The World is on fire, the world is ablaze, the world cannot survive its pain without radical change.Welcome to the world of Pokemon after the third reckoning.This quest aims to fit between the two existing Pokemon quests and fill a unique role without alienating existing Pokemon quest followers.AoPH quest is a world of death, and its main character is incredibly soft.Pokemon quest is a world of the anime and games, where little goes wrong and fun can be found around every turn, but the main character is awkwardly positioned in it as a delinquent.This quest will have a self-serving protagonist in a world suited for such a person. My purpose is not to railroad you, but as a warning, if you do not fill this role, the hostile world you've been given will likely take advantage of you.So hello and welcome to this land of Pokemon, which is rife with violence, organized crime, and child soldiers, filled to the brim with desperately poor children striving to become the next Pokemon master. Welcome to the land of people making the best of their situations and innocent folks rejecting those who would do them harm. Welcome to a land of Pokemon where guns are commonplace. Welcome to Pokemon: Russian Edition
The first order of business is simple.Who are you in this world of ours? A man or a woman?
>>32656921A wise decision.What is your name, son? (If requested I can provide some from my name spreadsheet)
>>32657097Ivan Ivanovich Ivanovsky, son of Ivanik Ivantel Ivanovsky.But you can call me Adam.
>>32657256On second thought just pick from this list;Lawrence LaurenceNathanielSebastianVincentCassianCedricEverettHectorJasperMaximilianSholtoTristanVictorJulianNapoleonJonathanDominicAlastairChristopher
>>32657343I'll agree with Cedric
>>32657298DominicOnly way to go.
We've got a goodly amount of names thus far. Start voting for one another's names or few will leave happy.AbelAdairAddisonAldenAlveyArcherAshleyAverillAyersBarnesBarret (Barrett)BeakeBennettBlackBlakeBlueBrandonBurkeCantrellChristopherCornellCrossDerrick (Derricks)DukeDunnEastonEldridgeElliot (Elliott)EmersonFairchildFletcherFoxGrangerGriffinHaleHarlowHarmonHarperHartHawk (Hawkins)HayleyHeathHenryHollinsHolmesList of last names.Also note that the quest is Russian in spirit, not in practicality. Imagine how many Ivans there would be.
>>32657421First: CedricLast: CrossIf we were female we could've been C^2 and met Lelouch
You are a young man by the name of Cedric Cross.What skills do you have Cedric?(Choose one occupational skill and one criminal skill. Ex. Mechanic, Lockpicking. Powergame all you want, its actually encouraged.)
>>32657793Chemistry and drugs. Our pokemons shall be the /fit/est of the lot.
>>32657892>Drug dealer pokemon trainer>Quest turns into Breaking Bad: Pokemon EditionI'll support it.
>>32657932I WAS gonna go with survivalist, but this is too great.
>>32657892>develop a drug that activates mega evolutions>rip and tear everything
>>32657793>>32657892Chemistery and Con Man
>>32657793>occupational skill:Public Speaking>Criminal skillBomb-making
>>32657793Mathmatics and uh...I don't know. Assassination?
>>32657892>>32657932>>32657955I fully expect you to tell me specifically which drugs you use and why on each Pokemon, and where you acquire these substances in the quest.If you aren't prepared to get an associates degree in Chemistry, I would pick something else. You can still pick it if you want, but if you don't have the knowledge its going to be pretty useless.Ain't no magic here, just pokemans.
>>32657991I like this.And given this: >>32658009 I'll swap my vote over.
Are we going Team Rocket?Anyway, we're gonna need some pokemon-training skills
>>32658124Yeah, that would probably be a good idea. I vote for highwayman.Trainer, Banditry
Some more info while I give another ten or so minutes for votes to trickle in.1. There isn't a single gang, and they don't go by 'Team ...'. There are many you can interact with.2. You'll soon find out so I figure I'll tell you now that this is post modern pokemon. Pokeballs are now Pokecubes. No, really. They're cubes. Still called Pokeballs.3. Next vote is for 'world settings'.
>>32658242Taking too long. You're losing people.
