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Old July 20th, 2012 (06:11 PM). Edited September 10th, 2012 by Skymin.
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Join Date: Sep 2006
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PANDORA
A Journey of the Fallen
IC Thread

Pandora, a ravaged paradise far from home. That's what the news called it anyways.
Everyone has heard of Pandora but nobody has ever been there.
"Hello, world. My name is Arden Stone, Pokémon Professor. Now, I know that the world hasn't seen me for many years and I apologise. I have been so wrapped up in my work that I forgot there was a universe outside my own. Never-the-less, I'm a little too late with my annoucement; it's only a matter of time before my cancer inevitably takes me. By the time you recieve this message, I will already be gone.

"On a lighter note, throughout your life, you may have heard of the mythical Pandora region. Well, don't scoff because it exists. How do I know? It's because I'm here right now! It's as beautiful as the stories tell and now, as a parting gift between me and you, I am going to let you on a little secret; Pandora hides a magnificent treasure. A treasure that's worth enough to keep your family fed and comfortable for many, many generations. I speak of the ancient treasures that the four siblings hid before their untimely demise, if you know the stories well. If you don't, let me recall them for you.


"The legends speak of a once beautiful place where four siblings ruled four districts; the eldest in the north, the twins who shared the east and west and the youngest in the south. Each sibling ruled fairly and justly and in peace. It was not the siblings who did Pandora wrong, no, but the people they served. A High Priest from the Northern District rallied a crowd and demanded that the North was to attack the East and West for trivial reasons, such as food or land or glory. When the Eldest rejected the idea, he was murdered in his sleep. This sent the entire land into chaos. As each of the other siblings tried to resolve the matter without violence, they too were killed by their own people. Eventually, all of Pandora became a battlefield. The war lasted decades until there was nobody left to fight.

"Pandora was left to nature and Pokémon to be rebuilt and since then, no human has tainted its soil.

"It is said that before the siblings died, they hid their fortunes somewhere on the island, protected by challenges and puzzles which only a true heir could solve and recover. So, as my last request, I invite people of the world to solve this mystery. Though I never could, and never will, I hope you that you can continue my legacy and revive Pandora.

"Thank you, and goodbye."

~*~
It has been roughly six weeks since the death of the esteemed professor, Dr. Arden Stone, which came as a surprise to everyone; he had not been seen or heard from for 30 years since he boarded a boat and promised to find 'Pandora'. His annoucement was played and replayed several times over radio, television, the internet, even on billboards. A famous professor whose work on Geology, Geography and Pokémon Biology (mainly researching why different Pokémon were found in different areas) was influential to the entire world. His popularity in the '80s is comparable to that of the Pokémon Professor Samuel Oak. His disappearance shocked all and though search parties were sent out months afterwards, no body or wreck was found. Everyone presumed he had drowned to the bottom of the ocean somewhere or had been picked off by a flock of Pelippers.

Along with his videos, co-ordinates to the mythical Pandora were also released. Skeptical at first, explorers were amazed to find that the island existed. It was a fair boat ride (a three full-day trip on a ferry) but there was a gold pot at the end of the rainbow; Pandora's fauna and flora was far different from any other region. It was a geologists' wet dream. Dozens of scientists flocked to the region to sample and research it and with them, explorers, treasure hunters and aspiring trainers searching for gold prize or a new adventure.

Jude Laughner is a reknown treasure hunter, known for his stupid amount of money and lust for more. Catching word of this so-called 'treasure-of-all-treasures', Mr. Laughner has sent out a bounty for it with a handsome reward of half of the findings to the first to find and unearth the treasure. You have approached or been approached by Mr. Laughner and inquired about this oppourtunity; you may be a trainer looking for an adventure or a normal person in dire need of money. Whatever it is, you accept this challenge and with the funding and supplies from your now dearest acquaintance, set off for Pandora.

