Sequoia Session 1

castfromhp Jul 14th, 2015 302 Never
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  1. [20:46:45 ][castfromhp] It's August 15th, just before noon, as you all take your first steps onto the main train station in St. Cascara. It's been a long ride, longer for some of you, crammed together with wide-eyed students heading to the start of their university days. You have the same destination, but your purpose is rather different: as hand-picked assistants to the esteemed Professor Benedict.
  2. [20:46:45 ][castfromhp] The doors shut behind you, and the train rushes off to its next destination, leaving you alone amidst the bustle of students and other passengers making their way into the city from this too-small station serving the quiet city. Luckily, the good prof hasn't left you entirely high and dry here; you have a small packet with the address for the Benedict Laboratory and photos and names of your fellow successful applicants, amon
  3. [20:46:45 ][castfromhp] g other essential info.
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  8. [20:49:53 ]* Dann- stretches his arms and looks around as the majority of the crowd moves away.
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  10. [20:51:39 ][Percival] Well somehow he's managed to find the most crowded train for this time of day. Atleast that's over with now.
  11. [20:52:02 ]* Percival reads over his information packet whilst looking around.
  12. [20:52:56 ]* Lucian is a tall, dark haired young man in comfortable but fashionable argyle cardigan. Despite being crammed into the train with the rest of the overeager students to be, the look on his face is rather contented and calm. He leans onto the entrance railing, a bagel hanging from his jaw as he scans through the packet.
  13. [20:53:34 ]* Dann- slips his backpack off of his shoulder and rummages through it for his packet.
  14. [20:54:28 ][Percival] Right, right the fellows and lady are to go towards the professor, a rather fine selection of others.
  15. [20:54:57 ][Lucian] He leafs through the important documents quickly but thoroughly and before long, slides it back into the manilla envelope it came in and slips it back into his messenger bag. He looks up just in time to meet Percival's gaze and gives him a friendly smile.
  16. [20:55:41 ][Percival] Ah hello there! You appear to be... Lucian if this picture is correct.
  17. [20:55:46 ][Lucian] He slips a hand above the crowd, an easy enough task for someone of his height, and gestures for the other boy to come with him toward the end of the train.
  18. [20:56:08 ][Adrienne] As Adrienne steps off and to the side, she consults the small packet to refresh herself on what the others looked like--she'd be spending time with them, so she figured she might as well get the first meeting over with. Once she's familiarised herself, she begins looking around for the others. She's not overly hard to spot with her red hair.
  19. [20:56:09 ]* Adrienne spots Dann first, and walks up to him, tapping him on the shoulder.
  20. [20:56:19 ]* Dann- scratches his head with one hand, applying a thin coat of dirt to his blue hair. After removing several rocks and dirt covered implements from his bag, he finally retrieves the small packet of papers. He stands up with a look of triumph.
  21. [20:56:30 ]* Percival goes towards whom he presumes as Lucian.
  22. [20:56:41 ][Dann-] "Oh!"
  23. [20:56:54 ]* Dann- whirls about as he feels someone tap him.
  24. [20:57:11 ][Dann-] "Sorry! Didn't see you there. I was looking for my packet, heh."
  25. [20:57:26 ][Percival] On the same train eh? That's rather fortunete. It's good to meet you.
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  27. [20:57:37 ]* Percival extends a hand.
  28. [20:58:04 ][Dann-] "Anyway, hello! My name's Dann. I-"
  29. [20:58:09 ][Lucian] When he sees the other aide has gotten his message he leads the way, keeping his arm above the crowd for Percival to follow. When they're in a slightly wider place he stops and takes the preferred hand.
  30. [20:58:12 ][Lucian] offered*
  31. [20:58:16 ]* Dann- flips through his packet quickly.
  32. [20:58:27 ][castfromhp] As y'all flip through your info packets and discover one another, the crowd slowly thins, funneling into the main lobby of the train station. Despite the sleek and modern look of the station's interior, it clearly isn't suited to handling this many people at a time, and the start of the academic term is probably one of the few times of the year the station is taxed this way.
  33. [20:58:28 ][Dann-] "-assume you must be Adrienne?"
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  35. [20:58:38 ]* Percival shakes it.
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  37. [20:59:16 ][Percival] "It's a pleasure to meet a fellow such as yourself, your height does help with finding you.
  38. [20:59:17 ][Lucian] "It's nice to meet you. My name is Lucian and you must be Percy, right?"
  39. [20:59:33 ]* Adrienne nods. "And you're Dann."
  40. [20:59:38 ]* Dann- extends a hand to Adrienne, only to realize it is covered with dirt from inside his bag. He hastily brushes it off on three different areas of clothing and then offers his hand again.
  41. [20:59:42 ][Adrienne] "Um, I guess we should find the other two?"
  42. [20:59:55 ][Percival] "Yes, I am Percival. I sure hope we will work together well."
  43. [21:00:29 ]* Adrienne takes the offered hand and gives it a quick shake.
  44. [21:00:47 ]* Lucian smiles softly, "No need to be so formal. If we're going to be working together let's keep it a little light, yeah?"
  45. [21:01:02 ][Dann-] "Yeah, I suppose we should find the others."
  46. [21:01:29 ][Lucian] "No hope necessary. If the Professor picked you I'm sure we'll work together just fine."
  47. [21:02:12 ]* Dann- looks around for a moment, before spying two figures a little further away from the station. He glances at his packet and then points towards them so that Adrienne can see.
  48. [21:02:20 ][Percival] "Right, I doubt there would be conflicts between his choices. There's two others here then probably."
  49. [21:02:39 ][Dann-] "That's them, I expect."
  50. [21:03:24 ]* Dann- walks towards the other pair.
  51. [21:03:25 ]* Adrienne nods and heads over first, weaving through the thinning crowd to get to the other two.
  52. [21:04:02 ]* Dann- promptly whirls about, realizing that his backpack is still on the ground. He quickly shoves everything back inside, shoulders it, and follows Adrienne.
  53. [21:04:56 ]* Lucian waves at them when he sees the other two come closer, taking another bite of his bagel and shifts over to make room for them.
  54. [21:05:09 ][Percival] "Oh, might that be them? The pair there ducking in and out of the crowd."
  55. [21:06:18 ]* Percival waves them over in his particular direction.
  56. [21:06:36 ]* Dann- waves back. As he is about to make it out of the crowd and into the clearing, an object falls off of his back and hits the ground with a loud clang.
  57. [21:07:40 ][Percival] "Hm? That can't be a good sound, a large clanging sound."
  58. [21:07:40 ]* Dann- sighs, turns around, and retrieves the metallic offender. As he turns back around and joins the others, it becomes clear that the object is a shovel.
  59. [21:07:49 ]* Adrienne spots the two and catches up fairly quickly, ignoring Dann's apparently horrible sense of item packing. Consulting the packet, she identifies the other boys. "Lucian," she looks at him. "And Percival," she looks at him. "Right?"
  60. [21:08:44 ]* Dann- inspects his shovel, Percival's words having reminded him that it might have been damaged. Seeing no such damage, he looks up at the other sheepishly.
  61. [21:08:48 ][Percival] "Yep, that would be me. You alright over there bud?"
  62. [21:09:01 ][castfromhp] One of the train station workers, a portly middle-aged man, gives Dann an odd look at hearing the shovel clatter to the ground but says nothing, merely sighing. Must be used to all sorts of types when the professor's new aides come in.
  63. [21:09:46 ][Dann-] "Yeah, I'm all right, thanks. I tried to rig up a kind of harness over my back to, uh, sheath my shovel, I guess?"
  64. [21:10:09 ]* Lucian looks doubtful, "Are you sure you'll be needing uh...half of that stuff?"
  65. [21:10:41 ][Percival] "To protect it then, hm. It'll probably be of some use if we need to dig up anything atleast."
  66. [21:10:42 ]* Dann- turns around to show them the harness. A moment later, he realizes his backpack is still on and removes it, revealing a terrible contraption made of ropes and leather.
  67. [21:11:23 ][Dann-] "I honestly had no idea what we'd need. I know the packet said a bit about it, but I figured I'd try to be prepared"
  68. [21:11:37 ][Adrienne] "I'm Adrienne," she supplies, just in general to Lucian and Percival. She stows away the little packet into a side pocket of her luggage and sort of waits there.
  69. [21:12:07 ]* Lucian chuckles, "Not a talkative sort, are you?"
  70. [21:12:31 ][Percival] "I practically ran right off, I didn't pack too heavily. I figured most of what we might need we could get as we go on anyway."
  71. [21:13:07 ][Percival] "Surely not shy, a bit more thoughtful in speech maybe."
  72. [21:13:32 ]* Adrienne shakes her head, and then shrugs. "Something like that."
  73. [21:13:35 ][Dann-] "Probably true. The harness is less to protect it and more to give me an easy way to access it, if needed. My trusty shovel has come in handy on many occasions. And not just digging, either."
  74. [21:14:08 ][Lucian] "Well, we're going to the laboratory where we'll presumably be getting a primer on our duties to come and some basic supplies, to start."
  75. [21:14:17 ]* Dann- gives Percival a wink after mentioning the versatility of his shovel.
  76. [21:14:18 ][Percival] "Hitting people with it for example?"
  77. [21:14:39 ]* Dann- looks slightly insulted.
  78. [21:14:45 ][Lucian] "So try not to stress out about what you have and don't have just yet."
  79. [21:14:47 ][Dann-] "Well I'd never hit a person, if that's what you mean!"
  80. [21:14:52 ][Percival] "No not for fun, in case you were being robbed."
  81. [21:15:11 ]* Dann- ponders on that correction.
  82. [21:15:34 ][Dann-] "Hm, I suppose I never thought of that. But it maybe would be useful for that. See, you're already proving me right!"
  83. [21:15:45 ]* Dann- grins.
  84. [21:15:53 ][castfromhp] At this point, the low rumble of suitcase wheels on the ground has largely faded, and a few customers are trickling in, waiting to catch the next train out of town for whatever purpose. Some of them remind you of your companions on the trip here, probably students off to other towns. Others are older, perhaps going on business trips. Either way, most of the passengers from your incoming train have cleared out into the city.
  85. [21:16:32 ][Lucian] Is this our stop?
  86. [21:16:42 ]* Percival examines the packet once more
  87. [21:16:57 ][Dann-] "Oh! My name's Dann, by the way. Lucian and Percival, I presume?"
  88. [21:17:22 ][Percival] "Yes I believe so. Say is there a time the professor needed us by?"
  89. [21:17:25 ]* Dann- extends his slightly less dirt covered hand. Not towards one or the other, but sort of between them.
  90. [21:17:42 ][Adrienne] "Let's go, we shouldn't keep the professor waiting."
  91. [21:17:45 ]* Lucian sidles up to Adrienne, and crosses his arms to wait as well. He doesn't address so much as he speaks out loud, "Did the packet say whether he'd be picking us up or should we head over to the lab?"
  92. [21:18:07 ][castfromhp] Your packet indicates you're supposed to be at the lab by 12:45. Given the address and map supplied, it's a pretty quick walk there, but there's not quite enough time to stop for lunch or much sightseeing.
  93. [21:18:47 ][Adrienne] "Erm, we're supposed to be heading over."
  94. [21:18:52 ]* Percival shakes half of the arm.
  95. [21:19:01 ][Percival] "Swell to meet you."
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  97. [21:19:13 ][Percival] "Likely he's expecting us yeah."
  98. [21:19:32 ][Dann-] "And you as well! I suppose my explanations and poor packing are keeping us. Shall we head on over?"
  99. [21:19:56 ][Lucian] "Lead the way."
  100. [21:20:00 ][Percival] "We should indeed."
  101. [21:20:09 ]* Adrienne leaves first, sine it looked like everyone else was prepared to go.
