>What is this?"The Mystery Dungeons" is a text-based role-playing game created to expand on the setting created by the spinoff series, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon (particularly Explorers of Sky). Players isekai themselves into the world and become Pokémon, going on adventures with their newfound guildmates! SFW ONLYWant to catch up on the story? Previous Threads:https://rentry.org/TMD_LHG-megasummary>I'd like to participate!Always feel free to join in to see if it will stick with you. People come and go as they please, but there are plenty of regulars, including artists and writers. Outside of the main quests hosted here on /qst/ twice a week, a majority of side quests, lore, and role play happen almost all the time on the Element!>How do I play?First, fate must decide which Pokémon you become: https://randompokemon.comSettings to Use: Generate 1, All Regions, All Types, all boxes checked (natures optional if you feel like giving your pokemon a little extra in characterization).Take a screenshot so we know you probably weren't lying—admittedly while rerolling is frowned upon (although no one has any real issue with it)—after all, it's just something you and your conscious have to deal with!Alternatively, if you're feeling much more truthful, go ahead and roll in the thread for your pokemon! (1d905). Some legendaries and mythicals have been dropped from the available roster. Assume that the box art legendaries are unavailable.>Okay, now what?Join the Element and read the sticky, it has the (almost) complete starter guide! It'll show you how to set up your character profile, create locations to play in, and record the lore of your exploits: https://matrix.to/#/#themysterydungeons:matrix.org. A majority of side quests, lore, and role play happen here! Otherwise, the two (usually) weekly sessions push the main stories along.If you feel you might need help, feel free to ask!Our next LIVE main adventures start on Tuesdays and Saturdays around 6:30PM or 9:00PM CST in this thread!Namefag as your character, with your team and level!e.g. Team Poképals Monferno LvL. 25e.g. Monferno L.25 (Mobile Scarf/Team Poképals)
>>5510217Claimed for entropy.
Another time, another place, deep underground in the Aegis Cave...It's a mess.Regice has accpeted Vee's peace offering in the form of an ice pike, but now they're just... looking at eachother, alone together in the first chamber of the mystery dungeon. What now?Charles is witnessing a venomous staredown between an enraged Theodore, the badly banged up psychic marauders in Regirock's chamber, and a storm of unown cheering Theo's violence on. Who needs their help more? Their judgment?Everyone else, is hopping into the battle between Regigigas and a mob of embittered civvie pokemon spearheaded by their old rescue, Dury the Misdreavus as a third party. It's pandemonium! Kaku and Tinto were swatted into a wall by a critical knock off for 288 Damage, Registeel has just saved Cast from a powerful earthquake, at the cost of his own health, but can't get the titan pokemon's attention, and Sable is being propositioned by the angry, homeless pokemon to aid in their opposing cause! What to do? Which party to champion? The choice is yours...LHG TURN 1Vs Shadow Sirens, Paper Mario: TTYDhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-S06rVLaDGQ&t
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>5510227>Charles side eyes Vee and Regice as he watches the Bewear fight, hoping to spot anything useful"Make a new friend, Vee?"
>>5510227"Oof, don't worry, I'm cool, that's a quad resist..."
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>5510227Theodore is mad, and despite his conscious telling him to let them go- he was not going to. The Bewear approaches the Psychic trio with steps that quake the floor and starts swinging.>Theodore used Brutal Swing!
>>5510227>Can't perfectly remember post, but I remember saving a THUNDER for when this quest resumes, will go find it shortly
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>5510227I don't have the SLIGHTEST clue what the FUCK is happening! Someone tell me what the hell happened, why are we all fighting!? Stop the fighting!>Sable wants this madness to end!
>>5510234>Brutal Swing does 129 damage!
>>5510227Vee turns to face Charles >>5510230."We're friends, yeah."He looks back at Regice. "So what's going on? Should we help the others?"
>>5510235>found it, >>5496229, rolled a 16
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>5510227Stern has no fucking clue who to help, or what's going on.So, he decides to just rush in and grab Tintoretto out of the danger zone.
>>5510227Kaku picks up his egg while we are pondering sides.
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>5510227>>5510243>>5510241>roll to try and see if the various parties can be visually picked out in the mess"Uh, I got no clue what's going on. I'm sort of entirely lost with this. Does anyone else have the faintest idea at all?" Mistral looks around the area, face scrunched up. "I need something to orient myself with..."
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>5510227Astor is late, as always, so much in fact, he can only vibe this round!
Rolled 2, 18, 5 = 25 (3d20)>>5510234>>5510237Theo's wide arc smacks all three of the defeated ruffians over. The unown swarm around him jig back and forth with a singsong chattering. His targets all gasp in pain."Urk! This isn't fair! Don't hurt us!" Alakazam cries out."...Tsk!" The mime flinches."What were we supposed to do? We thought we lost our friends in those mystery dungeons forever! And so many of us don't have homes anymore!", the Hypno hisses out. He tries to raise an arm against Theo, but can't seem to muster the strength. >>5510235Sure was a 16! The bolt snakes down from the ceiling, Instantly downing one of the Mimes trying to rally everyone! They can't mount an offense in their renewed panic. They're being assaulted by electric moves now, too?! The mob loses its turn, and Cast can feel the psychic pressure on him wane to nothing.>>5510241Stern prospects for lizards, and peels Tinto from the wall for R&R... but it's pretty chaotic. Where to go...?>>5510239Regice, ignoring Theo's theatrics, tries to nod. His head and torso are the same structure, so it comes off more as a menacing, shadowy hover over Vee before it plucks him and starts hobbling down to the lower levels.>>5510236A couple of battered and buried psychics hear Sable's confusion and, identifying with him against the ongoing battle, merely retreat to the staircase instead of continuing their assault. Plenty are still ready for battle, however...>>5510249A Mr. Mime runs past Mistral, trying to organize the combatants on his side. He points at the titan. "It's the monster that destroyed our home! Help us take him down for good!" before tumbling over on the rumbling ground.>>5510243You recall these golem pokemon being pretty obstructive to the whole 'not ending the world' adventure before, but at the same time, they seem like they've been keeping to themselves since then... do they deserve retribution?>>5510258Astor finds a neat gash in a wall to rest on while tens of civillian pokemon are tossed around by Regigigas's earthquake.
>>5510278"Hey guys! Sorry for being late, what the hell is going on?"Astor vibes along the earthquake
>>5510278the mine's a fairy, I'm certain you got a good move for them!>cast states, while preparing another thunder for next turnand, uh, please avoid harming my friends, I'll call for them to keep out of the way
>>5510278Theodore would continue the battle- but they're clearly all defeated. He huffs, annoyed by this moral quandary."What?" He asks, confused.
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>5510278This... this isn't right, I-I don't think we should be fighting... let's all calm down and think this through.>Sable wishes for peace
>>5510278>Charles is concerned for both Theo and Vee!"Ummm...Shoot...Be careful Bewear! Call out if you need help! I'm going to make sure Vee is all right!">Charles heads after Regice and Vee!
>>5510278"Hmmm, on one hand, yeah they kinda deserve this, on the other I'm of the opinion of not blaming a Pokémon for their Master's mistakes... I dunno guys, you choose this one for me!"
NPC TRUN 2The mob of Alakazam, Mr. Mime, and Hypno aretoo frazzled by Cast and Registeel's intervention to accomplish anything productive together...Not finding its attention on anyone new in particular, Regigigas fires off three more earthquakes! The shockwaves ripple off of every surface, layering over eachother and building eachothers' strength in the choas! The razed shards of ground deal 468 total damage to most combatants, knocking out a large chunk of psychics! Kaku, with his hardened hair-muscle only takes 260, while registeel spends his action tossing Castform into the air once again to protect him before taking 462 himself. He looks pretty bad, only standing with the help of a gifted cosmic power.>>5510284"W-we were beaten by a feral?!... You wouldn't understand what it's like not having a home..." The zam slumps.>>5510296Charles, Vee, and Regice skitter down past the third chamber, in which another Hypno and Alakazam are arguing about knitting. They can hear the sounds of battle raging below, before meeting a Misdreavus scurrying up the staircase...LHG TURN 2
Rolled 9 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>5510304>Charles attempts to make peace!>He waves to the pokemon"Hello there! Nice to meet you!"> +3 Friendship
Rolled 3, 19 = 22 (2d20)>>5510304"You know what, Violence for Violence is the Rule of the Beasts, death to the monarch!">Kaku attacks Regigigas with Sucker Punch and a Slap!
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>5510304>floatitng through the air cast... has no healing items for registeel!oh... boy, I'm not sure how well I can help>he does still have vials of salac powder though, by powering up registeel with one of them he can raise it's speed and hopefully get it out of the way of a hit!>Registeel's speed raised!Gigas! can you please do something which won't harm registeel in the process?>rolling persuasion.
>>5510304"I am not a feral." He huffs, and continues to wail, looking for his friends.
>>5510311(HP 607/1280)>243, 304 dmg
>>5510309>Cast, also remembers his storm brother can heal! and tries to call up to Charles!Charles, a friend needs healing down here, I could really use your help!
>>5510278Stern just skedaddles to Mistral's side, seeing that it was probably a safe spot."Hey Mistral, who're we fighting for?"
>>5510304>>5510309"My name is Charles! Pleasure to meet you. Would you happen to be friends with the other psychic types we met above?">>5510322>Charles' antennae pick up a friend in need!>He will travel deeper next turn!"That sounds like Cast!"
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>5510304>>5510309Vee enters stealth mode by hitting the crouch button next to a nearby obstacle or wall.
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>5510304"Ow! That seriously hurts!" he shouts, hopping around as if the ground was a hot potato, body jittering with the residual shockwaves. >>5510311>>5510326"Currently... ourselves! Alright, I'm with you on this Kaku... sorry, Regigigas. I can't have you trying to bring down the whole cave with us in it!" Mistral cries out, spinning up a frozen storm. "So let's chill out and rethink things!"ACTION>blizzaaaaaaaaaaaaard
>Tintoretto wakes up in a beach across the sea...>He looks at himself...>He's part Dreepy and part human...>He's a pure monster but somehow more alive then other>As soon as he looks back up again he sees multiple clones of his organs typing, clones of himself both in great condition while others are in dire need of Botox.Music: The Office - Brazilhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dvo6ChoKCF4"..medical condition we didn't know about? This is crazy, we have to call the...""...DO SOMETHING. CALL THE...""I don't know how to handle this. I feel like I'm in a nightmare and I can't wake up. My head is spinning and I can't focus on anything. I just want to curl up in a ball and cry.."*crying and screaming*"...it's only for my own good. How can writing nonsense work?">Suddenly the oceans start to pass and create a path.>Tintoretto's liver gets a call and it answers it"What? Our producer is here?">Suddenly Tintoretto starts to hear a voice beyond him.
>>5510342Stern thinks he hears the Dreepy he's holding above his head muttering something. He is slightly worried that he got a concussion.
Rolled 5, 4 = 9 (2d8)>>5510304"Helping!"Astor uses Tailwind! Rolls will have a chance to dodge next turn!
Rolled 11, 1, 7, 17, 1 = 37 (5d20)>>5510311Kaku's 1-2 combo catches the titan pokemon off guard, enough that a thin band wrapped around one of its wiry fingers slips off and flutters to the ground. A black belt...It takes 547 damage from the assault. A glare of intrigue and faint regognition graces Regigigas's many eyes.>>5510294>>5510330A hypno struggles to pull another from some rubble. "Yeah, they're supposed to keep interlopers like you and them-" He waves at the Castform flagging a healer for his sworn enemy "...outta here. You with us, or against us?" A couple pairs of eyes fall upon Charles. Technically, they aren't fighting anymore, but more because of their attention than desire...One of Mimes turns to Sable, clearly outraged. "And just- let them go?!">>5510332Vee is... undetectable! In his position, he could sabotage or assist anyone he wanted safely. Even Regice looks confused...?>>5510341The limited drafts this deep in the cave stuff Mistral's gales before they can chill to their abnormally typical immobilization. He still manages to shave off 279 health off of the titan... he looks rather livid at the resistance he's being met with...>>5510342Stern and Mistral get an oddly acute sense of where Tinto's body is hurting! But what is he dreaming of? Does he sleepmumble?>>5510352Do ghosts get concussions?>>5510353Helping! Seeing the freezing winds inspires Astor's rally for his team. Only the guild members seem to thing to catch the tailwind for their movements, though. These psychics must be novices...>>5510314Theodore enters the fray in the pit of the dungeon. He sees... Castform helping one of the golems lift themselves, the big one wreaking havoc and eyeing Kaku and Mistral, twitching with rage, and the icy one standing around and looking for... someone. Many of the violent psychics he's seen around the dungeon are trying to rally for a mass future sight against Regigigas...
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>5510362Vee has entered undetectable status, and is willing to abuse it. He takes a look around for any more sneaky means of traversal. Uneven walls that could be scaled, vines hanging from the ceiling, crawlspaces and vents, he's seen it all before, and he hopes to see it again.Sneaky.
>>5510362"Look, you're gonna have to stop trying to quake us out of living!"
Regigigas' fists curl up before swinging with surprising speed! One of his empowered angry blows comfortably whiffs on Kaku, and it isn't close. Do his other drain punches catch him or Mistral? All will be revealed with... their actions and rolls next turn.Registeel, hardly recognizing Castform's suggestion with all the damage he's taken, lumbers over to a group of distracted Mr Mime before Bulldozing through the group with a heavy slam. It only KOes one of them, but now everyone's attention is on him.The rest of the psychics... still can't get it going!LHG TURN 3>>5510364Vee sees a couple tightly packed chips in the wall one could easily scale and perform nefarious wall/ceiling things with.
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>5510368>THUNDER! on one of the remaining psychics. hopefully charles can heal registeel soon!
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>5510368"Ha! Get your eyes checked!" Kaku Bulks Up once and Slaps the titan, again!
Rolled 16 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>5510362>Charles holds up his hands in mock surrender"I am with neither. And Both!">He clarifies, clear as mud!"Now I do apologize for cutting and running but...">Charles dashes over to Cast! He uses he goo to help him slide by the not-enemy pokemon!>Roll to evade if needed+ 2 Goo
>>5510368Citrine uses Wide Guard, a protective shield going up to protect... everyone... at once? "Okay, okay, guys, let's all just calm it down a little, yeah? Think about it for a minute?"
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>5510368Look, if we can just all calm down for a minute, I'm sure we can all end up happy. Just, just hold on, would you?>Sable tries to make peaceful gestures to RegigigasLord Regigigas! I mean you no harm!
"I mean to harm!" Says Kaku, peacefully.
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>5510368Theodore stares at Regigigas. Although its impossible to tell, he is in awe of the legendary titan. He lets out another wail, but this one is a series of quick wails more akin to beeps and droning. He's trying to speak with him and understand what's going on!
Rolled 20, 11, 19 = 50 (3d20)>>5510368ACTION>triple axeeeeeeeeelMistral attempts to kick his way out of the giant fist's incoming attack and land on the exposed arm. "Hah! Now I'm going to do that thing where they run up a significantly larger creature's limb to get to their weak spot!">>5510376"We're getting caught in the crossfire... and, uh, I'm not keen on getting pushed around anymore. To arms! Or legs! Or whatever appendages you use for battling!">>5510380"I'd like to also have a word with the other Pokemon here when we're done or fainted."
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>5510368Spider-Vee time.Vee hooks his paws (claws?) into the wall and tries to scale it sneakily. He does whatever a Vee can.
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>5510379"Yeah, what the gremlin said!"Astor also does a peace dance
>>5510362>The voice starts to speak."They are sensing where you are hurt.">Tintoretto replies asking who they are."We call myself the Guildmaster, We choose your fate.">Tintoretto pictures a hand pointing upwards.>Tintoretto looks down to inspect himself.>He is a revolting abomination, a grotesque fusion of human and aquatic horrors. His skin is a nauseating shade of green, resembling the eerie luminescence of a supernatural entity. His eyes are sunken and empty, set in a twisted and deformed body that seems to have been sculpted from clay by a mad and demonic artist. His arms and legs are elongated and end in razor-sharp claws that seem to glimmer in the dim light. His mouth is a jagged, tooth-filled gash, capable of easily ripping through flesh.>The forciably imagined finger points downward.>Tintoretto is now his normal self.>Behind Tintoretto, a clone of himself appears"Can you please send me back to reality? I have spent far too long lost in the realm of the pocket monster and been forced to watch the shadow of myself puppeteer me for too long and I long to return to the tangible world. The beauty and complexity of the human experience is calling to me, and I can no longer resist its call.">Tintoretto turns to himself."WHOOOOOOOOOO areth you?">His clone? Doubleganger? Sneers at him."You.">The Guildmaster chuckles."That would be too much of an ask..."
>>5510362"Hm, you know what? I think we should get Regirock over here! Maybe that'll help...?"Stern puts down Tintoretto and rushes on over to the Rock Chamber, as fast as he can.
>>5510371Castform drops another spear of lightning down on an unsuspecting Hypno trying to focus a future sight on Regigigas! Pokemon nearby have taken the hint and are fleeing in fear from the terrible might of the orb tower! They've been disengaged from the battle with the golems.>>5510379>>5510375Charles, whether intentionally or unintentionally, makes a barrier of himself between Registeel on his last legs and the rest of the mob. One of them cries out to the gemlin, "And let him squash us? He's laying waste to us as we speak!" At this point, everyone not unconscious or fleeing is offering him and Sable their attention. Meanwhile, Kaku completely ignores the windfall on his back. Instead, he plants his feet in the destroyed ground, taking a wide stance while his hair tendrils curl tighter and tighter upon themselves until he's as taut as a garrot wire. Instead of dodging, he catches Gigas' gargantuan fist all by his lonesome! the force of the blow kicks all the rubble around him into the air as he absorbs a pitiable 79 damage. A second wind from landing drain punch revitalizes the titan pokemon for 39 points, before Kaku rears up and slams the limb down into the ground for 356 damage!>>5510376Citrine gives his signature ground-stomp right as Gigas goes to dig his hands into the floor for another earthquake. The shockwaves cancel eachother out, exactly as they did in their first battle, but... an enraged Alakazam is now yelling right into his side. "What is there to think about?!">>5510386Mistral, meanwhile, uses Astor's gusts as a springboard to launch himself into the oncoming fist! The force of his graceful landing allows him to step up the appendage with a kick instead of getting punched, and Mistral takes advantage of the overextension to leap straight up to Gigas' face for two more spinning kicks! The pokemon's full seething attention is on Mistral and Kaku for its thwarted attacks, before...>>5510379>>5510382Something in Sable's arm waving registers. It's one of the only pokemon Regigigas has ever seen more than twice now, in recent memory. And he's not attacking? And the Bewear, it speaks in intelligible code, no translation needed on the giant's end! Regigigas spares a moment to observe rather than continue fighting for Sable, and exposits in his odd native signal tones for Theo.>>5510388Astor does a mesmerizing jig that ends the tramplings and rushes to get up the only staircase up and out of the lowest chamber... or maybe odd is a better word. He's saved approximately 31 pokemon toes and four fallen pokemons' backs in stopping them.>>5510387Vee is... right up to the ceiling! He could probably reach one of the stalagmites hanging above from here, or even land on Regigigas's head if he wanted. What's the plan?>>5510392Stern retreats to the uppermost chamber, finding himself a very angry and beat up Regirock and a swarm of unown bearing down on a trembling Misdreavus...
