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Old 09-17-2017, 01:02 AM   #304
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Originally Posted by Patches View Post
War of the Roses

Team Bellossom

Melissa – Despite not having as many moves as some of the other Pokemon here, there were still several games that Vine could excel at. You both walk over to the Shooting Gallery and are greeted by a smiling volunteer with a button in their hand. As soon as you both get over there, they press the button which causes the music to start playing and the Psyduck’s to start moving. Vine doesn’t even need to concentrate, he knows that his leaves will do all the work for him and so, he doesn’t wait and sends off his Magical Leaves to do their job. And that is what they do, each leaf perfectly hits every single Psyduck as well as the few Ducklett that make their way into view. In the end, the tickets are dispensed and you collect a total of 40 tickets!

Once you both finish up with that game, it takes some thinking before you can decide on what to do next. The Dunk Tank and Blow the Sailboat game both don’t feel quite right so in the end you settle on the Grip Test and Milk Bottles games. Vine goes over to the Grip Test first and uses his strongest Wrap on the metal bar, it’s clear he isn’t going to let go of that bar until he reaches the best possible score. Eventually, a bell goes off to signal the games end and a score is displayed at 100/100 points! Vine’s super strong grip managed to hit the jackpot in this one and the tickets poured out of the nearby machine, rewarding you with another 40 tickets! Now it’s time for the last game which for you two is going to be the Milk Bottle game. You and Vine approach the game and it appears to be easy, just a bunch of regular looking milk bottles that probably aren’t that hard to knock over. Vine is feeling a bit overconfident after getting perfect scores on both of the previous games and so he runs up to these bottles and smacks into them hard with his Iron Tail. When his tail makes contact, it’s almost like smashing into a steel wall, what on earth are these bottles made out of!? The bottles his tail hit only slowly begin to fall over after a moment of pause after impact. In the end, only a few of the bottles end up falling over and the tickets are dispensed for Vine’s work immediately. This time, you collect 18 more tickets!

Stay tuned for more details...
Originally Posted by Sandaa View Post
War of the Roses

The sun had begun to set over the Cloud Garden as the sky above the Rose Garden turned a pastel shade of orange. It was a nice complement to all of the pinks, reds, and blues that decorated the flowerbeds across the area. As the contestants finished up their carnival games and collected their tickets, they gathered back in the center where they found the gazebo had been transformed to accommodate a stage. The generators from the Charge-Up Game were ready to go and with a flip of a switch, a myriad of lights shown down from the gazebo’s rafters. While most of the contestants pooled their tickets together and handed them in to their team representatives, there was a growing line for the bathroom which had caused some of the contestants to miss their turn in the final round of games as Elka had yet to come back out.

Once everyone had settled down, the four gardeners took the stage once again, where Persimmon walked back up to the mic. Before he could even begin speaking, volunteers made their way through the crowd to collect any trash or recycling. Persimmon cleared his throat and fumbled through some notes he pulled out of his pocket. Squinting at the crumpled piece of paper, he addressed the audience, “Thank you all for participating in the fun and games portion of our event. Your tickets have been tallied, and now it’s time to announce the winner of the carnival games and to prepare everyone for the final portion of our event. The winner of the carnival games was decided by whoever brought in the most tickets for each team. Now, without further ado, let’s announce the winners! Please step forward as your name is called.”

“In fourth place, representing Team Bellossom, we have Jess and Lilac with 108 points! In third place, we have Alice and Farren for Team Tsareena with 114 points! In second place, we have Rorik and Staryu—” Persimmon was abruptly cut off as Petunia whispered something into his ear, “Excuse me, Rorik and Stahl representing Team Lilligant with 116 points! And last but not least, our winner from Team Roserade is Drew and Rotom, with 118 points! Let’s give our finalists a round of applause!”

As the audience applauded the contestants, the leaderboard was updated to show the standing scores of the event.

