View Full Version : The City of Ember

May 31st, 2005, 9:54 AM
I have gotten permission from Deoxys55 to recreate her old thread.

Okay, for all of you who have actually read the real book called The City of Ember, DONT SPOIL THE EVENTS!!! And I know, the book is to Jeanne DuPrau, the wonderful author. ^_^ I will be using events from the actual book, too. Anyway


In the world of eternal darkness, there is only one light. The city of Ember. The Pokmon that live in this city know only of their world, because as far as anyone knows, they are the only city in the dark land. For as long as anyone can remember, the endless food supply and light bulbs have kept the endless blackness at bay. But now the lights are beginning to flicker

It is Assignment Day, when all pokmon of twelve years of age are given a job. We are a group of friends who have heard rumors of the generator that keeps the lights running. The generator has been messing up, according to rumor, and all the citizens have noticed that the blackouts are getting more frequent

Will you draw the job that will help Ember? Is there a way out? Another city? More food? A way to fix the generator? All is up to chance.

Now, I will randomly choose which job you draw. If you dont want it, trade with someone else, instead of sending me hateful messages about it! I will have a list of the jobs, too, so you can pick the one you want (though that doesnt mean youll get it, its just required info for certain parts of the RP) Okay, acceptable and not acceptable:


* You can bring in up to two additional characters of your own, but only temporarily, and they cant be human. They also are allowed to go off plot for a small while, but they cant change the idea completely.
* If you have something to say to someone that doesnt have to do with your RP post, put it behind this: OOC. Example: I waded through the water.

OOC: Im going offline now.

* Your pokmon can talk, so you dont have to translate pika pika in every post. ^^;
* You can be any Pokemon except water, fire, or flying.
* Remember, your character is only twelve years old, so they cant be super powerful or anything.
* You can have up to three characters, just separate each of their views with three stars, if your doing it first-person. (***)


* Dont SPAM!
* No flaming, even if the person is being annoying, at least try to talk it over through PMs, or even better, dont say anything at all.
* Okay, it will be acceptable, but PLEASE try to use good grammar. Im not trying to insult anyone here, but really, it gets annoying. Misspellings, we cant help, but you can put periods and commas into your text.
* Powerplaying is even more annoying, so dont do it!
* If your not having fun, or someone makes you mad, then leave! It doesnt have to be forever, like if youre having a bad day you could take off of the RP for a while, but dont just sit around complaining.

Okay, now, the Sign up sheet:

Name: Doesnt have to be your real one.

Type: What type of pokmon you are.

Personality: If you dont know what your personality is, Im freaked.

Appearance: Is your pokmon Shiney? Missing an ear? Explain!

Favorite job: Choose from the list below which job your character wants. Remember, theres no guarantee youll get it, but it will help with things later on in the RP.

RPG Sample: This kind of explains itself. Give a sample of your RPGing skills.

Job list:

Pipeworks laborer You work down underground in the Pipeworks, where the generator is.

Messenger Get to run around a select area of town, carrying messages for people.

Supply Desk clerk Sit behind a desk and take orders from shopkeepers, then send carriers down to the storerooms for the requested items.

Electricians helper fixing dead street bulbs and house lights.

Greenhouse Helper Helps out in the greenhouse.

Building repair assistant Helps repair buildings and structures.

Trash shifter Moves trash from homes to the two giant trash heaps outside of town, at the horizon of the dark world.

Doctors assistant Binds up cuts and give medicine.

Now, these are my characters for the story that you can use as a temporary character to interact with:

Clary, the female Grovile that runs the Greenhouse.

Dr. Felinia Tower, the Chansey doctor.

Mayor Cole, the Raichu mayor of the city.

Mrs. Thorn, the Delacaty class teacher.

We start when enough people join!

May 31st, 2005, 1:58 PM
Name: Crystaleirenia Lilyuh Breezezaru

Type: Espeon

Personality: Crys is more of a people person character (people as in pokemon). She likes to talk and interact. But the one thing she likes more than people is running. Running is her passion, it's like breathing air. She really doesn't like sitting in one place all the time, but she's able to demonstrate self-control when needed, letting herself get out of most trouble.

Appearance: Crys has a sheer, shiny white coat of fur instead of the usual lavender. The round red jewel on her forehead is a diamond-shaped hot pink jewel instead. Instead of sapphire blue eyes, she has exciting purple eyes, amethyst in color. She's actually shorter than the average Espeon, therefore, is a bit faster and more agile.

Favorite job: Messenger


RPG Sample: (This is a post from an RPG called Abanddoned by RagingDragon)

The chef, as usual, walked out of the kichen door and out to the alleyway carrying the leftovers from yesterday and throwing them out to the dumpter. A big, green, graffiti-covered dumpter. The Chef, was also carrying his trusty broom, ready to knock Lea clear out of the way.

