It's run down the curtain and joined the choir invisible! This is an ex-forum!
While we're leaving the site up to keep all that happened here, this site is dead. We have moved! We're still going, with a number of changes, at a new location: enerarpg.proboards.com
This is Enera, a Pokémon roleplay where everyone has a dæmon like in the His Dark Materials Series.
After a long period of inactivity, we are back in action! Some major changes are being made right now, so bear with us as we sort out how the site will work, the setting and an all-new plot!
I've been working on a lot of stuff for the site. The new winter skin exists now! I'll be updating it with new images and possibly a different background, too ~Birdy
The Pokédex is slowly being updated. I've started working on profiles for all the NPCs as well, but pictures of them won't go up until my tablet stops having tantrums every time I open Photoshop. Oh, and I can't draw, that might be an issue. I'm working on a format for NPC PCs too, so that'll happen soon.
With the release of X and Y last month, the new Pokémon will be appearing around Enera now. I just need to update all the gym leaders and routes and stuff.
Remember to check out the X and Y giveaway!
Something is stirring in the North. Panserbørne, the great sentient armoured bears, are growing restless. Witches have been affected too by this mystery problem, and have been seen much further south than normal. One or two sightings have even been claimed in the northern most reached of Enera, but that can't be true, right? Witches are tough and hard to spook, so surely nothing would drive them out of their homes in the North?
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The nights are drawing in, and the days grow colder, the leaves not quite ready to change colour yet. Cloudy days are common, the wind picking up. It is not cold yet, but rain is becoming more common. Pokémon are starting to prepare for the winter.
The yellow flower-sprout Pokemon wriggled happily as energy came flowing back into her from the Mega Drain; even though the attack wasn't very effective, it had been a solid hit. However he satisfaction was quickly dashed to the winds when the Ember struck her, and she stumbled backward, panting. Something told her this was a fight she probably wasn't going to win (perhaps it was the fact she was breathing heavily from all the super-effective hits) but the fiesty Sunkern wouldn't give up, even after her Defense was lowered by Atra's toothy Leer attack. Bouncing forward she used Mega Drain yet again--her fighting style was rather predictable, as Glameow had pointed out earlier.
Glameow twitched his tail with the faintest amount of irritation. ~Well, you're the Trainers,~ he shrugged. ~Why ask the humble opinion of a wild savage such as I?~ he said a little sarcastically, lifting a paw to daintly wash it in the way that most Glameows are prone to do. ~Hmm, let's just say that if you caught her it would be a good thing for the fellows on Route Two, but you are right in that she would demand to fight with everyone she saw, and you can bet all she'd use would be Mega Drain. I personally don't relish the idea of being on the same team as her,~ he continued, giving away his inner considerations of joining Sky's team.
Atra let the Mega Drain hit solidly again, waiting to move as it let her use a slightly more powerful Ember attack. She began moving again afterwords, towards Sunkern, for another Tunder Fang. The Mega Drains weren't hitting her too hard, but they were still restoring the yellow Pokemon's health. She still had the type advantage, though.
~Wild and savage?~ Cloud repeated, ~Who might you be talking about?~ He enjoyed talking like that, but there were so few who wouldn't take that as an insult. Glameow did seem the sort the deamon would enjoy spending time with. ~If we caught her,~ Cloud began, ~She probably would want to fight everyone in a Breeder Show, if we ever brought her. Chances are we would trade her.~ He thought for another moment. ~Would you even want to be on a team?~
Once more relief came in the form of the Mega Drain. The Sunkern frowned, wondering why the Houndour was allowing herself to get hit with all these healing attacks. But she had jump quickly when Atra’s Ember attack flared out towards her, and she wasn’t able to make it—the flexible and speedy dog Pokemon was much faster than she could ever be. It hurt quite a bit, and now she was definitely panting pretty heavily, and her sprout drooped for a couple of moments. The Thunder Fang hit as well, decreasing her health even more, and she staggered back, unable to even draw breath to declare she would be using another Mega Drain, because she was panting so heavily. She fired off the attack, but as soon as she did so, there was a brief scorching pain and she winced briefly—she had been Burned. Eagerly she awaited to see if her Mega Drain had hit, for she would probably only last a few more turns without it, especially with all the super-effective hits.