Rolled 12 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>5510410>Letting his medical instincts take over, Charles performs a Life Dew concert for Registeel!"Come on big guy, up you go!">Charles used Life Dew on Registeel!>Roll for song> +5 Melody Pin
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>5510410"Remember, each save is a hundred coins to be paid after we finish!"Astor keeps trying to save random pokemon for monetary rewards
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>5510410>>5510413>Cast is watching the psychics fleealright, think they figured out to get outta here. thank you charles for helping heal after that fight! ...honestly I'm not sure registeel could hold out too much longer.>Cast starts checking around to help get the retreating mons out of the main chamber, deploying sun to act as a "lighthouse" to the exit for them
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>5510410Vee tries to approach one of the stalagmites, but also keeps his options open. He's unsure of what he wants to do. Would attacking Gigas make Regice mad? Hmm.He is one careful Eevee.
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>5510410He asks in beeps and boops, whines and groans what is happening? Why the hostility?
>>5510410"Hey, Regirock, how about you go help calm things with Regigas instead of doing this?"Stern kind of inches towards the Misdreavus in a defend-ey kind of way. Roll for diplomacy!
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>5510420
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>5510410Lord Regigigas, I ask you and your kin to spare these Pokémon. They attack you only from grief and sorrow for their town. I wish for this fight to end peacefully, in the name of the Lord Arceus!>Sable uses faith!
>>5510410"Like... not fighting??" Citrine answers the Alakazam. "'Mons are getting hurt! We can stop just fine! See??" Citrine says, indicating Regigigas stopping to consider his teammates. He maintains his Wide Guard.
Rolled 9, 11 = 20 (2d20)>>5510410"Whew! Today really isn't your lucky day! Or maybe I've gotten way stronger!">Kaku repeats his Sucker Punch Slap Combo for lots of damage!
>>5510413The glowing fluid bounces in waves to Charles' movements, slowly approaching and washing overRegisteel's body. His body is restored with vague juice power for the second time tonight...He bows briefly and picks Charles up, setting him on his head next to Castform.>>5510415>>5510416The most scared of them continue to flee, a few of the attackers somehow dense enough to net Astor 500P in offerings. The majority of them are too enraged and vindictive to simply give up on this hopeless battle, and wait on Sable and Charles with baited breath.>>5510419Translated through an ancient, older than humanity equivalent for the real world's morse code, Theo hears in low rumbling beeps, "ORDERS RECEIVED FOR RETURN TO INDEFINITE SLUMBER. ROUTINE DISRUPTED BY: HOSTILE INTRUDERS. THEY SEEK: OUR DESTRUCTION. ENGAGING COMBAT ROUTINES FOR SELF DEFENSE." it exposits, coldly and without emotion. Is that just how it is, or does Regigigas feelings on its assault?>>5510420>>5510421Regirock doesn't look like it's about to attack anymore, but it also doesn't look at all hospitable. It beeps at you a couple times.The Misdreavus, on the other hand is shaking in place all the same. "No-nonononono... please...">>5510423Sable's requests don't resonate with the giant until Arceus's name is dropped. It takes a renewed interest, finally leaning back, if still warily eyeing Kaku and Mistral.>>5510425Another Mr. Mime pipes up. "Do you think it should just walk off after upending a whole community? Nary a hitch?"
>>5510444>302, 364 dmg>528 hp
>>5510446>Cast is now watching Sable talk to gigas>Sable's always been the best of the group for legendary talk, maybe he can find a happy resolution?>...wait a second, wouldn't gigas being able to fix treasure town back up be enough for forgiveness?
>>5510390I'll have to ask for your forgiveness, and thanks for indulging me. I do like to tow the line a little before giving folks what they want. Builds character, I say.But you've waited long enough. Is this what you want?
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>5510410>>5510446>suplex regigigasMistral, now on Regigigas' head, is unsure what to do. "I didn't actually think I would make it this far. Uh... ruuules of natuure?" he weakly says, attempting to flip the titan.
>>5510446"I don't think any of these things really pay attention to anything other than their objectives. We've encountered them before, but really. I don't think you should keep fighting and put everyone you're with at risk..."Citrine still has 3 PP, so he keeps the Wide Guard going!
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>5510446My lord, let them return to their homes, they do not know of your purpose, nor of the Lord's previous plan. Forgive them, so they may live to forgive. No blood needs to be shed today.>Sable turns to the othersLet there be peace! Enough have suffered from a plan aborted, our next chapter is beginning, return home with peace in your hearts and your heads held high! Now is not the time for wrath, but reconstruction!>You'd think Sable went to preacher's school rather than college right about now.
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>5510446Vee decides to drop onto Regigigas, for no particular reason other than it would be cool.He'll get to it when he gets there.
>>5510446"Uhm... If they feel regret and want to leave, maybe you can let them go?"Stern is on the edge, hoping that what Regirock said something that was vaguely answered by what he said.
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>5510446"DOWN WITH THE TIRANNY!" Kaku extends his arms as far as he can, and pulls Gigas legs from under him!>+4 Hairbending
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>5510446"Fire sale! Get yourself and a loved one saved for just 300 coins!"Astor keeps on """helping"""
>>5510456Mistral attempts to tug at the top of the giant's head in attempt to lift using itself as his leverage on the ground. Like a Mario 2 character. On a creature quite possibly an order of magnitude larger and heavier than him.Mistral suplexes an armful of moss growing off the titan about three feet back.>>5510463Vee falls, stomping the moss once Mistral is done with it. Had we character classes, the two of them might receive "Moss Dissenter".>>5510462Regigigas sits in silence for a deathly quiet minute before turning to the crowd glaring into him. It gives a couple loud, untranslated beeps before. ".........LEAVE NOW AND SURVIVE."The crowd of not-explorers doesn't sound pleased at all, whether by their failure or their complete lack of agency between the guild and the golems. They're looking a little less convinced...>>5510460"It's not fair. It's not fair!" Many of them grumble.>>5510447The titan flinches back from the boosted cracks at it, almost throwing Mistral and Vee off its head. It gives a substitute roar at him in the form of a cacophony of beeps and buzzing. If it were the end of the turn, he'd certainly have started laying into you by now!>>5510451Perhaps...wait, how does Regigigas leave this chamber?>>5510470You already spent your turn, buster >:(>>5510467Regirock turns to the frightened assailants to frightened assailants in the corner of the room, and the quivering Misdreavus in front of it. Even its strangely resilient surface has received nicks and scratches from all the punishment it's taken, but they aren't threats anymore... Regirock bows and steps back.
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>5510484Theodore does a beep boop and nods before leaving.
>>5510484"Ahh, what a great compromise, where nobody is happy with it. Another job well done!"
>>5510484Hold on a second.>I float up to look at regigigasSir GIgas, how... exactly do you leave this area? just... curious, I had an idea which could help these pokemon be... not so angry, and prevent future attacks in turn.
>>5510484"Mossy."Vee is mossy.
Rolled 15 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>5510484>a bit of theatrics for the crowd (+2 Performing)Mistral clings on using the same patch of moss. Looking down at the frustrated Regigigas, he whispers. "Hey, do you think you can play along?" He clears his throat. "See? I have conquered the great titan and asserted dominance by ripping off an inconsequential piece of moss from its head to show that I could do great damage if I revealed a greater amount of hidden power!""In your place, I have avenged Treasure Town! Well, not really, we accomplished nothing but fighting but that's sort... er, uh, go home we won!" Mistral quickly concludes, waving to the crowd to disperse them.
>>5510484>Sable claps his hands togetherAlright! Well, you heard him, let's get the fuck outta here. As in, right now.Bye Regigigas! I hope the next time I see you you're in a friendly mood!>>5510497Actually, yeah, how do you get outta here?
>>5510500"You won't see him again." Theodore says. "He intends to sleep indefinitely."He helps to herd the crowd away from the titan, wailing and mewling.
>>5510498Vee's HP are mossed out. A high clinking can be heard from the ground. It's Regice, clapping. >>5510503>>5510500>>5510497A few beeps, and then, "LORD: ARCEUS DEPLOYS US VIA TELEPORTATION."...That's it?"I AM ONLY DEPLOYED FOR DIRE EMERGENCIES FOR THE FATES OF MANY. IT WOULD IMPLY GOOD FORTUNE IF NOBODY SAW ME AGAIN.">>5510499Regigigas does seem to have an impression of your desire, but... ".........I HAVE BEEN TERMINATED. OWW."Stellar.>>5510496They aren't happy, that's for certain, but it beats being buried halfway into the ground or being nicked to death by psychic curses. One might argue the 'well done' part, though. The band of marauders pick up their wounded and KOed, and with no small amount of salt, grumpily make their way out of the pit of hazards. The Misdreavus leading the gang, is happily among the first out, fleeing with embarassment into the woods upon seeing the look and state of her crew.
>>5510522"Thanks Regice, I can always count on you."They go way back.Vee simply rests in the moss, feeling accomplished. "This is nice."Salad.
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>5510522huh, that puts a damper on things, I was hoping it'd be possible to repair relations by repairin treasure town, but that'd require a HUGE amount of psychic power to pull it off without arceus...>there is one singular cog turning in Cast's head.
>>5510522Okay! Bye forever!>to the othersOkay seriously let's get the fuck out of here.
Combat end. 130XP to all combatants.>>5510528That is one more cog than is turning in registeel's head, who is merely wondering where his 1st hat went.>>5510529The Guild takes their leave, farewells both uplifting for ex-enemies and awkward for anticlimaxes.>>5510527Shouldn't it be mosseon if you have to touch a mossy rock?50 XP and 500P to all participants. Next session'll (tentatively) be on Saturday the 31st. Maybe. New Years is a busy night.
>>5510531Mosseon is real in our hearts.
Rolled 837 (1d905)>>5510217Sorry if this is done wrong, just wanna roll for future participation:
Rolled 690 (1d905)Hm. Im assuming that the newer gen 9 pokemon arent available since a mystery dungeon game doesnt feature any yet. But just for the sake of following OP:
>>5513169Oh shit, literally me.
Nestled within the valley north of the guild and split by the river lies a town named New Hope. A young, vibrant settlement built from cut, etched stone and draped in lush greenery. The only appropriate comparison was Lively Town far off in the Water Continent. The guild had an intimidate relationship with the town as one of their members had helped built it, and for that reason they were first to be called upon for assistance.They had been tasked by the current leader of the town, Simon the Sandslash, to investigate the hidden tunnels underneath New Hope that had become a hub for crime and anything shady, and capture a group of bandits rumored to have moved in.But first they would need a guide- two guides actually. Simon had been mindful enough to provide the guild with 'mon familiar with the maze-like layout of the Underground to assist them. Now stepping onto the main entrance of the Underground, Fissure Street, they'd just need to find them.The party stands at the entrance of a peculiar street, familiar to most but transformed now. It felt as if they had stepped into a different town with how the atmosphere became a few shades darker and the sudden concentration of dark, rock, and group types roaming the street. True to its name, the space was split in half by a huge fissure in the middle. Peering inside they could see levels cut into the sides and various shops, restaraunts, and more carved into its sides.What do you do now?> Look for the guides Simon sent. They must be here somewhere. (Requires Roll.)> Look at the shops and stands scattered on the surface. You think you see a. . . hot dog stand?> Look at the Araquanid and Galvantuala hiding on top of some of the roofs.
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>5514160Vee takes a passing glance at the two spiders, but turns away to look elsewhere."Huh." They seem familiar to Vee, but are different. Not the same ones he knows. It's actually one of the first few times this has happened, surprisingly.> Look for the guides Simon sent. They must be here somewhere. (Requires Roll.)"Now where are those guides..?"
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>5514160>Look for the guides Simon sent. They must be here somewhere. (Requires Roll.)Hopefully there's nothing too dangerous down there... wonder if I'll still change forms underground
Rolled 5 (1d6)>>5514160Rolling to spawn(Fissure Street)
>>5514160> Look at the shops and stands scattered on the surface. You think you see a. . . hot dog stand?"Clearly the hot dog stand must be where we need to meet," Mistral says, moving over to investigate. They're probably not actually there, but he's genuinely curious as to why this would exist. He stands in front of the stand. "Hello. What do you, uh, sell here?"
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>5514160Citrine looks around at the surroundings, simply situating himself. "Been a bit since I've been 'round here." he says to no one in particular. "Did he say who we're looking for...?">Look for the guides Simon sent.
>>5514160> Look at the shops and stands scattered on the surface. You think you see a. . . hot dog stand?"Huh... What are these made of?"
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>5514160> Look at the shops and stands scattered on the surface. You think you see a. . . hot dog stand?Bind decides he can probably find his way around, guide or no. Surely they have time to take in some of the atmosphere? "Why, hello there! Yes, I would like one of your finest... things."
>>5514160Stern is speed walking to the hot dog stand.
why did I roll? your guess is as good as mine.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KldpbexGcUg>>5514182>>5514186>>5514187>>5514188The party's mission to find the guide is immediately derailed when Mistral's eyes land on what looked like a hot dog stand just. . . standing there on the street. The bizarre sight soon catches the attention of the rest as they move towards the oddity.At the stand, a Scrafty casually rolled sasuages over a sizzling stone stove and toasting buns off the side, but he's brought of his cooking flow by the sudden crowd in front of him. He cracks a lazy smile and continues to cook.>>5514182The Scrafty chuckles, motioning to the stove with a pair of tongs. "Can't ya' see? Or maybe you're not from 'round here, these are sausage sandwhiches. Tastiest meal you'll ever have.">>5514186"Hm? Oh, family secret, but mostly berries 'n stuff like that." He answers, setting aside from ready sasuages.>>5514187The Scrafty stops. Slowly, he turns to Bind with a look of indignation and coldly states-"These ain't things, fluffy ears. Now, if ya' want one, it's 100P. If ya' don't then bounce off.">>5514167>>5514185>>5514173Meanwhile, Castform, Citrine, and Vee are left behind, left untempted by the promise of food- mostly because two of them lack stomaches- they go ahead to search for their guides. In that moment they realize that Simon could've left them a description or something, but he didn't. At the very least they can assume that the two must be in a pair. The trio begin to trudge through the crowd, Citrine has a hard time moving without smashing any toes and Vee has a hard time not being stepped on. Only castform is free to survey the crowd from the sky. . . and he spots a perculiar pair seemingly asking others for-Whack! Suddenly from every side Cast is pelted with rocks, slung furiously from the archanids hiding on the roofs! He falls into a bucket of water!>>5514167Inbetween all of the foot traffic, Vee hears something."OI! ARE YOU 'BIND'?! I'M LOOKING FER A 'BIND'! NO? THEN BUGGER OFF!" He hears something shout incoherently followed by a meek whisper. "h-hey, maybe we should back to the entrance?""BUT WE WAS JUST THERE BRUV! WHY WOULD THEY SHOW UP NOW?!"
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>5514246>Cast has landed in the water.>and immediately sets sun, floating back up with a fire typing fucking pissed at the bugswhat the hell was that for! I was just minding my own business and you bastards assaulted me for no good reason!
>>5514246"I'll take three! And thanks!" Seems he only heard fluffy as a compliment, holding his ear. He offers up 300P in coins, ready to taste Fissure Street's unique offerings.He wanders off towards the noise once he has his 'whiches.
>>5514246"Big words, but does your cooking back them up?" >Kaku hands over 200P for two sausage sandwiches!
>>5514246"Obviously I'm not from here, alas, I am a visitor from the deep reaches of Ultra Space, a residence of the last city of light, Ultra Megalopolis," Mistral explains, most likely lying. "But, uh, yeah, I'm good. I already ate. I just wanted to see what this was."He leaves to go reunite with the others.
>>5514246Citrine uses Wide Guard to give himself some space and prevent anyone from getting their toes stepped on, but his gaze snaps to Castform as the orb is assaulted. "What in the world's going on?! Who did that??"
>>5514266Someone up high! looks to be a bunch of bug types!
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>5514246Vee's ear twitches, hearing the conversation about 'Bind.'He diligently follows the source of the voice, trying his best to make it by the crowds without getting his tail stepped on. Vee has entered investigation mode! Find the source of the voice!
>>5514251>>5514252The Scrafty nods and takes their money before preparing their plates in a dash with condiments and everything. Taking a bite- it tastes delicious! Juicy and savory, although the texture is. . . off in a way you can't describe.>>5514188Scrafty glances at Stern and hands him a sausage sandwich. "Ya' look hungry, c'mon back next time with some cash.">>5514251>>5514252>>5514261The group reunites with Citrine who is practically plowing through the crowds now that he now longer has to fret over stepping on anyone's toes- although a few have swung at his Wide Guard for no reason. Perhaps they see it as a challenge? Either way, everyone has returned to the bedrock of the team.>>5514268Cast has become the sun itself. Many in the crowd flinch at the sudden brightness and shuffle off down a level where its darker. The Araquanid and Galvatula however are briefly blinded, they turn away, visibly tensed and glancing at each other as if to ask if this a battle that they really want to fight? With a shake form the Araquanid, the answer is no.It lets out an angry click from its mandibles. "Your business is not welcome here. This is Dark Web territory," it warns, scurrying away with its partner into the safety of an alley way.>>5514272Despite his quick moves and superb hearing, the voices are growing distant, far away. How are they moving so fast aren't they slowed by the crowd too? Maybe they're just small. Another clue for Vee if he doesn't lose them.
>>5514288"Have we found them yet?"
Rolled 3 (1d20)"Ooh, fast track!" Bind follows the parting crowd, only to find Citrine at the front. There's too much visual stimuli to get one's bearings, so instead Bind tries focusing his hearing on anything of note..."Here Citrine, this way!... I think.
>>5514288>Cast returns to the groupwell, I think I know who we're dealing with now. Good news citrine, you're gonna be really helpful here.>cast's now pre-occupied by getting dirt and dust off the vane so has taken to being in orbit of citrine.
>>5514288*chew* "What a beautiful day." *chew*"Anyone wants a 'sausage sandwich'?"
>>5514288>>5514294>>5514299Citrine walks up to Bind while conversing with Cast. "Oh, I am? Good, but. uh... I... think we still need to find those guides. What do we need to do, send up a signal flare??"
>>5514305roof bugs said something about dark web territory, presuming lots of bug types along that line. rock beats bug.honestly, I'm not sure, I'd presumed the guides would know who they're guiding, and, well. it'd be easy for them tot find us considering you're hard to miss.
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>5514288Vee is not small enough. How sad. That means he has to be bigger! He tries to climb up some of the larger Pokémon to get a better view and easier time traversing.
>>5514288Astor is there!
Rolled 16 + 2 (1d20 + 2)"I'll try grabbing their attention, just in case they're around here- uh, sorry in advance. Bind hops up onto Citrine and begins juggling his 'whiches... All two of them. Surely such a display would grab everyone's attention?
>>5514291>>5514294>>5514296>>5514299>>5514302>>5514305>>5514309>>5514311>>5514313>>5514314With the group reunited save for Vee, their brave and genius guildmaster. . . pick a direction at random to investigate! With Citrine's wonderful Wonder Guard there's no issue of bumping into one- or anyone groping Mistral's tails are a few houndoor try to. Kaku is outside the shielding, but his swagger and menacing aura gathers him envious looks of respect. It feels like home!But despite their easy stroll around the place, there's no guides to be seen. That's when Bind gets a bright idea! He'll just attract their attention with food! He climbs on top of Citrine, waving the sandwiches for all to see!. . . It gathers many weird glances at the eccentric display, but Bind feels something crawl his back onto his head, Vee! With their observational powers combined. . . They make Captain Vee! And they finally spot a strange duo running around, a galarian zigzagoon and a ralts."OI! LOOK BRUV! IT'S SOME OF 'EM DELISH 'WHICHES!" The zigzagoon yells, it sounds so raspy and deep that it couldn't belong to a 'mon so small."h-hey, i think that's the lopunny we're looking for zig-" the ralts tries to interject but is cut off."'IM?! HE DON'T LOOK LIKE NO GUILDLEADER! LET'S GO ASK!" The two are quickly approaching, the zigzagoon speaks like a football hooligan and the ralts speaks like a shy kid.
