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Log Deputy: It was me, Nerdo ([plurk.com profile] Nerdorama)
Participating Characters:
-Team Organization: Rise, Apollo, Pamela, Usagi
-Team Heavy Lifting: Chie, Kanji, Yuuna, and Asemu
(Teams entirely subject to change and only implemented so we don't have eight people in one thread. Let me know if anyone wants to do something else)
Plot Description: Some kids from Union help to spread the awesomeness of Pokémon habitats to our desert neighbors.
Warnings/Notes: Probably not OSHA compliant.

Rise has just about exactly enough common sense that she did, in fact, expect that convincing Caldera's and Union's leaders that building a secondary Pokémon habitat in the desert city was a great idea would be the easy part of the endeavor. Now she and some volunteers from Union were doing what she - correctly - figured was the hard part, which was the actual construction of the sprawling structure. Fortunately, between Union's architects and Caldera's engineers, the planning wasn't up to a bunch of clueless kids, and even a lot of the construction was paid local labor - they're mostly just here as representatives of Union's willingness to help out their allies.

That's not to say they weren't doing work, of course. Rise, standing under a parasol, was coordinating the Union volunteers - split between material hauling and doing detail work on the new structure - using her powers. All in all, it was going smoothly...so far.
master_tactician: (12)
[personal profile] master_tactician

So, a question for you all, good people of Union, Caldera, and most recently the Citadel. I've been noticing the trend of Enlightened and even normal trainers hold a certain typing affinity. In Enlightened, of course, it is their own typing but trainers who might otherwise be considered ordinary have their own specializations as well. So, when crafting a team, what is the strategy? Do you create a team solely of the typing you specialize in? Do you branch out to cover the types you do not possess? I am quite interested in hearing your opinions!
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[If you're walking around the residential district today, you might run into Kaido.

Or, to be precise, Kaido and a new pokemon.

He's sat the pokemon on a bench and is crouching in front of him, staring into the pokemon's face. And being stared at back, though this gaze is more curiosity and less... whatever Kaido's glare is (his face is always like that okay).

They've been staring at each other silently for a while. You might want to snap him out of it, or he might not even realise you're here]

The Raids

Jul. 19th, 2014 11:56 pm
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[As the people of Union begin to move out into the plains, they'll find that the Councilor's warnings were apt. Though not everyone is targeted, it isn't long before a few unlucky travelers find themselves on the receiving end of the same type of attack. The bandits, whoever they might be, are experts at swooping out of the blue, striking so swiftly that the victims almost never even catch a glimpse of them.

How exactly will they put this to a stop? There's so many, it seems impossible to take them out one group at a time... Perhaps they have a base somewhere.]

((This post is for both groups who wish for mods to run and players to thread freely amongst themselves. You may feel free to handwave having been attacked and thread the aftermath of that event. Please respond to the appropriate section depending on where your character is. Thanks!))
fistfullofmagic: (Pagliacho)
[personal profile] fistfullofmagic
I have wondered for some time...

[A pause as the speaker rethinks his approach to the topic, then starts again.]

...It is generally accepted that humans are a separate kind of being from Pokemon. It is not something that is usually thought about, but I cannot help but wonder if this is the truth of the matter.

All life that we are aware of that have minds of their own are Pokemon, save humans. Why is this, if it is true? Why are those we call Enlightened able to gain abilities as Pokemon do, or even become both Human and Pokemon at will in the case of Shifters. Why can some speak as Pokemon do when most humans cannot?

Perhaps... Perhaps Humanity was punished not solely for its abuse of Pokemon in the past, but in part because in its arrogance the people of bygone times forgot that humans and Pokemon are one and the same...?

[Another moment of hesitation.]

...But perhaps I am incorrect. Still, I believe it is a thought at least worth consideration.
second_destiny: (Serious)
[personal profile] second_destiny
Who: Asemu Asuno, Apollo, Eren Jaeger, Rise Kujikawa
What: Exploring the world map
Where: West Desert, into Crater Plains
When: June 15
Warnings: Excessive heat.

