Session 50

Lugia glides over the gym's open roof, diving and swooping to deposit the party relatively gently (but still a bit roughly) on the floor - specifically the thick patch of ice Articuno has apparently put over the well. The bird trio occupies one third of the floor, looking on these antics in apparent bemusement.
Sam Spade looks up at Lugia, a bit sheepishly.
Sam Spade: "Sorry it took so long for us to get here."
Lugia swoops back up and divebombs - then Cheri somersaults and lands on her feet in front of her trio, arms outstretched, smiling and bowing to finish off the momentum of her landing.
Linnea: "Snazzy."
Cheri: "Sorry for the interruzione, but they were getting a mite impaziente."
Max Thorn: "It happens."
The bird trio roll their eyes in unison, and give her a moment's glare behind her back.
Max Thorn lowers an eyelid minutely in acknowledgement of the birds' body language.
Max Thorn: "Anyway…"
Sam Spade bows respectfully to the bird trio.
Cheri: "So! Now I need your decisione: one, three, or three all at once?"
Sam Spade: "Uh!"
Max Thorn gestures with an open hand, inviting input from Esme, Sam, and Lin before he offers his own.
Esme thumbs her nose. "All of em."
Sam Spade bites her lip and looks to the side, then glances sidelong back at Cheri.
Sam Spade: "Yeah. I mean…if we're going to fight them, why would we not fight them all at once?"
Cheri: "And we need a referee, no?" Without even looking back, she points at Articuno. "Get out here!"
Linnea: "We got the talent, anyway."
Tim wriggles out from Articuno's feathers like a flea. "But it's so cool in here!"
Max Thorn rolls his eyes.
Sam Spade: "It…well, would probably stop being so once Chicklet started punching."
Sands wriggles out, likewise, from Zapdos's crest and hops to the floor.
Max Thorn: "Or once Ammy opens up. Wouldn't want you to get burned up, after all."
Max Thorn: "Not only would the Jags want our heads, your father would have words with us. Words I'd rather avoid hearing."
Tim sighs and climbs out, heading to the side. "Alright, alright."
Cheri smiles and clasps her hands next to her left cheek, tilting her head slightly in that direction. "Lo sapevo! The mighty trainers go for the maximum challenge!"
Sam Spade: "Well, I mean. If we went for a lesser challenge and won, we'd always wonder if we shouldn't have. If we went for the greater challenge and lost, we wouldn't have regrets. We'd just know we had to come back when we were stronger."
Tim clears his throat, trying to look nonchalant though his body is hugging the wall. "This will be a one on four battle. Only the challengers may switch pokemon. Victory or defeat is for the entire team. The match will end when all of one side is no longer able…" He glances at the three legendaries. "…or willing to battle."
Tim: "Challengers, please select your starting pokemon."
Max Thorn: "All right. Come on out, Suijin!"
Sam Spade: "Chicklet, you're up!"
Esme: "Hrmm…"
Esme: "Luc, you'll start us off!"
Linnea: "Let's rock, Mia!" She tosses out the ball, and with a grandiose light show, the Gardevoir appears. "<Really, please try to remember that Lulim exists, too.>" "Hush."
Tim: "Battle…" He chops the air with his right arm. "…begin!"
[OOC] WC GM: Near-bog-standard league rules, save for the obvious. Trainers first!
[OOC] Max Thorn: "Lose yourself to dance, Suijin!" :V
Max Thorn: "All right, Suijin! Let's groove!" [Agility Orders]
Sam Spade: "Okay, Chicklet. Focus on Articuno for now. Don't get crazy, stay on top of things." [Focused Orders, Tagging Articuno.]
Esme: "You know the the drill Luc, stay focused!" [Focused Orders]
Linnea: "We'll make short work of these fools, and keep everyone going while we do!" [Inspired Orders]
Given your previous experience with them, you are pretty sure you know your current foes' natures: bold Articuno, rash Zapdos, and cuddly Moltres.
Cheri, apparently just now realizing she is in the middle of the arena, multi-hops backward to be behind her pokemon. "You know what t' do!"
…if those were orders of any sort, the party does not recognize them. Is she even a trainer?
Apparently it was enough. Zapdos's wings spread, and rain whips up out of nowhere.
