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Posted: Mar 9 2017, 09:45 AM
3 Seasons Later...
☒ an arm and a leg [starter]
▲▲ +1 ponyta [lvl 5, 15% loyal, 0 EXP], +2 pokeball, +1 potion, +1 pecha, +1 oran, +1 liechi, +270 tokens
▼▼ -1 name, -1 father, -all the memories
spring 51 
☒ A New Generation [ooc]
▲▲ +1 pokeball, +1 timer ball
☒ Lead a Horse to Water [dev]
☒ Egg-Stravaganza in Ashfield [event w/ all]
☒ No Bed of Roses [social w/ samantha]
☒ Clipped Wings [dev]
☒ Fishing Around [quest]
☒ Searching [social w/ gabriel]
summer 51 
☒ Introducing Skills [ooc]
▲▲ +2 charisma, +1 foraging
▼▼ -2 combat, -1 hunting
☒ The Bark & The Bite [dev]
☒ The Best Laid Plans [adventure w/ gabriel]
☒ Play With Fire [dev]
☒ No Good Deed [quest]
☒ Kick Over The Traces [dev]
☒ Buy Your Way Out [trade]
☒ Out of Dodge, Part 1 [travel]
☒ Out of Dodge, Part 2 [travel]
☒ Cynth vs Ridley [event]
☒ Cynth vs Shae [event]
☒ Set In Train I [event dev]
autumn 52 
☒ Goodie Bags [ooc]
▲▲ +2 moon balls, +1 enigma berry, +1 map, +1 supply pack
☒ Fighting Spirit [event w/ granny]
☒ Fighting Spirit II [event w/ arshia]
☒ The Move Tutor [event]
☒ Honor & Glory II [event w/ Cynthia]
☒ Between The Lines [event social w/ Cynthia]
☒ Quirky Egg Stall [event]
☒ Eggcellent Meeting [event social w/ Andrew]
☒ Specialty Pokeball Vendor [event]
☒ Something New [social w/ Shae, Sonia, Andrew]
☐ Good Egg [dev]
☒ Home Stretch [quest]
winter 52 
☒ winter Festival [event ooc]
▲▲ +1 focus sash
☒ In The Races [event social]
▲▲ +80 tokens, +5 EXP for Trick
☒ No Cold Feet [event social w/ Shae]
☒ Abominable Snowfox [event social w/ Leona]
☒ Baby, It's Freaking Cold Outside [event social w/ Cade]
☒ white Elephant Gift Exchange [event]
☐ Overkill [event w/ Ten, Matt]
☒ Cut The Ice [event]
☒ Speed Dating Signups [ooc]
spring 52 
☒ Cynth & Shae [event w/ Shae]
▲▲ +50 tokens
☒ Cynth & Victor [event w/ Victor]
☐ Dangerous woman [quest w/ Soren]
☒ Seasonal Pay [ooc]
summer 52 
☒ Cynth vs Avery [event w/ Avery]
▲▲ +15 tokens, +6 EXP for Imp
☒ Cynth vs Shae [event w/ Shae]
☒ Cynth vs Victor [event w/ Victor]
☒ The Tournament [ooc]
Posted: May 25 2018, 11:18 PM
[ s p r i n g 5 1 ]
Cynth emerged from the void exhausted from her forgotten trials and face-down in ashy mud. Overwhelmed by fear and uncertainty and the looming realization that she couldn't remember anything, she crawled past the totems and into the forest to find somewhere to rest and collect her thoughts. She quickly grew sick of the cold, wet mud that clung to her and found an odd formation of tree branches and leaves to climb onto in order to rest; only to find that she's clambered onto someone's nest. Samantha, a rather feral and almost werewolf-esque human, confronted her and shooed her from the nest, pointing her in the direction of the city. This first interaction with another human was an ironic one. The circumstances of her previous life had stripped Samantha of much of her humanity, and as a result the girl chose to crawl on her hands like a beast. The circumstances of Cynth's previous life had cost her so that she was forced to crawl on her hands and knees like a beast, but she retains within her more purity and humanity than do most humans that survive such significant trauma as abounds in the Sufferverse.
Cynth made her way out of the forest, with the implications of amnesia crowding in more and more into her mind. Everything she saw was familiar but estranged. Her emotions were high as she found herself in a berry orchard on the edge of the city of Ashfield, but she had no time to deal with those emotions before a man named Augustus came and quite immediately began imposing his will on her, having her gather up berries from the orchard (which was not his) and then almost literally dragging her back to his shop. She would live with him and spend nights sleeping in his Pidgey coop throughout spring and most of summer as, essentially, an indentured servant. Her constant passivity, deep compassion, and calm optimism made her quite the ideal follower, impossible as it was for her to see or speak of any faults in the man whom she saw as her rescuer.
