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“And with a single toss of His mighty head, the universe was born anew, and a never ending expanse of time and space was at His command...”
RP Thread || Discussion Thread
200 years ago, in the land of Aelodil, a land where only Pokemon dwell, a mysterious Alakazam who called himself Odin decided he wanted to expand his already extensive knowledge. He learned of time and space and how they keep the world running, he learned of nature and living beings. But yet he was still unsatisfied. He himself didn't even know why. He was the most knowledgeable Pokemon in all of Aelodil's six islands. His wisdom was a sacred thing to the citizens of Aelodil, and he knew full well that he should be satisfied with all he had learned. And then, one day, it dawned on him.
He knew nothing of how the world itself came into being. Or the universe, for that matter. What was the point of knowing so much about Pokemon if he had know idea how they came to exist? Why should he care about time or space or the universe if he had not a clue where they all began? And who was the mastermind behind it all?
Who was God?
Nearly every Pokemon of Aelodil was engrossed in their legends and lore, the ones that spoke of the mighty being Mew, who breathed life into Pokemon, who defeated demons with his holy magic, who commanded legendary beasts that rose up mountains from the earth and created an almost infinite sea. But Odin was skeptical about these revered legends. He wanted a way to know for sure. What is Mew was just a fairy tale, dreamed up by some fool? He decided to investigate.
The other Pokemon thought he was going mad. How could he deny the existence of Mew, a being that they'd taken for granted for years upon years? They decided not to trust his knowledge anymore, and figured that he was just a madman who'd lost himself forever. But he changed their minds as soon as he discovered proof.
In the forest-covered island of Feulis, Odin ventured deep into its ancient ruins, and discovered something incredible. Buried deep beneath the earth was a secret tunnel that was just begging to be explored. As Odin traveled through the tunnel, he found sacred writings carved into the walls. They spoke of a Pokemon named Arceus, who created the universe and brought Mew itself into the world. Drawings of the Pokemon were spread across the walls, and not a single stone was left untouched by etchings honoring the deity. And Odin just knew it had to be true. The tales of Mew were fraud just as he'd suspected, just lies meant to trick gullible Pokemon into believing in a fake God. But they wouldn't trick Odin. And if he had anything to do with it, they wouldn't trick anyone else anymore, either.
Odin spread his discovery to all the islands of Aelodil, and he got just the reaction he was hoping for. As Pokemon found out hidden clues of their own that proved the mighty Arceus' existence, their trust in Odin began to blossom all the more. Odin had changed the world, and he knew Pokemon were happy to have finally found the truth. But then, one day, he realized it wouldn't be that easy.
A massive group of Pokemon began to rebel, supporters of Mew who wouldn't let Odin get away with taking away Aelodil's trust in their one true God. They attacked Odin's supporters, and immediately a gruesome battle broke out. Pokemon hurt each other left and right, not showing a single sign of mercy. A few Pokemon were even killed in the brutal conflict. Finally, the Mew supporters rose in victory, having been given the massive advantage of surprise.
Odin had never been so angry in his life. The Mew supporters were growing and growing, and he had no way to stop it. They were simply too strong. He had only one way: to outsmart them. But fortunately, being an Alakazam, that was his specialty.
He formed his Arceus supporters into his own personal army, deploying them on two of the six islands. And they decided to go after the Mew supporters. With their organized methods of fighting and pre-planned strategies, they won this battle easily. So, the Mew supporters did the same.
Soon, the conflict raged across Aelodil, and four of the six islands were fully involved in the battles. The wars, soon known as crusades, went on for many years, and eventually, Odin fell in battle. But the Arceus army went on strong, not wanting to let the loss of their original leader stop them. However, there were two islands who refused to immerse themselves in combat. The Pokemon living on the peaceful island of Feulis, a dense forest-covered island, and the Pokemon of Lithulia, an island filled with beautiful waterfalls and canals. Both islands believe that there is no true single 'God,' and that many god-like creatures worked together to create the world of Aelodil themselves. This enraged both sides, and they soon began to attack the islands, trying to force them to one side. However, neither side would budge. It was a struggle of willpower, and Feulis and Lithulia wouldn't back down. But after many years of brutal war, a tragedy occurred on the island of Lithulia.
