>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 guild mates! 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 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 Pokémon 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 conscience have to deal with!Alternatively, if you're feeling much more truthful, go ahead and roll in the thread for your Pokémon! (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 item and level!e.g. Poképals Monferno LVL. 25 w/ Mobile Scarfe.g. Monferno L.25 (Mobile Scarf/Team Poképals)
>>5557513HAPPY ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY TO US, BITCHES
The guild has recently entered the strange forest contained within the Magnagate, seeking the cultists they suspect are up to no good. However, it seems they've come across a peculiar obstacle that has separated the entire group, somehow. This isn't a normal Mystery Dungeon. Tread carefully and beware who takes the lead.>>5549264>>5549268>>5549266>>5549271Cast speeds off, having reunited with Charles, darting away deeper into the forest. It doesn't appear that he has any particular direction. Charles, not as agile as a floating sphere, attempts to keep up. Being a large dragon slug does not help him! As they crash through the forest, a voice echoes around them. It's not the voice that taunted them previously, rather, it sounds almost like Kaku and Stern.Kaku, despite his best efforts, can't quite seem to make anyone out. Further and further, the only thing that surrounds him is the infinite landscape of the Dreaming Forest.>>5549261>>5549279After waiting for some time for his response, nothing comes of it. Was it done mocking him? Citrine is spooked by another voice suddenly calling out to him! He can hear the distorted call of Poli reverberating somewhere around him. He's not alone? Where could the Politoed be...?>>5549272>>5549273Vee does not get his answer. It seems that it is either ignoring him or has stopped trying to talk to him entirely. With an incomplete picture, there's not much to really be able to tell why this is the case. Even if it has left, the voice's impression on Vee still remains.On the other side of the murky pond, Brock is trying his best to keep his composure, certain that his card counting will keep him sane. While he's not taking the proactive approach, his friends wouldn't simply abandon him like that, right? He hears the voice cackle."That's the twentieth time you've shuffled that card. How long are you going to keep doing that? Is it really too hard to accept your friends don't care?" It pauses, maliciously giggling. "They don't! Why should they care about someone who won't even save themselves? You're nothing more than an oddity to them."It's attempting to confuse Brock. Is it really like that? Twenty shuffles? His options:>[Roll to ward away the bad thoughts]>[Player write-in]
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>5557516>Charles calls out to Kaku and Stern!"Kaku! Stern! Over here!">Despite rushing towards them, Charles tries to check if there are any hidden surprises on the way to his friends!
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>5557513(For another great year!)>>5557516Astor is there! He vibes
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>5557516So uh, yeah. That's why we're gonna be okay. Dumbass demons can't bother showing their ugly faces, Stern. They're too cowardly. Hey, you hear something?>Sable calls into the darknessHEY, ANYONE THERE?
Rolled 16 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>5557516Brock looks up and stops shuffling his cards, either out of desperation or concern he poses the question."You good bro? Don't you have anything better to do that bully anyone that comes by? Like, you need a bro of your own? I think we got off on the wrong foot here."He tries... to make friends? Has he given up and is coping, or is this just his normal behavior? It's hard to tell, as he himself is unsure.This place is getting to him.>Bro? (+2 Chill)
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>5557516"At least finish talking to me if you're gonna be so mean!" Vee is a little more than peeved about the situation, stomping the grass underfoot rapidly in a mild tantrum as he shouts. "Ugh!"Annoyed and angry, and hoping to grab the attention of the voice, Vee begins dashing around the environment aimlessly with blinding speed, wondering what else lies inside the forest besides him, the voice, and the spot on the ground which may very well be >>5557551 Brock. Vee used Quick Attack!Vee used Quick Attack!He's one irate Eevee.
>>5557526>>5557551Stern is rushing on over!"Let's go go! I think that's Charles!"
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>5557516Theodore whips his head around in the darkness and growls. He can't remember how he got here, just that one moment he was upset and treading down a tunnel and the next he's in the middle of a forest.The muscles in his face tense, but only his brows contort into a glare. It's happening again, he can't think straight. Dammit! He should be able to remember what happened a few seconds ago, he's an gosh darn engineer!Taking a moment to catch his breath and scrub the upset building in his head. He takes a careful look around to gather his bearings.
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>5557516Citrine looks around. "Uh. Poli? Is that you?"The Gigalith is unsure exactly how helpful reuniting with Poli of all people will be, but it's better than nothing.>find source>wait did he see it and forget?
>>5557526>>5557538>>5557543>>5557564Stern seems to be hallucinating! He can't see Charles. In fact, the only thing he can see are the towering pines encircling them. However, on the other side, Charles and Cast are still moving through, with the Goodra electing to remain on his best guard. However, it doesn't look like there's anything out to get them. He can hear Sableye calling through to him past the dead trees. The gemlin's voice bounces around them as they dart around, directionless. Where is he?Astor vibes. They're pretty okay vibes.>>5557551>>5557553Brock does his best to keep his composure in a trying time, instead trying to turn the conversation on the mysterious voice harassing him. It only scoffs. "That will get you nowhere. Your friends aren't coming for you, no matter how long you wait. If they cared at all, they'd be here already, but they aren't. Your hope is misplaced, and your deflections only delay the inevitable truth. You're nothing to them."Vee has been [Angered] and cannot think straight! The diss from the mysterious voice has struck him deeper than he thought! Using multiple quick attacks on the environments, he tackles some dead bushes and trees, cracking the bark and snapping some branches. Yeah!That'll show those pesky dead plants who's really in charge! But as he moves around, there's really nothing else. It's like the forest repeats forever. Except for that pond and the "reflection" of Brock...>>5557565It seems he's in deep this time, all by himself in the middle of an expansive dead forest. The trees are lifeless, and the grass is gray. There's really no sense of any direction here, given the lack of visible landmarks. In the distance, though, he can see a depression sloping into the earth, breaking up the monotony."Nothing but a simple creature. Are you hungry? Want a treat?" a voice suddenly speaks to him, mocking the Stufful.>>5557566Poli flops through the water, now unconscious. [Player has left the voice channel]. He appears face down on Citrine's side, bobbing up and down.
Bind is...wandering through the dead forest...alone! Oh dear. His Bangle glows faintly, but it's not helping his way around at all...
>>5557598"I don't think we can reach them Stern... Just keep going guys, it ends pretty quick!" Kaku isn't sure if anyone hears him but he'll try anyways.
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>5557598>While continuing to Kaku and Stern, Charles calls out to Sable!>Does his voice reach?"Sable! Is that you?! We're over here!"
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>5557598Yo, Stern. Wake up, buddy! We gotta find the others before the demons eat them or something!>Sable looks around for anyone
>>5557598Theodore creeps towards the depression, eyeing the darkness with careful curiosity. "Stufful?" He mewls, a strange glint in eyes tampers with the heart of anyone present- and he carefully watches a glitter in response.>Theodore uses Baby-Doll Eyes to try and locate the source of the voice."I'd like some answers- as a treat. Who are you? Where are we?"
>>5557598Vee's breathing is a little heavier after burning himself out a bit, slowing down his small rampage as he cools off slightly. "Stupid... voice..." He looks up at the forest's canopy of trees. "I'll find you."With another Quick Attack, Vee beams towards where he recalls Brock seemingly was. He stops himself right before slamming into it, and sorta just... lightly headbutts where he thinks Brock might be.
>>5557598"Bro that makes me sad. Like, it's alright if you don't wanna be bros, but why you gotta be so mean?"Brock sighs, his attempts at making bros thoroughly dismissed. He picks up some dirt off the ground and throws it into the pond in front of him for a lack of anything better to do while waiting to prove the voice wrong."Just gotta wait a little longer, that's all. I'm sure they'll be here soon."
>>5557598"...is this, uh, real?"Citrine pokes at the Probably Real unconscious body of Poli to make sure he isn't some sort of shadow illusion.
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>5557598"If you can hear me, follow my voice! If not, follow any voice!"Astor tries to help (?)
>>5557599>>5557606Bind has been separated from the group, left without anyone to assist him in this strange place. In the distance, he can see a squat pink thing. Somewhere further away, he thinks he can hear the voices of his friends somewhere.As Theodore wanders, he tries to find the voice through the use of the move! It fails as it cannot ascertain a target. "Oh, look at you. How sweet. Speak again! Bark!">>5557600>>5557605>>5557601>>5557615Sableye can't see anyone. There is only forest.As Charles continues with Cast, they can hear the increasing calls from their friends, particularly Astor and Kaku. Attempting to try and get a response from them, he calls out! However, all he manages to do is strain his voice. Ouch! He'll need some honey for that...Soon enough, they find the group!>>5557607>>5557611Vee attacks the ground where he believes Brock to be! It does nothing at all. He just bumped against solid ground and grass.Brock continues trying to reason with the voice. "But how long do you expect to wait? You'll be here forever. Some friends... and a fool you are!">>5557614Citrine is able to determine that this is Poli. Just floating face down in the ash water. He should probably help him.
>>5557617"Heeey, you made it! So, who's left, like half of us?"
>>5557617"There you all are!">Charles exclaims as he finally makes his way to them"Are you all all right??""I-I heard this extremely rude voice speaking to me! Did any of you hear that too?"
>>5557617"Ow..."Astor takes some of the oranhoney concentrate he has left
>>5557617"Pink? Pink That means...a benign aura...?" Bind makes a beeline for the only landmark in this dreary place."I'm trustworthy!!! Who are yoooou?" He approaches, waving his arms like a madmon.
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>5557617>>5557621Oh, yeah this place is completely demonically possessed. How about we get the rest of our group back and get the deep fried fuck out of here already?>Sable tries to find more friends from the top of Charles!
>>5557617Theodore frowns and mewls again. "Stufful."He grabs some twigs and dry grass before sliding down into the depression."You sound like my ex."
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>5557626(Vibe check)
>>5557617"I'd rather wait a million years and not doubt my bros." Despite his defiant words, there's weakness in his voice. Brock goes back to shuffling his cards to stave off a possible million years of waiting."You'll see when they get here... They're my bros, and bros stick together through everything."He looks around and shouts "BROS! I'm here!"
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>5557629"I second that line of action.">Charles extends his antennae to listen for any clue to his friends whereabouts!
>>5557617"...Is he really not there?" Vee is unsure of himself after not feeling anything there. "I don't have the voice to tell me depressing stuff, and I don't have Brock to carry me around places!" He's really just trying to draw someone's attention at this point, so he might find a way out. He looks into the pond and its reflections. What's the secret of this place, he wonders, pawing at the water. He baps it, trying to get some sort of reaction out of this weird place.
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>5557617Stern is existing, and currently trying to smell his way out of this place 'cuz he missed a post.
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>5557617Citrine hastily hoists Poli up out of the water and places him face-up on drier ground for the moment. "Right, uh... looks like I'm gonna have to keep looking around?" He says to... still nobody, since the frog is unconscious.Citrine ignites the Light Core again, trying to look for somewhere to go... the answer can't be the puddle, right?
>>5557619>>5557621>>5557626>>5557629>>5557632>>5557636>>5557640Currently waiting in the empty clearing, are Kaku, Tinto, Astor, Sable, Stern, Charles, and Cast. The group members they went in with that are still missing are: Citrine, Poli, Theo, Brock, and Vee. I don't think anyone recalls Bind entering!Despite their best efforts, Charles cannot hear anything. It's only forest from here on out. There is no sign that they had been in a dead forest. Sableye, in his hasty attempt to climb to the top of Charles, slips on the gooey dragon. Because of the height difference, Sablefalls. He lands on his back in the waving purple grass.>>5557635>>5557638The voice doesn't reply this time as the pond water next to Brock ripples. If he was paying attention, perhaps he would've seen a familiar brown paw reach out.>>5557627>>5557631Theodore can hear a voice calling out to him, and turning around can see a Lopunny waving their arms around like some sort of crazy wacky inflatable waving arm man. It also appears to be getting closer!Further away, there are voices of the rest of their team trying to reach them.>>5557641The light offers no help, however, he can hear Kaku, Sable, and Astor just... up ahead? Directions are a little difficult here...
>>5557645>Sable's back makes a crunch noiseOOUUGH!!!
>>5557645"Bro?" Brock notices the disturbance and curiously grabs the protruding paw, pulling it out of the water.
>>5557645Theo stands up and runs over to the Lopunny. "Stufful!" He mewls, running up and into his ear!
>>5557645>>5557647"AH! Sable!">Charles kneels down next to him"I thought you didn't have bones??!"
>>5557648Vee feels his leg get grabbed and he jerks back. However, the size and weight discrepancy between the puller and the pulled is quite great, and he gets pulled away as he flails around a little but is otherwise not too worried. He's been tossed around a lot in the past.
>>5557655Brock grins as he looks at his bro "See? I told you! They did come looking for me! Heh heh heh! Good to see you brovee." He gently sets Vee atop his massive shoulder and gets up."You good? Any idea where the others are?"
>>5557650>SablecriesI landed on my crystals...
>>5557659Vee is okay with this."No, but I don't care about that right now, I wanna hear what he had to say! It's rude to leave a conversation unfinished!" he shouts into the air, calling for the voice's attention. Still stuck on that.
>>5557649Bind topples over from the countercharge. "Oh it's you. Alright, if we're not alone, then we can regroup! There's hope!" He lifts his bangle skyward, lighting up a little bit. His symbol of hope...looks like a toy. "Okay, let's get going." He holds Theo out in front of him to sniff, like a dowsing rod for his friends.
>>5557663"Whoa! You heard that voice too? He was a real prick. Maybe we should show him what real bros do to pricks."Brock starts walking down the road in search of the others.
Rolled 15 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>5557661>Charles waves his water baton a little to heal Sable up>A jaunty little tune plays in the air> +5 Melody Pin"Heh, not to worry! You'll be fixed up in a moment."
>>5557668Vee hangs out as Brock carries him along.
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>5557645Citrine immediately starts shouting, unsure where exactly to move and electing to stay still, keeping the Light Core on as a sort of beacon. "YO! GUYS! ME AND POLI ARE OVER HERE!">volume roll
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>5557645"We are here!"Astor keeps chirping
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>5557665Theo nods and his little ears wiggle and point in the direction of the rest of their friends! Occasionally he makes a 'beep' noise like a radar.
>>5557649>>5557665As Theodore and Bind regroup, they hear a pretty noise dance around the dead trees. It sounds like a jaunty little tune.>>5557663>>5557668Brock and Vee, now together, have warded off the voice! In Brock's case, anyway. As they explore the forest, a haunting tune floats through to them. It almost sounds like it could be Charles' work!>>5557674Astor, like Charles, takes critical damage to his vocals.>>5557673Citrine can't hear any responses come back to him, but he does hear a strange tune, out of place for such a terrible place.Soon enough, everyone clambers out of the dreadful dead forest, with Citrine and an unconscious Poli appearing to be the last out of the woods. Together again at last! But... looking ahead, the same path remains ominously open. From their experiences hearing that voice mock them, could it be that whoever goes first influences the forest? Beware who takes the lead...
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>5557645"Where are they...?" Smell, he's a pig, damn it!
>>5557681"Christ, guys, is everyone alright? This place's fuckin' up to something. I just hope sticking together is still possible..."
>>5557681"Hey bros! Feels like it's been like a week since I saw you all." Brock grins happily, having thoroughly defeated the dumb voice and having his faith in his bros validated."Where to next?"
>>5557678>>5557681"You smell that? It smells like music!" Bind hobbles off with his Theo in tow, occasionally spinning to make him chirp in tune with the music.
>>5557681Bind! Vee! Everyone! You made it past the demons! Great work, now we'll be able to get through this place since we know their tricks!Hm. So... does anyone have any rope? If you like, you can tie it around me and I'll go first and trigger whatever traps they set, then you guys can yank me back before they kill me.
>>5557687Theo mewls excitedly, using Coach on his friend to brighten the sour atmosphere! "Stufful!""Delicious! I hope they have a side of dancing too!"Theo's coaching urges Lope to take the lead! Everything is going to be fine!
>>5557688"If not that, I could lead with Wide Guard active?" Citrine suggests.
>>5557693How about we go together?
Bind spins around again, this time with gusto and poise.>>5557688"Heya guys! Good plan! Let's see... I've got... a stick and this...months-old magnetic dust...Think we can jerry-rig something?"
>>5557681"Spooky..." Vee enjoys spooky music.>>5557688>>5557685Vee remains on >>5557686 Brock's shoulder. "Hi.""I wanted to go up ahead myself before. I'm still up to doing that, or we could just go with whatever." Vee shrugs.
>>5557697... I guess I could eat the dust? Does anyone know a steel move or something?
You can all vote who should go first! Reply here who should get the (mis)fortune to activate it!
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>5557681Astor is now mute! (For a while)He tries to schizo retconn his vocal chords into healthy
>>5557709>Vote for sableye, it'll be funny
>>5557697"I think I still got my Escape Rope!" He does at this point in time at least. "You can have it, it never sees any use...">>5557709>Sable
>>5557709>Vote for birb, he will birb
>>5557709>Citrine, for i stole his thunder last time
>>5557709wide guar (citrine)
>>5557709Vee has to think for a little, but knows Citrine would tank anything.>Citrine
>>5557709>Theodore votes for the big guy Citrine!
>>5557709Bind got distracted thinking about convoluted ways to Weekend at Bernie's his friends around the place and forgot to vote. "Have you ever eaten any of this before, Sab? How does it taste?"
>>5557728Nope! It'll be a new world of flavor... I don't know what kind of flavor, so... yeah it'll certainly be something.
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>5557730Bind sprinkles a pinch over Sable's ghost tongue...?
>>5557741>Sable cooperates in this
>>5557741Bind fills Sable's mind with delights!>Sableye levitated with electromagnetism!>>5557718Citrine takes the lead with his Wide Guard up, believing that it would help him at all. As if the traps were as simple as simply physically damaging them! As they advance through the only path available to them, the forest gradually loses its colorful starry-purple hue and becomes a very familiar sight. Off the beaten road leading to Treasure Town and scaling an overgrown mountain path... up ahead should be the guild. But how could that be? That's......regardless, they continue making their way up. Strangely, the path seems to get cleaner and cleaner, almost like it's been meticulously cleaned and taken care of. Approaching the entrance to their home, they realize something is off. A large sign welcomes them to "Lost Hope Town..." The once foreboding and fortified bridge leading into the cave has been turned into a friendly bridge. The cave is no longer rugged and wild, rather, it's been shaped nicely and polished smooth. There are no guards waiting just around the corner, either. What happened?
>>5557744"They made the guild lame!" Vee is offended and doesn't know what to do about it."We have to destroy it or something!"
>>5557744"Bruh. Did we get someone to remodel the guild while we were gone?" Brock appears bemused as he looks around for anything and anybro>Perception
>>5557744"Ah, home... It's a bit different from how I remember, we haven't been away that long do we?"
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>5557744YOOOOOOO CHECK IT OUT DUDE, I'M FLYING!...How do I control this?>Sablefly tries to float around a bit, completely forgetting that something else much more important just happened
Rolled 4 (1d6)>>5557744Rolling to spawn(Lost Hope Town)
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>5557746>Roll?
>>5557747"If that's what happened, then I wanna beat up whoever lives in it.">>5557748"No time for flying, Sable! Look what they did to the guild!"
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>5557744Theo tilts his head in confusion and and hops out of Bind's arms to check the guild.
>>5557753Huh? What happened to our cool caves? Our caldera? This is clearly some demon bootleg boufshit, Vee. We should sue.
>>5557746>>5557755"Let's blow it up!" Vee stands atop Brock's shoulder, getting antsy and ready for battle- no, war.
>>5557748"Air is like a...fluid or sonething! Do swimming motions! Wait, How'd it taste?">>5557745"Do you think anyone else is in there? This is creepy..."
>>5557744Citrine halts and glances around the new area, most surprised at the lack of guards. "... Lax. It's nice here, though," he comments quietly.
>>5557757"That's what we're gonna find out. You're the guildmaster, so you have to lead the charge. Do we storm the front entrance, or sneak in through the caldera? It'd be a bit of a climb..."Vee is set on the war path. >>5557758"That's why it SUCKS!"
