Hello there! I'm so happy that you've decided to check out my ideas and maybe join in on them. I've been wanting to get back into roleplaying for a while now, and maybe make some new friends out of it! So I have a vague idea for a kind of spooky plot. If you have any thoughts or ideas to add to it please feel free to share them! I'd like to know if there is anyone interested and willing to play with the ideas and commit to a solid plot before posting anything in the actual PRP threads. So without further adieu, here it is. Spoiler: The Juicy Plot! The legend goes, if you enter the Chamber of Emptiness on the night of a full moon at just the right time of the year, you can enter an alternate reality. What that reality holds, no one has returned to tell. All that's left of those brave enough to try are items that wandering trainers find and take as their own, unaware of the dark reason to how it got there. The stories have been passed down for generations around the Kalos region, but few have dared to attempt to find the truth. That is, until that time of the year comes again, and a group of bold trainers decide that they have what it takes to take on the challenge and see what's on the other side. Whether out of curiosity, disbelief, or just being in the wrong place at the wrong time, it was almost as if destiny had brought them together to find out how these stories came to be. What they find is more terrifying than any of them had imagined. The legend is true. And now they must stick together and find a way back before they suffer the fate of those who came before them. So that's the gist of it so far. Now there's a few things I'd like you to keep in mind before we get the ball rolling. A few rules / guidelines to keep things manageable and make sure everyone's on the same page before anyone tosses their thoughts around. Spoiler: Rules / Guidelines Follow the Pokecharms rules, obviously. You should know what you can and can't do prior to joining the discussion / future Roleplay. Please keep it to 3 characters or less per person, it's just easier to manage. While this is a spooky plot and bad things will most likely happen, let's not go overboard with any violent or graphic situations. Things such as injuries, intense battle scenes, or death to possibly further the plot can be discussed to see where everyone stands with that. In the case of characters arguing or anything of the sort, let's keep the language clean and respectful. Romantic interests within the main plot is totally okay! As long as you keep it non-graphic and PG13. We can further discuss possible interests here before we start the actual PRP thread. Okay, now that we got that boring stuff out of the way, if you'd like to be a part of this spooky mystery story then please fill out this character application sheet! You can be as detailed as you like! If you have any questions or ideas to add to the plot please include them separate from your character sheet. ***APP SHEET UPDATE*** Spoiler: Character Application Sheet Name: Age: Gender: Sexual Orientation: (if you're interested in any romance) Hometown: Description: (feel free to add pictures or trainer cards if you have any) Personality: Pokemon: Reason(s) for going to the Chamber of Emptiness: Extra Info: Additional Information Your Character's Role: (protagonist, antagonist, or 'the lost') If they are one of 'The Lost', please include a brief description of the item they left behind in the Chamber of Emptiness, and how long they've been trapped there. If they are an antagonist, please briefly explain their link with the other reality. Here's an example, which will be my character of choice! Spoiler: Georgie Bernard Name: Georgie Bernard Age: 16 yrs Gender: Female Sexual Orientation: Bisexual Hometown: Lavender Town, Kanto Region Description: Georgie is fair-skinned, has large ocean blue eyes, framed by thin rimmed glasses, and long, curly black hair. She's a bit small for her age, her body thin yet full. She normally wears a black midriff halter top with a red skull design on the front. The bottom ties into a cute red bow on the side, and red jogger capris with suspenders she never really uses to match. They've formed a few rips after all the washes and continuous wear and tear. Her shoes are old and tattered from years of use, just simple off brand black hightops. And to complete the aesthetic, she has a striped arm sleeve with fishnet underneath on one arm and a bracelet with a similar bow to her shirt on the other. (this look might change at some point though, not really sure yet) Personality: Georgie is very energetic, getting excited over silly things. This often makes her very rash when it comes to decision making, never really stopping to think things through before barreling into something. She has little to no patience, and at times can be rather short tempered and even a little rude sometimes. Despite her disposition and stubborn attitude, she gets along fairly well with most people and can be quite friendly. Once she considers someone a good friend and learns to trust them, she's very loyal and protective of them, even if it's hard for her to verbally express such affections. She has the confidence of a leader, but tends to be a little too hard on herself if things don't go right. She can be a little angsty in these situations, but after going off on her own to blow