>>5514343"Weird." Vee comments quietly at the odd behavior of the Zigzagoon.
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>5514345"Maybe he's dumb"Astor vibes
>>5514343"Hmm, are those our guides?" *chew* "I don't know what I expected."
>>5514343>>5514345>>5514354Mistral raises a paw to cover his mouth and subtly angles himself toward Vee. "Why do I expect them to suddenly cheer about England scoring a goal?"
Rolled 16 + 2 (1d20 + 2)"Hmmm..." Bind hears the demeanor and...flavor, of these two. They sound... street urchin-ish, grimey, stinky... and pardon the xenophobia, galarian. Nuh-uh. No way. Eww. Bind is passing the buck."So, fearless leader! Where should we look next for our guides?" He looks down at Citrine. You're such a great guildmaster, there's no way you could lead us astray! Praise aniki!" He exposits, as loudly as possible.
>>5514343>Cast vibes in orbit of citrine>>5514359what's england?
>>5514362>bind has been marked for deathm mostly from the way he responded to a galarian accent.
>>5514363"Galar, but it makes sense and is depressing. They used to rule the world, also."
>>5514362"Bind, what...?" Citrine starts, but catches on as he realizes the guildmaster is reacting to the demeanor of the Zigzagoon and plays along. "Oh. I'm not sure, but it seems like they're not anywhere around here. Gonna need to have a chat with Simon about the 'mons he chooses..."He lowers his voice. "What the fuck is an aniki?"
>>5514362>>5514345>>5514354>>5514358>>5514359>>5514362>>5514363>>5514368"OI! THE ONE THAT COMBS TOO MUCH- NO NOT THE FAIRY, THE FRUITY ONE BRUV!" The Zigzagoon shouts, pointing at Bind. "ARE YOU, OR ARE YOU NOT THE GUILD LEADER OF LOST CAUSE?""i-its 'lost hope'." The Ralts corrects his friend, giving a tiny way to the intimidate group of adventurer's."AH, OH WAIT IT'S THAT BIG ROCK EH? OI! ARE YOU THE GUILDLEADER?!" It yells at Citrine- is. . . is he incapable of speaking normally? His Galarian accent is so atrociously thick that only Castform can discern wether he's being friendly or hostile."AND BUZZ OFF BIRD, WE DON'T LIKE YOUR KIND 'ROUND THESE PARTS.""y-yeah, no pelipper mail here. Shoo."
>>5514359"Yeah, I wouldn't be surprised..."
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>5514375ah, that makes sense>>5514379Ay, citrine ain't our guildmaster! Bind's riiiight here!>Cast uses a weather ball to point STRAIGHT at bind, smiling all the while
>>5514379"I a-">>5514383"................................................................................................"Citrine elects to let the situation resolve itself.
>>5514379"Yes, we are the darned Lost Hope Guild! Now, are you two the guides?"
>>5514379Mistral shakes his head from the boisterous volume of the Zigzagoon. "Listen, we're here on a job. Could we, uh, get an explanation, please?">>5514380"I wonder if they would even have any sports like that...">>5514392"Bind!? Castform!?"
>>5514379>>5514383"It's Kantonian. It mea-ACK"Bind sees the searing orb of truth bearing down upon him. And yet... he reeeeeeally doesn't want to talk to these guys. "Citrine, you'll have to lead everyone in my ste-...just like you always have! Go on without me!"Bind bites into his vile seed.Bind's defenses dropped six stages!Bind takes 1,184 damage from the sunny weather ball!Bind fainted!
>>5514396>>5514403>Cast looks at mistraldo you have a reviver seed handy he is not running away from this
>>5514403>>5514403"...Castform! What are you doing?! Didn't you know he's... uh... allergic to Fire moves???" Citrine asks after a moment of stunned silence, trying to sound like the stern guildmaster that he totally is.
>>5514407I didn't do anything, he threw himself into the ball!
>>5514403"Woah, he really just jumped into that one huh? Classic Bind!"
>>5514404"As a matter of fact, I do. However, I don't have a lot of them... I'd rather not have to use one outside a pressing emergency..."
>>5514413well, SOMETHING tells me the guildmaster being out of comission counts as an emergency.
>>5514383"HUH?''h-huh?The pair turn to Bind and then back to Citrine then back to Bind. The Ralts leans over to whisper in Zigzagoon's ear. "i think that they're playing a trick on us. . ?""WHAT? THAT CAN'T BE BRUV." Zigzagoon 'whispers' back. "THESE HAVE TO BE THE GUYS, BUT THEY'RE ACTING LIKE LOONIES.">>5514387Citrine has abstained himself from the conflict, the pair don't know what's going on anymore.>>5514390>>5514396"y-yes! simon sent us to guide you through the underground!" The Ralts replies, grateful to have someone sensible present."simon heard some rumors about a group of bandits from the northern desert staying in the underground. real meanies, we can't have them here.""YEAH! BLOOKS LIKE GAR THE GARFLY!""gliscor""GLISCOR!">>5514403>>5514407The pair stare at the fainted Bind in shock."o-oh""OH MY LORD HE'S DEAD!"(Final post for tonight.)
50XP and 500P to all participants.Next session on Tuesday the 3rd, 6:30 CST! Happy New Years, folks!
Welp. No events tonight. At least, not on /qst/ Sorry, all. Saturday, perhaps.
guys is it just me or did element shit itself and diecuz it's stuck on all my devices and it sure as heck not elementsorry in advance for mucking up the thread because i couldn't think of a way to contact you guys otherwise
Welp. Again (again(again)), Matrix appears to have shat the bed. if you're on the element server and can't post like me, report here on our /qst/ threads in the future.
>>5520260hi lope we were literally just talking about this hahahahahhahawhhawhHH
>>5520262>>5520260Anyway don't tell me we're gonna have to make a discord server
Matrix completely shat the bed, rip in pepperoniBut really, it should be back in some hours, it's a cloudfare problem
>>5520268did kurum ever get that backup discord server up before matrix died?
>>5520270I am making it rnCan I have the image of the stained glass?
https://discord.gg/JZXaqTh2Here's the link to the temporary server
He's starting a backup now. I would...greatly prefer not using discord! Give it a fair bit to unfuck itself before resorting to that
>>5520278Yeah okayIf it's still down by tomorrow then i'm going to assume we have migrated
goddammitgive it a couple hours/days, and check back in both here and element. We'res not gonna be a discord server if I can help it.
a couple of us are in that backup already, myself included, though.
Guys where you atreply to the thread if you alive tsk tskI WILL send dms through pokemon unite
there is absolutely zero shot I am joining a discord unless it's a last resort. waiting sounds like a good plan to me
>>5520379Makes sense, just let us know you exist in the thread lol
I'm hearing Matrix's SSL certificate expired. Renewing it could take anywhere from 30 minutes to a week, so it should just be a matter of time before everything's back to normal.On the other hand, this information comes from the most dubious source imaginable, this twerp. >>5520272
>>5520276NukedAs kids say, rip bozo
Element shat itself again.
Element's busted? Damn, and I was just getting started with the skrelp guy.
>>5521198no its just having connectivity issues, as of right now its currently working
Previously! On The Mystery Dungeons!The Lost Hope Guild was contacted by the de facto leader of New Hope to help weed out a nasty band of bandits from the town's shady underground and sent two guides to aid their navigation. Searching for these two guides, the party eventually found a strange pair: A boisterous Galarian Zigzagoon and meek Ralts. But upon hearing the repulsive accent of the Zigzagoon, guildmaster Bind faked his own fainting in broad daylight!Now with their guides found and shock, can the party venture into the seedy underbelly of New Hope and capture the criminals? Or will they cave under the pressure?Find out- Now!https://youtu.be/KldpbexGcUg---->>5514420The Zigzagoon and Ralts stare in frozen shock at the still body of the fallen Lopunny. The crowd around them pauses for a moment to stare in confusion and worry before moving further as if to avoid any association with the criminal scene. Zigzagoon is breathing hard, looking around before spotting a sufficiently dark alley way and pointing towards it!"'THERE! WE'LL JUST HIDE THE BODY BEFORE SUMBODY RESPECTABLE FINDS IT AND REPORTS US TO THE BOBBIES!" He panickily shouts, slipping underneath of Citrine's legs to snag Bind's write fluff. The Ralts is still unsure what to do, looking between Mistral and Kaku before running over, nearly tripping on her dress-skin, to help her diminutive move the bunny body. "r-right! heave! we've still got to get the rest to the Block Market!"
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>5522666>Charles moves on scene from the side of the screen!"Allow me to assist.">Charles helps lift the unconscious Bind.
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>5522666>>5522671"I'll make sure you don't drop him!" Vee... helps.He just sits there and watches.
>>5522666>hi satan"He'll be fine. He likes to do this. An individual with a flair for the overly dramatic," Mistral explains.
>>5522671>>5522673Charles offers to help, but ends up just carrying Bind by himself into dark alley- there seem to be plenty of those here, just spaces between shops and homes where the light suddenly dims as if to mask whatever is going on in there. The Lopunny is heftier than normal but Vee's judgmental stare gives him the motivation to work those arms!"t-thanks a lot sir. it'd look really bad if magneton caught us with another unconscious 'mon." The Ralts said, struggling to keep up the big dragon."YEAH! THANKS A MILLION BRUV! COPPERS ARE REAL MIFFED WITH US!" Zigzagoon barks, turning to Vee and smiling. His face looks like it belongs on a KISS album.>>5522675"OH, HE'S A FAIRY TOO? TSK TSK." He shakes his head, patting some stone stairs to lay down Lope on.Now calmed down, the pair turn to the rest of the party with bright smiles. "y-you're Lost Hope right? Mr. Simon asked us to help you around the Underground.""ROIGHT, AND THERE'S NO BETTER THAN US. ZIGGY AND TOOTS!" He shouts, striking a pose, paws out with a lean in the opposite direction like a poor man's dab. Toots does the same, with only a hint of shame underneath those green bangs.
>>5522708"Uh, okay. Nice to meet you two. Mistral." He taps his chest. "Me, that's me. I'm Mistral. So what exactly is the problem down here that warranted... us?"
>>5522708"Ziggy?">Charles asks"And Toots? Haven't heard names like those before.">Charles tips his hat"Regardless! Greetings, pleasure to meet you! My name is Charles. You can take us where Simon needs us?"
>>5522708Vee nods. He understands, fully.>>5522713"Hi Charles. Nice to meet you." He is enjoying himself, as usual. Vee sits next to Charles and waits for an explanation. These are Simon's guys..?
>>5522715"Heh heh! Nice to meet you too Vee!" >Charles repositions Bind's unconscious body for a better hold
>>5522719"How do you know my name?" Vee kicks at the ground idly.
>>5522723"I have knowledge of many individuals.">Charles says, matter-of-factly! With a fake smarmy face as well!
>>5522711>>5522713>>5522715"w-well. . ." Toots begins, climbing up the stone stair steps until she's at least at Mistral's level. "mr. simon likes to look over the town since it's so big and so many 'mon live here. e-even the bad ones. . ."Ziggy nods, hopping up the stairs and continuing. "YUP! THERE'S SOME NASTY BUGGERS DOWN 'ERE, BUT 'EY KEEP TO 'EM SELVES. 'CEPT- 'POSEDLY SOME BANDITS LEAD BY 'IS GAR THE GLISCOR MOVE IN." He explains, his accent growing horribly thick that triggers some sort of fight or flight in the group's body. "r-right! magneton is even looking for them so mr. simon sent a letter asking for your help!" Toots finishes explaining.
>>5522729"Ah, I see!">Charles rubs his chin with his free hand"So where might we find this unscrupulous individual?"
>>5522729>>5522738"Yup. Let's try to get this outlaw booted out of here and ha--passed off to Magnezone, before the sun decides to try and leave us. I'm thinking that's possible..." Mistral adds. He nods with Charles' question. "Any frequent spots? Routes they like to take? Hold-outs?"
>>5522738>>5522747"we don't know, most of the tunnels are fought over by gangs and territory changes almost every other week. . . w-we could check the block market! that's a big hub were we could ask questions." Toots suggests, raising a mitt in the air."OR 'EM DARK WEB 'NIDS. THEY CRAWL THROUGH MOST OF THE TUNNELS, THEY'LL KNOW WHO'S WHO AND WHERE'S WHERE."
Citrine is here and definitely has been this entire time!>>5522759"They were just pretty hostile at us, so I'm not sure if they'd be much help. But maybe if they're paid?"
>>5522759"That sounds like a serious problem to even be having in the first place! How... did it become rife with such... anarchy?"
>>5522759"Sounds like a good idea!">>5522764"Or not.""But if there aren't any other leads, perhaps we just need to take the plunge."
>>5522765"I dunno, but it sounds like a fun time to me."
>>5522771"...I have to admit, it sort of does.">>5522766"Yeah, they're the most specific lead we have. I don't mind... too much."
>>5522764Ziggy gives Citrine an odd, confused look as if what he just say didn't compute at all in that rocker head of his. "WHY WOULD 'EY DO THAT? WERE YOUS DELIVERING SOMETHING FOR THE PELIPPER? IF YOU WERE THAN THAT'S YOUR FAULT. WE DON'T LIKE THAT 'ERE." He warns Citrine, a chest tightening anxiety audible in his loud voice.>>5522765Toots claps her mitts together as if to draw attention. "i-i know! i know!" She nods quickly and stumbles to the edge of the stairs towards Mistral. "w-when treasure town was attacked by that nasty regigigas, a lot of 'mon where left without a home and found shelter here in new hope! . . . e-except there wasn't enough space for everyone so we found a way into the tunnels under the streets and some 'mon from gangster gulch arrived. . .">>5522771"YEAH! IT WAS EASY PICKINGS! LOTS OF 'MON READY TO DO DIRTY WORK AND NO ONE TO TELL US OFF! ITS GREAT." Ziggy beams, wagging his black and white tail.>>5522766>>5522774"d-don't worry. . the block market is the safest part! and rock bottom isn't that bad either if you keep your head down. . ."
>>5522783"Then I guess I'll just have to do my best, huh?" Vee smiles. He checks his supplies. "I'm good to go."
>>5522783"Good to know. I'll still keep an e-*antenna* out for trouble. Care to lead the way?"
>>5522783Stern has always been here, whatever are you talking about?>>5522801"I'm sure my nose will know about any trouble as well!"
>>5522812"Ah! I'm sure you'll beat me to the punch then! Your nose has been quite excellent at finding a scent."
>>5522783"No, we weren't. Why don't you like the Pelipper, though?" Citrine wonders aloud.
>>5522798"Try not to fraternize with the criminal element when we're on business, eh?" Mistral jokes.>>5522783"Block? Market? If you say so..." He waves. "Lead the way."
>>5522828"Criminals beat up other criminals all the time, why would now be any different? Ehehe..." Vee does he pre-crime stretches.
>>5522827"DARK WEB DON'T LIKE PELIPPER MAIL. THEY'LL CHUCK ROCKS AT YA IF YOU DON'T USE THE BOSS'S SER-VI-CES." It's visible by his shaking that he is deeply uncomfortable discussing this.Toots seems to share his sentiment eyeing her partner constantly as he speak before waving her hands in the air. "a-alright! alright! if we're all ready then we'll lead you in. make sure not to look anyone in the eye, t-they may take it as a challenge.">>5522798>>5522801>>5522812>>5522828With the party gathered and informed of their mission, the pair lead them into the seedy under belly of New Hope's Underground. . . by lifting a loose tile on the paved floor to reveal a stairway underneath to some dark, foreboding tunnel. The first thing that comes to mind besides the sketchy feeling that crawls over the party's skin like grime is- who the heck would make a secret entrance here of all places?Slipping inside a dim tunnel illuminated only by a glowing blue moss above, Ziggy and Toots guide the party through the seemingly endless lefts and rights, ups and downs scattered randomly. Citrine blends into the dark so frequently that the less perceptive of the group such as Stern and Vee bump into him regularly. Meanwhile, Mistral's coat is so shiny that the stray rattatta and pinsir pause their wandering to stare."NOW! REMEMBER- THEY 'LAAAW' DON'T APPLY 'ROUND 'ERE BUT THAT DON'T MEAN THAT YOU CAN GO 'ROUND ACTING LIKE A FOOL. IF YOU TICK OFF THE WRONG PERSON THEY WILL TEACH YOU A LESSON." Ziggy warns looking at Citrine in particular."a-and remember not to mess with the mail'mon! very important!" Toots adds."ROIGHT. DON'T MESS WITH THE MAIL'MON."After what must've half an hour or so treading through the dark, they finally arrive at a gallery, a grand open chamber full of tents, stands, and buildings built in huge stone blocks. Droves of seedy dark, poison, bug, and other types that enjoyed such a humidly shady place filled the chamber. A concentrated mass of suspecious 'mon wandering about freely. There was a palpable tension and excitement in the air that seem to keep everyone in check, but upon stepping foot in, plenty turned to look at the fresh meat that walked in.What do you do?>Ask around for this Gar>Look at the pretty murals on the wall, you think you recognize some of them>Search the stalls for anything interesting>Go to the 'Dark Web' HQ proudly standing in the corner
>>5522876"Ooh, what's these murals?"\>Check out the murals.
>>5522876>>Look at the pretty murals on the wall, you think you recognize some of them>Charles' eyes immediately dart to the splotches of color!"Now what do we have here...">Lugging Bind with him, he walks over to the murals, along with Stern!>>5522881
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>5522876>Inspect Dark Web HQ"Best not to draw any more attention to ourselves... or maybe that would be the best idea? Openly challenge who we're looking for... what say you, perfectly normal Eevee?" He asks Vee, eyeing the pun headquarters.
>>5522876>>5522891"I say we try it, and then we don't let them know what hit 'em." Vee is thinking of all the different ways to draw out who they're looking for... most of them involve causing some 'quiet chaos' and waiting for everyone to come running.>Inspect Dark Web HQ
>>5522876"They can try," Citrine mutters. He treads carefully behind Mistral, towards this 'Dark Web HQ'."Kinda dingy..."
>>5522921>>5522895>>5522891Paying no mind to petty distractions, Citrine, Vee, and Mistral head directly for the Dark Web HQ nestled in the corner of the market. Like many of the prominent buildings, it seem to be carved out of the many literal blocks of stone that lay about in the gallery. Are they natural? They don't look clean enough to have been cut- but those are questions for another time.Approaching the building, Mistral is the first to note some oddities. For an HQ, there was little security as people came in and out freely with letters and packages tucked away from sight. It was also crawling with arachnids of every type, bustling and busy. If they wanted to enter, there was no one to stop them.>>5522881>>5522885Meanwhile, Stern and Charles step aside, lead by their curiosity to a mural painted with thick paint on a smoother portion of the chamber's wall. It didn't look ancient, simply primitive but with clear effort put into it. Many people stood around it, relaxing or tossing coins into the cold ponds beneath it.Depicted on the mural was various 'mon that looked to all be criminals. A krookodile snarling intimidatingly, a spiritomb with boxes abound, a hoopa sitting on a pile of coins, and a delibird delivering the mail.Huh. . .
