Welcome back.Rules are simple: Votes are tallied every hour, with whatever course of action being the most popular being the course of action taken. Write ins are encouraged and non-mutually exclusive votes will be combined if possible.When a roll is called for, roll a D100 unless otherwise specified.For a short summary for the new and to recap:You are Alex. A newly minted trainer and camping enthusiast just starting out on your journey at the age of Seventeen after your father lost his job in order to help pay the bills.Last time, you made it to Newport City, encountered Team Green and defeated the local Gym Leader, Ethan. On your way to Lake Clarity however, you encountered Mike again, who has set up a roadblock and toll booth.
"We're not battling you. We'd wreck your shit so hard, it's not funny." You hear Martha say slowly, as if to a particularly dim child. "We're not paying this phony fee either. So, either get out of our way, or get ready to get bent into a pretzle.""Sure, sure. Now pay up. Twenty bucks each now." Mike dismisses, before sitting straighter and grinning evilly as he spies you and your group. "Well, well. Welcome to my toll booth, faggot." He says mockingly, striding arrogantly past Martha and pushing Judy out of his way, using the shove as an excuse to grope her on his way to shove you.>Challenge him to a battle.>Strike back.>Walk right past him and through his toll point without a backward glance.>Other
>>5040108>>Challenge him to a battle.You looks like someone who wants to fight. Go for it, scrub.
>>5040108>>Walk right past him and through his toll point without a backward glance.>>Other Say to the others: ''Why are you even entertaining this village idiot? Just go past him or floor him if he tries funny shit.''If he tries to get at us, turn it into a fistfight once we get a legal excuse (use our aura to boost reflexes).
>>5040108>Walk right past him and through his toll point without a backward glance.It'll be funnier when someone else rocks his shit, anyways.
>>5040121>It'll be funnier when someone else rocks his shit, anyways.Not really.Let's just keep the high ground on him both morally and legally while pissing him of into taking action against us and then flooring him regardless.
Apologies for the extended absence, power cut due to a miniature cyclone hitting my neck of the woods.
>>5041013Thanks for the heads up OP.Take your time.
>>5041013I hope everything's ok for you, your close ones, and your hardware QM
>>5041015>>5041018No damage, just a power outage for 16 and a half hours. Yes, I kept count. Fortunately and the really dangerous trees are coming down tomorrow. So, probably going to be sporadic then. Anyway, update soon.
On an unrelated note, I might add 'miniature\cold cyclone' to my table of potentially dangerous weather. Because while it was fucking terrifying to wake up to at 5.30 in the morning, it'd make for a neat 'encounter'. Especially after the way everyone handled the rainstorm.
>>5041022Nice idea, mate.As you could probably tell from my thread, our personnal life and experience really shape the way we tell stories. I feel it nice you incorporate that much weather/Hiking/Camping stuff in your story
>>5041032There is merit in writing from experience. Especially for big, open-ended stories like this.
>>5040114>>5040121>>5040189You side-step Mike's attempt to push you and walk through his shitty roadblock without a backward glance."If you don't give him the time of day, he'll give up and go away." You say, addressing the girls as you look back.Mike looks like he's about to pop a vein."You can't just-" He splutters as everyone follows your lead."I just did, Mike." You reply. "Either stop acting like a smartass child or go home." You add, before turning your back on him. "C'mon. Road's not getting any shorter wasting time on this dickhead." Youadd."Don't you turn your back on me!" Mike says. "Coward!""Whatever." You reply, waving a hand dismissively, not looking back.Mike stares at you as you walk away, growing redder and redder, before he gives an incoherent yell and runs at your back.>Roll.Also:>Use aura to boost your reflexes>Fall back on training.>Release a pokemon.>Other
Rolled 10 (1d100)>>5041045>>Release a pokemon.>Go, Kay O-o!
Rolled 67 (1d100)>>5041045>Fall back on trainingFLOOR HIS ASS
Rolled 40 (1d100)>>5041045>Use aura to boost your reflexes
Power cycled again. Hopefully my ID isn't that awful salmon pink this time. For no reason, since it's a dead calm and actually clear right now.
Rolled 10 (1d100)>>5041045>Use aura to boost your reflexes
>>5041053I got infected with your rolls.
>>5041083:)Come to my thread, so you get bless by not getting your only way to deal with the setted up set up sweeper critted
>>5041072You should be careful some mean spirit isn't pranking you to make you stop running the quest, or something retarded like that.
Rolled 93 (1d100)>>5041045>Fall back on training.
Rolled 83 (1d100)>>5041045>Fall back on training.Feint with a mid kick but kick him in the shin with the other leg.
>>5041093It's just bad weather. Happens occasionally.
>>5041069>>5041094>>5041130You fall back on training, checking your shoulder, then sidestep Mike's wild swing, turning it into a wind-up for a kick in response.You catch him in the guts with a round-house kick square in the guts while he's off balance and there's an audible 'oof' as you knock the breath out of him. He collapses like a house of cards gasping for breath and clutching his midriff, before curling into a ball with a pathetic groan.You watch him to make sure he doesn't try anything stupid for a minute as the others look on, before you turn and walk away.Your response stunned Mike and you get the impression he just, finally, learnt an important lesson he should've picked up on years ago."C'mon." You say to everyone, turning your back on him. "Let's go."You start on your way while Kathryn stays back, releasing an Alakazam to psychically dismantle the roadblock and checkpoint before she hurries to catch up."So, how did things go in Newport?" Martha asks curiously.>Okay. Won my first badge.>Okay. Did a bunch of shopping. Also, this is Holly.>Not so great. Ran into some gang and got attacked with a bikelock.>Other
>>5041650>Okay. Won my first badge. Also, this is Holly.
It's not a big deal but the last thread of the quest has been titled as part 2
>>5041722Yeah, I know. That was a copy/paste fuck up on my part.
>>5041650>>OtherThe Gym mach went alright but the only interesting thing in town was the havoc that team Green caused by arson.Oh and i got jumped by a group of 8 of them later.After i beat 4 one snuck up on me and bashed me over the head with a bike lock.Thankfully Fie and Gareth saved me in time.
>>5041677>>5041680"I beat Ethan." You say."Pay up." Judy says, nudging Martha smugly.Martha just rolls her eyes as she pulls out her trainer card and transfers money to apparently everyone else."Last time I take a long shot." She grumbles as Judy drifts back to begin chatting with Holly."And this is Holly." You add as Holly is immediately overwhelmed by Judy's energy as she is made friends with."Hi." She manages, giving a little wave before returning to answering what questions of Judy's she can, although once the discussion turns to fashion, she finds her feet and the conversation becomes an actual conversation rather than one way."So, are you coming hiking with us, or are you going to just be staying the night on the way to Silveridge Town?" Kathryn asks.You've been giving this some thought.From the point of view of training and catching some more pokemon it's a good idea, especially with Jean, Kathryn, Martha and Judy around. At the same time, you have to wonder about Fie getting back to her Gym."I made a couple of calls while you were getting your head stitched up." Fie says pointedly when you look her way. "Emma's fine covering for the time being." She smiles wryly. You get the impression she had a bit more to say on the subject with regards to her 'covering' for Fie, but it's neither here nor there.>No, it'll just be for the night.>Hell yeah, a hike around the lake sounds like a lot of fun.>OtherAlso: Give me a roll. First in.
Rolled 59 (1d100)>>5041774>>Hell yeah, a hike around the lake sounds like a lot of fun.>It will be an opportunity for you gals to met my good friend Gareth!Alright, thread. Let me botch that roll for you
Rolled 5 (1d100)>>5041774>>Hell yeah, a hike around the lake sounds like a lot of fun.>>5041781They've met Gareth before.
>>5041781You might just saved the thread.>>5041823This would've been *really* bad.
>>5041824Let me guess... A stampede?
>>5041825Bad Weather Table. With Negatives.
>>5041829So why no warning from Cutiefly?She can sense the weather.
>>5041831Would've been in the next post. As it stands, it's going to hold clear.
>>5041774>Hell yeah, a hike around the lake sounds like a lot of fun.
>>5041781>>5041823>>5042409"I'm not missing out on that hike for all the money in the world." You reply. "It's always been on the to-do list, but I've never had the opportunity." You admit."Um... h-how far around is the lake?" Holly asks, sounding faint at the proposition of all that walking."Two or three days." Martha says, unconcerned.Holly looks alarmed at this."Don't worry, if you get tired, we've got members of our teams who you can ride on." Judy assures.Holly sighs in relief."You'll get used to all the walking eventually." Martha says. "Just stick with it." She adds."If you say so..." Holly says.It's cloudy today, but it doesn't look like the weather is going to turn bad, so there's no reason to hurry along.>Look for pokemon.>Look for trainers.>Talk with someone. (specify)>Focus on getting to the lake.>Other
>>5042835>Focus on getting to the lake.
>>5042835>Look for trainers.
>>5042835>Talk with someone. (specify)Fie. Ask if we should hurry along later on due to her gym duty.>OtherCheck our pokedex to see the local records.
>>5042835>Check pokedexWe want that miltank/gogoat soon.Maybe find a feebas or clauncher in the lake.
>>5042926>>5042931Sd you walk, you decide to check your pokedex to see what sort of pokemon can be found at the lake. Once again, it's frustratingly undifferentiated, but at least in this case you can tell what you can probably expect to find where:MagikarpOddishBasculinCottoneeFeebasBuizelApplinPoliwagCherubiTympoleClauncherPsyduckTaillowPidgeyLotadStarlySwabluGyaradosMiloticThere're also unconfirmed reports of legendary pokemon being seen at the lake, though the few photos provided are blurry and indistinct.Still, by the looks of it you should be able to fill a lot of gaps in your team if the list of pokemon found at the lake is anything to go by and there's also a note attached to the unconfirmed sightings of a reward for any conclusive proof as to the presence of any legendaries."Is there anything you think I should catch at the lake?" Holly asks you.>That's up to you.>A Feebas. Milotic are meant to be really good.>A Magikarp. They have a bad reputation, but Gyarados speak for themselves.>A Swablu. Their cleanliness aside, they're just good pokemon.>Other.
>>5042954>A Feebas. Milotic are meant to be really good.
>>5042954>A Swablu. Their cleanliness aside, they're just good pokemon.Applin and Lotad are cool, too. But again, all up to her at the end of the day.
>>5042954>Swablu>Feebas Fills in your flying type and they are pretty cute.Febass when properly cared for evolve into milotic. I intend to get those too along with a clauncher.
Just a reminder Swablu like to pretend to be hats.
>>5042968>>5042974>>5042982"Ultimately, that's up to you." You say. "But, if you want my opinion, out of this list, Swablu and Feebas would be the go." You opine. "Personally, I'm hoping to find a Clauncher. Feebas and Swablu are on the list as well, but I kind of want a Clauncher.""Why those two?" Holly asks."Because if you care for a Feebas properly, they evolve into Milotic." You reply. "As for Swablu, they love cleaning up. Also they like to pretend they're hats." You add."You're joking." Holly accuses."Nope, they really do." Judy chimes in, fishing out her own pokedex and bringing up some pictures of herself, much younger, with a Swablu perched on her head as she laughed and grinned."Huh..." Holly says as she studies the picture."Applin or Lotad wouldn't be bad either." You note as Judy puts her pokedex away."Or Cherubi." Judy adds."I guess I'll have to see what we find." Holly says, looking thoughtful.It's getting on towards mid day now and the clouds aren't showing any sign of breaking just yet, but it's nice enough.>Find a place to stop for lunch.>Keep going.>Pick up the pace. Try and reach Lake Clarity before it gets dark.>Other
>>5043021>Find a place to stop for lunch.Let's take a lunch break. I'll try to pick some herbs for a wild salad.
>>5043021>Find a place to stop for lunch.
>>5043021>Find a place to stop for lunch.Motherfucking Staraptor is the GOAT
>>5043025>>5043032>>5043134>>5043513You decide to stop for lunch. It's a bit of a walk before you find a good spot just off the road in the shade of a wattle, but once you point it out, everyone unanimously agrees that it's time for a break.Between everyone, it's not long before you have a fire going and food cooking.You've got some time before lunch is ready.>Do some training.>Look for pokemon.>Talk with someone.>Other
>>5043645>Talk with someone.Martha, the triathlete. Ask about her deal/backstory/whatever?
>>5043645>Do some training.How many pokeballs do we have?
>>5043673Eleven poke balls.One Premier Ball.One Ultra Ball.
>>5043645>Do some training.
>>5043673>>5043857While you wait for the food to cook, you decide to do some training.>Train Sage (specify)>Train Volta (specify)>Train Queenie (specify)>Train Kay O-o (specify)>Train Rusty (specify)Also:>Ask for advice.>Just keep at it like you have been.
>>5043869>Train Volta (specify)Finish fire fang.>Train RustyRock Polish>Ask Gareth and his Geodude to help out with Rock Polish
>>5043869>Train Sage>Ask Fie for advice
>>5043869>Train Sage>Ask Fie for advice>Train Rusty>Rock Polish
>>5043886>>5043917>>5044330You decide to train Sage, first and foremost. You've barely spent any time with her, but a quick glance in the pokedex shows she's not far off evolving already and she can learn some pretty decent moves.She would've been a big help in Newport Gym as well if Rusty had've somehow not been able to cut it.Only question is, what to train her on?>Teach her Howl.>Teach her Flame Charge.>Teach her Psybeam.>Do some stat training.>Other
>>5044682>Teach her Psybeam.
>>5044682>Teach her Psybeam.Better start early with the psychic training
>>5044682>Teach her Psybeam.Movepool diversity!
>>5044822>>5044829>>5044841If you weren't in the middle of grassland like this, you'd probably go for Flame Charge first, but as it stands, Psybeam seems like the more prudent choice.Both so you don't go starting a fire and because there's no reason not to get a head start on the psychic training.You find a good sized rock and set it up as a target, then release Sage."You'd better not be thinking of doing any practice with fire moves." Martha notes as she sees what you're up to."Nope, Psybeam." You reply."Huh, alright let's see how you do." She says, sitting down to watch. Not patronisingly, but apparently with genuine interest in what you plan to do.>Roll.(Also, describe how you're going about teaching her, because I'm genuinely not sure how to write this.)
