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    Today, the five Pokemon Regions live in harmony and peace, but it was not always so...

    Almost 2000 years ago, Kanto was gripped by a terrible disease, for which no cure could be found. However, Botanists of the time told tales of a plant that grew exclusively in the highest reaches of Mt. Coronet that was known to cure diseases with similar symptoms to the one the Kantonians were inflicted by. This in mind, Prince Nakot, the favoured son of the King, King Kantollo II, led an expedition to Mt Coronet to search for this rare plant. They had nothing to worry about, for the King had secured permission from Sinnoh's Queen, Queen Sinnelia, to forage on Mt. Coronet. However, there was a well-known rumour that the son of Sinnoh's Queen, Prince Rinneg was jealous of Nakot and many others of the Princes, for he was weedy, unintelligent and an unskilled battler, at least compared to the other Princes. For this reason, he knew he would not be granted the title of High King, the King of all regions. Unless, that is, he eliminated the competition.

    Nobody knows for sure what happens next, at least up until Hikers discover the bodies of Nakot and his team in the high reaches of Mt. Coronet. Some say it was a treacherous ambush by Prince Rinneg, others, an unfortunate accident. Whatever the real outcome, King Kantollo II took the former view and, enraged, declared war on Sinnoh, calling them cowards, backstabbers, traitors and other, more vulgar terms. Her pride dented, Queen Sinnelia retaliated with force. So much so that Kantollo II was forced to call upon his neighbour, King Djohtott of Johto, to assist him in what would be called the Great War. More bargains were struck, more officials bribed, and eventually a bitter war erupted, with Kanto and Johto on one side and Hoenn and Sinnoh on the other. By the time King Unnovar, High King of the Five Regions and King of Unova had reached the other regions; there was little he could do to stop the war. In fact, old petty quarrels resurfaced and King Hezzar of Hoenn declared Unova an enemy. Many assassinations, most notably those of Prince Rinneg and King Kantollo II, and massacres took place. The war lasted for 6 months, and took many lives, both human and Pokemon. It would have claimed many more, were it not for the events that transpired at the Battle of One Island, a strategically important location in the war.

    The Battle of One Island was set to be the most bloody yet. All Five Regions had fielded thousands of boats and thousands of airships, each brimming with tough Pokemon, and Humans wielding deadly weapons, such as the Pokemort Crossbow. Just as the first war horn was about to be sounded, a bright white light appeared in the centre of the armies. From it emerged five legendary Pokémon: Mew, Ho-Oh, Rayquaza, Arceus and Kyurem. They floated down, seemingly by magic and settled amongst the armies, hovering just above the surface of the water. There, their foreheads began to glow and, with a flash of light, each produced a gem. One purple, one red, one green, one yellow and the other white. At the sight of these gems, all the Humans and Pokemon around felt the fight go out of them. Then, as one, the Pokémon spoke. "This war," they said, "is pointless. It has no purpose and does not benefit anyone. Make peace. Do not fight yourselves to destruction. As long as they remain intact, these Five Gems will help retain peace and ensure no more wars are started." With that, the legendary Pokémon vanished.

    After this encounter, the Five Regions made peace. Each constructed a Citadel in their region to house the gems and an order was set up to ensure their protection. Due to the slightly crystalline texture the skin of the guards developed, thanks to exposure to the Five Gems, this Order became known as... The Crystalline Guard.


    Welcome, to the Crystalline Guard. We are an Order dedicated to preserving the peace of the Pokémon World, the peace granted to us by the Legendary Pokemon at the close of The Great War. We seek to crush those who appose this peace in the field of battle, bring the community together through other means and to train the members of our Order to the best they can possibly be.

    Be you a warrior, artist, thinker, student or just a nice guy, there is room for you in this Order. So, what are you waiting for? Read on, learn of this fine clan and sign up. The registration offices are waiting....

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    Rules

    1. Be Active, if you are inactive for three weeks and have not given me a reason, then you will be kicked.
    2. No Flaming.
    3. Be kind to all members of the clan and even members outside of the clan.
    4. Do not double post or spam within the thread, so NO conversations not relating to competetive pokemon or the clan. (Use the Xat if your conversation does not fit into these topics)
    5. Follow standard serebii rules for battling and always respect your opponent by acknowledging them after a battle.
    6. All official clan documentation you fill out MUST be filled in correctly, this includes Battle Record posts etc
    7. You may only be in this clan and no other, THIS is standard clan forum rule, however I think it deserves a mention.
    8. Use smogon tiers for battling.
    9. You MUST use a pokemon from your Division's region when participating in clan battles. If you do not, it will count as an automatic loss
    10. Do not pester your Leader about win/loss records etc. It's hard work, and we do the best we can. The odd asking for a tweak is fine, if you think they have made a genuine mistake, but repeated asking is not.
    11. All Clan Related Atwork must be authorised by me
    12. Check the Announcements (see below) often


    If you do not follow any of the above rules then you might get punished by being banned from the clan permantly or temporarily for a certain period of time after you have earnt a certain number of strikes.


    News + Announcements

    Announcement 30/11/12: IMPORTANT! New Rules on Clan Talk http://www.serebiiforums.com/showthr...0325-Clan-talk

    Announcement 01/01/13: Happy New Year!

    Announcement 2/01/13: IMPORTANT! Read this post: http://www.serebiiforums.com/showthr...4#post15532724

    Crystalline Guard Explained

    Divisions

    The Crystalline Guard is made up of Five Divisions, one stantioned in each of the 5 Reigons of the Pokémon World. Each one is responsible for the safety and peace of its region and populace. While each Division operates exactly the same in terms of ranks and following the basic rules of the Clan, each Division may have slightly different rules or expectations, depending on that of its leader. Similarly, the leader may affect other things, such as how the team is selected for that Division's World Cup team. Each Division is also home to, what will eventually become, groups of slightly different people. For example, a certain battle style may be attracted to a certain division (this is partly caused by the Leader's ability to instruct his members in this style). These subtle differences, along with extra expectations, are all listed at the top of the Division's post, so ready carefully before deciding your preference. Of course, joining a Division because you like the colour is also acceptable!

    There are Five Divsions, each representing a different region with a different colour and Leader. The Five Divisions are named after the Five Gems given to the human race at the close of The Great War:

    The Amethyst Divison - Kanto - Purple - Leader Magicmonkey
    The Tourmaline Division - Johto - Red - Leader JhenMohranMH3
    The Emerald Divison - Hoenn - Green - Leader + Supreme Patriach Psycho Cut
    The Citrine Division - Sinnoh - Yellow - Leader Soperman
    The Zircon Division - Unova - Light Blue - Leader The Mysterious Stranger
    Note also that, as explained in the rules, you must use a Pokemon representing your region. It must be new in the game that features your region (Kanto does not count for Tourmaline), so choosing Crobat for Hoenn is not acceptable, but choosing Swampert is.

    A Note About Democracy

    You'll notice, then, that there are Five Leaders in the clan. If you're confused about who you should be taking orders from, read on: Firstly, in matters pertaining to your Division, you answer to your own Division Leader. In matters pertaining to the whole clan or your behaviour, each Leader has equal power. The only reason my name has the words Supreme Patriach next to it, aside from its sounding cool, is because I will make the call on any decision the Five Leaders as a whole cannot decide. However, with Five Leaders, such a situation should be rare.

    If you have a problem about the clan, the first person to contact is your Division Leader. If he can't, or, dare I say it, won't help, then you should contact another Leader. From this though, don't get the impression that contacting another Leader is frowned upon: we're all happy to talk!

    Currency

    The Currency of the Crystalline Guard is Crystals (fancy that!). However, please note that these are not used to rank up - at least not directly anyway (see below for more details). Their main purpose is to buy things from the shop and for use in the 5 Regions Premier Leauge (see post 10 for details). Crystals are only awarded for completing jobs or from reccomendation from Leaders (not your own)

    Ranks + Points

    There are eight ranks in The Crystalline Guard and, although the userbars and, in a lesser sense, the names, of the ranks differ from Division to Division, each corresponding rank has the same requirements and, for lack of a better word, bragging rights. The requirements for each rank are based on Recommendation Points, or RPs. These can, as explained later on, be obtained in a number of ways.

