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Strelitzia: <Aaaa... Um, sort of? The photos aren't mine I'm just.. b-borrowing them.>
<Also, yes it's mayonnaise.. It was never explained to me what's going on in that picture or why it was taken, though.>
A seemingly-clandestine traveller arrives in the small but notable city, checking a map on a personal data assistant-type device.
Halis: "Was this the way? I think it was... no no, wait, maybe it was that way."
They seem to be trying to reorient themselves, not being entirely sure where to go.
Halis: "Those people on TV... they made it look so easy. Just go there, here, somewhere else, put the shiny thing in the lava and their adventure's done. None of that here, though, I'm having to actually think about this... maybe I should just sit down and take a couple minutes to relax and unwind."
They sit down on a nearby park bench before an Aron pops out of their pokeball and starts nudging Halis.
Aran: <No. No breaks. We need to keep going.>
Halis: "Aran, please... I'm actually kinda tired from all this walking. Can't we just take a bit of a break...?"
Halis gives Aran a specific look, one designed to be endearing, and she backs off.
Aran: <...Alright, fine. But only for a few minutes. There's still so much to do, after all.>
They both sit back a bit and relax on the bench, taking in the scenery... but not before Halis checks on things like the time and weather on their PDA, which appears to have both networking capabilities and the ability to recieve and send phonecalls in spite of looking completely antiquated. Aran just looks around in the meantime, not understanding the point of things like that. They both look completely out of place in this area, one being overdressed, the other being a 'mon from another area entirely.
Edited by MetamorphicHalis on Jan 4th 2019 at 1:57:51 PM
Polly raises an eyebrow.
Polly: Oh? Who took them?
Evangeline glances at the wall, where this poster◊ is hanging.
Strelitzia: <U-um.... A couple different people, I think? A lot were taken by a friend of mine..>
Colton stayed silent, drawing up an illusory plan of that Groudon statue he almost got to take for a joyride before he paused and looked over at Johnathan.
"What if we design the mechs so that after we finish taking them for a joyride they can be outfitted with tools needed for the expedition?" He offered. "I mean, I can't speak for Silas or Shaun, but if that's the one caveat, so be it.
"Also," he added, dropping the illusory schematic. "Silas said something earlier about me getting a job here in the engineering field, that you might want another engineer on hand?"
Cylus dodged the bullet spray again and started to close the distance between him and the Captain, his arm morphing into a gatling form repulsor, he grinned and said "Koska, Se ärsyttää sinua."
Hayon concentrated and tried to hold the Captain still with Psychic.
Silas really wanted to get away right now as Roxy smiled, "I think we will Jessica, I think we will."
Johnathan thought about the proposal, "Not a bad idea all together lad, and ya I need engineers on hand. Building Zeke's space future isn't exactly easy."
Edited by EchoingSilence on Jan 3rd 2019 at 4:01:11 AM
Polly: Oh, who was that? And which way were you going?
Evangeline shrugs, and pushes the cart out of the elevator. Slowly, small bug, big cart.
Strelitzia: <Uhhhhhhhh..... I-I'd rather not say.>
<And I'm n-not really going a-anywhere, really. I was just.. w-wandering around.>
-Fog near the castle roils a little before a small entourage walks out of it. At the lead is someone who seems sorta just like a modern trainer, though a trainer that someone's drained the color saturation from. She carries a lantern as she leads the way until she gets within sight of the castle. At which point she stops and almost twitches as her eyes dart between seemingly unrelated segments of the castle walls-
-The second in the grim procession, a hooded woman with a brown canvas knapsack on the back of her otherwise-regal attire, sighs and reaches over to still the paled lantern-bearer-
???: Calm down Dardenette, we're here to be polite.
-The hooded woman takes the lead and walks towards the castle gates, accompanied by what appears to just be an ordinary Absol. The lantern-bearing pale trainer takes another moment to shake off their fascination and drifts back into following her companions-
Edited by Pentigan on Jan 3rd 2019 at 9:47:41 PM
-Deziree walks back into the house, having cleaned herself up a bit.-
Deziree: I think I may have gotten a bit too into the procedure there...
-She collapses onto the couch, grabbing the ivory-covered book and flipping to her bookmark.-
Deziree: I'll admit, Diane, that's a pretty neat piece of work. I used a similar energy system when making Jason's arm, though it was mostly to make sure the ports and vents opened and he didn't make the whole thing explode again. Might want to upgrade to carbon polymers for the feathers, though - one bad storm and those things are gonna shred.