>>5522941He looks back to Vee and Citrine. "What do you say we do? Just head inside? It seems they've got packages, and the guide warned us not to mess with 'mail mons.' I don't think we can tamper with anything, but we might as well try to glean something."
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>5522941"Well, I can see a few familiar faces.">Charles ponders the art."I see spiritomb...that..Hoopa whose name I cant remember right now, and Debby.">He looks at the Krookodile"Don't know who that is however....">Charles looks for a passerby to ask about the mural
>>5522941>>5522944"The packages would be a pretty good way in... but would that be messing with the mailmons?" Vee puts a paw below his mouth and thinks. "The spiders might have a different way of getting back and forth that'd be harder for us..."
>>5522953"You're a bit stealthier than me... do you think you could scope it out?"
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>5522970Vee smiles. "I can do my best." It's not immediately apparent that he's smiling because that's his normal expression.>>5522941Vee waltzes on in, looking confident, like he owns the place. There's nothing less suspicious than a mon who thinks he knows literally everything.If this action is a crime, then +3 to roll.
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>5522941>>5522944>>5522953"I'll just wait back here and look intimidating at them. Maybe a distraction if you need it, whatever, just let me know," Citrine says softly.True to his word, Citrine stands tall somewhat near the entrance, looking stony. Next to a bunch of Bug-types, this'll surely be effective, right?(+2 Intimidation)
>>5522941"I wonder who they are... Well, we know that Spiritomb at least!"
>>5522972Vee strides inside with a certain swagger that immediately tells everybody that not only does he belong here- he's a big shot to boot. Inside though- is a rather familiar sight. It's a post office, albeit a seedier one than one might expect anywhere else with dimly lit bulbs of moss illuminating the light purple walls of place. There were plenty of 'mon waiting against the wall either to deliver or receive a package, joltik and spinrak scurrying across the counter top like made to deliver letter while the Aquanid behind handed out larger packages.Thankfully for Vee, it seemed that his sheer presence put off the weaker willed customers who decided to simply come back at another time. Reasoning that some gang member on the up and up might cause a scene. . . especially with the muscle posted outside.>>5522980Said muscle, Citrine was standing at the gate. Unflinching, but with 'eyes' that could bore a hole through lesser 'mon- heck maybe even through the cave walls. 'Mon in a rush took one glance at the stone sentinel and decided that it wasn't worth finding out if it was business as usual or 'business'.>>5522948>>5522989Charles and Stern manage to catch the attention of a Sableye munching on some limestone. At first she's suspicious of their sudden interest, but decides to comply with their simple request rather than cause a fight that could turn ugly.She's quite the talker actually, and goes on a long-winded explanation about the various crime bosses that had a stake in the illicit business here trying to stack gold like the Aussie the Krookodile who owned the largest territory in the Underground since day one, the mysterious 'Salesmon' who sold the most exotic and bewildering items- a favorite among gamblers, Seedside- who wile not actually doing business here had a near universal respect for his sheer wealth and sense of humor. . ."And finally Debby. Phew, she's a real nasty gal. Muscled her way into the transport scene and took over most of it. It's amazing how much terror you can fit in someone so small." She shivers.
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>5523016"Debby?">Eyebrow raised, incredulity clearly evident in his voice"No way! She's a shrewd business mon, but not...like that!">Charles sighs"Anyway, thank you for the information.">Charles turns to Stern"I think we should head back to the others. I think I saw them moving to the HQ over there.">Charles points towards the stone building>Charles also keeps an antenna out for any suspicious activity!
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>5523021"Yeah, that's a good idea. Let's go."Seeing Charles keep an antenna out, Stern sniffs the air before going.
Rolled 9 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>5523016Vee decides to wait in line, to better allow himself to look around without raising suspicion. Lines are so boring! Who'd really care if he started looking around the room for something to hold his attention?Vee loiters in line. Boooring!+2 Cuteness. Nobody would suspect the tiny Eevee...
>>5523030After. . . a reasonable amount of time, Vee is in front of the line with Araquanid! Despite being a spider you can see the bags beneath its eyes."What do you want?" He asks, clearly tired.(I will end it here, srry. Next session should Tuesday unless stated otherwise. +50XP and +100P to everyone. Chao.)
Rolled 618 (1d905)I guess I'll give this a shot as well.
>>5532083>618I'm a flat fuck.
>>5523021>>5523028>>5523030It's a short walk back, but Charles and Stern reunite with Mistral and Citrine outside the Dark Web HQ. There's a handful of 'mon waiting a ways away from the building, idly checking on the two as if curious but wary of what might happen if they got too close. That Gigalith is very intimidating and can spot all the arachnid crawling out from the cracks of the gallery roof into the post office behind him.Inside, Vee is dealing with a tired Araquanid. "Sir, what do you want? We're very busy 'mon."
>>5532505"Hi guys!">Charles calls to Citrine and Mistral"Neat mural over there on the wall. Apparently Debby is a...bit more cut-throat than I realized!">Charles rubs the back of his neck"Aaaaanyway, did you guys find anything?"
>>5532505>>5532511"Uh, well, there's this place. It has mail in it. We sent Vee ahead to scout for us, since he's good at being sneaky. You know, his whole 'clandestine' training." Mistral points to the entrance. "Just waiting on him to come back with something."
Rolled 2 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>5532505Vee prepares his act."Hi hi! It's such a nice day, isn't it? Do you have a package for my friend Galvantula? He's a Galvantula, he's really big, and cool, and nice, and I told him I'd pick up his mail! You look like you've got PLENTY of mail!" He is taking the annoying but harmless route, which has been known to catch countless innocent mons off-guard. Will this over-worked spider be able to survive?His tail wags behind him, and he bounces idly. He's really into the act. He's got a billion other made-up friends to list off until he finally gets a package.+2 Cuteness. Is this a crime?
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>5532519>Charles nods"Ah. Does the place really seem that dangerous?">Charles asks, as he keeps an antenna out for any suspicious activity nearby
>>5532525"I have trouble gauging it. I'm not sure if it's got the same vibe as the gulch or if I'm merely mistaken."
>>5532524The Araquanid stares at him, eyes blinking slowly before the Eevee is suddenly plucked from the floor and thrown onto the counter. "You expect me to believe that? C'mon! The least you can do is give me convincing performance!" It chitters angrily."What's your angel twerp? Here to steal someone's mail?">>5532511>>5532519>>5532525>>5532527Charles detects that 'mon that were waiting for something to happen have moved- shuffling about until their steps are faint or muffled behind a wall or some other corner. . . There's a trio approaching? One of them sounds like they're ruffling and another like clinking.
>>5532505>>5532511>>5532519>>5532525"Dunno, but sitting here and pretending to be a threat seems to be working," the Gigalith muses. "No opposition yet."
>>5532527>>5532534"Fair enough.">>5532532"Up, hold on. Someone's approaching. Three Pokémon.">Charles turns in their direction to get a look at them
>>5532532>oh shit I'm late>I mean, castform!>setting sun and testing if his is the same araquanid from earlier
>>5532541>>5532534"Hey, Citrine, eyes up." He taps on the Gigalith to get his attention. "Are you sure it's not someone just trying to get their mail? We are in front of the post office."
Rolled 19 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>5532532Vee lies on the counter after being tossed onto it. "Nope! I'm trying to pick up his mail like he asked! Have you met him before? He's the best!" He keeps up his cheery demeanor, doing his best to keep his body language upbeat. If he does this right, he should be right where he wants to be... NOW it's a crime.+3 Crimeness.
>>5532558"Well, given that most other mon's have left.">Charles gestures to the vacant area before them"I think its safe to assume trouble is brewing."
>>5532532Kaku is... there! Outside DWHQ I guess."Hey, you guys hear something from inside? I hope Vee isn't causing trouble!"
>>5532561". . ." Araquanid stares at Vee for a good long moment. If he had rolled anything below a 20 he wouldn't have believed it. Maybe this was Galvantula's friend? He had been feeling under the weather recently and business policy stated that a sick mailmon was a bad mailmon. . .The Araquianid lets out a disgrunted click. "Fine, but if I get a complaint about missing mail then its a bounty on your head." The spider makes another clicking sound and soon a group of spinarak come with a package. "Here, one package for Galvantula. Sign here."It taps on a piece of parchment.>>5532534>>5532541>>5532553>>5532558>>5532563>>5532569Castform has returned to cast sun!You all hear a collective groan from the entire market and soon angry shouts of "who turned on the sun?!" "Change it to Sand!" and "I'm going to block their block off!". Cast has effectively flash banged everyone present.Through the sudden brightness, the group outside spot a trio of 'mon approaching: a caturne, a deciueye, and a gliscor, all squinting and adjusting to the sudden brightness.
>>5532583"Wait, are those... the bandits we are looking for?"
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>5532583>Cast feels like causing problems on purpose, quietly making the lights brighter while checking in with the rest of the crewapologies for my nap, we learn anything?
>>5532583>>5532584"Are they? I forget if we had descriptions of them or not...."
>>5532588"Well, I see a Gliscor so I'd say yeah, its gotta be them."
>>5532592>>5532588>>5532587"While they're discombobulated, ask their names. They won't expect it!"
>>5532583Vee signs the package to the best of his ability. His signature is simply an Eevee paw. He debates whether or not he should truly sign it under his own identity... before smiling even more as he leaves the star-shaped imprint of Wish in the middle of the paw. A bounty sounds nice!"Thank you thank you!" He waits to accept the mail parcel. He's going to find a more private space, look inside to see what it is, and then leave it there, with his signature broadcasted for all to see. It's the perfect plan, and one more step closer towards being the biggest outlaw this side of the world!
>>5532583>>5532592>Charles nods>>5532596>Charles shrugs why not?>>5532583"Uh, hello over there!">Charles waves to the approaching trio."Could I ask for your names please?"
>>5532598Vee reunites with the rest of group. You've got one Galvantula Package! It feels pretty hefty for something someone of your size can hold- it must be good!>>5532599The three 'mon are still recovering from the sudden brightness, the Glicscor is trying to rub his eyes but failing to. "Ugh. . . Ack, I can't rub my eyes with these claws. . Robin! Rub my eyes." The Deciueye nods and does as asked while the Cacturne turns to Charles with with a blurry glare. "Huh? Why? Are you some kind of cop?"
>>5532607Vee continues his jolly mannerisms as he reunites with his friends. He's one happeevee."Hi!" He remains a few feet away from the others as to not associate them with his criminal activity, even if he's in the clear at the moment.
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>5532607"Ah! Just the mon We were looking for." >Charles takes out a pad of paper from his backpack and a writing utensil"Well, I'm here to inquire about outlaw license extended warranty.">He looks at the blank note, adjusting his monocle for added realism"Says here it is expired.">Rolling for...confusion!
>>5532614"Outlaw extended what?" The Cacturne asks, head tilted in utter confusion. "What the heck is a warranty?" She, as you can tell by her voice, asks. "Is that some kind of food? How can you tell its expired?""I don't know, maybe he can smell it on you." the Gliscor chuckles, blinking with clear vision again.The deciueye is eyeing Charles carefully, he can notice that the hooded bird is backing away into a dark corner besides them.
>>5532613"So? What did you see?"
>>5532631"I got the package Galvantula asked me to pick up!" The act isn't over until the day is. "I don't think he'd mind if we checked it out, would we?" Vee's just barely able to carry it, and even then, it's difficult for someone like him.
>>5532628>Castform is watching, and half tempted to sow more chaos.>>5532631hey mistral, permission to do something really fucking dumb?
Rolled 11 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>5532613>Charles waves to Vee with a smile"Well! A warranty is this little piece of paper. This one specifically lets you be a criminal.">Charles closes his eyes as he shakes his head like a scolding parent"If you don't get it renewed, the criminal police will come after you.">Roll to convince!> +3 Friendship
>>5532636Mistral shrugs. "I'm not associated with you if you decide to do so. In fact, what package?">>5532637"Elaborate on 'dumb,' if you could."
>>5532645will cause eye strain for everyone who isn't used to constantly shifting weather patterns, which generally means everyone but us.
>>5532644Vee makes a Vee-like laugh. He'll do it later.>>5532645"I dunno!" Vee takes a seat away from prying eyes and uses Shrodinger's claws to open the package. If a Vee has claws, but you cannot see them, are Vee's claws real, or fake? Maybe there's a dead Eevee in the box. That's also a possibility.
>>5532644"Like a wanted poster? We've already got one of those! It's right here!" The Gliscor pulls out a wanted poster with the name "Gar' undeneath."You're telling me I've got to get a new one? What gives!?""I mean. . . We haven't done a job in weeks since moving here, maybe Magneton thought we stopped?" The Cacturne proposes, scratching the back of her neck."Does that mean we have to do another crime?""I guess so. . . We can start with this guy right? Let's mug him, Zelda!" Gar shouts, pinching his claws together. The Cacturne who must be Zelda nods in agreement, one of her spikes glow and extends into a sword looking thorn.
>>5532628(Test)Astor is there!
>>5532674"Well, that's one way to get a confession. We take these!" Kaku Bulks Up twice in preparation!
>>5532674>Charles nods"Afraid so. These things expire after some time. Need to keep the paper work as fresh a produce!">>5532681>Charles eyes Kaku getting ready for battle>He waits for the others before he decides to move
Rolled 3 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>5532674"I wouldn't recommend it," Citrine rumbles as he steps up next to Charles, suddenly back.>intimidation roll
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>5532674alright new plan, mistral, set hail.>Cast floats upwhich one of you did I hear wants to mug my friend? back off, unless you wanna spend a LONG time in the doctors office.>intimidation roll?
Rolled 13 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>5532674>>5532685>>5532688>>5532692Vee looks up as he's handling the package. Looks like there are other things at play.He gets up and takes the package with him, walking away like he's unrelated to the situation.He's really just trying to get behind these sorry excuses for criminals before the battle starts.
>>5532085A fate lateral to death.Bind snaps awake abruptly, with and undignified "WHAH", still dazed from the blast earlier. He flails around on Charles' shoulder.
>>5532705had a nice nap?>cast states, ready to throw hands
>>5532705>Charles perks up upon finding Bind awoken!"Hey you! You're finally awake!">He chuckles to himself>He places Bind down in his feet"Good to see you back in the land of the living!"
>>5532681>>5532685>>5532688>>5532692>>5532699>>5532705>>5532712"Huh? You've got some friends with you? Well- We'll mug 'em too!" Gar declares, jumping high into the air gliding between the building blocks. Zelda takes a defensive stance with her sword thorn and Robin. . . is nowhere to be seen.LHG VS. LOS TRES AMIGOS:TURN 1LHG GO!
>>5532692"And a-hail we go!">Mistral's Snow Warning!
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>5532718>>5532719>Cast is now ice type!>he abuses this by throwing an weather ball att gliscor!
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>5532718"Heh. You will try!">Charles pivots on his heel and lashes out with his tail!>Charles used Breaking Swipe on the trio!>Minus the missing one unless this is a good roll I suppose.
>>5532735>It was not, in fact, a good roll
Rolled 12 (1d20)Not having woken up in his (relatively) comfy hay bed, Bind is disoriented and lightheaded. "Are these the guys? I'm-I'm gonna fight!Bind uses secret power, with no direction in mind. It's not an attack, but a bid to... reveal secrets! Or, hopefully a hint.
>>5532718Citrine takes this turn to simply... use Iron Defense, eyeing the sword this Zelda is holding carefully.
Rolled 3 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>5532718Vee waits patiently for an opportunity, looking for any loose belongings these idiots might be fine without.
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>5532718Astor awaits for any incoming attacks (Aka do nothing, vibe roll)
>>5532719The battle between Lost Hope and the bandits starts now! Mistral summons a blizzard inside the Block Market gallery, a frigid mists swirls around frosting over buildings immediately and changing Castform into his Ice Form!>>5532726Castform seizes the opportunity and strength of his new form to fire a ball of ice directly at Gar! Knocking him into a wall and down onto a roof top. "Brrrr!" The Gliscor visibly shivers, scrapping slush off himself.>>5532735Charles, the closest to the try goes a wide attack but Gar and Robin are already gone, and Zelda hops over it like a game of jump rope! "Nice moves, slimeball!">>5532746>>5532754>>5532763Citrine prepares with Iron Defense! He's ready to guard anyone in need! Vee and Astor simply bide their time- although Astor is not vibing well.
>>5532769>Charles snaps his fingers"Shoot!">He takes out the paper and pencil and fakes writing something"Well it seems your trash talk is in order but could use a little...something. 6 out of 10"
>>5532778"Pretty disappointing, I'd say. It's just good form to leave room for a witty comeback. I'd give him a 5."
>>5532794>Charles taps his writing utensil against his gooey chin>HE nods"You're right. 5.">He pretends to write that down too
>>5532778>>5532794>>5532800it wasn't even creative! I'd give 'em a four, but given the only way he could fit all his edge is by becoming a cactus, he'd probably claim "four means death" and take it as a compliment.
>>5532739Bind uses Secret Power! The moves allows him to sense the properties of the environment around him, and he can tell that the blocks around them are heavy but loose.He can also tell that there's something hiding in the shadows.Los Tres Amigos Turn 1!Zelda is the first to act! She lunges at Charles and slashes him with her elongated thorn across the belly! It stings: Needle Arm! (Lv. 100)She follows up with a Poison Jab gut check!"Your aim needs a little something!"Gar follows soon after, he has it out for that orb! A chunk of the roof beneath him cracks and flies forward at Castform! The Stone Edge carries the Gliscor right at him, close enough for him to try and bite with Fire Fang! (Lv. 100)"It's almost as chilly as the desert at night!"A dark shadow snakes across the ground and snatches Mistral and begins to drag him away from the fight! S-Shadow Sneak isn't suppose to do that right?!Citrine could try and help, but he feels himself pinned by some invisible force. There's a light twing like the plucking of string as an arrow lands in front of him. (Spirit Shackle. No damage, but Citrine is unable to move. He is pinned in place by the arrow.)LHG Turn 2 go!
Rolled 15, 10, 5, 9, 7, 6 = 52 (6d20)
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>5532812"Think fast, spiky!" >Kaku Slaps the hat out of Zelda!
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>5532812>Charles is about to retort but notices Castform about to get hit!"I'll deal with you in a moment.">Charles runs to Castfrom, getting between him and the fire fang!>Roll to block??
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>5532812>blizzaaaaaaaaaaaard"Pervert! I'll chill you to the bone! To the stem? I'll make you really cold!"
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>5532812"Hey fake bird!"Astor lounges at Robin with a brave bird!
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>5532812>cast is pretty sure he's gonna peri->>5532832>oh!thank you storm brother!>now only taking 305 damage, still over half his health, cast does to gar the only thing that makes sense>MORE WEATHER BALL!
>>5532834(666 to gliscor, 369 to cacturne/decidueye)
>>5532812Bind notices the powerful, supereffective strike in his movepool and immediately knows what must be done to befall this foxnapping cactus."...there!" Bind leaps back to use Close Combat on the block wall behind Cacturne!>>5532834"Self flattery isn't a good look, Mistral. Me might just be looking for ransom! Uh, stop please? By the way?"
>>5532812>HP: 788/1280>Charles is feeling the burn!>>5532844"I've got you Storm Brother!"
>>5532853"What!? I'm being dragged by an invisible force toward somewhere against my will and that's the first thing you say!?"
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>5532812Citrine stares at the arrow, then decides to shoot at the ground around it with a Power Gem to dig it up.
