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Gen 2 warstory

Discussion in 'Ruins of Alph' started by havoc, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. havoc

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    as I casually turned on NetBattle, I wondered if anyone would be playing GSC today. no one usually does, and the ones that do I've battled a million times. I grew restless as I idled at the Parthenon, gazing at the hemlock that grew outside the now-crumbled columns.

    what I wanted was competition. it's something that all things cannot live without, really. the motivation for success, besting others to claim superiority, the adrenaline rush...hey, it's how evolution occurred, correct? survival of the fittest. we didn't make the rules...but they did.

    a champion needn't have a big procession nor a glamourous appearance to make known who is supreme. thus, I decided to humbly request a contest:

    sludge: gsc anyone? :-)

    and without hesitation, a challenger appeared, dressed in a Roman's garb. they may have the strength, but we, the Greeks, have been known to show our resilience. they even made a movie about it. plucking a piece of hemlock from the soil, I clasped my hands and prayed that my fortunes and my idols would not let me down.

    Athena (Alakazam)
    Poseidon (Suicune)
    Thanatos (Nidoking)
    Oceanus (Cloyster)
    Zeus (Zapdos)
    Hephaistos (Steelix)

    Battle Mode: Gold/Silver/Crystal
    Rule: Sleep Clause
    Rule: Freeze Clause
    Rule: Self-KO Clause
    Rule: Apply PP Ups
    Rule: Battle Timeout
    Rule: Unrated
    (cbt) Giovanni - GSC vs sludge. Begin!
    (cbt) Giovanni - GSC sent out \\Kobrita®// (Lv.100 Suicune)!
    sludge sent out Athena (Lv.100 Alakazam)!


    wisdom precedes strength, and as such the frail Athena would not risk being hit. deciding to fight water with water, Poseidon was summoned, but only to be met with the Roman's own Muse, a peaceful one noted for her mystical healing powers.

    instead of blindlessly charging, however, subtle tactics are more the order of the day when you're outgunned (pardon the expression). Poseidon only pricked the muse with his trident which had been rubbed in snake venom. implosion: that's the plan.

    it comes at a cost, though. Poseidon was battered by both of the Roman's key soldiers: a small, but powerful, masked marauder (known as \Oliv®//) and a giant man of Goliath proportions. however, this is god of the seas, and he summons the ocean itself to aid in his struggle:

    (cbt) Giovanni - GSC withdrew \Oliv®//!
    (cbt) Giovanni - GSC sent out \\Kobrita®// (Lv.100 Suicune)!
    ---------------------------------
    Oceanus used Spikes!
    (cbt) Giovanni - GSC's team had Spikes scattered around it!
    ---------------------------------
    Oceanus's Leftovers restored its HP a little!
    End of turn #7
    (cbt) Giovanni - GSC's \\Kobrita®//: 100% HP
    sludge's Oceanus: 200 HP


    and the spiked monsters of the sea ensure that no mortal will enter battle unscathed. I looked at the hemlock in my hand. once crumpled by my grip, the plant had reconstructed itself. I smiled.

    and thus, the sea of combat continued, with the Roman changing soldiers at will, but at the same time not doing any harm to the forces that be. Poseidon had since recovered from his earlier injuries, but the Muse veiled her team to an almost impenetrable point:

    sludge withdrew Poseidon!
    sludge sent out Athena (Lv.100 Alakazam)!
    ---------------------------------
    \\Rorita_s2®// used Heal Bell!
    A bell chimed!
    ---------------------------------
    Athena's Leftovers restored its HP a little!
    \\Rorita_s2®//'s Leftovers restored its HP a little!
    End of turn #15
    (cbt) Giovanni - GSC's \\Rorita_s2®//: 94% HP
    sludge's Athena: 313 HP

    Begin Turn #16
    Athena used Toxic!
    \\Rorita_s2®// was badly poisoned!
    ---------------------------------
    \\Rorita_s2®// used Light Screen!
    (cbt) Giovanni - GSC's team's Light Screen raised Special Defense!
    \\Rorita_s2®// is hurt by poison!
    ---------------------------------
    \\Rorita_s2®//'s Leftovers restored its HP a little!
    End of turn #16
    (cbt) Giovanni - GSC's \\Rorita_s2®//: 94% HP (Psn)
    sludge's Athena: 313 HP


    as planned, the gods worked in their mysterious ways; the hemlock glowed in my hands. however, the Roman had plans to end this epic battle right now.

