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Lost Carnival Mods ([personal profile] ringleaders) wrote in [community profile] lostcarnival2017-03-26 05:52 pm

⇨ ALOLA

Who: EVERYONE.
When: Day 73 - Day 87
Where: The islands of Alola.
What: The Carnival arrives at its next touring location, a series of tropical islands inhabited by a species of animal called Pokemon and their trainers!
Warnings: Pokemon is pretty PG-rated.

IT'S A POKEMON WORLD

Alola is broken up into four different islands, with a number of unique points of interest. Boats can easily be rented in order to get between the islands, or you can just pay for the fair of a scheduled trip. If you can prove you have the skills for it, you can also call on a "Ride Pokemon" - that is, either a Charizard or a Lapras that will fly or swim you between locations.

► POPULATION: Though the islands appear very small as an abstraction in the actual games, that doesn't hold over into the actual reality of it. When interacting with the different locations, imagine that they are about as big and spread out as they would be in real life. It's about on the same scale as Hawaii is on earth. Ignore any wikis that say the population of each island is like 200 people, because that's just adding up all the scripted NPCs, and there are realistically more than six houses per town.

► AMENITIES: Even if they aren't overtly listed on island maps, it can be assumed that all towns and cities will have basic amenities - that is, places to eat, place to go to the washroom, places to buy souvenirs, and the other things one would expect in a tourist heavy area. You can also buy malasadas pretty much anywhere.

► POKECENTERS: You'll be able to find a Pokecenter in pretty much every town - a Pokecenter is a public building in which Pokemon Trainers can rest and get their Pokemon healed. Think of it like free international Pokemon healthcare. You can also buy Pokeballs here, as well as potions and other healing items for later use.

► AETHER FOUNDATION: A peace keeping organization that shelters Pokemon from harm and abuse. If you kill/maim any Pokemon or otherwise act violently in public, they will come to try to take you down with their Pokemon. They also are the main force working against Team Skull.

MELEMELE ISLAND
[MELEMELE DETAIL MAP] [GUARDIAN DEITY TAPU KOKO] [WIKI LINK]

► TRAINER SCHOOL: A full fledged for young, aspiring Pokemon Trainers! Students go here to learn about Pokemon care and battling before setting out on their own journeys. It would be sort of weird for an adult to show up here, like it would for an adult to try to attend an elementary school, but you can probably learn some of the basics just from touring the facility.

► HAU'OLI SHOPPING DISTRICT: The biggest shopping district on Melemele, you can do a lot here, from eating out to getting your hair dyed. A lot of shops are, unsurprisingly, completely Pokemon focused - but there are some that aren't, too. There are also some very nice beach fronts nearby.

► BERRY FIELDS: Berries come in a lot of different types and have different effects when used. Mostly, Pokemon love to eat them, regardless of what type they are. This is a big field of them, most of which are free to take if you catch them when ripe.

► TEN CARAT HILL: The secluded interior of a small mountain, filled with some rare types of rock Pokemon. You have to be able to bypass the left overs of some recent rockslides to get in.

► TRIAL SITE: There is only one trial on this islands, which is the Normal type trial. All you have to do is fight a bunch of Pokemon ferrets, and then fight an even bigger Pokemon ferret that thirsts for your blood. It's not so bad.

AKALA ISLAND
[AKALA DETAIL MAP] [GUARDIAN DEITY TAPU LELE] [WIKI LINK]

► TIDE SONG HOTEL: A big ass hotel near the port - if you want to stay on Alola overnight, this is a pretty good place to go. It isn't too expensive, and is also rather nice.

► DIMENSIONAL RESEARCH LAB: Alola, on occasion, has been the site of various dimensional breaks (haha) in which extraplanar creatures called Ultra Beasts have crossed over. There isn't much information about these beasts, but they are something that are being actively studied. Characters who are nerds might find some of this information interesting.

► HANO GRAND RESORT: The inevitably big, fancy resort that tends to take route in touristy places like this. If you actually pay to spend some time there, you can enjoy all the things you'd expect to find in a fancy resort, except with way more Pokemon. There is also a fancy, secluded beach for resort goers only.

► BATTLE ROYALE DOME: A battle area in which 4 trainers fight each other all at once, with teams of there Pokemon. The trainers here are mostly quite expert, and you need a team of three Pokemon to play, so player characters probably won't be able to participate. However, you can still come to watch, if you like seeing a bunch of colourful monsters slapping each other around.

► PANIOLA RANCH: A large ranch that keeps a lot of Pokemon that resemble earth farm animals. You can leave Pokemon here to stay for a while if you need a break from the strains of trainer life. Quite often, however, your Pokemon will end up getting knocked up and leave you with another egg to care for.