    Recruit - Standard Entry Level
    Intiate - 50 RP
    Apprentice - 200 RP
    Warrior - 500 RP
    Tactician - 1100 RP
    Elite - 2300 RP
    Veteran - 4700 RP
    Commander - 9500 RP

    Ways to Earn RP

    1) Initation Test Battle - This is a battle made with any Leader. This Battle must be done within 7 days of your acceptance into the Clan. After the battle, the Leader will reward you, based on your performance, PR from any value up to 500. This Test is not mandatory.

    2) Battles - Here at CG, as you can imagine, we like a warrior. So, as you prove your aptitude on the field of battle, so will you rise up the ranks. Each Battle won against a member of another Division is worth 5 RP, with a bonus of an extra 5RP for each win streak of three and an extra 9RP for every 10 battles you win in the clan. You RP, however, can also go down. If you lose 3 battles in a row, you will lose 3RP and for every 10 battles you lose in the clan, you lose 7RP. If these loses means you fall below the RP requirement for your current rank, you will not be demoted. Also note that you may never, at any point, fall below 0 RP

    3) Tournaments - Many Tournaments will have RP rewards for winning or placing above a certain position. These RP rewards very, so be sure to check them out.

    4) Wars - Defending the Peace of the World in a war is a honourable thing to do. As such, each War Battle you win is worth 20RP

    5) The World Cup + Premier Leauge - Sorry football fans, but the RP I'm on about here refers the the World Cup and Premier Leauge in posts 9 + 10. The various RP rewards for these activities is listed in their posts.

    6) Jobs - The Crystalline Guard could not function as well if it was just a bunch of battlers. Have a look at the Jobs Section for all the available jobs and the RP you can get from there.

    7) Recommendations - RP are dubbed so for a reason: if another Leader (so, not the Leader of your Division) recognizes your acheivements, he may put forward a recommendation awarding an amount of RP up to 50. This can be for all sorts of reasons, such as improvement, good behaviour etc

    8) Crystal Donations - Donating your hard earned cash for the good of the Crystalline Guard is a thing worth of great recognition. So, for every 200 Crsytals you donate, you will be awarded 80 RP.

    Many of these ways also earn Crystals, which are used, mainly, in the Shop. For details on how to earn these, see post 8.

    Battles Against Clan Members

    Every time you battle a Clan Member, one participant, but preferably both, must post the results on the thread. To do so, you must fill in the form below. Pay particular attention to the first two fields, you must leave a space after the colon and spell the Division names correctly otherwise, due to the way these battles are monitored, you may not be credited.

    If you want the battle to be 'Off-Record', meaning that it does not count for RP loss or gain etc, both players must agree on it before the battle starts. If this is not done, it is perfectly legal for it to count. Note, a forfeit because someone wants an Off Record battle and the other doesn't, does NOT count as a loss.

    Finally, please refrain from revealing details of your opponent's team. If, in your suggested improvements, this is unavoidable, please PM them this field.

    HTML Code:
    [B]Your House:[/B]
    [B]Opponent's House:[/B]
    [B]Opponent's Name:[/B]
    [B]Win/Loss/Draw + Score:[/B]
    [B]Rate your performance out of 50:[/B]
    [B]Rate opponent's performance out of 50:[/B]
    [B]Any improvements for opponent:[/B]
    [B]Any thing else worth mentioning?:[/B]
    For an example filled-out form, check the spoiler below:

        Spoiler:- Exemplary Form:




    Halls of Fame are designed to reward those members of the clan who are exceptional at what they do by immortalising them in the Crystalline Guard's Hall of Fame. There are currently five Halls of Fame in the Crystalline Guard: The Division Halls of Fame, The Combat Hall of Fame, The Shop Hall of Fame (W.I.P), The FRPL Hall of Fame and The Missions Hall of Fame.

    To judge when someone is eligible for entry into a Hall of Fame, we use a points system. Certain acheivements and deeds give you Hall of Fame Points, and when you reach the required amount of Points, you can be inducted into the appropriate Hall of Fame. Note that Clan Leaders may award extra Points. Upon induction to a Hall of Fame, you are immediately awarded 500 RP, with Division Halls of Fame awarding even more: 750 RP!

    Halls of Fame are unique in the fact that even if you quit the clan, your name will remain in the appropriate Hall of Fame.

    Halls of Fame are incredibly difficult to be inducted into, so although the road may be tough, keep perservering because the reward of being in a Hall of Fame is well worth it.

    Info on the Division Halls of Fame are listed here, whereas others will be listed in the post they correspond to. (Combat is also listed directly below)

    How do I know how many points I have?

    To find out all you need to do is contact me asking me to calculate for you. Before doing so, please make sure your Division Leader has an accurate and up-to-date record of your streaks and wins. You may make an appeal once per week for each Hall of Fame. Note that I have the right to refuse to calculate anyone's tally if I'm busy and I think they will be way off anyway.

    Division Halls of Fame

    Division Halls of Fame are unique in comparison to other Halls of Fame. They have very few specific criteria as the majority of Points comes from elsewhere: any Points you gain that contribute to any other Hall of Fame also contribute to this Hall of Fame. This is to show that the Division Halls of Fame honour that Order's highest acheivers. As such, Division Halls of Fame are arguably the hardest to gain entry into.

    Hall of Fame Entry Criteria: Total of 150 Hall of Fame Points, Tactician Rank

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    Combat Hall of Fame

    The Combat Hall of Fame honours the Clan's most talented battlers and only pure battling prowess will let you see entry. The acheivements are gained by battling within the clan, and, in a few cases, battling outside the Clan.

    Hall of Fame Entry Criteria: 90 Combat Hall of Fame Points, Warrior Rank

        Spoiler:- Acheivements:


    Division of The Month



    At the end of each Calendar month, the Division that has performed most admirably in the keeping of Peace, the actions of their members and other duties is acknowledged. The Division's score for one month is simply the total RP of it's best few Members (this amount varies on the clan's size), along with any World Cup Bonus added. The Division with the highest score gets their shield displayed at the top of this post, a Trophy Userbar, along with glory and bragging rights! At least until another Division takes the title of Division of the Month...

    The Xat

    The Xat, due to forum rules, cannot be displayed here, but can be found in my signature. You are free to add the Xat link to your signature as well, if you wish.

    The Xat is the place where, as a clan, you can talk together about things which you are not permitted to do so in the thread (i.e. things that aren't related to the clan or competitive pokemon). Note that Clan rules still apply there so please be sensible or you will be banned from the Xat and/or face reprecussions in the Clan.

    The Channel

    The Crystalline Guard has it's own channel on Pokemon Online, on the Pokemon Online server called, "Crystalline Guard" (no surprises there). This is where the majority of people hang out, and you'll have more success finding people here than anywhere else.

    The Manhatten Project

    This league is cosponsored by CG and we are encouraging you to challenge it and aspire to one day become a champion offering a variety of different tiers. We ask that you challenge and support the league. We're sure that you'll find it a fun yet challenging thing to do. And it earns Hall of Fame Points, so why not?

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    *All info on other aspects, such as Wars and The Shop, can be found in their relevant posts.


    [IMG]http://i54.*******.com/2dv359f.png[/IMG]

    Aiming for the top rank of our clan, although an excellent aim, isn't the only thing to be aiming for in this clan. Below are many achievements which you can aim for. Just like most video games which include achievements, some require a lot of work and others are slightly quirkier. Achievements do not award extra RP or crystals, they are simply a bit of fun and some extra things to aspire to!

        Spoiler:- List of Acheivements:


    Registration Office

    So, decided to join the Guard, have we? Well, before you can do that, you'll have to fill in one of these here forms. Make sure you do it correctly, like, and pay attention to the asterixes.

    HTML Code:
    [B]Forum Name:[/B]
    [B]PO Name*:[/B]
    [B]5th Gen Friend Code(s):[/B]
    [B]Timezone (in GMT)***:[/B]
    [B]Your preference of Divisions (descending)**:[/B]
    [B]Rate your battling out of 10, be honest!:[/B]
    [B]A brief description of yourself, along with anything else you'd like to mention:[/B]

    *PO, if you don't know, stands for Pokemon Online. It is a free to download and is incredibly useful for competitive battling as it allows you to create teams in minutes and tweak them in seconds. The vast majority of members here will use it, so don't be left out! It's against Forum Rules to post links here, but Googling "Pokemon Online Download" should take you to the right place. Also, you are reccomended to include the clan tag, which is [CG], in front of your name to make you easier to find. If you plan on doing this, then please include it in this field.

