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[Maya appears to be back in the Fey Manor today, surrounded by a crowd of happy ghosts. It's been a few days since she's been back from her spiritual training, but she's been busy getting re-acquainted with the city for the past few days.]

He-llo, Union! Sorry it's been a minute. I've been training!

But I'm back, now, which means you can take meditation lessons with me-- or I can help you with your ghost pokémon needs again. And of course, channelling is still on the table, too!

[as Shinrei snuggles up under her arm, Maya gives the gengar a headscritch with one of her dark, translucent ghosty arms.]

I've missed you guys a lot, so drop by and say hi if you can! Oh, and if anyone's moved here recently, um-- My name's Maya Fey! I'm the current leader of the House of Kurain channelling school in Ninetales Vale. Come by and see us if you can!


[This action is mostly for Pearl Fey, but it is taking place in a very public area and others are welcome to witness it.

A short time after Maya's transmission, she finds the warm weather a good opportunity to get herself outside for the day. This, of course, puts her in the path of Pearl's mother.

They've never had a good relationship. Pearl's mother, Morgan, has always wanted Pearl to be the leader of Kurain instead-- after all (according to Morgan), Maya's mother, Misty, stole that position from Morgan.

Since Maya's birth, Morgan has been bitter and somewhat cruel to Maya (and her sister) under the guise of good will and tradition, but Morgan's less than savory means of dealing with Maya have ended up with her in trouble at times. She still resides in the village of Kurain, but without much influence or freedom.

That doesn't stop her from raining on Maya's parades.

Maya now stands in front of the manor in the open training area, where guests are welcome, listening to Morgan speak about Pearl. Though she says very little and keeps on a smile, her discomfort is apparent; the wisps that dance around her are dim, her hair floats just slightly less, her glow is dull-- and she seems almost weighed down as compared to usual.]

Yes, I know, Auntie. Of course Pearl did great while I was gone...
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[Action; Hikawa Shrine (backdated to 6/9)]

[ Eli had been cooking up something for quite some time now. It was hard not to notice, with much of her time outside of work taken up by "other important things," as the blond put it. Nozomi was smart, she had an idea of what it could be, but somehow in her own mind she came up with reason for that to not be the case.

Her birthday wasn't really that important. It was just another day, after all. She would probably work the shop, maybe pick up a cake for everyone to share with dinner. It would be somewhat business as normal.

But that morning, she was woken up with a kiss and directions to get dressed. They were going somewhere. The shop would be taken care of. Confused, she put on a new dress and went along with Eli's grand plan.

It became clear that she was being led to the Hikawa Shrine, but still somewhere in her mind she came up with reasons other than the obvious. Rei needed her for something, and called on Elichi instead. Was there some sort of event going on? Was Rei out maybe? That was the most common reason for her to help out. Rei's grandfather was getting up there in years, and while he would never admit it himself, there were times when he needed help as his granddaughter went traveling with Ami and Makoto.

Needless to say, she was none the wiser.

The shrine seemed relatively the same as it always did on the outside. The surprise was waiting inside. ]
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[The residents of Union may find a new face walking the streets upon everyone's returned from the battlefield that was Sanctuary. A slim young man, short of stature, with a notebook in hand traversed the city corridors with wide, curious, and somewhat apprehensive eyes-- it was as if he had never seen anything quite like this before.

A few people may even suspect that the notion is completely true.

Peeking out the top of the heavy looking bag slung across his shoulders is a tiny Foongus, unawares that the markings on his red and white cap are providing excellent camoflage for the few pokeballs that are hidden within. Occassionally it may chitter and squeak in excitement, but it largely stays quiet.

After all, the young academic is on a mission.

Waver flits in and out of various shops, eyes sharp as he seemed to look for something very particular. Several somethings, to be exact-- or someones. Though he had only spoken to a few people in Sanctuary, he wanted to give the few he had interacted with a proper thank you somehow. He wasn't certain how to go about doing that, but the lack of certainty had never stopped him before.

Besides keeping in line with proper politeness, there were further things that he needed. The bag he carried was the only thing he brought with him on his travels, and he's well aware that he needs more than what was currently packed. Clothes, for the heat of summer that was slowly blanketing the streets. Books, food, and tea were also on the list.

And a place to sleep. And a job.

He may not look like much, but he was more than able and willing to prove to everyone that it was horrifically unwise to judge the contents of a book by the condition of its cover.]
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So Elicchi says that we need to step up our game if we're gonna keep up with all the contestants and other idols out there. I think we need to go have a master course with some pros. What do you say?


