Private RP. Those of you who are in it know who you are. Many years ago, the Greater Mauville Holding company, in partnership with Devon Corporation, Altru Inc., and Mauville City Gym Leader Wattson, launched an ambitious project. Designed to recreate Infinity Energy, the power behind the terrible Kalosian weapon that ended the war three thousand years ago, the four partners broke ground on what would become New Mauville, an underground city. They began by constructing its power station, and followed that up with a offshore mining platform - dubbed Sea Mauville - made to exploit the natural resources that lay on the ocean floor. Or, so they said. In truth, Sea Mauville was a research and development station. It was there, safely away from anything that could possibly be damaged should something go wrong, the work into Infinity Energy was carried out. Unbeknownst to Devon, Wattson, and the GMH, Altru had an ulterior motive. In truth, the oil company, based in the Almia region, was merely a front for Team Dim Sun. In its search into new forms of energy, Dim Sun had cracked the code, realized what perhaps no one else wanted to realize. Infinity Energy was the lifeforce of Pokemon. Thanks to the brave efforts of the Rangers of Almia, Dim Sun was exposed for what it really was. The Shadow Crystal was restored to light, and Altru CEO and Dim Sun Boss Blake Hall was stopped. Though in Almia all seemed well, this revelation reverberated through the rest of the world. Exposed for what it really was, Altru's international standing was ruined. Wattson pulled the plug on the New Mauville project, and Devon bailed out of the partnership, unable to stomach the brewing PR disaster. Greater Mauville Holdings, left holding the bag, was destroyed. Its research team permanently disbanded, Sea Mauville soon fell into ruin. It and New Mauville were declared no-go zones, the official story being that they became habitats for dangerous Pokemon. That was years ago now. Shortly after the Sootopolis Event, Teams Magma and Aqua disbanded. The leadership of both organizations pledged to work together to create the better world they both sought for people and Pokemon. But, it never does quite work out that way, does it? A splinter, a remnant if you will, of Old Magma still exists. Lead by Courtney, this faction refuses to let go of the dream of increased landmass, and the living space this new land would create for both people and Pokemon. They concocted a new plan. The problem with Groudon and Kyogre was the lack of control Maxie and Archie had over them. What if perfect control could be achieved? Legend states that the Legendary Pokemon Regigigas towed the continents into their current positions. Humans lived with Regigigas, they revered it, and they made Regice, Registeel, and Regirock in its image. But then they came to fear it. They sealed Regigigas away, putting it to sleep on the bottom of the ocean. The only way to reawaken it would be to gather one of each Legendary Golem together. A hard task, but not impossible, not for the organization that woke Groudon from its slumber. Team Dim Sun might be long gone, but its dark legacy still remains. Several Miniremo Units made their way to New Mauville while Altru was still active. So far from the purifying light of the Luminous Crystal, they remain active. The plan is simple, use these Miniremo Units to control the golems, and boost them with Infinity Energy until they have the power necessary to reawaken the legendary Gigas. Then, simply control Gigas with the Miniremos. Perfect control, through science. No more baubles, no more mystics, no more legends. Regigigas will be made to tow the land again, drag it from distant, inhospitable waters to the tropical coast of Hoenn. And it will become new habitats, new homes. But of course, it's never that simple, is it? A new generation of heroes has already appeared on the scene, they just don't know it yet... --- The basic premise of this RP is that we will be a group of Trainers going on a journey through Hoenn. Along the way, they will stumble into this revived Magma and its plot, and be forced to contend with not only the most fanatical of the Eco-Terrorists on Magma's side, but several powerful, though by no means insurmountable, Legendary Pokemon, and perhaps even come to terms with the mistakes of the past: Both their own, and those of the people tied to this event. What makes this RP fun is that Regigigas isn't just a colorful golem with a silly voice, it's also fucknormous, big enough that even submerged under the sea, bits of it poke out of the water and have become forested islands. A Pokemon like this can't be controlled by a simple Miniremo Unit. Even the Incredible Machine itself may not be able to handle it. So, once it is awoken, Gigas must be dealt with indirectly, by dealing with the mind controlled Regis one way or another, while taking care not to get in the way of Gigas's rampage. But that comes far, far in the future. There's a lot of journeying that has to be done before that. The Hoenn of this RP is primarily based on the Hoenn of Emerald, but with several OR/AS inspired twists for flavor. It's Mauville, not Mall-ville. The Gym set is the Emerald lineup, with eighth Gym Leader Juan and Champion Wallace, while Steven Stone is a powerful wandering trainer, who stepped down from the Championship to pursue leads on the Regis. He'll likely be a recurring character in the RP. Other recurring characters include the Bosses and Admins of Teams Magma and Aqua. Maxie, Tabitha, and Courtney have their Emerald designs, and the Magma grunts wear their RSE era uniforms. Archie, Shelly, and Matt have their OR/AS designs, - though Archie will likely wear his RSE design's outfit when he needs to be less... Extra - and the Aqua grunts wear their OR/AS era uniforms. While most of the Gym League, Elite 4, and the Champion have designs mostly faithful to their original looks in OR/AS compared to RSE, Wallace's new outfit is right out. He will be wearing his RSE outfit, with or without his Emerald-addition cape. There is also a general preference for Brawly to have his sportier, OR/AS look as his primary. Real people tend to not wear the same thing every day, and most of the other Gym Leaders have outfits that are either exactly the same between generations or their similar in style enough to be different outfits a character might both wear. This post will be updated as further plot threads are defined.