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Sequoia Session 7

castfromhp Sep 6th, 2015 (edited) 124 Never
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  1. [19:37:06 ][zoofman] Okay!  So last we left off you guys had just gotten back from Nena's challenge and taken a trip to the Poke Center to get your buddies rested up.  Now that that's over, its around noon.
  2. [19:42:00 ]* Dann- searches for a quick cheap meal in the PokeCenter. He forgot to eat this morning and his stomach is profoundly unhappy.
  3. [19:43:18 ][castfromhp] Percival, your phone is ringing!
  4. [19:43:57 ]* Percival picks it up. "Eh? Oh! Sorry, hello!"
  5. [19:44:57 ][castfromhp] "Heya." You hear Blintz's tired voice. "Nena pinged our lab. Grats and all that. You with the others?"
  6. [19:46:13 ]* Dann- then whips out his phone and sends Sandy a text: [Hey, what are you up to?]
  7. [19:46:47 ][Percival] "Oh yes, we're still around. Thanks as well."
  8. [19:47:20 ][Percival] "Is there something you need done?"
  9. [19:47:53 ][castfromhp] "Faaaantastic." Blintz says, with a yawn. "So good news and bad news. The bad news is that monster you sent us barfed on me this morning."
  10. [19:48:26 ][castfromhp] "The good news is I ran some tests on the plant matter in its stomach, and I've got a pretty good idea of where it came from - Hollyhock, like the other incident Moses told you 'bout."
  11. [19:49:53 ][Percival] "That's great to hear and sorry about it yakking all over you. Would you like us to check up there?"
  12. [19:50:25 ][castfromhp] Sandy replies after a bit: [Just finished lunch. You?]
  13. [19:51:00 ]* Lucian spends the morning stocking up on a few travel supplies, ready to get back on the road as soon as the others give him word. He stops by a cafe to grab a quick lunch while he's out and about.
  14. [19:52:23 ][castfromhp] "Yeah, actually Benedict got in touch with one of his colleagues, Professor Grit. Turns out he's got a small research camp set up near the town, and he's sending a boat up from Oceanspray with two of his aides tomorrow morning. I think you met 'em."
  15. [19:53:57 ][Dann-] [Nothing much. Just got back from getting a badge.]
  16. [19:54:31 ][castfromhp] [Ooh, congrats! I heard Nena's battle is pretty nuts.]
  17. [19:56:08 ]* Adrienne was doing pretty much the same as Lucian, hitting up shops to pick up supplies and this and that.
  18. [19:56:11 ][Percival] "I see, that sounds like a grand idea. I'll make sure the others know so we can prepare! Thank you very much."
  19. [19:56:55 ][Dann-] [Yeah, it was chaos. I honestly wouldn't have had a chance without my friends.]
  20. [19:57:41 ][castfromhp] "Greeeat. I'll text you with the time and meeting location later. I think I'm gonna go take -another- shower. Good luck and all that." Click.
  21. [19:59:00 ][Dann-] [I've been meaning to ask you about these weird shards I keep finding in the ground. Think we could meet up for a bit today?]
  22. [19:59:49 ][castfromhp] [Oh, sure thing. I'll be stopping by the main Pokemon Center in town soon. Meet there?]
  23. [20:00:15 ][Dann-] [Already there. :P]
  24. [20:01:11 ]* Dann- looks over at Percival as the call ends. "Who was that?"
  25. [20:02:42 ][castfromhp] It's not long before Sandy shows up at the pokemon center, carrying a couple bags from some of the clothing shops in town. She waves and walks over to your table. "Yo."
  26. [20:03:13 ][Percival] "It was Blintz, just calling to say he found out some more information about that giant quagsire that was brought in. It came from Hollyhock and we're to take a boat there today to investigate further."
  27. [20:03:53 ][castfromhp] (the boat's tomorrow morning)
  28. [20:05:23 ][Percival] "Tomorrow then, I'm guess we don't have much on our plate for today however."
  29. [20:05:24 ][Dann-] "Leaving by boat? That's unexpected. But cool! That sounds like a fun change of pace." He turns to Sandy. "Hey there! What do you make of these?"
  30. [20:05:47 ]* Dann- promptly dumps all of his shards out on the table. He makes a meager attempt to organize them by color.
  31. [20:06:12 ][Dann-] "I noticed that you seem to be able to make some pretty cool stuff. Think you could show me what we could do with some of these?"
  32. [20:08:21 ][castfromhp] She glances over them as she removes a glass phial from her pouch.
  33. [20:09:32 ][Percival] "It's far more relaxing atleast, I can only hope there aren't things much worse over there."
  34. [20:09:33 ][castfromhp] "They're energized crystals, fragments of the Elemental Stones you use to make some Pokemon evolve, basically. If you know what you're doing, you can even reassemble the original stones."
  35. [20:10:17 ][Dann-] "Woah."
  36. [20:10:56 ][castfromhp] "Or make something entirely different. They're pretty volatile! But with the right reagents, you can make all sorts of things to boost a Pokemon's power."
  37. [20:12:28 ][Dann-] "I had no idea they were so versatile." He ponders his collection. "Well, I've got the most of these red ones. Is there anything you know how to make out of those?"
  38. [20:14:47 ][castfromhp] She picks up your red shards and tosses them up and down, testing their weight. "You'd need just a bit more to make anything useful. But you almost have enough for a Fire Stone. Or I could make something that boosts fire attacks or protects against fire."
  39. [20:15:54 ][castfromhp] "Actually, fun fact, the red shards are like parts of a Fire Stone, but I could also make something aligned with the Fairy or Psychic Type with them."
  40. [20:16:32 ]* Dann- snaps his fingers. "A fire stone! That's what makes Vulpix evolve. That would really help Kai out down the line. Hm, I wonder if I can find another red shard down on the beach before tomorrow..."
  41. [20:17:04 ]* Lucian switches on his phone and sends Adrienne texts in the meantime, [Where you be?]
  42. [20:18:18 ][Dann-] "I don't suppose you have a spare red shard you'd want to trade to me?"
  43. [20:18:21 ][castfromhp] "I've probably got a spare somewhere. Maybe..." She looks over your collection. "Trade you for one of the blues?"
  44. [20:18:39 ][castfromhp] "I'll need it for a water stone later."
  45. [20:19:07 ][Dann-] "Sounds good to me!" He replies with a grin. "What's the water stone for?"
  46. [20:19:15 ]* Adrienne takes a minute to reply, being in the middle of browing around for items. [Just killing time at the Mart, getting supplies.]
  47. [20:20:03 ][Lucian] [Let's do something.]
  48. [20:20:10 ][Lucian] [Explore the wilds or something.]
  49. [20:22:12 ][castfromhp] "Oh I guess you didn't get a good look with everything that happened in that cave..." Sandy digs around in her bag and hefts out a large fossil - looks like a Shellder, but more angular. "'least I'm hoping the prehistoric kind evolves the same way as the modern variety."
  50. [20:22:20 ][Adrienne] [Sure. Meet you there.]
