http://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 (Roserade)Dice (Croconaw)Sorbet (Vulpix)Location: A small ocean-side clearing on Tabo IslandRecently: You and Laki are double-battled Kat and Robin, Kat gave you some battling advice sorta, you learned about aura massage and bonded a little with Robin.
You decide it’s crazy to just sleep out in the cold, and you carefully try to slide your way in between Laki and Hana. When it becomes clear that you’re not going to get in without moving them a little, you go ahead and take that risk, lifting arms and gently moving both of them over.“Mrnegh?” Hana asks. At least, it sounded like a question.“Sorry.” You whisper, pushing yourself under the covers.“Mrenshgthsfdsf.” She mumbles, throwing a bit of blanket over you and turning around so you spoon her.And that’s it. You worried about inconveniencing them, but if anything, Hana appreciated the chance to give you some blanket. You imposed a little and things worked out fine.Laki grabs you from behind, making you her little spoon, and you fall asleep.The next morning is a flurry of activity. The adults will be leaving soon. Hana somehow slinked out before you woke up and is talking to, or rather, being talked at by Robin and Kat. You can’t hear it, but based on the body language it soundsVance has taken it upon himself to get breakfast going, which you really should be thankful for but actually feel a bit left out on. “That friggin’ guy.” Laki says, looking at Vance. “He’s a real piece of work. Strutting around like he didn’t pull what he pulled last night.”“What do you mean?” Your heart explodes into a beating frenzy.“Last night he talked to me privately, and said he recognized me. Well, I couldn’t really hide it so I asked if he remembered my...performance at the games pole vaulting. He recognizes me and we get to talking. I’m trying to change the subject, but he just can’t take a hint.” She looks back to you. You nod to let her know you’re following along. There’s a strange sense from her that this should be enough, but she continues. “So this guy goes on about how if I wanted, he’d sponsor me and even help me find a coach to go back to the next games. How we shouldn’t ‘give up on our dreams’ and he ‘understood how I felt’ but that ‘the option is always there if I change my mind.” She looks at you again, expecting a reaction. “Can you believe that jerk?”You’re positive you didn’t miss anything she said, but what she said doesn’t make sense. It sounds like he was a nice guy and didn't do anything wrong. But she’s so mad!“I should go give him a piece of my mind...” she starts to push herself up.>Uh, yeah. What a jerk! I guess? You support her and whatever she says>It doesn’t sound like he did anything wrong, though>Wait! You’ll go talk to him for her>Uh, maybe she should let it go>Something else
>>2299772>but based on the body language it soundssounds what?
>>2299772>I think he was trying trying to be supportive
>>2299772>language it soundsYou forgot to finish the sentence there Gobbs. Sounds what?>Uh, yeah. What a jerk! I guess? You support her and whatever she says.>You’re making Laki uncomfortable, cut it out man!Vance is a big boy he can figure it out what he did.
>>2299779[Dang. "Based on the body language, it looks like it's about her artificial parts. Probably a reminder about taking care of them, if Hana's bored expression is anything to go by."]
>>2299772>It doesn’t sound like he did anything wrong, thoughadd >>2299782
>>2299772>It doesn’t sound like he did anything wrong, thoughVance just being the bro he always was.
>>2299788Back up the waifu but mention >>2299782Then provide her with the set up, kneel behind Vance for the proper push flip maneuver.
“Uhh...” You try to think of the right way to say this.“Uh what?” She asks, looking a little suspicious.Well, you’ve been more assertive lately. All you’re doing here is offering you opinion. There’s nothing wrong with that. You can do it. She’ll respect you more for being honest. “It doesn’t really sound like he did anything wrong. It sounds like he was actually trying to be really supportive.”“Which is doing something wrong!” Laki grabs your shoulders but stops herself from shaking you. “Ugh! It makes me so frustrated!”You think you now finally understand how Pokemon can get so confused that they hurt themselves. You’re completely lost. “But...why?”She gives you a look. A look that tells you that you’re lucky she likes you. But something changes, and the fire in her eyes cool just a bit. “I just....now I don’t have any excuses. The first time I went, all sorts of people helped me here and there to get me the fees and flight in. After the games, I couldn’t look most of those people in the eye again, let alone ask for donations to go a second time. Nobody would expect me to. Dad even let it go. And now... now what do I do? I can’t go back! He knows I messed it up hard. Didn’t he think for a second that I don’t want a sponsor, or a way to get one?” She sighs. “What am I supposed to tell my dad now That I actually do have a way to try again? It’s not like I can lie to him. And...what do I tell myself?”>Vance didn’t know. You’ll go chat with him>Maybe she should consider it. Give the games another chance>She’ll figure it out. In the mean time, have a massage while everyone gets ready to leave>Give her some alone time to think about it. Go talk to Clair/Robin/Kat>Something else
>>2299875>Maybe she should consider it. Give the games another chance>Give her some alone time to think about it. Go talk to Clair/Robin/KatClair. For the sake of giving all three equal time.
>>2299875>Ask yourself if you really wanted to do this? Last time you said you did not. If no tell him you're just no interested in trying again. If yes, give it a shot.
>>2299875>If you don't want to do it again, don't. It's your life make your choice, damn what others want, including your father.
>>2299875>She’ll figure it out. In the mean time, have a massage while everyone gets ready to leave.That stuff was a life time ago and she has a lot on her plate now. Like getting massages by her attentive boyfriend, or massages from her boyfriends other girl friend, or ogling pretty blonds. Tons of stuff.
>>2299875>If she doesn’t want to go, or doesn’t know if she wants to go, Vance will have to accept that.>She’ll figure it out.>Go talk to Claire. You didn’t get to talk to her like you did the others.
>>2299875>Something else"If you think you want to go back, then now you have an in, if not then that's fine too. You owe anyone one anything. No point in doing it if your heart isn't in it anyway. I'll support whatever choice YOU make, not one someone else made for you."
“Is it such a bad idea?”Her soften glare harden’s right back up as she turns to you.You flinch. “I mean, to consider it. Not that you have to. But if you do, I’ll back you a hundred percent. And if you don’t,” you start this sentence right away, before she can react, “I’ll still back you a hundred percent. So don’t worry about me, or your dad, or anyone else. Do what you want for your own sake. Go where this takes you.” You put a hand on her chest, over her heart.“Are...are you asking for sex right now?”You retracted your hand. “No! I mean, I didn’t mean-”She smiles. She got you. She takes your hand. “Too easy, Soft Hands. I get what you’re saying. I just hate having the choice. It’s a lot easier when I can just move on without one.”You squeeze her hand, then cup her face, lifting her chin a little. “You’ll figure it out. I have faith in you.”She doesn’t say anything and just looks at you. Not knowing how to react, you pat her on the head. She does nothing for a moment and then pushes her head into it a little before getting embarrassed and throwing you had away.“Jeez Soft Hands! What are you doing?” She blurts out through a smile she can’t overpower.You leave her to think it over, giving her some precious time alone. Not really sure where you’re going yourself, you find your feet leading you towards Clair.The very bright sunlight on her pale skin covers any imperfections or wrinkles she might have, like strategic lighting on so many older model profiles. Still, you always felt that the very soft laugh lines she’s starting to get on her face are graceful and more beautiful. That she still looks relatively young, but she’ll age very well.She turns to you, suddenly looking in a good mood. “Well well. Hana’s squeeze who puts the squeeze on Robin. What can I do for you?”>Apologize to Robin for me, I’m too embarrassed>Ask her for advice on caring for Gardevoir>Ask for battle advice. She probably has a lot, even if she’s not a champion>Can she teach you anything about psychic powers?>Ask her about Vance. They look related, despite the massive size difference>Something else
So, just a reminder about a few loose ends:Has Hana told the fosters about how she isn't staying with family?We should call our mom, especially after Robin was going on about how much radio silence worries her.We haven't done that seed blessing thing.We should ask Laki what the name of her and Hana's relationship is.>Ask her for advice on caring for GardevoirHas Gardevoir met Clair's Gardevoir? Also, I think "caring for" might be a bit of a weird phrasing since she's not our pokemon, but we do want to help out our friend with a problem that we don't really understand.
>>2300020>Apologize to Robin for me, I’m too embarrassedbe really embarrassed about it though>Ask her for advice on caring for Gardevoir
>>2300020>Apologise for the thing with Robin>Ask her for advice on caring for Gardevoir>Ask her about Vance. They look related, despite the massive size differenceMeta, we know but Herb doesn't.
