Rough Seas Ahead EditionArchive: https://archive.moe/_/search/username/Gobble/tripcode/!!5e7vwvXe%2F3r/type/op/orhttps://archive.foolz.us/_/search/username/Gobble/tripcode/!!5e7vwvXe%2F3r/type/op/Twitter: https://twitter.com/GobbleQMPokemon, items, and summary: http://pastebin.com/tSNKt0WmFAQ and general concepts: http://pastebin.com/Ht1Q5E1pAll guides, player knowledge, and smutty stories: http://pastebin.com/u/GobblepokemonThemes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Y-ad_74T08Nice playlist: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kJ9wp-mog8&feature=share&list=PL361E683BA95898C0Recently: Vlad has been getting busy and you know have a gigantic pile of eggs at Professor Fir's lab. A film crew is documenting your journey, and you agreed to do product placement instead of more obvious shilling. You're on a ferry to Lace Point, an island off the coast.General rules:There is a 10 minute voting period after each post. Non-contradictory votes will be combined as best as possible.Write-ins for all votes or always welcome and encouraged. They may not all make it into the post or be altered to fit in, but I'll do my best to at least try to address the spirit of the write-in.Very important or contentious votes may be redone in a stricter voting system as it comes up.Combat involves rolls! Once there's a clear winner, we roll for the move accuracy/crit/secondary effect. Usually it's just a 1d100. Sometimes you can get a modifier to make a move more/less accurate, so be creative! Add flair, do tricks with moves, mess with terrain, whatever!Call me out on a mistake and receive an apology butt or suggestive picture.Badges: 6Current Party:Devon (Houndoom)Nibbles (Tyrantrum)Destiny (Kingdra)Trunks (Trevenant)Raistlin (Alakazam)Vlad (Golbat)Not In Party:Leviathan (Gyarados)Zappy Dan (Magnezone)
First for explaining Clair that Vance's motor needs to be started again.
>>38854746Aww yeah pokemon quest! Seeing as we're going to be encountering lapras is there any chance we'll get to take one on for the team? They're great HP tanks ( in game) and lovely companions too outside of the games
If we not able to gamble this thread a riot is going to break out.
>>38854896I'm sure there's a chance, with how they were mentioned. Do we really want a third water-type, though?
>>38854964Lapras does have that handy ice subtype though, plus they're lovely creatures in general.
>>38854964>>38855025>>38854896We're good. Jenine, Robin, or Vance might want one though.
“We need to talk about Vance,” you tell Clair as she looks up at you from her bed. Her angry expression turns to concern. “Why, what happened?”You fill her in on your conversation with him. He was feeling down and confused about his hesitation to take things further with Jeanine. When they were younger and her brother Vance was starting to ignore his sister and enjoy the attention of girls, Clair did something in his head that dissuaded him from ever really getting with any of them. You know how she deeply regrets that, but she’s never told him, and has been happy to see him seemingly move passed it by getting a girlfriend.Clair sits up. “First, ew! Second, have you seen Jeanine?” Clair puts her hands in front of her chest, imitating gigantic breasts. “She’s like a supermodel amazon hippie! I bet she does kegels or whatever too. It probably is just nerves.”“And if it’s not?” You try to keep your tone neutral. You know what a sensitive subject this is even if she’s trying to avoid acting like it.Clair sighs. “Kat. I...I don’t want Vance to hate me. Maybe I can...I don’t know, go in his head again and fix it. I’m a lot more experienced now.”>Yeah, that’s not a bad idea. Clair knows what she’s doing now>No! She needs to just tell him!>Maybe it actually is just nerves. That’s pretty common. Let's just leave it be for now>Something else
Except for the fact that is against the law to capture one. That was a big pony in the last thread. Also surprise Gobble got a few more for ya! Though they gonna be spaced out.
>>38854896Didn't we just try to shine some light on how their industrial hunting is bad? Getting one for ourselves would kinda undermine the message.
>>38855056>No! She needs to just tell him! It's time to come clean Clair and stop running.
>>38855056>let clair do her thang on Vance's mindShe's clearly a powerful psychic and have a far better idea what she's up to now. Let's not split the family apart eh?
>>38855056>>Maybe it actually is just nerves. That’s pretty common. Let's just leave it be for now
>>38855090Maybe there'll be a chance to rescue one a la ash in the anime?
>>38855056"I think it's dishonest to mess with his mind again without telling him, first."
>>38855056>No! She needs to just tell him!If he wants her to try and solve it, that's one thing, but just trying it is stupid.
>>38855056>Maybe it actually is just nerves. That’s pretty common. Let's just leave it be for nowlets try some non-head fuckery therapy before going full mind crush on Vance
>>38855056>>Something else"Let's not act on impulse here. I say we give it couple more days see if things come to it naturally. Meanwhile, you'll look into the options of what can be done in case they don't. Deal?""Also... kegels?"
>>38855056>Yeah, that’s not a bad idea. Clair knows what she’s doing nowIf it actually is just the nerves, blaming it on psychic fuckery would just make it worse for him.
>>38855056>Yeah, that’s not a bad idea. Clair knows what she’s doing now>She needs to tell him!
>>38855269It's for her sake too though. She can't have a proper sibling relationship with this hanging over her.
Reminder that Gobble calls penises Goo Bazookas.
Tough girl Robin?
>>38855298Sure, but she can tell him after he got over it. Better for everyone.
Clair talks to him about it before anything else. If she just ducks with his head again whose to say it would help? Then again whose to say it wouldn't? This has to come out dinner than later and Clair bringing it up is better for everyone than trying to pretend nothing's wrong. Vance is going to feel betrayed no matter what but Clair taking responsibility beforehand lessens the risk of a rift forming that is uncrossable.
“Yeah, that’s a good idea,” you tell her. “After you tell him, and he agrees to let you!”She slumps. “You’re a real bitch, you know that? What if it’s nerves and telling him just makes it worse?” She let’s herself flop fully on the bed. “Let’s give it a few days, then I’ll tell him, okay? If it’s nerves, he’ll be over it by then. If not, then we’ll know for sure. Then we can talk about me trying to fix it.”>That seems reasonable. 3 days.>Fine, but only a day. She can’t put it off forever.>No! Tell him and go fix it!>Something else
>>38855491>That seems reasonable. 3 days.
>>38855491>>That seems reasonable. 3 days.Also Kegels?
>>38855491>Fine, but only a day. She can’t put it off forever.One (1).
>>38855491>No! Tell him and go fix it! No more running away from it Clair.
>>38855491>No! Tell him and go fix it!
>>38855491>>That seems reasonable. 3 days.We just cannot let him stew if it is not nerves.
>>38855491"A real bitch would have already told him.">>Something else"One week. And even if it fades naturally, you should tell him anyway. At your own pace, but... I was this close to losing Robin because I couldn't get myself to be honest about my past lies. I don't want to have to pick sides between you and Vance when the bubble eventually bursts."
>>38855491>That seems reasonable. 3 days
You guys know that giving her more time isn't going to do anything. She's had the entire time Vance was with Jeanine in front of her to do something yet hasn't.
>>38855491>Fine, but only a day. She can’t put it off forever.She must take responsibility.
>>38855766Anon, taking responsibility is one thing it shouldn't come to between siblings...
>>38855813I don't see what could go wrong.
“A real bitch would have told him,” you counter. Your fists fall from resting on your hips. “I guess that’s a reasonable plan though. We’ll give it three days.”Clair sighs in relief. “Thanks.”“It’ll be good to tell him. I was this close to losing Robin because I couldn't get myself to be honest about my past lies. I don't want to have to pick sides between you and Vance when the bubble eventually bursts.”Clair looks at the ground, uncomfortable.You think of something to break the silence. “so...kegels?”Clair laughs. “Figures.” She gives you a brief explanation, squeezing your finger for effect. After that, you both spend some time in silence, pretending like you’re not trying it.You leave her room and head out. It’s really late now.>Gamble! Money money money!>Gamble in the morning when the film crew will be up. Sleep now>You’re on a roll. Maybe now is a good time to talk with Vlad about being a parent>Something else
>>38855943>You’re on a roll. Maybe now is a good time to talk with Vlad about being a parent
>>38855943>Go to sleep with Robin.
>>38855943>Gamble in the morning when the film crew will be up. Sleep nowMight as well.
>>38855943>Gamble in the morning when the film crew will be up. Sleep now
>>38855943>>You’re on a roll. Maybe now is a good time to talk with Vlad about being a parentWe got a sudden case of responsible attitude, better take advantage of it.
>>38855943>>Gamble in the morning when the film crew will be up. Sleep now>>You’re on a roll. Maybe now is a good time to talk with Vlad about being a parent
>>38855943>Clair laughs. “Figures.” She gives you a brief explanation, squeezing your finger for effect.My first understanding of this part was a lot lewder than rightfully justifiable.
>>38855943>>Gamble in the morning when the film crew will be up. Sleep nowBats don't need parents.