    **Unfortunately, for the aspect of fairness, we may not always be able to allocate you to the Division you want. For this reason, we ask you to list the divisions in order, starting with your favourite and ending in your least preferred. We should be able to grant you at least your third choice.

    ***Timezone in GMT is your Timezone, but how far in front/behind you are of GMT. (EST = GMT-5). Note, if you live in an area where the timezone changes depending on time of year, please specify this.

    Pokémon of The Week

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    Hey Serebii, how you doing? Not sure how many of you guys from way back are out there, but just to let you know that I'm back, though I'm not sure how regularly I'll be on. Thanks for everything, and I hope I can continue to enjoy my time here!

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    Hakasuka! Greetings, as said in the tongue of the Ninjas. So Kanto, eh? Long has Kanto been the Ninja Region - long being since I left Tourmaline to lead here - but nevertheless, the centre of the world's Ninjaness revolves around Kanto. But enough about Ninjas. For now. We of the Kanto Region seek to strengthen not only our battling skills, but also our mind, body and spirit, in the quest for ultimate power. But, in the words of a certain superhero, great power bring great responsibility so above all, you will learn to be true of heart. And a Ninja. HOO-HAH.

    *Bows*, greetings, my young padawan. My name is Ninja Dewott, though you may call me Master. I am the Sensei of this here Order and it is my job to ensure that rules are kept to, fun is had and Ninjas are discussed. Preferably, I would like you to stick to all of these three maxims, but the first is most important. Fail to obey the rules and I shall send round the Ninjas. No, not those ones. Yes, those Ninjas. Oooh...

    Ranks


    Requirement: 9500 RP

    Congratulations! You've reached the highest possible rank in our Order and you are capable of leading the mighty hosts into glorious battle and vanquishing the toughest of enemies!


    Requirement: 4700 RP

    Well, you truly are a Veteran of the Order now, and should be immensely proud of this fact! You certainly command the respect and awe of others!


    Requirement: 2300 RP

    Well, you're really starting to shine now! You're an Elite of this Order now and your majestic presence is felt wherever you go!


    Requirement: 1100 RP

    You're really starting to rise up the ranks now! You're a force to be reckoned with and a person to be consulted in times of need. Keep up the good work!


    Requirement: 500 RP

    You can really start to think of yourself as a high ranking member in this Order now, as you have the right of being able to fight for Peace and Glory as a Warrior. Well done!


    Requirement: 200 RP

    You're making excellent progress, and you've nearly completed our Tuition. The Warrior Class is in sight!



    Requirement: 50 RP

    Not so much of a newbie, now. You've started to progress down your path to Glory and you're no longer 'just another Trainee'


    Standard Entry Level

    You may be only a Trainee now, and most people may reside above you on the ranks of Power but take faith in the fact that you can only go up. Your journey to Greatness has begun!

    GC7 (0RP)


    Member Records

    Behold, the Majestic Members of this Mighty Division

        Spoiler:- Member List:


        Spoiler:- Win/Loss Records + Crystal Count:


    Trophy Cabinet

    Here is a list of all the things that the Amethyst Divsion has won.



    Amethyst Hall of Fame

    Here is a list of all our members who have made it into a Hall of Fame
        Spoiler:- Hall of Fame:



    Credit to Prohawk for the userbars.
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    NB scroll down for the Tourmaline art shop

    We are TEAM TOURMALINE, the protectors of the Sacred Tourmaline. It is our destiny to do this, no matter what the cost. Our golden hearts and silvery souls will secure our victory on the battlefield. Lugia and Ho-Oh shall watch over you in your quest to being awesome. Though the Sacred Tourmaline has given us peace, there are those of us who still believe that we should always be battle-ready. Through our strength we shall prevail. No--we MUST prevail. In the name of the Johto region us Johto-ites will do our best to be good spirited, fun and the best battlers in the land. Ho-Ha!


    Jhen here division leader of the dazzling [gold and silver] red tourmaline. erm... espeon and umbreon rock. End of THE FACTS!
    NB we will ask nicely to change their views all those that can't see that espeon and umbreon are THE BEST

    Ranks



    The ranks of thy tourmaline order



    Tourmaline Leader : JhenMohranMH3
    Just because I'm a leader doesn't mean you have to do a Brutus/Caeser on me


    Requirement: 9500 RP
    I bow down to you....maybe

    Requirement: 4700 RP
    Almost there! Keep it up!


    Requirement: 2300 RP
    A couple of Dragon Dances and look where you are, you are an elite!


    Requirement: 1100 RP
    How does tactician have anything to do with anything


    Requirement: 500 RP
    WARRIOR! THIS IS SPARTA!

    Superstar : 963


    Requirement: 200 RP
    You've almost done your time at the Pokemon School, Warrior status soon to be yours

    Hyper Lugia : 413
    a moon gust : 210


    Requirement: 50 RP
    Youngster Joey standard... but please don't use rattata

    Plamya : 156


    Standard Entry Level
    Up, up and away .... hopefully

    CameronH747 : 0

    Member Records

    The Peoples:

        Spoiler:- Member List:


    Records:

        Spoiler:- Battle Records + Crystal Count:


    Trophy Cabinet

    look at all our trophies!



    woooooo!


    Tourmaline Hall of Fame

    Just me XD




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    updated up to page 515

    Last edited by JhenMohranMH3; 13th January 2013 at 10:46 PM.

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    We of Hoenn, descendants of Hezzarus the Honourable, are masters of Land, Sea and Air. No element or obstacle shall stand in our way for we are immune to the raging seas, the fiery droughts and the stormy skies. As such, we seek to educate our members in all forms of battle, so they can exploit their opponent's weakness at will. We of Hoenn believe that knowledge and durability are the greatest assets one can possess and we shall strive, with these qualities, to protect the Sacred Emerald and to vanquish all those who seek to destroy it!

    Hey guys, allow me to introduce myself: I'm Psycho Cut and I'm the Leader of the Glittering Green Emerald Division. Despite the fact that I seem to enjoy power, I'm quite lax about some aspects of the Clan and I understand that what you guys want most is to have fun. So, I try to let you guys do that, while cracking down like the Torrents of Kyogre on those who do overstep the line!

    Ranks

    So, let's get on with the good stuff. You'll be familiar with the ranks, but here are the offical Emerald Division ones and which members have each rank.


    Requirement: 9500 RP

    Congratulations! You've reached the highest possible rank in our Order and you are capable of leading the glittering hosts into glorious battle and vanquishing the toughest of enemies!


    Requirement: 4700 RP

    Well, you truly are a Veteran of the Order now, and should be immensely proud of this fact! You certainly command the respect and awe of others!


    Requirement: 2300 RP

    Well, you're really starting to shine now! You're an Elite of this Order now and your glittering presence is felt wherever you go!


    Requirement: 1100 RP

    You're really starting to rise up the ranks now! You're a force to be reckoned with and a person to be consulted in times of need. Keep up the good work!


    Requirement: 500 RP

    You can really start to think of yourself as a high ranking member in this Order now, as you have the right of being able to fight for Peace and Glory as a Warrior. Well done!


    Requirement: 200 RP

    You're making excellent progress, and you've nearly completed our Tuition. The Warrior Class is in sight!

    OrbrunnerX - 470 RP
    Ninja Dog - 234 RP


    Requirement: 50 RP

    Not so much of a newbie, now. You've started to progress down your path to Glory and you're no longer 'just another Trainee'

    Shinluxray348 - 150 RP
    GrovyleCelebi - 110 RP
    Sushi_noodles - 90 RP


    Standard Entry Level

    You may be only a Trainee now, and most people may reside above you on the ranks of Power but take faith in the fact that you can only go up. Your journey to Greatness has begun!


    Member Records

    Behold, the Glittering Green Members of this Glorious Division

    Member List:


        Spoiler:- Member Records:


    Win/Loss Records + Crystal Count:


        Spoiler:- W/L:


    Trophy Cabinet

    Here is a list of all the things that the Emerald Divsion has won



    Emerald Hall of Fame

    Here is a list of all our members who have made it into a Hall of Fame

        Spoiler:- Emerald HoF:


    Last edited by Psycho Cut; 13th January 2013 at 10:16 PM.
    Hey Serebii, how you doing? Not sure how many of you guys from way back are out there, but just to let you know that I'm back, though I'm not sure how regularly I'll be on. Thanks for everything, and I hope I can continue to enjoy my time here!

