Murkrow Rowhttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Pokemon%20Island%20Adventure%20Questhttps://twitter.com/GobbleQMCharacter info pastebin in progress: http://pastebin.com/iB0tb7rzDice odds for best of 3: http://pastebin.com/994WTT3gGeneral 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 are 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 circumstances warrant.Combat mechanics involve three rolls of 1d100, taking the best, and using the base accuracy and crit ranges of the the PTU system, roughly, but the 'turn order' will be more like the anime, where sometimes you can do a few moves in a row or be hit by a combo of moves yourself, all depending on circumstances. Stronger moves tend to take more time and have more cooldown than weaker moves and also may leave you open to an interrupt, so beware of that timing. Speed is more important for closing ground, intercepting, and other things and doesn't necessarily mean going first.Pokemon and trainers are unique, and may have certain specializations, skills, or other things that the video-game mechanics might not allow. Some examples: That kung fu Bellsprout in the anime, that crystal Onix, or a Roggenrolla that can fly. Herb's perception skills, pokemon knowledge, context clues in general, and other things will hopefully come into play to avoid completely unfair, unforeseeable bullshit, but expect more bullshit from more advanced trainers.Call me out on a mistake and receive a suggestive picture, mostly likely a butt.Pokemon:Gobble (Munchlax)Mace (Roggenrola)Belladonna (Roselia)Dice (Croconaw)Vulpix (Vulpix)Location: Eelilee island, Fire TempleRecently: You travelled the long way, had a Burmy swarm encounter, came to a tiny community of mainlanders, meet another trainer, meet Murkrow again, and get spooked something fierce!
>>1747752>Location: Eelilee island, Fire TempleAren't we in ginger town?
Gobble, I'm so ready for some Pokemon! Woooo!
>>1747752Also didn't we decide on Sorbet as Vulpix's name?
>>1747757>>1747760Yeah, probably just forgot to update the OP
>>1747757[Welp, Off to a buttastic start.]
>>1747795The horizon and the drinks point in different directions, and Ash has no nips. Non-Euclidean/10.
>>1747787>>1747795Are you ok today Gobble?Tired?
So hows everyone doing today, i just broke a little after reading the latest chapter of my faviourt horror manga
>>1747824made in abyss isn't horror, its porn
>>1747824I'm so tired, but I can already feel my desire for Pokemon keeping from taking a nap. Maybe I'll just pass out after some food. Besides that I'm fantastic!
>>1747824It's slow at work, nobody is ordering pizza. Dinner rush will start in an hour or two though.
>>1747824no work tomorrow so I can stay up and actually participate for once, feels good man
>>1747829Somehow it's stranger than that, in tokyo ghoul re one of the characters becam a giant clown/rubber duck/lampray monster with their face and limbs sticking out it's forehead
They’re all looking at you. It’s time to put your childish fears behind you and act cool.“Heh. It’s fine.” You wipe some sweat off your brow. “I just didn’t know about,” your voice squeaks, “Mr. Mime. I’m fine now. Just had a surprise.”None of them are buying it. You feel a deep sense of shame at the looks of pity. The light giggling from all three is like a thousand little jabs at your pride, even if they don’t intend it. You can see Laki quickly stop herself, though.“Awww, that’s adorable!” Abigaile says, pinching your cheek.“It is pretty cute.” Hana mutters.Laki steps between you and Abigail's pinching hand to move to your other side. “Well don’t worry about it. Laki’s here. I’ll make you feel like a man again.” She whispers the last part in your ear.“Ahem.” Abigail says. “The rules?”Laki looks to Abigail, then Hana, and then your pokemon. After, she looks to you to see if you’re going to saying anything. “I-I have my Pokemon. But y’know... I uhh....” You’re still too shaken up to get to the rest of your thought quick enough. She looks ready for a conflict with Abigail, but you guess your stammering changes her mind. “Fine. Soft Hands, see you in the morning.”She departs, followed by Abigail, and then Hana. Hana gives you an understanding look.Mr. Mime smiles and leaves after them. You sigh in relief when he’s gone.And suddenly the atmosphere is entirely different. Your pokemon all settle in for the night and Murkrow looks down at you. He keeps looking out the window at the storm. He looks tense.Not just worried about his missing stuff, though. You bet he’s concerned about owing you a favor when you go search for it tomorrow morning. You know you hate being in someone’s debt.>Leave him to his thoughts and go to sleep>Pat a spot on your bed. “Come join us!”>Give him some words of encouragement (write-in)>Assure him you don’t expect anything in return>Ask for something reasonable in return. That’ll make him feel better>Something else
>>1747852>>Assure him you don’t expect anything in return>Pat a spot on your bed. “Come join us!”
>>1747852>Ask for something reasonable in return. That’ll make him feel betterFirst dibs on trading for the next tm he finds?
>>1747852>>Assure him you don’t expect anything in returnBut if that doesn't seem to assure him>>Ask for something reasonable in return. That’ll make him feel better
>>1747852>Ask for something reasonable in return. That’ll make him feel better>Pat a spot on your bed. “Come join us!”It's a cold and stormy night. He can help keep us warm as a trade.
>>1747852>>Pat a spot on your bed. “Come join us!”
>>1747804[I meant to start much sooner but had to step out for a bit so I rushed starting the thread.]
>>1747852>Assure him you don’t expect anything in returnThis is cause him more turmoil, but it's what Herb would do. But if Murkcrow get real upset then>Ask for something reasonable in return. That’ll make him feel better
>>1747852>>Pat a spot on your bed. “Come join us!”>>Give him some words of encouragement (write-in)I'm sure there's nothing to worry about, with all of us working together we'll be able to find your bag in no time! >>Assure him you don’t expect anything in returnBut I'm sure we could do another trade after we find it!Hope you're having a good day Gobble!
>>1747852>>Give him some words of encouragement (write-in)"It'll be okay. Just get some sleep."Simple, but sometimes simple works.>>Leave him to his thoughts and go to sleep
>>1747852>Pat a spot on your bed. “Come join us!”>Assure him you don’t expect anything in returnBut if that doesn't seem to assure him
He shakes some of the remaining rain from his feathers, and picks at himself to help clean. His eyes keep darting back to the window though.You pat the bed. “Come join us. It’s comfier, and warmer.”He cocks his head. For a second you don’t think he’s going to go for it, but he flutters down and perches himself on Mace. His sharp claws don’t seem to bother Mace at all, but the sudden arrival of something landing on him did a little. Mace relaxes and goes back to sleep.“It’s fine. I’m not looking for anything from you. I just want to help.”He glances down at you. He eyes you suspiciously. You suspect he’d do his version of a sarcastic laugh if you weren’t covered in happy looking pokemon.You can tell what he wants to ask. ‘You don’t want anything?’Well...>First dibs on trading for his next TM>It’s cold tonight. Help keep me warm, please>One free item from the bag wouldn’t hurt>He can owe you a favor>It’s just what friends do.>Help me battle the next gym. It’s grass>Something else
>>1747917>It’s just what friends do.But if he wants>First dibs on trading for his next TM
>>1747917>>It’s just what friends do.
>>1747917>It’s just what friends do.
>>1747917>>It’s just what friends do."Someone helped me out recently too, I guess this is my way of paying it forward."If he feels like Herb should explain a little more, tell him about our Mom and Laki giving the cash without telling us(Still think we should tell her nonchalantly some day about it).
>>1747917>It’s just what friends do.>Something elseThanks for not laughing at me over Mr. Mime.
>>1747917>>It’s just what friends do.some day fair best bird, you will ours.
>>1747917>First dibs on trading for his next TMBusiness relationship go!
>>1747917>>1747938I'll second this.
>>1747938Supporting this as well.
>>1747954should probably link your post to gobble's post friend.
>>1747917seconding>>1747938He's the only one who didn't laugh at us.Laki tried to stop, though. She gets Herb. I don't think Hana really does, yet.
“It’s just what friends do.” You tell him.He almost laughs. But when he sees the look on your face, his own face contorts. It goes from skeptical to surprise to looking like you’re a sucker to...you’re not sure. Consideration?“And thanks for not laughing at me about Mr. Mime.”He nods. You don’t know exactly how to read his face on that one, but that’s fine. You’re becoming very tired as your fried nerves calm down. You quickly fall asleep.The next morning the sky looks great. The morning after a storm always gives everything this bright clean shine on the islands. Murkrow, despite expectations is hard asleep. It looks like he’s been going full tilt for a long time and his body is taking the chance to get some good rest while his brain isn’t looking. He’s upside down with his little claws in the air. Bella playfully pokes him despite Sorbet’s pleading not to. He sleeps right through it.You do your morning routine and head into the main room. You’re sure Murkrow will want to get going as soon as he wakes up, but you think it’s best to get some food ready first.Abigail is there, and surprisingly getting along with Laki. Hana is transfixed on watching a movie that’s playing on an old looking television in the corner. As you sit down though, Laki goes to get dressed. She pats you on the butt as she passes, but it’s not nearly as territorial as yesterday.“You want to use the kitchen, right?”“How did you-”“Laki told me all about you.” She takes your wrist. “It’s allowed. Come on. It’s back there. I’ll show you.”The kitchen has an open window into the main lobby where Hana is. Hana motions to see if she can help, but Abigail tells her it’s fine. The redhead then turns to you.“So, mainlander to mainlander, what do you think about Loanan culture?”>You’ve still got a lot to learn. You don’t have any strong opinions>It’s strange, but you’re adapting>It’s great. The more you learn the more you like it>The focus on elders having final say can be a little frustrating...>There’s an awful lot of stereotyping mainlanders...>It’s made a pretty great society, on the whole>Something else
>>1748028>>It’s strange, but you’re adapting>There’s an awful lot of stereotyping mainlanders...
>>1748028>>It’s great. The more you learn the more you like it
>>1748028>>You’ve still got a lot to learn. You don’t have any strong opinions>>There’s an awful lot of stereotyping mainlanders...
>>1748028>>There’s an awful lot of stereotyping mainlanders...>>It’s made a pretty great society, on the whole
>>1748028I'm split on these two.>>It’s strange, but you’re adapting>>It’s great. The more you learn the more you like itI feel like herb enjoys himself here and he loves the people, but he is definitely having a hard go of it, but he's really getting into the swing of things
>>1748028>There’s an awful lot of stereotyping mainlanders...
>>1748028>You’ve still got a lot to learn.Which is intimidating, but for the most part:>The more you learn the more you like it
>>1748028>>It’s strange, but you’re adapting>>It’s great. The more you learn the more you like itIt's strange but I'm really enjoying learning about it! Though there /does/ seem to be some pretty weird stereotypes about outsiders."
>>1748028>There’s an awful lot of stereotyping mainlanders...>It’s strange, but you’re adapting
I don't think we've actually run into to many stereotypersAlmost everyone we've run into has been perfectly excepting of us no matter that we are a mainlander. Even the anit-mainlander gang was cool with us.
>>1748078The only stereotyping i've noticed is that that the islanders think that mainlanders are like the same group and/or culture when they vary wildly.
>>1748088All mainlanders (read white people) are the same. Clearly there is no difference.
>>1748092Yeah they are like Americans when dealing with Europeans. They only know like a couple places so they assume your from one of those places.