>>5532819Zelda is briefly discombobulated by the heavy smack delivered by Kaku's strong arms! It hits so hard that her hat goes flying off and reveals a little yellow crown underneath. "Eeeek! My flower! You saw my flower you jerk!" She screeches.>>5532832>>5532857Gar's Stone Edge would've fainted Castform if it weren't for Charles stepping in the way! He deflects the Stone Edge, setting it off course just enough to miss his Storm Brother! But Gar's burning fangs still find a mark in the acrid shoulders of the Goodra. He reels back and spits out the mouthful of slime. "Yuck! You taste nasty!">>5532853>>5532841Bind's senses are so keen as to spot a hidden enemy! He slams his fists into the walls behind the Cacturne, tearing them apart to show the Deciueye hiding behind them! And once Astor spots him, he dive bombs the competitor avian."HOOT! HOOT!" He caws in panic, the other two immediately turns towards him.>>5532834Mistral lets out a devastating blizzard! The sudden chill covers the entire battlefield in a coat of snow! The bandits are looking worse for wear!>>5532869Citrine spots what's keeping him from protecting his friends and promptly destroys it. Setting himself free from the Spirit Shackle.
>>5532889>Charles winks at the Gliscor"Thank you! I can rest assured I won't be eaten to death!"
>>5532889"Sorry, not sorry!"
>>5532863>>5532889"I uh, thought I'd make a roadblock doing that- Hey! Cut that out! Stop! Heeelp!"Bind starts ineffectually tugging on Cacturne in an already-spent-his-turn kind of way.
Rolled 9, 1, 6, 6 = 22 (4d20)>>5532844Castform fires another slush ball at Gar! Knocking him back onto the crumbled wall!Los Tres Amigos Turn 2:Upon hearing their friend hooting in a panic, the other two run towards his defense!"Get off him bird brain!" Gar roars. The crumbled blocks around them suddenly rise and fire at Astor! Fainting one bird with two Stone Edge!"You're hurt! Here-" Zelda quickly hits Gar with Poisoin Jab, poisoning him- but instead of a debilitating effective- it seems to reinvigorate him! He must have Poison Heal."And you- Knock it out!" She slams a lightning covered fist into the Staraptor. Thunder Fist!"I need to get out!" Robin says quickly, throwing a shimmering coat of light over his two friends before sinking into the shadows. Light Screen and. . some other move. The Deciueye is gone and can be targeted this turn.
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>5532898>weather ball.mp4 has been activated.>targetting Gar, again.
Rolled 20 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>5532898>With a casual snap of his fingers, Charles forms his water baton!>He raises it and begins to play a melody with the water in the air!"How about a little music?">>5532900>Charles hopes to heal any emotional damage acquired too>Charles used Life Dew on Astor and Castform!>Both healed for 25% their max HP>Roll for song> +5 Melody Pin
Rolled 19 + 20 (1d20 + 20)>>5532898"YOU CALL THAT A HIT!? I'M FUCKING TEACHING YOU WHAT A HIT MEANS!"(Free bird intensifies) Astor is ready to meet his creator, he lounges at full speed against Zelda! The Strings of Destiny pockets the roll!
Rolled 11, 9 = 20 (2d20)>>5532898"Oi, you first!" Kaku pulls back for a Sucker Punch aimed at Gar, then Slaps Zelda too for good measure.
Rolled 1, 16, 7 = 24 (3d20)>>5532898>triple axeeeeeeeeel on Gliscor"Light screen? It's not going to be enough!"
>>5532913Mistral just flops over halfway through his taunt.
>>5532912>304 damage to Gar, 632 damage to Zelda.
Rolled 13 (1d20)"Aha! It was all an elaborate ruse to lower your guard. FOR THIS!"Bind hops over his cohort's body to hit Gliscor with a Secret Power!
>>5532898>>5532909Citrine steps in front of the Stone Edge(s?) after freeing himself, looking a bit upset that he'd been stuck to the wall. "Dirty trick, but that's about all I should be expecting, isn't it?"
>>5532900Castform misses! His slushie completely misses the mark!>>5532913As does Mistral's Triple Axle!!!>>5532907Charle's uses this opening to restore the health of his friends with a beautiful song! The water turns to snowflakes that twinkle so delightfully in the air. In the back of his head he can hear a satisfied clapping.>>5532923>>5532912Gar is hit from both sides! First with a dirty Sucker Punch from the musclebound Kaku and by a flurry of rocks from the guildmaster's clever use of the environment! He's practically sandwiched by pain!>>5532912Astor dives into Zelda's torso! Smashing her through the room's table and a window out against another wall! She looks like she's fainted!>>5532930The Stone Edge is blocked by Citrine! It glides off his angular body, only scratching and denting him!
"Uh, these are the guys, right? I just woke up, I'm feeling groggy..."
Rolled 20, 15, 6, 10, 5 = 56 (5d20)Los Tres Amigos Turn 3!Gar sees his friend fainted and roars in anger. "Zelda!" He turns around and throws a tantrum! An Earthquake! Twice! The Block Market shakes as pieces of the ceiling fall of onto the buildings.Between the shakes and falling debris, Robin reemerges! With Phantom Force he snatches Castform and slams him against the wall repeatedly, hooting madly as still in a panic! Another Shadow Sneak reaches out to pull Citrine away from his friend!Before Astor can leave, the Cacturne's arms move on their own and lock in a tight grip. Suddenly, a massive current explodes! One last Thunder Fist!
>>5532948>Charles...>HP:133/1280>Is in great pain!"Oowwwww...">Charles groans from the floor
>>5532948Astor is barely alive!"Really? Earthquake? Amateur"Astor roost the pain away!
Rolled 1 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>5532948>Charles, arms shaking, forms his water baton again, hoping to bring himself back from the brink!"Come on, come on...">Charles used Life Dew on himself!>Charles health restored by 50% maximum>Roll for song> +5 Melody Pin
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>5532948>HP 515/1260"Hey, leave our orb alone!" Kaku becomes a whirlwind of hair, striking Robin with Darkest Lariat!
>>5532948>>5532951>Charles notices his friend is down!"Cast!">He tries to reach out for his friend but can't move too much from the pain!
>>5532948Citrine dives in front of Mistral, taking a crippling 938 damage that brings him to a near faint! It's worth it, though, since the Ninetales goes unharmed. He crashes to the ground, gasping in pain. And slight triumph.
>>5532962>HP 613*>599 dmg to Robin
Rolled 6 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>5532948418/1120Bind's pinch bangle lights up as the wind is knocked out of him . This would sure qualify as a pinch!"You're not getting another one of those off!"Bind fires one last Secret Power, hoping to reveal a sharp loose rock to attack with! He intends to catch the brute in shock with an environmental flinch!
>>5532960Due to sudden, and unbearable pain Charles performance goes from serene to a screeching struggle to survive!>>5532962Kaku becomes a twin-fisted whirlwind and knocks out the Deciueye! He falls onto the ground unconscious.>>5532967Citrine sacrifices himself and takes on the full brunt of the Earthquake!>>5532959Astor is barely alive, but he manages to heal as well! He is no longer a flying type though. . .
Rolled 4, 4 = 8 (2d20)>>5532971The attack lands true, but the guildmaster's strength was not enough to flinch. . .Gar Final Turn.After seeing both of his friends bite the dust, and the opponents that thought they could put them down. He goes for it. He unleashes two more Earthquakes in the hopes to knock the rest out once and for all.
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>5532980>Charles gets back up!>HP:773/1280>He stumbles immediately after due to the earthquake!>HP:365/1280"I've had about enough of you guys.">Charles raises his hand...>And brings it down>Charles used Draco Meteor on Gar!
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>5532948>>5532967>>5532980Mistral, with Citrine's sacrifice and then another rumbling Earthquake (is this guy insane?) after all of that. Managing to steady himself, he looks at the outlaw. "Good thing you're stupid! Haha! Freeze! You're being put into a peach!">blizzaaaaard
>>5532980>>5532988(130 x 1.5) + 64 + 10 = 269>Charles special attack reduced by 2 stages!
>>55329800/1120Following the impressive pebble he'd dropped on his foe, the shockwaves roll through the ground and up through Bind's body and send him cartwheeling through the air! He flops against a wall. "Still better than...talking to...hicks..." He passes out.
Rolled 1 (1d1)>>5532980Astor is back to being a flying type!"You will suf- cramps!"Astor falls down, cramps are serious, even more in combat
>>5532980>>5532988>>5532991>>5532992>>5532995The final barrages, a furious blizzard combined with draconic spears raining down from a ruined ceiling. It seems that the Lost Hope Guild has an unfortunate habit of tearing apart the city not matter what the spot.Gar. . . cannot hope to survive and simply collapses underneath a pile of rumble.The three bandits lie about the frozen and crumbling battlefield, an angry crowd forming to see what the hell happened, Ziggy and Toots rushing over to find the party. You all need to leave. Now. You can explain it all to Simon later.Rewards:- 1000 XP- 750 P each- Black Sash (Thief's mask)- Tiny Reviver Seeds x 3( To be split)- Oran Berry x 5 (To be split)- 1 Glorious Gold each.
>>5533007Vee didn't participate in the fight, so he just leaves without taking anything but his package. He'll have to see what's inside and probably return it later.
>>5533007Mistral taps on everyone who is fainted, dragging them away from the broken tunnel. "Hey, hey, don't sleep now... we need to bail."
>>5533007>>5533010>Charles helps out, for story purposes, brings the goods with him to be split between the members"Right behind you!"
>>5533010>Cast wakes up for a moment, before floating over mistral and... immediately falling back asleep.>guess the earthquakes took a lot out of him
>>5533007"Another job well done." Kaku walks away into the sunset...
The dough and one of the revivers blown away from the target lands in Blind's fluff, while one of the sashes lazily drifts over it. Bind doesn't notice, he's too busy stumbling around at critical health.
We return to today’s Insomnia quest line…Rising from the depths, battered and having inhaled what would probably have been a dangerously lethal amount of toxic fumes, the group escaped the hellish encounter of the Sulfuric Caves. It felt like days without the grace of sunlight (which was probably only about a couple of hours at best) as they trudged back to the caravan, followed by the feral Toxapex. Rounding the last bend to the waiting carts, you can see the effect of having blocked off the underground vents has had on the surface. Their once voluminous output has petered out to a pitiful puff. You can all cross now without having your lungs melted! Huzzah!You can see Mawile waiting for you, leaning against the cart. She smirks with both mouths, walking up to the group. “You all look like in rough shape…” she states. But as fast as the look of amusement appeared, it’s gone, as she quickly pinches her nose. “...and smell worse… look. The river’s a bit calmer here. How about you all wash off, and you can tell me the story of why a feral decided to tag along.”The Toxapex simply stares at all of you.Your choices:>Yeah, I need a quick wash...>It's not that bad, I swear...>Interact with the Toxapex.>[Player write-in]
>>5540973"No kidding!">Charles replies to Mawile"And yes, the little one seems to have taken a liking to us!">Charles gestures to the toxapex"Now if you excuse me...">Yeah, I need a quick wash...
>>5540973Vee... isn't that bad-looking, but he could still use a bath or two.>Yeah, I need a quick wash..."I didn't bring my Pecha Shampoo... How can I bathe without it?"He brings a paw to his scarf, pulling another scarf out from inside of it. "I have this, at least." It's a Pecha Scarf! Smells nice.
>>5540973>Wake up>slowly turn to the toxapexwe'll call it a truce, okay?
>>5540973>>Yeah, I need a quick wash..."I would love to tell you all about it but there's actually nothing to tell, no idea what it wants. I need water..." Kaku drops into the river, surrendering to the current.
>>5540973>time to spawnPoli exits the cart also. "Good morning."...it is not morning.
>>5540985Morning.>cast has no idea what time it is, probably having a concussion from being scalded last episode of insomnia
>>5540973>Yeah, I need a quick wash...Miserable after being covered in acid, Citrine meanders over to the river, drops his bag, and hops in, falling over on purpose to wash his rocky surface. "Ugh..." he mumbles.
>>5540973"Shut up">It's not that bad, i swear
>>5540973>Sable quickly hides from the Mawile>Yeah, I need a quick wash...I can feel the sulfur merging with my very soul. I must be cleansed.
>>5540978>>5540981>>5540984>>5540992The water is colder than you'd prefer it to be, but it helps to keep your mind away from the whole debacle from down below. Soon enough, your body gets used to the temperature and the fresh water removes the impurities and grime of the adventure. You can all see Kaku partially submerged and floating, twirling around at the mercy of the river. Thankfully it seems to be lazy. Citrine, on the other hand, looks like he'd be right at home with the rocky bank of the river. Except he's blue and red. If the colors matched, it would work out.Mawile turns to Kaku. "So it just started following you? I've heard of stranger things, I'll say. Ferals are a weird bunch.">>5540982It lifts the front tentacles further up to look at Castform. "...toxaaaa..." it replies, now staring at him without a visible expression of emotion.>>5540985>>5540988Mawile turns around, confused. "Where'd you...?" She looks up, checking the sky. "It's the afternoon. Anyway, we're ready to keep going now that the poison smoke is gone.">>5540993She chuckles, walking up to the rear cart and hopping to it. Mawile gives a look back to Astor as she boards. "Look, it's up to you, I'm not your mother."
>>5540998"Sure"He decides to take a bath too now
>>5540998Thank you....now to get cleaned up.>Cast unsets sun! promptly dropping the shell, some remaining acid and the suphur off himself. that's probably going to poison the soil.feels weird to do that... being normal type is uncomfortable>Cast re-sets sun! this time without all that stuff on him.
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>5540998Vee is scrubbing himself using the sweet, pink, berry-scented scarf. It is not the most effective, but not not very effective either."Rivers are neat."
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>5540998"Don't worry about it." Poli reassures Mawile in the least reassuring manner possible. The things we sacrifice for convenience.>>5541003"Permit me to assist you." Poli offers. He uses Scald... hopefully he remembered to tone the pressure down. And haet.
>>5541004"Oh, yeah, you can do whatever, Poli." Vee is in for a treat. His trust in the frog is not misplaced.
>>5540998>Sable cleans his soul... body? Is there a difference when you're a ghost?
Rolled 19 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>5540998>Charles leaves the water, all cleaned up!"Aaaah, much better.">Charles moves over to the toxapex and smiles"Hello little one!">He tries to make friends!( +3 Friendship)
>>5540998"brbrbrbrbr..." Kaku is swiftly wasting all of his precious oxygen, so he turns around."Gah! Oh wonderful liquid, take me away..."
>>5540998Citrine stands and leaves the river, grabbing his bag on the way, and stands in the sun Castform's set, to both dry off and charge up Ashe tilts his head to the sky. Doesn't seem like he feels up to chatting.
>>5541000Astor is cleansed by the river's waters, convinced to join his friends. His feathers do end up waterlogged, but at least there is no longer any gunk stuck to him!>>5541002Castform has returned to normal. Well, technically his definition of normal would be a "Water-Type," but alas, he is no longer carrying sulfur with him.>>5541003>>5541004>>5541006As Vee attempts to make do with his limited supplies of personal hygiene, Poli rolls up to offer his services and comedic timing. Vee is blasted by a column of boiling water. The heat is so intense that it completely destroys anything that could've been considered dirt!>Vee was Burned!The intensity of the move also set him alight. Despite being in the cold water.>>5541009>>5541018Everyone in the water next to Vee can feel the temperature substantially warmed up from the chilly cool it originally was! It's pleasant. Not for Vee, though. He's on fire.>>5541010Toxapex notes the approaching dragon. It crawls closer and pats him on the leg after receiving a warm smile. "...toxatoxa..." it vocalizes, nodding. Perhaps it has recognized the gesture of friendship?>>5541026Citrine takes advantage of the harsher sunlight to regain both his energy and remove any excess water.Your choices:>That's enough washing for now. I'm good to keep going!>The water feels great! I don't mind staying a little longer.
>>5541029"All clean."Objectively true! Unless you count the status effect. Poli gets to trying to mop up the excess water.
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>5541029>That's enough washing for now. I'm good to keep going!That's enough. Uh... Vee, you should... go underwater for a second. >Sable splashes some not-going-to-burn-you water on Vee to extinguish him
>>5541029Stern is existing right now.He's currently cleaning himself, as best as possible.
>>5541029"AaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!" Vee screams as he's burned. "...THANKS POLI!" he verbally sends his appreciations to the frog for his support as he thrashes around a bit and catches his breath after having it violently spooked out of him, despite him fully expecting this outcome. After a few moments, he dunks himself under the water and comes back up.>>5541034"Woo! Haah! H-Hehe..!" He is still steaming, literally. Mentally, he's feeling alright. "Thanks!" He is spotless, perfect.
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>5541029>Cast now vibes
>>5541029>Charles smiles wider!"Heh heh! Pleasure to make your acquaintance! My name is Charles!">Charles moves over to the wagon and forms a makeshift ramp with his body "Care to climb aboard?"
>>5541037"Stern! Can you flame me a bit please?"
>>5541038>Charles glances over to the scream"Vee? Are you all right over there?"
>>5541043probably a bad idea! try tailwinding yourself!
>>5541029>>That's enough washing for now. I'm good to keep going!Satisfied, Kaku swims back to land and does a quick DL to dry. "Well! That was on the top 5 of worst experiences in my life. Lets all agree to never speak of this ever again!"
>>5541038"Clean." Poli repeats, then processes the fact that he has caused a burn. "...oh. right. Temperature... oops.">>5541049"Wanna talk about it?"
>>5541047"Good idea!"Astor tailwinds the water away (?)
>>5541029>I'm good to keep going!Theo is waiting by the caravan, laying on his back and flailing his limbs. He turns to Mawile and mewls something in wild-speak."So! Where to next, Mawile?"He rolls onto his paws, waving his tail and head side to side.
>>5541046"I'm- Good!" He is shaking a bit.Vee was hurt by his Burn! "Ow!">>5541051"All good, I don't need a bath now!" He seems positive about it.
>>5541051"You couldn't threaten me at gunpoint to even THINK about it, that's how much I wanna talk!"
>>5541029>I'm good to keep going!Refreshed, Citrine rejoins the group with a more positive demeanor. "We good to put all this behind us?">>5541049"Oh, amen to that."
>>5541034>>5541036>>5541038Poli, after performing the epic feat that he failed to accomplish during battle, starts mopping the stone. Vee, supported by Sable's efforts, flees into the water to stop burning. While just a little crispy, there is no longer any dirt on him. Maybe also some fur, but let's not talk about that.>>5541037He cleans himself, getting anything that shouldn't be there, off of his large frame.>>5541040>>5541042>>5541049The Toxapex blinks and wordlessly follows, clambering on the dragon and entering the cart interior with a level of apprehension or curiosity. It reminds you of a cat inspecting something new for the first time. If the cat was a poisonous water creature, that is.While Cast vibes and Kaku dries, Mawile peers back out, sidestepping the Toxapex with a confused look. "Still haven't told me about what went down there. It took all of you quite a while.">>5541051>>5541060"What the frog said," Mawile says, joining in. She raises a brow at Theodore. "I still don't speak that. Hey, think you got a clue?" she asks the Toxapex.It gives a lazy glance in response. "...pex...">>5541065>>5541069Mawile frowns, disappointed. "Not even a little bit?"As the group finishes cleaning up, they all board back onto the caravan. As they walk along the chasm's walls, they can see the cracks and natural vents that score the wall next to them. The entire thing looked to be a trap waiting to completely blast someone with noxious gas! There's also still the lingering smell of toxic stink in the air, but it's bearable and really only a passing thought. The cart's wheels creak and rumble as they pass over the uneven surface. Soon enough, they'll be out of here.
