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The Willdron Island Pokemon Research Facility Tragedy (R) Sign-Ups

Discussion in 'Sign Up' started by Skillfulness, Jun 30, 2018.

  1. Skillfulness

    Skillfulness Well-Known Member

    - Preface: This RP is rated R for violence and psychological horror as the themes for this game are horror, survival, and mystery. If you do not feel comfortable with these topics, be completely sure you can handle intense scenes if you still want to sign up. Feel free to message me if you have questions or concerns. -

    - Update: Added the map and some additional information about the lab. -



    ~~Intro~~

    The Willdron Island Pokemon Research Facility (WIPRF), located south of the coast of Unova, has been known to produce some of the worlds best and possibly most underrated scientists. While not known for any groundbreaking discoveries, the steadfast dedication to the understanding of Pokemon has led to some fundamental truths. For example, the first scientist to discover the branching evolutionary paths of Wurmple conducted their first tests at WIPRF. This helped lead to further discoveries such as Vivillon wing pattern dependence on climate. While a newer lab compared to others, their continued funding allows WIPRF to keep up with the best scientists of the planet. New technology is always being implemented and WIPRF experiments are always finding their way into the news.​

    The WIPRF Battle Division recently put out a request for Pokemon trainers to partake in part of their research. They ask for one evening of gathering some battle data for a new project they want to take up in return for a small monetary wage, so naturally you submitted an application. They sent an email response and after a bit of back and forth you were approved for the experiment. They promised to send further information with a visitor badge by mail which sits open before you now.

    - Thank you for responding to our offer! We are delighted to have you partake in our experiment and have further details for you below. Included in this letter is a temporary visitor badge that you can use to enter the facility and get access to the Battle Division buildings. We will provide a meal for you as well and any healing required for your Pokemon during the experiment. Please read through the experiment details carefully so we can get through things efficiently. Thank you for helping us in our research and we look forward to meeting with you! -

    The letter was cheerful and dry, as to be expected. It arrived a few days before Friday when the experiment was to take place. While you don’t know much about what will actually happen once you’re in a room full of scientists, the letter goes on to explain a few details.

    - For the experiment, we ask that you bring one (1) partner Pokemon of your choice. They must be used for battling and have at least two years of experience. Preferably, you and your Pokemon have a significant relationship of some kind, be it friendly or otherwise, but we understand not all trainers will be able to strongly bond with a Pokemon even over the course of two years. We ask that you do not bring any battle enhancing items as we will not be using them during the tests, Mega Stones and Key Stones are not allowed on site as stated in the rules bellow. If at any point you or your Pokemon are uncomfortable going through with any of the tests we have, speak up and we will adjust the procedure to allow you to step out, payment will still be given. We will also be happy to answer any questions during the test if they would put your at ease. Let us know of any allergies ahead of time so we may procure the equipment we need.

    Further rules of the laboratory are as follows; -


    The letter goes on into some detailed rules, but along with the letter is a small plastic card. It has a picture of the lab logo, some random numbers, the name of the lab, and Battle Division Visitor with your name at the top of it all. There’s still a few days until the date they’re expecting you; it doesn’t seem like they’re expecting much so hopefully nothing can go wrong.


    ~~The WIPRF Tragedy Sign-Up Rules~~


    Welcome to the facility! While every character will have different motivations for wanting to partake in the experiment at the lab, everyone will have to play by the same rules. First, rules of the lab (in-game rules). In the middle of the letter you received, the following rules were highlighted;
    • Scientists and visitors are allowed one (1) Pokemon on site at all times. There are exceptions to this rule for working Pokemon, speak with the Hiring Office to request forms for allowing a working Pokemon.
    • Mega Stones and Key Stones are not allowed on site. Much of our research is sensitive to higher energies and a Mega Evolution could cause improper readings or damage certain equipment.
      • Some areas of the lab do research on Mega Evolution and have additional equipment to help reduce spreading energies.
    • Poke Balls are not allowed on site. Pokemon on site are wild and protected.
    • Badges are to be worn by visitors at all times. If found in an area for authorized personnel only, visitors may be escorted back to the main building or asked to leave.
      • Some areas of the lab allow visitors to be escorted through, given the scientist has proper training.
    When signing up, please abide by these rules. Your characters will be checked at the entrance to the lab and if they try to smuggle in extra Pokemon or Mega and Key Stones, they will be confiscated. Let me know if this is something your character would try to do as there is a chance it could matter later in the game, we can probably arrange something.

