Opening theme>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F468us4qCUE [Remove]Previously: A team of young rockets deal with the enforcers of Kanto-City's law interferring with their deliverance of true justice.A schism forms within the team, allowing for a delicate operation to suffer a vital error.They split to chase the shades of past crimes. One borne of a human weapon, and the other of a monster's interference.The murdered lie in Veridian wood, and the rockets report to their glorious leader whom nearly bites his tongue at the news of this breach. They are to find the beast by tomorrow, and they are dismissed he would say.A tired young rocket retires for a nap to be awoken many hours later with her team snatched away by the guard for a flimsy violation of law.The hound reports back, and tells her that the beast lies outside of the dome. With child-like naivete, they gear up and leave the dome for the first time amidst the night.What they find...Known characters>http://pastebin.com/k2xnqqvBMonster Index>http://pastebin.com/wxwgrCqbCharacter Sheet>http://pastebin.com/7CJx3gq1Twitter:>https://twitter.com/AoPHquestLore>http://pastebin.com/vy0a6Z9r
>>29178235Reporting for duty!
>Pick the Eevees, breh.>They're manly as fuck, breh.>Chicks dig Eevees, brah.
So they are building their little dome.Goddamned hypnos.
I think we should bug out right now. Report back before we get discovered. We aren't at all suited for recon on a village OR attacking them. This needs Rangers, not trainees.
>>29178388Chicks actually dig Snubbull
>>29178388I hope there's someone like that in the quest.
>>29178388>They send that guy to attack the esper village
Oh and prof, I got you that spoon you wanted
You see a village.The cawing of pitch black birds resounds throughout the old wood, the sounds of the night and the monsters that lurk.You see a village beyond the veil of obfuscation. A shoddily built palisade, houses on the ground and in trees made of wood in an extremely unusual log-cabin fashion.Back in the dome, homes aren't made of wood. The thought never even really occurred to you.There's nodes lining the palisade, making your eyes have trouble focusing in on the place, your body desiring to turn away in your subconscious mind.No doubt about it, this is repel technology. But why is it outside of the wall?"Devon," You point, your finger trembling. "Look there. Really look." You whisper so as to not upset the other residents of this place."What..." Your partner growls low, leering at the blank space, his eyes focusing before he can really see it."What in the reverse. There's something like THIS here?!" He looks to you, his teeth pulled back into a snarl. He's on edge here, ready to lash out and attack the first thing that jumps out at him.The palisade is open in a spot... You could walk in if you wanted to. The place looks deserted, but the technology is on. They've got to be here.> Investigate the village.> Climb trees and take pictures from above.> Have Devon burn the place to the ground.> (Other)
>>29178611>> Climb trees and take pictures from above.
>>29178611Let's take pictures first before entering and invetigating.
>>29178611>> Investigate the village.
>>29178611[x]climb and take pictures from aboveGet a good view of the village and take some cartographical pictures to determine our exact location relative to the dome.Also get some pictures of the settlement.
>>29178611>> Climb trees and take pictures from above.We need all of the evidence of everything about this place.
>>29178611>[x]We need reinforcements for this>[x] Climb trees and take pictures from above.>>29178649>>29178660Are you stupid or something why would we go into the village? That's suicide.
>>29178611> Climb trees and take pictures from above.Gotta play it safe.
>>29178611We need evidence.We can then report to giovani and come in with reinforcements
>>29178611> (Other)Retreat. This is above our paygrade
>>29178694the only reason would be to get evidence of the device they are making.Which, I admit, is really damn good stuff to get intel on.
>Recon time.Danger zone. Threshold increased to 5.1d100.
>>29178712It's not worth dying for.
>>29178611Why would we bother climbing?[ x ] Take pictures and report back.
Rolled 62>>29178739This'll be good.
Rolled 76>>29178739in b4 consecutive 1s
>>29178611Pictures. As I recall, repel tech doesn't work on cameras. Relevant landmarks, what technology we can see from here, relative distance to the dome, and probable route taken to Dome. Clearing everyone's name is top priority.If they try to run or fight, we should come back with livefeed video, and have an operator supervise the fight to counter their repel tech.
>>29178741Didn't know I was scraping the bottom of the barrel when I recruited you.>>29178750Vantage points, getting a better look.>>29178669Night is very dark. Night-mode pictures won't exactly make out any landmarks. Devon and Ceru are fine here because they both have eye enhancements.
>>29178777Cool. 88.>>29178783>clearing namesYou mean Goldie and Sanna? I'm pretty sure this is the kind of thing we've gotta keep a secret.I thought we agreed to blame irresponsible pet owners and their pet eevees?
>>29178611>[x] Climb trees and take pictures from above.
>>29178809whichever plan we take is up to Giovanni, but right now, we can either blame pet owners, or reveal the existense of enemy Psychics. Both will reliably clear Goldie and Sanna.>>29178802do our night-mode pictures have flash? how fast can they take pictures if they do, and how fast can we start running after doing so?
>>29178761>>29178768>>29178773>>29178777>>29178780I am surprised. I was pretty sure we were gonna crit-fail here.
>>29178802>no long range picturesIs it at least long range enough to get good shots of the village?If not, we may have to go inside.
>>29178873He told us to keep this to ourselves, revealing the enemy can get into the dome doesn't reflect well on the rockets.
>>29178873Night mode enables you to take pictures of things in the dark without a flash.A flash is not standard for the index as it's gotten rangers killed before.>>29178906You can't take pictures of distant mountains or trees, You're close enough to the village that you can take some decent photos.
>>29178914Should we tell them that we found an entire pack of Espeons?
>>29178873No, revealing the psychics is a non-option for us to take. That sort of decision is left to the higher-ups.
>>29178974Why a pack? One is enough.
BOOYAH! Prof your awesome
>>29179010We need to make it sound severe enough to justify reinforcement
>>29179073Dark type reinforcement preferably
>>29179073One is dangerous enough. Or rather, it's not like the civilians would understand the scale of threat that just one monster exudes.
>>29178944All we need are a few decent photos to prompt a more in-depth investigation and increased security measures.We must absolutely *not* move in tonight. It's essentially suicide.
>>29179073>reinforcementWhat? Are you a pussy or something?
>>29178982>whichever plan we take is up to GiovanniI just said that?>>29178944so we don't have flash, even if we can maximum repel out of there.do we have a map to trace a route?
>>29179073It's not like we have to justify reinforcement to them.Giovanni can just send a team of rockets out of the dome and say it's a standard mission.
This is a bigger problem than Giovanni initially thought it was. Allocating more Rockets to deal with this village is not outside the realm of possibility.The important thing is that the civilians, especially the dome government, do not find out about this. Tight-lipped, loyal Rockets learning should not be an issue.
>>29179138there is nothing bad about admitting that we might need a little back up, especially when dealing with obviously intelligent foes.
>>29179201there IS something wrong with misinformation in our reports though.
>>29179230It's the civilians that'll be lied to, not Giovanni.
"Devon, we need to take pictures. We'll need to tell others about this." You tap your sleeve and your index slides into place, at the ready for camera mode, swapping it over to nocturnal viewing. A black and white parallax.You and Devon dig your claws into the trees, scaling them to get better shots with your index, taking pictures of the entrance, the houses in the trees and on the ground.The larger cabin in the middle even, though that one is kind of blurry from the distance.As you climb, the two of you work around the trees and their residents. The trees here are tall and many, large and thick. Some even as wide as houses.It's careful work between you and Devon to avoid them. A glance at your index's battery once the two of you are about done show that an hour has passed since you've come to this location.Your volt orb's at about half charge at the medium setting. At the very least, it's keeping these bugs from seeing you.Kakuna resting in the trees, Beedrill sleeping amidst the canopy.There's even a large shiny creature attached to a tree that you pass around, the thing latched and sucking deeply at the tree's sap.For a moment, you see Devon about to spit fire at it, the glow of his embers within his mouth, yet he thinks better of it and ignores it to stay on task.When the two of you are finished, Devon comes near to you on a branch."Hey Frosty, I wanna go in there, these pictures aren't good enough."You look down, flipping through yours with a frown upon your lip as you keep your mouth pressed shut."They should be okay, why do you want to go in there?" You look to him, and he looks away, looking hard at the place beyond its veil."It's been bothering me for a minute. I smell something that shouldn't be here. Thought you might get it too, but my nose is just better than yours I guess."
>>29179283>There's even a large shiny creature attached to a tree that you pass around, the thing latched and sucking deeply at the tree's sap.A Heracross? Might make for a good ranger implant later.
>>29179283>"It's been bothering me for a minute. I smell something that shouldn't be here. Thought you might get it too, but my nose is just better than yours I guess."That definitely needs some investigating.
>>29179283>"It's been bothering me for a minute. I smell something that shouldn't be here. Thought you might get it too, but my nose is just better than yours I guess."What are you smelling?
>>29179230what misinformation? we have a settlement outside the dome, with multiple houses, which are using stolen repel tech.that implies multiple intelligent foes, and since we are only a 2 man team, it would be suicide to go in without backup. >>29179283of course, a little recon wouldn't be too bad. as long as we get ready to haul ass if we get spotted.
>>29179283>"It's been bothering me for a minute. I smell something that shouldn't be here. Thought you might get it too, but my nose is just better than yours I guess."NnehhhI'm pretty sure this is the 'Don't fuck up' button.I don't know if we should.
>>29179283No Devon, hold your pants. We need to report.
>>29179283That settles it. We're going in!
>>29179312Heracross is pretty badass especially since it can throw 100 times it's own weight
>>29179283Whether it is or isn't, we're already at high risk just sticking around. We need to go back. If he had capable hiding skills, I would suggest leaving him there to stakeout, but it's a little too risky like this.Going straight in is the worst though. Do not engage!>>29179337I meant the post about a pack of espeons. We haven't confirmed that yet.
Rolled 19 + 6You raise a red eyebrow to him, his dusky maw glimmering from the subdued light of his own index,"No, I don't smell it."He sneers again looking at the village, toying at his lip with a canine fang,"It smells like human. There's people in there."You blink at him."What?""My nose doesn't lie. I smell people here. Not back at the tracks, rain, wind, and fire must've washed it away. There's people here. I smell humans. I want to look inside."Devon stares at you now, a dog challenging his temporary master, he might just do it whether you permit him or not.Charm RollC +3 R +2VsDevonEvil +4 R+2> Let's go.> I'll wait here.> No, we go back to the dome.> I am your leader, you will do as I say. You're coming back with me.
>>29179283actually, while were here, let's take a picture of the thing sucking sap with our index.
>>29179375God damn that thing can toss cars
>>29179375>it can throw 100 times it's own weight>throw 100 times it's own weight>it's own weight>it is own weight
>>29179337They more likely to sense us than spot us.
Rolled 1 + 5>>29179393Let's go.Do we need to roll if we agree?
Rolled 5 + 5>>29179393>that roll
Rolled 17 + 5>>29179393>> No, we go back to the dome.To get reinforcement
>>29179312>A HeracrossWanted to note here. When I said large, I meant larger than Ceru. The thing is actually 7-8ft without the horn.
>>29179393HUMANS, you say?We need to get this info back to giovanni, but having humans captive here would allow a full rocket mobilization.I say [x]let's goperhaps with a side of[x]one of us needs to go back
>>29179394sounds good>>29179393I was worried about this. Devon rolled a damn 19. Let him stay, but he is not to engage until he has daytime pictues.
Rolled 11 + 5>>29179393Let him go, just tell him to be extra careful and not to torch anything.also, while we're at it, let's take a quick picture of the thing sucking sap with our index, since we've never seen it before.
>>29179393>[x] I am your leader, you will do as I say. You're coming back with me
Rolled 13 + 5>>29179393>>29179422WelpWe aren't gonna stop him.> Let's go.
>>29179393Having humans here might actually be good for us.It means that this is not the fault of the rangers or rockets since they aren't allowed to police pure humans.If we prove that this place has race-traitors, Goldie and Sana are off the hook.
>>29179493Or....mind controlled servants.
>>29179493Pure humans don't wipe minds. At best they'd still be rouge rangers.
>>29179393>> Let's go.
>>29179422Alright then, guess we're going to investigate this jazz.It's better than him going alone, but worse than not going at all.
Rolled 6 + 5>>29179472Jeez what the dumb shit am I doing.> I am your leader
>>29179472>>29179433we are NOT relying on rolling a 20.>>29179393Best we can hope for is proof that there are humans in there before he starts torching everything.adding to my vote >>29179447when asked why we left him there, tell Giovanni that there is the possibility of the psychics moving and that there may be humans there.