"Gale Midnight! Show yourself... I know you are here..." He said closing in on the trashcan, the one that the dark Espeon was waiting behind.

"Must you always be this suspicious about me at this time of day? A girl's gotta eat, you know. And's it's not even your freshly prepared meals!" Lea said, in her native tounge, staring him down.

"You'll never get these leftovers!! Never! NEVER!"

"Why are you protecting trash? Man, you're crazier than I thought..." With that, Lea used Double Team. "Try and hit me!"

"You're asking for it this time!" The Chef tried to hit her, but the broom missed.

Noise flooded the conversation between the two, mainly the morning rush hour and people chatting.

A broken broom and a dozen attemps later, the chef was exhausted. His chubby body can't handle Lea when the sun is shining, that's when Lea's at her best. With a smug smirk from the pokemon, she jumped onto his head and leaped for the dumpter, grabbing two, thick slabs of bacon. She then jumped onto his head once more and darted off to the park. The Chef fell on the ground.

"One day, I'll get you Gale Midnight..."

Lea made her way to the park, still chewing on the bacon slices she got from the dumpter the chef was guarding. The idea of the chef guarding trash still makes her wonder. As usual, her little friend, Sparks the Pichu meets her on the curb, greeting her.

"It's funny that the chef is still guarding trash..." Lea brought up.

"One man's trash is another man's treasure, or that's at least what I've heard..." Sparks answered, signaling that there's a green light and the street is safe to cross.

One thing that Lea has learned during her first weeks in the city is when to cross the street. At a time, Lea almost became roadkill because she didn't know when to cross. She learned that the aquamarine green light means go, it's safe to cross. The crimson red light means stop, it's not safe to cross. The tropicana orange light means don't cross or finish crossing.

As they reached the park they walked around for a bit, observing the trees, and laying on the grass. They then went their separate ways.

"I'll see you later, Sparks!"

"Okay Lea, see ya."

Lea reached the center of the park. She looked at her surroundings and spotted her set of footprints she left the night before.


"Tell me how did I get into this mess again, Sparks." The Espoen questioned, a thick slice of Ham in her mouth, while they where running.

"I thought it was no one's!! Honest!"

"HONEST?! You expect me to believe that that was no one's? Why do I do favors for you anymore?"

"Get back here with our meal!" A Houndoom barked. But not just any Houndoom. That was the leader of a gang, named Artimeus.

They ran throughout the night, running from the pack of fire dogs. They even got their paws dirty from running in the mud.

"You owe me big time Sparkiano Flareramber Pichu!" She screamed as they outran the Houndoom. "And I just washed myself too..."

"Now you can give me the ham..."

"Take it! And don't ask me to do ridicious favors ever again!" The midnight blue eyed cat retorted, giving the thick slab of pork to the Pichu. Walking back to her trash can, she looked up to the moon and sighed.

~*End Flashback*~

As she took her gaze off the footprints, her eyes landed on the the fountain. The glorious fountian where she takes her daily showers. She leapt in, and as usual, the water was clean and icy cool. Just the way Lea liked it. She like bathing in the water ever since she could remember the fisrt day she accidently fell into this spot. Many memories lies in this historic landmark. She then noticed the bite mark on her left foreleg, right after the waters stung at it. She then realized that the lead Houndoom must of bitten her and his fangs dug deep.

"You don't know how things hurt until you noticed them. And that's a quote that I shall not soon forget." She said to herself as she tried to ignore the sting sensation that was her bite wound. The sun was shining brightly, which soon reflected onto the water's surface. An idea crepted into the Espeon's mind.

'Why didn't I think about this before?'

She casted a Morning Sun Attack, which was very effective since the sun was out and high up in the sky. Her wound healed, althogh, not completely, it was just enough for it to stop stinging. The cat-like psychic pokemon leapt out of the old pool of sparkling waters, and shook off the excess moisture, revealing a puffy coat of fur. At least, not for long. By the time she ran around the park, her fur was dry and layed flat against her body, shimmery as it should be.

"It's adventure time!" Lea yelled as she walked around the neighborhood.


Here is the sprite for my character:


((If you want me to, I can do another RPG sample))

Baker's Bulbasaur
May 31st, 2005, 2:30 PM
Uuuuum, im not usually intrested in this sorta RPG, but this does sound intresting ^_^

Name: Pika

Type: Pikachu

Personality: Likes to keep himself to himself, but jumps at the chance to socialise if offered it. Is very friendsly and often pus other peoples well being in front of his own

Appearance: This Pikachu is Pink! it has a bad left hand from a working accident long ago

Favorite job: Electricians Helper

RPG Sample: ( it ok If I use one from an RPG im in? I only posted it aboyut 10 mins ago anyway, if not then ill post a new example

here it is
Baker watched on as the trainer ran to care for her beaten down umbereon and carried it back to her place before comforting it and returing it to its ball

