Rated: T (For Blood, Violence, Language, and Some Content)
Note: This takes place on a completely made up region. No names of places from the games or shows exist here. Also, no humans exist in the RP. This is a world of Pokemon.
"Harmony never truly dies, and neither does chaos. If chaos returns to the world, light will follow in its rebirth."
Once upon a time, in a world ruled by Pokemon, there existed a nation that united Pokemon under the slogans of freedom, love, and peace. This nation eventually became known as Valkaria, and the government that ruled it the Alpha Alliance. The core of the Alpha Alliance is what kept the nation together. They were the Gold Tribe, a group of elite Pokemon peacekeepers who protected the Alpha Alliance and made it a place of harmony and happiness. For years, the Gold Tribe defended the Alpha Alliance from a multitude of threats. However, none have been as prominent as the Dark One, Darkrai.
The history of the fighting with Darkrai began over 2000 years ago. At that time, he was defeated at the cost of many lives. Darkrai was successfully imprisoned and hidden away from the world in a small but powerful device known as the Silver Crystal. However, Darkrai’s will was too powerful to be contained even in the Silver Crystal, and eventually, portions of his might began to pour into the world again, despite still being trapped. Wars were fought and much blood was spilled as Pokemon fell under his command and slaughtered all in their path. For Darkrai’s power is fueled by the darkness, chaos and malice of this world. It is through these traits that he could control and corrupt other Pokemon, and it is through these traits that he could return. The violence fueled him, and when he had gotten enough power, he broke out of his prison and returned to the world once more.
Thirty years ago, the Pokemon of the Alpha Alliance managed to stop the Dark One after he was finally released from his prison in the Silver Crystal. With the help of the Gold Crystal, the Silver Crystal's counter, he was defeated. Yet he was not destroyed, and he vowed one day to return:
"Darkness and chaos. These will always exist. I will never become just a memory."
Instantly, plans were made to ensure that should he ever return, they would be ready. Yet the Pokemon of Valkaria understood that finding and fighting Darkrai would only benefit him. Open war would be exactly what he would have wanted, as violence would fuel his strength. Instead, the Pokemon of the Alpha Alliance decided to try and find another solution.
The last, and perhaps only solution they had left.
Since Darkrai fled, much has happened in an effort to be prepared. In order to achieve complete transparency on the enemy, Pokemon began moving about the country to spread the message about Darkrai and the history of their battles. Records from the Golden Catacombs (the unofficial, private library of the Gold Tribe) were made public, and all across, Pokemon became more knowledgeable about the Dark One.
Yet this knowledge wasn't just kept inside the borders of Valkaria. Soon, expeditions were sent outside of the borders of their home by multiple groups, including the Gold Tribe and the Seekers. While they varied in their approaches, they had two overlapping goals: to spread the tales and terror of Darkrai, and to search for signs of Cresselia (whose energy was inside the Gold Crystal), the counterbalance of Darkrai, and the supposed one Pokemon who could stop the spread of Darkrai's chaos.
As the years passed by, Darkrai's presence had begun to strangely decrease. Sightings of his minions or the Dark One himself became less common. Then they became rare. Eventually, not a whisper was heard of him at all. Some from the younger generation began to question whether he had ever existed at all, while the old veterans continue to cling onto the dark memories of long past.
It has been exactly thirty years since Darkrai was defeated in Gold City by the Pokemon of Valkaria. Things have remained relatively quiet, though whispers and rumors of strange activities beyond Valkaria's borders have begun to reach their ears. Regardless, a large festival and party is scheduled to be held in Gold City to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the victory, in which Pokemon from all walks of life are invited.
The festival coincides with the announcement that Benedict "Scar" Tiberius, second-in-command of the Gold Tribe, will be retiring and the leader of the Gold Tribe, Lyn "Guardia" Reed, will choose a new second-in-command. Guardia has also declared that the day immediately following the party, she will lead a new, more aggressive expedition beyond Valkaria to find additional signs of Cresselia...or Darkrai. The expedition is open to more than just the Gold Tribe.
You will be arriving in Gold City to attend the 30th Anniversary of Darkrai's Defeat, whether as a member of the Gold Tribe (Valkarian or Beatrucian), Seekers, Sharp-Eye Corporation, or Thieves.
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Title: (if Gold Tribe)
Faction: (Valkarian or Beatrucian Gold Tribe, Thief, SEC, or Seeker)
Appearance: (if any distinctions from normal)
Moveset: (6 max)
RP Sample: (Taken from recent RP post or newly written)
- True Epicness as Razathiel, the Dreadmage
- Lord Sephear as Callimer "The Emerald Sentinel" Vian
- Megaman765 as Snype
- Greiger as Penance "The Madman" Malum
- SV as Abel "Atrox" Onderon
- Kiklion as Annabeth Serta
- Geras as Rattles
- Geras as Cythera Hallas
- Megaman765 as Able
- Claire Bear as Mei Yun
- All Standard PC Rules Apply
- All Standard RP rules apply
- Respect your fellow RPers. No godmodding, bunnying, etc.
- No post length below what is written in the RP rules
- Try to remain active! Obviously, things can come up, but be sure to keep me in the loop so that I can accommodate you.
- Most importantly, have fun!
- Lyn "Guardia" Reed/Zangoose - Leader of the Gold Tribe since the end of the Silver War thirty years ago.
- Benedict "Scar" Tiberius/Mienshao - Current second-in-command of the Gold Tribe. Used to be a corrupted servant of Darkrai known as a Sentinel during the Silver War, but was saved.
- General Grett/Sceptile - One of the three Generals of the Alpha Alliance. By far the youngest elected General in Alpha Alliance history, after being elected last month to power.
- General Riken/Conkeldurr - One of the three Generals of the Alpha Alliance. As a Commander back in the Silver War, he helped the Alpha Alliance reclaim their homeland.
- Former Commander Thomas Blake/Hypno - Former Commander of the Alpha Alliance and current leader of the movement known as the Valkarian Exposure. They believe that Darkrai did not appear in the closing moments of the Silver War and that the story was a cover-up of Gold Tribe members betraying their own tribesman and creating the Silver Tribe. Thomas Blake ran against Grett in the election for General a month prior to the beginning of the RP.
Alpha Alliance Army/Citizenry
The Alpha Alliance is the nation of peace and prosperity. They are protected at their core by the Gold Tribe, but the Alpha Alliance itself has most of the army under its command. They have upgraded their weaponry to feature protected, powerful Hyper Beam Cannons throughout the cities of Valkaria. The Alpha Alliance is led by three different Generals, who are appointed by the Pokemon citizens. Players can choose to be an Alpha Alliance soldier, citizen, or one of the three Generals (only one General spot is available).
The Gold Tribe
The Gold Tribe is a group of elite, highly-trained Pokemon who are and were the core of the Alpha Alliance. They are peacekeepers, the Alpha Alliance’s first and last line of defense against powerful enemies, and those who threaten the peace and freedom of the Alpha Alliance. Members of the Gold Tribe treat each other like family, often referring to each other as fellow ‘brothers’ and ‘sisters’ of the tribe. The Gold Tribe is selfless, putting the Alpha Alliance and their citizens above all else, even their own safety. They have a deep sense of honor and duty, and treat Pokemon, especially other members, with respect. The Gold Tribe is usually led by a leader, elected often by the previous leader to whom they believe is most worthy. This person on many occasions is a son or daughter of the previous leader, but not always. There is also a second-in-command. Gold Tribe members tend to be identified by Golden emblems/insignias that each member wears somewhere on their bodies, either as a necklace, a bracelet, an armband, etc.