  51. [20:22:58 ]* Adrienne finishes her shopping at her normal pace and heads out to meet up with Lucian, stopping by the center on the way to grab her Pokemon.
  52. [20:23:29 ][Dann-] "Wow, that thing is huge! I guess you managed to find what you were digging for in there. Nice."
  53. [20:23:45 ][castfromhp] "Hehe, thanks."
  54. [20:24:09 ][Dann-] "Wish they had a fossil machine here so we could both starting raising our finds."
  55. [20:25:00 ]* Adrienne waves to Dann, Percival, and Sandy when she stops by. She doesn't hang around.
  56. [20:25:29 ]* Dann- waves back. "Where are you off to?"
  57. [20:25:56 ][Adrienne] "Killing time with Lucian."
  58. [20:26:17 ]* Lucian doesn't have much of a destination in mind when he sets out with Adrienne, just knowing to stay more or less nearby the city in case the others need him.
  59. [20:26:23 ][Dann-] "Cool. Percival tells me we get to take a boat trip tomorrow morning."
  60. [20:26:59 ][castfromhp] "Yeah, but anyone can just head down to St. Cascara for that. I might actually do that myself soon."
  61. [20:28:11 ][Percival] "Hm... we should see how everything with Naomi, no dubt she heard of that Gyarados."
  62. [20:28:40 ][Adrienne] "Gotcha," she says to Dann.
  63. [20:28:40 ][Adrienne] She just goes along with Lucian when they meet up, doing her usual and not chatting much. She seems pretty at ease. Eventually, she strikes up small talk with "hell of a gym fight, huh?"
  64. [20:29:25 ]* Lucian hums, "Yeah. She was right though. We were too timid. And for all the praise we got, I don't think we did much as a team."
  65. [20:30:09 ][castfromhp] "So a Fire Stone, huh?" Sandy tosses a blue shard on the table and scoops up your 3 red shards. "It'll take me a bit - delicate process, you know? I'll have it done tonight or tomorrow morning if you wanna meet here again."
  66. [20:30:50 ][Dann-] "Sounds good. And thanks! I'll make sure to get it from you before we get on the boat."
  67. [20:30:59 ][Lucian] "But then, a failure you can walk away from is one you can learn from, yeah?"
  68. [20:31:40 ][castfromhp] "Where are you headed to?" Sandy asks curiously.
  69. [20:32:00 ][Adrienne] "Yeah," she answers. "I don't think I was timid, though, but whatever."
  70. [20:32:27 ]* Dann- ponders whether he should give Sandy the whole story about the Quagsire. He decides to keep it partially vague.
  71. [20:33:17 ][Dann-] "Prof. Benedict tasked us with investigating some strange Pokemon behaviors that have been showing up in the region. Maybe you heard about the Quagsire that was rampaging around town here?"
  72. [20:33:42 ][castfromhp] "Yeah, I saw the mess it made in town."
  73. [20:34:17 ]* Lucian laughs, "No need to get offended. But we did stall out toward the end. Some unfortunate positioning on your Teddiursa's part, too much baiting with Ishtor that didn't really synergize with the slugfest Fumu got into."
  74. [20:34:27 ][Lucian] "Stuff like that."
  75. [20:35:02 ][Dann-] "Well, we actually came here to investigate it, and wound up ending its trouble in the process. In the end, we had it sent back to Benedict labs. Seems there's evidence that the behavior may have been caused by something at Hollyhock Point. So that's where we're off to."
  76. [20:36:14 ]* Adrienne shrugs. "Work in progress, I guess."
  77. [20:37:55 ][castfromhp] "Ah." Sandy says simply; something about what you said seems to have made her a bit more muted than before. "Well, have fun I guess. Be careful up there. I've got some errands to run, then I'll get to work on your Fire Stone." She puts on a smile and waves, then she's out the door as quick as a flash.
  78. [20:38:58 ][@Doxy] Percival, as you're doing ... whatever you're doing, you feel the egg incubator you're carrying begin to shake!
  79. [20:40:29 ][Percival] "Oh! That little guy is up, I need to see this."
  80. [20:40:36 ]* Percival places it on the ground and observes.
  81. [20:40:51 ]* Dann- waves back, but she's already gone.
  82. [20:42:39 ]* Dann- then turns to watch what's going on with Percival.
  83. [20:43:32 ][Percival] "Ah the egg that Naomi gave me, in the incubator, that's what's happening."
  84. [20:43:52 ][@Doxy] You open up the incubator, and see the Skiddo egg is shaking! After a moment, a pair of horns cracks through the shell, and a small fuzzy white face looks up at you. "do."
  85. [20:44:48 ][Adrienne] "Honestly, I have no idea how to work on team fighting," she says to Lucian. "You have a clue?"
  86. [20:46:01 ]* Lucian laughs, "Hehe, me neither. Double battling was covered in the Advanced Battle Tactics portion of the curriculum and I was oriented toward medicine and research."
  87. [20:46:19 ][Lucian] "But I suppose it's just something we need to work at a bit at a time."
  88. [20:46:32 ][Lucian] "You know, get some wins under our belt, get a feel for our capabilities..."
  89. [20:46:32 ][Percival] "Aw, hey there little one. I'm Percival."
  90. [20:46:49 ]* Percival reachs his hand down for it to sniff.
  91. [20:47:03 ][Lucian] "You know what, that's a good idea. How about you tell me a little bit about how you approach battling and training and I can do the same."
  92. [20:47:36 ][@Doxy] It gently nibbles on your hand for a moment, and then continues crawling out of the egg.
  93. [20:48:12 ]* Dann- walks deliberately over to Percival, taking care not to startle the newborn. "Congrats, Percival! He's, or uh, maybe she's, adorable."
  94. [20:49:38 ]* Adrienne makes a 'hrnh' kind of grunting noise. "I don't know; it's all very seat of my pants."
  95. [20:50:24 ]* Lucian chuckles to himself, "You know, you aren't as cerebral as your image presents. That's cute."
  96. [20:50:51 ]* Percival makes sure the little one makes it out of the egg. "Ah yes, I believe it's a she. Such a sweet little one you are."
  97. [20:51:51 ][Lucian] "Well how about I start then? Maybe that'll give you a better idea."
  98. [20:52:22 ][Adrienne] "... I'm pretty new to battling," she replies. "I figured I'd learn better by doing."
  99. [20:54:09 ][@Doxy] The lil' skiddo finishes crawling out, trying to crawl onto your lap on its wibbly wobbly legs.
  100. [20:54:16 ][@Doxy] It manages to do so and the flops over.
  101. [20:54:18 ][@Doxy] floomp
  102. [20:54:46 ][Lucian] "Hmmmm, I suppose you could say I have a very stubborn approach to battling. I push my Pokemon as far as they can go, in battle and in training. It's not really the prediction heavy, switch out meta that's popular these days but it works well for me."
  103. [20:55:31 ][Lucian] "A lot of my studies revolve around Battling as catalyst for Pokemon growth and development so I like to instill a healthy taste for conflict in them."
  104. [20:56:39 ][Lucian] "When somebody pushes them, I expect them to push back even harder. And when all's said and done I try to train them so that they can push back for as long as the battle takes."
