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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]

V; Voice

Apr. 7th, 2014 10:08 pm
heartstorage: (grooan)
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[Sora's not bothering with video today, instead going straight with voice. It's been a good day, being with Roxas who is actually acting like his old self. Still, he has a pretty important question to ask]

Uh hey! Sorry I haven't used the warp band much lately. I guess I got caught up with school and training, heh heh. [Mainly, make up homework for all that slacking off] I'm still here though!

Anyway...uh, I was wondering...if someone could help me something. My powers evolved and I'm part flying type so, uh...

Anyone got any good suggestions about what to do about shirts when you got wings?
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[ After Roxas' trip to the Lake Shrine with Blue he took the time to consider the offer that Sora gave him a few weeks prior. That when he was ready to go to the Canyon Sora would come along with him. Earlier this week while Sora was visiting him Roxas had made that decision.

So that is what the two are doing today.

Before Roxas left his room he quickly wrote down a note in case Lea came or some unexpected visitor. Since, to him, neither of them seemed very likely that day this was all the note said:

Going cliff climbing with Sora

The fact it says a name doesn't help when your Sylveon is named Sora as well.

But that aside Roxas is looking around at the base of the Canyon. So far he doesn't see how Sora really likes this place but maybe it's because they're not at the top yet, right?? He did say something about the wind and the view. ]


Mar. 4th, 2014 05:24 pm
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Video; Filtered to Armin and Roxas )

[Action - Pokemon Habitat]

[A little while later after that's over with, Sora can be found near a pond in the Pokemon Habitat. The man-made pond itself is devoid of Pokemon except for one large Gyarados sitting in it. Like all Gyarados, she's huge and pretty scary looking. However, Sora is too busy trying to give her directions regarding a large rock next to him. And for some reason, his clothes and hair seem to be pretty damp.]

Okay, Dory- let's try this again! Just break the rock! I know you can do it!

[The Gyarados gives out a terrifying roar that sounds fitting for a Godzilla movie to get pumped. She raises herself up, opens up her wide jaws and-]

[Slaps the water with her tail as Dory uses Splash. The slap is powerful enough to make a big enough wave to get the first few rows of Seaworld (or rather- Sora and the rock) wet, but besides that it's not very effective.]

[Sora groans as he wipes water off his face. Maybe she really did forget that she evolved.]

Uh...good try, Dory!


Feb. 23rd, 2014 09:45 pm
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[ Jean's normally spiky/fluffy haircut is even spikier today, if that's possible. The culprit? His baby mareep, which has decided to perch itself on his fluffy head. Babies are tiny, ok. And also full of static. ]

So the egg hatched the other day. You wouldn't believe what a pain it is to keep an electric-type from friggin' waking you up all the time when you've got feathers. This dumb mareep won't stop messing with my wings! But ma' likes her a lot, I guess, so we've been keeping her at home. Personally, I think she just wants free wool. (Don't let her know I said that.)

Anyway I guess I'll add my two cents in saying this tournament stuff is bullshit. But it beats getting attacked by weird machines so whatever, y'know? As long as they don't pull that shit again, who cares?

[ Pause............ ]

Oh, and I joined the Rangers, I guess. You can blame friggin' Eren and his dumb face. I know this shit ain't my journal or whatever but I've been kinda busy so I figured I owed some of you guys an update.

Still sucks that I couldn't get into the Swords, though.
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[Locked to Armin and Roxas and maybe Lea later]

[Sora had every intention of signing up for the tournament. However he had been putting it off for a day while he tried to figure out which of his Pokemon would be best for this, as well as training for himself. Sure, he had a few misgivings about this whole situation- but Sora was never one to turn down a chance for competition. It'd be a good way to see where he stood against the other trainers, right?]

[Well, before he went to sign up, he decided to swing by the psychiatric ward Medical Center to do a regular visit to Roxas. He had hours to kill before the deadline came anyway. And on the way, he ran into Armin who decided to tag along. It was...a little strange, having someone else along to visit his brother- but Armin knew Roxas! So surely that'd be okay, right? Maybe it would cheer both Roxas and Armin up.]

[And so they make it to the medical center. After signing in to the visitor form, Sora makes his way to the direction of Roxas's room.]

Roxas's probably in his room right now. It's still a few hours until the cafeteria starts serving ice cream.

[ pretty much the only explanation that Armin has gotten so far to what's going on here.]


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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[Eren has to make time at least once a week for "field trips" outside of Union. The pokémon he bonded needed fresh air, space, and, in Napoleon's case, to hunt for prey. Eren had never visited the Forest shrine, so he figured that today was as good a day as any to visit it. He sets down his bag of snacks, supplies, books, and his Ranger application and warps his Pokémon into the area. From there, they sort of fan out to do their own thing.

