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Default [SU] Pokémon: Dark Science - Black Consernation


INTRODUCTION

Dark Science: Black Consternation is the sequel to the original Dark Science RP. However, you don’t need to have taken part in the first RP to take part in this. Everything significant that happened in the last RP is summarized in this one.

Meanwhile, you’re definitely free to use any characters from the first RP.

BLACK CONSTERNATION

It all started with Xexan, an organization funded by the Unova government. In the beginning, they were allowed to bend the rules of ethical scientific research, and in several cases, break them without repercussion. Barred from Unova regulations, they were allowed to practice unethical testing on Pokémon in order to obtain advanced scientific knowledge. One of their projects involved trying to find the cure of the Tempest Virus, originally created by a terrorist group called Desert Sun. The virus was a rapidly-spreading biological warfare weapon intended to only kill humans, covering them with massive tumors before turning them inside out, twisting their minds into that of deranged, feral beasts before death claimed them. But in the process of trying to find a cure, the virus was released in a laboratory accident, and in order to save the lives of their infected colleagues, Xexan’s scientists were forced to turn them into Pokémorphs and Chimeras, human creatures with Pokémon likenesses. The operation worked and saved the lives of the scientists, due to the fact the virus was meant to target humans, but leave Pokémon unaffected. After the event was reported, the Unova government left Xexan on its own to fend for themselves, not wanting to readmit the creatures these Xexan scientists had become back into society. Even those that hadn’t been affected were exiled under the suspicion that they also carried the virus, or weren’t fully human either.

As a result, Xexan’s scientists continued their unethical work, using abducted Pokémon trainers and their Pokémon as lab specimens to experiment on to advance themselves as a new species. One of Xexan’s members, Aur Morose, had separated from the rest of Xexan, and was contacted by Unova’s Department of Energy, Damien Vickers, under the alias of Mr. Shadow. Mr. Shadow pressured Aur for the Tempest Virus, giving him government grants and protection of Xexan in return. With Aur’s compliance, the Unova government was continuously being set back from trying to find Xexan and bring them to justice due to Mr. Shadow’s efforts.

Mr. Shadow’s plan was to use the Tempest Virus, making it appear to be a natural viral outbreak. In the meantime, Mr. Shadow had Salvatore Biotech create the cure for the virus, which he intended to use as leverage for all those attempting to survive the grizzly outbreak. As part of his plan, Mr. Shadow would be the hero for saving people with the cure, and would have the power to decide who lived and who didn’t. With it, Mr. Shadow expected to reign supreme and rise as the new authority figure of Unova.

However, he didn’t expect Aur to betray him. Aur had given him a reprogrammed version of the Tempest Virus, and when it was released in Icirrus City, the cure that Mr. Shadow obtained from Salvatore Biotech had failed to work. Mr. Shadow’s agents, as well as thousands of Unova citizens, were the first to be infected. It wasn’t long until Xexan had caught word that dreaded Tempest Virus had been released. Knowing their time was limited, they prepared to turn as many civilians into Pokémorphs as they could, not only to save lives to aid their cause, but to also strengthen their support, research, and protection. Many of those saved by Xexan swore to help protect it, regardless of Xexan’s continued unethical testing on Pokémon.

Struggling against time, Mr. Shadow managed to improvise a solution to survive against the Tempest Virus. Unlike the method of turning people into half human, half Pokémon creatures used by Xexan, Mr. Shadow’s operation involved using cybernetic implants to turn humans into cyborgs, fitted with permanent visors and gas masks on their faces to protect against the Tempest Virus. Meanwhile, to combat with Xexan’s research, Mr. Shadow allowed those who had undergone the operation to be enhanced with new, cybernetic capabilities. Unlike Xexan’s Pokémorphs and Chimeras, Mr. Shadow’s cyborgs were incapable of pain, could easily survive limb amputation and have limbs reattached, and were made to be lethal weapons, able to turn appendages into concealed firearms and stabbing weapons.

Mr. Shadow called this new band of survivors "Siphon," targeting the rich, the powerful, and the strong, attracting wealthy syndicate leaders, military personnel, and authority figures. Now, Mr. Shadow operates in secret, trying to pull anyone with strength and power to his cause, attempting to put himself in the leading position of Unova, and eliminate Xexan as a competitor. As Xexan gathers humans to turn into Pokémorphs, Siphon gathers humans to turn them into cyborgs, seeing far more potential in cybernetics than in genetic manipulation. Humans who haven’t been infected find themselves at crossroads, having two choose between two evils, or be taken by the Tempest Virus. With Unova now quarantined from all the other regions in the world, only time can tell who will still be standing at the end of a dark, inhuman war.