>>291795101) The humans didn't need to be the ones wiping minds. The monsters could have done it all and the traitors would still be at fault if they cooperated.2) Unmodded espers are considered pure humans according to Sabrina.>>29179508A legitimate concern. Hopefully, they're not. Them being traitors would make this a much cleaner and clear-cut operation.
>>29179393>[x] Let's go.
Are you positive that you'd like to leave Devon here alone?You're both 3 hours out and it took 2 hours of running on a 6 hour charge to get here.You each have a spare orb, though it will take time to mobilize legitimate reinforcements.
>>29179651I do not want to leave him here alone.
Rolled 5 + 5>>29179651Lets go in with him
>>29179651We're not going to leave him alone.
>>29179515>It's better than him going alone, but worse than not going at all.The worst thing would be to just turn back now. While we are here we should investigate as much as possible instead of whimping out immediately, especially since Giovanni told us to deal with this ASAP.
>>29179651No, I want us to go with him.
>>29179651What? NoWe go in with him. If we aren't there, he'll probably do something impulsive and stupid. If we stick around, then maybe we can get out undetected.Either way, I don't intend to leave anybody behind.Also, please, PLEASE tell me that switching out the orbs does not require the repel gear to go offline. That would be dumb.
>>29179651Most people either wanted to go with him or tell him to not go in.
>>29179651fuck you prof we got this onward into the village!
>>29179651don't leave him here alone. go in with him.Also, I'm serious about indexing that huge shiny bug thing. either it's a Pinsir or a Heracross. either way, both pretty good bug pokemon.
>>29179690>Deal with what maybe a group of espers alone.Are you stupid or something?
>>29179651If we give him our spare orb, that's 10 hours to get all the paperwork done. Plenty of time to me. The question is whether he can survive.Personally, he signed his death warrant when he rolled a 19. I just hope he'll make it out of this alive WITHOUT torching the whole damn place. do it. It's the smart decision, even if it sounds bad.
>>29179704>Also, please, PLEASE tell me that switching out the orbs does not require the repel gear to go offline. That would be dumb.That's so though. The volt orb is the power source for all of your gear. Only the index has an independent secondary power supply to sleep indefinitely.
>>29179651How does Devon appear to espers that aren't explicitly aware of him?Would he seem like a big blaring beacon of hatred? Would he be something that's not really much of anything until they look right at him and then it gets unpleasant for them?Does Ceru even know how he's perceived? Does Devon know how he's perceived?
>>29179651I intended to go in there from the start, so I'll just keep voting for that.
>>29179651Yea, lets not leave the psycho hellhound in a forest with his unique type of victims to bully alone. That Heracross might escape before we can bring it back for Bruise
>>29179752>>29179704I never said anything about letting Devon engage them alone. Watch them. Get more proof, and make sure they don't move, otherwise the whole plan falls apart. He wants to stay, he has to show that he can work alone. He's already proved himself capable so far.
>>29179755That is completely stupid.I mean, you have absolutely no idea.This would be the first thing a competent science division would fix because it's such a completely glaring and utterly retarded design flaw. Do all the engineers have brain damage?
>>29179770like Bruise would ever take an implant.
>>29179757>Would he seem like a big blaring beacon of hatred?Yes, and so much more.But it's so much that it feels like it's coming from everywhere and creeping up on them.>Writing.
>>29179770Wait what if we were to set up a fire to pull out some of the inhabitants of the village long enough to perform some investigation in the village.
>>29179770Bruise doesn't want to take any other implant.
>>29179817Two words>Kamen BruiseLook deep into your heart and know this is the path of truth
>>29179834Well, looks like I've been outvoted. Either way, don't forget about the heracross/pincer like >>29179743 saidSo much for trusting your teammates.
>>29179884Yes trust the mentally disturbed adolescent alone in an entire camp full of enemies for hours. No way that would backfire.
>we lose our first team member tonightRIP Devon I guess you weren't such a fag after all
>>29179981We're going in with him.
>>29179755I gotta agree with >>29179810It is NOT very hard to make a secondary input for the other voltorb's power and then just switch which you are using. Very painless and hundred times more safe while out in the field.
>>29179884It's not so much a matter of trust as not leaving behind your teammate to die.If he gets caught (And it's Devon, he's going to do something impulsive and he'll get caught, let's be reasonable here), then we'll be there to save his ass.
>>29179990>implying that will save him
>>29179883Every single time I see people try to shoehorn Kamen Rider into quests, it makes me irrationally angry.
Rolled 6Note to whoever is archiving, stop spelling collective wrong. There are two l's in collective. CoLLective. Not colective.
>>29179810>>29179998On the upside, we can totally act all smug when we ask the engineering department about it in that annoying 'But why?' kid tone.
>>29179967>>29180001Why do all of you give him so much crap? In case you haven't noticed, Devon is the only one in our ENTIRE TEAM who hasn't screwed up. No matter how hilarious it is to think he's a psychopath, he's still a rocket, a damn good one.>>29179998I agree with putting a 5-minute emergency battery for switching volt orbs
AoPH 18: TPK
>>29180037He barely restrained himself from starting a fire two seconds ago in the middle of a forest while we were attempting to be stealthy.
>>29180037He's part up the reason why we have only one teammate left and rest are in jail
Rolled 64>>29180037Devon's actually my favorite rocket, but I'm an archivefag.You guys should kiss the shit out of him if he tries to disobey orders, he's still innocent enough that he'll be shocked into following orders, or at least he'll be distracted by us long enough for us to force him into going along with our plan instead of his own.That said, he's a smart motherfucker with more self-control than anyone else on the team (case and point shy Sanna knocked out a guy because SHE panicked) and you should probably listen to him.Go inside the fucking dome, he can kick the shit out of any espers and we can put hypnotized humans into a hypothermic sleep with our icy wind long enough for us to finish taking care of the esper.
>>29180094But he fucking restrained himself. And he have done so every time. Without fail. We have no reason to doubt him.Tbh i would be more comfortable with him being angry and knowing he can restrain himself than being like Sanna and suddenly snap.
>>29180037He's really good at what he does, but he does have some fairly glaring faults. We're covering for them right now, because he's out of his element. Or rather, he's in his element, but far too deep.
>>29180116Dude what? Devon is the only one not at fault. Sanna knocked out the guard, Ceru ordered mind wipes to fix that, and Goldie botched the mind wipes.Devon did nothing but take the blame for Sanna's fuckup.
>>29180168>you want the D?
>>29180094>>29180160And you think he doesn't do that every other minute in Dome? He restrains himself every time.>>29180116no, that's Sanna's fault, and Goldie's failed mindwipe roll/our decision.Devon frickin covered for Sanna, and she didn't look the least bit grateful for it.>>29180137he's already writing though.
stop arguing about trust.I trust devon to be a competent member of the team.I do not trust any team member to not die when infiltrating psychics alone.
>>29180116In fairness on that one that was all the vine girls fault but still leaving ANYONE here for several hours alone is stupid>>29180149He is current arguing with his superior officer and going against direct orders.
>>29180220Not arguing, since we decided to go along with him IC.
>>29180259>That crit failed roll had nothing at all to do with that decision
>>29180212Can't stop picturing Devon as a young dog-man version of Descartes
>>29180220He is NOT arguing. He is merely stating that he smells people and want to go in there. Neither us nor him has stated anything since then.
>>29180220We don't know if this is out of emotion, particularly hatred. He just stated that there are humans there, and as a ranger, we can't just leave them there. Many other characters would do the same thing, just not the leader.
>>29180278Still voted for it.
>>29180259>Devon stares at you now, a dog challenging his temporary master, he might just do it whether you permit him or not.True, but he DID give us a challenging look, though.
Rolled 99>>29180194On the topic of rocket competencies, I trust Sanna the least. Her specialty is live capture of monsters, but it's not super useful after a certain point. She only has vines to restrain and then sleep agents afterwards to immobilize/anesthetize. Anything she can't wrap with vines she's useless against. We could kick her ass in a fight (we've got a lot of sharp pointy vine-breaky things on us), Goldy could kick her ass in a fight with mindpowers and teleporting out of her vines, Devon the hounddog could burn them away, etc.I also absolutely detest her accent. A brash brooklyn accent does not suit a shy character at all.She's also a bipolar bitch who blames Devon for knocking out an old dude (she knocked out an old man, seriously guys, she's that bad) and then five minutes before or after tells Goldy to lay off him because 'YOU DON'T KNOW WAHT HE'S GOIN' THRU'.I hate Sanna and plan on staying in this thread just to add a vote to tell Giovanni that Sanna was the worst member of the team and would not suggest sending her out on a mission involving humans anytime soon. She needs some fucking sensitivity training or something.
>>29180345Eugh.....it's a bad sign for this thread if someone is spazzing out this badly so early.
>>29180345but her powers are so cool
>>29180345And you sir can go suck a dick.
Rolled 92>>29180345Dice gods agree, a 99 supporting the condemning of Sanna.But seriously, she's worst tier everything forever. Fuck her. I wouldn't even take her on a live capture mission because we can just ice up whatever it is and make it so sluggish Goldy could teleport behind it and throw a rope to Bruise (who is on the opposite side of the creature) and just tie it up. Simple enough.
>>29180384>>29180375>>29180364My dice overrule anything you say to the contrary. A 99 and a 92. Fuck you. Oh hey it rhymes that means it must be true
>>29180323and that's Ceru's perspective. What do you think it looks like to Devon whenever Ceru gives him an order? First person perspectives are subjective, and either way, Devon's constantly fighting with his evil side to stay ELITE.>>29180388I wouldn't go that far. She will still be the best at captures.
>>29180388>>29180345pls stop wasting the high rollsI have a feeling we will need them tonight
>>29180345Jesus christ man. Relax.Although Sanna is a total bitch, you don't need to spaz out that heavily.
>>29180415The dice gods support the redicule of Sanna.I will participate with my dice, but if you truly don't believe Sanna is a problem, the dice will reflect it.
>>29180388Are you done sperging out of your ass?Your dice rolls mean nothing in an argument.
>>29180388you see, the problem with icing things up is that they might not necessarily survive being frozen. because, you know, water expands when frozen and practically everything living has water in it.So really, Sanna is still the best at live capture.
>>29180427I have no one to vent to when reading the archives. I'll be chill now dun wurry. Best to get it out early so I'm not poisoning the quest for the next several hours.
>>29180456Too late. You've soured the mood a bit. It's not good to do this kind of stuff, especially at tense moments. It's just good etiquette.
>>29180435I don't give a fuck about Sanna.
Rolled 18>>29180388>>29180411May I point out the most likely to get us killed is Devon
>>29180456There's the QTGs. We sometimes discuss characters there.
>>29180456good, as long as you realize that we will more than likely not be calling out Sanna in front of Giovanni. Because that would make Cerulean look like a total bitch.
>>29180456Alright i see where you are coming from. If you absolutely had to write it you could have written your reason for writing it at the end. Would have justified the fucking long text more and attracted less shitposting and derailing.
>>29180455It's not sheer cold, Baka. It's just making the target area real cold. No one is going to get frozen solid, we're just making the monster really sluggish and slow so our team has plenty of room to get it secure.Now that I think about it we don't really know the extent of our fellow rocket's skills. We haven't seen Goldy or Bruise's repertoire in over a year. Goldy can probably use telekinesis by now, and tie up mobs from a safe distance. I'm interested to see where Bruise got though. Machop biology may or may not mean that he can use actual pokemon moves.
>>29180509This is literally the way to go if you wanna shit up the entire QTG
>>29180549No. That's discussing pokemon parts. Talking about characters is fine.
Rolled 96>>29180512We should take the blame since most of that was our fault.And just realized that it happened because Devon was pushing too hard
Holy shit this looks retarded.
>>29180549>shit up the entire QTGHow is that even possible?
>>29180493And?>>29180509reading through the QTGs gets boring after a while, though.>>29180527I can see Bruise putting pokemon into chokeholds.>>29180456I get that feeling. You didn't go too far over the line, anyway.
>>29180580His horns curl low and around his ears. They come back around right at his jaw-line. Hair is also short and black.
>>29180580I knew Descartes was a horndog.
>>29180345way to stick around JUST to make us look like a chode in front of giovanni.A leader that blames their subordinates seems like a fuck to any observer.
>>29180589>reading through the QTGs gets boring after a while, though.Yeah, but if all you want to do is discuss a character, then it's a fine place to do so.
>>29180582You have not seen the things i have. Specifically the time when we were chased out of the QTG into a thread dedicated to discussing AoPH
>>29180652We weren't really chased out so much as this one guy decided to create a thread and Prof not letting it go to waste.
