Opening theme>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F468us4qCUE [Remove]Previously: A young rocket deals with an unconscious man related to her investigation, calling her team, they begin their operation in full force!Probing the man's mind for missing memories they find several holes alluding to the fact that he must have gone through repeated instances of this treatment.Letting him rest, the rockets investigate a warehouse, speaking to a friendly guard, though his demeanor changes quite clearly when the young rocket presses more meaningful questions, nearly pushing the man to violence.A sample of hair is found from within.While outside a raging rocket is apprehended by the civic guard, a nonchalant fragrance rocket standing by casually.A gun bearing old blood and burnt flesh is handed to the young rocket, further advancing their investigation. Known characters>http://pastebin.com/k2xnqqvBMonster Index>http://pastebin.com/wxwgrCqbCharacter Sheet>http://pastebin.com/7CJx3gq1Twitter:>https://twitter.com/AoPHquestLore>http://pastebin.com/vy0a6Z9r
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>>29047290Professor have you ever heard of the gargoyle quest trilogy?
>>29047420>gargoyle quest trilogy?I ran a gargoyle quest. A trilogy though? No.
>>29047435Its a series of really good video games on the game boy, nes, and snes.
>threat starts hours before scheduleAAaaahahahahahaaaa
okay soAre we following the monster trail or the blood trail first?One will lead us to the monster thread, the other will lead us to a possible body.
>>29047620I think we have two suspects one monster and one human.
>>29047633yeah, the blood might lead to the human suspect hiding the body. Though that would be a stroke of luck.
Devon snarls in defiance at the uniformed civic guards that chatter via short range radios. These would go through their nearest Guard stations to be transmitted through cable to another tower. It was the best way to keep from using long-waves that could possibly breach the dome's Repel-Tech Security.So long as monsters don't pay attention to the dome, everyone lives. Though it's because of the guard that they can keep on living in peace.These guys do what rangers aren't exactly allowed to: uphold law within the dome.Civvies don't much like being told what to do by rangers with fangs, horns, tusks, freaky eyes, and skin pigmentation.Humans pass judgement on humans. Could be a secret motto of theirs."Yes, We've apprehended a ranger recruit, he's knocked out a guard to a warehouse#3 Mineral Resources." He speaks over the radio-chatter. His partner keeps a hand on his own gun while eyeballing Devon.The snarling ranger knows better than to turn his flame on civilians less he face consequences only he know about.You frown a bit at the whole situation. It'd just get worse from here. Miss Seraphis specifically instructed you to stay under the radar and now this happens?Sanna doesn't really seem to care, or at least, she looks relaxed. It's the best way to go about not looking any more suspicious."Civvies already questioned me, and I'm tha one that 'apprehended' him." She uses air quotes.Goldie pushes his hair back along his headband, holding his hand there, wincing,"How did they find out?"Sanna rolls her eyes, smacking whatever she's chewing on extra loud."Pattie- Patrol found us, so I freaked out an' did that. We were think'n a' hid'n him but we din't get around ta it."She glares focusing in on Goldie,"We done playin' twenty questions? By Arceus yer an annoyin' prick sometimes."
At this, you intervene,"No you two, drop it. I'm in charge and I won't have the two of you fighting on my watch."Sanna reclines again, relaxing stubbornly,"Ah huh, righ then ma'am. What are we doin' from here?"The position of the sun through the glass of the dome tells you that it's past noon now.>Your call Cerulean.> Mindwipe the civvies, though it'll be odd since they've already given the report.> Leave Devon, he'll be fine once they process him. Rockets are typically exempt from this kind of thing once Giovanni catches wind.Then:> Follow a scent trail( Monster's hair/Old Blood)> Report to Seraphis.> Report to Giovanni.
>>29047620Split up gang?If they haven't destroyed the corpse yet, they might not now.The monster is probably a mobile target.
>>29047675Better follow teh Blood's trail, since it can go cold. The monster will keep producing it's smell, even if he doesn't want to.
>>29047675Can Goldenrod do a Jedi mind trick and get them to release Devon into our custody.
>>29047675goddamnit I wanted to use devon to track the other trailBut now they sent out a report!And he was going to be useful fighting the monster!Anyone have an idea on how to get him out quick without raising alarms by the incongruous report?
>>29047675>> Mindwipe the civvies, though it'll be odd since they've already given the report.We can deal with them later, after we've found the thief.> Follow a scent trail( Monster's hair/Old Blood)The blood trail.
>>29047675I'd say leave Devon. It would be too suspicious if we mind wiped them after they already gave a report, and it already looks pretty damn suspicious.
>>29047675How adept is Goldie at wiping out minds?Could we get Goldie have himself apprehended? Then, when they take him in, he could wipe the minds of the people at the station?
>>29047675Try to talk the authorities into letting Devon go with a warning, "He" didn't actually cause any harm since it was just sleep powder, I assume from what Sanna said.
>>29047675[X] Mindwipe the civvies, though it'll be odd since they've already given the report.Remember to ask Giovanni to sweep this under the rug for us. He can handle making one report go away and we want to get moving with our full squad.Or, if possible, have Goldie Jedi Mind Trick the guards. Have them think that Devon doesn't need to be brought in, nothing will come of it anyways and they don't want to spend any more time around him than possible anyways. Just a stupid kid, not worth the effort, let him off with a warning and some harsh words.After that, follow a scent trail. I'd start with the old blood.
>>29047675>>29047782Basically, this way, we can keep all this off the records and Giovanni doesn't need to get involved (since if he does, someone would know the Rockets were involved).If Goldie gets taken in, he can alter everyone's memories at the station he's taken into. Then he can catch up to us easily enough.
>>29047810That won't change the fact that the report was called in, that would probably be kept in actual logs, either paper or electronic. And mind wiping an entire fucking station would take a while.
>>29047675Honestly Devon needs to learn NOT to piss of the cops... so consider this a object lesson.>[X] Leave Devon, he'll be fine once they process him. Rockets are typically exempt from this kind of thing once Giovanni catches wind.>[X] Follow a scent trail( Old Blood)>[X] Report to Giovanni.
>>29047784And possibly a citation to his Gym Leader (trying to mask Rocket involvement) that Sanna can explain as not actually being Devon's fault later (and would probably be handled under Rocket authority anyways, once it was passed to Ranger personnel).
>>29047675Same guy here>>29047782>>29047810Also adding in that we should try and track down the blood trail.
>>29047675[ x ] Leave Devon, he'll be fine once they process him. Rockets are typically exempt from this kind of thing once Giovanni catches wind.Keep contact through Grumpy to make sure he doesn't give away the operation.> Follow a scent trail(Old Blood)Don't wanna deal with the monster without devon.
>>29047784>These guys do what rangers aren't exactly allowed to: uphold law within the dome.>Civvies don't much like being told what to do by rangers with fangs, horns, tusks, freaky eyes, and skin pigmentation.>Humans pass judgement on humans. Could be a secret motto of theirs.Considering this, I don't think that's possible.
>>29047882>Keep contact through Grumpy to make sure he doesn't give away the operation.Have you already forgotten that Grumpy can't telepathically speak to Devon?Let's just try to slip Devon something of ours so that he can track us down later. We could even have Goldie slip the fur we picked up to Devon, so that while we're tracking down the blood trail, he can follow the monster's trail once he's out.
>>29047855>and would probably be handled under Rocket authority anyways, once it was passed to Ranger personnel). Ranger misdemeanors are handled by Rangers. Humans pass law to humans.>>29047884Rangers call Civilians and Civic Guard Civvies. Because they're not part of the actual military.Like a police officer enforces the law but isn't in the armed forces.
>>29047675>[X] Mindwipe the civvies, though it'll be odd since they've already given the report.>[X] Follow a scent trail( Monster's hair/Old Blood)Causing a mysterious stir is actually a good thing. If they are doing their own investigation into our investigation, then they will have agents in the field. The closer they get, the better chances we have to catch them.It's a risk, but I think it's one that is worth taking.
>>29047884That's what Goldie's psychic mind fuckery is for, he fucks with their heads, we chat to them and act responsible and friendly, and bam. >>29047854Devon took the fall for Sanna and you want to punish him? Seriously? What the fuck man.
>>29047926>Have you already forgotten that Grumpy can't telepathically speak to Devon?Yes, yes i had.
>mindwipe civviesNO MAN LEFT BEHIND! Even if he is an asshole, we have to set this rule up as a leadership precedent. Also, we can have him scout out the second smell.
>>29047675>Mindwipe the civvies>Follow the old blood
Seems consensus is to mindwipe the civvies.Right then. 1d100 5 threshhold96+ crit.
Rolled 36>>29047992Can we replace their memories with fake memories?
Rolled 27>>29047992Jedi Mind Trick if possible would be nice, leaves less waves, but mindwipe is acceptable.
Rolled 87>>29048024Fucking hell.
>>29047854he took the fall for a comrade that had to be hard for him
Rolled 6>>29048024Let's see how bad it is.
>>29048037Well yeah, there's about a 22.6% chance that there's going to be a crit fail if you take 5 dice. A bit lower actually considering the possibility of getting a crit success as well.
>>29048024What a way to kill a buzz.>>29048061Yeugh.
>>29048061that seems pretty badGoldie what did you do
>>29048037What this guy >>29048063 saidI really wish people would look up probability mechanics. It's not something that you alone are guilty of.
>>29048072Probably left into them erotic memories involving spoons or spooning.
>>29048111I need more sauce on spoons.
>>29048061Like I saidThis is a good thing. If the enemy thinks they are vulnerable, they will open up gaps in their armour to go on the offense. Hopefully Goldie doesn't fuck up so hard that the enemy knows we specifically have anti-psychic measures in place.
>>29048122I'm happy to provide, Prof.
>>29048164What a pleb spoon.I like mine fancy.
>>29048180I've missed you so!
>>29048186here you go
I am 90% sure the longer we talk about spoons, the worse goldie's fuckup will be
>>29048221>the fat one in the middlemy sides
>>29048193Still on caramel, huh? You need to travel the world more! Try something SPICY!
>>29048232Please, it's the opposite.>>29048221>That one in the middle.Ow, baby that's Pretty Hot and Tempting!>>29048249I like yer pic, but I don't like your attitude about a chunky spoon. It ladles so much more.
>>29048249I couldn't eat anything with a spoon with that face on it.
>>29048294I know what you mean. Whenever I see a really fancy spoon, I can't help but lick it clean every time I use it to scoop some food up. Sometimes I taste the tang of metal.
>>29048294>>29048320Eurgh. Misread your post. I now recognize you to be the plebeian that you are. Out of my sight, peasant!
>>29048290Sorry fat spoons aren't my thing.
>>29048342Actually bit my lip to that one.This is now a "You love you lose" Spoon edition.Kidding, I'm still writing.
>>29048362>You spoon you loseFTFY
>>29048362What fresh new hell have I re-entered?
>remember making the original spoon jokeGod what have I done
>>29048385I'd spoon the shit out of this spoon >>29048342. Its so cute.
Shouldn't Goldenrod be able to burn a point of smarts like.we can burn charm?
>>29048777maybe his NPC stats will save the day
"Goldie, you get Devon out of there." You look to the golden child and he seems to be a bit reserved at this one."They're the Civic guard, it's actually pretty illegal if I get caught doing it."With a glance back to the guard, on of them takes a step toward Devon as he's still restrained by Sanna's vine.Devon snaps at the guard, sending the man back with sheer primal aggression alone. You can almost feel his latent animosity from here. Yeah, it won't be any good if the guard takes him into custody, even if he goes to rangers.You look back to Goldie, firm against his sudden apprehension,"Sanna, use sleep powder to knock them out, Goldie will fix them once they're subdued. We have a mission and I won't leave Devon behind, understand?"They acknowledge your order. This is Cerulean in charge. This is Cerulean the squad leader. You have to make the calls that they can't make. You were taught that.Now you're doing it.Sanna makes shoot work of the civvies, wrapping a vine around each one's mouth and discharging sleep powder as they gasp in surprise."This is highly illegal." She giggles with a smile as she brings the two men over to a wall.Devon's taken on an interested look with his squad-mates' sudden action,"Not leaving me for the slammer, huh?""Nope," You say with a beaming smile as you come forward, glancing to Sanna, she releases her vines from Devon, allowing him to drop from the light pole."Things chafe like the Reverse," He scratches around where he was bound before turning his attention onto you,"So leader, what are we doing next?"Goldie gets to work at the corner of your eye, and you present Devon the gun."Sanna said that you smelled something from this, Goldie and I will be following the trail for it, you'll follow the lead Goldie and I found.
Devon's eyes keen in on the vial as you present the silky brown hair that you procured from the warehouse."Goldie and I found this, a monster was here, but we don't know when or where. exactly."Devon takes it from you, looking up at it in the light, just barely seeing the nearly transparent fiber."Wow, you must've been damn lucky to find this. I should be able to track it with-""It is likely that the monster is an Esper."Devon pauses, wrinkling his nose as he pulls back his lips into a smiling grimace,"Oh? I've been wanting to get my teeth into one.. You picked the right hound for the job kitty, though if it 'ported, I'll have to pick up quite a few shitty trails.""Report when or if you find something."Devon looks over at Sanna,"I'll be doing this one alone. Don't want to get blamed for something I didn't do." Sanna closes an eye with a wince."Hey hotdog, sorry. The punk old man made a move, didn't know what ta do."Devon snarls again spitting a noxious flaming loogie at the ground,"How about you do a better job by not acting like a dumb bitch? You almost cost us our cover."He steps on the loogie, putting it out.Sanna's mouth hangs open for a moment before she flips Devon the bird," Yeah, ahright fuck y-""Enough!" You cross your arms and blast them both with a spray of water, cutting short the rude exchange.Before either of them have enough of a thought to get into it further," We are working as a team, and I am the squad leader. You will work with who I say to work with."