There are two major differences which have occurred in the Gold Tribe in the last 30 years. The first is that acceptance into the Gold Tribe has become more rigorous. The trials of the Gold Tribe trainees were always difficult, but the current leader, Lyn “Guardia” Reed, has also ensured that they are a test not just of ones physical and mental capabilities, but also an analysis of the content of one’s character. For this reason, many Pokemon who would have gotten in on their strength alone were turned away. The second major difference is that they no longer encompass just Valkaria. The Gold Tribe has become a true international entity, having ties, alliances, and even bases in multiple nations and countries. Players can choose to be a member of the Valkarian Gold Tribe or the Beatrucian Gold Tribe.
Sharp-Eye Corporation (SEC)
The Share-Eye Corporation, or SEC, is a business developed and constructed by Hanso SharpEye, formerly ‘TrueStriker’ of the Gold Tribe. After the Silver War, Hanso left the Gold Tribe, and began acting a mercenary and guard for hire. From there, after discovering a sizeable wealth left in his nearly-destroyed mansion, he utilized it to hire mercenaries, soldiers, contractors, and advisors to the Alpha Alliance as a third party agent, as well as invest in technologies by a Raichu scientist named Demas. Of those technologies include a machine which allows the Pokemon exchange a move they know for a new one (TM swap), as well as many other useful technologies that help in defending the Alpha Alliance.
One of the most important tools Hanso and the SEC have brought to the public is something they refer to as the Network. The Network is a psychic link between Pokémon. Basically, a team of psychics are set up in every major city, and some minor ones. The Psychic Pokemon link their minds in such a way that creates mental barrier across that city to prevent teleportation willingly, greatly strengthening their defenses in most cities. The Network also makes travelling easier for allies, who can travel between cities, being identified by the city's psychics as someone who is allowed to pass, and then teleported by one city's psychics to another. The Network has gone beyond Valkaria too, being established at or nearby cities of other nations/countries, should they have accepted iit. However, as the SEC is seen as a third party rather than part of the Alpha Alliance government, most countries generally have allowed their presence to some degree. This has been crucial in establishing alliances and bonds with the other countries, and demonstrates how important the SEC has been.
Formerly known as the Affiliates, an underground criminal group, the Seekers are a group created by Penance “The Madman” Malum, a former Gold Tribe member. As the Affiliates, the group operated mostly against the Gold Tribe in order to further Penance’s goals. The Gold Tribe and the Affiliates often were on opposite sides, tangling on multiple occasions in Cape City prior to the Silver War. After the war began, the two sides temporarily joined together to defeat a common enemy. When Darkrai was defeated, Penance created the Seekers with this main goal in mind: to seek Cresselia wherever she may be. They would do this by going out into the lands and spreading the tales and messages of what they had encountered.
To become a Seeker, one must go through a rigorous test, which begins with a year long course on the nature of inner darkness, the manner by which it exists in every Pokemon, and how to fight it. If they pass the tests, they are admitted as Seekers. The new seeker is then enlisted in one of the three branches: become a teacher to help others fight against darkness, a defensive soldier who protects cities from those who are corrupted, and those who go out and spread the mission, as well as fight against any corrupted they meet.
The thieves have been the natural enemies of the Gold Tribe for many, many years. There was once a Lucario named Arnold who sought to change the norm of society completely in the Alpha Alliance. Instead of rules and regulations and laws, he advocated for the abolition of every law and rule known to Pokemon. He believed then the Alpha Alliance would become a completely free society, and everyone could rule themselves. The view had quite a bit of supporters, who followed Arnold. But it had harsh criticism too, believing it to be too rash, and too heartless. In this system, burglary, assault, murder and all other crimes would become second nature, as if nothing was wrong with it, and nothing could stop it. But Arnold wanted to go ahead with his plans. Gathering up all of his supporters, he attempted to launch a revolution that would bring his dream to reality. The Gold Tribe fought this rebellion and ultimately finished it. Those who managed to avoid captivity fled to Eden Forest and made it their home. The forest was like a labyrinth, and eventually the Gold Tribe stopped immediate pursuit of Arnold. There had been multiple attempts over time to burn them out to stop them, but the forest seemed to have a life of its own, always somehow putting out fires and replenishing the forest. The forest became almost independent of the Alpha Alliance, coming solely under the jurisdiction of those inside, as they were the only ones who learned how to navigate it. Over time, it became a safe haven for all types of criminals (excluding murder) and those inside renamed it the Thieves Forest.
The Gold Tribe and the Thieves have occasionally gotten into a few bouts over the years, including during the Silver War. However, after the thieves were nearly annihilated by the Silver Tribe, they allied themselves temporarily with the Alpha Alliance to bring the Silver Tribe down. When the war was over, Lyn “Guardia” Reed, leader of the Gold Tribe, decided to pardon the remaining thieves for their previous actions on the condition that they not resume their previous activities as renegades. Snype, new leader of the Thieves, brought back all the survivors to the forest, and since then, they've been relatively quiet, being spotted only on a handful of occasions. It is rumored that Snype somehow managed to expand the Thieves to other countries, but that has yet to be confirmed...or denied.
Karn was said to have been built on the bones of a thousand Pokemon, and kept with the blood of a thousand more. The Pokemon of the Empire of Karn are as cold as the land they inhabit. Winter is common in Karn, being present in the nation most of the year. Karn’s capital is the city of Daggen, which has been destroyed and rebuilt over a dozen times. They are and have always been a warring nation, valuing strength and power above all else. Those with strength should utilize it, and those without strength should move aside, or be swept aside. It would not be an uncommon act to see a Pokemon challenge another to a duel upon the street, as most arguments or debates are often settled with duels, and often more than not, they are to the death. It is considered an insult to decline a duel with anyone. Fighting is also a means to rise from desolation. In Karn, strength is all that defines you, including your position in the empire. The lines between the rich and the poor are blurred because it is not the rich in power and the poor that are starving. It is the strong that control the government. Here lies one of the most unique aspects for opportunity in Karn. Even the poorest Pokemon in all of the land could rise to the top. The Empire is ruled by the Emperor, who is not chosen by divine right but rather by blood and victory, through combat. The Emperor of Karn is quite often the strongest Pokemon in all of Karn, until their rule is challenged, usually through a duel. Directly underneath the Emperor are the 5 Grand Generals, the 5 Pokemon thought to be second in strength and power to the Emperor of Karn. It is often one of them that are typically challenging the Emperor for the throne.
Because the Empire is ruled by the strong rather than those who are most fit to rule, like the wise or the intelligent, the Empire is constantly in turmoil. There have been hundreds of new governments and Emperors that rose through coups and duels. As is often the case, these new Emperors are not in power very often. An example of a recent government that rose and fell is the Order of Neoverse, where Emperor Galleon reigned on the throne of Karn. Furthermore, the country is constantly in economic strife and civil war. In fact, it is often jested that a year without some sort of unrest or turmoil in Karn is a bad omen. However, beyond all of the trouble the country is constantly in, Karn has one of the most powerful armies of any country. The current Emperor, Edgar Rionart, is the second longest reigning emperor in the history of Karn.
Alliances: The Alpha Alliance was initially hesitant in pursuing any sort of relationship with Karn given the history of the two countries. For many years, the Gold Tribe avoided them altogether. However, with the Seekers failing to establish any foothold in the country, the leader of the Gold Tribe, Lyn “Guardia” Reed, decided to take a group of Gold Tribe members into the borders to make contact about 17 years ago. The contact began violently, but ended with a surprising acceptance of the Gold Tribe by the Emperor. The Emperor listened to the Gold Tribe’s tales of Darkrai, and permitted limited travel into his borders, as long as the traveling parties were Gold Tribe.
Currently: Officially neutral with the Alpha Alliance. Encourages open persecutions of Seekers upon sight. Allows limited SEC Network presence in one location outside of the capital solely for Gold Tribe usage. No relation with Tollen. Still technically at war with Anatellia, but currently an armistice. Bad relationship with Beatruce, who has been at war with Karn many times in the past.
