PKMN OPEN Hisui Legends [M][OOC]

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gimmepie

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Hisui Legends

Welcome to the Hisui region, a fresh land ready for you to explore and settle. You are a member of the Galaxy Expedition Team, composed of settlers from across the seas and led by Commander Kamado. Your role in this largely untamed region is simple: survive, settle and grow. Build Jubilife Village into a home you can be proud of.

Remember though, this is no easy task! Everyone in Jubilife Village has to pull their weight or there is no hope for the expedition team to build a future in these foreign lands. There is hard work to be found within the village and dangers beyond its walls. Pokemon are terrifying creatures capable of untold destruction if one isn’t careful in their dealings with them, the Diamond and Pearl clans are your allies but the expedition team must struggle to keep their neutrality when things get tense between them and the natural environment itself is full of hazards.

Still, if you do your best, you’re bound to succeed and build a bright future for yourselves and your descendants.

How This Works


Hisui Legends is a long-running sandbox RP. That means you have near complete freedom to tell the stories you want at a pace that you’re comfortable with. I’m not going to leave you completely high and dry with no direction though, so here’s some small mechanics that will be in play to help you out!

- Hisui Legends takes place before the events of Legends: Arceus.

- You will be playing as a member of one of the different sub-teams that makes up the overall Galactic Expedition Team. These teams and their responsibilities will be listed in more detail further down.

- Each month there will be a list of available Pokemon posted for each currently available part of the Hisui region. At the beginning, as new settlers, you will only have access to the relatively nearby Obsidian Fieldlands. Over time though, more parts of the map will be accessible.

- More parts of the map (and other fun perks!) will be unlocked as we collectively increase the Star Level of Jubilife Village. Primarily, this will be achieved as the RP reaches different post thresholds.

- At the beginning of each month, I will also be posting a handful of prompts. It isn’t mandatory to follow these, they’re just there to help you out if you get stuck for ideas. Sometimes these prompts will include special events that may come with extra rewards if you choose to complete them.

- We will be utilizing JPs for character interaction, not back-and-forth posting. This is to keep a nice flow to interactions and keep the thread tidy since this is intended to be long-running.

- You will begin with a single partner Pokemon on its first stage of evolution. At first, you will be able to catch a maximum of two other Pokemon and you won’t be able to evolve any of them. You can have your Pokemon learn new moves at will though, just show us the Pokemon learning the move in a post. You will be able to evolve Pokemon and expand your team further as we reach a greater Star Level.

The Galaxy Expedition Team


The Galaxy Expedition team is a multinational group whose purpose is to settle in your new home. Everyone has their own reasons for joining the team and traveling to Hisui - disaster, war, famine or simply a desire to see this “new” region. The team is all committed to the cause for their own reasons, each bringing their own skills to the table. However, everyone is expected to work for their place and will generally be a part of one of the following sub-teams.

The Survey Corps
The Survey Corps is led by Captain Cyllene and (unofficially) Professor Laventon. The Survey Corps’ job is to explore and study the region, learning all they can about it and what it offers. Of particular importance is collecting information on the various Pokemon in the region - learning what threats they pose but also how to co-exist with them and make use of their special abilities in the village.

The Security Corps
The Security Corps is charged with defending the village and its inhabitants. It is their job to deal with external threats like rampaging Pokemon as well as internal issues such as responding to emergencies and dealing with crimes.

The Medical Corps
The Medical Corps is effectively a combination of doctors, nurses, veterinarians and field medics as well as a handful of more scholarly types. Their job is to treat illnesses and injuries in the village and out in the field, looking after the Expedition Team as well as their partner Pokemon. They also work to develop new medicines.

The Supply Corps
The Supply Corps has the job of handling logistics within the village. They must collect the resources discovered by the Survey Corps and then distribute them as needed throughout the village. They also take part in r&d to find new ways to use the various materials they come across.

The Agricultural Corps
The Agricultural Corps is in charge of the village's farmland as their chief job. It is their job to grow food and maintain crops, keeping them healthy and the population fed. They are also in charge of managing the pastures where members of the Expedition Team frequently leave their partner Pokemon for rest, or when their team is otherwise full.

The Construction Corps
The Construction Corps are the people who quite literally built Jubilife Village and continue to expand it, adding new structures as needed or repairing any damage sustained to existing buildings. They are also in charge of setting up new base camps throughout the region and often help the Supply Corps with mining operations.

Team Work
Being part of one team doesn’t mean your work is going to be limited to always doing a set few tasks. Much of the time, different teams work together on expeditions and their roles end up blending together. The Survey Corps and Security Corps might find themselves facing a threat together out in the wilds, the Supply and Medical Corps teams might work together in developing a new drug and the Construction corps might work with the Agricultural corps to help set up new farms. While everyone brings their own skills to the table, circumstances can easily force you into filling a different role than usual and working together is essential to the continued prosperity of Jubilife Village.

Other Factions


In addition to the Galaxy Expedition Team, there are three other noteworthy factions operating within Hisui.

The Diamond and Pearl Clans
The Diamond and Pearl Clans already existed in Hisui long before the Galaxy Expedition Team ever got there, to the point you could call them natives. Although, it is said that they too both came to the region from across the sea in times gone by. Both clans worship a being they call “Almighty Sinnoh” but they fundamentally disagree on what this being is. The Diamond Clan adamantly believe that Sinnoh is a god that controls time, while the Pearl Clan believe it is a being that controls space. This has led to a great amount of tension between the clans, and even warring in the past. These days the two clans share a tense and uneasy truce but to say they get along would be a stretch.

