[There certainly are a lot of newcomers lately, aren't there? Today is no exception to that. Merrill sticks out like a sore thumb in the city of Union, clearly dressed in worn traveling clothes, dirt on her feet, traveling pack at her side, staff on her back, wandering through the city staring at everything except where she's going. It's all so new and big and... different. She is accompanied by a Nincada and a Murkrow, who seem similarly awestruck with their surroundings. Every so often, she stops to whisper to her Pokemon.]
It's all very... big, isn't it? And much bigger up close.
[Later on, once she's inevitably heard about the city and how things work here, Merrill has gotten her hands on a Warp Band. She has nowhere else to go, so she's going to be staying in Union for the foreseeable future, and it seems that most of its residents use these to communicate. And while the technology is commonplace for residents of the city, Merrill has never seen anything like it in her entire life, so when the feed flickers on to show her face, she's wearing an expression of bemused curiosity.]
Oh! Is it on?
[She turns her head to look at something or someone sitting just out of frame, just for a moment before looking back.]
Ah. Aneth ara. O-oh, I mean, um... hello. Yes. Hello. I, ah... I suppose I should make a proper introduction, shouldn't I? I'm Merrill.
[She nods her head, smiling sweetly for a moment before realizing she should probably say more than just that.]
Oh, I suppose you'll want to know where I'm from, won't you? It's terribly strange, talking into this thing. Can you all hear me, all at once? How does anyone decide when it's their turn to speak, or does everyone talk all at once?
[A small hesitation, followed by a worried little wave of her hand.]
Not that I'm saying you're all strange, or that your city is strange, of course. It's very nice here. It's very... big, and...
[A sigh as she shakes her head.]
...Oh, I'm making a complete mess of this, aren't I? Maybe I should just let you all ask me things instead. Would that be all right? I'm brand new here, so I'm not used to how you do things in this city. But I would very much like to make some friends here. So please... feel free to ask me anything.