>>1748092Canana is a country in europe obviously
>>1748078We've run into lots of times when people have stereotyped us, but they haven't treated us poorly. They just have some assumptions, even though most of what they think of us is because of our actions. A slightly shallower bow from the kek man, needing to prove ourself to every elder.
>>1748092>>1748102The islanders have basically done a lot of "mainlanders are like this but you're one of the good ones."
“I like it, but it’s strange to me still. I’m adapting.” You ramble a little.“Seems like.” She pushes past with a mixing bowl. ”Two girls, huh? I hear they can be pretty voracious when it comes to men.” She looks at you expecting a response to confirm or deny it. When she doesn’t get one, she continues. “Those two seem nice. Hana’s got great taste in movies. We even got to talking about that Mr. Mime horror series after last night.” You didn’t know about that one. “And...ah. I’m rambling. Anyway, what else were you going to say before I cut you off?”“Oh. I was just going to say that there’s an awful lot of stereotyping about mainlanders.”“Right? It’s like, I can’t fix every bit of technology I come across. I’m not looking to swindle everybody. I’m not -that- flat. I don’t plan on having a hundred kids. It’s exhausting. And you and I are from clearly different places.” She holds her hair up next to yours.“Uh, yeah.” You weren’t aware of some of those.Abigail takes the reins and starts working on a recipe for breakfast. You’re curious enough to just go with it. You end up with a neat variation on crepes that you haven’t seen before. You take them out to the girls and the pokemon. Hana apologize for not helping despite being told not to. Keira carefully pokes it, but happily eats after her first taste, making a mess of some of the paint on her chin.Laki loves the food too. “This is awesome. Good job, Soft Hands. I think I'll keep you.”“Actually, it was Abigail that took the lead. Her recipe too.”“Huh.” Laki considers. “Well, Good job, Red!” She’s unsarcastic in her praise. ”I guess cooking is a mainlander gift, huh?”Abigail gives you a knowing look, but doesn’t comment on the new stereotype being born right in front of you.Murkrow stretches and yawns. It stumbles into the room and slowly becomes more aware of it’s current situation. It begins to worry.“Yup! We’ll go right after breakfast. Eat up!” You assure him. He really could use a nice meal.You don’t have to tell him twice, either. He attacks his food with the ferocity. Gobble, who was having a refined time slowly pecking at his, takes that as a challenge and scarfs his down, too.You explain the deal with Murkow to the others, and that they don’t have to help if they don’t want to. Laki, Hana, and Keira are all in, not wanting to leave the work to you. Abigail sits by the side and finishes her food.>Thank Abigail for the recipe and leave>Invite Abigail to come along if she wants>Let’s split up and search>Insist on doing it yourself. You don’t want the others to take on work you volunteered for>Something else
>>1748153>A slightly shallower bow from the kek man[Actually, it was never state because nobody confronted him on it, but he did it because he felt Laki deserved a little more respect in that situation. She took on catching a pokemon which she couldn't release without a difficult ceremony. It's a big sacrifice in his eyes.]
>>1748186>>Invite Abigail to come along if she wants
>>1748186>>Thank Abigail for the recipe and leave>>Invite Abigail to come along if she wants>>Let’s split up and search
>>1748186>Thank Abigail for the recipe and leave>Insist on doing it yourself. You don’t want the others to take on work you volunteered for
>>1748186>Invite Abigail to come along if she wantsI mean, on one hand I could see Herb taking her silence as her answer but on the other I feel like he'd ask just in case.>Split up in one small area at a time, have Kiera ask Murkrow if they can remember specifically where they dropped the bag and search within shouting distance of the other.
>>1748186>Let’s split up and search
>>1748186>Invite Abigail to come along if she wants
"Thanks for that recipe." You tell Abigail."Oh that? It's a common dish around here. No big deal. It's a surprise to meet a guy that not only knows how to cook, but enjoys it, though. Usually that's a women's job.""It is?" Keira perks here eyebrow up."They're from two different parts of the mainland." Hana quietly explains. That only sparks a whole mess of different questions in Keira's head that she can't choose from.You turn to the redhead while that's going on. “Do you want to come too, Abigail?”“Yeah? Sure, why not. I’m kind of curious about it. Let’s do it.”Murkrow is looking a little uncomfortable with all the people coming to his aid, but he doesn’t voice an objection.“Murkrow, where did you last have your bag?”He says something that Keira translates. “He had a big bundle when he was flying in from the...I’m pretty sure he’s talking about West.”“That’s a big area.” Abigal says. “Maybe we should split up?” You offer.The other three girls don’t look thrilled about that. “In this town? Let’s do groups of two.” Laki says.“Laki!” Hana chides as quietly as she can, despite, everyone clearly being able to hear. She motions to you and Abigail.“What? Abi, back me up here. Girls like us going to the west side of town completely alone, that’s a bad idea, right?”“It’s a very small town.” Abigail says, “But yeah. That’s the area you’d want to be with someone.”“So let’s do pairs!” Keira says. “Herb, who do you want to pair up with?”>Keira>Laki>Hana>Abigail>You’ll be fine alone. You’re a guy.>Something else
>>1748316>>You’ll be fine alone. You’re a guy.There are 5 of us so we can't really pair off evenly and we've gotta recover our manly status after last night
>>1748316>You’ll be fine alone. You’re a guy.
>>1748316Ok, Here's what I thinkAbigail and Keira: Abigail lives around here, she's less likely to get into trouble, and it gives Keira a new 'mainlander' she can ask questions to.Laki and Hana: Laki's big and intimidating, might get less trouble. And even if that doesn't work, both her and Hana are strong enough to take care of anyone that gives them a hassle.Herb and Best Bird: Herb is a guy and probably won't get much trouble, also a mainlander. Best Bird is Best Bird.This gives us 3 teams of 2, instead of 1 team of 2 and one team of 3.
>>1748316>>You’ll be fine alone. You’re a guy.Be a MAN.The others are finally getting along and it's not like we're ever actually alone, we've got our crew at our sides all the time!
>>1748316>You’ll be fine alone. You’re a MAN.
>>1748316>>You’ll be fine alone. You’re a guy.5 people don't pair off even.
>>1748316>>You’ll be fine alone. You’re a guy.
>>1748347There's being a man and then theres splitting up in a place which is esstintally 1 giant ghetto
>>1748376*one small ghetto
>>1748316>You'll be fine alone. You're a guy
“Well, there’s five of us, so I’ll go alone.” You sit up, puffing your chest out just a little.“Are you sure?” Hana asks. “I don’t mind. I can take care of myself.”“Of course I’m sure!” You insist, trying to make up for last night. “I’m a man, after all. I’ll be fine.”Something hits her. It’s a mix of realization, guilt, a little pity, but mostly understanding. There’s a little worry in that look, too. “Nobody doubts that.” Hana’s voice is soft and warm.“Oh! Can I come with you?” Keira asks Abigail. “I have a lot of questions. Umm...if you don’t mind. And that’s okay.”Abigail laughs. “You’re sure you’re a priestess? I thought you guys were supposed to be way more reserved and somber. But yeah. Of course.”“Guess that leaves you and me.” Laki says to Hana.“That’s good. I wanted to talk to you.” Hana again tries to be quiet, but everyone else hears. Laki cocks an eyebrow, but doesn’t ask while they’re both still around the rest of you.You all make arrangements to meet up after some time and keep in touch on the pokedexes if anyone finds anything. You all depart.You squint at the sunlight. The rainwater is drying up fast already, but it still gives everything that bright reflective shine. Murkrow decided to go with you and looks relieved to be able to stretch his wings.Your pokemon follow closely. Sorbet especially wants to be right by your side. She’s a lot more nervous about travelling than the others have been. She worries a lot about getting her paws wet in the mud and gives every house and corner a scared look. You guess the sounds and smells of a town are pretty foreign to her. She eyes an active air conditioning unit in a window you walk by.A truck, which you only now realize has been a very rare sight for you on the islands, rolls by slowly. She watches with amazement and fear. Her fur puffs out and her ears lower.>She just needs time to adjust. Don’t say anything>Don’t worry, Gobble will protect you>We’ll be on the outskirts very soon, it’s okay, Sorbet>Take time to explain what all the stuff is, even if that slows things down>Offer to keep her in the pokeball if she’s scared>Something else
>>1748478>>Don’t worry, Gobble will protect you
>>1748478>We’ll be on the outskirts very soon, it’s okay, Sorbet>Offer to keep her in the pokeball if she’s sc- worried she'll get muddy
>>1748478>>We’ll be on the outskirts very soon, it’s okay, Sorbet
>>1748478>Don’t worry, Gobble will protect you
>>1748478>pick her up if she scared>Dont worry, Gobble will keep you safe. Of course we are all here for you
>>1748478>Don’t worry, Gobble will protect you>We’ll be on the outskirts very soon, it’s okay, SorbetVulpix was a mistake.
>>1748478>>We’ll be on the outskirts very soon, it’s okay, Sorbet>>Take time to explain what all the stuff is, even if that slows things downIt'll be important to get her used to others.
>>1748478>>We’ll be on the outskirts very soon, it’s okay, Sorbet>>Something elsePick her up.
>>1748478>We’ll be on the outskirts very soon, it’s okay, Sorbetalso take the time to explain things after best birds stash is safe
>>1748478>>1748515Supporting as well.
“It’s okay.” You reassure her, picking her up. She tenses up even more, and very awkwardly crawls up your shoulder. “We’ll be on the outskirts soon.”Belladonna is about to laugh at Sorbet’s expense, but she stops herself. It reminds you a lot of how Laki reacted.Sorbet’s still very tense, though. The sound of a rusty chain fence makes her almost fall off of you. You reach up and pull her back down to your chest. “You’re safe with us.”She’s a little skeptical, but she settles into being held for awhile. She’s still tense, but she seems a lot calmer while you walk. And just like you said, you’re on the outskirts before you know it. It’s strange, but the occasional trailer or worn down house so sparsely apart is more worrisome than a crowded ghetto.Murkrow makes a noise. He thinks it would be somewhere around here.Murkrow is flying overhead to look out for where his bundle could have flown to, coming down occasionally to check to see if you see anything, and getting more nervous every time you have nothing to report. You feel like you need a plan besides wandering around.Huh. It was bright awhile ago, but there’s already another overcast coming in.>Walk in a big long line with your pokemon. Be methodical, even if it’s slow>Try to use Gobble’s odor sleuth and follow that>Keep using Sunny Day to make anything shiny more reflective. It might tire your pokemon, though>Have your pokemon split up too. You trust them on their own, and Murkrow can spot trouble>Something else
>>1748710>Try to use Gobble’s odor sleuth and follow that
>>1748710>Walk in a big long line with your pokemon. Be methodical, even if it’s slowThis probably has the best chance of success.The rain would have washed any odor away.
>>1748710>>Try to use Gobble’s odor sleuth and follow thatit's worked before
>>1748710>>Try to use Gobble’s odor sleuth and follow that>>Keep using Sunny Day to make anything shiny more reflective. It might tire your pokemon, thoughwhy not both
>>1748710>Try to use Gobble’s odor sleuth and follow thatThe nose knows
>>1748710>>Try to use Gobble’s odor sleuth and follow that
>>1748710>Walk in a big long line with your pokemon. Be methodical, even if it’s slow>Try to use Gobble’s odor sleuth and follow thathave gobble lead the line of all the other pokemon
>>1748710>Try to use Gobble’s odor sleuth and follow that>Have Dice give it a shot too.Let's give ourselves the greatest number of shots at success as possible.