A strange portal appeared out of nowhere, and pulled several Pokemon in.
The Pokemon of Lithulia were deathly afraid of being taken away themselves, and became more cautious. As portal sightings grew and grew, and more Pokemon were being devoured by the rips in space-time, they locked themselves in their homes, refusing to leave. Some heard voices in their dreams. Screams of agony, or sometimes a single cruel being telling them to give up. To give up, and stop trying to save themselves. It was a terrifying omen, and the Pokemon of Lithulia had never been so scared. Meanwhile, the other islands fighting for their gods scoffed at the pathetic Lithulia. They figured the portals were a sign. A sign from Arceus and Mew, sealing their fate to die if they refuse to pick a side. But even they didn't expect what happened next.
Lithulia, after suffering from the portals for many months, was swallowed whole.
It happened slowly. First, the southern half began to break apart. Pokemon's homes, their land, their sea... all of it became devoured by the portals. Pokemon from the northern part of the island attempted to escape, readying ships to take them away, but few succeeded. Only a very small handful of Pokemon escaped from the massacre, and they were not left without damage. Some became mentally traumatized, others lost limbs, some even lost portions of their memories. But none of the survivors will speak of what happened on that terrible day. It remains a deep secret.
Now, the crusades are still raging on, and show no signs of stopping soon. Portals have been sighted on Feulis as well, and the Pokemon of the other islands have no doubts in their mind that they will suffer the same fate as Lithulia. But the Pokemon of Feulis are determined to live on, and maybe even finally bring an end to the wrath of the crusades.
Feulis-Dwellers - You are a Pokemon who lives on Feulis, and is thus neutral to the combat of Mew vs. Arceus. Feulis Pokemon are generally very peaceful, though there are some exceptions, such as fighters training under Bullet’s wing (see NPC descriptions). Most of the Pokemon living in Feulis are Pokemon who thrive well in the forest (This could be most Pokemon aside from Steel, Ice, or Fire types.), but you may be an exception if you have a reason for it. Pokemon living in Feulis are devoted to the pursuit of following Celebi, aside from a few Pokemon who are neutral (as well as a certain Aipom). Overall, there aren’t really many limits to being a Feulis Pokemon, so go wild, I guess.
Soldiers - Soldiers are split into two groups, Mew Soldiers and Arceus Soldiers, who are each stationed on different islands. Nitraga and Runark are Mew islands, while Destirae and Quartzir are Arceus islands (see the island section for more information). As a soldier, you must be wholeheartedly devoted to the cause of supporting Mew/Arceus, unless you joined the military for a different reason, for example, to get money to support a family. You must keep in mind the island’s ecosystem while choosing which island your Pokemon should be stationed on. For example, if you have a Lanturn character who you want to be an Arceus soldier, it wouldn’t make much sense for them to live on Destirae, so it would be a smarter choice to make them live on Quartzir.
Feulis - A small, quaint tropical island filled with dense forests and ancient ruins begging to be explored. There aren’t many Pokemon living on the island itself, and most of its population lives in a small village within the heart of the forest. These Pokemon are religious like many of the others, but they have a very different belief - there is no single God, only a multitude of gods that each provided a different piece of the world we live in now. The villagers themselves worship Celebi, as the time-travelling legend is thought to be the single Pokemon holding the balance of their forests in place. They occasionally hold ceremonies in Celebi’s honor, usually in front of the island’s pride and joy, a majestic waterfall. The island is not nearly as peaceful as it once was, however, as Pokemon have been suddenly disappearing, assumingly because of the very same dimensional rifts that swallowed Lithulia whole. Because the majority of the villagers are generally peaceful and rarely fight, Feulis has no military. However, a select few villagers are prepared to protect the village from any threats, namely other armies. The leader of said group is Bullet the Sceptile, the loyal right-hand to the wise village leader, Glenn. The other islands tend to look down on the villagers of Feulis, as they did for the Pokemon of Lithulia, as the members of Feulis have yet to pick a side in the battle between Arceus and Mew. They think that the dimensional rifts throwing the island into chaos is a sign from Mew or Arceus - a sign that the island will fall if they remain neutral about the conflict. But the villagers of Feulis are unwavering in heart, wanting to stand strong alongside their beliefs even if it is their downfall.
