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Stories / Pokemon Gray - Chpt 28 - The V...
Last post by synderfin - Jan 26, 2020, 02:37 am
As the speed-boat made landfall at Cinnabar Island, our well-rested heroes were ready to return to their gym challenge. A giant, flaming volcano loomed over the town, providing for a dreadful site.

"Wow, that thing looks like it's about to blow," spoke Gray, "Looks like this town is done-for. We should challenge the gym quick so I don't miss out on my badge."

"That's Cinnabar Volcano Gray," Yob informed him, "It's been like that for a while. The fire-type gym leader keeps the lava at bay with the powers of his mighty Pokemon. I fear this infernal inferno is at odds with my peaceful forest-force. I dare not allow my forest to be ablaze."

"You should get your forest checked out," Tene mused, "I want to challenge the gym as much as you Gray but first there's somewhere I want to visit."

As she spoke, she began to walk towards a building with a sign labelled 'Fossil Lab.'

"Eww, fossils are gross," responded Gray, "They're like dried raisins but rather than for old people they are old people. Very old and gross people. Not to be confused with Prof. 1ce."

"You take that back!" Yob decried.

"They're also old Pokemon," Tene interjected before removing a rock from her backpack. It was the fossil Parmanan had given her back in Mt. Moon. She entered the building while Gray and Yob argued out front.

"Professor 1ce is the wisest man blessed to this sweet earth," Yob passionately campaigned, "His research on the psychedelic Parasect shroom is the reason we humans live in harmony to this day."

As Yob wailed on, tears of passion blocking his vision, Gray got bored and wandered off. He searched the island looking for something to do before stumbling across a craggy outpost near the volcano. Before he continued his stroll, he heard a hoof-beat from behind. He turned around and saw a flaming horse Pokemon curiously starring at him. He immediately used his Pokedex and identified the Pokemon as Ponyta. Before he could speak, the Ponyta made a yelping nay before galloping off in a swift blaze. Gray was left speechless, partly because he didn't know that many words.

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"So, I hear your latest technology may be able to bring this fossil back to life," Tene questioned a scientist within the laboratory.

"Why of course, my life's work wasn't designing the perfect raisin cookie recipe," he replied before offering Tene a bowl of cookies.

"Of course, it's raisins," Tene mumbled to herself.

"The cookie recipe comes close but my true masterpiece is this machine. If I may take your fossil there, you will witness the new age of science!"

The man took Tene's fossil and placed it in his machine. With the pull of a lever a bright light began to be emitted from the tank above. Before long the machine powered down and a small, round Pokemon remained.

"Perfect for my upcoming gym battle," Tene mused before taking the Kabuto. She had researched her Dome fossil in preparation for her arrival at Cinnabar and learnt all about the rock/water Pokemon of long ago.

Yob came into the room and spoke, "Tene, have you seen Gray? I was informing him on the supreme calibre of the noble Professor 1cec0ld and he fled my truth."

"Ah, 1ce," the scientist interrupted, "he's a raid partner of mine in League of Legends. A good friend and pupil who's taken advantage of my invention himself for his research. If you see him, tell him x_Griffin_x says hi."

"We'll probably forget," replied Tene, "Anyway, thank you for help. Onto the gym it is."

As Yob and Tene left the lab they met up with Gray who didn't mention the Ponyta as he had been more focused on finding his way back after getting lost again. The three finally made their way towards the gym and entered. Inside the walls were a deep red and lava flow ran along the sides of the room. Tene admired the foreboding look while Yob felt uneasy. The trio were met by Slime who let them into the course.

The gym interior went deep underground into a dark cavern. The only source of light was the flaming lava rivers surrounding them and the flame from Gray's lighter that he was apparently holding for some reason.

"I found this on the beach. I need to keep it on forever as it took way too many tries to get it to start. It lit my thumb on fire a few times."

"No!" Yob yelped before smacking Gray's hand and sending the lighter flying into the lava.

"Ow, my thumb!"

"Not today sinner! That dreadful devise has been used many a times to cinder a beautiful forest. It now returns to the flames whence it came."

Yob's unease at the fiery den was not lost on his companions but they continued forward before reaching a series of quiz machines connected to gates. Tene distracted Gray with a shiny rock she had looted from the fossil lab so that he didn't interfere with the answers and make their challenge more difficult. Tene progressed through each of the gates without a single wrong answer, avoiding whatever penalty that may have incurred.

