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Scourge of Amaranth
05-19-2007, 04:51 AM
I'd like to see how many people would be interested in this idea. I have another site I might make the final RP on... there are ten people willing to join there. Of course, they got a bit of a bigger scoop of the plot...

Far across the legendary Seas of Suremus lies troves of treasure and the Scrolls of Aare. One man, Hakim Kiya, along with his companion, a Lucario by the name of Qafal, is searching for these Scrolls and treasures for reasons unknown. He is hiring a crew of able-bodied sea-men and their Poke'mon, hoping to reach these items and claim them.

That's the gist of the plot- I can't really say more than that without completely ruining the story. Rest assured, though, there will be plenty of action, for seamonsters, to pirates, and rival treasure hunters. It'll be a more of a medieval RP... but not quite medieval. It's an alternate universe, so I won't be too specific with the time period- it's before guns and Pokeballs, at least. Each person has a maximum of two Pokemon because it's set before Pokeballs were invented.

I realize the poem below happens to look like a prophecy... *winces* Don't worry- it's not. The character I have planned for myself in this happens to dabble in poetry- he will recite it at some point in the RP, and he supposedly wrote it.



There is a mine for silver
and a place where gold is
refined.

Iron is taken from the Earth
and copper is smelted from ore.

Arceus puts an end to the darkness;
He searches the farthest recesses
for ore in the blackest darkness.

Far from where people dwell He cuts a
shaft,
in places forgotten by the foot of
man;
far from men He dangles and sways.

The Earth, from which food comes,
is transformed below as by Fire;
sapphires come from Its rocks,
and Its dust contains nuggets of
gold.

No bird of prey knows that hidden
Path,
no Skarmory’s eye has seen It.

Proud beasts do not set foot on It,
and no Luxray prowls there.

Arceus’s hand assaults the flinty rock
and lays bare the roots of the
mountains.

He tunnels through the rock;
His eyes see all Its treasures.

He searches the sources of the rivers
and brings hidden things to light.

But where can the Scrolls of Aare be found?
Where do They dwell?

Man does not comprehend Their worth;
They cannot be found in the land of
the living.

The deep says, ‘They are not in me’;
The sea says, ‘They are not with me’.

They cannot be bought with the finest
gold,
nor can Their price be weighed in
silver.

They cannot be bought with the gold of
Ophir,
with precious onyx or sapphires.

Neither gold nor crystal can compare
with Them,
nor can They be had for jewels of
gold.

Coral and jasper are not worthy of
mention;
the price of Wisdom is beyond rubies.

The topaz of Cush cannot compare
with Them;
Understanding cannot be bought with pure gold.

Where then does Wisdom come from?
Where does Understanding dwell?

They are hidden from the eyes of every
living thing,
concealed even from the Pokémon of
the air.

Destruction and Death say,
‘Only a rumor of it has reached our
ears.’

Arceus understands the way to Them
and He alone knows where They dwell,

for He views the ends of the Earth
and sees everything under the Heavens.

When He established the force of the
Wind
and measured out the Waters,

when He made a decree for the Rain
and a Path for the Thunderstorm,

then He looked at Wisdom,
Understanding,
Destruction,
and
Death,
and appraised Them;
He confirmed Them and tested Them.

And He said to man,
‘The fear of Death- that is
Wisdom,
And to shun Destruction is Understanding.’



Job 28 with minor editations. (No, I didn’t write that. I suck at poetry. =P)