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Old 07-29-2017, 06:18 AM   #59
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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?
That day on the Coin Exchange was frustrating for Latte. She hoped to finally spend the coins she had saved for so long, only to discover there was nothing left for her disposal! She double checked her transactions (all either deposits or cash-ins), that supposedly reflected her balance, and yet did not. Latte was more upset than infuriated, that when she saw a secret group who want it out with the Coin Exchange after hours of reading through the issue, she was hesitant. She was, to an extent, a rule-follower, although she didn't understand the ones that seem minute and harmless. Thievery is an entirely different thing altogether. She changed her mind when she realized that there was no way everyone who had accounts had 0 coins and no one in the Exchange appeared to be apologetic.

So, here she is with Mina. Latte tagged her along, because Mina had recently trained to sharpen her senses and awareness of her surroundings. She figured this would be the perfect exercise for the Meditite, in case there was something important they needed to hear. Mina accepted this mission with her Trainer with total calmness, but was thrilled by both a training opportunity and an adventure.

Latte and Mina enter the casino, no problem. Though at first Latte felt slightly uneasy, not just because it was her first time, rather because it was her first time yet she wasn’t there to play the slots. (She wishes that's the only thing she'd do.) The Metagross and the Aegislash scared her a bit, so she tried her best to stay nonchalant and walk right in with her Meditite. Mina, on the other hand, doesn’t care much. She feels the Metagross’ and Aegislash’s watchful eyes on her and her trainer, yet nothing else in the air that was heavy. Besides, the two Pokemon’s eyes were watchful on everyone, anyway.

Latte admires the casino’s lavish lobby decorations: the Jirachi fountain, the star-shaped ceiling, even the displays on the souvenir shop. You wouldn’t think that with the sight of all this and how usual everyone’s going about in this establishment, something was going terribly wrong and dark news enveloped the place. The Casino’s certainly good at hiding that. Well, she’s bound to get answers before this all ends.

“Where to now, boss?” Mina asks, also admiring the decorations, particularly the statue Pokemon in the Jirachi fountain. She points to them. “Are there more of that?” “I guess,” Latte replies, now looking straight ahead. Mina turns away from the fountain and follows the direction her trainer is looking. Latte leads her.

“I feel like there’s already plenty to gather on this floor alone.”

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