  102. [21:20:18 ]* Percival goes towards the professor's lab.
  103. [21:21:08 ]* Dann- briefly ponders 'sheathing' his shovel, but thinks better of it, and carries it as he follows the pack.
  104. [21:22:03 ][castfromhp] You stroll out of the station and are met by a gentle summer breeze. Before you lies St. Cascara, a quiet but industrious city. It's not quite as tightly packed as an urban metropolis here, but you can see a mix of mom and pop stores and the usual chains, like the Hungry Garchomp restaurants across the region.
  105. [21:22:10 ][castfromhp] St. Cascara town BGM:
  106. [21:23:55 ][Dann-] "I'll follow you Adrienne. I've never been too great at navigating cities."
  107. [21:24:25 ][Lucian] Still mostly full on his bagel from earlier, Lucian is content with just looking around the lively scenery. "Well, it's nothing like Dahlia but Cascara's got its own kind of charm."
  108. [21:25:26 ][Percival] "Yeah I'm not rally needing food for now atleast, I ate before leaving at the very least."
  109. [21:25:51 ][castfromhp] Your walk towards the campus is fairly uneventful at first. However, as you get deeper into the town, a sight mars the amiable landscape before you. One of the roads leading to what appears to be the town plaza seems to be closed off, with a construction crew setting up barriers. A trickle of water down the sidewalk gives a hint of what mishaps must've happened.
  110. [21:26:05 ][Percival] "It's a bit more busy than what I've seen at the least."
  111. [21:26:40 ][Dann-] "Wonder what happened there."
  112. [21:26:51 ][castfromhp] A Drifloon floats by, carrying a package, and is received by one of the construction workers. It flits off happily, waving one of its heart-shaped "hands" at the worker before leaving.
  113. [21:27:00 ]* Dann- tries to get a peek past the crew and barricades.
  114. [21:27:44 ]* Adrienne purses her lips in a frown. Well, it's not like there's only one way to get somewhere, she attempts to find someone nearby who looked like they belonged here and wasn't surrently busy.
  115. [21:28:18 ][Dann-] "Is this the road we wanted to take?"
  116. [21:28:24 ]* Dann- asks worriedly.
  117. [21:28:33 ][Percival] "Huh, this must've been fairly recent, we didn't get these directions so long ago."
  118. [21:28:39 ][castfromhp] It's hard to get a good luck, but there's a good deal of flooding in the plaza, likely stemming from the fountain you can make out at the center of the commotion. Luckily for you, the quickest path to the lab is down another street.
  119. [21:29:08 ]* Lucian lingers near the plaza, straining his ears for information.
  120. [21:29:14 ][Lucian] 3d6+1 Perception
  121. [21:29:14 ][CritSenpai] Perception: 13 [3d6=2,5,5]
  122. [21:31:35 ][Dann-] 2d6 Perception
  123. [21:31:35 ][CritSenpai] Perception: 7 [2d6=2,5]
  124. [21:32:10 ][Percival] 3d6 Perception
  125. [21:32:10 ][CritSenpai] Perception: 13 [3d6=5,3,5]
  126. [21:32:57 ][castfromhp] You overhear some chatter between some workers watching the perimeter. "You mean I got called off break cause some dumbass stuffed something in the fountain? And you've been at this trying to get it out how long?!" They don't sound very happy with the situation.
  127. [21:33:54 ]* Lucian cringes, only imagining the kind of work they'd have to do as a result of some kind of prank. In any case, with his curiosity sated he departs and continues toward the lab.
  128. [21:34:14 ]* Dann- shrugs, and turns to follow.
  129. [21:34:30 ]* Adrienne frankly wasn't that interested in the trouble at the plaza, she waits a little bit for the others to move on before she does.
  130. [21:35:02 ][castfromhp] There's also a loud "SQUARK!" noise coming from further in the plaza, and one of the workers you were listening in on runs off with a grumble.
  131. [21:35:35 ]* Dann- stops abruptly, and looks back at the road.
  132. [21:35:42 ][Dann-] "Did you guys hear that?"
  133. [21:35:51 ]* Lucian stops in his tracks at the sound however and turns around to get a better look at the situation. "I did. And I'm going to check it out."
  134. [21:35:55 ]* Percival turns to leave then spins right back towards the noise.
  135. [21:36:07 ][Percival] "Now what sort of creature is that?"
  136. [21:36:20 ]* Lucian pats at the medical kit tucked away in his bag and sprints toward the plaza.
  137. [21:36:56 ]* Dann- notices Lucian's abrupt change in speed, and begins running to catch up.
  138. [21:38:30 ]* Percival goes towards the sound.
  139. [21:38:46 ]* Adrienne looks exasparated as everyone runs off. Keeping a few extremely rude words to herself, she reluctantly follows the three stooges. She did not want to have to explain "I left the others behind because they had to check out an accident and I didn't want to bother."
  140. [21:38:52 ][castfromhp] You turn around in time to catch a large brown shape jetting up to one of the plaza roofs in the distance and hopping away with a "KWEH!" Below, one of the workers is brushing a mess of feathers off of himself as his fellows laugh and point.
  141. [21:39:23 ][Lucian] 3d6+1 Poke Edu?
  142. [21:39:23 ][CritSenpai] Poke Edu?: 6 [3d6=1,2,2]
  143. [21:39:28 ][Lucian] lol
  144. [21:39:33 ][Dann-] 4d6 Poke Edu
  145. [21:39:33 ][CritSenpai] Poke Edu: 9 [4d6=3,2,2,2]
  146. [21:40:02 ][castfromhp] You're pretty sure birds have feathers, Lucian. Must be a bird.
  147. [21:40:30 ][@Doxy] Dann knows dinosaurs also have feathers. Coincidence? HMM
  148. [21:40:56 ][Adrienne] 3d6 PokeEdu
  149. [21:40:56 ][CritSenpai] PokeEdu: 13 [3d6=1,6,6]
  150. [21:41:44 ][Percival] 3d6 Poke Edu
  151. [21:41:44 ][CritSenpai] Poke Edu: 10 [3d6=5,3,2]
  152. [21:42:48 ][@Doxy] Adrienne and Percival recognize the fluffy brown down of a Doduo or Dodrio, along with the strong high-pitched call from earlier.
  153. [21:43:08 ][@Doxy] Adrienne also recognizes the time; you only have a few minutes to get to the lab if you want to be on time.
  154. [21:43:20 ][Percival] "What was that even doing in the fountain!"
  155. [21:44:09 ][Lucian] "Some kind of new form of Poketerrorism?"
  156. [21:44:09 ][Adrienne] "Um, excuse me everyone," she calls for their attention. "We're almost late; we need to get a move on."
  157. [21:44:37 ][Percival] "Right we gotta run then."
  158. [21:44:55 ]* Percival dashes towards the other street.
  159. [21:44:58 ]* Lucian looks at the man bowled over by the bird and turns back to Adrienne, "You go on ahead. I'm going to see if he's alright."
  160. [21:45:06 ]* Dann- looks at the workers, and seeing that they seem fine, nods at his companions and heads back.
  161. [21:45:06 ][Lucian] "I'll be with you shortly."
  162. [21:46:29 ][Adrienne] "He'll be fine," she insists hotly. "You have an appointment to keep."
  163. [21:47:02 ]* Lucian ducks in past the construction signs to do a quick check up on the knocked over man.
  164. [21:48:13 ][castfromhp] Those of you who start rushing off to the campus find it is a relatively quick jog away. The clusters of shops and diners thin out until you reach a sprawling campus. It's rather beautiful sight, with more greenery than the rest of the town you've seen thus far, but the mishmash of architectural styles is jarring, with Gothic alongside Bauhaus.
  165. [21:48:28 ][@Doxy] Lucian; the man does seem to be fine, if slightly annoyed and embarassed. His co-workers are still laughing at his failed attempt to tackle the doduo. One of them turns to look at you as you dip past the signs. "Hey kid, back on the road. We're dealing with an issue over here, alright?"
  166. [21:48:47 ]* Adrienne rolls her eyes and just takes off to the campus, trying to put a move on since she stopped to deal with idiot.
  167. [21:50:07 ][Dann-] "Wow! These buildings certainly seem more interesting than most."
  168. [21:50:11 ][castfromhp] This has the fortunate side effect of making the Benedict Labs easy to find - it's practically a box of glass at the side you can see, covered with many windows that reflect the campus around it.
  169. [21:50:27 ]* Dann- says, not realizing the panic attack this would give to an architect.
  170. [21:51:05 ][castfromhp] Under the box of glass, at ground level, are several columns surrounding an entrance-way. IT's certainly one of the more modern looking buildings on campus.
  171. [21:51:20 ][Dann-] "I guess that's it."
  172. [21:51:27 ]* Adrienne gives all the greenery an appreciative look, and continues on to the labs, still running and convinced she'd be late if she didn't.
  173. [21:51:31 ]* Dann- nods towards the box of glass.
  174. [21:51:46 ][Percival] "Hopefully we aren't too late."
  175. [21:51:48 ]* Lucian smiles anyway, "I can see that. I just wanted to see if you were alright." It was easy to overlook injuries, especially when friends were all around to make you self conscious about it. A few minutes wouldn't hurt him, much.
  176. [21:51:53 ][Lucian] 4d6+1 Medicine Edu
  177. [21:51:53 ][CritSenpai] Medicine Edu: 13 [4d6=5,3,3,1]
  178. [21:52:35 ]* Dann- shoulders his shovel, and begins leisurely walking towards the lab. He glances back frequently, hoping to see Lucian come around the corner.
  179. [21:52:53 ][castfromhp] As you approach, you see the front door propped open, and a young woman with messy brown hair wearing a disheveled lab coat waves tiredly in your direction. You notice a fancy keycard reader and other electronics built into the door, but they seem to be inactive.
  180. [21:53:20 ][@Doxy] "Who? Me?" Asks the worker that got knocked down. "Eh it's nothin', just a scrape." Lucian does in fact see a nasty elbow scrape, the kind that gets infected easily.
  181. [21:54:33 ]* Lucian ignores him and fishes out his medical kit, "Come off it. A scrape like that'll get infected if you don't get it washed. You don't know where that Pokemon has been and you don't know what kind of mess the fountain is."
  182. [21:54:34 ]* Dann- makes it about halfway to the lab, before he stops and turns to wait for Lucian.
  183. [21:55:08 ]* Lucian smiles again, "Just a few minutes and then you can get back to your work. Please?"
  184. [21:55:10 ][Lucian] 3d6 Charm
  185. [21:55:10 ][CritSenpai] Charm: 9 [3d6=1,4,4]
  186. [21:55:41 ][Lucian] "It'll give me peace of mind if the men and women keeping the cities flourishing were in good health."
  187. [21:56:20 ][@Doxy] "Geez, alright, but only if you tone it down a notch."
  188. [21:57:36 ]* Adrienne arrives, somewhat out of breath but not significantly worse off. "Hello, Miss...?" She looks surprised to see the woman there.
  189. [21:57:40 ]* Lucian laughs out loud as he gets out his things to disinfect and bind the wound, "Sorry but no can do. I can't 'take it down a notch' when somebody's health is on the line."
  190. [21:58:09 ][Lucian] "Wouldn't be very good at my job if I didn't take it seriously, no?"
  191. [22:00:01 ][@Doxy] The worker grunts as you disinfect the wound, and wrap it. "You're a little young to be a doctor, ain't ya?"
  192. [22:00:18 ][@Doxy] Patching him up doesn't take long, and he stands up, flexing his arm after you're finished.
  193. [22:01:30 ]* Lucian responds to him absentmindedly as he finishes up, "It's never too early to do something good for the world, whether it's learning and practicing medicine or working on public projects like yourself."
  194. [22:01:52 ][Lucian] "Now if you'll excuse me, there was somewhere I needed to be...5 minutes ago. Haha, oh well."
