OPENING>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F468us4qCUEPreviously: Cerulean arrived upon a mysterious island after a mission to rescue shipwrecked personnel had gone awry due to mysterious humanoid monsters.Meeting the natives, Cerulean found aid in the form of a humanoid monster by the name of Kurojo, a tusked Kahkori of Kakarkiko island. With his and his uncle's help, she had been reunited with Marine, her friend from training and childhood.After killing a fierce foe reviled by Kahkori, Cerulean fell ill, and was given a cure by Kurojo. In the village, she learned of a strange ability and found herself able to utilize "Aura."Journeying with Kurojo, Cerulean and Marine make it to the joint city of races amongst the island chain. It is there in Raguna city that she fights to the death with a rambunctious Smolderan.Slipping out of her right mind, she executes her foe with absolute certainty, earning her some recognition with a Smolderan leader and the right to engage in a hunting exam at his request.Cerulran takes a test with another species known as the Araraki, an infallibly polite and timid representative of her people. Upon completing the hunt, they are put through a naming ceremony and engage in some festivities, taking a somewhat heavier turn as Akabaron, Vi-Smohkan of the Smolderan, goes over his deal with Cerulean.Charter the construction of a boat with Kurojo's aid...Known characters>http://pastebin.com/k2xnqqvBMonster Index>http://pastebin.com/wxwgrCqbCharacter Sheet>http://pastebin.com/7CJx3gq1Twitter:>https://twitter.com/AoPHquestLore>http://pastebin.com/vy0a6Z9r
“I don't want to go back.” Marine whispers indignantly as she swings from the hammock beneath you.For a moment, you don't say anything as you stare at the ceiling high with the bones of some colossal beast for framework. This bunkhouse and hall are much bigger than any of the ranger barracks. Up on high there are some Kahkori and Araraki beds that'd require expert leaps to get to. Kurojo chose to take Smolder beds with you and Marine.All day, you'd heard of the history of not just these people, but yours. Hao revealed to you what Silph or even the rockets had ever told you. Did they not know? Or was it that they were hiding it? They couldn't have just not known. Silph knows everything.They know everything and they never told you. And what's that about your mother? She lived a thousand years ago. But without a doubt, you're her daughter. You have her hair. And Marine has misty's... But you don't remember your mother's face.“I'm going back.” You breath with a quivering lip. Bringing your arm up, to your eyes you breath once more with stinging eyes. “I'm going back because I need to know. I want to know... Is she really my mom? And if she's not... What am I?” Tears slide out.“What are we?”You can hear Marine turn over below. Her voice is steady, calm. “I don't want to know. It's why I don't want to go back.”“How can you not want to know? If our entire lives have been a lie? What if we're not who we think we are?”Marine's quiet again. “Because here, it doesn't matter. And I'm not stupid Ceru. If we go back they'll just take it all away.”
It's then that you realize- Marine's right. If you go back. If it's boss, or Sabrina, or Silph... They'd take everything from you that they don't want. The memory of the dead Alexis flashes through the darkness of your closed eyes. You didn't remember that until recently. It was buried until recently. There's a calmness in a part of your being, like a sickening empty-headed saccharine. Wouldn't that be alright? You could return to boss- to all of your friends back home. Everything would be normal again. You'd forget all this ever happened.You'd be a Ranger again.>It's a hard choice Ceru. But you know that it'd be inevitable.> Maybe... That would be alright.> I... I can't let them do that. Even if I go back. I'd fight them if I had to. I want answers.> Marine's right. We can't go back. We can never go back.> (Other)
>>33583747>[X] Maybe... That would be alright.Sabrina might if she had her way, but I still trust in Boss. He listens to us and even let us know about the indigo reports.I place my trust with the Boss.
>>33583832Meant to add:>[X] (Other) Trust in the Boss.
>>33583832That's more of the third option, isn't it?>>33583747> I... I can't let them do that. Even if I go back. I'd fight them if I had to. I want answers.
>>33583693Fairly early, aren't we?
>>33583747>> I... I can't let them do that. Even if I go back. I'd fight them if I had to. I want answers.Yes, Ygg. We want to go back the the dome.How many more times are we going to be asked this question, anyways? 9?
>>33583916Until we show up to the dome and find a colony of Dittos there.
>>33583747> I... I can't let them do that. Even if I go back. I'd fight them if I had to. I want answers.> (Other)>We can't stay here either, Marine. You know that, too, right? It might not happen now, but there might be a war here someday. I don't know why Akabaron wanted the repel tech, but whatever his intentions are, I don't know if all the Smolder are willing to ignore all its possibilities.
>>33583747Sabrina might. I don't think boss would.It would be REAL convenient to tell marine about the indigo reports and getting along with machops under rocket jurisdiction. But we can't.so, one of these> Maybe... That would be alright.> I... I can't let them do that. Even if I go back. I'd fight them if I had to. I want answers.With a heavy helping of "We are NOT going to report to sabrina or sylph, that's for damn sure"
>>33583747>>[X] I... I can't let them do that. Even if I go back. I'd fight them if I had to. I want answers.>>33583869>[X] (Other) Trust in the Boss.Fight those who would take our memories away? Yes. Fight the Boss? Nope.
>>33583958He wanted the repel tech to bypass the monsters of the ocean.
>>33583959That assumes Boss is at the Dome, or not preoccupied with a Legendary.
>>33583990That would truly be horrible luck
>>33583959I have to agree with this as it's somewhere between the two options of >>[X] I... I can't let them do that. Even if I go back. I'd fight them if I had to. I want answers.&>[X] Maybe... That would be alright.If we were allowed to tell her about the reports this might be different but our lips are sealed.
>>33583747>>33583958This.>>33583962I don't think "trust in the Boss" would help in this situation if Marine suspects the Boss from someone having his name being responsible for why the pokeballs stopped working.
>>33583962The problem is that if we -are- dealing with clones, which we likely are, boss is just as much under the thumb of the natural/original/whatever the hell humans are that work for silph.Hao also mentioned offhand that the original team rocket might have had something to do with the original cataclysm, and that he knew of the name, "Giovanni."From 1000 years ago.>>33584023>>33583959>It would be REAL convenient to tell marine>tell her about the reportsWhy DON'T we? There's literally no reason not to. We both already know too mnuch and more than those reports could ever entail at this point.Besides, if we go back and get caught it's likely going to be instant brain cleansing or getting killed off to protect the public from the truth.
>>33584033So, which asshole fucked up with the Master Ball?
>>33583747> I... I can't let them do that. Even if I go back. I'd fight them if I had to. I want answers.>>33584023Well. Why can't we? At this point, there's NO POINT in hiding the Indigo Reports. It was JUST revealed to us.>Tell Marine that she's right. Some people WOULD want to take the memory away from us. But Giovanni won't; he already stopped that once.
>>33584067>why don't weWell, it would hurt our clout and bargaining power upon getting back to the dome. That's the biggest/most practical reason.
>>33583990I am now imagining Boss fist fighting one of the Legendary pokemon.>>33584033True and I'm not saying we should tell her that but that we personally trust the boss. As for talking to her I would suggest adding in >>33583958
>>33584067>The problem is that if we -are- dealing with clones, which we likely are, boss is just as much under the thumb of the natural/original/whatever the hell humans are that work for silph.Secret crossover with Megaman Legends! Everyone is actually a Carbon!
I don't think the war is such a big deal so much as...What if they find out, marine?About how we're, uh, put together?The ferrines already are onto us. REALLY onto us.
>>33583747> I... I can't let them do that. Even if I go back. I'd fight them if I had to. I want answers.>>33583958Actually basically every leader on the island (with exception to the other 2 Smolder leaders who we don't know of) said things wouldn't be that bad if they could just escape from the islands. Smolders are pretty much on the verge of accomplishing that so if that technology gets shared that could potentially take away a lot of the tension in the region.>>33583959We would probably be forced to report it to them and end up mind wiped (Though that would be a hell of a mind wipe to cover the months we were away, evolved, and got branded with a Hunter's mark among other things). If we do return I'd say to do a repeat of what we did before learning about the Indigo reports: Grab Devon since he's immune to esper bullshit and run to the boss to tell everything.
>>33583995Zapdos already appeared, I wouldn't put it past Ygg to destroy the Dome with a Legendary or Silph experiments gone wild. The only questions are "which ones" and "when".
>>33584095I support telling Marine this.I think it was the whole "You are sworn to secrecy" part.
>>33584095Yeah. That happened already. There's no reason why we can't tell Marine about the Indigo Reports now under these circumstances.>>33584112How so?>>33584118We CAN say that, whatever that guy from the past named Giovanni did, the Giovanni we know is at least open to the possibility of interacting with the outer Dome people.>>33583747Add>>33584095to>>33583958>We hid it under orders from Marine because, if we returned to the Dome and Boss found out we revealed it, we'd have had our memories erased. But after watching the videos Hao showed us, there's no point.>Share our mom's message with Marine.
>>33583747>> I... I can't let them do that. Even if I go back. I'd fight them if I had to. I want answers.we can always run back here ...
>>33584191Well, it's no longer a secret to Marine. She knows these people are human now. So we can tell her that the Dome knows too. At least, its leaders. As for how to break it to her gently>>33584200This is good. It gives a reasonable explanation why we couldn't tell her.
>>33583747>I... I can't let them do that. Even if I go back. I'd fight them if I had to. I want answers.There are too many people I care about to let this go.
>>33584200>how so?We revealed a secret when it was convenient to us.This might make them suspicious of revealing secrets again in the future.Might not be the biggest of deals, but it IS a thing.
>>33583747Tell marine this definitely>>33584095Basically this >>33584165 about the whole mind wipe thing and the Grab Devon thing would work.
>>33583747> I... I can't let them do that. Even if I go back. I'd fight them if I had to. I want answers.With>>33583958>>33584200
>>33584220>running away from a teleporting tpkI don't have a reaction image laughing hard enough.
Let's get thinking on this NOW.How can we get to giovanni without sylph or sabrina interference?Answer? Dark rangers.Giovanni has dark rangers.
