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Sequoia Session 5

castfromhp Aug 10th, 2015 291 Never
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  1. [19:12:49 ][castfromhp] You're all barely given a moment's breather after the battling leg of the ABCs Triathlon before the announcer is calling for everyone to proceed further down the beach for the capture competition! As you're called over, your injured Pokemon are taken to be treated at the local Pokecenter - you're assured that you won't need them for this next bit, and in fact you aren't allowed to use Pokemon at all in this event.
  2. [19:14:41 ][castfromhp] Grandma can be found again at manning the table before a long stretch of beach. She has a line of bulging backpacks arranged in front of her - one for each of the Trainers in your division.
  3. [19:15:18 ]* Dann- gives the backpacks a quizzical look.
  4. [19:17:11 ]* Lucian is reluctant to give over his Pokemon and accepts it as part of the competition, moving forward into the last leg of the triathlon.
  5. [19:17:33 ][castfromhp] "Take one, dear. This event tests your mastery of all the tools a modern Trainer uses when capturing Pokemon - it'll be tougher without your companions, but the wild Pokemon we've prepared here won't bite...too hard." She nudges one to you.
  6. [19:18:22 ]* Dann- shrugs and hoists a backpack off the table. "Are we allowed to start inspecting what's in here?"
  7. [19:18:33 ][castfromhp] Inside, you find the following: 5 Safari Balls, 3 Lure Balls, 2 pieces of Bait, 1 Cap Cannon with 3 Net Caps, 1 Pester Ball (Sleep), 1 Pester Ball (Paralyze), 1 Pester Ball (Confuse)
  8. [19:18:37 ][castfromhp] "Go ahead."
  9. [19:18:48 ][Lucian] "Are we allowed to work together with others in the competition?"
  10. [19:21:34 ][castfromhp] Grandma thinks for a moment. "There aren't any rules against it...But in the end, everyone's captures are counted individually."
  11. [19:21:49 ][Percival] "Is this a timed event?"
  12. [19:21:54 ]* Dann- sets the backpack down and inspects the contents. After a few moments, he withdraws the cap cannon and scratches his head while giving it a confused look.
  13. [19:23:27 ]* Adrienne takes one of the backpacks when prompted, and checks inside. She sort of fiddles around with the unloaded cap cannon, looking it over and getting a feel for it.
  14. [19:24:11 ][castfromhp] "You'll have forty minutes in the competition. We'll be announcing over the megaphones how much time you have left. The announcer will give you the rest of the details soon."
  15. [19:24:36 ]* Percival messes around with the backpack before looking at the cannon. "I sure hope this won't hurt em too badly..."
  16. [19:26:35 ][castfromhp] And as she says that, the announcer's booming voice takes over. "Nooow that you've all had a moment to look over your tools, I'm sure you'll want to know how the scoring works in the competition! There are three tiers of rarity in the Pokemon we've chosen for the competition:"
  17. [19:27:50 ][castfromhp] "Tier 1 Pokemon are worth one point apiece and are Krabby, Sentret, and Geodude. Tier 2 Pokemon are worth two points and are Staryu, Zubat, and Seedot. Tier 3 Pokemon are, you guessed it, 3 points, and are Paras and Shellder. And there is one Stunfisk we've let loose into the competition which is worth 4 points!"
  18. [19:28:20 ][castfromhp] "You'll all be starting here on the beach, but you'll need to explore the nearby cave and forests if you want to find some of the more rare Pokemon!"
  19. [19:31:26 ][castfromhp] So, in terms of actual mechanics, here's how it'll work. There are three areas you can explore: the beach you start at, a cave area, and a forested beach-y area. You get 8 time points during this competition, each of which represents 5 minutes of time.
  20. [19:31:56 ][castfromhp] You can spend Time Points to do the following:
  21. [19:32:04 ][castfromhp] 1 TP to move from one area to another
  22. [19:32:46 ]* Dann- clips as many poke balls as he can in to his belt slots.
  23. [19:32:47 ][castfromhp] 1 TP to search a particular section of one map (just move your character token to that area - we aren't using grids for combat or anything) - you'll find a couple Pokemon and can choose to engage with one of them. You can also use Bait as you search.
  24. [19:32:52 ]* Tupac (~weed@Rizon-1A5D5BED.hsd1.pa.comcast.net) has joined #SleeplessInSequoia
  25. [19:33:33 ][Dann-] Does engaging take TP?
  26. [19:33:39 ][castfromhp] 1 TP to engage any Pokemon you've previously seen, as long as you haven't changed maps since seeing it in a search (this includes if a Pokemon runs from you)
  27. [19:33:44 ][castfromhp] When you search you get to engage 1 for free.
  28. [19:34:18 ][castfromhp] 1 TP to survey a whole map, which can net you pointers about where to search for certain Pokemon, as well as give you a +3 bonus to the rest of the search rolls you do in that area.
  29. [19:34:38 ][castfromhp] (searching will call for skill checks, depending on how you describe your search)
  30. [19:36:34 ]* superblazed has quit (Ping timeout: 240 seconds)
  31. [19:41:06 ][castfromhp] Alright, when you're ready, go ahead and state what you're doing with your first Time Point!
  32. [19:41:15 ]* #SleeplessInSequoia :You're not channel operator
  33. [19:42:09 ][Adrienne] Adrienne will be moving to the cave area.
  34. [19:42:12 ]* CritSenpai (~CritSenpa@Rizon-367A6368.hsd1.il.comcast.net) has joined #SleeplessInSequoia
  35. [19:42:20 ][Lucian] 1 TP, Lucian heads to the Caves
  36. [19:43:23 ]* Doxy gives channel operator status to castfromhp
  37. [19:43:27 ]* castfromhp has changed the topic to: Time Points: Lucian 7/8, Adrienne 7/8, Percival 8/8, Dann 8/8
  38. [19:43:32 ]* Dann- wades/swims out to the exposed sandy island and scatters some bait along the shore.
  39. [19:43:36 ][Dann-] 1 TP search
  40. [19:44:01 ][Percival] 1 TP, Percival will be heading out to the forest area.
  41. [19:44:43 ]* castfromhp has changed the topic to: Time Points: Lucian 7/8, Adrienne 7/8, Percival 7/8, Dann 7/8
  42. [19:45:06 ][@castfromhp] Dann, are you just scattering the bait and waiting, or are you doing anything else to search around?
  43. [19:45:55 ][Dann-] How deep is this water? If it's permissible, he might go to the neighboring island and sort of patrol with the cap gun, looking in the shallows for anything to fire at.
  44. [19:46:35 ][Dann-] Otherwise, he just sort of scans the water while trying not to move much, firing if he sees a pokemon.
  45. [19:46:50 ][@castfromhp] It's low tide right now, and the water level is pretty low. You can wade out there. Roll Perception.
  46. [19:47:59 ][@castfromhp] (Everyone else, go ahead and state your next actions too if you've thought of them - we can just process them in order. no need to wait on someone to completely finish with an encounter before everyone else can act)
  47. [19:48:42 ][Dann-] 1d20+1 Perception+AP
  48. [19:48:43 ][CritSenpai] Perception+AP: 9 [1d20=8]
  49. [19:48:46 ][Dann-] oh whoops
  50. [19:48:55 ][Dann-] 2d6+1 Perception+AP
  51. [19:48:55 ][CritSenpai] Perception+AP: 10 [2d6=3,6]
  52. [19:49:05 ][Percival] 1 TP, Percival investigates the mushroom covered area and scatters bait around.
  53. [19:49:51 ]* Adrienne will survey the area, checking for any pokemon tracks, signs of disturbance, and the like to get a better mental map of the area.
  54. [19:50:11 ][Lucian] 1 TP, use comprehensive knowledge of Pokemon knowledge and biological behaviors to determine locations that the listed Pokemon would naturally flock to. Keeping in mind the rules of the competition, ignore the strength and fitness of certain Pokemon and focus instead on quantity/density.
  55. [19:51:11 ][@Doxy] (Percival, roll Perception; Lucian - Poke Edu)
  56. [19:51:27 ][Lucian] 3d6+2 PokeEdu
  57. [19:51:27 ][CritSenpai] PokeEdu: 14 [3d6=3,4,5]
  58. [19:51:37 ][Percival] 3d6 perception
  59. [19:51:37 ][CritSenpai] perception: 10 [3d6=5,1,4]
  60. [19:53:35 ][@castfromhp] Dann-, as you search around that island, you see a Krabby climb up out of the sand and start to drag bits of bait down into its pit. A Sentret also hops over to do the same, digging into the sand and uncovering a pair of Staryu that were half-hidden beneath the dunes.
  61. [19:53:38 ][@Doxy] Lucian - thinking about what yo uknow of shellder, you know they like to congregate in large numbers in shady places underwater.
  62. [19:53:49 ][@castfromhp] Adrienne, roll Survival.
  63. [19:54:10 ][@Doxy] And Dann you can declare your round 2 action, too
  64. [19:54:21 ][Dann-] Do the Staryu start to burrow away or otherwise leave?
  65. [19:54:23 ][@castfromhp] Also, as you all went to explore, the announcer totally made one final statement that you can only get points for 1 pokemon of each species that you capture.
  66. [19:55:20 ][@Doxy] Percival - you spot a krabby along the water's edge, a sentret curcled up behind a log, and a seedot waddling through the underbrush.
  67. [19:55:23 ][Adrienne] 4d6+2 Survival
  68. [19:55:23 ][CritSenpai] Survival: 17 [4d6=5,3,1,6]
  69. [19:56:08 ][@castfromhp] They aren't really going anywhere yet, but one of them inches toward the bait that's set out, Dann.
  70. [19:56:38 ]* Dann- immediately chucks a Lure ball at the Krabby.
  71. [19:57:14 ][Dann-] 1d20 Lure Ball
  72. [19:57:14 ][CritSenpai] Lure Ball: 12 [1d20=12]
  73. [19:58:17 ][Lucian] 1 TP, deciding he's spent enough time deliberating, Lucian calmly wades into the water until he's completely submerged in the water and swims toward the bottom of the cave springs until he spots it, a dark crevasse with an imposing rock hanging casting shade over its depths.
  74. [19:58:44 ][@Doxy] roll survival or perception, Lucian!
  75. [19:58:52 ][Dann-] 1d20+4 Capture Roll
  76. [19:58:52 ][CritSenpai] Capture Roll: 13 [1d20=9]
  77. [19:59:00 ][Lucian] 3d6+1
  78. [19:59:00 ][CritSenpai] 3d6+1: 11 [3d6=3,2,5]
  79. [19:59:03 ][@castfromhp] Adrienne, you know that Zubat are, despite their reputation, actually pretty shy in caves during the day and stay on the ceiling but can be easily coaxed down by food. You also know that Shellder can be found underwater, usually hidden among the aquatic plants or half-buried in the sand.
  80. [19:59:31 ][@castfromhp] There are also trails in the dirt leading to the sandy areas to either side of the cave, Adrienne.
  81. [20:00:42 ][@Doxy] oh, Percival, as you survey your Pokemon, you also see a Zubat fly down and start nibbling on your bait!
  82. [20:00:50 ][@Doxy] (sorry I forgot you used bait <:3c )
  83. [20:01:11 ][@Doxy] you can take your third action now too, Percival!
  84. [20:01:15 ][Percival] (its alright there's a bunch of text)
  85. [20:01:38 ][Lucian] (my roll was Perception btw)
  86. [20:01:43 ][Lucian] (sorry for not clarifying)
  87. [20:01:51 ][@castfromhp] Dann, you manage to catch the Krabby by surprise with the Lure Ball, but after the ball shakes a couple times, it almost seems captured but bursts out, shattering the ball!
  88. [20:02:08 ][Dann-] "Crap."
  89. [20:02:21 ]* castfromhp has changed the topic to: Time Points: Lucian 5/8, Adrienne 6/8, Percival 6/8, Dann 7/8
  90. [20:02:29 ][Adrienne] Adrienne will spend 1 TP to search the caves for pokemon. She'll try and angle for a shellder first and use bait in the process.
  91. [20:02:39 ][@Doxy] Lucian: while swimming underwater, you manage to spot a Krabby, a Staryu, and a Shellder in the rocky crevice!
  92. [20:02:40 ][Percival] 1 TP, Percival heads towards the Zubat and chucks a Lure Ball at it.
  93. [20:02:43 ][@castfromhp] The crab clicks its pincers angrily and starts to slowly dig its way back into the sand!
  94. [20:02:51 ][@Doxy] roll it Perc~
  95. [20:02:52 ][Percival] 1d20+1 acc and ap.
  96. [20:02:52 ][CritSenpai] acc and ap.: 14 [1d20=13]
  97. [20:03:07 ][Lucian] Can I throw a Sleep Ball and tag all three?
  98. [20:03:20 ][@castfromhp] Are you just diving down into the water for the Shellder?
  99. [20:03:24 ][@Doxy] as your 4th round action you can engage one
  100. [20:04:01 ][@Doxy] oh nvm I misunderstood cast I guess you get a free engage so
  101. [20:04:11 ][@Doxy] so yes you can throw a ball
  102. [20:04:15 ]* Dann- fumbles with his cap cannon and fires a net cap at the escaping Krabby. He tries to keep one eye on the hungry Staryu near his bait.
  103. [20:04:23 ][@Doxy] and that also means Percival can throw his ball as part of his 2nd round action!
  104. [20:04:43 ][Adrienne] Yes, Adrienne will be diving for the shellder.
  105. [20:04:46 ][Percival] (I see)
  106. [20:04:51 ][@castfromhp] Adrienne, roll Survival or Perception.
  107. [20:04:58 ][Lucian] Okay, Lucian dives into the depths and throws a Pester Ball (sleep) at the unsuspecting Shellder.
  108. [20:05:13 ][Adrienne] 4d6+2 Survival
  109. [20:05:13 ][CritSenpai] Survival: 16 [4d6=2,5,4,3]
  110. [20:05:49 ][Dann-] 1d20 Cap Cannon AC 8
  111. [20:05:49 ][CritSenpai] Cap Cannon AC 8: 7 [1d20=7]
  112. [20:06:00 ][Dann-] Ack, I meant to add AP
  113. [20:06:10 ][Dann-] Serves me right
  114. [20:06:11 ][@Doxy] Percival - you manage to catch your krabby!
