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Eso
18th December 2005, 11:00 PM
This is a "Trainer School" type RPG (Don't run away just yet!) There ARE differences between this and other RPGs of its type, the main one being that it has a very intricate plot. Now you'll get to see what I mean . . .



Extract of PEOPLE Magazine
05-01-2038

The construction of a new Pokemon based school began this month in spite of the murders that have occurred around all of Hoenn recently. The founder of this school, the prestigious Lady Rosalyn Coradera, answered a few of our questions at the building site.

"I'm very sorry about what happened to those trainers and their pokemon. My sympathies are with their families." She said, when asked about what she thought of the killings and how it would affect the building schedule. "However, it will not slow the construction of my school in the least. If anything it should only motivate us to work that much harder and faster towards its completion. L.C.S.R.C. will serve as a haven to those young trainers who feel discouraged, and even threatened by these recent tragedies."

"And what about the death of one of your own employees?"

"That was accidental, and I renounce all theories that an act of terrorism was responsible. I would like to add that anyone who wishes to lend a good pair of hands, and a strong pokemon to our effort would be appreciated. We are in need of more construction workers and back-up security."

"When can we expect this school to be open to the public?"

"Sometime late next year, give or take a few months."

Lady Rosalyn then said she needed to leave immediately, apologized for having to and walked further into the construction site.*

"The Last Rogue Broadcast"
12-14-2043

"Here we are in one of the few relatively safe buildings in Celadon. The room is empty except for a cot and a table. The silence seems so much more apparent in this place. The whole district looks and sounds deserted."

The man walks out of view for a moment, but the frame swings to the side and he's visible standing next to a window. He pushes the lower half of the glass upward and looks outside. He then motions for whoever is holding the camera to come look.

“The streets are desolate, as you can see. Ugh, if you could only smell this! There’s not a single corpse, nor any sign of blood, but it still smells very strong from here.”

Sounds of a semi-automatic firing nearby fill the air. The reporter backs away from the window, but the camera stays in place.

“A rebel is in the street. He’s firing at whatever’s around the corner of that building. He appears to be carrying something in a pack on his back, but I can’t make out what it is . . .”

The hidden return fire and blood splashes through the air from several different places on the young man’s body. He keeps standing for a few seconds, and then falls to the ground in a bloody heap.

“That rebel was just a child. Couldn’t have been more than fourteen years old. I—Dear God!”

A sound of horror fills the reporter’s voice as a small minun timidly crawls out of the boy’s backpack. It looks as if long pins are sticking out of it at different angles, and it’s bleeding badly. Still it doesn’t run, but tugs at the boy’s clothing. The minun looks up, and as soon as it does we can hear more gunfire. The minun is shot three times before it falls to the ground, next to its human. Both are now dead.

Chilling silence is all that prevails for a few minuets. Then marching can be heard. The reporter begins to speak again as an army rounds the corner. They move into the street, callously ignoring the corpse, or even kicking it in disgust.

“Somehow I think we should’ve seen this coming. The murders, riots and rallies . . . It should’ve been so clear. But still I don’t see how anyone could—“

The door bursts open and cuts his sentence short. The picture blurs as the camera swings around. A man stands in the doorway, and he’s yelling furiously in another language. The reporter tries to talk to the man, speaking the strange language. But the man just raises his automatic rifle, and gun shots fill the air again. Then all we see is the floor at a sideways angle.

We see the reporter again, but not like before. His face is expressionless and his eyes are starting to glaze over. A deep red liquid is seeping onto the floor and surrounding the bottom of the frame.

Seconds pass, and more yelling is heard. Again it is followed by rapid gunfire. The room falls silent, and is shortly reanimated by sounds of footsteps. By the time the footsteps stop, all we can hear is one loud “BANG”.

Now, everything is static.



It is now August Sixth in the year of 2058, fifteen years since the last rogue transmission aired on public television. Two years after a riot in Fuchsia, an all out war broke out in Celadon. The public was unprepared, and hundreds of civilians and pokemon were slaughtered in just two weeks alone. After another week, an organization called “The Brotherhoods and Sisterhoods Against Pokemon”, or B.S.A.P. for short, claimed responsibility for the bloodshed. The Massacre of Celadon was over by the end of the fourth week. No reporters, civilians or even wild pokemon survived. The only two rebels reported to have lived past that week were two young women and their pokemon. The first, who was oldest, was tied to a stake and burned in front of the other’s eyes. Before sharing the same fate, the younger girl said “I live for freedom. If this is what will be left of the world, you’re only setting me free.”

Battles broke out in every city across Kanto. Few of which lasted longer than Celadon. By the end of the year, the only places for rebels to hide were small villages. By the end of the new year’s first month they had to flee to another area. Now the last free country is the significantly smaller Hoenn region. L.C.S.R.C. still stands along the borderline. It is now considered to be last safe school for young trainers, and also the last great resistance.

