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Posted:Aug 21 2017, 08:22 AM
Here at SYG we allow our players to roleplay as a variety of different specie types, ranging from human to pokemon to ghost. Please see below for all of your options. Some are available immediately, while some may be purchased as you roleplay on site.
(Factions documented in post below)
Pokémon are "animals" that possess the ability to control the elements. They are extremely powerful, very dangerous, and subject to careful monitoring in the present day. They can live anywhere from thirty years to beyond a few thousand. In Save Your Goodbyes, all pokémon have the ability to learn the human language. Like humans, they vary widely in both intelligence and physical abilities.
These creatures, especially those far from humanoid in appearance, are treated as second-class citizens. They can be captured, owned, and lack many rights that protect humanity. Penalties for harming a pokémon sometimes border on laughably soft. Overall, the majority of society fears Pokemon and the power that they hold.
Have you looked in the mirror lately? Most of us, unless we have a few highly intelligent animals or extraterrestrials as members, are homo sapiens. The ones on Save Your Goodbyes are just like us. They just happen to also live in a world full of Pokémon and gods. In recent decades, the demographics of the region has skewed towards the extremes of age. Humans have no powers or special abilities. Unlike other races, they are susceptible to psychic attacks and ghostly possessions. However, they make up for these weaknesses through their sheer numbers.
Humans are part of every alignment known to man. Gifted ones, especially those that are successful and intelligent, are often recruited by the invading government. Their lack of hardiness bans them from certain jobs and certain environments. Recent times have seen a rise in cybernetic limbs for former war veterans and victims of accidents.
These are humans born with an interesting power or ability. They can use telekinesis, set things on fire with their mind, or leap tall buildings in a single bound. Mutants are far rarer than normal humans and a minuscule subset of the population. While there is a wide spectrum for powers, ranging from physical to mental, there are some things mutations cannot do.
These powers do not allow users to change their size, become immortal, shape-shift, or grow body parts. Many mutants are harmed more than helped by their new found abilities. Laws aimed against limiting these individuals, have made many of them turn towards the rebellion.
Ghosts are the apparitions of departed. Formed of energy, there are three principal types of ghosts: Land-locked, Person-locked and Roaming. The reason for entrapment varies from ghost to ghost, but they each have a task they wish to achieve. Something they want to do (whether they know it or not). Any species can become a ghost, though they lose any abilities they had when alive. They normally appear as they looked at the best moments of their life, except where the reason for lingering is vengeful or related to a specific time period.
All ghosts are capable of utilising five basic abilities (invisibility, floating, telekinesis, tangibility, possession), though some have more specialised, unique skills. As they are created from energy, excessive use as well as damage drains them of their strength. In order to restore it, ghosts can leech power from electrical, heat or emotional sources, resulting in flickering lights and cold patches.
All ghosts on SYG came to Ottokar as a consequence of the ‘Day of the Dead’ event. Within Ottokar, they are being slowly, but warily accepted into more liberal societies, including some of the rebel groups. Corinth denies their existence, but the military are ordered to capture and destroy any identified. There is a growing minority taking up the role of exorcist to rid the city of these manifestations once and for all.
Players must purchase the right to play the following types of Pokémorphs: Non-Military and 2nd Gen
Pokémorphs are fusions of humans and pokémon; they are produced by science and humanity’s answer to combating the dominance of mutants and thus are typically in militant positions. Becoming one is considered an immeasurable reward in the Corinthian military. While naturally distrustful of Pokémon, the military believes these creations will define the future success of humanity.
The Ottokari look upon them as a monstrosity. Almost all of them work for the government in some capacity and are carefully tended to by the government. The process tends to result in infertility in many who undertake it; those that have children are extensively studied. In order to stop complications that arise from evolution, nearly all Pokémon used in the process are fully evolved.Advantages:
Like the gods of Mount Olympus, these are the pokémon that control nature itself. They are immortal and one of a kind; many consider them to be the most powerful beings in the world. It is very difficult to capture or misuse one. They can take on human form in order to disguise themselves and prevent capture.
While the deities tend to hide from humanity, their legends are a daily part of society. Religions and churches have been built around these mythical creatures. In current times, legendaries can be found blending into society in nearly any allegiance or occupation. A large majority of them, fearing retribution from Arceus, try not to take part in conflict. The being who created them has the power to strip them of abilities and wipe their minds. Even gods have something to fear. Intense emotions make their human guises waver. Each god has a specific "tell" in their human form that might give away their identity, meaning a physical attribute from their pokemon form is somehow translated into their human form. Only one is needed.
Members may purchase up to two legendary characters.(More Information)
Created by military science, these are the forced mixture of no more than three separate species of fully-evolved Pokemon. Nearly all of these splices exist within the structure of the government and the country’s oppressors. They serve a variety of uses and can be found in nearly every department of the organization. Life is not typically pleasant for these hybrids and they face a wide variety of health issues.