Rolled 2>>32658313There's no real consensus. Don't blame me for that friendo.Public-speaking is one, pokemaniac is two.Bomb expert is locked in.
>>32658377We can be the poke-pharmacist.Desflorane for every pokemon.Or we just ran a pokemon center. A for profit Pokemon center. With organ harvesting on the side.
>>32658377I'll vote for pokemaniac too.The problem is though that this char-gen is taking too long.I'm pointing out that you're losing people.
>>32658400I, too, can see the potential in this quest, but we need to see more of your writing style, Frost anon, before we can commit.
>>32658377Pokeball shaped shrapnel bombs?Least we know how we'll be handling our losses.
>>32656731>pokemongood luck herding the autists OP
>>32658377Now that that's taken care of, let's discuss the world.Current population slider is set at 35% male 65% female due to the recent armed conflicts. Change? Y/N, if yes explain to what and why.Current edge-factor is medium-high. Expect to see death and occasional rape. Change? Y/N if yes tell me what and why.Any suggestions or input on climate and region size or etc. should be done now before it's locked and the game begins.>>32658400>>32658408After this is first story post, have faith.
>>32658430>Current edge-factor is medium-high. Expect to see death and occasional rape. Change? Y/N if yes tell me what and why.Yes.No rape.Because it's overedge.
>>32658430NNWar torn town in the context of a long prolonged trench war in a tropical nation.
>>32658468Rape only when plot necessates it. Used sparingly.
>>32658430Current population:Change: NCurrent edge-factor:Change: Y - Rapes overused as a plot device, there are better ways to establish that someone is a bad person.
>>32658430>Region-SizeSiberia Sized for maximum ADVENTURE>Edge Factor Might want to tone down on the rape. It can be a little cliche.
>>32658588I am ok with that.Battle the weather, battle the bandits, battle the government.
You were a quiet kid, more interested in befriending Pokemon than any humans. The obsession came about after years of self-imposed isolation from others in your village. You lived in dangerous times, and your mother warned you not to get involved with the local group of vandals and delinquents. You stayed at home and researched Pokemon every day, even if it was only for a little while until the power cut out like it usually did. The rest of your time was spent reading.You found a lot of strange things in books, some of it dangerous. You rightly found out that many Pokemon could outright kill a man, and so you took up explosives-making, figuring that if you could just blow up the opposition before they could attack you, you would be much safer.But your quiet, solitary lifestyle wasn't all fun and bombs. You were often scared to leave your home, to see the people that you were told were out there waiting for you. As a result of this, you waited until you were 16 to do anything with your life. A rarity, considering the times.Today was the day you would finally leave your home, leave the mother that had been nagging at you to get at least a part-time job for the last few years.Where do you go?>The City>The Forest>The Ruins>The Beach>The Mountain
>>32658720>>The RuinsThis is the correct choice.
>>32658720Beach. Water pokemons are essential for survival.
Rolled 26>>32658720>>The Ruins
>>32658720>>The MountainTime to make Niche proud.
>>32656731>AoPH quest is a world of death, and its main character is incredibly soft.I miss Ceru.
>>32658783Wait, our adorable seal MC is dead?
>>32658823No, AoPH was just on a hiatus last week.Still miss her.
>>32658833One of these days I have to get back into it.
Rolled 47>>32658747>>32658765>>32658769You knew the ruins better than most, despite never having been. This was the city of Ranel, home to a population numbering 200,000. It was broken now, decrepit. Few buildings were left, fewer left standing, and rarest of all were the untouched. You have a single Pokeball on your belt, bought with the money gained from selling your entire book collection. These ruins were home to a number of Pokemon, but which ones exactly is impossible to tell.>Choose a ‘dog’ pokemon
>>32658871Accompanying your chosen Pokemon with a roll is probably a smart choice.
>>32658871Entei. Go big or go home.
Rolled 20>>32658871In case you're not taking Entei votes, I choose Vulpix or Zorua as viable canine pokemon.
>>32658889>>32658931>>32658941>>32658943>>32658957>Entei.>We are already dead.
Rolled 68>>32658871What is that one dog pokemon that shows up at disasters.Absul?
