Session 3B - Explosions Blow Up

Sep 20th, 2011
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  1. [22:19:02] <@SmallHillDoxy> It's the first night of summer! It's about 7PM, and the sun has just set. It's starting to cool off, and a nice breeze is blowing in from the sea. The stars are shining, and the beach is brightly lit by lanterns and bonfires to celebrate the coming of summer.
  2. [22:21:16] <@SmallHillDoxy> The Beach is the most popular location for the fireworks fesitivities; there's booths selling candies, fruit, cold drinks, and shaved ice. However the biggest stall seems to be that of the newly re-christened bakery - Lynn Sharp, Cedric, and some new girl most of you haven't seen before seem to be running it. There's all sorts of sweets laid out there!
  3. [22:22:06] <@SmallHillDoxy> (aaand go ahead~)
  4. [22:24:35] * Nephene has an outdoor parlor and grill set up at her booth! She's wearing a special dress just for the occasion - a sleeveless, very Eastern design made of blue silk. A gold-threaded Rayquaza design winds up the body, ready to attack.
  5. [22:24:36] * Lorelei hums cheerfully as she finishes setting up, grateful that Cedric and Lynn had helped her carry everything. Besides the platters of cookies, muffins, cupcakes, slices of cake and other such sweet things were a few boxes that contained 'mysteries'. Black, Gold, Silver, and White little boxes that could be held with both hands. The shining coup de gra, an idea by Lorelei stood in the middle table. An old fashioned 'lottery' machine, whe
  6. [22:25:45] * Balthazar is carrying a large box as he leaves the workshop in direction of the beach, being accompanied by Rodan who is lying on his head. The crate seems to be full of fireworks, and various stickers of "DANGEROUS" are plastered on it. "Boom! Boom!" he sings on the tune of a marching band as he heaves around.
  7. [22:26:29] <Lorelei> An old fashioned 'lottery' machine, where you spun the handle and a colored ball popped out. Lorelei was going to do her best to see the Bakery make a come back and Grandmama had been pleased about the idea. ~
  8. [22:29:10] * Jack makes his way down to the beach, dressed in a tropically patterned shirt imported from the city, along with a pair of shorts and sandals. Taro and Mr. Angry were outside their balls, accompanying. The rest of his mons were either in balls or back home.
  9. [22:30:00] <Raven> Raven is loitering near the center of the festival, just watching the merchants prepare. She's dressed less rugged then usual, sleeveless shirt and a simple skirt.
  10. [22:30:36] * Clarity on the other hand went through a lot to get to the point of even showing up, including a visit to everyone's favorite (or maybe second or third favorite) timid little girl mystic, alongside a failed attempt to drag her out as well, in order to pick Sky up. And Sky of course comes along, wearing his massive hipster scarf and his hipster Omanyte hat. Clarity herself, that said, is miraculously able to have woken up at all much less show up as early as the others, garbed in the same kind of 'eastern' wear that looks... incredibly unfitting to her attitude, to say the least. In fact, it's poorly tied-up and a dark brown color overall, but looks like something fairly expensive. And she trips over it every few seconds, causing Sky to roll his eyes. He does this often.
  11. [22:30:51] <Balthazar> "Vhere is zat freeloader to help me..." Balth is wearing a sleeveless shirt and khaki shorts combination, with a Solrock pattern on it.
  12. [22:30:59] * Nephene somehow got an outfit for Amon as well, dressing him in the traditional male outfit for Flying Swellow practitioners.
  13. [22:32:18] * Lorelei was dressed casually in her normal clothes, a strawberry print apron along with her blouse and skirt. Unlike the others she was here to work. Amusingly enough marching around the sound was a young Mawile looking quite put upon. A signboard hung on her chest stating 'come try your luck at the Baker's Lottery', she looked annoyed to be the walking billboard.
  14. [22:32:20] * Clarity approaches the inventor IN her superhefty outfit, sticking her tongue out. "Sorry I took so long~!" They're both probably close enough to the beach by this time anyway.
  15. [22:33:08] * Barkeep strides up confidently behind Raven, flipping his coin and catching it in midair. David seems to be confidently resting on his shoulder, moving his neck only slightly. Barkeep is dressed in his usual nice clothes, his hat looking especially spiffy today. He catches his coin and taps Raven on the shoulder. "Evenin'."
  16. [22:33:57] <Balthazar> "Just 'elp me take zis to ze beach, it's not a fireworks festival without fireworks, eh?"
  17. [22:36:10] * Clarity gives a mock salute and moves over to the boxes, hauling process initiated. "Aye aye, sir!" Another trip, covered by a nervous giggle. And then hauling process continues. Sky would be cracking up if he could, but that's biologically impossible. So he only snickers.
  18. [22:36:31] <Raven> She turns around and grins. "Oh, hey! Was wonderin' when you'd show up. So, you got anything in particular you wanna check out tonight? Lot of activities going on it seems."
  19. [22:37:52] <@SmallHillDoxy> ( no roomy cupboards in sight though )
  20. [22:38:25] <Balthazar> Rodan squawks on Balth's head. <Hey boss, who is that sis there? She's your girlfriend or something?"> '"Oh sod off, you stupid bird. Clarity, vatch out for ze side you are carrying. If ve drop ze crate it vill go off on our feet."
  21. [22:39:33] <Clarity> "Yeah, yeah, gotcha covered!" She's humming along while working, barely able to not trip. Saltsky treads along, both with horrified looks on their faces, as if expecting something to happen. "Just lead the way... it IS that way, right? I totally can't see anything." Totally can't see anything.
  22. [22:39:40] <Nephene> Karkata manages to keep a chef's hat on his head, and is poking at the meat on the gril with a rather long fork.
  23. [22:40:01] <Barkeep> "Well I've been through a lot of these festivals before. Isn't this your first one, Raven? I think you should call the shots today."
  24. [22:41:30] * Jack looks around for something interesting to do.
  25. [22:42:03] <Balthazar> "I can't see it either, but i believe it's zat vay, eh? Ze vay ze shore sounds i mean!" He harrumphs while leading both of them to the sandy beach. "Now, vhere am i supposed to launch zem..."
  26. [22:42:21] <Balthazar> "Oh sod it, let's take it to ze festival grounds!"
  27. [22:42:36] * @SmallSkyCedric whistles at Jack, when he sees him just standing around.
  28. [22:42:59] <@SmallSkyCedric> "Hey! Hey farmboy!"
  29. [22:43:22] <Jack> "Yeah?" Jack approaches Cedric curiously, "What's up?"
  30. [22:43:36] <Raven> She looks around, unsure where to start. "Hmm, well then, where should we start...What do you say to consultin' your coin for the first stop? Kinda hard to pick right off the bat."
  31. [22:43:48] <Barkeep> "Hmm..."
  32. [22:43:51] * Lorelei hums happily assembling plates of cookies in the shapes of Mawiles, Vulpix's, Trapinchs, Shinx's, Aron's, and oddly enough Grimers
  33. [22:43:54] <Barkeep> "Well, never steered me wrong before."
  34. [22:43:59] <Barkeep> "Except that whole tower."
  35. [22:44:04] <Clarity> "RIGHT HERE." A long pause as they probably stop moving, almost at their destination. "... Pff. Pffahahaha! No, I'm kidding, you should probably do it at-" Then her mouth hangs wide open. Sky facepawlms. "... Uh, that's a really good question actually."
  36. [22:44:11] <Barkeep> "But I'm willing to forgive and forget, lucky coin."
  37. [22:44:18] <Barkeep> 1d20+7 toss~ (itemfinder)
  38. [22:44:19] <DiceMaid-9001> Barkeep, toss~ (itemfinder): 11 [1d20=4]
  39. [22:44:59] * Barkeep has it land at his feet with a piff.
  40. [22:45:03] <Barkeep> "Oh right, sand."
  41. [22:45:11] <@SmallSkyCedric> "Hey Lore, this is Farmboy Jack! Farmboy, meet Lorelei. Also, buy a lottery spin, you win something EVERY TIME~"
  42. [22:45:27] * Barkeep picks up the coin and brushes it off. "Oh hey, lottery huh?"
  43. [22:45:33] <Balthazar> "Ve just search for vhere ze others are!" <Do you even know where it is, boss?> "I... Am searching!" Balth says while pouting at Clarity.
  44. [22:45:41] <Barkeep> "Sounds good, what do you think of that, Raven?"
  45. [22:45:53] * Jack looks to Lorelei, smiling faintly, "Hey there. I don't remember seeing you around before. I'm Jack...I just came here from the city a few months back."
  46. [22:46:15] <Lorelei> "Hiii Jack! It's only one spin per person but you can't lose, at the least you'll walk away with something special. And it's a pleasure to meet you. I was called in by the Bakers to help out a bit"
  47. [22:46:32] <Jack> "Really? Interesting. How much is it?"
  48. [22:46:33] <Clarity> "Skyyyyyy! Go scout us out a place and tell us, 'kay?" With a glance down at Sky he does nothing except look forward. Oh, right, there are people there. "... Oh."
  49. [22:46:58] <Raven> She blinks a second. "Right, sand. That was dumb of me. Uh, hm...sure, let's head to the lottery spin first then."
  50. [22:47:26] <Balthazar> "Vell, i guess ve can leave it here zhen." he relaxes his arm and cautiously nods to Clarity for them to put the crate on the soft sand.