► TRIAL SITES: Brooklet Hill is a lake filled area that contains the Water Trial. You have to fight a bunch of schooling Wishiwashi, and then an even bigger schooling Wishiwashi to win. Wela Volcano Park contains the Fire Trial, where you must climb to the top of the dormant volcano, and spot the difference between a series of ceremonial island dances. Then you gotta fight a team of Marrowaks and a giant Salazzle. The Lush Jungle contains the Grass challenge, in which you have to find a series of rare organic ingredients in order to brew something that will lure out a giant Lurantis.

ULA'ULA ISLAND
[ULA'ULA DETAIL MAP] [GUARDIAN DEITY TAPU BULU] [WIKI LINK]

► MALIE GARDEN: A nice big garden to hang out in and chill. Also, there are Pokemon there... and also, Pokemon battles? There's really no end to it.

► MOUNT HOKULANI OBSERVATORY: Up at the top of the local mountain, you can go see a space observatory. Like most things in Alola, it's like a regular observatory, except with more Pokemon, since some Pokemon just straight up come from space. You can take a bus up here, but you can also hike if you want.

► HAINA DESERT: A shitty desert in the middle of the island. Mostly only good for if you want the kinds of Pokemon that live in shitty deserts.

► ABANDONED THRIFTY MEGAMART: A Megamart, but haunted. Extremely haunted, filled with the kind of ghost Pokemon that would actually kill you. You have to take a bunch of pictures of ghosts on your way through here if you want to beat the Ghost Trial.

► PO TOWN: The ramshackle remains of the town that Team Skull have taken over. It's completely walled off from the rest of the world, and is pretty terrible. No point in going in there unless you're fighting crime, in which case you can expect to get challenged to Pokemon battles by a lot of Team Skull knuckleheads.

► LAKE OF THE MOON: A huge, round temple thing in the middle of nowhere. It's used to praise a legendary Pokemon that existed years ago, but there presently doesn't seem to be anything around except cool architecture.

► TRIAL SITES: The Observatory contains the Electric Challenge, during which you have to fend off various kinds of electric grubs, before eventually taking on a giant Vikavolt. The Abandoned Megamart must first be cleared before challenging the Ghost Trial officially, at which point you will have to defeat a powerful Mimikyu.

PONI ISLAND
[PONI DETAIL MAP] [GUARDIAN DEITY TAPU FINI] [WIKI LINK]

► SEAFOLK VILLAGE: A village made of nothing but houseboats and other water fairing homes. It's the only major town on Poni Island.

► ANCIENT RUINS: Most of Poni Island has been reduced to ruins, over time. Not many people live here, relative to the other islands, but there are a lot of abandoned buildings from when they apparently used to.

► VAST PONI CANYONS: Most of the island is comprised of canyons, caves, and valleys filled with particularly strong Pokemon, and also a lot of fight-hungry Pokemon trainers. Most of them will want to fight you as soon as they see you, since they are there mostly to train, but they will back down if you tell them you're not a trainer. Though, at that point they will strongly urge you to go home, because it's too danger for anything other than the strongest trainers.

► ALTAR OF THE SUN: A matching altar to the one found on Ula'ula, except this time dedicated to a legendary Pokemon of the sun. If you play some magic flutes here at the right time then apparently a giant lion might show up, but there's no way to be sure.

► TRIAL SITES: The only Trial here is the Grand Trial, which is a fight against the leader's ground type Pokemon. You may also get lucky and have the Fairy Trial's kahuna deign to fight you, with her fairy types, if she randomly wanders into your path. Both of them are very strong, and are not advised to challenge for new trainers.
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Doll || Open

[personal profile] steadydollypegs 2017-03-28 05:53 am (UTC)(link)
[Carnival Grounds - Day 73]

[It feels like she's been in that tent for days. Maybe weeks? She doesn't really know, but she does know that the scenery outside seems a little different than it was when she went in. But maybe that's just her imagination.]

[But here she is-- a part of the carnival now, officially. She's got jobs to do! Real, legitimate work to engage in! Another chapter in her admittedly stranger life is starting, and that is at least a little exciting for her.]

[First things first though, she should find Joker again. And then he can show her where she can sleep! As she walks through the sunny grounds, looking around for her brother, she wonders what her roommate is going to be like. Who she'll be working with in the makeup tent, who she'll be performing with... Despite Joker's reservations, she can't help but smile with excitement as she wanders around, taking in her new home.]



