The Multiverse

New Eve Island

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a part of The Multiverse, by Remæus.

New Eve Island is the largest island among the Darknight Isles, and is mostly occupied by the large scale castle and surrounding town belonging to the Crown-Princess of the New Ruulan Empire.

ClockworkTowers holds sovereignty over New Eve Island, giving them the ability to make limited changes.
307 readers have been here.
1,449,953 readers have visited The Multiverse since Remæus created it.
Ylanne, Patcharoo, and lostamongtrees are listed as curators, giving them final say over any conflict & the ability to clean up mistakes.
Maestro, LawOfTheLand, Prose, DemiKara, TheNoremac42, ColeMaibara, LookingAtPerks, NeverEndingFlip, and fractaloop are builders, granting them the ability to shape the world and alter sovereignty.

#beacon [!!!]:    Terran Independent: 21 Dead in Terror Attack | Sweeping Arre (Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:33 pm)       BREAKING! United Aschen Empire declares war! (Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:13 am)       [#beacon]: Taiyou Diplomats ambushed! Terror on Niihama. (Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:54 pm)       God-Champion To Face Off Against Mutant Gargantua in The Hun (Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:12 am)       The Terran Independent: Special Issue – The Terran Republic (Fri May 31, 2019 8:13 pm)       [#WCNN/live]: Gambit's Bar Celebrates 12,000 Heroes Served (Sat May 04, 2019 1:09 am)       A Gathering of Corporations and the Rich! (Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:27 am)       The New Records Confirmation Request (Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:14 am)       Upheaval! The UPL has a new Grand Champion! (Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:08 pm)       NEWS FROM THE EMPIRE! SPECIAL MINITRU BROADCAST (Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:14 pm)       "All your dreams and desires will be yours, if you but claim (Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:28 pm)       The First Grand Magi Games! (Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:28 pm)       Solinus City named capital of The Terra Nova Empire (Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:09 am)       Operation Ridgecrest: A Call to Arms (Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:27 pm)       Massing of unknown ships detected leaving doomed system. (Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:53 pm)       Mauhasinan Empire goes Dark. (Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:42 pm)       An Imperial declaration to Terra (Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:26 pm)       OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM THE EMPEROR (Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:20 pm)       Solaceon Press Extra! (Thu May 17, 2018 2:05 pm)       Wing City Mayor introduces plan for the Bulwark (Tue May 15, 2018 10:50 pm)       The New Stickistan Decree (Sat May 05, 2018 1:36 pm)       A Message to Terra (Tue May 01, 2018 12:11 am)       EMERGENCY INQUISITIORAL TRANSMISSION (Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:30 am)       Brave Men and Women of the Aschen Empire Prepare to Deploy (Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:33 pm)       High Priority Vox Transmition: Officers Ears Only (Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:18 pm)       NHK Galaxy - The Empire today! (Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:33 am)       Call to the Warriors! (Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:12 pm)       Solaceon Press: Holiday Edition (Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:37 am)       The Regimental Standard- Guide To A Blessed Candlemass (Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:30 am)       Astrius Academy Starts a Semester...URGENT BROADCAST ALERT! (Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:52 pm)       Origin Opens its Doors at the Festival: New Heroes and Fun! (Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:30 am)       Search Suspended (Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:36 pm)       Regimental Standard: War, More War And Possible War! (Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:33 am)       Assassination attempt thwarted by brave Confessors! (Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:05 pm)       The Regimental Standard: Taking the Fight to the Legion! (Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:01 am)       War is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength. (Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:07 pm)       Regimental Standard: The Dragon, The Mutant, The Xenos (Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:08 am)       A New Power rises. (Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:43 am)       The Terran Free Press (Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:08 pm)       Regimental Standard: Oppurtunities For Heroism! (Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:34 am)       Ruulan News: Invasions in Kalos and Robberies in Alola (Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:10 pm)       Terra Regimental Standard: Rumors and news (Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:24 pm)       A New Light to guide the Mauhasinan Empire. (Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:27 am)       The Terra Regimental Standard! (Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:11 am)       Imperial News Broadcast- Wing City Recreation (Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:19 pm)       A statement from the Emperor. (Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:51 pm)       A Declaration of War (Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:09 am)       Missing! Prominent Refugee from Aschen Empire assumed kidnap (Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:31 pm)       Multiple Arson Attacks on WC! Goverment Official Murdered! (Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:43 pm)       Jarrako Downs: Your new home! (Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:59 pm)       Saucers for the Science, Saucers for the Fight (Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:56 pm)       PORTAL OPENS UP IN THE LAZARUS MOON (Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:26 pm)       'Blue Sky' Supership Completed (Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:11 pm)       WING CITY NEWS NETWORK Breaking News (Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:23 am)       ALERT! MISSING PERSON! ALERT! (Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:58 pm)       RED ALERT: EMERGENCY BROADCAST - MASSIVE QUAKE AND WATER SUP (Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:28 am)       Stepping Towards Independence! Sinnohan Champion Speaks! (Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:20 pm)       The Daily News -- Interrupted (Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:31 pm)       The Bulwark Daily Newsletter. FUCK YEAH! (Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:57 pm)       I.E.E.T.C.A. Special Alert: Look Out for Turritoid! (Sun Dec 04, 2016 7:21 pm)       Skies Clearing in Anistar City (Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:30 am)       LogicRoad Promises Dedication and Aid to Ruula and Illumene (Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:47 am)       Imperial Broadcast: Greenskin Threat On The Horizon (Thu Oct 20, 2016 4:43 am)       New Names and New Regulations (Tue Oct 04, 2016 6:28 pm)       The New Terrorist Threat to the Greater Imperial Hegemony (Tue Oct 04, 2016 4:42 pm)       The Bulwark Daily Newsletter. Or something. (Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:11 pm)       A Sign of Things to Come? (Thu Sep 15, 2016 11:06 pm)       CotC: An Outside Insight - Games and Death (Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:24 am)       Fireknaught Federation: A new galaxy? A new home? (Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:21 am)       Van Leugen Music Fest Returning! (Sat Aug 06, 2016 9:43 pm)       Charges Dismissed Against Actor (Thu Jul 28, 2016 2:55 pm)       The start of galactic reformation. One step closer to peace. (Wed Jul 27, 2016 5:45 pm)       Imperial News Alert (Wed Jul 27, 2016 12:37 pm)       The Princess Weds! Viktoria Kampf and Augustus Khon (Wed Jul 27, 2016 10:36 am)       The Fools Who Fight Crime In Van Leugen (Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:31 pm)       The Birth of The Greater Imperial Hegemony (Mon Jul 25, 2016 3:22 pm)       The Marriage of a Century! Wing of House Erutin and Josef Ka (Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:57 am)       The Terran Independent: Terra's Constitutional Crisis (Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:49 pm)       Thousands Enter, None Leave (Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:06 pm)       HellHound Energy Drinks! (Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:33 pm)       Anarchy Reigns, Justice Wanes (Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:28 pm)       Ridgecrest City News (Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:21 am)       CPF Press Release (Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:03 am)       The Terran Independent, Issue Ten (Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:26 pm)       The United Aschen Empire opens it's borders. (Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:23 am)       Armistice declared, CPF Assist reconstruction. (Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:01 am)       Engagement, Elation, Empire! (Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:07 am)       A New Hope (Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:55 