>>32659018>AbsolThat's actually a really good idea>>32658871Voting Absol
>>32658959Seconding Vulpix. Need a magical fox pet.
Rolled 31>>32659123shit, stupid rollie typing thing.
There was always something about dog Pokemon that got to you. Maybe it was their perceived loyalty, so attractive in a world where your own mother would sell you out in a second. Without wasting a second, you dive into the ruins with gusto, a single Pokeball and only the most basic adventuring gear on your back. You come across a Fearow sleeping on top of a building, but quickly rule it out as a catch possibility due to its ferocity.Another few minutes and more walking nets you the chance to catch a strange-looking fluffy creature that you hadn't really come across in your studies.But at last, you come across a Pokemon that’s a personal favorite of yours, Vulpix. Fire-type, too. Your… ‘hobby’ matches up perfectly. >The Vulpix is currently resting, head on paws, eyes half-open. No other Pokemon can be seen in the area.>The Vulpix has its back to a building, sitting in the building’s shade. A small plaza or backyard is where you stand.>What do you do?
>>32659155Pet it, but don't touch the tails.(I'm also figuring you chose this because entei = firetype.)You're still a railroad you S.O.B.
>>32659155>Sit next to it and say hello.It's not a cat, it won't get pissed off at us.
Bomb enthusiast Pokemon trainer?I see entire parties of voltorbs in our future.
>>32659199Don't worry, the Entei votes have been noted.Heh
>>32659155Approach tentatively.We do this safari zone style.
>>32659227I like this anon and am for this.
You approach the Vulpix as non-threateningly as you can manage. When you get closer, its eyes open and follow you the whole way. You’ve made it within five feet of the creature.Now that you’re here, you can see just how pretty it is. The reddish coat of this Vulpix looks softer than velvet, and its muzzle is elegantly but cutely curved. You want it.What’s next?>Approach and pet>Approach, no pet>Throw pokeball>Throw rock>Other
>>32659443>Approach and pet
Rolled 99>>32659443>Approach and petBe smart though, don't immediately reach for it, dangle the hand out and let Vulpix close the distance.
Rolled 73>>32659443>Approach, no pet
>>32659443PetNuzzle it.Befriend it. We need to rely on our only friend in this world.
>>32659475That, anon, is a sign that we must pick it.
>>32659443>>Approach and pet Let it sniff us first.
Despite your impressive knowledge about them, you really haven’t seen all that many Pokemon. Even carrying Pokeballs openly around other people is considered pretty thuggish, so you haven’t had the opportunity to see many other than this guy named Zan’s Cyndaquil and the school janitor’s Omanyte.You have a feeling though. This Vulpix was destined to be yours. It's sitting still, not moving at all. You approach, and you can only imagine the look of intensity and adoration on your face as you sit down and begin to pet the Pokemon. As your hand first approached, Vulpix shied away just a little, but quickly settled down and started making quiet sounds of appreciation.It feels wonderful even on your end.Actions?
>>32659682Smash it in the face with our pokeball.
>>32659682Go for the kill!>Scratch behind the ears.
>>32659682If we have any kind of food on us >Give it food
>>32659682Tell it how much we care about it and how good we'll be to it ten years from now.>Smothering pokemaniac is a go.I'm already imagining us with spiral glasses.
>>32659682show it the pokecube and ask if it wants to join us.
>>32659742This. Go full pokefreak.
>>32659742"My Vulpix is in the top percentile of all vulpixes!"
You begin to speak to the Vulpix, which you can now tell is a female. “Hey there girl… You’re really pretty. If you come with me I’ll take real good care of you. What do you say?”Vulpix starts to nuzzle into chest as you scratch behind her ears.What do you do?!
>>32659857She wants the D. Give it to her.
>>32659857Only faggots use pokeballsThrow that shit on our head and keep on keeping on
>>32659857Show her the pokeball.
>>32659857Give her the Pokeball
>>32659927Just have it follow us around. No need for pokeballs.
>>32659857>>32659927Here we go. We don't need no stinkin cube.Just taker her along as is. Forget >>32659940
>>32659927Uh, dudes. What if someone else pokeballs it and swipes it off us?