  105. [20:57:34 ]* Percival pets the new Skiddo. "That's alright, take the rest you need."
  106. [20:58:00 ][Lucian] "Since I like to keep my Pokemon in for as long as possible, I'm working on more varied move sets for them. No matter what situation they find themselves in, I want them to have an appropriate response."
  107. [20:58:49 ][@Doxy] The Skiddo wiggles around, flailing its little noodly newborn legs, and sneezes a bit of eggy gunk on your lap. "Doo~"
  108. [21:00:00 ][Dann-] "Anyway, I'm going to go walk around for a bit. I'll catch you later Percival."
  109. [21:00:09 ]* Dann- pulls out his phone to send a group text.
  110. [21:01:08 ][Dann-] [Hey all. Looks like we're gonna be taking a boat trip tomorrow morning (Ask Percival). Anyone wanna split the cost of a fishing rod with me?]
  111. [21:01:45 ][Lucian] [I'm not much on fishing, sorrrry.]
  112. [21:02:52 ][Percival] "Aw, that's alright. Catch you later, I'll be just here if you need me."
  113. [21:04:20 ][Adrienne] "Huh, sounds neat," she responds after thinking it over. "You know, Pokemon react pretty well to food, I figure part of my success so far's because I feed Arthur well."
  114. [21:04:43 ][Adrienne] [Kinda broke.]
  115. [21:06:11 ]* Dann- heads out to pick up an Old Rod and some bait. Afterwards, he takes out Glyce and walks around town to show him what his 'home town' looks like before he takes him even farther away from his old cave.
  116. [21:09:06 ]* Lucian nods, "Oh yeah, Pokemon nutrition is a legit field of study. I'm surprised you haven't heard more about it."
  117. [21:10:28 ][Lucian] "You know what, I might have some books at home. Maybe I'll see about shipping a few copies over to wherever we end up staying."
  118. [21:10:36 ]* Percival carries around his little Skiddo to pick up an Old Rod + Bait so he has something to look forward to on the boat ride over.
  119. [21:10:56 ][@Doxy] Alright!~
  120. [21:11:06 ][Adrienne] "I've done my fair share of research," she replies. "I did get accepted as an aide, after all."
  121. [21:13:48 ][Dann-] [OK, I'm gonna pick one up anyway. If any of you end up catching any of the monsters I'm gonna reel in, the bait's on you! ;)]
  122. [21:14:48 ][@Doxy] You all finish your various errands for the day. The next day, you all wake up fairly early to meet Alex and Lawrence at the harbor. The boat you'll all be taking is a fairly small skiff, with only one more crewmember - Bluebill Chad, a salty ol' dog.
  123. [21:15:09 ]* Lucian scratches the back of his neck, "Uh yeah, don't mention this to the others but I don't think academic merit was a major consideration for the job."
  124. [21:15:19 ][Lucian] "Just...one of many."
  125. [21:19:22 ]* Adrienne ends the conversation with a thoughtful "huh."
  126. [21:19:22 ][Adrienne] "Boat's kind of small," she comments.
  127. [21:20:44 ][zoofman] Alex is leaning against a post on the pier, hands tucked in the pockets of her trackjacket.  She looks half asleep and just as grouchy as before.  It takes a while for her to notice you guys approach, and when she does she just gives a "welcoming" nod and grunt.
  128. [21:20:48 ]* Lucian waves to the other aides, "Hey, I heard we were working with another lab but I didn't think we'd be seeing any friendly faces.
  129. [21:22:53 ][zoofman] "Working WITH us?  Huh, you heard more than we did, then.  Are you all ready to go?"
  130. [21:23:02 ][castfromhp] "Hey! Who knew we'd run into each other again so soon, right?" Lawrence waves. He was humming to himself and brushing a contented looking Mareep on deck.
  131. [21:23:02 ][Dann-] "What have you two been up to?"
  132. [21:23:53 ][Adrienne] "Nice Mareep," Adrienne comments.
  133. [21:24:42 ][zoofman] Alex groans.  "Dealing with the Wild Pokemon near the Professor's camp."
  134. [21:25:25 ][Lucian] "Camp huh? I guess if he's friends with Benedict he's probably a pretty hands-on type researcher."
  135. [21:25:49 ][castfromhp] "Thanks!" He continues to brush his sheep. "So I heard you're dealing with something pretty scary up in Hollyhock."
  136. [21:26:19 ][Adrienne] "We have to get up there first and see what's up."
  137. [21:26:32 ][Lucian] "Oh, yeah...there's been some trouble with there recently so we're getting called out to investigate."
  138. [21:26:45 ][Dann-] "Maybe you've heard more than we have? I just thought we were investigating something odd about the Quagsire's diet from there."
  139. [21:29:00 ][zoofman] Alex scratches her head, moving toward the boat.  "I'm not sure what you're talking about.  What were you told?"
  140. [21:29:52 ][Adrienne] 1d20 Pickup;1d3 Pecha Yield
  141. [21:30:41 ]* CritSenpai (~CritSenpa@Rizon-367A6368.hsd1.il.comcast.net) has joined #SleeplessInSequoia
  142. [21:30:46 ][Lucian] 1d20 Pickup
  143. [21:30:46 ][CritSenpai] Pickup: 5 [1d20=5]
  144. [21:31:09 ][Adrienne] 1d20 Pickup;1d3 Pecha Yield
  145. [21:31:10 ][CritSenpai] Pickup: 20 [1d20=20]; Pecha Yield: 2 [1d3=2]
  146. [21:35:04 ][Lucian] "Not much more than what we just told you, I'm afraid."
  147. [21:35:11 ][@Doxy] As you're in the harbor Adrienne, you notice Arthur seems to be playing with something.
  148. [21:35:21 ][Lucian] "We heard we'd be meeting with Grit Labs but that's about it."
  149. [21:36:27 ][castfromhp] "I think you're just catching a ride with us. We have our own assignment from Professor Grit." Lawrence gestures to a bulging bag on deck, and you can see what looks like Pokemon eggs peeking out of it.
  150. [21:36:54 ]* Adrienne sidesteps and looks down at what Arthur's playing with.
  151. [21:37:10 ][zoofman] Alex shrugs.  "I think he mentioned the local Watchers wanted us to do something too, but they didn't mention a joint thing."
  152. [21:39:12 ]* Lucian frowns, "Aw, that's kind of disappointing."
  153. [21:39:23 ][Lucian] "It would have been nice to get to know you two a little better."
  154. [21:39:45 ][@Doxy] You see that Arthur is playing with a TM! Huh, where'd he get something like that??
  155. [21:40:42 ]* Adrienne crouches down and extends her hand, palm up. "Where'd you get that, Arthur?"
  156. [21:40:45 ]* Lucian plants his arms on both of their shoulders and smiles up and down at them respectively, "I guess we ought to make the most of the time we have now then, huh?"
  157. [21:43:04 ][zoofman] Alex jolts at the shouldertap and sighs. "I guess it was hard to sleep anyway, with that Chad guy singing all morning."
