Despoiling Virgin Territoryhttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Pokemon%20Island%20Adventure%20Questhttps://twitter.com/GobbleQMCharacter info pastebin in progress: http://pastebin.com/iB0tb7rzDice cheat sheet: http://pastebin.com/994WTT3gGeneral rules:There is a 10 minute voting period after each post. Non-contradictory votes will be combined as best as possible.Write-ins for all votes are always welcome and encouraged. They may not all make it into the post or be altered to fit in, but I'll do my best to at least try to address the spirit of the write-in.Very important or contentious votes may be redone in a stricter voting system as circumstances warrant.Combat mechanics involve three rolls of 1d100, taking the best, and using the base accuracy and crit ranges of the game, roughly, but the 'turn order' will be more like the anime, where sometimes you can do a few moves in a row or be hit by a combo of moves yourself, all depending on circumstances. Stronger moves tend to take more time and have more cooldown than weaker moves, so beware of that timing. Speed is more important for closing ground, intercepting, and other things and doesn't necessarily mean going first.Call me out on a mistake and receive a suggestive picture, mostly likely a butt.Pokemon:Gobble (Munchlax)Mace (Roggenrola)Belladonna (Roselia)Totodile (dice)Badges: 1Recently: There was bonding with Bella and Val, Dice the Totodile joins the team, fishing, and desecrating the snow of Eelilee
>>1074352Awwww yeah, time for priests to yell at us.
Oh shit I'mactually on time for once
>>1074352Here we go!
>>1074352Let's get this ball rolling.
praise the butt gods
>>1074352Gobbs does this look about right for Laki?
“Okay, okay, don’t panic.” Keira says as she paces back and forth. “We can fix this. After all, Laki, you’re an islander and a respected representative.”Laki gives a look, but doesn’t say anything.“And Herb, you’re...well. You’re totally not supposed to mess up the snow. It’s clean and gives us pure water. But the whole idea beyond being a maema is that it proves you have a good spirit. And you do, Herb.”“I do?”“Yeah! We just have to get the elders to recognize it. Then this isn’t a problem!”Laki looks uneasy. “Do you think the elders are going to go for that?”Keira smiles, but there’s a small fraction of doubt in her eyes. “Of course! Herb has a good spirit, and the elders are always right. So they’ll see it too and Herb can get recognized as a maema!” She claps her hands, almost psyching herself up. “This is actually a good event. Maybe even a sign. I’m happy for you, Herb!”Laki sighs. “Look. Maybe we should just melt it. Or have your pokemon walk over the snow here and forget about it. Your pokemon-”“Pokemon walking naturally on the snow is fine, but I can’t order it.” Keira says. “Why don’t you think the elders will see Herb as worthy after a test? You think he’s got a good spirit, don’t you?”Laki looks incredibly uncomfortable. She glances to you. “Herb’s a great guy. No doubt, but-”“But what?” Keira’s sunny attitude is just barely starting to crack. Not with anger, but confusion.>It’s fine. You’ll take whatever test you need>You should have the pokemon walk over it. That’ll fix it, right?>Melting the snow sounds like a good idea.>Say nothing. You don’t know enough.>Something else
>>1074402>>It’s fine. You’ll take whatever test you need>>1074399
>>1074395[About that, yeah. Brown eyes and a bit more hip width, though.]
>>1074402>It’s fine. You’ll take whatever test you need
>>1074402>It’s fine. You’ll take whatever test you need Hmm I wonder if our NeverMeltIce could be used as a offering if things go south
>>1074402>It’s fine. You’ll take whatever test you needOoh boy
>>1074402>Say nothing. You don’t know enough.I want to hear what Laki had to say about Hetb. And what's a maema?
>>1074402>Say nothing. You don’t know enough.Maema?I feel like we need more info and context.
>>1074402>It’s fine. You’ll take whatever test you needWe just had a moment about being honest. We can't back out of that now.
>>1074402>It’s fine. You’ll take whatever test you needWew. Here we go.
>>1074402>>Say nothing. You don’t know enough.
>>1074428probably the name of the test to check if a spirit is good
>>1074402>>It’s fine. You’ll take whatever test you need
>>1074431Blundering into things we don't understand and then blundering even more into things we don't understand to make up for it has nothing to do with honesty.
>>1074402>You don’t know enough.Let's ask for some clarification first on what exactly all that means before trying to fix the problem.
>>1074450I'm all for clarification, but we need to take responsibility for ruining the snow when it comes down to it.
>>1074402>>Something elseWhat's a maema?
All these people that want to jump into a religious test that we know nothing about, given by people that may dislike us just because, when even the person suggesting it has OBVIOUS doubts about it.What the fuck guys? There's nothing wrong with finding out more about this "test" before agreeing to it.
>>1074416Jesus wider hips? Did you specifically design her to be bred?
>>1074480Religious tests build characterdo you want Herb to grow up to be a pansy?
>>1074490He's already a pansy.A secret badass pansy.Do you want our hidden badass revealed? Clark Kent wears glasses for a reason.
>>1074480Calm down, it's not like we wrote our name in the snow with pee. Keira will more than likely give us the information we need, if only to prevent any negative ramifications.
>>1074480I took >it's fine, you'll do whateverTo also mean inquiring more about the test. If it ended up being that we need to be hanged by our balls for X hours we'd say no and go to the next island or something.
John accidentally a dragon.
>>1074500Mild manner mainlanders by day....badass, frying pan sporting-fashion mogul by night We're gonna need more stylish frames than Clark Kent
>>1074536Got any requests for the next scene? Doesn't have to be canon.
>>1074546[Dice and Mace fighting for a fish.]
>>1074569mace fighting for the fish?
>>1074572>>1074569[Gah! I meant Gobble]
I'm late! Sorry Gobble!
Think back to the start of Kat's journey and then trace her path to the end of the quest. Remember how her mons grew and developed? What do you guys think Gobble will be like in a year or so? What about Bella, Mace, or Dice?Do you guys have any predictions for future team members?
“It’s fine.” You tell them both. “I’ll take whatever test they want.”Keira and Laki look to you. Keira clasps her hands, but Laki seems less thrilled. “Great! Let’s go, then!” She walks ahead. Looks like she has a lot of energy now.You stay walking beside Laki. “Do you think I can do it?” Your voice isn’t defending your pride. It’s asking for an honest opinion. What if you signed up for something you can’t do? What’d mom say, don’t write cheques you can’t cash? Something like that.“It’s not the test I’m worried about, although yeah, that too. It’s the punishment if they think see you as an outsider that despoiled water.”They really take the snow on this mountain seriously.“What about you?” You watch her reach into her shirt and pull out a bit of snow that got stuck inside.Laki puts it in her mouth. “Keira might be right. I’m a maema. Happened before I left for the games. Not sure how much they like me now, though.”“But what is a maema?”“Hmm? You don’t know anything about this place, huh? Maema is someone who isn’t unclean. It’s...how can I put it in terms you might get? Okay, you know how mainlander jobs sometimes need a background check? It’s like that, except for your spirit. It doesn’t mean you’re holy or anything, just that you’re uhh, checked out for any...” she snaps her fingers, trying to think of the right words, “ill intent.” She squeezes your shoulder. “Just try to relax. Your best bet is to get into a good state of mind and you’ll be fine.”>Okay. Hum while you walk>Wait, what’s the test?>Wait, what’s the punishment?>Lookout for more snow pokemon>Something else
>>1074605>>Okay. Hum while you walk
>>1074605>Okay. Hum while you walkStay calm, play it cool
>>1074605>Wait, what’s the punishment?Thanks for running Gobble, you're very much improving an otherwise shitty night for me.
>>1074605>"Okay, I'll try to relax. Thanks for the heads up."Laki hasn't steered us wrong yet.
>>1074605>Okay. Hum while you walk
>>1074605>Okay. Hum while you walk>Lookout for more snow pokemonWish we had a camera. Could go Pokemon Snap.
>>1074605>>Wait, what’s the test?>Wait, what’s the punishment?>Lookout for more snow pokemon>chequesfucking leaf
>>1074605>Wait, what’s the test?>Wait, what’s the punishment?
>>1074605>Okay. Hum while you walk>Hold hands
>>1074605>Okay. Hum while you walkBackground checks are easy. If it's not a trail by fire, we should be fine. I wonder if our bone from the cave will be of interest, or we can just sell it.
