"Well, that's your fault for having your little one out, isn't it?" Polaris asks, cheekily. "If you don't want it to see anything, you could always recall it."
"Oh, you've got some spunk! I like that," she says to Donovan, coughing a little at the spores Rose released, as he lunges for her and tries to pull off her mask. Emphasis on tries. She makes no movement to stop him - instead lightly brushing a glove against his face as he makes his attempt before spinning out of his grasp - but the mask seems steadfastly stuck to her outfit, barely even moving from her face. It feels a lot more silky and smooth than the rough burlap appearance makes it appear.
"Now, when the League has fallen, I'll gladly take you up on that offer. You can even be there, too. I certainly wouldn't mind, given your own face. But, until then, this is my face. Also, tsk," she chides Donovan, with a teasing tone, "'your' Mica? For shame, you don't hear me laying claims on people."
A blush covered Donovans cheeks. This Polaris was so different than those he was used to facing, mostly Axiom. But she was still an enemy "You remind me of someone else I know, she hides her face and claims what she does is for the greater good as well. But I doubt you really know too much about Vesperia! If you knew what we knew, you wouldn't be trying to stop the League and the lab, you would be working with them!"
He may have let too much slip but she was flustering him being so...playful even in a fight.
"Rose, let's keep this up, I'll support you!"
The Budew shuffles back a little ways as Donovan distracts Polaris before he releases a bundle of vines, hoping to strike the Separatist and regain some of his energy in the process.
"Look here, handsome," Polaris says, twisting away from Rose's vines, even as a little edge slips into her voice, "This region did work with the League when they first came. The League took advantage of it. Workers were replaced with all the technology it brought, and with as many Pokémon as they could. Buildings and heritage sites were torn down because they were in prime building spots, and weren't a unique resource. Hazards of being settled from all other regions. If we let this all continue, the only things left of our heritage will be in museums. The only things that the League seems to be interested in are the Temples, and those aren't even ours. Within a generation or two, there will be nothing left of Vesperia as it was. In it's place will just be a copy of any other damn region and its lifestyle."
"I cannot just stand by to watch that happen." She raises a glove, the ends crackling with a shadowy light, before rushing past Mica and Dusty, slashing at them. "I hope you can understand."
"The temples -are- ours though, half a heritage broken into eighteen pieces. All of it forgotten about in a cataclysm that predates written history. You can't make change happen through sabotage, they'll just paint you as a criminal and get more support that way." Mica could feel a warm spot where she was bleeding a little now, and closed with Polaris, grabbing the woman's hands and giving them a squeeze, a genuine and pleading expression on her face before attempting to pull her in closer.
Dusty feints at one of Polaris' legs before snapping his broad jaws at the other.
(Mica attempts to grapple Polaris and fails, spending an AP. Sketches Shadow Claw as a Swift, spending an AP. (4 Total)) Dusty uses Feint Attack, which Cannot Miss. 8Od5rfbb1d20 Crit Check 2d6+30 Dark Physical
Donovan blushed uncomfortably again as Polaris called him handsome. And then she moved through Mica and Dusty with ease, wounding both in the process...
"Rose, I think it's time you made Polaris think about her actions" Donovan says as he glares at his foe. Rose sends out a larger seed then normal which struck Polaris on the back of the neck and sort of glowed for a second before settling in place, the roots spreading out and causing uncomfortable thoughts to continually pop into her mind, and it managed to react to the spores from before, making the paralysis ready to flare up again.
Donovan took a step forward "Mica, it might not be the best idea to just go about letting everyone know about the truth behind the Temples. I'm still worried someone might try and take advantage of them."
He sighed and shook his head, still ready to fight, but losing his will more with each strike on his friend "The thing is we CAN understand. We're fighting for Vesperia in our own way"
Rose uses Worry Seed with a 20 vs AC 2 to replace Run Away with Insomnia. In addition Donovan spends an AP in order to activate Stacked Deck so that when she passes her next Para check she is Tripped and Slowed
"I don't know what you're babbling about," Polaris says to Mica, "but, whatever they are, they're from before us. They're not Vesperia's. They're history, but not ours. And I disagree. With enough effort, the League, will have to take notice. Only if we make it more trouble than it's worth to stay will they leave." She inhales sharply as Dusty chomps on her leg.