THE XEXAN PATH

The Tempest Virus incident would never be forgotten by you. Even after all the Pokémon testing, it was the incident that caused Xexan to take that first step toward a completely different world. What Xexan discovered was mankind was capable of using the traits, the powers, and the potentials of Pokémon, and bestow them upon themselves. As the discoveries continued, it lead you and your colleagues to believe anything could be accomplished, and it wasn’t long until genetic manipulation had become a way of life, and what Xexan hoped to be a new culture. However, as you discovered, it cost you your hope of ever returning to the normal world of human civilization.

Later on, Xexan had resorted to kidnapping Pokémon trainers, using them and their Pokémon to further the achievements and possibilities of science. Their sacrifice led to new discoveries, and in all cases, you felt the means would be justified by the results. It became Xexan’s goal to one day prepare humanity to take the next step, to become like Pokémon in traits and power.

When the Tempest Virus was released, Fennel Yew, one of the leading Xexan scientists, had issued the command to secure as many human civilians as possible, turn them into Pokémorphs, and save their lives, taking the first crucial step toward not only saving humanity, but changing humanity, and allowing Xexan’s personnel to change civilization and once again rejoin the new society they would create. But even so, the experiments, the testing on Pokémon, and the continued development of science would not stop, not when there was so much more to discover.

As one of Xexan’s personnel, or as one of the citizens saved by Xexan now sworn to help the organization continue its objectives, it’s your mission to continue Xexan’s campaign of research, protect it from Siphon and all others that would try to destroy it, and bring in as many humans as you can to change them, and prepare for the new society to come. The ends will justify the means.

► Protect the Xexan organization at all costs from Siphon and other entities that oppose Xexan’s practices. If lives must be sacrificed to do so, then it must be done without question or hesitation. Xexan has come too far to lose everything and give up the discoveries and innovations it has uncovered. To lose it all would even be a disservice to all of the Pokémon and humans that were sacrificed to discover these innovations. Meanwhile, Siphon must be stopped and destroyed before they create an army of unfeeling, inhuman machines.
► Continue Xexan research. The more that is uncovered, the more it can be used to benefit mankind, and allow it to evolve to become the prime species. Possibilities beyond imagination may be only moments away from discovery. You must continue to uncover what you can and not be stopped by Siphon or anyone else for that matter.
► Find humans, and turn them into Pokémorphs. The Tempest Virus is spreading, and its effects could rapidly kill every last human in Unova. Save whoever you can, the more people Xexan protects from the virus, the more support they will gather.

Xexan Sign Up

Name: <First and last name of your character>
Gender: <Male or female.>
Age: <How old your character is.>
Pokémon Forms: <The Pokémon your character has become a Pokémorph or Chimera of, and what features of these Pokémon they have. Any combination of features, abilities, and traits is allowed, but no legendaries.>
Description: <What your character looks like.>
Personality: <Your character’s emotional attitude and emotional intelligence.>
History: <Background history of your character.>
Powers: <Many of the scientists have granted themselves new powers, such as regeneration, heightened senses, and other unnatural abilities. You’re allowed to choose and create a few, but don’t go too overboard.>
Pokémon: <1-6, what Pokémon your character has. No legendaries.>
Other: <Any miscellaneous details not included above, such as skills, traits, equipment, and so on.>

THE SIPHON PATH

The cyborgs of Mr. Shadow’s Siphon faction are the pinnacle of human ingenuity. As an emissary or warrior of Siphon, you have been protected from the Tempest Virus. While you are less human and more machine now, you feel no pain, no sickness, and no fear. Meanwhile, you are capable of faster, stronger physical performance that could never be possibly achieved by humans. As technology revolutionized the world before the Tempest Virus outbreak, so shall it be with Siphon and the advancement of cybernetics.

It is your mission to carry out the will of Siphon and Mr. Shadow, who has made it clear he wants Xexan destroyed, and everything they’ve created to be eliminated. Armed with the power of the media and propaganda, Mr. Shadow is confident that he will reign above Xexan, and you will be there to help him. Genetic manipulation and the mutants it has created have no place in Unova’s future. Meanwhile, it’s your mission to save and turn any humans with potentials to benefit Siphon into cyborgs. Unlike the Pokémorphs and the Chimeras of Xexan, many cyborgs are still more like humans than their adversaries in terms of appearance. Many humans with potentials that Siphon can use would be willing to become partially machine to survive the virus as opposed to be twisted into a mutant.