Rolled 13 (1d100)>>5044842"Alright, Sage.You focus. Take your psychic energy, focus it in a single ray, let it go toward the rock. You can do that?"
>>5044842Alright Sage focus your mind on thinking that rock over there growing really really hot like it was hit with a hot beam coming from you.
Rolled 99 (1d100)>>5044852Forgot my roll
>>5044856Here, take my roll Powa!
Rolled 88 (1d100)>>5044842For now, we can try focusing on the outcome - visualize what one wants (shooting the rock), make it a reality, all that.For future sessions, though, we could look into into how other people train both their aura and PSI abilities - I'm not sure how much they ultimately differ (both in the quest and actual canon), but I'd think they're both in the same general realm, and both sets of techniques could have use for our own aura training and any psychic training for our team.>>5044856With a roll like that though, this guy has the right idea.
>>5044849>>5044856>>5044863You're struck by a sudden bout of stage fright and fumble for a moment as you realise you don't know how to put into words as esoteric an attack as Psybeam."Alright, Sage..." You begin. "Focus on your psychic power. Focus it into a single ray and direct it towards that rock." You say, indicating your makeshift target.She looks up at you, not quite blankly, but she tilts her head in a manner that you think means she hasn't quite understood."...focus on thinking of that rock over there growing really, really hot like it was hit by a hot beam." You try after watching a couple of demonstration videos.She blinks and nods, yips excitedly, then braces herself, glares at the rock and then her eyes flash and the rock is suddenly gone. In its place is a smoking crater and a psychedelic afterimage of a beam of energy."Holy shit..." You hear Martha breathe as she, like you, blinks spots out of her vision while Sage jumps excitedly."...Good job, Sage." You say weakly as you kneel down to pet her and congratulate her on the effort.Martha stands up and returns with another rock."I don't think there's any worry in her having difficulty with this." She says. "But just to be sure, maybe get her to do it a few more times?" She suggests. "Just to make sure she can do it consistently and that wasn't a fluke.""That's a good idea." You agree, before letting Sage go. "Same deal again, Psybeam on the rock." You order.This time, Sage doesn't have to think so hard, she simply blasts the rock happily and then a third time when you ask her to do it again."Great work, Sage." You say, ruffling her ears again as she beams at you.It's been all of five minutes and you're already making progress."Going to teach her anything else?" Martha asks.>Yes, that was pretty easy, so maybe Flame Charge this time. That is, if you've got a water pokemon.>Yes, Howl.>Do you have any suggestions.>No, I think I'll train Rusty a bit next. Hey, Gareth!>No, I'll train Volta a bit next. See if we can't get Fire Fang down.>No, I'll train Queenie a bit next.>No, I'll train Kay O-o a bit next.>Other
>>5044907>No, I think I'll train Rusty a bit next. Hey, Gareth!
>>5044907>>Do you have any suggestions.
>>5044907>>No, I think I'll train Rusty a bit next. Hey, Gareth!If you have any ideas what i should do next time when training Sage or one of my pokemon please do tell, i'm always curious to learn more.We can talk about it during dinner.
>>5045180I meant lunch but dinner works too.
>>5044921>>5045002>>5045054>>5045180"Not right now." You reply. "Flame Charge is a bit risky just now." You add. "Instead..." You recall Sage and release Rusty. "Hey, Gareth?" You ask."Yes?" He looks up from the fire curiously."Mind helping me teach Rusty Rock Polish?" You ask."Sure, if you don't mind helping me with a bit of training." He replies."Sounds good." You agree.Gareth comes over and releases Geodude."Alright, Rusty, pay attention to Geodude." You say.Rusty does as you say as Gareth orders Geodude to use Rock Polish. When they're finished, you look to Rusty."Now, you try." You say.>Roll.
Rolled 39 (1d100)>>5045666Nice trips
Rolled 63 (1d100)>>5045666
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>>5045675Cheers.>>5045699>>5045773It takes Rusty a few tries, but eventually, he does succeed in pulling off a Rock Polish."Okay, let's keep at it." You say. "Rock Polish." You order.Rusty tries again, but doesn't quite manage it this time.You keep at it for about half an hour with Gareth and Geodude and by the end of it, you're reasonably sure all Rusty needs to get Rock Polish down, is practice."Good job." You say, returning him."Lunch is ready." Holly calls, which more or less puts paid to any more training for the time being."We'll have to keep going tonight." Gareth says. "Maybe Kay O-o and Druddigon?" He suggests.>Sounds good>How about... (suggestions welcome.>I was hoping to do some meditation, actually.>Other.
>>5045847>Sounds goodHow about trying to teach them either swords dance or dragon dance?
>>5045863>>5045869>>5045874>>5045881"That sounds like a good idea." You admit.Lunch is once again excellent, thanks to Holly's cooking.She practically glows as she's roundly complimented by everyone with how much she's blushing and insisting that it was nothing, really."Don't sell yourself short." You advise. "You're a fantastic cook and you should be proud of yourself."Somehow, this makes her blush harder."You're just saying that." She protests.>No, I'm completely serious.>Self-deprecation and being humble is a good trait, but don't belittle yourself.>I might be, but what about everyone else?>Other
>>5045936>I might be, but what about everyone else?
>>5045936>Self-deprecation and being humble is a good trait, but don't belittle yourself.>If you have talent you should be proud about it.
>>5045936>Self-deprecation and being humble is a good trait, but don't belittle yourself.
>>5045950>>5045973"Self-deprecation and being humble is a good trait to have, but don't belittle yourself." You say. "You've got a talent. Be proud of it." You tell her.She squirms in embarrassment, still blushing but nods.Once you're all finished eating, you pack up again and set off.Lunch was actually interesting, from the perspective of getting to see what pokemon Jean, Judy, Kathryn and Martha have:Asides from her Alakazam, Kathryn has a Lopunny and a Lucario, along with an Absol, an Arcanine and a Vaporeon.Jean, as you expected given her interest in fossils, has a few Fossil pokemon with her. You recognise Aerodactyl, an Armaldo and Rampardos, though she also has an Inteleon, Bellossom and Salazzle as well.Martha meanwhile, has a bit of a mix: She also has a Lucario, though much like herself, it seems to be a lot more stern than Kathryn's. She also has a Medicham. That's about where her team diverges from your expectations however, as she has a Sylveon and a Dragonair, which somehow don't fit your image of her. You took her for the sort who'd go for an all-Fighting team. Rounding things out, she's also got a Rapidash and a Swanna, which is somehow a lot more cutesy than you expected.Finally, Judy's team is about what you were expecting: well-groomed, dressed up and with a very definite lean towards pokemon with a particular aesthetic: She has a Gardevoir and a Gallade, a Braviary, a Swoobat, an Altaria and a Sawsbuck.After seeing their teams, you're very glad that they have a 'six-badges or no battle' rule, because any one of them would've taken you to the cleaners.(Part 1)
>>5046016"You okay, Alex?" Judy asks as you set off. "You're looking a bit pale." She notes after you've been walking for a little bit."It's no big deal. Just thinking about how hard you'd have taken me to the cleaners if I had've battled any of you." You explain.She smiles sheepishly."Yeah, that's sort of why we made that rule." She admits. "There's no fun in just stomping all over inexperienced trainers and taking their money." She says. "You just feel like a bully. Some people do it anyway and don't care, but you can generally tell, because they're the dicks showing off you can spot a mile away." She explains."Thanks for the tip."It's starting to clear a little now. You're not sure if Martha's Dragonair had anything to do with that, but the late-autumn sun is nice, so you're not complaining.The road goes on ahead, straight and empty for a long way.You don't see another soul until mid-afternoon and in that case, it's a farmer way off in the distance herding sheep."Arceus, that's a hard job." Martha says, shaking her head."Yeah." You agree, following her gaze.You're distracted as you spot a Rufflet settling in a ghost gum not far distant and Martha follows your gaze, before looking to your arm."Got an admirer, huh?" She asks, with a note of surprise."Stalker, more like, by the looks of it." You reply."I wouldn't hold it against that Rufflet." She advises. "They normally sulk after getting beaten. That one must like you if it's following you.""If you say so." You reply dubiously.>Look for other pokemon.>Pick up the pace. Maybe you can reach the lake before dark.>Talk with someone.>Other
>>5046019>>Look for other pokemon.We still need a solid water pokemon. Mudkip would be golden.
>>5046019>Look for other pokemon.
>>5046019>Pick up the pace. Maybe you can reach the lake before dark.>>OtherWave Rufllet over before he attacks someone randomly, maybe he can be useful without being caught. " If you want to travel and train with us I have nothing against it but you have to earn your lunch. Rest on my shoulder until evening, I'll have training and work for you."We can use him as a sentry to prevent guys lake Roadblock Fuckface from sneaking into our camp to start trouble.(not so fun fact : chastity belts are popular camping gear for a reason)
Rolled 17 (1d100)>>5046119
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KalosQM we summon you.We need your cursed roll.
Rolled 79 (1d100)>>5046127>>5046067Here I am
>>5046159Saving the day.Today is opposite day i guess.
>>5046162No problem, it's my job to be a super hero
>>5046120>>5046121>>5046126>>5046159You keep an eye out for the next hour for any other pokemon.You spy a Ducklett and a Spearow a way off in the grass, along with a Sandshrew and an Alolan Geodude in amongst a jumble of rocks off on the other side of the road towards the end of it.The whole time though, Rufflet is never far out of sight, hopping from tree to tree or vantage to vantage, not even attempting to hide from you.>Go after Ducklett.>Go after Spearow.>Go after Sandshrew.>Go after Geodude.>Go after Rufflet. He's clearly committed.
>>5046904Whoops, missed a few options.>Keep walking.>Keep looking.>Other
>>5046904>Go after Rufflet. He's clearly committed.Talk him down to accompany us without being caught.
>>5046904>Keep looking.Start whistling "Don't worry be happy." to attract swablu
>>5046906>>Keep walking.>Tell Rufflet he is allowed to follow us and can try to prove himself usefull.
>>5046963Pretty much making him ours without actually catching him.Deal for now is training and food in exchange for helping us out when we ask for it.Also set rules so he doesn't randomly attack people without challenging them.
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>>5046979You sigh in defeat.You really can't help but hand it to Rufflet: He's stubborn and committed. And you've got to admire that.You wave to him and in short order, he's flapping along beside you excitedly."Huh, he really does like you." Martha observes."Aw, he's so earnest." Judy says as Rufflet beams at you."Alright, look." You say tiredly. "I'm still trying to make up my mind if I want to catch you or not, but if you're going to follow us and hang around, you might as well help out." You say. "So, if that idiot who was blocking the road comes anywhere near us again and we don't realise, you let us know."Rufflet caws and nods enthusiastically."In exchange, you don't need to stalk me, you can just stick close and eat with us and whatnot."The look Rufflet gives you is one of adoration, before he starts circling overhead."I wonder if he's had a trainer before?" Kathryn says, looking up at him."Maybe." Martha says. "He's sure got a lot more stamina than I'd expect out of a wild Rufflet.""He understood that pretty readily as well." Jean agrees."I guess that's a question for some other time." You say, though you check your pokedex and it doesn't ping Rufflet as registered to anyone.It's starting to get towards late afternoon now and a sign up ahead at a junction indicates that Lake Clarity is another hour's walk to the east."How're you doing, Holly?" You ask."Okay for now." She replies, though you get the sense she's putting on a brave face.>Look for other pokemon.>Keep walking.>Talk with someone.>Other
>>5047039>Talk with Holly "I heard trainers often look for pokemon that roost in trees. Might be a good chance to catch some. Are you in on it?" >Look for other pokemon.Check if there are any nearby trees around and have Rusty headbutt them to find pokemon.We aiming for a Swablu.
>>5047039>>Keep walking.Let's push it toward the lake; Holly can rest while we do guardian stuff with Gareth and get a Mudkip
>>5047039>Keep walking.Almost there
>>5047039>Keep walking.Keep an eye on Holly, though.
>>5047046>>5047213>>5047254>>5047371"You sure you're okay?" You press.Holly nods again."Lunch helped." She replies.You nod, accepting her answer as you continue on.It's getting dark when you reach the camp grounds and it takes you a bit to find a site that isn't occupied. Evidently, people are here for the weekend.Each campsite in the camping ground is clear and features a fire pit and a place to hook up electonics, which some people have used as an opportunity to set up big, portable lamps for their campsites, mini-fridges or other appliances.There're a few trees in the middle of the campground, but from what you can make out in the gloom, they're very carefully managed and the campsites have been placed to account for them.It feels good to be setting up camp again and once you've got your tent set up, you get the fire going in record time."Huh. You are good at this." Kathryn says, startled as you move on to helping Fie and Holly set up Fie's tent."That tent looks big enough for everyone." Judy adds, staring at it somewhat incredulously. Next to it, you abruptly realise that she's actually really short. You could probably sit her on your shoulders and carry her no problem."It'd be super-cramped. It's only supposed to be a six-man tent. And that's a theory rather than a fact." You reply as you finish with Fie's tent.>Offer to put up the others' tents. Use the opportunity to teach Holly how.>Get started on dinner.>Go try your luck fishing.>Train with Gareth.>Other
>>5047839>>Offer to put up the others' tents. Use the opportunity to teach Holly how.>Hey Holy, you prefer learn setting up tents or go on cooking duty?>Gareth, Is there some kind of Guardian shrine in the lake? Maybe you should train me a bit more?
>>5047839>Offer to put up the others' tents. Use the opportunity to teach Holly how.>Train with Gareth after that.
>>5047849Guardian shrines on the map are the caves.