  115. [20:06:14 ][Lucian] 1d20 Pesterball
  116. [20:06:14 ][CritSenpai] Pesterball: 18 [1d20=18]
  117. [20:06:23 ][@Doxy] er, zubat @_@
  118. [20:06:25 ][@Doxy] I can type
  119. [20:06:41 ][@Doxy] And go ahead and take your third action now
  120. [20:06:53 ][Percival] (er I don't believe I rolled the capture rate sorry)
  121. [20:07:04 ][@Doxy] oh you just rolled AC
  122. [20:07:05 ][Percival] 1d20 the above was the ball ac
  123. [20:07:05 ][CritSenpai] the above was the ball ac: 9 [1d20=9]
  124. [20:07:28 ][@castfromhp] The Krabby deftly dodges the Net Cap! It continues to dig down into the ground away from you! You're sure you can find it again with a bit of effort, but it'd take some time. (ie spending a TP) Meanwhile, the rest of the Pokemon you found are still around.
  125. [20:08:03 ]* Dann- sighs, and turns to engage the nearby Staryu. 1 TP
  126. [20:08:19 ][Dann-] He throws a Pester Ball (sleep at it)!
  127. [20:08:22 ][@Doxy] Unfortunately in that case, the Zubat pops out of the Poke Ball after being hit!
  128. [20:08:26 ][Dann-] *(sleep) at it!
  129. [20:09:00 ][Dann-] 1d20+1 Pester Ball (sleep) +AP
  130. [20:09:00 ][CritSenpai] Pester Ball (sleep) +AP: 15 [1d20=14]
  131. [20:09:13 ][Lucian] Uh, assuming the Pesterball hit, I guess I'll throw a Safari ball at it too
  132. [20:09:14 ][@Doxy] Lucian, your pesterball hits and the Shellder goes sleepytime
  133. [20:09:17 ][Lucian] 1d20 AC 6
  134. [20:09:17 ][CritSenpai] AC 6: 12 [1d20=12]
  135. [20:09:32 ][Lucian] 1d20 Capture
  136. [20:09:32 ][CritSenpai] Capture: 3 [1d20=3]
  137. [20:09:33 ][@castfromhp] Adrienne, you dive into the water and easily find a Shellder poking out of the sand near some seaweed. It opens and snaps shut in surprise and begins floating to the surface with your bait. A Staryu also floats by, and you see a Zubat and Paras swoop and crawl down to near the water's edge, also interested in the bait you scattered.
  138. [20:09:53 ][@Doxy] Lucian wastes a ball on the shellder, which forces its way out in its sleep!
  139. [20:10:04 ][@castfromhp] The Staryu falls asleep, Dann! Zzz...Well, you think it's asleep. It's hard to tell with Staryu after all.
  140. [20:10:16 ][Lucian] 1d20 AC 6 Another Safari Ball
  141. [20:10:16 ][CritSenpai] AC 6 Another Safari Ball: 2 [1d20=2]
  142. [20:10:25 ]* castfromhp has changed the topic to: Time Points: Lucian 5/8, Adrienne 5/8, Percival 6/8, Dann 6/8
  143. [20:10:32 ][@Doxy] This one misses!
  144. [20:10:52 ][Lucian] 1d20 AC 6 Yet Another Safari Ball
  145. [20:10:52 ][CritSenpai] AC 6 Yet Another Safari Ball: 2 [1d20=2]
  146. [20:10:59 ][Adrienne] Adrienne is going to throw a lure ball at the Shellder!
  147. [20:11:16 ][@Doxy] Lucian is learning that throwing balls underwater is difficult
  148. [20:11:17 ][Dann-] 1d20 Lure Ball AC 6
  149. [20:11:17 ][CritSenpai] Lure Ball AC 6: 19 [1d20=19]
  150. [20:11:28 ][Dann-] 1d20+4 Capture roll
  151. [20:11:28 ][CritSenpai] Capture roll: 9 [1d20=5]
  152. [20:11:28 ][Lucian] 1d20 AC 6 Yet Another Safari Ball (Redux)
  153. [20:11:28 ][CritSenpai] AC 6 Yet Another Safari Ball (Redux): 16 [1d20=16]
  154. [20:11:46 ][Lucian] 1d20 Capture
  155. [20:11:46 ][CritSenpai] Capture: 9 [1d20=9]
  156. [20:11:50 ][Adrienne] 1d20+1 spending AP, vs 6
  157. [20:11:50 ][CritSenpai] spending AP, vs 6: 3 [1d20=2]
  158. [20:12:14 ][@Doxy] The sleeping Shellder busts another ball! But it continues to sleep!
  159. [20:12:31 ][Percival] 1 TP, Percival continues to persue the Zubat and throws another Lure Ball at the bat!
  160. [20:12:34 ][@castfromhp] Dann: The Lure Ball fails to capture the Staryu! But it doesn't seem to react at all once the ball fails. Zzzz.
  161. [20:12:37 ][Lucian] 1d20 More Safari Balls
  162. [20:12:37 ][CritSenpai] More Safari Balls: 5 [1d20=5]
  163. [20:12:38 ][Percival] 1d20+1 spending ap
  164. [20:12:38 ][CritSenpai] spending ap: 9 [1d20=8]
  165. [20:12:56 ][@castfromhp] Adrienne, the Shellder opens and closes, jetting away from the ball along the surface of the water!
  166. [20:13:23 ][@Doxy] Percival, the ball hits! Roll cap!
  167. [20:13:36 ][Dann-] "I'm starting to think these things aren't any better than basic balls..." Dann mutters, before chucking his last Lure Ball at the sleeping star.
  168. [20:13:39 ][Adrienne] Adrienne is just going to get to dry land first, that makes things easier. Are the other pokemon still interested in the bait?
  169. [20:13:50 ][Dann-] 1d20 Lure Ball AC 6
  170. [20:13:50 ][CritSenpai] Lure Ball AC 6: 10 [1d20=10]
  171. [20:13:57 ][Percival] 1d20 capture
  172. [20:13:57 ][CritSenpai] capture: 8 [1d20=8]
  173. [20:14:21 ][Dann-] 1d20+4 Capture Roll
  174. [20:14:21 ][CritSenpai] Capture Roll: 22 [1d20=18]
  175. [20:14:26 ][@castfromhp] Adrienne: Yup, but you'll need to take a moment to track them down again if you're not still going after the Shellder. (1 TP)
  176. [20:14:54 ][@castfromhp] Dann: That one snaps shut and doesn't even shake! You've captured a Staryu!
  177. [20:15:00 ][Dann-] "Yes!"
  178. [20:15:18 ]* Lucian swims down to gather up his three missed safari balls (1TP) and continues his dogged attempt to capture the Shellder.
  179. [20:15:20 ][Lucian] 1d20 AC 6
  180. [20:15:20 ][CritSenpai] AC 6: 9 [1d20=9]
  181. [20:15:45 ]* Doxy has changed the topic to: Time Points: Lucian 4/8, Adrienne 5/8, Percival 6/8, Dann 6/8
  182. [20:15:46 ]* Dann- scoops up the successful Lure ball, gives the nearby Sentret a wide grin, and then rushes to the forested area.
  183. [20:15:48 ][Dann-] 1 TP
  184. [20:15:49 ][Percival] (8+4 in that case as it was a lure ball)
  185. [20:15:50 ][Lucian] 1d20 Capture Check
  186. [20:15:50 ][CritSenpai] Capture Check: 9 [1d20=9]
  187. [20:16:08 ]* BusterBeetle (~BusterBee@Rizon-3F3AA704.hsd1.ca.comcast.net) has joined #SleeplessInSequoia
  188. [20:16:17 ]* castfromhp has changed the topic to: Time Points: Lucian 4/8, Adrienne 5/8, Percival 6/8, Dann 5/8
  189. [20:16:38 ][@Doxy] Finally, you manage to catch the Zubat! The ball falls to the forest floor.
  190. [20:17:17 ][@Doxy] Lucian meanwhile, busts another ball on this very stubborn shellder.
  191. [20:17:25 ][@Doxy] it's... still asleep though, wow
  192. [20:17:30 ][Adrienne] Adrienne just decides to go after the retreating Shellder with a net cap to try immobilizing it.
  193. [20:17:31 ][Lucian] 1d20 Not Giving Up
  194. [20:17:32 ][CritSenpai] Not Giving Up: 11 [1d20=11]
  195. [20:17:36 ][Lucian] 1d20 Capture
  196. [20:17:36 ][CritSenpai] Capture: 20 [1d20=20]
  197. [20:17:42 ][@Doxy] !!!
  198. [20:17:58 ][Adrienne] 1d20 vs AC 6
  199. [20:17:58 ][CritSenpai] vs AC 6: 1 [1d20=1]
  200. [20:18:08 ][@Doxy] Lucian uses his signature NOT GIVING UP! Feature to roll a nat 20, and captures the sleeping clam!
  201. [20:18:42 ]* Dann- skids to a halt in the forested area and ponders for a moment. Thinking about everything he knows about Pokemon, he tries to decide where the best place would be to throw his last portion of bait In particular, he looks for any areas that seem like good hiding places for Paras or Stunfisk.
  202. [20:18:50 ][@Doxy] Percival! What's next?
  203. [20:18:53 ][@castfromhp] The Shellder sticks its tongue out at you as it dives down to dodge the net cap, then pops up again.
  204. [20:18:55 ][Dann-] 1 TP Survey
  205. [20:19:26 ][@castfromhp] Dann roll Poke Edu or Survival.
  206. [20:19:26 ]* Adrienne just lobs a safari ball when she's done missing with the net cap. She also swears under her breath at the stupid thing.
  207. [20:19:42 ]* Lucian collects the ball as quickly as he can and swims back up to get a big breath of air before diving back down to attempt a capture on the Staryu he saw. (1TP to Engage)
  208. [20:19:50 ][Adrienne] 1d20 AC 6
  209. [20:19:50 ][CritSenpai] AC 6: 4 [1d20=4]
  210. [20:20:04 ][Dann-] 4d6 PokeEdu
  211. [20:20:04 ][CritSenpai] PokeEdu: 19 [4d6=5,6,2,6]
  212. [20:20:18 ][Percival] 1 TP (actually real), Percival goes to the Seadot from earlier and attempts to throw a Pesterball to Paralyze it!
  213. [20:20:42 ][@Doxy] You come down on the Staryu Lucian! Have at!
  214. [20:20:45 ][Lucian] 1d20 AC8 Net Cap vs Staryu
  215. [20:20:45 ][CritSenpai] AC8 Net Cap vs Staryu: 2 [1d20=2]
  216. [20:21:06 ][@Doxy] Lucian net-caps a rock! Take that, rock!
  217. [20:21:14 ][Adrienne] Adrienne gives up on the Shellder and lets it have the bait and the victory. She goes looking for another pokemon. The paras, for instance, since it was worth three points.
  218. [20:21:19 ][Percival] 1d20 ac 6 I believe?
  219. [20:21:20 ][CritSenpai] ac 6 I believe?: 19 [1d20=19]
  220. [20:21:22 ][@castfromhp] It dodges again, Adrienne! it blows a raspberry at you.
  221. [20:21:23 ][Lucian] 1d20 AC8 No Give Up?
  222. [20:21:23 ][CritSenpai] AC8 No Give Up?: 3 [1d20=3]
  223. [20:21:24 ][Dann-] I believe I'm down to 4 TP now, btw
  224. [20:21:31 ]* castfromhp has changed the topic to: Time Points: Lucian 4/8, Adrienne 5/8, Percival 6/8, Dann 4/8
  225. [20:21:47 ][Percival] (5/8 I believe now)
  226. [20:21:54 ][@Doxy] That's a Paralyzed seedot!
  227. [20:22:01 ]* Doxy has changed the topic to: Time Points: Lucian 3/8, Adrienne 5/8, Percival 5/8, Dann 4/8
  228. [20:22:10 ][Lucian] 1d20 AC8 Last Net Cap
  229. [20:22:10 ][CritSenpai] AC8 Last Net Cap: 5 [1d20=5]
  230. [20:22:49 ][@Doxy] Lucian captures some Shiny Sand!
  231. [20:23:23 ][@castfromhp] Dann, you know that Paras like to stick to rotting logs and other damp places, or near mushrooms they can gather. A stunfisk is a bit harder to find, as it'd likely just burrow along the beach in the mud.
  232. [20:23:39 ][@castfromhp] Adrienne, what do you want to do with the Paras?
  233. [20:23:46 ][Lucian] 1d20 Pesterball (Confuse) vs Staryu
  234. [20:23:46 ][CritSenpai] Pesterball (Confuse) vs Staryu: 12 [1d20=12]
  235. [20:23:47 ][Dann-] Are any of the logs along the beach rotting?
  236. [20:23:47 ]* castfromhp has changed the topic to: Time Points: Lucian 3/8, Adrienne 4/8, Percival 5/8, Dann 4/8
  237. [20:23:56 ]* Percival then proceeds to try to chuck a Safari Ball in the direction of the Seadot!
  238. [20:24:01 ][Percival] 1d20 ac 6
  239. [20:24:01 ][CritSenpai] ac 6: 7 [1d20=7]
  240. [20:24:06 ][@Doxy] hits!
  241. [20:24:08 ][@castfromhp] The ones closer to the water are, yeah.
  242. [20:24:12 ][@Doxy] And the Staryu is paralyzed!
  243. [20:24:18 ][@Doxy] er, confused
  244. [20:24:49 ]* Dann- spreads some bait around one of the rotting logs along the beach, throwing a few stray portions onto the muddier patches of sand, hoping for a miracle.
  245. [20:24:52 ][Lucian] Would waiting for it to struggle against it cost TP?
  246. [20:24:56 ][Lucian] itself*
  247. [20:26:20 ][@Doxy] hmm no
  248. [20:26:29 ][@Doxy] let me make some ROLLS
  249. [20:26:33 ][@Doxy] Percival, cap roll?
  250. [20:26:41 ][Percival] 1d20 capture
  251. [20:26:41 ][CritSenpai] capture: 7 [1d20=7]
  252. [20:26:42 ][@castfromhp] Dann: Perception or Survival
  253. [20:26:53 ]* Adrienne lobs a pester ball (sleep) at the Paras to see what happens.
  254. [20:27:02 ][Adrienne] 1d20+1 spending AP, vs 6
  255. [20:27:02 ][CritSenpai] spending AP, vs 6: 9 [1d20=8]
  256. [20:27:15 ][@Doxy] The Seedot pops out!
  257. [20:27:16 ][@castfromhp] Hits! The Paras takes a nap, bait still caught in its pincers.
  258. [20:27:25 ][@Doxy] Staryu beats itself up a little before curing itself!
  259. [20:27:32 ][@Doxy] What's next Lucian?
  260. [20:27:37 ]* Lucian swims closer to the starfish Pokemon and hopes the closer distance will help his terrible underwater aim.