''I must say''
I said to her in a low voice
''I am greatly impressed by the heart and determination of you Umbereon, it fought bravely and with presistence, and it defenitely has that will to win, but moreso a will to please you. however I am very impressed with you, Your battle technique was superb and you defenitely have a great care for all of your pokemon, I can tell just by the way you hold your pokemoin that there safety is you No1 priority, There is however one thing you are missing that is the key to you becoming a fantastic pokemon master, This is something I cannot explain to you, it comes throagh vigorous understanding and unfortunately a lot of pain for you and your pokemon, Butr when you find it....''
Baker stopped, he raised his chin, the wind still flowing straight throagh his hair like the sea, he took a deep breath and sniffed the air, it left him with a sort of taste in his mouth, like swallowing a blooming flower in spring, he closed his eyes and listened to the wind, he heard it speaking to him, he heard te birds speaking to him, he heard the very earth speaking to him, everything was always so much better like this, it was the only time he was truly calm and relaxed. he took a minuite to enjoy it, and opened his eyes again.
He looekd up at a tree where a male bird was covering its partner with sticks and leavs to keep her warm, and making sure its babies were ok, he smiled....and looked back down to the trainer

''And when you find it....its the most facinating thing you could ever imagine in your life, your very sould sings a song of joy to you every day and finally.....althoagh you thgink you already may be.....you are...............free''
There was a sharp intake of finnality to this last word that showed that was all he could really explain about it.
The trainer looked at haunter who was still on the floor

Do not worry, I am greatly disturbed at Haunters currrent status and nothing would sooth me more then to at least run over to it and check its safety, however haunter would prefer to be allowed the space to recover on its own and will let me treat it when it is ready, he is a very proud pokemon''
Haunter suddenly shot up and zoomed at baker knocking him half off his feet and licking him
''He is also a very lively and loving pokemon! but theres a time and place for everything!''
he said this not crossly, but with a laugh and the look on his face that you would see when watching a baby playing with a new toy, or the first time they meet Father Christmas.
baker stood up and slapped Haunter a high five
''Nice one haunter, your the greatest, you know that!''

haunter smiled
''Haunt haunt haunt haunt haunt haunt haunt''
it replied still trying to lick baker who pulled out its pokemball and returned it before whispering to it to take a long rest and hooking it back on its belt

''Now, enough talk, I believe we have an other round to finish''
he said with a smile at her
''I will allow you to choose your pokemon 1st, I am intruiged by who you will choose''

May 31st, 2005, 3:38 PM
Name: Franky

Type: male treecko

Personality:Friendly at times but when at a time of need will not back down from anyone

Appearance: a normal treecko. look at sig.

Favorite job: greenhouse helper

RPG Sample:
Alexander was walking down the road waiting for the right chance to release his Treecko, Treecky. As they walked into the park he saw a nice little spot to sit. As he released his Treecko to sit and relax a Bayleaf used vine whip to move him out of the way.
"I am sorry but you can't sit here," a strange man said from the shadows.
"This is my Bayleafs spot."
"I am sorry but I was here first, besides why can't he stay with you?" Alexander asked inpatiently. "I think you need to have your Bayleaf sit somewhere else."
How bout we settle this the right way, in a pokemon battle. That will see who gets the spot."
"Why should I agree to such a battle over a spot." I was here first so I get the spot."
"Lets say this, if you win, which you wont. You get my Bayleaf. If I win, which I will you never show your sorry face around here again. How does that sound to you buddy?"
"If you are willing to give up your Bayleaf so freely then I might as well except. Besides, he shouldn't be with such a horrible trainer. I except your challenge. Now let's get this started!"
"Treecky you ready? Good lets get rid of this creep! Bulletseed!"
"Dodge and use vinewhip Bayleaf." The Bayleaf didn't move an inch. "What are you doing Bayleaf? Move you butt and attack!" The Bayleaf looked at it's trainer and shot a
razor leaf at the trainer in the dark. The attack hit, and you know it did because of the whimper you heard from the trainer and then seeing him run.
As you were leaving the park the Bayleaf walked up behind you and pushed your back abit. From the looks of it he wanted to go with you. SO now instead of walking out with Trecky by your side. You leave with a Bayleaf to.

June 1st, 2005, 6:15 PM
Name: Keo

Type: Geodude

Personality: Rough around the eges but firnedly when you get to know me.