>>1748710>>Walk in a big long line with your pokemon. Be methodical, even if it’s slow>>Try to use Gobble’s odor sleuth and follow thatAt least try out the Odor Sleuth first.
>>1748710>Try to use Gobble’s odor sleuth and follow that>Keep using Sunny Day to make anything shiny more reflective. It might tire your pokemon, though
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“Gobble, I need to depend on your Odor Sleuth.”Gobble nods. He looks unsure though.“I know, it rained and metal is harder to smell, but please give it a shot. If it doesn’t work, it’s no big deal.”With the pressure off, he closes his eyes and starts sniffing. You follow with Sorbet in your arms and your other pokemon staying close.Gobble stops a few times to look around, and there are a few false leads like sniffing his way into a metal fence. But despite all odds, he leads you to a small clearing in the woods where you can see Murkrow’s satchel laying on the ground.Dice excitedly points and chomps on Gobble’s hand, as if Gobble wouldn’t see. Mace pats him on the back, and Belladonna runs up and pats him twice as hard, the way Laki would. Sorbet even gracefully hops down from your arms and stands beside him to watch the satchel. She isn’t as big on congratulating him as the others, of course. Still, Gobble did the nearly impossible and even she recognizes that.You wave up at the sky and Murkrow comes flying down to you. As you point out the satchel, he freezes up. After a moment, he softly growls in frustration.Five Murkrow are standing around it, pecking at each other to claim it as their own. Surprisingly, they seem to come to an agreement to split it up relatively evenly. You note that two swipe a little bit extra for themselves when the others aren’t looking.Murkrow sighs in defeat. You can see a lot of frustration in his eyes. Maybe even tears. He blinks to keep them from really forming, though though.“That’s your bag of stuff! I’ll go reason with them.”He shakes his head. He doesn’t think that would work.>Try reasoning anyway>Try intimidating them instead.>If you’ll be battling for it, then take this chance for a surprise attack!>Walk out and announce a challenge to them to battle for the items>Offer to help him make a new collection>Something else
>>1748929>>Walk out and announce a challenge to them to battle for the items
>>1748929>>Try reasoning anywayif that doesn't work>>Walk out and announce a challenge to them to battle for the items
>>1748929>Try intimidating them instead>Sorbet''s time to shine.
>>1748929>Something else>Ask Murkrow what it thinks would work best.This feels like a cop-out answer, but I think a Murkrow would know whether intimidation, battle, or something else would work best on other Murkrow.
>>1748929This>>1748953She's gotta be useful at some point.
>>1748929>>Try reasoning anywaySorbet at the ready
>>1748929>Try reasoning anywayAnd if diplomacy doesn't work, then we try "diplomacy"
>>1748929>Walk out and announce a challenge to them to battle for the items
>>1748929>>>Walk out and announce a challenge to them to battle for the itemswe offer our own shinies to bet against them obviously
>>1748987Show them our peaceful ways through force
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>>1749090...functional. You get half a cookie, anon.
Shit we forgot to alert the girls that we found the loot
Hey gobble how are the girls doing at the moment?
>>1749182They met up with Max and he seduced them.Even Sorbet.Especially Sorbet.
>>1749205Are you that same anon that kept bringing max up in a few of the old threads, cause it's starting to get just a bit annyoing
“Sorbet, I’ll need you. Stay by my side.”She looks surprised, a little stressed, and a little worried, but she nods. She doesn’t have the same faith in you as the others, but she goes along with whatever you’re planning for now.“Hey you.” You walk out of the bushes, Sorbet at your side. “That doesn’t belong to you.”They nearly trip over each other in surprise. They quickly begin to scramble to gather their share of the loot and run.“Wait!” You command. “I challenge you.”Sorbet, unsure, looks at you for a moment, then fires off an Ice Shard at the ground near one that’s about to take off.“You heard me. Let’’s make a deal. I challenge you for the rights to that loot.”They look among each other. When they see the Murkrow you’re with, there’s a sudden shift in tone. Jealousy? Anger? Either way, they seem to want his stuff even more.The bigger one skaws at you. You guess he’s asking what they get if they win. If they agree to this fight. Besides the loot that they consider theirs already, of course.You think they might reject something that’s not good enough. Then again, you saw how your generosity was taken advantage of yesterday with the Burmy. Maybe you should try to be as hard as possible. Make up for being less than manly last night, too.>Just the loot>You get to leave with functioning wings (intimidate)>You’ll give them some nice empty pokeballs>Put up some cookware>Never Melt Ice is pretty shiny>Something else
>>1749239>>Put up some cookware
>>1749239>Something elseDo we still have those earrings?>nevermelt ice if not
>>1749182[Hana and Laki are bonding a lot. The gym battle really helped them understand each other from another perspective even if Laki didn't get that right away. They're trying to have a conversation where they talk about anything besides Herb for a chance so that they can bond on something other than that.Abigail and Keira were coming to understand each other a bit, but things got dicey when discussing religion]
>>1749239>>Never Melt Ice is pretty shiny
>>1749239>>Put up some cookware>>Never Melt Ice is pretty shinyeither of these is fine
>>1749239>Something elseSunny Day TMor>Never Melt Ice is pretty shiny
>>1749239>Sunny Day TM
>>1749239>>1749259yeah add>Sunny day TMto the list
>>1749278>>1749239This, Sunny Day TM
>>1749239>Sunny Day TM>Never Melt Ice is pretty shiny
"I have just the thing." You offer the Sunny Day TM.The lead Murkrow scoffs. He opens his own bag, and several fall out. Did they rob the fire gym at some point?“How about this?” You produce the Never Melt Ice. It’s very cool to the touch.They all seem to like this bet much better.Sorbet looks up at it in awe, then in worry as she realizes it’s now at risk.“It’s okay, Sorbet. We’ll win.”The lead Murkrow caws at you. It’s trying to intimidate you already. You avoid flinching. It’s not that scary. It’s not a Mr. Mime.The Murkrow you’re helping caws back. The rest of your pokemon emerge from the bushes to back you up and everyone makes loud intimidating noises at the other side.If you don’t do anything, this might just erupt into an unstructured melee. You have no idea how formal the Murkrow will want to structure this battle.You’ve got a few ideas. You could halve one pokemon battle one Murrow at a time, and the winner is whoever gets three out of five wins. With that battle style, nobody has to face a pokemon that’s been weakened. The disadvantage is that you’d only get to use Mace or Sorbet once each.You could treat it like a traditional battle against a trainer. That means they’d be free to tag out, and you could switch.And of course, chaotic five on five might just work out as well. That’s where things are going right now. That’d be fastest, but it’d be hard to keep track of everything going on.>A series of individual matches, with the first to three of five wins taking it all>Treat it like a regular trainer battle>A chaotic mass battle is fine by you>Something else
>>1749367>A series of individual matches, with the first to three of five wins taking it all
>>1749367Horde Battle. 5-vs-1.
>>1749367>>Treat it like a regular trainer battle
>>1749367>>A series of individual matches, with the first to three of five wins taking it all
>>1749367>A chaotic mass battle is fine by you
>>1749367>A simple one on one fight against their strongest
>>1749367>>A chaotic mass battle is fine by youYou know what? I'm giving in a bit to Dark Herb. I wanna see how well Herb can handle the confusion of a larger fight and this would give good experience to directing lots of individuals at once.
>>1749367>>A chaotic mass battle is fine by you
>>1749367>A chaotic mass battle is fine by you.
>>1749367>A chaotic mass battle is fine by youI feel like Herb's pokemon are a lot more independant than most, so this might work out. Herb could focus on directing Sorbet (probably to protect Bella), while Dice, Mace, Murkrow, and Gobble battle on their own.
>>1749385Chaning to this
>>1749367>Murrow at a time>Butt please.
>>1749385Who do you plan on using? Mace? Sorbet?
[Seems pretty close. Let's have a revote since a popular idea came in a little late.There are three popular choice. Feel free to rank your votes in terms of preference if you want. We just need to decide if it's going to be a chaotic mess, a one on one, or individual battles. this is not quote only, but I do appreciate anyone that uses the prompt in these scenarios to make counting a little easier]>One on one>Chaotic mess>Individual battle
>>1749462Mace would probably be for the bestI'd like to use Sorbet but I don't we've even gone over her moveset yet
>>1749472>One on one>Individual battle>Chaotic Mess
>>1749472>One on one
>>1749472>>One on one
>>1749472>>Chaotic mess>One on one>Individual battle
>>1749462Sorbet and Mace with Gobble in reserve.
>>1749472>individual battles>one on one
>>1749472>One to one
>>1749472>chaotic mess>individual >one on one
>>1749472>Chaotic messSeven minutes. Seven minutes are all we can spare to play with you.
>>1749472>One on one>Individual battle
>>1749472>Individual battleSorry I'm late.
>>1749472>>One on oneshit I was getting popcorn
“I challenge you to a one on one. One of us will fight your strongest champion.”They debate among themselves. They seem to be pretty aggressive about but at the end, they come to an agreement.Their leader turns and caws. It’s fine with that arrangement. It caws loudly, and settles in with a smirk. There’s something about it that bothers you, like he has a trick up his sleeve.The Murkrow you’ve been helping comes to a sudden realization. He tries to tell you something, but you never did learn to understand pokemon the way Keira does. All you can tell for sure is that they have some sort of nasty surprise for you.You’ve heard Murkrow can be exceptionally clever. You hope that just means for pokemon in general, and not clever compared to a person.The opposing Murkrow’s leader issues an order, and the smallest one goes flying off. He then turns to you. He wants you to send out your champion.>Go, Sorbet>Go, Gobble>Go, Belladonna>Go, Mace>Murkrow, what do you say?>”Send out your champion first!”>Something else
>>1749588He's being shifty. He's not the champion he's sending off for it.
>>1749588fuck best bird is their champion isn't he
>>1749588>Send out your champion first I dont trust these fuckers for a second
>>1749588Actually, changing to->”Send out your champion first!”And when/if they refuse send out Gobble?
>>1749588>>”Send out your champion first!”
>>1749588>”Send out your champion first!”Clearly he's trying to bait and switch us hard as fuck.
>>1749588>”Send out your champion first"
>>1749588>>Go, SorbetIt'll end up being a friendly skarmory or something I bet.
>>1749588>Something elseTell Belladonna and Sorbet to find the others.
>>1749588>go gobbleI assume they're pulling some shit, and gobble is pretty short on exploitable weaknesses.
>>1749588>”Send out your champion first!”I've got odds that they're going to go and get a Honchkrow.Failing that, they're going to fetch Hydreigon.
>>1749657>Hydreigon shows up>Herb pulls out his frying pan
>>1749657heh that would be cool, they are expecting to sic a dragon on us and we're like "oh hey buddy how you doing? it's been a while.
>>1749644Add this to my vote
>>1749683It'd be funny to see anyway.Anyone else notice Herb has a certain affinity with Dark types?Hydreigon, Murkrow, Sharpedo and we're on relatively good terms with most of them.
>>1749715Herb has an affinity for predators.