>>5047878+1>>5047839>Next to it, you abruptly realise that she's actually really short. You could probably sit her on your shoulders and carry her no problem.And this is the girl Fie told us "If I REALLY wanted to see if you'd try something in 7 Minutes, I'd vote for her"? I wonder why.
>>5047980Towa makes for a pretty decent reference for what Judy looks like, except she's got darker hair.I'll update in the morning. Writing something else presently.
>>5047999For the curious: There was maintenence on the power lines yesterday, so as a result, the router reset again.
>>5047878>>5047924>>5047980"If you want, I can handle the tents." You offer. "It's a good opportunity for Holly to get some practice in." You add."That's not a half-bad idea." Martha concedes, indicating for you to go ahead as the others gravitate towards the fire to start on dinner and set things up.You spend the next ten minutes working with Holly to put the tents up. By the time you're done, you're confident she'll be able to do it herself in the future, though you make a mental note to keep tabs on her tomorrow night to make sure that she doesn't forget."You still up for some training?" You ask Gareth when you join the others around the fire."Absolutely." He confirms. "You got any ideas for what to train?" He asks.>I was thinking Dragon Dance. You?>I was thinking Dragon Claw. You?>I was thinking Iron Defense. You?>I was thinking Screech. You?>I was thinking of doing some stat training. You?>Other
>>5048441>I was thinking Dragon Dance. You?Setup sweeper memes
>>5048441>I was thinking Dragon Dance. You?I think we have a dragon type move already, anyways.
>>5048441>I was thinking Dragon Dance. You?
>>5048474>>5048563>>5048679"I was thinking Dragon Dance." You say. "You?""Hone Claws." Gareth replies. "Since Druddigon can't learn Dragon Dance.""That's reasonable." You admit. "Do the Aura Guardians have any sort of shrine or relationships with the lakes?" You ask. "Or just the major caves?""There are shrines at the lakes." Gareth confrims. "There's meant to be one on an island in the middle of the lake here." He adds. "In memory of a Guardian who spent their whole life protecting the area and the Legendaries that are supposed to call this lake home.">Huh. Might be worth checking out if we can find some way to the island.>Shame we don't have any pokemon that can surf.>OtherRoll.
Rolled 46 (1d100)>>5048680>Huh. Might be worth checking out if we can find some way to the island.Martha's Swanna might know Surf.
Rolled 75 (1d100)>>5048680>Huh. Might be worth checking out if we can find some way to the island.Maybe we can make a raft(is the roll for training?)
>>5048732Yeah, roll is for training.
Rolled 21 (1d100)>>5048680>>Huh. Might be worth checking out if we can find some way to the island.Oh, Boy, here it comes! running down the hill! the crit fail!
Rolled 7 (1d100)
>>5048754>>5048691>>5048732>>5048746"Huh. Might be worth checking out if we can find some way to the island." You say, before you both turn your attention to your respective dragons."Alright, Kay O-o, we're going to start work on Dragon Dance." You say, showing him the reference video you found. It actually reminds you a lot of Capoeira. It might be tricky to teach Kay O-o right now, but if you manage it, you think you might be able to wring some extra benefit from it, or maybe combo some other move into it.That's in the future though. For now, you've got to teach Kay O-o the base move.You keep at it for the better part of an hour while dinner cooks, going through the forms with Kay O-o. It's slow going, but by the time Holly announces that dinner is ready, you're satisfied that Kay O-o is making good progress towards learning Dragon Dance. It's making you feel energised as well. And strangely lucid and aware of your surroundings as well.Gareth and Druddigon meanwhile aren't nearly as successful. You offer input where you can and he lets you know his own observations of your own training, but by the time you pause for dinner, he and Druddigon haven't made much progress."You and Kay O-o are doing really well." Gareth says as the two of you sit down to eat. "Also, do you feel okay?" He asks.>Yeah, I'm okay.>I feel... alive.>Er... you're glowing.>Other
>>5048757>>I feel... alive.
>>5048757>"I feel lively and vigorous I tried to channel my aura in the morning while doing some light physical exercises. Might have something to do with that."
>>5048757>Yeah, I'm okay.
>>5048757>>I feel... alive.My body feels light and full of energy that i can't spend anywhere.
>>5048757>I feel... alive.https://wiki.teamfortress.com/w/images/0/04/Heavy_positivevocalization03.wav
>>5048775>>5048864>>5049334"Yeah, I'm okay." You confirm. "I just feel... alive." You reply. "Like, I'm full of energy I can't spend anywhere."Gareth tilts his head and blinks."I should think so." He says. "Your aura is blazing right now.""Really?" you ask, startled."I mean, it makes sense." Jean notes. "Dragon Dance increases the Speed and Attack of a pokemon, so if your aura is active and you were performing it that much, I guess it stands to reason that you'd see some effect from it.""You up for doing push-ups?" Fie asks. "That'd be a good way to burn that energy off."You shake your head."No, my arm is still healing." You reply as you focus on your meal and find to your complete lack of surprise that Holly's cooking remains excellent."What happened with your arm, anyway?" Martha asks curiously."Rufflet happened." You reply."Aaaah." Martha nods as the pieces fall into place for her. "That explains a lot." She admits.You practically vibrate through the whole meal and when Gareth stands up and you go to join him and Jean, he holds up a hand."I think you'll be better served with keeping going with training with Kay O-o." He says. "He can help ground you. I'm not confident I could actually help you right now." He admits.>Try meditating anyway.>Take Gareth's advice and go train with Kay O-o.>Ask Martha if she's up for doing some training.>Other
>>5049507>Take Gareth's advice and go train with Kay O-o.
>>5049507>Try meditating anyway.>>Take Gareth's advice and go train with Kay O-o.Let's try spending that aura by trying to imitate the move Protect from KayO.Otherwise practice our kicking moves.
>>5049507>Take Gareth's advice and go train with Kay O-o.Probably a good idea to burn off some of this before there's any additional effects.
>>5049613>using Protect as a human being to block bullets and Pokemon movesIncredible, let's do it
>>5049641Imagine getting ambushed with a baseball bat to the face and just shrugging it of like a immovable boulder.Practical reasons aside the reason I picked to try and learn that move is since all pokemon (except magikarp) are able to learn it we should be able to pull it off too.
>>5049514>>5049613>>5049621You nod. Gareth knows a lot more about this than you do and if he thinks that you'd be better off training more with Kay O-o right now, then that's exactly what you'll do."Hey, mind if I join you?" Martha asks as you release Kay O-o again."No, go right ahead." You reply, indicating for her to come on over.She nods and releases her Dragonair as she comes."Might as well take the opportunity to start Dragonair on Dragon Dance as well." She explains. "In exchange, we'll help you out with another move. Sound fair?" She asks.>Sure.>I was going to focus on another move instead, actually. (specify)>I was going to focus on stat training, actually. (specify)>Other.
>>5049668>>Sure.Although, I'd prefer a service... Could you surf Gareth and I to the Lake shrine?
>>5049668>SureWhat moves can you help out with?
>>5049685>>5049687>>5049704>>5049713"Sure, what moves could you help us with?" You ask.Martha shrugs."Aqua Tail, Dragon Pulse, Dragon Breath, Safeguard... It'd be more if he were a Hakamo-o, but he's not, so it can't be helped." She replies.>Help with Dragon Dance for Aqua Tail.>Help with Dragon Dance for Dragon Pulse>Help with Dragon Dance for Dragon Breath>Help with Dragon Dance for Safeguard.>Other
>>5049740>>Help with Dragon Dance for Aqua Tail.Water coverage yum.As for the breath Attacks we can probably learn them normally by first teaching Dragon Rage and moving from there.
>>5049742Jangmo-o can't learn Dragon Rage.
>>5049743Ah i forgot GameFreak decide to dump a lot of the old moves.Anyway i think we will still be able to learn it on our own since it's a move KayO learns naturally, Aqua tail on the other hand will be difficult without help.
>>5049745No, like just straight-up, the Jangmo-o line can't learn Dragon Rage.
>>5049757The second sentence was about Dragon Pulse and Dragon Breath... Sorry i wrote it in an unclear fashion.
>>5049760Ah, k. No big deal.
>>5049740>Help with Dragon Dance for Aqua Tail.
>>5049740>Help with Dragon Dance for Aqua Tail.Don't think we could pick that up anywhere else but now.
Rolled 19 (1d100)>>5049742>>5049808>>5049845>>5049987>>5050097"Dragon Dance for Aqua Tail sounds like a fair trade." You admit as you look to Kay O-o and the both of you demonstrate the steps for Martha and Dragonair."Alright, you've got yourself a deal." Martha says.>Roll.
Rolled 76 (1d100)>>5050150
Rolled 96 (1d100)>>5050150
Rolled 32 (1d100)>>5050150>They moved the dice to options now. Great im old AF apperently
>>5050171>>5050201>>5050205You keep at it for a while more, demonstrating for Martha's Dragonair.It's not long before Kay O-o is matching you step for step and soon enough, Dragonair seems to be getting the hang of it as well."You're pretty good at this." Martha admits after she's had Dragonair use Dragon Dance a few times by itself to confirm that it has indeed picked up the move to her satisfaction. "Anyway, guess it's our turn to demonstrate." She says, before indicating for you and Kay O-o to stand clear. "Dragonair, use Aqua Tail." She orders. "Nice and slow, so Kay O-o can watch." She adds.Dragonair obliges and you and Kay O-o watch as Dragonair winds up, its tail glows a deep blue, then it whips its body and tail around."It's not all that different to Dragon Tail, really." Martha notes. "So, if Kay O-o knows that, you shouldn't have too much trouble."Well, he does, so let's get started." You say, nodding.>Roll.
Rolled 66 (1d100)>>5050234
Rolled 58 (1d100)>>5050234
>>5050234>Martha is battle girlYES
Rolled 83 (1d100)>>5050234rollan
>>5050265>>5050279>>5050294For the next half hour, youhave Kay O-o practice Aqua Tail with Dragonair and under Martha's guidance.It's a half hour well spent and you manage to glean a thing or two from how she goes about teaching moves that you make note of for next time as well.Kay O-o makes rapid progress, just like Martha promised and by the time Gareth and Jean are standing up and stretching from where they've been sitting, Martha nods as Kay O-o performs his third consecutive Aqua Tail to her satisfaction."Okay, I think he's got it." She says. "Nice training with you." She says, holding up a fist in invitation as you see Fie waving you over from the entrance of your tent, clearly waiting on you.>Pleasure was all mine.>Same to you.>Other
>>5050524>Same to you.
>>5050524>>Same to you.>Go see Fie
>>5050524>>Same to you.>>Other*fistbump*Head in for the night.Seems like Fie needs to reapply the lotion.Maybe use the massaging technique we learned from Gareth (slowly and gently to not fuck up).
>>5050291sounds like someone wants a harem... good luck convincing any chick to share tho
>>5050525>>5050531>>5050535"Same to you." You reply, accepting the fist bump."You still feel like a kid on red cordial?" Martha asks."No, training must've tired me out." You reply."Well, that's good." Martha says. "We should have plenty of time to do more of this while we hike around the lake." She says. "Dragonair and Kay O-o don't have much move overlap, but we can probably figure out something if you want to do this again." She adds."Yeah..." You yawn. "Kay's not the only one of my pokemon I couldstand to train more." You add."Well, in any case, night." Martha says, waving as she heads for her tent. "Don't let Fie keep you up." She adds with a wink.She's gone before you can reply.Left with nothing else to do, you head over to your tent to where Fie is standing she ushers you in, handing you the bottle of lotion, then shrugs out of her shirt, turns away and unhooks her bra before laying down on her sleeping bag."So, how'd training go?" She asks."Really well." You reply as you squeeze a good helping of lotion into your hands and start working it into her scars, taking the opportunity to practice the massage techniques Gareth showed you a little. You're not as firm as you could be, owing to how tired you feel just now, but with how Fie sighs in contentment, it seems you're doing something right. "Kay O-o's got Dragon Dance figured out and Martha taught him Aqua Tail in exchange for helping her with Dragon Dance." You explain."I thought you two might get along." Fie admits, with a yawn.You're both quiet for a while as you work and Fie gradually grows more relaxed, to the point you think that maybe she's fallen asleep before she speaks again."If the others asked, would you do this for them?" Fie asks."Huh?" You ask, blinking as you realise you'd zoned out."Massage like this. Would you be cool doing this for Jean or Kathryn or the others?" Fie clarifies. "Not for scars or anything, just aches and pains." She adds. "They take really good care of their pokemon, but they're not always as thorough with themselves." She explains.>If they ask, sure.>What brought this on?>No, I'd prefer not to. Gareth might be, though.>Other.
>>5050635I'm not sure. If they asked i'd probably do it but i wouldn't take the initiative.They aren't the girl i'm aiming for.We can ask Gareth tho, he seems better at things related to maintaining health, probably part of the monk training.Who knows maybe he'll come out of his shell match well with one of the girls too.You seem tense today.Tell me up front if anything is wrong or if you want to try this more often.(try to hide that we are bricked)
>>5050635>>No, I'd prefer not to. Gareth might be, though.I'd prefer keeping this for you, as some kind of special thing
>>5050635>If they ask, sure. Gareth might be better for the job, though.Not sure really what to make of this, so let's leave all options open.
>>5050687>>5051219>>5051000>>5051244Next vote decides. This isn't a route lock or a lockout or anything, but it's an opportunity to get to talk with and get to know the others.
>>5051000>>5051244>>5051288"I mean, if they ask, sure." You reply. "Gareth might be better for the job though." You add, suppressing another yawn. "He knows a lot more about this sort of thing than I do." You admit. "I asked him about how to do proper massage." You add."Well, I'll let 'em know." Fie replies. "And don't sell yourself short." She adds. You get the sense she's smiling at using the turn of phrase you used on Holly earlier. "If you asked him about this, then you're a real fast learner." She adds, before sitting up.You look away with a cough.You hear her shift before she tilts your chin up so you're nose to nose."Did you ask him so you could do massage for me?" She asks. There's a hint of mischief in her eyes. She's still completely topless and you dare not look away from her eyes in case the way you look is down again. And it would seem she knows that.>Yes. I was hoping to make it a surprise.>No, I wanted to learn how to since it's come up a lot lately.>Other
>>5051350>MaaaybeDid you enjoy your massage?