>>33584274You know, they could just get rid of Devon.We're talking about North Korea/Russia/Corporate America.If we or anyone else threatens the socioeconomic balance, we- and everyone we associate with risk getting "removed."Guys, I don't know. Becoming Hao's blushing bride or at least a permanent hunter is starting to sound a lot better now.
>>33584165>Actually basically every leader on the island (with exception to the other 2 Smolder leaders who we don't know of) said things wouldn't be that bad if they could just escape from the islands. Smolders are pretty much on the verge of accomplishing that so if that technology gets shared that could potentially take away a lot of the tension in the region.That would be the ship engine, right?That would require the Kahkori and the Smolder trusting each other enough to cooperate. The Smolder don't have the trust of the tuskless, definitely; the tuskless are too conservative to risk it. And if we told the Smolder about metal ships, that's even worse. Steel ships and the ability to move unhindered on the seas by either monsters or the waves? That's a recipe for war.
>>33584326Query: How to contact them?Query: How can they identify us?Query: How can they ensure we have not been compromised?Are we just going to get lucky and stumble into Goldy and Devon on a mission having a makeout session after months of UST?
>>33584368We're going to get hunted by Smolders for our tasty, tasty knowledge. That's a problem.
>>33584386Hopefully: Yes we will get lucky.Otherwise:Camp outside of the dome for months on end observing until such time as we can isolate dark rangers and explain to them that rocket (code number whatever our code number is) has a message for giovanni, TOP SECRET, and he is to send a cadre of dark rangers out here to receive it. Nobody else must know. It is SUPER top secret, guy.
>>33584419Tuskless protection or siding with them in the first place as a deterrent if "war were declared."
>>33584434That might be a good idea.Maybe the Dark Ranger we encounter will be Devon himself or Lilac.
>>33584434Well, someone pointed out that there would be an expedition out of the Dome last thread. It's unlikely that we could just walk up to the Domes and knock on the door. That's not suitably dramatic enough. So Prof may have planned for us to bump into that expedition.>>33583747> I... I can't let them do that. Even if I go back. I'd fight them if I had to. I want answers.God damn this is early.
>>33584434>we can isolate dark rangersI really hope the psychic enclave hasn't banished more assholes to come here, or this plan will come apart right there and then.
>>33584485I know it might not happen but what if The Boss redirected the mission to find his favorite trainee and they find us on our way to the Dome
>>33584554then goddamn we are super luckyWE HAVE TO TELL YOU SOME SHIT BOSSMarine, hide while I am telling boss shit. If they mindwipe me, run.
>>33584554That's impossibly unlikely.I also just realized how SnK this has become. If we go back and want to keep the answers, we're rebels. The MP will be after us along with Anti-human rangers and psychics.This is the darkest route that Ceru can take,It's also the one that the Araraki might be okay with.
>>33584592Shush. They won't know about all that.And, if we do things RIGHT, then only giovanni will get the message, he'll be able to do his part, and peaceful contact will be formed. All without us getting moidered.
>>33584554Heh, that would have to be an expedition into the sea.No, we just have to hope we're lucky enough that the expedition group that was sent out is still out by the time we return.>>33584619IF we're lucky enough to find the expedition group, aside from the possibility of our friends being there, it would be headed by some of the Rocket's rangers.
>>33584485Actually once we get our stuff back should we be able to contact them once we are close? Like send a message to the Boss or to Devon?
>>33584655I forgot!Our index has FUCKING RADIO!We can send phantom radio signals to the dome, and retreat after sending before they triangulate where it came from.
>>33584655I don't know if we can send messages outside of the Dome. I'm not sure if being close enough to its, uh, dome means we're close enough to catch or send any signals.>>33584671The Dome can't really receive signals from the outside. No towers capable of receiving signals from the outside.
>>33584671Careful, that looks like an ambush... 'ware friendly fire. Especially friendly hellfire.
>>33584694Well, we'll see if trans-dome messages work. If I recall, the whole thing was wired up with relays.If not, then we can try to signal friendly patrols.>>33584700Yes, the plan is risky. But it minimizes chances of brainwipe.
>>33584700We don't need to worry so much about getting attacked if we actually had the use of our radio outside the Dome, but we do need to be careful of who we encounter. After Ni'Abras, the Espers may be more involved with security now.
>>33584619>IfThis is AoPH. Something will go wrong. The chances of boss only receiving this message is fucking astronomical.And you remember why Evil rangers are so difficult to manage, right? Because they're FUCKING CRAZY.>>33584650If not even the rockets know the truth about what happened, then how are we supposed to get them to believe us?"So hey, I just kind of got lost outside of the dome and met some metahumans that totally told us about what the fuck happened a thousand effing years ago.We were all humans that could capture monsters in tiny balls and fought with them in stylized tournaments. Yeah, the metas are totally cool too.One finger-fucked Marine and... And... Wait, what are you writing?""Official report. Found Ranger Cerulean in the wilderness after having gone mad and delusion.""What? I'm not delusional! It's the truth."Then he kills us and writes us off as terminated.
>>33584671Rather, we radio when close to the dome looking for groups of rangers on the outside.Or when we're close enough to home we start thinking really hard at Goldenrod and Alexis
>>33584737This seems incredibly pessimistic, even by our standards.
>>33584737Uh. No. All the full-fledged Rockets know about the Indigo Reports.
>>33584737>>33584764>“I did not feel that your rangers were ready to hear the full extent of the Indigo reports. Often it is reserved between the Elite Four, We Leaders, the Rockets and whomever else we select. You know that-”Elite 4, Gym Leaders, and Rockets know. Usually not the cadets, obviously, but they'll know once they've completely graduated.
>>33584743>we start thinking really hard at Goldenrod and Alexis>Sabrina ports in."Oh. You. You're supposed to be dead.">>33584764Indigo reports don't mention boss as being the cause of the cataclysm or the fact that we totally don't even need the domes if everyone lets themselves become monsters and overthrow silph.We're looking at a civil war people.
>>33584796>lets themselves become monsters and overthrow silphFUCK that. No, seriously.Nobody would want to live for several generations outside of the dome to try to gain mutations. Unaugmented humans wouldn't even want to spend ONE year outside the dome.
>>33584796>Indigo reports don't mention boss as being the cause of the cataclysm or the fact that we totally don't even need the domes if everyone lets themselves become monsters and overthrow silph.Giovanni's gonna schmooze over that, obviously.>Oh, no, we're clones. So I'm definitely not like that other guy. No way.That said, Giovanni hasn't probed our minds.>we totally don't even need the domes if everyone lets themselves become monstersNot true. The ones who have a high M-count could, conceivably, survive long enough to mutate.
>>33584823Civil War.The entire population of rangers could easily fuck right off and even take a portion of sympathetic citizenry with them.Hell, if the leaders get a split so much as half and half, or even three supporting it'd only depend on which leaders they were after that.Pewter would definitely be for the idea of not laboring under Silph anymore. Don't know about the others though.
>>33584796>if everyone lets themselves become monstersThat's not a good plan at all. That's survival of the fittest taken to the extreme, where the 'fittest' are the people who have a high M-virus count and are lucky enough to hide until they start mutating.
At the end of the day, the goals might have to be about getting the truth to the Populace. They can't mindwipe a whole dome.
>>33584796>Looking at a civil war.No SHIT! If we go back we are going to be debriefed. Via mind Reading. And get completely wiped when Boss refuses to protect us due to us know HIS secrets. Or at the least the secrets of his ancestors/clones forefathers.Why cant we just say fuck all of that and go on ADVENTURE! out into the wild open world?
>>33584897I don't think anybody wants a civil war and it doesn't seem like a likely response to this information.
>>33584897>The entire population of rangers could easily fuck right off and even take a portion of sympathetic citizenry with them.That's really reminiscent of Sidonia no Kishi.The leaders won't be split. They all know already about the Indigo Reports and that the people outside the domes actually mutated.
>>33584935>Cant mindwipe a whole Dome.Son do you KNOW how utter bullshit Espers are in this setting?!?!? Like srsly they could if they wanted to.
There were human settlements outside the dome long enough to have KIDS and they hadn't mutated yet.We are at absolutely zero risk of the dome rebelling to go live and mutate outside of the dome, since it takes so long and has SUCH a high mortality rate.
>>33584970You've got more punctuation than a sane man should.
>>33584990>There were human settlements outside the dome long enough to have KIDS and they hadn't mutated yet.True. Hao said as much.
>>33585015and we've seen it firsthand with that esper village.
>>33585028Oh yeah, forgot about that. They've been there for quite a few years already.
>>33584990I thought the human settlement just outside the dome consisted of recently-kidnapped humans, who've only had, like, one or two generations, and probably didn't have a high enough M-virus count to mutate as rapidly as Red did.
>>33584737>Everything in this post.Dear gods above and beyond, ALL OF THIS. All of this getting dumped on any if their desks would be enough to write us off as dead and gone. Boss would not protect us due to his secrets being in there. Sabrina hates us and wants us dead. Our Mother cannot protect us from 100000 miles away. The other leaders would hand us over to Silph for termination. Going back is suicide.
>>33585065>only one or twoSo, like he said, absolutely no chance of civil war because nobody wants to live outside the dome for an entire generation without being literally brainwashed.
>>33585065Uh, no. They've been there for a long while.Ni'Abras bride, for example, was kidnapped as a child. And as an Esper, she'd have an especially high M-virus count.
>>33585069It's not really that convincing since it requires us saying things in the dumbest, craziest way possible, and is entirely predicated on the boss violating character in an extreme manner.Besides, he'd love a soldier loyal enough to hear his secrets and still report back.
>>33584951If we don't follow the program, then we're against it.>>33584953And they don't do anything about it or apparently know that you can create an EMPIRE out of mutated humans.>>33585085And she birthed a mutated huma-Dear gods. The best way to do it would be to integrate with one of the empire's races.
>>33585069Uh. No. Aside from the existence of pokeballs, the Rockets are fully-informed of the fact that people mutated into monsters.
>>33585102It seems your entire platform is based on a large percentage of the dome being not only willing, but jumping for the chance to flee through hostile territory, lose most of their number, and have sex with what they view as unpleasant and ugly at best.