    3DS Friend Code: 2105 - 8928 - 6860

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    Welcome to the Sinnoh branch of the Crystalline Guard. We draw our power from the cosmos. The flow of time, the presence of space...if either of these were to suddenly vanish, there would be no possible way for us to be here today. We respect and cherish all life, even the smallest and weakest of all pokemon. The power we use is pure. If one is to use this divine power in the name of evil, Arceus will banish you to the far away New Moon island, where you will never be able to harm humans or pokemon alike ever again.


    Hey, so I'm Soperman, or "Soper" if you're too lazy to write my whole name. You'll see me around a lot, more on these forums than on PO, but I'm on both. I really like cats and sports (especially American Football and Basketball). I love joking around, so don't take everything I say too seriously.
    Anyway, welcome to Citrine, and I hope you have a great time in the clan!

    Ranks

    Here are the nine glorious ranks of the Citrine Division:


    Requirement: Be chosen by the gods

    You have achieved the role of leader. You are your own king; even the gods answer to you.
    Except when they don't.


    Soperman - 465 RP


    Requirement: 9500 RP

    You have achieved near-perfection, a true Guard through and through. Your dedication has paid off, and you deserve the respect of all clan-mates. As a true warrior of the great god Arceus, time and space are at your command. Well done.


    Requirement: 4700 RP

    You know the ways of battling, and have proven your mastery time and time again.


    Requirement: 2300 RP

    Though you have already proven much of your worth, you managed to prove your were capable of even greater feats! Keep at it, and you might overcome yet another rank!


    Requirement: 1100 RP

    Beyond showing your strength, you have shown your cunning and strategy, both in the clan and in battle.


    Requirement: 500 RP

    You have shown your fellow guardians that you are not to be taken lightly as a battler. You have risen beyond the ranks of the learners; now, you are the one teaching.

    USAtoday - 875, 25 C


    Requirement: 200 RP

    You've made quite a bit of progress, and have shown that you are serious about joining the guard.

    Miss Gypsy - 320 RP


    Requirement: 50 RP

    You've gotten a good start, but still have a ways to go.

    darklord - 80 RP
    nova_flutterhusky - 70 RP
    PanOne - 70 RP
    Zachmac - 87 RP


    Standard Entry Level

    Do not think that this rank is a sign of weakness, it simply means you are new to the guard and perhaps pokemon. After enough training, you'll eventually be ready to help us fight in the name of the guard.

    Member List
    Here are the Guardians in our mighty kingdom and their various records:

        Spoiler:- Win/Loss Records and Streak Tallies:



    Our very own member, Usatoday, has been building cores based on various pokemon. You can ask him for all of them, but right here I will be showcasing the most recent three he created.

    Genesect's Alliance
        Spoiler:- Core:


    The Hounds of Hell and Gengar's Downfall
        Spoiler:- Core:


    Screw the Therians
        Spoiler:- Core:


    Archive of Old Cores
        Spoiler:- Archive:


    Jonah's Pokemon of the Week
    Jonah also does these random movesets of the week, where he takes an underrated pokemon and finds a moveset for it that could work in higher tiers.

    RANDOM MOVESET OF THE WEEK

    This week's featured Pokemon is Beedrill!

    @Choice Band/Choice Scarf
    EVs: 6 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
    Jolly Nature
    Ability: Sniper
    -X-Scissor
    -U-Turn
    -Brick Break
    -Aerial Ace

    Typical Choice sweeper. X-Scissor is your main move and U-Turn is for scouting. Brick Break covers Steel and Rock types. Aerial Ace is for Fighting opponents.

    Archive
        Spoiler:- Old POTW:


    Trophy Cabinet
    This is were I'd put our divisions rewards, if we had any.
    Citrine Hall of Fame
    None. WORK HARDER CITRINE GUARDIANS

    Credit to Prohawk for the userbars and the Core Corner Banner
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    We of the Unova region and the descendants of King Unnovar are the champions of fire, ice, and electricity. Nothing will stand in our way. We are immune to the raging fire of the sun, the effects of being struck by lightning, or being in the middle of a howling blizzard. As a team, we will destroy anything that dares to destroy the peace kept by the Sacred Zircon.


    I am Batman, but only on halloween. And then I am not invited to many parties. And I am fine with that, because that just makes me an even more accurate batman (because Batman does not go to parties as "Batman" but only as Bruce Wayne). I am right about this.

    Okay, all jokes aside, I am The Mysterious Stranger, or just TMS for short. On Pokemon Online, I am known as Aeon. And if you see the name Goomi floating around, that's me too. I am somewhat new to this leading thing, so bear with me these first few weeks. If you have any problems with anything (Questions, Incorrect RP counts, etc.) Feel free to contact me however and wherever you want. Oh, and I like purple.

    Ranks

    These are the ranks of the Zircon Order.



    Requirement: Having the name The Mysterious Stranger

    Do I really need to write one for myself?

    The Mysterious Stranger - 450 RP


    Requirement: 9500 RP

    Congradulations on the highest rank in this order! And having enough RP to border on obsessive.


    Requirement: 4700 RP

    Being a veteran, you've obviously been here a long long time.


    Requirement: 2300 RP

    Now your an elite, and have really earned the respect of the clan.


    Requirement: 1100 RP

    After being schooled in strategy, you've become a tactician. Good luck getting enough RP to rank up from here on out.


    Requirement: 500 RP

    Congradulations on becoming a full fledged warrior in our order. And remember, you can only improve.

    Lodestar - 580 RP
    Spiderman - 510 RP


    Requirement: 200 RP

    You are now an apprentice. With a little work, you can become a warrior!

    Tyoyo3131 - 210 RP
    -Sky - 460 RP
    Corka Cola - 220 RP
    Matoro - 305 RP
    X_Vandslaux_X - 255 RP
    Warlord Mitsuhide - 240 RP
    Tormented - 250 RP


    Requirement: 50 RP

    Okay, now you're getting somewhere.

    Lady Kaixet - 95 RP
    Trainer Shadow - 120 RP
    Darside - 150 RP


    Standard Entry Level

    Welcome to the clan. Now hurry up and get a rank up.

    DannyNEXUS - 0 RP
    Psycoe11 - 0 RP
    Superpower Emboar - 5 RP
    Tobehonest - 5 RP





    Member Records

    Here are all of the people in our division that have decided to fight in the name of Unova.

        Spoiler:- Member list:


        Spoiler:- Win/Loss Records + Crystal Count:


    Trophy Cabinet


    hey, look what we got. It's shiny!

    Zircon Hall of Fame



    last updated 495
    Last edited by Aeon™; 6th December 2012 at 3:29 AM.


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    Please Contact me if you wish to war us.

    war team members feel free to use:

    [*img]http://i1245.photobucket.com/albums/gg596/Cygopath/cg.gif[/img] just take out the *
    War Team



    War Team Reserves


    Currently Warring

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    War Record: 4-1

        Spoiler:- War Record:





    Ongoing Tournaments

        Spoiler:- Ongoing tournaments:


    Upcoming Tournaments
        Spoiler:- Upcoming tournaments:


    Tournaments hall of fame
        Spoiler:- Hall of fame:





    (Conversions done on aesoft replay view. No links, just google "aesoft")
    Episode 1
    Episode 2

    Tutoring system.

    In order to help people improve, I am starting a tutoring system. Applications must be PM'd to me, and I shall assign you a tutor, for a 2 week session with the tutor. For now, each tutor will have a maximum of 2 pupils.

    Tutors

    None yet. This space. Watch it.

    Application Form

    Name:
    Tier:
    Preferred Tutor(s):
    Area of Tutoring:

    Last edited by Ninja Dewott; 18th January 2013 at 8:40 PM.

    Ice Cold Fire

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    This is the clan shop. Here, you may spend your hard-earned Crystals on Pokemon. You may also donate Pokemon and receive Crystals.