Eren sighs, petting Blitz, who sits at his side
] How the hell did I end up bonded to so many Pokémon. How.

[He sighs and takes out his application to work on]

[Rosa the Zubat is fluttering through the trees, collecting berries and fruit and occasionally attacking the shit out of some poor weak bug pokémon for its delicious life juice. She's skittish, though, and may hide if approached]

[Victor the Lombre is taking a nap in a patch of sunlight by the shrine. Hey, it was as good a place as any, right? He's also dressed… cutely… He has on a knitted vest and a silky scarf because wow he's super cool]

[Matilda the Scraggy is not so quiet. She's rampaging through the forest and clearing, challenging any Pokémon she comes across to a fight. Any pokémon. She's kind of ridiculous.]

[And of course, Napoleon the Tyrantrum is on the hunt. He's not very subtle, but he's pretty quick, and he makes up for his ungainlyness with big jaws. Of course he misses. Several times. And lets out a roar of frustration!! HE'S HUNGRY, DAMMIT!! Why won't the food hold STILL?!]

[[OOC: kind of a choose your own adventure open action post!]]
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[The black and white feed doesn't do much for Kairi's love of the color pink or her red hair, sadly. But that's not important. She's smiling and waving excitedly. In the background, her Cleffa seems to have wrangled a Caterpie and a Seedot for a tiny tea party in the grass.]

Hi, everyone! I was finally able to leave the city a couple days ago and I made some new friends. I admit I'm not really an expert with grass or bug Pokémon, so I thought I'd ask other trainers for advice. Is there anything these Pokémon really enjoy eating, besides the usual? Or, hmm... games they like playing?

[She brushes a bit of hair behind her ear, thinking.]

Oh, right! Congratulations to everyone whose eggs hatched! All the little baby Pokémon are so cute... [♥♥♥] I hope I can get an egg of my own someday.


[Later on, Kairi is taking a break outside the Habitat. Because of her interest in becoming a caretaker, she likes to help out with odd jobs at the breeding center and the habitat. She plops down on top of the wooden box she was supposed to deliver, her Cleffa sprawled out in her lap.]

Phew! Talk about hard work. [She reaches down to tickle Minnie's belly, regardless of passersby. She's not in the way of traffic, but with her pink clothes and red hair, she sticks out a bit.] Takes a lot out of you, huh?
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[Get out, her doctors had said.

See some of the city, her doctors had said.

It'll help jog your memory, they said.

But the truth is that she'd sort of become lost a long, long time ago. None of these streets looked even remotely familiar to her, and her Spheal is being of little help in this situation. Enough so that she's actually taken to carrying Aster around as she tries to find her way. Uselessly, mind you, but she's trying!

... But it's also starting to get a little bit late in the day, and she hasn't eaten anything since breakfast.

Her stomach growls loudly, closely echo'd by Aster's. Xion looks down at the pokemon, who's also looking up at her.

I don't know where to go.

[The spheal chatters a bit at her, and Xion looks around, reaching out literally to the first person she sees to tug on them to try and get their attention rather pathetically.]

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[Armin decided that the best place to watch his eggs hatch is in the sector of the Habitats where he's been sleeping since the quakes -- because someone is independent to a fault and hasn't let on that his home was damaged. But it's better this way, because there's enough room for Meredith-the-Ralts and Murgatroyd-the-Cherubi to cluster around the two eggs, with Gertrude-the-Steelix (who does NOT belong in this part of the Habitats, wow) looming protectively over the little group.

The black-and-yellow striped egg had cracked first, and now it slowly splits open, revealing what appears to be a tiny ball of fluff. Armin draws in his breath, gently tugging Meredith away from poking at the new baby --

Mareep! You're a Mareep! [This is whispered in the most reverent of tones, then the Warp Band is hastily switched on.]


It's a Mareep!! [Warp Band is promptly turned off, because what is context?]
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[Video post, backdated to afternoon or so]

[There's a young man on the network, maybe seventeen or so, handsome and pale as only a sheltered rich kid could be. He's smiling in a friendly and charming manner.]

Good day, everyone. For those who might not know me, my name is Kyouya Ootori. I'm a little [completely] new to being a Trainer, and so I thought I might ask if anyone had advice for someone on their way out to the forest for the first time.

[Social networking is important no matter where you are, after all, and Kyouya wants to get a feel for how this part of society handles itself. Being a polite newcomer should be a good way of accomplishing that, particularly since he's not even lying.