We shoot them. They're not going to do anything. They see a Vulpix on our head they're going to assume it's ours. Same reason no one ever tried to throw a Pokeball at Pikachu.
Yeah, that’s right, Pokeballs are for losers. You spend another little while getting to know Vulpix, surreptitiously checking for any defects but not finding any. This Vulpix has it all, nice white teeth, bright eyes full of energy, and a fluffy tail you can barely restrain yourself from touching.You realize time is of the essence, though, and you can’t spend all day snuggling with your new Pokemon. You nod your head in a direction as you get up, indicating that Vulpix should follow you.You start walking and are pleased to find her keeping up, never too far away from your heels.Name Vulpix? Y/NWhat’s our goal now?>Go to the next town, we’ve gotta find an opportunity for… something?>Train>Find food>Other
>>32660080Pretty much this. We should pokeball her and then let her roam free at all times. It's just to make sure nobody gets our gal
>>32660109Oh you literally meant put her on your head. Vulpix weighs like 20 pounds, I don't think this is really possible.
>>32660110>Name Vulpix?King(Queen) Crimson>Train
>>32660080Then it breaks out and comes back to us.Not like a Pokemon never abandoned a trainer before.>Name Vulpix? NWhy would we?>Find food>>32660148Solders then.
>>32660109But friend! We are in very grim and dark pokemon land. IT COULD HAPPEN. We should just do it and get it over with, then you know snuggle and stuff.
>>32660110I shall call her Scarlet.With that out of the way, we should head towards the next town.
>>32660110>Name Vulpix? YKitan>>32660110>>Train>>Find foodThese. Train together, hunt together. Also make sure she knows when we're throwing a bomb.
No consensus on name, vote is 2-2 train-food.
>>32660271Food, then train?
>>32660271Train via hunting.
>>32660110Name Vulpix "Tamamo"Voting for train
There’s no real reason to waste any time, now is there? Food is secondary to training, to becoming the best. Scarlet keeps up until you get out of the ruins, but by then you’ve been walking long enough that her fatigue is obvious. She pants a little when you stop, obviously relieved at taking a break.Well then. Training’s out of the question, at least for the moment.Unless you’ve got an idea for non-physical training?(Scarlet needs a rest before undertaking anymore physical activity.)You're pretty tired too, even if you don't want to admit it. Your sedentary lifestyle didn't really prepare you for this much walking...What do?
Rolled 99>>32660462I am new to this dice roll thing.
>>32660480Carry her look and for berries and shitSearch the fuck out of this place for berries See which ones she like the best
>>32660480>Rest under a tree.>Explain bomb tactics to Vulpix
>>32660498Depending on the system this is either really really good or doom Paul levels of bad
>>32660480>tfw when your name suggestion was pickedFeels good, mang.Rest nearby, cradle Scarlet, talk soothingly about anything and everything, more to get her adjusted to our voice and touch than anything else.
>>32660514>>32660520The day’s sun has already risen to its zenith and crossed it several hours past. It’s probably time to think about a place to sleep more than anything, but that would be wasting time, there’s still plenty of daylight left. You pick up Vulpix and she exhales heavily, leaning her head against your chest and curling up to rest. You keep walking for an hour or two, with only Scarlet’s steady breathing to have any sense of time. You stumble across a few berry plants. Oran, by their blue color and smallish size. You don’t think you can really walk much more today, your legs are burning worse than they ever have before.There isn’t much around to look at, just grass and flat plan as far as you can see. Actually, now that you really take the time to look you see something that looks like trees off to your northwest.Scarlet hops out of your arms and starts munching on the berries hungrily.What do?
>>32660730Rest up until we we're ready to keep traveling back home and reflect on how we should've gotten /fit/
>>32660768You don't really know where home is, and have almost no reason to go back.
>>32660730Just take a nap here?Should Be Fine.
