http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Pokemon%20Island%20Adventure%20Questhttps://twitter.com/GobbleQMCharacter info pastebin in progress: http://pastebin.com/iB0tb7rzDice odds for best of 3: 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 the PTU system, 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 and also may leave you open to an interrupt, so beware of that timing. Speed is more important for closing ground, intercepting, and other things and doesn't necessarily mean going first.Pokemon and trainers are unique, and may have certain specializations, skills, or other things that the video-game mechanics might not allow. Some examples: That kung fu Bellsprout in the anime, that crystal Onix, or a Roggenrolla that can fly. Herb's perception skills, pokemon knowledge, context clues in general, and other things will hopefully come into play to avoid completely unfair, unforeseeable bullshit, but expect more bullshit from more advanced trainers.Call me out on a mistake and receive a suggestive picture, mostly likely a butt.Pokemon:Gobble (Munchlax)Mace (Roggenrola)Belladonna (Roserade)Dice (Croconaw)Sorbet (Vulpix)Location: Laki's parent's place on Akaneki/astral planeRecently: You caught up with Val, protected Cubone against a surprise Mandibuzz attack using your body, and had some spiritual journeying while recovering from injuries
>>2523501Hope you're having a good night Gobble!
>>2523501Wait, why are we starting a new thread? The old one is only on page 2.
>>2523512Seems to be standard policy to swap threads after two sessions.
>>2523511[I am! Thanks!]>>2523512>>2523515[Yeah, I guess it's premature here. I just got used to doing it that way since most of the time I run on weekends and there's the auto-sage over time. This one is probably a bit early. It's just habit.]
You zoom by the surprisingly strong aura you recognize as Abigail’s. You can’t really see a physical form so much like you could with Keira, but you swear it feels like she turned to look at you as you went by.You fly up towards the sickly feeling aura above. As you get closer, you can’t really tell who it belongs to, but the list of possible people or pokemon is pretty short.It feels like a human. You don’t know that for sure. You’ve come to know them as being pretty unique and varying. They’re not just one thing, they’re a collection of streams of energy all collecting around and in a living being. And they change a little over the course of a day.This sickly one is in the room upstairs, you think. Physical distances and directions can be tricky. But you’re just so relaxed that you don’t have that usual apprehension that makes you overthink these things and lose your concentration. Being around Keira is a lot easier. Like she has some passive ability that makes interacting with her a lot easier in this form.The sickly aura is sitting still, fuming. You sense a lot of negativity, but you can’t quite tell the nature of it at the moment.>Look deeper into it, try to figure out the specific emotions>Try to get it to notice you>Try to direct some of it’s energies towards being happier>Leave it alone, go back to your body and you can figure out who it is>Try to identify who it is>Something else
>>2523546>Look deeper into it, try to figure out the specific emotions
>>2523546>>Look deeper into it, try to figure out the specific emotions
>>2523546I don’t think we have the energy to do much here. Let’s just>Try to identify who it isThen>Go back to Abi. Could she really see us?And maybe we can get some energy from her to put towards healing.
[Roll some dice! Don't worry this is an easy one!]
>>2523546>>Leave it alone, go back to your body and you can figure out who it is
Rolled 99 (1d100)>>2523576
>>2523576Don't jynx it, Gobble.
Rolled 13 (1d100)>>2523576
Rolled 59 (1d100)>>2523576>easy
Rolled 89 (1d100)>>2523576Woops, messed up the roll.
>>2523582>Not living in car>rolling wellToday is a good day.
>>2523593[Congrats on both counts! Have a celebratory lewd!]
Whoever archive labeled the last one the wrong thread.
You try to peer inside and understand what’s going on. To your surprise, it’s incredibly easy. It’s all so clear, despite the murky, off putting ‘smog’ around it.They’re angry, upset, but mostly...jealous? Or is it envy? You forget which is which, but you know it’s one of those. They yearn for something they consider theirs and that is being wrongfully taken from them. They want the attention from someone close that goes somewhere else.The aura is young. Younger than you. Kai?You had no idea he was fuming so much. But the sickliness around him isn’t just that. There’s all sorts of issues. Lack of attention in general. Insecurities about everything from sexuality to height to smarts to body image issues and even morality. Rivers of aura energy crash into each other in disorderly ways, polluting and confusing everything. It’s a mess. But still, you feel like you have a really strong understanding of this person. The central issue that the others seem to be particularly tied around in a knot are around the envy and jealousy. He wants someone close to come back to him and help guide him. He’s always depended on them and feels abandoned and replaced.You managed to look around without expending much energy at all, but you are starting to feel that it’s at fairly low levels. You could do some small things, still.>Try to adjust their aura a bit so it’s less tangled>Go back to your body>Go visit Abigail with whatever energy remains>Go to Laki and Hana>Something else
>>2523664>>Go visit Abigail with whatever energy remains>Go visit Abigail with whatever energy remains
>>2523664>>Go visit Abigail with whatever energy remainsWe can talk to Laki later, maybe see if she's talked with her brother yet since coming home.
>>2523664>Go ask abi for energy.
>>2523664>Go visit Abigail with whatever energy remains
>>2523664>Go visit Abigail with whatever energy remainsWoo, new thread!One I can't stay up for!...Driving people to airports sucks.Have a good night, everyone!
>>2523672Actually, I’m wondering if it’s his other momma he’s missing.Or maybe he feels like Laki’s replaced him with us.Either or.
>>2523686>Spoiler[I hear you! Sorry you won't be around, archivebro]
You decide you’re done here for now. You did so well in trying to understand their aura that you doubt there’s anything else you can learn at the moment.You float down towards Abigail, past the familiar presences of your pokemon and girlfriends. Abigail’s aura is big and strong, despite her tiny body. You still don’t know exactly how that works. Is it just something you’re born with? Is there a diet or exercise of some sort that improves your aura pool?Her aura is like a big shining light, except the light is semi-solid. You can push into the more transparent parts and get closer. Really, you sort of have to if you want to approach her.She doesn’t seem to notice you at first, but as you get closer, it’s like you’re tickling her or something. Like how someone moves the air in the room which makes the hairs on your body move. Something only noticed if there’s very little else going on to distract you.The brightness in her aura isn’t an indication of her mood though. She’s not particularly happy. She’s not really that upset, either. You can sense some anxiousness and tension, but nothing like that sickly aura from before. There’s also a nice, if small, sense of her feeling accomplished and needed. She recently did something for which she got recognition. Maybe she helped patch you up?Of course, that’s all surface level stuff. Who knows what’s deeper?A tiny wave of confusion washes over her as she glances around, but it’s shrugged off as just a stray sensation.>Look deep inside!>Leave her be>Try to interact with her (We’ll open a vote on how but please feel free to throw out suggestions)>Try to siphon some of this outer energy>Conqueror is out. Try interacting with it>Something else
>>2523718>Try to interact with her (We’ll open a vote on how but please feel free to throw out suggestions)I want to look deep but that seems super intrusive.>Try to talk with her, if that doesn't work try to brush your aura against hers.
>>2523718>>Try to interact with her (We’ll open a vote on how but please feel free to throw out suggestions)Try to see if you can communicate with her like with Keira? if not, try to leave a message or feeling of gratitude.
>>2523718>Try to interact with her (We’ll open a vote on how but please feel free to throw out suggestions)
>>2523718>Leave her be
>>2523718>Try to siphon some of this outer energy
>Try to siphon some of this outer energy>Look deep inside!>Something elseThis >>2523724
Hey Abi, do you mind if I take a bit of your aura? You’ve got a ton of it, and I could really use some more right now. Like, for healing.
You move a little closer, thinking about the ways you can interact with Abigail.“Abigail.” You say in a moderate voice. There’s no answer.“Abigail.” You whisper, this time reaching deep inside and expelling the slightest drop of energy. It hits her like a single raindrop, causing her to turn around.“Great. Last thing I need with Laki acting all crazy is to have Herb stuck in my head.” She mutters, going back to doing something with Conqueror. You suspect she might be brushing it or something of that nature.Oh neat! That works! But that was just a small test. You’d expel a lot of your remaining energy to do anything beyond a very weak and short whisper. It helps that she’s calm and undistracted at the moment. You couldn’t imagine what it’d take to do this to someone in a hurry or with a lot going on.You try to brush closer against the aura. This is easier but harder. It’s easier in that it really doesn’t take much energy to do, but it’s harder in that you need to focus your aura into a more concentrated ball to be able to push hard enough for her to notice. With your weakened state, it takes a lot of effort. But if you do it hard enough, she seems to react a little.“Arceus on a stick!” She whispers to herself looking in the direction of your body. “You know how much it annoys you when you’re recovering and people won’t stop checking in. Leave the guy alone. Just suck it up for awhile longer.”Conqueror’s aura gets a small wave of confusion over it, but she assures the pokemon she’s just muttering to herself.Recovering? From what? Does Abigail get hurt from something on a regular basis? Maybe she’s secretly really athletic! Or maybe she’s got some hobbies that hurt her.Huh. You guess there’s still a lot to learn about Abigail.The safe amount of energy you sequestered for your little adventure is rapidly running out.>Push hard into her aura with yours>Talk to her (write-in not required but recommended)>Take the spare energy, quick. There’s so much around>You’re done. Return to your body and pour whatever remains into further speeding up healing>Try to interact with Conqueror>Go to someone else>Something else
>>2523807>Push hard into her aura with yours
>>2523807>You’re done. Return to your body and pour whatever remains into further speeding up healing
>>2523807>Talk to her>Abi I’m astral projecting. You’ve got a ton of life energy so I’m going to borrow some.>Take some energy.
>>2523807>Talk to her (write-in not required but recommended)Ask her if we can borrow some of her energy
>>2523807>push hard into her aura with yourspossession time!
>>2523807>>You’re done. Return to your body and pour whatever remains into further speeding up healingI'd really rather wait on taking energy from people until after we've messed around with the floating motes of ambient energy
>>2523807>You’re done. Return to your body and pour whatever remains into further speeding up healingBack to actual talking!
[Give me some rolls!]
Rolled 90 (1d100)>>2523879
Rolled 76 (1d100)>>2523879
Rolled 96 (1d100)>>2523879
>all these high rollsI am uncertain as to whether this is a good or bad sign after our recent bout of mediocre rolls.
>>2523899This is a non-pan related action. So Herb's 10/10 stats are unaffected.
Damnit Herb just impose a little and ask for help!
You want to try to explore this a lot more, but you’re just too concerned about burning out on energy. Your main focus is on healing as well as possible.“See you around!” You say playfully to Abigail as you kick off from her aura to send yourself back.But doing that really gets to her. She spins around hard this time. Her face becomes clear for a moment. “Golden-top?” She says, a happy expectation in her voice. Small sputterings of aura follow with her words and reach you. It’s not a lot, but it’s a nice little accident.She squints, but doesn’t see anything. She does look more confused than ever, though.You land right back into your body, shooting up with a start. The world is so vivid! So colourful! Sensations like temperature and the weight of the blanket overload you for a second. You can feel the leftover energy pouring into yourself, giving you a nice, relieving warmth that helps with your adjustment to the world of the conscious.Sorbet pops up from your lap. Gobble, who was sleeping next to your face, also shoots up. And there’s Mace, and Dice! You guess Laki stole Belladonna because you don’t see her. And....wait, is that a pokemon wearing a weird motorcycle helmet?It’s Cubone! It stays away from everyone and hangs near the window.Gobble hugs you from behind. Luckily it’s the back of your head and not really where you got hurt. You try to reach back to pat him but the position and stiffness make it hard. Sorbet licks your face and Dice bites your foot. Mace stays in his corner but expels tiny streams of energy that reminds you of a weak sparkler, despite himself.“You’re awake.” A voice scares the sugar out of you.You turn to look and find a familiar face. “Gardevoir!”>Check your wounds>Call out to someone>Get up and wander>Go visit Kai before everyone knows you’re up>Go find Laki and Hana>Find Abigail! You have to talk about what just happened>Take Sorbet aside for a quick talk>Ask Gardevoir to fill you in on something you may have missed (specify)>Something else
>>2523977>Ask Gardevoir to fill you in on something you may have missed (specify)Where is everyone, what's going on, who treated me, how bad were my injuries?
>>2523977>Hug everyone back as gently as you can, ask Gardevoir how long she's been there and when was the last time they ate.If the answer is recent>Thank everyone for being there while you were asleepand>Go visit Kai before everyone knows you’re up
>>2523977>ask one of the Pokémon I go let your girl know you’re awake.
>>2523977>ask one of the Pokémon to go let your girls know you’re awake.>Talk to Cubone, it's not her fault.
>>2523977>Ask Gardevoir to fill you in on something you may have missed (specify)A play by play on when happened when we got back.>Hug every including Gardevoir>Send her out to fetch everyone
>nobody votes to check herbs wounds, including meDamn it Herb show some concern for your own well-being!
>>2524037Yep, that sounds about right! Haha
Last post was over an hour ago so you know Gobble’s either getting a sandwich or really writing up a doozy.