pm)       Tabloids Call Out Empress! (Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:39 pm)       INDEPENDENCE GAINED! (Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:02 pm)       The First Introduction to CEDA (Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:29 pm)       East Versus West (Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:01 pm)       Munroe For Mayor (Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:03 pm)       China Secedes; Deadly Sarin Attacks; Drulović Returns (Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:50 am)       A Thousand Mountains Less (Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:18 am)       TERRA DRUG ADMINISTRATION REPORT ON ELYSIUM (Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:45 pm)       Ereb Industries: Reaching for the Future (Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:14 pm)       Re: The In Character News Feed (Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:34 pm)       The Hughes Newsletter (Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:24 pm)       Glorious China sheds the shackles of Terran Unionism! (Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:37 am)       Terran Independent Sub-Article (Sat Oct 27, 2012 4:10 am)       New Friends? New Enemies? (Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:16 pm)       Information Sought, Wing City Digs Out of Mess (Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:50 am)       A Lesser Of Two Evils, But Still Pretty Evil (Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:56 pm)       The Dust Settles Over Terra (Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:37 pm)       Unknown Robotic Creatures Vaporise Mining Rig (Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:17 pm)       The Great Powder Keg (Wed Aug 29, 2012 5:14 am)       New Vigilante In Town or New Competition? (Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:10 pm)       Terrorist Attacks Rock City, Crime Rises, Wing City In Anarc (Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:17 pm)       Gambits TV News Hour PM Edition (Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:05 am)       Prophecy fulfilled, forces mobilizing for total war! (Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:17 pm)       Invictus Opening Doors For Membership (Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:40 pm)       Re: The In Character News Feed (Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:59 am)       State of the Empire speech. (Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:34 pm)       A Message from the Terran Resistance (Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:00 pm)       The Caprican - Aschen Confederation reorganizes. (Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:13 am)       Terran Independent: Rightists Claim Majority (Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:51 am)       Gabriel Taylor Responds To Allegations (Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:57 am)       Miss Multiverse Gets Shot Visiting Upscale Bar! (Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:17 pm)       Taylor’s Casino and Hotel Grand Opening! (Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:07 am)       Enigmatic Presence Infiltrates Galactic Communications! (Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:34 pm)       New proposed armor design for Terran soldiers announced! (Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:37 pm)       Declaration of War (Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:03 pm)       The Terran Independent: The Drulović Debates (Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:17 am)       A New Day Dawns (Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:50 am)       Wing City Breaking News (Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:07 pm)       Terra: Breaking News (Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:06 pm)       An official Communique from the Aschen Government. (Tue Nov 22, 2011 2:33 pm)       The Terran Independent: Is the TIB operating secret detentio (Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:50 am)       War is declared (Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:03 pm)       Declaration of War (Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:56 am)       Fallen Home (Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:04 pm)       Currency Exchange Rates (Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:46 pm)       Kommunikation Abgehört (Sat Nov 12, 2011 6:58 pm)       NCNN - Emperor takes a wife! (Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:34 pm)       Fatal Car Wreck, Fire Westown Wing City (Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:04 pm)       Invictus Openly Recruiting (Fri Oct 21, 2011 6:53 pm)       Drulović Arrested, Charged in Shaw's Disappearance (Thu Oct 13, 2011 3:32 am)       Aschen Sought Terrorist has Flown the Coop (Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:07 pm)       Brisbane Hospital Bombed; Hataf Senior Leader Killed (Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:00 pm)       Allegiance Between Erutin Empire and the Hegemony Cemented (Sun Oct 09, 2011 5:50 pm)       Washington DC Area School and Mosque Bombed by Unknown Terro (Sat Oct 08, 2011 1:31 am)       Adrian Arrival on Galactic Scene (Fri Oct 07, 2011 4:08 pm)       An Attempt to Trade (Sun Oct 02, 2011 9:05 am)       A new dawn breaks. (Sat Oct 01, 2011 6:47 pm)        (Sat Oct 01, 2011 3:35 am)       Transmission Interrupted (Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:04 pm)       The Terran Independent: Terran Naval Commander Assassinated (Wed Sep 28, 2011 2:10 am)       The Caprican - News from the Confederation (Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:23 pm)       A New Resistance (Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:36 pm)       Reborn (Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:57 pm)       NCNN - Imperial Forces mobilize for Glorious Defense (Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:57 am)       Terra: Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Press Rele (Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:48 am)       Massive Sinkhole in south downtown Wing City! (Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:27 pm)       The Terran Independent: Terrorists Attack Tech Con Headquart (Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:45 pm)       Scatter Shall Rise (Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:31 am)       NCNN - Emperor grants asylum. (Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:06 am)       The Terran Independent: Kendra Shaw Escapes Justice (Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:50 pm)       Strange Graffiti, bridge demolition. WCNN Update (Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:41 pm)       S&H Trade Monitoring extends to the Local Region (Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:40 pm)       Four Terran Hostages Recovered Alive in Mojave Desert (Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:22 pm)       Channel 233, GKTN (Thu Sep 08, 2011 4:33 pm)       The Caprican - Tech Con V Terra (Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:52 pm)       OmniCorp Comment on Tech Con's Accusations (Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:09 am)       Tech Con fuming over Gambit's Bar, Board passes Vogel Direct (Mon Sep 05, 2011 12:31 am)       EGNN Special Report (Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:47 am)       UEF Control Feed... (Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:54 am)       THE TERRAN INDEPENDENT: SEVEN HOSTAGES RETURN... (Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:59 pm)       Imperial Forces are coming BACK. (Tue Aug 23, 2011 2:27 pm)       Lord General in Combat. (Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:37 pm)       Azurians Announce Arrival, Colony Construction, Financial Ai (Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:15 pm)       Terrans Hold Candlelight Vigil for Hostages (Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:29 pm)       Director of Travelers Retires! War Hero Seeks Family Life? (Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:13 pm)       Stromlin Medical Group Announcement! (Sat Aug 13, 2011 7:16 pm)       The Logos Nebula. Fact or Fiction? (Sat Aug 13, 2011 1:37 am)       The Gravekeepers hit shelves Worldwide! (Sun Aug 07, 2011 4:13 am)       The Politico - July Issue (Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:21 am)       Twenty Terrans Hostage (Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:56 pm)       Princess of Underlund Posts Bounty (Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:42 pm)       TNG: Remarks of Prime Minister Cranford to the Press (Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:18 pm)       Hadante General News (Mon Aug 01, 2011 3:25 pm)       WCNN News Update -- Pathogen Strikes WC (Sun Jul 31, 2011 12:27 pm)       The Terran Independent: Parliament Convenes in First Session (Sat Jul 16, 2011 12:43 pm)       Press Release from Hataf (Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:33 am)       Wing City Community Ball (Sun Jul 10, 2011 6:49 pm)       Wing City News Network Signal Hijacked!! (Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:14 pm)       Late-Evening Edition of the Wing City Courier 06/05/11 (Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:24 pm)       Invictus Lift Lock Down On Territory (Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:57 am)       Voice of Aapep (Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:00 am)       A Broadcast from the 'Thoth's Calender' Feed. (Sat Jul 02, 2011 6:43 am)       GodFlower, Nuked (Sat Jul 02, 2011 2:53 am)       GLOBAL ANNOUNCEMENT (Sat