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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] whattaprick 2017-04-03 04:37 am (UTC)(link)
[ After giving him all that shit about not scaring Pokemon and not yelling at them, honestly, she can't even take her own advice?! ]

Hey, don't-- [ It's a lost cause. She's off and running, and Lambert's just sort of here to watch things play out with a shrug. Some people may make it their business to stage interventions, but not the witcher. Besides, he feels like Carly would just argue with him even more about it even if he tried ... might as well let her figure out the lesson the hard way?

Although they are fairly exposed up here. With all this ruckus, who knows that they're going to attract... ]
Edited (ADDED MORE WORDS BECAUSE I CAN) 2017-04-03 14:40 (UTC)
insidescoop: credit - haptisms @ lj (>3>)

[personal profile] insidescoop 2017-04-03 11:41 pm (UTC)(link)
[Well, fortunately, they seem to still be facing exactly One Cubone. And as soon as she's a few paces away, Carly's digging in her purse again for the one thing she needs. A big, white and red ball, which she throws and-


] Ahhhhh...! It's okay, really, it's fine..!

[For a brief moment, cubone seemed to have gone into the ball. A brief moment. Immediately after, it broke out.]
whattaprick: (lone wolf)

[personal profile] whattaprick 2017-04-04 11:50 pm (UTC)(link)
[ Lambert doesn't bother to hide his snicker. ]

Doesn't seem all that eager to tag along with us, is it?

[ The cute little Cubone doesn't seem so entertained by the proceedings, particularly being zapped into a ball and released only a minute later. Its stubby little tail waves back and forth, bone club shaking. ]

Cubone! BONE!!!

[ Not so peaceful, now. Not particularly threatening to Lambert, since it's reminiscent more of a child throwing a tantrum, but ... ]

What the hell did you just throw at it anyway?
Edited (i realized he had no idea what the fuck a pokeball even was, gj) 2017-04-05 02:32 (UTC)
insidescoop: (MMMMMM...)

[personal profile] insidescoop 2017-04-09 02:14 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm going to keep trying though, for their sake..! [she insists, throwing another. As for the ball...she holds the third one up before there's any need to throw it.] It's a pokeball! They're used to make the capture official, and the bond too~ ...You didn't use the one I told you to use for 'Pig', did you...

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[personal profile] whattaprick 2017-04-10 09:51 am (UTC)(link)
Uh ...

[ That have been part of her lecture that Lambert had initially ignored. Oops? If it's any consolation, he did at least put it in his pocket, . He glances over at Pig, who seems unconcerned by the proceedings, even as Cubone doesn't even wait to be hit by the Pokeball this time, it just swats it away with its bone club. In another life, Cubone should have tried out for Little League. ]

... Maybe you ought to try knocking it out, first. [ Knocking things out is not the solution to everything, Lambert, so he'll cough into his hand and try again. ] Or feeding it. Seems friendlier than throwing things at it.
insidescoop: credit - haptisms @ lj (nnnnooooooooooo...)

[personal profile] insidescoop 2017-04-10 08:22 pm (UTC)(link)
This is different from before! And it won't work if they're knocked out, either, [she responds with a huff, digging through her bag continuously.] Trainers throw these to get their pokemon...when we got Pig it was different! I need to do it the right way..! [she insists, throwing again. She's got like. TWENTY of these, it has to work right???

] I-If I don't do it the right way, it won't feel right!!
whattaprick: (sincerity)

let me ... know if this works LMFAO

[personal profile] whattaprick 2017-04-12 03:04 pm (UTC)(link)
Suit yourself.

[ Hey, he was just trying to be helpful. However, since she isn't giving in, Lambert's just going to ... go find a non-on-fire rock to sit down on while she exhausts her throwing arm, offering useless side-commentary like 'raise your elbow higher' and 'try aiming for its blind spot.' In the meantime, Cubone either keeps batting away or popping out of each successive ball Carly throws, the alarm and irritation turning into... amusement, somehow? Lambert can't really tell, but the Cubone's chatter seems to have become happier, somehow, like frustrating Carly's efforts has just become another game to play. ]
insidescoop: credit - haptisms @ lj (nnnnooooooooooo...)

It's perfect!

[personal profile] insidescoop 2017-04-14 08:55 pm (UTC)(link)
[While cubone is amused, Carly is growing more and more desperate. And as such...more weepy. She's on her last three pokeballs at this point-throwing 'three' has her arm shaking. Throwing 'two'...] Th...S...

[She curls up where she's already been brought to her knees, staring at the last pokeball. A shiny black and gold, a very costly 'souvenir'. And now it's...her last hope.

She does the only thing that makes sense.
] Aaaauhhh...wuaaaaaahhhhhhh...

[She cries.] N...Not all of them...all of them failed, and now it's just this one leeeeeeefffftt...snfffgh...AAAAAAAUUUUUHHHHH....!!

whattaprick: (these wooounds they will not heeeal)

[personal profile] whattaprick 2017-04-15 10:47 pm (UTC)(link)
[ The sobbing and the crying is pretty ridiculous, in Lambert's opinion (not that any of this entire adventure so far has been anything but ridiculous) and a lot of fuss for nothing. As Carly bawls pathetically on the ground, he rolls his eyes, of half a mind to just pick her up by the scruff and haul her away over his shoulder before they really do end up attracting other monsters.