    Begin Turn #18
    sludge withdrew Athena!
    sludge sent out Zeus (Lv.100 Zapdos)!
    ---------------------------------
    \\Duloko®// used Belly Drum!
    \\Duloko®// cut its own HP and maximied Attack!
    \\Duloko®// is hurt by poison!
    ---------------------------------
    Zeus's Leftovers restored its HP a little!
    \\Duloko®//'s Leftovers restored its HP a little!
    End of turn #18
    (cbt) Giovanni - GSC's \\Duloko®//: 50% HP (Psn)
    sludge's Zeus: 317 HP


    the giant had returned and roared his fierce, fat cry. not only was he the strongest member on the battlefield on either side, not even Zeus's mighty Thunderbolt could penetrate the Big Mac armor this Roman wore. there was only one hope, the god of armor himself:

    sludge withdrew Zeus!
    sludge sent out Hephaistos (Lv.100 Steelix)!
    ---------------------------------
    \\Duloko®// used Return!
    (128 damage)
    It's not very effective...
    \\Duloko®// is hurt by poison!
    ---------------------------------
    \\Duloko®//'s Leftovers restored its HP a little!
    Hephaistos's Leftovers restored its HP a little!
    End of turn #19
    (cbt) Giovanni - GSC's \\Duloko®//: 44% HP (Psn)
    sludge's Hephaistos: 247 HP


    now, both mortal and god were encased in heavy armor. the Roman giant could take down the immortal with one groundshaking hit, but Hephaistos had a move that would take the Roman down as well as Hephaistos instead. I opted to go for it all.




    but then I accidently clicked Earthquake instead of Explosion.

    Begin Turn #20
    Hephaistos used Earthquake!
    (26% damage)
    ---------------------------------
    \\Duloko®// used Earthquake!
    (247 damage)
    It's super effective!
    Hephaistos fainted!
    sludge sent out Oceanus (Lv.100 Cloyster)!
    ---------------------------------
    (cbt) Giovanni - GSC's team's Light Screen wore off!
    Oceanus's Leftovers restored its HP a little!
    \\Duloko®//'s Leftovers restored its HP a little!
    End of turn #20
    (cbt) Giovanni - GSC's \\Duloko®//: 24% HP (Psn)
    sludge's Oceanus: 238 HP


    5-6

    d'oh! but back to the story. once a beam of light, the hemlock had wilted into a dark green mush. it was still alive, but with any more misfortunes, it could end up poisoning its wearer.

    Oceanus itself had a violent nature and was rumored to itself have a shockwave that could be heard from the sun. clinging to the edge of life, the Roman fled to be healed later. as the Roman general celebrated his victory already, I wondered what exactly the feta is for. I mean, over here we only know feta as a cheese, not a lion's mane on a war helmet. but I digress.

    enraged at the events so far, the king of the gods himself appeared. maddened further by a blast of ice that froze the clouds from which his thunderbolts came, he tried to destroy everything in sight, but once again, the Muse returned to nullify the damage and restore the soldiers to pristine condition.

    but even the novice soldier will get lucky if it stabs enough, and for the gods, fate was on their side, especially when it was met with no counterstrike:

    Begin Turn #41
    Zeus used Thunderbolt!
    (27% damage)
    It's super effective!
    \\Kobrita®// (Suicune)is paralyzed! It may be unable to move!
    ---------------------------------
    \\Kobrita®// is paralyzed! It can't move!
    ---------------------------------
    (cbt) Giovanni - GSC's team's Light Screen wore off!
    Zeus's Leftovers restored its HP a little!
    \\Kobrita®//'s Leftovers restored its HP a little!
    End of turn #41
    (cbt) Giovanni - GSC's \\Kobrita®//: 52% HP (Par)
    sludge's Zeus: 218 HP


    and the figure of mortality appeared, facing the other side. despite being outnumbered, he only faced those whose time had come.

    (cbt) Giovanni - GSC withdrew \\Kobrita®//!
    (cbt) Giovanni - GSC sent out \\Rorita_s2®// (Lv.100 Blissey)!
    \\Rorita_s2®// is hurt by Spikes!
    \\Rorita_s2®// is hurt by poison!
    ---------------------------------
    sludge withdrew Zeus!
    sludge sent out Thanatos (Lv.100 Nidoking)!
    ---------------------------------
    \\Rorita_s2®//'s Leftovers restored its HP a little!
    End of turn #42
    (cbt) Giovanni - GSC's \\Rorita_s2®//: 74% HP (Psn)
    sludge's Thanatos: 365 HP


    and, to prove the point, the fates were summoned yet again:

