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[So, this isn't necessarily an abnormal occurrence really, but it has been a while since the last experiment went completely awry. Really, things have been working out pretty swimmingly for Lucca and her work since she came to Union, but she'd been trying something new, tweaking something existing, hadn't quite worked as intended.

So, forgive her frazzled appearance when she pops onto the Warp Band today. There's a gigantic, Golurk sized hole in the wall behind her and her glasses are hanging askew...]

Hey guys? I was...uh...wondering if you could do me a favor. If you happen to come across Gato today, can you gimme a call? Like, as fast as possible? And don't touch him, or really get too close. Something kinda went wrong, and uh...his new belt might be a liiiiittle unstable. More than I initially thought, anyway.

Uh...thanks! Seriously! Call me if you see anything!

[And then she's leaping off the feed, the roar of a Rotomcycle gearing up the only thing audible anymore.]

Action: Union, Residential District and the Southern Gate

[Lucca wasn't kidding when she said Gato was a little bit unstable. The gigantic automaton doesn't seem to be completely able to hold his form properly. Walking through the residential district, the Golurk's size seems to be fluctuating with each step. One stride he'll be his usual nine feet tall, and then another? Barely a two feet. And then another? He'll be somewhere in between. The stone of his body groans and creaks as the stress begins to wear on him.

He's pretty heedless of traffic, stepping on carts and knocking over fruit stands, and walking right through crowds without seeming to notice. It's almost eerie how silent he is, and how careless the normally amiable Pokemon seems to be.

Eventually, unless stopped, the golem will pass through the southern gate and stand there, the lights of his eyes flickering as he stares up at the sun. There's something comforting in that it seems, because he stops moving, standing there and seemingly awaiting something. The light inside seems to be shifting colors, going from yellow to a sickly green, to a pale blue...and then repeating in an odd pattern.

Maybe this would be a good time to call Lucca?]
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Wasn't the Day of Fire awesome!?

[That comes out pretty much the moment that the warp band feed begins. Perhaps Estelle was brought down by what happened... but she doesn't really stay down. The Day of Fire did a lot to help her spirits.]

I'm glad you all came to Caldera to see it! It's basically my favorite festival from back home.

[video - locked to Seekers]

Hey guys! I was thinking and talking to Dad some when I visited home -- okay so more like listening to Dad ramble because he had a bunch of liquor like a bum but anyways -- and an idea came up.

It might be nice if people saw more of what we did. What if we had a Seekers Open House? We could open headquarters up to the public and put a bunch of the artifacts and stuff we found on display.

[A brief pause.]

Maybe drinks and food, too.

[Another pause.]

But not near the priceless artifacts.
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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!]
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[Within Union tonight, a certain musician is seated, playing her instruments, including a new one she'd found laying around in the old city. Nothing fancy, but it added to the feel of her music. Her music isn't loud enough to rouse anyone from their slumber. Quite the opposite, really. As always her music is soothing and relaxing.

As she picks up the tempo, Xiu begins to glow, her entire body and instruments shimmering with an eerie, yet beautiful light.

...and then she disappears.

A few seconds pass, leaving an odd silence, until the musician slowly fades back into view, her instruments resuming playing as if nothing happened. However, anyone watching can see a strange, almost indescribably aura as Xiu basks in the moonlight, and those who happen to be passing by might feel an urge to come closer and listen.

Her song also plays through the network via her warp band.]
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Who: Estelle, Xiu
When: May 16, 2016! That's Saturday. Forward-dating!
Where: Tropical Island
Warnings: Adventure!

[Estelle told Xiu that if she ever wanted to go some place dangerous, she would tag along! She knows, on some level, that she's now a tough and more experienced Enlightened than many. She likes that part of it; helping and protecting people close to her is great. It's like going into ruins and seeing the world.]

[She hasn't been to the tropical island before. It's nice to see it, and as she walks down the beach, she takes a look around, before stretching her arms. Then she looks over her shoulder, back at Xiu.]

It's nice and warm here! Want to look around the beach or the jungle area?

