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[ ❇ ] I N T R O D U C T I O N
Five years ago, the very foundations of Orre had been rocked to their core.

Through science, Team Cipher had created an artificial process to close off the hearts of Pokémon, twisting them into vicious monsters known as Shadow Pokémon. With the assistance of Team Snagnem, these men and women scoured Orre, terrorizing its denizens and stealing their Pokémon through underhanded threats and violence. Nonetheless, help would come from unexpected places, as a former member of Team Snagem would crusade throughout Orre, snagging Shadow Pokémon and purifying their hearts. Through his efforts, Team Cipher would be defeated—their schemes brought to an end in a final battle watched over by Ho-oh itself.

Following Cipher's defeat, a professor by the name of Krane had begun to study Shadow Pokémon, taking a group of students under his wing. With his research, Krane would create the Purification Chamber—a project dedicated to purifying the hearts of Pokémon at a much faster rate than the hero had done so using the Relic Stone located near Agate Village. However, with the sudden disappearance of the S.S. Libra—a large cargo ship carrying Pokémon on its way to Orre—and mysterious rumors of nefarious masked individuals, the region finds itself once again shaken and stirred.

The day of reckoning is at hand, and only the brave heroes of Orre can stop it.
[ ❇ ] T H E S E T T I N G
As suggested by the title, this roleplay will be taking place within the time frame of XD: Gale of Darkness, which follows the events of Colosseum that had happened roughly five years ago.

Contrary to most Pokémon roleplays, this roleplay will be have mature themes, echoing the darkness represented within the Orre games. As I've always found the gameplay to struggle representing the nature of Shadow Pokémon, in this roleplay they will be represented as they are made out to be—twisted monstrosities that have no issue with violently assaulting individuals, and perhaps even killing them due to their evil nature. These Pokémon are supposed to be vengeful, with the door to their hearts closed off by Team Cipher, and I want to represent that in this roleplay.

Similarly, Team Snagem and Cipher will be much more threatening than they are made out to be in the video games. Members of Team Snagem are supposed to be thuggish bandits who steal Pokémon from their trainers, whereas Team Cipher is supposed to be a group of nefarious masterminds behind the creation of Shadow Pokémon, but just like any Pokémon game, they usually just give up after losing a battle. These teams shouldn't be afraid to beat someone to a crisp or shank a guy, therefore members of Team Snagem and Cipher will be represented as such here.

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[ ❇ ] O O C I N F O R M A T I O N
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Below is a list of basic rules and guidelines that will be applied to this roleplay. It is recommended that you read through them thoroughly, as everyone will be upheld to the rules. Anyone who fails to uphold the rules will be met with equal punishment depending on how severe the infraction happens to be.

Pacing: Typically, I expect at least a minimum of a post a week for any RP I GM. At the same time, however, it is understandable that someone might find themselves busy as everyone has some sort of obligation, whether it be school, work, and so on and so forth. If you do find yourself unable to post for some time, please make sure I and any CoGMs know so that your character can be moved temporarily into the background to avoid holding up the roleplay.

Posting: Whilst I don't expect everyone to be the greatest writer in the world, please try to write at a high casual to an advanced level. This doesn't mean that you should write a rambling novel, rather, it means to write something of considerable quality. Ensure your post is fluid and flows with the scene, check your grammar and spelling—that kind of stuff.

Etiquette: Put simply, don't be an ass to everyone. We're here to have fun roleplaying, so don't incite arguments and flame your fellow roleplayers. As long as you follow these rules and the guild rules, we should be fine and dandy.


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Can my starter be Weedle, and can my character exclusively use bug pokemon?
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on that note I'll probably use Eevee
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Can my starter be Weedle, and can my character exclusively use bug pokemon?


Sure.

And in response to some confusion had on discord, everyone starts with one Pokémon at the beginning.
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Fixed the coding issue. The code tags were cannibalizing the fontmeme link for whatever reason, which ruined the start of the template. Should be fine now that I've uploaded the fontmeme link to imgur and used that instead.
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Oh my, what have I gotten myself into? This appears to be a much higher level RP than I had anticipated. I'll still participate if I have the time, but I should warn you, I will probably be on the low end of the quality to expect and overall play very cringely.

I'll be thinking about my character and their starter pokemon. I'll probably wait a day or two before I make my character sheet, but I *might* have it out today.
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Oh my, what have I gotten myself into? This appears to be a much higher level RP than I had anticipated. I'll still participate if I have the time, but I should warn you, I will probably be on the low end of the quality to expect and overall play very cringely.

I'll be thinking about my character and their starter pokemon. I'll probably wait a day or two before I make my character sheet, but I *might* have it out today.


No worries. As long as you can give something at least casual length, then you should be fine. I'm not going to hound you unless you - for instance - write a sentence and consider a post done and dealt with. Who knows? Trying out a high casual/advanced RP might help improve your writing.
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I'm in no rush, but since you all are tossing up WIPs, I'll see about reviewing what has been posted so far later this weekend.
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I lie. We'll say it's a WIP right now. She's a bit vanilla. I need to do s'more.
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This is an incomplete first draft obviously, and I am welcome to and greatly encourage constructive criticism. And this level of BBcode is a tad above my usual level.

As a side note, with the obvious exception of my incredibly clique starter pokemon (I'm sorry, but Eevee is adorable and I don't have a good enough idea on what I am doing to pick a non-starter), can I make Colton use primarily Ice pokemon?
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@Quote5 there's nothing stopping you from using primarily ice types. You could even evolve your eevee into a glaceon one day
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@Lord Orgasmo Isn't Glaceon Gen 4? And Gale of Darkness is Gen 2? I mean, if I can get a Glaceon that would be awesome, keap with my ice theming, but if not I will probably to with the Vaporon, the closest to ice I could get while sticking to gen 2.
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@Lord Orgasmo Isn't Glaceon Gen 4? And Gale of Darkness is Gen 2? I mean, if I can get a Glaceon that would be awesome, keap with my ice theming, but if not I will probably to with the Vaporon, the closest to ice I could get while sticking to gen 2.


Gale of Darkness is Gen 3, but there are two Gen 4 Pokemon in XD so it really doesn't matter what generation they're from, especially when I did mention before that Orre imports Pokemon from other regions, so you'll be able to find any Pokemon here.
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@Sola Huh, alright cool. I guess Glaceon is on the table. Sweet.
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