>>29180512That's something else I wanted to mention, actually.We've been with Ceru's early years up to this point and have only really seen her cute and cuddly aspect, so many of the longer runners have defaulted into thinking Ceru is max cute cuddly no fangs no danger.Ceru is elite now, and mission Ceru doesn't give a fug about appearances, only efficiency. We've got the kitty cat graphs to make it so. Cute and cuddly appearance and the cold heart to use it to our advantage.Up to this point Sanna hasn't been very helpful on the investigation, contributing the least (making no discoveries on her own, and the piece of evidence she gave us was probably found by Devon and then he told her to lift it off him with her vines or some shit). It's our duty to inform our boss fully of what happened. No, we aren't going to go full potato and go on a rant in front of the whole squad about it, but we are going to let him know in a report or something.
with that roll he's going in there no matter what. I say we back him up.
>>29180694We only started investigating today.We chose her because she would be useful in capturing, not for her investigative abilities.
>>29180694>cold heartahahahahahahhahahaYou wish, Al.
>>29180694chill the fuck out bro.We'll give the full and truthful report.We won't say any of our subordinates was a failure or whatever.She didn't happen to be useful for this case. Its nature turned out to be different than what we expected. That's not a big deal.
>>29180748It's a matter of overall contribution.Devon sniffed out the gun, a bunch of other stuff, found a full trail to the esper monsters, blah blah whatever, he's goodGoldy got us a lot of info out of people and was useful in helping us stay incognito with his teleports and mindwipes and stuff.Ceru got lucky and ran into the suicideguy, interrogated people, found the hair sample, whateverSanna...beat up an old guy and got the attention of the Civic Guard, reducing our effective strength by half. Maybe its our fault for picking someone that wouldn't be very useful, but Sanna's worth isn't really in question, she's been dead weight. Can't even redeem herself at this point, both her and Goldy are locked up until after this shindig is over.
>>29180788Our physical chilliness has to have some sort of deeper meaning. We took our grafts from a deceptive cat with evil tendencies, it's in the records.We take after our grafts.
>>29180864It doesn't really matter since that's not the reason we picked Sanna out?It's like if you're going to the beach and you bring along your gaming console, you don't think "Ah, this thing is useless, better sell it" just because you can't use it at the beach. Sanna was a tool that we didn't get to use this time. We just accept it as it is.It's like you're trying to be professional, but being overtly critical is just overcompensation.
>>29180918You put too much stock in how much non-Evil grafts affect the psyche.
You give Devon a slow nod, looking him deep in the eyes," Alright, we'll go inside. If there are humans." You look away, squinting to see through the hazey field of the repel-tech. "We need to know what's going on in there."You avert your eyes and take a look at the large shiny bug from before. "Can we take pictures of that first though? We haven't seen it before."Devon blinks and follows your vision," Right, that thing. I got a bad feeling from it earlier. It's strong. really damn strong. I snapped a shot of it though, archived that it likes to suck the sap from trees. Don't worry about it."Devon rears up and leaps onto another tree, closing in on the village,"Let's go. They should be less aware if it's from above."You thought that you were giving the orders here, biting the inside of your cheek softly, you taste a bit of copper in your mouth Your teeth are way too sharp.Following after him, you enter the village at its upper level.=============================================The village is quiet, though the wooden housing is open. There are nets woven of vines that lead to some of the upper levels in some areas, and others used to keep out bugs that might somehow slip past and through the repel field.The two of you lurk through the night, taking pictures here and there of the buildings with a much clearer resolution. It's in here that you too catch the scent of human near the buildings.Though there's no one standing guard in the night, you start to feel watched after some time here.. It's not quite as dangerous as you had suspected.It's quiet, and the gentle hum of the mass repel field nearly nullifies the sounds of the village.> Follow the Repel Nodes back to their source.> Check out the large building.> Slip into a tree house.> Check the fire pit in the square.> (Other)> Leave.
>>29180864>beat up an old guyDevon made the man fucking paranoid kind of like what we almost did, all she was trying to do was restrain him.Technically they both fucked up
>>29180864sanna's a specialist we decided to bring along in case we ran into something we could capture.We didn't.It isn't as big a deal as you are trying to make it out to be.
>>29180961> Check out the large building.If humans were being held captive, it'd be here.
Rolled 21>>29180961Split up. Send Devon to find the power source and Ceru goes into the Large Building.
>>29180961follow wherever the scent is coming from.>>29180992I sort of agree with this guy. We need to investigate the power source AND the humans. But I worry about them taking us one by one if we split.
>>29180961[X] Check out the large building.Stay quiet, have Devon check for the Repel Nodes and then we meet back up at a predetermined location.
>>29180961>>[X] Check out the large building.
>>29180961[ x ] Leave.While we still can.
>[X] Follow the Repel Nodes back to their source.Devon>[X] Check out the large building.CeruSplit up, two people together are more noticable then one.
>>29180961>Devon blinks and follows your vision," Right, that thing. I got a bad feeling from it earlier. It's strong. really damn strong. I snapped a shot of it though, archived that it likes to suck the sap from trees. Don't worry about it."He really is the best squadmate.> Check the fire pit in the square.
>>29180961>>29180991>>29180992Oh, this makes sense.Changing my vote to splitting up.
>>29180961>[x] large building
>>29180961>>[x] Check out the large building.
>>29180961>Check out the large buildingWe haven't been attacked and an audible alarm hasn't yet been raised.So that seems good, right?
>>29181028I like this.
>>29181063No need to act like an ass.
>>29181028We'll actually be twice as noticeable because we're dealing with espers here.
Rolled 3, 5, 6, 2, 6, 5, 4, 6 = 37>>29180961>> Check out the large building.
>>29181087That's assuming they have the ability to sense ambient thought.
>>29181014>follow wherever the scent is coming from.Amendment:The scent is all over this place.
>>29181148Well, this place has dirt ground. Can we investigate for human footprints?
>>29181130Do you want to risk it?>>29181148Ara ara~It seems we really have a traitor.
I really, really dislike the idea of splitting up. Devon is acting as esper repellent. They probably don't want to come anywhere near so long as he doesn't start burning shit.
Rolled 68>>29181175>>29181161Guys, it's a village. I doubt the multitude of houses are for monsters. It's probably at least a group of normal humans, another group of mindfucked humans, and an esper pokemon or two.
>>29181148>>29181161This makes sense. Before we go enter anything, let's check the footprints first.>>29181175Er.....we can't really risk it since, if they were capable of sensing ambient thought, they would have sensed us already. It's a non-issue because it's a forgone conclusion.And why would you think we have a traitor just from the scent being all over this place? Isn't it just as likely that any humans here were kidnapped and brainwashed? Perhaps to construct the repel nodes in the first place?
>>29181161Checking the ground, you see that the loamy earth has trails from house to house and other various buildings here.Various small to medium-sized Human footprints seem to be the majority of footprints here.There is one though that stands out. There are no toe-prints like a monster would have, though it's noticeably wider and flatter than all the others.
>>29181063gangraped in childhood by dad and friends homophobic alert!
>>29181258>>29181063Cut it out.
>>29181223Oh shit. Drowzee.
>>29181268I was gonna say Mr. Mime.
>>29181223>>29181268Theory: Drowzee has been kidnapping humans so that he could feast on their dreams.Also, I guess this just means we're probably dealing with only one monster here.....with a small group of brainwashed slaves.
>>29181286that makes it SIGNIFICANTLY less horrible. let's hope you're right.
>>29181268>>29181223this better not be a child sex slave ring. cuz if it is...after the kids are evacuated first of course
>>29181223huh, interesting.Are we still set on investigating hte big house?
>>29181283Yeah, but Mr. Mime doesn't have any brown hair.>a single fine, almost silky brown hairThis was what we found in the warehouse.
>>29181286It's not Drowzee, it's Hypno. The evolved version, Drowzee's feet are like a tapir's, Hypno has humanoid feet with 3 really big toes and a wide print.
>>29180415damnit, it's practically lunch time over here and I have to go soon.>>29180961If we find the Repel Nodes, that's some damn good proof, but not very helpful for finding out what's going on.>>29181028splitting up makes sense. I'll go with this too.
>>29181400Er....>>29181223It says that the toe prints are missing, so Drowzee's feet fit the description better.
>>29181268>>29181286We could try capturing it since it has no teleport.
>>29181342>>29181223I was going to say:With that information, what is your course of action?> Investigate the large house.> Follow the nodes to the source.
>>29181400Hypno doesn't have brown hair.
>>29181428investigate it. Split up though ofc
>>29181428> Investigate the large house.And don't split up.
>>29181418Look at the feet. It fits the footprint as described. It doesn't have monstrous toe-prints, just normal person toe-prints, but wide and flat.
>>29181429Shiny hypnos are kinda brown
>>29181428[X] Investigate the large house.I'm not against splitting up.
>>29181436This. Though it's mainly the 'don't split up' thing that I'm seconding. Seriously, if we were gonna leave Devon to go it alone, we would have been better off heading back to the dome. Please stop voting to undo our previous decisions.
> Investigate the large house.very well, investigate the large house.
>>29181223>Various small to medium-sized Human footprints seem to be the majority of footprints here.Oh shit. I just realized.There must be children here too.>>29181458Ah, I get what you mean.Although, if that was the case, that must mean that it had evolved since the time it had started infiltrating the Dome.
>>29181468Thats their skin.
I'm kinda glad it's hypnos / drowzees. They can't teleport.We can kill every single one of them and make the boss proud.
>>29181428>Large house, stay coolThis is not nearly as bad as I was suspected.I was afraid that we were dealing with a full-fledged colony of the Abra race, since I'm still pretty sure those fucks have their own society.
>>29181428>>[x] Follow the nodes to the source.stick together
Rolled 2>>29181283We found a golden hair at the warehouse. It's Drowzee.
>>29181500Not EVERY one of them.If it's Drowzees, we can keep them as graft fodder.Also they don't know Miracle Eye, so they can't bypass Devon's immunity.
>>29181504Well, hopefully next time, you won't spam the thread and the QTG.>>29181511>a single fine, almost silky brown hairIt was brown.
>>29181511Stop rolling, you fuck.
>>29181519But they are decent at physical combat according to their stats.Hypno is even capable of swagger and psych up
>>29181573>Getting into physical combat with Ceru or Devon.Sounds like a good way for Hypno to get its throat torn out and then set on fire / frozen solid.
Going to go with Large House, splitting up.Devon's going to find the source of the nodes.>Roll 1d100 Threshold 20.
>>29181573>Capable of Swagger....Probably best we keep Devon away from them. You just know it'd be auto-effective on him.
Rolled 73>>29181609Aww shit nigga
Rolled 83>>29181573Oh fuck they have poison gas too>>29181609
>>29181609Threshold 20, huh? SAFE
wow, no critfails. How is that possible?
Rolled 81>>29181609>splitting upFUCKING SHITBALLS
>>29181622>>29181625>>29181627>>29181629>>29181631What the fuck? No danger? Amazing.This was a luck roll, right? Not for danger?
Rolled 5>>29181609O ye men of flesh and bloodBe protected in this dire hourFrom the foul beasts of our nightmare sleepAnd let us eat them because we're fucking badasses
>>29181654and this is why we don't do poetry. Still safe though.
>>29181654I think this is a role for luck? So it'd be first 7.Good thing you were 8th.
Rolled 92>>29181654HOLY FUCK AM I GLAD I WAS EIGHTH
Rolled 46>>29181631Since the threshold was 20, is this a crit success?
>>29181688STOP ROLLING DAMNIT>>29181609This is for BOTH characters, right? Not just Ceru?
>>29181701It might be!
Rolled 16>>29181688Now you're just being patronizing dicelords.
>>29181609>>29181701Oh yeah. I've been wondering about that.Does the threshold apply to successes?
Rolled 44>>29181723I'm going to keep rolling to get the rust off, don't mind me.
>>29181748No. Threshold is danger level. It causes an encounter when the roll is under.
Rolled 81>>29181758Tell me which curved sword you like best.The Kilij is my personal favorite.
>>29181762Ah, so only the first 5 rolls count for this, huh?
Rolled 11>>29181789Final practice roll.
>>29181789I prefer the shorter curved swords, like the kukri. Sacrifice reach for cutting power and durability.