    The out-of-game rules are as follows;
    • Follow all Serebii rules.
    • R rating; swearing, violence, and psychological horror will be present, but with discretion. This is a horror RPG after all so death may be a possibility if people play dangerously, just not completely overboard.
    • At this time, there are 10 sign-up slots available.
      • I might make more available, but as lab employees. We will have to see once things get rolling.
    • If anyone would like to participate as a Co-GM, please send me a message. I would greatly appreciate the help and we can still have fun with it.


    ~~The WIPRF Tragedy Sign Up Forms~~


    Player Character

    Name
    : -Include legal and common names-
    Age: -Seventeen years or older to apply-
    Gender: -What’s your pronoun of choice-

    Appearance: -A hearty description of body and outfit-
    Personality: -Explain how you typically behave-
    History: -Tell us about your past-

    ~

    Pokemon Partner

    Name
    : -Nickname if applicable-
    Species: -Straightforward enough-
    Gender: -Pick your favorite, or not, I’m not a cop-

    Appearance: -Is there anything different about how they look-
    Personality: -How do they behave with you-
    History: -What kind of past do they have with you-
    Move Set: -What four moves does your Pokemon know-

    Other: -Put the rest here, the more colorful the better-

    ~

    Writing Sample: -A few paragraphs of your character arriving on the island (by boat, no planes and no independent travel) and being ushered to the Welcome Center, show us how you make your character come to life-

    PLAYERS
    Reserved - Hydrangea - Aella Doukas and Eurydice (Flygon)
    Gamzee Makara - Dr. Briar Botchik and Thera (Mismagius)
    Empty
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    Empty


    Unofficial Reserve - GoldenHouou

    CO GM'S
    Reserved - Samayouru - Agatha Pridmore and Vertex (Porygon)

    ~~The WIPRF Tragedy Additional Information~~


    Here is where you can find extra things. Extra flavor to make it feel real and maybe some actually important bits for the RPG, it’s a mystery, heh.

    Important NPCs

    Relevant to the experiment
    • Dr. Andrea Beagrow: Head of the PRF Battle Division, approves all experiments and equipment procurement, a stern but kindly older woman
    • Ms. Heather Joston: PRF Battle Division Specialist, experienced in human-Pokemon bond while battling, very serious and not very sociable
    • Dr. Farwick Tresly: Lead Experimenter, lead on the experiment, easily flustered and not easy to calm down
    • Various scientists and interns helping take data and organize results

    Security and Maintenance
    • Jeffrey Robert: Head of Facility Maintenance, manages building maintenance and which equipment is allowed, easy-going and friendly but quick to be professional
    • Silga Ventra: Head of Security, in charge of all security personnel, snappy, sassy, and likes a good drink

    Division Heads
    • Dr. Linden Fess: Head of the PRF Attacks Division, very business like and passionate about his work
    • Dr. Andrea Beagrow: Head of the PRF Battle Division, a stern but kindly older woman
    • Dr. Mortimer Kendall: Head of the PRF Evolution Division, he tries to maintain a proper front but easily loosens up around friends
    • Dr. Mimnoe Murmig: Head of the PRF Hatching/Breeding Division, she is very gentle and meek

    ~WIP~

    Willdron Island and the Pokemon Research Facility

    - There are 4 Divisions dedicated to the research of Pokemon; Attacks, Battle, Evolution, and Hatching/Breeding. Each has their own main building, storage building, and fenced area for wild Pokemon used in experiments. They are also called by A Division, B Division, E Division, and H Division.

    - There are 2 Water buildings for exclusively water Pokemon. Scientists from any division can request approval for research time from any Division.

    - There are 2 Security buildings near the lake close to the center of the island. They have guards posted at each building and some that routinely patrol the island.

    - The south-west of the island has a dock where visitors and workers enter from. Each person is checked before entering the main island and the Welcome Center is the first building past the dock.

