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Old 07-03-2017, 11:14 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by Marion Ette View Post

This is the main entrance to the Casino – as such, it is substantially guarded and monitored. Entering requires passing through two thick steel double doors, the first of which bears scars of previous attempts by law enforcement groups at breaking and entering. The amount of force required to break through them is probably beyond the capabilities of one Pokemon, or even a team of six. Since everyone in the daylight hours is posing as a trainer in search of a good time and quick riches, however, the doors will open for you... for now.

Once inside, entrants are greeted by a pair of guards on either side of the entryway - an Aegislash on the left, and a Metagross on the right. They wear little guard hats atop their heads with a Jirachi on them to indicate their positions. The Metagross in particular regards everyone with suspicion, but merely keeps an eye on the crowd.

Behind Aegislash are some more practical features of the lobby, such as a check-in counter/help desk, restrooms and a small souvenir shop. There is also an ELEVATOR near the restrooms. Behind Metagross are some plush couches for patrons to sit and relax, as well as the STAIRWAYS leading UPSTAIRS and DOWNSTAIRS. Two more guard Pokemon – an Arcanine sitting calmly by the help desk, and a Machamp in a Jirachi's Casino leather jacket (with four arm holes, of course) wandering about – make four in total.

In the center of the lobby is a massive fountain, lit by natural light from a star-shaped window above. The fountain depicts Jirachi, water spewing forth from his third eye, as statues of various Pokemon swim and play happily in the pool of water below. Behind this statue, one can continue STRAIGHT AHEAD to explore the rest of this floor. If the mood strikes you, of course, you could always turn around and go back OUTSIDE.

There are seven visible security cameras around the room – two point at the front door, one points at the check-out counter, one points at the fountain's back side, one points at the stairwell and one points at the entrance to the elevator.

Where will you explore first?
It didn't exactly hurt the Schmeltzer "sisters" too much when the digital Coin balances got mysteriously wiped over night, since they weren't really all that invested into the system in the first place. Sure, one of them would come in to give the Roulette a quick spin, but it's not like the gambit came close to ruling their lives. That being said, a robbery was a robbery, and there are precious few people in the world who would let this type of thing slide- and Ami was not among them.

If you told her that she'd be running two different infiltration missions a few months ago, you would have received a disbelieving look at the very least. Yet here she was, making her way to the somewhat beaten Jirachi Casino with a pink Coin Case in hand to begin the second of her missions. The case, of course, still contained the Coins it came with- no self-respecting gambler would leave all their wealth in a single place. The part of this particular infiltration is that she didn't need to change anything about her appearance yet, and acting casual isn't exactly hard when you're pretty casual from the get-go.

She gave a brief nod to the aegislash as she entered the building (surely the metagross was aware that it wasn't very popular, right?) and made her way to the check-in counter. "Hello, it's been a while. ...Yes, I'm a repeat visitor. ...My account's under the name 'Dichromatia', with the access code of 162851. ...I have noticed that the bulk of my very small fortune has been lost, but that's what I'm here for. Gotta build that back up for later. ...No, I did not bring any alcohol with me. ...You do realize that I'm underage, right? Fine, whatever, I'll just be on my way." Honestly, the employees can be as bad as the more unsavory visitors sometimes.

The casino was pretty busy today, with quite a few people (including a certain pinkette Ami had not expected to see in the establishment for any reason) had a pokemon out and about, so she figured there really wasn't much risk in releasing one of her own. "Nadie, I need you to look for unusual things about this place," she whispered as she let loose her woobat. "And please stay focused." She stopped walking at the Jirachi fountain, dug a Coin out of her case, and flipped into the water. 'May this little adventure end well and fruitfully for me,' she wished to the mythical being, certain as she was that it couldn't hear her.

Why did every single one of these missions start off with so much cigarette smoke, exactly?

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