Appearance: Black strip down the middle of my back

Favorite job: Trash shifter

RPG Sample:
One afternoon a couple of kids were playing in the park when a trainer walked up to a bench beside where they were playing. This trainers eyes were black as coal and his hair was a shimery black, Wearing a black trenchcoat many stayed away. Afraid of what he might do. Some thought he was a freak, others a wierdo, and some a criminal.
This day was diffrent, this day we found out what this trainer really felt. A kid who was bigger than the other kids was being a bully. He was always messing with the kids
So some thought it was a game they played. Well today this bully was stopped. He wanted a toy another kid had, this kid had to be 6 and the bully was 10 so he normaly had his way with the kids. Getting what he wanted or whatever As he tried to take the toy from the kid the kid jerked away. Yelling, "this is mine go away!" The bully ofcourse wasn't going to leave. He shoved the kid on the ground and took the toy ready to leave his arm was cuaght by a strange force. He couldn't move his body at all so he was a little freaked. The dark looking trainer was having his Kadabra use psychic on the bully so the little boy could get his toy back.
When the bully left the little boy walked over to thank the trainer. He gave the trainer a hug and walked away. This was the first day anyone ever see this trainer smile.

Yami's Girl
June 2nd, 2005, 1:36 PM
Personality:Energetic and playful. She loves making friends and will do anything if you befriend her. Just don't make her mad 'cause she has a boiling temper!
Appearance:The tip of her ear is cut off, and she'll seem offended if you bring it up. Her eyes and fur are purple and her tail is blue.
Favorite job: Docter's assistant
RPG Sample: (From The Pokemon League created by Baker's Bulbasaur)
sat on a stone bench outside a lush forest.Hydro, my Vaporeon materialized from it. "Been busy?" I asked. She stuck up her nose and sat on the bench beside me. She sat like a queen. I rolled my eyes. Hydro saw this and gave me a Hydro Pump, knocking me off the bench. "Crabby ,today?" She snorted and jumped off the bench. A trainer came up to me. He was wearing a fire printed bandana and tie die shirt. As for his pants, they were beat up. "Wanna battle?" He asked. Hydro looked at me hopeful. "Sure. A warm-up never hurt anyone."
Hydro stood at the ready and the trainer grabbed his pokeball. "Go! Swellow!" A Swellow, with black wingtips, appeared infront of him. "Hydro Pump!" Hydro jumped and released a jet of water towards Swellow. "Dodge!" Swellow flew in the air. "Again!" I shouted. Hydro used Hydro Pump on the ground to propel herself and once close enough in the air to Swellow, released another Hydro Pump. With a start Swellow was caught off-guard and hit. Hydro landed as did Swellow, only on his back. Swellow quickly recovered as his trainer shouted:"Drill Peck!" My eyebrows raised. Hydro just stood there.
I thought madly. Swellow was powering up its attack. Think! Then it hit me. Swellow was now charging towards Hydro. "Use Aurora Beam!" A rainbow ball appeared in Hydro's mouth. It got bigger and bigger. Swellow was almost on top of her. "Now!" The rainbow ball turned into a beam and hit Swellow directly on his stomach. Swellow flew back into his trainer.
"Your good," said the boy. "But I'll be back!" Hydro snorted. "Nice Job, Hydro."

June 4th, 2005, 5:42 AM
Name: Saphire
Type: Jolteon
Gender: Female
Personality: Saphire is a strong minded girl that loves to be in the center of attention. When Saphire is alone though, she cries over the loss of her parents.
Appearince: Jolteon (http://file://localhost/Users/student/Desktop/Pokemon/pokemon%20pictures/Jolteon.gif)
Favorite job: Messenger
RP Sample:
Ding, Ding. I shot my head up, looking around. I grumbled slightly, putting my head back down on my soft paws, I drifted off to sleep.

"Saphire. Shaphire. Saphire!" A loud voice erupted my sleep, "Since you seem to sleep at this time, you must aready know this stuff, unlike everyone else. So, tell me, What attack would a use Charizard use on a Blastoise?" I, once again popped my head up.

Around me, nineteen pokemon stared at me. Looking at my teached in the eye, I aswered, "Uh... Hydro pump."

"Saphire!" My Teacher, walked up to me and smacked my face, "Thats for not paying respect to me. Now head home cause you don't belong at school today." Her puny sized fingers pointed to the door.

"Right," I mumbled, slowly picking myself up.

"And here," My teacher thrust a pile of papers in my hands, "Do these while your at it." I groned, grasping the pile of papers. I waved good bye to everyone, rushing out the door. What a story I would have to tell mom and dad, I thought. Oh, wait. I can't. Small tears formed as I remembered my father falling into the river of doom. My mother tried to help him, only falling in herself. Now Ruby (My sister) and I have to take care of our selves.

Pokemon Breeder Cyan
June 4th, 2005, 6:16 AM
Name: Buta
Type: Swinub
Personality: Buta is a quiet and a coward. He doesn't like to talk and will try his best to avoid large crowds. Buta is also a cry-baby and almost everything can make him cry.
Favorite job: Doctor's Assistant
RPG Sample: "Wake Up, Little one, Wake up" Buta's mother whispered softly into his ear and walked out. Buta stretch and gave a tiny yawn. "The sun is up, it's time to play." he said and rushed to get himself tidy and clean.