  195. [22:02:04 ][castfromhp] The woman looks over those of you at the lab and scratches her head. "Ema Blintz, guess you could say I'm Benedict's keeper. Weren't there 'sposed to be four of you? We put in the little photos so you could find each other once you arrived."
  196. [22:03:51 ][Percival] "Yep there are supposed to be four, two of them are back behind dressing a worker's wounds, he got attacked by a fluffy Dodou I believe."
  197. [22:04:24 ][Adrienne] "Lucian stayed behind for something," she frowns slightly. "He'll be here soon."
  198. [22:05:15 ][@Doxy] You only have to wait a few minutes before Dann and Lucian come running up, after Lucian finally catches up.
  199. [22:05:23 ]* Lucian sprints all the way to the lab, calling out for the worker to "Take care" before he's completely out of sight.
  200. [22:05:46 ][Dann-] "What were you doing back there anyway?" Dann says quietly to Lucian as they come to a halt at the lab.
  201. [22:05:58 ][castfromhp] "How unfortunate." She says drolly. "Might as well get you two checked in then. Sorry, normally you'd get to buzz in with that-" she jerks her head towards the keycard reader and buzzer "- but there's a brownout on campus right now."
  202. [22:06:55 ][Percival] "Why'd it happen?"
  203. [22:06:57 ]* Lucian is huffing and puffing when he's finally joined with Dann but explains himself as best he can, "The worker got a pretty bad scrape. It could have been infected and he didn't seem the type to be diligent about washing it or going to the doctor."
  204. [22:07:16 ][Lucian] "And you know what they say, a stitch in time save's nine."
  205. [22:07:18 ][castfromhp] "Okay, official business, before I can let you in or give you anything, I have to make sure I have the right people. Just red tape, you know? Can I see your trainer IDs?"
  206. [22:08:09 ][Dann-] "Huh, didn't realize scrapes were so risky. I've had quite a few myself on digs. Good on you for helping out though." He replies, smiling.
  207. [22:08:15 ]* Adrienne digs out her ID and hands it over.
  208. [22:08:34 ][Percival] "I suppose treating wounds is better early, I just didn't want to be late."
  209. [22:08:40 ]* Percival shows Ema his trainer ID.
  210. [22:08:56 ][Lucian] "They aren't all risky. But if you can do something to help somebody, you should. Even if it inconveniences you. But that's on me."
  211. [22:09:17 ]* Dann- sighs, realizing that he probably buried his ID earlier. After a couple minutes of rummaging, he withdraws the dusty ID and hands it to Ema.
  212. [22:09:46 ]* Lucian catches up further inside and flips open his wallet, flashing his medical certification as well as his trainer ID.
  213. [22:10:02 ][castfromhp] At this point Ema stands up on her tip toes and looks above and behind you. "Oh I guess that guy sprinting our way is our last straggler, huh?"
  214. [22:10:10 ][Dann-] "I agree with you." He comments to Lucian. "I just didn't notice that he'd been scraped. I should pay more attention."
  215. [22:10:28 ][Lucian] "You do you man, I'll do me."
  216. [22:11:49 ][Dann-] "Fair enough."
  217. [22:12:26 ][Percival] "I wish I could've been more help but, you seem to certainly be far more qualified."
  218. [22:12:54 ][Lucian] "Aw it's nothing. Anybody could have done the same with a little bit of studying."
  219. [22:13:59 ][castfromhp] Ema takes your IDs and barely glances over them before pulling out a smartphone with a small device attached, swiping them through it like credit cards. "Alright, you're all authorized to download the official Pokedex app and are registered members of the Benedict Pokemon Research Laboratory. Whoo." She raises a hand in lazy celebration, then hands back your Trainer IDs.
  220. [22:15:08 ]* Lucian offers a hand in spite of her lack of spirits, "It's a pleasure to work with you, in any case."
  221. [22:15:15 ][castfromhp] "Just pull out your phones and you can start the download. Come on in, I'll get you your goodie bags." She pulls out a large flashlight and flicks it on as she guides you into the darkened lab building.
  222. [22:15:39 ]* castfromhp moves the flashlight to the other hand and shakes Lucian's hand. "Oh I'm sure you'll have a lovely time."
  223. [22:15:42 ][castfromhp] er
  224. [22:15:47 ][castfromhp] Blinz does that
  225. [22:15:50 ]* Percival takes his ID and whips out a phone.
  226. [22:15:51 ]* Dann- whips his phone out of his pocket, and fumbles with it to try to get the download going.
  227. [22:16:31 ]* Adrienne takes the ID back and pockets it, then takes out her phone and begins the download while she follows Miss Blintz.
  228. [22:16:41 ][castfromhp] As you get your download going you notice this version of the app licensed to Benedict Labs just has a cartoonized version of the professor's head as its icon.
  229. [22:17:56 ][Dann-] "Aha!" Dann says aloud, once he gets the download going. He quickly covers his mouth in embarassment after.
  230. [22:18:23 ][Percival] "I suppose he doesn't mind the app using his likeness."
  231. [22:18:26 ]* Lucian only smiles good-naturedly at the outburst but is otherwise silent as he waits for the download to complete.
  232. [22:20:14 ][castfromhp] Blintz gives a reserved sigh as she glances toward the elevator, then leads y'all to a staircase to the side. "We're on the 10th floor, unfortunately. The prof likes the view up there." She stoops down and picks up four small bags sitting at the base of the stairs. Just like she said, they basically look like party goodie bags, with the same portrait of Professor Benedict printed on the front. "Here you go. It's not much, bu
  233. [22:20:14 ][castfromhp] t it'll get you started." She says with a yawn.
  234. [22:20:43 ][castfromhp] Inside, you find 5 Basic Balls and 3 Potions!
  235. [22:21:06 ][castfromhp] She starts halfway up the first flight of stairs, then waits for you to take and inspect your bags before continuing.
  236. [22:21:34 ]* Lucian takes the bag and is grateful that he packed light, stuffing the items into his own bag.
  237. [22:22:22 ]* Dann- eagerly inspects the contents of the bag, before cramming it into his backpack as best he can.
  238. [22:22:46 ]* Adrienne looks at the bag itself like it was super weird, but takes the time to put it into her luggage bag while on the go. The contents were perfectly good, though.
  239. [22:23:05 ]* Percival examines the back himself first before taking the contents himself.
  240. [22:24:00 ][castfromhp] The view is indeed nice as you start to climb the stairs - there's a window facing outwards making the long climb up jus a bit less dull, at least. As you get closer and closer to the top, you start hearing loud bangs, clangs and other noises of commotion coming from above.
  241. [22:24:31 ][castfromhp] Blintz takes the stairs at a lacksadaisical pace, slowing down near the top, as if she doesn't want to return.
  242. [22:25:17 ][Adrienne] "Is that normal?"
  243. [22:25:38 ]* Dann- cocks an eyebrow.
  244. [22:26:01 ][zoofman] On the tenth floor is a small hallway with a rest room and the elevator entrances.  There's another glass wall and door with a keycard scanner here, though for now there's a door stopper in the door due to the power outage.  Behind it is a nice reception area with a welcome desk, a cozy room with chairs, couches, and bookshelves along the wall.  There's a television on the wall and two doorways.  One door, to your left,
  245. [22:26:01 ][zoofman] is clearly labeled as the Professor's Office.  The door along the far wall is unmarked, and its door is ajar
  246. [22:26:12 ]* zoofman is now known as Professor_Benedict
  247. [22:26:29 ][castfromhp] Blintz just responds with a "hmmm" to Adrienne's question as she continues.
  248. [22:26:42 ][Professor_Benedict] "Goodness gracious hold still you spawn of space hell!" You hear from within.
  249. [22:27:59 ]* Dann- follows quickly, intrigued at the commotion.
  250. [22:28:15 ]* Adrienne looks a little concerned, but doesn't voice her thoughts. "Strange" was only the beginning.
  251. [22:28:26 ][Percival] "Huh.... I hope he isn't having trouble in there."
  252. [22:28:30 ]* Lucian pushes forward to get a look at whatever seems to be the commotion.
  253. [22:29:13 ][castfromhp] "I'll just..." Blintz takes her seat at the welcome desk and waves you all towards the Professor's door. It's almost like a shooing motion, really. She spins in her chair and pulls out a piece of candy from the jar on the desk.
  254. [22:29:40 ]* Dann- moves to open the door, if no one has beaten him to it.
  255. [22:29:47 ][Professor_Benedict] The rear door swings open to reveal what looks more like you'd expect a lab to, Lucian.  Glossy metal tables and counters, tiled floor, incomprehensibly complicated devices scattered throughout the room - some with giant apples suspended in water.
  256. [22:30:23 ]* Percival checks what's inside the door.
  257. [22:30:48 ][Professor_Benedict] A man has his back to you, working over a mud sink; he's got a lab coat on and two rubber gloves, and a hose in one hand.  "How did you get it in -there-!?"
  258. [22:31:04 ]* Adrienne is at the back of the group, letting the others lead for now.
  259. [22:31:39 ]* Lucian approaches from behind, no hesitation in his step as he tries to get a better look at what the professor is working on.
  260. [22:34:16 ]* Percival gets a bit closer to the aforementioned sink.
  261. [22:34:20 ][Lucian] "Do you need any help, sir?"
  262. [22:35:16 ][Professor_Benedict] Far as you can tell, he's hosing down a disobedient Spheal.  "What a peachy start of term, hrmph."  He says to himself.  As you get closer he finally notices there's others in the room.  The man looks much as you've seen on television, and the internet; well into his years, but still fit and trim.  "Oh!  Ya'll must be the new aides.  Sorry bout all this, lost track of time due to this...predicament."
  263. [22:35:45 ][Professor_Benedict] He turns off the faucet and lets the Spheal float around in the sink on its own accord, now focused on you all.
  264. [22:35:53 ][Percival] "Oh we are yes, is the Spheal there yours?"
  265. [22:36:18 ]* Dann- flips out his smartphone and attempts to use the new Pokedex.
  266. [22:36:33 ]* Lucian turns his attention away from the basin and instead snaps back to Benedict, flashing him his winningest smile.
  267. [22:36:35 ][Lucian] 3d6 Charm
  268. [22:36:35 ][CritSenpai] Charm: 6 [3d6=1,3,2]
  269. [22:36:38 ][Lucian] lol
  270. [22:37:23 ]* Adrienne takes a step around to get a better look at the professor. "Hello," she greets him.
  271. [22:37:35 ][Professor_Benedict] "Could say that - its one of our test specimens.  We had ah, bit of a mishap this mornin'.  Power outage let a few of em get loose."  He sighs and takes the rubber gloves off,  "Don't wanna -know- where I found this one," he says with a shudder.
  272. [22:38:08 ][Percival] "I see... Do you need some help getting them back?"
  273. [22:38:25 ][Dann-] "I actually am a little curious..."
  274. [22:38:33 ][@Doxy] Dann; the Pokedex screen changes to display some basic biological info about Spheal - weight, prefered diet, etc.
  275. [22:38:53 ][Dann-] "Cool!" Dann exclaims, as his phone lights up with information.
  276. [22:40:29 ][Professor_Benedict] "No really ya don't wanna know," He insists to Dann, "Help..? Yeah, honestly, we really could...Blintz you got your phone on ya?  I would whip out mine, but, uh, probably need to disinfect it."
  277. [22:41:35 ][Percival] "Ah I see, what got lose?"
  278. [22:41:36 ][Professor_Benedict] He points at the Spheal's stubby little arms, where there's a small bracelet on.  "We got these little trackers on the lab specimens in cause something like this ever happens.  It'll help ya find them, and if your apps are set up we can push the tracking info to them."
  279. [22:41:37 ][Lucian] "Playing in filth is a behavior often observed in young, yes?"