>>1749715Wait dark type in japan is evil type, herb has an affinity for evil type...Jane was right
“You send yours first!” You say, getting a bad feeling about this.It caws at you. You can tell it’s a taunt, even if you can’t understand the language.Your side’s Murkrow crows back. Before you know it, the whole area erupts in loud crowing. Horrible, ear piercing sounds fill the air and a few of them even lose feathers from waving their wings around so much.You end up with some time. It seems like they’re taking a while to get their champion here. Whoever it is, it’s either far away or slow.That means you’ve got a little time to prepare, at least.>Call the girls and fill them in>Try to stealthily have your pokemon use a buffing move or two, if they have them>This was a mistake. Have everyone attack and take the stuff before their champion arrives>Join your Murkrow in shouting at the others. Back him up>Complain that they’re abusing the spirit of the agreement>Something else
>>1749744>>Join your Murkrow in shouting at the others. Back him upTime to get pumped upI'm sure the girls will hear and head over
>>1749744>Call the girls and fill them in Get back up
>>1749744>>Join your Murkrow in shouting at the others. Back him upShow em our war face!
>>1749744>Call the girls and fill them in
>>1749744>>Call the girls and fill them innothin else really, Herb doesn't taunt.
>>1749744>Call the girls and fill them inWe need all hands on deck.
>>1749715I think they're going to try to counter Sorbet by bringing a fighting, rock, steel, or fire type. Most likely steel, if possible.I just went kind of crazy because I didn't realize alolan Vulpix is just ice type and doesn't become a fairy until it evolved.>>1749744>Call the girls and fill them in
>>1749754Okay that is a terrible assumption, like my god the circumstances for that to even work would have to be perefect
>>1749744>the whole area erupts in loud crowing. Horrible, ear piercing sounds fill the airThat sounds pretty damn noticeable and we were all in the same area.It's not really that far fetched that they would hear this
>>1749744>>Call the girls and fill them in>Join your Murkrow in shouting at the others. Back him upwould be funny if we did both, like "yeah we found the bundle it's over at HEY I SEE WHAT YOU'RE DOING, YES YOU, FUCK YOU yeah over by x you should come by.not that Herb would talk like that, it still needs to be translated into herbspeak.
>>1749781First of all you assume that they would be in hearing range and second you are assuming that they aren't near something that loud enough to drown out their screes
>>1749781Why leave it to chance when we can tell them to come to us and use the noise to help guide them instead of them guessing the noise might be related to Herb, also calling them just gives them more time to react and more time to prepare for the situation.
>>1749744>see if dice can learn roar on the spot.
>>1749793We were all searching the same general area and we haven't run into anything that loud so far on the island.It's not much of an assumption on either end >>1749797They don't necessarily need to think it's anything related to Herb but rather something worth checking out
>>1749588where's DiceDid they fly off with him!?
You decide that your priority is to fill in the girls. For some reason you get a quick vision of Hana’s face when she hears something sexual with that thought for half a second. Using that shard ceremony to try to pump your libido up must have worked, at least a little.No time for that now, though. “Hana? Laki?”“Herb? What’s up?”“You okay Soft Hands?”“Fine. But I don’t know how much time I have.” You explain that you found the stash, but also that it’s guarded by Murkrow, and that you’ll be fighting a pokemon for it. It’s hard to get the information out over all the noise.You hear Laki sigh, but somehow know there’s a smile under it. “That’s typical of you, Soft Hands.”“That’s awesome!” Hana adds. “We’re on the way. Laki will call Keira.”“What? Why can’t you do it?”“Please? I don’t like talking over the pokedex. I hate the sound of my voice and I get all nervous. You’re confident.”“I...wait, are we still on a call with Soft Hands? How do I...”“You just have to press the...no, the other side. Here.”The call ends. You turn your attention back to the horrible noises, and begin to join in. You don’t have time to really make an impression though, as you feel the ground begin to shake.The trees wave and you see their champion emerge. It’s huge, it’s scary, it’s eating a bag of chips whole before spitting out the chewed and gross looking bag.It’s a Snorlax.Murkrow cackles and leans back. This is their answer to fights they can’t manage themselves. An enforcer. It looks back to the Murkrow and is thrown a few apples that it eats whole. Murkow then caws. There’s nothing left until it does it’s job.You have a flashback to when you met Gobble and offered food to get him to help. Gobble looks up at the massive beast, and you can tell he’s having the same thoughts. He looks very intimidated, though.The Snorlax roars at you and your team, eager to get the fight done so it can feast. You can feel the heat from it’s breath. This pokemon is no pushover.You think hard. Who is the best matchup here? Gobble is the most poetic, but can he trade blows with his more evolved form? Mace can take a hit and fly around, that might be a good advantage. Dice's jaws and unusual movements could also confound this massive opponent. Belladonna might be a good choice too. She can poison and heal, outlasting it. Sorbet hasn't had a chance to really prove herself, but you've seen how much freezing a pokemon can work.And what about Murkrow? Maybe he wants to fight his own battle here and just needs a trainer to help him out?>Go Gobble!>Go Mace!>Go Dice!>Go Belladonna!>Go Sorbet!>Try to convince Murkrow to fight>Something else
>>1749918>>Go Gobble!Not only poetic but he has the best moveset for this match up
>>1749918>Go Gobble!Gotta show him what he's capable of.
>>1749918>>Go Gobble!He's got this!
>>1749918>Go Belladonna! yesyesyesyesyesyesyesyes
>>1749918>Go Gobble!It's One Punchlax time.
>>1749918Ask Murkrow, but if he declines, get Gobble to fight it. He's so much smaller, the Snorlax is going to have trouble hitting him.
>>1749918Hey Gobble, whoever we pick, don't forget to give us the chance to swap out held items.Personally, since it looks like Gobbs will be fighting, I suggest giving him either a citrus berry to recycle, a berry that gives fighting-type natural gift, or the silk scarf.What do you guys think?
>>1749918>>Go Gobble!I don't keep up with current gen's but I assume the anon that said his moveset is best for this match was not talking out of his ass, and it's too poetic to pass up if it is not dumb.
>>1749918>Go Gobble!Pretty sure I'm late though.>>1749955Citrus Berry honestly sounds like the best idea.I'll support that!
>>1749961Well, Gobble is the only one with a super effective move, though there is a really good argument to be made for Bella, since she has stun spore, leech seed, and toxic, and can probably get away with sprinkling in D.O.Ts and kiting until it passes out.
>>1749975Although chip away could be pretty useful too if Snorlax uses stockpile or defense curl. So, another point for Gobble there.
Can't we just bribe the Snorlax by making it food? I'm pretty sure it would like to eat Herb's food more than some random apples.
“Gobble?”He pulls his eyes off of the larger, more fully evolved pokemon.“Are you up for this?”He hesitates for only a second, nods, and shows you a determined.The enemy Snorlax gives a lazy roar, and the Murkrows all caw to get the battle started. There’s a smug nature to the way they’re acting.Gobble summons his courage and smacks his fist into his hand. He has no idea how he’ll win, but he’ll trust his fists, your directions, and his training.Alright. This sounds great. You’ll just need to figure out what item to give him for this fight.>Silk Scarf>Pecha Berry>Sitrus Berry>Goggles>Black Sludge, maybe he can use that>Something else
>>1750013>Silk ScarfGo get'em little Sous Chef! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_r0MAMWOJE
>>1750013>Sitrus BerryRecycle incoming!Also, >shows you a determined.Butts, butts.Black sludge won't be useful for Gobble until he learns Fling.
>>1750013>Sitrus Berry>shows you a determined.
You hand Gobble a Sitrus berry. He’s about to eat it for good luck before you stop him. “No, Gobble, for the fight.”Right. He nods. He gets his focus back and steps forward. Dice, Mace, and Bella cheer him on as he takes his place up next to the opposing Snorlax.Snorlax looks down at Gobble for a moment. Then he looks back at the Murkrow. They all burst into laughter. They think this is a one-sided fight.“Don’t let them bother you, Gobble. We’ll show them what you’re made of.”Gobble, to his credit, doesn’t let it show if it bothers him. He keeps a fighting pose. You can see a little bit of fear on his face, but it’s shrouded in determination, too.Snorlax lazily gets up and walks towards Gobble. He wants to get this over with>Focus Punch!>Metronome! Hope for the best>Body Slam. Maybe you can paralyze it>Chip Away, open with a reliable normal type move>Surf and stay back! He can’t see that coming>Tackle. Try to hit and run>Something else
>>1750081>Chip Away, open with a reliable normal type move
>>1750081>>Focus Punch!ONE PAAAAWWWNNNCCCHHHHHHH!!!
>>1750081>>Focus Punch!might as well open strong
>>1750081>>Surf and stay back! He can’t see that coming
>>1750081>>Focus Punch!dude already said it but..ONE PAWWWWWWWWWWWWWNCH!
>>1750081This isn't a double battle, there's nobody there to let Gobble charge up. Wait a second, and if he attacks, then>Surf and stay back! He can’t see that comingIf he starts buffing, then>Focus Punch!Remember how focus punch works guys. If the user gets hit before it's done charging, it fails.
Rolled 28 (1d100)[Roll!]
Rolled 26 (1d100)>>1750117
Rolled 100 (1d100)>>1750117Please.
Rolled 24 (1d100)>>1750117
>>1750125poor snorlax, dude just wanted some foodwe should give him some when he wakes up to show there's no hard feelings
>>1750125Gobble is about to crush that Snorlax
>>1750145That Snorlax is an hired hand for these thieving crows. Judging by the Murkrows offering and familiarity with him, this is a long term arrangement
>>1750125I'm fucking ready.
>>1750168forced into this life by his never ending hunger. Dude has to eat half a ton just to feel satisfied each day.
>>1750125Wow that was a Stomp, huh?
This is going to be a long, difficult battle. You brace yourself for what might be the ultimate test of yours and Gobble's endurance.The enemy snorlax lazily approaches. It has no fear or concerns about the small Munchlax in front of it. Why should it? It’s been there. It knows all the possible options Gobble should have. And it knows that it can handle all of them with ease thanks to it’s superior experience and size.It looks down at the semi-distant Gobble, and Yawns. This will be easy.Gobble doesn’t even register it. He explodes into a run, then leaps into the air. He pulls his fist back, and brown energy gathers around it.Despite Gobble’s move taking an incredibly long time to charge, Snorlax doesn’t really react. He was expecting an attack of some sort, but not like this. He doesn’t really realize the nature of the move until Gobble is closing in.The laughter from the Murkrow continue, except for their leader. He can see what’s happening.Gobble’s fist comes in with the first of him is a heavy, exploding blow. Snorlax’s jaw teleports back instantly, pulling the rest of his face with it. A ripple of air rushes over the grass. The force, even from where you’re standing, is enough to make you flinch and blink.Gobble lands a few feet beyond Snorlax, and watches as the colossal beast comes crashing down. He doesn't make a cool pose or anything. He’s as surprised as everyone else.There’s a stunned silence while Gobble investigates his fist to see what sort of magic power it must hold.Snorlax does not get back up.You can’t believe it! “Gobble! That was amazing! You-”The Murkrow start gathering objects up to run away. Son of a biscuit![That’s it for tonight. We’ll be picking up tomorrow earlier hopefully.]
