Have you looked in the mirror lately? Most of you, unless we have a few highly intelligent animals or some extraterrestrials, are humans. The ones in Remoor are just like us; they are just allowed to own Pokemon. They live to be about 100 years old; many of the elderly died in the war. Humans have no powers or special abilities. They are susceptible to psychic attacks and ghostly possessions; many Pokemon and mutants are not.
These are normal humans with an interesting power or ability. These are the people who can use telekinesis, set things on fire with their mind, and leap tall buildings in a single bound. Mutants are rarer than normal humans and a small subset of the population. A mutation is also the only way, aside from a god's gift, that humans can live beyond a hundred. While there is a wide spectrum for powers, ranging from physical to mental, there are some things mutations cannot do. These powers do not allow users to change their size or grow body parts. A mutant may be able to fly like Peter Pan; they cannot grow a pair of wings to do it with. They are weaker than most Pokemon.
These are those chosen by legendaries, or powerful Pokemon, to recieve some sort of advantage or disadvantage. These will be closely examined before accepted. We do not need very many of these; there are likely less than 100 on the planet. Each legendary may only give one blessing. They may only give two curses.
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The “Blessed”: These are the people blessed by legendaries or extremely powerful Pokemon. They receive a gift from their respective deity. These can be physical, mental, or physiological benefits. Most of these blessings are given for great and good deeds. The legendaries do not hand out these gifts frivolously. The power-granted will often reflect the god that gave them. Some examples of powers: immortality (granted by Arceus), great skill in combat (granted by Keldeo), and a beautiful voice (given by Meloetta. The player must have their idea approved by the appropriate legendary. Unlike mutants, these powers are not present at birth; they can also be taken away at a god’s bidding.
Each legendary may bless one character. Some, such as Arceus, are exceptions; they must receive staff permission.
Blessings must be given out for good deeds. They may not be given out of personal reasons. Lovers will, without very good logic, not be a recipient of these powers.
Blessings usually last a much shorter time than any of the others; the gods are cautious with their choices.
A "Blessed" is unable to express their relationship to a legendary in any outward manner to a normal human; they may speak of it among their own kind.
The “Accursed”: These people usually committed great crimes or misdeeds. The gods have decided that they deserve punishment, outside of human justice. These are never beneficial to the afflicted; no one will be cursed with super-strength or godly good looks. Some examples follow: an inability to truly die (accompanied by constant pain), blindness, and being forced to live life in a hideous form. Unlike with mutants, these powers are not present at birth; they can also be taken away at a god’s bidding.
These are subject to limitations and higher staff scrutiny
Each legendary may curse one character. There are exceptions.
The punishment must fit the god and the crime. These are rarely given out due to personal grudges.
Curses are long term
Speaking of their curse causes pain.
Pokemorphs are fusions of humans and Pokemon; they are produced by science. Almost all of them, with very few exceptions, work for Pravus. The process is rarely done on anything other than experienced Pravus members. They often have scales, extra limbs, tails, pointed teeth, wings, and other Pokemon characteristics. They are very rarely not obvious in their species; most have far more than just ears and a tail. They also gain powers relating to their Pokemon counterparts. Fire types, for example, can withstand large amounts of heat. The most valuable power for them, especially as spies, is the ability to turn into their Pokemon counterpart. Many humans dislike them.
They are considered humans with human rights. They may own Pokemon and train. They give birth to children in a human-manner. Some of them are mixes of one or more Pokemon. They can evolve through use of stones and under situations of extreme stress. The process is very painful; months of therapy follows.
Are you dead? Ghosts are the spiritual remains of the deceased; they can be either Pokemon or human beings. They range in age from a few thousand years old to seventeen. They are transparent and only able to move things with a great deal of energy. Most of the time, unless their clothing covers it up, you can easily see how they died. Many people in Remoor, used to ghosts, just leave them alone; some citizens, who find their presence an abomination, try to exorcise them. They are rare.
Pokemon are "animals" that are able to control the elements. They are extremely powerful, very dangerous, and subject to the infection. They can live anywhere from thirty years to beyond a few thousand. In Remoor, Pokemon have the ability to talk. Like humans they vary widely in intelligence and abilities. Pokemon do not have the same rights as humans (even if they are mentally equal). There is more variation in coloration than seen in the game; you are allowed to play both hybrids and partially infected Pokemon.
Like the gods of Mount Olympus these are Pokemon that control nature itself. They are immortal and one of a kind; many consider them to be the most powerful beings in the world. They can take on human form in order to disguise themselves and prevent capture. You can view which ones are open in our canon lists.
The vast majority of people in Remoor are neutral to any conflict. They just go about their daily lives and care little about what goes on behind the scenes. Most citizens, unless they directly offend Pravus, are blind to the darkness of their government. Many of these people own Pokemon and treat them well.