  158. [21:43:31 ]* Dann- 's shovel falls out of its harness again with a loud 'clang'. He scrambles to pick up before it slips into the water. "...sorry."
  159. [21:43:48 ][@Doxy] Arthur puts a Quash Tm in Adrienne's palm and shrugs impishly.
  160. [21:44:24 ][castfromhp] "Hey, maybe he can teach us some songs to pass the time!" Lawrence says cheerily.
  161. [21:44:59 ][zoofman] Alex glares daggers at Lawrence.
  162. [21:45:43 ]* Lucian grins sheepishly at the jolt but doesn't pay it much mind, "So what is there to do on the boat anyway?"
  163. [21:45:50 ]* Adrienne patscratches Arthur on the head. "What am I going to do with you?"
  164. [21:47:55 ][zoofman] Lawrence was asking for it, as Bluebill Chad starts singing from the helm. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGyPuey-1Jw
  165. [21:48:08 ][castfromhp] Lawrence is completely oblivious to the daggers. "I guess you could go fishing if you brought a rod."
  166. [21:48:53 ]* Dann- seems eager to get on board. Once he's moved all of his gear onto the ship, he pulls out some rope and sits down to work on something.
  167. [21:49:26 ]* Lucian lets out Merric, eager to let the Corsola out to see the open sea and all the new faces.
  168. [21:50:28 ]* Adrienne decides to release Mina and Rami once she's pocketed the TM, letting her three Pokemon hang out together.
  169. [21:52:40 ][castfromhp] It's not longer before Lawrence is joining Chad in song, this time while he brushes an Eevee's fur.
  170. [21:56:53 ]* Percival released Fumu and Sukafi so that they might see the ocean.
  171. [21:57:39 ][Dann-] After a while, Dann stands up triumphantly. He has...somehow lassoed his shovel to his new fishing rod. For what purpose, no one can tell.
  172. [21:58:19 ]* Adrienne questions Dann. "... Why?"
  173. [21:58:58 ][Dann-] "Everything is better when a shovel is involved. Call me superstitious, but it hasn't failed me yet."
  174. [21:59:01 ][castfromhp] It's not long before the boat sets sail. Anything you'd like to do during the ride over?
  175. [21:59:05 ][Dann-] Once the trip is underway, he readies some bait and casts out a line, calling out Winston and Glyce to keep him company while he waits.
  176. [21:59:08 ]* Lucian shushes Adrienne, "Remember, Benedict didn't choose us for academic merits."
  177. [21:59:31 ][zoofman] Alex snrks
  178. [22:00:44 ][Adrienne] "Yeah, I'm beginning to see your point," she whispers conspiratorially to Lucian.
  179. [22:00:45 ][@Doxy] Roll BAITO
  180. [22:00:56 ][Adrienne] "It explains you."
  181. [22:00:57 ]* Dann- has fashioned this contraption such that the shovel head is on the opposite side of the rod where the line is attached. If he gets something on the line, he stands one foot on the shovel head to keep the pole rooted while he pulls up on the rod.
  182. [22:02:15 ]* Lucian smirks, "Nice try, but I've probably got the most sparkling academic credentials out of us four."
  183. [22:02:38 ][Lucian] "Being an over privileged prep dork has its perks."
  184. [22:02:59 ][Dann-] 1d20 BAIT
  185. [22:03:00 ][CritSenpai] BAIT: 10 [1d20=10]
  186. [22:03:11 ][@Doxy] might as well roll all three uses at once
  187. [22:03:16 ][Dann-] 1d20 BAIT
  188. [22:03:16 ][CritSenpai] BAIT: 11 [1d20=11]
  189. [22:03:17 ][Dann-] 1d20 BAIT
  190. [22:03:18 ][CritSenpai] BAIT: 16 [1d20=16]
  191. [22:03:40 ][@Doxy] After 15 minutes or so, you feel something tugging on the line!
  192. [22:03:48 ][Adrienne] "Well, damn. I was hoping for more of a response," she says with a deadpan.
  193. [22:04:49 ]* Dann- puts his contraption's design to use and hauls the line in.
  194. [22:04:54 ][Lucian] "Nope, just me and my anti-fun field."
  195. [22:05:22 ][@Doxy] roll athletics!
  196. [22:05:26 ][zoofman] "Do you four get along at all?" Alex asks as an observer to all this.
  197. [22:05:48 ][@Doxy] +1 thanks to shovel contraption
  198. [22:06:28 ][Dann-] 3d6+2 Athletics+some AP too
  199. [22:06:28 ][CritSenpai] Athletics+some AP too: 14 [3d6=3,6,3]
  200. [22:06:44 ]* Lucian looks at her confused, "Of course we do. This is how I get along with Adrienne."
  201. [22:06:48 ][Adrienne] "They're pretty okay," Adrienne says. "I don't mind them."
  202. [22:07:01 ][Lucian] "This is how we do."
  203. [22:07:07 ][@Doxy] Dann YANKS the pole REEL HARD (haha see the funny play on words I made), and a fish goes flying into the air, above his head, and lands on the deck, flopping about!
  204. [22:07:13 ][@Doxy] It's a Remoraid!
  205. [22:07:19 ][Lucian] "I get along with her best even though she's kind of a B."
  206. [22:07:27 ]* Lucian hums, "Or maybe even /because/ of it."
  207. [22:08:13 ][zoofman] Alex takes a glance over to her own travel companion, whose probably covered in mareep and eevee still, and hrms. "I seee...."
  208. [22:09:27 ]* Lucian notices the look and leans in close, "Ohoho, I see, indeed."
  209. [22:09:33 ][Lucian] "Does he know yet?"
  210. [22:09:37 ]* Adrienne rolls her eyes in an overly exaggerated way. "You're an F if I ever saw one, Lucian."
  211. [22:09:40 ][Dann-] "Zap it Glyce!"
  212. [22:09:43 ][Dann-] Thunder Wave
  213. [22:10:39 ][zoofman] "Know what?" Alex ain't putting two and two together.
  214. [22:12:42 ][Lucian] "You know, about how you feel. A guy'd have to be pretty stupid not to notice that a cute girl's interested in him."
  215. [22:13:34 ][@Doxy] Zappy zappy
  216. [22:13:38 ][@Doxy] 1d20 paralyzed
  217. [22:13:38 ][CritSenpai] paralyzed: 14 [1d20=14]
  218. [22:13:52 ][@Doxy] 1d20 stop right there criminal scum
  219. [22:13:52 ][CritSenpai] stop right there criminal scum: 17 [1d20=17]
  220. [22:14:09 ][@Doxy] 2d6+8+11 Water Gun on Dann
  221. [22:14:09 ][CritSenpai] Water Gun on Dann: 25 [2d6=4,2]
  222. [22:14:37 ]* Dann- falls on his butt as he is blasted in the face with water.
  223. [22:15:17 ][zoofman] She looks more confused than embarassed, but is clearly both.  "Huh?  No, no, its not like that.  He's just, well, always obliviously cheery."
  224. [22:17:15 ]* Adrienne straightens up and glances over at her Pokemon. "Hey Dann, want any help?"
