near the last known location of regirock's tomb, several trainers have stumbled across an ominous opening. inside, they will find the ruins of the legendary titan, riddled with traps, treasures, and the mystical unknown. no one knows what awaits them but one thing is for sure — a new arc begins. despite the thin veil of peace, the public still faces unease.
after the ultra beast war, hoenn begins to heal. the megalopolan invasion may have failed; however, it is clear there is much more at stake. a prophecy revolving around a cyclical meteoroid, the appearance of necrozma and a dangerous and viral alien threaten the safety of the region once more.
with rocket's new boss, the resurgence and reappearance of the crime syndicate's presence is imminent. the league has done its best to repair its reputation, and with the victory of a war under their belt, perhaps it is enough. but the seeds of distrust have already been sown in the ravaged land of this region, causing many to wonder what will grow?
HOENN POSSESSES MANY MYSTERIES awaiting discovery. discovery by you! if your character would like to research, discover or invent something, you may be offered this chance in the form of research threads.[break][break]
more specifically, these threads will detail your character's attempts to analyze an artifact, talk to NPCs, seek out a legendary pokémon and more. depending on the research, the quest to its completion may be lengthy or short. regardless, your character may earn rewards along the way. remember, going on research threads do not guarantee your desired outcome and the outcome may shift depending on what your characters do.[break][break][break]
these threads can be unlocked through ic-developments, events, and more. in other words, research thread opportunities are given out via a prompt-based manner by staff.[break][break]
research threads are now prompt-based only.
this means, a prompt (plot hook) will be provided to your character icly, which they can pursue as a research thread.
research threads may have more than one character participating, depending on the prompt.
there is no word count for your posts, but be as specific with what you are attempting to do.
generally, a player can only have one research thread at a time, but there are exceptions.
some research threads will be closed to those who are already avatars or have received ic-boons.
after every post, shiv will respond with a mod post with the results of your research/attempt. please post in this thread for mod posts— but be aware that these requests will take longer to process and are generally slow burns that can last months.
if the player or character of a research threads becomes inactive or does not seem to be active on the site, the research thread may be archived/halted/given away, etc.
feel free to pm or dm shiv with any questions, suggestions and inquiries of advice.
BELOW, UNDER THE SPOILER TAG, you can find an example of how a research thread works. furthermore, you could venture into the ongoing and completed research threads further below for more examples.[break][break]
POST ONE: dahlia attempts to research an odd painting she has found in shoal cave. she will inspect it and attempt to discover its purpose, believing it to be an artifact of sorts from hoenn's ancient past. first, she'll attempt to cross-reference the painting on the device with an online database.[break][break]
MOD POST: dahlia spends several days analyzing the machine. after hours of painstaking research, the cross-referencing reveals one hit in terms of artistic style. it's an old portrait drawn by an artist named shiv. shiv was known to draw detailed portraits of men under incredible duress and pain. the search reveals that there is one scholar who has focused their research on this art: noxildan photoshoperan. he lives in fallabor town.[break][break]
POST TWO: dahlia travels to fallabor and attempts to e-mail noxildan photoshoperan... etc.[break][break]