Esme: "Mmm. Called it."
Thunder zaps down out of the dead center of the forming rain cloud onto Lucrece!
WC GM rolled up 1d20: 10 (10)
WC GM rolled up 4d10+35: 54 (2 7 6 4)
[OOC] WC GM: 54-Special Defense to Lucrece!
Articuno flaps up a hurricane, sending it Chicklet's way!
WC GM rolled up 1d20: 12 (12)
Lucrece is zapped into a pool of goo, but bounces back! [53/87]
WC GM rolled up 4d10+41: 55 (1 1 5 7)
[OOC] WC GM: 55-Special Defense to Chicklet!
Moltres mirrors Articuno's motions exactly - this must be a practiced opening attack - except targeting Miator.
WC GM rolled up 1d20: 3 (3)
WC GM rolled up 4d10+42: 61 (1 6 5 7)
[OOC] WC GM: 61-Special Defense to Miator!
[OOC] Sam Spade: Critical hit to Chicklet, now at 7/74 HP
[OOC] WC GM: Miator & Chicklet, then Lucrece, then Suijin
Chicklet grimaces against the pain, but charges in anyway, bursting into flame as it does! Flame Charge!
[OOC] WC GM: Target?
Sam Spade rolled up 1d20+2: 14 (12) (AC 2, against Articuno.)
[OOC] WC GM: Hits
Sam Spade rolled up 2d6+10+14+5: 36 (5 2) (Exploit, Momentum 0.)
Miator is buffeted about, but stands admirably against the onslaught! [41/82]
That hit, and the flame melts a few of Articuno's feathers, but it did not seem to do that much…
She stares coolly at Articuno, before sending forth a wave of eerie blue flames- [Will-o-Wisp]
Linnea rolled up 1d20: 13 (13) (AC 5)
[OOC] WC GM: Hits
It might not melt many feathers at first, but the effect will make a right mess of the proud bird's plumage. [Burned]
Esme: "First up Luc, give em a scan!"
Lucrece whirrs, and flashes a beam across Zapdos. It bubbles, before sprouting two spiky little wings of its own! [Trace, Free Action]
[OOC] Esme: Watcha Zappy got? Dibs on Lightning Rod if it's in there.
Articuno swirls the burn onto the cold aura around the bird…
Cheri snaps her fingers. "Oi! None o' that!"
Linnea: "What? It's a perfectly acceptable League strategem."
Cheri: "Not you."
Max Thorn: "She was talking to the birds, Lin."
In a blink, the three legendary birds now just look like ordinary, if tough, pokemon.
[OOC] WC GM: Pokemon Ed to see what just happened if you can't guess.
[OOC] WC GM: Zapdos does indeed have Lightning Rod.
[OOC] Esme: And now so does Luc! Now for the actual action.
Linnea rolled up 2d6: 5 (2 3)
Linnea shrugs. She doesn't have time to worry about this.
Esme: "Now…" She points to the Articuno. "…Give em a dose!"
Luc flattens out, then pops up in a burst of poison towards…the Articuno! [Toxic, Can't Miss!]
Esme grins, snapping her fingers as the poison flies. It looks…extra poisony?
[OOC] Esme: Toxic Status, -2 Special Attack CS instead of Spdef, -6 additional HP per turn
[OOC] Esme: Poison aaaaaaaace
[OOC] Sam Spade: And Suijin's next!
[OOC] WC GM: Yep.
[OOC] Sam Spade: Chicklet's speed is now 18; Momentum 3, so +2 to Accuracy and Evasion wrt Articuno.
The three birds give Cheri a LOOK.
Cheri folds her arms and looks right back at them. "We discussed this. Keep it a fair fight."
Linnea: "Goodness."
Max Thorn: "First up, get us all wet! Water Sport!" ((One Step of Fire Resistance to allies, which expires after being struck by a Fire-Type move.))
Max Thorn rolled up 5d6: 13 (3 4 1 1 4) (Pokémon Ed)
[OOC] WC GM: Round 2, trainer orders!
Esme: "Stick to the plan Luc! You're doing great!" [Focus All Day]
Max Thorn: "Doing good so far, Suijin! Keep it up!" [Agility Orders]
Linnea: "We're getting them to blink, now let's follow through!" [Inspired Orders]
Sam Spade: "Keep on him, Chicklet…" [Focused Orders].
