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Riza Blackwell

Harpy of Johto {NPC}

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a character in “Pokemon: Legacies”, as played by fullmetal642

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Riza Blackwell

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Nickname/Epithet- Harpy
Gender- Female
Age- 25
Region of Origin- Johto
Current Location- Threshield Islands

Personality- Riza is incredibly competitive and loves to challenge trainers of any skill level. While travelling the Johto region she gained the name Harpy, this was because she would lead less experienced trainers into matches levels above them and the cloak she would wear when she challenged them. Her kind demeanour would trick trainers into humiliating defeats, and while this was not her intention as all she wanted to do was have fun, the name stuck thanks to the cloak she would wear with a Harpy insignia on it. This name has stuck with her over the years even though it is misleading to how she actually is. Riza is very protective of those she considers rivals and worthy opponents, though she does show some bias toward certain rivals.

Description of Appearance- For lack of a better way to say it Riza is what most would consider stunning. She likes to wear extravagant dresses since she had started to work for King Threshield. She wears a lot of jewelry constantly and carries around a fan that holds her keystone in it.

History- Riza was born in Blackthorn City, she spent much of her time at the Blackthorn Gym watching challenger after challenger take on Claire. No matter how strong or weak Claire would take her challengers on whole heartily no matter what their skill level was. The older Riza got the more she idealized Claire and many Gym leaders as she would learn. Riza at the age of 12 got her first Pokemon and traveled Johto, but not to challenge gym leaders with the hopes of being champion one day like many others. Her goal was to make a name for herself and eventually become a gym leader herself. She traveled the region challenging anyone who she met and catching Pokemon, soon thought it became apparent that her skill was much higher than most of her opponents and she began to make a name for herself, The Harpy. People said that she would put on a kind act and attack weaker trainers, but that was her intention she just didn't know her skill level. Her mother hearing what they called her, but not understanding the meaning of it, made her a cloak with a harpy embroidered on it. Riza wore the cloak and decided she would need to find opponents of her skill level, and the only place she could find them were at the Silver Conference, but that would mean she would need to challenge the gyms, something that she was not particularly fond of.

At the age or 16 she decided she would head to the conference and challenge those participating, there she began to make a name for herself even among the top trainers and this was when she met a young Lock Everett, who much to Riza's surprise was everything like the tabloids had said about him and still the same as he still is. Arrogant and rude, but also a trainer whose skill were something Riza was yet to see and she had her first complete defeat. After the defeat, Riza refused to leave Lock alone while he stayed in Johto challenging him whenever she got the chance losing every time but started to show growth every few losses, with new strategies and Pokemon added every few battles. Thanks to Riza's persistence and her growing skill though the two became close and began to travel together, after around 100 matches Riza finally took a victory which left both of them stunned, but equally as excited. Lock and Riza continued to train with each other, as long as Lock had stayed in Johto. They both began to consider each other as a rival something that Riza did not understand the rarity of at first. The time came though that Lock would return Hoenn, but before leaving Riza asked that they trade Pokemon as a sign of their bond, after initially trying to trade her Phanna for Lock's Arcanine and being denied she settled on her second favorite of all of his Pokemon, Heracross.

After Lock left she made her goal to only challenge the highest elites of Johto, She would constantly challenge Elite 4 and rotating champions, but she would always like to keep the matches private and avoid having any risk on the match. All she wanted was to battle some of the best and see how she stacked up but had no goals of taking their roles. After three years of doing so in Johto, she began to travel the world to do the same in other. Starting in Hoenn so she could meet her good friends again before going on the road it seemed Lock was away searching up information on legendary Pokemon, so she began her journey regardless. This journey caught the attention of King Threshield who had her brought to his islands to offer her a job, and that is where she got her current position.


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Pokemon


Heracross (♂) ImageImage
Moxie/Skill Link (Mega)
~ Arm Thurst
~ Swords Dance
~ Pin Missle
~ Mega Horn
~ Close Combat
~ Bullet Seed
~ Rock Blast

So begins...

Riza Blackwell's Story

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Character Portrait: Ruth Ono Character Portrait: Neve Bennett Character Portrait: Nanami Sadamatsu Character Portrait: Keiko Haruna Character Portrait: Riza Blackwell Character Portrait: Jin Ishida