All media is controlled by the military now. The cities of Kanto and other regions have been or are being rebuilt. The entire world is at peace, except for the border of Hoenn.
The war has been forgotten, and most young people have never even heard of such a thing. There is no place where pokemon can truly thrive any longer.

L.C.S.R.C., Lady Coradera’s School for Rising Champions:

Set on the border of Hoenn, the school is built like a fort. Twenty-five foot tall steel walls surround the expansive grounds, topped with loops of barbed wire and covered in serrated blades. The only way to enter is by riding a large flying pokemon, and even then it is difficult. Many pokemon such as Charizards and Skarmories patrol the walls, ready to fight back any intruder. Human and pokemon guards are also posted at the sentry towers that make a pattern just behind the wall.

The Courtyards:

The courtyards consist of many patterned fields. Some are for training, battling, recreation and pokemon habitat. All of these are contained within fifty acres of otherwise bare lands. They stop near the secondary guard gate, which is a simple chain-link fence with some guards always posted at the entrance.

The School Itself:

From the outside the place appears to be a giant castle, but on the inside everything is modern. Long hallways are flecked with hundreds of doors. Most of which are student dorms. At the center of the school is a clearing, a botanical garden run by some scientists and the resident Grass and occasionally Water-type teachers. There are six exits to and fro from the gardens. Depending on which way you go, you could end up near the classrooms, the laboratories, libraries, cafeteria, residential (Staff) rooms or dormitories. You can probably find a passage that leads through a balcony, or if you’re on the first floor, you’d probably be able to find your way out to the courtyards eventually. Students are discouraged from exploring the school on their own. They are told to stay near the dorms, or if going to the cafeteria, classrooms or garden, they must go in groups of at least two.

The Botanical Garden:

This is basically a small, tame rainforest. Pokemon are raised here, and some of the grown ones still come for rest and relaxation. At the very center is a deep pool where water pokemon may swim. The plants that grow here are cared for by the Grass Teacher and her assistants, as well as some of the resident pokemon. The young pokemon are cared for by some scientists that visit thrice daily from the laboratories. There is a short fence and a weak gravitational field protecting this area. Trained pokemon are allowed in and out as they please, but humans need a pass to get in and the resident pokemon are not allowed to leave.

The Laboratories:

These are many large offices scattered across a long hallway. Here, many teachers with free time and the scientists that run the place can be found. Methods of breeding and cloning rare pokemon are researched, and it is where all the pokemon residing in L.C.S.R.C. are born. Whether their birth is in an egg or a tank depends on the pokemon.

The Classrooms:

There are seventeen of these, one for each type of pokemon.
Students will depart from their dorms every day to go to these rooms. A student’s home room is determined by what type of pokemon they chose to start with. The first classroom they will go to, regardless of home room, is the Fire classroom. Then they will sort out until near the end of the day, and their classes will end with a lesson in the Water room. Each room is designed to fit the teacher’s own personal tastes and style. Thus they vary from room to room.

The Cafeteria:

This would be your average school lunchroom, only a LOT bigger. Half of the room is reserved for pokemon, the other half for students and teachers. The only meals the students will share are breakfast and lunch. The students are free to come back after classes to pick up whatever’s left, and the teachers eat at different times throughout the day.

The Dorms:

These make up the majority of the school, and many are empty. The rooms remain plain except for basic furniture until a student moves in. The students usually share the room with another (sorted by gender, of course). The rooms will vary in appearance according to what its residents add to it. They will always have a computer system outlet that serves many-a-purpose.

The Libraries:

The libraries have to be the second largest part of the school, next to the Bio-garden. Books are lined on massive shelves that reach two stories high. Ladders are scattered throughout the massive and round area, and large pokemon are prohibited from entering because of book and student safety risks. Leather chairs, couches, footstools and quite a few tables are scattered across the scene. Students may take books any time they please, so long as they check it into the computer system that always has an outlet near the doors. Scanners prevent students from taking the older, more fragile books and from taking a book without registering it as out.

The Residential Rooms:

These are the rooms reserved for the teachers and other staff to live in. They are about the same size as the student dorms, only the staff will very rarely share a room. These rooms all have a computer system outlet open for use. The rooms are not set to a style, and the appearances will change depending on the occupant’s tastes.

The Top Floor:

The top floor consists of only two somewhat large rooms. The first room is connected to an elevator which leads down to the other levels. It is Lady Coradera’s personal office. There are many features in the room, but what sticks out is the large desk, behind and in front of which sit large burgundy-colored leather chairs. The rest is lavish decoration, a small wall library and a few more chairs. The second room is connected to the office, and it is the Lady’s apartment. No one except the Lady herself has ever been inside of it, so an accurate description would be impossible.

