[Previous Threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Sentinel:%20A%20Pokemon%20Quest][Character Sheet: http://pastebin.com/y3P3WKud][QM Twitter: @SleeplessQM][Fate Points: 3]You are Victor Kane, Sentinel Cadet and Savant. Currently, you’re having a long conversation with Ivy Ravel, a fellow Cadet and Savant after allowing your respective Pokemon out.Ivy has just asked you about your Pokemon and you’re thinking carefully about the answer.“Well,” You begin. “Shellshocker was the first. When I first came to the Academy, I went through the whole settling in process. You know, the forms and housing and the schooling. When they started the real Sentinel training, I was supposed to go and choose my first Pokemon from the infants the Breeders brought in.” You chuckle. “It just so happened that I slept in that day. When I finally woke up and got my ass down to the selection, Shellshocker’s egg was the only one left. I’m glad that I wanted a Squirtle in the first place.”You reach from where you’re sitting to rub behind Shellshocker’s head fins while the Wartortle continues to talk with Zachariah, Ivy’s Zoroark. He rubs his head against your hand. “He’s relaxed and doesn’t ask for much but he’s always ready to back me up. I couldn’t have asked for a better companion.”Looking towards Cobalt, you note that she still appears to be psychically communicating with Giselle, Ivy’s Kirlia.>[Cont.]
>>37963789“Cobalt was a bit unusual.” You continue. “You know Sergeant Cort? The Quartermaster?”Ivy nods, a small grin crossing her face. “Yeah, he suggested I specialize in short swords when I started weapon training. One of the best decisions I ever made. Anyways, what about him?””You know his Metagross? Apparently, it constructed a Beldum shell from a bunch of scrapped weapons and downloading parts of its mind into it. First observed Metagross Tree reproduction in a century. Well, I was helping in the Armory as part of assigned duties about five years ago. When she was finished, the Beldum pretty much imprinted on me immediately. She’s… well, really loyal. She practically revolves around me. I named her Cobalt because she’s mostly made from Cobalt steel. Cort was pretty annoyed that all that steel was gone.”Ivy chuckles. “I doubt you’d really be able to tell the difference between normal Cort and angry Cort.”You laugh at that. “Yeah, you have to spend a lot of time around him for that.”“What about Terra and Geist?” Ivy asks.You scratch the back of your head, tugging on your ponytail a bit. “Well, I actually got Terra a few weeks ago. Some of the Rangers brought back the eggs after finding a nest and a dead mother. Terra’s was the only one that hatched and she took a shine to me.”>[Cont.]
>>37963789Aww Yiss, mutha fuckin Poke Sentinel Quest
>>37963808Ivy smiles at the sleeping Larvitar lying on the table. “She’s a cutie.”“Yeah.” You respond, scratching Terra’s horn. “Too bad they only stay like that for a few months. They really bulk up after the first month and start building Pupitar shells at about six months and then they’re dormant for another six months. The Pupitar stage is why there are so few wild Tyranitars. It’s easy prey for the right predators and some of the Pupitars just die for some reason during the process.”Ivy frowns, looking at Terra. “I hope she makes it.”You look down at the infant Larvitar, a slight tightness forming in your chest. “She will. She’s small now, but she’s strong. She’ll make it.”“How about Geist?”You give a nervous laugh. “Geist is apparently my oldest and newest Pokemon?”The Dark-haired Savant raises an eyebrow. “How does that work?”“Well,” you begin. “He’s apparently been following me ever since my dad died. He mentioned his… funeral.” You’re not too comfortable discussing your father’s death and the circumstances around it. Darius is your closest friend and even he doesn’t know that you buried your father. “I only actually bound him recently.”“How recently?” Ivy asks.“About an hour ago.”The look on Ivy’s face is priceless.>Actions? Questions for Ivy?>Questions for Me?[Sorry for not running yesterday. I was dead tired and had work again today. Still Dead Tired, but I have tomorrow off.]
>>37963850>Sorry for not running yesterday. I was dead tired and had work again today. Still Dead Tired, but I have tomorrow off.shit happens>questions>youso do we know if Ivy is in our graduating class since it sounds like we never really knew here before today (in game) and if not...>ivywhen do you graduate?
>>37963850>So, besides short swords and hacking into Sentinel tech what else can you do? >Hobbies? Unless we already asked this one>Any ideas on the rest of our squad? I've got a few myself, but a good leader always considers the opinions of others when making decisions?