Cheri: "If you three want power, earn it the League metodo."
In perfect harmony, the trio sigh, face their foes again, and surround themselves with rock out of nowhere - a triple Ancient Power. Boulders fly forth at Lucrece, MIator, and Suijin.
WC GM rolled up 1d20 1d20 1d20: 10 (10) 16 (16) 17 (17)
Miator gives the show of force a quick look then [Teleport] darts out of the way! [Miss]
WC GM rolled up 2d6+31 2d6+40: 39 (4 4) 44 (1 3)
Lucrece is buffeted for (39-SpDef), while Suijin takes (44-Spdef).
[OOC] WC GM: Trainers' pokemon. Miator & Chicklet, then Lucrece, then Suijin.
[OOC] WC GM: Miator's Teleport was the action, yes?
[OOC] Linnea: Yes.
[OOC] Linnea: Hang on.
[OOC] Linnea: Yup, works as I thought
[OOC] Linnea: actually, it's an interrupt, I'm not sure if it's the action…
[OOC] Max Thorn: 52/81
Luc gets flattened… but pops back up! [39/87]
Chicklet gathers some energy…and punches in one specific place! Brick Break!
Sam Spade rolled up 1d20+4 3d8+10+14+5: 15 (11) 52 (7 8 8) (AC 2 Fighting/Phys. +2 Focus, +2 Momentum. +5 Damage due to Exploit.)
[OOC] Sam Spade: Actually, -5, since it's a net Neutral.
Articuno takes the blow and staggers back.
Esme rubs her chin. "Yeah. Alright Luc, tough it out a bit longer…" She points to the Articuno again. "…And give em a shock!"
Lucrece wirrs, its 'wings' bubbling off and spiraling around it, before it fires a crackling beam of purple lightning at the Articuno! [Venoshock]
Esme rolled up 1d20+2: 14 (12) (AC 2)
[OOC] WC GM: Hits
Esme rolled up 4d10+48: 73 (5 9 1 10) (Special, Poison!)
[OOC] WC GM: And Articuno's still Poisoned
[OOC] Esme: Mmhmm
That left a mark. Articuno wobbles in the air.
[OOC] WC GM: Suijin!
Max Thorn: "And now, let's hose them down… Bubble Beam on Moltres!"
Max Thorn rolled up 1d20 3d8+24: 17 (17) 47 (7 8 8) (AC 2, lower Speed 1 CS on 18+)
Water. Against fire. It works as well as it usually does, though Moltres just shakes her head and glares at Suijin.
[OOC] WC GM: Round 3, trainer orders!
Esme claps her hands together. "Hang on for just a bit longer, Luc! Eyes on the prize!" [Focusin']
Max Thorn: "Excellent, keep groovin'!" [Agility Orders]
Linnea: "We're doing a lot better than expected-" "<Is that supposed to be inspiring?>" "Legends, mate."
Sam Spade: "Stick it out just a little longer, Chicklet! Stay on top of him!"
Zapdos's wings open up wide, and another Thunder rains straight toward Suijin - only to dodge at the last moment into Lucrece. Zapdos looks at this, blinks for a moment, then facewings.
Articuno, meanwhile, focuses a sheer cold look at Chicklet.
WC GM rolled up 1d100: 30 (30)
Chicklet is Fainted.
Luc swells up like a balloon as the lightning courses towards them, absorbing it all before fizzling back down to normal size.
Linnea: "Oh, yikes…"
Max Thorn: "Thanks for the assist, Luc."
Moltres FLAPS and shoots off into the sky…
[OOC] WC GM: Trainers' pokemon turns.
Linnea: "This doesn't look good…"
Mia gestures at Articuno, and energy bits fly rapidly out of the bird and into the caster! [Draining Kiss]
Linnea rolled up 1d20: 11 (11) (AC 2)
Linnea rolled up 2d6+35: 37 (1 1) (heals half damage dealt)
Max Thorn looks up, then back at Suijin. "All right, think defensive for a minute…" [Defense Curl] ((Immune to critical hit flag, +10 DR, -4 Accuracy unless using Rollout.))
