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The battle is joined. The gods of Union, while mighty, seem to pale in comparison to the singular dragon of ice. Although they strive mightily to avoid damaging the city, already the mysterious blue dragon has been flung directly into a tower, earning itself a nasty gash over its eye, much to the dismay of the red dragon. While it has rejoined the fight, it is clear that the gods alone are not enough - the people of Union will have to step forward if they are to save their beloved city. The cries of the wounded and terrified citizens echo through the streets as the flames of battle rage. Now is the time - they must be stopped!
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An unsettling calm hung over the streets of Union, a chilly, early morning fog settling in. The words of their newest visitors were unwelcome, and when word spread that the two would be leaving at sunrise, the people were grateful, if not a bit apprehensive. The Elite Four, their Champion, and the whole of Ever Grande—their radical ideologies were not only off-putting, but their methodology was more than a bit off-putting. They would need to be watched, closely.

In the early hours of the morning, warp bands around Union buzzed with life, a gentle light spilling from the devices. “Hello again, friends.”

It was her.

Her voice rang clear, and while her face wasn’t present, one could hear the smile in her voice. “I hope I didn’t wake any of you up. I wanted to thank you all for being so hospitable to Alina and myself, at least initially. But talk about the Union chill. Normally I like a little cold, but this is a bit much.

“When we first heard about Union, we were excited. Finally, we had found a worthy ally for our cause. So you can imagine our... disappointment, when we saw your true colors. You’re nothing but cowards! And here I thought, a city championing for peace, who were blessed by the Gods themselves, willing to live alongside pokémon without subjugating them to your will, would be able to understand the world that we wish to create. Instead, you hide behind your wall, hide behind others, and assume that by ‘defending yourself’ or those you deem unable or unfit to fight that you’ve somehow absolved yourself from guilt.”

Her voice grew cold, turning deep; “People like that make me sick.”

“Divinity is wasted on you, to be quite honest.” Her voice bounced again, chipper and clear. “If you can’t walk alongside us, then you’ll only serve as stepping stones toward a peaceful tomorrow. Union, like Glacier and so many other settlements before it, will serve as an example to those who wish to defy the will of the Gods. The pit of humanity needs to learn its place, crawling on its belly in fear from the true inheritors of the earth. We lay ourselves prostrate to their glory!

“Union believes that they’re able to decide what is right and what is just, but I disagree. I bring to you, the divine word of the Gods themselves! Listen well, people of Union, and all others! This is the world we seek to create, our perfect vision of peace! Hear me, O Great One, and come to my aid. Strike down these heretics where they stand!”

BMG: Gates to Infinity: Clash with Kyurem!

Answering Sveta’s call, a great dragon bearing the frost of the deepest winter appeared in the center of the city. With a roar of power, it’s unearthly presence sent waves of fear in the souls of even the bravest citizens of Union. Opening it’s vicious maw, it unleashed an enormous roar, a battle cry of deafening proportions, a Hyper Voice attack! While the sound was ear splitting to all who dwelt within Union, its power was focused. The great Signal Tower, a beacon of Union technology and innovation, began to crack heavily. Jagged scars appeared as chunks of stone fell unbidden from the tower. It still stood—but against such an assault, not for much longer. The force of the blast sent cracks sprawling through nearby towers as panicked shrieks began to echo throughout the city, a chorus of terror at the power of the god before them.

But in that moment, the humans were not alone. Two high-pitched cries met the titanic roar as twin dragons flew to Union’s aid, spiraling around the mighty ice dragon and attacking with twin Dragon Breath attacks. Once again, the great hounds and birds, as well as the Lady of the Moon and the Lord of Nightmares, Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, Entei, Raikou, Suicune, Cresselia and Darkrai stood at Union’s side, unleashing their own attacks. The people of Union felt the blessings of the gods with them. Here they would have to stand and fight—drive back the invaders and save their fair city!

[OOC: With the damage to the signal tower, Warp Band communication is offline and Pokemon cannot be summoned - thankfully the habitat is close and your Pokemon allies will come to your aid as the logs begin]
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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))
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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.
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[Soulfasting is a strange time for Martin.

He isn't sure of the exact day he woke up, but he knows it was around this time of year. He remembers going to his grave after leaving the medical center and seeing the remains of the offerings left by the more traditional members of the Swords, clearing them away and explaining to the temple that yes, he was that Martin and yes, he wasn't exactly dead.

It was odd. It was uncomfortable. He hasn't been back in a year.