Tollen is a kingdom located north of Valkaria. It’s capital is Argime, and has been ruled by the bloodline of Narron for over four centuries. However, despite its status as a monarchy, the citizens of Tollen have enjoyed a variety of privileges, including the suffrage on decisions of the state, as well as guaranteed protection and well-being. Most of the rulers of Tollen over the years have been benign, and often adhering to the will of the Pokemon they rule, though occasionally some of the nobility have been known to abuse their power. They are Pokemon of civility, being just in their causes, and unfaltering in their determination.
However, they are also a Pokemon of country and duty, believing in the necessity of service beyond all else, particularly to the crown. For this reason, there is compulsory military service expected of every Pokemon for a minimum of two years. During those two years, Pokemon are evaluated based on their service. If it is found that you perform your duty poorly, your commanding officer will elect to keep you in the military for an extended period of time, and move you to areas closer to Tollen’s borders, where the most danger resides. They are officially called the Guardians of the Borders, but many have nicknamed them the Hellguards. It is consistently considered the least favorable outcome of military service, though there have been cases of a minuscule amount embracing their roles. If your duty is thought to be performed adequately, you are allowed to be discharged from military service and re-enter civilian life. However, if it is found that you have performed your military service exceptionally, your commanding officer is allowed to give a recommendation for you to join the Royal Knights of Tollen. The Knights are the royal guards of the Monarchy and the capital, and considered to be the best of the best. The position is highly prestigious, but the more appealing benefit is the sizable income a knight receives upon joining, as well as the benefit and safety of being stationed in the capital. However, many officers are known to take bribes, so many soldiers who are recommended to the Royal Knights end up being from wealthy families rather than based on their merits or skills. The Royal Commander of the Royal Knights is the highest military authority in the land, having control over all of the Royal Knights, the military and soldiers, and the Guardians of the Borders.
Tollen has its own history with Darkrai. Over 100 years ago, Royal Knights were sent from Tollen to Argos to participate in the Dark Tournament along with the Gold Tribe from Valkaria. Their reason for participating was the sudden sickness of their King, which they believed the Ultimate Power could cure. However, like everyone else in the tournament, they were deceived and soon found themselves in a fight for their lives. The emissaries of Tollen fought side by side with the Gold Tribe and prevailed, but upon victory, both the Gold Tribe and the Knights agreed that bringing home the full stories of the horrors of Argos would be unwise. The Knights of Tollen returned and relayed the story of Argos, but told the entire tale only to the ailing King and his successor, though stories of the brave Pokemon of the Gold Tribe are still occasionally told among the Royal Knights.
Alliances: Upon re-contact with the Kingdom of Tollen by the Pokemon of Valkaria about 26 years ago, many were split upon their feelings. Much of the nobility of Tollen viewed the Gold Tribe as part of the reason the Royal Knights were unable to obtain the Ultimate Power over a century ago, and thus the reason then King Reylas Narron died of his sickness. Thus, they grew to not trust them. However, King Sofon (King 26 years ago), knowing the full story in Argos, quickly accepted an alliance with the Gold Tribe and Valkaria. King Sofon accepted both the SEC and the Seekers as acceptable organizations within their borders, seeing the importance to spread the tale of Darkrai. SEC’s Network was also accepted and three points of entry were established in Tollen (one in Argime).
However a few months ago, King Sofon had passed away due to old age. His son had died some years before in a hunting accident, leaving the crown in the hands of his young daughter Aleena. Since Aleena’s coronation, relations between Valkaria and Tollen have been strange and somewhat strained. Talks between Tollen and Valkaria became less common, with the last one having taken place nearly a month ago. Two of the Network points have been closed permanently, and the last one had been “temporarily severed”, as the Tollenians put it, due to “internal imbalance”. Most of the Seekers who were found were removed, with the reason given being “population management.”
Currently: Strained alliance with Valkaria, Gold Tribe, and the Seekers. One open access point through SEC’s Network, but currently disabled. No relationship with Anatellia. Historically disdaining of Karn, but maintains neutrality. Trade agreements and small alliance with Beatruce, but recently they've backed off on it as well.
Anatellia is a most peculiar country, if one can even call it a country to begin with. It has no singular central authority to form a united government, mostly because there are about dozen different factions within Anatellia gunning for some level of control. These separate “sects” have been warring with each other over all manner of ideals and traits, such as politics, Pokemon species, and type. Yet none have been fought for more prominently than religion. Anatellia is one of the most religious regions known to Pokemon, and also one of the most religiously diverse. Here, Pokemon worship many different legendaries besides Arceus. Some worship one or two additional legendaries along with Arceus. Some worship all the legendaries along with Arceus. Some even choose not to acknowledge Arceus as a higher power at all. The creation myth for Pokemon can be heard a hundred different ways in Anatellia. There are also many shrines and temples which have been erected that are dedicated to the different Pokemon the Anatellians worship.
There have been approximately half a dozen primary sects that have continuously held the most strength in Anatellia. These sects are further divided between the ‘warrior zealots’, who handle the crusading on behalf of their religious sect, and the priests, who handle the prayers and interpretations of the messages of the legendaries. In some cases, those priests believed to be enough spiritually in touch with the legendaries were said to have communicated with them.
Over the past few decades however, a slow change began to envelop Anatellia. A young Pokemon named Gaiyo Nyys, (more commonly now referred to as The Historian) began to rise through the ranks of one of the sects. Using his sharp wit, talented persuasion capabilities and constant pursuit of knowledge and truth beyond anything else, Gaiyo began to bridge loose alliances and pacts between the sects. Violence began to decrease, though not entirely vanish. Many Pokemon became less extremist and more in pursuit of knowledge and spirituality. The sects of Anatollia slowly began to be morphed into more of a gang-like structure, with the Historian controlling the largest one, the Sons of Arceus. Many took The Historian’s direction of the gangs, with numerous members now seeing their sect as a measure of pride rather than religious devotion (though religious faith still runs deeply in many gangs). Now, the closest thing Anatollia would have to a government and ruler would be through the Historian and the Sons of Arceus, who control the capital of Reverence and much of the eastern part of Anatellia. Gaiyo prefers to see himself as a mediator between the gangs and their current loose, shaky alliance, which has been the closest thing to peace and stability the region has ever had. Many are slowly accepting his system, though many too still resent it.
Alliances: The Historian is extremely cautious on who he lets within Anatellia. Many outside influences are seen as a threat to the loose order he has created. When the Gold Tribe attempted to come to Anatellia 22 years ago, he firmly barred them. Any future attempts by them or the Alpha Alliance has been met with hostility. However, the Historian has taken a liking to the Seekers, particularly interested in what they had to say about Darkrai, whom he had never trusted as a legendary. He developed a strong friendship with the leader of the Seekers, Penance Malum. However, Karn has always been enemies with Anatellia, practically regardless of the sect.
Currently: No relationship/hostile to the Alpha Alliance and the Gold Tribe. In an alliance with the Seekers. Allows SEC presence for Seeker usage. Currently the Sons of Arceus and close allied gangs have trade agreements and a semi-alliance with Beatruce. Still technically in open war with Karn, though no major battles have been fought in some time. No relationship with Tollen.
Beatruce, beyond anything else, is a country of endurance. Over the course of its existence, it has been the target of famine, war, and disease. Yet still, over their many years as a nation, the Pokemon of Beatruce have continued to press on. Through their hardships and their experiences, however, they have grown wise and calculated. They are an open country, willing to establish relationships with anyone granted that the costs of such a relationship would not outweigh the benefits. Beatruce is not a nation of honor or blind pride, but rather one of fairness. Among their most sacred laws is equivalence, whether in trade, benevolence, or crime. Fairness is something they pride themselves on, whether it be delivering an equitable punishment or a just reward. Debt is something they also believe in repaying, and expect too to be repaid.