The two of you split up in the village, you instruct Devon to find the Repel-tech's power source, while you investigate the longhouse.Devon was wary of the findings with the footprints. That larger print seemed solo. All the two of you can tell is that there's at least one thing here that's not human. Which is... odd for being outside of the dome.You'd think that there'd be reports of missing people.Those footprints though... They were really small almost like-You step on a branch as you're lost in thought, and it sends your fur to standing at end. Did something hear? Did whatever's watching you hear that? Did you wake anyone? Anything?Your pulse quickens, and your breath hastens as you wait for something, anything to respond.You're not in the dome. You're not in the dome. You're not in the dome.It is not safe here.The moment passes and you relax. Need to watch your step.You peer inside the longhouse, within there are tables and chairs with enough seating for at least half of this village. It's huge, positively huge.It's kind of surprising now that you see it up close. There are old smells from meat and other cooked things here, though outside it seems to be covered up by other fragrances.They covered up the smell there too.You glance around for any eyes that might be watching you. Finding none, you clamber inside through an open space that they're likely using as a window. Within you find far more smells of human. Sweat, joys, laughter. They all seem to linger here.Strolling around, you eventually make your way to the back where there's a door. The lack of draft implies that it is not an exit...You get a foreboding feeling coming from here. A crawl through your mind and veins gives you pause as you even attempt to reach for the handle, turning away your claws much like the repel tech that would have turned you away from this village.There's an odd, musky, heavy smell coming from beyond this door.
>>29181850Kukri isn't a sword, nor is it a primary weapon. It's a dagger. I agree the Kukri is the best dagger in the terms of killing potential, but if you fought someone using a sword you'd get absolutely destroyed. They'd use their reach to cut your arm off before you got close.
>>29181850I'm a fan of the Dao.Just look at that gentle and elegent curve.
>>29182000> Open the door.> Leave well enough alone and leave.
>[X] Open the door.Fuck it
>>29182031> Open the door.Keep our eyes peeled and be ready to bolt.
>>29182031>>[x] Open the door.
>>29182031>Open the doorWe can't turn our eyes away from this.
>>29182031>>29182000Leave well enough alone.Guys, we have to regroup with Devon before we take on the monster. We have to. HAVE TO. We're still at like half stamina and it's an esper. We shouldn't be stupid and take it on alone.[x] Leave and get Devon
>>29182000If this is a goddamn nest of hypontised kids being used as dolls, Ygg, I swear to god
>>29182031> Leave well enough alone and leave.Find Devon. We NEED to have him with us when we engage espers.
>>29182031[x]take pictures of everything[x]open the door and take pictures before you even react to what is inside of it
>>29182031[x] Open the door.Actually, can we take a second and listen at the door for any unusual or familiar sounds on the other side?
>>29182031Keepy a snarl in the back of our throat.Maybe keep one of our hands primed for a water gun.
>>29182067What do you think it is? Hypno/Drowzee are infamous for kidnapping children and farming their dreams.
>>29182062>>29182071actually these two have a good point. I change my vote from go inside to go get devon and THEN go inside.
>>29182031[X] Leave well enough alone and leave.Smell it more, get the scent, listen at the door and see if we can hear anything.We probably shouldn't go any further without backup.
>>29182031>Leave well enough aloneGrab he who spits hot fire
>>29182031find DevonFIND DEVONOPENING THE DOOR NOW IS A GREAT WAY TO GET ADDED TO THE PSYCHIC HAREM WHICH IS PLAINLY GOING ON HEREI DON'T WANT TO HAVE TO DEAL WITH DEVON BRAGGING ABOUT HOW HE SAVED US FROM PSYCHIC MINDRAPEThat is all.
>>29182136>PSYCHIC HAREMOh my.
>>29182062>>29182071Actually more dangerous with Devon because swagger and poison gas>>29182031[x]open that damn door
>>29182031> Open the door.
>>29182031> Leave well enough alone and leave.Don't go in there alone, it'll probably not end well.
I deeply regret not going for Evil-type implants. Espers are a motherfucker to deal with.
>>29182089You feel repelled by the door, though you listen carefully.You hear the gentle breath of something beyond it.Your hair stands on end again.It's not the breath of something asleep, though it doesn't really sound like a monster...
>>29182169we got several evil moves just for them
>>29182031Stick ear to door, or open a fraction silently and look/smell. Get Devon before opening, or just leave, damnit.>>29182012When I hear sword, I hear bladed weapon, so I'm sorry if I offended you. Also, I get what you're saying with the reach thing, but I thought you just asked me what my favorite was, not KILIJ MASTER RACE.
>>29182187>>29182169Please don't start this again.
>>29182187It's not the same and you know it.
>>29182171Brainwashed victims?Are there any windows around the complex? Or any other areas from which we can observe the inside of the room?We have claws. We can make ice spikes. We could gouge a hole in the roof and peek through there.
>>29182171It's not a monster it's a personso open that fucking door>>29182206Don't
>>29182169You know what's wrong with your mentality?The fact that it's not based on any fact. Since we have yet to face off against an esper directly.
>>29182206Stop. Now.>>29182171If it's awake, I don't want to push it. Investigate somewhere else or get Devon.
>>29182169The funny thing is Drowzee is going to be terrified of us because it has forewarn.
>>29182171Use Nasty Plot and open the door.
>>29182171Memorize where this is in relation to the rest of the building, are there any possible alternative entrances, windows, thin walls, or anything like that we can look through instead of opening the door?
>>29182171Let's get Devon before moving in.
>>29182171>>29182215>>29182302Prof? Can you answer these questions?
>>29182284I'll support this.
>>29182278>>29182272>>29182330We're dealing with a Drowzee and note Hypnosis does work on Dark-types
>>29182302>>29182215The wood is rather thick, too thick to poke through without a more invasive measure...You could peek under the door if you'd like. Though to peek in from the outside you'd have to leave this building...> Peek under the door...> Look in from outside...
>>29182475I just know that when we peek under the door, there's gonna be eyes right there...
>>29182475So wait, looking from outside will lead to>The wood is rather thick, too thick to poke through without a more invasive measure...?What's the roof even made of?
>>29182475>>[X] Peek under the door...
>>29182475>[X] Peek under the door...I guess.If we find that there are only 3-4 targets, we can burst in and get our murder on. No negotiation, target the espers first.
>>29182475> Peek under the door...
>>29182475>[x] Peek under the door...
>>29182475>> Peek under the door...Sure why not
>>29182475Peek under the door.
>>29182519>If we find that there are only 3-4 targets, we can burst in and get our murder on. No negotiation, target the espers first.W-w-why are you assuming they're espers?
Rolled 2>>29182548Given the context, they're most likely the mind-blanked humans being used as cattle, but plenty of people are just being cowardly. (I would normally use 'paranoid', but in this case, the paranoia is causing us to put ourselves in extra danger and is repeatedly flip-flopping on the 'stick together, now split up, now get together again' issue in a ludicrous way, so I'm going with cowardly).
>>29182667Yeah people here are being fucking pathetic I mean they're fucking Drowzee if we can't fight one by our self then we suck at combat
>>29182752Getting cocky and underestimating our opponents is not good for our health. Never assume that a Monster is a wimp.
>>29182752What I'm worried about most is if the Drowzee utilizes its kidnapped mindslaves....who seem to be.....children?
we're peeking, right?I've not caught up with the discussion much.
>>29182774The problem is that you underestimate our abilities.That one anon, since the last thread, has spammed the QTGs about how this shit is way above our paygrades and that we'd die if we entered the village. And I think he was also the one guy who voted that we leave this place without even investigating it.It's tiresome and no one here wants to see any more of that kind of shit.
>>29182776Kill the drowzee and either everyone is fine or everyone dies.Either way, the threat is neutralised.Of course, in the event of the former, we're left with a large number of children outside of the dome, which could be bad. And then there's the issue of what the rare metal was for. Could it be that the drowzee just wanted to get it's bling on, maybe?
>>29180345Tell that to a shy girl from Brooklyn, I have met them.
>>29182799I was under the impression that this was a village of Kadabra that might have one or two Alakazam in it.Now that it seems to be Drowzee / Hypno, I'm confident we could kill them all and bring back some murder presents for the boss.
Rolled 10>>29182776Icy wind is both an effective crowd control technique and is largely non-lethal unless overused. There are no guarantees in life, but we are capable of handling such a situation. So long as we don't get into a staring competition with Drowsee, we should be fine.
>>29182799but I was the one talking about how it was above our paygrade with another guy, and I chose to investigate.I think there might be several people with several opinions
>>29182823Well, if things turn out well and we manage to beat the monster while keeping the children safe, we can send Devon out while we remain behind in the village.
>>29182823>And then there's the issue of what the rare metal was for. Could it be that the drowzee just wanted to get it's bling on, maybe?It was making repel tech. That's pretty obvious, yo.
>>29182851The worst thing about what you did was that you never considered any other alternative. Or, I might be thinking about the second guy I'm speaking to in this post, since I remember that guy being inconsistent with capitalization.>>29182854And that doesn't really matter in terms of what I just said. It's hell to play through a quest with guys like you.
>>29182752Drowzee is a psychic cqc specialist I'm pretty certain we could handle one especially since we can hold our breathe for 4 hours to protect our from its poison gas
Taking a step back, your tail's hairs still on end, reflexively freezing over into a spiked mess.You slowly get down on your hands and knees, staying as quiet as possible. Against the wood floor, you tilt your head to the side and peer under and through against the darkness.You don't know what you had expected to see.There's an eye looking back at you, that quickly grows still before it scrambles away, scratching against the wooden floor."Who are you? Y-you shouldn't be out so late. And peeking under someone's door? That's rude. " You hear from beyond the door it's not a monster. It's a person, a woman. She's young.There really are people here.You grip at the floor, trembling.What in Arceus's name are you finding?"My name is Ceru-" You start, yet the woman cuts you off, her voice muffled by the door."Why are you- You're introducing yourself? Wait, you are not from here, are you?"You begin to feel a pressure in the back of your mind, like something is probing through your head, your mind."You are... You are from there. The place that we do not speak of."Your head begins to throb harder with a nearly splitting headache as the psychic attack worsens."You are investigating murders, you have come- Oh."Oh?"I'm sorry. But we won't be able to let you leave here alive." The woman from beyond the door actually sounds kind of sad about that...> "Wait, please, wait. I want to help you!"> "What is this place. Why are you here?"> "We?"> (Other)
>>29182935>I'm pretty certain we could handle one especially since we can hold our breathe for 4 hours to protect our from its poison gasIs that from the crytten implant?
>>29182935>we can hold our breathe for 4 hoursWe can do that???
>>29182925guy, maybe you should stop freaking out. You're no joy to play a quest with either.
>>29182951>>29182961Seel implants did you forget
>>29182947Can we send a message to Devon? Incognito? Tell him that there may be trouble at the large building?Anyway, definitely speaking with a psychic.>What is this place. Why are you here?Best that we keep her talking.
>>29182947Well shit. I fucking called it.
>>29182947[X] "What is this place. Why are you here?"
>>29182947[x]we?[x]fucking book it, we NEED to leave this place alive. With the evidence. Or everyone in the dome is fucked.
>>29182947Frost Breath penetrates armor.Does a thick door count as armor?
>>29182947"What if I don't leave?"Also, you dumbasses feeling confident now?
>>29182947>> "We?">> (Other)drop the room temp
>>29183037Oh god. Jumping the gun yet again.
>>29182947Nasty plot now. Then rip and tear.
>>29183026Counts more as attacking the door. It's wood and an insulator.Are you certain that you're willing to attack a human?
>> "We?">> (Other)Start up Icy Wind. As much as we can. We're about to get into battle.Go into psycker killer mode.
>>29182888Man, I'm dumbOf course that's what it's for.
Rolled 3So, what do people think? This village is being subtly controlled by Hypno overlords? They're actually friends with pokemon and hide themselves from the dome as they view us as poke-murderers? They're actually a secret village full of creepy people who control the Drowzees?(Also, does anyone else hear 'Drowzee' and think 'Drow'? It's adding a weird subtext to this whole thing..)
>>29182947>[x]Counter with Nasty Plot
>>29182947[x] The time for talk is when we're NOT being psychically attacked. Tear through the door and MAKE HER STOP. Then we can talk about it all we want. I'm thinking maybe a Fient attack then putting that frozen tail to use vs wood?>>29183069She's an esper who has stated a desire to kill us. This is barely a human.
>>29183069She is hostile towards the dome. I'd prefer not to kill her, but if it comes down to it, yes. I am willing.
>>29183095I'm going with hypnosis control.That is my bet.
>>29183069She attacked first. Totally justified. Plus, she is an obvious race traitor, and needs to be treated as such.
>>29183069No. Belay that order.
>>29183112>>29183106We are not that indoctrinated, what are you guys doing?