Jul 02, 2011 2:03 am)       Breaking News: Two Attempts on Drulović's Life (Sat Jul 02, 2011 1:35 am)       The Terran Independent: Terra Elects Cranford Prime Minister (Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:56 pm)       The Independent: Obituary for Murder Victim Natalie Schultz (Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:32 pm)       Guatrau outrage, demands 'heads roll' (Fri Jun 17, 2011 1:51 am)       Drulović Divorcing Husband of 33 Years (Fri Jun 17, 2011 1:32 am)       Wideband Coalition broadcast, unencrypted (Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:42 am)       The Caprican (Wed Jun 08, 2011 1:11 am)       Galactic Standard Bank: Updated Exchange Rates! (Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:19 pm)       Put an end to this travesty! (Sun May 29, 2011 7:27 pm)       Official decree from the Empress of Niihama. (Sat May 28, 2011 11:55 pm)       Foreign Immigration Halted (Sat May 28, 2011 10:04 pm)       Currency Exchange Rates (Sat May 28, 2011 4:15 pm)       BREAKING NEWS: GOVERNMENT CENTER ATTACKED (Sat May 28, 2011 8:36 am)       EGCN News Broadcast (Fri May 27, 2011 4:21 pm)       Official TNG Statement (Fri May 27, 2011 4:12 pm)       Tomas Vergis responds, an official communique. (Fri May 27, 2011 12:52 pm)       Who do these people think they are? (Fri May 27, 2011 9:43 am)       Change in the Aschen Government, Taurons gain majority. (Fri May 27, 2011 1:48 am)       Colonial Flashpoint (Sat May 21, 2011 3:43 pm)       On EGNN Tonight... (Fri May 20, 2011 4:02 pm)       Arianne Drulović Director of Terran Intelligence Bureau (Wed May 18, 2011 11:25 am)       Wing City Power Reports Explosion at Plant 7 (Wed May 18, 2011 2:46 am)       Natalie Schultz killed in the line of duty. (Mon May 16, 2011 2:01 am)       MISSING PERSON: NATALIE SCHULTZ (Thu May 12, 2011 12:52 pm)       Coalition in jeopardy, Allies in doubt. (Fri May 06, 2011 8:41 pm)       Car Thefts Rise (Wed May 04, 2011 7:15 pm)       Confederacy sends colonists out into the void. (Wed May 04, 2011 12:26 pm)       Bounty Notice (Tue May 03, 2011 11:52 pm)       Lord Admiral dies at 93 (Sat Apr 30, 2011 5:10 pm)       Wing City Bank, Local Jeweler Robbed! (Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:19 am)       Terran National Government | Intelligence Bureau Hiring (Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:57 pm)       Rocker Erringer set to “Rush” Wing City Gardens this weekend (Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:43 pm)       UCON recognizes legitimate Terran government (Sun Apr 24, 2011 8:32 pm)       Terran National Government | Planetwide Press Release (Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:30 pm)       Child Serial Killer Takes a Big Time Out! (Sun Apr 24, 2011 6:14 pm)       The Caprican - News from the Confederation (Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:10 am)       The New Mercury Station of the Galactic Roman Empire. (Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:20 pm)       A Public Announcement from the Montesquieu Neosteel Corp. (Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:14 pm)       Erutin Travel Alert: A-Ok! (Sat Apr 16, 2011 12:13 am)       Cross-Dimensional Gate Opens! (Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:47 pm)       DC and TLF Alliance, the GodFlower Returns (Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:55 pm)       Video Interview With Horatio Castle About The THS (Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:46 pm)       Drunken Mage Causes Commotion in Bar! (Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:10 am)       SolVogue: Getting Naked With Miss Multiverse! (Tue Apr 05, 2011 5:19 am)       TheTour: Nick Erringer not 'Rush'ing Back Into the Studio? (Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:42 pm)       Trade Alliance Announced! (Sat Apr 02, 2011 5:56 pm)       SolVogue: Miss Multi-Men? (Sat Apr 02, 2011 1:47 pm)       Missing person, Aschen seeking information. (Sat Apr 02, 2011 4:04 am)       SolVogue: Miss Multiverse and the Mysterious Man! (Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:28 am)       BREAKING NEWS: H. RUDOLF SCHULTZ MURDERED (Sun Mar 27, 2011 12:47 am)       No Leads on the Jar Killer. (Sat Mar 26, 2011 2:23 pm)       Erutin Empire Announces Neutrality; Desires to Open Trade (Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:10 pm)       OmniCorp Pledges to Support Recovery Effort (Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:46 pm)       GodFlower leaves Terran space. (Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:44 am)       The T403 and The TLF (Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:27 pm)       Many on Langara angered, Embargo in place. (Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:15 pm)       Insurgency Inspired By Aschen Destruction (Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:45 pm)       Belko-Erutin Relations Established, Trade Agreement Announce (Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:33 pm)       A Day of Celebrations Turns Into A Possible Declaration of W (Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:05 pm)       Official Statement from the Terran Liberation Front (Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:17 pm)       Response to the Democratic Coalition from Hataf (Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:16 pm)       Republic of Mutalistan: Terrorism Trials Underway (Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:15 pm)       Press Room of the dormant Supreme Court, Wing City (Thu Mar 24, 2011 5:52 pm)       A Warning (Thu Mar 24, 2011 5:29 pm)       Life for a Life (Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:49 am)       Democratic Coalition sends warning to Hataf (Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:28 pm)       The Parliament has spoken, Belkan alliance denied. (Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:15 pm)       First Contact: The Tasiran Collective in Confederacy Space (Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:12 pm)       A National Radio Tranmission from Manjuin (Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:07 am)       News Cast From Terra: Peace (Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:57 am)       Conflict has come to a close, Peace achieved! (Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:57 am)       News Cast From Terra (Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:22 pm)       Breaking News: Aschen respond to hostilities on civilians (Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:18 pm)       Official Response from the T403 (Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:49 pm)       Aschen Government in uproar, Has Roslin lost control? (Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:33 pm)       Conatus Relief populi Romani (Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:38 pm)       Official Message from T403 (Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:18 pm)       Ordo Infernus Complete; Military set to withdraw (Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:06 pm)       Wing City News Update (Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:51 pm)       Breaking News: Unidentified Pair Declare War on Aschen! (Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:45 pm)       Official Message from the T403 (Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:05 pm)       The Invasion Has Begun (Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:39 am)       Trouble on Terra (Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:41 am)       UCON unresponsive to crisis on Terra, Authority overwhelmed (Sun Mar 20, 2011 1:26 pm)       A message. (Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:09 pm)       Terran Liberation Front Announces New Leader (Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:17 pm)       (Yet Another) Message from Hataf (Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:16 pm)       Authority announces casualties of attack; 260 dead, 600 woun (Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:51 pm)       Another Message from Hataf (Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:35 pm)       Confederacy fleet arrives in system (Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:34 pm)       OmniCorp Offer Clarification (Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:16 pm)       Additional attacks rock Langara, Confederation angry. (Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:00 pm)       Confederacy Battlefleet sighted on the edge of Sol System (Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:01 pm)       OmniCorp Declare Support for Terra (Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:40 pm)       BREAKING NEWS: War! Aschen Declare a total war on Terrorism (Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:30 am)       WCN5: Tech Con Bombing, L.A. Explosion, Tahira Ali, Aschen I (Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:34 pm)       A Message from Hataf (Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:58 pm)       Republic of Mutalistan: Twelve Charged in Bombings, Three Ha (Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:29 pm)       EMERGENCY BROADCAST: Violence Erupts Across Wing City, Bombi (Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:08 pm)       Economic Highlights: OmniCorp (Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:48 pm)       Embassy Shootout! (Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:31 pm)       Terran Star Hospital Bombed (Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:02 pm)       UCON announces allegiance to sovereign Terran government. (Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:08 pm)       Breaking News! 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Setting

