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    Between Hoenn and Johto lies an island, named Utropica Island. You've probably never heard of it though, as humans rarely set foot on here. It once featured not only forests and lakes, but also mountainous regions and even a sleeping volcano, making it the perfect habitat for many different Pokémon. As such, it became a paradise for all kinds of Pokémon.

    But it couldn't last.

    A meteor from space crashed into the ocean, near the island. As a result, the island's sleeping volcano was activated, destroying all that could not escape this disaster.

    After these terrible events, the island was completely deserted, barren of all life.
    No trees and plant life to provide shade and food and the water that was left was toxic, undrinkable.

    Months passed and nothing changed. The months slowly became years, but the island was still a wasteland.

    And now, almost twenty years later, the situation is still the same, which is considered odd.
    An ecosystem like this should restore itself as time passes. But there hasn't been any progress. Something must be...different.


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    The professor fell silent and took a step back. The projector was still on, showing an aerial photograph of the island. The island was mostly a dark, dusty brown, with little black spots (volcanic rubble, you assumed) covering it. The volcano that had destroyed all was located at the north-point of the island, though it was now inactive. Further to the south were several large dark holes that once must have been lakes, but they seemed to have dried up. Completely down to the south point of the island was a large bay, surrounded by a thin border of yellow-ish brown, all what was left over from the beach.

    The professor faced her audience again.
    "This", she gestured to the picture behind her,"is why we have invited you tonight. We want you to travel to the island, not only to investigate, but also to help restore the island."
    She paused again.
    "To guarantee success, we have selected a wide range of professionals to carry out this mission. You will travel to the island by ship."
    She pushed one of the projector remote's buttons and the picture changed. A large ship appeared. S.S. Paradise was painted on its hull.
    "The ship is not only fitted with all modern conveniences, like bathrooms, a kitchen and a large common room, but also has enough room for the different Pokémon species that will be released on the island. As long as you are on the island, this will be your home. Tomorrow, you will get a tour on the ship, to familiarize you with its structure. You will leave in two days time, everything has been prepared already. If there are no further questions, you are dismissed now."

    ---

    Now I hopefully have sufficiently set the mood for this roleplay, we'll get on to the rules and other necessary tid-bits to get this flowing.

    So, lets get to the rules and guidelines first, I'll try to keep everything simple. It's probably nothing new, but at least take a look at them.
    • First, off all, the Bulbagarden forum rules. It's probably a given you've to follow them, so do that.
    • This will be, what I call a literate roleplay. The term isn't widely used here, it seems, but it essentially means you're able to produce coherent sentences, only make occassional grammar/spelling errors, your characters aren't Sues, don't god-mod, tennis or power-play. Guess you could call it a somewhat experienced roleplayer.
    • On the topic of swearing. I'm fine with light swearing. Just make sure it stays within reason. Nothing too offending, don't overdo it and you should be fine.
    • Next is romance. Just like swearing, keep it within reason. Hugging/kissing is fine, anything over that is a no. And if for some reason or another, you still want to take it past that, take it to PM.
    • On the subject of doubling. I'm perfectly fine with it, unless a lot of people are interested in joining. If you want to add another character, please inform me before you do so.
    • I don't like this one too much, as I hope we won't even need it. But my word is law. I have the right to kick you out of the roleplay, settle disagreements, all that stuff. But I hope it isn't necessary.
    • If you want me to reserve a spot for you, I can do that for 48 at most. If you haven't posted a sign-up by then, I won't sae a spot for you any longer
    • Lastly, respect for your fellow roleplayers (again, a given) and don't forget to have fun!



    And if you've got any questions or remarks, feel free to post them here, or send me a PM.

    Next thing on the list is the setting, as the characters will spend a great deal there.
    I already touched the subject in the intro, but I figured a simple description couldn't do any harm.

