Once, there were beings of unimaginable power. They controlled the land, the seas, the sky. The day, the night. Time, space. Everything in this universe was under their control. They were known as The Circle of Legends. These beings each had a role to play in maintaining balance in the world. However, their powers, if used for evil, could bring the very end of the world. So, they agreed to a pact, one that bound them to non-violence, peace, and harmony. For thousands, even millions of years, there was peace and harmony in the world.
But then, it all went horribly wrong.
In the town of Gilliad, it was a bright and sunny morning. The Pokemon were doing their daily business, conversing amongst each other, and the shops had a constant stream of customers.
Darkness filled the skies, blotting out the sun. The moon seemingly rose. It was blood-red, and although it was artificial, it nevertheless sent a message. It signaled the arrival of darkness. And only one Pokemon knew how to call upon it.
Creatures of darkness began to spawn. They attacked the villagers, and destroyed the prominent buildings of Gilliad. But it became worse. Pokemon appeared out of the darkness. But they were of the kind that was spoken of only in myths.
The pact of The Circle of Legends had been broken.
Giratina let loose portals to the Distortion World, trapping villagers in an alternate dimension for all of time. Rotom infected the electronics of Gilliad, making all communication systems not only useless, but fatal. And to top it off, a Pokemon that perfectly blended in with the darkness trapped the remaining survivors in endless nightmares.
Back at The Summit of Myths, the remaining members of the Cirle of Legends were in a debate. They could not retaliate, for they would themselves be breaking the pact, forbidding them from contacting the other legends. So, they had to watch, as numerous other cities were being toppled by the hand of the betrayers.
In Elessmara, the most prominent city in the area, a meeting was called. Someone had to stop these beings.
And that's were you come in.
Alright, I'm still fairly new to RPs, but I like to hope that this one will go well.
No sexual scenes
No excessive language. I'm a bit lenient when it comes to this, but don't take it over the top.
No excessive blood and gore. Same rules with the language apply.
No taking control of other people's characters.
No autohitting, a.k.a. saying that your attack hit without giving the other person a chance to say that they blocked or dodged it. Likewise, you can't block or dodge every single attack thrown at you.
If you've read these rules, understand these rules, and agree to these rules, then put "The Great Inferno Awaits" for any variation in your sign-up.
You can be either an exploration team, a team belonging to the ones who betrayed the Circle of Legends, or, if I think you're trustworthy enough, a member of the Circle of Legends.
Team Name: No duh.
Members: Give each of the members a sheet as follows, or if you aren't an exploration team, give your character a sheet as follows...
Name: No duh.
Age: Double no duh.
Gender: Triple no duh.
Species: Quadruple no duh.
Personality: How does your character behave in certain situations? Hot-headed, calm, over-emotional, optimistic, etc.
Appearance: You can have pretty much any alternate coloration, and be sure to list any distinguishing features, such as battle scars, birthmarks, etc.
History: How did the character grow up, what happened during his/her lifetime, why did he/she decide to join the team, why he/she decided to stop the betrayers, etc.
You can have up to three Pokemon in an exploration team, and you can only have one team on each side.
Team Ultima - Me
Team Knights - BlackWhite
Team Pokéts - Charizardtrainer101
Team Mystic - Johto Trainer
Team Follia - Me
Team Abala - jragonair
Team Nova - yuukifan001
Betrayers of The Circle of Legends
Darkrai - Me
Giratina - Me
Rotom - GoldenrodGirl
Mewtwo - Me
Members of the Circle of Legends
Arceus - Me
Two of the other Legendaries - Still Open
Lugia - Anonymous
All of the other Legendaries - Me
Here's my sign-up for Teams Ultima and Follia...
Team Name: Team Ultima
Age: Somewhere over 800
Personality: Calm, doesn't make rash decisions, and always cares for the safety of others. He feels that the path that Darkrai and the others are taking is unforgiveable, and that they must be stopped. Hopes to reach the Summit of Myths, and stop this feud once and for all.
Appearance: Has shiny coloration.
History: Steenslag was always intelligent, outsmarting everyone in the town of Gilliad. He received top marks in everything he studied, but his specialty was always myths. A mythologist at heart, he had heard of the Summit of Myths, and it became his life's dream to go there some day.
This is, until all hell broke loose.
Steenslag was caught up right in the attack on Gilliad, reading an old book about the Creator of the Skies, when the assault on Gilliad was launched. For the first time, this was a situation he could work through with non-violence. It was then that he caught his first glimpse of the legends of the world.
