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It's the morning of the 19th and it's clear even to the inexperienced traveler that the city has a different air to it. If it wasn't the atmosphere that got them, then the stalls lining the streets would. Many people are still working on getting set up for the night festival, but the stalls that are complete are lining many corners and they are filled to the brim with bright colors. From afar, the streets look like someone threw a rainbow of paint across the city.

They haven't seen anything yet.

It's not yet time for the festivities so any visitors are free to wander the streets. The natives seem to be delighted if amused at all the people interested in the holiday and are happy to sell anyone as much colored powder as they want. They are glad to explain the fascinating origins of the holiday or even talk shop about what they're planning to show off later in the night. It seems that not even the gloom and unease that might have rolled into town with Union has caused these people to falter with their grandest tradition.

Sometime close to noon is when things change. The natives all kind of stop what they're doing. The colored stalls start to close up and everyone looks tense. Those who visited last year might take this as their cue to get ready.

A long, rattling trumpet sound rings through the streets and that is when all hell breaks loose.

It's every person and pokemon for themselves. Have fun everyone.

[Ooc: Feel free to make your own top levels in addition to using the prompts below! Have fun guys!]
expertonshutters: ghosthotel (As well as strong)
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[Someone caught the end of that announcement and had to take a minute to stare. He had a vague idea of who that was and of course he caught "general mobilization has begun". He all but knows what that means. Something drops in his stomach. That was an unusual amount of dread for him to come from having a nice visit back home.]

[What the fuck. What the fuck did he miss?]


[He curses and makes a run for his current place of residence, but he'll be running through town if anyone wants to stop him. It's not like he's easy to miss with his loud entourage of pokemon at his heels.]

[To the people taking up residence with Waver, he practically breaks the door down trying to get in, oops.]


[Warpband Post| Video]

[A little later on, Hayato will actually make a post to the network. He's still clearly worried about Things but he's going to put on a smile for the crowd.]

I think I'm going to stop taking vacations, because every time I do something earth-shattering happens. What the hell, Union? Anyway, I'm back. I hope everyone made it home okay. If anyone needs help with anything don't hesitate to ask.

[There's not a lot of the usual joking and humor here today. He sighs a little.]

My original plan when I got back was to make a post about Day of Fire. I guess that's still on the table. Caldera was so impressed with you tree-hugging hooligans that there was a lot of talk about inviting you guys back this year. Might be fun in the face of all this. If anyone's never heard of it, feel free to ask me questions!

[A pause.]

Oi, if I know you, message me to tell me you made it back, yeah?

[And then he shuts the feed off.]
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The City of Gigas is unlike anything the people of Union have ever seen before. The city is immense, a sprawling metropolis that covers the land as far as the eye can see. Built up primarily around enormous centralized towers, unlike Union these towers are dark concrete buildings, covered in glass windows. The buildings seem to serve any number of functions, and have a startling variety in construction, style, and even size, creating a unique skyline that is breathtaking to behold. The city is connected with roads of asphalt, upon which whiz smoke-belching steel carriages at frightful speeds, the engines (and piercing, constant horns) creating an ever-present din that engulfs the city in loud, chaotic sound.

“Downtown,” as the Gigans know it, is a huge collection of stores, apartments, and businesses. Apparently, the larger homes are built in Calderan-style but tend to be further from the main commotion of the downtown areas, of which Gigas citizens assure Union citizens that there are several, each with their own district name and culture. The technology is quite advanced as well, full color televisions are standard in every home and built in devices so slim and with such sharp images that they seem decades ahead of Union’s own technology. Pokemon are still quite present in Gigas, many people riding flying types and the buildings having huge perches to accommodate them. As with the vehicles below, however, Gigas seems to regulate air traffic to individual lanes and the birds seem well-trained as they convey their trainers to and fro.

Humans are just that, here, Human. No unusual shapes and sizes like the Enlightened and Earthkin of the Union Alliance, and those displaying unusual traits receive odd looks. Like many civilizations to the east, Battling is a common sport though in this place it’s more like the combat arenas of old. Several stadiums dot the cityscape, the sounds of Pokemon Battles and cheering crowds echoing for blocks all around, and it’s a stadium where humans are not welcome. Unless, of course, they want to make a show and spar against a Pokemon, of course.