>>33585095What if he's not even aware of that secret?What if that's the secret of secrets? What evidence would we have? I mean, we could come back with our index ripe with Hao's files, but that could just lead to an even worse outcome.
>>33585102>apparently know that you can create an EMPIRE out of mutated humans.Which is, you know, one of the biggest reasons I believe in Giovanni. He totally seems like the type who'd see this possibility.
>>33585115Uhh since fucking when? Why would they tell their foot soldiers about this when it is standard policy to NOT TELL ANYONE due to possible sympathizers poppin up?
>>33585139>what if he's not even aware of that secret?Then we'll say that's what was in the other folk's books, and it's probably not a big deal then.
You guys and your speculating.
>>33585139Hell. Why would we even tell Boss that someone with his name was responsible for the Pole-calypse?>>33585152See>>33584793
>>33585152rockets are not foot solders they are more like spec ops
>>33585161yeah, we should calm down, look how high our post count already is.
>>33585152Since we found out about the Indigo Reports. And got told that the Elite Four, Gym Leaders, and Rockets knew about them. Keep up, anon.
>>33585191People are just panicking a bit and grasping for any terror straws they can, it happens.
Have we -tried- wearing tin foil hats to resist psychics?I think someone should at some point.
>>33585194>Elite FourNot even around. High chance of being clones that we're related to.Possibly deceased.>LeadersDon't even know that they're clones. Keep their lips sealed in fear of each other labelling another as a monster sympathizer, being removed and in all liklihood replaced by another clone.>RocketsBrainwashed to hell and back.>>33585229Steel DOES resist psychic.
>>33585229you fool that would just make the psycic attacks work better
Weren't we planning on returning to those PCs when we got our Indexes back, and downloading the information?Hell, might as well take pictures of everything at this point as well.
>>33585229>>33585247Do they have tinfoil out here?
>>33585252Not really, no. One guy suggested it.
>>33585247For the last fucking time, Rocket Mode isn't actually a thing.We're just crazy.
>>33585252More evidence that we should be "decommissioned."I can hear the brass at Silph talking about cutting their losses already.
>>33585252How old is that computer? Is the Index compatible?
>>33585267Because it's not retarded?You really think we want to go back without any proof?
>>33585289Best be some USB so we can fuck ourselves harder.We're totally becoming rebels.
>>33585297Proof of what? That there are people outside the Dome?We don't need to prove that. Anyone we would tell already knows that.
>>33583747The important thing is that we can't stay here.Because both Hao, Nala, and the Araraki have all separately indicated that this place is a powder keg of resentment, and our continued presence is, if anything, making things worse.
>>33585247>Possibly deceased.Pretty sure Agatha is original, if no one else.
>>33585363Good point.We can report to giovanni and PROBABLY also report to agatha.Agatha is crazy, but the reasonable type of crazy.
>>33585363Then maybe we can try and report to her first?
>>33585379>report to agatha.Dear Arceus.That's who we need to report to. If anyone could confirm anything. Anything at all, it's her.And if she decides to do something about it no one could stop her.
You clench a fist, your claws digging into your palm as they peek out sending hypercold twinges of pain running up your arm.Running away won't resolve this painful feeling in your heart. With brief video evidence and a few words you've lost your identity. Hao, with as much information lies under his fingertips doesn't know the truth of you. What you are. Only the dome knows. Only Silph knows.And the boss... You're conflicted about whether you can trust him. Part of you says that you should, clinging to the idea that he'll have answers and protect you from those that want to take away everything you've learned.But you won't let them. You'll get your answers and you won't let them.“Marine...” You grit your teeth, flinching a bit at the pain, the taste of copper filling your mouth.“What Ceru.”“I'm going back. I'm going to get answers. And I won't let them take them away from me Marine. I won't let them if it kills me. I have to know.”Marine's quiet again, you can feel her inner conflict, her reluctance.“Will you help me?”Marine's aura locks up. Her feelings suddenly suppressed, slowly turning to resolve. “If I don't, who will? You'll just get killed or something without me, right?”Taking your arm away, you can't help but breakoff and look down at her, your hammock swinging dangerously.“You're telling that to the one that completed two years of Rocket Training?”Marine's dull expression meets yours, and she forces out a smile, “A year and a half. And I did Cerulean and Pewter training and Rocket training.”A gentle sigh, and you drop it, relaxing at the edge of the hammock, “So long as you're with me Marine...”
>>33585428>Reporting to AgathaI'm sure she won't be mad about us stealing away Lilly.Nope. Not at all.
>>33585465“If we're going back... I want to change the dome.” You hear Marine say. “I think that if people lived outside they might like it. The air's nicer out here. It's kind of dirty, yeah... But there's something about it that's just tasty...”You take a breath of the air, tasting it on your tongue, within your nostrils. The smells are kind of bad, even in the bunkhouse. But there's something to them. “Yeah. You're right Marine...”
>>33585467She's fine with it.That said, she can't really be trusted to actually DO anything, considering her conservative approach to raising Lilac.
>>33585493I dunno you twoI don't think people would like it much outside the dome.Not unless we were ON TOP of our fucking game with repel tech and ranger patrols.
>>33585467We already know she isn't that mad.Like when she saw just how far Lilac was willing to go, Agatha decided to let her be a Ranger and then come back when she got bored with it/everyone she knew was dead.
>>33585493Hey now, let's not get crazy.It would be a slaughter for everyone who doesn't have a very high M-Virus count.Are we forgetting that in Kanto, EVERYTHING is poisonous?
>>33585516The Rangers would have to be the ones to pioneer it. But that's their job. To pioneer.
>>33585550Yeah, kanto might be a bad place to try this.It's a good thought to want to reclaim the world outside the dome but we have to do it SUPER careful if at all.Because it's very dangerous.
>>33585560We still need to consider that there's a lot more people in the Dome then there are in Hunter Islands.Really, the real problem is trying to fight the psychic hegemony.
>>33585593Small communities are possible, but to actually have a large city would be impossible unless there's a large enough defense force (ie; not just civvies with guns) to protect it from threats.
>>33583693Hey I didn't notice this started, damn.
>>33585560>>33585623Yeah, the dome has a LOT more people. They're much more difficult to watch outside of the safe zone.>>33585630I'm not advocating emptying out the entire dome or anything.But a few outlying towns, that might one day grow into more? Yeah, that might be nice.Might turn out to be ultimately unviable since nobody wants to go due to the danger, though.
>>33585550And, ironically, the best defense against the poisonous beasties are Psychics, but the Espers are our biggest problem.Both the ones inside the dome, and the Abra/Eubrana.
>>33585660Or people slowly mutating into monsters from exposure and shit.
>>33585672>EubranaIs actually a great threat due to how we know literally nothing about them. And from what we DO know, they exile their criminals by taking away their entire lives and making them walk.
>>33585685One of the main reasons this plan would be viable is if sylph wants to exploit cheaper ranger generation over a long term with outlying communities producing "natural" rangersWe can see this in the prototypical stages with bruise
>>33585685That's very slow though.
>>33585728Not if there are brave, adventurous men like Bruno.
>>33585728>implying there isn't a huge population of /d/
>>33585728then Hao and the rest of Tuskless will have put their backs into it and work some overtime won't they?
>>33585811Why would you want shit mutations like fairy beautyThat does little to nothing against feral monsters
>>33585855Dat special attack though.If Hao pulled Dazzling Gleam, I'm sure our eyes would melt.
>>33585855No it works well as a step one. You have humans with charm powers who are okay with being with other non-pureblooded humans due to how they were raised. From then on just have them attract ones with actual fighting ability.
>>33585920Breeding? Hah.Although it should be noted that the child takes after the mother's race.
>>33585855>beauty>does little to nothing against feral monstersTell that to horny Nar-Kages.
>>33585959Ni'Rena had some bullshit powerful esperness going on though.
>>33585493...Fuck.....she is going to betray us to Hao isn't she?
>>33586020His mother was an esper.
>>33585959And the child also gains the combat capabilities of the father.
>>33586022That doesn't even make sense.Hao wants us to go back. Hell, he's counting on it, because he sees the Dome's assistance as the only way of avoiding a big war that'll result in everyone being dead.
>>33586053>Bruno is Bruise's dad.>A Machoke is Bruise's mother.How do you contain that much RAPE in one being?!
>>33586113bruise is a solid damn member of the squad.He carried goldie up a flight of stairs no sweat. I miss those guys.
>>33586113leg day squats+ cowgirl position
>>33586149Anon please, I'm at work. I can't be showing off my diamond and pearls
>>33585493This wan't really a... prompt.Are we waiting for more, or supposed to make a decision?
>>33586363He's still writing.
The next day comes and you're summoned again to meet with Hao. Once more you put on fancy dresses and makeup and sit before him. This time he stays behind his screen, lounging upon his chair somewhat lazily.“Ah, Lady Cerulean. So nice to meet your acquaintance again. Perhaps today you will confess your love for me?”You blush, frowning deeply at his annoying play again. Hao throws his head back to laugh, “I jest, I jest! Really, I do jest. Have you thought on what we'd spoken of the prior day? ““Yes,” You nod. Taking in a deep breath, you clutch at your chest to stop your heart from quivering so much, “I want to return to Kanto-City. I'll talk to people there...” You falter a little, trying to make it sound easy. It won't be. Not with Silph, and Sabrina, and the ones that support them. “I want to find out exactly who I am...” You look to Marine, “And to see if our people are ready to leave the dome, or even allow the people from here to be friends.”“Friends?” Hao asks as though it were such a simple, amusing thing. Another chuckle and he says, “Well, it would certainly be a start, that's for sure.”You nod, rubbing at one of your sleeves affectionately, your fingers touching the soft silk of your robes today. It's weird... Being here kind of makes you feel like the president's daughter.“We will assist you.”