The Ginkgo Guild
The Ginkgo Guild is another foreign entity active in Hisui. Although they are not technically a part of the Expedition Team, they are generally also present inside the Village. The Ginkgo Guild is an association of merchants who collect, buy and sell wares across Hisui, trading with the Expedition Team as well as with the two clans.

Locations


Obsidian Fieldlands
The Obsidian Fieldlands are located in the south-west of Hisui. It is, naturally, composed primarily of open, grassy fields but also contains hills, wetlands and forests as well as the famed and impressive Lake Verity. You can find out more about the Obsidian Fieldlands here.

Crimson Mirelands
The Crimson Mirelands can be found in Hisui's east in the area that will eventually include the Great Marsh and Pastoria City. Right now though, it is all wild and uninhabited aside from the local Pokemon. The Mirelands are largely muddy and swampy but in places can become more like a typical forest or even somewhat dry. Much like the Obsidian Fieldlands, the Mirelands are home to a great lake - Lake Valor. You can find out more about the Crimson Mirelands here.

Rules

- Hisui Legends is Rated M. This is to allow you to stay true to the way Hisui is presented in the canon but don’t abuse it.

- While I’d prefer it if people tried to get a post out at least every month, there is no post requirement. This is meant to be a fairly easy-going experience. What is required is that you actively communicate with me and the other players through the OOC thread or Discord.

- Pokemon can have a maximum of six moves at a time and, unlike the Legends game, Abilities do exist.

- You have the freedom to decide when your Pokemon learns new moves. But you have to show them learning that new move in a post. Similarly, if we have unlocked evolutions with our Star Level, you can decide when you want to evolve your Pokemon - if at all.

- If you’re unsure of the lore, technology, characters etc of Hisui - ask! I’d rather have to answer a million questions than have people just winging it.

- GM word is law. Worship me peasants.

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Name:
Age: 16+
Pronouns:
Corps:

Appearance:

Personality:

Players


gimmepie (GM) as Bo
Hyzenthlay as Magnus Larsen
Jay as Carson O'Connor
Dragon as Kasumi Kuzunoha
Stinging Bea as ???
SleepyBirb as Takara Sakamoto
Starwalker as Christoph Arall
Eleanor as Evelyn Laurent
VisionofMilotic as Kota Kagami
Sonata as Adam Maynard
Ninetales as Orion Archambeaux
Nagi as Liliana Collins
Sapphire Rose as Miyuki Sano
Foxrally as Mina Yan


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Hyzenthlay

running with the wolves tonight

Age 22
Rito Village
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9.9 Years
You know, I've been really enjoying PLA and ever since starting it, I thought it'd work as a terrific sandbox RP! So this is really exciting to me! I'll get a character out soon, either tomorrow or after Mother's Day.

Jay

Here comes the boi...

Age 25
Male
Ireland
Seen July 12th, 2022
Posted June 27th, 2022
898 posts
7.5 Years
Y'know what? Sure, why not.

Hyzenthlay

running with the wolves tonight

Age 22
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Enthusiasm struck early so here's my SU! Please let me know if anything isn't right - like if your character MUST have their partner in a Poké Ball, or if six moves should be included initially etc. (The Pokémon nature/characteristics are just for fun!)


Magnus Larsen
  • 27
  • He / Him
  • The Survey Corps
APPEARANCE
Standing at 6 foot 7 inches, Magnus's build is tall and strapping, earned from the hard life he lived back in his home country. His long, reddish hair dangles about his chiselled face, oftentimes obscuring his expression as he tends to keep his head down and eyes turned away in company. His narrow, indented eyes are frosty blue. Catching his eyes straight on tends to send shivers down people's spines, as there is fierce intensity behind them (and not least because they're staring down a giant!).

When Magnus joined the Survey Corp, they had a difficult time tailoring his uniform to fit him. He adds his own twist by wearing a hefty, worn, thick woollen poncho over the top. The uniform's signature red scarf bearing the emblem remains around his neck. He is always seen with goggles over his head (experience taught him that Pokémon have the unfortunate habit of kicking dirt in your eyes).

PERSONALITY
While Magnus may appear striking and intimidating on first appearances, he is really quite a gentle, patient and loyal young man. However, it is incredibly difficult to get close enough to know him. Magnus seldom speaks. Most reason that he has yet to grasp sufficient language in Hisui, or that he is simply uncommunicative and aloof. But his quietness comes from a lifetime of hunting in isolated wilderness and observing wild Pokémon, where baited breath and silent footfalls are vital. Especially in the driven snow. Indeed, there is far more to this man than meets the eye.

Magnus never broods over hard labour, and he is always among the first to step up when help is needed. He often lends his hand to both the Construction and Agricultural Corps, though he is still trying to earn the residents' trust. He believes that everyone has a duty to serve their community for the greater good. That one must never put oneself above the needs of others. Selfish deeds or whiney behaviour earn a flashing stare from Magnus -- not that he himself is exempt from selfishness.

Perhaps his mysterious nature will unravel as he settles into his new life in Jubilife Village.

