have the same name as thousands of year old leaders.It's easy to think of ways the islanders could have figured out basics like important people. They have a far wider exploration range than the domes tend to, and could easily have found a shipping log or newspaper or something in the ancient times, and kept accurate copies.
>>33509124>Point 1: The islanders have records that are not corrupted by the thousand years, of our homes in the Domes, both People and places.It's written down? The tusked Kahkori in Kurojo's village had written down records of airplanes.>Point 2: The Domes are, as far as we know, Totally unaware of outside civilizations, so much so that the Indigo Reports are literally the first reports of these places and offer the opinion on how to peacefully interact with them.>Point 3: There is a clear and definitive break between our current civilization (The Domes) and the Old World. During such a break few if any records were kept and those records would probably be in the Domes themselves. It's a mystery.>The Domes prevent inside from mutating>Everyone outside mutated>The Dome leaders would not want anyone inside going outsideAnd all you get is material to speculate with.And, also, irrelevant to why the islanders would have records of the Domes existence.
>>33509156They never leave the island, due to the Sharpedoes and other horrible Colossi of the deep that are everywhere in the oceans beyond the Shelf these island sit upon. SO no these islands don't have that much of an exploration range. So then how, do the birds of all people, have these records. Id except the Smolders to have them if anything due to the fact that they are an inventive species and would actually try to pull shit like that, as opposed to the hyper-traditionalist Kahkori.
>>33509206>They never leave the island, due to the Sharpedoes and other horrible Colossi of the deep that are everywhere in the oceans beyond the Shelf these island sit upon.They never leave the islands because their boats cannot travel without the use of waves.Why do they have records? The answer is clear. They did not spontaneously start existing on the islands. They're humans who mutated.
>>33509206>hyper traditionalists>NOT having ancient records preserved intact
>>33509206>Id except the Smolders to have them if anythingWhy wouldn't they have records?The only ones who've become delusional religious are the Araraki, but it's sure that they'd have their history noted down too somewhere, although it's up in the air whether they write it down (on leather?) or pass it on by word.
I hope we did time travel>Where are we Ceru?>Not where Marine, but when!
>>33509695I just... hope not.That's so much harder to fix.
>>33509695We didn't. I don't know how many times it has to be stated.
>>33509717Dialga nor Palkia weren't deconfirmed.oh goodness, what if time travel AND alternate dimenisons
>>33509862We're in a fantasy setting with 2 at least confirmed creatures capable of time travel. Leaving the possibility of time travel on the table is not absurd
>>33509952You're not using your common sense. This shouldn't have to be something that needs to be explained. If you don't already know in your mind why it's not possible, then you're blind.
>>33509972You seem to be applying "common sense" to a world with magical flying time monsters and brain melting chicken men.
>>33509952Um, wow. Anon. Use your head and think. It's just not possible.Here's a hint: Everything you said just now is irrelevant.
>>33509972What's to get? You're spouting your opinion as fact.
>>33509972>>33510006Prof hasn't actually deconfirmed any of this and it's still very within the realm of possibility that it could have happened while we were out. Along with any amount of iceberg shit.At the moment you are just speculating.
>>33509993Anon. You've given me the impression that you're on the level of a number of Deviantart artist rejects. I tried to give you the benefit of the doubt, but you're just too dense.
>>33510020You seem to not actually have an argument here, other than vague insults.
>>33509993He's saying that your idea is dumb. And it is. Let me explain why.You don't know how to tell a story.
>>33510034And now your reasons become entirely narrative.I don't like time travel, but taking it off the table because you think it would make a bad story is profoundly stupid. You're not writing it.
>>33510030I don't need an argument because it's self-evident and easy to understand why.Your "idea" is Soap Opera level. Shitty Soap Opera level. It's horribly kitschy.
>>33510055So your argument is that you don't like it, and thus it won't happen.
>>33510049Take it off the table because of that. It's as dumb an idea as, say, Nala suddenly turning out to be our distant cousin.
>>33510055>"It couldn't have happened because I don't like it" Unless your Dran, your personal opinion doesn't care any real weight
>>33510060yep, that seems to be their entire argument at this point.
