Hello everybody, its been a while since I ventured on to this site due to some surgery I had to suffer through but now I'm fully healed and really looking forward to getting back into the swing of things! Anyway enough about me, time to get to what this particular roleplay will be all about. So the idea is that a shady organisation has sent out invitations across the globe to skilled Pokémon trainers that come with a ticket that allows them access to Tendura Island to take place in a battling tournament, a place that has never been open to the public before. Some trainers who aren't quite as skilled are still invited to take place in a lower tier tournament as well. Sadly of course its all lies and once all the trainers arrive they will find themselves dumped into the jungle with only their partner Pokémon and told to fight for their lives or die. All around Tendura machines have been set up that are pumping out a kind of specialised virus that affects any Pokémon not linked to a pokeball, sending them into a state of permeant rage and bloodlust, basically meaning 95% of them will attack you on sight. As this is a mature roleplay expect a flamethrower to leave you cremated unlike the anime where if your name is Ash Ketchum you can survive multiple fire attacks and simply pull a silly face. These infected Pokémon will also be larger than normal ones and some may have even mutated slightly and gained more armour or something. So the main threat is obviously going to be wild Pokémon but other trainers may decide your a threat as well so be careful who you trust! The end goal of course will be for our characters to try and escape this sick tournament with their lives. So I'm sure your wondering why this organisation would want to do this but that and a few other questions will be answered in the roleplay itself. But I'll address a few things you might be wondering about right now. So as for the geography of the island it consists primarily of dense jungle but it does have a single mountain range, several large rivers and a relatively small arid area in the west. The area that has been urbanised probably only equates to about 1% of Tendura but our characters wont be spending much time there anyway. Steps have been taken by the organisation to stop trainers simply escaping the island, tracking beckons implanted in their skin for a start but also armed units patrolling the seas and skies. If you simply try and fly away you'll be shot out of the sky, simple as that. So as I mentioned earlier our characters will be left with only their partner Pokémon but your character can own a full six, the others will simply be taken away until the "tournament" is over. Moving on to the rules... All standard Pokecharms rules apply of course, if you dont know them go check them out. Romance is allowed but keep it to a level that's acceptable, there are kids on this site. Gore is allowed because I've stated this is a mature roleplay but you dont need to go in to incredible depth with it, a little restraint would be appreciated. No Mary Sue's, everybody hates them so I'm sure this wont be a problem. You need to have at least a solid understanding or grammar and how to roleplay before I let you in. If your inactive for an extended period of time without a good reason you will be kicked out. So lets get to the characters shall we? Its up to you what skill level you wish to put yourself at and it would be nice to see a range of experience in our characters but this is where you get to be creative so do as you wish I'll be sticking up a character bio template below along with my own character's bio. Name: Age: Height: Physical appearance: Personality: Clothing: A little about your character (Can be history, what they like, e.t.c): Tournament entered (High skill or the lower tier that's more like little cup): Partner Pokémon: Pokémon team (Not including the partner): So here is mine... Name: Niko Aldright Age: 19 Height: 5ft 9 Physical appearance: A mess of dark brown hair that is usually half heartedly brushed to one side, curious and intelligent hazel eyes that can dim to a chocolate colouration in the dark and more of a gold in harsh light, a small nose lightly dusted with freckles, serious eyebrows, the right one missing a small chunk thanks to an injury sustained as a small child, and an imp like smirk make up Niko's face. He also possess a wiry frame with a fair amount of musculature but its not like he's a body builder or something. Personality: Niko's most defining personality traits are perhaps his headstrong nature that some may mistake for courage while others would label it foolishness and his habit of churning out bad jokes no matter the situation. Other than that he is certainly a good person at heart and he gets along well with most people. His biggest flaw is that he never was the best at planning things through so he generally relies on his partner Ronin to be the cool headed one of the pair. Clothing: On most days he can be found wearing dark denim jeans, black trainers with gold and white highlights, a grey t-shirt and a dark green bomber jacket over it all. He also owns a metal watch with a face that can light up a dull green. A little about your character (Can be history, what they like, e.t.c): Eh I'll fill this in later if other people show interest. Tournament entered: High skill, Niko has defeated the gym leaders of Hoenn. Partner Pokémon: Ronin the Sceptile. Ronin has been with Niko since he was a young Treeko and was the boy's best friend and treasured partner as they made their way through the Hoenn region. The Sceptile balances out his trainers hot headedness with his own calm demeanour. Pokémon team (Not including the partner): Echo the Exploud, Panzer the Metagross, Jade the Sableye, Jaeger the Ninjask and Silver the Walrein. So I hope this is enough to get some of you fine folks interested, feel free to post a bio if you are!