Miator recovers 3 HP!
[OOC] Max Thorn: weak
Linnea: "<… … … Mistakes were made.>"
Sam Spade bites her lip, her hand hesitantly touching Chicklet's pokeball. Chicklet fizzes into red energy and disappears, replaced by a very… Yeah, Malta is pissed.
Esme frowns.
Esme looks up warily at that Moltres.
Esme: "Against my better judgment but.. Luc! Give 'cuno another shock!"
Gooeygon obliges.
Esme rolled up 1d20+2: 18 (16) (AC 2)
Esme rolled up 4d10+48: 77 (6 10 8 5) (Special, Poison)
Articuno shakes from the impact, and hops behind Cheri.
Cheri: "Oi! Keep fighting!"
Articuno eyes Cheri, head tilting.
Cheri: "…oh. Is like that? Uno down, Dos e Tres to go."
Esme claps her hands. "Yes!"
Articuno nods, then opens a large panel in the back of the arena, digging out some berries and munching to shake off the burn and poison.
[OOC] WC GM: Round 4, trainer actions!
Max Thorn: "Get ready…! (…and good work groovin' while curled, that's pretty impressive.)" [Agility Orders]
Linnea skillfully sprays down Mia with a Super Potion. "<Yeah, a little more helpful this time, appreciated.>"
Sam Spade: "…Okay. Malta, Focus on Zapdos for now." [Tagging Zapdos, Focused Orders].
Esme: "Doing great! Keep it going!" [Focused Orders]
Zapdos rushes in between Lucrece and Suijin, letting loose a Discharge.
WC GM rolled up 1d20: 6 (6)
WC GM rolled up 3d8+44: 59 (4 8 3)
Hits for (59-SpDef)!
[OOC] Esme: and booo it's AC 2, I was hoping it was 3+
[OOC] Max Thorn: To which, Luc or Suijin?
[OOC] WC GM: Both
[OOC] Esme: AOE~
Suijin lets out a lapine shriek, then goes limp. [Fainted]
Moltres speeds back down…only to find her partner right between two of her intended targets. She veers off to only swipe through Malta and Miator.
WC GM rolled up 1d20: 5 (5)
Luc…looks fine! [39/79]
Moltres manages to barely hit Miator, though Malta is able to hop right over.
Malta shrieks in glee.
WC GM rolled up 5d10+46: 68 (9 1 1 1 10)
Miator is hit for (68-Defense)!
[OOC] WC GM: Trainers' pokemon turns!
Max Thorn: "Come on out, Antheia!"
Miator is bowled COMPLETELY over, but managed to get back up thanks to that always-useful pre-emptive healing. [25/74]
Malta is pissed! She shrieks out a blast of flames at Zapdos! Fire Blast!
Linnea: "<Guh-. But even the tallest trees still burn down the same…>" (though, waiting on Malta's roll)
Suijin disappears in a flash of red light, milliseconds before Antheia pops out.
Sam Spade rolled up 1d20+3 4d10+10+14: 17 (14) 54 (9 6 5 10) (AC4, Fire/Special, Smite and Burn on 19+.)
A solid hit!
Miator follows it up with a bolt of fae flames to Zapdos! [Will-O-Wisp]
Linnea rolled up 1d20: 17 (17) (AC 5)
Fire and more fire besiege Zapdos. Moltres looks jealous.
Esme: "Aww, it's feeling left out."
Esme: "Give em a special dose, Luc!"
Lucrece launches another special poison blob at Moltres. [Toxic!]
[OOC] Esme: Choosing -2 CS Special Attack again, Badly Poisoned -6 extra HP, etc
Moltres is splashed back - and does indeed look satisfied, for the moment.
[OOC] WC GM: Round 5, trainer actions!
Cheri wags her finger. "No intercepting, Moltres. You need t' keep up the pressione."
Max Thorn: "You know the drill, Antheia!" And indeed she does, gracefully moving to and fro to some imagined beat. [Agility Orders]
Esme gives a thumbs up to Luc. Durable little goo ball. "Stay on em!" [Focused Orders]
Sam Spade: "Okay, Malta. Hit him hard, and DON'T LET UP!" [Reckless Advance!]
