There once was nothing in the vast universe. Nothing, but a single churning mass of chaos full of crushed up debris and constantly shifting forms of energy. Eventually, over countless millennium upon millennium, a large, pure-white egg formed in the complete middle of the mess. When the time was finally at the right, the egg hatched in the Original One, Arceus. From that Original One, was six, not five, as the current legends claim there was. They were the power of Time, Dialga; the power of Space, Palkia; the power of Emotion, Mesprit; the power of Knowledge, Uxie; the power of Willpower, Azelf; and lastly, the power of Death, Giratina. From those six, time ticked, space expanded. Both humankind and Pokemon were created, and given emotion, knowledge, and willpower. The last thing was death itself. Land formed itself, though all was distorted and bent out of shape. The sea carved itself into the land, creating an eternal dispute between the two to see who deserved to be more dominant. Life was good, though, as other Legendary Pokemon were made by the Original One, to restore and keep balance when ever unkempt. They balanced out land and water, and watched from the skies. They roamed the lands and the skies. The protected the land, they protected nature. They floated, fought, danced. They lived life happily together. After they had done all in their power they could do to shape the earth, the six great ones took great sleep along with the Original One. But through the sleep of one of the mighty ones, came dark thoughts, ones that chilled the bone and sent shivers up and down the spine. Thoughts that would ultimately change the world forever.
In his mighty cave hidden from the rest of the world, the embodiment of Death, Giratina, slept. As he did, he thought long and hard. While he slept, Giratina was still able to keep his eye on the world like he had been born to do. As he did, he watched time and time again the other Legendary using their powers for things other than the hatred that was death. Soon, Giratina grew quite jealous of this. After many years of living in anguish, Giratina personally confronted Arceus. The large Pokemon demanded an explanation to why he only controlled such minor powers. Arceus simply replied by saying he chose Giratina's abilities for a reason, and felt that the dragon was the only Pokemon powerful and responsible enough to control the powers. This made Giratina all the more mad. He returned to his cave, and sealed himself off from the rest of the world. Over countless years of being alone, Giratina stumbled upon something in the depths of his own mind. He thought - no, he realized - that with no Arceus to govern the world, it would slowly but surely revert back to it's original state. And in the mighty chaos, he would be the one ruler, the one who created all land, and brought his mighty law to all who served and lived in his domain. He dreamed of the day when he would rule all of that darkness, where no one opposed him, where he was king; where he was god. Giratina devised a devious plan to rally up troops of the shadow - to rally them up, and ultimately destroy Arceus in one final showdown where he resides; the Beginning Dimension. And, fortunately for him, so did three other powerful, and yet sadly, evil Pokemon; Darkrai, Mewtwo, and Deoxys.
Giratina hatched yet another idea. While he was recruiting combatants for his shadow army, he would contact the three other evil Pokemon, and see if they would make a pact to ally up with each other. Ready to depart, Giratina left his cronies to watch over his cave, and took flight to Darkrai's island. Little did he know, Arceus was watching him. As Giratina flew over the caves and foothills of Sinnoh, his shadow left an eerie mark on the land. Soon, in about a day, Giratina made his way onto the island Darkrai resided on. Darkrai had already been recruiting a few myrmidons for his own personal doings. For over a month now they have been landing sneak attacks on Canalave City, the closest city to Newmoon Island. When Giratina informed Darkrai of his plans, all he could do was smirk. He told Giratina to go off and inform Deoxys, and then Mewtwo. Meanwhile, Darkrai bolstered his forces by corrupting the minds of the other Pokemon that inhabited the island. Giratina traveled all the way to Hoenn's Mossdeep City, and then Kanto's Cerulean City, and informing both Deoxys and Mewtwo of his destructive plans. They too told Giratina to go fly off, back to Sinnoh, while they would control minds of defenseless. For, Giratina created a power, a power which allowed mental domination of the body, that made Pokemon their slaves, and shared that power with the others. All while Arceus watched them all.
