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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.
thevictoriandetective: (Pikachu)

[personal profile] thevictoriandetective 2017-04-08 02:07 pm (UTC)(link)
Sherlock had been semi-dozing, semi-perusing through his Mind Palace, and he register's Jimmy's voice and the sound of a now-awake Toby yelping and trying to pounce back on Sweet Pea as a form of revenge. Sand was being thrown up everywhere.

An eye opens lazily (as Sherlock, even back home, could win awards in his laziness) and he gives a wave to Jimmy.

"Ah. He's fine."

Ruffruffruffruffruffruff-- came Toby's protests.
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[personal profile] empty_vessel 2017-04-10 01:19 am (UTC)(link)
Toby and Pea end up in an epic game of chase, flipping more sand around as they try to circle around and catch the other's tail.

Jimmy drops down onto the sand beside Sherlock, careful to avoid blocking his sun. "Oh, hey. I almost forgot... The Nurse at the Pokecenter gave me a book.." He digs through his bag, which distracts Pea, since there are treats in the bag, and Toby barrels into her, rolling her around in the sand.

"It's... The Care And Feeding Of Rock Types." He takes it out and shows Sherlock the cover, featuring a number of Pokemon, all appearing to be made out of stone. "I got handed it and if you want to borrow it when I'm done, just let me know."
Edited 2017-04-10 03:30 (UTC)
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[personal profile] thevictoriandetective 2017-04-14 03:14 pm (UTC)(link)
The mischievousness and hilarity of the Rockruffs' commotion was lost to Sherlock as he peered curiously at Jimmy digging through the bag. A book of interest.

"Yeah, of course, that sounds fairly useful." He'd been devouring pokemon books like food. It was ironic, how when he first came to this realm, he hadn't been planning on caring one whit about the creatures. After being 'adopted' by Toby, his interests had changed considerably. Besides, he was all too curious about how ridiculous these creatures were and how on earth did they function, scientifically. The coconut tree thing that walked around was equally baffling and fascinating.
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[personal profile] empty_vessel 2017-04-15 02:52 am (UTC)(link)
"I have the Nurse at the Pokecenter a blank look when she said 'rock type' and then she gave me the book and told me to be sure to read the section on weaknesses." Jimmy watches Pea and Toby year off in pursuit of something, circle wide and splash through the ocean and come running back to the two of them.

"Hey!" Jimmy shouts as Pea comes crashing into him, panting and dripping. "Augh! Hey! Watch the dripping!" He laughs as Pea jumps off him and starts pulling on the messenger bag.
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[personal profile] thevictoriandetective 2017-04-16 02:14 pm (UTC)(link)
"If it wasn't for the things on their necks, I truly wouldn't have guessed they were 'rock types," Sherlock said, sounding like he was judging the very nature of the world itself. How on earth were dogs connected to rocks? But they were, somehow.

Toby sees Pea pulling on the messenger bag and wants in.

"Oi, stop that," Sherlock said a bit lazily. It would be seen if he was actually any good at training. He was sure he would be fantastic at it, if he had the motivation to.
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[personal profile] empty_vessel 2017-04-17 11:23 am (UTC)(link)
Jimmy takes the matter out of everyone's hands, getting the bag closed back up and stuffing it behind him. Pea puts her paws up on his chest and whines a little, but has the good graces to bounce a good distance away before shaking herself dry. She comes back to a 'Thank you' and scritches.

".... I was thinking, Sherlock. What happens when we leave? Do we take the Pokemon with us? Should we? Is it right? I mean..." Jimmy shifts around to lay back with the messenger bag as a pillow. "They're adorable, and great company, but are we doing the right thing by bringing them with us?" Pea adds in her two cents by shoving her head under Jimmy's arm and flopping down in the warm sand against his side.
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[personal profile] thevictoriandetective 2017-04-23 03:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Toby whines and Sherlock absently picks him up again to calm him. He pets him as he muses over Jimmy's question thoughtfully.

"The thing with dogs though, once they've gotten attached to you, it may be worse if we just abandon them again. They've no one to take care of them."

As dangerous as the Carnival had been of late, he didn't assume that was the norm. And it wasn't like this place was without its own dangers.
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[personal profile] empty_vessel 2017-04-26 03:09 am (UTC)(link)
Jimmy nods, rolling it over in his mind. Pea has her mind made up, anyway, rolling over and digging into the sand to push her way into Jimmy's side even more.

"We never had pets, when I was growing up. My mom hated the mess, and she was terrified of fleas." He smiles, giving Pea the desired attention. "And I... can't really see myself giving Pea up. She's.... I see what all those trite dog things are getting at. 'Your dog will always love you', et cetera. I think I'd like to keep her, if we can."