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Jin Ishida & Riza Blackwell


Hana and Kai left the room to attend to Kai's business. Riza sat in the room silently for some time before finally getting up, Well, I am going to head out now, Jin if I was you I would challenge Alex and Lock first. Those two will be the hardest to deal with. Mr.Threshield, I am going to be inviting the guest to the main ranch tomorrow for a barbecue, I feel it will be the best place to announce that tournament if you go through with it. I am going to heading to Aria now, farewell you two. Jin nodded his head to Riza words as she walked out the door. She walked through the Mansion and out the doors. She could see Ruth flying overhead on her Tropius. As she continued to walk toward the docks she could see Ruth, Nanami, Neve, and Keiko together. Hello girls, Seems you all at are exploring the islands. Just a little advice Onna is currently off limits there are some problems with the weather there so Mr.Threshield doesn't want anyone there. I would also advise you to keep Aria for tomorrow. I am going to get that ogre, Lock to have a barbecue so we can try to restart our first meetings. So sad to say but I would advise you to check out only Taurn and Haven, but if you want to head over to Aria today that is up to you. Riza continued to walk to the dock waving to the group as she walked past the group. I hope to see you there tomorrow. Riza said to the group before getting to the dock. The old sailor still wasn't back from bringing the group to Aria but Riza was far too impatient to wait for him to wait for him to return. She threw a Net Ball into the sky and Red Gyarados popped out. What's up Kaiser, we are Aria bound today.
Riza hopped onto the serpents back as it began to swim toward Aria. Kaiser kept his head and neck above the waves so Riza's dress didn't get wet. Lock is there Kaiser, it has been such a so long time since you had the opportunity to battle him. With you and Heracross being the only two that remained on my team since the last time we had a battle. Riza and Kaiser passed by the old man on his boat, who waved at them as the past by. Finally, Riza had reached Aria while it wasn't as fast as the boat she was finally on the island she called home.

Jin walked up to his room, on his desk sat many boxes ranging in sizes. Hmm, these gifts will only do for some of the guests that I have requests for. Mr. Everett, Mr. Rhodes, and Ms. Gem are all on Aria which means if I can get them to assist me I should be able to improve both my raw battle talent and inventive battle tactics. Jin looked at the Pokeballs on the on his bed. These were his six strongest and most dependable Pokemon but would they be able to stand on the same level as, champions and proteges of the elite four. He was one of the weakest of the shadow elite and only took up the offer to foster his own talent. With all these top level talents on the island, it was the perfect time to see where he sat compared to world's elites. Hana is a clear outlier, but if any of these guests were at her level it be Lock Everett, he was far more experienced than the rest of the guests, and he had gained the name of "Legend Hunter" in recent years. Jin decided he would first go challenged Lock to a one on one, then Alex, and finally, see if he could learn anything from Jewel. Although he had no gift for Ms.Gem, allow her to choose what the payment for assisting him would be, there is very little that she could ask for that he wouldn't be able to get. Jin grabbed the Pokeballs and gifts for Alex and Lock walked toward the back dock. It would take longer to get to Aria this way, but with his Blastoise Surge, he would enjoy taking his time. Throwing the ball into the air the Blastoise came out and off to Aria he was. Today I will focus on the guest on Aria, tomorrow those staying here on Have. I will need to get as much training done as possible in the next few days. Mr. Threshield will likely be setting up that tournament Mr. Kisaragi, and that would seed me near the bottom of the rankings in my current form. Sitting on Surge Jin began to meditate as we headed off to Aria.

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Character Portrait: Lock Everett Character Portrait: Sophie Valentine Character Portrait: Riza Blackwell Character Portrait: Jin Ishida

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Lock Everett & Sophie Valentine


Lock sat at the table a small notebook in front of on the page read Alpha team and had six hyphens in a list, Arcanine was lying down next to him. He looked outside where Sophie was feeding the Pokemon. My six strongest Pokemon, the most elite team. Landorus, Terrakion, Greninja. Those three need to be on the team now which veterans do I add. Lock wrote the three names next to three of the hyphens. He leaned back in his chair he was sitting in as the door opened and Riza walked in. Lock looked at her as Arcanine ran to Riza and jumped on her knocking her down. Hey, ya old dog. Riza pushed Arcanine off of as she stood up and pet him. Riza saw the small notebook on the table, and the page Lock left it open on. So you still use these notebooks? No veterans yet either. I would say take Snorlax and Scarlet or Azure as well. For the final spot, it has to be Aura. Riza pet Arcanine. I know you like having Arcanine with you at all times, but he is getting old and I have seen your most recent battles with him, he has been struggling. I think it is about time you let him rest. You have always been a person who gets a rowdy group of Pokemon, let Arcanine stay at the Ranch and keep them under control. Lock looked at her he was noticeably angry. Don't talk about my Pokemon like that while you sit there and pet him. I will not force him into retirement, that is a choice for him to make. Riza slammed her hands on the table. That is the problem you two are exactly the same. He won't give up until he has to, and you won't force him to. You are going to regret it. I saw what happened against the Rayquaza. Riza and Lock stared at each other but before the argument could elevate anymore Sophie walked into the room.