    - The south-east of the island has a Recovery Center for any Pokemon that have just been through a test or experiment. One exception are the Hatching/Breeding Pokemon which are taken care of by the Division as their growth is often part of their research, but there are constant checks in place to see to their care.

    - There is a road going around the whole island. Cars are available to staff members at each main building. People are also free to ride their Pokemon along the roads as long as they are courteous to other members using the roads.

    Black buildings are storage or maintenance buildings
    The 4 Division buildings are labeled by letter
    The red buildings are the Security buildings
    The blue buildings are the Water buildings
    The white building at the bottom left corner is the Recovery building
    The entrance dock is located at the bottom right
    The black dotted lines show where wild Pokemon roam when not in tests
    *Let me know if you have questions about the map

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2018 at 10:46 PM
  2. Samayouru

    Samayouru Rabid Dusclops Fan

    Put me down for a reserve if that's okay. We need more horror RPs here and I'm gonna pounce on this one while I still have a chance!

    Here have a WIP.

    Name: Agatha Pridmore
    Age: 22
    Gender: Female, She/Her

    Appearance: Broad and well built, Agatha is quite fit for someone of her age. She stands at around 5’5” and her muscles are toned thanks to her general lifestyle in Hoenn. She has olive skin that is covered in pale scars and scratches from exploring the areas around the archaeological sites her father worked at, the most prominent of which tapers up her right leg. She has mid-length chocolate brown hair and hazel eyes that can come across as quite piercing depending on the expression she’s wearing. Her general features are quite sharp and her standard expression usually involves either frowning or furrowing her brow – as if she is deep in thought or something particularly troublesome is bothering her.

    Agatha’s general attire is quite relaxed when compared to her general demeanour. She likes to wear clothes that are comfortable, but still make her at least a little presentable whenever she goes to college. Her favourite outfit involves a black and white striped shirt and jet-black trousers that are relatively torn and scuffed in places from being worn so much. She is usually seen wearing a worn out brown leather jacket too that smells faintly of her father’s cologne and only ever takes it off when it is way too hot to be wearing such a thing. Her lab coat is typical of someone working with science – pure white, with pockets on the sides and front. She keeps her ID card pinned to the pockets on her chest.

    Personality: Agatha is quite a reserved person and that is mostly due to her mantra being not to interact with other people unless it is absolutely necessary. She comes off as very stern and direct – even blunt at times – and doesn’t like to sugar-coat anything she says. Agatha prefers to stay on her own unless a situation forces her to work with others, and even then she only says the absolute minimum. As a result a lot of people tend to think of her as rude or aloof and this has resulted in her not having very many friends. She’s the exact opposite with pokemon – Agatha adores them and will almost immediately become open and friendly to them as if she’s known them her whole life.

    Those who eventually manage to get past her cold exterior discover that she’s actually quite a thoughtful and sympathetic person. The friends that she does make that are human are kept very close to her heart and she’ll do anything to protect those she cares about. That being said she can be overprotective at times, but she means well and her motives are usually in the right place. Agatha is quite diligent about the tasks that she’s been set – no matter how mundane or uninteresting it is, she will more than likely stick to it until the job is finished – even if that means working late into the night and losing out on sleep in the process. This mind-set also allows Agatha to find unique ways of approaching problems that others wouldn’t think of. She tends to mull over her duties too – worrying if she has done a good enough job even though others think that she’s done much more than she actually believes she has.

    History: Originally from Hoenn, Agatha was born to a loving couple in Fortree who cared for her as much as any good parents would. She also had a godfather who lived in Rustboro, working for the Devon Corporation as part of a team that was inventing a new model of a machine that could revive newly discovered prehistoric pokemon. He would come and visit his godchild and her family whenever time allowed it, and kept in touch with her family as much as he could. This changed when the hurricane occurred, though. Hoenn was well-known for storms but none were quite as severe as the one that practically levelled Fortree to the ground. Agatha was six months old at the time and miraculously survived the hurricane thanks to the intuition of her mother, who had placed her securely in a closet just before the hurricane passed through. The same could not be said for her parents – their bodies were found amongst the wreckage and there was nothing the paramedics could do to revive them.

