At the moment I am fully capped but if anyone does want an adventure feel free to write an intro and I will get to you as soon as possible (when one of my updatees finishes probably).
The Sphinx: – Please reply in Dark Orange
Missingno. Master: Deciding to withdraw the ghost Pokémon for super effective reasonings, the Absol in front on you pads the floor with its front paw, getting restless while you make your decisions. Taking a Pokéball from your belt you reveal a Croagunk, but not before getting a berating from your Shuppet for turning your cowboy hat backwards before a battle, the logistics of the move seemingly rather pointless to the sharp-witted ghost you had on-hand. Giving your orders to your Croagunk you watch as the battle gets under-way.
Malfoy begins the battle by glowing a blue colour, using up nearly all of its water reserves to send out a lot of small interlocking rings, ten of them surrounding the water-loving frog who croaks with joy at setting up the move as they too glow with a blue aquatic nature. Noticing that Absol has yet to move you're shocked to see that it too surrounds itself with rings of water, Mimicing the move before using it. Though Absol looks more tired at the use of it, you know that on health terms it will receive the same boost as Croagunk at the end of each round.
With both having set up health-restoring moves, Malfoy proceeds to use its quick hands, punching the air at high speed to form a vacuum in the air, the large orb forming from it shooting with incredible speed at the Absol, the wave exploding on contact and sending the dark-type sprawling across the floor, but it gets up with ease despite taking a somewhat decent super-effective hit.
With the gap between the two Pokémon now quite large Malfoy takes a chance, running towards the white furred Pokémon, its hands awash with fighting energy, matching the colour of its opponent as it looks to cross chop some more super effective damage onto its foe, but as the Absol returns to all fours from the last move the distance between the two is far enough for its mouth to glow a dark red, the resulting Flamethrower attack being launched at Croagunk, its hands stopping glowing as it tries to protect itself from the flames but to no avail, taking a significant amount of damage trying to fight through the flames before eventually taking so much damage it falls to the side, collapsing next to a downed pillar.
With one hand steadying itself the never-before battle hardened Croagunk gets its first taste of battle, but this is surely a round it would like to forget in a hurry. It won't be able to take many more rounds like that. Absol looks slightly triumphant on the other side, hopping on different downed pillar with its head raised, getting a good look from above as it uses the height advantage to glow a light blue to begin the second round.
What will you do?
The Market: – Please reply in Dark Orange
Meetan: The boys eyes widen as you give him the bottle of Moo-Moo Milk, caring not for coins but for your comrades as Skoochy's mouth looks like it salivates at the thought of owning and drinking such a luxurious nutritious drink. He seems lost in the moment for a few seconds but after a while the boy opens his tattered jacket, placing the bottle in the inside pocket before closing it once more, his arm protecting the large lump coming from his jacket.
You ask for him to show you to where your Pokémon are, or better yet show you, to which he nods, silently up-nodding as for you to follow him, running round to the other side of the statue before heading off to one of the large buildings. With a slight hesitation you proceed to play catch-up to the boy who shows no reason of slowing down, despite you chasing after him, sprinting at full speed as he begins to pull away. A few minutes of following him through various alleyways, all the time losing pace, you see him turn another corner. Wondering if this was actually just a ploy to speed away and take the Moo-Moo Milk your surprised to see him stopped outside a building, a large glass basement door to the right. Panting as you walk the final few yards the boy silently points to the entrance as you look down, seeing very little in the darkness before you. The boy opens the doors and as you turn to say thank you he puts a finger on his lips, suggesting that silent stealth would be the best approach here. You nod back in agreement as the boy turns on his heels and runs away, not wanting to be associated with breaking into the thieves hideout should your attempt go wrong as your left alone with your thoughts for a few seconds.
Pumping yourself up mentally you lower yourself using the steel outlines, finding that this is more of a window than a basement staircase, the distance somewhat large but easily drop-able. A few seconds of breathing to get yourself psyched you let go, crashing down on the floor with a bump as the solid brick floor meets your feet, sending you buckling slightly as you end up on your backside in a dark damp room. The squeak of a Ratatata is enough to send you to your feet, noticing that the room is very rarely used past storage, boxes of unknown quantities and qualities surround you.
The door ahead of you creaks as your panic, just managing to find a hiding spot underneath a box-ridden table as your peer out from underneath, one large box covering most of your body as you see a figure walking down the stairs. Music pounds from above as you pray that this section was not one inhabited by rats or water as your eyes try to adjust to the light. You see the figure close the door with his heel, carrying another box down to where you just were before dropping it on top of the mound already there. He whistles as he does so and it takes you a few seconds but as he veers into view you notice it's the same guy from before.