You’ll do some gambling tomorrow morning. You’re rolling in money, so there’s no pressure.Before you go to sleep though, you have one more thing you want to do. You head out onto the deck and feel the night air. There’s a lot of room for you to have a private conversation with Vlad.Professor Fir told you that the Zubat line tends to have a lot of babies and not really care for them the way humans do. Still, Vlad made a lot of eggs. Maybe he should reign it in. Or maybe this is good for him. You’re not sure how you want to approach this. You’ll have to do something with all those eggs.You can tell Vlad really likes you, but it’s because you’re always giving him a lot of freedom. You know his evolution hinges on his affection. You’re worried you might say the wrong thing, but you have to say something.“Come on out!” You throw his Pokeball to the sky. Vlad does his signature loop and flies around you excitedly.“Well, you’re in a good mood,” you catch him gently out of the air and start petting him. “Listen, Vlad, we should talk.”>Tell him he can’t keep making eggs. No more outings on his own.>He needs to slow down and settle down. Just keep it under control, okay?>Way to go Vlad! Keep up the good work you lady killer!>Scare him straight. What if he catches something nasty?>Something else
>>38856567>He can't keep making eggs. No more outings for him.
>>38856567>Something elsethose zubat's you have been dating up are whores, you should find a nice crobat to settle down with."
>>38856567>Way to go Vlad! Keep up the good work you lady killer!
>>38856567>Way to go Vlad! Keep up the good work you lady killer!but be careful alright buddy?
>>38856567>Way to go Vlad! Keep up the good work you lady killer!He is a fucking bat. There is literally no problem with him doing this.
>>38856567>>Scare him straight. What if he catches something nasty?But also>>38856621Get him to find a nice bat to settle down with.
>>38856567>>He needs to slow down and settle down. Just keep it under control, okay?We can prevent this.
>>38856712Why contain it?
>>38856567>Way to go Vlad! Keep up the good work you lady killer!But Yeah we cant keep that many zubats so he should probably slow it down a notch
We should flood Hornbeams secret lab with Zubats...
>>38856748>But Yeah we cant keep that many zubatsHow is that a problem?
>>38856748I don't think we inherently have to keep the eggs... It's just for some reason we asked if the Prof could look after them for a while...Perhaps we could send them to another Poke' Prof who's researching that kind of thing...
>>38856567>Way to go Vlad! Keep up the good work you lady killer!>Implying Kat wouldn't have impregnated Robin already if she could.>>38856748We shouldn't really keep the eggs, they are perfectly fine in the wild.
Or as a first pokemon to trainers yeah? Also new pic for Gobble.
You high five his wing. “You lady killer, you!”He licks your face with his massive tongue.“No wonder you’re so popular with the ladies,” you joke as you give him a soft nuggie. You’re pretty glad nobody else heard that. You think only Vance would appreciate your sense of humor on that one. “I guess you take after me.”Vlad flies around, ecstatic. You watch how fast and graceful he can be, but you see the strong muscles pumping underneath. He must be popular because he’s so strong. He has a lot of energy too. It must be because it’s night.>Stay up playing with him. Really bond>Alright, that’s enough for now. You need to sleep>If he has so much energy, you’ll spend some time training>Something else
>>38857095>>Stay up playing with him. Really bond
>>38857095>>Stay up playing with him. Really bondHells yeah, another mega-evolution!
>>38857095>Alright, that’s enough for now. You need to sleepI want to gamble and not fall asleep at the table.
>>38857095>>Stay up playing with him. Really bondBut let's not forget Robin~we jut got a new trick to teach her.
>>38857095>Alright, that’s enough for now. You need to sleep>>38857126he isn't even fully evolved yet.
>>38857095>Stay up playing with him. Really bond. Comment on his strength of wings or something I dunno can't into talky.
>>38857126>Gee, Kat! How come you can mega-evolve two Pokemons?
>>38857095>Stay up playing with him. Really bond
>>38857095>Alright, that’s enough for now. You need to sleep
>>38857178>he isn't even fully evolved yet.What's that saying, about Rome not being built in one day? Or that one, about preparing for war if you want peace. Yeah, something like that.
>>38857283The general reception for the idea of self-made Mega evos was largely negative when it came up.Even having more than one at all for Kat wasn't very popular, so the chances of that are absurdly slim.
>>38857126Crobat can't mega-evolve.
>>38857126or just a regular, since crobat happens via friendship
Another one for ya mate.
does crobat even need a mega-evolution? damn thing's got godly stats and a great movepool
>>38857644I like Crobat, but its stats are far away from "godly".Its damn fast, which is a bigger advantage here than it is in the game.
>>38857592I recognize this girl.Let's not go that way...
>>38857691Huh? I found that pic in a different quest. So I have no idea who she is. Share with the class please.
>>38857682he actually is a damn good pokemon. Pretty sure he's been OU tier since he was a thing
>>38857736He's only been in UU and BL.
>>38857736He's been UU since mid-Gen 4. He's bloody good at what he does though. We should teach Vlad U-Turn and Taunt, then he'd fit our batle style even better.
>>38857736Haha, no.The highest he got was BL for 4th Gen, he wasn't very good in second Gen because he lacked move pool, and he has been UU since 5th.
You take out one of the toys you bought a long time ago and start playing with Vlad. You toss it out and Vlad zooms out to catch it in the air long before it hits the water.“You’re really fast,” you comment. “Must be those strong wings.”That seems to motivate him to go even faster. You throw two, the three out. He snatches them all out of the air.“Alright, alright. Let’s play another game,” You balance a toy on your head, “Think you can grab it without messing up my hair? I want to keep on looking great, you know.”Vlad zooms into the darkness, then suddenly fires over your head. You have to check the top of your head to make sure the toy is gone. You didn’t even feel it!He flies down into your arms again. This time you play a game you can participate in too. Patty-cake!You think back to the day you caught him. He was actually the second Zubat you threw a Pokeball at. “I’m really I caught you, Vlad.”He stops what he’s doing and thinks. You can't explain it, but you feel a lot closer to him. He looks like he feels the same way. You think he's ready to go beyond being a Golbat very soon.You're exhausted. You put Vlad away and stumble back to your bedroom. Robin is fast asleep on the bed, wearing a sexy little number.>Snuggle and sleep. Tomorrow is a long day and you can't be a zombie>Wake her up, get lewd>You want to look smart tomorrow. Do late night studying>Something else
>>38857851>You take out one of the toys you bought and start playing with VladO-oh my...
>>38857851>Snuggle and sleep. Tomorrow is going to be a long day. If she wakes when we get in the bed just tease her with a kiss before passing out.
>>38857851>Snuggle and sleep. Tomorrow is a long day and you can't be a zombie
>>38857851The three? That's a butt.>verily captcha we are on air with Gobble
>>38857851>Snuggle and sleep. Tomorrow is a long day and you can't be a zombieSpooning time!
>>38857851>be waken up by her lewding us in the middle of the night
>>38857851>Wake her up, get lewdAlright, so I'm a pervert, sue me.
>>38857851>Robin is fast asleep on the bed, wearing a sexy little number.Aww no she must have been up for ages waiting for us to come back and lewd us.
>>38858156Also really you what? Come on keep that grammar up mate.
>>38857851>>Snuggle and sleep. Tomorrow is a long day and you can't be a zombieAlso we owe her an apology, she must have been waiting for us.
>>38858231Yep we do. Also have a pic on me.
>>38858201Entire bottle of coke. It's like you haven't heard that story before.
>>38857851awww Robin a best. Tomorrow she gets us without distractions>Snuggle and sleep. Tomorrow is a long day and you can't be a zombie
>>38858284Iv always heard its a bottle of cherry Pepsi not coke.
You slip into bed and snuggle in close to Robin, giving her a quick peck on the cheek before falling asleep.You wake up the next morning feeling pretty tired, but not exhausted. Robin’s in the room, playing with Sylveon, Joltik, and Vulpix. “Morning!”“Morning. Sorry about taking so long last night.”Robin blushes. “I-it’s okay...”“I’ll make it up to you later,” you promise.The two of you meet everyone else for breakfast. You see the camera is already rolling on Jeanine, Clair, and Vance.Jeanine looks up. “Hey Robin, did you give any more thought to what we talked about?”Robin nods, “I think it’s probably a good idea, it just feels weird.”They must see the confusion on your face. Jeanine pulls your attention. “We talked about trading Pokemon. Her Houndour and my ditto.”“Why?” Vance says between bites.“I always felt like Houndour doesn’t like battling much,” Robin says. "But my dad didn't care."“And Ditto seems to really want to, but I can’t really give it the battles I think it wants,” Jeanine says.>You can’t trade Houndour! It’s your mom’s favorite!>That sounds like a good idea. You should go for it.>You can’t comment. It’s not your choice.>Why not trade (specify Pokemon) instead?>Suggest another option they’re not seeing (Specify)>Something else
>>38858670>You can’t comment. It’s not your choice.