>>5557756I didn't bring any dynamite, sorry.>>5557757Tastes like... hm... it's kind of like a spice, but sweet? It's kinda hard to say.
>>5557748Sableye has some limited control over his electromagnetism! Kind of! He manages to stay upright, at least. This kind of thing is not his expertise. Someone still needs to push him along, otherwise he's just spinning in place. But, oh boy, can Sableye spin!>>5557754>>5557758>>5557759Brock is the first to notice someone leaving the cave. Everyone turns their attention as a Lucario comes jogging out."...what's with all the noise over... o-oh! Hello, everyone!" she greets, smiling. "Back already? I didn't think having to go collect food from the farms would've been that short."This is a familiar voice.
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>5557763"Is that little bro? You evolved, radical!" Brock approaches and extends The Fist(tm) to the familiar pokemon.>Bro? (+2 chill)
>>5557763I am highly experienced in spinning. Multiple ways to do so, it would seem! Oh, hey Cobalt, how's it going being a demonic vision meant to deceive us and/or kill us and do funny things to our corpses?
>>5557763Vee is forced to contain his enthusiastic warmongering as 'Cobalt' exits the guild. This is all too sudden considering what happened earlier to believe anything to be real."...Yep. Back alreadyy! How's it going?" His smile is too good to be true.
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>5557763"Are you real or another voice?"Astor tries to identify the voice if it's real or not
>>5557763Theo has never seen this 'mon in his entire life but smiles and waves at her. "Stufful!"
>>5557763Bind is pushing the goblin along through the air with an ear like a kite. "Heya! Something weird happened to us, maybe. Any shot you remember when we left? Do we look any different?"
>>5557763Citrine looks at the Lucario, unsurprised. "Hey, where're the guards?"
>>5557766"E-Evolved? Are you alright, Brock? I've been like this for a while now... it was only months ago, too..." Cobalt tilts her head, slowly approaching and returning a weak bro-fist. "Are you okay?">>5557768"W-What? Oh... I don't really remember that story very well. Am I supposed to say I'll burst out of your chest?" she asks, confused. >>5557770>>5557773>>5557776>>5557777>>5557778>nice quads"It was only an hour ago. You all wanted to go and get the harvest on the slopes of the mountain. It's time to collect the crops!" Cobalt replies, nodding her head. "And no, I don't see anything different. Are you sure you're all okay?"She inspects the group, but stops at Citrine's question. "G-Guards? What would we need guards for? It's safe here...?"Suddenly, you can hear some loud stomping emerging around the cave's bend. "Now, what's the racket out here, Cobalt?" "Hey, Armstrong. I think they're being--"The Chesnaught stretches his arms. "Oh. Y'all are back here already? Where's the harvest? Somethin' gone wrong?"
>>5557790"Oh, it's this guy... Hey, this is just an illusion right? Can I hit him?"
>>5557790"Heh heh, must've hit my head or something. You know how it gets." Brock smiles at Cobalt before turning to give Vee a look and small nod.
>>5557790>Oh fuck the loops are starting againNo, that was the one with the aliens. Anyway, do you know how to invoke the name of the Lord? It's important.
>>5557790Vee is immediately fearful of what this situation may entail.Vee nods in response to >>5557795 Brock, turning back to Cobalt and Armstrong."I was just off doing my usual thing when I found the others coming back early. Y'know, scavenging, stealing, the usual." Vee puts extra emphasis on the stealing part of that sentence. He fears that whatever twisted world this is has the guild become an upstanding pillar of the community, with himself included. How will he be the world's greatest outlaw if he doesn't steal?He visibly shudders at the thought and waits for a response to gauge how things might work here...
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>5557800"This is...hmm. We mighta gotten hit by some spores or something and got lost. Sorry, don't mind us. Umm, would you mind jogging our memories...?"
>>5557790>>5557806"Yeah, uh, what he said..." Citrine rumbles, unsure how to press the guard subject.
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>5557790"Only one hour? We're on time for dinner, can you guide us to the mess hall?"Astor think something is sus
>>5557794"I can hear that," Armstrong responds. "Shoot, an 'illusion?' Don't tell me y'all went and got heat-stroke or somethin' like that.">>5557795Cobalt nods understandingly. "We can take you to the infirmary! Pika and Blissey can take a look at that.">>5557798"I think so. Olly likes to try and talk about it." >>5557800"The hell you stealing for?" Armstrong says, shocked. "Tryna' get on the wrong side of the law?"Cobalt gasps. "W-What would you need to be stealing? We have everything we need here...">>5557806>>5557809"Oh, that's alright. Maybe you should all get checked out? Just to be safe?" Cobalt suggests. "W-Well, anyway, what do you need clarifying?">>5557815"Didn't we just have dinner service before y'all left?" He scratches his head, thinking about the past events and pointing to the noon sun. "Yeah, sounds 'bout right. Ah, sorry. Other folks normally call it lunch."
>>5557827Well, it's not his version of the Lord. It's the one native to here. You know what I mean, right?Right?
>>5557827Brock gives Cobalt a thumbs up "Good idea, little bro. I'll get right on that."He looks to everyone else "No use standing out here bros, let's get some rest. I could really go for a 20 hour nap."
>>5557827"The infirmary?" Citrine perks up. "I, uh, wouldn't mind a trip.""In terms of clarifying, uh... What're we growing, again?"
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>5557827"That was merely a snack, i can't beat small critters unpunished without actual dinner"Astor has a theory, will "Cobalt" take the bait?
>>5557827"Y'know what, sure, let's go see the doctor, the other shoe has to drop at some point..."
>>5557827Vee's smile widens. It is most certainly one of any positive emotion, however. "Ehehe!" he shrugs it off as a joke as best he can. "I'm just messing with you! Hehehe!"No stealing, no law-breaking... this is just like that one book..."I'm glad to be back, though, I fell out of a tree trying to get this really juicy berry, I just wanna nap it off." Inside, he can think of nothing but how to break out of the matrix. He WILL bring anarchy to the world once more. So long as the name Vee is known to this world, no law is safe! There will be no order!Vee hops off of >>5557829 Brock's shoulder. He smiles at him with a look of very positive anguish. "I'm thinking the same thing. Let's go!" Vee goes to run inside to look around and get a clearer view of the situation before his planning starts.
"This doesn't make any sense. I thought magna gates..." He mumbles to himself.>>5557827"Umm, what is it we...do here?" Bind tries to probe why the guild feels so different, and in his haste throws out any sense of plausibility in his cover story.
>>5557828Cobalt nods. "The one you all met in that weird area, right? I'm sorry, Sableye, I don't really pay attention to that a lot...">>5557832Armstrong hums. "Tryna' pick fights with the locals or wildlife again? That's why you always end up in that infirmary.">>5557829>>5557830>>5557833>>5557834She smiles, pointing toward the opening that connects directly to the infirmary. "They should be there. Y-You remember that, right?"Peering into the hall shows the door separating the infirmary from the rest of the world. You can see a cut-out that peeks inside, revealing a neat waiting room for patients. You can see Blissey waiting at the front desk, writing something on a paper. She hasn't noticed you, yet. This entire place looked too nice to be your home.>>5557837"O-Oh, that might be a lot to explain." Cobalt holds her chin as she tries to recall everything. "Well, I remember it being explained to me, so give me a moment. We called it a colony at first, so we just tried to keep things steady. Lots of farming so we could keep everyone fed! Armstrong's knowledge really came in handy. Eventually, things got good enough where we didn't need to constantly watch the food or worry about any of the wildlife trying to eat it. Everyone had their houses built inside the caldera, after that... I think that's pretty much it. There's not much we really do, now that I think about it. It's just working on the town!"
>>5557889Say it. Say the name of the Lord, Cobalt.
>>5557889Brock raises his hand in greeting "Hey eggbro! We need a checkup, is pikabro in?"
>>5557889>Charles interjects!"So, Cobalt, remind me when you evolved? I may have hit my head on this last outing and my memory is a bit fuzzy."
>>5557889>>5565037Citrine stands off to the side, hesitant as he peers into the infirmary. "Wow, this's certainly... how much did this cost...?" he wonders to himself.
>>5557889Vee looks around as he heads inside the guild. His top priority is investigating the whole place, but he thinks it might be good to start with places like his room.He comments to >>5565037 Brock and >>5565039 Citrine along the way. "Too much. I liked it better before."
>Tintoretto stares deeply at absolutely nothing.>In his mind, this is playinghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhmXKGUOJyI
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>5557889Stern is sniffing out the guildmembers(?) that stick out at base usually."Huh."
>He thinks to himself what on earth is everyone else doing...>And by everyone else, it's probably just his own organs.
>>5557889"Damn, this could almost pass as like an actual pokemon center."
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>5557889"That's why YOU ended up in the infirmary last time"Astor tries to gaslight Armstrong into not punching him
>>5557889>Castform>having had enough (OOC) problems for the rest of the year, arrives!
>>5565035The Lucario bites her tongue before answering. "Are-kay-us?" she replies, uncertain.>>5565038"Oh! That one is pretty easy. I r-remember it was during the arrival party!" She smiles. "Everyone was really happy and thankful about the whole thing... next thing you know, I-I'm me!">>5565037>>5565039>>5565053"Nope! But if you want to wait for her, you can," Blissey says, still sitting down. Suddenly, she reaches under the desk and holds out a plate of eggs. "Care for one? It's great for you! You should take as many as you want.""Of course! Health is important. So are eggs." She shakes the plate at them, expertly bouncing the eggs without dropping them. "You should take some."Do you accept the offering? >Yes, of course.>No, I already had something to eat.>>5565047Vee knows the way to his room, kind of. The path is familiar, but the usual sights are all slightly different. Eventually, he arrives and peers in. It's... probably not his room? It's too clean! And normal. There are no indications of his rampant stealing.>>5565048>>5565051Head empty, no thoughts.>>5565049Stern notices that they all smell just like the guildmembers normally would. If they're playing disguise, it's a great one. In that regard, there's nothing off about them...>>5565056Armstrong stands there silently in confusion. "Now hang on a sec', that don't make any sense." Astor's sentence coupled with his [Critical Fail] vibes causes a mental reset!>>5565058orb
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>5565068"You don't make any sense, you're a plant, you should be weak!"Uhh what?
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>5565068Well, that's one way some say it, at least.Uh... so is there anything... strange going on that you've seen?>Sable looks around and tries to find something to get him out of this hallucination realm
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>5565068>Charles looks skeptical"My my, I must have really hit my head!">He feigns"What on the planet is an arrival party?">Charles tries to gage if this really is Cobalt by watching her mannerisms
>>5565068"Well, they smell fine to me! If that means anything!"
>>5565068Poli has completely failed to notice anything bizarre going on and has started mopping the floors like nothing was wrong.Wait, when did he even start doing that? Is he intentionally being oblivious?
>>5565068>Cast looks around, checking out the area.something doesn't feel right.>he floats around looking at what's going on... and floats up to Armstronghey, how's guarding been?
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>5565068"Sweet! Thanks eggbro!" Brock takes an egg and turns around to face away from Blissey to pocket the egg discreetly "You bros wanna wait for the doc to get here? I don't think I've got other stuff to do.">Yes, of course.>Hide the egg (stealthy roll)
"It feels like we''re in another world or something. Do you guys think there's another... us, walking around? Even if there were, I don't think finding them would help us do anything we need to here..."
>>5565068>>Yes, of course."I haven't had these in a while..." Kaku bites on the thing, hopefully this isn't poisoned or anything.
>Tintoretto turns around to someone>His mind is currently...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngHBhUlvuM8
>>5565068Citrine stares at the plate of eggs. "...really?" he asks blankly. He cannot eat. "Have you got any quicklime?">No
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>5565068Vee feels wronged. Either he's been moved out of his room, or things are set up completely wrong in this place. He can't help but look scornfully at the sight of it. Boring! There's no way he'd keep his room like that."Why?" Vee just can't wrap his head around it. With a breath and a moment to collect himself, he's back to his normal demeanor, but inside, he has a lot of questions, and a lot of ideas. He has to find Sneasel. If anyone'd find something off about a situation like this, he hopes it would be her. He keeps a list of priorities in his mind.1. Find Sneasel2. Investigate the rest of the guild.3. Find Pika4. Find a couple others of note5. Find out if his treehouse still exists (but that's a long way from the guild as of now.)He steps away from his room and gets to working on priority 1 and 2. Together, with an ear out and a wandering gaze, Vee scours the guild for anything out of the ordinary. There has to be something to clue him in...
>>5565072"Y'all hit your noggin' too hard on the way back up here?" Armstrong asks, scratching his own head.>>5565074>>5565076Cobalt shakes her head. "N-No? Nothing too weird from the weird around here, at least." She turns her attention to Charles. "It's the big party we have at the start of a new seasonal cycle! To celebrate our arrival and s-stuff. You remember, that, yes...? It's pretty important.">>5565080>>5565077He scratches his chin and pats himself down. "I don't smell, do I?" Armstrong looks to Castform. "Guardin'? You mean gardenin'? That's been going peachy." >>5565078Poli cleans. The floor is already clean, however, as if someone took care of it.>>5565081>>5565085>>5565091Brock successfully pretends to eat the egg and stows it for later use. Kaku, however, eats it normally. Nothing strange happens to the Grimmsnarl. It tastes just like a perfectly hard-boiled egg. It could use some salt.She looks annoyed at Citrine's decision to not take an egg, and looks further perplexed. "Limes? What would you need that for? Eggs will fix your problems. Health is important. So are eggs." She shakes the plate at him, expertly bouncing the eggs without dropping them. "You should take some."Do you accept the offering?>Yes, of course.>No, I already had something to eat.>[Perception Roll] Hey... wait. Didn't we just take some? How did they come back?>>5565083Cobalt nods. "That's what everyone always calls this place! Another world.">>5565090Tintoretto is microwaving his thoughts.>>5565093Vee feels wronged on a cosmic level, he takes mental damage from the sheer audacity of the state of his "room." His next two rolls will have a -2 penalty. Currently, it just looks like their base, but if everyone bothered to spend more time on it rather than constantly adventuring. It would be actually kind of nice if it wasn't so uncomfortably off-putting.
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>5565101>[Perception Roll] Hey... wait. Didn't we just take some? How did they come back?"...it's just eggs."
>>5565101>Tintoretto stares at the eggs"Can I trade them in with a lime? They're quite the fishon in my stool...
>>5565101"Ah... perfect cleanliness. No sense of adventure. Peace. No boy-crazy Fire-types..." Poli comments, putting his mop aside. "Truly, this is an improvement. I could stay here forever!" he muses to himself, sitting in a corner to stare at a wall like he normally does in his free time. Seems like Poli has taken the wrong lesson from everything being, well, wrong!
>>5565101>Castform now KNOWS something is up.huh, so you've been handling the garden while we've been out. may I see it?
>>5565101>Charles scratches his chin"No. No Cobalt, I can't say that I do. Mind re-filling some gaps? I'd like to...'remember'."
Bind casually takes some eggs. "So, stumbling into here and asking all kinds of weird questions is a common occurrence, it sounds like...? I should be more attentive...">>5565104"You'd rather eat limes than eggs?!" He eggsclaims.
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>5565101Yeah... I'll uh... I'll be right back.>Sable walks off to find CLUES
Rolled 1 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>5565101"...Place sucks..." Vee doesn't like it one bit. He likes cosmic damage more than this place, because at least cosmic stuff has stars. Stars are cool. He walks over to Poli >>5565105 and asks him a completely serious question."Hey Poli. How often do you think about world domination and-or destruction?"
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>5565101"Any idea how long pikabro is out, eggbro? The eggs are nice, but a snack won't fix what's wrong with me."Brock takes a seat in the waiting room, waiting for the doctor to arrive while keeping an eye out for anything suspicious. The eggs are suspicious at this moment, so he focuses on those.>[Perception Roll] Hey... wait. Didn't we just take some? How did they come back?
>>5565114"Daily." Poli answers. "But this peace is what all true world conquerors strive for!"...yeah, Poli's normal.Probably.
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>5565101"No, but i can hit you up there"Astor is sus
Rolled 19 (1d20)Teammate solidarity roll for nothing!!!
>>5565111>Tintoretto chows down on an egg."Non."
>>5565117"Do you wanna do it for real right now? This is world is evil, rotten to the core. And not the good evil, either. It's the bad kind," he shakes his head. "I don't even think this place is real, and it doesn't deserve to be, anyway."Vee stomps his paw down dramatically, but he weighs like fifteen pounds so it isn't very impactful. "We destroy this place, and get back home."
>>5565123"But Vee," Poli protests. "Look at the floor! It's all clean, and it didn't take me three hours! There's nobody whinging about makeup! Everyone's doing something nice and calm... This is the world I strive to rule as Divine Unholy Wizard Overlord!" he declares.
>>5565101>No"Not a lime. Quicklime. The medicine Pika makes for Rock-type wounds. Usually in a jar? Gray?"Citrine doesn't even bother answering the egg demand.
>>5565124"In that case, I say this place doesn't need us.">>5565123"Where do you think we should go to fix all this, then?" >>5565122Bind releases a breath he didn't know he was holding. From his relief, one might assume his concern was as dire as it would be for a sharpedo attack. Because to him, it was.
>>5565101"Nope, I wasn't checking for if you smell bad, just... if you guys were off!"
>>5565124"Poli, if the floor is already clean, that means they've replaced you." Vee does his best to put up a convincing argument as he is very unhappy with the state of things.No stealing.No pillow forts.No messy rooms.Destruction."And it might not even be a normal replacement, it could even be a clone of you. If that's true then someone else is using your janitor's closet right now.">>5565126Vee looks to Bind, who he didn't notice in the plaza before. "We need to figure out the source of this, and destroy it. If anyone tries to stop us, we need to destroy them, too. They aren't real, that's how they get you!"
>>5565126>>5565129"Oh." Poli pauses to think about not being needed or being replaced. He decides that it's probably not very different, or at least worth the apparent 'perfection' of this place. "...Can't I just replace the replacement then? Or go on wizard vacation?"
>>5565130"Yes! If we have one of us replace one of them, then we can dismantle it from the inside!"Vee is imagining the situation as if it were some sort of simulation, which it probably isn't.Still set on destroying it, though."And that's the worst part. They don't allow crime here, so that means they don't allow evil, either!"
>>5565132"Evil is always allowed. It lurks in every corner-you just need to know where to look!" Poli scoots over in his corner to invite him to... engage in evil? It's like a Seviper offering an apple, or something.
>>5565103>>5565104>>5565111>>5565122>>5565121>>5565115>>5565125Kaku is correct, it is just eggs. Same as before. He fails to notice they have magically refilled, as if none were taken.She turns to face Tintoretto, who has moved to the infirmary. "Limes? What would you need that for? Eggs will fix your problems. Health is important. So are eggs." She shakes the plate at him, expertly bouncing the eggs without dropping them. "You should take some."Do you accept the offering?>Yes, of course.>No, I already had something to eat.>Is... she okay?Bind leaves the entrance, now moving to the infirmary to take a handful of eggs. If he doesn't notice, the eggs on the plate are refilled each time. He also gives a morale boost... to no one! His teammates have exceeded the effective range of the buff. It is not applied.Tintoretto eats an egg. It tastes just like a perfectly hard-boiled egg. It could use some salt.Blissey now turns to face Brock, trying to ask her a question. "Eggs will fix your problems. Health is important. So are eggs." She shakes the plate at him, expertly bouncing the eggs without dropping them. "You should take some."Do you accept the offering?>Yes, of course.>No, I already had something to eat.>Huh?Now facing Citrine, she repeats the exact same sentence as before and the exact same motions. Perfectly. Without skipping a beat.Do you accept the offering?>Yes, of course.>No, I already had something to eat.>What is going on???>>5565106>>5565118>>5565127"...right. You have fun with that." He gives an odd look at Stern. "Uh-huh, yup. S'bit odd, is all.""Is this new to y'all or somethin'?" Armstrong shrugs and waves Castform to follow. "S'where it's always is." He leads him outside to the Caldera. You can see the garden from here. It looks like it could be attached to a fancy mansion! If they chose to be practical and farmed food, that is, rather than eye-candy.>>5565108Cobalt nods slowly. "You'd need to be specific about it... what would you like to know?">>5565113Sable is unable to determine that anything is different! As far as he's concerned, this is the normal base!>>5565114>>5565123>>5565117As Vee is conversing with Poli, the "vileness" of the world takes hold of him, and he takes super critical damage to the brain! Vee has been so bothered with this place, it's actually getting to him! Who needs fighting... moves... when everything is so peaceful...>A random move in Vee's moveset was Disabled! (Roll 1d4)
>>5565138>Tintoretto looks at the even more eggs then thinks he has to eat ALL THE EGGS."THE NOBLE FRUIT OF THE NOBLE HEN WILL BE MINE!!">om nom nom
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>5565138"Y'now, i hit some guys pretty hard down there and new memories were created, and others are gone, so no, i don't remember""Also remember that loan i gave you? The thousand Poke? Yeah i need it"Will this work?