The Basement:

Only staff may enter this area. Contained within it is the kitchen, laundry center, water center and other needed facilities. There is an iron door at the lowest part of the basement, which is bolted shut. No one has entered the locked room in ages, and no one can even speculate as to what’s inside.


The Plot:

Students are once again being accepted into L.C.S.R.C. Rebel trainers and pokemon supporters are trying their best to get either themselves or their children accepted into the school. The age one must be to apply ranges from six years old to fourteen. Those with prior experience with pokemon are preferred. Once picked from the crowd by Lady Coradera herself, the children must undergo a series of tests to ensure they are not a threat, and are suitable to the school. The first is a mental exam, given by a Psychic expert. The second is a physical exam to check for any diseases, which is given by the head Doctor of the school. Once a student passes these exams, they are asked two final questions: What they wish to do with their life, and what type of pokemon they like most. They are assigned dorms one at a time, and the following day they are issued their first pokemon. From there they must participate in the Newcomer’s Tournament, and the winners are issued pokemon as prizes. These kinds of tournaments are the only way for a student to gain more pokemon. The higher they rank in the final, the rarer the pokemon they receive. Early in the year, rumors will already be running rampant. One of these is that the school is the only mediator between higher beings and people, or that it’s the only thing that’s keeping these beings from destroying mankind. But really, who would believe such a rumor?

(The story goes much deeper than this, but let’s not spoil the surprise. People who are going to play students alone won’t be told the majority of it, `cause I don’t want somebody telling it all off before it even gets started. The better role-players will be able to play teachers though, who will be able to know quite a bit more about it.)


Characters-

Required information for students . . .
Name: (Must be a full name, first, middle and last included. Any kind of name is allowed, within reason.)
Age: (May only be from 6 years old to 14)
Gender:
History: (A life story will be needed. It really shouldn’t be hard to give an overview of up to fourteen years. There should be a more detailed part about how they got accepted into L.C.S.R.C.)
Preferred Pokemon Type: (Any type is permitted)
Physical Description: (Absolutely NO freaks of nature, deformed characters or anything of the like. People like that wouldn’t make it past the physical exam. I think everybody knows what people look like, anyways.)
Mental Description: (Unless you have a darn good reason why they got past the mental exam, don’t make your character insane. It’ll be much harder for me to approve insane characters. Whether or not they become insane later is up to you, but again, there better be a darn good reason for it.)
Sample RP: (Give an example of how well you can RP. It can be from another RPG, or something you just typed up.)

Required information for teachers . . .

. . . Won’t be made public. You’ll need to post a sample of your RP, and if it’s really good, you’ll be PMed with what you’ll need to make one of these characters, as well as a good portion of the major plot.

(SO, that’s it for now. If you can think of anything I left out that needs to be here please let me know. I’ll add it ASAP. Also feel free to give critique and personal opinions; in fact I would LOVE it if you did. As soon as I get some opinions I’ll give it an age rating and open the sign-ups. If you want to reserve a spot as a student (or a teacher if I’ve already seen you RP somewheres) please PM me.)

/Exiled/
19th December 2005, 12:24 AM
its pretty good but i have some suggestions.

Have organization by how good the trainers are.
like different houses.....Kinda like yugioh GX

and the way to get pokemon is not good at all.

The school should own somewhat of a safari zone and the higher ranked you are the further your allowed into the safari zone. Just my suggestions.

Skrusti
19th December 2005, 12:27 AM
¬¬ Ignore Exiled. This actually looks like you could post it now...ok, you can, but whatever >>; you know what I mean. It has a very good storyline, you actually know how to spell (Big plus 'round these here parts), and it has Pogiemanz =D I say post it up, get it started. Very interesting sounding....

/Exiled/
19th December 2005, 12:30 AM
sorry just my opinion. Guess i like stories that are less controlling of a characters actions.

Eso
19th December 2005, 5:42 AM
Thank you for the comments. ^_^ Even though I just found TWO whole typos in it. *curses and fixes*

Anyways, I can explain that for you Exiled. You see, pokemon and trainers have both become an endangered species by this time. Most pokemon have been killed off, and the rarer ones no longer exist in the wild. Ones such as Absol, Dratini and Chansey are almost completely extinct. They can only be born through cloning, and even that takes a helluva long time. The only pokemon that still live outside of L.C.S.R.C. are usually natives of Hoenn, and very small at that. On top of it, they almost never get the chance to evolve. Even magikarp are considered rare outside. No person in their right mind would let any ol' student go around catching pokemon, or even consider letting said pokemon move around unprotected. The only even remotely wild pokemon at the school have to stay in either the Botanical Garden or Laboratories.
The Tournaments are held to decide which students are skilled and responsible enough to handle more pokemon. Other than that, equality is a must for everyone.

