View Full Version : [SU] Shadow of the Dunsparce

11-26-2010, 12:02 AM
Welcome aboard.

Donít look up. Itís like... looking makes it come. Like it knows itís expected. Just donít look up Ė you donít need to. Youíll know if itís there. Everything goes dark. Pirates, thieves, gypsies, nomads, whatever they call themselves, the people on that ship, theyíll come down and take your pokemon. Theyíre worse than Team Rocket Ė hell, they probably own Team Rocket by now. By the time you see the shadow, itíll be too late. Call the cops, but it wonít do you much good. Theyíll be just as scared as you. Fend them off if you dare. If you can. But once you start a battle you canít stop. No forfeits. Win or lose in a fight for your own pokemon. Theyíre everywhere, nowadays, those ships, all working against each other, competing for favors with any crime syndicate who will purchase their plunder. And theyíre doing a damn good job. Theyíve got these sails like long balloons, like old zeppelins, but the ship underneath is all technology. Long and thin and narrow, with elegant fins. Veins of energy shining saffron at night. Moving silent as a ghost. And of course that unmistakable shadow. The one you want to watch out for, though, is the small one. The one with the cloud-white sails and the sun-gold keel, home to pirates unmatched, pokemon unrivaled. That skyshipís shadow creeps along the ground, devouring cars, streets, skyscrapers, drawing screams up from the well of every city. If you see that great shadow sliding, you run. Run as fast as you can. You donít want to be caught beneath the shadow of the Dunsparce.

Lately, though, winds havenít been fair for the Dunsparce. Trainers are getting smarter. Their pokemon are getting stronger. And Team Rocket, pride bruised, is driving a harder bargain than ever. With the late Captainís death, the crew dissolved into prison or hiding under the focused efforts of their enemies, and the ship's been grounded.

We thought the worst was over.

That is, till the Dunsparce disappeared. We hear rumors of white sails once more on the horizonÖ

In the air
You are a pirate aboard the revived Dunsparce. Your mission: to collect powerful, rare, or otherwise special pokemon to barter for your cost of living. Picking strong pokemon off of weak trainers is the easiest way to earn your bread. But whereís the fun in that? Befriend or beware your sassy cohorts, and of course your pokemon partner will be your constant companion. May the wind fill your sails!

On the ground
You are a trainer on your chosen quest. Your mission: to stop the scourge of the skies once and for all, and protect your pokemon team. Whatís your vendetta? And why? Whatever it may be, the Dunsparce has insulted you deeply and you are bent on revenge or justice. May luck, skill, and victory be yours!

Behind the Curtain
You are a Rocket agent working behind the scenes. While these pretenders are playing pirate youíre doing real crimes, but theyíre stealing all your thunder Ė and selling it back! Itís time someone put them in their place and end this nonsense. May you win back your pride once and for all!

These are only examples. Create your own scenario, if you prefer.

- Follow all PE2K rules.
- No godmodding, bunnying without permission, trolling, etc. In other words, play nice.
- I reserve the right to accept, reserve, or decline anyone at any time, for any reason, within reason.
-Violence, romance, and swearing are fine. Just use good judgement. You can get the same idea across without anything too extreme.
- This will be a very literate RP! No exceptions! Proper spelling and grammar and syntax and all that stuff are absolutely required. Keep in the correct tense and point of view. Iíll judge your skill by your sign up. Disclaimer: I am not afraid to decline you based on the apparent quality of your sign up. Another disclaimer: I donít hate you and Iím not really that mean I promise!!!!
- Try to post at least once a week, with at least two good paragraphs per post. (Longer is encouraged!) But this is just a guideline. Even if your post is only two words long, try for two paragraphs of substance.
- If you need a break, let me know in the discussion thread.
- No legendaries or dittos, and no Isshu pokemon because I havenít played BW yet! And please donít create your own pokemon Ė that includes shinies. If your pokemon is shiny, it will be shiny the way Nintendo intended it to be.
- You may have control of three characters.
- Enjoy your writing! Write what you want, play with style, character, plot, whatever. Do something different or something beyond your comfort zone. It's more fun that way. Just don't be an idiot is all I'm asking.
- Write ďairborne absolĒ somewhere in your sign up so I know you read these rules.