>>38858670>You can't comment. It's not your choice but say you'll go along with whatever she wants.
>>38858670>>You can’t comment. It’s not your choice.
>>38858670>>You can’t comment. It’s not your choice.Pretty much this. I just want to gable.
>>38858670>Great idea, you can always trade back if it doesnt work out.
>>38858670>>38858749I like this phrasing, supporting!
>>38858670>That sounds like a good idea. You should go for it.Can't wait to see the kinds of things Ditto can do in this battle system.
Garma Zabi says hello.
You pile some food into your gullet, stalling for time while you think.“I can’t really say anything. I mean, I guess you can always trade back if it doesn’t work, but it’s ultimately up to you two.”Robin and Jeanine both nod, respecting your limited input.“Lets do it when we get to the island,” Robin says with newfound conviction. “I think it’s best for both of them.”Well, you guess you’ll see how it goes. You hope everyone knows what they’re doing.“So,” Vance says as he starts gobbling down the food Jeanine left on her plate. “Are you going to hit the casino? Seems like a tradition at this point.”You smile. “Yes. Yes I am.”You’re already getting use to the camera. You see it zoom in out of the corner of your eye.>Blackjack! Let’s do this!>Slots. Trust your luck!>Poker time! All skill, baby!>You’re a good trainer. You can totally predict the battles on television.>Something else
>>38859042>Poker time! All skill, baby!
>>38859042>Slots. Trust your luck!
>>38859042>Blackjack! Let’s do this!
>>38859042>>You’re a good trainer. You can totally predict the battles on television.Let's try out something new maybe?
>>38859042>Poker time! All skill baby!
>>38859042>>Blackjack! Let’s do this!We will have to do without hookers, but that's fine.
>>38859174But we have Robin anon!Sorry, sorry, won't compare again.
>>38859138Oh wow these are great. I love this part of youtube.
>>38859521I stay up way too late looking for these things....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdBvGaDJok4
“I’m going to play some poker, right after breakfast!” You start shovelling the rest of your plate down. You can’t wait.“Doesn’t Jeanine look hot today?” You can Clair saying to Vance.He looks really confused, like he’s expecting some sort of insult. “Uhh, sure. I guess.”“”You guess!” Clair forces a laugh. “Ha! You kidder. If I were you, I’d be all up in that. Like, right now.”Vance gives her a weird look as he chews his food.Eventually you head over to the poker tables. Robin excuses herself, but everyone else sticks around to watch. There are a few tables with varying buy-in amounts.You figure the game will wrap up just in time for you to arrive on the island. You should decide how much you’re going to go in.>All your money. You’ll be independently, heavily wealthy if you clean this table>Half your money. You’ll be set for life if you’re wise>A quarter of your money. Still a lot>Just a small amount. 5%. Still some good change(We'll be rolling after the vote is settled)
>>38859556> A quarterbetter to spread the risk. We'll probably swim in cash for life anyway.
>>38859556Claire please. Please.>Half your money. You’ll be set for life if you’re wiseWe gotta look good for the cameras.
>>38859556>Just a small amount. 5%. Still some good change
>>38859556>A quarter of your money. Still a lot
>>38859556>>Half your money. You’ll be set for life if you’re wisealso>>Clair in charge of being subtle
>>38859556>A quarter of your money. Still a lotLet's not get too ballsy with our money, in case the dice hate us.
>>38859556>>All your money. You’ll be independently, heavily wealthy if you clean this tableGo big or go home. And we don't have a home, so there's not many options left, huh?
>>38859556>Half your money. You’ll be set for life if you’re wiseNow I'm not saying I expect to win easily because we're a gambling god, but...Still, we shouldn't chance wasting ALL of our cash.
>>38859556>Just a small amount. 5%. Still some good changeWe're set, financially. No reason this can't just be for sport.
>>38859556>A quarter of your money. Still a lotSince you guys insist on being retards .
>>38859627The orphanage...>roll bad>lose>quest end, go back to orphanage to be useless
>>38859556>A quarter of your money. Still a lot.
>>38859683We're not betting our fucking pokemon, and money is easy to come by. Still, orphanage is not our home anymore, read the previous threads.
Well if we are gambling we need more butts.
You head to the table where you can bet about a quarter of your money. You figure it’s a good balance between interesting and safe.You sit down at the table and start playing.[Roll me 3d100 please]
Rolled 64 (1d100)>>38859783
Rolled 42 (1d100)>>38859783Here we go.
Rolled 64, 94, 27 = 185 (3d100)>>38859783
Rolled 2, 15, 19 = 36 (3d100)>>38859783dice!
Rolled 68, 87, 85 = 240 (3d100)>>38859783
Rolled 65, 14, 72 = 151 (3d100)>>38859783
>>38859807>2WELP. There goes our everything.
>>38859858I think not >>38859837
>>38859876I dont see a 90+ there friend.
[Sorry, that was my bad. I wanted three rolls of 1d100 like the other gambling times. Can someone roll one more d100, and we'll take the bet of>>38859796>>38859803and that?]
>>38859909What has that to do with anything? It was the second roll and no nat1. So under no circumstances will that one be our roll.
Rolled 29 (1d100)>>38859930vwe
>>38859930>>38859837B-butt that great roll ...>>38859796>>38859803>>38859952Looks like4 we lost a huge amount of money.
>>38859930well looks like we lost money, so much for being a winner.
[Shit. Really sorry. I have to head off for like 30 minutes or so. I'll keep updating after.I'll dump butts]
>>38860052Finding butts has to be tough work. It's okay if you don't always do it Gobble.
>>38859935Crit fails dont work that way on a D100 unless i missed something.
>>38860093Critfails work that way with d100s too in basically every quest that uses them.Most certainly they work that way in ths one, and I haven't read a quest yet that does critfails at ranges.
>>38860139I did one or two. It's shit. Might as well do d20 since it's much simpler at that point (and yes I know the curve isn't exactly the same for the two but still).
>>38860052Gobble take it easy mate. Don't give yourself an ulcer for questers.
>>38860052This sucks, btw. It's almost 3 where I'm from and I am trying really hard not to fall asleep on my keyboard.
>>38860386Man that sucks. Have a nice pic in consolation.
>>38860386almost 4 here, you puss-zzzzzzzzzzz....
[Writing. Thanks for your understanding.]
>>38860386>>38860512It's about to be 10pm here, but I just woke up 2 hours ago.>>38860052>>38860687Take your time Gobble.Take your tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiime.
>>38860687Unless one is into that how does that happen?
>>38860687>those weak-ass clips>holding a loliMy suspension of disbelief can't take this!
>64You play for a good while, not gaining anything or losing anything. At the last minute, you pull ahead and make a small winning and turn in your chips before the game ends.“Figures,” Vance pats you on the back. “You usually bring down the house, but the one time cameras are rolling you don’t get lucky.”“M-must have been nerves,” Robin offers.You, Clair, and Vance all look awkward. Luckily the intercom announces that you’re arriving. Everyone starts packing up and getting ready to debark.The port looks like something out of an ancient world history book, except for the little bits of technology hiding here or there. There’s a stone path leading up the port to a cobblestone paved city. Trees cover the island everywhere there isn’t a path.>Let’s head into town>Explore the woods! Adventure awaits>Find the nearest Pokemon center>Find a trainer battle! You want to show off for the cameras>Something else
>>38860755>Explore the woods! Adventure awaits
>>38860755>Let's head into town. Get the lay of the land before doing anything risky.
>>38860755>Find the nearest Pokemon center
>>38860755>Find the nearest Pokemon centerAnd generally explore town
>>38860755>Find a trainer battle! You want to show off for the camerasWeee
>>38860755>>Find a trainer battle! You want to show off for the cameras
I don't have my HoundoomXJasmine pic on me right now sorry, will this suffice?
You head into the Pokemon center at the edge of town. Even though your Pokemon are still fresh, you figure that’s always the best place to make your first stop. Those woods look interesting though. You make a mental note to head into them later.The nurse there looks bored out of her mind, and shocked when she sees you. “Oh, people! Hi! Welcome to our Pokemon center.”“It’s pretty dead in here,” Clair comments. Master of subtlety. “You’d think there’d be more tourists here.”“You don’t know?” The nurse looks surprise. “There’s plenty of tourists, but everyone’s downtown. It’s the royal parade.”Now that she mentions it, you can hear a lot of cheering and noise in the distance.“Come on! Let’s go check it out!” Jeanine grabs Vance’s arm excitedly.“Who cares,” Clair says. “They’re just some more plain old people as far as I’m concerned.”The nurse looks offended at Clair’s remark, but doesn’t say anything.>Go see the parade. Sounds fun>Stay here, call Professor Fir>Whatever. You’re heading into the woods now>Which way to the gym?>Something else
>>38861231>Go see the parade. Sounds funParades!Maybe we can get the stick out of Claire's butt later, too.
