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The morning after the meteor shower, things start as they always do. Union’s gearing up for another day: people going to work, shops opening, kids heading to school, and foremen getting their crews to work on the last of the damage left by Kyurem’s rampage through the city. It’s just an ordinary day, with only a passing thought given to yesterday’s odd occurrences by anyone outside the scientific and psychic communities. There’s some very real theories floating around there, but there’s little real chance at anything solid coming from the discourse. At least, until reports start coming up Route 1 from the single port started by one Union entrepreneur two years ago. It’d grown quickly with Gigan help, seaborne trade flowing up the lone road, and now it was completely overrun.

Panicked sailors and land crew come streaming up the way, nursing hundreds and hundreds of Bug-type induced injuries. Beedrill stings, Spinarak bites, and photographs of several enormous members of a new species that’d yet to be recorded quickly circulate and prompt Council response. Whatever these things are, they’re clearly hostile and the risk of damage to the city itself seems likely given how quickly the port had been overwhelmed.

With the city still shaken by Kyurem’s attack, the Council wasted no time. The call to arms was put out and trainers hastily sent out to deal with the sudden intrusion. Anyone willing and able to fight was asked to head down the road as quickly as possible, with the intent of sorting this out and either diverting the tide or stopping the invasion cold. The road itself is deserted, abandoned wagons left in a hurry, and not a single wild Pokemon can be heard for miles. It’s almost like they were aware something big was coming, and even the more aggressive types clearly opted to clear out.

When it comes into view, the port itself seems to be in particularly bad shape. Smoke rises up into the horizon, and hundreds and hundreds of Bug types swarm all over the structures, chewing away at the wood and stone. But perhaps the most troublesome sight is the beings that are overseeing the attack. Several members of the new species, fifteen feet tall at minimum, twenty at the peak, direct the swarm in its efforts. And further out to sea, a singularly massive specimen, some forty feet tall, watches it all, hunched forward, dark eyes gleaming with interest as its minions go to work…
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Who: Ami Mizuno and Michiru Kaioh
Where: Wedding dress stores
When: A few days after the festival
Summary: Ami won Michiru at the date auction and is asking for her advice on wedding dresses

Always fear the quiet ones )

Date #1

Oct. 2nd, 2016 11:13 pm
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Who: Michiru and Minako
What: Date
When: Sometime after the auctions
Where: Union...?

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

They haven't seen anything yet.

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

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

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

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

[Ooc: Feel free to make your own top levels in addition to using the prompts below! Have fun guys!]
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[ a - verdant forest ]

Easy.

[ Haruka Tenoh, as per usual, is sitting astride a mighty, majestic Pokémon. It's not a Rhyhorn, however. It's Uranus the Salamence, now sporting an impressive set of battle scars and testing wings that are sore from disuse. All winter. She'd remained grounded all winter, afraid to try flying again even after she'd healed. But now, with the spring breezes stirring hope in her breast, she dares to imagine that they can support her weight again. She dreams once more...of flight.

Honestly, Haruka is mostly here for moral support, as the Salamence's wings flap once, twice - its feet leave the ground - and slowly, beat by beat of those massive wings, Uranus climbs into the air. They clear the treetops. They speed towards the clouds.

Uranus bellows in triumph and sets out to loop around the city spires. Anyone else in midflight right now may find themselves with a joyful companion. She doesn't want to be alone for this. She wants everyone to know.

She's flying!!! ]


[ b - streets of union ]

[ At the same time this is happening, however, an Amaura collapses onto the cobblestones, even her long neck stretched along the ground. Her tongue lolls out of her mouth, and she takes a heavy breath. She'd been looking...for a good place....to watch her friend fly....but Union gets so warm!

Help...and please...don't step on her...even though she's blocking foot traffic.... ]


[ c - closed to divine defense force ]

[ A successful voyage doesn't mean Haruka's own buoyant mood lasts. Instead, she's landed with even more purpose in her step than before, and a light in her eyes. One by one, she's tracking down the people she's responsible for, and asking them a single question: ]

Are you ready?