NOTE: As GM I find it only makes sense that my character is Captain of the Dunsparce, but sheíll need a Lieutenant! The Captain and Lieutenant MAY have more interaction with each other, not sure yet Ė although they donít necessarily have to be compatible. ;) If youíre not Captain or Lieutenant, your title will be Sailor.

ANOTHER NOTE: This is a wicked flash on deviantart if you want to make a visual of your character. Just be sure to give credit where credit is due. http://hapuriainen.deviantart.com/art/Pokemon-trainer-dress-up-125433419

FINAL NOTE: The Dunsparce makes berth at Mt. Silver, so weíll be starting in Johto, but it can go pretty much everywhere because it FLIES.

Character Sheet:

Name: [First name required, last name optional.]

Gender: [Yup.]

Age: [17+]

Alignment: [Pirate: Captain, Lieutenant (first come first serve), or Sailor)
Trainer: or Breeder, Coordinator, Gym Leader, etc.
Rocket: Executive, Grunt, Scientist, etc.]

Appearance: [1-2 paragraphs min, pic optional. Describe skin, hair, eyes, height, weight, clothing/uniform, scars, tattoos, piercings, or anything else we might need to know to picture your character.]

Personality and Background: [1 paragraph min. Iím more interested in how your character develops throughout the course of the story, so you donít have to know everything right now. Just be sure you know it at some point!]

Pokemon: [Pirates: two max.
Trainers: 6 max.
Rockets: 3 max.]

Other: [Anything else?]

EDIT 11-26-2010: Pirates may now have two pokemon
EDIT 12-06-2010: Everyone may have three characters under their control, with each one preferably being from a different side. Hypothetically, you could have one of each.

Tranland as Dunsparce Captain Blaise Pascal
Doodlebop as Pokemon Trainer Aaron Raldin, Dunsparce Lieutenant Harley Devereaux, and Rocket Executive Alexandra Morrin
Windchaser as Dunsparce Sailor Isaac Sheng
Gentle Manne as Pokemon Trainer Sienna

Gentle Manne


Role Play Thread (coming soon!)
Discussion Thread (http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/forum/showthread.php?t=109849)
Sign Up Thread (http://www.pokemonelite2000.com/forum/showthread.php?t=109848)

11-26-2010, 12:03 AM
Here's mine! Ugh. I hate sign ups.

Name: Blaise Pascal (after the mathematician; no relation)

Gender: Female

Age: 17

Alignment: Pirate, Captain of the Dunsparce

Image attributed to the Pokemon Trainer Dress-Up by Hapuriainen (and later photoshopped by yours truly)


Blaise wears an eye patch. She doesn’t find it ironic at all – just a matter of circumstance. Her right eye was severely injured by an overzealous trainer last year, so in order to protect the tender spot and spare society from the ghastly sight, Blaise wears an eye patch. One end of the vertical scar can still be seen slicing up through her eyebrow.

Blaise’s skin is dark, tawny, browned by the sun, and her hair is red and cropped short, and sticks out in all directions like fire in the wind. Heavy black eyeliner rings her visible eye, which is angular and shines gold. It gives her sharp face a mysterious quality. Her teeth gleam a brilliant white.

A pair of black-and-white trainers are on her feet and on her hands a pair of black riding gloves. She wears a gray-and-white striped midriff top above army-green capris, brazenly baring her toned middle. A black Dunsparce in a tribal design is tattooed elegantly over her navel. Her body is long and lithe.

Personality and Background: Blaise is a spunky type of girl who grew up in the sky, one of the many orphans born into the pirate trade. She is a leader and a mischief-maker by nature, and hopping parentless from ship to ship as a child only fostered her independent spirit. Her temper is quick to flare and quick to recede. Her tongue is so sharp that people don’t notice they’ve been cut until they’re bleeding seconds later. Her incurable sass is usually good natured.

