Links of Chaos: The telling of the Eju (PG-13)
Desperate times call for desperate measures. A cliché statement perhaps, but one that fit the situation. Could they really put all their faith into this one action? The fate of every one of their species was on the line, and if their plan did not succeed there was no telling what could happen. The decision could ultimately decide their fate, but if they chose not to act then their kind could perish anyway. Desperation. That was the only word to describe how they felt, so they did the only thing they could. They took action…
I’ve never been a game-master before so this will be interesting. Here’s to success! –raises glass-
((Also, I’m looking for a co-owner for this RPG because I’m a little nervous since this is my first time. You’ll be filled in on all the juicy details of the plot that are purposely left out here and you can help me flesh out the stuff I’m still working on.))
Sometime in the distant Future…
Tap. Tap. Tap. A man sat at his desk strumming his fingers on the surface, his knee bobbed up and down impatiently. His mouth was frozen in a frown and his eyes fixed on the clock ticking on the wall. He had been sitting there for a very long time, waiting for someone to come see him. He had an important matter to discuss. Why, of all times, did he have to be late today?
Suddenly he heard the sound of approaching footsteps and he shifted his gaze to the door. He watched as the door knob slowly turned, and he stood up, relieved that his partner had finally arrived. When the door opened his face fell.
“Good evening Mr. Misoto. Were you expecting someone else?”
A man dressed in black armor with a strange glowing pattern etched into it stood in the doorway. His face was concealed by a mask; only his mouth was visible. Before Mr. Misoto could react, the stranger touched his chest-plate and a futuristic-looking phaser weapon appeared in his hand. Mr. Misoto froze with fear.
“Who are you?” he croaked, his hands clenched at his sides. Sweat dripped down the side of his face. If only he had known what he had gotten himself into. This conspiracy went far deeper than he could have ever imagined, and now his life was ending. Whatever happened to his partner, it couldn’t have been good. They had been found out. Now it was his turn to die.
“I think you know,” the armored man said, a crooked smile forming. Mr. Misoto stared at the armored man confusedly for a moment and then his face turned to one of shock.
“Wait! There must be some mistake! You’re-“
He never finished his sentence, because the armored man pulled the trigger and Mr. Misoto took a shot to the head. The man lowered his weapon and the smile ebbed from his face.
“Things could have been different, Yashi Misoto. You could have been immortal, but you chose death instead. Pity. We could have used your brains. The Eju probably wouldn’t accept you anyway,” he said, and turned to leave the room.
It is the distant future, and the world of Pokemon is a very different place. Technology has improved vastly. There are low-flying hoverboards, high-speed vehicles run by an advanced self-operating system, and robots run most of the low-end facilities. Human labor is almost unheard of unless you’re a scientist or a business man. Pokemon battling has become more advanced, where trainers can provide their partners with different power-ups to make them stronger or to change the tide of battle. Even human weaponry has been revamped. Thanks to the research of hard-working teams, the world has become a much better place… or at least, that’s what everyone thought.
The five regions of Kanto, Jhoto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, and Unova are all ruled by a single empire: the Empire of Yoshotiro. Most people view their current monarch to be just and wise, but in recent times he has made less and less public appearances. It’s almost as if he disappeared from the world, and the citizens of Yoshotiro (that is, all the regions) are becoming worried.
On top of that, there have been many Pokemon disappearances in recent times. Even though the crime rate has stayed the same, there has been a strange increase in amnesia. Many people have been showing up at hospitals, sometimes only forgetting the last two weeks of their lives where others have forgotten who they are entirely.
There have been rumors of strange men clad in black armor that glows with different patterns seen lurking in the alleyways of the cities, but no one can confirm their existence. No one knows who they are, or where they came from, but they can only assume the worst. One man testified that he got “this kind of chill” when he saw one of them. No one can say for sure.
To make matters worse, Yashi Misoto, a world-renowned research scientist and personal friend of the Emperor, was assassinated in his office late last Thursday night. The culprit left no clues about his or her identity. Even the autopsy revealed nothing. He had been shot, but the weapon was unidentifiable. The only thing the public knows is that he was killed and the killer is yet to be found. The government is aware that right before he died, he had been working on a research project involving Pokemon and his attempts to harness their abilities to create advanced weaponry. His previous research on Pokemon Biology and the development of the latest weapon model, the Lethal Crest (named so because it is considered the most advanced gun in the world, thus making it the pinnacle of weaponry), made him famous initially.
The legendary Pokemon of the world are also aware of the current situation happening on the Earth, and it’s not something they’re taking lightly. Their brethren are going missing, disappearing off the radar completely and undetectable to their godly senses. It’s like they’ve totally vanished into nonexistence. While the police attempt to find Misoto’s murderer, Arceus and Ho-oh, the leaders of the Pokemon species, are attempting to find their fellow Pokemon.
Regular trainer Pokemon were not the only ones to vanish. Some of the less powerful legends have suddenly gone. Manaphy, the three Regi golems, and Shaymin have all disappeared completely, gone without a trace. In all the chaos and confusion of their loss, the remaining legendary Pokemon have begun fighting over leadership and tactics to find their brethren. Darkrai, for example, suggested killing every human until they found the one responsible, while Celebi begged for peace.