    Her godfather was absolutely devastated by the loss of Agatha’s parents, but was more than happy to adopt her as his own. Once the legalities had been sorted out he took her to live in Rustboro with him, and while it took a while for the wounds to heal and the dust to settle the both of them had happy lives together. As time passed Agatha became very interested in fossil pokemon and would constantly ask her adoptive father about the machine he was working on, hoping to see it in action when it finally worked. Her wish came true in 2002, where she got to see a pokemon being brought back to life at the age of seven – and this sparked her interest in science and technology – a path that would eventually lead Agatha to going to college in Goldenrod to become a pokemon professor.

    She was two years into her degree when representatives Willdron Island Pokemon Research Facility came to the college to scout for potential scientists to join their projects. Agatha was a hard-working student and was recommended by her professors as an excellent candidate for them to interview. She left a good first impression on them and vice versa, resulting in her being chosen to join the staff in Unova as an assistant for one of their newest projects. According to the letters she received from them, it was going to be a project all about battle data, which will be important to know about if she wants to become a pokemon professor in the future. She’s just finished her first week on the job - which was nothing more than time to show her how everything in the facility works – and the trainers who’ve applied to be a part of the experiment will be arriving relatively soon. She’s looking forward to taking part in the experiment – the company’s taking all precautions to make sure everything runs safely, so there’s no way anything could go horribly wrong, right?

    ~

    Pokemon Partner

    Name: Vertex
    Species: Porygon
    Gender: N/A – Refers to Vertex as a “he”

    Appearance: Just your typical Porygon. He has an ID number tattooed on his back that reads: P-102.
    Personality: Modest and easy-going, Vertex is built to serve and does his job well. He expresses himself using his eyes mostly but is capable of voicing his concerns verbally if needs be.
    History: Vertex and Agatha crossed paths during her first year of college. He was assigned to Agatha by Goldenrod University as part of her course on pokemon studies as well as researching on the bonds people have with pokemon. As it turned out Porygon are just as sentient as any other pokemon and Agatha and Vertex became quite close during their time together. Agatha even applied to keep him for her second year and, providing the amount of research she had done on her bond with Vertex, received approval from the university to continue her research with him.

    Move Set:

    * Lock On
    * Tri Attack
    * Agility
    * Discharge

    Other:

    * The tattoo on Vertex's back is not just for show - it holds protection data that prevents anybody copying Vertex's data and hacking him.

    Writing Sample:
     
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2018
  3. GoldenHouou

    GoldenHouou Up To No Good

    Won't be placing a reserve since I'm about to be gone for three weeks and I doubt the reservation lasts that long, but! Just wanna say that this is super interesting and I'll definitely jump in when I'm back if there are any slots left/late Sign Ups are allowed and all.
     
  4. Skillfulness

    Skillfulness Well-Known Member

    Samayouru: Definitely, but as spots are limited I'd ask to see some progress within 2 days or I'll release it for someone else. Agreed on the horror part, hopefully I have enough experience to make it a horrible time for everyone.

    GoldenHouou: Ah yeah I wouldn't want to keep a slot saved for that long, but there is definitely room for late sign ups once we've gotten things rolling. I can send you a message when I plan on opening things up again if you'd like.
     
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  5. Hydrangea

    Hydrangea スターウルフ

    Hi! I expressed interest in this already! I'd love a spot and will 100% get started right away!

    EDIT: Wip

    Player Character

    Name
    : Aella Doukas [Eye-lah Doo-Kass]
    Age: Twenty-Two
    Gender: Female

    Appearance:
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    Aella is striking. She stands at a tall 5'7", above average for the typical female. She's easy to spot in a crowd, not only because of her height but because of her literal mane of hair. Aella refuses to cut her hair, instead opting to just grow it out to insane lengths. Her hair now extends to the backs of her knees, and she intends to get it even longer. Her hair is a striking reddish brown, coloured slightly to accent her natural color, but never enough to change her natural look. To accent her hair, she wears a pair of goggles strapped to her head. This is not only a stylistic choice, but also to help her when she decides to traverse the swirling sands of the desert outside of her home city. Her skin is naturally tanned, showing off her Greek heritage to the world. Her skin is mostly clear, but her cheeks are darted with various dark freckles that accent her skin. Her eyes are large, amber in colour. Her mom had told her from a young age that she had sharp eyes, the eyes of a warrior.

