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First D!Post of the New Year, and it's another character.
New identity, new characters... and I happen to have two lined up for your viewing pleasure (or displeasure depending on how you feel about it). Feedback is welcome before I proceed any further, and if anyone is confused... I used to be Generic General, this is my new identity. Hello once again! Or, wait, maybe it's "welcome back again"... hm. Uh, anyway, here's some things:
And now, a modest collection of new characters. Most of them are variants of an extant character but whatever.
Ethnicity: [Southern Chinese], [British], and [Japanese]
Region of Origin: Saffron City, Kanto
Born to a wealthy [Hong Kong] Taipan (venture capitalist Henry "Big Henry" McSweeney-Kwan) and the heiress of a Kantonian Zaibatsu, the twins were raised with platinum spoons in their mouths. However, the two couldn't be more different from both their family's expectations and from each other. While both took jobs outside the corporation to prove themselves to their father as rightful heirs to their megacorp, the paths they inevitably took were vastly divergent.
Henry McSweeney-Kwan, Jr., Atty. at Law
Occupation: Head of the Intellectual Property Division, the Best Berry Group
Affiliation: The Best Berry Group, PLLC
Gender: Cisgender male
Appearance: A pale and handsome stoic businessman of Eurasian descent who is always impeccably dressed. He comes off as calculated, no-nonsense and cold, but does show subdued emotion when things go his way. He comes off as polite when first met yet is unrelenting and direct to the point when driven to achieve his objectives.
Story: Henry Kwan Jr. is a ruthless copyright lawyer responsible for enforcing the intellectual property of Best Berry, a company that has struck the interest of his father. While daddy dearest strikes deal after deal as the angel investor for Sam Laughlin’s various vanity projects, Henry Jr. does all manner of off-the-books enforcement of Best Berry’s many genetic patents, ranging from specific cultivars of plants, engineered genes and proteins, and recently, pokémon “wrongfully seized” by the authorities and the bleeding-heart do-gooders they kowtow to. He is known to occasionally seek the services of less-than-savory individuals and his collection of pokémon themselves (except for his starter) were said to be acquired by less than legal means, though nobody could ever prove it. He is a dragon monotyper and is followed around by his trusted noivern, Bruce. He speaks monese.
Bruce, the Noivern (Starter)
Henry’s closest companion, Bruce serves both as his trainer’s confidante and bodyguard. He was the twins’ first pokemon and is dedicated to both of them. He sometimes acts as a conscience for Henry and is the only other being whose advise he listens to.
Priscilla Kwan, CPA/The Taipan
Occupation: The PEFE Accountant, Head of Accounting and Portfolio Management
Affiliation: PEFE, Finance Division
Gender: Cisgender female
Appearance: Somewhat frumpy yet endearingly dorky young woman, much more beautiful than she initially lets on who dresses in smart business clothes and thin-rimmed glasses. As the Taipan, she is dressed in shiny black-and-red form-flattering technological armor.
Story: A mild mannered, pleasant, and friendly accountant by day, Priscilla moonlights as the Taipan, a vigilante superhero who who uses expensive technology to compromise villainous activity. Unlike her brother, she values interpersonal relationships and enjoys the company of people that most others think are below her station. She’s still keen on taking over her father’s company and is more than willing to use her vast fortune as a force for lasting good. Despite her heroic proclivities, she is every bit the effective businessperson her father expects of an heir and is a top-performing accountant responsible to keeping PEFE and its massive portfolio in the black. She has 12 sidekick pokémon (corresponding to the Chinese Zodiac) as a crimefighter and several others in her civilian identity.
More information on her roster to come. Her starter, however, is a shiny gyarados.
The multiverse seems to divert toward having Shutter have a son he'll name Dave, so here's a basic guide toward some of the versions of Dave poking around the timestream besides the cyborg Lillifuture Dave we've come to know and love (to torment), some of them you've already met.
