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It's Friday night and Ezreal decided to take the esteemed Luxanna Crownguard to a bar generally frequented by Delvers, Guardsmen, Rangers, and all sorts of other rough-and-tumble men and women who make up Union's thriving blue-collar community. The bar, of course, is quite a dive, with loud, boisterous people having just finished a day's work coming to take a load off and get frightfully hammered.

[This is an open mingle post for anybody who might, for whatever reason, find themselves in a dirty, grimy bar full of loud sweaty people on a Friday night. There will be mingling and, of course, the inevitable bar fight. Enlightened are encouraged to use their powers interestingly but remember - no lethal damage! It's all in good fun. Overenthusiastic enlightened may find themselves responsible for large chunks of the repair bill for the bar, be warned.

Also of note: legal drinking age is 18 years old but this bar is likely reasonably easy to get into if you're a bit underage.]
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[Network Audio - Public even if it shouldn't be.]

Lux! Come over, I need you opinion on something! And we can't do it by video because it involves a lot of colors!

The butler knows to send you to my room.

[Action - Imogen's Room. For Lux]

*Imogen's bed, table, chair, and every other surface was covered in piles of clothing. They were almost undergarments, but the material was wrong. A little thicker and the patterns were clearly meant to be seen. Some of them were a single garment too, which was different, and some of those had weird cut-outs to the sides that had zero logic to them. There were far too many for even the Moreno clothing budget.*

*...And based on the lack-of-bustiness to the tops? They weren't meant for Imogen. Or she was even more of a risque exhibitionist than anyone could guess... which was, granted, a valid option.*


Mar. 4th, 2014 12:00 am
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The 10th day of Team Evolution's visit dawns.

The night before, the Council had sent out another message commenting about their decision concerning the machines. They could not in good faith return any to Team Evolution after what had happened. But in exchange, they would offer an example of Warp Band technology and explain the means by which Union trainers and Pokémon communicate. This particular Warp Band could operate only one way - it could only receive messages directly sent to its particular address. There was no chance of the team being able to tap in to the network.

The Council did not make any comment on the extraordinary events that had occurred the previous day. It seems nobody knew anything about Mega Evolution or what to make of it.

Early on the 10th morning, representatives from the Council could be seen speaking with the leading members of Team Evolution once more, and though Rory appears disappointed, he does not argue overly much. The rest of their team is already in the process of packing up their tents... To the side, Crystal and Sakina can be seen, having reappeared after their unceremonious departure earlier. Crystal stays close by Sakina at all times; the latter seems vaguely disoriented.

Idle talk would have it that they intend to leave before noon. But there is some time for last minute conversations still, though they would necessarily need to be short.

Before departure, Rory has something more to say as well to anyone within earshot.

"We thank you for your hospitality, and we hope that we have given you all something to ponder. I will not belabor our departure by repeating what I said previously, but it is truly our fervent goal that we may build a world where neither humans nor Pokemon need live in fear. If any of you wish to contact us, we have been told that this Warp Band is capable of receiving direct messages. We would be glad to hear from any of you.

"We understand our previous actions caused a great deal of damage within this city. While we can do little to beg your forgiveness, we do wish to leave you with a token of good will."

He will bow, then.

"Perhaps we can agree on one thing - let us hold faith in the bright future of this world!"


Feb. 22nd, 2014 10:18 pm
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[Fai is looking unusually somber, and even in monochrome, it's easy to tell that he's a lot paler than usual. On his shoulder stands Babycakes, now evolved into a Floette, like an equally serious guard of honor with her flower like a rifle against her shoulder.]

[The young man says nothing at first, just holds up a rather skillfull sketch of a poké ball. Those with a bit of knowledge in history should probably recognise at least the general shape and design of it.]

Nevermind that they put those machines there to force Tyrantrum to evolve without their consent, but... they use these. Team Evolution, I mean. They keep pokémon imprisoned in these things, just like in the old days.

[He draws a deep, shaky breath.]