[Reminds her of home, at least in that way. It's completely different in others. She flashes Xiu a grin; it's actually nice having her along for reasons besides finding exploring fun. After the incident with the gods, she'd been out of sorts, but Xiu -- even if she didn't know it, even if she didn't intend to -- helped her get a sense of peace again. Estelle owes her for that.]
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[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! )
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Who: Estelle, Domri, Eiji, Right, Taki
When: Friday the 8th!
Where: Ruins East of the Swamp!
Log Deputy: Void

[Estelle's been into ruins before, but new explorations are something else. The experienced Seeker doesn't quite think of herself that way, but she should get used to it, she realizes. She walks forward a couple steps, then smacks her staff into the ground. Behind her, Dogi the Golurk... well, lurks.]

I think the entrance is ahead.

[That's for the benefit of her companions. She trudges ahead, boots laced up tight, and squints.]

Wonder what we'll find!
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[The scene: Morgiana's tiny, dingy (if clean) apartment. It wasn't much, but Morgiana was used to less, so it had suited her fine, and anyways it was all she could afford from doing various odd jobs around her neighborhood.

Now, a sizable amount of floorspace is taken up by a huge, reddish Pangoro, which was sitting in the corner watching her curiously.]

My apologies for bothering you all. I've been comfortable enough in here, but now that Gultas has evolved, it feels a bit cramped when he visits.

I guess what I'm trying to say is I want a bigger place, which means I need a roommate. Or a steadier job.
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Something we saw in that... memory? Vision? I'm not sure what the word is.

[Estelle sighs. The way the gods appeared to them is still a mystery and she's not sure how to explain it. They might never know, exactly, she realizes.]

In the one we saw... the people there had one of those devices Gigas uses to contain Pokemon. They got one of the gods with it, I think, and sealed them inside at the end. I... don't like the idea that something like that could be out there.

[video; locked to the Seekers]

We might wanna start taking notes about what people saw. I think headquarters will wanna know, and... uh, if they can compare it to the things we saw, that might be good, right?

[She's a little unsure about that. Taking extensive notes and compiling reports isn't Estelle's specialty. She usually gets the materials they write reports with. But, there's nothing to retrieve, this time.]

[action, later that day]

[Estelle's taking some time off. The events of the mission are still weighing on her mind and making her worry. At the moment, she's taking a walk through the forest, because getting away from the crowds in Union feels like a good way to do that. And taking a walk...]

[That's an easy way to try to take her mind elsewhere.]

[Adol the Flareon is pacing afterward, keeping an eye on her while she walks. She's lost in thought, which means she might walk into a tree. Or a person.]
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[ For someone who seemed positively tickled at the idea of investigating the strange things going on, Lux doesn't look particularly happy once the search parties make their way back to Union. ]

I hope everyone got back safely. Things--ah--got a bit intense while we were down there, and I don't think I really understand what happened. We all saw some things, things that some of us weren't prepared for.

[ That was an understatement, considering her tone of voice. ]

The Gods were testing us. They wanted us to see those things. Past humanity's hubris. They wanted to see how we would react.

I don't--

[ She paused for a moment, then smiled a bit hesitantly. ]

We should remember this, and how we reacted. Whether or not we thought it was the right thing to do in hindsight, this is the impression we've left, for better or for worse.

I hope we did the right thing.
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[Since her return from-- whatever it was that they did and witnessed with Lugia and the three legendary birds, Honoka has thrown herself head-first into finalizing her little sweets shop. Outside the cart there is a large sign, once again in her handwriting, colorful and probably not-quite dry yet. It reads: "Unionomura☆Grand Opening". Anyone who happens by will find the orange-haired girl bustling about the tiny cart, setting out sweets of varying types in small baskets hooked onto the outer edges of the cart. They have humble prices attached to the baskets and names and flavor profiles, and she is inviting everyone who comes by to try one on the house.]

[She's trying very, very hard not to dwell on the events with the Gods, that much is obvious to anyone who knows her. She sets up her Warp Band to broadcast her advertisement across it as well, reaching out to the whole of Union.]