[ Just that. Because no matter what Union votes on the current crisis of conscience, for her, the way forward is clear. The Divine Defense Force saves gods from humans, and humanity at large from gods.

War is a small price to pay to stave off the apocalypse. And let the blame for that war fall on her shoulders. She's prepared. ]
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Part One - On the Job - OPEN

Ryuko's time in Union had already been pretty busy, what with all that time spent with cleaning up the place and then her trip out to Glacier to find a giant evil egg. That had been a little disappointing, not just because she'd ended up doing pretty little but she hadn't even run into any of those Elite Four guys everyone was talking up. Oh well, at least she'd gotten one of those Mega Stones out of the deal... not that she had a Pinsir to give it to but, hey, it's something.

Now that she's back in town though, it's time to start to get down to business with her new job. One of the few, the brave, the thin line between order and anarchy: Union's newest Sword of the Savior is on the job!

... Sort of. Turns out, patrolling a city with such a puny crime rate meant a lot of walking around and watching people go about their days. So that newest protector of peace and order is currently sitting on a step outside an empty building, looking bored right out of her mind.

"Jeez." She yawns loudly, stretching her arms out over her head before slouching down again with a heavy sigh. "I thought signing up to be a cop'd mean I'd get to see a little more action."

The rest of the day, she'll be out on her route in search of anything eventful that might be going down. There has to be a purse snatcher, or a kitten in a tree, or something going on, right?

... Right?!


Part Two - Babysitting Duty - Closed to Kanade

So, somehow she'd been roped into this. Not long after showing up in town, Ryuko's paths had crossed with Kanade's for the first time and had led to some time spent catching up. Turns out, the other girl had wanted to get the chance to explore the world outside of Union, but her parents had been hesitant to let her head out there. ... On her own at least.

Luckily, Ryuko's past several weeks training in the wilderness and building her own power had apparently made her suited to count as an escort. Which meant she'd ended up volunteered to make sure Kanade made it out there and then back home safe. After a little convincing a promising of plenty of the restaurant's famous baked goods.

And now the day had finally come and Ryuko's leaning against the wall of the Lucky Spoon, packed light as always with only a few days of supplies and her trusty sword on her back and waiting for her charge to get her stuff together for the trip.

"Hey, you ready yet? What's takin' so long?"
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After weeks of repairs, tightened sanctions on incoming immigrants and the general feeling of unease that hangs heavy around the city of Union, the Council finally comes to a decision. It is not unanimous by any accounts, and there are many that wonder if this is the right approach. Union has existed for generations behind its great walls, and there were those who felt that it was that way of life that they should return to—one of solitude and skepticism. However, in light of recent events, the desire for security has own over the need for seclusion.

An announcement comes over the Warp Band, still hazy from the attacks on the Signal Tower. But it is not the face of a Councilmen that the citizens and visitors of Union are met with, but, rather, the youthful face of one of the leaders of the Seekers.

“Citizens and friends of Union—is that seriously what they wrote? Man, it feels weird talking like that, can I just say ‘hey you guys?’ Whatever. Everyone. We’ve got some big news, so listen up.” Maeve groans at the feed, tossing aside some paper, likely an official statement penned by some Council member. “So, the Council has decided that they want to take a more proactive approach after the attack by Sveta, Alina and their friends, and it comes to me to give you the juicy details.”

Okay, actually maybe she did need that paper. Leaning over in her chair, she ducks off the stream to reclaim the statement. “The Council has asked for volunteers to come together and investigate three possible leads for both our ‘friends’ with the Elite Four, Gigas, as well as some interesting goings-on in and around Refuge: a settlement to the west with supposed ties to Gigas; the inner caves of Refuge; and to the east of Glacier, in the direction which the great dragon fled.

“Now don’t all come flooding in all at once, I know how you Unionites get excited about stuff like this. Groups will disembark immediately, so get any supplies you can and meet up at the Seeker’s HQ before heading out. You’ll be given briefs upon your assignment into a group. If you have any questions, you can ask me or Captain Pirate Krabbypants, Ceilto. Maeve, out.”