Gray's focus returned for a brief moment to speak, "I don't know why you're bothering with all these course obstacles Tene. I've been thinking, if we just pretend to get stuck in the course and take too long, the leader will be forced to go home and pay us a penalty charge for cancelling. This is a really lucrative scheme."

Eventually the trio made it to an empty room with a platform and a small fence around it. All three stepped on it and closed the small gate behind them. All of a sudden, the roof opened up and the platform flew up into the air at rocket speed, while Gray squealed, before arising at the summit of Cinnabar Volcano, the great lava pool in front of them and beyond the dreaded leader of the hell-bound gym.

"I think I peed a little," whispered Gray.

"Welcome challengers!" the leader spoke, "I see you know your Pokemon knowledge. Too bad it won't save you in a gym battle against me. The mighty fire lord Victini998!"

Tene stepped forward onto the lava island battlefield, the fire in her eyes matching her opponent's. Victini's maniacal laughter matched the passion of his first Pokemon; Growlithe, which battled Tene's Gengar. However, as the heated hound lunged forward with a take down, Gengar faded into the floor before reappearing from behind. Gengar continued this trick a number of times before Growlithe accidentally overcommitted and went flying into the lava.

"That's one baked dog," Tene mused before Victini withdrew his Pokemon with blazing anger. It was fire resistant but not enough to stay conscious in lava. Next, he sent out Ponyta. Gray would have recognised the mon if he wasn't still distracted by his shiny rock. Gengar tried the same trick but Ponyta illuminated the battlefield with embers causing Gengar to withdraw from its disguise and wince in pain at the flames. Ponyta sent a fire spin to trap the distracted Pokemon before using bounce and launching itself far up into the air above. Gengar could see its opponent's descent but could do nothing to escape the tight fiery vortex and took the attack full-on, causing it to faint.

A smirk on her face at the impressive play, Tene sent out her Spinarak, who was able to land a clutch sling-shot around Pontya's legs, causing it to crash to the ground while charging. The bug Pokemon then administered enough bites to faint the opponent, the experience from which allowed it to evolve into Ariados, to Tene's wicked delight. However, it was no match for Victini's Rapidash, who far surpassed the power of its prevolution and was able to knock out Ariados with a single fire blast. Tene countered by sending out her Hypno, which used confuse ray to send Rapidash into a dizzied frenzy, that led the Pokemon to accidentally gallop into the lava.

Tene's smiled turned as she saw Victini laughing across the battlefield. How could she make such an elementary mistake? Rapidash returned confidently to the field, it's powers amplified by its flash fire ability. Before Tene could react, her Hypno was struck with a powerful fire blast that was enough to knock it out. Tene responded by sending out her trusted ace, Umbreon. Rapidash's fire blasts may have been powerful but they were unable to land on the swift Umbreon, who dodged the attacks before returning with powerful foul plays. While Umbreon was able to weaken their opponent tremendously they got overconfident, like their trainer, and got hit with a fire blast that almost knocked it out. However, it persevered and applied one final strike that fainted the flaming horse. Victini released his final Pokemon, an Arcanine.

While Umbreon was able to land a swift night shade it was soon met with an onslaught. Arcanine used its overbearing fire attacks to force Umbreon closer and closer to the lava, to where Tene was forced to withdraw her not-so fire-resistant partner to save its life.

"You fool!" Tene declared, "You risk the death of your opponent's Pokemon?"

"If you can take advantage of the lava, why can't I," Victini remarked with a smirk.

Tene, ruffled but a little impressed at the determination of her opponent, sent out her final Pokemon, Kabuto. Victini laughed at the tiny specimen but became serious after it was able to hit Arcanine with a deadly rock throw. Arcanine let off a powerful Roar that sent Kabuto flying off towards the lava. Tene was ready to recall it but the crafty mon used its claws to grab onto a rock protruding from the lava. It tore a chunk of the rock off and flung it at the unsuspecting Arcanine who became dazed at the attack. Kabuto launched forward onto the battlefield and, on Tene's command, sent out a flurry of razor shells that were enough to defeat Victini's ace.

Victini was flaming with fury but eventually accepted his defeat and provided Tene with the Volcano badge. Next, he fought Gray and Yob but also met defeat. Tene had trained them well and Gray was able to overwhelm with his Blastoise, while Yob stalled with his Clefairy and Chansey, who managed to evolve into Blissey thanks to Yob's overabundant praise.

Once all was done and badges acquired, Gray was met again by the Ponyta from before.

"Look guys! I know this one. It's Ponyta!"

"Yeah, we know Gray. We just fought one. You did too..." Tene replied.