Linnea gives Miator a worried look and tosses some Hyper Potion her way, patching up the hurt. [74/74]
[OOC] Sam Spade: You want me to throw Reckless Advance on Mia, too? Only worth it for melee attacks, though.
Zapdos twists and turns and spins in the air, weaving a bit before breaking and unleashing a drill peck straight at Antheia!
WC GM rolled up 1d20: 17 (17)
WC GM rolled up 3d8+37: 51 (4 3 7)
Hits for (51-Defense)!
[OOC] Max Thorn: 49/73
Moltres casts a side glance at Zapdos, then spreads her wings wide. The rain stops as abruptly as it started, the sun coming out strong…stronger than when the match started, even.
Moltres seems to gather in all this light, then in a flash unleashes a solar beam upon Miator!
WC GM rolled up 1d20: 4 (4)
…in Miator's direction, anyway.
[OOC] WC GM: PCs' pokemon turns!
Esme snerks.
Linnea and Miator simultaneously display the same kind of near-miss shocked expression.
The empty potion bottles in front of Miator took the hit.
Max Thorn: "Now, throw some shade at Moltres!" Antheia shouts something at the fiery bird, then grins…and a [Dazzling Gleam] glints from her teeth. Something about the avian's aim.
Max Thorn rolled up 1d20 3d8+33: 14 (14) 45 (4 4 4) (AC 2, EOT.)
Moltres is driven back, slightly.
Malta glances sidelong at Mia, then spits out another Fire Blast at Zapdos!
Sam Spade rolled up 1d20+4 4d10+10+14: 6 (2) 37 (5 3 4 1) (AC 4 +1 Focus Training, +3 Momentum 5, Smite, Fire/Special.)
[OOC] Sam Spade: Ack.
Miator follows up with a punishing wave of force! [Psychic]
Linnea rolled up 1d20: 6 (6) (AC 2, -1 Sp.Def on 17+)
Zapdos manages to weave between both attacks!
[OOC] Sam Spade: Still tastes the fire, Smite.
Esme: "Luc… heal up! Time for a change of pace!"
[OOC] WC GM: Yeah.
Lucrece bubbles and shines, its injuries vanishing! [Recover: 79/79]
Linnea rolled up 3d10+35: 56 (2 9 10) (Psychic/Special)
[OOC] Esme: ya missed
Moltres weaves in the air, as if slightly drunk.
[OOC] WC GM: Round 6, trainer actions!
Max Thorn: "Keep it up, Antheia!" [Agility Orders]
Linnea: "Blast it!"
Esme recalls Lucrece, giving the ball a smooch. "Good job! You've kind of exhausted your options, though."
Sam Spade: "Focus on Moltres now, Malta! Take your time, do it right!" [Tagging Moltres, Focused Orders]
Cheri frowns at Moltres. "Non. No potions for you. We will give them a proper, onorevole fight!"
Malta IMMEDIATELY launches into a charge, Seizing the Moment!
[OOC] Sam Spade: Oh, dear. Well, we'll see what happens.
Malta spits out an Ember at the Bird of Fire!
Esme: "So…" She tosses another ball into the air, and in a flash of red, a large violet shape slams to the ground in front of her. "Lookit mon petit chou, all grown up! Gervais, you're in!"
Sam Spade rolled up 1d20+3 2d6+8+14: 21 (18) 31 (5 4) (AC2, Smite, auto-crit on hit.)
[OOC] Sam Spade: Moltres is Vulnerable.
[OOC] WC GM: Quite.
Malta's attack hits true…and does not seem to do much.
Sam Spade facepalms.
Zapdos rears up, and lets loose a zap cannon's blazing ball of electricity straight at Gervais!
WC GM rolled up 1d20: 6 (6)
…at Gervais, yes. At the exact place Gervais is when the projectile lands, not so much.
Gervais tilts his head, grinning a toothy grin.
Moltres just settles down on the ground, roosting.
Linnea: "…they're getting tired."
[OOC] WC GM: PCs' pokemon turns.
[OOC] Esme: I cannae do nuffins
Max Thorn: "Hmmm. Throw some shade at Zapdos, Antheia!" The fairy grins, with a [Fairy Wind]!
