Okay so it is on like Donkey Kong. If any of you were in the chat tonight you may have seen Carmen, myself, and several other members all brainstorming and throwing around ideas for a hardcore awesome PRP to be put into motion relatively soon. A bit of background first. There are two organized groups involved in this PRP; the Lost Boys, who will be further explained later, and a yet-unnamed organized crime syndicate. In order to manage eeeeeeverything that's going to be going on in this plot line, and hopefully in an effort to make things run smoother, there may or may not be two or three RPs running parallel to one another. Two for the Lost Boys, and one for the crime syndicate, should anyone choose to play the bad guys :V Alright, so. Lost Boys. Basically this is a group of mercenaries/vigilantes/whatever you want to call them who operate outside the law- or at least, perched on the precipice-in a concentrated effort to fight crime. In essence, they're a dedicated group of people from all walks of life united under on ideal, and moonlight as superheroes of sorts. During the day they live their lives as they please, but at dusk take to the rooftops in an effort to control crime. The band of heroes consists of hundreds of members across the regions, including far off regions such as Alto Mare, Orre, Almia and the like with plans to extend their reach to Unova soon. Each chapter in each city in each region holds an influence over their respective locations with regard to the amount of crime that occurs there- the variations occur in the grip that each chapter holds over the city, which may range from highly influential to being little more than a whisper of a threat. Usually this variation is a result of numbers or in the amount of crime in a city to begin with, as well as whether or not there is even a chapter stationed in a city. That aside, you get the gist of the association. They're a gang of good guys. Members range from pokemon trainers to rangers, to scientists, to coordinators. Everyone has a role in the brotherhood. (The terms 'brother' and 'brotherhood' are used loosely, of course, as it is not gender specific in the slightest. One of the founding members is actually a woman, lololololol.) Notable traits of the Lost Boys are a hero complex, an aptitude for parkour (how else would they be getting around at night? Think Assassin's Creed or Prince of Persia gameplay; this usually only applies to field workers, not researchers), and a chip in the left ear that every initiate receives as a means of identifying oneself as one of the brothers upon sighting. So, there it is. Those are the good guys, though this is open to being edited in the future for two reasons; the first being that I am tired and likely have forgotten some important detail, and the second being that this is a relatively new idea that I've spawned and am likely to tinker with it. So, now, the bad guys. Contrary to the typical idea we generate when we consider bad guys in the poke-verse, this is a cult-esque syndicate revolving around a religion that we have tentatively started calling Saludism, thus making the members Saludists? I dunno, like I said they're tentative names but for right now I kinda like them~ What this syndicate dabbles in is gene splicing. Long, long ago, a piece of ancient scripture was believed to have been found in an even more ancient tongue. After much poring over the scripture, and much deliberation over the linguistics of this old language, the writings are believed to have spoken of an ancient creature of myth, comprised of all the known powers of the world. This creature of myth is thought to bring salvation upon its second coming (very messiah-esque, I know), which is exactly what the Saludists are aiming for. Their goal is to engineer this second coming themselves and harness the power of the chimera-creature to attain salvation and enlightenment. Again, subject to change for the same reasons as stated above. So where we sit now is at the cusp of the culmination of allllllllll this. The point of the RP will be in three parts- further establishing the story of the Saludists, should people decide to enroll as one of the bad guys, (if not, I will personally be writing a progress journal in diary-form which should be interesting), the Lost Boys' research banks who are to find out the truth of the Saludists' grotesque experimentations (which consists greatly of the versatile properties of Eevee and it's evolutions and Ditto) and who will, eventually, discover the truth behind the ancient scripture (these roles are for those who are not so much into the action of the third group, again if no one joins I will be writing this out in a similar fashion ♥), and the last roles, the field operatives of the Lost Boys. These are the men and women, boys and girls who collect information and shut down satellite chapters of Saludists and the harm that they may cause, all the while looking for more in depth information and, of course, the headquarters of the cult. Because this RP is so, so.... itself, there will have to be a cap as to the number of members in each section, just to control progress in the sense of keeping it moving. I'm thinking five or six members to each chapter to begin with, and we'll see how it grows. As far as the beginnings of this RP, we'll start with the discovery of Saludism. This may be as simple as happening upon one of the failed splicing experiments, or something more in-depth and shocking as coming across a ritualistic ceremony. More input means more progress, more progress and better ideas means the faster we get this thing up and running <33 also, for those of you who were active participants in this brain storming session, remind me if I've forgotten anything :'D So, that's that. Thoughts, ideas, comments on what we've got here? this ended up being so much closer to the templar-assassin relationship in AC than I wanted fgsfdghfsh whatevs.