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Sequoia Session 3

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  1. [19:06:48 ][@Doxy] In the previous episode, our heroes battled Stafan the Kricketune, who had hoarded the forest's berries! After defeating him and letting the rest of the forest wigglers have their meal, our heroes got some well-deserved rest!
  2. [19:08:45 ][@Doxy] You all wake up the next morning to Loptyr squawking and causing a ruckus as he rips apart a couch in an empty cabin, strewing white fluff everywhere. After taking care of that mess, you quickly get on the road, heading towards Oceanspray City! It's another good full day of hiking, but just a bit over 24 hours later, you finally arrive.
  3. [19:09:51 ][Lucian] "I honestly expected a lot worse from him."
  4. [19:10:09 ][Percival] "...I can't imagine how more destructive three heads might be."
  5. [19:10:15 ][Dann-] "At least it wasn't a water bed."
  6. [19:10:46 ][Dann-] "...though those might deserve to be torn apart."
  7. [19:11:06 ][Adrienne] "What's wrong with water beds?"
  8. [19:12:00 ][Dann-] "They just seem so...unnecessary?"
  9. [19:12:01 ][@Doxy] Oceanspray is a bustling city, much more densely populated than St. Cascara. As everyone knows, it's also the seat of Santalune.com, a shipping website that is revolutionizing Pokemon-powered deliveries! It's founder and CEO is none other than Nena Pascal, the local gym leader. Indeed, you see quite a few Drone-Embodied Rotoms and Drifblims carrying packages overhead as you walk
  10. [19:12:01 ][@Doxy] into the city.
  11. [19:12:08 ][Percival] "They don't look comfortable in the slightest... atleast we're all out of there."
  12. [19:12:11 ][Lucian] "Don't worry, I'll have him well in hand by then."
  13. [19:12:14 ][Lucian] "...hopefully."
  14. [19:13:09 ]* Dann- snaps a couple pics on his phone camera of the Rotom and Drifblim. But especially the Rotom.
  15. [19:13:12 ][Percival] "Hm. Sure hope those pokemon don't mind being used in that manner or what they have to move."
  16. [19:14:19 ][Dann-] "Hopefully they have enough candidates that they only have to send the ones that like the idea. They also get to see cool places all the time, so it can't be too bad."
  17. [19:15:00 ][Percival] "Suppose so, it's more the idea of the... unmentionables they might carry."
  18. [19:15:13 ]* Dann- laughs, thinking about that concept.
  19. [19:15:34 ][Dann-] "I suppose that could make the trip a little more bizarre, on occasion."
  20. [19:15:41 ][Dann-] "Weren't we supposed to meet someone here?"
  21. [19:15:46 ][Lucian] "A company as large as Santalune wouldn't be able to escape public scrutiny if they were mistreating their employee Pokemon on that large a scale."
  22. [19:15:55 ]* Adrienne looks pretty impressed by the Rotom and Drifblim. Also, a little bit impressed by the city. "Yeah, someone named Moses."
  23. [19:16:08 ][Lucian] "Granted, I somehow doubt it's as squeaky clean as it might look to the public."
  24. [19:16:27 ][Percival] "Didn't the professor mention something regarding some rowdy crowd of pokemon round here as well?"
  25. [19:16:38 ][Dann-] "I'm sure a gym leader has a reputation to maintain as far as proper treatment of Pokemon as well."
  26. [19:17:03 ][Dann-] "Yes he did. I was hoping Moses might be able to direct us towards this trouble."
  27. [19:17:11 ]* Lucian shrugs, "Probably. But let's keep our minds focused on the task first."
  28. [19:17:27 ]* Lucian dials the number received and puts it on speaker phone.
  29. [19:17:44 ][Adrienne] "We need to get to the PokeCenter. It shouldn't be hard to find it."
  30. [19:17:54 ][@Doxy] The buildings are built close together and the streets are narrow; the town might have a bit of a clausterphobic feel if it wasn't for the bracing scent of the ocean nearby. You quickly find the Pokemon Center, which is on the main street, along the harbor.
  31. [19:18:20 ][Percival] "Right, it's always a fine place to check."
  32. [19:18:33 ][@Doxy] The phone picks up on the third ring. "Alo? Melon speaking~"
  33. [19:18:54 ][Adrienne] "We were also told he'd be staying at the center."
  34. [19:19:46 ][Lucian] "Hi, I assume you must be Moses."
  35. [19:20:22 ][Lucian] "We're on the way to the Pokemon Center now so I thought it prudent to call you in order to better arrange a meeting."
  36. [19:20:30 ][Lucian] "Is there any place in mind you'd like to meet?"
  37. [19:20:45 ][Lucian] "I imagine the Center lobby is busy around this time of day."
  38. [19:22:14 ][@Doxy] "That's right! And you must be Professor Benedict's new to- Aides. You're right, it's probably a bit crowded in there right now. Why don't you meet me at 'Me Sew  Sexy' across the street?"
  39. [19:23:10 ]* Lucian nods in conformation but then remembers the person on the other end can't see him so he chirps a pleasant, "Righty-o~"
  40. [19:23:37 ][Percival] "The what? There exists a place called that in this city?"
  41. [19:24:08 ]* Dann- gives a puzzled expression. "Is anyone familiar with that store? Is it a restaurant?"
  42. [19:24:27 ]* Lucian shrugs, "Well, from what I can tell it's either a tailor, a ramen shop, or an adult goods store."
  43. [19:24:45 ]* CritSenpai (~CritSenpa@Rizon-2D2B5C14.phlapa.fios.verizon.net) has joined #SleeplessInSequoia
  44. [19:24:53 ][Lucian] "Perhaps some combination thereof."
  45. [19:24:54 ][zoofman] General Education rolls!
  46. [19:24:57 ][Percival] "I severely hope he wouldn't call aides to the latter."
  47. [19:24:59 ]* Adrienne looks across the street, since they were there at the center.
  48. [19:25:10 ][Lucian] 3d6+1 Gen Edu
  49. [19:25:10 ][CritSenpai] Gen Edu: 11 [3d6=2,4,4]
  50. [19:25:16 ][Adrienne] 4d6+2 Gen Ed
  51. [19:25:16 ][CritSenpai] Gen Ed: 21 [4d6=5,6,5,3]
  52. [19:25:22 ][Percival] 2d6 gen edu
  53. [19:25:22 ][CritSenpai] gen edu: 7 [2d6=6,1]
  54. [19:25:36 ][Dann-] 2d6 Gen Edu
  55. [19:25:36 ][CritSenpai] Gen Edu: 8 [2d6=3,5]
  56. [19:26:18 ][zoofman] Of course none of the boys know what it is; Adrienne would of course know its a beauty boutique! One of the finest in the southern cities of the Region
  57. [19:27:53 ][Adrienne] "It's a boutique," she tells the others. "High quality."
  58. [19:28:26 ][Lucian] "Oh, then my guess was close, if a bit off-point."
  59. [19:28:31 ][Dann-] "Huh. Well, if it's right across the street, we could head on over."
  60. [19:29:01 ][Percival] "I suppose they might be into some fashion then if that's what it is. Much better than any of the other potentials it could've been."
  61. [19:29:24 ][@Doxy] As you walk in, you see that it's indeed a fashion store as Adrienne said. A very stylishly dressed attendant looks at you cooly, and seems to be about to ask you to leave, but a thin, tall man with dark hair and a very nice jacket intercedes.
  62. [19:30:07 ][@Doxy] "Don't worry darling, they're with me. Hello kids, I'm Moses Demetrius Melon! Nice to meet you all, I'm sure," he says, immediately turning around to inspect some hats.
  63. [19:31:12 ][Adrienne] "Hello," she responds.
  64. [19:31:50 ]* Adrienne is casting a long look around at the various items. She may as well, while they're here.
  65. [19:31:59 ][Percival] "Allo, it's nice to meet you."
  66. [19:32:03 ][Dann-] "It's a pleasure to meet you! I'm Dann." Dann says with a cheerful wave. He quickly puts his hand down when it's clear that Melon is not looking at them anymore.
  67. [19:32:38 ]* Lucian approaches the man to appraise the clothing as well. He was far from being a connoisseur of fine clothing himself but he liked to think he had a certain eye for fashion. "That's a charming accent but I can't quite place it. Where are you from, Mr. Melon?"
  68. [19:32:46 ]* StarmanTheta (StarmanThe@Rizon-B22F4600.rizonbnc.us.rizon.net) has joined #SleeplessInSequoia
  69. [19:33:56 ][@Doxy] "Oh, I'm what you'd call a world citizen! Spent a bit of time here, spend a bit of time there - you know how it is. Anyway, you lot made good time, and it's a good thing too - I don't know what I'd have done if you'd dawdled. Half the beach front is in shambles thanks to this beast. Hmm, this isn't the same black as my jacket, is it? Shame," he says putting a hat down. "I suppose
  70. [19:33:56 ][@Doxy] we ought to get down there right away - there'll be plenty of time for shopping afterwards."
  71. [19:34:01 ]* Dann- looks around the store with bewilderment. He's quite sure he's never seen most of the items in here before in his life.
  72. [19:34:38 ][Percival] "Huh... is this all to wear? I can't imagine when I would need to wear any of these things."
  73. [19:34:43 ][Dann-] "A beast you say? Isn't it just a Quagsire?"
  74. [19:35:04 ]* Dann- nods in agreement with Percival.
  75. [19:35:56 ][Lucian] "Let's not get ahead of ourselves just yet. If this Quagsire is causing as much trouble as it apparently is, I don't think we should write it off so easily."
  76. [19:36:01 ][Percival] "What sort of issues are that, beast you said, causing around here?
  77. [19:36:01 ][@Doxy] "Tsk. We're definitely coming back after all of this is done. As one of your mentors, it is my duty to instill in you all the skills a Pokemon Trainer needs - and one of those is a sense of Style!"
  78. [19:36:20 ][Adrienne] "... Let's just go to the beach already."
  79. [19:36:31 ][Lucian] "Why don't you tell us on the way, Moses?"
  80. [19:36:35 ]* Ecthel has quit (Read error: Connection reset by peer)
  81. [19:36:40 ]* Ecthel (~Obs@645D4CC6:6047DFA8:3CCF95F4:IP) has joined #SleeplessInSequoia
  82. [19:37:04 ][Percival] "You seem to have a better idea where they would be anyway."
  83. [19:37:24 ][@Doxy] "Yes, yes, let's get moving. Alright, the one with the shovel is Dann - but who are the rest of you?"
  84. [19:37:38 ][@Doxy] He begins to walk out of the shop, with a surprisingly quick stride.
  85. [19:37:59 ]* Dann- follows, chuckling to himself.
  86. [19:38:28 ]* Lucian holds out a hand as they walk, "My name is Lucian. Lucian Lavarre."
  87. [19:39:17 ]* Percival follows alongside. "I'd be Percival, it's a pleasure to meet you."
  88. [19:39:26 ]* Adrienne follows after. "I'm Adrienne."
  89. [19:40:48 ][@Doxy] As soon as he exits out into the street, a Minccino appears from somewhere in the store, and climbs up onto his shoulder. He doesn't pay it any attention as he talks. "A pleasure to meet you all. Now let's get down to business. Normal Quagsires are quite docile, helpful creatures, but this thing seems to have gone berserk. No one has been hurt, thankfully, but it knocked down the
  90. [19:40:48 ][@Doxy] wall of a restaurant on the beach boardwalk, and knocked over a lifeguard tower."
  91. [19:42:21 ][Dann-] "It's strong enough to knock down a wall of a building?? Or was that some kind of earth-type move?"
  92. [19:42:29 ][Lucian] "How large is it exactly?"
  93. [19:42:36 ][Percival] "Knocked over a wall and a tower? How could one thing get that upset."
  94. [19:43:22 ][@Doxy] "Here's another thing; most Quagsire are rather slow. This thing seems to be able to sprint with incredible speed when it needs to; it's gotten away from most scenes before first responders get there. It's... well, I haven't seen it yet, so I can't give you an exact measurement, but it's said to be quite a bit bigger than normal Quagsire."
  95. [19:44:13 ]* Lucian hums, "Do we have a map we can work with?"