>>1074605>Okay. Hum while you walk>Wait, what’s the punishment?
>>1074605>Wait, what’s the test?>>Wait, what’s the punishment?
>>1074605>Wait, what’s the test?
>>1074605>Okay. Hum while you walk>Wait, what’s the test?>Wait, what’s the punishment?>Lookout for more snow pokemonDO THEM ALL
>>1074621Even with all the teasing, Laki is probably the person most interested in our well being.
>>1074395Fuck pointless watermarking.
>>1074605>Wait, what’s the punishment?
>>1074690See, if that's what Laki looks like instead of Olivia, that more in line with my tastes.
>>1074717Laki was always more Candela than Olivia, IIRC. The former just has like zero pictures.
“Wait, what’s the test?”“You’ll find out soon enough.” Laki sighs. “Okay. It’s a vision quest. You drink some tea, go into a sweat lodge, go on a journey, and report back to the priests. They decipher what it means.”Huh. That sounds like it leaves a lot up to interpretation.“What’s the punishment? For despoiling water?”She gives you a look of pity. “Well, my dad did it once.”“Really?”“Yeah. Once.”You gulp.“No! I didn’t mean that. It was years before I was born. He and some friends washed themselves in the reservoir after helping build part of the temple. Because he was a leader in the construction crew, he got a lashing. Has a cool scar now.”Oh. You hum as you walk along the path.Your group arrives outside of an elaborate temple complex. Amazing woodwork lines an elaborate series of columns and walkways towards a wooden temple on the side of a cliff. Melted water flows into a waterfall below.Young girls dressed and painted like Keira whisper and giggle quietly as they watch you go by. You try not to blush.An exceedingly tall, very flamboyantly dressed man comes out to greet your group. He also has a painted face.“Keira.” The priest bows to her. She returns it just as deeply. “Life is temporary.”“Spirit is forever.” She answers back, then breaks out into a smile. “High Priest Makai! You look well.”He smiles, then looks to you. There’s something incredibly piercing about his eyes. “Hello, John.” He reaches out a hand.He knows your name!>Say hi and shake his hand>Bow! Low to the ground>Ask what you’re supposed to do>Just say hi>Something else.
>>1074778Shit, do we refuse it 2 times or was that just the Electric temple?
>>1074778>Say hi and shake his hand>Bow! Low to the ground
>>1074778>>Say hi and shake his hand>Bow! Low to the ground
>>1074778>Say hi and shake his handand then>Bow! Low to the ground
>>1074778>Say hi and shake his hand>Bow! Low to the groundWorked last time.
>>1074778>Bow!From the waist, left foot back, right hand across chest.Without knowledge of the correct form, a courtly bow is safer.
>>1074778>>Say hi and shake his hand>>Bow! Low to the ground
>>1074778>Say hi and shake his handunnamed ghost priestesses want the D
>>1074787that's if they offer something, I don't think he's literally giving us his hand
>>1074778>Say hi and shake his hand>Bow! Low to the ground>>1074717Olivia is waay to old to be laki and no where near fit enough.
>>1074416You heard her we have to go wider
>>1074778>Say hi and shake his handI love being a barbarian.
>>1074778>Say hi and shake his handIf they offer a handshake, just follow that custom instead.
>>1074778>Ask what you’re supposed to doIt's a trick! What is Laki doing?!
>>1074520>Herb really is a fairy type
>>1074824>ignoring what we did at the last temple Seriously?
>>1074870If the big important priest guy opts for a mainland custom instead of what's normal, it's best to just follow his lead.
>>1074898Hence why we're shaking his hand THEN bowing to him.
We really should just shake his hand this Temple probably has different customs and will possibly make us look like a tool
>>1074908Just shaking his hand is the safest option if we don't know the specifics. Remember, we were rebuked at one point for doing what Keira did instead of what a normal person should do.
“Hi.” You reach out and shake his hand. Then you bow.He gives a disapproving look. Not to you, though, to Keira. “Travelling with a priestess and not aware of our customs on touching?”Keira straightens up. “It’s not his fault.”“I know.” He says to her as servants come out of nowhere and hold a bowl in front of him. He washes his hands. “I suppose you did bow, but Keira, please do more to guide others on spiritual matters.”She fidgets.>Wait! You knew not to touch holy people. You just thought that with his hand out, it was an exception.>You shook Brother Hoon’s hand before.>Let it go.>Something else
>>1074946>Wait! You knew not to touch holy people. You just thought that with his hand out, it was an exception.Tricking people like that is mean
>>1074946>Wait! You knew not to touch holy people. You just thought that with his hand out, it was an exception.>You shook Brother Hoon’s hand before.I knew it was a trap.
>>1074946>Wait! You knew not to touch holy people. You just thought that with his hand out, it was an exception.
>>1074946>>Wait! You knew not to touch holy people. You just thought that with his hand out, it was an exception.
>>1074946>Wait! You knew not to touch holy people. You just thought that with his hand out, it was an exception.This guy's a prick.
>>1074946Ah shit, that's right.>Wait! You knew not to touch holy people. You just thought that with his hand out, it was an exception.
>>1074946Oh goddamnit thank God for the bowfags
>>1074957>Tricking people like that is meanSay this to him, too.
>>1074946>Wait! You knew not to touch holy people. You just thought that with his hand out, it was an exception.>>1074966You ok?
>>1074946>You shook Brother Hoon’s hand before.>You can't recognize denominations yet. You've only met two.Alternatively->That's why I was impressed you offered.
>>1074946>>Let it go.I'm guessing he's one of the people who dislikes mainlanders.if a person goes to shake your hand, you just do it. He set us up
>>1074946>>Wait! You knew not to touch holy people. You just thought that with his hand out, it was an exception.Asshat
>>1074973Hoon didn't have the face paint. That's why. This guy is just a dick.
>>1074973>Alternatively->>That's why I was impressed you offered.If he didn't have voodoo mind-reading spinning it that way might be smart. Not sure that would work, though.
>>1074970Was against the bowing so if we didn't bow herb this guy would have been even more of a prick
>>1074983I dont mean to imply we should lie. I think that's what Herb would actually think.
>>1074954>>1074967Seconding. Very deception for a 'holy' man. What kind of unholy diss is it to build a snow man in the sacred snow? Thinking 'Herb' style revenge.
>>1074946>Wait! You knew not to touch holy people. You just thought that with his hand out, it was an exception.>>1074975Unless the gesture for a handshake actually means something else in this culture. But I'm guessing that would be a no.
>>1074973Backing this, even if picking fights isn't smart.We should probably stop being a doormat.
>>1075002>>1074967I don't think we should be pushing his buttons right before we have to take a spirit test
>>1075003true, but what would reaching your hand out at crotch level mean?Loanah has such a strange culture
>>1075001Don't see why not, then. I'll support.
>>1075014Of course it is. It's a test of our spirit. How can you pass a test of spirit if you don't stand up for yourself and what you believe is right?
>>1075014"I have determined that you fail he test!""B-but the Island spirit came down from above and gave me butterfly kisses!""I AM THE HOLY ONE I AM THE OF INTERPRETER THE SIGNS! THAT MEANS IT HATES YOU!"
>>1074967>>1075002>wanting to call him out for something that he could plausibly pass off as a misunderstandingDon't piss off the important priest guy. Even if he is fucking with us, propriety demands that we keep our mouths shut about his integrity. Remember what happened when we called out the honored gym leader? He chose to give us a pass because we didn't know the implications of doing something like that, and somehow I think this guy will be less inclined toward lenience.
>>1075014I don't know, first he tricks us, then knocks on Keira. We'll see how he is after he 'interprets' our spirit test. Wouldn't be surprised if this guy just doesn't like mainlanders or just those with superior fashion sense
>>1075037Yeah. He can be a dick to us, but being a dick to Keira is crossing the line. Keira has been great to us, especially when it comes to teaching us customs and just generally being patient and understanding.
>>1075014We could just say that it is very rude to refuse a handshake where we're from, which is true.
>>1075037The interpretations I'm seeing right now I'm already starting to get Hornbeam vibes.This guy could be trouble.
>>1075054If he's another Hornbeam we could just kill him with our frying pan and avoid going down that road a second time.Everything will be okay.