    How the Shop works

    When donating, PM me this form:

    HTML Code:
    [B]Pokemon:[/B]
    [B]Nature:[/B] 
    [B]IVs:[/B]
    [B]EVs:[/B]
    [B]Ability:[/B]
    [B]Egg moves, if any:[/B]
    [B]Shiny:[/B]
    [B]Any other notes:[/B]
    Donating Events - 5 crystals.
    4th Gen Moves - 2 crystals per pokemon.
    Legendaries - 3 crystals


    For buying: Arrange a wifi trade with the owner for the pokemon you want. PM me the pokemon being traded




    Stock

        Spoiler:- egg move pokemon:


        Spoiler:- DW Female pokemon:


        Spoiler:- shiny pokemon:


        Spoiler:- RNG'd pokemon:


        Spoiler:- event pokemon:


        Spoiler:- IV bred pokemon (10 crystals):


        Spoiler:- EV trained pokemon:


        Spoiler:- Other random interesting pokemon:



    Available Jobs:


    EV trainer = You have to EV train the Pokemon you are given by me. Paid 2 Crystals Per Pokemon

    IV Breeder = You IV bred the Pokemon to the required IV's told by me. Paid 4-5 Crystals Per Pokemon

    Pokeradar (Gen IV) = You go and Pokeradar for shiny pokemon available in the game. Search for shinies not in shop or with other features. Paid 6 Crystals Per Pokemon

    Masuda Method = Hatch Eggs for shiny pokemon. Search for shinies not in shop or with other features. Paid 10 Crystals Per Pokemon

    RNG'ing = Get good IV'ed Pokemon told by me. Paid 3 Crystals Per Pokemon

    Cloner = Clone the Pokemon I trade you to get duplicate copies of it. Paid 2 Crystals Per 3 Clones

    Pokedex Collecting = Go and catch the Pokemon that is required by me. Paid 1 Crystal Per Pokemon

    Item Collecting = Go and get the item that is required by me. Paid 1 Crystal Per Amount of Item

    Levelling Up = Get the Pokemon of me and level it up to the required level. Paid 1-4 Crystals Per 10 Levels, depending on what levels they are

    Egg Moves = Get the Egg move for a certain Pokemon. Might need to breed for nature + IV's. Paid 1-4 Crystals Per Pokemon

    Dreamworld Collector = Go and befriend the Pokemon required by me with the secret ability. Paid 3 Crystals Per Pokemon

    EV Trainers: x_vandslaux_x, jazz14456_Whenwilltheychangeitback
    IV Breeders:
    Pokeradar catchers:
    MMers:
    RNGers: x_vandslaux_x (4th gen, 5th gen)
    Cloners:
    Pokedex Collectors:
    Item Collectors:
    Lvl uppers: x_vandslaux_x, jazz14456_Whenwilltheychangeitback, blueman
    Egg movers: x_vandslaux_x
    DW Collectors: x_vandslaux_x

    Job Hall of Fame

    This is where all of the people who have done a particularly good job with their job go.
    Last edited by Vandslaux; 1st October 2012 at 6:14 AM.


    Credit to Beck for the RNG userbar.
    As of August 18th 2012, I resigned as a CG leader.

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    One thing that the residents of the Pokémon World soon discovered after the coming of the Five Gems is that, although they stopped the World descending into War, they didn't stop competitiveness. In fact, between the regions, they did, if anything, increase it. Those from Kanto would say that the deep purple of the Sacred Amethyst was more beautiful than any other of the Gems, for example. Eventually, each Region began to boast about the prowess of their Division of the Crystalline Guard, saying it was better than all the others. Eventually, the powers-that-be in the Guard decided that it would be best to let all this competitiveness out in a World Cup.

    So, grab the best battlers your region has to offer, fill the stadiums and don the team's colours. Let the Games begin!

    How it Works

    Note: All matches done in the World Cup will be 5th Gen OU, using Smogon tiers. If these tiers change midway through a World Cup, the next set of matches will use the new changes. The default style of Matches is Best of Three but a Best of One battle is acceptable if you and your opponent can mutually agree.

    Each Division's World Cup team is made up of four people. These people are chosen by the Division Leader although the manner in which he chooses them is totally up to him, although this must be done 24 hours before the World Cup is scheduled to begin.

    Each Round of a World Cup lasts a certain number of days, as decided by me when the World Cup starts. They will almost always be inbetween 5-9 days. No matter how many days each Round is, the first day of each Round is dubbed 'Decision Day'. As you may have guessed, it is on this day that all decisions regarding the use of stratagems and use of the "No I" (see below for details on these) rule must be made. There are always 7 Rounds. Four for the group stages and three for the knockout stages (the 3rd place play-offs are done in the same Round as the Final)

    The four participants in each house will then be randomly allocated a number between one and four. These will decide the groups. So, there will be four Groups containing five participants each, one from each Division. The participants will then battle every other person in their Group. After each battle, they will be awarded a number of points based on how many Pokémon they had left. After each match has been played, the two players with the most points will go through to the knockout stages. If two players are tied on points, the number of wins will be used to decide. If this is also equal, a tie-breaker match will be played.

    The World Cup now progresses to the knockout stages! In accordance to a system many of you will be familiar with, the Winner of Group A plays the runner up of Group B, the Winner of Group B plays the runner up of Group A and so on. There may be, at some point during the knockout stages, a clash where two members of the same Division are matched against each other. In this instance, the match-ups will be reworked, although they shall be done as to have as little impact as possible.

    The Winner of the World Cup is decided on a point system, and it is in the Knockout Stages that those points are won and lost. Firstly, each Division is awarded 15 Points for each member from that Division that made it through to the Knockout Stages. Then, for each battle in the Knockout Stages, the winner is awarded a number of points equalling that which he beat his opponent by. For example, a 3-0 Victory would award your Division 3 points. The loser, however, is out of the competition (with the exception of in the semi-finals, where a 3rd place play off will be had). There is a final bonus of 10, 6 and 3 points awarded to your Division for finishing 1st, 2nd and 3rd (respectively) individually.

    At the end of the tournament, the points will be added up and the winner declared!

    There's no "I" In "The Pokémon World Cup"

    Although it may seem that the World Cup can be won by the antics of one participant alone, this is not the case. For starters, the 15 Points awarded for getting a member through to the Knockouts is a real bonus and gives you a massive advantage if you end up starting with a 15 Point lead over other Houses.

    There is another additional rule which can be used to help out a teammate:

    In any round of battling, one member of a Division can choose to reveal a certain number of his Pokémon, along with their entire setup, to his opponent in order that another member in his Division has the same number of Pokémon, with their entire setups, revealed to him. This must be done before either group of battlers meet. This can be done as many times in the tournament as you like.

    E.g. Bill is facing Useless Ug, and he certainly thinks he'll have no trouble. However, his teammate, Bob, is facing Deadly Dave in the same round. To give Bob a bit more of a chance, Bill reveals 3 of his Pokémon and their setups to Ug, as he thinks he can still win anyway. Because of this, Dave must reveal 3 of his Pokémon and their setups to Bob, giving Bob more of a chance. You can do this up to 18 Pokémon, which would be all 6 from all 3 of your opponent's teams in a Bo3 battle. Note that if you must reveal all Pokémon from one team first (and state when you'll be using it) before revealing some from the others. E.g. if you are forced to reveal 7 Pokémon, you must reveal all from one team and one from another, you cannot, for example, reveal 2 from two of your team and three from the remaining one.

    Now of course, every team needs support, and it is for this reason that those not selected can give a helping hand to their team. There will be a bonus 3 points available for the "Best Chant Award". So those not battling should get to work on their rhyming and see what they can come up with. Remember, nothing rude and nothing offensive to other Divisions/Members.

    The Golden Pokeball

    The Golden Pokeball is an additional award available in the World Cup. It is awarded to the player who gained the highest amount of Points during the World Cup (remember, each pokemon you have remaining after winning a match counts as one point), and this includes any bonuses from Stratagems. The reward for this prize varies from World Cup to World Cup

    Stratagems

    Each Division is different and when they come to the World Cup, they bring their skills honed in their region with them. As such, each Division has their own set of skills they can use to their advantage. These are represented by Stratagems.

