Big thanks to the guy(s) that have been archiving these threads. Same goes for everyone up voting them, it's great to see that people are enjoying the quest. As always, advice is welcome to make it better. Welcome to Neolithic Pokemon Quest, Episode 4. The last 3 threads can be found at http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Neolithic%20Pokemon%20QuestYou are Cain, a 17 up year old hunter from the Endless Forest. A mysterious forest fire separated you from your tribe, and you have no idea where they have gone. Stranded alone, you journeyed to the north into a mountain range. It is here that you met Dire, a Swinub squealer(that's seriously what young boar are called). After becoming friends, you manage to fight and kill a newly hatched Beedrill. The next day, you meet a man and participate in a summer festival. As the festival winds down, you meet Rosalia, a social pariah and owner of a Pokedex. You decide to travel together, and leave as the sun is rising.A day passes, which you spend working further on your pokedex, while the village recuperates from the massive party. The town square is drained of water, and work commences. Farmers tend their fields, shepards head into the mountains with their flock, and stone workers begin knapping new tools. Rosalia takes you through the various shops, where people make strange and fascinating items. One offers only clothing, dyed in all the colors of the rainbow. It's extremely tempting to trade your slowpoke tail for a full set of the colorful cloth, but Rosalia drags you out by the ear. Bitch. 1/2
>>42479547You trade off small piece of the slowpoke tail for a number of useful items, as well as a few luxuries. A woman with well callused hands and pitted fingernails actually trades for the skin of the tail, not the meat! You feel a little guilty about making off so well on that deal, but you got a sling and small bag of river stones out of it. Now to figure out how to use it...By the end of the day, you are dressed in your normal green and blue tunic, a remnant of your tribe. A large backpack with an internal frame of carved wood is stuffed full of food, a tent, and an extra set of clothing. A waterskin, the white mareep fur still in place, hangs over your shoulder. The sling is wrapped around your waist like a belt, the ammunition tied to your bag. Your spear is tied with a thin leather thong to your wrist, the hard wood perfectly suited for a walking stick. As the sun rises above the mountains, you question what to do now. >go to Rosalia's house>talk with Cato>write in
>>42479609>Talk with Cato Tell him thanks for everything then we >Go to Rosalia's house sup Hickory? how's life
>>42479655Pretty good. There's gonna be a HvZ game on campus soon, so I'm rebuilding my arsenal.
>>42479609>talk with CatoSo, what's a hydreigon look like?
>>42479701Sweet sweet, just finished some of my projects. Feels good
>>42479609>talk with CatoThank him for the party.
>>42479742Cool. I'm new to HvZ(the meeting this morning was for it), so some friends and I went to target to pick up gear. We're planning to operate together, cause we're all in the same classes. You got any recommendations for gear or tactics?Anyway, writing up the next one
>>42479609>Work on crafting a weapon out of the Beedrill arms you obtained
>>42479872Not really my thing, someone on here has to be more familiar with it than I am.
I only lurk in these threads for art of realistic looking pokemon.
>>42480031don't lurk, enjoy the story and contribute
>>42480031Cool, have one for freeSorry for the words, couldn't find any other ones
>>42480031You should start a thread on /vp/ then.Though they tend to be a bit picky with their art.
>>42480308/vp/ bitches and moans too much
>>42480394Former /vp/oreon here, this shit is why I stick to /f/ and /tg/ now
>>42480574amen brother, amen
>>42480574>/tg/>you dont even need any of the other boards
>>42480682You really don't, but I still load up on my swf folder in case my internet dies and my laptop can still provide entertainment.Cause, y'know, may as well keep ignoring my Wii, GC, and PS2
You leave your spear and bag resting against the wall of Cato's house, and go off looking for the kindly old man. Dire proves himself invaluable, sniffing out Cato's hiding place. On the edge of one of the long fields of grain, a small creek tumbles down the terraces. Cato is sitting at the side of the creek, a large white cat resting its head in his lap. Swinub stands back a bit from the large Pokemon, watching warily for movement. The swinub's deep brown eyes spark with intelligence, instinctively seeing a predator. When the Persian doesn't lunge at him, Dire relaxes a fraction. "Ready to leave Cain?" Cato asks, his eyes still closed in meditation. The cougar purrs and rubs its head against his hand, stretching out its legs. No wonder Dire is scared of it, it's claws are probably three inch long blades. "Yes. Thank you for your hospitality." You repeat something you heard another hunter say, after you were accepted into a treetop village. "Wasn't a problem. I've heard talk that you'll be traveling with Rosalia," you nod an affirmative, "Good. It would do her good to see the world beyond this one. I remember when her brother left, cut from the same stalk, they were. She didn't come back to the village for a month. Perhaps you will be able to knap heri was going to say temper,but no metal, so... into a good person. Do make sure she doesn't cause undue trouble while you're together."1/2
>>42480737Abruptly, Cato stands. "Come off me, you big lummox. Should have made you into a coat years ago," the Persian looks at you with mild content, despite the insult. You walk together through the field back to the village, the husks of grain whisper to one another. Rosalia is waiting for you at Cato's home, kitted for travel. Green and grey form the majority of her outfit, with a short brown leather quiver hanging off her hip. A curved stick balances her belt, carved with a number of designs. A flat piece of leather is strapped to each foot, for what purpose, you can not fathom. "You're late. We were supposed to leave at sunrise."You shrug, and duck into the building to grab your gear. Slipping the thong onto your wrist, you plant the knotted wood on the beaten earth path. "So, are you going to come, or not?" You ask, grimacing as Cato stifles a burst of laughter. Rosalia huffs, throws a pointed look at Cato, and starts walking. You follow>do you want to say something/talk about something?