Players must purchase the right to play the following types of augmented beings: non-rebel
Where Corinth focused on biology, Ottokar prioritised technology; unfortunately, their greatest success came only after the war with the help of the rebels and their technological genius. Creating cybernetic beings, the rebels use their augments to fight back against Corinth's Pokemorphs. They enjoy enhanced physical conditions and the ability to use technology and machinery at an advanced level.
Their upgrades can range from mere limbs to full body transformations, exchanging blood and bone for steel and machinery. They can integrate with technology and upgrade their bodies with weaponry. However, they suffer from weaknesses to water and electric-type abilities and require constant maintenance to keep their new bodies running. As they are visibly different from the other races, they may be ostracized and at risk of being hunted down by the military.
Posted:Aug 21 2017, 08:36 AM
There are two primary competing factions on SYG: The Corinthian Empire versus the Ottokari Rebellion. You can read more about them below.
The Corinthian Empire reigns over the region of Ottokar, controlling the government and all major offices within both the city of Eintracht and the country beyond. Its members are usually involved in the military, either acting directly as soldiers or supporting the occupation by specialising in science, technology and medicine.
Members believe in the dominance and right of the Corinthian Empire, seeing its invasion of Ottokar as a defensive response to Ottokar’s aggressions. Their present aim is to track down and remove the final elements of resistance in the country, namely in the form of the Ottokari Rebellion, who continue to attack and terrorise the civilians.
Scientific and medical advancement are the core motivations for the Corinthian empire, with goals and aims of the Empire taking priority over those of an individual. A major military powerhouse, high ranks in the military are aspired to, with Pokémorphism seen as a particular form of honour.
The majority of military members remain Corinthian or have Corinthians in their family. Within these families, it is seen as natural for individuals to sign up to the military. However, more Ottokari have joined in recent years, be it because they believe in the regime, because they want a better life for their family, or because they think they can make a difference on the inside.
The leader is currently Lucien Delacroix, who acts as the Overseer for the region. While he has a council to advise him, the Overseer runs the country without opposition or recourse, leading to some calling him a dictator. Beneath him sits his council, and the three ministries that make up the Empire in Ottokar:
Who can join?
The Ottokari Rebellion is the nation’s last stand against the invading cancer that is the Corinthian Empire. Seeing the regime as a dictatorship, enforcing brutality upon its inhabitants and encouraging discrimination and persecution of Pokémon and mutants, the Rebellion aims to liberate the country and free its people. Its members tend to be loyal, highly patriotic, and resilient, relying on terrorism, sabotage and protests to counter the regime.
Members fight for the liberation of Ottokar and its values of religious and racial freedom. They object to the growing persecution of mutants and Pokémon, the Pokémorph abominations, and the restriction of key freedoms. Their aim is to overthrow the Empire and regain control of major government, using augmented beings to counter the Pokémorph threat.
The majority of members are Ottokari, though some are Corinthians who have defected from the regime. Ages vary greatly. Some were in the war and remember the brutality that took place. Younger members have seen their beloved country and liberal ideals get torn up in favour of military rule.
The current leader is Anne Schafer. In an attempt to keep intelligence from the Empire, she is the only one who knows all details of the rebellion’s plans and is usually protected by a close-knit guard. Her home base is in Stronghold Svoboda. Below her, the rebels usually act in semi-autonomous, close knit units. Like a hydra, if one unit is removed, another two can move into take its place. These units treat each other like family.
Within the rebellion, there are a few splinter groups with different opinions and beliefs:
Who can join?
Living as best they can under the restrictive regime of the empire, the civilians of Ottokar are those trying to continue on with their lives. Often, they end up casualties caught in the cross fire. These are the shop owners, the businessmen, the farmers, the lawyers, and the bartenders. These are average people, those who disagreed with the war, who want to keep their families safe. As long as they do not rock the boat too severely, they may live somewhat standard lives.
The Disbanded League
Seen as a way of developing military might within the region, Corinth deemed the Ottokari Pokémon league to be a threat to the regime and it was disbanded ten years ago following the conquest of Ottokar by Corinth. However, the gym leaders and elite four did not fall quietly. An underground series of fighting rings was set up by one of the most prominent gym leaders and remains ongoing in the underbelly of Ottokar. It is illegal to be involved with this league, but numerous individuals continue to participate.
The underground subways of Tartarus are a hotbed of criminals and rebels. For almost a decade, they have been governed by competing mafia families:
Before there were humans, there were Pokémon, and before there were cities, there were tribes. The Ottokari region has always been known to numerous tribes, but its most prominent are the Funkelnd Tribe, the Ramsar tribe and the Ruhig tribe.
Church of true believer
One of the largest cult communities established in the slums and led by Eduart Severend, a self-styled 'Archbishop', this church is built around a twisted version of the Church of Arceus. Little is known outside the walls of their community, but several kidnappings have been traced to the complex. All sides of the conflict have been known to have the area blacklisted and under supervision. This church offers many Pokémon-related items to converts.