You try to pet all your pokemon and regret dearly the fact that you only have two hands. Your attention is torn and thrown about the room with wild abandon. You can’t decide what to do so you just give everyone hugs.And that of course, hurts your side. It’s only now that you’re moving that you feel it. You’re in your boxers and the world outside the blanket is cold. But hugs are so, so much warmer. And so worth it. The bandages feel fresh, but you’re not paying much attention to them.“How long have I been out? Where is everyone? Who treated me? How bad was it? Is everyone eating okay?”Gardevoir listens with a blank face, waiting for your stream of questions to finish. You feel a little self conscious and stop asking questions and just give her a hug too. “Nice to see you.”“I have seen you for some time now.” She says back, before she starts filling you in.From what she tells you, it’s actually pretty late in the evening the day after the attack. Everyone is home somewhere and the general feeling was to have people not come into your room except for checkups. Laki’s dad and Abigail have been very helpful in patching you up. Hana had a lot of suggestions and things she did to make your stay in the bed nicer, but she and Laki have had to be very strongly discouraged from staying in the room while you rest.Everyone’s been eating well. Gobble wasn’t allowed in the kitchen, but when Laki’s dad decided to get a barbeque going, Gobble took over when he wasn’t looking. Lake was furious, but held his temper at Gobble and eventually relented that Gobble had some talent, and decided to adopt him as his little cooking helper. Gobble viewed it as being the other way around and they built a bit of a power struggle centered friendship over it.“You’d like me to tell the others that you’re awake.” She says.“Umm, yes please.” You feel a little exposed that she knows that so well.She nods and goes on her way.“And thanks. For looking over me.”“One of us has to.” She says back, shocking you with that comment and brief display of smug self satisfaction before leaving.After a moment, there’s a scrambling up the stairs. You recognize the heavy thund of Hana’s metal feet and Laki’s laughter as they apparently playfully fight their way up the stairs. Sounds like just the two of them.Your boxers make you feel pretty exposed, but they’ve see you before. The sound makes Cubone very on edge and it scrambles to a little defensive position it has prepared near the window. Gobble and Dice move to her to try to get her to relax. She doesn’t look like she’s going to do anything crazy but she does look on edge.>Great the girls with a sexy pose!>Quickly get dressed just in case>Hold Cubone to calm it before the girls arrive>Hide behind the door and jump out to scare them>Something else[Sorry about the delay]
>>2524206>Something elseSit on the edge of the bed so you can hug both of them without getting crushed.
>>2524206>>Hold Cubone to calm it before the girls arrive
>>2524206>just sit on the edge of the bed, and brace yourself to be embraced.
You calmly sit on the edge of the bed, glancing over to Cubone. You decide to go pick her up. She seizes up, but doesn’t fight you as you take her back to your sitting spot.“Hey Cubone. It’ll be okay. It’s just the-”The door flies open so hard you worry about it coming off the hinges. Laki and Hana spill into the room and almost tackle you. They try to stop short when they see Cubone, but what ends up happening is Laki tackles your upper body while Hana’s mechanical legs log but the rest of her keeps flying forward and her head bounces harmlessly off the soft corner of the mattress.There’s a lot of laughter from the girls and yourself, but Cubone curls up defensively on your lap, terrified.“Awwww.” Hana says, peeking up from between your legs. “It’s so cute and scared.” Somehow, hearing her say those words from that position wounds you, but you can’t place why.“Your safe.” Laki says, putting a hand on her hip. “Remember what we promised? You’re a guest here. You have our word as Akaneki.”Cubone uncurls a bit, but you can still see some frayed nerves. Sorbet looks very slightly puffed but nothing big like how she’d get before. Mace is undisturbed.“How are you feeling?” Hana asks, getting up. “Good. Ow. Sore and tired, and a little groggy.” Laki pulls you into her lap as you answer.“Dad had some painkillers.” Laki explains. “He’s always ready in case there’s a work accident.”Hana interjects. “Abigail was super helpful too! She knows a lot about this stuff. I think she has nurse experience.”“Your projecting.” Laki says. Her tone seems to indicate they’ve had this conversation before. “You think everyone who ever doesn’t get completely overwhelmed by the sight of blood has some medical experience.”“Is...is that common, here?” Concern lurks on the edges of Hana’s voice.“Are you okay to leave tomorrow?” Laki asks. Her question sounds casual, but the way she runs her hands over you and holds you displays a lot of care and affection.“Tomorrow?”“Well, I don’t want to rush you, but I’ve been training and getting ready for the next gym. Keira will be here any minute. Dad will be done with Cubone’s stuff tonight.” Laki says. “And I really want to show you guys around the island. We haven’t had a chance to really give you a taste.”“Oh you should have seen her when you came in!” Laki’s mom says, entering the room. “She was so worried about you.”(continued)
>>2524375“Mom.” Laki protests a little. You feel the vibrations in her chest tickle the back of your head.“I saw the way she fretted and worried. I know my little girl. That’s love. And don’t think I didn’t see it coming from you too, Hana.”Both girls get embarrassed. If you weren't almost naked you'd probably be beaming, but you're embarassed too! You try to subtly cover up with the sheet, but Cubone is sitting on it and you don’t want to pull it out from under her. You note that Cubone keeps her back to you while watching the others. That makes you feel like she trusts you.More footsteps are approaching. Nobody seems to care about your privacy.>Ask for some time alone with Cubone>Sure. Let me get dressed and we can talk more downstairs>They don’t seem that concerned about your wounds right now...>Before anything, you’d like to go thank Kai for letting you sleep in his room>Something else
>>2524378>Before anything, you’d like to go thank Kai for letting you sleep in his room
>>2524378>>Before anything, you’d like to go thank Kai for letting you sleep in his room>Sure. Let me get dressed and we can talk more downstairs>Talk to Cubone for a moment before following the others.
>>2524378>Does anyone mind if I absorb some energy from them? If you want to leave soon I’d like to patch myself up some more.>I’m most familiar with Laki or Hana but Wailord, Gobble, or Abi should all have deep aura wells.
>>2524378>Sure. Let me get dressed and we can talk more downstairs>Before anything, you’d like to go thank Kai for letting you sleep in his roomAndAlso speak to Cubone a little before we head downstairs to follow everyone.
>>2524378>Before anything, you’d like to go thank Kai for letting you sleep in his room>Sure. Let me get dressed and we can talk more downstairs>>2524404Stop trying to make Herb an aura vampire. There will be a time when we can investigate aura sharing. Now isn't it.
>>2524468The way I see it, Herb being injured is a perfectly reasonable cause to look into ways of healing Herb.
As soon as her mom leaves the room, Laki grabs your head and turns it so she can stick her tongue down your mouth. “You damn brave idiot.” She says before doing so. When she’s done, she makes a funny face. “Oh. Ew. Sorry Soft Hands. But I can taste how long you’ve been resting here.”“Sorry.” You mutter, feeling embarrassed and overwhelmed.“It’s fine.” Laki says. “You did get pretty destroyed saving Cubone.”Hana goes ahead and leans up to give you a kiss on the lips. “I’m sorry I missed it.” She catches herself. “I mean, not that I missed seeing you hurt, but that I wasn’t there. To help!” She quickly adds on. “Not that you aren’t tough enough to handle stuff without me, I just mean, really strong things might-” She stops herself, looking embarrassed. “Guess there’s another good reason to keep my mouth stuff, huh?” She delivers the joke under her breath and still cringes at herself again after anyway. “Not that I mean to be insensit-”“He gets it.” Abigail says from the doorway. “You guys don’t need to treat him like he’s dense and fragile. Taking a little beating like that isn’t that big of a deal. Don’t make him feel like such a helpless victim.” Abigail sounds unimpressed. “Anyway, get dressed and ready. The parents are going crazy preparing for Keira.”“I better go calm dad down.” Laki says, reluctantly pulled away, leaving you feeling cold.“Can I get you anything?” Hana asks.“I’m good. I’m going to go say thanks to Kai for letting me stay in his room.”Hana nods. “Okay. Good idea. Do you need help getting dressed?”“Umm, not really.” You move your arm. There’s some pain in certain motions, but you should be able to manage. “If you need help showering, let me know.” Hana adds in as Abigail drags her away.“And I thought he’d be the thirsty one.” The redhead says, closing the door.“Oh yeah!” Hana opens it up one more time. “I caught Mandibuzz. I wasn’t sure if you wanted it or if I should release it. It doesn’t seem to like me. But we can figure that out after.”Oh right. Laki, and people from Akaneki, have a cultural rule against catching pokemon they don’t intend to keep. You guess Hana volunteered, not knowing if you had any ideas or plans or anything.As you get dressed, you look at Cubone, who looks back at you. It cocks it’s head inside that little motorcycle helmet. It’s still holding onto your Super Rod, although it doesn’t seem to bother trying to use it as a weapon anymore.>Try to assure it that it’ll be able to defend itself against future attacks with some training>Ask what it plans to do after it gets armed>Ask about if it has any family or friends that are missing it>”I don’t need anything in return for helping you, if that’s what you’re concerned about”>Something else
>>2524488>>Try to assure it that it’ll be able to defend itself against future attacks with some training>>Ask what it plans to do after it gets armed
>>2524488>>2524495* Adding>She's welcome to stay with you if she likes.
>>2524488>>Try to assure it that it’ll be able to defend itself against future attacks with some training>>Ask what it plans to do after it gets armedAlso tell her she can travel with us if she likes.
[I'm afraid I'm falling asleep pretty hard. It's going to be an early one today. But I'll be glued to the computer for a lot of the time until the next session on Saturday. Tomorrow I'll answer questions about Polu, Valerie, Jane, missed events here, and whatever else on a casual basis. Sorry it's a short thread today.]
>>2524501Thanks for running, Gobble!
>>2524501Scale of one to ten, how throughly has Max plowed our sister, with one being "walked home gently" and ten being "mating press double peace sign ahegao."
>>2524488>Ask how she’s doing.>Ask what she’ll do next once she’s armed.>>2524501Goodnight!
>>2524505[You guys are too good to me! Thanks!A big thing I want to do is have a more reliable schedule for things. I always feel bad on short threads or moving dates]>>2524509>>2524511[Night! Sleep tight!]>>2524495>>2524497[Sleep right in a nice bed!]
>>2524515I sure as hell will, have a good night gobble.
>>2524488>>”I don’t need anything in return for helping you, if that’s what you’re concerned about”>She's welcome to stay with you if she likes.
>>2524515hmmm 4... so he tried to cop a feel and got shot down?Death to the douche muffin!Also I miss the sister. I thought we would have bumped into her by now, never got to really see the results of our astral romp in her brain.
>>2524501If we pushed into Abigail's aura, would we have possessed her?Is Polu getting in with a bad gang/nega fug?Has Valerie made any fiends in the competition yet?How "holy" does kiera view us as? Would she be willing to assist us build a temple?
>>2524654Or it could be he's flirting with her and she's receptive and working his way to 5/6.4 could be light touching.>>2525010Kiera should assist us by building a temple of fertility and covering herself and the other girls in the ritual mating paints.
>>2525097Let’s not derail Keira’s life plan for a sex thing.>>2524501Herb was able to fix a bone that healed wrong by breaking it again then pouring aura in. Can he fix other things like that too, like scars or whatever it is that causes chronic pains? Because if that’s what Herb (/we) are assuming that would make some stuff make more sense to me.
>>2525117On a serious note Keira's life plan was already ruined, she's searching for a new calling and passion. I am all for helping her resurrect the fallen temples just as much as I am for assisting her become a fertility priestess. Also being serious when I say that Herb, Hana, Laki, and Keira all together sounds so goddamn great.
>>2525288Here here!>>2525097But Max is gay for us.. I mean, Grrrr! death to those who touch our sister *cough cough*
>>2524654>hmmm 4... so he tried to cop a feel and got shot down?>>2525097>>2524654>Or it could be he's flirting with her and she's receptive and working his way to 5/6.>4 could be light touching.[Yup! You got it]>Is Polu getting in with a bad gang/nega fug?[Bad gang. He went to talk his sister out of her association with some people and since he couldn't quite do that very quickly, he ended up tagging along to look out for her.]>Has Valerie made any fiends in the competition yet?[She's made a few. She's a little wary of her competitors, but there's a friendly associate type of relationship with some where there are no trust issues sharing a few things or helping to check someone's back for what they're wearing. But she's also been backstabbed a couple times in small but hurtful ways. She's really come to admire a producer for some of the shows as sort of a mentor figure. They like her because she's low maintenance and works with them when things go wrong instead of complaining and being demanding.]>How "holy" does kiera view us as? Would she be willing to assist us build a temple?[That's a tricky question. Keira has come to see being holy and being good as having a lot of overlap if not being basically the same thing. Someone who is good, even if they know nothing about the specifics of the temples or anything, would still be upholding the main tenants.Keira sees Herb as a very, very good person, but not a well educated one. She sees him as maybe needing a guide, although a part of her thinks she might just want to be able to be helpful in that area because she's still a little jealous of him and wants to prove she's not entirely being 'shown up' by him. But she has those feelings well under control. She admires him a lot more than she's jealous.She's help Herb build a temple under the right conditions and arguements. What those conditions are, even she's not entirely sure. She's learned that being holy doesn't always mean knowing what to do or being right, so she wouldn't blindly follow.]