>>1075025given Herb's luck this is a distinct possibility
>>1074399>shadman defiling my one true love
>>1075047Did you learn nothing from what happened with the gym leader?If we contradict him, he's just going to be worse on Keira for not teaching us something so basic as not questioning the judgment of those of higher status on the islands.
Gobble follows your lead and bows. Dice sees what Gobble is doing and bows, too, but he doesn’t seem to have any idea why. He falls forward. Gobble gives him a look of absolute understanding. The younger priestesses are trying their hardest not to giggle loudly.“Wait! I did know.”He raises an eyebrow. It looks especially prominent thanks to the makeup.“But I thought with your hand out, you were making an exception.” You start to shrink a little. There’s something about his gaze. “In my culture, that gesture means you want to shake hands, and we believe it’s really rude to refuse..”“Gesture?” There’s a hint of amusement in his voice.You mimic the handshake gesture.“I see. Do you feel I’ve tricked you?”You’re not sure if you’re being tested right now, or he’s being a jerk. He could cause a lot of problems. Laki said the priests decipher your vision. That means more than one. But should standing up for yourself or Keira be something you calculate based on that, or should you do it anyway? Is this a time to stand up, or do what you usually do and don’t make a fuss?>Yes, and tricks are mean!>No sir.>Something else
>>1075061>>1075054I seriously doubt he's going to be a HornbeamHe is just a teacher testing one of his students and scolding her for not passing
>>1075061No, that throws up a lot more problems than it solves.The way Hornbeam was handled in Geno's presence would probably work here as well.Not in the exact same sense, but discrediting his assertions and leaving him in an untenable position.He's not going to have the same level of mindfuckery as Hornbeam anyway.
>>1075077But not questioning his handshake was how we upset him in the first place.
>>1075085>Something else"I feel like we had a misunderstanding, sir."
>>1075085>No, it was probably a test or something.>Let him go on from there.>>1075088We could catch that Hydreigon and then fly around burning and pillaging villages. It'd be great. I'm sure Laki and Polu would be onboard.
>>1075085>>No sir.Sounds more like a misunderstanding
>>1075085>Something else"I don't know. I dont' see why else you'd offer to shake like that, unless you didn't know what it meant?"Just keep being confused.
>>1075085>Something else>"I thought you didn't know what a handshake signified, or at least not what refusing one meant."
>>1075085>I believe it was just a misunderstanding
>>1075085>"Yes. And without any apparent reason either."
>>1075077I'm not saying call him out. I'm saying him being a dick to Keira is worse than him just being a dick to us.
>>1075100nevermind mine. I like this one.
>>1075085>>Something else It was probably just a misunderstanding
>>1075102>I'm sure Laki and Polu would be onboard.>herb goes full dances with wolves and leads a raiding party to the mainland with his Bros and a murder dragon
>>1075085>No sir.I'll agree on saying its a misunderstanding between us.
>>1075085>Something elseSounds now like a misunderstanding
>>1075085> "It was a simple misunderstanding on both our parts. It can be forgive this once can't it?"
>>1075085>I think we both misunderstood each other's greetings
>>1075085>No sir."I just don't want you to think Keira isn't doing her job."
>>1075085>>No sir.>I feel it was a mutual misunderstanding.
>>1075085>“Gesture?” There’s a hint of amusement in his voice.I think it might have been a test or trick, still. But I think Herb is less suspicious than I am.
>>1075130We'd just have to remember to leave one person alive from every village, to speak of our lack of mercy and impeccable fashion.
>>1075085>Something elseI thought you were being friendly, but then you reprimanded Keira for it. I'm not sure what you were trying to do. What was welcoming suddenly felt a little uncomfortable.
>>1075112Right, strike this. Supporting >>1075100Offer the olive branch.If he continues to be obtuse or a flat out dick after that, then he's definitely trouble.
>>1075081the guy who made smut of his own mother is literally undefendable
>>1075174I didn't even know who the artist was, I just saved the pic.
>>1075085>something elseIt was probably a misunderstanding- just like when Dice here sinks his teeth into my neck, right?
>>1075174>>1075182And that the kicker isn't.I like shadbase because his new shit looks good.Moralfags and Oldfags that can't get over shad's edgy phase can fuck off for all i care.The man makes good shit...most of the time.
>>1075245His Teen Titans stuff is surprisingly on-model. I can forgive him for that alone.
He wipes his hands with a cloth someone hands to him.“I think it was just a misunderstanding, sir. I just didn’t want you to think Keira wasn’t doing her job.”He appraises you for a moment and hands the cloth away. The person that takes it isn’t another young servant. It looks like someone dressed similarly, except without face paint. He looks covered in leafs and plants. He reaches out and shakes your hand using the towel to keep skin from touching.“What a kind and diplomatic young man you are. You remind me of the young boy in the tale of the Yangoose and the Ekans.” He directs that comment towards his colleague. Whatever it means, it has some sort of hidden meaning.The tall, mean priest looks upset, but says nothing.You bow to the new priest, too, just to be safe.“High Priest Koa!” Keira says.“We plant seeds today.” He bows.“So that life grows tomorrow.” She finishes.The three of them talk and catch up with some pleasantries for awhile. Laki, who has just been bowing but hasn’t said anything, is looking much more at ease.After a while, Keira finally says something. “I have something to confess.”She explains about the snow. The two priests listen. The Ghost one makes a comment about her bringing you so close to the snow in the first place. The Grass one looks intrigued at Belladonna and watches her while Keira goes over what happened.“They didn’t do it on purpose.” Keira defends you and Laki.“Oh? Someone pushed them into it?” Makai, the Ghost High Priest, says while waiting for you to respond. “Why did you desecrate the snow?”>You didn’t want Bella to get hurt>It was an accident>You don’t have excuses, but you do want to prove you’re a Maema>Nudge Laki to say something>Something else
>>1075283>You didn’t want Bella to get hurt
>>1075283>>You didn’t want Bella to get hurt
>>1075283>You didn’t want Bella to get hurtif it had been a cliff instead of snow, we would have done the same thing
>>1075257Yes thank you>>1075261See hes a normal artist like anyone else He makes good shit and some not so good shitThe amount of infamy this guy has is mind blowing to me.>>1075283>You didn’t want Bella to get hurt
>>1075283>You didn’t want Bella to get hurt>Acknowledge that she might have been fine, but she's young and you're protective.
>>1075283>You didn’t want Bella to get hurtA man who can't protect his Pokemon is no man at all.
>>1075283>>You didn’t want Bella to get hurt but you do want to prove you’re a MaemaFirrst priest is just a dick, confirmed
>>1075310I feel we should let Keira bring up the test
>>1075283>YangooseShould be yungoos or Zangoos. I'm curious as to which.
>>1075283>You didn’t want Bella to get hurtAnd damn the consequences for us.
>>1075324Side note, we better ask Keira about this later.
>>1075337If it's a local fable, then any of the other native kids might know it too. Though, I imagine if it's the zangoose and the ekans, then the priest (I thought they were all supposed to be female?) would be the zangoose, and we would likely be the clever young ekans who points out that we are not a seviper and, therefore, not at odds.
>>1075372I thought it was supposed to be Seviper that was the rival of Zangoose
>>1075380Yungoos hunts rattatta
>>1075380That's what I said. The ekans points out that it is not, in fact, a seviper, so the Zangoose stops being hostile.
>>1075372He said we reminded him of the boy from the tale
>>1075408my guess is a boy saw a zangoose and ekans fighting and pointed out that the ekans isn't a seviper to the zangoose
>>1075408Maybe the boy stepped into the dispute between Ekans and Zangoose to explain that there was no issue between them at all, as we did when the high priest attempted to berate Keira for failing to teach us.
>>1075421and then the ekans raped the boy, with lots of hand holding and eye contact
>>1075448Not rape if they're holding hands.Wait...
>>1075448No... Ekans doesn't have hands. Did Zangoose join in or something? Another pokemon that just happened to be passing by?This is a weird story.