>>5051361>>5051373"Maaaybe." You reply, sounding cooler and more collected than you actually are right now. "Did you enjoy your massage?" You ask.In response, Fie pushes you down and kisses you aggressively.Your brain short circuits and you freeze up until you start to go light headed from lack of oxygen and you remember to breathe.>Stay frozen.>Kiss back.>Hug her.>Panic.>Other.
>>5051406Oh man LOL>Kiss back.
>>5051406Ok, it's happening.>Kiss back>Enjoy every second of it>Find out it's all you've been wanting and waiting for since whenever and you didn't even realised that before
>>5051415>>5051461>>5051471>>5051495>Be SuperBusyQM>Repeteadly say player they are not "roadlock or anything on Fie">Be aforementionned players>"We're not roadblock with Fie. Fie is roadblocked with us"
>>5051406>Kiss back.>>Hug her.>>>Get bricked massively
>>5051406>Kiss back.Oh fuck oh fuck oh fuck
>>5051542What does "Getting bricked" mean?
>>5051705I think in context it is some weird slang for "get an erection"
>>5051705Slang for getting hard.Come on, Alex is in private with a beauty who's topless and took the initiative to kiss him.Any healthy man would have a reaction.
>>5051415>>5051461>>5051471>>5051495>>5051542>>5051544You remain frozen for a few seconds before you belatedly kiss her back and pull her closer.You've definitely never done this, but you could get used to it. It's awkward until you start getting the hang of it, then you lose track of time.A while later, Fie break's the kiss."I did indeed like my massage." She replies, smiling. "Thanks.""A-anytime." You reply, trying not to squirm as reality comes crashing back in."We should probably get some sleep." She notes. "Got a long way to go tomorrow.""Y-yeah." You agree.>Shimmy out from under her and go change.>Let her make the first move.>Just fall asleep all tangled up.>Other
>>5051965>>Just fall asleep all tangled up.Yeah.....
>>5051965>Just fall asleep all tangled up.
>>5051965>Just fall asleep all tangled up.Not like we'll do anything.
>>5051978Spooning...Will be hard to explain if anyone enters the tent tho.
>>5052046Bruh, this shit has been teased the ENTIRE quest so far. The dude AND the Chicks we are traveling with have been throwing shade our way about it.
>>5051978>>5051986>>5052045>>5052074You fall asleep to Fie's smile and comfortable weight on top of you, in a state of disbelief as to the fact that just happened.Sure, Fie's been a major tease pretty much since you met her, but with how she's been trying to push you at the others, you just chalked it up to her being her.And while she did say she drew the line at making out, the fact that she more or less threw you down to initiate it, sans top, says something rather telling about her feelings on the subject of the both of you.>Dream.>Deep sleep.>Other.
>>5052135>>5052138>>5052146>>5052147You dream. Everything is tinted warm red and you feel comfortable and safe.Only... what is this place?>A den.>A nest.>A bedroom.>A tent.>Other
>>5052235>>A bedroom.Honestly, we can't have another type of dream because of the context
>>5052243>>5052267The scene resolves itself into a bedroom."Ooh..." You find yourself looking up at Fie again. "Getting ideas, huh?" She asks, grinning and naked as the day she was born.This is obviously a dream with how she glows and with how flawless her skin is, but still. Damn. You look down and sure enough, you're in the same state.>Uh...>Wait is that *actually* you or is this a proper dream?>Hard not to.>Maybe.>Other.
>>5052289>>Wait is that *actually* you or is this a proper dream?>Are we dreaming in multiplayer right now?
>>5052292You are dreaming in multiplayer right now.
>>5052289>Wait is that *actually* you or is this a proper dream?Lewd.
>>5052289>Wait is that *actually* you or is this a proper dream?>>5052295So this is the true power of aura
>>5052295Am I getting ideas or are you the one getting ideas and dragging me in your dreams?
>>5052295For lewd stuff, its better to offsite post with either>Google Docs>Try https://write.as/Or skip it entirely and fade to black
>>5052326That's the plan. This an edge case, but since nothing's actually happening or happened yet, I figure it's alright for now.Update in the morning, by the by.
On a semi-related note:https://pastebin.com/u/SuperBusyQMBeen meaning to do this for a while, but I'll be posting stuff here for folks to reference and whatnot.And first and foremost amongst those things:https://pastebin.com/V6m9g70NAlex's 'character sheet'.
>>5052335I'd advise you to abandon pastebin, especially after what they did to lewdbins and other things that weren't even lewd or had "bad words" in them.
>>5052339First I'm hearing about this. What happened?
>>5052340Pastebin purged a lot of lewdbins and bins with bad words in them willy-nilly. This was the exact time various porn sites killed off a lot of unverified amateur stuff or not official videos, which is to say an extreme majority of all that they had going for them. Both are directly linked somehow, but I dunno how
>>5052289>>Wait is that ''actually'' you or is this a proper dream? (Try manipulate the surroundings a bit through imagination like adding a warm fireplace to the wall of the room)>>Other.''So Fie you seem to be having naughty dreams as well?''
https://textbin.net/m4r3qzcvgoRight. Textbin it is then. Their ToS seemed pretty reasonable.
>>5052292>>5052300>>5052306>>5052419"Wait, is that actually you or is this a proper dream?" You ask.Fie blinks and recoils, surprised."...I... guess it's actually me." She says, non-plussed. "Since, if this were a proper dream, I don't think you'd be asking that sort of question." She adds. "Is this something to do with that aura training?" She asks."I don't know." You admit.Now that you actually look at yourself and Fie, you notice that there's no detail around her chest or either of your groins."Sure hope you don't have a massive white blur there IRL." Fie says drily as she frowns. "Let's see if we can't change details." She suggests.You concentrate on a fireplace, in the wall, but nothing happens."Hm. Worth a shot. But what the hell?" Fie says. "If neither of us are the source of this, then who...?""Um..." You both turn and by the door, standing in a similarly conveniently and comically censored manner to yourself and Fie and blushing furiously, is Holly. "S-sorry." She stammers. "I... th-this j-just... happens sometimes." She says. "I can't do anything about it. It's why I..." She trails off.>Wait, Holly, are you a Psychic?>We kind of figured you were Sophia Palm. We didn't realise you were a Psychic though.>What's going on?>Other
>>5052926>"Wait a sec... if all three of us are here, then... are the others here too?"
>>5052926>Something's not right...>>Wake up.
>>5052926>Wait, Holly, are you a Psychic?>If we are here the others are probably too. We should look for them and Gareth especially since he should know a thing or two about this.
>>5052926>We kind of figured you were Sophia Palm. We didn't realize you were a Psychic though.Wait a sec... if all three of us are here, then... are the others here too?"
Rolled 2, 2, 3, 2 = 9 (4d4)>>5052926>Sure hope you don't have a massive white blur there IRLHehehe rolling
>>5053033Wait... What are those stats?Are we going F.A.T.A.L?
>>5053057Just some harmless screwing around.
>>5053070Yeah, of course.Still curious what it means; what's the units?Size/Girth/Stamina/Taste?
>>5053083I think it's just length in inches, but Iyou'd have to ask the anon who rolled.
>>5053096Correct.Even if you remove one of the rolls it's at least 6.
Kind of need a few more votes.Also, kind of feeling off today, so I'm going to take a break.
>>5052926>Wait, Holly, are you a Psychic?>"Wait a sec... if all three of us are here, then... are the others here too?"
Right, so Pfizer actually does suck on the second dose. Hopefully, I'll be right to update tomorrow, but at present? I'm not anywhere close to my best.
>>5054050Good luck and get well.Depend on people I guess.
>>5054050Lines up with my experiences with it the day after - hope you can power through it without further incident.
>>5052931>>5052948>>5053627"Wait, Holly, are you a Psychic?" You ask as Holly shrinks in on herself, close to tears."I don't know." She sobs."It'd make sense as to why the International Police set a Psychic investigator to look for her." Fie notes.You shake your head. You can unpack that later.Holly looks up."Wait... if you're here... are the others here too?" She wonders."I suppose we can go look..." You concede.With that, the three of you exit the bedroom out into an oppulent hallway with more doors down its length. If it wasn't for the continuing theme of red light everywhere, it'd probably look ritzy as hell. As it stands, it looks gloomy and kind of creepy."Is this your home, Holly?" Fie asks."No." She replies, shaking her head vehemently. "It's just where I used to live." She explains as she starts checking doors. She checks two, only to find them locked, then opens the third and immediately closes it again, immediately flushing a brighter red. "Let's... check somewhere else." She says, hastily heading down the halls, ignoring the other doors now.>What is it?>If this has happened before, is it a dream or a nightmare?>Other
>>5055236>Put ear close to the door Holly slammed and see what you can hear, if anything.>Try manipulating your form in the dream. You're clearly lucid here, but it might not be you in charge of things.
>>5055236>>What is it?>>If this has happened before, is it a dream or a nightmare?>>OtherHolly it seems you have no control over your ability yet right?We will need to get started on working on this when we get out.
>>5055236>If this has happened before, is it a dream or a nightmare?Anything we need to know? Watch out for?
>>5055236>>What is it?
>>5055290>>5055321You frown and go put your ear to the door curiously.You hear muttered giggling on the other side.You can take a fair guess as to what's happening on the other side and frankly, you tend to agree with Holly's suggestion."Moving on, if this has happened before, is it a dream or a nightmare?" You ask."It's..." She shakes her head. "I don't know." She admits. "Sometimes, it's like... what I wish my life was like. And sometimes, it's like every bad memory of life at home is happening all at once in here." She says."There any good way to wake up from it?" Fie asks.Holly shakes her head."I don't know." She admits in a small voice. "Arceus, I'm useless." She adds.The light seems to dim further and the hallway suddenly seems far more sinister.>No, you're not.>You just need some practice. We'll see if we can't find you a mentor who can teach you, or something. Maybe Judy's Gardevoir could teach you the basics?>Other
>>5055415>You just need some practice. We'll see if we can't find you a mentor who can teach you, or something. Maybe Judy's Gardevoir could teach you the basics?>Maybe it's aura and Gareth can help you.
>>5055415>No, you're not.>After all, you know more about this place than anyone else
>>5055450>>5055455"No, you're not." You assure. "You know more about this place than we do." You note. "You can find your way around and we can't. You got out on your own. You're a great cook.""And, you're tough." Fie adds. "You've been keeping up with us since we left Newport." She adds. "And I haven't heard so much as a request for a break, nevermind a complaint from you." She adds.The light brightens back up."R-really?" Holly asks."Really." You and Fie say together."Okay... Let's... let's go see if we can't find anyone else. Gareth and Jean seem to be..." She trails off and blushes.Fie grins evilly.You wonder if they've realised this is a dream yet or not, or if you'll all remember this in the morning.>Try to find Martha.>Try to find Kathryn.>Try to find Judy.>Explore.>Other.
>>5055514>>Try to find Kathryn.She's seemed more informed so let's try and ask her if she has an idea first.If not let's gather the others starting with Judy.
>>5055514>Try to find Kathryn.what >>5055554 said>Gareth and Jean seem to be...I wonder if we should encourage them to continue that for real while awake? Jean's the girl we played Seven Minutes with, in case anybody forgot. Went through all that trouble and apprehension to vet us thoroughly in Seven Minutes, and then immediately goes and gets railed by Gareth. Sounds realistic enough though, congrats on that QM.>"No way, you met an Aura Guardian?" Jean asks, clearly startled.>"A novice anyway. His name is Gareth. And he's the third member of our group." You explain.>"You'll have to introduce me." She says. "I've always wanted to know more about Aura, but most books on the subject are crap written by posers from the cities spouting whatever they find on the internet." She adds.And then later, near the thread's end>"You got anything going on with anyone else?" You ask.>He shakes his head.>"No. Nothing like that." Gareth replies. "The apprentice I did the aura sharing with was a friend. He and I practically grew up as brothers. Aura Guardians aren't ascetic or celibate or anything, but the sort of girls who tend to frequent Coralview City are... a bit much, you could say, for someone who's used to discipline and modesty as a matter of course." He explains awkwardly. "So, there's never been anyone. Maybe if there'd been any female novices within a year or two of me, but that's not the case.">"Well, I'll make sure to warn Fie's friends not to go overboard." You assure. "But don't stress about it. You'll meet someone eventually."Well congrats, he found that someone.>"Mostly, wait for Kathryn to come back and get caught in a 'compromising' position." You admit.>Jean nods.>"Yeah, that would work." She agrees. "She's not got the most overactive imagination in our little group, but she's been trying to hook me up."We can tell Kathryn that she has Holly to thank for what's going on in that room right now.Nice buildup and writing QM, keep it up without being overboard
>>5055514>Try to find Kathryn.Not sure how successful we'll be tracking down someone specific, but we might as well give it a shot.
>>5055618>Try to find Kathryn.
>>5055554>>5055618>>5055731>>5056144"Maybe we should try and find Kathryn?" You suggest."Didn't you just say Judy would best be able to help me?" Holly asks."No, Kathryn's pretty down-to-earth." Fie says. "She's the sort who picks apart all the reasons why movies are stupid and zeroes in on plot-holes." She adds. "If this dream gets as bad as you said, she's exactly the person we want around.""I was thinking because she seems to know a bit of everthing, but that still works." You agree."Do you know where she might gravitate to in a mansion?" Holly asks, sounding not doubtful, per se, but apprehensive."The kitchen." Fie says instantly. "Food is a hobby of hers."Holly brightens."Yeah, I think I can get us there." She says.>Roll.
Rolled 80 (1d100)>>5056161Here I come to botch the thread!
Rolled 67 (1d100)>>5056161Kathy is a foodie.Good to know for the eventual harem aspiration.