While Remoor still has a government, the region is controlled by Pravus. This organization originated many years ago as a fraternity at Avarius. They were started as a pharmaceutical company; they eventually purchased enough governmental power to become their own party. At the current moment, using advanced weaponry and Pokemorphs, Pravus is the only thing standing between Nada Citadel and an infected attack. Most people, who find it hard to remember when Pravus did not control them, see them as a part of life. They do dark things behind the scene: experimentation, assassination, war profiteering, exile those that dislike them, and brainwash children. Most of their ranks are not soldiers; they are made mostly of civilian professions, civilian allies, and scientists. This small sector of the population is extremely powerful. They portray themselves as the party of safety, intelligence, and stability. Every so often, to keep the populace happy, they will throw the citizens a bone.
Those in this alignment detest Pravus and their actions; they are usually personally effected by the darker side of the government. Pravus, disguising the attack as a gang fight, destroyed the backbone of Anti-Pravus organizations a few years ago. This alignment is mostly made up of small and splintered factions.
Anti-Pokemon Rights Activists
Some people, for various reasons, hate Pokemon. They believe they are nothing more than animals. These are the people who miss the days of unpaid Pokemon labor, Pokemon abuse, and Pokemon meat. Some are obsessed with how things used to be. They are slowly being overshadowed by those who support Pokemon in their plight of inequality; it was not humans that fought off Mewtwo. The prevalence of the infected, things that are animals, has drawn a few more into the Anti-Pokemon fold.
Pokemon Rights Activists
Do you know who N is? He is one. Pokemon rights activists, who can also be Pokemon, fight for the equality of the creatures. Many trainer are slowly turning to this side of the equation. Many of these humans detest Pokeballs and their implications of slavery.
Usually thought of as quirky, in an age mostly without religion, these folks hold to the old ways. They give daily offerings to the Legendary of their choice and follow ancient rituals.
It's about fifty-fifty. From an early age humans are raised in the presence of Pokemon, and are taught about their relationship with them, whether as equals or as superiors. Unlike the other races humans do not have many defenses, so having at least one Pokemon is a standard. Some humans, especially those advocating for Pokemon Rights, choose to revoke their trainer's license. Some reasons people choose not to train are as follows: Pokemon are expensive, Pokemon allergies are common, and some people just dislike the creatures.
What is the Acceptable Level for a Trainer's Pokemon?
A reasonable one. How often does your character train? Someone who only keeps a Pokemon around as the equivalent of a smart house pet will not have very high-leveled Pokemon. Age also matters. Experience is gathered by both time and training, and no matter how often one engages in battles, they will be unable to get their Pokemon to level 100 within the span of a week. It takes years for that to occur, so if you are making a strong team the trainer raised themselves, they should not be 15. If you want anything over level 80 the character should be at least 40 years old.
Do Mutants have a Particular Allegiance?
They do not. Mutants are spread equally among the faction spectrum, though Pravus does desire to recruit those with notable and useful abilities.
Can Humans Become Mutants?
They are born with mutant abilities; they cannot be created. Many humans born with mutations will lose them if they are not used. Any attempts to imbue a human with a mutant ability, unless a mutant has the ability to, say, temporarily give someone a power from another mutant, results in failure and death.
Can My Mutant have the Ability to *Insert a Million Things*?
There is a limit to a mutant's power. Those who can master many different types of abilities, like control over multiple elements, are weaker than those with control over only one element. There is also the fact that a stronger power may have serious drawbacks to a person's health. Just remember: if you think you may be overdoing it with your mutant's abilities, then you probably are overdoing it.
Can Pokemon have Jobs?
It depends on the Pokemon. Those that are stronger or more humanoid can easily attain employment, though smaller and more quadrupedal Pokemon will have a hard time convincing employers that they won't mess up the workplace. However, it is a standard practice to always pay Pokemon a lower wage than the human races.
Are There Important Pokemon in Pravus?
Pokemon actually tend to avoid Pravus, unless they belong to a trainer in the organization. There are many uncomfortable rumors about Pokemon experimentation and brainwashing, not to mention that getting the DNA for the Pokemorph process requires a painful operation on the species of preference. There are a few high-ranking Pokemon in the organization, however. Many of these are humanoid in appearance or psychic-types. A member of the Pravus council is supposedly a Pokemon.
Do Pokemon Speak Only their Native Language?
No. Most Pokemon are bilingual, fluent in their native Pokemon language and that of the human races. Pokemon that cannot communicate with humans properly tend to be considered savages.
What is a Spliced Pokemon?