Soon, he was out and went downstairs to have his breakfast. When he was downstair, all he could see was his breakfast on the table with no one around. "That's odd, where is mum and dad?" he thought. Buta walk to the table and started eating his breakfast.

After he finished, he grabed his bag and went to the door. "Bye Mom, Bye Dad"he said and heard his parents reply and wished him good luck. Buta was soon outside. The sun was shining brightly, the flower's smell so heavenly, Buta didn't have time, he headed straight to the playground. "Hey guys, I'm finally here." he waved and everyone
waved back.

Trainer Kat
June 4th, 2005, 6:25 AM
It isn't too late to sign up, is it?

Name: Rin

Type: Chikorita (F)

Personality: Rin puts on a happy face when she is around others, but inside she feels terrible. She was abandoned when she was born and had to fend for herself, making her emotions mixed at times. She tries to never show any emotion but happiness, but sometimes others see through her mask.

Appearance: Rin is blue, unlike other Chikoritas. The tip of her leaf got torn off in an accident. Because of this, her grass attacks are weaker than usual.

Favorite job: Greenhouse Helper (This is what Rin wants. I think that Pipeworks would be a better job for her, because due to her weakness it would be interesting for her to have a difficult task.)

RPG Sample: (It's a prologue for her)
"Goodbye, Rin!" Yue yelled after Rin. Rin turned around, smiled, and waved with her free hand. Yue was the Girafarig that ran the Mini Mart down the road. Rin showed up to buy food occasionally, but with her limited money, it was usually something small and less than a dollar.

Rin lived in her own home. She once had money saved from her old job, but the money was nearly depleted. She had trouble with food, and she usually went to the Mini Mart only once a week, spending less than a dollar every visit. Rin was always hungry and couldn't do physically demanding tasks, like construction, since she would need to use her Razor Leaf, probably. That was the strongest grass move, after all. She was not only young, but the tip of her leaf had gotten torn off, weakening her more.

Rin pushed the door open to her house and put the bag on the table. It tipped over, and its contents spilled out. A small bag of cheese puffs and a stick of gum rest on the table. She sighed. The house was small, but practical. It was all that she could afford. She wasn't renting it, and it was all paid off. There was no point in selling it.

Rin went into the small bedroom. There were two posters on the wall and a small bed in the corner. The bedroom was about the size of a small closet. She flopped down on her bed. Why couldn't she be happy like normal eleven year olds? She looked at the posters. One was of a beautiful Persian, obviously a model. The other was a cute Pikachu, a childhood actor. Rin had found the posters while going through other pokemon's trash for food. She had had no luck finding anything but banana peels and rotten orange slices, which she would have eaten if oranges weren't toxic to Chikoritas. She came across the posters, which she liked, since she couldn't get anything of the sort normally.

This was when Rin decided to move. She had heard of a city called Ember. It was worth a shot. What could it hurt? She was trash. If she died on the road, no one would care. She could die here. If she died on her way to Ember, at least she would be trying to make a difference. She took the posters down, put them, the gum, and the cheese puffs in the bag, and walked out the door.

After a year living in Ember, it was Assignment day. This was when all twelve year olds were given jobs. Being twelve, Rin would get a job. She had heard the rumors of the generator failing. She could get the job that would save Ember. She braced herself, looked to her friends, and waited to hear the rest of her life determined.

June 7th, 2005, 1:42 PM
When do we get to start? I want to find out my job

June 7th, 2005, 2:39 PM
Well I think we have enough members now. I will PM your jobs to you. Until then here's my profile and the first post. (Sorry I'm going to borrow Deoxys55 post and profile because that's how it'd be anyway.)

1. Name: Bright
Type: Furret
Personality: Ongoing, friendly. Has a very short temper, can run almost as fast a a Grovile, and can talk three times faster.
Appearance: A normal Furret, except her tail. The last stripe on her tail is a lighter shade of brown than the others.
Favorite job: Messenger

2. Name: Zander
Type: Umbreon
Personality: He takes eveything seriously. When hot-tempered, he sometimes acts before he thinks. But, he is kind to his friends, whoever they may be. Wants to fix the generator.
Appearance: A once again normal one, but his tail is a bit more ruffled.
Favorite job: Electrician's helper

3. Name: Lizzie
Type: Skitty
Personality: Talks very fast. She is Bright's best friend. She is friendly, and has a bad habit of giggling.
Appearence: A small pink Skitty with a yellow stripe on her tail.
Favorite job: Greenhouse Helper

Okay, I will begin, and maybe this time the RP will get somewhere..

IC: The graduating students occupied Room 8 of the Ember School. On Assignment day of the year 241, this classroom, usually noisy, was sitting completely silent. The desks were arranged in four rows of six, one behind the other.
In the last row sat a slender Furret, named Bright. She was genlty whisking her tail about, sometimes turning to look over at Zander.
In the second row was a Umbreon, Zander. He sat with his shoulder's hunched, and his tail twitching impatiently.