  225. [22:17:50 ]* Lucian sticks his tongue out playfully, "Pft, with guy's like that you have to be direct and take charge of the situation yourself."
  226. [22:18:07 ][Lucian] "Do it and you won't regret it...I'd think."
  227. [22:18:25 ]* Dann- gets back up laughing. "Quick Glyce, wrap him up before he can do that again!"
  228. [22:18:28 ][Lucian] He winks at her conspiratorially and nudges her on the shoulder playfully.
  229. [22:18:32 ][Dann-] Priority Agility order
  230. [22:19:26 ][Dann-] 3d6+2 Grapple
  231. [22:19:26 ][CritSenpai] Grapple: 15 [3d6=6,2,5]
  232. [22:20:05 ][zoofman] She squints and baps Lucian on the shoulder, softer than she did before, and walks off to go find someplace to take a nap.
  233. [22:20:30 ][@Doxy] 2d6
  234. [22:20:30 ][CritSenpai] 2d6: 9 [2d6=5,4]
  235. [22:20:35 ]* Lucian blinks, "I wonder what was up with her."
  236. [22:20:40 ][@Doxy] Glyce wraps itself around the fish~
  237. [22:20:51 ][castfromhp] Lawrence has, throughout this conversation, simply had the most blissful time taking care of his fluffball Pokemon.
  238. [22:21:00 ]* Dann- calls back to Adrienne. "If Glyce loses his grip, help would be appreciated. But this plan might yet work."
  239. [22:22:27 ]* Dann- withdraws a basic ball, waiting to throw it until it looks a little weaker from Glyce's judo grip.
  240. [22:23:09 ]* Adrienne shrugs. "Maybe it's not the time to talk about it."
  241. [22:24:02 ][@Doxy] 2d6 wrigglinfish
  242. [22:24:02 ][CritSenpai] wrigglinfish: 6 [2d6=1,5]
  243. [22:24:27 ][Dann-] 3d6+4 Grapple (this was actually supposed to have +4 the whole time because Wrap)
  244. [22:24:27 ][CritSenpai] Grapple (this was actually supposed to have +4 the whole time because Wrap): 17 [3d6=4,3,6]
  245. [22:25:10 ][@Doxy] Okay that's two ticks~
  246. [22:25:56 ][Dann-] 3d6+4 Grapple part 3
  247. [22:25:56 ][CritSenpai] Grapple part 3: 8 [3d6=1,1,2]
  248. [22:26:10 ][@Doxy] 2d6
  249. [22:26:11 ][CritSenpai] 2d6: 5 [2d6=3,2]
  250. [22:26:44 ]* Dann- chucks the ball at the wrapped fish!
  251. [22:26:57 ][Lucian] "I guess I shouldn't have pushed her if she wasn't ready."
  252. [22:27:02 ][Dann-] 1d20+1 Basic ball +AP
  253. [22:27:02 ][CritSenpai] Basic ball +AP: 20 [1d20=19]
  254. [22:27:18 ][@Doxy] that
  255. [22:27:18 ][@Doxy] hits
  256. [22:27:19 ][@Doxy] I think
  257. [22:27:23 ][Dann-] 1d20 Capture Roll
  258. [22:27:23 ][CritSenpai] Capture Roll: 1 [1d20=1]
  259. [22:27:55 ][@Doxy] The Pokeball shatters into pieces as the Remoraid forcefully bursts out!
  260. [22:28:00 ][@Doxy] 1d20 water gun on glyce
  261. [22:28:01 ][CritSenpai] water gun on glyce: 16 [1d20=16]
  262. [22:28:09 ][@Doxy] 1d20 wait paralysis
  263. [22:28:09 ][CritSenpai] wait paralysis: 10 [1d20=10]
  264. [22:28:23 ][@Doxy] 2d6+8+11
  265. [22:28:23 ][CritSenpai] 2d6+8+11: 24 [2d6=2,3]
  266. [22:29:15 ][Dann-] 3d6+4 Grapple IV
  267. [22:29:15 ][CritSenpai] Grapple IV: 17 [3d6=5,2,6]
  268. [22:30:00 ][@Doxy] 2d6 uuu cant beat
  269. [22:30:00 ][CritSenpai] uuu cant beat: 7 [2d6=1,6]
  270. [22:30:07 ][@Doxy] that's a third tick, another ball?
  271. [22:30:22 ][Dann-] Do the new rules actually not make it easier till 50%?
  272. [22:31:23 ][Dann-] 1d20 Basic ball
  273. [22:31:23 ][CritSenpai] Basic ball: 11 [1d20=11]
  274. [22:31:27 ][@Doxy] hitto
  275. [22:31:34 ][Dann-] 1d20 Capture roll
  276. [22:31:34 ][CritSenpai] Capture roll: 10 [1d20=10]
  277. [22:32:52 ][@Doxy] The Remoraid is zooped into the ball, which begins to roll around...
  278. [22:32:53 ][@Doxy] roll
  279. [22:32:54 ][@Doxy] roll
  280. [22:32:55 ][@Doxy] roll
  281. [22:32:59 ][@Doxy] CLICK
  282. [22:34:06 ][Dann-] "Yes!"
  283. [22:34:50 ]* Dann- rushes forward to pick up the ball, but slips on the large puddles of water and nearly falls on Glyce. He manages to avoid body slamming his new friend and then rolls over to give him a hug, getting soaked in the process.
  284. [22:34:56 ][Dann-] He then starts laughing.
  285. [22:37:37 ][Adrienne] "Congratulations," Adrienne deadpans. "Now stop playing with your snake in broad daylight."
  286. [22:37:37 ]* Lucian moves to hang out with Lawrence, figuring that Alex needs some space after he offended her.
  287. [22:38:19 ][Dann-] "But he's so soft and cuddly." Dann replies, grinning up from the floor.
  288. [22:39:01 ][castfromhp] "Oh hello!" Lawrence says as you walk over. In the time since the boat's left the docks, he's managed to fluff up his Eevee's fur to twice the normal volume.
  289. [22:39:45 ]* Lucian reaches out to pet the fluffball as well, "Hey, if I'd have known you were so big on Pokemon grooming I would have bought you a brush while I was in town."
  290. [22:39:52 ][@Doxy] Glyce wriggles happily in Dann's grip~
  291. [22:41:38 ][castfromhp] "Oh, it's okay! I like to make my grooming tools myself."
  292. [22:42:16 ]* Adrienne snorts in amusement, then pulls out a book filled with berry knowledge and uses it to kill time while her Pokemon relaxed out in the fresh air.
  293. [22:42:39 ][Lucian] "Oh yeah?"
  294. [22:43:12 ]* Percival sits down beside the fishing line and attaches his bait to the end of it. "Off to sea you go!"
  295. [22:43:35 ][@Doxy] roll 3d20~
  296. [22:43:42 ][Percival] 3d20 bait
  297. [22:43:43 ][CritSenpai] bait: 20 [3d20=5,1,14]
  298. [22:43:57 ][@Doxy] Well, that bait was a bust.