    The S.S. Paradise

    The S.S. Paradise is a modern, medium-sized ship. It has four levels, two below, two above deck. From the bottom level to the top level:
    BD2: The lowest level of the ship, it mainly harbours the engine rooms and storage rooms. There isn't really anything of interest here.
    BD1: This level is partly above water, so there are portholes offering a view on the outside world and giving daylight the chance to come inside(Unlike BD2, where the only light is artificial). The Pokémon that will be released on the island are kept in the bow. Eggs are stored here as well and there's some sort of hatchery located here as well for the Pokémon Breeders. Most others work here as well, depending on their profession (as I don't know what kind of characters will be joining exactly, I can't say much more about this yet). The kitchen and cabins for the crew of the ship are located in the stern.
    AD1: This is the first level completely above water. There's not much of interest outside on deck. You'll find the team's cabins here, showers (separate for man and woman, they were actually that considerate), a dining room (directly above the kitchen) and some sort of common room (situated next to the dinner room, so both are in the stern, cabins/showers are in the bow)
    AD2: The top level is home to the bridge (in the bow) and a special meeting room, used for official stuff.

    There's a big staircase in the middle of the ship (so between bow and stern), giving easy access to all levels. Both in the bow and stern there's a pair of small stairways leading from BD2 to AD1.

    Utropica Island

    The island roughly has the shape of a triangle, one point north, the other two in the south-east/west. The bay is at the south side of the island, between the aforementioned two points.
    The beach is somewhat yellowish brown (from the volcanic ash and waste). Further inland, this changes into a more soily ground, which is most likely highly fertile (though part of the fertile top layer has been washed away by the occasional rainstorm in the past twenty years).

    Gradually, the terrain becomes more rocky and mountainous (though there are no real mountains besides the volcano, the terrain only gets steeper). At the north point is the volcano (a small shield volcano, which normally don't have such explosive eruptions, so the last eruption was highly unusual). Obviously, the north side of the island is the highest point of the island and the south side the lowest.

    Roughly in the center of the island is the largest and deepest lake and the only one that hasn't dried up completely. The bit of water left here is highly toxic however, so undrinkable for most Pokémon. It probably was fed by a spring once, but there's no longer any water coming from it, so it has either been blocked or has dried up.

    A river leads in south-eastern direction to the beach. A long the way, there's one smaller lake, but it has dried up completely, so it's pretty much a big hole. From here on, the river leads southwards to the beach.

    There's currently really nothing more to the island. To get from the south point of the island to the north point by foot, it takes approximately two and a half day.

    Lastly, in preparation of the arrival of the S.S. Paradise, there's been made a simple wooden pier so the ship can anchor more easily. It's just more convenient. This is the only trace there's been human presence at the island in the past month (and it went no further then the beach).

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    I've rambled way too much by now XD Didn't scare you off, nor bored you to death yet? Great!
    So, the plot will start in a weeks time at most (slightly depends on how fast the sign-ups go, if there are enough within two days, it will start earlier).

    EDIT:
    So, everything got a little later then I'd expected. Starting this up in a few days, as soon as possible. Sign-ups are currently still open, as we have room for one or two more characters. Thank you for your patience guys!

    Hmm, am I forgetting something? Oh yeah, my own sign-up. It's probably a decent example when filling out your own as well. At least, I hope so XD

    EDIT: I added another character and bumped up Skyler's age a little.


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    List of accepted characters:

    • Skyler Angelo | Ranger | Dieter
    • Chris Ramsey | Researcher | schaadenfreude
    • Jaron Kitch | Trainer/Traveller | Glitch
    • Fae Garner | Breeder | Dieter
    • Neil Draigas | Plant Ecologist| schaadenfreude
    • Aoife Villariis | Prof. Talia's Apprentice | Magmarashi



    http://bmgf.bulbagarden.net/f426/chronicles-utropica-island-130256/#post3906601

    Sorry for all the delay ^_^;;
    Start-up is...started up now
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    Save me a spot please.
    Just so you know, I am the epic ninja master...
    of failure! Sometime's I fail to fail ^.^'

    I support Faithshipping!