Devon angrily wipes the water out of his face, steam rising from his hot body,"Good enough for you to say, i already bent over backwards for your spoiled little toy." He points a dagger at Goldenrod, whom loses concentration on his task."What are you saying about me you lunatic? Your deranged brain finally getting the best of you?"Sanna turns to Goldie this time,"Hey, screw you ! You don't know what the Reverse he deals with!""Enough!" You yell once more, beginning to fume yourself.They go quiet this time."Someone's been murdered. There's an esper monster in the dome. We don't have time for this." You start to shake your head, feeling tears begin to well up a little bit. You were doing good."We don't have time to be arguing, you know?"Devon holds his silence, a little water twinkling in his eye."Yeah, we need to get back to business." She concedes," What's next then?"Goldie walks over to the group, averting his eyes from everyone.> Call for a break. get some R&R, or at least some lunch.> Split up to pursue both trails.> Stay together on one.> Report to Giovanni> Report to Seraphis.>Tenacity Loss 1>Charm Gain 1
>>29049010>Devon's taken on an interested look with his squad-mates' sudden action,"Not leaving me for the slammer, huh?">"So leader, what are we doing next?">leaderWell, despite our bad luck, at least something good came out of this.
>>29049010>highly illegaloh god now we dun it
>>29049054>> Split up to pursue both trails.We need to cover as much ground as possible, but I dislike the idea of having Devon going alone.
>>29049054Stay together and follow one trail. We can't re-assemble our group quickly with teleport, because of devon, and thus need to stay together the old fationed way.
>>29049054>"Yeah, we need to get back to business." She concedes," What's next then?"Wait. Is this supposed to be Devon or Sanna speaking?Anyway. Split up. We don't have time for any R&R, since our actions here could have possibly alerted the criminals.Let Devon go on his own. It seems that, at the very least, he understands the need to keep a low profile.
if we split up, someone MUST be with devon so they can relay psychic communications, as it's the method we are using.Unless we have walkie talkies.
>>29049010Requesting EvilDevon POV of this exchange, for science.
>>29049218For unrelated scenes, I'd be okay with that, but it feels a bit iffy to understand what our comrades are thinking in key moments like this. It feels like we need to rely more on our own judgement and gauge their attitudes on our own for these types of situations.Although I'm pretty interested too.
>>29049218>>29049252I propose instead of evildevon on this, we have evildevon on the nature of cerulean hugs.
>>29049177sorry, that's sanna.
>>29049262That fat bitch is hugging everyone again. Bet she's just sizing them up, to see how she can choke them the best. Tch. She's coming my way. Better scare her off.
>>29049291Yeah, pretty much. Did you know you can check how well a person throws a punch by feeling their back?I have a friend that hugs almost every guy he meets doing exactly that.
>>29049054> Split up to pursue both trailsHave Devon go on his own. We can still keep in touch with him without using Goldie.
>>29049343If you use the shortwave it's transmitted to a tower for cable travel.Do you think the operators have been compromised?
>>29049335Oh, yes. I learned these kinds of things in a self-defense class.One of the first things they told us to do, if we were attacked by a burglar, was to jab our thumbs in their eyes and pull their eyeballs out. I really enjoyed the class.
>>29049365Oh, nice.We could try and set up a code to get past that problem, then. What's the area we're in like? We should try to set up a rendezvous point.
Any more votes? I am waiting on tea right now.
>>29049395I think we're tapped out for now.
>>29049054>> Split up to pursue both trails.
Right.Splitting up 3 to 1Devon is alone.Roll me some 1d100 for some luck.Threshold 5 crit at 96
Rolled 40>>29049561I am filled with the holiday spirit!
Rolled 81>>29049561Dice love me
>>29049561How many rolls are you even taking anyway? 7?
Rolled 73>>29049561Good Things
Rolled 35>>29049584Ahem. Trying with the right die. Gonna delete that soon.
Rolled 92>>29049584Hahaha. Really messed up there.>>29049561Roll.
Rolled 24>>290495617 rolls for luck and 5 for danger zones, right?
>>29049615>92Nice to see that we did better this time around.
>>29049632Aye.>>29049659That it is.Now I need a 1d20 for investigation.Perception has been raised to 4 so its modifier is -3. R+2.DC is 16 for gun trail.
Rolled 19 - 1>>29049691
Rolled 13 - 4>>29049691Eugh. We need a 20 for this.....
Rolled 9 + 2>>29049691
Rolled 11 - 1>>29049691
Rolled 5 - 1>>29049691>>29049719OH! I misread it, hah. I thought the total modifier was -4.
Rolled 16 - 1>>29049691>>29049705just not a critfail pls
Rolled 13 - 1>>29049691
>>29049738Your prayer has been answered.>>29049705Balling.
Seems we done good. No critfails and we passed the DC. On the first roll even.
>>29049771Don't worry, some one will shit the bed sooner or later
You tell Devon to pursue the scent alone, if he finds something he can email your index with details and location. Goldenrod suggests that he should do it in some kind of code to keep it under wraps.You know, just in case the comm lines are compromised.Devon agrees to this."Sitrus Berries are bland." Will be for nothing but dead ends."Leppas are spicy." Will be for: found something and awaiting orders.With that: The group divides, you take a long whiff from the old powder, and burnt flesh smell.It doesn't really rain in the dome, though there are sprinkler systems for lawns and the like. It may be old, but it's still something.You prowl around looking for scents, your squad-mates in tow. After getting a scent off of Dirt, you get a right proper trail leading you away from the warehouse and the unconscious civvies.____________________________________________It takes well into the afternoon, pushing into the evening as you hop from tram to tram at one point trying to pick the scent back up. From there you find that the trail resumes in Veridian of all places.No word from Devon yet. But you keep it up, relying on the lingering and old ssmell of burnt flesh as you make your way through the trees and grasses of the beautiful quarter.Your nose finally leads you to...
>>29049942graboids.My money is on graboids.
>>29049967That is unlikely.
>>29049967I thought we were never to speak of the Dirt Dragons? Just like we were never supposed to speak of that godawful fourth movie.
So I saw the latest Hobbit movie. That song at the end, I See Fire, reminded me of Devon. Especially since he was probably the cadet who was singing back in the dorms yesterday.
>>29049967Not graboids...but Ass-Blasters.That will lay eggs that turn into Graboids.The dome is actually built on Perfection, Nevada.Giovanni is the great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great Grandson of Burt Gummer.
>>29050103There goes my plot. My whole goddamn quest. That's it, GG guys. It's over.Hah, no.
>>29050147 But you'll incorporate it anyway, due to awesomeness of one of the patron saints of /k/, the man, the myth, the legend, Burt Motherfucking Gummer
>>29050147Someone let a psychic-type pokemon into the and is being controlled by it.
Veridian wood.The trail goes cold there. You aren't quite sure where exactly the scene of the crime is, whether it occurred back in Saffron or in another quarter. Likely they covered that up. But the lingering smell of burnt flesh upon the air that only a predator's nose could detect has led you here."Yer jok'n right Ceru? The body's in there? No freak'n way it's in there! How'd they get it in!?"Sanna throws her arms at this little scene here, causing the guards to raise their eyebrows in curiosity. A feathered up Pidgeotto/Sandsslash. Digging bird. The other bears horns of a bull with a hardened material over his knuckles and three lashing tails that hang lazily down by his legs.You shake your head, nose isn't lying,"No, this is where it leads. They took the body into the veridian wood..." Could that be why Chuck was going there?Goldenrod frowns, looking to you sheepishly," Cerulean, I hope you're not going to tell us that we need to go in there to investigate."Well, you kind of do.>"We're getting our repel gear, we've got a mission to accomplish.">"We'll report this to Giovanni and rendezvous with Devon."> Take a break.> (Other)
>[X]"We're getting our repel gear, we've got a mission to accomplish."
>>29050300The body has probably already been eaten or properly disposed of, I don't see incentive for endangering our entire squad, we have the murder weapon, let's find someone capable of psychometry.
>>29050300assemble devon before going in there.
>>29050300>>"We'll report this to Giovanni and rendezvous with Devon."This is obviously something outside of our original mandate and highly dangerous.
>>29050300>"We're getting our repel gear, we've got a mission to accomplish."If a psychic was in Chuck's head....could they have implanted the suggestion to head into the Veridian wood so that he'd kill himself?Let Devon continue on his solo mission. A 3-man team will be fine for a short expedition. Our index has an in-built compass/map, right?
>>29050300>[x]"We'll report this to Giovanni and rendezvous with Devon."it probably got eated.and I still read Ceru's lines in Hilary Haag's voice
>>29050300>[X]"We'll report this to Giovanni and rendezvous with Devon."If people or things are going into the wood without anyone knowing about it, that's a huge no.
>>29050300let's report, rendevous, and then all get lunch.After lunch, dive into the danger zone.
>>29050382Er, you're wasting too much time.We might have already alerted the enemy because of what we did with the guards. We shouldn't waste any time.
>>29050436>>29050336Ah, but this makes sense as well. The body may be gone by now. So it'd be fine to leave it alone for a bit longer.Devon, however, should continue tracking the monster.>>29050300So, let's report to Giovanni, but DON'T rendezvous with Devon. Allow him to continue his mission alone.
>>29050436you underestimate the importance of a good lunchWith the power of sandwiches, we will be UNSTOPPABLE
>>29050300>>"We'll report this to Giovanni and rendezvous with Devon."Shits serious now. We should report to the boss man.
>>29050300>[X]"We'll report this to Giovanni and rendezvous with Devon."We're definitely going to go into the forest. The body itself has probably already been eaten, BUT there may still be material scraps or documented.
>>29050485Plus we got like a week of a deadline and we did all this in a day.
>>29050530The thing is, we caused a commotion. Best to do as much as we can right now.I'm fine with reporting to Giovanni on the current state of our investigations and on whether or not to pursue the corpse, but Devon should continue his pursuit of the monster uninterrupted.
>>29050554You are right about devon. Still we need our repel gear if we are going into the forest and if we are going getting that then we can probably spare ten minutes for a fried egg sandwich.
>>29050336Closest thing you've got to that are the mediums. Unfortunately Lilac had to eat that ghost. Cheers!Seems that you're all leaning away from the monsters, hm?>Reporting to Giovanni.>Leaving Devon to go about his business.>Getting lunch.
Rolled 78>>29050621Are we including Devon for lunch, or just abandoning him?
>>29050621I hope it was tasty. Let's find a meatball sub place. Something as messy and time consuming as possible.
>>29050644Do you want to?
>>29050644It says>Leaving Devon to go about his businessSo...
>>29050300>>29050621>>"We'll report this to Giovanni and rendezvous with Devon."I'd rather help Devon on the hunt, actually.In fact, I'd like to incapacitate it, live capture bonus aside, Goldie MIGHT be able to mindrape it and fill the the gaps on what it's been doing; and I don't expect Devon would leave much to work with if left to his own devices.
>Reporting to Giovanni.We can treat everyone to lunch after the report.
>>29050644>>29050621 We'll bring him a doggybag.
>>29050645>I hope it was tasty. Let's find a meatball sub place. Something as messy and time consuming as possible.I am not sure how tasty tofu meatballs are.
>>29050644we had -better- include devon. Or at least save some for him for when we confront the monster.
>>29050644We can at least make him a sandwich for later.
Rolled 78>>29050663I assumed that was for during the reporting to the Boss.
>>29050659I'm against it. We can bring him a doggybag, but we can't all take a break.>>29050669They're delicious. I still prefer meet, though.
Rolled 77>>29050659I wouldn't be against it. But we should at least have something for him when he gets back.
>>29050666This man. he is not allowed to roll, the Devil's luck is strong with him.
>>29050644Include himHe is a paranoid dickbag but he doesn't seem all that bad when you get past dark type psychosis
>>29050671>>29050731I don't understand why you think including Devon in lunch is important enough to interrupt what he's doing.While the psychic who's been wiping minds (the monster?) isn't as good as Goldie, someone is probably working to cover up the evidence of their misdeeds. We may have already alerted them with that ruckus in the warehouse.It's not about including him for friendship, you know. It's about acting rationally. When the volcano at Pompeii blew up, you wouldn't just....say.....play a violin while lava and smoke is spewing everywhere.
>>29050756>NOT playing the violin while a volcano erupts in the backgroundPleb.
>>29050659Depends on how long after the report to the boss getting lunch is.I want to include him, but not if it seems to cut too much time from the mission.
>>29050771That's when you're being suicidal.When you're being awesome, you look away from the volcano's eruption as you walk towards the horizon.
>>29050756We can bring a sandwich or two for him.
>>29050644Let's ask Devon if he wants to continue on his side or if he wants to eat lunch with us.
>>29050621>Leave Devon to his business>Report to GiovanniNo pausing now, we are pressed for time already.
yeah, let's just get a status report on devon.Heck, we should probably just put off lunch until we're all together, and ready to tackle a monster.
>>29050756He should have found enough to report by now, by including him in lunch we can find what he knows, work out how to split the rest of the tracking and discuss the whole body disappearing into the woods bit
>>29050789Yeah? I suggested the same thing earlier. Other people are suggesting that we interrupt this important mission just so that we can eat lunch together.I don't understand why they think that's a good idea at all. They probably just want to up their friendship with Devon, but, while I'm up for improving relationships with our team mates, this is such an irrational decision.>>29050813He said he'd call us if he found something.
>>29050786why not walk away from the erupting volcano towards the horizon WHILE playing the violin?
>>29050841T-t-that's a bit too extreme, anon. I don't think we're ready for a high level technique like that yet.
