You are Penelope, rookie Pokemon trainer starting her journey in the Delian Region, to challenge the Pantheon (Gym leaders) for the honor of competing in the illustrious Battle Temple to be crowned the next Pokemon Champion. General Rules:Dice rolls are best of 3; unless otherwise stated.Write-ins are encouraged and welcome: suggested actions and dialog especially, so long as they are in the same vein of the winning options. I will do my best to work in such options, though I might make alterations to better fit characterizations.Previously: Having found another trainer, you send Chilly out and together pull off an impressive victory. Afterwards you reach Pirus City, heading for the Pokemon Center. As Chilly heals up, you receive some Pokeballs from Professor Olive and get a new app for your Rotomphone. Healed up and provisioned, you made your way back towards the Rockslide Caves, and capture your next Pokemon, Bagon. With evening here, you set up camp to rest...Pastebin: Coming soonArchive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=OlympusQM
You spend a some time thinking on Bagon and inspiration hits you. Grayson. A name from an old tv show, about a young hero with powers, who dressed up as a Fletchling learning how to fly. While not quite on the nose, it fits. Your hoping you can help him reach the skies. With night fall finally arriving, you hunker down for the night, finishing setting up your campsite while you wait for your dinner to finish cooking. Seems like you're gonna have to get used to this kind of simple and quick meals from now on. The enclosed cavern helps keep you warm as the outside gets cooler. You consider that Chilly might appreciate the colder temperatures but tonight you'll just relax. He's had a full day, though that goes with out saying you've had a long day as well. An early night sounds pretty good. Before you turn in though, you take out your flashlight and shine it down the caves passage way. For as far as it reaches, you don't notice anything unusual. You often hear old storys about caves like this, swarming with Zubats and Geodudes. Neither would be fully appriciated, at least while you're trying to sleep. You take a last look out before turning in to your tent, double checking your campsite. All the food has been put away, your portable heater is set at a lower setting as to prevent draining its solar batteries, and your campfire is out. Putting your head to your pillow, zipped up in your sleeping bag, you think about what you want to take care of during the next day. Maybe a bit of training for your Pokemon, searching out more Pokemon, or maybe exploring Rockslide Caves some more. Well, its something to think about, until you slip away to dream land that is. So what are your plans for the next day?>You want to find more Pokemon to catch>Maybe some spelunking could be fun>Training for your Pokemon(s)>Head back for Pirus City>Head back to the Route and find a trainer to battle.>other[Hey folks, sorry for the delay - holiday weekend was nuts.]
>>4851092>Training for your Pokemon(s)
>>4851092>Training for your Pokemon(s)Be it wild 'mons or trainers. Whatever we find!Welcome back, QM
>>4851092>Maybe some spelunking could be fun
>>4851092>Head back to the Route and find a trainer to battle.
>>4851092>>Training for your Pokemon(s)
Working with your Pokemon, getting them some proper training will be crucial on the path ahead. Lying your head back into your pillow, it's not long before you drift off into dream land. The night is relaxing and uneventful; allowing you a peaceful rest. The morning comes, and you are roused by the sounds of low guttural calls from what you would guess to be the Rhyhorn herd as they've come around again. They seem to be enjoying their morning meal on the move as they move, stop to eat the grass and continue moving along, playing you no mind at all. There's the sound of a birds in the distant trees, a few here and there that fly by. You get up and clean yourself up, breaking move of your camp; opting to leave out your cooking supplies to prepare some breakfast. As your food is cooking, you consider the idea of letting out Chilly and Grayson, so that they can meet each other and hopefully get along. Also you should consider if you want them to train together or focus on one at a time. >Bring out both your Pokemon together>Bring out Chilly first to eat>Bring out Grayson first to eatAs for how you intend to train>Train the two together>Focus on Chilly first>Focus on Grayson first
>>4852862>Bring out both your Pokemon together>Focus on Grayson first
>>4852862>Bring out both your Pokemon together>Train the two togetherTeamwork makes the dream work.
