>That old lady's handing out free stuff! Go and get some!
>That old lady's handing out free stuff! Go and get some!
>Get Ye Free Loot!( Remember to ask for two rather than one, you aren't selfish enough for five but it would suck if you at least didn't try for even numbers.)
>Team Infinity: Be secretly Infinity Corps.
>Artist: Have been paid to make sure that all those pictures were incorrect and/or-
>People in wanted posters: Be actually the good guys.
Why yes, that person has white hair. So what? Is it really that uncommon?
Also: > Wanted Poster: Have one of Calvin, but be completely wrong. And female.
No glasses on the sprite. So by Pokemon logic, not that old. =P
Ask about this reward.
Maybe if you get enough people into the crowd you can form a looting mob! Be sure to grab the right amount of items to restore the balance in your inventory.
I immediately noticed that 95% of everyone on the opposite side of every argument were complete idiots. After a while, however, I started to realise that 90% of everyone on my side of every argument were also idiots. Then I realised that statistically, that meant there is a 90% chance that I am an idiot. And now I don't post on the Bioware forums anymore.
Guys, this is getting out of control. No. We will not be stealing anything from anyone. We don't even know if anyone here even sells anything aside from the obvious Pokemarts. Kids and their imaginations...
I'm pretty sure making silly suggestions is part of the point of a forum adventure. Also people are probably still in the mindset for Calvin, which is why we're getting slightly more then usual for Susie.
Plus, we don't even know what's going on here. Maybe scoping it out would be a better idea than barging in and demanding items from people.
If we were in this only for the good ideas, we wouldn't have Locke.
No harm in some off the wall suggestions. Oblivion won't go with anything he doesn't want in the story, so it's all in good fun.
I am not sure where to agree. I am sure however that Susie wouldn't steal. She would rather ask for more.
Lady that most likely probably old: Be talking about a conspiracy, try to outlaw pokemon equality treatment. Be the human Locke. ( For ambiguity, also it would be fun if there would be a human going around with a sign saying "The time for coexistence with monsters is over." It would be fun if someone like that met Locke.)
Been awhile since I commented.
Susie: You have no choice but to get in closer. You don't want to miss out on whatever is going on. It could be something important. Maybe even the key to your meteoric rise . . . Which is a pretty stupid phrase when you really think about it. Meteors crash and burn, ya know?
Oh, and I really can't help but read Locksurry as Roxbury. Sooooooo . . .
Butabi Brothers: Put the moves on Susie.
==> Get closer. Find out what's going on.
Doesn't look like a giveaway or a rally. It actually looks like an interview, that man has a large camera and the two women are exchanging talking into a microphone.
...and that is why Infinite Enterprises is in full support of a recycling campaign.
Wait... you know her. Is that Palladia Steel?
Thank you, Ms. Steel.
Are there any other questions?
Yes, actually. What do you have to say in response to the recent rise in events claimed to be caused by Team Infinity?
An absolute travesty, and my heart goes out to the victims.
And what of accusations that there is a connection between this organization and your company?
You should have seen that question coming. The entire crowd - yourself included - inches or leans forward in anticipation of the response.
For the love of Arceus.... This again? Really? This is what you're wondering? Not about the new HM Tools? Or anything of importance? Unfounded rumors and base accusations?
The people have a right to know, Ms. Steel.
Then tell them, Molly. The police have - rather thoroughly, I might add - investigated every facet of this company. Several times. Every person on this payroll has had a personal visit from the authorities. What have they turned up?
The interviewer doesn't budge.
Nothing as of yet, but all investigations are currently ongoing.
Then answer me this. What could I possibly gain from association with those... I'm sorry. I can't find the proper words.
I can't say I know, Ms. Steel.
I founded Infinite Enterprises nearly ten years ago to the day with the intent of making the region more hospitable to trainers. All of our products - all of them! - were crafted with trainers in mind. Does that really mesh with your idea of the criminal underworld?
She pauses, scanning the crowd, then turns back to Molly and cameraman.
Besides, you're missing the most important detail here.
And what would that be?
Have you SEEN those outfits?!
The reporter and several people in the crowd seem stunned. The rest, including the cameraman, burst into laughter. You have a feeling you're missing a good joke due to lack of knowledge on this Team Infinity.
... I beg your pardon?