Read more... )
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[Feliks is sitting on the balcony at his grandparents' home, totally not paying attention to the glorious view of the city in the background. He has a blanket spread out, and appears to be enjoying the breeze on a decidedly humid day, a Dragonair wrapped affectionately around his legs and waist as he sits on the ground.]

So look who evolved! [He scratches her behind the little ear-wing, to which she replies with a happy little trill, almost a song.]

Not just her, either--Jadwiga evolved again right after we got to the city! She's like, even more gorgeous than before now, and she kicked all kinds of Gigas butt!

I mean, not gonna lie, there was a whole lot going on there that was just all kinds of sketchy, but whatever, we totally sent them packing, right?

But there's something that's still bothering me...

How come everybody else who went found a Ponyta but me?

[Huzar jumps a little, unwrapping herself from around him slightly in case all the noise means there's a threat.]

It's so uncool! Unfair to the max! Like, were you all holding out on me or something?!

--Whatever! I'm so gonna find a way cuter one than anybody else did!
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[personal profile] bnw_void_npcs
The Advance Party arrives to find a city besieged. Nestled about midway up a towering mountainside, the area to the east is stained with the glow of torches and the assembled legions of Gigas, their distinctive gray banners flapping in the wind. Their encampments are neat and orderly, with rows upon rows of soldiers, Ponyta cavalry, and Pidgeot cavalry, as well as several cannons well-protected within the ranks.

Upon your arrival, the city greets you warily, and it takes a number of exchanges before an aged but stern man appears on the walls. These walls are much smaller than those of Union, but they are unique in that they appear to be formed of raw iron, not forged but instead shaped around the city. The city itself is also rough-hewn from stone and steel, the buildings squat and functional but not terribly graceful. Caldera is easily the size of Union, but without the sweeping towers of Union it is much smaller in population, numbering perhaps only 200,000 souls at best. But it is a hearty place of strength and resilience, and even as beleaguered as it is the soot-stained faces of its people still shine with grim defiance.

After a brief discussion, the man orders his men to open the gate and permit access to the city.

"I can't say my people will trust you, but any offer of allegiance is better than none. I am General Brand Ironborn, I have defended Caldera for some fifty years now. Gigas has ever claimed this land to be part of its former empire, and demands our surrender that we might be re-incorporated into their civilization. We would have none of it, but we cannot fight much longer. You are welcome within my city, and any reinforcements you can send are appreciated.

You may have free rein of the city and I am happy to answer any questions you might have. The major issue before us is the army. We cannot hold them for much longer. We either need to convince them to back down, or we need to cripple their supply lines that they cannot keep themselves fed. Hopefully that will prove enough to force them to withdraw. Either way, if this "Union" you speak of is as large as you say it is, then perhaps we can make it through this siege yet.

He hesitates for a moment.

"I hate to be the beggar, but in our hour of need I am left with no choice. Please, good people of Union, some of my men are gravely injured, and we have many elderly and children behind our walls. I need them escorted to safety, if you can spare the aid. Will you take them in?"

[This is an open post, characters are free to tag General Ironborn at will and ask questions about Caldera and the situation]
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[personal profile] indy_wannabe
[The Advance Party has definitely made great progress, but they are now in the middle of the Western Desert. While they are reasonably well-supplied, it's not necessarily pleasant.]

Savior. Why is it so hot?

[This is open to all Advance Party members! Feel free to make your own threads and mingle as you wish!]


May. 18th, 2014 10:27 pm
whateveryoueatliveitspart: (surprised)
[personal profile] whateveryoueatliveitspart
[Winds can be heard as soon as the feed starts, along with the flapping of large wings above, and even with Apollo relatively close to the Warp Band his awed voice is a little hard to hear.]

It's so small.

[Below and a bit ahead is Union. Union seen from a fair height above is a gray shape in a sea of green, like an oddly-shaped boulder in an empty field. If Apollo had never seen it from the ground he would never have believed that so many people could possibly fit in it.]

The forest... it was this this small all along?