  96. [19:44:27 ][Lucian] "If it's outmaneuvering even the locals, we might need to plan our approach."
  97. [19:44:59 ]* Adrienne pulls out her smartphone and uses the internet to find a map.
  98. [19:45:05 ][Dann-] "There may also be a pattern to its attacks. Maybe something here is making it angry?"
  99. [19:45:08 ][Percival] "It hasn't left the beach has it? We could try to block the exists."
  100. [19:45:18 ][@Doxy] "A good thought, friend, but I've got one better; I think I've found where it's sleeping during the day."
  101. [19:45:59 ][Lucian] "So you need our help to corner it, I presume."
  102. [19:46:38 ][@Doxy] "That's right! And to fight it, should it turn on us - I don't want to approach it alone, if it's as strong as the evidence thus far suggests."
  103. [19:47:12 ][Dann-] "Right. A cornered Pokemon should be totally manageable." Dann says, with a smirk.
  104. [19:47:36 ][Percival] "We can absolutely help with that. Hopefully it won't have the worst outcome."
  105. [19:47:38 ][Dann-] "But it sounds like a good enough plan. Let's get to it."
  106. [19:47:53 ][@Doxy] With a few more minutes of walking, Moses leads you to a small maintenance shed on the outskirts of town.
  107. [19:48:38 ][Lucian] "Is there anything we should know before we engage it?"
  108. [19:48:52 ][@Doxy] "There. That's the maintenance building for part of the city sewers. If my tracking is correct, it's been retreating here during the daytime."
  109. [19:49:25 ]* Dann- tries to recall any useful facts he's ever heard about Quagsire (for as much good as they will do against an atypical one such as this).
  110. [19:49:55 ][@Doxy] "Mhm, sadly, you know about as much as I do, now. It's big, angry, fast, and acting very unusually for a Quagsire. Be careful."
  111. [19:50:31 ][Percival] "The sewers? I have to imagine sewage surely would have effected it negatively if it's been living down there."
  112. [19:51:53 ][@Doxy] "That's certainly possible. But I thought mutated sewer creatures were more of a Unova thing?"
  113. [19:52:24 ][@Doxy] He chuckles at his own joke, and shakes his head. "Anyway... time to move in. I suggest you get your Pokemon out."
  114. [19:52:46 ][Percival] "Maybe... I still can't imagine sewage is good anything. Let's get ourselves prepared to head in."
  115. [19:54:25 ]* Adrienne releases Arthur from his ball.
  116. [19:55:27 ]* Percival opens Fumu's ball for release.
  117. [19:58:41 ]* Lucian considers his options before deciding on Loptyr. If anything, a troublemaker like his Doduo would know how to best approach the Quagsire.
  118. [20:00:05 ]* Dann- pops Stefan out into the open. "I guess you might be getting that worthy challenge sooner than I thought, Stefan."
  119. [20:02:53 ][@Doxy] You head into the small Maintenance Shed, and see the Quagsire curled up right in the middle of the floor. It opens a bloodshot eye to look at your group as you come in, and begins to stand up.
  120. [20:04:50 ][Lucian] I don't have control over Loptyr and can't enter his speed but it's 15
  121. [20:05:38 ][Dann-] "...that is a large Quagsire."
  122. [20:05:42 ]* Dann- gulps.
  123. [20:06:27 ][Percival] "That certainly is far larger than what I've heard of before."
  124. [20:07:37 ][Adrienne] "It's some kind of mega quagsire," she says under her breath.
  125. [20:08:26 ][Percival] "If this is what he's like at rest I don't want to see him much more angry."
  126. [20:08:48 ][castfromhp] The Quagsire blearily starts to waddle toward you group and pauses, sucking in air. With a roar quite unlike that of the normally peaceful species, it spews a large glob of acid at Loptyr!
  127. [20:08:50 ][@Doxy] "Let's subdue it quickly! Hit hard and fast!" Moses says with a smirk
  128. [20:08:52 ][castfromhp] 1d20 acid spray
  129. [20:08:52 ][CritSenpai] acid spray: 2 [1d20=2]
  130. [20:09:12 ][castfromhp] It misses, lucky for the bird! The Quagsire rubs the sleep out of its eyes!
  131. [20:09:57 ][@Doxy] Moses' Minccino hops up, and attacks!
  132. [20:10:01 ][@Doxy] 1d20
  133. [20:10:01 ][CritSenpai] 1d20: 12 [1d20=12]
  134. [20:10:18 ][@Doxy] 2d6+8+13
  135. [20:10:18 ][CritSenpai] 2d6+8+13: 29 [2d6=2,6]
  136. [20:11:26 ][castfromhp] The Quagsire barely registers the Mincinno and continues glaring at the large group gathered at the entrance of its sleeping hut. This time, it sprays water towards Arthur!
  137. [20:11:28 ][castfromhp] 1d20 water gun
  138. [20:11:28 ][CritSenpai] water gun: 5 [1d20=5]
  139. [20:11:43 ][castfromhp] 2d6+8+20 if that happens to actually hit
  140. [20:11:43 ][CritSenpai] if that happens to actually hit: 37 [2d6=4,5]
  141. [20:13:10 ][castfromhp] Loptyr!
  142. [20:14:16 ][castfromhp] ( btw BGM for the fight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfDdMSca1ZE )
  143. [20:14:38 ][Lucian] The bird darts in around to help distract the hulking water-type, driving in with a furious series of pecks. Priority Inspired, Excited
  144. [20:14:48 ][zoofman] Also in this room is an angry Voltorb - it seems to be here for maitenence purposes, but when the Quagsire roared, it caused a few machines to jostle around ; it fell out of its cubby.
  145. [20:14:56 ][Lucian] 1d20 AC 2 Peck
  146. [20:14:56 ][CritSenpai] AC 2 Peck: 17 [1d20=17]
  147. [20:15:06 ][castfromhp] hits!
  148. [20:15:14 ][Lucian] 2d6+22 Flying/Physical
  149. [20:15:14 ][CritSenpai] Flying/Physical: 34 [2d6=6,6]
  150. [20:15:15 ][zoofman] The Swirlix is eating literal garbage in the corner.
  151. [20:16:18 ][castfromhp] The Quagsire looks a bit more hurt by that! It seems to be waking up pretty quickly from all the excitement around it, and it looks pretty grumpy.
  152. [20:17:06 ][Dann-] Stefan steps up and delivers a rousing display, raising the morale of his allies.
  153. [20:17:14 ][Dann-] Confidence, Attack stat up for all
  154. [20:17:24 ]* Lucian scans the shed, his eyes falling onto the jostled Voltorb. "...this could get messy."
  155. [20:19:30 ][Percival] "It doesn't look as upset as... him there atleast."
  156. [20:21:13 ][zoofman] If this Voltorb had eyebrows, they'd be angry bushy ones!
  157. [20:21:40 ]* Dann- directs Stefan to attack quickly, now that everyone is ready.
  158. [20:21:45 ][Dann-] Agiliy order
  159. [20:22:06 ]* Percival orders Fumu, Arthur, and Stefan to Focus (+1 acc, +2 skill checks this round)
  160. [20:25:20 ][Adrienne] "Arthur, move up and attack the Quagsire!"
  161. [20:25:20 ][Adrienne] 1d20+2 vs AC 2+Enemy Evasion;2d6+8+15 Damage
  162. [20:25:20 ][CritSenpai] vs AC 2+Enemy Evasion: 22 [1d20=20]; Damage: 31 [2d6=3,5]
  163. [20:25:46 ][Adrienne] 2d6
  164. [20:25:46 ][CritSenpai] 2d6: 5 [2d6=1,4]
  165. [20:27:26 ][castfromhp] Well, THAT got its attention. Arthur's well-placed attack cuts a gash across the Quagsire's chest, causing it to ooze viscous blood. It lets out an unnaturally pained roar and glares at the bear.
  166. [20:27:38 ][Lucian] 3d6+1 Charm
  167. [20:27:38 ][CritSenpai] Charm: 12 [3d6=1,4,6]
  168. [20:27:44 ]* Lucian sizes up the situation and decides to head directly into the fray with the intent of minimizing any damage the angered Voltorb might cause.
  169. [20:29:02 ][@Doxy] The Voltorb looks up at Lucian with <3 eyes
  170. [20:29:19 ]* Lucian smiles uncomfortably, maybe this worked a little too well.
  171. [20:29:42 ][castfromhp] The angered beast rears up and bellows at Arthur, attempting to blow him away with a gush of water in the process.
  172. [20:29:45 ][castfromhp] 1d20 water gun ac 2
  173. [20:29:45 ][CritSenpai] water gun ac 2: 20 [1d20=20]
  174. [20:30:02 ][castfromhp] 4d6+16+20 I'm so sorry
  175. [20:30:02 ][CritSenpai] I'm so sorry: 52 [4d6=2,6,3,5]
  176. [20:30:03 ][Percival] "Heh, better it likes you than being upset."
  177. [20:33:58 ]* Percival orders Fumu to waggle her finger in the direction of the fierce mudfish.
  178. [20:34:30 ][Adrienne] 2d6 vs 3
  179. [20:34:30 ][CritSenpai] vs 3: 2 [2d6=1,1]
  180. [20:35:53 ]* Percival has Fumu Work herself into a better state of mind.
  181. [20:35:54 ][castfromhp] You slip in a puddle of water and fall on your butt!
  182. [20:35:55 ][@Doxy] Adrienne tries to move in front of Arthur, but the Quagsire is just took quick!
  183. [20:36:56 ][castfromhp] This Quagsire is confused at Lucian making weird kissy faces at this Voltorb! It puffs up its cheeks and barfs a deluge of mud in his direction.
  184. [20:37:06 ][castfromhp] 1d20 mud bomb ac 4
  185. [20:37:06 ][CritSenpai] mud bomb ac 4: 10 [1d20=10]
  186. [20:37:12 ][Lucian] Hit
  187. [20:37:18 ][castfromhp] 2d10+10+20 special ground
  188. [20:37:18 ][CritSenpai] special ground: 39 [2d10=4,5]
  189. [20:38:31 ][@Doxy] Nvm Adrienne TOTALLY manages to get in front of the burst of water, switching places with Arthur!
  190. [20:38:37 ][castfromhp] It then decides it IS tired of this Minccino after all and tries to push it off with a jet of water!
  191. [20:38:40 ][castfromhp] 1d20 water gun ac 2
  192. [20:38:40 ][CritSenpai] water gun ac 2: 2 [1d20=2]
  193. [20:38:54 ][castfromhp] But misses the tiny scarfmon.
  194. [20:39:35 ][Lucian] Lucian only barely reacts to the mud bomb in time, turning his body around in vain in order to avoid the worst of the attack. He slams against the nearby container and struggles back to his feet, now on the look out in case the thing tries to attack him again.
  195. [20:39:42 ][Dann-] "Get in their and help everyone with a Shoulder Slasher, Stefan!"
  196. [20:40:15 ][Dann-] 1d20+1 Fury Cutter AC 3
  197. [20:40:15 ][CritSenpai] Fury Cutter AC 3: 15 [1d20=14]
  198. [20:40:31 ][castfromhp] Hits!
  199. [20:40:31 ][Dann-] 2d6+8+22 Bug physical
  200. [20:40:31 ][CritSenpai] Bug physical: 37 [2d6=1,6]
  201. [20:41:18 ][@Doxy] The Minccino follows up on Stefan's attack with another pound!
  202. [20:41:19 ][@Doxy] 1d20
  203. [20:41:19 ][CritSenpai] 1d20: 5 [1d20=5]
  204. [20:41:29 ][Lucian] Priority Quick Attack
  205. [20:41:38 ][@Doxy] 2d6+8+13
  206. [20:41:38 ][CritSenpai] 2d6+8+13: 26 [2d6=4,1]
  207. [20:41:50 ][@Doxy] Ok, roll it Lucian
  208. [20:42:08 ][Lucian] Loptyr capitalizes on the onslaught with a series of rapid kicks.
  209. [20:42:13 ][Lucian] 1d20 AC2 Quick Attack
  210. [20:42:13 ][CritSenpai] AC2 Quick Attack: 9 [1d20=9]
  211. [20:42:17 ][castfromhp] Hits!
