Basidio Island This RP will close at 6 or 7 members. As many know, it hasn’t been very long since a new island was spotted just off the coast of Kalos and Galar. It’s very existence had been speculated for a few years before the official discovery, but ever since scientists and explorers had reached the isle, it was proved completely ‘legit’. It was named Basidio Island, for its abundance of fungi life despite the rough terrain. Cliff scapes on mountains and vast forests that spread for miles around. A map of the island shows that the island is made up of mostly forests, with a distinct meadow and beaches that litter the shores. A mountain is in the lower half of the island, with a large waterfall that leads into a gigantic lake. However, what puzzles most scientists is why the island is so abundant with fungi-like Pokemon and with pretty much no other species on the island. So that’s where our cast comes in. Our cast have been invited to join an expedition for Basidio Island, with the promise of a grand experience through the wilderness and a cash reward once the team returns home. There are many good things to befall from this trip, like meeting new Pokemon or having the adventure of a lifetime. Will you accept, or are you afraid of the possible doom that could befall them in the fungi-filled landscape? (Basidio Island, by mushroom-top. This image is owned by me.) Spoiler: Basidio Locations Spoiler: Crystalarium Falls The Crystalarium Falls are a set of different waterfalls cascading through a cliff scape at the bottom section of the island. Salt collects extremely easily around the waterfall, so many salt crystals surround the lake that the falls flow into. For once there's not as many mushrooms, but it can only be explained by the high salt concentration in the water. No water in the falls is drinkable due to how much sodium is found within it. The stronger Water types are found here, as the high sodium count and the harsh natures of the waterfalls. However, most come here because of rare gems that are sometimes swept into the salt piles from the caves up on the cliffs. Spoiler: Crystalline Forest The Crystalline Forest surrounds The Crystalarium Falls, and it is a forest where mushrooms, fungi, and even more fungi are found. Sometimes the amount of spores in this forest can become extremely dangerous, as the abundance of mushrooms and Pokemon of the like cause what scientists have dubbed 'Spore Storms', in which the particles in the air can cause someone to stop breathing entirely (if not stunt the breathing process beforehand). However, at most times, the forest is safe. Many Pokemon can be found here, and herbs of all sorts can be found littered through the environment. The Crystalline Forest really doesn't have as many crystal as it does fungi, but it does have a few rocks in which gems sprout out of them. Spoiler: Sleepy Meadow The Sleepy Meadow is a peaceful meadow set right in the middle of Basidio Island's upper half. It is where most decide to stay, and where many scientists have formed extremely small and quick campgrounds where they stay after completing field work, etc. Many scientists and explorers say they are intimidated by the thought of leaving the Sleepy Meadow, as they know the rest of the island isn't as friendly as the flowery pasture. The harsh environment of the outside is what scares most people from this island anyways. Our cast will venture off from here after being escorted from the beach. This meadow is occupied with many non-hostile Pokemon, and there is a very habitable lake where most Water types live due to Crystalarium Falls having a very harsh environment for freshwater species. Spoiler: The Yawning Forest The Yawning Forest is the dense forest that surrounds The Sleepy Meadow. It has a vibe similar to the Dreamyard, for the mist that seeps through openings in oddly shaped rocks and even in trees. This mist is said to come from Munna, as it's the only dream-related Pokemon on the island, and no other Pokemon emit such an odd purple mist. People are said to become more vulnerable when in this forest, but it's nothing a sharp mind can't handle. If you keep your wits about you, you won't find any Pokemon creeping up on you, or find yourself surprised when you've become lost. This forest has the most mystic energy about it, for the odd nature of the seeping rocks and trees and how there's fungi that don't seem to affect these emissions in any way. Spoiler: Connecting Pieces Connecting Pieces is the archipelago that connects the upper half of Basidio Island to the bottom half. These isles hold few things, scarce plant life and almost no Pokemon. However, what these tiny landforms lack in quantity, they make up for in quality. More often than not, you can find extremely rare berries (Enigma Berries, Micle Berries, Rowap Berries, etc.) growing on trees, and sometimes even rare pearls buried in the shore. Spoiler: Pokemon to Find (ALL Pokemon sprites belong to Game Freak, and I claim none of these as my own.) LAND EXCLUSIVES Morelull Paras Foongus Shroomish Bellsprout Oddish Venonat Munna (Yawning Forest exclusive) Breloom Weepinbell Amoonguss Roselia Butterfree Venomoth Parasect Vileplume WATER EXCLUSIVES Milotic Shellos (East Sea) Finneon Lumineon Lapras Spoiler: Rules RULES Not too big of a fan of strict rules, but to keep the Basidio Island experience rich and fun for everyone involved, please abide by these rules. The rules will only enforce mandatory things and things I see necessary, but they are also to ensure that this RP can be exciting and adventure-filled for everyone. Thanks! 1. Read over the Pokecharms Official Rules for Pokemon Roleplaying. [find it here] 2. Let's get this one out of the way. Romance will be allowed throughout the Basidio Island experience, but nothing beyond kissing will be allowed. Nothing NSFW is tolerated. 3. Violence is not really what I want here. Minor injuries like scratches or cuts are fine, however. Being someone who is into horror, this is odd for me to say, but I just want this to be more a fun-filled, slice of life action RP more than a bloody action flick. 