This journey is a race. And there are no rules but win. Do what you need; collaborate, intimidate or eliminate. Along the way, there will be puzzles and riddles you'll be required to work out and items to collect, each crucial to the solving the mystery of the treasure. Pandora is dotted with campsites filled with merchants and other trainers and roads to help travellers find their way. At the beginning of your journey, you will be given a starter Pokémon, a bag of basic supplies (one Potion, five Pokéballs, an Escape Rope, Water, matches, a small knife, a tarpaulin and a blanket), 1500P and a PokéDex to track performace, position and Pokémon. If you need anything else, you'll need to buy it, earn it, find it, make it or steal it.

Sign Up

As secrets and mysteries are a key role in this roleplay, sign-ups are going to be written a little differently. There will only be four options available for you but that doesn't mean put less effort into it. I will still be looking for skilled writers, so write as much as you like! The only thing I specifically ask is that your roleplay sample be a sum up of the day(s) you contacted, met and spoke to Jude Laughner. Make it long. Make it detailed. Make it exciting! Make it good.
Name:
Preferred Starter Pokémon:
Appearance:
Roleplay Sample:

Available Pokémon:
Spoiler:

Accepted Players

  • October Carter (雷影 イチロ)
    Spoiler:
    Items: 100P
    • 1x PokéDex
    • 3x Potion
    • 5x Pokéballs
    • 1x Escape Rope
    • 1x Empty bottle
    • 1x Bottle of water
    • 1x Matches
    • 1x Knife
    • 1x Tarpaulin
    • 1x Blanket
    • 2x Rations

    Pokémon:

    TANTOR THE PHANPHY ♂ Naughty
    Pickup - Tantor may pick up items.
    • Odor Sleuth
    • Tackle
    • Growl
    • Defence Curl
    • Flail


    ZAZU THE ZUBAT ♂ Mild
    Inner Focus - Zazu is prevented from flinching.
    • Leech Life
    • Supersonic
    • Astonish


    BULBASAUR ♀ Calm
    Overgrow - Bulbasaur powers ups grass-type moves in a pinch.
    Holding a PERSIM BERRY
    • Tackle
    • Growl
    • Leech Seed
  • Julius Rupert Smith (Kiyoshi the Polar Bear)
    Spoiler:
    Items: 1500P
    • 1x PokéDex
    • 1x Potion
    • 5x Pokéballs
    • 1x Escape Rope
    • 1x Bottle of water
    • 1x Matches
    • 1x Knife
    • 1x Tarpaulin
    • 1x Blanket

    Pokémon:

    ORB OF MYSTERY THE KOFFING ♀ Sassy
    Levitate - Orb of Mystery has full immunity to all Ground-type moves.
    • Poison Gas
    • Tackle
  • Robert Hawkins (Arctos)
    Spoiler:
    Items: 850P
    • 1x PokéDex
    • 1x Potion
    • 4x Pokéballs
    • 1x Escape Rope
    • 1x Bottle of water
    • 1x Matches
    • 1x Knife
    • 1x Tarpaulin
    • 1x Blanket
    • 1x Red Orb
    • 1x Fire Stone
    • TM70 FLASH

    Pokémon:

    PAWNIARD ♀ Lonely
    Inner Focus - Pawniard is protected from flinching. 
    • Scratch


    MAGBY ♂ Rash
    Flame Body - Magby burns Pokémon on contact
    • Smog
    • Leer
    • Ember


    GASTLY ♀ Naughty
    Levitate - Gastly is immune to Ground-type moves.
    • Hypnosis
    • Lick
  • Rachel 'The Fox' Worth (Miss Doronjo)
    Spoiler:
    Items: 1500P
    • 1x PokéDex
    • 1x Potion
    • 5x Pokéballs
    • 1x Escape Rope
    • 1x Bottle of water
    • 1x Matches
    • 1x Knife
    • 1x Tarpaulin
    • 1x Blanket

    Pokémon:

    NATSU THE SLUGMA ♀ Naïve
    Flame Body - Natsu may burn the attacker on contact.
    • Yawn
    • Smog