Beatruce has had the chance for a grand set of experiments of governments throughout its existence, including the identity as a kingdom, dictatorship, and oligarchy. They eventually decided that the most fair way to govern is to allow the Pokemon whom they govern the power to make decisions of the state: a democracy. The country was therefore split up into fifteen districts, each with a representative chosen by the people. The fifteen representatives are considered the Senate of Beatruce. The Senators also elect among them by vote someone to represent them and the country at large, whom they call the Overseer. The current Overseer, Julian Oriah, has been in power for 3 years.
Alliances:Upon first contact with Beatruce 25 years ago, the Gold Tribe were surprised to learn that they were quite receptive to them. Though the Beatrucians didn’t quite believe in the tale of Darkrai, they quickly came to arrangement with the tribe after witnessing their skills in combat in helping them put down a minor rebellion, and again when a relatively large bandit strike threatened one of the north districts of Beatruce. The Gold Tribe was allowed to stay within Beatruce as honored guests, and eventually after a few years establish a permanent base in the capital of Surina. It also helped their reputation that they had fought and defeated the Order of Neoverse in the past, with Karn and Beatruce being long and bitter enemies. SEC and the Seekers were extended the same courtesy, with Network points being established in a handful of cities where the districts voted for them.
Currently: Alliance with the Alpha Alliance, with bases for the Gold Tribe, Seekers, and SEC inside the country. Maintained trade agreements and small alliance with Tollen until recent developments within Tollen alienated them. Maintains trade agreements and semi-alliance with Anatellia. Bad relationship with Karn.
History of the War with Darkrai
Also Known As Challenger/Hunter
Goodbye PC...for now.
Ermahgerd! FIRST! RESERVE ME SV!
Name: Warren Karkanos
Faction: Valkarian Gold Tribe
Appearance: A couple of links are provided. Other than the average Blastoise, he is a bit bulkier, and far more fit for close quarters combat.
Getting Ready to Charge
Warren is going to be the "hardened veteran" this time around. This guy saw some serious sh*t during the previous war with Darkrai, and he's even seen a bit of sh*t since then. He is a hardened warrior, meaning his discipline on the battlefield is stronger than his love of alcohol, which is astronomical. When on downtime he may be found in the local tavern, the camp ale storage, or the training ground. Although Warren is a drunkard and a brawler, he's an honorable and courageous drunkard and brawler. His dedication to the Gold Tribe is unquestionable, and his hatred of evil emanates off of him tangibly. Although he drinks a lot, he likes to get things done. Warren does what he does to the best of his ability, and that's destroy everything he possibly can.
Warren is both loud and rowdy: The life of the party. He'll be the first to lead the bar in a drinking song. He's friendly in an odd sort of way. He's kind to newcomers. He'll show them around the camp, introduce them to people of note, and, finally, seal the deal with a mug of ale. Warren will not consider himself friends with you until you toasted mugs of ale together. This Blastoise has a strange appreciation for one who is willing to sit down and swap battle stories, something he excels at from his years in the Alpha Alliance. To him there is nothing more honorable than fighting in a cause that you believe in. That's why he fights so avidly for peace.
In battle, Warren does what he wants. There's really no particular strategy for it, but he doesn't really need it, considering that his cannons decimate everything in his path, and his physical prowess exceeds that of most soldiers. If he took part in a fantasy RPG party, he would be the tank. He's fond of protecting those smaller than himself, and is willing to dive into the depths of Hell and back to bring his friends to safety. Or his acquaintances. He really doesn't discriminate. As long as you have a drink with him, he thinks the world of you.
Moveset: Hydro Pump, Aqua Jet, Skull Bash, Earthquake, Ice Beam, and Flash Cannon
RP Sample: A reason post from Gimmiepie's Fragmented.
Also Known As Roach
I'm battin' a thousand!
Name: Joshua Vensworth
omg there's no gender slot plshalp
Faction: Gold Tribe (Nationality TBA)
Personality: (Work in progress)
History: (Work in progress)
Moveset: (I said work in progress damnit!)
RP Sample: (Will add when the rest is done)
And I saw his face in close-up tryin' to give it all he had, and sometimes his eyes betrayed him, you could see that he was sad.
And I tried to rock on with him, but I slowly became bored
Could that man on stage with everything somehow need some more?"
<Challenger> and GastlyGibus are reserved!
I also realize that there's a lot of info here, so if anyone has any questions about their SU, or anything at all, feel free to ask here, or in PM/VM. I can also help in creating a character if need be.
Also Known As Logical Cabbage (previous username)
A Very Big Altaria Fan
Begin Again#Return of the Titans#Pokemon Earth and Sky#Outbreak
I should probably make a list in the first post of all reservations.
PokéCommunity Supporter Crystal Tier
Also Known As Pink Goddess, Naku
Discord Nickname Nakuzami
Naku promises to try and stay here for the whole thing this time
Pretend Naku doesn't have a history of disappearing randomly
Naku appreciates this.
PokéCommunity Supporter Crystal Tier
Erm... Righty. SU in a bit. Okey-doke. That seems to be done.
Name: Cassius Omin
Fire Punch - Curse
Will O' Wisp - Shadow Punch
Dark Pulse - Ice Beam
RP Sample: (Taken from recent RP post or newly written)
Also, I forgot to add in the Appearance part of the SU, so feel free to put that in. It's not that big of an issue though if your character doesn't have any big distinctions from the species.
PokéCommunity Supporter Crystal Tier
Also Known As Sephy, Jon
Believe in the you that believes in cheese
Title: The Emerald Sentinel (Usually just called Sentinel)
Faction: Valkarian Gold Tribe
Appearance: Cal certainly stands out in a crowd (Not just because he's 8 feet tall and 500 pounds of muscle either) He's almost what you'd see of a shiny Dragonite (if that's what they call'em in this world) but his sparkling scales are a much deeper emerald green, and the membranes of his wings a royal purple. The only other physical difference Cal has from other Dragonites is slightly larger wings that don't look so small on his body by comparison like the rest of his kind.
Personality: When Cal was younger he was very gentle, and kind of skittish, partially thanks to his size. After the deaths of his and Kaveri's parents he became a bit more outgoing, but his self esteem didn't go up much thanks to feeling like a burden on his sister.
Nowadays Cal is a far cry from his old self, he's confident, and never backs down from a challenge. Sometimes he can seem cold and no-nonsense or even downright aggressive, but only if he thinks someone is being rude or presents a threat. So far the only one Cal can let down his veil of strength around is Kaveri, he's always very gentle and kind with her or children. After spending so much of his early life having to be protected by Kaveri and Wildfire he refuses to let anyone around him have to fight if he can help it, and would gladly take on danger himself to keep others from it, especially his sister.
In a serious battle Cal has no mercy and will pound his opponent into the ground with overwhelming strength and ferocity until they cannot fight anymore one way or the other, or if they can prove they're not a threat to his allies. Everything Cal has done since his final evolution has been to transition from the protected to a protector, and nothing matters more to him than keeping those important to him safe. He still has the same gentleness of his youth in him, but he won't hesitate to crush anyone who tries to hurt those under his guard.
History: Callimer was still practically an infant Dratini when the war with the silver tribe erupted and their father died not too long after, leaving him to watch helplessly as their mother wasted away and his sister was forced to do everything she could to keep them going. Since there was nothing he could do to keep them afloat financially he always tried his hardest to keep there spirits up. Kaveri was always a great big sister but their mother... she'd completely checked out, she was so devastated by her husband's death even her children seemed to cease being important to her. Despite their best efforts their mother's inner pain eventually seeped into her physical being and she literally died of a broken heart.
The siblings were sent to an orphanage so they could at least have some semblance of stability as they grew up. The orphanage was very close to a cemetery specifically for members of the Gold Tribe and, although he was too young to know much about the tribe or the war Kaveri was a different story. Cal didn't like being away from his sister and after her first few trips to the cemetery he started to go with her, and every time they went she would tell him as much as she knew about the Gold Tribe and what great heroes they were. A fire had been lit in Kaveri's belly by a member of the Gold Tribe she'd met on one of her solitary trips to the cemetery, and her determination to become like her inspired Cal a bit as well.
