Elite Four Prep Edition
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Recently: You fought off Regirock, captured Delmar, and had a trippy run-in with Dialga
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Zappy Dan (Magnezone)
Not In Party:
You, Vance, Aria, Devon, and Raistlin go down the hall in the direction that Registeel went.
“You don’t have to stay here any longer.” You hear Violet’s voice. You peek around the corner and see her, Blaziken, and Registeel having a standoff.
Registeel takes a fighting position. Blaziken steps closer.
“It’s alright. You’re not a slave any longer.” You see Violet slyly grasp a Pokeball. Is she planning on catching it?
Registeel looks confused.
You could help her talk him down. Maybe catching him is just her backup plan.
You could also hit it with your Pokeball from here before she can. She probably won’t react well to that.
Maybe you can cut off her view of Registeel and decide after.
>Help her talk Registeel down
>Throw a Pokeball before she can
>Have your Pokemon collapse the hall ceiling between Registeel and Violet.
>Help her talk Registeel down
Let's see what she does. Frankly, her having Registeel is no skin off my back, I bet she has 6 scarier Pokemon to use as champion anyway. While letting her execute her preferred plan will tell us some very valuable things about her attitude towards Pokemon.
[If this is a repeat, I apologize and will find another]
I generally agree, but I'm not too worried for a Pokemon like Registeel. And I don't think she's that bad to Pokemon, even if she's not the Pokemon saint she considers herself either.
You decide to help talk Registeel down.
“Registeel,” you call out as you, your Pokemon, and Vance come around the corner. “It’s alright.”
Registeel turns to you. It makes a rapid, deep bleeping noise. You hold the others back and slowly step forward. “She’s right.” That feels dirty to say. “You’re free.”
Registeel steps back, but seems to be slowly calming down. It looks between you on one end, and Violet on the other.
“Come here, Registeel. I know you’re confused, you poor thing. Let me look at those dents. I promise you won’t be hurt.””
Registeel assess her, and then begins charging up for an attack. For some reason, he doesn’t seem to like her now. Maybe he’s just a good judge of character.
“Looks like we have no choice but to defend ourselves, Blaziken.” She smiles as she reaches for her Pokeball. “We can help him see the light later.”
>Wait! Jump in front of both and talk it out
>Screw it! Pokeball, go!
>Play the flute, try to calm the situation
She's overbearing and shit but baiting is quite the exaggeration. She might be making herself an unappealing choice, purposely or not, but again it's not like she's done anything (since we arrived) to actually antagonize, threaten or otherwise make Registeel attack her.
You leap in front of both Pokemon.
To your incredible relief, neither one hits you. They try maneuvering around you, but the momentum from the charge is broken, so Blaziken leaps back instead.
“Kat, what are you going?” Violet’s voice is flat, and slightly annoyed.
“Kat! What are you doing!” Vance’s voice is full of concern.
“Listen to me. Registeel. She won’t attack you unless you attack her.” You turn to the champion. “Right?”
She looks at the back of her fire Pokemon defending her, then throws up her hands. “Of course not.”
Blaziken nods in support. It believes in it’s master.
“Then let’s all relax.” You gingerly reach out to shake Registeel’s hand. “My name is Kat.”
Registeel just looks at you. It bloops.
You can understand why it doesn’t know what to do. It’s been guarding this place for who knows how long, and just suddenly got the signal that it’s no longer needed.
It looks back to Vance and your Pokemon. It fixes its gaze on Vance.
No, not Vance, the crystal.
>Show it out the door. Let it figure things out from there
>Vance, give it the crystal
>Offer to train it until it knows what it wants
>Call out Violet for whatever she was trying to pull
This is quite a lewd quest.
“Vance, give it the crystal.”
He holds it in both arms like a football. “Are you sure?”
“Yeah. Come on. I mean, if it’s anyone’s, it’s his.”
He sees your point. Vance approaches Registeel slowly, holding out the crystal.
“Kat. Darling. Maybe we shouldn’t-”
Vance hands the crystal over. Registeel bleeps and bloops loudly, then immediately blows it to smithereens.
“Woah!” Vance jumps back. “I hope that wasn’t important.”
Registeel makes no more movements.
Maybe that’s it’s way of saying he can’t be fired, he quits.
“Come on, Registeel, want to see outside?”
It bloops. You take that as a yes, and all of you reach the hallway leading to the exit. You see the orange sun setting down beyond the trees.
You gesture Registeel forward. It stands there for a long time, then starts walking out.
It reaches the outside. Probably for the first time in ages. You and the rest of your group follow.
But before you get all the way out, a stone wall springs up! It has inscriptions similar to the ones you saw in the old ruins. Except this one has what looks like a slot for putting the crystal in.
You see Robin losing her eye in your mind again.
You shake your head. You need to focus.
Violet sighs. “I warned you.”
“We can smash through,” Vance suggests. “Have our Steel type Pokemon form a barrier around us in case there are any darts or arrows.”
“And if there are different traps, you’re asking your steel type Pokemon to sacrifice themselves for you.” Violet folds her arms. “I won’t allow it.”