[Putting the time together, Apollo had probably spent half of his life in the Verdant Forest. It had felt like it had gone on forever, even though he'd been to its edges before. But now, as the view rotates, Apollo aims the camera at the horizon and the true extent of the forest becomes clear. The forest ends near the canyons, the afternoon sun and the distance preventing a good view of the other side. But even the canyons, as wide as they are, don't continue forever. As the view turns to the south, the forest ends at the ocean, the ocean that still stretches to the horizon, sunlight glinting off the surface. But now the tropical island can be made out in the distance, proof that there's more out there than people realized, and the incomplete roof of the port on the shore across from it, a gateway to that unknown. To the east, the forest ends at the mountains, which still loom and block the view. But they don't look quite as big from this height, not like the utterly impassible obstacle they do from the ground, but like a barrier that could be crossed if one could find a path. To the north, the forest ends at the swamp, the top of the ruins visible within.]

...I never knew this world.

[But the swamp isn't the edge of the world like Apollo had always considered it to be, any more than the canyons and mountains are. There's more beyond where anyone's traveled, a splash of pink to the northwest. A very familiar shade of bright pink. And flowers. Even at this distance he can make out the flowers; how big do they have to be, if they can be seen from this far away?]

That's where the light fell, isn't it?

[As his newly-evolved Talonflame circles in the air, grasping him by the shoulders so he and those watching can get a good view, Apollo's suddenly struck by a sense of deju vu. He knows that it's impossible, but he feels like he's seen this view before. Except that time, he was doing the carrying...

The feed shifts suddenly as Apollo's arms fall limply to his sides, the camera showing a pair of dull green pants and a pair of bare feet dangling in the air. Talonflame lets out an alarmed squawk that translates to "What's wrong!?" before Apollo's body starts to glow. The light of evolution streams across the feed for a moment before blasting away, prompting a panicked cry from Talonflame and a moment of shaky-cam while he stabilizes himself. There's a fading red aura surrounding what can be seen of Apollo's body before he jerks slightly.]

I'm okay.

[They begin to glide towards the treetops as Talonflame bird-grunts "I have to put you down now." Whatever Apollo's response is remains unheard as he turns off the Warp Band so he can focus on landing.]


Apr. 30th, 2014 01:05 am
nateurally: (depressed)
[personal profile] nateurally
Hello, everyone. I suppose it's high time I introduced myself.

[it shows a young boy, who looks somewhat uncomfortable in his own clothes. He hasn't worn anything like this before] My name is Nate, and well... I guess there's no other way to say it. I'm not from around here, I'm from a village called Sekiun.

I can't really answer many questions about it, but... it's very different from Union, and I can't exactly go back. It's a long story.

But I'm here now! I want to learn as much about Union as possible! I want to be a trainer...! If there's anyone who'd be willing to help someone starting out, I'd very much appreciate it.


Yeah, that's all I have for now. Thanks for your time, everyone.
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[personal profile] moemoetentacles
Who: Squid Girl, Arietta, Absol, Chester, Apollo, Pamela, and Rise
Where: The ocean's shore and a cave full of Trubbish
When: April 29th
What: Cleaning up the ocean
Warnings: Two groups here - one keeping the Trubbish back while the other dams up the hole they're coming through.  Going with no particular thread order here, just to keep things running smoothly and so threads don't get bogged down.  Post when you can and we'll just work through it as we go.

It's been about a week since Squid Girl discovered the horrifying cave full of Trubbish that feeds into the ocean via underground river, periodically dumping walking bags of toxic waste into her natural habitat.  And naturally, as a proud denizen of the deep, she's decided to do something about it.  So today Squid Girl has returned with a crack squad of environmental freedom fighters - or just the first six people she could wrangle into helping with this plan.  Either one is good enough for her.