A canine nose suddenly interrupts the video feed, which is abruptly moved.]
Hotta, no. Down. ...Here, have a look. [It's returned to its position, but now there's a Houndour next to Kyouya, regarding the video feed curiously.] It's for communication. [Really, he isn't sure how much a Houndour will understand, but talking to things that can't understand you is a charming and harmless quirk, so he doesn't have any problem displaying it.]

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[Lea is lying on his back on his bed when he turns on the new, fancy camera on his warp band. A Darumaka is on the pillow next to him, his arms and legs tucked in and rocking back and forth while he naps]

Hello! Ain't this a fancy new little... thing. Video, is that what it's called? Pretty cool, gotta say! I can see everyone's smiling faces without even getting out of my bed.

[Lea's smile fades a bit]

You know the worst part about weekends? [SIGH] They end. Tomorrow it's back to work and I don't feel like I've done near enough sleepin'.

Oh! [he snaps his fingers, and the darumaka stirs a little before going back to sleep] I remember what I meant to say. I'm opening up shop for tutoring again. I can teach your pokémon moves they might not otherwise learn. I can only do one a week, though, and I need to see the color of your money upfront. But hey, it might be useful for all you Rangers and folks going out into the big world to fight bad guys.

[Private; Roxas]

Yo kiddo! What kind of snacks do you want me to bring you tomorrow? Aside from ice cream. Ice cream is great but it's not real food.
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Okay, Five-Iron! Hold on!

[On this fine day, Elhaym van Houten is in one of Union's parks. Grass and the occasional tree dot the surroundings. She has her uniform off; this is a day off, so instead, she wears a cream-colored tunic with golden trim on it, and dark blue pants. In her hand, she has a soft balsa wood pole, which swings back and forth. And directly in front of her is her Seedot.]

[He looks like the happiest Seedot ever. He beams, then he hunkers down, his eyes screwing up just a little. Elly swings the balsa wood staff back, and then...]


[WHOOSH! The Seedot goes flying into the air, hits the grass with a bounce, and comes to a stop. Elly grins after him while the Pokémon chirps happily.]

2 | Action

Feb. 9th, 2014 06:01 pm
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[ Around Union. Before trip to Old City ]

[ Roxas is actually out and around the city for once?? He's still trying to stick close to the Medical Center as much as possible but he's somewhat strayed away from his usual path between the Medical Center and the University. The reason being is because he's looking for something. During the Earthquakes his Klefki apparently lost one of her keys - her favorite in fact - and he's been helping her look for it.

He's still trying to avoid people as much as people but feel free to spot him looking around where a Pokemon could have lost something in the rubble. Both his Pokemon -- Sora the Eevee and Keeper the Klefki -- are out helping him search. ]

[ Medical Center. After trip to Old City ]

[ Caves, or rather Ruins, are not fun.

Roxas could be found around the Medical Center for just a little bit while he helps a doctor with an errand but as soon as he's done with that he's sent off to go rest in his room in the Psychiatric Ward. Unless you visit him in his room there is only a small chance to catch him while he makes his way from the main part of the Medical Center over to the Ward. ]
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We found the source! There's some weird... machines in here! They're making a terrible noise that're making the Pokémon more aggressive!


My Pokémon're saying the noise's still here - so I think there's more of these machines! So everyone try to find the rest and stop them o --


[Up and down the streets of Union, the message was passed on in hushed whispers and cries of disbelief. What could it mean? Machines? Man-made machines? It was impossible! For half a millennium, the only people outside of Union they had ever known were the occasional Shifters who wandered in from the wilderness. Who had made these? And why? ...To destroy Union? Did they finally have evidence of outside civilization, only to find that they intended to declare war?

As the groups began to trickle back into Union from the mountains, rumors ran rampant...

And in the present, the people of Union wait with bated breath for the next quake to come... 12 hours passed. A day. ...Two days. ......And still, nothing.

On the morning of the third day, the Warp Bands and emergency systems flicker to life once again without fanfare.]

This is the Union emergency broadcast system with an ongoing assessment of the situation.

......At this time, I am pleased to announce that no quakes have occurred for 72 hours, and no further unusual seismic activity can be detected.

[She pauses, as if to wait for cheering.]

The Council would like to express its immense gratitude and recognize all the citizens of Union who so selflessly gave of themselves throughout this crisis - in defending and restoring the city, in preventing the invasion from below, and in traveling into the depths of the unknown to prevent a calamity. For bravery in the face of immense danger, we have prepared a reward for all who lent their help and support in any way.

Though there is much in Union that remains to be done, the danger has passed for now.

[There comes another pause, a longer one. ...And when she speaks again, her tone is grave.]

The Council will also confirm at this time the reports that the earthquakes were partially caused by man. In response, the Elders have prepared the following statement:

[There is a soft clearing of the throat before she continues on. Her brisk, efficient voice seems to become tight with emotion.]