>>37963850Did we tell her what Geist said about the odd sensation we get when touching other sevants? If not, we might want to.
>>37964054we discussed it last thread, she brought it up first actually
>>37964011>>37963850Also ask about her field medic training.
>>37964125We never told her what he told us though.
>>37964484odds are if he felt it, then her own ghost felt it and told her
>>37964511Eh, whatever. I just figured it's something they could talk about.
sleepless is kill
Rolled 63 (1d100)rolling to summon Sleepless
>>37964740Nope, just had to answer nature's call, then find painkillers. My back and legs are killing me.
>>37963850You laugh a little, which snaps Ivy out of her dumbfounded state. She glares at you and pouts a bit. It’s a cute pout, with just the right amount of lower lip.“Sorry, sorry,” you say as you wave a placating hand.Her glare abates somewhat and she rolls her eyes. You get the feeling she’s forgiven you.“Anyways,” you begin. “Did Minerva tell you about the energy transfer thing that happened when we touched?”Ivy blinks. “Uh, yeah. Said I got a pool of Metal, Water and Earth energies from you and you got some of the Fae essence.”“Yeah, that’s pretty much what Geist said.” You agree. “This Savant thing is.. weird.”Ivy snorts. “That’s an understatement. I never thought that I might have a chance at being one of the most powerful trainers in the world.”“Well, that’s one way of putting it,” You agree once more.There’s a brief lull in the conversation while the two of you think of new topics.“So, besides short swords and a penchant for hacking, what are you good at?” You finally ask.“Oh,” Ivy thinks for a moment. “I’m pretty good with all sciences if you get down to it. Also, as I said before, a great medic. I’ve mostly practiced on cadavers though. And the short sword thing was mostly a last ditch suggestion. I’m honestly not very good with it.”>[Cont.]
>>37964765Half an hour later
>>37965273You nod. “Well, we can work on that. It’s mainly practice and experience.”Ivy shrugs, looking a little uncertain.“So, besides you, who do you think we should add to our Team?” You continue.The girl furrows her brows, thinking for a moment. “Well, it’s generally a good idea to spread your proficiencies around but it’s a really good idea to make sure that every member of the team is decent at combat. Medics are pretty great, if I say so myself, since you’re always going to need someone to patch you up. Stealth and Recon specialists are also really helpful. Team Leaders almost always have a tactics specialization, which is good for you.”She cuts herself off there, blushing slightly. “Eh, I don’t actually know that many people in our class, outside of rumors that is. There’s this one guy, Darius, who’s kinda famous since he’s pretty much beefcake incarnate. I heard he’s a really good fighter though.”“Yeah, he’s my friend.” First time you’ve heard of this reputation though. You wonder if he knows.Ivy blushes a bit harder. “Well, then you would know all about that. Other than him, no one else really comes to mind. Major Cyril is going to be our CO, right? Where do you think he’ll take us?”>Response? Further Questions?>End Conversation?>>37965275[I'm also a fucking slow typist.]
>>37965289"He should, with the two of us together we can't lose."
>>37965289"What kind of pokemon are you hoping for in the future? You know, since we can really... catch and train anything, I guess."
>>37965289maybe he'll train us at Mt. Silver
>>37965289Well we only have one friend and she has none. Maybe Cyril can offer some suggestions on who else we could recruit?
>>37965289“Yeah, he should be.” You answer. “Maybe he’ll take us to Mt. Silver for training? With the two of us together we can’t lose.”Ivy shudders. “I don’t think we’re ready for something like that. We may be some kind of super trainer but the Pokemon that live on and in Mt. Silver are… terrifying. They’re real monsters.”You give a sheepish grin, “Yeah, didn’t really think that one through. Speaking of terrifying Pokemon, are there any in particular that you want to capture? You know, since we can really... catch and train anything, I guess.”“Wow, I never really thought about that.” Ivy says as she scratches her forehead. “I’d really like a Wind Pokemon. Something like an Altaria. Yeah, definitely an Altaria, they’re so fluffy. What about you?>Response?
>>37965733"a flying type might be good but don't pick one just because it looks cute, can't have you getting killed because of it right, shame to lose such a cute girl."
>>37965733Maybe something like a Bagon or a Dratini since you never know when a Dragon type will come in handy, though a Fire type could help round out my team a bit.
>>37965733"I've always wanted a Vulpix or a Ninetails. An Raved would be pretty great too."
>>37965733a fire type would be good for balance
>>37965733What about a Joltik? A Noibat would also be a good addition.