Thanks for running! What better way to end a run than this, right?
>>1750204Thanks for running, Gobble!Was expecting that to more 90% it. Guess it rolled that poorly.
>>1750204Horry fuck, HEY GET BACK HERE YA PESKY THIEVES WE HAD A DEAL!Thanks for running Gobble!
>>1750204Some Crooks give other crooks a bad name.Night Gobble!
>>1750204I love you Gobble.Both of you.
>>1750204Thats our little mini fridge!Thanks for runnnin' Gobble
>>1750204Thanks for running!I love quests, if this weren't rolled for in front of my eyes it would feel cheap instead of amazing.Also, this sentence reads a little weird to me:>Gobble’s fist comes in with the first of him is a heavy, exploding blow.
>>1750223[Jesus. Should read "Gobble's fist comes in with the rest of him in a heavy, exploding blow" and even that sounds a bit awkward."
>>1750233Thanks for running Gobble! You must just be tired.
>>1750233Hey Gobble, since Focus Punch is a move that Munchlax learns by move tutor in Gen 6 and isn't available in gen 7, does that mean that other Gen 6 move tutor exclusive moves can be taught to our pokemon too?Because I really want to teach Gobbs Thunder/Ice/Fire Punch now.
what is it with the dice gods and Gobbles Focus punch even, this shit is getting ridiculous in the best way; it's like Kat's second flute in reverse. "oh is this an important moment for you, here have a crit have 10 of them, oh fuck it help yourself to the natural 100's"
I suggest we pin those Murkrow with Gravity so they can't fly off with the goods.What do you guys think?
>>1750246Because Gobble can't even learn Focus Punch normally. He got it as on a 100 from a Metronome super early on, so the move is blessed.>>1750266That is a great idea.
>>1750266That's a smart idea, I'll support it if I remember next session
>>1750267By clarify from learn normally, I mean get from Metronome normally.
>>1750266this has my vote
>>1750266Yeah, they're not ruining the moment. Area pin them.
Well gobble, all i can say good shot with that punch
ONE PUNCH MONhttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Pokemon%20Island%20Adventure%20Questhttps://twitter.com/GobbleQMCharacter info pastebin in progress: http://pastebin.com/iB0tb7rzDice odds for best of 3: http://pastebin.com/994WTT3gGeneral 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 are 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 circumstances warrant.Combat mechanics involve three rolls of 1d100, taking the best, and using the base accuracy and crit ranges of the the PTU system, roughly, but the 'turn order' will be more like the anime, where sometimes you can do a few moves in a row or be hit by a combo of moves yourself, all depending on circumstances. Stronger moves tend to take more time and have more cooldown than weaker moves and also may leave you open to an interrupt, so beware of that timing. Speed is more important for closing ground, intercepting, and other things and doesn't necessarily mean going first.Pokemon and trainers are unique, and may have certain specializations, skills, or other things that the video-game mechanics might not allow. Some examples: That kung fu Bellsprout in the anime, that crystal Onix, or a Roggenrolla that can fly. Herb's perception skills, pokemon knowledge, context clues in general, and other things will hopefully come into play to avoid completely unfair, unforeseeable bullshit, but expect more bullshit from more advanced trainers.Call me out on a mistake and receive a suggestive picture, mostly likely a butt.Pokemon:Gobble (Munchlax)Mace (Roggenrola)Belladonna (Roselia)Dice (Croconaw)Vulpix (Vulpix)Location: Just outside of Tobo's tiny mainlander town
>>1751458That session title fills me with joy, the day of prophecy is upon us!
>>1751472Haha, you need to change your tread opener template right now.
>>1751472You're doing it on purpose now!
You want to congratulate Gobble on his great work. He one-punched a more evolved Snorlax in one of the biggest upsets you’ve ever seen in a battle. Not that you’re very seasoned or obsessively watched battles or anything. In fact, you’re probably less into watching them than the average person, a little. Still, you know an upset when you see it. Gobble took a desperate situation and destroyed it in a second.But you can’t. You’ve got to act fast. The Murkrow have started gathering the loot and are about to take off.The Murkrow you’re helping rushes at them. At first you’re worried about his safety in rushing into a situation when he’s outnumbered, but they’re too busy to coordinate anything but a mad scramble. He’s put himself in the line of fire for attacks, though.You don’t have time to do something complicated. You can order a big area attack and try not to hit your friendly Murkrow. Or you can get your pokemon to pair off and do what they can to stop them from getting away with the loot.Another idea crosses your mind. Gravity. It will definitely bring the friendly Murkrow down hard, though. But he’d be okay with that, right? He’s willing to get into a fight over it.>Tell your pokemon to all attack and use their best judgement.>Mace! Gravity!>Use an area attack>it’s all too risky. Let them go and do your best to follow>Something else
>>1751492>Mace! Gravity!Time for Best Rock!
[Welp! That's an easy one. Give me some roles]
Rolled 52 (1d100)>>1751525
Rolled 87 (1d100)>>1751525
>>1751525Hope this is a good one.
Rolled 81 (1d100)>>1751525
Rolled 78 (1d100)>>1751525
>>1751533Whoops, meant to roll there.Already know this is gonna be a good run.
>>1751561Thanks.I keep thinking I have to do roll+1d100 instead of dice+1d100
“Mace! Gravity!”Mace already seems to know what you’re going to say and moves into action. He flies forward to get closer, and warps the very nature of gravity itself in the area. Trees and grass shoot downward, and the flying pokemon hit the ground right after. They push themselves to get to their feet and are able to waddle around okay, but without their flight, they’re at a severe disadvantage and quickly get surrounded by your pokemon.You make your way over, feeling the sudden pull down as you enter the area. Your loose shoot clings to your shoulders and your hair feels like you’re wearing a hat.You see Laki and Hana in the distance running to catch up. They’re still a minute off or so. Keira and Abigail are coming as well.The Murkrow you were with awkwardly pulls it’s beak from some soft mud, looking confused and a little upset. But as he sees the results, he calms down. His gaze narrows on the leader. He waddles towards it with anger in his eyes.>”Murkrow, let it go. We got your stuff back”>Do nothing. You know know what he’s going to do>Gather the stuff and have Mace end Gravity so they can get away>Demand the other Murkrow pitch in something extra for all the trouble they caused>Something else
>>1751616>>Demand the other Murkrow pitch in something extra for all the trouble they caused>>Alternatively they can take it up with Mace, Gobble, Sorbet, Belladonna and Dice. They lost any chance of niceness the second they intentionally tried to break their word.
>>1751616>>Do nothing. You know know what he’s going to dorules of nature, bitch
>>1751616>”Murkrow, let it go. We got your stuff back”>Gather the stuff and have Mace end Gravity so they can get away
>>1751616>>”Murkrow, let it go. We got your stuff back”>>"They aren't worth it">>Gather the stuff and have Mace end Gravity so they can get away
>>1751616>>”Murkrow, let it go. We got your stuff back”>Demand the other Murkrow pitch in something extra for all the trouble they causedYou made a promise and you just tried to break it.
>>1751616>loose shoot>Gather the stuff and have Mace end Gravity so they can get away>Demand the other Murkrow pitch in something extra for all the trouble they caused
>>1751616>Do nothing. You know know what he’s going to doIntervene if things get violent, back up Best Bird if not.also,>Know know
>>1751616>>1751629I'll second this.
>>1751616>>Do nothing. You know know what he’s going to do
>>1751616Inspire unto them Honor Amongst Theives, they made a deal and gave their word and they broke it. Without honor are they any better than the Meowth?
>>1751680>Laki's Meowht will remember this
>>1751680Dude Laki and likely her Meowth is right there.
>>1751616>loose shootButt time.
You hesitate for a moment, being ready to intervene in case things get violent. There’s a lot of angry caws coming from him as he gets closer. Whether he’s intending violence or not, he’s certainly giving the impression.You watch carefully and motion for your pokemon to collect all the metal shiny stuff. When they’re done, you decide to intervene.“Alright. That’s enough, Murkrow.”They all look at you.“No, I mean... nevermind. Look, you other five. I think you owe my friend here for what you just pulled. You...you should be ashamed of yourselves! You gave your word!”The girls arrive. It’s funny, Laki has no idea what the context is here, but she puts her foot down and folds her arms. “Damn straight. You owe him big time. If we hear you didn’t pay, you’ll have to deal with us again.”The other girls are more quiet as they try to get the lay of the land. The knocked out Snorlax and gravity are big surprises to them. You try not to pay attention to the effect of the increased gravity on everyone’s chests.Murkow, emboldened by Laki’s threat on your behalf, steps forward.“Mace, stop Gravity. Murk...you,” you point to the one you’ve been helping, “Let them go.”He makes a lot of fussing and noise, but backs down as the others take off empty handed, as fast as they can manage.Once their out of sight, Murkrow very meticulously gathers his loot up, counting to make sure it’s all there. He eyes Togepi of all of them. It objects for a second, then gives up a coin.“Hey!” Hana scolds her pokemon.You turn back to Murkrow and see him and Keira talking as he neatly packs up his bundle.“Uh huh. I see.” She nods as it explains some things. Murkrow then turns to you. He looks unsure, awkward. He opens his pack back up and motions to you. He wants you to take something>You old him, it’s just what friends do>That mysterious TM>Is that a gold nugget?>You’re not sure why he has those White Herbs, but you’ll take them>They pretty little bell looks nice>Something else
>>1751790>>You told him, it’s just what friends do
>>1751790>You old him, it’s just what friends doTold.
>>1751790You accelerated aged him. It's just what friends do.
>>1751790>>You old him, it’s just what friends doand you owe us a butt Gobble
>>1751790>You told him, it’s just what friends doBest bird needs headpats
>>1751790>>You old him, it’s just what friends dobut if he insist>They pretty little bell looks nice
>>1751790>You’re not sure why he has those White Herbs, but you’ll take them
>>1751790>You told him, it’s just what friends do
>>1751790>trade for the tm
>>1751790>You old him, it’s just what friends doSafe travels, see you later.
>>1751790>They pretty little bell looks nice
>>1751790>You old him, it’s just what friends doBut offer to trade for the mystery tm.I don't know what we have to trade...
“I told you. It’s just what friends do.”He looks at you for a moment, then gathers it up once more. He gives you a nod that seems like confusion between respect and wondering if you’re a nutjob.“So that’s it, huh?” Abigail says. “Well, at least I got to see those little thieves run like that.” She makes a gesture to the direction where the Murkrow flew. You cover Bella’s eyes.“You must have had a pretty intense battle.” Hana says, looking at the Snorlax. It’s regaining consciousness, but still very much not looking to continue the fight. It’s still a bit out of it.“But why the need for all the shiny things?” Keira asks Murkrow, ignoring everyone else. “Oh.”“What? What’d he say?” Laki bends down.“He says he needs them for his sister.”“Spoiled sibling huh? Well, good luck with that.” Laki tells him.He gives her a funny look, then prepares to take off.>Wait. Tell me more>Wait. I want to trade>Good bye! Good luck!>Wait. Would you want to join us?>Something else
>>1751920>>Wait. Tell me more>>Wait. I want to trade
>>1751920>Wait. Tell me more
>>1751920>>Wait. Tell me more
>>1751920>Wait. Tell me more>Wait. I want to tradeStory, then trade.
