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


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.


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.


► 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.


► 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.


► 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.


► 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.
otoko: (o3o)


[personal profile] otoko 2017-03-27 07:10 pm (UTC)(link)
[Do These Shorts Make My Tail Look Big]

[While it hasn't been long since he was wearing clothes as a 'person', it's a little strange to do so under glamor rather than as a digital being. Gongenzaka himself still feels aware of his fur, and his extra legs-yet, as he tries to do good by the Ringmaster's request that they 'blend in' nothing he tries on doesn't...fit.

It just sort of changes itself around, rather like how he's even getting into the store to begin with. He thinks he's done a good job? Obviously, he is keeping his sashes. Those are a must. In the end though...he settles on a simple t-shirt and shorts. It works best, and in this heat, it's already warm enough being furred. He's half tempted to see if going shirtless would be acceptable...

In fact, anyone passing as he walks out of the store will notice that Gongenzaka seems a little out of it...

...He should probably get some water actually...

[A Breath of Rain]

[This is far better. Poni Island is a bit of a dead-zone, but it is a rainy dead zone, especially on their neighboring islet. Gongenzaka isn't visiting Execcutor Isle, but he is at least wandering the grasslands now-at least until it starts to rain. Even he can only handle the falling rain water so much, and while he's managed to somehow avoid wild pokemon thus far, it seems he's going to have to leave the 'beaten path' now.

So he finds some trees, their branches just covering a nearby mound of stone and dirt, and sits there to wait out the more brutal part of the storm.

That is...when he realizes he is being stared at.
] Hmm?

[...Stared at by what seems to be a tiny pink and blue ball of fluff with an underbite, the thing's wide eyes looking over where his glamor's head should be.

And where his actual head is. ...Erm.
] Auh...h...hello little one... [Carefully, he tries not to reach out or do anything sudden-he had been warned at the docks that most creatures here were very strong, and appearances were always misleading, so-]


[Annnnnnd now there's a puppy running over and worming its way under his forelegs, glamor be damned.] HMM!? W-What?!


I-I, the man Gongenzaka, am not what you think-

[No use. The Fluffy Puppy must snuggle and sleep.

Gongenzaka merely sighs in the end, and crosses his arms. Well, he supposes at least while it rains, it's fine...


[In the end, 'Suzu'-so named because every now and then as they were running from something that set them on fire/shocked them/froze them, he'd hear her make a 'bell ringing' sound-stuck with him. She followed him all the way to the Seaside village, at which point a rather kindly old woman handed him a bright red pokeball and noted that it might be an idea to give the little one some rest.

...So he supposed that Suzu was 'his' now.

They travelled off island from there, heading for 'Ula-Ula', and after some wandering and walking, well...

....Keep...very quiet, Suzu-chan...


[Well, now they're wandering around in an abandoned Thrifty Megamart. Supposedly there's lots of ghost pokemon here. Which he supposed, meant this place was haunted.

] Very....very quiet...


[Please god no one sneak up on them-]

[Home Again, Home Again-]

[Well, 'Suzu' is very wide eyed now.] Sahh, Suzu-chan, this is where we live... [It's just a trip back for bed; they admittedly did a bit of camping out for the sake of the 'Trial', but that just means they absolutely need their rest. Especially since once the gates open for patrons, it'll be Work Time!

So now the Snubbull is pouring over the trailer.
] If you wish, naturally, I, the man Gongenzaka, will not confine you to the pokeball...


[The conversation continues along these sorts of lines all over the Carnival grounds-with Suzu the Snubbull staring, Gongenzaka rambling as if it understands, and...Suzu the Snubbull staring at anyone who works there as if they're the greatest things she's ever seen.

raynos: (oh hey 'sup)


[personal profile] raynos 2017-03-27 07:53 pm (UTC)(link)

There's a fluttering of leathery wings, and then - ]

Oh, hey. I didn't know there was anyone else here.

[It's a Jamie, accompanied by a lone Zubat that's flapping around him attentively. The boy is dressed in a hooded sweatshirt, long pants, a hat and gloves despite the tropical climate, but doesn't look the least bit distressed. Nor does he seem too put-off by the supposedly haunted building they're in.