>>2300044>>2300048>>2300052Cowards! (Plus I wanna see Herb stammer out his apology.)
>>2300020>Ask her for advice on caring for Gardevoir>>2300056Alright fine. But if Robin explodes it's your fault.
>>2300052Seconding following up the loose ends in>>2300040
>>2300056I'm specifically voting for claiming responsibility to Clair and apologising for it. We can apologise to Robin before they leave.
>>2300020>>Ask her for advice on caring for Gardevoir>Ask her about Vance. They look related, despite the massive size difference
You need to archive the last thread gobble!
>>2300020>She doesn’t say anything and just looks at you. Not knowing how to react, you pat her on the head. She does nothing for a moment and then pushes her head into it a little before getting embarrassed and throwing you had away.Cute!
>>2300020>Apologize to Robin for me, I’m too embarrassedWhoops, forgot the vote.
“You’re lucky I don’t make you think you’re a Magikarp for trying anything on my woman.” She folds her arms and gives you a look that reminds you a little of Laki.Your body offers a polite, nervous laugh at her joke, but your soul screams out in terror. She is just fooling with you, right? After getting fooled with so often you hope you’re developing a sense for it, at least. “Really though, I’m sorry.”Clair lets her arms drop. She opens her mouth to make a comment, but seeing the sincerity on your face she restrains herself and just says one word. “Accepted.”“Umm, could you give my apology to Robin, too?”She shakes her head. “No way, kiddo. It doesn’t mean anything if it’s not from you. Besides, she’s easy. You could disfigure her and she’d apologize to you for bleeding on your clothes.”That doesn’t make you feel better, but you appreciate the thought. You decide to change the subject. “Can I ask you something?”“No, I wouldn’t actually destroy your brain.”“No, no that.” But that’s relieving to know, even if the implication that she -can- do it is still in the air. “I was going to ask if you had any advice for Gardevoir. I saw you two talking earlier, and that you have one.”She shakes her head again. “‘fraid I can’t help you there, either. That one and mine are nothing alike. Mine’s really a sarcastic jerk, to be honest.” She pauses for a moment, listening. Then she mouths a response to someone else. “Well you are! No. Yes! You're always so difficult! Like right now!”“Clair?” You wave a hand in front of her face.“Right.” She turns her attention back to you. “My point is she just needs some friends and there’s nothing Gardevoir specific you can do. You’re a good kid though, she’ll be fine with you and your crew. But between you and me, make sure Hana understands she -just- needs a friend, nothing more.”You cock your head, not really sure what she means by that. Clair laughs, but coughs and looks like she might have said too much. She brushes off your questioning look. “Oh-oh yeah. When Hana was little she said she was going to marry my Gardevoir. I think Kat as the video somewhere. It was adorable.” She coughs. “That’s all I was talking about.”(continued)
>>2300178>“No, no that.”Suppose to be "No, not that", right?
>>2300178“Well, okay.” That sounds a little embarrassing, but also really cute. “Hey, are you and Vance related, by the way?”“What gave it away? My huge muscles or his impressive brain?” She smirks. “Yeah. Good eye. I look after the big lug. Well, not so much these days, I pawn a lot of it off on Jeanine. She’s good for something, I guess.”“Look after? Is he...all there?” You hope this isn’t a sensitive subject. He seemed perfectly fine before, but maybe he has something you didn’t notice. Maybe he has episodes of lucidity or something.“What? No. I was just being...” A smile creeps onto her face. “Yeah. That’s right.” She goes on to explain that Vance ‘isn’t all there’ and needs constant help.“I’m sorry.” You say. “It’s really nice he has you and Jeanine. Umm, did he and her marry after he got...that way or?”She covers her mouth and looks away. The way her body is shaking and she hides her face, you can only assume this is painful for her. The others wave you and Clair over. It’s time to say goodbye. They’re leaving. If you have anything privately to talk about with any of them for anything more than a quick exchange, now’s the time.>Wait, one last word with Clair>Wait, one last word with Robin>Wait, one last word with Kat>Wait, one last word with Jeanine>Wait, one last word with Vance>Something else[You'll have a chance for a quick apology scene with Robin even if you don't pick her]
>>2300190[You suppose correctly!]
>>2300194>Wait, one last word with VanceGet some recipes from Vance. He seems to know his shit.Also>>2300190Butt, please!
>>2300194>>Wait, one last word with Jeanine>Does she have any advice how to keep up your training? You never did even get a chance to ask about how your potential unlocking works. But you want to pursue this opportunity of yours.
>>2300210>>2300211Wow you are fast on the butt draw, disregard my last comment. Haha
>>2300178>“No, no that.”My god she's already started.>>2300194>Wait, one last word with RobinAPOLOGIZE TO ROBIN
>>2300216Dude be calm, we'll apologize no matter what. It's what Gobble said
>>2300194>Wait, one last word with JeanineMention how strong she is. (for looking after Vance)
>>2300194>>Wait, one last word with Kat
>>2300194>Wait, one last word with Jeanine
You decide to quickly go over to Jeanine before they finish gathering their stuff. It feels like such a short visit when you want to know so much more about everyone. You hope you get a chance to see them again soon.“Jeanine!” You come running over. Sorbet follows by your heel, looking a bit overwhelmed at all the other pokemon and looking to you for safety and familiarity. Somehow, Jeanine is still able to pick her up and calm her nerves.“So cute.” She pets it. “Hey Herb. Sleep well?”“Oh, yeah. I did.” You hadn’t thought about it. It was a nice, solid sleep. You guess she can tell.“So what's up?” She hitches up a bag.>It’s a Loanan tradition to give your teacher a gift. Offer her something>Tell her that she’s strong for looking after Vance>Ask for any quick lesson she can give you>Ask about Hana and Gardevoir>Ask about your ability to unlock potential, and try it in front of her if she wants>Something else
>>2300295>Ask about your ability to unlock potential, and try it in front of her if she wants
>>2300295>Tell her that she’s strong for looking after Vance>Ask about your ability to unlock potential, and try it in front of her if she wants
>>2300295>It’s a Loanan tradition to give your teacher a gift. Offer her something. (A tasty native berry to plant.)>Ask how she found aura teachers when she was your age. You haven't even really mentioned to anyone that you can unlock potential!
>>2300295>>Ask about your ability to unlock potential, and try it in front of her if she wants
>>2300295>>Ask about your ability to unlock potential, and try it in front of her if she wants>It’s a Loanan tradition to give your teacher a gift. Offer her something(fashionable accessory)
>>2300295>Ask about your ability to unlock potential, and try it in front of her if she wants>Ask about Hana and Gardevoir>Tell her that she’s strong for looking after Vancein that order.
[Who do you wan to try to unlock the potential of?]>Sorbet>Jeanine herself>That passing off by the bush>Someone else
>>2300336Explain that third option?
>>2300336>>2300340[Caterpie by the bush*Jeez, sorry. I'm apparently drunk today somehow or something]
>>2300336>That caterpie by the bushI suspect it won't work, but if it doesn't, then Sorbet.
Rolled 24 (1d100)>>2300367
Rolled 59 (1d100)>>2300367Let's make Kami Guru proud!
Rolled 263 (1d1000)>>2300367
Rolled 94 (1d100)>>2300367
>>2300383Good job Anon!
>>2300178>You could disfigure her and she’d apologize to you for bleeding on your clothes.”I wasn't here for that and I still say that's too soon.