>>1751920Wait. Tell me more
>>1751920>>Wait. Tell me moreDoes he look like a bitch?
>>1751959I saw that video
“Wait. Tell me more. Why do you need these for your sister?”He sighs. He doesn’t want to get into it, but you can see the trust you’ve earned with him making him change his mind. He starts to communicate, and Keira translates.“There’s a leader of our group who gives us all our food.”The statement raises some eyebrows from your group.“It’s been like that for a long time now. The younger ones don’t remember how to gather food very well. They’ve become picky about what they eat, too. They like processed food now. We bring shiny things, he gives us foods and sometimes even medicine or toys.”“What does that have to do with his sister?”“She broke her wing and he doesn’t remember the ways to gather food with enough confidence to get out. So he gathers things to support them both. He says he’s gotten really good at it, and this stash is enough for food for a long, long time. He remembers a little bit of the times before this, and food was a lot harder to secure.”>Wish him luck. It sounds like he’s got it under control>I’ll heal your sister!>We should teach them all how to get food on their own>That’s exploitative!>That’s a good system>Something else
>>1752055>I’ll heal your sister!>We should teach them all how to get food on their own>That’s exploitative!
>>1752055>>I’ll heal your sister!>>We should teach them all how to get food on their own
>>1752055>That’s exploitative!>>I’ll heal your sister!
>>1752055>>I’ll heal your sister!not gonna say something one way or the other on their system, that's for them to decide.
>>1752055>I’ll heal your sister! anything more seems pushy
I don't thing Herb should jump to conclusions on this yetFor all we know this is the only way the leader can help.Like he has a system set up where he trades the shinnies for food or the Murkrow just have an easier time getting shinnies than food so he just let's them do that.
>>1752055>I’ll heal your sister!>We should teach them all how to get food on their own>That’s exploitative!Actually, it depends how it's being handled, it could be beneficial for them with a few exceptions, but Best Bird definitely seems worse off in this system.At the very least we should heal his sister's wing.
>>1752090It's pretty good for the islanders, the murkrows help to clean up the trash that would otherwise be left around.
>>1752090To clarify, I think it might actually be a good system for them, maybe, but I think Herb would see how his friend is being affected.On the other hand, what if it's a trained Pokemon leading them and gathering valuables for its trainer who uses the money to get them crappy processed foods and is profiting off them?
>>1752055>I’ll heal your sister!
>>1752055>>1752131I'd also like to add this to my vote.>We should teach them all how to get food on their own
>>1752115We don't know enough to say either way, but a gut reaction of 'that's terrible!' would probably be reasonable enough from Herb.If only because of the processed food part. I mean, come on.
“I’ll heal your sister.” You jump. You don’t even consider not volunteering.Hana, Laki, and Keira barely react. They look like they expected that.“What, you’re training to be a nurse or something?” Abigail asks. You don’t think she meant that as a jab to your masculinity, but more as a genuine question.Murkrow looks at you strangely.“And we’re going to help teach you how to get your own food, too. I think what’s happening sounds really exploitative.”“It does?” Laki asks. ”Sounds like they’ve got a choice.”“I don’t know.” Hana says. “I think Herb’s right. Coercion isn’t always direct.” She looks off at nothing in particular.“Well, I’m doing something about it.” You say with a little bit more determination. “Come on Murkrow. Lead the way.” You look to the others. “Umm, Sorry. If everyone else has plans or doesn’t want to come...”“Oh no. I’m in.” Laki says. “I’m behind my man 100%.”“Sounds interesting, at least.” Abigail says.Keira has a more somber look. “I want to see what’s going on too. It’s a priestesses duty to help with problems like this and be in touch with the natural world.” Her tone shifts a little on the word ‘natural.’Hana just nods when you look at her.Murkrow isn’t sure what to make of a lot of what you said, but the idea of you healing his sister is something he can’t seem to ignore. He leads the way.You go for a good while. He seems a little impatient with how slow you group walks instead of flies, but doesn’t express it that much.But something else is grabbing your attention. Hana’s been pretty slow, and when you take a quick water break, she charges up with Chinchou, but doesn’t seem to get much juice before you continue on. She’s sweating a lot and struggling to keep up, like her limbs are on minimal power. She’s avoiding drawing attention to it though.>Tell her it’s okay if she needs a longer break. We don’t mind>Make an excuse to stop the group for a longer time>Ask if she wants to rest at the pokemon center instead. She doesn't have to come for this.>Leave it alone. She knows what she’s doing>Something else
>>1752208>>Make an excuse to stop the group for a longer timebe a little savvy herb
>>1752208>>Make an excuse to stop the group for a longer time
>>1752208>Tell her it’s okay if she needs a longer break. We don’t mind>Ask her if there's something wrong mechanically, seems like she needs a 'tune up'
>>1752208>Tell her it’s okay if she needs a longer break. We don’t mind
>>1752208>Make an excuse to stop the group for a longer timeLet's make lunch!
>>1752208>Tell her it’s okay if she needs a longer break. We don’t mindif she denies it>Make an excuse to stop the group for a longer timealso, get more info from Murkrow, maybe this whole thing is more benign than it seems. Laki is right, if they're choosing this over other options, we shouldn't interfere.
>>1752208>Make an excuse to stop the group for a longer timeIgnore that last one.
Who wants to unlock Murkrow's inner potential?
>>1752208>Make an excuse to stop the group for a longer timeWe should heal the crap out of Hana sometime, for science.
>>1752280>Give Murkrow Pickup as a second ability
>>1752280https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEAakGOwSqwhe speaks english and gets a trenchcoat
>>1752280I don't think that's something we should just be throwing out to everyone we meet
>>1752280There are bigger fish to fry atm, and he's basically a single dad, out on the lamb and successful business owner to boot. Potential reached imo.
>>1752302>>1752308I think its more like grooming him to be the next leader of whatever mob they've got going, where he can do more "good" than the previous one. Being exceptional helps that.
>>1752322You say that, but that wouldn't come from aura stuff as much as just becoming a good leader.
If we're not gonna charge Murkrow for services rendered then we should at least put him on the lookout for an ice and a bright stone. We'll need them eventually maybe.
>>1752328>ask bird for shiny stone >get all manner of jewels and balls of tin foil >still no "Shiny Stone"
>>1752336>We can always ask him to keep an eye out for one
“Hey guys. Can we take a longer break? I uhh, want to check my supplies before we get there.”The others look amongst each other. “Yeah sure. That’s actually a good idea. If something goes missing we’ll know.” Laki brings down her backpack.“And we might want to trade.” Abigail says.Hana looks relieved. She doesn't seem to notice you just pulled that excuse out of nowhere. She quickly gets Chinchou charging again, thanking him for his hard work. He looks happy to be so useful. Those two have really come close at some point.You take a long time sorting your stuff out, making sure that Hana gets a good long charge. Once it looks like she won’t have any other problems, you quickly wrap up.“Took long enough.” Laki says, keeping her voice down. “That was sweet, Soft Hands.”“What was sweet?” Hana asks.“Nothing. Uh, Herb’s cooking, the other night.” Laki quickly changes the subject, then walks over to Keira.As you’re walking Hana walks beside you. She has a lot more pep now. She gives you a little playful nudge. “So. Do you think Abigail is cute?”The petite redhead ahead of you stretches as she walks.>Uhhh...Hey look, we’re almost there!>Nope. Not at all. Not one bit.>Yeah. She’s pretty cute.>Tell her that her and Laki are the cutest>Something else
>>1752368You dropped your trip a few post ago by the way.>A little, but not as much as her and Laki.
>>1752368this tbqh>>1752372red hair is pretty great though
>>1752368>Something elseNot as cute as you and Laki>Tell her that her and Laki are the cutest
>>1752368>>Uhhh...Hey look, we’re almost there!Herb knows this is a trap.
>>1752368>A little, but not as much as her and Laki
>>1752368>>A little, but not as much as her and Laki.
>>1752368>Yeah. She’s pretty cute. But her and Laki are the cutest
>>1752368>A little, but not as much as her and Laki.I like the redheads, but this is the god honest truth.
>>1752368>Tell her that her and Laki are the cutestThis my friends is what is known as a loaded question.
>>1752372[Oops. Not sure how I managed that.]
>>1752368>A little, but not as much as her and Laki.
>>1752368>>Tell her that her and Laki are the cutestOther bitches ain't even register.
>>1752368>Tell her that her and Laki are the cutest
Your heart skips a beat. Hana seems to value your honesty with her, but you worry a lot about saying the wrong thing or having your words misinterpreted here. She has some issues with her looks, after all. You don’t. You think she looks great. But you remember one time when your sister was on the phone with some guy and kept insisting that he was lying when he told her she was good looking. It stuck out to you, because the more he said it, the more he denied it. And when he compared her to someone else, she got really upset.But you guess the best answer is the most honest. You glance back at the thin, pale redhead.“A little.”She looks at you. You don’t even wait to see what sort of reaction she gives before you crack under the pressure.“But you and Laki are the cutest!” It’s true, but you’re worried you bungled it.She reaches out for your hand. “Nice save.”“No. I mean it.”“Uh huh.” She gives an uncharacteristic playful smile. “Sure.”“Really!”“You’re just saying that because I go down on you and Laki can kick your butt.” She pauses. She worries she might have said the wrong thing or went too far.You turn red at her reminder. “No I’m not. I really think you’re both the cutest!”“Which one of us is cuter, then?”Oh no. Oh very no. You’ve heard of a loaded question before, but that feels like the most loaded question conceivable. “Uhhh...”She laughs. “I’m sorry. I’m teasing.” She becomes worried again. “It’s just, you and Laki have a thing where she does it a lot and she told me to give it a try. Sorry if I made you uncomfortable.”You sigh in relief as she grabs your hand. “Ha. No. it’s okay.”“Phew.” She says. “That’s pretty fun. And for the record. You’re the cutest.”Oh gosh.You arrive at a small clearing. The first thing you notice is that there are a lot of Murkrow flying around. They avoid getting too close to your group, but circle around. You find a massively fat Honchkrow that panics and pushes itself upwards as you approach. It isn’t clear if it can still fly.Your Murkrow caws something at it, and it caws back. They seem to have a bit of a conversation.But Honchkrow doesn’t stop you as your group moves past it. It seems to be very surprised.You arrive at a tree, and Murkrow caws some more.“His sister is up there.” Keira says.“Can he bring her down?”She shakes her head. “He says she’s too heavy.”You glance up. From what you can tell, the area Murkrow is gesturing to is almost thirty feet up.>Send Mace up to get it down, if he can>Climb. You’re in decent shape>Ask for everyone to help with all their pokemon. Coordinating might be tricky, though.>Have her jump. We’ll catch her.>Something else
>>1752488>Climb. You’re in decent shapeNo biggy.
>>1752488>Can Tropius reach up high enough to get her? Murk can ride with to explain to his sister.
>>1752488>Climb. You’re in decent shape
>>1752488>Something else ask hana if she has enough juice to get us up there
>>1752488>Climb. You’re in decent shapeHa, i climbed that kind of tree when i was half Herb's age, he's got this
>>1752488>>Climb. You’re in decent shapeWe can't ask the patient to jump and having someone carry her down might cause further injuries
>>1752492Shit, that's smart. Switching my vote to this.
