This will be the discussion thread for: https://pokecharms.com/threads/the-region-of-fortis.15195/ You will all be asked to post your bios, and other things like ideas for the RP, etc. Please read the story before making your character, and posting. Your character will not be able to simply breeze past this league. There is no warm welcome to you who comes to challenge Fortis. This is a region valuing the strength of Pokemon, and trainers above all else. Only trainers who put all their effort and passion into training their Pokemon, and battling are rewarded. Those who cannot achieve glory through means of their determination, are quickly left in the slums and gutters of Fortis' many cities. This is a renowned region infamous for it's soul crushing gym battles, and harsh wilderness. Veteran trainers, gym leaders from other regions, and even league champions have flocked to this region in search of the ultimate challenge to their skills. Tourism, and a naturally strong, and diverse population of Pokemon have made this region what it is today. Pokemon Gym Leaders brag battle sense equal, or greater to Elite Four from other regions, while simple trainers on the routes have more than just six measly Rattata on their team. Many people flock to this Pokemon utopia every year to observe, and challenge the best of the best. Many even call Fortis the strongest region in the world! However, Fortis is a gilded region; gold, and ivory on the surface, with rotting wood beneath. Many trainers who challenge this region are then trapped forever, and are never able to break from the region's caste system, leaving their children to suffer as well. Areas that are not tourist attractions, or near a gym are dark, and dirty places. People fight over the scraps left behind by the strong. Crime syndicates run rampant, stealing people's Pokemon, and items. The destruction of a foreign trainer's hopes and dreams is common. The despair of residents of Fortis' lower class is a certainty. Many of the Gym Leaders, and even the Elite Four, and Champion have ties to the most powerful crime syndicates of the region. Crime syndicates are unseen by the outside world, working in the background of Fortis' government. Syndicates possess a massive amount of power, so it's no surprise that they are formidable antagonists. They cannot be beaten by any rookie trainer with a level 5 starter, and a few potions. While every order has its dregs, the gangs of this region are able to afford much higher quality Pokemon than those of the lower castes. Admins, and leaders even boast full teams of Pokemon capable of winning Pokemon Leagues. In fact, many highly experienced Pokemon trainers who began their journey to challenge the league ended up working for these syndicates. Among the most influential and powerful of these syndicates is the infamous Team Ingro. These inpeople should be avoided at all costs, lest you too wish to know the bottom of the Gyara River. They have their hands in every aspect of Fortis, and even control fringe gangs. Every environment is available, but every new challenger is dropped off in Dolus town. A town which seems to embody the entirety of the region; a bright shiny lure to a gaping abyss. It is a city holding the sharp contrast of the super rich, and impoverished. Many new trainers roam this city, filled with hopes of becoming the strongest in the world! The route just outside the city is harsh, and unforgiving. Powerful, rare, and dangerous Pokemon lurk in the cover of its tall grass. Rules: -All challengers are stripped of the Pokemon of their region, and access to any other previous Pokemon. -A maximum of 6 Pokemon in your character's party at a time(Duh) -All Pokemon(Aside from legendaries, fakemons, underlevelled final evos, and to an extent shinies) are allowed. -No one may start with more than the standard 3,000Poke. (No, "I'm a previous champion and have this large amount of money to buy anything I want" Everyone starts the same. ) -Your character may be a resident of the region, but please PM me to discuss this before posting. -All Pokemarts in this region sell items for double their original value(lots of upper class tourists, so why not pay more for the same thing?). If you are a trainer, money will be a conflict, and a problem you will face. -This RP will follow a style similar to Pokemon Adventures. Meaning that levels, and game mechanics are considered, but turn based combat, and other non realistic elements are not present. Pokemon battles do not always rely on type advantages, and stats. The creativity of the trainer can determine the outcome of the battle. (ex. Charmander used Smokescreen to hide itself, and come in for a sneak attack.) -Pokemon are able to die (Don't worry, this is more of a character development tool than anything. They will only die if you decide it to be that way.) -You will be asked to write at least a paragraph for every post. If you cannot think of anything, the occasional two sentence post will be allowed, but no less. -I will be GMing. In other words, I will be the one to decide how NPCs act, and when they interact with players. Naturally, this applies to trainers you might battle for money. This also means I can decide when a wild Pokemon appears, but players can decide this as well. I will also be deciding what certain portions of the world look like. However, please post ideas in the thread below if you want to go to a new areas.