[ The Liepard Lounge, the newly opened dance hall and self-proclaimed "classy establishment," located in the heart of the Theater District, was hopping that night. Boasting music that was much different from the typical fair offered by the other ball rooms around town, a new dance craze was beginning to take shape there.

The floors were packed with people, with dancing going well into the early morning. Beginners and seasoned dancers were welcome, and there were plenty of dancers willing to teach anyone looking to learn. Supposedly the Liepard Lounge was an 18+ establishment, but the bouncer seemed relatively lax on that, so long as the minors agreed not to do anything they weren't supposed to.

"Not supposed to" was left open to interpretation. ]


Apr. 25th, 2015 01:20 am
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[There's a bird guy perched on a railing outside of Hikawa Shrine-- that much is visible to the feed. He's fiddling with a glove-covered hand that doesn't appear to be moving, and then glances at the Warp Band.]

So I guess all the earthquakes and the tunnels taught some of you some important things. I know at least one group met someone believed to be the Savior. Were there any other significant events? I wasn't along, so I'm trying to catch up.

action; hikawa shrine

[In the meantime, Ankh appears to have learned how to cook. While a lot of what he makes tends to be sweet or cold or both, it's given him something to do and it's given him a way to help out around the Shrine, even if he'd never admit to that purpose. With Eiji having been seven kinds of out of sorts after his return from the tunnels, he's made a small container full of what look like mochi balls. They're crude and potentially too-sweet, but they're something.]

[They're also being balanced atop the pile that Eiji has become in his room, now that they no longer share one.]


[Anyone else in or around the Shrine is free to catch him on his way to present these to his depressed lizard.]
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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!

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[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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[Today's video is brought to by a Frosslass with a pen and a paper.

And several angry Pokémon. They have trapped Martin (with the exception of Brigadier, who is holding the Band) so that the sign Tiria wrote and pinned to his shirt can be read.

Martin, meanwhile, is just so done.]

I have a death wish and tried to stay behind with the Savior in the past and probably die.


This is the second time I've tried to died since coming back to life.

My Pokémon are not happy.

Am I sufficiently shamed, Boar?

[The Doublade hisses and Brig shuts the Band off.]
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[Video | to μ's members]

[ A few seconds after this goes up. ]

I've been thinking. Practicing around Union is good, but I think that we would be a lot better if we get used to performing in different places. After all, if we do performances in the same place, then they won't be as exciting for our fans. We need to vary it up.

[ She smiles sweetly at the camera. A bit too sweetly. ]

We should go somewhere warm, so we can keep our endurance up. If we aren't able to keep going just about anywhere, then we won't be able to give good performances, right? I know Elicchi and Umi would agree with me.

[ She's practically beaming at this point. ]

So that's why I say we all go out to the island! The fresh air and the ocean breeze will do everyone some good, and it'll be fun! I've already got somebody to cover the shop for me, too. We can go as soon as tomorrow if everybody agrees.

[ And you should. They can "practice." On the beach, with the nice white sand, warm sun, and refreshing ocean.

Surely this isn't an excuse for a leisure trip.

Certainly Nozomi has no intentions of skirting practice for having an outing on the beach with her friends. The thought had never crossed her mind more than a few dozen times.

Okay, so maybe she wants to play on the beach and show off her new swimsuit from Caldera. IS THAT REALLY SO BAD? ]

[Video | Public]

Hi everybody, Nozomi here~

Spring is finally here. Winter felt really long, with everything that went on, but hopefully now everybody can relax. All of the flowers are coming up, and there are a lot of cute, baby pokémon around the habitat too! That's what spring is about, right?

You know, I think I remember reading something about a festival in a book once. Apparently people believed that a pokémon with long ears and a bushy tail used to hand out candy eggs in baskets to children. People forgot about where the actual holiday came from, but from what I understand, the long-earred pokémon might have had something to do with an old fertility god from the past.

[ She smiles a bit too cheerfully. ]

I thought it was an interesting story, so in honor of that, I'll be having a sale on certain related items around my shop! You'll have to stop in and see what's on sale, though; I don't want to ruin the surprise. I promise you won't be disappointed, especially if you share them with someone you like~

[Action | Etteilla]

[ Come to check out the sale? The store, located in Ninetales Vale, is decked out in egg and "long-earred pokémon" decorations. Pictures of lopunnies, wigglytuffs, azumarills and others are scattered throughout the store.