>>1075448good endingThe natives are so wise, we would be smart to follow the morals of their stories
>>1075448>Ekans uses Glare>Boy is paralyzed >Ekans uses Wrap>Boy is bound>Ekans uses Gunk Shot
>>1075493>zangoose uses Helping Hand
>>1075505>It's super effective
“I didn’t want Bella to get hurt.” You tell them.Bella looks up at you with such a beaming expression. That makes it all worthwhile.“I can see why.” Koa, the Grass Preist says. “She’s quite the little specimen, isn’t she?” He pets her then scratches under her chin. She loves it.Keira bounces on the balls of her feet. “And so I was thinking-”“You want him to try to prove he’s a Maema.” The Ghost Priest says. “Yes. I see now. Very well, if young John here wishes to adopt to our ways, I encourage it. And should he fail, he should be punished for water desecration accordingly.”“Now now. I’m sure none of this is necessary. Accidents happen. It was for a good reason, after all.”“The shrine behind us is not just to look pretty.” Makai argues. “Traditions are important.”The Grass Priest's face turns to a smarmy smile. “A very convenient phrase for a High Priest who only has beautiful priestesses below him in his caste.” He jokes.“I’ll have you kn-” He stops short, fixes his robe, and walks off. “I shall prepare the tea myself.”Koa turns to Laki. “And when was the last time you had a vision quest? You seem in need of one.”“Is that an order, High Priest??” Laki asks. Her tone isn’t defiant.“Just an observation.”You’re all escorted to some sort of waiting room while things are prepared. Or lounge. You’re not sure. There are plenty of places to sit on newly made wooden furniture. Keira seems delighted at all of it. “I’ve never seen these styles before.” She plays with a fabric on a couch.“Vispum.” Laki says.Looks like you have some time to kill. You see a few non-priestly people walking around freely. Young priestesses, or maybe priestesses in training, constantly sneak peeks at you.“They’re not supposed to chase boys. In fact, they shouldn’t be talking to a man at all outside of their duties!” She says loud enough for them to hear. They vanish behind corners, but their heads quickly pop out again.Your pokemon all seem to want to behave themselves here. Mostly you think they’re just getting used to a new environment. Dice is the only one really making any noise.>Ask for a tour>Go say hi to the girls and ask them about priestess stuff>Chat with Keira>Just play with your pokemon, get in a good mood>Something else
>>1075505>>1075515Zangoose cant learn helping hand, and helping hand can't be super effective.Ekans does learn swallow though.
>>1075517>Two question marks.[Dangit]
>>1075421[This is now canon. I like it.]
>>1075517>Just play with your pokemon, get in a good mood
>>1075517>>Just play with your pokemon, get in a good moodThink pure thoughts.
>>1075517>>Just play with your pokemon, get in a good mood
>>1075517>Just play with your pokemon, get in a good moodGotta get to know Dice better anyway
>>1075515that's not how helping hand works. I demand butts in retribution for this. >>1075517>Chat with Keiraso is vispum native? the stools are new, but vispum is a part of their ceremonies and the priestess take it as birth control
>>1075517>>Chat with KeiraAsk about the story Koa mentioned
>>1075517>Just play with your pokemon, get in a good moodSome team building exercises of a fun sort to get Dice more in tune with the group, perhaps?
>>1075517>Chat with Keira>So what will you do if nincada evolves?>I thought only girls could be in the ghost denomination.
>>1075517>Chat with Keira
>>1075517>Chat with Keira>Just play with your pokemon, get in a good mood>Suggest that Laki consider doing a vision quest as wellToo risky to chat up the priestesses, as tempting as it is
>>1075517>Chat with KeiraMan I'm late, this is what I get for having a life outside of 4chan
>>1075542I have no butts to give that are blue board appropriate
>>1075589mspaint is a magical programI forgive you anon
>>1075517Bet grass guy is boneing the ghost
>>1075517>>Something elseWe should ask Laki to take the vision quest with us.Could be entertaining, also interesting to see if anything has changed with her since she was last tested.
>>1075517>Just play with your pokemon, get in a good moodNo one is getting ammo to throw at us or our friends.I hope this is a lead in to aura powers though.
>>1075602I see her being very stubborn. Would mean considering her past choices and current direction. Still sounds like fun times.>>1075610Hadn't considered that. Would be awesome to get more on that from Gobble, especially from Herb's perspective.
>>1075632Mystery of Mew had a lot of potential to be a movie on par with the first two or three, but it gets thrown out the window by that ass-pull that requires Lucario to kill himself.I really want to see Gobble do a better job.And much as people have a point with Lucario being overdone, I kind of think having one as a teacher could be cool.Not a pokemon on our team, but a character in its own right.
>>1075517>“They’re not supposed to chase boys. In fact, they shouldn’t be talking to a man at all outside of their duties!” She says loud enough for them to hear.Who says this? Laki, Keira or someone else?Seems like Laki, but she doesn't seem like the type to comment.
>>1075727[Keira. She is being a bit uncharacteristically guarded between you and the other priestesses.]
>>1075736Aww. She's getting jealous. It's cute!I wonder if Laki will attempt to point it out?
>>1075677A wild Pokemon accompanying the party as an equal would be classy, but pretty difficult to convincingly pull off due to the can of worms it would open about what's keeping randos from trying to catch them.
>>1075736Thanks for the clarification.Seems someone likes us then.
>>1075770Some Island custom?It's not like something very similar wasn't afoot in Sun and Moon with the Ride pokemon.Besides, Lucario are fucking powerful. Unless you raise one from a Riolu, they're not going with you unless they damn well feel like it.
>>1075736I like this. Maybe Laki will tease her about her crush on us later.
Pre fight shenanigans.
>>1075852It only just occurred to me but all the pokemon we've befriended but didn't catch are all Dark type
>>1075784The ride pokemon were all owned by other trainers though, and it's not hard to imagine from the necessity of the license that they also have an organization that manages ride pokemon for general use either.
>>1075887Fairy is super effective to Dark.
You decide to play with your pokemon, but as you do, you have a few questions for Keira.“Is vispum from the islands?” You pick up Dice and lift him into the air. Your mind and body are occupied.“No. It was brought here a long time ago. We didn’t start using it right away because the people that brought it said it was just another plant.” She says, watching Bella sneak up and leap onto your back.“We removed it.” Laki chimes in. “Wiped it out during a purge of all things not native to the islands. Even kicked the pirates out of Take. At least, most of them, for awhile.”Keira nods. “But some survived. The priests said it adapted to the islands and we found all sorts of uses for it. It became a big part of our culture. That was a long time ago.”Gobble leaps onto you now, too. The three of them are almost enough to playfully wrestle you down. Mace comes along and looks at you. You decide to just give up and fall over, instead of letting him try to add his weight. You and your Pokemon laugh as they pile on.“It had a choice.” Makai says, coming back in with tea carried by two young girls by his side. “Change itself, or die out.” He clasps his hands. “The lodge is ready.”He escorts you and your friends to it. Keira wishes you and Laki good travels. That's a funny way of putting it. You noticed how she was going to pat you on the back, but stopped herself. You guess she doesn't want to do it around other clergy people.You’re given a towel to change into, then you and Laki meet in the steamy small hutt. You try to keep your thoughts to playing with pokemon instead of how Laki’s body looks in a towel.An older priestess is in the lodge with you. The others are all gone. She sets some tea down on the flat wooden floor.(continued)
>>1075899“How much should we have?” You ask.“You’ll need at least this much for it to work.” She says, showing you with her fingers. “But how much you have beyond that depends on how deep you want to go. There are layers. Some say you can unlock hidden potential by going far enough. Others say that you might unlock things that should stay closed inside.”“What do you say?” Laki asks.“I’d say that if you’re uncertain enough that you have to ask me instead of already knowing how far you want to go, you shouldn’t delve too deeply. Someone takes a whole cup in that state of mind, and they may not come back the same.”Your Pokemon crowd around you. For some reason they all wanted to stay close instead of go with Keira. They won't be drinking any tea, though.You feel the heat start to rise as you look into the cup. This is sounding more intense than you expected."I'll leave you to it." The priestess bows. "Normally we ensure someone is here to watch over you, but as a trainer, I'm sure you trust your pokemon with that task.">Drink the minimum amount>Have half a cup. Enough to explore, but you can still>The whole cup. All in.>Wait, you have some questions>Something else
>>1075909>Have half a cup. Enough to explore, but you can still
>>1075909>The whole cup. All in.these kind of things are what adventures are all about
>>1075909>>Have half a cup. Enough to explore, but you can still
>>1075909>>The whole cup. All in.
>>1075909>The whole cup. All in.Pack your bags kids, we're going on a trip.Let's see what souvenirs we bring back.
>>1075909>The whole cup. All in.HIDDEN POWERS HERE WE COME.Watch it actually be Hidden Power.