>Try Vance’s idea anyway. Violet can’t stop both of you, right?
>Smash through, but without a protective barrier
>Play the flute. You’ve got this
>Play your recording on your Pokedex
Exactly. Regular appeasement is key, since the dice gods take offense to desperate offerings.
>Play the flute. You’ve got this
The dice gods were pleased by my humble offering it seems.
“I have this.” You take out your flute.
Vance takes a readied, fighting position. Violet sees this and shifts slightly.
You don’t blame them, but it’s not very encouraging.
You close your eyes, inhale, and play.
The tune flows out into the air from your flute. In your flute, it flows from your mouth. In your mouth, the air flows from your lungs. And from in your body, the song flows from your soul.
It’s a beautiful but haunting melody. Despite what should be terrible acoustics, it sounds amazing and clear.
The doors slide open, and the fresh air flows in again.
Aria pats you on the back. You realize she actually let you do your own thing this time and watched, instead of getting herself involved.
Vance gives you a meaningful smile and a nod.
“I’m impressed, Kat.” Violet walks past, brushing against your arm lightly. “You deserve a reward later.”
Before you can comment, you all reach Registeel. He’s looking at the Slowking and his group.
“The guardian has left! What happened!”
Violet stands out. “You’re all free now! Isn’t that great?”
Slowking looks up at her incredulously. “We’ve failed. We’ve lost our purpose.”
The other Slowbros, Slowbros, and Slowpokes begin to stir and mutter among themselves.
Some look upset.
>You can find a new purpose, now
>Oh. Damn. Sorry. We didn’t mean for this.
>You can still guard this place
>Offer them a new home. You’re a viscountess, you have land they can use for whatever they want.
Good touch from a bad person. The best kind of touch.
So I just caught up on all the archives, but they didn't seem to include what happened during the 3 months we trained with the ex-champ. Could someone please explain why we have a Garchomp now? I'm so confused.
Kat is usually the top so I like the novelty of her being dommed by Violet.
Yeah, there's a lot with subby Kat, there actually hasn't been one with her dominant all the way through for a while. Last one was mostly her but Claire took over by the end, IIRC
And I like the dynamic in them. There aren't defined roles, and everything flows pretty naturally
You look to Violet. She keeps her voice low. “They’ve been brainwashed into doing the bidding of humans that aren’t even around anymore. Of course they’ll have an adjustment period. But they’ll see the light.”
The slow Pokemon stir and mutter. Panic grows with a few, but luckily it’s taking a long time to get going.
You stand over the top of the temple’s mossy stairs. “You can find a new purpose.”
“Protecting this place is all we’ve known.”
“Well, I have land. Lots of it. And parts of it need protecting. There are Lapras breeding grounds there. They could use someone to look out for the area. Or if you don’t want to do that, you can just relax instead.”
They mutter among themselves.
“Or you can choose anything else you want,” Violet says. “The world is yours.”
“We need time to discuss,” Slowking tells you.
That’s fair. You turn to Registeel. It’s just watching the trees.
Then suddenly, it begins walking into the jungle.
Violet moves to catch up to it. She might be trying to convince it to join her.
>Let her talk to it
>Offer the land to Registeel too
>Convince her to let it go. It can find it’s own path
>Wait! Convince it to join you instead
>Try to catch it, like any other Pokemon
>Let her talk to it
If she can actually make a good argument without lying than fine.
Ask Slowking just what it was this place was for? Like what were the Regis guarding, who put the crystal there
>yfw the temple was made at the behest of a legendary pokemon telling humans what to do
You run up with her and her Blaziken. “Registeel. Wait!”
Violet looks at you, but doesn’t say whatever it is she was going to say. “The same offer applies to you too. There’s lots of room there if you want to just do...whatever. Or if you want to help the Lapras, I’m sure they’d appreciate it too.”
It looks at you again. It’s so hard to read it’s blank face. It bloops, then bleeps.
“That’d be nice, right Violet? You don’t have any objections?”
She looks at Blaziken. “Yes. That would be perfect.”
Registeel bloops, turns around, and walks away into the jungle.
“He says he’d like to see it.” Slowking approaches from behind. “He’s going to journey there.”
Well, you guess it’s his choice how he gets there.
It’s late. You’ll have a long walk to get to the plane, so you decide to camp outside the temple tonight.
Vance happily cooks up a huge stew for everyone, Slowpokes included. His Pokemon team helps, each taking a different duty like chopping veggies, getting more firefood, etc.
Violet takes you aside. “So, Registeel got away from you in the temple.”
Oh. Right. Delmar.
“What happened, exactly?”
>Tell her about your encounter with Delmar
>Lie. There was a trap that separated you and Registeel
>Lie. There were other Pokemon in the temple guarding it too
>Lie. (Make something else up)
>”Don’t worry about it.”
>>Lie. There was a trap that separated you and Registeel
Damn you I was drinking. Well done.
Let's do a quick 5 minute vote. Either lie about what happened, or tell her "An old enemy caught up with me. You'd like him. He's all about "being one with pokemon"."]