A now calmer Victini spoke, "This one has been looking for a trainer to join since its owner passed. Since you were able to defeat me, I'm sure any of you three would be noble enough to tame such a proud Pokemon."

"Whoa, noblest coming through," Gray interjected before slinging an ultraball at Ponyta's face and catching it.

Sighing at their companion, the trio left the gym. Yob was now more comfortable with the fiery environment he had faced head-on but was happy to heal up and try some psychedelic shroom poffins back at the Pokemon Centre.
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Stories / Pokemon Gray - Chpt 27 - A Rel...
Last post by synderfin - Jan 25, 2020, 12:09 am
"Owww! Get it off me! Get if off meeee!" Gray yelped as he ran around in circles with a baby Qwilfish lodged in his arm.

"Whoa Gray, can you not appreciate the honour of being chosen by a Qwilfish to share its venom? Its' beautiful nature is on display and all you can do is complain," responded Yob, sitting with a baby Qwilfish on each arm, barely remaining awake. Gray stopped his complaining and fell face first on the ground unconscious.

"Are you two finished?" Tene approached the gate of the Pokemon Day Care.

Yob had bribed for permission to sit with all the new baby Pokemon of Floe Island and meditate amongst their life energy but Gray was ruining the experience.

"This little girl here says her Swinub was stolen by some criminals and taken into that cave over there. We need to assist her," Tene continued.

"Ah, a noble quest!" Yob responded, "I should be with you but the antidote to Qwilfish's poison is in my back pocket and I'm afraid both my arms have become completely paralysed. ...and I think my heart just stopped."

Yob collapsed onto his back unconscious. Tene sighed and retrieved the antidote before giving it to both her companions. They came around in a matter of minutes and agreed to accompany her and the little girl to the cave on the far side of the small island.

As the trio entered the cavern they were immediately hit with freezing cold. The interior was nothing like the rest of the tropical island chain but glazed in frost.

"There! Up ahead!" the girl yelled.

On a ledge in-front of the trio was the girl's Swinub and sat beside it were Team Rocket who gave their signature introduction.

"Aha! If it isn't the twerps," Sweaty announced, "Come here to free this Swinub? Well too bad, we're keeping this one to give to the boss."

"Our capture rate is a bit low so we're really reaching with whatever we can get..." Pythonier added, "Also, we may have sat down and accidentally gotten frozen to the floor."

"Don't tell them that!" Meowth interjected and tried to swipe at Pythonier but couldn't reach from their frozen spot, tearing off a patch of their fur in the process.

"If you're frozen in place then you're easy targets," Gray announced with a grin before sending out his Hitmonchan. Before Tene could tell him to stop, Gray commanded Hitmonchan to use fire punch on Team Rocket. While they were mildly singed, they were also free from their bonds and sent out their newly evolved Arbok and Weezing.

"We haven't caught up in a while have we?" Sweaty smirked before ordering her Arbok to poison sting Hitmonchan, while Pythonier's Weezing blanketed the room with a thick smog. Once it had cleared, they were nowhere to be seen, including the Swinub. The cave was dripping with water from the fire attack.

"Damn, global warming let them escape. It's a real crisis," Gray argued before getting slapped on the back of the head by Tene. Yob tried to comfort the crying girl with tales of the 'beautiful' Swinub mating ceremony. Tene theorised where they might have gone before the girl interjected, "They probably took Swinub to their base on Chrono Island. It's meant to be secret but everyone knows where it is because of the big 'R' out front."

The trio were underway. They left the girl on Floe Island for safety before boarding the boat to Chrono Island. Along the way they were too uneasy to enjoy the scenery, even the small island in the distance that had a perfect rainbow overhead. As they arrived on Chrono Island they began their search. Tene asked around the villagers while the others wandered off. Yob managed to stumble across a wise old man named Ishmalsmiel, who said he had a blessed soul and gave him a strange egg with weird markings on it. Ish felt a bit regretful when Yob promised to sit on it every day and transfer his 'life juice' until it hatched.

While looking for the secret base, Gray was convinced that a rock monument that a bunch of people were randomly crying over was actually a decoy for the secret base below and ordered his Tauros to ram it over. He later found out it was a monument for a dead Onix and made up for his mistake by stacking a few pebbles for the aggrieved relatives.

Once the two had given up their search, they stumbled upon Tene who looked annoyed.

"Where did you go? You walked past this giant building with a 'R' on it, just like the girl said."

"Tene, that was too obvious," Gray countered, "If I were Team Rocket I'd hide my secret base under a giant rock or something. It's not always the case I've learnt but still..."