>>2525288I still don’t want to be trying to persuade her in one direction or the other. There are lots of positions in the Mewori temples and all but that one requires vows of celibacy. If she wanted another place in the Grass temple with the conservationists or decides to try to rediscover the Rock temples practices with the time flower we should be ready to support that decision.If she chooses on her own to go the fertility route we can run it by our girlfriends and then proposition her.Besides, I see Keira as more of a best friend than a girlfriend.
>>2525319Oh no polu!- How is our physical training going?- What's Jane up to?- Is there anything you're excited about coming up?
>>2525631>>2525319Also is polu's sister plumeria?
What does Fug do all day? Just scry on is while we pork?
>>2525631>- How is our physical training going?[Decently! Not crazy, but Herb can feel a difference when he's well rested, and he's a little more defined]>- What's Jane up to?[Trying to get a very strong pokemon to respect and obey her]>- Is there anything you're excited about coming up?[How Herb reacts to Polu and what's going on there will be fun. There are a few other things that may come up that could be really fun but part of that is the discovery and exploration so I don't want to spoil anything like that. Plus I never really know what direction things will go in so I don't want to worry too much about a path that may not ever be taken.]>Also is polu's sister plumeria?[I hadn't really settled on how she looks physically. I was thinking more of a darker Maylene look, but Plumeria has a lot of good art that could fit will. What do you think?]>What does Fug do all day? Just scry on is while we pork?[Just putting any will into the world of the living is difficult, so a lot of the time is rest, or yes, scrying.]
>>2525926>what do you think?Skull grunt female.
>>2525926Also, we now know why we sometimes fail even when nobody is around to see it. It’s because fug is watching.
>>2525926Plumeria is the most cute! Skull grunt is also a cute! Maylene is good for a little sister tho.
>>2525926Can we set our little brother up with Jane?
>>2527046Bit of an age gap isn’t it?
>>2527201Herb is not one to be throwing stones in that category
looks like janes getting hydregion
>>2527046[You can certainly try. I can't rule anything out as impossible, but it would be something of an uphill effort.]>>2526106>>252673[Tough choices!]
>>2527586That’s one cross Mao.
>>2527586When are we going to learn how a kid named John cane to be known by “Herb”?
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http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Pokemon%20Island%20Adventure%20Questhttps://twitter.com/GobbleQMCharacter info pastebin in progress: http://pastebin.com/iB0tb7rzDice odds for best of 3: 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 the PTU system, 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 and also may leave you open to an interrupt, so beware of that timing. Speed is more important for closing ground, intercepting, and other things and doesn't necessarily mean going first.Pokemon and trainers are unique, and may have certain specializations, skills, or other things that the video-game mechanics might not allow. Some examples: That kung fu Bellsprout in the anime, that crystal Onix, or a Roggenrolla that can fly. Herb's perception skills, pokemon knowledge, context clues in general, and other things will hopefully come into play to avoid completely unfair, unforeseeable bullshit, but expect more bullshit from more advanced trainers.Call me out on a mistake and receive a suggestive picture, mostly likely a butt.Pokemon:Gobble (Munchlax)Mace (Roggenrola)Belladonna (Roserade)Dice (Croconaw)Sorbet (Vulpix)Location: Laki's parent's place, Kai's room.
“Hey.” You look down at the Cubone in the room. “I know you’re worried now, but once you get some training under your belt, you’ll be able to defend yourself no problem!”Cubone looks up, intrigued at hearing that.“Even against Mandibuzz?” Gardevoir asks, startling you.“Are you asking, or Cubone?” You try to clarify.“Cubone, but she did not use those words.” Well, yeah. “Mandibuzz in her mind translates closer to “Sky Terror.””A slight pain shoots into your side. You must have moved wrong. “Oh. Well, I think it’s definitely possible. Lots of pokemon can develop strategies for dealing with types they’re not very effective with.”Cubone looks inspired by those words. She stands up. You can’t see it’s eyes through the modified motorcycle helmet it’s wearing, but she looks like she’s got some gears turning.“Cubone, what are you planning to do once you’re armed? Because if you want to come with us...” You aren’t quite inviting her to the team yet or anything, but you already have Gardevoir with the group, so at the very least you figure you’d let Cubone know you could talk about it.Cubone looks at your bandages for a moment, and feels the helmet it’s wearing. “Saving others from being targeted by a Sky Terror.”>Sounds great! I’ll train later tonight!>Maybe you can see about upgrading it’s weapon>Well, you’re welcome to train with us later but you need to concentrate on your own pokemon>Ask for your rod back. It trusts you by now, right?>Something else
>>2534005>Sounds great! I’ll train later tonight!
>>2534005>>Sounds great! I’ll train later tonight!>>Maybe you can see about upgrading it’s weapon
>>2534005Hey, I made the start!>Sounds great! I’ll train later tonight!We might be able to incorporate training with a partner pokemon if we wanted to try and pull double duty. Maybe Cubone would be comfortable with Sorbet?
>>2525319>scum is flirting with our sister and she's receptive. Greaaat.
Wait, didn't Hana or Laki capture the Mandibuzz? Are there several or was it just one being shit? Because if it was just the one the moments kinda passed.
Good Moves Cubone could learn:Our berry-powered move. (We have a tm for it so might as well add it.)Blizzard or ice beam. (Cubone’s Special attack isn’t much lower than its physical.) (Sorbet can tutor blizzard or learn ice beam.)Smack-Down (makes it vulnerable to ground moves.) (Mace can learn it while we’re at it.)Thunder Punch (I want to teach it to Gobble too anyways.)>>2534042Hana caught it. I say we teach it how to catch fish so that that knowledge can spread and reduce predation on Pokémon.Hey, it’s super fucked up how Pokémon have thoughts and feelings on par with humans but also eat each other, right?
>>2534042Also, Cubone's probably being a bit general with her statement. She probably means she wants to save people/pokemon from being attacked/maimed/possibly killed by dangerous creatures.
“Sounds great! I’ll train you later tonight, if you’d like.”Cubone looks at your team, letting it’s gaze fall On Sorbet, who it saw fight. She nods enthusiastically, but then she seems to change her mind.“What’s the catch?” Gardevoir asks for her.“I don’t need anything in return. Umm, I guess I might ask for your help training the others, depending on what sort of training we’re doing. But that’d be voluntary. I just want us all to get a chance to improve and get exercise.”Sorbet hops to your side, as if to vouch for you. Cubone seems to be put more at ease.You finish dressing and head upstairs to where you think you remember where Kai is. Everyone else you see on the way is too preoccupied. “A Ghost priestess, coming to our home for dinner.” Laki’s dad, dressed very sharply, paces around the house cleaning every little thing as you make your way past.“Nobody here is dying, right?” Laki’s older brother asks, looking unkempt and uncaring.“You will if she sees you wearing that! Go put something respectful on!” Lake yells.Ah, there’s the door. You knock gently.“Hello?”“It’s me, Herb.”“Laki’s downstairs.” He answers back, with no discernable emotion in his voice.“I wanted to talk to you, actually.”He cracks the door open and eyes a few inches lower than yours appear. He’s listening.“Thanks for letting me recover in your room.”“Dad insisted. I don’t deserve any credit for something I have no control over. I assume you’ll need it for quite some time.”You give yourself a quick pat. “Well, I don’t feel great, but I don’t think I need any special treatment. I can sleep anywhere.”“Your wounds must not have been that bad after all.” He says. “That’s fortunate.”He’s not rude at all, but he does seem pretty cold and distant.>Yeah, well, anyway, thanks. See you later I guess>Did I do something to offend you?>I care about your sister a lot, you know that, right?>Ask to be let inside. Let’s really talk for awhile>Something else
>>2534100>>Did I do something to offend you?>Did I do something to offend you?
>>2534100>>Yeah, well, anyway, thanks. See you later I guess
>>2534100>Well, after I spent some energy in my deep trance magically healing myself, I did some astral projecting and I noticed your aura.>It looked like you’re missing someone and maybe feeling replaced? I thought you might want to talk about it.
>>2534100>>Did I do something to offend you?>I care about your sister a lot, you know that, right?Holy crap the pussyfooting around catching cubone is making me mad, why the hell is it such a big deal? Can we just catch her already
I just want to be honest with him, even though honesty sounds ridiculous because our life has become ridiculous.
>>2534130I kind of hope Cubone does a Pidgeot and has us raise her into a Pokémon capable of taking care of her herd/flock, and then we release her so she can pursue her true calling.
>>2534140And I want to catch her, this is my totodile.
>>2534100Whoops, missed a vote.>>Ask to be let inside.We can probably twist him arm a little by suggesting that since we're with his sister, we may as well get to know him better. It's kinda abusing his feeling that he doesn't have control over things, but we might need to if we want to get him to be honest in the first place.
“I did put some effort into healing.” You say. “I’ve been practicing some aura stuff and-”His door starts to close.“Wait, wait. Did I do something to offend you?” You ask.“No.” He looks down. Is he embarrassed? “I don’t have any reason to have a grievance with you. I’m sorry if I’ve given you that impression.”“But you do have a problem with me, right? Look, do you want to talk about it? I don’t want to push you or anything. It’s just that, I really care about your sister and-”“Are you f-fucking her?” His eyes dart from the ground to your own eyes, like it’s taking a lot of effort.You definitely misheard that. Right? “Sorry?’“Are you?” He steels his voice this time, stopping it from betraying him with any more cracks.>That’s none of your business>We’ve made love...>Yes. Yes I am>Why do you want to know?>I should go>Something else
>>2534199What the fuck is wrong with you?>>2534197Oh my.
>>2534199>We’ve been intimate.
spoilers part 2
>>2534199>Something elseI care deeply for your sister.
>>2534199>>Why do you want to know?
>>2534199>Something elseIt's.sometimes the other way around honestly. Laki's pretty.... forward about things.
It's none of his business and it's incredibly fucked up to ask.
Damn. If I were quicker-witted I would have said:>I’m not giving you any nieces or nephews anytime soon.
>>2534408But we might be. I mean it is Laki's kink
“What are you eve-” You hesitate for a second. The question just seemed to come out of nowhere. Are you F-ing her? Why would he ask that? “We’ve been intimate.” You decide to leave it at that. “Why do you want to know?” Your heart is exploding out of your chest.“Laki always avoided guys who tried to do stuff with her.” He says. “You came along and now she’s just... banging you! Like some loose Huka girl! She was never like this before!” Tears stream onto his face. “We had a special relationship. I was her little guy. She told me she didn’t need guys like that in her life.”“You’re jealous that Laki and I are physically close?”“Not like that! She’s my sister! That’s just some mainlander stereotype about us just because we don’t have that many people.” He tries not to shout. “You changed my sister! She’d never be like that before she left for her journey. She said she’d be back as soon as she could be but instead she’s just going to leave again with you. You ruined the one good thing I had!”He holds his chest. He seems as surprised by his outburst and words as you.“I really care about your sister.” You say. There’s a lot about what he’s saying that’s bothering you, but one thing that stands out a little more than the others is the idea that Laki would never do something intimate on her own. She’s the one that initiates most of the time. She’s usually pretty keen about initiating and being on top. She says she likes to squeeze out every dr-You shake your head. Now’s not the time to think about that.“You care about her? You’re the one who changed her!”>She’s the same person she always was>People grow and change. She still cares about you>You didn’t do anything>Maybe you don’t know her as well as you think>Something else
>>2534452He better be really young.>She’s the same person she always was>You really need to have a talk with her and I'm going to tell her that.
>>2534452>Something elseYou're sister is the same person she always was, but she's growing. Your sister was lonely when I met her because most people couldn't see her good qualities like you do, but I was lucky. She opened up to me, and is helping me grow as a person too! I would never take her away from you! But Laki doesn't belong to you, she doesn't belong to anyone!
>>2534452>Something else"She's too stubborn for me to change her, and I mean that in a good way. She knows what she wants to do and sticks to it.""If she changed, it's because *she* wanted to. Change only sticks to someone if they're the one doing the changing."
>>2534452>She’s the same person she always was>Something elseThis is just a side of herself she didn't let out before. I have a brother and sister, and I know I acted differently with them than I do now with Laki. Being close brings out your truest self.
>>2534482>He better be really young.[He's about 1-3 years younger than Herb, from what he can see.]
>>2534452>People change when they change themselves. She’s been doing some growing lately.>The way she needs you might change but she still loves you the same.>I would never try to take her away from you. That would just hurt her.
>>2534522So he's huge for his age?
>>2534522We don’t even know how old Herb is though. I’ve always guessed 16-18.That could make Kai 13-17!>>2534529Are you getting Laki’s two brothers mixed up?