Trainer Kat
June 7th, 2005, 3:03 PM
OOC: Awesome. This sounds really fun, it won't die.

IC: Rin sat at a desk in the far corner of the room in the last row. She was nervous, in her mind too weak to do most of the jobs. She swung her leaf from side to side, growing impatient. She bit her lower lip. She was so nervous, she could barely contain herself. "Rin, it's going to be ok," she said to herself. She grabbed the bottom of her seat to keep herself from fidgeting, and waited.

June 7th, 2005, 3:08 PM
OOC: I have sent all of you your jobs. Once you make your first post the guest of honor will arrive.

June 7th, 2005, 3:22 PM
Franky sat in the first row third seat. He did not know what was waiting for him or what he was going to be doing. He sat there quietly like he was meditating. He was upright on his tail with his legs crossed and his arms were the same. Just like he was waiting for something.

June 7th, 2005, 3:38 PM
There was a soft nock on the door and Mayor Cole walked in with a scowl on his face as if it had been them who were late. "Welcome Mayor Cole." Said Mrs. Thorn holding out a paw. Mayor Cole was a rather fat Raichu. He smiled at Mrs. Thorn and shook her paw.

"Hello Mrs. Cole." He began looking around the room. "Today is Assignment Day. Today you will all get your jobs and go out into the city to work." Mayor Cole paused, his eyes moving slowly to each student. "What will your job be eh? Well you are about to find out." He placed a small bag on Mrs. Thorn's desk and patted it lightly. "You will all come up here one at a time and draw a job from this bag. You will then read the job you have drawn outloud to the class. Now who would like yo go first?"

A young Skitty named Lizzie jumped up. "I would."

"Very good. Come up here."

Lizzie scampered up to Mrs. Thorn's desk and placed a paw in the bag and pulled out a folded slip of paper. She unfolded it and looked at the words printed on the paper. "Desk Supply Clerk." Lizzie read aloud. Her face was expressionless but Bright could here the disappointment in her voice. Lizzie smiled and went back to her seat.

"Ok who's next?" Asked Mayor Cole.

Trainer Kat
June 7th, 2005, 3:47 PM
Rin snapped out of her daydream. "Oh, uhh, I will be I guess..." she said. She walked up and pulled a piece of paper. She got her job. "Building Repair Assistant." Her heart sank. How well could she do this job? She touched her leaf and let out a loud sigh before walking back to her seat.

June 7th, 2005, 4:02 PM
The little Espeon jumped out of the chair and made her way to the bag. Using her psychic powers, she grabbed a slip of paper. The paper looked brand new, and it floated into the cat-like pokemon's paws, the electric blue aurora wearing off. Crys' amethyst purple eyes read the slip. In an emotionless tone, she said "Doctor's Assistant" out loud. You can't see it but she's very disappointed. But it's fair at least, she can understand that much of it. Crystaleirenia just hopes that it's a place where she could at least run around a bit, maybe not very fast, but run nonetheless. With a sinking heart, she walked back to her seat, sighing in defeat. But all is not lost. She just hopes that someone gets Messenger and is willing to trade for her job. Her foot tapped on the ground impatiently as the next pokemon went up.

June 7th, 2005, 4:09 PM
Zander couldn't wait any more. He jumped up and walked up to the bag. He took a deep breath then reached his paw into the bag and withdrew a slip of paper. He stared at the words written on it for a minute then said, "Messenger." He threw the paper to the floor causing Mrs. Thorn to gasp and Mayor Cole to say, "Disgraceful." Zander marched back to his seet and flung himself down.

"Disgraceful." Said Mayor Cole again. "You should be happy to serve your city. It is an honor to work for Ember. Only if we work can our city prosper."

"But the city is not prospering." Shouted Zander standing up. "There are blackouts all the time now. The suppiles are runninglow too. The city is..."

"Zander sit down." Said Mrs. Thorn quietly walking over and placing a paw on his shoulder.

"What is your name son?" Asked Mayor Cole.

"Zander." He snapped sitting back down. Bright stared at him in disbelief.

"I will remember you. So who is next?'

June 7th, 2005, 6:03 PM
"I will," I whispered. I slowly walked up to the large pokemon. He should have been a Snorelax, I thought, looking at his round belly. I pulled a paper out. Trash Collecter. I threw on the ground, walking to my desk.

"Well, what is it?" Mayor Cole asked. I turned my head.
"We're all waiting," He said impaitenly.
"Trash collecter," I muttered under my breath.
"What? I couldn't here?" Mayor Cole asked again. I held my breath. Thanks to Mayor Cole, My parents died. He gave them Pipeswork job. It's all his fault. My eyes glowed.

"I got the Trash collecter job," I yelled. Kids in my class began to snicker. It turned to a laugh when I walked over to Mayor Cole.