>>29050802>>29050820What type of lunch are you people thinking of?I was thinking something along the lines of egg or cold meat sandwiches. Something quick to make and eat. We are still in a bit of a hurry.
>>29050841>Not playing the liuquin singing "Leaves From The Vine" while walking away from the Volcano.>Not making the eruption stop because of the pure sadness and beauty.>>29050880>egg or crunchy bug sandwichesftfy
>>29050841>>29050867It's when i stop to consider just how fucking hard that sounds, that i truly appreciate the fact Lindsay Sterling can dance while she plays that shit.
>>29050900I hear that if you fry big enough spiders, they taste like stake.
>>29050920I'd eat it.
>>29050957They make it look so filling.
is Korean BBQ too slow?does McSliph still have Slowpoketail rolls ?
>>29050841This guy knows what he's talking about.
>>29050900Oh, hello there again Professor. It seems that I've caught another of your threads live, a skill that I seem to normally lack. What a lovely surprise for me..I'm surprised that you remember my momentary presence in your previous quests. I didn't think I was that memorable.. An interesting little tidbit: I was actually toying with running a Pokemon quest, but then AoPH came to me, and my delayed daydreams were far surpassed by this little gem of a quest. You have outdone yourself, mate, and I'm happy for you.Alas, I may have the opportunity to participate tonight. What fun shall we have!
>>29049291Yes, more of this
>>29050880yeah, something quick.I was technically thinking of the turkey sandwich on french bread I make for myself every morning for lunch.in a lunchbox.With a thermos of soup.
>>29051264Oh Reverse. She's changing right in front of me. Look at that definition.....no, stop. We're heading right to Ceru's party after this.....oh no....down. Stay down!.....I hope nobody notices this.....better hide in the pool.Let's play a game of WHO'S THAT RANGER!
>>29051322BRUCIE MUH BOY
You sigh with some degree of resignation at this point. The body's in the woods, disposed of. Unlikely that the killers would leave anything in tact. With the crime scene obfuscated and likely covered up, like this there won't be any answers to be gotten from looking into this line.It's getting on into the late afternoon, and you're pretty damn tired and hungry, your stomach growling with your chilling stomach acids left with nothing to get at."We're going to stop here. It's not worth going in, I don't think we'll find anything." You assess Sanna and Goldie, their faces bearing some sign of relief. Dealing with Veridian wood's concentrated monster population is definitely not on their list of things to do right now.Though Devon may have jumped at it."So what now then?" Sanna asks, settling into her usual self."We report back to Boss, let's tell him what we've found out. Then we can get lunch, pick up something for Devon, and meet up with him."Sanna smiles," Geeze, finally. Let's get some grub." She turns to leave, followed by Goldie."I could go for some Fried Hissers...""Hissers? You ever try a Hopdog? Bunch of grasshoppers blended into a nice little sausage for some tamato sauce!""Is it good?""It's somethin' ya usually only get in Celadon, but I've seen it in Rocket Cafe, we should all get one."You follow after them, Goldie looks back to you,"Are you going to try one Ceru?""Well, if Sanna's so excited about it, I don't see why not."______________________________________________
The three of you report to Giovanni at the Rocket Dorms. He seems impressed by the leads that you've gotten so far, primarily in the fact that this whole mess wasn't a wild goose chase."My suspicions of an Esper proved true, but a monster? Indeed, this is of great concern." His forehead wrinkles in thought, pacing now in his office instead of seated calmly in his chair. You don't recall seeing him do this before."Are you aware of exactly how alarming this situation now is?"You do not answer, this is not a question he expects you to answer.He carries on,"This is a smudge on our status on rangers. Monsters in the dome, wild no doubt and killing people, going on undetected. And you think there may be a human accomplice?"Goldenrod is the one to answer this," Yes sir, if not working with the monster, no doubt are they being controlled like the others."Giovanni nods his head a few times, centers in front of his desk and sinks himself into his chair with his eyes closed. It is only after folding his hands before himself that he opens them once again, his stunning posture as leader makes your heart beat a bit faster."Do what needs to be done, though do not report this to Seraphis. We do not know who has been compromised by the unidentified creature. If Devon is on the case, he will be immune to the creature's influence. I would advise you to rely on him a bit more heavily, allow him to keep record of your findings."His eyes narrow with a sudden surge of disgust,"This most certainly will need to be kept from the public lest our reputation suffer a ruinous blow. One rogue Esper getting to the wrong people could mean the fall of our entire social order."
His eyes focus upon Goldenrod, his face becoming a stone sheet," Such is the reason that Sabrina regulates her students so heavily, she understands the dangers of the powers we, and the monsters wield."Giovanni closes his eyes in contemplation, Goldie appears to get a little nervous before Boss. squirming a bit in his seat like a child in the principal's office.He slams his hands down upon his desk, only Goldie flinching between the three of you. "Return to your duties, I want this monster found by tomorrow, understand?">Your deadline has been shortened.> Still take a lunch?> Rendezvous with Devon.> Take a nap, you're starting to really feel it..> (Other)
>[X] Still take a lunch?Be practical one works better with food in their stomach.
>>29051534no nap. Lunch sure, but no nap.Fuck giovanni, why you gotta break our balls like this.
>>29051534Let Goldie and Sanna get a short lunch while we take a short Rest. Ask them to get something for us and Devon. We'll eat on the way to meeting Devon.
>>29051534>> Still take a lunch?Yes, but grab something quickly and take it with us. We need to find Devon and tell him what's up immediately.>> Rendezvous with Devon.
>>29051555Thought you were a navy seel.
>>29051680WE'RE ELITE SEELS.More than that, WE'RE ROCKETS.
>>29051534>>29051624I'll agree with this since I don't think our Rest is potent enough to gain much benefit in the time it takes Goldie and Sanna to grab food. Perhaps ask him if he is ok with us bringing him some food or if he doesn't want the smell to distract him from the trail.
>>29051534>> Still take a lunch?Has no one heard of eating while walking.> Rendezvous with Devon.Dont forget his hopdog.
>>29051680it's a rhetorical why you gotta bust our ballsWe can finish it in a day, but I was planning on fucking around a little after we stopped the monster, since we have a week off
>>29051534We have Rank 2 Rest. How much stamina would we recover in the time it'd take for Goldie and Sanna to get our food?What are our stamina levels now?
>>29051768We really need to level up rest more with our next batch of xp
>>29051534Have we gathered any sort of motive for whatever this Esper monster is doing? It is obvious that we're not dealing with some beast, but a creature that is at least as intelligent, if not more so, than a human. There's missing Repel materials? Just what exactly does that entail?Is there a faction within the Dome that is trying to destroy it, perhaps by reverse engineering the Repel tech so that Pokemon can ignore and pass through the field as if it were nothing?Or is there a coalition of extremely intelligent Esper monsters that are actively, yet secretly, plotting the end of Human civilization?? What an unstoppable massacre it would be if all the monsters outside the dome were called to it, and they were able to ravage the interior freely...
>>29051793yeah. We do. It's like our best skill.Well, one of them.
>>29051855it's simple.They're making their own repel device.
>>29051855There is one question you forgot to ask.How the fuck did it get into the dome?
>>29051793It would be useful for long missions outside of the Dome, yes. And especially because we have the MACHO BRACE on us.Plus, more Brian time.>>29051534Is the Macho Brace on, Prof?
>>29051905>>29051905Maybe it's one of the human looking ones
>>29051905teleported in. or were smuggled in.
>>29051915Have them become self aware?
>>29051944>>29051944If it could teleport then why did it walk to get the metals? Not all psychic-types are capable of teleportation.>>29051920It obviously doesn't look human if the guard could identify it as a monster upon seeing.
>>29051891An ANTI-Repel device? Or is this "they" the human faction who is using this Esper, but who in fact is being controlled by said monster? That means that literally ANYONE could be a spy for these Espers..Except for the rangers, and only some of them at that..>>29051905Some person got the bright idea to bring it in, whether the thought was from their own stupid as fuck brain or inserted by the Espers themselves is irrelevant now..
>>29052012Maybe he saw it up close? It might have covered itself in stolen clothing
>>29052040He only got a glance at it before it mindwiped him
>>29052076Clothing can be removed
Maybe we're dealing with a Hypno......
>>29052076Sounds like it could be a Kadabra or a Mr.Mime.God help us if its an Alakazam.
>>29052117They're pretty rare, though, so....
>>29052117The hair was brown. Perhaps a Drowzee.
>>29052117>>29052128Remember, we found a long golden hair.This might be an OC mon or a rogue ranger that people thought was dead.
With that, Giovanni dismisses the three of you. Upon getting some way from his office, you nearly collapse from the exhaustion of running around all day, and your body still tired and sore from the prior day.Sanna's the one to catch you, keeping you from falling on your feet. She holds you up, helping you steady yourself. "Hey Ceru, I know this just got real stressful, but yer not look'n too good. You wanna rest while Goldie an' I get some grub?"You push her away," I can, I can walk on my, my..." You shake your head as your vision blurs."Yeah, no you can't. Go take a nap in your room, we'll wake you up in an hour or a half. Beats tackl'n this look'n the way you do.""But- But I'm the leader." You plead back, trying to assert yourself against them, but it's no use."Okay, you win, I'm tired." You finally admit, receiving a sarcastic smile from Sanna."Good, I'm not gonna have to hit you with any sleep powder, I'll help you t'yer room. We'll get ya when we're ready again, k?""K."Sanna escorts you, keeping you up against your sizable fatigue as the stress all hits you now.You fall into bed without changing, sleeping soundly.____________________________________________________________________>Hours Later
>>29052144>Remember, we found a long golden hair.Hypno, then.Hypno has yellow hair, unlike Kadabra. Goldie was actually described as having brown fur, not blonde.
>>29052159Wait, my mistake on Goldie's fur color. Disregard that bit.Still, Hypno (or Drowzy) is also a possible option for blonde, psychic monsters.
>>29052142>>29052144Drowzee has both brown and golden hair
>>29052150Fuck, team is compromised, we just lost hours.
>>29052221It's not really long though
>>29052144>>29052159>>29052203It's brown.>>28979987 I little bit of extra sniffing and further looking doesn't do much but turn up a single fine, almost silky brown hair.
>>29052150>hoursTEAMTEAMWHY YOU DO THIS TO US TEAM
>>29052237Do you really think the fur would be trimmed in this setting?
>>29052237And Hypno has yellow skin.
>>29052253Presumably they trim themselves.
>>29052253It's not trimmed in the canon setting either. You ever seen animals with short fur? They're quite common.
>>29052319That's skin you dumbass. The hair is around its neck.
>>29052339Kadabra fight between Goldie and this insurgent when?Will there be..Spoons?
>>29052339fuck it's kadabra
>>29052351Hey. Anon. You're being rude. Don't be a jackass.
>>29052351I know that that's why I posted the comparison.Its clearly from a Kadabra. Or an Alakazam.
>>29052150>we'll wake you up in an hour or a half>>Hours LaterWORRY
>>29052418To be fair, the only Esper to be listed is Abra in the Ranger database. All other Espers aside from Espeon are unknown.
>>29052431Uh oh.BLOOD IN THE WATER!
>>29052442Well I know what it possibly is. Its still a mystery IC. Except possibly for goldie.
>>29052442Most psyhic-types don't even have hair.
>>29052442in my opinion, Espeon is best Esper, if only because it's cute.
>>29052470>not GardevoirThat bitch is my second heavy hitter in my Emerald ROM.
Your eyes flutter behind your eyelids with the fantasies of REM sleep.Your stress turns itself into nightmares with visions of the dome cracking from some invisible force, panes of glass falling down on the citizenry, killing people in anguished screams, you rush out to help, you cry out for other rangers to aid you against a sudden invasion of rattatta, pikachu, beedrill. All the Arc-damned beedrills.They bear down upon you and you bring your pals up to fire, but you're out of water, no good. You hunker down to pounce at them with claws extended, only your legs won't extend and you're stuck to the ground, paralyzed by some invisible force.You barely register a Beedrill's insectoid carapace gleaming in the light. Looking down, the stinger's in your body and it begins to dissolve from the poison, spreading down into the land, into the beedrill, and into the rest of the world.Everything poisoned and falling apart.You wake up feeling tired, a look out of the window, you register that it's night time and almost just want to go right back to bed. It's just not worth going out. How are you going to do this mission in a day?Wasn't Sanna supposed to wake you up?>What do you do?
>>29052442And recently the rangers hunted down and killed an Abra, despite them being completely harmless.Seems like the kind of thing that could cause offense.
>>29052537YOU FUCKING IDIOTS, YOU'VE DOOMED US ALL
>>29052535call Sannabitch her out
>>29052535See if Goldie is listening in on us first. Wonder if he could pick up our thoughts just like that? If it's directed at him, that is.Then look for Sanna and Goldie if that doesn't work out.>>29052565Eugh. Terrible leader.
>>29052535Something must have happened to them. Find Goldie and Sanna or Devon.We have to reestablish squad unity now.
>>29052535call teammatesCheck if they're alive.
>>29052575Bitch didn't wake us up when she said she would. A responsible leader would chew her out for this especially when we are on a time limit.
>>29052561In their defense, all Abras do is sleep and teleport.Not really evidence of human intelligence right there.
>>29052608A responsible leader would be stern, but not quick to anger.
>>29052535PanicFind Senna and Goldie.
>>29052575>not reprimanding dereliction of duty she had one fucking job
>>29052535Freezing it should harden it enough to allow us to break free. But what are we going to do about the Beedrill?
>>29052535>Try not to panic.>Panic a lot.ALL HANDS TO BATTLE-STATIONS, RED ALERT!
>>29052659Our immediate reaction shouldn't be to chew someone out and make a loud ruckus. It's to remain levelheaded and assess the situation properly.