Liesel

> Female
> Keen Eye
> Hasty
> Alert to sounds, likes to thrash about, very finicky
> Scratch / Defence Curl / Quick Attack / Reversal [Egg Move]
Liesel may be frail but her speed and feisty temper enable her to pack quite a punch when it matters. She's been Magnus's companion since before he ever arrived in Hisui. He would feed her when she was a wild thing and offer her shelter from the cold -- once she discovered life beneath his poncho, there was no turning back. Liesel is still quite wild in that she has never been caught in a Poké Ball, so she sometimes scampers off or disobeys orders or nips people, including Magnus, but this never seems to worry him. Magnus is still sceptical of Poké Balls for companion Pokémon. He has yet to realise just how strongly it can seal the bond between Pokémon and trainer.
Picrew creator by @maguro_tiramisu
Sentret art by REND

gimmepie

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Male
Australia
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You're in!
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Jay

Here comes the boi...

Age 25
Male
Ireland
Seen July 12th, 2022
Posted June 27th, 2022
898 posts
7.5 Years

"Laventon... I'm unsure of your decision to invite that man."

"As am I, Captain... but I assure you there's a reason I took that risk."




Name: Carson O'Connor
Age: 29
Pronouns: He/Him

Corps:
Carson is a special consultant, brought in to work on special investigations. In an official capacity, he is considered a part of the Security Corps and works with them most frequently.

Appearance: Carson was born and raised in Professor Laventon's home region of Galar, as the dawn of the Industrial age boomed around the world he called home. Following his career as a detective, he was brought along as part of excursions to the far off and newly colonized Unova, where he has spent the better part of his life's latter half to this point. He dresses in light fitting attire that's fitting for his position, a long fitting trench coat with an obnoxious amount of pockets, a traditional beige colour tailored by his own father and gifted to him upon his official moonlighting as a member of law enforcement. Beneath that, a dress shirt and green tie in order to impart some measure of professionalism which his personality is often sorely lacking. He stands at a respectable 5 foot 12 and does the bare minimum to keep his shaggy mess of blonde hair in check, very clearly shorn by his own hand with a pair of scissors, but simple enough in aesthetic to still be passable.

The best way to describe Carson's face is unremarkable, he has an ordinary nose, ordinary ears and an average jawline. He himself would describe his smile as a winning one, but that too is somewhat unremarkable when all is said and done. His only standout feature, perhaps made more so in comparison to his otherwise bland appearance, is a set of startlingly vivid green eyes. A gift inherited by his mother, despite every aspect of him being contrarian his eyes betray his intelligence and cunning, while retaining a bright and hopeful sheen, much as he begrudges to admit it they are, physically, the only really stand out thing about him.


Personality:
In the far off regions of Galar and the newly populated Unova, industrialism pushes the bounds of progress and people are beginning to advance to a more enlightened age with the advent of steam based technologies. At the core of progress however, is conflict, conflict wearing the face of crime, guised by the mask of deceit. Lies, fraud, assault, you name it, it happens and it is the job of law enforcement to see it uprooted. Amidst these officers and investigators are the detectives of Galarian Yard, a cut above the rest due to their diligence, tenure and experience. When the truth struggles to come to light, they will lift the veil. Truly, they are the elite when it comes to keeping the peace.

Then there's Carson O'Connor.

From an early age Carson was gifted with a miraculous gift of insight and deduction. He noticed the tiniest of details that others did not, the smallest slivers of truth amidst lies. He learned to use expert reasoning to deduce the truth of almost any given situation based on what he sees. At least, that's what he claims, while he is certainly gifted, other aspects of his personality often get in the way of his understanding. To say he is focused and determined to find the truth is accurate, but to say he is a bumbling fool who is easily distracted and worryingly likely to get carried away is also. Carson is almost never phased by the situations he finds himself in, finding excitement in the dangers and drama of life, he plunges himself into conflict and seeks solutions at the heart of it... Yet this eagerness to find the truth can often shroud it, as he makes light of the situation he's in and forms flawed judgments in haste to reach the real solution he knows lies at the heart of any issue that peaks his interest.

In short, Carson's personality is that of a dedicated and prodigious detective, able to deduce magnitudes from small details, yet his own buffoonery and inflated ego often lead him astray and prevent people from taking him seriously.

Even still, there are those that have seen first hand the talent that Carson possesses. While he makes more problems for himself than not, he solves the problems of others without requesting a single word of thanks. Beneath his supposed arrogance and tomfoolery there's a good heart and a brilliant mind. Above all else, Carson is devoted to finding the truth... and in this day and age where corruption is becoming more commonplace in the modernized world, that is something that not even the famous detective of Galarian Yard can claim to be.

In some ways a blessing, in others a curse, Professor Laventon is one such individual personally acquainted with Carson... and requested his presence on a grand new adventure. To act as Detective Consultant to the town of Jubilife and the members of the Security Corps, in the brave new world of Hisui.



Pokemon:


Name: Arrow
Gender: Male
Species: Rufflet - "It stands up to massive opponents, not out of courage, but out of recklessness. But that is how it gets stronger."

Ability: Hustle
Moveset: Quick Attack / Aerial Ace / Twister / Bulk Up / - / -

Personality:
Many would describe Arrow as a perfect match for his master, almost worryingly so. Carson and Arrow met when the former went with settlers to Unova in his teenage years. Named for his straightforward nature and reckless yearning to grow stronger, Carson nursed Arrow back to health when the wild bird bit off more than it could chew and the two have been inseparable ever since. Fiercely protective of his master and always more than a little willing to get into a tussle on his behalf, while Carson is jovial and over the top in an almost showman like fashion, Arrow is aggressive and feisty and often has to be held back by Carson physically to stop the little Rufflet from slapping down his detractors.

