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Route 29: mods ([personal profile] these_balls) wrote in [community profile] route_292016-05-29 04:29 pm
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I'll be there when the world stops turning

Around the stroke of noon on Sunday, something causes a disturbance at our venue’s reception hall. It’s fairly quiet, as disturbances go, but it does involve a lot of growling. Wild Pokémon haven’t been turning up inside, so what could it…?

Well. It could be that.

Arceus stands in the entrance to your temporary lunar abode, looking...kind of amused, actually. Something dark is trying to huddle behind it, hissing first in the struggle to get to the door, and second at itself, uncomfortable with the attention. Arceus waits it out with the patience of the Dalai Llamagod.

Eventually, the reluctant shadow steps out to be seen. Well, hello, kitty.

It’s like the sky outside, for anyone who’s spent any time looking out that wide dome in the ballroom. Its fur is inky black, absorbing light but somehow hosting it: billions of tiny, glowing sparks lie scattered across the Pokémon’s body, yellows and reds and blues and whites, faint pink-green nebulae shimmering under its skin. Its eyes glow like stars themselves, shifting from yellow to a more sedate rose.

It flicks one of six ears uncertainly, looks back at Arceus, then sighs and plops its butt down, staring at the trainers before it. Its mouth and pawpads glow, too, as if inside all is starfire hidden in the vastness of space.


Its tail is so. Fluffy.

...Have you been having a good time?

Holy smokes guys it looks like your host is a brand-spanking new Legendary.

[Both Arceus and Route’s new game-specific Legendary are available to chat! Talk to Arceus here and New Guy here.]

Anyone visiting the Holodeck after noon on Sunday will find that, if no one else has been using it, its default selection is not the familiar yellow-gridded room but a scene of Kanto and Johto being remade from the ground up. Hidden glitch damage is restored as new, flowers dissolve and then bud and open again, brighter; even water seems a little more wet, now, as if the years have been lifted from the very material of the world.

People might catch sight of their houses or businesses being remade, too, exactly as they left them. Any Pokémon left behind sleep through it, safe, untouched.

It might be disturbing to watch at first, but it’s calming, too: The grass grows back soft and green, and who knows what new discoveries will be made in its tallest blades…

Seven forty-five P.M. Several of the wild Carbink, Elgyem, and members of the Clefairy line have been darting excitedly to and fro, whispering to each other and then sneaking off with barely-restrained glee.

At exactly eight, the first crystal rockets into the sky, and then bursts into fragments of pink, glittering light that drift slowly back down. Then another, and another: blue, violet, yellow, your favorite brilliant color or many at once, a small green star inside an orange sun, a cerulean flare. These are the moon Pokémon’s answer to fireworks, and they’re as quiet as they are beautiful. The moon’s reflected light refracts off of the falling shards in entrancing, magical ways, and the music plays on.

The light show goes on for half an hour, finishing with a glorious cascade of rainbow bursts.

Enjoy, everyone. Make this a night to remember forever.

[[Starting with what is undoubtedly the most important information in this section: Y’all get to name the cat. I mean legendary. I mean Mewssingno. Just leave a suggestion in the comment below any time before 11:59 P.M. Saturday, June 4th and we’ll put it to a vote starting Monday, June 6th.

Anyway, that concludes the final reveal of our Promageddon and our lead-in to the New Game. Thanks a ton to Alex for putting such a fabulous blowout together, and to her, Sunny, Steven, and Aren for all the rest of our events this month, the CRAPLOAD of work that’s gone and is still going into our move to Victory Road, and the combined years of love that have gone into making Route the wonderful, thriving playground that it is. You’ve all been a treat to work with and learn from, and I hope to continue the tradition of this game sporting super sweet mods over in Season 2!

Thanks also to Luc for the fantastic design and artwork for our own game-specific Legendary!

Don’t worry if you’re not done and/or have barely begun having the time of your life at prom: VR’s first event, while dramatic for our characters, will be neither high-commitment nor time-sensitive, so feel free to backtag prom and the rest of May’s closing events to your hearts’ content without fear of overwhelming yourselves.

A note: If you are planning on bringing a character with existing Route CR, whether or not that character is currently in game--e.g. if you played here three years ago but dropped last year--please fill out the easy-peasy lemon squeezy TRANSFER APP by 11:59 P.M. on Saturday, June 4th. After that, you will have to submit a normal app form like everyone else.

Speaking of apps, VR’s first round of apps WILL ALSO close at 11:59 P.M. on Saturday, June 4th. Because it’s so close, we’re doing an ATP/Enable Me meme so people can popcorn ideas for future apps, so tell your friends! And if you miss this one, the next round will close at 11:59 P.M. Saturday, June 18th.

See you again at the Indigo Plateau, folks!

