Arata gives a curt yet respectful nod. "Training and passing the basic tests of catching. What brings you to these woods?" He seems to relax somewhat, as if seeing an old man here alongside the children has finally made him realise he's not in an active warzone.
Cho barely notices the old man talking to the group, as she's preoccupied with her new capture. "Pichu"? Is that what this creature is called? Odd, I didn't think I'd be getting random bursts of knowledge here, so far from the Firemind. I'll have to ask Jace more about the workings of these balls later.
Waving a hand vaguely in the direction of the rest of the group, she says "Yeah, yeah, I'm with them."
Post by Rhewlif_Dewdrop on Jan 17, 2017 18:49:04 GMT
Ruta coaxed the Pidgey onto his forearm and began gently petting the bird's feathered chest with the back of his fingers. "I take it you have heard a lot about Delta breeds then during your stroll, Mister....?" Ruta casually inquired to the old man foregoing having to explain his presence.
The old man manages a light chuckle before breaking into a coughing fit. "Not a lot, mind you. Just some excitable kids talking about wanting to get a Fire Type Bulbasaur or a Dark Type Dratini or some other such nonsense. As many Pokemon as there are, I can hardly see the appeal of having to hunt down variant species, but then I'm an old fogey." He takes a moment to get a breath, eyeing the group while he thinks for a moment. He notices one of the special Pokeballs the group had gotten from Jace, and becomes curious. "What kind of Pokeball is that you kids got there? Mind if I take a gander?" He leaves the question open for anyone to respond.
Bug nods, pulling out one of the balls he'd scavenged from Home and handing it to the older gentleman, his eyes still locked on the child. "Bug is not good with technology, so Bug sadly cannot explain how ball functions."
The old man takes the Pokeball gingerly, looking it over and inspecting the craftsmanship.
"No worries my boy. I have something of an interest in Pokeball crafting and technology. Thought that I was up to date on all the newfangled versions they were making but I guess not, looking at this thing."
He looks at it a bit longer before reaching into his pocket and pulling out a ball of another sort. It looks similar to the Pokeballs you had received from Oak, but the coloring was different. Instead of a red top, it was blue with a couple of red stripes across it.
"You see, each Pokeball variation has a way of making capturing Pokemon a bit easier. Sometimes they will work on specific types of Pokemon, sometimes they'll just give you a general better chance. I'm curious about these ones here, any idea what kind of a bonus they give?"
Arata turns briefly to the man, taking a chance to interject. "If I had to guess, I would say they are made to work better on these Delta Species.", Arata lies. Best to steer him away form the topic of Planes and the Blind Eternities... He turns back to keeping watch over the forest, trying to keep the man behind him to make it harder to discern distruths.
Post by Rhewlif_Dewdrop on Jan 21, 2017 13:58:46 GMT
Ruta internally scowled at the unidentified man, which brought about only the barest hint of a frown on Ruta face, as he listens to the old man describe the function of the pokeballls. 'It seems that he is just a curious old man although those are not common in Ravinica...' Ruta watched the oldman with a criticle eye, his arm starting to get a bit tired from holding up the Pidgey. Ruta fumbled with the ball and returned the bird pokemon to it's container After tucking the ball away, Ruta step forward in defense of Arata trying to dissuade the old man's curiosity.
"I'm afraid these Pokeballs are under copyrights and confidentially laws. We cannot divulge anything about them." Ruta gave a pointed look at Bug and Arata, the later less so, and than proceeded to approach the man and take the ball back to return to Bug.
"These Pokeballs have yet to been release to the public. I apologize for our lack of forethought... Those children you heard talking about the Delta Pokemons do you perhaps recall where you overheard them?" Ruta asked realizing that catching a Delta Breed would be much more profitable than any old regular pokemon.
Bug stares at the man a moment, confident that the boy will be safe for the time being. "Name is Bug. What should group call new friend?" He asks politely, slowly getting a grasp on the english language. Maybe in a few hours he'd stop speaking like this, but for now everyone was gonna have to deal with it. Bug didn't really understand all this Law talk, but his mind told him that Confidentiality meant Secrets. They were supposed to keep these a secret? Whoops... Bug just hoped he hadn't made things harder on his friends.
The child in the tree begins climbing out along a sturdy branch, hugging it tight to keep a grip.
"Aw hell." The old man laughs at the situation. "You kids must think I'm the rudest person this side of Jhoto, asking you all kinds of questions and I haven't even so much as given you my name. Call me Kurt. Back in the day I used to make Pokeballs for a living, though now it's more of a hobby than anything."
He looks over Bug's ball, opening it and peering around at the insides, eyes scanning everything with both familiarity and astonishment.
"Gotta say, the tech in here is pretty different from anything I've seen in the Silph balls. Must be some competition coming up soon, probably the reason for being all hush-hush I'd imagine." He smiles at Ruta, hoping to get a reaction out of the boy.
"I'll tell you what though. This ol' blue ball is a Great Ball, has higher capture rates than the old red and white models. You let this old man hold on to this new ball you got here and I'll give you the Great Ball, as well as show each of you how to make some Pokeballs of your own out of some basic materials. We got a deal?"
Bug holds up another ball, the Izzet ball, shaking his head. "Bug thinks THIS ball would interest Kurt more. Ball in Kurt's hand is thing Bug found in junkyard. Works, but not very fancy. Since Kurt is offering such nice deal, only fair that Bug makes deal fair for all, yes?" He keeps an eye on the child, reaching for Aegis's pokeball. Worst case, he'd send out the little caterpillar and have it make a quick few stringshots to catch the boy.