Despite how abhorrent this practice is - and believe me, I understand if you're angry - we should remember that they are from a different place with different laws. Wild accusations and demands aren't going to do us any good, is it? It's better if we try to reason with them, try to make them see why such treatment is wrong.

After all, the people in the old days were not all evil. If they were, why would the Savior have thought us worth sacrificing herself over? They were just ignorant.

But I thought you should be... warned.
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I would hope this goes without saying, but just in case...

We can't give them all the devices back. It would be pure foolishness when there's still so much we can learn from them. Just the improvement to our communication technology alone would be worth declaring a few of them "lost" and continuing in secret, and that's just barely scratching the surface! They clearly have FAR more advanced technology than we do. We need to level the playing field even if they end up as our allies.


Feb. 22nd, 2014 12:00 am
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They were noticed a half hour before they arrived.

The Guardsmen atop the city walls, their keen senses trained to observe anything out of the ordinary, had not failed to observe the flight of birds disturbed from their nests and the distant shuddering of trees. The pace was steady. Not of wild Pokémon meandering about, but of something with fixed, determined purpose.

News spread quickly, as it ought. The Council was aware of the situation in five minutes flat, and the guard on the walls surreptitiously tripled in the same amount of time. It didn't take much longer for idle citizens to realize something was amiss, and as the rumors propagated -- There are people coming through the forest! -- so, too, did the number of people thronging at the gate craning their necks to get a look.

They emerge from the forest, their pace brisk and their numbers thirty strong. Many wear attire that is hardy, made for traveling - leather boots, thick wool pants, and long jackets in shades of deep crimson and black. Others, clearly of some higher rank, are clad in suits or other formal wear; a few wear pristine white coats that must have only just been changed. As they approach, most stare coolly upwards at the assembly gathered before them atop the walls of the city.

At their lead stands a man with a mild smile and shaggy red hair. Two others stand close beside him: a young woman in a crisp, fur-lined white coat, sleek black hair pristine and perfectly in place and a gentle smile on her face and an aloof woman with brown hair wearing a sharp suit who appears extremely disinterested in the proceedings.

The company pauses. And there is a long, awkward silence before the man with the red hair takes a step forward. He speaks, and his words, though understandable, have a strange, foreign inflection.

"My name is Rory Donnachaidh. We have come on behalf of our people to serve as a diplomatic presence to your city."

...Another awkward pause.

"...I believe it is appropriate to say - take us to your leader."

He smiles more broadly, as if he's made a joke.


We are Team Evolution.

We represent a group of people with a common purpose - to restore humanity to the peaks it once ascended and to raise up all Pokémon alongside us. We call ourselves Team Evolution for the only path forward for both human and Pokémon is to evolve. When we realized that our signals could be detected no longer, our scouts reported that the reason was human sabotage. Imagine our surprise to learn that a human civilization lay so close to those mountains... But what do I say? You, of course, must all have experienced surprise in equal measures, no?

We have come here for reasons twofold: to establish relations with this city and to retrieve the materials that you have been holding for us. It was a prototype, you see, and we would wish to have it returned.

Of course, we understand that you have little reason to trust us and great reason to drive us away. We will not attempt to enter your city if that is preferred - but we will camp outside, between the forest and the gates, for the space of 10 days, after which we will depart, with or without our materials. We hope you will be willing to speak with us during this time. We would also like to... hold a demonstration to explain our actions, if you and your Council are willing.

Please, come and speak with us if you have any questions. That is an offer extended to anyone in your fine city. I shall personally ensure that any visitors are treated with the greatest of courtesies...

((For approximately 10 IC days, the people of Team Evolution will be camped outside of Union. The next part of this event will require sign-ups. There is an accompanying OoC post to this post here. Please see that post for more details.

Please feel free to use this IC post to talk with the NPCs. All responses here will receive an NPC response.))
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*Yes... Imogen has on a headband that looks like animal ears. If you know the girl this is fairly normal for her. She's holding a baby Tyrogue in her arms who keeps punching at the air. The video in black and white probably saved everyone from Imogen's outfit.*

Hiiiiiiiiii, so this little guy just hatched! He doesn't have a name yet, but I'll work on that!