>>29052669It was a dream you jackass
>>29052535This is important: Do we have a headache?
>>29052691A splitting one.
>>29052707.... seek out Alexis if we can't contact Goldie.
>>29052707contact squad members, failing that, contact known psychics for help
>>29052691IT'S IN THE BUILDING
>>29052715Does that mean someone psychic attacked us?
>>29052707God damn alpha waves.
True Panic would be if Pic Related happened..Nuclear grade adorableness, laced with untold amounts of suffering..Don't fuck with Espers.
>>29052707>>29052535Ah fuck. Get the team to report.>>29052726Seek Esper.Possibly report this to Giovanni.
>>29052707Panic mode initiated. Call everyone, freak out when they don't respond.
>>290526781.) discipline is important in the military.2.) and my preferred response would be like "Sanna, what the fuck?It was supposed to just be a nap!" not "Sanna you useless cunt bag! I will rape your family"
>>29052535[x] Activate Feint Attack Modo. It's time to find your goddamn team and clear yourself of Esper influence.
>>29052782And that's still the wrong action to take immediately as a leader.Aside from being OOC.
>>29052791Don't you mean Nasty Plot?
>>29052740According to most of the pokedex information on Kadabra, it gives off alpha waves which induce headaches in everybody nearby.
>>29052808Either will do, we just need to get into the zone.
>>29052535>>29052791Not Feint attack. I don't think a proper name has been given to the "Evil" state? Although if Ceru is quick enough on the uptake to think that she's being influenced by a psychic attack and that's the reason why no one came to wake her up, my vote goes to this.
>>29052809Well shit.Wait, why doesn't Goldenrod do that?Or did Sabrina teach him to tone it down?
>>29052809*unintelligible screamed garbling*
>>29052834Probably. That or because he only has bits of a Kadabra.
>>29052847Oh shit we should be calling Devon. We need someone who can function normally with espers about.
>>29052857How can he only have bits of a Kadabra? When an implant evolves, it all evolves (unless a part came from a different "donor").
>>29052879We can.The differences which Prof stated between natural Evil types like Devon and those like Ceru and Kitty is that the latter group have to will their mindset into changing first.
>>29052807Lets just agree to disagree. further arguing over an option that clearly won't be chosen is pointless
>>29052879It's probably attacking us now because Devon isn't here.
>>29052889He didn't replace his entire brain with an Abra's, thus he only has bits of Kadabra.
>>29052889I mean he is only partially a Kadabra instead of being a full Kadabra.>>29052908Kitty needed lots of training for that though. We probably cant get the full deal yet.
Giovanni said:>You should rely more on Devon. He is immune to esper bullshit and can be relied on to not get his mind fucked.Everyone in the thread said:>Oh god EVERYTHING has been mind fucked we need to find Goldie and Sanna!!!11!1!No one anywhere said:>We should find Devon to serve as an anti-esper bullshit safeguard so this kinda shit doesn't happen.
>>29052948I said it literally five minutes ago.
>>29052948The thing is, we don't know where Devon is.
>>29052948>call devonis part of>call everyone
>>29052974That wasn't there when I started writing my reply, I'm just multitasking right now. If I was paying full attention to the thread, I would have mentioned Devon sooner.
while I enjoy this quest and Prof, this is probably the most toxic fanbase of a quest I regularly follow (which is an admittedly small number of 5)petty little fits of bitching pepper these threads
>>29053049>I wouldn't mind some bitching pepper right nowIts Pokemon man, What do you expect?
>>29053049Well this is 4chan.
>>29053049The few arguments I've seen so far in this thread aren't anything beyond unusual, although that's because of the lack of anyone arguing about pokeparts. Those guys are hard to deal with.
>>29052535Nasty Plot, check email, ping the team, plan
>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRVVm6jRiR4&list=PL616C409141684A9EYou force yourself out of bed, your head pounding. It's weird that you slept so long and came out of it with so much fatigue. Could it just be from that bad dream that you... You...Don't remember?You engage your index, getting ready to put the thing to short-wave. As you do so, you see an email from Devon in your log.Opening it.>"Leppa Berries Are Spicy. Get some at the Rocket Cafe."The time reads couple hours ago. about two hours after you went to sleep. Likely went to Sanna and Goldenrod too.After that:>"Civ.G. at dorms.">"Sanna and Goldie got taken, going to find them. Where are you?"You put the shortwave on, calling for the any of them. Between the pulses of your headaches and broadcasts you go into your evil state to try to shake off the headache. This really, really hurts."C here. Team, do you copy? C here. Team, do you copy?""D here, you want it?""D, what are you doing? What's going on? Wait, what?""C, Civ.G showed at dorms. G got held up. I hid from 'em. They looked kinda crazy and had guns. They took Sanna and Goldie out of the dorm. What the Reverse are you doing?""Just woke up, I went to take a nap. Sanna was supposed to wake me up.""Well nice goin' fat cat. Down to me and you, civvie guard's screwed up, and the trams aren't running anymore tonight. G's gonna be pissed about this crap."Your blood runs a lot colder than usual. Right, this is going to look really bad. How can you explain this? Oh crap.. Is this about earlier or?.."You got something to say Cerulean? G told me we need to get this resolved, what are we going to do?"> Goldie and Sanna got taken by Civic Guard, out of Boss's hands. You have a splitting headache and still feel pretty unrested >Stamina: 15%> Next move Ceru?
>>29053169Well it looks like it's time to let devon to use that murder boner of his
>>29053169>You force yourself out of bed, your head pounding. It's weird that you slept so long and came out of it with so much fatigue. Could it just be from that bad dream that you... You...>Don't remember?Oh shit!Ask Devon what he means by "crazy".Let's regroup first, get away from the dorms.
>>29053169if we can't rely on Goldie for psionic help we need Alexis.
>>29053169See if we can smell anything familiar. Like the scent of that hair.
>>29053169tell devon we probably had someone fuck with our mind. In person.We should probably get alexis to fix our mind fuck, and then immediately retrieve our squad members.Then go after the fucking monster we were plannuing to HOURS ago
>>29053169We were hit by a psychic let's see if we can pick up a trail.
>>29053169We can have Devon bust them out. Tell him we were probably attacked by a psychic.Get Alexis to do something about our memory.After that, priority should be on the monster, not fixing the guards. Use any leads that Devon picked up, or look for trails from whatever messed up our memory.
>>29053169Wait, the Civvy guard got mind controlled into taking ROCKET TRAINEES from the ROCKET DORMSHoly shit, this breach is worse than we thought.
>>29053169First off, ask Devon what he meant by "crazy". If the civic guard are being controlled by a psychic, it'd be bad news to leave Goldie and Sanna with them.
>>29053169inform him of the potential esper shenanigans"non lethal if you can, kill if you must but do not fail to recover teammates"
>>29053296Not to mention Giovanni is going to have their and our asses if we don't fix this shit
>>29053169Sniff around, we still have the Kadabra's trail don't we?If it fucked with our mind in person, it's probably still close around.And I don't really see it as subtle enough to erase its scent from our mind.
>>29053169Okay, track the scents of the civ guard that took Sanna and Goldie. Track them until you find a point in the trail that intersects with the monster and then switch to trailing that.Meanwhile, have Devon bust Goldie and Sanna out. Tell him to not leave any incriminating evidence, try to avoid unnecessary casualties, and have Goldie remove anything that gets missed.
>>29053327It might not be a Kadabra, though. Our dream is gone right now, and I don't think a Kadabra would be interested in stealing a nightmare.
Are you sure that you want to authorize Devon to attack the Civvie guard?>>29053328>>29053321>>29053282
>>29053358Looks like drowzee is back on the menu boys
>>29053328>avoid unnecessary casualtiesguess it HAS passed that threshold, huh?>>29053169wait, CHUCK! Where is he, and has he been mindwiped again?
>>29053328Why would we want Devon assisting an escape? Goldie can leave any time he wants, and he can take Sanna too, who has powders for incapacitating guards.>>29053368NO
>>29053368No, definitely not.We need to assess the situation first. Investigate the circumstances under which the guard took Sanna and Goldie.
>>29053368Hell no, that seems like the kind of thing that could end disastrously.If anyone's doing that, it should be us.
>>29053328Goldenrod can teleport.Can even take people with him.
>>29053368leaders face tough decisions and this is one of them.first confirm if civvie guard has been compromised.stealth but authorize self defense
>>29053368no, we're not doing that yet. we haven't even rendevoused yet.
>>29053368no hellfire, that's for sure.tell him to find out where they are, and how messed up the guard has become. He will probably just need to give Goldie an opening to teleport. Give him discretion on whether to bust them out or not.And make sure Sanna and Goldie agree on whatever action he'll take.
>>29053368Best to just have him observe for now. No need for any premature actions.
>>29053426We should sniff around for the monster though, if we think it has something to do with our sleeping problems.
>>29053368Fine, switch the roles.He can track the monster, Ceru can stage a rescue. I suggested Devon because he doesn't have the same limits of his evil states as we do and so is less prone to psychic attack.But, if we wish to avoid excessive casualties, we'll need to utilise our evil state in order to bust Goldie and Sanna out, because *something* is clearly wrong if Goldie has not returned yet.Of course, using it for what I imagine is going to be a significant period of time is going to push sanity checks. It's a risk we have to take, and probably still better than letting Devon do it.Devon is also a better tracker, I believe, so it actually works out fine.tl;dr, Have Devon track the civ guard trail and locate the trail of the monster, while Ceru attempts a rescue operation.
>>29053419Then why hasn't he?Sanna and Goldie are likely compromised. I reckon freezing water could snap them out of it, but getting to them is still going to be an issue. Devon should not be the one going on a low-casualty rescue mission. Devon should be tracking the mastermind.
>>29053457He could be gathering intel.Also are you assuming there are multiple psychic monsters working together?
>>29053457We suspect the monster is the psychic. So I don't see the logic of you suggesting that Devon go retrieve Goldie and Sanna because he's psychic resistant.
>>29053494Hypno/Kadraba tag team of DOOM!!!
>>29053169rendevous with devon. Have him assist you in the rescue mission.After which hunt donw the mastermind, assuming he is not at the rescue mission location.
>>29053501we also don't know how MANY monsters there are.
... a perspective switch to Devon nowish would be kinda cool
>>29053501I was suggesting the opposite, realising the flaws in my initial outline.Devon tracks the monster, Ceru rescues the others.
>>29053548So would a perspective switch to giovanni
>>29053570Rolling to be awesome would get old after awhile I think
>>29053591>roll 1>be awesome>roll 20>wear speedos
"D, what do you mean by crazy?"There's a momentary silence on the other side of the line," Well, I don't know. Lots of shit I see looks pretty messed up.To me it looked like they were taking murderers for the firing squad. Might be that bad, might not be. I'm the worst person to ask.But the Civvie guard came specifically for them. Probably me too, but I wasn't inside and hid from them since they would be coming to lock me away for life."You lay back in your bed at that, sniffing the air of your room. No unfamiliar scents. Just yours.Okay, relax, calm down, breath."Why would they come for them?""Probably because of the crap we went through earlier today. Hey, you can see in the dark, right?"You nod your head before saying," Yes.""Meet me in Green Park, we'll hunt the monster together."You frown at that,"What about Sanna and Goldie?""Forget about them. They're at the civic guard. If this is about earlier then they're being detained. Especially Goldie for attempted altering of the damn mind. It's kind of cool as Reverse that he knows how to, but getting caught at it is a freaking joke."> Visit the Civic Guard HQ to try freeing Sanna and Goldie.> Hunt into the night with Devon.> Go to sleep, this'll all get better tomorrow.> Talk to Boss.> Talk to Kitty.> (Other)
>>29053624Alright, let's go hunt with Devon.
>>29053624Thank you proffessor Yggdrasil for muh shadow runs, muh shadow runs
>>29053624I am torn between night hunting with cute'n'mean VS getting the gang back together.Is there some way we can get giovanni to settle the charges?I knew that report going back was going to bite us in the ass. I knew it.
>>29053604All cases of Giovanni rolling a 20 have been classified, due to [REDACTED]If a new case is witnessed, contact the Elite Four for immediate [REDACTED]>>29053624Tell him we may have been hit by a psychic attack. Get Alexis to fix up our head. Ask her what happened in the dorm. THEN decide whether to go with Devon
>>29053684>Is there some way we can get giovanni to settle the charges?No. It was just stated that it was out of his hands.Also, it was lunch and a nap that did us in. If we actually skipped that, we would have stayed on the move and Sanna and Goldie would not have been captured.
>>29053624>>29053690I'm fine with paying Alexis a quick visit to have our heads examined. Although we can't divulge any information to her or include her in the mission.
>>29053684Its not the report that bit us in the ass its the mindwiping
>>29053624>> Hunt into the night with Devon.time is a factor, we've slept enough
>>29053704The brain wipe and report is what did us in. Without that, we wouldn't have to worry about goldie being arrested on grand high mind fucking.The nap I also voted against, but wasn't the real culprit>>29053721yeah, my point exactly. Mindwiping is only good if done -before- a report is made.
>>29053721Yeah, but no one would have been captured if we had stayed on the move.
>>29053624http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13Vo_9vCEncDuo hunting, HO!In all seriousness, we are the only two immune to its effects, Devon always, us in evil mode. This could only have ended with us fighting them while mind controlle,d or hurting them. Lets let Devon off his leash.
>>29053624Maybe go near the Civic Guard HQ to see if anything seems off or if we can establish mental contact with Goldenrod?They really shouldn't have any way of keeping him imprisoned.
>>29053745I smell and incident abrewing
>>29053745Actually we should get in touch with Kitty if possible, since she too is able to resist psychic attacks isn't she?
