The Race of Tairo
Many hundreds of years ago, before the regions and their Pokemon leagues, there was a single event that surpassed all others and determined the greatest trainers of the time. The event was a race covering nearly 1,000 miles of scorching deserts, treacherous mountains, and deceptive swampland along the stretch of land known as Tairo. Aside from the elements and terrain, the stretch was known to harbor wild and vicious Pokemon, thieves, and bandits. Known simply as The Race of Tairo, the eventís competitors were put in teams of trainers who had to work together to overcome the obstacles of the race, and often ward off fellow teams to be the first group to make it to the end of Tairo. The members of the team who could do so were considered the undisputed Pokemon Masters of the time.
- Salt Swamp -
So-called because all water in this vast swamp is salt water. There is limited edible vegetation, but once you enter, there is no drinkable water until you reach the streams at the base of Mountain Cliffs. Many trainers, even whole teams, have died in this expanse. The lack of fresh water is only the first problem with this area. Quicksand and blinding fog are two others of the countless obstacles in this, the first leg of the trip.
ESTIMATED TIME OF COMPLETION: 4 days
- Mountain Cliffs -
There is plenty of food and water here, but the steep and treacherous climp up the side of the mountain leads only to freezing temperatures amongst a maze of ice formations. If you lose your way, there is little chance of ever escaping alive. There are also many wild Pokemon here that have no fear of man. Dark Sneasel and prankster Delibird are among them.
ESTIMATED TIME OF COMPLETION: 5 days
- Dark Forest -
This forest has plenty of food, but few bodies of water. It has an old trail, but most of it has been made unidentifiable due to overgrowth. The darkness of the forest does little to help you find your way. Bug Pokemon with hypnotic, poisoning, and paralyzing powders live in abundance in this forest. This forest, above all other places, is known for its thieves and bandits due to the abundance of hiding places and plentiful wild food.
ESTIMATED TIME OF COMPLETION: 3 days
- Sharpedo Bay -
You could go around this bay on a grassy course, but the trip could take over two weeks. The estimated time thru this bay is only two days, but there is plenty of room for things to go wrong. The bay is known for vicious Sharpedo attacking trainers attempting to cross it. Storms are another factor to consider, but without them there is little room for the possibility of getting lost. Be warned the heat of the sun can quickly diminish your limited fresh water supply.
ESTIMATED TIME OF COMPLETION: 2 days
Not a whole lot, this is in the past. No Pokeballs, for one, so itís only logical each trainer wouldnít have many Pokemon. No plastics, some metal OK. Think leathers, but I really donít much care about clothes and accessories. Use your imagination, but keep technological limitations in mind. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me.
It is a land-based race, but flying Pokemon are allowed. However, they are not allowed to fly distances of more than 3 miles a day. Even then, only one person is allowed to ride them during said time. Multiple people may be allowed to ride the Pokemon for up to half a mile a day, and that distance is taken from the 3 mile total. In short, you can use flying Pokemon, but not to avoid the obstacles altogether to finish the race.
At the beginning of the race, each team gets along the starting line a half mile apart. Teams need to get a supervisor who takes them along the starting line to their spot, to make sure they don't get an illegal head start. At one o'clock the day after the RPG starts (RPG time), a flock of pidgey will be released from the city that teams from all over the starting line can see. That is the signal to begin. The supervisor also makes sure the team doesn't start prematurely. The team leaves, the supervisor stays.
No inappropriate language or content, no spirits/ghosts/magic, no godmodding or bunnying (no invincible characters or Pokemon, no controlling another person's character). All characters are normal, no special powers, I consider those godmodding. The RPG must be written in 3rd person story-line format. No legendaries or made up Pokemon. A Pokemon can only use moves it can legally gain in the games.
Because this is a single team working together, I donít expect to have too many RPers. If you wish to participate, post a sample of your RPing and a basic bio of your character. Remember, it's semi-medievil and characters should be created and RPed accordingly. Also, don't feel bad if I reject you. I want just a few, GOOD, RPers and I intend to make sure that happen as best as I can.
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