Glameow watched the battle idly, a small smile drifting over his features as he bantered with Cloud. ~Hmm, I wonder?~ he said back to Cloud in a snarky sort of manner, winking. He then considered the dæmon’s other words. ~Yeah, you’re right. She probably would want to fight everyone. It would be bad—I don’t know much about these…Breeder Shows? But I do know in general it doesn’t look good when Trainers disobey their Pokemon.~ He tipped his head to the other side when Cloud asked him about being on the team. ~Goodness, didn’t mean to let that one slip out, there. Well, I’m afraid I’m just a normal Glameow. Nothing special about me to showcase, unlike Miss Taleo your human has there—even with the scars she’ll have, that special attack is sufficiently rare among Pokemon. That being said, I’d be quite aimable to accompany you and Sky for at least a tad longer.~
Atra tried to dodge the Mega Drain, but it still hit her, doing about half as much as would normally. She then turned to face the Sunkern with a Leer attack before using another Ember.
Cloud nodded again, smirking at the Glameow. ~We don't know much either,~ the daemon admitted, ~I do belive you're correct, though.~ He smirked again at the cat's next words. ~But then,~ he began, ~What would a normal Glameow need with insperation?~
Sunkern shivered with relief when the amount of energy she could suck came back to her, leeched from the Houndour. She flinched as she felt her defense being lowered by the Leer, and the Ember once again easily caught up to her and the bulb Pokemon was washed over with scorching flames. She fell to the ground briefly, struggling to get up and failing when the Burn kicked in, taking even more HP. Eventually she managed to stagger upright, squinting angrily at Atra and declaring, ~Mega…Dra…in!~ again, albeit in quite a breathless tone.
The Glameow smiled bemusedly at Cloud’s comments. ~Frankly, it’s boring being a wild Pokemon, especially on Route 2.~ he said, straightening up a little and drawing his tongue over one of his front paws. (He might be a male and somewhat of a snarker, but the cat Pokemon was a Glameow through and through). ~Perhaps if I lived on one of the other routes, down near the legendary caves where super-strong Pokemon go, I would enjoy being wild more. Or, perhaps if I could fly. Unfortunately, it does not benefit Pokemon to think much about traveling to other places, especially when living in a calm and easygoing place like Route 2. We survive, chat, and battle trainers every so often—not a very interesting life to look forward to, even as a kit. Usually, Pokemon become more passionate after they’ve traveled with a trainer, for humans seem to certainly have more material desires and tangible goals.~ he stated, now staring off into the trees rather than at the battle.
Atra dodge the Mega Drain again, though she was damaged by a few of the orbs that clung to her fur. She used another Ember, breathing the fire towards the tired Sunkern. It would be over soon, now, she thought.
"Boring, eh?" Cloud smiled slightly, listening to the Glameow's words. "What sort of life would you rather have? One that had danger at everyturn, or simply one a bit more interesting?"
Sunkern stiffened when only a tiny amount of HP came back to her. Her sprout twisted in concentration, she tried in vain to dodge Atra’s next Ember. About half the attack caught her—she was knocked back, and as she tried to get up to make a retaliating attack, the Burn caught her and she staggered, landing on her face and fainting. As the wind rustled the Grass-type turned a little in the path, clearly unconscious—if Sky were going to throw a Pokeball, now would be the time. Of course, in the event that Sunkern was caught, Sky would probably be getting quite the chatterbox-y, self-centered, feisty Pokemon on her team.
Glameow laughed. ~I would like to simply say, ‘a more interesting life,’ but you know, most of the time ‘a more interesting life’ usually comes paw in paw—or hand in hand, whatever you prefer—with ‘a life with more danger.’ Danger at every turn isn’t quite my style, though—I do enjoy relaxation and rest as much as the next Pokemon.~ His ears perked as he heard Sunkern hit the ground with a grunt. ~Congrats to you and your human on the win, there,~ he said. ~Will we be going, then? Miss Taleo seems to be sleeping, so if we can travel softly, it should be fine.~ It seemed as if he didn’t really want Sky to catch the Sunkern, but it was, in the end, her decision.
Sky thought about the Sunkern as Atra sniffed the knocked out Pokemon. She nodded at the Glameow, who had listened to his and Cloud's conversation. "I'd say so," she said, "Besides, if we were only going to trade her, e would only be leaving her with another poor trainer to deal with her, wouldn't we?" Her daemon turned to the cat. "I suppose if you wanted to move to a different route, she wouldn't be able to bother you, hm?" he said.
Glameow seemed to consider, then nodded. ~Well, Route 3 would be fairly interesting to see, not to mention the town. However, Route 3 also happens to be a desert, from what I’ve heard. It might not be so much of a suitable place to live, but it would certainly an interesting place to visit. I’ve only poked my whiskers in the town up ahead a couple times before, as well,~ he said, rising to his feet and getting ready to continue walking beside Sky—they weren’t too far from the town, and it would only take around 5 to 10 more minutes of walking to get there. However, he suddenly stiffened—there was a crashing in the bushes—again. What would it be this time? ~I think something’s coming. Get ready,~ he whispered, whiskers twitching and tail lashing behind him. He feared it was the Tsuasan trainer with the Beedrill before. Sky and Cloud are good, but still…can they do it? the cat thought.