It's unclear what the sale items she's advertising are. You'll just have to ask! ]
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[Rei's Warp Band pops on today to show an exasperated looking priestess stalking away from the living quarters of Hikawa Shrine. It's a positively lethal look she's got going on, as if anything trying to stop her would probably wind up spontaneously combusting. And the reason for it becomes quite clear a moment later as a small green hand shifts the camera back to the house.

A Kanghaskhan stalks out, both her arms and her baby's laden with packs. Big, bulging backpacks and small shoulder ones stuffed to the gills. The big Pokemon lumbers after Rei, bellowing out irritable sounds that to Poke-Speakers will sound oddly like 'You can't just go off without your extra blankets! And don't you forget your hair-care stuff! And make sure to remember to bring enough clean clothes for a whole week, since you're not taking me so I can wash it for you!'

The camera pans back to Rei as she reaches the stairs to the shrine, where she's stopped to glare at the overly mothering Pokemon.]

Juno! I don't need all that! I can't carry half of it, and I've been traveling a lot longer than I've known you!

[More bellowing, this time indignant. Of course you do! And she knows that, but now that you've got her, she'll definitely have to mother you because Grandpapa Hino sure can't! Just...

And that? Sparks something in Rei. She stamps her foot and practically snarls, snatching one of the backpacks in exasperation.]

Fine! But you're not my moth- [The words die in her throat as she catches sight of the flashing Warp Band.] CERES!

[The Warp Band drops to the ground...]

Treecko! Tree!

[And scampering off across the courtyard goes the offending Pokemon, cackling to herself as Rei goes to grab the band.]

Sorry about that. Someone is going to get a lesson on Warp Band etiquette when I get back. [She glares back behind her at the retreating lizard.] If anyone needs me, I'll be on the southern island for the rest of the week. There won't be any fortune telling at Hikawa Shrine this week, unless my grandfather is feeling up to it.

[She grimaces at the thought...]

Though...only if you really need one.

Action: The Tropical Island

[Rei's pretty much down on the island all week with a small group of her Pokemon and Ami. It was something they'd planned, and something she really needed. The Enhanced had been a mess, and Rei was quickly finding herself overwhelmed with all the goings on around Union lately. And while Juno was nice, but she was stressful. And Ceres...that damn lizard...was so frustrating.

Yes, relaxation was definitely in order. And who better to do it with than someone else who also needed that rest and relaxation?

She'll welcome people coming to say hi, too. She just really, really needed a vacation...]
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[ Maki's at her piano today, tucking her hair behind her ear as she starts. ]

I've been working on a new song in the last couple weeks, but I'm having trouble thinking up lyrics. I'm not very good at thinking up words for my songs.

[ She's a little embarrassed to admit that in public, but she needs help! ]

It's kind of a love song, I guess you could say. But after last week I have a hard time writing anything...

[ Like breaking up with her girlfriend Chie so that she can hopefully be asked out by Nico. Life is tough. ]

S-So! If anyone is any good at writing lyrics or poetry or something, I'd let you work with me. Just get in touch with me, the sooner the better.

Private to μ's )
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[ It's a rare occasion that Nozomi makes a transmission from her apartment, let alone her bedroom. Very little of it is seen, save for her headboard and a few ruffly pillows, which she uses to prop herself up. Her expression is a bit hazy, as she tries to resume her usual smile, although today it feels a bit dim. She is dressed in pajamas, although she has a blanket covering herself from the chest up. ]

Hi everyone. I hope everybody made it back okay. Things got pretty scary back there, but at least we got a bit of a happy ending, right?

I wanted to let everyone know that Etteilla will be running on shorter hours for a few days. I won't be able to do any readings this week, either. Sorry about that. [ She gives the camera an apologetic smile. She really does feel bad about this. ]

Hopefully things will go back to normal after this. I think we can all use a little rest.


[ Anyone visiting Ninetales Vale or Etteilla might notice that the shop feels a little empty. Coeus and Mithra can be found taking turns running the shop, and the back room, which was normally reserved for fortune telling, is dark. The owner is strangely absent.

The events of last week took a toll on Nozomi and, after forcing herself perhaps a bit too much, she is nursing more than a bit of a headache. While she will likely be using this time to rest, she is also far too nice to send visitors and well-wishers away. ]
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With the revelation of the presence of the Enhanced, Union was able to quickly mobilize. As the strange conditions continued to worsen, the Trainers of Union once again set out to bring order to the chaos.