"If you're truly fighting for Vesperia," she says, shaking as Rose's spores cause her to seize a little, "Then why do you stand in my way?" She twists away from Mica's grip, before lashing out with a kick at Dusty as she jumps away. "You don't even have the gall to do it properly," she says to Donovan and Rose. "With spores and poisons instead of trying to really hurt me. You have to be willing to fight for what you believe in."
Dusty hits with Feint Attack. Rose hits with Worry Seed. Polaris is Paralyzed. Dusty takes 28 damage and an injury from Acrobatics. Polaris takes a tick of damage from Poison. Polaris triggers Quick Gymnastics. Polaris triggers Quick Wit to use Taunt on Rose. Rose is Enraged.
"The end doesn't justify the means! If you have to hurt so many people in the present that your legacy tarnishes what you are trying to protect, then there was never a point to begin with!" Mica moved into a flanking position and tried to get a good hold on the woman once more, Dusty waddling forward clacking her jaws noisily before opening wide.
Donovan chuckles slightly as he shakes his head "I fight like myself. I have a style that is unique to myself, even if some consider it cheap and improper. Rose, come back to me" As the Budew begins to huff and puff in anger at Polaris he is quickly sucked back into the pokeball, with Donovan deftly pulling out another one and sending out Aster in his place, the Deerling stamping the ground and staring down his foe.
"Come on, realize that you're outmatched here and just give up already, you're wasting all of our time" Donovan lays it on thick, making himself sound as demeaning as possible before narrowing his eyes "In the meantime, Aster, I think she needs some more seeds, if you wouldn't mind"
The Deerling shook for a moment before a barrage of seeds flew out towards Polaris before latching onto her and pulsing green, the light returning to Aster a second later.
"I do not fight for my own legacy," Polaris says, simply, swivelling away from Mica. "If I must be vilified in order to cause the League to leave, then so be it. History will remember this cause as just, even if I am not. Ow." The last part is to Dusty once again chomping on her leg.
"No, you're wasting my time," she retorts to Donovan, sliding away from Aster's seeds at the last minute, "so if you just move aside" she says this while aiming another kick at Dusty, "then we can put this all behind us." Suddenly she ducks beside Donovan, aiming a blow at a surprised Aster, hitting the deerling squarely on.
Mica misses with Grapple. Dusty hits with Bite. Donovan hits with Bon Mot. Aster hits with Leech Seed. Polaris uses Dodge. Polaris is Paralyzed. Dusty takes 22 damage and an injury from Aerial Ace, and Faints. Polaris triggers Burst of Speed. Polaris is Slowed and Tripped from Stacked Deck. Polaris stands up as a Swift Action from Kip Up. Polaris Disengages. Aster takes 60 damage and 2 injuries from Acrobatics.
Mica recalls Dusty, a somber expression on her face. "For someone that claims good intentions, you don't listen very well." There's a deep sadness in her tone. Mica thought back to all the other sorts of people that didn't get it either. Her grandparents, the science community, the other people in town back home. Polaris. Donovan. She took a breath and released Apex. "Nobody ever listens. Come on Apex, she wants to hurt people... we'll... we'll show her how you hurt people." Mica's despondency was unsettling, and she turned her back to the fight.
Post by Breakthelevee on Jul 22, 2018 19:46:49 GMT
"MICA!" Donovan cries out "We don't have to lower ourselves to that level. We don't have to resort to doing nothing but hurting people."
He held out Asters Pokeball and recalled the injured Deerling whispering something to it as he placed it back at his side.
Taking a step towards Polaris, he holds up both of his hands in the classic sign of surrender "This is just going to keep going on and on. I don't want to hurt you anymore, and I don't want my Pokemon getting hurt for no reason. Let's end this pointless fighting. Please." He looks right into the masks eyes, his own on the verge of tears "I just don't want anyone getting hurt anymore, and if you really are a good person, you won't want to hurt anyone either"
"Aaaaaaaaagh!" Polaris screams, as Apex rakes her with his claws. Her breathing gets much heavier, before she snaps back upright, with a darker aura around her. "Ah - ow - good. You've got some spirit. Good. I can really let loose. Been a while since I've had reason - or opportunity - to do that." Snaking around from behind her shoulders grow two ribbon-arms of shadow, tipped with three claws.
"If you don't want to fight, Donovan," she says, as she stomps onto Apex and then bounces off, "then leave. Let me go unhindered. Stay away from the Gym. I'd prefer if it be empty when it goes down. As you say... I don't want to hurt anyone. But sometimes you have to."