Or, rather, a glimpse of the legends of the world trying to kill him.
He saw a Kabutops, lying on the ground, with blood streaming from a wound in his right hip. Steenslag picked the Pokemon up using telekinesis, and carried him away from the chaos, barely escaping to Elessmara with his life. He then took the Pokemon to a shelter, where he hoped that the victim would recover.
Name: Versteinerung (ver-STINE-ur-ung)
Personality: The polar opposite of Steenslag. Very blunt, brusque, and he's always looking for a fight. He frequently jumps the gun, never thinking of what he's doing, and the consequences that may crop up because of it.
Appearance: The same as any other Kabutops.
History: Versteinerung was also a resident of Gilliad, and he spent most of his time at the dojo, practicing his fighting techniques, and challenging others to duels. He was fighting a battle-hardened Blastoise when the assault was launched.
He was chopping his way through the minions when he saw someone that he thought might provide a challenge. Giratina. He leapt at the beast, ready to impale it, when a spiked tentacle rushed at him, and stabbed him right in his right hip. He fell to the ground, but he wasn't dead.
He woke up in Elessmara, in a shelter, and a metallic Pokemon looking startled to see him awake. They recounted their tales, and formed an exploration team: Team Ultima. The metallic Pokemon, who called himself Steenslag, had took charge of the team, while Versteinerung simply hoped that they could get a big enough group that could take down those monsters especially that Gratina...
Team Name: Team Follia
Personality: Raphael has always been cunning and mischevious, but mischevious in the dark sense. He always cracks up in laughter at other people's expense, and loves fighting more than anything else. His "jokes" include slicing people to ribbons with handmade buzz saws, smashing them with hammers, and dangling them in the air, suspended by a rope, only to find his claw being driven through their face. He is a genius, but uses his intelligence for his own amusement.
Appearance: Has red skin, and his headdress-thingie and his tail are black. His eyes are icy blue, and the jewel on his forehead matches that.
History: Ever since he was a baby Sneasel, Raphael was playing jokes on others. Jokes where the end result was broken bones, detatched limbs, and maybe the loss of a life or two. He was banished from his home, the forests of Farthen Dur.
During his travels, he stumbled across a lake, and saw a semi-transparent figure, about a foot high, with two flowing tails. He walked up to the figure, and just before he was within speaking distance, the creature vanished.
After that, Raphael traveled around the are, before finding a cave, where he found a Pokemon, one of pure darkness. It persuaded him to join its group, one that would take over the world. Raphael accepted with no hesitation.
He was Darkrai's private assassin, killing off people that were interfering. He found a Gengar, who was once a different Pokemon before being killed by Darkrai's group. Raphael drove the poor Pokemon to insanity, and they formed Team Follia.
He's in the group for the fights. As he says, "The fun doesn't stop until there's no one left to die."
Age: He was 16 when he died.
Species: He was an Arcanine, but now he's a Gengar.
Personality: Back when he was an Arcanine, he was proud, generous, and was one of the most respected members of Gilliad.
Well, before he died.
Now that he had died, and was driven insane by Raphael, he shows a lack of emotion, not showing any signs of happiness, anger, or even sorrow, essentially turning into a mindless drone. Gespenst has a real mind, but it's hidden behind layer upon layer of insanity.
Appearance: Has a slight orange tint to his coloration.
History: Gespenst was not his name. No one knows his name, for it was taken along with his life. He was one of the numerous victims of the assault on Gilliad.
He was, as stated before, one of the most respected members of Gilliad, before darkness clouded the air. Everyone called on him to save them from these monsters, but before he could take action, a spiked tentacle was driven through his chest. He fell to the ground, but he felt a sensation as if he was floating out of his body...
He woke up on a full moon, in the burning remains of Gilliad. He looked around, and saw...himself. But, he thought, that means...
He was dead, and was now a ghost.
He then came across a Pokemon, one with cunning intelligence, and it spoke to him. Speaking of devilish thoughts, of revenge, of him writhing is pain as creatures of darkness consumed his soul.
He couldn't take it. He screamed to the skies, and fell to his knees, clutching his temples. Then, his consciousness seemed to be shoved into a dark corner of his mind. He rose, a grin on his face.
He had been driven insane, by the hand of Raphael.
They formed Team Follia, and Gespenst just went along with whatever Raphael said. But that's what Raphael made him. A servant with no will of his own.
Well, I hope this RP goes well. Feel free to sign-up, make reservations, but be warned, reservations wear off after one week.