Registeel Run Edition
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Quest theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-ts=1422579428&v=YW9QKy6oDkE&x-yt-cl=85114404
Recently: You and Vance have joined the current champion and general crazy person, Violet, in an adventure in a jungle ruin to help free Regirock. You have to get past Registeel and the other dangers of this ruin to do so, though.
There is a 10 minute voting period after each post. Non-contradictory votes will be combined as best as possible.
Write-ins for all votes or always welcome and encouraged. They may not all make it into the post or be altered to fit in, but I'll do my best to at least try to address the spirit of the write-in.
Very important or contentious votes may be redone in a stricter voting system as it comes up.
Combat involves rolls! Once there's a clear winner, we roll for the move accuracy/crit/secondary effect. Usually it's just three 1d100s. Sometimes you can get a modifier from circumstances, so be creative! Add flair, do tricks with moves, mess with terrain, whatever!
Call me out on a mistake and receive an apology butt or suggestive picture.
Pokemon on you:
Zappy Dan (Magnezone)
Not In Party:
[Well, I'm super bad at keeping a schedule or running a lot of times per month.]
Devon keeps a sharp eye at your side while Aria takes on a fighting pose in her Piroutte form. Both Pokemon can sense your tension for the upcoming fight.
The plan is simple. Vance will trigger the alarm by taking the crystal, you’ll keep Registeel busy, and Violet will find where Registeel came from to find the master switch that signals Regirock that it’s no longer needed to protect the ruins.
“I trust you both will be able to handle things. I’ll be too busy searching for the trigger to babysit you.” Violet starts walking to one of the hallways leading out of this room.
You and Vance exchange a look. You’re both ready.
“Okay!” Vance rubs his hands together. “Here goes nothing.” He grabs onto crystal and pulls.
Nothing happens. It didn't even move.
He adjusts his stance and pulls again. It lifts off the pedestal, but stone walls shoot up all around him.
“I'm okay!” you barely hear his muffled voice. “I think... I think there’s some sort of puzzle to getting out. Gimme a minute and- WOAH!”
“Vance? What happened?”
“I’m fine. I just need to not press the wrong things. Also, putting the crystal back isn't the answer. I can figure this out.”
Damnit. Violet is nowhere to be seen. She said it wasn't boobytrapped.
You hear creaking, heavy footsteps. Registeel is coming. He’ll be on you any second now.
>Have Aria and Devon wait in ambush for Registeel
>Have Aria smash a hole in the wall while Devon covers
>Have Devon smash a hole in the wall while Aria covers
>Put them both to work on getting Vance free They can work fast together
>Throw out more Pokemon (will be hard to keep track of everything)
[Might be a bit slow tonight]
You leave Vance to fend for himself. He’s reliable in a pinch. He should be fine, right?
You signal Aria and Devon to get ready. Aria positions herself right by the corner, and Devon sticks a bit farther back.
Registeel walks into view. The metal on hard stone produces loud footsteps that make you want to flinch each time.
It turns and sees you, then begins to stomp forward rapidly. He didn’t notice Aria behind him.
She’s facing in your direction, so some moves might get you or Devon too.
>Sing, try to put it asleep (may get you or Devon)
>Perish Song (may get you and Devon)
>Role Play. It has Clear Body
>Teeter Dance (may get you and Devon)
>Power-Up punch, this might be a long fight
>Low Kick. It’s heavy
>Relic song, switch back
“Power-Up Punch! Now!”
She lowers her chin and gives a solid, straight jab to Registeel’s back. There’s a loud klang and it lurches forward.
Registeel’s cry sounds like Regirocks if it were running fingers over it’s non-existent lips. Despite that, it gives an intimidating aura as it echoes.
It’s eyes blink and flicker as it turns to face Aria.
Devon jumps in front of you and digs his heels in. It’s perfect timing, since you’re just about to command him to use
>Roar. Send it away for a bit
>Ember. peck at it.