>>2534538No I think Kai is super young and 'looks' Herb's age. But Herb is tiny.
>>2534452>>2534525seconded, as my vote
"She's too stubborn for me to change her, and I mean that in a good way. She knows what she wants to do and sticks to it."“That’s not the part I think changed.” He mutters.“Maybe she changed. Maybe she didn’t. If she did change, it’s because she wanted to. But I think there’s a difference between changing and growing. And I think she just grew, but she’s still who she always was.” He opens his mouth to say something, but you keep going. You want to get this out while you still feel the heat of the moment. “I don’t know. I do know your sister was lonely when I met her because most people couldn't see her good qualities like you do, but I was lucky. She opened up to me, and is helping me grow as a person too! I would never take her away from you, that would just hurt her. But Laki doesn't belong to you, she doesn't belong to anyone! The way she needs you might change but she still loves you all the same.”“Ahem.” A voice says from behind. You turn to see Laki standing there and hear the door Kai was behind slam shut instantly. As if to answer the question before you even think of it, she explains. "I know how to sneak around this house. Plus dad's a carpenter, so he doesn't tolerate squeaky floorboards. Makes it easy."“Hey. Umm, did you hear that?”“Yeah” She says, keeping her voice down so it doesn’t penetrate the door. “What happened?”You fill her in on the brief conversation. She seems shocked that Kai felt that way. She also seems a bit unnerved about your sex life being questioned like that. “I should talk to him.” She sighs. She puts a handle on the door, but then stops. “I don’t...treat you like a little brother or something, do I?”>A little, but you like it>She’s just gentle with the people she cares about>Sometimes, and it can feel a little weird>Not in the areas it would be creepy in>Nah>Something else
>>2534794>>She’s just gentle with the people she cares about
>>2534794>She’s just gentle with the people she cares about
>>2534794>She’s just gentle with the people she cares about>Wait, why?
>>2534794>>2534817>Wait.. how do you treat your little brother?
>>2534794>>She’s just gentle with the people she cares aboutalso>Nah
>>2534794>>She’s just gentle with the people she cares aboutShe also messes around with the people she cares about, but we like that too.
“You’re just gentle with the people you care about.” You tell her.She raises an eyebrow. The stress on her face floats away. “You think I’m gentle?” She’s giving you those big cute eyes she only lets out when you’re alone.“Well, yeah. You’re a really caring, gentle person.”She gives a very light, testing poke into your side. You flinch a tiny bit. “I guess you’re more used to being roughed up than I thought.” She leans in close and whispers. “I’ll be less gentle after you recover.”Your hips feel fear but the rest of you reacts positively to those warm words hitting your ear.She leaves into the next room, and, having nothing better to do, you head downstairs.Laki’s dad is still pacing up and down the house, cleaning every little thing. Keira is going to be here any second. Oddly enough, it’s Dice that looks the most disturbed by his stressed demeanor. Something about the way he paces. It’s not a big thing, but it definitely bothers him.You can smell some slight burning from the kitchen, but Laki’s mom yells out that she’s handling it. You see her whizz by the open doorway to the kitchen with a wine-glass in hand.“Where’s Hana?” You ask nobody in particular.“Getting changed upstairs.” Laki’s older brother says. “She doesn’t need help, she says.”Why did that even come up, you wonder.You glance outside and catch the slightest glimpse of red hair by Onix.What are you going to do before Keira arrives? You get the impression dinner will be a bit of a production.>Chat with Lake>Help in the kitchen>Comfort Dice>Tell Laki’s older to stay away from Hana. Seriously.>Go chat with Abigail>Go out for a quick walk. Maybe you’ll meet Keira before she arrives>Something else
>>2535111>Go chat with AbigailAnd>bring dice with youTo get him away from Lake.>Assure Abu she wasn’t hearing things while you were out cold and you were astral projecting to her.
>>2535111>>2535125I'll back this. Now that I'm thinking about it, has Dice really been around stressed people for a prolonged period of time? I'm guessing the vibes mess with his zen.
>>2535111>Comfort DiceThen if there's time>Chat with Abi
>>2535144Dice is usually calm in tense situations. Not exactly focused, maybe not even really aware of the situation, but calm.
>>2535111>>Comfort DiceWe gotta be there for our buddy, especially if he is getting uncomfortable.Also, fuck Lake.
>>2535111>Go chat with Abigail>Comfort Dice
What was Laki’s older brother’s name again?
>>2535194Waste of Life
>>2535194[I've gone this far without naming him. I keep meaning to but keep not having one available for him. I dread naming characters.Suggestions more than welcome. I've taken a habit of looking up words in various island languages and using them for names]
>>2535237KintsugiJapanese (Japan is technically an Island I think) for the art of fixing broken pottery. Good for showing how he’s messed up but will still fit if he shapes up later. Plus, using a word from an island culture that isn’t like Polynesian or something suits him as the black sheep of the family.
>>2535237Hona?Doesn't mean anything as far as I know, but it vaguely fits.
>>2535111This, tell her her aura is big and shiny>>2535125
>>2535237Maybe he’s named after his mother (as Laki is her father), or she gave him a mainlander name to better integrate with them but it isolated him from his peers.
>>2535111>Save gator. Probably something with Lake's behavior reminds him of his previous trainer.
>>2535237Lagi it means "Heaven" and is Polynesian and matches the naming pattern for Laki.
Maybe, since Kai is the letters of Laki minus an L, his name should be Laki plus a letter. That way you can only have five children before you run out of names. Any children after that would be nameless outcasts in olden times.
You learn down and scoop up Dice. You can’t be sure, but you swear he almost flinched when you reached out to him. He’s very accepting of being held, though. He licks your face, then gently nibbles your chin.“Hey. Glad to see you too.” You ignore the sharp pain in your side you got from lifting him. It’s one of those annoying things you keep forgetting about until you set it off.“Dear, would you sit down, please?” Laki’s mom says from the kitchen. “Laki’s already told you this priestess is a nice girl. She doesn’t like formalities. Right, Herb?”Huh? “Oh, um, yeah. Keira’s very easy going. She doesn’t really like pomp or formalities.”“See, Dear?”He sits down, but bites his nails.You take Dice to the backyard. He’s looking less stressed by the moment, being away from Lake. You’re not really sure what happened there. Dice has been around fighting and shouting and all sorts of things without caring.“Hey, Goldentop! I was just thinking about you.” She coughs. “Don’t take that the wrong way, though.”“Wrong way?”She gives a self-satisfied smirk. “Don’t play coy. You waaaant me.” She laughs, but then she stops. “Wait. What are you doing out of bed?”“I’m feeling better. I’ve healed a l-”“I dressed those wounds. Don’t play tough. Those were way too deep to heal that quickly.” She pushes on you to get you moving towards the bed. You can’t help but feel a little manly when she leans both hands against you, pushes with all her might, and doesn’t move you an inch. “Bed. Now.”You hold Dice up so she doesn’t accidentally push him. He’s so floppy in your hands that he doesn’t balance himself and almost just rolls out.>Mention you zoomed by in the astral plane>Talk about her aura potential>Bring up what she heard from Laki so you can clear up any misunderstandings>Ask about her medical skills>Seriously. She’s been the best. You owe her big time>Show her your wounds>Ask her thoughts on something (Specify)>Something else
>>2535450>Seriously. She’s been the best. You owe her big time>Show her your wounds
>>2535450>Seriously. She’s been the best. You owe her big time>Show her your wounds>used Aura to accelerate the healing.
>>2535450>>Seriously. She’s been the best. You owe her big time>>Show her your wounds
>>2535450>Something elseMention using our aura to speed up our healing. Yes, we also know not to be pushing it much in general, too.>Mention you zoomed by in the astral plane>Seriously. She’s been the best. You owe her big time>Talk about her aura potentialMaybe tell her to chat with Keira more about it? She'd make a better teacher on auras than we would.
>>2535450>>Seriously. She’s been the best. You owe her big time
>>2535450>Show her your woundsAnd>Mention you zoomed by in the astral plane>Talk about her aura potential(I feel like those two go hand in hand)And>Ask to try draining her aura into healing your wounds.Combo move!
i feel like talking about swinging is less of a priority, but if we do, I’d suggest the wording of:>Ha, you’re cute and all, but even if you did manage to seduce Laki, I don’t know yet if I’m comfortable with swinging. And I’m more than satisfied already anyways.
>>2535450>>Seriously. She’s been the best. You owe her big time>Talk about her aura potential>Show her your woundsall of the things
“Hey. Hold on. I want to tell you something.”She stops shoving for a moment.You start with an important one you really want to get out. “You’ve been really awesome lately. I owe you so much. Seriously, you’re the best.”She goes back to attempting shoving, but much harder. “Flattery doesn’t get you out of your bed, or me into your bed. Now go.”“But I’m fine!” You say, opening up your shirt.“Please, I’ve seen y-woah.” She stops after you lift a bandage. Dice almost slips from your grasp so you lower him down a bit. “That’s...wow.” She pokes around.“I worked on it with my aura ability.” You say, feeling self conscious holding your shirt open. She’s seen you shirtless a million times, but it still feels weird being inspected like this.“That’s...Herb, this is a big deal. I saw these when they were fresh. You healed so quick.”“It probably helps that I had a great nurse.” You offer. “Really. Thanks.”She rolls her eyes but still smiles. “It’s cool. Just keep cooking me meals and we’ll call it even. And even if flattery doesn’t get me into bed I don’t mind it.”You love cooking meals. It’s not a chore. But there are other topics to tackle right now. “Hey, so, about your aura.” You dive into explaining your astral projection journey and her big energy pool of aura. She seems pretty receptive, given the results you just showed her. She’s even more surprised at your assessment of her aura.“I have the biggest aura you’ve ever seen?” She sounds skeptical. “Me? Not like, Keira or someone spiritual?”“Yup!” you have no explanation as to why or how that really works.“Huh.” She says. “So where are my magic powers, then?”You explain that it’s more about training and learning to use it rather than just sheer force. You aren’t sure how much of what you’re explaining is reliable fact and what’s just your own biases or possibly wrong opinions on some matters. “I think Keira would know more about it.” You offer. Then you look to the house, wondering if maybe she’s arrived.Dice climbs over your body and rests on your shoulder. It’s actually really awkward for you but it’s hard to move him. He looks like he instantly fell asleep.“Me, an aura wizard.” She says, amazed. Is there such a thing as an aura wizard? “Come on. You’re pranking me, right? Is this some weird attempt to make me forget that you’re totally falling for my mature feminine charms?” She brings the topic back there again.>Ask her to just forget that, please>It was just a hypothetical conversation that everyone’s taking way out of context>Joke. She couldn’t handle you>Is she just bringing it up again for a quick ego boost?>Ask to borrow some of her energy. You’ll prove it>Something else
>>2535668>Is she just bringing it up again for a quick ego boost?>but no I am not joking, my guess is you just suck at using it. Like how I had to get used to my Frying pan after my old one died.
>>2535668Joke. She couldn’t handle you>aura lessions
>>2535668>>Ask to borrow some of her energy. You’ll prove it>Joke. She couldn’t handle you
>>2535668>>Joke. She couldn’t handle youThis is what real friendship sounds like
>>2535668>Joke.>Why, are you becoming a degenerate?>It was a hypothetical anyways. Laki isn’t interested in her.>Ask to borrow some of her energy. You’ll prove it
>>2535668>Ask to borrow some of her energy. You’ll prove it>Joke. She couldn’t handle you
[Give me some rolls please! It's not for what you think, though.]
>>2535780wish I could rollalso gobble you should know by now the more you tell people to relax the more they will PANIC.
Rolled 86 (1d100)>>2535780
Rolled 92 (1d100)>>2535780
>>2535805[I really should]
Rolled 56 (1d100)>>2535780
>>2535835My first thought was redheaded stepwaifu roll. But realistically it should be aura stuff. But its not what I think it is so have no idea.
>>2535780Things we might be rolling for:Not offending Abi with what sounds like a proposition.Not looking like we’re getting seduced by Abi to Laki.Not getting overwhelmed by her power.Not letting Abi see the giant gecko footprints in our soul.Maybe it’s a fake out and it really is for healing?Not letting Abi see our memories of porking.Not having Abi accidentally unlock OUR potential?Not scaring Cubone or Mandibuzz?
>>2535882Are we rolling to avoid body swaps?Or to keep from spilling condoms out of our pockets?