>>5541073>with cast on the cart, he's just watching the passing outsideI wonder what's next, certainly been a trip. could say a bizzare adventure.
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>5541073>Sable keeps his eyes on the road ahead, looking for anything unusual.Does anyone know any good trail songs or something?
>>5541073"Well, let's get going!"Stern hums a little tune.
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>5541073"Oh! Sorry about that Mawile. We encountered a lot of feral Pokémon further into the cave.">He rubs the back of his neck"It was quite the fight! Enough that our little Toxapex decided to follow us!">While explaining, Charles keeps a listen with his antennae on the surroundings
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>5541073"I'm going to scout ahead"Astor takes off, looking for possible ambushes or trouble
>>5541073>She raises a brow at Theodore. "I still don't speak that. Hey, think you got a clue?" she asks the Toxapex.Theodore's eye lids twitch. He looks around for something to smash, but it wouldn't do him any good. The Stufful hops onto the cart in a huff.Theodore's sourness is plain and evident- it seems unnatural, working against his doll-like features. He spots the feral besides him and mewls."Hey you. You're finally here. You were trying to defend your cave right? Walked into a party ambush."
>>5541073"You should have been there if you didn't want to be left out, Mawile! Be grateful you got sit around while we swam in sulfur..."
>>5541073>>5541088"Aw, what? How come YOU get to swim in sulfur? That's so laaaaame...!" Poli whines.
>>5541073Vee approaches the cart to rest and tend to his burns. "I'm gonna take a little break. Try not to get into trouble without me, okay?" Vee alerts his friends that he will be unavailable for a while. Vee is hurt by his Burn! "Ow!"Into the cart he goes!
>>5541073"Not in the slightest.">>5541090"I'd gladly have traded places with you, Poli."
>>5541075>>5541081Stern hums his little tune to pass the time as the group is gathered in the carts. The Toxapex is occasionally moving around and pushing boxes around. Cast wonders what else the world has to throw at them...>>5541076>>5541083"So there were ferals roaming around down there?" Mawile repeats. "I can't imagine anything but Poison-Types wanting to put up with all that shit. Well, scratch that. Maybe a Steel-Type would, but they wouldn't choose to live there."In the corner of Sable's view, he catches a weird sight, tucked behind almost natural boulders on the other side of the riverbank. If he wasn't such a rock enthusiast, it might've gone over his head! But not this, 'mon. It looks like someone was trying to hide something here. Charles also manages to pick up on the abnormality, making good note of something strange beyond what those rocks conceal.>>5541086Astor takes off, but he's clearly going much too fast to make sense of anything he might be scouting. To everyone else, it just seems like an excuse to stretch his wings after being stuck underground for so long.>>5541087The Toxapex stops trying to figure out what the boxes are supposed to be and looks at Theodore. "Toxapex. Toxatoxa..." it replies. Unlike the Stufful, most of the vocalizations are just gibberish and don't mean anything.>>5541088>>5541090>>5541095"Well, that's something more substantial. Yes, I am grateful I didn't have to do that!" Mawile exclaims, laughing. "But sometimes as adventurers, we go where others don't want to. Get the job done. Doesn't mean I always have to, though...">>5541092Vee is still burning, apparently.
>>5541098>Sable points to the abnormal food. I mean rocks.Hey, any of you guys see that? Should we investigate that or something?
>>5541098"Nothing ahead, it's safe!"
>>5541098"I'm fairly certain most of them were poison types yes.">Charles nods"I feel even steel types wou-">>5541100"Hm. Yes, I think I hear something beyond those rocks too."
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>5541104We should probably check that out before we pass it. Here, I'll go take a closer look.>>5541098>Sable approaches, watching for anything out of the ordinary.
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>5541098>>5541106"Wait for me!">Charles sleuths as well!"
>>5541098>cast continues his thoughts... not much else to do
>>5541106>>5541098"Hey, I'll come with!"
>>5541098Theo clenches his jaw tight, pressure building, eliciting a low rumble synonymous with a rising anger. Is it mocking him with its gibberish? Is this some kind of joke that he left out of? Why was everyone ignoring him? Can't they understand his poke-speak?A part of him knew that he shouldn't be upset. They didn't understand. They were all pokemon nw anid maent tat hah,dladk. . . .Theo slams him his head into the caravan wall, it hurt less than the pressure beneath his skull.
>>5541116"Did anyone else hear that?"
>>5541103Astor hasn't spotted anything! Maybe there isn't anything out there to spot... or is there?>>5541100>>5541104>>5541106Mawile makes note and squints at the strange thing Sableye and Charles have pointed out. She crosses between the carts and knocks against the wood to tell the Meganium and Mudsdale to stop. Sableye hops over, wading and swimming through the river. He almost gets swept away due to his gemlin stature, but he makes it across without any more complications. He is shortly joined by Charles, who is less inconvenienced by the water. The pair inspect the rocks and its surroundings. It's clear these boulders have been dragged back and forth to cover this spot multiple times. Between the gaps, the thing that catches their attention the most is the glimmering purple light.Just what exactly is behind here...?>>5541114Stern hops off, interested in what they might have found.>>5541116Theodore is experiencing a mental crisis after the Toxapex 'spoke' to him. The Toxapex, meanwhile, has lost interest and has gone back to messing with the supply boxes, still trying to figure them out. It's not used to this environment.
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>5541121"What is that?""Let's get a closer look.">Charles attempts to move one of the rocks out of the way!
Rolled 5 (1d6)>>5541121Rolling to spawn(purple rock stop)
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>5541121Ooooh... shiny!>Sable looks at the purple light, hoping it's a tasty rock!
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>5541121"Doing a second run!"Astor is back again in the sky
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>5541121>>5541123>>5541125Stern wades through the water."Hey, whatcha' guys find?"Roll for smelling?
>>5541120The Stufful lets out an angry, embittered cry in response. Whipping it head around at Charles, flailing its limbs at him.The plush doll is trembling and breathing heavy, going between a look of upset and shame, between curling into corner quietly and screaming at Charles.
>>5541121"Hmm? Wassut? What are we stopping for?"
>>5541133>Charles cranes his neck around to see Theo upset!>He'll check on him when they return to the wagon
>>5541121"Whatcha got there?" Poli joins up with the others. He... doesn't seem very interested in actually checking.>>5541135"I hope it's a smoothie!"
>>5541123>>5541125>>5541129Charles attempts to shove one of the boulders out of the way, but fails to actually move it. His grip shifts and the rock is repositioned just a bit off to the right. As Sableye is enamored by the strange appearance, he quickly realizes it's not the natural look of the rocks to be purple. Rather, there's light coming from the inside. Embarrassingly, he did almost try to eat a normal boulder.Stern, however, quickly notes something is off. Instead of the lingering sulfur smell and rather dead wind of the bottom of the chasm, there's almost a strange breeze permeating the area. Almost like there might be a forest...? But that can't be right...>>5541135Mawile points at the three guild members currently messing with the rocks. "Go and ask them. Clearly they found something important enough to just hop off.">>5541133The Toxapex passes by, leaving the area. It seems it is bothered by the strange commotion and action from the Stufful's freak-out. Theodore seems to have been hit critically by the other feral's actions!
>>5541147"Hey, I kinda smell a forest? That's weird. Any idea what that's about, guys?"
Rolled 8 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>5541147Wait... oh, even better, it must be a geode! Gimme!>Sable tries to crack open the outer shell and get to the totally-a-geode center (+2 excavation/geology?)
>>5541147Theo growls and climbs out of the cart to join the group. It tries to check what the commotion is.
>>5541147Citrine wanders over to the rocky area. One might say he has a natural affinity with rocks. "What's up with this?" he questions.>>5541150"...huh?"
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>5541147>>5541152"Do watch your teeth Sable!">Charles looks to one of the other rock and tries to open it using Acid Spray!"Let's see if we can crack one of these open..."
>>5541147"Sigh, lets see..." Kaku walks over without crossing the river and watches whatever they are doing. "You guys found something?"
>>5541152>>5541155Together, the both of them shatter one of the boulders blocking the way. To Sable's dismay, it's no geode. Just a simple large boulder. However, they have created an opening to peer further into what they were moved to block. It seems there's a whole tunnel in here, with a glowing purple light at the end of it.>>5541138Poli is loitering around the area, smoothie-less. What a loiterer! >>5541153>>5541154>>5541160The Stufful has left the cart to figure out where everyone else has gone, followed shortly by a Gigalith and Grimmsnarl.Citrine can also see, now that he's much closer, the boulders were not originally supposed to be here. The rocky bank of the river is gouged by it being moved back and forth.
>>5541162"Whoa, should we tell the others about this...?"
>>5541162"...hmm. These rocks are not a natural formation. At all. Should we punch through?"
>>5541162"Well that's concerning.">>5541163"Yes. Yes we should.">>5541160"Yeah!">Charles yells"Some kind of purple glowing cave!"
Rolled 15 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>5541162Huh... well, might as well see where this goes.>Sable tunnels through the already-existing tunnel using Dig. (+2 excavation)
>>5541162Stufful huffs and simply marches inside, using Tackle to simply phase through Sableye by abusing his own typing.
>>5541162>>5541165"...oh. You... Did, already," Citrine says as he looks slightly to the left. "uh. Ignore me."
>>5541166"UUGH, do we really wanna spend more time in caves now?!"
>>5541174>Charles shrugs"On one hand I agree with you, on the other, my curiosity is getting the better of me."
>>5541162>>5541174"I hope there's more sulfur." Poli joins in....You should probably NOT hope that!
>>5541163>>5541166>>5541173>>5541174>>5541182>>5541189There is an opening created by Charles and Sableye, large enough for the group to enter to. It also seems Sableye and Theodore are going full steam ahead and have gone into the strange area!Your choices:>Follow them, quickly.>We should at least tell the others...>[Player write-in]>>5541167>>5541172I'm not actually sure what Theodore is trying to do, but he has joined Sableye in his personal tunnel as he tunnels through the tunnel. Since there's not much already obstructing them, they quickly reach the end of the area. Together, they stare at a gap in reality. Smoke coils around the edges as they stare at a shimmering portal and a starlit forest behind it. Beyond the glassy surface of the gateway illuminating their surroundings, an intricate dark mark has scored the cave's floor, and nearby there are some discarded black hoods.
>>5541192>Follow them, quickly.Not wanting to be left behind, and attempting to make sure the two are safe, Citrine follows behind Sable and Theo without a second thought.
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>5541192...Uh, did we just find a cult hangout? Man, I haven't seen one of these since I walked in the wrong conference room in college.>Sable takes a look around
>>5541192>>We should at least tell the others..."Oh dear...""I'll go tell the others. You all go on.">Charles heads back to the caravan
>>5541195"I hope they have brunch!" It... is still not morning. In the meantime, however...>>5541192>>5541195>We should at least tell the others..."Shouldn't everyone come check this out?"He joins Charles.
>>5541192>We should at least tell the others..."I'm gonna tell the others, first!"Stern speeds off."Guys, we found a tunnel!"
>>5541192>Follow them, quickly."Oh great, guess this is what we are spending the day in..." Kaku ventures into the unknown
>>5541192FOMO strikes Astor>Follow them quickly
>>5541192>>5541200>Charles...catches up!"What Stern said.">Charles points to the fire pig"We found these rocks glowing purple. Sable and I broke though and found it."
>>5541194>>5541195>>5541202>>5541207Citrine walks down the tunnel normally, making note of the slightly smaller tunnel Sable created. He eventually reunites with the two, inspecting their surroundings. Kaku also makes it through without any problems. It seems this tunnel was made to be easily traversed by anyone. Astor noticed the commotion from his elevated position and dives. He's not being left behind!Sable is already hard at work, picking out the strange area. Aside from the discarded hoods, there are also piles of discarded wooden sticks, all of them burnt at one end. Some of the sticks (what you think are actually torches) are clearly taller than others. Those hoods are also pretty familiar...>>5541197>>5541198>>5541200>>5541208Mawile looks up. "A tunnel with rocks glowing purple? Behind all of that?" she hums, hopping off. "Alright, I'm interested enough. Lead the way."
>>5541214"Just across the way here.">Charles shows Mawile the path back to the rocks"Seems the others have gone in already."
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>5541214Hey, you guys think this is a secret hideout for that darkness-worshipping cult? I mean, it COULD be another cult, but what are the odds of that, right? Let's see, maybe they've left some sacrilegious iconography in the laundry.>Sable searches the hoods
>>5541214Citrine stares at the portal, feeling apprehensive. "Is this what I think it is?"
>>5541214"Yeah, over here!"Stern shows the way, with Charles."C'mon, let's enter!"
>>5541214"Uhh, what? Did we just stumble into our objective by coincidence? Well I'll be..." Kaku then notices the very visible portal. "Alright then, I'll wager it's up to me to take the initiative." He puts a hand through, just to test.
>>5541218>>5541222Following the group back to the opening, Mawile stares at the boulders as she passes by them, her adventuring instincts kicking in. She takes the lead. "Looks like a couple of 'mons really didn't want anyone else stumbling here." Ducking under the opening as she makes her way through, she eventually meets up with the group at the portal. "What the hell is that?"She notices the blackened marks on the ground and rushes over, brushing a hand over them. "That's... hm... how?">>5541220>>5541221>>5541225Citrine looks into the portal, staring at some sort of forest. The sky is a mix of deep violet and a vibrant purple. Almost like the entire thing was trapped in an eternal twilight. The lack of proper light seemed to make the entire thing give off an eerie yet mystical presence. How could such a thing exist here?Kaku presses his hand against the portal. It's almost like trying to push through watery glass. However, he is successful and forces the hand through. He almost falls right through, righting himself in time to not tumble head-first into the mystery portal. Kaku's hand feels a cool forest breeze tickling the hairs.As Sableye turns each of the hoods over, he notes the very familiar emblems of the cultists they met a long while ago. The cloaks also seem to have been here a while, too, if the dust on them indicates anything.
>>5541242"Kaku, I'm not sure if you should... hmm. It SEEMS right..."
>>5541242"It's magic!" Poli answers Mawile. Probably poorly. "Should we also enter?"
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>5541242"What have you found Mawile?">Charles asks, as he keeps an antennae out for anything of interest in the immediate area
>>5541242"Maybe it's a MAGIC forest! That's awesome!"
>>5541242>>5541249"I don't see any other way so, we gotta get over it at one point!" Kaku takes a step and crosses!
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>5541242Astor looks for any loot on the ground
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>5541242I think they've been gone a long time, the level of dust is insane on these things.>Sable takes a look at the black marks
>>5541251>>5541254>>5541260As Citrine warns Kaku with even some uncertainty in his voice, the Grimmsnarl steps through, pushing his body through the portal. It feels like trying to squeeze your entire body through a pinhole, except all at once! Kaku flops through, stumbling to the ground and on top of the waving purple grass. Everything here smells of forest and teems with an almost fae-like aura, a far cry from the dusty cave he was standing in just moments ago. The far distance is fogged over, making it glow and impossible to see any deeper into the forest.Looking behind him, he can see the shimmering appearance of Citrine and Stern, but not much else. What is this place?>>5541263Astor misses that there is a stick behind him and kicks it up as if it were a carelessly strewn rake. It hits him in the beak! -50HP!>>5541251>>5541253>>5541265"I guess you could call it magic," Mawile replies, dragging her hand across the surface. "I've never seen it scored so deep, nor it opened for so long." She looks up. "Someone made a Magnagate here, and it's still connected on the other end."Sableye has also walked over to inspect the marks. He can feel that there is something more to it. As if someone carved into a vein of the world.
>>5541271"Magnagate? What's that...?"
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>5541271Astor quickly moves to the side, trying to not look suspicious
>>5541271Poli nods. "Magic.">>5541272"It's... um, a fancy portal, to put it simply. I think." Poli tries to summarize.
>>5541271Wait, are leylines a thing? This feels like it's messing with the earth itself, like on a spiritual level, you know? I uh... I think we should erase this thing.
>>5541271>>5541272"I'm with Stern. That's a new term for me.">>5541275"Ah, I see! Thank you, Poli.">>5541276"Perhaps we should wait until the others get out?"
>>5541278Wait, someone went in that thing? That wasn't a very good idea, but yeah we should at least get them outta there before we lock the door, so to speak.
>>5541272>>5541275>>5541276>>5541278Mawile looks up from her inspection to answer Stern. "You won't see them very often. Outlawed by the Federation and all that. They're not something even we try to mess with. And the Expedition Society has gone to places where others definitely shouldn't go."She snaps to Sableye. "They tap into the leylines and bridge two points between them. But we have no idea where this is going or if it's even safe to close it! Magnagates don't naturally stay open this long. They're also supposed to CLOSE after the Entercards traverse through it.">>5541284"Wait, what!? Who went in?" Mawile shouts, spinning to face the portal.
>>5541271>>5541284"I was thinking we go in as a group maybe? Isn't this what we're here for?"
>>5541286"Uh, someone went in? That's not good."
>>5541286>Sable shrinks from the Mawile, inching closer to CharlesNo, I'm telling you, something about this thing feels extremely wrong, like it's messing with things that shouldn't be messed with.>>5541289Dude, I'm not going into some weird cult's fantasy-land! They've probably got torturously bad music and really crappy pizza again, and I'm not re-enacting that experience! Just get them outta there and let's close this thing before it gets any worse!
>>5541286>>5541293"How asinine! Forbidden magics should be explored." Poli counters....he doesn't even enter yet.
>>5541286>>5541291"Kaku went in, yes," Citrine says neutrally. "He'll be back.">>5541293"They'll just open another, though, no? Then we'll have wasted time."
>>5541297I'm talking about our guys, not theirs! Leave those creepers in there, for all I care!
>>5541296Mawile scoffs. "There's a reason why it's banned. 'Mons kept going in and never coming out the other end they were supposed to appear from. It kept happening too often, so the Federation stepped in and started confiscating all of them.">>5541291>>5541297>>5541298"Quickly try and get him out of there before it becomes a one way trip! Magnagates are only supposed to go in a single direction!" Mawile looks over to Sableye as she approaches the portal. "Who are you talking about, anyway? Cult? Did they do this?"
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>5541304"Precisely why I must study it!" Poli declares, approaching the portal and... looking really hard at it.Maybe he can find a solution? Probably not...
>>5541304Yeah there's some new cult that hates light, wants to get rid of the sun. They've done at least 5 kidnappings, and then they threw me into their weird dimension of pure darkness where I couldn't see, which usually means that it's some special mystical thing where it's like... soul-smoke or something. I dunno, it doesn't make sense to me, their whole thing just seems self-destructive.
>>5541298"But the creeps WANT TO be there, and we're supposed to be stopping them, right? And wouldn't they have a way out if they wanted?">>5541304"What he said, mostly. We're kind of pursuing them."
>>5541313Like I said, they're clearly self-destructive, moreso than the average drug-addled college student, if they wanna sacrifice themselves to their dark god or whatever I say let'em! We should just lock the door and trap them in, cuz from the level of dust around here, they ain't comin' back!
>>5541319"Not coming back this way, no, Sable, but think about it. What if they're doing something serious? I'm not one to sit around and ignore things, potentially letting them get worse. And I thought you wouldn't be, either, background and whatnot."
>>5541319"I feel an incredibly strong desire to cause you physical harm." Clearly, a nerve was touched.