The next year-and-a-half at the orphanage was surprisingly uneventful for the siblings considering how hard they were working, partially because Cal wasn't much of a sparring partner. But Kaveri grew a lot in both senses of the word, and it made Cal proud to see the kind of pokemon his big sister was becoming. After the revival of H.A.S was announced the siblings went on yet another trip to the cemetery, and this time Cal finally got to meet Wildfire himself. There was something very inspiring but simultaneously somber and sad about the Infernape, and it really hit home when Kaveri asked her why she always came there and they were told about Hunter.
Wildfire apparently wondered about the siblings herself, because as soon as she finished telling them about Darius and her goal to keep training future generations she asked Kaveri why they came to the cemetery so much. When she heard about their predicament, she declared she would adopt them, she'd been an orphan herself and wanted to save them the same way Hunter had saved her.
While Wildfire wasn't exactly the gentlest or most easygoing mother, she didn't lack for devotion to the children, and they loved her for it. She taught them how to fight, even if her overuse of the life flames kept her from using battle moves, and she made plenty of time for them to learn more academic and mundane lessons as well. When Cal was 12 Kaveri enrolled at H.A.S to finally pursue their dreams, sadly Cal was too young just then, and had to wait another two years to join her.
When Cal finally got into H.A.S it wasn't going too well for quite a while, Cal excelled at the academic aspects of the school, but even with Wildfire's training he struggled at everything physically oriented. However he managed to just barely struggled through with rigorous training from Wildfire and what help Kaveri could give him, until his second year at H.A.S and Kaveri's final. In the middle of a class Wildfire's usage of the Life Flames finally caught all the way up with her and she collapsed in front of all her students, a month later she was dead, gone just like that. Cal had lost his mother again, if anything it was much worse than the first time, he understood it more and he loved Wildfire more than he'd loved their real mother. Wildfire, at least, never abandoned them. They struggled with their grief for a little bit, but Cal was determined to make Wildfire proud of him and he didn't allow himself to mourn for long.
Not much time passed between Wildfire's death and Kaveri's graduation from H.A.S, Cal cheered louder than anyone else and was so proud of her, but for the first time he realized she couldn't help him anymore and felt truly alone. At the beginning of his third year at H.A.S Cal evolved and it felt so good, he could finally keep up with the other trainees in the more physical trials, for the first time in his life Cal felt competent on his own. His next two years went rather smoothly, until his final exam. The knowledge portion of the test was easy, but when it came time for the battle test he seemed to lose his composure. The only thing that turned things around for him was the thought of letting down Wildfire after she'd done so much for them, she'd always given him just as much of her attention in training as Kaveri, even though he'd always been so useless.
Cal released a twister to slow down his proctor and gathered as much of his energy and determination as possible, and just as his opponent crashed into him he pulled off a use of Draco Meteor, the onslaught of energy projectiles and small explosions did the trick. Cal passed, and even though he didn't notice at the time his teacher made sure to mark down that the Draco Meteor's had glowing blue cores and were wreathed in black flames, Cal later claimed his Draco Meteor was "a gift from his mother".
Finally it came time for Cal to sit down with Guardia, the leader of the Gold Tribe herself. Surprisingly the whole thing actually went fairly uneventfully except for it's ending. Eventually the topic of Cal's ultimate goals came up, and after his impassioned speech about wanting to be a protector for once instead of being protected, and his intent to keep his sister safe. A bit of observation on his sparkling green scales and his seemingly one-track mind in being a guardian she thought of a title for him herself. At the suggestion of being "The Emerald Sentinel" Cal knew it was perfect, and with that out of the way she seemed satisfied.
After what felt like an eternity of being a useless burden, he'd done it, not only had he made something of himself but he was in the Gold Tribe! Cal took the opportunity to link back up with Kaveri, and from then on the two siblings did as many missions as possible together, and made a formidable team.
During Kaveri and Cal's 7th and 5th years respectively in the Gold Tribe, they were sent with one other member on a recon mission to investigate stories that some ancients had survived the war. In reality the stories were not idle gossip, but neither were they true. Some bandits with a grudge against the Gold Tribe had circulated the story of surviving ancients in an attempt to set up the perfect ambush. They appeared and attacked so quickly that Kaveri and their comrade were wounded and disabled quickly, with enemies closing in on them as their vision faded, only Cal made it through the first attack relatively unscathed thanks to his serpentine body. They woke up a short while later to the sight of a deep-green Dragonite fighting all the bandits by himself, and most of them had already been taken out.
With the team back together again they quickly dispatched the rest of the bandits, when they returned Cal''s title was decidedly earned. Everyone who heard what happened was astounded by the fact that he'd kept any of the bandits from getting to Kaveri and the other member before they could fight again, despite how many hits he took in the process.
For the next 13 years both siblings continued their service in the Tribe, rising through the ranks and gaining their individual reputations, and a reputation for how devastating they were when fighting together. Every chance he got Cal threw himself into danger to keep others from harm, he never lacks for confidence anymore.
Moveset: Ice Punch, Roost, Extremespeed, Superpower, Outrage, Draco Meteor
Ability: Inner Focus
RP Sample: http://www.pokecommunity.com/showpost.php?p=7938571&postcount=111
And this one!: http://www.pokecommunity.com/showpost.php?p=7962441&postcount=115
Yes I know three sample is overkill but I LOVE THOSE POSTS SO MUCH, and maybe you'll enjoy them enough to want to read all three anyways, so here: http://www.pokecommunity.com/showpost.php?p=8030718&postcount=119
Shocking, isn't it?
Name: Kaveri Vian (Sometimes called Caviar by her friends)
Faction: Valkarian Gold Tribe
Personality: Kaveri has always been incredibly optimistic and cheerful, always having a smile on her face and a sparkle in her eyes. Perhaps an offset of her constant optimism, or maybe the cause of it, Kaveri has seemingly boundless energy and can act quite childish at times, pulling silly, harmless little pranks, often in an attempt to lighten the mood or cheer someone up; these pranks sometimes include her practicing her pick-pocketing skills she learned from Wildfire, thought she always returns what she takes right away, and she only does this with her friends. There's very little that can get her down; even when her parents and Wildfire died, she only mourned for a short time before bouncing right back to her lively self, determined to keep living her life to the fullest. Once Kaveri decides something's not going to deter her, she'll push her way through until she makes it to the other side. Even when the obstacle seems impossible, she'll find a way to overcome it. Besides having unwavering determination, Kaveri also has utmost confidence in her abilities. But then, she's good at what she does, so why wouldn't she be? Even when she's beaten, she doesn't dwell on it too much, and her confidence always remains. After all, she reasons, if she goes into battle doubting herself, then she's certain to lose. This confidence has a way of infecting others, as she always gives her comrades the most encouragement she can, in her own way.
While a serious Kaveri isn't something that is usually seen, she knows when it's time to get down to business and stop goofing off. She had learned responsibility at an early age, so she took her duties very seriously. However, even when she is serious, she doesn't always appear to be. The smile never leaves, and there's always a laugh or joke on the tip of her tongue; she simply can't stand tense atmospheres, after all. When fighting, she prefers to get things done quickly - but of course, she had to call them a few names and just get on their nerves before taking them down. While she works well with just about anyone she's paired with, she prefers fighting alongside Callimer and there's no one she trusts more than him.
Anger isn't something Kaveri usually shows, but if you do wanna tick her off, all you need to do is make some terrible joke about parentless kids, or degrade your own parents. When her parents died, she was at just the right age for it to hit her hard, even if she did keep up a strong appearance at the time for the sake of her family. She won't outright smash your face in, but if you continue on and ignore her warnings, you'll learn what it's like to go up against an enraged Floatzel of the Gold Tribe.