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    Save me a spot, please.
    "Drown in Despair. This is the power of Madara Uchiha! Divine Power!"
    "Love is not necessary. Power is the only TRUE necessity!"
    "Oh, so they stopped the first meteor?...Let's see them stop the second one."

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    No problem

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    Name: Joseph and Joshua “The Clones” Antonimous

    Age: 18

    Gender: Male

    Profession: Naturists. Not in the no-clothes sense, but walkers of nature. They have a connection with plants, as well as animals and Pokemon. Here to try and re-grow the island’s plant life, help the Pokemon settle in, and also act as vets.

    Appearance:



    Joe and Josh stand tall for their age, at six foot two, and have a pale complexion. They both have messy black hair (though Joshes is approximately an inch longer) and bright, turquoise eyes. They both also have a thin, four-inch long scar on the side of their face (right for Joe, left for Josh) because they were born Siamese.

    They usually wear black, sometimes “mixing-it-up” with blues, greens and pinks. They’re never seen without a pair of fingerless gloves (style may vary). They each also have a silver chain around their neck. that has a small, glass phial on it which is said to contain water from the lake of a Lugia. They wear them for good luck.

    First Impression:
    Joe and Josh come across as childish, quirky and, most importantly, insane. They make countless jokes, and can annoy pretty much anyone, even each other. They also tend to finish each other’s sentences, so some people tend to (inaccurately) think that they’re psychic. When working, however, they have a complete personality switch, being determined and calm when the situation calls for it.

    Introduction:
    “Hi, I’m Joe Antonimous-”

    “-And I’m his brother, Josh.”

    “We’re both sixteen, and from Snowpoint, in Sinnoh-”

    “-And we’re here to restore the island to its former beauty.”

    “Our main priority will be helping the Pokemon settle into their new environment-”

    “-But we’ll also be working on restoring the Island’s plants.”

    “We’re also here as medics-”

    “-So you should bring any injured Pokemon to us.”

    Pokemon:
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    hey Dieter~ 'tis Desert from Neo. sorry it's taken me this long to get over here.

    here is Chris.

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    Hey Desert, no problem. Your sign-up is accepted.

    The Anonymous, sorry, but your sign-up is pending.
    There's not much wrong with it, it's just the personality part that needs to be edited into 'First impression'.
    Sorry for being so nit-picky, but if I let this go through other people might complain about it.

    EDIT: Your sign-up is now accepted.
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    It's all good. Edited.
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    Thanks

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    Name:
    Daemon Lycos
    Age:
    17
    Gender:
    Male

    Profession:
    Daemon is a specialist in pokemon adaptation. He is to study the environment to figure out what adaptations the pokemon will have to make to survive comfortably. He will also monitor the breeding program to decide what pokemon are best suited to be released.

    Appearance:
    Daemon's hair is unnaturally black and is constantly in front of his eyes. He had been born with black hair, but as time went on it began to lighten. He then began to dye it the darkest shade he could possibly find. His eyes are dark brown and his skin is fairly tanned, but that is mostly from his heritage seeing as he prefers to stay out of the sun. He stands at 6'2" with a medium build. While not the darkest person in the world, Daemon does like to keep up an image as one. His entire wardrobe is mostly made up of shades of grey and black. He's most often seen wearing a black zip up hoodie over a dark grey t-shirt. He never wears anything but jeans which are the only things in his wardrobe that can stray from black. He tends to prefer dark blue, baggy jeans over anything else. He wears black and white skating shoes, despite not knowing the first thing about skating. Around his neck hangs a silver chain with a crescent moon pendant at the end. He also wears a spiked, dog collar bracelet on his left arm. Hanging across his chest is a dark grey bandolier that carries his pokeballs.