Though he would never admit to it, Arrow also shares his masters altruistic heart and has a soft spot for the "little guy", wanting to help those who can't help themselves. Carson usually keeps Arrow in his pokéball, but that's more for his benefit rather than anyone else's.




Cliff Note Trivia:
- Carson is annoyed that his 20's are soon behind him and lives in fear of his first grey hair.
- Carson is something of an inventor and is obsessed with crafting as a side hobby, experimenting with pokéball technology among other things.
- Carson was a detective at Galarian Yard for 4.25 days when he annoyed his colleagues enough that they had him removed.
- Carson's favourite food is the humble hamburger and he is eternally depressed that Hisuian's don't know what that is. (He, unfortunately, can barely cook toast.)
- After emigrating to Unova, Carson left law enforcement and began to study new age law in pursuit of working in a courtroom. He dropped everything, however, at the slightest mention of adventure from Laventon.

RP Sample: Raphael Allard - A Man and His Ball

gimmepie

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Australia
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Who doesn't love a good detective? Welcome aboard.
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Dragon

lover of milotics

Age 29
Male
Viridian City
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9.1 Years
Suuure, I'll reserve this post for an SU.


"Let the fools who stand before me be destroyed by the power you and I possess...
DRAGON SLAVE!"

Stinging Bea

Age 36
Female
Seen 4 Days Ago
Posted May 6th, 2022
866 posts
11.9 Years
Reserving this spot.

Eleanor

Leafeon time~

Age 22
she/her
Italy
Seen 10 Hours Ago
Posted 12 Hours Ago
6,067 posts
6.2 Years
Interested but also kind of busy now and for the next few weeks... if I do sign up though, this is where it's going to appear ♥




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Evelyn Laurent
Age: 17
Pronouns: she/her
Corps: Security

Appearance: Black hair in a messy pixie cut, slightly longer at the front and asymmetric. Gray eyes, small nose, somewhat pale complexion, and a serious expression most of the time. Kind of a tomboy, you could say.

Evelyn stands at just 5'3'’ and her build is average at best, trading strength with agility. She wears her uniform nearly all the time she’s seen outside, alongside a shoulder bag and either a headband or a woolen hat. She has a few more accessories or pieces of jewelry, but those are rather interchangeable and nothing that stands out too much.

Personality: Work, work, work. On the surface, that’s all that Evelyn cares about, as she’s always on the lookout for small missions or errands that need to be dealt with. She can be rather stubborn about getting things done, and she definitely doesn’t like when things don’t go her way or get in her way - which is quite telling of her… underwhelming teamwork abilities.

Get to know her a bit more though, and you’ll see more of an insecure, rough-around-the-edges kind of girl, who’s just arrived in Hisui and is looking to make a name for herself… and find a place where she belongs. She definitely sees strengthening herself and her Pokémon as the best way to get there, but she often overestimates her abilities and ends up thinking too fast, which in turn means that she needs help more often than she’d like to admit, but… at least the Security Corps provide herself with a good environment to keep improving on her shortcomings.

Pokémon: Shaula (Venipede), ♀
Speed Boost - Poison Sting, Defense Curl, Rollout, Screech, Twineedle [Egg Move], -

Shaula has a similar personality to her owner, which is usually a given but… in this case, often causes the two to butt heads and argue. She took quite some time to warm up to Evelyn, but now appreciates her determination and ambition. Usually, she’ll be perched on top of her trainer’s shoulder, using her feelers to scout the area and warn her of any potential danger.

Paired with Ninetales and Vulpix 🌸 Moderator of Challenges, Roleplay Theatre and Roleplay Stage

gimmepie

Age 26
Male
Australia
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10.4 Years

Bo
"Isn't this place simply fascinating?"


Age: 29
Pronouns: They/Them
Corps: Bo is a member of the Medical Corps under Pessele. They primarily act as a toxicologist, studying the various venoms and toxins produced by the Pokemon and plants of Hisui - figuring out how they work and how to counteract them. Naturally, this involves a decent amount of fieldwork - more than a lot of other Galaxy medics. Much to their chagrin though, they can't spend all their time on their research and must on occasion actually actively treat as well.

Appearance: Bo is 5'9" with a beige skin tone. They have a noticeably slender build, with limbs that look just a little too big for their body. Granted, they may look a little bit more proportional if they decided to beef up a bit, but they have no interest in staying any fitter or stronger than they need to for their work and health. Their hair is dark and straight, with purple dyes run through it for some flair. It tends to be a bit messy and they keep it long.

Bo is typically seen dressed in variations of the pink uniform of the Medical Corps. Although they have been known to play around and alter it to be more to their liking. During the scant few hours where they aren't on the job, they typically default to darker clothes with a splash of colour to keep things interesting. Even when they are not on duty, they are rarely seen without their bag of supplies and their partner, Skit, hanging off of them. Their trademark sunglasses are a permanent fixture.

Personality: Bo has been described as eccentric and aloof - a good way to describe someone who claims to have forgotten their family name. They would tell you that they simply despise being bored and openly admit that they can become rather grouchy when forced to deal with things that they don't find sufficiently interesting. "Genius" and "brilliant" are strong words, but Bo is plenty happy to apply them to themselves liberally (and not entirely accurately), using them as justification for their quest for mental stimulation. Their bluntness and high opinion of themselves have been known to be rather grating. Especially since they show no desire to change their behaviour - in fact they seem completely ignorant as to how they might bother people with their attitude... perhaps wilfully so.

