A PARK IN VERDANTURF has opened for those wishing to have a picnic under the spring blossoms. A local bakery brings in pastries for park-goers to try, while mini-games are held to celebrate the vernal vibrancy of the land.
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?
helloooo jack! finally found some time to be able to post here.
elijah's this unruly, really mean, bitter old man with a lot of problems. although, i can imagine him and caprice possibly being old acquaintances? they're close in age with elijah being 27. although elijah has lived in hoenn all his life, i can see him having visited johto to learn johtian methods of herbalism, considering the strong sense of tradition there.
even though elijah's this no nonsense man, i can see him playing the straight man to the funny man in their relationship. despite caprice being an idiot son, maybe elijah has warmed up to him over the years and "stomachs" his antics.
elijah is deep into rocket life now, however. maybe they lost contact after some time and they reunite under these new circumstances (caprice being an information broker monkaS). he'd try his best to convince caprice to stay out of rocket's business for his own safety, perhaps?
OR if old acquaintances doesn't work, maybe elijah can contact him not just for some information for rocket use, but to also extract poisons from his nidorino and nidorina (good pokemon choices + names btw /whistles). elijah dabbles in medicine and a little bit in poisons, so it could work!
anyway, let me know! if you have difficulties parsing through my rambling post, let me know too, hahaha!
porquenolosdos.gif gimme the goods. i love love love the stony-faced grump + happy-go-lucky idiot pairing with every piece of my bitter little soul. i could definitely see them as old acquaintances esp since cap was a grunt in johto. they could've lost contact, but cap knew elijah was from hoenn?? cap's been looking for a proper rocket contact now that he's moved here so if he can track down/run into/be run into by elijah he'd be like "brooooo".
Hey! So I will admit I'm not sure how these two will vibe because Emma is generally hard to vibe with, unfortunately... BUT I want to give them a shot anyway because I want Emma to be acquainted with Rocket as much as I can!
They also likely have some semblance of history given their closeness in age and the fact that Emma has been with Rocket practically the entirety of her adult years. She's originally from Kalos but was in Kanto and very well could have been in Johto in some point? Maybe? Otherwise, she's been in Hoenn this whole time since then and they can bump into each other as a more recent thing.
Regardless, Emma is a very 'no-nonsense' individual. She means business and she can easily come across as mean if you aren't used to someone who doesn't talk a lot and when she does it's usually to inflict emotional damage.
I can see Emma being the type that, after witnessing something stupid he might do, she just gets up and leaves without saying a word because she does not have time for this.
But she's unfriendly, not unlikable, so I'm sure there's something... charming that might spark a reluctant friendship of some kind between them?
YESSSSS. i love the ideas you've outlined. we can consider perhaps, having @caprice have a chance encounter near where he thinks elijah gardner is currently stationed. since elijah gardner occasionally sells his goods in slateport's market, maybe they can meet around there while he's at his shoddy little stall.
this is something different, but can provide some sort of conflict while also giving you mission rewards. this mission, "gardevoir season", can be something elijah gardner is currently on. in other words, elijah gardner may be searching for gardevoir evo pokemon in the wilderness for rocket/the black market, and @caprice finds him and subsequently causes him to lose his target (temporarily until they find another or the same one by the end of the thread).
and that could spice things up a bit!
let me know if this works! i can start the thread or you can, but i am down for anything!!
ah let's do the mission! they can catch up and sass each other while they hunt down a gardevoir evo and complete a mission. a+ 10/10. if you start a thread with elijah going a-hunting, i'll jump on it asap.
the great thing about cap is that he basically just... doesn't recognize it when people don't like him. which either 1. pisses people off more or 2. eventually endears them to him. he just banks on the latter.
he's traveled with TR some for missions/occupations/the like since he's been with them for years. they could have easily met as grunts/grunt-and-superior in kanto at some point. not enough to become like friends but enough to be vaguely aware of each other?? idk if emma drinks, but cap is pulling bartending shifts at the slateport bars and using that to gather threads of information about hoenn. she could come in for a drink and they could recognize each other and chat? or if you have other ideas hit me with em. i'm easypeasy!
A bar setting sounds great! Emma doesn't drink often, usually only when she has nothing better to do. Inebriation means poor work ethic and poorer work quality - and she's always at the top of her game.
But lately she's been a lot more laid back and agreeable, so it's definitely within reason for her to recognize him at one of the Slateport bars! Let's do that!