This time however, they do not walk entirely alone. A small, dedicated team remains behind in Union, sorting through the dossiers and information that Crystal and Rory have collected. Connected to those in the field via Warp Band network, hopefully they can identify the Enhanced and find a way to calm them before a tragedy occurs.

[OOC: There will be a thread for each active team based on the sign-ups. Any areas that did not have any sign-ups will not be present and will be addressed later. As per our usual standards, moderators and NPC helpers will progress the log at least once every 24 hours. The Union log will work somewhat differently from the battle logs in that the participants will be collecting information concerning the Enhanced; when enough information has been accumulated, they will be asked to tag into the battle threads to provide guidance and support to those out in the field.

Characters participating in the Union log will function as support staff for this event. They will have their own log interacting with Rory and Crystal and as characters in other logs encounter the Enhanced, they can use the observations made to try to find out more about the Enhanced in the field and help the people in the field determine an appropriate situation. Because of this, players in the Union thread may threadjack any ongoing log to relay information as needed.

The outcome of this event will depend very much on player decisions and the ability of the characters to respond to the threats at hand, so we would highly encourage you all to tag as regularly as possible. Thanks!]
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[ Nozomi will assume that Rory and Crystal have been going through the usual channels on the warp band, and while she isn't the best at filtering things, she will certainly give it a try. That being said, it's likely easy to crack, but that doesn't mean she is going to be entirely clear about what her intentions are with this posting. ]

I hope our guests aren't bothering too many people around here. I didn't go to Caldera when we got the first distress signal, so I can assume things with this Rory guy went all right. I don't hear too many people grumbling, and no matter where they're from, they tried to smooth things over with Gigas and Caldera. We should treat them the way only Unionites can.

[ The tone of voice insinuating that people should interpret that however they want. Noncommittal responses are the best. ]

I wanna urge people to be careful out there, especially with all the reports from the rangers coming in. I've been given permission to sell some of the Tenma family's famous protective wards and charms just in case, and I'll be offering readings free of charge for anyone planning on heading out there. I can't guarantee 100 percent success, but my fortunes never lie. They might help.


it's nt. are you busy? can we meet in person?
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[ACTION ; around Union]

[Nozomi made sure that the errand she sent Eri on would keep her busy for the entire day. After all, she would need all the time that she could get to gather up everything and decorate properly for the holiday. She usually didn't make the effort, as the holiday was usually a bit of a bittersweet time for her--the Fey family was warm and welcoming, but this time of year really made her nostalgic and wistful.

Throughout the day, she can be found flitting around the business district, Mithra, Coeus, Saturahiko, Helen and Ishtar following behind. She needed anyone and everyone who could carry things to assist her, after all.

Those that know Nozomi might also notice something... different. There is a powerful aura about her--not menacing or imposing by any means, but certainly something that commands respect. Her hair, which was only waist-length before, dangles close to her knees, and is more violet than black. Her eyes have a bit of a glow as well, although subtle, and she looks much paler even in the light of late autumn.]

[ACTION ; locked to Eri]

There we go~

[That was the last of it. Hair tied to the side and out of her way, Nozomi wiped her forehead as she looked over her handiwork. It was all done. There was something delicious baking in the oven, and tea ready to be served whenever a certain someone got home. A small undecorated tree--she left it that way for a reason--sat in the corner, with a few wrapped boxes underneath, and garland and other things decorated their home.

She was actually starting to get into the Salvation Day spirit. Maybe she would have Maya and Jinxie over later, too. Or some other people. That could be fun.

Now all she had to do was wait.]
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Who: The Love Live! Girls, anyone who lives at Hikawa Shrine, and anyone leaving and entering the shrine! And stalkers. There are stalkers.
What: Practice for performing on stage! Their first practice ever.
When: Sometime in the afternoon, after school is over.
Where: Hikawa Shrine, Union.
Summary: Honoka has finally managed to amass a group of people to get together as a little musical group to perform. They are going to try to practice together for the first time, and that could go any number of ways.

"Hello everyone!" She shouts once all the girls who she expected to come to practice arrive. "I wasn't sure where we could practice, but I'm so glad Rei let us come here and use the courtyard! So!"

She stands, feet at shoulder width, in front of the girls, looking determined as ever.

"We'll do some singing first! And after a little break, we'll try dancing! Someone will need to clap for us to keep time, but we can alternate who does that so everyone gets to practice dancing. And then! We can get something to eat when we're done! If there's someone you don't know, get to know them a little bit before we begin our practice!"