Instinct takes hold and before you know it you've charged "John", the surprise attack catching him off guard as you knock him over, the man clearly not expecting to see a previous victim rugby tackling him to the ground as even you are surprised by your strength, sending the man crashing to the floor as he slides a bit on the floor, his possessions being emptied out onto the stone floor. In the center six Pokéballs lay on the floor, rocking slightly though you can't see the Pokémon.
John looks up, noticing the balls in the middle of the room, looking first to you then back to the Pokémon. Knowing that both of you will only be able take a maximum of three it seems more difficult for each one you take, one being the easiest while three looks a challenge. It would seem that this Mexican stand off is going to be a Pokéball rush, the balls an equal distance away from both you and John, you're going to have to run in, pick up your desired number of Pokéballs and battle this thief.
What will you do?
OoC: Please state how many Pokéballs you're going to pick up in your reply. Please refer to the first post as to 1 vs. 1-3 vs. 3. Also if you want to combine two updates and order vague that's fine with me (saves me an update). If you want to see which Pokemon you get first that's fine too but if you order vague you can do moves like "Give me a random status move" or "Fire off your strongest move" or "Fire off a fire or ice attack, if you have any".
Emporium Hotel: – Please reply in Dark Orange
Marion Ette: With a hop and a skip you move over the skeletal remains having convinced Jack that you were not the killer, all too aware that the accusations of murder and death were not uncommon around you nor was the sight of death itself, in fact you almost revelled in it. Jack however, is clearly not as he tip-toes past the body and into the elevator, shuddering with discontent as he becomes free from the pooling blood and skeleton. Striking up conversation and pressing the button you notice that it doesn't work, stuck on the same floor while the button refuses to light, despite Jack tapping it several times more just to make sure.
“Ah yes, how rude of me. This here is Kay.” he explains, the Arcanine exhibiting a serious demeanour as he does so, bowing its head for just a second. “I got him from my parents as my first Pokémon. I believe he was hatched by the world renowned Pokémon Breeder Kevin Brown when I was just 9 so of course I was more than happy to take him in. We've been best friends ever since”
Jack continues stroking his fire-dog's head as it seems his troubles melt away, but one quick look back to the opened-elevator doors and he stops, the sight of the blood once more reminding him of the predicament. Looking around of an emergency telephone or alarm you find nothing on the panel, instructing Ninetales to Nasty Plot in preparation, noting that this could be perfect ambush territory. Turning once more to the panel you note that there are only a few buttons, each allocated to the floors but nothing else; no emergency, no alarm, no door open/close button. Not even a weight warning.
You wonder why it's not working for a few seconds before asking Jack, who still seems to be hammering on the buttons in an attempt to get it to work. He stops as you ask the question, giving up his man-like approach of hitting things until they worked to step back and actually think about it. Stroking his chin he begins to wonder about what Charles actually did, shaking his head as he replied,
“I don't actually remember Charles touching a button you know” he says, chewing on his bottom lip in deep thought. “We got in the elevator, Charles was nice to Kay and then we arrived at my room. I don't even remember him moving beyond that”
He scratched his head with puzzlement before seemingly thinking of a plan, like a light bulb had gone off in his head. Reaching for the inside of his jacket you spot he has a lot of Luxury Balls as he pulls out one, releasing a Rotom into the air as it buzzes with excitement.
“This is R. I met him when I went to the Old Chateau in Sinnoh. They do wonderful deserts there.” he says as the Rotom buzzes in agreement, flitting about the place. “I needed a room for the night and had heard rumours that the Chateau was the best in Eterna. I wasn't wrong”
He continues as he returns the luxury ball back to the inside of his jacket, closing it up once more, before trying the button once more, but with no results. Grunting he turns to his Rotom, having thought of a way to get it working.
“R, see if you can go inside this elevator and get it working. We'd like the ground floor please”
The Rotom buzzes with acknowledgement, disappearing into the console with a flash. Jack nods as he turns back, explaining his plan.
“Rotom can possess electronics. I'm sure that he can get us -”
He's cut short as the light turns a dark red, the numbered display flashing before settling on 'INTRUDER', the doors slamming shut. Jack tries to open the doors but fails, his strength not enough to open the heavy steel doors an inch as they appear locked down. Giving up on that he returns to the console, pressing every button as he appears fidgety in the close-quartered enclosed space.
“R?! R are you alright?” he says, tapping on the console with worry as you see his visible distress.
A few seconds of silence fills the air as he waits for a reply, but none comes. Suddenly a hissing noise appears and the smell of gas hits your nostrils, causing you to recoil a bit. Filling the small elevator quickly Jack turns round to face you, unable to quite comprehend what is happening. It seems like it's up to you to get the two of you out of the elevator before the gas does damage.
What will you do?