Cyfuture Dave, a boorish asshole of a party boy who is the son of a corrupt and murderous dictator version of Shutter. Surprisingly, he is actually less murderous and corrupt than his father because specifically because he is hedonistic and politically apathetic. Jonathan, his rotom, serves as his Hypercompetent Sidekick and his secret weapon in the Game of Thrones mire of politics in the Orange Islands. Hates cyborgs.
Superhero Dave, the Arachna-Guy of another universe, a technological superhero following in the footsteps of his Honorary Uncle. He may or may not be a cyborg heart. Here's to a possible reference to Spider-verse. Eventually.
"Ideal Dave". The Gary Stu version of Dave. His life is everything Lillifuture Dave could only dream of. Essentially, a Badass Normal version of Dave who grew up with all his organs intact (except maybe his heart, because of a congenital disorder). Besides this, he has an excellent relationship with his parents, and is a model-citizen type who works for Interpol proper and was a former journalist/amateur sleuth with the GeoSoc. Tentatively, he's meant to be the main timeline's version of Dave, a what-if when things don't go any more wrong than they already were before.
Edited by MasterJayAM on Jan 4th 2019 at 3:15:41 AM
Not that this is fascinating or anything, but can someone respond to me on the signup board? I haven’t heard anything since I asked if there was anything else to do before my character’s test.
Edited by Routeferret on Jan 10th 2019 at 8:54:12 PM
We'll have someone handle your test eventually, we just need to work out whom.
Thanks for telling me.
Not a problem, sorry it's taking awhile.
Hopefully I'll post a bit more regularly now. But here's a new character!
Name: Cadence (Cady) Lane
Appearance: Cady is tall and slender. She has long straight black hair that she wears in a loose plait, with a white flower in it. Her preferred outfit is a loose, yellow, long-sleeved tunic with black leggings and boots. She wears a pendant around her neck with a stone that resembles a water stone but with colouring more like a dawn stone on it.
Personality: Cady is a wandering musician. She travels from place to place in a small camper van affectionately known as 'the tour bus'. She sings, plays guitar and can also play the pokeflute. She busks for money at most of the towns and cities she visits. She has a crippling fear of the Elgyem line for some reason. She is also a mind of crystal, but doesn't know that yet.
Hometown: Lavaridge town
Backstory: The Lane family originally came from [Ireland] but moved to Hoenn a few generations ago. They mostly specialise in fairy types and grow medicinal herbs. Cady had a happy childhood with a little sister who she got on very well with. When she was 9, her family went on holiday to Alola. On this holiday, they lost her little sister in a boating accident. They were unable to find her and she was presumed dead. At this time, Cady began to start playing musical instruments, to help distract herself from everything. She hoped that one day her sister could come home and be able to hear her play. Cady went on a journey when she was 13 and, a few years later she made it to the pokemon league. She beat the elite four but fell to Steven's steel types due to lacking a counter for them. It was after this that she really got into busking. Her family moved to Sootopolis after mt Chimney erupted.
Bio: Cecelia, or Cece as Cady calls her, is Cady's starter. She has been with her since they were both very young and she is very close with her trainer. She is an aspiring songwriter, using telekinesis to write down her compositions or typing them on a computer. She is quite friendly and sociable and prefers to stay out of her pokeball except when the situation calls for otherwise. She uses her telepathy alot, either to translate from monese-human or, on occasion from human-human when Cady loses her voice.
Ability: Serene grace
Bio: Apollo loves to daydream and it often takes a while to get his attention. He was raised from an egg hatched at the hot springs. He enjoys singing to himself and to others. Otherwise, he is quite soft spoken unless you criticise him or say someone else is better, in which case cover your ears.
Ability: Thick fat
Bio: Zuzu originally belonged to Cady's younger sister. She was meant to be her starter, but Cady's sister had always been closer to a local Mantyke. She was nonetheless crushed when she went missing. She felt especially guilty as she had been unable to go with them at the time because she was ill. Since then, she has aspired to be the best she can be and make up for 'her mistake'. She still believes that her original trainer is still out there and longs to see them again.
