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What Bitters said. :P
Speaking of parasitic bloodsuckers, an idea I would welcome brainstorming input on:
An old-money family continuing the noble tradition of Kalosian Bluebloods Up To Bullshit.
If you wanted to sum up their outlook in a word, acquisition would do very nicely. They are avid collectors who will use any means at their disposal to get what- or who- they want. And with the kind of money and political influence that shields one from much of the legal system, they have options. (The pair of Blaziken book thieves that chased Cephas in Castelia are affiliated with their patriarch, Paul Macraul)
The Macraul Estate, located in Lumiose City, is directly adjacent- and in fact physically attached- to a casino and restaurant complex they operate. Special guests may be permitted a tour of the extensive galleries, but even then certain collections are too... sensitive to be shown outside the family.
Fellow aristocrats like the de Niles and Cains are probably familiar enough with them to know them socially, though the Macrauls are unlikely to be invited to any dinner parties.
They harbor sympathies for the likes of Team Flare and Team Iron, and in general anybody who aims to reduce adult supervision of their actions. They aren't going to fund such groups, though- what do they look like, a charity? Perhaps a business deal could be struck, though...
The family runs on the small side for a noble house. Perhaps because they hate the idea of diluting their holdings; perhaps because now and then one of them turns out to have too much of a bleeding-heart, a revelation that's always quickly followed by disownment and blasting a name off the family tree tapestry hanging in their entry hall.
edited 2nd Jan '18 5:58:28 PM by Tangent128
I may throw in a Macraul that is a literal vampire, I just gotta hash them out with you and Pippi first
Ooooh, this sounds quite interesting indeed. <3 I might be able to do that!
Umbra you stole my idea >:P
But yeah I can definitely throw an NPC at this.
Disgraced Kalosian aristocrats with a family tapestry they regularly burn people off of? Count me in! I'm willing to come up with a character or two and help to figure out how they fit into other families' machinations
I may be able to help.
Weremon to counterbalance the vampire?
Did someone mention weremons
But I would also not mind helping out with an NPC or two.
On the note of VAMPS, it was mentioned in the chat that it might be wise to extend the concept to Pokemon as well to avoid it becoming a Feature Creep issue, and so I'm going to propose that it also extends to an overreliance on other draining moves (including Leech Life, the actual literal blood sucking move ;P), and that Vo — the Grass-type Delta Dunsparce with a propensity for drain moves — can be shown to be one such Pokemon with the "condition".
Additionally, I'd like to propose developing an actual sanctioned Ghost and/or Dark type move with a drain effect, just so we have something to justify the Obscuric side of the Aura Drain phenomenon (which, mind, has already appeared years ago) and reflect it in the Pokemon side of the setting. Besides, it's a crime that there's no soul-sucking Ghost-type attack yet. :P
I was thinking it would be specifically on par with Giga Drain, Horn Leech, and Drain Punch, in that it's a 75 base power move that recovers half of the damage dealt. The big questions are what it would be called, and whether it's a physical or special move; I'm leaning Ghost-type, physical (+ contact), and heck, it could even be a biting move. Soul Bite, maybe? :P
edited 2nd Jan '18 8:35:00 PM by BittersweetNSour
Not Dementor Kiss? o3o
But I approve of filling that gap.
And I'm glad to hear there's interest in the Macrauls! Here's a draft profile of Paul, to be revised as new members get added in.
Age: 58 (born 1959) (might increase this if needed to fit older grandchildren)
Appearance: Paul is a moderately short man, with pale, freckled skin, who remains in athletic shape. His hair is white with streaks of its original green, kept brushed backwards. He loves wearing tailored suits in cool hues, but has no hesitation in getting them dirty if needed.
Hobbies: Paul has some respectable collections of artwork and books, many of which you could have sworn were located in other collections around the world. Maybe you'd remember they went missing from those collections. Maybe you'd notice his Blaziken scowling at you and remember that asking questions is bad for your health.
For indeed, he is most proud of his Blaziken collection, one he's been cultivating since his teenage years. At this point he's acquired and selectively bred many exotic breeds beyond the classic trainer Blakizen from Hoenn, including Fuzz the Silkie Blaziken and Braid the Polish Blaziken. Several of his Blaziken, such as Braid, feature delta typings.
That said, he seems to have a new project in mind, for which he's started rennovating one of the deep-underground gallery vaults. Whatever he's up to, he sure seems to be collecting a lot of Moon Stone...
edited 2nd Jan '18 9:30:35 PM by Tangent128
On one hand, Dementor Kiss would be a very fitting name, but on the other hand, it sounds like the sort of thing that would be a signature move's name, not a move available to many Pokemon :P
Speaking of availability, I'm gonna see if folders work for the lists I created for what could hypothetically learn the move (and feel free to suggest Honorable Mentions):
Also I love Paul but I also get the distinct feeling he needs to be punched in the face
edited 2nd Jan '18 10:36:33 PM by BittersweetNSour
Speaking of people who probably need to be punched in the face:
Name: Clarisse And Genévrier Macraul
edited 2nd Jan '18 11:04:50 PM by Izshta
I'm really not fond of vampires.