Unfortunately, the crashing was far more violent than the snapping of twigs and leaves that the Sunkern had made. Indeed, Glameow had sensed correctly—cursing and yelling, another black-suited grunt stepped out of the trees, looking furious. ”Gosh darnit, I hate these stupid routes! So much brush everywhere,”
[/color] he was complaining to his dæmon, a rather fierce and irate-looking Gligar. He spotted Sky, narrowing his eyes. ”Ah, a Pokemorph. It’s a pity you’re not my mission, because those wings would make a great addition to the team.” Then he spotted the sleeping, injured Taleo in her arms. ”…! But that is!”[/color] Immediately he whipped a Pokeball from his belt—he had only one—and threw it, an eagerly buzzing Beedrill erupting from it. ”Give the Taleo to me, and I will let you continue without attacking,” he warned. His eyes made it pretty clear that he wasn’t bluffing, and the next moment he said, ”Ah, forget about it, I know you trainers never give up those pansy Pokemon. There’s no use even yapping about it. Beedrill, Fury Attack!”[/color]
The Beedrill looked like it was about to oblige, raising its antennae and its drill-like arms, getting ready to fire off some needles right at the Taleo in Sky’s arms. Yet Glameow raced forward with incredible speed from Sky’s side, and leapt into the air, clapping down on the Beedrill’s head with both front paws in a Fake Out attack. The Beedrill jumped backward, flinching—the Fake Out had done its job. Glameow quickly darted behind Sky, clearly unwilling to battle anymore. ~There, I gave you the first move. Go!~ he said, knowing what would happen to Taleo should Sky lose.
"Quick, Atra, Ember!" Sky called, "Try to burn him!" Atra complied, building up the fire for a few moments before breathing the flames towards the Beedrill. "Now use Howl!" the Trainer called. The Houndour held her head back to Howl, raising her attack stats.
Even with the Fake-Out, the Tsuasan grunt looked pretty confident, despite the fact his Beedril was fighting a Pokemon that it had a weakness to. ”Eyes on the prize, Gaelina,” he remarked to his dæmon, who nodded and flapped up to a nearby tree, eyes glinting as she watched the quickly unfolding fight. Beedrill let out an angry screech as the flames scorched his wings and front arms, but thankfully he had flinched with the thorns at the end of his arms in front of his face and antennae, so those weren’t hurt too badly. He could see that Atra was somewhat injured—that fainted Sunkern lying back behind them all was probably what the Houndour had been fighting earlier. With the Fire-type weakened, and all the training and evolution he had gone through, Beedrill confident as well, despite the fact he was fighting a weakness.
The Ember hurt, but at least it didn’t burn him, and Howl only raised attack, so it wouldn’t be affecting the power of Ember, thankfully. The grunt scratched the stubble on his chin thoughtfully, watching how the Dark-type dog ran and fought. Beedrill was fast, but it might help to take down Atra’s speed some. ”Hmm, let’s start this battle properly as it should have been,” he mused to himself, shooting a vengeful look at Glameow, who hissed lightly in response. ”String Shot on the Houndour, and Fury Attack as well.” Obediently the Beedrill spat a string of sticky white silk at Atra, hoping to trip the dog up and cause it to lose speed. Then he darted forward, jabbing the thorns on his arms viciously at Atra, attacking four times out of the possible five—a decent start.
The String Shot hit Atra, but she was still able to half dodge the Fury Attack. She was, after all, still tired from battling the Sunkern. "Leer and Smog!" Sky called, trying not to wake the Taleo in her arms. The Houndour barked before Leering at the Beedrill, hoping to lower his defense. She then released the filthy gases needed for Smog, trying to poison the opponent.
The Tsuasan grinned; clearly, the earlier fight with that fainted Sunkern had left the Houndour more tired and limb-weary—and most importantly, less agile. Both Houndour and Beedrill were speedy Pokemon, so now that Houndour was already wounded, this would be a real advantage. He was a little more worried when Sky ordered Atra to use Smog. A poisoning could be just the thing that tipped the scales in battle to one side or the other. Beedrill shuddered a little, his defense going down when he was Leered at, and hovering to the side a little, unsure what to do with all the nasty poison gas coming at him. His trainer wasn’t too concerned about the damage, since, after all, Beedrill was a poison-type too and would be able to withstand poison-type attacks well, but the whole Poison status thing was another matter entirely. ”Beedrill, use Harden and shield yourself with your wings best you can. Afterwards, why don’t you try poisoning yourself with Poison Sting. Make it hit properly this time.” Buzzing angrily, Beedrill drew away from the Smog and locked his joints, Hardening itself against the Smog. It washed over him, not doing much damage due to the type similarity, and thankfully, he wasn’t poisoned. Then he zipped up to Atra, aimed carefully, and used Poison Sting, before darting higher into the air.
