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Old September 8th, 2012 (04:46 AM). Edited September 10th, 2012 by Apotheosis.
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BRIGHT L I G H T S


A Kanto Journey
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rated: T

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THE STORY

Two months ago, a bright explosion occurred in the skies above Kanto. The cause was unknown. Over the coming weeks, things started getting strange around the region. Gym leaders suddenly behaved more arrogant and became as good as impossible to defeat. People from Silph & Co, the largest and most wealthy company in Kanto, were spotted in places where they didn't normally have any business being. A tension fell upon the region, but police and authorities seemed oblivious.

Then, just about one month ago, the nature itself started to become strange as well. Climates changed locally; some routes suddenly grew hot as deserts and in others it suddenly started snowing. Viridian Forest grew denser and more hostile than ever before and the Safari Zone had to be closed down because of restless pokémon. But still, the only ones who seemed to want to investigate all of this, was a group of scientists.

One of them, named Ambella Coal, was living on Cinnabar Island. When she was on a field trip on the countryside one day, the slumbering volcano suddenly sprung to life and had a minor eruption. As she was caught in flames, thinking this would be the end of her, the fire was blown away, clearing a path for her to escape by. She glimpsed a shape against the smoky sky, the shape of a bird...

Convinced that it was the legendary phoenix Moltres that had saved her, she started reading up on the legends of Kanto and found some things that could explain the strange climate changes. But not the reason that they had even started in the first place. She needed to investigate. Calling up her most trusted colleagues around Kanto, she formed a plan. They needed to be stationed in their own labs to research and evaluate data, but someone also needed to gather the data they needed to make sense of Kanto's predicament. They needed trainers.


Ambella chose to recruit potential trainers around Cinnabar. Teenagers who wouldn't attract too much attention whilst going on their mission - if anybody asked, they were just regular trainers traveling the region, trying to defeat the now all too powerful gym leaders. Indeed, Ambella Coal asked of them to train hard and confront the leaders in order to figure out what was wrong with them. But another goal was also to try and meet every kind of wild pokémon now living around Kanto, in order to map the change in fauna over this past month. Because anyone who ventured outdoors over the past month had noticed the new, foreign species crawling around.

The Cinnabar trainers who agree on helping the scientists will receive a pokédex, courtesy of professor Oak in Pallet Town, and the scientists will sponsor them with money for supplies, lodging and pokéballs. Together, they hope to uncover the shady secrets of Kanto and save whatever there is to be saved. And possibly even become great trainers along the road...



THE ROLEPLAY

You will be a teenager living on Cinnabar Island. You own one pokémon already and are approached by Ambella Coal, a person you know to be part of the wealthy noble family Coal who own the fabulous Cinnabar Mansion. But Ambella has always been the black sheep of the family; when the others focused on being nobles and making even more money, Ambella just wanted to study pokémon. For one reason or another, you accept her offer about the journey and mission.

Kanto will look mostly the same as usual but might have some new gym leaders, new pokémon found in the wild and some routes will look different in terms of weather and climate.

I will keep track of how many pokémon you have seen and captured. Regard it as a competition between the player characters, if you will! Another competition is of course to beat the gyms before the others.

You are all posting in the same timeline and thus you can interact at any time - as long as you are roughly on the same time of the day of course. Let's forget about weekdays. But you can of course choose to post alone if you wish to explore or do stuff on your own.



SOME RULES

- Rating for the RP is T, which means too descriptive violence or too physical romance is not allowed, but some relatively foul language is ok.

- You can make up your own minor NPCs whenever you want. Just make sure that your posts still revolve around your main character. When I make up NPCs, you may only play as them if I state that it's ok.

- If you're about to proceed into a new area, wait for me to describe it first.

- If you want to encounter a wild pokémon, write about somehow encountering one without saying what pokémon it is - hearing a noise, see some grass move or make the wild pokémon spot you from behind or something like that - and then end your post. I will decide what wild pokémon pops up, using pretty much randomness! Among the pokémon I have planned for a certain route, of course.

- If you decide to capture a pokémon, you don't have to wait for me to approve it. You may capture a pokémon in whichever way you want - just make it believable enough or I'll let you know that you need to shape up.

- Levels will not exist. Instead, I will let you know when your pokémon is able to learn a new move or evolve. I won't completely follow the canon Leveling Up movesets for pokémon; what moves can be learned will be affected by what your pokémon experience, where it is and who it faces. Also, it you want it to learn a certain move, you can ask me for it.

- You are allowed to carry as many pokémon on hand as you wish to. If you don't want to carry a certain pokémon, you can store it in a PC at a pokémon center. When entering official battles though, like gym battles, you are only allowed to keep 6 pokémon on hand.

- If you are accepted, make sure to read through all the other accepted SUs as well! I want everyone to get a feel for each other's characters.



APPLICATION FORM


details
NAME: (first and last)

GENDER: (female or male)

AGE: (13-17)
appearance
BODY: (what do you look like?)

CLOTHING: (what clothes and accessories will you wear on your journey)
personal
PERSONALITY: (describe what you are like in general and how you act together with others. Make sure your character is not completely flawless, please)

INTERESTS: (what are your interests / hobbies / particular likes?)

DISLIKES: (what don't you like?)

HISTORY: (write a little about where and how you grew up and were brought up. Include how you got your pokémon)
pokémon
SPECIES: (the pokémon you will own at the start of the RP. You may have had it for as long as you wish. Choose just about any non-evolved, non-legendary pokémon, please. And preferably not the same as another player. I'll let you know if I want you to change species. I will specify its moveset when you are accepted)

GENDER: (what gender do you want your first pokémon to be?)
RP sample
(give me a recent RP post of yours, to give me an idea of how you are going to write in the RP)


To get the formatting, just copy and paste what's in the box inside the spoiler:

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[INDENT][I]details[/I][INDENT]NAME: (first and last)

GENDER: (female or male)

AGE: (13-17)[/INDENT]
[I]appearance[/I][INDENT]BODY: (what do you look like?)

CLOTHING: (what clothes and accessories will you wear on your journey)[/INDENT]
[I]personal[/I][INDENT]PERSONALITY: (describe what you are like in general and how you act together with others. Make sure your character is not completely flawless, please)

INTERESTS: (what are your interests / hobbies / particular likes?)

DISLIKES: (what don't you like?)

HISTORY: (write a little about where and how you grew up and were brought up. Include how you got your pokémon)[/INDENT]
[I]pokémon[/I][INDENT]SPECIES: (the pokémon you will own at the start of the RP. You may have had it for as long as you wish. Choose just about any non-evolved, non-legendary pokémon, please. And preferably not the same as another player. I'll let you know if I want you to change species. I will specify its moveset when you are accepted)

GENDER: (what gender do you want your first pokémon to be?)[/INDENT]
[I]RP sample[/I][INDENT](give me a recent RP post of yours, to give me an idea of how you are going to write in the RP)[/INDENT][/INDENT]





THE PLAYERS


- Red's Hawt Chibi Pelippers (Auryn Reins with Remoraid)
- Mr. Mammoth (Irwin Macalister with Treecko)
- Vato (Fonse Loneheart with Zigzagoon)
- Kiklion (Deandra Maycomb with Aipom)
- -Sam (Fiona Cole with Doduo)
- PsychoJigglypuff (Eli King with Azurill)
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