She had heard only rumors of the Dunsparce during her childhood, and seen it once or twice, arguably the leader of flying ships in the pokemon black market. After spending a few dreary years on the ground, dabbling in Team Rocket dealings and common thievery, Blaise leapt at the opportunity to return to the clouds when the old crew disbanded. When the Dunsparce was grounded she took matters into her own hands, gathering up her own motley crew, eager to return to the clouds. The tattoo on her belly was her oath.

Pokemon: Taillow♂ named Rush, Arcanine♂ named Hermes

Other: Blaise is sometimes struck with headaches and dizzy spells on account of her old injury.

11-26-2010, 01:07 PM
Reserve me for your Lieutenant and as a trainer SU should be up soon.

11-27-2010, 06:49 AM
Reserve me for your Lieutenant and as a trainer SU should be up soon.


11-28-2010, 07:18 PM
Hey, tran! Great Roleplay again.

Oh, shoot, I wanted the Lieutenant! Ah, well. I'll be signing up as soon as I figure out which combo of charrie types I want...

11-28-2010, 11:25 PM
Hello, Doodle! It's okay. Our characters will still hang out. Or you and Falcon can duke it out. :)

11-30-2010, 01:01 AM
No, it's fine, haha. Here's a SU:

Name: Aaron Raldin

Gender: Male

Age: 17

Alignment: Trainer

Appearance: Aaron is small and scrawny. He's around five feet four inches, and painfully skinny (simply because he doesn't eat very much). He has had light brown hair with bangs that are constantly getting in his gray eyes. His skin is pale. Though he's not tall, he seems rather leggy, and is constantly slouching. His face is rather pointed. Despite his size, though, Aaron is not usually mistaken for being younger than he really is- his attitude clearly communicates that he's older than he looks. Overall, he'd be rather unremarkable, but he has a unfortunate amount of burns scars around his body- practically head to foot, he's charred black. Only patches of skin- most notably the right side of his face and hands- is spared. He wears long-sleeved shirts and jeans to keep it from being obvious, and lets his hair hide his face. His typical attire is a green hoodie and blue jeans, with shoes that are constantly coming untied and a brown duffle bag. He almost always wears this attire, unless it becomes unbearably hot.
Personality and Background: Aaron is quiet and introverted, and tends to stay out of the way of most people. Most people think this is because he's shy, but he's not. He simply doesn't want to bother with talking with people- he's too impatient for silly things like that. When people do for some reason talk to him, they discover he's got quite the tongue in his mouth. He's rather rude and prickly, and his impatience to hear people out doesn't help matters. It isn't strictly because he's trying to be mean, it's simply the way things come out for him. Of course, that doesn't change that what he says is often offending. And the fact that some people are ready to get violent. But he's small, but he has a fiery temper and is prepared to fight back. Hence the fact that he often has bruises along with his burns- the boy has no common sense about who to get into fights with.

Aaron has a drive that can't be beat, and if he wants something, he's going to get it. This single-minded determination has landed him in more than a few spots of bother. He doesn't care about this, though- his sense of self-preservation tends to go flying out the window during these moments where he wants something, whether it be something monumental (like world peace) or something smaller (like the last cookie on the pan). He also dislikes being dependent on other people or things, and only fully trusts his Pokemon.

Aaron keeps his past secret, and when asked about his burns, the response is usually 'shove off'. No one knows why he keeps his past so private, and all they can guess is that it's his usual prickliness.
Aaron resented the pirates his entire life for the control, direct or not, they exercise over his life. The idea of them taking his Pokemon also makes his blood boil, so naturally he went out on his self-appointed quest to make the scourge of the skies vanish once and for all.
Pokemon: Coal- Male Absol- Is Aaron's constant companion.
Cosset- Female Kangaskhan- Unable to have her own young, so considers Aaron her own, and very protective and nurturing. Harm Aaron while she's around, and prepare yourself for instant doom.
Dune-Male Flygon- Somewhat flighty and scatterbrained. Rather unpredictable.
Bone- Male Marowak- Calm and levelheaded. Very intelligent.
Other: Airborne absol. Also, Aaron has an intense fear of fire and fire Pokemon. His lungs are rather weak. Has the unusual talent of fitting himself of bizarrely small spaces, much smaller spaces then he should be able to.