    Due to an accident in her youth, Aella's right leg needed to be amputated. She switched away from shorts after this, preferring to hide the face that she only has one proper leg. She carries around a cane decorated with gorgeous roses to aid her in walking.

    For clothing, Aella likes to dress rebellious, but still somewhat casual. Her main attire consists of a white button up tank top with a forked down collar covered by a light brown light jacket. She wears naturally toned brown jeans who have certainly seen better days, the knees are completely torn up and the fabric is going thin in some parts of the jeans. Along her right leg, by the ankle, a white bandanna is tied around the jeans. This is not only for style, but also to flush her jeans more properly to her artificial leg. For shoes, she wears very simple orange hightop converse.

    Personality: Aella is reckless. That's a word almost anyone who knows her would use to describe her. She lives in the moment and does things for the thrill, never thinking of the consequences or the fact that it might put herself or others in danger. She's spontaneous, brash, and headstrong; leading some to describe her as a little bit of a ditz or at the very least childish. She's confident in herself, almost to a frightening degree. Her overconfidence, coupled with her recklessness is often the result of negative things befalling her. She attempts to be courageous and brave, risking her neck to help those in need, such as kids getting bullied; but due to her rash and hasty decision making this more often than not results in her being injured, or at the very least fill her family and Leuco with worry. In an honest sense, Aella almost has the mindset of a child, "I want to do this, therefore I will."

    However, there is a positive side to her recklessness. Her bravery and boldness is outmatched in almost any situation, although she does do a lot just to fuel her adrenaline; it could be said that she strives to be a protector of everyone and everything. Her other positive personality traits include being kind, well spoken, and intelligent. She's kind to those around her, patient with people's problems and a great listener. She's well spoken, able to talk out issues with ease and put people at ease with her soft and kind words. She's intelligent, a biology science major and pursuing a higher education in the hopes of becoming a Pokemon Biologist with a specialty in making new and improved cruelty free Pokemon potions.

    History: -Tell us about your past-

    Other:
    Is a Dragon specialist
    Her other Pokemon are Leucothea (Leuco) the Dragonair, Orpheus the Fraxure, and Neptune the Lapras​

    ~

    Pokemon Partner

    [​IMG]
    Name
    : Eurydice
    Species: Flygon
    Gender: Female

    Appearance: Slightly smaller than average (Only 6' tall), is missing the middle portion of the end of her tail.

    Personality: -How do they behave with you-

    History: -What kind of past do they have with you-

    Move Set:
    Dragon Dance
    Earthquake
    Stone Edge
    Dragon Claw​

    Other:
    Only eats spicy food
    Was Aella's first Pokemon, made her become a dragon trainer
    Mates with Aella's Fraxure, Orpheus​

    ~

    Writing Sample: -A few paragraphs of your character arriving on the island (by boat, no planes and no independent travel) and being ushered to the Welcome Center, show us how you make your character come to life-
     
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2018
  6. Skillfulness

    Skillfulness Well-Known Member

    Wonderful! Gotcha added and updated the 1st page. Also added a move set section for partner Pokemon.
     
  7. Skillfulness

    Skillfulness Well-Known Member

    Minor update; added more info in the first post.

    We will wait until GoldenHouou gets back and if they're still interested we might be able to move forward, up to you guys. If anyone else joins by the end of the month too that would be swell.
     
  8. GoldenHouou

    GoldenHouou Up To No Good

    Not back yet, but am still interested, ye!
     
  9. Gamzee Makara

    Gamzee Makara The Bard of Rage

    Reserve me a slot...this looks fun!

    Player Character

    Name
    : Dr. Briar Botchik
    Age: 27
    Gender: Female

    Appearance: -A descendant of The People of the Water, Briar used to look like them. However, she now has paler skin and a permanent Galactic Grunt haircut and eye color. She is a bit taller than the average Galactic Grunt due to her heritage, but otherwise has the appearance of a standard one. She typically wears a brown, weather-beaten trenchcoat with several Velcro pockets that she keeps useful things such as money, her driver's license and her only remaining artifacts of her previous self:A necklace and bracelet with sea-blue crystals in them.