Mia brings up a series of three shimmering shields, which sparkle a moment before vanishing from sight. [Lucky Chant]
Max Thorn rolled up 1d20 2d8+33: 18 (18) 47 (8 6) (AC2, EOT)
Malta darts through the air, dodging nimbly over the grounded Moltres and doing it a wallop! Acrobatics!
Sam Spade rolled up 1d20+4 4d10+10+14: 7 (3) 39 (2 2 3 8)
[OOC] Sam Spade: AC 2, sorry
Moltres leans to the side, barely dodging Malta.
[OOC] WC GM: *Modify Antheia's move
Antheia's wind buffets Zapdos!
[OOC] WC GM: Round 7, trainer actions!
Esme: "Ok Gervy, Luc softened them up! Follow up, and finish this out!" [Focused Training]
Sam Spade: "Okay, Malta, you remember that feeling! Try it again!" [Expend Momentum: regain use of Acrobatics!]
Max Thorn: "Once more, with feeling!" [Agility Orders]
Linnea: "Okay, now that I'm done flinging potions, let's finish this fight off, yeah?" [Inspriring Orders]
Zapdos is just cutting loose with that zap cannon, this time sending a burst Miator's way!
WC GM rolled up 1d20: 2 (2)
[OOC] Esme: :D
[OOC] Sam Spade: Emphasis on way!
This one hits the smoke from that earlier potion bottle intercept.
Linnea and Miator both do the same 'sweatdrop' expression this time.
Moltres takes back off, flies over Antheia, and rains down a flamethrower's burst of fire.
WC GM rolled up 1d20: 14 (14)
WC GM rolled up 3d10+33: 47 (2 7 5)
Hits for (47-SpDef)!
[OOC] Max Thorn: 29/73
[OOC] WC GM: As usual, that's before type vulnerability
[OOC] WC GM: PCs' pokemons' turns!
Malta goes under Moltres, then over! Acrobatics again!
Gervais roars and charges at Zapdos, swinging away to Chip Away at any defenses it has left!
Esme rolled up 1d20: 3 (3) (AC 2)
[OOC] Esme: booo
Sam Spade rolled up 1d20+4 4d10+10+14: 14 (10) 43 (5 8 2 4) (AC 2.)
Antheia mutters something, and glows. [Wish] ((Applies at end of next turn.))
Mia lets out another blast of force in Zapdos's direction! [Psychic]
Linnea rolled up 1d20: 19 (19) (AC 2, -1 Sp.Def on 17+)
Linnea rolled up 3d10+35: 48 (2 10 1) (Psychic/Special)
Both birds are hit once, flying back to their side in a crossed loop. They seem to be up to something…
[OOC] WC GM: Round 8, trainer actions!
Esme: "Hrm. Keep your eyes on them!" [Focused Training]
Linnea: "Eyes forward, feet ready!" [Inspiring Orders]
Max Thorn: "Something's up, Antheia, keep your eyes peeled…!" [Agility Orders]
Sam Spade: "You, too, Malta! Eyes up!" [Focused Orders]
…false alarm. Another zap cannon from Zapdos, this time at Malta!
WC GM rolled up 1d20: 8 (8)
Whoosh, right between and over the wings.
Malta: "Fletch!?"
Linnea: "<A…are they serious?>"
And another instant solar beam at Miator.
WC GM rolled up 1d20: 14 (14)
Linnea: "<I went and said it->" BEAM'D
WC GM rolled up 3d12+35: 50 (6 5 4)
Hits for (50-SpDef)!
[OOC] WC GM: PCs' pokemon turns!
[OOC] Linnea: 44/74
Malta darts left. Darts right. Darts-how did it get THERE? Agility!
Antheia throws more shade at Zapdos. [Dazzling Gleam]
Gervais winds his shoulders, and gives it another go, this time striking out with several Furious Attacks!
Max Thorn rolled up 1d20 3d8+33: 1 (1) 48 (4 8 3) (AC2, EOT)
Esme rolled up 1d20: 8 (8) (AC4)
[OOC] Esme: Ugh
[OOC] Max Thorn: …And of course it whiffs.
[OOC] Sam Spade: Chessa wants to drag the fight out.
[OOC] Esme: Apparently
[OOC] WC GM: Unfortunately you're denying Chessa's wish, somewhhat.
