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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.
anti_nonsense: (I am SO gonna make you hurt!)

[personal profile] anti_nonsense 2017-04-17 03:25 am (UTC)(link)
[With her hands still held out in a spellcasting gesture, Rita looks at the stranger, though she's still clearly agitated.]

What do you think? Th-that's what's wrong!

[She looks back sharply at the 'ghost'. The Haunter, having been blasted with a couple fireballs, wobbles weakly as it sinks toward the floor.]

What the hell is it!?
hippocarnival: (✮ 103 ✮)

[personal profile] hippocarnival 2017-04-17 03:55 am (UTC)(link)
[Yuya follows her gaze.] I heard the only things here are people and "Pokemon" so... I guess a Pokemon? It looks kind of like a ghost...

[Ghost, Pokemon. Ghost Pokemon.

Yuya raises his camera and snaps a picture before the Haunter hits the floor.]
It doesn't look good. What'd you do to it?
anti_nonsense: (how predictable.)

[personal profile] anti_nonsense 2017-04-17 04:52 am (UTC)(link)
[A Pokemon... right. That's what she came here to photograph, after all, but seeing one that looked so... weird, it startled Rita so badly she'd forgotten all about that. She takes a deep breath and tries to compose herself before answering curtly:]

Blasted it with fire. [The Haunter groans pitifully.] It deserved it for jumping out at me like that.
hippocarnival: (my life is a mess ✮)

[personal profile] hippocarnival 2017-04-17 04:58 am (UTC)(link)
[It sure does look pitiful... maybe it was scary before, but seeing it limp on the ground just makes Yuya feel sorry for it.] You couldn't have used a little less fire?

[He slowly approaches the Haunter, kneeling next to it to survey the damage.] Hey, you all right?
anti_nonsense: (Deal with it. B|)

[personal profile] anti_nonsense 2017-04-17 05:11 am (UTC)(link)
It's still alive, isn't it? I held back enough.

[She shrugs, glancing with narrowed eyes at the two of them.]

Don't tell me you're actually worried about that monster.
hippocarnival: (but for me it was tuesday ✮)

[personal profile] hippocarnival 2017-04-17 05:29 am (UTC)(link)
[He frowns, putting his hand on it's... forehead? It's really just a big purple blob. As big as him. What is he even going to do.]

If they're asking people to come and take pictures of it, then it can't be that dangerous.

[He turns back to Rita.] Do you have anything for burns?
anti_nonsense: (I can still hear you though.)

[personal profile] anti_nonsense 2017-04-18 12:26 am (UTC)(link)
[She looks away, seemingly wanting to ignore the situation... but after a few seconds, she sighs, pulls a Burn Heal from her bag, and tosses it at him.]

... Hmph. You'd better take responsibility if it turns around and attacks us.
hippocarnival: (my mom is a punk ✮)

[personal profile] hippocarnival 2017-04-18 01:26 am (UTC)(link)
[Yuya catches the ointment, inspecting it for a moment before he gets to work applying it to the Haunter.] We'll be fine! Anyway, if it does then you're far enough away to start running before it gets you.

[He turns back to the Pokemon.] Um--I don't know if this is gonna sting, so just hold still, okay?
anti_nonsense: (I'm listening! Just not to you.)

[personal profile] anti_nonsense 2017-04-20 10:47 pm (UTC)(link)
[Rita rolls her eyes. She's not likely to run if things go south, anyway. If she feels threatened, she'll probably let fly with some more fire magic.]

You don't need to baby it, you know. Don't these things go around fighting each other all the time, anyway? [By 'these things', she means Pokemon in general.]
hippocarnival: (get out of my house ✮)

[personal profile] hippocarnival 2017-04-21 05:50 am (UTC)(link)
[He glowers at her over his shoulder.] You don't look like a Pokemon to me, so it's not the same. And isn't most of the fighting done with people who take care of them after? It's not to the death!
anti_nonsense: (No one wants your manly musk.)

[personal profile] anti_nonsense 2017-04-22 03:35 am (UTC)(link)
I-It's not like I was going to kill it!

[The Burn Heal is quick to take effect, and the Haunter floats a bit upward and straightens itself, looking pleased with its savior. Rita tenses a bit at its movement, then turns her head away.]

See? It's fine.
hippocarnival: (great day to avoid all responsibility ✮)

[personal profile] hippocarnival 2017-04-23 01:52 am (UTC)(link)
Because we took care of it. ["We". He stands up, smiling at the Haunter now that it seems stable and... honestly, much less intimidating when it just floats there grinning.]