>>4852862>Bring out both your Pokemon together>Focus on Grayson firstGotta get him caught up
>>4852862>Bring out both your Pokemon together>Train the two together
>>4852862>Focus on Grayson first>Bring out both your Pokemon together
If you're going to be a team, it would be best for your two Pokemon get to know each other. "Come on out, Chilly, Grayson! Time for breakfast." You call out as you release your Pokemon from their balls. Chilly pops out his chipper self. He seems a bit confused by the current location but doesn't seem bothered. Grayson pops out close by, standing dutifully straight up. He, too, looks around at the surroundings. He seems somewhat familiar with the area and turns his attention towards the outside of the cave, looking towards the trees on in the distance. Chilly takes notice of the new Pokemon and starts to walk over towards him."Chilly, this is Grayson. He's our new friend."Grayson turns to face the small cub with a curious expression. Chilly seems to be trying to speak with him. Maybe saying hello, though Grayson seems a bit guarded, responding back with could be described as 'one word' answers. Hmm, well at least they don't seem hostile to one and other. Hopefully things will get smoother over time. "So, guys, who's hungry?"Well, that got their attention. The two Pokemon immediately turn to you and head over to where you're preparing breakfast. You set up a bowl for each of them to eat, starting with Chilly first. Grayson, watches with a bit annoyance. His mood lightens once you give him his food. The two Pokemon sit back munching away at their meals contently. Occasionally the two give each other, Chilly expressing a more hospitable demeanor than the small dragon, who still shows some of that weariness that he shows earlier when Aron was chewing on the can. Hopefully its something he'll grow out of. You decide to use this time to inform them what you have planned. "Ok, guys. We're going to do some training today." Chilly flexes his arm with a smile while Grayson tilts his head, as he licks off the remaining food that didn't quite make it into his mouth. "Yup, that's right Chilly. We're gonna work on getting stronger." You turn your attention towards Grayson. "This will help you on your way to learning how to fly."The Bagon's eyes perk up as he hops up to his feet. He starts to start flapping his arms and hopping up. Chilly seems a bit confused by Grayson's actions but likes that he's in higher spirits now. "Easy now. You just finished eating. Don't worry we'll get started soon." You finish your food and put your bowl down. "Once we've finished cleaning up, we can get started."(Continue...)
The two follow your lead with helping gathering their food bowls. You give them a quick wipe down for now, at least until you can find a proper water source to clean them. Maybe next time you make it to the Pokemon Center, if you don't find someplace out here. Once everything is taken care of and packed up, you lead your two Pokemon out of the cave and where there's more open room for them to work out. Chilly follows you with a spring in his step while Grayson seems to be looking at the rock formations in the area. Does he think you're going to have him do his 'run and jump' routine? Seems to be the limit of his work out knowledge. Well you can certainly help him with that. "Alright. Chilly for now, just stick by me. We're going to get Grayson up to speed."The little polar cub nods and walks to stand next to you. "Alright, Grayson. Ready to begin?"He again looks around, not noticing a steep rock cliff fit for jumping from and looks back to you confused. "I had something different in mind..."So how would you like to train Grayson.>Train up one of his stats (Specify)>Work on improving his move pool>Other
>>4856377What moves does Grayson have now?
>>4856377>Train up one of his stats (Specify)Sp def
>>4856377>Train up one of his stats (Specify)Speed. Gotta' get a faster running start and greater agility to fly!
>>4856377>Train up one of his stats (Speed)
>>4856377>Train up one of his statsSpeed
>>4856377Speed is always useful, so lets train that
"We're gonna work on your speed little guy." You say with confidence. Grayson blinks at you."By increasing your running speed, you will be able to build up greater momentum for your jumps." You go over the basics of what your plan and the work out. He seems to get the gist of it, though you do have to clarify that flapping his arms isn't necessary for this work out. Chilly stands by and watches, cheering as he stands by. Give me 3 1d100 rolls to see how well Grayson does with his training.
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Following your examples and instructions, you have the small dragon run around doing laps around the small protruding rocks form the ground. Having him run in a serpentine pattern around the rocks, to help build up his agility additionally should help him out. He's struggles with this from time to time, opting to simply charge ahead, using the rock hard grey ridge on his head to plow through the rocks. His momentum manages to carry him forward only occasionally losing step, but with you and Chilly cheering him on, the little guy continues to work hard. He's already quite a speedy Pokemon, but with a bit more training, he'll definitely be able to surprise some opponents.Eventually you signal him to stop, to get some rest. Grayson still hustles for a bit longer but you can see he's finally tiring out. He comes back over to you and plops himself down on the ground."Nice work." You say as you give him some water. The small dragon waste no time guzzling it down. "Not too fast now, take it slow."Grayson pants hard as he catches his breathe. You got a good feeling that he's pick up some speed.With Grayson's training finished for now, you notice Chilly seems pumped up to start his training as well. So what should you focus on training with Chilly?>Train up one of his stats (Specify)>Work on improving his move pool>Other
>>4859591>Work on improving his move pool
>>4859591>>Work on improving his move pool
>>4859591>Work on improving his move poolShould work on getting more coverage moves
>>4859591improving the move pool is a good plan
>>4859591>Work on improving his move poolDefinitely need another attacking move
After careful consideration, you determine Chilly could use a bit more options for battle. While his current move pool isn't bad, he could use a few more options to make him a more formidable combatant. "What do you say, Chilly?" You smile at your little pokemon. "Want to work on some new moves today?"Chilly smiles with a joyous affirmation. He starts moving his paws, swinging them swiftly, like a boxer...though the manner he's doing so almost looks like an attack already. Did he pick something up after your battles yesterday?You ponder on what would help Chilly out the most in battles. Some coverage moves would probably be to his benefit, as types that are strong against Ice share some similar weaknesses themselves. He does already have one STAB based attack with Powder Snow...another option could beneficial. Additionally, you could consider working on a status move that would build on his current options of damage prevention and mitigation (Growl and Endure). So what should attempt to teach Chilly?>Icy Wind - a strong ice attack that reduces the target's Speed>Play Nice - Weaken target's Atk>Bide - User endures attacks for two rounds then strikes back>Hail - Summons a hailstorm lasting five turns, damages all Pokemon except Ice types>Attract - If opponent is opposite gender, target becomes infatuated and less likely to attack>Charm - Sharply weaken targets attack >Rest - User goes to sleep for two turns, fully restores user HP & heals status conditions>Power Up Punch - Hitting a target raises its attack stat.>Other (Specify, note that strong attacks will require multiple high rolls for success and/or training sessions)
>>4860688Power-Up Punch for sure.
