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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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[personal profile] worldmother
Who: Elly, Thorin
Where: The library
When: 3/13, afternoon
What: Former enemies meet to discuss personal issues with Thorin's extended family.

Warnings: None yet


Team dad meets team mom )
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[VIDEO]

[ Why the medical center chose her to do this was beyond her, but here she was, still in her work uniform, on the Band. ]

Hello, my name is Elly, and I work with the Medical Center in Union. I was asked to send a mass message over the network about a service the center will be offering over the next few weeks.

While I wasn't in Union last year when this occurred, the Medical Center is preparing for another instance like they saw last year. Apparently, large flowers began growing all over the city, and created quite a few problems, especially for those with allergies. While we doubt that we'll see something quite like it again, the chance still exists.

So, in light of that, we will be providing open testing and treatment options for people suffering these symptoms. We will have a few booths open around Union, near our facilities. If you don't want to be miserable this spring, I highly recommend you take advantage. It doesn't hurt, and won't take long to administer.

This offer extends to those of other settlements as well, although we don't have the manpower to come to you, unfortunately. But please don't hesitate to come stop by.

Alright, now that that's done.

[ Elly takes a breath, adjusting her posture so she doesn't look so rigid. It's not that she has a hard time speaking to lots of people, but couldn't they pick someone else who actually witnessed this event? ]

I didn't want to say anything, but you really have a way with finding trouble around here. I've heard at least a little bit about the flower incident last year, and I've managed to see a few things since I arrived here in September. Is this just a regular occurrence, strange things happening? What kind of trouble have you all gotten into?


[ACTION 1]

[ True to her word, the Medical Center is out en masse around Union, with Elly in tow. If they aren't administering tests, the nurses can be found trying to recruit more people.

Whatever you might happen to be doing, prepare to be approached. Someone is extremely diligent. ]


Excuse me!


[ACTION 2]

[ When not poking people with needles for the sake of feeling better, Elly can be found, in all places, at the Dojo. While she herself isn't a Mastery of Training, she has been asked to help out in other ways, and is doing her best to accommodate.

Although that's not to say that she isn't at least interested in training herself.

She can be found burning off steam during the evenings, her movements surprisingly fluid and graceful--likely due to her training. A keen eye might also be able to detect that she's close to evolving again. ]



[ACTION; HIKAWA SHRINE]

[ Between working, Elly has been doing a favor for a friend. Carrying her bag with her, the redhead walks up the stairs to the shrine, taking in the sights. It really was a beautiful place, and while Ankh wasn't her favorite patient, getting to see Eiji and walk around the shrine property were definite bonuses.

Although the bird wasn't really that bad, crabbiness aside. ]


Hello? Is anyone around?
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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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Who: Fei, Elly, Eiji, Ky and Feliks
When: 1/28-1/30
What: The Forest Shrine is experiencing a bit of a growth spurt, and a few Unionites have taken it upon themselves to investigate what could be causing it.
Warnings: None (yet).


The secret garden )
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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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[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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[ACTION; SWORDS OF THE SAVIOR TRAINING GROUNDS]

[It was true, she was not a sword, nor did she have the motivation to become one. However, when fire magic was your expertise, it was hard to do any intensive training in the verdant forest, so, striking a deal with one of the lieutenants, she managed to get time to herself after hours.

This was where she could be found when not at the medical center, rapier in hand, charging dummies and testing her strength. It was good to see that her skills had not dulled since she left a proper battlefield, and for those with any knowledge of combat might notice as much; Elly knew what she was doing. Dancing around the field with ease, she seemed to become even faster with each day she trained, until she finally came to a breakthrough.

It was late in the day, and the sun hung low on the horizon. Her breath came in short puffs of cold, white air, and a gentle snow danced around her, evaporating as they drew close. Drawing in one final deep breath, the redhead charged forward, letting loose a flurry of quick jabs. Then, all at once, her body began to glow, rapier crackling with energy.

One arch. Two. Three. Electricity gathered around Elly and her blade as she launched into sky.

Four.

With a final arch, she let the attack loose, slashing at the ground near one of the dummies. Dropping to the ground, the redhead managed to catch herself in a combat roll. She didn't see the attack hit, but the charred earth and burning remains of her combat dummy were enough indication. Her body tingled, and her hands shook and her breaths once again came sharp and shallow. She was almost certain she may have just evolved.]



[VIDEO]

[Were her eyes brighter? Hair redder? Something seemed different about the woman on the feed.]

I have a question. Is there a place where I can train where I would avoid doing any kind of serious structural damage? I would like to avoid that if at all possible.

I'm also looking for a sparring partner. I'm not sure how often this might come up, since working at the medical center keeps me busy, but someone who would be willing to dedicate a few days at a time to this.

Thank you.
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[personal profile] warriormouse
[Hi Warp Band users, have a video of a Frosslass.

A Frosslass who, if you understand Pokéspeak, is chiding someone for being so foolish as to come all the way out here when he clearly can't.

