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Old 07-21-2017, 10:31 PM   #48
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Originally Posted by Connor View Post

Upstairs (Missingo Master, CyberBlastoise, Gemini Spark, EpicSquirtle, morningstar): Keith and Ginny, intending to disperse from the gathering trainers who were now flooding into the Casino - no doubt with intentions entirely similar to their own - headed towards the nearby staircase which led upstairs. As they ascended the flight, they noticed that the surroundings were a little more lavish than the lobby area; no expense had been spared when it came to decorating this area, with intricate gold decorations hanging along the length of the walls and glinting gently in the somewhat softer lighting of the surroundings. Finally, the pair come to the head of the stairs, pushing against two large, wooden doors. They move open with ease, a little creak resonating around the room, and Keith steps inside. He finds himself in an incredibly spacious room - likely situated just above the main room of the Casino itself, and certainly as large as the main floor. Numerous tables sporting different games were spread around the area, but much more interesting were the people - rather, the distinct lack of. The area was barely occupied, and every participant seemed to be dressed up in their absolute best, each sporting fancy apparel and dripping with an air of higher society. Keith is brought to his senses by a deep grunt, turning to his right to see a Machoke with his arms crossed, eyes narrowed and staring at Keith. After a while, the tensed Pokemon simply nods, turning back towards watching the others in the room, and at this point Keith notices others climbing the stairs now behind him, a rather weird group in their own right.

Bill and his Squirtle, Error the Magneton, Hyrem and his Froslass, Athena and her Snubbull all stood in the doorway, frozen in place by the beady eyes of the Machoke. It was clear that the Fighting type was becoming suspicious of such a large gathering of people, so it would likely be best for the group to split up as soon as possible. As those within the group look around to take in more of the surroundings, they realise three corridors leading deeper into the floor - with the door behind them situated at the south side of the room, the corridors each led off in the other three cardinal directions, north, east and west.

Athena made her way up the stairs behind some other trainers and their Pokemon. She did a quick count, and realized, oddly, that there was a Pokemon on its own. Was there gambling here that Pokemon could participate in? Would it even be fair for an Electric type to be near the machines?

Her attention was drawn to the sound of large, wooden doors creaking open at the top of the stairs. The open doors revealed an expected sight of table games scattered around the room. Well-dressed patrons played at some of them, though they were few and far between. Athena didn't find it too strange, it was still the middle of the day.

A trainer in front of her had been stopped by one of the guards. She held her breath as the Machoke looked him up and down. It seemed to approve and let the trainer and his Pokemon by, bringing a sense of relief to Athena and Choux. However, Machoke still had its eye on the group that had come up the stairs.

Just make it look like you know exactly what you're doing... Athena told herself. Choux, being fairly relaxed, would go along with whatever his trainer did. At the moment, he was struggling to stay awake. Athena tapped him lightly to get his attention, then headed into the room. She smiled slightly at the Machoke in acknowledgement, then made her way to the main part of the room. The room had corridors leading out of it, but she was unable to see what was at the end of them. It was best to make a quick decision, and not mill about in this room and cause any more suspicion than she already had. She decided to take a cursory look over the tables, as if she was finding her preferred place to play. Once the Machoke's attention was off of her, she would make her way down the east corridor.

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