"Trash Collecter," I screemed in his large ears. Everyone began to cry of laughter. I saw one pokemon run out of the room. Hope he made it to the bath room on time.

June 7th, 2005, 7:01 PM
OCC: Pokegirl909 Me and TreekFreak traded...he is the greenhouse helper and i am the the electricain if ya wanna trade...

June 7th, 2005, 7:26 PM
Okay! I'll do that. Here you go. Randall has Trash Collector Job. Pokegirl has Electrition's Helper Job.

Baker's Bulbasaur
June 8th, 2005, 7:33 AM
THe yojng male Pikachu, named Pika, was leaning in a bright corner of the room, looking on silently as his friends got up and chose there job assignments, he smiled at them as they sat down. The mayor bellowed again

''so who is next?''

Pika decided to take his turn, he stood up straight and with a smile walked up to the mayor and said in his high voice

''I will go Mr Mayor''

The Raichu nodded and {Pika put his hand in the bag and drew out a slip of paper, he read off of it

''Electricains assistent''

He smiled

''alright, this should be great!''
He thanked the mayor weith a handshake, and silently walked back to his place next to the wall.

June 8th, 2005, 9:35 AM
OCC:Unless you traded with pokegirl909 you can't be the electricain's helper..

IC: "Anyone else?" the mayor said in a deep tone........A Geodude looked up at the mayor and said, "I geuss it's my turn...I walk up to the mayor and reached in the hat..."Trash collector...what I was made for..." Keo said as he sat down.

Yami's Girl
June 8th, 2005, 9:36 AM
A female Raichu named, Zap, was sitting in her chair, impatient. She twitched her tail. She wanted to hop around or anything. She couldn't keep her energy in her body. Her checks started to spark.
"Who's next?" Said the mayor. Zap jumped up.
"I'll go!" She said. She bounded up to the front and picked a piece of paper. She looked at it in dismay.
"Pipeworks laboror...." She quietly walked back to her seat. She sank deep into her chair. She hated being down there, and now she'd have to work there.

::Hey, Crystal! If you want can I trade with you? I wanted to be a doctor's Assistant.::

June 8th, 2005, 1:30 PM
OOC: Yes he can be Electricians Helper. Like in the book I put more Electricians Helper than any of the others. Three while only two of the others. Oh and you were uh, supposed to trade in the RPG. ^_^

Bright couldn't stand waiting anymore. She jumped up from her seet and hurried to the desk. She drew a piece of paper and stared at the words written on it. She felt her voice catch in her throat. "Pipeworks Laborer." She said in a choked voice. She walked slowly back to her seat feeling depressed.

Trainer Kat
June 8th, 2005, 2:36 PM
Rin approached Bright. She had sensed the disappointment and fear in her voice. Building Repair Assistant. It was easier than Pipeworks. She felt that if she could help a friend in need, she would try her best.
"Bright?" Rin said, trying to get Bright's attention. "I got Building Repair Assistant. If, you'd like to trade..."
It was a good thing she was optimistic. As far as Rin was concerned, it really didn't matter what job she had. Sure, she was weak, but she didn't mind it underground. Being a grass pokemon, it was kind of comfortable. And if she died, what did it matter? She was trash anyway.

June 8th, 2005, 2:39 PM
Am I to late?
Name: Cebe

Type: Suicune

Personality: Caring, kind, nice, and loves aventures.

Appearance: My pokemon is Ninetails because I saved it from a pokemon hunter.

Favorite job: Greenhouse helper.

Trainer Kat
June 8th, 2005, 2:47 PM
OOC: Cebe, you cannot be water type.

June 8th, 2005, 2:49 PM
OOC: You are a Pokemon and you cannot be a water type.

Bright looked at Rin and smiled. "Uh maybe." At this point Zander walked up to her.

"Uh hi Bright. Look I know you want messenger so do you want to trade?"

"Yes!" Cried Bright happily. "Oh sorry Rin. I got excited and forgot about you. Um if you really want Pipeworks maybe someone else will trade." She smiled as she traded with Zander.

OOC: This is how the book goes so sorry if it ticks anyone off. If anyone has read the book and would like to take over Zander please feel free.

OOC: There's only one messenger and that's lame so I will give messenger to one person who asks first.

Trainer Kat
June 8th, 2005, 3:11 PM
OOC: I feel I have to read the book now! XD
Rin smiled. "Oh, geez, no!" she laughed. "I only did that because of how disappointed you sounded! Can you imagine me down there?"

June 8th, 2005, 4:06 PM
Hey, I'll do it. But only 'cause you have both main characters.