"An old enemy caught up with me. You'd like him. He's all about "being one with pokemon"
She looks at you questioningly. “What does that mean, exactly?”
“It means you take Pokemon d-”
“Nevermind,” she flips her hair up. “No need to be rude, if you don’t want to answer. I don’t know why you insist on being so hostile.” You get a sense that she’s intensely curious, but is deciding not to press you for now.
It’s late. After dinner, you all set up tents and get to bed. It’s been a long, humid, tense day.
You wake up the next morning next to a warm body. You’re eyes are still closed as you roll to your side slightly. You cuddle the warm body closely while your brain drags itself away from it’s dreaming state. You reach and give Clair a playful little squeeze.
“Oh my. How forward,” Violet says.
“Gah! What the shit!” You scramble back, covering yourself with the blanket.
“I came to wake you up. It’s time to get a move on.”
“How is crawling in my bed waking me up?”
She licks her lips. “You’re wide awake, aren’t you?”
You head out of your tent. Vance gives you a funny look as you exit with Violet.
“We’ve decided to try your offer,” Slowking says.
“Wonderful!” Violet clasps her hands together. “Now Kat, how were you planning on moving all of them? Hmm?”
That’s a good point. There are a few dozen here at least.
“If you ask nicely, I could fly a few at a time for the next few days, while you train. You do have that match coming up.” She smiles.
You could ask to borrow the royal family blimp. They’d probably be okay with that. It’d take awhile to arrange, but still leave some time to train.
You could capture them all, then get the Professor’s help it moving them across the region from his place to your land. You don’t know if they’d like that, though. Being capture has a lot of implications and baggage with it.
>Ask Violet to fly them
>You guys should journey there, like Registeel
>Try to convince them to let you capture and mail them
>Ask to borrow the royal blimp when you get back
Let's just present them the options and let them decide. We want to let them know that they're free now.
Also, what the fuck was this temple even for anyway? We didn't cause some sort of cosmic imbalance, did we?
“Well, I could capture you all in a Pokeball, and transport that.”
Slowking inspects the Pokeball you hold out.
Violet folds her arms. “You don’t want that,” she tells Slowking.
“It’s their choice,” you remind her, then turn back to Slowking. “You could take the journey. See the world, figure out if it’s really for you.”
Slowking considers that.
You keep talking. “I can probably arrange to get you guys a ride, but it’s your choice.”
Slowking looks over his very slowly moving flock, then nods. “That would be appreciated.”
Violet leans on your shoulder. “You just have the resources for anything, don’t you?”
“I just have friends. You should try it sometime.”
She laughs and backs off. Then she goes to bug Vance for help disassembling her tent. She can manage just fine on her own, but Vance is the type of guy that just loves to help anyone that needs it, even if it’s someone he doesn’t like. She just seems to have a compulsive need to make people do what she wants.
You say your goodbyes to the slow Pokemon. They’ll wait around here until you send the blimp.
The journey back to the plane, which takes most of the daylight.
You sit up in the front seat next to Violet as the plane takes off. She turns to you, and for the first time in the whole journey, she looks like a normal person. “You know, Kat, you impressed me back there.”
“I mean it. I know I tease you a lot, but if I can offer you anything, let me know.”
Her tone is so different. Is she trying another approach? Is she just experiencing a moment of lucidity? Is she sincere?
You fall asleep during the flight, and wake up just in time for the landing.
As you and Vance unpack, he suddenly stops and grabs something from the back of the plane. “What’s this?”
It looks similar to the device Dick had.
Violet laughs. “Oh. That. Yes. That was the backup plan.”
“Simple. If we didn't succeed, I could just fly to the sand temple, play with the frequencies, and use that to detonate the charges he likely has there, removing the leverage he had over Regirock.”
You and Vance exchange a look. She just smiles.
Vance carefully places it down. "You were going to blow the temple up?"
"As a backup plan. Yes." She looks at him like he's dense. “Now come on. Regirock still needs to be separated from that awful trainer, if he hasn't escaped already.”
>She’s insane. You’re done with this.
>Fine, lets go find Dick
>Tell her you’ll handle it without her
>“I mean it. I know I tease you a lot, but if I can offer you anything, let me know.”
You know that old fashioned thing with asking parents for approval before you marry their daughter?
>Tell her you’ll handle it without her
Bad Violet, no pussy.
[Once again we seem divided on two opposing votes.
Should you work with her for whatever last steps are needed to free Regirock, or work without her?]
"You know, every time I think you might not be completely terrible, you go and say something like that."
“Hmmph. You have a very self-serving way of looking at things. I’ve been totally honest with you. You’re the one with the mysterious old enemy.”
You sigh and look to Vance. He trusts whatever call you make.
“Come on, let’s go find Dick.”
She hitches up her back. “You should both be proud of yourselves. We’re doing great work. Let’s go free that Pokemon!”
[That’s it for tonight. Sorry about the short, late thread. We should be running earlier tomorrow]
[Thanks for coming everyone!
Next thread should involve training too, so think of some stuff you'll want to do with your Pokemon.]
>think of some stuff you'll want to do with your Pokemon.
[Love you guys.]