  212. [20:42:33 ][Lucian] 2d6+24 Flying/Physical
  213. [20:42:33 ][CritSenpai] Flying/Physical: 28 [2d6=2,2]
  214. [20:44:15 ][castfromhp] The combination of successive attacks leaves the Quagsire looking quite woozy and worn out. Just as it seems like it's about to collapse, however, it suddenly straightens up and bellows to the ceiling, shaking the room and sending blood and spittle flying in the air. It then squats down and LEAPS high into the air before crashing down on the leftmost water pipe in the maintenance room and zips away with amazing speed.
  215. [20:44:39 ][castfromhp] You can hear it rattle and clang against the pipe walls as it retreats.
  216. [20:45:11 ][Lucian] Too late to chuck a ball at it?
  217. [20:45:14 ][@Doxy] "Wow... how's it so fast?"
  218. [20:45:19 ][Percival] "It's gone?"
  219. [20:45:24 ][@Doxy] (yes2late)
  220. [20:45:36 ][Percival] "Is... everybody mostly alright?"
  221. [20:45:37 ][Dann-] "...that is a fast Quagsire."
  222. [20:45:40 ][@Doxy] Moses leans down to peer into the pipe.
  223. [20:45:51 ][@Doxy] "Well, you kids better go after it."
  224. [20:45:58 ]* Adrienne half-collapses from the water gun. "Owww..."
  225. [20:46:03 ][@Doxy] "I'll wait here to make sure it doesn't give you the run around."
  226. [20:46:21 ]* Lucian nods as he sprays a potion onto the blisters on his arm, "We'll chase after it then."
  227. [20:46:25 ][Percival] "Suppose so, hopefully it won't cause too much more damage."
  228. [20:46:37 ][@Doxy] "And because I'm not going into the sewers with this jacket. This outfit is far too valuable."
  229. [20:46:44 ][Lucian] "Give us a ring if it returns to its lair."
  230. [20:47:24 ]* Lucian binds his wounds up to prevent sewage from leaking into any open cuts and peers into the pipe himself.
  231. [20:47:31 ][Adrienne] "It's just a jacket," she half-snaps at Moses, spraying herself and Arthur with a potion.
  232. [20:47:41 ][Percival] "...sure hope that's not why you asked us to go after it. Regardless that one can't stay on the loose like this."
  233. [20:47:59 ][Lucian] "It's fine. Somebody needs to stay behind anyway...besides, just be glad he didn't pull rank," he jokes
  234. [20:48:23 ][@Doxy] "It's true!"
  235. [20:49:01 ][Dann-] "Well, we'd best get going if want to catch it! Are you all ok?" Dann asks, looking at Lucian, Adrienne, and Arthur.
  236. [20:49:28 ]* Dann- walks over as he says this, takes one look at the exposed sewer, and jumps straight in.
  237. [20:49:30 ][Percival] "You certainly took a hit from the biggun."
  238. [20:49:34 ][Dann-] *if we
  239. [20:49:51 ]* Adrienne also feeds Arthur an oran preserve just in case. "I think I'll be fine," she says to and Percival. "Arthur is probably fine too, aren't you?"
  240. [20:50:10 ][@Doxy] Arthur smiles broadly, giving Adrienne a thumbs up!
  241. [20:50:48 ]* Adrienne nods. "Alright, let's go after the Quagsire."
  242. [20:51:08 ][@Doxy] After everyone takes a second to heal up, you all head down the narrow, grimy pipe. You can see why Moses didn't want to come in here; by the time you emerge into the hallway of the maintenance tunnels, you're all covered in foul grime.
  243. [20:51:28 ][castfromhp] You follow the sounds of As you emerge into the larger stony tunnel, you see the Quagsire simmering at the bottom of the stream of water running through this tunnel, along with a couple agitated and panicked Pokemon nearby.
  244. [20:51:53 ][Percival] "Alright nobody would want to go through that no matter how disheveled they are."
  245. [20:52:38 ]* Dann- laughs, wiping his hands on any small sections of his clothing that are still clean.
  246. [20:52:45 ][Adrienne] "Ugh, I'm going to need three showers for this," she agrees with Percival.
  247. [20:53:02 ][Dann-] "Not too different from digging in the rain, really."
  248. [20:53:15 ]* Dann- nods in an attempt at a sage expression.
  249. [20:55:57 ][castfromhp] The Mudfish is both surprised and incredibly displeased to see all of you have followed it. It scoops up and flings raw sewage over at Dann!
  250. [20:56:02 ][castfromhp] 1d20 mud bomb
  251. [20:56:02 ][CritSenpai] mud bomb: 11 [1d20=11]
  252. [20:56:11 ][castfromhp] 2d10+10+20 ground special
  253. [20:56:11 ][CritSenpai] ground special: 39 [2d10=4,5]
  254. [20:56:16 ][castfromhp] (AC 4 btw)
  255. [20:57:49 ][@Doxy] The Rattata moves up, ramming into Stefan!
  256. [20:57:50 ][@Doxy] 1d20
  257. [20:57:50 ][CritSenpai] 1d20: 15 [1d20=15]
  258. [20:57:54 ][@Doxy] 2d6+8+12 Phys
  259. [20:57:54 ][CritSenpai] Phys: 26 [2d6=2,4]
  260. [20:57:58 ][@Doxy] (AC2)
  261. [20:59:16 ]* Dann- attempts to dodge to the side, but is still knocked off his feet by the blow.
  262. [20:59:44 ][Lucian] 1d20 Peck AC 2
  263. [20:59:45 ][CritSenpai] Peck AC 2: 10 [1d20=10]
  264. [20:59:52 ][Lucian] 2d6+22 Flying/Physical
  265. [20:59:53 ][CritSenpai] Flying/Physical: 31 [2d6=6,3]
  266. [21:00:19 ][castfromhp] Seeing the bird approach, the Quagsire slams a fin down into the water, sending a liquid blade at Loptyr!
  267. [21:00:19 ][castfromhp] 1d20 water gun ac 2; 2d6+8+20 damage if hits
  268. [21:00:19 ][CritSenpai] water gun ac 2: 2 [1d20=2]; damage if hits: 35 [2d6=3,4]
  269. [21:01:16 ]* SuikoGM is now known as Kaingaskhan
  270. [21:02:21 ][Dann-] "Get in their and cut him up, Stefan!"
  271. [21:03:06 ][Dann-] Stefan brushes right by the small rat Pokemon and leaps at the Quagsire while swinging a vicious claw.
  272. [21:03:54 ][Dann-] 1d20 Fury Cutter AC 3
  273. [21:03:54 ][CritSenpai] Fury Cutter AC 3: 1 [1d20=1]
  274. [21:04:25 ][castfromhp] The Quagsire knocks away the blow with a fin, glaring at the bug!
  275. [21:06:22 ][@Doxy] The Trubbish surrounds itself with stinky spikes, hoping to keep the intruders away
  276. [21:06:44 ][@Doxy] TRAINER BLOCK
  277. [21:06:58 ]* Lucian rushes toward Dann and sprays a sterile smelling concoction from his bag over the wounds after wiping the grime away.
  278. [21:07:46 ]* Dann- grunts from the sting, but manages a smile at Lucian, "Thanks!"
  279. [21:07:58 ][Lucian] "Don't mention it."
  280. [21:10:19 ]* Percival attempts to coax the far away Shellos close to ensure its safety. "chkchkchk, over here, it's far safer here."
  281. [21:10:25 ][Percival] 3d6 charm
  282. [21:10:25 ][CritSenpai] charm: 13 [3d6=6,2,5]
  283. [21:10:53 ][castfromhp] By the way, you can stand on the wooden boards in the water, but they do look rather unsturdy.
  284. [21:12:30 ][@Doxy] The Shellos seems to take note, Percival!
  285. [21:13:05 ][Dann-] "Show him the true meaning of speed, Stefan!"
  286. [21:13:11 ][Dann-] Agility order
  287. [21:14:12 ]* Adrienne decides to risk it. "Arthur, move up there and leer at it!"
  288. [21:14:12 ][Adrienne] 1d20+2 vs AC 2
  289. [21:14:12 ][CritSenpai] vs AC 2: 14 [1d20=12]
  290. [21:14:24 ][castfromhp] Hits! The Quagsire looks ever so slightly cowed by the bear.
  291. [21:14:27 ][castfromhp] Stefan's attempt at slicing up the giant salamander makes it even angrier! It lashes out with a concentrated spout of water!
  292. [21:14:27 ][castfromhp] 1d20 water gun ac 2; 2d6+8+20 damage if hits
  293. [21:14:27 ][CritSenpai] water gun ac 2: 1 [1d20=1]; damage if hits: 39 [2d6=6,5]
  294. [21:14:42 ][Dann-] Stefan attempts to block part of the blow with his blades
  295. [21:14:43 ][Dann-] Bide
  296. [21:14:53 ][Dann-] Oh wait, it didn't hit, nevermind
  297. [21:15:23 ][castfromhp] Yup, in its anger, the Quagsire misses entirely! Fumu's up!
  298. [21:16:52 ]* Percival then orders Fumu to wave her finger in the general direction of the Quagsire.
  299. [21:17:57 ][Percival] 1d20+1 stone edge
  300. [21:17:57 ][CritSenpai] stone edge: 5 [1d20=4]
  301. [21:18:16 ][castfromhp] The speedy Quagsire dives underwater and out of the way of the sudden huge chunk of rock flying at it!
  302. [21:18:32 ][castfromhp] Trying again, this time the Quagsire spits acid over the mustachebug!
  303. [21:18:32 ][castfromhp] 1d20 acid spray; 1d8+6+20 if hits
  304. [21:18:32 ][CritSenpai] acid spray: 18 [1d20=18]; if hits: 29 [1d8=3]
  305. [21:18:39 ][castfromhp] and -2 sp def CS
  306. [21:18:46 ][Dann-] Bide!
  307. [21:19:04 ][Dann-] Stefan crosses his blades in front of his chest and takes the blow.
  308. [21:19:37 ][@Doxy] The Shellos swims away from the action, not wanting to be hit in the crossfire.
  309. [21:19:48 ][castfromhp] The Quagsire takes that as a challenge! It follows up with a jet of water!
  310. [21:19:51 ][castfromhp] 1d20 water gun
  311. [21:19:51 ][CritSenpai] water gun: 12 [1d20=12]
  312. [21:19:58 ][castfromhp] 2d6+8+20
  313. [21:19:58 ][CritSenpai] 2d6+8+20: 36 [2d6=5,3]
  314. [21:20:25 ][Lucian] Priority Quick Attack
  315. [21:20:42 ][Lucian] Oh, I declared that a little late
  316. [21:20:51 ][Lucian] Loptyr continues on his warpath, taking a standing leap from the ledge of the bank in order to soar over the water to land a series of kicks on the Quagsire's head before falling into the pool.
  317. [21:20:54 ][Lucian] 1d20 AC 2 Quick Attack
  318. [21:20:54 ][CritSenpai] AC 2 Quick Attack: 4 [1d20=4]
  319. [21:21:12 ][castfromhp] The Quagsire splashes water in the birds' eyes and dodges out of the way!
  320. [21:21:24 ][@Doxy] Loptyr just does the 'falling into the pool' part
  321. [21:21:57 ][@Doxy] The Rattata angrily dives at Percival!
  322. [21:22:02 ][@Doxy] 1d20 tackle
  323. [21:22:02 ][CritSenpai] tackle: 13 [1d20=13]
  324. [21:22:18 ][@Doxy] 2d6+10+12 physical
  325. [21:22:19 ][CritSenpai] physical: 30 [2d6=2,6]
  326. [21:22:30 ][castfromhp] Angrymander is quite upset that it still hasn't touched this bird at all and spews water at Loptyr!
  327. [21:22:32 ][castfromhp] 1d20 water gun
  328. [21:22:32 ][CritSenpai] water gun: 8 [1d20=8]
  329. [21:22:36 ][Lucian] Hit
  330. [21:22:39 ][castfromhp] 2d6+8+20
  331. [21:22:39 ][CritSenpai] 2d6+8+20: 31 [2d6=1,2]
  332. [21:24:49 ][@Doxy] The Trubbish moves away a bit; Trainer turns again!