>>29053733>The brain wipe and report is what did us in. Without that, we wouldn't have to worry about goldie being arrested on grand high mind fucking.I'm not saying the guard wouldn't have been on us for that. But I am saying that the lunch and nap were what allowed Senna and Goldie to be captured. We're already on the run from the guard right now, but if we had chosen not to eat and sleep (and neither of which we really got to do, since the latter didn't even help us recover; we didn't even get to roll for this stuff), they'd still be with us.
we need to get them out of there SOMEhow.Do you think bringing back the corpse of a psychic pokemon would be enough to get goldie off the hook, explained away as "Layers upon layers of psychic bullshit" on the monster's part?
>>29053624>[X] Hunt into the night with Devon.Kill the head and the body dies. I'm making a bet on the probability of the mind control being broken if we take out the monster.
>>29053624>> Hunt into the night with Devon.This thing needs to get got. Fast.If we get it got, Boss can pull some strings to get Goldie and Sanna away from the civies.
>>29053771Operation parameters, limited squad size.
>>29053771She's not a part of the mission.>>29053751The law keeps him inside. He can't keep breaking the laws now, can he? The only reason he and Sanna did the first time was because we ordered them to free Devon.
>>29053735Frankly, Sanna messed up, and you don't just try to erase mistakes without the risk of things getting worse.>>29053717that's not how mind healing works. Having her heal us will ineviteably leak sensitive information. With the current emergency though, I think it's worth it.Just ask her to not ask any questions that will waste time.
>>29053774Mother fucker who suggested that bloody nap?I just wanted us to grab a couple of sandwiches and eat them on the move.
>>29053624That reminds me, deactivate Macho Brace. We need all of our freedom for THE HUNT.
>>29053774>>29053733Ah, see, this could have worked out.Assuming the report caused an incident that drew the attention of our out of control esper, it would have immediately traced Sanna and Goldie back to the rocket dorms and made efforts to capture them.Which is exactly what they did, I reckon. If we didn't go to sleep, we probably would have been able to intercept them and get the monster scent earlier. Unfortunately, we were asleep, so there's no point crying over spilt milk.So basically, deal with the psychic monsters and it all falls apart. if there is proof that their minds were tampered with by the psychic monster, even if such information is redacted to the public, we can play it all off as Goldie trying to fix the damage that was done.>[X] Hunt into the night with Devon.
we need to think of how we are going to exhonerate our squad members, and work our actions into that.Would stopping this monster free them or provide evidence that allows us to free them?
>>29053853I was hoping the boss could just throw his weight around
>>29053852>So basically, deal with the psychic monsters and it all falls apart. if there is proof that their minds were tampered with by the psychic monster, even if such information is redacted to the public, we can play it all off as Goldie trying to fix the damage that was done.Oh anon. You master spinmaster you.If we had the psychic monster as proof, that would provide Giovanni with even more leverage.
>>29053815It's not on. Ceru's just still tired from not getting a proper sleep since she used it for rocket training the day before the mission started.For those concerned, you guys didn't get a roll because the argument from earlier, the one after the critfail, messed up Goldenrod's mind-wipe. I'm seeing a lot of hunting with Devon. Ready to get this case around to a close?
>>29053853There's a good chance that it would. Depends how entrenched the psychic breach is - If it extends to the civvy guard, then any evidence for the guilt of our team-mates collapses like a house of cards.
>>29053863It was stated that it was out of Giovanni's hands this time.>>29053880>For those concerned, you guys didn't get a roll because the argument from earlier, the one after the critfail, messed up Goldenrod's mind-wipe.Oh, no, I was talking about our nap.
>>29049054>Suddenly deep fear that Goldie planted the conversation they had in everyone's heads>Oh god why.
>>29053880http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-a23Iwzlk8My answer, in song.
>>29053880Not all of our moves use stamina, right? Could you list down which ones don't? And how much stamina the ones that do use it cost?
>>29053880seems like the only way to free our friends legally is to prove a psychic monster was the one fucking with things, and goldie was the one fixing everything.LET'S CATCH US A GRABOID
>>29053902>>29053902YOU FUCKING IDIOT GOLDIE, YOU FUCKIN IDIOT
>>29053801Regardless of who suggested it, the QM made it clear that we fucking needed it.
>>29053908Also, oh man. If we get into a fight, this would make it the second fight we've gotten to in a row where we haven't properly rested. Gawd, why are we always unlucky enough to have these sorts of things thrown at us when we're at a huge disadvantage? Alexis right after critical surgery and the mission right after we finished our first day of using the Macho Brace.
>>29053938Such is the life of the ELITE.
>>29053908Water gunThat's all them
>>29053938>ifMighty optimistic there.>>29053880But good point, Professor is there a quick way to regain a little stamina while on the move? Special Rocket Rations?
>>29053938because we haven't mastered turning the battle to our advantage yet
>>29053892well let's just hope the Boss has some juicy blackmail on some Civie big shot.I want them out too but we gotta monster to find now. They'll just have to wait.I feel kinda bad, this is Ceru's fault. We gave the mindwipe order...
>>29053965>Mighty optimistic there.Shh. SHHH.>>29053954One of these days, we're just going to have to tell people that they'll have to take a rain check. Because we need to friggin' rest.
>>29053965Some time of Berry probably does. Like Leppas.
>>29053965Unfortunately there's no rocket soldier pill.Naruto reference.I just want the ride to be over.>>29053984>I feel kinda bad, this is Ceru's fault. We gave the mindwipe order...Such is the state of being leader.>HUNTING TIME
>>29053965Power point restoration items should work
>>29053984at least I gave the order to not mindwipe and was outvoted, so I don't have guilt.Just remember this for next time guys. If they've gotten a report off, mindwipes only make it worse.
>>29053995http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ftwHWw7uZALET THE HUNT BEGIN
>>29053984We can probably bullshit them about Goldie trying to fix some psychic manipulation on their brains. That is, if we manage to capture the psychic monster/retrieve its corpse.>>29053995>I just want the ride to be over.We all do, Prof...
>>29053995Hah I get it because we're fat.
>>29053984Never regret the calls you make. At the time, you thought that they were the right decision. Learn from your mistakes, by all means, but never, NEVER second guess yourself. When all the chips are down, regret and hesitation are the two deadliest motherfuckers in the entire universe.
>>29053995Hopefully you won't make a habit of introducing us into an event right when we're at our most tired. I mean, nothing wrong with doing that. Unless it happens all the time. With Goldie, it was fine since there were hints of him disappearing right before our surgery. But it was a bit 'iffy' when this mission was introduced.
>>29054019Yeah, I was thinking of asking Goldie to take the fall. he has a known history of acting up (at least in the Rocket ranks)I have no idea how to make it up to him though
>>29053995I'm enjoying the ride.I'm loving all the shadowrunning and tacticool. I didn't follow this quest for this, but I am glad it happened anyway.
>>29054010Hey, anon. You're being a jerk, do you understand that? No one likes a person who runs their mouth of like you.And it was the roll of the dice that caused the problem.
>>29054019It's probably going to be classified as fuck, but I reckon given the circumstances the case is going to be whisked away.
>>29054053>Yeah, I was thinking of asking Goldie to take the fall. he has a known history of acting up (at least in the Rocket ranks)I don't understand how that relates to what I said? My post was a suggestion as to how to absolve him of the guilt.
>>29054058yes and no, Prof did warn us conflicting reports with the mindwiped people saying "gee I don't remember issuing that report" would cause problems.
>>29054050>But it was a bit 'iffy' when this mission was introduced.Had the choice to skip going to Lilac and whether or not to use the Macho brace for training.>>29054055By ride, I meant the ride of Naruto. I see an end in sight and I only keep up to see how the series will end. It just doesn't have the staying power of one Piece plot-wise.
>>29054058part of planning is minimizing the times the roll of the dice can fuck you over. I'm willing to drop the topic, but don't go blaming everything on bad dice, as that way lies madness.
>>29054085Naruto has always been terribleWhy would you even watch it?
>>29054085>Had the choice to skip going to Lilac and whether or not to use the Macho brace for training.The second happened before the mission introduction and the first had been delayed by our mother's friend.
>>29053917IF THAT HAPPENED EVERYTHING IS RUINEDEVERYTHINGEVERY-FUCKING-THING
>>29054085 He's been cockteasing us with an ending for almost two years now, it isn't coming prof. Just like Bleach.
>>29054075ah, I misread. I feel my suggestion would keep our operation in the dark.Goldie just wanted his "good pal" Devon off the hook.I think it would really cover the tracks of our mission and discretion is important in this mission.
>>29054098On the same branch, don't go blaming everything on poor planning, as that way lies paranoia.
>>29054133no but seriously, mindwiping someone after they make a radio call is a bad plan, and we should avoid it in the future.Jedi mind jiggers to make them recall their radio call are acceptable however.
>>29054085One piece is nuts. Its all breaking out of prisons and fighting unbeatable assholes and you are all "how can they top this" and then the main character knocks out 50000 guys with a mean look
>>29054058>relying on dice>for anythingWe were fucked the second we made the choice.
>>29054128pretty sure bleech ended
>>29054082Yes, but there would have been a difference in the repercussions we had received.>>29054098People understood the risks of taking a dice roll. The problem is, you're acting like a spaz.
>>29054122GOLDIE, WE'LL HAVE YOUR ASS FOR THIS
damnit guys, what happened to getting our heads checked? Devon said it himself: he's not the one to ask whether Sanna and Goldie are in deep shit. We need to ask someone what happened in the dorm, and check if we've been mindwiped while we're at it.>>29053852this works, though. We can do this after making sure we weren't subconciously manipulated to screw this up.
Out of pure terror, ProfessorWhat is the penalty if we ordered Goldie to mindwipe some guys and accidentally spilled huge secrets to the public guard, making them witch hunt Rangers.Just uh.Wondering.
>>29054116Land of Waves and the chuunin exam arcs trick people into thinking its good.
>>29054129Oh, I was just talking about AFTER the mission was over. Since Prof has apparently hinted that we're moving towards the end of it now.
>>29054170>After the missionALL THIS OPTIMISIM.
>>29054150If you should know, I actually voted against us taking that action.But whenever something goes bad because my suggestion wasn't taken, I keep quiet and roll with it. I don't take a piss over everyone from my ivory friggin' tower.
>>29054159I'm for getting a head check, and have suggested it a couple times. If the narrative doesn't go that way, then it doesn't go that way and I hope it doesn't come back to murder us.
>>29054116The reason naruto is terrible is because of the revenge bullshit.
>>29054160Why do people actually think Goldie transplanted memories of our conversation to those guys?We only rolled a 6 for how bad it was. Yeesh.
>>29054160Easy, Giovanni will crit a seduce check on all of them, crisis adverted
>>29054224W-w-we're almost at the end, guys. We can do t-this!
>>29054205I assume rolling a 10 would kill them all, or like, swap all their memories.
>>29054201and the fact that most of the "ninjas" are wizards
>>29054233I find my previous quest face apropos for this.
>>29054234And why would you assume that rolling a 6 would have Goldie accidentally put the memory of our conversation and details about the mission in their memory? That's too extreme.When Zapdos passed by and we got a 5, we had a blackout. Don't blow these kinds of things out of proportion.
>>29054233Not while Kubo can keep raking it in.
>>29054249Only ten more years of white backgrounds and "Behind you"
>>29054238That'd be fine if they even used spells.Most of the time it's either crazy eyes or tailed beasts.When's the last time someone who wasn't an Uchiha used genjutsu?
>>29054274At first I thought: "Is that fucking Handsome Jack?"And then I saw the filename and I was like: "Close enough."
>>29054233no we can't
Idea: Upgrading our evil mode to the point it becomes a split personality.Thoughts? I just like the idea of going evil mode, and having Devon be totally enamored with it, but hate us when we're in cute mode.
>>29054435N-n-no anon....you've still got years ahead of you....please don't...don't die on me now...what would have been the point of all these years we spent if you aren't here with me....
>>29054478While it would be inteteresting, it would piss alot of people off
>>29054478Eh, if we develop that way, we'd be like Kitty, whose mind scares Goldie away.I'd rather keep our compatibility with Goldie good, to take full advantage of his powers.
>>29054478That's stupid on multiple levels.
>>29054478I liked the Evil moves at first, but the idea of an "evil mode" puts me off.Having gone through Mason/Duke/Prof. writing Arthur's descent into madness in Gargoyle Quest makes me not want this quest to go the same way. It wouldn't end well in any sense.Oh, and the whole using it to husbando Devon will probably make people not like the suggestion. If that was your goal, to make people dislike evil moves, well good job I guess.
>>29054520Besides, I think having two personalities would make devon go full shadowruns
>>29054478evil people don't necessarily like other evil people.Devon's not so bad, but there are better ways to gun for him.
>>29054520 My intent was to kill time, waiting for prof is suffering.
>Hey guys! Lets develop schizophrenia!
>>29054554ah, well then, let's talk about devon/cerulean hunting.They make great buddy cops. Or roommates.
>>29054563>roommatesI would pay to see that. Best tv show ever.
>>29054557Schizophrenia is not multiple personality disorder.