>>4860688>Power Up Punch - Hitting a target raises its attack stat.Chilly seems up for it
>>4860688>Power Up Punch - Hitting a target raises its attack stat.
With Power-Up Punch, Chilly will have a much easier time against Rock and Steel types. As each punch connects, he'll gain power to his Attack as well, which in turn will help him deal with their high defense.After you go over the basics with Chilly, you have him practice to see if he can pick up the new move. Give me 3 1d100 rolls; TN 70 to successfully learn it.
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Despite the explanation and attempts to demonstrate the fundamentals of the move, Chilly isn't able to get it down. Often his movements don't quite seem right, resembling more of a wide swing of the arms instead of a more straight forward jab. His attacks have some speed behind it but there's no sign of the attacks giving him any additional strength behind the attacks.Ultimately Chilly doesn't make much progress on the move. Hopefully with some more practice, in the future, he can get it down. "Good try, Chilly. Lets take a short rest for now."Chilly nods but seems to have lost some of that enthusiasm from earlier. Seems like he's a bit down on not making progress on the new move. You reassure him its fine and that you'll both just have to keep working at getting stronger. With the morning training session complete, the three of you enjoy a small snack and water. As your Pokemon enjoy their meal, you consider what you should do with the rest of the day. >Explore the outside area of Rockslide some more>Look for more items using your Dowsing App>Explore the caves of Rockslide >Look to see what other Pokemon are in the region>See if there are any other trainers in the region>Head back towards the main route (Back to Pirus City)>Other[also been meaning to ask: is there a particular Pokemon character you want to be the avatar for Penelope? currently i'm thinking of using pic related but open to reader suggestion]
>>4863149>Explore the caves of RockslideI didn't see any escape ropes on sale so we shouldn't go too far in.Also, that pic works for me.
>>4863149>Explore the caves of RockslideI imagine her blonde and older
>>4863149>Look for more items using your Dowsing App>Explore the caves of RockslideWhy not both? Just don't delve too deep.(That pic works for me, also.)
>>4863149>Explore the caves of RockslideI imagined her looking more like Rosa for some reason. Maybe I'm just not creative
>>4863149>Look for more items using your Dowsing App>Explore the caves of Rockslidepic is fine
>>4863149>Look for more items using your Dowsing App
>>4863149>>Look for more items using your Dowsing App>>Explore the caves of RockslideThe pic works. Maybe a little taller.
Alternate outfit suggestion?
>>4864028That's way better.
>>4864028Yeah, this probably works a bit better, at least in terms of the outfit
Post more pics if you got some folks
>>4864292Looks less like a Pokemon-world gangster or superhero. Not sure if I prefer that or not. First girl's head and top, second girl's jacket and pants, but in pink?
>>4864375Allow me to inflict my idea upon you.
>>4863169Interesting. I did use Olenna as the stand in mom, based on her having the company background.>>4863539Rose works if people are into it.>>4864375Yeah character is originally from one of the Pokemon Ranger games as one of the villain lieutenants. I had debated using one of the main pc girls, but hadn't decided on which one to go with. My main objective was to build up a back stock of images for Penelope for various post depending on what is happening in the scene>>4864028>>4864468both of these are real good.
>>4864028This is really good!
>>4864614Something closer to mother then?
>>4864468>>4864881Both these are pretty neat, yeah
>Look for more items using your Dowsing App>Explore the caves of Rockslideupdate later today
>>4868564Coming in roughly an hour. Family movie night went longer than expected.