New Eve Island is the largest island among the Darknight Isles, and is mostly occupied by the large scale castle and surrounding town belonging to the Crown-Princess of the New Ruulan Empire.

Layout

Like the rest of the Isles, New Eve Island is largely temperate in climate and well balanced in terrain diversity, though much of it is hidden by the massive castle that now occupies the majority of the island. A town is also built around the castle itself, making full use of what little space remained. Despite this, some natural terrain remains, including beaches and a small forest.

Due to the effects of the Shadow Diamond, the weather is permanently marred with a shadowy aura that looms over the entire island, making flying and sailing relatively difficult without special equipment or certain powers. The shadowy aura that hangs above New Eve Island is especially oppressive compared to the other islands in the archipelago.

Known Inhabitants

As with the rest of the Darknight Isles, New Eve Island is home to a wide variety of Pokemon, as well as some Humans. Most now live squarely under the New Ruulan Empire's banner, and the majority of those serve the Crown-Princess dutifully either as staff or subject.

Most of the Pokemon and Humans living on New Eve Island are immune to the weather through a method some might find disagreeable.

New Eve Island

New Eve Island is the largest island among the Darknight Isles, and is mostly occupied by the large scale castle and surrounding town belonging to the Crown-Princess of the New Ruulan Empire.

Minimap

New Eve Island is a part of Darknight Isles.


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Character Portrait: Crimson the Chimchar

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New Eve Island : Approach


Outside the large castle that loomed over the seas surrounding New Eve Island, a Drifblim lazily idled, watching the area near the docks. The usual action was occurring below; Navigators and Sailors talking to each other while a few residents seeking a ferry to another island mingled. The area surrounding the island was mostly ocean, though the other islands could be seen from the dock without the need for visual aids.

As it bore witness to the dock activities, a Sigilyph approached the Drifblim.

{ We are expecting visitors today. The Crown-Princess has scheduled an audience for a "Chimchar" and any of its ilk that travels with it. Any sign of a "Chimp Pokemon" so far? }


The Drifblim responded with its own Poke Speak.

{ No... Nothing matching the description given to us has been sighted yet... The other patrol groups have yet to spy anything either... }


The Sigilyph then continued on its set patrol route. The Drifblim watched it fly away, idly wondering if the Pokemon they were looking for even existed. It couldn't tell, for it had never heard of one, much less seen it, until the Crown-Princess had given the description of it to the patrol groups.

Around the island, the sky looked turbulent, and the telltale signs of a fledgling funnel cloud were occurring. Waterspouts were commonplace, though few made landfall, likely due to the Crown-Princess' own influence over the weather as a whole to protect her own. The waterspouts never actually crossed paths with ferries that bore her own subjects, usually steering clear of such ships in an almost supernatural and knowing way. As a whirling funnel of wind began descending toward the ocean, the Drifblim repositioned itself to see around the waterspout's location. Surely a small orange monkey would stand out in a field of purple, black, and blue, colors.

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Character Portrait: Crimson the Chimchar

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Unbeknownst to the fleet of Shadow Pokemon patrolling the skies above, the little Chimchar they sought was already present, though he did not match the color template they were expecting. The orange and pale yellow exterior was actually blue and cream-colored, respectively. Not even the tail was lit with flame, replaced by a fin that he was using to propel himself underneath the choppy water as he made his way to the island. He was submerged quite a ways, avoiding the strong pull of the current by treading stable ocean water. He would occasionally look up, making sure nothing had found him and was proceeding to attack him, but his attention was in front, towards the unnaturally steep incline made of crystal. That was the island.

He felt a tug on his feet behind him and he instantly kicked in response, as if he was dashing through the water. When he no longer felt it, he turned to see what had caused it. Nothing visible was behind him, but as he glanced upwards, he could see a small swirl of water growing larger and larger on the surface. He was confused by it, but as instinct kicked in, he figured it couldn't be anything good. He wanted to be as far away from that as he could.

His trajectory has changed slightly, moving so that he was swimming directly away from the swirl of water. He glanced behind him, watching it slowly and visibly reach down towards the ocean floor via a smooth, glassy vortex. Fortunately, he was already ahead of it when it started, so his path was uninterrupted. He swam forward, watching the wall of land get closer and closer until he was right in front of it. Then he propelled himself upward, holding back just a hair so that only his eyes would emerge and he'd be less visible. He already had good coverage of his skin, blending in with the blue water around him. Not to mention the rough water surface made it hard to find definitive shapes within the foamy, surging mess around them.

But now came the hard part...actually getting in to New Eve City. Already, he could tell that the outer walls were watched by Melaine's minions, as each tower had a guard stationed there. The small amount of land leading to the wall was steep and rocky, meaning it would be a tough climb up. To his left, he could see the hustle and bustle of a port, the only real break in the wall. But the area was flooded with Shadowlings. Getting through there unnoticed would be a challenge. In fact, getting through any part of the outer wall would be near impossible without being spotted. And he didn't want to be noticed...not yet.

His attentive gaze went further left, examining the boats and ferries that were cutting through the water. He was considering the possibility of sneaking on board and trying his luck there, when he noticed the waterspout, still churning behind him. It still looked like it was moving in his general direction, picking up water as it went. This was that glassy disturbance he'd just saw, he realized. He started moving back from it until an idea clicked in his mind. He studied the vortex, watching the water swirl around inside, watching it ascend into the clouds. He grinned at the concept of what he was about to attempt, the thought exciting him more than making him nervous.

He paused for a moment...and then submerged himself, heading straight for the waterspout.

Of course, the questions buzzed around in his head. Could he control his ascent? He had a few ideas on what he could do and it was entirely situational depending on the Waterspout's unpredictable nature. But he cleared his head, trusting only his instincts as he felt the tug of water being pulled above him once more. This time, he flowed with it, feeling the force of it yank him swiftly upward. He spread his arms to stabilize himself in the middle at first, but as the vortex grew wider and wider, he realized he had to hug one side to get carried. Not like aborting was an option anymore.

Crimson's head broke the surface and he started to breathe air while the Waterspout carried him higher. He could feel the water slapping against his skin hard as it swirled around him, moving much faster in the air. He winced at the sudden reverberation of pain, each droplet like a whip striking him all over. But he fought it, forcing his eyes open to try and scan his surroundings. Already he was relatively high as he could now see over the castle walls and into the town itself. He could make out anything else in the furious wind as he was sucked around and around in a spiral, only getting around a second at a time to gauge the drop down. He was surprised by the speed of his ascent. He was either so light that it wasn't a problem or the waterspout had really strong winds. Either way, he recognized this and knew that his time for release would come much sooner. He waited and waited and waited...until...

Now.

Right below the cloud coverage, Crimson started to spiral on his own. Using the momentum of the wind, he charged the Water Wheel much faster and became a cyclone within the cyclone. Then...zoom! He broke through the outer wall of the vortex and into the cloud coverage above them, freeing himself from the winds while using it to propel forward at an extremely fast rate. The pinnacle of his arc was reached early on and it was only a couple seconds later that he dropped from the clouds and towards New Eve Island.