    She wears the trenchcoat to hide the fact that she can't remove her Galactic Grunt uniform, which consists of a gray, metallic looking armored jumpsuit, a short collared black and gray blouse with the Team Galactic logo stamped in the center of the chest, and gray, corrugated boots that are locked into the rest of the armored jumpsuit. She also has a surgical scar on the side of her head that she typically covers up with makeup.

    Personality
    : Briar tends to move around methodically and has trouble feeling and showing emotion(especially positive ones, unless rare, unusual or powerful energy is involved...then she gets slightly more emotional, but she doesn't show it well. Her Mismagius is helping her express and unrepress her positive emotions using its powers. She is obsessed with the mere concept of energy in its many forms, with a particular fondness for Pokémon-generated energies. She is a polymath genius in all energy-related topics, though this is hard to read off of her. She prefers to be called Dr. Botchik, rather than Briar.

    Briar hides a lot of trauma and pain from those around her, not wanting to burden others with her past. However, when energy is present, she might blurt out or confide details about things that she'd rather not say, or, in some cases, was told not to repeat.

    Briar has been diagnosed with several emotional disorders due to her missing a good portion of her original psyche due to her transformation into a Galactic Grunt, which also altered her formerly optimistic, passionate, protective and slightly bubbly personality that belied her natural intelligence to one that seems more like a simulacrum of a human one, albeit enhancing her natural intelligences to levels a full human can only dream of. Briar also has to actively repress a memetic virus in her mind that tries to compel her to obey Team Galactic ideals, even after their disbanding, which includes having no spirit, no emotion, and no mercy for those who aren't Team Galactic. This troubles her and often can scramble her thoughts when it flares, especially during a emotional spike due to Briar encountering new, rare or interesting energy, feeling positive after Thera, Her Mismagius, shows affection, battles with, helps or takes care of her, or her fear of surgery(due to 2 major invasive sessions of such), is triggered.

    Briar enjoys not only battling Pokémon to Pokémon, but also person to person, with her alterations giving her natural CQC(close quarters combat) ability, aptitude and skill, which she practices daily. Against another fighter(Black Belts, Battle Girls and Crush Girls usually satisfy this), Briar feels more alive and expresses emotion better, but it troubles her that not only does her Galactic programming flare in these conditions, but worse, parts of her relish and hate the conflicting emotions of combat. it helps her feel alive, but it confuses and stunts her emotion afterwards.

    While an eager and diligent and experimental researcher, if offered an immoral or unethical choice of topic or methodology, a fragment of Briar's old self seems to blossom forth. She will not only vehemently refuse, but her and Thera will do their best to stop the one who offered them such a position. After the immoral and unethical beings are stopped, Briar's mind will temporarily be stuck in a total state of sociopathic dronedom due to emotional overload, requiring Thera to use Pain Split to even her out.

    History
    : Briar is descended from the People of the Water and grew up rather normally until she saw the move Dragon Rage from a rare Megikarp, developing her signature obsession with energy that day., Briar, while going through school and learning about energy in every possible way, spent her formative years living next door to her best friend and future roommate throughout college(Completing her physics doctorate in the process, which she obtained from Celadon University by studying for 4 years extra under Professor Ida Gneau, doing field research at the Kanto Power Plant's experimental new Large Magneton Collider.) and afterwards, Milly Van Vleet(an up and coming neurosurgeon) and Milly's Chatot in Canalave City, Back then she had the long hair and tanned skin her people were known for. But as Briar was making plans to start a study of the energy flow between Fullmoon Island and Newmoon Island while Milly was away, Team Galactic came calling, having heard of her thesis on the concept. Wanting to exploit said research, they offered her a choice:Work with us or for us.

