The Water Zone: Sapphire Island *CAPPED*
A newly discovered island east of Mossdeep City. Recently Devon Corp. has begun settlement and exploration of the island as well as starting good relations with the island natives.
The island's name is derived from the astonishingly large amount of gems found all over, especially sapphires. Scientist believe the bulk of the gems were created when the island formed. As there is no volcanic or siesmic activity on the island, it is believed the island was formed when a meteor primarily composed of gems or the raw materials of gems crashed into the ocean. Upon it's speeding course through the Earth's atmosphere, the gems crystallized into the beautiful stones they are now. Islanders have ancient legends telling of the islands formation. They believe that their ancestors cast out the stones into the ocean as an offering to the gods, who then raised the island for them as their sancutary. Either way, the island's origins are still a mystery.
Devon Corp. has invited hundreds of trainers from around the world to help with the settlement, exploration, and investigation of the island while still respecting the wishes of the islanders, which is simply- don't take any gems you find without seeking divine permission.
You are one of the many trainers sent here by Devon. Upon arrival, you are given a GPS Satellite TPP (TPP for Tracker, Phone, and Pokedex). With this you can call for help or be saved if you are ever lost or in trouble on the island.
Southern Beach (updated in Yellow):Where the boat dropped everyone off. The beach stretches for as far as the eye can see and the waters are as clear as glass.
Ocean Waters & Reefs (updated in Aqua): Surf is necessary as the only boat are the ones bringing Trainers and Supplies and will not have time to transport people to where they want to go. Dive is necessary for exploring the reefs.
Devon Settlement (updated in Grey): About 10 yards from the southern most beach of Sapphire Island. The settlement has the bare necessities for all the people. Mainly just tents all around, the site does have a make-shift Pokemon Center for the trainers to heal their Pokemon. Technicians are always working to keep the radio tower working and the power generators running. Pokemon walk on patrol in constant vigil of any possible wild Pokemon that may attack. Also, many scientists await here for a brave Pokemon trainer to help accompany and escort them through the island to fufill their thirst for knowledge. Here is a list of people in the Devon Corp. Settlement you may call:
*Rex Adams: Head of the Settlement. He is a survivalist expert and a natural born leader. If you are in troubling situations, you can always call Rex for help. If you are ever hurt and unable to move, he can call for an expedition force to come retrieve you. But he is a busy man commanding the Devon Corp. Expedition, so only call him if it is of utmost importants.
*Nurse Joy: Being a Pokemon Medical Specialist, she can always help you if your Pokemon may need help. She knows the local flora well enough to know what plants are poisonous and what are not. She also knows what plants may benefit your Pokemon. Unfortunately, she is also the only nurse here, so at times she may be swamped with work helping all the trainers Devon Corp. sent over. Occassionally she may ask you for help as well, such as finding special cures or healing herbs found on the island.
*Professor Sylvia: Head of exploration trips. In order for scientists to begin research expeditions on the island, they must first see Sylvia for approval. She will provide you with necessary supplies needed. If you leave without permission, she will likely not help you should something go wrong.
Sapphire Village (updated in RoyalBlue): One mile north of the settlement in the dense jungle lies the Sapphire Village. Devon Corp. quickly sent several linguists to learn their language so they can have good relations with them. After some time, the linguists learns much of their tongue, but to their surprise, some of the natives learned to speak English as well. As of now, Devon Corp. maintains a good relationship with the natives by respecting their customs and helping them whenever possible.
*Ichigo Summers: Devon's top linguistic. Born half-Japanese and half-American, she became extremely interested in linguisitics and became dedicated to learning as much as possible. Because of her nature, she has learned a great deal of the native's language and is Devon's translator. She helps maintain the good relations between them and us. Sometimes she may ask for help on behalf of either Devon Corp. or the Village.
*Zam-Zil-Zoo-Zug: A villager who has learned English over the coarse of time Devon Corp. had been on the island. He can help where Ms. Summers may fail, such as reading certain signs or knowing what certain momuments are. Unfortunately he is easily distracted and may forget to answer your questions let alone the ringing phone.
Emerald Jungle (updated in LimeGreen): A large jungle that spans over a large portion of the island. The settlement and village are found within the jungle. The villagers have one road that cuts through the jungle to there temple as well as key areas like the river and lake. The islanders warn people to stay on the road unless they have a brave soul or a broken mind. It is known for it's many dangers ranging from vicious Pokemon to poisonous plants as well as other mysteries that should be left undiscovered. The soil is said to have large deposits of emeralds, which seem to have mysterious growth enhancing powers, but as per islander's wishes, you are not to take them without special permission.
Turquoise River (updated in MediumTurquoise): A rapid flowing river that cuts through the middle of the Emerald Jungle. It's floor has large turquoise settlement that is said to keep the water fresh and pure, thus helping Pokemon grow strong. Even simple Magikarp are said to be larger and stronger here then anywhere else.
Lapis Lake (Updated in Cyan): The lake which feeds the Turquoise River and Jade Swamp. It itself is fed by the Diamond Waterfalls which spews from the Ruby Mountain. The lake itself is quite large and is the main watering hole for many of the islands wild Pokemon.
Diamond Falls (Updated in LightBlue): A waterfall that sparkles like diamonds in the sun. The waters come out of the wall of the Ruby Mountain and feeds the island with fresh water. The water spews out with such force, no one has been able to investigate what the underground source is.
Jade Swamp (Updated in SeaGreen): A swamp that is on the opposite side of lake to the river. The water levels are high and many Pokemon roam the murky waters. Unlike the river, the swamp is considerably dangerous to walk in. Sinkholes cover the area and the Pokemon like to perform sneak attacks thanks to the filthy waters. The Jade Swamp gets it's name from the jade colors algae that floats atop the water.
Ruby Mountain (Updated in DarkRed): The only mountain on Sapphire Island. As said before, it has no volcanic or seismic activity, but there are many tunnels made by the various Pokemon that live here. The ground sparkles with rubies, which is said to help make the soil so rich and the Pokemon so strong.
Crystal Peak (Updated in Teal): The icy top of Ruby Mountain. High up where the atmosphere is thin and the air is cold, this area is heavily darkened by the haze and fog. Villagers only come here for trials of manhood as the Ice Pokemon here are very territorial and do not take visitors kindly. With the darkness and cold conditions, it makes it very difficult to travel.
Temple Grounds (Updated in Sienna): On the opposite side of the Ruby Mountain from the Village, the Temple stands there as a tribute to the gods who gave the island to the villagers. Every few years the villagers take a journey to the Temple for special prayer and for the Elders to ask for guidance. It was luckyDevon Corp.met the villagers before they went on the journey or they may not have had approved of interaction with Devon Corp. until their next trip to the Temple. But even though their gods have approved of good relations with Devon Corp. and the explorers, the Temple Grounds are too sacred for outsiders and guarded by many of the villagers strongest warriors. Perhaps during the next journey, the gods will allow Devon Corp. to visit the temple site.
You've just been dropped off on Sapphire Island Beach. This particular part of the island is warm and pleasant and the summer sun is shining in the sky. All your necessary belongings are in your backpack. The raft that brought you here is gone. Back to the main ship in the middle of the ocean. There's no turning back- a new world is ready to be explored by you. What will you do?
Current Zone Status: CAPPED - Please PM Shinjara on SPPf/UPN/BMG if you wish to enter.