    Begin Turn #47
    \\Kobrita®// (Suicune) used Ice Beam!
    (163 damage)
    It's super effective!
    ---------------------------------
    Thanatos used Thunderbolt!
    (31% damage)
    It's super effective!
    \\Kobrita®// is paralyzed! It may be unable to move!
    ---------------------------------
    Thanatos's Leftovers restored its HP a little!
    \\Kobrita®//'s Leftovers restored its HP a little!
    End of turn #47
    (cbt) Giovanni - GSC's \\Kobrita®//: 21% HP (Par)
    sludge's Thanatos: 225 HP

    Thanatos used Earthquake!
    (20% damage)
    \\Kobrita®// fainted!
    (cbt) Giovanni - GSC sent out \Oliv®// (Lv.100 Marowak)!
    \Oliv®// is hurt by Spikes!
    ---------------------------------
    Thanatos's Leftovers restored its HP a little!
    End of turn #48
    (cbt) Giovanni - GSC's \Oliv®//: 51% HP
    sludge's Thanatos: 248 HP

    5-5


    though the score was tied, we were still cast under the gloom. the giant had returned after two days of healing rest, and Hephaistos had since retired to watch the rest of the war from on high. the hemlock in my hands was oozing a black liquid that stained my hands. nevertheless, I clutched it and looked toward the sky.

    the Muse's husband then appeared. it was Icarus, the man who had made wings of wax, only to see them fail upon melting in the sun. long since assumed dead, Icarus was saved by the Muse and now sported wings made of impenetrable metal. aided by the wall of blinding light, he was nigh untouchable.

    however, like most of the Roman's brigade, Icarus, under the guise of "Niko," was content to stand and take the assaults rather than attack back.

    I looked to the sky for patience, for persistence, for the intelligence a true champion has. things looked bleak. the gods lacked the cooperation they began with. luckily, I was answered. both Poseidon and Athena answered with a shower of acid rain, and where the rain came bolts of thunder.

    Poseidon could not be contained anymore. after being battered by all the soldiers of the Roman brigade, the seas answered with waves crashing louder than anyone could bear:

    Poseidon used Toxic!
    \\Rorita_s2®// was badly poisoned!
    ---------------------------------
    \\Rorita_s2®// used Light Screen!
    (cbt) Giovanni - GSC's team's Light Screen raised Special Defense!
    \\Rorita_s2®// is hurt by poison!
    ---------------------------------

    (cbt) Giovanni - GSC withdrew \\Rorita_s2®//!
    (cbt) Giovanni - GSC sent out \\Duloko®// (Lv.100 Snorlax)!
    \\Duloko®// is hurt by Spikes!
    ---------------------------------
    Poseidon used Roar!
    \\Duloko®// fled from battle!
    \\Niko®// (Lv.100 Skarmory) was dragged out!

    \\Niko®// used Drill Peck!
    (78 damage)
    ---------------------------------
    Poseidon used Roar!
    \\Niko®// fled from battle!
    \\Duloko®// (Lv.100 Snorlax) was dragged out!
    \\Duloko®// is hurt by Spikes!

    \\Duloko®// used Return!
    (112 damage)
    ---------------------------------
    Poseidon used Roar!
    \\Duloko®// fled from battle!
    \\Barney®// (Lv.100 Forretress) was dragged out!
    \\Barney®// is hurt by Spikes!

    (cbt) Giovanni - GSC withdrew \\Barney®//!
    (cbt) Giovanni - GSC sent out \\Rorita_s2®// (Lv.100 Blissey)!
    \\Rorita_s2®// is hurt by Spikes!
    \\Rorita_s2®// is hurt by poison!
    ---------------------------------
    Poseidon used Roar!
    \\Rorita_s2®// fled from battle!
    \Oliv®// (Lv.100 Marowak) was dragged out!
    \Oliv®// is hurt by Spikes!

    (cbt) Giovanni - GSC withdrew \Oliv®//!
    (cbt) Giovanni - GSC sent out \\Rorita_s2®// (Lv.100 Blissey)!
    \\Rorita_s2®// is hurt by Spikes!
    \\Rorita_s2®// is hurt by poison!
    ---------------------------------
    Poseidon used Roar!
    \\Rorita_s2®// fled from battle!
    \\Duloko®// (Lv.100 Snorlax) was dragged out!
    \\Duloko®// is hurt by Spikes!


    assuming victory, the giant once more appeared, but the monsters of the sea and a stab of Poseidon's trident had made the giant drunk with visions of glory:

    Poseidon used Toxic!
    \\Duloko®// was badly poisoned!
    ---------------------------------
    \\Duloko®// used Return!
    (113 damage)
    \\Duloko®// is hurt by poison!
    ---------------------------------
    Poseidon's Leftovers restored its HP a little!
    \\Duloko®//'s Leftovers restored its HP a little!
    End of turn #74
    (cbt) Giovanni - GSC's \\Duloko®//: 76% HP (Psn)
    sludge's Poseidon: 250 HP


    as the acid rain fell, thunderbolts would be soon to follow. the giant did not care, however.