The aim was a little off, but the distance was spot on. As the Water Wheel concluded and Crimson entered freefall, he noticed immediately that he had cleared the wall before he dipped below the clouds, avoiding the guards and sentries on the outside. He had done what he had intended, but now came the consequence. He did his best to slow his fall and aim for somewhere soft to land, but those landing spots were few and far in between here. He action rolled down onto a slanted rooftop, feeling his body lose control the moment he made impact. From there, it was off the roof, down into an alley, hitting the wall of a house along the way before finally meeting the ground with the entire front half of his body. His breath shuddered, which was all that kept him from crying out in pain. Having already been tenderized by the Waterspout, this was extra pain as he took a moment before slowly pulling himself to his feet.

"Mmpf," he bit back a moan as his entire body throbbed. Now he had to wonder about the dangers of what he had just pulled. Too low and he would've smacked into that wall at a much harder force, likely leaving him on the brink of being knocked out. Too high and he would've gone sailing over the whole island. But as he pulled out a few Oran berries from his pack and started munching on them, he grinned all the same as he took in his new limited surroundings. Two walls forming a corner, two exits in perpendicular directions. No one was around him. And no real vantage point existed from where he was at to the outer wall. He began to shine a bit as he morphed back into his typical Fire-Type state. The crazy idea had worked.

He was in New Eve City, without being detected.

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Character Portrait: Crimson the Chimchar

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New Eve Island : New Eve Town

Surprisingly, once inside the town, the weather was calm, almost as if a storm's eye. While the purple clouds remained overhead, no flashing lights ever reached the ground, and the wind was balmy at the ground level. The town's streets were relatively comfortable. As he exited the alleyway, Crimson would see much of the town was finished being built, though a few buildings were still being erected, with their foundations surrounded by small crystalline pillars that seemed to be channeling energy into them, almost as if constructing the buildings out of the shadowy diamond material.

Several Trainers wearing light armor and helmets were found at key points in the town in pairs, while a few others patrolled alongside Bronzor or Minior solo or paired. The males wore a shadow diamond mail cuirass over a long-sleeved undershirt, along with pants, gauntlets, a barbute helmet, and boots with a super short heel. The females wore a shadow diamond mail cuirass over a sleeved blouse, along with a miniskirt designed in emulation of a Mega Diancie's "dress", opera gloves, a morion helmet, and thigh-high heeled boots with a modest heel. Each cuirass radiated the same shadowy energy to those who could sense it, and surely provided benefits to the wearer. Each Trainer bore different weapons made of the same shadow diamonds, carrying either a sword, an axe, or a bow and dagger, complete with arrows. Notably, each Trainer, given their height, seemed to be comprised of actual Trainers who may have been on their journeys or were still younger (a particularly good guess would place the majority between 16 and 26).

By the gates leading to the castle, heavily armored knights flanked the gateway, each armed with a lance and two Poke Balls. Their armor, too, was made of shadowy diamonds; an emulation of full plate armor that afforded complete coverage and looked well-fortified. No doubt the armor was providing benefits to the wearers. The knights seemed to be mostly older Trainers (likely 26+ on a good guess), given their stature and size.

Several apparent residents were out and about as well, mostly doing their own thing it seemed. Some even played with their Pokemon and did things Trainers usually did back in other regions. Several youngsters played basketball while their mothers gossiped; roadside stalls selling foodstuffs hawked their goods; a young girl chased after her Patrat. No one seemed to mind the armored Trainers in general. The Pokemon Center and Poke Mart were relatively calm and not busy, and the town was incredibly quiet overall. The walls seemed to provide a good measure of safety, and the sight of floating crystals tethered to obelisks mounted on the walls was common enough to be a likely reason for that safety. Occasionally, a Cryogonal or Starmie would float by, as if on patrol, and Cacturne could be seen from time to time in odd places, standing completely still.

The road to the main castle gate was relatively straightforward to follow, if quite open and exposed to view.

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As Crimson stepped out from the alley, now looking like a typical Chimchar, he realized that it hadn't been the alleyway sheltering him from the harsh elements. In fact, the entire area inside the walls was much calmer. Not even the purple rain fell, which he had to figure was a choice rather than a natural phenomenon. He immediately decided to blend in by walking behind a couple of female children heading towards the castle, pretending to be one of their Pokemon. All the while, he was scanning the area around them, keeping his ears open and waiting for the callout from some spy.

At least it was easy to distinguish the good guys from the bad. While Melaine's army had clothing that stood out like purple-ish spiky buoys in the sea of people, the residents didn't look...threatening. He understood that this power was a corruptible and sinister substance, but this was his first glimpse at the idea that maybe it wasn't as contagious as he originally thought. Some people even seemed to be happy, despite the ever gloomy sky above them casting unnatural shadows and spreading an eerie light. Maybe they weren't even plagued by the Shadow Energy just yet. And even better, it made it easier to tell who was corrupted and who wasn't, as he could read facial expressions and look closely at their eyes. It wasn't an ability that enabled him to sense these creatures, but a recognition of this unnatural air around them. It was...unsettling.

Nevertheless, being uncomfortable wasn't anything new to him and so he shrugged it off, dodging the gazes of those he felt might be searching for him as fluidly and naturally as possible. He never had a trainer (and figured he never could), but his adventures in the Kalos Region pretending to be a Pokemon with a trainer while winning a human-run tournament had taught him certain mannerisms. He maintained a distance from the children, not too far but not too close so he wouldn't make his presence known. Every time he figured a guard would gaze in his direction, he kept his direct gaze off of them, as if he was a resident who didn't mind the company around them. His peripherals were on guard always, ensuring they paid him no mind as he walked by. He figured he should be fine. Chimchars weren't uncommon, at least to his knowledge. But if they were to point in his direction or stop the girls in front of him to ask them about their tag along, he readied his escape routes, which snaked around the claustrophobic buildings and cramped alleyways around him. He was prepared.

The girls would make a right and Crimson would continue forward, immediately hopping into a small crowd surrounding a roadside stall. He glimpsed right as he ventured through, noting that it was crystalline jewelry of a very fine quality that captivated these people. He stopped to blend in, trying to be captivated as well. He stood in between two ladies, equidistant from both. One of the ladies noticed the bright spark beneath her and glanced down, noticing the Chimchar. She smiled and waved, to which Crimson waved back. The lady would then turn to the other.

"Daw, he's so cute," she said pointing down, "What's it's name?"

The other lady looked bewildered, "What's what's name?"

"Your little Chim-...huh?"

As she pointed down, she noticed that he was no longer there. He had moved past them when the talking began, bee-lining swiftly for the alley diagonally across from them. He was gone before she could even search beyond the crowd for him. He breathed a smooth exhale and continued forward. Close...

He was slightly more adamant about hiding in plain sight now, electing to stick to the alleyways where few people were. Thanks to his time on the main street, however, he now had bearing of where he was supposed to go. It took a little longer, but he was finally peering around the corner. He noticed that there was some separation between the town's outskirts and the walls of the castle, a sickly forest in between. He checked to make sure the coast was clear before venturing forward. He debated whether it was worth transforming into a type without the flaming posterior, but decided against it. Even if he was less noticeable, if he was caught, he wanted to hold as many cards as he could close to the chest.