Feel better? Watch out with scaring people, okay?
anti_nonsense: (that's why I'm a genius and you're not)

[personal profile] anti_nonsense 2017-04-24 01:19 am (UTC)(link)
[The Haunter grins and nods as if it understood that (who knows if it really did), and bobs away before disappearing into some other hiding place.

Rita lets out a breath when it vanishes, though it's hard to rest easy knowing it's still around... as are numerous others like it. For now, she turns her attention to the boy instead.]

You're here for the challenge too, right? You better not get in my way.

[She's talking tough for someone who was nearly scared to death a few minutes ago.]
hippocarnival: (I SAID EXCUSE ✮)

[personal profile] hippocarnival 2017-04-24 04:00 am (UTC)(link)
I'm not going to get in the way... [He fidgets with his camera.]

Are you with the carnival too? [Given her lack of, well, understanding to the Pokemon. He figures she may not be local.]
anti_nonsense: (Too bad.)

[personal profile] anti_nonsense 2017-04-24 05:08 am (UTC)(link)
[A look of surprise crosses her face, though it fades quickly.]

That's right. Lighting and special effects. Not like it's my primary occupation or anything, though. [She shrugs dismissively.] I take it you're with them, too.
hippocarnival: (great day to avoid all responsibility ✮)

[personal profile] hippocarnival 2017-04-24 08:54 pm (UTC)(link)
Yeah, I'm an acrobat. My name's Yuya. [He tilts his head.] What do you usually do if not the lighting
anti_nonsense: (that's why I'm a genius and you're not)

[personal profile] anti_nonsense 2017-04-25 08:08 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm a researcher. Name's Rita Mordio. Magic and magic technology are my specialties. I only signed up for the carnival so I could get access to information that can advance my research.
hippocarnival: (✮ 64 ✮)

[personal profile] hippocarnival 2017-04-27 02:31 am (UTC)(link)
Well... do you still like working at the carnival? [If you're selling a year of your life you might as well enjoy it, right?] It's got a lot of magic, right?
anti_nonsense: (i don't even like you really)

[personal profile] anti_nonsense 2017-04-27 05:30 am (UTC)(link)
"Like" it? [Rita didn't expect a question like that, and for a moment, she struggles to articulate an answer.]

I mean... it's stupid. I've never liked crap like this from the beginning. And it's not like I've been with them that long, either.

But the magic... [She glances away. Of course she likes magic. She just doesn't really know this magic yet.] It's my whole reason for being here. I just hope it'll be useful to me and my research.
hippocarnival: (get out of my house ✮)

[personal profile] hippocarnival 2017-04-27 11:27 pm (UTC)(link)
[Yuya's expression sours.] It's not stupid, you didn't have to join if you didn't want to.

What kind of magic are you looking for?
anti_nonsense: (step 1: logic and reasoning)

[personal profile] anti_nonsense 2017-04-28 12:56 am (UTC)(link)
[She's not going to respond to that first bit because she knows what she got herself into, despite her feelings on it. She'll put up with it for the sake of her research but that doesn't mean she'll pretend to enjoy it.]

Anything that I can learn and apply. I mostly specialize in offensive artes for combat... but I also need magic with practical, everyday applications such as lighting, heating, or providing clean water.

I wouldn't dismiss any magic that falls outside those categories, however. [Unless it sounds like literal made-up nonsense, perhaps.] Anything I learn about new theories and forms of magic could potentially lead to new and useful discoveries.
hippocarnival: (is my eye off model ✮)

[personal profile] hippocarnival 2017-04-30 03:45 am (UTC)(link)
So... anything? [That sounds like anything.] We don't really have magic where I'm from.

M[At least not what he thinks of as magic--that's like wizards and magicians, right?] Have you learned anything new?
anti_nonsense: (I'm sure you'll get to the point someday)

[personal profile] anti_nonsense 2017-05-01 06:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Not much, yet. I've only been with the carnival for about a week. [And she's spent most of that week here, in Alola.]

But... there are some promising leads I'll have to follow up on. We've got a few magic-users from other worlds traveling with us. Might be able to arrange an exchange of information with them.
hippocarnival: (✮ 102 ✮)

[personal profile] hippocarnival 2017-05-03 06:42 pm (UTC)(link)
I guess the carnival counts as another world, too. [He hadn't thought of the implications of all this magic from other dimensions.] Do you think it'll be the same? Could anyone use magic?
anti_nonsense: (read a motherfuckin' book)

[personal profile] anti_nonsense 2017-05-03 08:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Depends on the type of magic. Some require certain physical attributes that you're either born with, or you're not.

Most magic from my world can be used by anyone, though. [She pauses, then quickly clarifies.] Anyone with the right tools and knowledge, I mean. You don't just learn it in a day.