This is Gigas, the City of Reclamation. Union civilians have free rein to explore this grand city as councillors are invited into the massive capitol building to negotiate with the Gigan leaders. Gigas civilians, for their part, are polite, friendly even. While many of them are caught in the bustle of their daily lives they regard Union citizens with interest and curiosity, willing to talk about their city, extolling its virtues while complaining about the noise, the crowds, the lines, and the expense all the while. One thing is clear though, the people of Gigas are proud of their city and their accomplishments. This is their home, and they are eager to show it off to the world.
expertonshutters: ghosthotel (Now I'll be bold)
[personal profile] expertonshutters
WHO: Hayato and Nero
WHAT: A bit of nosiness leads to a much needed conversation.
WHEN: The 31st of March
WHERE: Fate Haus and if anywhere else that is TBA

Hayato was nosy, that wasn't news. In fact if you couldn't discern that from the first five of meeting him you were either clueless or Right Suzuki. Hayato was someone who kept an eye on the people around him. Especially being in a new house around new people, it was easy to fall into a casual watch of their habits and quirks. He was a curious person and he liked to know about the people he saw every day.

As such, it didn't really take him long to notice something odd going on with Nero. Which, on it's own, was saying a lot because Nero was anything if extremely unusual. A previous Gigan commander that Waver had spoken well of. Someone who he had fascinating conversations with, seemed overwhelmingly genuine to the point of obnoxiousness and just seemed to be a pretty okay person. It went against a lot of preconceived notions he wanted to have about her. It was a process, but he was starting to recognize what was his own biased distaste and what was logical and reasonable when it came to the subject of Gigas.

So it was with concern that he waited by her door for her to return from wherever it was she went. He had a few ideas, but he didn't like to make assumptions without proof. He wasn't going to resort to following her. Yet. But the way she left earlier, when she probably thought no one was paying attention, he could tell something was up. That she was in pain. He didn't like that.
expertonshutters: (Turn! Accelerate!)
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[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.]


[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.]


[Someone tried to go in the dark room again. The feed ends as he's running towards the source.]
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[personal profile] conquerorofwaves
Who: Sinbad, Saber, Martin, Hayato
What: Exploring a new area
Where: Some Badlands

[Well, he's getting some use out of the walking stick that Morgiana had give him already - Sinbad thought to himself as he examines the land before them, dry - craggy, it's got a stark beauty he thinks, though others may just see it as a bad land, looking to his Growlithe and Dragonite before looking to the rest of the group]

Looks like it's going to be really rough terrain - hope you guys are up to a lot of hiking, or flying.

Don't worry! I can help any human that stumbles!

Please allow me carry any supplies to lighten your load.

And I don't think I need to tell you guys to keep alert.

((ooc: please note what pokemon you are taking with you in the subject line of your post))
conquerorofwaves: (yaaaaay)
[personal profile] conquerorofwaves
Who: Sinbad, Martin, Saber, Hayato
Where Redwall
When: Late December
What: Solving a mystery puzzle!

He had wanted to get it done sooner, but some unexpected paperwork to get his business set up caused him to put the puzzle on the backburner, but Sinbad finally managed to arrange some time, taking Martin up on the offer of having this ‘puzzle-party’ at Redwall. And since he suggested the thing in the first place – the young man decided to bring in some drinks with him - stopping by a cafe on the way, but he made sure he arrived first (not factoring that Martin would already be there by the virtue that's his place, but nitpicking).

“Okay – Got a couple of Hot Chocolates, and some Spiced Ciders – hope that’s all right with everyone.” He calls out to Martin, taking one of the ciders to warm his hands, waiting for Hayato and Saber to arrive.
expertonshutters: (Afflicting us with fear)
[personal profile] expertonshutters
[Long time no see, Union. When the feed clicks on, there is one somewhat confused Hayato Ichimonji looking into the camera. He glances up to make a face and it's easy to see the gates of the City behind him. Goro the Marowak is dutifully on his shoulder while he heads further into the city.]

You folks sure know how to get into trouble after a guy leaves. Was I really gone that long? Yeesh.

[He looks back at the camera.]