  51. [22:48:12] * Lorelei grins at jack "It's only 50 a spin, we kept it low so everyone can give it a try and get a treat, though you're welcome to buy more if you want"
  52. [22:48:52] <Clarity> "Alright~!" WHOMP. Just kidding, even Clarity wouldn't do something like that, as tempting as it is. But it's not the most gentle of setting-downs in the universe, either. "Okay, so now it's time to get food, right?" She looks down to her amalgam of pokémon, drooling. "Riiiiiiiight?"
  53. [22:48:53] <Jack> "Alright, I'll give it a try," Jack puts 50 gold down on the counter and takes a spin.
  54. [22:49:32] * Barkeep waits in line behind Jack with Raven
  55. [22:49:51] <Jack> 1d100 Big money, no whammies.
  56. [22:49:52] <DiceMaid-9001> Jack, Big money, no whammies.: 12 [1d100=12]
  57. [22:50:08] * Lorelei places the coins in a small spot behind the table for 'income' smiling "Spin the handle and have a bead fall out, and you'll get a prize based on the color"
  58. [22:50:54] <Balthazar> "Yeah, i do 'ope zhey 'ave candy. Sugar! Sugarsugarsugar want sugar. And later boom! Use ze firevorks!" he says while opening the crate. Inside there seems to be various red rockets of dubious origin, one of them four times larger than the rest. "Und zhe 'Mother of all Firevorks'..."
  59. [22:50:58] <@SmallSkyCedric> (ie roll 1d100)
  60. [22:51:27] <Raven> "I don't recognize that girl," she says.
  61. [22:51:35] * Clarity gives an excited gasp as it's brought out. "Holy craaaaaaap! Are you really~?"
  62. [22:51:43] <Barkeep> "Must be new in town."
  63. [22:52:04] * Lorelei hums cheerfully holding out a small white box to Jack when his roll comes out as a white bead "Congratulations!"
  64. [22:52:09] <Raven> "Huh, lots of new comers this year for this town, eh?"
  65. [22:52:10] <Balthazar> "It vill make a big boom, used ze nitroglycerin i got earlier!"
  66. [22:52:23] <Balthazar> "All of it."
  67. [22:52:52] <Barkeep> "Here's hoping it keeps up that way."
  68. [22:52:53] * Jack takes the box curiously, "Thanks!" He opens the box curiously.
  69. [22:53:15] <Lorelei> In the box is a coupon for 'a cookie of your choice' and a smiley face. Jack has the feeling he got a 'sorry, you lost' prize.
  70. [22:54:05] <Clarity> "Oh man, that's so AWESOME! Gotta see it! So... are you just gonna leave it here until it's time?" The excited teen's head tilts to the side as Sky glares up with a 'you better not make me wait again.' He was in the library ALL day, and while that meant he got to spend time with his daughter, he.... doesn't really seem to be the most fatherly figure with his tiny Shinx body. Poor him.
  71. [22:54:47] <Raven> Raven steps up to the lottery wheel curiously. "Hey there, you new to town? Don't recognize ya."
  72. [22:55:11] <Nephene> "Amon, mind the stall for a bit? I haven't really gotten the chance to wander around."
  73. [22:55:18] <Balthazar> "Yeah, it's not like it vill explode right 'ere, right?" Balth says while tempting the mysterious devices of fate. He grabs Clarity's hand and heads to the festival booths. "NOW, FOR CANDY!"
  74. [22:55:20] <Nephene> "We'll rotate out when I get back."
  75. [22:56:11] <Clarity> "Alriiiiiiiight! ... Oh, whatever Sky, c'mon with us~ Nothing BAD's gonna happen, right?" He gives a nervous look before trotting ahead.
  76. [22:56:26] * Lorelei hums cheerfully brushing her hands off on her Apron. She's a little OCD it seems with having everything organized neatly, but it's her first showing. Damn she wanted it perfect.
  77. [22:57:07] <Raven> Raven looks to barkeep and shrugs, then asks the girl manning the lottery machine again. "You new in town?"
  78. [22:57:21] * Nephene approaches Lorelei's booth.
  79. [22:57:31] <Barkeep> "Oh, hello, Sis."
  80. [22:57:55] <Nephene> "Hey, Claud." She pats out her dress with a grin. "How's the date going?"
  81. [22:57:56] <Lorelei> "Yup. I'm Lorelei Baker, pleased to make your Acquaintance! I'll be sticking around for awhile and working at the Bakery" She said, flashing a happy smile at Raven.
  82. [22:58:30] <Barkeep> "We just started walking around, Sis..."
  83. [22:58:32] <Raven> She nods, "I'm Raven Bokor, the local guard here. Lorelei, got it. So..."
  84. [22:58:54] <Balthazar> Balth starts searching around the festival booths for DELICIOUS CANDY. Meanwhile, Rodan shrugs while looking at Sky. <Well, i guess we have to bear with it.>
  85. [22:59:14] <Raven> She digs around in a sachel for a 50 imperial coin, and flicks it to the girl. "50 a roll you said, right?"
  86. [22:59:24] <Jack> "Date?" Jack seems to suddenly be reminded of something. He starts o talk to his pokemon, "Maybe I should have asked that Elizabeth girl if she wanted to see the fireworks..."
  87. [22:59:28] <Raven> "Oh, hey Neph! How's business so far?"
  88. [22:59:33] <Clarity> Sky lets out a lion-esque sigh and nods his head. The omanyte on top of him doesn't move much but at least announces his presence and thankfulness for the ride by... being there.
  89. [22:59:34] <Lorelei> "Yup, one per customer to be fair. Otherwise someone would just keep spinning for the grand prize"
  90. [22:59:48] * Lorelei tries to catch it and fails horribly, leaning down to pick it out of the sand and put it away with a smile
  91. [22:59:52] <Raven> She tugs the handle!
  92. [22:59:53] <Nephene> "Haven't gotten many customers, actually! I guess people aren't hungry, or they're already comfortable."
  93. [22:59:55] <Raven> 1d100
  94. [22:59:55] <Barkeep> "What is the grand prize, Miss Baker?"
  95. [22:59:56] <DiceMaid-9001> Raven, 1d100: 30 [1d100=30]
  96. [23:00:04] * Barkeep rubs the lucky coin in his pocket
  97. [23:00:06] <Barkeep> (prob control that raven)
  98. [23:00:11] <Raven> 1d100
  99. [23:00:12] <DiceMaid-9001> Raven, 1d100: 99 [1d100=99]
  100. [23:00:15] <Raven> (daaaayum)
  101. [23:00:19] <Lorelei> "Oh, a Special cake with some mystery ingrediants"
  102. [23:00:21] <@SmallSkyCedric> (ahaha)
  103. [23:00:37] * @SmallSkyCedric leans in closer to Jack.
  104. [23:00:49] <@SmallSkyCedric> "Elizabeth? That new girl that's staying at the Inn?"
  105. [23:00:58] * Lorelei claps as a gold bead falls out and she takes a box, handing it to Raven. Unlike Poor Jack, this one has some weight to it
  106. [23:01:10] * Clarity herself, meanwhile, scours the booths for MEAT. Gotta have MEAT.
  107. [23:01:27] <Raven> Raven grins as she steps aside for Barkeep to get a roll, opening it. "Good luck with your business, Miss Baker."
  108. [23:01:33] <Jack> "Yeah, she's been wanting me to get a specific type of pokemon for her, and has taken to staying here until I do. My...grandpa apparently promised her one."
  109. [23:01:43] <Nephene> "I think I'll take a chance too, actually...."
  110. [23:01:48] <Lorelei> Inside the Golden Box is a small lum tart with a note 'It'll fix what ails ya!'
  111. [23:01:49] * Balthazar drags himself to Lorelei's stand. "Uh... Vho are you again?" he asks while browsing the various pastries there. "Oh hi Sis!"
  112. [23:02:05] <Lorelei> "Lorelei, Lorelei Baker. and who are you?" She says with a smile
  113. [23:02:05] * Barkeep smiles, "Sure, I'll go for a spin."
  114. [23:02:12] <@SmallSkyCedric> "Old Joe? Huh, weird. He wasn't really the type to find pokemon. Unless they were at the bottom of a bottle maybe. No offense."
  115. [23:02:40] * Barkeep puts 50 imperials down on the counter and spins.
  116. [23:02:41] <Barkeep> 1d100
  117. [23:02:42] <DiceMaid-9001> Barkeep, 1d100: 56 [1d100=56]
  118. [23:02:46] <Barkeep> 1d100 lucky coin?
  119. [23:02:47] <DiceMaid-9001> Barkeep, lucky coin?: 18 [1d100=18]
  120. [23:02:48] * Nephene does the same.
  121. [23:02:53] <Nephene> 1d100
  122. [23:02:54] <DiceMaid-9001> Nephene, 1d100: 93 [1d100=93]
  123. [23:02:57] <Barkeep> 1d100 LUCKY COIN
  124. [23:02:57] <DiceMaid-9001> Barkeep, LUCKY COIN: 7 [1d100=7]
  125. [23:03:00] <Jack> Jack shakes his head, "Yeah, I know. I don't think he ever intended to deliver on that promise. But she kept her end of the bargain, so I figure I should help her out."
  126. [23:03:01] <Barkeep> (onore lucky coin)
  127. [23:03:27] <Raven> She pockets the treat, watching the siblings make their rolls.
  128. [23:03:29] <Clarity> Still hand-grabbed. Clar's other one gives Raven a bunch of excited waves to follow up the greeting. "Mooooooooornin', Guard Lady!"