  333. [21:25:06 ][Lucian] 1d20 AC6 Pokeball on Rattata
  334. [21:25:06 ][CritSenpai] AC6 Pokeball on Rattata: 10 [1d20=10]
  335. [21:25:20 ][@Doxy] hitto
  336. [21:25:26 ][Lucian] 1d100-1
  337. [21:25:26 ][CritSenpai] 1d100-1: 54 [1d100=55]
  338. [21:25:27 ][Dann-] "Stefan!" Dann cries out, worriedly, before recalling him. "Let's finish what he started, Winston!"
  339. [21:27:05 ][Dann-] Brutal order to Winston
  340. [21:27:23 ][@Doxy] Lucian, your ball hits the Rattata, zooping it in! Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, click!
  341. [21:27:27 ]* Percival disengages then throws a ball towards the Shellos to ensure its safety.
  342. [21:27:34 ][Percival] 1d20 throw
  343. [21:27:34 ][CritSenpai] throw: 15 [1d20=15]
  344. [21:27:49 ][@Doxy] hitto
  345. [21:27:50 ]* Lucian leaves the ball where it is, glad to have removed one dangerous element from the fight.
  346. [21:28:07 ][Percival] 1d100-1
  347. [21:28:07 ][CritSenpai] 1d100-1: 14 [1d100=15]
  348. [21:28:23 ][Adrienne] "Arthur, go! Let's try and finish this!"
  349. [21:28:23 ][Adrienne] 1d20+2 vs AC 2+Evasion;2d6+8+15
  350. [21:28:23 ][CritSenpai] vs AC 2+Evasion: 8 [1d20=6]; 2d6+8+15: 26 [2d6=1,2]
  351. [21:28:41 ][@Doxy] The Shellos is quickly drawn into the ball; it doesn't even roll once before simply clicking shut.
  352. [21:29:24 ][castfromhp] The Quagsire is getting more and more worn down! It dives down and scoops up a chunk of mud that it flings at the bear in retaliation!
  353. [21:29:24 ][castfromhp] 1d20 mud bomb ac 4; 2d10+10+20 damage if hits
  354. [21:29:24 ][CritSenpai] mud bomb ac 4: 3 [1d20=3]; damage if hits: 37 [2d10=1,6]
  355. [21:29:28 ][castfromhp] It misses!
  356. [21:29:33 ][castfromhp] Fumu!
  357. [21:30:57 ]* Percival orders Fumu to move her best in the water and to Charm the Quagsire.
  358. [21:31:05 ][Percival] 1d20+1 charm ac 2
  359. [21:31:05 ][CritSenpai] charm ac 2: 8 [1d20=7]
  360. [21:31:34 ][castfromhp] (this thing hasn't used a single Physical attack at all so far btw)
  361. [21:31:38 ][castfromhp] (feel free to change your action)
  362. [21:31:58 ][Percival] (i only have growl, charm, metronome)
  363. [21:32:28 ][Percival] (it's the best I can do)
  364. [21:33:09 ][@Doxy] (fair enough)
  365. [21:34:04 ][castfromhp] The Quagsire looks quite agitated by all these Pokemon swarming around it. It dives down, and the water around it churns into a raging torrent!
  366. [21:34:07 ][Lucian] Priority Quick Attack
  367. [21:34:24 ][castfromhp] Fumu, Winston, Arthur, and Loptyr are put into a Vortex! (go ahead and roll your QUick attack first)
  368. [21:34:35 ][Lucian] 1d20 AC 2
  369. [21:34:35 ][CritSenpai] AC 2: 14 [1d20=14]
  370. [21:34:45 ][Lucian] 2d6+22 Normal/Physical
  371. [21:34:45 ][CritSenpai] Normal/Physical: 31 [2d6=6,3]
  372. [21:36:27 ][castfromhp] The Quagsire is definitely slowing down under the constant assault.
  373. [21:37:14 ][castfromhp] It then flings mud toward the bear again!
  374. [21:37:17 ][castfromhp] 1d20 mud bomb ac 4
  375. [21:37:17 ][CritSenpai] mud bomb ac 4: 8 [1d20=8]
  376. [21:37:25 ][castfromhp] 2d10+10+20 if that hits
  377. [21:37:25 ][CritSenpai] if that hits: 42 [2d10=5,7]
  378. [21:38:02 ][castfromhp] And then another water gun at Loptyr!
  379. [21:38:04 ][castfromhp] 1d20 ac 2
  380. [21:38:04 ][CritSenpai] ac 2: 18 [1d20=18]
  381. [21:38:07 ][Lucian] Hit
  382. [21:38:11 ][Lucian] And KOd for sure
  383. [21:38:12 ][castfromhp] 2d6+8+20
  384. [21:38:12 ][CritSenpai] 2d6+8+20: 36 [2d6=3,5]
  385. [21:39:45 ][Adrienne] Arthur gets KO'd by the mud bomb.
  386. [21:39:56 ]* Lucian digs into his bag and pulls out yet another Pokeball, eager to take the Water-type out of the fight before it can cause more damage.
  387. [21:39:59 ][Lucian] 1d20+1 AC 6
  388. [21:39:59 ][CritSenpai] AC 6: 4 [1d20=3]
  389. [21:40:02 ][Lucian] Gross
  390. [21:40:25 ][Lucian] "Everybody, get your Pokeballs out."
  391. [21:40:25 ][castfromhp] Gross sewer smells are throwing off Lucian's aim
  392. [21:40:43 ][Lucian] "It's weak now. We might be able to stop it now before it can run off again!"
  393. [21:41:39 ]* Percival calls out to Fumu, Rami, and Winston to Focus (+1 acc, +2 skill checks for the round
  394. [21:42:56 ]* Dann- withdraws a Pokeball, "I guess it's worth a shot." He then chucks it at the behemoth.
  395. [21:43:02 ]* Adrienne recalls Arthur and sends out Rami, following the suggestion to try hitting it with a pokeball. Meanwhile, she tells Rami to attack the Quagsire from range.
  396. [21:43:14 ][Dann-] 1d20
  397. [21:43:14 ][CritSenpai] 1d20: 3 [1d20=3]
  398. [21:43:22 ][Adrienne] 1d20 AC 6 ball;1d20+2 Poison Sting
  399. [21:43:22 ][CritSenpai] AC 6 ball: 4 [1d20=4]; Poison Sting: 10 [1d20=8]
  400. [21:43:37 ][castfromhp] The poison sting hits!
  401. [21:43:51 ][@Doxy] In this episode: teenagers throw valuable pokeballs literally into the sewer
  402. [21:43:54 ][Adrienne] 1d8+6+13 Poison Physical
  403. [21:43:54 ][CritSenpai] Poison Physical: 24 [1d8=5]
  404. [21:44:53 ][castfromhp] It yells and plucks out the poisoned barb that was shot at it, glaring at the snake. The Quagsire disengages from Winson and shoots water at it!
  405. [21:45:01 ][castfromhp] er at the snake. rami
  406. [21:45:03 ][castfromhp] 1d20 ac 2
  407. [21:45:03 ][CritSenpai] ac 2: 7 [1d20=7]
  408. [21:45:13 ][castfromhp] 2d6+8+20
  409. [21:45:13 ][CritSenpai] 2d6+8+20: 38 [2d6=5,5]
  410. [21:47:19 ][Dann-] Despite being tossed around by the churning vortex, Wintson paddles forward and slams his icy body into the menace.
  411. [21:47:28 ][Dann-] 1d20+1 Freezer struggle
  412. [21:47:28 ][CritSenpai] Freezer struggle: 2 [1d20=1]
  413. [21:47:40 ][castfromhp] Misses! Fumu!
  414. [21:48:20 ]* Percival orders Fumu to once again waggle her finger in the general direction of the Quagsire.
  415. [21:48:39 ][Percival] !tick
  416. [21:48:39 ][CritSenpai] Tick tock tick tock!  Metronome! You used Steam Eruption!
  417. [21:50:11 ][Percival] 1d20+1 acc
  418. [21:50:11 ][CritSenpai] acc: 20 [1d20=19]
  419. [21:50:39 ][Percival] 3d10+10+8
  420. [21:50:39 ][CritSenpai] 3d10+10+8: 33 [3d10=4,9,2]
  421. [21:51:06 ][castfromhp] The Quagsire screams in pain as it's burned by scalding water! It further disengages and desperatel sprays acid toward Fumu!
  422. [21:51:09 ][castfromhp] 1d20 acid spray
  423. [21:51:09 ][CritSenpai] acid spray: 3 [1d20=3]
  424. [21:51:40 ][Percival] (miss if it's ac 2)
  425. [21:51:44 ][castfromhp] Presumably misses! And then the Quagsire collapses in a heap.
  426. [21:52:09 ][castfromhp] And sinks below the water with a pained blurble
  427. [21:52:28 ][Dann-] "Way to go Fumu!"
  428. [21:52:43 ]* Lucian breathes out a sigh of relief before pulling out his phone and dialling Moses, "This is Lucian. We've knocked out the Quagsire. Should we pull it out of the water for capture or come back to the shed?"
  429. [21:52:57 ]* Adrienne exhales. "That thing was brutal."
  430. [21:53:12 ][Percival] "Nice job! That might have overdone it but it's atleast out."
  431. [21:53:44 ]* Dann- looks at the tiny egg-mon with wonder. "How did she even do that?"
  432. [21:53:59 ][@Doxy] Moses picks up on the first ring. "Nice job! Get out of there; I have Pokemon Control on standby to drag it out, now that it's unconscious."
  433. [21:54:46 ][Dann-] "Good job, Winst." Dann recalls Winston and pops the unconscious Stefan out, in order to revive him with a potion.
  434. [21:54:48 ]* Lucian nods and gestures toward everyone, "Let's finish up here and head back. Pokemon Control will be on their way to capture the Quagsire."
  435. [21:55:13 ][Percival] "I'm not sure really, she just chooses what she likes most. Oh, no need to drag him out the water then?"
  436. [21:55:13 ][Dann-] "Hey Stefan, you all right?"
  437. [21:55:37 ]* Lucian shakes his head, "Nah, looks like the authorities have it under control now."
  438. [21:55:52 ]* Dann- instructs Stefan to retrieve the Pokeballs from the water, after making sure he's ok.
  439. [21:55:53 ][castfromhp] With a potion, it'll take 10 minutes or so for Stefan to wake up!
  440. [21:55:57 ][Dann-] Oh
  441. [21:55:58 ][Dann-] oops
  442. [21:56:07 ][Dann-] In that case, can I not waste it
  443. [21:56:13 ][Dann-] Since we're probably hitting a center next?
  444. [21:56:26 ][@Doxy] yuh
  445. [21:56:30 ][Adrienne] "Rami," Adrienne calls out, holding up a pokeball. "There's a few of these lying underwater, could you try getting them?"
  446. [21:56:34 ][Lucian] He returns Loptyr and leads the others out of the sewers with his flashlight. "I'll do some check ups before we head back to the Center to wash up. They're probably fine though."
  447. [21:56:34 ]* Dann- dives into the water to find the Pokeballs.
  448. [21:57:16 ][Lucian] "And if anything /is/ the matter, I'm sure the nurses on staff can take care of him."
  449. [21:57:16 ][castfromhp] Between Dann and Rami, you all manage to retrieve the balls you so carelessly threw into the sewer!
  450. [21:57:22 ][@Doxy] And Dann's balls grew three sizes that day
  451. [21:57:23 ][Percival] "Make sure you don't breath down there."
  452. [21:58:34 ][@Doxy] After Dann and Rami go SEWER DIVING, you get back up to the Maintenance Shed where Moses is waiting for you.
  453. [21:58:55 ]* Lucian greets Moses with an awkward smile on his face when he pokes his head out of the pipe, "...I think I'll take you up on that clothes shopping you offered."
  454. [21:59:10 ][Lucian] "AFTER I've cleaned up, of course."
  455. [21:59:20 ][@Doxy] "Yes. Yes, you all will, I insist. Definitely pulling rank on this one."
  456. [21:59:32 ]* Adrienne makes a note to reward Rami later. Coming out of the sewer, she looks and smells completely awful. "I hate this," she says.
  457. [21:59:56 ][Percival] "I doubt that mudfish will be bothering people now atleast."