On one cold November night, around midnight, several months after Giratina told of his plan, the plan finally came into action. With everybody having plenty enough warriors, they struck. Giratina attacked Veilstone City, Darkrai crushed Canalave City, Deoxys ambushed Mossdeep, and Mewtwo raided Cerulean. They struck at midnight to insure their victory, but little did they know, they were being watched. Cresselia, being dangerously close to Darkrai, rushed herself to Arceus. As she raced across the waters, the four Legendaries were tearing up and destroying anything that was in their past. Business done within a matter of a few hours, the amazingly strong dark forces left as quickly as the came, leaving nothing but destruction and death in their wake; all part of Giratina's master plan. Cresselia, fearing that she was too late to save the cities, raced as fast as she could. As she reached Mt. Coronet, she found nothing opposing her way to the top of the large mountain. Once she reached the top, she witnessed Arceus confronting Dialga and Palkia about the situation. Arceus knew exactly what the plan was, for he had been watching the whole ordeal for a very long time now. Enraged that one of the very beings he created himself would betray him, he knew it was now time. Arceus' head was filled with all the pain and agony of the Pokemon from the world down below. He walked towards the edge of the Beginning Dimension, and as he did, looked at Dialga, Palkia, and Cresselia. Arceus walked to the very edge of his domain, and send out a message to all the pure Pokemon left in the world.
"Brave Pokemon warriors, defenders of light, of nature, and of all life itself, arise. Your time has come to defeat these evil beasts, corrupted and mislead. You must stop them from overtaking this world, and turning it once again into chaos."
*Physical, Ranged, or Support. For the battling, pretty much. Physical doesn't mean you don't have any ranged attacks, and vice versa for Ranged.
** Brilliant Sun or Eternal Abyss.
Brilliant Sun - Lead by Arceus - Allied with Dialga, Palkia, and Cresselia
Eternal Abyss - Lead by Giratina - Allied with Darkrai, Mewtwo, and Deoxys
Reports of strange acting Pokemon have sprung up around and in the areas of the cities that have been attacked. These accusations claim the Pokemon's bodies have taken on various pale shades, and their eyes have an unnerving, zoned-out stare. Ask anybody who claim to have witnessed the Pokemon and they'll tell you they had felt a dark and chilling presence emanating from the very core of the Pokemon. While the reports from all over list several noticeable differences from normal Pokemon, two have been confirmed - the dark presence, and the lack of a shadow from all witnessed Pokemon. Because of these symptoms so to speak, the unofficial name of "Shadow Virus" has arisen, and has become a popular name for citizens and scientists alike.
Several Flying-Type Pokemon, such as Gliscor and Honchkrow, have been seen around territories known to have been under the control of the attackers. Some fear that these may be scouts, looking for new members for their armies, while others think they might be looking for anybody that got away. Whichever one it may be, however, indicates that this isn't just some one-time battle; this is war. Fortunately, other Pokemon, such as Staraptor and Altaria, have been seen flying around the general vicinity Mt. Coronet in a similar fashion as the previously mentioned Pokemon. If these fliers are aligned with the legendary Pokemon rumored to live atop the mountain, then there might just be hope for the entire world.
Rumors exist of a third faction of legendary Pokemon. If this group does indeed exist, they are purely neutral which may cause others from Brilliant Sun and Eternal Abyss to persuade them into helping with their cause. Again, these are strictly rumors; no third faction has officially been revealed. However, it is unlikely, due to most Legendaries either not wanting anything to do with the on going conflict or just sure which side they want to choose.
- Don't be afraid to get a little violent in this. Just keep the blood to a minimum.
- This is no place for romance. Remember that.
- No bunnying, god-modding, invincible characters, blah blah blah
- I'm a grammar freak, so please optimize your writing skills. It's not going to kill you :P
- Long, fluent sentences make RP's flow nicely.
- Supplies are starting to thin. Not everybody is going to have an insane amount of items.
- With all of the chaos going on, most of the smaller wild Pokemon are not going to be flitting about in the wild.
- The goal here is to interact with others, not to be on an adventure all by yourself.
- Character restrictions are none existent to me. If you can handle them, make them.
- Don't even attempt to sign up with a history of personality of a minimum of at least for pages.
- Do NOT post a sign up if you are not at least semi-literate.
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