[Melemele - Day 74]

[Doll isn't sure how this portal works or why they're stopping at a place that seems to be full of very... odd looking animals... but it's not like she's in a hurry to get somewhere. As long as it's her and Joker and Snake, working for the safety of the rest of their family, she'll be happy as a clam.]

[But a trip to a beach with real sand and real waves and real sun isn't going to go unappreciated. The locals are very helpful pointing her towards a nice beach, and once she finds it, it's almost overwhelming. The water is so beautiful, and the weather is so warm!]

[Doll plunks down into the sand and starts stripping off her shoes and socks, rolling up her trousers, and starts wading in. It's like nothing she'd ever dreamed of when thinking about the beautiful Spanish beaches or exotic Caribbean islands, because it's real and she's experiencing it. She takes a long moment to look out at the ocean and feel the breeze, and she smiles even if it feels uncomfortable the longer she thinks about her luck.]

[The sound of something smacking the sand draws her attention, and she double-takes when she realizes it's a giant orange fish flopping around helplessly on the sand.]


Oi, how'd you get all th'way up 'ere? [Poor fish... she should help it. Cautiously, Doll grabs the flopping fish's fins and drags it back into the water, despite its attempts to flail and flop into her. But thank goodness, it makes it back and swims away, and Doll seems pleased.]

[Until she turns around and sees three more have beached themselves. What in the blazes is up with these fish...?!]



[Day 80 - Ula'Ula]

[Whilst exploring, Doll caught wind of a place people could go to look at the stars-- an 'observatory' they'd called it. And while her experience with stars was more or less limited to laying on top of some of the animal cages and looking up at the night sky, the fact that people had places specifically for looking at the stars caught her interest. It must be vastly more beautiful and amazing if these people had built a place specifically to look at stars!]

[There's a bus yes, but Doll doesn't exactly have much in the way of funds-- plus, she tells herself, the best things on these islands have happened when she's just walking around, so why not hike? She sets off in the morning, looking forward to an afternoon of looking at stars.]

[...the walk is longer than anticipated, and Doll has to take several breaks. She sits down heavily on the side of the road and breaks out some water and a snack. Her exhaustion is just a setback though, she's determined to make it to this observatory if she has to spend all day getting there!]
raynos: (WHAT EVEN IS THAT THING)

[Melemele]

[personal profile] raynos 2017-03-28 05:50 pm (UTC)(link)
They're kind of dumb, aren't they? [Jamie doesn't quite nudge one of the floundering fish with his shoe, but he still seems more perplexed than sympathetic for their plight.] Or maybe they just have a death wish.

[Speaking of a death wish: he's essentially dressed for winter, with a sweatshirt, long pants, gloves and hat, standing here on the beach underneath the glorious tropical sun. He's also...conveniently ignoring the fact that he should probably be dying of heat prostration.]

Or wait, aren't there animals that climb up out of the water to lay eggs on the sand? Maybe they're doing that. [...that's sea turtles, Jamie.]
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[personal profile] steadydollypegs 2017-04-06 04:13 am (UTC)(link)
...these fish lay eggs in the sand? [Doll scampers over to Jamie-- presumably to watch the fish lay eggs. She's never seen that before, and it's probably very exciting.]

Izzat what all that floppin's about? They're diggin' a nest!

[Still sea turtles.]
raynos: i am gonna shank someone i stg (what the crap)

[personal profile] raynos 2017-04-08 03:23 am (UTC)(link)
[Jamie looks at the Magikarp dubiously. He hadn't been sure at first, but Doll's ready acceptance of this suggestion has him considering it more seriously.]

Well...maybe? It'd make sense if that's what they're doing...

[The animals' thrashing isn't digging very deep nests, though. Jamie crouches down to peer at the nearest fish through his sunglasses. It has stopped thrashing, laying on the sand and gasping for breath, its one visible gill flaring steadily. He pokes it a bit, prodding one finger into its slick, scaly side.]

I think this one's getting tired. Hey, everyone else is gonna beat you to the egg-laying thing if you quit now! Don't give up!
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[personal profile] steadydollypegs 2017-04-09 08:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Why else would they be floppin' about on a dry beach? This place has all sortsa oddities I never seen before, but never heard of a fish that liked it on a beach instead 'a the water!

Maybe she jus' needs a li'l encouragement! [Doll cups her hands and scoops up some water, running it back to the poor, dumb Magikarp.] C'mon there, you can do it!
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ula'ula

[personal profile] anti_nonsense 2017-03-28 11:18 pm (UTC)(link)
[The Hokulani Observatory was fairly high on Rita's list of must-see locations in Alola, being a place with advanced technology, scientific knowledge, and one of those dumb challenges she supposes she'll do by the end of this trip. She takes the long route, walking up the mountain path with her Litten lazily perched on one shoulder.