That being said, when they are sufficiently entertained, Bo becomes a lot more tolerable. Their ego and bluntness never really fades away, but they become a lot more sociable when engaged with things they find interesting. For the most part, these means anything that could potentially kill them if they got bitten by it or ingested it. Bo has a morbid fascination with mortality and death - even to the point of becoming quite philosophical about them - which quickly led them to developing an interest and eventually expertise in venoms and poisons. They enjoy riddles and puzzles, and medical predicaments are essentially just a high-stakes puzzle to solve much of the time. It's how they got into their work.

None of this is to say that Bo is devoid of compassion, just lacking in empathy. They aren't the sort to let anyone suffer when they have the ability to do something about it... they're just liable to complain about it. Well, unless the issue at hand is interesting enough. Then they'll talk your ear off instead.




Skit
Skit is Bo's partner in crime, their trusted companion and confidante since before they even considered setting their sights on Hisui. Skit is also, to Bo's own admission, a little muk. The Spinarak might be skittish (hence the name), but he is also mischievous, curious and too smart for their own good. He has been known to thoroughly enjoy playing practical jokes on people, earning himself quite the reputation around Jubilife Village and doing little to help his trainer's. That being said, Skit is also dependable and fiercely loyal to Bo when it counts. Probably because their first meeting involved Bo rescuing him from an angry shop keeper with a big stick.

Skit the Spinarak (Insomnia) - Poison Sting, String Shot, Shadow Sneak, Leech Life


That's my own SU done, you can expect to see the IC thread some time over the next couple of days.
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Hyzenthlay

running with the wolves tonight

Age 22
Rito Village
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9.9 Years
Love the art! Looking forward to everyone else's SUs, and hyped for the IC ^ ^

Sonata

Don't let me disappear

Age 26
Male
Indiana
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9.5 Years
Alright. I guess I'll cause trouble and throw up a character later today. Expect an old man with a Diglett once i find some art im happy with

Chimaera

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14.9 Years
I'm working on a Supply Corp person c:

Chimaera

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"The Supply Corps has the job of handling logistics within the village. They must collect the resources discovered by the Survey Corps and then distribute them as needed throughout the village. They also take part in R&D to find new ways to use the various materials they come across."

name +
x ---- Christoph Arall
xx --------- Usually called "Miss Arall" by most, "sir" by the people working for her, and "Chris" by friends. Her younger brother Philippe "Flip" Arall, who also lives in Jubilife Village and works mainly for a different corps, usually calls her "Stuff" but you're definitely at risk for injury if you ever address her like that.

age +
x---- 33 years old
xx--------- Chris has a certain authority and responsibilities in Jubilife Village already, and even more so within the Supply Corps.

pronouns +
x---- she/her or they/them
xx--------- Chris is a nonbinary woman who considers themself genderless but don't really mind others seeing them as a woman or using feminine pronouns and titles for them.

appearance :. Christoph is petite to the point that it really annoys her, standing barely at 160 cm height and having trouble looking buff despite caring relatively diligently for her physical prowess. Despite this, she usually has no trouble demanding respect when needed, perhaps partly due to her voice being surprisingly deep for what people might expect for her form. And definitely partly to her assertiveness.

personality :. Chris is quite diligent, really believes in Galaxy Expedition's work here and genuinely cares about keeping Jubilife Village fed and supplied and the villagers safe and comfortable. She doesn't necessarily believe that these entities Diamond and Pearl worship are actual gods. More likely they are just really strong pokémon, and can maybe be captured even... Generally, she strives to stay devoted, passionate, and doesn't stray easily from commitments. That being said, rules are not extremely strict... Chris will do what seems best in each situation, although rules are generally a good thing that keeps civilization afloat. So she will hesitate before breaking them but won't feel too guilty if she really believes it was for the best - often decided based on how many people it helped. She could probably be classified as a pragmatic, not an idealist, and she sees the world for how dangerous and grim it is and knows that we all need to do what we can to make our way forward in it. Despite these views, Chris has a hearty, social enough manner and will often approach someone first, but without coming across as rash or energetic. Rather, she's quite down-to-earth, with a practical mindset.

duties :. Christoph has risen quickly within the Supply Corps, often helping to plan and carry out major mining or gathering expeditions following the Survey Corps new discoveries. She's been second in command of resource acquisition camps on a few occasions now, and has good contacts within other corps, most of all perhaps Survey and Construction. As such, Chris' focus is somewhat more on acquiring resources in safe, efficient ways, than organizing distribution within the village. Being quite ambitious, her primary goal right now - aside from keeping Jubilife Village prosperous - is to become a leader within the Supply Corps and get to lead acquisition expeditions herself.

ABSOL
ability :.
Pressure
moves +
Detect / Quick Attack / Bite
Taunt / Double Team / Slash

Chris' companion is of a very different soul than hers; he seems to constantly worry and be on the lookout, even in the safety of the village. Some days he doesn't even seem to want to enter, and prefers to stay and watch her go about her duties from afar until she retreats to their home or exits the village again. Maybe some look with skepticism at this odd pokémon that has joined her, but Chris is convinced that in reality, it's really not Absol that brings bad luck or dangerous situations to them. He's just better than others at finding them. For better or worse.

Ninetales

Age 21
She/Her
Canada
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Posted 2 Days Ago
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4.8 Years
I'm very interested as well! <3 I'll likely work on an SU in the next few days!