Rolled 4 (1d4)>>5565138>>5565136Vee looks visibly distraught for a moment before he can respond to Poli.1. Copycat2. Work Up3. Quick Attack4. Last Resort
>>5565101Theodore is here! He blinks and whips his head around in confusion before the memories return slowly to him. They traveled down some weird tunnel, ended up in a deserted wasteland and now they're. . . back home?It doesn't make sense. Is he forgetting something else? Why is everyone so on edge?"Stufful. . ." He mewls. "Are we back home, bro? My heads not there. . ."He moves towards the closest friend.
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>5565138"Well, did everyone before me show up at the beginning of a season?">Charles grills this supposed Cobalt"I know I came in late so I may not have all the facts here. And how big is this celebration? When did we start having it?"
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>5565138Did I switch timelines into a one where we didn't go into a hell-portal? I hope so... but it all feels so... off. Shit, man... am I real???>Sable has an existential crisis. What will his mind or faith bring him to?
>>5565138"Alright, this script is getting on my nerves, I'm out of here." Kaku walks away with no destination in mind.
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>5565138'eh, always just thought you'd be on guard too often to get into the garden.>Cast inspects the garden. as in, checks EVERYTHING in it>from the fields he and charles laid down to the emblem that should be in it's centre, looking for anything that could be evidence of somebody tampering with him
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>5565138"Yo you good, eggbro? I get you like eggs, but you're being weird." Brock decides it's time for action and gets up from his seat and walks around the infirmary. "Where's pikabro anyways?"He looks for any doors to open and peek inside.>Investigate! Special Agent Brody on the scene!
>>5565138>>5565142"...I need to get out of here."Vee immediately rushes away, speeding through the 'guild's' halls and exiting his conversation with >>5565136 Poli early. It's clear enough where he's headed, though.Vee used Quick Attack!He sprints to the caldera to get some fresh air, clearly having a hard time.
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>5565138>>5565142>>5565150"Awww..." Poli waves bye and looks for something else to do. What oddities will he find..?
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>5565138Stern shrugs.>>5565147Stern is sniffing around for anything wack with Castform, not like he's got anything better to do."What do you think's going on? This is kind of funky!"
>>5565143Brock whispers to Theo "Not really. Something's off, we're investigating discreetly. Put on your private eye fedora, plushbro."
>>5565154Something is here, something that doesn't want to be alone.definitely not lonely, otherwise would have just revealed itself by now. but needs people to stay for some reason. my theory? it's using us as some form of energy source, likely a member of the drowsee line looking to stop us waking up to keep feeding on dreams.>that sounds like a conspiricy theory cast.
>>5565156Theo looks up at his big friend and smiles. "Stufful stuff." "Thanks, Bro. Its great to know I can count on you."He tilts his head and mewls. "What do you mean somethings up? Are we still in the weird portal? Maybe that guy from before is still taunting us."
>>5565138>What is going on???"... I'm leaving." Citrine turns, heading to the-- wait, would the holding cells exist here? Citrine decides to find out, moving to where the entrance of the basement should be.
>>5565160"Really? That's crazy..."Stern's eating the theory up.
>>5565140>>5565148>>5565146Tintoretto keeps eating the eggs. They do not stop reappearing. Blissey smiles. "Eating eggs is great! Have another! Have another! Have another! Have a-" For every egg consumed, she repeats the line ad nauseam. Brock ignores the broken record and goes around the infirmary to investigate. The first door he tries to open is locked. The next door he tries to open is locked. Another door, another lock. After trying every single door, none of them open!Kaku, upset at the strangeness, elects to leave. Exiting the infirmary takes him to the plaza. It's pretty nice. There is Leavanny's tent, which seems to be unchanged.>>5565141>>5565147>>5565150>>5565154"I don't know 'bout a loan from you." Armstrong shakes his head. "I really don't get this whole 'guarding' thing I'm s'pposed to be doin'. Who would we need to be scared of?"Castform inspects the garden. Everything is nicely kept, of course, but it's not kept in the way they would go about it. With his knowledge of their specific garden, he quickly realizes the perfect flaws. This is too perfect. It's so perfect, it feels fake!Stern smells a perfectly fine garden. It's the best garden to garden, ever.Vee is now in the caldera, and sees the strange sight. It's picturesque. The pretty garden, the neatly kept forest path... not to hate on their home, but it's all too nice!>>5565143Theodore is back in the guild base, or so he believes. It's home, but not. Will he notice?>>5565145Sableye is concerned! Is he really real? What shall he do?His options:>Freak out, obviously. Now is not the time to have rational thoughts!>Let's go snooping around... maybe the prisoners might know something?>>5565153Poli goes to the Mess Hall. As the self-appointed head janitor, he notices it has never once been burnt or scorched. He should know!>>5565172Citrine moves a floor down and immediately walks into a wall, bumping into it without warning. That's strange, there should be a turn right here for the cells...
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>5565178"The... candy from the walls, that also looks like a candle and can hide in the shadows"Now Astor is not making any sense
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>5565163"Yeah, something like that. Keep an eye out.">>5565178"Well, that's not cool." Brock slams against a random door with his shoulder.>Giga-Impact
>>5565178"How odd. No food? Or Sandslash?" Poli comments. He decides this 'perfection' must be corrected-it's time to cook. Jesse not included. He checks for supplies to actually make a dish for himself.
>>5565178"Hey, anyone here?" Kaku checks the tent, maybe they sell cosmethics here too.
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>5565178>Let's go snooping around... maybe the prisoners might know something?>Sable creeps into the prison and starts listening in.
>>5565144"...w-well, I'm not really sure. But everyone all appeared here without warning. We all used to be humans before, so we banded together and formed a town on the mountain! We celebrate that time with a big feast and being thankful everything is nice. It's kind of sad you don't remember this, but that's o-okay." Cobalt finishes regaling her story. "Well, I've got to go do something else now, so I hope we can talk later."Cobalt waves goodbye and walks away to the plaza. She stops and stands still by the fountain. What?
Rolled 10, 13 = 23 (2d20)>>5565181Stufful cheers him on and even helps him with his own strength!> Theodore uses Couching on Brock and uses Strength."Do you think it's a psychic type like one of those creepy hypno or a ghost like gengar? I've heard spooky tales about them haunting places and tricking people. . ."
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>5565182dropped the funny dice
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>5565187>>5565178>Charles squints his eyes at Cobalt"Hmmmm.">His suspicion grows>He searches for anything...out of place in the guild
>>5565178>>5565176and now, I see proof!>cast uses a weather ball to point to the... berry bushes?look closely, dozens upon dozens of plants, same height, same amount of branches, hell even same yield and size of their berries. no normal garden would have plantlife so... identical. it has to be artifical, like a template copied and pasted to build this place!
Rolled 7 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>5565178Vee only lets out an annoyed, tense sigh. Even the air sucks.He looks out at the garden, and then into his scarf. With a Fire Gem, he might be able to burn it all to the ground. Something to keep in mind. He glances around to make sure nobody is looking."What can I do..?" Vee ponders to himself deeply. If the world rejects crime, he'll be a criminal. If the world rejects violence, he'll also be a criminal. If the world rejects Vee, he'll be a criminal, too!He walks over to the garden and hides away for a moment.(+3 Crimeness)Vee is feeling criminal.
Rolled 5 (1d20)Bind wracks his brain, empowered by hearty doses of cholesterol and protein. "Maybe if we went back to the gate? Or confronted...something? It doesn't seem like there's anywhere here...ooh, these are whipped to perfection! Mmm!"He wanders outside in his musing, perhaps he'll run into someone who's seen more than Cobalt.
>>5565193"Woooow!"Stern just assumes Cast is right.
>>5565180Armstrong stares blankly at him.>>5565181>>5565188With Theodore's assistance, they smash open the door! There's a loud crack as it folds in half under their combined might. As the dust settles, behind the door is revealed to be... nothing! There's just a door shaped hole carved out in the cave's wall. After a few seconds of processing the information, this door doesn't actually lead to anywhere, as if someone wasn't expecting it to be opened.>>5565182Poli finds the supplies neatly stacked and labeled. It reminds him if someone built a kitchen based around a cooking simulator. He begins making a really nice dish...? What will he make?>>5565184Kaku enters the tent and feels a different kind of atmosphere. Lots of accessories to accessorize with. The first thing he spots is Leavanny behind a counter, sewing something together. He doesn't even acknowledge someone entering the tent.>>5565185Sable, also expecting there to be a prison, turns the corner after going a floor down and walks into a wall. Hey! Who put a wall where there's supposed to be a walkway?>>5565192Charles seems too bothered by Cobalt's canned response to considered genuinely searching for something wrong. What is she even doing? Nothing at all!>>5565200Vee sneaks by and hides in a bush. There's no finding him unless someone looks!>Vee has been [Concealed].>>5565211Bind runs into Vespi, who is just buzzing around in place, not doing anything. "Greetingzzz... it'zzz a lovely day outzzzide."
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>5565217Poli begins making vegan lasagna. Mostly because meat and cheese are kind of hard to come by, and he wouldn't have experience with not-vegan lasagna....Maybe this place WASN'T so odd after all, he thinks.
>>5565217"Uh, hi, Sable,* Citrine says as the Dark-type ends up at the same dead end. "I knew there'd be nothing, but... Blissey is messed up. It was weird."
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>5565217"Oh, don't mind me..." Kaku tries out accessorizing.>Rolling for stylishness
Rolled 11 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>5565217"Y'now what, forget it, he's not easy to see, or hear, but maybe if you hear..."Astor tries to scare Armstrong by making a noise, hoping he doesn't notice it's him
>>5565217"Stufful?" Theodore squeaks, poking his head into the hole and looks back at Brock with a worried glint in eye. "Stufful stuff. . ""What the hell?" "This reminds me too much of that commercial set I was on. . . Just a prop to make something look real. . ."
>>5565217"Yeah, nice and sunny! Though, we're having some trouble with the harvest. Umm, wanna walk with me there and lend a hand?...or drone?"
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>5565224"Yeah, I don't think we're getting anywhere by playing along anymore. Time to go wild, plushbro.">>5565217Brock stares at the hole in the wall blankly before turning to Blissey. "Hey eggbro. Catch." He spikes the egg at Blissey
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>5565217Well, this is a conundrum. I don't remember ordering a cask of amontillado for the jail cells.>>5565221Hey rocko. Some place, eh? Deception, all of it. Don't believe a work they say, got it?>Sable looks for more clues. There's gotta be something around here that'll help him escape the demons!
>>5565217"Shoot! What was I..">Charles decides to find Sable>>5565230>>5565221"Sable. Citrine.">He nods to them both"You two find anything? I got some..weird feelings from Cobalt at the end of our conversation."
>>5565231Yeah, there's uh... nothing. As in, a wall where there should be the jail. This is like we're in some nightmare terrarium or something, c'mere and help me look for a way outta here. Anything out of the ordinary'll do at this point.
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>5565233>>5565217"How odd. Let me help!">Charles searches for clues as well
>>5565231"I came here to think, really, since it doesn't make sense for the jail to exist. I was waiting for Pika in the infirmary, but... Blissey was repeating herself. Exactly. Nonstop. I... didn't want to stick around for the inevitable after that." Citrine shudders.
Rolled 17 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>5565217Vee takes a moment to relax in the bush, thinking about his next course of action. The world is not right, that's for certain. But what's causing it? Is it another trick of the forest? Sounds likely. Why does it even exist? Are they in danger? Is it trying to change their minds? So how do they stop it? He thinks of what could possibly serve to destabilize whatever false reality they're living in right now. He's got his usual bag full of tricks. Maybe he could take it slow, one thing at a time. Maybe he could jump right into it, and take the war path.No, that's not the right way. It says right on the first page of The Art of Vee; 'do funny stuff and cause a lot of chaos when nobody knows it's you.'And Vee thinks he knows all the right ways to do that.Vee used a Fire Gem!Or at least he tries. He's never tried using one in this way, but if it's truly as fiery as the name would lead him to believe, rubbing it against a twig or two might be enough to catch a few bushes aflame with a meager spark.(+3 Crimeness)It's showtime.
>>5565237"Sure, it doesn't need to stay, but there should be some remnant of its existence surely? And what about all that room? We could use it for storage."
>>5565217>Cast has a feeling of impending dread, but doesn't know why
>>5565228". . . Hug me." He says, rather ominously.
>>5565242"Whatever made this place obviously doesn't think anything further than the bare minimum of... whatever the point of this is... matters. A jail doesn't fit the vision, you know? I'm thinking about breaking something to see what happens, at this point."
>>5565246"That might not be a bad idea. Let me know if you need help with that."
>>5565244Brock hugs the plush(bro)
>>5565249"Think the fountain is obvious enough?"
Rolled 6 (1d20)(Vibe roll before voiding)
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>5565250Theodore's Stufful instincts activate. His whole body vibrates violently as his limbs flail madly with destructive force! Brock should throw him before he's hit!The stufful is now a ball of destruction!
>>5565253"Probably the best spot, yeah. A good...focal point, if this place is made...psychically?
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>5565258Brock spikes Theodore at Blissey as well, double tap.>Toss the plush
>>5565243"What's going on, Castform?"
>>5565220Poli makes an actually decent vegan lasagna. Impressive.>>5565222Kaku attempts to pull the stylish clothes off of their displays racks. He learns very shortly that they're fixed to their position and rigid as statues. Upon closer inspection, he learns that they aren't even real. It's as if someone bothered going through the effort of making accessories as realistic as possible rather than actually making the real deal. This scarf is solid all the way through! It's rigid!?>Kaku obtains solid, completely rigid scarf.>>5565226Vespi stares at Bind. "Greetingzzz... it'zzz a lovely day outzzzide," she repeats, as if all the words he spoke were completely meaningless.>>5565223Armstrong doesn't even acknowledge a sound has been made. He just continues to stand there.>>5565221>>5565230>>5565235As they look around, they investigate the normal portion of the floor, which is the storage. Charles doesn't notice anything weird at first, but Sable is able to tell that all the items contained here are fake. The Wonder Orbs don't exude the same mysterious power, the seeds are flat if you look at them wrong, and the Held Items are stuck to where they are.>>5565224>>5565228>>5565258>>5565260The egg and weaponized plush toy collides with Blissey. The egg and Stufful bounce off the frozen Blissey, who doesn't react to the damage in a normal way. Instead, she just responds by asking if you want more eggs, again. What an interesting reaction."Why did you have to do that? Don't you like it here?" Cobalt asks, somehow having appeared right next to the duo! There was no indication of her being there. "Why do you need to be so violent? It's happy here without violence. It's perfect. No one has to change.">>5565239Vee is a fire starter! A pyromaniac of the highest caliber! He sets fire to the poor bush! It immediately ignites, bursting into flames. It's hot and flaming, but not... burning? The fires don't spread. It merely looks like someone tossed a fire on top of the bush."Y'all could've just said you didn't like it," Armstrong suddenly responds, head snapping to Vee's location as if he knew where he always was. "Why do you need to be so violent? It's happy here without violence. It's perfect. No one has to change."
Rolled 3 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>5565268>Sable points out everythingFake, fake, hollow, that's cardstock... Nothing here is real, and I'm just getting pissed off. I want out of this madhouse. I WANT OUT!>Sable tries to dig through one of the walls blocking off a passageway (+2 excavation)
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>5565268Citrine steps out, heading for the fountain, charging up and firing a Power Gem at it the second it's in sight.
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>5565268"Mmmm... Lasagna!" Poli takes out lasagna to share with his friends-weird nightmare copy or not! Who will he find? He seems to have forgotten all about the apparent weirdness in his cooking duties.
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>5565268Theodore- does not stop! Instead he keeps flailing around and spinning like a goddamned bayblade of destruction! He's wailing something in wildspeak."It's time for me. . . to break it down!"
Rolled 3 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>5565268Brock starts laughing and apparently something only he can see. He picks up Cobalt over his shoulder and walks out of the infirmary."HEH HEH HEH! You got a real funny streak little bro, we're not being violent, just messing around a bit."He looks for everyone else "Hey bros! Check this out! Little bro learned new tricks!">Keep "Cobalt" from escaping (+2 Strength)
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>5565268>>5565273"Fake you say? Well, glad to have some solid evidence we're in some sort of...simulation.">Charles attempts to break the 'fake' items with breaking swipe!
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>5565268>>5565243"Do you think something's going on? Let's find the others!"Stern pulls a Dora the Explorer and starts finding his way to the nearest action.Stern does a Dora
>>5565268>>5565280>Cast just... sits thereyeah... let's find the others>he's spotted a fire, rep lost with... someone. no idea who caused it.(and voiding for the night)
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>5565268"Aaahhh...I see." Bind feels a little trapped, understanding now that there's nothing to learn. He's starting to panic. He tries... pricking himself on some bramble?
>>5565268"Woah, this is the weirdest thing..." He then wears the stone scarf. "And it's really unconfortable, what even is the point? I gotta show the others..." Kaku backtracks to regroup with the guild.
Rolled 15 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>5565268Vee's blood seems to stop where it is in his body after hearing Armstrong behind him. He knows there was no one looking before. "I-" he can't even say a word. "...You're not... You don't get it..!" He stands in an agile manner, unsure of if he should fight or run away. He does his best to shake off the feeling of fear."...You really don't get it, do you? I don't care how perfect it is, I'll always be looking for trouble!"Vee stomps his paws into the ground with (tiny) force. "That's my right and mine alone, and I don't care who I have to go through to do what I want! I'll tear down this whole guild if I can't burn it, and you're gonna watch!"Vee isn't sure of the type of altercations he might be facing soon, but taking note of Armstrong and Cobalt both being Fighting-Type, he reaches into his scarf to double-check that everything is there, and smirks. Vee used Quick Attack!Vee fled! He runs back inside and guns back towards his room. Hopefully it has what he's looking for; his Evolution Stone collection.(+3 Crimeness) Breaking cosmic laws, the second best kind of crime.
>>5565273>>5565279Together, they begin wrecking havoc in the storage, turning the whole place upside down! Sable screams as he attempts to dig. With a single swipe, he immediately chunks a wall away, almost excavating a perfect cube from the cave. Charles, on the other hand, sends the shelves crashing down! The items clatter to the ground undamaged. A testament to their false existence."Is that how you behave when everything is nice? Just destroy everything? All of you only know violence. It's perfect here. No one has to change. We can live happy." An Aggron growls, somehow manifesting in the storage rooms.>>5565274As Citrine's Power Gem shatters the relatively fragile fountain, he senses a presence towering behind him. "But. When. Presented. With. Perfection. You. Crave. Destruction," she drones out, sounding disappointed.>>5565276>>5565289Poli walks out to find Bind and Vespi, just as the Lopunny is pricking himself on a bramble. "Perhapzzz it wazzz wrong. No fighting. No dangerzzz. But you choozzze to harm yourzzzelf inzzztead when prezzzented with difficulty," Vespi buzzes, circling around Bind.>>5565277>>5565278Theo does exactly as he says... but he's the one who breaks down!Brock attempts to reach out to grab and bring Cobalt out of the infirmary, but she sidesteps the telegraphed grab. Cobalt shakes her head. "S-So when things aren't right, you choose to lash out? It's nice here... no need to w-worry anymore. Why still hold onto b-being an animal?">>5565280>>5565285>>5565300Stern and Castform watch as the altercation between Vee and Armstrong go down, in flames! They rush after the fleeing Vee as the Chesnaught moves impossibly fast to keep up with the darting Vee."Don't y'all like peace? What's with this nonsense 'bout trouble? You'd be right fine with just living like that all the time? Ain't it tiring?" Armstrong asks, maintaining a stomping pace that seems out-of-place with his speed. "Here, y'all don't need to worry about survivin', fightin' for scraps and by the skin of your teeth just to see another day."As Vee arrives in the room, he quickly realizes with horror that his entire collection is just merely perfect recreations of actual stones! They're just useless rocks!>>5565293Kaku arrives back to the plaza to see Citrine being loomed over by Celesteela. Looks like something is about to go down.All the voices of the not-guildmembers overlap, echoing across the fake halls. "Perfection is too much for you. All you know is violence. Perhaps it's best to speak your language after all."LHG vs.... LHG!?Find out next Insomnia...