You've had some good luck with the dowsing app before so it couldn't hurt to use it again, but this time, you could use it inside the cave. There's bound to be something interesting inside, if the guy back in Pirus wasn't over selling what you can find. If you're going inside the cave to explore, it might be best to have one of your Pokemon out with you. But then again, Chilly and Grayson did just have a solid training session, so they could use the time to rest in their Pokeballs and recuperate. >Leave out Chilly, recall Grayson>Leave out Grayson, recall Chilly>Recall both, head inside the cavern >Leave both boys out, head inside the cavern together.>Other
>>4869142>Recall both, head inside the cavern
>>4869142>Leave out Grayson, recall ChillyGrayson's had a chance to catch his breath, and we could use the time to bond with him
>>4869142>Leave out Grayson, recall ChillyQuality time is go!
>>4869142>>Recall both, head inside the cavern
You take Chilly's Pokeball and recall him. "Nice effort, Chilly. Enjoy a good rest." After you place Chilly's ball on your belt, you turn your attention to Grayson. "Alright. Ready for some exploration of the caves?"Grayson gives you an odd look. He looks over towards the cave entrance, back to towards the sky and back towards you. You rub the back of your head. "Well, I did come out here to do some exploring of the area, so I hope thats no problem. Don't worry, it wont get in the way of our deal."After a few moments of consideration, he gives you a nod with a small sound of affirmation. Looks like he's on board. "Thanks, Grayson."Alright, time to do some cave delving. You fire up your Rotomphone and start up the new app. There's no immediate pings but you somewhat expected that. The two of you start making your way into the cavern. Hmm, its not too dark but you expect that the light from the outside will shine through for a bit. Eventually, you'll have to use your phone's light, so hopefully that doesn't over work your phone's battery. Heading further inside, you follow the path ahead; the shuffling of your and Grayson's feet along the loose dirt the only sound. He's mostly following you, but sticking relatively close to your side. As the pathway starts to get darker, to the point where the last remaining dim light can no longer penetrate the darkness, you activate your app. Give me 3 1d100 rolls to see if pick up anything, to give you a sense of direction.
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Nice rolls.Alright, writin
You look to your device and you get two pings! Huh, well whatda know? Looks like this app is really starting to come through. You activate your light to see where you can head off to. Last thing you'd want is to start running in the dark and accidentally crash into the wall. Plus there's probably a chance you'd startle a Pokemon living in here."Lets go, Grayson. We've got something here."You lead the way as Bagon follows behind. He keeps up well, jogging all the while. Perhaps he's using this as a chance to continue his training. As you push forward, do your best to keep eyes on both the Dowsing App as well as the walls in front of your. The path is starting to bend and turn, and eventually you stop at a chamber....with three paths. Hmm. Navigating the room and the path ways, you try to determine which would lead you to the items in question. One ping clearly to be in the right corner, while the other is trickier. There's clearly two path ways, the first being a path on left side, near the corner and the other in the opposite left corner, though that one seems to head further downward, deeper into the caves. Grayson walks a bit ahead of you looking around. He looks around the current room but just waddles on back next to you. So, which way should you go?>Head to the path on the right, it seems like the surest bet>Head to the path on the left, maybe that's where the dowsing app item is at.>Head to the left path that heads further down, bound to be something good down there>Have Grayson pick which way>Other
>>4871454>>Head to the path on the left, maybe that's where the dowsing app item is at.
>>4871454>>Head to the left path that heads further down, bound to be something good down there
>>4871454>Head to the left path that heads further down, bound to be something good down there
>>4871454>Head to the left path that heads further down, bound to be something good down thereAsk Grayson what he thinks, too. He IS from around here, and Pokémon may have better instincts.
>>4871879>Ask Grayson what he thinks, too. He IS from around here, and Pokémon may have better instincts.I like this idea, we kept him out for a reason!
>>4871879Also, interacting with him is a good idea for bonding anyway
Hey folks, just wanted to communicate with you all. Gonna try and update later tonight.
>>4873923Looking forward to it!
