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It's nice to know that, even in time of duress, we are able to come to peaceful conclusions.

If anyone is in need of medical attention, though, the center is able to tend to you.

I was actually wondering, if there are any who come from Gigas, if I may speak with you?
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[personal profile] expertonshutters
[Someone has been hard at work since returning from Glacier.]

[Or at least, trying to be. Space wasn't really the issue. He'd found a small room and with permission, set it up as a temporary dark room. He really needed to just rent out a studio but for now, being as he was still settling after the Oakenshield residence went up for sale, this would work for what he needed it.]

[He had some pretty important pictures to develop. It's too bad the place covered in huge, extroverted pokemon made that really difficult.]

[About the sixth time someone tried to open the door (Three or four times with it still being locked somehow) Hayato just set out his two biggest pokemon to guard the door while he worked.]

[Feel free to still try to bug him. Nikon is kind of a pushover and Fuji is really easily distracted. He could probably use an interruption.]





[Video]

[When the video clicks on. Hayato can be seen with a bright grin. He's wearing a work apron and a pair of goggles on his head- his usual for working on photos. As such his antennae are visible for once instead of being crammed under a hat. They flick and twitch with his expressions.]

So it looks like everyone had a pretty good trip. We made out okay even if I've gotta be kind of hush hush about the details, but what about everyone else? Got anything fun to share?

[It looks like he's about to say something else when there's the distinct sound of a door opening and a creaking of hinges. He jolts, antennae flicking straight up and he turns towards the hall he was standing near.]

Oi!

[Someone tried to go in the dark room again. The feed ends as he's running towards the source.]
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After weeks of repairs, tightened sanctions on incoming immigrants and the general feeling of unease that hangs heavy around the city of Union, the Council finally comes to a decision. It is not unanimous by any accounts, and there are many that wonder if this is the right approach. Union has existed for generations behind its great walls, and there were those who felt that it was that way of life that they should return to—one of solitude and skepticism. However, in light of recent events, the desire for security has own over the need for seclusion.

An announcement comes over the Warp Band, still hazy from the attacks on the Signal Tower. But it is not the face of a Councilmen that the citizens and visitors of Union are met with, but, rather, the youthful face of one of the leaders of the Seekers.

“Citizens and friends of Union—is that seriously what they wrote? Man, it feels weird talking like that, can I just say ‘hey you guys?’ Whatever. Everyone. We’ve got some big news, so listen up.” Maeve groans at the feed, tossing aside some paper, likely an official statement penned by some Council member. “So, the Council has decided that they want to take a more proactive approach after the attack by Sveta, Alina and their friends, and it comes to me to give you the juicy details.”

Okay, actually maybe she did need that paper. Leaning over in her chair, she ducks off the stream to reclaim the statement. “The Council has asked for volunteers to come together and investigate three possible leads for both our ‘friends’ with the Elite Four, Gigas, as well as some interesting goings-on in and around Refuge: a settlement to the west with supposed ties to Gigas; the inner caves of Refuge; and to the east of Glacier, in the direction which the great dragon fled.

“Now don’t all come flooding in all at once, I know how you Unionites get excited about stuff like this. Groups will disembark immediately, so get any supplies you can and meet up at the Seeker’s HQ before heading out. You’ll be given briefs upon your assignment into a group. If you have any questions, you can ask me or Captain Pirate Krabbypants, Ceilto. Maeve, out.”

Once they arrive, each person will be assigned a group, and after a quick briefing, begin moving to their destination within the day. Most take no more than a few days to arrive at their destination, and will immediately be put to work.

[All event logs are now live! As usual, mod tags will come every 24 hours. Feel free to post all IC questions to the Maeve top level and all OOC questions in the standard mod top level. During this log, several NPCs from prior events may appear. The event is scheduled to last a week and will end at midnight on the morning of March 5th.]
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Proposal Day is upon us! A day of romance and affection - whether you want to put up with that or not! After the attack, the people of Union are eager to get back to normal life, and the holiday presents the perfect opportunity to at least make the attempt. For couples, it’s a day of dates, romantic outings, and elaborate proposals. For non-couples, well, there’s always single’s night at Teeters, or staying home eating Citadel food and watching TV. You know, whatever.