Destirae - Destirae is a mountainous island, with huge cliffs reaching to the horizon and reaching past the clouds. It takes a very brave and tough Pokemon to live here, because those mountainsides don’t joke around. Fall off, and you’re just about done for. Because of this, many Flying type Pokemon make their home here - they don’t have to deal with that risk. The citizens of Destirae have many villages spreading throughout its cliff, with its biggest city at the top. But, there’s a catch - you have to climb to the top to get there. Many Pokemon lose their lives attempting to get to the top, but the few who make it are said to be blessed by Arceus, as He has allowed their home to be closest to his perch in the heavens. Destirae sports what is probably the strongest military, as its Pokemon have been trained in a very tough region and become strong because of it. But that’s also a problem for them. While they could probably destroy the other armies in a contest of strength, they tend to focus much less on strategizing and careful battle plans. This can be a major problem for them while fighting solo, but when fighting with their fellow Arceus supporters, the army of Quartzir, Quartzir can just handle the strategizing for them. Proud, tough, and dangerous, the members of Destirae aren’t to be messed with.
Nitraga - Known as the “island split in two,” Nitraga has earned this nickname for good reason. The southern and northern halves of the island are very different. Where the northern half is freezing cold, the southern half is almost unbearably hot and humid. Where the northern half has countless forests, the southern half is filled with massive desserts. Where the northern half takes pride in its secluded ice caves, the southern half can boast about its massive volcano, which is active, thank you very much. As you could probably guess, Nitraga’s northern half is home to a wide variety of Pokemon, though its population is mainly Ice types, while its southern half is home to lots of Fire types, as well as some Ground and Rock types. Nitraga’s climates aren’t the only strange thing, though. Its army, which battles for Mew, is also very different. The two halves train separately, until it is time for them to unite. With each half fighting very differently, they can cover each other's weaknesses with ease. But, this is a bit of a double-edged sword for them. While this can obliterate the other side in some situations, this can make it difficult for the halves to work together and strategize. So, Nitraga can be either a massive force in battle, or the laughingstock of the islands - never in between.
Runark - From above, Runark looks like a barren, desolate wasteland, with absolutely no life. But that’s because you’re missing what’s below. All of Runark’s Pokemon live underground, in a maze of passages that are nearly impossible to navigate if you aren’t a native of the area. The Pokemon themselves are constantly living on the brink of starvation, since food underground is scarce. Because of this, Pokemon bond together to form unlikely tight groups of communities, sharing food and water. The Pokemon of Runark are extremely loyal to each other because of these communities, and it isn’t unusual for one to sacrifice its food, shelter, or even their life for another. The Pokemon of Runark are strong believers in Mew, who they believe created Pokemon and gave them intelligence so they could face hardships together. This belief is what binds the Runark army, which is the smallest army of them all. Don’t let this underestimate you, however. Pokemon from Runark have extremely high stamina, as they would need to have to live such a dangerous lifestyle. Because of this, they can keep fighting for as long as they need to, and will always leap into battle fighting hard. And if you challenge them in their homeland? You won’t stand a chance. Only the Runark Pokemon know the layout of the passages, and you could get lost down there forever. Their tight community can form unusual strategies that would seem foolish to other armies, but end up winning Runark the battle. But, Pokemon from Runark lack the strength that other Pokemon do, mainly because they don’t get enough food as nourishment. Runark Pokemon need to rely on each other to win because of this, but fortunately for them, that’s what they’re best at.
Quartzir - A very strange island, it appears to be an absolutely tiny patch of land that couldn’t hold any Pokemon, but this is only because the majority of the island has been completely submerged underwater. Underneath the surface, the island is almost like an aquarium - a powerful, near indestructible barrier surrounds the bustling cities and Pokemon of Quartzir, and through the barrier, Water-type Pokemon can be seen swimming about. Quartzir’s military, trained to fight for the glory of Arceus, is very uptight. If you can’t perform up to the army’s standards, you’re out. This particular island is in the best condition out of the others, simply because it is very difficult to attack and locate. The island used to have a series of pipes connecting it to the other islands, but they were shut off due to the danger of oncoming attacks from Mew supporters. The military is extremely dangerous because, as said before, Quartzir’s mighty commander will not take in any stragglers. She’ll work you to exhaustion if she has to, and will not take no for an answer.