>Flamethrower, strong and reliable
>Dark Pulse, he’s worked hard on that move
>Get in it’s way and counter
>Bite, try to flinch it for Aria
>Thunder Fang, try to flinch it for Aria, or paralyze
You see Violet slink past just out of Registeel’s view, and down the hallway it came from. She gives a quick shushing gesture before she’s out of sight again.
Devon already starts firing it off. Out of all your Pokemon, he’s the most in sync with you. He didn’t act without your command, but was prepared and knew what you were going to say before you were done saying it.
The flames lick into Registeel’s back. He felt it, but it’s not enough to draw off his attack on Aria. A loud, hollow Tong sound echoes out as it lands Iron Head. She’s pushed back and rubs her head.
You keep him in his non-mega form for now. Even with all your practice, it can drain you a bit.
So far so good. Registeel seems a bit sharper than Regirock, but less intense. It also looks like it’s going to start taking you more seriously.
You hear sliding stones from inside where Vance is trapped. “That wasn't supposed to happen, but still okay!”
Aria shakes her head and flies towards Registeel. She’s still facing towards you and Devon
>Leave them and chase after Violet. She promised no traps
>Have one of them help Vance
>Tell her to duck and dodge to get into a better position
>Low Kick! Sweep the leg!
>Role Play. It has Clear Body
>Relic song, switch forms
>Sing, try to put it asleep (may get you or Devon)
>Perish Song (may get you and Devon)
Rolled 38 (1d100)
[Okay, roll 'em]
Aria ducks and spins before giving a quick sweep of it’s legs. Registeel crashes ackwards to the ground.
“Great job!” You thrust your arm.
Vance seems to be changing tactics. “Alright. Plan B.” After a second, there’s a loud crash from where Vance is. “Cranidos, again!”
Yes. This is going well. And Devon is ready to rock again. He dashes quickly to the left to get the best angle in preperation for you command.
“Alright! Let’s use-”
He suddenly stops and turns back to face you, nostrils flaring. He growls. Steam and light leak from between his teeth. He looks very hostile and very startled.
He’s going to attack!
Aria looks normal.
>Stand firm and try to talk to him
>Take out your flute, play him something
>Dodge away from him, you know how he attacks and that’s the best way to avoid it
>Dodge towards him, maybe there’s something behind you
Rolled 9 (1d100)
[Give me three 1d100 rolls, please!]
[Roll better than me]
You dodge forward. There’s a light breeze from behind, then a hot flame over your shoulder.
You get behind Devon and turn around. He’s growling at a cloaked figure. The strange figure lurches forward into the light. “Hellllooo, Kat!”
Delmer! Except he looks strange. His face looks scaley. His hand, a claw, pinches out a smoldering ember on his cloak.
Aria and Registeel battle behind you. Vance cracks his way out of his stone-wall prison. He seems like he'll be out soon at this pace.
Delmer smiles and casually saunters towards you.
>Stall. Talk to Delmar (Write-ins welcome)
>Throw out all your Pokemon. You’re sure their teamwork will work even in this tight space
>Let Devon handle it, help Vance
>Let Devon handle it, help Aria
Ok, serious talk, guys. We tried leaving him hanging, and we also tried dealing with him batman-style. Surprise-surprise, that didn't work! I think we should make sure that Team Imperium is blasting off for good. I'm thinking decapitation and then burning his body so that he doesn't come back from the dead. Although that does still leave us with the problem of his ghost haunting us.
No killing if we can help it. Besides if he threatens this whole mission, he's messing with Champion. I'm pretty sure that once we throw him back in the jail, Violet can make sure he stays there.
Delmer dashes forward, sharp, inhuman claws extended. Despite what’s obviously a sloppy attack, he just barely gets Devon on the side. Devon yelps.
Even a grazing hit from him seems to be powerful.
He cackles. “You have no idea how long I’ve waited for this chance.
His laughter stops when Devon covers him in flames. You’d normally feel very wrong about having a Pokemon seriously attack a human, but it doesn’t feel wrong here. Delmer is some sort of monster now.
He rips off his burnt cloak, revealing his scaly torso. “It won’t go the same way as before, Kat.” His eyes look towards Vance as he cracks the wall. “I’m...better now.”