Hao's sudden statement actually takes you by surprise. Not a request, not a demand, not even coercion. “You mean...”“We will do what we can to find you a way off of these islands. In doing so, we may find our own way and avert the inevitable war that we've been holding off since the last.” Hao bows his head behind the screen. “We've thought on it since last we spoke and it would solidify our mutual futures. We must tell this to our emperor, yet even if he disagrees, We will use our own resources to see it through.”Hao rises and bows, “We are sure you are aware what a promise means to a Kahkori.”“I know you hate breaking them.”“It is a bond of mutual trust. That we trust in you to rely upon us, and that you trust in us enough to know that we will see it through.” Hao takes his seat again.“Do you know of a way beyond the monsters of the sea?” You ask, and you feel as though Hao has closed his eyes.“There is a monster... It is known as the Lord of White Waves. It has not been slain due to the depth at which it dives to escape. Our hunters are unable to pursue and those that do are boiled alive by its power. We believe... that by outfitting a ship with the help of Araraki beastsmiths we may be able to create a ship that can kill monsters that draw too near.”“You mean... Like, augment the ship with the monster?”Hao nods, “It is the most likely way that I can think of. We've never been able to finish of such a beast before... Smolder are unwilling to go on hunts to the calm seas where the creature lives, and most Araraki are against boarding ships made of wood even if their own vessels are laughably unseaworthy.”“Well then, would you take the hunt?”
Time to train dark moves. We have been controlled for too long. By both tuskless and the dome.
>>33586596that doesn't actually help prevent us being controlled at all, sadly.
>This presents a chance of sorts...> “Could I give the spoils to the Smolders? They might have some ideas.” (Their prototype repelgrid is going to need a power source.)> “The Araraki Beastsmiths sound like our best bet then. Let's do it.”> “Is there... Some other way, not by boat? Faster, or even flying maybe?”> (Other)
>>33586621WHITE WHALE HOLY GRAIL
>>33586563So, uh, how big is the lord of white waves?
>>33586596dark doesn't work against fairy (of which most of us think the tuskless are)>>33586621> “Could I give the spoils to the Smolders? They might have some ideas.” (Their prototype repelgrid is going to need a power source.)
>>33586596You know fairies are super effective vs/resist against dark?Hao would probably laugh if we went Evil mode and then tickle us into submission.
>>33586621Ask how terrifying the white lord is, and do a group huddle with marine for a bit if you think you can take it just the two of yas.Water missions are our forte, after all.
>>33586563>boiled aliveA water/fire type.The big monster to hunt is water/fire. 4x resists Ice...We will never fight anything that's actually a good matchup for us.
>>33586621>[x] “Is there... Some other way, not by boat? Faster, or even flying maybe?”Tropius.
>>33586621Ah, so he wants us and Marine to go kill it. What other information does he have on it?> “Could I give the spoils to the Smolders? They might have some ideas.” (Their prototype repelgrid is going to need a power source.)Well, with this option, the Kahkori would learn about the repel tech. But that's fine, I guess. I'm interested in what exactly the Araraki would actually do, though.
>>33586621Tricky.I'm actually okay with either of these groups making the boat.Where did flying come from?And can we agree to do the araki plan for now, but with the condition that we might change boat building plans depending on what some of our other friends say? We sort of asked for a genius inventor a long while ago to help solve the problem, and we'd like his input.So araki for now, smolder later if they pan out?
>>33586621Woah shitWe're nowhere NEAR powerful enough to tangle with something of THAT level!We need to go on more missions and grind more levels out!
>>33586781I also have some pretty big concerns on whether we can kill that thing.
>>33586688The ice resistance doesn't really matter, in regards to resisting icicles. So there's that.
>>33586621> “Could I give the spoils to the Smolders? They might have some ideas.” (Their prototype repelgrid is going to need a power source.)I think if they could make flying machines and shit they would have done it by now. We should probably ask anyways, but the smolder are our best bet, they're ship will probably be boss.
>>33586781There's also Wailmer.
>>33586781I'll need to tell spinoff guy what Kyogre is... ButYou'd need a much, MUCH bigger boat.>>33586688>water/fireI'll tell you that it's got a 1/2 resistance to ice.
>>33586781I think it's a monhun thing, not a pokemon thing.
>>33586877Lord of white waves = wailord.Probably.
>>33586621>>[X] “Could I give the spoils to the Smolders? They might have some ideas.” (Their prototype repelgrid is going to need a power source.)
>>33586872Wonder what the hell it is.Can we get hao to roughly describe the beast?
>>33586901Wailord that knows Scald?
maybe we could get some gear from the smolders
>>33586945Wailord can learn Scald from a TM.Though personally I'd never teach it that, there are better moves.
I just realized that we'll never frosslass now and I'm sad.
>>33586621> “The Araraki Beastsmiths sound like our best bet then. Let's do it.”I don't want the smolders to have repeltech. Bastard stole our things. The Dome wouldn't be pleased to know that others have copied repeltech, that would aggravate Cerulean's reception.
>>33587038Hm? Why?>>33586872We can use up our remaining XP before the fight, right?
>>33587038We also won't get that Staryu. :[
>>33587105true enough.I'm with the araki first, and the off chance of switching to smolder if they have breakthroughs.
>>33586935"It is a long white leviathan, I have heard that it cuts its way through the water like a blade, and that those that are unfortunate enough to be near it. In its rage, it is known to electrocute any and all that confront it.I have heard these stories from those that have encountered it during a current. In its own lair, there is no escape due to the deadly calm seas.">>33587106Of course.
>>33587038I am glad never wanted it
>>33587163Man I don't like electricityMarine doesn't eitherAnd our armor doesn't eitherHmm.
should probably put some points in aqua jet and maybe aquabatics
>>33587163Oh. So it's that thing from A:TLA
>>33587195Well, we're not going to swim with steel armor on.>>33587202Nah. Not Aquabatics.
>>33587214nah, it's a thing from monster hunter.
>>33587195Marine is part ground type.
>>33587202Yeah, we need to move for this one.>>33587215Well, I'd like to wear SOMETHING to resist electricity.We should try to shoot the thing with a grounding line connected to an anchor.
>>33587215>http://pastebin.com/7CJx3gq1>Aquatic Combat(2): Increases ability to fight within water, allowing +1 to within water rolls per rank.seems like a decent pick to me
>>33587292stupid! I mixed 2 different powers up
>>33587202I love how people have no idea what aquabatics does so they just assume that it helps you move better in the water when it doesn't do that at all.
>>33587292yeah, some water-fighting practice might be good before fighting in the water.
>>33587292That's, uh, not Aquabatics. That's Aquatic Combat.
As a warning. You're going up against your first foe that knows hyper beam.If you take this hunt there will be a time skip for Ceru to train and prepare. This isn't something that she can go in fighting without a proper ship, training, and resources.(This will also give Akabaron appropriate time to return with what he's got so far.)>>33587320Aquabatics was supposed to lead into sneaky status effect moves based on body movement and the like.
>>33587355did we even get a yes/no choice on taking the hunt?We pretty much have to if we want to get back. Heck, it'd be wiser to go hunt some other stuff in the water for a while to get real practiced before the whole giant eel battle.
>>33587355Is Sheer Cold something that could be feasibly unlocked in the timeskip time?
>>33587355>Time skipFuck that, more hunts please.
>>33587355We don't really have an option since introducing flying is a bad idea.
>>33587457We'd need to do the hunt for flying too, I think.I mean, use the thing as a power source for the engines? I dunno.
I wish to unlock Blizzard
“We'll do it... Though we'll need time to train if this thing is really as dangerous as you say...” You look to Marine. She's got a look on her face that lets you know just how much she relishes this challenge.Back to Hao, “If we succeed in this hunt, would it be possible for the spoils to go to the Smolder? I believe that they'll be able to make better use of the monster than the Araraki.”Hao seems rather confused, or more than that, intrigued, “And why would you say that?”“A feeling. If the Araraki could help the Smolder though...”“That is completely out of the question. In no world could we imagine the Araraki assisting the Smolodhans willingly.” Hao shakes his head, wearily.“We could try to convince them.” Marine butts in. You look to her, but she gives you a look right back,”Ceru and I talked with them yesterday. They might help if we tell them the Smolder are gonna leave.”Hao swallows dryly at that, “Surely not all of them. Though enough may... So long as Kahkori oversee the usage, We will allow it. We will make preparations for the hunt of the unkillable. If there's anything you'd like to do in that time, you should take care of it. Once we have a crew, a plan, and a ship ready to sail there will be no going back. It will be an imperial request of the Hunter's guild. It is likely that many will leap at the chance to dip into my riches and become legends forever... Live or die.”Hao makes it clear. This hunt could potentially be a suicidal one... But it's the only chance that you've got at returning to the dome.
> Anyone you'd like to speak with before you begin preparations?> Kurojo, you need to let him know about this hunt.> Nala. It's the fastest way to inform Akabaron.> The Araraki. You'll need her and her kinsmen for this hunt. Convincing them to help the Smolders may also help...> The Craftmaster in a few days when he has your armor ready.> Captain Dovahki, maybe she could be forgiven her piracy if she captains an imperial hunting ship?> (Other)
>>33587814Pretty much all of them.> Nala. It's the fastest way to inform Akabaron.Let's go to Nala first, though.
>>33587814> Kurojo, you need to let him know about this hunt.> Nala. It's the fastest way to inform Akabaron
>>33587814We aren't doing all of them because....?
>>33587814Well, first > Nala. It's the fastest way to inform Akabaron.We need our shit back.But, > (Other)Get together with kurojo and our araki friend to enjoy whatever festivities there are still left outside of all these nobleman parties, if any. We can tell kurojo about the hunt while we're finally enjoying games.
>>33587814>> The Craftmaster in a few days when he has your armor ready.
>everybody wants off the island and hopes to avoid war>all this secrecy and cloak & dagger BS
>>33587865We'll be getting our shit back once Akabaron returns.>>33587814> Nala. It's the fastest way to inform Akabaron.First on the list. We can do> Kurojo, you need to let him know about this hunt.And> The Araraki. You'll need her and her kinsmen for this hunt. Convincing them to help the Smolders may also help...Afterward.> The Craftmaster in a few days when he has your armor ready.Is a must.Why would Captain Dovahki be here? How would we know she was here? We know she left with Akabaron, so how would we know she returned?