  129. [23:03:31] * Lorelei takes the coins from both Barkeep and Nephrene humming happily. The barkeep got a beautiful white bead, and a white box to match it. One lucky cookie was his for the claiming, of any style he preferred
  130. [23:03:46] <Balthazar> "Balthazar Theodore Woels, Scientist Extraordinaire! Now, do you have taffy?"
  131. [23:04:03] <Lorelei> Nephrene like Raven before got a Golden bead and a Golden box, this another Lum Tart (Full Heal) to be saved for a special occasion
  132. [23:04:22] <Nephene> "Oooh! Looks delicious."
  133. [23:04:26] <Lorelei> "I'm sorry, I have plenty of cakes and sweets but I don't specialize in outright Candy. So no, I don't carry any Taffy"
  134. [23:04:53] <Lorelei> "Mhmm Lum tarts are great for you or your pokemon, and because of containing Lum berries it will remove bothersome effects like poison or burns from eating it"
  135. [23:04:57] <@SmallSkyCedric> "That's nice of you. She seems okay. And she's got a GREAT ass. Saw her in her training clothes, when she was training that sandshrew of hers. I mean DAYUM. I think she's in the Town Square right now, looking for pokemon battles."
  136. [23:04:57] <Raven> Raven turns to Clarity, bewildered. "What do you mean 'good mornin' you goof?"
  137. [23:05:24] <Clarity> "Uhhh~" Her eyes shoot to the sky, then back down. "Oh, y'know! I just woke up!"
  138. [23:05:34] <Balthazar> "Uh... I vant cookies zhen. Ten cookies!"
  139. [23:05:36] * Barkeep coughs on his sleeve slightly. Neph is probably used to seeing this happen by now, most likely noticing the signs of him starting to overuse his powers.
  140. [23:06:00] <Barkeep> "Thank you, Miss Baker. I'd like one of those Aron cookies."
  141. [23:06:11] <Lorelei> "Well, we sell cookies at 3 each or a dozen for 30, so if you want you can pick out twelve for 30"
  142. [23:06:19] <Jack> "Really? Maybe I'll head over there after the fireworks, if she's still around."
  143. [23:06:25] * Barkeep holds up his coupon.
  144. [23:06:28] * Lorelei takes a napkin and wraps it around the Aron cookie, offering it happily to the Barkeep "Here you go"
  145. [23:06:39] <Nephene> "Thanks so much."
  146. [23:06:44] <Barkeep> "Thanks. I'm the town Barkeep by the way. Come to the Lazing Slaking some time."
  147. [23:07:05] <Nephene> "I'm Nephene. I do pretty much everything else at the Slaking."
  148. [23:07:08] <Raven> Raven just sorta stares at Clarity. "That can't be healthy."
  149. [23:07:09] <Lorelei> "I may very well do that! Thank you for the offer, and enjoy the treats"
  150. [23:07:25] <Balthazar> "Twelve... Okay zhen." He grabs Raven and Clarity's arms. "SIIIIIIIIS, CLARYYY, YOU VANT COOKIES TOO?"
  151. [23:07:36] <Clarity> A turn back around. "Whoa, whoa whoa! We have someone here who... makes food? And doesn't get mad because I fall asleep at their rest- ohrightIhaven'tdonethatatyoursyet." The grabbed wrist jerks itself away from Balth's grip and reached out to the little girl at the booth. "I'm Clarity! Nice to meetcha!"
  152. [23:08:01] * Lorelei gets out a small box waiting for Balthazar to pick out what type, or types, of cookies he wants
  153. [23:08:07] * Barkeep walks back up to Raven, "Sorry about the wait. Evening, Miss Farrence."
  154. [23:08:08] <Lorelei> "Hi Clarity! I'm Lorelei, a pleasure!"
  155. [23:08:35] * Barkeep leans back a bit as Clarity dashes away. "All right then."
  156. [23:08:43] <Barkeep> "Shall we see what else is here, raven?"
  157. [23:09:18] <Clarity> ... Then a jump up. "Yes, YES, YES! I'll totally take some! Those..." A look over them, as with an "A-ha~" she reaches down and picks Sky up, letting his face stare into Lor's. Or forcing to, rather. "Those look just like Sky! He can totally have one, right?" His face is a 'why are you making me do this,' if anything. Embarrassment is the word.
  158. [23:09:26] * Nephene frowns at Barkeep as he walks away, and heads back to her booth, cradling her prize.
  159. [23:09:35] <Barkeep> (I wonder what else IS here.)
  160. [23:09:40] <Raven> "Ohmygodwhatisthis," she says as she's latched onto, "Oh, hey Bro. Sure I'll take one. And it's no problem, Claud, I mean I'm gettin' snagged left and right here myself!"
  161. [23:09:43] * Balthazar starts grabbing cookies at random, getting two of each type while sorting out nine for him, one for Rodan, one for Clarity and another to Raven. "*Om nom nom nom* It's goood!"
  162. [23:10:16] <Lorelei> "Oh be careful, the Shinx cookies are very sweet. They're personally my favorites though, but I have a sweet tooth"
  163. [23:10:53] <Raven> She takes the cookies and looks down the line of booths. "Hmm, where too indeed," she says as she bites at it. "Lot of sweets here it seems."
  164. [23:10:56] <Balthazar> "I like ze sweet ones. Zhey have sugar, right? I like sugar! Sugar Sugar Sugar Want Sugar~"
  165. [23:10:56] <Barkeep> "Things are really getting lively around here today!"
  166. [23:11:14] <@SmallSkyCedric> Saar Fyron, the Smith, also has a booth here on the beach, and seems to be advertising a raffle of his own. His is free though; he's pulling 3 names out of a hat~
  167. [23:11:17] <Lorelei> "Mr Balthazar it'll be 30 for the dozen, and Clarity we're having a lottery today if you'd like to roll. It's 50 for a spin"
  168. [23:11:25] * Barkeep feeds David the Aron cookie. He seems to enjoy it quite a bit, taking no notice of the storm of activity around him.
  169. [23:11:39] * Clarity is already CHOMPING down whatever cookie it was, before pepping up and shaking about even more. "Oh man, these really ARE awesome! But Food Guy's food is so good too.... ohhh, I don't even know anymore!" 30 gold plops down as a sentence begins to form. "Okay, give us a buncha Sky cook-"
  170. [23:11:43] <Clarity> ... Then it becomes 80 gold.
  171. [23:11:55] <Barkeep> "Are you a fan of sweets, Raven?"
  172. [23:12:16] <Clarity> "Yes yes yes YES YES YES HOLY CRAP THAT SOUNDS SO TOTALLY AWESOME okay okay what do I do what do I do..." Eyes shining. Shining.
  173. [23:12:24] * Lorelei happily filled a small box of Shinx cookies to go for Clarity with a nod at the lottery machine "Just spin the handle and you'll get a beat"
  174. [23:12:25] <@SmallSkyCedric> And Maurice Melikos, the Merchant, has a stall as well, selling exotic wares from the Capitol, and even from the isles!
  175. [23:12:26] <Lorelei> Bead~
  176. [23:12:31] <Raven> "Much as most people, I suppose. Not as much as uh," she looks to the younger people near them, "Others."
  177. [23:12:54] <Balthazar> "Clarity, i vas going to pay for ze sweets!" He pouts while reaching for his coins and putting them on the table... And some for the lottery as well. "I'm next! Vait for me, Clary!"
  178. [23:13:12] <Clarity> "Alright! Gotcha!" Sky rolls his eyes at the cookiebox but he doesn't have much as a say. Clarity's arm jerks out and YANKS the lever down. Or... the handle. Actually, she YANKS it spun, there we go.
  179. [23:13:16] <Clarity> 1d100 go~
  180. [23:13:17] <DiceMaid-9001> Clarity, go~: 24 [1d100=24]
  181. [23:13:30] <Clarity> "It's okay, I got more than I know what to do with! Ooh ooh, wanna get some more later?"
  182. [23:13:35] <Raven> "Let's stop by the booth Mr. Fyron set up, if ya don't mind? Then Mrs. Melikos's looks interesting."
  183. [23:13:53] * Lorelei handed a white box to Clarity as a white bead spun out, and lo and behold, she had won 'another' cookie.
  184. [23:14:00] <Barkeep> "Sure, that sounds fine."
  185. [23:14:48] <Clarity> And a fistpump. "YEAAAH! ... But what kind is it?"
  186. [23:15:09] <Lorelei> "Your choice, pick a cookie" She said with a smile
  187. [23:15:19] * Balthazar puts all the rest of the cookies on his mouth as he reaches for the lever, yanking it quickly. "MMPH!"
  188. [23:15:22] <Balthazar> 1d100
  189. [23:15:22] <DiceMaid-9001> Balthazar, 1d100: 38 [1d100=38]
  190. [23:15:44] <Lorelei> Poor Balthazar, a white bead was his bane. But hey, more cookies! He too won a 'free cookie' box.
  191. [23:16:08] <Raven> She strolls over to the blacksmith's booth. "Hey Mr. Fyron. See you got a raffle goin' on yourself!"
  192. [23:16:14] * Jack makes his way ovet to Maurice's stall to peruse his goods.
  193. [23:16:21] <@SmallSkyCedric> "Yes little lady, so happens I do."
  194. [23:16:32] <@SmallSkyCedric> (working on getting a pastebin up for Maurice's prices/wares)
  195. [23:16:35] <@SmallSkyCedric> (gimme a sec)
  196. [23:16:50] <@SmallSkyCedric> "Just write your name right here, and after the fireworks I'll be pullin' three names from a hat."