🌸✨💫Paired with Eleanor🌸✨💫
Age 26
She/They
Seen 3 Weeks Ago
Posted May 19th, 2022
20 posts
1.7 Years
*Don't mind the non css post, I'm still learning it*

Name: Takara Sakamoto
Age: 24
Pronouns: She/They
Corps: Takara is part of the Survey corps.
Appearance: Takara is a young woman of Jhotoian decent, she stands at 5’6” and weighs 130lbs. She has pale skin with scars all over her body from various injuries. She has long black hair that is tied into a tight bun most of the time, any other time she lets her hair loose. She has heterochromia with brown on her left and hazel on her right. She wears a Survey Corps uniform with a dark blue scarf.
Personality: Takara is a curious and friendly person; she likes to explore and figure things out. She is a wandering spirit and finds it hard to stay in one place for long. She is guided by her instinct and is known to take risks as her instincts allow. She is generally a positive person and likes to see the good in everything and everyone. She has some control of her emotions and can have outbursts of emotions from time to time. A bit of a daydreamer, Takara can appear scatterbrained or forgetful. Takara tries to bring the best out of everyone and tries to work with others no matter how different they are. She can be easily distracted by something that catches her eye, she has a tendency to wander off from her group in pursuit of her own interests.


Partner:

Name: Glacier
Gender: Male
Species: Hisuian Zorua
Ability: Cursed Body
Moveset: Sucker Punch (Egg Move) / Scratch / Leer / Torment / x / x

Personality: Glacier is just as curious as Takara; he always follows her along because he knows she’s looking for something that caught her interest. Glacier is super attached to Takara after being found away from home, towards Jubilife village, Takara didn’t want anything bad to happen to the pup, so she scooped him up and adopted him, So Glacier is very protective of Takara and views her as his mother even though he knows they are different species. Quiet and reserved to other Pokémon and humans that aren’t Takara, He worries that they’ll hurt him and rather not let them in.

gimmepie

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You're in but do make that little tweak we talked about.

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Chimaera

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Made le tweak. Will add some more backstory at some point too, when it becomes relevant to set in stone :3333 Thanks!

can't wait to write yeyey

Eleanor

Leafeon time~

Age 22
she/her
Italy
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Posted my sign-up somewhere above! Feel free to let me know if there's anything that needs to be changed. I wanted to make it more interesting but I really couldn't today... and yet, I still needed to get it out, so here we are~
I'll probably flesh her out as the roleplay progresses, and I'm happy with making her a bit more... mysterious at first. I'll probably experiment with shorter posts and reflective sequences as well, if I can! If there's something that I still want to learn, is manage my time better when posting and not take ages to write a single post :)

Paired with Ninetales and Vulpix 🌸 Moderator of Challenges, Roleplay Theatre and Roleplay Stage

VisionofMilotic

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Got any room left? If yes, then I'd like to get in on this.

Name: Narcissus
Adopt one yourself! @Pokémon Orphanage



I got Haxorus on "What Dragon-Type Pokemon are you?" https://quotev.com/quiz/5077163

gimmepie

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Got any room left? If yes, then I'd like to get in on this.
There sure is!
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gimmepie

Age 26
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Australia
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You know, I've been really enjoying PLA and ever since starting it, I thought it'd work as a terrific sandbox RP! So this is really exciting to me! I'll get a character out soon, either tomorrow or after Mother's Day.

"Laventon... I'm unsure of your decision to invite that man."

"As am I, Captain... but I assure you there's a reason I took that risk."




Name: Carson O'Connor
Age: 29
Pronouns: He/Him

Corps:
Carson is a special consultant, brought in to work on special investigations. In an official capacity, he is considered a part of the Security Corps and works with them most frequently.

Appearance: Carson was born and raised in Professor Laventon's home region of Galar, as the dawn of the Industrial age boomed around the world he called home. Following his career as a detective, he was brought along as part of excursions to the far off and newly colonized Unova, where he has spent the better part of his life's latter half to this point. He dresses in light fitting attire that's fitting for his position, a long fitting trench coat with an obnoxious amount of pockets, a traditional beige colour tailored by his own father and gifted to him upon his official moonlighting as a member of law enforcement. Beneath that, a dress shirt and green tie in order to impart some measure of professionalism which his personality is often sorely lacking. He stands at a respectable 5 foot 12 and does the bare minimum to keep his shaggy mess of blonde hair in check, very clearly shorn by his own hand with a pair of scissors, but simple enough in aesthetic to still be passable.

The best way to describe Carson's face is unremarkable, he has an ordinary nose, ordinary ears and an average jawline. He himself would describe his smile as a winning one, but that too is somewhat unremarkable when all is said and done. His only standout feature, perhaps made more so in comparison to his otherwise bland appearance, is a set of startlingly vivid green eyes. A gift inherited by his mother, despite every aspect of him being contrarian his eyes betray his intelligence and cunning, while retaining a bright and hopeful sheen, much as he begrudges to admit it they are, physically, the only really stand out thing about him.


Personality:
In the far off regions of Galar and the newly populated Unova, industrialism pushes the bounds of progress and people are beginning to advance to a more enlightened age with the advent of steam based technologies. At the core of progress however, is conflict, conflict wearing the face of crime, guised by the mask of deceit. Lies, fraud, assault, you name it, it happens and it is the job of law enforcement to see it uprooted. Amidst these officers and investigators are the detectives of Galarian Yard, a cut above the rest due to their diligence, tenure and experience. When the truth struggles to come to light, they will lift the veil. Truly, they are the elite when it comes to keeping the peace.

Then there's Carson O'Connor.