>>33587814Kurojo and Nala definitely to start with.Maybe the Araraki.
Why the fuck are we helping Akabaron anymore? Why the hell are we helping them rig their own repel tech? There's only two options to pick from when we meet him: KILL and MURDER. It's like you want them to prepare for an invasion of the dome, or become a superpower.
>>33587917We're fucked no matter where we go.Like I never got the impression we could just tell Hao that on second thought we have no intention of returning home.Especially not after that big fancy dinner.
>>33588024You're doing the rooster boogaloo, anon. We might be pissed at them, but they're our best bet for getting a working repeltech array that can cloak a ship.
>>33587814all of them seems like the only answer
>>33588024dude he is the wrex of this setting
>>33588116Eh, I don't see the need to be that pissed at them, considering what the Tuskless are capable of doing.Hell, if we decided to just stay here, they could probably implore us to reconsider.
>>33587814>>[X] Nala. It's the fastest way to inform Akabaron.>[X] The Craftmaster in a few days when he has your armor ready.>[X] The Araraki. You'll need her and her kinsmen for this hunt. Convincing them to help the Smolders may also help.Might as well add>[X] Captain Dovahki, maybe she could be forgiven her piracy if she captains an imperial hunting ship?
>>33588246>Attack On Pokemon Hunter EffectAkabaron is Wrex, Smolder are Krogan.Tuskless are council.Araraki are Salarians.Unknown force is reapers.Magnemite are geth.What other parallels do we- oh!>Rockets are Spectres.
>>33586872Send anything you want to tell me and my aide here.
>>33588465>Magnemite are geth.I guess it's time for someone to write a fic about Ceru and Magnemites.
>>33588494>>33588465Dome is Quarians.
>>33588465But the greatest question is unanswered.Who is commander Shepherd?Also Rockets are Cerberus.
>>33588565The one who's getting all the sex.
>>33588494>they attempt to search her paralyzed body for usable metals>find nothing>decide to get more in-depth with their searchAaaand done.
>>33587163>>33586781>>33586901I don't care what anyone says it's Lugia.
>>33588773>implying it isn't a LV 100 Magikarp
>>33588773It's not Lugia. Lugia's a psychic/flying that causes 40 day storms if it actually flies.
So, do we have any plans for taking this thing?I feel like wrapping it in wire and anchors is a great plan, as it will help diffuse/route the electricity away from us and significantly reduce the deadly shock range.
>>33589012get up on the hydra's back?charm it?get swallowed whole and wreak havoc on its innards?
>>33589012The problem would be getting it entrapped in the first place. Marine's strong, but she'd be too vulnerable on the approach. We'd have to take its attention.Blizzard might actually be useful in this case, though. It can obscure sight and smell, so if we used it to cover Marine's approach, she might be able to get restraints on the monster.
>>33589111we could distract it with...aquabatics
From Hao's you leave wearing the same clothes that you left with the previous day along with the snow-styled kimono recently washed after your unfortunate “Accident”Meeting with Nala is a brief one, you tell her of what Hao has in mind, and she seems more or less unsurprised.“We figured that we'd need something like that. In fact, we've tried hunting the thing in the past.” She throws back a drink.You and Marine both open your mouths to stupidly ask, “How did it go?”“Less mouths to feed.” The Smolder grumbles out with a bitter tongue, her eyes lingering on you and Marine.“So, why tell me this?”“Because we want your help, the smolders to help.”Nala sets her drink down, and stares at you hard, “You want us, a people that literally die when submerged in water too long, to- Willingly get not only on a ship, but a ship headed for death waters that are home to one of the most dangerous things in the exactly one thing that we can say that we fear?”You look down, “Well, when you pu-”“Sure, I'll see who wants in. I'll come too, lived a long enough life anyway.”Those words sting at you like a bitter reminder. You and Marine look at each other, and she gives you a reassuring smile. “It'll be fine Ceru.” She mouths to you.You let Nala know that you'd like to see Akabaron before the hunt, and that you'd like your things back as well. She assures you that he'll return in time.You look for Kurojo, failing to find him, you head to the festival, to play games with Marine. Some of the citizenry recognize you, and allow you to play the games free of charge. Likely at the behest of Hao.Eventually the sun begins to set and you head back to the bunkhouse. Still no Kurojo.Where did he go?
The next day, you go to the Araraki, entering the compound of skin and bones, you see that the civilians watch you warily from their masks, on edge as you enter.You tell some that you'd like to speak to the Elders. They remind you that all but one has departed to their home in the desert.You enter the Elder's tent and are immediately greeted by the Araraki you've hunted with.“Hello again...” She bows her head, politely, showing you where to sit.“You're here a lot... aren't you?”“We apprentice to Elder. Come from Waste. Hot sand.” She makes to sit, but freezes, staring at the two of you for a moment. “Elder meditate-ing. We wait must. Sorry.” She lowers her head, a hand pushing at the hood of her robe as though a lock of hair. >Anything to say to the Araraki?> “What's your name?”> “We want your people to help the Smolder leave.”> “Why do you wear masks?”> “Is it okay for me to go home now?”> (other)
>>33589285> “What's your name?”I mean, are we friends yet? I hope we are. Even if we don't agree on stuff.
>>33589285> “What's your name?”we must probably label all friends and friend hopefuls
>>33589285>>[X] “What's your name?”
>>33588838I understand that Prof. but my mind won't let it be anything other than Lugia>>33588835Though this is close second
>>33588835>level 100 magikarpThe ultimate weapon
>>33589683All that Swagger...
>>33589285Do we even know if the Araraki have names?
>>33589803well, she said she'd only tell a good friend.Hopefully we are. If not, aww.
“What's your name?” The Araraki keeps silent, not even looking at you.“Hey, what's your name?” You have to get her attention, and she blinks before realizing that you are, in fact, talking to her. And she's the only other one here.“Oh. We no give name.”“But...” You frown, pouting a little, “We hunted twice and everything. How can we not be friends?”“We no make friend easy. Friend make peace in heart.” She touches a spot upon her chest. It's where your heart would be... you think.“Friend, we give life. Friend, we trust.”“You don't trust us?”“We... Think this one no care for us. This one no like us. No Not-Arararki do.”How could she say that? You mull it over, granted, you don't really like all the things she said about the dome before. “...Do you have a name?”“Yes. Our mother, father give. Special.” She lowers her head, as she recalls her parents.You sigh at that. A father...The Elder makes their appearance. Stepping into the room and sitting down, curling his tail to rest within the water.It's one of the ones from the other day. The ghastly eyes, the completely hidden face, the absolute lack of any expression. “We did not expect you so soon. Are you well?”“Very.” You and Marine bow your heads politely and the Elder returns the gesture. “Yes, we are. Thank you for asking. We were talking to her about-”“We had heard.” The Elder looks to the child. You feel that he's amused for some reason.“We know this stubborn apprentice. This child fears that she has offended. Yet this child will also not say that she has been offended.”“Oh, I'm sor-”“No apology is in order. If this child has not said that she is offended, then she needs not be apologized to.”“But you-”
“We apologize often at the comfort of others. We... know how we make them feel. Even if there is nothing we can do. It is a convenient ritual.” The Elder laughs hard in the back of his throat, the rest of his body eerie in that it barely moves. “Is there something that you would ask of me?”> “We want you to help the Smolder build a ship to leave.”> “We want you to help on a dangerous hunt.”> “On second thought, nevermind.> (other)
>>33590138>> “We want you to help on a dangerous hunt.”they don't give a fuck about the ocean right?
>>33590138> “We want you to help the Smolder build a ship to leave.”If I understand correctly, this is our goal here? The reason we came?Tell them the story on our plan to fight a large monster, make a giant boat with it, and make some way to travel off the islands. It would get us back home, and the islanders could use it to get themselves around too.
>>33590167They don't, but I'd imagine that their floramancy doesn't work on a floraless boat and sea.
>>33590138> “We want you to help the Smolder build a ship to leave.”The Smolder want to leave, and the Araraki want them to leave, so it's a beneficial trade.
>>33590191I thought we wanted the Smolder to build the boat, not the Araraki?Damn, I'm distracted.
>>33590240We're trying to get a thing with combined smolder/araki technology.Since we'll be using monster parts to power a generator.
>>33590138> “We want you to help the Smolder build a ship to leave.”>>33590225May take some convincing. This is a trust thing.>>33590240A collaboration?
>>33590138>[X] “We want you to help on a dangerous hunt.”segue into the possibility of>[X] “We want you to help the Smolder build a ship to leave.”
>>33590138> “We want you to help the Smolder build a ship to leave.”
“Well...” You explain the situation to the Elder. How you want to build a ship with the combined effort of Araraki, Kahkori, and Smolder. A ship to return home to discover the truth of your origin, and to help the Smolder leave. The Araraki Elder doesn't say much, but simply nods and affirms that he's listening.You aren't quite sure what it is, but you feel like this is what it'd be like to talk to a grandfather... If you had one. At the end, he asks quite simply, “And is that all?”“Yes.” You say quickly. “It'd also help if there were Araraki that could help kill the monster, but...”“We will consider this. We fear and loathe the Smolder for our own reasons. They drove us out of our home at the Kahkori's command. This, we know. Yet their people are savage and sick... Would you truly be willing to take them away from us? Even if their savagery may be turned upon you?”You look down at your lip and clutch at your clothes,”I have no other choice but to trust them. Without them, we might never get home.”The Araraki considers something for a moment, “If Serebyi were to return, she could indeed take you home...” He sighs for a moment, shaking his head, “Alas, she will not return unless there is peace. Unless the Smolder and the Kahkori are gone.”You get a strange, foreboding feeling from that statement. “But we will speak with the other Elders. We will decide in time whether we should help. That is all we can offer... Unless this child decides on her own to assist.”The younger Araraki looks to her Elder, then down, “We consider this...”“I thought you said you weren't going to help us get home?” You say. With almost a tease to “the child.”She snaps to you, staring a bit harsh before averting her eyes,”We consider...”