I've been keeping up with most of it over the network but if anyone wants to give me the juicy details, please. I need to get caught up. Also!

If anyone has been wondering about Kazuya Taki, I just want to let you know he's been trapped in paperwork Hell thanks to the Battalion. If he doesn't drown he'll probably come back but he's hanging back in Caldera for now.

[Private to Fili and Kili]

I'm coming back if you guys didn't rent my room to anyone while I was gone. [That's mostly a joke.] You guys doing okay?

[Action: Downtown.]

[Hayato's getting right back to work, so he'll be easy to find in his usual places. He's either out running around with a notebook in hand, or taking a break at his favorite cafe. Come back him or any of his Pokemon friends!]
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[personal profile] bornofstone
Who: Fili, Kili, Bilbo, Hayato

What: Going on an adventure! They're just taking some time to wander around outside of Union and de-stress.

When: backdated to Aug 3, probably back by the 7th at the latest

Where: The mountains/iron mines/deeper mine

making music with my friends )
expertonshutters: ghosthotel (I will wait for you)
[personal profile] expertonshutters
[The feed is very short and sweet. Hayato looks like he's in bed. He's got a few bandages, a few bruises and he just looks utterly put out.]

Union. We need to have a talk.

I love you. I do. But I'm done with caves with this place for the rest of my life. Done.

I'm. Business is on hold for a little while. I'm not allowed out of bed.

[And off the feed goes.]

[Action: Dwarfhaus. OPEN]

[True to his words, Hayato is ACTUALLY in bed. He's been threatened by a number of people that he has to or else he'll be chained down instead. He's not used to being this easy to beat up so it's kind of humbling that he's actually in this position.]

[He didn't get this beat up during SANCTUARY so it's ...sure a thing to find your limits when you're not used to having them.]

[Being Enhanced be damn he hurt. It was the first time he was ever glad for his body glitching out periodically and going numb.]

[Anyone heading over to check on him will find him disgruntledly staring at the ceiling while Goro tends to him. Goro for once, is not using violence to show he cares. Instead he's actually taking care of him. Wow.]
expertonshutters: (I stay alive inside)
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[The feed begins with Hayato Ichimonji, one eccentric photographer extraordinaire looking into the camera. He frowns ...and then abruptly grins!]

There we go. How's everyone doing? It looks like you guys really enjoyed the Day of Fire. Not that I disagree, because it was definitely good this year. I hope no one got too hungover.

[He snickers a bit and then crosses his arms giving a thoughtful look into the camera.]

Speaking of Day of Fire- I've been thinking about something. If you don't know me, I'll tell you that I'm a photographer by trade. Going through all the rolls of film I came back to Union with made me realize something.

Black and white really does not suit these pictures. Has anyone ever given thought to color photos? I'll tell you right off the bat, I'm no scientist, but man. If I could develop these bad boys someway to show the true spirit of these pictures, could you imagine?.

I've been trying to experiment with it a little but I haven't had a lot of success. I've tried different washes, or using inks, but nothing lasts. I'm playing with colored light a little now and I've started to get something-

[And he reaches behind him to grab a photo. It...well. It doesn't look like much. A faded picture of a Sylveon.]

Not that you can tell much from this, because Warp Band feeds are also black and white- but I've gotten a little bit of the blues and pinks to show up but the picture itself is in bad shape. I'm kind of stumped and I think I'd like to reach out to all the mad scientists in this town for ideas.

So, photographers and sciencey types! What do you think? Anyone have any ideas?

[Dwarfhaus and anyone visiting or looking for him.]

[Hayato has ...been in the darkroom for probably a whole week. He leaves every once in a while to get some vague sustenance but otherwise goes right back to the darkroom when he's done.]

[His pokemon are getting a little worried.]

[What you may come across is Goro pointedly whacking the darkroom door with his bone trying to get Hayato to open up.]

Wak! MAROWAK!! Maromaro... [Anyone attuned to pokespeak will hear some grumbling and explicit insults thrown towards his trainer.]
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It's the morning of the 21st and it's clear even to the inexperienced Unionite, Refugee, or Citadel resident that the city has a different air to it. If it wasn't the atmosphere that got them, then the stalls lining the streets would. Many people are still working on getting set up for the night festival, but the stalls that are complete are lining many corners and they are filled to the brim with bright colors. From afar, the streets look like someone threw a rainbow of paint across the city.