Will post another later. Um, I can post the past as well, if you want, but I thought it would be interesting if it was all mysterious. xD

11-30-2010, 01:26 AM
Doodlebop's Aaron: accepted! And you know I don't care about background, hahaha.

12-02-2010, 01:26 AM
Hey, tranland! Guess who finished the NaNoWriMo...

Be back with a character in a bit. Strange, but I was just thinking about pirates...

12-02-2010, 02:57 AM
Yeah, that's what I figured, but I wasn't sure.

Oh, I finished NaNoWriMo too! Sweet.

I need to decide. Pirate or Rocket? I'm leaning on Rocket....

12-02-2010, 05:13 PM
Well, I liked your Alex from the Institute. But I messaged Falcon and haven't gotten a response so that lieutenant position may be open. Falcon? Helloooo?????

EDIT: Heyyy Windchaser! Didn't even see you there on my tiny phone screen. Reserved. And congrats to both of you! Guess who never really started? Hah...

Gentle Manne
12-02-2010, 10:24 PM
Quite interesting. I like it!

Reserve me as well?

12-03-2010, 01:57 AM
Reserved Gentle Manne! Good to see you again.

So this is basically The Institute.

12-03-2010, 04:07 PM
Hmm, that's strange. If he doesn't show up for a while, I'll make a Lieutenant, but if he does, I'll go ahead and make a Rocket. Maybe I'll remake Alex- she was fun to play as.

I know. I was like 'hey, the gang's all here!' Now we just have to get the rest on over... xD

But I'll stop spamming now. Next time I post, I'll actually have a character, I swear! ^^'

12-04-2010, 01:13 AM
Cool. I'd like to open sometime this weekend, so if everybody could get their signups in that would be super awesome.

12-04-2010, 01:40 AM
The old Institute crowd broke out, eh?

Blargh, despise making SUs with a fiery passion...

Name: Isaac Sheng

Gender: Male

Age: 18

Alignment: Pirate, Sailor

Appearance: Standing a bit tall, perhaps six feet and some inches, Isaac Sheng is rather bland. His features are almost instantly forgettable; with a typical Asian face and mousy black hair, Isaac is not one to stand out in a crowd. His face is a bit pinched, one hand is always scratching his head, quizzically, and he stands as if lopsided, looking like a perpetual question mark next to the sleek exclamations of his other crew mates. His clothing tends to veer towards the conservative, and he is nearsighted, so he wears glasses. In an effort to appear slightly more like a pirate, Isaac has recently taken to wearing a bandanna, as well.

Personality and Background: Isaac is lazy. That is the first thing anyone will learn about him; he spends more effort trying to not do hard work than the work itself requires. This general avoidance of actual labor has given him a kind of extrasensory perception for trouble, and the moment he catches so much as a whiff of responsibility coming his way, he will go off sprinting in the other direction. That is to say, the few times people do catch Isaac and force a promise of work out of him, he will do it, albeit with much groaning and deliberation; the end result, though, will undoubtedly be a satisfactory one. Isaac has no qualms with authority, in this respect; he just avoids work on general principles. Isaac could be compared to a falling leaf; the winds buffet it to and fro, it might take a while to fall, and sometimes it'll meander and twist and even go backwards, but, in the end, it will still touch the ground.

He does have some merit, though. Isaac can trick, con, and cheat his way out of almost anything (i.e. hard work), and has become somewhat of the residential grifter of the Dunsparce. Isaac has conned his way across Johto, and, while he has a tendency to steal from the rich, it's only because they have more money to take and the poor aren't worth the trouble. Hired for an odd job by the Dunsparce, Isaac has stuck with them ever since, for no better reason than that it would require more effort to leave than to stay.