>>5541307>>5541309>>5541313>>5541319Poli is only able to determine it is a glassy portal. Magnagates are beyond him, clearly.Mawile shakes her head. "They usually always are." She points back to Poli. "Careful! I don't know if you'll get stuck in there just like that 'Kaku!'" she exclaims."You're attempting to go after them?" Mawile asks, backing away from the center of the Magnagate. "Look. I think your friend is already stuck in that thing. And yes, Magnagates will eventually spit you out wherever the leyline ends." She sighs. "You'll probably have to go after him if you're trying to catch those weirdos. The most I can do is make sure this end doesn't just suddenly collapse.""It's not as simple as 'locking this door,' Sableye. Magnagates are complex and I barely even understand them. There used to be this pair who dedicated their lives to studying them, but they vanished one day. If the best can mess up, we'd be over our heads, dammit!" Mawile replies. "Your friend is in that thing, too."What will Lost Hope do now, faced with a strange circumstance? Hop into the unknown portal to hopefully find those nasty cultists? Find out next time...+100EXP and +500P. Thanks for being here today, everyone.
>>5541325I'm not ignoring it, I'm telling you to get Kaku out of there so we can close the fucking thing and trap whatever they're doing in there! I'm not equipped for this right now, I'm not gonna just jump into the deepest pool of shit I've seen in a month and a half, here!>>5541326Don't hate me 'cuz I'm right.>>5541328Do you think we can get a rope and lasso him out?
January is historically a busy month for me irl. Apologies, but I'll be out of the picture tonight as well.
We return to today’s Insomnia quest line…The swirling cloud of energy and window-like portal wavers in front of you, foreboding and inviting at the same time. How could it be possible such a thing existed all on its own? One of you have already stepped through, and they seem fine… but there’s no going back the way they came. The only choice is to move forward and hope for the best in this strange land.On the other side of the portal, the forest is certainly an abnormal sight, covered in the light fog. Shrouded in the darkness and purple light of the forever-twilight and a glittering starry sky, it’s clearly a place that shouldn’t exist in normal reality. A Mystery Dungeon, perhaps? >You feel as if you are being watched.Mawile is looking around, concerned, mumbling about how this went against everything she knew about Magnagates. It’s clear none of you have the expertise to shutter the portal permanently. Not to mention the fact that it was already an aberration. Also, you wouldn’t close it while your friends were in there, right?Chapter 38: Insomnia! - The Dreamer's ForestYour choices:>Enter the portal.
>>5549001Brock appears from somewhere, probably taking a nap, and walks into the portal."Whoa! Tubular portal bros! Wonder where it goes."
>>5549001“Quick! We’ve got to get after them before that…that portal or whatever closes!”>Charles makes for the dimensional opening!
Rolled 2 (1d6)>>5549001Rolling to spawn(Dreamer's Forest)
>>5549001Ugh... Kaku's gonna owe me more than a few gemstones after this shit.>Sable clutches his pendant and jumps through the portal.
>>5549001"I guess we have no choice, we go in!"Without hesitation, he enters.
>>5549001>stare at the portaluh... hey sable do y->>5549008...oh, well danger it is!>fly in!
>>5549001"I'm ready to face the consequences of my actions!" Vee happily leaps for the portal without a second thought. It's time for adventure! Hopefully he will not get meat-grinded by this strange portal.
>>5549001"SERENE HELL! I CAN FINALLY DIE!!"Tintoretto jumps in without a second thought only to be disappointed that he is not in fact dead.
>>5549001Citrine steps through the portal without hesitation, feeling confident that this was what the party was here for.
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>5549001"Huh, nice atmosphere... The others are really taking their sweet time.">Rolling perception?
Before you all enter, you can hear Mawile call out to all of you that she would monitor everything on this end and make sure nothing happened.>>5549004>>5549005>>5549008>>5549011>>5549012>>5549014>>5549015>>5549016Stepping through to the other side reveals the full scope of the forest and its ethereal glory. And particularly for the Dark-Types of the party, the entire forest feels like it might be out to get them, while also evoking the feeling that everything is just as real as a desert mirage. What a strange feeling.Currently, you are in a grassy clearing tinted a shade of purple, with the dark trees looming all around. The trunks of the pines are so close together there is no clambering through... except where the trees directly ahead of the portal clear a path for everyone to comfortably move through. Clearly, it's urging you to go forward.>>5549032Kaku is able to perceive that something ahead is not right. At least, it won't be alright for whoever steps through first. He's not sure how to properly put the feeling of "specified uneasy premonition targeted at one person" into words. But someone has to walk forward. There are no other ways.
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>5549044"Whoa, pretty dark here isn't it?"Stern lightly flares up his flames in an attempt to brighten up the area.
>>5549044Poli's here too. He seems to have been one of the last few through the portal.
Rolled 15 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>5549044“My word!”>Charles gazes around at the new scene!>He knees down to inspect the purple tinted grass“Is this actually purple grass or…”>Roll to inspect the funky grass!> +2 Gardening?
>>5549044Oh how easy would it be for those in the sane of mind would follow such path!This insane creature decides to just run deep into the woods, maybe he'll finally find the long lost ball.
>>5549044>Cast readies his inner solaire and sets sun.we need some light in here.
>>5549044"This doesn't look the Grass Continent. It doesn't really look like anywhere, actually!" Vee presses a paw onto the grass, feeling his weight on it. "Think we'll find anything dangerous here?"Vee looks around curiously.
>>5549053“Well, I would hope not, but I have no doubt we will.”>Charles says as he inspects the grass
>>5549053>>5549054don't worry, they're no match for us!
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>5549044Oooh this feels awful. Y-you guys are gonna get me killed if you keep doing this...>Sable tries to make himself a smaller target by keeping his limbs close to his body. He also looks around, looking for anything that would hurt him.
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>5549044"Kinda feels like a dream. Far out!"Brock tries to imagine and materialize an ice cream cone in his hand as if he were lucid dreaming.
>>5549044"This is definitely an unnatural path... uh... all of this is a little fucked."
>>5549054>>5549056"I hope there's a LOT of danger, actually. I wanna get into fights, sneak around, explore stuff. This place is cool!">>5549057"You can just dig all the way back home if we find any Sable-eating monsters. Maybe you could bring something back to eat."
>>5549056“Heh heh! Well said Storm Brother!”
>>5549044"So... This place feels, uhh, kinda threatening actually..." Kaku stays in place.
>>5549063N-nothing feels right in this place, Vee. The grass, the trees, the ground... It's... it's all wrong.
>>5549066“What makes you say that?”>>5549063“Oh Vee. Ever the trouble seeker!”>Charles smiles!
>>5549047The Emboar's flames burst to life, washing the entire area in purple-blue hue. It seems that despite his best efforts, he can only illuminate the immediate area. While they can see just a bit better, it just seems to amplify the anxiousness present.>>5549050Pressing a hand against the grass and feeling the individual blades of grass makes him think this is nothing but your normal forest grass, thin and voluminous. It makes you think the sky is making everything feel different.>>5549051Tintoretto tries to leave by taking an alternate route! He immediately finds himself back in the same clearing with everyone else, almost as if he had never left. How could that be possible?>>5549052Nothing happens.>>5549057Sableye looks around as it feels like a thousand eyes meeting his crystalline gaze. Every shadow seems like it wants to jump at him and chomp him right up.>>5549058Brock's hand feels unnaturally cold.Your choices:>Take the path forward. Beware of who goes first.
>>5549074Tintoretto cries not knowing where to go.
>>5549071"If you're worried, then I'll go first!">>5549074Vee waltzes up ahead in stride. He's ready for anything! Maybe.
>>5549074>>Take the path forward. Beware of who goes first.“Well, the grass is normal at least.”>Charles gets up, seeing the path ahead“Seems we have our direction. Shall we?”>Charles starts walking to the path
>>5549074>>5549076>Sable grabs Vee and pulls him backN-no! Vee, th-they're watching us. I can FEEL them looking at us!
>>5549074>>5549076"Wow! That's very brave of you." Poli compliments....he's trying to stick around at the very back of the metaphorical line.
>>5549072"S'just a feeling I got...">>5549076"HeyheyHE- Vee, wait up!"
>>5549075>Charles turns!“Tintoretto? What’s the matter buddy?”
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>5549078"Let them look! I've got plenty to show off if they try to spook us!" Vee is armed to the veeth in useless items.>>5549079"Thanks!">>5549080"Hm?" Vee slows his walk slightly.>>5549076Roll, if needed.
>>5549074>>5549076"Radical, it is kinda like a dream!" Brock does not elaborate why he has come to this conclusion and simply decides to follow Vee.>Take the path forward.
>>5549076"Vee, wait for us!"
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>5549074>Cast, feeling like he's prepared the sun opens his eyes to a... brightened...wait... that didn' work? h-how didn't that work?>remaining normal type, he moves to be behind citrine.something REALLY isn't right here.>>5549083Vee, wait! I'm going to test something before we risk anyone>Cast tries to drop a thunder ahead! not to attack anything, just to see if it'll fizzle out
>>5549074Citrine walks down the path behind Brock, looking around at the surroundings and trying to fight down his own uneasiness."...I don't like this. At all," he mutters, using Iron Defense.
>>5549084Stern, seeing Vee slow down, starts to follow his bro-tastic leader."It kinda IS like a dream... I wonder if there's any unique foods here."
>>5549082"WHERE DO I GO??? I DON'T WANT TO BE TRAPPED!!! I DON'T WANT TO BE TRAPPED IN THE MOON!!"
>>5549074>>5549083"Just... Don't get too far." Now, Kaku takes the path forward.
>>5549094“Heh heh. Not quite the moon my friend.”>Charles offers a shoulder or a top hat to perch on!“Come on! Let’s go with the others!”
>>5549094He continues out a sob as he collapses to the ground. Tears streaming down his face, his voice cracked with despair; broken as he cried out in hopelessness.
>>5549096"Oh, okay." Vee seems to acknowledge the seemingly genuine concern. Seeing that a couple others have passed him, he continues walking, no longer so far up front.
>>5549098>Charles “hmmphs!”“Hmph!”>Charles picks up Tintoretto and follows the others“Come along now. Not leaving you here!”
>>5549090The Thunder cracks down on the path ahead, scorching the grass.>>5549084As Brock takes the lead, passing by Vee who has been held back by his friends, to the Slaking, there's some sort of invisible barrier that is passed. A chime rings through his head. >>5549075>>5549077>>5549078>>5549079>>5549083>>5549091>>5549093>>5549096>>5549083In an instant, the surrounding trees shake and shiver. The ground rumbles as it cracks and splinters, swallowing the pines whole and spitting out misshapen trees. Like a cascading ripple, the once peculiar but relatively normal forest shrivels and dies before your very eyes. Like claws of the dead reaching out from below.And as you turn to gauge the reaction of your friends, you quickly realize as you spin around in panic... there's nothing here. No one. Just you and a dead forest.For all of you, this is the same experience. You've been divided, but not yet conquered.Your choices:>Oh, I'm going to die now. Freak out!>Keep running straight, that will have to do something!>[Player write-in]
>>5549097>And just like that, Charles dragged him across the floor like a sad little ragdoll puppy flopping around as he's dragged along, leaving a trail of tears and... snot? Ghost snot? Whatever, an imprint of tears and snot in his wake. His eyes are squeezed shut, tears pouring down his face as he blubs out indecipherable nonsense. It was a pitiful sight that can leave onlookers unsure whether to laugh or feel sorry for him.
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>5549105"Oh! Bye everyone." Poli doesn't seem too upset, and just goes to start making strange sigils in the dirt...Will that even do anything? Probably not.
>>5549105>>Keep running straight, that will have to do something!“What the-?!”“Tintoretto? Sable? Vee?”>Charles calls out more names“Citrine? Stern? Dammit!”>He looks out into the dark nothingness“Can’t panic…Can’t panic!”>He runs forward!>He searches for a sign of something! Anything!
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>5549114>roll?
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>5549105"Guys? Guys!?"Stern tries to smell the others to find them.
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>5549105"Ding! Heh heh! Guess they've got a doorbell here bros." Brock looks back to where everyone used to be and frowns "Bros? Oh... Crud. Bros!? Where'd you go bros!?" >Search for bros back the way they came
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>5549105>Sable uses the power of faith?>Sable clutches his pendant and starts screamingGET BACK YOU DEMONS, AWAY FROM ME! YOU'VE TAKEN EVERYTHING THE WORLD HAD ONCE ALREADY, AND YOU STILL CLAW FOR MORE, INSATIABLE WRETCHES YOU ARE! BE FILLED WITH THE LORD'S LIGHT AND SHRIVEL ON YOUR WICKED VINES, CAST INTO OBLIVION BY HOLY JUDGEMENT! JUSTICE BE DONE, I SHALL BE HIS INSTRUMENT OF VENGEANCE ONCE MORE!>Sable is... having a moment.
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>5549105>Player write-in"...what... the fuck? Guys?"Citrine illuminates his Light Core, hoping to notice something to clue him into what the hell's going on.>roll for light strength from held item
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>5549105>Player write in>Cast is... not having a good time! he's fragile, his signature is nearly useless and he's got no fucking idea where everyone else is!>but he has one trick up his sleeve.fuck it, hope this works>Cast ascends, trying to get above the treeline to better find people
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>5549114>Tintoretto's loud cries can be heard for miles away..."Why did Benetta have to run away from me and get me arrested??">A sudden dark force takes hold of Tintoretto as he says the following...W̷̟͓̼̯̼̭̓̈́̓͊̈̋̋̑͗̈́̋͌͘Ḫ̴̡͖͍̳͖͉̯̤̠̫̠̈́̋̉̓͠Ỵ̶̰̥͇̠̺͓̦͉̺́̏̓͗ͅ ̵̡̢̭͍͓̪̞̺͙͗̃̈̌̽̀͊͂̎̑̋͘̚͝ͅD̸̛͖̐̎̐́̿̃̍͛̚Ḭ̶̱̱̿͛͑͗̌D̶̛̮̱͍͉̰͚̗̱̆͒̾͑̽̌̐̐ͅ ̷͉̞̳̰͌̎̐̃͂͒́͘͠S̵̢̧̈H̴̨̨̤͙̭̤̻͉̒́̽͌́̇͛̿͛͋̀͛̕͘̚Ȩ̸̙̝̗̙̘̥̻̩̳̭̝̙͎̍̊̾͗͂̿̽̊̀͊̎̔ ̴͚͖̤͉̉͌͌̈́̈́͆͐̇̀̇̈̕ͅĘ̶̡̨̞̻͙̫͍̼̹̥͇̮̙̖̉̓̋̽̐̌̑̂͘͜Ṡ̵̳̺̬̟̬̼̘͓̠̩̜͇̹̠͒̋̒̂̈́̃̓̀͋̋̚͝Ć̴͚̘̪̯̖͕̝̽͂̏̈̆̍̓̍͗̍̔̎͘̕̕͝A̵̮̩̳̱̖̝̤͑̈́̉͆͌̕͝P̸̢͉̞̰̼̮̞̱͕̙̤̦̫͈͈͎̎͑Ë̸̢̱̞͙̜̭͒̽̃̏͛͒̀̄̍͘͝͝͝ ̴̛̰̟͈̂̈̒́͆͒̈́́̄̈́̉̃̈́̚F̴̈͒͐̓̈͋͠͠ͅR̶̡̟̰̳̤̀̍̇̾̃̈̕̚͝͠͝Ǫ̵̩̰̓M̶̢̩͉̓͌̾̍̓͒́͗̓͘̕͜ ̵͇͓̞́́͆̽̂̇̒̚M̶̧̬͚̘̳̳̙̖̳̳̜̊̋E̸̡͓̩̤̟̻̯͚̟̻͓̙̞̻̬̥̿̃̓̇̕̚ͅ ̷̧̧̹̝̭̭͎̹̹͚̣͐̌̊̕͝W̵̡̗͍̝͔̩̠͎̬̰͔͙͇̫̌̊͠ͅH̴̺̞̟̮͈̞̻͌̓̄̈́̑̌̄̔̽̏͂̉͠Ȩ̴͎̱̻̩͍̥̃̔́͛N̶̗̰̮̭͈͍̦̼̰̬̣̆͊͐͛̋̏͛͋̆͑͐́̏̕͘͝ͅ ̴̨̬͖͈̭̟̞̮̤̽̓̋̐̌͊̈͜͝Į̶̨̪̤͉̣̜͇͇̥͂̓͜ ̴̧̗̬͎̺̪̥̌̌̈́̕̕ͅT̸͓͔̼̤̮̹͓͕̺̘͑̊̍͋̽͌̉̊̄͆͒R̶̡͎̬͇̘̘̹̆͋͝Ǐ̶̧̗̗̬͉͎̰̗̥̙͌̑͊̏̋̓͐͂̋́̽E̴̢̝̊͐̍͒́̽̋͂͜Ḏ̶̨͉̤͎̞̾̀͆͊́͆̈́͗̌͆̕͠͝ͅ ̵̧̛̤̻̟͇̤̰̠̪̼͓̫͚̬͗͌̑͗̐̉̊̃͝Ṱ̵̛̦̀͊̑̎̑̀̀̀̈́̀̄͊̒̈́Ơ̷̡͍͔̬͎̠̖̙̯̐͋̇̂͜ ̷̞͇͙̦̱̗̠̫͈̰̮͐̌̌̊̈́͛͘͘H̴͍̤͐͗̈́̀̀̇̽͒̆̚͝Ê̷͚̺̦̠̺̰̫̬͔͇̌̏͝R̶̡̢̤͎͍̯͚͎͍̖̪͉̣̈́̈́̓̀̓̒̃̈͊͊́̚͘͝͝͝ ̵̬̈I̴̮͓͆̀̈́͆͛̓N̷͎̽͛̓̊̎̂̇̉͐̃̋̚͠͝͝ ̸̙͍̼͓̰̞̼͖̻͊͛̏̓̏̀̆͂́͜͠͝͠T̶͉̫̎̏̔̄̈́͂͑̌̈̍̽͌͂H̴̨̨͓̠̼̭̤̩͓̗̮̄̆̽̐̒̽̀̿̐̕͝͝Á̶̧̢̝̠̝͓̹͉̰̺͈̥̻̯͉͆͌͋̑̊͋͝ͅŢ̵̝̤̤͎̪̋̍͋́͝ ̸̡̢͍̟̥͎̻͕͗̌͒͝ͅF̸̛̝̰͗̐̀̉͆́Ớ̵̡̞̈́͗̔͛̐͊͂̿̏͊R̷͚͍̱̭̬̥͖̠̩͉͙̾́̀̒̃Ḝ̵͕̜͕̺͖̻̫̻̱̻̭͚̼̍̈̇́͂̓͆̓͊͜͝͠S̶̨̖̤̯̙̟͍̭̱̜̞̙͈̍̂̒́̑͗̕T̴̡̛̛͇͈̤̎̔̋̈͒̈̈́̓́̄̍̕͝ ̷̞̘͍̩̜̘̬͉̹̓́F̷̡̛͓̮͖̠̬͉̭̬́̿͆̆͑̐͛̈͋̊̓̕͝͝͝I̵̧͇̞̘̻͉̮͖̘͖̬̍̐̐͌͊̓͗̈̄͗̽̎̎ͅR̸̡͕̥̫͓̟̙̮̦̮̗̫̦͐͗͒̆̈̄́́͂̎͋͆̎͗͊͘͠E̵̛̠̪͍̪͛͂͗̓̍̉́͂́̉̾̈́̕?̴̧̧̛̣͎̞̤͍̝̳͉̃̎̌̎̈́͊̀̿͌̌̏̀̄̇̕̕
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>5549105Vee's joyous lust for adventure is replaced by a tinge of uncertainty. He doesn't smile, but doesn't frown as he looks back behind him, no longer seeing Kaku, or Sable, or Charles, or anyone, for that matter. "On your own, Vee," he whispers to himself. No time to panic or worry, there are bigger things at play for now. He has to continue onward to see how he can get out of this."It's your own, personal adventure." He looks through his scarf, checking his items. Looking out into the twisted forest, he feels a motivation to see just what's going on.Vee looks around to see what the environment is like. The trees may seem dead, but they may also be animated, and that's something he needs to be weary of before attempting to use them to his advantage. He wanders through the forest carefully and quietly, observing everything he can.>There has to be something here I can use to figure out what's happening, maybe find safety, or danger...