As one of Siphon’s operatives, it’s your mission to ensure the success of Siphon as it continues to tap into the vast possibilities of cybernetics. Meanwhile, all those that oppose Siphon, including the mutants of Xexan, must be eliminated. Technology will carry the future, and no better faction can prepare it than Siphon.

► Defend the campaign of Siphon, and destroy Xexan and all those that are out to destroy the technologically advanced faction. If Siphon falls, incalculable, unsalvageable losses of technology will be the aftermath, a defeat that is unacceptable. You must defend Siphon at all costs, and destroy Xexan and its horde of deranged, twisted mutants.
► Continue the cybernetics research. The more Siphon upgrades its technology, the more firepower and the more strength Siphon will command, paving the way for the future, and putting its enemies at its mercy. As technology has served Siphon well in the past, you must continue that vision, and prove to Siphon’s enemies that vision is real through using your new technological capabilities.
► Find humans with potential to benefit Siphon, and turn them into cyborgs to help further the campaign. The faster you act and the more people you recover, the more people you save from the Tempest Virus, and instead help to benefit the Siphon cause.

Siphon Sign Up

Name: <First and last name of your character>
Gender: <Male or female.>
Age: <How old your character is.>
Description: <What your character looks like.>
Personality: <Your character’s emotional attitude and emotional intelligence.>
History: <Background history of your character.>
Weapons and Implants: <All of Siphon’s operative cyborgs have implants, concealed weapons, and other technological boosters to help them perform with superior effectiveness in both combat and versatility. Detail what kinds of technological implants your character has.>
Pokémon: <1-6, what Pokémon your character has. No legendaries.>
Other: <Any miscellaneous details not included above, such as skills, traits, equipment, and so on.>

THE CIVILIAN PATH

You woke up to find Unova had become a nightmare, where all that was once familiar to you had become foreign, twisted, and became a horror you wouldn’t wake up from. It all started with abductions, missing trainers that no one knew the whereabouts of. However, that was nothing compared to what happened only a short time ago.

The Tempest Virus was released in Icirrus City, infecting men, women, and children. Already, the first symptoms and signs of infection have become present as those who are now infected become overwhelmed with tumors and cancerous growths, robbing them of their bodies and their minds before they become deranged in both mentality and appearance. Only after they’ve suffered painfully are they finally allowed to die.

Now, anywhere in northern Unova isn’t safe. The virus is spreading, and there isn’t much time. Meanwhile, it has become known to you that Xexan, a rogue scientific research organization, is trying to gather as many humans as they can and subject them to genetic manipulation. Aside from them, Siphon is hunting for humans that can help serve the purpose of Mr. Shadow, using the media and propaganda to persuade you to join him. You’re running out of time, and either you must turn toward Xexan or Siphon, or find some other way to survive. However, because of the virus, Unova has been quarantined, and no other region wants anything to do with the nightmare that has overtaken Unova.

You must run, and somehow survive and stop both evil organizations from continuing their work. Either that, or give in if all else seems to fail…

► Survive for as long as you can, and stay away from northern Unova. The Tempest Virus is spreading, but you still have time before the virus covers all of Unova. In the meantime, avoid being found by Xexan or Siphon, unless you’ve given up the fight, and just want to find some way to survive…
► If possible, shut down Xexan and Siphon. Though your character may not initially know it, Xexan was responsible for the trainer abductions that resulted in countless numbers of dead Pokémon and trainers, and continue to practice on living test subjects, resulting in humanity becoming strange, foreign mutations. Meanwhile, though you have yet to discover it, Siphon was originally responsible for the Tempest Virus outbreak in the first place, now trying to turn humanity into a new nightmare of machines. Both of them have visions to change the future, a future where humanity is no longer present…
► Gather any other humans you can, and try to put a stop to the nightmare. Xexan and Siphon may underestimate the power humanity may still have. The more people you gather to help you, the better chance you have at stopping both factions, and maybe, by chance, discover a cure to the virus that doesn’t involve such macabre, inhumane consequences…

Name: <First and last name of your character>
Gender: <Male or female.>
Age: <How old your character is.>
Description: <What your character looks like.>
Personality: <Your character’s emotional attitude and emotional intelligence.>
History: <Background history of your character.>
Pokémon: <1-6, what Pokémon your character has. No legendaries.>
Other: <Any miscellaneous details not included above, such as skills, traits, equipment, and so on.>
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