Done with my little rant now. And thanks again Skru-Chan. I will be opening the sign ups here in a little while. I still need to figure out what age rating or warnings would be appropriate. There'll prolly be a bit of gore as well as some other things.

Skrusti
19th December 2005, 6:07 AM
Gore is normally a 16+ sort of thing =/ 14 year olds I don't think would be handle it. 16 and up are more 'mature' in most cases, although in this I guess 14 year olds would be used to it? *shrugs* Send it to a mod, along with what you know will happen gore wise, and they should give you a suitable rating *nodnod*

Eso
19th December 2005, 6:27 AM
Mhm, well, students graduate after ten years (don't expect the story to last that long, of course). So having characters that are any older would put them at well above twenty by the time they finished. That just pertains to the characters though. I would MUCH prefer it if the people who signed up were more mature. In fact, I think a few of those "other things" might earn it an R rating. The story does start out at a general age level, but near the middle and end it gets MUCH more serious. Another never-ending thanks to ye, Skru. The advice is appreciated muchly. =)

PS. How old would you guess I am anyways? Just curious. X3

/Exiled/
20th December 2005, 3:26 AM
ok now it makes sense. Now i wanna join. I was wondering. Do we all start at a low rank? or can we start like as a pretty good ranked student, but not like the ultimate. It would be fun to have an rpg where you actually raise pokemon and not have them start Uber. And it would be fun to have adventures in the school that arent part of a super dark secret evil plot. Stuff like someone has been stealing peoples pokemon and students wanna find out who. But ofcourse the main plot would still be there.

Eso
22nd December 2005, 3:58 AM
"adventures in the school that arent part of a super dark secret evil plot" *snicker* "Stuff like someone has been stealing peoples pokemon" *gigglefits*

Oh no, the main plot is much darker than that. But you'd have to raise your pokemon well to be a part of it. And half the fun is gonna be figuring out exactly what that plot is. Considering the fact that only people who are gonna be playing a teacher and myself are the only ones that will know a substantial amount to start with. The "don't mix OOC with IC" thing still applies, of course.

But on to your question. No, people will not be allowed to play more advanced students. Unless their really good at role-playing and don't want to play a teacher instead. All advanced students will be NPCs. The only people who should start out with strong pokemon are the teachers, because with all the years of experience they have there's no reason they shouldn't and every reason why they should. Keep in mind though, Teachers can only have pokemon of one type according with their specialty (Fire Teacher, Water Teacher etc.) They shouldn't have too many either. I'd put the limit at five second-evolution pokemon or two to three fully evolved pokemon (at the very most). People can only raise so many pokemon to such a level within an alotted amount of time. Besides, teachers wouldn't really need pokemon except to teach . . . But I'm not going into that now.

So there's your extremely lengthy explanation. Kinda. I would've done a better job if I wasn't so darn tired and depressed right now. Enough of that though, you don't wanna hear me go all emo `n such. ^_^;

Edit: Oh, and I better mention this: There will be no time when anyone can have a legendary. They haven't even been heard of in over fifty years and books on them have been outlawed. In fact, all books on pokemon have been outlawed. That complete genocide attempt on them made just about everything concerning them go poof. The books that have been saved are all in L.C.S.R.C.'s library. There's few on legendaries, and it'd take a reaaally long time to find one.

Alilatias
6th January 2006, 10:29 PM
Come to think of it, I've been wondering. It mentions somewhere in the plot that there's a tournament, and the higher you rank at the tournament, the rarer Pokemon you will get.

I've been thinking: How will we keep track of our Pokemon and how many Pokemon we have? And how many Pokemon can we have at a time if we participated in multiple tournaments? And how often do tournaments take place at the school?

Yeah, it's just a couple of questions that I've been thinking about.

Eso
7th January 2006, 1:49 AM
Yes, actually...

I'll keep track of who has what pokemon. I was once in a RPG where you had to keep track of the pokemon you had yourself by making a notepad file. I'll do that myself so nobody will have to be bothered with it. I could also post in this thread every time somebody gets a new one, if that helps.


Usually there will be only one or two who recieve a pokemon from a tournament. Some of the battles will be NPC vs. NPC, since there are supposed to be more students at the school than just the main characters. On top of that, the tournaments will only occur when all the teachers agree that the students are ready for another. The first one is the only one that will happen at a specific point. The battles themselves will be in PASBL-style (Yes, I DO have it figured out how that will go so that everything's fair). The only difference will be that most of the battles will be one-on-one with no switches. Although everyone will probably need to stengthen all of their pokemon to get along in the plotline.

The limit on how many pokemon one person can have is seven, just to be fair.

The tournaments have very little to do with the plotline. It's just a means of giving the characters the pokemon they need.

As a side note, I'd mention that you'll need to give your pokemon a personality. No sign-up sheet for them or anything, but I'd still like them to act like more than mindless weapons. Unless somebody has a reason why the pokemon is that way of course.