>>42480765Despite her being a bitch, Thank her. Being alone sucks dick.
>>42480765So what're you feeling? I expect your emotions leaving your home are fairly different than the bone-scorching terror I felt fleeing the fire separating me from my tribe.
>>42480765So why so cranky?
>>42480765Ask about the leather foot-wear?On a side note, is her being an outcast actually cause she's a pain in the ass, and nothing to do with her parents not being from the village? Don't ask her that obviously, just something to wonder.
>>42480861She's kinda got a pseudo autist vibe.
>>42480737>>42480765Agriculture, pottery, sandals...this tribe is kicking our ass when it comes to neolithic technology. At this rate we're going to have to discover the uses of native copper if we're going to keep up. Assuming that native copper even exists, I'd assume that it would all get eaten by the Steel-type Pokemon.
>>42480861Combo. Though it's kinda a self fulfilling prophecy. It started with people not being as willing to accept her, then she got defensive and acted out. This made people less likely to accept her, and repeat until you get this. It didn't help when her brother left. >>42480902Ayy, got it. I was going for a person good with Pokemon, but spends so little time with people that she's not sure how to act
Btw, bows have been invented before the neolithic era, to whoever said they weren't last thread.Not that you can't exactly decide that different technologies have been invented slightly earlier due to involvement of pokemon or whatever.
>>42480937I think we've got heads up on them in a few things. Our language skills seem superior, Cato was shocked we could read.
>>42480937Fairly certain our tribe had agriculture, or perhaps a high level of Husbandry, seemed to be mentions of Tropius.And you're less likely to need footwear in our forest than you are up a snowy mountain.
>>42481022We managed to selectively breed Tropius for higher banana yields.
>>42480765"So, I was thinking that we should head south-west, towards Green River. More likely to run into people that way, maybe a trader that's seen my tribe. That okay with you?"
>>42481022>>42481056Okay, so we've got pastoralism. That's pretty good, then.
>>42481098Now we just need some ponyta. (Ponytas? Is ponyta plural on its own? I don't think this is something that's ever been addressed.)
>>42481281Why ride a Ponyta? When you can ride a Mamoswine.
>>42479872Depending on what your campus chapter allows, melee weapons are boss for the missions. Nerf makes a mace that is boss mode. Other than that, travel in groups of 3+ and nobody will mess with you.
>>42481307Because as a personal mount, horse > pachyderm. As a war platform pachyderm > horse but it's not like this era is conducive to large scale conflict anyway.
You stay silent for a while, focussing on the path before you. Random pieces of stone have been revealed by the passage of water and snow, threatening to trip you. Dire's fur blends into the dirt and mud track, almost mistakable as a stone from a distance. After the silence grows too much to bear, you call back to her. "So, what's with the things on your feet?" Seriously, that's been bugging you for a while. Almost everyone wore some sort of covering in the village."...shoes? They keep your feet from getting hurt or cold." You can hear the raised eyebrow in her voice. "Why do you need them? Why waste the materials?" As nice as Rosalia's tribe was to you, they didn't seem like the sort to waste good skins on something as tribal as foot coverings. "Because our feet aren't made of stone, that's why." She sounds exasperated. Still doesn't make sense, but whatever. You continue in silence, the earth slipping past in a seemingly endless series of switchbacks. You stop for water near noon, a waterfall formed by snowmelt cascading down a worn path of boulders. The spray has attracted a thick covering of mosses, ferns, and berry bushes>roll a 1d100>>42481330Good to know, thanks>>42481307Speed. Mamoswine top out at 30mph for sprints. A Rapidash can go at 150 for hours
Rolled 13 (1d100)>>42481454
>>42479872get a whistle. great for distraction and communication.
Rolled 31 (1d100)>>42481454Who needs speed when you're riding a mammoth c'mon guys
Rolled 6 (1d100)>>42481454
Rolled 49 (1d100)>>42481454
Rolled 35 (1d100)>>42481454
>>42481484>>42481497>>42481507>>42481510At least these aren't combat rolls
Rolled 26 (1d100)>>42481454
>>42481514I hope this was just a chance roll and not a success one.
Rolled 25 (1d100)>>42481454
>>42481484>>42481497>>42481507That's Why we wear shoes
>>42481533The way it was delivered it's prolly a foraging roll
>>42481402But surely horses are surplus to requirements when you can get flying pokemon big enough to ride on, and can also go at high speed?There's also the fact that since Pokeballs don't exist, you can only go as fast as your slowest Pokemon, unless you want to abandon them.
>>42481576I wonder at what point some shaman will realize that a talisman made of apricorn husk can contain a Pokemon inside it and strengthen its loyalty to you. Because the first guy to discover that is probably going to conquer a good part of the world.
>>42481654There's prolly some warlord doing that somewhere
>>42481664*cough*in the Endless Forest*cough*
Can humans use pokemon magic in this setting? Like aura and stuff in AOPH? Or even just psychic abilities?
>>42481734Not that we know of. Besides humans don't get magic until Lavos/Deoxys burrows into the earth.
