HORN TRUMPETS BLARE TO ANNOUNCE the start of the HOENN STAR TOURNAMENT. this celebration cycles with the pokeathalon every four years.
slateport has been remodeled to accommodate visitors from the other regions with local specialties and plenty of festivities. here, intense battles of various kinds are waged to demonstrate hoenn's prowess in battling!
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a faction-based pokemon roleplay
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?
rhian has few friends, but not entirely out of choice. she's very introverted. with her mind usually stuck in daydreams, she's not the most talkative person around. she was sheltered for a good part of her life, and is still ignorant of certain things that would otherwise be pretty common knowledge, to the point she can be hilariously tactless or frustratingly naïve. she really means well, though, and with those she learns to trust, she can shed her worries and reservations and even turn a little overbearing.
within the league, she's only an assistant in the research department. rhian is probably not known by many, but she definitely would be able to recognize her higher-ups (and admire them from afar, in a totally not creepy way). work is also the easiest way to interact with and get to know her, as she's very passionate about her career. she's particularly interested in devon's dream projector and the pokénav's affection tracking feature, and would like to be able to work with them in the future.
she's reserved in this aspect.
rhian isn't one to hate openly, and she can endure a lot before being angered. she was a victim of bullying in school, and firmly believes that angry people who take things out on others are the ones suffering the most. wouldn't go as far as to say she likes them, but she can't bring herself to hate them either.
mission partners, mentors, maybe some bad influences. open to anything, honestly.
no but okay let's talk. rhian seems like a sweetheart, and would absolutely get on stormy's nerves. stormy is quick-witted and rash, and little things like asking the wrong question or repeating something or generally being a bit naive like i'm understanding rhian can be, could set her off.
generally though, stormy is a pretty friendly person. she just has a very low tolerance for annoying situations and little patience. if rhian becomes friends with cait alfric though, you'll have a pretty solid friend with Stormy Silph as well.
you know, i like the idea of them starting on bad terms and learn to get along purely out of consideration for cait. it'd be a pretty interesting dynamic.
does stormy usually introduce herself as a silph? rhian was born in johto and would know at least of the silph name— hell, her first piece of tech would probably have been made by silph co. not to mention virtually every other item of importance in pokémon training.
from what i can gather, stormy isn't as big of a public personality as her brother, but i can see rhian asking. if we really want things to start awfully, she could even throw an offhand comment like "it must be nice to have him as brother," knowing about him but obviously not knowing the circumstances in which the silph kids were raised.
eventually, and i'm guessing after some outside intervention winkwink but not necessarily, things could end with a heart-to-heart talk where rhian apologizes. maybe she opens up to stormy about her own family troubles (her mom and the accident, her dad and the child neglect, her cousin and the bullying) and idk they could bond over dysfunctional families?? what do you think?
Rhian McArthur des could be here to teach her to idolize people in a totally CREEPY way. bug eyes? check. ability to peek around corners and stare people with said bug eyes? check. Granbull that likes to chew on people in a weird way? double check! seriously they are so different and i love it.
Maybe they could be....friends? very weird and unlikely friends but des needs some people to babble to a and get along with and tell most of her life stories to.
this sounds like so much fun! i can definitely see rhian following des on her stalker-ish antics. would she do it out of good will or out of innocent faith? probably a little of both, honestly.
do you have any preferences as to what kind of thread to start with? after giving the missions list a quick look, i think these two missions look promising: pesky pescetarian and/or you're not the one.
the first could be the perfect opportunity for des to teach rhian how to properly sneak on a pokémon that thinks it is the sneaky one. maybe the way they meet is they're each trying to find the culprit behind the local magikarp's disappearances, and when they stumble across each other rhian is so scared by des's expression that she genuinely thinks she's the culprit for the whole of ten seconds. (oh yeah did i mention rhian's a total scaredy cat?)
the second mission sounds like the most likely to cause a mess, but it also sounds like it could trigger des, so maybe we leave that one in the air until we see how they play in the first "test", for lack of a better name?
me too me tooo!! yes okay let's go along with this idea.
yes, she normally does. unlike fernando, she isn't ashamed of who she is... at least not really. she hates herself for her parents dying and her not being able to do anything about it, but she also hates fernando for abandoning her in kanto. so idk? she's kind of a complicated disaster.
anyone associating her with fernando is usually a sore spot though because holy FUCK people are obsessed with this man and put him on such a pedestal that it pisses her tf off. <3
so if you wanna get on stormy's bad side you can literally do what you said and say 'wow youre so LUCKY and FORTUNATE to have been raised a silph' when it's actually not that great and she and all her other sibs were sorta treated like shit.
i would love to do a mentor/mentee thing!! perse is a bit new to the scene as well (and has some issues about feeling like she doesn't deserve the position etc etc) but i also see her really looking out for rhian given her age?? she might project her feelings a little so you're right, it would be a complete mess.
i'm liking the idea of doing a mission?! or maybe we can make something that sounds like.... field work and make it into a duo wild 👀
to maximize their levels of discomfort, putting them in a situation where it really wouldn't do to just ditch the other will probably be a lot of fun — for us. i was kind of eyeing the elevator hh mission. i just saw you're already taking that one buuut maybe a similar setting could work? either a mission they're taking as league members, or getting locked in somewhere.
persephone amavi & rhian mcarthur
gonna be replying to perse in her own plotter because that's where i posted first and it makes more sense. yes.
tbh i post randomly in various plotters depending on the mood of the day LMAO.
so at the moment the league headquarters are in lilycove city! used to be slatecove but that got overrun and the league lost it to rocket. with rhian working for devon in rustboro + i think working with lucas too, i'm sure she travels around a fair amount! could be fun to do a mission like this maybe?? something pretty intense doubles as both character-building for rhian and a short-cut for them to get to know each other?? :')
why, what an odd thing to say, mr. vermilion. i thought we were already dating!
but yes i love our nerds and i want all of the threads. gimme.
actually, while writing up my reply for our mission, i came up with a few ideas. we need a nice little at-home date, and we also need some socials set in the past from when rhian and leo were still in high school, talking about their aspirations and what they would eventually (are now) pursuing. maybe it leads to a battle thread too since you wanted heart scales? could start with rhian asking something like what he thinks about human-pokémon communication!
Rhian McArthur [break]All right I can start the Playing Cupid mission and you start the date one because it was your idea.[break][break] Let's take Affection's Confections to get some more heart scales. Leo can be grumpy about Rhian making chocolates for someone else.
we discussed this briefly on discord so i'm making a post to actually remember this later and go more in depth!
ever since you mentioned leo wouldn't give his pokémon nicknames, this little headcanon bug came to me that rhian gives them all nicknames behind his back. we started with meteoro (metagross) already. i'm looking forward to him telling rhian to stop it tbqh.
i also wanna have a social where they actually talk about it. maybe it's also set in the past because that's kinda something that one would notice pretty early on and something rhian would point out. since then i'm guessing the talk doesn't change leo's view considering he still doesn't name his pokémon even now? hehe.
when are you going to make your own plotter so i can spam it instead of mine when i want to plot with you? thanks.
now i go back to bed because it's too early to be awake on a sunday.