>>1075909>Have half a cup.
>>1075909>>The whole cup. All in.make a toast to adventure or some such
>>1075909>Something else3/5. Push it, a little.
>>1075909>Have half a cup. Enough to explore, but you can still butt
>>1075909>The whole cup. All in.Time for potentially freaky shit.
>>1075909>Enough to explore, but you can stillStill what?I'm not changing my vote, but that's clearly a butt.Kind of curious how meta this going to get though.
>>1075909>The whole cup. All in.
>>1075948Well I mean I wouldn't complain if we wake up dressed like a Hunter, those guys are styling as hell.
>>1075909>>The whole cup. All in.We're going to have a hell of a hangover after this, aren't we.
>>1075909>The whole cup. All in.I want to spend the next hour talking to fug about the mysteries of the universe.
>>1075951[Still be fine if something goes wrong]
inb4 something goes wrong and we get Dark Herb
>>1075972I feel like that is an important bit left off, but I doubt people are gonna change their vote anyways.
>>1075909>The whole cup. All in.Our names fucking herb let's see where we go
>>1075972Alright.All in is leading 11 to 6 though, so we're going to have to fight our way out.
so even if we don't manage to get aura powers, what are some other things that can happen in the pokemon universe?We can get eternal youth, super strength, and astral projection if the anime is canon
>All these "all-in"s.THROUGH THE TEETH, PAST THE GUMS, LOOK OUT STOMACH, HERE IT COMES!Didn't our mother ever warn us not to takes drugs from strangers?
>>1075980Oh god, he only eats microwave meals and everything he wears clashes!
>>1075991but these people are clergy, surely they don't count as strangers
>>1075991yeah, but drugs are okay if you are in a saunajust ask Zyzz
>>1075990We could gain the ability to talk with pokemon, develop psychic powers like telekinesis and telepathy and possibly even power over illusion.I'm still all for aura powers though.
>>1075909>The whole cup. All in.some things were not meant to be pussy footed
>>1075991We could get a dark side that allows us to fight off psychic shit more while having mental issues.
I feel like the only one who doesn't want powers, if I had to choose I'd like psychic but I would prefer not to have any powers.
>>1075990We could be like Az and just get, like, really tall?Visions of the future could be cool too.If it interacts with our fairy aura, we could get those huge eyes fairy trainers seem to get....This is going to require rolls, isn't it?... We're fucked.
>>1076007Attack on Pokemon hunter quest pls go
>>1076011I'm not really feeling them either but I just want to down it because Adventure
>>1076011At the rate we're going it'll be more heart attack or brain damage than magic powers.Taking drugs to gain magic powers is not a good idea, like ever.
>>1076020It worked for captain America.What are you, a communist?
>>1075999I figured talking with pokemon was just a skill, unless Keira got it from doing a vision quest herself.something that replicates the ranger stylus from the offshoot games would fit him
>>1076011I don't actually care about powers, but downing the whole thing while only Laki can see us just furthers our hidden badassness.
>>1076018That was last quest Gobble ran too.
>>1075909Half>>1075920>>1075922>>1075941>>1075952>>1075955>>1075937>>1075960All in>>1075921>>1075923>>1075932>>1075933>>1075938>>1075948>>1075957>>1075968>>1075969>>1075975>>1075977>>1075981>>1075985>>1076004Something else>>1075939I think we've got a pretty clear result.
>>1076018I think he was referencing the previous quest.
>>1075980>get blitzed out of our mind>wake up on Kontote dressed in black robes with a note from Polu marveling at how we readily participated in everything they did at the ritual last night
>>1076032that's right! I forgot Laki was there. She's either gonna see us on a bad trip where we shit out pants or we'll be zen as hell
>>1076011Same.>>1076036Nobody is saying otherwise, but there was kinda an important detail left off that if we fuck up we may not have a chance to fix it.
>>1076025That was taking drugs for freedom and justice. This is different.
>>1076025Not him but I just want to cook things, play with pokemon, have hot blooded pokemon battles and the occasional dirty joke or innuendo
>>1076030Yellow from the Adventures manga had the Gift of Veridian which let her talk with pokemon, heal them and enhance their abilities, so it could be a bit of both.
>>1076044I know, I was just doing a count.
What if this is what unleashes Badass Herb? Or if it tampers with our luck?
>>1076053We become Shaggy from the Scooby Doo movie where he is hypnotized into having a badass split personality?
>>1076046>occasional dirty joke>occasionalyou're in the wrong quest anon>>1076042or we murder her thinking she's a living tree monster>>1076045sounds like commie talk to me
They wouldn't give a minor anything too dangerous, right?I can't wait for us to wake up thinking nothing's changed, only to realize that unlocking our hidden potential meant for us we'd add 2 inches to length and circumference.
>>1076061that'd be the real super power right there
>>1076061>10x6I feel sorry for whichever waifu that wins
>>1076060If I turned out to be a commie I'd brain myself on principle.Things are fine as is without a massively bad trip happening. And that's not nearly the worst-case scenario. Magic powers are no guarantee whatsoever. It seems uncharacteristically thrill/danger-seeking for Herb (which is really saying something).
>>1076070Hana probably wouldn't mind.
>>1076070I'd feel sorry for anyone who dates any of herb's ex-girlfriends.
>>1076073Would you prefer to be whipped raw?Think of this as living up to our end of our bargain with Val.
>>1076060Pretty sure I'm in the right one
You look to Laki. Her legs are crossed and she’s softly kicking the top one in the air. Her face has a mix between concern, and that smug teasing look she gets sometimes.She keeps an eye on you and drinks a little over half. Then she sets it down.You feel like she’s taunting you. To be honest, it bugs you a little because she’s always taking shots at your masculinity, but it also tickles a small part of you, hidden deep inside. Everyone has a small competitive fire, right? Yours is more of a spark, but it’s been growing since you started your journey.You down the whole cup.“Wow, Soft Hands.” She blinks. “Going a bit hard, aren’t we?”Oh. Wow. The steam is really hitting you.>Show your competitive spirit! “I’m always hard.”>Ask her advice before it hits, quick!>Lay back, close your eyes, and relax>Play with your Pokemon some more>Something else
>>1076088>Think of this as living up to our end of our bargain with Val.I'm sure she'd have a lot to say about voodoo-tea chugging, and it wouldn't be in an approving way.We've got family and Pokemans to be looking after, damaging ourselves or having a heart-attack would complicate that.
>>1076073>It seems uncharacteristically thrill/danger-seeking for HerbThe dude pet and played with a group of sharks and strong armed a starving dragon into playing nice
I hope it's the way to aura powers.
>>1076112No friends here but the imaginary kind.>>1076106>Lay back, close your eyes, and relax
>>1076106>>Show your competitive spirit! “I’m always hard.”We are a true man's man.
>>1076106>Lay back, close your eyes, and relax>>1076082it's basically a pringle can at that point
>>1076106>Show your competitive spirit! “I’m always hard.”
>>1076106>>Show your competitive spirit! “I’m always hard.”>>Play with your Pokemon some more
>>1076106>>Lay back, close your eyes, and relax
>>1076106>Lay back, close your eyes, and relax
>>1076106>Ask her advice before it hits, quick!She's done this before, she might have a word of advice.Then>Lay back, close your eyes, and relax
>>1076106>Show your competitive spirit! “I’m always hard.”>Lay back, close your eyes, and relaxJust imagine that picture.
>>1076106>Lay back, close your eyes, and relax>"I have no benchmark for what I'm in for."
>>1076106>Something elseASK FOR LAP PILLOW
>>1076106>doing it to be competitive>not doing it because he wants to be sure it's done right>Lay back, close your eyes, and relax
>>1076136YES!>"I'm always hard.">Lay back, close eyes, relax.>Head on her lap.
>>1076106>>Show your competitive spirit! “I’m always hard.”
[That's the last update for the night. Sorry it's a short thread. Have some stuff going on in the personal life that delayed it. We'll pick up tomorrow.Suggestions, ideas, criticisms and everything else always welcome.]
>>1076106>>Show your competitive spirit! “I’m always hard.”Oh, Herb.
>>1076148Thanks for running, even with stuff going on.I hope everything's okay.
>>1076144I'd be okay with thisIf only because the tea kicks in and he doesn't realize what he's doing
>>1076148thanks for running Gobble, hope shit works out for you.lewdbin when?