>>29054563good cop and bad cop become hug cop and psycho cop
>>29054572ONE'S A LOVEABLE CAT GIRL UNICORN THINGTHE OTHER IS A PARANOID DOG MAN ABLE TO SPIT NAPALM
>>29054574to be fair, that is a common misconceptionand the evil persona would probably be a paranoid schizo
You take a moment to gather yourself, your tired mind flitting about all of your options right now, and you find them in wanting. Devon is right. It's time to hunt the thing down."Monster hunt. We should pick up Repel Tech to hunt it. We're taking this thing down."Devon laughs into the radio," Right then! Atta girl fattie! Pick one up for me from Rocket Requisitions. It'll be logged by silph, but not until it's too late for this beastie."Devon cuts out, leaving you alone again in your room.Your headache wanesm, but you still don't remember your dream, it's a really odd feeling.The mission though? What do you remember?Monster, gun, metals, infiltration... It's all there. You're good, or at least you should be.You strap into your combat CGS, affixing your voltorb in place, your macho brace still on, even if it's starting to chafe against your fur, no need to bother taking it off.You check with Alexis, asking her to check you for memory holes. Her expressionless mask looks you over, she touches a hand to your head, and she furrows a naked brow," What am I looking for exactly?""Anything missing? Anything at all?"She sighs, removing her hand from your brow," Doesn't work that way Cerulean." She crosses her arms, her lack of overall expression rather disheartening."Ah, sorry, sorry for wasting your time. Bye!" You run off, got to meet Devon. Got to get Repel tech and meet Devon.The Requisitions Office gives you a little trouble at first, though the steward clears you once they realize who you are."You're a good girl right? What's the worst that can happen?"In your mind, you chide the steward for being unprofessional on the job, though you've got little room to talk. You thank them and run off, affixing the device to your CGS.
>>29054563>One's a hothead>The other is as cool as ice>Can these two opposites work together long enough to crack the case of the century?>The buddy cop film of the year>From Rocket Film Productions>Coming to you this winter>FREEZER-BURN>Rated PG+ 13
>>29054583We are the unicorn wizard.
________________You meet Devon along the stroke of midnight. Through shortwave he reveals his location, he too has switched to Rocket Blacks and affixes his own Repel-tech."Can't believe they let you get one at this time of night.""Really that surprising? ""Well, for me. They'd turn me away if I just went and asked like this. Though I guess it's from the short leash that those controlling bastards are keeping me on."You nod, in acknowledgement, though don't pick up any more on this conversation. "Got a lead?"Devon nods," Yeah. Been sniffing around. Look, the Civvies didn't stink of monster until they got with Sanna and your boytoy-""Devon." You chide him, too tired for this nonsense."He raises his hands in a feigned apology," Alright, alright. Chew toy sound better? Whatever, look. THe monster's been all over the dome, even taking the damn tram. That's what I've gotten from hunting around all day since we split."You nod slowly, this isn't anything that necessarily surprising given the breach," Yes, yes, and?""I was getting to that.""You told me that the workers all got wiped, so I followed around places that I could pick up their stink and went from there.""Yes, and?""I'm getting to that fuck'n part, just give me a damn second." Devon snarls, his teeth like a dog's dripping with fiery toxins.You bid him to continue, and just like that, he does."Found out that the thing's been around but it's trail always ends up with it leaving the dome- on foot. Does it often enough too.""Then it's not interested in staying here? It's...""Bingo- It's taking the metal somewhere, Likely it's building something. Question is what. Question is where. But the answer is that we can get there."He told you to get Repel-tech. "Devon, you don't mean-""We get this thing, we get the credit for it. We get rid of the threat to the dome ourselves, finish the mission, and make boss proud."
He's actually serious about this..> Alright, let's go. This can't wait.> No, Devon, we can't do this. We need to tell the others.> (Other)
>>29054599Trailer ends with a flash shot of Giovanni in a speedo, acting as a jumpscare
>>29054620Shit dog, outside the dome on 15% stamina? About how much combat can we even sustain on that pitiful amount?
>>29054626>Trailer ends with a flash shot of Giovanni in a speedo, acting as a fanserviceftfy
>>29054620[x]one sec[x]leave sealed note with alexis in the event we don't come back detailing devon's findings[x]okay let's go
>>29054620wait what happened to asking Alexis what happened with the Civ Guard? People who aren't asleep notice this kind of thing, right?If Alexis thinks they're fine, then go ahead with the hunt.
>>29054600https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMt2BXzspVc>>29054620>> (Other)is requesting back up out of the question?if so, we can just lie in wait. It comes by this way, doesn't it? ambush!
>>29054620>Alright let's goThis situation just got so much worse.
>>29054620It would be a problem if there were more than one monster around.Alright, let's go on the hunt, but forewarn Devon that we're running on low so we'll be acting in a supportive capacity (ignore any snide remarks that may come from him on doing all the work himself and/or on Ceru's weight).
>>29054609>[X] Alright, let's go. This can't wait.HOLY FUCKING SHITIt is literally walking around inside the dome entirely unmolested. This is a ridiculous security breach, and needs to be dealt with RIGHT NOW.EVERYONE could be compromised.
>>29054644>>29054620This, but we need to leave the findings with Boss, this is a top secret mission, and if we fuck it up, he'll need to pick our replacement.
>There is no way to artificially increase your StaminaGod damn it, why aren't potions a thing?...Or PP up?
>>29054682>>29054644>>29054620I don't mind leaving them with the boss either, I just figure it might be hard to wake him at this time of night
>>29054684PP up only increases the maxether to recharge
>>29054640Few attacks. Stam regens in combat due to adrenaline though, so you won't necessarily be SoL.>>29054648I forgot that point.>Civ guard: Alexis told you that the Civ guard came looking for Goldie and Sanna, taking them in as suspects for an incident earlier in the day. Something concerned with attempted mid-wiping, an extreme offense from an esper.They were looking for Devon, and Cerulean, but they were told that she was with Devon.
>>29054682Why don't we just send him an email or something?We need to move now.
>>29054620>> Alright, let's go. This can't wait.I so much wish that we'd leveled Rest up to 6 or 7.
>>29054700Yeah, Email, that works.
>>29054699I knew it. The mindwipe totally failed and they got pulled in.Sigh. Well, I'd say the honorable thing to do is go with Devon, take this god damn monster down for good, and come back to turn ourselves in, admitting we told Goldie to do it and it is all our fault, we were trying to keep the mission secret.Hopefully all those brownie points aren't good for nothing.Oh and warn Devon we're running on less than quarter tank
>>29054699Alright then, LET THE HUNT BEGINwe kinda need to take rests every so often though, maybe let Devon take point if he's still in top form.
>>29054699Ah well that's kind of... warranted.Why did people think mind-wiping was a good idea, instead of just implanting a suggestion that it be a good idea that Devon be released into our custody?
>>29054741If we catch the monster, we can scape goat it for the mindwipe!
>>29054748because we agreed it was a good idea last thread, but the context of the situation changed, and they didn't catch on.Let us not gloat about being right and instead try to fix it.
>>29054748Dunno man, I got here late.It did end sorta in our favor though, Devon is the linchpin here in all this. I have newfound respect for him. Like, a lot of respect for him.
>>29054748Pack leader doesn't leave anyone behind! Also, I think Devon thought better of us for helping him out?
>>29054757Oh my god, you just don't know how to stop acting like that, can you?>>29054752Although I think Giovanni wants to keep the fact that a monster was inside on the down-low to preserve the reputation of the Rockets?
>>29054748It was a good idea, but critfails are the bane of all good plans.
>>29054752But didn't Giovanni just say that it's important that the public not find out that a psychic monster has breached our defenses?
>>29054790Then it will all be massively redacted and played off as mass hysteria.
well, we've fucked goldie over entirely, and there is no method to recover him.
>>29054797We'll just take the blame. Giovanni knows that being leader isn't full of good decisions. He'll understand. Like I said, I'm hoping all those brownie points are good here.
>Leaving Dome with Devon for the first time.>Send email to boss>Back up is not an option.Anything else to add to the list?
>>29054790>>29054797>>29054804Regardless, if it does fall down on Goldie, we really must take full responsibility.Leadership has it's bad points.
>>29054764>>29054790I was asking we tried mind-wiping in particular, and not using other, still possibly psychic, ways of letting Devon escape.
>>29054817We can send emails? How?
>>29054817We haven't been wearing the Macho Brace the whole time, have we?
>>29054824With little email sender things?The dome has a comm network thing. It's weird, but it more or less works.
>>29054817Yeah. Tell the Boss to help out Goldie and Sanna. And for the reason why:"I'm sorry Boss, I tried to keep it secret."
>>29054817Devon is on point, he has the scent and we need to conserve our energy.
>>29054836yep. Its turned off though.
>>29054836We're still wearing it, but it's not activated.You have to turn it on, otherwise it's just like wearing a harness thing. Kinda uncomfortable from it rubbing on you, but not MACHO STRONG.
>>29054845In retrospect we should have had Sanna admit that she panicked and accidentally used sleep spore.Since she hasn't exactly been much help on the mission so far, and she could have gotten a lighter sentence.
>>29054845That's useless, though. Because it was already stated that Giovanni couldn't do anything about it for now.
Why are people trying to take the fall for the mindwipe? If we make it back it is going to be with the head of a psychic monster we can scapegoat. Aren't you a fucking ROCKET?
>>29054863because giovanni wants to keep the psychic monster secret.We'll bring the head back, and then discuss with giovanni what to do from there.A probable cover story is the thing was manipulating humans from outside the dome with its powers.
>>29054863Except people aren't supposed to know about the psychic monster because that's the kind of thing that could cause a huge panic and cast doubts on the efficiency of the Rangers as an organization.It is all kinds of messed up that the Kadabra was able to pull this shit off.
>>29054860All Sanna's really done so far is fuck up stuff, far as I can tell. Her temper is really bothersome. I don't suggest ever bringing her and Devon on a trip together again.>>29054861For now, yeah. But he's the boss, and a pretty smart guy to boot. Its important he knows it was our fault, at least, but that we're fixing the problem.Least, that was my thought process.
>>29054863We cant show people the monster because of the mass hysteria because of a free wandering monster inside the dome.
>>29054863The rockets look TERRIBLE if news gets out that a psychic pokemon is wandering the dome freely.In otherwords, if anything, we will be the scapegoat for the Esper.
>>29054863That would reveal that a psychic monster had infiltrated the city. Which we don't want, it'd panic people.This mission stays quiet. We come up with some excuse or cover story, take the sentence, and our Boss makes it all go away.
>>29054797>>29054790What if "somebody" was "smuggling" monsters into the dome and we were investigating. Goldie was just checking for contamination but it setoff some kind of psychic mindwipe trap. We didn't want to incite a panic.unfortunately, we had to kill the esper monster, so our lead to the "smugglers" has gone cold
>>29054888A Kadabra that was stealing metals.Probably to turn them into spoons.
>>29054912There's no easy way out of this.Mostly because that was a moronic idea.
>>29054924Oh fuck. Don't be an asshole, anon. God. It's people like you that make a quest hard to play through.
>>29054919We could say that there was an Espeon involved, and remind people the importance of buying Everstone collars for their Eevees.Or putting them down if Everstones aren't grimdark enough for the QM.
>>29054912Basically this. We'll take the fall for ordering the mindwipe when we get back. No matter how bad it is, we can't let Goldie and Sanna take the blame for what we ordered. All that shit about how 'We're the leader, so do as we say' goes both ways. Take responsibility anons.
>>29054945Ah, yes. The equivalent of the "weather balloon and swamp gas" explanation.We're becoming more and more like the Men in Black.
>>29054945are espeon friendship evolution common knowledge?otherwise solid plan
>>29054945I like the rogue Espeon cover story.We might need Geovanni to procure a dead one to tote as the culprit, though.
>>29054955you say that like its a bad thing
>>29054955Man imagine the stories people will tell if we do turn into that.
>>29054960or just maim and destroy the actual culprit beyond recognition
>>29054960Considering the worth of all the metals that have been stolen, if we manage to retrieve them all, the Rockets will probably get a very fat paycheck from Ms. Seraphis for this mission.
>>29054972>Suddenly want all the rockets to wear shades.
>>29054945I like this ideaalso couldn't everstones be implanted into the eevees?
>>29054990Curse you, Prof, for not making it a part of our official uniform.
>>29054990"Goldie, you need to stop mind-wiping that poor thing, no really, it's gonna give it cancer or something"
>>29054990Well don't those boost dark attacks?
>>29054997Let's just say it was a careless owner.Or, perhaps, the child of two eevees that was born without anyone knowing.
>>29054990Why wouldn't they be an included part of the uniform when there are dozens of monsters that can do crazy shit with light ranging from blinding flashes to making the sun itself bear down on the world with hundredfold intensity?
>>29054982They're already afraid of us. maybe we'll get to throw our weight around moremove over Elite 4we Majestic 12 now!
>>29055019Well then we could hope it evolves into flareon
>>29055040>>29055040> Flareon, the only fully evolved fire type that doesn't learn solar beamaka inverted danger
>>29055024Ordinary sunglasses aren't strong enough and the materials for the dark boosting shades are uncommon enough to make it unfeasible to equip all Rockets with it?It's not as if we'll always be battling monsters who shoot lightning and fire.>>29055040Why?
>>29055063Flareon sucks a whale penis compared to the rest of the eeveelutions
>>29055073Er....I was talking about setting up an Eevee that had evolved into an Espeon as the culprit behind the psychic incidents and that Goldie had simply tried to rectify it.
>>29055094I assume you were asking why we could hope uneverstoned eevees would evolve into flareon. My mistake
>>29055119>Implying stats mean shit here.
>>29055133Ok you got me there. However I just thought, Vaporeon would be horrifying in this, it could invade the water supply
>>29055178Straight up out of your kitchen sink, The Blob style.