He also...doesn't seem terribly aware of Gongenzaka's nervous tension. Sorry Gon.]
otoko: (OnO (MRP-))


[personal profile] otoko 2017-03-28 03:04 am (UTC)(link)

[Gongenzaka jumps, as does the tiny snubbull with him, and the two turn the minute they're over their shock. If there were no glamor in place all of Gongenzaka's fur would be standing on end, eyes shining with anger. But as it is, there is only the latter, and the shine is not even there.] N-HNNNN!!!

Be quieter..!
raynos: #bad life decisions in progress (a giant weaselball!!!!)

[personal profile] raynos 2017-03-28 03:50 am (UTC)(link)

Jamie leans back in mild surprise at Gongenzaka's reaction, raising his eyebrows. The Zubat squeaks in what might be amusement and flits about giddily. It's probably judging Gon and the Snubbull both.]

You're the one that's yelling. What's got you so on edge, anyway?
betheman: (W H Y)

[personal profile] betheman 2017-03-28 02:06 pm (UTC)(link)
[That's the meanest reason sir-] Th-this entire building..! [He hisses.] More importantly, it is difficult to photograph 'ghosts' if they are frightened away!
raynos: situation: mediocre (:|)

[personal profile] raynos 2017-03-28 05:42 pm (UTC)(link)
[top kek, no regrets]

Oh. Ghosts, huh? [Jamie continues to look nonplussed, tucking his hands into the front pockets of his hoodie and scanning the room around them, as though some kind of spirit will take that as its cue and materialize before them.] You must be here for that trial or whatever it is.

...Y'know you don't have to do it if it scares you that much, right? [Friendly tip. Jamie is v. helpful.]
betheman: (well that's just TERRIBLE)

[personal profile] betheman 2017-03-29 02:31 pm (UTC)(link)
Yes...ghosts... [Come to think, he's holding a camera right now. It's just really hard to see in his still enormous hands even with glamor. Gongenzaka stiffens at the idea of being scared however-and once again, despite earlier protests of volume-] I-I, THE MAN GONGENZAKA, AM NOT AFRAID!!
raynos: (doc pls)

[personal profile] raynos 2017-04-06 03:28 am (UTC)(link)
[If Jamie were really really mean he could totally pull a "then what's that behind you" gag just to see if it would freak out Gon further. Thankfully, he lacks either the spite or the sense of humor to attempt this.]

You're kind of...acting afraid. You've got a - [He gestures at Suzu blankly, realizing he has no idea what the thing is.] - You've got him. What's a ghost gonna do to you, anyway?
otoko: (HRMMNN =3=)

[personal profile] otoko 2017-04-06 04:39 pm (UTC)(link)
A- I am not..! [YES YOU ARE!! YES! YOU ARE!!

Well in any case, he takes the easiest distraction he has here, crossing his arms.
] ...Also, Suzu-chan is female...so it is 'her'. But more importantly, she is still very young, and many of her techniques do not appear to phase the spirits in this place...

...so we are attempting to complete this trial in silence.

[Attempt Failed.]
dorkypantsuit: (++i)


[personal profile] dorkypantsuit 2017-03-28 02:46 pm (UTC)(link)
Wow! I didn't see any like this out there!

[Psi comes over immediately to admire the pokemon. His own Grubbin is lazily draped over his shoulder and makes a sound in greeting as he meets yet another new weird person.]

It looks so funny!
otoko: (o3o)

[personal profile] otoko 2017-03-28 05:04 pm (UTC)(link)
Aaah, I, the man Gongenzaka, have not seen too many like her either...

This is 'Suzu', [he explains, holding up the puppy.] I think that perhaps we see other forms of those like her, but Suzu...she seems young, compared to the creatures on that island...

dorkypantsuit: (++xvii)

[personal profile] dorkypantsuit 2017-03-29 12:40 am (UTC)(link)
Hello Suzu!

[He says, greeting the tiny poke. Before gesturing to the large bug on his shoulder.]

Look at this guy I got, isn't he cute?
Edited 2017-03-29 00:42 (UTC)
betheman: (OH I REALLY DIDN'T)

[personal profile] betheman 2017-03-29 02:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Hmm? [It takes a moment-only a hair of a moment though, that thing isn't exactly small-to spot the thing, but when he does it takes him a moment. Cute isn't really something he considers under normal circumstances, so being asked if a bug is cute is sort of...]

Ah...Somewhat? It looks like a rather young one itself, at least...
dorkypantsuit: (++xvi)

[personal profile] dorkypantsuit 2017-03-29 06:15 pm (UTC)(link)
[Somewhat? He grabs the bug off his shoulder, holding it out for Gongenzaka to see. It clicks it's pincers at him cheerfully.]