History: Kaveri was a 6-year-old Buizel when the war with the Silver Tribe began. Her father, a Floatzel in the Alpha Alliance army, died during the first invasion, leaving Kaveri and her younger brother Callimer in the care of their Dragonair mother. However, their mother went into a state of depression after her husband's death and pretty much gave up on life. As the older sibling, Kaveri learned responsibility pretty quickly, as it was up to her to keep the small family together, as she watched out for Cal and tried to encourage her mother to start moving forward. It wasn't enough, however; their mother eventually faded away and died of a broken heart. Only a month later, the Gold Tribe defeated the Silver Tribe and ended the war.
Kaveri and Cal were sent to live in an orphanage, which just so happened to be near the cemetery where all Gold Tribe members were buried. Kaveri was enthralled by these great Pokemon, envisioning them as mighty heroes, and she would often go to the cemetery just to stand by the gate in respectful silence. It was here that she met Daricka "Wildfire" Cambar of the Gold Tribe, and one of the ones who had fought against Darkrai. Wildfire was there to visit the grave of her mentor, Darius "Hunter" Chalmers, but when Kaveri came upon her, she was attempting - and failing - to gather enough energy to create a Focus Blast.
Kaveri was completely enamored by Wildfire, confidently stating that one day, she wanted to be like her. Wildfire was at a bit of a loss at first, but the black-flamed Infernape seemed to resolve herself soon enough and left Kaveri with these words: "If you really do want to be like us, don't wait until you're older to start working toward it. Start building your character now; then when you're ready, look for me at H.A.S. I'll be waiting."
Kaveri took Wildfire's words to heart, and from then on worked to change herself from the inside out. She was still the ever optimistic, confident, teasing, hyperactive Buizel that even her parents deaths hadn't been able to change, and she'd already learned a great deal about responsibility after watching over Cal for nearly two years. However, she also started to develop a more caring and courageous personality, and even became just the slightest bit more humble. When she was able to, she'd even practice fighting; this never went well, however, and she didn't really have anyone to practice with, since Cal wasn't much of a sparring partner. Basically, she was aiming to become what she imagined a member of the Gold Tribe should be.
A year and half later, news spread throughout Valkaria that the Heroes Alliance School (H.A.S.) had been successfully revived by through the efforts of Gold Tribe members Wildfire and Blitzkrieg. A few days after the news reached Kaveri once again went to the Gold Tribe cemetery, this time bringing Cal along with her. To Kaveri's delight , Wildfire was there visiting Hunter's grave again. Kaveri was curious as to why Wildfire kept coming back to this particular grave, and especially why she was back here now when she hadn't been for over a year. Wildfire explained that Hunter had taken her in when she was but a young Chimchar, living on the streets of Gold City. As for why she was only returning to his grave now, she told Kaveri that the last time the Buizel had seen her at the cemetery, she had made a promise to Hunter: to do her part to prepare future generations to bring Darkrai down once and for all. And when H.A.S. had been revived, she felt the need to return here and let Hunter know that she was one step closer to fulfilling her promise.
Kaveri wasn't the only curious one; Wildfire questioned why she came here so often, and if Kaveri and Cal's parents would even approve of them being out on their own when they were still so young. When she learned that they were orphaned during the war, she contemplated their situation in silence for a few moments before announcing that she would adopt the both of them, her reason being that she sympathized with them, having lost her parents at an early age as well, and she also respected Kaveri's spirit.
While Wildfire was more of a mentor than a mother, she may as well have been both to Kaveri and Cal, young as they were. Kaveri didn't care that Wildfire didn't cook them spectacular homemade meals or tuck them in at night. What mattered to Kaveri was that Wildfire made the time to train her and Cal. Most of said training involved basic martial arts and not much actual battling with moves, since Wildfire wasn't actually capable of using any moves. When Kaveri and Cal asked about the reason for this, she told them about her Life Flames. The Life Flames were basically an especially powerful from of the Blaze ability, and they could be activated at any time; however, they drained the user's life force. Wildfire had used her Life Flames one time too many during the war with the Silver Tribe, causing her to lose the ability to summon energy for moves, which is why she hadn't been able to create a Focus Blast back when Kaveri first met her. Since this forced her to retire from full-time participation in Gold Tribe activities, she made up for it by refounding H.A.S.
Wildfire may or may not have also taught Kaveri some of her less... savory skills from her days on the streets. Pick-pocketing being one of them.
When Kaveri turned 14, she enrolled in H.A.S. Having been training with Wildfire for the past 5 years, she at first believed that she would be leagues ahead of all of the other students. However, she soon learned that she still had much to learn; not just about fighting and strategy, but also about discipline, respect, and honor. Cal joined a few years after Kaveri, and the older sister continued to look out for her younger brother all through their time together at the school.
In the middle of Kaveri's final year at H.A.S., Wildfire's overuse of her Life Flames finally caught up to her and she collapsed in the middle of overseeing one of the battle training classes at H.A.S. A month later, she died. Kaveri mourned Wildfire's death, of course; but she didn't stay down for too long. Even if she wasn't related to Wildfire by blood, she had to uphold the Infernape's legacy and keep moving forward! With Wildfire gone, Kaveri took on her mentor's promise to Hunter as her own: she would do whatever she had to do to make sure that one day, Darkrai was taken down for good.
Kaveri graduated from H.A.S. when she was 18, and was accepted into the Gold Tribe the same year; she was given the title Jetstream for her speed, and the way she seemed to fly when she ran. The first thing she did after being accepted was go to Wildfire's grave to let her know. A few years later, Cal joined her in the Gold Tribe.
During a recon mission with Cal and another Gold Tribe member to check out some rumors of some Ancients that had somehow managed to survive the war, they ran into some unexpected trouble. The rumors, it ends up, were spread by a group of bandits who had a grudge against the Gold Tribe (but then, what evildoers don't?). Normally, the three Gold Tribe members wouldn't have had a very hard time taking down what was a rather small group of bandits. However, the bandits were prepared; they ambushed the Gold Tribe the recon group, hitting Kaveri and the other Gold Tribe member from behind before they could react. Fortunately for Cal, he was still a Dragonair, and his slim body made for a harder target. But he wasn't a Dragonair for much longer when he saw Kaveri was taking a little longer than usual to get back up, and he evolved into a Dragonite right then and there. By the time Kaveri returned to her senses, Cal had already taken out most of the bandits; the siblings then double teamed the rest of them, ending the fight quickly.
Over the course of the past 20 years in the Gold Tribe, Kaveri has risen in reputation, some Gold Tribe veterans even recognizing her fighting style as being similar to Wildfire's. When she isn't off on missions for the Gold Tribe, Kaveri helps out with teaching classes at H.A.S., feeling a connection with the school not only because she had once been a student there, but because of her connection with Wildfire, who was often called the founder of the new H.A.S. alongside Blitzkrieg.
Moveset: Aqua Jet | Ice Fang | Rain Dance | Dig | Water Pulse | Agility
Ability: Swift Swim
Also Known As Ty, Tyler
EDIT: Ill just put this here
Name: Liam Verr
Appearance: Has thin stripes going down his back, and his brown parts are darker than most.
Moveset: (6 max)
RP Sample: (Taken from recent RP post or newly written)
PokéCommunity Supporter Crystal Tier
Really wants shiny Porygon Z:3
Faction: Thieves (Leader)
Appearance: Nothing much has changed with Snype in the past 30 years. Sableye can live for several hundred years. He looks as if he had never changed since his fight with Darkari. His fur is still fairly ruffled and he is also taller then the average Sableye. When traveling, he has a backpack with several little tools made to defend himself in battle. Such as a Destiny Knot, to make methods such as attract backfire, and several berries to cure injuries. Frankly, he's well prepared for most situations.
Snype also has a small hood that can also work as a makeshift scarf when taken off. Not to hide his identity or anything crazy like that but hey its useful for a rainy day right?