Gray was cut off but the sound of Pythonier screeching from inside the warehouse. The trio entered to find Team Rocket on the far side of the room with the Swinub using frost breath on Pythonier's leg, damaging his 'snazzy' silk uniform. Yob was happy his vocabulary had caught on. The trio tried to advance but in-between their goal was a variety of pads with arrows on them, just like the base in Celadon. Tene tried to warn Gray again but he stepped on one and went flying in circles across the room in the wrong direction.

"I'm not falling for this again," Tene announced before sending out her Hypno and ordering it to teleport them across the pads with Yob. Team Rocket were disgruntled and sent out their partner Pokemon, alongside two new team members, a Lickitung and a Victreebel. The two sides battled on. Tene summoned her new Spinarak to briefly immobalise Team Rocket with its silk string. Hypno sent Arbok flying back with a super effective psychic but then got licked by Lickitung. With quick thinking, it wrapped its pendulum around Lickitung's tongue to redirect its next attack before administering a powerful psywave. Weezing attempted to use poison gas but Yob's Venasaur absorbed the toxic gas into its flower to purify, before whipping it with its vine whips. Pythonier couldn't respond because, rather than fight, his new Victreebel decided to grab onto its owner's head with affection, to Pythonier's dismay. Yob was jealous at the honour. The only thing more potent than Qwilfish venom was Victreebel acid, a rare delicacy amongst nature-indulgers. He wanted to send Supernoise a selfie of the event but he had to stay focused. As their opponents were regrouping, Tene told Yob to send a flurry of razor leaves into the sky, which his Venasaur did. Hypno then took control of the leaves, with its psychic powers, and flung them around the room with precise strikes that were enough to knock out all their opponent's Pokemon.

"You win this time twerp!" Sweaty spoke, "But you're not taking us prisoner."

She withdrew a button from her pocket and pressed it, causing an explosion in the roof to reveal their hot air balloon above. Before they could escape, however, Swinub hit them all with a powder snow that sent them flying up into their balloon, sending it spiralling off into the distance.

"Team Rocket's blasting off again." *ping*

As Tene thanked the Swinub, Gray finally made it to their position but super dizzy.

"While you guys were wasting time, I was doing super important research in the back-room archives. I totally got sent there on purpose."

Gray showed them a fax-note order that said; 'Collect the necessary data from Cinnabar Mansion for Operation New Life 2.'

"Hm. Seems Team Rocket has a plan for once, rather than just stealing Pokemon for profit," Tene remarked, "I think we should journey to Cinnabar Island soon then. It's also home to another gym."

The trio agreed and were off. However, they had yet to have their holiday and after returning Swinub to its owner, they decided to catch the ferry to the remaining Sevii Islands for a relaxing retreat. On Fortune Island, they encountered a number of rare new Pokemon and Yob caught a Yanma. They also got lost exploring an ancient ruin because they couldn't read all the brail inscriptions.
When they made it to Quest Island, Tene spent time in the Battle Tower while Yob wanted to visit an island chain to the south that was filled with mysterious Pokemon in the shape of letters. Gray got confused at all the symbols he didn't understand. After spending a few days training against the Fearow in Sevault Canyon, the trio had had enough of their holiday and were ready to get back in to their adventure. They boarded the speed-boat back to Kanto, instructing the captain to take them to Cinnabar Island. While they hadn't discovered everything Sevii had to offer, such as a mysterious triangular shaped island they saw off the bow of the ship, they would never forget the experience they had.

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Server Talk / Re: Petition against the curre...
Last post by r1579 - Aug 26, 2019, 12:58 am
"What in a Minecraft Server has actual Value? This game is broken by design."
to be fair, a lot of the end game renewable resources are caused by the fact the villagers themselves are op as all hell. it's very easy to amass emeralds through trade fodder and buy whatever you need (with enough time and luck). Without them, it would be a lot harder and take more effort to obtain things. The Nether is also a little op right now thanks to 1.14 mob spawns being borked which is only aiding the problem.

I don't know what to say about auto farms other then just outright ban them? Normally it would be a bad idea to set one up in the wild cause people would grief them, but there are very few on and they don't wanna create enemies. They just sit there and keep on producing materials.