They haven't seen anything yet.

It's not yet time for the festivities so any visitors are free to wander the streets. The natives seem to be delighted if amused at all the people interested in the holiday and are happy to sell anyone as much colored powder as the want. Sometime close to noon is when things change. The natives all kind of stop what their doing. The colored stalls start to close up and everyone looks tense.

A long, rattling trumpet sound rings through the streets and that is when all hell breaks loose.

It's every man and pokemon for themselves. Have fun everyone.

[Ooc: Feel free to make your own top levels in addition to using the prompts below! Have fun guys!]
expertonshutters: (Taking a picture)
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[Hey, Union! It's that chatty Calderan photographer you all know and love. Hayato appears on the feed with a slight smile on his face. It not his normal humor but it looks like he's trying. Hm.]

Hey, city. Everyone still winding down after that battle? I'm still not quite sure what to make of it, but I guess we'll see what happens.

[That sounded more like a shitty attempt as small talk more than anything.]

So! Day of Fire is coming up! I don't know if you Unionites have ever heard of it, but that's what we call the summer solstice in Caldera. It's a lot of fun. It's basically just one huge party all throughout the night with dancing and singing and the Throwing of the Colors. You guys should go check it out, you won't regret it.

[His smile is much more genuine this time, at least. It honestly looks like he's got a secret he won't tell. Mostly its that he hopes Union comes and they are delighted and aghast at literally everything that transpires for this holiday. But also he feels like you guys need to lighten up and have fun. It's with that he ends the feed.]

[Action, near Downtown. OPEN]

[Hayato was never a guy who stayed at home. He could always be found out doing something.]

[This time it looks like he's trying to train one of his pokemon. He's crouched down with an Aron in front of him. In front of the Aron is two things- a small pile of scrap metal and a nice looking dagger of some kind.]

Okay. So, let's go over this again. This [He gestures to the scrap] is NikonFood. This? [He points to the weapon.] Is not food. It is Thorin's livelihood. We do not eat Thorin's livelihood okay?

[Nikon the Aron nods.]

Now, what do you eat?

[Nikon goes for the scraps! Hayato sighs in relief and just as he's about to congratulate him on being good he looks down to see the Aron has also started munching on the dagger. He sputters.]

expertonshutters: (Another Prophet of Disaster)
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[Hayato is an oddly somber individual when he turns on the feed. His expression is calm but serious when he finally speaks.]

So, with the upcoming fight, I just wanted to wish everyone luck. If we can pull this off-- and I know we will-- there's going to be a whole city of people that are going to have their lives and freedom back.

That said... I know Union is a pretty peaceful town. While it's admirable you guys have done so well by not resorting to violence, and I mean that, I do, don't forget that ...this is very much a war. Gigas isn't going to care about a thing like that. They'll shoot to kill, and if they take you alive.


Hope that they don't.

That's ...all I really wanted to say. I want to see everyone one of you make it back here. I don't want a single person landing on an MIA list, I mean it.

[And he does. His expression is much more grave this time. He likes this place and he likes the people and he doesn't want to see another body count. He ends the feed.]

[Locked to Mission Eight.]

[His drops the grave expression for something much more resembling a smile.]

Ah, Hey! Everyone assigned to Mission Eight! We should talk or get together before we set out. I don't know some of you very well and we should change that if we're going to be relying on each other to watch our backs.

If you don't already know who I am, my name's Hayato Ichimonji. Nice to meet you.
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[personal profile] punchesyu

[The boy on the other end of the feed looks cheerful despite the atmosphere of the city, as they prepare for their assault to reclaim Sanctuary. His voice, however, is a little more somber.]

Yo, I'm Yosuke, Yosuke Hanamura. I just got here a few days ago from Citadel, with my dad. I don't know my way around Union very well yet, and I was looking for a place where I could pick up a pair of kunai or something. I lost mine on the trip here, and I need them for helping Sanctuary get rid of those Gigas creeps.

[Which, sadly, he's really not all that great with. But going in with just his fists doesn't sound like a good idea either. As does him going at all.]

