As most RP ideas go these days, this one spawned in Chat. It's a sad fact that there are barely any RPs based in Unova so @Carmen Lopez, @Tailon, @Shocari, @Shiny Eevee, and @Psycho Monkey decided we were making one! And if we're diligent enough hopefully this one will last! I'll send Evil Space Monkeys to harass you all if this dies unceremoniously. The premise is that there is treasure to be found in Unova! Our first destination is the Desert Resort and Relic Castle area. Whether or not this is merely a starting point and we move to other parts of the region such as towards Hidden Grottoes is so far undecided. That is what this topic is all about after all. I won't ask for bios yet since I know they're still being ironed out and all but post them as soon as they're ready. We still need to finalize what's going on first and foremost. Oh, and before anyone gets any ideas, the RP is only open for the five people named above. Sorry to disappoint any other interested parties. The Great Unova Treasure Hunt! Timeline April 9th Excavators in the Relic Passage unearth a mysterious artifact. June 12th A new exhibit opens up in the Nacrene Museum called Ancient Unova drawing people of all professions from all over. At 10am sharp Lenora, the Museum Director and Gym Leader, unveils the heart of Ancient Unova, a large stone slab with a map of the Unova region carved into it only with the northeast corner eroded away. She gives a long presentation on the mural describing how it was discovered in the Relic Passage two months prior and her analysis that it is approximately 2,500 years old. Lenora makes special note to point out four specific landmarks: Relic Castle, Abyssal Ruins, Dragonspiral Tower, and Celestial Tower. She admits to being unsure what the towers mean, but she knows that they had significance to the people that made the mural due to the way they were marked. Afterwards, Lenora defers all questions to her husband Hawes while she goes on to attend to her duties as Gym Leader. Among the crowd are Shiro Yukimura, a Trainer who happened to stumble into the exhibit on his way to battle Lenora for the Basic Badge, Kelvin Bohr, a journalist for the Castelia Tribune tasked with writing an article on Ancient Unova, Grace Alexander, an archeological enthusiast hoping to learn about the exciting discovery, and five history students from Opelucid University, Marie Atkins, Daniel Mercer, Steven Reilly, Herbert Jacobs, and Joel Carrington. Amity Victore arrived after the presentation had already finished to visit the Restoration desk and have her Jaw Fossil revived. Lisa Wickfold also arrived after the presentation in hopes of also battling for the Basic Badge. Having lost once before, Shiro challenges Lenora to a rematch. Kelvin's Meinfoo Joule runs off and starts playing with Amity's Mankey Peter. The OU students email their professor, Dr. Dawson, pictures they took of the exhibit along with a detailed report of Lenora's lecture. Lisa arrives in the Gym while Shiro battles Lenora. She sits to the side to watch the battle while waiting her turn. Grace goes down to Lenora's Gym to talk to her personally about her ideas about the mural. She too has to wait for the Gym Leader. Tyrunt is successfully revived from the Jaw Fossil and given to Amity. After a close battle, Shiro manages to defeat Lenora and earn his first badge. Per Lenora's insistence, Shiro takes a seat in the benches to watch the Gym Leader's next battle with Lisa. Amity arrives in the Gym between battles followed soon after by Kelvin. Lisa defeats Lenora earning her fourth badge Even with some trouble due to her Pokemon acting up, Amity still manages to defeat Lenora thus earning her first Unova badge but second over all Lenora notices an email from Dr. Dawson that explains her colleague's hypothesis. Lenora relays the message to the five Trainers present with Kelvin ready to take down every word and Grace brimming with curiosity. Shiro finds himself continually intrigued by Ancient Unova and decided to talk to the OU students. The OU students also get an email from Dr. Dawson. They decide that after speaking with Lenora they're going to explore the towers themselves. Lenora encourages Shiro, Grace, Kelvin, Lisa, and Amity to speak with the OU students since they seem t have a better understanding of the towers. She also suggests they investigate the four towers if they want too. Of course all five agree. They return to the museum proper to look for the OU students. When they find them, Daniel explains how the exhibit relates to a class they took the previous semester while insinuating that they also want to investigate the towers. Marie declares the two opposing groups of five to be rivals in the endeavor. While Kelvin bombards the students with questions, Shiro begins thinking about getting his Pokemon healed before asking his group to lunch.