Personality: During the last war, he was known to be a real menace among the silver tribe, having joined voluntarily to get back at the Gold Tribe. A real monster. Since then however, he's become a bit more tame after almost being betrayed by the Silver Tribe. Snype has since then developed to be more of a proper leader, and developing to be a bonafide strategist for the thieves. When he has free time though, he does like to let his old instincts kick in and pull some pranks on his fellow thieves. It came with being a Sableye after all!
Other then that, he's uncomfortably cheery, always giving off that big toothy grin even in a serious conversation. His tone of voice comes off as if he really doesn't care what discussions are taking place but he's really just trying to keep a positive attitude the whole way through unless of course, the situation is drastic.
History: Snype's history before his time in the silver tribe is fairly vague. The most notable thing he's remembered for is his involvement in the death of the previous leader of the thieves and his betrayal. Thanks to Snype's direction, the Silver Tribe was able to take out many of the thieves within the forest while Snype in return, received a spot in the silver tribe. He'd soon discover that he was simply being used and to this day, regrets his decisions. However, despite all of these events, Snype had aimed to make emends for his past actions by reviving the thieves, restoring their base within Eden Forest, and making them stronger then ever thanks to his clever little mind.
Many of the veteran thieves still are weary of Snype for his past history, but even then, he has proven to have become an effective leader the past 30 years, even going as far as expanding their hideouts far beyond Eden Forest and into other countries , while still remaining true to the thieves customs, minus the renegade part. This process took the thieves several long year to achieve, but with this, the group would have tabs just about everywhere. Their presence is especially strong near the two branches of the Gold Tribe in Valkaria and Beatruce.
This wasn't just for petty crimes. Weither Snype wanted to or not, the thieves would act as a failsafe. Incase a repeat of the Silver Tribe were to befall the region. Snype would remember the conversation perfectly thirty years ago. A task requested of the thieves by Hanso Sharpeye himself.
"I do have something to ask. Prob'ly more to confirm it in my mind than anything else. If you were paying attention, you would've seen how some of the Gold Tribe had been slowly falling away from the values they're supposed to uphold. I'm sure the Gold Tribe is going to be the best it can be now..."
"If they don't, though...if the Gold Tribe somehow ends up trying to take over, the way the Silver Tribe did...will the Thieves keep them in check?"
While reluctant at first to get involved, Snype knew the dangerous possibility of a second silver tribe incident. They were the ones that nearly tore appart the thieves as is. Snype had since then taken every sort of precaution to make sure that even in dire circumstances, the thieves would not be torn apart so easily. Even if Snype were to fall in battle, the many organizations around the country would still be able to keep the thieves lively and strong.
With the expansion, Snype has set up a series of messengers throughout the region. Conveniently, these messengers are Ninjasks, tasked with sending messages and tasks to the many different branches of thieves throughout the world. Moreso focused on Valkyrie at the moment. Their job is to provide the thieves updates on what's going on in the world, who's rising to Power, and activities that may threaten the thieves exsistance. With their speed, the messengers have managed to keep their selves discreet among the other organizations and since they have no need to use Psychic Powers to get around the world, they've remained hidden among the network when delivering these messages.
Their expansion however, has been kept secret. Their presence in Valkaria has become stronger with the task of petty crimes to make their living, keep the gold tribe on their toes, taking out the Dark One's minions, and overall make sure none of the factions throughout the region becomes another Silver Tribe. If history does repeat itself, the thieves are prepared to take action to defend themselves from further threats.
Moveset: Foul Play, Shadow Sneak, Detect, Flash, Recover, Will-o-Wisp
RP Sample: (From Pokemon Trainer Academy. Joint Post with Griger
Trainer Academy RP Pokemon
Dynamo, Rosellia, Male Level: 15
Moves: Spikes, Stun Spore, Power Whip, Sludge Bomb, Growth
Buster, Marill, Male Level: 11
Moves: Aqua Jet, Water Gun, Belly Drum, Tail Whip, Tickle
Knox, Sandygast, Female Level 10
Moves: Absorb, Astronish, Sand Attack, Destiny Bond, Ancient Power
Also Known As Quantum
Christina - Crossroads
Also Known As Dylan_DJ
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A heads up that there is no limit on reservations, but I will only be accepting 10 players max.
Shocking, isn't it?
Title: Ventus (Means wind in Japanese)
Faction: Gold Tribe (Valkaria)
At first Lance was childish, never wanting friends, and always roaming off both in his imagination, and in the real world, With an unsatisfying curiosity Lance skipped school most of the time looking around each and every corner, wondering if something amazing could be found, a treasure, or something that would just catch his eye.
That didn’t change when he grew up, he still looked for freedom and adventure, and when he turned 19 and started his adventure, they say age comes with maturity, and that might be true with Lance having 10 years to mature while traveling all as many countries as he could and growing more confident. (Mind you still somewhat childish), however when he turned 31, a tragic event happened at that point made his behavior a lot less free caring, and more depressed.
He lost the love of his life Ruby, she died trying to protect someone and was killed because of it. (look in history for more detail) when he was 29 he felt home sick, and when he came back that’s when he met her, and when he lost her he felt heartbroken and felt like that for a whole year, finally when he got tired of it. He wanted to get rid of the feeling, and with all the ideas he could come up with the best of them was revenge.
He joined the Gold Tribe (Lied about his reason for joining), and at first while he was there he was felt nervous. That he didn’t belong, someone who lied their way in to simply get stronger to kill someone, he felt terrible at first but after a while he enjoyed his time there, and grew more humble, and no longer remembered for his revenge.
Today Lance’s attitude is probably quite polite, at first he kept to himself, and still somewhat does, but he tries his hardest to converse. Now Lance isn’t entirely shy, he will sometimes speak up, but not often the last thing he wants is a quarrel. When it comes to trying to make friends, that isn’t Lance’s strength as he never even made friends as a kid, he isn’t a selfish character, and will try to be fair to others’ and he succeeds well in so.
Lance does have a few flaws in him, he prefers to do things by himself, that or he will let someone else do it alone, as long as he can have enough space for himself. If he ever is partnered that would be a problem for him as he doesn’t like working together. He is fine being around mon for a little while but there is a limit Lance prefers to set. Lance also doesn’t like be given anything from anyone else unless they have a good reason.
Lance also may have matured a lot but some of the child is in him where if he is insulted, he isn’t very good at ignoring it, he can try but it doesn’t work all the time, he usually know if he is being insulted or if someone is just mad though, but when he knows, he always decides to prove them wrong, for whatever the insult is.
Lance also has a competitive spirit, not to everything but even if he isn’t a master at something (or he knows nothing about it) he still will accept any kind of challenge, which is a bit of a weak point, and if Lance happens to win at the challenge he usually gets to proud in himself, but he doesn’t show unless it’s right after the challenge is done, where Lance will probably boast a little. (that’s when he doesn’t show his polite) When other mon who know Lance (as a calm mon) see this, they are usually surprised.
Lance’s nature (if we are going pokemon style) is probably, Calm in terms of staying calm around everyone, or at least he tries, timid when it comes to socializing, and yet bold, because when he is challenged he usually won’t put them down (especially when trash talked).
History: As a young Hawlucha growing up in Valkaria, Lance was somewhat mischievous, getting in and out of trouble, disobeying his parents and always wanting to go out late at night, or going to places his parents said where too far away for you to walk. They always told him not to go far, never understanding the child, and why he didn’t listen. Though the reason he did disobey is because he wanted more freedom, doing whatever in the world he wished to do, and see what was out in the grand world, to satisfy his curiousness, to find an adventure.
While growing up he never changed, still acting childish. He would skip school to find an adventure, he never even made to many good friends (hard to make friends when you keep getting them in and out of trouble).