>>38861231>Go see the parade. Sounds fun
>>38861231>Go see the parade seems fun. And Clair no comments about it unless they are positive. Sticking your tongue out at her at the end.
“Sure. The parade sounds fun!”You haven’t ever been to one. Well, not a real one anyway. Your home town had some very small parades for local events, but it was just a bunch of townspeople watching some terribly painted vehicles go by. It was a great place to pick pockets though.Huh. Been awhile since you thought about that.You start leaving when the nurse calls out to you. “This is a weird question, but you look really familiar. Have I seen you before?”You look to the director. “We haven’t put anything to air yet. The footage we sent back is stil being edited.”You shrug. “Uh, I don’t think so, sorry.” The nurse doesn’t look familiar at all. Well, she looks like all the other nurses.You walk towards the parade. Before get there, you tell Clair to keep any negative comments to herself. You don’t want to make people angry for no good reason.“Making people angry IS a good reason,” Clair says. “Most people are at their most honest when they’re angry.”Everyone glares at her.She sighs. “But yeah, sure. Zipping it for now I guess.”The parade grounds are packed! People crowd into the streets, waiting for the royal family to come by. There’s a bunch of old medieval looking soldiers marching down the street first. Confetti and balloons are everywhere.>Get right in close. You want a front row view!>Stay back, enjoy some street vendor snacks.>Oh! You bet you can spot the pickpockets in the crowd. Keep an eye out for them>Something else
>>38861696>Oh! You bet you can spot the pickpockets in the crowd. Keep an eye out for them
>>38861696>Oh! You bet you can spot the pickpockets in the crowd. Keep an eye out for themLet's not get our shit stolen during this.
>>38861696>Stay back, enjoy some street vendor snacks.
>>38861696>Oh! You bet you can spot the pickpockets in the crowd. Keep an eye out for themSounds fun
>>38861696>Oh! You bet you can spot the pickpockets in the crowd. Subtly point them out to Robin.
>>38861696>Oh! You bet you can spot the pickpockets in the crowd. Keep an eye out for themWe don't want to lose dosh
>>38861696>>Stay back, enjoy some street vendor snacks.>>Oh! You bet you can spot the pickpockets in the crowd. Keep an eye out for them
You grab a quick snack from a vendor for everybody and sit back at a distance. You’re not watching the parade, you’re watching the crowd.Jeanine, Clair, and even Robin head in closer to get a better view. Vance stays back with you.“You told me before I need to get better at reading my opponent. I figure this is good training.”Well, you sure feel like a wise coach now. “Alright. Keep your eyes peeled.” You take a bite and chew it. “You’re looking for people that fit in.”“Everyone fits in,” Vance comments.“No, they don’t. See that couple? Look how awkward they are. I bet they like each other but they’re not going out yet. And that guy with his daughter on his shoulders. He’s not even watching the parade, just trying to keep her ice cream from melting on him. That man with the camera is fussing over the lighting and angle.”“...You’re right. None of them really fit in. They all look awkward in their own way.”You nod. “A forest of trees that don’t fit. They don’t belong on the street. But see that old lady right there? She looks natural, like a fixture on the street. She's a human fire hydrant. Watch her.”True to form, the old lady bumps into someone. You and Vance just barely catch her take a wallet before apologizing to her victim for being so clumsy.>Pickpocket it from her, return it to the owner>Confront her. You’re not letting her get away with that>Find some security guards or police>Leave her be. You have a kind of sympathy for a fellow pickpocket>Something else
>>38862140>Leave her be. You have a kind of sympathy for a fellow pickpocketno need to start anythingyou were there not to long ago
>>38862140>Leave her be. You have a kind of sympathy for a fellow pickpocket
>>38862140>Leave her be. You have a kind of sympathy for a fellow pickpocketHope she's poor then!
>38862184Nah.>Pickpocket it from her, return it to the owner
>>38862140>Pickpocket it from her, return it to the ownerDo we got the skills still?
>>38862140>Leave her be. You have a kind of sympathy for a fellow pickpocketAsk Vance his opinion. Did he want to do something about it?
The camera crew are focusing on your other friends and the parade. The only people that saw that go down were you and Vance.You let her go. “We’re not going to do anything?” Vance looks shocked. “She just stole that wallet!”You watch the old lady. She takes the money and drops the wallet on the street. Someone will find it and return it. You finish eating your food and stretch. “Nah. She’s alright.”The woman pockets the money and buys some food from a vender. She eats it like she's hungry.Vance looks like he wants to say something, but he catches himself. “I guess that’s fine.” He doesn’t seem overly happy about it, but he respects your wishes. "Things aren't always so black and white, are they?"“Well, let’s go watch with the others and-” You pause. There’s someone putting up a poster with a sketch of your face! It says to report any sightings of you to the royal guard right away.“What are you looking at? Vance asks, but he can see it by the time he finishes his sentence. “What? That’s you!”You glance around. Nobody has seen you yet, but the person is putting up a second poster.>Find the royal guard, ask what this is about. You didn’t do anything!>Gather your friends, slip out before anyone spots you>Slip away now, have Vance get the others to meet you somewhere>Something else
>>38862701>Find the royal guard, ask what this is about. You didn’t do anything!
>>38862701Oooh i bet our long lost friend lives here.
>>38862763She's a princess. Kat really would have been one if she'd have just managed to stick around.CRIPPLING SADNESS INC
>>38862701>slip away now and have Vance get the others to meet you somewhere. Hopefully finding out what you supposedly did. On a spa as captcha says.
>>38862701>Slip away now, have Vance get the others to meet you somewhere
>>38862701>Find the royal guard, ask what this is about. You didn’t do anything
>>38862701>slip away now and have Vance get the others to meet you somewhere. Hopefully finding out what you supposedly did.Going to jail won't help our TV appearance.
>>38862701>Slip away now, have Vance get the others to meet you somewhereHave him ask Claire to read the mind of the guard putting up the posters.
>>38862701>Slip away now, have Vance get the others to meet you somewhereI don't wanna get to paranoid but Hornbrew or Imperium might have something to do with this
>>38862701>Gather your friends, slip out before anyone spots you
I better yet we stand INFRONT of the poster and have everyone remark about how life like it is. It is brilliant and cannot possibly fail.[do not do this]
>>38862701>>Slip away now, have Vance get the others to meet you somewhereTeam paranoia is a go.
>>38862701we need to steal Janine and get her to provide us a disguise... a hat, glasses and a moustache should do the trick...
You keep your head down out of instinct as the royal family goes by, flanked by guards. “Vance, get everybody and meet me over there,” you point to a heavily shaded area behind some trees.He nods and you slip away through the crowd. You grab a poster off a wall in a swift motion as you dodge between people. You look over it after getting to where you were going.Lets see. It says you’re wanted for questioning, but not under arrest. It doesn’t say why. Just that you’re a person of interest. The sketch is uncanny though, that’s got to be you.But why?Your friends arrive with Vance. It looks like the camera crew has followed too, but they’re just filming. You guess this makes good TV, regardless of the circumstances.Everyone takes a turn looking at the poster.“But you didn’t anything!” Jeanine says, shocked. “Err... you didn’t, right?”“Of c-c-course she didn’t!” Robin steps in to defend you.Clair looks into the crowd, focusing on a guard. “Ugh. Big crowd, lot of emotions and voices flying. But that guy thinks finding the girl on the poster is hopeless. He feels pity for the queen. Oh, the queen herself ordered this. She’s looking for...answers? Closure? He thinks professor Cedar is giving false hope.”The guard gets lost in the crowd.“I lost him,” Clair says. “Surface thoughts are easier. I had to dig for that. He had the stupid Escape Rope jingle in his head and now it’s stuck in mine.”>Turn yourself in. You want answers>Try to sneak to the gym. Get a badge and get out while everyone is here>We’re leaving. This whole thing is fishy>Something else
>>38863305>Turn yourself in. You want answers
>>38863305>>Turn yourself in. You want answersA queen wants to see us, this will make fantastic TV
>>38863305>"Oh, the queen herself ordered this. She’s looking for...answers? Closure? He thinks professor Cedar is giving false hope.”...Oh please don't be this cliche.
>>38863305>Turn yourself in. You want answersLets corner a guard first and see what this about first.
>>38863305Well, that doesn't sound too nefarious. Let's turn ourselves in. Worst case scenario and we're imprisoned, we'll have great PR.
>>38863305>Ask jeanine to talk to a royal guard about you. Just have her say what that girl did to get questioned as she thinks she saw someone like her on the ferry.
>>38863305>>Something elseKeep it low, have your friends investigate what's up.We got a long-lost twin sister or something.
>>38863305>>Turn yourself in. You want answersI have faith in Gobble sidestepping any terrible cliches.
>>38863364Have faith. I predict some sort of big glorious trope subversion.
We should have one of our friends turn us in to get a reward
>>38863435I'm fairly sure its the girl from the orphanage whos friendship bracelet we burned after she got adopted without us.