From an early age Carson was gifted with a miraculous gift of insight and deduction. He noticed the tiniest of details that others did not, the smallest slivers of truth amidst lies. He learned to use expert reasoning to deduce the truth of almost any given situation based on what he sees. At least, that's what he claims, while he is certainly gifted, other aspects of his personality often get in the way of his understanding. To say he is focused and determined to find the truth is accurate, but to say he is a bumbling fool who is easily distracted and worryingly likely to get carried away is also. Carson is almost never phased by the situations he finds himself in, finding excitement in the dangers and drama of life, he plunges himself into conflict and seeks solutions at the heart of it... Yet this eagerness to find the truth can often shroud it, as he makes light of the situation he's in and forms flawed judgments in haste to reach the real solution he knows lies at the heart of any issue that peaks his interest.

In short, Carson's personality is that of a dedicated and prodigious detective, able to deduce magnitudes from small details, yet his own buffoonery and inflated ego often lead him astray and prevent people from taking him seriously.

Even still, there are those that have seen first hand the talent that Carson possesses. While he makes more problems for himself than not, he solves the problems of others without requesting a single word of thanks. Beneath his supposed arrogance and tomfoolery there's a good heart and a brilliant mind. Above all else, Carson is devoted to finding the truth... and in this day and age where corruption is becoming more commonplace in the modernized world, that is something that not even the famous detective of Galarian Yard can claim to be.

In some ways a blessing, in others a curse, Professor Laventon is one such individual personally acquainted with Carson... and requested his presence on a grand new adventure. To act as Detective Consultant to the town of Jubilife and the members of the Security Corps, in the brave new world of Hisui.



Pokemon:


Name: Arrow
Gender: Male
Species: Rufflet - "It stands up to massive opponents, not out of courage, but out of recklessness. But that is how it gets stronger."

Ability: Hustle
Moveset: Quick Attack / Aerial Ace / Twister / Bulk Up / - / -

Personality:
Many would describe Arrow as a perfect match for his master, almost worryingly so. Carson and Arrow met when the former went with settlers to Unova in his teenage years. Named for his straightforward nature and reckless yearning to grow stronger, Carson nursed Arrow back to health when the wild bird bit off more than it could chew and the two have been inseparable ever since. Fiercely protective of his master and always more than a little willing to get into a tussle on his behalf, while Carson is jovial and over the top in an almost showman like fashion, Arrow is aggressive and feisty and often has to be held back by Carson physically to stop the little Rufflet from slapping down his detractors.

Though he would never admit to it, Arrow also shares his masters altruistic heart and has a soft spot for the "little guy", wanting to help those who can't help themselves. Carson usually keeps Arrow in his pokéball, but that's more for his benefit rather than anyone else's.




Cliff Note Trivia:
- Carson is annoyed that his 20's are soon behind him and lives in fear of his first grey hair.
- Carson is something of an inventor and is obsessed with crafting as a side hobby, experimenting with pokéball technology among other things.
- Carson was a detective at Galarian Yard for 4.25 days when he annoyed his colleagues enough that they had him removed.
- Carson's favourite food is the humble hamburger and he is eternally depressed that Hisuian's don't know what that is. (He, unfortunately, can barely cook toast.)
- After emigrating to Unova, Carson left law enforcement and began to study new age law in pursuit of working in a courtroom. He dropped everything, however, at the slightest mention of adventure from Laventon.

RP Sample: Raphael Allard - A Man and His Ball
Suuure, I'll reserve this post for an SU.
Reserving this spot.
Interested but also kind of busy now and for the next few weeks... if I do sign up though, this is where it's going to appear ♥




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Evelyn Laurent
Age: 17
Pronouns: she/her
Corps: Security

Appearance: Black hair in a messy pixie cut, slightly longer at the front and asymmetric. Gray eyes, small nose, somewhat pale complexion, and a serious expression most of the time. Kind of a tomboy, you could say.

Evelyn stands at just 5'3'’ and her build is average at best, trading strength with agility. She wears her uniform nearly all the time she’s seen outside, alongside a shoulder bag and either a headband or a woolen hat. She has a few more accessories or pieces of jewelry, but those are rather interchangeable and nothing that stands out too much.

Personality: Work, work, work. On the surface, that’s all that Evelyn cares about, as she’s always on the lookout for small missions or errands that need to be dealt with. She can be rather stubborn about getting things done, and she definitely doesn’t like when things don’t go her way or get in her way - which is quite telling of her… underwhelming teamwork abilities.

Get to know her a bit more though, and you’ll see more of an insecure, rough-around-the-edges kind of girl, who’s just arrived in Hisui and is looking to make a name for herself… and find a place where she belongs. She definitely sees strengthening herself and her Pokémon as the best way to get there, but she often overestimates her abilities and ends up thinking too fast, which in turn means that she needs help more often than she’d like to admit, but… at least the Security Corps provide herself with a good environment to keep improving on her shortcomings.