  280. [22:42:05 ][castfromhp] Blintz is still spinning in her chair but stops abruptly at being addresed. "Yeah, sure thing boss." She takes a few dizzy steps forward and hands her phone over to the prof, with some reluctance.
  281. [22:42:22 ][castfromhp] "Hey, I don't have a free upgrade for another 3 months, so be careful, okay?"
  282. [22:43:05 ][Dann-] "I'd love to help track down some of these cute little guys!"
  283. [22:43:16 ]* Dann- feels for a pokeball attached to his belt.
  284. [22:43:25 ][Professor_Benedict] "Naw it cool there's a reason I got myself the waterproof heavy endurance models.  Old fart like me drops it all the time!" He says with a chuckle.
  285. [22:43:27 ][Dann-] "They wouldn't happen to have a distinctive smell, would they?
  286. [22:43:28 ][Percival] "Seems pretty useful, these bracelets. I'm guessing they're pretty hardy too if they play in refuse and water."
  287. [22:44:22 ][Professor_Benedict] "A...special funk to em, Dann, right?" He seems puzzled by the question.
  288. [22:44:42 ][Percival] "Are they all Spheals actually?"
  289. [22:44:53 ][Professor_Benedict] "Well they mostly in case of theft, the bracelets.  And naw, its a few different species."
  290. [22:44:54 ][Dann-] Well, if it was distinctive, my friend here might be able to help us out." He says, holding up the pokeball he retrieved.
  291. [22:45:07 ]* Amos has quit (Ping timeout: 240 seconds)
  292. [22:45:13 ]* Lucian lets loose his own ball shaped Pokemon. "Come on Roy, you've got experience being a nuisance. Help us look."
  293. [22:45:21 ][Lucian] "You're round too."
  294. [22:45:39 ]* Dann- opens the ball to let Winston out onto the ground.
  295. [22:45:46 ][Dann-] "Let's see what we can do, Winston."
  296. [22:46:49 ][Professor_Benedict] "Could help, maybe.  When Blintz gets the intel to ya, you'll know what ya dealin' with."
  297. [22:47:17 ]* Dann- eagerly refreshes his app repeatedly, expecting that to make a difference.
  298. [22:47:34 ][Percival] "Alright, we'll wait upon that then."
  299. [22:47:37 ][@Doxy] Roy the Sandshrew pops out, looking around curiously at his surroundings
  300. [22:47:46 ]* Percival stares at the app.
  301. [22:47:51 ][Professor_Benedict] "Once this small crises is over we can get to proper intros and the job details.  Sort of hard to do much with the power out anyway."
  302. [22:48:04 ][@Doxy] Roy shuffles over towards Professor Benedict, and begins sniffing and staring at him.
  303. [22:48:44 ]* Professor_Benedict looks down and shakes his head. "Gonna regret gettin' a wiff o' that, lil' guy."
  304. [22:48:46 ][Lucian] "Where would you hide, dig into things, and make trouble."
  305. [22:48:57 ][@Doxy] Winston the Swinub pops out too, snuffling loudly. He heads over toward Adrienne's bag, leaning up on her to get a better sniff at it.
  306. [22:50:03 ][@Doxy] Roy immediately dashes out of the lap, past the reception area, and towards the stairs. He curls up as he gets to the stairs, simply letting himself bounce down the stairs, seemingly not bothered by the bouncing impacts.
  307. [22:50:24 ]* Percival gets out his ball to place his own Togepi (Fumu) on the ground to join the pokemon party.
  308. [22:50:25 ][Dann-] "Woah there Winston, you haven't even met Adrienne yet-come on, get down."
  309. [22:50:31 ][Professor_Benedict] "Also damn ya'll all skinnier than I expected.  Didn't pick ya for your gym performance though," He chuckles again.
  310. [22:50:36 ]* Dann- says sheepishly, moving to pull Winston off of Adrienne.
  311. [22:50:44 ]* Lucian laughs as he chases after the sand shrew, jumping down 4 stairs at a time in order to keep up.
  312. [22:50:45 ]* Adrienne looks down at the swinub, and after a moment's deliberation, finds the little thing hard to say no to; she lowers the bag and just lets it be. "It's fine," she says.
  313. [22:50:53 ][Lucian] "Be back in a bit, professor."
  314. [22:51:08 ][Percival] "Might as well have them meet, they're going to work together."
  315. [22:51:30 ][Percival] "We'll probably pick up some endurance if we're going on the road, don't worry."
  316. [22:51:31 ]* Dann- smile appreciatively at Adrienne. "Aren't you glad she so nice, Winston?" He says, looking disapprovingly at his companion.
  317. [22:51:44 ][castfromhp] The app pops up with a map of the town and some blinking lights. Blintz starts counting off her fingers. "Okay, you guys are looking for...Helioptile, Purrloin, Gothitta, Poliwag, Doduo, Bonsly, Vulpix, Ekans, and Cottonee. Yeah.Have fun."
  318. [22:52:13 ][castfromhp] It looks like there's a cluster of lights on campus nearby and another cluster in the center of town.
  319. [22:52:23 ][Professor_Benedict] "They are technically wild still - Poke Balls will work on em, but you can just club em and drag em back if you prefer that too.  Up to ya'll."
  320. [22:52:35 ][Professor_Benedict] The Spheal looks alarmed at the Professor's choiceof words, and cowers in the sink
  321. [22:52:43 ][@Doxy] Fumu the togepi grabs Percival's leg protectively after being let out, looking at the other, larger Pokemon a bit warily.
  322. [22:52:53 ][Percival] "I'll see about being a bit more peaceful."
  323. [22:52:54 ][castfromhp] "Or gently coax them back with loving care and compassion. Your pick."
  324. [22:53:00 ][Adrienne] "Hm, I guess it's never too early," she removes her pokeball and releases her teddiursa, a bit more well-fed than the average.
  325. [22:53:14 ][Percival] "Aw you alright? They're a bit big aren't they."
  326. [22:53:29 ][@Doxy] Fumu nods, hidding behind your leg.
  327. [22:54:43 ][@Doxy] Arthur looks around upon being let out, smiling happily.
  328. [22:55:04 ][@Doxy] He reaches into Adrienne's bag to find one of its own snacks, breaks it in half, and shares it with Winston.
  329. [22:55:25 ][Lucian] "Should we split up or take them one by one?"
  330. [22:55:31 ][@Doxy] The bear and the furpig share the brief snack happily, smiling at each other.
  331. [22:55:40 ][Dann-] "Wait, we can catch them? Don't you want us to return them after we retrieve them?"
  332. [22:55:41 ][Percival] "Aw, that's a nice batch of pokemon you have there fellows and lady."
  333. [22:56:09 ][castfromhp] "You should probably get used to working as a team." Blintz says to Lucian, before resuming her spinning.
  334. [22:56:23 ][Dann-] "Thanks! And who's this adorable little fellow?" Dann says to Percival, crouching down slowly, so as not to frighten Fumu.
  335. [22:57:32 ][Adrienne] "I agree," she speaks up. "We should travel as a group, it'd take this easier."
  336. [22:57:33 ][Percival] "Ah Fumu's a Togepi that I have raised myself, I found the egg when I was trying to teach some other pokemon back home."
  337. [22:57:35 ][Professor_Benedict] "At this rate? Shoot, I'd be happy long as they ain't causin' a ruckus on campus.  Specially that two headed hell raiser, can imagine its up to no good."
  338. [22:58:00 ][Dann-] "Why is the doduo such a hellraiser?"
  339. [22:58:21 ]* Dann- looks over to see Winston munching next to Arthur, and smiles at the sight.
  340. [22:58:29 ][Professor_Benedict] "If I knew it wouldn't be a research specimen, hah!"
  341. [22:58:30 ][Lucian] "Oh, we came across the Doduo in town earlier."
  342. [22:58:59 ][Percival] "Yeah didn't it cause that worker the injuries."
  343. [22:59:09 ][Percival] "It was previously in the fountain no?"
  344. [22:59:16 ][Professor_Benedict] "I mean sure we're gonna need most of em back, but I don't mind yall takin' one each as your own on your travels."
  345. [22:59:17 ][Lucian] 1d2 Campus/Center
  346. [22:59:17 ][CritSenpai] Campus/Center: 1 [1d2=1]
  347. [23:00:05 ][Lucian] "Let's head toward the center. If that Doduo is up to no good, we should probably take care of it before more people get hurt."
  348. [23:00:06 ][castfromhp] "(I really don't mind if you take the Doduo off our hands.)" Blintz says in a faux-whisper.
  349. [23:00:30 ]* Lucian whispers back, conspiratorially quiet, "I'll think about it."
  350. [23:00:35 ][Dann-] "You found his egg? That's pretty lucky! Looks like you did a fine job of raising him too." Dann replies to Percival, waving at Fumu as he stands back up.
  351. [23:00:49 ][@Doxy] Fumu waves back with a stubby hand :>
  352. [23:01:50 ][@Doxy] Alright, so you're heading to the center first?
  353. [23:02:02 ][Lucian] Unless somebody objects
  354. [23:02:11 ][Lucian] (and then I go there anyway, splitting the group uncessarily)
  355. [23:02:13 ][Dann-] "Tackling the 'hellraiser' first does seem like a good idea." Dann agrees.
  356. [23:02:25 ][Lucian] unnecessarily* as I am wont to do
  357. [23:02:42 ][Dann-] "Anything we should know about him, Professor? Or the others for that matter?"
  358. [23:04:29 ][Professor_Benedict] "The bird's just mischievious, we nicknamed both its heads Satan ; the rest of them have exhibited some violent behaviors and could be dangerous if provoked, specially with all these new students involved ."
  359. [23:04:52 ][Percival] "Oh thank you, I'm just glad I have her here."
  360. [23:04:59 ][Dann-] "Got it. No unexpected characteristics for pokemon of their breed, though?"
  361. [23:05:09 ][Lucian] "I'll make sure she doesn't hurt too many people then."
  362. [23:05:13 ][Professor_Benedict] "Naw, just behavioral."
  363. [23:05:34 ]* Dann- suddenly recalls the primary focus of Benedict's work.
  364. [23:05:37 ][Percival] "Alright, hopefully they haven't caused too much trouble in the town."
  365. [23:05:55 ][Dann-] "Right then," he nods, "shall we head out?"
  366. [23:07:12 ]* Lucian leads the way.
  367. [23:07:17 ]* Dann- crouches down by Winston.
  368. [23:07:28 ]* Percival heads out.
  369. [23:07:38 ][Dann-] "Seems you've made a friend," he says, smiling at Arthur, "I promise you'll get to hang out with him more a little later. But for now, we've got work to do."
  370. [23:08:03 ]* Adrienne nods. "Come on, Arthur, we have things to do," she beckons him to follow.
  371. [23:08:03 ]* Dann- extends his pokeball to Winston, and recalls him in a flash of light.
  372. [23:08:14 ]* Dann- then follows after his new teammates.
  373. [23:09:02 ][@Doxy] You arrive back in the town plaza. It seems like Professor Benedict might have called ahead to let them know you were coming, because the Construction Workers look visibly relieved this time as you approach, and clear away some of the roadblocks to let you through. "Took ya kids long enough," one of them mutters under their breath.
  374. [23:09:20 ][@Doxy] Looking around the plaza, it looks like it'd be a nice place to spend a day off most of the time. Right now, with the fountain overflowing and flooding the square, not so much. Looking around, you see a Bonsly knocking over some flower pots by a flower shop.
  375. [23:09:27 ][@Doxy] A Vulpix is sleeping on a bag of fertilizer, and sleeping heavily. The Doduo is running around all over the square - it seems to have found a stick, and it's throwing it far and high up in the air, then running across the square to catch it. It jumps up and town celebrating itself each time it does.