>>38863445It could be about our old orphanage friend who got adopted. Maybe the Queen is our old friend?
>>38863520I had assumed thats what he meant with "terrible cliche"?
Guys chill. Even if it is something cliche are you really going to abandon Gobble over this one thing after he has given us such a great quest?Even if it is cliche is that so bad? A friend of mine has a saying he is fond of. "Cliches are cliches for a reason." So just try to enjoy the ride.
>>38863552....What?What gave you the impresson anyone was even more than slightly irritated, let alone so upset they would abandon the quest? Chill anon.
>>38863534I thought he meant that we some long lost royal child or something like that.
Hey gobble just found something that looks like when Vance first showed up. Lol
>>38863617even if you hate that pairing in canon, they do have the best art
>>38863653So you likey? Then maybe I should post more? Or maybe stay away from other quests when drunk as I seem to be filling my phone up with pics. specially yours mate.
>>38863581I guess it was just my imagination anon. Well that and the fact that I have seen it happen in quests before over equally minor things. My bad.
>>38863662>being on 4chan>being on /tg/>being in this very thread>disliking lesbian shipsI don't think that's physically possible.
>>38863662Never really watched that one to be honest. Prefer Ang. And Sokka because fuck you Sokka.
“Is there a reward?” You ask.Jeanine goes over the poster. “Doesn’t look like it.”“I didn’t read anything about it from the guard,” Clair says.You ask Jeanine you talk to a guard and make absolutely sure there’s no danger or missing information. If it’s fine, she can bring him back. She goes to find one and returns after a short wait.The guard looks shocked. “We found her,” He quickly radios in. “Miss, I need you to come with me.”More guards quickly converge on your location.You’re not sure about his tone. “What about my friends, and the camera crew?”“My orders are for you,” he says flatly.Vance takes a protective position in front of the guard, towering over him. Everyone else rests a hand on a Pokeball.>Everyone is coming with you, or you’re not going.>Your friends are coming with you.>Fine, you’ll go alone.>Something else[Is there a name for these kind of pics?]
>>38863763Honestly I'm fine with most pairings if they have sense and stick to one partner. You anons inviting Clair along wasn't to my taste.
>>38863763Just because someone has no issue with lesbian ships by themselves, doesn't mean he needs to like every ship that happens to be lesbian.
>>38863808>Everyone is coming with you, or you’re not going.
>>38863808>Your friends are coming with you.
>>38863808>Everyone is coming with you or you are NOT going along. If he refuses start to make a scene. Cry about injustice of the royalty keeping the farmers down. Really anything to make it awkward enough he relents.
>>38863763lotta people got angry about it. Personally I'm really happy: I shipped them jokingly back in season 1 because Mako was a dick, and they just got more gay for each other every season
>>38857851>“I’m really I caught you, Vlad.”pls
>>38863808>>Everyone is coming with you, or you’re not going.>>38863839This is not time or place to reenact Monty Python.
>>38863878It is always time to reenact Monty Python! You philistine! Especially when not necessarily a good idea. XD and please do not take this serious IV been drinking again and that gets me stupid. Though glad someone got it.
>>38863842Honestly didn't see it til book three. I spent that whole season wondering how I'd missed something that blatant.
>>38863966Your goggles must be broken.
“We’re all going together,” you state, “or none of us are.”The guards look at each other, unsure of how to handle this. A massive one steps forward, dwarfing even Vance.“It’s fine,” he looks down at you and your friends. “We won’t get any trouble from a bunch of teenagers and some silly camera crew.” He glances at the director. “But when I say that thing goes off, it goes off. Understood?”Mr. Kroustou nods and gulps.The guards escort you and your friends to the palace. You keep checking your Pokeballs, making sure they’re at the ready. It’s a strange if short journey, being led to such an obscenely fancy place. You go through the gates, and then arrive in the front lobby. Guards break from flanking you and take positions at the stair entrances.You see a young man eating an apple walking at the top of the stairs, with a younger girl in a very fancy dress following. He stops when he sees you. He points with the hand still holding the half eaten apple. “Uh, who are they?”The massive lead guard takes a knee. “My prince. Your parents asked us to bring this girl. I cannot say why.”He studies you and your friends, then tosses the apple core backwards. A servant catches in and bows out of the room.“Well, I should introduce myself. I’m prince Arledge.” He takes a bow and kisses your hand. “May I have the pleasure of knowing your name?” You can read this guy like a book. His eyes linger on all the wrong spots.>Not until you get answers first>Pretend he’s charming. Introduce yourself>Recoil and pull your hand back, but tell him your name>This is too weird. You’re leaving.>Something else
>>38864221>Not until you get answers first "Prince".
>>38864221>pull your hand back, but tell him your name
>>38864221>Not until you get answers first
>Pretend he’s charming. Introduce yourselfkeep your friends close, and your enemies even closer
>>38864221>Pull your hand back, but tell him your nameNo need to be too rude.
>>38864221>>Something elseIntroduce yourself, plain and simple.
If Kat really was a princess I hate her parents more than anyone could possibly imagine.
>>38864221>Recoil and pull your hand back, but tell him your name, then ask why we're here.
>>38864270That doesn't make any sense in regards to the situation, he his neither enemy nor friend right now.
>>38864221>Recoil and pull your hand back, but tell him your name, whisper to Vance to not act like that, only fags do that.
>>38864221>>Not until you get answers first
>>38864221>Not until you get answers firstPolitely
>>38864221>Pull your hand back, but tell him your nameI probably wouldn't recoil, but I would keep contact as little and short as possible.
>>38864221>Pull your hand back, but tell him your name
>>38864221>Pretend he’s charming. Introduce yourself
>>38864221>>Pretend he’s charming. Introduce yourself
>>38864221>>Recoil and pull your hand back, but tell him your name
>>38864221>Prince:>Kat:>Prince:>kat: .... I fuck girls.
>>38864507don't say that he'll ask to watch and if we say no it'll be an international incedent
>>38864507>Prince: What a coincidence, me too!
Oh shit we're totally a princess.
>>38864646This quest would sink to a new low.
>>38864646I don't think that's how it works.
>>38864604>>38864643Oh, i wasnt seriously considering saying shit like that. It's just a shitty reference
You pull your hand back. “I’m Kat,” you say simply. “I’m just here to get some answers.”“Rude,” he comments. “Very uncouth. I like that. Most girls just say what they think I want to hear. Come girl, I shall give you a tour.”“Excuse me!” The smaller girl says. “That’s not how you’re supposed to address commoners.” She offers you a curtsy. “Mom and dad says to treat everyone like they’re royalty, remember? Ask, don’t command.”He rolls his eyes. “Mom and dad aren’t here.”She ignores him. “I’m princess Beatrix. It is a pleasure to meet you.”Everyone turns to the loud commotion coming from behind. You see what can only be the king and queen, flanked by guards all around. One of them whispers to the royal couple, and the rush to your location.The large guard turns to the television crew. “Camera off. Now.”The queen looks at you in amazement. The king does too, but it’s much more reserved.“It’s her, Gerald. Look at her. My baby has come home!” She rushes passed everyone and hugs you, the covers you in kisses. “I’m so sorry. I missed you so much.”>...Mom?>Woah! What the hell? Push her off>Say and do nothing for now>This is fucked. You're leaving>Something elseI both want to assure players not to worry, but I'm worried about giving out too much.
>>38864787>say and do nothing for now
>>38864787>Say and do nothing for now
>>38864787>Look really shocked, but say and do nothing for now
>>38864787>Woah! What the hell? Push her off>This is fucked. You're leavinghell nah we don't need some crazy queen all over uswe got gyms to challenge and pokemon to master
>>38864787Gobble I just want to say that I love your writing. I also live this mind screw.
>>38864787>Woah! What the hell!? Push her off before saying, Who do you think you are? Don't touch me!
>>38864787>>Something else"I think there is some misunderstanding. Could we just... sit down and try to make some sense of it?"
>>38864787>yo thats cool and all, and ima let you finish, but have you ever eaten orphan chow? Step off nigga, and explain this shit.
>>38864787>Say and do nothing for now>Something else>mutter "what?"
>>38864787>>Woah! What the hell? Push her off
>>38864787>Woah! I think there's been a mistake!Let's not curse and shove the queen in the middle of her no-nonsense guards, but be very vocal in displeasure
>>38864892Been saving this one mate. But o think ya deserve it now.
>>38864787>This is fucked. You're leaving
>>38864787I believe there's been a mistake. We've been an orphan way too long for this not to be a mistake.
>>38864787>This is fucked. You're leavingThat is a horrible thing to do to an orphan.
>>38864787Can we get Clair to.. I don't know see if they're full of shit or mind fucked or something?
>>38864787What?Holy fuck, gobble you are mean to orphans
>>38864915Whoops wrong post was linked to. Da t to link to ya Gobble. Forgive me?;_;
Alright, so what's the joke here?Freak coincidence look-alike with real princess?Queen being delusional?Local professor is Hornbeam's buddy and this is plot to get us?