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>>5056171>>5056179>>5056180You set off.The hallway is almost at a normal level of light now and looks thoroughly mundane as Holly leads the way to a landing and down the stairs, then through a small door underneath into a large kitchen, fit for a restaurant, where, sure enough, Kathryn is cooking away, humming to herself. She's in a similar state of dress to you and the others and she stops what she's doing when you come in."Oh. Ah... are you three actually here ...?" She asks, sounding vaguely uncertain. >We're all really here.>What's cookin'?>Other
>>5056216>>We're all really here.Holly here seems to have a psychic ability that drew us all in... Fortunately the important parts are censored *cough*. Anyway we thought to gather everyone and figure a way out.>>What's cookin'?You having fun in here?
>>5056219Support.>Dreaming in multiplayer is fun.
>>5056219>>5056227"We're all really here." You confirm."Huh." Kathryn blinks. "That's weird, I've never heard of a Darkrai haunting Lake Clarity." She says, tapping her chin thoughtfully."No pokemon involvement." Fie says, forestalling Kathryn's theorycrafting. "Holly's a nascent Psychic. Or... fledgling?""Emergent." Kathryn corrects absently. "And, I guess that makes sense. Is anyone else here?" She asks."Uh... um... Jean and Gareth are, but..." Holly trails off, blushing and fidgeting.Kathryn perks up and grins."They've not realised this isn't a ah, 'normal' dream?" She guesses.Holly nods, not looking up as Kathryn does a miniature cheer."Well, I guess that kind of explains why we're all wearing clouds." She concedes after she's stopped celebrating. "If you're the originator of this dream, your perceptions and insecurities must be colouring it, but I don't really get the correlation." She admits."Is there anything you can do to help me wake up?" Holly asks anxiously.Kathryn thinks for a minute."No... not as of right now..." She admits. "Alli might look in to get Accalia or Patch to take a watch and notice what's going on, but that's going to take a while." She shrugs. "I mean, you're welcome to hang around here and cook." She says. "Or, talk. Or make out. I won't judge." She adds as Holly blushes crimson at Kathryn's bluntness."Tempting as that sounds, Holly's got some...""I... I've got some bad memories associated with this place." She says in a small voice. "Can you please come with us?" She asks.Kathryn studies Holly for a minute, then shrugs."This is a recurring nightmare for you, huh?" Kathryn asks."It can turn into one easily." Holly confirms."Yeah, I think I can help." She confirms. "You want to talk about it sometime we're awake?" She asks.Holly looks uncertain.>We probably won't remember that much when we wake up. Ball's in your court, Holly.>We all help each other out.>It's okay, you don't have to make a decision now.>Other.Also:>Go find Martha.>Go find judy.
>>5056283>>We probably won't remember that much when we wake up. Ball's in your court, Holly.>Go find Martha.>Go find judy.>Fie, let's find the other ones. Holly, you prefer to tag along or stay with Kathryn? Fie, where might they be?
>>5056179No haremfagging in here especially when it killed a quest recently
>>5056283>It's okay, you don't have to make a decision now.>Go find Martha.>Go find Judy.>Fie, let's find the other ones. Holly, you prefer to tag along or stay with Kathryn? Fie, where might they be?
>>5056283>>It's okay, you don't have to make a decision now.>Go find Martha.>Go find Judy.I and Fie are going to try and find the others and bring them back here so we can chat about a solution.Just stay chill Holly and everything will be fine.>>5056302The Harem comes only after we got the main waifu and her approval.
>>5056294>>5056305>>5056358>>5056624"You don't have to make a decision now." You assure her and she looks relieved."Right. So...who're we going to try find now?" She asks.Pick one:>Go find Martha>Go find Judy
>>5056765>Go find Judy
>>5056765>Go find JudyIs there a music hall or ballroom?
>>5056765>>Go find JudyLet's look for Judy first and then go after Martha before regathering here...If those two are done we should call them over as well.Wonder what faces they will make when they find out we are all actually really mentally in here.
>>5056766>>5056779>>5056918"Judy." You reply."Good call. At least one of her pokemon should be able to help us." Kathryn notes."Knowing her, if there's a ballroom or a big wardrobe in here, she'll be there." Fie says.Holly frowns."I... think I know where she'll be..." She says, awkwardly, before heading out of the kitchen.The lighting is flickering between dim and normal again.>Roll.
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Rolled 5 (1d100)>>5057041>>5057044Let me confirm the horrible failure
>>5057048Living up to my reputation.
>>5057044>>5057048Well. Looks like I do get to delve a little bit into Holly's home life and why she'd want to GTFO.Only question is the context...Just need one more roll.Sidenote: Anyone got any good images of an asshole in a suit?I'm default to that one prosecutor in a certain high-profile American court case right now and I feel that's a little on the nose.
>>5057065Just grab an image of Leagal Eagle...He seems like a low key scumbag who keeps up appearances.
>>5057066Nope, found someone better, so I can avoid cloning Ghetsis's fuckery completely.Instead...
Rolled 53 (1d100)Let me bring you the worst trauma roll ever
>>5057044>>5057048>>5057075Holly leads the way back down the hall to a seemingly random room and opens it, before entering cautiously, before her face goes stark white at the interior:It's a bedroom. And it'd be a very nice one if it wasn't ransacked and there wasn't presently a twelve-foot tall man in his late thirties in a grey suit presently scowling darkly in the middle of the destruction.He reaches out and grabs Holly as she stands frozen before hurling her at the opposite wall."I gave you everything, Sophia!" He thunders. "Everything! And you've got the nerve to defy me?">Yeah, no. Bigger they are, the harder they fall. Kick his ass.>Grab Holly and GTFO.>Get between this... thing...? and Holly.>Other
>>5057080>Yeah, no. Bigger they are, the harder they fall. Kick his ass.Suplex him.
>>5057080>Grab Holly and GTFO.Really don't like our chances with this one, even if it's a dream.
>>5057080>Grab Holly and GTFO.Calm her down so she doesn't cause the dream to fall apart and wake us up yet
>>5057080>>Yeah, no. Bigger they are, the harder they fall. Kick his ass.
>>5057080Id agree with kicking the dudes ass but i got a bad feeling on this one>Grab Holly and GTFO
>>5057080>Yeah, no. Bigger they are, the harder they fall. Kick his ass.>Shout at Holly: That giant isn't real Hoilly! Since you can dream of him being huge and threatening you can also dream to be too fast for him to catch or too strong to restrain!
>>5057098>>5057185>>5057296>>5057369Dream or not, this isn't flying.You rush in at the giant's back and punch it in the back of the knee, putting it off balance and drawing its attention to you. It's like punching a tree, but it seems to have had some small effect."This thing's not real, Holly. This is your dream. It doesn't have to be huge and threatening!" You say as she sits up and you duck under an attempt to grab you.>Roll, 2D100.
Rolled 100 (1d100)>>5057614
Rolled 72 (1d100)>>5057684I knew that 100 was too good to be true
>>5057689No, I asked for 2D100. So, now you're good.And don't worry. That 100 counts.
Still need two more rolls, 2D100 with each.
Rolled 40, 93 = 133 (2d100)>>5057614>>5057873Here's another two
Rolled 31, 57 = 88 (2d100)>>5057873Rolling
Rolled 100, 58 = 158 (2d100)>>5057873
>>5058155Man, whatever that first roll is for, we're killing it.
It's strange I rolled a 100...
>>5057684>>5057689>>5057877>>5057903Holly shakes her head and sits up as you side step another grab and strike back. It doesn't seem to do much, but you keep dodging and striking, falling into an easy rhythm as the giant screams something about guests and strange boys.You ignore it and keep fighting and as you do, you can feel yourself getting faster and hitting harder as the giant starts to shrink and your blows start having an appreciable effect."You've got this." Kathryn shouts from where she's helping Holly up. She's no longer white with fear and seems to be almost in awe of you right now as you start putting this 'man' on the back foot, then proceed to beat about seven different kinds of shit out of him, before shattering the apparition into motes of light with a final left hook.You hold position for a second more out of shock than anything, before Holly has sprinted across the distance between the two of you and hugged you so fiercely that if this were real, you're sure she'd have crushed the breath out of you.>Awkwardly pat her head.>Hug her back.>Other
>>5058330>Hug her back.
>>5058330>Hug her back.Gotta love them double crits
>>5058375>>5058381>>5058424You hug her back.She's not crying, but it's clear that you've had an effect on her. How exactly it'll manifest itself in the waking world remains to be seen, but it's definitely there.The room has grown brighter and rights itself before your eyes.A door creaks open to reveal a wardrobe, out of which steps Judy, accompanied by her Gardevoir."What's all the shouting about?" She asks, looking at everyone, before pausing and frowning. "Wait..."She winks out of existence.A few moments later, Kathryn follows.You don't see Holly wink out as there's the sound of the zipper working, before you're abruptly jerked back to wakefulness, along with Fie, by Judy."Sorry." She says sheepishly at Fie's disapproving look. "I'll um... I'll let you get a shirt on."In the gloom, Fie does just that as you untangle yourselves before making your way out into the pre-dawn gloom to the fire where everyone else is converging, more or less all wide awake."Sorry about that." Judy says. "So... who here's a Psychic?" She asks.>Let Holly speak for herself.>Speak up for her.>Other.
>>5058438>>Let Holly speak for herself.>Try to quietly hold hand to FIe
>>5058438>Let Holly speak for herself.
>>5058438>>Let Holly speak for herself.not a fan of harem shit. especially at such a rapid pace.
>>5058848Agreed, no harem shit please
>>5058848>>5058961Don't worry, it's not on the cards.
>>5058490>>5058608>>5058715>>5058723>>5058848"I... I am." Holly says in a small voice. "I'm sorry, I can't... that dream just...""Holly." Judy says, holding up a hand and stopping her cold. "It's okay." She assures. "No harm done. We'll just have to figure out some way to teach you some control.""How are you going to do that?" Holly asks."Easy." Judy says. "Gardevoir can teach you the basics."You feel like this is skipping a lot of details, but it's not like you really have that many other options.You could try asking Officer Winters her opinion, but there's no guarantee she'll have any better ideas."In the meantime though..." Kathryn begins. "It's a bit early, but it's not really worth going back to bed.">Yeah, good point. I'll make breakfast.>Try getting some capoeira in. That dream's got you motivated.>Try getting some training in.>Go wake up Gareth and see about doing some meditation.>Try some fishing.>Take Holly and try find some pokemon to catch. Take her mind off things.>Other.
>>5059216>>Go wake up Gareth and see about doing some meditation.
>>5059216>Try getting some capoeira in. That dream's got you motivated.
>>5059216>Go wake up Gareth and see about doing some meditationStarts as meditation, eventually becomes guy to guy talk about the dreamworld events
>Go wake up Gareth and see about doing some meditation.Have 'The talk' with him
>>5059216>Go wake up Gareth and see about doing some meditation.
>>5059218>>5059240>>5059293>>5059526"Yeah." You agree. "I'm going to wake Gareth up." You say, heading for his tent.You open his tent, then blink.His sleeping bag is empty. As is his tent."Uh...">Go check Jean's tent. >Search the area surrounding the camp.>Other
>>5059955>>Go check Jean's tent.no need to question why
>>5059955>Go check Jean's tent.Knock first. Or whatever the equivalent would be for a tent.
>>5059955>Go check Jean's tentWell I'm glad they're continuing where they left off
>>5059958>>5059959>>5060009Hesitantly, you go to Jean's tent and after a brief moment listening, you don't hear anything, so you knock on the tent flap.There's no response so, gingerly, you open it, dreading what you might see.As it happens, Jean's tent is deserted as well.>Search the area around the camp.>Go check the shower block.>Other
>>5060041>Search the area around the camp.
>>5060041>Go check the shower block.
>>5060041Can we use aura to track/sense for them?
>>5060089You can try, but it's not something you've ever consciously tried before.
>>5060089>>5060093Let's try that so
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>>5060325>>5060350>>5060389You stand up, close your eyes and take a deep breath.Aura is still new to you, but you're starting to get the hang of getting in touch with it.After a few moments, you 'look' around:Close at hand, you can see the auras of the others as they stoke the fire, get ready for breakfast, start training and in the case of Judy and Holly, start on Psychic lessons with Judy's Gardevoir.More further afield, you can make out the dim auras of other, sleeping campers, but there's no sign of Gareth and Jean.Then you look towards the toilet block and see a roiling mess of blue and yellow.The blue, you recognise as Gareth.You're not sure about the yellow, but it could be Jean.It's difficult to tell from this far what, exactly is going on over there, but you at least now know where they are.You're just letting go of the aura when you notice a variegated aura off in the same direction, but more towards the lake: It's purple and red, more like that of a pokemon than a person and steadily radiates power.>Go see what Jean and Gareth are doing.>Grab your team and see if you can't find the source of the variegated aura.>Go help with breakfast.>Get some training in. (who with)>Get some capoeira practice in.>Other
>>5060839>>Go see what Jean and Gareth are doing.
>>5060839>Grab your team and see if you can't find the source of the variegated aura.LEGEND GET!
>>5060839>Grab your team and see if you can't find the source of the variegated aura.Oooh, a plot hook.
>>5060839>Grab your team and see if you can't find the source of the variegated aura.Purple and red... Latias? Tapu Lele? Mesprit? Eternatus?
>>5060879One hit and three misses.
>>5060846>>5060856>>5060879The mystery aura has your attention.You go and retrieve your pokemon, but you're intercepted by Martha as you come back out."Where're you off to?" She asks."I just saw a strange aura by the lake." You reply."While you were looking for Jean and Gareth?" She asks."Yeah. I think they're over in the showers though." You explain."Hm." Martha says. "If it turns out to be that Legendary that's supposed to live around here, it'll wear you like a towel." She notes. "I'm coming with you."Sure." You say, shrugging.She hurries off to retrieve her team, then you both head off in the direction you saw the aura.>Keep looking through aura.>Try leaving pokemon treats out as bait.>Other
>>5060932>Keep looking through aura.That we can sense it alone should pique the legendary's interest. We should narrate what we see for Martha's sake, remembering to tell Gareth later
>>5060932>>Keep looking through aura.
