Early Game Encounter
Well, this is certainly an episode introduction chapter. I don't really feel like I have much to say about it because so far it's following some similar beats as the previous episode. The team is in an area under opposition control and is splitting up in the hopes of covering more ground. The big difference is there are fewer parties and more people in those two parties, leaving more chances for one of them to get caught. Which I don't expect to immediately happen until they try and go undercover at the academy.
which begs the question what the rest of the crew is doing to make sure they're not recognized at all, since this doesn't sound like the type of problem that's solved in one afternoon.
The rest of the crew is presumably laying low tending to the Siglo Swellow and exploiting the fact that they don’t have anywhere near as much notoriety as Team Traveller does. The dye job and Nida evolving helps to take some heat off of them, but disguises have a shelf limit.
Cue the X-Files theme.
I could say something about this, but nah. I’ll leave it to you and the other readers to wonder where that’s going.
I mean, there are all of like five places that get explicitly namedropped in this story that don’t show up on screen eventually in the main plot. Nagrobek isn’t one of them.
I mean... he has a point…
Maybe, but then we wouldn’t have as much color and fun on Team Zephyr, now would we?
"Yeah, yeah, we get it. You're the Voice of Order. Doesn't mean you have to throw the word around."
But title drops! :V
Not with that attitude there isn't!
I don’t think that’s something you can fix with just an attitude adjustment. At least not without teleportation or reality warping in the mix. ^^;
Hire Danny Ocean and his team?
No money for that, even if it would probably be a wise move on their part.
We interrupt this PMD fic to bring you Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Path of Valor. [beat] Wait a sec...
Oh, you’ve seen nothing yet. This is an arc built heavily around being in a school, so… :^)
Thanks for the review, though. It’s always a treat to get feedback from you, and especially on such a short turnaround time! We’ll be looking forward to what you have to say over the next few chapters, especially if you see a few things here and there you might find familiar.
Well, it’s a little later than August, but the new chapter is finally here for your viewing pleasure. The one after this is a bit shorter, though I’ll hold off on getting too aggressive on announcing a release date. Barring a major life crisis, the next should definitely make an October release though, and likely earlier on in the month.
The special thanks for the chapter go to my co-writer @Virgil134 and to you readers and reviewers who have stuck around for this story through the years. For those of you paying attention to the view counter, don’t worry, there is a trivia section that will go up within a day, though since it contains some spoilers for the actual chapter, it follows the body of the chapter this time instead of preceding it.
Curious what’s there? Well, I suppose that’s as good a reason as any to get right into the story, huh?