  299. [22:44:30 ][Lucian] "So how've you been holding up we left you guys at that camp?"
  300. [22:44:44 ][Lucian] "If I remember, you said you weren't too familiar with Pokemon, right?"
  301. [22:44:59 ][@Doxy] If you want to use another bait, roll 3d20 again!
  302. [22:45:16 ]* Dann- disconnected the shovel contraption, if Percival did not want to have to deal with it.
  303. [22:45:44 ]* Percival reels in the line and finds it empty. "Suppose they're pretty hungry out there." Percival then proceeds to attach another and throws it back out.
  304. [22:45:47 ][Percival] 3d20
  305. [22:45:47 ][CritSenpai] 3d20: 52 [3d20=19,20,13]
  306. [22:46:29 ][@Doxy] You throw out a new bait... and after only 5 minutes, you feel a tug on the line!
  307. [22:46:57 ]* Percival returns to the line to try to pull it back out!
  308. [22:48:05 ][castfromhp] Lawrence shrugs. "I don't do much battling, but I like to take care of them. I'm just glad we got done with all the bugs!"
  309. [22:48:39 ][@Doxy] Athletics!
  310. [22:49:39 ][Percival] 4d6+1 spending ap
  311. [22:49:39 ][CritSenpai] spending ap: 17 [4d6=5,3,2,6]
  312. [22:50:21 ][@Doxy] You reel up the line, and find... a white lil' nibbler on it!
  313. [22:51:13 ]* Lucian "I can respect that. Battling isn't for everyone, even though it's a /big/ part of my job."
  314. [22:51:33 ][Percival] "Oh? Small little fellow."
  315. [22:51:36 ][@Doxy] Getting a bit closer, you see it is a Tynamo.
  316. [22:52:07 ][Lucian] "Hey, while we're stuck on the boat do you mind helping me gussy up my own team?"
  317. [22:52:15 ][castfromhp] "Alex takes care of most of that when we need it, but most of our jobs have been pretty safe so far."
  318. [22:52:22 ][Lucian] "In exchange I could, I dunno, give you battle pointers?"
  319. [22:54:11 ][castfromhp] "Oh sure, I could help you out! ...But I dunno about battling." He sets down his brush and rubs his chin.
  320. [22:54:40 ]* Percival sends out Fumu after it and has her do a Sweet Kiss on the wiggling Tynamo!
  321. [22:55:21 ][Percival] 1d20+2
  322. [22:55:21 ][CritSenpai] 1d20+2: 8 [1d20=6]
  323. [22:55:24 ]* Adrienne waves from behind her book. "Same offer to you Perce, if you want help just ask."
  324. [22:56:14 ][Percival] "It's much appreciated the offeer but, I'll see how it goes so far. Thank you very much."
  325. [22:56:48 ][zoofman] The Tynamo has no idea how to handle this mushy business, its confused!
  326. [22:56:54 ][zoofman] 1d20
  327. [22:56:54 ][CritSenpai] 1d20: 11 [1d20=11]
  328. [22:57:15 ][zoofman] It panics and Thunderwaves Fumu!
  329. [22:57:31 ]* Lucian shrugs, "Well, I know Alex takes care of most problems that come up but you never know. Knowing a little something to help her out would not be remiss, would it?"
  330. [22:58:05 ][Percival] 1d20 paralyze
  331. [22:58:05 ][CritSenpai] paralyze: 13 [1d20=13]
  332. [22:58:39 ][Lucian] "Pokemon are creatures that grow and thrive on battle besides, even if you don't fancy yourself a strong battler keeping a steady schedule for training does wonders for their physique and mental well-being."
  333. [22:59:09 ][castfromhp] "I guess." Lawrence looks over to make sure Alex is actually sleeping before continuing in a whisper. "She's actually been really bad at handling the Bugs, and I'm worried it'll be the same with the Fairies around Hollyhock..." He glances over again, double checking her sleeping status.
  334. [22:59:34 ][zoofman] Yup, sure is a sleeping Alex.
  335. [23:00:37 ]* Percival orders Fumu to focus her efforts back to the little guy and waggle her finger!
  336. [23:00:41 ][Percival] !tick
  337. [23:00:41 ][CritSenpai] Tick tock tick tock!  Metronome! You used Perish Song!
  338. [23:01:11 ]* Lucian leans in to whisper as well, "Then all the better, right? If she's your partner you need to support her when she stumbles and vice versa."
  339. [23:01:15 ][castfromhp] A sinking feeling of dread fills everyone on the boat. Perish Count 3!
  340. [23:01:24 ][zoofman] Fumu sings the song that will end the world.
  341. [23:01:28 ][zoofman] Literally everyone onboard is hit
  342. [23:01:39 ][zoofman] Alex abruptly wakes up, cursing
  343. [23:01:55 ][zoofman] 1d20 confusion
  344. [23:01:55 ][CritSenpai] confusion: 14 [1d20=14]
  345. [23:02:04 ][zoofman] This fish is offended, it tackles Fumu!
  346. [23:02:23 ][zoofman] 1d20
  347. [23:02:23 ][CritSenpai] 1d20: 13 [1d20=13]
  348. [23:02:27 ][zoofman] 1d8+18 damage
  349. [23:02:27 ][CritSenpai] damage: 25 [1d8=7]
  350. [23:02:42 ]* Adrienne stands straight up. "What the fuck.
  351. [23:03:08 ][castfromhp] Lawrence is momentarily distracted by a sense of impending doom. "What was -that-?"
  352. [23:03:15 ]* Lucian turns abruptly at the fight and sighs, shuddering as he pinches her arm to rid himself of the sensation. "Fucking Metronome."
  353. [23:03:48 ][zoofman] Bluebill Chad takes a breather, and shouts from the helm, "Did someone just kill a Wingull or somethin'?"
  354. [23:03:56 ][Percival] "Everything is fine, probably. Don't worry about that!"
  355. [23:04:15 ][castfromhp] Lawrence and his Eevee Take a Breather as he picks up his brush again and begins brushing furiously, an intense look on his face. The fluff increases twofold.
  356. [23:04:44 ]* Lucian rolls his eyes, "Don't worry about it, it's a Move certain Pokemon can do. It shouldn't be a big deal as long as you shake the feeling off yourself before it really takes its toll on you."
  357. [23:04:49 ][Lucian] "The results...aren't pretty."
  358. [23:06:18 ]* Percival and Fumu take a breather to ensure they don't meet their doom on a boat.
  359. [23:06:34 ][Lucian] "Anyway, do you want some tips on how to deal with Fairies?"
  360. [23:06:35 ][zoofman] The Tynamo also takes a breather, back to Percy and Fumu!
  361. [23:06:49 ]* Dann- and all of his Pokemon take a moment to shake off the feeling of dread.
  362. [23:07:07 ][castfromhp] Lawrence breathes out slowly as he finishes his fluff masterpiece. "Yeah, that'd be great!"
  363. [23:07:15 ]* Adrienne just Takes a Breather and tells her Pokemon to do the same. When she's done, she goes back to reading.
  364. [23:07:24 ][zoofman] Alex just goes back to sleep, whether she ignored the effects of the Move or let it take hold, who knows!