A spliced Pokemon is a hybrid between two or more (the limit is usually four) species of Pokemon. All have been originally produced in Pravus, though there have been a few reports of some escaping and breeding. Seeing one is very rare, as they are extremely expensive. Only Pravus higher-ups and the rich have these Pokemon.
Are There Colors Besides Normal and Shiny?
Yes. Alternate color pelts are possible for all Pokemon species. As long as the colors are not "neon squiggly rainbows" or "red white and blue all hail America" then we will consider them valid.
How do I get a Spliced or Shiny/Alternate Colored Pokemon?
You need to purchase them in the shop. Your character also needs a reason to possess them.
Pokemorphs How are Pokemorphs created?
Pokemorphs are the result of gene-splicing, not breeding between humans and Pokemon. The process is extremely dangerous, and rather risky. It takes nearly a year for Pokemorphs to be considered stable enough to leave the laboratory. Many of them still fail, or face unexpected consequences.
Who can be a Pokémorph?
They exist almost exclusively in the ranks of Pravus. No one under the age of eighteen, unless death is imminent, is allowed to undergo the process. Children between two pokemorphs are possible.
How old must someone be before they can be turned into Pokemorphs?
Almost all of them are older than 25.
What criteria must a Pokemorph meet?
They must be loyal, valuable to Pravus (or a child of a valuable member), and worth the money invested in the experimentation. Pokemorphs very rarely defect from Pravus; those that do seldom live very long. They are usually intelligent, strong, or super-soldiers. They also must always volunteer or give their consent for the process; even when it is done to save a life, even a child, there is paperwork and legal matters to handle.
What features do Pokemorphs have?
No two, even of the same species, are identical. They can have all sorts of features. Some gain extra limbs, eyes, or lose them. Some resemble Nagas, or centaurs. Many of them have skin of an odd coloration, or texture. While not all of them are capable of flight, many of them can grow wings.
Can Pokemorphs own their own Pokemon?
Yes, they have all the rights of normal people. They can own their own Pokemon; many of them choose not to.
Do Pokemorphs evolve?
Most of the time, they are given the DNA of a fully evolved Pokemon. But, if they are in a very dire situation, they can evolve like a normal Pokemon. The process is extremely painful, and debilitating though. It often ends in death.
How are Pokemorphs created?
Pokemorphs are most often created by Pravus and the process is held very secretive. Some Pravus scientists who left have exported a small amount of the process. Those outside of Pravus who are not horrifically deformed is less than one or two percent. Scientists who do it almost always have doctorates or advanced degrees in genetic processes. Keep it realistic; no back-alley gangster playing with the process is going to develop the process.
How powerful are Pokemorphs when compared to Pokemon? Mutants? Normal trainers?
Most pokemorphs, unless seriously trained, are not as powerful as their strongest Pokemon counterparts. They can use attacks, have resistance to elements, and control what their Pokemon can. While they are strong they are usually weaker than very strong mutants. Pokemorphs are far stronger than normal trainers, and the very experienced can take down Pokemon of level fifty.
Can my Pokemorph look normal until he shifts into a Pokemon form?
No. All Pokemorphs have traits of Pokemon DNA on them at all times. The degree, of course, is varied but it still shows. However, most Pokemorphs are able to take on the form of the Pokemon they were morphed with, like any shape-shifter, though the process can be painful. Some are able to voluntarily shift their body parts to grow sharper claws and the like without becoming entirely like a Pokemon. There are also a few who are unable to shift into a full form, but the degree of control is, as said before, highly varied depending on the individual.
Can my Pokemorph be made of more than one Pokemon?
Spliced morphs are a very rare thing. Pravus has been looking into their existence as a possibility, but so far it has been unsuccessful. Most spliced morphs do not survive. Those that do tend to not only be deformed physically and/or mentally scarred, but they also suffer from chronic health complications due to the chaotic presence of more than two species in one body. Most that do exist are not able to shift into a full form.
What is a "Second Generation" Pokemorph?
These Pokemorphs are the only way one would be able to have pre-evolved DNA. One or more of their parents was a Pokemorph. As a result the character must be younger than twenty years old; it unlikely, due to the date of the creation of the first successful morph, that they be older. Their alliances tend to be Pravus due to their parents, but some are rebellious. The organization is also highly interested in them, due to these morphs being the only source for observing the effects of evolution.
Do Pokemorphs have Levels?
No. Unlike Pokemon they do not have a specific measure for their strength. However, like humans, if they train and eat healthy, they are sure to get stronger. They do have moves despite this, but these moves depend on the Pokemon whose DNA was used for the morphing, and the ability of the morph itself. For example, most moves could not be used outside of a full form shift.
Can my Pokemorph have X or Y Wacky Gimmick?
