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?
Birdybot - Creator
Angel - Co-Admin
Rin - Global Moderator
Red - Moderator
alphasuicune - Graphics Pirate
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.
Good to see more Poison types, but perhaps make it more obvious that it's a Poison type? Perhaps something like dripping poison, fangs, purple colour, red x on forehead, that sort of thing. Also, many more TMs, PLEASE put the numbers on the TMs in otherwise it's really hard to put them into the dex, and you should change a few of the level up moves from offensive to stat changers or status inflicters.
Ok. I've added a Bunch more TMs and edited the Move list to have more stat changers and a Recovery move. As for their colouring. I based it on the Eastern Brown, which is a very plain looking snake, as the name suggests its a veyr generic shade of brown with no distinguishable patterns or markings, but is none the less one of the most deadly poisonous snakes in the world. I can add in some stripes and try to make it more Tigersnake-ish if that would be more appropriate.
EDIT: Tigersnake like Sprites with Dark Red Stripes:
Ah, much better. The stripes are good, I don't know snake species so naturally it didn't occur to me that that was where this was from. Perhaps replace one of the egg moves with a stat changer/status inflicter? Only other things bugging me are the name and dex entry. Serpenta is a bit, I dunno, obvious? Maybe something sounding more like basilisk or something. Two words smushed together are often successful, just play around a bit until you find something you like. As for the weight... Arbok is 143.3lbs, and Seviper is 115.7lbs, and since this one's height is somewhere in between, perhaps it's weight should be too. Also, after this has been accepted and you can be bothered to do something else, I totally think this would be awesome with a pre-vo.
Name Changed from Serpenta to Seralisk Assurance Repalced with Scary Face Sprites replaced with Updated Sprites Weight changed to 120lb. Sound plausible? Figured it'd be a bit lighter than half way between to be able to glide.
Dex Entry Changed from: It is a common assumption that the large wingspan of a Serpenta means that this pokemon is a flying type. In fact it is pure poison type. Though its wings are large they are designed for show, being used for displays of aggression or for courtship displays, rather then flying. It does have the ability to glide short distances, but finds this difficult and generally Serpenta prefer any other method of travel. As a defense mechanism, to prevent accidental poisoning, it is unable to use certain attacks, like Toxic, Acid or Sludge Bomb, without first lowering its head below its wingjoint. In addition to their usual sharp predatory teeth, these pokemon have a pair of long, hollow, venom filled fangs which rest against the roof of their mouth until they open their mouth, at which point the fangs shift forward into biting position.
To: Though Seralisk is often mistaken for a flying type, it is in fact unable to fly, its large wingspan used to glide short distances and for displays of aggression or courtship. This species has an unusual defense mechanism against the possibility of self poisoning. It is unable to use any long distance poison based attack without first lowering its head below its wingjoint.
Added name for Baby Form: Saisk
Thought - Saisk produced when Seralisk bred while Holding Poison Barb?
All good now, but of course I'll wait for you to post information on Saisk. That was quick! Loving the new name, although dex entries should be a couple of sentences long. For example, Cyndaquil's for HeartGold is this; 'It is timid, and always curls itself up in a ball. If attacked, it flares up its back for protection.' If you've seen the format the Pokédex is written in, though, all that stuff you wrote before will be explained, so not to worry.
*grins* Well the moment you mentioned a baby form I had an idea for it spring into my head.
Name: Saisk Classification: The Fluffy Serpent Pokemon Dex Entry: It's feathers are soft and fluffy for its wings have not yet developed enough to be of use. It often looks at the sky and dreams of flying. Type: Poison Height: 5 feet 5 inches Weight: 10 lb Ability: Shed Skin/Limber Gender Ratio: 50% male 50% female Moves: - Sand Attack - Wrap Lv5 - Poison Sting Lv10 - Tailwhip Lv13 - Acid Lv18 - Yawn
Egg Moves: Poison Tail, Thunder Fang, Fire Fang, Ice Fang, Scary Face
The sprites are a little large and not shaded (tip: shade the outline rather than just all black, look at current sprites for examples). I might have a go at spriting these, but for fun; you don't have to use them.
Ack! Knew I'd forgotten something. Edited the post with shaded versions, complete with coloured outlines. I did them on a 100x100 canvas, and they didn't touch the edges so their not extra especially big I don't think, though I did originally try to make Viora smaller... it didn't work out so well. Love to see what you could do with them, though I'll admit to being kinda attached to this lot. I don't scratch sprites very often so I'm always slightly amazed when they turn out alright.
Ah, that would be why they're so huge then. Normal Pokémon sprites are 80x80. Also you never seem to include pupils in things eyes, it makes them seem a little weird... but anywho, looks OK so far although Dive isn't an HM in Enera
Well with both Siask/Seralisk and Viora/Viali, I way I envisioned them, their supposed to have a sort of Compound eye, rather than a normal eye with a pupil, iris, white arrangement. That's why their a solid/graduating shade and don't have a pupil.
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