>>5060932>Keep looking through aura.
Rolled 96 (1d100)>>5060974Damnit Latias get over here you dumb fighter jet dragon
Rolled 20 (1d100)>>5060974>>5060976Nice
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>>5060976>>5060981>>5060992You settle back into that meditative state and look back towards the lake shore and set out towards it.You can see that strange aura clear as day as Martha helps you skirt a couple of other campsites, bushes and trees in your path until you come to the lake shore and she stops you."There's nothing here." She says from your left as directly ahead of you, you can see the red and purple glow floating motionless in the air.You get the sense it's focused on you.>Approach the strange aura.>Stay still and wait.>Other
>>5061004>>Approach the strange aura.
>>5061004>Stay still and wait.
>>5061004>Approach the strange aura
>>5061004>Approach the strange aura.>Say "Hello there. Nice to meet you. My name is Alex."
>>5061005>>5061020>>5061028You hesitantly step towards the strange aura."What are you doing?" Martha asks as you get closer."Hello." You say, eyes still shut as you raise your hand and touch the aura. Your fingers meet soft, downy feathers."Holy shit." Martha breathes.You open your eyes and find yourself looking at a red and white flank.The strange pokemon coos at you quietly.>Keep patting.>Step back.>Invite Martha up.>Other
>>5061092>Keep pattingPet the jet dragon.>Say to Martha "Martha don't cause too much noise.This pokemon is hiding for a reason.I'll ask it if it wants to meet the others.">Check our pokedex
Rolled 18 (1d100)>>5061101>>5061138>>5061167>>5061257>>5061298You keep petting the strange pokemon as Martha fumbles for her pokedex and snaps a picture."Don't make too much noise." You advise her. "This pokemon is hiding for a reason. I'll ask if it wants to meet the others." You add.You shift your focus back to the pokemon and are almost nudged off your feet by a playful shoulder bump."I think you can take that as a yes." Martha observes.>Roll.
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>>5061447At this rate we gon get best Jet Plane Dragon to go with us on our journeys. FUCKING AWESOME!
>>5061483Or at leas have her help us with our training for a while.Would be cool to directly imitate Pokémon abilities like Levitate.
>>5061432>>5061438>>5061447You hear a grunt and a whistling.You turn, in time to see a poke ball arcing at the strange pokemon and behind it, a figure in black and green with a bloody fist emblem on its chest.Without consciously thinking, you reach out and pluck the poke ball out of the air.The figure's eyes widen behind their bandana, then they release an Oddish."Sleep powder!" They shout, pointing directly at you.>Release a pokemon, specify.>Get out of the way.>Rush them.>Other
>>5061868>Release a pokemon, specify.Sagealso the pastebin isn't public
>>5061868>Release a pokemon (Sage)This dude doesn't know about the rolls we've been getting lately, it seems
>>5061873QM switched to textbin, as someone brought up how pastebin was privating/purging stuff.https://textbin.net/m4r3qzcvgo
>>5061873>>5061879https://textbin.net/h4ts84usdbIt was also asking me for a password, so hopefully that's not going to happen this time.
>>5061873>>5061875"Go, Sage!" You say, releasing her in response.The Oddish is shuddering and wafting clouds of dust into the air towards you already.You glance behind you and the strange pokemon is gone. You don't know if its just turned invisible or has actually taken off."Dragonair, Safeguard!" Martha snaps, releasing her own pokemon as the dust overshoots Sage and starts to fill the air around the both of you, before Dragonair glows and pushes the Sleep Powder away with a shimmering dome of energy. "What the hell?" She demands angrily.The Team Green grunt doesn't reply, just releases a Morelull as well."Oddish, Growth, Morelull, Dazzling Gleam!" The grunt orders, before reaching into the bum bag they're wearing and retrieving a phone, before they begin texting furiously.>Use Scratch>Use Tail Whip>Use Ember>Use Psybeam>Other
Rolled 73 (1d100)>>5061926Whoops, forgot the roll.
>>5061926>Use PsybeamOn his phone
>>5062016>>5062023>>5062102>>5062225"Sage, Psybeam his phone!" You order."What the hell?" Martha repeats, this time to you."These are the assholes who firebombed the bar and attacked me with a bike lock." You reply as Morelull's Dazzling gleam hits Sage and Dragonair.Despite the type advantage, Dragonair is more or less fine. Sage took the hit like a champion as well, but it was pretty heavy all the same.Roll.
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Rolled 97 (1d100)>>5062537Here we go.
>>5062572NO! I WILL BECOME BEST FRENS WITH BEST JET PLANE DRAGON!
Rolled 43, 48, 95 = 186 (3d100)>>5062561>>5062563>>5062564Sage gives a yip, then fires off a beam of coruscating psychic energy which neatly catches the Team green grunt's phone out of their hand and destroys it, reducing the Grunt to swearing and staggering back."Dazzling Beam, Mega Drain!" The Grunt orders."This is ridiculous. Dragonair, Slam Morelull." Martha orders>Use Scratch>Use Tail Whip>Use Ember>Use Psybeam>Other
>>5062607Ember on Morelull. I want them down so Dragonair isn't hit supereffectively
>>5062607>>Use EmberHit the Fairy. Make it stop dazzling Gleaming at Dragonair, which can probably do very little in response.
Rolled 55 (1d100)>>5062677Rollin before i sleep, am >>5062615
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>>5062691>>5062705>>5062708"Ember on Morelull, Sage." You order as Dragonair lashes its tail and knocks Morelull into the air.Oddish moves next and hits Sage with Mega Drain, knocking her down. She struggles up and launches her Ember at the critically weak Morelull.Just before it lands though, Morelull unleashes another Dazzling Gleam and bowls Sage into the air, unconscious.Dragonair actually seems to feel this hit as well and looks rather annoyed at it."Return." You say as you recall her.>Go Volta>Go Queenie>Go Kay O-o>Go Rusty
>>5062812>Go RustySteel advantage.Also beat up the trainer on our own while we are at it.
>>5062843last time we tried that we got our ass kicked
Rolled 88, 68, 7 = 163 (3d100)>>5062843>>5062867>>5062969>>5062985>>5063001"Go, Rusty." You say as you release him."Phantump, Confuse Ray on that Dragonair." The Grunt orders. "Oddish, Mega Drain the Aron.""Dragon Pulse on Phantump, Dragonair." Martha orders.>Tackle>Harden>Metal Claw>Rock Tomb>Mud Slap>Protect
Rolled 36 (1d100)>>5063419>Metal Claw
Rolled 88 (1d100)>>5063419>Protect
Rolled 61 (1d100)>>5063441>>5063638"Rusty, Protect." You order.A shimmering barrier snaps into life around him and Mega Drain washes harmlessly off it.Dragonair meanwhile, takes Confuse Ray head on, even as it blasts Phantump with Dragon Pulse."Dragonair, shake it off and snap out of it." Martha orders."Mega Drain on Aron, Oddish." The Grunt orders.>Tackle>Harden>Metal Claw>Rock Tomb>Mud Slap>Protect
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Oddish BTFODo we get the attack boosting effect too?
>>5064608...Yeah. Yeah, I'd say so.Update in the morning when I'm less fried and more awake.
>>5064610Good luck OP and have a good rest.Everyone is drained these days.Fucking rona...I'm in Germany now and they require daily tests now or you can't work... They also don't open any test centers in normal hours when people are able to visit from or before work.
>>5064612...That sounds fucking dumb.And people bitch about Victoria's restrictions...
>>5064613Germany got a new government 2 weeks ago.The coalition are FDP ''libertarians'' , Die Grüne (Greens but extra faggy Vegans with a German Nazi flair), SPD ''social democrats''.By reading that you should know what kind of train-wreck that it is going to be.Anyway they put the law into action immediately over the weekend without any preparation knowing full well most companies closed down their own test centers this summer.Sorry for the rant OP.Have a good rest and see ya tomorrow.
>>5064552>>5064558>>5064604"Rusty, Metal Claw." You order.Oddish rushes in as Dragonair tries to clear away the Confuse Ray.Oddish is just starting to launch its Mega Drain when Rusty bounds in, little claws aglow and rakes Oddish with them, knocking it out and sending it skidding back towards the Team Green Grunt, who recalls it."Go, Houndour!" They order. "Ember!"It's at that moment however, Dragonair refocuses."Aqua Tail." Martha orders.Before Houndour has so much as inhaled, Dragonair has whipped its tail around, glowing blue and slammed Houndour back into the Team Green Grunt.They lay there, stunned for minute, then recall Houndour and stagger up, clearly ready to run.>Chase them down.>Let them go.>Go see if Jean and Gareth are okay.>Get back to camp. There might be more of them trying to attack you there.>Other
>>5065009>Get back to camp. There might be more of them trying to attack you there.Don't get carried away!
>>5065009>>Get back to camp. There might be more of them trying to attack you there.last time we chased one we got our ass beat
>>5065009>Go see if Jean and Gareth are okay.I think given how powerful the group is, the camp is fine. Interrupting these two will be much more funny
>>5065009>Go see if Jean and Gareth are okay.Better gather everyone up
>>5065009>Get back to camp. There might be more of them trying to attack you there.>If possible call the police on the way
>>5065018>>5065021>>5065187>>5065265"We should get back to camp." You say."Who was that asshole?" Martha asks. "And what's that ball you caught, anyway?" She asks.You look down at the poke ball in question and show her:It's primarily blue, with yellow stripes in a starburst pattern radiating from the activator.>You gained one Quick Ball."Huh, a Quick Ball." Martha says. "Not a bad idea, under the circumstances." She admits."As for who that asshole was, that was a member of Team Green." You say."Those vegan freaks?" Martha asks incredulously. "What the hell..." She shakes her head. "Well, if they've got an axe to grind, we better get back to camp." She says.You nod, before looking around to see, sure enough, Rufflet has followed you."Go over to the shower block and watch for Gareth and Jean." You tell him. "Make sure they don't get jumped by anyone like that guy."Rufflet caws, before fluttering off into the predawn gloom.(Part 1)
>>5065285You hurry back to the camp and hear the sounds of battle going on."Looks like they do have it out for you." Martha says, reaching for her pokedex. "Dragonair, keep watch." She orders. "I'll call the police. If there's any stragglers, this would be a good opportunity to get some experience for your team." She adds.You nod and hurry towards the fighting.You're keenly aware of Syurm and Fluffy's respective absences after how well they did in Newport, but it can't be helped. Sage might be out for the moment, but Rusty is still relatively fresh. Kay O-o and Volta meanwhile are both fully rested and have more training. You could also release Queenie and use this as an opportunity to see what she can do.>Release Rusty again.>Release Kay O-o.>Release Queenie.>Release Volta.>Don't release anyone yet. Try and get behind Team green and cut their escape.
>>5065288>Release Rusty again.>>Release Kay O-o.Both know protect.See if we can flank them.
Cornering them and catching them without Syrum is far too risky. Best take out the ones we can.Plus we have one of their pokeballs which are likely registered to them so a possible lead.
>>5065372it's most likely an empty pokeball
>>5065374Yes. But it has serial numbers and can be tracked to a buyer.
>>5065376>using Pokeball serial numbers to track down a member of the evil team>Pokeballs = gunsNow that's the power of a realistic Pokemon setting.
>>5065390Anon a bottle of yogurt can be tracked by a bar code... Why can't a pokemon ball?
>>5065390Bruh literally EVERYTHING that comes off a production line has at LEAST a barcode on it somewhere. How do you think clerks at stores scan the items for sales. The only real thing stopping ppl from tracking literally every purchase you buy is a combination of A) Laziness B) Pointlessness for 99% of itemsC) People that use cash so there isnt a CC number attached to the purchase
>>5065397Even if there isn't a credit card number attached there is store footage and facial recognition system.I'm sure pokecenters have those and as a matter of fact us trashing his phone means cops can wire his new phone on purchase and get an unknowing insider in Team Green.
>>5065399issue: we don't have any specifics on what he looks like
>>5065321>>5065335>>5065363>>5065373Okay, rattle them bones.
Rolled 28 (1d100)>>5065945
Rolled 91 (1d100)>>5065945here goes nothing
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Rolled 63 (1d100)>>5065945
>>5065954>>5065964>>5066000You skirt around the edge of the camp until you see Fie and Kathryn battling four more Team Green grunts while Judy is battling another two and looking after Holly, who is apparently having Checkers support her via the use of Reflect, Light Screen and Safeguard.Thus furnished with the location of Team Green, you creep around them, releasing Kay O-o and Rusty as you get in position.Normally, Fie and Kathryn should be steamrolling these jokers, but their usual tactic of releasing multiple pokemon is slowing things down and you can see another few Grunts hurrying over behind the present batch. You find yourself wishing that Rusty knew stealth Rock or Spikes. You could give those reinforcements one hell of a surprise if he did, before you make a not to look into it later.You've got to wonder where they all even came from and why they're here, but you assume you were a target of opportunity rather than their primary reason for coming out here.>Ambush the incoming reinforcements.>Tip the scales on the Grunts Fie and Kathryn are fighting.>Set up with Rock Polish and Dragon Dance.>Other
>>5066035>Set up with Rock Polish and Dragon Dance.If we're gonna jump them, might as well do it right
>>5066038Also let's use our aura to boost our selves with Dragon Dance too so we can swing some kicks and break their nuts.
>>5066035>Set up with Rock Polish and Dragon Dance.