>>29055178And Jolteon is a miniature walking machinegun cat
>>29054990do it. you know you want to
You turn on your index, bringing it into Email mode for a message to boss, you begin to clack away at the index, typing up an email with your findings in the... unfortunate case that you don't make it back."Sending mail to boss. He needs to know what we're doing at least."Devon frowns at first, yet then he smiles, baring his viscous maw,"Holy shit, you're actually agreeing?""If it's just walking around, we need to get it as soon as possible. It's killed people, and it's controlling minds. We can't let it live another day." You yawn, your maw stretching a bit wider than usual."We don't know what it'll do when it finds out about our investigation."Devon actually salutes you," Ready to begin the mission, Ma'am!"You rub some of the tired out of your eyes,"Don't do that right now Devon, I've been a bad leader. We need to fix things." You sneer through your own teeth, your cat-like eyes gleaming in the night."It's time time to go on a monster hunt."______________________________________Getting through the gate had been a little difficult, actually requiring you and Devon to work on the guards a bit right up until it came down to outright demanding the two of you be let out for a top secret mission that you could offer no name.Either Devon's threat of hellfire or your tired and wasted snarl did the trick. They opened the gate for you under the light of a waning moon.
After a brief decontamination procedure, the two of are are let outside.The air out here is... well it's different. Fresher, crisper. Unfiltered, and not recycled like the dome.The land right outside of the dome is nothing but a plain ripe with ash and dust though. Rangers burn back the wood every now and then so they can see if something big comes a bit too close.There are still bugs though, little ones, not monsters. Fireflies addorning this mid-summer night. It's a lot more beautiful for some reason. Beyond here, the world is unlimited. There's no end in sight. No walls to hold you back from the world, or the world back from you.You turn on your repel tech to the medium setting, power would last 6 hours there. Monsters should ignore you for the most part.Devon does the same and he flickers out of your focus. You need to concentrate to see him."Right then," He stretches with some exaggeration, loosening up his joints."Let's get down to it."He sniffs at the air, looking down and around the ashen fields."That much metal.. If not a vehicle, it would've needed a team.There are vehicle tracks running from the dome. Only thing is that rangers will use vehicles sometimes as well for the longer journeys. They're voltorb powered so..."It's going to be one of the tracks out and onward." You say, pointing out to where the tracks lead before splitting off.Looking back to the dome, you have to concentrate kind of hard to look directly at it. Unless you stare really hard, it's just not there. You kind of want to walk away from it even.Repel-tech. Crazy..."I've got it, let's go, we can't waste any time, get those legs moving Cerulean!"Devon starts to run off ahead like a hellhound possessed.You waste no time putting your natural speed to use, catching up with him and following despite his fatigue.Ranger training was still worse, this hardly makes you break a sweat.>1d100 Danger Threshold 2(from Repel Tech)
>>29055208In fact best case scenario is sylveon, now that I think about it
>>29055246worst idea ever. Just like my shadowruns. Let's do this.
Rolled 49>>29055257pls dice godswanna be elite
Rolled 38>>29055257in b4 consecutive 1sAlso geez damn we should have gotten a better nap. Fucking drowzees and their psychological warfare.
>>29055277O-o-oh anon. I've fallen madly in love with you.
>>29055257One last roll to make 5!
>>29055277Is this the first 100? I don't recall any 100's in earlier threads.I'll reward this.
Rolled 6>>29055257Tragically we can't just stop rolling when it's convenient for us, I don't think.
>>29055277Damn I was not expecting to crit today>>29055285B..but anon-kun that is forbidden love
>>29055304Glory be to Arceus!After the sad start we had, this is such a boost to our spirits!
>>29055277>>29055304SO. FUCKING. ELITE.I'm actually really liking Devon. He's like Burt Gummer, except with flaming loogies.
>>29055304MY SMILE IS WIDER THAN THE SUN
>>29055314You almost damned us with your pessimism, anon!
>>29055336Not in first 5.
>>29055336and we used up a shitty 2!
>>29055336TOO LATE FUCKER HAHA
>>29055325I like Devon too. I don't really mind abrasive characters that much.
>>29055350As do I, If only because he made that sex joke a thread or two ago
>>29055372You missed one in this thread.
>>29055304Nice things happening? Ridiculous.
>>29055372Eh. I was indifferent to that.I enjoy Devon's ambition and pride as a senior. It's hard for me to hate those types of characters, even if they like assholes, as long as they have a strong 'core' around which they base themselves.>>29055386W-w-what? W-where?
>>29053169>"C here. Team, do you copy? C here. Team, do you copy?">"D here, you want it?"
>>29055418ohhhhhhh, now I get it.
>>29055418>be devon>slip sexual jokes over the head of younger squad leader
>>29055418So is the monster just going to fall out from behind of a poorly made cardboard cutout of a bush or something?
>>29055471probably catch it answering nature's call
>>29055471Oh god yes, please.And have him make a comical banana peel sound too!
Despite your running to keep up with Devon, your psychological fatigue holds you back. You begin to nod off, your mind shutting down, your body reacting to everything around you.Devon doesn't seem to notice, but you fall fast asleep due to your sleep deprivation and roller coaster of stress, spiritual possessions, and whatever your last nap consisted of.The stride across the grassy terrain becomes surreal as you get lost in the chasing of Devon like pray. Your fur glistening in the gentle light of the moon. Your presence unnoticed as the two of you slip past unsuspecting monsters that myst be turning in for the night.>Rest upgraded to rank (3)! Sleepwalk learned!: You can rest while staying on your feet, reacting to consistent stimuli, and thus regaining stamina while on the "march"Stamina regen is double rest rank for as many posts as it is used, though will leave Cerulean defenseless until she makes a roll to recover from the effect.In the sea of darkness, your mind rests while your body moves...You are getting closer to the target as the two of you speed through the ashen plains on foot.>2d100Threshold 2. Combining the last two tests. Ceru and Devon are basically traveling at high-speed speed as they're both unhindered speed-type monsters.
Rolled 99, 80 = 179>>29055498elite?
Rolled 16>>29055498Time for this dream to become a nightmare.
Rolled 37, 9 = 46>>29055498>>29055505Damn anon.
Rolled 23, 65 = 88>>29055498>devon falls off cliff>we follow
>>29055498>>Rest upgraded to rank (3)! Sleepwalk learned!: You can rest while staying on your feet, reacting to consistent stimuli, and thus regaining stamina while on the "march"JESUS WE NEED TO INVEST IN REST MORE>>29055505YES ELITE AS FUCK
Rolled 58, 89 = 147>>29055498Damn, Cerulean's not the only one who needs sleep.
>>29055498>SleepwalkHoly crap that IS a good one!>>29055505SWEET JESUS THE RIDE NEVER ENDS
Rolled 83, 44 = 127>>29055498
Rolled 25, 64 = 89>>29055498Not too late to grasp defeat from the jaws of victory.
>>29055498>>Rest upgraded to rank (3)! Sleepwalk learned!: You can rest while staying on your feet, reacting to consistent stimuli, and thus regaining stamina while on the "march"Would we have unlocked that wheen we bought Rest 3, or would was this story specific?
>>29055505I can't fucking help but think that the dice roll high or low depending on the time of day....
>>29055498>become able to sleepwalkWell, now cerulean will basically cheat on all of her laps in rocket training
>>29055498>Rest upgraded to rank (3)! Sleepwalk learned!: You can rest while staying on your feet, reacting to consistent stimuli, and thus regaining stamina while on the "march"GUYS, GUYS, LETS MAX OUT SLEEPWALK, AND MAKE IT SLEEPTRAIN
>>29055559No.>Sleeperhold>Able to give inescapable hugs while asleep
>>29055565Oh god, if we somehow get this we should make a random roll table for who we end up latching on
Sleepwalk seems like it would synergize /very/ well with an Evil mode.Let the mind rest and allow monster instinct to take over.I imagine it would have the nasty side effect of having to overcome rolls for both Rest and Evil mode to stop.
>>29055559We fought to many 'mons!Now we gotta sleep a lot.So all aboard the sleep train!
>>29055559no, we shouldn't because then cerulean will never wake up.
>Stamina 15%>Stamina recovered to 33%>1d20 for a wakeup now.DC 16 R+2
Rolled 19 + 2>>29055597
Rolled 1 + 2>>29055597
Rolled 12 + 2>>29055597Can't tell if waking up now is good or bad...
Rolled 20 + 2>>29055597there's still hope!
Rolled 13 + 2>>29055597>Ceru still sleeping>"Psst, fatcat, we got contact.">*purr/snore*>"What the fuck"
Rolled 9 + 2>>29055619>>29055622ELITE. AS. FUCK.
Rolled 1 + 2>>29055619>>29055622ARE YOU SERIOUSWHAT THE HELL MANGOD DAMN IT THIS HAS TO COUNT FOR SOMETHING
Rolled 10 + 2>>29055607Oh god.>>29055609Oh god!>>29055619OH GOD. WHY.>>29055622OH DOUBLE FUCKING GOD!Prof.....my heart can't fucking take this anymore.
>>29055622>>29055619... Huh. Thats a thing.
>>29055609>>29055622Thank god! We got the 19
>>29055619>>29055622I TOLD YOU ABOUT HOPE DOG! I WARNED YOU MAN!ELITE CHRISTMAS EVE ROCKET!
>>29055627Ok I rolled the first twenty and the 100WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON TODAY
>>29055583It could also go the other way. She could master restraint in evil mode so well that she can do it in her sleep. It's effectively super decisiveness.allow the hugs the envelop your entire being!
>>29055627TOO LATEDOESN'T COUNT20 AND 1 CANCELWE TAKE THE 19
>>29055638It's a Christmas miracle, anon!
>>29055607>>29055609>>29055619>>29055622>>29055627I'm entirely confused.Anyway, Ceru wakes up.
>>29055650.....dear lord you're right, it's Christmas eve. Does that mean the monster is working for the grinch?
>>29055655WHAT IS THIS MADNESSSSS
>>29047290I vote the description for this part be simplyELITE!!!
>>290556551 and 20 cancel. Other 20 don't have modifiers. We take 19.It is not really that confusing. It happens quite often actually.
>>29055655We have 19, 20, canceled crits 1/20, all in the first five. Second 1 is not linked.
>>29055681>>29055679I meant entirely confused at the fact that the rolls came out that way.
>>29055681He knows that.Second 1 isn't even in the first 5. The first 5 are:>>29055607>>29055609>>29055615>>29055622>>29055624
>>29055684Christmas miracle, proffessor
THE POWER OF CHRISTMAS!!!!SANTA IS REAL! AND HE IS A ROCKET!!!!
>>29055692AND WINTER IS ALSO CERU'S SEASON!BECAUSE ICE!
>>29055684Prof, we crit on the first two tests, we're in full ELITE mode right now. The dice know that this is it, our crowning moment of awesome in this arc.
>>29055698>>29055655what season is it outside the dome, proffessor?
Rolled 15 + 2>>29055703Nah, they're just burning out all the luck before the fight.
>>29055703If we've reached our peak this early on, that doesn't bode well for the longevity of this quest.
>>29055716I'm pretty sure prof said that seasons aren't really a thing anymore due to all the pokemon who can fuck with the weather.
>>29055716>>29055729Well, it's always winter in our hearts.
>>29055726>in this arc
>>29055751new goal: Ceru brings winter in time for Christmaswe must become Storm from X-men except our powers are mostly ice so we'd be more like ice man
>>29055304actually this wasn't the first 100. the first one was rolled for possible monster implants. it got us the crytten.
>>29055773We don't talk about that.
>>29055773Those were dark times anon, best left buried.
>>29055773>tfw I'm going to get tamato berries thrown at me for giving Ceru sleepwalk.
>>29055806Merry Christmas, Prof! *throws a tomato*
>>29055806Sleep walk is great. Especially since one of the most time consuming things we do is travel. Though, if we have to roll every time...maybe use it sparingly.
>>29055655the dice gods are at war
>>29055806Just so you know, Prof, we're on page 9 already. You might want to consider wrapping up soon.'Course, I'm afraid of what our luck will be like once the next session begins....
Your world is a sea of murky darkness amongst images flickering in and out of existence in your REM sleep. You feel the form that you're chasing stop suddenly and you skirt around him, digging your feet into the terrain. It's changed from Ashen and dusty to kind of moist and loamy. You're in a different part now.You open your eyes slowly, yawning and stretching, feeling much better for the nap even if you aren't quite sure how you slept through that with monsters about.You check your index: Reads that you've got 4 hours left of charge.Lucky the two of you didn't run into any monsters.Devon sniffs about the trees of the forest you now find yourself in furiously, his eyes glowing with a hellish light, your own reflecting ambient light like frozen mirrors."I swear it's out around her somewhere.""The monster?" You look around seeing a few kakuna hanging upon trees here and there. Sleeping, wholly ignoring you.There are little shrubs walking around as well spreading seeds and smelling just a bit foul...You know that they're dangerous but... it's nice to actually be out here. Magical almost."I swear that it's here! It's so close." He growls, a fire roiling in the back of his throat.Might not be a bad idea to just let him burn this place down. It'd flush out the culprit...> Burn down this forest area. Kill whatever flees.> Hold off on that for now. scan the area...> Return to the Dome.> (Other)
>>29055828SOMEONE ARCHIVE NOW
>>29055829> Hold off on that for now. scan the area...>>29055832calm your shit, we aren't even down to page ten yet.
>>29055832It's already archived, actually.>>29055829Hold Devon off. Scan the area.
>>29055829>[x] Burn down this forest area. Kill whatever flees.we're supposed to kill those things anywaypunish without distinction
>>29055823Sleep walk has serious training potential. 24/7 training ELITE
>>29055829[x]hold off for nowWhere did the track go? Undergound?
>>29055829>Scan the areaDO NOT BURN IT DOWNHOLY CRAP DON'T BURN IT DOWN THAT WOULD GO TERRIBLY.
>>29055829>Scan the areaStandby on hellfire, as soon as we see it, Fire and forget.
>>29055843Yeah, we're "supposed" to do that.But we're a bit ill equipped right now to handle any aggro.