4. Be patient with others. No harassing others, either. If you're going to be rude, do it in the RP, not here. 5. Keep all OOC chatter in this discussion board. But with saying this, do not take it as a free chance to spam as much as you want. Just keep it as small talk relating to the RP and speaking with other users. 6. No double-posting. Not only is it annoying, but whatever you may want to add can be edited in at any time. =) 7. No God-Modding or Power-Playing of any sort is allowed. You can do anything within reason as long as it abides by the rules and fits with the story, but for the sake of all that is holy please do not hit me with 'Magikarp used Hyper Beam'. Thank you. 8. On the same topic, do not give me a Mary Sue/Gary Stu and expect me to accept it. Characters who are overpowered or are generally poorly adapted like most in the 'Mary Sue' category are bland and can ruin a story altogether. 9. Posts must be at least a paragraph long, 4-5-6 sentences. It's not fun or exciting if you hit us with 'Kaitlyn looked over to her Pokemon and smiled.' 10. For character creation, you can have a shiny or two, but don't go overboard. 11. You may choose to have a full team, or have an explorer who's looking to find a new companion on the island. The character limit is 2 per person (although you can request more if you choose) 12. This is a trainer only RP, so RPing as Pokemon isn't technically an option. Character Form (You may use this, or if you have something you feel fits better then go ahead. However, I'd prefer if you kept the 'Interest in Basidio Island section.) (delete anything in '()') Name: Aliases/Titles (optional): Age: (From 18 to 25ish) Gender: Physical Appearance: Physical Flaws/Injuries: Clothing: Other Accessories: Main Personality Traits: Mental Strengths: Mental Weaknesses: Interest in Basidio Island: Pokemon Team: Spoiler: Pokemon Form (OPTIONAL) (delete everything in '()') Nickname: (if given) Species: Gender: Physical Quirks?: (if this Pokemon looks different from others of its species, explain) Spoiler: My Character(s?) Name: Molly Patel Aliases/Titles: Explorer Patel Age: 19 Gender: Female Physical Appearance: Molly is a slim girl with a rather odd build, with strong shoulders and arms along with well-built legs. She has tanned caucasian skin, with a bit of a harder tan on her joints as if she were some kind of doll. She stands at the height of 5'8", rather tall which levels out the weight distribution in her body. However, since she weighs a modest 122 lbs, it really isn't all too special. Her complexion is rather simple, as she has large green eyes and a series of freckles that dot her cheeks. Molly, other than that, has a head of black hair that goes down to below her shoulder blades. She usually keeps it up in a bun, as she's the explorer type and is always out doing something. Physical Flaws/Injuries: Molly has a distinct yet faded scar across her nose, which seemed to be deep but has been clearly aged. The scar was from an encounter she had with a Scyther in Kanto. Because of the scar her nose is also a bit damaged, skewed to the left by the injury. Many other little scratches litter her body, as there's scrapes of slight cuts on her knees that fade with time but are always there. Clothing: Molly is an adventurer, so of course, she wears what attire she feels fits best. Usually she has on a grey tank top, and then a pair of navy green pants that are airy and don't often stick to her legs. Sometimes she will wear a pair of cargo shorts, but that's only when she feels it's needed. Molly has a jacket in which she wraps around her waist, just incase it gets cold or she needs something to use for one reason or another. She also wears a pair of ebony assault boots, or a pair of sneakers- again whatever she feels fits best for the day. Other Accessories: Molly only really carries a brown shoulder bag with her, in which she throws over he left shoulder and hopes for the best. This bag holds her Pokeballs, Potions- really anything she can cram in there. Many say it weighs a thousand pounds, but Molly shrugs it off with a "You guys are just wimps." Main Personality Traits: Molly is often then not very open-minded and friendly- she is a bit bashful but it's not hard to strike a conversation with her. She's pretty quiet most of the time, but it's mainly because she's depe in thought, enamoring at other's Pokemon, or just spacing out. Some may find this annoying, maybe even seeing Patel as naïve for being so carefree. Molly thinks the opposite, though, always up to meet those who she thinks have potential. And for her temper- she is the opposite of hot-headed, pretty calm unless exposed to something she fears or is pushed to her own limit. Mental Strengths: Molly has a lot of mental strength, and she doesn't have problems with being away from home or alone with her Pokemon. She's also a thinker, so she doesn't have too bad of a time solving problems or getting out of tight situations. Mental Weaknesses: Although Molly is very mentally strong, that doesn't mean she's truly invulnerable. Sometimes if she is in a dire situation, she won't know what to do and will freak out. Molly likes to be in charge of herself in situations, so when she loses control, she becomes frantic. Interest in Basidio Island: An interest in a new adventure. Molly had been travelling around the regions, gaining riches and treasure, but since the offer arose, she's been ecstatic about a new adventure in an island unknown. Pokemon Team: Nickname: Prisma Species: Rotom (Basic Form) Gender: Genderless Physical Quirks?: Prisma is a shiny Rotom, and it has slightly larger eyes than the average member of the species. - Nickname: Prince Species: Mienshao Gender: Male Physical Quirks?: This Pokemon has a small fuschia Bandana on its neck and has slightly larger whiskers than the typical Mienshao.