You grab a few of the berries off the plant, and continue on your way. From what you remember, they're Oran berries. Good for stews, marinades, and cuts. When their juice is put on a wound, it helps it heal a lot quicker and with less scarring. The day passes quickly in the mountains, the sun setting by the time you reach a valley filled with wildflowers. Combee flit around the few trees that have taken root, carrying nectar back to their hives. It might be worth figuring out a way to get to the hive without getting stung, to get all the honeycomb in them. >set up camp>train Dire>talk with Rosalia>craft something>>42481734Yes, but it's like being a Shaolin monk. It takes years of practice and only a few people spend the time to learn it.
>>42481834>>train DireLet's see what our friend's got
>>42481834>hit a combee with a stick to capture it. Our Combee will be best.
>>42481834>set up campWe can do the other stuff around a campfire later, but it'll be difficult to set up camp once it gets too dark.
>>42481834>>set up campThis should be our first priority, unless either Rosalia wants to make one or making camp effectively means END OF DAY
>>42481834>>set up camp
>>42481834>train Dire>talk with RosaliaAsk Rosalia for her help in training him. She knows Swinubs better than we do, and since she relates better to Pokemon than people she should enjoy working with him.
>>42481834>craft somethingA spear out of beedrill arms>train DireWe should know he's an ice type from Rosalias notes
>>42481834>>set up campThen>>train Dire
Okay, looks like most people want to train Dire. >work on a new move>train a stat>work on tactics>write in
>>42481993>Trial by metaphorical fire! Tell him to kick the shit out of some bees!
>>42481993>>work on tactics
>>42481993Teach him to roll over and shake. Just stupid stuff to bring us closer.
>>42481993>>work on a new moveIf all it knows is tackle and odor sleuth then potential tactics are limited to what we can do to supplement it.
>>42481993>work on a new movePowder Snow? Also If we freeze the hives we might be able to get the delicious honeycomb. But even if it doesn't it would murder the Combee with the move
>>42481993>work on tactics
Okay, tactics it is. What tactics are you guys wanting to teach?Inventive training methods are rewarded, by the way
>>42482183teach him to dig emergency burrows and trenches and shit at motherfucker speed.
>>42482183Maybe we can teach him to use Odor Sleuth as an early warning signal for predators or other dangers?
>>42482183Always go for the throat. A beam? Aim for the throat.Bite? Aim for the throat.Motherfuckin tackle? Tackle them fuckers in the throat.
>>42482288This seems very useful.
>>42482183I like this idea>>42482288. Let's work on hiding treats and having him point them out while we keep him from going after them, to develop his ability to find things at range. Then once he's got range we start him on telling different things apart. Like having two pieces of bark, one covering a treat and the other hiding just a rock or something. Then steadily moving on to multiple bark coverings, lowering his odds of getting it by chance.
>>42482404Writing for this
>>42482653Bet it went batshit when the tape got taken off.
Oh boy we tactical Swinub now, soon he's gonna have fatigues and a headband and his own box
>>42482653WE SHALL BE INVINCIBLE
Shrugging off your backpack, you rummage around in the food pouch. Drawing some sweet berries from the bag, you whistle to Dire. The short Pokemon's head rises from beneath the flowers, floating in a sea of colors. Dirt drops from his mouth as he smells the berries, and he crosses the distance in leaps that barely take him above the flowers. "Dire, look at the berries. You want the berries?" You're gonna take the fact that he's up on two feet trying to reach them as a yes. "Good boy. Down. Rosalia, can you hold Dire for a moment while I hid these?" Dire squirms in her arms, his legs beating the air. You dig a small hole in the flowers, and place one in the dirt. You cover the treat, then repeat the process two more times. Wiping the dirt on your breeches, you walk back to Dire and Rosalia. Taking him from her arms, you lift the piglet up to eye level. "Get the berries, but don't eat them Dire. Understand?" He nods. Huh, didn't know he could do that. You let him have a small berry to reinforce the idea, and set him on the ground. >roll 1d100>>42482734The first person to draw that gets 7 internets
Rolled 51 (1d100)>>42482827
Rolled 75 (1d100)>>42482827gee OP, 7 whole internets?
Rolled 6 (1d100)>>42482827
Rolled 53 (1d100)>>42482827
>>42482870Dire? Dire....? DIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Dire shoots off like a rocket, weaving back and forth to catch the scent. He kicks up onto his hind legs, balancing precariously, and sniffs the air. Dire leaps from his standing position, arcing gracefully through the air and running the instant his paws touch the ground. Dirt is thrown into the air, and Dire squeals with joy. Quickly, three berries are sitting at your feet, with only a few bite marks. You let Dire eat one of the berries, and pick up the other two. Rosalia lifts the small Pokemon up again, and you walk off much farther this time. Along the way you pick up a pair of rocks, and bury them much like the berries. This ought to stop him from just following your scent, and instead smelling for the berries underground. >roll 1d100
Rolled 54 (1d100)>>42483079
Rolled 22 (1d100)>>42483079
Rolled 17 (1d100)>>42483079rolling
Rolled 45 (1d100)>>42483079Man those berries look delicious>reverse Google search shows that they are actually called "yumberries"Well, alright, then.