You consider that the lower levels might be the best option, but you decide to ask Grayson what he thinks. He's from around here right?"Hey Grayson, do you know which would be the best way to go?"Grayson looks at you confused. He looks around the room and then points back the way you both came in. You chuckle. Boy's gotta one track mind. "I meant in this room. We're looking for something that's on the Rotomphone." You kneel down and show the little dragon your phone screen and where the pings are popping up. "There and there, see?" He seems intrigued by the app and is trying to figure it out. He looks at the blinking dots and looks over to where they are in the room. You nod, confirming that's where you believe where they're at, though again, he doesn't seem to fully grasp the fact that the items aren't blinking like they are on the screen. You tap the screen at the locations and point them out. Each time you tap on them, the give off a ping. He makes a sound attempting to mimic the ping, making you smile."So, what do you think? How about this one?" You point to the left path that heads into the darkness, further down into the cave. He just looks over to it, his nose moving up and down. Is he trying to see if he notices anything? You're not sure if he does or not, but he starts to walk closer to it. He doesn't go too far ahead."Bage?" He says, again attempting to mimic the ping sound. "We'll find out." You head over closer to him and shine the light down the descent. Bagon slowly follows still looking around for anything blinking. After a few moments, you reach a lower chamber, that's empty. You again check the app. Hmm, if this is the right track, then the only direction for you to go is right as the current room is empty.Give me 3 1d100 rolls to see if this was indeed the right way to go. TN 70
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>>4874863He is trying
Rolled 2 (1d6)Alright lets see what you get
The two of you head descend into the darkness of the cave. Grayson hops a few steps at a time as he lands on every other step, occasionally flapping his arms as he does. You'll give him credit, he's certainly tenacious. Two of you reach the bottom and start looking around. The area is dark less spacious. Several stalagmites and stalactites in here along the walls, and odd rock formations. Doesn't seem like many people come down here, but there's enough of a narrow path. It makes you wonder if its been people who have managed to make the path or if it was some subterranean Pokemon that have done so. Using the Rotomphone you start looking around the room, looking for where the Dowsing machine detected the ping. Grayson looks around as well, following your light. Taking a few steps further in, you start to notice an odd shape protruding from one of the walls. The two of you start moving closer to it; slowly making out the general shape of it. It looks like a large bone. You vaguely recall that there are certain Pokemon that use bones in battle but you've also hear that there's some ancient Pokemon that have been revived using old bone fossils. Could this be one of those?As you approach it, to start pulling it out, Grayson starts pulling on your leg. He's pointing up ward. Still thinking about flying huh? Wait, he's not flapping his arms like he usually does when he's referring to flying. You angle your light up but quickly bring it back down when you start hearing some squeaking and fluttering above you. You're pretty sure from what you saw, there's quite a few bats in this cave. You might be able tot get that bone out without disturbing them, but if you're not careful, you and Grayson might be in trouble. >Attempt to pull the bone out yourself>Have Grayson assist you pulling out the bone>Leave the bone behind.>Bring out Chilly, having two Pokemon out might be more helpful.>Other.
>>4878515>Attempt to pull the bone out yourselfWhat could possibly go wrong
>>4878515>>Attempt to pull the bone out yourself
>>4878515>Attempt to pull the bone out yourself
"Ok, Grayson. listen up." You crouch down. "I'm going to try and get this bone out. Keep an eye out on those bats. We don't want to spook them."Grayson gives you a nod and starts looking up at the ceiling of the cave. He has bit of trouble as its dark down here. As he keeps watch, you place your Rotomphone onto your back pack strap and take out your multi tool, and deploy your chisel. It should make it easier to get the bone out of the rock. Give me 3 1d100 rolls to see if you can get it out without causing too much of a ruckus. TN 75
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You start chipping away at the rock to pry out the bone. *tink* *tink* *tink* Its bit louder than you're expecting, but you're managing to get the bone free...mostly. Its a slow process and the stone around it is a pain to crack. As you do so, Grayson starts making a bit of noise. You look up briefly, moving the light towards him. He's still watching the ceiling above you, but you notice he's moving his head back and forth, noticing moving from above. You need to hurry so you keep up the pace, sacrificing discretion for speed. The bone is getting looser, but you're making more noise. *tink, tink, tink*However, as you proceed, you're starting to hear other noises along with the chipping sound. It sounds like...squeaking and the fluttering of wings. Grayson's backing closer towards you; keeping his eyes upward. You notice the look in his eyes has shifted, to the same way when he look back at Aron when he thought it was trying to take his food. Is he feeling threatened? Things are starting to get tense. Using your free hand you give the bone a wiggle. Its definitely loose, you might even be able to pull it out with pure strength. That said, you might still make a lot of noise and the two of you will have to high tail it out of here if you don't want to startle the group of bats above you. So what do you do?>Time to roll up your sleeves and pry out the bone>Maybe you and Grayson can get it out together easier>Have Grayson create a diversion with an Ember attack. >Bring out Chilly to help out (either to aid you or help out Grayson; specify)>The bone's more trouble than its worth, time for the two of you to skedaddle>Other
>>4880455>>Bring out Chilly to help out GraysonThe boyz can watch each others' backs
we need tha bone
>>4880455>Time to roll up your sleeves and pry out the boneI'd say recall Grayson, but he probably needs to lead the way out when we inevitably have to run out of here.
>>4880455>Time to roll up your sleeves and pry out the bone
>>4880455>>Time to roll up your sleeves and pry out the bone
>>4880455>Bring out Chilly to help out Grayson
>>4880455Bring out Chilly to help Grayson, and pull out that bone with our mighty muscles.
>>4880455>Bring out Chilly to help out (either to aid you or help out Grayson; specify)I feel like we're going to need some ice moves to take on Zubats...
