"Yeah, I guess... and it's not like I've never lost before, this one just hit home. You know, I could have stayed back in Johto, and my parents would have caught and trained my pokemon for me and carted me from gym to gym. Then I'd been sure to at least reach the elite four - and they would have considered losing there a failure. Me, smart as I am, told them I could and wanted to do this on my own, so I came here, and I thought I'd rather lose by myself than have them hand me my victories. But I never thought I'd actually start losing, and I know it's stupid, but I just realized that maybe I can't make it on my own, maybe all I am is my parent's legacy. Maybe they're right and I'm not much of anything without them."
Sarah's Pokémon smiled after hearing the praise their worries about the papers fading, as they nodded in agreement ready to get stronger for the next fight.
Cassy listened carefully to Raven's explanation of her situation "B...but today wasn't your start was it? You've won one gym already and your fight with me... unless that doesn't count...which I understand if it doesn't I know I wouldn't be much of a rival" she said shuffling her feet.
"I know, and I guess I'm being a bit childish about it. I knew that things would be harder without them, but now it's real. I'm not as likely to get as far as I would with my parents. But in the end, maybe that makes success more valuable or something? At least it means I have to keep practicing. I'm not giving up on my lifelong dreams because of one setback."
Raven dried her eyes and managed a small smile. "And you'd make a great rival, I think. You didn't even use your strongest pokemon against me did you? So give yourself a little more credit. There's no shame in losing... "
Raven paused and grinned wide, and added with her trademark wink: "...to me!"
Then she laughed heartily. "I suppose I should go back out there and congratulate Sarah. She really is quite the battler herself. See you 'round!"
Raven exited the restroom and walked over to where Sarah was with her pokemon (though she did stop to pick up her own from the counter). "Good match, Sarah. I'll get you next time."
Sarah nodded , "Yeah, I was just finishing my post battle review with the pokemon. Making sure they learned what they needed to know for the next time we fight. I'd rather not be that close to losing again."
- GM of Dauntless Diamond, The Order of the Youngest Sage, Pokemon Survivor - Thieving girl Tanya Paragon in Blue Dragonite - Gym Enthusiast Sarah Felks in Adventures in Guildare
The girls walked along the path for about an hour, before finally coming to a spot on the route that was a bit greener than the rest of the path, numerous flowers dotting around the area. Upon getting closer they could spot a scuffle going on, on one side a Swarm of Combee facing off with 3 Murkrow's, behind the Combees the girls could see a tree with a large hive in it. The Pokemon fighting did not seem to notice the girls yet, too focused on their struggle.
The Combee and Murkrow stopped looking a bit surprised when Sarah suddenly rushed in stopping quickly eyeing the other side wondering if she was support for them, but when they were met with equal surprise, both sides realized she was a new party. Immediately a Combee from one side flew back to the hive soon coming back with a glob of yellow goo dropping it at Ruru and Sarah's feet, motioning to it than to Ruru and Sarah giving a happy sounding buzz, before motioning to the Murkrows making a threatening buzz.
Seeing this a Murkrow flew off into the trees soon coming back dropping a few oran berries and sitrus berries in front of Sarah, motioning to the berries and her with a happy chirp, before pointing at the Combee running it's wing across it's throat.
Both sides seemed willing to pay Sarah and Ruru if they'd help take down the other side.
Raven rushed to Sarah's side, drawing Ruu's pokeball to hand. She made it spin on top of her upward-pointed index finger in a classic showoff. "How do you wanna play this? I'm partial to defending the combees' home myself..."
The Murkrows looked a little nervous when Raven mentioned the Combee, as two of them reached under their wings pulling out items, tossing them down onto the pile, a disc and a large unappetizing looking root. The Combee let out a worried buzz, seeming like Honey was the best thing they could offer.
The attacks caught the Murkrow by suprise as from the swarm of Combee one with a red mark on it's lower face flew forward to aid the girls, biting the one Murkrow left over. Rara's electric charge seeming to heavily injure the Murkrow, Ruu's electric attack hitting seeming to get a good hit on the Murkow, while the bug bite glanced off the third.
This round counted as a Suprise Round so Ruu is top of intiative this turn. Here's a map and intiative Map and Intiative, I'll also post it in the first post of the ooc.
Cindy Lou stepped a bit away and sat down "I don't know iffin I should get involved in natural struggles like this, but if you two are in trouble I'll step in." she called out ready to act if the girls pokemon took too much damage.
"And now, follow up with another thudershock, but this time with feeling!"
Ruu suddenly stopped spinning, clicked once to the other direction like it was winding up, then released into a rapid clicking in the usual direction, while sending a bolt of lightning at the same murkrow.
The bolt of lightning stuck the purple bird as it let out a painful cry, seeming injured before seizing up from the Paralysis.
Mean while the Murkrow the Combee had bitten into turned it's attention to the Bee pokemon, as it it's wing glowed black as it struck forward, striking the Bee hurting it and grabbing some Honey off of it. It seemed to hurt the bee a bit, but the bee was more surprised than hurt as it realized the item it was holding was gone.
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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.