“I’ll prove it, if you want.”“How?” She does the same gesture of putting her hands on her hips that Laki does, except there’s a lot less hip to use.“Well, I’d like to try borrowing some of that energy.” You say. “Sort of how Bella does.”She folds her arms. “You want to vampire me?”“I guess if you put it that way, I can understand why you wouldn’t wan-”“That sounds so cool! I’m in!” She shoots up. “Let’s do it. Well, not ‘it’, despite your deepest desires, but the vampire thing.” She smirks. “I’m never letting you live that down, by the way.”“Joke all you want. You wouldn’t be able to handle me.” You wink and walk away. “Come on. We’ll probably have to wait until after dinner.”“I could too handle y-” She stops. “Okay, but that’s not fair. You couldn’t handle me either!” She chases. “Don’t get such a big head. You might have a harem but it’s not like you’re just some super irresistible dude that girls are just throwing themselves at!”You open the door to the house and look back to Abigail to give your response, but suddenly a blur comes at you at alarming speed. Your first instinct is to flinch and your second is to strike at it, which is weird because that’s not your usual first or second instinct. But you control it and instead catch it in your arms, spinning it around and coming to a rest in a princess carry.“HERB!” Keira hugs you, clinging tightly. And for the moment, your wounds barely hurt.Dice scrambles up your back to get to Keira as quickly as he can. You think going around would have been faster but the way he rolls off you, off of her, onto the ground and then around her leg is too adorable for you to care.>Hug her forever>Great timing! We need your help with aura stuff>Smugly ask Abigail what she was saying>Ask about the pan and goggles>Give Keira a quick overview of the family just in case it helps somehow>Something else
>>2535941>>Hug her foreverHUG THE GIRL YOU FOOL
>>2535941>>Hug her forever
>>2535941>Hug her forever
>>2535941>>Hug her foreverAnd just wink at Abi, Haha.
[I'm afraid we'll have to call it there. I wanted to start earlier today and things got a little away from me. The other bad news is that tomorrow looks iffy because someone is coming over. But there's still a decent chance of running tomorrow depending on luck.We are wide open Monday too, and possibly other days this week. We should have more sessions than usual.]
>>2535992Thanks for running, Gobble! You're the best!
>>2535992Thanks for running Gobble! Glad kiera is back. It strikes me that she's probably closer to being Herb's best friend than either Laki or Hana.
Aww, I came in too late. Still Night Gobble>>Hug her forever
>>2535992Goodnight, thanks for running!Also, I’m glad we didn’t roll bad and punch Keira!>>2536052I definitely see her as his best friend.
You know how Meditite trains it’s aura by eating like on berry a week or something like that? What if the reason Abi has such a big aura supply is because she didn’t have much to eat growing up so her body adapted another form of storing life energy...
Looks like I crashed before we wrapped up, but at least we ended with best girl back in town!>>2535992Thanks for the run, Gobble!>>2536052I had thought Val filled the BFF role more, given our dares and long, gossipy phone calls. We just don't *see* her all that much now, which makes me sad.Should we start up with the dare game again? If we really wanted to get racy, we could dare Val to hit on Hana next time they talked...>>2535941>Hug her forever>Great timing! We need your help with aura stuffWe don't need her help *now* now, but with all the reading she's been doing she's definitely a better guide than we are. Maybe that's her role in general now - to be a guide for us and others, to see the things we can't and act appropriately.
>>2536458>Literally holding a fertility priestess Anon, Keira needs to hit on Hana.
>>2536525*Everyone* needs to-Wait, no. Not everyone. Just thought about our sister and Max. Don't want them hitting on Hana. Alright, I'll dial back.Keira, Val, Abigail, and Jane need to hit on Hana. If her heart hasn't exploded from all her lewd fantasies, they didn't hit on her hard enough.
[Luck is not with us for running, I'm afraid. But I am doing a temporary job today so yay money.We're still on for Monday, and then maybe on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, depending on quite a few factors I don't know about yet.]
[We're back at it in 30-ish!]
>>2541916WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Hope you've been having a good night so far Gobble!
>>2541916Looks like I’m gonna miss some stuff while I build a fence with my dad.Good luck guys!
http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Pokemon%20Island%20Adventure%20Questhttps://twitter.com/GobbleQMCharacter info pastebin in progress: http://pastebin.com/iB0tb7rzDice odds for best of 3: 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 the PTU system, 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 and also may leave you open to an interrupt, so beware of that timing. Speed is more important for closing ground, intercepting, and other things and doesn't necessarily mean going first.Pokemon and trainers are unique, and may have certain specializations, skills, or other things that the video-game mechanics might not allow. Some examples: That kung fu Bellsprout in the anime, that crystal Onix, or a Roggenrolla that can fly. Herb's perception skills, pokemon knowledge, context clues in general, and other things will hopefully come into play to avoid completely unfair, unforeseeable bullshit, but expect more bullshit from more advanced trainers.Call me out on a mistake and receive a suggestive picture, mostly likely a butt.Pokemon:Gobble (Munchlax)Mace (Roggenrola)Belladonna (Roserade)Dice (Croconaw)Sorbet (Vulpix)Location: Laki's parent's place. Backyard.
[Before we jump in, I've been thinking about adding some stuff to the OP just for a quicker intro/making it more friendly for newbies at a glance. I figure using that NPC creator to add in party members/notable peers and their teams would be a nice fit. Does that sound like a good idea or would it be too cluttered? Is there anything else that should be added in?]>>2541933[Thanks! I'm actually coming down with something so please excuse me if I make more mistakes than usual. But I am having a good day so far! Feeling on the upswing.]>>2541950[Sorry not to have you for the thread, but I hope you enjoy time with your dad! Cherish it if you can!]
>>2542042Wish I could help, Gobble, but I'm a "start from the beginning and plow your way through" kind of guy. I get weirded out when I jump into a quest I haven't read from the beginning.Maybe if you're piggybacking off an existing thread then you can just do a short recap of where we are and what's going on rather than the usual intro post? A sorta "Last time on DBZ" thing to section it off nicely.
You hug her back. You hug her back so hard that you begin to worry about hurting her. To keep a better hold of you, she uses her incredible agility and flexibility to move from the princess carry to wrapping her legs around you.You feel the weight of Dice climbing you but don’t feel a bite.Keira’s skinny arms and legs feel like a warm blanket of comfort. It feels like it’s been so long. “I missed you.”She doesn’t say anything that you can hear. She just holds you even tighter in response and buries her face into your neck.And the two of you just hold each other, not wanting to break it. It’s like you just can’t risk not seeing each other for that long again. Of course, in your mind you know it wasn’t really that long, and you know you and Keira haven’t been friends for a very long time either. But that doesn’t seem to matter. You and her became good friends so quickly that things like time feel like superfluous details.“So uh, somebody missed me too, right?” Abigail says, a semi-sarcastic note in her tone. “Seriously though, Keira, Herb, Dice. You’re causing a little bit of a scene.”Dice, who was biting onto Keira’s leg and just hanging by it, let’s himself drop.You force yourself to glance into the cold world outside this hug, and spot Laki’s parents watching in complete shock from the window. A neighbor in the house next door is able to see inside the yard too and looks equally surprised at the scene.Oh right. There’s a thing about touching clergy. And dinner is probably ready. You won’t get a chance to talk much until later tonight, you’re sure.>Eh. Pull in Abigail for more hug>Ask for Keira’s help with the aura borrowing later>Quickly tell Keira something about Laki’s family (Specify)>Break it off. Let’s go enjoy dinner>Dice left a tiny cut on Keira’s leg. Quickly heal it>Something else
>>2542117>>Eh. Pull in Abigail for more hug
>>2542117>Eh. Pull in Abigail for more hugFuck the haters, everybody's getting a hug! Then...>Break it off and go get dinner. Give Keira a quick rundown on Loki's family.Stay away from the older brother. He has a way of buttering our biscuits wrong.
>>2542117>Eh. Pull in Abigail for more hugNice, I catched up just in time. I'm so glad Keira's back, I love her.
>>2542092>>2542042Maybe some quick info about Herb's personality and skills? Like one of those collectable card with stats or something.
>>2542117>>Eh. Pull in Abigail for more hugGet Keira in on it too."Keira, it sounds like Abi hates hugs. We need to help her get rid of that hate - it's very serious."
>>2542185Hugs is Justice!
You don’t care. You reach an arm out and pull in Abigail. "Keira, it sounds like Abi hates hugs. We need to help her get rid of that hate. It's very serious."Kiera giggles and helps as soon as she sees what you’re doing. Keira’s a fairly small girl, but compared to Abigail, even she’s got a size and strength advantage. Abigail looks like she wants to say something snarky or sarcastic, but she just sort of accepts it and hugs back. “Might as well cause a scene together, right?”“I missed you too, Abigail.” Keira tells her. You almost forgot how much of their brief time together they spent with each other. They got along great.“Oh. Flowery.” Abigail comments as she gets a sniff of Keira’s hair. “I- GHJH!” Abigail arches her back. Dice is biting her now. He always does his best to be gentle, but sometimes he gets overly excited. Abigail doesn’t want to remove him though, and he seems to understand he’s being too rough after a moment and adjusts before you can say anything.“Stay away from the older brother. He has a way of buttering our biscuits wrong.”“There’s somebody out there that tests even your patience?” Keira giggles again.“Well now she has to meet him.” Abigail says on Keira’s behalf while she finally breaks the hug. Your little group eventually starts heading back inside, where the table is being set.Laki’s mom, dad, and two brothers look very well dressed, without trying to look like they did it on purpose. Well, Laki’s older brother is wearing his outfit a bit sloppy. It looks like traditional Loanan outfits, so you can’t be entirely sure. It could just be that he’s wearing it right and his is supposed to look that way. Your opinion of him might affect your view of his fashion.“It’s an honor to have you in our humble home.” Laki’s dad, Lake, bows to her. “You’ll have to forgive Herb. He’s a fine young lad but still has a lot to learn about some of our ways, like touching.” You don’t sense hostility, but there is a warning in his words directed towards you. You guess that’s his way of trying to look out for you.“And Laki!” He almost shouts. “Where’s your traditional dress?”“I haven’t worn it since the games.” Laki says. “It probably doesn’t fit anymore.”Lake looks unhappy at that excuse, but doesn’t comment. His eyes do fall towards what Hana and Abigail are wearing with a thinly hidden judgement. He seems to be letting you slide since you were hurt and you’re from the mainland.Keira offers a prayer before the meal, and then it’s time to dig in!>Gobble helped with some items, right? Can he sit up at the table?>Tune out of the conversation, play footsie with your girls>Try to let Laki’s family know Keira doesn’t like the formal stuff, even though she’s too polite to say it herself>Just try to eat as much as you can. Build your strength>Something else
>>2542351>>Try to let Laki’s family know Keira doesn’t like the formal stuff, even though she’s too polite to say it herself
>>2542351>>Try to let Laki’s family know Keira doesn’t like the formal stuff, even though she’s too polite to say it herself>Gobble helped with some items, right? Can he sit up at the table?And then Gobble evolved right at the dinner table.
>>2542351>Try to let Laki’s family know Keira doesn’t like the formal stuff, even though she’s too polite to say it herself>Gobble helped with some items, right? Can he sit up at the table?
>>2542351>Try to let Laki’s family know Keira doesn’t like the formal stuff, even though she’s too polite to say it herselfI'd say we shouldn't suggest letting Gobble sit up with us, we've been barbarian enough for tonight. Lake cares about formality and customs, even if Keira doesn't really mind those little things.
>>2542351>>Try to let Laki’s family know Keira doesn’t like the formal stuff, even though she’s too polite to say it herselfGobble, I'm so damned tempted by that footsie option. We'd have most of the girls in on it in no time, right up until Lake noticed and flipped out. I ALMOST consider it worth it to see the reaction.
You’re tempted to ask about having Gobble eat at the table, but decide not to push it. Gobble doesn’t seem displeased with eating with the other pokemon. He’s probably the pokemon most trusted and liked by the other pokemon, now that you think about it. Even Sorbet has warmed up to him a bit. Although, now that you watch, he’s looking less interested in her and paying a lot of attention to Cubone.“Isn’t that right, Herb?” Laki’s mother brings you into the conversation. Uh oh! What were they talking about?“I was raised mostly on the mainland too.” Hana reminds them. “Yeah, there’s definitely more handshaking and less bowing there. It’s sort of reverse from here. People there touch strangers more with stuff like handshakes and those sort of half-hugs, but they friends touch a lot less than they do here.”“Interesting.” Lake says. “I’m always fascinated by the history of these things. Did you know that there was a war started by an improper greeting once? It- oh. Where are my manners. Priestess Keira, I’m so sorry.” He stands up and bows. “When you first entered, I forgot to offer you the formal greeting and offer you salt.”Salt?“It’s alright.” Keira says, looking uncomfortable at her reflection in the powerful man’s shiny bald head as he bows.“You’re too kind. It was an oversight. I humbly request your forgiveness.”“Umm,” you let it out before you decide if you’re going to chime in or not. But that alone was enough to get everyone’s attention. “Keira really doesn’t care for the formalities.”“I couldn’t be rude as to move on without her blessings.” He insists as he hands her the salt.“I’d be happy too, but only if you’d like it for your home.” She smiles, looking relieved you brought it up. “Herb’s right. You really don’t have to put on airs for me. Your souls shine so bright that it doesn’t matter what you wear. I’d be more comfortable if you’re more comfortable.”Lake looks torn between what he knows about decorum and what Keira is telling him. “Well, that’s certainly a...progressive attitude.” He bows and sits down. “My apologies f-” He catches himself. Not knowing what else to do, he tries to move onto something else and passes a bowl. “More beans?”“No thanks. If I have any more I’ll loose my wind at the table.” Keira says bluntly.Laki’s older brother fails to suppress his snort. Laki’s mom tries to say something but she gets cut off by Laki and Abigail snorting in response. That of course starts a ripple effect as people react to their reactions.The dinner goes a lot more casually after that, although you can tell it’s sometimes a struggle for Lake.(continued)
>>2542509After dinner, you find yourself with very little attention compared to last time. Everyone seems crowded around Keira or otherwise occupied. Laki’s doing the dishes with Kai. Lake ends up having to excuse himself a little early to go into his shop to work on what you assume would be Cubone’s new weapon and helmet repair, since Cubone follows him in a weird, stealthy run. Hana looks worn out from all the socializing and sort of fades into a corner, but Laki’s older brother seems to be worming his way closer. Laki’s mom is showering Keira with questions and offering treats and snacks and wine in very persistent fashion. Nobody expects anything from you since you’re healing. It feels weird not to be needed.>Go hang with the pokemon>Go to the workshop, you bet you could help>Go hang with Hana/possibly Mandibuzz>Go help Laki and Kai with the dishes>Hang with Keira, even if it might be hard to get a word in>Something else
>>2542514>Go hang with the pokemon>Let Hana know to come find us if Lakis brother makes her uncomfortable.