>>1752488This boy >>1752492
>>1752488Supporting>>1752492If that fails Tropius can at least give us a boost to climb. Maybe.
>>1752488>>1752492Supporting as well.
>>1752488>>Climb. You’re in decent shape
>>1752492also supporting this in addition
I did not see this PSA on childhood obesity coming, assuming of course the sister is having the same problem as the boss. SOCIAL COMMENTARY, GO GO GOBBLE
Rolled 24 (1d100)>>1752536
Rolled 3 (1d100)>>1752536
Rolled 53 (1d100)>>1752536
Rolled 95 (1d100)>>1752536
>>1752540Tropius should be fine on a 53, right?
>>1752532It probably has nothing to do with childhood obesity. It's just the Murkrow are fat from all the readily available cheap high fat food, also no one has the skills to find grow or make their own food leading to corporations making our meals for us, but that isn't anything like the real world. Oh...
>>1752539Welp. Looks like we get to practice on ourself first.
>>1752539So is anything less than 5 a crit fail or is it only 1s?
>>1752545>>1752548Only 1s are critfails out of combat
>>1752539Herb, herb, herb of the jungle, watch out for that tree!
>>1752543It should probably lower our target number.
>>1752492Tropius are evidently only like 6 feet tall if Bulbapedia is anything to go by, so he probably can't reach.He can still fly up there real quick though.
>>1752596Bulbapedia sources from pokedex entries, which are infamous for 5' 7" tall Charizards and Wailords that are lighter than air.
You look up at the tree canopy. It’s a little tight, but you have an idea.“Keira?”“Hmm?”“Could Tropius make it up there?”She considers the question for a moment, and looks over to Tropius. Tropius wasn’t really paying attention and is suddenly self conscious of all the attention.“What do you think, Tropius?” She asks“You don’t have to if you don’t want to. It’s a bit crowded up top. But if you give me a hand up I’d appreciate it.”Tropius looks up, then nods. She’s in.You climb aboard and she lifts you off the ground. You resist the urge to grab on tightly as you fly up into the air with more speed than you expected. She gets you most of the way up, but a gust of wind moves a branch into her wings and you’re suddenly jerked backwards. You reach out on reflex and miss a branch, but get your foot caught instead. You’re hanging upside down and confused as everyone shouts and Murkrow’s caw.You get your senses about you a moment later and see that Keira retrieved her pokemon. That gives you a huge sense of relief.“Are you okay?” Laki shouts up.You check yourself. Besides being upside down, probably 25 feet up in the air, and shaken, you’re fine. “Yeah.”“I’ll come get you. Hold on!.” Hana says. She tests her weight on a branch and the tree shakes.“Wait. You’re too heavy.” Abigail says.Keira offers to go up. She could make it easily, but she’s not that strong, though. Laki is looking in her her tent to see if she can make something that will offer a soft landing for you, while looking over the pokemon to see if any of them have any moves or abilities that can help.Mace fires off a jet as an offer and way to get your attention. Bella uncharacteristically You feel a little humiliated. The girls debate on what to do to help you out. It seems like no matter what you do, your luck always puts you in a position where you’re emasculated or a burden or something. You don’t know if that’s objectively true or not, but right now you don’t exactly feel very manly. Maybe you can just get out and recover your pride and footing.You slip a little. Maybe it’s not worth the pride to try to fix it yourself.>You can get yourself out. You just need to pull yourself up>A soft landing sounds nice. Go with Laki’s idea>Ask Hana to come get you. She’s strong>Ask Keira to come help. She won’t disturb the branches>Maybe Mace has enough rocket power to help after all>Something else
>>1752633>Pull yourself up
>>1752633>You can get yourself out. You just need to pull yourself upif anyone has a pokemon that can make a web with string shot, it might be a good idea
>>1752633>Bella uncharacteristically Butt>You can get yourself out. You just need to pull yourself up
>>1752633>>You can get yourself out. You just need to pull yourself up>Bella uncharacteristicallyuncharacteristically whats?
>>1752633>Bella uncharacteristically...>You can get yourself out. You just need to pull yourself up
>>1752633>Maybe Mace has enough rocket power to help after all
>>1752633>Ask Keira to come help. She won’t disturb the branches
>>1752633>Ask Keira to come help. She won’t disturb the branchesFalling down, soft landing or not, puts us back at square one. And Keira could use the ego boost.
>>1752633>You can get yourself out. You just need to pull yourself up
>>1752633>>You can get yourself out. You just need to pull yourself up
>>1752633>You can get yourself out. You just need to pull yourself up>A soft landing sounds nice. Go with Laki’s ideaA safe landing should be a part of all these plans.
>>1752647>>1752648[Oops. Meant to say that Bella was uncharacteristically nervous about watching you dangle.]
>>1752633>>You can get yourself out. You just need to pull yourself up>>A soft landing sounds nice. Go with Laki’s ideatry yourself but have a soft landing prepared.
[Give me another series of rolls, please!]
Rolled 81 (1d100)>>1752719
Rolled 43 (1d100)>>1752719
Rolled 48 (1d100)>>1752719
Rolled 98 (1d100)>>1752719
>>1752730I swear the fourth roll seems to get bonuses...
>The girls are to busy trying to discuss how to save Herb to notice he's pulled himself up and is already climbing.
>>1752738>he says, after getting an 81, the run after a nat 100N E V E R L U C K Y
>>1752608Wailord weighs 877 lbs. People just don't account for the buoyant force when calculating density, so they get weird numbers.Although yes, the pokedex does like to say "hieght" when it means "length" or "wingspan." That's why the ORAS dex is the best, it actually shows a size comparison.Why didn't we just have Keira bring Murkrow down in the first place?
>>1752818Part of the confusion comes from the gen 3 pokedex, which if I remember right also had a height comparison, but still took the measurements to always be height.
>>1752818Because we are idiots and Herb is on a "I need show how manly I am!" kick.
You look down.“Everyone, relax. It’s fine. Just a small hiccup. I can get out.”“Don’t push yourself, Soft Hands.” Laki says with some worry.“He means it.” Keira says to the others.“I know he means it, but you never mean to slip and fall and break your legs.”“I’ve got spares.” Hana jokes. “But really Herb. Be careful. I can come get you if you want.”You appreciate the thought, but you’re starting to think they’re making too big of a deal out of this. You flex your legs so you’re pressing against the branch in case you slip, then bring your torso up, and finally, grab onto the branch above you. Your arms have just about enough strength to pull you up despite the awkward angle, and you find yourself righted before you know it.“Tada.” You say down to them.“Good job, blonde.” Abigail shouts up. “Now careful when you come down. I don’t want to be the only mainlander out here.”You crawl up the last few feet to where the Murkrow’s sister should be. You have to do a double take at her, though. Besides the broken wing, she's also really terribly obese. The other Murkrow is already up there explaining what’s going on to her.She looks at you in surprise, and offers you her wing. She looks grateful for the companionship, even if it’s a visit from a strange human.“Hold on. We’ll take you down so I can get a better look.” The last thing you want is to try to heal her while hanging on. It tends to make you tired and takes a lot of concentration.You’re able to get her down much easier, despite needing an arm to hold her and her impressive weight. She clings hard with her good wing and talons, but is surprisingly trusting.When you get down, you see a problem. “The wing has already healed.” Keira says it out loud for you. “It just healed wrong.”“What...what does that mean?” Abigail asks.“We need to break it and heal it again.” Laki states plainly. This sets off a mad series of loud objections from Murkrow. You don’t need Keira to translate. In fact, you'd feel uncomfortable hearing her repeat what are surely some very bad words coming from him.“Calm down.” She tells him. Or rather, warns him.He eventually does, but only after it’s clear that nobody is making any moves to hurt her. She holds her wing in tightly though.
>>1752834“Can you heal it anyway?” Hana asks.“I don’t know. I don’t think I can heal things that are already healed, like scars or...” You realize you’re looking at her arm, “umm, yeah.”“Couldn’t hurt to try.” Laki offers.Abigail is still curiously watching this, wondering what everyone means.“It might.” Hana says back. “What if it goes wrong? Or takes more energy than Herb has?”The Murkrow siblings both seem to be into the idea of trying anyway. They let their guard down.>Try anyway>You’ve got to convince them to let you break the wing to reset it>Try breaking it now while they’re guard is down. You’re man enough for that, right? It’s the kind of decisive thing you should be doing>Sorry Murkrow. This is beyond you.>Something else
>>1752838>You’ve got to convince them to let you break the wing to reset it
>>1752838>You’ve got to convince them to let you break the wing to reset itIf we don't do this she is very likely to never fly again.
>>1752838>>You’ve got to convince them to let you break the wing to reset itbut ultimately leave it up to them
>>1752838>>You’ve got to convince them to let you break the wing to reset it
>>1752838I'm not sure breaking the wing again is a good idea, even in healthy humans the shock from breaking a limb can cause one to enter a state of shock and cause a rapid degeneration of health. Attempting it with an obese Murkrow could be even worse.
>>1752838>You’ve got to convince them to let you break the wing to reset itI can't promise it won't hurt. Because it will, probably a lot. But if we don't do it, that will be your life from now on. Up in that tree. Forever.
>>1752838>Try healing it.>If that doesn't work, take her to a pokemon center and DONT BREAK IT YOURSELF. WE ARE A MAGIC BOY, NIT A SURGEON.
>>1752838Actually, changing my vote.Why don't we just demonstrate that we are able to aura heal to the Murkrows, even if just a little bit? Once they know we have the MAGIC POWER they might be more willing to have it rebroken.Ultimately it's still up to them.
>>1752838>>1752851This is a good point.Can we try probing it or something with our healing? See if it's possible to fix it as is, or if she's healthy enough to try rebreaking it?
[That's all for tonight. I'm not sure about the next thread, but will be working on getting at least one of the bins out this week. Everything depends on things I'm waiting to hear back about. If there is one before Saturday, it'd be on Wednesday or Thursday. I'll try to answer any general questions posted here when I can and as always, appreciate any comments, criticisms, and advice.]
wonder if we could heal obesity given enough energy. Might be worth a shot.I don't mean dissolve the fat, but repair the harm it's done. A cut is a lot easier to fix than an enlarged heart
>>1752872Thanks for running Gobble, had tons of fun!
this makes me velly uncomfortable
I hope we all know this is the time we roll a 1 on the healing. Or like a 30 max.
>>1752842>>1752844>>1752846>>1752847>>1752849>>1752852>>1752856>>1752862>>1752868>>1752869There's free, actual healthcare for Pokemon. Am I missing something? Why would we do this instead of taking her to a real orthopedic surgeon?>>1752872Could you answer >>1750240 ?
>>1752872Thanks for running, Gobble!
>>1752885Well a few things. The closest town isn't exactly a well off place and wild Pokemon tend to be hard to get into Pokemon Centers.
>>1752885Murkbro trusts us because we've been kind and helpful to him, and may not be as inclined to trust a stranger, assuming that we could even find a willing to work on murkrow, along with all the consequences that could come from rebreaking the wing.
>>1752885Because we're on the shithole island where the Pokémon center consists of a Mr. Mime spamming Heal Pulse.
>>1752885I'm pretty sure pokemon need to be in apokeball at pokemon centers. Plus I don't think Murkrow trusts us quite that far. Also, the state of that last pokemon center...