Despite his words, you see that the attack did have some effect. Just not as strong as you’d expect.
You glance behind. Aria is losing her momentum in the fight. She’s not losing, just losing the advantage she was enjoying
Devon keeps himself positions between Delmer and yourself.
>Try to get Registeel to fight Delmer instead
>Drain Punch! Get your HP back!
>Cover your ears and order her to Sing!
>Low Kick again! It can’t stand that punishment forever
>Teeter Dance everyone!
>Have her attack Delmer
Hey, didn't kill him last time, made sure he got in jail, and look where it got us! We're being attacked by the same guy again. And he escaped from jail. Possibly endangering innocent lives. If only there was a permanent solution to all that. Gee, that would be fantastic.
Rolled 10, 62 = 72 (2d100)
“Sing!” You cover your ears. Devon tries to imitate your action, but when Delmer advances on you he rushes to intercept instead. Delmer has to keep his arms slashing out and isn’t able to cover his ears.
You see him and Registeel begin to fall asleep. Devon’s eyes grow heavy too.
There’s a crash as Vance’s Cranidos gets him free. He retrieves his Pokemon, since it’s too big to fit through the hole. He walks out, taking in the scene.
A series of sharp, metal blades swing out from the floor in front of Vance. He scrambles back, keeping one arm around the crystal. More blades shoot behind. “Oh come on!”
He’s trapped in a box of blades, now. He’s unhurt and not being directly targeted, as long as he doesn’t move out from his small space. But “fine” is a term that’s very open to interpretation when blades swipe at you.
He holds a hand over a Pokeball, considering how to handle his situation. Rusty metal edges zips around him. It slowly pushes him back into a shrinking space. “Okay. I can figure this out too,” he assures mostly himself.
Delmer stirs. He won’t be out long. You can tell the same goes for Registeel.
>Have your Pokemon help Vance out of of there
>Try to capture Registeel
>Attack them both while they’re open
You grab a Great Ball from your pocket. This is your chance to catch Registeel!
Vance backs away from a slowly encroaching blade wall. He's counting how many times it slices per ten seconds. "Yeah. Yeah. I have this."
Your ball sails through the air towards Registeel.
Right, but do you remember what quest you're in? Aria is a girl, so it's understandable we would do that. Registeel is male, so whatever abuse he suffers is totally fine in our book!
I don't like our capture odds, guys.
For additional perspective, capture chance at lvl50 1% health is 4.7%.
>trying to catch legendaries with great balls
Oh shit nigger what are we doing.
The Great Ball hits Registeel, turns him into a flash of light, then falls to the ground. It wiggles once, then Registeel reappears.
Vance shifts his weight. He kicks out once, bending the blade in front of him slightly. It’s not enough to stop it from moving her even slow it down much, but on the plus side, he didn’t lose his foot either. He goes back to watching it swing back and forth, waiting for the right time.
Delmer stirs to his feet. “I...won’t...be stopped so easily.” He sprays himself with a bottle. You see as it falls to his side that it’s a super potion. “It’s time to stop playing. Give me the crystal, and I’ll leave you be.”
>Vance, toss the crystal to him. Who even cares about it
>Aria! Devon! Get Delmer!
>Have Aria help Vance
>Have Devon help Vance
>Toss another ball at Registeel
>Call for Voilet to help, wherever she is
>Play the flute song from the other ruin, except well this time
shit the flute was the crystal relic from the other temple
playing it near this one might activate an ancient super weapon or some thing
we could vaporize Vance or give him super armor or something
Horrifying implications. Absolutely monstrous. I approve.
Rolled 32 (1d100)
[Roll 4 dice for the flute. As per your practice before the 4th is immune from critical failure]
You don’t know what exactly what possesses you to do it, but it feels right. You take out your flute, and begin to play.
Different runes over the walls glow as your song echoes out. The crystal glows unbearably bright in Vance’s hands.
Delmer starts horking something up. After a disgusting series of noises, he spits up a purple, disgusting blob. You recognize it as either Sludge or Sludge Bomb.