  261. [20:27:42 ][Lucian] 1d20+1 AC 6
  262. [20:27:42 ][CritSenpai] AC 6: 11 [1d20=10]
  263. [20:27:46 ][Dann-] 3d6+1 Survival+AP
  264. [20:27:46 ][CritSenpai] Survival+AP: 8 [3d6=4,1,2]
  265. [20:27:54 ][Lucian] 1d20 Please RNG
  266. [20:27:54 ][CritSenpai] Please RNG: 1 [1d20=1]
  267. [20:27:56 ][Lucian] ....
  268. [20:27:57 ][Adrienne] Now it's time for a lure ball!
  269. [20:27:57 ][Adrienne] 1d20+1 AP, vs 6
  270. [20:27:58 ][CritSenpai] AP, vs 6: 8 [1d20=7]
  271. [20:28:33 ][Adrienne] 1d20+4 and -2 from the sleep.
  272. [20:28:33 ][CritSenpai] and -2 from the sleep.: 19 [1d20=15]
  273. [20:29:13 ][@Doxy] Lucian busts yet another ball. v.v
  274. [20:29:26 ][Lucian] My last safari ball
  275. [20:29:41 ][Lucian] 1d20 GG Wasting a Lureball
  276. [20:29:41 ][CritSenpai] GG Wasting a Lureball: 12 [1d20=12]
  277. [20:29:47 ][Lucian] 1d20 lolcapture
  278. [20:29:47 ][CritSenpai] lolcapture: 13 [1d20=13]
  279. [20:30:00 ][@Doxy] Hey that... that captures it! Woo!
  280. [20:30:07 ][@castfromhp] Dann, you didn't count your +3 survey bonus. Your idea of where to use the bait was spot on, but when you scattered it, a number of Pokemon swooped in to grab it before a Paras or Stunfisk could show up! That said, you find a Sentret, a Seedot, another Staryu, and a Zubat that was flying about.  
  281. [20:30:23 ][@castfromhp] Adrienne, that captures it!
  282. [20:30:29 ][@Doxy] Percival: what's going on bruh?
  283. [20:30:49 ]* Percival continues to throw another Safari Ball in the direction of the Seadot.
  284. [20:30:55 ]* Lucian grumbles at all his wasted items as he collects his capture but swims back to the surface, eager to make the most of what's left of the competition. (1TP to the Forests)
  285. [20:31:17 ]* Doxy has changed the topic to: Time Points: Lucian 2/8, Adrienne 4/8, Percival 5/8, Dann 4/8
  286. [20:31:22 ][@Doxy] roll it Perc!
  287. [20:31:33 ][Percival] 1d20+1 ac 6 and ap
  288. [20:31:33 ][CritSenpai] ac 6 and ap: 3 [1d20=2]
  289. [20:31:41 ][Percival] (yes perfect)
  290. [20:31:41 ]* castfromhp has changed the topic to: Time Points: Lucian 2/8, Adrienne 3/8, Percival 5/8, Dann 3/8
  291. [20:31:43 ][@Doxy] Well, it misses, but at least this means it didn't break!
  292. [20:31:48 ][@Doxy] Keep going!
  293. [20:32:58 ]* Dann- chucks a Pester Ball (paralysis) at the Zubat!
  294. [20:33:07 ][Dann-] 1d20 Pester Ball (paralysis)
  295. [20:33:07 ][CritSenpai] Pester Ball (paralysis): 20 [1d20=20]
  296. [20:33:31 ]* Percival throws another ball towards the Seadot. "I'm not letting him get away!"
  297. [20:33:41 ]* Adrienne pumps her first into the air in celebration, retrieving the ball. Then, she searches the cave for the Staryu she saw earlier.
  298. [20:33:41 ][@castfromhp] The Zubat falls to the ground, paralyzed!
  299. [20:33:57 ][Percival] 1d20 ac 6
  300. [20:33:57 ][CritSenpai] ac 6: 9 [1d20=9]
  301. [20:34:01 ][@Doxy] hits!
  302. [20:34:12 ]* castfromhp has changed the topic to: Time Points: Lucian 2/8, Adrienne 2/8, Percival 5/8, Dann 3/8
  303. [20:34:17 ][Percival] 1d20 i sure hope its paralyzed still
  304. [20:34:17 ][CritSenpai] i sure hope its paralyzed still: 17 [1d20=17]
  305. [20:34:27 ][@Doxy] And that catches it handily!
  306. [20:35:01 ][@castfromhp] Adrienne, you look to where the Staryu was and see nothing there - but you follow a trail of ripples in the water to find it swimming down under again, bait clutched to its underside.
  307. [20:35:32 ]* Dann- takes more careful aim with the cap cannon and fires a net cap at the paralyzed bat.
  308. [20:35:43 ]* Lucian runs through the forest in search of cold, dark areas that he knows fungus likes to cultivate in, using what he knows about medicinal mushrooms and where they grow and cross referencing with his Pokemon knowledge and plants bait where he thinks he'll attract the most attention.
  309. [20:35:54 ][Dann-] 1d20 Cap Cannon AC 8
  310. [20:35:54 ][CritSenpai] Cap Cannon AC 8: 8 [1d20=8]
  311. [20:36:15 ][Percival] 1 TP, Percival heads towards the direction of the beach.
  312. [20:36:18 ][@castfromhp] Yup, paralyzed as it is, that Zubat isn't able to avoid the net!
  313. [20:36:48 ][@Doxy] Percival heads to sunny beach!
  314. [20:36:50 ]* Dann- grins at how cleanly he has pinned down this Zubat, and proceeds to chuck a safari ball at it.
  315. [20:36:57 ][Dann-] 1d20 Safari Ball
  316. [20:36:57 ][CritSenpai] Safari Ball: 12 [1d20=12]
  317. [20:36:59 ][Lucian] Pages upon pages of testbook knowledge flip through his mind as he tries to reason out a path for his capture.
  318. [20:37:01 ][@castfromhp] hits!
  319. [20:37:02 ]* Adrienne aims at the Staryu, compensating for how water refracted light, then shoots off a net cap at it.
  320. [20:37:03 ][Adrienne] 1d20 vs 6
  321. [20:37:03 ][CritSenpai] vs 6: 5 [1d20=5]
  322. [20:37:04 ][Lucian] textbook*
  323. [20:37:08 ][@Doxy] roll Poke Edu Luciannn
  324. [20:37:26 ][Lucian] 3d6+2 Bait Don't Fail Me Now
  325. [20:37:26 ][CritSenpai] Bait Don't Fail Me Now: 14 [3d6=5,2,5]
  326. [20:37:27 ][@castfromhp] At the last second, the Staryu drifts out of the way of the net!
  327. [20:37:44 ][Dann-] 1d20+4 Capture roll
  328. [20:37:44 ][CritSenpai] Capture roll: 22 [1d20=18]
  329. [20:37:45 ][@Doxy] Percival arrives at the sunny beach!
  330. [20:37:52 ][Percival] 1 TP, Percival proceeds to search the inner beach around the sandcastles whilst scatter some Bait.
  331. [20:37:58 ][Percival] (scattering)
  332. [20:38:09 ][@castfromhp] Dann: It's a clean capture. The Zubat is too tangled up to break free!
  333. [20:38:10 ][@Doxy] Roll Poke Edu or Survival, Percival
  334. [20:38:40 ][Percival] 3d6 Poke Edu
  335. [20:38:40 ][CritSenpai] Poke Edu: 16 [3d6=6,4,6]
  336. [20:38:41 ][@Doxy] Lucian: you find an area with lots of fallen logs that you think Paras might like to live in
  337. [20:38:47 ]* Dann- whirls about while reaching for his remaining pester ball. As soon as he spots the hunry Seedot, he chucks the ball.
  338. [20:39:03 ]* castfromhp has changed the topic to: Time Points: Lucian 2/8, Adrienne 2/8, Percival 5/8, Dann 2/8
  339. [20:39:09 ]* Adrienne is pretty annoyed with the nets so far. She loads a lure ball into the cannon and shoots it at the staryu.
  340. [20:39:09 ][Adrienne] 1d20+1 vs 6 AP
  341. [20:39:09 ][CritSenpai] vs 6 AP: 12 [1d20=11]
  342. [20:39:10 ][Dann-] 1d20+1 Pester Ball (confuse) +AP
  343. [20:39:10 ][CritSenpai] Pester Ball (confuse) +AP: 13 [1d20=12]
  344. [20:39:19 ][Adrienne] 1d20+4
  345. [20:39:19 ][CritSenpai] 1d20+4: 15 [1d20=11]
  346. [20:39:53 ]* Lucian quickly plants the bait where he thinks the Paras will be able to find and gather around most easily. (1TP)
  347. [20:40:25 ]* Doxy has changed the topic to: Time Points: Lucian 0/8, Adrienne 2/8, Percival 4/8, Dann 2/8
  348. [20:40:41 ][@castfromhp] That hits the Staryu! It struggles for a moment in the ball as it shakes and glows, but it eventually settles down, captured, on a small bed of seaweed.
  349. [20:40:46 ][@Doxy] Roll Survival or Pokemon Edu, Lucian!
  350. [20:40:54 ][Lucian] 3d6+1 Poke Edu
  351. [20:40:54 ][CritSenpai] Poke Edu: 8 [3d6=5,1,1]
  352. [20:41:26 ][@Doxy] Lucian, you don't see any Paras... but you see a Sentret and a Seedot!
  353. [20:41:32 ]* superblazed (~weed@Rizon-1A5D5BED.hsd1.pa.comcast.net) has joined #SleeplessInSequoia
  354. [20:42:31 ]* Adrienne grabs the Staryu ball. Five points so far. Adrienne sets out to find the Zubat from earlier, or maybe just a Zubat in general, that'd give her seven points. Probably not too shabby.
  355. [20:42:38 ][Dann-] Before even checking if his pester ball was successful, Dann reloads his cap cannon and fires at the Seedot.
  356. [20:42:45 ][Dann-] 1d20 Cap cannon AC 8
  357. [20:42:45 ][CritSenpai] Cap cannon AC 8: 18 [1d20=18]
  358. [20:42:45 ][@Doxy] Percival meanwhile, spots a Shellder, a Staryu, a Krabby, and a wayward Paras which is drawn in by the bait!
  359. [20:43:12 ][Lucian] Knowing that there's not much time left on the clock, Lucian takes on the Seedot for its higher point value.
  360. [20:43:29 ][Lucian] 1d20 AC 6 Pester Ball (Paralysis) (this counts as my free engage right?)
  361. [20:43:29 ][CritSenpai] AC 6 Pester Ball (Paralysis) (this counts as my free engage right?): 8 [1d20=8]
  362. [20:43:35 ][@Doxy] (yep)
  363. [20:43:38 ][@Doxy] Pester Ball hits!
  364. [20:43:43 ][@Doxy] Seedot is paralyzed!
  365. [20:43:55 ][@castfromhp] Adrienne: You can find the Zubat from earlier. Following a trail of bait crumbs, you find it hanging upside down from a low ceiling, partially concealed in the shadows.
  366. [20:44:03 ][Lucian] 1d20 AC 6
  367. [20:44:04 ][CritSenpai] AC 6: 11 [1d20=11]
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  369. [20:44:09 ][Lucian] 1d20+4 Lure
  370. [20:44:09 ][CritSenpai] Lure: 21 [1d20=17]
  371. [20:44:15 ][@castfromhp] Dann: The Seedot is confused! and now it's trapped in a net too!
  372. [20:44:24 ]* Adrienne loads a net cap and gives it another go.
  373. [20:44:24 ][Adrienne] 1d20 vs 6
  374. [20:44:24 ][CritSenpai] vs 6: 11 [1d20=11]
  375. [20:44:52 ][Dann-] "Ha ha!" Dann shouts triumphantly. He then chucks another Safari ball at the poor seed Pokemon.
  376. [20:44:59 ][@castfromhp] Adrienne, the surprised zubat drops from the ceiling, caught in the net!
  377. [20:45:00 ][Dann-] 1d20 Safari ball AC 6
  378. [20:45:00 ][CritSenpai] Safari ball AC 6: 5 [1d20=5]
  379. [20:45:31 ]* Percival proceeds to then throw a Lure Ball towards the Paras!
  380. [20:45:34 ]* Adrienne tosses her last lure ball at the Zubat!
  381. [20:45:34 ][Adrienne] 1d20 vs 6
  382. [20:45:34 ][CritSenpai] vs 6: 19 [1d20=19]
  383. [20:45:37 ]* castfromhp has changed the topic to: Time Points: Lucian 0/8, Adrienne 1/8, Percival 4/8, Dann 2/8
  384. [20:45:42 ][Percival] 1d20+1 ac 6 and ap
  385. [20:45:42 ][CritSenpai] ac 6 and ap: 20 [1d20=19]
  386. [20:45:50 ][Adrienne] 1d20+8 (4 bait/lure ball, 4 net)
  387. [20:45:50 ][CritSenpai] (4 bait/lure ball, 4 net): 13 [1d20=5]
  388. [20:45:59 ][@castfromhp] Dann: The Seedot rolls around in the net, somehow managing to dodge your ball!
  389. [20:46:12 ][Percival] 1d20+4 capture assuming it hit
  390. [20:46:12 ][CritSenpai] capture assuming it hit: 22 [1d20=18]
  391. [20:46:14 ][@Doxy] Lucian manages to catch the seedot, just as he runs out of time!
  392. [20:46:26 ][@Doxy] Percival meanwhile, cleanly snatches a Paras on his first try!
  393. [20:46:29 ][Dann-] "Well it can't be too easy, I guess." Dann chucks another safari ball.
  394. [20:46:32 ][Dann-] 1d20 Safari ball
  395. [20:46:32 ][CritSenpai] Safari ball: 17 [1d20=17]
  396. [20:46:38 ][@castfromhp] Adrienne, the Zubat is captured as well!
  397. [20:46:40 ][Dann-] 1d20+4 Capture roll
  398. [20:46:40 ][CritSenpai] Capture roll: 20 [1d20=16]
  399. [20:47:03 ][@Doxy] Percival still has a fair amount of time left!
  400. [20:47:10 ][@castfromhp] Sometimes though, it is that easy. The second ball nails the Seedot and seals shut.
  401. [20:47:23 ]* Lucian breaths out and runs a hand through his hair in disappointment as he returns to the center. 7 Points was...competitive, but definitely not enough to win the competition.
  402. [20:47:29 ][Percival] 1 TP, Percival goes off to chase the Staryu and throws a Pester Ball (Sleep) at it!
  403. [20:47:38 ][Adrienne] Hm... Adrienne figures as long as she has a little bit of time left, she can go find the Shellder and try to get it in a ball.
  404. [20:47:38 ]* Doxy has changed the topic to: Time Points: Lucian 0/8, Adrienne 1/8, Percival 3/8, Dann 2/8
  405. [20:47:42 ][Dann-] "Woo!" Dann quickly retrieves the two successful balls and considers his options.