    Stratagem Rules

    How to use Stratagems

        Spoiler:- Open!:


    • All Stratagem decisions must be taken on Decision Day
    • You may only take a maximum of 5 Stratagems. Unless otherwise stated, you may take the same one more than once.
    • Only one Stratagem may be used per battle per person
    • Once a Stratagem is used, it is gone. However, if you have selected that Stratagem more than once, you can use it the number of times you have selected it
    • You are recommended to save Battle Logs of those Battles in which you have used a Stratagem, or take photo evidence of events crucial to the Stratagem (i.e. a Fire Attack KO for Tourmaline's Sacred Fire).
    • The policy on who can use Stratagems and when is decided by the captain of the team. If you don't adhere to his ruling you have him to answer to
    • Most Stratagems are used upon the start of a round of battling and, unless otherwise stated in the Stratagem's entry, this is when it is used. If the Stratagem has an asterix (*) next to its name, it is used at Team Preview. Some Stratagems may not follow either pattern and these are explained in the Stratagem's entry
    • Some Stratagems award you Points when certain criteria are fulfilled. If used in the Group Stages, these Points go towards that player's total. If used in the Knockout Stages, they go to the Division's Final Score
    • You must adhere to any extra rules the Stratagem may have. They also overwrite any other rules dictated by the tier, clan etc.

    Note: Abuse of, or lies about Stratagems will be dealt with harshly.

    List of Stratagems



        Spoiler:- Amethyst Stratagems:




        Spoiler:- Tourmaline Stratagems:




        Spoiler:- Emerald Stratagems:




        Spoiler:- Citrine Stratagems:




        Spoiler:- Zircon Stratagems:


    Current World Cup



    1st - Zircon
    2nd - Tourmaline
    3rd - Citrine

    Previous World Cup Records

        Spoiler:- .:



    World Cup FAQ

        Spoiler:- .:



    More World Cup things, such as World Cup Awards and Hall of Fame, may come soon!
    Last edited by Psycho Cut; 2nd January 2013 at 2:56 PM.
    Hey Serebii, how you doing? Not sure how many of you guys from way back are out there, but just to let you know that I'm back, though I'm not sure how regularly I'll be on. Thanks for everything, and I hope I can continue to enjoy my time here!

    3DS Friend Code: 2105 - 8928 - 6860

    Looking for any breedable flawless Pokemon!



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    FRPL News and Announcement

    All Season 1 Final Data updated!

    Rules on player signings have changed. Please read!

    New Rules on 'Player Styles'. Please Read. See Below! (Updated since PM sent)

    The FRPL Explained

    The FRPL is a chance for everyone to get involved in something, support, or play for, a team and do their bit to get their team success and glory! The FRPL works much like any other leauge. There are 10 teams, who each face off against each other and the team with the most points at the end, wins! Of course, things are not quite that simple, as there are many random events and changes to matches. More than pure battling skill will be needed to triumph!

    Each Team is made up of a Manger and some Players. The Manager has quite a few roles: firstly, to decide who is battling, there are many factors which may influence this decision; secondly, to manage finances, deciding where best to spend money and trying to avoid bancrupcy and thirdly dealing with any unexpected events that may occur. The Role of the Player is much easier, he must battle when called to do so and do his best to get as many points as possible!

    One other thing worth mentioning is how the various 'chances' in the FRPL are decided. To do this, I use a Random Number Generator or other similar things, such as dice. If you have more questions or think you're being mistreated, then don't hesitate to speak up.

    Rounds

    The FRPL Season is split into Rounds. These Rounds simply represent each battle that must be completed. A Round lasts one week. The first two days are for the Managers to decide who will be battling and the remaining five are for the battles to be completed. There will be no extensions, so if a battle is not completed, then the Team I think most deserves points will get them.

    Round Rules

    To spice things up a little, most rounds will have a special rule. The Managers must bear in mind these Rules and select their Battler appropriately. Similarly, each Manager should prepare for as many Round Rule situations as they can, or devise some other, tatical, approach.

        Spoiler:- Table of Round Rules:


    Stage System

    The Progress of each team is marked in Stages. The Stage of a Team dictates what Pokemon they may use in a Normal Battle. A Team must pay to move up a Stage. The Various Stages, the costs to upgrade to them, and what Pokemon they allow you to use are listed below. Note, you may not skip Stages. Also note that you can use Pokemon permitted in lower stages.

        Spoiler:- Stages:


    Money, Money, Money!

    Money plays an important role in the FRPL and is crucial to a team's success. Even if you have the best players in the Leauge it's no good if you can't pay them! On the contrary, if you're rolling in crystals, then you can use them to gain huge advantages over the other teams.

    Earning Money

    All Transactions in the FRPL are done per week, ie, on a Sunday, when I get on. These means all income will be measured in Crystals Per Week (or cpw), and players will be payed at the end of each week.

    Supporter Happiness Level

    Your Supporter Happiness Level, or SHL, is the main way of earning money. This represents your Supporters paying to watch your battles and buying merchandise etc. Your SHL both represents the amount of Supporters you have, as well as how content these Supporters are.

    The Formula for your Income from SHL is: (SHL x 3) - 8. So if you had an SHL of 5, you'd earn 7 Crystals per week.

    Your SHL can be increased in the following ways:

    Winning! Each Match you win will increase your SHL by 1
    Losing continously Every 2 Matches you lose, or any consecutive loss, will decrease your SHL by 1
    Rising up the Leauge At the end of each round, you are awarded an SHL Bonus equal to: (5 - Your Leauge Position)/2. However, this rule only comes into effect after 3 Rounds, so if you get unlucky in your first match, worry not!
    Improving your Grounds Level The quality of your home Grounds affects your SHL. The Ground Level is measured in Stages and the costs for moving up each stage is the same as in the Stage System (above). You gain an SHL Bonus equal to your Stadium Level
    Gaining Supporters (see below) +1 Per Supporter

    Gaining Supporters

    The way in which you gain supporters is very simple: just get a member of the clan to PM me pledging their support to your Team (they may withdraw at any time). You can also encourage people to support by 'lowering ticket prices'. This simply means all your supporters get a certain amount of crystals from your own Budget at the end of the week. If you wish to do this, simply PM me saying so and stating the amount you'd like to 'reduce the ticket prices' by.

    Income By Winning

    There's also a reward of 6 Crystals for each match you win. Also, at the end of the Leauge, the Teams finishing 1st, 2nd and 3rd get a reward of 500, 250 and 100 Crystals respectively.

    Personal Input

    A manager may, at any time, add Crystals of his own to the Team's Budget. Note that players may not do this and it cannot happen the other way round!

    Losing Money, Boo!

    Money is only lost in the following ways: Firstly, if your SHL is so low that the income from it is negative; secondly from paying players (see the Player section below) and thirdly for any misconduct or cheating!

    If, at any point, your Budget drops below 0C, you'll enter bankrupcy. This means you'll have to be bailed out, but this will come at a cost of 10 points.

    Players

    As previously mentioned, any member of the clan may play for any team. To join a team as a Player, the Player must make a contract with the Manager. He and the Manager must PM the Contract Form to me below. If they are identical, then that player is signed.

    Signing Players who are not in any other FRPL Team can be done at any time. However, a Player may not battle in the round which he has been signed in. The Contract length and Salary must be mutually decided by both Player and Manager. Feel free to haggle!

    The contract length is measured in numbers of Half Seasons. This makes things far easier as far as transfers are concerned. One Half Season is the time taken from the start of the season until the Transfer Period in the middle of the season, or from the Transfer Period to the end of the Season, depending on when the contract is signed. Obviously, 2 Half Seasons will equal one Full Season, and so on. When filling in the contract length, you must say how many Half Seasons you will be signing the player for.

    Code:
    Player Name:
    Signing Team:
    Contract Length*:
    Salary**:
    *The Contract Length must be, at minimum one Half Season.
    **The Player's Salary must be at least 5cpw. It has no upper limit, however.

    Note, Managers are paid at the end of the Season, and the amount varies on how well their team has done

    Buying from Other Teams

    Buying Players must done in the Transfer Season. The Transfer Season is the first 5 Days of each Month. During the Transfer Season no other FRPL action takes place, i.e. no battling is done.

    To buy from another Team, the buying Manager must PM me the Signing Form above, as well as stating which team they are buying from and for how much he is buying for (there is no limit on this amount). The selling manager must also PM me, saying the transaction is OK with him.

    The consent for a Player Transfer should be done with both Managers and the Player in question. However, since Managers have more power, if the Player is the only one refusing, then PM me and I will see what I can do.

