You find yourself at an empty cross road. You go left, there is nothingness. You go right, there is darkness. Hesitant on what fate awaits you, you pick a path and proceed forwards to the shrouded mist despite the voice in your head telling you not to. You hear voices and whispers both from a distance and near, and shadows crawling out of your vision whenever you turn your head. However, every time you look, you keep on seeing the same thing: Either nothingness or darkness. You stand there contemplating whether you should continue to move forwards, or go back in hopes of finding a way out of this twisted world, but suddenly a grotesque, rotted hand shoots up from the ground and grabs you by the ankle. The hands trips you, falling to the ground as it grips your ankle tighter. Another fiendish hand shoots up and clutches your arm, and soon enough more and more hands surround you, slowly grabbing every part of your body. You try to scream, but instead your mouth gets covered by another fleshy hand, as it pulls you towards the ground, into the depths of nothingness and darkness.
You wake up in a cold sweat, taking a good look around. You’re in your bed. Nothing more than just a terrible dream, right? You go about your day, doing your errands, talking with your usual group of acquaintances and friends and going about your daily business. You work hard, have fun, and then the day comes to a close and you are ready to sleep. Your eyes become heavy, and you slowly close your eyes relying for slumber. Your world turns dark for a brief moment and you open your eyes. Once again you find yourself in the world of nothingness and darkness.
Welcome to Stoiea Town. A quaint little town, nestled between a lake and vasts amounts of green lands and forests. Situated away from the bigger cities, this town is perfect for those who enjoy a more laid-back and peaceful lifestyle as opposed to the bustling cities. However, despite the layer of easygoingness that appears on the surface, there is something more sinister brewing in the old town of Stoiea What seemed to have started as a simple case of bad dreams, has spiralled out of control. A young boy by the name of Lars, woke up one morning with complaints of a nightmare. Brushing it off as a bad dream, he woke up the next morning with the same nightmare. Night after night, young Lars was terrified to fall asleep, wanting to avoid going back to the world of “Nothingness and Darkness” as he so aptly described. However, one night, Lars went to sleep and never woke up. Days went by, and soon enough Lars passed away in his sleep. However, just when the freaky situation had seemingly ended, dozens of other citizens of Stoiea suffered the same fate, experiencing the same nightmare Lars had described, and after a while never awoke from their slumber. Trying to find a solution, many townspeople left the city, deeming it to be cursed, whilst others enlisted the help of alternative medicine. The mayor, gravely concerned for his citizens, has enlisted the help of a so-called “Seer”. A man that has claimed to have solved many cases, even with big organizations such as the International Police. Although his credibility is something that has yet to be proven, the Mayor has hit a brick wall and is willing to do anything at this point to solve the problem plaguing the town, before it simply disappears off the face of the region and becomes an abandoned town of the past.
You play as a character of Stoiea Town. Located in a region far from the others, the region itself is not as developed in terms of huge cities compared to places such as Johto and Sinnoh. Because of this, many people enjoy their more pleasant life in this region, away from the politics of the other regions. Talks have been in the works to implement a possible Pokémon League System in the region, however, such rumours have not yet been confirmed. The town itself has many necessities one would need: A market place, a farm, a lake, and even its own Pokémon Centre. Because of this, there isn’t much of a need to venture to other towns and cities for supplies all too often, as the town is able to sustain itself through the efforts of the townspeople.
Your life in the town is up to you: Your job, daily errands, etc. However, one thing you share in common with many other townspeople is that you have recently started experiencing the nightmare that has been taking people’s lives. Whether or not someone else close to you has already been affected by the nightmares, is up to you. However, like the rest of the town, you await the arrival of the ‘Seer’, to determine if there is a possible solution to avoiding an unwanted fate.
Hello, and welcome to my role-play! Some notes before we get started into the rules of the role-play: Firstly, this role-play takes place in an unnamed Region. Although I don’t anticipate this role-play to be super long, I will expand upon the world of the region if I deem it suitable once the ‘Nightmare’ portion of the role-play is done. Otherwise, that will be the end of this role-play.
Secondly, although this takes place in the world of Pokémon, I am taking a slightly more ‘gritty’ and mature approach to this role-play. Don’t expect anything over the top, but I am simply doing this out of freedom for your writing. Although battling and catching Pokémon are obviously present in this role-play, that’s not what this role-play is about. Because of that, I am putting some restrictions on what you can catch, and when you can battle. Now with that said, let’s get into the rules:
- Of course, all forum rules apply.
- I will rate this role-play a loose M. Do not abuse this with tons of swearing, sexually explicit stuff, or gore, etc. As said before, this is to give a bit more freedom with writing.
- When battling, do not god-mod or bunny without permission. This may be difficult with Player Vs Player, at which case I’ll let the two players battling delegate it among themselves. If you are battling an NPC, then of course by all means play how you will normally, but be sensible: It’s not an excuse to power through foes without any sort of difficulty. Player vs Player Rules: Pokémon may only use one move at a time, and you must always give the other player a chance to respond. Moves will follow the Video Games accuracy/power and effects. Which means that unless the attack has some low accuracy, it will always hit the other opponent successfully. With that said, each player is entitled to two dodges, per battle (this means only two for the whole battle, not two per Pokémon). This does not include attacks that reduce accuracy or raise evasiveness. As said before, I will let the two players delegate it among themselves if an attack should connect or not when weird circumstances arise.
- Catching Pokémon must only be done with my permission. I will dictate what Pokémon the group encounters, and I will decide who gets to catch/keep it. This goes with Gift Pokémon as well should the group encounter them through the role-play. I will also decide when your Pokémon evolves.
- For now, no GMAX or Mega Evolutions in this role-play.
Name: (First and Last)
Age: (Can be anything really. This is a more mature role-play, so keep that in mind, and have it make sense).
Appearance: (How they look like. Pictures do not sub for writing).
Personality: (Fairly straightforward. How they behave, likes, dislikes, etc. Please be decently detailed.)
History: (What do they do? How did they end up in Stoiea? Were they born there? etc. Again, be decently detailed).
Note: Only 1 Pokémon allowed to be in your possession. All Pokémon will be limited to first stage Pokémon. If The Pokémon has a baby stage, then go with baby stage).
Name: (A nickname if they have any)
Species: (What Species are they)
Ability: (What's their Ability? HA are allowed)
Attacks: (You can have up to 4 moves. Only maximum two Egg Moves are allowed/No TM or TR Moves allowed).
1. Cadenza Mia Amoré [Monster Guy]
2. Katherine Bouton [Jaku]
3. Mason Cerro [AJ2000]
4. Chris McGuffin [Skeith]
5. Iris Epps [Hydrangea]