>>2542514>Go hang with Hana/possibly MandibuzzLet's let Laki and Kai have some alone time. Also it's been awhile since we woke up and we haven't really had a moment alone with Hana. I'd like to rectify that,
>>2542514>>Go hang with Hana/possibly Mandibuzz
>>2542514>>Go to the workshop, you bet you could helpAt the very least we might be able to talk with Laki about Keira. He needs to unwind some more around her.>>2542523I'll back letting Hana know she can come find us anyway.
>>2542514>Go hang with Hana/possibly MandibuzzI’d like to get a better understanding of Pokémon that hunt Pokémon instead of going for berries/roots/fish/whatever.
>>2542514>Go hang with Hana/possibly Mandibuzz
“Hey, Hana.” You say as you move over to her.She glances up from the pokedex entry she’s pretending to be engrossed in as Laki’s older brother tries to approach and make conversation. “Herb! How are you feeling?”“Great! A little tired, but other than that I feel like a thousand bike vouchers.”Hana snorts. You once caught a documentary about some weird bike shortage somewhere that made them outrageously expensive to the point where vouchers for them were worth more than a chunk of gold. You figured Hana would have seen it too. “Are you sure? I can take you to your bed if you want. Or do you need fresh air? Water? Something else?”>”Just your company.” Sit and chat with her>Ask her to come outside so you can see Mandibuzz>Remind Laki’s older brother about your chat at the worksite. Hana is your girlfriend!>Sure, let’s go upstairs to bed>Something else
>>2542609>>”Just your company.” Sit and chat with her
>>2542609>>”Just your company.” Sit and chat with herDo the lewdest thing imaginable>Hold Hana's hand
>>2542609>”Just your company.” Sit and chat with her>Just chat about your day. Astral projecting, your plans to aura vampire (I bet she’s into that), how we found we’re normal-type. Ask her if she wants to explore her aura with you. Ask what she thinks about Pokémon that eat Pokémon, you’ve never really thought about it before.
>>2542609>>2542639>>”Just your company.” Sit and chat with herI'll second this
>>2542609>acquire cubone >put cubone in lap
>>2542639>>2542609I'll back this. She'd probably find a way to make aura vampirism kinky in her head.
>>2542609>Ask her her opinion of pinap berry on pizza.
[Apologies for not tweeting the thread. Here's the butt!]
>>2542609>>”Just your company.” Sit and chat with her>>2542653this also seems good.
>>2542743>one hour agoCookin’ up a big one I bet.
*lights the candles, sacrifices butts on the altar*gobble is killgobble is killgobble is kill
“Just your company.” You tell her as you quickly occupy the section of the couch right next to her.“Are you sure?” She asks. “I really don’t mind taking you upstairs and seeing to your needs.”What an unusual way to phrase that. Hana must be feeling a bit pressured from all that formality earlier. “That’s okay. I’d like to just talk, if you’re free.” You hold her metal hand. It’s closer. She appreciates it all the same.“Oh, okay.” Her smile changes. Not to one that masks disappointment, but a kind, more wholesome smile.“Cool. So what are we going to talk about?” The older brother grabs a dining chair and scoots in closer.Despite his presence, you talk to Hana about what you’ve been doing and thinking. She sits her Tirtouga on her lap as you chat away. She can get pretty animated and energetic when she’s just with close friends, but clams up a lot in bigger groups like this. She’s happy to listen as you tell her about your aura journey, plans to try some vampire-like stuff (although you really wish there were a better name for it) and other topics.“That’s my boyfriend.” Hana says, a little proud, but a little self-conscious and weird. “Never resting, even when he’s resting.” She snaps her fleshy fingers. “Hey! Umm, I used to have a pretty crazy goth phase, if you want some makeup for your vampire stuff.”“Oh, umm, not really, but-”“I’m teasing.” She gives that awkward eyebrow dance and shrug that she does when she thinks she’s being weird. “Well, not about the goth thing. I did that. But it sort of shifted to a emo-scene kid thing, but it became so much work and I was really bad at make-up so I just sort of gave up after a while.”Huh. You had no idea!“That sounds hot.” Laki’s older brother adds in.The conversation moves around a bit, but it finds it’s way onto the topic of pokemon hunting pokemon.Hana hesitates. “I don’t know. My understanding is that all pokemon can live on berries, as long as they’re prepared the right way.”“Pokemon can’t cook. But they can hunt.” The third wheel throws his opinion in.Hana gets a little more invigorated. “That’s the thing. Gobble can. And those Murkrow were trading and even started spreading berry seeds. I know it’s not really realistic because Gobble and that Murkrow are smarter than most pokemon, but maybe there’s a future where pokemon don’t need to hunt each other for food.” She sounds hopeful. That jumps out to you as even stranger. Hana usually views things pretty pessimistically, but in a way where she’s ready to be pleasantly surprised and enjoys being wrong.(continued)
>>2542857Laki’s brother becomes pretty animated himself. “It’s not always about food, even if they eat what they hunt. There’s territory and safety. If the other side is growing in numbers faster than yours, you’ll be at their mercy in a few generations. Your grandchildren’s future will be in danger. Pokemon are right to strike when they can, just in case. And even if every pokemon farmed, you’d just have battles over farmland and whatever other resources.”You honestly didn’t expect him to have much insight. Both of them are full of surprises today.“Yeah. I guess so...” Hana says.Things seem to be winding down in the room. Laki and Kai are done with dishes and it looks like she’s seeing him off to bed. Wahine and Keira were really loud before but they’ve slowed down a lot now, even with Abigail joining them. Everyone’s running out of steam.>You have your own thoughts on pokemon hunting pokemon (write-in)>Check in with Lake and Cubone>Do aura stuff with Keira and Abigail>Turn in early. You’ll handle aura stuff tomorrow>Go to the backyard with most of the pokemon>Go check in with someone else
>>2542869>Check in with Lake and Cubone
>>2542869>Check in with Lake and Cubone>Handle Aura stuff tomorrow morning
>>2542869>>Check in with Lake and Cubone
>>2542879The ancient ritual holds!>>2542869>Check in with Lake and CuboneAlso we should try to service our girls once we get healed up. So we should do our best to get healthy again because it sounds like Hana is getting frisky again, and based on when we gave Kai that speech, Laki wants to break our hips as well.
>>2542869>>Check in with Lake and Cubone>Do stuff with Keira and AbigailShoot, just catch up with them. Hear some specifics about what they've done.
>>2542869>Do aura stuff with Keira and Abigail
“I’m going to go see what Lake and Cubone are up to.” You say, pushing yourself up.“I’ll come!” Hana shoots up and glues to your side. “Unless this is some mand bonding thing?”“Umm, I wasn’t planning on it being that.” You say. “But you’re welcome either way.”“You’re saying I’m manly?” Hana imitates Abigail’s voice.“I heard that!” The redhead shouts from across the room. “And don’t be so hard on yourself. The only thing manly about you is your leg hair.”“My leg hair?” Hana asks, unoffended but confused.“I...shut up!” Abigail tries not to laugh at her own failed joke. “Come back later I’ll have a good one.”“Have another glass. I insist.” You hear Wahine’s voice as you and Hana leave Abigail and Keira with her. Oh. That explains the dent in her usually quick wit.You and Hana knock on the workshop door. You hear a machine turn off and see Lake’s face after a moment.“What brings you over here?’ Did something happen?”“Oh no. We just wanted to see what you were up to and if we could help.”He opens the door and let’s you in. “Safety gear is hanging on the wall. There’s lots there that my son has never touched. Take off any jewelry and tie up that shirt.””You and Hana put on your goggles and things, and she ties up her loose shirt so it’s tight, exposing a tiny bit of midriff. Cubone is in the corner, watching.“Actually, you two could help. I don’t have any bone and I’ve been working out this new club. I wanted to add in something to give it some extra kick. The helmet too.”“But we have all the pieces for the helmet!” You say, feeling a sudden anxiety. You put so much effort into protecting those pieces!“Most of them.” He says. “I can put it together like that, but I was thinking of bonding it to something.”“Umm, are these sorts of things legal for pokemon battles?” Hana asks. “Giving pokemon equipment like that?”“Oh yeah. At least it is here. It’s really open. It can make low-level battling a little unfair, but at any competitive level most things like that are usually just a gimmick at best. Pokemon out-do anything I can make here. Most items slow them down or get in their way. I figure’d it’d help Cubone to have some sort of enhancement since she’s pretty young and inexperienced, but we can’t decide what.”You look to Cubone. She confirms what he said with a nod. She’s not sure what to add.“Let’s start with the bone first.” He says. “I have a club handle made of wood.” he shows it off, it looks amazingly crafted. “And I planned on adding in a weighted metal piece, but nothing I have would last long, and it might be too heavy for her.”(Continued)
>>2542961“I have some spare parts.” Hana offers.Lake’s eyebrows raise at the prospect of using an advanced, lightweight alloy.(We’ll vote in a few minutes. I want to give you guys a chance to pitch some ideas. Basically, it’d give Cubone the option of hitting with a different type or having a different secondary effect with certain moves like Bone Club and Bonemerang.)
>>2542964Maybe lightweight carbon fiber type thing, attach it to her using fine wire she could fling it about with. Basically a club/fishing rod hybrid
Hmm, a kind of tomahawk appearance? Not quite as long as the normal bone club but evened out with a heavier top? Would give a decent amount of extra oomph on swings.
>>2542964I think a way to make the club super-conductive would be useful so that Cubone can do electric attacks if you can put a current through it. >>2542971What this anon said is cool. You could have the line be conductive wire and have cool fishing rod electric attacks.
>>2542964Whats Mand bonding? Is it a butt?
>>2542975I'm getting a mental image of a Hei inspired electricity wielding cubone now, I like where this is going
>>2542975Perhaps it would be able to conduct Ghost-energy (is that a thing?) along the same principles when it evolves. Or Fire. Electricity will start hurting it unless we can evolve it into a regular Marowak somehow.
[Some ideas include an electrified spare part, solid steel, a nice round stone, a piece of wood blessed and tagged by Keira, making nun-chucks, using that Nevermeltice, or other things!]Also a helmet vote will be coming up, so feel free to discuss any modifications you'd like to see there.]>>2542976[Oops! Male bonding]
The REALLY obvious thing is just to make it count as a regular old Thick Club.
Spiky helm so it gives a rough skin effect?
>>2542980If it acts as a conducter, combined with lightning rod it may be able to shoot electric attacks back
>>2542981For the helmet, maybe can put a large flash producing bulb in it to blind your enemies. The visor could be anti-glare to protect against blinding. Or maybe some sort of heater in the helmet so to ward off freezing.
>>2542987Big metal spike. Gives it the Lightning Rod ability, which combos into the new Lightning Bone move.
>>2542990She may have that already though
>>2542964Something bendy like the pole vaults he’s made before? So she can jump around?Something very long like Lucario’s Bone Rush? So she has reach?Something that can hold a berry? So she can have a berry on top of her thick club?Something with moss growing on it? For grass damage?
>>2542992Yeah, just remembered that. Which would also make the thing about electric attacks hurting her after evolution null and void.
>>2542981>Hex bootyCareful gobble that's a powerful butt.
>>2542964Maybe it can be fluted or something? Like it makes a shreiking sound when used so it doubles as a defence/attack debuff against the enemy and then it serves as a warning signal for the pokemon cuebone wants to protect?
>>2542995S'why A-Marrowak is such a good mon
Hollow space at the top half filled with lead shot, like a deadblow hammer.
With Marowak, Snorlax and an NFE Roggenrola, we really need something that can set up Trick Room.
>>2543016How about a Mr. Mime?