>>2300383We super kami guru now
“Can I show you something?” You ask her.“Yeah. Sure.” She puts her bags down, giving you her full attention. “What is it?”“Well, besides healing, I think I have another ability. I don’t really get it, to be honest, but it’s something I’ve been able to do with my other pokemon so far. And Sorbet, if you’re up for it, I’d like to try unlocking your hidden potential, too.”Sorbet blinks for a moment, but you must be giving a good vibe, because she seems to trust you here. She stands in front of you, ready to let you do whatever it is you’re going to do.You put your hand Sorbet, glancing to Jeanine quickly to make sure she’s watching. With a breath, you dive in.Sorbet is the pokemon you have the least amount of time with, and probably the one you least understand. But despite that, you find yourself easily able to find your way through the inside of her aura and reach down deeply into her potential.Sorbet is a wild pokemon at heart. You used to think that means a pokemon that might act viciously or unpredictably, but it’s not at all. She’s logical, smart, cautious, and sees life as harsh and rarely granting second chances, so she rarely takes risks.You unlock her hidden potential...>She can expel frost from her fur for a time to activate Snow Cloak and possibly freeze things around her with enough time>Amazing reflexes when it comes to moves that can target more than one pokemon>A plan to escape even when it’s normally impossible (negates moves like Mean Look or abilities like Arena Trap)>An intense fight or flight response when she’s really pressed (unpredictable, but very powerful)>Something else
>>2300435>She can expel frost from her fur for a time to activate Snow Cloak and possibly freeze things around her with enough time
>>2300435>>She can expel frost from her fur for a time to activate Snow Cloak and possibly freeze things around her with enough time
>>2300435>An intense fight or flight response when she’s really pressed (unpredictable, but very powerful)MYSTERY!More honestly>She can expel frost from her fur for a time to activate Snow Cloak and possibly freeze things around her with enough timeThis is probably going to be way more fun.
Gobble is the snow cloak like a snowy mist type deal? Could she feasibly use it as a smoke screen?
Inb4 Herb is breaking of bits of his own aura and plugging them into the auras of his pokemon, shocking Jeanine.
You sense something deep in Sorbet. A defense mechanism. A reaction to fear, but something else as well. You can see it all around her, a protective frost. A memory of something when things were simpler, and nothing could harm her.You see her alone in a scary, dangerous world. But it’s okay. Before anything can get to her, she’s being surrounded by an invincible force. A motherly force. A protective, comforting feeling that makes everything better.You open your eyes and leap back as Sorbet puffs out a small cloud of freezing mist. Your hands get very cold very fast.Sorbet looks a little apologetic. At least, you think. Her white fur under the layer of icy mist makes it hard to tell until she stops doing it.“Herb, that’s amazing!” Jeanine says.“You understood it?”She nods. “Yeah. What I don’t understand is why you needed help with massage. This is basically that, but way more advanced. And a little more...intensive.”“It is?”She takes your hand and looks you in the eye. “Herb. You have a gift. A very exploitable gift. You need to be careful. With this and the healing I...there are people out there that would do bad things to get you to do what they want. Do you understand?”“Umm, yeah, I guess.”She shakes her head. “They won’t understand how it works. I could see it as clear as day though. You were able to do that because of the bond you have with your pokemon. Your healing, I think works sort of the same way. Sort of like mega-evolution. You might be able to heal strangers, but it’s more effective with people you know and understand.”You weren’t sure if that was a factor, but she seems very confident. “I’ve healed pokemon I don’t really know.”“I bet. And I bet it’s very tiring. I bet even healing those close to you is tiring. If too many people ask this from you at once, it’s going to drain you. Permanently. I didn’t see it before but I saw it this time. You need to be careful, Herb.” She lets go of your hand and calms down a bit. “Sorry. I just...you’ve got a sweet soul, Herb. Nobody wants to see anything bad happen to you.”“Oh, well, um, thanks!” You’ve never been told that before.“Hey.” And idea hits her. “I’ve got some stuff here. I can’t stick around to help you out, but I’d feel better if you had a little edge or something to help you find your way. Take something.” She opens her bag, revealing some items.“Are you sure?”“Yup!” She nods. “Plus to be honest, I’m curious to see what you pick.”>A mirror that helps you see your own aura with ease>A crystal you can store excess energy into>A crystal that makes focusing easier>A book of symbols you don’t quite understand>A meditative toy that helps put you in a trance>Incense that inspire different moods>That’s okay. Thanks, though
>>2300515>A crystal that makes focusing easierThis'll either make things easier or put us on track to Ki blast a bitch if we really need to.
>>2300515>>A crystal that makes focusing easier
>>2300515>>A crystal you can store excess energy intoI like having a back up in a pinch. Store a little bit every-night and have something big for an emergency.
>>2300515>>A mirror that helps you see your own aura with ease
Now all we need is a Riolu to raise to finish off the aura trainer look.
>>2300515>A crystal you can store excess energy intoSo that we can pull off bigger healing jobs without borking ourself.But also>Ask what the book even is.>Ask how she recommends you pursue your gift. Is there a... school she went to for all this? A lot of the people here have their understanding of aura heavily steeped in their religion and that makes it more confusing for you.
>>2300515>A book of symbols you don’t quite understandArcane power!
>>2300515>Ask how she recommends you pursue your gift. Is there a... school she went to for all this? A lot of the people here have their understanding of aura heavily steeped in their religion and that makes it more confusing for you. totes second this! Oh and the focus crystal I guess...
>>2300560Backing asking about further learning.
>If too many people ask this from you at once, it’s going to drain you. Permanently.Jeanine don't be vague and ominous about it. You're like the one secular teacher this boy has and you're about to leave for who knows how long. Just give it to him straight.(Also the comparison to mega evolution makes me hope for cool custom megas for our Pokemon. Or for our girlfriends?)We still don't know if our healing works on ourself or if our potential unlocking works on people. We should ask her opinion if it's safe to try.
You pick a few things up, looking them over one by one. “What do you mean? About being drained permanently.”“Ah. Sorry. That’s heavy to lay on you without explaining.” Jeanine says. “What I meant was, you can exert yourself beyond what’s healthy.” She hesitates for a moment.”When you heal, you’re taking some of your energy, your deep, ‘you’ energy, and patching someone else up with it. It’s permanently gone when you do that.”“IT IS?”“Shh. Calm down. It’s okay. In this example your aura is like... like a tree. You can trim trees, and it’s even healthy a little bit. It’s okay to lose a few branches or leaves or what have you. Those leaves and those branches are gone forever. But you’ll grow more back, and ideally stronger and better placed than before. Make sense?”“I think so. How do I know if I’m going too far?”She shakes her head. “If you haven’t felt it, that means you haven't yet. It’s not a feeling I’m too familiar with, having, you know, avoided it as best I can. But it’s like becoming very cold, inside. I don’t know how else to explain it. Right now I see you just skirting the edge, and I think of you push hard or more frequently you’ll see what I mean. But everyone and what they feel in their aura is a little different.”“How did you learn so much? Is there a school you went to?”“Lots.” She says. “Most of them were more trouble than help. It’s more intimate than just a classroom can help with, if you ask me. The best thing you can do is discover your aura for yourself. But if you feel lost or confused, you can call me too, okay? Your aura is something you really do explore on your own, when it comes to the most intimate understanding. But that doesn’t mean you’re all alone, okay?”“Yeah. Thanks.” You think you understand. “Can I have this one?” You pick up shiny crystal. Just holding it seems to bring your perception of things more into focus.“Nice pick. Absolutely. It’s yours.”“Are you sure? I don-”“Yours.” She insists, putting an end to any more protests you might offer. “Come on. Everyone’s waiting on us.” She hitches up her bag and leads you to the group saying their goodbyes.“And you’re sure it’s been working okay?” Robin asks Hana. You guess it’s about her arm.“Yes!” Hana says, holding back her exasperation. “Robin it’s fine. Really.” Robin calms herself down. “You’re right. I’m sorry. I just-”Hana’s arm buzzes a little.Robin stops in her tracks and attaches something to a plug you didn’t even realize exists on Hana’s arm, over Hana’s protests. “I knew you needed an update! No need to be embarrassed.”(continued)
>>2300645“No no nonono it’s really fine.” Hana is gently pulling her arm away.“It’s dangerous.” Robin insists, pressing some buttons on whatever device she’s got hooked up. That makes Hana relent until it’s over. “Now, see if it buzzes again.”Hana, despondent, is unable to make her hand vibrate at all. She looks completely crushed.“There, all fixed.” Robin says, relieved. “I know it’s not fun, but you need to take care of your parts. Remember when my eye fell out and scared you half to death?”Hana distantly nods, not really listening. She’s just staring at her arm.“S-Sorry to impose on you all the time, but it’s because we care.” Robin insists, starting to look a little worried. “You know that, right?”Kat snaps Hana out of it with a big hug. Despite everything, that puts a smile on Hana’s face.“I know, you guys.” Hana says. “I care, too.”Hana and Robin share a hug. Clair, Jeanine, and Vance all get one too. Laki bows to Kat, but Kat just grabs her in for a hug, too. “Come on. Kids these days are too shy!”“Everyone’s shy compared to you.” Vance elbows Kat.“Very good, Vance. That’s a good observation.” Clair says with a heavily patronizing tone, covering her mouth.Vance gives her a questioning look. “Clair...”She bursts into laughter. But why is she laughing? She-Oh. Well. You guess you’ve been had. Even if you think it’s a bit inappropriate to joke about, you let out a stifled giggle yourself. She got you.Kat grabs you in a big hug too. You swear your wallet feels a little heavier after. It must have shifted in your pocket. You’ll check it out, later. “You take good care of my Hana.” Kat tells you. “And yourselves, too. Pokemon adventures are fun, but don’t let yourself get carried away. Be careful out there.”You nod. That’s good advice. “Thanks. We will.”Clair offers you a handshake. She’s got a playful, smug look still.“You’re my hero.” Abigail confesses to her, breaking the handshake.Robin is up next. “Oh. Herb.” She averts her eyes, blushing.“Hey.” you lower your voice. “About before. I’m really sorr-”“It’s fine!” She squeaks, red as a tomato and dying of embarrassment. Her voice is low to match yours. ”Accidents happen. Heh. No harm n-no foul.”“I really didn’t mean t-”“I know! And I didn’t mean-”You blush, feeling the infectiousness of her nervousness. “Of course. I’d never think that-”“N-not that you’re not a handsome young man.” Oh jeez no. “But I-”“Hey!” Clair interrupts, mercifully. “You two just going to shake hands all day?”“R-right.” Robin breaks it, still blushing and not making eye contact. She awkward pats you on the shoulder. “Y-you have a nice adventure.”“Y-you too.” You cringe at your own words as they come out of your mouth.And with that, they begin to walk towards the water.
