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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] steadydollypegs 2017-04-06 05:18 am (UTC)(link)
Sure am! [Doll grins.] Never looked at the stars through a big telescope-- how 'bout you?

[She looks up at him, noticing that he's sweating and offers him her water bottle with a smile.] 'Ere, we've got a ways t'go I think.
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[personal profile] puddingemote 2017-04-08 11:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Ah, thanks!

[He takes the water bottle gratefully, taking a big swig before passing it back.]

I have before. It's been a long time. It's really cool, though!
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[personal profile] steadydollypegs 2017-04-09 09:01 pm (UTC)(link)
'Course! [Doll takes it back and helps herself to another swig too, apparently not at all concerned that a practical stranger's mouth was just on it.]

Yeah? Blimey that's exciting! In truth, I was a bit worried I'd get all th'way up there and find some tiny little glass thing pointed di-rectly into the sun! [She points up to indicate.] What a fool I'd feel then, eh?
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[personal profile] puddingemote 2017-04-14 05:54 pm (UTC)(link)
[What are sanitary bottle sharing habits? They just don't know.]

They'll probably have it pointed at a moon, or something. [He follows her finger, then blinks and looks back - he probably shouldn't look right at the sun like that, even without a telescope.] By the time we get all the way, it'll be getting dark anyway.

[Since it's still a pretty good walk, from the looks of it.]
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[personal profile] steadydollypegs 2017-04-15 04:47 am (UTC)(link)
[What is sanitation? Victorian England just don't know.]

[It isn't terribly nice, but Doll openly laughs when this poor guy looks straight at the sun under her suggestion. Not very bright, is he? She likes that, though-- it's honest.]
I've never seen the moon up close! That'd be right swell!

[She looks at the shadows on the ground and nods.] We'd best get to it, then! I wanna be back t'my trailer before it gets too late, otherwise my brother will worry 'imself sick.
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[personal profile] puddingemote 2017-04-19 03:58 am (UTC)(link)
[He notices her laughing, and can't help but pout a little. But he's not mad at her or anything. In fact, he's ready to get moving.]

Then let's go.

[He offers a hand to help her get up; it's just the polite thing to do.]

Who's your brother? [Whoever he is, Tamaki will be sure to make sure she gets back to him safe. As a brother himself, he understands these things.]
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[personal profile] steadydollypegs 2017-04-21 03:26 am (UTC)(link)
[Doll grins and grabs his hand at the wrist, hoisting herself up with a grunt. After shouldering her bag, she brushes off her backside and starts walking.]

Joker! [From what she understands, Joker's been around a while and he seems to know almost everybody, so clearly no other identifying information is needed, right?] I call 'im my brother, but he raised me, he did. So when I found myself 'ere, I couldn't very well leave him alone. But can you believe he didn' want me to stay? You don' just leave family by themselves, it ain't right.

...but I can at least make it a li'l easier on 'im. Get home b'fore dark an' all.
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[personal profile] puddingemote 2017-04-24 01:59 am (UTC)(link)
You're Manager's sister!? [He sounds a little surprised; Joker told him he had a lot of siblings, but he hadn't heard about another of them showing up, just Snake. Well, this is a development.

Though, knowing what he knows about the Carnival, he thinks he might share Joker's sentiment. As much as he wants to see his sister again, he's not sure he would rest easy if she were here.

On the other hand, he can understand her side of things, too. Even if they aren't really his family, he wouldn't want any of his idol group mates to be here alone, and he would be pretty annoyed if they tried to get him to leave them.]

He's just worried. Sometimes bad things happen here. [Tamaki sounds a little melancholy, but it's not like there's anything that can be done now that she is here.] But if you stay safe, everything will be okay.
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[personal profile] steadydollypegs 2017-04-25 04:58 am (UTC)(link)
Bad things happen everywhere. [Doll points out, still managing to keep a smile on despite the heavier topic. She's not even surprised that this guy knows her brother-- he's been around for a while, after all.] The bad is easier t'weather when you're not alone. When y'got family.

So! [She bounces a little in her step.] How did y'meet Joker?
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[personal profile] puddingemote 2017-04-28 08:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Mm. [It is better, he guesses. It was a lot less scary when his friend Mitsuki was here.]

Manager is my manager. [In case that wasn't obvious.] I'm an acrobat. He helps me with my routines.

[He sounds pretty happy, talking about it. He likes Joker a lot, because Joker has been one of the people who has been there for him since he arrived at the Carnival. He also promised to take care of Tamaki, and has kept to that promise.]
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[personal profile] steadydollypegs 2017-05-02 04:35 am (UTC)(link)
Really? I'm an acrobat too! [Doll does a few little hops of excitement.] He taught me all my tricks, too! But I've got a few that I came up with meself, if you're keen t'learn! [She winks, even more at ease with this boy now that she knows Joker works with him.]

[She sticks out her hand.]
I'm Doll!
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[personal profile] puddingemote 2017-05-03 09:32 pm (UTC)(link)
[Tamaki shakes it.] Tamaki.

I'm an idol back home. [Added as an explanation.] So I mostly knew how to dance and do some other stuff. Manager taught me a lot.

[He sounds pretty appreciative when he continues.] But if you can teach me more, that'd be great.