Experience the taste of Caldera!! Unionomura, Calderan sweets made right here in Union. New customers receive a trial sweet of their choosing!

video; private to team stupid

[She seems a little less energetic than usual, but she's smiling all the same.]

I hope everyone is okay. I've opened up my cart, you're all more than welcome to come take something home to enjoy.

Um-- Mr. Ichimonji, if you have a minute, I have a favor to ask.
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[Hello, warp band owners. This evening you're treated to a close up of a girl's face. She gives the feed a sort of suspicious look before she pulls back with a smile. If you pay close enough attention, you'll hear a guitar strumming softly in the background.]

Oh cool, it's on! [There's a pause as she thinks of what to say now that she's got her newly acquired warp band working. Meanwhile, an Emolga peeks over her shoulder, chittering quietly.]

Relax, it's not gonna hurt us. Anyway!~

I'm Xiu, and I guess I'll be staying in this Union place for a bit. [She pretty much beams as she continues.]

Everyone should totally stop by and listen to my music! It's pretty good. If you don't, you're really missing out.
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It comes suddenly and without warning. The ground beneath the land shakes with great force and fury, the great towers of Union shifting dangerously due to the magnitude. Somehow, miraculously, nobody is injured, but great structural damage is sustained on many of the connecting bridges that keep the city together.

On the streets, people are fearful. What if another quake comes? What if they aren't as lucky that time? Teams of Engineers are all over the city, checking on the damage and making what repairs they can. Electricity has been knocked out in many areas and crews are still struggling to recover it, although the Signal Tower remains with power and broadcasts over radio and television are sent to reassure the populace.

Thankfully, no aftershocks come. Messages are already coming in from other ally cities, Caldera and Citadel are mostly fine, Refuge, while fine, has devolved into panicked prayer to appease whoever they offended to send such a large quake. As surveyors go out to examine the damage, they will find that new underground routes have been opened all over. Unfortunately, those who went to investigate have not returned, sending a second wave of panic through many of the cities. The Union Council is working with the governments of the other cities to plan a proper response, and they hope to announce within the next few days as the city recovers. For now, however, the new paths are strictly off-limits to all citizens, and have been placed under heavy guard by the Swords of the Savior, the Steel Battalion, and some Valkyrie volunteers.

((Feel free to use this post as an IC mingle to react to the earthquakes!))
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So I was thinking, since Winter is finally ending a lot of good fruits and vegetables are in season. With all of the new regions we've explored, I'll bet there's all kinds of interesting food from other regions, I know Citadel has a lot of meat and I've been hearing the Refuge hops and mushrooms are really something else. Why don't we have a cook-off? It'd be a good chance to share cuisine from all over and get some ideas for new recipes.

[Clearly there are no ulterior motives here as to why a cook-off would be warranted. Nope. None at all.]
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[Estelle Bright made an important decision: she wants to learn to race Pokemon. Ah, but she doesn't know how to do that, really. Should that matter, though? Most things in life can be learned with a little elbow grease, a little determination, and jumping right in! She decided this was true of racing.]

[Nevermind that she has been in this situation before. She will master this situation!]

[And thus she's on the back of Karna, her new Skiddo, as it charges down the streets of Union! It bolts down a busy one, a hairpin turn executed, and she grabs for dear life. She's not steering as much as just holding on, and occasionally yanking it in a direction with its horns.]

Look out, look out--sorry! Coming through!

[And she's loving it.]



Mar. 20th, 2015 02:27 pm
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[Chie's definitely worried about something.  That much is clear from the moment the feed comes on.]

Okay, so.  I never thought I of all people would be saying this, but has anyone ever had a Fighting type Pokemon with, um...

[She glances behind her for a moment, stepping aside to reveal a Blaziken kicking a tree in half and setting it on fire at the same time.]

...too much kick?

[The camera pans around a bit, showing several similar trees nearby before coming back to Chie.]

In case you're wondering, this isn't the Scorched Forest we're training in.  So, uh... y'know.  Any advice is appreciated!  Ahaha... ha...