This is an open mingle post for those looking to celebrate (or try to avoid) Proposal Day festivities. We’ve also provided a few prompts for your convenience!

1. A ring is the most sacred symbol of marriage and a time-honored proposal tradition. As such, jewelers are out in force, offering both rings and other fine jewelry, typically exorbitantly priced, at major discounts, making them slightly less exorbitantly priced! It’s everywhere, are YOU ready to buy a ring for that special someone?
2. The parks, restaurants, and shopping plazas are absolutely full of couples today. With so many people out and about it’s crowded and difficult to get anywhere. Whether you’re partaking in the festivities or just trying to get somewhere, you’ll probably be waiting for a bit. Once you get there though, the decorations are quite festive, as are the many street vendors with delicious smelling food tempting you to try some!
3. The Chansey Cafe is baking up some special Cheer-Up Cupcakes, which are being sold in sets of two. Those who are helping with the relief effort in Union will receive a discount.
4. Street Performers are out in force and music is filling the streets and walkways of Union. Mostly romantic songs, of course, but there are a few counter-culture Street Performers that are playing that new, scandalous “Blues” music everyone’s been talking about.
5. It’s Single’s Night at Teeters! Union’s most notorious dive bar is open to everyone trying to get away from all this Proposal Day nonsense. The beer is overpriced and watered down, the atmosphere is terrible, and it’s full of people who are almost certainly going to do something they’ll regret in the morning! What could possibly go wrong?
6. They’re running a marathon of The Lone Pikachu on TV. Better than nothing?
7. Wildcard! Come up with your own prompt.
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[personal profile] miracle_miko
[ The days prior to Kyurem's attack on the city left Sanae out of sorts. While she was no stranger to fending off gods by this point--a thought that was still strange and a bit chilling to her--this was different.

Heatran never made it to Citadel. These attacks never struck so close to home before, figuratively and literally.

There was so much that went wrong during that short amount of time. The theater was in shambles, and there were injured among the staff; innocent people who knew nothing about battle, caught up in the shuffle and hurt due to the Divine Defense Force's oversight. Takuto was hurt, badly, and while he seemed to be healing up just fine, the fact that he sustained his injuries defending her... stung, to say the least.

More than that, she had actions to answer to. Mercy killing was not something that was looked down upon in the Citadel, especially on the battlefield. It was seen as a sign of respect, an act of charity for one suffering to end their life. But Union was different, and yet...

And yet...

During her work restoring the theater, or helping those who were unfortunate enough to be caught in the crossfire, the young priestess seemed distracted at best. She didn't speak much, and many of her actions were executed purely from muscle memory. She made few mistakes, but even in her daze, she was likely to miss something.

Even around town, fetching supplies, shopping for food--even just getting away--she was almost like a ghost of her usual, chipper self. She paid her respects at the Hikawa shrine often, praying for those lost that day. It still stung. From time to time, she would seek out familiar faces, be they people from Citadel, or those familiar faces from the city that welcomed her and called her one of them. Could she still say she was?

She felt like she could do nothing; and what she did do cast her as an outsider, someone who was not welcome here. She wasn't sure what to do... ]
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[personal profile] lunchleader
[For the past few weeks, even shortly before the Elite Four showed up, some citizens of Union may have noticed that a certain Fairy-type hasn't be around the area. Which is both strange and increasingly worrying. After all, he's the type to have gladly wanted to fight alongside the Gods during that horrific battle.

But anyone worrying and wondering about him will soon find their answer, in the emergency broadcast being received not long after the battle ends.]

...to Union... Right to...nion! Come in, guy--zzzsstch!--need some help here in the mountains! Kind of--ssstch!--out of food here...

[Yes, there's Right, in what appears to be a small cave carved into the snow, huddling with his Pignite. While the video feed is not perfect, one could make out the signs of frostbite on both his fingers and on the tips of his wings. That blue tinge on his lips isn't very encouraging, either.]