EDIT: Actually, things really haven't felt any better to me since I came back, so I think I may just leave for a while again.
edited 3rd Jan '18 7:39:52 AM by AZealousIndividual
Okay, since the general consensus seems to be tentatively in favour of vampirism, here's the two shitheels that Herb and I wanna introduce!
Over the centuries, Livy has moved and reinvented himself many times over, but remains flamboyant, self-obsessed and utterly devoid of empathy. As a general rule, he has little interest in his descendants - he has seen enough of them rise and fall to know how the Curse of Cain plays out. Recently, however, the violent fate of the Kalosian Cains has caught his eye...
She also has a Tsareena named Méabh and a Salazzle named Medea, but they don't have definitive personalities yet.
So, thoughts/opinions on the characters o3o?
edited 3rd Jan '18 2:41:35 PM by PippingFool
To address Silent's queries.
A vampire doesn't have to drain all of a soul (in fact, it's better to keep at least a handful of victims alive as an easy to fall back on food stock and it doesn't raise eyebrows on an increase of missing persons. Deathly draining in one sitting is considered either an indulgent act or a rookie mistake)
If a soul is completely drained or at least drained to an amount that is unlivable for a person, they will die (as they have been killed). That being said, a particularly tenacious soul can live on and be revived the as a new Vampire. Another reason why completely draining a being is generally not done because the risk of creating a new vampire brat when you don't want one is there even if it's a low chance.
edited 4th Jan '18 10:03:15 AM by PippingFool
Have some questions of my own:
1) Would the vamps have a discernibly different Aura signature than a regular being?
2) Considering their nature would the use of an Aura Jammer kill them outright instead of just disabling their powers?
edited 4th Jan '18 1:33:37 AM by rmctagg09
Pippi answered pretty much everything I would have said re: Silent's questions. As for Tagg's, though:
1) In the way I'm imagining it, one's Aura signature as a vamp would depend on how long they've been one. Specifically, after one's first few victims, it would seem rather off, as if there's two different signatures swirling around in someone's body. However, the longer-lived ones would actually seem more normal, because after so many, it all sorta blends together. That said, the strain that a particularly hungry vamp might have after not soul-sucking for a while might also be a telltale sign.
2) I doubt they'd kill, but possibly cause Severe Discomfort instead?
1) What Bittie said. Though, to a more trained Auric eye, the weird, unnatural "blend" of various Auric energies would an eyebrow raiser.
2) Not outright kill, but induce something like extreme tinnitus that would debilitate a vamp
Hey y'all, guess what it's time for? THE WAAPT 2017/2018 Pokemon Census!
It's a census collected here where we attempt to tally the recurring Pokemon each player has.
Just find the column that corresponds with their evolution line, with multiple lines for split evos, and add them in.
Feel free to add details for them like specific species, gender, player, and trainer for the Pokemon, as we will attempt to tally these for additional counts.
Nope! Just whichever you want to.
Unless someone specifically requests you put in their characters please don't add any mons other than your own to avoid duplication. If you'd rather other people would add yours, that's fair, but it will likely go easier if you ask someone specific rather than asking in general.
Generally, any Pokemon that is or belongs to one of your P Cs, is a recurring NPC, or had a prominent role in the past is up for being added to this.
Feel free to do so if they are more prominent in another universe than the OU, but please only add Pokemon that appear in multiple universes once.
Would your character consider themselves a member of the species just like a wild member of it? If so, feel free to add them. If they don't, best to leave them off the census.
If you consider yourself part of WAAPT, then, yes, doesn't matter how long you've been here
If you're planning on debuting them in the next few months, sure
Probably at least until February, but extensions might be given, if desired
edited 5th Jan '18 7:50:17 PM by CorvusAtrox
So, two things.
So, I established my New Year's post that Mobius is after Necrozma. Problem is what exactly that would entail, and how exactly we handle Necrozma in this RP. I've also established that the Ultra Recon Squad has taken notice of the multiverse crisis and are trying to do something about it, but other than that I'm up to whatever you guys wanna do with that and want to workshop and brainstorm instead of me unilaterally deciding what's best.
I will note Verax wanted to do stuff with Tragedy mass summoning Ultra Wormholes like Necrozma did in USUM as well as freeing Necrozma from Megalo Tower, but that would feasibly be part of this workshopping.
If no one has any real input then I will resort to winging it myself, but only if.
On a completely different note...
I'm going back to community college! Just a morning class for now - this won't change my schedule much, but I my be more out of it due to getting up earlier, and will have to go to bed earlier some days. So there's that.
Well, I did have an idea where RP!Tagg traverses the entirety of Ultra Space, either by himself or with his current traveling partner depending on 1) How Meta feels about that and 2) How things end up with RP!Tagg's vacation, eventually ending up at the Ultra Megalopolis and meeting a certain returning character that could link with Umbra and Verax's stuff.
Just need to figure out:
1) How it happens in the first place, since as I saw it said odyssey wouldn't be on purpose, as well as how they're getting from realm to realm.
2) Need to talk to Mezzo since one of those places would be the Ultra Deep Sea, Nihilego's Ultra Space, and RP!Tagg did promise Exgal they'd get them home as long as they cooperated.
I'm down for that if you want.
I did have the idea for the leader of GEAPHDARK to be a Necrozma, but that is kinda in limbo due to the uniqueness of Necrozma being up in the air, so I went with an alternative.
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