    If you are thinking of selling a Player in the next transfer Season but need to renew his contract in the meantime, feel free to put "Until Next Transfer Season" in the Contract Length field of the Signing Form

    The Player's Promise

    By agreeing to play in the FRPL, all Players agree the following:

    I will endeavour to do my best for any team I play for and not lose on purpose for whatever reason, I will not accept any bribes, I understand that my Manager has more authority over me, if he wants to sell me I should respect this fact and not kick up too much of a fuss. Finally, I understand that any violation of the Player's Promise may result in reprecussions in the Clan.

    Although Managers are not bound by a Promise as such, they should be fair to their Players and supporters. If it is thought that a Manager is unacceptable, the Players and Supporters can appeal. If at least 75% of the Players and Supporters PM me saying they would like a Manager sacked, then he shall be sacked! The appealers should have a replacement ready, though.

    (NEW!) Player Styles

    From Season 2 onwards, each Player in the league will have a Style, which will correspond to certain type(s). If one Player's Style Type has an advantage over his opponent's, so will he gain an advantage in battle. This represents different players battling being more effective against certain opponents, and offers more tactical flexibility for managers. Mastering the Style-Shifting Skill will give you a huge advantage!

    There are three Styles: The Grass Style, The Fire Style and The Water Style. At first, each player may only have one Style (which is chosen by the Manager). However, the team can pay for each player to be trained to adopt different styles. Paying 70C will allow the player to choose between an extra style. This can be done twice, so that the player in question may adopt all styles available. Having a Style Type Advantage over your opponent means that the one with the unfavourable matchup may not have hold items on three of his Pokemon

    Although a Player may be able to adopt more than one Style, he can only change styles once every three rounds. Therefore, careful planning is required to maximise Style-vs-Style effectiveness. Note that after each Season, this counter is reset, so at the start of each Season you can choose a new type for your players. Also, if a player is transfered in the mid-season Transfer Season, he must use the type he is currently on for however long is left.

    Note that all these Styles are individual per player, so you have to upgrade each player separately.

    Home vs Away

    When the Matches are revealed for the Round, there will be 5 teams on the left, and 5 on the right. The ones on the left are the Home Teams, and have a slight advantage over the Away Team. The Away Team must reveal their battler within the first 24 hours of the round whereas the Home Team have 48 hours to do this. This means the Home Team can see who they will be facing and act accordingly.

    Because there will be 9 Matches in a Season, some teams will play more games as the Away Team than as the Home Team. These Teams will be given a One-Point Bonus as a Handicap.

    Other Rules

    Random Events

    Each Round (except the first) there will be a Random Event. This will effect a randomly chosen team. The Event may be good and it may be bad. The Manager will be notified of the event at the Start of the Round

    Injury

    After each Battle, depending on the result, there may be a slight chance of 'Injury' for a player involved. An injury will put a player out for one or two Rounds, again, this randomised. The chance of injury is as follows:

    3-0 or more win - No chance! Yay!
    2-0 Win - 1 in 25
    1-0 Win - 1 in 16
    Loss - 1 in 12

    Note that if you have no players left because they are all injured, you will automatically lose by a randomised amount!

    The Teams

    Useful Team Thing. Thanks, Eaglehawk!

    Of course, a leauge is not a leauge without teams to take part in it! The FRPL contains 10 teams, based from 10 Cities around the Pokemon World. Each has its own colours and mascot, so you can support, or even play for, the one that most striikes your fancy!

    ***



    Castelia City



    - Castelia City will not participate in Season 1 of the FRPL -

    Stage: 2
    Budget: 198C
    SHL: 9
    Grounds Level: 1
    Manager:
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    Ecruteak Dance Troupe



    Stage: 3
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    SHL: 7
    Grounds Level: 1
    Manager: JhenMohranMH3
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    Prev. Records: Season 1: 6th Place

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    Goldenrod Rangers



    Stage: 1
    Budget: 30C
    SHL: 4
    Grounds Level: 1
    Manager:
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    Prev. Records: Season 1: 7th Place

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    Hearthome City



    Stage: 2
    Budget: 120C
    SHL: 6
    Grounds Level: 1
    Manager:
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    Prev. Records: Season 1: 5th Place



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    Mauville Marauders



    Stage: 1
    Budget: 165C
    SHL: 6
    Grounds Level: 1
    Manager: SuperpowerEmboar
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    Prev. Records: Season 1: 4th Place

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    Mossdeep Giants



    Stage: 4
    Budget: 130C
    SHL: 19
    Grounds Level: 3
    Manager: Soperman
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    Prev. Records: Season 1: 1st Place

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    Nimbasa Night Riders



    Stage: 2
    Budget: 80C
    SHL: 6
    Grounds Level: 2
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    Prev. Records: Season 1: 8th Place

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    Pewter Powerhouses



    Stage: 1
    Budget: 330C
    SHL: 11
    Grounds Level: 1
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    Prev. Records: Season 1: 3rd Place

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    Saffron Psychics



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    Stage: 2
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    SHL: 9
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    Veilstone Athletic



    Stage: 2
    Budget: 368C
    SHL: 14
    Grounds Level: 1
    Manager: Ninja Dewott
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    Supporters: Shinyluxray
    Prev. Records: Season 1: 2nd Place

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    Current Season


    Final Results!



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    FRPL FAQ

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    What are Missions?

    Once you've reached the Warrior Class, you can take part in the Crystalline Guard's missions and do your bit to save the world!

    The Missions in this clan represent the Crystalline Guard sending out troops to combat the enemies, which collectively are called Rouges. There are many Rogue groups and part of the Missions involves taking them down, or combatting their assaults.

    All you need to take part in the Missions is a Battle Simulator, either PO or Showdown will do fine. Missions involve a group of people of varying size trying to overcome various battle and intellectual challenges. Think of it as playing a game. The team will have to progress through each 'level' of the mission by clearing the challenges faced. The better you do, the easier it will be later down the line.

    Each person in the team takes in a certain amount of Pokemon called "Pokemon Count" on the mission. This is their 'pool' of Pokemon from which they can use to battle. Often there is a restriction on these Pokemon. Once your "Pokemon Count" has been reduced to 0, you're out of the mission.

    Each squad going into a mission will be appointed a leader, who makes final decisions for the squad. A leader should listen to what his other members have to say before making a decision though.

    Each Mission will have a certain 'Type' (see below) and a difficulty level for battling and puzzles. They also show how the squad will be formed (see below) as well as any extra info, such as hidden rewards.

    The Mission section offers loads of rewards most commonly a heathly portion of RP. However, Crystals and actual Pokemon are also rewarded, and there may be hidden rewards in some Missions...

    Rules about Missions

    There are many different types of Missions, and many have extra twists to them:

    Assault

    This is the most common and most straightforward of all missions, you run into an enemy position with guns blazing and Pokemon out. The difficulty levels vary, as many things that get assaulted a riddled with various amounts of enemies and booby traps. Defeat all the enemies, kill the commander, or destroy something to succeed.

    Investigation

    In an Investigation mission, you have to determine what's gone on, so typically, these have high Puzzle difficulty. Often, they're not too dissimilar to a game of Cleudo - you'll be given a list of outcomes and, from evidence you gain, you'll have to guess which is the right outcome to succeed.

    Infiltration

    Infiltration Missions are similar to Assault ones, except you can't allow the enemy to know you're there! As such, all battles have a turn limit and if that's surpassed the alarm gets sounded! From there on in, the Mission becomes nigh impossible to complete! Defeat all the enemies, kill the commander, or destroy something to succeed.

    Defence

    In a Defence Mission a Crystalline Guard Citadel or Outpost is attacked, and you must successfully defend it to win. There are never any puzzles, so all you need to do is defeat the attackers! Defence Missions are unique in the fact that they sometimes allow those below the Warrior Rank to participate.

    Campaigns

    Campaigns are different to regular missions in that they are actually a string of missions tied together in a story. You might be sent on a Campaign to completely destroy a Rouge group that have multiple bases littered around a forest, for example.

    Parts

    All Missions are split up into Parts. Think of this like levels in a game. You must clear the objective in that Part to progress to the next. Unlike Missions as a whole, the aim in a Part is broken down into very simple tasks. Well, by simple, I mean the aim is not complicated, but it may not be easy to acheive. These objectives could be "Defeat 10 Grunts" or "Clear this Puzzle". Some Parts have extra rules, such as a time limit, so bear these in mind!