>>29182947Nasty PlotJust to get them out of Ceru's head. Then we can continue discussion.
>>29182947I think it's stupid to get into a fight now like some anons want, because the noise may bring a bunch more aggressive people that we don't really want to be dealing with right now. We need to talk our way out of this, or at the very least stall for some Devon backup.> "Wait, please, wait. I want to help you!"
>>29183069Attack, yes.Kill, maybe. Depends on whether she's a willing accomplice or a puppet.
>>29183069no, we're not attacking people.Well, not normal people. If she starts fucking throwing doors at us with brain powers, well, ask again then.
>>29183069If we need to attack, we start up with a Feint Attack to immediately hide our intentions.For now, we need to be smart. Try to gather as much information as we can before we eventually (?) have to resort to aggression.
Rolled 18>>29183069I'm saying no to attacking. Just blank our mind to shut out as much psychic crap as we can, and keep talking.
would Nasty plot break off the psychic attack?
>>29183126Dude, she just said she's gonna kill us. If we can't talk our way out of this, you best believe we're attacking her.
>>29183164actually my plan is to snipe their psychic controller.unless they're ALL psychic.Whether or not we attack her really depends on how the first turn of battle goes.
>>29183162Yes, though consider what Nasty Plot entails.THat said, link here with what you all want to do.> Attack> Talk
>>29183193>TalkGather information while we're able to.
>>29183193>[x] TalkDo Ceru and Devon have radios / walkie talkies? Would we be able to press the transmit button and have him hear this so he knows shit is about to go down?
>>29183193We may want to attack as soon as possible because she may be psychically alerting the rest of the village.... But fuck it, I'm a man of peace.> Talk
>>29183193>>[x] Talk"if you kills me, they'll only send out more to investigate. and they won't like what they find..."
>>29183231The mystery woman will know if you're pressing it. If you're interested in getting some kind of parlay, I wouldn't recommend it.
>>29183231nope.But we ARE like 40% snow tiger.Can we roar?If the psion is raising the psionic alarm, we can roar audibly to draw devon to help, and wild pokemon to fuck with everyone, including the enemy.
>>29183256we're not interested in parlay, I want to determine if she is hypnotized, a rogue psychic, a rogue drowzee collector, a warring neighboring dome, or what.hopefully she will slip that information BEFORE the fight.
>>29183193TalkAlert Devon to our position while we do so. Obviously they're poking around in our head, so rev up that Nasty Plot if they call us out on it, and get ready to murder some race traitors.
>>29183193>TalkDon't use Nasty Plot since that'll make negotiations immediately go sour since the psychic will freak the fuck out and we'll have to kill her.Which I'm not cool with.
>>29183299Do you want her to alter our mind?
>>29183193okay, how about Nasty plot, talk and retreat
>>29183145We felt a presence in our mind and then she told us stuff she couldn't possibly know unless she was an esper.This village is hostile. We have clearance to rip and tear. I say let loose and go into feral mode until everything is dead, anything else would be too risky.Doing this without evil powers would just give the espers a huge advantage over us, and make us consciously decide what to do with the children we know are here.I vote to just let it happen and for us to go batshit on this place with Devon.
>>29183193[x] talk"You don't seem like a bad people so why are you doing this?"
>>29183193>Talk"It's too late to stop me you know. They already know where you are."
>>29183352Don't use Nasty Plot if you want to talk. Nasty plot means we're plotting to kill her very loudly in our head, it'd be like trying to have negotiations with someone while you scream at them about ripping out their throat and strangling with their own entrails.
>>29183365She was able to find out where we're from and other stuff almost immediately.Lying will do nothing.Talking will end up horribly as well, these guys can't risk letting us leave.
>>29183361And so your plan is just butcher everyone without remorse and see how that works out?We're kind of 12 years old.
I don't think we're considering something here. Now that they know we're here, and they are actively poking around in our head, what's to stop them from wiping/implanting memories?You don't negotiate with somebody who can alter your perceptions, because it is inherently an unbalanced playing field.
we're probably going to have to kill her. She's got a secret and she's willing to kill for it. and if she mind controls us into slavery, our water typing will fuck up Devon.I don't like it but its us or her imo.
>>29183361we have no way of knowing if that was her reading our mind or her psychic master.Other than observing how they talk and how they act in battle.
>>29183394I didn't think we were lying.We took pictures with our Index showing the location of the village.Aren't they immediately uploaded online?
>>29183352>>29183193>>29183385you know what? you're right.Nasty Plot and attack. she will see right through any of our attempts to get more info
>>29183408/tg/ gonna /tg/ because, as you know, diplomancer > BADWRONGMURDERBONER.
>>29183193Open the door, Feint Attack into Crossroad Killing.
>>29183436>>29183408we're not negotiating bro. Just gathering intel as best as we can before a battle.well, at least I'm not negotiating.
>>29183436We're a twelve year old girl who does her best to be nice to everyone, and you want us to go from zero to killing children in cold blood.
>>29183402This is what I mentioned earlier. People thinking we're a cuddly piece of fuzz.We are ELITE. THE MOST ELITE. THE ELITEST OF THE ELITE. NOTHING SHALL STOP US IN OUR QUEST TO BE THE VERY BEST
>>29183457We are Elite. We're kind to our comrades, but we're not afraid to do what needs to be done.
>>29183436This is a bad mentality to take.>>29183427This really doesn't matter since it's obvious that we're asking for information on the village.What's important is that we attempt to get to know something.We already have the ability to surprise her with Feint Attack. So it doesn't matter if we attack her now or later, since we'll still have the element of surprise with us.
>>29183461Shut the fuck up, that doesn't mean we're fine killing humans, some of which might be younger than us.Not if they don't make the first move.
>>29183486She already has made the first move. You do remember the psychic fuckery she's up to in our head? And the threat to kill us.
>>29183474actually it matters a lot if we attack her now or later. because if we don't attack now, there very well might not be a later.
>>29183457We don't have to kill her right now. Just knocking her out would be better than trying to talk while she roots around in our head.
Oh god I wish you people would settle down when you are outvoted instead of becoming increasingly bitter and insulting
>>29183486>Not if they don't make the first move.She already has.
>>29183457Noooooooooooo, I'm saying we should use our evil powers to level the playing field against our esper opponents. The whole 'not going to pussy out when the espers use their children as shields' thing is just a very nice bonus.
>>29183486They just threatened us, and they're working alongside monsters. And stealing from the dome.Yes, it's a tough decision to make. That doesn't mean we aren't going to make it.
>>29183537>>29183500not really a move, unless you think goldie's constant mindreading means he's always making moves on us.
>>29183504We're trained for combat. If it comes to who can draw their gun faster than the other, I'd put my bet on us.If you're worried about her alerting other psychics, don't be. Because she could do that in an instant.>>29183537He isn't talking about mindreading.
Guys she doesn't want to kill have you wondered why?
>>29183550>Your head begins to throb harder with a nearly splitting headache as the psychic attack worsens.Yeah, that's just some low-grade mindreading.
Rolled 15>>29183427What do you mean 'see through any of our attempts to get more info'? She has said she wants to kill us. We want to know why. There is no thought running through our head that would dissuade her from answering if she would have been inclined to answer without said psychic abilities. So long as we aren't actually running some stupid plan or planning out her death, talking is perfectly viable. It has been stated that she is not happy aboiut the thought of killing us. Attempting to gain more information and parley is a reasonbable course of action. Moreover, we are an elite rocket who is out scouting. Gathering information is a far more responsible priority than killing anyone who seems like they may be a threat.
>>29183486They are rooting around in Ceru's head RIGHT NOW. And they literally just said that they are going to kill her.Nasty Plot will absolutely fuck them up since they're in our head. I say we go for it.
>>29183504She has shown hesitation to kill. Her attack won't be as quick as ours would be once we use Feint Attack.
>>29183566you've yet to do anything to discredit the idea it may be another psychic operating on and not this human in a zombie scenario.
You raise your hand as you try to slip into your evil state to break off the attack, yet her fingers are deep in your mind, obstructing you from that means."You.. Listen. Kill me, others will investigate. You won't like that, right?"The woman from beyond the door is silent for a moment there, the attack decreases somewhat, though the hold is still there."You are right, I got ahead of myself. We just need to send you back, having found nothing." She's lucid now, less panicked than before and the probing mental fingers dig deeper with a more focused intent, your jaw begins to go lax from the psychic attack, icy drool dripping from your maw."Cerulean, you need to walk away from here, forget what-" She pauses again, and your wrestle control of your mind and body again.You feel the "fingers" slip out of your head and suddenly your thoughts are your own."Oh Arceus, he's killed? No, he wasn't supposed to- Of course that's why you're here. Murders. He was only supposed to steal. No, not kill. Damn it all, he wasn't supposed to kill."You hear the woman slump to the ground, a ringing persists in your ears from the attack, still drawing you to turn away from the door.> "What are you talking about?"> Open the door and cut her open. Eliminate the threat.> Run and get Devon.> (Other)
>>29183613>Help the woman up and ask her what she's talking aboutBest to impress as favorable an image of us as we can on her.
>>29183613slam door open.Snap pictures. everywhere.Flee to devon.
>>29183613>[x] "What are you talking about?"This sounds important.
>>29183613> "What are you talking about?"HER PROBES ARE WITHDRAWN. QUICKLY MESSAGE DEVON WHILE SHE DOESN'T NOTICE
>[X] "What are you talking about?"You trusted one of them didn't you? They are all monsters. All of them. Yes he has killed. He sent others to die.
>>29183613>>29183663Oh yes. This is nice. Very nice. Make sure that, whatever message to Devon, we impress on him the importance of stealth.
>>29183613Nasty Plot to make sure she can't get a hold of your mind again and run to Devon. Time for a full retreat. We got all we need.
>>29183613>your jaw begins to go lax from the psychic attack, icy drool dripping from your maw.You fucking idiots. If this was a serious enemy trying to fuck us up this would've been game over. Don't fuck with espers. If we don't use every tool at our disposal to combat them, we're going to lose every time.
>>29183613>>[x] Run and get Devon.no more mind control!
Rolled 20>>29183613"Look, let's talk about this. This not a great situation for you, but if you let me know what is going on, we might be able to come to a reasonable conclusion. If we do, then everything works out. If we don't, then you can wipe my mind of this conversation anyway and send me back."
>>29183687stop being a vitriolic fucker so consistently and thoroughly or I may start voting against you out of spite without realizing it.
>>29183685No Nasty Plot.If she mind probes us, we can use Feint Attack to momentarily disappear from her psychic senses. Using Nasty Plot would just immediately end any sort of talks.
I think we should immediately go into Nasty Plot mode. No more mind whammies thank you very much.
>>29183613Feint Attack would be better for fleeing than Nasty Plot, I think, since it's more of a blank out than a KILL KILL KILL.
>>29183687Like you say, it wasn't a serious enemy though. Just a frightened esper who's home we are currently invading that you wanted to murder in cold blood.
>>29183687You are a spaz. Understand that and feel shame.Also, we could have interrupted it. We just chose not to.
>>29183613[x]hugALL SHALL BOW BEFORE OUR CUDDLENESS
>>29183722you'll notice that I implied that I do not wish to talk. we need to get out of here and get back up.
>>29183613"He has killed, whoever he is. We have come for answers and for justice. More deaths were planned, not simple ones. He planted a death urge in a man, horrid and consuming depression and desire to kill himself. I prevented that death, and to protect my home I would do much more. You live less than a day from that place, within it's shadow. You can exist in silent animosity, or in peace. Peace requires justice."
>>29183722she was in the process of mind wiping us, Feint Attack does us no good if we don't know where we are.
>>29183613>[X] Open the door and cut her open. Eliminate the threat.EVIL MODE, BEFORE SHE CAN REFOCUS HER THOUGHTSJUST BECAUSE AN ENEMY SAYS THEY DID NOT WANT TO KILL, DOES NOT MEAN THEY ARE NOT AN ENEMY
>>29183762>if we don't know where we are.What?
>>29183718You say 'you' as if it's one person. There are around a dozen people participating in this quest, and the split is at least 70-30, and approaching an equal split the longer your ineffective tactics continue.
>>29183613Open the door, try to project friendliness, we'll drop the facade in a bit.[X] "What are you talking about?"At the first sign of further mental intrusion we Feint Attack and slice open her throat.
>>29183787I actually voted to be more aggressive, which is why you should stop being a vitriolic fuck before you drive me to cuddletown.
>>29183613> Open the door and cut her open. Eliminate the threat.