>>5565321Vee doesn't make so much as a noise as he finds that his plan might not work... He keeps a hold of the faux-stones for good measure, just in case..."This is the life I chose. I'll stop when you make me stop." Vee prepares himself for the worst, feeling as confident as he can in this present moment.
>>5565321"Oh, we are dropping the pretense now? Finally, some real action!" Kaku is itchin' for a beating.
>>5565321Brock cracks his neck and knuckles "So much for playing nice. We tried, little bro, but you're not playing ball."
Their words still linger in your head... it's a fight, alright!Charles and Sableye stare down an Aggron, surrounded by the shattered false items and the cavernous halls of the storage.Citrine and Kaku take defensive positions as the towering form of a Celesteela begins backing them into a corner.Poli and Bind find themselves surrounded in the garden, trapped by a swarm of hostile bee Pokémon and an angry Vespiquen.Theodore and Brock shift uncomfortably, readying for battle in the sterile room of the unfamiliar Infirmary against a Lucario.Stern, Castform, and Vee find that a Chesnaught is blocking the only way out of the imitation room, his large frame making it impossible to slip by without a scuffle.
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>5573437"It dawns on me... this isn't a great matchup, huh? Ah well.">Kaku Fakes Out steela', then Bulks Up!
>>5573437Theodore's stance spreads out as he prepares for a fight. He turns to Brock and nods before hopping onto his back."Stufful!" Theodore cries, climbing onto Brock's back and meeting the Lucario with a determined look."Ready, Sloth Bro?" He asks, his head on a swivel for anything of use in this infirmary. There must be some medicine here.
"I'm not in the mood to take these fakers out one at a time. Poli, any chance you know...anything about our garden?" He asks sheepishly. He readies his most powerful tool of The Trade, a Miss Swirl Chocolate cookie.
>>5573437No, it's how I react in a gilded cage. Hell, I'd say it's more copper than gold anyway. It looks like you sat on the seeds, stompy. The orbs are dull and meaningless, I've got 50P that says the sky's fake, and I'm willing to bet you're not even half the threat you are in real life.But I know you're just as big of an asshole.>Sable Digs!
>>5573437Brock seems to go still for a moment and looks around confused before his eyes settle on Theo."Hey bro!"This seems to snap him back to reality as his gaze turns back to the Lucario.>Brock used Amnesia
>>5573437>>5565329Vee stands ready to leap into action, facing Armstrong. Technically, Vee is in his element, even if it's just a sick, organized imitation of his room."Stern. Let's burn this place to the ground, starting with him, huh?"He is holding onto something in his scarf. He's preparing for a partner move!
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>5573437Astor
>>5573455>>5573437"No. I do know this one is... perfect-er, though." Poli thinks. Having somehow avoiding provoking any enemy, he doesn't see any reason to fight and is awkwardly standing beside the enemy."Why are you fighting? It's nice to not fight."
>>5573450Citrine shakes his head. "Yeah, it's pretty bad. But we've weathered worse. Got anything to hit her with or are we going to need to get creative with this?" he questions as he also bulks himself up... with Iron Defense.
>>5573463when thewhen the name is dropped!
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>5573460"Welp, if you say so Vee!"Stern turns to the Chesnaught."Get outta here!"Stern's fires flare up, he uses Flamethrower!
>>5573463"I'm not!! This was...an interpersonal communications and Vespi's first resort is violence! How is that my fault!"
>>5573458"Stufful!" He cries, clapping his paws together to rouse his bro's fighting spirit!"You can do it, bro! Don't let anything stop you!" He says before locking eyes with the imposter Lucario, a pink shimmer in his eyes shoot straight into his enemy's heart.>Theodore uses Coaching!>Theodore uses Baby-Doll Eyes!
>>5573470>>5573437"Wow. That's dumb." Poli immediately turns 360 degrees, then another 180 to face Vespi. Why did he turn so much? Nobody knows."I already don't like violence, but dream violence in an otherwise perfect place is worse! Time to teach you my peaceful ways... by force!"Unfortunately, he's still lacking in garden knowledge. He has lasagna from last time though???
>>5573465"Oh, I got plenty in me to hit her with. It's just a matter of outliving her, and I don't know how she stacks up to the real deal. Guess I'll counting on you for that, again!"
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>5573437>>5573468Vee stands next to him, watching the fire start.Here goes nothing! Vee retrieves Fire Stone from his faux-evolution stone collection, hoping that if he believes hard enough, maybe it'd be enough for a partner move, with Stern's help.Vee used Sizzly Slide! Maybe..."We'll show you!"(Rolling for it working, or damage? That is the question.)(+2 Craftiness if it's to make it work)
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>5573473"Nyeh!"Bind throws his chocolate confection at the nearest combee drone. Perhaps its sugary nature might resonate with the honeyworkers.
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>5573437>>5573479"Excellent idea!" Poli throws his previous session lasagna upwards. "Vegetable oil repels bees, I think, which this has... So... It must work as bee repellent!"If he's right, and a decent tosser, then this could maybe do something to keep the funny Combee off their backs?
>>5573475"I don't mind just doin' my job, though I might try an item or two here or there... I'll be sure to keep you unscathed."
>>5573462astor (rolled 12) he vibe at the door>>5573457Sable takes the opportunity to squirrel away into the dark depths of the guild, preparing to strike unseen. He growls and circles around the room, slowly scattering sharp rocks around the space. >Aggron used Stealth Rock!>>5573450>>5573465Celesteela flinches as her approach is halted suddenly, however, she remains glaring at the two. Kaku gathers some more strength for next time, and Citrine raises his capacity to take incoming damage!>>5573455>>5573463Neither of the two have yet to engage in combat, bickering between themselves. Poli also happens to have his lasagna from earlier. Together, instead of doing anything normal, they just throw their food. The chocolate treat disappears into the mass of bees acting as a living barrier, and the lasagna lands right back on Poli.>Poli was healed for 50% HP!Interestingly, nothing happens. The Vespiquen is still hovering in place and appearing menacing... but has yet to do anything.>>5573451>>5573458Most of what Theodore can assume is usable would probably be located where Blissey is sitting, completely unbothered by the fact a brawl is boiling over in the Infirmary. Inconveniently, Cobalt is placed in between them. Brock takes this opportunity to quickly forget! Brock takes this opportunity to quickly forget--Theodore takes the chance to put the confused Slaking back in order before attempting to disarm the Lucario with an act of false pretenses! This only causes the Lucario to scoff as she slams her paws into the ground and reveals a bone club. She twirls it around before rushing forward, slamming the socketed end into the Stufful's side. She does not let up and continues pummel-juggling the plushy creature.>Lucario used Bone Rush on Theodore! He takes 224 damage!>>5573460>>5573468Stern and Vee take the opportunity to unleash fiery wrath upon the grass giant, filling the false room with an intense heat and rolling wave of flames! As the flamethrower jets from the Emboar, Vee spins and dances into the flames, setting himself on fire and charging right at the Chesnaught without any reservations! The grass-type is visibly pushed back as his arms are scorched. As the flaming assault ends, and he's a shade darker than normal, he grabs onto Vee and tosses him up like a ball about to be pitched... and delivers a nasty close-fisted chop to fast ball the Eevee back at Stern!>Chesnaught used Wood Hammer on Vee! He takes 367 damage!>Stern will need to make an additional roll in response: Catch Vee or take the hit!
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>5573490>Sable erupts from the earth right under Aggron's chin, uppercutting him!
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>5573490"Hey, hey, whoa!"Stern attempts to catch the Vee!
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>5573490"Whoa! You alright plushbro?" Brock takes a step between the Lucario and Theo, hoping to become the obvious primary threat.He claps his hands together and a glowing bone staff to match hers manifests as he separates them."Nice move, fakebro. Very handy."He attempts to do some fancy spins with the staff to get her attention>Brock used Copycat>Copycat was replaced with Bone Rush>Rollan for fancy schmooveshttps://youtu.be/D_2bluVPsb0
>>5573500Vee is caught. He is very soft."G- Ah, um. Yeah. Hi."
>>5573503It comes across more as https://youtu.be/rkqcvlMXh_M
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>5573490The club makes contact with Theodore again and again- only to make a rubber squeak!It's his ability- Fluffy!- that reduces the damage nearly by half!>540/428 HP Left!"Stufful Stuff." He squeaks with a mischievous glimmer in his eyes."Throw me a bone won't 'cha?" Theo remarks before leaping at the Lucario, his stubby limbs catch her arm and with a sudden burst of strength, he tries to pin her arms behind her back!>Theodore used Strength to hold Lucario back!
Bind squints, and whispers to Poli. "Hey...I have an idea." He gesticulates the way a greek actor would, with grand over-the-top motions even an onlooker from a 5th-floor mezzanine could easily make out. "YOU KNOW, I THINK I WOULD BE REALLY HAPPY TO SEE A... blast seed right about now... or...three?"
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>5573490"UBs happen to be my area of expertise, let me show you how we dealt with them back in Alola!">Kaku uses his Prankster Bulk Up, powering up for a Darkest Lariat!
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>5573511uh
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>5573490>>5573497"Any ideas why we ended up here?""... i should help"Astor lounges at Aggron with a Close Combat!
>Meanwhile with Tintoretto..EAT UP TINTOEAT UPEAT UP EAT UPhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZ9xwkMr3e4
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>5573511>>5573490"Ah. I see."Poli takes out his... he realizes doesn't have a wand, so he just makes some arcane gestures as if he had one instead."I will summon three of them for you." Is he trying to magically summon them with the power of dream-magic? Yes. Will it work? ...Doubtful!
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>5573504"Hi!"Stern gently places the Vee down.>>5573490"Get outta here!"Stern uses Flamethrower again!
>>5573519>Tintoretto is still eating up all of Blissey's eggs...
Rolled 6, 8 = 14 (2d20)>>5573490>>5573504"Okay, uh."Vee looks at Armstrong, seeing him singed. Thanks to Sizzly Slide, that's a nice, nasty burn. "Let's get to it!"He hops out of >>5573523 Stern's grip as he places him on the floor and quickly rushing forward, right under Stern's Flamethrower to ram and scratch Armstrong's knees.Vee used Quick Attack!Afterwards, he slides right through under his legs like an action hero and sends a stream of fire out at Armstrong from behind. Vee used Copycat!Vee used Flamethrower!He'll be coughing ash in the morning, but it's worth it.
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>5573490>>5573512Citrine fires a Power Gem burst directly at Celesteela's proportionally small face to gauge her reaction. And maybe goad her out of targeting Kaku.
>>5573490>>5573530Vee has been in better places before. Thankfully, Sizzly Slide's Burn helped him out quite a bit.(484/600 HP) Quick Attack deals 146 damage!Flamethrower deals 248 damage!394 damage total!
>>5573519>>5573529Tintoretto is only fascinated by the infinite eggs, free for him to take.>>5573497>>5573517Sable rises up, crashing with a raised fist into a steely jawline (which admittedly was not the best for his ghostly bones)! It makes a reverberating noise, likening to striking a gong! Astor, however, just stands there, lounging, He's been vibing for so long he'd rather just take a moment of relaxation!As Sable is still midair from his stunt, the Aggron grasps his entire head in a vice grip. Rolling his body, he sends the poor Sableye tumbling forward like a bowling ball... and the bowling pins are Stealth Rocks!>Sable must make an additional roll to avoid a Strike! (Less than 10 is a fail) He takes 170 damage, otherwise.>>5573512>>5573536Kaku keeps up with his gains, really getting ready to dish out some serious pain! The laser light show from Citrine, however, causes her to momentarily stop and assess the situation. It seems the relatively simple attack bothers her little.Celesteela zeroes in on Kaku, merely lifting one of her massive booster arms and brings it down on the Grimmsnarl, as if one were to bonk a tarantula with an aluminum bat.>Celesteela uses Heavy Slam on Kaku! He takes 428 damage!>>5573511>>5573522Bind and Poli work together, attempting to coerce the universe of this strange dream realm to give them exactly what they might need in this dire situation! Despite it not being that kind of reality, the Vespiquen drops the hostile stance and motions to one of the Combee. A few seconds pass and two Combee lazily buzz over, each of them carrying a Blast Seed and gifting it to the two before returning into the fold.Vespiquen returns to aggressively buzzing. She has yet to make any actual moves...?>>5573503>>5573506Brock goes for the Bone Rush, but it's clearly a different form of combat to him, as he attempts to clumsily wield the bone-staff in an attempt to look intimidating. Instead, his performance is less than... stellar. The Lucario blinks, unimpressed, allowing Theodore to attempt an arresting maneuver on the distracted jackal! Grappling with her arms, he intends to keep the Lucario an easy target for retribution.Glancing back, she clasps a paw closed before thumping it right into Theodore's chest, pulsing him with a shock of forceful energy!>Lucario used Force Palm on Theodore! He takes 107 damage and is Paralyzed!>>5573523>>5573530Stern, with his head on a swivel, impressively catches Vee and places him back down without incident. Together, the two form a catastrophic column of searing hot pain! The Chesnaught is unable to properly take the combined assault, nearly doubling over. As the flames disperse, you can see him gingerly flexing his burned hands.With a roar, he slams the crispy limbs into the ground of the room, shaking the very foundation. Repeatedly! The ground is becoming unstable!>Chesnaught is using Earthquake! Quick, do something!
>>5573569Poli stares blankly for five seconds exactly, then turns to Bind."...are we even fighting? Anyway, what'd you wanna do with these, Boss?"
>>5573569Citrine uses Gyro Ball to roll into the way of Celesteela's strike, taking the damage for Kaku!
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>5573569>Sable tries to spring up using his legs and high-dive back into the earth!>Dodgeroll
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>5573569"Stufful!" Theodore yelps in shocked pain as his muscles seize and flex outside his control."Ack! Bro! Take my final hurrah!" He yells out, his words of encouragement try to reach Brock, but his words struggle to come out.At the same time, he tries to dampen the Lucario's own resolve with a sparkle in his eyes!"Brock! Brock look for medicine or something! It's an infirmary!">Theodore tries to use Couching on Brock.>Theodore tries to use Baby-Doll Eyes on Lucario.
Rolled 4 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>5573569"N-No you don't..!" Vee grinds his teeth and leaps onto the Chesnaught's back. Probably not a good idea, all things considered (especially the spikes,) but..."Stern! Careful!" His voice is a little shaky, probably because everything is.Vee tries to plant himself securely onto Armstrong, and uses the feeling of the very ground rumbling and shaking to replicate it, entirely into Armstrong, no less!Vee used Copycat!Vee used Earthquake!This might hurt...(Not really trying to do damage, I would maybe consider this a non-combat action, so +2 Craftiness)
>Tintoretto puts another egg into his mouthhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_U-0tOqQc1U>Another..."Ougha.">He finished the last egg and wonders what to do now.>He walks into the infirmary..."Merry Christmas everyone!"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BWGEEeKXls>AND GETS FUCKING OWNED BY LUCARIO'S FORCE PALM"AAAAAHHHHH!!!"
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>5573569"Don't worry plushbro! Let's show this poser the power of broship! Hey! How about you focus on someone your own size!? Or at least, bigger than you, heh heh heh!" Brock rushes forwards into the Lucario to deliver a series of blows against her.>Brock used Bone Rush
>>5573575>At this point, Sable is wishing he was anywhere near as nimble as Bind. -170 damage (1010/1180)
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>5573569"Hey! Uh, uh..."Stern picks up Chesnaught with Superpower! Can't use Earthquake when you're on the ground, right!?
>>5573572>>5573569"Hmmhmm! Yes, I see!" Bind nods sagely, understanding (nothing). "Poli, we're not fighting, but I don't think these pokemon are real. It's just us here. Fighting them might not do much good, but there's not any point in making peace with them either." He turns around. "Vespi, I would like you to take us to a way out of this world! We still have work to do, and it can't be done here, paradise or no!............please?"
Rolled 8, 20 = 28 (2d20)>>5573569Kaku crouches before being smashed by the bamboo rocket, letting Citrine tank the hit. "Ole!">Kaku does the ol' one-two, Sucker Punch plus Darkest Lariat!
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>5573569"Second time's the charm!"Again
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>5573569>>5573587"Ah. I see." Poli hands over the second seed to Bind as he explains. "I think this may be an illusion to entrap us. You know what part always breaks first in those movies? The sky!" he announces.Poli throws the blast seed directly up... and steps two steps to the left so it doesn't hit him like the lasagna.
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>5573576"I'll keep her occupied, plushbro. You figure out if there's something we missed. Ignoring me right now would be a big mistake that I won't let go unpunished."Brock keeps trying to keep the Lucario's focus on himself to buy Theo time.>Roll to appear as primary threat if necessary
>>5573575>>5573591Sable is unable to escape into the safety of the underground fast enough and is riddled by countless sharp stones! Despite his injuries, he clambers back into the ground.>He takes an additional 170 damage!Astor closes in and proceeds with his closer combat! With a flurry of pecks and blows, he's attempting to take the big guy down!Aggron takes the moment of a lack of distance and delivers a dazing strike! Astor's head feels like it's been put through the ringer and used as a literal ringer! Like a bell! There's a ringing in his ears...>Aggron used Iron Head on Astor! He takes 240 damage and Flinches!>>5573574>>5573590Citrine takes the moment to experience what it must be like to be a golf ball placed behind a world champion strike. He's sent careening through the plaza, painfully bouncing around as if he was trapped in a pinball machine.Kaku, no longer under threat of being crushed like a pancake, darts forward with a deadly hook and an even deadlier spinning strike! Celesteela is pushed back by the rapid attacks, chipping away at the layered steel skirt. Celesteela frowns, upset at the development. Raising an arm, heat begins pouring out from the end as sharp energy begins pulling together. Suddenly, a shot cracks out, rings of air exploding from the area. >Celesteela used Steel Beam on Kaku! He takes 488 damage!>>5573572>>5573592Vespiquen ceases the aggressive movements, watching carefully. Since she is watching carefully, everyone gets to watch as Poli does one of the wimpiest throws possible, lobbing the Blast Seed about a foot in the air before it lands back on top of him and detonates."Zzzo, you do not wizzzh to be here anymore? Do you not like it? It izzz perfect here. You do not need to worry about that work..." Vespi speaks, attempting to convince them to stay.>>5573576>>5573581Brock wields the bone staff with less expertise than he hoped, but at least it's not a complete failure. Twirling the bone, he batters the Lucario with the attack as her focus was elsewhere. Theodore, despite the pain, continues trying to support his friend with more guidance and attempting to disarm the opponent with kind eyes!Lucario groans, shaking her head. Twisting the Stufful out and around, she equips Theodore like a boxing glove and sends a fist directly into the Slaking's stomach! There's a squeak as Theodore goes down, but Brock is... unscathed!>Theodore has fainted!>>5573584>>5573577Vee and Stern decide to go crazy in their moment of dire need, rushing the Chesnaught with all that they've got! Vee takes the opportunity to hop onto his back to commence the shaking! Stern, however, tries to wrestle away the Chesnaught's control of the earth away. However, the crumbling state of the ground causes both of the larger Pokemon to sink into the floor as it gives. Chesnaught roars out as he is battered by rocks and the ceiling threatens to crash down on all of them!>Stern and Chesnaught have become trapped!