    First impression:
    Daemon comes off as, in the simplest sense, an asshole. He obviously prefers to be alone and hates being helped. If anyone were brave enough to ask he would immediately reject the offer. He chooses not to speak if he can avoid it most of the time only responding with grunts and growls. When you do get a response out of him it almost always sarcastic. He quite clearly does not take anger well. He has been known to snap into fits of rage.

    Introduction:
    "God I hate when I have to do this...I am Daemon Lycos. I have spent most of my life in the Kanto-Johto region until now. I am a professor of pokemon adaptations. All you guys need to know about me is that I will be monitoring the breeding program for most of my time. Mr. Ranger over there knows the rest of my job details. Now if you please don't bother me, don't talk to me, and don't even come near me unless it is extremely important. If I need anything I will approach you. Got that? Good."

    Party Pokémon:

    Sparky, male

    Daemon's first pokemon. Recieved as a gift from his grandfather on his tenth birthday. He had meant to evolve it into a Umbreon, but it accidentally evolved in a cave system after finding a thunderstone. Has the best bond with Daemon by far.

    Absolute Zero, female

    Given to him as a present from his father on his eleventh birthday. His family had a thing for Eevee's mainly because of their rare, unstable genetic structure.

    Urania, female

    Caught as a Dratini during Daemon's travels in Johto. Wears an everstone around her neck as Daemon refuses to allow her to evolve.

    Philip, male

    Accidentally caught as a Slowpoke during Daemon's early adventures. In his attempt to get rid of it he threw it into a river where a Shellder hastily bit its head. He's kept it since then as his smartest pokemon.
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    I'm sorry, but your sign-up is denied
    Not only are you missing things in your sign-up, but I also feel like this character would not fit the roleplay

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    Am I being too critical or something?
    Are the rules to strict?
    Or do you guys just don't like the sign-up form?

    Cause I made it this way for a reason...

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    Please save me a spot! This sounds fun! Maybe by tomorrow or the next day...

    EDIT: Wait, sorry, just wondering:
    a. Will there be any battling? Because I've never done this in an RP...
    b. I can't see the Spoilers....

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    Sorry for getting back to you so late

    Though this roleplay isn't battle focussed, I can imagine there are occasions where there will be battled
    So, yes, it's likely there will be battles, but not they are not a major factor
    It's even possible your character never has to battle
    But that all depends on what happens during the roleplay of course

    And as for your spoiler problem:


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    Name: Does it need explanation?
    Age: Same as the above. One note though, characters should be at least 18. Because it wouldn't make much sense if they just hired a bunch of teenagers, would it?
    Gender: Again, this shouldn't be too difficult
    Profession: Why is your character part of the team? What is their role? I briefly mentioned it in the intro, the wide range of professionals. Some examples: a ranger, a breeder, a normal trainer, a botanist, a hydrographer or anything else for that matter. As long as it would fit the plot (if you're not sure, add a reason why your characters profession would fit). Also, keep in mind we only need one of most professions, in some cases two (we could have two rangers/breeders for example, but we only need one botanist).
    Appearance: You don't have to be too in-depth, though make sure you give a proper description (so tell me more then just their hair/eye colour and what kind of clothes they wear) One or two paragraphs should be enough, though more is alright too.
    First impression: So, from here on, it's going to be a little different. You see, I like to actually discover things about other characters in a roleplay, but if you tell me everything about your characters personality and history, there's not much to find out anymore. So instead, I want you to write down what someone's first impression of your character would be. So, how would someone see your character if they hadn't known him/her for more then a few days? Two or three paragraphs should be enough.
    Introduction: I figured that after the first meeting organised by the professor there would have been some sort of introduction thing. You've probably had them yourself before. And as the plot will start after their arrival on Utropica Island, I thought everyone could include this in their sign-up. One paragraph is more then enough. Just put in things you think your character would say to/share with the team during their introduction.
    Party Pokémon: Nickname(if there is one), species name(or an image), gender, ability, nature and move set of the Pokémon. Additional information is optional.

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    Okay, thanks ^_^. I'll make mine up after I finish MCAS.

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