Anyone can hear me? What happened, every--sssstch!
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The battle is joined. The gods of Union, while mighty, seem to pale in comparison to the singular dragon of ice. Although they strive mightily to avoid damaging the city, already the mysterious blue dragon has been flung directly into a tower, earning itself a nasty gash over its eye, much to the dismay of the red dragon. While it has rejoined the fight, it is clear that the gods alone are not enough - the people of Union will have to step forward if they are to save their beloved city. The cries of the wounded and terrified citizens echo through the streets as the flames of battle rage. Now is the time - they must be stopped!
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An unsettling calm hung over the streets of Union, a chilly, early morning fog settling in. The words of their newest visitors were unwelcome, and when word spread that the two would be leaving at sunrise, the people were grateful, if not a bit apprehensive. The Elite Four, their Champion, and the whole of Ever Grande—their radical ideologies were not only off-putting, but their methodology was more than a bit off-putting. They would need to be watched, closely.

In the early hours of the morning, warp bands around Union buzzed with life, a gentle light spilling from the devices. “Hello again, friends.”

It was her.

Her voice rang clear, and while her face wasn’t present, one could hear the smile in her voice. “I hope I didn’t wake any of you up. I wanted to thank you all for being so hospitable to Alina and myself, at least initially. But talk about the Union chill. Normally I like a little cold, but this is a bit much.

“When we first heard about Union, we were excited. Finally, we had found a worthy ally for our cause. So you can imagine our... disappointment, when we saw your true colors. You’re nothing but cowards! And here I thought, a city championing for peace, who were blessed by the Gods themselves, willing to live alongside pokémon without subjugating them to your will, would be able to understand the world that we wish to create. Instead, you hide behind your wall, hide behind others, and assume that by ‘defending yourself’ or those you deem unable or unfit to fight that you’ve somehow absolved yourself from guilt.”

Her voice grew cold, turning deep; “People like that make me sick.”

“Divinity is wasted on you, to be quite honest.” Her voice bounced again, chipper and clear. “If you can’t walk alongside us, then you’ll only serve as stepping stones toward a peaceful tomorrow. Union, like Glacier and so many other settlements before it, will serve as an example to those who wish to defy the will of the Gods. The pit of humanity needs to learn its place, crawling on its belly in fear from the true inheritors of the earth. We lay ourselves prostrate to their glory!

“Union believes that they’re able to decide what is right and what is just, but I disagree. I bring to you, the divine word of the Gods themselves! Listen well, people of Union, and all others! This is the world we seek to create, our perfect vision of peace! Hear me, O Great One, and come to my aid. Strike down these heretics where they stand!”

BMG: Gates to Infinity: Clash with Kyurem!

Answering Sveta’s call, a great dragon bearing the frost of the deepest winter appeared in the center of the city. With a roar of power, it’s unearthly presence sent waves of fear in the souls of even the bravest citizens of Union. Opening it’s vicious maw, it unleashed an enormous roar, a battle cry of deafening proportions, a Hyper Voice attack! While the sound was ear splitting to all who dwelt within Union, its power was focused. The great Signal Tower, a beacon of Union technology and innovation, began to crack heavily. Jagged scars appeared as chunks of stone fell unbidden from the tower. It still stood—but against such an assault, not for much longer. The force of the blast sent cracks sprawling through nearby towers as panicked shrieks began to echo throughout the city, a chorus of terror at the power of the god before them.

But in that moment, the humans were not alone. Two high-pitched cries met the titanic roar as twin dragons flew to Union’s aid, spiraling around the mighty ice dragon and attacking with twin Dragon Breath attacks. Once again, the great hounds and birds, as well as the Lady of the Moon and the Lord of Nightmares, Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, Entei, Raikou, Suicune, Cresselia and Darkrai stood at Union’s side, unleashing their own attacks. The people of Union felt the blessings of the gods with them. Here they would have to stand and fight—drive back the invaders and save their fair city!

[OOC: With the damage to the signal tower, Warp Band communication is offline and Pokemon cannot be summoned - thankfully the habitat is close and your Pokemon allies will come to your aid as the logs begin]
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[personal profile] vistapoint
[When the feed first turns on, there's a little bit of fumbling with it with a soft "Ah, so that's how it works..." before the feed's turned around pretty quickly a boy comes into view.]