  458. [22:00:32 ][@Doxy] "That's good, Adrienne. Put that hate right in the middle of your heart. Kindle it with every annoyance; let your hate warm you on cold nights."
  459. [22:00:41 ]* Dann- removes his boots and dumps the excess filth back into the open pipe, "Y'all don't get dirty too often, do you?" He grins, obnoxiously.
  460. [22:00:46 ][Lucian] "They'll probably send the Pokemon to Quagsire for Professor Benedict to study."
  461. [22:00:52 ][@Doxy] "But for now, let's just go hose you all off on the beach."
  462. [22:01:03 ]* Lucian laughs, "Looks like he's got another Satan on his hands now."
  463. [22:01:07 ][Percival] "...he'll get a kick out of that big guy."
  464. [22:01:13 ]* Adrienne gives Moses a really dubious look.
  465. [22:01:41 ][Dann-] "The beach?! Let's go!"
  466. [22:01:52 ]* Dann- hefts his shovel eagerly.
  467. [22:02:28 ][Percival] "Oh boy, somewhere that's not flithly, I could get behind that."
  468. [22:02:33 ]* Lucian gives Adrienne a sympathetic look, "I think what he means is," and he gestures at the broken shed and all the grime on their bodies, "this is more or less what you've signed up for."
  469. [22:02:34 ][Adrienne] "Dann, I like the wilderness, and mountains."
  470. [22:02:46 ][Adrienne] "I'm fine with that. The sewers are disgusting."
  471. [22:02:47 ][Lucian] "So you'd better get used to it."
  472. [22:03:29 ]* Tupac (~weed@Rizon-1A5D5BED.hsd1.pa.comcast.net) has joined #SleeplessInSequoia
  473. [22:03:33 ][Dann-] "Eh, one kind of dirty is just the same as another to me. But to each their own."
  474. [22:03:35 ][@Doxy] Moses isn't joking about the 'hosing off'; there's a hose hooked up to a fire hydrant on the edge of the board walk.
  475. [22:03:53 ][Dann-] "Can't we just go swimming?" Dann asks sorrowfully.
  476. [22:04:11 ]* Lucian lets Loptyr loose as well, knowing just how filthy the satan's feathers would be after diving into the gunk.
  477. [22:04:31 ][Lucian] "I'd rather not contaminate the beach. Maybe after we hose off."
  478. [22:04:57 ][Percival] "I care not how you do it but, just remove this grime, it's going to scare so many things off."
  479. [22:05:05 ]* Adrienne releases Rami and the unconscious Arthur so they can get clean too.
  480. [22:05:06 ][Percival] "Including people."
  481. [22:05:21 ]* Percival releases Fumu after seeing she swam in the waters.
  482. [22:05:55 ]* Dann- sighs when it becomes clear that swimming is not on the agenda, and pops Stefan and Winston out onto the boardwalk.
  483. [22:05:55 ][@Doxy] You all manage to get relatively clean... cleaner, at least... through whichever method you choose.
  484. [22:06:32 ]* superblazed has quit (Ping timeout: 240 seconds)
  485. [22:07:14 ]* Lucian removes his shirt and coat and drapes it over Loptyr's back to dry before looking to Moses, "Before we debrief, maybe we should book some rooms at the Center and get something to eat."
  486. [22:07:50 ][@Doxy] "Already done; the first part at least. Go shower and get a chance of clothes, and I'll meet you in the lobby at 6."
  487. [22:08:21 ]* Lucian nods his thanks and heads to the Center to shower and drop off his things.
  488. [22:08:31 ][Percival] "Thanks for your assistance as well, we appreciate it. We'll be sure to be on time."
  489. [22:09:33 ]* Dann- pops Kai out to tell him about the epic battle. He then heads towards the Center alongside Kai, carrying Winston.
  490. [22:09:48 ][Adrienne] "Seeya," she says to Moses before she leaves to get clean.
  491. [22:10:07 ]* Dann- describes the battle with a significantly more...theatrical quality.
  492. [22:11:32 ]* Percival leaves to the room to clean himself and his pokemon off a bit more.
  493. [22:11:35 ][@Doxy] AHEM, moving ON
  494. [22:13:19 ][@Doxy] You meet in the lobby later that evening. Moses is dressed in a different, but equally stylish outfit.
  495. [22:13:50 ]* Dann- has an incredibly similar outfit on. No one is certain that it isn't just the same outfit. But it doesn't smell, at least.
  496. [22:14:01 ][Percival] 1d3 curiousity
  497. [22:14:01 ][CritSenpai] curiousity: 3 [1d3=3]
  498. [22:14:58 ][Lucian] Lucian has dressed down considerably, now in a plain t-shirt and shorts. If he's at all intimidated by Moses' raw style it doesn't show on his face.
  499. [22:15:32 ][@Doxy] "Alright kids! I have a gift for you!"
  500. [22:15:46 ][@Doxy] He hands each of you an envelope.
  501. [22:16:11 ][Percival] "mm? Oh. Thank you very much."
  502. [22:16:31 ]* Lucian takes the envelope as he sits down, waiting for everybody else to open theirs before checking out the contents of his own.
  503. [22:16:39 ][@Doxy] You open the envelopes to find a receipt for 3k, which has been deposited into your accounts. Yay! Also, you gain a Trainer Level!
  504. [22:17:47 ]* Adrienne is dressed in jeans and a short-sleeved shirt, red hair in a ponytail. "Thanks," she says to Moses.
  505. [22:17:50 ][Percival] "How'd you fit a [Trainer Level] in here?"
  506. [22:18:04 ][Dann-] "Wow, thanks! To what do we owe this gift?"
  507. [22:18:20 ][@Doxy] "That's from Professor Benedict, for completing your first assignment. Now we need to get you MY gift~" he announces, clapping his hands together in excitement.
  508. [22:18:58 ]* Lucian braces for it, no doubt they'd be pulled into whatever whirlwind Moses considered fun.
  509. [22:19:23 ]* Adrienne doesn't seem particularly excited at the idea of Moses' surprise gift.
  510. [22:19:33 ][Percival] "Oh, that's very nice of you. I'm sure it's nice."
  511. [22:20:03 ]* Dann- waits with baited breath.
  512. [22:21:27 ][@Doxy] "I know JUST which stores I need to take each of you! We'll have to go to Cheeky Chic, and Boutique de Kalos, and Skin Tight - oh and From the Spectrum for Adrienne, and I think Lucian could pull off some outfits I saw in Bunneary Boutique, and Percival is pretty tall, so maybe we should go to iHeart Fashion too..."
  513. [22:22:19 ]* Lucian laughs out loud, "Looks like you've got a whole day planned out for us."
  514. [22:22:24 ][Lucian] "Or, several days even."
  515. [22:23:38 ]* Dann- scratches his head with a bewildered expression, "I don't suppose there will be time to go to the beach, in the end?..."
  516. [22:24:14 ][Adrienne] "It all sounds expensive," she says out loud.
  517. [22:24:24 ][@Doxy] "You can go to the beach tomorrow! Actually, as I understand it, there's a festial there tomorrow. There's a Triathlon for Trainers which involves battling - could be good practice for you guys, if you want to take on the gym here."
  518. [22:24:27 ][Percival] "That... that's a lot of places to go."
  519. [22:24:39 ][Percival] "Huh, that does sound good though."
  520. [22:24:49 ][zoofman] A nurse approaches your group, holding a clip board close to his chest.  He looks perplexed.  "Excuse me, are you Professor Benedict's aides?  The ones who dealt with the Quagsire that was causing a disturbance by the beach?"
  521. [22:25:12 ][Dann-] "Yes sir."
  522. [22:25:13 ][Lucian] "A triathlon? I think I'd be in tha-oh, that would be us, yes."
  523. [22:25:17 ]* Adrienne nods. "We are."
  524. [22:25:17 ][Percival] "that would be us miss.
  525. [22:25:25 ]* Lucian has a concerned look on his face, "Is something the matter?"
  526. [22:25:32 ][Percival] "Is it back again?"
  527. [22:27:20 ][zoofman] "Well, no - Pokemon Control brought it in awhile ago.  As I understood one of you contacted them about it being unconcious in the sewers.  We've treated it, and had some preliminary observations that might be of interest to Professor Benedict."
  528. [22:27:43 ][zoofman] He takes a stack of paperwork from the clipboard and hands it to Moses.
  529. [22:28:09 ]* Lucian frowns and looks between the nurse and Moses, "Well, I have some medical training. Can I help in any way?"
  530. [22:28:46 ][zoofman] "First of all being that we were able to wake it up, and tried to restrain it by capturing it, but the failsafe mechanism on the Pokeball triggered - same as if it were still unconcious."
  531. [22:28:56 ][@Doxy] Moses takes the board, studying it. "... Damn. Just like in Hollyhock."
  532. [22:28:59 ][zoofman] "We had to sedate it again."
  533. [22:29:16 ][Adrienne] "What happened in Hollyhock?"
  534. [22:29:34 ][Lucian] "...could it be that the Quagsire has already been caught?"
  535. [22:29:36 ][@Doxy] "We found another Berserk Pokemon that couldn't be captured... poor thing just fought to the death."
  536. [22:29:58 ][Lucian] "That would trigger the failsafe as well, wouldn't it?"
  537. [22:29:58 ][Percival] "There was another one of these?"
  538. [22:30:17 ][Dann-] "Oh no..." Dann looks crestfallen at the notion of a confused, angry Pokemon fighting till it died.
  539. [22:30:40 ][Lucian] "Not just until it lost consciousness? It actually died in the struggle?"
  540. [22:30:52 ][@Doxy] "It's possible, Lucian, but it doesn't seem to have a ball-signature. So if it was captured, it was done with modified Poke Balls."
  541. [22:31:05 ][Lucian] "So it's still something to consider, then?"
  542. [22:31:14 ][@Doxy] "Yes, it can't be discounted."
  543. [22:31:14 ][zoofman] "We are currently taking bloodwork, which we will send over to Benedict Labs as soon as possible.  We will also continue to attempt to treat it for as long as we can safely keep it sedated, but if this is similar to the event in Hollyhock we will likely need to euphanize the Pokemon."
  544. [22:31:55 ]* Lucian has now opened up his pocket book and begins taking notes on the proceedings. He looks up from his writing and asks, "And you're sure it can't be rehabilitated with enough time?"
  545. [22:32:19 ][Dann-] "What kind of Pokemon died in Hollyhock?"
  546. [22:32:21 ][Percival] "...how do things such as that even work."
  547. [22:32:26 ]* Dann- asks Moses.
  548. [22:32:53 ][@Doxy] "It was a Bellosom."
  549. [22:32:57 ]* Lucian shrugs, "It could be a genetic defect. Or worse, a learned behavior or drug induced attitude."
  550. [22:33:18 ][Lucian] "Either situation poses its own unique set of problems though."
  551. [22:33:29 ][Dann-] "Was the Bellosom also larger than average for its species?"
  552. [22:33:59 ][Lucian] 4d6+2 Medicine Edu: Can something like this even be triggered in Pokemon, either through drugs or conditioning. Or even some kind of hormonal problem
  553. [22:33:59 ][CritSenpai] Medicine Edu: Can something like this even be triggered in Pokemon, either through drugs or conditioning. Or even some kind of hormonal problem: 17 [4d6=5,5,3,2]
  554. [22:34:13 ][@Doxy] "It was, yes. The cases are remarkably similar."
  555. [22:34:18 ][Percival] "Was that strong enough to destroy walls like this one?"
  556. [22:34:19 ][zoofman] "It's too early to say given we haven't done much deep analysis into whats wrong with it, but this isn't simply a behavioral issue," he says to Lucian.
  557. [22:34:21 ][Adrienne] "Hollyhock is really far from here, I can't think of how the two would be related..."
  558. [22:34:40 ][@Doxy] You don't know anything that could affect two species as different as a Quagsire and a Bellosom, with all the same symptoms, Lucian.
  559. [22:35:12 ]* Lucian frowns, he didn't like not knowing.
  560. [22:35:22 ][Dann-] "I agree that a relation between the two seems like a stretch. If they are related, these could be subtle hints about a larger ecological problem affecting the whole region."
  561. [22:35:50 ][@Doxy] "That's our theory, Dann. Or, more accurately, our worst fear."