>>37965733we have a rock/ground type, a water type, a steel/psychic type, and now a ghost/poison type.We're actually pretty balanced. see how if one of our pokemon has a weakness another in the team could cover for it. So I really don't know.
>>37965733Never really thought about it, though I guess if we're gonna be working on a team part of it might depend on who else joins. Darius is pretty solid in Fighting and Fire types so he'd make a good tank, someone with a focus on Grass or Flying might help in regards to stealth and recon. If I had to pick, I'd say a Riolu or Tyrunt to help beef up my team in terms of offense, and maybe a Joltik or Heracross for something defensive with good speed to back it up.
>>37965819Raved, what? Damn you, autocorrect. Eevee*
>>37965289A Joltic, always thought those buggers would be a good addition to my team.
>>37965829>>37965931What's so great about Joltik?
all decent choices so far>Bagon>Dratini>Vulpix>Eevee>Joltik>Noibat>Riolu>Tyrunt>Heracrossnot to sound greedy, but 6 'mons is the limit right?we're gonna need a dragon killer to take on Vance when the time comes, personally I like Aurorus since it can one hit most Dragons
>>37965950I'd agree with getting an Aurorus.
I'm just gonna point out that Fossil Pokemon are damn rare and require you to A) Find the appropriate Fossil and B) Find someone who can revive a Pokemon from that Fossil.
>>37965986Well since we can bond with pretty much anything, we probably should save a spot for something really rare.
>>37965940not either of those guys, but Joltik is a decent Bug type, only weak to Rock and Fire, resists Fighting/Steel/Bug/Electric, and while kinda iffy in the game can be quite useful when doing things closer to how they do it in the show battle wise>>37965986so not impossible to find oneWhat about Legendaries? How we doing those, exceedingly rare/living natural disasters/not happening
>>37966030Consider the fact that Moltres, Zapdos and Articuno are still worshiped as Gods in the Orange Islands.I'll let you come to your own conclusions.
>>37966058so yes exist, but catching one is a pipe dream. got it
>>37966058>>37966068and getting in one's way is probably a quick ticket to an early grave as well then.
Fun Fact: Eevee can bound with just about any trainer and evolve based on the Type affinities of that trainer.
>>37966183So we'd get some horrible mutant multi-typed Eevee?Awesome.I'd also have liked to see a Steelvee.
>>37966216Actually, there's a mechanic for Eevees that bond with Savants that will be revealed if you ever find one.
>>37966248Then I guess the real question for anons now is:Which Eeveelution would you want?
>>37966268The only answer is Umbreon of course.
>>37966268Personally, I 'd go with a Sylveon. I like all of them though.
...maybe we should just tell her there are so many cool pokemon to choose from we can't decide right now.
>>37966369not sure, I've got the rest. hold on
>>37965950>Joltic or Riolu
>>37965733“Honestly, I haven’t given it much thought either.” You reply. “I’ve always wanted a Vulpix or Ninetails. An Eevee would be pretty nice too.”“Yeah,” Ivy agrees. “I’d like an Eevee too.”“A Joltik would be neat too. Always thought those buggers would be a good addition to my team.”Ivy shudders. “Ugh, Bug Pokemon creep me out. I could never take one of those. I might try to train a Dragon though. Being a Savant should help.”“Yep.” You nod. “A Dratini would be pretty awesome.”You both pause and look at each other.“There’s a lot of Pokemon out there, huh?” You say.Ivy smiles. “Too bad we can’t catch them all.”“Best we can hope for-”“-is to find those that we connect with-”“-and form lasting bonds-“-for the rest of lives.”You think you two just had a moment.>Action?
>>37966431Ask her if she wants to set up another date while you escort her home.
>>37966443that's all, if they did a Sylveon then I haven't found it>>37966268>>37966386>>37966396>>37966409>>37966420>>37966433>>37966443>>37966331
>>37966431Give her a smile and leave to see our Major friend or whatever his rank is
>>37966431Blush and smile + this:>>37966457
>>37966431Now Kissfor real though, ask if she'd like to set up another date and offer to walk her back to her dorm. after that maybe find Darius or Ninja girl. The major is probably too busy to see us today anyway
>>37966431whelp we just had a momenttry not to blush to much, say you had a good time, see if you can't hang out again sometime, and head on back.Did we have anything else to do today or no?
>>37966431Smile, walk her back to her dorm, ask her if she'd like to hang out again soon. Maybe they could play that strategy game that I've forgotten the name of.tomorrow.