But somehow, it slows in mid air. In fact, everything is slowing down. The blades slowly slink back and forth, eventually slowing to almost perfectly still.
The soundwaves around you shield you from the flow of normal time. It feels safe and warm, but at the same time you can’t help but feel like you’ve walked into a place you were never supposed to go.
>Move Vance to safety
>Beat Delmer senseless with a rock
>Wander around the temple, see if you can find clues as to what’s going on
>Play the song again, maybe it’ll fix things
>Send out a Pokemon
You have the same unease you used to get when you’d sneak out of the orphanage and go places you weren’t supposed to.
In fact, it feels almost real. Less like a memory, and more like you’re there, doing it. At the same time, you look to the future. The Pokemon League. You’re battling one of the Elite Four, hearing the crowds cheer but only caring about how proud you are of your Pokemon. You see farther, to Mt. Harmony. Why are you there? Why is it so dark?
No, you’re in the present. You’re grabbing Vance and dragging him to safety. He’s like a solid rock, but at the same time he doesn’t weight much. You shove him upward, and when he slowly floats high enough, you shove him sideways. Then, as he clears the danger area, you catch him and gently slow him down.
You reach to your Pokeballs and toss out Raistlin. The flash of light seems to take forever, yet no time at all. He appears, but he’s just as slow as everything else.
You patiently wait for him to form a thought. He thinks faster than anyone you know, and you can tell he’s still processing his surroundings.
A feeling of being watched slowly grows more intense.
>Converse with Raistlin, slowly
>Play the song again, fix this
>Beat up Delmer
>Wander the temple
“What do you think about this, Raistlin?” You hope he can process you.
You pick up a rock and whip it at Delmer. It very slowly flies through the air, then very slowly bounces off of him.
Raistlin slowly forms a thought. He says you’re fast.
You catch the rock, then throw it again. So that’s how he sees you. “Any idea why, or what’s happening?”
You watching as the rock once again floats into Delmer, bouncing off his face. He’s so ugly. Nothing about his body can be comfortable. His arms are lumpy, his face is asymmetrical, his bones look wrong.
Raistlin doesn’t think what you’re doing makes sense. You shouldn’t be so fast. Even if you are, you should be getting more wind resistance or experience g-force sensations. Yet you feel normal. It’s not that you’re fast, it’s that you’re not complying with the rest of time.
“Why am I feeling so confused?” Yo snatch the rock out of the air again. This time, you drop it and then start moving Delmar to where Vance was. Then you grab some of your crappy punk clothes and tie his arms behind his back.
Raistlin finally answers your question. He tells you that your mind is infinite. Your memories are the future. Your past has yet to occur.
Raistlin is afraid. He no longer wants to think about it. The conclusions make no sense.
You feel like something is asking you a question, but it hasn't asked it yet. How can you answer? You’ll handle it later.
>It’s fine. You’ve got this. Go find Violet
>Play the song again
>Try to catch Delmar in a Pokeball
>Gaze into the future
Raistlin digs deep and summons his courage. He tries to read your memories and make sense of everything, despite feeling like knowing is worse than not knowing, which is very much the opposite of his usual attitude.
You have faced a terrible choice of sacrifices at Mt. Harmony. You will go on a Pokemon adventure and leave the orphanage.
You take out your flute and begin playing. You’re already playing.
Before you’re done playing, the presence you’ve been worried about looks firmly on you. You can’t really make sense of the face, but it’s there, it sees you, and you can’t hide from it.
You’re finishing the song. Time is normalizing.
It stares into your birth and death, examining you to detail beyond your understanding. It wants to know what you would ask of it.
Wait, is this a trick? A trap? A free wish?
Can you ask for anything? Can you stop Robin from losing her eye? Undo your being left at the orphanage? Fix something that hasn’t occurred?
>Please don’t hurt me
>Let me see my future
>Fix a single mistake
Devon not getting the scar might mean we lose the battle. We could then end up in a losing streak where we lose all our money, and fall into more crime and drugs. We could then become an alone, back-alley, two dollar hooker that is entirely alone.
No one wants that, right?