  562. [22:36:21 ][Lucian] "I wouldn't call either of these two cases 'subtle' but you're right. Something much larger is going on here than is immediately obvious in each incident."
  563. [22:36:57 ][zoofman] "We will be forewarding digital copies of our findings to the labs as well ; thank you for your assistance in quelling this Quagsire, by the way.  We were lucky it only caused property damage while it was loose. Let us know if you need anything while you're staying here," and with that the nurse takes his leave, back behind a staff only door.
  564. [22:37:07 ][Dann-] "The connection and implication for the whole region is the subtle part. The effects are large for a given location, but if they're connected, the connection is less clear."
  565. [22:37:19 ][Percival] "Thanks I suppose."
  566. [22:37:40 ]* Dann- asks Moses again if the Bellosom was similarly enlarged.
  567. [22:37:45 ]* Lucian looks at Moses, "Could you send over the information on the Hollyhock case to our phones. I'd like to review the information if this is what we're going to getting ourselves into in the future."
  568. [22:38:15 ][Dann-] "Hollyhock...that's also pretty close to the ocean, right?"
  569. [22:38:35 ][Adrienne] "A bit."
  570. [22:39:29 ][Dann-] "Grass and Water types are probably particularly attuned to changes in the water cycle of a region. Could be something to look into."
  571. [22:40:24 ]* Dann- sits down, looking very concerned. "Is there really no enclosure that could safely house this Quagsire? Not even at Benedict labs?"
  572. [22:40:53 ][@Doxy] "Sure Lucian."
  573. [22:41:08 ][Percival] "It sorta destroyed walls, I think any enclosure might have issues with that."
  574. [22:41:16 ][@Doxy] Moses sighs
  575. [22:41:33 ][Adrienne] "They said it was pretty violent, and they had to sedate it. Doesn't look like it has much of a chance."
  576. [22:41:39 ][@Doxy] "I can probably arrange transportation for it to Benedict Labs."
  577. [22:41:40 ][Lucian] "...how long can you keep them sedated before you need to put them down?"
  578. [22:41:46 ][Adrienne] "It might change, but..." She shrugs.
  579. [22:41:57 ][@Doxy] "I don't know if it'll help, but I'll do what I can."
  580. [22:42:01 ][Lucian] "Assuming reasonable starting dosages."
  581. [22:42:35 ][@Doxy] "I guess that's how I'm spending my day tomorrow!"
  582. [22:43:01 ][Lucian] "Sorry, looks like you were looking forward to shopping with us too."
  583. [22:43:15 ][@Doxy] "Tsk, who said that's not happening?"
  584. [22:43:27 ][@Doxy] "There's nothing I can do for it -now-"
  585. [22:43:28 ]* Dann- looks encouraged by this news. "Well it's a damn sight better than condemning the poor thing to death. Thanks." He smiles at Moses.
  586. [22:44:09 ][Dann-] "And yeah, it's only 6:30 or so. Surely something is still open in a town like this?"
  587. [22:44:20 ][Dann-] "Maybe we could get a head start on that shopping."
  588. [22:44:38 ][Percival] "We should do some before you have to get back, it'll be relaxing atleast."
  589. [22:45:03 ][Lucian] "It's not too late to sign up for the Triathlon, right?"
  590. [22:49:34 ][@Doxy] "No, you should be able to sign up tomorrow morning on the boardwalk."
  591. [22:52:17 ][@Doxy] "Oooh, that reminds me, we'll have to go to the Pokemon Store as well! And I can show you where all the good Tutors in this town live!"
  592. [22:52:47 ][@Doxy] "You don't have any badges right now - right? - so you can't buy much in the way of TM's, but there'll still be plenty of you to browse~"
  593. [22:53:18 ][Lucian] "That reminds me, we /should/ make it a point to challenge the gym here some time."
  594. [22:53:35 ][Lucian] "Maybe after we get some training done as a team."
  595. [22:54:10 ][Dann-] "The Triathlon sounds like a good place to get in shape for a gym challenge as well."
  596. [22:54:21 ][Adrienne] "I was going to, after the Quagsire problem. I also need to make sure Arthur and Rami are up for it."
  597. [22:55:59 ][Dann-] "Oh yeah, I guess if the triathlon is tomorrow, at least a few of our Pokemon will still be injured."
  598. [22:55:59 ][@Doxy] "And that's exactly why we need to get you all some clothes; you don't want to look DRAB after your first Gym Victory, do you?"
  599. [22:56:11 ][Lucian] "Haha, guess not."
  600. [22:56:16 ][@Doxy] "Let's go then!"
  601. [22:56:34 ][Dann-] "Maybe I want to try to be the drab-est one there when I win the badge?" Dann says, giving Moses a wink.
  602. [22:57:05 ][Percival] "All the good tutors.... hm I suppose might not be bad to see if I can learn a bit more from them. I suppose clothes might be nice."
  603. [22:57:13 ][Adrienne] "... I don't look bad," she says a little defensively, looking down at her outfit.
  604. [22:57:36 ][@Doxy] Moses looks at everyone else with a pitying face after Adrienne says that.
  605. [22:58:12 ][Lucian] "Don't think about it that way."
  606. [22:58:30 ][Lucian] "Just think of it as a...fun diversion. I think we could always use some lightening up after tonight."
  607. [22:58:39 ][Lucian] "Besides, he's paying."
  608. [22:59:04 ][Lucian] "Our lab senior wouldn't be so crass as to send us on a shopping trip and expect /us/ to pick up the bill, would he?"
  609. [22:59:08 ][Lucian] 3d6+1 Charm
  610. [22:59:08 ][CritSenpai] Charm: 11 [3d6=2,6,2]
  611. [22:59:37 ]* Adrienne just looks confused.
  612. [22:59:41 ][@Doxy] "Quite right, quite right Lucian. Besides, you deserve it, after going down that stinky hole! Augh!"
  613. [22:59:49 ][Percival] "Oh I doubt it, surely he wouldn't."
  614. [23:01:02 ][@Doxy] Anyway, Moses takes you on a veritable whirlwind of a shopping adventure! He starts you off by buying a rather tame practical outfit for each of you, and then a sporty outfit for tomorrow at the Pokethlon. After that.. the outfits get a bit more stylish, strange, risque, or plain outlandish - including a swimsuit for  tomorrow as well.
  615. [23:01:07 ][Lucian] 1d20 Pick Up
  616. [23:01:07 ][CritSenpai] Pick Up: 5 [1d20=5]
  617. [23:01:17 ][@Doxy] True to his word, he also shows you where the Pokemon-related stores are in tonw
  618. [23:01:19 ][@Doxy] town***
  619. [23:01:30 ][@Doxy] http://pastebin.com/F552Yfj5
  620. [23:01:35 ][Adrienne] 1d20 Pickup
  621. [23:01:35 ][CritSenpai] Pickup: 8 [1d20=8]
  622. [23:02:16 ][@Doxy] Arthur manages to find a Lum Berry!
  623. [23:04:33 ]* Adrienne thanks the bear and stows the lum berry.
  624. [23:05:59 ]* Dann- picks up a Dowsing Rod while the party is out shopping. Later at night, he finds a ridiculous way to attach it to his shovel and goes hunting for treasure on the beach.
  625. [23:08:22 ][Percival] "I-I see, this is fashion? I mean I trust your judgement soundly of course, you seem to be fashionable."
  626. [23:09:23 ]* Lucian laughs at some of the silly outfits Moses has pushed onto him, "Well, I don't see myself wearing some of these but I guess they're...nice to have as an option?"
  627. [23:09:44 ][Percival] "Is this even legal in public?!"
  628. [23:10:05 ][Lucian] "Well, that's for you to find out, isn't it?"
  629. [23:10:08 ][Dann-] 4d6 Shard-hunting on a beach
  630. [23:10:08 ][CritSenpai] Shard-hunting on a beach: 11 [4d6=1,3,1,6]
  631. [23:10:16 ][Dann-] 1d6 Rerolling a 6
  632. [23:10:16 ][CritSenpai] Rerolling a 6: 5 [1d6=5]
  633. [23:10:28 ][@Doxy] "Well, this is for when you go out at night! Being a Trainer is about networking too, you know! You need to mingle. Meet people."
  634. [23:10:36 ][Percival] "I'd rather not be thrown out of anywhere but I won't know until I wear it."
  635. [23:10:43 ][Dann-] "Aha!" Dann exclaims as he begins furiously digging in just the right spot on the beach.
  636. [23:11:23 ][@Doxy] 1d6
  637. [23:11:23 ][CritSenpai] 1d6: 2 [1d6=2]
  638. [23:11:32 ][@Doxy] You find two Orange Shards, Dann!
  639. [23:12:02 ]* Adrienne looks really annoyed by some of the clothing. "I can't wear this," Adrienne protests, holding up a frilly gothic lolita outfit. "It looks terrible."
  640. [23:12:07 ]* Lucian heads out to the beach by himself, taking Roy out of his ball for a walk on the sand. After a busy day like this, the best thing to do was unwind.
  641. [23:12:18 ][Dann-] After several minutes of digging, Dann holds up his find proudly, showing it to Kai.
  642. [23:12:43 ][Dann-] He pops Winston out, to show him as well.
  643. [23:13:42 ][@Doxy] "It is quite outdated; but that's why I got you this one, too," Moses says, holding up some strips of fabric that are apparently supposed to be clothing.
  644. [23:14:24 ][Adrienne] "That's worse. Why did you even buy it?"
  645. [23:14:54 ][@Doxy] "Tsk, just take this box you ungrateful child while I try and find something to make you beautiful."
  646. [23:15:08 ][@Doxy] He shoves the box of the new dress into your arms and wanders off again.
  647. [23:15:59 ][Adrienne] "... I would have preferred Miss Blintz," she says into the empty air.
  648. [23:18:30 ][Lucian] 1d20 Hidden Power
  649. [23:18:30 ][CritSenpai] Hidden Power: 2 [1d20=2]
  650. [23:20:48 ][@Doxy] Winston sniffs at the shards, and attempts to chew on them.
  651. [23:21:33 ][Dann-] "Careful Winston, you might chip a tooth." Dann says with a smirk. He offers the other to Kai.
  652. [23:21:35 ][Lucian] Does anything happen at the beach?
  653. [23:24:22 ][Dann-] 1d20 Hidden Power
  654. [23:24:22 ][CritSenpai] Hidden Power: 2 [1d20=2]
  655. [23:24:53 ][@Doxy] Kai sniffs at it too, but seem substantially less interested.
  656. [23:25:10 ][@Doxy] Winston continues to slobber on them, reckless with his dental health.
  657. [23:25:43 ]* Percival sees about getting a move for Fumu himself. "Here, Hidden Power should suit you."
  658. [23:25:49 ][Percival] 1d20 hidden power
  659. [23:25:49 ][CritSenpai] hidden power: 12 [1d20=12]
  660. [23:28:53 ][castfromhp] Kai in the meantime absentmindedly digs in the sand and suddenly yelps in pain, jumping back.
  661. [23:29:13 ]* Dann- immediately jumps up. "What is it, boy?"
  662. [23:30:43 ][castfromhp] Looking over, you see Kai rubbing his paw. If you glance at the spot where he was digging, you see the edge of a sharp and oddly-shaped rock jutting out of the sand.
  663. [23:31:26 ]* Adrienne grumbles to Lucian. "I wish Moses didn't buy me these clothes. Now I'm obligated to wear some of these dumb things."
  664. [23:31:32 ][Adrienne] "What did you get?"
  665. [23:31:42 ]* Dann- first checks to make sure Kai is ok. If his paw seems mostly unharmed, he turns to the rock. "How dare that rock hurt your paw Kai, I'm gonna dig it out of this beach and show it who's boss!"
  666. [23:31:49 ]* Dann- digs furiously.
  667. [23:34:18 ][castfromhp] There's no blood or anything, it just seems like Kai poked himself on it, and it stung. You dig it up and see it's a small, jagged but smooth stone with part of the imprint of a leaf on it. Your -furious digging- throws up a couple more like it out of the sand, getting larger as you dig deeper.
  668. [23:34:22 ]* Percival heads off outside for some fresh air alongside Fumu, Sukafi, and his new (not named) friend.