Hello Ms. Blackwell, I heard you were going to be staying here with us. The house is much bigger than the one at the Ranch in Hoenn. It will be nice to have more people here. Sophie was oblivious to the argument that the two were just having, but her entering the room alleviated the pressure in the room. Riza smiled at Sophie, Well you are in luck I have invited the girls that are staying on Haven to come here for a Barbeque, Natalia is a fantastic cook. Jin will be making his rounds on the island, I'll send him to invite Mr. Rhodes and Ms. Gem. Sophie smiled at the idea. Lock got up and walked to where all the Pokemon were, notebook in hand. That Hana has really shaken him, I heard he took a massive defeat to a Rayquaza recently. He has always taken defeats harshly, hasn't he? Riza shook her head. It was true Lock was never one to accept unexpected wins, they always shook him, and on top of that Hana's attitude wasn't anything to take lightly. Why is Mr. Ishida stopping by? If you don't mind me asking Ms. Blackwell.
Riza smiled at Sophie and laughed a bit. He is bringing Lock an offering so that Lock will battle him. Please call me Riza, Lock is like family to both of us so let's be a bit more friendly. Sophie smiled as she picked up the plates on the table. Alright Riza. What is the offering Lock is very specific about people giving him things? He will outright refuse anything he is planning search for himself. Riza smiled as a knock could be heard at the door. Riza walked to the door and quickly came back with Jin beside her. Hello Ms. Valentine. It is a pleasure. Jin bowed as he entered the room. A small case sat in his hand.

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Character Portrait: Ruth Ono Character Portrait: Neve Bennett Character Portrait: Nanami Sadamatsu Character Portrait: Keiko Haruna Character Portrait: Riza Blackwell

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Neve fell into a comfortable silence, nodding along as Keiko responded to her earlier question. She gave the Venusaur a quick glance, smiling a little until the Pokémon was recalled and Nanami responded also. "I wouldn't say it is a bad thing to go with those easiest to raise. And raising Pokémon who can help you get around seems like a good idea also, I imagine it's nicer traveling with them than having to wait for other modes of transport." Nanami then let a Metagross out of it's ball and Neve blinked a few times, wasn't that line rare or something? Still, the Metagross wasn't out for long as the pink-haired girl quickly returned it.

"I think the remaining areas are the battle centers our host told us about. Onna, Taurn and Pandora. Basically cold, dusty and industrialized respectively. Which one do you guys want to check out first? I'm kind of leaning on checking Taurn, the sandstorm island first myself."

Neve contemplated the question for a moment, honestly she would be fine with any of them but Nemesis would certainly appreciate the colder island more and Neve hadn't spent as much time as she would like with the Weavile lately. She was just about to raise her voice with her suggestion when a voice cut in.

"Umm, hello again, I'm... Well, I'm Ruth Ono, as you'll recall. HR's asked me to come help you guys take a look around, if none of you mind."

Neve turned a little and blinked a couple of times as she noticed Ruth, recognising her from earlier along with the Tropius. Nanami was quick to allow the other woman to join and Neve nodded in acceptance. Having someone around who knew the place would be nice and it would be better than having to rely on just the guide that Keiko had. Neve's gaze flickered in the silver-haired girl's direction for a moment, absently wondering if she was fine with the extra addition to the group.

And then Riza appeared only a few moments later. Blinking a few times at the lady's speech, Neve could only nod and hope that one of the others remembered what had been said because she wasn't sure that she could. Still Riza then carried on in the direction of what Neve thought was the docks.

Turning her attention back to the group, she was going to suggest going to Onna for the cold, but if that island was currently off limits then... "Well, I'm fine heading to Taurn for now." She glanced between them all before inclining her head in Ruth's direction. "Would you mind leading the way Miss Ono?"

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Character Portrait: Ruth Ono Character Portrait: Neve Bennett Character Portrait: Jewel Gem (Felicity Ono) Character Portrait: Nanami Sadamatsu Character Portrait: Keiko Haruna Character Portrait: Riza Blackwell

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Jewel Gem (Felicity Ono)


The inside of the house did not disappoint. Wood panelling and art nouveau decor preserved that old world aesthetic, while the airy spaces and wide, near floor length windows opened and enlarged the space considerably. Felicity nodded to herself, and placed her luggage by the door. She clapped her hands.