>>32660730We take a break and recuperate. Start heading towards the trees, I'm being way too optimistic in hoping there will be apples, but there it is
>>32660768>>32660896>>32660915We also need to get scarlet a pokeball so she cant be claimed by someone else
Okay, so maybe you’re a little out of your element here in the scarred battlegrounds a couple miles away from the ruins. But look on the bright side, you’ve got a pokeball, Scarlet, and enough Oran berries for a few meals. You chow down on a couple and find the taste agreeable. Very balanced. Shame the damn things are so tough though, hard to chew. Maybe they’ll keep longer, though, who knows?Its definitely about time to think about camping out though, it’s pretty dangerous traveling at night.Keep going? Y/N Where toUse Pokeball on Scarlet?What do with the berries?
>>32661055Find a fortified looking area in the ruins to make camp.Catch Scarlet then let her out of her pokeball.Pocket berries.
>>32661111I'ma agree with this fellow and head off to sleep.
>>32661111Ruins are back the way you came. You're reluctant to erase the progress you just made walking and you're not sure you can really make it in your condition.Roll me some die if you still want to do it.
Choices are to either go back into the ruins, sleep where you are, or [Other].
>>32661176Lets set camp here, grab a few stones for a campfire then get Scarlet to use ember on some firewood we'd have collected and have a decent campfire going.
>>32661300>Go to sleep What's the worst that can happen?
>>32661310>>32661324You decide that sleeping here is probably best. You gather a couple sticks and rocks over the next hour into something that looks like a campfire, and tell Scarlet to use Ember on the sticks to make a fire. She tilts her head defiantly at you, almost like she doesn't… ah… respect you?
>>32661422Beat it a little.
>>32661422Maybe its because we didn't use a pokeball to catch her?
>>32661422Catch the Pokemon.
Anyone want to break the 3-way tie or explain further? Rolling for it always seems lame.
>>32661422Just use the pokeball to catch it already.
>>32661541>>32661661You thought you could save the Pokeball for later, but apparently its a control thing. Weird, you never really read about that in your studies.How are you going to catch it? Any specific plans?
>>32661723Throw the pokeball at it.
>>32661723Take Pokeball, bop Vulpex on head.
>>32661603how was that a three way tie?What's the difference between two and three in your mind?
>>32661749>>32661753>>32661825You’ve never really tried to catch a Pokemon before, and all of your acquaintances from school had left to become trainers or live their lives a few years ago while you tried to not go outside.How hard can it be, though, right? Just toss it.You walk up to Scarlet and throw the Pokeball at it. One of the cube’s sharp edges hits the Vulpix in its flank, and she growls at you.Uh… that’s not how that’s supposed to work, r-right?
>>32661872Throw it anyways. Stop being such a pussy.
>>32661872This isn't even funny.>Apoligise, challenge Vulpix to a duel.
>>32661916You threw it. It hit the ground after hitting Scarlet. Nothing happened.
So are you guys throwing it again?
>>32662046Apologize, and then ask nicely?
maybe it didnt work because its another trainers pokemon
>>32661872Cube? Did I miss something?
>>32662087Pokeballs are cubes. By touching the cube you can telepathically communicate with the pokemon inside (no guarantee it'll understand you, of course). The other advantage is that you can release the Pokemon almost instantly anywhere in a reasonable radius around yourself that you can see. You just have to will it and it'll happen, which is why people treat Pokeballs like guns. Someone reaches for one in a tense situation and they're getting tackled or shot.
In light of the new information I'll give you guys ten minutes to discuss your options and then revote if you want.
>>32662071I'ma go with this, we can be antisocial with people, but love pokemon
>>32661872Apologize profusely, then examine pokecube.Maybe it works differently nowadays, since it didn't even open and still seems usable.
>>32662158The way you wrote it, the pokeball didn't even activate properly.Like Scarlet didn't even resist, it just didn't start working.
>>32662179Hold it and will the pokeball to catch her?
>>32662266Yeah, you kinda just threw it at it.