[The sound of another tree breaking in half causes Chie to wince for a moment before she kills the feed.]
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Action, the Verdant Forest:

[Okay, so she'd taken a wrong turn on one of the paths. She had to have, because she should totally be back in Union by now! All she'd intended to do was poke her head out into the forest to get some basic reconnaissance and some preliminary training of Gato done. But without a map it was a bit easy to get lost in that sea of green. Especially for someone who'd never really been outside of Caldera before. Smart and competent she might be, but Lucca most definitely new to the whole exploring on her own.

That said, she's not exactly panicking if anyone happens to come across her. She seems perfectly calm, perfectly rational. And that's probably because she has yet to actually notice that she's gotten lost! She's casually inspecting just about everything. Rocks, trees, streams, berries, basically just anything she comes across. On her back is a small pack that seems to be bulging, and the little Golett running along behind her is similarly weighed down by a backpack of his own. Periodically, she pulls out a notepad and scribbles something, too.

But in the midst of this scientific rampage, something Weedle this way comes. Lucca's search has attracted the attention of a local, an annoyed little creature who's just popped out from a rotted log she'd disturbed with a kick...and the instant she catches sight of it, Lucca lets out a piercing shriek.]


[Apparently the intrepid scientist...has a fear of Bugs!]

((ooc: Tag before the Weedle if you like too!))

Video, Nightfall

[A video comes through the Warp Band, and it's a young woman, clearly. She's dressed...oddly. Almost haphazardly. A scarf around her neck, a tunic visible in the video, and a helmet. With an actual antenna sticking up from the right side. She adjusts her glasses before speaking, and opens with a long sigh.]

Right, so. My name's Lucca Ashtear. Recently of Caldera, and I've set up shop here in Union for the time being. Gotta say, these warp band things are pretty incredible An Aligning tool, communication device, and a homing beacon all at once? Ingenious. I couldn't have designed them better myself. At least...not and kept them this small.

[A pause as she removes her glasses and wipes away some fog.]

Couple of questions for you. First, because I'm new in town, where's a good place to pick up spare parts? Wires, copper, steel, that kinda stuff. Also are there any glassmakers around. Definitely going to need that. I have trouble making that myself.

Second, a more...heh...normal question. Is it just me or is it chilly around here? I don't know how you guys stand it in the lowlands. When does the weather usually shift? Or is this what passes for spring?

And one last thing. The Old City. I'm planning on going down there to nose around soon, but a guide or escort would be nice. More a safety precaution than anything. I'd pay, of course.

And...yeah, I guess that's about it.

[And off goes the feed.]
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[ Her voice is surprisingly level, reserved if not a bit detached. She refrains from turning on the video function for quite a few reasons. ]

I just received word from father. My brother, Garen, has gone missing. No one has seen him for weeks, since before the Enhanced incident. I recall him talking about doing some traveling outside of Union...

If anyone has seen him, or heard from him in the last few months, please, tell me. He's hard to miss. He's tall, stocky, has brown hair and is most often seen either in full armor or wearing either a Swords uniform or some kind of Crownguard insignia on his person.


[ There's a long, heavy pause as she tries to think of the words to say. ]

That is all. Thank you very much for your time.


Feliks, could I speak with you? If you have the time, of course.


[ Throughout the week, the young blond can be found in a bit of a fog around the city. Moving about her usual haunts--the library, the university, the Seekers headquarters--something seems off about her. She's jumpy, easily distracted, and generally a bit out of sorts. Half the time she doesn't seem to even look where she is going, and may be found bumping into others, or dropping things. ]
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[The screen focuses, and Sinbad grins faintly before he starts speaking, waving his free hand briefly before putting it down]

So I asked around, and sounds like people here don't use nets to catch fish or Water-types. So when in Union, do what Unionists do, so I hadn't fished with a 'rod' before, so anyone got some tips for a beginner at rod fishing?

And - just wondering, how difficult is it to get a business license here? I don't think I'm going to be ready to open up shop just yet, but I want to get my duckletts in a row for when I do. Any answer would be appreciated.

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