  376. [23:09:53 ][Lucian] "Alright, two on the Doduo and the other two taking care of what's left over?"
  377. [23:10:13 ][Percival] "Yeah that might be the best course of action."
  378. [23:10:56 ]* Lucian nods at him and moves to intercept the Doduo with Roy and waits to see who comes with him.
  379. [23:11:22 ][Dann-] "I may start with this sleeping fellow," Dann says, nodding at the Vulpix.
  380. [23:11:34 ]* Percival is checking on the Bonsly.
  381. [23:11:44 ][Dann-] "Hoping it might be easy enough to subdue."
  382. [23:11:45 ][Professor_Benedict] On your way out you heard Professor Benedict continue to curse at the Spheal, and mention something about the catered lunch being late.
  383. [23:11:48 ]* Professor_Benedict is now known as zoofman
  384. [23:11:49 ][Percival] "Aren't you knocking over potential friends there?"
  385. [23:12:20 ]* Adrienne goes along with Percival.
  386. [23:12:30 ]* FoxPrince ( has left #SleeplessInSequoia
  387. [23:13:11 ][Percival] "Hello there, I'm seeing about getting this little rowdy fellow here."
  388. [23:13:41 ][@Doxy] The Bonsly looks up as Percival approaches.
  389. [23:14:06 ][@Doxy] It just wobbles side to side - is that a shrug? - and then it kicks another flower pot.
  390. [23:14:53 ][castfromhp] The Vulpix is still snoozing away as you observe it. Every now and then, tiny wisps of flame come out of its mouth as it snores, stopping just barely short of some nearby flowers.
  391. [23:15:08 ][Percival] "There's a better place to do this, do you want to see where?"
  392. [23:15:21 ]* Percival points towards the lab.
  393. [23:15:31 ][Percival] "There's far more breakable things there."
  394. [23:16:07 ][Adrienne] "Fighting it seems a bit easier," she says to Percival.
  395. [23:16:21 ][Adrienne] "Two against one is great odds. Arthur?" She looks at her teddiursa.
  396. [23:16:23 ][@Doxy] Lucian, looks like you're on your own about Doduo! It sees you approaching, and then it chucks it stick at you, and it lands on the ground near your feet.
  397. [23:16:28 ]* Dann- pauses before approaching, and quietly removes two pokeballs from his gear. One containing Winston, and the other he hopes will soon contain a Vulpix.
  398. [23:16:44 ][@Doxy] Then it cheeses it - it sprints towards some hedges, leaping over them, and hiding behind them
  399. [23:16:45 ][Percival] "I suppose so, it's a bit strange it's knocking over something so similar to it."
  400. [23:16:57 ]* Percival beckons over Fumu.
  401. [23:17:59 ]* Lucian looks confused but picks up the stick, gesturing for Roy to ready himself beside him.
  402. [23:18:00 ][@Doxy] The Bonsly begins to back away, hearing Adrienne's suggestion.
  403. [23:18:09 ][Lucian] 3d6+1 Poke Edu wus going on
  404. [23:18:09 ][CritSenpai] Poke Edu wus going on: 14 [3d6=5,2,6]
  405. [23:18:10 ]* Dann- steels himself for a moment, before chucking a basic ball at the sleeping vulpix.
  406. [23:18:28 ]* Dann- calls out Winston as soon as he can after that.
  407. [23:18:44 ][Percival] "Ah don't worry, this won't likely hurt."
  408. [23:19:22 ][@Doxy] Lucian - hard to say, but obviously it was enjoying its time in the sun, and doesn't want to be brought back to the lab.
  409. [23:20:31 ]* Adrienne gestures at the bonsly. "Arthur, lick."
  410. [23:20:45 ][Dann-] 1d20 Basic ball accuracy
  411. [23:20:45 ][CritSenpai] Basic ball accuracy: 15 [1d20=15]
  412. [23:21:01 ][castfromhp] You hit the Vulpix with your ball! Roll your capture
  413. [23:21:22 ][@Doxy] Arthur steps up to the Bonsly, and attempts to lick it in the face! (roll accuracy)
  414. [23:22:05 ][Dann-] 1d100-1 Capture roll
  415. [23:22:05 ][CritSenpai] Capture roll: 91 [1d100=92]
  416. [23:22:41 ][Lucian] "Sorry but I can't let you run around loose like this. People are going to get hurt, or worse, you."
  417. [23:22:48 ][Adrienne] 1d20+1 vs AC2
  418. [23:22:48 ][CritSenpai] vs AC2: 3 [1d20=2]
  419. [23:22:58 ]* Percival gestures towards the small Bonsai "Fumu, try a trick shot with waggling your finger"
  420. [23:23:06 ][Lucian] 1d20 Poison Sting vs Doduo
  421. [23:23:06 ][CritSenpai] Poison Sting vs Doduo: 2 [1d20=2]
  422. [23:23:37 ][Lucian] Er, chase after it first of course
  423. [23:23:47 ][@Doxy] Arthur grabs the Bonsly with its paws and licks it! Uh, unfortunately, it just seems to be tasting it.
  424. [23:24:22 ][castfromhp] The Vulpix is startled awake by the ball slamming into it and lets out a yelp! It's sucked into the ball, which shakes for a moment, then bursts open and into halves! The shaken fox glances around in a panic and spews flame around it, setting the flowers around it on fire.
  425. [23:24:23 ][Lucian] Do I need to roll to jump over the hedge after it?
  426. [23:24:43 ][@Doxy] Fumu wags his finger...
  427. [23:24:48 ]* Dann- calls out Winston, if he's not already out.
  428. [23:24:51 ][castfromhp] After a moment, it seems to notice what it's done and almost looks apologetic before turning to Dann with an aggressive expression.
  429. [23:24:54 ][@Doxy] And a strange portal opens up above the Bonsly!
  430. [23:25:02 ]* Amos (~Defamos@30B80ED0:30BFB35B:F9F6308:IP) has joined #SleeplessInSequoia
  431. [23:25:20 ][@Doxy] (Roll for Crit, Percival)
  432. [23:26:11 ][Percival] 1d20-1
  433. [23:26:11 ][CritSenpai] 1d20-1: 17 [1d20=18]
  434. [23:26:16 ][@Doxy] The Doduo jumps, letting Roy's poison missile go under it, and then begins running around the next corner!
  435. [23:26:32 ][Lucian] "Come on buddy, we can't let it get too far away."
  436. [23:26:48 ][@Doxy] The Doduo seems to be having wayyy too much fun being chased
  437. [23:26:58 ][@Doxy] It squawks happily as it runs
  438. [23:27:13 ]* Lucian can't help but laugh himself, "...Satan indeed."
  439. [23:27:24 ][Adrienne] "..." Adrienne just watches Arthur's reaction to the taste of bonsly while the weird hole happens.
  440. [23:28:24 ][castfromhp] Combat start! (Vulpix 11, Dann 10, Winston 5) Winston is out, and the Vulpix takes notice, launching a gout of fire at the Swinub!
  441. [23:28:27 ][castfromhp] 1d20
  442. [23:28:27 ][CritSenpai] 1d20: 10 [1d20=10]
  443. [23:28:50 ]* Dann- grimaces at the flames as Winston pops onto the scene. He hopes his frosty friend can take the heat for a little while, at least.
  444. [23:29:02 ][castfromhp] 2d6+8+11 special fire damage!
  445. [23:29:02 ][CritSenpai] special fire damage!: 30 [2d6=5,6]
  446. [23:29:46 ][Percival] 4d8+20+7 special psychic damage (as per trickshot)
  447. [23:29:46 ][CritSenpai] special psychic damage (as per trickshot): 48 [4d8=4,7,5,5]
  448. [23:30:28 ][@Doxy] The Bonsly gets sucked up by the strange portal!
  449. [23:30:52 ][@Doxy] A moment later, it's spit back out on the same spot - and now it's completely unconscious
  450. [23:31:01 ][Percival] "Wow! That sure worked, you didn't blow up this time too."
  451. [23:31:17 ][Adrienne] "'Blow up'?"
  452. [23:31:34 ][@Doxy] Fumu dances around the fallen Bonsly, celebrating its victory!
  453. [23:31:35 ][castfromhp] Dann-, you're up.
  454. [23:31:53 ][Percival] "It's a random selection, however she has a penchant for well exploding with the selection."
  455. [23:32:04 ][Percival] "Great job little one."
  456. [23:32:06 ]* Percival pets
  457. [23:32:10 ][@Doxy] Adrienne, roll perception
  458. [23:32:17 ][Dann-] "Hang on Winston!" Dann yells, as he moves to flank the Vulpix with his shovel drawn.
  459. [23:32:24 ][Dann-] "Tackle him!"
  460. [23:32:29 ][Adrienne] 2d6
  461. [23:32:29 ][CritSenpai] 2d6: 7 [2d6=5,2]
  462. [23:32:41 ]* Adrienne nods. "Well, we should help someone else," she says quickly. "Since that bonsly isn't going to be awake anytime soon."
  463. [23:33:01 ][@Doxy] Adrienne, you hear splashing in the fountain.
  464. [23:33:18 ][Percival] "Hm we should find another one of the lost ones. Little guy isn't going far anyway."
  465. [23:33:54 ][Adrienne] "You should help Dann," Adrienne suggests to Percival. "You seem to be lucky. I'll check out the fountain."
  466. [23:34:11 ]* Adrienne heads over to the fountain to check, making sure Arthur came along.
  467. [23:34:40 ]* Percival and Fumu goes over to see what exactly Dann is walking around
  468. [23:35:03 ][@Doxy] (FYI Lucian, if you're waiting for a Doduo to take a turn or something before acting again - he's just spending his turn running)
  469. [23:35:07 ][Percival] "Hm? That's the Vulpix isn't it."
  470. [23:35:17 ][Percival] "Need some help there?"
  471. [23:35:57 ]* Lucian continues his own chase, the stick still gripped tight in his hand like some kind of relay baton. The legs on that thing, there was no way it /couldn't/ outrun him. It was probably just staying just out of range to prolong the fun. " that case."
  472. [23:36:00 ][Lucian] 1d20 Throw Stick
  473. [23:36:00 ][CritSenpai] Throw Stick: 14 [1d20=14]
  474. [23:36:24 ]* Dann- is too focused on moving to help Winston, not quite hearing Percival over his racing thoughts.
  475. [23:36:29 ][@Doxy] Adrienne, as you look into the fountain, you see that the Poliwag seems to have been sucked up by one of the drain pipes, and causing the overflow.
  476. [23:37:19 ][Dann-] 1d20 Struggle accuracy
  477. [23:37:19 ][CritSenpai] Struggle accuracy: 1 [1d20=1]
  478. [23:37:57 ][Dann-] 1d20 Winston Tackle accuracy
  479. [23:37:57 ][CritSenpai] Winston Tackle accuracy: 10 [1d20=10]
  480. [23:38:00 ][Lucian] 1d8+11 Normal/Physical vs Doduo
  481. [23:38:00 ][CritSenpai] Normal/Physical vs Doduo: 12 [1d8=1]
  482. [23:38:10 ][Lucian] 1d20 Poison Sting
  483. [23:38:10 ][CritSenpai] Poison Sting: 10 [1d20=10]
  484. [23:38:12 ]* Adrienne winces, that can't be comfortable. She reaches in to try and remove the poliwag from its confinement.
  485. [23:38:32 ][castfromhp] In your rush to help Winston you fumble and smack the bag of fertilizer instead, releasing a pungent earthy smell into the air as you do! The Vulpix recoils from a whiff of it and is caught off guard by Winston's tackle. Roll damage!
  486. [23:38:40 ][Lucian] 1d6+23 Poison/Physical vs Doduo
  487. [23:38:40 ][CritSenpai] Poison/Physical vs Doduo: 29 [1d6=6]
  488. [23:38:47 ][@Doxy] You throw the stick at the doduo, hitting it in one face! It squawks at you in annoyance, picks up the stick, and chucks it back!