>>5066038>>5066060>>5066126"Okay, Rusty I want you to use Rock Polish." You order quietly.You're confident he has the move down, but there's always the possibility you're mistaken.You have no such reservations about Kay O-o, however."And I want you to use Dragon Dance." You add.Roll. 1D100
Rolled 79 (1d100)>>5066136
Rolled 77 (1d100)>>5066136
Rolled 16 (1d100)>>5066136
Rolled 86 (1d100)>>5066136
>>5066177>>5066199>>5066374You watch Rusty closely, but you needn't have worried.Shortly, the both of them have finished and you order them to use Rock Polish and Dragon Dance respectively again twice more as the reinforcements get closer."Alright, show time." You say as the reinforcements start releasing their own pokemon:There're three of them, one of whom doesn't look like the Grunts. For one thing, he's not wearing a bandana across his face. Instead he's died his hair an offensively bright shade of green. It also looks like he tried to style it in a mohawk, but the mohawk looks like it's given up on life.He's released a Lileep, while his backup have released a Houndour and a Poochyena.It's probably a fair guess that this guy is some sort of leader within Team Green.You've got the drop on them though and with the element of surprise, you're sure you can mess these guys up.Rusty:>Tackle>Harden>Metal Claw>Rock Tomb>Mud Slap>ProtectKay O-o:TackleLeerProtectDragon TailScary FaceHeadbuttLow KickDragon DanceAqua Tail>Release someone else.>Swap to someone else.>OtherWish I could've found a caricature, but this'll have to do for a reference image.
>>5065945>Okay, rattle them bones.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZ_qJ7esLZo
>>5066660>Rusty: Rock Tomb on Houndour>Kay O-o: Low Kick on PoochyenaShame Rusty hasn't learned Rock Slide yet, we really could have come down on all of them at once.
>>5066696+1, Rock Slide comes later
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Rolled 52 (1d100)>>5066778
>>5066784>>5066796>>5066809>>5066822"Okay, Rusty, Rock Tomb on Houndour. Kay O-o, Low Kick on Poochyena." You order.The pair spring into action, Rusty launching a barrage of rocks that catches Houndour as it's bounding in from the side at Kathryn's Alakazam, while Kay O-o intercepts Poochyena, tripping it up and sending it tumbling, fetching up in a dazed heap just short of the melee with Fie and Kathryn."Come out and fight me." The neon-green haired man challenges as hinds recall their fainted pokemon. "Unless you're more cowardly than a girl." He taunts into the predawn gloom, apparently having no idea where you are for the time being.>Remain hidden and let Kay O-o and Rusty handle this.>Challenge this guy straight up.>Other
...And Textbin just gave me a prompt to remove the word 'sex' from the bio doc.Ugh.I'm not making *another* fucking account on another site, so just going to have to deal, even if I fucking hate censorship on principle.
Screw it.https://docs.google.com/document/d/15i2N08IpWqitoTJujsUMishe4PLbao1lqT-bCAmvPcE/editNew Google Account. At least I know these fuckers aren't censorious wankstains insofar as their in-house Word-equivalent is concerned.
>>5066920>Remain hidden and let Kay O-o and Rusty handle this.
>>5066920>>Remain hidden and let Kay O-o and Rusty handle this.
>>5066920>Challenge this guy straight up.Fuck hiding, we aren't a pussy
>>5066920>Remain hidden and let Kay O-o and Rusty handle this.Disrespect this faggot
>>5067302we do that and we're just going to get our ass kicked again, should get the jump on him instead
>>5066920>Remain hidden and let Kay O-o and Rusty handle this.Very tempting offer to get hit with a cheap shot or more goons once we come out, but I'll have to turn it down.
Rolled 6 (1d100)>>5067044>>5067256>>5067319>>5067376Okay, Roll 2D100
>>5067515I'm entirely okay with Team Green being composed of pure fail, but man. Even their admins suck.
Rolled 9 (1d100)>>5067515A daunting roll, to be sure.
Rolled 85 (1d100)>>5067527And I forget to read the post properly again. Still beat out a 6.
Rolled 70, 61 = 131 (2d100)>>5067515
Rolled 56, 84 = 140 (2d100)>>5067516
Rolled 76, 69 = 145 (2d100)>>5067515I'll do my best
>>5067527>>5067530>>5067549>>5067566You don't reply and let Rusty and Kay O-o handle this.The green-haired man's Lileep doesn't have a chance to move before Rusty has hit it with a Metal Claw and Kay O-o has come in and slammed into it with a Dragon Tail. It doesn't move, but with how it keels over and slams into the ground, you're pretty sure it's firmly knocked out."You cowardly bitch." The green haired man says to the surrounding area as he recalls his Lileep. Kay O-o takes the opportunity to perform another Dragon Dance and Rusty's armour shimmers as he Hardens."Go, Tropius. Whirlwind." He orders, releasing the large sauropod-esque pokemon.>Remain hidden.>Give Rusty and Kay O-o orders.>OtherRusty:>Tackle>Harden>Metal Claw>Rock Tomb>Mud Slap>ProtectKay O-o:>Tackle>Leer>Protect>Dragon Tail>Scary Face>Headbutt>Low Kick>Dragon Dance>Aqua Tail
>>5067729As an aside, Whirlwind apparently isn't effected by Protect.
>>5067729>Rock Tomb>Dragon Tail
>>5067826SupportingHey everybody, I'm back to fuck up rolls
Rolled 91 (1d100)>>5067906
>>5067947Pet Jet Dragon confirmed not simulation
Rolled 82 (1d100)>>5067915
Rolled 64 (1d100)>>5067915
>>5067947>>5067996>>5068008You can't let this one stand. If Rusty and Kay O-o get switched, you'll lose a major advantage."Rusty, Rock Tomb. Kay O-o, Dragon Tail!" You call, before you move, to find a new vantage point as they move.You don't see what happens, but you hear Tropius bellow in outrage.You duck into a bush in time to see Kay O-o slam tail-first into Tropius's chest and send it tumbling back at the Team Green boss.He swears as he recalls Tropius while another pokemon appears: a small, low-to-the ground, black and brown pokemon you don't immediately recognise.>Check your pokedex.>Let Rusty and Kay O-o handle this.>Give them orders.>Other
>>5068568>Check your pokedex.
>>5068568>Check your pokedex.>Have them both use protect for now>Use Dragon Dance on our selves to be ready to strike when the opportunity comes
>>5068568>check pokedex>KayO aqua tail>Rusty Protect
Rolled 1 (1d4)Odd>>5068832Even>>5068854
Rolled 95 (1d100)>>5068888"Rusty, Kay O-o, Protect!" You order as you reach for your pokedex to figure out what you're up against."Dig, Sandile!" The Team Green boss orders and the pokemon burrows into the ground.You bite back a curse as you check your pokedex.++Sandile. The Desert Croc pokemon.++ Your pokedex chimes. ++Sandile is small, but its legs and lower body are powerful. Pushing sand aside as it goes, Sandile moves through the desert as if it's swimming.++Well, shit. This is pretty much what it does.You start working on a Dragon Dance for yourself."Rusty, Harden again!" You order. "Kay O-o, wait until Sandile surfaces, then hit it with Aqua Tail!"You'd use Protect again, but there's no guarantee it'll work twice in a row.>Roll.
Rolled 30, 93 = 123 (2d100)>>5068891
Rolled 62, 33 = 95 (2d100)>>5068891
Rolled 39, 72 = 111 (2d100)>>5068891
Rolled 40, 61 = 101 (2d100)>>5068891
Rolled 21, 76 = 97 (2d100)>>5068891>not making it so checking the pokedex causes the loud pokedex entry sound to alert the Team Green admin to where we aremissed opportunity lmao>>5068894rolling anyway even though we got 62, 93
>>5068891>You start working on a Dragon Dance for yourself.In the bushes?>You call, before you move, to find a new vantage pointNice guerilla tactics. I guess it makes sense if we Dragon Dance as we go through the bushes to a new location
>>5068976If you had an older model, yeah.
>>5068895>>5068916>>5068930Rusty glitters as he Hardens and hunkers down, while Kay O-o's tail glows blue in preparation.Suddenly, the ground under Rusty erupts and he gives a loud bellow, louder than you'd credit such a small pokemon capable of. He's launched high into the air, then starts coming back down, you recall him as he does and you hear Sandile give a high-pitched shriek of its own as Kay O-o clubs it out of the ground, leaving a large divot as it tumbles back at its trainer, who recalls it and swaps a very battered Tropius back in, then rushes at the bush you're sheltering in."Whirlwind!" The man shouts, pointing wildly at Kay O-o>Run.>Counter-charge the Team Green boss.>Release someone in Rusty's place.>OtherKay O-o:>Tackle>Leer>Protect>Dragon Tail>Scary Face>Headbutt>Low Kick>Dragon Dance>Aqua Tail
>>5068978Cool, glad that plot hole is covered>>5068984>Counter-charge the Team Green boss.We setup a DD bitch, its over. His hair isn't green enough for him to screw the rules yet. As for moves... Aqua Tail is walled, Low Kick is walled, using Protect after Aqua Tail is doable, Dragon Tail has negative priority but Kay O-o is faster so his phase move will still go faster than Tropius'.>Dragon Tailinb4 it misses
>>5068984>>Release someone in Rusty's place.>Volta, time to shine!>Kay O-o, Headbutt Tropius!>Try to run and Kite the boss. Use the won time to trash talk: "You know you're supposed to plant vegetable in ground, not your head? It tooked roots against your brains and it shows. I'm sure you have the smoothest pebble inside now"
>>5068984>Release Volta in Rusty's place.
>>5068987+1We are fastesr now with Dragon Dance and I doubt the guy is fit in any way.Also order Volta to use Fire Fang on Tropius
>>5068984Do what Kapoera teaches stay mobile and run circles around him ready to strike him when the opportunity arises.Sweep his legs after a feint when possible. >KayO Headbut
>>5068987>>5068993>>5069093>>5069372Alright roll. 3D100
Rolled 30, 15, 43 = 88 (3d100)>>5069654
Rolled 19, 62, 17 = 98 (3d100)>>5069654
Rolled 47, 57, 100 = 204 (3d100)>>5069654
Rolled 51, 43, 43 = 137 (3d100)>>5069654
>>5069663>>5069672>>5069703"Kay O-o, Headbutt!" You order as you deftly clamber out of the bush into a Dragon Dance.You immediately feel that heady rush of energy as you release Volta."Volta, Fire Fang Tropius!" You order.She growls, then bounds at Tropius as Kay O-o knocks it off balance with a Headbutt.She leaps, grabs Tropius by the neck and knocks it over onto its side as it bellows from shock and pain, as much from the impact and Volta's needle sharp teeth as the burn its taken.It slumps over, fainted as Volta releases it."You know you're supposed to plant vegetables in ground, not your head right?" You ask as the Team Green boss, whom you identify as a few years older than you, stops cold and glares pure venom at you. "It looks like it's taken root against your brain and it shows. You've got to have the smoothest pebble brain going."The man goes nearly purple with anger and swings wildly at you.This wasn't how you intended to get a Capoeira workout in today, but it'll do.You run rings around the Team Green boss as he tries to punch or kick you and summarily fails at it as you almost literally dance around him, growing quicker and quicker as the minutes pass until Martha's Dragonair slithers in front of you and wraps the man up, effectively immobilising him."Police are on their way." Martha tells you. "That was pretty well handled." She admits. The others are all tied up as well." She adds as the man continues to struggle.She inclines her head back to the camp and you follow her as her Dragonair shuffles along after you, being met half way by Kathryn's Alakazam, which wastes no time in using Hypnosis on the hapless Team Green boss, before he's dumped with another seven of them, all neatly tied up.(Part 1)
>>5070025"What's going on?"The question is followed by Gareth and Jean, who both look to be fresh from the showers and escorted by Rufflet, who caws at you, slearly looking for approval."Good job." You acknowledge."Team Green showed up while we were getting breakfast ready." Judy explains. "And tried to ambush us." She glances at the tied up thugs. "It didn't really go well for them.""Where've you two been?" Holly asks."Just taking an early shower." Gareth replies.You get an overwhelming impression of embarrassment from both of them. You put it at 50/50 that there's more to it than just the dream."I take it you didn't make it to the showers then?" Kathryn asks, addressing you and Martha."No, we didn't." Martha confirms. "He." she gestures to you, "decided to blunder through the camp ground with his eyes shut to the lake shore." She said. "And found this." She opens her pokedex so the others can all see the photo of you petting the strange red and white pokemon.Everyone looks at you with eyes as round as coins and mouths agape."...You tracked that through aura?" Gareth asks in disbelief.>Yeah, it was kind of a weird aura. I wanted to see what was making it.>Accidentally. I was actually looking to see where you went.>Other
>>5070030>>Yeah, it was kind of a weird aura. I wanted to see what was making it.
>>5070030>Yeah, it was kind of a weird aura. I wanted to see what was making it.
>>5070030>Yeah, it was kind of a weird aura. I wanted to see what was making it.>Maybe Holly should stay out of sight of the police, wouldn't want anyone to mistake her for Sophia Palm
>>5070030>Yeah, it was kind of a weird aura. I wanted to see what was making it.We need to address that shared dreamworld soon. We need to address Gareth and Jean too
>>5070360I support hiding Holly
>>5070046>>5070084>>5070360>>5070418"Yeah, it was kind of a weird aura. I wanted to see where it was coming from." You reply.Gareth shakes his head."Good job." He manages, looking at you almost disbelievingly.You're not entirely sure why, but he doesn't seem angry, at least."Police'll be here in about twenty minutes." Martha adds."Maybe Holly should stay out of sight." You suggest."That's probably a good idea." Judy agrees. "How about we go shower?" She suggests."...Um, okay." Holly agrees.The two vanish into their tents and leave shortly thereafter to do just that.>Try and get breakfast rolling again.>See if Gareth wants to meditate.>Do some training.>Get some Capoeira training in.>Other
>>5070676>Try and get breakfast rolling again.I think we've all had enough activity for one morning.
>>5070676>>See if Gareth wants to meditate.Tease him a bit ''And here i thought my skills at womanizing were good.''Practice our aura sensing some more. We want to be able to do it eyes open.>OtherHeal up our buddies.Sage and Rusty got hit hard.
>>5070689Breakfast club team.