>>5573611"Welp, you're going down with me!"Whilst holding onto Chesnaught, Stern does an up close and personal flamethrower!
>>5573611Theodore lets out a scream before he faints on impact.
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>5573611>Sable launches from the earth again, directing himself into Aggron's knee!
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>5573613Roll
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>5573611"Again!"Indeed, again
>>5573611"GOD""DAMN IT"Poli has been exploded.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfC8OU2YtNo
>>5573611Brock looks down between Lucario and Theo. He seems more disappointed than anything."Bruh."He kneels down to feed Theo a Reviver Seed."Try to stay safe, plushbro, or get some of the others. I can handle things here for a while."
Rolled 15, 12 = 27 (2d20)>>5573611Following Stern's >>5573613 plan wordlessly, on the same wavelength, Vee begins kicking his hind legs into Armstrong's back at blinding speeds, while spitting fire into his armor. Vee used Quick Attack!Vee used Copycat!Vee used Flamethrower!And you'd think he were a Flareon.It doesn't seem safe or healthy to be so close to open flame.
>>5573627Quick Attack deals 155 damage!Flamethrower deals 252 damage!407 damage in total!
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>5573624Theodore's solid black eyes snap open. Immediately he swings his limbs around and uses Strength to snatch Lucario's legs and try to slam onto the ground."Wombo Combo!" He cries out in plain English.
>>5573611Citrine reorients himself and uses his golf-ball-esque momentum to roll and jump back into the way of the Steel Beam, since he intends on keeping his word. He's definitely taking heavy punishment though; two strong attacks he's still weak to in a row hve left him dazed for sure. The constant spinning isn't helping."Hang in theereeee..."
Rolled 15 (1d20)"I think so too. But we're spinning our wheels here! What if we can't get out without outside help? I thought we were in another world or something at first, but nobody's acting...real." He turns around to look at Poli."I was gonna try that next!!! Ah!" He raises his arms to his temple."You! Vespi! You're right! Take us... AWAY from any way or pokemon that could get us out of here! The opposite direction!"
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>5573611>>5573632Poli gets up and dusts himself off. "Ahem."Right to bluffing again. "As it were. I simply... wanted to conduct my research, yes. No need for alarm. We love it here. There is absolutely no reason to obstruct us from leaving."
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>5573611"Yikes! We are not messing around huh?">Kaku doesn't let up, winding up another Lariat!
>>5573615>>5573620Sableye, upon exit, instead is kneed in the chest with his unfortunate timing! If he needed air, Sable would probably be trying to gulp in lungfuls of it! He is kicked away like a soccer ball, but is otherwise fine. Astor, on the other hand, does not relent, electing to whittle down his foe with everything that he's got! However, the headache makes him pause and he just stands there, confused.Huffing, Aggron takes the moment to shower the area in even more hidden rocks. Getting closer is becoming increasingly dangerous!>>5573629>>5573636Citrine, taking the punishment from being tossed around at speeds that are definitely unhealthy. Seeing that Kaku is about to be skewered by steel energy, he musters the strength to roll back and accept his fate. Instead of a golf ball, it's more like being shot by a battleship sized bullet! Kaku, having avoided such an undesirable fate and inspired by the sacrifice, gives his spin with all that he's got! Turning into a tornado of hair, he quickly topples the towering titan, sending her crashing to the ground with a thunderous boom. Celesteela's breathing is raspy.It seems the surroundings have changed... all the exits from the plaza seem to lead out to the forest clearing from before. Looking at the fallen Celesteela, it doesn't look like they're going to be stopped.>>5573621>>5573632Poli is injured, but not terribly so. It just seems it has extra comedic effect on him. At the strange request from Bind, the Vespiquen motions to the swarm and disperses them with a wave. "There izzz nowhere elzzze but here," she replies before locking up. Vespi stares at Bind. "Greetingzzz... it'zzz a lovely day outzzzide.">>5573614>>5573624Theo's fainting is short-lived, as he's brought back from unconsciousness by a handy reviver from Brock. Immediately, the tiny creature takes this as a sign, attempting to trip up the Lucario for his friend instead of heeding the Slaking's words.Crossing her arms, the Lucario brings them down on the pink obstacle, delivering a devastating blow!>Lucario used Cross Chop on Theodore! He takes 345 damage!>>5573616>>5573627The Chesnaught continues to roar and scramble to escape the collapsing floor, compromised by the double Earthquake to a point it can no longer support anything! As the three of them sink, the Chesnaught finally stops struggling, and they begin falling endlessly......before falling back into the same room as if the fight never happened. However, the exit seems to only point toward the same forest clearing as before. Armstrong is waiting by the side, leaning against the opening. "Y'all are free to go. I hope yer' peace is found if it can't be here."
>>5573647Stern blinks."I don't really get it, but okay!"Stern grabs the [AFK] Castform and steps towards the forest.
>>5573647>Sable, reeling from his gems being shoved into his ethereal organs, elects to hide underground again with Dig
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>5573647"What did I just say, bro? Stop beating on plushbro!">Brock Bone Rushes in
>>5573647Theodore growls. He has nothing that can actually do to seriously injure her.The plush bear bites his tongue and turns tail to flee!"Stufful!""Sorry bro! I'm going to come back with help!" He shouts, rushing out of reach to search the infirmary for any healing items in the cabinets or the-Egg.Stufful eats the egg.
>>5573647"Thanks Armstrong!"Vee scurries outside as if nothing happened, walking past Armstrong'nt and ahead of Stern >>5573649. "MY peace can only be found by becoming the greatest outlaw there ever was! But you have fun here."He stops and turns around for a moment. "Oh, and it was very mean of you to clean my room without my permission. I had everything set up perfectly! Don't go meddling in others' lives when they don't need you to."He is wondering if they'll be ambushed when they least expect it...
>>5573652>>5573654"Gotcha! Be careful plushbro!"Brock unleashes a flurry of blows at Lucario, finally seeming somewhat like a real jedi. He's going full force on his opponent. https://youtu.be/Q3a5ac5j074>447 damage
>>5573647"You were strong, but you were doomed the moment you crossed the best Beast Buster of all! Come on Citrine, the exit is right there! ...are you stilll alive?"
>>5573647"Indeed? It is a most pleasant day to assume Statue Formation." Poli stands upright with his arms outstretched. wait a minute, he's got a plan.Probably, as he addresses Bind with a blank stare, 'Statue Formation' directed at him. "What do you think, Boss?"
>>5573664"...Yeah, probably," Citrine says, uncurling from the Gyro Ball within his impact crater. "I'm fine to get moving-- let's hurry, though." Citrine says, before limping towards the newly visible clearing.
>>5573647>>5573672"Roger that." Kaku makes his way out of the fake guild...
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>5573647>>5573665"Wow! That's interesting!" Bind stares at Vespi in total silence for a few seconds before equipping Poli in a type-a appletun hold before booking it in the opposite direction of the false guild with agility. Where will he run? Even he doesn't know, just as far as he can!
>>5573650Sable retreats back into the safe embrace of dirt. Things are not going swimmingly for the little guy as Aggron is left once again to simply wait, throwing down even more hidden rocks in response. The entire storage room has basically become impossible to traverse safely!>>5573665>>5573676Together, the two flee, scrambling away from the caldera and out the entrance. Without even noticing, they've stumbled back into the clearing. Bind's frantic movements almost cause him to collide with a relatively fragile looking Citrine!>>5573654>>5573662>>5573652Brock moves in, finally getting a hang of the staff as he twirls it around and begins pummeling the Lucario with his move, harnessing some serious strength. She gasps as she stumbles back, clutching her bruised sides in pain. Theodore consumes an egg and instantly feels better.>Health restored to full!With ragged breaths, the Lucario raises her good arm and launches a bright blue ball of energy right at Brock, seemingly done as a final hurrah.>Lucario used Focus Blast on Brock! He takes 359 damage!>>5573649>>5573656>>5573664>>5573672The six (Stern, Vee, Citrine, Kaku, Bind, and Poli) of them find themselves waiting in the same clearing again. However, instead of another ominous path, it's cleared up to reveal a hill with a strange statue built atop it. It might be best to wait for the others...
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>5573678>Sable decides "fuck it" and digs out the structural supports, collapsing the building on Aggron, then leaves him to the rocky mess he clearly loves
"Ack! Hey, we did it Poli!...We coulda kept ouor food..." Bind whines. He gets up, now endampened. "Did you guys learn anything?"
>>5573678"Hey, we really did it! Ehehe!" Vee cheers, declaring victory for the moment. He takes a second to feel proud, before returning to more normal levels of joy. His friends are still stuck in what is probably Hell, after all."So what do we do now?" he tilts his head and looks around at Stern, Citrine, Kaku, Bind, and Poli. "Where are the others?"
>>5573678"Neato... Hey guys, you made it out! The others shouldn't be far behind I hope." Kaku watches his surroundings, expecting to see the missing half of the crew soon.>>5573684"When in doubt, use violence? No wait, I already knew that before."
>>5573678"Stufful! Stufful!" Theodore shouts from across the room, he plucks an egg from the basket and fastballs it at Brock."Brock! Catch!" He yells before shoving another in his mouth to reenter the fray, full and fresh!
>>5573687"I guess they're fighting too! We just wait now, I guess!"
>>5573678"Bye!" Poli says, still motionless as he's carried off...>>5573684Arriving on scene, he unassumes 'Statue Formation' and addresses Bind once more, wiggling out of the funny bunny grip. "I learned that peace is impossible with everyone! ...Also, sorry." Bind is reminded he is carrying a frog covered in lasagna. Who is also horrifically damp as result of the Damp Bow. Eww!
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>5573678>>5573691Brock reels back from the blast, falling to his knee dramatically. "You're strong, fakebro. But your power is nothing in the face of the bro side." He Catches the egg in his mouth and summons the bone staff again "Shouldn't have pretended to be little bro, bro. That makes me mad."He goes in for another, hopefully final attack.>Fully healed?>Bone Rush
>>5573695Brock's Bro Side powers flow through him. He is not going Full Force. He IS Full Force.>1118 damage
>>5573682Sableye's reckless action might just save him... or doom him! As the Aggron begins lumbering away from the collapsing storage room, Sable must now quickly try to flee without being left to encounter the same rocky mess he created!Digging has become dangerous with the destabilized materials.>Run as fast as your little legs can carry you>Rock parkour!>Dig despite the dangers!>>5573691>>5573695>>5573697Brock accepts the egg, undoing the damage from the previous attack, and suddenly feels a surge of power. Either from the timely egg or the support from his resilient little buddy, he takes this moment to crush the Lucario with a true flurry of movements, looking fairly strange for his bulkier frame. Despite this, the injured Lucario is unable to weather any more. Two hits send her sprawling, the third knocks her down, and the final two knock her lights out.As he finishes, Blissey is standing next to them, waiting. "You've got a clean bill of health! You're free to go now..." she points to the entrance now leading to a forest. They can see their grouped friends waiting. "But it's sad to know this is how you choose to act. Oh, well. At least two of you managed something."She offers Brock and Theo some eggs. "Want some to go? They're great for your health!"
>>5573692"Huh. Hope they're doing alright.">>5573688>>5573684"Destruction is useful, especially when there are things others don't want you to destroy."Vee did very little destructing, as his attempt to start a bush fire didn't really go anywhere.>>5573694"Peace is overrated, anyway. Where's the fun in not having to worry about anything?"
Rolled 18 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>5573708>Dig despite the dangers!FUCK YOU AND YOUR SHITTY FLOOR!>Sable is banking on his tunneling being faster than using his tiny legs to outrun a 7-foot tall douchebag (+2 excavation)
>>5573708Brock twirls the bone staff around a few more times for flourish, he's feeling good. He walks up to grab another egg and pick up Theo onto his shoulder "Thanks eggbro, and she's the one who started it. I just wanted to check what's behind the door. Let's get out of here, plushbro."He starts heads out to join everyone else.
>>5573708"Thanks, Bro." He says before resting on his bro's back.
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>5573694Bind looks down. "Mmm. I'll live... At least we've made progress...I think. Hey, where's Sable and Astor? And Brock?">>5573688"I wonder if there's something to read into there... or maybe it's a champion thing.">>5573711"Different strokes. We just hot-footed it.""Anyone know where we are? Poli and I didn't find much, except that this place gives you whatever you ask for. I wish for...some cake?" He announces to the sky in his erroneous assumption.
>>5573714Sable can feel the ground around him threatening to squish him as he continues against his better gut senses. In fact, it motivates him to go even faster to escape impending doom. Excavating the earth as his life depends on it, he shovels his way to true safety, tumbling out of the tunnel and into the forest clearing, awkwardly flopping out as the ground he was previously in ceased to exist.>>5573711>>5573715>>5573718>>5573694>>5573692>>5573688>>5573684All of you now gathered in the clearing can begin to make out that the statue appears to be of two strange looking creatures. One almost looks like wispy shadows, and the other strongly resembles a copious use of crescents.But what might that be? Perception roll...?Battle completed... +500+1d20EXP and 500P.
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>5573726
Rolled 2, 14 = 16 (2d20)>>5573726"Hey bros! You guys made it out. Didn't see pikabro anywhere in there unfortunately, but the eggs really healed us up." He offers one to the group "Can i interest anyone in one in these trying times? Oh, what're those?" He perceives the statues>Perception + exp respectively
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>5573726"What a surprise, if it isn't the Edgy the Shadow and the moon legendary that's not Lunala... or at least, their images. I wonder, is this the so called Shattered Veil I heard so much about?"
Rolled 17, 20 = 37 (2d20)>>5573726Blehg!>Sable stands up from his faceplant and takes a look at las creaturasThe fuck's this now?>Roll 1: exp. Roll 2: Perception
Rolled 12, 3 = 15 (2d20)>>5573726(first roll is XP, second is perception)"Looks kinda..." Vee squints too figure out what he's staring at...
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>5573726"Huh. what's that?"Roll one is for perc, second is for EXP.
Rolled 10, 3 = 13 (2d20)>>5573726>>5573734Bind's answers are prayed with a Sableye rather than dessert. Does his second roll allow the lopunny to catch him?
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>5573736
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>5573733>ex pee
Rolled 16, 19 = 35 (2d20)>>5573726"Yo, uh, are we out of... that thing now? Ugh. I almost feel sick..."He certainly looks it. Kinda.
>>5573732>>5573735>>5573740Brock and Vee are clearly too distracted to properly make out the smaller things in the distance. Stern, however, has something in his eyes! Or his eyes are just not very good.>>5573733Kaku does correctly deduce the creatures. It seems he's familiar with the legendaries despite not being able to see that far out to make out any more that that.>>5573734>>5573743Citrine and Sableye can clearly make out that there is a very small group, consisting of those cultists they had been chasing so long ago. They're gathered at the base of the statue, doing a strange ritual. Obviously up to no good, but it doesn't look like their group was as large as it was when they first infiltrated their secret meeting.They can't help but wonder what happened. Next time is the conclusion of Insomnia...
>>5573750Guys, keep it down, but there's a dark ritual up ahead. Let's sneak up and get the drop on 'em!
>>5573734"...Bad day? Sorry I missed, ya-oh!" He cuts himself off and f(lop)s down low.
>>5573750"Uh, wait, we found them, just like that? I can see those ones from before up there. I wonder if that sword's still with them... and what it'll do in this place. But it can't be good, whatever it is they're doing with the statue-- I say we all charge it together, yeah?"
>>5573763"What do you mean just like that, we've been searching them for... Days! And, you sure you are in good shape? We should take a moment to plan, last time was kind of a disaster."
"...I've never seen those pokemon in my life." Bind whispers. "What are they?"
>>5573772"Darkrai and Cresselia? The legendary lunar duo of Nightmares and Dreams? I've encountered them twice before in the past, tough fellas'..."
>>5573756>Sablewhisperit's been one of those days, yeah>Sable pets the lop
>>5573784>>5573795"More super powerful pokemon, then. Hmph! We can handle anything these guys throw at us. I even figured out their weakness-leaving!"
>>5573750>>5573784"Those two? Far out! Kinda tracks though, with all the dream stuff we've dealt with. I'm hyped to meet my first legendary Pokemon."Brock huddles at the back of the group, getting ready for another tussle.
>>5573735What a weird looking fox.
The forest's clearings have finally ceased the repetition and revealed to all of you a strange pair enshrined in stone not too far away. However, it's clear to you that your presence is not left to dream all by its lonesome. At the base of the statue are the cultists you've been chasing for a long time now. As far as you're concerned, there's no way to get to the ritual without first having to go through the advanced guard, blocking the only path. Behind them, you can see a group of Psychic-Types, led by a Munna in the center. They're clearly up to no good as mysterious lights dance around them.The two standing guard have looks of steely determination, showing off the willingness to see this through to the end. It's a fight they want and are prepared for...At the very least, you might be able to get the drop on the two.Your choices:>Sneak up on them as a group! If one of you fail, you lose the advantage of surprise and are placed at disadvantage.>Attack them head on! There's no immediate benefits, but you won't be caught flat-footed, either.
>>5581981>Sable sets up a DigJust start shoutin' when you guys kick this off.
>>5581981"Those two look ready to end it. should wee rush them or try to sneak past?"
>>5581981Vee smiles.>Sneak up on them as a group! If one of you fail, you lose the advantage of surprise and are placed at disadvantage.>>5581984"How about I do my usual thing and see how it goes? Wanna come along?"
>>5581981>>5581984"I dunno, I like the idea of rushing them! I'm not very sneaky, so..."
Rolled 3 (1d6)>>5581981Rolling to spawn(Ritual Summon)
>>5581981"Looks like they're ready for us, bros. Let's not disappoint them.">>5581984"Trying anything fancy would be too risky, goobrah. I say we rush them before they rush us.">Attack them head on! There's no immediate benefits, but you won't be caught flat-footed, either.
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>5581981Astor is vibin (Roll for general sess mood)
Rolled 13 (1d20)(Test)
>>5581981>>5581987"I'll try my best!">Charles whispers as he follows along>>5581990"Ulp! Uh, how about a pincer attack? You hit high, we hit low!"
>Sneak up on them as a group! If one of you fail, you lose the advantage of surprise and are placed at disadvantage."We'll show these guys how it feels to be so helpless!" Bind follows the Sable Express Tunnel.
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>5581981>Sneak up on them as a group! If one of you fail, you lose the advantage of surprise and are placed at disadvantage.Stufful, rather weak and limited compared to the rest of his guildmates, resorts to do what he can in the face of insurmountable odds.He starts climbing up a tree to hide.
>>5581981>Sneak up on them as a group! If one of you fail, you lose the advantage of surprise and are placed at disadvantage."Alright, I'll follow your lead guys."
>>5581996>>5581983"Good luck down there.">>5581995"Then let's get moving.">>5581981Vee maneuvers around the left side, keeping low and agile, near the trees. He wraps around, alongside Charles, to sneak up to the bad guys.>It's showtime.
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>5582001Sneaky. Rolly.
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>5581981>Sneak roll
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>5582000>this is a sneaking mission
Rolled 4 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>5581981>Sneak up on them as a group!Seeing as the consensus is to sneak rather than to charge, even if he'd prefer the latter, Citrine decides to approach like a rock. Very slowly. No one will notice! (+3 Earthen Camouflage)
>>5581983>>5581996Sable finds that creating a normal tunnel here feels wrong. After making a decent amount of progress, his claws feel tingly, as if numbness was setting in. Bind watches the tunnel unfold slowly.>>5581992Astor is vibing. His vibes are not very good. Perhaps okay at best.>>5581999Theodore does a great job of scaling a nearby tree, getting a decent view of the entire area. He can see that in addition to the Munna, they are accompanied by a Grumpig, Hypno, and Lunatone.>>5582002>>5582005>>5582006Charles is completely silent, stealthing along with his noise dampening goo body. It is almost like he is one with the surroundings as he blends against the purple bark and hazy mist. Kaku seems to be distracted as the fight from before still races through his veins. It seems to be the same case for Citrine. Their movements are less precise and are rather jumpy, slowly betraying their carefully chosen positions. Vee, however, has less success in the strange environment and is instead choosing to be the center of attention, shattering the quiet of the forest with all manner of noise.Against the backdrop of the eerie forest, the two guards are slowly turning to face the sneaking duo.Lycanroc growls to his partner. "Someone is here...">>5581990It appears Brock might just get what he wanted...