>>38865046definitely Hornbeam. Guy's enough of an asshole to try and straight up mind break people
I don't know why but I want us to be a princess so bad, it won' happen but damn do I want it
>>38865046Wrong orphan possibly. They might be looking for our friend. Either way, some poor rich kid was fed orphan chow for its entire life, and is probably out for revenge.
>>38865079see, I don't. that happens too often in fiction about an orphan
>Pushing away the queenHow dumb can you people be?>>38865076>Hornbean>Having enough power to influence royalty
>>38865046Hornbeam or wrong orphan.
Well, whatever is going on, we live in pokemonland, where genetic science is so close to being magic we can clone dinosaur monsters in a matter of hours from millions of years ago with bits of rock.Im sure a dna test isnt out of the question.
>>38864787>>Woah! What the hell? Push her offSTRANGER DANGER STRANGER DANGER
>>38865115he fucked with the mind of at least one Elite Four member, and probably has the other one we met completely brainwashed
>>38865079>>38865105It'd be funny purely for the reaction we'd get from Robins dad.
>>38865115He supposedly screwed with Emma's mind, whats to say he couldn't get do that to a royal family?>>38865133This should clear up all questions easily.
>>38865139How in the hell would he even know we would decide to go out of our way to this island we know nothing about on a whim and set all this up ahead of time? Something else is going on here. Too many gigantic plot holes with hormbeam theories
>>38865170Try not to overthink it.It's like how every time we go near a cave two Imperium members walk out or in to it.
>>38865159oh yeah, that guy who was a member of the only pokemon league ash actually beat. don't watch those episodes if you're playing the drinking game
>>38865139>>38865158How would he even know we were going to come? How could he even reach the queen with the amount of guards in the castle? You are giving him more power than he actually has.
>>38865115C'mon, we already pack a freak that can effectively cockblock people for most of their youth just by having a jealousy fit. The mindfuckery powers of someone who actually tries to exploit them, own or his pokemons, could do some scary things.
Truly Gobble said it all in the op. Rough Seas Ahead.
>>38865170>>38865195Anything is possible. We need to go at it with an open mind to see if the mindfuckery has happened so we can remedy it. It wouldn't hurt to help this investigation along.
>>38865203And we got two,count em, alekazams, who, if the pokedex entries written by millions of ten year olds are to be believed, has an iq in excess of 5000. Surely they can help us unravel this mystery!
>>38865203>The mindfuckery powers of someone who actually tries to exploit them, own or his pokemons, could do some scary things.Not really, you are overrating him way too much, psychic powers are understandable, but you still give no argument of how would he achieve that. Considering the security around the queen. He was in direct conctact with the elite four girl.>>38865232Not really, it isn't even confirmed, you guys assumed it as if it was liek that without letting gobble write it. And it would be retarded, by the way.
>>38865195>How could he even reach the queen with the amount of guards in the castle?Perhaps he assumed new identity as professor Cedar and asked royal family to do research here because some mumbo-jumbo reasons?
>>38865269Nah, he has wanted posters and is being searched by the police, they would know him.
>>38865319Glasses, rubber nose & fake moustache?
You freeze, feeling completely stunned by the situation.“...what.” You finally manage some words. Not as eloquent as you hoped.The king gently pulls her off. “Dear. We don’t know anything for sure yet.” He looks to you. “I’m sorry. This must be terribly confusing. Let’s take a walk, shall we?”“Uhh, sure...” You say. You and your friends walk with the king and queen around the back, towards massive, lush gardens. Robin gives your hand a squeeze. She’s equally as confused and speechless. Even Clair has a sympathetic look. Vance and Jeanine look protective, like some animal is threatening their young.“I think there’s been a mistake,” you say. “I’ve been an orphan my whole life.”The queen seems more composed now, but she looks like she’s on the verge of having a breakdown. She mutters. “It’s her. It has to be.”(continued)
>>38865418The king seems apprehensive. “Maybe I should explain. Just over sixteen years ago, we had a young, baby daughter. She was our first born. The heir to the throne.” He sighs heavily. “There was an...incident, and the child went missing.”“I turned my back for a minute,” the queen mumbles. “Just a minute. Out in this very garden.”Jeanine covers her mouth.“...I read about this,” Robin says. “You think that baby is Kat?”“Dear, maybe you should get yourself some water.” The queen fidgets and paces, looking both incredibly posh and overwhelmed. She eventually leaves to fetch a servant.The king looks off over the garden as his wife. “I don’t know. We were just very recently made aware of an imaging technique to see what our daughter would look like.” He clenches a fist. “My wife had managed to forgive herself, but this whole episode has sent her on a downward spiral.” He turns to you with a little suspicion. “I’d like to run DNA testing on you immediately.”>You agree about a DNA test. You think it’s too much of a coincidence too>You could have had this life? Have a breakdown>That won’t be necessary. This is a sick joke. You’re leaving>You’re not comfortable with that. Isn’t there an alternative?>Something else
>>38865463>You agree about a DNA test. You think it’s too much of a coincidence tooI want to see if this is true or not.
>>38865418>that backgroundRamiel-chan, you're in a wrong setting.
Gobble I was gonna head to bed soon and drop this bullshit on us.>>38865463>>You agree about a DNA test. You think it’s too much of a coincidence tooThis will get this done, either we a princess or we can get out of the crying lady's house fast
>>38865463>"And I'd like to know more about this imaging technique, and who did it for you."The strings, they're pulling taut.
>>38865463>You agree about a DNA test. You think it’s too much of a coincidence too
>>38865463>That won’t be necessary. This is a sick joke. You’re leavingGobble why you do this?
>>38865463>If it'll help the queen, you could agree. But you feel like they should act as though it's a failure no matter the result. This isn't our life, and we'd just make things worse for this family if we get pulled into it
>>38865463>You agree about a DNA test.it will make for good tv either way
>>38865463>You agree about a DNA test. You think it’s too much of a coincidence too.>Something elseWe have a psychic gym leader here, would you willing to let her take a look for foul play here? This is really coincidental.
>>38865463>>You agree about a DNA test. You think it’s too much of a coincidence tooIt's just a blood sample or something, right?
>>38865463>You agree about a DNA test. You think it’s too much of a coincidence tooBut multiple tests by multiple labs. To be sure.
>>38865463>>You agree about a DNA test. You think it’s too much of a coincidence too
>>38865463>You’re not comfortable with that. Isn’t there an alternative?This reeks of something fishy...
>>38865463>That won't be necessary. This is some sick joke and your leaving. Put up a brave front but freak out internally before getting a single room at a hotel and crying into the pillow.
>>38865463also this >>38865516
"Too much of a coincidence too!" Seems like Kat is just grasping at straws to have a family. This is fishy as hell. Not coincidental.
Oh boy, there's a quest I can read before going to work! >>38865463...wait what?
>>38865463"Tell us about this Imaging Technique" and gesture to Claire to check them out.
>>38865463We can ask about the imaging technique before we agree to anything?
>>38865579I think the royal couple is legit, as in, they actually believe what they are saying... the question is who gave them the idea.
>>38865463>You agree about a DNA test.Assume that this is merely a case of mistaken identity
Gobble is currently laughing his ass off
>>38865463Gonna back these too>>38865525>>38865516
>>38865661Proly the damn turkey.
>>38865661Yeah, he's in some subterranean lair laughing like a maniac while petting a cat, plotting to take over the world via this quest.
>>38865463>>You agree about a DNA test. You think it’s too much of a coincidence tooAnd we need to get one done independently. Is there anyone we know we can trust? Fir having a contact, or someone Emma knows?Also:>>38865516Holy shit this. We need ALL THE PARANOIA right now.
>>38865684>>38865689If I thought Gobble to be an eviler QM then he is he would have the results of the test hinge on our answer, the more we'd try to runaway the more likely we would be that damn princessBut Gobble wouldn't do that
>>38865709Yeah. He wouldn't hurt anyone. Gobble and us. We see Eye to Eye.
>>38865709Are you sure? I mean absolutely sure?
>>38865721>>38865724I mean it's not like he would laugh at us players, having managed to make Kat come to terms with her past suddenly come to face all that could have been, all that was lost, a sudden chance to try again anyway. No Gobble is too nice for that
>>38865709Actually. I think the more she runs from it the better she'll be when it's discovered to be untrue. The more she tries to accept it the more it will hurt her in the long run.It sounds like horn beam is doing this to hurt her and.. it'll work. Even if she gets mad or plays it off like it's fine. This is a seriously fucked up way to hurt an orphan.
>>38865745Gobble might be. But is Inner Kat?
>>38865745You really really sure about that? Maybe that was his plan all along.
>>38865762Who knew we were coming to an island this far off the beaten path?
>>38865854the asshole who's using our pokedexes like GPS trackers?
>>38865854Dude we have a goddamn tyrannosaurs and sea dragon that live in little balls we keep on our belt.Tracking a few people who have a goddamn film crew following them is a bit easier for me to handle.