>>1076148Thanks for running, Gobble!Even if it was short this is shaping up to be very amusing. Do what you got to do, stay safe.
>>1076148Thanks for running! Looking forward to tomorrow's magic carpet ride
>>1076106>Show your competitive spirit! “I’m always hard.”make sure you trail off at the end there for maximum trippage"haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrddddd"
>>1076148Thanks for running.Hope I can actually be here for some of it.It ought to be good.Unfortunately, I'm being strong armed into playing chauffeur, so my day is basically written off.
>>1076106Oh shit, backing! >>1076136
>>1076136>>1076106I'll chip in for this, but don't ask for it. Just have Herb take the lap pillow for himself because he's a man's man.
>>1076106Backing>>1076136Add it to my vote
>>1076154>>1076162>>1076164>>1076165>>1076180[Thanks! My life is fine. A friend had a bad time and I might have a new roommate, though. It's all up in the air right now. But thanks for the concern! I hope you all have good things coming your way.]>>1076162[I keep saying soon and then I keep restarting and expanding the scope. No more scope expansion, though. If I don't do it tomorrow I'll have it up Monday or Tuesday night, ideally. Depends a bit on if I'm helping a friend move in.]
>>1076190also a good idea, Herb takes what he wants
>>1076199Real excited for the lewdbin love those things
>>1076199Smut like a fine wine. Can't rush these things. I'm perfectly willing to wait and get something wild later.And thanks for running, G.I hope we don't bork things next episode.
>>1076229I'm looking for something as hot as a scorpion pepper.
>>1076148Thanks for running!
>>1076199Oh, that's a nice picture.
>>1076136>>1076106Super late but I like this idea a lot.
Pls no lap pillow
>>1076106Late vote, but please no lap pillow>Lay back, close your eyes, and relax
>>1076106Hell if were still allowed to vote this late I support assertive herb taking a lap pillow
>>1076106>Lay back, close your eyes, and relaxNo lap pillow, though.
>>1076106>lay down,close your eyes, and relax
>>1076106>Show your competitive spirit! “I’m always hard.”>Lay back, close your eyes, and relaxNo lap pillow, it'll show those impure thoughts cross our mind enough to worry about them, plus it'll be funnyAlso gobble, I love your quest, I'd never been on /qst/ before & now I check it daily just for this (although i'm checking out others when this quest isn't on)Keep up the good work
>>1077050>>1076106wait changing vote, googled lap pillow, do it
>>1076106>Show your competitive spirit! “I’m always hard.”then>Lay back, close your eyes, and relaxLap Pillow write-in is fine with me.Here's my super late vote. Fell asleep during the thread. Haha
>>1076861>>1076985>>1077024>>1077027>>1077050>>1077051>>1077055Vote ended last night anons.
>>1077075Everyone knows it is late.
>>1077075We all know that
>"Laki, my head feels really heavy">sees lap>lap transforms into pillow>"bed">nestles head on lap pillow>"sleepy sleepy sleepy">hfw
>>1077160If only it were one of the other girls' laps instead. Too bad we may have to settle for Laki if it happens this time.[spoilers]Not that that's a bad thing, devoid of other options. [/spoilers]
>>1077201Maybe Keira will hop onto Laki's lap at the right moment to have her lap be the pillow!
>>1077206See, now I want to see Keira do a baseball slide into position at the last second.
>>1077201>Settle forLaki a best.Hana doesn't even have a real lap!
>>1077206Unlikely, but she may stumble in and be confused about why she wants to lash out at Laki, since she's a generally good person and friend. She may even start asking questions to others about her feelings!A shame Val isn't around. I could see her winggirling for us since she's a mainlander that Keira could go to and Val isn't too interested in us yet.>>1077341Low blow, anon. Even cyborg girls can dream of being shitty lap pillows.
>>1077269>Skull sliding into the room while Herb is tripping.Huston we have a problem>Bad Trip engaged.
>>1077359>Keira walks in the room>sees Laki as Herb's lap pillow and gasps>Herb's perspective>AAAAAAAAAAAAAA
>>1077374Bad Ass Herb knows how to handle this.
Does anyone feel like Laki is getting way more air time than the other girls? Sure we voted to travel with her, but it feels like we have way more scenes with her than Keira, despite traveling with both. I.e. We are going on a mandatory drug trip and Laki randomly needs one too
>>1077445>People vote to spent time with one character>that character gets more screen timeWow
>>1077445>RandomlyBella fell. She panicked because she likes bella and she probably had a flashback to when she dropped the egg.We both jumped onto the snow. Purification problem.I'm reasonably sure Kiera can't actually participate because she's already pure/true whatever.Before this we spent an entire thread with more or less Just Valiere. Before that it was Just Hana.
>>1077487Laki has already gone through this though, the reason she is again is because the head priest seems like a vindictive ass who wants an excuse to put her down.
>>1077491>inb4 he loves Sports
>>1077201How terrible that we might have to settle for the best girl.
>>1077578>Settle for the third best girl.Fixed that for you. She might be lower, but I'm giving you the benefit of the doubt.
>Jane: horrible, paranoid, scheming cunt>Keira:religious zealot with a scary skull face that tries to break up a loving family>Hana:literally damaged goods/terminator>Val:spoiled, vain, dumb rich girl>Polu:not a girl>Laki: sexy, cute, brown, strong, fit, baby bearing hips, sweet, loving, kind, good with money, motherlyI think we all know who the best girl/mother for Daddy is
>>1077618Bella, get off the computer.
>>1077618>Polu>not a girlI'm sure we can find a legendary pokemon to change thatps Bella you're 10 days old, your taste is terrible. Only reason you like Laki is cause she was there when you hatched from the egg she almost broke
>>1077618Jane is going to win the Herb and you can't stop it Bella.
>>1077618Bella what if i told you that laki almost killed you when you were an egg
>>1077634*Jane almost broke
>>1077663keep telling yourself that>You get pushed and shoved between the two. Jane backs away when you get between them, but Laki ends up knocking the egg out of your hands. You watch it fly into the air in slow motion.>Laki ends up knocking the egg out of your hands.>Laki ends up knocking the egg>Lakihttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/648462/#p650567
>>1077675Whatever you say Jane
>>1077692>You get pushed and shoved between the two. Jane backs away when you get between them, but Laki ends up knocking the egg out of your hands. You watch it fly into the air in slow motion.>It flies over Polu, who jumps to try to catch it but just brushes it with his fingers. Hana starts running for it, fast, but she’s on the other side of the room. Valerie takes off her hat to try to catch it in there but she’s too slow. Keira runs right up over Polu and jumps for it, but she won’t make it in time either.>It hits the ground and a crack strikes along the side like lighting.>Laki tries to abort Bella>Polu goes to catch her>Hana goes to catch her>Val tries to catch her>Keira does some crazy parkour shit to catch her>Laki does nothing
>>1077730Jane didn't try to catch Bella, but at least she didn't try to murder her
>>1077743Ridiculous. I'm wondering if you're a lakifag who's false flagging
>>1077746It is just general shitposting.
>>1077746nigga look at my post history, I'm the biggest Keirafag in this thread I actually don't know how much waifu shitposting has happened in this threadJust pointing out that it was Laki that cracked the egg and Bella has shit taste
>>1077762>biggest Keirafagfite me
>>1077768you mean a butt off?cause I think you'd lose mate
Jesus what did I come back to? >>1077445Holyshit, literally every thread
so glad team Laki has got Bella on our side, fight on best plant!
>>1077813Bored people. We're all waiting for the thread to kick into gear again since god do /qst/ threads last forever.Tell y'all what. I'm bored and will be doing a bunch of filing for work soon. Pitch me some ideas for writefagging, I'll think over them in the meantime and see if I can't whip some tribute for Gobble after I finish.Maybe we can start a small discussion on what we want Herb to accomplish. I'm thinking some contests would be nice since I've never seen them before. I left the game before those were a thing.
>>1077832Eh, we had a chance to do a contest and passed. I feel like gyms is just something to do, but a real goal would be to learn about all the cultures and a dish from each temple.
>>1077832Bella, Gobble and Mace discussing Dice, the new guy.
>>1077832ghost priestesses gossiping about the main cast and Herb's totally noncanon orgy with themI'd like Herb to learn more recipes from the different chefs around the islands. Getting a boat would be cool too
>>1077841oh, I like that.