I wouldn't wear that to the fanciest of fancy dress parties! And you think I'd willingly associate with that. The very idea! It's like Mardi Gras got indigestion!
This gets a laugh from a larger portion of the crowd, and you can't resist joining in, despite not having the full context. The reporter, however, is unamused.
What of the obvious similarities, then? Team Infinity members have been frequently spotted in Locksurry, and 75% of all Infinity Grunts arrested have been either within the city or in the surrounding environs of Route 2. Furthermore, the group was not formed until after Infinite Enterprises was established. Prior, there was no "Team" in Iotavi.
Prior, there was also no company in Iotavi.
Not to mention the name!
Palladia rolls her eyes then grins wistfully.
Do you associate space travel with crime?
I... no, whatever does that mean?
Well, it certainly takes a Rocket to get there. Hmm, there was no Team Rocket before we went to space, either.
That's hardly a proper ...
Oh, and Magma! Clearly they conspired with the volcanoes!
Yeah they kinda did...
Molly the reporter steps back, presumably out of the view of the camera, and makes a violent slashing motion across her throat. This does not stop the crowd from laughing.
And I'm certain Team Plasma had everything to do with blood transfusions!
Ms. Steel, these are all an extreme stretch.
Yes. Yes they are.
None of these followed the founding of a public corporation of nearly-exact same identification so swiftly.
Palladia sighs and presses her palm to her forehead.
We've been doing this song and dance for a year. Do you realize just how many of our fair citizens are fugitive teamsters? It's basic political theory: there was a vacuum, it was filled. At my expense.
She turns away from the camera and steps toward the crowd. The cameraman quickly steps and turns to follow.
Allow me to lay this to rest once and for all. The reward on those posters? Bring them to me first, and I'll double it.
Molly puts on a quick smile and steps back in front of the camera as the crowd begins applauding.
You heard it here first, ladies and gentlemen!
For anyone worried, I promise you, Team Infinity will be pursued and routed with diligence.
Ah... thank you for your time, Ms. Steel.
Of course. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to plan... a MEETING!
Palladia thrusts a fist triumphantly into the air, eliciting more applause and a few responding fists and supportive shouts. Molly looks frustrated or annoyed, but quickly puts back on her cheery, pleasant mask and turns fully to face her cameraman.
And that was Palladia Steel, Infinite Enterprises CEO, right here in front of Infinite Inc. Headquarters in lovely Locksurry. I'm Molly Charter, keeping you up to date on local and region-wide news and developments. And now back to Brent and Kelly in the studio for your local news and weather.
She makes another cutting motion, this time at her waist - presumably low enough to be below the camera - and the man flips a switch on the machine, turning it off. The crowd begins to disperse.
The two reporters pack up their belongings and begin to move out with the crowd, but suddenly stop looking toward you. For a moment, you half expect them to have chosen you randomly out of the gathering to interview regarding your opinions on the subject. That assumption, you're not sure if it's thankfully or unfortunately, is dispersed quickly as they immediately move in on a woman standing to your left.
Mrs. Foster! Just the person I wanted to see. Have time for an interview?
Not today Molly. Was just passing by and wondering what all the bustle was about. Still chasing that Infinity snipe, are we?
There's something fishy going on in there, even if the police can't find it. A reporter has to trust her instincts!
Mhmm. Think you might be better off chasing your leads down Route 2-East. Whatever's going on over there has Team Trouble written all over it.
Oh heavens you know I want to, Aideen. But the constabulary has declared the entire route closed to travel, including the press.
I'm well aware, otherwise I'd be seeing to it myself. No sense in lamenting the unalterable, though. I've enough tasks to keep me occupied in the meanwhile, and trust that the officers will be able to get the situation under control.
They're cops, not miracle workers. Unless they're willing to wade in armed and ready for trouble, I doubt this'll evolve beyond its current stalemate while remaining in our favor. Just another case of the butterfingered police force letting an opportunity for real justice slip through their hands.
Hey, Mol, we gotta get back to the station in ten.
Seems my time is up. Have a pleasant day, Mrs. Foster.
The two maneuver around you and her and head off on their way, leaving you and the redheaded woman behind. She doesn't acknowledge you at the moment, appearing lost in her thoughts.
>Challenge the red-haired woman to a battle in the most professional way possible.
Call it a hunch, but I think the red-haired lady has a team that far exceeds our current power level.
>Ask if the redheaded woman runs a home for imaginary friends.