    She didn't want either, and sent out her Misdreavus in defense. However, a Grunt used his Glameow's to put Briar and her Misdreavus to sleep, and the Grunts, lead by Commander Neptune, brought the pair to Team Galactic Headquarters to assimilate her into the Galactic Grunt collective mind after forcing Briar to cough up all she knew. After being forced under Neptune's Bronzong's Hypnosis, she was forced to divulge every piece of knowledge she had, even down to her favorite fruit, before being carted off to the "recruitment" room, where she was transformed, via cybernetics, nanotech, brainwashing, Psychic-Type Pokémon's power and irreversible surgery, she was made into a mere grunt, every trace of individuality and personality subsumed into the Team Galactic image. Her Misdreavus was seemingly brainwashed as well, but the Ghost-Type was merely acting, hoping her partner would soon be free....but that took a while...

    After spending a seemingly endless time as a Galactic Grunt, a mere drone, she was captured and freed during a raid on her post at the Galactic Remote Research Outpost by Milly, who spent all of her time tracking her down in the 5 years Briar had been missing. Milly found that, while Briar's mind was still in there, she could only free her bestie from the hive mind. She was stuck as a Galactic Grunt physically, and, to some degree, emotionally and possibly in other ways.

    The surgery went well, and just as Briar woke up in the outpatient department of Canalave , she and Milly were accosted by a reclamation squad led by a furious Neptune, Who sent out her Bronzong to, as he put it, "get 2 Grunts for the price of 1!" Milly and Chatot battled well, but, after Chatot's Heat Wave burnt Bronzong, Neptune ordered a Gyro Ball on Briar, and Milly sacrificed herself to block it. Chatot was taken out permanently by Neptune's Golbat. Briar, in a fog of remembering her name during the chaos, found Misdreavus bumping a package on her lap. Clumsily opening it while the Grunts closed in on her, it held a Dusk Stone, which Misdreavus immediately used. Now a Mismagius and thoroughly angered at all the usage, suffering and harm she and her partner had been forced to endure and do, she cast a powerful, unbreakable curse on Neptune, which caused her to order her grunts to throw her our the window, into the nearby water, and she was forced to drown. The Grunts were captured and, using Milly's research, other neurosurgeons, cybernetics experts, and surgeons have since found a way to completely reverse Galactic Grunt "recruitment"...but Briar was stuck as one due to her being the prototype case.

    Briar was eyed as a freak afterward, especially after Team Galactic's fall, but she could hardly muster the emotion to care. She walked out of therapy, refused to consult more doctors and surgeons about her condition, and would have become a full sociopath if her Mismagius didn't have the bright idea to use its powers to begin acting as a therapist Briar could trust, and after helping Briar to smile in a happy way and emote for the first time in 3 years, Briar went back into energy research, returning to her studies of the New Moon-Full Moon energy flow interaction, suffering in science, but learning to feel and show positive emotion again with her partner, whom she finally named...Thera.

    Briar did her research for a while, but began running out of funds and needed some quick cash. So when the Wildiron called, it not only was a chance for some quick cash, but for Thera and her to show off their unique bond's properties, and how those translated to battle situations. So she boarded a(provided) boat and headed for the Wildiron, hoping this would get Briar the quick funds she needed to pay her bills...

    ~

    Pokemon Partner

    Name
    : -Thera
    Species: Mismagius
    Gender: -Female
    Appearance: -Thera has a single green jewel in the center of her "necklace".
    Personality: -While Thera is normally very kind and seemingly has the patience of a saint, she will protect her trainer at all costs, and puts this level of passion into her being her partner's therapist. She has a temper, however, and when severely pissed off, will hex, curse and jinx the target of her wrath to no end. She abhors trickery, seeing it as immature. She is a surprisingly good cook for a Pokémon
    History: -Thera originally was obtained as a Misdreavus as a birthday gift to Briar by her best friend Milly while they were kids, since Milly's Chatot made Briar jealous. For years the Misdreavus had no name, and they trained together, with Briar and her partner being especially proud of learning and perfecting Shadow Ball.

    On the day of Briar's abduction, Misdreavus pretended to be brainwashed, but her willingness to do anything for Briar led her to pretend to be under Team Galactic's control for 2 years, doing whatever they and Briar commanded, no matter how angering or despicable it was...and when Briar was freed, Milly brought Misdreavus a Dusk Stone as a gift just before her and Chatot's deaths. Upon her booping the stone and evolving, she used her power boost to ensure her partner's freedom, though the acts of that day haunt her still.