[That’s it for tonight. Sorry it’s a short thread. We’re starting very early tomorrow though!]
>>2300655hurray, thanks for running gobble Make sure to archive
>>2300655Thanks Gobble. Herb and Robin are too cute for this world! Those awkward goofballs!
>>2300652>robin broke Hana's vibratorRobin how could you!
>>2300655Can't wait for the minor freak out when Herb and co. see Adelaide.And Hana acting embarrassed and like its no big deal.
>>2300668Robin is going to get so much more thirsty on Herb and Laki
>>2300680>>2300668I meant Hana. I have no gobble butts to offer though.
So on to Laki's Family next right?
>>2300695Laki will get injured horribly or Hana will get hurt worse than she is now.Herb will be a lifeless shell that walks and talks, but isn't really there anymore.
>>2300696This is why we need to learn how to take aura from others or otherwise store it somewhere.
>>2300721Gobble loves tragedy tho, why deny the QM?
>>2300726Gobble gets enough tragedy in just by writing about Hana.Speaking of whom, did she get up the nerve to talk to them about her aunt and uncle? Because it'll be better for them to hear it from Hana than from her family.And also, we should console her about her lost special feature. Console her vigorously.
Nooooooooo Rip magic wand function, but that we had more time...
>>2300750I'm sure she can buy a new one...
>>2300752Her arm is super powered. She's going ot have to figure out how to get in and rollback the update Robin just did.
>>2300755We'll have to buy her a new vibe tho.And not give her the remote.
>>2300739someone should console Mace! It was the only thing that could get through his rocky shell. Hana has a boyfriend with a huge dick to fuck her into sexual satisfaction.
So should I be concerned that gobble is gonna try and kill us cause we want to master aura to heal people? I mean losing bits of it's healthy cause it can your aura can grow stronger bits that are better but at the rate we heal people Herb might die. Heck Herb losing the ability to use aura might be devastating in of itself
>>2300858it's pretty explicitly a renewable resource, we just have to not go too deep
>>2300858I think it’s just Gobble being clear that we have neither a get out of jail free card nor a rare candy factory. We are a human with limits. We need to learn how to not cross them. Again, I think we should learn how to take leaves from other’s trees.
You know what I kinda want to see?Mewtwo's annual visit to Hornbeam.
>>2300880That sounds like some shady bloodsucker shit though. I'd rather just store our own.
>>2300695The worst part of this story is the Tree is completely happy with all the choices she makes. The tree would do it again.
>>2301215Hey man, if we can plaster over other people’s cuts with pieces of our soul, then it’s only fair we be able to patch ourself up with bits of other people’s souls.We just... won’t use it as a “drain life” touch attack unless we have a lot more control than we do now.
>>2301383Nah, no vampire shit. Just let it grow back the way it's suppose to. Think of the aura like a muscle. You have to tear it to make it regrow stronger, but that doesn't mean you should go around injecting stuff into it because you don't like how fast it heals. Also don't use your muscles to the point of over exertion.
>>2301391But imagine the healing we could do if we used a bit of aura from every person and Pokémon in our party. It doesn’t have to be a lifestyle or anything, just a good technique for emergencies.
>>2301409Doesn't sound safe. This is why I voted for the energy storing crystal, but no one else wanted one.
>>2301490I voted for it too. It does seem like the better option. Maybe we’ll get one of our own eventually, or find a teacher who will show us how to feed off of souls safely.
>>2301368Just like Herb would.
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>>2301703I was just looking to see if you had posted anything today.
http://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 (Roserade)Dice (Croconaw)Sorbet (Vulpix)Location: A small ocean-side clearing on Tabo Island
Before they make it all the way to the water, you see a helicopter come in from behind the treeline.“That’s my dad!” Valerie exclaims. She goes running. And so, everyone else follows as well.He emerges with a briefcase and smile. His magnificent business suit still somehow looks amazing under the beating wind from the blades.“One moment.” He yells, walking past Kat and Robin to hug Valerie. “Priorities, you understand.”“Daddy!” Valerie exclaims, hugging him back. Kat and Robin seem especially pleased, rather than insulted. Still, Kat has an air of suspicion about her. They exchange handshakes as the helicopter blades slow and it gets to be a little more reasonable to talk. Jacob, Valerie’s dad, bows too, saying it’s a habit from being in the islands too long.“Holy crap! That’s your dad?” Abigail is in total shock. “Is everyone here from some rich super family?”Hana and Valerie both shrink a little.“We were coming to meet you.” Kat says.“Nonsense. I was close by. And I couldn’t pass up a chance to see my darling.” He pats Valerie on the back.Kat exchanges a look with Jeanine and Clair. Clair shrugs. Jeanine gives an approving nod.“You’re both psychics?” He asks.“I am. Fruity-pants here is into all that useless aura stuff.” Clair says. “Not that it’s worth anything. You’re taking psychic blocking drugs, aren’t you?”“Well, I am privy to some very important business secrets.” He says. “Can’t be taking any chances.”“S-sorry about Clair.” Robin says. “We didn’t bring her too snoop. She’s just-”“Just?” Clair folds her arms.“I-I mean, very proudly our wife.” Robin quickly answers.“An aura reader? Well, that’s not something I expected, but it’s a pleasure to meet you both. Right. Well. Anyway, if you have the time, I’d love to talk now about your potential investment.”“Vispum seems like a miracle plant.” Robin says. “We’re very excited for its medical applications.”“Yeah huh. First.” Kat interrupts. “I’ve heard rumours about high level priests taking bribes from your company to smooth things along. How does that make you feel?”He looks shocked, then upset. “If that’s true, I’m very upset, and disappointed. If you know anything, please tell me. I assure you that it’s my honest intent to put a stop to that corruption.”Kat exchanges another look with Jeanine, who seems to indicate that he’s being honest.“Just rumours.” Kat says, looking more at ease. “Sorry if I came off as hostile.”(continued)
>>2301938“It’s perfectly understandable. You can’t be too careful in the business world. If you don’t mind me imposing back at you though, I’ve heard rumours of my own.” He leans in and whispers.Kat sighs for a moment, smiles and rolls her eyes, and relents. She walks to the ocean front and throws out a pokeball. “Aria, go fetch Adelaide.”She dives into the water, and a few seconds later, a massive shadow explodes out of the water. You just saw a legendary pokemon fetch another legendary pokemon.“W-wha-” Abigail is rendered speechless.Hana looks bored.Jane, whose been silent and deep in thought all morning, looks suddenly gripped in shock and lightheaded. You think she’s going to faint. You know that if she isn’t going to faint and you try to catch her, she’ll lose her mind and probably throw a punch or something.>Faint too>HOLY SHIT! (actually swear)>Try to catch her anyway>Something else
>>2301952>HOLY SHIT! (actually swear)
>>2301952>Try to catch her anyway
>>2301952>>Try to catch her anyway
>>2301952>HOLY SHIT!Geek out about the Lugia
>>2301952>>HOLY SHIT! (actually swear)
>>2301952>HOLY SHIT! (actually swear)>Rib Laki a little>We’re going to have to really prepare if we want a rematch, huh?