[OOC] WC GM: Miator's attack?
Miah just sighs, pointing at the Zapdos, trying to yank out more useful energy. [Draining Kiss]
Linnea rolled up 1d20: 7 (7) (AC 2)
Zapdos manages to dodge this as well.
[OOC] WC GM: Round 9, trainer actions!
Moltres: "Mol."
Zapdos's head cocks. "Zap?"
Moltres gestures up and down with one wing, then in and out with her other. "Mol MOL mol!"
Zapdos nods. "Zap!"
Linnea wings another Super Potion at Mia. Best to keep topped off.
Antheia's glow fades and she looks healthier. ((65/73))
[OOC] Linnea: 74/74
Cheri tilts her head. "Oh, NOW you remember teamwork!"
Max Thorn: "To be fair, I don't think they expected us to last this long."
Sam Spade: "Malta, work on Zapdos for a while! In fact HIT HIM NOW!" [Tagging Zapdos, STRIKE AGAIN!]
Max Thorn: "Keep groovin', Antheia!" [Agility Orders]
Esme: "Probably not." She cups her hands. "I said FOCUS Gervy! Hit em!" [Focused Training]
Cheri: "Si. You do well."
Malta immediately strafes Zapdos!
Sam Spade rolled up 1d20+4 4d10+10+14: 10 (6) 39 (1 5 3 6) (Flying so not very effective)
Zapdos takes the hit and glides right behind Malta, following to the party, unleashing a discharge - though only managing to target Malta and Gervais.
WC GM rolled up 1d20: 15 (15)
WC GM rolled up 3d8+44: 54 (5 2 3)
Hits for (54-SpDef)!
Moltres hops way up into the sky again.
[OOC] WC GM: PCs' pokemon turns!
Mia continues blasting away at Zapdos. It's got to work eventually. [Psychic]
Antheia…starts up a chant. [Lucky Chant] ((Cancel out Critical Hit damage up to 3x this Scene, applies to all allies.))
Linnea rolled up 1d20: 2 (2) (AC 2, -1 Sp.Def on 17+)
[OOC] Linnea: :|
Malta spits out an Ember at Zapdos.
Sam Spade rolled up 1d20+5 2d6+8+14: 17 (12) 32 (5 5) (AC 2, burn on 18+.)
Gervais narrows his eyes at the Zapdos that keeps somehow avoiding his moves. He flicks his tail, sending poison spines towards it. [Poison Sting]
Esme rolled up 1d20: 15 (15) (AC 2, burn on 17+)
Esme rolled up 1d8+46: 49 (3) (Physical, Poison)
Zapdos staggers back under the assault! Staggers back…right behind Cheri, in fact, joining Articuno, who serves up some of those berries.
Cheri: "Mm. Only Tres remains."
[OOC] WC GM: Round 10, trainer actions!
Max Thorn taps a Revive crystal against Suijin's pokéball. The crystal shatters and the ball glows…
Esme: "One to go! Keep at it!" [Focused Training]
Sam Spade: "Okay, Malta, let's give Noiseless a turn?" [Switch!]
Malta sighs, turns to red energy and vanishes into a pokeball on Sam's belt. Noiseless emerges and says nothing!
Linnea grimaces, withdrawing Miator and sending out Lulim - the Absol lets out a fierce growl, eager for the hunt.
Moltres comes down, managing to sweep a line across all four trainer pokemon!
WC GM rolled up 1d20: 13 (13)
WC GM rolled up 5d10+47: 67 (1 6 5 1 7)
Hits for (67-Def)!
[OOC] Max Thorn: Can I activate Perception to avoid it?
[OOC] Esme: Wuzzat
[OOC] Max Thorn: At-Will Interrupt, Shift out of AoE range.
[OOC] WC GM: This is exactly the kind of situation it is intended for, yes.
[OOC] Esme: Oh it did sky attack again
Antheia casually dances out of the bird's path.
Gervais swings around, slamming his tail into the beak of the oncoming flamebird! [Sucker Punch]
Noiseless is bowled over!
Esme rolled up 1d20: 4 (4) (AC 2)
The beak takes the punch and keeps on going!