Also it's outside on the mountain. What?]


Yes, Tiria, I get it. Give me my Warp Band back, please.

[Still chiding and telling him she's started a feed, she obeys. Martin comes into view--he's in a cave of sorts. He looks...pretty sick. Boar and his Misdreavus are off to the side, giving him Looks while a Swinub cuddles in Martin's lap.]

I...this is embarrassing, but I seem to have pushed myself too much and can't make it back to Union right now. I will be fine, but it may take me a few days to get back. [Boar starts in about how of course he pushed himself too far, he didn't even take a week off before going traveling, training non stop for a week, and hiking to the highest part of the mountain he could feasibly get to. Does he want to die twice?

Martin ignores him]


So...please, don't worry. I'll be fine.
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[personal profile] wildsmile
[ It's been a long day for Bart. He's finally managed to get to Union City! He had seen the Pokemon Habitat, and procured a Warp Band (though he didn't stick around long enough for an explanation of what is does). All he wants to do now is get home and rest. The only problem with that is... Where exactly is home? He knows Fei came to the city, and that he's TOTALLY going to let Bart stay with him. But, beyond that, he has no real facts.

So, rather than using his Warp Band, he is wandering the residential area, harassing everyone he meets. If you're out and about, you're getting stopped by this hurried young man and the seemingly hyperactive Zigzagoon that's darting around his feet. You'll also get this wonderfully helpful description of the man he's looking for.
]

Hey've you seen a guy with a long ponytail, and this kind of face? [ It's really hard to discern what he's going for here. It looks like an expression that's somehow sullen, angry, and nauseated. That's his impression of Fei's "concentrating" face. ] His name's Fei. He's a pretty strong guy. I know he's here somewhere!
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[VOICE/VIDEO]

I have a strange question. I have a pokemon who is a bit... Well, I thought she might even out once she evolved, but that doesn't seem to be the case. Does anyone have any ideas on how to put a pokemon on a diet? She doesn't eat that much to begin with, so I'm not sure how--

Hold on.

[The feed comes on. It's a sweet Butterfree! She looks like she's trying to fly, and has in fact managed to get off the ground, but, well.

Poor thing isn't getting much air. And she looks a bit tired. But gosh darn it, she's gonna fly and it's going to be awesome! Come on wings you can do it~

She's currently hovering at height with Elly, and doesn't appear to be getting any higher.]


I think we need a little help.


[ACTION]

[At various times during the week, usually early in the morning, Elly can be found jogging. She doesn't necessarily mind, but the frequent stops are a bit inconvenient. Why stop?]

F-freeeee... F-freeeee...

[Lagging pretty far behind is a chubby Butterfree. She's trying to keep up, really! But after about a lap, her poor little wings are getting tuckered out.]
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[He'd heard they had video on the Warp Bands but his old one hadn't had that feature. Maybe it's a good thing this one does.

Martin is in a room in the medical center when he starts it. Which is the problem. He died. He's not supposed to be back in the medical center two months later decidedly not dead and an Enlightened!

But he's back and now he has to adjust to these sharp little claw-nail-things on his fingers on top of everything else. What is his life?

Before Martin gets a chance to say anything, a Budew grabs the band and starts poking at it.]


No, Laterose, not right now.

[The Budew goes out of sight and Martin focuses it back on him with a sigh]

Um. I...I'm not quite sure what to say right now. I'm back? Is that what you say when you die and wake up two months later in the Forest? Is this normal for Enlightened?

[He clearly has more questions but cuts himself off]

Anyway. Could someone catch me up on the last two months?
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Who: Lenna Charlotte Tycoon, the Kagamine twins, and open invite for all
What: A Soulfast-themed charity concert and dance
When: Sunday night
Where: The Tycoon family estate
Summary: Lenna is hosting a charity event to benefit Union's poor and homeless population, along with refugees from war-torn communities outside Union's walls and people who are moving into the city but need some help while they get on their feet.  The entire city is invited, and donations are not required but are strongly encouraged in the form of Lenna smiling and making big moe eyes at everyone as they enter until they do.

[It's the beginning of the Soulfasting holiday, and despite the complications with Cresselia and Darkrai, Lenna has miraculously managed to pull together the final preparations for her charity event at the last minute.  The party itself is being held at the Tycoon mansion in the noble quarter, and the doors have been opened for any and all who wish to come and make merry.

The spacious foyer of the house has been set up with numerous tables with food and drink for the various attendees, plenty of room for dancing and mingling, and of course a large stage at the front of the room set up for Rin and Len Kagamine - Lenna's roommates and the headline performing act of the night.  There are donation boxes situated around the room, and Lenna will also be accepting larger donations personally so that she can secure them elsewhere in the house.