-Meanwhile, in the other room, Dune is on the phone with someone who sounds very upset.-
Edited by DuneTheWanderer on Jan 3rd 2019 at 3:57:53 AM
Kaiiseii: "Do you gave a license to operate a magic castle?"
Civilian: "HOLY SHIT IT'Z VULPECULA AND THE ARMORED ARCANINE"
Jessica: "Ah, shit. Bye,Foxy Roxy. And Silas."
-She scoops up her helmet and launches herself into the air, Fluffles close behind.-
Diane: Oh, I know I'll need to upgrade, that's definitely in the cards. Having the base there to work with was just first priority and all, using the resources I had on hand.
-She flips open a panel, for about all the purpose of staring into a fridge contemplatively when one isn't even hungry.-
Diane: Although I don't... really anticipate using it in any storms any time soon. I really don't like storms.
-She closes the panel, idly leaning toward the door out of curiosity about Dune's conversation.-
Dune: ... Okay, okay... yes... wait, she- okay. Okay. Yes, I'll be by to pick her up in a minute. Yes- yes, I know. Alright- Alright- Alright- You want me talking on the phone or going? That's what I thought. Be there in a bit.
-He comes walking out of his room, popping his phone back into his pocket.-
Dune: They found Ludmilla, she's fine for now, but I gotta go get her.
-Deziree snaps her book shut.-
Dune: School's already gone, the local volcano goddess punched them through the chest.
-Deziree slowly opens her book back up again.-
Dune: Be back in a bit. Selene!
-An ethereal Clefable phases through the wall.-
Dune: Let's go.
-Deziree closes her book again, before coming to a realization and opening it up again. She through the pages, looking for a particular passage.-
Deziree: Diane, you ever been through Alakagross ruins before?
-Diane blinks at the exchange.-
Diane: ...Sounds like you all have been up to a lot since I've been away.
-She sloooooooowly peers over at the book pages.-
Diane: I've been to the ruins around Rota, but I personally didn't have much of a chance to explore. Is this an offer~?
Polly and Evangeline both raise an eyebrow. Impressive in the latter's case, as she is a beetle.
Polly: ...say, do you have an ID card? Or a Trainer?
-Lucius chuckles a little at Ever's phone juggling, but his smile quickly fades as he reads the message.-
Lucius: ...Yeah, that's definitely not the fun kind of fucking with. I know Tagg can take care of himself, but the idea of fighting an evil version of him is not one I like. Or could realistically handle, honestly.
Channah: -looks around- Uh. Yeah, this is a big improvement. Hello, Swellow. -snickers a little-
Strelitzia: <N-neither. Technically speaking. I-I'm here with a J-team member, though..>
Edited by Daydre on Jan 3rd 2019 at 6:57:08 AM
Deziree: What if I told you that the Alakagross had developed an Auric metal that... does... something... okay you know what lemme start over. I know where three sites are that hold the key to a location known as the Aetherium Forge. Aetherium is supposedly an Auric metal, might be an alloy, that allows for unique and bizarre devices and artifacts to be created. The alliance of cities apparently broke down some time before the whole Alakagross mess just kinda ended, but this book says the three cities are in locations that I recognize!
-She pulls out a map made from draft paper she stuck under the cover.-
Deziree: One's near Anville Town, at a place called "Deep Folk Crossing", that was easy. One's in the northern part of the Sinnoh, west of Snowpoint, and one's in the badlands. Thankfully, I know precisely where it is! It's sitting right above Selene's old home! Which should make it super easy to get to. And then I heard mention of a fourth that's north of Mt. Silver, though apparently there's been some tectonic activity around there lately.
-She folds her arms proudly.-
Deziree: I'm mostly just gauging interest. I don't have any proof that this stuff is actually there at the moment, so I'm thinking of making a trip to one of the sites before getting a whole expedition going.
While Michelle is busy with the IDPD Inspector, the Serperior darts over to his daughter's side.
Roderich: ~Artemia! Darling! Are you alright? You and your friends haven't sustained any serious or potentially life threatening injuries, have you?~
Meanwhile, back with the Inspector and Michelle. After a good minutes of flailing the Inspector finally manages to slam Michelle against the wall.
Michelle jumps off. The Inspector doesn't move from the spot, though. Instead, he begins slumping down the wall into the swamp, heaving breathing crackling through his vocodor.