off some steam she's back to her old self like nothing ever happened. She's gotten very good at rolling with the punches. Pokemon: Flareon (M) - "Pepper" Quilava (F) - "Winnie" Rapidash (F) - "Whiplash" Houndoom (M) - "Axel" Vulpix (F) - "Ginger" Arcanine (M) - "Archie" Reasons for going to the Chamber of Emptiness: After getting all the badges in her hometown, Georgie grew bored with the typical trainer lifestyle. She wanted to travel the world and find new and exciting things to do with her pokemon. While she was wandering around the Kalos Region, she heard of this legend and wanted to see for herself if it was really true, and the timing couldn't be any better, according to the locals who weren't warning her to leave it alone. Extra Info: - She has 2 sisters she loves very much. Her older sister, Ami, and her younger sister, Anika. - She loves fire, loves watching things burn and bend to it's will. That's why she chose to be a fire type trainer. - She lost her parents at a young age, which is what triggered her fiery temper. She learned that being angry was easier than feeling sad, so anger is the only way she knows how to cope with things that upset her. - Her first pokemon was Pepper, an Eevee, which later evolved into Flareon. Being her first, she is very much attached to Pepper, and Pepper to her. More often than not, she lets him travel with her outside his pokeball, as she prefers his company. ***UPDATE*** The plot has come a long way since I first started this thread, and the characters as well! I couldn't be happier! Thank you to everyone who has been giving me your input on things! We've all made quite a team! The thread has gotten pretty lengthy, so I figured I'd organize some important information for anyone new or has been falling behind on updates. It'll just make things easier to find for everyone. Spoiler: Protagonists These are our main characters, set off on an innocent adventure, only to be thrown into something much bigger than they knew. Together they must protect themselves and each other from the many forces against them within this newfound reality. The 'entity' wants them. Georgie Bernard, Age 16, from Lavender Town [Krisseon] Shay Vyle (M), Age 16, from Shalour City [AnimeTail] Tiara Siel (F), Age 14, from Hearthome City [EeviumZ] Alex Techten (M), Age 16, from Icirrus City [Retr.0] Ty Winters (M), Age 17, from Lavender Town [EmoKitty21] Loah Getcha (M), Age 13, from Palette Town [lazy guy who loves to eat] Amelia "Lia" Robbins (F), Age 15, from Jubilife City [arally] Pyroshu "Pyros" Rastixen Darastix (M), Age 30, from Cocona Village [ Merciless Medic] **APPLICATIONS FOR PROTAGONISTS ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED** [8/8] Spoiler: Antagonists The characters who set out to trap or trick our protagonists. It's unknown if they're native to the realm or were trapped there and just enjoyed it, but they work alongside the 'entity' that wants to take control of the protagonists, whispering manipulative thoughts and feelings into the minds of those not yet corrupt by it. Mia Luxae (F), Age 13, from Slateport City [EeviumZ] Elizabeth Smith (F), Age 18, from Almora Town [EmoKitty21] Angelia "Angel" Shayton (F), Age 35, from Laverre City [Merciless Medic] Fernanande (M), Age 26, origins unknown [LunarSilvally] **APPLICATIONS FOR ANTAGONISTS ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED** [4/4] Spoiler: The Lost These are the unfortunate trainers that made it to this other reality, but could never make it back. The 'entity' that took their minds in their relentless struggle to find a way home uses them to break down the willpower of our protagonists, though the severity of their deterioration depends on their own willpower and how long they've been fighting the 'entity's pull on them. Leander "Leo" Norwood (M), Age 17, from Laverre City [Riverrunner] Hitoshi Moto (M), Age 16, from Goldenrod City [DManArt&RP] JC (F), Age 18, from Iki Town [LunarSilvally] Shadow (M), Age 19, from Iki Town [LunarSilvally] Shadara "Shade" Arcafiwhed Darastix (F), Age 30, from Cocona City [Merciless Medic] Aria Allagrette (F), Age 16, from Celestic Town [EeviumZ] **APPLICATIONS FOR THE LOST ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED** [5/5] Spoiler: The 'Entity' The 'entity' is an unseen force that seems to embody the reality itself. A looming darkness that seeks to take whatever wanders into its realm and feed off the misery of its victims. This is the only non playable character/creature. Spoiler: Important Plot Points - Each protagonist has a special item that they carry with them into the Chamber. This item is left behind when they're taken to the other reality, and it is the only thing keeping them tied to their correct reality. This item also enables them to activate a special ability in this other realm related to this item. This is the link that can possibly send them back. As long as the item remains in the Chamber, they have a chance of getting back home. - In the chamber, they find other items. Items that may have belonged to trainers who have disappeared in the past. These items are brought with them, as they are not their possessions. This makes room for the possibility some of the Lost can be saved, and they must some how reach the real soul still sleeping inside of the shadow of what once was. More can be added as the plot progresses!