All of them have seen the black armored humans prowling the streets, but as soon as they get close enough to study them, they seem to disappear. Giratina, the ruler of distortion has been detecting several breaches in his zone, but cannot pinpoint exactly where they are happening and when. The mysterious humans remain just that: a mystery. Mesprit recently picked up a distress signal from someone, though she couldn’t tell whether it was Pokemon or Human. When she tried to follow the voice, it vanished before she could find out who it was. As the being of emotion, she is troubled by this.
What was once a peaceful time is slowly becoming a time of darkness. People are starting to live in fear, shutting themselves indoors as if afraid they will catch this strange bout of amnesia from others. The intentions of these black armored people is unknown, and the emperor is doing nothing to abate their fears. Where do people turn? Can anything be done to solve this mystery or will it just be another passing phenomenon?
HOW THE WORLD WORKS
Like I said before, the world is all futuristic and stuff. For the most part I’ll let you be creative with how advanced the techonology is, but I will say that there are no flying cars or people (unless you have a giant bird Pokemon or something). Think more along the lines of moving sidewalks, robots, high-speed cars, flashy billboards etc.
There aren’t very many rural towns left in the world. I would say, out of all the towns only Mahogany, Azalea, Verdanturf, Lavaridge, One-Three island, Twinleaf, and Celestic are probably still rural.
The world is run by a single empire, called the Yoshitoro empire. Even though people still refer to the regions they live in by name, everyone you go will be considered Yoshitoro. People have free speech for now, and while the empire is run by one man and his council of advisors, the economy is capitalistic.
Kids are still expected to go to school, so if you choose a younger character that’s where they’ll be for a while until they’re… uprooted.
Pokemon are still kept in Pokeballs, though the variety of Pokeballs has changed since then. There are many different kinds, but I will leave it up to you what those kinds are. In the current battle system, you send out as many Pokemon as you want into the arena. There are currently these items called orbs, that are basically small glowing spheres that Pokemon absorb into their bodies. They give the Pokemon a temporary boost of whatever the orb contains (sort of like X attack and X defence in the Pokemon games), but they can also alter a Pokemon’s appearance. For example, a Pikachu cannot normally learn water attacks, but if you happened to have a special kind of orb, you could give that to your Pikachu and during the course of the battle it would take on a more water-type Pokemon appearance and adapt its body in order to use those kinds of attacks. Again, I’ll let everyone be creative with the orbs (so long as you don’t get god-moding or anything). The technology is still relatively new but has been embraced by almost everyone.
I’ll add more as I think of it, but for now I think this is sufficient information.
You play the part of a human, suddenly blessed with unusual abilities. Whether they are linked with the Pokemon disappearances in unknown, but all that matters is that suddenly you got a lot cooler (or maybe your character thinks it’s weird). The abilities you possess are almost exact copies of what a Pokemon might possess, though with your human mind you can develop any sort of attack depending on how strong you are and what type you’ve been gifted with.
What you don’t know: why you’ve been given these powers, or where they came from.
What you do know: in your area there have been sightings of these people in black armor, and Pokemon have been disappearing (maybe yours did too). People are getting amnesia a lot and it’s kind of creepy. Mr. Misoto was murdered last Thursday and the culprit is yet to be identified. The emperor has been quiet lately.
You’ve only had your powers for about three weeks or less (or at least that’s where the roleplay starts) so you haven’t had that much time to develop your control over it, but you’re starting to get the hang of it. Chances are, you haven’t told anyone (but maybe you have?) but from what you can tell you’re the only one with these powers.
Of course, that’s about to change.
1. All forum rules (duh)
2. This is rated PG-13, but occasional blood and mild swears are ok. Keep the romance to a minimum
3. You are allowed one character to start. When the roleplay really gets started I will allow more
4. Respect your fellow players. No flaming or godmoding or anything like that (minor bunnying is ok though)
5. Any character age is ok, but I have the right to decline a character if I think it’s unrealistic
6. Your character is allowed to have up to 6 Pokemon if you want, though I’d suggest maybe having less. It’s up to you.
7. Sign-ups are open indefinitely. No need to reserve anything since I am allowing more than one person to have a certain type
8. Have Fun!
Character Name: first and last please
Location: Where is your character right now? Where do they live normally? (I’ll bring you all together eventually, but it’s nice to know)
Pokemon Type: What powers does your character possess? Are they an electric user, water-type, fire aligned?
Attacks: Your character is allowed three signature moves. I’d like at least one of them to be an actual Pokemon move. They have to be the same type that your character is (so, if you’re fire type, then you can’t use water or electric moves). The other two can be made-up but they have to make sense and not be of godly strength. Please describe what each attack does, even if it is an already existing one. You are free to be creative with how you interpret attacks from the game because obviously certain attacks would not function the same in the real world as they would in a game.
Appearance: What does your character look like? Describe things like hair color, eye color, and clothing. Go into detail. I want at least two paragraphs.
Personality: How does your character act? What do they like, what do they dislike? How to do they react in certain social situations? Again, go into detail. Two paragraphs for this one as well.
History: How has life been for your character so far? Detail. Detail. Detail. Two paragraphs please.
Other: Anything else we should know about so-and-so?
Pokemon: What Pokemon does your character have? Please list of them in following format for each…
Name: (regular species name and nickname if applicable)
Appearance: (if different from normal appearance)
Attacks: (up to four)
My sign-up will be in my next post.