>>29183613Nasty plotThey were literally just mindwiping us before Devon accidentally saved our ass. Don't go full retard, /tg/. This negotiation is over, and now it's time to gut them.
Rolled 4Okay, this >>29183750 then this >>29183717 then elements of this >>29183760 in the ensuing conversation. We've getting through to her, let's make her realise how bad her situation is, comfort her, and do our best to make everything better.
>>29183778If we are Mind wiped we forgot everything to do with the village anon. Do try to follow along.
>>29183787Um, what are you talking about?He's just complaining against that other anon acting like a jerk to everyone else.I mean, it's not as if anyone here is expected to not get angry or upset, but....it's not good manners to act the way he did. It's hard to play a quest when there's this one guy constantly insulting everyone else for their decisions.
>>29183809Do what you want, just know that you're killing our character.
>>29183821There it is again. It's not one guy.I've been called 'that guy' twice in this thread, and I'm sure three other people have had the same thing happen to them.You can't keep ignoring the fact that this world is sinister and dangerous and expect to continue living in it.
>>29183820Are you.....are you being an asshole?Your earlier reply's intent was different from mine since, when I said to use Feint Attack, I meant it as a way to break her efforts in mindwiping us. Your post, then, brushed over that and skipped to saying that we'd be brainwashed.There's no need to act like an asshole, man. I know the mood is tense right now, but acting the way you're doing now doesn't help at all.
>>29183836Your way would get us just as dead.Trying to kill someone who wasn't hostile but IS much stronger than us.
>>29183613[X] Open the door and cut her open. Eliminate the threat.Use Dark/Evil mode for this.
>>29183613>[X] Open the door and cut her open. Eliminate the threat.Anybody who is still trying to negotiate after they very nearly performed a psychic lobotomy on us is waaay too set on being a 'good girl'.Being a rocket means making hard decisions. This is not such a decision. Stealing valuable materials, killing (even if that was not the intention, it was the result) and mindwiping people all across the dome. The only real option here is brutal retaliation.
>>29183613>[x] "What are you talking about?"We should at least know who killed him
>>29183869You misunderstood my message. I was speaking in a general sense in that last sentence. I make no assumptions about whether or not you're the same anon (and I tried to make this clear with my second sentence).
get to DevonGTFOback to dometell boss what we know
>>29183871Feint attack would only interrupt the process, not prevent it. Being mind wiped is a bad thing. Especially if we forget why we are in the place we are. We were in the drooling stage before she happened upon the memory of the deaths.
>>29183613> "What are you talking about?"The second we feel so much as a single hint of psychic fuckery, pop evil mode and> Open the door and cut her open. Eliminate the threat.
>>29183613> "What are you talking about?"Give her a chance to respond, let her think we want to talk. then open the door and off her with Evil mode.
>>29183905We were in the drooling stage because we chose not to interrupt it.And interrupting it is all we would need to do to get out.
>>29183904If we do that then they are going to skedaddle before we get back
>>29183905I won't deny that letting it get that far was risky, but it paid off, and we are still here for investigative purposes. We have a chance to learn more. Don't wimp out now.
>>29183875>Wasn't hostile>Threatened to murder us>Was in the process of mind-wiping us when luck saved usHow would you even know how strong she is, we didn't even fight back.Lastly, we're here to fight. We're here to eliminate the esper monster. We know the esper monster has human accomplices or at least brainwashed human minions. Eliminating them as threats is an extension of our mission.The safest way to do this is exactly how we've been trained. Use our evil moves and strike before they can. We've already failed to do this. We lucked out once. Don't count on it happening again.
>>29183934what if we just freeze her?
>>29183955Our job was not to eliminate the threat, but to investigate it. To understand what's happening and why.
>Consensus lies with talk.> Open Shortrange Radio for Devon> Help her up.> Maybe give her a hug> Ask her what she's talking about and what's going on.>Try to come to a nonviolent conclusion...> React with Evil Mode if you feel psychic influence.Anything else?Roll 1d100 Threshold 30
>>29183955We're here to investigate.That's our fucking job.You can't investigate a bunch of bloody corpses, that tells us nothing.I bet you wanted to straight up have Devon burn the place down.
Rolled 19>>29183983>Threshold 30WE'RE GONNA DIE
Rolled 69>>29183983Let's roll.
>>29183913This I can understand but going full murder when we don't even understand the full situation.It like you aren't even ELITE.I mean taking her alive is as ELITE you can get.
>>29183903Thing is, I am the 'he' you were referring to. Rage is all you fags pay attention to anymore.You should stop assuming you know who's talking at any given time. Respond on a post by post basis.
>>29183983>threshhold 30Fuck we're dead.I just wanted to run and get devon.
Rolled 37>>29183983Peace & justice speech.
I wonder what we burn to get to devon without the psychic fuck from fucking us.Because we sort of need 'im.
>>29184007Anon, I am talking in a general sense.It doesn't matter if we're talking to the same person or not. The fact of the matter is, your conduct is horrible. Correct yourself because you're making this thread hard to enjoy for others.
Rolled 98>>29183983nat 100?
>>29183983Should've just attacked her.
>>29183983There's almost no point rolling.There's an 8% chance we make 7 rolls without any of them being 30 or less.
>>29184059if you're going to be like that, we shouldn't have split up in the first place.See? Two can be lousy poor sports.
>>29184063That's cruel.......>>29183983So does that mean you truly intended that we not be able to avoid any conflict here?
>>29184081You're right, splitting up when we know espers are the most dangerous foe on the planet was pretty stupid. Good thing I didn't vote for that, I don't have to feel bad.
>>29184081I actually did vote for not splitting up. That was just retarded.
>>29184081Let's go even further. We shouldn't have entered the village at all. Or left the dome. Or accepted the mission.
>>29184091That was an encounter threshold. It went up because you looked around the wrong person.Lucky that it wasn't Devon that found her.
>>29184091the only way to avoid conflict here would have been solid snaking it.Under any of the conditions predicted, being detected by the humans would have alerted the psychics, regardless of if they were slaves or psychics themselves.
>>29184091I think it's because Evil Mode will automatically make a situation hostile.Because it's EVIL.
>>29184081I repeatedly asked to not split up. It was dumb.
If we somehow don't get mindcontrolled or dead, we kill her no more talking, these people use brains as etch a sketches
>>29184120No, anon. Down boy.
>>29184113You mean it's a good thing we didn't kill?
>>29184111I voted for not becoming a rocket in the first place. See what you did? Yeah... Thanks.
>>29184120Seconded.Literally any other mission, fine. Not with espers. Never with espers.Irrational The fear is totally rational fear of espers should almost be canon at this point.
>>29184113Huh. That seems to imply that violence isn't the optimal answer.
Rolled 20 + 4Charm Roll 1d20C+3 R+2Vs???Paranoia +2 ??? +2
>>29184166well we lose.
Rolled 3 + 5>>29184166OH FOR FUCK'S SAKE
Rolled 11 + 5>>29184166Nothing for it.
Rolled 9 + 5>>29184166NEVER SURRENDER
Rolled 17 + 5>>29184166
Rolled 11 + 5>>29184166
Rolled 8 + 5>>29184166For fucks sake
Rolled 10>>29184166might as wellHope there's a degree of success system
>>29184166Can we just forfeit our rolls so we can make this go by faster? This entire incident is an embarrassing waste of time, let's get to combat so we can lose ourselves in glorious tactics.
>>29184166What was that earlier roll even for?
>>29184166Spend a charm to negate her crit?The rewards for this mission certainly are piling up with these new life experiences.
>>29184209No, don't spend charm.
>>29184209Yes>>29184201Fuck off, we'll die.
>>29184209What does her crit even do? Make her attack us?
>>29184209Sure.Are we even going to get paid for this? Or does it all go towards ROCKET FUNDS! Not that I mind giving our GLORIOUS LEADER our hard-earned cash.
>>29184209I have no idea what her crit implies YggYou know we don't have enough information to make an informed decision!You tear me apart with this!Yes.
>>29184209No But everyone else will vote yes. Goodbye +3 bonus.
>>29184247I don't think trainees get pay.Unless they do.
>>29184209Go right the fuck I already hate the fact can't train and critfail cause us to lose stats
>>29184283Ms. Seraphis is apparently paying for this mission. I'm not sure if she's paying us or Giovanni for our expertise.
>>29184281Would you rather Charm, or would you burn Tenacity?Cause I'm going to guess combat is going to be shit.
>>29184209Ygg would increasing our conditions give us a bonus to charm rolls
>implying he's talking about literal paywe got LIFE EXPERIENCE.we will be evolving soon
I'm sure you guys will say 'Yeah we didn't do that because it would've been meta' but you all realize that we critfailed the encounter check right? That means the espermon is going to catch us right about...now.
>>29184374Actually, encounter checks aren't always bad.
>>29184374Actually he has rolled for that yet.
>>29184374We wouldn't have found the Farfetch'd without failing an encounter check.Like in this system, rolling well just means that nothing happens and we avoid encountering anyone.
>>29184422Rolling well means we can do what we want instead of being surprised.By the way, being surprised by an esper is a doom's day scenario. I bet even goldie could mindrape us without us knowing.
>>29184374>critfailed the encounter checkCritfailing encounter checks allows us to find an objective, however, it's in a situation where success is really difficult to obtain.Crit success has the objective dropping in our laps.
>>29184422If only he fixed the skill check >>29184461He hasn't rolled for severity yet
>>29184503There's not going to be a severity check this time because there's only one other immediate threat in the village.
>>29184546Collusion with monsters. What a horrible crime.
>>29184546So there's only one Drowzee thanks for the infoGuys we need her on our side.
>>29184546I hate this place. I want to let Devon burn it, but there's too many fucking kids in the way.It's like the first real enemy you put us against is the fucker wearing babies for armour.
>>29184606but we don't even know if there are any kids.These are entirely theoretical kids that we are trying to confirm or deny.
>>29184606You just need to be more Elite. They're working against the dome, they collude with monsters. If need be we kill them, we get the job done.
>>29184690We suspect there are kids here because of the size of the footprints.
>>29184606I also feel that this is more final-boss tier than first-mission-gone-wrong.Espers are the most dangerous thing on the planet.Babyvillagemoralitycrisis makes it a hundred times worse considering our gentle disposition.This is why I vote to burn everything and leave nothing standing. We need to get acclimated to this stuff ASAP before it gets harder on us.
>>29184695I have no problem voting to kill them if need be, but be realistic. We're not the majority.
>>29184709Out of character as fuck
>>29184709That's not elite at all. That's paranoid fear speaking.
>>29184709>>29184695You need to earn being dead inside.Also are you kidding? We have Devon on our side, that makes this way too easy for a final boss thing.Especially with how we flat out killed Alexis even though we were critically weak from our surgery.Calm down.
>>29184690From the smells we got from this longhouse we can tell there are kids. Something about happy fun times, dude. Its kids. Its even in Drowzee's pokedex, it kidnaps kids and steals their dreams or some shit. This one stole adults to have kids instead.
>>29184718I know.Being cuddly is our preferred option, if it works we can accomplish our goals without getting injured, if it doesn't we escalate.
>>29184695>>29184709ELITE seems to mean murder everything to you guys
>mfw Devon is probably just standing around wondering what he should have for dinner during our internal dilemma
>>29184739You can't selectively use evil moves. You have to take espers down before they can do anything or else you've already lost.We don't have to kill like this against any other foe. I'm just telling you guys that espers are way too dangerous to be handled like we're currently doing.
>>29184762we're not really having a dilemma, and not much time has passed.We're just sort of waiting to see what happens.
>>29184709>we should baby kill so baby killing becomes easier.Good reasoning there.This is a VERY abnormal situation we're dealing with, killing humans is not something we, or ANY ranger should "become acclimated to".
>>29184755This is an entirely reasonable course of action. I am quite fine with this.
>>29184758Being a Murderer > Being DeadWe decide what to put in the reports anyway.
>>29184780I don't know. It seems quite radical to not be immediately violent. Can we really be sure not attacking first is the right thing to do?
>>29184794>We decide what to put in the reports anyway.>lie to GiovanniWe're all gonna die thanks to morons like you.
>>29184794We are also still a little girl
>>29184794That's not elite at all.
>>29184794No. Giovanni decides what goes in the reports.
>>29184831His speedo is made out of the skins of those who dare lie to him
>>29184758More like completing the mission no matter the cost, instead of just retreating.
>>29184862>instead of just retreating.If you're going to imply that negotiations are retreating...
>>29184862And what is the mission?We must understand the situation first.
>>29184862But isn't our mission investigation?