>>2301952>Try to catch her anywayI feel like Herb has kept his cool in front of Rayquaza and seen a lot of other intense shit, he'd probably be pretty chill about this.
“Remarkable.” Jacob says in awe.Keira just squeaks.“HOLY SHIT!” You exclaim somehow drawing eyes off of the legendary pokemon. From everyone’s reaction, you just did something more shocking than what’s in front of them. From the looks you’re getting, you think they thought you didn’t know that word or something. Like you’re just that much less innocent in everyone’s eyes.Jane falls backwards with a muffled thump. Robin rushes to her side.“Is she going to be okay?”“Y-Yeah.” Robin confirms. She lightly slaps Jane’s cheeks. Laki bends down to help and delivers a much sharper one. When she gets looks of disapproval from everyone, she looks defensive. “It worked, didn’t it?”Jane starts to come to. Robin insists she stay lying down while she recovers, and Jane looks absolutely humiliated but follows her instructions.“That...that’s insane!” Abigail shouts. “She’s so cute!”You realize she’s fawning over the small one, Aria. It basks under the attention. The massive Lugia shrugs off a huge rainstorm’s worth of water into the direction of the ocean, lower it’s head to receive a scratch from Kat.“Thank you.” Jacob says, approaching to scratch it. “I’ve never seen a legendary pokemon up close, let alone two.”“So you’ve seen one from far away?” Kat asks curiously.“Just fossils. This... This is a new experience. I’m humbled.”“We’re going to have to really prepare if we want a rematch, huh?” You say to Laki.“It’s just unfair.”Kat pats her on the back. “Legendary pokemon are just pokemon. Trust me. A bond you have with any of yours is just as meaningful.”Aria floats over to curiously look at Jane. Jane faints again. After things calm down a bit, Kat, Robin, and Jacob talk business and go off outside of earshot. You suspected it won’t take that long, given their posture.You look to your own pokemon. Dice approaches and sniffs Lugia just like he would a rock or a tree. Mace sits there, observing. Sorbet is surprised, but given no real path to run away, she just sort of keeps herself looking small and inconspicuous. She puffs out a cloud of icy mist when Gobble approaches as a reflexive, fearful reaction.Belladonna though, looks jealous. She struts around without anyone looking at her except for you, and tries to show off. She glances up at you, expectingly.“I can take her.” Gardevoir says on her behalf. “I’m fully evolved! Is she? You believe I can do it, right papa?”Papa?>It’s technically possible, you suppose>Take this opportunity to gently teach some humility to Bella>”You bet, kiddo! You’re super strong!”>Don’t comment, just pat her on the back>”Bella, don’t be disruptive. Sit down.”>Something else
>>2302133>It’s technically possible, you suppose
>>2302133>Take this opportunity to gently teach some humility to Bella.>Not today. But someday, if we train hard enough.Also>PapaOh my god.
>>2302133Gobble my heart.>Not today. But someday, if we train hard enough.>Put Bella on your shoulders.>Smile and don't stop smiling, she called you papa.
>>2302133It’s nice to see people realizing Herb’s not just some doe-eyed kid.He’s a doe-eyed young man.
>>2302133>It’s technically possible, you suppose>Take this opportunity to gently teach some humility to Bella
>>2302133>>Take this opportunity to gently teach some humility to Bella
You look down at your precious Bella.Papa.You can’t tell her no after that. Besides, maybe she can! Kat just said that legendaries are just like other pokemon. “Technically, it’s possible. I suppose.” You lift her up onto your shoulders. “I mean, you’re strong Bella, but you need to think about when to back down from a fight, and what your current limits are.”She leaps down to look you in the eyes and frowns. It melts your heart.“But if you’re aiming to be that strong, we’ve got a lot of training to do!”She looks suddenly pumped, punching the air over your head. You almost tip over.“Your first task is defeating the ticklemon!” You quickly grab her sides and tickle her as hard as you can. She giggles and kicks. Oof. Wow, she’s strong! But she’s completely weak to this attack.The girls are all making “awww” noises over something. Aria must be acting cute, you suppose. You’re too busy with Bella to pay much attention.As the little meeting Jacob, Kat, and the others ends, they head back over in your direction.He waves back to Kat and Robin. “Well, when you decide, you know how to contact me.” He gives Valerie another quick hug. “And you, stay out of trouble. Let me know how your next contest goes.” He pauses. “Say, where are the rest of you kids going next, anyway?”>You wanted to do the seed wish from the gym first>Directly to Laki’s parents on Akaneki>Eventually Laki’s parents, but you’re in no rush and will probably take some detours>You know what? Let’s visit home again! This made you miss your own parents>Something else
>>2302291>Eventually Laki’s parents, but you’re in no rush and will probably take some detours>You wanted to do the seed wish from the gym first
>>2302291>You wanted to do the seed wish from the gym first.But first>Call home and check in on everyone. You miss them now.And also>Pull Hana aside and ask if she told the girls that she wasn’t staying with her aunt and uncle. Robin seemed worried about not knowing them and they might go pay them a visit unannounced.And then we’ll go meet Laki’s family.
>>2302291>>2302313 seems to cover everything I can think of
>>2302291>>Directly to Laki’s parents on Akaneki
Man, You miss your parents. And you are looking forward to meeting Laki’s. You should call yours. You wonder how Hana really feels about-Oh right! Hana told Robin that she was staying with her aunt and uncle here. You make a mental note to talk to her about that in case Robin pays them a visit.“Well, we want to visit Laki’s parents eventually.” you say. “But first, we should probably finish the tradition from the Grass gym and plant a seed and make a wish.”“Ah! The grass gym. Yes I’ve been briefed on that one. A fine history and tradition.”“You’re not, umm, offended by the current leader?” Keira asks.“He’s entitled to his opinion.” He brushes it off. “But truthfully, I’m fascinated by the history of that gym. The islands are a unique and wonderful place, and I can understand if it makes some people a little overzealous in what they see as defending that. I’m sure, in time, like other institutions, they’ll come to see the benefits of embracing the rest of the world.”“Uh, yeah.” Keira says, falling into deep thought.“If you want, I could give you all a lift back there. Or, if you’re looking to fulfil the tradition without going back, I do have some seeds here.”“You do?” Laki asks.“Daddy invented a portable berry planter. He’s really big into botany.”“I’m only an amatuer there.” He says huimbly. “But the portable berry planter is how I got my start. A small, self-contained, tiny biosphere, making it safe for the plants to grow strong.” He sighs nostalgically.Hana pulls the image of one up on her pokedex. The words ‘a small, self-contained, tiny biosphere, making it safe for the plants to grow strong.’ is plastered on the ad.“Anyways, yes, I have some seeds here. The tradition is just to plant one and make a wish.”“That’s right!’ Keira says. “We could plant something here, in this clearing.”>Nah. You’ll go walk back to the gym>Plant a seed here>A ride back to the gym would be awesome! Thanks!>Something else
>>2302436>>Plant a seed here
>>2302436>Nah. You’ll go walk back to the gym
>>2302436>Plant a seed here
>>2302436>Plant a seed hereI wonder if we could maybe spare a few spirit leaves or a branch in this. Oh and does he have Vispum seeds?
>>2302478We probably could. All we've done so far today is one potential unlocking, and we've done several back to back before. It'd give us a chance to practice using the focusing crystal.Plus if it turns the seed into a sprout in just a few seconds that'd look cool as hell.
>>2302508It might put a target on our back though.
>>2302515For who? Jacob?
>>2302515We can probably trust Hanas family, and everyone else here knows about our stuff. Jacob least of all but his daughters going into the harem with the rest. My only worry is he might get to excited with the whole outside becomes Islander Jesus thing and would try to capitalize on that.Easy fix is we wait till he leaves or ask Kat or someone to run interference with business talk.