>>1077840I'd still like to try a contest. We were just pretty busy that time.
>>1077772I know I'll lose, but I won't go down without a fight
>>1077832I just want Herb to explore the islands, cook for a bunch of legendaries, and save the world through the power of friendship.
>>1077841Not sure how well I'd handle pokemon discussions. Maybe a little SoL snippet in which each of them does something with Dice and comes to some conclusions about him?>>1077848I might throw this in with the other one if I am doing doing straight poke conversations on Dice. Do a bunch of short gossip snippets, not really tied together but all taking place in the same general timeframe.Anything related to the other girls? Not sure what scenarios everyone would want to see. No lewds. I refuse to do those without a partner to help write the actual scenario..Maybe I could do a short snippet from each character's childhood. I'm sure they'd be off-base, but I could stretch that into a nice collection of stories.
>>1077883I feel like eventually this will turn into something like Battle of Gods where something wants to destroy the earth but then tries Herb's cooking and decides not to so it can keep eating awesome food
>>1077875I salute your bravery anon
>>1077896in the end, whoever loses, everyone else wins
>>1077903well, except the guy that wanted to waifu Polu
>>1077910Eh, at least someone's thinking about me. I do still win, though.
>>1077890That sounds good
>>1077910I just realized how much of my pokemon folder is nsfw.
>>1077919good on you, staying optimisticPolu can still be turned into a girl if we find Jirachi, I'm sure more people will want to hit that
>>1077930jesus those look painful
>>1077938the anatomy there gets worse the more I look at it
>>1077945you want bad anatomy?
>>1077938>>1077945whoops, thumbnail looked safe, but I guess not. have a replacement
>>1077951I know that feel anonI really should make a NSFW folder rather than keeping them all together
>>1077960but who has that kind of time, right?
>>1077964well, time and willpowerI couldn't afford all the Kleenex either
>>1077978I think I might be out of butts now. such a shame
>>1077933I mean, he'd probably still be into girls. I gave up on the Polu route when we found out about the decidedly female object of his affections.It'd probably be a transformation worthy of Mace's identity loss fears if it could change his sexuality.I'm perfectly fine enjoying straight and yuri smut while waiting for a non canon herb/polu bin.
>>1078013my condolences anon
>>1078020shit, forgot about the skubwar this pic inciteddeploying distraction butts
I think I'll try to write a Gobble (the pokemon) paste. Hopefully Gobble(the qm) will like it
Anybody want to take wild guesses at what Jane was like as a kid?
>>1078099Hiding in a closet while mum and dad argued?
Gobble just put up an update. No thread today.
>>1076073To be perfectly frank, the reason we can afford to down the whole cup is because Herb is ridiculously clean.There should be no issue whatsoever, being pure as fuck is the one thing we're OP at. I just wanted to down the whole cup to get a sweet ass vision and knock their socks off our angelic fairy spirit.
>>1078132>inb4 we get split personalities because Herb feels tugged in so many directions
>>1078228>>1078132>inb4 the start of sweet aura powers.
>>1078261>inb4 we have a bad heart-attack, are permanently bed ridden and fed pudding for the rest of our live, our Pokemon happily remaining by our side but never battling again.
>>1078261>sweet>aura powersI wouldn't use those in the same sentence myself, but I see the appeal.
>>1078132Yeah, we'll probably discover that our deepest, most core aspect of ourself is that we like taking care of people and seeing them happy. We struggle with our ability to do everything, but we know we're just a kid and perfection can't be expected from anybody. Our darkest secret is that we're pretty unremarkable. We gazed into the abyss, and there wasn't much there. Just a couple small insecurities most teenage boys have. We're not some enlightened sage, but we're not disturbed in any way either.
>>1078283>"You drank the whole thing? How did you conquer your inner demons?">"My what?"
>>1078267>hallucinogens cause heart attacks
>>1078333well this is tangentially realted but...if you use belladona in eye drop form it serves as a nightmarish hallucinogen that can also result in out-of-body experiences, enhances the senses and can result in very lucid sexual dreams but can cause blindness or out right death if you fuck up the dosage which is apparently very easy to mess up.
>>1078345sound like a good lewdbin premise
>>1078333I wouldn't put it past voodoo-pokeman-tea.
http://pastebin.com/Wa6nHVtuWhelp, here's all I'm likely to get done today. Val's wasn't what I expected it to be. The others should be lighter.
>>1078448My dad was at sea a lot when I was a kid. A few months at work, a few months at home. You make the most of the time you have together, especially when you got birthdays or holidays. It was normal to me too, so when his job changed it actually felt weird realizing that he lived with us permanently now.
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>1079086Damn, which is best?
>>1079220the dice gods have spoken
>>1079220That's subjective. Aether grunt has a distinctive appeal, which places me squarely in her camp.
>>1079239Aether Grunt is a total qt. Also semi-bodysuit.
>>1079239THE DICE GODS HAVE SPOKEN
>>1079086Aether Grunt was ready pretty much the best girl, and this picture only makes that more clear.
Rolled 2 (1d3)>>1079257You didn't even say which girl was 1 or 2 before rolling. Here, evens for skull, odds for aether.
>>1079305praise the dice gods anonlest they curse thee with nat1s
>>1079314Eye certainly wouldn't want to be the one who bungles our vision quest.
>>1079257When will the new Pokémon game comes out where I can take a qt Skull Grunt with me on my adventure and eventually date her
>>1079825Closest you're gonna get is going the Polu's sister route here, I think.
Did somebody say vision quest
>>1080684>trip hard to go on a vision quest>the visions aren't trippy shit about speaking in pictures to a fug with thirty eyes and seven mouths>the visions are mundane stuff like going to the store to pick up milk>clergy is insistent we don't get do-overs
>>1080853Fun things can happen at the store
>>1078267Nah we just have a weak system. Herb's greatest fear. He's stuck weak and girly for the rest of his life as physical exertion causes heart.. uhh complications? I'm not a medical student.That coupled with a bad roll and Herb does his bad ass thing to save the party. And kills himself/at the very least ends up hospitalized in the process.
>>1080976If he got an arhythmia he'd be unable to even ride roller coasters.
>>1081060well, statistically we aren't likely to have that bad a tripBut then again, we rolled 3 nat1s in a rowOnly thing we can do is hope and pray that out butts have pleased the Dice Gods
>>1080976>We sit through four hours of giant, masculine demon things beating the shit out of us in our bad trip.
Rolled 41 (1d100)>>1081725Just roll really well.
Rolled 84 (1d100)>>1081731You are like a little baby.Watch this.
>>1081725>we actually were having a good trip, awakening superpowers and hanging out with Dark Herb>Turns out Dark Herb is more of a Gainsboro Herb>Talking about cute girls and raising pokemon>Then everything changed when Laki attacked
>>1081799>Tripping LakiWhat will she do? Will she become a girly girl princess?Will she demand snu snu?Will declare that she is a pokemon and attempt to use flame thrower?
>>1081811a pastebin of her trip would provide a good insight into her mind, assuming Gobble doesn't have her tell us about it, or if she holds back some stuff about the trip.would not want to be there if she though she was a pokemon, that seems like a bad time
>>1081829Last bit into her thinking was cute. But also a bit sad the whole>No one would say I'm cute that's ridiculous.
>>1081725Reminds me of the chemist who accidentally discovered LSD. After the strange powder he created passed all the simplest tests, he tried a little bit of it (which turned out to be a freakishly high dose) and he spent the next several hours terrified that he was possessed by a demon, his neighbor was a malicious witch, and that the powder must have driven him mad.
>>1081725>>1081839>Witch demon things move onto our Pokemon after us>We're powerless to do anything to help them>Bella is now a football
>>1081847>Oh god it's awful>I'm so sorry bellaLaki and bella watch herb have a breakdown and try to comfort him.But seriously. Laki had half a cup and she could break herb in two. He's in for one hell of a ride.
>>1081857>Inb4 her trip makes her cuddle up to Herb and cry. A lot.
Laki's probably just going to relive her failure at the olympics, I think that's why the priest wanted her to go on a vision quest, so she'd confront the event and make progress towords dealing with it
>>1081932>Laki trips out and relives her failure to win the shotput>throws her wailmer at Herb and crushes him to death
>>1082030I thought she was a pole-vaulter?[insert dick joke here]
>>1082061>T-this time I'm gonna make the jump~>Pole vaults with herbs pole in a weird handjob with sports commentation>She's really hungry for this one, lining everything up perfectlyshe and kiera now have something in common.