But, I was wondering if anyone knew a thing or two about fisticuffs? Cause, I figure learning how to walk and move like a fighting type is different from other types. And I move like a sneaky sneak so that wouldn't fit very well. I'd love some help on that front when he's a bit past newly hatched and all that!

*Imogen left Brighteyes and Sandtrap to babysit while she wandered the city looking for lost souls in need of help. In other words she was super bored and was looking for something more exciting to catch her attention. A new friend to make, a cute person to compliment, some Pokemon to talk to... Whatever works, right?*

Action x2

Feb. 8th, 2014 02:30 pm
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[Action - Caves: Any day during the past week.]

Since the quakes had died down, and things seemed to be back at a level of boring, Imogen figured she would take some time to herself and go check on the Pokemon she met during the mine expedition. Make sure the icy ones were out of the caves and the groundlings were happy. She also wanted to be sure they were okay after all the problems the quakes caused. The Earthquakes had to do some damage, and maybe she could do something to help? While she was there she took the time to train. Along with her partners.

She found a cavern that the Arons were okay with her training in, since some of it required use of powers. Coldwave set up an icy floor as her exercise, with small patches of bare ground just the right size for an Eevee to land on. Which is why Brighteyes and Lash were playing the floor is lava ice, racing from one bare spot to the next. Sandtrap was waiting to clean this mess up with his arena trap as his exercise. Flatform and Bluescale weren't along, they weren't keen caves. And Bluescale terrified the locals.

Imogen was tech climbing one of the walls as her bit of exercise. She'd already done her runs on an obstacle course of ice and earth from her partners. But if anyone is here, due to general exploring or more specific missions... come bother Imogen while she trains.

[Action - Union City Shopping District: Evening]
Imogen had cleaned up a bit, changed, and made sure her partners were fed and resting after a hard week of intensive training. So now she was doing some R&R. Which means shopping! She was done up in her best noble gear, as it made it a lot easier to get service in the shops. Her travel worn Delver gear always left people questioning her means. While useful to go unnoticed it left quite a bit of rude sneers she didn't have time for.

She still had about four colors too many in her outfit, but anyone could tell the quality of the silks and cottons were top of the line. She had to have some coin to her name. She's looking through the raw fabrics, and the clothes trying to decide if she wants a new mix and match outfit, or to make something more elaborate when she gets home. Choices choices....
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[The feed starts with a simple black and white picture, moving slowly and occasionally skipping to catch up with the action. It appears that whoever is recording is in the industrial district and is panning the camera around to see everything. The clean-up efforts are still going on, but things are, for the most part, back in order. There are voices of people haggling over scrap parts, people and Pokemon having conversations; a cacophony of sights and sounds.

After a few moments, the camera moves to a young woman's face, and even with the limited video capability, you can tell she is positively beaming right now.]

Can everyone see this? Isn't it amazing? The engineers are geniuses, I never would have thought that I could actually record what was happening right in front of me! We should try to chronicle our lives for the generations after us, so they can see how we live. The people before us had ways of leaving a mark, even if we can't fully understand it right now, and now that we can take video of the things that we see, we should take advantage of it!

I'd love to see what other people might record. What kinds of things would you like to leave for the future citizens of Union and, well, beyond?

[There's a voice behind her, gruff and imposing, and Lux turns her head.]

Sorry, I'll be right there!

Anyway, my break is over. Think about it!


[The same young woman from the feed earlier is seen leaving an inn, head lowered a bit. She looks exhausted, a bit dirty and now extremely discouraged.]
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[An SOS signal goes through on your warp band, very quickly accompanied by a young woman's voice. In the background, there is the very distinct sound of fluttering wings and screeching. She sounds as if she's running, the sound of her voice and the rampaging Zubats echoing. There also seems to be some kind of interference, as her voice keeps cutting out.]