  197. [23:17:34] <Raven> "Okay, sounds easy enough. Preciate the work your apprentice did on that armor, by the way. Wish I could thank him in person later." She scribbles her name down on a sheet.
  198. [23:17:49] <Balthazar> "This... Sucks." He mumbles while grabbing another cookie and scarfing it down.
  199. [23:17:52] <Barkeep> "That sounds just fine, Mr. Fyron. How's Missus Fyron?"
  200. [23:18:25] <Clarity> "Oh! Okay then, how 'bout that one?" The trapinch cookies are the target of her finger. "Salt'd love those... I bet. Then again he eats ANYTHING." Actually, she reaches over and grabs it anyway, shoving it in the Omanyte's mouth. Terrifyingly, he IS a fan.
  201. [23:18:27] * Barkeep scribbles down 'Barkeep'
  202. [23:18:54] <Clarity> ... Actually, he's not a fan at all. He's an Omanyte. But Sky has already dug into the box and... is also enjoying them, unexpectedly.
  203. [23:18:59] <@SmallSkyCedric> "Oh, she's doin' quite well. Thanks for askin', Barkeep. Joanna keeps 'er busy."
  204. [23:19:04] <Lorelei> "Yup, but be careful they're a little dry...." Her words were cut off as the Omanyte was force-fed a cookie
  205. [23:19:53] <Barkeep> "Sweet girl, that Joanna. You tell her I said thanks again next time you see her. Her breeding howard for me has been a big help."
  206. [23:21:16] <Raven> "She's got quite a little zoo last I heard."
  207. [23:22:32] <Balthazar> "Uh, vhere did Sis vhent... In any case, i guess i'm not lucky enough for ze raffle either..." Balth says as he sits down on the sand, shrugging while Rodan still is perched above his head. <You already won that other contest boss, take it easy!> "Heh, you are right on zis one, dude."
  208. [23:22:35] <Clarity> For the first time in history, Salt peps up and looks like he actually enjoyed something instead of just being terrified. But, considering it's Clarity who brought him there, he's quickly swept up. "C'mon now, you can have the OTHER ones. Thanks a bunch... uh..." A glare into the young girl's eyes. Or, a stare, but it looks like it could definitely be a glare. "I'm gonna call you Lie. Thanks a bunch, Lie!"
  209. [23:23:26] <Balthazar> "I vonder vhere ze pink 'aired girl is though. She normally is on ze beach, no?"
  210. [23:23:45] <Raven> "Thanks again, Mr. Fyron for the work ya do - I'll be sure to stop by your forge next time I need something commissioned. Curious if you can teach your apprentice how to make bullets!" She turns to Barkeep. "Wanna go see what Mrs. Melikos has now?"
  211. [23:24:37] <Lorelei> "Oh.... kay" She blink-blinks at Clarity but doesn't object. Lie's not that bad of a nickname considering her name, and her siblings had definitely given her worse over the years.
  212. [23:24:48] <Barkeep> "Sure thing, Raven."
  213. [23:24:55] <@SmallSkyCedric>
  214. [23:25:07] <@SmallSkyCedric> ^ Maurice Melikos' Marvelous Merchandise!
  215. [23:25:19] <Barkeep> (What's a stat lowering Verry?)
  216. [23:25:37] <Raven> (oh my)
  217. [23:25:47] <Barkeep> (>VM)
  218. [23:25:57] <@SmallSkyCedric> ( ;D )
  219. [23:25:59] <Barkeep> (ohyou.jpg)
  220. [23:26:06] <Raven> Raven paruses the booth with a wide grin, picking up a Fire Stone almost instantly, but eyeing the other items with interest. "Oh man, this is pretty awesome..."
  221. [23:26:33] * Nephene eventually passes by Fyron's booth. "Evening, sir."
  222. [23:26:47] <@SmallSkyCedric> (a Verry is like a Berry except you have to suck my dick to use it)
  223. [23:27:09] <@SmallSkyCedric> "Hello there Miss Nephene! How are you doing this fine evening?"
  224. [23:27:16] <Balthazar> "Guess i'll search for sis again... Vhere did she g-oh." He hurries in Raven's direction. "Fire! Fire! Fire Stone!"
  225. [23:27:54] <Nephene> "Pretty good! Waiting on thefireworks, and I seem to have been lucky at the lottery."
  226. [23:28:04] * Clarity finishes her business a little late in time to see chaos erupting over at another booth. "Oh man, Sky... do you even?" He frantically shakes his head as he's let down to the ground. "Okay, let's do it anyway then~!"
  227. [23:28:41] <Nephene> "How are you and Ms. Fyron doing?"
  228. [23:29:49] <@SmallSkyCedric> "Oh, pretty good. Can't complain. How are your ma and pa doin' these days? They still out on that sailing trip of theirs?"
  229. [23:30:07] <Nephene> "Yeah. They needed the break."
  230. [23:30:30] <Nephene> "It's a bit harder without them around, though. I miss them."
  231. [23:31:31] <Raven> "You see anything you want, Claud?"
  232. [23:32:32] <Barkeep> "Hmmm..."
  233. [23:32:32] <Barkeep> "Hmmm..."
  234. [23:33:14] * Jack goes over to the smith's stall, filling out a ticket for the raffle and perusing his wares.
  235. [23:33:34] <Jack> "Hey there," he says to Fyron with a smile.
  236. [23:33:50] <Raven> She picks up two Lucky Charms and the Fire Stone, slapping down 6000 imperials. "Either way, this is for you!"
  237. [23:33:54] <Raven> She hands him a Lucky CHarm
  238. [23:34:02] <Barkeep> "Oh, for me, really?"
  239. [23:34:08] <Barkeep> 1d20+2
  240. [23:34:08] <DiceMaid-9001> Barkeep, 1d20+2: 9 [1d20=7]
  241. [23:34:10] <@SmallSkyCedric> "Ah, Ol' Joe's grandson! How you doin' son?"
  242. [23:34:23] * Barkeep looks a little red, "Well thank you very much, Raven."
  243. [23:34:51] <Nephene> "Got a raffle here, then?"
  244. [23:35:08] <Raven> "Mhm. You and your sister done plenty to help me out since I got here, least I can do is pick you up something nifty!"
  245. [23:35:24] <Jack> "Quite alright. How's business been?"
  246. [23:35:39] <@SmallSkyCedric> "We sure do, Neph. Just write your name down, s'all you gotta do!"
  247. [23:35:50] <Nephene> "Nothing to lose, then."
  248. [23:35:54] <@SmallSkyCedric> "And business has been pretty good Jack, thanks for askin'. Arawn is a godsend."
  249. [23:36:18] <Jack> "He's pretty talented. His balls work like a charm."
  250. [23:36:18] <Clarity> And then a Clarity dashes up to them, Saltsky trailing boredly behind. "HI!" Glance, glance. "I want that one!" Pushing aside whoever's there, Jack currently, the superhype teenager points to one of those weird 'VM' things she'd never seen before. Hone Claws, to be precise. "I dunno what it does but it'll make Sky look awesome, right? And one of those!" Another point to a lucky charm. SLAM, imperials on the table. A lot of them.
  251. [23:36:21] * Nephene signs a ticket in her usual flowing handwriting. "I've been meaning to stop by, actually...."
  252. [23:36:44] <Barkeep> "Well, we're always pleased to help however we can, Raven."
  253. [23:36:46] <Nephene> "I'd only stopped by for apricorn balls before, but I've been thinking about getting myself or Amon outfitted."
  254. [23:36:53] <Clarity> ... And then a pause as her excited face YANKS itself to the side. "Oh hi, Josephine!"
  255. [23:36:53] <Nephene> "You don't just to metalwork, right?"
  256. [23:37:02] <Nephene> *do
  257. [23:38:02] * Balthazar browses around the strange wares, pushing around. "No technological parts, vhat a shame, but..."
  258. [23:38:18] * Barkeep buys 12 uncommon candies!
  259. [23:38:40] <@SmallSkyCedric> "No m'am, we don't just do metalwork. Are you looking for some cloth or leather armor?"
  260. [23:39:02] <Nephene> "Or some nice gloves, actually."
  261. [23:39:20] <Raven> "You got anything you wanna check out? I've been hogging all the choices so far."
  262. [23:39:49] <Barkeep> (hey dox are there any games or such?)
  263. [23:40:03] <@SmallSkyCedric> ( not really )
  264. [23:40:30] <@SmallSkyCedric> ( was saving GAMES for the next beach festival on the 10th)
  265. [23:40:43] * Balthazar buys an Aerial Ace TM and a Hone Claws HM!
  266. [23:40:47] <Barkeep> (dang, I will have to save my cheatery.)
  267. [23:40:50] <Barkeep> (It's a VM balth)
  268. [23:40:58] <Balthazar> (VM sorry)
  269. [23:42:48] <Barkeep> "Well, how about some Shaved Ice?"
  270. [23:43:42] * Jack picks out a very earthy-looking bracelet, "This piece looks nice. How much is it?"
  271. [23:43:48] <Raven> "Sure, that sounds good," she says with a nod, pocketing the stone and the charm.
  272. [23:44:05] <Balthazar> "I guess zhese vill settle for now, but... I think it's time for ze Firevorks! CLARITY! VHERE AREEEE YOUUU?"
  273. [23:44:40] <Clarity> "On it!" With a mock-salute again, she spins over to where Balth is like she'd been right next to him the whole time. Saltsky walks up too.
