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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.
perverses: (goats go to hell)

[personal profile] perverses 2017-04-16 01:35 am (UTC)(link)
Haaa... ha. Well. Sort of! [ Oh boy, at least he has the decency to look sheepish about it, even if that really isn't the same at all as feeling guilty about it instead. ] I ran into these Team Skull losers and beat 'em up. Apparently, they expected our fight to involve these things and not—

[ Actual fighting, but hey, let's just skip over that part! ]

So I took one from them while they were down for the count. Thought it might be useful.
puddingemote: (i belong)

[personal profile] puddingemote 2017-04-19 04:13 am (UTC)(link)
So you stole it from its owner!?

[Tamaki doesn't know who these Team Skull guys are (he's heard them mentioned, he thinks, but he didn't find it interesting enough to pay attention), but he doesn't think their Pokemon should just be taken. What if they were friends? Maybe the Pokemon wants to go back.]

What if that made it sad? No wonder it hates you.
perverses: (i'm not going to smile today)

[personal profile] perverses 2017-04-20 05:17 pm (UTC)(link)
But they were trying to mug other people for theirs, too! How do we know they didn't steal the one I stole, huh?

[ And he makes the poor decision to try and poke the lizard again, resulting in yet another snap of its jaws. This time he's expecting it, though, and pulls his finger back faster this time. ]
puddingemote: (you belong)

[personal profile] puddingemote 2017-04-24 01:42 am (UTC)(link)
Then it's still away from its owner...

[Tamaki frowns, because that doesn't really fix the problem. But as he watches as the little lizard nips at the other guy's finger again, he smiles again.]

If you feed it malasada, maybe it will like you. [He always trusts people a little more after they give him food. Riori chirps excitedly at the mention of malasada.]
perverses: (019)

[personal profile] perverses 2017-04-26 12:42 am (UTC)(link)
You're feeding your bird donuts? [ Shima looks over and between the two of them again, giving an amused laugh after. ] Sounds like that'll just make 'em fat. I mean, it's a lizard, right? They eat—

[ Oh. Wait. He sits up straight in his chair abruptly, snapping his attention to the sullen Pokemon on the table. ]

Lizards eat bugs, don't they?! Is it expecting me to feed it bugs?!

[ Oh, sure, now he's worried! ]
Edited 2017-04-26 00:42 (UTC)
puddingemote: (i been livin a lonely life)

[personal profile] puddingemote 2017-04-29 06:54 pm (UTC)(link)
Um, maybe... [Tamaki looks thoughtfully at the lizard in question.] I've been feeding Riori Pokemon food and Pokebeans too...

[He doesn't really know what's in the food he's bought, but the Pokemart owner told him it was good for flying types. Maybe seeds and stuff?]

Maybe you can ask at the Pokecenter.
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[personal profile] perverses 2017-04-29 10:46 pm (UTC)(link)
I don't even know what a Pokebean is... [ But it does sound less bug-like. ] Ugh, maybe I should have stolen an owner's manual while I was taking this guy...

[ He keeps on eyeing the Saladint warily. It does the same. Oh, is he having regrets about this whole ordeal. ]

Think the Pokecenter might take it? If it does eat bugs? I'm definitely not feeding anything bugs.
puddingemote: (you belong)

[personal profile] puddingemote 2017-05-01 01:18 am (UTC)(link)
I have some.

[He fishes in his bag while Shima muses, finally pulling out a red bean. He offers it to Shima.]

I guess they would take it. Better than leaving it with someone who won't take care of it.

[He grabs a yellow bean as well, and hands it to his Oricorio so she won't fuss.]
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[personal profile] perverses 2017-05-03 12:38 am (UTC)(link)
I don't make a very good pet owner, huh? [ Shima can admit it, at least. He takes the offered bean and turns back to eye the lizard, though this time the thing isn't staring right back balefully. It's perked up at the sight of a Pokebean! ] Well, there's a change. Hey there, fella, you want this?

[ He holds the bean up and moves it to the left, then the right, the Saladint's gaze following it and its tail lashing around. Shima can't really tell if that's a sign of an agitated lizard or not, but he'll play it on the safe side and, finally, hold the bean out to it to take.

Which it does, this time chomping onto the bean instead of one of his fingers!
]

Huh. Guess it does like beans.
puddingemote: (you're my)

[personal profile] puddingemote 2017-05-03 11:01 pm (UTC)(link)
No. [And Tamaki is blunt enough to agree with him. How could he even think of keeping it and not feed it?

But when he gives the Pokebean to the Salandit, and it accepts, that makes Tamaki relax a little. Maybe the little lizard will be okay after all.]


I think all of them do. But some like different flavors. You can get them at the Pokecenter.