Pop- Drifblim M

Other: Nothing really, for now...except airborne Absols.

12-04-2010, 01:54 AM
Windchaser's Isaac: accepted! Asian pride.

Gentle Manne
12-04-2010, 03:11 AM
Name: Sienna

Gender: Female

Age: 19

Alignment: Pokemon Trainer

Appearance: http://www.iaza.com/work/101205C/iaza18175995491600.png

As the picture suggests, Sienna has a liking for black and red. She wears a sleeveless, thin red vest-like shirt with a plain black t-shirt underneath, along with thin black pants. On her feet are red and black running shoes. She also wears a red beret with a pokeball symbol on the side (It's also rather too big for her head). Around her waist is a small bag in which she carries supplies - Potions, Antidotes, Pokeballs, etc.

Sienna's skin is dark and rather smooth while her hair is black, droopy, and not very well taken care of. It drops down to about shoulder length and usually gets in her eyes at the worst times. She is rather nearsighted, so she wears glasses. Her eyes are dull and gray colored. The girl's body is of average build.

Personality and Background:
Being angry isn't something you'll see her doing openly, usually letting out her emotions in private with the support of her Pokemon(The best they can, anyways). Otherwise, she is rather motherly to those close to her, helping them out to the best of her ability. That isn't the best of qualities most of the time, however, since it ties into one of her big flaws. She has a problem of easily trusting people and getting quite disappointed when they betray her in some way.

Although her pokemon are more than in good shape for battle, she really hasn't battled her pokemon in awhile, since she's finding it rather repetitious. For right now, she only travels, only getting into battles if she has to.

Raichu - Male
Walrein - Female
Sharpedo - Male
Venusaur - Female
Shiny Charizard - Male
Feraligatr - Male

Other: My plane was attacked by airborne Absols. **** was scary.

Name: Zeppelin

Gender: Male

Age: 47

Alignment: Rocket Executive

Appearance: Zeppelin's very tall and has a masculine build, standing at about 6'2". He has narrow gray eyes that are like two pieces of steel, which seem to watch everything that goes on around him. His straight, dark-colored hair is neck-length and is worn in a bizarre style. His wardrobe is normal, but mostly consists of a blue and gray rocket executive outfit. His skin is rather pale, but he doesn't think much of it.

Personality and Background:
Scizor - Male
Heracross - Male

Other: Both of his pokemon are usually out of their pokeballs and at his side. Also, airborne Absols.

12-06-2010, 04:04 AM
Gentle Manne's Sienna: accepted!

12-07-2010, 11:33 PM
Tran gave me the go-ahead to make a Lieutenant, sooo here we go.

Name: Harley Devereaux

Gender: Male

Age: 19

Alignment: Pirate Lieutenant

Appearance: Harley is tall and almost catlike in movement. He's roughly five feet eleven inches He has whitish-blond hair and pale skin, with sharp blue eyes and delicate features. He has an aristocratic air, and he's always straight-backed, with chin slightly up. He has a slender figure, and is not muscular. He has excellent teeth. A small white scar runs across his left cheek. He keeps his hair tied back in a ponytail- his hair is actually quite long, about waist length... It's not entirely uncommon for him to be mistaken as a girl from the back. He's very quick to correct you, however.

Harley tends to dress formally. Normal attire is a light blue frock coat and a white button-up shirt beneath it, and brown trousers. He also wears tall brown boots with buckles across the ankle, middle, and top of the boot (they make him seem slightly taller than he really is). A red bandana is tied around his head, and he wears small gold earrings. Oddly enough, he never seems silly- it only aids to his refined air.
Personality and Background: Harley is calm and collected, and seems to be aloof and and somewhat above it all. He is clearly used to giving orders, and anyone who dares to question his authority is met only with a disdainful stare- if Harley deems it worth his time to notice them at all, however. He may seem like he is unflappable, but in reality, he's actually easily irritated. Occasionally, his haughty manner will break with a short burst of anger, which rarely lasts very long. But afterward, he's rather morose and temperamental, and tends to keep away from everyone else. He's usually quietly predicting tragedies, which he also prepares for. The only time he's somewhat cheerful, or at least pleased with himself, is when his predictions come true. He is very intelligent, however, and nimble-minded, usually able to think of solutions to problems at the drop of a hat.