>>5582011Stern tries to whisper up to Theodore."What do you see?"
>Tintoretto still lies collapses.
"Are we in the right spot? Should we let it rip?"
Rolled 14 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>5582011"False, it's just the brainworms again"Astor whispers from some tall grass (?), trying to gaslight the Lycanroc with something dumb
Rolled 5 (1d20)Theodore slides down to a low tree branch to let one of his friends know what he's about to do."Stufful!" The Stufful mewls at Kaku, waving its arms around. "Stufful stuff!""Hey! Kaku! I'm going to hop over to the psychics inside and cause some havoc!"He scurries back up the tree and uses Strength to launch himself over and in!Hopefully. Rollin' for Strength.
>>5582011>>5582017"Anything interesting, plushbro?"Seems the entire Team Prospect is chilling by the tree.
>>5582011"Well, so much for that...">>5582021"Uhh ok, knock yourself out kid. Figuratively."
>>5582022>>5582021Apparently not anymore. Brock shrugs to Stern. "You wanna wait for stuff to start before we charge in?"
>>5582024"Yeah, let's wait. We're not good at sneaking anyway, I think. At least I am!"Stern munches on some (RP) food he brought along."You want some, boss?
>>5582011>>5582019I think we're in the right place but... oooh my hands feel really... off. I hope they kick it off soon, I don't wanna sit here until I can't feel my face again.
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>5582011>Using his new found stealth, Charles ebbs and flows between the purple drenched trees>>5582002>He becomes momentarily distracted with Vee making some noise, but he continues onward>He moves closer to his targets, doing his best not to alert them...
>>5582029"Let's make this quick,then. Sab. If I throw this thief's cloak up through wherever we surface, do you think you can poltergeist and snag one of them up with it before we come up?"
Rolled 10 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>5582011Vee realizes that today isn't Vee's sneakiest day, and decides that sometimes, you just need to be the one that goes into things without a plan."I have a plan," he says quietly to notify his friends >>5582032 >>5582023.Vee used Quick Attack!He dashes out of hiding in a manner that draws less attention from where he was first, sprinting towards the two guards with breakneck speed, holding his trusty pouch of Bright Powder in his mouth. It's been one of his favorite tricks so far, and he thinks it's time to bring it out again.He grabs the pouch, "Hi!" and tosses it in a wide spread towards the guards, up close and personal.(+2 Craftiness)
>>5582033You'd need to be holding a corner, but yeah, I can try it!
>>5582027"Thanks boarbro." Brock grabs some snacks as he overlooks the sneaky approach "Wanna bet on how this ends?"
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>5582035"Oh cool, done with stealth.">>5582011>Kaku follows after Vee, swiftly attempting to Fake Out the Salazzle guard.
>>5582038"Hm, I think we're too late on that!"
>>5582035>>5582039>Charles watches his allies charge out of cover!>He hopes they succeed!
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>5582011>>5582035>>5582039"...right. Fuck it."Citrine crashes out of cover, spinning into a Gyro Ball to come crashing down onto the Lycanroc guard from above.
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>5582037It's the classic corner pinch technique. Still a held item, and maximum range! Bind does The Thing, whenever ready.
>>5582043"Heh! Bummer. Get ready bro, this'll get messy."Brock cracks his neck and knuckles to warm up.
>>5582049Stern gets up and flares up a bit. "Welp, we're fighting now!" Stern gets ready to rush in.
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>5582020Lycanroc snarls again. With the nod of his head, he takes an Orb out of his cloak. "Someone definitely here. We stall now." Tossing it up, he smacks it with the side of his strange curvy blade, sending it up to the sky. It shatters suddenly, covering the room in brightly colored, glassy tiles. Suddenly, the area around the group begins fading away. Trees turn into memories and the grass goes still. Almost like a dream before you wake up.>>5582021"Up there!" the Salazzle shouts, spotting the clearly obvious Stufful soaring through the air. While his strength boosted launch was a great leap forward, it's not the most subtle. Taking something out of her cloak, the Salazzle aims and throws a Sleep Seed up.>ROLL 1>>5582032Charles is still able to maintain his cover despite the fading surroundings.>>5582035>>5582039>>5582045Vee comes racing out, ready to blind the two with his crafty little plan. The Lycanroc and Salazzle hiss, although the trick doesn't seem to do much more than briefly stun them. Despite that, it's enough for Kaku to come rushing in, stepping to one side and quickly to another, confusing and causing the Salazzle to stumble backward. Following up with this golden opportunity, he moves in with a short jab to the upper body to unbalance the lizard completely, sending her quickly to the ground and disarmed.The forest at this point has become a suggestion, and they are all left staring at a starry void. Lycanroc, now recovering, can easily see Citrine coming in. Gripping his blade tightly, he hurls his body forward into the Gigalith's momentum, throwing the beak of the blade around the spinning rock. Capturing and spinning with the full force of the move, the Lycanroc violently jerks without even moving, tearing the grass beneath him. Almost as quickly, he twirls and launches Citrine right at Vee!>Vee can roll to dodge. If he rolls less than 10, he takes 50% of Citrine's Gyro Ball damage.CULTISTS TURN 1Currently in battle: Vee, Kaku, Citrine, TheodoreLycanroc notices who it is and does a wicked grin. "Meet again. Meet for last." Reeling back, he swings the blade back before it extends impossibly long, carving right into the earth.>Lycanroc uses [Ceremonial Blade] on Citrine! He takes 355 damage.Salazzle is stunned!LHG TURN 1Now's the time to join the battle!
>Fun fact about Tintoretto...>HE'S STILL COLLAPSED ON THE FLOOR!!
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>5582069>>5582033>Sable opens a part of the ground and enacts Bind's master plan!Okay, here goes...
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>5582069>Charles reels back fearing he has been found as the forest disappears around him!>However, seeing he is still out of sight of the guards, Charles attacks!>Silently, Charles rears up behind the two and slams into them with his gooey tail!>Charles used Breaking Swipe!
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>5582069>>5582071"Showtime!" Brock charges towards the stunned Salazzle, grabbing Tintoretto with him along the way "Wake up brogna! We got a fracas!"The massive sloth-ape comes barreling down on the lizard!>Double-edge
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>5582069"Now, watch"Astor... doesn't move, you can't see him anymore (?)
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>5582077>>5582069"Wooo!"Stern rushes in with a Superpower to the Lycanroc!
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>5582069Theodore bounces off the floor with a rubber duck squeak and passes out. Sleep Seed still in his mouth.Like back in college, he desperately tries to wake up to face the day.
>>5582069>>5582075>Damage:(60 x 1.5 x 0.75) + 65 + 16 = 149 Damage to both guards!
>>5582077>768 damage to Salazzle>256 recoil damage
>>5582075>>5582069>>5582084Minor error(60 x 1.5 x 0.75) + 65 + 15 = 148 Damage to both guards!
>>5582086"Eggs! Have at them bro!" Brock throws the little dragon into the fray, not sure what to expect as a result.
>>5582069"Hey, don't mind me!" >Kaku picks up Salazzle's blade, denying her of her weapon!
Rolled 15, 18 = 33 (2d20)>>5582069Vee used Quick Attack! He makes a dodging sound as he does so. Phshhh!Vee swiftly attempts to dash out of the way with a twirl, aided by Quick Attack. Afterwards, he uses the momentum to replicating Citrine's spin with his own.Vee used Copycat!Vee used Gyro Ball on Lycanroc! He watches as Charles >>5582075 comes in for an unexpected surprise attack! Good job, Charles. Vee hopes it helps knock them into his Gyro Ball.
>>5582088>Tintoretto stares at the Lycanroc..."Hello wolf thing! My brain is constantly thinking about your cool group, it makes me fink eye want to join... Coon I join?"
>>5582091"You were der when I haf a breakdown... AND... you seem cool."
>>5582069"Oh, it's you." Citrine says, tanking the hit and armoring up with Iron Defense in response, approaching. "You're really just asking for me to crush your arm again, talking all ominous like that. Really!"
>>5582090It's Super-Effective! 278 damage!
>>5582072>>5582046Sable sends Bind off to enact their master plan... although perhaps they planned it a little hastily. The hole is a little too small and Bind, in his excitement, has forgotten that he also needs to let go in order for them to snag the guards. A couple of seconds and an explosion of dirt later, Bind is now 30 feet in the air where he was once six under before.>>5582075Charles rotates on the spot as he suddenly appears from cover, having somehow fooled everyone despite his rather imposing stature. His dragon-energy infused tail trips up the Lycanroc and bludgeons the already downed Salazzle.>>5582077Brock charges in and jumps as high as he can before locking his body up and flexing one arm to transition the incoming weight of the blow into his dagger-like elbow drop! The Salazzle, still dazed, notices the incoming attack and screeches, promptly silenced as her gut is crushed under the full weight of one Slaking.Brock's elbow is also now sore.>>5582078Astor attempts to disappear by not doing anything.>>5582081Stern comes in, grappling the Lycanroc down to the ground, sending dust and torn grass into the air. With a grunt, the Lycanroc manages to break away, huffing.>>5582083Theodore is slowly waking up. He'll certainly be drowsy. Maybe someone can help?>>5582089Grabbing the handle immediately assaults Kaku's mind with loud whispering from every angle. The darkness is creeping in, crawling into his peripheral vision.>>5582090Vee manages to avoid Citrine. In a bout of inspiration, he takes the spinning attack that nearly flattened him and employs it for his own purposes! His relatively light weight just ends up lightly bumping into the Lycanroc, but it still manages to send the Pokemon a foot further down the path.CULTISTS TURN 2>>5582091>>5582092"You with them. Think we dull?" he snaps back, rubbing an arm against his snout. Gripping and twirling the blade, he focuses on Citrine. "You not know what we do. You not even know where are! I show you." Turning the blade around to face the hook away, he shifts his stance and plunges the darkened blade down. Nothing happens for a second up until you see the strained look in the dog's face. Suddenly, he rests the handle into his shoulder blade, forcing it up and cleanly bisecting the world.Salazzle, meanwhile, hisses and leaps up at Kaku with her fist outstretched, determined to retrieve the blade.>Salazzle used Poison Jab on Kaku! He takes 282 damage!LHG TURN 2
>>5582097"Oh ye that goooodd, do more of that."
>>5582097Brock stays on the ground, rubbing his sore elbow and loafing around. "Whoa! She's still in the fight? I gotta work on getting stronger.">Slack Off(744/800HP)
>>5582097OH CRAP, SORRY!!!Uh... Vee! Help me out here! We're making a tunnel cannon!>Sable jumps out and starts another tunnel where Bind will land using Dig
Rolled 6, 18 = 24 (2d20)>>5582097>Seeing the Salazzle chase after Kaku, shape shifting master of darkness, now wielding a magic sword, Charles decides to keep her down!>Charles reaches into his backpack and takes out and Iron Spike!>Charles ties the Iron Spike to his Silly String and uses it twice on Salazzle!
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>5582097(HP 998)"Ah heck, sanity damage!" He then notices Lycanroc Zangetsuing the world. "Am I imagining that?">Kaku braces himself with Prankster Bulk Up, then repsonds to Salazzle with a swing of her sword!
>>5582099"Can I know where you are? Maybe we can share a Valpolicella wine and also kill in the name of the elder god."
Rolled 17 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>5582097Vee watches as Bind gets ejected into the air. Shortly after, the world is split in half. "Uh oh."He turns to Sable >>5582103 as he shows up. "I was just thinking the same thing!"Vee dives into the tunnel and starts digging an elaborate series of tunnels which loop around so that when Bind lands in Sable's end of the hole, he will roll into it, loop around the maze of earth, and launch right out at the enemy! What a perfect plan."Careful you don't fall out of the world!" He alerts Sable to split terrain as he continues.Vee used Copycat!Vee used Dig!
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>5582097Theodore has dreams of his comfy bed back home, and that he's late for something. He will will himself out of these warm, soft blankets.
Rolled 8 (1d20)"Wheee! Malicious...Moonsaaaaault!!!" ...It is not. For no particular reason, Bind uses his cloak to fall and crash into the Lycanroc, kicking with a Close Combat.
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>5582097Stern uses a weakened Superpower, once more on the Lycanroc!
>>5582102Brock takes a moment to rest up and rejuvenate.>>5582103>>5582108Together, Sableye and Vee begin creating a special system to weaponize their currently still airborne friend. Digging in tandem, they carve out a space in the world, keeping track to not slip down into the opened void beneath them. It'll be a perfect plan because this is how exactly tunnels work, and imperfections or friction won't stop this at all.>>5582110It seems, however, we will never know, as the plan was never relayed to the one plummeting back down. Bind attempts to make the most of the situation, flinging himself right at the Lycanroc! While he is no cat, he does eventually figure out to use his legs instead, assaulting the dog with a flurry of kicks.>Bind takes 150 damage from falling.>>5582104Charles quickly fashions himself a flail, spinning it around one arm and building up striking speed. Like a nail, he begins poking the poor Salazzle with lasso-like movements. She yelps and hisses, turning to face the Goodra in anger.>>5582105Perhaps this was a mistake. Kaku's grip on her weapon proves to be her undoing, as the lizard is suddenly no longer there. In one fluid motion, the weapon has taken the shape of an upper-cutting fist, smoking hot on the knuckle end. It seems she's been sent orbital!>>5582109Theodore has now slowly beginning to wake up, but is terribly drowsy.>>5582116Already having exerted himself, Stern attempts the same thing, trying to crush the Lycanroc with the weight of his shifting body. With less energy, it's not as strong. CULTISTS TURN 3>>5582099>>5582106"Silence! Speaker of nonsense!" he shouts back. Lycanroc makes special note of watching his partner disappear into the misty clouds. His snarl deepens into a furious howl as his bruised body aches and cries. Gripping his blade tightly, Lycanroc begins wildly swinging the blade around, dividing the barren forest into a treacherous set of uneven islands in a void sea.Taking another motion of brutal anger, he begins violently sharpening the chunks of ground and flinging them around. It seems they're much more accurately aimed at Kaku and Charles.>Lycanroc used Stone Edge on Kaku! He takes 377 damage!>Lycanroc used Stone Edge on Charles! He takes 374 damage!LHG TURN 3The battlefield has become unstable! Be careful not to fall into the darkness!>Rolls lower than 3 will cause you to lose your footing.
>>5582127Vee peeks his head out of the tunnel and sees that Bind has made a change of plans. This doesn't sadden Vee, though. He has another, better, more explosive idea..."Bind! Sable!" He motions for them both to come over to him for a team talk. Divers only!
>>5582127"Can I help kill my friends? Will that make me an initiative or whatever you Gen Zoos call yourselves "
>>5582129>Sable joins into the Divers Huddle (tm)
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>5582127"Watch your step bros! Things are getting wacky, heh heh!" Brock slowly gets up and continues his assault on the cultists. He grabs the lycanroc from behind and goes for a mighty suplex.
>>5582129Bind scuttles on over. He greets his teammates with an "Oww!"
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>5582127"Ouch!"HP:(926/1300)"Woooah!">Charles tries to catch his footing!"Kaku, are you all right?">Charles asks, as he turns his attention to the Lycanrock>Charles rears back and shoots off an Acid Spray!"One of these ought to help! A little payback for the rocks."
>>5582127>>5582137(40 x 0.5) + 65 + 10 = 95 Damage and Enemy Special Defense reduced by 2 stages!
>>5582132>>5582136"Bind! Me and Sable made this tunnel, and it didn't work, but I have an idea! The original plan was to launch you when you came back down, but we can still do it if we cover the other end and have some sort of explosion."Vee explains his plan to his team.
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>5582127(HP 621)"Hah! I got the power now!" Kaku has taken a liking to the eldritch blade.Being hit by the rocks, he then turns to the Lycanroc "Take this! Grim Strike!">Kaku is playing with fire, he swings the blade at Lycanroc
>>5582135>383 damage>128 recoil
Rolled 8, 9 = 17 (2d20)>>5582127"Ugh. . ." Theodore yawns and prepares to help. "Stern! You can do it! Beat his ass!" He says in wild speak and then sparkle dog eyes Lycanroc.>Theodore uses Coaching on Stern!>Theodore uses Baby-Doll Eyes on Lycanroc!
>>5582139Well, I'm fresh out of ideas, so why not?
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>5582127"Okay, okay... Welp, too late to do anything else! Thanks Theodore!"Superpower on the Lycanroc!
>>5582139>>5582146Bind immediately offers up his dream-blast seed for the most amazing (terrible) plan he's ever heard! "Let's rock!!"
>>5582137"Yeah, I'm fine! Great, even!"
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>5582154>>5582127>>5582139Divers Cannon: Activate!!!>Sable gets ready for pain
>>5582156"Good to hear! Let's finish them off!"
Rolled 8 (1d20)Bind positions his explosive seed for optimal propulsion with his teammates before clapping it with his ears...
Rolled 8 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>5582154>>5582146>>5582158>>5582161"Yeah!" Vee cheers. "Let's just sit at the other end, cover it up, set the seed off and..." he retrieves a Fire Gem. "We can use this to make it stronger! We just have to, uh, curl up into a ball! Together! Biggest to smallest."Vee heads closer to the entrance not pointed towards the enemies, and covers up the end, forcing any energy from an explosion to move towards them. He adds his Fire Gem to the explody stuff."Form up, everyone!" He gets into Sable's arms, and in turn, Sable is then a perfect fit for Bind. They will curl into the perfect spherical ammunition for this cannon.Fuck it, we ball.Fuck it. we ball.Fuck it, we ball.
>>5582164>>5582168"Hey is this cape flammab-"
>>5582135>>5582137Brock makes his way across the treacherous landscape, having been diced up by a tantrum. Lycanroc is grabbed from his position and slammed head-first into the ground, that's still relatively connected to the rest of this strange reality. Quickly releasing him to avoid the shower of acid from Charles, Brock watches as the dog is covered in icky pain!The glittering tiles in the back flicker for a second, and Salazzle steps back in, teeth bared. She doesn't look to be in the greatest shape.>>5582141>>5582156Kaku takes another go at it with the accursed blade. Lycanroc, who only has seconds to recover, manages to raise his own to deflect it away just in time. The surrounding air resonates with a clanging chime, forming ripples in everyone's immediate vision. The battered Lycanroc looks drained after that harrowing close strike.The voices in his head have started to increase in volume. Why stop with the Lycanroc? There are lots of others here to use it on. Kaku must make an additional roll.>Yes. Why not? >Of course, that's the sensible idea.>[Come on, Resist!]>[Let... go...]>>5582145>>5582149Theodore begins hyping up his teammate in the hopes of reviving his friend's energy-sapped reserves. Quickly, he turns to face the Lycanroc to try and drop his defenses... but it has no effect on the crazed cultist!Stern once again tries to pummel the Lycanroc as he switches targets once again, facing the Emboar, and accepting his inability to block from so many different angles.>>5582158>>5582161>>5582164The three of them concoct one of the most insane plans. Here, they're planning to revolutionize travel by stuffing themselves into the tunnel like living cannonballs! Daredevils they must be to have such a corroded sense of self-preservation. As the powder keg of Blast Seed and Fire Gem warm up behind them, there's a sensation of the dirt bulging out as expanding gas and heat force them up and out! Rapid acceleration pull back on their faces as they go at speeds no Sableye, Lopunny, or Eevee are normally meant to go.Flying through the air, they miss Lycanroc entirely. Instead, they slam right into the recently returned Salazzle, colliding and sending them through the glittering tiles surrounding the battlefield. Crashing into a grassy field, it seems they've gotten even closer to the ritual... which has been nearing completion this entire time! The Darkrai statue is glowing an ominous color as the Psychics do terrible things.Salazzle is coughing and slowly getting up, noxious gas spilling from her open maw. "A real thorn in our side for a long time. But we're right here. WE'LL win! This world will be plunged into the darkness, as our master promised us in that dark crater..."