I still read Ceru's lines in Hillary Haag's voice
>>33590778>You get a strange, foreboding feeling from that statementWell, duh. We've had that for a while already.
>>33590817We've been feeling forboding feelings most of the time for pretty much ever.We're never going to get ring toss.
You visit the craftsmaster and pickup your equipment ordered while drunk.“There was a lot of ruined material... But I did what I could.”You are therefore presented with a bikini large enough to cover your chest and narrow enough to disappear around your rear end... Thankfully, the rest of the armor is a complete mesh to cover up most everything it misses, but it's so fur-tight that it leaves little to the imagination, the ghastly organic chainmail being nigh-see through, slipping in and out of sight depending on the angle that you're looking.The armlets slip onto the spikes of your arms and leave your palms open while still protecting your wrists. “What... What is this?” You ask the craftsmaster with a furious blush as you feel very much naked as you wear this “armor”“When you came in to order this from your hunt, you had told me thus, and I quote 'Make it sexy, I'd like to make a bird turn redder.”Your jaw drops and Marine starts to die laughing.“And... a weapon?”“When I asked you if you'd need a weapon, you said, and I quote again 'I don't need nuth'n but these guns' And then you proceeded to flex and spray water all over my Ferryne clerk as soon as one said 'pheesh' ““Ugh!” Marine groans, “Why are ALL of them saying that?”“I'm not quite sure punchyfist mcpheesh, as you called yourself the other night. I have a similar suit of armor for you.” The craftsmaster disappears into the back to retrieve Marine's set.You look yourself over, still not quite sure what you think of it as you pick your tail up to look at the lack of mesh right around the bikini bottom. What kind of armor even is this? It'll protect you, sure, but it really doesn't look like armor at all.
>>33591076why were we so drunk
>>33591076>the ghastly organic chainmail being nigh-see throughAh, yes.Drunk shenanigans.I am finally appeased.
>>33591076I wonder if this is at all resistant to electricity.
The Craftsmaster comes back around with what's not quite a “Similar” set of armor, but an entirely different animal from yours.Marine's jaw drops and you can see the stars in her eyes as she's assisted in putting it on.From the top, Marine wears a facemask that gives the impression of a strong jaw with two short blades forming a chiselled helm, blades coming off of her shoulders like little wings, a large bulk of armor settled over her chest and arms to appear more muscular and defined.Her bottom a tauset with a noticeable amount of additional material that forces her to part her legs some, and leggings of black for that give her an intimidating appearance.“AWESOME!” Marine throws out an armpump as she looks into the mirror.The craftsmaster clears his throat. “Certainly.” He sounds irritated, “You asked for something more manly, but also sexy, befitting of Fistypheesh. Of course I did above and beyond... White, are you also pleased with your armor?”He still sounds mildly annoyed, “Y-yes...”
>During the time you have to prepare for the hunt you have a total of 30 skillpoints to spend.>New skills/activities are available.> Harpoon hunting: This will allow you to accurately hit a target within water with a harpoon launcher. (This has the added bonus of giving additional equipment from a sea hunt required to acquire this.) 4 SP> Electrical conditioning: It'll hurt, but this will at least allow you to maintain consciousness should you suffer a severe shock. It's not guaranteed to reduce damage or paralysis incurred. 6SP> Go on a Local Hunt: You'll hunt local game for equipment and to increase trust with the ones involved in the imperial hunt. (New equipment, increased crew.) 3SP>Intense Aura Training: Increases your Aura and automatically upgrades aura combat. 6SP>Trip to Smelda: Akabaron's taking too long. You'll go see what the Smolder have cooking. (Multiple possible skill acquisition. Araraki may become wary. Akabaron unveils his progress.) 10SPThis is the last story post today. Feel free to discuss amongst yourselves what you'd like to select., or train in.
>>33591576I like how professional this guy is. Truly a master of his art.
>>33591576It's exactly what I asked for, craftmaster.I may be unhappy with myself though.
>>33591606Aura and electricity training seem like no-brainers.
>>33591576what, erwhat is a "tauset"?I don't quite know what marine looks like.
>>33591606To clarify, as it's alluded to here, you'll be getting a crew to man the ship. It won't be just you and Marine, but you'll be the first in to draw out the beast, and the last ones able to pursue it should it deign to flee.
>>33591634aura, electricity, aqua jet, and aqua combat, and local hunt for better mooks and toys
Damnit I'm late.>>33591606So noone want's aerial support? Rathalos riding on the ship as if it was an aircraft carrier?
>>33591653Meant Tasset. She's got a tasset with a bulge.
>>33591606So we got 23 more SP?>Intense Aura Training: Increases your Aura and automatically upgrades aura combat. 6SPUh, Prof. Not that I wouldn't have selected this anyway, but it doesn't "automatically" upgrade Aura Combat. Increasing both the Aura Stat and Aura Combat will STILL cost 6 SP in total. Anyway,> Electrical conditioning: It'll hurt, but this will at least allow you to maintain consciousness should you suffer a severe shock. It's not guaranteed to reduce damage or paralysis incurred. 6SP>Intense Aura Training: Increases your Aura and automatically upgrades aura combat. 6SP> Go on a Local Hunt: You'll hunt local game for equipment and to increase trust with the ones involved in the imperial hunt. (New equipment, increased crew.) 3SP15 SP in total.As for what to increase, here's tentatively what we want>3 SP - Aqua Jet Rank 3 (For easier movement in the water)>5 SP - Water Gun Rank 5Question, Prof. Is it possible to use Vacuum Wave to infuse our Ice Shards with aura? And can we train Aquatic Combat?
>>33591699Why does the craftmaster even accept drunken orders...
>>33591606> Electrical conditioning: It'll hurt, but this will at least allow you to maintain consciousness should you suffer a severe shock. It's not guaranteed to reduce damage or paralysis incurred. 6SP>Intense Aura Training: Increases your Aura and automatically upgrades aura combat. 6SP>Trip to Smelda: Akabaron's taking too long. You'll go see what the Smolder have cooking. (Multiple possible skill acquisition. Araraki may become wary. Akabaron unveils his progress.) 10SP>Gunner training rank 3 (we've talked about it before. Applies bonuses to every shooty move). 4SP>Aqua Jet 3: 3SPThat leaves 1 leftover.
>>33591699I'm going to mentally edit that to just being a bit wide in that region, forcing her to have a bit of a thigh-gap.
>>33591606> Harpoon hunting: This will allow you to accurately hit a target within water with a harpoon launcher. (This has the added bonus of giving additional equipment from a sea hunt required to acquire this.) 4 SP>Trip to Smelda: Akabaron's taking too long. You'll go see what the Smolder have cooking. (Multiple possible skill acquisition. Araraki may become wary. Akabaron unveils his progress.) 10SPSweet.
Before we start writing grocery lists, we need to prioritize for the big ass hunt. What do we know about the big bad wave monster for sure ?>>33591728because money is money
>>33591774Might be this guy.>>33588841
>>33591606Rank 10 Icy Wind.We can unlock Blizzard right now.
>>33591837That would use up all 30 points.
>>33591606>Multiple possible skill acquisitionSince they are know to be the best engineers would it be something like that? Would learn their fighting techniques?Dammit now I want to know.
>>33591606>> Go on a Local Hunt: > Electrical conditioning>Intense Aura Training:
>>33591606>Multiple possible skill acquisitionWould this require spending SP?For now, I'm voting for> Electrical conditioning: It'll hurt, but this will at least allow you to maintain consciousness should you suffer a severe shock. It's not guaranteed to reduce damage or paralysis incurred. 6SP> Go on a Local Hunt: You'll hunt local game for equipment and to increase trust with the ones involved in the imperial hunt. (New equipment, increased crew.) 3SP>Intense Aura Training: Increases your Aura and automatically upgrades aura combat. 6SP
>>33591837Except that it's nearly useless in the water. Water takes significantly higher amounts of energy to lower in temperature than air. Blizzards effective AOE would be pitiful.
>>33591789IIRC, prof said its fire/water? or at least has 1/2 resistance towards ice?IMO we should focus on movement (Aqua Jet), non water offensive moves , and stats that offer buffs (Aqua combat, aura stuff)
>>33591749I third this list.
>>33591913No, Prof didn't say it's Fire/Water. He said it only had a 1/2 resistance against Ice.
I'm not too into the trip to smelda. It's too much of a big expensive mystery box.I'm also not too into the local hunt, unless it gives us SP, which it doesn't.
>>33591913It's water electric.
>>33591749I forth this list.
>>33591923I'm mostly voting for it because of two big things.>Might unlock fire moves (Octillery can learn them)>Might give Gunner ranks.
>>33591923it gets us more gear and crew and that is pretty big
>>33591749I just don't think Electrical conditioning warrants a purchase at this moment, granted it will come in handy down the line but super water monster of death isn't electric to my knowledge anyways.
>>33591961The thing is electric is the specific reason this training is available.It's that giant electric eel from monster hunter I think.
>>33591952I'm actually fine if we could learn fire moves.We need to confirm with Prof first, though, what he means by acquisition. Do we JUST get it?
>>33591961It's electric.>>33587163>In its rage, it is known to electrocute any and all that confront it.
>>33591969>>33591976>>33591991ah, concern rescinded, solid list. though I don't like leaving points over.any semi decent 1 point purchases?
>>33591977Yes. You go. You get them for free. It'll be a thread though so you'll actually see Smelda.Oh, though I should've also listed another trip...>>33591606>Trip to Ararakian Wastes: Learn from Araraki and potentially become "The Child's friend. (Skill unlocks. Ararakian favor.) 7SP
>>33591606>> Electrical conditioning: . 6SP>Trip to Smelda 10SPElectric conditioning might synergize with suppressed Rocket Training, and Ron always takes the mystery box.The rest I have no strong opinion on.
>>33592040damnit ygg these trips are too expensive and mysterious!
>>33592040>Skill unlocksIs this just "unlocked" or "skill acquisition" too?
>>33592040>>33592048>Trip to Ararakian Wastes 7SPRon votes for EVERY mystery box.
>>33592061Acquisition. To be more specific, Araraki would be Technique acquisition.