"So, Jacob, before I unpa--" Her sentence was cut off as one of the pokeballs in the net pocket on her bag lit up. With no prompting, Topaz burst out, chirruping excitedly. Pearl gave the best despairing sigh an aurorus could give. Felicity slowly brought a hand to her face and pinched the bridge of her nose. Jacob stared wide eyed at the altaria. Topaz was near famous in his own right, as were all of Jewel's best devastators. He shook his hand and flailed his hands as his senses returned to him.
"O-oh, don't worry, Miss Gem, happens to the best of us umm..." He sputtered, as Topaz came to settle on the back of an armchair next to him. Felicity held up a hand, prompting the boy to shut up.
"That's Topaz, he does that sometimes." Topaz, for his part, leaned over to get a closer look at the strange boy and cooed. Then he whipped his head out and pulled on Jacob's pink camera, at which Jacob squawked a little. Felicity drew herself up to her full height and detached her altaria from playing with the camera. She handed it back to Jacob.
"As I was about to say," She turned to briefly glare at her yellow devastator. "Before I unpack, how about we have a quick shoot on the jetty? Just for my social media presence, to show off this outfit, and this gorgeous house." And to gauge whether or not this kid had the eye Jewel would need, or if he might be up to the standards where she could send his shots to her tabloid contacts. If all went well, this would be a mutually beneficial arrangement. Jewel Gem got the free use of a photographer for a week, who would owe her a favour later on, and the kid's career could get kicked off with a bang by shooting for Jewel Gem. Once again, her thoughts turned to King Threshield's possible plans, and whether he had the same insight. A worthy opponent or ally, if so. Just before she reached the door to head out, she turned and pointed at Topaz.
"You've got run of the house while I'm out. Try not to break anything." She said. Topaz chirped cheerfully and fluttered off further into the house to explore.

Ruth Ono


Ruth jumped a little when Miss Blackwell turned up unexpectedly on her heels. A barbecue? Ruth wondered whether the workers would be called on to help or not. Probably, she kind of doubted whether many of these folks knew how to actually cook. They kind of seemed like either they had People to do that for them, or like they only knew how to cook on a camping stove in the wilds. But hey, what did Ruth know. From what she'd seen, the three she had been assigned to watch seemed fairly down to earth. It was quickly agreed: they would head to Taurn. Ruth nodded in ascent, and turned back to Clover. She was just about to remount the tropius when a thought occurred to her.

"Oh, umm, do any of you have flying pokemon you can use? Or does anyone want to ride with me and Clover?" Ruth indicated the tropius with a gesture.

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Character Portrait: Lock Everett Character Portrait: Sophie Valentine Character Portrait: Riza Blackwell Character Portrait: Jin Ishida

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Lock Everett/Sophie Valentine


Jin walked out to the back where Lock was sitting in a lawn chair. Arcanine was laying next to him resting the rest of the Pokemon were spending time with each other. Mr. Everett, this is for you. Jin held the small box out toward Lock. Lock turned to see the box. I want to have a small 1 on 1 battle, my Marowak Night against any of your Pokemon. This is a gift to help convince you. You are better than me that is a fact, but I want to be better so I hope you accept my proposal. Lock took the box and opened it, to see the Lucarioite inside. Lucarioite, I never cared for searching for this, but if you want a battle, Lock closed the box and place it on the table. He stood and looked at the Pokemon in the ranch's fields, Greninja will be your opponent.

Sophia and Riza watched inside as the two set up for battle, this would be Sophie's first time seeing Lock's Greninja battling. It was quite a surprise to Sophie when Lock told her about the strong Pokemon he caught in Kalos, that he didn't want to send back to the ranch. It had to be strong to be used on a team with Lock's most trusted Pokemon. Lock's Greninja is going to destroy Night. As Riza says that Sophia and Sophia see the Marowak toss his bone on fire which is quickly intercepted and stopped by a Water Shuriken. A second Water Shuriken is thrown and hits Night, Riza and Sophie sat watching this match. Both Night and Jin were outmatched as they see Night use Flare Blitz, which is easily dodged and Greninja replies with a Dark Pulse that lands dead on. Night gets up staggering, Greninja held his hand in the air charging a Hydro Cannon. Jin and night go for a last minute effort, Flare Blitz. Night takes the full brunt of the Hydro Cannon. Jin bowed to Lock while returning Night to the Pokeball. The two began to walk into the house. See I told you Sophie, complete destruction. Jin and Night knew this was likely the outcome. Those two love getting their asses kicked be stronger enemies it is what motivates them. Lock and Jin walked into the house. Lock held his hand out to Jin, which Jin quickly replied to. Thank You for this opportunity, I will be heading to Mr. Rhodes place to challenge him as well. Jin said as he quickly left the room. Poor Kid, you didn't even give him a chance. Well at the very least you have good sportsmanship. Riza said as she sat there. I am going to take a nap. Lock said as he walked up the stairs. What a battle. To think that Lock would find such a strong Pokemon in Kalos. Sophie said earnestly as always. Well, Ms. Riza I am going to take a walk around the island. If I happen to see be Ms. Gem or Mr. Rhodes I will let them know about the barbeque tomorrow. Sophie said with a smile as she walked out the door.