    Battling

    In Missions, you will do a lot of battling. The Battling in Missions is done on either PO or Pokemon Showdown, against a mysteriously contolled enemies that, for unfathomable reasons, can only appear when certain people are on...

    You will take into the Missions a certain number of Pokemon, as dictated by the Mission. You must list what these Pokemon are before starting and cannot change them in the middle of the Mission. There are also restrictions on what Pokemon you may take in.

    The simplest way of understanding how these battles work is by thinking of when you would battle through the bad-guys base in a Pokemon Game. You'll face loads of easily-dispatched grunts and eventually face a few tougher opponents too. However, unlike in-game, you need to watch your Pokemon carefully, or else you might find yourself at a massive disadvantage. You are not able to heal your Pokemon inbetween battles, unless otherwise stated which means if one of your Pokemon faints, you may not use it. If this drops your Pokemon Count to below 6, then you will have to battle with an incomplete team. Also, if any Pokemon finishes a battle on 'red' health they count as crippled and so may no longer hold an item.

    Most enemies you face will have one of the following titles, which ascend in difficulty:

    Grunt
    Trooper
    Fighter
    Elite Fighter
    Admin
    Personal Guard

    There may also be a 'End of Level Boss' who will have a [Boss] tag.

    More info on Bosses

        Spoiler:- Bosses:


    So you get the idea of what you may face, here's what a typical Grunt may have. The Pokemon used do vary from Rouge Group to Rouge Group but within each Rouge Group the same Pokemon tend to be used.

        Spoiler:- Rouge:


    Objectives

    To clear a Part of a Mission, you must complete the Part's Objectives. While each Mission has an Objective, this is covered by it sharing the Objective with the last Part. Your objective may be to defeat a certain amount of enemies or clear a puzzle.

    Squad Formation

    The Squad for a Mission may be formed in various different ways (as listed below). Note that there may be more than one Squad in a Mission, in this case they will usually work together, but there's a chance they'll be agaisnt one another.

    Captaincy - In this case, a squad captain is chosen. It is then up to the Captain to choose the rest of the squad from Warriors throughout the clan

    Sign-ups - This is simply a first-come-first-served sign up

    Chosen - In this case, the members of the squad are chosen by leaders.

    Maps

    Many Missions will feature maps. These are split up into squares and each square corresponds to a certain event (usually). If a Mission features a map, more details about that particular map will be given with the Mission.

    Rouge Database

    Those people who seek to destroy the sacred gems and disrupt the peace of the Pokemon World are given a single, collective name: Rogues. They form many different groups with their own slightly different motives, ways of battling and troops. The database also lists a threat level (between 1 and 10) and any extra data we have on them.

        Spoiler:- A-Z Database:


    Ongoing Missions

    None

    Missions Hall of Fame

    Hall of Fame Entry Requirements: 80 Mission Hall of Fame Points

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        Spoiler:- Clan Credit:
    Last edited by Psycho Cut; 10th November 2012 at 10:33 PM.
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    Here at The Crystalline Guard, we like to spice things up a bit, and, quite often, we like to do so in a relatively complicated matter. This section, however, is a nice simplistic way of spicing things up.

    Event Days often coincide with events in the real world, though at times they're random. Many events revolve around battling, granting you extra RP for winning battles in a certain tier, for example. Some, however, are altogether different, perhaps a competition, voted for by the other clan members.

    Most Events last a day or a weekend although some can run on longer. In all cases, timings are done from and to midnight on a British Timezone (Serebii Time).

    Events are open for everyone in the clan and we encourage you all to partake in them, to maximise enjoyment for everyone!

    Current or Upcoming Events


    New Year's Resolutions!

    1st January 2013 - 31st January 2013

    The 1st of January. That time when we realise we have a whole new year ahead of us, a whole year to try and keep your new year's resolution. A feat which rarely happens. However, here at CG, we'd like you to have a new year's resolution and we're offering extra RP if you can do it. Note though that this event only lasts until the end of January, not the end of the year!

    How it Works

    This event is pretty simple. Firstly, you must pick a (only one) New Year's Resolution from the list below, and PM me your choice. By doing so, you have entered that event. If you wish to change your resolution, you should have chosen better anyway (tut, tut) though you can contact me and I'll change it for you. From then on, until the event ends, if you win a battle and fulfil the Resolution's criteria you get an extra amount of RP. This RP depens on the Resolution's difficulty level - you get an extra amount of RP equal to the difficulty leve.

    List of Resolutions

    *DL = Difficulty Level

    • Use Less Legendaries - Only 1 Legendary allowed per team - DL 1
    • Don't waste water - No water Pokemon allowed on your team - DL 1
    • Lose Weight - No Pokemon with combined defenses exceeding 180 is allowed on your team - DL 1
    • Give up Chocolate, I mean, Weather - You may not have any weather inducing moves or abilities on your team - DL 2
    • Be kind to those less fortunate - Use at least 2 Pokemon from UU or below on your team - DL 2
    • Lose Even More Weight - No Pokemon with combined defences exceeding 145 allowed on your team - DL 2
    • Use Less Technology - No steel or electric Pokemon allowed on your team - DL 2
    • Let others have first say - No priority, Choice Scarves, Speed Boosting Abilities or Pokemon with a Base Speed exceeding 114 allowed on your team - DL 3
    • Lose Even More Weight! - No Pokemon with combined defences exceeding 99 allowed on your team - DL 3
    • Be even kinder to those less fortunate - Use at least 4 Pokemon from the UU tier or below on your team - DL 3


    Note - by defences we mean the Defence and Special Defence Base Stat

    To Get The Points

    To get the points, please put your resolution and a note saying you have completed it, in any battle form of a battle you have won. If your opponent doesn't challenge you on this, then you get the points.

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    Happy New Year!

    Last edited by Psycho Cut; 3rd January 2013 at 12:16 PM.
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    Yay, I finally have a reason to give away my RNGs.

    I've been playing DP OU lately, and I'm already at about 500ish in ranking. Pretty much BO.


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    Forum Name: Sietse23
    PO Name*: Changes a lot, but for now Epicnameispeic
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    Your preference of Divisions (descending)**: Amethyst
    Timezone (in GMT)***: GMT + 1
    Rate your battling out of 10, be honest!: Meh, 7/8?
    A brief description of yourself, along with anything else you'd like to mention: I'm batman.
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    Glad to have you aboard, Sieste, welcome to the clan!

    Amethyst is fine, so that's the Division you'll be in, although I think there may be another in Amethyst, but ah well.

    @Jhen, fixing it, sshh! And yeah, Nossh is in emerald.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Psycho Cut View Post
    Glad to have you aboard, Sieste, welcome to the clan!

    Amethyst is fine, so that's the Division you'll be in, although I think there may be another in Amethyst, but ah well.

    @Jhen, fixing it, sshh! And yeah, Nossh is in emerald.
    its double 'm' btw XD

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    On the Amethyst Commander userbar, it's spelled Comander. Could be how it's spelled in England, though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by x_vandslaux_x View Post
    On the Amethyst Commander userbar, it's spelled Comander. Could be how it's spelled in England, though.
    Hmm... That is a genuine mistake, odd that the other 4 are fine. Although, I think by the time anyone reaches that rank, we'll have new userbars...

    Ok, Xat's in my sig now, can the leaders get on so I can make them Mods.
    Last edited by Psycho Cut; 30th May 2012 at 7:22 PM.
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    Ehmmm, does this clan have a xat? Can't find it anywhere...
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    It's in my sig, I'm just editing in the info about it now.
    Hey Serebii, how you doing? Not sure how many of you guys from way back are out there, but just to let you know that I'm back, though I'm not sure how regularly I'll be on. Thanks for everything, and I hope I can continue to enjoy my time here!

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    Forum Name: The Mysterious Stranger
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    5th Gen Friend Code(s): don't use wi-fi
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    Your preference of Divisions (descending)**: i'm going to say the regions cause i forget the names.
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    Rate your battling out of 10, be honest!: probably 5
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    ^Welcome goomi (: (or do you want me to call you mysterious stranger?)
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    Welcome to the clan Goomi and Sietse!

    ..Goomi, wasn't I with you in a clan for a short period of time in a failed TotW revival?


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