>>5582174CULTIST TURN 4Lycanroc stands up on wobbly legs. Taking his blade and raising it infinitely tall, he exhales and drags the giant thing right at Charles, crashing into the dragon and sending him teetering off to the void! With waning strength, Lycanroc continues the motion and crushes the ground away from Stern, leaving the Emboar without anything to stand on!Salazzle lets the gas seep around the area before letting out a raspy laugh. With a coughing spark, the flames ignite! >Salazzle uses Heat Wave on Vee, Bind, and Sableye! >The intense flash of heat strikes them all with a significant Burn and they take 234 damage each!LHG TURN 4
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>5582176Theodore rushes through the flames and tries to tackle Lycanroc into one of the casms with Strength!"Bad dog!"
Rolled 1 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>5582174>>5582176"Aaa-AAAAHHH!">Charles is sent hurtling!>He tries to think of some way to get back to solid ground!>Wait...of course!>Charles begins weaving a lasso of goo and sends it back to the land mass the other guild members are on!>+2 Goo"I'm not out of this yet!">On his way back, and if he rolls high enough, he tries to land on one of the enemies!
>>5582176Ow! Ow! Ow! Ow! Ow! O-hey what's that glowing shi-WOAH! That can't be good!>Sable looks aroundBIND! THROW ME AT THOSE PSYCHICS!!!
Rolled 16 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>5582176"Boarbro! Goobrah!" Brock makes a split second decision to help out his teammate and tries to grab ahold of Stern before he vanishes into the void.>Quick rescue (-2 speed)
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>5582179"Need a lift?"Astor tries to save Charles with a tailwind!
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>5582176>736/1120"Oh yeah? Well...nyeh!" Bind responds to the distraction by...turning around and running away, instead flinging a dangerously disruptive teammate into the ritual, the Sable.
>>5582186"Yes please and thank you!"
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>5582176Kaku is feeling a bit traitorous."Whew... hey friends... you are all looking... pretty targetable today... wait.">[Let... go...]
>>5582176(366/600 HP) Vee is alright! Mostly. He winces at his now-singed fur. He looks up at the Salazzle with a look of all the ferocity of an Eevee."I think that's pretty cool, but you made one mistake. You..." Vee forgot why he hated the cult in the first place. "...were mean to me!" Vee throws a minor tantrum, trying too look intimidating.Vee used Work Up!He doesn't notice Bind >>5582187 throwing Sable >>5582180 engaging in another team attack until after the gem goblin flies through the air."Owy." It burns.
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>5582187>>5582176https://youtu.be/bl919yZj6GM>Sable becomes a Arceus-damn missile headed directly for someone worthy of being smited.>Knock Off!
>>5582203>No matter how off-angle that pimp hand connects, that's gonna make some serious noise
>>5582177Lycanroc and Stufful are sent tumbling into the infinite abyss. A surprised bark erupts from the ailing Lycanroc as they crash against the exposed earth and bounce against the rock and roots. Finally, the dog manages to dig his claws against one of the slashed islands, slowing their combined descent."You make mistake...">>5582179>>5582186Charles attempts to toss out a gooey rope as his saving grace. He watches with hopeful eyes as his Hail Mary goes soaring through the sky and... promptly misses the targets entirely! It manages to stick to some rock, but his weight is bringing him down. For a second, his heart believes this is the end.But not yet! Astor swoops down, picking up the dragon in a gust of powerful air.>>5582182>>5582185Brock reaches out quickly, clasping his hand around Stern's. He's managed to perfectly catch the Emboar before he's had the chance to be lost to the void. The sudden motion has left him a little breathless as he uses his strength to lift the relatively weighty Stern back to solid ground.>>5582193Kaku decides that holding onto the blade isn't worth it and releases it. It clatters so very loudly as it tumbles to the ground. The voices whisper to him to pick it back up. He must.>>5582187>>5582203Bind, currently on fire, decides the best course of action is to send his friend to stop the ritual express-style! Pain wracking his very being, the Lopunny makes the toss. The purple missile goes darting through the air, arm raised for a serious slap. As he nears, Sableye notices he's going way too fast to even move his arm in time, instead slamming into the Munna and knocking her out of the circle with a cry.As they tumble to the base of the statue, he gets up quickly and slaps her."Ow! You idiot! Do you have any idea what you've done!?" Munna snaps back. "You're going to ruin everything!"The eyes of the Darkrai statue begin glowing a bright blue.Grumpig jumps for joy. "Priestess! It is almost complete!"Munna points and laughs at Sableye while also hiding her pain. "Haha! Idiot interloper! You accomplished nothing!">>5582201Vee gets mad. He gets angry. He's all furious! You should take him seriously. (He is an Eevee they are not greatly intimidating).CULTIST TURN 5Lycanroc begins kneeing Theodore, attempting to send him into the void first.>Theodore must roll to beat him! 13 or greater means success! Or at least stalling for enough time to get rescued.Salazzle takes a sharp inhale before walking up and socks Vee in the face with a bladed fist.>Salazzle used Poison Jab on Vee! He takes 229 damage!LHG TURN 5As Bind runs away, he can see that beyond the barrier they passed, there's nothing actually wrong with the world. It just looks like everyone is playing a super serious game of "The Floor is Slugmas."
Rolled 15 (1d20)"Stufful! Stuff!" Theodore cries out, using Strength to hold on tight, maybe even crush or to loosen his grip."You're going with me!"
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>5582213"Thank you Astor!">Charles calls to his friend when he lowers him to ground>He looks back to the field of battle, seeing the two cultists still in the fight!>Time to send in the big guns>Charles raises his arm...>And brings it down!>Charles used Draco Meteor on the Cultists!"Heads up everyone!"
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>5582213"Alright, alright, no more messing with the occult..."Kaku is admittedly a bit shaken but alas, there's a fight going on and no time to wait."Yo, grug! Don't forget about me!">Kaku Bulks Up again, then Lariats full force into 'Roc!
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>5582213Is that what you think?Fancy, that.>Sable turns around and pimp-slaps the statue's head with Knock Off
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>5582213"Fuck you Laura!"Brave Bird on the Salazzle!
>>5582213>>5582221Lycanrock:(130 x 1.5 x 0.75 x 1.5) + 65 + 15 = 256 DamageOther Cultist(s):(130 x 1.5 x 0.75) + 65 + 15 = 226 Damage
>>5582213"Thanks, boss! That was close!"Stern looks at Theo and the Lycanroc tumbling."Hey! Look out!"Stern peers over the edge.
Rolled 13 (1d20)"..." Hoping his teammates have the statue part under control, Bind opts to mess with the ritual conductors. He...Throws his thief's cloak over one of the conductors of the ritual and attempts to drag them towards the nearest...hole. Hopefully a good balance between important looking and lightweight!
Rolled 1, 1 = 2 (2d20)>>5582213(336/600)Vee is hurt by his burn! It makes him even angrier."I'm gonna hurt you really bad!"He looks at Salazzle, and lunges at her!Vee used Quick Attack!Vee used Last Resort!He rushes towards her and begins glowing like a star partway through. He's a real celestial object.>>5582223>>5582231Vee, meanwhile is having an angry little time with Salazzle. He's burnin'! What isn't made more fun by the addition of uncontrolled flame?
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>5582213>>5582217>>5582230Brock gives Stern a pat on the back before looking down over the ledge at Theo's predicament "Plushbro!"He lays down and reaches his arm down "Grab on!">Catch the plush
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>5582235"No! Push him in!" Theodore yells back, headbutting the the cultist's knee. "I'll be fine!"
>>5582217>>5582220>>5582221>>5582222>>5582235>>5582240Everyone begins piling into or around the gap between the world. Charles sends a meteor crashing into the cramped space, while Kaku moves in to pummel the Lycanroc repeatedly, loosening the dog's grip before sending him tumbling into the void! He howls as he vanishes into the dark. The ensuing dragon meteor implodes in spectacular draco-fueled energy, filling the area with a purple light. As the dust settles, Brock is barely holding onto Theodore, supported by Stern grappling his legs to make sure they don't fall any further. The plush insists, determined to end it on his own terms, letting go to chase after the Lycanroc to obliterate his kneecap as the both of them fall into the void.>>5582227Astor goes crazy, trying to look for the Salazzle. He attacks the nearest Salazzle-shaped object.>>5582223Sableye slaps the Darkrai statue. Munna lets out an ear-piercing shriek as the suspense layers itself around them. She continues screaming for well over a minute until she stops, noticing nothing has happened. Everyone awkwardly stares at each other. A loud crunching noise causes the attention to fall back to the statue as the Darkrai head falls on top of Sableye, flattening him."NOOOOOO!" Munna screams.>>5582231Bind, during the commotion, wraps up a Lunatone and drags them away. "Hey! Who turned off the lights? Wait? Did we do it?" They pause. "Where am I goooooing?"The sky starts crackling and sparking. Darkening and brightening. "WE DID EVERYTHING RIGHT! GREAT MASTER DARKRAI! PLEASE!" Munna cries out. "WE CALL OUT TO YOU! COME BACK!">>5582233Vee stands up proud and tall, prepared to hold his own against this vastly stronger opponent. The Salazzle is hurting and so is he, but if he can hold on and finish this, it'll be his success. His win!He immediately begins by sounding like a petulant child and sending the most non-threatening threat possible. In fact, the squeaky voice catches Salazzle off-guard. Vee takes this loosening of attention and strikes! Despite his carefully calculated plan, he trips on a small root that had been sprouting tall enough to loop around his rear paw, dropping him to the ground like a sack of potatoes. Vee knocks the breath out of his own lungs and then accidentally breathes in the poison gas and spicy air, agitating his burns and introducing a foreign contaminant into his body.In a span of two seconds, he's managed to injure himself, irritate his burns, and poison himself.
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>5582247Bind puts on the gravelliest, evillest voice he can. "Yes, my darling serrrrvant. You've performed-... darkly! You will be rewarded most graciously. All you must do now is destroy these interlopersrrrrrrs. Start with the one behiiiiiind you...nefariouslyyyyyy...nyuknyuknyuk." Bind is directing Lunatone... to face Munna?
>>5582247(299/600)Vee was hurt by his burn!(224/600)Vee was hurt by poison!
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>5582247Shut up, I have a headache!https://youtu.be/LJW-aW_oRHc?t=10>Sable chucks the Darkrai head away and begins wailing on Munna with his Pimp Hand of the Light (and yet it's still a dark type move)
>>5582247"Damn it kid!" Kaku reacts to Theo falling into oblivion by stretching his arms as far as he can.>roll to catch (+4 Hairbending)
Rolled 3 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>5582252>whoops
>>5582248"Master Darkrai!?" Lunatone looks around, still blinded. "We did do it? I didn't... think you'd... okay..." For a moment, it looks like they're definitely going to attack."That sounds like Priestess Munna, actually," Lunatone says.>>5582250Salazzle stares at the fallen Eevee before giving him another punch to put the poor thing out of its misery.>>5582251Munna screams, both in pain and the fact the statue has been destroyed.>>5582247>>5582252Kaku experiences a serious sensation of vertigo as his vision stretches around. Wasn't he just? Where did the void go?As for everyone else, the tiles begin fading, restoring the original forest around them. As they blink and the grass fades back into reality and the ground knits itself together, they see Lycanroc and Theodore collapsed on each other, fainted. Just how much of all of that was a dream?Looking up, they can see Salazzle bullying a downed Vee and Sableye and Bind messing with the last of the cultists.
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>5582256"Uhh, good job?"Vibe
>>5582256(0/600 HP)Vee accepts it and plays dead. He has to think about stuff. A lot of stuff.Vee was hurt by his burn!Vee was hurt by poison!
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>5582256"Whoa! Freaky. Thankfully plushbro's alright. Boarbro, look after him. I'm gonna finish this."Brock begins charging towards the Salazzle "Fight someone your own size!">Double-edge
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>5582256Oh thank Arceus... that shit's over... Now as for YOU...>Sable chucks the Munna at the Salazzle
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>5582256Theo did it. He busted his busted that dogs kneecaps and his own skull.
Rolled 16 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>5582256Bind winces, taking burn damage. he shuffles off his bangle before it can light up..406/1120"Don't you knooooow a Chatot when you hearrrrrrrr one? These pokemon are the only ones opposing us. Destroy them, nowwwww."
>>5582262>>5582263Munna yells out as she's tossed at Salazzle. The relatively light throw does nothing but daze the two, but they're shortly bulldozed by Brock.>>5582266Lunatone nods. "Right... I'll attack them for you, Master Darkrai!">Lunatone used Psychic on ???The wayward psychic snakes through the air, missing the spot where Munna had been, destabilizing the Cresselia portion of the statue and sending it crashing onto its other half. Lunatone stops before quickly shaking off the blindfold. They notice the destroyed statue and Bind."Hey! You're not Master Da--"And just like that, the world is enveloped in a bright light.
>>5582270Everyone wakes up floating lazily down the river next to the caravan, looking around in confusion. Mawile sits nearby, looking on in surprise.Insomnia! Completed.+550EXP and +250P
>>5582256>>5582270"What the fu-"
>>5582271>Sable yelps in terror as he hides behind Bind. Mawiles are scary!
>>5582271Brock looks around and adjusts his shades."Bruh."
>>5582270(-105/600 HP)Vee was hurt by his burn!Vee was hurt by poison!
"Looks like the real nightmare was...theirs. Nailed it!"
>>5582276G-good one, d-dude...>Sable drags Vee to safety (the berry stash in the cart)
>>5582278Mawile are known to be incapable of penetrating berry stashes.
>>5582279>It's a scientific fact!
Rolled 10 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>5582271"What just happened...">Charles' vision catches the poor Vee>>5582275>>5582278>And Sable dragging him to the cart!"Vee!">Charles jumps in after them and sues Life Dew on Vee>Roll for song> +5 Melody Pin
Mawile stands up as she begins dragging everyone back to the rocky shore, squinting further up the river to see if anyone else has been left floating in the water. Placing her hands on her hips, Mawile looks at everyone. "Alright, I'm going to need an explanation here, because that Magnagate exploded in my face."Vee has been dragged over to the caravan where the berries have been stashed. He is in the process of melting in two different ways: from a sustained burn and the acid turning his insides into goop. Charles attempts a healing move on Vee, hoping it might provide some assistance.Being outside in the definitely normal world is strange. Your prolonged stay inside the strange dimension has muddled your senses, like a numbed limb. It'll probably wear off.
>>5589365>Sable feeds Vee a Pecha berry
Rolled 1 (1d6)>>5589365Rolling to spawn(PMD- Gates to Reality)
>>5589365"Huh? Wha-?">Charles says as he comes to"There was an explosion? Are you all right?"
>>5589365Theodore stirs, groaning and rolling back and forth on the ground as the sensation of pins and needles assault him."Ugh. . . Stufful. . ." he whines.
Rolled 8 (1d11)>>5589367An Odd Keystone is also floating in the water (with a carpet).
Rolled 1 (1d12)>>5589371(ignore that roll, we've upgraded from that number)
>>5589365Brock yawns and collapses on his back "Bruh... I feel like I could sleep for days!"
Rolled 18 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>5589369>Charles notices Stuffle hurt and sends him a Life Dew to ease the pain"Here, let me help with that.">A wave and a flick of his wand and the water twirls its way to Stuffle!>Roll for song> +5 Melody Pin
>>5589377>Charles too, yawns"Now that you mention it..."
>>5589379The refreshing tunes wash over the Stufful's body, easing his numbness and the dull ache all over. He sits up and flashes Charles a tired smile. "Stufful. . ." he squeaks.Theo starts waddling towards his friends to check on them.
>>5589379>>5589382"It was rough, for sure!"
>>5589368Mawile dusts her hands off. "Yes, I'm fine. Although my head is still ringing and my right side stings." As if to make sure she's still in pain, Mawile taps the part of her in question. "Ah, shit. Yeah. It's my right side.">>5589377>>5589379>>5589369>>5589382>>5589383>>5589389"Alright, seriously. What happened? Still out of the loop here." she asks again, inspecting the state of everyone returning. "Especially that Eevee. I don't think I've ever seen something like that before. He looked ready to fall apart."
>>5589391"There were cultists, we broke stuff, everything combusted... God, why is it so bright!?" Kaku covers his eyes, he is holding up well.
>>5589391The Odd Keystone is still floating in the water with its obligatory merchant carpet. They're extra-soggy now.
>>5589391"Stuff." He explains in detail."We chase those weirdos into the Link Cable and tried to stop their weirdo ritual. There was a lot of fighting, but we did it- then everything went black."
>>5589391>Sable just mashes a bunch of healing berries together and crams it into Vee's mouth.C'mon, Vee... wake up...
>>5589391>>5589395"What Kaku said. Seems we found the cultists we were after all along. They were attempting some kind of ritual.">Charles turns to Sable"I think you got to the leaders right? What were they doing?"
>>5589396"Huh.">>5589395>>5589391"Yup! What Kaku said! There were also weird hallucinations..."
>>5589401Tryin' to summon Darkrai until I broke their stupid statue. Hey, can you give me a hand here?
>>5589403"Oh, certainly.">Charles gets up and lumbers over to Sable"What seems to be the problem?"
>>5589400"Stufful..!" He cries, whacking the excessive berries out of Eevee's mouth and sitting next to his fallen team member. "Stufful stuff," he whines, raising a paw up and down gently towards the worried Sableye.
>>5589396"I still got spots in my eyes but isn't that Sealsman over there?"
>>5589391"Yeah, we found... the... place in between... The cultist promised land thing... I have it somewhere in my notes, bro." Brock pats his pockets for his notebook, but can't find it."Bruh."His investigator notebook seems to have been misplaced, but he doesn't get up to find it. Seems taking a rest has higher priority.
>>5589406Vee's got poison and a burn, and he's not waking up. They did a number on him...
>>5589365>>5589366>>5589400>>5589406>>5589408Vee speaks into the floor."...Gimme a little bit..."(-210/600 HP)Vee was hurt by his burn!
>>5589395Mawile tilts her head to the side. "Because it's day time? Was is it that dark in there? Nevermind. Cultists, huh?">>5589398She pats Stufful on the head. "Right, yep. I still have no idea what you're saying. Sorry little guy.">>5589401>>5589402>>5589403>>5589406>>5589413"Promised land? Trying to summon Darkrai? But how can...? I heard about that from those two. The Prinplup and Monferno. Supposedly, he was punished by Palkia himself, according to them." Mawile's rear mouth opens and closes, gnashing its teeth. "I'll have to bring this up to Ampharos when I get back. Threats have to be shared around."
Rolled 6 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>5589414>>5589416"No dear, that's not good!">Charles once more takes out his water baton>He taps it twice in the air, making an audible click like hitting a stand>Charles used Life dew on Vee!>Roll for song> +5 Melody Pin
>>5589402>>5589412Some bubbles gurgle up to the surface, making a familiar-sounding cacophany somehow."Ah, the good old days..."Spiritomb emerges and uses their carpet as a sail atop their "neck," before just gliding ashore to the caravan like they're still on water."Land, hoe!"They set up shop, with forbidden boxes already laid out."We were about to start a pokecoin-collecting game, but we can spare some time for you, mourners. This is kind of like a minigame. 216 pokecoins, each."Kaku and Stern get a freebie.
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>5589416Theodore gently reassures Vee, trying to return some strength and endurance to the injured 'mon.>Theodore used Coaching!
>>5589416>Sable feeds Vee a Rawst berryIt's okay, Vee. Take as much time as you need...>>5589418>Sable's ear twitches as he hears about Darkrai's banishment. He mumbles to himselfBanishment, hm? I oughta ask about that.
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>5589423"Stuff?" Theodore squeaks in confusion and surprise. It's Brotomb! He waves, pulling out some coins and tossing them over.>Theodore wants 2 boxes.
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>558941Astor! (Vibe)>>5589423"Greetings my dear shady businessmon"
We did it! I think. Oh jeez, is this how that lunatone felt? Uhh, we stopped the cultists! Definitely. Probably...potentially." Bind massages his temple. >>5589418"Wait, what? Can a Magna Gate really undo a punishment from Palkia? What else can these things do? Are we safe?"
>>5589423Brock moves The Fist(tm) to face Spiritomb in greeting, but doesn't look over or even get up "Sup brotomb. Wouldn't happen to have any coffee in those boxes?"