  274. [23:45:00] <@SmallSkyCedric> Lynn comes up and puts a hand on Lore's shoulder.
  275. [23:45:17] <@SmallSkyCedric> "Sweetie, we basically have things covered now. If you wanna go and enjoy the festival for a bit, you're free to go!"
  276. [23:45:18] * Lorelei jerks from her cleaning of a tray glancing back to Cedric
  277. [23:45:30] <Lorelei> "Oh, ugm I guess so. Is there anything I should do?"
  278. [23:45:42] <@SmallSkyCedric> "No sweetie, just go mingle~"
  279. [23:45:54] <@SmallSkyCedric> (that was Lynn, not Cedric <:3c he would never use the word sweetie!)
  280. [23:46:23] * Barkeep heads up to the stand selling Shaved Ice. "I'd like one Coconut Shaved Ice, please."
  281. [23:46:25] <Nephene> "I'll try to stop by later, then, sir. I don't want to be a bother during the festival."
  282. [23:46:38] <Jack> "Right, a thousand, then? Sounds good," He pays with several Imperials and then pockets the jewelry for who knows what purpose?
  283. [23:46:43] <Lorelei> "Oh, alrighty. I still have some spare money from Grandmama, I'll go wander and see if I can find anything. Hey Mai! We're on break!"
  284. [23:47:18] <Barkeep> "What about you, Raven?"
  285. [23:47:32] <Balthazar> "Vait, you vhere here all ze, how is zha-" Balthazar cannot rationalize with reality anymore!
  286. [23:47:56] * Lorelei curtsies to her relatives as she follows the crowd of people with Mai beside her. The poor Mawile is still adorned with an Advertisement for the Baker's stand though
  287. [23:48:25] <Raven> "uh..." she looks at the options briefly, then settles on one. "...Oran Berry flavor."
  288. [23:49:36] <@SmallSkyCedric> "Good choice, Jack. Diorite Bracelet, very chic."
  289. [23:49:42] <Clarity> "Eheheh. Sorry. Maybe you're actually dreaming? I know I'VE totally had that happen before." Nodnodnod.
  290. [23:50:45] <Jack> "I know someone who may appreciate it, yes."
  291. [23:50:51] <Balthazar> "You could be dreaming zhat i am dreaming... Vait, i'm not going on zhat tangent again! Clarity, do you 'ave... FIRE vith you?"
  292. [23:51:13] <Barkeep> (we gotta pay anything for 'em, dox?)
  293. [23:51:14] <Clarity> "FIRE? Uh... Sky can shock things and it's really hot to touch, does that count?"
  294. [23:51:27] <@SmallSkyCedric> (for what?)
  295. [23:51:31] <Barkeep> (shaved ice)
  296. [23:51:38] <@SmallSkyCedric> (oh, naah)
  297. [23:51:59] * Lorelei wanders around the booths taking her time in looking, a fair bit curious at what exotic goods come out for the fireworks festival
  298. [23:52:04] <@SmallSkyCedric> (handwave prices for drinks/food. IC you're paying for them, OOC don't take anything from your actual funds)
  299. [23:52:10] * Nephene wanders over to Maurice's stall.
  300. [23:53:04] <@SmallSkyCedric> "Nephene the Beauty! Maurice of Melikos is ever so flattered to see such a graceful and striking patron at his humble booth!"
  301. [23:53:12] <@SmallSkyCedric> "What can old Maurice do for you this night?"
  302. [23:53:17] <Nephene> "I, uh....hi!"
  303. [23:53:19] <Barkeep> "Want to go somewhere more uh... quiet to eat these, Raven?"
  304. [23:53:27] <Nephene> "I'm looking around for now."
  305. [23:53:35] <Nephene> "This one seem interesting, though...."
  306. [23:53:43] * Nephene eyes one of the lucky charms.
  307. [23:53:50] * Jack buys some treats for himself and his pokemon before seating himself on the shoreline
  308. [23:54:12] <Barkeep> "Maybe sit by the beach?"
  309. [23:54:31] <Balthazar> "Because ve vill ROCK ZE CASBAH RIGHT NOW!"
  310. [23:55:00] <Clarity> "AlrIIIIIIIIIIGHT! Let's do it, Sky!" His face says 'no'... until he's scooped up and forced along.
  311. [23:55:00] <Raven> "Sure; probably should go there to get good seats for the fireworks anyway, beat the rush."
  312. [23:55:53] * Barkeep walks over with Raven to a nice spot on the beach, careful not to spill his shaved ice before he plops down and digs around in his bag.
  313. [23:56:20] * Lorelei hums as she passes by Mizuho's booth, pausing besides Nephene's side to glance over some of thei tems
  314. [23:56:51] * Balthazar spins around, lifts his hand and readies his blaster, pointing it at the crate! "Vait, on retrospect zis is a stupid idea." <It is.>
  315. [23:57:20] <Raven> She takes a seat at his side and spoons at the treat. "Tell the truth I was half expecting you to poke fun at my extremely predictable flavor choice," she says with a short laugh.
  316. [23:57:42] <Balthazar> "Let's do it ze boring vay." Balth grabs one of the rockets and hands it to Clarity. "Point it to ze sky, vatch out for your fingers!"
  317. [23:57:55] <Barkeep> "Not exactly, but I was thinking of a way to spice it up."
  318. [23:58:16] * Barkeep takes out a small bottle of vodka. "How about just a splash on top to make things more interesting?"
  319. [23:58:56] * Lorelei absently holds up one of the few VM's left to Maurice after reading the description, and the low price of 600 "I think i'll try this out"
  320. [23:59:07] <Barkeep> (that's 6,000)
  321. [23:59:09] * Clarity grabs it. "Okay! Go... for BROKE!" A pause with a smile to the side. "That's how you say it, right?"
  322. [23:59:43] <Raven> "Aha! Sounds like a plan," she holds the treat in front of him.
  323. [23:59:44] <Balthazar> "You 'ave to light it too."
  324. [23:59:44] <Clarity> 1d20-3 right hold on lemme make a derp check to see if I point it at myself, just a second
  325. [23:59:45] <DiceMaid-9001> Clarity, right hold on lemme make a derp check to see if I point it at myself, just a second: 14 [1d20=17]
  326. [23:59:49] <Clarity> (no you're fine carry on)
  327. [23:59:54] <@SmallSkyCedric> "Aaah, yes! Nephene the Beauty should perhaps be called Nephene the Wise! Those charms are from the Eversummer Isles, and made through a mysterious rite! They are said to bring the protection of the spirits to the wearer, and channel positive energy into luck and blessings!"
  328. [23:59:55] * Barkeep gives her just a splash of vodka, and one for his own as well.
  329. [00:00:08] * Lorelei innocently puts it down noticing the other 0, oops
  330. [00:00:12] <Barkeep> "Mmm, that's better."
  331. [00:00:26] <@SmallSkyCedric> "For you, only two-thousand imperials, because you are my favorite. Buy one for your brother, too!"
  332. [00:01:22] <Raven> She nods in agreement. "Good thing Submission was wrong about that rain prediction he had."
  333. [00:01:28] <Balthazar> "So you 'ave a lighter, no? Or a torch. Or a fire pokémon!"
  334. [00:01:35] <Nephene> "Wasn't he just here?"
  335. [00:01:54] * Lorelei listens to the mans spiel about the luck talisman and firmly walks away as she continues searching, deciding NOT to buy a lucky charm.
  336. [00:01:54] <Barkeep> "Mmhm, it'd be a shame for a nice night like this."
  337. [00:02:17] <@SmallSkyCedric> "Hmm? Oh, perhaps he was! For your pokemon, or your parents? Maybe a special young man?"
  338. [00:02:30] <@SmallSkyCedric> ".. or special young lady? Maurice Melikos judges not in such matters!"
  339. [00:02:31] <Clarity> "Uh.... oh whatever, Sky! Just hit it with something that's really hot!" He doesn't want to, but he reluctantly surrounds himself with electricity and leaps up to the rocket.
  340. [00:02:34] <Nephene> "No one special yet, unfortunately."
  341. [00:02:52] <Barkeep> (you're lucky I didn't just hear you call my sister a lesbian)
  342. [00:03:09] <Nephene> "Two thousand's a bit steep with the way business is going, too."
  343. [00:03:25] <Balthazar> "I DON"t ZHINK IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE USED ZIS VA-"
  344. [00:03:46] <Clarity> 1d20 okay I'll spark in here
  345. [00:03:47] <DiceMaid-9001> Clarity, okay I'll spark in here: 4 [1d20=4]
  346. [00:04:25] * Barkeep takes another mouthful of the vodka coconut snowcone.
  347. [00:04:43] <Raven> "Nice night like this is a lot harder to appreciate in the city; can't see the stars clearly, lots of overlay from the factories, much more noise. really nice."
  348. [00:04:44] <@SmallSkyCedric> "Nonsense! It is a beautiful charm from the end of the worlds, and blessed by the gods, what's more!"
  349. [00:05:10] * Barkeep grins, "I'll eat to that."
  350. [00:05:17] <@SmallSkyCedric> "It is a token price, to help pay for poor Maurice's transportation; surely such a marvel is worth much more than two-thousand imperials!"
  351. [00:05:22] * Barkeep has more vodka snowcone
  352. [00:05:46] <Nephene> "I think I'll look at the machines, actually."
  353. [00:05:58] <Nephene> "I've never been very good at determining which ones Amon can use, though."