>>4880455>>Bring out Chilly to help out (either to aid you or help out Grayson; specify)Grayson
With the prospect of those bats overwhelming you and Grayson, you grab your other Pokeball."Come on out Chilly." The Cubchoo pops in a small flash and seems a bit disoriented at first, but takes not of you and Grayson. Theirs wings giving off faint fluttering above you and you can just make out the sight of the creatures shifting around, their squeaks getting louder. "Hey little guy, we're going to need your help pretty soon. Are you feeling up for it?" You ask him as you move closer to the bone. He turns to look at Grayson. The two have a few words it seems, as Chilly looks above. He seems more curious than bothered but you get the impression that he understands the situation. He stands by next to Grayson at the ready. Alright, you have defensive screen set up with your Pokemon, so now its time to roll up your sleeves and pry out that bone. While you're not as strong as say, Kalli, you're no slouch either. Working on with various gadgets occasionally required you to be able to handle large electronics though you usually had help with such things. Still, you did chip away at the rock holding it in, so it shouldn't take too much effort to get it out. Getting it out without provoking the bats above, might be another matter. Well, no point putting it off. Give me 3 rolls of 1d100 and lets see how you do. TN will be 65 to pull it out, a 75 will avoid upsetting the Zubats.
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>>4884216Nice, just barely.
Well its do or die time, no point in putting it off. Chilly and Grayson are keeping watch, just in case, so only one thing left to do. You put both hands on the bone and start to wiggle it out; the rocks creaking and cracking all the while. Oh man, this is going to be tricky. Your attention is divided amongst the task at hand, your Pokemon and the Pokemon on the ceiling. Their fluttering isn't as bad as it has been, but you get the idea that you're presence here has clearly agitated them. It would probably be best for everyone if you didn't stick around much longer after you get your prize. Again you give the fossil a shake and while its loose, its still being stubborn. It would be a waste for you to have made it down here only to falter now. You strive to give yourself additional leverage by bracing your foot against the stalagmite and give it a few more tugs and shakes. The rock cracks and creeks until finally... *Pop*Got it! You're about to celebrate but quickly remember your predicament. You look around you and listen. Huh, nothing. Did you manage to not upset them? Well you're not about to look this gift Ponyta in the mouth."Chilly, Grayson, lets head back up." You call out to your Pokemon. They both turn back to face you, seeing you have your new prize in hand and nods. The three of you slowly head back the way you came in and slowly head back up. Slowly due to Grayson trying to flap his arms and jump up the steps the same way he descended down. Chilly offers him a hand a few times but is rebuked every time. "He doesn't mean anything by it," You explain to Chilly. "He's just very focused on his personal quest." Explaining for him helps avoid any misunderstands and hurt feelings, since Chilly seems eager to befriend your other new Pokemon. Its a few minutes longer until Bagon finally reaches you and Chilly waiting at the top. He seems a tad annoyed that the two of you got up here before he did, but he doesn't seem hostile about it. "Don't worry, it'll happen one day." You smile and reassure him. With your party gathered up, you consider your next move. >Head for the second ping that you picked up on the left>Check out that other path on the right>You're good for now, maybe head back out >Other
>>4886043>Check out that other path on the right
>>4886043>Head for the second ping that you picked up on the leftFree stuff is nice
>>4886043>Head for the second ping that you picked up on the left
>>4886043>Head for the second ping that you picked up on the leftCool. Now we just need a Cubone.
>>4886043>>Head for the second ping that you picked up on the left
>>4886043>>Check out that other path on the right
Rolled 1 (1d6)alright rollin'
"Come guys, lets see what awaits us over here." You point to the tunnel on the left.Well you've already figured out that the other item would be in another part of the cave, so it wouldn't hurt to go after it. Besides, free stuff is nice. The boys nod and follow you enthusiastically. Nice to see they're getting into this treasure hunting as much as you are. Of course, Chilly always seems to have a positive attitude about things. Grayson seems along for the ride as he waits for more flying training, but he does seem fascinated by the Rotomphone. The three of you head into the next passage, keeping your phone light out to make it easier to find whatever you're looking for. The one thing you're not quite fond of this app, is that it really doesn't give you much information other than the fact that the item is in its scanning proximity but it doesn't warn you about the path ahead. The passage in question is sloped downward and makes a few turns. Surprisingly, the route this way is more clear that the previous one you went down. Makes you wonder what could have made the path so clear. Hopefully your boys can handle whatever you may encounter. You travel further into the cavern and find an open area, with many large stones in the area. Hmm, this seems to be the right place, but you're not noticing anything obvious. Looks like you'll need to look over the area a bit more thoroughly. >Have everyone spread out and search>Have Chilly and Grayson keep watch while you search>Have the boys scout the area first before heading in.>Recall your Pokemon for now>Other
>>4887808>>Have Chilly and Grayson keep watch while you search
>>4887808>Have Chilly and Grayson keep watch while you search
>>4887808>>Have the boys scout the area first before heading in.