  489. [23:38:52 ][Percival] "I see... Pre-occupied with it already. I'll see about that then."
  490. [23:38:55 ][@Doxy] 1d20 c how u like it
  491. [23:38:55 ][CritSenpai] c how u like it: 10 [1d20=10]
  492. [23:39:16 ][@Doxy] 1d8+6+14
  493. [23:39:16 ][CritSenpai] 1d8+6+14: 23 [1d8=3]
  494. [23:39:31 ][Dann-] 1d8+8+14 Tackle damage
  495. [23:39:31 ][CritSenpai] Tackle damage: 26 [1d8=4]
  496. [23:39:32 ]* Lucian doesn't like it much at all, squawking audibly when the stick smacks against his face but for the life of him, can't keep the smile off his face.
  497. [23:39:48 ][@Doxy] Adrienne, roll athletics
  498. [23:40:28 ][Adrienne] 2d6
  499. [23:40:28 ][CritSenpai] 2d6: 10 [2d6=5,5]
  500. [23:41:02 ][@Doxy] You reach into the fountain, and begin to pry it out! A couple of minutes later, you're quite soaked, but victoriously holding a slightly dazed poliwag.
  501. [23:41:08 ]* Dann- suddenly recalls hearing Percival yell at him. "Did you say something?" he yells back.
  502. [23:41:16 ][Lucian] If it looks injured enough from Roy's Poison Sting, Lucian digs into his bag to throw, not a stick this time, but a Pokeball.
  503. [23:41:19 ][Lucian] 1d20 AC6
  504. [23:41:19 ][CritSenpai] AC6: 10 [1d20=10]
  505. [23:41:25 ][Lucian] 1d100-1 Capture
  506. [23:41:25 ][CritSenpai] Capture: 61 [1d100=62]
  507. [23:41:43 ][Percival] "Yeah you need any aid with that fox there? I'd think maybe some commands might help you with that."
  508. [23:41:46 ][@Doxy] Foomp!
  509. [23:41:56 ][@Doxy] Lucian hits it with the ball, and the Doduo is drawn into it.
  510. [23:42:15 ][@Doxy] The ball rolls around wildly, visibly jumping up and down - but then it clicks, glowing hotly.
  511. [23:42:18 ][Dann-] "Yes, please! I was hoping to get the drop on it while it was asleep, but the plan has, er, gone up in flames."
  512. [23:42:31 ]* Adrienne groans on the inside at her soaked clothing, but sets the poliwag down on the ground, outside of the fountain. For it to recuperate.
  513. [23:42:40 ][Dann-] "I'm not sure Winston can take another hit either." He says, looking at his wobbly furpig.
  514. [23:43:00 ][@Doxy] The poliwag plops down on its side, breathing heavily, and happy to be unstuck
  515. [23:43:04 ]* Lucian picks up the ball and rolls it around in his palm approvingly before shrinking it down and tossing the ball at Roy to play with.
  516. [23:43:18 ][Percival] "I see, that's quite an issue. I'll get right on that."
  517. [23:43:21 ][castfromhp] The Vulpix is thrown back by the tackle and looks fairly hurt from the blow but wobbles to its feet! It starts to prepare another spout of fire to breathe Winston's way, then stops upon seeing the Swinub's condition. It then prepares to charge at it, but falters again as well. After a confused moment, it puts on an angry expression and starts setting fire to the flowers around it again.
  518. [23:43:28 ][castfromhp] Dann you're up again!
  519. [23:44:14 ]* Percival moves far closer to the Vulpix and overall battle there.
  520. [23:44:27 ]* Dann- is surprised at the Vulpix's apparent compassion to its attacker. Wanting to end this conflict without having to hurt the firefox any further, he chucks another basic ball at it.
  521. [23:44:41 ][Dann-] 1d20 Basic ball
  522. [23:44:41 ][CritSenpai] Basic ball: 15 [1d20=15]
  523. [23:44:49 ][Lucian] With his new capture, Lucian heads back to join up and see how the others have been doing.
  524. [23:44:59 ][Dann-] 1d100-1 Capture
  525. [23:44:59 ][CritSenpai] Capture: 33 [1d100=34]
  526. [23:45:02 ][castfromhp] Percival joins the initiative (Vulpix 11, Dann and Percival 10, Fumu and Winston 5)
  527. [23:45:07 ][@Doxy] Roy hits the ball into the air with his tail, and begins to hackeysack it as the moves towards the others.
  528. [23:45:07 ][Percival] "I'm not sure if it's quite compassion as much as having the fighting lose it's fun. I doubt it wants to truely hurt somebody."
  529. [23:45:35 ][Lucian] "Looks like we did well enough on our own, huh Roy?"
  530. [23:45:46 ][@Doxy] Roy nods, handing back the ball.
  531. [23:46:17 ][castfromhp] But just as Percival jumps in to help, Dann smacks the fox again with a poke ball! The Vulpix is so caught up in its arson that it doesn't notice the second ball coming for it and is cleanly sucked in. The ball glows and shakes once, twice, then gives a satisfying click as it settles!
  532. [23:46:42 ][Dann-] "Yes!" Dann exclaims.
  533. [23:47:01 ]* Dann- ignores the ball at first and rushes towards Winston.
  534. [23:47:16 ][@Doxy] And with that, it looks like you've neutralized all the Pokemon here
  535. [23:47:27 ][Percival] "I guess you didn't need the help, is your fluffy pig alright though?"
  536. [23:47:56 ][Dann-] "Great job buddy! Sorry to throw you into the fire, so to speak," he says chuckling. He then withdraws a potion and gently spritzes it on to Winston.
  537. [23:48:22 ]* Lucian takes the ball and sticks it in his pocket, bending down to tend to the little suffocated Poliwag.
  538. [23:48:48 ]* Adrienne takes a few second to decide what to do, then lightly tosses one of her pokeballs at the poliwag.
  539. [23:49:07 ]* Dann- looks up from the singed porcine, "Yeah, I think he's fine. Thanks for coming over though, that could have been bad if that Vulpix had been less light-hearted."
  540. [23:49:27 ]* Dann- smiles appreciatively at Percival. "How'd things go for you guys?"
  541. [23:49:59 ][Percival] "Oh it went well, there was a space hole that seemed to have neutralized the small little bonsai tree there."
  542. [23:50:17 ][Percival] "We might as take the bonsly back before it gets up, which hopefully isn't too soon."
  543. [23:50:30 ][@Doxy] Plop! The Poliwag is drawn into the Pokeball, and doesn't fight back. The ball clicks almost instantly.
  544. [23:50:58 ][Dann-] " hole?" Dann says, with a confused expression.
  545. [23:51:03 ][zoofman] Roll me Perception by the way!
  546. [23:51:10 ]* Adrienne pockets the ball and questions Lucian. "How was the doduo?"
  547. [23:51:11 ][castfromhp] Winston squeals from the sting of the potion but then nuzzles you appreciately as the potion takes effect.
  548. [23:51:11 ]* Dann- then notices the small raging fire covering the flowers.
  549. [23:51:12 ][Lucian] 3d6+2 Spending AP
  550. [23:51:12 ][CritSenpai] Spending AP: 13 [3d6=2,5,4]
  551. [23:51:20 ][Dann-] "AH! We should probably do something about that."
  552. [23:51:21 ][Percival] "Ah, a finger waggle, it's a random assortment of Fumu's favourites."
  553. [23:51:34 ]* Lucian laughs, "It just wanted to have a little fun. I humored it with a battle. Not much at all."
  554. [23:51:36 ][Percival] 3d6
  555. [23:51:36 ][CritSenpai] 3d6: 10 [3d6=4,4,2]
  556. [23:51:49 ][Lucian] "If anything, it looks like you guys needed more help."
  557. [23:52:07 ]* Lucian gestures to the singed duo and the soaking wet girl.
  558. [23:52:17 ][castfromhp] And yes, there are a number of flaming potted flowers now in front of the shop, and the musky smell of fertilizer in the air. :D
  559. [23:52:34 ][zoofman] Lucian notices a Drifblim hovering above with a smart phone's camera recording you!  It waves and hovers off.
  560. [23:52:50 ]* Lucian waves at it and gets back to work.
  561. [23:53:00 ][Adrienne] "I'm fine," she replies. "Just soaked."
  562. [23:53:09 ][Dann-] "I don't suppose that Poliwag is ready for action already?" Dann says, looking around for a container to put water in from the fountain.
  563. [23:53:13 ]* Lucian bends down and scratches Roy's soft chin, "Alright Roy, time for a little clean up."
  564. [23:53:15 ][Percival] "Maybe we can suffocate the fire? The flowers probably wouldn't mind more fertilizer."
  565. [23:53:36 ]* Adrienne releases the poliwag to check if it's ready to do a little bit of work.
  566. [23:53:37 ][Lucian] "Help me put out fire with some dirt. Then we can put the fertilizer away proper, yeah?"
  567. [23:53:44 ][Dann-] "Winston," Dann calls, "see if a little mud can help contain those flames!"
  568. [23:53:59 ][Lucian] "We don't want to cause more trouble than when we came, you know."
  569. [23:54:13 ]* Percival starts shovelling some of the fertilizer on the flaming flowers.
  570. [23:54:27 ][Percival] "Of course not, we're trying to help rather than hinder"
  571. [23:54:35 ][castfromhp] Percival, roll gen edu
  572. [23:54:38 ][Dann-] "Yeah, I was sort of hoping to nab the little guy before he went full arsonist on us."
  573. [23:54:51 ][Percival] 2d6 Gen Edu
  574. [23:54:51 ][CritSenpai] Gen Edu: 10 [2d6=5,5]
  575. [23:55:17 ][Lucian] "It's fine. Nobody got hurt."
  576. [23:55:31 ][Lucian] "Nothing I can't patch up afterward at least."
  577. [23:55:33 ][castfromhp] So you remember reading somewhere about a terrorist attack using fertilizer bombs. You're not sure about the science behind this, but dumping fertilizer into a fire probably isn't the greatest idea.
  578. [23:55:35 ][Dann-] "I'll do my best to save what's left of the fertilizer once we get these flames put out."
  579. [23:56:17 ]* Lucian tells Roy to dig a whole to stuff the fire in, using the dirt from the hole to put out the fires.
  580. [23:56:21 ][Dann-] 2d6 Perception to find a container for water
  581. [23:56:21 ][CritSenpai] Perception to find a container for water: 7 [2d6=2,5]
  582. [23:56:34 ][Lucian] stuff the fertilizer in*
  583. [23:56:47 ][Dann-] "Winston, try Mud Sport to help out!"
  584. [23:57:04 ][@Doxy] The Poliwag, Winston, and Roy help put out all the fires with a combination of mud and water.
  585. [23:57:20 ][@Doxy] The storefront... is not exactly handsome anymore, but it's not On Fire at least!
  586. [23:57:34 ][Percival] "Maybe not then..."
  587. [23:57:44 ][castfromhp] You don't see anything in the immediate vicinity, Dann, though your shovel could work in a pinch. by the time you work this out though, your Pokemon has already helped put out the fire!
  588. [23:57:47 ][Lucian] "I think we just vandalized this store."
  589. [23:57:54 ][Dann-] "Whew," Dann says, wiping his mud-covered hands on his clothes.
  590. [23:58:20 ][Dann-] "I wonder if I can find the store's owner. I'd like to at least give him a bit of money for the damaged merchandise and property."
  591. [23:58:21 ][Lucian] "I'll go smooth things over with the owners..."
  592. [23:58:26 ][Percival] "Ah maybe my empty lunch jar might've worked a bit better"
  593. [23:58:43 ]* Dann- begins shoveling up any excess fertilizer and loading it into one place, hoping to salvage what's left.