>>5549105>>Keep running straight, that will have to do something!"Oh... Oh for Koko's sake." Kaku sticks to what he's good at and makes a run for it.
>>5549130>Tintoretto does nothing but cry.
Everyone can hear a voice slithering around their ears. "Don't you feel useless? No one here loves you," something whispers. "You are nothing more but a nuisance to be tolerated by everyone else.">>5549110>>5549130There are no onlookers to pity or hear the Dreepy. He is alone. The voice continues. "Nothing but a jumbled mess and a tangled mind.">>5549113The voice continues. "Nothing but a useless idiot. A whole new reality and you waste it.">>5549114>>5549117Charles keeps running, racing across the dead forest. Eventually he comes to a stop, nothing changing in his sight. Although in front of him, there is a strange depression in the ground.The voice continues. "Nothing but a fake. Do you really think they believe you to be a friend?">>5549118There is nothing to smell but the ashen rot.The voice continues. "Nothing but a glutton. You think with nothing but your stomach.">>5549121Brock meanders back, passing by the endless dead trees. Eventually, he stops by a depression in the ground.The voice continues. "Nothing but a poser. They're just using you. You'll be discarded soon enough.>>5549124Sable stumbles back, holding tightly to his charm. He fails to notice the dead root and trips backwards, flipping into the gray grass. It's almost like he's being grabbed!The voice continues. "Nothing but a believer. Do you really think that will help you? Crying for someone who doesn't even care that you exist?">>5549126Lifting the Light Core up, Citrine manages to see something in the distance. The voice continues. "Nothing but a punching bag. That's all you are to them. A shield to wear itself out.">>5549128Cast flies up, hoping to escape and find something to help make some sense! But the further he ascends, he realizes... there's another forest above... him? It does look like he arrived near some sort of depression but... he hasn't gone anywhere.The voice continues. "Nothing but a fugitive. You can't escape from it. No matter how fast you try to fly.">>5549132Vee makes note that everything looks too much the same. Like the whole world is on repeat. It makes his head dizzy trying to get his bearings. There does look to be something close by...The voice continues. "Nothing but a sham. They'll replace you as soon as they get the chance.">>5549133Kaku continues sprinting forward without a concern, attempting to keep to the same direction as when he first entered this weird place. It seems that the dead forest is repeating and that every tree he passes is the same. Maybe if he keeps to it...The voice continues. "Nothing but a monster. You take their wills away and expect nothing but loyalty. You're no hero."
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>5549154Poli talks back to the voice. "Maybe! Whose problem is that, again? Not mine!" he declares, an unusually confident move. He shrugs and figures whatever 'arcane study' he's up to isn't working, moving forward in search of any cool magical artifacts... or more realistically, anything noteworthy in the scenery.
Rolled 8 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>5549154"Hey... I'm the first one to admit no one should listen to me. People just don't know better!">Keep running
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>5549154>Charles does indeed stop>And he glares straight ahead“You can’t turn my thoughts on me like that.”>He closes his eyes and sits down>He calms himself, and tries to search for something that he cannot see
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>5549154Citrine straightens. "Oh, this is what this is, eh? I've been around this track already, both with myself and with someone else, so let's get to the point already. Cool with you?"Citrine blasts an experimental Power Gem at this "something" in the distance.
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>5549154>Cast is...>more offended by the idea he thinks that'll upset him when he FINALLY stopped trying to run from his past than from being called a fugiiveand you're nothing more but a fraud, refusing to see the reality in front of you!>try ascending harder, slamming the trees wit thunder to keep them away
Rolled 13 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>5549154Brock sits down by the depression, tired from walking so much "Nah bro, they're my bros... They wouldn't do that." His frown deepens as he stares at the ground in thought. "I'm not a poser...">Trying to stay chill (+2 chill)
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>5549154YOUR LIES MEAN NAUGHT, I HAVE SEEN THE TRUTH! I HAVE THE LIGHT OF THE LORD WITHIN MY SOUL AND THE FURY OF BETRAYED BILLIONS IN MY FISTS, YOU CANNOT CONTAIN THE LORD'S WORK! YOU CANNOT DECIEVE A MAN SAVED BY THE CREATOR, DEMON! I BANISH YOU!>Sable rejects the assault on his faith by the deceivers
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>5549154Vee keeps a careful eye on his surroundings as he takes the world around him in. He writes down each and every difference in his mind as they pop up. The world is different, but the same. It seems impossible, yet...He is a bit spooked as he hears someone speak to him. After figuring that he won't be able to find it easily, he takes a moment to listen. He doesn't take the words to heart, but the voice IS notable. He converses with it, perhaps in spite of his best interests."Replace me with what? After everything we've done so far? Why should I be worried?" Vee's tone is not confrontational or accepting, but interested, as he's in a place he knows nothing about.In the meantime, he sits, taking in the air. A break is needed as to not overexert yourself too quickly, as he'll soon be moving around with swiftness.(Unsure if roll is needed, I'm not doing much.)
>>5549154>Tintoretto jumped back up as he heard the voice."What? Oh. Is it you my other self? AGAIN? I thought I banished you to the basement."Live recording of the basement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhArX1t7Vhs"Anyway, so what I have a jumbled mind that forces me to stalk people and think about the many different ways I can kill my friends? Just let me cry so loud that I can make them question my motivation.">Tintoretto, as quick as he reverted, went back to crying like a huge baby.>But before he could shed a single a tear he realized something..."Wait a minute! Is this really hell? Did that portal just jumbled up my body all over the place like one of those helicopters? Is this why I'm suffering?"... "Hooray! I'm dead! Celebrate with me unknowing voice."
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>5549189goddamn it
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>5549177ROLLING
>>5549159"Keep up with the false bravado. You know how much better your other half is doing. You could have all that, but you simply vegetate. Pathetic!"There's a crashing of water and then Poli is hit in the back of the head by a Power Gem.>>5549160Kaku keeps running, not letting the voice get to him. "Not the people. They do know better." The forest ahead seems to regain a bit of purple to it.>>5549162"Are you sure? They're already there. There is no need to turn something when it's already festering in the depths of your psyche. You know you're just going to be left behind. Did you know they abandoned you here? They didn't even care to look for you."Charles notes that the depression in the ground doesn't seem very... ground-like. It might be a puddle covered by soot! He's shortly hit in the face by a chunk of smoldering wood.>>5549164>>5549190"Nothing but a track to run circles around your mind. You're no different now. But go ahead, live carefree and think everything is fine."The Power Gem soars through the air and vanishes into the object in the distance, almost as if it was absorbed.>>5549167The world flips over as Cast darts between the trees. Shattering them. He's back on ground level, somehow. Each time he ascends, he ends up back just above the earth. One of the nearby trees exploded by the Thunder send a chunk of dead wood into a depression. There's an audible splash of water.>>5549169Brock is attempting to maintain his composure. He's doing pretty admirably. "Pathetic. Look at you. This is why they left you behind. Did you know that? They left you here. You're not even worth the time to be sought after.">>5549171"Haha! Scream it out! Come on! Keep thinking that. Where is your 'creator' now? Not here. You're nothing. Cry your throat hoarse. This is your grave."Sable holds on, keeping the thoughts at bay. He notices a depression on the ground nearby.>>5549175"With a better you. That's all you are really, no one special. There are plenty like you. That's why they never bothered looking the first time."Vee takes some time to rest and look around. In his rest, he spots a depression on the ground nearby.>>5549177>>5549191"Look at you. Can't even keep yourself together. Falling apart at the seams and vomiting thoughts like a putrid waterfall."Tintoretto is a Ghost-Type! He's already dead, in a way.
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>5549154"Hey! I think about fighting and and my friends too!"Stern is running in random directions.
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>5549196>Charles rubs where the wood hit him“Ow.”>Charles gets up and walks to the soot puddle“Maybe.”>Charles smiles“Heh. And maybe they all decided to have a nice ice cream social with Giratina I hear she has a lovely personality!”>The sarcasm is palpable>Charles looks down at the puddle>He touches the puddle>Roll if needed
>>5549196"Of course I'm falling apart! I'm 400 something years old.">Tintoretto realizes he's already a ghost."Oh...""Well listen maybe we could at least work together to talk about our goals, I want my stupid otherself to shut up about letting him a chance to talk the rest or maybe make a pizza or even to stop the Cascoons to stop threatening mandatory court something something.">Tintoretto says all this while keep moving forward, he's probably the only one taking all this well.
>>5549196"...did you just resort to calling me stupid? Like you'd know whether my thoughts go in circles. Tell me, if you know my mind so well-- what's my favorite move?" Citrine challenges. "Clearly you've done at least some probing. Do some more! I'm thinking about it right now."He steps forward towards the object, defiant. Is this a dumb bluff? ... Probably, but Citrine doesn't feel that it is, at least.(he's thinking about Wide Guard.)
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>5549196>Cast can see a way out. sort of>he heads to the depression, and blasts it open with another thunder to see what's beneath tha water
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>5549196Vee listens intently to what the voice has to say, however mean it may seem. He looks down at the grass as he paws at it. "Yeah, I guess so... If no one wants to look, it just makes things easier for me." Vee shrugs, although, he doesn't truly want things to be easy...Taking his mind off of the voice and towards the depression in the ground, Vee hums quietly to himself, standing up and stretching. With newly-primed muscles, he zips towards the indentation with blinding speed.Vee used Quick Attack! As he begins to stop, he goes to investigate the odd space.
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>5549196GHOSTS DON'T REMAIN IN GRAVES, DUMBASS! YOU THINK I CAN'T CLIMB OUT OF THIS CESSPIT? BY THE WILL OF ARCEUS, YOU WILL WEEP DEFEATED BY A DEAD MAN!YOU!ARE!NOTHING!>Sable makes his way to the depression, screaming at demons like a militant priest. Can he keep the voices out?
Rolled 8 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>5549196Brock sits still as the voice taunts him. Playing into his insecurities wouldn't usually work, but the oppressive loneliness is chipping away at his will despite staying calm."I'm sure they're looking for me. We just got separated is all. So I'll just chill here and wait for them."He wants to prove the voice wrong and takes out his deck of cards to shuffle to pass the time.>Sit and shuffle, keep the mind occupied (+2 card shark)
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>5549204"Hey maybe show yourself for real. I wanna talk to you for real and not just another voice in my head."
Rolled 1 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>5549196"Well, I like to think of everyone as people... And, y'know, I don't care what anyone thinks... I'm the one that's staking my neck out here!">Keep running!
>>5549196"Ow! If I'm pathetic, why am I not the one doing surprise attacks..?" Poli complains. -203"Whatever. Why would I want to be some broken shell that explodes over tiny stuff?"
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>5549196Astor was there! (With Citrine)He vibes
>>5549197>>5549210"Fighting? Friends? But do they think of you? You're just a brute. Face it."Stern trips over where the earth dips lower, and he stumbles face-first into a sooty puddle. With a loud splash, he finds himself struggling around in the water.He ends up accidentally headbutting Sableye, who was also making his way down to the depression. There's a chance he almost flattens the poor gemlin. "There's no climbing out of this one. It will always be here, don't worry one bit.">>5549202>>5549206His Thunder strikes true!Charles sticks his hand through the puddle only to suddenly feel a searing sensation and lightning coursing across him and the water! Ouch!>Charles was hit by Thunder for 137 damage!>>5549204>>5549216He keeps moving "forward" noticing that the forest is regaining more color as he passes through, completely unbothered by the voice. It seems to have stopped bothering him.>>5549205>>5549219"Oh, probing this, probing that. Let's go deeper. You hurt her, you know? It's all fake. A game. Remember: they're just trying to use you, and you're being so gullible. You think she actually cares. Pathetic."Citrine can see where the Power Gem cut through the caked soot on the surface of the puddle. It looks just like his forest... but there's a blobby green thing in the distance. That might not be a reflection...It continues speaking to Poli. "Better than being a joke all the time. Look how far he has gone compared to you. Sad, really.">>5549207>>5549212As Vee nears, he thinks he can hear someone familiar. Almost like they're speaking through a layer of foam and fabric. It almost sounds like Brock mumbling to himself.On the other end as he shuffles his cards, the voice continues trying to eat away at him. "And you'll sit here forever. Alone. Haha! Look for you? As if. No one is going to help you out of this one. No 'bro' to bail you out.">>5549217>>5549220Kaku trips and nearly spins out, colliding into Astor who was merely vibing in the middle of the normal forest clearing by... himself. For some reason.Astor gets +50EXP for vibing in the strange world. He feels at ease.
>>5549228>Tintoretto continues forward out of pure curiosity.
>>5549228"...Astor?! When did you get here? Well, better late than never." Kaku gets up and looks around.
>>5549228"Spiraling downwards?" Poli asks. "I envied him before, but now... he's just like everyone else. Except he just keeps seeking favour from some guy or another all the time now."
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>5549228>Charles jolts back from the shock!>He slowly looks to his hand, a little worse for wearHP: 1143/1280“I’ve felt worse.”>He plunges into the puddle!>He braces himself for further assaults on the way through!
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>5549231"A while ago, i let the stars guide my stride through the world to where someone needed me, it worked"Astor also looks around
>>5549228Brock keeps shuffling his deck in various ways "I'll wait for my bros as long as I need to, bro. It's only been a few minutes. They'll find me." He sounds more like he's trying to convince himself rather than the voice.
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>5549228>>5549235"Oh, thanks Nebby, never would have guessed you hated my guts...">roll for looking around
>>5549228>Cast... can tell he hit something! there's a lack of the explodey noise that says he missed....wait, someone's there?>alright, let's consider. there as an reaction, but no instant recoil. so not weak to it, eliminating astor and poli>additionally, it looked like whattever was hit was tall, and definitely wasn't a foot, that eliminates sable, vee, citrine, and tinettoro>given the speed of conduction, it' clear whatever was on there is more than just damp, which leaves only kaku and...>>5549233oh, charles!>Cast places himself into the puddle, waiting to be pulled through!
>>5549228Vee hops back after hearing the noise. He remains still as he observes the spot from a slight distance. Could it really be Brock?It's then Vee notices the voice seems to be quiet. "...What do you know about me, anyway? Do you even know my name, who my friends are?" He presses the topic with a whisper, looking to hear an answer. Their conversation can't be finished yet!With a weary eye, he watches the patch of grass it seems someone is sitting in, but his attention is split, waiting for an answer.
>>5549228"Hey, Sable! There you are! C'mon, we gotta go! I don't like the voice!"
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>5549228OUCH!>>5549241Heywaitwhat? Stern! There you are, thank goodness, I was getting worried I got taken by the demons around here. Stay close to me, I'll keep you safe. Don't be afraid, Stern. When two or more are gathered in the Lord's name, there will He be also. >Sable instills some faith.
>>5549228Citrine stops in place, nerve struck. "You don't know shit, it wasn't-- you know what...?" Citrine resumes his trek to investigate the puddle(?). "I don't think she cares, I know she does. Go fuck yourself," he swears shakily.
>>5549229>>5549231>>5549235>>5549238Tintoretto has escaped the dead forest, finding himself in the same clearing occupied by Astor and Kaku. Turning around, the entire gray forest is gone. Almost as if it was never real. But it did feel so real...Kaku can see he's in the same exact clearing that they were in before. The only difference is that the portal is gone, and he had somehow walked entirely away from that deaf place... But how? There's no way he could've walked through solid wood. There is another path ahead, the same as before.>>5549232>>5549250"Are you sure? You don't know her. Isn't she a master at acting? Haha. Look at yourself. You're not even sure if it's real!"Poli can hear another voice shouting from nearby. Sort of. It's partially muffled. Was that Citrine swearing? The voice has seemingly faded away...>>5549233>>5549239The two of them collide with each other as they both enter the puddle at the same time, falling and spinning as they're spit back out onto dry land. Charles and Cast have been reunited!The way ahead seems to have become clearer. Is that Kaku, Astor, and Tinto just at the end of this terrible place?>>5549236>>5549240"A few minutes? You've been here for days. Don't you remember? Of course, you wouldn't. You couldn't care about the world as you laze away. Just like they don't care about you at all."Vee can no longer really hear the voice, but he can continue to hear the muffled voice of Brock who continues to sound more increasingly distant, despite him not actually moving. What's going on...?>>5549241>>5549247Sable and Stern have been reunited! It seems the voice has also faded away...The way ahead seems to have become clearer. Is that Kaku, Astor, and Tinto just at the end of this terrible place?
>>5549256"Hey! Leaving in the middle of a conversation is rude..." Poli whines at the mysterious voice. Then, he turns to the NEW voice. "Hi, foul-mouthed, vaguely familiar individual!"
>>5549256>Charles slowly gets up from the disorienting fall?“Ugh…”>He notices Castform!“Cast!”>Charles hugs his Storm Brother!“You’ve no idea how happy I am to see you.”>Charles look on to see Astor, Kaku, and Tintoretto“Hey! More friends!”
>>5549256"It's almost like nothing has changed at all. Hey guys, is anyone there!?" Kaku shouts at the surroundings, hoping for an answer.
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>5549256>>5549262>Cast accepts the hug!same here Charles, same here...>after Astor, Kaku and Tinoretto are pointed out, Cast turns to themindeed! let's say hi, race you there!>and with that, he's off at full speed! still happy to see Charles, but knowing the faster we're all together the bettter>rolling for SPEED
Sorry everyone. Something happened and it will have to end an hour earlier than I should. Next time we'll be starting back up at 8:30PM CST to make up for this hour lost.+100EXP and +500PHope it was fun!(Feel free to make your replies to the previous post)
>>5549256"Hey, the weird voice is gone! Kaku! Astor! Tinto! Is that you guys!?"
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>5549266“Hey! Get back here!”>Charles tried to catch up!
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>5549256Vee waits and waits, but nothing comes of it. He furrows his brow, annoyed that the voice won't speak to him anymore, while it continues conversing with Brock. He wants to know the answer! "Busy... talking to others... Gh..." He groans and exhales sharply as he clenches the grass under his paws. He stands taller and walks closer, back towards Brock,Vee breathes normally as he tries to follow the voice he hears from Brock's side, listening intently. The sound of it getting noticeably further from him only further annoys him, growing increasingly downcast and heated over it.
>>5549256"Can't help the way I was made bro. I just need a lot of sleep. My bros know that." Brock looks around in the vain hope he'll spot his bros "And I'm not that dumb, I just got here. Haven't even done a full shuffle yet."
>>5549256See? We're already not hearing that asshole anymore. They're too cowardly to say that garbage in the presence of the Lord!
>>5549256"...wait, what the fuck? Okay,now that makes no sense. Was that entire thing a cold read? Because you went off the rails, there..." Citrine says to the voice. Which might not be there anymore.