  354. [00:06:07] <Clarity> 1d12+16+16+3 DON'T DO THIS AT HOME
  355. [00:06:09] <DiceMaid-9001> Clarity, DON'T DO THIS AT HOME: 46 [1d12=11]
  356. [00:06:31] <Barkeep> (if there's anything he should be moving it's those aerial ace acrobatics and sludge wave tms)
  357. [00:06:42] * Clarity falls over as the rocket shoots into the sky. With a cough. No, not into the Sky-- OKAY IT SHOOTS INTO THE AIR.
  358. [00:06:46] <@SmallSkyCedric> (oh god let me read that's going on with this rocket business)
  359. [00:06:49] <Barkeep> (those are some deliriously biznasty deals)
  360. [00:07:07] <Clarity> (tl;dr just used spark on it, that's all)
  361. [00:07:17] <Clarity> (WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT etc it's okay I'm a derp)
  362. [00:07:44] <Barkeep> (Spark is melee D:)
  363. [00:07:52] <Clarity> (HE CAN JUMP)
  364. [00:07:55] <Lorelei> (she DID say DERP)
  365. [00:07:57] <Balthazar> (That's why i thought it was stupid!)
  366. [00:08:08] <Clarity> (that's why it IS stupid)
  367. [00:10:28] <@SmallSkyCedric> Everyone gets caught off guard as BOOM a rocket explodes!
  368. [00:10:37] <@SmallSkyCedric> A bit earlier than schedualed.
  369. [00:11:09] * Lorelei jumps with an eek as Mai's 'horns' snap shut in surprise, with an ominious sound much like a pair of drawn blades
  370. [00:11:27] <Balthazar> "BOOM! BOOM! Hahaha, it did not exploded on our faces, Clary! Vhat a success!"
  371. [00:11:45] <Raven> "Uuuuh, that doesn't sound good - wait, nope, off duty, not checkin' it out...I think we both know who the culprets were though," she returns to snowcone~
  372. [00:11:46] <Barkeep> "Oh! It's starting already?"
  373. [00:11:57] <Clarity> COUGH. "Well.... in mine it kinda did."
  374. [00:12:18] <Nephene> ".....aren't they supposed to announce that?"
  375. [00:12:20] * Clarity shakeshakes her head and then picks Sky up, forcing a high-five into his paw. "But that was AWESOME! LET'S DO IT AGAIN!"
  376. [00:12:21] * Nephene looks to the sky.
  377. [00:12:37] <Barkeep> "By the way, you look nice like that. Out of your uniform."
  378. [00:12:48] * Lorelei wanders past the snowcone stand and pauses, cheerfuly gathering a strawberry snowcone before continuing to wander over to the other Raffle guy, grr competition. Oh wait, yay prizes
  379. [00:14:11] <Balthazar> "Oh. Vell, let us try ze rest!" He approaches the crate, grabs three another fireworks and puts them on a line on the ground. "Vatch zis!" he says as he crouches and poitns the blaster at the fuses.
  380. [00:14:28] <Balthazar> 1d20+4 oh god what
  381. [00:14:28] <Raven> She laughs nervously. "I don't really dress girly much, so thanks, even if it is rather plain...the alternative outfit was a bit much, I think."
  382. [00:14:29] <DiceMaid-9001> Balthazar, oh god what: 20 [1d20=16]
  383. [00:14:37] <Barkeep> "Alternative?"
  384. [00:15:24] <@SmallSkyCedric> 1d100
  385. [00:15:25] <DiceMaid-9001> SmallSkyCedric, 1d100: 50 [1d100=50]
  386. [00:15:32] <Balthazar> The laser lights the three fuses simultaniously as it disappears in the horizon! The rockets rise to the sky!
  387. [00:15:33] <@SmallSkyCedric> Another firework goes off into the sky!
  388. [00:16:07] <Clarity> "Oh, that seems like it's way less likely to blow people up! Okay, Sky, let's do that one." He stares straight back up. His face says nothing other than 'no.'
  389. [00:17:25] <Raven> "It's uh...something my father picked up for me during his travels; figured it'd be kinda out of place with things. Oh, looks like they are...actually starting now?"
  390. [00:18:12] * Lorelei wanders over to Saar's stall after the rocket fireworks stop, looking it over curiously. Especially the Raffle idea. "Oooo, you're having your own Raffle? Oh, and please excuse me. I'm Lorelei Baker! A pleasure to meetcha"
  391. [00:18:21] <Barkeep> "I guess they are. Bit early. Out of place though?"
  392. [00:19:16] <Clarity> "So, are we gonna do 'em all now? We totally are, right? Riiiiiiiiiight?"
  393. [00:19:27] <@SmallSkyCedric> "Why hello there little lady."
  394. [00:19:41] <@SmallSkyCedric> "I'm Saar Fyron, the town smith. My pleasure."
  395. [00:19:45] * Balthazar puts more fireworks. "Ve vill do all of zhem. Except ze big one, he is for ze GRAND FINALE!"
  396. [00:19:50] <Barkeep> "Well what sort of outfit is it, Raven?"
  397. [00:19:57] <@SmallSkyCedric> "Just sign your name here to enter the raffle, and we'll pick a few names out of a hat later on."
  398. [00:20:05] <Raven> She gets a little red. "I don't really know how to describe it other then how he did." She coughs, then makes a gruff impression of the man. 'Raven, this is the traditional gown of our people! Just because you're a soldier doesn't mean you should forsake your heritage!'
  399. [00:20:11] * Balthazar rummages inside the crate and drops a SHITLOAD of fireworks
  400. [00:20:32] * Lorelei hums and signs her name with a flourish, and a nod "Alright, worth a shot anyway"
  401. [00:21:18] <Barkeep> "Are you not partial to it much then?"
  402. [00:21:50] <Clarity> "Okay! You know what to do, Sky! BLOOOOOOOW 'EM UP!"
  403. [00:21:59] <@SmallSkyCedric> (Well, I gotta beed soon guys, so I'll do the raffle and let you guys continue on your own :3 )
  404. [00:22:13] <Raven> "Oh, it's not that; I just thought it'd be a bit out of place."
  405. [00:22:23] * Clarity starts setting them all up in rows as well. And there's a lot of arguing between Sky and herself as to how to light them before they finally start going off.
  406. [00:22:29] <Raven> "It's...rather tribal?"
  407. [00:23:02] <@SmallSkyCedric> Saar Fyron finally gets everyone's name in the hat, and draws three names!
  408. [00:23:03] * Balthazar sets some of them himself. The fireworks are arranged on a star pattern now though.
  409. [00:23:21] * Lorelei stops stepping away from Saar's stand to wath the fireworks even as he begins name picking
  410. [00:23:31] <@SmallSkyCedric> "Ahem, everyone!"
  411. [00:23:37] <@SmallSkyCedric> "Third place prize!"
  412. [00:24:00] * @SmallSkyCedric he pulls a name out of the hat.
  413. [00:24:02] <Raven> "Do you know much about the eastern isles, Claud?"
  414. [00:24:16] <@SmallSkyCedric> "Goes to little Miss Baker!"
  415. [00:24:16] * Lorelei turns her head back to watch him curiously, doubting she'll win but at least she got her name in on time
  416. [00:24:22] <Lorelei> "Eh?"
  417. [00:24:25] * Lorelei blink-blinks
  418. [00:24:25] <Barkeep> "Eastern Isles huh... not much I'm afraid."
  419. [00:25:36] <@SmallSkyCedric> He looks around, and choses some strawberry hair accessories for Lorelei. "Here you go, Miss!"
  420. [00:25:36] <Clarity> "Okay, Sky... stand in the middle and have 'em all go off at once!" A giggle as he gives her a horrified look. "Oh, c'mon, they're all pointed thattaway! You'll be fiiiine."
  421. [00:25:48] <Lorelei> "Oh, those are Adorable. Thank you!"
  422. [00:25:59] <Clarity> 1d20 LET'S JUST SPARK THEM ALL
  423. [00:26:01] <DiceMaid-9001> Clarity, LET'S JUST SPARK THEM ALL: 12 [1d20=12]
  424. [00:26:02] * Lorelei gratiously accepts them holding them up in the evening light curiously
  425. [00:26:03] <@SmallSkyCedric> (Grass Accessory, Level 10 - +1 to Dex checks )
  426. [00:26:11] <@SmallSkyCedric> "For the second prize!"
  427. [00:26:17] * @SmallSkyCedric he picks another name...
  428. [00:26:36] <@SmallSkyCedric> "Barkeep!"
  429. [00:26:37] <Clarity> Sky huddles down and lets electricity emerge from his body, setting off some kinda freakyass chain reaction. The fireworks begin going off WAY EARLIER THAN THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO.
  430. [00:27:20] <Balthazar> 1d20+4 GOTTA SPARK EM ALL
  431. [00:27:20] <DiceMaid-9001> Balthazar, GOTTA SPARK EM ALL: 11 [1d20=7]
  432. [00:27:22] <Raven> She continues to nom the snowcone as she cotinues. "My father, even before granpapa showed up one day, was extremely obessed with researching our heritage. I can't say it didn't rub off on me a bit, but I...didn't inherit the same gifts he did, so it's a bit less of an extreme bond."
  433. [00:27:56] <@SmallSkyCedric> Mr. Fyron readies a box with some fancy looking cufflinks for Barkeep to pick up.
  434. [00:28:02] * Balthazar tries to laser the other side of them, trying to fix up the chain reaction before it goes down!