Cho eyes the ball Kurt was holding up. "Hmm, that sounds like a good deal, but making balls ourselves? They can't be that easy to make, can they? Don't they need some kind of specialized device to convert the creature for storage?"
Ori'cos chimes in "I hold no great luv nah attachment ta dis device meself. I'd be willing ta make da trade." while holding out an empty izzet ball toward Kurt. "I'd be willin ta lern da old ways o' maken des balls if'n possible." he comments.
Arata considers for a moment, taking note that the others seem generally for it. "Being able to create our own would be useful, especially if we find ourselves needing many. I don't believe we have particularly tight time constraints here either..." He fishes out an empty Izzet ball, "this offer sounds good."
Kurt gives a, well, curt laugh at Cho's question. "The fancy ones they make at Silph, and wherever you folk are from, sure. But we were catching Pokemon for years before these were ever a thing. Its a pretty simple technique, and doesn't require much know-how to get it done. Thing about these primitive balls though is they only work particularly well on certain types of Pokemon, based on the materials you use to craft them."
Kurt pulls out a tote bag filled with various apricorns and other materials, a lot of it likely gathered from this exact forest. He gives each of you some apricorns and goes through the process of showing you how to work with them to make the apricorns into Pokeballs, showing you each specifically how the particular apricorn you are using requires specific attention in certain areas. Bug and Ori'Cos notice that, while he doesn't realize it, Kurt is also channeling a small amount of Green Mana into the Pokeballs, likely the reason they function without more advanced technology. Arata, Cho and Ruta see the Green Mana as well, but pick it up enough to know how to channel their own respective Mana into the Pokeball as well.
Once the lessons are over, Kurt takes the time to put his tools away, giving each of you a set of spares he had with him. "These red and blues here are mighty interesting. I'm going to give them a look over for sure, see if maybe it doesn't give me an idea for something. Give me a week or so-"
He's interrupted by the screech of the young child from before falling out of the tree. Before Bug can react, the Ledyba darts into the air and snatches him out of the air. After setting him on the ground, the insect buzzes around the child before booping a Pokeball on his waist and allowing itself to be captured. Its all Kurt can do to keep from laughing as the child jumps up and down victoriously and proclaims himself the greatest Pokemon trainer of all time.
"Give me about a week, and I'll probably have some interesting Pokeballs made up. I'll be at Oak's so it wont be too hard to get hold of me."
Bug stands, nodding to Kurt and bowing. "Bug thanks Kurt for instruction and kindness, and looks forward to seeing him again. Now, if Kurt will excuse Bug..."
He walked towards the child, his heart pounding in his ears after seeing the Ledyba catch him. If the insect hadn't been there, would he have been able to catch him? He pats the boy on the head, ruffling his hair. "Child did good job... But Child could have gotten hurt! Child must not scare Bug or Pokemon like that again!" He sighs, remembering his younger days and several injuries that came with them. "Still... Bug is proud. Boy has makings of a wild thing, and will do great things. Bug has to go with friends to attend to business, but will be back some day. Boy will grow by then, and Bug is looking forward to seeing that growth. Do wondrous things, child. Bug believes in you." With a grin, he turns to his allies. After pocketing the toolkit, he stands next to Ori'cos, looking at the balls on everyone's belt. "Would Bug be wrong in guessing Test is over?"
Arata bows respectfully at the end of the lesson. "I thank you, sensei." He ponders the nature of mana, that the beings here innately use it. He looks at Bug approvingly as he finishes admonishing the youngster. "That's a good point. Come, Green-band. We should probably return to Oak, and tell him about what we caught here. He would know best if any of these are the delta species as well, and we will need to meet with Jace again after."
"Hmm, interesting. So that's how you do it. I'll be sure to make good use of your techniques. I look forward to seeing what else you can do." Putting the pokeball toolkit away, she turns back to the rest of the party. "Yeah, I think we have what we need here. If nobody feels the need to look around more, we should probably go find Jace."
Ori'cos takes out another izzet ball "I wonda.." as he starts slowly seeping it with green and black mana to see if he can temper a ball more toward his colors. "me be gussen den we be headen out den. Oak en othas be waiten ta see us. ye be havan a gud day mon." he speaks to kurt.
"Well then a good day to all of you too." With that said, you all turn and begin heading toward Oak's Lab in Pallet Town. Including Kurt. A moment of hesitation from all involved, seeing as how you had all just said your goodbyes. After a bit of laughter, Kurt suggests joining you on the way to Pallet Town.
10 Poke XP to split however between your starters and the Pokemon you caught, as well as shared Dex XP for everyone for the new Pokemon caught. Additional 1 Trainer XP for successfully keeping information about the Planes a secret from Kurt.
The trip back is entirely uneventful. Kurt points out the excited children you all pass, explaining the tradition of young children obtaining a Pokemon on their tenth birthday from the Professor of this region, as well as some of the other aspects of Kanto that differ from other regions.
You all receive a +2 to General Knowledge rolls in regards to Arthea
When you reach Oak's lab he greets you all. He takes a moment to talk to Kurt and has an assistant show him to a specialized area of the lab they set up for him to work in. After returning to you the room you're in he escorts you to the place you had all Walked to before with Jace.
"So, show me what you've got."
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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.