  669. [23:34:32 ]* Adrienne totally left to the beach to complain to someone. That someone being Lucian.
  670. [23:35:53 ]* Dann- examines the stones (if it seems like he's dug most of it up).
  671. [23:36:21 ]* Percival heads down towards the beach to see what sort of carnage the Quagsire left behind.
  672. [23:37:36 ][Percival] "I wonder how such a behavior came to be."
  673. [23:37:42 ][@Doxy] Adrienne, you find Lucian talking to some guy on the beach. The conversation seems... a little tense based on body language.
  674. [23:37:50 ][@Doxy] At least, the other boy is fairly tense.
  675. [23:38:03 ][zoofman] As you walk along the beachside attractions, where the damage was done is pretty clear, Percival.  It looks like it literally uprooted a lifeguard tower (which then fell onto a beachside tikibar), and concaved in the frontside walls and windows of a few of the restaraunts and bars.
  676. [23:38:24 ][Lucian] 3d6+1 Charm
  677. [23:38:24 ][CritSenpai] Charm: 8 [3d6=2,3,2]
  678. [23:39:08 ][Percival] "It's a curiousity how such a creature came to be that strong. Maybe someday it'll happen for you."
  679. [23:39:25 ]* Percival leans down to pet his assortment of pokemon.
  680. [23:39:29 ][castfromhp] For the most part, they seem to be fragments of stone with partial plant imprints on them, techically fossils but not really much of value. You don't know a ton about ancient plants, but the look of the rocks you find and the shape of the plant imprints point towards this area having once been mountainous or perhaps holding caves. A faint glimmer catches your eye from underneath the sand as you examine these rocks.
  681. [23:39:31 ][@Doxy] Lucian smiles at the boy, who only glowers at Lucian in return. His eyes narrow, until he sees Adrienne approaching. "And who's this cow? She your girlfriend? You sure like 'em thick, eh?"
  682. [23:39:46 ][zoofman] That said, it hasn't totally halted business - the nightlife is still going strong with a good bar crawling crowd along the beachwalk.  You even notice a Grimer poking its head out from an ajar manhole cover, peeking up whenever a girl in a skirt or dress walks over it.
  683. [23:41:02 ][Lucian] The smile on his face is considerably more strained but Lucian doesn't let up his positivity, "That's a little rude, but I'm sure she can fight her own battles." He waves over Adrienne and introduces him to the other boy, "Adrienne, this is Rake. He's...exactly what his name might suggest."
  684. [23:41:18 ][Dann-] "You may have stumbled upon something interesting, Kai!" Dann says appreciatively to the firefox. He then continues digging carefully around the site of the glimmer.
  685. [23:41:46 ][Lucian] "And no, she isn't my girlfriend. But she can tell you that much."
  686. [23:41:48 ]* Adrienne narrows her eyes. "I agree, he should be locked in a shed and forgotten," she says cooly.
  687. [23:42:05 ]* Lucian has to suppress a snort at the joke.
  688. [23:42:07 ][zoofman] Sufaki, being a cat, is lazing around, only following when you get far enough away that she must.  
  689. [23:43:01 ][Lucian] "He's going to be participating in the Triathlon tomorrow."
  690. [23:43:12 ][zoofman] Fumu is much more receptive to the attention though, cooing as you pat its domed head.
  691. [23:43:35 ][@Doxy] Rake looks at Adrienne with murder in his eyes, his cigarette quickly burning as he drags on it hard in his rage... and he then bursts out laughing. "Hahaha, your bitch's alright."
  692. [23:43:36 ][Percival] "Probably not much of a fan of the moisture heh."
  693. [23:44:56 ][Lucian] "Ahaha, she's not my bitch and I think a lot of people would prefer it if you didn't speak like that about strangers, but I'll...take that as some kind of ass backwards compliment coming from you."
  694. [23:45:11 ]* Lucian leans toward Adrienne as whispers, "And I suggest you do the same."
  695. [23:45:25 ][Lucian] "We can show him what's up tomorrow at the competition. Save your energy for then."
  696. [23:45:38 ][zoofman] Your unnamed Shellos buddy is waddling along best it can, not well suited for land travel.  Still keeping up better than Sufaki, though.
  697. [23:46:43 ][castfromhp] Kai scoots closer as you continue to dig, Dann. It takes a good bit of work to dig around the accumulated sand, and you dig up a few more fossilized plants and what seems to be part of a a bat-like wing - still ultimately of no use. But with some effort you manage to unearth a nice prize - it's...not quite what you expect among the rest of the fossilized bits. A large chunk of rhombus-shaped rock, looking quite different fro
  698. [23:46:43 ][castfromhp] m the surrounding stone, encrusted with diamond-like gems.
  699. [23:47:33 ][Adrienne] "Don't call me that," she says to Rake before turning to Lucian. "How'd you even start talking to this jackass?"
  700. [23:48:29 ][@Doxy] "Well, I'll leave you two lovebirds be. Gotta practice before tomorrow's fight."
  701. [23:48:37 ][@Doxy] He smirks at you bouth a bit before wandering off
  702. [23:48:43 ][Lucian] "He...kind of snuck up on me. You know, like his namesake."
  703. [23:48:57 ][Lucian] "...though I guess that would make me Sideshow Bob...?"
  704. [23:49:21 ][Lucian] "Anyway, he struck me was really insecure and acting tougher than he really was."
  705. [23:49:37 ][Lucian] "So I decided to play along but it just seemed to make him angrier."
  706. [23:49:42 ]* Adrienne exhales through her nose, looking annoyed. "I want to dump him off a mountain."
  707. [23:50:05 ]* Lucian laughs nervously and raises his hands up placatingly, "Like I said, save that energy for tomorrow."
  708. [23:50:26 ][Dann-] "Well, that's...odd." Dann says, sitting down in the sand, strange rock in hand. "What do you make of this, eh Kai?"
  709. [23:50:41 ][Lucian] But the easy going look on his face melts away for a second, "Though I do agree, I'd like to wipe that smirk off his face."
  710. [23:51:22 ][castfromhp] Before Kai can react, Winston scoots over and licks it, then crawls over it like a mis-programmed roomba. Kai seems rather entranced by the shiny stones.
  711. [23:51:24 ][@Doxy] Percival, as you're sitting on the beach, you hear someone say behind you; "Excuse me?"
  712. [23:51:47 ][Lucian] "I think I'm going to keep walking on the beach. Did you need something from me?"
  713. [23:51:48 ][Percival] "Eh? Something wrong?"
  714. [23:52:00 ][Lucian] "Can't imagine you being out here for the same reasons as me."
  715. [23:52:06 ][@Doxy] "Oh! No, I just uhm,"
  716. [23:52:09 ]* Dann- laughs. "Hey there, Winst. Guess you guys like this thing, though I'm still not too sure what it is."
  717. [23:52:36 ][Percival] "Hm?"
  718. [23:53:17 ][@Doxy] Percival turns around to see a girl about his age standing behind him. She's got blonde hair and bright eyes, and judging from how much trouble she's having getting her sentence out, is a bit shy. "These are all your Pokemon?"
  719. [23:53:50 ][Adrienne] "What do you think about Moses' fashion rampage? If I complain, he doesn't listen."
  720. [23:53:51 ][Percival] "Oh, yes they would be. I've let them out so they could relax and stretch after a long day."
  721. [23:54:02 ][castfromhp] Dann-, roll Pokemon Edu
  722. [23:54:08 ][Percival] "Sorry if I scared you, would you like a seat?"
  723. [23:54:15 ][Adrienne] "Plus, I feel obligated to give them a shot, since these are kind of expensive."
  724. [23:54:18 ][Dann-] 4d6 Poke Edu
  725. [23:54:18 ][CritSenpai] Poke Edu: 16 [4d6=4,3,3,6]
  726. [23:54:24 ][@Doxy] "Oh, uhm, alright."
  727. [23:54:43 ][@Doxy] She sits down next to you, looking at your Pokemon. "Can I... uhm..... pet them?"
  728. [23:55:05 ]* Lucian shrugs, "...while I'm sure he'd be happy if you wore them I don't think he's the type to get hung over you /not/ wearing them."
  729. [23:55:33 ][Percival] "Oh, I don't see why not. They seem to enjoy affection."
  730. [23:55:53 ][castfromhp] Now that you've had time to get a closer look at this thing, you recognize the embedded gems as looking pretty similar to those of a Carbink, though this stone is obviously quite old and not alive, and the gems are not as shiny as an actual Carbink's. Odd as it may sound, you seem to have a fossilized Carbink in your possession!
  731. [23:56:14 ][Lucian] "So sure, he spent a lot of money on the clothes but that doesn't mean you have any obligation to wear them. Granted, I do think you should try them but you know, if you don't like them after you've gone out in them, you can just put them away."
  732. [23:57:05 ][Lucian] "Or, I don't know, talk to him seriously about your feelings and how you don't like being pushed around? I don't know if he's being obtuse about it or not but I'm sure if you really sat down and explained it, he wouldn't get up in your grill about it."
  733. [23:57:14 ][Lucian] "Does that help?"
  734. [23:58:08 ][@Doxy] "Oh, thank you!"
  735. [23:58:25 ][@Doxy] She pets Fumu, who hugs her fingers back. She giggles happily when that happens.
  736. [23:58:31 ][@Doxy] "My name is uh, Naomi by the way..."
  737. [23:59:38 ][Percival] "Quite a beautiful name, my name is Percival. I'm charmed to meet somebody so delicate with pokemon."
  738. [00:00:25 ]* Adrienne holds up her hand in an 'a little bit' gesture.
  739. [00:00:26 ]* Dann- smacks himself on the head in recognition. "It's a Carbink! Kai, you found a fossil!" He sets the fossil down and picks Kai up to dance around happily at the find.
  740. [00:00:44 ][Dann-] Probably making quite a scene if anyone is anywhere near him.
  741. [00:00:50 ][Lucian] "Sorry I don't have much else for you."
  742. [00:01:11 ][Adrienne] "I tried earlier, he just told me to take the dress I was complaining about because he was going to make me beautiful. Maybe if I just keep telling him he'll listen."
  743. [00:01:14 ][@Doxy] "O-oh."
  744. [00:01:27 ][@Doxy] She just blushes when you call her name beautiful, unable to respond beyond that.
  745. [00:01:32 ][Lucian] "Seriously though, give them a try. Go out in the town with them. You can't know you'll dislike something until you give it a shot."
  746. [00:01:34 ][@Doxy] She pointedly looks down at the Shellos now, petting it.
  747. [00:02:06 ][Lucian] "It's...okay to be uncomfortable. That's normal when you do things that are outside your comfort zone."
  748. [00:02:20 ]* Adrienne rolls her eyes. "How long are we staying here anyways? I don't know if we'll have the time."
  749. [00:02:23 ]* Percival aids in petting the Shellos. "What brings you out here?"
  750. [00:02:43 ][Lucian] "There'll be other towns."
  751. [00:02:44 ][@Doxy] "I'm uhm, I'm here for the... you know, the Poke-Triathlon."
  752. [00:03:05 ][@Doxy] Dann, Kai licks your face quite a bit as you dance around with him
  753. [00:03:37 ][castfromhp] Indeed you are, Dann. A peppy female voice chirps up RIGHT by your ear as you're looking over the Carbink fossil. "Oh is that a dawn stone you found? Wait no...hmmm."
  754. [00:04:16 ]* Adrienne rolls her eyes. "I'm not really attached to this place."
  755. [00:04:28 ]* Dann- whirls around in surprise, spinning Kai around to be facing the same way. Kai is being held rather gracelessly from under his front paws.
  756. [00:04:55 ]* Dann- then becomes abruptly aware of the Vulpix saliva all over his face.
  757. [00:04:56 ]* Lucian shrugs, somewhat annoyed at how flippant she was being, especially since she came to him for advice. "No one is going to make you do anything you don't want but that's the thing, /nobody/ can make you do something you don't want to do. The person who has to make the effort is you."
  758. [00:05:18 ][Percival] "Oh, you think you'll do well? It seems to attract a good deal of well trained people here."
  759. [00:05:45 ]* Lucian gets a wistful look, "I don't know why you decided to apply for the job but I did it so I could see the world, do new things, and hopefully become a better person for it."