  406. [20:47:43 ][Percival] 1d20 ac 6 I believe
  407. [20:47:43 ][CritSenpai] ac 6 I believe: 3 [1d20=3]
  408. [20:48:08 ][@Doxy] The Pester Ball misses, exploding on the floor!
  409. [20:48:56 ]* castfromhp has changed the topic to: Time Points: Lucian 0/8, Adrienne 0/8, Percival 3/8, Dann 2/8
  410. [20:49:46 ][@castfromhp] You find the Shellder resting at the bottom of the pool, near where the Staryu was. As you swim over, it sticks its tongue out at you again and tries to kick up sand in your direction by opening and closing rapidly.
  411. [20:50:18 ]* Dann- heads deeper into the trees and searches for activity near the mushrooms, hoping to find a Paras.
  412. [20:50:39 ][@castfromhp] Dann-, perception or survival!
  413. [20:50:54 ][Percival] 3d6 perception
  414. [20:50:54 ][CritSenpai] perception: 8 [3d6=1,1,6]
  415. [20:51:00 ][Dann-] 3d6 Survival
  416. [20:51:00 ][CritSenpai] Survival: 9 [3d6=3,5,1]
  417. [20:51:09 ]* Adrienne doesn't have a net ball. What she does have, is a pester ball (paralyze). That gets shot at the Shellder in between augh sand why.
  418. [20:51:11 ][Adrienne] 1d20 vs 6
  419. [20:51:11 ][CritSenpai] vs 6: 11 [1d20=11]
  420. [20:51:14 ][Percival] (er what am I reading)
  421. [20:51:34 ][@Doxy] (Read my PM first, and then take your next action - the pester ball missed )
  422. [20:52:51 ][@castfromhp] Still no Paras, Dann-! Try as you might, you only manage to find a Sentret, another Seedot, and a Krabby holding a bundle of mushrooms above its head that you almost mistake for a Paras for a second.
  423. [20:53:19 ][@castfromhp] Adrienne, the Shellder is paralyzed, stuck with its tongue out and looking quite helpless!
  424. [20:53:47 ]* Percival continues to go after the Shellder and fires a Net Cap in its direction!
  425. [20:54:15 ]* Dann- groans in disappointment, though he can't help but smirk at the Paras impostor. He dashes deeper still into the forest, making one last desperate search for Paras.
  426. [20:54:29 ]* Adrienne loads up a safari ball in a cannon and fires it at the Shellder.
  427. [20:54:29 ][Dann-] Near rotting logs or mushrooms, ideally, though he's a little reckless at this point.
  428. [20:54:30 ][Adrienne] 1d20 vs 6
  429. [20:54:30 ][CritSenpai] vs 6: 8 [1d20=8]
  430. [20:54:31 ]* castfromhp has changed the topic to: Time Points: Lucian 0/8, Adrienne 0/8, Percival 3/8, Dann 0/8
  431. [20:54:39 ][@castfromhp] Adrienne, hits!
  432. [20:54:53 ][Percival] 1d20+1 ac 9 (ap)
  433. [20:54:53 ][Adrienne] 1d20
  434. [20:54:53 ][CritSenpai] ac 9 (ap): 6 [1d20=5]
  435. [20:54:53 ][CritSenpai] 1d20: 9 [1d20=9]
  436. [20:55:04 ][@castfromhp] Dann-, another survival or perception roll.
  437. [20:55:05 ][Dann-] 3d6 Hoping Survival is still correct
  438. [20:55:05 ][CritSenpai] Hoping Survival is still correct: 12 [3d6=5,5,2]
  439. [20:55:24 ][@Doxy] Percival sadly misses with the Net! Keep trying though!
  440. [20:55:48 ][@castfromhp] Adrienne, the ball shakes, and the Shellder bursts out!
  441. [20:56:30 ]* Percival thinks a bit more on it and proceeds to throw his last Pester Ball (Confusion) at it!
  442. [20:56:38 ][Percival] 1d20 ac 6
  443. [20:56:38 ][CritSenpai] ac 6: 18 [1d20=18]
  444. [20:56:45 ][@Doxy] hits!
  445. [20:57:22 ][@castfromhp] Dann-, your persistence has finally paid off! As you lift a log to search under it, you find a Paras that seems quite caught off guard! It quickly throws a leaf over its back and scuttles back and forth like a crab, pinching the air. Another Seedot is rolling about nearby, as if in laughter, and a Sentret is watching from afar.
  446. [20:58:29 ]* Percival then throws a Safari Ball in the direction of the Shellder.
  447. [20:58:37 ][Dann-] "Too late! I already saw your fungal back, you trickster!" Having nothing else left, Dann chucks a Hail Mary Safari ball at the clever bug.
  448. [20:58:38 ][Percival] 1d20 ac 6
  449. [20:58:38 ][CritSenpai] ac 6: 12 [1d20=12]
  450. [20:58:46 ][Dann-] 1d20+1 Safari ball +AP
  451. [20:58:46 ][CritSenpai] Safari ball +AP: 18 [1d20=17]
  452. [20:58:54 ][@Doxy] That's.... just enough to catch it, while it's confused!
  453. [20:58:55 ]* Adrienne throws another ball at the Shellder!
  454. [20:58:55 ][Adrienne] 1d20 vs 6;1d20 capture
  455. [20:58:55 ][CritSenpai] vs 6: 8 [1d20=8]; capture: 6 [1d20=6]
  456. [20:58:59 ][Percival] 1d20 capture
  457. [20:58:59 ][CritSenpai] capture: 1 [1d20=1]
  458. [20:59:09 ][@Doxy] oh that was AC, I keep doing that
  459. [20:59:21 ][Dann-] 1d20 Capture roll
  460. [20:59:21 ][CritSenpai] Capture roll: 16 [1d20=16]
  461. [20:59:36 ][@Doxy] instead the Shellder breaks the ball, bursting out
  462. [20:59:51 ][@Doxy] also, it hurts itself in confusion!
  463. [21:00:16 ][@castfromhp] Dann-: The Paras continues to click click its little claws in desperation, even as the ball hits it squarely in the face. You can almost feel its resignation as the ball shakes a couple times, then clicks closed.
  464. [21:00:35 ]* Percival chucks his last ball at the Shellder!
  465. [21:00:39 ][Percival] 1d20 ac 6
  466. [21:00:39 ][CritSenpai] ac 6: 7 [1d20=7]
  467. [21:00:44 ][@Doxy] hitto!
  468. [21:00:45 ][@castfromhp] Adrienne, this persistent Shellder shatters another ball, angrily clapping its shell open and closed!
  469. [21:00:48 ][Percival] 1d20 capture
  470. [21:00:49 ][CritSenpai] capture: 18 [1d20=18]
  471. [21:00:53 ][@Doxy] Zooooop!
  472. [21:01:00 ][@Doxy] Okay NOW Percival adds the Shellder to his collection!
  473. [21:01:07 ][Dann-] "Woohoo!" Dann leaps in the air and chucks his last Safari ball at nothing in particular.
  474. [21:01:31 ][Percival] "Welp, I've run out of balls."
  475. [21:01:35 ][@castfromhp] Just in time too, Dann, as you hear the call for time!
  476. [21:01:59 ][@Doxy] Percival - Status: No Balls
  477. [21:02:11 ]* Adrienne fires her second to last ball at the Shellder. "You're seriously a pain," she grumbles.
  478. [21:02:19 ]* Dann- collects his final victory ball and straightens his clothes.
  479. [21:02:33 ][Dann-] "Talk about a photo finish." He mutters to himself bemusedly.
  480. [21:02:42 ][Adrienne] 1d20 vs 6;1d20 capture
  481. [21:02:42 ][CritSenpai] vs 6: 16 [1d20=16]; capture: 2 [1d20=2]
  482. [21:02:58 ]* Percival looks through his collection to make sure he didn't leave any all on the ground.
  483. [21:03:08 ]* SuikoGM is now known as Kaingaskhan
  484. [21:03:09 ][Percival] "Right, right. Should be it"
  485. [21:03:23 ][@Doxy] Well, actually, you did leave an empty ball on the ground in the forest
  486. [21:03:30 ][@castfromhp] It really is a pain! Pop goes another ball. The Shellder blows another raspberry.
  487. [21:04:03 ][Percival] "I probably should make sure I don't leave a mess on the ground over there."
  488. [21:04:15 ][@Doxy] You could spend your last 3 TP to go back, find it, and search for one more batch of mons
  489. [21:04:50 ][@Doxy] If that's what you'll do, roll me a Survival/Perception/or Poke Edu!
  490. [21:05:27 ][Percival] 3 TP, Percival returns to the forest, searchs for his ball and proceeds to check around for any stragglers.
  491. [21:05:32 ][Percival] 3d6 Poke Edu
  492. [21:05:33 ][CritSenpai] Poke Edu: 15 [3d6=6,3,6]
  493. [21:06:58 ]* Adrienne makes an exasparated sound, firing the last of her pester balls at the Shellder. Hopefully being confused will do something to it!
  494. [21:06:58 ][Adrienne] 1d20 vs 6
  495. [21:06:58 ][CritSenpai] vs 6: 14 [1d20=14]
  496. [21:06:59 ][@Doxy] You spot a Krabby, a Sentret, and a Staryu as you head back to the forest!
  497. [21:07:52 ][Adrienne] Once that's done, Adrienne fires her very last ball at the Shellder.
  498. [21:07:53 ][Adrienne] 1d20 vs AC 6;1d20 capture
  499. [21:07:53 ][CritSenpai] vs AC 6: 18 [1d20=18]; capture: 4 [1d20=4]
  500. [21:08:13 ]* Percival just whips the ball towards Staryu in brief hope he hits.
  501. [21:08:14 ][@castfromhp] The Shellder floats around dizzily, sticking out its tongue at clusters of seaweed around it. Even in this state though, it just doesn't seem to want to stay in a ball!
  502. [21:08:17 ][Percival] 1d20 ac 6
  503. [21:08:17 ][CritSenpai] ac 6: 12 [1d20=12]
  504. [21:08:28 ][@Doxy] Hits!
  505. [21:08:29 ][Percival] 1d20 capture
  506. [21:08:30 ][CritSenpai] capture: 8 [1d20=8]
  507. [21:09:00 ][@Doxy] If only those were flipped! Alas, Percival does not manage to catch the Staryu with his last Poke Ball.
  508. [21:09:40 ][Percival] "Oh well, might as well be ready to get back."
  509. [21:09:50 ][Adrienne] "I wish Arthur were here," Adrienne grouses. She tosses the Shellder the last of her bait as a consession to just how stubborn it was and leaves.
  510. [21:10:22 ][@castfromhp] Once the Shellder has cleared up its dizzy spell, it laps up the bait with glee, clapping its shell in victory.
  511. [21:11:17 ]* Percival leaves. "I hope that pester ball won't be an issue"
  512. [21:11:55 ][@castfromhp] You all return to the beach when time is called, where you see the rest of your competition gathered as well, waiting judgment!
  513. [21:12:04 ][@castfromhp] *awaiting
  514. [21:13:37 ]* Lucian waves and smiles at the few familiar faces and pushes his way to the front so he can get a better look at the going ons.
  515. [21:13:53 ][@castfromhp] Sandy is juggling 5 poke balls but doesn't look too happy with herself - perhaps they're all low value Pokemon? Sven is at a bench sipping coffee and wearing a smug expression. His hair looks frayed, like he's been in a fire or shocked by electricity, and he's covered with sand - but he's staring down a Stunfisk he's set down in the sand.
  516. [21:14:07 ][@castfromhp] ...He doesn't seem to have caught anything else.
  517. [21:14:20 ][Percival] "I wonder what they're going to do with these guys, half of them must've been drugged or slung in a net."
  518. [21:15:23 ]* Adrienne finds a place to sit down, looking soaked, a bit covered in sand, and kind of pissed.
  519. [21:15:56 ]* Dann- walks towards Sandy and sits down. "How'd you do?"
  520. [21:16:52 ]* Lucian shrugs, "Seven points. More or less in the middle of the pack, I'd guess."
  521. [21:17:16 ][Lucian] "I'm half-expecting them to require us to release our capture. We might get to keep one or two."
  522. [21:17:22 ]* Percival looks around to see if Naomi is here. "Did she even come back after that?"
  523. [21:17:33 ]* Lucian shrugs, "Or, getting to keep them is a prize of the winner. Who knows."
  524. [21:18:24 ][@castfromhp] Sandy sighs and lets the balls she's juggling fall to the ground, releasing Geodude, Sentret, Krabby, Staryu, and a Zubat - a total of 7 points. "I shouldn't have gone for quantity over quailty."
  525. [21:20:24 ][@Doxy] Percival, you spot Naomi standing towards the back, trying to wallflower as hard as she can.
  526. [21:20:53 ]* Dann- chuckles and releases his bounty of captures. "You would have beaten me if I hadn't gotten very lucky right at the end." He points to the Paras. "This little guy was extremely hard to find. He was pretending to be a Krabby. Like this."
  527. [21:21:17 ]* Dann- finds a leaf and places it on the Paras' back to see if he will recreate the spectacle.
  528. [21:22:24 ][@castfromhp] The Paras gladly scuttles about as a crab. Sandy scratches her head. "Funny, I caught a Krabby that was trying to pretend to be a Paras." The Krabby she released crawls over and grabs a bundle of mushrooms from a grassy patch near the beach.
  529. [21:23:12 ]* Percival waves over to her, then walks in the same direction. "Heya! It's Percival, again."
  530. [21:23:25 ][Percival] "How's it going?"
  531. [21:23:29 ][@Doxy] "O-oh. Hello... uhm, how did you do?"
  532. [21:23:31 ]* Dann- laughs heartily at the sight of the two mimics. "I feel like these two were raised by the wrong parents."
  533. [21:23:54 ]* Lucian looks around for Rake, eager to see how far the boy's typically aggressive approach to things took him.
  534. [21:24:37 ][@castfromhp] As you mingle, grandma and the announcer start going around to each of you so they can tally up the points for the Pokemon you've caught! For the capture segment of the Triathlon, Percival comes in first with 10 points, followed by Dann in second with 9! And Rake and Naomi tied for third place with 8 points each!
  535. [21:24:47 ][Percival] "I believe I did well? I caught 4, a Zubat, Shellder, Seadot, and Paras."
  536. [21:25:33 ]* Lucian crosses his arms and frowns at the announcements, so close to placing. If only he'd found that Paras he'd had his mind on.
  537. [21:25:49 ][@Doxy] "Y-you did more than well! You won! Uhm... congratulations... !"
  538. [21:26:01 ][Percival] "Or I did that good, hooray! You did really well!"
  539. [21:26:29 ][@Doxy] "T-thank you, I don't think I did very well overall though..."