  435. [00:28:09] <Barkeep> "What sort of... gifts are you talking about?"
  436. [00:28:39] <Clarity> "Hahahaha! Go go go go go go!" Clarity laughs at the fireworks as they shoot off. Sky does not. Salt ran off somewhere and is absolutely terrified, probably hiding behind a tree or something.
  437. [00:28:47] <@SmallSkyCedric> ( Level 20 Neutral Cufflinks, +5 to Max HP)
  438. [00:28:56] <@SmallSkyCedric> ( Err, Level 25 )
  439. [00:29:08] <@SmallSkyCedric> "Aaaand last but not least..."
  440. [00:29:23] <@SmallSkyCedric> "Our grand prize goes to Raven Bokor!"
  441. [00:29:40] <Raven> "I dunno what Imperials call it, Shamanism? It runs in our family; skipped me I think."
  442. [00:29:52] * Lorelei claps cheerfully for the Barkeep and then to Raven after she had adjusted her new strawberry hair accesories
  443. [00:30:11] <Barkeep> "Wow, so I guess that explains a bit..."
  444. [00:30:18] <@SmallSkyCedric> He readies a little box with a 'BUY ANYTHING FREE" coupon for Raven.
  445. [00:30:20] <Barkeep> "Not that you're weird or anything like that. I just mean sort of..."
  446. [00:30:34] <Balthazar> "Vell, it's going to a pretty interesting boom, zis one!"
  447. [00:30:41] <@SmallSkyCedric> (aaand now i gotta go collapse, have fun with BLOWING STUFF UP)
  448. [00:30:46] <@SmallSkyCedric> (don't get too crazy :D )
  449. [00:31:01] <Jack> (The next day: Oran burns down)
  450. [00:31:02] <Raven> "I got a bad habit of trying to talk to Pokemon. Granpapa could do it and it kinda wore off on me."
  451. [00:31:32] <Barkeep> "Well hey, who says that's a bad habit?"
  452. [00:31:48] <Barkeep> "They can understand us a bit, can't they? And we can understand them back if we try."
  453. [00:32:09] <Clarity> (oh, we will)
  454. [00:32:30] <Raven> "Oh, it wouldn't be if I could actually do it; from what I understand it's a highly valuable skill. I mean like straight up understand their language."
  455. [00:32:46] <Raven> "It's a one way thing a lot of the time, otherwise, ya know?"
  456. [00:32:56] <Barkeep> "Yeah, a bit."
  457. [00:33:29] <Barkeep> "I kind of feel like it'd be nice to understand what pokemon are thinking sometimes."
  458. [00:33:41] <Balthazar> Suddenly the sky LIGHTENS ON THE SHAPE OF A STARYU! A misshapen Staryu, but a Staryu nevertheless!
  459. [00:33:50] <Clarity> "Oh man, just look at 'em!" BOOM. BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM. BOOMBOOMBOOMBOOMBOOMBOOMBOOM. And of course, the festivities are probably... uh, what's the word for that? Enhanced? Right, that. That's what happens.
  460. [00:33:56] <Barkeep> "Oh wow, look at that one."
  461. [00:34:27] * Lorelei wows at the massive explsions in the sky, enjoying her time in this new town. Oran was nice, she liked it. And she felt... like she could get used to it here
  462. [00:34:43] * Nephene wanders back to her booth, checking out the rest of the fireworks from there.
  463. [00:35:15] <Raven> "Ooooh, that isa nice my father's case...he described it as aura reading. Wasn't as powerful as some of the things I've seen my granpapa do, or heard about."
  464. [00:35:18] <Balthazar> "All right! Now it's ze big one! Are you ready, Clary!" he grabs the really large rocket and puts it on the ground. A pretty sinister Duskull sticker is on it, and it rumbles when moved around. "I used most of the nitro on it, so it's pretty... unstable!"
  465. [00:36:14] <Clarity> A huge grin. Sky tries to run away but is quickly grabbed. "Oh, you BET we're ready! Huh, Sky?"
  466. [00:37:24] <Barkeep> "So... supernatural kind of stuff... it doesn't really scare you that much, it's just ghosts?"
  467. [00:38:38] <Clarity> With a poke on the side of the head, the Shinx sighs and starts lighting up. Clarity has trouble standing still while his body glows faintly, until it's at the point where even his fur looks a bright yellow.
  468. [00:38:54] <Raven> She shudders. "More like Vodun gave me a baaaad impression of ghosts. I dunno, I'd like to the isles myself one day. Walk the paths my ancestors did. Maybe I'd get a better sense of what my father was so obsessed about. But for now...I like this town, a lot."
  469. [00:40:01] * Clarity sets him down on the ground, next to the fuse strung out, while cackling maniacally. "Touch it."
  470. [00:40:07] <Balthazar> "All right! Ready vhen you are! THREE! TWO! ONE!"
  471. [00:40:29] <Clarity> "NOW!" Very reluctantly, Sky reels back and pokes his paw onto the end of the fuse.
  472. [00:40:38] <Clarity> 1d20 lol I don't even need to roll for these what am I doing
  473. [00:40:40] <DiceMaid-9001> Clarity, lol I don't even need to roll for these what am I doing: 9 [1d20=9]
  474. [00:40:51] <Clarity> 2d12+20+16+3 BUT THIS MUCH DAMAGE TO THE ROCKET
  475. [00:40:52] <DiceMaid-9001> Clarity, BUT THIS MUCH DAMAGE TO THE ROCKET: 51 [2d12=7,5]
  476. [00:41:07] <Clarity> ... Poke! SZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.
  477. [00:41:19] <Barkeep> "Yeah... I like it too."
  478. [00:42:17] <Balthazar> The rocket flies up to the sky. And for two seconds, the night becomes the day as a second sun shines with the intensity of a supernova.
  479. [00:42:46] <Balthazar> "Vell, zhere go my pupils." Balthazar says, but the roaring kaboom drowns the sound.
  480. [00:43:17] * Clarity and Sky both fall over and sit down to watch it. Sky would give a 'lady, are you CRAZY' look if he were both not blind and a black comedian. Neither of these things are true, however.
  481. [00:44:53] * Nephene wanders back to Fyron's booth, securing the permission to deliver the prizes to Raven and Barkeep. Who knows where they wandered off to?
  482. [00:45:28] * Barkeep flinches from the huge blast, "Whoah!"
  483. [00:45:38] * Barkeep notices he accidentally spilled some snowcone on Raven.
  484. [00:45:46] <Barkeep> "Oh, geez, I'm sorry about that. Here, let me clean that up for you.
  485. [00:46:16] * Nephene checks along the beach, a likely place for a young couple to wander....
  486. [00:46:26] * Barkeep gets a rag out of his bag and starts wiping it down.
  487. [00:46:27] <Raven> She looks surprised, "oh, okay.."
  488. [00:46:44] * Barkeep leans over her, "Wow, geez it sure got sticky fast..."
  489. [00:47:22] <Nephene> "Claaaaaud?"
  490. [00:47:27] <Nephene> "Raven?"
  491. [00:47:33] <Raven> "Well I mean it - oh, hi Nephene..."
  492. [00:47:38] <Nephene> "......"
  493. [00:47:39] <Nephene> "Um."
  494. [00:47:42] <Nephene> "What's...."
  495. [00:47:43] <Barkeep> "Uhhh..."
  496. [00:47:48] <Barkeep> "We-wh-"
  497. [00:48:01] <Barkeep> "I-It's not what it looks like!"
  498. [00:48:05] <Nephene> "......"
  499. [00:48:16] <Nephene> "You two....won the top two prizes."
  500. [00:48:19] <Nephene> "In the raffle."
  501. [00:48:20] <Barkeep> "Oh."
  502. [00:48:22] <Nephene> "Uh....."
  503. [00:48:24] <Nephene> ""
  504. [00:48:28] <Nephene> "I'm going to, uh."
  505. [00:48:29] <Nephene> "Go."
  506. [00:48:30] <Barkeep> "That's... thank you."
  507. [00:48:31] <Raven> "...thanks."
  508. [00:48:31] <Nephene> "To...."
  509. [00:48:32] <Barkeep> "Umm."
  510. [00:48:33] <Nephene> "Place."
  511. [00:48:44] <Nephene> "Yes. Place."
  512. [00:48:56] <Raven> "Yeah. Place..."
  513. [00:49:25] * Barkeep just hides his face in his hands
  514. [00:50:28] * Nephene starts backing away in embarrassment, before finally summoning the courage to simply -walk- away.
  515. [00:50:41] <Barkeep> "It really... wasn't..."
  516. [00:51:45] <Balthazar> "...You know, i zink i'm missing an important thing, eh? Also you turned into a black spot, Clary."
  517. [00:53:38] <Raven_> Raven is quite flushed herself. "Oooooh man, she's gonna be pissssed at me..."
  518. [00:54:10] * Clarity looks around, expecting to be covered in soot or one of those goofy cartoony things that happens when something really big blows up. "Oh yeah! I... wait a sec, huh?"
  519. [00:54:53] * Clarity stops for a second before reaching out and holding out two fingers, poking them into his eyelids if they're closed, to bring them up. Otherwise just bringing them closer. Or maybe even poking him in the eyes if he's THAT blind, how silly.
  520. [00:55:29] <Raven_> She looks down to Claud. "Well, I know you didn't mean anythin' by it if that's a relief." Pats his head.
  521. [00:55:41] * Clarity pokes his glasses actually, then lifts them with those two fingers. There we go.
