Hello! I'm Keybored, and while I usually only play along with the creative works of someone else, I've decided to try to create something of my own. So, with the help and support of @MegaAbsol, (Surprise~!) I have put together this story. I am personally stoked to get this show on the road, and I hope some people will share that feeling so we can create a great story together! The role-play thread will be located here once the minimum amount of people required have joined. (Reserved for magnificent link to role-play thread) Spoiler: Introduction Two years after the initial discovery of the extremely beneficial, mutualistic micro-organism known as Pokérus, that increased the growth and potential of Pokémon, a specialized research laboratory was founded within St. Beatrice Joy Hospital. Located deep within the basement of the before mentioned medical center a team of specialists and biomedical engineers was put together to recreate the beneficial effects of Pokérus in human hosts. The ultimate goal being the creation of a healthier, stronger and overall better ‘breed’ of humans. It took seven years to successfully complete a heavily modified variety of Pokérus that would replicated the beneficial properties of the original micro-organism in a human host. The micro-organism, dubbed ‘PKR-H-0193’, was tested on a small selection of human subjects. The results of which were beyond expectations! The micro-organism would replace parts of the host’s DNA with its own genomes, effectively removing all the quote-unquote defects. This resulted in the host becoming physically stronger, more enduring and resilient, their muscle growth increased and the regenerative properties of cells amplified. However, these results were mere ‘beneficial side-effects’ when compared to the most impressive, yet totally unexpected, development. After thorough testing the results showed that the infected host had become completely immune against any and all virus-based diseases and infections, making PKR-H-0193 an unintentional cure-all for a large variety of illnesses. PKR-H-0193 was distributed to hospitals and had already been applied to a large number of people when the first harmful side effects of the apparent cure-all surfaced. It turned out that the micro-organism would not only use its own genomes to alter the DNA of its host, but also any Pokémon genomes, when available. Any amount of the Pokémon genome would suffice as PKR-H-0193 would simply reproduce the acquired genome and use it to alter the host’s DNA. It took weeks for the first case of mutation to surface within St. Beatrice Joy Hospital. A man named Jeremy Sauer had come to the emergency services when patches of his skin had hardened into red and orange scales, much akin to those of a Dragon-Type Pokémon. There was an attempt at keeping the public in the dark about this undesirable development, as it was thought to be a singular case, but before long more and more victims of mutation came to the hospital for treatment. The micro-organism thought to be a cure-all had quickly turned into the key element of a nation-wide epidemic. With no other choice to protect the uninfected from the carriers of PKR-H-0193, the infected were rounded up, brought to hospitals across the nation and quarantined inside the medical centers until a cure would be found for the mutative side effects of PKR-H-0193. Spoiler: About Eight months after the events of the "Introduction" most quarantined individuals have come to terms with their situation. The amount of incidents between the less cooperative virus carriers and the Quarantine Watch, the military personnel assigned to contain and secure the quarantined, have decreased significantly. Everything seemed to go as smooth as possible, considering the nature of the situation, until the Quarantine Watch starts to behave strangely, more secretive and far more on edge than usual. It goes by unnoticed at first, until some individuals start to pick up on the strange behavior and rumors start to spread. What are they hiding? And, more importantly, why is it causing them to act so on edge? Now it’s up to you. Do you believe the rumors? And if so, what will you do? Do you trust the situation to be taken care of? Whatever it may be. Or will you attempt to find out the truth? Risking being caught and possibly being ‘taken care of’ yourself. Spoiler: Rules O First and foremost, follow the rules and guidelines provided by PokeCharms. I shouldn’t have to put this here, but I will as a reminder. I have no desire to have my first attempt at a role-play shut down. O This is a role-play about a virus outbreak. Yes, it is Pokémon themed, but it is still a rather grim and dark setting. That being said, do not go too dark/gory/etc. There’s always a chance some players aren’t comfortable with that, and we will respect that! O The same applies for swearing, don’t overdo it. O Romance is allowed, and encouraged when properly developed during the course of the story, but there’s no place here for anything that goes further than kissing. Please, again, don’t overdo it. (I’m beginning to sound like a broken record.) O While you don’t necessarily start out as one, you will eventually turn into a gijinka. If you don’t know what this entails, then please look it up and educate yourself before joining. Much appreciated. O Now, as stated per PokeCharms’ RP Rules, one-liners are a negative. However, I would like to take that a step further and make one full paragraph (about 6 sentences) the minimum requirement for a post. If necessary, more rules might be added during the course of the role-play. If this is the case, I will inform the players about any changes made. Spoiler: Character Sheet: The Infected Labeled by the Quarantine Watch as the ‘Infected’. These are the individuals who have developed, or started to develop, physiological changes caused by the mutative effects of PKR-H-0193. Name: Species: (The species of Pokémon the character resembles) Gender: Age: Appearance: Personality: Backstory: (Has to include how the character became infected with the virus. Other than that you can be as descriptive as you want. Extra(s): Spoiler: Character Sheet: The Latent Labeled by the Quarantine Watch as the ‘Latent’. These are the individuals who have yet to develop any physiological changes caused by PKR-H-0193, but have been infected by the micro-organism according to their medical history. Name: Species: (The species of Pokémon the character will come to resemble over the course of the role-play.) Gender: Age: Appearance: Personality: Backstory: (Has to include how the character became infected with the virus. Other than that you can be as descriptive as you want.) Extra(s): Spoiler: Sign-Ups & Availability If you would like to join this role-play there’s a few things you must do. O Check for availability; if the title of the thread says “Private/Closed”, or the list at the bottom of this spoiler has been completely filled out, then the capacity has been reached. I will not accept any more players at that point. O Create a character; just like in any role-play, you need a character to play and post their sheet in the thread below. O Confirm you have read the information provided; there’s a reason the character sheet contains an ‘Extra(s)’ line. On this line I want you to provide an answer to the following question: “How many years did it take to complete ‘PKR-H-0193’?” Accepted characters and their players. O @Pretty Pichu (Shadara Darastrix & Angelia Shayton) O @Nebula-Newt (Tyler Hale) O @Justalonelyaxew (Jonathan Williams) O @DragonFlye (Dante Ashlande) Minimum to start O @MegaAbsol (Lilith Collins) O @Cloudswift (Taiya Feli) O @BurbleBurble (Gene Joli) O @JohnsonAce (Angus Shrood) Maximum capacity As a final note I would like to thank you for showing interest in my role-play. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask them in the thread below. I’ll answer them to the best of my ability!