  540. [21:26:51 ][Adrienne] "Stupid Shellder," she says aloud.
  541. [21:27:15 ][Percival] "Oh I don't know about that, you seemed like you did pretty well in the other rounds."
  542. [21:27:47 ][@Doxy] "Well... no... y-you remember the fight, I technically won but... I didn't... do anything..."
  543. [21:28:10 ][@castfromhp] You all get a chance to socialize as the event organizers prepare to announce the overall winners at the award ceremony!
  544. [21:28:52 ][Percival] "I don't know... I think you were fine there. Are you and your pokemon alright actually?"
  545. [21:29:06 ][@Doxy] "T-they're fine, just... a bit embarassed I guess..."
  546. [21:29:37 ]* Lucian looks for Rake before he can run off and hide himself away again.
  547. [21:30:05 ][Percival] "Hm? What for? It matters not as long as you and them tried your best. You can't do better than your own best anyway."
  548. [21:30:11 ][@Doxy] Rake is standing around near the back, with this hood up, looking grouchy.
  549. [21:30:49 ]* Dann- stands up.
  550. [21:31:00 ][Dann-] "So anyway, how do you feel about doing some fossil hunting tonight?"
  551. [21:31:57 ][@castfromhp] "Hey, congrats!" Sandy says at the announcement. "Tonight? Well, I've got nowhere else I need to be sneaking into..."
  552. [21:32:38 ]* Lucian approaches as friendly as he can manage, hoping to beat down the other boy's grouch with an unrelentingly sunny disposition, "Hey, you disappeared before I could congratulate you on the fight earlier today."
  553. [21:34:04 ][@Doxy] "Hmph. Don't get lippy with me, I'm in no mood. You got a helluva Sandshrew, I'll give you that."
  554. [21:34:53 ][Dann-] "Haha, thanks! And in that case, I think you and I have some excavating to do tonight." He says with a grin. "You'd better be there."
  555. [21:35:35 ][@castfromhp] "Yup, it's settled!"
  556. [21:35:53 ][Dann-] After making plans with Sandy, Dann saunters over to Sven. "Congrats on catching that Sunfisk! Where on earth did you find that blasted thing anyway?"
  557. [21:36:17 ]* Lucian holds his hand out expectantly but retracts it quickly, figuring that Rake would take it the wrong way, placing it on his hip instead. "Hehe, yeah Roy's a tenacious little shit. But, that's precisely why I picked him for my team. Your team was really well trained too, I don't think I've ever battled a team so ferocious and raring to go...which is why I wanted to talk to you actually."
  558. [21:36:56 ][Dann-] *Stunfisk
  559. [21:37:26 ][Lucian] "I'm conducting some research on battle and how it affects the growth and behavior of Pokemon, as well as the medical benefits of a steady battle experience. I'd like to hear your thoughts and methodology."
  560. [21:37:39 ][Lucian] 3d6+1 Charm, soften him up
  561. [21:37:39 ][CritSenpai] Charm, soften him up: 11 [3d6=4,4,2]
  562. [21:39:24 ][@castfromhp] Sven is muttering something to himself about "personal victories" when you approach him. He looks up wearily. "Oh it was hiding under a log, then it fled to the beach where I found it holed up in a sandcastle, and then it fled again into the caves where it hid itself under a pile of bones. I will say, it made itself more scarce than a cup of good brew in this town." He sips at his coffee.
  563. [21:40:18 ][Dann-] "That sounds...well, awful. You have my respect for keeping up the hunt that long. I think I would have lost it the first time it got away."
  564. [21:43:02 ][@castfromhp] "Like a cup of good coffee, you often must work past the initial bitterness to find a true treasure." Sven sips again. "But with these results, this mudfish was hardly a treasure at all!"
  565. [21:44:53 ][Dann-] "Well, it's a moral victory at least? Speaking of coffee, I've never been very good at knowing what's good or bad. Do you have any recommended varieties? This town or elsewhere?"
  566. [21:45:00 ]* Dann- braces himself.
  567. [21:45:50 ][@castfromhp] Sven takes a deeeeeep breath and seems as if he's about to go into a long spiel on his assessment of the coffee in town. Luckily for you, it's at that point you all hear a call for everyone in your division to gather at a stage set up on the beach. The well-dressed announcer stands at a mic, clipboard in hand.
  568. [21:47:04 ][@Doxy] Rake stares at Lucian like he's speaking utter nonsense. "I don't give a shit what you're 'researching', get out of my face dude."
  569. [21:47:04 ][@castfromhp] Behind the announcer is a table with a cloth draped over three packages!
  570. [21:47:32 ][@Doxy] "And don't think tryin'a talk all nice and fancy at me's gonna get you anywhere."
  571. [21:49:04 ]* Lucian laughs and shrugs it off, "Well, it was worth a shot. I sort of expected you'd be a dead end. Just figured your insight might be helpful I guess."
  572. [21:49:54 ][Lucian] "At any rate, don't worry about it. I don't think I'll bother you again. Grats on your placing in the capture contest though."
  573. [21:50:35 ][@castfromhp] "First of all," the announcer begins, "congratulations to all of you for completing the ABCs Triathlon! I know for many of you, this was your first exposure to the Pokemon League and its events. Now I'd love to bore you all day with how much I love the League, but I'm sure you want your results?"
  574. [21:50:43 ][Lucian] With that, Lucian leaves Rake alone to brood by himself as he returns to the center.
  575. [21:51:46 ][@castfromhp] He clears his throat. "In 8th place, we have Adrienne, scoring 5 points throughout the five events! Tied for 6th place, we have Lucian and Rake, with 6 points each! Tied for 4th, Naomi and Sandy, with 7 points each!" He pauses to let the small crowd that's gathered give their applause before moving on.
  576. [21:53:32 ][@castfromhp] "In third place, we have Sven Lundquist, with 8 points! In second place, Percival, scoring 9 points! And..." he pauses again, "our winner of the beginners' division of the ABCs Triathlon is Dann, pulling ahead with 11 points at the end of the event!"
  577. [21:54:15 ]* Lucian looks for where Dann and claps as loudly as he can, with his hands primed above his head. "Wooo!"
  578. [21:54:16 ][@castfromhp] "Will eveyone please step on stage to collect your prizes?" The announcer steps back to give everyone room to get on stage.
  579. [21:54:44 ]* Adrienne takes off her glasses, then facepalms. "Oh joy, dead last."
  580. [21:54:44 ]* Dann- 's eyebrows shoot up and his face breaks into a wide grin.
  581. [21:55:10 ]* Percival claps. "Nice job Dann, I'm not too surprised about that!"
  582. [21:55:34 ]* Dann- then looks to Percival and shouts over the crowd. "Thanks! Congrats to you as well, haha."
  583. [21:55:47 ]* Dann- pats Percival on the back and makes his way to the stage.
  584. [21:56:03 ][@Doxy] "Oh, congratulations Percival, 2nd place is really good..!" Naomi says feebly, also heading up to the stage.
  585. [21:56:08 ][Dann-] Upon hearing Lucian's 'wooo' he looks for his face to give him an appreciative grin.
  586. [21:56:34 ]* Percival (~Metaknigh@Rizon-9C5D18D6.dsl.bell.ca) has left #SleeplessInSequoia (Leaving)
  587. [21:56:34 ][@castfromhp] Sandy claps you on the back, Dann, as she heads for the stage. "Hey, good job!" Sven looks like he has mixed feelings about his placement as he slowly walks up - recognition doesn't seem to be his thing.
  588. [21:56:46 ]* Lucian flashes him as grin before trying to struggle up to the front to pick up whatever they hand out as consolation prizes.
  589. [21:56:53 ]* Percival (~Metaknigh@Rizon-9C5D18D6.dsl.bell.ca) has joined #SleeplessInSequoia
  590. [21:56:58 ][Percival] (whoops)
  591. [21:57:15 ][Dann-] "Thanks!" Dann says to Sandy. "Great job yourself!"
  592. [21:57:18 ]* Adrienne reluctantly heads to the stage, looking embarrassed.
  593. [21:57:35 ][Percival] "Thanks a lot! I think you did really well too!."
  594. [21:57:39 ]* Percival goes to the stage.
  595. [22:00:58 ][@castfromhp] "Despair not," Sven says to Adrienne as she passes by him on stage, "the League has its own idea of what makes a great trainer, but many Champions have walked their own path, apart from the mainstream." He nods sagely to himself, satisfied with his advice and thoughts. "Coffee?" He offers you a cup.
  596. [22:02:26 ][@castfromhp] The announcer walks over to the table and pulls off the cloth from the table, revealing on the left side, night vision goggles and a pair of boots, a small voucher in a display box in the middle, and a Cap Cannon on the right.
  597. [22:02:48 ]* Adrienne accepts the drink. She comes into it optimistic, but doesn't expect a lot compared to home-made coffee.
  598. [22:05:57 ][@Doxy] Adrienne - the coffee is dark, bitter, and strong, with hints of perap, old leather, something nutty, and simple joys whose flavor time has by now turned to dust.
  599. [22:06:54 ][@castfromhp] "The locals of Oceanspray have generously supplied the prizes for our competition today. First of all, the local League chapter is offering every participant a single Vitamin of their choice for making it through the Triathlon! Additionally, we have three prizes up here representing the ABCs of being a Trainer." He gestures to the left side of the table. "First, adventuring: night vision goggles and a choice of a pair of boo
  600. [22:06:54 ][@castfromhp] ts for travel in a biome of your choice. Second, for battling," he gestures to the middle, "a voucher for one session with Grandma Nettles, one of the preeminent Move Tutors of this town!" You see the old lady who was registering you all wave from the audience.
  601. [22:07:12 ][@castfromhp] "And finally, for capturing, a Cap Cannon, generously supplied by Santalune.com!"
  602. [22:07:48 ][@castfromhp] "Our first place winner will take the first pick of one of these three prizes, then our second place winner, and third place will take home the remaining prize." The announcer nods to Dann, Percival, and Sven to take their picks.
  603. [22:08:43 ][@castfromhp] (To clarify mechanically, the adventure option is Dark Vision Goggles + one pair of boots with Naturewalk for the terrain of your choice)
  604. [22:09:13 ][Adrienne] "Tastes like sadness," she remarks. "And leather. Someone's scraped the bottom of the bean barrel for this."
  605. [22:09:16 ][@castfromhp] (the tutor voucher will let you have a Pokemon tutored with any of the Moves that give a total of +2 CS to a Pokemon, given they can learn it, - Bulk Up, Swords Dance, Nasty Plot, etc)
  606. [22:09:26 ][@castfromhp] (and the Cap Cannon is a Cap Cannon)
  607. [22:10:25 ][@castfromhp] Sven looks over at you with surprise, Adrienne. "This is what the locals call the best of the town! ...But you're right, it's drivel. You have remarkable taste to recognize that."
  608. [22:14:58 ][Adrienne] "Thanks for the warning," she replies. "I already miss brewing my own coffee."
  609. [22:16:04 ]* Lucian looks for Naomi once they're on stage, hoping she doesn't run away again.
  610. [22:17:34 ][Dann-] "I'll take the adventuring package." Dann announces.
  611. [22:19:57 ]* Adrienne picks an HP Up for her consolation prize.
  612. [22:20:13 ][@castfromhp] "I should have expected you would have a discerning palette, unlike the rest of this town." Sven is nodding to himself again, as if this confirms his earlier statement about you. "If you are ever in Dahlia, do stop by my family's record shop, the Wailing Whismur. We actually brew the best coffee in the region." He puffs up.
  613. [22:20:56 ][Percival] "I'll take the capturing one then."
  614. [22:21:00 ][@castfromhp] Dann, the announcer hands you the goggles, makes sure they fit, then opens up another box with a larger selection of boots in several sizes - you can pick one that fits you and with the biome of your choice. Percival's turn to choose!
  615. [22:21:29 ][@castfromhp] Percival gets the Cap Cannon. Sven excuses himself and grabs the voucher.
  616. [22:24:30 ]* Lucian waits for the people ahead of him to collect their prizes before he makes his way up himself, flashing a wink as Rake as he passes him.
  617. [22:25:19 ]* Adrienne waits until Sven comes back. "I'll remember it," she replies. "'Should have expected,' huh?"
  618. [22:25:28 ][@Doxy] Rake flashes Lucian another scowl, before snatching up a Protein and turning away.
  619. [22:25:57 ][Lucian] "That guy's a real character," he says wistfully.
  620. [22:27:14 ][@castfromhp] "Mmhmm." Sven says enigmatically as he pops off the cap of his coffee cup and swirls around the dregs at the bottom, staring at them intently.
  621. [22:27:39 ]* Percival picks up a Carbos as well. "Might as well."
  622. [22:29:48 ]* Dann- takes an HP Up.
  623. [22:30:15 ][@castfromhp] The crowd begins to disperse as the award ceremony wraps up, and you're left with the rest of the day ahead of you.
  624. [22:33:11 ][Adrienne] "Well, I'll see ya when I see ya," Adrienne tells Sven. "Or, what's your number?" She holds up her phone.
  625. [22:33:16 ]* Lucian takes his earnings with him into town, in search of a few shops and supplies for the travels ahead.
  626. [22:34:33 ][@castfromhp] Sven watches as the event organizers dismantle and clean up after the event, including rounding up all the Pokemon they brought for the capture competition. "You know," he says loud enough for everyone to hear, "if there's one thing I learned from chasing that Stunfisk around, it is that there are quite the hidden gems on this beach when it comes to searching for wild Pokemon." He sips his coffee. "Ah, my number. Here," he p
  627. [22:34:33 ][@castfromhp] ulls out his phone, and of course it's an Oran brand, with its distinctive fruit logo.
  628. [22:36:56 ]* Adrienne has absolutely no idea if she should be flattered or not. She pulls out her phone as well, to share numbers.
  629. [22:37:44 ]* Dann- searches for Sandy in the thinning crowd. "So, do you want to just pick a time to meet up or what?"
  630. [22:39:38 ][@castfromhp] Sandy thinks for a moment. "Why don't we see what Sven's found? If it really is a super secret capturing spot, then maybe we'll find some rare fossils there too."
  631. [22:39:57 ][Percival] "hmmm, We just used this before huh... maybe I'll see if somebody else knows what to do with this advanced cannon later."
  632. [22:40:41 ]* Percival checks around for Naomi. "I'd hope you hadn't left yet."
  633. [22:40:41 ][Dann-] "Works for me. That is, if Sven is willing to share his secrets." Dann says somewhat loudly in Sven's direction.
  634. [22:41:34 ][@Doxy] "O-oh, no, I'm... I'm waiting for Noah..."