>>1750240[Yup! The general rule I like to run with is that the harder a move would be to get in game, the more difficult it is for training in the quest. But yes.Gobble would need some serious training and work to do that, but maybe a tutor could help or just working on putting him in the right mindset.]>>1752889>>1752879[Thanks for coming!]
>>1752872thanks for running gobble!
>>1752872How are those other Murkrows/Snorlax feeling right now?
>>1752874I feel like that just incentive-izes her not getting in shape on her own. Like, why work out when you can just have the damage done to you healed every so often.
>>1752890>>1752894>>1752897Man, I guess. My first instinct would be to try taking her back to Proff. Palm. Get her on some anesthetic, get an x-ray to make certain you're not breaking the bone in a new place.Maybe I'm underestimating their distrust for other humans/willingness to be temporarily caught and carted across Loanah, or underestimating Herb's healing and our luck. Or I'm overestimating Gobble's cruelty. Still, I'd think we'd at least ask about going to an expert.>>1752915We seriously need to teach these Murkrow about proper diet and exercise.How do other anons feel about putting in some work to teach Gobble the elemental punches?
>>1752945The Prof that is a few islands over?
>>1752945We do have several people with pokedex's. We could just do a video call and get the prof's opinion that way.
>>1752950Yes, over on Kaitwe, our friend and the man with the most access to tech in Loanah, barring Val's dad.>>1752983Sounds good to me. Anything beats>immediate field surgeryBah, I'm probably harping on about this to excess.Do any of you guys have an idea of who you'd like to see as an aura tutor for Herb? I think a Slowking would be cool. Although, Kat did say she was visiting a friend here. Getting some lessons from Jenean would be perfect if she could teach us aura massages.
>>1753011I'd prefer to learn on our own as much as possible. If our Aura is going to be focused on healing the most then something that does healing would make sense.
>>1752913[Snorlax; in no particular order is confused, sore, hungry, and upset. How did it get so destroyed? Is it still going to get more free food? Where's a good place to nap?Murkrows: Humiliated, scared, upset, plan-hatching]
>>1753011A Lucario would be a pretty cool 6-7th pokemon and would be great for aura related stuff.I'm still holding out on that Misdreavus but Murkrow has made some pretty heavy advances in my desire to eventually ask him to join us. Though I don't want him to regret ever getting stuck with us, I like the idea of him coming around for years after this to keep trading with Herb and talk, like there's a perch at the cafe for him specifically to hang out on.Calling the Prof. is probably the best idea right now though before making any more decisions. Really wanna catch up with the dude too, it's been a while.
>>1752901Hey Gobble, your country is on fire and now my state has the worst air quality in America because of all the smoke. Is the sky an impenetrable grey over there too?Could you maybe put out the fire? Or put the smoke away? K thanks.>>1753041I love how Herb keeps making friends with wild Pokemon. I really liked it when, in the last quest, Vance's Sneasel had us battle using it. It'd be pretty sick to do an episode where Herb gets in a jam and Sharpedo, Hydriegon, Tauros, Kek champion, and Murkrow back him up until we can get back to our pokemon.Or like, we need character witnesses and the whole ecosystem shows up to vouch for us.
>>1753070It's illegal in lumberjackland to put out fires or use funds for the purpose of potentially putting out fires.You'll just have to get used to the orange moon.
>>1753036I feel kinda bad for snorlax... getting taken advantage of is no fun
>>1753080Wait, disregard the moon part. The rest still applies.
>>1753041Seconded on the Lucario, but only if there's an arc involved.
What did sorbet think of hobbled 1 hit ko of snorelax?
>>1753036How are the girls getting along with Glaceon and Bergmite?
>>1753201It didn't really feel like getting taken advantage of, it was getting paid in food for services rendered, seems like the Murkrow put into practice what they had learned.
>>1753070>Hey Gobble, your country is on fire and now my state has the worst air quality in America because of all the smoke. Is the sky an impenetrable grey over there too?[Not happening near me. But thanks. To be honest Canada really doesn't deserve any reputation for any pristine wilderness. Anything that's pristine is only that way because we haven't gotten to fucking it up Chinese style yet because we're all hugging the border for warmth.]>>1753201[Yeah. But he knew the risks. He's not a good or bad 'mon, just a mon getting paid to do a job.]>>1753549[Very impressed, a little frightened, and a little overwhelmed. She did not see that coming. She's still sort of figuring out how this changes her perspective of him]>>1753614[Okay so far. They haven't had that much time to get to know each other. They're planning on doing some training together, though]
>>1755359It's nice to hear you're not on fire.I'm excited for the next episode: "Herb and friends vs. the obesity epidemic."Actually, come to think of it, I wonder what our other pokemon think of One Punchlax. If I had to hazard a guess:Dice: happy his friend is okay.Mace: wow, there really is new things to seeGobble: holy shit this goes against what I knew about myself. Where did that come from?Bella: I'm not sure, but I bet she's glad poison resists fighting, fighting is a scary type.
>>1755399>Implying Gobble didn't believe in himself because Herb believed in him.Stronk /fit/ snorlax incoming. He outa train with Laki.
>>1755412New evolution discovered: Punchlax.
>>1755541>>1755412So, I take it you guys would be interested in teaching Gobbo the elemental punches?
>>1755702Yes. I want him to be able to cook with his fists.
>>1755412I'll be honest? I'd be entirely okay with mega evos for just one or two of our mon and I could easily see a Roserade and Snorlax OC mega. I'd -LOVE- to see people's reactions to this small kid discovering completely unheard of evolutions.
>>1755861If there were an OC snorlax mega, I would want it to be themed around sleep-fighting, and gain the comatose ability, and the psychic type.Megas can gain about 100 base stats, so I would have it add 45 to defense and special attack, and 10 to speed.Thematically it works because of how munchlax eats, snorlax sleeps, and mega snorlax sleeps so deeply it comes back around the other end and becomes active again.Other dream pokemon like drowzee, hypno, and darkrai are themed around manipulating dreams, not having them.Mechanically, it allows you to switch off the fighting weakness, and puts snorlax's defense up to par with his special defense. The special attack boost allows use of moves like psychic and shadow ball to their full use.
>>1755952Man I love normal types. Seems like people like to undercut them but they're so cool to me. Can use all sorts of moves, too, or at least it seems that way to me.
>>1756155Normal types are cool, strong moves, and they get sweet dark type moves and other cool stuff. Very strong starter mons and even a bunch of them are great all game long.
>>1756155Normal types really do get great access to TMs. You can slap flamethrower/ice beam/solar beam onto tons of them. It's a solid defensive typing too with only one weakness.
>>1755952Yeah, but then Ghost moves get normal effectiveness, not to mention he'll be weak to bug- or dark-type moves.
>>1755952I'd rather be didn't go the sleep forever all the time route.
>>1756494If he's Normal/Psychic then he's still immune to Ghost, and if pure Psychic he's weak to ghost.
>>1756494That's not how immunities work. It'd be immune to ghost still. And he would gain a psychic resistance. And if we were putting him up against a bug or dark, we could choose to not mega.>>1756630I mean, the mega evolution does end when the fight's done. I'd be interested if you have an idea for the mechanics of fit megalax though.
>>1755861>>1755952I'm not into the idea of OC megas or evolutions.In fact I don't want Herb to get into megas at all.
>>1756832I mean...MEga evolution is meant to be about being closely bonded and thinking alike to your pokemon right? We're LITERALLY teaching Gobble how to be a cook and the little dude has always been about pushing himself, just like Herb.I'm not saying it's likely that we'll get into mega evos or anything but I'm saying that it'd be cool and that the one we're most likely to do it with is Gobble.
>>1756855Gobble changed how megas are from the games. Sun & Moon made megas out to be basically stone powered combat drugs that turn your Pokemon into a mindless monster. But I also hope we don't focus too much on Megas like Kat did.
>>1756855Sure but it's also been established that not Megaing doesn't mean we are any less bonded and close to our pokemon.The way I've seen it is that it's just something some people can do, like psychics or aura readers. And with Herb getting more into the aura stuff I'd rather do that than split off into Megas as well.
>>1756832I think they could be cool, but at minimum they are a long ways off, and they're probably not needed.
>>1756864That's because sun and moon had to make z moves interesting, so they made megas terrible because that's the only way to make z moves interesting. It's a whole load of shit
>>1755952This idea is all wrong for Gobble. He's becoming less and less sleepy, and even though he loves to eat, his life doesn't revolve around it. If he gained a type through any means, it should be fighting, for his willpower and his punches.In fact, can we train his ability? I'd live it if he could have Iron Fist.
>>1756925We can't give up Thick Fat before we go to the ice gym though.
>>1756927Why not both? The Pokemon tabletop games have a system for giving Pokemon multiple abilities as they level. In fwcy, in the system Pokemon only get access to theirbhidden ability at level 40 or something like that.
>>1756932I mean in the last quest the super late game had us possibly training our Pokemon to switch abilities, I'm just joking about it. But I also want to work on our fundamentals more.
>>1756925Well, just switching between abilities that a pokemon could normally have was a champion-level tactic. Giving Gobble Iron Fist, while I will not call it impossible, would be very difficult.I still like the normal/psychic sleepwalker, but I'd love to hear any ideas for a punchlax mega's mechanics.>>1756932PTU is super kind to Shedinja with abilities.
Herb needs to makes s'mores for everyone sometime.
>>1756925It's a good idea for a Mega Snorlax. Gobble is more likely to become a Herb-Snorlax, though. Don't know if that means his ability would have to be Battle Bond.
>>1757086I'm pretty attached to Thick Fat. I'd be okay replacing it with a mega's ability temporarily, but I'd prefer not to replace it completely with Battle Bond.
>>1757112Meh, Thick fat is pretty situational, and Iron Fist would be amazing almost 100% of the time.
>>1758184Iron Fist, if we get it, would be something we get in the final training sessions. If we try to get it now we will gimp Gobble's training just to give him a second ability that we may not always use.
>>1758184>thick fat >something that gives two resistances to common types >situational >thinks ironfist is good Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. I'll take has never played pokemon for $100
Bin suggestions:More Hana/Laki one on ones. Like their time searching for the bundle, or their gym battle. The bin during the final battle of the waifu war was good stuff, but something post-harem would be tasty.Pokemon/Pokemon interactions. I wanna see Mace being a grandpa to the others, get into Dice's headspace some more, see Gobbo marvel at his upset win, see the girls bond.Or we could go even more tangential and get Nincada's thoughts on evolution. Has Keira talked to him about it at all yet?Actually, the gang's pokemon's thoughts on evolution would make a pretty great anthology of short blurbs. We know how Mace feels about it, and it's a really interesting part of his character, so it would be neat to see everyone else's. I wanna see a Xatu or the all-seeing-Espurr peer into the Herb/Polu timeline.Hana visiting Kat/Robin if it doesn't happen on camera.A story about our mom's journey, or our sister's.It would be nice to see how Hydriegon/Sharpedo/Tauros/Kek Champ/Pohoa/Nice Prostitute are doing.
>>1762087I read that as>It would be nice to see how Hydriegon/Sharpedo/Tauros/Kek Champ/Pohoa prostitutes are doing.
Thread today?Pray to Gobble.