She lived under Augustus' rule, mostly content, rediscovering herself as she threw herself into not only her work in Agustus' shop and coop, but into odd jobs offered by other people of Ashfield. On one such odd job, Cynth prepared to face off against her fear of the unknown and her fear of the dark as she traveled all the way to the Crying Plateau for the sole purpose of rescuing a handful of fish. Fatefully, she here not only rescued the fish but a pair of Rockruff who had just survived an attack from some unknown winged beast. The female Rockruff was half-drowned but both survived thanks to Cynth's own efforts and the efforts of the healer that she found on her way back into Ashfield. This healer also provided Cynth with her first pair of crutches, giving Cynth more power and freedom to move about according to her own will rather than helplessly relying on those around her.
[ s u m m e r 5 1 ]
These two canines quickly became her closest friends, though they were not quite as quick to warm up to her in return (particularly the female, Indie). Not only this, but they were what eventually caused Cynth to finally leave her situation with Augustus. In a moment of frustration, the large man kicked the mischievous Imp and then attempted to do the same to Indie, except that Cynth threw herself in the way and took the hit. Something in her mind snapped in that moment, and Augustus was cut immediately from her life. She picked up all of her belongings and without informing anyone, left the entire city of Ashfield behind and traveled to Crater.
Cynth arrived in Crater just in time to participate in the Tournament that the city was hosting. Though she did not win this contest, she felt a stirring of pride from the fact that she did get past the first round, and in the second round she lost to the woman who eventually ended up winning the entire tournament.
To be continued.
Posted: May 26 2018, 08:44 PM
Trick of the Eyes ↦ Trick is egotistical and reckless and will never let a challenge, real or perceived, go unanswered. He believes fire Pokemon to be the most superior type of Pokemon; he believes that Ponyta are descended from the Sunne God itself; and he believes that his paternal line is descended most directly.
At first, Trick refused to give in to the "pull" that was Azelf drawing him to where Cynth was going to arrive in Terrene. He even twisted his own ankle in an attempt to keep himself from going. But even Trick's will is inferior to the will of the actual willpower Pokemon, and he was eventually forced to go. That didn't mean he had to interact with Cynth, however: once he saw who it was that he was apparently "paired" with, he judged her as crippled, weak, and unworthy. Rather than approach her or help her, he waited for what he assumed was her inevitable death. Except that she never died- and eventually, her adventures impressed him enough that he revealed himself to her. His name, Trick of the Eyes, comes from the fact that Cynth had only ever seen glimpses of him far off in the forest, and had begun to wonder if she was suffering hallucinations.
Now, their relationship isn't all that much better, but Trick has begun to see Cynth as "his," in a somewhat possessive and defensive manner. He also believes that she has a lot of potential to become a strong and wise leader, but that she has a very long way to go before reaching that potential. Improving their relationship will be slow going, given that he has his own goals and still very much so lives his own life, separate from her, despite the fact that he can't go far before feeling "pulled" back.
His main goal in life is to have a herd of his own; in the course of striving for this goal, he'll have to learn better how to treat those around him. His biggest struggle will be realizing that his actions do, in fact, affect those around him- particularly those who are closest to him. He will likely never allow Cynth to ride him as a mount, except perhaps for in emergency situations, once their relationship is strong enough. He also is not likely to ever be bound to a pokeball unless an emergency situation comes up- though with Trick's penchant for reckless
Indomitus ↦ Similar to Trick, and as her name suggests, Indie is a creature of absolute and unshakable self-confidence and discipline. She believes that a strong, stable pack hierarchy is essential for everyone to survive and thrive, and she resents those who fight against order. Aside from her self-confidence, her strongest trait is the unwavering loyalty she shows to those within her pack. She is also somber and contemplative.
Indie was half-drowned when Cynth found her, but even being rescued by her wasn't enough to earn Indie's loyalty. At first, Indie determined that, separated from her pack of origin, she had to become the alpha of this new, strange, ragtag "pack." She wasn't sure how to do it, but she was trying her darndest to get Imp and Cynth to follow her lead- which was very difficult when she was contained her her pokeball for a lot of the time, due to the fact that Augustus didn't like the two pups.
However, after failing many times to get Imp to fall in line, seeing Cynth had some small success with Imp, and experiencing Cynth willingly and purposefully taking a blow meant for her, she changed her mind and determined that Cynth was to be the alpha of their group. Similar to Trick, she doesn't quite think that Cynth is fully prepared to be a leader, but that she will make a great one once she grows into her talents and fully accepts her role. For her part, although she doesn't trust Cynth entirely, Indie's powerful pack mindset causes her to be entirely loyal to her.
Currently, Indie doesn't have any goals outside of the pack's welfare. In the future, once everyone's character development is a bit more settled and solid, she and Imp (or another male in her egg group that Cynth might get) may become a couple and her goal will be to raise any children they may produce. It is uncertain if she will evolve into Midday or Dusk form.
Impetus ↦ Imp is the epitome of reckless abandon. He is Indie's opposite, being carefree and thoughtless, constantly in motion and looking for his next plaything or the next exciting place to explore. Rather than caring for the pack, or the well-being of any group, all he truly seems to care about is his own entertainment.
Rara Avis ↦