The Supporting Cast
This is just a little bit of info about important characters from each island that may make creating a sign-up and writing actual posts a bit easier. You can create your own NPCs, of course, but you have to message me about it first.
Glenn - An old, wise Venusaur who is far past his prime, Glenn has been the leader of the Feulis Village for who knows how long. His long life, though it may be coming to an end, has taught him many things, and his only hope is that he can pass them on to his dear village before his time is up. Because of his age, he isn’t as much the leader anymore as the one who watches over the village. He can no longer battle, and he is growing weaker and weaker each day. But he still remains a kindly and thoughtful Pokemon who loves nothing more than his wonderful community.
Bullet - Glenn’s right-hand-man and next in line for the position of leader, Bullet is a no-nonsense, rule following Sceptile who never wants any Pokemon to be out of line. Fortunately, none of the villagers usually give him trouble (aside from one certain Aipom). He is extremely focused, and will work hard to get the job done, and wants only the best for the village. But, because of all this, he has no sense of humor and stresses out very easily. But despite his uptight qualities, he is fiercely loyal to Glenn, and will protect him with all he’s got.
Molla - A shy, timid little thing, Molla is perhaps the sweetest Altaria you’ll ever meet. She is very bashful and prefers to be away from other Pokemon, but is fantastic at taking care of the young ones, often taking in baby Pokemon who have no parents, mainly survivors of the sinking of Lithulia. However, she has problems taking care of troublemakers (such as one certain Aipom), since she simply can’t stand punishing such “sweet, innocent little dears.” Though she is easily flustered and may be a little too kind, Molla is a very hard worker.
Vic - The tough-as-nails commander of Destirae, this Braviary is as strong as an ox and as stubborn as one, too. If one of his trainees decides to give him “no” for an answer, they may as well have spoken their last words. Despite this, though, he has a definite sense of humor, and doesn’t really take much too seriously. Other than battle, that is. Vic is fierce in battle, wanting to live up to his namesake as a leading force of victory for his lord Arceus, and will never back down from a challenge.
Sinatra - A generally relaxed Pokemon, Sinatra is the commander of Nitraga’s northern army. Being a Froslass, her claim to fame in battle is slowly whittling down the foe with the help of her array of status condition causing attacks. She is an optimistic Pokemon, who prefers to go with the flow and is able to keep her cool even within the heat of battle. Because of this, she is pretty much the polar opposite of her fellow commander, Fianna.
Fianna - A tough girl who isn’t to be messed with, Fianna is the commander of Nitraga’s southern army. She’s a Rampardos with a serious attitude who isn’t afraid to prove in battle that she’s the best commander of them all. In fact, magma from the southern half’s active volcano cooled on top of the rock on her head, making her head smashes hurt all the more. As a contrast to her fellow commander, Sinatra, she focuses purely on offense, as well as distracting the foes so Sinatra is free to run wild with her status conditions. She gets infuriated pretty easily, so watch out. A mad Fianna is a dangerous Fianna, and that’s the most important thing to know if you want to face up against this rough-and-tumble Pokemon.
Rufus - This giant behemoth of an Excadrill seems to be fierce and heartless to any average onlooker, but every Pokemon living in Runark knows of his soft, kindly interior. Rufus loves his little band of misfits in Runark, and could probably go to any length to protect them, and he has an especially soft spot for small, cute Pokemon. However, his views can sometimes cloud his judgment, leading him to make mistakes more easily than the other commanders. But his selflessness doesn’t go to waste when taking care of his community through tough situations.