>>4887808>Have the boys scout the area first before heading in.
>>4887808>Have Chilly and Grayson keep watch while you searchWe can flee a few Zubats long enough to regroup if need be.
>>4887808>Have everyone spread out and search
>>4887808>>Have everyone spread out and search
You take a quick look around. No sign of any critters on the ceiling. Just a series of rocks and boulders around. Still, it wouldn't hurt to take precautions."Chilly, Grayson. Keep an eye out, I'm going to go ahead see if I can find what we're looking for."Your Pokemon give you both a nod, as Chilly stands ready while Grayson plops himself on the ground. Heh, well at least they're taking ti seriously. You enter the room with your Dowsing app going and start looking over the boulders and the outlaying area, just in case you miss something. On the plus side, your not noticing anything unusual or particularly off about the place. Placing your hands on some of the rocks, you attempt to move them around, to make sure what you're looking for doesn't happen to be underneath by chance, but surprisingly some of these stones are quite heavy. Taking a quick look back at the boys, you notice their still just hanging out, watching and waiting. Well mostly watching. Occasionally the two of them seem to engage in tidbits of conversation. As long as they're getting along, though you hope they remember that their supposed to be watching out for you. Anyways, back to searching!Give me 3 1d100 roll to see if you manage to determine the location of the item without any hindrances.
Rolled 98 (1d100)>>4891503
Rolled 18 (1d100)>>4891503>>4891510Godly roll
Rolled 45 (1d100)>>4891503
Walking through the room, you examine stones carefully. Most of them see like any other stone. Nothing unique or unusual about most of them. This bodes mostly well for you. At least you don't have to worry about any random pokemon around. Chilly and Grayson are still sitting back; while technique on watch, they seem a bit lax in their actions. Well, it should be fine. Nothing in here to worry abou...? Huh? You look at one of the stones that was partially embedded into the ground next to another rock. Its far to smooth and symmetrical for it to be a regular boulder. You have an easier time getting this stone out of the ground. You wave over to your two Pokemon. "Hey guys, found it!" Chilly walks over quickly excited to see your new discovery, while Grayson takes his time. The two examine it with you. It's got an impressive sheen to it, that Chilly seems to like though Grayson seems unimpressed. Of course, he was initially looking at the wrong stone; seen one rock, seen them all I guess? Oh well, I'm sure you'll find something more to his interest someday. You take the new stone and add it to your bag. Not a bad haul, today. You're app isn't showing anything else nearby, so it looks like there's little more of the three of you to do. Well, there's still that other pathway that you didn't explore yet. Maybe there's something else interesting there, also, this room does continue further into another path. While there might not be any hidden items to uncover, you could maybe encounter another Pokemon in this cave. Or, lastly, you could just exit the cave in general and spend some time getting back up to the surface. There's bound to be more than one cave entrance around these parts. So what should you do?>Follow the path, heading further into this section of the caves>Head back to the previous room and go to the third passage way>Head back out to the surface>Other
>>4892829>>Follow the path, heading further into this section of the caves
>>4892829>OtherSee about catching a Zubat. Love those little guys, and a flying type would be handy for us AND helpful for Grayson's tutelage.
>>4892829>Head back out to the surface
>>4892832>Follow the path, heading further into this section of the caves
>>4892829>Follow the path, heading further into this section of the caves
>>4892829>>Head back out to the surface
"Ok guys, lets head out." You gesture for the boys to follow you further into the cave. Chilly and Grayson follow. The cavern is similar to many of the other passages, though more so like the previous path. It quickly begins a descent deeper into the ground. Looking around the sides of the path, they're much smoother as is the ground itself. Kind of bizarre when you think about it, considering everywhere else the rocks have had a more 'natural' look to them. As fate whould have it, the path way is a steady downward slope, making it fairly ease to travel and navigate. Its not long before you see what seems to be an opening at the end of the passage. The path leads to a wide open area. Judging from certain areas, some of the areas are blocked off and appear blocked off. There's additionally a small area where there looks to be water pools. Interesting, they shallow or at the very least passable. There seems to be another two passages in here that are accessible, on one far end of the area and one on the left side. There is another path on the right corner, but it looks like the way's blocked off. So what do you want to do?>Explore the area some more, maybe there's something in here that you're missing>Look around to see if there are any Pokemon in the room.>Head for the passage on the far end>Head for the passage on the left side>Other
>>4894494>Look around to see if there are any Pokemon in the room.