"Okay! Let's start!"
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[She figures not everyone knows her name (most probably don't) so here she is again, introducing herself-]

Hi everyone! I'm Honoka Kousaka, from Caldera! I came to Union a while ago, and I wasn't sure what I would find, but what I did find was...

Singing! And dancing! And that makes people happy! [Guess who's seen some shows and went to the charity concert.]

I'm not very good, but I've been practicing. I have a Jigglypuff who's been giving me lessons, and she scolds me sometimes for messing up, but I've been working hard! And maybe one day, a bunch of us can do the same thing together.

I want to know if anyone else likes to do that too!


[Honoka can be found out in Union in various places. Idol training is hard! And Jigglypuff is making her run. She looks worn out and is whining a little about it, but she's still trying.

Later, there's dance lessons...those are going alright, but then she's not exceptionally talented at it either. It's obvious if you happen across their path.

And at the end of the day, singing lessons, right outside too- and Honoka sounds okay, but that Swellow that's with them trying to sing along is horrific!]
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Who: Maya and Nozomi
What: True adult sisters of Kurain receive protective magatamas. It's time to let Nozomi know she's really officially part of the family.
When: Day 2 of Soul Fast
Where: Kurain School's Winding Way (the garden part)

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[Nozomi awoke to the sound of the wind rustling through the trees, and for a fleeting moment she believed herself to be still in the dream world. It was still dark, but something was different; there were stars in the sky, and the moon shone brightly.

She was home.

After a quick check of her warp band--everyone was here, thank goodness--she set off on her way back. Thankfully, she wasn't far from the wall, and after a bit of walking, she made it back as the sun was beginning to peek over the horizon. She didn't have the key to the shop on her, so getting in that way would be impossible. Instead, she took the back way around, up the stairs and through the hall, fishing the spare key from its usual place.

Nozomi quietly let herself in, collapsing on the couch. She didn't want to wake Eri, after all, since she usually didn't rise for another hour or two. If left to her own devices, she'll fall asleep there until late morning.]


[Sometime in the late afternoon, Nozomi will come by the school. She looks a bit tired--two weeks in the Dream World will do that to a person--but generally in good spirits.]

Yoohoo? Anyone home?


Did everyone get back okay? The last few weeks have been a bit of an adventure. Hopefully everyone isn't too worn out of Soulfasting, especially with that concert everyone put on. That was a lot of fun to watch~

[Nozomi frowns a bit.]

I wanna apologize to anyone who had a special order, I don't think I'll be able to get every costume made in time without some help due to all of this. I'll be more than happy to issue refunds.

[OOC: In any of these responses, feel free to have your character have witnessed this, as it was broadcast across the skies.]
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[Somehow, Cresselia wove a special space, a giant stage that didn’t seem to exist either in the Dream World or in the Real World. However, its presence and appearance were broadcast live across the sky of both the Dream World, the Real World above Union, the Labyrinth of the Full Moon, and the Labyrinth of the New Moon. For this stage had a purpose, and that purpose was making her no-good bull-headed husband Darkrai listen to reason.

And by reason we of course mean her side of the argument.

The carefree words of Rin set fire to her imagination; if she was offering to sing a song then Cresselia would ensure that song was sung at exactly the being who most needed to hear it. And thus, the stage. She hoped Darkrai enjoyed the show.]

[OOC: All participants in the Labyrinth of the Full Moon and Labyrinth of the New Moon may take part in this as desired (and the uncompleted logs will eventually dovetail into this). They have nominal control over their own outfits so long as they’re generally light in color and sparkly, and can, with permission of the player (but not necessarily the IC permission of the character), marginally change the outfits of their companions should they be deemed not sparkly enough. Cresselia is encouraging all members to submit performances or songs about her dispute with Darkrai. Generally, they should all emphasize the following themes:
-Cresselia is right and very intelligent and beautiful
-Darkrai is wrong yet again and should feel ashamed of himself
-Also Darkrai should be grateful his kind and loving wife is willing to put up with his being wrong
-The humans are all right and deserve a bit of help, it’s not like it was before
-If Darkrai keeps this up he can look forward to sleeping on Earth for the next few years

Feel free to write your own lyrics or describe your performances/refusal to take part in this tomfoolery as you wish. This log will remain open but this signals the general winding down of the event which will end at midnight tonight]

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