For all of their efforts during the Scavenger Hunts and the Carnival Games, the following Pokemon are awarded levels:
5 levels: Vine the Snivy
Here are the current standings of the event:
First Place: Team Lilligant with 7 Team Points and 8 Individual Performance Points
Second Place: Team Roserade with 6 Team Points and 5 Individual Performance Points
Third Place: Team Bellossom with 3 Team Points and 5 Individual Performance Points
Fourth Place: Team Tsareena with 5 Team Points and 2 Individual Performance Points

“Do not fret as there will be another chance to earn your team some big points!” Persimmon called out as volunteer gardeners stepped forward holding duffel bags filled with items. “It’s time for the final round of the event! I will hand the mic over to Peony in a moment to explain the details, and as she goes over them with you, we will be handing out the fruits of your labor during the Scavenger Hunt exercise! The quality of the item depends on whether your riddles took you in the right direction or not. Your items will be shared amongst your teammates, so I wish you the best of luck in the final round!”

The following teams are handed the corresponding items:

Team Bellossom Receives:
Jess: Big Barrette, Crimson Scarf, Purse, White Wings, Red Parasol
Melissa: Blue Flower, Headband, Pink Barrette, White Pom Pom, Frilly Apron
Hiero: Candy, Wind Up Key, Gift Box, Red Nose, Pennant
Originally Posted by morningstar View Post
War of the Roses

As the games wrap up, a crowd is beginning to form in front of the stage in the center of the garden. Throughout the day, guests to the garden had become drawn to different teams. Makeshift signs floated throughout the audience, pledging their loyalty to their favorite Queen. The throng of people talked in excited, hushed voices.

Persimmon finishes addressing the crowd, and gives a short wave. There are scattered cheers throughout the audience, and the scientist looks uncomfortable. “Um… I’m gonna hand it over to Peony now…” He shuffles away and hands the mic to his much more socially confident co-gardener.

“Hiii!” As the pink haired girl takes center stage, a spotlight focuses on her. Smaller, colored lights dance around the stage. “Ooh! Thanks for charging up all these lights for us. Anyway, it’s time for THE most exciting part of our program today! A BEAUTY PAGEANT!” The steady beat of dance music starts up and the spotlight moves to the edge of the stage where a cluster of grass Pokemon are standing. They look startled, but file onto stage in groups based on their garden alignments. Signs light up above the four sections of the stage, “COOL” “CUTE” “UNIQUE” and “ELEGANT” in different corresponding fonts.

“We calculated your points from the scavenger hunt, and rewarded you with different items to use during this part of the competition,” Peony explains. “Here are the representatives from Roserade’s domain, Team Cool!” She gestures to the first section of the stage, and the members of Team Cool are suddenly pulled up staircase and on to the brightly lit stage. Three well-groomed Roselia strike stylish poses to the beat in front of the group, and blue lights circle around them. The Thorn Pokemon point to three wicker baskets holding several items. Each basket has a metal nameplate attached to the front.

“From Bellossom’s domain, Team Cute!” continues Peony as she points to the next section of the stage, which is now lit up in pink. The team is also escorted up and encouraged by the garden volunteers to smile. Two Sunflora and an Oddish perform a short, choreographed dance, finishing with a wink at the audience. They stop in cute poses next to three baskets tied up with pink ribbon.
The basket labelled “Jess” contains a red and gold Big Barette, a neatly tied Crimson Scarf, a stylish pink Purse, a set of White Wings, and a folded Red Parasol.
In the basket labelled “Melissa” there is a delicate Blue Flower, a blue Headband with a white bow, a small Pink Barette, a pair of White Pom Poms, and a wasit length Frilly Apron.
The basket with Hiero’s name on it has a Candy in a pink and blue wrapper, a golden Wind Up Key, a wrapped Gift Box, a Red Nose befitting a Popplio, and a red and yellow Pennant.
The crowd whoops and cheers with the introduction of each team, and some trainers even hear their names called out. Peony giggles into the mic and flips her hair, she’s obviously enjoying that the spotlight has returned to her.

“Ok folks, the teams are going to take some time to get ready. Make sure to cheer really loudly for your favorites!” The lights dance around the stage once more, then stop and fade off. The crowd cheers and yells out the names of different teams and their Queens. Each group is escorted behind the stage to a section dubbed the “Greenery Room”. In reality, it was still outdoors, and tables were set up with each team’s different items, as well as some full-length mirrors with vanity lights.

“Mmkay everyone,” Peony addresses the teams, sitting on a stool in the front of the Greenery Room. “I’m gonna like, explain the rules for this part ok? All of those lovely items you were given are for you to dress your Pokemon up with. You can use up to five, ‘kay? You can totally share the stuff you have too, within your own team of course. Take the time you need to get ready, but not like, too long, duh.” She hops off the stool and gives you all a peace sign.