“Well, I don’t know about everyone else, but I’ll plant my seed here.” You say, accidentally brushing Laki as you move to take a closer look at the seeds.“Wuh-jee-woo.” Laki stutters. She must still be reeling from the legendary pokemon.“Excellent. Here.” He offers a bunch, describing each one. He sounds a lot more like a real professional than just an amatuer like he said. “We’ve got Lum berry seeds, Sitrus Berry seeds-”“And don’t forget about these!” Valerie says, pulling others from the helicopter.“Oh yes. Of course.” he says. “The vispum seeds. Oh Valerie honey, check in the back, there should be some cloning powder.”“What’s that?” Abigail asks.“You know, for making clones of plants or trees from cuttings.” Keira says. “Isn’t your town a farming community?”“Oh.” Abigail acts embarrassed. “That stuff! Yeah. Of course. I know all about that.”Jacob presents a few more seeds of various berries, and everyone takes one. Even Kat and her group are joining in.“Reminds me of Sato’s gym.” Kat says, looking nostalgic.>Plant a Lum berry. They heal all status effects. Good for the most vulnerable.>Plant a Sitrus berry, they heal damage. Good for emergencies.>Plant a vispum plant. They’re the new economic lifeblood of the islands and have lots of uses.>Plant a berry with lots of nutrition for the local pokemon. Help the local wildlife grow in it’s own way.>Make a clone of the sturdy trees. It could last hundreds of years!>Something else.
>>2302557>Plant a Lum berry. They heal all status effects. Good for the most vulnerable.
>>2302557>>Plant a Sitrus berry, they heal damage. Good for emergencies.>Give it a small pulse of aura to try out your crystal.
>>2302557>>Plant a berry with lots of nutrition for the local pokemon. Help the local wildlife grow in it’s own way.>Give it a small pulse of aura to try out your crystal.
>>2302557>>2302569This, but with a Plum berry.
>>2302586Lum*Autocorrect rears its vile head!
I just realized that Herb can utilize his aura abilities to literally add love to any dish he prepares.
>>2302602We never did get to make those souffles.
[Roll for control!]
Rolled 91 (1d100)>>2302619Experience
Rolled 10 (1d100)>>2302619
Rolled 16 (1d100)>>2302619
Rolled 74 (1d100)>>2302619
Gah, I step out for a bit and miss my shot at voting Vispum!I guess a berry bush is fine.>>2302623nice
You quickly grab a Lum berry seed and look around for a suitable spot. The berry itself isn’t the biggest deal, but what you plan to do with it is. You kneel down, make a small space to plant it, and get your new crystal out.Closing your eyes and concentrating, you try to focus extra energy into it. This seed, with your help, is going to grow strong and tall. You hold the crystal and sense, and it’s like when you put on sunglasses during a really bright day. Everything is much clearer, and there’s no blinding glare.You let the energy flow into the seed, filling it to the brim. You’d assume this was all in your imagination if you weren’t feeling it in such a real way.You open your real eyes and plant the seed, sprinkling on a little water. For a second, you almost expect it to burst out of the ground, but nothing happens. You guess that’d be just too unrealistic. Still, you sense this plant is going to do well.“What did you wish for?” Hana asks, startling you. You must have really been out to lunch if Hana snuck up on you.Oh right. A wish!>Wish for even better aura control>Wish for better luck>Wish for Jane to find more inner peace>Wish for even better stamina when it comes to the girls>Wish for more unique encounters on your journey>Something else
>>2302679>>Wish for Jane to find more inner peace
>>2302679>wish that the two dragons were at peace, with each other and the world.
>>2302679>>Wish for even better aura controlI wanna get good enough to give aura-gasms and do body swaps and take aura from others and see aura and all that cool shit.
>>2302679>Wish for even better stamina when it comes to the girlsI mean its something we want, so its not just for them. assertive steps... baby assertive steps.
>>2302679>>Wish for everyone to find more inner peaceBasically everyone has some problems. Keira is having a crisis of faith, Laki is still torn from her old failures, Hana still lacks any reasonable amount of self-esteem. And Jane is Jane.Spread peace on earth. It's the Herb way.
>>2302679>Wish for the Rayquaza to find inner peace.Jane will get there on her own.
>>2302679>Wish for Jane to find more inner peace
>>2302679You know what, I'll change to this>>2302692
>>2302679>Something elseTo make Hana and laki happy
>>2301053Oh how I second this.
“I haven’t wished yet.” You tell her, and close your eyes.You dig deep down and think of what everyone around you needs. Jane and her...issues are pretty prominent, although you wonder what her and Kat talked about because she seems pretty lost in thought this morning. Laki is still clearly torn about her time at the games, and you wish you could help her find her answers. Hana, despite being such a wonderful person still has such self-esteem problems. And although you’re not as close, you feel there are things going on with Valerie, Abigail, Polu, and others too.You wish that everyone can just find some inner peace. What that means exactly, you’re not sure, but you just want them all to feel better about themselves and their problems.It feels like a weight off of your chest. You open your eyes again. You feel like that wish really landed, somehow. Like it, as well as the plant, will spring up one day with a little patience.Hana smiles, not pressing you about your wish. “I forgot. It doesn’t come true if you say it out loud.” She says, gently snuggling into you for a moment.“Woah! PDA!” Kat teases.“Kat!” Hana pushes away from you, embarrassed.“Awww, I was kidding. It’s my prerogative, isn’t it? It’s me. Come on.” She slaps Clair and Robin on the rear playfully. “Well, erm, yes. I’m afraid I must be going.” Jacob says. “Can I offer any of you a lift to Akaneki then?”Your group looks around. Abigail hasn’t really said if she’s going to come or not, and you guess Valerie will be going back to the fashion circuit. Jane will probably be leaving as well. So after this, it’s likely just you, Hana, Laki, Keira, and maybe Abigail. You’ll have to ask her about that very soon.Hana and Laki look to you. You know by now that they’ll just leave the choice to you. Laki does say you’re the man of the group.A lift would save a lot of time, but you do hate to impose. Of course, it might be more of an imposition to your friends to turn it down. On the other side, you might get some nice training done on the way over if you take Wailord. Then again, taking Wailord has proven to be at least a little unpredictable.>A lift would be nice, thanks.>No thanks. We’ll take Wailord>Something else
>>2302834>No thanks. We’ll take WailordTravel is half the fun of adventure afterall.
>>2302834>>A lift would be nice, thanks.We're eager to get there and Wailord battled hard yesterday and deserves a good rest.
>>2302834>>No thanks. We’ll take Wailord
>>2302834>No thanks. We’ll take Wailord
>>2302834>>No thanks. We’ll take WailordHow are you doing tonight, Gobble?
>>2302834>A lift would be nice, thanks.Wailord deserves some rest
>>2302877[Doing well, thanks! Well, doing optimistic, anyway. How about you?]
>>2302834>A lift would be nice, thanks.
>>2302834>>A lift would be nice, thanks.Along with Wailord deserving some rest, I bet Valerie would enjoy being with her father for a bit longer.
“Thanks, but we’ll take Wailord. Pokemon adventures shouldn’t be rushed, right?”“This kid.” Kat says, patting you on the back. “Seriously though, Herb. I couldn’t be happier about you and Hana. And Laki.” She adds in.“Thanks!” You beam as she messes up your hair. Usually you feel uncomfortable being treated like a little boy, but this time isn’t so bad. Hey, maybe you caught some of that inner peace yourself!Jacob offers his goodbyes to everyone as well. When it comes to you, he bends down a little while shaking your hand. “You’re making quite a stir, young man. You’d best be careful.”“W-what do you mean?”He looks around before leaning in even closer. “Between you and me, we’ve been having an increase in vandalism and security issues. The anti-foreigner sentiment is growing. Some people might not like what you represent.”“Uh, thanks.” Is all you can manage before he moves on to shaking someone else's hand. There was something both sincere and worrying about the way he said it. It wasn’t a threat, and he seemed genuinely friendly and concerned about your wellbeing, but still. It felt odd.Valerie comes up to you next. “I’m leaving with daddy. Dad. Father.” She coughs. “He's giving me a ride back to Huka so I can get back into the contest scene. I've been gone from it for awhile." She plays with her hair. "I want to visit again soon though. Let’s make sure we keep in touch. Next time you have been news, call me, okay?” She gently bops you on the head. “We’re friends, right?”Oh. You guess she might be worried because she heard about you and Hana and Laki from someone else first. You know her and Hana are good friends too, so you didn’t really think about it, but you guess with so much going on, you sort of let your contact with her go by the wayside.>Of course. You promise>Ask about her. She must be turning down potential boyfriends, right?>Ask her to come with you. You sense she’s a little hesitant to go back to the contest circuit>Reassure her by asking for tickets to her next show, even if that scheduling might be inconvenient later>Something else
You know what would be neat? If Abigail and Val became besties, somehow.