It was weird having a birthday after dying; this is still stranger, however. He isn't sure how to participate anymore. Is he a reveler? Or is he one of the spirits that the holiday was originally about? Tiria and Aubretia think he's overthinking things, but Boar understands. Boar is still going to go around pranking everyone and stealing food because that's just Boar, but he understands. He keeps the rest from following when Martin leaves Redwall every night to wander around the city with Sunflash or Tammo. He usually ends up in some quiet part of the city, just thinking or eating whatever Sunflash has decided to go beg from someone to bring back to him.

She does that.

Martin can be found just about everywhere at night during Soulfasting.]
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[Martin is on the Band today, looking a bit tired but happy]

We are still working, but I am very pleased to announce that as of today, the Redwall Sanctuary and Charity, located in the Residential District, can finally start accepting residents, thanks in no small part to the wonderful donations of Lenna Tycoon and the citizens of Union. I've mentioned it a few times before, but for anyone who doesn't know, Redwall has been something I've wanted to start for some time now. Thanks to volunteers and the donations, Union now has a completely non-profit organization that houses new arrivals or others in need of secure living arrangements on a temporary or possible permanent basis, offers them assistance in finding jobs in the city, and otherwise covers what temples, churches, and private citizens alone can't cover. Come spring, I hope to have a community garden started [in the background, Laterose cheers because plants] and begin hosting fundraisers to keep Redwall open.

[He is clearly so proud of this, he can't stop smiling]

It's currently being funded entirely from the donations of Ms. Tycoon and my own...retirement from the Swords-- [His Spritzee chrips and Martin sighs] --and from Noonvale's Perfumery's profits, which is now located on the Redwall grounds in what will be the flower garden. All other donations would be greatly appreciated, and while I can't promise payment any and all volunteers are welcome...as is anyone in need of a hot meal. [Thank you, Matthias]

[There's posters around town announcing the opening of Redwall today, and anyone who stops by to visit will find Martin there, working with the builders and volunteers to finish cleaning up and placing orders for seedlings in the spring. Come stop by!

Info post here]
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[It isn't Martin holding the Band today! It's Brigadier.

Why is the Mankey holding the band?

Because Martin is kind of just staring at the prehensile mouse tail he grew with this latest evolution.]


...well, at least the fur seems to blend in with my skin, more or less.

[He sighs and looks up, blushing and muttering a swear when he sees Brig with the Warp Band. He dives for it, Brig dodges, Martin uses the tail to grab it from him.]

I didn't want everyone to see this yet, you brat. [He sighs and turns to the Band, smiling a bit weakly] I evolved.

[He really can't think of anything else to say to this.]
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I have a question for anyone who cares to answer it.

Would anyone be interested in starting a sort of...refuge-halfway house, or at least interested in helping me start one? I...I've had this idea for a while, but given what I've seen lately, I think now is a good time to see where this idea goes.

[He goes to shut off the band but pauses]

Matthias, pick a place. You're bonding with another Pokémon before the month is out, or I will send Tammo to the Habitat and have him bring home an egg and then we won't know what you've got.

[The Eevee-turned-Umbreon trills in the background.]
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Who: Martin, Matthias, and You!
When: Last week of April/Early May
What: Flower Grove antics!

[Martin is delighted to finally be out of Union and traveling with Matthias and their teams to the Flower Grove. The weather is perfect, everyone is happy and healthy, and Matthias packed their food.

Martin is a very simple man sometimes and can be easily appeased with food.]
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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.

Again.

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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Has anyone ever bonded with a Pokémon and realized that they simply don't...fit? Their typing, their personality, whatever?

[He glances off-screen]

I've a Klink I've had for a few months now and he just isn't...I'm not sure he's happy here. I don't seem to understand him like I do everyone else and he just doesn't seem happy with me.
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[This evening's entertainment is brought to you by Someone Giving Brigadier the Warp Band. He waves at everyone before turning the Band towards the center of the Swords' training ground, where Martin and Boar are training, watched by several recruits (and a few of the older members because Martin with a sword is fun to watch). It's basic sword fighting, with Boar swinging at Martin who deflects it with his Enhanced sword and tries to get at Tiria, Aubertia, or Sunflash behind him.

Anyone who understands Pokémon will hear Brig say he's been doing this all week and that he's probably going to have to rest next week. He's been training like crazy. If they hang around the Swords, they'll have seen it for themselves.

From the fight:]


Come on, Boar, I know you're better than that!

[In Poke: "Well yeah but you've been training like crazy! I think you're stronger than me now!"]

Use Pursuit on me, then. Come on!

[Boar glances at the other 'mons behind him, who shrug. He shakes his "head" and starts chasing after Martin, who makes to dodge and block his Honedge.

Only there's this pink glow that surrounds Martin, blinding Boar who falls to the ground. When it fades, Martin's natural glow, previously faintly Ghost-type purple, now has hints of Fairy-type pink and his dark hair has a streak of golden-brown in it.