>>29184794>Lying in the reports>Killing despite being a kindhearted little girlIt's like you guys choose whatever is most convenient to you
>>29184876To eliminate the esper monster than had infiltrated the dome. Preferably, we're going to bring its corpse back to Giovanni.
Ygg how are you going to deal with all the OOC bullshit in this thread.
>>29184897No. It was to investigate the disappearance of Silph Co. repel tech materials.
>>29184885It's dealing with the monster who got inside of the dome.
>>29184917And when we updated Giovanni about the mission and informed him that it was a monster behind it, he told us to kill it within the next day.
>>29184916He's ignoring it obviously.Don't drag the QM into this.
>>29184897Our was to make sure the materials didn't get stolen again
>>29184916by wisely ignoring ithow about we all just wait from Prof's update and react accordingly instead of just mean spirited repetitive banter that goes nowhere?
>>29184941He told us to "do what needs to be done."As we are elite, it is imperative that we find the best way to accomplish this mission. Burning everything down? Not the best way.
>>29184897>>29184919>>29184941That is a secondary objective. The primary obtaining the reason why materials were missing from the dome, and any possible accomplices in this shit.
>>29184968When did I say "Burn everything down"? I said that we need to kill the monster.
>>29184892Seriously. We're sure as shit not going to lie to Giovanni, because he's our boss and we think he's pretty awesome. Will we kill? Sure, we're capable of it, but dammit, our first response is not "frothing berserker rage mode." Honestly, I think it'd make a lot of sense for us to have attacked because she was basically about to mind-rape us. But being capable of killing someone is a lot different than actually doing it, and we're a little girl, elite or no. Our first response has always been "Befriend the fuck out of it." It's just who Ceru is as a person.>>29184976Monsters intruding into the dome is a lot more important than missing supplies.
>>29184968Especially since once we clear out the monster problem, this village could be a great recon base, since mostly everything is already set up.
>>29184989You know what I mean.We don't resort to slash and burn methods because we're panicking. As ever, reason needs to be what drives our actions. Not fear or paranoia.
>>29184976Those are the old orders, when we reported to Giovanni about what was going on he told us we were to find that monster and deal with it within a day.
You pick yourself up, your world still spinning from the attack earlier. Your eyes drift over the door separating you two, and you take the gentle steps towards the portal, swallowing hard as you touch the door against the repulsive waves."I'm sorry. I'm so sorry." The woman cries. Perhaps she saw a little bit too deep into what you've investigated.You turn on your radio, putting it on the one-way for Devon. At the very least, he would hear this. "What are you talking about, who's done this?" You ask, touching the door, pulling against it slowly to peer inside.The woman turns her gaze up, glaring at you now.She's very fair. Long blonde hair tied in several loops her face is clean and unmarred from what you can see, and she wears a long and light gown that seems to shimmer in what sparse light that finds itself filtering into the room from a rooftop window.The smell that you had caught from outside hits you again, that heavy musk."You-" She raises a hand, her eyes focusing on you as you peek inside. With a turn, you shut the door again."I'm sorry. Look, I'm here to investigate a theft. I found a murder.""He shouldn't have done that." She whispers again, nearly sobbing that out.You're silent for a moment, yet on edge. The moment you feel that probing again..You sigh, trying to calm down a bit, this is important Boss expects you to resolve this.. but how?What about changing the subject?"So, how did you come to be here?"The woman sniffles, coming out of her sorry state, if only just a little."I had dreams when I was younger. That a man with a crooked nose would take me away from home. I lived in the place we do not speak of. I was just a little girl with odd little dreams there. My parents hadn't thought much of them. A child's imagination and such.He came for me, that man. He took me away from there."
"I don't quite remember their faces anymore either, the ones that brought me into this cruel world.Out the other children he'd taken, he loved me the most. He admired my dreams, even if I could no longer remember them.Like the others, I was hypnotized until I could understand being here. I understand now that I love him. We even had a child together.""You had a child with a man? From outside the dome?"The woman laughs a little at that,"Less a man. You would think of him as a monster."Your eyes go wide,"You... And a monster?"Yes." The woman's become very calm now, actually very oddly so."Why did you tell me that story?" You touch the door, feeling the splintering of the wood beneath your claws. "Why would you just tell me all of that?""Why?" The woman let's the word linger upon the air for a moment. "Because my love has returned to me. He will set all these things right again, as he always does."You look ahead to see a tall figure, around 5'6" standing but a few paces from you. Wearing a cloak made of that same shimmering material, though a bit heavier, a crooked nose peeks out of it right along with almond shaped eyes.For a moment, you're stunned by his presence, hypnotized by his eyes as they stare into and consume yours.A shiny coin falls out of his hand, tied to a single shiny thread and it swings to one side like a metronome...
>>29184994>>29185024Oh yes, because a single woman with one Drowsee created or stole blueprints of a machine, then wandered out into the wilderness to create a happy village of tortured kids.Are you fucking serious? Kill the cat's paw, and let any assholes escape into the shadows?
>>29185015Again, I never said to. We need to deal with this girl. I don't care how. Befriend her, knock her out, kill her. Whatever. Then we need to find the monster and gut it.Burning the village is stupid. It has valuable stolen goods that need reclaiming.
>>29185043Oh, goddamn it.
>>29185043Oh got, Hypno.And he apparently hypnotized a woman into loving him.
>>29185043So it is a Hypno.Also it looks like humans ARE in the human-shaped egg group.
>>29185043Okay, time to go full Evil mode. Nastly Plot on at the first available opportunity.
>>29185080That or this is a ranger with a Hypno implant.Which would be.....worse?
>>29185043who's that pokemon?KILL ITOH GOD KILL IT
>>29185073He hypnotized lots of people. Possibly all espers.For years.Maybe Sabrina can have her most talented subordinates deprogram them?
>>29185043>MetronomeBrace yourselves gentlemen
>>29185043Close. Our. Eyes. Snarl. Feint Attack. Frost Breath
>>29185043Oh my god. We kill everything now. >>29185044Monsters. In. The. Dome. Giovanni said outright that that's a HUGE deal. Like outright panic in the dome kind of huge.Shit, look at what we're seeing literally at this moment. An intelligent monster snuck into the dome, mind-fucked a bunch of people, stole children, and killed a bunch of others.
We're about to be on the wrong end of a bad porno
>>29185043Devon knows that the monster is here.Shit is about to get crazy.
>>29185117A monster probably can't breed with a human. Perhaps it's a rogue ranger?
>>29185117I wouldn't say everything.We should at least check to see if killing the Hypno will undo or at least weaken its spell.
>>29185131>implying Bruise isn't the result of Bruno fucking a female Machamp into submission.
>>29185117And you advocate to kill them as fast as possible because, surely, they were working alone?I don't believe that for an instant. These are pawns.
Rolled 19 + 10>>29185043RESISTEvil +2 R+2 T+2VSHYPNOHypnosis Master +6 Assistance +4
>>29185131>A monster probably can't breed with a human.How do you explain Bruise Lee?Are you saying Bruno the Breaker of the Elite Four WOULDN'T fuck a Machamp?
Rolled 14 + 6>>29185152>Implying Bruno's sperm isn't powerful enough to impregnate anythingMark my words, that man could impregnate a rock. They don't call him The Breaker for nothing.>>29185168What the hell is up with these high rolls.
Rolled 20 + 6>>29185168Devil dice gooo
>>29185168Oh god no.
Rolled 6 + 6>>29185168pls dice gods
Rolled 14 + 6>>29185168
Rolled 2 + 6>>29185168Motherfucker.Hopefully we can Evil Plot out of it or Snarl.
Rolled 6 + 6>>29185168
>>29185168not even the ELITE can know peace from these crits
Rolled 7 + 6>>29185168Well. That is quite a pickle.
>>29185168STOP ROLLING SO HIGH YOU ASSHOLE
Rolled 19 + 6>>29185168SUCK A DICK HYPNO
>>29185177OH GOD. WE ARE BLESSED.CELEBRATE THE GLORY OF THE DICE GODS!
>>29185043Psychic harem. Hypno has been kidnapping little girls and keeping them in his psychic rape harem.Murder is the only resort.Nasty Plot only works on espers who can read thoughts. No, we need to stop thinking. Feint attack into crossroad killing.
>>2918517729 vs 26FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU-
>>29185168oh fuck.GET HERE FAST DEVON
>>29185177too elite to rape
>>29185177You glorious motherfucker.
>>29185177Wow, that is the first time I've seen Satan come through for us.
>>29185177YOU DID IT GOOD JOB, NOW WHAT WILL YOU DO?
>>29185209It's a crit.>>29185216Too young for it too.Unless you're into that.
>>29185177By Arceus...You have license to act.> Attack!> Talk> RUN> Take the woman hostage.> (Other)
>>29185209Crits auto secede
>>29185239>>[x] Attack!nasty plotcrossroad killingsrape is bad and he should feel bad
>>29185232Hypno is into thatAt least if my japanese cartoon porn is any indication.
>>29185239Subdue the man!Going by our interaction with the woman, the man probably brainwashed her when he arrived. If we take her down, she might get knocked out or, at least, freed from his control.
>>29185246Secede?SECESSION!JOHNNY REB WILL THROW OFF THE TYRANNY OF THE UNION!THE SOUTH HAS RISEN AGAIN!
>>29185239Which actions require a roll?
>>29185239Crossroad killing. He's mindscrewing us, then all of a sudden our instincts flare on our own and we rip into him.
>>29185239RUN! GET THE REAL DARK TYPE AND LET HIM USE HIS HELLFIRE.
>>29185239>[x]Attack!>Snarl then Crossroad KillingFuck Hypno, Drowzee, and whatever nightmare ranger their parts has created.
>>29185239>[X] Attack!Nope! Not going to let that happen again
>>29185239>> Attack!KILL KILL KILL
>>29185259according to gelbooru, he isn't picky
>>29185239Nasty Plot, Feint Attack, Crossroad Killing.Chain dem evil moves like a motherfucker. Hypno needs to die RIGHT NOW before we become part of his fucked up psychic rape harem.SANITY BE DAMNED
>>29185239>ATTACKSnarl, Feint Attack, Crossroad KillingsI was all about talking things through with the woman, and still think we should spare her, but fuck this guy.
>>29185239[X] Attack!It's on motherfucker.Snarl at him as a free action, we need to break his concentration. Make knives with Ice Shard, use Crossroad Killing on him. Try to cripple his movement.
>>29185239>[x] Attack!Snarl + Feint Attack + Frost Breath>[x] (Other)IS OUR RADIO CONNECTION STILL ON? DEVON GET YOUR ASS HERE NOW. LET THE SOUNDS OF COMBAT URGE YOU TO RUN FASTER
>>29185239attack the hypnofree the hypno slavesHopefully.Maybe.That might work.
>>29185239>Snarl>Feint Attack>Crossroad Killing>>29185295Nasty Plot won't help Crossroad Killing. It's a physical attack. Nasty Plot only improves special moves.
>>29185295I'd say Snarl would be better than Nasty Plot, since Nasty Plot boosts our Special Attack, which our next two moves won't be using.
>>29185239Yeah, nah you going to get fucked up.[X] Attack his Ass
>>29185239Snarl, Feint Attack, Crossroad Kill
>>29185239>> Attack!Esper rekker Evil combo mode engage!>>29185308Why would we use ice knives when our claws are going to be sharper?
>>29185269He brainwashed her into coming, then used psychic influence to make her love him. Our evidence started to undo the damage, but he got there and psychically re-adjusted her mind in the middle of our conversation. You can actually see the point where she started getting re-brainwashed into loyalty. Once he's out of the picture, THEN we can try pointing out the truth.
>>29185320And we find the dumbass who wants us to get raped by a Hypno.Go back to /d/
>>29185319>>29185326Oh, well, replace Nasty Plot with Snarl then. I didn't know what Crossroad Killing was.
>>29185337>Why would we use ice knives when our claws are going to be sharper?So we can stab his limbs into the ground and keep him from moving.Also, it's hard to move with something sharp embedded in your body.
>>29185239> TalkDiplomacy people, diplomacy. Why are you all such murderhobos?
>>29185326Snarl is a free action. We don't need to choose between it and something else.
>>29185308>>29185301Aim for his hand, the one with the coin. Mangle it as much as possible.>>29185337Knives go deeper and can imbed themselves in people.
>>29185369We just learned this guy raped a girl. Nope. No diplomacy for him.
>>29185367Or....we could eviscerate him and take his head back to Giovanni
>>29185369Hypno isn't a person,
>>29185239FUCK THAT SHITSnarl, Feint Attack, Crossroad KillLet's try to go full animu with a one stroke finish
>>29185369About what? Give us a topic, and a reason why we need to talk about it.