>>38865888And then reaching that island before we do from the moment we set off on the boat, infiltrating a royal castle, mind washing the king and queen and starting a mass flyer campaign?
You know if we are a princess we are gonna hafta escape royal guards to go back to adventure!
You and Clair exchange a look. You can tell she’s already on it.You nod. “I agree. We should do a test.”“I don’t want you to get your hopes up,” You both say in unison.There’s a long, awkward pause.“If this will help the queen, then I agree it’s a good idea. But we should treat it like a failure no matter what. This isn’t my life. I think you should do multiple labs too,” you say. “What can you tell me about the imaging technique, and who did it for you?”His apprehension drops a bit. “I’m impressed. You’re a smart girl.” He describes the science behind the imaging. You look to Robin to keep track of that. “The researcher in charge is a professor Cedar. My people tell me he’s a bit of a recluse, but has an impressive research history. Unfortunately he doesn’t live in this region, so our communications have been by videophone.”The queen comes back, followed by a servant with tea and treats. “I understand you’ve come to use the name Kat,” she says, a little unsure of herself. “I’d like to apologize for my outburst earlier.”“Dear, she’s agreed to do testing,” the king says. “It’s my understanding these things take...”“Approximately 24 hours, sire,” a servant says.“24 hours,” the king repeats. “Would you and your friends like to stay with us in that time?”>Sure. We can get to know each other>Sure, but you’d like to talk to Professor Cedar first>That’s a little much. You’ll visit in a day>Something else
>>38865958We've had literal out of body experiences and met legendary creatures.
>>38865972>Sure, but you’d like to talk to Professor Cedar first
>>38865993Hornbeam is not a legendary creature.
>>38865972>>That’s a little much. You’ll visit in a day Time to go have a panic attack in a hotel!
>>38865972>Actually I'd rather stay at a hotel or something instead. No offense but I don't feel comfortable here.
>>38865972>Sure, but you’d like to talk to Professor Cedar first>>38866004I didn't say he was?
>>38865972>>Sure, but you’d like to talk to Professor Cedar first
>>38866004if he was dealing with him would be so much easier. ON NO IT"S DOCTOR HORNBEAM!WELL FUCK YOU MASTERBALL
>>38865972>That’s a little much. You’ll visit in a dayAnd can you get those pictures downDon't want to draw unwanted attention from the common folk
>>38865972>Sure, but you’d like to talk to Professor Cedar first>>38866004Legendarily insane
>>38865958>Sure, but you’d like to talk to Professor Cedar firstLet's ask what Fir knows about this Cedar guy, first. While we're making calls.
>>38865972>Sure, but you’d like to talk to Professor Cedar first. Also, there is a gym we wish to conquer.
>>38866004>It was me, Mewtwo all along!
>>38865972>>Sure, but you’d like to make some phonecalls first
>>38866055Almost thought you were gonna say Brando.
>>38866055IT WAS ME KAT! IT WAS ALWAYS ME!GO MISSING AT BIRTH? ME KAT!THAT TIME YOU RAN OUT OF TOILET PAPER!? ME KAT! IT WAS ALWAYS ME!
>>38866086nah, Dio is the one manipulating Mewtwo who's the one manipulating Hornbeam who's manipulating team Imperium
>>38866116That would explain things. But what about the Jostars? Shouldn't they come screaming in soon?
>>38866116Stab him with a solrock
>>38866146Who do you think Vance is?
>>38866146>But what about the Jostars?Let me remind you that Kat's real name still didn't come up.
>>38866172Nope nope nope. Not Enough confidence but definitely has enough muscle and violence. >>38866173I only read the first part not the later ones. I thought only guys had stand?
So.. "I just turned my back for a moment!" And the infant suddenly was transported off the island and to an orphanage?
You look to your friends. None of them have any objections. You can’t see the director or camera crew anywhere.Clair gives you a look. She hasn’t found anything that contradicts what they’ve been telling you so far.You have to admit, you share a lot of features with them. The queen has this hopeful look in her eyes that reminds you a bit of yourself. Stop it. You’re imagining things.“Yeah. Yeah, okay. We can stay. But first, I’d really like to talk to this professor Cedar, if I can.” You fiddle with your Pokeballs.The queen motions for the servants, and they get to work arranging a call. “We’ll see if he’s in right away. Of course! Anything you want!”“Josephine...” the king says. He looks really concerned for her. At least it’s not some loveless marriage.She gets a hold of herself. “My apologies. Let us go to the calling room.”All of you head to the so-called calling room. It’s a massive room with a huge screen. As it flickers on, you’re greeted with an unfamiliar face. He looks down at you, showing a surprised expression.“You found her!” he exclaims. “So quickly! It must be fate!” He looks just like a typical scientist. Old, grey hair, lab coat, horn-rimmed glasses. He has an almost grandfatherly look about him.Huh. You were really expecting someone else.Maybe this is legitimate after all.Or maybe it’s not a good idea to get your hopes up, idiot.>Let him know you’re doing multiple DNA tests. You’re not falling for any tricks>Well, that’s all you wanted to know. He’s a real person.>Ask him a question (write-in)>You want to call someone else (specify)>Something else
>>38866215>I thought only guys had stand?usualy but not exclusively - eg: Jolyne Cujoh [Stone Free]
>>38866242>Let him know you’re doing multiple DNA tests. You’re not falling for any tricksAt least one of those should be our own professor. He hasn't been compromised yet
>>38866242>Let him know you’re doing multiple DNA tests. You’re not falling for any tricks.Bunch of Sadists the lot of you.
>>38866242>>Let him know you’re doing multiple DNA tests.We shouldn't burn any bridges by being antagonistic, but we're not taking this revelation at face value.
>>38866242Well that's all you wanted to know he's a real person. Hang up and ask to call Proffesor Fir. Do not tell anyone else about the multiple DNA tests.
>>38866242>Let him know you’re doing multiple DNA tests. You’re not falling for any tricks
>>38866242>Have us introduce each other.>Let him know you’re doing multiple DNA tests. We are not sure that we are the child.>Then call Fir.
>>38866242>Ask him a questionAsk him what his field of speciality is.
>>38866242Just say the word "Hornbeam" and see if he responds with anything but confusion first
>>38866242>>Let him know you’re doing multiple DNA tests.>>Ask him a question (write-in)Ask about the imagining technique.Have him make prediction how would your & Robin's kid look like.
>>38866242Seconding this >>38866265
Gobble is either gonna have the DNA test be a match then end the thread, or end it just before we have the results
>>38866396Please. Gobble is going to have them fail. At the end and leave us with Kat spiraling towards crippling depression and the Queen screaming at her for not being the right child.
>>38866396Or call it here.
>>38866396>24hrsWe can clear local gym, go sightseeing. fix Vance's issue and have a princess/maid roleplay session with Robin before results come in.
>>38866432>Going to a gym with this looming over her head.Better to go sit down and try not to have a panic attack and rant at these people for fucking with her.
“Professor Cedar, I’m Kat,” you introduce yourself.“Well, that may not be the case,” he corrects. “Your name might end up actually being Sera.”Your eyes narrow, but you keep your tone diplomatic “You should know that we’re doing multiple DNA tests.”He smiles warmly, despite the implication. “Of course. That’s a perfectly logical thing to do.” He playfully wags a finger. “But my lab will get the results first! We’re very good.”“I look forward to it,” You do your best to avoid sounding cold. “I’m sure we’ll be sending a sample shortly.”“Can’t wait,” He says cheerfully. “Sera.”He seems awfully confident.“Can I make a call?” You ask.“Of course. Anything at all,” The queen's calmed down. This time it’s a warm, supportive smile instead of the desperate she was giving you before. “If you’d like, I’ll call you Kat for now. You seem more comfortable with that.”“Uh, thanks.” You feel really, really weird about everything happening.The king and queen wait outside the room, letting you make your call in private.“Hello?” Professor Fir answers. “Oh, hello Kat.” He laughs. “You wouldn’t believe what the caller ID says right now.”You fill him in on everything. He’s as surprised as you are.“Of course I’ll do a test. Send a sample right away.”“Thanks,” you tell him. He’s always been tripping over himself to help you. You’re feeling especially vulnerable right now, and it’s good to have an adult in your corner who actually cares. You swallow that down for now though. You don’t want to feel anything for a little while longer. You know how bad this will mess you up if you dwell on any of it. You just need to keep moving.>Swap Pokemon (specify)>Ask him to release the Zubats when they hatch>Send some money for Zubat chow so he can keep them around>Ask if he knows anything about this Professor Cedar guy>Something else[Last vote for tonight]
>>38866543>>Send some money for Zubat chow so he can keep them around>>Ask if he knows anything about this Professor Cedar guyHe's gonna end up being one of the most respected people in the scientific community or some shit
>>38866543>Ask if he knows anything about this Professor Cedar guy
>>38866543>>Send some money for Zubat chow so he can keep them around>>Ask if he knows anything about this Professor Cedar guy
>>38866543>>Ask if he knows anything about this Professor Cedar guy
>>38866543>Send money for zu at cho and ask if he know this Cedar guy.