And because of the time of year, there is also a table set up with plenty of Pokemon-themed masks for people to wear, with a fancy sign hand written in calligraphy: 'Courtesy of the Tatsumi Gallery.'  Lenna herself is wearing a
short red party dress with matching heels, greeting everyone as they enter and more or less just buzzing about making sure everyone is having a good time.]
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Dream I - you and I were resting close in peace )

Dream II - was it just a dreaming of my heart? )

Dream III - now I’m crying, don’t know why -- ** )

[ ooc: herp derp I should have mentioned this before, but dream III is meant for anyone who has history dating before the savior, so, feel free to have your characters (or past versions of them) go who the eff is this chick crying in the middle of a razed town. Other wise, dream I and dream II are ripe for the hilarious and friendly picking!

also content warning with dream III: violence and death of both human and pokemon alike.
]
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Dream 1

[The air is a bit nostalgic but the entire room is black. Fei is sitting in a chair, leaning back as if reflecting on something. A sweet melody is playing faintly, although the source of the music is not to be found. It's a quiet place, reflective, but it feels like there's a lot missing, memories that will not return.]

Dream 2

BMG: Knight of Fire

[The scene here is a town burning, with soldiers marching in. The air is thick with gunpowder and the sound of shelling and mortar can be heard. Fei is in the center, fighting waves upon waves of soldiers. A voice in the distance is screaming at him to stop, yelling that he must not fight here but he keeps going anyway.]

Dream 3, locked to Elly

[Fei is sitting on a chair behind an easel, painting a portrait. The subject of his painting, Elly, is sitting in a chair posing.]

Don't move so much, it's hard to get it right.

[His tone is one of gentle chiding]
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[personal profile] worldmother
[VOICE -- 10/18]

This is Elly. If you get this message, please tell me you're all right. If I don't hear from you, I'll assume not, and will come find you. I promise, whatever it takes, I'll find you.


[DREAM WORLD -- 10/18-10/24]

[When not slipping deep into the Dream World herself, Elly's dreams were chaotic, strange and a bit surreal. Most of the places she visited in these dreams might seem foreign and disjunct, playing out like snippets or photographs in time. Although not every night, the woman was plagued by nightmares, ghosts of a life in an unknown world.

OOC Note: Feel free to tag here for dream logs! If you'd prefer something not so nightmare-y, let me know and I can come up with something else!]
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[Voice]

[There is a strange sound in the background when the feed starts, almost like hushed whispering.]

The Yamasks from the Coastal Ruins, has anyone been able to communicate with them? I had one bond with me, and I can tell it's in pain, but I don't know how to help it. It won't leave my side. It keeps asking for help, but I'm not sure what to do for it.

[She should probably be a lot more creeped out about this than she is. Her other pokemon certainly are. If anything, she sounds guilty.]

If someone knows how to better communicate with them, I'd appreciate some assistance. I hate seeing it like this, and if there's anything I can do...


[Action]

[Since crying dead person/ghost thing would probably upset the babies at the breeding center, as well as any patients at the medical center, Elly has taken to trying to find a solution for the Yamask's problem outside of work. She'll be find all around the city, followed by a trembling Yamask. He does seem to be having a bad time of it and, whenever Elly stops walking, it almost seems to come close to her for warmth, then immediately back off.]
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[ACTION]

[Something about swapping bodies really motivated Elly in strange ways. Union was weird to be sure, but being able to actually hold a conversation with the Pokemon around the city as well as her own was nice. So nice that she decided that maybe she would help volunteer around the Breeding Center.

Elly can be found in the middle of a bunch of baby Pokemon, acting as a human jungle gym; some of the very little ones are even convinced that the redhead is their mother. It's hard to tell whether or not Elly is having fun or is extremely overwhelmed, but she's laughing at least, so there is that.

When not at the Breeding Center, she has taken to doing odd jobs for the Medical Center. Versed in a bit of medicine, she acts mostly as a runner, but always seems to linger a little too long with the patients. It seems that might be where she wants to be.]




[VIDEO]

[Later in the evening, the feed turns on. There is a strange sound behind her... is that dripping? Is that dripping and mumbling? Was that a leaky faucet? And was that a Zubat hovering by her head?]

Beaumont, could you just--

[Beaumont? Didn't you say Chu-Chu? A giant fluff-ball rolls in, hopping up on Elly's shoulders and staring down at the feed. Hello world, it's Chu-Chu! Chu didn't know it yet, but Chu really wanted to see her, right?]

Ack! Hey, don't do that! I'm trying to--

[Dear God, what was the high pitched squeal just now? A brown streak runs by, striped tail bristled as it gets chased by a cute pink streak. A very put-upon Flaaffy follows after, trying to tell them to stop; the two don't listen.]

Teddy, Gil, cut it ou--

[She stops as she hears water running from the other room. Chu-Chu jumps off her shoulders and rolls away as the woman looks behind her.]

Skyler, no! The bathtub is not for swimming! Beaumont, stop crying about the meaning of life, you're going to ruin the carpet! Teddy, Gil, stop chasing each other! Bertie, could you stop flying around my head, I can't think!

[She pauses, rubbing her forehead.]

I'm sorry, there was a point to this, but then I forgot it--

[CRASH.]

YOU ARE IN SO--

[End transmission.]

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