Maia, can you hold onto this for now? [There's a squeaky "Es!" as the Warp Band finally steadies a little.]

... Um. Hi, everyone. [Well. Someone certainly didn't practice this. He swallows, and there's a bit of an awkward pause before he continues.] Uh... my name's Geo Stelar. I'm an Engineer who's just getting started on making stuff, and I'd like to start getting some practice in to work my way up to bigger stuff, so... if there's something anyone wants to order, I'm gonna be selling things through the Spearowfeathers? I'm mostly gonna do fishing rods and evolution stones for now...

[He fidgets a bit, looking a little uncomfortable.] Uh, that's it, thank you for your time, everyone!

[... And with that the feed's abruptly switched off.]
encouragetomorrow: (arashi no naka no koi dakara)
[personal profile] encouragetomorrow
Who: Honoka Kousaka and Right Suzuki! Open for bothering.
Where: Just outside Union.
When: Roughly a week after Salvation festivities end.
What: Honoka finally decides to have a Talk with Right.
Warnings: Dumb teenagers that are a little twitterpated.

I'm afraid to love in vain. )
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[personal profile] actsmagnificent
[ action - outside the union divine theater ]

[ Just outside the theater gates, a Ninetales sits, any drifting snow melted around her person. Her luxurious tails fan out behind her, not even twitching. Her elegant snout is lifted into the air. Her garnet eyes watch the passers-by inscrutably.

Except when any of the visiting Delibird happen to bumble by, packs slung across their backs as always. Those, her gaze tracks. Soon. Soon.

She has been waiting in this spot since the Salvation season began, but tribute to her perfection has yet to appear. ]


[ action - rhyhorn racetrack ]

[ There's a crowd near the Rhyhorn racing arena today, ranging in profession from construction workers all the way up to a few nobles. With communication technology becoming ever more integrated, it's easy to spread the word that Haruka Tenoh has returned to the arena at last!

...it's not to race, however. Or to serve as the spokesman for an event like she did last year. Instead, she's stopped by during training hours to socialize an undersized Rhyhorn. A few of the larger racers sniff the tiny rock, but Super Beauty!, purebred daughter of racing champion World Shaking, is not here to make friends. She is here on a special treat: to run.

And run she does! Haruka supervises from behind, riding World Shaking the Rhyperior himself (and grinning at anyone who comes over to ask what happened to him - Rhydon's evolution is news to the racing community.) Since she hasn't grown to fit the regulation minimum size, Super Beauty is barred from competitions proper. Yet she's tackling that track with aplomb.

A third member of the Rhyhorn line, a pale red Rhyhorn with glitter seeming to sparkle on its hide, sits in the grassy field in the middle of the track and tilts her horn up towards the sun. She isn't one for racing. But it's nice to just sit and enjoy the outdoors.

She doesn't even blink when Super Beauty takes a mighty leap and - splot! - clears a small running creek with room to spare. ]
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[personal profile] bornofstone
[The warp band opens to a scene of complete chaos. The house is a wreck and the noise of screeching Pokemon and a yelling Fili is unbelievable. He's wrestling apart two Pokemon in particular, a crying Tyrunt and a haughty Rufflet, who is attacking the Tyrunt and screeching wildly, wings beating the air.]

Andor! Andor, that's enough! [Liv the Sandslash and Dagny the Luxray come to the rescue, both wrestling the wild Rufflet away from the bawling Tyrunt. Fili sighs, rubbing at his face as Magnus comes to hide behind his legs and cling to him, still crying.]

You guys are going to kill me, you know that? [His voice is weary and only half joking, but his face changes to sternness as he spots something in the corner.] Egil! For goodness sake, you can't eat my pillow!
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[personal profile] faithfulflame
[Today when Rei addresses the Warp Band, it's in her most formal attire, her clothing perfectly pressed and everything about her as positively lovely as can be. It's important to her to present this face to Union, for both of them. And for her family name. She didn't care much about how her father perceived it, but she didn't want to make trouble within the Council either. It might make things harder on Ninetales Vale, and she couldn't have that. She had responsibilities, and she had her reasons, and to be honest? She wanted to look good for the announcement.