Also his sword's red pommel stone is kind of glowing.

Martin just looks at the sword and runs his hands over his hair before looking at his Honedge and the surrounding observers]


...Is there any way to tell if you gained any extra powers when you evolve?

[[OOC: open to people on the band or people who want to have been there in person!]]
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[It's fairly early when the video is made but there is a reason for that.

Laterose has taken the Warp Band and has it focused on a newborn Trapinch. Anyone who can understand Pokéspeak is subjected to one excited and proud Roselia, going on and on and on about her baby hatched and look at how handsome he is and how he's going to be a Important and he's so smart already and Martin had to send Tiria to the shops and get maps for him because her baby Boldred wants maps.]


...Laterose?

[Yes hi Martin she's showing the world her baby--hey give back the Band!]

It's not even nine o'clock in the morning. Most people are still asleep.

[They shouldn't be.]

Yes, dear. [He laughs and brings the Warp Band to focus on him] Sorry about that. Yuuna, the Egg has hatched. And while I have a video for it, should anyone be looking for me I've been in the medical center for the last day or two will be here for the next few days. I wasn't hurt or anything, but the pressure of the spirits in the Old City caused me to pass out. It's just precautionary. --Laterose!

[Yes good now give her the band so she can brag about her baby!]

[[tags may come from both, depending on what you want!]]
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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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[ VIDEO ]

[ It was the middle of the night when she took the band, her party well on their way toward the forest shrine. But as soon as she saw the announcement, she knew this couldn't wait. She was trembling--both angry and afraid of what was happening, and what could very well happen to her by saying this. But it didn't matter at this point.

Team Evolution messed up, and Rory was probably still playing coy. Someone needed to call them on their bullshit.

Elly takes a breath before speaking. Even with the light of the campfire, she looks a bit pale. ]


I'm doing this beyond my better judgment. I shouldn't be saying the things I'm about to say. So let me begin by apologizing. To my friends, my co-workers, to anyone who I've had the opportunity to meet in both Union and Caldera; I've been deceiving you. I'll get to that eventually, but that's not why I'm here on the Band.

I'm here to warn you.

Regarding the Enhanced. I know very little about them myself. They're somewhat common knowledge to citizens of Gigas-- [ A pause. ] Like myself. Rory is right, something about Gigas prevents us from having any answer to Enlightened, unless they come from other places, like Caldera. I don't know when the project started. What I do know is from my training, and even that is severely limited. They're... savage on the battlefield. There were even drugs that were manufactured in the Gigan military to try to replicate some of the combat prowess of the Enhanced. They work, but...

[ There is a lot of hesitance there, and Elly looks away from the camera, trailing off. It takes her a moment to be able to continue again. ]

These people should be approached with extreme caution, if you do find them. As was pointed out, one of the side-effects to the experimentation that made them Enhanced is instability. I'm not sure what causes it, but most of the Enhanced I served alongside were already a bit... skewed. Certain things made it worse, but it varied depending on the person.

I've never heard of an instance where Enhanced have caused disturbances like this, so I have no idea what is going on. Rory and Dr. Verdine--I'm kicking myself for not figuring this out before, since that woman is involved--might not even know themselves. Or they might be hiding something. I can't say. I can make assumptions, but I can't say for sure.

Team Evolution itself doesn't function the same way that the greater populous of Gigas do. To be sure, there are agents in Team Evolution that are from Gigas, but as far as I know they are not directly allied. To that, it's possible that they do want the best for these Enhanced. If it was Gigas, I can't say they would make the same concessions.

How do I know this? Well... As said, I served alongside them. Until a few months ago, I was a member of the Gigan military. I was recruited at a young age, and until about a year ago, didn't know any better that my actions would have such a lasting, horrible effect. I know that is no excuse.

I am no longer aligned with them, before anyone asks. If anyone is even listening to me anymore--I understand if you aren't. As far as my commanding officers are concerned, Elhaym Van Houten died on the battlefield. And as far as I'm concerned, she did as well.

I don't expect any of you to trust me, but I'm sick of lying, and I want to help. All I can do is tell you what I know, even if it might put me in a bad place doing so. I don't care anymore. Union has been more than welcoming to someone like me, and, after living here and meeting all of the people, I know where my loyalties lie.
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[Martin looks all business. He actually has his sword visible in the Warp Band, which is obviously being held by a 'mon as Martin is gathering his pack]

I am going down to Old City to do some investigation--and before any of my nannies ask, yes I have plenty of medical supplies. You're welcome to come with me, if you'd like.

[A pause]

Matthias, if the Commander will let you, I'd like you in particular to come with me.

[[OOC: THIS IS NOT THE CONFRONTATION POST, this is just Martin going down to the Old City for some exploration to see if he can find anything out because this guy has a hero complex the size of Manhattan some times. If you signed up for Old City and want to come explore with him, please just tag the thread below!