Polaris is Staggered from Fury Swipes. Polaris is cured of Paralysis and Poison. Apex takes 15 damage from Bounce. Polaris triggers Quick Gymnastics to shift 2m. Polaris uses Quick Wit to use Torment. A critical hit! Apex is Suppressed and Vulnerable.
"Begging doesn't work. Evidence doesn't work. Nothing we say matters, WILL EVER MATTER! We're alone, and scared, just like always." Mica bit back as Apex continued his frenetic assault of Polaris. Mica made no indication she intended to call him off. Her posture was stiff, and she kept her attention on the ground. "The only thing Polaris, or Axiom understands is strength. So, fine! If I do it their way, they'll have to listen to me! At least then, someone will." Mica rounds into a swing at Polaris.
Donovan looked at the ground, his right hand clutching Asters ball so tight it seemed like it might break. "Fine. If you're both going to be like that. So will I"
Without changing his stance even a little, he tossed another ball out to his side in but a moment. As the flash of light died down, Dandelion floated next to him, the Combee having doubled in size, now being six hexes instead of three. But he had the same look of concern as he would have before as he looked at his trainer, probing his mind to find out if he was alright.
Instead of any reassurance, he found nothing but anguish as Donovan tried to decide what he should do before he finally pointed at Polaris and thought just one word, strike.
The tips of Dandelions antennae glowed purple before a psychic barrage struck Polaris from nowhere.
"You're wrong," Polaris says, a little gentler, as Mica swings at her, "You will matter if you make things matter. That's what I'm doing. I'm making a difference." She looks at Apex, before gently reaching out to give him a pet, crooning, "You know, you don't need to hit me. I can see how strong you are already."
It doesn't stop the Vigoroth, though, as his claws strike another blow on the woman. "I see that you've trained him well," Polaris tells Mica, "he won't give up on you. Admirable." She blows another kiss at Mica, before dashing through past Donovan, the shadowy arms on her back clawing at both of the Trainers. By this time, though, she's breathing rather heavily.
She barely manages to twist to avoid the brunt of Dandelion's sudden attack at point-blank range. "Hey, watch where you're aiming," she says, half-teasing, "you could hurt someone!"
Mica hits with Struggle. Polaris uses Baby Doll Eyes on Apex, triggering Play them Like A Fiddle - Apex gains -1 Attack, cannot score critical hits for one round, and is Infatuated with Polaris for the rest of the Scene. Polaris Disengages. Apex hits with Feint Attack. Polaris triggers Quick Wit to use Sweet Kiss on Mica. Mica is Confused and takes a -3 to Evasion for one round. Polaris uses Shadow Claw. Mica takes 14 Damage. Donovan takes 24 damage. Dandelion hits with Psybeam. Polaris triggers Splash as an Interrupt.
"What we're stuck in will change the face of the world, and doing nothing is still a choice. Will still elicit a sweeping difference. Apex is the first friend I made in Vesperia, it'll take more then a few soft words to get him to change his mind about anything..."
ygCOv1OY1d20 Fury Swipes vs. Polaris (AC 5/Flanking)
"I'm glad to hear it." Polaris says, as she just barely manages to avoid Apex's claws. "Change the world. It could do with a lot of changes." She winces, grabbing her side, where Apex had clawed her before. "Forgot why I don't tend to meet problems head on. It hurts. Well, it was fun talking with you two. Maybe we'll meet again in more favourable circumstances. I'd like that." She inclines her head over at the bag and stuff scattered all over the ground. "And try not to blow yourselves up. I'd be sad."
She suddenly jumps over the group's heads, clinging on to the side of the building, before rippling and becoming almost transparent, before the blur starts climbing higher.
"If there is a next time, I'd like to meet face to face." Mica called after Polaris in a genuine tone, though her expression was still on the sad side. She starts loading what lies loose about the satchel into the bag, while Apex glares off after the figure scrambling over the lip of the building. She doesn't speak to Donovan as she goes about slinging it over her shoulder. Changing the world by force. Is that what I want? Pokemon do it all the time... She was drawn out of her thoughts by Apex's wet nose snuffling against her cheek, the slakoth putting an arm around her.
"You did great." Mica bumped her forehead against his, took a clawed paw in hand, and started off towards the gym. She was still clawed up from the fight, but it was nothing she wasn't used to.
Donovan sighed as Polaris made her escape. He was getting tired of masked women beating him up and then escaping through impossible means, this was becoming a reoccurring problem.