>>32624964Seconding this, if OP is even still here
>>32662466shit, quoted wrong post... And I can't delete it.I meant the one where you try willing the pokeball to catch the vulpix
Your crestfallen face throws the Vulpix off. “Sorry, Scarlet, I just don’t know how to use these things.”You pick up the Pokeball under her wary gaze. Examining the thing, you’re positive nothing’s wrong with it. You bought it from the most reputable shop in town (which isn’t saying much, but still) for a ton of money, there’s no way this thing is malfunctioning. It was brand new when you got it, and these things are state of the art.What did the box say again? ‘Aim, throw, and hope.’ Wait, did they actually mean that last one? In a flash of inspiration you throw the Pokeball at Scarlet again, but this time you’re hoping to catch her with every fiber of your being. There’s no way you’re going to fail again, Scarlet belongs to you.Immediately after contacting her it falls to the ground, and twitches once before falling still. This is something you think you recognize. She’s finally yours. But man was that embarrassing, good thing you don’t hang around with people very often.Anything you’d like to do before bed? You don’t really have a place to sleep, and the fire never got made because Scarlet refused to light the sticks you gathered. You’ll gather the berries in the morning, so you’ve got an hour or two to do whatever you can think of.
>>32662599Well, let's bring out Scarlet, and have her light the fire.
>>32662599Keep forgetting these images...
Rolled 32>>32662599Yeah, bring Scarlet out and ember that fire.Now we can make sure she'll listen to us before an actual fight happens.
>>32662657>>32662737Lacking any extensive plans or ambitions in the short-term, you hold the Pokecube in your hand (Yes, Pokecube, gotta remember it’s a Pokecube, it works differently than a Pokeball) and call out Scarlet. For the instant between when you picked it up and called her out, you could feel that she felt a little betrayed and is unhappy with you. When you tell her to light the fire, she glares at you and spits out a couple tiny flames, almost too tiny to even be called Embers, but nevertheless the fire catches and the dry wood goes up in flames.Scarlet’s still not happy with you though, and she sniffs at you before stalking off a few steps and laying down facing away from you.Do you…>Comfort her>Ignore her>Recall her>Punish her>Other(Explain how as well if you so desire)
>>32662599and Cuddle with scarlet cus the fluff is real
Rolled 22>>32663062>Comfort herI don't think much good is going to come out of abusing our main means of defense.
>>32663062Train her. You're shit until you evolve into a Ninetails, but that's not going to happen for a while.
>>32663062>>Comfort herTell her that we're new to this whole communicating thing. Sorry if we suck at it.
The sight saddens you. Scarlet is your Pokemon, your one and only. You have to make this right…You step quietly behind her and then lay down beside her. “Scarlet?”“Vul!” she exclaims, and quickly turns her head away from you.“Scarlet, please, I didn’t mean to hurt you! I just wanted you to listen and thought catching you would help!”“Vul! Vul-vulpix!” She doesn’t seem any happier. You were always bad with girls. You may not be good at talking, but…You move a little closer to Scarlet before pulling her against you and rubbing behind her ears affectionately with your other hand. She squirms a little, but it seems like she’s more embarrassed than anything. You’ve never seen a Pokemon blush, but you think this as close as you’ll come to it anytime soon.She stops struggling and lets you pet her and brush her hair, and soon enough she’s making that same adorable sound she was when you did this back in the ruins. She maneuvers about so she’s sitting on your lap while her head is on your chest. Honestly Scarlet is warm enough that you don’t even think you needed the fire tonight. God, her fur is so soft… You could really get used to… this...End Day 1.>What's on the agenda for tomorrow?
>>32663454Going into town. Let's see just how crapsack this world actually is.
>>32663546If you can find it AHAHAHAHA no but seriously you have no idea where you are. You need a map like bad. You could backtrack to the ruins and then from there get a path to the city but goddamn all that walking...
>>32663454TRAINING!And keep Scarlet outside of the ball as much as possible, now that she's connected to it.
>>32663580Welp, fuck finding the town.Let's train! Wander, and train. If nothing else, we can at least get good at being innawoods.
Thread is over by the way. Next is probably on Wednesday starting an hour or two later than this one.If thread is still up tomorrow I'll be more specific in a post then.Questions, concerns, desired explanations, etc. should all be addressed, I'll answer 'em all. Lore and fluff and all that should definitely be investigated to prevent embarrassing misunderstandings from happening in the future. Yes, you've gotta work on your lore since you're shit at talking to people, but it can be done off-camera (like right now) so it's not a huge deal.