>>2543010I was thinking of something like that but I couldn’t figure out how to describe it, I like it.You know, The Thick Club doubles the attack stat of Cubone (to base 100) or Marowak (to base 160). To compare, Regigigas and Slaking both have bade 160 attack, and base form Rayquaza only has 150.>>2543021Only if we start with an egg that hatched into the baby form. And even then, we’d need space in the party.
>>2543021Oh well I suppose Never.
“What do you think, Herb? You’re the one that lost a few pounds of flesh saving the poor thing.”You assess Cubone. You’re almost positive her ability is Lightening Rod.>Use the Nevermeltice>Add a whip-like fiber that can absorb and store one electric attack at a time>Give it the heavy, weighted end. She’ll be a little slower and less accurate, but hit a -LOT- harder>Add something with some moss (Can hit with Grass typing)>Add a berry slot (counts as a Thick Club but she can also hold a berry)>Make it bendy and flexible like a pole (mobility, range.)>Flute it (can train/combine sound-based effects/attacks)>A spring loaded, once-per-battle, shotgun-like projectile launcher>Something else
>>2543043>>Add a whip-like fiber that can absorb and store one electric attack at a time
>>2543043>Add a whip-like fiber that can absorb and store one electric attack at a time>Make it bendy and flexible like a pole (mobility, range.)Electric fishing rod!
>>2543043>Flute it (can train/combine sound-based effects/attacks)>Sound basedDoes that include heal bell or hyper voice?
>>2543046[Those would take a buttload of training, but yes]
>>2543043>>Add a berry slot (counts as a Thick Club but she can also hold a berry)Voting for this>A spring loaded, once-per-battle, shotgun-like projectile launcherPFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT
>>2543026Thick Club doesn't double the BASE Attack, but the ACTUAL Attack, which is far better. A Marowak with 31 IVs, 252 EVs and a good Nature will have 145 Attack at level 50, which becomes 290 with a Thick Club. Regigigas and Slaking, under the same circumstances, have only 233 Attack. In fact, MEGA MEWTWO X, with its unsurpassed 190 Base Attack, only comes up to 266 actual Attack.
>>2543043This is a hard one! Any of these:>Add a berry slot (counts as a Thick Club but she can also hold a berry)>Make it bendy and flexible like a pole (mobility, range.)>Give it the heavy, weighted end. She’ll be a little slower and less accurate, but hit a -LOT- harder
>>2543063wait can we add two? if so then >>2543063>Add a berry slot (counts as a Thick Club but she can also hold a berry)
>>2543043>Add a berry slot (counts as a Thick Club but she can also hold a berry)
>>2543043>>Make it bendy and flexible like a pole (mobility, range.)
>>2543043>>Add a berry slot (counts as a Thick Club but she can also hold a berry)
>>2543043>Add a berry slot (counts as a Thick Club but she can also hold a berry)This is OP. I've already outlined why Thick Club alone makes Marowak a powerhouse, and with this the loss of the item slot that normally balances that out is overcome.
>>2543054I think that means that Mega Medicham has 334 attack under those circumstances, right?If so, yikes.
[Seems like there's two big leaders. Let's narrow it down just to be sure.Should it be the electric fiber, or the berry slot? This is a 5 minute vote that does not require an exact match.]>fiber>berry
>>2543083I’d rather go >berry. (Though a long staff would be cool too)We can always make a new thing if need be.
You wish you knew more about her needs. Although, in your experience, there’s no time where a berry isn’t nice to have.“Can we put a little slot in there for berries?”“Hrmm? A little hidden storage box, eh? As long as we keep it small and in the handle it shouldn’t affect the weight. I can balance it out a little.”He already jumps to work. You and Hana watch in amazement as the master craftsman artfully displays his trade. He’s like a man possessed, moving from section to section, tool to tool. You think he’s done several times over, but he keeps going back to do one last little adjustment, never feeling satisfied with his work.“There.” He finally stops, wiping sweat from his brow. “Cubone, how’s that handle?”Cubone gives it some test swings. She loves it! It’s really well balanced. She moves it like a natural.Then, after a moment, she comes over, lays the Super Rod at your feet, and backs away.“Thanks! But I think I still need to teach you how to fish.” You say, picking it up. “We’ll tackle that another time though.”She scratches under her modified motorcycle helmet. That thing seems nice, but she also looks like she’s having trouble seeing in the darker parts of this little shed.“Well, how about that helmet? I can do a sort of wiring thing to keep the pieces where they need to be and it’ll be flexible enough to handle your typical battle, but we can go more complicated if you want.” He smiles. “That was pretty fun.”>A spiked helmet that punishes those that strike her>A helmet that can produce a blinding flash>A helmet of just bone and wire, but blessed with love>A helmet with some temperature control>A helmet with special protective lenses>Can we use those particle masks?>Something else
>>2543140>A helmet with special protective lenses
>>2543140>>A helmet of just bone and wire, but blessed with love
>>2543140>something else>one with padding (works like the ability Rock Head, preventing recoil damage)Since Cubone/Marowak can have it, it seems appropriate. If we evolve her into a mainlander or Alolan Marowak, either has moves that cause recoil damage. Like double edge or flame charge.If not, I like>Blessed with loveToo.
>>2543150Excuse me, flare blitz, not flame charge.
>>2543140>>A helmet with special protective lenses
>>2543140>A helmet with special protective lenses>blessed with loveLove is never an exclusive!
You feel the goggles on your face. “Hmm. Maybe she could use protective lenses?”“Lenses, huh?” He thinks. “I’ve got an old busted welding helmet. I could use some of that screen. Nothing would be able to hurt her eyes. Not flashes, dust, anything like that.” He gets the work, muttering to himself and scribbling quick notes into anything within reach for his diagram and math work. “You know, this is really making me think back to when Laki was born. I wanted to make sure she didn’t have any trouble on her first day of school from the boys so I made her some weapons like this.” He sighs, looking nostalgic. That really doesn’t sound like a good idea, but you can see the love in his eyes and almost feel it radiate from his aura. “I think your mom would want you to be as protected as you can be too, Cubone. That’s how I’d feel.”Cubone’s face is hidden under the motorcycle helmet. If she reacted, you couldn’t see it. But she watches intently.“All this is making me want to train for battling.” Hana says to you. The machines Lake is using make it hard for anyone but you to hear. “I’ve been neglecting that a lot. I thought I’d find something else like Valerie’s contests or your aura stuff.” She looks a little embarrassed. “I’ve just had one thing on my mind these days and feel like I’m not really developing myself. I don’t know. I guess it’s too late to get into serious battling for the next league. I like it, but I’m not driven about it like Polu or Jane or Laki. I just don’t feel like I have a thing, you know?”>She has this feeling all the time. Maybe she should consider some serious meditation/introspection>She doesn’t need a ‘thing’. She can just be Hana. That’s more than good enough>She’s worrying too much, like always.>She has a thing, it’s just something you do privately/with Laki>She should get back into battling>She’s supportive, always there for everyone>She directed a whole play recently! Relax, Hana!>Something else
>>2543206>She doesn’t need a ‘thing’. She can just be Hana. That’s more than good enoughbut we support her no matter what she wants to get into
>>2543206>She directed a whole play recently! Relax, Hana!>Something elseShe should train her Mons even if she doesn't want to go to the League. It'll be good exercise for her Mons and they'll get closer and learn more about each other. Think about it like participating a martial art, you don't have to want to get into a fight to train your body and mind.
>>2543206>She directed a whole play recently! Relax, Hana!>She’s supportive, always there for everyone>She doesn’t need a ‘thing’. She can just be Hana. That’s more than good enough
>>2543206>>She directed a whole play recently! Relax, Hana!>She’s supportive, always there for everyone>>2543213Supporting the training as well.
>>2543206>>2543206>Well that’s what the journey is for, right? An attempt at finding out what your “thing” is.>I think you’d enjoy seeing how far you can get in this league season.>But I’d also like to try meditating on it with you. I’d like to take a deeper dive into your aura. Keira has a tea that helps wonders with it.My Captcha isn’t connecting I’m sorry this is late.
>>2543206>She doesn’t need a ‘thing’. She can just be Hana. That’s more than good enoughBut>She has this feeling all the time. Maybe she should consider some serious meditation/introspection
“You directed a whole play!” You tell her over the sound of crafting. “If you’re worried about finding a thing to specialize in, it’s because you’re so talented and hard working. But you don’t need to have one. You’re Hana.”“I’m Hana?”“Yeah! You’re supportive and always there for everyone. I’d have a way harder time doing what I do without you there. Everyone would. I don’t know what you’d want to do more of, but finding that out is why we have our journey, right?”“Yeah. I guess you’re right. I just feel like, and don’t take this the wrong way, I could be doing more than just always trying to sneak you away from some quick dickings.”You both freeze, waiting to see if Lake heard. He did not.“Well, even if you’re not looking to be a serious battler, I think just training again would be a good idea. Worst case scenario is that you and your pokemon get into better shape for no reason. And you might surprise yourself and make it pretty far. You’re more talented than you think.”“You know it’s addicting to always be able to get this kind of comfort and affirmation all the time.” Hana says, gently holding your arm. “I keep waiting for the horrible catch with you.”“All done.” Lake announces, producing the helmet. “There, try that on.”Cubone slowly approaches, snatches the helmet from his hands, and scurries to the corner.“How’s it fit?”Cubone keeps adjusting for a little, but eventually gets it on. She approaches a mirror.“Cubone?” You ask.She sniffs. The black lenses over her eyes hide them from view, but you can tell they’re tearing up. She slowly approaches Lake. He puts his gloves to the side and straightens his work apron in preparation to bow, but instead, he gets a hug on his leg.“Oh.” he seems embarrassed. “Well, it was no problem. Really. The youngsters here had the ideas, I was just their hands for the day.”She still hugs him anyway. Only after she’s done does she come over to you. But the emotion from the moment seems to be fading. She looks more wild and self-conscious again.>Hug her quickly before she thinks too much about it>Wait. Let her decide if she’ll come to you>Let’s go train! You can't wait!>Promise to train tomorrow, you need to see a girl about some aura>Something else
>>2543277>>Wait. Let her decide if she’ll come to you
>>2543277>>Hug her quickly before she thinks too much about it
>>2543277>Hug her quickly before she thinks too much about it>Promise to train tomorrow, you need to see a girl about some aura>You get used to that new equipment tonight and we’ll start teaching you a new move or two I have in mind in the morning when I’ve got more energy, okay?
>>2543277>>Wait. Let her decide if she’ll come to youAnd if she comes>Let’s go train! You can't wait!
>>2543277>Let’s go train! You can't wait!
>>2543277>Hug her quickly before she thinks too much about it
>>2543277Hana, the horrible catch is that you’re going to have to share Herb’s time. Not just with Laki, but with Herb’s Pokémon and every sad-eyed Rattatta, friendly stranger, or new route of self-improvement and social ritual he finds.
You hold off for a moment, but crouch down low just to be less threatening. She hesitates, so you reach out quickly and bring her in for a hug. She’s caught off guard and growls for a second out of reflex, but then she embraces it. Then she hugs back, hard.“Awww!” Hana says, leaning in. “Can I-”Cubone smells something on her and leaps away, brandishing her new weapon.“Hey, hey, it's right.” You calm Cubone down. “Hana’s a friend.”Cubone keeps her distance from Hana, but does look a little apologetic.“I get it. It's okay.” Hana says. “I smell like the Mandibuzz that attacked you.” Her hand subconsciously falls to her pokeballs on her belt.Cubone’s whole body shoots up straight. Like she suddenly just came to a realization. She pulls your leg.“Wow, you’re eager for that training. Okay. Let’s go.” You say, heading to the yard.“Don’t go longer than an hour.” Lake says. “It’s going to be time for bed soon. You and the girls are welcome to whatever free room you want.”“Umm, together?” Hana ventures to ask.“With Abigail and Keira.” He says. “Laki’s room might have the space if you don’t mind getting crowded. We moved a lot of it around while you were out, Herb.” He says, leaving to bed.“I don’t mind.” Hana says under her breath, her eyes staring off into something you can’t see.Cubone pulls at your leg again. She really wants to do that training. You head out into the back.You don’t know what moves she knows, but you can probably guess a lot she’s unlikely to know but can learn, thanks to Hana’s pokedex. >Try to give her a lot of varied fight experience with your pokemon. Practice over theory>Train her on a particular stat. Get her off to a good start>Try to teach her how to make good combat judgements on her own. Theory over practice>She seemed stealthy when you first met. Try to teach more of that>Teach her a move>Something else
>>2543332>>Try to give her a lot of varied fight experience with your pokemon. Practice over theoryWe need to learn more about each other still.
>>2543332>>Try to give her a lot of varied fight experience with your pokemon. Practice over theory
>>2543332>Teach her a move>Smack DownSky-Terrors have the advantage of being immune to a ground type’s best moves. Smack-Down will not only be super effective, but it will also ground them and make them vulnerable to Bonemerang and so on. Mace should be able to pick it up quick and help.Once they lose the high ground, we can also teach her how to use>Thunder Punchand Gobble can learn it too.And since she’s got that berry pocket, we might as well boot up that TM.