“Nothing,” you answer, trying to sound respectful. “Sorry to bother you.”
What a novel concept; a human turning down power. Even your thoughts are mostly about using such a gift to help others, as short-sighted as such ideas are. Dialga seems to mostly approve. You aren’t taking any more than you need, and aren’t acting in a selfish desire. Not that it’s approval matters under all circumstances, but it allows itself the luxury of examining your petty concept of reality and admiring your outlook despite your smallness.
It tells you that you already had/will ask for something, but it understands now isn’t then.
Time becomes normal, and you try to keep standing. You’ve been judged, and as far as you can tell, you’ve passed.
Vance groans and lifts himself up. “What happened? I feel like I was hit by a truck.”
The spinning blades seem to have stopped. The temple is lit up.
Registeel simply stares at you, then turns around and starts walking away.
Delmar lays in the middle of the floor, motionless. Those rocks must have hit him at a crazy speed.
>Chase the Registeel, leave him
>Give Delmar a potion while keeping him under guard
>Try to use a Pokeball on Delmar
I don't know, Aria agreed to a fight and didn't retreat even when she was losing, while Registeel is attempting to escape.
I feel like that means that Registeel doesn't want to be captured right now and we should probably respect that?
[I'm going to call a revote early, since it seems like there is some debate and changed minds.
You can either use a Pokeball on him, or leave him (under guard or not. We can sort details after if that choice is voted on).
As always, only exact quotes will be counted.]
To be fair I've been lurking all night and I can't remember if I've voted or not.. so if the post count goes up after I send this it's me.
Some of us do actually lurk. I missed this vote though.
[I'm not miscounting, right?]
Was considering voting for it a second time on my phone but decided to not be pathetic.
Presumably Gobble won't kill off the professor on a whim, if it even works. If the Pokeball vote fails maybe Gobble will let us know what would have happened.
Looks right to me.
Can someone who voted Pokeball tell me what the logic was other than " I WANT TO PUSH THE BUTTON". I have no idea why anyone thought this would be a good idea.
>inb4 stay mad faggot hurr hurr
[He just cannot roll well. He constantly gets dice-chumped]
“You’re okay, right?”
He holds his sides. You feel a bit guilty, since it’s all places you pushed him. “I think so. Probably. I feel like I’ve been punched by a Machamp repeatedly, though.” He gestures to Delmer. “What are we going to do with him?”
You take out a Pokeball, and you and Vance share a look.
“Okay. Let’s give it a shot,” Vance tells you. He wants you to know you have his support. He shares your concern that there’s a chance it might go wrong.
You use a Pokeball on Delmer. It flashes, drops to the ground, sparks, then locks. Before you can pick it up, it vanishes. It’ll arrive with Professor Fir. You have no idea what he’ll say when he sees that, but you’re sure he’ll be equipped to handle anything that happens.
With nothing better to do, you and Vance follow in the direction Registeel went.
“So, what happened, exactly?”
You fill Vance and the other Pokemon in as best as you can. Raistlin, Aria, and Devon crowd up to you. Nobody took too much damage, but they seem a bit confused.
Vance holds his hands behind his head. “I don’t know if I could give the same answer. I mean, think about what people would give to have a redo in life.”
Aria hops on top of Devon to use him as a ride instead of floating under her own power. She’s tired, but not that worn out. She’s just showing off. Devon doesn't seem to care, though. He thinks it’s neat. Raistlin seems a bit better now, but is surprisingly happy and eager to get a hug.
Sure, you have regrets like anybody. Maybe you’ll want help in the future. But this, the present, well, it isn’t so bad.
[Calling it there. Falling asleep on the keyboard.]
>perfectly fine low profile crime
>tried to wear us down with psychic pokemon before striking
>Came at us with thug allies at night
>Just now tried to sneak up and target us
Thanks for running boss. Any chance we are getting another thread soon?
[Thanks for coming! Unless something goes horribly wrong, we'll run tomorrow.]
>Would he be league sanctioned?
I don't think abominations are allowed. Hornbeam is the real final boss assuming he is responsible for this.