Before you consider making them part Magcargo so they always have to keep moving or else harden and die, or a male Kingdra morph just so they can have babies, please ask yourself: Would any educated scientist, who likely has multiple degrees, and has been in the field for a long time, and is in their right mind, and has their job on the line, decide it was an alright idea to try out that combination? If the life of the patient will be heavily compromised they will not go through with it. There must be a logical hypothesis that requires a (hopefully) willing volunteer in these cases.
How are Human and Pokemon Ghosts Different?
Human ghosts tend to be far less "substantial" than Pokemon ghosts. They also retain their appearance in life, while many ghost Pokemon go on to possess certain objects and become a new species, or simply form as an entirely different spirit. This is not true in the case of all Pokemon, however. Additionally, Pokemon ghosts can be affected by non-physical attacks, while human ghosts can only be touched by Dark types.
Is There Ghost Discrimination?
There is, unfortunately. Many people fear that ghosts are actually evil beings just taking the form of one passed away, and the unnerving aura they can give tends to drive off others. It's difficult for them to find work because they often have a tenuous hold on physical objects at best.
Why do People Become Ghosts?
Many follow the cliche of having "unfinished business", in that they have such strong ties holding them to the real world. They can't leave until they take care of it. Others are held by extremely strong emotions such as hate. Most ghosts were either psychic mutants, or had the potential to develop psychic powers.
Are There Ghost Trainers?
Of course! Pokemon tend to be more accepting of an undead individual due to the sheer prevalence of ghosts among themselves. There has been many a sentimental reunion between a ghost and their loyal Pokemon.
How do Ghosts Possess People?
By hijacking their minds. Only powerful ghosts can possess living beings, others will just have to settle for taking over a rotting corpse. Possession tends to wear the ghost out, however, and so one does not hear of too many possession stories on the news.
Character Faction FAQ
Why isn't Pravus Terrorizing Nada?
They are and they aren't. Keep in mind that Pravus still needs to keep the appearance of generally looking out for its people. If they gained too horrible of a reputation then other regions may get involved. The crimes they commit are exposed every now and then, but are covered up in various ways. A member of Pravus will not be evil just for the sake of it, as they still have their jobs and reputation on the line. They are a stable government. They often are forced to do things such as rationing.
What Sort of People are Anti-Pravus?
All sorts of people! They range from the former Rangers who weren't killed or taken captive by Pravus, to the remnants of Nada's gym system, to gangs that just want to topple Pravus and claim supremacy for themselves. Sadly, the latter is far more influential than the former two, and Pravus tends to spread the idea that Anti-Pravus sentiments are just evil plots.
Are Anti-Pokemon Supporters all Evil?
Surprisingly, no. No faction is ever truly evil. In fact, much of the Anti-Pokemon faction tends to be ignorant and uneducated, not knowing much about their Pokemon companions besides superstitious nonsense. Some people have their lives based around using Pokemon for work, and reforms would practically drive them out of their already poor homes. Even some Pokemon support this movement, claiming that Pokemon Rights Activists would destroy the relationship between trainers and Pokemon and only make Pokemon inequality worse.
What About Other Teams?
Team Rocket and other organizations certainly exist in Remoor, though their presence is small. They tend to be categorized under Anti-Pravus, as they dislike them getting a monopoly on the region's wealth.
What Legendary Religions Exist?
If there is a legendary, some people will find a way to worship it. The most common establishment is the Church of Arceus, which worships Arceus as a chief creator deity, followed by all of the other legends in a sort of hierarchical pantheon. There are also more specific religions. All Johto legends have their own shrines and rituals for prayer, and there are festivals in honor of the Hoenn legendaries. The main legendary(s) of worship all depends on the region. However, some legendaries are considered taboo to worship. These would be those like Giratina, Darkrai, Destinae, and the man-made legends like Mewtwo.
How Bad are the Tensions Between Pravus and its Opposers?
There is no open fighting in the streets--yet. There are occasionally protests. Tensions are very high, as being cooped up in close proximity has done neither faction any good. Pravus cannot take preemptive action without being called out as cruel and reactionary. Anti-Pravus groups have not been able to settle their differences and organized. However, one day the bubble will pop, and the city may just go up in flames.
What Factions do each of the Races Prefer?
Humans have a tendency to swing towards Anti-Pravus sentiments, but that number only looks large because humans are the majority, and in reality they are more evenly spread. Mutants are evenly split between all factions. Pokemon tend to lean towards Anti-Pravus, but often they go along with the views of their trainer. Pokemorphs are almost exclusively Pravus; the only exceptions are those made by other organizations (usually failures) or the very few on the run from Pravus, though they likely won't survive for long. Ghosts tend to be neutral, as many don't feel the need to concern themselves in politics.
Last Edit: Oct 27, 2013 14:59:57 GMT -5 by Feather
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