Finally his parents gave up and decided to home school Lance, he still disobeyed his parents, but eventually they got through to him and were able to teach him. However that still didn’t stop him from fleeing the house now and then, looking for his adventure he wanted to fulfill, finally at the age of 19, he was allowed to leave his home.
He started his journey in the closest country, (Valkaria, because he lived there) However his attempt on the first day was greatly disappointing, what was the disappointment, well to him everything, he expected to get a little more of a urge of joy, and there was nothing that shot interested in him, yet as a kid, he was excited for anything, sometimes he was excited for silly things like a golden on land where there is no ocean for miles, (actually that isn’t silly, how did that fish even get there in the first place was a mystery, but he was looking for something a lot bigger than that).
Now that he was an adult he was hoping to find more rare things, like a plant (Which was the first thing to pop in his head but he wasn’t much for plants). Anything that was a rare sight or just something he wanted to see would be good enough, but a question popped up in his mind, how would he even know what he could find would be rare? (derp)
Once he realized this he noticed he might haft to do research, though he hated it he would hate even more to see his whole dream fall. He also understood he would need to make goals for himself to give him a challenge, (and what he noticed, he needed more of a reason for travel).
Soon enough he started that research taking his precious time (as he thought of it) to read books, after some time though he actually got interested in some of the phenomenon’s that existed.
He also understood he would need to do some work, to get money for supplies, and for as well a living involved with travelling (Basically Lance started out as an adult with a mind of a teen realizing life is hard). It took quite a length of work, but he eventually gathered enough to really start his journey, with a few jobs to do with delivery while adventuring.
For 10 years (with the help of the SEC Network point) he finally traveled all over, to Anatellia, Beatruce, Valkaria and even some of the unclaimed lands. He may have had a multitude of great adventures, but sometimes his journeys were torture, experiencing all around the land he learned of the many unique differences from them, (and which ones to stay away from…Karn) and he nearly died of hunger multiple times, and from his time of traveling he learned to mature and became more humble.
After a long time of traveling, Lance become for once in his life home sick, something he was surprised from, but why not he thought. On the trip home Lance found another surprise, one that would completely change his life… he fell in love by a pokemon that caught his eye, a Hawlucha named Ruby.
He was again astonished, he never expected anyone to be more important than his sense of adventure besides his family. Never the less he began a relationship with the other Hawlucha he fell in love with.
2 years later, of staying home in Valkaria, Lance was going to ask Ruby to be with him forever, but an unexpected event happened. He never knew all the details, but she died trying to prevent a kidnap, and she failed in her attempts and died, the mon that was kidnapped was from a rich family, how she was in the same nonpublic area as the killer was unknown. Lance heard of this from a detective who came unexpectedly to his door. He asked who had done this, and the detective told him it was most likely a criminal of the Thieves Forest, not much else was known as it wasn’t in a public area.
He was forever traumatized by this event, after a few weeks of healing himself, he decided to continue his traveling, but he never did, the adventure, and joy inside of him died. He decided to give himself more time to heal and relax to regain his joy, but he never did.
After a year he was tired of being sad and depressed by this tragic event, and instead of exploring the world, he started to search for a way to end his sadness. On and on he thought, but he couldn’t think of anything. He talked to himself, if only he would have been there to protect her, if only he could’ve asked her sooner, if only he could’ve done… just something. He hated himself for not doing something, he knew it wasn’t his fault but he hated himself, but even more he hated the mon who killed her, she only tried to do the right thing and yet she was killed, if anything he deserved to be killed…maybe that was it!
Lance may have found his solution to be happy once more; to get revenge for Ruby, to kill whoever killed her, but a question came in his mind. “If the mon who killed her was from the Thieves Forest, then would he even have the strength to kill him.” He became stronger over the years of traveling, but to go where the killer lies would be a death hole.
He couldn’t just be rash and charge in, they would obviously kill him on the spot, or worse, how was it even possible they didn’t spread much havoc? Lance then remembered, the Alpha Alliance. They were the ones to keep peace in Valkaria; they have been known to be great enemies of The Thieves in specifically the Gold Tribe, the core of the Alpha Alliance.
Lance was about to get up and apply for the Gold Tribe, but remembered he wasn’t really going to join them for good reason. He didn’t even think they would allow him in, but he needed to get stronger somehow. Plus the Gold Tribe is known to be some of the strongest, and there wasn’t much of any other way, perhaps he could train by himself, but wouldn’t the Gold Tribe be more efficient.
Either way, he still had one problem, how would he get in even? “Just lie.” A voice said in the back of Lance’s head, “Just lie, no one would know about it, and besides, this is justice isn’t it!” Lance liked the idea that popped in his head, but wouldn’t that be a risk? What if the others found out about his true reason for joining? “They won’t find out! You’re too paranoid! And besides, what about Ruby.”
Lance had the same conversation in his head, and a few times he considered if revenge was even the right thing, but unfortunately, he decided it was. Despite him still having a guilty conscious, Lance went to join the Gold Tribe at the age of 32 being. He felt nervous when he first joined, but after being there a while he grew to ignore the thoughts. Though not because he purposely did, but he actually started enjoy being at the Gold Tribe in itself.
Lance humbled an amount while being there for 4 years, and without him noticing he forgot about the very reason he joined the Gold Tribe, and he stayed there, and planned to stay there for the rest of his life.
Appearance: Lance has Goggles for his flying attacks, as well as a green and yellow scarf. And has a gold tribe band on his wrist.
Moveset: Detect, Aerial Ace, High Jump Kick, Dig, Flying Press, Acrobatics
RP Sample: (This is when Lance was told that Ruby died)
“…” Lance stayed silent after hearing the words the detective said at the door, and felt a choking pain in his chest, and in his throat that prevented him to speak. He looked down on the ground with his eyes closed, he was greatly angered, not at the detective though, if anything he would have thanked him for his time, but he was stunned at his words. With his fist clenched he hurled it down at a table accidentally breaking it, falling to the floor with his hands and knees, keeping him up. He hit the ground again with his fist, and again, and again. Finally he spoke,
“Ahhhh!” He screamed out crying, drowned in tears in a few seconds.
~~~ (this means he’s having a flash back.)
*Knock Knock Knock*
The detective knocked on the door and folded his arms behind his back, with a disappointed look on his face, he sighed “Huh… the one part I hate about my job…” He had a sad, nervous look on his face. He was a tall pokemon for his species.
He was a Wobbuffet wearing a hat, and trench coat, even in a hot day like today, the sun was shining over the roofs of homes and the sidewalk was burning. The detective just noticed this now, and looked down at his cooked feet. He was immobile for a few seconds feeling the pain; he gave a small whimper, and jumped.
“Owowowowow! Hot! Hot!” He yelled and moved his feet to the side walk that was shaded. The detective feet felt more relaxed here, he started to fan his feet trying to cool them down, and at that very second the door that he knocked on opened.
“Hmm?” The Wobbuffet responded, and realized the door opened. “Oh…uh.” He stopped fanning, and put his hat on his head and turned to the Hawlucha with a serious look. “Are you Lance Aires?”
“Yes that would be me?” Lance nodded.
“I’m Detective Wyatt I’ve come to ask you something.”
Lance raised an eye, “Yes of coarse what could I do for you detective?”
“Do you know who Ruby Rales is?”
“Yes I know what about her?”
“…” The detective stood silent and hesitant to speak, with a troubled look on his face.
“Is she alright!” Lance asked in worried and had a stunned look in his eye, as if he just seen a
“…Well I don’t know how to say this so I’ll just say it right out.”
~~~ (<- back to present)
Lance couldn’t hold back the tears, he cried and cried for his precious beloved Ruby who he loved beyond anything else. For a few hours he kept this up, but finally the tears stopped coming every second, and he tried to hold the rest of them back. He felt so close to Ruby with the love that kept them close and yet so far as she was now gone, he couldn’t hold the tears back, let out some more, but got up and walked hesitantly to his bead, trying to survive his loss .
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