He wiped a trickle of blood off of his cheek and watched as Mica silently began to grab Polaris's things and then walk towards the gym. Fine. If she was going to be like that, so could he. Recalling Dandelion, after reassuring him how good a job he did with a pat and a kind thought, Donovan shoved his hands into his pockets and slowly followed after Mica towards the gym, the blood flowing from his cheek once more.
Maybe after this gym he would try and do something different, he thought to himself as he followed a few meters behind Mica. Just take a little break from the traveling and the saving the world and all of the baggage. Closing his eyes for a moment he saw the kids in the Psychic Temple and Akashi telling him that they were the hope of all the Pokemon in the Temples. Yet Akashi didn't find it prudent to tell them they used to be Human as well? Inside he screamed, everything was too much and was tearing him apart. As if it wasn't hard enough to be dealing with feelings for more than one person, he had the fate of countless lives on his shoulders as well. Each step seemed harder than the last, but he kept on towards the gym.
The Gym seems rather industrial and... almost impersonal as you approach it, just a large imposing rectangular building. Not even any windows or anything, or ornamentation. Only a medium-sized plaque sitting by the door indicates its purpose.
"Hawi Gym The path to victory is not always through direct confrontation."
Inside the gym itself is a rather large, empty room - though very, very small compared to the building from the outside - bereft of everything but a few chairs by the door. Straight across is a large door that takes up a good chunk of the other wall, almost like a loading bay would have. A smaller door is off to the right side, though it has an "Authorized Personnel Only" sign on it.
Upon entering, a buzzer sounds, and, a few minutes later, a woman with short brown hair, dressed like she'd be fine going out for a hike (if there were any mountains around here, that is) comes out. "Oh, hello," she says, looking over Mica and Donovan. "I assume you're here to challenge my Gym. If you're here for wilderness excursions instead, it'll be a couple weeks before my next one, but there're other people running some. Ask at the Pokémon Center." She seems to wait for the two to either acknowledge that they're for the Gym or leave before she proceeds.
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People are out there, yes, but if you're looking for a game, sorry to say that things seem to be winding down overall. There's basically been... 3 games in the last 2 years, none of which got off the ground.
Jun 8, 2021 4:55:15 GMT
Hello anyone out there!
Jul 31, 2020 17:55:59 GMT
Does anyone know where the latest Roll20 JSON Exporter for the Fancy Sheet is?
May 22, 2020 23:59:17 GMT
UwUs into the void...
May 14, 2020 2:56:43 GMT
It's very slow, yes. You'll probably finish working on your game before one pops up here, and if you create a recruitment for it you can expect to be swarmed with applicants.
May 7, 2020 4:47:37 GMT
New games seem to open up slowly here, but if new people are still welcome, I don't mind waiting around (or working on my own). It looks like there's some useful stuff to browse in the meantime.
Feb 24, 2020 7:31:23 GMT
Dec 25, 2019 11:21:14 GMT
Happy Holidays Poke-EEE-MAN enthusiasts!
Dec 25, 2019 7:30:23 GMT
Merry Christmas, Pokemon Play by Post community!
Dec 18, 2019 17:33:11 GMT
Dec 18, 2019 14:53:25 GMT
Hi folks! New here and excited to try this place out!
Dec 11, 2019 21:47:02 GMT
Dec 11, 2019 19:20:07 GMT
Anyone else here a Hunter x Hunter fan?
Dec 3, 2019 1:40:48 GMT
Keep an eye on the recruitment area of this website. They're rare nowadays, but any new games that crop up will show up there. If it's a live game you want though, you're outta luck.
Dec 2, 2019 19:05:30 GMT
but how else do i find games then?
Nov 28, 2019 6:17:00 GMT
Sounds to me like they weren't a group you'd want to be part of anyway.
Nov 27, 2019 22:17:34 GMT
i wanted to join a living server on roll20 to learn the system but they ignored my application for 2 weeks then blocked me
Nov 24, 2019 19:37:47 GMT
Basically, GMs post recruitments in the appropriate section, and then players apply to the open games. Unfortunately, there has been a rather... small amount of games posted lately, but there's one currently recruiting right now.
Nov 24, 2019 13:08:10 GMT
How does this site work?
Oct 1, 2019 13:10:32 GMT
Post on the Game Masters Seeking Players page. There are plenty examples there to go off of.