So who wants to bet our Haunter is our Dad's ghost, and Ivy's Misdrevious is her Mom? Its gonna make these ghost dates weird when Victor and Ivy become step siblings
>>37966568Could be. It seems likely that at least one of them is the ghost of a parent.
hey sleepless, are stone evolutions the same in this world or is there a trick to them. And also how do trade evolutions work?
>>37966795Stone and Trade evolutions are essentially non-existent. I've never found a decent reason to include them. I prefer a natural progression in Pokemon Evolution.
>>37966431After collecting your Pokemon and verifying that Geist and Minerva are okay, you and Ivy begin the walk back to the Academy. It’s mid-afternoon now, and the walkways of the Plateau are getting crowded. The main roadways of the city are clogged with traffic, both mechanical and human. The vast majority of the traffic seems to be incoming from the various gates around the city. Large trucks loaded down with produce and other goods stream in to the warehouses and stores.The two of you are able to make your way through the streets without any problems at all. Ivy carries the bouquet you got her and a leather satchel filled with books. You walk at her right side, sword and bow on your back and your Pokeballs on your hip. You two manage to make small talk as you walk, asking about small things, like favorite foods, colors, and things like that. It’s a pleasant experience and you’ve never had anything like it.The guards at the Academy’s main gate let the two of you in as soon as you show your IDs. While the male and female dorms are located right next to each other, they’re arranged with a large copse of trees in between, effectively separating them. You pause at the entrance to the female dorms and Ivy turns to face you.“Thank You Victor.” She says, a genuine smile lighting up her face. “This means a lot.”“You’re welcome.” You answer. “I’d like to do this again soon. How’s this Saturday sound?”>[Cont.]
>>37966912“Well, it’s not like I’ll be doing anything important.” She responds, still smiling. “By the way, you should go talk to the Major. He can probably get you out of classes for the rest of the week on Special Forces pretenses.”Her grin grows wider and her eyes take on a mischievous glint. “After all, there are much better things you can be doing with that time. Like breaking that Iron Knight army out of storage. Or maybe just finding some more team members.”You return her smile. “I can definitely do both.”“Oh, I have something to tell you.” Ivy says. “Here, come closer.”You lean forward, turning your head to the right in order to bring your ear to bear. Ivy leans forward and you feel her breath against your face and then a pair of lips are pressed against your cheek.Ivy pulls away and smiles again. “See you later Victor.” And runs into her dorm.You’re frozen, the spot where her lips met your cheek burning.Well, that was nice.[End Thread][Sorry about the slowness and short thread but I'm pretty wiped. I'm definitely running tomorrow and day after though. I'll stick around to answer questions and address comments and concerns.]
>>37966927got a time frame for when your going to run?
>>37966943I'll try and start at 1500 EST.
>>37966953so around 1800 PST for those of us on the west coast right?anyway get some sleep man and keep on keeping on.
>>37966970Other way around mate. It'd be 1200 PST.
>>37966927That was a nice little scene. Thanks for running. See ya later.
>>37966927>>37966953nice, I always like it when the quiet girl makes the first move. see you next time
>>37966927I can already see it now>Katrina walking back to her dorm>catches Ivy and Victor outside the girls dorm>sees the kiss>gets flustered>its not like I'm jealous or anything.jpgwhat's a typical squad have, 4-5 members? we should find out what pokemon Katrina has, also does Darius only have the one?
>>37967079Yes, 4-5 members to a squad. And Darius has indeed only bonded with a Blaziken.
>>37967097hmm, well need to work on that then once we're in the field. if the average sentinel has 2-3 then we could find him both a Fire and Fighting type>Squad Leader: Victor>Medic: Ivy>Vanguard: Darius>Stealth: Grass or Dark>Recon: Flying or Bug type
>>37967079I just can't see why Victor would want to team up with her. I guess she's a decent fighter but she's also kind of a bitch.
>>37967153we've only met her the one time, she might not be a total bitch
>>37967153Sleepless mentioned that Katrina was bonded with some Dark Pokemon. And she's apparently based on Akatsuki from Log Horizon. She's probably going to be competent stealth wise and a good fighter. We just need more information.
>>37967153we don't have to make the choice now, she may not even want to. lets find out more about her first
>>37967200>>37967203>>37967209I guess. But hopefully there are some other cool people we can meet too.
>>37967223Don't worry, there'll be plenty of cadets to choose from.
>>37967223true, like I said before I'm hoping to find someone good with Flying and/or Bug for Recon at least but we have a whole school to check