Why exactly Harley resides on the Dunsparce when his manner clearly communicates that he's from some form of high birth is unclear. He certainly keeps it to himself. All anyone knows is that he came aboard the Dunsparce at age 17, and swiftly climbed the ranks to Lieutenant. It's apparent that he has his eye on the spot of captain, however- Harley aims high.
Pokemon: Zenas- Staraptor, male. Sits on Harley's shoulder and generally scares people with it's intimidating glower.
Shishkina- Espeon, Female. Tends to prowl the ship and observe the going ons. Whenever she sees troublemakers, Harley seems to know about it.
Other: While nimble in mind, he is also nimble physically. And fast. Generally good at escaping (which comes in handy when you're a pirate). And airborne absols.

Could've been better, but ehhh.

12-08-2010, 12:10 AM
Doodlebop's Harley: accepted!

So. We have three pirates and two trainers, with Gentle Manne's Rocket waiting in the wings. A little (dun)sparse, but we can make it work. As the RP progresses I might make another character as I become more familiar with the story. Probably a Rocket. But this looks like all we're gonna get, so I've changed the rules to allow three characters, one of each. And thanks to Doodlebop for stepping up to be first mate. If you still want that Rocket, Doodle, feel free.

12-08-2010, 06:46 PM
Since we need another rocket...

Name: Alexandra Morrin

Gender: Female

Age: 25

Alignment: Rocket Executive

Appearance: Alexandra is slender and not very tall, at just barely 5 feet and 3 inches. She has thick black hair that falls to her waist, and has short bangs that brush her black eyebrows. Her skin is rather pale, and she has sharp black eyes that are constantly analyzing everything around her. She's very petite, and her arms are very thin. Her face is long and thin, and she has high cheekbones. She's not muscular at all.

Alexandra dresses in a black pantsuit with a white coat that falls to the ground over it. White boots peek out from underneath her pants, and the Team Rocket 'R' on the upper left corner of her jacket. Her only jewelry is silver stud earrings, and a matching necklace.
Personality and Background: Alexandra, while not unfriendly, is not exactly friendly, either. She's very businesslike, and probably the best act of friendship you'll get from her is a wintry smile. She isn't needlessly cruel, unlike some of her colleagues, but not above a bit of arm twisting to get what she wants. Her true emotions are unreadable, as she's good at keeping her face cryptic, as well as her voice. Occasionally, she'll take a liking to someone, be that blessing or curse, and will be inclined to keep that person under her watchful eye. She's wary, and is always on the look out for potential enemies. When she finds one, she keeps them close- she's a firm believer in the saying 'keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.' She's somewhat prideful, and vanity is one of her biggest foibles.

She joined the Rockets at age 18, and her life is something of a mystery before that. She's certainly not telling anybody. She was noticed for her leadership techniques and given a promotion around age 20. She resents the Dunsparce for destroying the Rocket's reputation, and she's ready to get it back.
Pokemon: Larly, Female Mawile- Smug and tricky, and enjoys causing trouble.
Doyenne, Nidoqueen- If not particularly intelligent, definitely strong and loyal to Alexandra.
Kadabra- Intelligent and quiet. Has the sense of humor of a brick.
Other: Has a smoking problem. Left handed. And WHOA, THAT ABSOL'S AIRBORNE. *ducks as it flies overhead*

12-09-2010, 03:44 AM
Ooh, hello again, Alexandra. Accepted. Makes me want to make a Vesper... tempting...

I was about ready to open in the next couple of days, folks, and I had the first post all written out -- but unfortunately my laptop was STOLEN this afternoon, so that, among about a zillion other opuses, will have to be rewritten. Stick around and thanks for your patience!