Over time, she too starts to get fatigued, and looks to the side of the road for a good spot to rest. There, she sees the young stranger (a boy, she assumes). She stares tiredly for a moment, considering whether or not to say anything, but after several seconds of that, she realizes it'd be weirder not to say anything.]


I don't suppose you've got any more of that. [She's looking at the water and snack. Yep, she wants some.]
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[personal profile] steadydollypegs 2017-04-06 04:21 am (UTC)(link)
[Doll looks over at the other girl, her cheeks stuffed with PB&J, and takes a moment to swallow.]

A'course! C'mere, sit right down here! [She grins wide and scoots over, patting the grass next to her.] You've been walkin' a bit back this whole time, haven't ya?
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[personal profile] anti_nonsense 2017-04-06 06:11 am (UTC)(link)
[She's hesitant at the friendly invitation, but she goes to join the stranger... though she keeps a little more space between them than was indicated.]

Y, yeah. [Rita doesn't pay a whole lot of attention to the people around her, but she can remember seeing this person from behind along the way. She sighs.] The road's a heck of a lot steeper than I thought it'd be.
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[personal profile] steadydollypegs 2017-04-07 12:09 am (UTC)(link)
[Doll doesn't look particularly bothered by the lack of proximity-- maybe she's just a little shy. Like... like Smile had been.]

[She pushes that thought away with another bright smile and offers her lunch partner the other half of her sandwich.]
When they said 'hike', I shoulda taken them at their word I guess! Blimey, at this rate I'll be able t'see the stars with me own eyes, it'll be dark enough!
anti_nonsense: (I'm listening! Just not to you.)

[personal profile] anti_nonsense 2017-04-07 02:26 pm (UTC)(link)
[Rita accepts the sandwich and looks it over. It smells pretty good, at least.]

I'm pretty used to traveling by foot, but... hmph. I must've been taking it too easy for the past week. [She bites into the sandwich and takes some time to chew before looking back to Doll.]

What are you heading to the Observatory for, anyway? [It seems like the place serves multiple purposes, at least.]

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Carnival Grounds

[personal profile] fourthscribe 2017-03-29 08:00 am (UTC)(link)
[Tanyuu is outside her trailer when Doll happens to pass by, busy watering the quite frankly ridiculous amount of plants in the garden around hers and Ginko's trailer. A few ghostly mushi are brushed aside as she checks over the leaves of a small bush, and after a nod and hum of satisfaction she pulls herself back up from 'kneeling' down.]

There we--oh! Hello, are you looking for something?

[It's hard to mistake a new face around here, especially if she's gotten into the backyard. Tanyuu brushes a bit of dirt off her front and slithers forward with a smile.]
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[personal profile] steadydollypegs 2017-04-06 04:36 am (UTC)(link)
[Doll's eyes go very wide when she realizes the nice woman is not entirely a woman, but also a snake. Wow. That's new.]

I-- uh-- [She's being very rude right now, this shouldn't be such a surprise after all. Joker looks very much different too, after all, and why shouldn't somebody be part snake? Maybe she liked hugging necks like Emily and Charlotte.]

Yes! [Doll straightens up.] I'm looking for my brother, Joker! Do you know him?
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[personal profile] fourthscribe 2017-04-11 07:41 am (UTC)(link)
[As used as she is to reactions from her appearance, Tanyuu hides her amusement fairly well. The twinkle in her eyes and the quirk of her mouth might betray it, however.]

[Doll's answer, however, earns a much more openly happy reaction.] I do, indeed! He's one of my closer fiends here--his trailer is in the back, at the Supervisor's Grove. You'll know it when you see it. [She offers a hand to shake, smiling kindly.] My name is Tanyuu. It's wonderful to finally meet you.
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[personal profile] steadydollypegs 2017-04-15 04:36 am (UTC)(link)
Really? Wonderful! [It's so good that Joker has friends here! Forget the fact that she's a snake-lady, if she's friends with Joker she's Doll's friend too!]

Nice ta meetcha Miss Tanyuu, I'm Doll! [She holds out her hand to shake too, full of enthusiasm.] Ah... what do you mean 'finally'? Has Joker been talkin' about me?!
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Carnival Grounds

[personal profile] pipers_son 2017-04-05 02:10 pm (UTC)(link)
[Yeah. Those, uh, sunny grounds are kind of a problem... But Joker's not letting that stop him much. That much shouldn't surprise anyone who knows him. Sure, he might risk catching on fire, and frankly even now under the shade of an enormous umbrella he feels kind of like shite....]