- Asher]]
legendarybeasts: (arceus)


[personal profile] legendarybeasts 2016-05-29 09:25 pm (UTC)(link)
[When was the last time we saw the ten-foot llama that reigns over all of Pokemon existence? Evidently, long enough that it's felt the urge to once again put in an appearance among all of its subjects — though it does beg the question of whether it or the Sparklecat Formerly Known As Mewssingno is the "plus-one" in this unlikely duo situation.

Arceus is, however, as stately and dapper as always. It can also occasionally be spotted wearing what appears to be a magnificent hat.

Hello, PokéChildren, it's Legendary time.]
armoredsoul: (Kitty~)


[personal profile] armoredsoul 2016-05-29 10:09 pm (UTC)(link)
[The entrance is more than a little surprising, but when Al catches sight of the young legendary any hesitance he had completely evaporates. A psychic space-cat? You guys didn't tell him it was his birthday!]

I have! Are you the one that arranged all this for us?
paladinlost: (fuzzy)

[personal profile] paladinlost 2016-05-29 10:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Of course I have! Seeing a moon again after so long is a treat I did not expect.

[Cecil, having previous experience with Legendaries, has no trouble accepting the existence and presence of fluffy star kitties.]

What of you? Have you had a chance to try those delicious canapés?
quickattackjack: (lecture)

[personal profile] quickattackjack 2016-05-29 10:54 pm (UTC)(link)
[Jack can spot an important figure from a mile away (what with being so tall and all) so naturally he approaches with wide-eyed curiosity. He offers the shimmering cat beast a nod but it's Arceus he's here to see. The skeleton offers the spacellama an elegant bow before getting to the point.]

Good evening. I fear I may have...quite a few questions. Can I trouble you?
paladinlost: (^_^)

[personal profile] paladinlost 2016-05-29 11:01 pm (UTC)(link)
[...His son couldn't ask that question until he was about three. What a smart young kitty!]

It's a sort of food meant to be eaten in a single bite, before a proper meal. I suppose it'd be less practical to eat without fingers, but the taste is quite worth it.
armoredsoul: (Laughing)

[personal profile] armoredsoul 2016-05-29 11:10 pm (UTC)(link)
[Don't worry, buddy, Al is pretty much the farthest from upset right now.]

Ehe, I wasn't going to try and pin it all on you. This has been really fun, though, thank you so much!
paladinlost: (happy)

[personal profile] paladinlost 2016-05-29 11:11 pm (UTC)(link)
A few were made with fish, yes. The smoked tunalmon tasted so fresh, I almost expected it to start swimming.

[Well, he assumes that tunalmon is really a sort of fish. It... tasted relatively fish-y?]
yanginthere: (Oh crap)

[personal profile] yanginthere 2016-05-29 11:43 pm (UTC)(link)
[ You know, Yang had thought Ryner was messing with her way back when he was talking about and describing Arceus but looks like he was right. ]

Oh my god, it really is a goat.

[ Did she. Say that out loud? Whoops. ]
hashtagafreakingghost: they're taking in the new girls (err on the side of caution)

[personal profile] hashtagafreakingghost 2016-05-29 11:49 pm (UTC)(link)
why am i the first one oh no MY SUGGESTION is Nephelis.
Entomology being: nephélē, Greek origin of nebula, and Felis, the genus for small-to-medium sized cats.
paladinlost: (^_^)

[personal profile] paladinlost 2016-05-29 11:57 pm (UTC)(link)
Plenty are made with bread bases and topped with pâtés; I found the turducken spread particularly smooth and rich. Cheese is also a surprisingly popular ingredient. I never knew it could go so well with celery.

[He's not sure if cats can safely eat celery, but this one looks young enough for cheese. He hopes.]
yanginthere: (Wonk)

[personal profile] yanginthere 2016-05-30 12:03 am (UTC)(link)
Yang isn't allowed to make a serious suggestion, as she runs a high risk of committing another Foe Paws.
tearsofademon: (to reveal what you've found)


[personal profile] tearsofademon 2016-05-30 12:15 am (UTC)(link)
Nyabula, a portmanteau of nya (Japanese cat onomatopoeia, because cat and also because direct descendant of Mew) and nebula (because it's got a universe theme, see).
Edited (I can HTML...) 2016-05-30 00:16 (UTC)
paladinlost: (soft)

[personal profile] paladinlost 2016-05-30 12:28 am (UTC)(link)
[Cecil would wonder if it can eat his team's cooking, but want is probably the important word there.]

Of course, and if I also happen to pass that way once more, I could fill a plate with some of the tastier treats, and bring it back here. Just in case.
harlequinhater: (in disguise)

[personal profile] harlequinhater 2016-05-30 01:07 am (UTC)(link)
Matth-mew Mc-paw-naughey.
Edited 2016-05-30 01:15 (UTC)
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[personal profile] crouching_sin 2016-05-30 01:25 am (UTC)(link)
Katelius, from: cat (kat) and Alsciaukat, the only named star in the constellation Lynx + Johannes Hevelius, the astronomer who first delineated the constellation Lynx.

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