>>4894494>>Head for the passage on the far end
>>4894494>Look around to see if there are any Pokemon in the room
>>4894494>Head for the passage on the far end
>>4894494>Explore the area some more, maybe there's something in here that you're missing
Hey folks, sorry for the lack of updates. going to see about posting one later tonight. Since the thread is archived and we're on page 9 it might be the last one for this thread but there might be one more vote. In the meantime, as always, if you guys have any questions, comments, etc. regarding the quest, feel free to post them, and I'll do my best to answer them.
(Sorry again for the late update. I really need to work on making more time to run this quest.)You might as well push in further into the cave system. If only to see what else is in this place. Signaling the boys to follow, the three of you continue on deeper into the cave. Doing your best to keep your wits about you head across. Chilly stops by a pool of water and looks at his own reflection a few times, to his amusement. Grayson looks at the water briefly as well, but doesn't get caught up in the distraction. He resumes following you but occasionally stops to look at some of the elevated areas of the rocky paths. You hope he's not getting any ideas, as there's not nearly enough room for him to do what you're thinking he's wanting to try. "Come on, Grayson. Chilly, lets get going." Grayson stops daydreaming for a bit and does as he's told, but Chilly's a bit slower to react. He sure does like that water. "Chilly, we're going further into the cave." You wave to the little bear to come over. Chilly waves back at you. His attention is divided between the small pool of water and you. Wait a second...did he find something over there? You look down at Grayson for a moment, but he's preoccupied with chewing on his upper leg. Must have an itch. Chilly still seems amused by the water he's playing by. What could have hims so captivated?>Head over to Chilly and see what is so amazing>Time to be assertive. Order Chilly to come over>Maybe its better to recall Chilly back to his Pokeball>Have Grayson go over and see what's going on>Other
>>4898523>>4900045>I really need to work on making more time to run this questThreads are meant to be fun. Don't turn it into a personal obligation, or you'll burn out.>Head over to Chilly and see what is so amazing
>>4900078Oh i'm definitely having fun. its just irl getting in the way of me running. I also know folks want me to run a bit more frequently or as a full session, but i'm not sure how soon that can be. Still, as long as you guys are enjoying the the run, i'm happy.
>>4900045>Head over to Chilly and see what is so amazing
>>4898523>that right hand (on the left) D:>those boobas :DDDD>>4900045>>Head over to Chilly and see what is so amazing
>>4900116Well, it's definitely nice to come home from work to see a post or two. Thanks QM.
>>4900045>Head over to Chilly and see what is so amazingFeel free to go at whatever pace you want, QM
>>4900045>>Head over to Chilly and see what is so amazing
Well it must be something pretty amazing or at the very least entertaining for Chilly to be enjoying himself this much. You head over to see what's what as Grayson follows behind you. Back tracking, you watch as Chilly is splashing water and everything thing seems normal or at least normal as a little bear playing in a puddle can be. As he waves his arms up, you notice something more unusual. There's water splashing, but its not being caused by Chilly. Um...hmm. Well, it would seem Chilly's not alone over here. You approach cautiously to look over at the water where the splashing water is coming from, when you see a small figure bouncing upward. It looked odd; blue and a beige color with a small tail. Huh, thats...unusual. You expected rock types to be down here but you didn't think a Pokemon like that would be down here. Well on the plus side it doesn't seem to be hostile, in fact the it and Chilly seem to be getting along quite well. You take out your Rotomphone to scan the Pokemon. >Tympole: The Tadpole Pokemon. By vibrating its cheeks, it emits sound waves imperceptible to humans and warns others of danger. Hmm, again its an odd find in the middle of the caves here. Maybe there's an underwater source nearby. You have plans to continue deeper into the caves, but this might be an opportunity. >Splashing seems like a game for the two, splash the water with the two for a little bit. >Lean down and introduce yourself to Tympole>Attempt to capture Tympole>Remind Chilly that you guys are exploring, if he's good you can double back later and see his friend afterwards>OtherI think this will be the last update for this thread. We'll start up a new one most likely after the 5th (damn holidays)
>>4901488>>Remind Chilly that you guys are exploring, if he's good you can double back later and see his friend afterwards/>OtherJourney ahead and look for a stronger, cooler pokemon. Sorry Tymp B)
>>4901488>Splashing seems like a game for the two, splash the water with the two for a little bit.>Remind Chilly that you guys are exploring, if he's good you can double back later and see his friend afterwards
>>4901488>Remind Chilly that you guys are exploring, if he's good you can double back later and see his friend afterwardsJuggling 3 Pokemon at this point might be too much, we should focus on chilly and Grayson for now
>>4901909Never gonna take down The Pantheon with that mentality
>>4901913Quality over quantity. Gotta' build bonds and make gains, not just recruit every single 'mon we meet.
>>4901488>Other>Let Chilly play with his new friend while you continue with GraysonHopefully the cave doesn't go too much further and we can come back around for Chilly.
>>4901488>>Splashing seems like a game for the two, splash the water with the two for a little bit.