As he walked towards the castle walls, he took in the scenery, keeping a straight face while his internal self was appalled at the forest. Everything seemed to be dead or dying. The grass was dark and brittle, crunching under his feet. The soil was rock hard and brown. The trees looked mangled, the brown oak getting darker as he followed them down to the trunk. He noticed small, purple crystals breaking through the bark. The air was dry and stagnant and it almost felt like breathing in smoke. He noticed his throat was even burning slightly, and he coughed to clear it.

This air is not healthy... he decided, and slipped a hand into his knapsack to pull out a bandanna, straightening it out before tying it in front of his mouth. It seemed to help, the burning sensation slowly ebbing away. The bandanna was dark red and had an embroidered symbol etched on the front: A five-pronged star with the letter P in the middle.

In no time at all, he realized he was very close to the wall, the shadow of which creeped out into the forest's edge slightly. He saw the road positioned a hundred yards to his right and leading what he had to presume to be the entrance. To his left, more forest and wall. But what caught his eye was the swirling pink and purple cloud that floated a good ten feet in front of it. He had to figure that it was some kind of defense mechanism, given it's position around the castle, but that wasn't the question in his mind. The question was this: Was he immune?

He had to try and so he kept his eyes open for guards, sentries, and anything resembling such as he went into the mist. Immediately, it felt like a cloud had descended on him, dampening the air around him with a thick, gross smell. He held his breath, despite the bandanna he already wore, but he could feel his senses flaring up, his pain nodes beginning to fire. He recognized right away that this was going to hurt him if he stayed in it too long, so he rushed forward, getting a feel for the wall. It was smooth and glassy, towering a good forty times taller than he stood with thin, razor sharp spikes jutting over the top. Yeah...scaling this without a tool would be impossible, he realized, electing to run back into the forest. Even then it would be a hassle.

He reached the forest's edge once more, scanning himself and looking for anything strange or nasty-looking that the mist could've left on his body. Thankfully, nothing seemed to be wrong. He paused to think as he decided his next action going forward. After a little time and deliberation, he finally turned around and started walking back diagonally, towards the road. It didn't take long to cover the distance and reach the road's edge. There was very little traffic heading towards the town, so he simply decided to step out into the road, taking up a casual gait as he approached. He pulled his makeshift mask down from his mouth as he got within sight, a warm smile that shone through the darkness around him. He took in the appearance of the heavily armed guards and the weapons they had, sizing them up in case the worst case scenario would happen. Hopefully, things wouldn't be taken that far.

"Hiya!" he said and waved at the two of them. He figured from previous experiences that they likely didn't know PokeSpeak, so he emulated what he was trying to say with hand gestures, first pointing at himself before pointing at the gate in between the two of them, as if to say May I enter?

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The two guards observed Crimson before looking at each other, their faces hidden by their helmets. Looking back at Crimson, the leftmost guard released a Pokemon, a Bastiodon emerging. The Bastiodon did not have a Shadow aura, surprisingly. It took one look and grunted with approval, being recalled almost as quickly as it emerged.

Very well. You are the one we have been waiting for. Please proceed inside. You will find your escort waiting for you.


The second guard opened the gate, motioning to a Braixen atop the wall that used its crystallized stick to channel a Shadowy aura that pulled the doors aside, revealing a large, shadowy portal for the Chimchar to walk through.

Do not worry. The portal will not hurt you. It will transport you straight to the castle's main entrance where the escort awaits. The trip is one-way. Are you prepared to meet with the Crown-Princess? The escorting party will lead you to the Crown-Princess once she is ready to see you.


It seemed this was the last chance he had to prepare himself if anything was left to do.

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Crimson remained cautious, moving very little as he awaited their reaction. When the guard on his left reached for the PokeBall, his stance shifted slightly, but made no sudden movements. And then the Bastiodon emerged, giving the Chimchar a sturdy gaze. He passed back a small half wave, the corner of his mouth twitching upwards. It didn't say anything back, just nodding and grunting before being recalled. It seemed odd that the Pokemon had to approve him and it left him wondering who exactly was in charge: the human or the Pokemon?

Regardless, the guards confirmed his identity and opened the gate. When the portal appeared, he glanced up instinctively towards the Braixen, raising a curious brow at it's sudden presence. How long had that been there?

It didn't matter, he decided. He stepped forward, examining the items on his person to make sure he had everything. His knapsack full of supplies was tapped once, the motion carrying a mental reminder of the items that were inside: several berries, a bed roll, his Crimson Guild badge, and some food and water. His bandanna was tied loosely around his neck. He also didn't have the Power Bat on his person, but that was as intentional as it was the last time he went out. He didn't plan on fighting.

"Ohhhhh...kay, I'm ready," he announced, passing the two guards a glance. He also stared up at the Braixen, giving it a thumbs up, "Thanks for the portal!"

And with that, he walked into the portal. He placed his head in first and stared down, unsure of the ground he was going to step foot on. If there was a floor there, he would venture forward, one foot at a time and get a better bearing of his new surroundings. If by the off-chance that there was some kind of trap awaiting him, he'd pull his head back from the portal.

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The floor beyond the portal was sturdy and made of smooth and polished stone. In fact, the entire interior of the hall beyond the portal was quite fanciful and gothic in design, taking after historical aesthetics popular hundreds, if not thousands, of years prior to the present time. The hall itself seemed to be a self-contained location, with a more rectangular and rigid shape comprising its long halls and several doors, though none seemed like the big double entry doors. On the walls, various portraits of dark crystalline landscapes were arranged, and small bouquets of flowers that were crystallizing were arranged in vases spread decoratively throughout the hall.

Melaine's Castle : Entrance Hall

Several Chandelure flitted in and out of sight closer to the ceiling, with menacing giggles, apparently providing the light for the hall. A few Carbink, and humans dressed like maids and butlers, actively carried out assorted duties while what seemed to be a Solrock kept oversight. Turning to face Crimson, the Solrock hovered forward toward him, using PokeSpeak. It was colored red and yellow, with a slight shine to its form, and was flanked by two Minior, currently shielded.

{ Ahh. It is our esteemed visitor. The Crown-Princess has been expecting you. Please follow me. }


The Solrock would lead Crimson to the far end of the hallway, up to two more fully armored Trainers with lances. Seeing the Solrock approach, they stepped aside. A small portal indicative of the move Teleport erupted, and a Braixen appeared, though it seemed this was a different one to the one Crimson had seen. With similar motions using the stick and a shadowy aura, several crystal poles would arise from marked spots on the floor that allowed the Braixen to generate another portal between them. The Solrock would lead Crimson through it to another room entirely.

Melaine's Castle : Throne Room

Following the trip through the second portal, the Solrock turned to face Crimson, who was now standing at the far end of a large room. Before him, the room expanded into a semi-circle shape that was incredibly large and wide. The decor was unmatched in splendor, with nothing held back. Dark shadowy crystals comprised most of the material everything was built of, though generous amounts of stone were intertwined. It was a proper castle grandiose.