Inspector Bellucci: -Lazily holding up one hand- You got me... I'm out...
After playing pinball for a few moments, Cytiss places Lillianna back on the ground almost gently.
Before being slammed into at full force by Liam.
Inspector Pyferi: Gah!
The Inspector stumbles a great deal forward, but manages to stand his ground. He straightens up, dusts off his uniform and looks Liam directly in his eyes.
Inspector Pyferi: You. Stand down. It's pointless. You get hurt. Just like them. You know? You've seen. What I can. Do.
Cytiss shakes his head.
Inspector Pyferi: Won't hurt them. Anymore. Won't hurt you. Either.
Auric and Obscuric energies tend to scatter around the energy field of the GUARDIAN Prototype, so Hayon's Psychic is all but useless against her.
ITPD Captain: -Unamused- Hmph. Aika voit kiirehtiä, hiironen
She channels the energy of the GUARDIAN Prototype down her leg to sweep Cylus over.
She then attempts to shoot a ball of energy directly at Cylus. However, a sudden wall of tar-like Obscuric Energies intercepts the ball, blocking the attack from hitting. The Obscuric wall thins dramatically, but doesn't actually completely dissipate as expected.
ITPD Captain: Huh? Mitä? Kuinka?
As the rest of the wall is called back, the source for it appears. A young woman with blue hair and a blond man by her side glaring at the imposing figure in blue. She points to the time cop, her ferocious leer not letting up.
Solana: You. Out of my facility. Out of my home. Now.
Suddenly, that tarry mass of Obscuras encompasses her arm.
Solana: Or Else.
The Captain leers back.
ITPD Captain: Hmph! Kuinka typerä.
Despite the Captain's insistence on the newcomes foolishness, neither one of them makes the first move. Rather, both observe the other. Waiting for one side to provoke first.
The blond by Solana's side leans over to whisper in her ear, never breaking line of sight with the Captain.
Matthew: So, what's the strategy with this one. Solana?
Solana: I distract. You fire when there's an opening. You know what to do.
The two continue their silent stare at the Captain.
Levi: Eesh. Space stuff? No thank you. I like the little blue orb I'm on now quite a bit thank you very much.
Levi takes another bit out of his corndogs and ponders.
Levi: Though I do wonder what kind of delicacies the vast universe has to offer. Do you think some aliens have discovered the wonders of deep frying things yet?
Daydre's mons stand back for now.
Edited by Daydre on Jan 3rd 2019 at 8:16:53 AM
Artemia: -To Roderich- <No, not really, though that Oricorio did get off a Perish Song before she faint-Faints-
-Pica and Anguis follow soon afterwards-
I guess we can try making camp here. Figures since the Wormhole was red.
Muddy: <We didn't exactly pack much food.>
-Looking at some Swanna flying by-
...This is true.
Ever: Wait, why would there be an evil Ta—
-they glance at Mezzo-
-they glance at Lucius, perhaps remembering a different ex-Iron member-
-they sorta stare into space for a bit-
-there's a quiet little whining noise-
-it's very drawn-out-
I don't wanna deal with this...and I don't wanna fight a Nihilego person, deep-fried or otherwise...
Brie: Good talk, guys.
-and she's out-
-Liam looks up at Cytiss with an angry glare, his hands balled into fists and his eyes wet with tears.-
Liam: F-fine! I d-don't care. Just... just g-go. Do what you need to do. I don't want to see a-anyone else get hurt.
-Lucius wraps his one arm around Ever.-
Lucius: There, there. I'm like 90% sure we're not gonna have to fight an evil Tagg. And if we do, I'll try to protect you. Or make sure you die first, whichever you'd prefer. No promises, though. There's only so much I can realistically do in that scenario.
-He looks over at Levi.-
Lucius: Probably. Are you telling me that any civilisation that's advanced enough to say "fuck physics" and surpass the speed of light hasn't also discovered the wonders of deep-fried, artery-clogging food? Get outta here?
Channah: Er, I've got some chocolate-covered cashews. -digs in jacket pockets- And some - oh, nope. That's just empty gum wrappers. And ¥500.
Necrobutcher: <Birdies! Now I KNOWINGS they are with eating me!> -hides behind Channah-
Channah: -sighs and pats NB- Says the bug who used to bitchslap Lo around... But yeah. -wanders away- Wonder what this place is, if not Ultra Space.
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