“Let’s train!” You tell Cubone. “Just for tonight, we’ll work on general combat training.”She looks like she wants to object.“I know. You’ve fought before. But trust me on this. There are better ways to fight than on instinct out in the wild.”Sorbet comes up, as if you vouch for what you’ve said. Cubone thinks, then consents.The training is pretty tough. You have each of your pokemon spar with her, using only light contact and working more on how she can best attack and defend against their different types and styles.Sorbet is first. She keeps her distance and fires off brisk, cold shots. As Cubone tries to close the gap, she ends up eating a few of those soft blows and failing to get through Sorbet’s misty defenses. You suspect she’d do better on future tries, but what’s important is giving her that experience so she can think about it and learn from it. You offer some pointers afterwards.Next is Dice. Cubone has more like with an initial attack, but his unusual movements and slippery movements make him hard to pin down for future strikes. He ends up playing with her by dashing in, grabbing her legs with his tail as he dodges her attack, and pulling it out from under her so she falls. On the third time, she ends up putting her club down so he grabs that instead, and she tackles him in the confusion. He rolls with it and ends up on top, but it was still impressive.Belladonna sits back and maniacally fires off tiny attacks like Bullet Seed, making Cubone dance. She jumps from cover to cover, ending up pinned down often. She fails to do much, but she does block a few with her club. The power difference between the fully evolved and Type advantaged Bella is too much for Cubone at the moment, though.Mace decides to fight in close, depending on his ability to read her movements and his directional energy bursts to keep him safe when he needs to move. He also uses them for little cheap shots that don’t hurt but do tick her off, just to keep her on her toes. She catches on quickly this time though, and makes herself perfectly still in the tall grass while the wind blows. Mace loses her for a second thanks to the ambient nose, and she slams the club down hard suddenly, making him jump as he was focusing hard on listening for her in the grass. Gobble is last. He fights directly and without much in the way of tricks. It’s his powerful fists and general flexibility that give him his edge. She blocks a blow with the climb, half by accident, but she’s shocked when he doesn’t even flinch from it and softly tags her with his other fist the second she pauses. She throws the club at him, missing. But it comes around and gets him in the feet, tripping him. Gobble reaches out and pulls her down with him, and both end up rolling around until they come to a soft, exhausted stop.(continued)
>>2543387“Good job!” You tell everyone. “Feel like you’ve learned a lot?”She nods. She looks tired. You forget that she’s also been recovering, same as you.Hana’s been training her pokemon too, but keeping away so she doesn’t interfere. She stretches when she sees you look over. Time to pack it in.Cubone approaches her again, poking at the ball on her belt. She’s curious about Mandibuzz.>Don’t worry about Mandibuzz. It’s safely in that ball>We’ll talk about it in the morning, come inside>Ask Hana to Release Mandibuzz into the wild, if she’s not planning on training it>Ask Hana to let Mandibuzz out. Maybe you can mediate a friendship. Or at least, peace.>Something else
>>2543388>Ask Cubone if she'd want to be your pokemon, there's no rush she can decide any time she wants.
>>2543388>Don’t worry about Mandibuzz. It’s safely in that ball>We’ll talk about it in the morning, come inside
>>2543388>>2543393Oh and >We’ll talk about it in the morning, come inside
>>2543388>>Don’t worry about Mandibuzz. It’s safely in that ball>We’ll talk about it in the morning, come inside
“Don’t worry about Mandibuzz. It’s safe in that ball.” You tell Cubone.She looks between, you, Hana, and the ball, like she can’t believe it. She grips her club for a moment, but decides against whatever it is she was thinking about. She looks tired.“Come on inside. We’ll talk about it in the morning, okay?”Cubone follows along. You notice she keeps glancing at Hana’s belt even as you go inside, but you guess you can’t really blame her.You’re just in time to see Wahine leaving for bed, with the living room now having Laki, Keira, Abigail, and now you and Hana.“Herbyberby!” Abigail says much louder than you think she meant to. "Hanafanna!"You notice the empty wine bottle and wine glasses on the table. Even you can figure out what happened here. “Abby.” You greet her with your indoor voice.“So yeah. Kai said he’d let you go back to his room if you want.” Laki tells you. “He’s probably asleep by now, but he wants to talk to you before we leave tomorrow.”“Nothing bad, I hope.”“Nah.” Laki says. “I don’t think so. We had a nice, long talk.”You glance around the room. Keira is curled up, sleeping on the couch and semi-snuggling into Abigail. Abigail hiccups. Hana is at your side, and so agreeable that she’d be fine with whatever you decide. Laki looks tired as she stretches, and incredibly amused at Abigail’s current condition.>We’d better babysit Abigail and possibly Keira. Let’s all sleep in Laki’s room together>Take Laki and Hana up to her room for some private time>You’re still feeling wide awake. Take your pokemon and go for a midnight stroll>Wake Keira up and try to do that aura stuff with Abigail>Something else
[I'm going to call it there. Sorry, I'm pooped. There's a chance of running tomorrow, but it's iffy. If not, I'll still be lurking.Night everyone! Take it easy!]
>>2543418>Wake Keira up and try to do that aura stuff with AbigailWe made plans, we can impose a little.Maybe we can use Abi’s aura to cure her own drunkenness to start with?But if Keira’s sloshed we might have to put a kabosh on things until tomorrow.>>2543427Goodnight!
>>2543418>We’d better babysit Abigail and possibly Keira. Let’s all sleep in Laki’s room together
>>2543418>>We’d better babysit Abigail and possibly Keira. Let’s all sleep in Laki’s room togetherI feel evil but I want this so much.>>2543427Thanks for running Gobble!>>2543432It's been a long day, seems better to do it after a nice big meal that's sure to raise even the most hung over of spirits(with possible aura cures to speed things along)
>>2543432Sucking the aura out of drunk people sounds like it could go wrong in so many ways.>>2543418>We’d better babysit Abigail and possibly Keira. Let’s all sleep in Laki’s room togetherNo hanky panky, ok minimal hanky panky, but none for Keira.
>>2543460>none for KeiraFertility priestesses do have to be careful.
[I'm afraid we'll have to put it off until Saturday, but it'll be an early and long Saturday.In the mean time, are there are stories/statuses/things you'd like an update on? Questions?]
>>2545163nah I'm pretty much good, looking forward to next run though.
>>2545163What would a fertility ritual with Keira look like? Paints on all the girls? Weird love nest type thing?Aura manipulation? Tribal potions?
>>2545163What's Polu up to?
>>2545260[A big elaborate ceremony under a full moon where Herb is laid down in a circle of plants and flowers. Both parties are treated to a nice relaxing massage/oils/bathing. Some potions/teas are used, but they're optional and mostly just to help with stuff like performance anxiety.Herb and Keira would be painted, surrounded by chanters in a circle. Each chanter holds something that symbolizes (to them, personally) a trait/characteristic/act they want to pass on to the next generation. Keira would dance and sing as she gradually makes her way to the center where Herb is. She'd then crawl on top, the chanters would turn around and face away, and the magic would happen.While it's primarily for babies it's not exclusive to that. It's also for growth and renewal on a more vague and open scale. You could use it to try to bless and revitalize a fish spawning area, or bless newly domesticated farmland, etc.]>>2545314[Running with a bad crowd that's been growing impatient and suspicious with his lack of doing bad things. But he's determined to get his sister to leave.]
>>2545326Well, I’m looking forwards to asking Keira about how she came to be training a Ghost-Type. I can think of a few ways she got it to work.Here’s one though: what would have happened if we had peered into Shedinja’s back while in our spirit form? Unless you want to keep that a surprise for if we do it later.Does the conservationist branch try to keep Pokémon from eating/killing each other?How well managed is the quarantine island?How often do pokemon of different species breed in the wild? Do Pokémon in the same egg group keep from predating on each other since they could be related?I remember Herb and Keira acting more like each other after mixing auras. Do people act more like Herb after receiving aura from him when he heals? Will Herb act more like the people he vampires from?
>>2545648>Here’s one though: what would have happened if we had peered into Shedinja’s back while in our spirit form? Unless you want to keep that a surprise for if we do it later.[Surprise for now!]>Does the conservationist branch try to keep Pokémon from eating/killing each other?[There's no official policy, but they generally do their best to discourage it]>How well managed is the quarantine island?[It's a very neglected dumping ground. Despite almost all land being pretty valuable, it's next to worthless because of the clashing pokemon, invasive plants, etc. It'd be a hard place to clean up. That being said, people looking for pokemon that are rare in the region love it, but consider it a little dangerous.]>How often do pokemon of different species breed in the wild? Do Pokémon in the same egg group keep from predating on each other since they could be related?[Not often but hardly unheard of. Same egg group pokemon tend to get along better than they do with others. It's not always the case, but it trends in that direction.]>I remember Herb and Keira acting more like each other after mixing auras. Do people act more like Herb after receiving aura from him when he heals? [Yup! Just a tad, but it's a nice cheerful feeling for the most part. Not really that noticeable, but still nice.]Will Herb act more like the people he vampires from?[Possibly! Maybe. Okay, yes.]
>>2545699Ooooh. That will be fun, Herb doesn't put up much of a front but Abi seems to have this fortress around her true self. I expect some fun unfiltered Abigail just bubbling out of Herb in the future.
>>2545699Is the reason Abi’s aura is so big because not having money for food all the time works the same as the fasting that Medicham do to train their aura, or was she just born like that? Or is it a surprise?>>2545848“Laki I need to be assertive let me get a sip of your soul real quick.”
>>2545872oh godHerb Vamps Laki = Everybody gett'n headlocksHerb Vamps Val = Not much changes, maybe a little ditsyer?Herb Vamps Hana = Just jack'n it. Jack'n it all day.
>>2545912Alternative to Laki, it turns his domestic side up to 11.
>>2545912Something great about Herb’s healing is that it doesn’t just repair physical damage. Theoretically Herb could self-heal to, say, get through his refractory period in a couple seconds.
>>2545918Right? I was thinking >Laki>WE NEED BABIES NOW!
>Hana snackHerb: “Ch-choke me...”Laki: “What?”Herb: “I said, uh, check me out. Because of how neat eating aura is, heh.”
>>2545944>Hana goes red because she heard him>Herb notices Hana noticing and goes redder>Most blush and forced joke/laughter fuck session of all time
>>2545699>[It's a very neglected dumping ground. Despite almost all land being pretty valuable, it's next to worthless because of the clashing pokemon, invasive plants, etc. It'd be a hard place to clean up. That being said, people looking for pokemon that are rare in the region love it, but consider it a little dangerous.]Sounds like the Safari Zone plan is a go!
>>2545699Do Pokémon use r-style reproductive strategies, and if so, how extremely r-style do they get?
If Cubone evolved on the mainlander island, I wonder if it would evolve into Ground-Marowak.
What's the likelihood that nobody remembers what Laki's older brother's actual name is and everyone just calls him some variant on That Asshole?
>>2547091Yeah, I would love to see adult herb build a Safari Zone with one of the best Restruants/Cafe the world has ever seen!
>>2545848[Oh you bet. That actually sounds like a lot of fun to do.]>>2545872>Is the reason Abi’s aura is so big because not having money for food all the time works the same as the fasting that Medicham do to train their aura, or was she just born like that? Or is it a surprise?[Those are the bigger reasons, yeah.]>>2547183[Varies between pokemon]
>>2548950What's your best picture reference for Herb?
>>2548950Also, what would you say Herb's spirit pokemon is?
>>2548950Anyways I gave it a shot.
>>2552072We've been using Spark from Pokemon Go as a reference.
>>2553757I like how Barry looks, he's pretty close to what I imagine Herb looks like.
>>2553757Looks pretty damn cool Anon.
>>2553757>Length 8Ha very funn->Weight 90lbWAAAAAAITTHAT BOY NEEDS TO BE FEED NOW!
>>2554367It was a guess. I made him 4 pounds heavier than the diamond/pearl male protagonist.
If you guys want to post pictures that you think would work best I’ll try to turn them into cards. (If I agree that they’d work well enough and can think up stats.) Right now I’m struggling to find a good Hana. A cute brown girl in a diving helmet/scuba gear is preferred.
>>2554367Herb is a good boy.
>>2553757>>2552072[You nailed it! Barry is the character/NPC I'd most equate to Herb's looks. That's super awesome and saved!]>>2553545[Hoo boy. That's a tough one. I don't know. Anybody have any suggestions?Also, thread later in 90ish minutes or less.]
>>2556469>I still hold that Victini is a good Herb equivalent.
>>2556469I’m thinking Audino.
>>2556469Sadly, even by googling “Pokémon Selene black” I can really only find art of moon as white. I get she’s more pasty than Laki since she’s spent so much time cooped up inside, she’s not Herb level light.
>>2556579I’m gonna do a cool split card art with this one I think.After I mow the lawns.