  635. [22:43:24 ]* Dann- whips out his phone to send Lucian a text, while waiting to see if Sven takes the bait.
  636. [22:43:31 ][Adrienne] Once the two are done sharing their numbers, Adrienne give him a short wave. "Seeya later. I'm out, I'm fucking soaked." She leaves to change into something significantly drier.
  637. [22:43:58 ][Dann-] TEXT: "Have you seen anywhere good to eat around here? Could be fun to get our gang together for a nice meal. I trust you to pick a better place than I would."
  638. [22:44:57 ]* Dann- sends a follow-up. TEXT: "For that matter, I trust any of you to pick a better place than I would."
  639. [22:45:00 ][Percival] "Ah I see, would you mind if I waited here with you?"
  640. [22:45:03 ][Lucian] [lol yeah, I'm in town right now. I'll keep an eye out while I'm shopping. I hope you guys are cool with Kantonese]
  641. [22:45:15 ][Lucian] [idk, I think Adrienne could pick out some place nice]
  642. [22:45:39 ][@castfromhp] Sven puffs up again at Dann's statement and sips at his cup of coffee, which is now somehow full again. He definitely heard you, but he seems to be waiting for more attention.
  643. [22:45:44 ][Lucian] [she's just anal enough that any place she actually decides on would be probably be pretty good :V]
  644. [22:45:54 ][Lucian] [:V :V :V]
  645. [22:46:04 ][Dann-] [Ha, happy to defer to her too. Let me know what you find, let's meet up later.]
  646. [22:46:24 ][Dann-] [Gonna go put my shovel to use.]
  647. [22:46:37 ][Lucian] [please don't kill anybody]
  648. [22:46:40 ][@castfromhp] "Oh? Well, I'll catch you later then." Sven waves to Adrienne.
  649. [22:46:41 ][Lucian] [and have fun]
  650. [22:46:46 ][Dann-] [;)]
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  652. [22:49:23 ][@Doxy] "Uhm, no, of course not! Uhm..." Naomi says, shifting a bit, "Oh, but there he is now!"
  653. [22:50:08 ][@Doxy] You do see in fact see Noah approaching, skipping merrily towards the beach. "Hi sis! Hi Percival! How'd you guys do?"
  654. [22:50:12 ]* Dann- sighs and approaches Sven more directly. "So, what was that about hidden gems along the beach?"
  655. [22:50:35 ][Adrienne] Once she's changed, Adrienne tests out the number she just received, sending Sven a text. [You know anywhere decent here to eat?]
  656. [22:52:15 ][Percival] "Hey, hi Noah. We did pretty well I believe. Naomi here got fourth and I got second. It was pretty fun still right Naomi?"
  657. [22:52:30 ][@castfromhp] "Well!" Sven looks kind of disappointed that almost everyone is either tapping at their phones or has left. "I doubt any of you would find this place alone; it's quite undergr-" He turns to Dann. "I suppose I could share..." He sips at the coffee.
  658. [22:53:51 ][@Doxy] "Ah.. I g-guess so..."
  659. [22:54:26 ][@Doxy] "Don't be like that sis! I'm sure you both had a blast! I wish I could have participated too, but, ah, I did have a pretty productive day myself!"
  660. [22:55:23 ][Dann-] "Well, if you really don't want to share, I'd understand. Could be fun to look around as a group though..."
  661. [22:56:47 ][@castfromhp] He pulls out his phone to fire a return text though: [A man of lesser taste would predictably recommend the Hungry Garchomp, but I would recommend going down the small alley next to the main Pokecenter in town and taking a turn into the tunnels leading to the train station. There you'll find a favorite bar of mine in town, the Sad Scolipede, good for drink and a meal.] God this guy writes long texts. It's split over several
  662. [22:56:47 ][@castfromhp] messages.
  663. [22:57:23 ][Percival] "I thought it was fun at the least. You feel a bit exhausted after that, we could always get dinner of some sort?"
  664. [22:57:47 ][@Doxy] well if you had a decent Oran phone it wouldn't get split up!!!!
  665. [22:59:05 ]* Dann- fires off a group text to Adrienne, Lucian, and Percival. [Anyone up for dinner tonight?]
  666. [22:59:19 ][Lucian] [Sure, where at?]
  667. [22:59:29 ][@castfromhp] "As a group? Perhaps, perhaps."
  668. [22:59:30 ][@Doxy] Noah smiles widely at this, putting a hand on either cheek, alternating between looking excitedly at Percival and Naomi. "Oooh like a date! Oh my gosh, okay, you two have fun!"
  669. [23:00:30 ]* Adrienne does not have a decent Oran phone. At least it's heavy duty. Her response is a very short [cool, thanks.] She makes her way back to the beach to meet up with the others, sending a return text to Dann. [sure. sven told me about this one place.]
  670. [23:00:43 ][@Doxy] Naomi begins to go red immediately. "N-Noah s-stop that's not what he s-said!" she squeaks out, her voice going thready and squeakily faint from sheer embarassment.
  671. [23:01:15 ][Percival] "Ah, I think we might have a place as well. You would be fine coming though correct Naomi?"
  672. [23:01:35 ][Dann-] "I'll take that as a yes." Dann grins at Sven. "In any case, I just remembered that none of us have our Pokemon from the battles earlier. Maybe we should go pick them up and meet back here in a half hour?"
  673. [23:02:00 ][Percival] [Sure, I would be glad to do so, mind if I bring someone else?]
  674. [23:02:52 ][Lucian] [Is it Naomi?]
  675. [23:03:04 ][@castfromhp] Sven nods, with another sip of coffee. "Half an hour it is." He turns toward the ocean and looks wistfully at the waves, probably thinking he looks so cool right now.
  676. [23:03:09 ][Percival] [Why yes it would be.]
  677. [23:03:37 ][Lucian] [Great! Ok, meet at the PKC in like, half an hour]
  678. [23:05:17 ][@castfromhp] Sandy, who's been standing a bit away, approaches and pokes you on the shoulder, Dann. She says quietly, "So uh, that was a yes? We're seeing the super secret capture spot?"
  679. [23:05:29 ][Dann-] [I was about to check out a cool section of the beach with some folks. Can we bump dinner a little later?]
  680. [23:05:50 ][Dann-] "Uh, I'm going to go with 'yes', and hold him to it. Let's grab our Pokemon and come back before he changes his mind."
  681. [23:06:26 ][Dann-] "Anyway, Sven, we'll see you in a bit."
  682. [23:06:55 ][Percival] "Would you mind PKC? It seems like it'd be a fine place to get something to eat."
  683. [23:07:30 ][Lucian] (Lucian meant the Pokemon Center)
  684. [23:08:00 ][Lucian] [Come meet at the Pokemon Center in half an hour. I wanna talk to you before dinner. Come alone!]
  685. [23:08:24 ][Percival] (i'm very smart you see)
  686. [23:09:01 ][Dann-] [Uh, Sandy will probably be following me, but I'm sure we can all get some space. See you there.]
  687. [23:09:08 ]* Adrienne arrives at the beach and gives Sven a small wave. "Let's hang out," she suggests. "I've got nothing else going on."
  688. [23:09:17 ][Percival] [Sure, I can do that. I'll see you then.]
  689. [23:10:01 ]* Dann- waves to Sven and upon noticing Adrienne, points at his phone and mouths 'check your texts' before heading to the Pokecenter.
  690. [23:10:15 ][@Doxy] "The .. Pokemon Center? Uhm... okay..."
  691. [23:10:47 ][@castfromhp] "You and your friends sure do come and go." Sven remarks as Dann leaves and Adrienne arrives.
  692. [23:12:24 ]* Doxy is now known as Coxy
  693. [23:12:39 ]* Coxy is now known as Cocksy
  694. [23:12:48 ][Percival] "Ah sorry, mistranslation. How about an actual place? Hmmm a restaurant, maybe the hungry garchomp in a bit more than half an hour?"
  695. [23:13:07 ]* Adrienne shrugs. "Things to do, I guess. I didn't catch a lot of the planning."
  696. [23:14:10 ][Percival] "I think one of the research fellows wanted me for something? I might need to check on it real quick, then we can head to dinner together."
  697. [23:14:27 ][@Cocksy] "A-alright."
  698. [23:15:35 ][@castfromhp] "Well, I just told your friend I'd show him around in half an hour." Sven says, as puzzled as the GM is now.
  699. [23:15:41 ][Percival] "It's more of an assessment they might need, I assure you. I won't take long."
  700. [23:16:53 ]* Percival goes to the PKC at the designated time.
  701. [23:17:46 ]* Lucian heads him off at the lobby, "Yo, Percy!"
  702. [23:17:48 ]* Dann- arrives back at the beach in half an hour. "All right, let's go!"
  703. [23:18:02 ][Dann-] Winston is placed on top of his head.
  704. [23:18:21 ][Percival] "Hey, was there something up?"
  705. [23:19:20 ][Lucian] "Sorry for the hold up, I had trouble picking out something nice." He holds out a nice lacquered box and beckons Percival to open it.
  706. [23:20:44 ]* Percival opens it. "Oh? I see, was this regarding what we discussed earlier?"
  707. [23:21:23 ][@castfromhp] WELL at whatever time it is, Sven sips his coffee and looks around at whoever's gathered at the beach now. "A smaller crowd is fine too. I'm afraid such a fine spot would lose its luster if too many here knew of it." He sips his coffee.
  708. [23:22:03 ][Lucian] Inside is an expensive looking grooming brush, replete with a custom mahogany grip and soft but firm to the touch bristles. "Yeah, I felt kind of bad with how it all went down between me and Naomi so I thought I'd get something to cheer her up. Trouble is, I don't think she likes me very much after that match so I figured hey, she's pretty sweet on you. Kill two birds with one stone, yeah?"
  709. [23:23:13 ][Lucian] "Those are Rapidash mane bristles, by the by. Warm to the touch and firm enough to get rid of the worst kinds of snares...is what the saleslady told me."
  710. [23:23:35 ][Adrienne] "You sure drink a lot of coffee you complain about," Adrienne notes.
  711. [23:23:35 ][Lucian] "I just took her word for it."
  712. [23:24:13 ][Lucian] "So I figured you could give it to her and say it was from you."
  713. [23:24:39 ][Percival] "Ah I see, that's incredibly nice of you to do. It's a really kind gesture. I doubt she hates you though, she seems a bit too soft to really be able to hate somebody."
  714. [23:24:58 ][@castfromhp] "If I don't know what bad coffee tastes like, how can I be sure my own coffee is good?"
  715. [23:25:00 ][Percival] "Once more, I do thank you Lucian. I'll make sure to do so"
  716. [23:25:20 ]* Lucian chuckles, "Hehe, maybe. But it's kind of hard to get give people things when they can't seem to look at your face, you know?"
  717. [23:25:42 ]* Lucian blinks and looks around, "You...don't think I'm ugly or something, right?"
  718. [23:25:46 ][@castfromhp] "One must suffer for the sake of their art, don't you agree?"
  719. [23:25:52 ][Lucian] "Do you think that could be it?"
  720. [23:26:18 ][Percival] "Yeah... I understand that. Uh, no, not really? You seem fine."
  721. [23:27:18 ][Lucian] "Yeah but /just/ fine? I thought I did a /little/ better than that."
  722. [23:27:23 ]* Adrienne adopts a sort of light 'eugh' face. "Taste testing and experimenting is fine, but it looks like you're just being masochistic."
  723. [23:28:31 ][Percival] "Fine to me I suppose? I don't swing for that team really."
  724. [23:28:42 ][@castfromhp] Sven shrugs in a 'you just don't understand' sort of way. "In any case, let's away." He begins to lead Adrienne, Dann, and Sandy down towards the cave from the capture contest.
  725. [23:30:41 ][Lucian] "Well you don't have to be gay to think somebody else could be attractive."
  726. [23:32:05 ]* Adrienne just follows along.
  727. [23:32:06 ][@castfromhp] "I should thank that Stunfisk for showing me the way." Sven says as he stoops down by the water, then hops in. He reaches down underwater and brushes away a patch of seaweed concealing a small tunnel. "...I hope you can hold your breath."
  728. [23:32:11 ][Lucian] "In any case, I appreciate your help."
  729. [23:32:50 ][Dann-] "All right Winst, let me save you the discomfort until we get in there." Dann says, recalling Winston to his Poke ball.
  730. [23:33:09 ][Lucian] "When are we meeting up for dinner?"
  731. [23:33:33 ][Percival] "Eh? It's more I wouldn't know as best as another person, I don't swing for the beauty team much. I do really thank you for the gesture though."
  732. [23:33:34 ][Dann-] "Glad I didn't change into clean clothese yet." Dann jokes to the others.
  733. [23:33:57 ][Adrienne] "Oh for fuck's sake, not again."
  734. [23:33:58 ][Percival] "Where? I'm not sure, was there not some sort of dragonic place round here?"
  735. [23:34:14 ][Dann-] "Maybe we should have brought our new swimsuits."
  736. [23:34:20 ][Dann-] *clothes
  737. [23:35:20 ][Dann-] "Lead the way, Sven." Dann says as he wades into the water.
  738. [23:35:53 ][@castfromhp] "Well, what did you expect? If it were easy, everyone would have found it already!" Sven takes a deep breath and dives in, leading the way through the tunnel.
  739. [23:36:14 ]* Dann- follows.
  740. [23:37:27 ][Adrienne] "Rocky terrain would've been nice. Maybe a couple of drops," she says before she dives in.
  741. [23:37:40 ][@castfromhp] It's a thankfully short swim in the tunnel before you see Sven surface. You're in a narrow river now in the cave, and it's rather dark and hard to see. Sven pulls out a waterproof flashlight and continues on. "Can you imagine? All I had to go by was the sparks the Stunfisk was giving off my first time here..."
  742. [23:38:29 ]* Dann- grins in the darkness, and whips out his new goggles.
  743. [23:39:26 ][@castfromhp] You see glistening and sparkles at the end of the tunnel as Sven sweeps his flashlight that way. You eventually emerge into a large cavernous chamber, covered with large salt crystals that reach to the ceiling. The river turns into a small pool here.
  744. [23:40:30 ][@castfromhp] You can see several Pokemon around, most of them shying away from this light source. A binacle is chilling on the edge of the pool, waving its heads through the air and occasionally ramming them into each other. A corsola is bobbing in the water.
  745. [23:40:54 ][Dann-] "I am definitely giving my Dowsing Rod a try down here." Dann murmurs, looking around in awe.
  746. [23:40:55 ][@castfromhp] And there's a flash of movement as something ducks behind a large crystal formation.
  747. [23:41:00 ]* Adrienne takes out her own waterproof flashlight for additional light, and smiles a bit. "Looks really nice here," she says.
