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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.
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[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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[personal profile] steadydollypegs 2017-04-09 08:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh same, I've walked for days b'fore, but never over a hill like this! [She hands over the bottle of water too, thinking that maybe the other girl is probably thirsty as well as hungry.]

I heard y'can look at the stars there! Even durin' the day! Right fascinating isn't it? ...wait are you not gonna look at the stars? [Doll just heard about the telescope, nothing else, and decided to give it a look-see.]
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[personal profile] anti_nonsense 2017-04-10 04:43 am (UTC)(link)
[Rita accepts the bottle, takes a drink from it, and passes it back.]

I wouldn't come all this way just for that. I'm interested in seeing the technology they use here, and the data they've collected. [A pause.] ... And I guess I'll try that challenge they supposedly have for Pokemon trainers.
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[personal profile] steadydollypegs 2017-04-15 04:11 am (UTC)(link)
Data? [Doll tilts her head.] Like what? [Like information on stars or something? She forgets that people are like Doc sometimes-- they like learning and studying and all that stuff.]
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[personal profile] anti_nonsense 2017-04-15 07:46 am (UTC)(link)
Like... charts and maps of known star systems, information about the composition and movement of celestial bodies... things like that. [And, of course, some part of her really wants to see if there's any overlap with the systems visible from her home world... even if that may be a long shot. She shrugs.] Astronomy might not be my specialty or anything, but I have a passing interest in the field, anyway.
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[personal profile] steadydollypegs 2017-04-18 05:13 am (UTC)(link)
Blimey... and you could read 'n understand all that? [Doll is a simple child of simple needs-- looking at stars and other planets is cool. Period, the end. Knowing how planets and stars moved seemed interesting in theory, but nothing that she'd want to actively learn and retain.]

An' here I am, jus' wantin' t'see some stars! [She laughs.] You must be real, real smart-like then!
anti_nonsense: (Sorry. I don't speak Stupid.)

[personal profile] anti_nonsense 2017-04-19 12:55 am (UTC)(link)
Uh... yeah. Something like that. [She's feeling a bit weirded out and is avoiding eye contact for the moment.]

Don't you ever study... well, anything?
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[personal profile] steadydollypegs 2017-04-21 03:20 am (UTC)(link)
Golly no! [Doll laughs.] Well, I learned some readin' and numbers, but I'm not nearly fancy enough t'go t'school! [Really, she wasn't rich enough. And their Father had educated them just enough to run the circus, but nothing like the kind of education aristocrats enjoyed.]

[But Doll doesn't feel dumb, she's good at plenty of things! She had her family, her friends, and her job-- all blessings.]

'Sides, studyin' would be wasted on somebody like me. I'm a performer!
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[personal profile] anti_nonsense 2017-04-21 05:41 pm (UTC)(link)
[Rita sighs. There are plenty of people like that in her world, too. A proper education isn't something that just anyone can get. Still... it's hard for her to imagine not being interested in studying anything.] I would think not studying is a waste for anyone...

... Wait. A performer? [That rings a bell.] You mean like... in a circus?

[Like the circus she just came from?]
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[personal profile] steadydollypegs 2017-04-23 06:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah! [Doll stands up and brushes off her backside, then shucks off her oversized coat and tucks in her shirt.] Here, watch!

[Doll backs a little ways down the road, then takes a few steps at a run before breaking into a series of handsprings up the road. She cartwheels back in front of her new friend, stops in a handstand, then quickly balances her entire weight on one arm, the other one extended out in a clear showman's stance-- ta-da!]

[There's a moment where Doll suddenly realizes her bangs have fallen away from her face, because she's upside-down. She's not wearing a costume, or her usual headpiece, either-- the one that covers burn across her cheek and eye. Her legs flail a little as she transfers her weight, and she rights herself with her back to the other girl.]

Sorry-- [She says with a little uncomfortable chuckle.] --I forgot uh. Usually I have something when I'm performing. To cover that. Sorry you saw it.
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[personal profile] anti_nonsense 2017-04-23 11:38 pm (UTC)(link)
[Rita looks mildly surprised at the spur-of-the-moment demonstration. Her eyes widen just a bit more when she sees the scar, though it's quickly hidden. It takes a moment for Rita to realize she should probably say something if she doesn't want him (she still assumes) to feel too weird about it.]

Uh... it's fine. It doesn't bother me.

[But it does make her wonder...] How'd you get a scar like that?

[She knows there's a chance she won't get an answer, or won't get a true one. If she had more tact, she probably wouldn't have asked at all, considering how people who hide their scars usually aren't too eager to discuss them.]
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[personal profile] steadydollypegs 2017-04-25 04:27 am (UTC)(link)
...my parents. [And that's the truth. Doll doesn't like remembering it, even the vague images from her childhood make her shudder, but it's all in the past. As much as she hates having a physical reminder of that time, the reality is a lot stronger.]

[She keeps on smiling through the moment, shrugging a little.]
My brother, Joker, he took me in after this happened. I've been with him ever since.
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[personal profile] anti_nonsense 2017-04-25 08:03 pm (UTC)(link)
[That doesn't sound like a made-up answer.] Your parents? That's messed up. [It's all she can really say about that. Rita's never really known what a loving family is like, but it looks like having no family is a blessing compared to some families.]

By 'ever since', do you mean he's still with you now, in the circus? [Rita hasn't been around long enough to remember a lot of names.]

Right... I should mention. I'm traveling with them, too. The circus, I mean. [It's probably safe to assume it's the same one.]
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[personal profile] steadydollypegs 2017-05-02 04:22 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah. [Doll agrees easily with a little laugh. She has no illusions about how terrible her parents were, especially when she'd spent a few years with her family-- Joker, Beast, Dagger, Jumbo, Wendy and Peter-- they never treated her roughly, they never hurt her.]

Y'are?! Yeah, me 'n Joker and m'other brother Snake are all with the circus! We were in a circus before, too, so comin' inta this one was a piece 'a cake! Are you a performer too?
anti_nonsense: (Can you say that again but less stupid?)

[personal profile] anti_nonsense 2017-05-02 04:52 am (UTC)(link)
Me? [She gives a light snort.] Yeah, right. I'm not the performing type. [Rita finds the whole thing stupid, really. Is that stuff really entertaining? It all seems like a waste of time.]

My research is my main priority, but while I'm here, I'll be doing backstage work - lighting, special effects, stuff like that. Just started, though.
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[personal profile] steadydollypegs 2017-05-03 06:29 am (UTC)(link)
Amazin'! [Everybody's got their strengths, after all. Not everybody at the circus was a performer, and even with the performers not everybody went up on the high wire. Doll gets that, and she doesn't take any offense from whatever tone she took.]

What kinda... 'special effects' have y'cooked up so far? Bet they're exciting!
anti_nonsense: (I'm listening! Just not to you.)

[personal profile] anti_nonsense 2017-05-03 08:39 pm (UTC)(link)
I guess. [Rita doesn't seem that excited.] I've learned how to use most of the tools available to me, but I should be able to incorporate my magic to create effects that can't be done with lighting tricks and pyrotechnics.