>>33510060My argument is not that I don't like it and that it won't happen because of that. My argument is that it's dumb. Like I said, your idea is Deviantart-tier. LOW Deviantart-tier.
>>33510097>My idea isn't that I don't like it so it won't happen!>It's just I don't like it! So it won't happen!When you are thinking about the things the QM can do to fuck you over, you don't discount the ones that would be poor writing.Those squeak by CONSTANTLY.
>>33510060Anon. You have no reason to think Time shenanigans happened. Absolutely none.Provide something convincing and I'll take that back.
>>33510117We had a long period of blackout and a person telling us our information matches stuff from a thousand years ago.Probably a coincidence, but it could easily be the prof pulling some time travel shit.At this point, you're just arguing because you REALLY don't want it to happen. Which is good, it would really suck.
>>33510114See>>33510117You have no reason to think it. You put too much weight on your own theory and you end up believing that you actually have any evidence to back you up.It's the same thing with that guy who thought it was a Kadabra sneaking in the Dome when he was repeatedly given evidence why it wasn't and started screaming bloody murder at everyone who disagreed with him.
>>33510144you've not actually given any evidence.You've just shouted insults and been belligerent.And all the opposing side are saying is that it is within the realm of possibility.Which is pretty much impossible for you to discount, so your only recourse is insults.
>>33510137I don't want it to happen. But it didn't happen.Why? Index. Easy.
>>33510156That isn't actually a counterargument and could easily have come with us through any sort of time bullshit.
>>33510153It's not up to me to provide evidence.Is it within the realm of possibility? How? No evidence is presented. No reason to think why. From the very beginning, the only reply guys like you have given is>But it's within the realm of possibilityWithout actually stating why it's possible.
>>33510176>no evidenceyou know, other than time travel existing in setting, thousand year old coincidences, and blackouts.Which you ignore entirely and instead spout deviantart shit.So basically, >>33510060
>>33510170Oh, I was under the assumption that the other anon was implying we were frozen, since someone brought that up.Then consider what this>>33510176guy said as my argument.>>33510184Time travel exists. And so? The blackout is not indicative of anything except us blacking out from being tired out by the waves.
>it couldn't have happened!>why>because it's poor writingSo ceru wetting herself was good writing?
>>33510184You have no evidence. You have no proof and you're grasping at straws like a snotty child. You can't actually even explain why those things mean we time traveled reasonably.
>>33510176It's within the ream of possibility because we know for a fact that time travel is possible. Because things that travel through time exist. Things that we know can travel through time, and are known TO travel through time. Have I said this enough for you to understand, or do I need to keep going?
>>33510214At this point you basically admit defeat by refusing to acknowledge the plot hook hao dropped at the end of the thread, and instead resorting to insults.>>33510199You're ignoring the thousand year coincidence too.Willful ignorance and all.
>>33510215That's where having common sense comes into play. It's possible to spontaneously combust in real life, so why aren't you spontaneously combusting right now if it's possible? It's because there are actually solid reasons why that happens. And so it follows with writing stories.
>>33510215I think it's just a troll, at this point.I mean, they can't be so dense as to ignore the thousand year thing this many times.Prof could easily turn that into a plot piece.>>33510232See? Their arguments entirely rely around disregarding evidence and using their own faulty common sense.
>>33510228>You can't actually even explain why those things mean we time traveled reasonably.Pay attention, anon.Go. Explain. Now.
>>33510239One of the legendary pokemon that accost us twice a year to pull some plot bullshit pulled some plot bullshit.Big surprise.
>>33510228>You're ignoring the thousand year coincidence too.I didn't really ignore it. It's simple. Someone had the name Lorelei thousands of years ago and she had red hair. Easy. You can't connect that to time travel, though, because nothing has happened to indicate it ever having happened.
>>33510232>>>33510215 (You)>That's where having common sense comes into play. It's possible to spontaneously combust in real life, so why aren't you spontaneously combusting right now if it's possible? It's because there are actually solid reasons why that happens. And so it follows with writing stories.>>33510232I was responding to>>33510176>Is it within the realm of possibility? How? No evidence is presented.This bit of stupidity. It'd be really nice if you could actually follow your own arguments, but I guess we can't have nice things. Instead we have you.