>>42483103Fucking goddamn saved
>>42483103Thank you>>42483121No wonder Dire loves them
Rolled 37 (1d100)>>42483079>>4248310310/10, new goals set
>>42483179>>42483146>>42483230NP guys. Also, look at the filename if you haven't already
Dire is set loose once more, and pauses as he searches the air for the scent of the berries. Tentatively, he follows one of the paths. Dirt down range, more than a stones throw away, is sprayed up by the hungry Pokemon. Dire manages to find both of the berries, but only after digging up one of the stones. He's gonna need some more training before his sense of smell is fine tuned to sniff out predators, but it's a good start. Especially considering how overpowering the smell of wild flowers is. War has changedReturning to your backpack, you pull the tent from the bag. It's a simple design, a couple of wooden poles that fit together into a long, low tube, with wool stretched over the frame. You set it up quickly, with the opening facing where the fire will be. With practiced ease, you ignite a small ball of tinder and grow it into a crackling fire. >craft something>talk to Rosalia>go to sleep>write in
>>42483529>>craft something>>talk to RosaliaWhy not both? >War has Changed my fucking sides
Rolled 15 (1d100)>>42483529>craft something>talk to RosaliaYeah, we can multitask. We should see how she is after the first day of travelling with us.
>>42483529>>craft something>>talk to Rosalia
>>42483529>talk to Rosalia"Anything you particularly want to find while we're traveling?"
>>42483529>>talk to Rosalia
Rolled 93 (1d100)You pull some of the food from your pack, and lay it out on a piece of leather in front of your tent. Thick slabs of dried meat, strange pieces of flat bread as hard as rock, a handful of nuts and dried berries, and Suffolk cheese. All washed down with the warm leathery water from the waterskin. Yum. As you worry away at a piece of the meat, you set to carving one of the Beedrill lances into a knife. The stone knapping kit you got allows you to remove chips of the Pokemon's blade, slowly forming a sharp edge on each side. You leave the tip of the stinger alone, as it's sharper than you could make it naturally. The base of the lance is carved down to fit your hand easily, lighter than a similarly sized flint blade. >+1 Beedrill Dagger"Rosalia, what're you planning? Like, I understand you wanted to leave, but what do you expect to come from this?" You ask, chipping your remaining stinger into a replacement spearhead. Beedrill spears were rare in your tribe, but when people managed to kill one or trade for them, they said it was easier to stab with them. The power of the Pokemon is infused in the weapon, and gives its user some of its strength. At least, that's what the shamans said. "I do not know. I was hoping to find my brother, yet he spoke often of traveling beyond the seaError, Season 2 Spoilers. He's likely to have joined some tribe or the other by now. Perhaps add to my book? I would like to train a Pokemon of my own as well." Huh, you guess you understand that. What did you plan to do after reaching the mountains? It purely instinct that drove you from the forest, not rational thought. >insert dialogue
>>42484235What was that roll for? Team Ungabunga?>insert dialogue"The wilds are crawling with wild Pokemon, if you're interested in claiming one and training it as your own, I'm sure it wouldn't be hard to do. Dire and I can help.""And if you're really that interested in filling out your book, I'd love to travel with you further. Not going to lie, you're miserable company. But we have a lot of the same goals - filling the book, finding family - and I know we could help each other out.
>>42484235I can see that. So what are you planning to just wander your entire life?
>>42484235"I get that, I just need to find my tribe make sure they're alright. Then I think I may wander the world a bit and fill up my book."
>>42484311Never admit to a girl that she's bad company man.
>>42484454She's not going to stop being shitty to people if no one calls her out on it. We don't have to insult her, just let her know that she's been insulting to practically everyone we've seen her interact with so far.
>>42484235"I understand. That's more or less what I'm doing, too. Well, at least we're in good company, then."
>>42484313This >>42484454Unless you want that company to turn infinitely more miserable. >>42484489Later once we have a better friendship. Now isn't the time.
I wonder what the Neolithic analogue to a Gymleader would be?
>>42484625Tribe leader/shaman with a few trained pokemon, you must fight to be accepted by his tribe and he will teach you a technique from the tribe
>>42484625"You walk in my forest. This my forest. I king of fight in forest. You fight me now. You win I give shiny rock. You lose I rape the girl you came with and make you watch. "
>>42484712>>42484625Mixed up analogue and monologue lol. Still kinda works.
>>42483103A POKEMON TO SURPASS METAGROSS
So, what, you're just going to move for the rest of your life, alone? Doesn't that seem like it'd get lonely?" You send a chip of chitin into the fire with a strike to the lance. It pops in heat, jumping on the coals. "...Somewhat. Still, it is preferable over staying in one spot. Your tribe, how long did it stay in one place?""A week, sometimes a little more." Okay, got to give her that one. Hell, the hunters would often be in constant movement, following prey. "I get your point. Well, until I can find my tribe, we can move together. Me and Dire can help you get a Pokemon too, if that's what you want.""Thank you. I'll consider that. Traveling with you has been...better than if I was on my own. How is it that you befriended your Swinub?" As she asks, Dire takes the opportunity to crawl over you and into the tent. Spinning round, he lies between your side and the wall of the tent. You go into the story of how you and Dire met, including the part where you debated making him into a hat. While she doesn't take any notes, it seems like she's filing away the story to later. >go to sleep>say something elsethat coulda been you
>>42484887Who's taking first watch?