  594. [23:59:14 ][Adrienne] "We should move on," Adrienne says, putting the poliwag back in its ball. "We have more pokemon to capture."
  595. [23:59:32 ][@Doxy] One of the construction workers approaches the group as they're cleaning up. "Y'all go on n' git outta here. We'll clean up the rest. The university insurance is paying for everything, anyway."
  596. [23:59:43 ][Adrienne] "Someone should bring the bonsly along just in case it wakes up and tries to leave."
  597. [23:59:56 ]* Percival bops a ball on the Bonsly.
  598. [00:00:31 ][Dann-] "Oh!" Dann beams at the workers, "thanks so much. I hope we didn't leave too much mess for you."
  599. [00:00:49 ][zoofman] "Eh happens more than ya'd think," another worker mentions.
  600. [00:00:52 ][@Doxy] The failsafe mechanism prevents the Bonsly from being caught while it's knocked out. But it won't be too much effort to simply carry it back to the lab.
  601. [00:00:54 ][Percival] "We might as well carry it like this, it'd be far lighter."
  602. [00:01:02 ]* Lucian nods but approaches the worker he helped before, "If you say so, but sorry. Tell the owners we apologize for the mess, regardless."
  603. [00:01:04 ][Percival] "Hm shame"
  604. [00:01:06 ][Lucian] 3d6+1 AP Charm
  605. [00:01:06 ][CritSenpai] AP Charm: 13 [3d6=3,3,6]
  606. [00:01:21 ]* Percival sticks into the top of his backpack.
  607. [00:01:58 ]* Dann- nods vigorously to back up Lucian's statement. He also makes a mental note to look up the email address of the shop and apolgize directly.
  608. [00:02:16 ][@Doxy] The worker smiles sheepishly at Lucian. "Sure thing, kid. I'm sure they'll appreciate it. I'm sure they'll appreciate a nice chunk of Professor Benedict's insurance budget too."
  609. [00:02:54 ]* Adrienne just decides to grab the bonsly and bring it back to the lab since no one else was.
  610. [00:02:59 ][Lucian] Satisfied with the reply he rounds up the others and the remaining Pokemon and heads back to the lab.
  611. [00:03:07 ]* Dann- offers to carry it as well.
  612. [00:04:11 ][@Doxy] You arrive back at the lab, where Blintz is waiting to receive the Pokemon you brought back.
  613. [00:04:30 ]* Percival sees about returning his pokemon before checking back.
  614. [00:05:06 ][Adrienne] Once the bonsly is dropped off, she also offers up the ball with the poliwag inside.
  615. [00:05:47 ][Percival] "Sorry about the bonsly, uh fumu opened a space hole and I'm guessing he wasn't too hardy after that."
  616. [00:05:52 ]* Lucian smiles at Bintz, "I think I'll take you up on that offer, earlier."
  617. [00:08:13 ][castfromhp] "Oh? You're taking double Satan?! Really?" Blintz stands straight up and grabs Lucian's hands. "Thank fuck."
  618. [00:08:15 ]* Dann- checks his app to make sure the remaining lights are still near the lab.
  619. [00:08:57 ]* Lucian laughs, "It's no problem. He's cuter than you give him credit and a real lively sort."
  620. [00:09:04 ]* Dann- can't help but laugh at Blintz's reaction.
  621. [00:09:16 ][Lucian] "The kind of energy that translates well to trading."
  622. [00:09:49 ][castfromhp] Blintz barely registers the rest of the Pokemon being returned and just quickly ferries them over into the lab to be cared for.
  623. [00:10:49 ][Dann-] "I think there's a good chance I'll want to hang on to this troublemaker too."
  624. [00:11:05 ]* Dann- points to Vulpix's ball.
  625. [00:11:25 ][Percival] "I might come back for the little guy, though currently in his state it might take awhile before he's ready."
  626. [00:11:38 ][Percival] "Or willing to work after that."
  627. [00:12:04 ][castfromhp] "Good, good. Geez we're going to need to get you all cleaned up after this." Blintz is visibly more cheerful after Lucian's declaration. "But you've still got the second batch to do."
  628. [00:12:17 ][Lucian] "At the campus, yeah."
  629. [00:12:35 ]* Adrienne isn't that attached to the poliwag. After checking her phone to confirm where the others were, she'd head there first.
  630. [00:12:40 ]* Lucian hums and nods at Dann, "Hey, your swinub got hurt earlier, right?"
  631. [00:12:48 ][Percival] "Yeah let's see about that."
  632. [00:12:52 ][Lucian] "Let me patch him up while I have the chance."
  633. [00:13:01 ][Dann-] "Yeah, he got a little bit toasted." Dann pops Winston out.
  634. [00:13:15 ][Dann-] "I gave him a potion, but he's still looking a little under the weather."
  635. [00:13:34 ][@Doxy] You get all the retrieved Pokemon turned in - so that the tracking devices can be taken off, if nothing else. Adrienne then leads the way to the campus cafeteria, where it seems the other group of Pokemon has holed up.
  636. [00:14:14 ][Percival] "I doubt the food here isn't spoiled."
  637. [00:14:24 ][Dann-] "That would be great! Hear that buddy, Lucian's gonna fix you up."
  638. [00:14:39 ][Lucian] 4d6+11 Heals
  639. [00:14:39 ][CritSenpai] Heals: 26 [4d6=4,4,1,6]
  640. [00:16:16 ][Dann-] "Wow! That's really something."
  641. [00:16:26 ][Dann-] "Are you going to work as a doctor someday?"
  642. [00:17:01 ][@Doxy] As you step inside the Caffeteria, you spot a Helioptile playing by an electrical socket - it keeps getting shocked, which makes it laugh, and then it shocks the wall right back. A Purrloin is scrambling through the room desperately, as a mischevious Cottonee chases it and threatens it with bursts of Fairy Wind. A Gothita seems to be stuffing its face full of desserts, and occasionally
  643. [00:17:01 ][@Doxy] throwing food at a sleeping Ekans, trying to wake it up.
  644. [00:17:04 ]* Lucian considers the question and smiles suspiciously, "Mm, something like that."
  645. [00:17:11 ][Percival] "I'm sure hey'll be helpful to many like that"
  646. [00:18:02 ][Dann-] "If anyone intends to tangle that little electric lizard over there, Winston has a pretty good trick for dulling the sting of his sparks."
  647. [00:18:13 ][@Doxy] Winston snuffles at Lucian Lucian gratefully after being healed up, oinking loudly.
  648. [00:18:53 ]* Lucian laughs softly and gets the pig a ruffle before standing up to head to the cafeteria.
  649. [00:18:55 ][Dann-] "You said it, buddy."
  650. [00:19:19 ][Adrienne] "Someone should take care of the cottonee first," she advices. "I'll try and catch the ekans."
  651. [00:19:30 ][Percival] "Hey fluff, please calm down"
  652. [00:19:47 ][Lucian] "I'll help you with the Ekans. Roy is good against Poison types."
  653. [00:19:54 ]* Percival attempts to get between the fluff and purrloin.
  654. [00:20:18 ]* Dann- pops Winston out and walks carefully over towards the Helioptile.
  655. [00:20:22 ]* Adrienne nods. With that done, Adrienne heads over to the ekans and tries to toss a pokeball at it first, before anything else.
  656. [00:21:41 ][Percival] "We're going to need you two to return really. I doubt they want a severely injuried cat."
  657. [00:22:19 ][@Doxy] Percival manages to get himself between the cat and the fluffball
  658. [00:22:42 ][@Doxy] The cat takes the opportunity to dart into the a dark corner, while the fluffball just begins circling around Percival, inspecting him.
  659. [00:22:44 ][Adrienne] 1d20
  660. [00:22:44 ][CritSenpai] 1d20: 6 [1d20=6]
  661. [00:23:26 ][Percival] "Ah, I see. Maybe you'd like to see a fellow fairy?"
  662. [00:23:36 ][castfromhp] Hits! Roll capture!
  663. [00:23:39 ]* Percival pops out Fumu.
  664. [00:23:41 ][Adrienne] 1d100
  665. [00:23:41 ][CritSenpai] 1d100: 42 [1d100=42]
  666. [00:24:05 ][@Doxy] The Helioptile sees Dann and the Swinub approaching, and waves at them happily.
  667. [00:24:17 ][Percival] "I assure you, I'd take caution to ensure that you're fine there."
  668. [00:24:24 ][Dann-] "Hey there, little guy," Dann calls to the zappy reptile, "watcha doin there?"
  669. [00:24:34 ][@Doxy] 1d20
  670. [00:24:34 ][CritSenpai] 1d20: 17 [1d20=17]
  671. [00:24:54 ][@Doxy] The Cottonee blasts Percival in the face with a burst of glittery air!
  672. [00:25:06 ][Percival] "Alright certainly not nice."
  673. [00:25:12 ][@Doxy] 2d6+8+6
  674. [00:25:12 ][CritSenpai] 2d6+8+6: 19 [2d6=1,4]
  675. [00:25:16 ][@Doxy] Poof!
  676. [00:25:25 ][castfromhp] The sleeping Ekans is easily sucked into the ball, which hardly rolls at all before clicking and settling. The Gothita throwing food at the snake turns to you and pouts, then pops another souffle out of a ramekin and stuffs it down its gullet.
  677. [00:25:51 ][Percival] "I see, that's how it is?"
  678. [00:26:14 ]* Lucian circles around with Roy to help cut off the goth Pokemon's escape routes, ordering a scratch attack while the thing is disoriented. (Brutal)
  679. [00:26:18 ][Lucian] 1d20 Scratch
  680. [00:26:18 ][CritSenpai] Scratch: 4 [1d20=4]
  681. [00:26:21 ][Lucian] AC2
  682. [00:26:44 ][Lucian] 1d8+26 Normal/Physical if it hits
  683. [00:26:44 ][CritSenpai] Normal/Physical if it hits: 33 [1d8=7]
  684. [00:26:52 ]* Adrienne pockets the pokeball, then gestures at the Gothita. "Arthur, lick."
  685. [00:27:06 ][Percival] "Little Purrlion you might need to dash out there."
  686. [00:27:31 ]* Percival points to the fluff and has Fumu waggle her finger once more.
  687. [00:28:28 ][Adrienne] 1d20+2 AC 2
  688. [00:28:28 ][CritSenpai] AC 2: 5 [1d20=3]
  689. [00:28:57 ][Percival] 1d20+1 AC 2
  690. [00:28:57 ][CritSenpai] AC 2: 5 [1d20=4]
  691. [00:29:34 ][@Doxy] Fumu screams, and rushes the Cottonee in a berserker's rage! It attempts to use SHADOW CLAW!
  692. [00:29:35 ][castfromhp] The Gothita finishes stuffing itself just in time to realize it's being Licked by a bear! D: Roll damage.
  693. [00:30:13 ][Adrienne] 1d6+16 Ghost damage
  694. [00:30:13 ][CritSenpai] Ghost damage: 21 [1d6=5]
  695. [00:30:44 ]* SomeGuy ( has joined #SleeplessInSequoia
  696. [00:31:02 ][Percival] 2d6+11
  697. [00:31:03 ][CritSenpai] 2d6+11: 17 [2d6=1,5]
  698. [00:31:29 ][castfromhp] Ewww gross bear saliva! The Gothita stumbles back and knocks over a small display of cakes, which fall on its head. It seems pretty hurt by the super-effective hit!
  699. [00:31:31 ][@Doxy] The Cottonee's fluffy body seems surprisingly sturdy
  700. [00:31:55 ][castfromhp] It counters by flinging cupcakes back at the bear!