>>2303005>Of course. You promiseWe should try to call her every other night.
>>2303005>Reassure her by asking for tickets to her next show, even if that scheduling might be inconvenient later
>>2303005>Ask her to come with you. You sense she’s a little hesitant to go back to the contest circuit
>>2303005>Of course. You promiseJourneying is haaaard.We should call Polu.
>>2303005>Of course. You promise
>>2303005>>Of course. You promiseWe should call Val more.
>>2303026I swear I mention this at least once with every thread I catch.
>>2303087Let's call him while we ride wailmor today!
>>2303005>Of course. You promise>Reassure her by asking for tickets to her next show, even if that scheduling might be inconvenient later while id love for her to come with us, it'd be great to view her in her chosen element beforehand.
>>2303005>Of course. You promise>Reassure her by asking for tickets to her next show, even if that scheduling might be inconvenient later
“Of course.” You give her a big hug. “I promise.”She offers a great smile before running off to her dad.You guess life gets a little busy when you’re young. You take solace in the idea that as you get older, you’ll definitely have more time for your friends and things won’t slip away as easily.You watch Jacob and Valerie leave in the helicopter, then Kat, Robin, Vance, Clair, and Jeanine mount the mighty Lugia. With one mighty woosh of it’s wings, it takes off. You never in your life thought you’d see something like that.“Yeah. Heh. Pretty amazing, right?” Hana says as their huge shadow flies over the group.“I’ll say.” Abigail watches. “That’s so crazy! You must have had the best childhood ever!”Laki, standing behind and unseen by Abigail, raises a hand to smack her upside the head. She slowly lowers it when she catches your eye. She instead takes Hana and goes to throw Wailord out onto the water and get ready to leave.“So.” Abigail says.“So.” You continue it for her. “Have you thought about coming with us?”“I have.” She teeters on her toes.“And?”“And before I tell you what I decided, I want you to give me a good reason to come along. Everyone else gets to hear some real crap or touching crap or both, so give me some of that stuff too.”You’re not entirely sure what she means by that. Does she want a heartfelt plea? A sarcastic joke to let her know she’s rubbing off on you? A hug?>Give her a hug. That should communicate how you feel>Because if you’re being honest, you don’t want her to go back to her lonely house. This is good for her>Make a joke in her sense of humor. Say it’s because you want to add her to your harem>Stay. Come. It’s her choice. Don’t make such a big thing about it>Because she keeps things lively and fun.>Something else
>>2303185>You guess life gets a little busy when you’re young. You take solace in the idea that as you get older, you’ll definitely have more time for your friends and things won’t slip away as easily.Ow.>Because she keeps things lively and fun>Because if you’re being honest, you don’t want her to go back to her lonely house. This is good for her
>>2303185>Because she keeps things lively and fun>Because if you’re being honest, you don’t want her to go back to her lonely house. This is good for her
>You guess life gets a little busy when you’re young. You take solace in the idea that as you get older, you’ll definitely have more time for your friends and things won’t slip away as easily.Oh.>I want to spend time with my friends.
>>2303185>Because if you’re being honest, you don’t want her to go back to her lonely house. This is good for her>Make a joke in her sense of humor. Say it’s because you want to add her to your harem
>>2303185>>Give her a hug. That should communicate how you feel>>Because if you’re being honest, you don’t want her to go back to her lonely house. This is good for her>Make a joke in her sense of humor. Say it’s because you want to add her to your haremY-yeah! A joke...
>>2303220She's a fun feisty redhead. But then how do you justify to the janefags of Keira fags that they weren't included?
>>2303227>Implying I'm not a Keira fagBoi I want Conquistador Herb, even Jane with her slow self improvement is swaying me even though I was hard set against her before.
>>2303185>Because if you’re being honest, you don’t want her to go back to her lonely house. This is good for her>Make a joke in her sense of humor. Say it’s because you want to add her to your harem>Because she keeps things lively and fun
I'll be honest, I kind of want to go back to a smaller cast for a bit.
>>2303185>Make a joke in her sense of humor. Say it’s because you want to add her to your harem>Because she keeps things lively and fun
“Because.” You begin, not sure how to phrase this. “Because you’re fun.”She looks unimpressed. “I’m fun?”“Yeah!” You try to put more emphasis on that before moving on to the next thing you want to say. “You’re fun, and you keep things lively. You’re the... the spice of the group.”“That’s the most diplomatic way of calling me a bitch I’ve ever heard.” She pats you on the head condescendingly. “But it’s a terrible reason.”You sigh. “Look. Abigail... I’m worried about you. About your home life.”She folds her arms. She looks like she’s going to say something, but she doesn’t.“I don’t want to pry, and I know how this probably sounds, but I don’t think you should go back home if you can help it. I don’t think it’s good for you. I think this... this thing we have here is.” You sweat. Did that come off as preachy? Pitying? Oh man Jane’s always telling you that you act like that and maybe she’s right. You don’t know what’s best for everyone. You can’t just talk like that.“So what, this is some noble rescue attempt from my knight in shining armor?” She looks at you with challenging eyes.You have no idea how to respond. What’s appropriate here? Don’t panic. Think of the absolute worst possible thing you can say and say the opposite. “No. It’s an underhanded attempt to add you to my harem.”She stops talking and stares at you.“Ho-lee shit.”“I-I was just joking!” Oh jeez oh man is anyone going to believe you?“I know! And you’re terrible at it!” She laughs. “You’re so clueless. You’re going to get eaten alive out there. You won’t get lucky like with Hana’s parents. Laki’s dad is going to bend you like a pretzel and boot you into the ocean.” She says. “You’re lucky I can take a joke you know.”“S-sorry.”“Ugh! Don’t apologize. If you’re going for mean jokes you’ve got to commit. Own it.”“Oh. Right. S-”She gives you a look.“Right.” You say. “Umm, so does this mean you’re coming with us?”“Of course. Someone’s got to be a witness to when you get yourself murdered.”You smile. You don’t know why. By everything that makes sense, you should really like Abigail, but you do. You hope deep down, Laki feels the same way.Wait, what’s with the hug Laki and Keira are having? And Hana now too! You quickly rush over.“I promise, I won’t be too long. I’ll be back.” Keira says as you approach.(continued)
>>2303359“Back? Where are you going?”Laki and Hana both aren't sure what to say.“I...I have a lot of questions.” Keira says. “About everything. I’m going to take some time on my own, visit some places, and clear my head.” She sniffs. “I won’t be long. I promise not to be long.”Heartbreak washes over you. You know Keira's been having a hard time of it, but you thought she wanted to stick by everyone exactly because of that reason. You saw how lonely she was before. This doesn't make sense! You don't want her to leave.>Wait. Stay with us! We’ll stop by wherever you’re planning to visit. We can make it work>Hug her and wish her a quick and helpful journey>Give her something until you see her again>Something else
>>2303375>Wait. Stay with us! We’ll stop by wherever you’re planning to visit. We can make it work
>>2303375>>Give her something until you see her again
>>2303359By everything that makes sense, you should really like Abigail,Dropped a n’t.>>2303375>Hug her and wish her a quick and helpful journeyIf she’s gotta, she’s gotta.
>>2303375>Hug her and wish her a quick and helpful journeyIt's her choice, we can't make it for her.
>>2303375>Hug her and wish her a quick and helpful journey>Give her something until you see her again
>>2303375>Hug her and wish her a quick and helpful journey>>Give her something until you see her again
>>2303375>>Give her something until you see her again>>Something elseGive her your goggles, spices, and The Pan. Ask if she'd be willing to stay for just one more day, to do that shared Aura meld again. See if that helps at all.