    Zeus used Rest!
    Zeus went to sleep!
    ---------------------------------
    \\Duloko®// used Belly Drum!
    \\Duloko®// cut its own HP and maximied Attack!
    \\Duloko®// is hurt by poison!
    ---------------------------------
    \\Duloko®//'s Leftovers restored its HP a little!
    End of turn #76
    (cbt) Giovanni - GSC's \\Duloko®//: 8% HP (Psn)
    sludge's Zeus: 383 HP (Slp)

    Begin Turn #77
    Zeus is fast asleep.
    Zeus used Sleep Talk!
    Zeus used Thunderbolt!
    (8% damage)
    \\Duloko®// fainted!
    (cbt) Giovanni - GSC sent out \Oliv®// (Lv.100 Marowak)!
    \Oliv®// is hurt by Spikes!
    ---------------------------------
    End of turn #77
    (cbt) Giovanni - GSC's \Oliv®//: 27% HP
    sludge's Zeus: 383 HP (Slp)


    and Zeus exacted revenge. the hemlock had turned a bright shade of green. the liquid coming from the flowers was not black, but golden--the smell of honey greeted my nose.

    5-4

    with only one hope of a victory left for the Romans, Zeus and Poseidon assured that it would not happen. instead of more crashing waves, though, Poseidon summoned the floods to come, and come they did.

    Zeus is fast asleep.
    Zeus used Sleep Talk!
    Zeus used Rest!
    Zeus's HP is full!
    ---------------------------------
    \Oliv®// used Rest!
    \Oliv®// went to sleep!
    ---------------------------------
    End of turn #78
    (cbt) Giovanni - GSC's \Oliv®//: 100% HP (Slp)
    sludge's Zeus: 383 HP (Slp)

    Begin Turn #79
    Zeus woke up!
    Zeus used Drill Peck!
    (26% damage)
    ---------------------------------
    \Oliv®// is fast asleep.
    ---------------------------------
    End of turn #79
    (cbt) Giovanni - GSC's \Oliv®//: 74% HP (Slp)
    sludge's Zeus: 383 HP

    Begin Turn #80
    sludge withdrew Zeus!
    sludge sent out Poseidon (Lv.100 Suicune)!
    ---------------------------------
    \Oliv®// is fast asleep.
    ---------------------------------
    Poseidon's Leftovers restored its HP a little!
    End of turn #80
    (cbt) Giovanni - GSC's \Oliv®//: 74% HP (Slp)
    sludge's Poseidon: 275 HP

    Begin Turn #81
    Poseidon used Surf!
    (74% damage)
    It's super effective!
    \Oliv®// fainted!
    (cbt) Giovanni - GSC sent out \\Rorita_s2®// (Lv.100 Blissey)!
    \\Rorita_s2®// is hurt by Spikes!
    ---------------------------------
    Poseidon's Leftovers restored its HP a little!
    \\Rorita_s2®//'s Leftovers restored its HP a little!
    End of turn #81
    (cbt) Giovanni - GSC's \\Rorita_s2®//: 44% HP (Psn)
    sludge's Poseidon: 300 HP


    and after cursing the gods, the Roman fled with no formal surrender. I waited out the 5 days, but he never again returned. when you claim you're the best (as he often did), the only way you go is down.

    ambrosia:
    Poseidon (Suicune): in the ~80 turns of battle, you were in about half of them. you almost singlehandedly took down the Romans.
  2. Ace777

    Ace777

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    Heh very nice read imo I understood all of the Pokemon based on their attacks >_> It sucks that he dsc'd at the end.
  3. Overcast2020

    Overcast2020

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    Wow. This must gave been an intense battle.

    I hate how people do things like that.Although, it proves who the real man is in this battle. LOL

    Sweet warstory
  4. highstakespkmn

    highstakespkmn

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    Old thread is old, but its funny that he quit cuase I have a log vs the same player and...

    457 turns and he stuck it out till the end. :happybrain:

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