  365. [23:08:33 ]* Percival orders Fumu to think of a far different time and place and focus her efforts once again to waggle her finger in the direction of the Tynamo
  366. [23:08:47 ][Percival] (clearly a good idea)
  367. [23:08:49 ][Percival] !tick
  368. [23:08:49 ][CritSenpai] Tick tock tick tock!  Metronome! You used Flame Charge!
  369. [23:09:03 ][Lucian] 3d6+1 PokeEdu, besides stuff like type weaknesses, what are some handy tricks against Fairy Types
  370. [23:09:03 ][CritSenpai] PokeEdu, besides stuff like type weaknesses, what are some handy tricks against Fairy Types: 15 [3d6=5,5,4]
  371. [23:09:22 ][Percival] 1d20+2 ac 2
  372. [23:09:22 ][CritSenpai] ac 2: 22 [1d20=20]
  373. [23:10:07 ][Percival] 2d8+16+2 ok
  374. [23:10:07 ][CritSenpai] ok: 25 [2d8=6,1]
  375. [23:10:24 ][zoofman] Fumu slams into the Tynamo with a fiery force!  Does a good bit of hurt, to boot!
  376. [23:10:29 ][zoofman] the Tynamo tackles back!
  377. [23:10:31 ][zoofman] 1d20
  378. [23:10:31 ][CritSenpai] 1d20: 19 [1d20=19]
  379. [23:10:37 ][zoofman] 1d8+18 damage
  380. [23:10:37 ][CritSenpai] damage: 24 [1d8=6]
  381. [23:10:44 ][zoofman] Back to Percy and Fumu!
  382. [23:11:56 ]* Percival directs Fumu to work her charm over on the Tynamo with another Sweet Kiss!
  383. [23:12:02 ][Percival] 1d20+2 ac 6
  384. [23:12:03 ][CritSenpai] ac 6: 4 [1d20=2]
  385. [23:12:22 ][zoofman] Misses!
  386. [23:12:32 ][zoofman] Wanna try throwing a ball at it, though?
  387. [23:13:22 ][Lucian] 2d6+2 Occult Edu
  388. [23:13:22 ][CritSenpai] Occult Edu: 7 [2d6=3,2]
  389. [23:14:28 ]* Percival attempts to throw a Poke Ball in the direction of the wiggling Tynamo!
  390. [23:14:34 ][Percival] 1d20 ac 6 i believe
  391. [23:14:34 ][CritSenpai] ac 6 i believe: 13 [1d20=13]
  392. [23:14:48 ][castfromhp] All you really know is that they tend to be pretty crafty, especially in groups in the wild. Not all of it is straight up Fairy power as much as it's simple mind games and mundane trickery.
  393. [23:14:48 ][zoofman] hits! roll a second one
  394. [23:15:12 ][Percival] 1d20
  395. [23:15:12 ][CritSenpai] 1d20: 15 [1d20=15]
  396. [23:15:24 ][Lucian] "Fairy Pokemon tend toward Support and trickery but don't make the mistake of underestimating them, some can dish it out as hard as they give. Keep a Steel or Poison move on hand to deal with them and they should fall apart easily enough."
  397. [23:15:38 ][zoofman] The Tynamo is sucked into the battle, and it rattles until caught!
  398. [23:16:22 ][Lucian] "...besides that, I guess you need to be on the ball with them. They tend not to resort to weird magic so much as they try to play mind games to rattle you up."
  399. [23:16:50 ][castfromhp] Lawrence scrunches up his face. "I'm no good with tricks..."
  400. [23:17:03 ][Lucian] "Which uh, if your guess is right, might be something you'll need to help Alex with."
  401. [23:17:09 ][zoofman] Level 10, Composed Nature, has Levitate.  It'll evolve at 20 because 30 is suffering.
  402. [23:18:06 ][Percival] "Aha! There's the little guy... I sure hope nothing along the coast heard that song..."
  403. [23:18:20 ][zoofman] roll perception
  404. [23:18:55 ][@Doxy] after a bit of further discussion, you can choose to take a Quiet Nature for it instead if you'd like.
  405. [23:19:00 ][Lucian] "Well, it's just something to keep in mind."
  406. [23:19:17 ][Lucian] "What kind of Pokemon do you have on you?"
  407. [23:19:34 ][Percival] 3d6 perception
  408. [23:19:34 ][CritSenpai] perception: 9 [3d6=3,4,2]
  409. [23:19:46 ][castfromhp] "Just my Eevee and Mareep."
  410. [23:20:05 ][zoofman] Percival notices a lot of Magikarp, Goldeens and Tentacools rising to the surface around the boat, with @_@ eyes.  
  411. [23:20:28 ][zoofman] Chad speed the boat along, getting out of there soon as possible.
  412. [23:21:20 ][Lucian] "Hm, that's not bad to start but you should work on diversifying your team some. Beyond just battling, having access to more Pokemon will really open up your options."
  413. [23:21:41 ][Percival] "Huh, I wonder if something is wrong down there. That doesn't seem quite right for all those being up here."
  414. [23:22:03 ][Percival] "...I severely hope those will be alright."
  415. [23:22:43 ][castfromhp] Lawrence nods along. "I'll try to find something when we get to Hollyhock! Maybe it can teach me the art of fairy tricks."
  416. [23:23:18 ][zoofman] Later on that day, Chad starts to approach land again as he pulls the boat toward a beach!  "Gettin' close, lads n' lasses."
  417. [23:24:00 ][Lucian] "Yeah, maybe."
  418. [23:25:54 ][Adrienne] "Finally," she mutters. "Solid land."
  419. [23:27:06 ][castfromhp] As the boat pulls in, you see a modest camp set up further in-land. The large camping tents set up for shelter clash with the high tech equipment and portable generators that have been set up nearby.
  420. [23:27:50 ]* Lucian gets up to lean against the railing, taking in the sight as they come toward land.
  421. [23:28:06 ][Percival] "Much better, the sea is fairly nice but, I sorta of enjoy ground that's not rolling over the waves."
  422. [23:28:54 ][@Doxy] As you approach the camp's dock, you see a rail-thin old man wearing camo shorts, a white t-shirt, and a straw hat walking on the dock, waving at you.
  423. [23:29:13 ][castfromhp] Lawrence goes to shake Alex awake, then picks up the large bag of Bug eggs to bring ashore.
  424. [23:29:21 ]* Dann- surveys the camp, eager to learn what all of this equipment is used for.
  425. [23:30:28 ][zoofman] Alex groans and complains as she gets up and off the boat.  She thanks Chad for the ride, at least.
  426. [23:30:38 ]* Lucian waves back, smiling at the man as bright as he can, his face matching his enthusiasm.
  427. [23:31:15 ][Percival] "Hm? What's with all the eggs?"
  428. [23:31:52 ]* Adrienne puts away her stuff and gets ready to leave.
  429. [23:33:16 ]* Dann- attempts to clean up any of the mess his tussle with the Remoraid caused. He then thanks Chad for the trip and disembarks.