>>5070676>Try and get breakfast rolling again.
Rolled 3 (1d4)Odd>>5070689>>5071227>>5071696Even>>5070777>>5070957>>5070996
>>5071915Right. Sorry for the delay, had some shit to do.Update soon.
>>5072151You go to the fire and start on salvaging breakfast.It seems like Team Green attacked right as the fire was being stoked and things were just beginning to heat up, so nothing's caught or started burning yet.You set some more food going and some water on to boil for tea and coffee, then settle in to tend it all.You're joined shortly by Jean."So..." She says awkwardly. "Kathryn says there's something I ought to know.">How'd you sleep last night?>How come you and Gareth were up so early?>So, it turns out Holly is an emergent psychic.>Other
>>5072181Call her out. See >>5055618
>>5072181>So, it turns out Holly is an emergent psychic.
>>5072181>So, it turns out Holly is an emergent psychic.>>OtherShe doesn't have control over her ability yet and drew us all into her dreamspace.So uh whatever you and Gareth expirienced last night was real to some degree.
>>5072263>>5072269>>5072274>>5072284"Yeah... it turns out Holly is an emergent Psychic." You say as you put some wood on the fire. "She doesn't have any control of her abilities as of yet and she pulled us all into her dreamspace." You explain.Jean blushes crimson."So, er... whatever you and Gareth dreamt last night... that was real to a degree." You add awkwardly."Oh, Arceus..." She says, burying her face in one hand. "Did... did you and Fie, um...?" She asks."No, we figured out pretty quickly that something was up." You reply.Jean groans.>If it makes you feel any better, you probably had a lot more fun than we did.>How come you and Gareth were up before the rest of us? He sleeps like the dead most days.>...Want to talk about it?>Other
>>5072337>>...Want to talk about it?>Else, I can completely forgot about your involvment in the dream.
>>5072337>How come you and Gareth were up before the rest of us? He sleeps like the dead most days
>>5072353>>5072473>>5072514"Want to talk about it?" You ask as Jean shows no sign of collecting herself."...No." She says at last. "It's too embarrassing. And then we ran into each other at the showers."You nod sympathetically and focus on the food.>For what it's worth, I think you'd make a good couple.>What are you going to do?>Other
>>5073281>What are you going to do?We can ask Gareth about the whole shower situation later.
>>5073281>Well, you do you. I already forgot everything, but for what's it worht, Gareth is someone great.
>>5073317Supporting this. Maybe word it something like>Well, you do you. For what it's worth, Gareth is a great guy.
>>5073281>>For what it's worth, I think you'd make a good couple.Gareth is a great guy and as far as i talked with him about the topic he has nobody waiting for him so you could start with being more assertive with him.
>>5073317>>5073622>>5073664>>5073688"Well, you do you and I'll forget about it." You say."Thanks." Jean says, though she doesn't sound particularly enthused."For what it's worth though, Gareth's a great guy. And I think you'd make a cute couple." You add."You think so?" Jean asks."Yeah. He mentioned he hasn't got anyone waiting back home, so, why not give it a try?"Jean's silent in reply and you can see her blushing again, before she stands and hurries off, leaving you to focus on breakfast.It's nearly done when the police arrive, accompanied by Detective Winters."Seems like these guys really have it out for you." She notes as the eight thugs are handcuffed and packed into a divvy van."Yeah, though it seems kind of unlikely that they came all this way just for me." You note."I think you already have a pretty good idea what they're here for." Winters says knowingly.>Give her the Quick Ball.>Tell her about your encounter with the pokemon by the lake.>Mention Holly.>Say nothing.>Other
>>5074212>Tell her about your encounter with the pokemon by the lake.>Mention Holly.
>>5074212>Tell her about your encounter with the pokemon by the lake.
>>5074212>Give her the Quick Ball.I think you might get a track on one of them with this. I managed to trash his phone in the fight so he's probably going to buy a new one. If you find him in time he could prove to be an useful unwitting insider. >>Tell her about your encounter with the pokemon by the lake.I think they might have been after this pokemon (call over Martha to show the image from her Dex).>Also we have a nascent psychic in our group so we'd like to ask for training advice for her.
>>5074304>That, but without the Holly mention part
>>5074334Other than that there's a guardian shrine at the lake.
>>5074304+1 but DO NOT MENTION HOLLY
>>5074212>Tell her about your encounter with the pokemon by the lake.why bother mentioning our psychic in the first place? That will only make our Detective curious and investigate
>>5074236>>5074259>>5074304>>5074334>>5074862>>5074989"Well, there was this pokemon by the lake this morning..." You begin, before beckoning Martha over so she can show Winters the picture she took."...Huh." Winters says. "Latias would be a tempting target." She agrees."Latias?" You ask.Winters nods."The counterpart of Latios in their specific duo of Legends." She says. "They're very rarely seen, thanks to their ability to turn invisible, so practically nothing is known about them. Hence their designation of Legendary." She explains. "Capturing one would be a big bargaining chip for Team Green, nevermind Latias's strength." She adds. "How d'you know they were trying to catch it?" She asks."Because, I stopped them." You reply modestly as you fish out the Quick Ball."He's being modest. He pulled a one-eighty and caught that out of the air single-handed." Martha adds."Nice catch. We should be able to back-trace the digital serial number off this. The physical one's probably been filed, but they probably haven't jail-broken this." Winters adds."Sage also destroyed the phone of the grunt who threw this." You add. "So, if you identify them, you might be able to bug their replacement.""Probably going to need a warrant for that, but that's my problem." Winters says. "In the meantime, we've got your statements and our perps, so we'll get out of your hair.Keep up the good work with 'Holly'.You blink. Detective Winters gives you a wink over Martha's head, then turns her back and heads out of the campsite.With that, you all settle down to breakfast.Judy and Holly return not long after and once you've eaten and cleaned up, you pack up and set off for the trail around the lake.>Take your time and enjoy the sights.>Look for pokemon.>See if you can't find Latias again.>Talk with someone.>Keep an eye out for Team Green.>Other
>>5075567>>Look for pokemon.Still wishing for a Mudkip, or a Froakie.
>>5075567>Look for pokemon.Everybody loves Mudkip
>>5075567>Look for pokemon. I Herd U Liek Mudkips
>>5075567>>Look for pokemon.some kind of pokemon that can generate water will be a big help
>>5075567>Look for pokemon.
>>5075567>>Look for pokemon.acquire the mudkip
>>5075567>"Keep up the good work with 'Holly'."Ok so detective lady set us up with Holly. So we WILL be dealing with whatever her father is involved with at some point. So taking all bets on A) The dad is an evil mega-tycoon using Team Green to further his evil operations.B) The dad is a Chairman Rose type trying to steal/control Legendary Pokemon to take over the world. Team Green is unrelated, or is at best a front for this goal.C) The dad is/was using his daughter as some kind of pawn to seize control of the Government, maybe she has bullshit OP Godlike Psychic powers or something.
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>>5076478>>5076485>>5076618>>5076654>>5076663You keep an eye out for pokemon as you walk.As it happens, it's pretty lively this morning:There's the expected Magikarp leaping out of the water in the lake and you can see Clauncher in the shallows closer to the bank through the clear water, in amongst the roots of trees and fallen branches.You spy a Swablu in the branches of one and around the foot of a wild apple tree, you also see one that doesn't seem quite... right.The air is also full of the sound of Tympole chirping.>Try and catch a Magikarp.>Try and catch a Clauncher.>Try and catch the Swablu.>Try and find a Tympole.>Check out the weird apple.>Point a pokemon out to Holly.>Other
>>5076714>Point a pokemon out to Holly.See that bird one Holly? This is the one who likes to Hat on people.>Check out the weird apple.Apple pie pokemon best pokemon.
>>5076714Point a pokemon out to Holly.See that bird one Holly? This is the one who likes to Hat on people.>Try and find a Tympole.
>>5076773+1gen 8 mons are trash
>>5076714>Point out Swablu to Holly>Check out the weird apple.
>>5076714>>Check out the weird apple.
>>5076714>>Check out the weird apple.Applin is cute, I hope that's what this is
>>5076731>>5076810>>5077023>>5077272"Hey Holly, see that bird over there?" You ask, indicating the Swablu in the tree."Oh, that's a cute one." Holly says after a second as she spots it."That's a Swablu. They're the ones that like to pretend they're a hat." You say."I'm going to catch it." She says, before heading over."You see a pokemon?" Fie asks."Yeah, there's a Swablu over there." You confirm as Holly releases Checkers."Let's see how she does." Judy suggests as you all come to a halt.Holly opens well, having Checkers spook Swablu out of the tree with Fake Out, before using Safeguard.This turns out to be something of a wasted effort as Swablu retaliates with a Fury Attack. Holly counters with Swift, before pulling out another of those elegant-looking black and red poke balls and throwing it.It hits and the ball drops, before rocking once, twice, three times... then clicks.There's a moment's silence before Holly picks up the ball and returns Checker's before hurrying back towards you, eyes shining with elation."I did it!" She says as she releases both her pokemon, healing Checkers before coaxing Swablu over and tending to its injuries as well. "I'm going to call you Cotton." She says, offering it a poke treat and coaxing it onto her shoulder.You grin and congratulate her before going to check out the weird apple you noticed.>Nudge it with your foot.>Poke it with a stick.>Pick it up.>Just examine it at a short remove.>Other
>>5077596>Other>Attempt to take a bite out of it
>>5077596>>Pick it up.
>>5077596>Pick it up.
>>5077596>Poke it with a stick.
>>5077596>Pick it up.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtutLA63Cp8
>>5077596>>>Pick it up.there is no way that this could go comically wrong
>>5077596>>Pick it up.>Offer it a bite of poke food and ask for some help in catching some wild pokemon in turnWe seem to be getting along with dragon types really well huh...
>>5077790>>5077805>>5078015>>5078076>>5078180>>5078486You bend down and pick up the apple and examine it curiously.Now you get a closer look, it looks more like a Leppa Berry.This is about as far as you get with examining it before it opens up along the centerline and clamps down, hard, on your hand.>Yell and try and try get it off.>Grit your teeth and try catch it.>Release a pokemon.>Other
>>5078517>Grit your teeth and try catch it.Tenacious little thing
>>5078517>Grit your teeth and try catch it.
>>5078517>Grit your teeth and try catching it
>>5078517>>Grit your teeth and try catch it.
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>>5078959>>5079051>>5079052You hiss, grit your teeth and fumble for an empty poke ball, before tapping the tenacious little bugger that's biting you.It disappears in a flash and you hastily put the ball down before stepping back.It rocks once, twice, three times... then bursts open as the weird apple-creature snaps and hisses and leaps, trying to grab you again."Ah. Got fooled by that Applin, huh?" Kathryn asks sagely."That what it's called?" You ask as you back pedal to gain some distance."Yeah, they hollow out apples and Leppa Berries to shelter in from bird pokemon when they hatch." Kathryn explains. "You going to catch it?" She asks.>No. Let's move on and see what else we can find.>No. Do you want it, Holly?>Yeah, it's kind of adorable.>Other
>>5079097>No.>Kick the Pokemon
>>5079104why kick the dumb gen 8 mon>>5079097>No. Let's move on and see what else we can find.I hear Fappletun is pretty memey though
>>5079097>Yeah, it's kind of adorable
>>5079097>Yeah, it's kind of adorable.Now it's personal.
>>5079097>Yeah, it's kind of adorableDragon-team here we come
>>5079097>>Yeah, it's kind of adorable.
>>5079278>>5079284>>5079289>>5079325"Yeah, I think I will." You admit after a moment's thought.>Sage>Volta>Queenie>Kay O-o>Rusty>Ask Holly if she wants it.
>>5080122>QueenieType advantage and it's just an angry worm in an apple.
>>5080170>>5080270"Let's go, Queenie." You say, releasing her.She buzzes around you for a moment before spying Applin and squaring up.>Absorb>Fairy Wind>Stun Spore>Struggle Bug>Silver Wind>Sweet Scent
>>5080372Grass Types get immunity to Paralysis.
>>5080374>Oh, right. Exactly it's immunity to spore move and electric are immune to paralysis, but allright.Changing vote to "Silver Wind"
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>>5081456>>5081570>>5081596"Queenie, use Silver Wind." You order.Queenie beats her wings and sends a stream of fine, glittering dust at the Applin, which is still leaping and biting, trying to close in on you. It's sent shooting back away from you as it sneezes in the cloud of powder, propelling itself back almost to it's starting position.>Absorb>Fairy Wind>Stun Spore>Struggle Bug>Silver Wind>Sweet Scent>Throw a poke ball.>Other
Rolled 51 (1d100)>>5081691>Fairy Wind
Rolled 91 (1d100)>>5081691>Fairy Wind
Rolled 42 (1d100)>>5081691Fairy Wind
>>5081932>>5082112>>5082297"Alright, hit it again, Fairy Wind." You order as Applin uses Withdraw and clams up, for what good that does it.Queenie buzzes, before summoning up another gust that batters Applin back to the tree.It's in rough shape now.>Absorb>Fairy Wind>Stun Spore>Struggle Bug>Silver Wind>Sweet Scent>Throw a poke ball.>Other
>>5082340>>Throw a poke ball.
>>5082340>Throw a poke ball.we ballin
>>5082340>Throw a poke ball.Hopefully he's learned his lesson now.
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Rolled 15 (1d100)>>5082490>Please QM let Rippen works on leftover. Would be really nice if it did.
>>5082580I see no reason it shouldn't. By the bulbapedia entry, it seems like it was intended to.
>>5082501>>5082540>>5082566You throw a poke ball and once again, Applin disappears.The ball rocks again, once... twice... thrice... then clicks as Applin is caught."Great job, Queenie." You congratulate as you go and retrieve the ball."Not bad." Kathryn says. "What do you think you'll evolve it into?" She asks."Good question." You admit, before checking your pokedex.Both evolutions look weird as all getout, if you're honest, but since you have to pick.>Probably Appletun.>Probably Flapple.