>>33592040Throw me a bone, Ygg. Let there be a rathalos aerial brigade, I don't even care if we aren't in it. Someone needs to track the beast and flank it, or fight off other monsters quickly.
>>33592040Hmmm......> Electrical conditioning: It'll hurt, but this will at least allow you to maintain consciousness should you suffer a severe shock. It's not guaranteed to reduce damage or paralysis incurred. 6SP> Go on a Local Hunt: You'll hunt local game for equipment and to increase trust with the ones involved in the imperial hunt. (New equipment, increased crew.) 3SP>Trip to Smelda: Akabaron's taking too long. You'll go see what the Smolder have cooking. (Multiple possible skill acquisition. Araraki may become wary. Akabaron unveils his progress.) 10SP>Trip to Ararakian Wastes: Learn from Araraki and potentially become "The Child's friend. (Skill unlocks. Ararakian favor.) 7SP26 SP in all. We can forgo harpoon training, since no one is really choosing that, and electrical conditioning may not be needed if we've got a larger team to back us up + whatever goodies we may learn from visiting the Smolder and Araraki. IF we learn a Grass move, that's even better, since Water is weak to Grass.Prof, you didn't answer my question earlier about the "Intense" Aura training. It doesn't really give us any bonus aside from us just normally purchasing it.>>33592105Ah, so we get the skills too?
>>33592105Are you saying that Araraki expedition might get us ENERGY BALL?Well that would be really fuckin' good for taking on water types.Ok, then. Scratch >>33591749 I guess.Change the gunner and aqua jet to Araraki stuff. I want muh energy ball.Seriously. Energy Ball would be the best thing for us to get. Best possible thing.
>>33591606>>33592154Shit, wait, messed that up. Didn't mean to include electrical conditioning.But what the hell. I'll vote for it anyway.
>>33591606>Trip to Smelda: Akabaron's taking too long. You'll go see what the Smolder have cooking. (Multiple possible skill acquisition. Araraki may become wary. Akabaron unveils his progress.) 10SP>Trip to Ararakian Wastes: Learn from Araraki and potentially become "The Child's friend. (Skill unlocks. Ararakian favor.) 7SP> Electrical conditioning: It'll hurt, but this will at least allow you to maintain consciousness should you suffer a severe shock. It's not guaranteed to reduce damage or paralysis incurred. 6SP> Go on a Local Hunt: You'll hunt local game for equipment and to increase trust with the ones involved in the imperial hunt. (New equipment, increased crew.) 3SP> Harpoon hunting: This will allow you to accurately hit a target within water with a harpoon launcher. (This has the added bonus of giving additional equipment from a sea hunt required to acquire this.) 4 SPThis is my list as it gives Equipment, crew, increases relations, and we get to check on Akabaron's progress.
>>33592105what kind of techniques? Super kaiju Laturn killing techniques?
>>33592105>>33591606> Electrical conditioning: It'll hurt, but this will at least allow you to maintain consciousness should you suffer a severe shock. It's not guaranteed to reduce damage or paralysis incurred. 6SP>Intense Aura Training: Increases your Aura and automatically upgrades aura combat. 6SP>Trip to Smelda: Akabaron's taking too long. You'll go see what the Smolder have cooking. (Multiple possible skill acquisition. Araraki may become wary. Akabaron unveils his progress.) 10SP>Trip to Ararakian Wastes: Learn from Araraki and potentially become "The Child's friend. (Skill unlocks. Ararakian favor.) 7SP>Psybeam 2
>>33591606Seconding>>3359221430 in all, right?
I wanted to get some of our existing skills improved, darn it.All these mystery boxes are eating muh SP.
>>33592040We should do this.We'll probably learn Grass moves which.would be super effective.
>10 points to learn a punch of fire techniques that won't help kill the super lanturn
>>33591606>>33592214I'm iffy on getting harpoon hunting, BUT if we get to keep all that stuff, then...I guess the problem would be how the hell we'll carry it with us when we return to Kanto's island and disembark from the boat.>>33592258It's fun to get expanded skill sets. Hell, I had been hoping we'd learn the Smolders' fighting style (3 claws, 1 hand?), for the sake of completionism.>>33592310Yellow was a gunner himself. Maybe we'll get the FABLED Gunner training.
>>33592214>>33592214Can't fault that logic.>>33591606I support the Captain on this one>>33592214
>>33592310It's also to do tech stuff and maybe gunner stuff.It's a nice trip thing.
>>33592331Plus, there's the added bonus of improving relationships.THAT'S THE BEST STRATEGY IN MASS EFFECT. INCREASE DIPLOMACY WITH EVEEEERYOOOOOONE.
>>33592040> Go on a Local Hunt: You'll hunt local game for equipment and to increase trust with the ones involved in the imperial hunt. (New equipment, increased crew.) 3SP>Intense Aura Training: Increases your Aura and automatically upgrades aura combat. 6SP>Trip to Smelda: Akabaron's taking too long. You'll go see what the Smolder have cooking. (Multiple possible skill acquisition. Araraki may become wary. Akabaron unveils his progress.) 10SP>Trip to Ararakian Wastes: Learn from Araraki and potentially become "The Child's friend. (Skill unlocks. Ararakian favor.) 7SPPsybeam 2Aqua Jet 2Lockon 3
>>33591606Will we keep the harpoon launcher? It's, like, a big gun with a rope thing tied to the harpoon, right?How would it even work? Would we just shoot it, then there's some device on the launcher itself that latches it to the ground?Anyway, voting>>33592214
would we earn SP from doing the local hunt?
We need to get at least aqua jet, the one that helps us move around.Our standards of lockon, icy wind, and frost breath would be nice too.
>>33592356That's 33 SP, anon.
>>33592331Well that seems like a question that could be asked to some engineers on a certain island. I want to take it because it's another hunt which means that we might get something interesting made depending on what we hunt.
One last "trip" event...>Trip to Lord Hao's bedroom: You don't want to die a virgin, do you Ceru? (Increase Hao's favor. Walk funny for a few days. ???) 0SP>>33592405You'd be able to aim and shoot a harpoon or similar weaponry. Ensure that you hit the target between remoraid targetting and practiced handling.
>>33592462The terror!Also where are our fanfic writers!
Can't we just use Lock-On so we don't have to train in harpoon aiming?
>>33592462well, it is free...I know Marine would take that one
>>33592445The hunt is SPECIFICALLY to get that harpoon launcher made.>>33592462>emailPfft. One day, someone will write this. And people will point to this as proof that it's canon.>You'd be able to aim and shoot a harpoon or similar weaponry. Ensure that you hit the target between remoraid targetting and practiced handling.Oh, I'm specifically asking about the harpoon launcher we'd get.If it doesn't latch itself on the ground, that would mean Ceru would have to pull and reel it in herself?
>>33591606This gets my vote >>33592214Come on secret skills!
>>33592432Psybeam 1->2=1Aqua Jet 1->2=1Lockon 2->3=2Total=4+options(26)What are you talking about?
>>33592462Where's Jojo, and what is he doing?
Question.Will I be fucked over by not buying harpoon training if I want to stab the thing with wires and anchors?
>>33592522You could let the smolders do it...?
>>33592462Gee, what could that ??? be?
>>33592543I just didn't think we'd need some specific training to stab the thing with, well, harpoons.
>>33592356>>33592509Ah, my mistake, I thought you were listing the costs at the end.
>>33592462A-all t-the m... No.Ron cannot approve of this mystery box, if only because raising Hao Favor sounds dangerous somehow.
>>33592487It's the difference between doing something with your hands and using equipment.
>>33592551If you want to achor it, yes. You need to aim between armor plates or otherwise hit deep enough that the pulling action won't uproot the wires.
>>33592462only if Jojo joins us
>>33592462We need to get someone to write this input.
>>33592462I vote for this.>>33592415Probably not.>>33592551We've got good aim, but I think it'll improve our handling of the launcher. Like how Thrown Weapons training increases our ability to, well, throw weapons.
>>33592628well, then I'm actually for harpoon training. If that's the case.
>>33592462So, would we learn TM moves from these trips?Would we learn how to Charm with the best from Lord Hao?
>>33592639Don't worry, we can have Hao "ask" him to
>>33592673I disagree simply because it's not very compatible with other abilities later on. If we get besieged there might be some harpoon turrets, but otherwise these SP are stuck to ship combat.Unless we stop using Dome stuff entirely...
>>33592730If harpoon training is required to use handheld harpoons, the throwing kind, the kind I plan on connecting to anchors and such, then I want it.If not, then not.
>>33592730Huh? What? It's useful for taking out large beasts. Harpoons uses aren't limited to sea combat.
>>33592462>"L-Lord Hao. I n-need your assistance in getting ready for the Imperial hunt. I-I need to catch up on leg day...>>33586149
>>33592759>>33592772>throwing harpoons>shooting harpoonsThey're a LITTLE bit differentI've got no complaints if we get a portable harpoon gun, just that those would really lower Ceru's mobility.
If only I could remember the website for those name-based "compatability" checking systems.
>>33592832Uh.>otherwise these SP are stuck to ship combat.I was referring to this.It's not really "stuck" to ship combat. It's a harpoon launcher. Prof said it already.
is Wanderer's writer's block getting any better?
>>33592462>>33592875http://en.inkei.net/vagina/a/Hao!CeruleanHao would break Ceru.>>33592931M-m-maybe he'll finish before the TS.
>>33592945http://en.inkei.net/vagina/a/Hao!Cerulean!20140723>Affinity of Hao and Cerulean>Ecstasy of Hao : 7 times>Ecstasy of Cerulean : 0 timesLooks like it's Ceru's victory.
>>33592945>85% affinity.Huh. Doesn't get much better than that.
>>33592923and harpoon launchers are big. You don't normally have them on land, but since this is a monhun setting, you MIGHT have them on fortress walls or killzones for legendaries. Otherwise, the only place where they would be is on ships.Portable harpoon guns have a lot less power, take more time to reload, AND are still heavy and cumbersome due to needing to carry ammo.Unless Prof decides to waive these things...