>>42484235>yet he spoke often of traveling beyond the seaError, Season 2 Spoilers. HWHAT
>>42484887>go to sleep
>>42484887>>say something elseGlaceon a shitLeafeon a best
>>42484887>say something elseAsk her why, if she likes Pokemon better than people, and knows so much about them, doesn't she at least have her own Pokemon yet?
>>42484887>>go to sleepPet the pig
>>42484938leafeon an ugly fuck
>>42484938>>42484982Everyone know that Umbreon is superior anyway
Negroes please. Flareon best. Okay nope. Can't post that wit a straight face.
>>42484982>>42485048 Cain didn't even know other Eeveelution existed untill yesterday cut him some slack on the shit taste
>>42484982I will gut you like a fish.
>>42484887>admire how god damn adorable Dire is>"What kind of pokemon do you think you'd want?">>42485087Flareon IS best though. Most cuddly eeveelution.
>>42484938>>42484982>>42485048>>42485087>>42485180I know I have terrible taste, but Sylveon for best Eeveelution.
>>42485285Your taste IS shit, congratulations. >>42485283I've always loved that picture
>>42485283Oh my fuck that makes Glaceon look adorable.
>>42485361makes me think of a corgi
>>42485283Honestly I love leafeon the best in that picture.
>>42485361But on the other hand, Espeon
>>42485361See, I was thinking the same thing about that leafeon.
>>42485381>Ice-type Corgi monGET GAMEFREAK ON THE PHONE RIGHT THE FUCK NOW
>>42485361What do you mean? All of the eeveelutions in that picture look cute, except Espion. I always found it creepy
>>42485409leafeon looks sickly
>>42485283Jolteon is best
>>42485455That's just the chlorophyll dear. The greener she is the healthier she is.
"Why don't you have your own Pokemon anyway? I would have assumed you would have one, seeing how you have a Pokedex of your own." You put the finishing touches onto the spearhead, and carve four trenches into the side. All you gotta do now is attach it. >+1 Beedrill Spearhead"They don't seem to mind me being nearby. None will ever follow me home though. I'm not sure what it is." Rosalia says, trailing off at the end. gee, I wonder why?"Well, when one does like you, what kind would you like?" You take a moment to pet Dire, a furry little ball of warmth stuck into your ribs. He's not what you expected, but damn if he isn't a great friend and Pokemon."Something new. Something that has never been seen before." The fire builds in her leaf green eyes, reflecting the fire red. >insert dialogue>go the fuck to sleep>>42485283Leafeon and Glaceon best eeveelutions based on that pic. I will also accept Umbreon
>>42485534>go the fuck to sleep
>>42485534>>go the fuck to sleepOne day maybe, night.
>>42485512its not just that, its the way the fur fades out and how the ears/tail look
>>42485534>go the fuck to sleepI've got nothing else to add
>>42485534>Discuss maybe getting yourself a friend for dire.
>>42485534>Go the [Historically accurate curse] to sleep
>>42483529>War has changedI'm already a giratina
>>42485594Pretty sure it's the eyes. The black lines make him seem sad. Plus, the weird orange spots so it looks mangy. I think he was trying to make it look like a dog from some movie. (I know close to zero dog breeds and can't remember the movie title)Pic related looks better, except for the paw
>>42485779I do like the paws he put on it. The almost hoofed look is nice
>>42485867I like this one. Would prefer if it's fur was made of small leaves or pine needles.
Sorry, something I don't get.Is the 'war has changed' thing a Fallout/evolution joke? Or is there something else?
>>42485993Joke about Swinub being a tactical expert.
>>42485993"War has changed" is a line from Metal Gear Solid, of which jokes were made this thread.The line from Fallout is "War never changes".
>>42485993"War has changed" is Metal Gear,"War never changes" is Fallout
>>42485867as the guy who said that leafeon was ugly, this leafeon looks very nicethe actual leafeon sprite looks like shit
You nod, understanding the desire for adventure. Seeing the massive(600-800 pounds) Pokemon Dire is going to become was a moment that doesn't happen often. Seeing one in person would be mind blowing. You roll over, and pull a tunic from the bag to serve as a pillow. With the fire, well made tent, and a furry little furnace at your side, you're not cold. UNTIL THE FIRE NATION ATTACKED!You wake up from a dreamless sleep, and yawn as the sun rises in your face. Note to self: face tent away from East. Grumbling slightly, you drag yourself out of the tent. Dire is already awake, sniffling around the camp for crumbs of food. You stand and go through a series of stretches, techniques taught to hunters so that they are always ready to move. With a note of dissatisfaction, you notice that your little vacation from the routine has left you unable to touch your toes. You have a little time before you should start walking, what do you want to do?>go kill some of those arrogant FUCKING COMBEES! BUZZING AROUND LIKE THEYRE BETTER THAN YOU!>train Dire>make (a fancy) breakfast>write in>>42486117No arguments here
>>42486145>make (a fancy) breakfast
>>42486145>>make (a fancy) breakfast
>>42486145kill combees with Dire to train him, try to capture one if we can.>>42486162that's the girl's job.
>>42486145>>train Dire>>make (a fancy) breakfastLet's see if Dire can find some food for le fancy breakfast
>>42486145>train DireGotta continue our Tactical Scenting.
I'm seeing a split between fancy breakfast and trainingFor the people voting training, what are you planning? Continue last nights lesson, or something new?
