Kei Posted September 8, 2009 Share Posted September 8, 2009 [color=darkblue][size=1] The only sound in the room was the drumming of fingers on the oak table as Morty sat back in his chair, contemplating. [b]"How long ago were they spotted?"[/b] [b]"About 12 hours, sir,"[/b] responded the young scout, the sheen on his face belying more than the heat outside. [b]"One of the Shuppet drew our attention to the area. We confirmed and came to report immediately."[/b] [b]"Rate of progression?"[/b] [b]"Double-time."[/b] [b]"How large are their numbers?"[/b] [b]"At least two full companies, sir."[/b] [b]"So. They want to run me down before the war even starts."[/b] A creak from the scout's boot on the floor met his words and Morty looked at the young man. His fists and jaw were clenched tightly, more sweat started to form on his brow, his eyes darted subtly to the side now and again, the obvious thought going through his head: there was going to be fighting, people were going to die and one of those people could possibly be him. How many more would be like him once he informed the rest of the troops, Morty wondered to himself. A lot, more than likely. Both young and old were mixed in the ranks that had been quickly formed in Ecruteak to defend against the very thing headed their way. Different levels of experience, different perspectives...and every one of them had something to lose, no matter how small it may be. There would be a lot of uneasy minds in the crowd once the news hit, but it came with the territory. War is an unsettling beast. [b]"Be strong."[/b] [b]"Sir?"[/b] [b]"Be strong. For yourself, your family and the people that will be counting on you to survive,"[/b] Morty said, standing and looking him in the eye. [b]"We're all in this together now."[/b] [b]"Sir,"[/b] the young man said after a hesitant moment, giving a sharp salute. [b]"Dismissed."[/b] As the scout left the office, Morty stood and turned to his window, pulling the slatted blinds up to look over the city proper. He knew it wouldn't be long before he and his own troops would be fighting for their lives—and their freedom—on those very streets. Actual combat was the last thing he wanted, but there wasn't a choice anymore. The League wouldn't listen to reason: their way was the new way—the only way. So time for lines in the sand had come and the League was putting the first foot across. [b]"We're all in this together,"[/b] Morty murmured to himself. [b]"Either we'll all rise or we'll all fall."[/b] He looked to the Pokéballs lining his belt and thought all the times he and his Pokémon had been tested before and knew that none of them compared to the battle they were about to face. [b]"...Ho-oh protect us,"[/b] he said, and turned to rally his men. [center]---[/center] [b][center]The League[/center][/b] [b]Surge[/b] — Vermillion City: Military veteran; brash and efficient. [b]Sabrina[/b] — Saffron City: Head research scientist; cold, calculating and extremely terse [b]Blaine[/b] — Cinnabar Island: Scientist; incendiary specialist; scatterbrained and seemingly unstable [b]Falkner[/b] —Violet City: Tactical strike unit leader; cruel, arrogant and narcissistic [b]Bugsy[/b] — Azalea Town: Head tactician; soft-spoken, determined and thorough [b]Jasmine[/b] — Olivine City: Support; skittish and timid; willing to help anyone [b][center]League Protesters[/b][/center] [b]Morty[/b] — Ecruteak City: Opposition leader; strong, loyal, faithful, charismatic; thinks in terms of damage control [b]Flint[/b] — Pewter City: Second in command; eye for detail; wise and likes to think three moves ahead [b]Misty[/b] — Cerulean City: Financial backer; steadfast and popular; very famous in the Kanto and Johto regions [b]Claire[/b] — Blackthorn City: Strike team leader; brash and easy to rile; doesn't consider a job done unless the enemy is routed [b][center]Neutral Parties[/b][/center] [b]Erika[/b] — Celadon City [b]Pryce[/b] — Mahogany Town [b]Chuck[/b] — Cianwood City [b]Janine[/b] — Fuchsia City [b]Whitney[/b] — Goldenrod City [center]---[/center] [b][center]Sign-up Sheet[/center][/b] [b]Name:[/b] [b]Age: [/b] (Note: Individuals must be at least 17 to be considered by recruiting agents.) [b]Gender:[/b] [b]Appearance:[/b] Either description or image will suffice. [b]Allegiance:[/b] [League sympathizer/protester] [INDENT] [b]The League:[/b] An organization of Leaders and members of the Elite who have stepped in and formed their own government in the sudden absence of the Champion. They have set forth strict rules and regulations that completely replace the former system of leadership and emphasize a solid regiment of uniformity. Everyone works toward the common goal of prosperity.[/INDENT] [LIST] [*][b]Sympathizer:[/b] You believe the continent needs order, and you believe the League can bring that order. But order must be enforced, and intelligent creatures or not, Pokémon are tools to further that end. Those who disagree merely need some ... convincing. [*] [b]Protester[/b]: You believe the League's actions are nothing short of an overt seizure of power and must be resisted. But individuals cannot stand against a unified whole, so you look to those already leading the way and join them. Sometimes force can only be opposed with force. [/LIST] NOTE: Although sign-ups for League will be accepted, protesters are preferred. Any League sign-ups must be approved by the creators, and the judging criteria are totally subjective. No League slots are guaranteed; all who wish to submit a League sheet are encouraged to have a protester variant sheet as back-up. [b]Status:[/b] [Gym member/freelance recruit/mercenary] [LIST] [*][b]Gym Member:[/b] Specify under which leader your character is and how long they have been with that gym. Gym members are more likely to have early leadership roles. [*] [b]Freelance recruit:[/b] Specify which leader recruited the character. Recruits will not usually start out in high positions, but their versatility may make them more valuable over time, depending. [*] [b] Mercenary:[/b] League sympathizers only. Specify which leader hired the character, and remember: money is a flimsy allegiance at times. Some mercenaries live and die by the contract, some sell to the highest bidder. [/LIST] [b]Bio:[/b] Brief summary of character’s history. Don’t want the life story, just the important bits. How they started, influences, goals, defining moments, etc. [b]Personality:[/b] Same: brief. Don’t give us the entire rigamarole up front. Give your person room to develop. [b]Primary Pokemon:[/b] These are your main boys. Your A-team, your go-getters. Battle experience and prowess should vary among them (no critters are trained equally), and some minor weaknesses are encouraged. Gym members will probably have a list skewed slightly towards the type of gym they fight under, while recruited trainers will likely have a more diverse set. Lists composed solely of overpowered Eevee evolutions, or similar broken sets, will be summarily refused. [center]---[/center] Keep in mind, this is intended to be a story-driven game. Battles and fighting will play a large part, but they will not be the entirety of the game. Characters with more inexperience and room to grow and become valuable of their own accord will probably be more fun to play than characters who are locked into a certain avenue and whose value is already predetermined, and will be looked upon more favorably in many instances. Build your characters with that in mind. The backstage will be up in due time. Until then. ;3[/color][/size] Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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