  522. [00:55:44] <Balthazar> "Nope, just my eyesight zat is permanently scarred." he says while removing his glasses and cleaning them... Just before being poked on the eye! "YEOWCH! ZAT HURTS!"
  523. [00:55:53] <Clarity> THAT WORKS TOO.
  524. [00:56:27] <Clarity> "Oh! My bad! I... that's weird, I totally stared right at it. Bet it looks just like something I'd have dreams about, huh Sky?"
  525. [00:56:58] <Balthazar> "Ze stupid glasses are full of soot!" he says while putting them back. "Uh, vell, it's somezing to dream about. Ze largest kaboom i ever made until now!"
  526. [00:58:18] <Clarity> "You bet! That was SO AWESOME~!" She's still trembling a little at it, actually, even though her fancy clothes are probably covered in soot too. Definitely doesn't care. "Let's totally make an even BIGGER one go off next year, 'kay?"
  527. [00:59:30] <Balthazar> "Hehehe, next year ve vill built one zat vill reach ze MOON ITSELF! AND CARVE A SCAR ON ZE FACE OF LUNA TO SHOW 'OW ZE MIND OF MAN ACHIEVED SUCH VONDERS!"
  528. [01:00:16] <Clarity> A loud cackling follows. "NO WAY! IT'LL BE BIGGER THAN THE SUN!" And the cackling continues, not realizing how stupid that sounds.
  529. [01:01:56] <Balthazar> To be fair, the last one wasn't bigger than the sun, but boy if it shined larger than it! "Heeheheheheheheheheheboomboombehehehehehehehe!"
  530. [01:03:23] <Clarity> "AAAAaaaahahahahahahahaha~!" Sky and Salt only watch in horror as the two laugh probably louder than the entire festival.
  531. [01:06:41] <Clarity> And that was just another average day in Oran village. Juuuust another average day.
  533. [01:10:53] <Barkeep> "Right... "
  534. [01:11:08] <Barkeep> "Well, why would neph be mad at you?"
  535. [01:11:46] <Barkeep> "If anything she'll probably just be feeling..."
  536. [01:11:50] <Raven_> "I dunno, I think I upset her last night..."
  537. [01:12:11] <Barkeep> "Well... don't tell her I told you this."
  538. [01:12:22] <Barkeep> "But she worries a lot that she's never going to find a man."
  539. [01:12:34] <Barkeep> "She thinks she's getting to old..."
  540. [01:13:51] <Barkeep> "She's really self-concious about it, and I probably just made her feel worse about it because you're the same age as her..."
  541. [01:15:13] <Raven_> She sits there a bit with a nervous frown. "That would...explain things."
  542. [01:16:38] <Barkeep> "And now she probably feels even worse if she thought you and I were doing something like that so fast..."
  543. [01:17:22] <Raven_> "Maaan, I've gotta do something spectacular for her birthday...but just what-" Her face goes blank. lightbulbs.
  544. [01:19:18] <Barkeep> "Raven?"
  545. [01:19:42] <Raven_> She starts to laugh nerviously, slowly at first, and grins just as awkwardly. "Oh woooow, I'm an idiot.."
  546. [01:19:48] <Barkeep> "What?"
  547. [01:23:30] <Raven_> "I...just realized I am incredably dense. And I probably am just as at fault about this as you are."
  548. [01:24:30] <Barkeep> "Excuse me?"
  549. [01:24:42] <Barkeep> "Now I'm the one who feels confused..."
  550. [01:25:27] <Raven_> She gets up, and grabs Claud by the hand. "Come on, let's head back to town as I explain it."
  551. [01:27:17] <Barkeep> "Oh, okay."
  552. [01:27:38] * Barkeep takes her hand and gets to his feet, brushing off some sand.
  553. [01:30:27] <Raven_> She half drags him, half accompanies him. "Ya know, I've had a pretty busy, structured life up till I got here. Things like this hadn't even crossed my mind...I think I may have said something to your sister as a misunderstandment."
  554. [01:31:05] <Barkeep> "Misunder...?"
  555. [01:34:10] <Raven_> She leads him back to town square. "I also realized something tonight though! So, before I say it and you get the wrong idea," she spins around and gives him a peck on the cheek. "Thank you for tonight! I...guess this makes us a couple?"
  556. [01:35:33] <Barkeep> :o
  557. [01:35:45] <Barkeep> "Well... yes, I guess it does. Thank you too."
  558. [01:36:19] <Barkeep> "I'm just glad our night didn't get ruined by my Sis thinking I was... springing your spoink."
  559. [01:37:47] <Raven_> "And now for the confession!" She gets really red, averts eye contact. "I'm an idiot and didn't realize you were asking me out till um...a little bit ago. I think I said somethings to her under the wrong impression."
  560. [01:38:19] <Raven_> "And that is...a very cute term for it, less gruff then I've heard."
  561. [01:38:46] * Barkeep just laughs, it's not a sound often heard, but it's a pleasant laugh.
  562. [01:39:06] <Barkeep> "That's perfectly fine."
  563. [01:39:18] <Barkeep> "I'm just glad you came around to liking me enough anyway."
  564. [01:39:52] <Barkeep> "By the way... I was wondering... do you know any guys we could try to set Neph up with?"
  565. [01:40:30] <Raven_> She sighs with relief. "Well, thank Arceus that's past us then! And...I was gonna ask something similar. To you...uh.."
  566. [01:40:56] <Barkeep> "Well I mean... I've wanted to do something like that, but if I did something like that she'd... feel suspicious."
  567. [01:41:10] <Barkeep> "I mean uh, she'd think it was weird that her brother was setting things up for her."
  568. [01:42:50] <Raven_> She thinks for a bit. "I promised her we'd try our hands at some baking soon, and I do still need to think of a gift for her"
  569. [01:43:00] <Barkeep> "But maybe what she needs is someone new in town. She knows all these people for so long and she's always thinking of who'd be a good match for them, but she never includes herself."
  570. [01:43:24] <Barkeep> "Maybe that new guy that showed up in the tower. He seems pretty reliable, didn't freak out once that whole time."
  571. [01:44:15] <Barkeep> "And he's a bit older, so he'd probably make her feel younger."
  572. [01:44:25] <Raven_> She starts counting off her hand. "She probably thinks Henry is too much a flirt, and too young...Flynn, um, maybe it's just intutition but I'm pretty sure he's not interested...Canute? Huh.."
  573. [01:46:18] <Raven_> She paces back and forth a bit. "How the hell would we pull that off?"
  574. [01:46:54] <Barkeep> "Hmm..."
  575. [01:47:18] <Barkeep> "Well, I think I'll try to see about Canute."
  576. [01:47:26] <Barkeep> "I have... a feeling about him."
  577. [01:49:18] <Raven_> She pauses. "Oh no how the hell would I convince her to go through with this she's gonna be pissssed at me."
  578. [01:50:00] <Barkeep> "She's not gonna be mad at you!"
  579. [01:50:11] <Barkeep> "She'll just kind of... feel bad about herself."
  580. [01:50:21] <Barkeep> "She does that a lot." :<
  581. [01:51:34] <Barkeep> :o
  582. [01:51:44] <Barkeep> "I think I've got it."
  583. [01:51:46] <Raven_> "No, just think about it; 'Hey sorry I'm dating your brother how about you go talk to this guy we just met -' Oh Man I'm horrible with these things I'm not girly at all."
  584. [01:51:56] <Barkeep> "You should take her to the hot springs."
  585. [01:52:44] <Barkeep> "I really think she likes you. You should go there to clear the air a bit and make things less awkward."
  586. [01:53:54] <Barkeep> "And you know, we won't have to tell them it's a date. We won't have to tell either of them in fact."
  587. [01:54:04] <Barkeep> "Just put them in the room together and uh..."
  588. [01:54:11] <Barkeep> "This is sounding like a really shoddy plan."
  589. [01:54:32] <Barkeep> "Umm... wanna figure it out later?"
  590. [01:55:25] <Raven_> Raven sighs. "Yeah...I'll see if I can get Flynn to let us use his place for bak- waiiiit a minute..." she ponders. "Maybe he'llhave an idea."
  591. [01:55:55] <Barkeep> "Maybe. I'm not sure how good he is with these things."
  592. [01:56:20] <Barkeep> "Playing matchmaker for the matchmaker... this isn't gonna be easy, but Neph's worth it."
  593. [01:56:39] <Barkeep> "I want to try to get them together before her birthday."
  594. [01:57:25] <Barkeep> "I don't want to see her go through another birthday where I catch her staring out the window just thinking about how old she's getting..."
  595. [01:57:27] <Raven_> "He seems...really knowledgable about this stuff. And we were probably gonna bake at his place, so hmmm. Yeah, I dunno how we're gonna get this to work but..." she shrugs.
  596. [01:57:48] * Barkeep puts his hand on Raven's shoulder, "Let's do our best, okay?"
  597. [02:01:15] <Raven_> She looks him in the eyes, gets a really giddy smile and just goes in for a hug. "Mhm!"
  598. [02:01:55] * Barkeep hugs Raven. "Great."
  599. [02:02:07] <Barkeep> "I'll see you around, okay?"
  600. [02:03:37] <Raven_> She backs away slowly. "Yeah...cya!" She walks away slowly back to her place, glancing back every few steps.
  601. [02:04:20] * Barkeep smiles warmly and heads on back to the Inn, a bit more spring in his step than before. Maybe it's the snowcone kicking in.
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