Otherwise feel free to nag at him.]
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[ VIDEO ]

[ Hello world! The Whimsicott greets everyone with a wave and an introduction, in Pokéspeak. Her name is Chu-chu, and chu you should totally know who she is, but if you don't, then there's that out of the way. Normally she wouldn't take her human's warp band, but she needs help. Help of the romantic variety.

You see, she is a lady in love. Her beau is impossibly handsome, heroic, charismatic--a real charmer--artistic, and so many other things that she goes on and on and on about. Honestly it's hard to say if someone like that even exists in something other than storybooks. But it's her story and that's how she's telling it.

Normally, she would be able to win his heart, they would confess their undying affection for one another and walk off paw and hand into the sunset, but there's a problem. He doesn't realize he's in love with her. What is a maiden in love supposed to do? Her destined love, her soul mate in every sense of the word, doesn't realize that he is the one for her.

And what's more, there's another woman elbowing in on her turf. She's a nice girl to be sure--a little plain looking, the poor dear--but she doesn't know how to tell her that she doesn't stand a chance. She has to let her down easy, obviously, because Chu-chu is such a kind, gentle, caring soul.

So she needs advice. Help her and she'll surely invite you to their extravagant fairy tale wedding! It's a win-win situation! ]



[ ACTION ]

[ While Chu-chu is having fun confessing her undying affection to a string bean with a ponytail, Elly can be found about the city, making rounds. Stopping at one of the cafes around town, she appears to be focusing on opportunity boards, particularly those with housing listings. Someone's apparently looking to move up in the world. ]
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[Look, this time he's perfectly healthy! And safe!

Let's see how long this lasts, huh?]


If someone were interested in traveling, what areas would you suggest he visit first? Beyond the forest, that is. I've seen enough of that to last me a lifetime, I think.
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[ACTION]

[This is her first Salvation day, and gosh darn it, Elly is going to make the most of it! Thankfully, work had been relatively slow leading up to the holiday, so she managed to get more than enough shopping done. After Lucas's lessons with knitting, Elly has found herself a new hobby. With two woolly pokemon living with her, materials weren't hard to come by, so a certain redhead has taken to passing around scarves.

Those people who she has met will all be greeted by the scarf fairy--save for a few exceptions.

Lucas will get a book of various flowers around the known world, as well as a few medical texts.

Martin will be getting a sweater. He seems to have this thing about getting himself into trouble, and maybe if they stick him in enough layers, he won't be able to move. Also they act as pillows? Win win?

Eiji will be getting a cook book! It's a bit old, so much of the fare is Union-specific, but he might find a few rare treasures in there.

Char will get a sunglasses caddy a few books about the region, including maps and information about flora and fauna. It's practical!

Fei will get paints from Citadel, and a large bone for Stoutland. She may have spent a bit more on these than she is wont to say.

((Any of these gifts will be delivered personally and are open for threading.))]



[VIDEO]

[Sitting on Elly's lap is a small doll. She had another one, but it appears that her pokemon are currently crowding around it.]

I hope that everyone is having a good, safe holiday. But, in the chance circumstance that you are not, my friend here-- [She uses her finger to make the Audino doll dance a bit.] Might be able to help.

The Medical Center is actually trying to collect more of these, since they seem to have some kind of healing properties. Did anyone else get gifted one? Or any other dolls? What do they do? I wonder where they came from.
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Video:

[The feed snaps on to reveal a concerned looking Goku, glancing behind him a few times before speaking. He seems to be in the Habitat.]

I think I might need a little help with this one.

[He turns the Warp Band, showing the image of his Volbeat. Sitting under a sprinkler and looking depressed. When the sprinkler stops, it picks itself up with great effort, lumbers over to another sprinkler, and sits underneath it, letting the water pour on it.]

He's been doing that all day. When one sprinkler stops, he just moves to the next. I think he's depressed. I tried talking to him, but all he does is look at me like he's about to die or something. I've never seen him so sad, I thought everything was going great! He's usually really happy... He doesn't train because he's way too concerned with going out on dates, and he's been going out on a ton of them! But I think the last girl he went on a date with really dropped it hard on him.

I don't get it. [He scratches his head in confusion.]

Action:

[The Volbeat in question is headed home after his 150th failed date. His little buggy hand slides across a wall as he drags himself home, bent over with sadness. He can't believe this happened again.

No girl wants to date a loser like him.

He starts eating some of the comfort food he'd taken from the date. He knew he'd need it.

The poor guy looks like he's had a bad night. He takes the wrapper of his food and chucks it behind him, not caring if it hit anyone or not. Bleh.]

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