>>1082106don't pole valut poles break occasionally?and bend at basically a 90 degree angle if they succeedI don't think pokecenters are prepared for kind of injury
>>1082465Well, if he's mostly flaccid he should be able to manage 90 degrees without trouble. And if he was actually "always hard," more girls would have noticed, so we know he isn't always hard.Moreover, I'm sure Mace and Gobble will protect us.
Oric-oreos.Once we know about the pokemon, Herb can make the cookies.
This is supposed to be a gif, let's see if I'm able to phone post it.
So we're getting a bin tonight, right?
>>1085637[Working on it.]
>>1085644[Unrestrained Hype]Though I need to sleep, goodnight.
>>1085644Awesome! This one sounds like it's been cooking for a while, so I'm pretty excited for it.Oh, and did you get that new Roomate?
>>1085758[Still up in the air. A friend's dad died and so he and his sister might be moving in. I don't want to make this my personal blog or anything, but it's a whole thing and that's why I've been missing threads. Not sure where things are landing yet.]
>>1085929Sorry to hear that, Gobble. Take as much time as you need to get things straightened out.
>>1086058[You're too nice. I don't deserve such an awesome playerbase. I hope the lewdbins are worth the wait. I love you guys (and girls)]
>>1087501I hope that's flattery, because finding a quality GM like yourself isn't exactly easy either you know.
>>1087501Unity through D. Also through Pokemon, seems to fit.
I've reconsidered some of the character theme songs:Herb: "Why can't we be friends?" (WAR)Dark Herb: "Why can't we be friends?" (SMASH MOUTH COVER)
>>1090395>Dark Herb is just a version of Herb that sneaks a peak at Laki and Keira's boobs slightly more often
>>1090483Herb is 99.9% pure of heart.Dark Herb is 99.1% pure of heart.Herb would wear a leather jacket.Dark Herb would wear a leather jacket with a skull on it.Herb will shoot you finger pistols.Dark Herb will shoot you finger pistols and go "pew pew."Herb will order a burger and medium fries.Dark Herb will order a burger and a large fries but not quite finish them.But most dramatically of all, Dark Herb picks up on innuendo slightly more often.
>>1090522He's a demon!
>>1090395>Smash mouth coverMy god... he's an abomination..
>>1090715I mean, it's still a pretty good song.
>>1090522>Dark Herb will order a burger and a large fries but not quite finish them.
>>1090653Nah, he's just greyscale. It isn't actually symbolic of much.
>>1090522As far as I'm concerned, everything in this post is canon.
>>1091550Thanks! I like imagining that dark Herb is just regular Herb but a little bit more adult. You know, a little more tired, a little more confident, a little less reserved, just not by much. Probably what he'd be like in 6 months/a year of regular growing up without the life changing journey.He's in there, but representing a side of Herb that is both hidden and core to his personality means growing up more than it means becoming someone else.
Its kind of dead in here. Anyone having fun with the bank update?
>>1094310Bank Update? What do you mean, anon?
>>1094398pokemon bank updated so you can transfer stuff to the new games now
>>1094425Honestly, I'm dissapointed that we didn't get 500 new sm style pokedex entries. What the hell is with this no-nat-dex bullshit? The nat dex in bank doesn't even update to include pokemon transferred from black/white, nor can you synchronize the entries in bank into your games. Now I've got to go the long way through my collection to figure out what I need to transfer into sun just to get the shiny charm and satisfy rotom, and NO NATIONAL DEX. I want to see what rotom says about his own species goddamnit.
I miss Gobble
>>1094737We all miss Gobble.
>>1094310Doing a dark type run>A-Meowth>Pancham>Cacnea>Murkrow>Carvanha>A-GrimerSo far so good outside of Cutieflies
>>1095065Nice! I'm trying to figure out how to go about getting my hands on an HA kriketot/kriketune for fell stinger bullshittery. I really don't want to have to spend all those bp on an ability capsule.
>>1094955I miss Gobble the most.
>>1096340Fite me, in a figurative fashion.
>>1096347Fite me, in a fashionable figure.
>>1096886Pow. I guess we're doing poke fashion while waiting for character development smut?
[Not dead. Thread tomorrow. Lewdbin still in progress, things have been a bit nuts]
>>1097412shirt is certainly appropriate.id prefer this coat
>>1097542Sometimes I swear I can still hear them...Poor, sweet Gobble, they were taken from us too soon...
>>1097542Give us deets. What happened?
>>1097608Dude, ->>>1085929As much as I know we're all hoping to get Gobble to kiss-and-tell, I strongly doubt anything juicy is going on at the moment.
>>1097661That said, if you did pick up some cute nerd and rock their world in between doing all the serious stuff, Gobble, feel free to brag about it. It's not like any of us are going to turn down living vicariously through a textual medium.
>>1097661I meant besides that. I want humorous stories of moving furniture and whatnot.
Anyone else missing the darker, more dramatic tone of Pokemon Quest?I feel like the best of three system really strips the challenge out of the thread (recent snow defiling notwithstanding).
>>1098302Last quest also used Bo3
>>1098302Average rolls tend to never go in your favor
>>1098302No. Honestly I got pretty bored of the grimdarkness of the last quest. I loved the characters travelling and experiencing new things.
>>1098302Definitely loving the focus on forming relationships and growing up/finding yourself. I think that having a tone and themes from the get-go not only benefits the story if piaq, but by giving us ideas to focus on it also benefits the game aspect. There are plenty of dramatic adventure campaigns, it's not as easy to get an audience invested in a character's discovery of what it means to be a man, especially when that meaning is likely to tap into paternal instincts somewhat.What I'm saying is the tone suits the characters of the story and goals of the game well.
>>1098708While it was pretty overdone toward the end where he somehow was able to nearly take over the world, I did like having antagonists that have to be opposed, or serious situations where things can go very wrong for more than just yourself.I'm hoping that we'll hear more of the anti-outsider faction or maybe something involving legendaries that Herb will get swept up in. It doesn't have to be saving the world (and I would adamantly prefer it didn't be), but I do want there to be some sort of greater conflict with stakes beyond just individual harm or embarrassment.
>>1098944I mean we saw Rayquaza in a dream. I'm sure when we get exploring there will be some dangerous situations.
>>1098944I would definitely serve interested in some kind of encounter with the anti outsider group. I don't think I'd like the entire story to get devoted to it though.
>>1098944yeah, villains in the pokemon world are supposed to generally be incompetent; the whole reason that villains work in the world at all is that instead of doing anything vaguely productive to their goals they do something ridiculous and largely pointless. Hornbeam was fucked up toward the end, he was a silly kind of villain and then suddenly he not only has serious legitimacy but is further along then he should ever get, it probably would have been a better idea to go Mewtwo final boss if Gobble wanted to go the dark route ending.
>>1099636yeah this quest does not have the same kind of darker undertones, it's almost obnoxiously bright by nature. Trying to go too far down the villains route would probably be a mistake.
>>1099724to be fair, we just left the equivalent of the first town. We have a single badge, even if it took us 20 threads. Kat didn't meet Hornbeam until like her 3rd badgedon't quote me on that. Hell, the largest shitstorm in the last quest was over Robin losing her eye. People were complaining that it didn't fit the style of the questThough I do think that this quest will be more bright than Kat's quest. There's still obviously going to be dark moments, but it'll take time.
>>1099787she met Hornbeam before she got her first.
>>1100135damn, really? I thought we got Nibbles way later than that
>>1099787and I think the problem people had with robins eye was largely that Gobble didn't really announce the danger involved with picking that option enough and people thought it was unfair and pretty unexpected, though I think it probably was pretty fair. Gobble has been very careful since to really highlight which options are high risk ones, though it does not always stop people from being idiots at least now you know you deserve it when terrible things happen.
>>1100156she got the skull fossil in a cave on the way to the fire gym, then stole the jaw one from Hornbeam and had that whole interaction in Kindletown, she skipped that whole gym and got Nibbles way later once they fixed the machines and sent him to her.also thanks for the butts good anon.
>>1100176man, my memory is shit right nowReminder that Gobble has been running pokemon quest for 3 years now(excluding the time Gobble died)
Taking bets on thread today.
[New thread in a bit.]