Front and center of Crimson, at the opposite end of where he was standing, atop a small flight of stairs, was a large throne. It was extravagant and decorated fittingly for its owner, a shadowy display that radiated an overwhelmingly dark power. With a tall back and raised armrests, it was clear it was designed around the cushion, or what replaced the cushion; a 3-pronged display stand, within which was resting a large purple diamond. The diamond's owner was easily made out to be Melaine herself, the diamond serving as her lower body, in line with the typical design one would expect of a Diancie in its Mega forme.

She was clear to see in person; a dark-purple, sylph-like Pokemon with a black chest and arms that resembled a dress. She possessed a headdress, which consisted of purple crystals; the four shorter ones cresting along the top as they pointed upwards, and the two longer ones positioned on each side of her head as they pointed downwards. An additional heart-cut centerpiece framed by her slim dark-purple ears completed the headdress' regal design.

A smaller purple crystal was embedded in the back of her head, and from it, two smaller gems grew at the bottom. A red nugget was also embedded in her forehead, and she also had two ribbon-like structures that were growing from the two small gems on the back of her head, each tipped by two small floating rhomboid gems; one for each ribbon. Her eyes were black with pale-purple irises that carried an intense air.

Additionally, she had a red crescent circling her neck, with each end being joined together by a rhomboid gem while a larger red crescent circled her torso. Her lower body resembled a dress-like structure made of purple gems, with a larger gem present that had red pieces supporting it, augmented by the display stand she was resting upon. She was quite the beauty to behold, and was noble in design, but dark, boasting an apparent malicious intent to more perceptive individuals.

Flanking Melaine's throne were two Trainers who seemed to be even more heavily armored than the others who had lances. These "knights" had large axes with them, alongside their shields, and each had a robotic-like Pokemon standing beside them, colored yellow and looking like they were on the verge of falling apart. Each stood almost as tall as the Trainers.

Standing at specific points descending the flight of stairs, almost as if they were an Elite 4, four different, powerful, individuals stood with strong postures. The girl with the patterned dress and tall hat stood upon the highest step. Below her, the man with dark skin. Then there was the girl with the purple eyes and cute dress, and lastly, the man with the monocle and curly hair. Each seemed to have been awaiting his arrival.

In front of them, at the base of the small stairs flights, a row of heavily armored Trainers with lances stood flanking the path leading up to the stairs and throne, each with two Poke Balls.

To the left and right of the throne, a total of 40 fanciful individual tiered seats (20 to each side) sat a wide variety of Trainers, most dressed in some kind of formal wear. Young, old, in-between, and of multiple regional appearances, there were very few among the 40 who looked similar to each other. Many of them seemed to murmur to each other when Crimson showed up.

In front of these arranged seats, several more Trainers stood, appearing to be military commanders, each with a Pokemon by their side. The Pokemon differed by Trainer, but each seemed to be a signature Pokemon. Among them stood out a Cacturne, a Delcatty, a Weezing, a Watchog, and a Magcargo, among others. Each Trainer had a signature weapon at their side as well, most of which were rapiers, though a few had other weapons instead, and all of them had three Poke Balls on hand.

Male and female Trainers seemed to dress as the lighter infantry did, meaning there was uniform consistency for the most part. Likely, this was the military formal for official sessions such as this, outside the four Trainers standing upon the stairs. Flanking the walkway leading forward were more soldiers and Pokemon, predominantly lighter infantry, Starmie, Bronzong, Cryogonal, and Minior, though some Octillery and Toxapek were present, as were a few Dhelmise. Scattered throughout every aspect of the display, various maids and butlers stood ready to serve alongside many Carbink.

A Mr. Mime walked in from the sidelines, approaching Melaine herself. It began a performance, miming the retrieval of a document or note from a satchel, and reading from it.
{ Crown-Princess Melaine, we present to you the honored guest you have been awaiting. Sir Crimson, Director of the Crimson Guild. }


The Diancie gleefully laughed.
O~hoho-hoho~! Wonderful, simply wonderful! I have ever been awaiting this chance to hold parley with one who intrigued me so as he did that day within my wondrous arena! Please, do not delay him any further, he may walk before me however he pleases, for today, he is my honored guest within my abode!

Nonpareil! Conseil! Bataille, and all others! Sir Crimson is a guest of honor and thus under my protection so long as he remains here. No one shall show him any attitude they would not show me! Such respect he shall temporarily hold while I entertain him in my chosen fashions for as long as he likes through this day alone! O~hoho-hoho~!

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When his foot found the smooth ground, when he took a slight peek around and found no tricks or traps swinging his way, Crimson stepped through the portal, getting a gauge on where he was. It was hard, though. He didn't travel through portals often, so the whole concept of being someplace different instantly was disorienting to him. Not literally, but in his mind, there was no red dot representing him on the geographical map in his head. He nodded and even smirked as he realized the tactical advantage this had. Smart...

He heard the unsettling giggles from around him and took in the staff as well as the decor. Everyone around him seemed particularly busy, so he didn't interrupt them. But he paid attention to what they were holding, what they were doing, how they reacted to his presence, and so on. Very few even batted an eye. The ones who did a second take merely did so in passing glance before returning to their tasks. As he expected, they were aware he was coming. Well...that or they didn't care. Either way, it didn't matter. He was soon greeted by someone else who would likely be escorting him around. He said nothing to counter his response, merely nodding his head before following in his footsteps.

Another portal later and he was already at his destination. Already he was trying to make his guess at where in the castle he was. He figured the entrance hall was exactly where an entrance hall should be positioned...at the entrance. And the throne room would be central to the entire palace. But he didn't know the tricks Melaine had up her sleeve and he especially didn't know her design aesthetics. In theory, he could be anywhere. So he took it in stride and patiently waited for a sign, a tell, something...anything that game him some info.

Crimson didn't necessarily ignore the people, but he didn't give them too much thought. Melaine was easy to spot, given she was in the center, sitting atop the throne. The four trainers in front of her were likely the strongest members of her newly formed empire. The small clusters of spectators on either side of the queen were likely nobility or, at the very least, lucky souls who got to witness these proceedings. Military members were recognizable, since they wore the same thing. It was very clear to make out who were supposed to be the fighters if a war broke out, but he didn't discount anyone's capability in the room. Not that he doubted his own abilities...but he wasn't here to fight.

Tread lightly...tread carefully...

This would be a showcase of wills to Melaine. He read a part of her mentality two days ago when they met face to face for the first time. She was not above gloating and she was not above showboating. She would be trying to make him out to be a fool every moment he was here. And she had a very clear and strong superiority complex that would either work in his favor or against it. He had to be ready for it. And he was. Despite his position and his mentality he was trying to adopt, he slipped into this role like it was an old pair of shoes...like it was second nature. And he strode up the elegant aisle with class and confidence. His smile was the exact same one he had when they'd first laid eyes upon each other, matching her intense purple gaze with his cutting blue one.

He then heard Mr. Mime's announcement and he took that information in stride, a talking Mr. Mime among others. A couple mental adjustments were needed, of course, but her long-winded words provided more than ample time to accommodate. He had debated whether to bend the knee and at least play along, but he wasn't sure she'd want to see that from him, at least not yet. For now, she liked his boldness and the bold move was standing before her as an equal. Besides, she did say he could walk before her however he pleased. Despite all this, that didn't mean he wasn't going to put his best foot forward.