  748. [23:41:38 ]* Dann- creeps towards the larger crystal, using his goggles to try to make out what that sudden blur could have been.
  749. [23:41:49 ][@castfromhp] Sandy immediately lunges at the Corsola, which flails around a bit as she picks it up. "Oh, this one's adorable." She sets it back down at seeing its obvious distress though, and it swims to the bottom of the pool to hide.
  750. [23:42:28 ][@castfromhp] It's a serpentine shape, darting from behind that crystal to another and now climbing up the back of one of the taller crystals.
  751. [23:42:43 ][Dann-] 4d6 PokeEdu?
  752. [23:42:43 ][CritSenpai] PokeEdu?: 15 [4d6=6,1,6,2]
  753. [23:43:15 ]* Lucian looks around in awe at the naturally formed cave phenomena.
  754. [23:43:21 ][@castfromhp] Sven looks very pleased with himself as he settles down and sits on a crystal.
  755. [23:43:55 ][@castfromhp] "Oh, so you joined us after all?" Sven says at seeing Lucian.
  756. [23:44:01 ]* Adrienne begins exploring around the cave, moving carefully. She's been in lots of caves before, she knows what to expect in general.
  757. [23:44:28 ][Lucian] "I just had to meet up with Percy for an errand. Once that was finished with I figured we could all meet up."
  758. [23:44:43 ][@Cocksy] Roll Perception, nerds
  759. [23:44:49 ]* Lucian glances around the various crystalline structures.
  760. [23:44:55 ][Lucian] 3d6+2 Perception
  761. [23:44:55 ][CritSenpai] Perception: 12 [3d6=2,3,5]
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  763. [23:45:03 ][Dann-] 2d6 Perception (is there a bonus from these goggles?)
  764. [23:45:03 ][CritSenpai] Perception (is there a bonus from these goggles?): 12 [2d6=6,6]
  765. [23:45:16 ][Adrienne] 2d6+1 AP
  766. [23:45:16 ][CritSenpai] AP: 10 [2d6=6,3]
  767. [23:45:31 ][@castfromhp] Dann, you have a hard time making it out from here, so it's hard to apply your knowledge of Pokemon Edu to identifying this Pokemon before getting a closer look.
  768. [23:45:32 ]* Percival checks around the cave as well.
  769. [23:45:37 ][Percival] 3d6 Perception
  770. [23:45:37 ][CritSenpai] Perception: 8 [3d6=3,4,1]
  771. [23:45:59 ][Dann-] Can I get closer?
  772. [23:46:04 ][Percival] "It was a bit of a hike here but I didn't really get to see here before..."
  773. [23:46:08 ][@castfromhp] You can try to climb up, yeah.
  774. [23:46:29 ][Dann-] 3d6 Athletics
  775. [23:46:29 ][CritSenpai] Athletics: 7 [3d6=5,1,1]
  776. [23:47:46 ][@Cocksy] Lucian, you spot something shiny, and peer down into a shallow pool to see a piece of pink coral, which seems to have reflective chips of some crystalline substance within its structure, causing the light to refract into rainbows when it hits it just right. It shifts up to look at you, and you realize it's a Corsola.
  777. [23:47:58 ][@castfromhp] The crystals here are slick and difficult to climb, but you manage to make it up high enough to get a good enough look to identify it with your goggles on - it's a Dratini! Startled by your ascent, however, it hops down back into the pool and curls itself up around a rock jutting up from the bottom.
  778. [23:48:37 ][Dann-] "Woah!" Dann exclaims in surprise, and almost loses his grip on the crystal.
  779. [23:48:55 ][@castfromhp] "Careful!" Sandy calls out, moving to catch you in case you fall.
  780. [23:49:20 ][Dann-] "I'm ok, I think." Dann calls, sliding carefully back to ground level. "Did anyone else see that?"
  781. [23:49:59 ]* Lucian kneels down to look into the pool, touching a hand gently upon the surface of the shallow and sending ripples all around. He smiles at the creature and makes a silly face at it, beckoning it from its hiding.
  782. [23:50:00 ]* Dann- smiles appreciatively at Sandy.
  783. [23:50:02 ][Lucian] 3d6 Charm
  784. [23:50:02 ][CritSenpai] Charm: 14 [3d6=3,6,5]
  785. [23:50:27 ][Percival] "Hm... it certainly is dark, suppose its near dusk outside too."
  786. [23:52:57 ][@Cocksy] The shiny Corsola swims up to look at Lucian, smiling cheerily at him.
  787. [23:53:25 ][@Cocksy] It looks around curiously at Lucian as his companions, and you get a sense that maybe it hasn't had too much human contact down here.
  788. [23:54:12 ][@Cocksy] Percival, you suddenly feel something slythering around your tigh
  789. [23:54:16 ][@castfromhp] Adrienne, as you carefully move through the cave, you see a brief flicker of light from further in the chamber.
  790. [23:54:59 ]* Percival looks down to check what it is. "Hi down there?"
  791. [23:55:15 ]* Lucian blinks, realizing the creature's shiny coat wasn't just a trick of the light. He shakes away his surprise and gets down closer to get a look, "Well now, aren't you a little beauty." Noting its surprise and curiosity he has to suppress a giggle, "Those are my friends. I guess you could say we're exploring down here."
  792. [23:55:20 ][Lucian] "We aren't bothering you, are we?"
  793. [23:56:11 ][Lucian] "This is your home, isn't it?"
  794. [23:56:16 ]* Adrienne makes a 'hmm' sound as she heads towards the flicker of light. What was this?
  795. [23:56:43 ][@Cocksy] Percival looks down to see an Inkay wrapped around his leg!
  796. [23:57:05 ][@castfromhp] There are another brief two flashes of light as you approach. Still have your flashlight out?
  797. [23:58:34 ][Percival] "Hi there little one?"
  798. [23:58:57 ]* Percival sees about patting it.
  799. [23:59:37 ][@Cocksy] The Corsola shakes its head when you ask if you're bothering it, and nods to the second question. It crawls out of the pool, and attempts to crawl onto Lucian's lap.
  800. [00:00:05 ][@Cocksy] As soon as you touch it, more of the Inkay's tentacles extend, and wrap around Percival's wrist.
  801. [00:00:11 ][Adrienne] 4d6 Poke Edu
  802. [00:00:11 ][CritSenpai] Poke Edu: 8 [4d6=3,1,2,2]
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  804. [00:01:12 ][@castfromhp] There are a number of bioluminescent Pokemon, but you can't quite narrow down which one it is. There are another two flashes at you, closer now.
  805. [00:01:39 ][Dann-] "I think I need to try something. Maybe pull me back onto dry land if I'm not back in a few minutes?" Dann says to Sandy with grin as he heads towards the pool. Once there, he sets his gear down, takes a deep breath, and steps straight in.
  806. [00:01:44 ]* Lucian laughs and takes a seat on the ground so the coral Pokemon can get a better grip on his pants. He digs into his bag for some kind of treat but grumbles to himself when he only manages to find his flashlight. Still, making the most of what he has, he begins flashing it on and off on the various crystal structures in the caverns, reflecting light here and there.
  807. [00:01:59 ][Dann-] Trying to make as small a splash as possible and just sinking to the bottom.
  808. [00:02:10 ]* Adrienne decides to take a chance and turn her flashlight off. She could always turn it on later.
  809. [00:02:21 ][@castfromhp] "Uhhh, a few minutes?" Sandy looks on with concern, but it's too late before Dann dives in. What are you looking for down here.
  810. [00:02:30 ][@castfromhp] *?
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  812. [00:02:48 ][Dann-] Oh, I misunderstood the Dratini's position
  813. [00:02:49 ][@Cocksy] The Corsola immediately loses its shit when you do that, bouncing happily on your lap as you light up the crystals! Unfortunately this means there's a spiky, pointy rock mashing itself onto your crotch.
  814. [00:02:57 ][@castfromhp] Oh the DRatini? Yeah it's at the bottom of the pool.
  815. [00:03:04 ][Percival] "Uhhhhhhhhh. I'm not quite into that fella."
  816. [00:03:10 ]* Percival taps a small jar of honey. "Might you want some of this?"
  817. [00:03:13 ][Dann-] Oh, ok then, yeah, I'm sinking to the bottom and trying to approach it.
  818. [00:03:27 ][@castfromhp] It curls up tighter around the rock and tries to shrink away as you sink down.
  819. [00:04:43 ]* Dann- tries to stand unaggressively at the bottom for as long as he can, waiting to see if the Dratini's body language changes. After a couple minutes (at most), he has to resurface for air.
  820. [00:04:44 ][@Cocksy] The Inkay lets go of your leg, but now wraps around your hand AS WELL as the jar, trying to twist it open while keeping your hand hostage.
  821. [00:04:50 ][@castfromhp] The flashes of light come again, Adrienne, this time approaching more rapidly. Soon, you're faced down with a distressed looking Chinchou that's hopping up and tapping at your deadened flashlight with its two little bulbs. It stops after a moment, looking puzzled.
  822. [00:04:52 ]* Lucian exhales sharply, biting down on his cheek to prevent himself from shouting out choice expletives and unceremoniously turns off the light by way of letting it clatter to the ground. Cute, but unfortunately very heavy.
  823. [00:05:39 ][@Cocksy] Very, very heavy you do note - ought a corsola weight QUITE this much? This is a small one, too! Hmm!
  824. [00:06:28 ][Lucian] He tries to make everything alright again by flashing it his brightest smile but only after picking it up in his hands and away from his more sensitive parts. "You're a peculiar type of Corsola aren't you?"
  825. [00:06:44 ][@Cocksy] It just grins naively at you. :D
  826. [00:06:46 ][@castfromhp] The Dratini slooowly tries to slither off to a crevice in the rocks but doesn't quite fit. It starts to circle the perimeter of the pool, looking for more hiding places but finding none. Just as you're feeling you need to surface again though, it darts upward out of the water in search of a better hidey hole.
  827. [00:07:18 ][Adrienne] "Oh." Adrienne relights her flashlight and observes the Chinchou.
  828. [00:07:20 ]* Lucian half lectures, half winces, "You've got to be...careful with people like me, got that? We're not all as tough /or/ as cute as you."
  829. [00:07:47 ]* Percival attempts to help with twisting it off. "I mean no harm fella, just I'd like to help open it for ya."
  830. [00:07:49 ]* Dann- sighs reflexively, realizing a moment too late that he just exhaled all of his remaining air. He then scrambles gracelessly to the surface and pulls himself out onto dry rock gasping for air.
  831. [00:08:07 ][Lucian] "...say, how do you feel about coming with me out of this place? If my flashlight was enough to get you all wound up I'd love to see how you react to the rest of the world."
  832. [00:08:41 ][Dann-] As soon as he isn't gasping, Dann tries to track where the Dratini ran off to.
  833. [00:08:52 ][@Cocksy] The Inkay stares at Percival with its huge cute eyes...
  834. [00:09:23 ][@Cocksy] and then pecks his hand sharply with its cruel little beak!
  835. [00:09:24 ][@castfromhp] The Chinchou taps its bulbs together in delight and hops back and forth. Then it suddenly looks distressed again and starts pushing at your leg, nudging you toward the water.
  836. [00:09:29 ]* Percival stares back. "No harm whatsoever. or ok."
  837. [00:10:08 ][@Cocksy] It's still holding on to your arm for dear life, too. And uh, it's starting to hurt from how tight he's gripping it.
  838. [00:10:43 ]* Adrienne decides to indulge the Chinchou for now, not knowing where it's going with this.
  839. [00:10:48 ]* Percival tries to loosen the Inkay's grip. "I'm going to sorta need this hand you know..."
  840. [00:11:13 ][@Cocksy] Lucian, the Corsola smiles at you brightly. It... doesn't seem to really know what you're talking about, but it seems to trust you!
  841. [00:11:42 ][@Cocksy] Percival roll ATHLETICS
  842. [00:12:03 ][Dann-] Any sign of the Dratini?
  843. [00:12:18 ][Percival] 3d6 I actually have athletics
  844. [00:12:18 ][CritSenpai] I actually have athletics: 15 [3d6=6,5,4]
  845. [00:12:27 ][@castfromhp] Dann, you surface to find Sandy chipping away at a part of the cave with her trowel. Beside her is her Roggenrola, which is fiailing about as the Dratini tries to push it around and use it as a hiding spot.
  846. [00:12:35 ][@castfromhp] She doesn't seem to notice.
  847. [00:13:00 ][@Cocksy] You manage to force it off you, causing the Inkay to become visibly enraged!
  848. [00:13:13 ][@castfromhp] Adrienne, the Chinchou keeps nudging to toward the water. If you go ahead and let it nudge you into the pool, it hops in happily and hits its bulbs together, then strikes a heroic pose.
  849. [00:13:43 ]* Lucian smiles back and brushes his hand against its head. Can Corsola feel headrubs through their mineral shells? Did they even /have/ nerve endings there? Certainly reduced pain receptors would be a valuable boon in survival but that was discounting all of the benefits more able receptors might grant a species. Caught up in his thoughts as he mulls it over, he forgets to take his hand off he...
  850. [00:13:44 ]* Lucian ...continues patting the Pokemon.
  851. [00:14:33 ][Percival] "That's not working then huh? I mean I really don't want to come to this but I sort of need my arms and limbs!"
  852. [00:14:36 ]* Dann- chuckles at the site.
  853. [00:14:38 ]* Lucian looks sheepish when he finally catches himself, "Ah, I guess I got lost in my thoughts. Why don't you meet Roy. He's my best friend and I guess you can think of him as your...older brother on the team."
  854. [00:15:12 ]* Lucian pops open the ball containing Roy so the two Pokemon can interact.
  855. [00:15:33 ][@Cocksy] The inkay begins to glow an angry red, and rushes Percival!
  856. [00:15:33 ]* Percival sends out Fumu. "I sure wish I didn't need to, but... oh well."
  857. [00:15:54 ][@Cocksy] 1d20 peck on Fumu
  858. [00:15:54 ][CritSenpai] peck on Fumu: 8 [1d20=8]
  859. [00:16:08 ][Percival] (yep)
  860. [00:16:33 ][@Cocksy] 1d8+6+10
  861. [00:16:33 ][CritSenpai] 1d8+6+10: 18 [1d8=2]
  862. [00:16:43 ]* Adrienne figures it can't get worse after taking an extended dip, so she does follow the Chinchou into the pool. Well, her glasses might suffer a little. She takes a seat on the edge of the pool and stares at the Chinchou a bit, somewhat amused by its antics. "What are you doing?"
  863. [00:17:02 ][Dann-] On a whim, Dann searches around in his pack for the few confections that Adrienne made for him. He sits down with them and tries to gesture towards the Dratini while offering them.