"Citizens of Union,

Since the time of the Savior, we, the Council, have sought one goal above all others: the survival and propagation of the human race, that we might once more live in harmony and unity in the land the gods have given to us, ever mindful that we share this land with those whom we are proud to call our equals and friends. For over 500 years, we have striven to guard the future of humanity, to ensure that we might never tread so foolish a path as we once did so many years ago. Long have we believed that we were the sole remnants of mankind - that any future, if we sought it, would lie solely within the works of our own hands.

Thanks to the efforts of our courageous citizens... we now know that this is not the case.

Union is not alone.

Rumors and whispers have already begun to spread, and we fear we cannot verify or deny their validity. We fear that such is impossible for anyone. We, too, are human. When we first heard this news, we were not your Council. We were nothing more than a group of frightened old men and women, afraid and uncertain of what it meant, fearful, for the first time, of what the future might hold.

But let us not live in fear.

Let us hold our heads high and let us be proud - be proud of our ancestors and be proud of Union, of all that we are and all that we shall be. We are the people chosen by the gods, the children of the Savior, and in honor of Her goals and Her vows, we chose our name long ago: Union. So let us unite! Let us unite in hope and in faith, and if we are truly not alone in this world, then let us meet our fellows with the same unity of heart! And if they so desire, they may freely join in the unity we offer...

The future lies ahead of us, boundless and infinite. Let us venture forth together... into this Brave New World!"

[The final words ring with conviction before the communication ends.]

((This post may be used as a mingle thread to discuss the news mentioned within. Much of Union remains in need of help, but thanks to the quick work of the characters in completing their mission, no towers collapsed entirely.))
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[Shortly after Sora used Caveman Computer Skills and recovered from being electrocuted- Sora's sending a voice transmission over the warp band]

Hey listen up! This is Sora, Moonbay and Irvine. [Even if the other two are...preoccupied] We're in the mines and I think we found the source! There's some weird...machine things in here! They're making a terrible noise that're making the Pokemon more aggressive!

I've stopped one, but Sim- my Pokemon're saying the noise's still here- so I think there's more of these machines! So everyone try to find the rest and stop them, o-

[He's cut off by a loud Graaaaaaaaaaaaargh! sound in the background. He makes his own little yelp before continuing in a rushed tone]

- Uh! And they might guarded by Tyrantrums! So look out for those too!

[OOC: As stated by the mods, There are more machines to stop and still plenty for the other groups to find. So don't worry about that! Also it's up to your groups if you hear this warning or go into your situations completely blind! Have fun!]
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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.]



Jan. 27th, 2014 12:01 am
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Iron Mines:
The trip to the eastern mountains is punctuated by the continuing aftershocks. After each one, it may be tempting to glance back at Union to see if any of the towers have fallen yet. The expedition parties move with incredible speed, knowing that the fate of their City hangs on the line.

When they reach the mountains, guided by the coordinates given of the 'strange radio signal', the parties will find that many of the normal entrances and routes have been blocked by cave-ins. In contrast, however, a gaping hole has opened up where none existed before. As this seems to be the easiest way to gain access, the parties slowly lower themselves in...

They will find themselves in the long-sought iron mines.

But there are so many twisting turns and tunnels, it will be impossible to stay together and make any sort of progress. Each group will have to take their own paths from here...

Old City:
Each of the twelve entrances down into the Old City take a different meandering route through the ruins. Though several are blocked off by this time, there are still many potential paths to take. The state of the Old City is poor, being underground as it is, and occasional soft rumblings are certain to cause unease. As the report states, however, there is enough of an interval between quakes that it should be possible to investigate safely.

It would be unwise to venture down alone, but it is impossible, too, for everyone to stay together if they wish to make headway.

The wild Pokémon continue to come out of the Old City, though the frequency has been somewhat lessened. Rubble lines the streets and though no towers have collapsed as of yet, some seem to be dangerously close and certainly nobody should be staying inside of them. As stated, the towers in Sector 3 are the worse off and construction crews work frantically to attempt to restabilize the foundations of these buildings.

The injured are innumerable, the number of casualties is as of yet unknown, and the chaos and panic is difficult to fend off.

There is a great deal of work to be done.

((Please post below with your groups - in the first comment, please note the members of your group, where you are, and whether or not you intend to keep a threading order. Regardless of threading order, mods will be responding at least once every 24 hours to keep the event moving. Groups should be three to four people in size.

At this time, all characters entering the iron mines will be able to choose to bond with a free extra Pokemon listed under 'Cavern' in the Map and Wild Pokemon post. Please respond there if you intend to make use of this. Characters who have already claimed a free Old City Pokemon may not do so.))

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