[OOC] Max Thorn: Breaks: catch: can't.
Lulim is bowled over right as she's sent out. [25/74]
Gervais is in turn, also bowled over. [23/80]
[OOC] Sam Spade: [11/70] for Noiseless.
[OOC] WC GM: PCs' pokemon turns!
Max Thorn: "Give Moltres a piece of your mind, Antheia!" She proceeds to do so, with yet another [Dazzling Gleam].
Max Thorn rolled up 1d20 3d8+33: 3 (3) 47 (3 3 8) (AC2, EOT)
[OOC] Max Thorn: oh, come /on/.
[OOC] Sam Spade: Switch. No move.
[OOC] Linnea: Oh, boo. Guess I have to pass too, since Switched.
Noiseless takes a moment to survey the battlefield!
[OOC] WC GM: In that case, round 11 trainer actions!
Noiseless notices Moltres looking a bit weak, for all her bravado.
Max Thorn: "Come back, Antheia! Suijin, come on out!"
Sam Spade: "Okay, Noiseless! Moltres is your target! Hit her good!" [Tagging Moltres. Focused Orders.]
Linnea applies another Super Potion to heal up from the onslaught. [70/74]
Esme winces. That last attack looked like it hurt. "Just a little longer Gervy! We can finish this out!" [Focused Orders]
Moltres circles back, hitting the wall and jumping off it, dropping a flamethrower on Gervais as she passes overhead!
WC GM rolled up 1d20: 14 (14)
WC GM rolled up 3d10+35: 48 (4 3 6)
Hits for (48-SpDef)!
Esme: "…Or not."
[OOC] WC GM: PCs' pokemon turns!
Noiseless flutters up, taking a Chomp at Moltres' neck! Bite!
Gervais grits his teeth…but slumps over from the onslaught of flame. [-5/80]
Suijin stretches as he pops out, but waits… [Switched]
Sam Spade rolled up 1d20+3 2d6+8+8: 9 (6) 21 (2 3) (AC 2, Flinch on 15+.)
Noiseless's fangs manage to barely scratch Moltres's feathers.
Snarling, the Absol lunges forward, trying to take a [Bite] out of Moltres!
[OOC] Sam Spade: The Absol being much better at it than Noiseless.
Linnea rolled up 1d20: 17 (17) (AC 2, Flinch on 15+)
[OOC] Sam Spade: …Considerably.
[OOC] WC GM: Hits!
Linnea rolled up 2d8+32: 42 (3 7) ([Phys/Dark])
Moltres is brought down to the ground, staggering but still up…
Articuno: "AR!"
Zapdos charges out into the arena with some berries.
Tim: "Wait, wait! Zapdos had conceded!"
Cheri bows. "It is over. The challengers 'ave won."
Linnea: "Phew…about time."
Esme: "Yes!"
Max Thorn: "Come on back, Suijin." The water hare squeaks, then disappears back into his ball with a red flash.
[OOC] WC GM: Moltres had 16 HP, and was flinched and poisoned. Even if the party did literally nothing, it'd have been over end of next round.
Sam Spade: "Whoa! We…we did it?"
Cheri: "Si. You did it."
Esme recovers Gervais in a flash of red. "You did your best. Still getting used to your size, I bet."
Sam Spade stumbles to her knees, tension draining out of her. Noiseless hops over and starts rubbing her jaw.
The three legendary birds gather on the far side of the arena for a Moltres-directed cuddle.
Sam Spade joins the cuddle. That was…whoa.
Cheri: "An' now that you 'ave won, it is time to present to you my gym badge!"
There is a slight pause.
Max Thorn: "…You did remember to have one made up, right?"
Cheri tilts her head to one side, smiling. "…no."
Cheri: "I suppose I should make some now?"
Max Thorn: "Probably, yes."
Linnea just sits down right there on the arena floor.
Esme also plops down on the floor. "Phew. Knew we could do it!"
Max Thorn walks over to the birds and strokes each of them, carefully. "All three of you fought well. Thank you for the honor."
Sam Spade: "Yeah, that was amazing…"
The three legendaries nuzzle Max and Sam, auras slowly returning.
Linnea: "This is ridiculous…heh…"
[OOC] WC GM: +300 pokemon XP each

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