Once they arrive, each person will be assigned a group, and after a quick briefing, begin moving to their destination within the day. Most take no more than a few days to arrive at their destination, and will immediately be put to work.

[All event logs are now live! As usual, mod tags will come every 24 hours. Feel free to post all IC questions to the Maeve top level and all OOC questions in the standard mod top level. During this log, several NPCs from prior events may appear. The event is scheduled to last a week and will end at midnight on the morning of March 5th.]
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Proposal Day is upon us! A day of romance and affection - whether you want to put up with that or not! After the attack, the people of Union are eager to get back to normal life, and the holiday presents the perfect opportunity to at least make the attempt. For couples, it’s a day of dates, romantic outings, and elaborate proposals. For non-couples, well, there’s always single’s night at Teeters, or staying home eating Citadel food and watching TV. You know, whatever.

This is an open mingle post for those looking to celebrate (or try to avoid) Proposal Day festivities. We’ve also provided a few prompts for your convenience!

1. A ring is the most sacred symbol of marriage and a time-honored proposal tradition. As such, jewelers are out in force, offering both rings and other fine jewelry, typically exorbitantly priced, at major discounts, making them slightly less exorbitantly priced! It’s everywhere, are YOU ready to buy a ring for that special someone?
2. The parks, restaurants, and shopping plazas are absolutely full of couples today. With so many people out and about it’s crowded and difficult to get anywhere. Whether you’re partaking in the festivities or just trying to get somewhere, you’ll probably be waiting for a bit. Once you get there though, the decorations are quite festive, as are the many street vendors with delicious smelling food tempting you to try some!
3. The Chansey Cafe is baking up some special Cheer-Up Cupcakes, which are being sold in sets of two. Those who are helping with the relief effort in Union will receive a discount.
4. Street Performers are out in force and music is filling the streets and walkways of Union. Mostly romantic songs, of course, but there are a few counter-culture Street Performers that are playing that new, scandalous “Blues” music everyone’s been talking about.
5. It’s Single’s Night at Teeters! Union’s most notorious dive bar is open to everyone trying to get away from all this Proposal Day nonsense. The beer is overpriced and watered down, the atmosphere is terrible, and it’s full of people who are almost certainly going to do something they’ll regret in the morning! What could possibly go wrong?
6. They’re running a marathon of The Lone Pikachu on TV. Better than nothing?
7. Wildcard! Come up with your own prompt.
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[The image is kind of wonky, but it's audible and there is clearly a very oddly dressed young girl on the feed! The base of her clothing is decidedly Sanctuary, but she's got some Calderan accent bits. The feed picks up mid-"conversation" with her Murkrow]

--not my fault I can't make this work! I don't know anything about Union Warp Ba--oh, it's on!

[Finally! She smiles a bit at the feed]

Sorry about that, I was trying to figure out how this worked. I figured it out!

[And feed nearly cuts out before she remembers she should probably introduce herself]

Oh, right! I'm Rikku, I came with the Calderan guys, and if anyone needs anything fixed or something, just let me know, okay?

[It shuts off. She'll be around the city with her Murkrow and Golett if anyone wants to run into her]
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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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It’s just after midnight when the column arrives outside of Sanctuary, shrouded in darkness under the pitch black of a new moon. Bordered by mountains to the north, the city has two primary gates to the West and the East, both of which are shut tight with massive oaken doors, centuries old and further secured with an antique portcullis. The city itself is surrounded by walls of stone, easily one-fourth the height of those found in Union and about twice the height of many of the homes, sturdy stone buildings with triangular roofs, about the same size as Calderan homes. Like Union, there are many towers within the city, but unlike Union, the towers are cold, aloof structures that stand alone with no connection to the other towers. The city itself is stone, cold, gray, and unfeeling, with small drops of light from streetlamps which line the streets, emitting an eerie blue-white glow. This is Sanctuary. Home of the Magi, conquered by Gigas for forty years. This is the city that must be reclaimed.