    She eventually became more than a battling partner, assuming the role of therapist, body, mind and soul guard, and cook for her friend, who finally named her Thera during a session.
    Move Set: -What four moves does your Pokemon know-
    Shadow Ball
    Pain Split
    Dazzling Gleam
    Nasty Plot

    Other:

    Briar is more machine than woman, biologically speaking. She is secretly developing a burning desire to begin looking in to ways to restore her old appearance, with bunchy blue hair, blue eyes, and tanned skin. She believes the energy of the Sea Crown, and her people's crystal necklaces and bracelets, can restore her to that form.

    Thera can curse, hex and jinx other life forms, but can also bless, give happiness and/or luck to or make others happy via incantations, depending on her emotional polarization, tending to use more powerful effects while raging or jubilant. She also wants to know why her necklace has a green centerpiece.

    Writing Sample:
    Dr. Briar Botchik stood at the bow of the boat, unblinkingly staring at the waters in front of her. The rhythm of the waves and the purr of the engines were mundane sources of energy, to her at least. Thera then appeared above deck, and, with an incantation, reminded her partner and patient that this upcoming job was a happy occasion. Battling meant more Pokémon, and with that, more energy. As the boat began to dock, Briar began to smile, but quickly stopped upon the whistle to go ashore to the Wildiron Island Pokémon Reasearch Facility, clipping her badge to her trenchcoat as she walked off to this temporary research job, with Thera following her..

    A woman who looked to be a Clerk-ish type was waiting for her at the dock. "Dr. Botchik? I'm Pollyanna, and I welcome you to the Island! If you'll follow me, we need to get you through processing. Right this way~" This woman was faking a cheery tone, Dr. Botchik thought. Must hate something about here. They entered a white building, with the words "Welcome Center" on a brass placard, on the front. "If you'll just follow meeee, we'll get this over with..." Pollyanna brought brought her to a side door that led to...a doctor's office? Uggg...I hope that they aren't going to give me a physical...

    To her relief, the physician's assistant(a chubby man named Felix) had been briefed on her situation, and kept it quick. The nurse who looked over Thera found her in excellent condition, and was fascinated by her green jewel, leading to Thera giving her good luck, which saved the nurse from a falling bookcase in the hall.. Briar's trenchcoat was then searched rather meticulously for contraband, with the guard coming up with none...but the idea of Thera's partner being considered capable of trickery resulted in him developing a case of extreme fatigue and soreness, like he'd lifted a great many weights by opening the trenchcoat's pockets.

    Pollyanna returned, and ushered Briar out a door in the direction of the Battle Division. Briar walked by, but not before seeing a Absol on the roof behind them...
     
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2018 at 11:49 AM
  10. Skillfulness

    Skillfulness Well-Known Member

    Gamzee Makara: Interesting character so far, I also learned a new word reading through her history, reservation secured!
     
  11. Gamzee Makara

    Gamzee Makara The Bard of Rage

    Anything I should add?
     
  12. Skillfulness

    Skillfulness Well-Known Member

    I would suggest a few things. The Appearance and Personality section could use a bit more, check out Samayouru and Hydrangea's progress for an idea of the detail I'm looking for. The History section isn't bad, but I would like to know more about how she became a Doctor and why she would be volunteering to participate in research when she herself is a scientist. Regarding Thea we will have to discuss her limits on curses and blessings, can't have her being too powerful. I'll be a bit busy this weekend so I'll check things out when I get the time.
     
  13. Gamzee Makara

    Gamzee Makara The Bard of Rage

    Do I need to describe, in Appearance, A Team Galactic Uniform(I can easily flesh out the trenchcoat)? And the sparseness in the personality is thematically relevant to her being a "shell" of a person...with the "flesh" you'd expect from a personality replaced and streamlined like a "machine/drone"...it was intentional, like the pun in her last name.

    I can easily fix history.

    A limit on Thera? I'm thinking only in times of emotional extremes(rage or bliss) would she be able to access those powers, like the moment when she evolved in the History section.
     
  14. Skillfulness

    Skillfulness Well-Known Member

    Wonderful additions! Sorry I wasn't able to answer anything til now, but I feel like you have her fleshed out enough now that I can say accepted. I totally didn't notice the pun in her last name until now and I love it!
     

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