>>42486344I wanted to see if Dire could track anything down with his tactical scenting, so we could use that for breakfast.
Fancy breakfast takes it!Since there's the division(and because I like writing fights), would you guys be willing to go hunting for breakfast?
>>42486577Yep let's see what are adorable pig can find for us
Cool, roll me a 1d100
Rolled 64 (1d100)>>42486678GO
Rolled 28 (1d100)>>42486678>inb4 he finds truffles
Rolled 50 (1d100)>>42486678
Rolled 33 (1d100)>>42486678Sure thing there, cap
You guys are lucky it's a random event, and not based on rollsWriting
>>42486697>>42486706>>42486741Meh. We probably found a clump of combees.
>>42486838We find Arceus, game over.
You dress for the day, and grab onto your spear. You debate taking the sling, but since you have no experience with them, decide against it. It would only weigh you down and rattle as you walked. "Dire, find a Pokemon for breakfast," you say to your friend, and place him back down. Sniffing the ground, Dire leads the way. With his head down, the only way to see him is the track he leaves in the flowers. Minutes stretch as you walk behind the small pig. He leads you into the trees, and you notice two sets of tracks overlapping. >follow the footprint with one claw. It's a quadruped, and it's front end seems heavier than the back>follow the pair of footprints. It looks like two bipeds, walking together in a line
>>42487073Naww dude, we'll just stab it a little with our new knife. Should be fine, right?
>>42487096>follow the footprint with one claw. It's a quadruped, and it's front end seems heavier than the backWe came for food, not people.
>>42487096>follow the footprint with one claw. It's a quadruped, and it's front end seems heavier than the back
>>42487124It's two Pokemon, if that wasn't obvious. Their feet are shaped like rounded diamonds
>>42487096>>follow the footprint with one claw. It's a quadruped, and it's front end seems heavier than the back
You decide to go after the lone Pokemon, and besides, it's tracks look slightly fresher. Following the directions of Dire, and the tracks when they're visible, you gain on the Pokemon. It seems hampered by a weight, and moves slowly. In a few places, rocks have had pieces bitten off, along with a couple trees and shrubs. About twenty minutes after you left the campsite, you spot your prey. A squat, tan Pokemon is mildly crunching at pieces of stone. It's beak transitions into a large rounded plate, crossed by two silvery ridges of bone. >battle plan/strategy?
>>42487387Well shit, how can we possible take this guy down? I'm stumped.
>>42487410Have Dire distract it, then we flank it from the side with our Beedrill spear.
>>42487387Dire distracts it we sneak behind and spear it's neck.
>>42487387Set up a deadfall down wind of it, then try to spook it into it.
>>42487387Is that a shieldon?
>>42487422>>42487434Dire tackles it from the side/front and we go in from behind with the spear.
Okay, so send Dire to distract while Cain attacks from behind. Roll 2d20 for me
>>42487387Something that heavily armored, we need to roll it onto its back in order to get at the soft undersides. Have Dire flank it and try and lever it over, then stab with the beedrill spear.
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>42487564Hope for the best!
Rolled 8, 18 = 26 (2d20)>>42487564Dire take my luck
Rolled 10, 18 = 28 (2d20)>>42487564here's nothing
Rolled 17, 3 = 20 (2d20)>>42487564
Rolled 17, 10 = 27 (2d20)>>42487564
>>42487600Options field man >>42487458Yes it is
You whisper a command to Dire, and leave him standing in the trees while you circle to the left of the beast. Slipping the thong from your wrist, you hold the spear with two hands. The Pokemon crunches heavily on a protruding stone, pebbles falling from its beak as it chews. Arceus, do not get near the mouth. That thing could probably take your arm off with one bite. You whistle, and Dire bursts from cover. Before the monster can turn its body, your Pokemon impacts it's side. The monster is almost double his size(and ten times his weight), but the speed and suprise cause the Swinub to knock the Pokemon back. Bouncing back, Dire watches as you run at the Shieldon. Spear held with two hands, you stab into Dire's point of impact. The sharpened Beedrill stinger cuts through the pokemon's thick skin, and glances off a rib. You withdraw the spear, but not before a good three inches of it have tasted blood. Dire is circling the monster, but you doubt he'll be able to knock it off balance now that it knows it's coming. As for you, the Shieldon seems to recognize how dangerous the spear is, and turns to face you.>strategy?
>>42487879Back off until Dire can distract it, then stab it behind the plate in the neck.
>>42487879>try to CAPTURE IT
>>42487879Have Dire focus on it's sides, if we can flip it over it's ours. Distract it for him keep it's shield facing us. also could we get an estimate on it's HP?
>>42487879Stab at the legs, don't give it time to put power in them for a charge. Keep this up while Dire peppers it enough for it to ignore us to face him. That's when we go for a dagger slice for more torque and blood loss.
>>42487879Keep circling around it, we should be able to move faster than it can turn. Keep harrying it, going for shallow blows until its exhausted and gives up. Humans are endurance hunters, we can be at this all day provided it doesn't get a good blow in.
>>4248792834/47You guys got a great attack in, but it's defense is insane for a low level.
>>42487978>endurance huntersThat's not what endurance hunting means.
>>42488033I know, it refers to injuring prey and then following it until it gives out. I was kind of reaching there, I admit it. Exhausting this thing to death is a viable strategy, though.