  430. [23:33:29 ][castfromhp] "The Professor wanted us to collect bug eggs from the area between St. Cascara and Bogbirch. Remember, when you all came to save me from that horrible Pineco?" Lawrence shivers, then starts off toward one of the tents to unload the eggs, giving a wave to the old man as he goes.
  431. [23:33:58 ][Lucian] "...uh yeah, you're welcome."
  432. [23:34:20 ][zoofman] Alex walks over to look over the electronic equiptment outside, muttering something about Marrils
  433. [23:35:16 ]* Adrienne gets off the boat once she's able to and checks out the camp, not waiting.
  434. [23:35:56 ][@Doxy] The old man walks up to you guys as you get off the boat. "So, you're Professor Benedict's aides, eh? A pleasure to have you all here. I'm Professor Grit, as you've no doubt figured out."
  435. [23:36:41 ]* Lucian grins down, "Something like that."
  436. [23:37:31 ][Adrienne] "After seeing Professor Benedict, I expected something else."
  437. [23:37:57 ][Dann-] "Nice to finally meet you."
  438. [23:39:49 ][Percival] "Pleased to meet you sir."
  439. [23:40:28 ][@Doxy] He laughs at Adrienne's comment. "Well, I hope I'm not too much of a disappointment then. Now let's get you all off that boat, I'm sure you're eager for some time on steady land. Oh, and there's a taco bar in the main tent, in case you're all itchin' for a warm meal."
  440. [23:40:56 ][Lucian] "I don't think I've ever said no to tacos."
  441. [23:42:39 ][Percival] "Oh that's fantastic, I'd imagine that's just what we needed."
  442. [23:43:14 ][@Doxy] "Well then why are you wastin' time here standing in front of me? Get to it!"
  443. [23:43:49 ]* Dann- nods appreciatively and heads towards taco time.
  444. [23:44:19 ]* Adrienne heads to the taco bar.
  445. [23:45:23 ]* Percival heads towards the tent.
  446. [23:45:34 ][@Doxy] Professor Grit follows after your little group, headed into the main tent, where the scent of TACOS clearly emanates.
  447. [23:46:23 ]* Doxy has quit (Read error: Connection reset by peer)
  448. [23:46:33 ]* Doxy (~Doxy@I.Climb.Clouds) has joined #SleeplessInSequoia
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  450. [23:48:38 ][zoofman] The tent looks like a pretty comfortable living area, for a camp site, and also has some work equiptment.  Inside there is clearly a catered taco bar. And also a mustache'd man in a Watcher uniform, eating tacos.
  451. [23:49:04 ][zoofman] "Oh! Howdy!  Didn't even hear ya arrive.  You must be the Professor Aides!"
  452. [23:50:25 ][Adrienne] "Yeah we are."
  453. [23:50:47 ][Lucian] "Yeah, seems we'll be working closely together with you while we're here."
  454. [23:50:58 ][Lucian] "We'll talk after we eat, I assume?"
  455. [23:52:00 ][zoofman] "Yup, and of course!  Name's Lenny, by the way.  I figured I would come down to meet you and give you an over view of whats going on around town - cause I could really appreciate some assistance!"
  456. [23:53:56 ]* Lucian offers his hand, "Lucian Lavarre. Nice to meet you Lenny."
  457. [23:55:48 ][zoofman] "Normally, I'm pretty good about being able to juggle all my responsibilities - the folks up here keep to themselves, and usually resolve issues before they get out of hand on their own, but with Raltselfest in town this week things are going to be a bit crazy!"
  458. [23:56:04 ][Adrienne] "What's Raltselfest?"
  459. [23:56:39 ][Percival] "What sort of even is that? A celebration?"
  460. [23:57:23 ][zoofman] "A convention for young adult fiction that takes place here annually!  Big turn out, lots of activity, and also hectic on security."
  461. [23:57:28 ]* Dann- looks up from a mouthful of taco with a raised eyebrow.
  462. [23:57:40 ][Lucian] "Does the festival require security or are you helping take care of the planning too?"
  463. [23:58:38 ][zoofman] "It's mostly the traffic coming in and out of town I'm personally involved in.  You see, part of the big worry every year is the local moon shiners peddling their products to the convention visitors, which always causes a ruckus."
  464. [23:59:12 ][Adrienne] "Okay, now I'm just morbidly curious."
  465. [23:59:28 ][zoofman] "That said, along with the convention, we've had a few issues in the woods as well.  Good bit of property damage, the Fairies are acting odder than usual, and we've had a few Wild Pokemon attacks.  Also a missing person - but Professor Grit's aides are already tasked to assisting with that."
  466. [23:59:52 ]* Lucian nods, "So why out here? No offense but this place hardly seems like it'd be the first pick for a young adult book convention."
  467. [00:00:26 ][Lucian] "I would have expected it in a more populated city to be honest."
  468. [00:00:40 ][Lucian] "And what's up with that name?"
  469. [00:00:47 ][zoofman] "Well, Hollyhock's Gym Leader is the founder and primary funder of the convention - he's a young adult fiction author himself."
  470. [00:01:18 ][zoofman] "Not sure, myself.  Not my type of reading."
  471. [00:01:22 ][Lucian] 3d6+1 Gen Edu: Have I heard about these books?
  472. [00:01:22 ][CritSenpai] Gen Edu: Have I heard about these books?: 12 [3d6=3,4,4]
  473. [00:01:25 ]* Adrienne just eats her tacos.
  474. [00:02:02 ][zoofman] You have, but your GM hasn't!
  475. [00:03:38 ][zoofman] "That said I was wondering if you guys would be able to assist with looking into some of the issues we're experiencing in the more rural parts of the Greypine Reserve while you're here, since most the Watchers in the town will be focused on the convention itself."
  476. [00:04:04 ][Percival] "What sort of issues are happening?"
  477. [00:05:40 ][zoofman] "There's been several reports of property damage, wild Pokemon attacks, and the Fairies around the reserve acting on fritz lately.  There's a lot of small backwater towns around Hollyhock, and its hard to keep tabs on all of them sometimes."
  478. [00:06:20 ][Adrienne] "That sounds completely up our alley."
  479. [00:06:46 ]* Lucian grins, "It's sort of why we're here."
  480. [00:07:55 ][Dann-] "Sounds fun."
  481. [00:08:01 ][Lucian] "After we set up in our rooms and you explain a bit about what's going on, how about we head out there while there's still some sun out."
  482. [00:08:53 ][zoofman] "Yup, sounds okilly dokilly!"  And with that we can wrap up, as Lenny continues to answer questions and everyone feasts on tacos.
  483. [00:09:11 ]* Lucian is now known as Masterly
  484. [00:13:56 ][Dann-] 10d6 Dowsing
  485. [00:13:56 ][CritSenpai] Dowsing: 34 [10d6=3,5,3,4,4,6,1,1,6,1]
  486. [00:14:08 ][Dann-] 2d6 Dowsing rerolls
  487. [00:14:08 ][CritSenpai] Dowsing rerolls: 4 [2d6=2,2]
  488. [00:14:12 ][Dann-] 3 hits
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