Clearing her throat, hands folded out of view, Rei speaks in a solemn voice.]


Good afternoon, everyone. This is Rei Hino, High Priestess of Hikawa Shrine and daughter-heir of Councilman Takashi Hino. I know it's been some time since I actually broadcast anything, but something happened to me a few days ago. I've been trying to process all of it, to sort out my thoughts. As many of you know, Ami Mizuno and I have been courting one other for some time now.

[She takes a breath, lets it out, and stares significantly at the camera.]

That chapter of our lives has now come to a close. We are no longer dating.

[Lowering her eyes, Rei smiles a wispy little smile and raises her hand to show off a ring.]

We are engaged to be married, and plan to do so within the next year. I want to thank each and every one of you for your support during our courtship, and for your continued support during the transition. It brings joy to my heart knowing that some of you took time out of your day to help her with her proposal plan.

[Her eyes flick up, her lips peeling back in the happiest smile she's ever given in any sort of public appearance. It's as much a dig at a certain someone as it is an expression of genuine delight.]

Thank you for listening, and Happy Salvation to all of you.

[Closing down the feed, Rei lets out a breath and awaits the inevitable flood of visitors, neighbors and callers. It's going to be a busy day.]

((ooc: Ami may threadjack threads here and there, and Rei can be found in Hikawa Shrine if you'd prefer in person interactions.))
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All across Union, its citizens prepared to ring in the Salvation holiday with cheer. Dedicated to their beloved Savior, many of the houses were decorated with garlands, ornaments and other fineries in preparation for this truly special holiday, and while it had been uncharacteristically cold the last few days, not a single flake of snow had fallen. Children eager to start the festivities the following day did their best to stay up in the hopes of possibly catching a glimpse of one of the Delibirds they saw the previous night. However, try as they might, the late night would get the better of them, and soon the city was asleep, nestled warm in their beds, dreaming of parties and presents, candies and cakes.

As they slept, the first snow began to fall, snowflakes silently dancing through the night sky, dusting rooftops and covering sidewalks in pearly white. It would seem that a Salvation miracle was at work in Union that night. The streets were empty, save for a young woman and Pokémon, scarcely visible even in the lamplights. Her steps made no sound, even in the accumulating snow, and she left no footprints, the strange Pokémon by her side taking the time to peer into every window.

Should anyone wake during this peaceful snowfall, they might find the young woman and her companion in their room, transparent as a fog, a placid smile on her face. She did not speak, but simply smiled warmly, almost maternally, before disappearing from view.

When dawn finally broke, the people of Union would find a simple gift within their home, rested alongside a familiar note. The snow from last night coated buildings, streets, and sidewalks, blanketing the city in white and shimmering in the gentle, early morning light.

((OoC: This is a Salvation Mingle Log for all characters. There are decorations and the like in various squares for celebration around Union, so feel free to tag around!))

24 ♪

Dec. 5th, 2015 10:38 pm
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[personal profile] senpaidol
[Video]

Hey guys, Rise here.

[She's broadcasting from Union Divine Theater's stage this time, thankfully in a tasteful sweater outfit rather than her Cresselia costume. One of her Pokémon is playing cameraman - probably Toyo, since it's actually being held steady and not wandering off.]

It's been a really busy year. Like, insanely, especially the last couple of months. I've had...well, my friends on here know part of why I originally left the radio business is because I was getting overwhelmed by it, and for the first time I was starting to get overwhelmed with trying to help out Union, too.

[She takes a deep breath, but keeps smiling.]

But you know, I don't think I can quit that. Or my acting job here. And...well, I had a whole big speech about myself that I fortunately wrote down and edited and figured out that everyone who knows me well enough to care already figured out. But the real point I was going for was a message I wanted to give everybody as a present for Salvation and the new year:

No matter how overwhelming things get, no matter how you stumble or what setbacks you have, you can pick yourself back up again and keep going. And if you can't, you've got friends who can help you. And if you don't think you have friends, just look around - to fellow humans, Pokémon, anybody. We're all in life's journey together, and we can all help each other forward on it.

[Her smile breaks into a grin, and she winks.]

Trust me, it's a true story, okay? Thanks.

[The feed ends.]

