By 2024AE, action needed to be taken upon the Pokémon World, Sinumonas. Johto was still recovering from the Ultimatism Incident, Under Saffron was becoming overcrowded by crime, thus it was moving into New Saffron and around the region of Kanto, and Hoenn had been rendered uninhabitable by the result of the Hoenn Wars. Thus, several famous trainers stepped up to the plate, under the leadership of the Champion of Champions, Kanto Trainer Red. With the team consisting of Sevii Trainer Green, Kanto Trainer Blue, Wandering Trainers A.D and Cynthia, Johto Trainers Ethan, Crystal, Brendan and Lance and Hoenn Trainer May.
Together, they formed the Elite Trainer Association, which dedicated itself to protecting as much of Sinumonas as they could. Red, calling in a favour with the Super Smash Brothers, had a tower built between the regions, to the south of Mt. Silver and away from White City. Their experiences proved excellent, and order began to return. However, they’re only eleven people taking care of an entire region. Even with the assistance of the Sinnoh Trainers and the Pokémon Rangers, they couldn’t keep everything protected.
That’s where you come in. The year is now 2027AE, and the ETA has decided to recruit trainers in, where A.D, Brendan and Cynthia will teach and train all recruits until they can hold ground against Gamma Level opponents and avoid dying while confronting Omega level opponents. Trainers within the ETA will be expected to complete missions given to them by Ethan, which will be given based on their level. However, there seems to be something amiss…
Kanto Trainer Red
Red is the greatest trainer on Sinumonas, having earned the title of Champion of Champions after the last was killed. He never speaks unless in private and around a person he’s comfortable with, thus not much is known about his past, other then that he had begun his journey in 2005AE.
Sevii Trainer Green
Red’s wife, who started her journey alongside him. Prior to that, they had never met each other. Green is a competent observer, able to watch what a person is doing and determine what they’re thinking, if they’re feeling guilty and if they’ve had a small or large meal.
Kanto Trainer Blue Oak
Blue is Red’s old rival, from back when they travelled around Kanto. He has picked up after his grandfather and become quite well versed in how Pokémon work, including what move a Pokémon could potentially learn and when after determining which region is its home.
Wandering Trainer A.D
A.D is nobody, and he prefers it that way. He started his journey in 2003AE, two years before the ‘Colour Trio’, as they’re so nicknamed, alongside Cynthia. He’s a bit cautious, as the Ultimatism Incident has unlocked a huge amount of aura of which he has no control over, unlike Crystal and Riley. He is an expert tactician.
Wandering Trainer Cynthia
Ex-Sinnoh Champion, resident of an unknown region. She’s able to assemble the perfect team, but she tends to downplay this as much as she can, even though in the right hands her team could be near unbeatable. She is on record for taking the longest to defeat in a League match, against now-Sinnoh Champion Dawn.
Johto Trainer Ethan
Ethan is the organiser of events. He is able to keep track of everything, valuable in battle because he is able to recall when a Pokémon disappears or a Pokéball is rolled and attempts to organise his strategy accordingly. This has put him at even odds with A.D and Red himself!
Johto Trainer Crystal
Crystal is Ethan’s wife. She remains silent to all, other then Ethan. Therefore, not much is known of her past, much the same as Red. She seems to have the amazing ability to evolve Pokémon that evolve via levels she comes into contact with, but will only use it if the Pokémon really wants to evolve.
Johto Trainer Lance
Lance is the former Kanjo Champion, before he was defeated by Ethan. He was once a member of the Elite Four, before trying his luck at the Championship after Red left. After he was beaten, he went back home to Blackthorn City, then travelled for a bit before returning to join the ETA.
Johto Trainer Brendan
Brendan was the Hoenn Champion, before its destruction. He is an ace in sweeping the battlefield, useful for taking out mooks in large conflicts and exposing the legitimate threats, which he is usually able to take out before they can him. He’s still a bit touchy about what happened to Hoenn, since he wasn’t there when the conflict had occurred.
Hoenn Trainer May
May is one of few remaining Hoenn-born Trainers on Sinumonas. She is a researcher, but more about habitats, working with Blue to determine where a Pokémon comes from and therefore their potential moveset. She is married to Brendan and has a daughter, Solana, named after the Pokémon Ranger in Fiore.
>No travelling to Isshu, it’s in a different country as far as the Travelsverse is concerned.
>No constant dodging. Trainers are also legitimate targets, but at least attempt to take out the Pokémon first.
>Respect fellow RPers and their actions. If you start arguing, you will be kicked out and your character removed from play.
>This is the Travelsverse. The moves are not like the animé. Night Shade is not black beam with red outlines. The Travelsverse moves are far more logical and gamebased. I cannot stress this enough. Please only state a move and if it hits, no detailed descriptions. Any extra effects should be taken into account, such as the tidal wave of Surf, which will harm the Pokémon on the field and the trainers nearby. Physical moves, if you can, should just be ‘POKéMON charged forward and went to strike the OPPOKéMON, but OPPOKéMON dodged,’ while special should be ‘The POKéMON focused and fired THE ATTACK at the OPPOKéMON, striking and causing quite a bit of damage’. If anyone bases an attack of the animé, quite frankly, I’ll freak. Dear GOD I will freak. If you want the Travelsverse variant, look or ask here, in the Moves thread.
>No Game Characters, they’ve already been established and are part of the plot.
>No Legendaries or Semindaries.
>If your character is old enough, they may have sexual relations with another of the similar age. But only if consensual and we don’t damn well see it. Have them flirt, move to a room and leave them until ‘The Next Morning’. Any attempts of rape will not end well, as per the usual Travelsverse code.
>Pokémon do not say their name…period. Pokémon sound like more organic versions of the game cries (aka, like Pokémon Stadium Series).
>Note: Saffron City was destroyed in 2028 and rebuilt into New Saffron and Under Saffron, so anyone born in the city beforehand should refer to themselves as Old Saffron trainers.
The Story Begins…
The Elite Tower Association Tower stood proud from its vantage point upon Tohjo Hills. From it, one could make out Pokémon Island, which could usually only be seen at Cerulean Cove, and Cianwood, it too usually only seen from the closest part of the mainland. However, neither were the concern of the occupants of the tower, instead they were focused upon one thing and one thing alone...new guys…
“Must we bring in recruits?” a woman bemoaned. She pushed some of her long brown hair from her sapphire blue eyes, which were framed by a pair of glasses. She wore a white labcoat that lay open, revealing a red top and black trouser pants beneath. She glanced down below, as more young trainers gathered up and mingled with each other.
“You heard Red,” another, this time male with a green and black themed dress, said. He walked over and stood next to the woman, continuing, “we can’t handle all the problems with just 8 active Trainers and 2 Scientists.”
“Besides,” said another member in a unique red, black and white coat as he wandered over to the window, reading a sheet of paper before turning his attention to the group below, “they’ll be fun to mess with.”
<Player, you’re outside with a large group of NPCs and currently awaiting the ETA Member to take you in>
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