Rolled 2 + 2>>29055829>> Hold off on that for now. scan the area...Don't want to draw more attention than we need to.
>>29055829>> Hold off on that for now. scan the area...we can burn down as last option. we aren't a dark type. professional before murderous.
>>29055829>Hold off for nowBeedrill seem to routinely check on the Kakuna, might be a good idea to mark this area on our map and avoid it.
>>29055829>"The monster?" You look around seeing a few kakuna hanging upon trees here and there.I do not want to tangle with beedrill right now I vote for anything that is not burning the forest.
>>29055829>[x] Hold off on that for now. scan the area...Not yet, Devon. We can nuke the shit out of the area once we know for sure that it's going to catch the monster and not just some tree it spent a while rubbing its ass on.
>>29055829Focus on sounds, TENSE THOSE EARS.thermal vision would be nice, but I don't think Devon has any snake implants.
>Scanning area1d20 Perception roll -3 R+2 ???-5DC 10
>>29055868>implying beedrill would have anything resembling a chance against our Oliver fueled ice rage.and Devons natural houndoom rage
Rolled 4 - 6>>29055884
Rolled 16 - 6>>29055884Shit, that's a heavy debonus...But fine.
Rolled 1 + 5>>29055884
Rolled 11 + 5>>29055884shouldn't devon get a roll too?
Rolled 6 - 6>>29055884Oh god.>>29055893Good work.
Rolled 19 - 6>>29055884???FUCKING REPEL TECH I KNEW IT
Rolled 15 + 6>>29055884if at first you don't succeed, slip into evil mode and fuck whatever psychic mumbo jumbo is keeping him hidden.
>>29055895Thank god you don't know how to modifiers
>>29055895I'm really glad you fucked that up
Rolled 20 + 5>>29055884despite the crit dvon should get his own perception roll
Rolled 18 - 6>>29055899Very good work.
>>29055895HAHYOU DID YOUR MOD WRONG
Rolled 2 - 6>>29055884this should be the last one that counts+ - that big a deal?
>>29055899Fourth roll, damn. At least >>29055893 got it.
>>29055919hahaha it's not a 1we get to use the 19
Can you guysLikeTurn off your diceYou're wasting all the good rolls
Rolled 18 - 5>>29055912looks like we get a 12
>>29055920Er......it's 5 rolls, anon.Check our character sheet (the bottom) for the rules in rolling.
>>29055895BLESS THY IGNORANCE!
>>29055920best of 5
>>29055911Devon is too busy 'zerking out.
Rolled 4 + 6>>29055948Yeah, once he sees the mon' he's just going to grab it and start shaking like a dog with a rabbit.
not even basic math can stop the elite train!toot toot!
>>29055948but he has that incredible nose, and probably a +2 for rocket training. thats like +6 right there and a -6 for the repel tech. his perception is probably better since he is older. so probably around the same as us.
>>29055967not muh pic
>>29055980And....he's busy 'zerking out.
>>29055936Those were both me, just fucked up the modifiers and basic math.
>>29055899so whoever we're looking for has repel tech? shit just got real.
>>29056009they were stealing repel tech materials.I said they were making their own repel shield.I was right.
>>29056032them psychics just wanna be left alone. shall we attempt negotiations?
Rolled 15 + 6>>29056044Did you forget about the murders?
>>29056044Man we'd wreck shit if it works
>>29056044We're going to let Devon spray hellfire all over the fucking things and then bring the charred remains back to Giovanni.murder presents.
>>29056052We murdered one of theirs first.Though I guess technically they could murder people all the time and cover it up.
You look around the area, passing your eyes over the trees. A closer inspection of the Kakuna reveal that they're at least twice the size of the ones back in the dome, you can only guess at the sheer size of the beedrills out here.That is alarming.The two of you walk around in the forest, Devon keeping his nose in the air for any new scent trails.After some time, the two of you see other monsters roaming around in the night, even more sleeping up and away from would-be predators in this expansive grove."It's kind of nice out here, you admit. Despite the monsters, it's alright if they don't see you."Devon growls at you, baring his fiery teeth,"We need to find the target. Focus, Cerulean."You put your game face one, as the two of you walk around the little shrubs that spread seeds.It's some time, but you eventually notice that following Devon's nose, sights are repeating. The same trees, the same shrubs, the same giant Kakuna. The two of you have been walking something of a perimeter.You squint your eyes now. It's like the repel technology, a barrier that forces away awareness. Just need to stare at it, focusing on it and... and... It starts to come into focus now.Cabins made purely out of wood stand in shades where you once thought you saw trees. It comes into shape. Log cabins, woven hammocks, a longhouse, tanning racks, a fire pit with a spit.You see a village.>End Thread
>>29056052it happens. this might be a colony of psychics and first contact could be either peace or war.WAR with PSYCHICSSo either possible devastation or possible prosperity.
>>29056077We should remember: Murder of Monsters is always cool. But murder of humans without attempting arrest isn't.
>>29056077It's an Esper Pokemon we don't know of. That's what Goldie said a while back, it isn't in the dex.We've got Devon and us, he can't be fucked with by Psychic stuff, we can defend against it. We should try to take it alive if possible. Research possibilities.If not possible, we kill it.
>>29056085>You see a villageWhat a cliffhanger, Prof.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/29047290/Archived, cadets. DISMISSED.
>>29056085and now we found mystery dungeon
>>29056092FUCKING CALLED IT
>>29056085Waco 2.0 incoming!
>>29056085Oh dear god.They do have their own culture.
>>29056085>>End ThreadWe gonna have to wait til Friday to find out when the next one is?
>>29056110While technically it is a valid option, I don't think having Devon just rampage through the village and butcher everyone is a good idea.
>>29056085Can anyone say Genocide? Because Devon is Dark/Fire, he's pretty much immune to Psychic bullshit and can just set the entire place on fire. Log cabins, hammocks, they'll all burn.
>>29056113Oh god that giant ape fucker is going to appear in the form of an alakazam
>>29056085Goddamnit. This shit is above our paygrade. Time to report, I guess.
>>29056122Next thread will be announced via twitter on Friday.Christmas time will be a busy one for me I'm afraid.Still here for the time being. Any questions, comments, concerns?
>>29056138If by report you mean report that we burned that village down then yes.
>>29056085Thanks to the repel tech they reverse engineered, now they're protected even from Dark types.This is really really bad.
>>29056126they steal from the dome and kill its citizens.hostility from them is a likely outcome
>>29056129Geez calm your tits man. We need to assess the situation next time, not go full murder. Not unless they force our hand. If they are Espers, then we've essentially brought their Satan to their doorstep. We can use that as leverage.
>>29056129You really think an alakazam couldn't stop him? cause i'm betting there is at least one here.Or it could be a village that Hypno and Drowsee take their captured children.
>>29056144Does repel tech as we currently have working on the dome affect the human side of us, or the monster side, or both?
>>29056155take their captured children to
>>29056144do you think evidence of a VILLAGE OF PSYCHIC POKEMON with similar power profiles to goldies' will be enough to get him off the hook?Also, similar question, can we take recordings with the pokedex?We need to fill a pokedex all UP with this village shit, and get it back to the dome. Priority 1.
Are they monsters?are they people?is it a mix?what are their intentions? rejected dome life? criminal or terrorist intent? a cult?
>>29056144Damn, I hate to leave for the holidays on such a damn cliffhanger Professor. But I really am itching to get into the meat of this arc. I hope you have a Merry Christmas, though. I've certainly enjoyed todays thread. Totally worth staying up late, as always.
>>29056129...Yeah we COULD do that, but that seems pretty unwarrented.
>>29056144I hope you've got more missions with shocking revelations for us when we've grown up, Prof.Also, I was the one who said last thread that the story wasn't that exciting yet. THIS is an excellent payoff for all of our efforts. I am on the edge of my seat!
>>29056177Also this, definitely this
>>29056186Pokemon are the result of the genetic experiments of rocket co.calling it now
>>29056182What? Killing monsters is unwarranted now?They are responsible for one murder that we KNOW about. They could have been out here for years
>>29056190shit, what couldn't we blame them for?>an rogue esper made my eevee eat my homework
>>29056198He's assuming that these are people.
Before you guys get any funny ideas, Kadabra and Alakazam learn Miracle Eye at level 22.Which means that they can hit Dark type pokemon all they want.Unfortunately we have no way of knowing that in-character because Goldenrod is a slacker.
>>29056199Well, it obviously won't be for the public. Giovanni is gonna be fascinated, no doubt. This was an organized attempt. If they are just Espers, then TRULY a terrifying reminder that they're not JUST monsters.If it is human espers, or monster slaves with human masters, then less fascinating, and more likely he'll be angry to have such a security breech.Regardless, this is big news, and it will sure as hell make up for the earlier blunder if we can bring this one in.
>>29056204What if these are monsters using their powers to "look" like humans. Even if they are humans I wouldn't mind going with the burn them out approach.
>>29056198I'm pretty sure this is the first monster we've met that has a culture.And again, we fucking started it.
>>29056209They also have brains comparable to supercomputers, so everything we've done so far is all according to their keikaku.
>>29056218We are still a little girl, we aren't going to order that shit
>>29056218Well, yeah, but we're not roleplaying Cerulean that way.
>>29056216i think regardless there is more to gain here than just destruction.
>>29056216There's a silver lining to this going public.a boogeyman makes people yearn for security more than freedom.the powerful can become even more powerful.9/11 gave us the Patriot Act.
>>29056177Do you honestly think that this isn't going to be all kinds of classified?Rogue Espeon is the best excuse we're gonna get.
...Maybe Goldie will evolve again if he goes and lives among the wild esper pokemonOh who am I kidding. They'd kill his ass
So anyone gonna point out that our first mission out of the dome was just us and Devon as the ferocious dark pair hunting espers? And it is going wonderfully.
we came equipped for ONE monster.This is a village.We can't go genocide now. We've got to recon, possibly get proof of the repel, and get it home as fast as possible to giovanni.Shit just got above our pay grade.
>>29056227Of course. I plan to say record everything that happens from here on. We're not going to attack unless we are forced to. We need to get to the bottom of what happened here and Devon's typing, even if they DO have a way to hurt him, should still be scary to them, if they rely on Psychic powers in anyway.This is all going wonderfully according to plan...
>>29056237Dude is pretty much wearing the skin of one of their children.
>>29056249These re Psychics, they already know we are here.
>>29056235We don't wanna be the one to spread it, though. Let Giovanni handle politics. We're just a fluffy Girl in Black.
>>29056262we've been sleepwalking and devon's a blank unless they're actively looking.
>>29056263oh naturally, the boss is the boss for a reason.
>>29056164It affects both. It's why Goldie mentioned that it'd have been nice to have at the warehouse.>>29056177You can take pictures and record audio/text logs in the index. Rangers are expectedto when they can't identify something or see a behavior that they aren't aware of.>>29056186It's all for that buildup anon.You didn't find the why or where then. Just the who/what.Now it's all coming together.>>29056236Yes, a rogue espeon that was loved too much to be put down.It loved its master enough to kill for them and eventually erased people so that the two of them could be together.Simoultaneously raise awareness of the dangers of spoiling an eevee, the necessity to put them down lest they become a scourge to society, etc. The public will eat that shit up.
>>29056242>No planning>No real gear>Spur of the moment>Fast moving>Avoiding threats left and right>Getting our job done.We need to pair up like this more.We make a really good team.
>>29056270I thought Devon was more a singularity of unpleasantness.Like they can't use psychic attacks on him, but they'll notice the black spot of paranoia and hatred.
>>29056279Also the ceru and devon plushie/action figure sales will skyrocket
>>29056279Ygg, can you please have giovanni be the one to suggest and impliment the evee cover plan?Mainly because it sounds more up his alley by far than cerulean's
>>29056288He is. we would be the blank if we went evil.
>>29056288which is why we will occupy their attention.they'll see a blizzard that only thinks of hugs while devon murders from behind one by one like Jason Vorhees
>>29056286I have to say I rather enjoyed teaming up with him. We should do it more often
>>29056288Anyone willing to write more devon povs?
>>29056299I feel like it could go either way.Plus it would earn us some serious bonus points
>>29056279Or at least make sure it learns a Fairy move first, since Sylveons are genuinely innocuous?Also you're saying that that's actually a not-horrible cover story?
>>29056299Or it could show that Ceru is becoming a real Rocket.
>>29056300Blank if we're using Feint Attack. I bet Nasty Plot is really obvious to Psychics, they just don't want to look too close.
>>29056306>not diplomancing the shit outta themstep up your /tg/But seriously if we could get a stable working relationship with these guys that could have some serious benefits for the dome. Serious benefits.
>>29056279Does our ranger training have anything to say about what we're supposed to do in this situation? Do they adopt slash and burn anthropology, or should we observe, and gtfo with some hard facts? From a purely rocket training standpoint of course.
>>29056279>It's all for that buildup anon.If I was Devon, I'd be making some lewd jokes right now.
>>29056293>Now wishing I threw in some onepunchman/ratman take on hero corps for rangers.>>29056299Of course. Who do you think thought of that idea?Certainly not a little girl >>29056312 Though as you've seen, mission Ceru is different from civvie Ceru>>29056320Fairies are extremely rare. Fairy moves are considered to be normal type.>>29056333Something like this? Take notes. Come back en force to butcher them. Though it may be worth to make contact.
>>29056299Or we could suggest the plan to show that we are becoming a true Rocket.
>>29056333probably observe, and gtfo with some hard facts. especially with something like this. a first contact scenario that has far reaching consequences/
>>29056288We're the blank. Devon is the unpleasant.
>>29056342So mission Ceru is completely capable of coming up with something like this.
>>29056348>We're the blank. Devon is the OHGODMAKEITSTOP!ftfy.