  864. [00:17:41 ][Dann-] Sour and Dry option snacks
  865. [00:18:32 ]* Percival asks Fumu to focus all her energy into a Sweet Kiss on the Inkay. "Sorry again little fellow."
  866. [00:18:52 ][Percival] 1d20+2 ac 6
  867. [00:18:52 ][CritSenpai] ac 6: 21 [1d20=19]
  868. [00:19:07 ][@Cocksy] The inkay is confused!
  869. [00:19:11 ][@Cocksy] 1d20 confus
  870. [00:19:11 ][CritSenpai] confus: 20 [1d20=20]
  871. [00:19:18 ][@Cocksy] NO ITS NOT
  872. [00:19:34 ][@castfromhp] Adrienne, it bobs up and down in the water happily and flashes its bulbs in a pattern, then looks expectantly at your flashlight. Roll Poke Edu.
  873. [00:19:39 ][@Cocksy] It's rage at being denied whatever it wants cannot be quelled so simply!
  874. [00:19:43 ][Lucian] It faked you out
  875. [00:20:12 ][Adrienne] 4d6+1 AP
  876. [00:20:12 ][CritSenpai] AP: 13 [4d6=1,6,2,3]
  877. [00:20:18 ][@Cocksy] It lunges forward, still glowing an angry red, and jams each of its major tentacles into Fumu's eyes!
  878. [00:20:23 ][@Cocksy] 1d20 Foul Play
  879. [00:20:23 ][CritSenpai] Foul Play: 7 [1d20=7]
  880. [00:20:52 ][Percival] (yep)
  881. [00:20:54 ][@castfromhp] The Dratini approaches cautiously, sniffs at the confections, then takes a small bite from the dry food.
  882. [00:20:58 ][@Cocksy] 3d12+10+1
  883. [00:20:58 ][CritSenpai] 3d12+10+1: 26 [3d12=2,6,7]
  884. [00:20:58 ][Percival] (er wow she literally has 1 attack)
  885. [00:21:13 ][@Cocksy] (that coulda gone a lot worse)
  886. [00:21:40 ][Percival] (yeah)
  887. [00:21:48 ]* Dann- carefully moves the sour treats away and keeps his hand with the dry wafer still.
  888. [00:22:08 ][Dann-] "You can have more if you like it. Why are you so skittish anyway?"
  889. [00:22:09 ][@Cocksy] MEANWHILE, Roy circles cautiously but closely around the new Corsola, trying to get a read on it.
  890. [00:22:27 ][@castfromhp] Adrienne, you've read somewhere that Chinchou and Lanturn often communicate through light signals. Judging from its intial reaction and how it nudged you toward the water, you get the feeling it may have seen your flashlight and mistaken you for a Lanturn stuck out of water.
  891. [00:22:29 ][@Cocksy] The Corsola meanwhile, tries to smile at Roy, trying to keep up with him by spinning in place but can't quite manage to turn around so fast.
  892. [00:23:05 ][@Cocksy] Eventually Roy stops circling, letting the Corsola get a good look at him, and then it pats the Corsola gently on the head twice.
  893. [00:23:06 ][@castfromhp] a very weird Lanturn.
  894. [00:23:50 ]* Percival fully focuses Fumu and has her waggle her finger in the direction of Inkay!
  895. [00:23:53 ][Percival] !tick
  896. [00:23:53 ][CritSenpai] Tick tock tick tock!  Metronome! You used Wake-Up Slap!
  897. [00:24:02 ][Percival] 1d20+2
  898. [00:24:02 ][CritSenpai] 1d20+2: 6 [1d20=4]
  899. [00:24:26 ][@Cocksy] hits
  900. [00:24:33 ][Percival] 1d8+8+1
  901. [00:24:33 ][CritSenpai] 1d8+8+1: 16 [1d8=7]
  902. [00:24:34 ][@castfromhp] The Dratini looks up at your face, then chomps the rest of the snack and retreats behind Sandy's Roggenrola again.
  903. [00:24:53 ]* Lucian laughs, clapping his hands together happily. "I guess you guys are getting along, then," he says as he pats both of their heads.
  904. [00:25:24 ][@Cocksy] The Inkay begins crying, unable to believe someone would DARE raise a hand to it!
  905. [00:25:50 ]* Adrienne inhales, then exhales. "I'm not a Lanturn," she tells it. For fun, she fiddles around with her flashlight, changing up the beam, not quite sure how to send the message.
  906. [00:26:12 ]* Dann- chuckles, dusts the crums off of his hands and slowly stands up. He approaches Sandy and co., trying his best not to startle the Dratini further. "I think your Roggenrola has acquired an unwanted friend. What are you working on anyway, Sandy?"
  907. [00:26:21 ][@Cocksy] It immediately rushes out of the cavern, glowing a contentious purple and wailing in anger and indignation.
  908. [00:26:31 ]* Percival looks sad in its direction. "I really don't want to do that little guy. Just offering a snack before, not the loss of my bo oh"
  909. [00:26:38 ]* Dann- keeps an eye on the Dratini, but he's trying to let it calm down rather than continuing to harass it.
  910. [00:26:41 ]* Adrienne then gets the idea to send a morse code message spelling out "Not a Lanturn."
  911. [00:27:20 ]* Percival tries to follow the Inkay out. "Sorry!"
  912. [00:27:46 ][@castfromhp] The Chinchou stares at your flashlight, unable to make out a message from your random fiddling. It keeps alternatedly flashing lights at you and tapping at the flashlight for a while until it seems to understand you're not a funny looking whale.
  913. [00:27:55 ][Lucian] When the two Pokemon are done with introductions, Lucian returns Roy to his Pokeball and explains how he's going to do the same to Corsola.
  914. [00:29:41 ][@Cocksy] The inkay is deaf to your contrition! You should have just chopped off your arm like it wanted; why do you have to be so SELFISH?
  915. [00:29:44 ][@castfromhp] "Huh?" Sandy looks up from her work. "Oh, I thought I saw something in the middle of this salt crystal, and I was trying to dig it out." She stoops down and pets her Roggenrola, causing the Dratini to lay down very flat and try to shrink its profile as much as possible.
  916. [00:30:20 ][@Cocksy] The Corsola ... still doesn't really seem to understand all the MAGIC that keeps happening, but it smiles happily and expectantly at Lucian. :D
  917. [00:30:52 ][Lucian] "Well, at least as you're easy to please," he says as he taps a Pokeball on its head.
  918. [00:31:49 ][@castfromhp] Dann-, roll Poke Edu
  919. [00:32:04 ][Dann-] 4d6+1 PokeEdu+AP
  920. [00:32:04 ][CritSenpai] PokeEdu+AP: 15 [4d6=5,1,3,5]
  921. [00:32:04 ][Adrienne] "Hm..." Adrienne reaches out a hand to try and pet the Chinchou? She sets the flashlight down and with her free hand, retrieves some thankfully dry food. She takes a guess and comes up with some... Dry food. Maybe it'll like this?
  922. [00:32:15 ]* Percival still runs out after it.
  923. [00:32:48 ][@Cocksy] Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm
  924. [00:32:58 ]* Lucian is now known as Masterly
  925. [00:33:06 ][@castfromhp] From what you know of Dratini, they're a pretty elusive Pokemon and don't show themselves around people much - a lot of this because they tend to hang out places where people don't GO much. The fact it so readily curled up with the Roggenrola to hide suggests it may be more comfortable with other Pokemon though!
  926. [00:34:13 ]* Dann- considers which of his Pokemon would be most comforting to a skittish Dratini. He thinks that Winston is probably the most adorable, but given Dratini's weakness to Ice types, he settles on Kai.
  927. [00:34:28 ][@castfromhp] The Chinchou taps at your food and hops up for a sniff. It doesn't seem particularly interested or repulsed though.
  928. [00:35:22 ][Dann-] "Hey Kai, see if you can give this little guy a warm hello."
  929. [00:35:35 ][@Cocksy] 1d100
  930. [00:35:35 ][CritSenpai] 1d100: 70 [1d100=70]
  931. [00:35:48 ]* Adrienne goes through all the flavor profiles. May as well.
  932. [00:35:53 ][@Cocksy] Percival, you attempt to run after the Inkay!
  933. [00:36:21 ][@castfromhp] Kai pops out of the Poke Ball, and the Dratini immediately darts for the larger option of a hiding spot, putting the now rather confused fire fox between itself and you. Kai yips a couple times at it, and the Dratini seems to nod slowly and then peek out at you, Dann.
  934. [00:36:29 ][@Cocksy] This takes you down a narrow corridor in the caverns... and in your haste to pursue it, you lose your footing and slip! Roll Acrobatics!
  935. [00:37:07 ][Percival] 2d6
  936. [00:37:07 ][CritSenpai] 2d6: 10 [2d6=5,5]
  937. [00:37:34 ][@castfromhp] The Chinchou flashes its lights happily before hopping up into your lap and using its two bulbs to pick up your sweet food to eat.
  938. [00:37:39 ]* Dann- sits back down and waves gently at the Dratini. "Are you telling him terrible things about me, Kai?" He jokes with a smirk.
  939. [00:38:11 ][@castfromhp] Kai tilts his head and gives you an innocent look. He yips again, and the Dratini slowly slithers up to you.
  940. [00:39:31 ][@Cocksy] You take a tumble, and slide down a steep cavern wall! You manage to twist about and land gracefully though, which is good because this also means you avoid being impaled by the sharp rocks at the bottom of the precipice.
  941. [00:40:46 ]* Dann- holds out his hand gently, palm up, waiting for Dratini to make the next move.
  942. [00:41:34 ][Percival] "Hrrgh. I suppose I'm alive... The poor squid though..."
  943. [00:41:59 ]* Percival checks around for the Inkay.
  944. [00:42:57 ][Adrienne] "Sweets, huh?" Adrienne takes out one of her collection jars full of honey, and unscrews it, offering some of the treat to the Chinchou. "Want some?"
  945. [00:42:59 ][@castfromhp] The Dratini stares at you, still hesitant. It doesn't notice Kai backing up, then leaping forward to give it a small push. The Dratini jumps with surprise and ends up curling around your outstretched arm.
  946. [00:44:01 ][@castfromhp] The Chinchou slowly dips one of its bulbs into the honey jar, then starts licking off the sweet, viscous fluid, looking quite content.
  947. [00:44:11 ][@Cocksy] You look around, and see the Inkay floating above you, sneering down at you as it glows with a sickly green slight. It makes several clicking noises that you think are meant to be... laughter?
  948. [00:45:22 ]* Dann- stifles a laugh a tries not to flinch backwards at the sudden wrap around his arm. "See? That's not so bad, is it?" He attempts to gently stroke the Dratini along its slender body with his other hand.
  949. [00:45:30 ][@Cocksy] It then spins as it floats up, floating to another part of the cavern, leaving you lost and alone in a flooding underwater cave.
  950. [00:46:03 ][@castfromhp] You feel the Dratini stiffen and tense up as you stroke it, but after a few seconds, it relaxes.
  951. [00:46:16 ]* Cocksy is now known as Doxy
  952. [00:46:24 ][Dann-] "You haven't seen many humans before have you?"
  953. [00:46:45 ]* Adrienne pets the Chinchou again and sets the jar off to the side. "You're pretty cute," she says to it.
  954. [00:47:37 ][@castfromhp] The Dratini shakes its head, then slowly slithers down off your arm, looking you over with curiosity.
  955. [00:47:59 ]* Percival looks around. "...I guess he wasn't that upset, maybe the honey he might still want that. Now uh, I suppose I should try to climb back up then?"
  956. [00:48:18 ]* Percival feels around the wall.
  957. [00:49:06 ][@castfromhp] The Chinchou snuggles up to you at being complimented, then continues to dip into the honey.
  958. [00:49:22 ][Dann-] "We aren't so bad. A little weird looking sometimes, but we also know how to make tasty things, like that snack you tried."
  959. [00:50:03 ][Dann-] "You've probably lived here your whole life, I guess. Ever wonder what it's like outside?"
  960. [00:50:48 ][@castfromhp] The Dratini looks to the pool, then looks at Dann, then back to the pool. Pools are comforting and familiar. But new things are exciting! It looks at you again and slowly nods.
  961. [00:50:55 ][@Doxy] Percival, you feel and look around for an area of the wall that might let you climb up again, but unfortunately the precipice from which you fell is rather sheer and lacks handholds. There's a few other tunnels leading out of this area at least, so you're not completely stuck....
  962. [00:51:07 ][@Doxy] And that's when you hear the low growl.
  963. [00:51:54 ][Percival] "Er? Hello? Something there?"
  964. [00:52:15 ]* Percival tries to look for the source of the noise.
  965. [00:53:04 ]* Dann- carefully begins reaching for a basic ball. "Well, I know you only just met me, but I promise that I'll show you all kinds of exciting things. Kai can back me up here." He grins at Kai and then glances at the pool. "There are pools outside too, so I'm sure we can still spend some time in those as well."
  966. [00:53:27 ]* Dann- holds out the new ball. "Think you want to come with us?"
  967. [00:54:16 ][Adrienne] "Hmmm... Hey, wanna come with me?" She holds up a pokeball. "I've got more food," she promises.
  968. [00:55:34 ][@castfromhp] The Dratini looks hesitant still, flicking its head between its familiar pool, you, and Kai. Eventually, it ascents, approaching slowly to let you bop it with the ball.
  969. [00:55:50 ]* Percival walks in the direction of the noise.
  970. [00:56:26 ][@castfromhp] The Chinchou happily dips into the honey again, takes a big mouthful of it, then happy taps the ball with its other bulb, letting itself get sucked in!
  971. [00:56:39 ]* Dann- bops it gently.
  972. [00:57:01 ][@castfromhp] Vwoop! The Dratini's sucked in.
  973. [00:57:19 ][@Doxy] Percival, you walk a little further and turn a corner, to see a large pool of seawater. Something breaks the surface of the water, and a large Gyarados begins to raise itself slowly out of the salty pool, staring at you with cold hatred in its eyes. It seems the Inkay may have led you into its lair. Gulp.
  974. [00:57:33 ][Adrienne] "... I did not expect that at all."
  975. [00:57:39 ][@Doxy] And </session>!
  976. [00:57:45 ]* Dann- gives a contented sigh. He looks up at Kai, "Thanks buddy. I'm sure our new friend will have a great time with us."
  977. [00:58:07 ][@Doxy] Next time, in Sleepless In Sequoia: How many bites does it take to get to the center of Percival!
  978. [00:58:17 ][Dann-] Do we hear a roar or something ominious?
  979. [00:58:21 ][Dann-] *ominous
  980. [00:58:27 ][Percival] "Oh god what why."
  981. [00:58:50 ][@Doxy] not yet Dann
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