>>5589418"Sounds like a good idea. Do warn them about some swords they carry however. They seems to have otherworldly power. I think they made citrine forcefully fall asleep one time."
>Tintoretto is still crying that he got rejected from the cult."IT WAS REAL TO ME!!!"
>>5589429For some reason, the plush's approach repulses them. They roll their eyes and begrudgingly exchange Theodore's coinage. Theodore doesn't get a freebie. What a miser-tomb.>>5589430They float a freebie to Astor."You know how it is.">>5589433Spiritomb bumps The Fist(TM) with their Odd Keystone. The Fist(TM) is now also extra-soggy. So is the freebie Brock gets floated over."Sorry, Coffee only comes in bags. There might be a bag in one of these, though."They glance over the boxes.
>>5589420>>5589424>>5589428Vee simply accepts the support (and yummy berries) until he feels better. At least, it looks like that. In truth, his wounds are not physical, and he's survived worse damage done to his body. It's a matter of principal. "If only you knew how bad things really are."He gets up and shakes his fur of dirt. He wears a neutral expression.>>5589423>>5589442Vee hops out of the caravan and greets Spiritomb."Hi."He also buys 2 boxes.
>>5589428>>5589432She shrugs and shakes her head. "All I know is that they let you move faster than any other kind of Pokémon, and they're unsafe. As for Darkrai, you'll probably have to ask your Prinplup and Monferno friends. All I recall is that Palkia crashed the party and did something to him.">>5589434"Laced with some kind of powder? Huh. Guess that's more things to look at. You wouldn't happen to have a sample?">>5589440Mawile nods slowly. "Uh-huh. Anyway, I guess you all can count yourselves lucky you weren't trapped in that mess."
>>5589443>Sable pets VeeIt's okay, dude. It'll get better.>>5589442>Sable slides enough money to buy 5 boxes to the TombmasterHey buddy, 5 please.
>>5589447"Erm, no, not powder. 'Power'.""Some kind of magic. Kaku picked one off the Cultists I think."
>>5589443"Hello, fellow menace to society. We see you've been shaped by a constant stream of pain and suffering, like us! That's the spirit!"Vee gets a warmer reception from Spiritomb than Stufful. Is this the mascot pecking order or the crime at work?>>5589451"Ooh, that's same number as the fingers on a human hand. We can't have that."Spiritomb dissents, giving Sable a freebie on top of the five they exchange the pokecoins for.
>>5589447>>5589457"Oh yeah I did. But I dropped it. It really freaked me out..."
>>5589447>Tintoretto fucking slaps the shit out of Mawile.
"A little weird to say, given everything we've done. But I feel like we're getting in over our heads with these..." He glances over to where the Magna Gate used to be.>>5589423Bind looks up, pulling a hand over his head to cast a shadow over his head. He impassively orders two boxes from the communal soul-rock. "I will not fail this time."
>>5589460>>5589471Spiritomb mistakes(?) this as a salute and salutes Bind back."Drop and give us money."They exchange his money, along with a freebie."...Ah, the full Team Divers set. We're eating good today."They're packing up, satisfied with their haul."Ah, perfect. The practice round is over. Now we can..."Spiritomb closes up shop with a yank of their carpet and goes back into the drink for advanced sogginess. They roll on their Odd Keystone like a barrel and float downstream out of sight. Once Spiritomb is a floor away, the Forbidden Boxes open in an animator's anguish- copious amounts of special effects.
>>5589477"There goes my bro. Watch him as he goes." Brock mutters as he finally gathers the strength to sit up.
>>5589457>>5589462Noting the mistake, she pulls out a notebook and begins jotting something done. "I've heard of Pokémon closely attuned with their own power able to imbue objects with effects. I heard something about a Lunatone? Psychics tend to be good at enchantment." A small amount of concern appears on her face at Kaku's comment.>>5589463Her head lightly jerks to the side from the [Basic Attack] from Tintoretto. "The hell?" she replies, mostly annoyed that she was slapped rather than any actual damage done. "What?">>5589471Ignoring the attempted attack, Mawile looks to Bind. "My recommendation is that you don't play around with these." Pointing her writing stick at the Magnagate mark. She shuts her notebook and puts it away. "It's for the best. I'm not going to Rattata-tale on you if you do, but you should know the dangers."
>>5589477SUMMARY:Stern[1 Pool 1] -0 pokecoinsKaku[1 Pool 1] -0 pokecoinsTheodore[2 Pool 1] -432 pokecoinsAstor[1 Pool 1] -0 pokecoinsBrock[1 Pool 1] -0 pokecoinsVee[3 Pool 1] -432 pokecoinsSableguy[6 Pool 1] -1080 pokecoinsBind[3 Pool 1] -432 pokecoinsTotal Forbidden Boxes purchased: 18 boxes.1569 Forbidden Boxes given away so far.Next upgrade in 51 boxes.(Rolls later)
>>5589488Don't mess around with reality-tunneling magic, yeah that makes sense.
>>5589488>Tintoretto screams like a big fat childhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWnHPQ-Hw6k"BRING THEM BACK TO ME!! BRING THEM BACK!! I HATE YOU!!"
>>5589496"Í̷̱̗̆̑̍̋̌̌̃ ̴̞̀̍͗̃̐̇͐̆̓͊̾͝W̸̛̯̼̪̌̊̂́͐͛͂̋̈́̒̚̕͝Ĭ̶̧̧̝̝̠͙̠̠͔̩͙̥̽͗̉̾̿̌̋̐̈́̐͜͝͝͠L̵̨̧̫̘̮̻̘͖̱̽̂͋̎̈́̐̑̕ͅL̶̻̰̖͇̠̺͈̭͌̿͋̐͗̉̆̈́̐̓̈́̓̂͝͠ ̷̣̬͋͑̿͒͋̂͛̀̈̿͗̚K̶̨͇͇̬̆Ī̵̛͕͍̭̦̥͜L̷̨̩̟̪̟̬̪͖̙̳͙̖̤̤̖̒́̋̂̔̎͒͘͝L̴̫̜̪̜͕̟̥̏́̓͆ ̷͇̱̺͝Ÿ̴̡̛͕̳̭͔͓̞̫̦͚͖̭̜̠̭̻̺́̇͆͂̆͂̓͘͠͝Ǫ̴̟̮̽̐͐̉̏̋̊̄́͠Ų̶̡̨̠̣͔̣̱̆̾̐̃̀̆͐̂̆̓̀͊̔̎͠ ̶̢̧̛̝͍̱̗̘̭̳̖̝̘̘̔̌̎̂̾͑̋̏͜A̵̳͈͈͈̻̳̤̝̋̀̈́̋̀̄̿͘͜͝N̵̬̓̈̋̃̕Ḏ̶̛͔̙̪̼̯̹̙̪̮̼̦͔̳͔̊͌̎̔͝͝͠ ̶̧͙̠̩̖̩͓̜̱͈̱̦͈̣̥̼̥͌̄̀͋͌̄͂̾̑́̒̋̊̏̚͠Ȅ̸̢̛̙̞͛̈́́̓͛͒͌͌͘Å̵̛̪̪̦̥̤̠̌͛̈̒̍͋̍͝͠T̶̛͇̣͚̘̺͓̥̤͇̮͖͔̿̾́͜ ̵̢̪͔̣̞̘̠̺͆Y̶̬͐̾͑́͛̍̆͌̏̿̔̚͘͠͝Ơ̵͍̹̬̜̖͓̦͕̣̏̍͗͛̈́͒̔́̈̌͘̚U̸͕̔Ŗ̷̞̹̺̟͚̻̬̄͑̋͋͛̏̃̔̈́̈́̿̐͐̿̋̌̿ ̴̨̳̫̯̯̹̤̦̼̝̭̦͕̤͒̉̀̐̏P̸̛̜̼̘̣͕̳̳̯͋̇̆͌̒̀̐̀͝͠ͅA̴̡̫͚̙̐̈͊̋̂̈̃̈̈̒̓̕͠͝Ř̷̡̢̬̼̮̭̻̼̼̞͔͖̞͓͜ͅE̶̡̢̫̳̯̥̖̘͎̗̞̜͋̑̂̒̌̽̐ͅN̶̡̛͎̭̳͇̬͈̦̤͕͕̬̠̻̫͖͐̋͂̏̌̐̈́̃̀̚T̵̢͇̮̺̭̱̼̠̝̪̀̆͌̓S̶̛̝͚͈͎̼̞͚͙̒̐͑̕͜͠͠!̷̢̝̗͉̤̪̺̭͙͎̗̹̯̽̇̾͌"
>>5589488>>5589496>Charles tries to hold Tintoretto back"Tintoretto please stop. She is our friend."
>>5589488"I haven't heard about that, but makes sense.">>5589496>>5589499"Can I kill him?"
>>5589499I̴̡̹̘͎̪͓͛̿́͑̔ ̷̡͖͉͈̞̜̾͜ͅK̴̟̓͑͘͠E̵̫̱͌̃̽͐͂͌Ẹ̸͚͍̿̌̏̈́̀́P̶̛͔͇̼̳͙̼̉͑̌̋̈́̀͛̆̊́̚͜͠͝͠ ̵͕̞̪̫̥̒̾͜͝͝Ā̶̛͉̟̝̙̳̘͈̈́́̈̽̀̑̒̉̌̑͊̌͘Ś̶̘̜̖͔̜̟̭͓̞̯͖͉̋̊ͅK̷̨̰̝̞̠̹͉̻͉̼̫͇̗̑͋Į̷͓͓̠̹̦̙̦͈̮̺̭͔̣͓͌̽̍͂̂͐͒͊͝͝͝͝N̵̡̰̳̜͈͎͈̯̱̟͓̫̙̎͑̃̃͂̉̂͘̕Ǵ̴͇̄ ̷̧̡͔̪͉͐́̏̊́͂̊͒̊̈́̑͋T̵̨̯̭̻̝̭͉͈̋̔̔̂̈́͘͠H̶̛̹̝͉̜͖͖͙̰̫͈̻̫̞̺̗͈̻͌̈́̀́̂̔͆̌̉͊Ḙ̵͇̍M̵̨͈̭͓̻̰͆̓̈́̌̐̋͂̈̆͝ ̴̛̠̱̠̮̹̯̤͈̝̐̑͜ͅǍ̷̭͙̮̩͍͒N̸̼̙̪̭͕̟̻̆͆́̽̍̽̀͊̃͘͝D̸̖̳̺͔̫͓͈̰̼̮͉͋̐̾̃̀̑͂́̾̓̾̈́͌̔̌͝ ̵̻̈́̿̄͐̌̉̈́͊̈̚͠Ȉ̸̛̞̩͉̊̐̓͆͐͆͋̔͝͝ͅ ̶̛̛̟̱̟̗̙̻̜̰͑̋̐͂̿̽̑̌̆̑̈͛͐̕͝G̵̫̩͍̻̓̓͆̋̋̒̓̋̈́̌̚Ę̸̛̜̰̬̻̝̜̤̮̞̺̯̞̊̓͂̾͂̒͒̿̾́́̒ͅͅṬ̵̗̤̘̦̩͍͋̈͂̾́̓͒͂́̑̉̕̚͠ ̶̹̜̜͚͂̿N̴̫̪̣̹͇̜͉̣̙̞͖̖Ơ̴̛̘̯͎̙͈̳͗̂͆̒̓̿T̴̫͕̳͉̯͎̖̰̩̣͛̎̋͒͆͊͘H̶̡̦͈̗̳͈͚̻̣̠̼̼̖̠͋̌̈́̋͒̕ͅI̶̢̨̘̭̼̠͈͍͑̔̽͆̀̀́͑̏͋̓̔͘͝N̸̡͇̙̬̘͍͔̠̩͎̄̏͂͐̐̈́̃̀̽͘G̷̨̮͚̙̝̙͔̍̆̏̃͊͆̆̈́̓́̐͝͝ ̷̤͇̟͖̞̻̮͈̪́͒͊̈́̓̓͜Í̶͇̫̣̙̤̄̈́̄̊̌̐͂͂̕͝ͅ ̸̫̊̒͌͂̀͠K̸̡̥͇̜̺̙̺̀̌̿̾͊̎͂̆̆̀̽̚͝Ȩ̴̨̙͚͇͕̫̪̰̺̟͆̽̕E̵̡̡͚̻͈̠͕͙̮̩̟̙̤̞͋͌̍̒̔̇̒̾̎̓̓͘͜͝P̵̢̹̤͈͎͙̉͒̏́̇̓̍͌͋́̀̐̈́͐̚͠͝ ̴̠̖͓͒̓͋̄͑́̽̆À̷̢͎̫̰̦͈͔͎̳͙̱̠͍͈̓͂͊͐̀̓͊̂͜͜͝S̶͍̹͇̤͚̘̳͍̆̏͜͜Ķ̵͐̎̀̾̽̕I̸͚̣͍̞̰̳̜̼͓̹̬̱̞̺̻͕̟̍͑N̷̛̯̯̹̯̗̼̙̙̈̈́̑̋͊̊͘G̴̗̦̻̾̍̒́́͛̈͘͠͝ ̶̖̩̽͗͊̐̿̆T̵̢̡̩̻͓̖̗̳͌̈́̋̓̓̍͆͝H̴̡͎̥̞̖̰̣̰͚̘̫̣̜̑̐̏̃̾̿͆̈́̀͊̚̕ͅE̴̢̞͍̰̯̹̫͐̽̈̇́̍̈́͋̈͛́̌̌͜M̶͇̯̼̣̥͖̤̀̓̉́̃͊̊̎͛̂̍͐̏͘͜ͅ ̵̢̨̛̫̳͇͓̣̳͕̝̠̩̞̝̪͎͛͒͒̊̀͂̓̀̇͘͝Ȃ̶̢̛͕͖͈̃̈͐̒͐̈̽̓̊̂͌̕͝N̷͔̹̞̣̙͙̙̣͇͍͚͂ͅḊ̴̞͍͚̪̳̟̻͈͐̄ ̸͍͉̼̻̖̬́͂͆͛̽İ̷̭͙̗̼̻̖̦̘̜͖͈͔̖̀͐̓̓͋ ̴̡̼͖̙͈̟̩̠̥̏G̸̩̻̗̫̬̼̎̇͂͑͌̈́̍͑̃̏͘͜Ȇ̵͉̘̭͚̹̳͈̄̀̑T̴̨͙̣̟̣͎͕͚̳̥͠ ̴̮̱̖̗̦̭̓͊̏́͒̉͗̽͑́̀̃̌̕Ṇ̵̼̥̙͖̀͊͠͠O̸͚̗̝͍͖̽̋͜ͅT̶̡̯͎̳̗̘͉͉͍͓̱͈̣̹͒̏̀̌̾̒̍̇̏̄̾͘͘H̷̛̰̜̿̍̽̂̈́͋̾͑̇͗̕̚Į̸̢̛͇̩̠̰̤͙̬̣̦̭̘͖̂́̀̇̉̀̔̓͊̀͜͜N̴̤̟͌́G̶̢̝͚͔͕̒̎̈́̿̔̚"
>>5589500"Lets not go that far.""Maybe a good thrashing if he doesn't stop."
>>5589488"Yeah, it wasn't too fun like our other adventures. That voice was mean." >>5589501Brock approaches Tinto "Take it easy, brogna. It's over now. No need to be rude to our bros"
>>5589495"I'm not exactly strict on the rules, but I know when I shouldn't be pushing things.">>5589496>>5589498>>5589501"Dreepy, you need some serious help," she replies, shaking her head. "I don't have the slightest clue about what the hell you're shouting about.">>5589500"There's a story that gets passed around our circle about this Seer Xatu who spends his time watching the sunsets. Together with the help of some heroes, they crafted a gem that gave them access to the sky to undo calamity," Mawile states, staring up in thought. "It's been a while since we've shared that around. I'll have to ask again.">>5589504"...voice?"
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>5589501Stern just Shakes Tinto like he's Wario in Warioland Shake-It.
>>5589506Yeah, some demon or something kept yelling at us and disrespecting our entire lives.
>>5589506"What gembro said. Just kept saying mean stuff and disrespecting my bros. It was like a nightmare."Brock doesn't elaborate that it was nightmarish both literally and because of what the voice said.
>>5589506"Huh, now that I remember, Treasure Town's Xatu makes those dream catchers that turn into other things. I guess there is a precedent..."
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>5589506"It was mean, but it's gone, i hope"Astor meanwhile looks for shiny stuffs (Loot) in the close vicinity
>>5589506>Tintoretto makes incoherent child noises as he spazzes out on the floor crying that he can't join a cult.
>>5589518Brock pick up Tinto and stuffs him in his bag along with hit bongos, marimba set and other miscellaneous toys.
>>5589507Stern forgets that Superpower is a fighting move, making Tinto immune.
"I'll uh, keep that in mind. Why do you guys think it exploded?"
>>5589507Stern attempts a wimpy grasp on the ghost before losing his grip entirely. He shakes the air.>>5589517Astor is unable to see anything around the area. It's just trace amounts of sulfur residue from upstream and rocks forming the bank.>>5589509>>5589514"That must've been interesting. I wasn't aware ferals could act like that, though. Was it an obstacle set up by those cultists?" Her question doesn't seem like she expects an answer.>>5589518Mawile gives a pitying look.>>5589530She shrugs. "They usually close after a set amount of time, but this one was already open for way longer than it should've been. Maybe you all prematurely closed the exit gate or something. Who knows? Mystery Dungeons are already barely understood, much less Magnagates."Looking up at the top of the cliff, she takes a deep breath. "I think it's best we leave for now. I don't think this place is going anywhere, and we've still got an expedition to complete. I take it this is where we part ways?"
>>5589530"Maybe us breaking their spell broke the stability of that...realm?"
>>5589533Whatever it was, it was hostile and knew everything about us. Even me, a Dark type! That can't be natural.>Sableye is... not facing Mawile at all!
>>5589533(9)>Tintoretto continues to cry in Brock's bag.>The bongos hit him in the face.>He cries louder!"MOMMY I GOT A BOO BOO!!"
Bind gives a little stomp. "I suppose it's settled. Ah, keep your eyes peeled for more extradimensional hazards...if you can, guys. Bon travail, Mawile." He offers The Hand: shake forme
>>5589533"Guess so. It's been fun but I'm dying to get back to base and do absolutely nothing! In any case, thanks for having us."
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>5589535Theo tilts his head and squeaks. "Stufful stuff?""I don't think that's how it works. . ."Theo sits down next to Brock and smiles. Everything's done, and now they can go home.
>>5589537"Right, this is a human thing... do I do the bump or grab it?" Mawile asks, staring at the strange gesture.
>>5589542Brock immediately bumps with The Fist(tm) "It was a great adventure bro!"
>>5589533Vee is just sitting around, staring into the sky. "Well, that was something."He gets over it. There's no way something like that will ever happen again, he'll be fine.
>>5589533"It was a pleasure traveling with you once more Mawile. Safe travels."
>>5589543>>5589547>>5589548"It's a bump? But I swore it was..." Mawile's thoughts trail off. She turns to Charles. "I'm sure we'll meet again. You all have the habit of showing up in the strangest of places."With that, the nightmare cult has been silenced for good and the guild can finally get a good night's rest.Tune in next time as we hop into the last story involving the Lost Hope Guild, concluding their adventure with one last bang...!>picrel
Rolled 239 (1d256)>>5589494Stern's Epitaph freebie
Rolled 97 (1d256)>>5590008Kaku's Epitaph freebie
Rolled 228 (1d256)>>5590011Reroll duds once
Rolled 25, 69 = 94 (2d256)>>5590014Theodore's scuffed Epitaph purchase
Rolled 105 (1d256)>>5590018Astor's Epitaph freebie
Rolled 223 (1d256)>>5590020Reroll duds once
Rolled 173 (1d256)>>5590023Brock's Epitaph freebie
Rolled 69 (1d256)>>5590026Reroll duds once
Rolled 43, 208, 28 = 279 (3d256)>>5590026Vee's Epitaph purchase
Rolled 200, 18, 196, 136, 157, 25 = 732 (6d256)>>5590030Sableguy's Epitaph purchase