Griff - To any Pokemon living outside of Runark, this smooth-talking, laid-back Sandslash might seem a little strange. But, to the Pokemon of Runark, he is their beloved instructor of sorts, focusing on training Pokemon into powerful soldiers when he’s not in the heat of battle. Griff is a very quirky Pokemon, seeming to be relaxed in even the bleakest of situations and preferring to take take life’s challenges as they come and go with the flow, rather than rushing ahead recklessly. But despite his relaxed nature, he is surprisingly extremely sociable, able to strike up conversation with complete strangers and talk for hours. He’s also got quite a few odd catchphrases under his belt, and passes out weird nicknames like party favors. But even though he seems careless, and always cool and calm, Griff changes dramatically once he enters a fight. He’s a tough, ruthless fighter who strikes fast and hard, and will only hit harder if you dare to hurt one of his companions. This especially holds true for Rufus, seeing as the two have pretty much known each other since birth, and eventually went on to become mates. But, whether he’s a rough berserker or an odd yet endearing rascal, Griff is someone who can definitely be relied on.
Sepres - A cold-hearted and stoic Milotic, Sepres is not only the Quartzir military’s commander, but she is also the self-proclaimed beautiful queen of Quartzir itself. She, like the other commanders, is a fierce foe in battle. Her unusually high speed for her species allows her to strike faster than you could ever imagine, and she may as well be unrivaled in water combat. She is a bit on the egotistical side, taking pride in her skills, but hey, she really does have a good reason to be. She is the sole reason for her military’s uptight standards and won’t hesitate to personally kill any Pokemon who disobeys her or isn’t performing up to snuff. But, rumor has it this cruel empress may be hiding a secret...
So, you want to sign up?
Well, you'll need to know the rules, first. Here they are:
1. Rather than being a first-come-first-serve basis, this RP will take as many sign-ups as are submitted for ten days. If a sign-up follows all the rules, and is otherwise one I consider to be strong, I will put it on the “potential sign-ups” list. In one month, I will look over all of the sign-ups on the list and choose the 5 best to get into the RP along with my own character. So, feel free to go beyond the 100-word limits and do your best!
2. You can’t be too overpowered at the start of the RP. Your Pokemon may be around Level 20-25 and if they evolve with a stone, I’d prefer that they aren’t evolved yet (Though I may make exceptions). Your Pokemon must begin with only 4 moves, but they may learn more later on. They can also each have one unique egg move, but they cannot know TM or HM moves yet.
They will be able to learn TM and HM moves later on, however.
3. Read the other sign-ups! If your character is too similar to mine, or anyone else’s, I might ask you to go back and change some things. I want a diverse set of characters participating, not a bunch that are all the same. This includes being too similar in terms of personality, history, and being the same species as someone else.
And a sign-up form:
Name: (Only a first name is needed, but you can add a last name if you want.)
Gender: (Male, female, or non-binary.)
Faction: (Soldier or Feulis-Dweller. You can specify whether they’re an Arceus or Mew soldier if you want to.)
Island: (Which island you are deployed on, if you are a soldier. This field is only for soldiers.)
Moves: (Four moves, no TMs/HMs, no move tutor moves unless you have a specific reason for it, one egg move.)
Personality: (At least 100 words, but you can type more if you want a better shot at making it into the RP.)
History: (At least 100 words, but you can type more if you want a better shot at getting into the RP.)
Other: (This section is optional. Just any other random factoids you want to include about your character.)
Jet the Floatzel - Feulis-Dweller - Billy Mays
Diana the Kirlia - Feulis-Dweller - Jonah the Slaking
Valyrian the Litwick - Feulis-Dweller - Elysian
Lisander the Kecleon - Mew Soldier - rabidepicgoose
Nitten the Aron - Arceus Soldier - InfernalBlaze
Ryuka the Riolu - Feulis-Dweller - Andydemon
Uzi the Umbreon - Arceus Soldier - LCrackedCD
Falken the Skarmory - Arceus Soldier - legnak
Skaro the Weavile - Arceus Soldier - The.Meta
Lamina the Scyther - Mew Soldier - SteelKing 2012
1. Littna the Aipom - Feulis-Dweller - Epic-Inferno
2. Ryuka the Riolu - Andydemon
3. Diana the Kirlia - Jonah the Slaking
(Oh, and also, that awesome banner at the top was made by kyogreblue3, in case you were wondering.)