[OOC: If you did not choose to take the Pokeballs (you don’t have to have affirmed in an NPC thread, it’s entirely up to the character), they may have either 1 large Pokemon or 2 small Pokemon. A large Pokemon is classified as any Pokemon that is 4’ tall or long per the official Pokedex guidelines, anything smaller is considered a small Pokemon. Without the aid of Pokeballs the Pokemon will be required to be out and active throughout the log, and will not be able to be recalled or sent away if they are injured and must be carried if knocked out. As always, please limit yourself to 2 major actions in the log, and declare all Pokemon accompanying you in your first tag to a log. As always, to keep the logs moving, we will be responding every 24 hours.]
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[ action - grassy knoll ]

[ Between having no useful Pokémon and losing her composure upon seeing a god in its full splendor, Haruka had not been at her best during her journey into the past. From the looks of her now, however, she's put that behind her. There are new areas to explore, a new Rhyhorn to send running over rolling hills, green grass to nap upon....

....and a whole clowder of pink kittens roaming all over her recumbent body and meowing loudly while one, sitting apart from them, looks on with disgust. Does her new Trainer have no dignity? No sense of self? This is not what she'd signed on to witness! ]


Hey, hey....

[ Standing next to this display, her new Rhyhorn shakes its head and sneezes. Even its sneezes sparkle. ]

[ audio - locked to divine defense force ]

[ Unwinding aside, important events have transpired. Haruka's tone is appropriately solemn. ]

The gods have returned. Our initial Mission is now complete. From now on, we'll devote ourselves to ensuring the past doesn't repeat itsel--

[ There are some hissing noises, and a bit of static. ]

Oi - not so rough, Skitty - I'm sensitive -

[ The transmission ends rather clumsily with that. ]
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[ Video ]

[ Here’s a few faces that have been scarce the past few weeks, looking slightly different. Perspective makes it hard to tell, but Haruka appears to have gotten even taller. Meanwhile, Michiru’s smile seems even more effective than before. And from the way she’s pushing her hair back, it seems to have gotten longer as well.

Both remain stunningly attractive - maybe more so than usual - but that could also be a trick of the light.

Haruka gets right to the point. ]
We’re heading out for a while. The theater’s picked its next script, so we’ll hold auditions once we’re back. It’s open casting this time. [ She smirks. ] Prepare to impress me, little Skitties.

[ One might catch Michiru rolling her eyes a little before the video cuts out. ]

[ Action - Mountains ]

[ Michiru seems to be satisfied with taking a more passive role in this particular training exercise. In fact, she’s sitting by the side, poring over an ornate looking hand mirror. A small Noibat buried in a cloak, a hat, and tinted glasses sits firmly in Michiru’s shadow.

Haruka, on the other hand, has somehow gotten her hands on a glowing scimitar. Her Ninjask buzzes around them, ready for agility training. ]
Faster!

[ Ninjask whirrs. Haruka swings the sword, and an arc of light shoots from it. Ninjask dodges, returning right back to position as soon as the arc whizzes past, attention fully on Haruka….

...even when there’s a crash from below. Haruka sets her jaw. If she’d known Bagon liked to launch themselves off high places, she wouldn’t have brought a baby one to the Mountains.

Look out below. ]


[ Action - Union; outside the Divine Theater ]

[ Are you a Pokémon passing by the Union Divine Theater today? Then you - yes, you!! - get called to by a bright, happy voice. ] Woop wooooop!

[ The Wooper in question stands atop a wooden box, flanked by a Nidorino and a Jolteon. The latter holds a poster covered with various blue and grey smudges. And from the blue and grey paint still smudged on him, he must be the artiste.

Once Wooper gets a passing Pokémon's attention, he begins an impromptu dance. Hello! Do you like plays? He wants to put on a Pokémon play! You should be in it! ]
Woop woop woop!

[ Nidorino strikes a pose too. ] Ri.