>>33510245And there we go. You don't use any evidence at all. You have no leg to stand up on.
>>33510265>ask how it happened>get a plausible explanation>that happened twice before in the story>HAH NO EVIDENCE>which was provided in a prior argumentYep, troll.
>>33510259>This bit of stupidity. It'd be really nice if you could actually follow your own arguments, but I guess we can't have nice things. Instead we have you.Yeah. And I responded appropriately.>That's where having common sense comes into play. It's possible to spontaneously combust in real life, so why aren't you spontaneously combusting right now if it's possible? It's because there are actually solid reasons why that happens. And so it follows with writing stories.Nothing has happened in-story to corroborate with your idea.
>>33510278well, other than the revelations you choose to ignore so you can argue about your deviant art preference.
>>33510274I did not ask for theories.I asked for evidence to back up those theories. But I guess it's too much to ask for reading comprehension from someone with trashy tastes like you.
>>33510290actually you explicitly asked for theories in>>33510239when you demanded a whole cloth explanation from someone who says it's entirely within the realm of possibility and is one of the possible explanations for the thousand year thing.So really, you're jumping on an argument boat to argue about nothing. Troll.
>>33510298See>>33510214I keep asking for evidence. You are completely unable to give any.
So let me get this straight.Someone worries that the QM might pull some time travel bullshit. With cited reasons why they won't like it like "I don't think it would be good writing, and it wouldn't make much sense, and it would rely on plot bullshit pokemon"and your counterargument to this is...It can't happen because that's bad writing?The exact same thing the prior anons are fearing and worried about?
>>33510323>>33509695Obviously someone thinks it sounds great.
>>33510320see>>33510323Arguing for arguments sake.
>>33510331Nobody mentioned that this entire conversation though, and the proponents of the time travel thing claimed they didn't like it at all, but that it could very well happen anyway, so they worry.
>>33510323It's bad writing. There's no evidence for it. Can you think of any evidence for it? There's no sign of it ever having happened or it being possible.
>>33510348see>>33507662>>33507674Please don't make claims that there is no evidence when there is one piece of evidence in this very thread.Instead say there is LITTLE evidence. Because that is actually true. It's an extremely improbably turn of events, but there is a single hint towards it at this point, which is why people worry.Especially since ygg was apparently talking about time travel earlier.
>>33510348So your argument remains that you don't think it could happen because it would be bad writing and wouldn't make much sense.The exact same thing I am worrying about.
>>33510348>There's no sign of it ever having happened or it being possible.Much wow, such troll. Cerebi and Dialga exist in this setting. Time Travel is possible. I am not saying it happened, so don't strawman me by going "it's possible but you can't prove it did happen so therefor it's not possible". I'm just saying that time travel is possible in the setting, and you seem to keep assuming that by that I mean I'm 100% certain that Ceru traveled through time. I'm not saying that, I'm saying that every time you say that time travel isn't possible and that there is no proof that it even exists in setting is false. Because time travel does exist in setting. The ability to travel through time is a power that exists in setting. This is all I am saying. I don't know if Ceru time traveled. But time travel does exist. Ceru may not have time traveled. But Time Travel EXISTS. ok?
>>33510404Yeah.The worry is all it takes is one plot pokemon to render us forever removed from the dome.And we were blacked out.And now the thousand year thing.That's worrying. I want to go back to the dome.
I'm sick of these birds.
>>33510725write about the inevitable ceruxdevon/bruise/goldie/anyone when we get home then.
This thread is still up? Slow day on /tg/Why did we not point out that the Dome is not paradise? Interruption or no, not saying so only makes things worse. Rumours circulate and misinformation is spread, especially after a social gathering.
>>33511897Because Dran wouldn't let us. We told everyone about the Dome, in detail, apparently, in spite of the fact that we had tried, for like 10 threads to not tell anyone anything about where we were from, who we really were. But now, people know. Word will spread, and adventurers will go hunting for our home. They will probably be killed for their actions. But that's whatever. I, personally, am more worried about the fact the Jojo is probably going to try and follow us home. And get killed for doing so.