Ability: Poison point
Bio: It was hard for Cady to convince her parents that it was ok to let a Roselia join the team, with him being a poison type among her fairy types, but he managed to win them over with his flair. Or it was Cady and Cecelia. Or both. Tempo enjoys jazz music, as he finds it upbeatband classy. He seems like a showoff at times but is secretly rather insecure about himself. He is also a coward and the first to run when things get hairy.
Ability: Tangled Feet
Bio: Minstrel was a family pet of the Lanes who was far from quiet. He decided to go travelling with Cady when she left home. Though he has learned self control over the years, he still likes to shout alot. He is a fan of rock and metal music, but self censors rude words when singing them.
Bio: Cady met Coda in the route 11 desert as a Trapinch while searching for a ground type to counter her teams glaring weakness to steel types. Coda loves to eat and will eat just about anything put in front of her so long as it's actually edible and not another pokemon in the trapinch line. She is also a better cook than Cady herself, and is working on other techniques for cooking food using human equipment.
I had this one idea of her being capable of the auric scream, but not using it after she overdid it and wrecked her voice when she first discovered it. Should I keep it or scrap it?
Since we seem to have entered the final stage of planning for Pokésona-2, I propose that we adopt a rough time frame for us to start the arc. That way we can all start checking our calendars for what times are good for us.
While it got a lot of positive reaction in the subplot channel, how is the time frame of "end of February to mid-March" sound to everyone?
Obviously, whatever we pick, we would also be setting up the date for the application doc to be closed on by extension.
I'm fine with whatever, honestly... I'll probably just need a reminder a week before we start so that I don't have RP!Halis start/get involved with anything that would overlap with that.
As mentioned in the subplot chat, that works for me.
I have no objections.
Fine by me.
Works for me
I'm up for a start around that time.
Sure thing, at least if my funk is slightly lessened by then.
On another note, guess who finished Rude Awakening? This guy!
Chapter 10: Serebii|FFnet|AO3|CoD|Tumblr|WAAPT Second Forum
Epilouge: Serebii|FFnet|AO3|CoD|Tumblr|WAAPT Second Forum
This was a huge accomplishment for me - the first chapterfic I've ever finished - but I'm not stopping there. I've got more Heroes After All coming, as well as some other projects I'll reveal more about in due time.
I'm alright with any time to be honest.
Edited by Routeferret on Feb 4th 2019 at 5:46:35 PM
Another character... having to rewrite this was painful. An entire hour lost to a faulty button... bleh. I just hope this turns out alright.
Name: Regor Aria
Appearance: Well-dressed, with a grey suit, long blue hair, and mirrored glasses that darken in direct light. Wears gloves with an identical color to Halis's own hair color. His eyes are an odd tan color, as well.
Organization ties: None directly, but the Aria Depot (which he owns) largely is undiscerning in who it offers its wares to
Region of Origin: Kalos
Backstory: Born in Kalos, Lumiose City to be precise, Regor has always carried an aura of charisma about him, setting out at a young age to seize his destiny... what he ended up getting, however, was far different than either he or his first companion, Kamalu, could have predicted. His travels took him all across the region, encountering and fighting many different trainers, and yet in all of that time he only caught two other mons, Reckon and Sezera. This would later lead to him attempting to beat the Gyms of Kalos, but to little success, as by the time he had gotten halfway through his set of Gyms he was attacked by a rabid mon on one of the routes leading up to his next encounter, which had turned out to be a weremon that had infected him, resulting in him turning into a Sandslash under the moon's glow. After the sun returned and he had reverted, he caught onto this quickly and learned to avoid others at night, frequently leading to him camping outside of the usual routes, which gave him valuable life experience. After years of having done this, he eventually grew a bit bold and attempted to take the small fortune he had made selling random objects found during his travels to found a company in Sinnoh, a company he named the Aria Depot, which also sold and bought various things, but found his condition limited his actual available hours. That, however, is when he decided he needed someone who would settle down with him and start a family. He would get his wish not even a year later, and a year after they first met, Halis was born. However, as time went on, he started to grow fearful of the world, frequently shutting himself in his room, shrinking his social circle and keeping facts to himself while still trying to provide for the two he cared for. This would ultimately culminate in him spending very little time directly interacting with Halis, directly or otherwise... but there are moments where he wishes dearly that he could do so. These days, however, he spends his time searching the internet, trying to keep up with the times and infrequently making public appearances during the daytime hours, mainly for important tasks that he has to handle himself.