Okay, harry it and aim for the neck if given the chance. Roll 2d20 again
>>42488097well that, and something that takes that long is not exactly ideal for breakfast.
Rolled 1, 11 = 12 (2d20)>>42488141GO
Rolled 10, 1 = 11 (2d20)>>42488141
Rolled 8, 9 = 17 (2d20)>>42488141
>>42488157>>42488155Fuck me, no more rolls for today.
Try and hamstring the thing's rear legs if we can. Keep it from being able to turn fast enough to face us, and we can get around and deliver a killing blow.
>>42488141Welp you've gotta chance to confirm if you have a crit system in place.
>>42488155>>42488157Well this is a good time to introduce karma points. When doing something "good"(as decided by me), you will receive karma. This can be used to reroll nat1's. The fact that karma is a thing in no way means you can't act like an ass. Hell, if you become a bloody dictator, not stabbing the children would get you karma. Currently, you have one karma point. Would you like to spend it?
>>42488329Sure, let's try the freebie.
>>42488329Yeah, do it. Good Karma go!
>>42488329meh, I don't care for rerolls. If you didn't want 1s you should'nt have used d20s.
>>42488329Yes. I do not want either us or Dire to be gored to death.
Okay, roll 2d20 again>>42488394Don't worry, there will be plenty of time for you to critfail. Karma is rare
Rolled 10, 12 = 22 (2d20)>>42488432Hopefully better this time
Rolled 2, 18 = 20 (2d20)>>42488432
Rolled 9, 2 = 11 (2d20)>>42488432
Backing off, you slide your grip down your spear. Holding it at the last two feet, you stab and slice at the Pokemon from a distance. Dire waits for you to circle the Pokemon around, before he runs at Tackles it from the side again. The Pokemon grunts slightly from the impact, and slams it's hips into Dire. The furry Pokemon rolls back from the blow, whimpering slightly. With a cry of rage, you dive to the side and slide the blade along the pokemon's tan side. A line of reddish orange blood seeps from the long wound, thick muscle visible through it. >Shieldon HP: 26/47>Dire HP: 30/37>Cain HP: 20/20>battle strategy?
>>42488695Just have Dire circle around it and try to distract. He's not going to be able to do meaningful damage to the Shieldon with tackle, so let's not have him waste his HP and energy. Have Dire growl at the Shieldon, wait until it lets its guard down and then try to slide the spear into its neck.BTW we should totally make a shield out of this thing's head.
>>42488695Get in between Dire and the Shieldon. Don't hurt our adorable little piglet, you bully. Just because we're trying to eat you does not give you the right to make the cute thing cry.
>>42488695Step on its head and jump over it. As it turns, have Dire tackle it again, and try to topple it over in that moment.
>>42488695Dire distracts we go for the neck behind it's plated head.
>>42488695Shoulder check it, see if we can knock it over and get at its tender underbelly.
>>42488695We need to start stabbing its legs and knock it over.
>>42488744Seconding both of these>>42488773>Just because we're trying to eat you does not give you the right to make the cute thing cry.Anon, pls
We need to get Dire powder snow and mud slap, either of those would be pretty good right now
Okay, go for the legs and neckRoll 2d20 again
Rolled 7, 12 = 19 (2d20)>>42488909
Rolled 2, 17 = 19 (2d20)>>42488909
Rolled 17, 15 = 32 (2d20)>>42488909
Rolled 3, 18 = 21 (2d20)>>42488909
Rolled 13, 10 = 23 (2d20)>>42488909
>>42488933>mfw i save the roll
I wonder what size is the Shieldon's skull? if it's an adolescent size, it would be big enough for a buckler of sorts, or for a giant wok for cooking.
>>42489063Large frying panNo joke, I put him on the encounter list because I thought it would be funny for you guys to fry up some of liver on a shieldon pan.
Rolled 7, 8 = 15 (2d20)>>42488909
>>42489097That's a really fucked sense of humorI love it
>>42489097>large frying pannoice. We could get some good eating with the right kind of meal. Pidgeotto omelet with berries and lettuce.
>>42489289We need to find a Togepi, delicious and nutritious. They even come in their own container.
You draw your dagger, and hold it in a reverse grip. The off white blade shines slightly in the rising sun, freshly made and ready for use. Holding spear with your right hand, you switch to an overhead grip on the shaft. Dire moves behind you, growling softly at the large armored Pokemon. With a feint to the left, you sprint to the monster's side. It's blunt head crest slams into your thigh, deadening the muscle. In retaliation, you stab your knife deep into its neck. Holding tight to the cord wrapped handle, you jump and swing onto its back. Dropping your spear to the ground, you brace a forearm against the top of the Shieldon's crest. As you expected, the Pokemon attempts to hit you with the lip of its shield. Braced against the top, and a knife stabbing into its's muscle, however, allows you to hold it back. Barely. With care, you line the point of the Beedrill blade up with the pokemon's neck. Releasing your hold on the crest, you hammer down at the handle with your closed fist. The blade sinks deep, slicing through a fatty hump of muscle, before lodging at the hilt in the wound. You twist it, and feel the blade grate off bone. Gonna have to give it a new edge now. The Pokemon collapses under your weight, it's four legs splaying out comically. Pulling the blade from the Pokemon, you wipe it on some grass before placing it back in the sheath. Dire is laying off to the side, licking at his leg. You pull a Oran berry from a pouch, and cut pieces off for Dire to eat. Off in the distance, you can hear the familiar baying howls of Luxio. Now, how to get this thing back to camp?>Shieldon HP: 0/47>Dire HP: 30/37>Cain HP: 20/20I'm gonna end the episode here, next thread will open with you making an amazing breakfast.