  701. [00:32:01 ][castfromhp] 1d20 confusion ac 2
  702. [00:32:01 ][CritSenpai] confusion ac 2: 14 [1d20=14]
  703. [00:32:03 ][@Doxy] Just as Fumu hits, the cat runs in and attacks it from behind!
  704. [00:32:05 ][@Doxy] 1d20 scratch
  705. [00:32:05 ][CritSenpai] scratch: 13 [1d20=13]
  706. [00:32:08 ][Percival] "Reminds me of a floofy dog with all that fuzz on it"
  707. [00:32:18 ][Percival] "Oh no."
  708. [00:32:19 ][@Doxy] 1d8+18
  709. [00:32:19 ][CritSenpai] 1d8+18: 22 [1d8=4]
  710. [00:32:27 ][castfromhp] 2d6+10+9 special psychic damage
  711. [00:32:27 ][CritSenpai] special psychic damage: 23 [2d6=1,3]
  712. [00:32:57 ][castfromhp] Back to Adrienne for this fight! (Init is Adrienne 10, Aruthur 10, Gothita 8)
  713. [00:33:57 ][castfromhp] (oh whoops I missed Roy's attack, lemme handle that real quick Masterly)
  714. [00:34:02 ][Lucian] (Sure thing)
  715. [00:34:07 ][@Doxy] Back to Percival in his fight~
  716. [00:34:21 ][Lucian] If they look like the have the fight well in hand, Roy and Lucian move to help take down the Cottonee instead
  717. [00:34:48 ][Adrienne] "Scratch," she commands.
  718. [00:34:56 ][castfromhp] Roy jumps in with a second strike and cleanly knocks out the Gothita with its cute shrew claws!
  719. [00:35:16 ][Percival] "Hm, waggling a finger all round like that is fun but they do have quite a bit of moxie."
  720. [00:35:19 ][Dann-] "Looks like you're having fun there," Dann says to the Helioptile, "but would you like to come back to the lab with me? I think we can have fun there too."
  721. [00:35:25 ][@Doxy] Dann - the Helioptile just kinda shrugs as you speak to it, smiling happily and sitting down.
  722. [00:35:29 ][Adrienne] 1d20+2 vs 2;2d6+8+11 Phys
  723. [00:35:29 ][CritSenpai] vs 2: 15 [1d20=13]; Phys: 27 [2d6=2,6]
  724. [00:35:40 ][Dann-] 2d6 Charm
  725. [00:35:40 ][CritSenpai] Charm: 3 [2d6=2,1]
  726. [00:35:55 ]* Percival calls out for Fumu to use Charm on the fluff.
  727. [00:36:19 ][Percival] 1d20+1 (-2 cs if hit)
  728. [00:36:19 ][CritSenpai] (-2 cs if hit): 4 [1d20=3]
  729. [00:36:33 ][@Doxy] The Fluff is not amused! But it's also looking pretty weak
  730. [00:36:57 ][@Doxy] If you wanted to throw a Pokeball at it, now would be an opportune time - otherwise it's his turn
  731. [00:36:57 ]* Dann- attempts to approach the Helioptile and sit down next to it.
  732. [00:37:38 ][@Doxy] The Heliptile doesn't mind. I just yawns, and lazes about.
  733. [00:38:09 ]* Dann- attempts to gently stroke it on the head.
  734. [00:38:24 ]* Dann- braces himself for what might be a shocking choice...
  735. [00:38:24 ][Percival] (i assume you mean dann correct)
  736. [00:38:29 ][castfromhp] Adrienne, Arthur leaps to slash at the Gothita but then realizes it was knocked out by the duo of attacks earlier and ends up poking at it in the pile of cupcakes. He picks up one of the more intact desserts and offers it up to you. (sorry again about the mix up there)
  737. [00:40:40 ][@Doxy] (I meant you, about the Pokeball)
  738. [00:41:11 ]* Adrienne smiles and takes the offered cupcake, biting into it. Hmm, not bad. She reaches into her pocket and takes out some homemade honey candy in a wrapper, handing it to Arthur as a treat. She looks around to see who needs help. (It's fine, things happen.)
  739. [00:41:20 ][Percival] (ah I see)
  740. [00:41:32 ]* Percival sees about throwing a ball towards the fluff.
  741. [00:41:46 ][Percival] d20, d100-1
  742. [00:41:59 ][Percival] hm
  743. [00:41:59 ][@Doxy] (you have to put the 1~)
  744. [00:42:03 ][Percival] 1d20, 1d100-1
  745. [00:42:03 ][CritSenpai] 1d100-1: 20 [1d20=20]
  746. [00:42:14 ][@Doxy] 1d20
  747. [00:42:14 ][CritSenpai] 1d20: 20 [1d20=20]
  748. [00:42:17 ][@Doxy] lol
  749. [00:42:25 ][Percival] that's funny
  750. [00:42:34 ][Percival] 1d100-1
  751. [00:42:34 ][CritSenpai] 1d100-1: 97 [1d100=98]
  752. [00:42:41 ][@Doxy] Percival catches the fuck out of that fluffball
  753. [00:42:58 ][castfromhp] Arthur hops up happily to take Adrienne's candy and deftly upwraps it to eat. He sits down beside you and watches the chaos the rest of the team has gotten themselves into and cheers as Percival catches the Cottonee!
  754. [00:43:08 ][@Doxy] Oh wait, the first one was a d20 roll not a d100
  755. [00:43:19 ][@Doxy] The Fluffball pops out, despite the excellently aimed ball!
  756. [00:43:46 ][castfromhp] Arthur droops a bit at seeing the fluffball break out after all but continues munching.
  757. [00:43:52 ][Percival] "Quite a persistant fluffball."
  758. [00:44:29 ][@Doxy] 1d20 anyway fairy windo
  759. [00:44:29 ][CritSenpai] anyway fairy windo: 1 [1d20=1]
  760. [00:44:41 ][@Doxy] The Fluffball blasts Percival again, but thankfully it misses!
  761. [00:45:18 ][Percival] "Poor little one, are alright?"
  762. [00:45:27 ][Percival] "Rather are you alright."
  763. [00:45:49 ][@Doxy] (Who are you addressing?)
  764. [00:46:00 ][Percival] (fluffball)
  765. [00:47:36 ][@Doxy] The Fluffball trying to knock your face off does seem rather lively, but it does not respond
  766. [00:47:50 ][@Doxy] Your turn, and then Fumu again!
  767. [00:47:58 ][Percival] "Hmph, quite a trouble hm."
  768. [00:49:11 ]* Percival has Fumu waggle her finger once more towards the Cotonee.
  769. [00:49:26 ][@Doxy] 1d20 Nuzzle!
  770. [00:49:26 ][CritSenpai] Nuzzle!: 14 [1d20=14]
  771. [00:49:29 ]* Dann- continues scratching the Helioptile, if it lets him. He tries his best to keep it calm, in spite of the chaos ranging across the rest of the cafeteria.
  772. [00:49:42 ][@Doxy] (roll damage :3)
  773. [00:50:08 ][Percival] 1d6+4
  774. [00:50:09 ][CritSenpai] 1d6+4: 7 [1d6=3]
  775. [00:50:45 ][Percival] "That sure is an adorable tactic Fumu."
  776. [00:51:12 ][@Doxy] Fumu waddles over to the flufball... and nuzzles it with its cheeks! This... does not seem to hurt it much, but it seems to have been Paralyzed!
  777. [00:53:04 ][Lucian] 1d20 Poison Sting vs Cottonee AC2
  778. [00:53:04 ][CritSenpai] Poison Sting vs Cottonee AC2: 1 [1d20=1]
  779. [00:53:10 ][Lucian] Pft
  780. [00:53:38 ][Percival] "I acknowledge your attempt at aiding, it's much appreciated still."
  781. [00:53:39 ][@Doxy] Roy pops a nearby balloon! It was annoying him!
  782. [00:53:57 ][@Doxy] 1d20 paralysis
  783. [00:53:57 ][CritSenpai] paralysis: 17 [1d20=17]
  784. [00:54:08 ][@Doxy] 1d20 absorb on Fumu
  785. [00:54:08 ][CritSenpai] absorb on Fumu: 3 [1d20=3]
  786. [00:54:21 ][@Doxy] n o p e
  787. [00:54:59 ][Percival] "What a spot of misfortune this encounter has."
  788. [00:55:02 ][@Doxy] Lucian and Percival can act; otherwise, Pokemon turns
  789. [00:55:20 ][Lucian] 1d20 Poison String again, Brutal Orders
  790. [00:55:20 ][CritSenpai] Poison String again, Brutal Orders: 18 [1d20=18]
  791. [00:55:37 ][Lucian] Crit
  792. [00:56:02 ][Lucian] 2d6+6+20 and Poisoned
  793. [00:56:02 ][CritSenpai] and Poisoned: 35 [2d6=3,6]
  794. [00:56:24 ]* Percival sees about throwing another ball towards the fluffball.
  795. [00:56:40 ][castfromhp] Arthur seems to get a bit bored of watching this fluffball fight and begins wandering the cafeteria looking for food that hasn't been destroyed in the kerfluffle here.
  796. [00:57:15 ][castfromhp] The bear finds an upturned box from the kitchen and dives in, rummaging inside.
  797. [00:57:34 ][Percival] 1d20; 1d100-1
  798. [00:57:34 ][CritSenpai] 1d20: 9 [1d20=9]; 1d100-1: 43 [1d100=44]
  799. [00:57:58 ][@Doxy] Well, Percival would go before Roy, so the Pokeball hits the Fluffball - and this time, clicks shut as it's zoop'd up.
  800. [00:58:31 ][castfromhp] After a minute, he returns to Adrienne looking quite pleased with himself and holding out some unspoiled ingredients! Surely no one will care if you take some, right? (you get 300 pokebucks worth of cooking Scrap - see pg 285 if you need a refresher)
  801. [00:59:02 ][Percival] "Well that's that at least."
  802. [00:59:09 ]* Percival turns towards the Purrlion.
  803. [00:59:21 ][Percival] "Are you alright there? The mean fluff is gone."
  804. [00:59:31 ][@Doxy] It rubs up against Percival appreciatively, purring
  805. [01:00:04 ]* Dann- , hearing the cafeteria grow more quiet, carefully attempts to scoop Helioptile up in his arms, stroking his head all the while.
  806. [01:00:54 ][Percival] "Aren't you just sweet. Want to follow me to the lab?"
  807. [01:01:00 ]* Percival leans down to pet it.
  808. [01:01:11 ][@Doxy] It lets you pet it, nodding at your question
  809. [01:01:18 ]* Lucian has quit (Quit: ChatZilla [Firefox 39.0/20150630154324])
  810. [01:02:40 ][Dann-] "Wanna head back to the lab, buddy? I'll see if I can get Professor Benedict to let you play by an outlet sometimes."
  811. [01:03:00 ][Adrienne] "Hmm..." Well... "It can't hurt." She makes a snap judgment and takes the ingredients. It goes in with her supplies, and she gives Arthur a scratch on the head. "Thanks." She notices the fighting is over and picks up the gothita before meeting up with the others.
  812. [01:03:07 ]* Percival walks back with the Purrlion and fluff in the ball.
  813. [01:03:21 ][@Doxy] The Helioptile yawns, and nods sleepily to Dann.
  814. [01:03:30 ][Percival] "Very affectionate when not being chase, sorry that happened before."
  815. [01:03:37 ][@Doxy] You've managed to subdue all the Pokemon in the area once again! With the rowdy ones caught and the other ones willing to follow, you can all head back to the lab!
  816. [01:03:45 ][@Doxy] Session 1: End!
  817. [01:03:57 ]* MasterlyPhone ( has joined #SleeplessInSequoia
  818. [01:04:14 ][Dann-] "Nice job everyone!"
  819. [01:05:13 ][Percival] "Good job! We managed to get them back fairly safely."
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