"What about End Access? But then everything in The End gets devalued."
- I was figuring on saving The End for boss battles between Palkia, Dialga, and Giratina respectively. upon defeat, they drop their respective orb. collect them all and you can trade for the elytra wings through like a quest or something. I'd like to say let it be explorable , but end items should be extremely valuable and kept that way.


for ideas to spend money on, how about global mcmmo boosters? Player shells out some ingame currency to double mcmmo XP for combat/non-combat stats for a short time. the more people on, the cheaper it costs. Selling access to some commands for some convenience would also be cool (maybe like charge a fee to deposit xp into xpbank or a fee for each /tpa use?)
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Server Talk / Re: Petition against the curre...
Last post by tenebrae - Aug 20, 2019, 07:45 am
Quote from: 1cec0ld on Aug 16, 2019, 11:51 amWhat about End Access? But then everything in The End gets devalued.


What in a Minecraft Server has actual Value? This game is broken by design.

Everything that isn't a renewable resource (mob drops, farmable plants, etc) is either aesthetic, or a component of something renewable. Diamonds? Made into armor and weapons. Which become renewable with Mending.

The entire structure of Minecraft is to create infinite supply as the endgame is reached. Sadly, we have a bunch of experienced players, who are able to reach that point within weeks.  This devalues currency for everyone except newbies, and that's the crux of the problem.



As I think harder, there are a handful of things that veterans can't craft or renew.
We COULD rent/sell plots in the wild to be built in, much like the old Koala Treehouse or VIROS' Moon Temple and Pokeball.
We COULD sell End items at a high price, since the only way to access them now is through events or boss mobs.
We COULD rent/sell access to donor permission nodes, such as colorchat, particle effects, etc
Something I'd really like to not do is expand our house economy using doorless access a la SecretBase mechanics, but that's another thought. More Big houses = more expensive houses.

A lot of the first part is true. Most resources are renewable in some way, and a lot of things can be automated too.


As for the other points:
I would rather keep the wild a completely survival area as it is now. If special plots were to be sold, they could be in the interstitial areas between towns/routes on The Pokemon map, or even the "doorless" houses or special buildings that normally wouldn't be buyable.
Could we then also rent out pokemarts? You would still be able to access the central mart, but players could then rent a mart to sell their products in, similar to the previous pvp server.
Renting/selling access to donor perks is a good idea. It also means we could expand on the perks donators get, maybe bring back some old ones that weren't EULA compliant, if players can buy them using in game currencies.
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Server Talk / Re: The Pokemon Server: A Hist...
Last post by 1cec0ld - Aug 19, 2019, 08:19 am
Obituary? What died, my appreciated contributions or the conversation?
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Server Talk / Re: The Pokemon Server: A Hist...
Last post by synderfin - Aug 16, 2019, 04:33 pm
Quote from: 1cec0ld on Aug 16, 2019, 11:53 amDon't we have a post character limit? Good grief. TL;DR pls
Don't worry, my next story, "1ce's appreciated contributions to the conversation: an obituary" will be leagues shorter!

But also ty ty for reminding me to add to the post. Still gotta convert my big list of server memories. :v
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Server Talk / Re: The Pokemon Server: A Hist...
Last post by 1cec0ld - Aug 16, 2019, 11:53 am
Don't we have a post character limit? Good grief. TL;DR pls
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Server Talk / Re: Petition against the curre...
Last post by 1cec0ld - Aug 16, 2019, 11:51 am
What about End Access? But then everything in The End gets devalued.


What in a Minecraft Server has actual Value? This game is broken by design.

Everything that isn't a renewable resource (mob drops, farmable plants, etc) is either aesthetic, or a component of something renewable. Diamonds? Made into armor and weapons. Which become renewable with Mending.

The entire structure of Minecraft is to create infinite supply as the endgame is reached. Sadly, we have a bunch of experienced players, who are able to reach that point within weeks.  This devalues currency for everyone except newbies, and that's the crux of the problem.



As I think harder, there are a handful of things that veterans can't craft or renew.
We COULD rent/sell plots in the wild to be built in, much like the old Koala Treehouse or VIROS' Moon Temple and Pokeball.
We COULD sell End items at a high price, since the only way to access them now is through events or boss mobs.
We COULD rent/sell access to donor permission nodes, such as colorchat, particle effects, etc
Something I'd really like to not do is expand our house economy using doorless access a la SecretBase mechanics, but that's another thought. More Big houses = more expensive houses.
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Introductions / Re: o/
Last post by 1cec0ld - Aug 16, 2019, 11:43 am
Or I have Alzheimers and yall keep telling me and I keep forgetting. Reality is perception people.
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Introductions / Re: Hello, I'm Dj/Scorsy/DjSco...
Last post by 1cec0ld - Aug 16, 2019, 11:43 am
Ha. haha. Lets not.
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