  760. [00:06:33 ][Lucian] "If I wanted to do more of the same I would have taken the cushy hospital internship my mother gave me and I dunno, became the world's greatest Pokemon surgeon or something," he half-jokes.
  761. [00:06:43 ][Dann-] "It's a fossil!" Dann exclaims, before even registering who he's addressing.
  762. [00:06:57 ][Lucian] "So...I don't want to preach at you anymore so I'll stop."
  763. [00:07:24 ][Lucian] "If you wanted somebody to complain at, I'm sorry but you're not going to get it from me."
  764. [00:07:37 ][@Doxy] "Oh, uhm, I don't... maybe... probably not..." Naomi says, wringing her hands a bit. "B-But I thought I should... try at least."
  765. [00:08:05 ][castfromhp] You find yourself face to face with a brown-haired girl in a light green jacket and shorts. She's almost as covered in sand as you are and takes a step back at you whirling around. "Oh I'm sorry, I just noticed you..." She peeks closer at the fossil you've got. "Huh, is it's the wrong color for a Boldore..."
  766. [00:08:37 ][castfromhp] A Roggenrola digs up out of the ground and nudges up to the girl's leg.
  767. [00:10:14 ]* Lucian looks out at the stretch of beach, "You're free to join me for the rest of my walk but if you do come with, I'm going to put a gag order on anymore complaining, got it?"
  768. [00:10:30 ]* Dann- stops his whirling and sets Kai back down. "I think it might be a Carbink, but I'm not totally sure. The coloring is still a bit off. What do you think?"
  769. [00:10:32 ][Adrienne] "Yeah, you're not really good at this," Adrienne agrees. "Arthur's much better. Anyways, I applied to be an aide because I wanted to travel, and I don't exactly like Ninebark. Plus, this way I can keep studying Pokemon Nutrition."
  770. [00:11:13 ][Lucian] "That's nice."
  771. [00:11:16 ][Percival] "You think not? Hm. I personally see that you might do well, you have the drive to come out to try. I'm going to participate as well, it'd be nice to see you compete."
  772. [00:12:14 ][castfromhp] "Oh!" She snaps her fingers. "Yeah, yeah. That must be it!"
  773. [00:13:09 ][Lucian] "Well, you're bound to like /one of/ the places we get to."
  774. [00:13:11 ][Lucian] "Probably."
  775. [00:13:46 ][castfromhp] "Er, right, name's Sandy, by the by." The girl wipes a grimy hand off on her shorts to offer a handshake, and as she does you notice she has a small trowel tucked away at her side as well as a bulging pouch with a couple glass phials pioking out.
  776. [00:13:54 ][Lucian] "It'd be kiiind of a stretch but who knows."
  777. [00:14:05 ]* Adrienne shrugs. "You think I'm some kind of killjoy who doesn't like things?"
  778. [00:15:15 ][@Doxy] "Oh, uh, thanks, I'm just not.. that good. I'm sure YOU'LL do great though, Percival, with such cute Pokemon!"
  779. [00:15:22 ][@Doxy] She pets Fumu one more time, and then stands up.
  780. [00:15:46 ][Lucian] "No, I think you're a person who doesn't like much and isn't afraid to show it. And that's fine. You do you, you know. But yes, it's not a very fun attitude to be around when people are trying to new things or having a good time."
  781. [00:16:00 ]* Dann- also wipes his hand on his shirt, and then offers it to Sandy. "I'm Dann. Thanks for the second opinion on this fossil! Have you been doing a bit of digging yourself tonight?" He bends to down to get on level with the Roggenrola. "I be this little guy would be lots of help with that."
  782. [00:16:02 ][Dann-] *bet
  783. [00:16:09 ][@Doxy] "I should, uhm, get back to room. G-good luck tomorrow, Percival."
  784. [00:16:35 ][Percival] "Ah, thank you. I wish you luck as well, may we both do well tomorrow."
  785. [00:16:45 ][Lucian] "For example, the way you put down that asshole earlier was great but considering the bad mood you've been in since we started working for Benedict, I gotta wonder if this job is even for you."
  786. [00:18:03 ][Dann-] "What are those glass vials for, if you don't mind?"
  787. [00:20:26 ][castfromhp] "Yeah! This beach is supposed to have some pretty good fossil beds, but it's awfully hard to find them at night. You did better there than I did." She glances down at her pouch as you ask. "Oh these? Chemical reagents. If you combine 'em the right way with some elemental shards you dig up out of the ground, you can make some pretty neat things. Or some pretty neat explosions." She beams.
  788. [00:21:13 ]* Adrienne takes a few seconds to grunt a sort of 'meh' sound. "It's not really a bad mood if it's my normal; but you might have a point. We'll see."
  789. [00:23:15 ][Lucian] "Well, don't keep your thoughts to yourself but try to have more of an open mind about things."
  790. [00:23:41 ][Lucian] "Like I said earlier, I don't think you're a killjoy. I think you're a person who has lots of things they don't like. That doesn't mean there aren't things you /do/ li-...have favorable opinions of."
  791. [00:23:54 ][Dann-] "Really? Could you do anthing with these?" Danns asks excitedly, retrieving the two orange shards he left for Winston to chew on.
  792. [00:24:57 ][Adrienne] "... Did you just stop yourself from saying there's things I like?"
  793. [00:25:26 ][castfromhp] Sandy leans in on her tippy toes to get a look, then settles back. "You'd need more than that to get anything useful out of them, but yeah you're on the right track!"
  794. [00:26:45 ][@Doxy] Percival, as Naomi starts to leave, she turns around to face you again. "Oh, uhm, actually... I was wondering."
  795. [00:26:49 ][Lucian] "I didn't want to offend you by assuming you liked things," he jokes.
  796. [00:26:57 ][Percival] "Mm?"
  797. [00:27:01 ][Lucian] "You know, in case you decided to throw me off a mountain."
  798. [00:27:53 ][Percival] "What were you wondering?"
  799. [00:27:55 ][castfromhp] "Are you just out here to dig up fossils and rocks?" Sandy takes another step back and looks toward the ocean, scooping her roggenrola up and setting it on her shoulder.
  800. [00:28:12 ][@Doxy] "Do you know anyone that's good at like, uhm, you know.. with eggs and babies and stuff?"
  801. [00:28:24 ][Adrienne] "Ha ha," she says drily. "You know, I'm not saying it'll happen, but I'd be careful around cliffs if I were you."
  802. [00:29:24 ][Lucian] "Oh I will. Why do you think I've captured the Pokemon I have up til now?"
  803. [00:29:32 ][Percival] "That would be me, I've worked round them all my life at a daycare. Do you need some help?"
  804. [00:29:33 ][Dann-] "Uh, that was the main reason I came out here anyway. Plus I just got this new thing." He brandishes his dowsing-shovel contraption. He thinks for a bit, "I'm glad these two were able to get some fresh air too."
  805. [00:29:36 ][@Doxy] "Er, with, Pokemon I mean! Not humans!"
  806. [00:29:55 ][@Doxy] "Er, yeah, kind of!"
  807. [00:30:00 ]* Lucian nudges Roy with his foot, "I've got Roy to dig me out of trouble, Ishtore to keep you away from me, and Loptyr to fly me to safety."
  808. [00:30:14 ][@Doxy] "Not me, exactly, but my brother. He's uhm, a trainer too."
  809. [00:30:25 ][Percival] "As do I. I've raised the little one here, Fumu by myself."
  810. [00:30:32 ][Percival] "Oh?"
  811. [00:31:26 ][@Doxy] "I can't uhm, explain now, h-he should really... but would you meet me here tomorrow? At uhm... 10am maybe?"
  812. [00:31:35 ][@Doxy] "I-it's ... not URGENT exactly but..."
  813. [00:32:18 ]* Adrienne just shrugs. "I didn't know Loptyr could fly."
  814. [00:32:40 ][Percival] "Sure, I can do that. I do have time."
  815. [00:32:46 ][Lucian] "Oh he can't, but flight is a well-documented phenomenon in the evolved form of his species."
  816. [00:32:47 ][castfromhp] Sandy stoops down to pet Kai. "Oh your Vulpix is adorable." Her Roggenrola hops off her shoulder and is immediately roomba'd over by Winston and flails about helplessly under the fuzzy pig.
  817. [00:33:07 ][Percival] "I'll be here right at the strike of 10."
  818. [00:33:21 ][@Doxy] "G-great! Thank you so much!"
  819. [00:33:34 ][@Doxy] "I'll be back then, in that case! Uhm, thank you!"
  820. [00:33:40 ][@Doxy] She runs off in excitement
  821. [00:34:02 ][Adrienne] "I should probably let Arthur enjoy the beach, actually." She lets him out of his ball, now that he was conscious and healthier than when he was back before the whole Quagsire incident.
  822. [00:34:31 ]* Percival says in her direction. "It's no problem, I'll be glad to see you again!"
  823. [00:34:32 ][castfromhp] "I don't suppose you've seen any odd structures here? I like digging up treasure much as anyone else, but I was actually here hoping to scope out the field for tomorrow." A sneaky expression crosses her face. "You know, the tri-athlon and everything. I heard there'll be obstacle courses maybe? And I was hoping to see them start to set up here for that extra edge, but I guess they won't start til morning..."
  824. [00:34:45 ][Adrienne] "By the way. Fun chat, thanks for the advice."
  825. [00:36:34 ][Dann-] "Scoping out the field, eh?" Dann says with a smirk. "Can't say I've seen anything tonight. Though I have had my head down in the dirt most of the time."
  826. [00:37:25 ]* Lucian smirks, "...I had fun too, actually. You're pretty fun when you're not rolling your eyes and flopping around in discontent."
  827. [00:37:43 ][Dann-] "Guess we'll just have to play on an even playing field with everyone else." He adds with a wink.
  828. [00:38:08 ][castfromhp] "Literally. I don't blame you, and you got your big prize and all." Sandy leans in to look over your Carbink fossil again. "Ah, I'm a little jealous. And yeah, I guess I'll just have to play fair. You're entering too then?"
  829. [00:39:45 ][Dann-] "Yep. Seems like it'll be a good time, plus I could use the exercise. These guys could too." He says with a chuckle, gesturing to his Pokemon.
  830. [00:39:49 ][Adrienne] "I don't flop around."
  831. [00:40:10 ][Lucian] "Yeah, maybe if you keep saying it, it'll actually be true."
  832. [00:40:15 ][Dann-] "Plus, you've still got another night to look for fossils. Heck, if you want to look together tomorrow, maybe we'll find you one."
  833. [00:40:37 ][Lucian] "You didn't roll your eye at my joke though. You must be trying very hard to surpress your natural instincts."
  834. [00:40:50 ][Dann-] "...you know, if you're not busy, or anything."
  835. [00:40:55 ][Lucian] "...I'm going to run before you actually try to throw me off a cliff."
  836. [00:41:16 ][castfromhp] "I might just take you up on that." Sandy says with a smile as she finally rescues her poor Roggenrola from being roomba'd and cradles it in her arms.
  837. [00:41:50 ][Dann-] "Winston..." Dann says with an exasperated sigh.
  838. [00:41:58 ][castfromhp] "For now though, if I'm not gonna get an extra edge on the competition by seeing the course in advance, I'm gonna get a good night's sleep so I'm rested up for it."
  839. [00:42:03 ][Adrienne] "Have fun."
  840. [00:42:13 ][Lucian] "Nighty night."
  841. [00:42:47 ][castfromhp] The pig snorts innocently and nuzzles your leg.
  842. [00:43:26 ][Dann-] "Not a bad idea. I may give these guys another few minutes of ocean air, but then I should get some sleep myself." He smiles, holding his shovel over his shoulders. "Nice to meet you! See you on the 'battlefield' tomorrow."
  843. [00:44:08 ]* Dann- then crouches down and scratches the furpig affectionately.
  844. [00:44:09 ][castfromhp] "Yup, nice meeting you Dann!" Sandy waves and heads back toward the town at a trot.
  845. [00:46:06 ]* Dann- watches her leave and chuckles softly. Turning towards Kai and Winston, he gives them both a grin. "Looks like we may have our work cut out for us tomorrow, guys. But I wouldn't have it any other way."
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