Choose one Pokemon that you will dress up for this portion of the pageant.
Choose up to five (5) items to dress up your Pokemon with.
You can use any item allocated to your Team, multiple trainers can use the same item.
Keep in mind that you will be judged on several different criteria, be creative and have fun picking out different items for your Pokemon to wear!

Please post your replies by September 17
Vine cleaned up the Shooting Gallery just fine, hitting every Psyduck easily with his Magical Leaves' homing ability. They earned a good 40 tickets and moved on to the Grip Test, where Vine Wrapped the metal bar and squeezed until they earned another 40 tickets. The pair then challenged the Milk Bottle game and Vine hit the bottles with his Iron Tail. Which...didn't do as much as Melissa had expected. Vine shook out his tail with a wince, while Melissa watched only a few of the bottles fall. They earned only 18 tickets for Vine's efforts.

"Huh," Melissa said as they began wandering back to Peony, Vine trotting alongside her. "That didn't turn out as well as I thought it would."

Vine nodded sharply, glancing back at the milk bottles with disgruntlement. He then waved his tail back and forth like a fan, quick enough to create a weak breeze, and looked up at Melissa.

She nodded. "Yeah. Might've been a better idea to go for the sailboat one with Leaf Tornado or Twister. At least those would've been more appropriate, even if we probably would've made a mess of the game."

They turned in their tickets to Peony soon after and waited for the next announcement, Melissa helping Vine up to her shoulder to give him a more interesting view. When one of the other gardeners listed off Jess from their team as one of the top four, she congratulated the other girl with a grin. That grin faltered a bit when Melissa spotted where exactly their team was in the standings, but she quickly shrugged it off.

(Vine goes from Lv. 18 to 23.)

Peony took over for the other gardener and she declared the next event to be a beauty pageant. Melissa...was at a bit of a loss, contests and costume design not really being much of a focus for her, but she gamely listened as the accessories were distributed and the teams lead to, what she assumed was, the dressing room. While Peony explained the rules, Melissa looked over what her team had managed to get, trying to figure out what might qualify for a "cute" costume.

She was definitely switching Vine out for Fawn, partly because Fawn was definitively cuter than Vine, but mostly because she didn't think Vine would suffer being dressed up very well. And Cirrus...well, she didn't think the available accessories would work very well for Cirrus.

The moment they were free to prepare, she nodded her thanks to Vine and returned him, calling Fawn out in the same moment. Her Skiddo materialized with a shake of her head, blinking curiously at the setup.

"Apparently, we're doing a beauty pageant for this round," she told Fawn, who tilted her head to one side with a series of questioning baa's.

"Yes, I know," Melissa replied dryly. "Which is why I'm not expecting to do very well here, but"--she shrugged--"it doesn't hurt to try, right?"

Fawn bobbed her head a few times, stepping forward to investigate the accessories as Melissa borrowed her teammate's Crimson Scarf. She wrapped it around her Skiddo's neck and then hesitated.

"Blue flower or pink barrette?" she asked, plucking the two accessories from her basket and holding them out to Fawn. "To put behind your ear."

Fawn flicked her left ear and eyed the offered accessories, glancing from one to the other. She eventually settled on the Blue Flower and Melissa tucked it behind Fawn's left ear, returning the pink barrette to the basket.

"Try not to flick your ears, okay?" Melissa said absently, considering the rest of the accessories. Fawn snorted and then shifted, trying to distract herself so as not to reflexively flick her ears now that Melissa had pointed that out.

Snapping her fingers as an idea came to her, Melissa grabbed the White Wings and the Gift Box, fixing the former to Fawn's shoulders and holding on to the latter.

"Okay. Whaddya think of this." She shook the Gift Box once to attract attention to it. "Can you pretend to be like one of those cherubs, shyly bringing a gift to someone? You know, like a stereotypical teenager with their first crush? On Valentine's?" Fawn tilted her head to one side, curious but thoughtful. "Just carry the Gift Box out and set it down with a duck of your head, looking up at the audience with big, hopeful eyes." Melissa paused for a moment and then looked a bit sheepish. "Or something like that."

Fawn nodded slowly, still somewhat thoughtful but looking more confident about the idea once Melissa had explained it.

"Alright. Here's hoping we do alright." Melissa crossed her fingers and shared a lopsided grin with Fawn.
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