The little Cubone, though, cocks its head when the balls stop flying at it. It would appear the game is over, then? But the funny, noisy not-Pokemon's still holding on to something that looks like what it had been throwing, but more interesting!

While Lambert raises his brows, the little bone-headed creature toddles closer and closer, until it's close enough to reach a stubby arm out to the black and gold ball and give it a gentle tap with its claw. ]
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[personal profile] insidescoop 2017-04-16 08:05 pm (UTC)(link)

[It's a mess of sniffling...weeping...

Strange laser sounds and wiggling-oh hold on. Carly's sniffling rather abruptly slows, and she sits up with a jolt. The cubone has most certainly gone in. But more importantly...

It wiggles once. Twice. And with the third gives a loud click, before Carly stands out with an astonished gasp.

AHHH!! Lambert, they went in on their own! [THANK GOODNESS-]
whattaprick: (nyeh nyeh)

[personal profile] whattaprick 2017-04-18 12:17 am (UTC)(link)
Probably got tired of hearing you yell so much.

[ All's well that ends well in Alola ... maybe? Also, wow, she certainly cheered up real fast -- it's almost eerie how quickly that crying shut off.

He's going to have to remember that if she ever gets the waterworks started again. It's useful information to have, if he's going to be scouting with her again, or if he decides to accept the Ringmaster's offer.

In the meantime ... Lambert glances at Pig, shrugs, and wiggles the ball at it. ]

Wanna try it? [ The little Mudbray doesn't look convinced, but a gentle toss later, it's also ensconced in the Pokeball on the ground, and Lambert looks down with a snort. ]

How do they even fit in there? [ Can't be magic, or his medallion would be going crazy. ]
Edited 2017-04-18 00:17 (UTC)
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[personal profile] fortuneglass 2017-04-18 08:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Th-That's definitely not it!! He would have run away if that was the case... [She pauses, suddenly eyeing the ball worriedly.] ...right... [Hrnnnn... well, regardless of what's all going on here, Carly's attention moves to focus on Lambert and Pig for the moment, before she eagerly answers his likely hypothetical question.]

Oh!! It's sort of like how a magic bag works, I think? The ones that you can put more things in, even though they're really small...

A-Anyway, the balls are actually tiny little environments~! [Carly continues, nodding.] So right now, this cubone is in a beautiful paradise just for them...~

...Mnnh, probably the best one actually, this pokeball cost a lot more than the others...
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[personal profile] whattaprick 2017-04-21 03:49 am (UTC)(link)
I've heard of sorceresses putting whole worlds into a tent, but I can't pick up any magic from this. [ The magic, clearly, would make sense as an explanation to him; magic can explain nearly everything that seems impossible. Technology, however, is another story entirely, and he looks at the ball in his hand super dubiously like he's not quite sure of Carly's explanation. ]

How long can you keep them in there? [ Paradise or not, does it come with food and water? You can already practically see him mentally calculating it... ]
insidescoop: credit - haptisms @ lj (NOW WHATCHU TALKIN ABOUT)

[personal profile] insidescoop 2017-04-21 04:02 am (UTC)(link)
That's because it's science this time! They just used electronics, and computers....all kinds of things like that. [STUFF SHE DIDN'T LEARN ABOUT, YE SEE...

And she's caught that mental calculation kick off sir-
] D-Don't leave them in there just to keep them out of the way!! It's supposed to be a transport method!!
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[personal profile] whattaprick 2017-04-24 10:03 pm (UTC)(link)
I wasn't thinking about it. [ Lambert answers, apparently having zero problem lying baldly -- and badly -- to Carly's face. He's just exploring options, okay? Nothing she needs to worry about. But good to know. Anyway, it's just a matter of hedging his bets in case it turns out the Carnival doesn't have any room for animals... ]

So what are you going to do with it now? [ A change of subject is always a good thing. Right? ] Now that you've rescued it from certain death and all.
insidescoop: (Bwueh?)

[personal profile] insidescoop 2017-04-25 10:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Hmmnnnnnmm... [She's pretty suspicious...

But, the cubone is a good distraction, and with a big grin, she tosses it to the ground. Come on out-!
] Naturally, we have to introduce ourselves properly~!


[The cubone manifests, and stares rather blankly.] I'm going to be your trainer now~
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[personal profile] whattaprick 2017-05-01 08:08 pm (UTC)(link)
[ What's there to be suspicious of? He's the very model of good behavior and trustworthiness, all right?

In any case, when the Cubone pops out and stares at Carly, Lambert doesn't bother to smother his snicker behind his hand. ]

Looks like it's not too happy you popped it out of there.
insidescoop: credit - alpha-graphics @ lj (Yeeeeeheheh)

[personal profile] insidescoop 2017-05-02 09:48 am (UTC)(link)
That's just you! [She protests, looking back to the cubone as she pulls out her Bean Bag.] Here~ Now that I'm your trainer, I can give these without any guilt at all!~


Well, the cubone is perking up at least...