We-- ...Zubats in-- hundreds of-- don't go in the-- requesting assis-- in--

[Then there's the sound of her warp band hitting something, and the signal becomes clear.]

That's better, this silly thing! WHACKING IT HELPED, THANK YOU EZREAL! We're being chased by Zubats, hundreds of them, in the mountains. In need of assistance, I'm not sure when they'll stop following u--

[A loud screech.]


[Another, much more indignant screech.]

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The problem with abandoning everything to run into the wild without any experience whatsoever turned out to be, not the cold, or the lack of food, but the fact that Yuui is as good at being firm as Fai is at keeping his mouth shut. That is to say, not at all. And when you combine that with a very stubborn, and slightly aggressive Murkrow things are bound to get interesting.

"Hugin. Hugin, no. I know you like shiny things and all, but that's not really... nest... material." His voice turns strained as Hugin demonstrates that he happens to think that it makes for excellent nest material by sitting down on top of Yuui's head. He tugs sharply on a sparkly lock of hair before letting out a loud caw, causing Yuui to look incredulously at him. Or at least he attempt to. Funnily enough, it turns out it's a wee bit difficult to look at someone while they're clinging to your hair. "What do you mean you saw it first? It's my hair so I definitely think-" 

But Hugin is not interested in what Yuui thinks, this sparkly fluffy stuff is his and if it happens to be attached to his trainer then all the better. It's only logical to keep all the important stuff in one place after all. And he's sure that all of the other non-shiny people, some of whom are beginning to give them very funny looks, would agree with him. So there. 
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Greetings, everyone. I'm Jade Curtiss, Ranger, part of the Survey Corps. As I'm sure we've all heard, the Union is in need of an iron mine. That is why the Rangers are putting together an expedition to the Caverns in search of one, to be led by me.

[He's less than enthused at the prospect of leading so many people, but it doesn't show as he continues to elaborate on the details of the expedition, brisk and informative:]

Unfortunately, there's not much information about the Caverns, or the Pokemon in them. This is why we'll need people with the ability to locate iron deposits, people able to communicate with Pokemon, and people who are able to fight, although we'll do our utmost to avoid battles in the interest of saving time.

[Did he just sound faintly sarcastic then? Who knows.]

The expedition will likely last for two days, perhaps more. It'll take at least half a day to reach the Caverns, and possibly much longer before we locate a mine - if we can. Therefore, I'd suggest that everyone pack wisely. If you're feeling lost, the staff at the Outpost should be of assistance. Funding will be provided upon request.

If you're interested in participating, or would like to field any inquiries, please respond now. If all goes well, we'll be departing from the city gates tomorrow at six in the morning.

[ooc; Hello, everyone! This is the network post that will kickstart the expedition to the Caverns, which is a player plot that has now been mod-approved! A log post will go up tomorrow for the expedition itself.

Due to my wonky timezone I'd appreciate having someone to help with writing out NPC encounters/events in order to keep things moving! Please PM me if you're interested.]


Jan. 11th, 2014 12:52 am
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*Brighteyes the Eevee is sitting on Imogen's backpack, wearing a mix of read and orange with her hair in little twinbuns. She looks like someone ran her Meowth over with a Tauros. No more exploring in the Old City!? What's the fun in that, there's gotta be more to it than just it's too dangerous. It's always dangerous, what could be new and there could be good scrap down there!*

*So Imogen is where she usually is when she's in a mood, in one of the parks feeding the local strays. Pokemon without a partner, happy and free in town. It isn't like her mom will miss the food, she never does. She'll just disapprove on the general principle of Imogen doing her thing. Now what can she do, other than explore outside of the city. Which probably won't be as fruitful for her designs.*

*Today sucked.*


Jan. 10th, 2014 09:33 pm
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This is the WORST timing. It took months to get the right to build the new floor and now the price of steel is going to triple.

I have no desire to go prospecting myself, but I have access to funding if a more outdoors inclined person wanted to mount an expedition. I think it might save me money in the long run.

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Jan. 4th, 2014 09:10 pm
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