"Okay, shut your beaks and listen up!  We're here to save the ocean from getting even more cluttered up with these Trubbish suckers!  Through careful inkfiltration, I've located their secret base in a cave not far from here!  We'll split into two teams - one team will go into the cave and make sure no more Trubbish come through, and the other team will dive underwater to dam up the hole they're coming through!  I have prepared lumber from the Verdant Forest and tools from the city for us to use.  It won't be easy, but we're doing somefin gilly important here - somefin that will be remembered by generations of Water Pokemon to come!  So what are you all waiting for?  Let's get kraken!"
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[action | verdant forest | between early morning to the afternoon]

[ Besides doing keeping in touch with Rangers for work, Quinn has been fairly focused and quiet lately, as she finally took up some serious training sessions weeks ago. Exercises, running all over the forest, climbing trees and jumping from one to another, friendly sparring with her Pokémon, just anything to make her stronger. Fellow Rangers, Trainers, or even Pokémon can find her in various spots of the forest.

Or even in certain spots where she's wrestling a Malamar (with consent, mind you) as part of friendly sparring with her Rufflet and Raichu, who is also on Warp Band watching duty, watching from the sidelines. Yeah...

[accidental video | verdant forest | afternoon-ish]

bickering pokemon and another enlightened evolving. cut for conversation length )

[voice | evening]

[several hours later after that accidental video, an exhausted voice speaks. Someone that hasn't spoke on the network in a while.]

I'm not so sure what anyone saw of... that. But, rest assure that I am fine. Just still a little tired.

I want to ask fellow Flying type Enlightened on how they deal with their wings, if they have any, and their clothing. Or dealing with wings in general. Better start asking before I wreck my wardrobe.
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[personal profile] makeitquick

( Of Note: Melaka has no reacted her first evolution. The visible changes acre actually fairly minor - her muscles are tighter and thicker, and her skin is tougher too. She's also got a thick natural leathery fingerless "glove" over her hand. Like how a lot of fighting types have biological "clothing?" same deal )

a) Melaka in Union Park! She's there, walking with Willow and the two babies, generally enjoying herself a little more. It's nice and bright out and... she's looking for Gunther. A little. But mostly it's just a nice walk and a nice picnic. Do you sit with her? Attract the attention to the cute babies? There are options here.

b) Towards Kurain Village! Melaka is en route there with Brownie. Brownie recently evolved and Melaka wanted to re-introduce Jinxie to him. That said, Brownie is a n overly violent idiot, and is trying to pick fights with everyone they can even begin to cross paths with along the way. Try to avoid this conflict, get caught up in it, try to make him more violent? Awkward.

c) Around town all over the place, Melaka is running her errands. This begins at Pokeco, but then quickly devolves into her looking around to see if she can find a better deal at smaller shops. In the course of these errands she is doing some parkour leaps and jumps to get around quicker, and Sneak is floating beside her. In the course of this, you might find Melaka consoling Sneak for the fact that she hasn't evolved and she shouldn't feel too bad for it sometimes people take longer. You also might run into Melaka despairing about her budget...

d) Which leads us to the final push: Melaka scouting out the Verdant Forest with Slugger and Lurks. She's not doing it super officially, but she is trying to map out a route which can allow people to safely travel between Union and the spot where Banzu is making that port. She hopes she can then get an expense pay for doing that, but it's mostly a side-job for now. Will you run into her? Will a swarm of pokemon descend on them and make things weird? Will they run into a randomly strong evolved pokemon? Who knows, you can join in.

e) The bonus round! There is no Melaka here, there is only Gunther. He's out and about and planning to live large in his newfound city life. Places to get drinks? People to impress? Small businesses he can create to get his hands on more candy? Maybe he can discover even more vices? Have adventures with him, either as a trainer or with your own character's pokemon! ]


Apr. 11th, 2014 07:17 am
whateveryoueatliveitspart: (calm)
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[Pre-post action] )

[Unlike Lux though, Apollo's waiting until more people are awake before posting.]

Just before the plants regrew earlier this morning, two lights came from the east. They kind of looked like two Pokémon dancing in the sky, but we couldn't see any details. Once the plants stopped growing they flew high over Union and stopped moving. Then we heard faint laughter and they flew northwest really fast. They dropped some pink flowers over Union as they left, but they dropped a faint reddish light pretty far to the northwest too just before we lost sight of them.