I totally owe you guys one if you can help me out. Peace!


[Have (1) Yosuke Hanamura exploring Union to get a feel for the new town he's going to be living in for a while. A Bidoof trails behind him, looking hungry. It keeps piping up, asking for a snack. Yosuke can't understand it but he does understand that it's asking for food. He turns as he walks, to talk to it-]

Dude, we just ate like twenty minutes ago, how the hell are you still hungry-

[When he stumbles right into a collection of garbage cans and goes face first in one. He seems a little stuck.]
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[personal profile] sparkofgenius

[Today the warp band opens up right around lunchtime to show what appears to be one of the Southern Gates, and Banzu's newly constructed Route 1. Lucca's standing there, next to a cloth covered lump about the size of a Rhyhorn, her whole body practically thrumming with excitement. She has this big, goofy grin on her face like a Skitty that's caught the Pidgey, and she's wearing some odd looking duds over her usual. Tugging on a pair of gloves, she finally speaks up.]

Right, so. Thought I'd give you guys a little bit of a show today. Gil, Banzu, and I have been working on something new, and we've finally got it all together, tested, and deemed it reasonably safe for production and use.

[She turns sideways, gesturing dramatically to the cloth.]

I'm not gonna bore you with the details on how it was made, but suffice to's gonna change the world!

[With a flick of her wrist, she yanks off the cloth to reveal...this thing! If the video could show gleam, it totally would, because the metal of this machine is polished so much that you could probably see your reflection in the side. But as it stands...]

Citizens of Union, Caldera, Citadel, and Refuge? I present to you...the Rotomcycle!

Cut for Length, more presentation below! )
expertonshutters: (Metal fingers grip my heart so cold)
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[The smiling, cheery photographer does not appear to be in right now. What the feed gets is someone who is tired, frazzled, and angry.]

I'm glad to see that it looks like everyone made it out of that mess alive. I don't- I don't really know what to make of what we saw down there, but I can say this: I'm not really fond of a bunch of Gods that would put kids through something like that. That was bullshit.

[There's a pause while he tries to get himself under control.]

I need a drink. I need ten drinks. I'm going to go get ten drinks. Someone tell me if there's a place in town that has good drinks.
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[It's funny that it's early Spring and he's finding he wishes he had a jacket to shrug into, but he never did bother to ask anybody what the weather in Union was gonna be like. A new face wanders into town and, pushing his sunglasses up onto the crown of his head, sets his hands on his hips and surveys the area. Beside and behind him, a Rhyhorn and a Scyther settle close but not too-close, and he looks between them with a smile.]

Union, eh? Our first time here. [He tosses his head toward the Rhyhorn with that comment, looking at the Scyther. Aforementioned Bug Type seems uninterested and idly slides its bladed arms together, looking the other direction. Taki just laughs, and pulls up his Warp Band, switching what side of his mouth an unlit cigarette sits in.]

Helloooo Union! Tell me somethin', where's a guy gotta look for someplace to stay for a while?
expertonshutters: (Finger in position on the switch)
[personal profile] expertonshutters
[Hello Union! Remember that weird lost Calderan who showed up in your city a few weeks ago? Looks like he has a better idea of what he's doing now. He grins big into the camera.]

Good afternoon citizens of Union!

I'd like to thank everyone who helped me get settled here in your generous city! So, if I can borrow a moment of your time, I'd like to make you all an offer.

See, I'm a photographer and thanks to taking a few odd jobs, I've finally been able to save up for a camera to get back to work. The problem is that I don't have a single picture for a portfolio here in Union. It's hard to start a business when you've got nothing to show for your ability.

That's where all of you come in!

I'm offering anyone who contacts me in the next week a free photo of some kind. It can be of anything. You, your pokemon, your food, you name it. You'll get one copy and then I'll get the negatives to add to my personal portfolio.

Not a bad deal, right? Anywho, don't be shy and come see me. If you didn't catch my name last time, it's Hayato Ichimonji. Stay classy, Union.

[And the feed ends. He can be found all over the city. He tends to move around a lot. You might be able to find him relaxing at a cafe or something, though. Come talk to him!]

[Locked to Dwarfhouse] )

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