The Poison Sting hit, but it didn't poison either. Sky called for a Leer, and Atra obeyed, deciding to do a move of her own afterwords. Dashing forward, she prepared for a Thunder Fang, hoping to cause the Beedrill to flinch or become paralyzed. She was getting tired, and slower, the houndour realized.
Beedrill buzzed angrily when he saw the Houndour leaping towards him with the Thunder Fang after his defense was lowered with Leer. The bee Pokemon flashed his thorn-arms, trying to intimidate the dog, and his trainer yelled, ”Quick, another Harden!” Thus, Atra’s Leer was negated, but the Harden wasn’t able to up Beedrill’s defense any farther. Beedrill quickly flapped his wings after the attack landed, trying to shake out the strange, tingly feeling when one of his wings jerked and he swerved awkwardly, trying not to crash into a tree. Electricity sparked around him—he had been Paralyzed. The Tsuasa grunt swore loudly, for now the battle was more evened out. He still reasoned that he had the upper hand, but just barely. Beedrill keened with rage, and having done something of a crash-landing, he spat out another Poison Sting at Atra and again trying to force the poison status onto the tiring dog. Even if he was paralyzed and Atra had the type advantage, Atra had already fought a battle, and that was always a great hindrance. Glameow looked on from the sidelines, muscles tense and ready to attack should Beedrill randomly flit over and attack him or Sky directly.
Guest_Kaelyn: ---when I remember my password and get enough free time to do something? (hopefully)
Feb 2, 2014 22:31:40 GMT -5
Guest_Kaelyn: Alrighty. I hope you haven't forgotten me, Birdy. ^^() Ok. I'll keep that new url in mind. And I understand. The link you have there doesn't connect to anything. Perhaps you could send it to me via pm or something so that I can get it---
Feb 2, 2014 22:31:00 GMT -5
Birdybot: It's ready for RP but I'm still working on things before I want to start advertising
Jan 30, 2014 16:09:49 GMT -5
Birdybot: Hello! The promo will be up for a while longer
Jan 30, 2014 16:09:22 GMT -5
Guest_Kaelyn: and how long will the X/Y promo be for? I would love to get one... as soon as I remember my password....
Jan 27, 2014 13:24:40 GMT -5
Guest_Kaelyn: Darn.. I'm going to have to remember my password....... But I'm still here... If that matters. ^^()
Jan 27, 2014 13:22:56 GMT -5
Guest_Kaelyn: Orr.... just a new skin and stuff? It looks great, though, guys.
Jan 27, 2014 13:18:28 GMT -5
Guest_Kaelyn: Ok... I googled Enera cause I was on my work computer and came up with this. 0.o Did the site move, Birdy? Also, I am so sorry for the long absence. I hope you'll forgive me? What's been happening?
Jan 27, 2014 13:17:44 GMT -5
Rin: Alright, I will then It'll probably take me a couple days.
Dec 29, 2013 22:30:39 GMT -5
Birdybot: Yeah, go ahead ^_^
Dec 29, 2013 5:25:01 GMT -5
Rin: Cool beans, I made an account there. Should I just transfer all my PC stuff and character data / route stuff over?
Dec 28, 2013 22:35:53 GMT -5
Birdybot: All right! I've worked on a few templates and planned everything out, so now I've created the new forum! enerarpg.proboards.com/
Dec 23, 2013 7:51:22 GMT -5
Rin: I do like the visiting towns idea - that way players could get to plot more easily and characters could meet up, which would be cool to see more of
Dec 23, 2013 3:02:40 GMT -5
Birdybot: I think to make it easier for characters to meet, any town can be visited at any time (by train etc), but the gyms will still have to be done in order. Also I was thinking of letting people buy apartments/houses in any town if they want
Dec 17, 2013 18:27:24 GMT -5
Birdybot: Yeah, characters would be transferred over. It's a big change, but I think big changes are needed to revive this site and moving is the cleanest way to do that
Dec 17, 2013 18:24:19 GMT -5
Rin: Whoa, that's a pretty big change Would we be allowed to carry over characters? I'd like to keep Ajax at his current progress if possible...I do agree about the fakedex thing though, that's pretty outdated at this point, and people can always resubmit.
Dec 17, 2013 17:34:15 GMT -5
Birdybot: Yeah anyway so over this weekend I'll get a new site set up with new everything and it'll maybe look OK but no promises
Dec 13, 2013 14:28:26 GMT -5