[ Can't say no, right? ]
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[For those of you paying attention to the Warp Bands, you will suddenly see a Leafeon, a Poliwhirl and an Abra all looking down at the screen. The Abra seems to be the one in control, despite the little cough it gives and the sniffle.]

Abra.
Poli. Poli. Poliwhirl.
Leaf.

[All three as the sound of their Trainer talking starts up.]

No, I don't care what you think, Cotton. I'm not jealous.

Flaaaaaaaaaaffy.

[There's a bump and the sound of something dropping. Then, the soft sounds of the girl shushing an upset Bayleef.]

Okay, maybe. Just a little. [A long pause of sound and then the three Pokémon run from the screen before a brunette with green eyes shows up on the screen. Her green eyes get impossibly larger and her cheeks turn bright red before she shuts off the feed.]
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Who: Haruka Tenoh, Michiru Kaioh
Where: The Archipelago
What: In an attempt to ditch Brad the Bidoof, Haruka and Michiru end up discovering something completely different. The log for this player plot.
When: Late in Week 63
Warnings: Obligatory "married couple breathing the same air" disclaimer. Melodrama?
At least nobody's getting a sword pulled out of them. )
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[screen flickers on, showing an intense looking Michiru who's...wearing a bathrobe, a towel around her head, and looking kinda damp. She also has a wet Bidoof by the scruff, held close to the camera and as far away from her body as possible. Judging by that uneven blinking, Bidoof might be shaking off the last vestiges of a sudden KO.]

Is anybody looking for a side job? I'll pay you to babysit this one, by the hour, for as many hours as you'd like.

[Bidoof wiggles, swinging a bit from Michiru's steely grip.] Doof.

[Michiru's smile could probably kill, if she put a little bit more effort into it.]
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Who: Usagi Tsukino, Ami Mizuno, Rei Hino, Minako Aino, Makoto Kino, Chibiusa, Haruka Tenoh, and Michiru Kaioh
Where Ami's home
What: The senshi girls are all meeting up to recount the details of what happened. Or that's the plan, in any case.
When: A few days after "A safe return"
Warnings: Senshi antics?

A few snacks were brought )
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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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Who: The Sailor Senshi and Pokemon
What: A Hatching Party
Where: Hikawa Shrine
When: 12/27
Warnings: Obligatory warning that Haruka/Michiru are in the same room together.


Today was the day they'd all waited for, and it's early in the morning when Rei notices that the eggs Ophir had been watching over for the last week were starting to shake and rattle like a hatching was going to happen. The call went out a little later, inviting all the other girls over to watch. Food was set up, and she'd encouraged Eiji to make sure Ankh was elsewhere so that he wouldn't just show up and be...himself. The hatching is nigh!
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[the feed flickers on and...this is a pretty terrible video, actually. On (a rather tilted) screen is a Corsola! From the background, it looks like she's hanging out by the pool in the Habitat, but more importantly, this particular Corsola is wearing a pair of white, cut out glasses vigilante's mask to hide her true identity! Whoever could she be??]

Cor! Corsola, cor! Solaaa - [Tremble afore the Coral Avenger, ye evil doers, for she wilt find thee and thy sinister crimes and bring them into the stark light of day! 'Though she fighteth evil by moonlight, she -

Aand that's a Bidoof face peering into the camera.]
Doof.

Cor!!!

[the champion of justice rounds on the Bidoof interloper and....here's a dripping wet Michiru to break up the fight. Ignoring Corsola entirely, Bidoof turns to look 'pon his "Trainer" with hearts in his eyes, while Corsola seems infinitely annoyed.]

Please stop following me. [Michiru's voice is pretty flat.] Doof.

[Michiru sighs and reaches over to turn off the Warp Band.

Action options! Michiru is in the Water level of the Habitat and is in the middle of teaching her (relatively) newly evolved Vaporeon how to swim (Eevee-paddling doesn't count as swimming, apparently). There's a pesky Bidoof popping up near Michiru at regular intervals, while a Corsola (sans mask) has taken it upon herself to run interference and is pointedly getting in Bidoof's way.]

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