>>29185366It's fine, since Prof changed the name. I forgot what it's called in the game. Midnight Slash or something?>>29185369There was a time for that before.But from what we've just learned, this man is likely quite hostile. He's been kidnapping people and, apparently, has raped at least one of them.
>>29185369What part of 'Psychic Rape Harem' do you not understand?BECAUSE HE IS TRYING TO ADD US TO A PSYCHIC RAPE HAREM.
>>29185369This is the kind of person most of you were about a half hour ago.Can you understand the 'Kill espers with fire' point of view now?If Devon wasn't a hard counter to these guys and we hadn't nat 20'd, we'd be his next rape slave.
>>29185401I'm sorry I was just joking. Couldn't resist, knowing the inevitable responses I'd get in this situation.
>>29185369this isn't murderhoboing. I say that as a die hard diplomancer.This guy's brain washed an entire village into rape slaves. FUCK that.
>>29185417Also, guys, we have 30 stamina andFeint Attack + Crossroad Killing will cost us 12 stamina.If we take him down at once, that's good, but if the fight drags out, we'll need to rely on our non-stamina consuming moves and on Devon. Whenever he gets here.
>>29185369A creature has kidnapped children and mind-raped them into loving it and being sex slaves.It is now attempting to do that to us.And you want to TALK to it?I bet your leftist dumbass would've sided with Neville Chamberlain for negotiating with Hitler after he remilitarized the Rhineland, annexed Austria, and annexed the Sudentenland.
>>29185417Hypno's face when none of you want to love him forever and ever
child abduction, kidnapping, theft, murder, rapetell how this man/monster wouldn't get executed/put down
>>29185408Fun fact: Crossroad Killing is the move name in the Japanese version.Catpchcha: Horehound ofNumerYou bet.
>>29185369The girl was a victim being puppeted, which was fairly obvious for a good chunk of this conversation. We took risks by not fighting her, but it was worth it not to hurt an innocent. This is the mastermind and the real threat. He is almost certainly the murderer, and if he isn't, he's the one responsible in some fashion for all of this. He is completely and totally a bad guy. Attacking someone who is a threat to us is something Ceru MIGHT do, but attacking someone who is abusing their psychic powers to hurt others is totally within Ceru's IC actions.
>>29185426just for that, I'm changing my vote to talk.Unless you apologize for being an unsortsmanlike vitriolic fuck.
>>29185447It really doesn't need the Feint Attack. What's the benefit of it? Crossroad Killing already suppresses killing intent until the last moment.
>>29185426Are you retarded?If anything, that just reinforced that the woman you were all for killing is an innocent victim in all of this.
>>29185426>This is the kind of person most of you were about a half hour ago.Rude. It was just someone playing a practical joke.The woman, we could talk with. This man, from the overwhelming reaction to attack him, is obviously someone none of us here would consider talking with. We're reasonable people. Unlike the people who're constantly jumping to attack all the time.Yeesh. This must be what Devon's mind is like.
THIS is the situation in which the Blackglasses would have come in handy.Reduced stamina on Evil moves? Yes please.
>>29185239> (Other)Give in to mindrape/ eat any candy he offers
>We even had a child together.inb4childseesuskillThis better not end up like Beatrix Kiddo.
>>29185426>my dice finally come throughSeriously, my best timing ever. We were sooo gonna get raped there. ...of course, it's back to mediocrity for me now. Anyway, we can splatter the psychic all over the walls. Let's try and take the woman back with us to see if we can get her deprogrammed.There's no way that's gonna happen.
>>29185475Nope, because kill has majority now. I bow to no one, doing anything else would be too META. Right, pussy?
>>29185452I was about to comment on us fighting a Jewish stereotype.Isn't he even wearing a cloak and a wide-brimmed hat?
>>29185426You're.....I know you're bitter, but you should have taken a moment to examine the situation.The woman is definitely someone we should try to save. We were able to ascertain this from talking to her.
>>29185486Quick attack would have been great here.
>>29185498maybe we request it be standard issue for rocketsesper paranoia will find a new high when this gets back to the dome
>>29185516next time her life is on the line and a vote will change the outcome, you've sealed her fate.
>>29185486Feint Attack helps us close in, I think.
>Attack>Stamina 35%>Full evil repertoire.Snarl free Faint Attack 5% Crossroad 7%Total cost: 12%Are you positive?If so, roll 1d20.DC 19
>>29185522different kinda hat
>>29185514We're not taking her with us. We're staying in the area with Devon and calling the Rockets for reinforcements, ask for Espers specifically.Don't forget there are more people in Hypno's Magical Realm.
>>29185557how about just snarl and crossroad killing?
>>29185488Holy shit it makes sense now. You've just justified my existence. We're the tingle in the back of Cerulean's mind telling her to kill, to destroy.This is perfection, this is bliss. Kill, Cerulean, it's what you were born for. You wouldn't want to fail your mother, your friends, would you? Then KILL. REND AND TEAR UNTIL NOTHING REMAINS
>>29185557Eh. The DC is for Crossroad?Let's switch to Frost Breath instead.
>>29185557Does Feint Attack add anything to Crossroad Killing? They both say they're attacks with killing intent only shown at the end.
Rolled 18 + 6>>29185557What's our bonus?
>>29185557I'd say skip the Feint Attack. Does that adjust the DC any?
>>29185557what is the DC for?
Rolled 18>>29185557Nurgle, Tzeentch, Slaanesh, Khorne, Gork, and Mork!Don't fail me now!
>>29185580I DID ITGET FUCKED HYPNO
Rolled 3>>29185578>>29185580NEVER MIND WHAT I JUST SAID.Let's go.
>>29185536Yeah, I'm sort of predicting an esper holocaust when word gets out.I hope it doesn't happen, but really, this shit is ridiculous. There are like, dozens of kids here in this Esper's rape den.
>>29185580Well.Looks like the Dice Gods frown upon Hypno.
>>29185580Okay, let's take it.
I don't want to actually change the course of action because that would take so much time to get a consensus, but if I was playing on my own, I would have feinted into a frost breath so we could then retreat.
>>29185580Well, Prof didn't specify modifiers, so I think this counts.Woo!Fuck Hypno.
>>29185580I love you man
>>29185580THE MOST ELITE
>>29185585>>29185580Well, I guess we didn't need to wait for replies to any of those clarifications, huh? Good rolling.Captcha: objectives wikenyo
>>29185612but that's what he wants
>>29185557Was this a SAN check?Because I'm really glad we succeeded on it given that we are in a room full of helpless rape victims.
>>29185651You are now imagining Ceru fucking the Hypno with a 10" strapon while Devon masturbates furiously in the corner while watching
>>29185665There's one chick, one so far gone that it's more putting her out of her misery than it is murder.
I want to leave Hypno's Magical Realm>>29185580...Yeah, that'll do it.
really wish we took cloyster now
>>29185694Eh, I'd say she's not too far gone at all, given her reaction to hearing that Hypno murdered a guy.
>>29185694very much disagreement.
We should totally make a speedo out of Hypno's face and give it to the Boss as a present.
>>29185694It'd still be pretty traumatising.
>>29185714Who knew how soon we'd have wanted an anti-rape goblin.
>>29185717She's gonna need a LOT of therapy .she is getting a book and movie out of this if she makes it
>>29185714Yes, an Anti-Rape Goblin would be pretty useful....For Hypno.
>>29185714Don't start.Also Cloyster is worthless for special defense.
>>29185744I'd watch it,
>>29185694She was snapping out of it.It seems like something that needs to be constantly reapplied by the guy.
Rolled 15 + 8>>29185580Evil state resisted... for now.>>29185585Ceru VS HypnoCeruCrossroad Critical Faint attack +4 R+2 H2H +3HypnoDisable+Confusion Level difference +4 Nullify modifier??? Assistance +4
Rolled 3 + 9>>29185768I hope I don't fuck it up
Rolled 8 + 9>>29185768
Rolled 17 + 9>>29185768Ugh. Third roll in a row.
>>29185766You know that time when a big bad tells you their evil plan/backstory because you're going to die or forget anyway?
>>29185768so... do we roll?
Rolled 1 + 9>>29185676...please no. If anything, Devon runs in to save us and finds Hypno all over the walls, and us covered head to foot in blood. Our fur is literally dyed red, and we're grinning ear to ear. And Devon has to step outside to hide his raging murder-boner.>>29185732I... not quite, but I like your thinking. It's like how cats bring you birds when they think you're not hunting enough. We bring home faces. >>29185768
Rolled 14 + 9>>29185768SERIOUSLY?????
Rolled 9 + 9>>29185768Time for a 1.
Rolled 4 + 9>>29185768I want to get off Hypno's Magical Ride
>>29185800woo, made it.
>>29185810FUCK YOU FUCK YOU FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK YOU FUCK YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
Rolled 14 + 9>>29185768
Rolled 15 + 9>>29185768
Rolled 12 + 9>>29185768you're going down slime
>>29185810You fucked up.>>29185768Wait a minute. Did we roll to resist succumbing to our evil state? Didn't you say using 3 of them is safe?
>>29185810YOU FUCKED UPCAN WE BURN SOMETHING TO RID US OF THIS?
>>29185810Rev up that tenacity, let's burn some.
FUCKING GODDAMIT NOW.I should have quit while I was ahead. "Oh wow, I rolled a 20 and saved us from rape earlier, let's try again." Nice going me.
>>29185810good job, son, yah fucked us.
>>29185810Spend a point negate
>>29185810Might as well burn a tenacity point.
>>29185810Burn tenacity.There will be no psychic harem rape this night
>>29185843>Didn't you say using 3 of them is safe?3 or more.>>29185856You may burn 2 tenacity to delete the failure.
>>29185810Okay, burning tenacity gets us a 26, which should, in theory, be high enough to win.BURN THAT SHIT. Turn Hypno into giblets before he has a chance to go full /d/ in here.
>>29185893Yes.11 Tenacity -> 9
>>29185810Hypno is gonna get a little sexier everytime
>>29185893Yep. Let's go! At 9, we won't be getting any penalties yet, and we'll probably recoup our loss if we win the fight. And we'll want to take this guy down hard before he can use bring all his power to bear.
>>29185893DONE AND DONE
>>29185893What are you waiting for? Burn baby burn!
>>29185893... do it.
>>29185893DO IT DO IT DOITDOIT...>Yes
>>29185893fuck it, let's take the 1Devon's on his way anyhoo. We might not even get one shotted.
>>29185923Oh god, that picture>"Dare you enter my magical realm~"
>>29185924Actually, every point below 10 is -1. Every two above 10 is +2.So we'll be getting penalties.
>>29185893For the love of God burn it
>>29185917>>29185923>Hypno, the rapist pokemon
>>29185938We might end up being raped by a Hypno though.And that's bad.Also, we would probably wreck Devon in a straight fight because water vs fire, so us being hypnotised is really bad.
Ceru's score is reduced from 26 to 25 due to tenacity loss.Hypno's score lies at 23.>Writing.
>>29185768Huh, I thought that there'd be a type bonus for using a Dark move. Unless that's figured into the Faint attack.
>>29185965No, it's still 2 points per penalty/bonus. I actually cleared this up with Prof before.
>>29185988Stats: Provide situational bonuses to relevant rolls. (Every 2 positive ranks above 10 will yield a +1 bonus. Every point below 10 will similarly yield a -1 bonus. Rounded up.)>Every point below 10 will similarly yield a -1Also, look at >>29185985We're getting -1 now.
>>29185965The pastebin has been updated yet because we're getting +2 tenacity bonus
>>29185986That's the + 4
>>29185985Not good enough to finish the job, you say?Damnit Devon stop killing the mindraped (and actualraped) puppets and help us out here.
>>29186008The +4 was labeled as us getting a crit with CRC.Don't you roll for that or something? Or is that behind the scenes..
>>29185985Prof, before, didn't you say penalties are only incurred per 2 points below 10? I know I asked you this around the time of our surgery.
>>29186008Then I really don't get the math. How is our bonus calculated? Feint attack and CRC are at 3, super effective added one? And what benefit did chaining Feint do?
>Ingenuity(14): Modifies (+2) to any kind of thinking, technique creation, or technique combination roll.>technique combination roll.I wonder why we didn't get a boost for that.
>>29186041It's so. Fixed it.>>29186031Crossroad is a critting move. The Dark bonus is from type advantage.
>>29186008I thought Feint gave extra against Psychic, unless it was only against Espers since we got a +8 total bonus from it against Alexis way back when.