>>42489401Make a liter, WE and dire drag it.
>>42489401I'm kinda surprised we didn't take any damage from that slam to our thigh, honestly
>>42489401Take off the head, gather what meat we can carry on the shield of the shieldon head after butchering it, and leave the rest of the carrion to the Luxios
>>42489401So can we make a shield with this poor bastards skull when we're done using it as a big ass skillet?
>>42489444>>42489507>>42489516>>42489518once we are done draggin this shit back to camp, can we go back to the remains we didn't bring and try to befriend a luxio or other scavenger?
>>42489544if it's possible to get the luxio to not eat Dire, yes. Other wise we wait til Dire evolves into a piloswine/manoswine before getting one to tame.
>>42489401Thanks for running, Hickory. Have a nice night.
>>42489401Thanks for running boss it was fun. >>42489544I'd rather not, at least until Dire isn't delicious bacon sized.
>>42489571well, to be fair, the last one left eating is probably going to be the smallest/weakest one.
Just to gauge how people react, imma ask before I throw them inHow do you guys feel about pokeballs? If I were to introduce them, they would be very rare(people are gonna wonder what that belt of Apricorns is about). However, I'll leave them out if people dislike them.
>>42489630I'd say like, one guy. maybe two. ultra mega rare. like our rival and one old crazy shaman.
Thread is archived http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Neolithic+Pokemon >>42489630I'd rather not see it, tbh
>>42489630I think it'd be better to have them left out, personally. Part of the charm of a Neolithic pokesetting is the lack of any convenient way to bring pokemon around.Unless it was for a major/main antagonist, anyways.
>>42489630no pokeballs. pls. this is neolithic times. pokeballs feel so out of place.
>>42489630I like the idea - as long as it can be reasonably explained in the context of the story. I mean, the whole pokeball thing seems high-tech to the point of magic - how's it work in a neolithic context?
>>42489630Have them be super rare and basically magic. To even use one we need to level shaman skills a shit ton.
>>42489630It depends on how you do it.Crazy crystal orbs of pokemagic? I can see it. High-tech pokemon capture shit? Fuck no.
>>42489630EXTREMELY RARE, like >>42489665Honestly we're way too early in human development for that to be widespread enough to matter much.
Good to know. I was planning for them to look like they're made of polished wood(made from a nut after all) and copper. It would be explained as magic, and as people said, super rare. I can see having a Pokemon that almost weighs a half ton getting annoying in some cases, so wanted to offer a way to keep Dire or any other Pokemon you befriend with you when you're sneaking or something. I'm somewhat concerned no one mentioned the Pokemon in the OP, I though it would have people clamoring to catch an Axew
>>42489879We have adorable warthog solid snake.some random Axew aint got shit on him.
>>42489879how about only people who have them are our nemesis and a crazy old shaman who gives us a tiny number of them?also, nobody expected you to give us an axew.
>>42489932Hahaha this is an amazing answer. Guys don't forget to up vote the thread in the archive
>killing the shieldon>not getting a cool companionDammit. At least we can get a shield/cooking pandon't look at me like that, don't you want to go into battle smelling delicious
>>42490066Shieldon is terrible, Bastiodon is even worse
>>42489879Mate you wouldn't give an axew even if we clamor ex for it. Right? Shit we missed out on getting a dragon type didn't we? Would rather have a dratini though.
>>42490265Probably not. IF you guys had chosen the Dark Cave, then IF you journeyed deep into it, then IF you chose the right tracks, you could have gotten one, provided you didn't accidentally piss it off.
>>42490549Man. You suck. Dragons are best type yet you don want us to have one? Ughh quest dropped. Nah it's fine. Just joking do not take me serious.
Is there a way to see our Book of Monsters without going back to see in the first thread?
>>42491832Let's just ask him to list what we have in the next thread.
>>42491936Not him, but I think we should probably have a pastebin that OP updates every so often that has our Book of Beasts and at least what level of knowledge we have of each creature.
>>42489879I want a Deino or some ghost type, personally.
>>42491967He'll more than likely see this, if he doesn't I'll just say something about it in the next thread or Twitter or somethin'.
>>42492101We need the only true dragon charizard
>>42492101We'd have to hatch a Deino, OP said that dragons in general were a bitch to raise.
>>42492140I acknowledge that the chance of getting one is next to nil. Still, the deino line is cool. An aerodactyl would be great too, tied with cradily as best fossil.
>>42492177I'm kinda fond of Tyrantrum myself, but aerodactyl and cradily are both awesome
I just hope we get a sandshrew. I like sandshrew.
>>42492336[historically accurate curse] yeah. Mental image of sandshrew/slash is much better than game version
Wait a minute. Could we find primordial genesect?Some sort of insect super-predator for certain.
>>42492336We should befriend an Onyx, and evolve it into a mother fucking Steeling. We could become an unstoppable warlord with such a beast
>>42495378Or a crystal onyx.
>>42492137He is not dragon. He is fire type
>>42491967I'll do that today and post a link on twitter.