If anyone finds a flower lying in a strange place where it couldn't have come from one of the plants, Grandpa wants to see it so he can see if it's the same kind as the ones in Union. I'm wondering if it might be interesting to look for that light that they dropped though. Does anyone else think so?
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After an unusually long and cold winter, the land is finally beginning to stir in the anticipation of spring. In the forest, the first flowers are beginning to peek out of the ground, the hum of Bug Pokémon begin to be heard, and of course, the first wisps of pollen begin to incite misery amongst the more sensitive of the population. The sun sets later and later each night, and at the end of a long workday, the prospect of escaping early to enjoy a stroll out in the brisk spring air becomes more and more enticing.

The pall cast by Team Evolution has long faded into little more than a distant cloud on the horizon. Though the mystery of 'Mega Evolution' remains unsolved, it seems inconsequential in the face of the strength that Union itself is gaining. All damage from the earthquakes has finally been fully repaired, production of iron and steel has been greatly enhanced by the discovery of the mine, there were plans to build a new port and to enhance the range of the Signal Tower, Enlightened and Pokémon everywhere were evolving one after another... On the whole, morale was high.

The city takes it upon itself to reflect this.

When the people of Union begin to stir early one spring morning, they will awaken to discover a cheerful city, indeed. All of Union, overnight, has become covered with vines and shrubs and flowers - plant life, everywhere the eye could see. Though the majority haven't yet begun to flower, the rainbow assortment of buds promises a lovely sight to come in the near future. A few citizens, annoyed, set to work removing the intrusive flora from their properties, but the majority simply take the unusual sight for what it is.

And for the particularly observant, dotted here and there among the landscape, the occasional large pink blossom can be spotted already in full bloom...

((You may use this post as an IC mingle if you wish!))


Apr. 2nd, 2014 03:54 pm
whateveryoueatliveitspart: (arms crossed)
[personal profile] whateveryoueatliveitspart
[The Seedot that comes on is quivering in a combination of strain and excitement as the camera is hurriedly focused on it. A moment after the image stops shaking, it nods, relaxes, and starts glowing. Motes of light swirl around it as its glowing body nearly doubles in size and reforms into a humanoid shape before the light blasts away to reveal a newly-evolved male Nuzleaf, who flexes and lets out a cry of "Nuzleaf!"

But that isn't all. After a pause where Nuzleaf nods, the image shakes as Apollo's hand comes into view and sets down a Leaf Stone. The stone begins to glow as Nuzleaf picks it up, then Nuzleaf himself starts to glow. The glow of the stone flows into Nuzleaf and his body becomes a foot taller as it reforms, then the light kicks up dust as it blasts away once more to reveal a Shiftry, who gives a rather evil-looking grin as the depleted Leaf Stone cracks and becomes shiny dust that blows away in the breeze.

Apollo's voice comes in from off-screen.]

He wanted everyone to see both of his evolutions. He's a Shiftry now.

[Shiftry makes some fighting poses that somehow, despite being fairly conventional, have a vaguely ominous air about them.]

He wants to know what everyone thinks about his evolutions and his new body.
celebrity_commentator: (not getting it yet)
[personal profile] celebrity_commentator

Cutting for length because it's late and the text got away from me )

Whoa! That was...you guys evolved? Just like that?

[Toyo is more concerned with the state of her Oval Stone until she realizes it's fine, while Himiko looks up in annoyance that her partner's now a foot taller than she is. Rise pulls up her Warp Band to commemorate the event before realizing it's already recording.]

Guess no more piggyback rides...hey! I was recording that?

...tell me I was recording that, it was the coolest thing I've ever seen!
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[personal profile] ember_celica
[There's no show today. Actually, her Pokémon are all looking kinda bored behind her. Miller has a pork pie hat on his head, though, and is giving the warp band a scowl. That's because he's a detective.]

Hi, folks! No Yang Show this week. I gotta take a week off sometimes and my genius plan to have the tournament's winner didn't quite pan out.

[She sighs.]

I got a question, though. I want a Pikachu. Does anyone have one they'd wanna breed, maybe? I'd take very good care of my new little buddy and your grand-poké-baby! I was thinking of breeding Detective Miller, anyways.

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