    PIDGEY ♂ Rash
    Tangled Feet - Pidgey's evasion is raised if it is confused.
    • Tackle
    • Sand Attack
  • Rin Shavi (machomuu)
    Spoiler:
    Items: 300P
    • 1x PokéDex
    • 1x Potion
    • 1x Pokéball
    • 2x Bottle of water
    • 1x Matches
    • 1x Knife
    • 1x Tarpaulin
    • 1x Blanket
    • 1x Light Knife
    • 1x Stone glyph
    • 5x Oran Berries
    • 1x Cherri Berry
    • 1x Chesto Berry
    • 1x Pecha Berry

    Pokémon:

    FEIGN THE ELECTRIKE ♂ Gentle
    Lightning Rod - Feign draws in all Electric-type.
    • Tackle
    • Thunder Wave


    BEAU THE CATERPIE ♂ Bashful
    Shield Dust - Beau blocks the added effects of attacks taken.
    • Tackle
    • String Shot
  • Antonio Chambers (Izuya_Namikaze)
    Spoiler:
    Items: 300P
    • 1x PokéDex
    • 5x Potions
    • 6x Pokéballs
    • 1x Escape Rope
    • 1x Bottle of water
    • 1x Matches
    • 1x Knife
    • 1x Tarpaulin
    • 1x Blanket

    Pokémon:

    CRANIUM THE CRANIDOS ♂ Jolly
    Mold Breaker - Cranium can use all moves regardless of Abilities.
    • Headbutt
    • Leer
    • Focus Energy


    DRACULA THE ZUBAT ♂ Hasty
    Inner Focus - Dracula is prevented from flinching.
    • Leech Life
    • Supersonic
  • Richard Lee Ambrose (Lincoln West)
    Spoiler:
    Items: 1200P
    • 1x PokéDex
    • 1x Potion
    • 5x Pokéballs
    • 1x Escape Rope
    • 2x Bottle of water
    • 1x Matches
    • 1x Knife
    • 1x Tarpaulin
    • 1x Blanket
    • 1x Rations

    Pokémon:

    SENTRET ♀ Adamant
    Keen Eye - Sentret prevents the loss of accuracy.
    • Scratch
    • Foresight
  • Robert Macintosh (Kiklion)
    Spoiler:
    Items: 650P
    • 1x PokéDex
    • 1x Potion
    • 5x Pokéballs
    • 1x Escape Rope
    • 2x Bottle of water
    • 1x Matches
    • 1x Knife
    • 1x Tarpaulin
    • 1x Blanket
    • 3x Rations
    • 1x Repel
    • 1x Dusk Stone
    • 1x Scyther bounty note

    Pokémon:

    PINHEAD THE SHUPPET ♀ Modest
    Insomnia - Pinhead is prevented from falling asleep.
    • Knock Off
  • Alan Destin (The Final Watchman)
    Spoiler:
    Items: 1500P
    • 1x PokéDex
    • 2x Potion
    • 5x Pokéballs
    • 1x Escape Rope
    • 4x Bottle of water
    • 1x Matches
    • 1x Knife
    • 1x Tarpaulin
    • 1x Blanket
    • 4x Rations

    Pokémon:

    HAIENA THE POOCHYENA ♂ Bashful
    Run Away - Haiena always has a sure getaway from wild Pokémon.
    • Tackle
  • Benjamin Whistler (Skymin)
    Spoiler:
    Items: 1400P
    • 1x PokéDex
    • 1x Potion
    • 5x Pokéballs
    • 1x Escape Rope
    • 1x Bottle of water
    • 1x Matches
    • 1x Knife
    • 1x Tarpaulin
    • 1x Blanket
    • 1x Camera
    • 5x Pen
    • 1x Leather bound notebook

    Pokémon:

    LUCY THE RUFFLET ♀ Timid
    Keen Eye - Lucy is prevented from losing accuracy.
    • Peck
    • Leer
  • Iruzja Aleksandrov (Saturated Hue)
    Spoiler:
    Items: 1000P
    • 1x PokéDex
    • 2x Potions
    • 5x Pokéballs
    • 1x Escape Rope
    • 2x Bottle of water
    • 1x Matches
    • 1x Knife
    • 1x Tarpaulin
    • 1x Blanket
    • 1x Silver Knife
    • 2x Rations
    • 3x Oran Berries
    • 1x Paralyz Heal

    Pokémon:

    SWABLU ♀ Rash
    Natural Cure - Swablu heals all status problems when it switches out.
    • Peck
    • Growl
    • Astonish
    • Sing


    DUSTOX ♂ Quirky
    Shield Dust - Dustox blocks the added effects of attacks taken.
    • Confusion
    • Gust
  • Alexander Lance Thornmarsh (The warden)
    Spoiler:
    Items: 800P
    • 1x PokéDex
    • 1x Potion
    • 5x Pokéballs
    • 1x Escape Rope
    • 3x Bottle of water
    • 1x Matches
    • 1x Knife
    • 1x Tarpaulin
    • 1x Blanket
    • 2x Rations
    • 2x Spinarak bodies

    Pokémon:

    CUBCHOO ♀ Bashful
    Snow Cloak - Cubchoo raises evasion in a snow or hail storm.
    • Powder Snow
    • Growl
  • Logan Locks (Meganium90/Leaf Storm)
    Spoiler:
    Items: 800P
    • 1x PokéDex
    • 3x Pokéballs
    • 1x Escape Rope
    • 4x Bottles of water
    • 1x Matches
    • 1x Knife
    • 1x Tarpaulin
    • 1x Blanket
    • 1x Rations

    Pokémon:

    STARYU ♀ Serious
    Illuminate - Staryu raises the likelihood of meeting wild Pokémon.
    Holding a MYSTIC WATER
    • Tackle
    • Harden
    • Water Gun


    SPINARAK ♀ Hasty
    Swarm - Spinarak Powers up Bug-type moves in a pinch
    • Poison Sting
    • String Shot
  • Martha Elson (Grif of Hearts)
    Spoiler:
    Items: 800P
    • 1x PokéDex
    • 1x Potion
    • 5x Pokéballs
    • 1x Escape Rope
    • 2x Bottle of water
    • 1x Matches
    • 1x Knife
    • 1x Tarpaulin
    • 1x Blanket
    • 5x Rations
    • 1x Poison Barb

    Pokémon:

    GRETE THE SPOINK ♀ Jolly
    Own Tempo - Grete is prevented from becoming confused.
    • Splash
    • Psywave
  • William 'Lil' Will' Tyler (-DeepImpact-)
    Spoiler:
    Items: 1500P
    • 1x PokéDex
    • 1x Potion
    • 5x Pokéballs
    • 1x Escape Rope
    • 1x Bottle of water
    • 1x Matches
    • 1x Knife
    • 1x Tarpaulin
    • 1x Blanket

    Pokémon:

    SHELMET ♀ Serious
    Hydration - Shelmet status problems are healed if it is raining.
    • Leech Life

Rules

  • Follow all PokéCommunity and Roleplay Corner rules.
  • This roleplay is rated M for Mature. The overuse of course language or sexual references is forbidden.
  • Activity is essential, this is a race afterall. Please, do not bother signing up if you do not think you can keep up.
  • If you are catching Pokémon or walking to a not-yet annouced area, please end your post before the ball hits the Pokémon or before you reach the town/camp/route/etc. Catching Pokémon will depend on post quality (which I decide) and towns will be annouced and detailed before trainers arrive.
  • Please be fair. If battling, stealing from or sabotaging another player, be realistic. You can't just set everything on fire.
  • Do not post SPAM or go off-topic.
  • Most of all, enjoy yourself! If you have any problems at all, please, do share them with me.

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