>>38866543>>Ask him to release the Zubats when they hatch>>Ask if he knows anything about this Professor Cedar guy
My reaction to this would have been to fly into a mad rage fueled by spite and denial. Even if I found out irrefutably that these people were my parents I would probably flip my shit all the harder, and throw whatever bullshit they offered me right back into their faces for failing me hard as fuck.Honestly, I'm just really insecure about coming from a poor background, having someone dangle status and wealth in my face like they have power over me based on whether or not they decide to give a fuck about my existence is really aggravating. As if I'd take their faggot pity money anyway.>>38866543Especially the Cedar and the Queen, implying Kat's entire life is some kind of meaningless mistake that they plan on rectifying.You struck a nerve Gobble, damn.
>>38866634He's done that with several anons mate. Have a pic?
>>38866634I'd have been pissed about it as well. But most anons apparently think anything other than cautious optimism is bad!
>>38866671Right I was all for getting the fuck out. But nope DNA test solves everything apparently.
>>38866634I prefer to wait to see if it is true, then I would flip the fuck out, because if it is not true and I flip out, I would look like a retard.
The director must be cackling madly right now.
>>38866695I don't get what your saying.Flipping the fuck out would have been acceptable because it's wealthy people dragging you with force to their home. "You might be my daughter. Stay."If we're not they're going to toss her out again. But DNA COULD BE FAMILY OMG ZOMG SO NEAT!Instead of justified anger at being treated like shit.Either by A Being lost or abandoned as a child. Or B Just some random "peasant" who was dragged off the street because she looks like their long lost daughter.
You send some money for the zubats. You have way too much to deal with right now, so you figure the safe choice is to just keep them fed and at his place when they hatch.“What do you know about a Professor Cedar?”He thinks hard. “I’ve never heard of him. Hold on.” You see Fir go off screen. You hear him asking his assistants about it. He returns. “Sorry, nothing. That might not mean anything though, especially if he operates in another region. There are are a lot of professors.” He can see there’s a serious look in your eyes. “But I’ll look into it.”“Thank you,” you say. You’re really starting to feel the emotional weight. You feel your walls crack a bit as little bits of anger, guilt, desperation, confusion, self-pity, joy, and everything else leaks in. You take a breath and force it away.Robin puts a hand on your shoulder. You look her in the eye in appreciation, but then suffer a small hit of guilt as you see her eyepatch.You take another breath. This is going to be a long 24 hours.[We should be running tomorrow. Thanks for coming!]
>>38866726Yeah, nah, you're just a bitter arsehole.Yo are projecting *way* too much onto this issue.
Well thanks for running mate! See ya tomorrow maybe.
>>38866738Yeah, nah, you're just a naive idiot. Yo are protecting *way* too much onto this issue.
>>38866634Wow man, as a poor fag, you have some fucking issues. Fucking hell...
>>38866761How, exactly, is getting as much information as possible and not flipping out like a moron "naive"?
>>38866733Thanks for running!
>>38866779Flipping out was totally justified and getting a DNA test on the whim of someone who just had you pulled off the street because they think you look like their long lost daughter is fucked up.At no point is that acceptable.
>>38866790Thanks for coming!
>>38866733Thanks for running.
>>38866695I feel you man.>>38866726But I feel this more.>>38866738Guys not me, but I feel it's OK for me to project a bit in this circumstance considering I have a background similar enough to Kat's (Mom walked out on me, alcoholic dad. Not an orphan, but I did not enjoy life one bit.) that I can empathize with the situation.>>38866793Yep, no matter how you look at the situation they're either treating us like a peasant who isn't worth shit or with pity.>>38866799Thanks for running.
>>38866793And see, you sound like a raging lunatic when you say that.Given the circumstances, making *absolutely certain* of what's going on before doing something stupid or irreversible is hugely important.
>>38866814>but I feel it's OK for me to project a bit in this circumstance considering Yeah, fuck that. You don't get to fuck things up for other people just because you had a shitty childhood.
You know what you arguing anons? Fuck you bird!
>>38866827Dude, the fact of the matter is even if I am projecting a bit, it's still in character for Kat.What I said can be interpreted thusly.A. These people are intolerable asshats because blah blah blahB. It makes sense for Kat to feel the same wayC. I understand these things because I empathize with this situationJust because C is projection doesn't invalidate the rest.Hell, I was just being honest. If I said the same exact shit except at the end I said "At least that's how I think Kat would react, though those feelings in no way reflect my feelings." it would still be perfectly plausible.Learn to avoid ad hominem arguments yo.
>>38866913And I'm saying you misunderstand the situation exactly because you are projecting, and therefore it does, in fact, invalidate the rest.And I'm just being honest too. I think your (and the other guy's) reactions of FLIP THE FUCK OUT NOW BE ANGRY AT EVERYTHING are grossly unreasonable and very, very stupid, given the circumstances.Because my understanding of Kat's character is that she's a lot smarter than that despite (or possibly because of) her background.
>>38866940It's not about smarts. It's about understanding when you're looked down on. Just because the people treating you like a shitstain aren't doing so with malicious intentions doesn't mean they aren't being pricks to you.When someone wastes your time on a whim and treats you like you should be grateful for the possibility of being related to them because they have money and power it's natural to be upset.But you know what let's just take it down a notch, I don't wanna quarrel with you man.It would be a mistake to flip our shit right now, or ever, about this shit. I concede that. But can you at least agree that they're being patronizing as hell about it all?
>>38867011I don't know about the other guy but I can agree they're being patronizing.
How's this for a rebuttal to the royals?
>>38867011Possibly. What i'm seeing is the Queen flipping out and being too emotional to think straight; and the King being extremely worried that this is a gigantic scam. Not just because of the possibility of someone abusing their desire to get their daughter back to become Heir to the throne and crown princess, but also of the effects on his family - his wife lost their daughter once and by his account it fucked her up for years. What do you think losing her a second time could do? This trauma goes both ways.I'm taking into account circumstances - what clair found while mind reading; cedar's anonymity, etc.So yeah, they're keeping Kat at arm's length, and yeah I suppose it comes off as patronising. But from what i'm seeing it's a perfectly reasonable thing for them to do in this situation, unpleasant or not.
>>38867081The way they had her brought in is patronizing. A more formal invitation of some kind would have been nice instead of a "WANTED FOR QUESTIONING" poster. That just sent me the wrong message at the get go.
>>38867098I'd have expected a more discreet method of searching, honestly. The Wanted poster comes off less patronising as just plain stupid.I almost get the feeling the King had them put up to appease his wife who's hopes were all gotten up by the imaging crap and was being insufferable about it, not that it was an actual serious attempt at locating a long-lost daughter.Alternately, the Queen is just that stupid and did it herself because she actually thought it'd work. I dunno, I don't know enough about them to make a call yet..
>>38867081The king is suspicious we're a lowly thief after his money (Once upon a time that would have been a wise assumption). He seems to have a change of heart halfway through meeting us, but still.The Queen thinks we're her daughter, and that our life was an accident she wants to fix. Cedar feels the same way, though his reward isn't a daughter, it's probably an assload of cash.A Prince that is happily surprised we're not a bootlicking scrub like he expected us to be, but still refers to us as "girl" despite having just been told our name.And a Princess that reminds him it's their duty to be courteous even if we are a commoner.Honestly the princess is the only one not infantilizing us in some manner.We shouldn't throw anything in their faces, but we do need to come up with some kind of method of weathering this with our dignity intact at the end. We need to make it abundantly clear that we're because of our generosity in helping with their peace of mind, not because we're greedy for their stuff or because the told us to.
Are people really this upset about the whole situation? Especially since it isn't nearly as patronizing as people seem to think? Whenever royalty is involved people will take the most minor of things and say they are looking down on them. It's almost a guarantee really.
>>38867263I just think it's /tg/ overreacting to small nothings as usual
So when we look into it next time we're gonna find out from other scientists that Professor Cedar is completely legit, and the DNA tests are all gonna come back positive, right? Because at this point I feel like that's the "twist" here: for once it's not a trick or a mistake, and we're actually stumbled onto our family. More of a twist, they're not addicts, gamblers, or drunks, but royalty. I can see that being huge for Kat, whose entire worldview seems to have been built up around assuming she'd never meet her parents and would just be disappointed if she ever did.
>>38867603There's a reason why most of the royal families end up being brutally murdered. >>38867603Kat should get them to pay for Robin's eye.
>>38867666We already signed a contract with Devon-corp, didn't we?
>>38867666>There's a reason why most of the royal families end up being brutally murdered.They don't?Most of the removals of monarchy in the last 100, 150 years has been through forced abdication, not assasinaton.Like, The French and Russians got violent. that's... pretty much it.