Cece, since im going to be zander, do you want to take over saphire? (if its okay with Alana)

Yami's Girl
June 9th, 2005, 7:21 AM
Zap walked up to Rin. "Hi, Rin," she said. "Listen, if you want, I've got Pipeworks Laboror, and if you want to trade I'd be glad to." Building repiar assistant wasn't exactly her favorite job, but it was better than the Pipeworks. Zap twitched her blue tail, and her purple fur bristled. Her father had worked in the Pipeworks. He wasn't here anymore. He died there. No one was really sure how it happened, but he was dead, and dead is dead.
Zap's mother was a Messenger. She had the latest gossip. When Zap learned her father had died. She swore she would get back at the mayor. Hopefully Rin would trade.

June 9th, 2005, 4:44 PM
Keo walked to the corner and thought to himself, "If I die no one will notice or care. No one has even noticed me in here. But who would notice a trash collecting Geodude?"

Trainer Kat
June 9th, 2005, 5:14 PM
Rin thought about it for a minute. She smiled at Zap. "Sure!" she said. Being down by the Pipeworks...it wasn't bad. Maybe she could be the one to fix the generator. She smiled at Zap again.

Yami's Girl
June 11th, 2005, 7:18 PM
Zap couldn't control herself, she wrapped her arms around Rin.
"Thanks!" She suddenly relized what she was doing and released her hold. Her eyes showed she was embaressed.
"Sorry..." She muttered. "I'm really happy you traded though!" Zap walked back to her desk. Now she might have a chance to get back at the mayor. Mabye if his building needed some repair she'd damage it even more, so it wouldn't be able to be fixed. She rubbed her paws. He tail twitched.
She'd find a way. Oh, yes she would!

June 11th, 2005, 7:39 PM
"When do I get to go and die alone in the trash world? I am sick in tired on waiting on this lets go."

June 12th, 2005, 9:48 PM
Bright stretched and bounced around with excitment. Finally Ms. Thorn said it was time to go. Bright got up and darted out of the building. She took the quickest route home running very fast. She passed the Grovyle who ran the green houses named Clary. "What job?' She called.

"Messenger!" Bright called back. Finally she reached her house and darted inside. Her grandmother owned a yarn shop and it used to e very popular and well kept. But her grandmother was getting on in years and the shop was a real mess. "Grandma I'm a messenger!" She called happily running up to her sleeping grandmother.

Her grandma woke and looked at her. "Don't be silly you're a school girl."

"But today was Assignment Day and I am a messenge."

"Oh wonderful." Cried her granmother clapping her paws together. She was an old Furret but a kind Pokemon. "Messenger is the perfect job for you."

Yami's Girl
June 13th, 2005, 8:28 AM
Zap sighed with relief. She could finally leave! She ran out the door. She bounded up the street towards her house, she stopped at the doctor's office, which was on her way. Dr. Felinia Tower was outside sitting on a bench.
She must not have any patients, or she'd be inside, Zap thought. She rushed over to the doctor.
"Get you job?" asked the Chansey.
"I got a job, but not here," Zap replied. "I get to go repair buildings!" The Chansey doctor nodded.
"Sounds lile fun!" Zap nodded the started again towards home. When she arrived, her little brother, Sparks, who was a Pichu, was playing outside.
"I got a job, Sparks!" Zap announced. "I'm a Building Repair assisatant!" Zap's mother, Thundercloud, came out.
"Sounds good," she said. Zap nodded. She couldn't wait to start her job!

June 22nd, 2005, 4:12 PM
Keo waltzed out of the room wondering how his day was gonna go. "I am shifting trash," he said to himself. "How do you think it is gonna go."

June 22nd, 2005, 6:08 PM
Bright talked with her grandmother about her job for a few minutes then went to find her young sister Poppy. Her little sister was a small Sentret. She tottered along on unsteady legs. Bright scooped up her little sister and spun her around. "Hey Poppy your big sister's a Messenger. Isn't that great? Are you happy for me?"

"Hoppy hoppy." Poppy cried happily clapping her small paws together. Bright laughed and danced around the room with her little sister.

June 22nd, 2005, 6:19 PM
Walking to the edge of the city Keo heard sounds from the darkness and was a little afriad of what was out there. He didn't know if it could or would kill him so he kept in the light but the darkness was full of mysteries. He wondered what was there sometimes but was to scared to go. He started loading trash in the truck when he heard a small squeak. It startled him but he didn't move. He looked down and saw a small Treecko.
"Well how did you get this far? Maybe you came from the darkness. Can you talk?" Keo asked the little Treecko. The Treecko just squeaked. "I geuss not. I will take you to th compound when I head back." Keo said as he put the mudkip in the truck.

OCC: Sorry! I fixed it.

June 22nd, 2005, 6:20 PM
OOC: Water Pokemon don't live in Ember. ^_^

June 23rd, 2005, 9:15 AM
OCC:I fixed it! Is a Treecko ok?

June 24th, 2005, 3:34 PM
OOC: Yeah Treecko's fine. ^_^

June 24th, 2005, 3:44 PM
OCC: looking back i see that now...I will try to look before i type.