You don’t know what to say. What can you say? You grab Keira and bring her in for a hard, clinging hug.“I’ll miss you.” She says.“Me too.”You both sniff up your snot at the same time.There’s really not much else to say. You don’t want her to go. She doesn’t want to go. But you know she needs this. It just hurts, is all.“Are you going to be okay?” You ask. You don’t know why. It’s a silly question.“Y-yeah.” She buries her head into your chest. “Sorry. I didn’t mean to get so worked up.” She slowly detaches and moves back to Laki. Then suddenly she buries her face in Laki’s chest too and blows her nose. Laki has a look of complete disgust, but says nothing.“Before you go. I have something for you.”>Your lucky goggles. You haven’t put them to much use yet anyway>Your frying pan. It’ll keep her safe until she’s back>Your shards, for safekeeping>All your money. You know she doesn’t carry any. She’ll need something to get by>Something else
>>2303519>>Your lucky goggles. You haven’t put them to much use yet anyway
>>2303519>Your frying pan. It’ll keep her safe until she’s back
>>2303519>Your frying pan. It’ll keep her safe until she’s backShow her we really care
>>2303519>Your lucky goggles. You haven’t put them to much use yet anyway
>>2303519>>Your frying pan. It’ll keep her safe until she’s back
You grab your lucky goggles and hand them over. “Here. I don’t really use them much, but they might come in handy.”“Awww.” She puts them on over her head. There’s something oddly adorable about how huge they seem on her.“And, this too.” You say, offering your frying pan. The other girls are speechless and shocked. You understand why. You’re pretty shocked yourself. You hand it over and she almost falls forward from the weight. You guess it is pretty heavy, but it’s never really felt that way until you find yourself without it.“Herb...” She starts tearing up again. There’s another big long hug. Then she gives one to Laki. And Hana. And even Abigail. And Gardevoir. Then all your pokemon. She’s clearly not in a rush to leave. But still, eventually, she does.“Bye!” You wave and she walks off into the treeline. Looks like she’s heading towards the town. You really hope she finds what she’s looking for.You all watch the treeline for a minute. A sad air has taken over.Abigail finally breaks the silence. “So, I guess it’s just Herb and us harem girls, right?”“W-what?” Hana chokes.“What?” Laki turns around and grabs Abigail and you by the back of the neck like kittens.“Yup!” Abigail says. “I done got seduced big time.”Laki’s eyes dart over her for a moment, and she relaxes. “Ha! You wish. He’d break you in half.”“Ew! And I don’t wish!” Abigail’s suddenly defensive. “I told you. I’m pure. Marriage or bust!”Hana mumbles something you can’t quite hear as Laki and Abigail go to war. You climb aboard Wailord during a brief armistice. It’s not long before Laki is pinning down Abigail again. And just like that your group and the island you’re leaving behind grows that much smaller[That’s it for tonight! Thanks for coming everyone. Boy howdy do I owe a lot of bins. I'm not sure exactly when the next thread is but Tuesday or Wednesday are good bets.]
>>2303647Thanks for running gobble
>>2303647Thanks for running Gobble!
>>2303647Thanks for running Gobble!Frying pan vote the vote though.
>>2303655Nevermind, I can't read. Gnight Gobble!
>>2303647Goodnight!I hope things work out for Keira.And when the next thread comes along, we should call mom and Polu, and ask ask Hana about if she’s fessed up yet.
>>2303662[You got it. I have that in my to do list for things for the next thread. I kept meaning to jump on those earlier but didn't feel like it was the right time.]
>>2303733You know if you get rid of the one line then "Herb" becomes "Hero".
We should make more effort to get to know abi and valAlso what bins exactly?If you're open to suggestions I think some alternative universes where we picked other girls or polu as our squeeze would be cool. Also dark herb and his island conquest
>>2304021I'd like to see those binsParticularly val since I'm pretty sure her dad is potentially a late game big bad
>>2304043Nah, I’m sure he’s cool. The big bad is dark fug.
>>2304104Idk, preventing mind reading? All the positive shilling? The nationwide split revolving around his business ventures? The end of the world that's coming? I reckon he's more likely to be an ending twist big bad than not
>>2304122I feel like he’s more of a red herring than anything else.He probably stands to benefit more from our success than anything. But if we get a lot of attention and then fuck up, he stands to lose big.
>>2304021I will forever be salty we didn't kiss Jane and opted for the cripple because she was eager to give a blowy during truth or dare
>>2304185Don't look at me, my #1 was Laki.
>>2304185Don't be like that, Hana wasn't my #1 but alot of anons like her. Really it's gobble's fault for making every waifu too comfy
Man, I wish I didn't keep sleeping through these. I got in one good vote over the past two weeks!>>2304021Should we go the Soul Nomad route? We could give Herb all the aura powers he's accumulated over this journey but at the start of the adventure, then have him be so evil that even dark fug joins everyone against us at the very end.Or we could play psuedo-Hornbeam and try to unite the world via aura magic.
>>2304185Jane wasn't ready, we couldn't pursue her until she figured out that she needed to find her own reason for doing what she does instead of doing everything because of her perceived inadequacy as a true islander. I was for Keira but she needed to break out of her misconceptions that her sheltered upbringing gives her.I like the way its turned out so far, but since our Aura quest Harem King route has a taste of destiny to it. I cant wait for more Island culture info when we go meet Laki's family, give us some more ammo for Islander Jesus points.
>>2304830I desperately want Herb to match every criteria for the islands' equivalent for jesus just so all the temples get thrown for a loop
>>2304969I'm certain that can't happen without getting all the shards. Which we seem to be on track to do, so...But yeah. The healing and harem things seem to be in his favor. Oh, and Fug but he doesn't want to be known about, nor has he actually given us anything to do.
>>2304975Fug's just Tsun for our bitching dream pancakes and fewd'n with the ex as is wont to happen when your ex wants to burn your favorite hobby with rains of fire.
>>2305024I swear to god if the dramatic climax of this quest is Herb performing his messianic destiny of relationship counseling geckos in the spirit realm I will be very smug for having called it.
>>2305036...Ryaquaza's are just flying geckos.I... Why have I never even thought of that before?
>>2305036That would be a happy ending. We do have to take into account that evil fug punched a whole in reality that the islanders have been feeding with offerings and the souls of every dead person for a very very long time.
>>2305050I thought it was just a hole in the ground with a wounded god inside. I don't think anybody's eating souls (other than the people Herb has been feeding his own soul to.)It was ambiguous whether the protector or the splitter was the one who got rekt.
>>2305058We have The Protectors tooth in our backpack so its skeleton was down in that cave on the first island. The Splitter was strongly implied to be still held at bay by the Protector or something which is why it needs Jane to act as its agent.The hole in the ocean is thought to be the protector but we already have evidence that the islands religion is very exclusionist and the Death faction wiped out the normal branch probably in relation to the practice of dispersing spirits where as the Death branch funnels all the spirits into the hole.
>>2305087I'm interested to see what happens if Jacob manages to send a ROV down there.
>>2304185I didn't like Hana at first and thought the anons were being stupid going for her pretty much due to the reasons you said, but she's really grown on me since then. Jane route might have been cool.
>>2304185Still not a fan of Hana. Laki is best. Jane is shit. That being said I'd never do anything to sabotage the relationships they have.
Honestly, I want Deoxys to show up. Partly because Rayquaza vs Deoxys is a tradition that's now made it into the games, but also because the quest themes of outsiders integrating vs disrupting finds it's ultimate expression in the ultimate outsider (except perhaps for a UB). Plus I want to see Clair recoil in shock from a completely "wrong", alien mind.
>>2306085Normally I’m not so keen on legendaries but that’s a good one because of the theming.I’d add that, just as loanans must have settled as immigrants a long time ago, so must have clefairy, egylem, and starmy come from space a long time ago.
What's Herb's favorite cookie/sexual position?The Oreo.
>>2306085UBs ended up not being that alien in the end, which is a bit humanizing. They just look weird. Deoxys would be a frigging cool mon to battle and catch
>>2306365After talking to Herb, Deoxis ends up dating both of the Rayquaza.
>>2306085Looking back, Rayquaza was definitely the asshole in that movie. Deoxis did nothing wrong.
>>2311146Rayquaza was basically being Godzilla, this is my earth BITCH
>>2311375All Deoxis wanted was to find his buddy. He’d probably have just fucked right back off to space, but Fug just had to go and pick a fight.Turns out dragon sky gods don’t tend to be the subtle patient types. Really makes me appreciate Gobble’s interpretations of the Sinnoh dragons.
>>2311755I know right? It's pretty interesting, Dialga was a deity in every sense of the word, and fug seems like one too.
>>2311763>Other dragon gods get domains like time.>Fug controls wind.Is Rayquaza the Toon Link of legendary Pokémon? Is that why he’s so angry?
and gobble didn't archive... sigh
I wonder if we can get Herb to learn how to make rare candy.