Pokémon: Shaula (Venipede), ♀
Speed Boost - Poison Sting, Defense Curl, Rollout, Screech, Twineedle [Egg Move], -

Shaula has a similar personality to her owner, which is usually a given but… in this case, often causes the two to butt heads and argue. She took quite some time to warm up to Evelyn, but now appreciates her determination and ambition. Usually, she’ll be perched on top of her trainer’s shoulder, using her feelers to scout the area and warn her of any potential danger.
I am also interested. But, I am unable to sit down and write at this second
Alright. I guess I'll cause trouble and throw up a character later today. Expect an old man with a Diglett once i find some art im happy with
"The Supply Corps has the job of handling logistics within the village. They must collect the resources discovered by the Survey Corps and then distribute them as needed throughout the village. They also take part in R&D to find new ways to use the various materials they come across."

name +
x ---- Christoph Arall
xx --------- Usually called "Miss Arall" by most, "sir" by the people working for her, and "Chris" by friends. Her younger brother Philippe "Flip" Arall, who also lives in Jubilife Village and works mainly for a different corps, usually calls her "Stuff" but you're definitely at risk for injury if you ever address her like that.

age +
x---- 33 years old
xx--------- Chris has a certain authority and responsibilities in Jubilife Village already, and even more so within the Supply Corps.

pronouns +
x---- she/her or they/them
xx--------- Chris is a nonbinary woman who considers themself genderless but don't really mind others seeing them as a woman or using feminine pronouns and titles for them.

appearance :. Christoph is petite to the point that it really annoys her, standing barely at 160 cm height and having trouble looking buff despite caring relatively diligently for her physical prowess. Despite this, she usually has no trouble demanding respect when needed, perhaps partly due to her voice being surprisingly deep for what people might expect for her form. And definitely partly to her assertiveness.

personality :. Chris is quite diligent, really believes in Galaxy Expedition's work here and genuinely cares about keeping Jubilife Village fed and supplied and the villagers safe and comfortable. She doesn't necessarily believe that these entities Diamond and Pearl worship are actual gods. More likely they are just really strong pokémon, and can maybe be captured even... Generally, she strives to stay devoted, passionate, and doesn't stray easily from commitments. That being said, rules are not extremely strict... Chris will do what seems best in each situation, although rules are generally a good thing that keeps civilization afloat. So she will hesitate before breaking them but won't feel too guilty if she really believes it was for the best - often decided based on how many people it helped. She could probably be classified as a pragmatic, not an idealist, and she sees the world for how dangerous and grim it is and knows that we all need to do what we can to make our way forward in it. Despite these views, Chris has a hearty, social enough manner and will often approach someone first, but without coming across as rash or energetic. Rather, she's quite down-to-earth, with a practical mindset.

duties :. Christoph has risen quickly within the Supply Corps, often helping to plan and carry out major mining or gathering expeditions following the Survey Corps new discoveries. She's been second in command of resource acquisition camps on a few occasions now, and has good contacts within other corps, most of all perhaps Survey and Construction. As such, Chris' focus is somewhat more on acquiring resources in safe, efficient ways, than organizing distribution within the village. Being quite ambitious, her primary goal right now - aside from keeping Jubilife Village prosperous - is to become a leader within the Supply Corps and get to lead acquisition expeditions herself.

ABSOL
ability :.
Pressure
moves +
Detect / Quick Attack / Bite
Taunt / Double Team / Slash

Chris' companion is of a very different soul than hers; he seems to constantly worry and be on the lookout, even in the safety of the village. Some days he doesn't even seem to want to enter, and prefers to stay and watch her go about her duties from afar until she retreats to their home or exits the village again. Maybe some look with skepticism at this odd pokémon that has joined her, but Chris is convinced that in reality, it's really not Absol that brings bad luck or dangerous situations to them. He's just better than others at finding them. For better or worse.
I'm very interested as well! <3 I'll likely work on an SU in the next few days!
Got any room left? If yes, then I'd like to get in on this.


The IC thread is up!

I have also set up a Discord server here. It's not mandatory to use it since we have this thread, but it might make things a bit quicker and convenient for communication purposes. Right now it's just the one channel, but I'll expand and organise it as we need it.
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Sonata

Don't let me disappear

Age 26
Male
Indiana
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Name: Adam Maynard
Age: 57
Pronouns: He/Him
Corps: Survey Corps

Appearance: 6'3"
Spoiler:


Personality: "I'm an old man. I've a hundred, or maybe even a hundred more stories I could tell you to explain exactly who I am, but at the end of the day that time could be better spent elsewhere. Although, I might be coerced to loosen my lips if you wet my moustache with a bit of drink heavy with froth or foam, eheh."

Adam is a careful individual, one who through necessity and preference both has found himself sticking more and more to the shadows and taking the stealthy approach. Where once he may have boasted about how he lifted a stampeding Tauros square off the ground with a single hand, he preaches instead the benefits to careful thought and well laid plans.

He's a caring man, one who would put himself in front of others even if it would mean his own injury before his. When asked why he'd yet to retire to the security corps and leave the rest of the leg work to the younger generation, he replied with a curt laugh and something along the lines of it being 'his job to make sure the little ones don't get lost or hurt as they run and play about'.

Adam is playful and fatherly, seeing most of the people around the corps as his own children, or grandchildren even. Whenever he's not out in the field himself, he's ensuring that the other members of the various corps are doing well and will try to dish out some elderly wisdom where applicable.




Pokemon: Mort the Diglett
Arena Trap
Dig / Growl / Astonish / Mud Slap / Ancient Power

"Diglett, Dig. Diglett, Dig. Dig, Dig, Diglett."

Adam and one of the other survey corps recruits watch as Mort pops below the ground's surface only to pop up again some several hundred feet away before repeating the process several more times over.

'Oh yeah, he just kind of comes and goes as he pleases. Boy's got a mind of his own sometimes. He always comes back when he's called though, so I don't imagine he goes off too far. No idea what he's got going on up there, but he's loyal at the very least. Strangely I've nearly tripped over him nearly a dozen times these last few months. No idea how the lad's gotten so stealthy, but his efforts are admirable.'