[Private to Divine Defense Force members]

[Rise's still grinning, though she also gives a respectful bow.]

Sorry if that was a little cheesy for some of your tastes, but just for the record, this means you aren't rid of me yet. Okay?
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[personal profile] my_father_is_a_tycoon
Who: Lenna Tycoon, Rei Hino, Feliks Łukasiewicz, Haruka Tenoh
What: Eastern Steppe exploration
When: November 13
Where: The Eastern Steppe area
Summary: In her continuing quest to look for signs of her father, Lenna has gathered a group to explore the Eastern Steppe.  This is a dual purpose log to move along her personal plot as well as unlock the area for bonding.

[Now that the Warp Band's range has been expanded, Lenna has once again begun to pursue clues concerning the untimely departure of her father, Councilman Alexander Highwind Tycoon, over a year ago.  He left astride the family's Dragonite, Hiryu, to address an urgent and unnamed problem to the east.  The last time Lenna mounted an expedition like this, she and a small group found the Coastal Ruins.  She'd been looking around the Blizzard Tundra herself more recently, but found nothing but snow and a Furfrou for her trouble.

Remembering how her first trip out had gone, however, she decided to ask some of her friends and associates to accompany her.  Unlike the trip to the Coastal Ruins, she'd been entirely upfront this time, apologizing for her selfishness but imploring their aid.  Of course the others had agreed, but it's always been in Lenna's nature to consider the needs of others first, even for something as important to her as family.  So with a grateful heart, she and the others set off for the Eastern Steppe.]


Thank you all again for coming with me.  I realize this was an indulgence on my part, but we may find something that will be of use to Union as a whole while we're looking.
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[personal profile] maxrevive
[VIDEO]

[The feed is quiet for a moment while she finishes adjusting the camera. Still, the video has been carefully framed, like someone's spent a lot of time thinking about it. There's a faint noise from behind the camera of a Pokemon giving some encouragement.]

Right, okay. Hey, everybody. I just got this band recently, so I thought I should say hello. [She rubs her arm briefly and glances away as if trying to remember something.] I've been out of Union for a while. Has much changed?


[ACTION]

[It's pretty early in the morning, so maybe there won't be many people out at this time. This way maybe Max can get a few photos of what decorations are still up before there's too much hustle and bustle.

But while Max is preoccupied with that whole taking photos thing, her Deerling has other ideas. Ever the social butterfly, she's started roaming a bit. Hey! You there! She's totally trotting right over to you, whoever you are.
]

Dee! Dee deeer. [Isn't her fur just gorgeous? It's about time she got some more admirers.]
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[personal profile] actsmagnificent
Who: Anyone!
What: Opening day of the new Union Divine Theater performance
When: 2nd day of Soulfasting
Where: Union Divine Theater
Summary: It's been a year since Darkrai and Cresselia revealed themselves. The Theater celebrates by putting on a romantic comedy about them.

They also have a theme song now. )
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[personal profile] actsmagnificent
[ The Divine Defense Force has its own archives of god-related rumors and history, but that's not what Haruka is currently interested in. No, Articuno had alluded to her that there's more to the new enemy forces than they'd seen in Glacier, so that has her interested in any old travel diaries or rumors of other areas of the world.

This kind of hearsay isn't easy to research in the library, but myths and urban legends sometimes are based in truth, aren't they? Haruka isn't a very in-depth researcher, but there's nothing saying she can't scan these books and wait to see whether her intuition tells her anything about their contents.

She looks just about ready to call it a day, though. Her legs are stretched out beneath the table and one foot is wiggling from side to side as she reads. Still, Haruka Tenoh does like books. Control your surprise.

Outside the library, a small blue dinosaur is waiting patiently for her new human. She's wearing a sandwich board advertising "Tickets Now On Sale!" with a dramatic painting of Takuto and Rise dressed up as Darkrai and Cresselia on it. (They're back to back and pouting.) The city is full of new smells and sights, and humans come in so many different colors! But she feels very important in her sandwich board, so those who pass her may be quietly, hopefully solicited. ]
Ama?

[ The city is warm when one is used to Glacier, though. She's a little short of breath. ]

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