>>33593004http://en.inkei.net/vagina/a/Hao!Cerulean!20140722This is pretty hot.>Ceru at 1>Hao at 2.
>>33593023Pokemon science.You remember Yellow's gun, right? It was big too. It's not going to be cumbersome, don't worry about it.
>>33593052More like Monhun science. It just works. Don't question it.
>>33593051>cerulean's dialogueGeez!Oh gee!Geez!
>>33592462Probably some charm related bonus.Yes. Do it.
>>33593051http://en.inkei.net/vagina/a/Hao!White!20140723>Hao 3>White 1Oh man.
>>33593072In this case, it's pokescience.Monhun science doesn't have portable harpoon guns. They have turrets: on fortress walls, killzones, and ships. Like I've been saying.
>>33593129http://en.inkei.net/vagina/a/Hao_Ashkurai!Cerulean!20140722>Hao: 9 times>Cerulean: 0 and pregnant.
>>33593167Devon and Ceru next
>>33593185http://en.inkei.net/vagina/a/Devon!Cerulean>93% Affinityhttp://en.inkei.net/vagina/a/Devon!Cerulean!20140723>Starts off with cowgirl position>Switch to missionary>Ecstasy of Devon : 2 times>Ecstasy of Cerulean : 0 timesCeru is too much!
>>33593267http://en.inkei.net/vagina/a/Kurojo!Cerulean55% affinityhttp://en.inkei.net/vagina/a/Kurojo!Cerulean!20140723Ecstasy of Kurojo : 8 timesEcstasy of Cerulean : 0 timesCeru is still the undefeated champion.
>>33593350clearly, Ceru needs a harem to scratch her itches
>>33593375She's fucking insatiable.http://en.inkei.net/vagina/a/Nar-kage!CeruleanAffinity 100%
>>33593350>>33593375>>33593397http://en.inkei.net/vagina/a/Bruise!Cerulean!20140722All you need is Bruise
>>33593397http://en.inkei.net/vagina/a/Nar-kage!Cerulean!20140723Ecstasy of Nar-kage : 8 timesEcstasy of Cerulean : 1 timesAll those fucking kittens...
>>33593413Affinity of Bruise and CeruleanEcstasy of Bruise : 0 timesEcstasy of Cerulean : 5 timesragdoll
>>33593267>>33593350Off days for both of them I guess.http://en.inkei.net/vagina/a/Devon!Cerulean!20140722Devon: 0. Cerulean: 9http://en.inkei.net/vagina/a/Kurojo!Cerulean!20140722Kurojo: 7. Cerulean: 7
http://en.inkei.net/Nar-kage!Hao!Devon!BruiseNar-kage - THE IMMORAL FANTASTIC ELECTRIC CATFISHHao - THE LONELY TROUBLE INCUBUSDevon - THE SPARK MICRO TOUGH BOYBruise - THE CHERRY EARTHWORMWHY DO ALL THESE NAMES MAKE SO MUCH SENSE.
You guys can stop now.
>>33593555but they haven't done one for Goldie yet
>>33593555No quest is complete until the players input every possible character and combination of characters into these things.
>>33593611>Affinity of Goldie and Cerulean>84%not bad at all
http://en.inkei.net/vagina/a/Akabaron!Cerulean!20140722>Akabaron: 7>Cerulean: 2Akabaron loves himself some fatloli.
>>33593611>0/0 outcomeDid they just get tired and give up?
is the thread over?
>>33593724It seems to change depending on the person looking at it and the day the test is done, I guess.
>>33593747yeah, new thread tomorrow same time
>>33593747Yeah. Now we're just discussing the finer arts.
>>33593510THE FANCY JUSTICE LOBSTERHao Ashkurai's PenisThis on makes more sense.
>>33593747Is Ygg supposed to be off for now?He didn't even do the thing where he asks for the good/bad/weird.
>>33593812Oh, sorry.I'm still watching the thread. You guys are the weird.Questions, comments, concerns?>The good.>The Bad.>The Weird.
>>33593788Lonely Trouble Incubus works too, though. Incubus goes without saying, and Lonely Trouble referring to his race's predicament and how he's actually pretty serious in trying to find a way to deal with it.It's fun to see how these names for their HARD RODS apply to the story.>>33593812He's done. He doesn't always do that.
Ceru should at least french kiss Jojo goodbye for all he's done. He's done too much to just get shunted into the friendzone.
>>33593846Is Jojo okay?you get to Dangerous Habits yet?
>>33593846>The Weird.These sex references are getting out of hand, Prof.I love it.Anyway, I'm not sure whether or not Jojo would go with us on the trips, but we should find him before we do.
>>33593846While I understand Marine's position, I'm still a bit annoyed that she's missed out on all the warning signs.Like the fragile peace that's built on a lie, and is time-sensitive until the Smolder figure out you can make metal ships, and how the Araraki seem to be planning on killing EVERYONE so their god comes back.Sure the drinking and partying is okay, but... seriously, this is a bad scene to stick around in.
>>33593925good place to visit. Bad place to stay.
>>33593846I voted not to take the Rathalos egg because I believed that they would come back in some other form, even if we could never own one. Was I wrong?Are the smolders making a submarine? A nuclear submarine?These sex references are seriously getting out of hand. I hate it, but the only thing I can do is leave, huh?Who is the most genre-savvy character in the story? Janine? Giovanni? Hao? Red?
>>33593846Got anything I should know about your concept of the Johto dome?
>>33593883>>33593900Good of you to mention Jojo. He'll be encountered before one of the trips.>>33593983You may meet riders if Hao thinks they'll help. It's hard to say though because flying monsters, especially of Rath size can't fly forever and fire is dangerous for a boat.>Submarine>SmoldersIf they could, they'd be making an airship right now. They DO NOT like water.
So what are our options for making sure we don't get our memories wiped?We could try and request an audience with Agatha, since she is the most likely to know the score. However, she might not really care whether or not we get our memories erased.We might need to go in loud, like make first contact visible enough that it can't be covered up.Also, I wonder if Bryan is still alive?
>>33594185Probably. Cadets from normal gyms don't go on missions until they become fully licensed rangers.
>>33594185Our best bet is a covert meeting with one of the dome patrols. Ideally a rocket one, ideally ideally with dark type among them.
>>33594226Good, he might be useful if we can trust him.Also, are we assuming that the gym leaders know they're clones?
>>33594185>We might need to go in loud, like make first contact visible enough that it can't be covered up.Really bad idea. That's not the way to go about it at all.The Indigo Reports are covered up for the benefit of the people.Giovanni is our only sure bet for action to be taken; going to someone else before him is not going to reflect well on us. Besides. Whatever your misgivings about him, he hasn't actually employed esper abilities to brainwash people to the same extent as Sabrina or to read people's minds. We already know he's receptive to interacting with the outer-Dome races. Just report to him normally. He won't ask to know what we know about the past as long as we don't give him any reason.
>>33594141>>Submarine>>Smolders>If they could, they'd be making an airship right now. They DO NOT like water.You based them off the Charr, man.
>>33594299Probably, yeah.Considering the dream we had of mom, it seems likely that at least the Elite 4 know, anyway. Agatha DEFINITELY knows.
>>33594141>Akabaron returns after a long tripYou gotta learn to get a better grasp of predicting your summaries, Prof.
>>33594351A decent compromise would be to have some contingencies in place just in case Giovanni isn't as cool as we thought he was.
>>33594411there really aren't any.Unless we can tune our repel tech to work on everybody.In which case CRANK IT TO MAX AND RUN
>>33594449We don't have to be able to escape getting mind wiped, we just need to make it seem like a very bad idea to do that to us.Like have marine parade Kurojo up and down the streets if that wipe us, or just writing down a note with everything they would have wiped and keeping it under our pillow.Can probably come up with a better idea later when we're actually crossing this bridge.
>>33594656Our index can send emails can't it?Maybe we should send a copy to Misty, then meet with Bryan and have him look through our memories, then have him erase that we met with him, so we have a backup?Also, I'm not sure if having a Tuskless ambassador come along would be a good or bad idea. That much handsome could be a powerful asset.
>>33594656Yeah we should really focus on getting home before deciding on what to do once we're there. Though right now I'm kind of worried about how well our current plan will work for that.Is having the apparently genocidal Araraki working on the boat meant to also carry people they despise really a good idea?
>>33594787The alternative is telling the Smolder they can make metal boats.Though what if that's what's taking Akbaron so long?
>>33594351To put it this way, we only show up at Agatha's if Giovanni is indisposed.
>>33593852Yeah. Why have we friendzoned brojo so much anyway?
>>33595073Now should we just boldly walk into headquarters, or try and make an appointment first?
>>33595308Because Devon is the better ship
>>33595425Does Ceru even LIKE devon though?
>>33595308Because we don't want to form a lasting romantic connection with someone we may never see again after going home
>>33595308I don't know if we really did much of that?I think part of it came from how much Hao's been hitting on us.
>>33595458Some time between capturing that Ni kid and before we left for the boat mission, we went to his dorm to hug him, thank him for saving our life, and then threaten him in a sexual way that got him all hot and bothered
>>33595379We find a Glaie and a Dawn Stone first. Its time to practice some medicine.
>>33595597You mean a Snowrunt.
>>33595519Jojo tried to whiteknight us out of the room.He knew what was going to happen. He's been really good to us.
CeruxLilac fan hereA-Am I alone on this ship?
>>33595779I would say you aren't, but I am also apart of the Devon team.
>>33595939>>33595872>>33595779>Tell prof to drop in who the character wants in narritive.>Still gunning for who she's NOT attracted to.Geeze. No wonder Prof gets cranky.
>>33596511>letting the QM control who we waifu/husbandoWhy did we allow this, again?
>>33597152Because we'd never settle otherwise.
>>33596511Prof was told that he could let Cerulean go through puberty on her own, since otherwise, the people who got uppity about 'relationships' would spam votes against any kind of interaction.When Kurojo was introduced, as early as the time when we went out looking for Marine with him, people told Prof that he better not force Kurojo on us. He even promised that he wouldn't.
>>33597993Oops, got confused. Meant to link to>>33597152