Ability: Stance Change
Personality: Loyal and servile to Regor, Kamalu has not once doubted his trainer's ability to issue proper commands for a given situation, even when the actual calls end up being questionable. He's also in charge of helping Regor keep his other two mons in line, projecting their combined authority to ensure things go as planned.
Personality: Airheaded and hard to keep focused, but has moments of clarity and can show brillance even beyond that of Regor or Kamalu. However, these moments are brief, but they are enough to make one question if this is a deliberate tactic or if he really is just this sporadic in focus. Is the least likely to be concerned about something at any given moment.
Personality: Very calm and collected, not prone to bursts of outrage whatsoever. However, this comes at the cost of being self-centered and disregarding the other two members of Regor's team frequently, assuming that she is the answer to the problem when possible. She's also the most concerned about training and would rather spend an evening improving her martial ability than simply resting.
As I mentioned in chat, I began a new overly ambitious project idea pertaining to my unreasonable nostalgic fondness for the Orre arc. Feel free to add things!
What if there was a metal supposedly created by the ancient Alakagross civilization with properties so strange that the psychic lords couldn't even quite figure it all out? Well guess what, you're local intrepid scientist is currently looking for the known locations of pieces of this metal and the forge that will allow them to be turned into artifacts of wonder and questionable utility outside of their native series due to the availability of resources and technology that isn't even a dream in Skyrim.
By going to this Google Doc, and placing a comment under the appropriate group, you will be slotting yourself in for one of three adventures:
City of Invention (Comedy): The City of Invention is the lighthearted, goofy, wacky trip through the city of "make stuff and see what we can apply it to later", where every domicile is home to at least one wacky invention. A ray that unburns toast! A slide whistle that makes particular metals vibrate! A slingshot that can fire with perfect accuracy, but only if the projectile is made out of wood! That sort of thing. Note that inventions in the city may not be removed from said city - a precaution to prevent abuse of devices with extreme practical applications.
City of Innovation (Puzzles and Riddles): The City of Innovation is for those that want riddles and puzzles. Headscratchers and the like that boggle the mind and may require hints or just looking up guides online. I'm fine with all of that, to be honest, since getting stuck on a riddle with no apparent hints is boring.
City of Spirit (Combat): Face the automata and machina of an ancient civilization that has gone made from lack of upkeep and isolation! Will end with a climatic battle that I legitimately am uncertain could be overcome, but that's alright in all honesty.
Parties are preferably in groups of 4, but can go as low as 2 or as high as 6. Three Aetherium items may be acquired at the end of the miniarc - One, the Crown, has been dibbed by Deziree. The other two, the Staff and Shield, are up for grabs for those who want interesting but not overpowering artifacts.
Does this arc require knowledge of skyrim? Because it looks cool but I have no knowledge of the game.
None required whatsoever. In fact, the locations are going to be almost nothing like the actual places you have to go to in the Skyrim questchain.
Going on vacation from March 4-9, I believe is the dates. I'll probably still be posting and such sporadically but just FYI.
Well, would you look at that! I've been here for a month (with minimal posts)! Which means it's time to...
SHOEHORN ANOTHER CHARACTER INTO THE STORY.
It should be noted that Rue and Marvel were given to Rourke from his brother. It should also be noted that ALL of Rourke's mons are named after characters from The Hunger Games.
Edited by Routeferret on Feb 11th 2019 at 4:01:43 PM
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