[But Doll is more important than any of that.]

[So here he is, just lounging around after catching wind that Doll had been finally released recently, a large umbrella against his shoulder. He perks up when he sees her.]


There ya are! How'd it go?
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[personal profile] steadydollypegs 2017-04-06 05:13 am (UTC)(link)
Joker! [Doll's face splits into a grin. It does feel like forever since she's seen him, oddly so, but she's just glad to see him again. Even if he's hanging out under a strange umbrella a looking a little... peaky.]

Fine? Fine, I think. [She exhales and gives herself a little full body shake and a nod. She's ready for this.] I'm part of the carnival now. You and me, together.
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[personal profile] pipers_son 2017-04-07 01:06 am (UTC)(link)
Us and Snake. [Joker huffs out a breath that makes his bangs flutter.] Too many bleedin' stubborn people in our little lot, I swear...

But s'done, so I guess that's that. Anyway, hungry? Might as well get what's a nice part of the deal, and that's the food.
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[personal profile] steadydollypegs 2017-04-07 03:23 am (UTC)(link)
Snake too? [Joker isn't too thrilled, but Doll looks happy that she'll get to see him. Plus-- one less person to work to keep safe! One more person to help them get their family back together!]

[She grins wide and nods. Yep. Stubborn was a good word for all of them-- too stubborn to die in a gutter, too stubborn to stay dead, apparently...]


I could eat three meals! I musta been in there quite a while, eh? [Trotting up to him, she waits for him to lead her to the food.] Is it already lunchtime?
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[personal profile] pipers_son 2017-04-09 03:09 am (UTC)(link)
Ah… Probably around that time.

[For once, he’s not actually too sure. Much like how for humans, the night blurs all together, he supposes he’s losing his own track of time when it comes to the day. Oh well. It doesn’t matter much anyway, he supposes as he starts to lead her along.]

Koel, the head chef, almost always makes sure there’s a little somethin’ for everyone throughout the day, whatever time it is. You’ll probably like her, ha- real old bird!

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Ula'Ula

[personal profile] puddingemote 2017-04-06 02:04 am (UTC)(link)
[Tamaki is having a similar problem - with all his money spent on things for his new Pokemon, and for himself, he doesn't have anything left for the bus. But he's also heard there's an observatory this way, and that's sent him walking. He puts his Oricorio in her ball for now, so she doesn't have to endure the trek.

He's just wiping some sweat off his brow when he sees someone up ahead, sitting on the side of the road. Curious, he decides to talk to her once he gets close.]


Hey. Are you walking to the observatory, too?

[There might be other things this way, but that's all Tamaki thinks is worth the trouble.]
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[personal profile] steadydollypegs 2017-04-06 05:18 am (UTC)(link)
Sure am! [Doll grins.] Never looked at the stars through a big telescope-- how 'bout you?

[She looks up at him, noticing that he's sweating and offers him her water bottle with a smile.] 'Ere, we've got a ways t'go I think.
puddingemote: (i been sleepin in my bed)

[personal profile] puddingemote 2017-04-08 11:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Ah, thanks!

[He takes the water bottle gratefully, taking a big swig before passing it back.]

I have before. It's been a long time. It's really cool, though!
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[personal profile] steadydollypegs 2017-04-09 09:01 pm (UTC)(link)
'Course! [Doll takes it back and helps herself to another swig too, apparently not at all concerned that a practical stranger's mouth was just on it.]

Yeah? Blimey that's exciting! In truth, I was a bit worried I'd get all th'way up there and find some tiny little glass thing pointed di-rectly into the sun! [She points up to indicate.] What a fool I'd feel then, eh?
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[personal profile] puddingemote 2017-04-14 05:54 pm (UTC)(link)
[What are sanitary bottle sharing habits? They just don't know.]

They'll probably have it pointed at a moon, or something. [He follows her finger, then blinks and looks back - he probably shouldn't look right at the sun like that, even without a telescope.] By the time we get all the way, it'll be getting dark anyway.

[Since it's still a pretty good walk, from the looks of it.]

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melemele; whoops i'm tagging in late here 8T

[personal profile] pullingamiko 2017-04-22 04:32 am (UTC)(link)
[Honestly, Miko should... probably stop insisting on going out during the day here. As it is, she's covered from head to toe, even wearing sunglasses so the bright sunlight won't hurt her eyes.

This whole vampire thing is some serious bullshit.

But she's out anyway, because no way is she missing out on whatever this place has to offer, including... this, apparently?? Wow.]


Man, do these things have a death wish or somethin'?