It's practically a baby! He's adorable...
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otoko: (:0)

[personal profile] otoko 2017-03-30 03:31 am (UTC)(link)
I, the man Gongenzaka, would think it IS a baby! This appears to be a 'larva' of some sort, after all..!
dorkypantsuit: (++vii)

[personal profile] dorkypantsuit 2017-03-30 02:37 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah! It's a wiggler. What will he look like when he's all grown up? Aren't you excited to know?
otoko: (o3o)

[personal profile] otoko 2017-03-31 12:18 am (UTC)(link)
Mnnh...well, they have what almost look like pincers, [Gongenzaka observes, taking the question entirely seriously.] So...perhaps a form of beetle?
dorkypantsuit: (++xvi)

[personal profile] dorkypantsuit 2017-04-02 10:05 pm (UTC)(link)
A giant adorable beetle!

[He hugs grubbin close.]

I can't wait to see it.
otoko: (o3o)

[personal profile] otoko 2017-04-03 04:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Quite likely... [Adorable, he's still not sure about, but all the same...] Perhaps you will soon? I, the man Gongenzaka, have heard that the creatures here change form as they gain strength...
fragileandsoft: (bedtime story)

Home Again

[personal profile] fragileandsoft 2017-04-05 06:00 pm (UTC)(link)
Woah. Looks like this place is about to get a lot livelier.

[ Greg leans on the fence around the trailer, smiling at the new little pink addition. Chikorita, however, holds little regard for such boundaries, and hops right into Gongenzaka's territory to give this newcomer a good sniff and appraisal. ]

Oof. Sorry about him, he's... enthusiastic.
otoko: (uwu)

[personal profile] otoko 2017-04-06 04:42 pm (UTC)(link)
Hmm? [Just as he looks up, a tiny leaf dino is looping around his legs-woah! Gongenzaka stumbles a little, but finds himself chuckling all the same, while Suzu yips anxiously.] Auuh- it's quite fine!!

So then, you brought your own partner here as well I see..? ...What is their name? [he asks, carefully taking Suzu up to move her to 'safety'.] This, is Suzu-chan..! She is apparently something called a 'snubbull'.

fragileandsoft: (it could be cool if it's not a disaster)

[personal profile] fragileandsoft 2017-04-07 05:49 am (UTC)(link)
Well, he's apparently called a chikorita? Still working on a name. Hey, little man, c'mere!

[ Chikorita's been pacing around under Gongenzaka, the leaf on his head barely tall enough to tickle Gon's stomach. He takes an extra few seconds before responding to Greg's call, just to prove he's doing it because he wants to; he's satisfied with the idea he could totally take Gon on.

Greg extends a hand toward Suzu so she can sniff.
] I wasn't so sure about having these guys around here, but they all seem pretty darn tough.
otoko: (:0)

[personal profile] otoko 2017-04-08 03:55 am (UTC)(link)
Chikorita... [Hmmm. He snorts, albeit with amusement as the little one darts back and away.] If you aren't careful, they may soon think their name is 'little man'....!

...They are certainly strong however, [Gongenzaka observes, watching as Suzu sniffs at the hand. He quickly pulls her away before the pup moves to bite however-DARN THESE SNUBBULL TENDENCIES!] They seem capable of quite a lot more than their strength even implies!
fragileandsoft: (for the best)

[personal profile] fragileandsoft 2017-04-15 06:49 am (UTC)(link)
[ Greg chuckles at that. ] Hey, it would fit. Not sure how much these guys are supposed to grow. [ Chikorita puffs out his chest as Greg looks down at him. He is going to be the biggest, just you wait and see. ]

It's pretty bananas, the stuff they can pull out. But, maybe it's to be expected. [ He crouches to pat at Chikorita around the neck how he likes. ] They're kinda just like us in the carnival, aren't they? Maybe they're suited to this sorta place.
otoko: (o3o)

[personal profile] otoko 2017-04-16 07:54 pm (UTC)(link)
Best not to test your luck with that either... [Hmmmmm that chest puff sends just a bit of unease on the legitimacy of 'staying small'...

Well, as it is, Greg poses another point.
] Aauh, that may be so...one wonders if they'll avoid picking up such changes as a result then, if they're already so unique.

Have you see anyone else bring pokemon in?