"Thank you," Crimson said and bowed out of respect, "I appreciate that."

He then began to examine the adornments around them, "I must say, I'm impressed with the architecture of the castle. I know your theme is purple, but the style of it, the craft...I like how it all blends together. Did you build all of this yourself?"

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Yes. I rose each and every wall, pillar, and column. By my hands, this grand structure was crafted. I thank you for your attention to the details involved. It shows a refined eye, one worthy of the leader of such a prestigious guild as the Crimson Guild.


The walls indeed shimmered, made of the shadowy purple crystals encrusted over a solid stone wall. The floor, the pillars, and the columns; every solid within was made of similar make, right down to the mezzanines the 40 individuals sat in. There were no blemishes or imperfections in any part of the stone or crystals. The carpet leading up to the throne was silky smooth and soft to the touch. It looked and felt expensive as well, trimmed with the expected linings of nobility and royalty. The decorations were also fanciful and tasteful. A young maid to the side made sure to steady a slightly ajar pot as the proceedings continued. Gold and black trimmings were prevalent as part of the theme.

I must say, however, your appearance, alone, does interest me. I was so looking forward to hosting more of your companions. Your guild is said to be large in number and of strong bonds, so as I am informed, and I had prepared quite the feast for us. Alas, you'll simply have to take their portions home with you. Perhaps you can explain their absence to an agreeable standard as we proceed.


The Mr. Mime returned to a spot off to the side of the stairs leading to the throne and began its usual motions of miming something solid. The four powerful individuals standing on the steps held still, though the man with dark skin did seem to be a bit perturbed by something.

Nonetheless, you wished to speak to me, and this format is one I feel conductive to it. My Conseil, my Nonpareil, and part of my Bataille will be in attendance, as well as any Serviteur present. That being said, let us proceed with what you so clearly wished to ask of me when we first lay eyes upon each other.


Every eye in the room almost simultaneously awaited Crimson's input. It was a lot of assessing gazes no doubt ready to watch and scrutinize everything he said, as well as how he said it and how he conducted himself while doing so.

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Crimson kept his stance, nodding once as Melaine took note of his lack of company. This was a trickier topic now that he didn't have some of his ambiguity to fall back upon, but he already had an idea on how he wanted to approach the subject. He was slowly piecing together every meticulous term that was being used, passing it into his brain and then storing it for later while keeping his attentive stare upon the queen and her court. His left ear twitched once as he nodded at his call to speak. And he didn't hesitate.

"So in regards to why I am here alone...you are well aware of my Guild. You are well aware of how it is run. It is a busy place and it takes a lot of Pokemon to maintain it's presence. Hundreds of teams are scattered throughout Ruula at any given time, doing what we do best: Exploring areas we haven't, helping those who need it, and defending from those who wish to threaten the wildings. And at any given time, I could gather a few key personnel and several teams who are looking for new jobs to take on and I could stand at your doorstep with a more...impressive showing of force. But this isn't any given time."

He glanced around at the room as he spoke, addressing everybody with a calm and reasonable tone. He started right, speaking towards Melaine first before trickling down to what he assumed to be her Conseil in front of her, then to the Nonpareil beside them. The Bataille and Serviteur remained in his peripherals, but as they were not situated in front of him, he did not lay eyes upon them. Instead, he drifted back left, catching the stares of the symmetrical layout on the left side of the room and finishing his words. He was now staring directly at Melaine.

"This is the time of your rise to power as the new Queen of Ruula. And you've already made some big changes to the people who serve under you as well as to the people who fight against you. This is a volatile time in this world's history and we must prepare for it. So every team I manage, every team that places themselves under the name of the Crimson Guild is working on better preparing the wildings for these changes that are about to come. That you are about to bring. And so they can't be here today. That was solely my decision. And the matter of which I wished to talk to you about was a more...personal one. To you."

At this time, he reached into his knapsack resting against his left thigh, moving fluidly and naturally. His fingers gripped against something small, smooth, and flat and when he pulled it out, it was barely visible to anyone. It was a white card.

"Now some of you may be aware of the queen's backstory. Some of you may be aware of what transpired the day Melaine rose to prominence. But I will not speak on the subject if it is not in the Queen's desire to do so. And so I present this card for her eyes only. And if it is no concern to her how I approach speaking on this subject to the rest of you, I shall continue. Melaine?"

He placed the card gently on the ground in front of him, perfectly parallel to where the carpet ended. He didn't dare elect to walk up to her throne directly as that could be considered a threatening act. He knew one of her Serviteur would likely step forward, take the card, and present the card to her. All the while, his focus would be directly on Melaine and how she reacted. This would be telling to how the conversation would continue.

The card that she would be presented was a business card, plain white with black lettering, formatted in such a way that she knew whose business card it belonged to. She had probably seen several like it anyway, so it wasn't like recognition wouldn't cross her face. But Crimson was more interested in how she took in the name written on the card:

___________________________________
Dr. Nendal Lacroix
Director, Superior Automated Machines

Located at any of the following:
HQ: Route 6, Driftveil City, Unova Region
...

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As he anticipated, one of the maids ran forward and collected the card, bringing it up to Melaine, who then took it and held it before her as she read it. Melaine's reaction was decidedly muted and unfazed.

You gift me a business card? O~hoho-hoho~! I see, so you too have done business with the doctor in the past. These are not given out lightly unless one has done business with him. That was something I do recall he was quite insistent upon. I digress, however, so do state your point of assumed personal interest to me. I'll see if it truly is something to which I hold any interest at all.


Slight murmurs emerged from the people in the arranged seating, but nothing strictly audible was heard. None of it sounded particularly approving, however, of Crimson's commentary so far. In response to the murmurs, Melaine whipped a hand to the side.

Quiet! I'll have no distracting voices while we listen to our honored guest. No doubt he intends to speak a profound point, and hopefully, he displays a non-platitude of proper regard. Now, continue when ready, Sir Crimson. Your upcoming remarks will set the tone of our continued discourse this evening.


Once more, all eyes, judging, were on Crimson.

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Crimson kept his gaze on Melaine while she read the card, but his attention was fully on the crowd around him. There weren't many voices and they were quiet, but there was enough in the tone to tell him that they didn't really approve of his statement towards them. He kept his stoic, focused expression, daring not to let them see what he thought. That was made easier when their queen silenced them and allowed for him to continue.

"Very well," Crimson bowed his head, the polite smile showing on his face as he stepped forward.

"As I mentioned earlier, one of the Crimson Guild's missions is to defend the planet from those who wish to do it harm. And that is why I am here today. Melaine, I am willing to believe that Superior Automated Machines stands as the biggest threat to your Empire."

He let the provocative thought sink in before continuing, "From what I know and understand, they had a large hand in making you as powerful as you are today. And through you, the doctor attempted to seize control of the UPL. Now, this is merely a hunch. I wasn't there. But I know you were instrumental to him. And I know how things played out. Dr. Nendal...he turned on you, didn't he? Promising you the power you desired and then planned on placing you back on the shelf, like you were nothing to him. Like that promise he made was worthless in value. And so you only did what was right and proved your worth in the position you now hold. By silencing him. And if that were all to it, I wouldn't be here right now."

"But unfortunately, that's not where his story ends. Just a couple days ago, I ran into him in Nimbasa City. He was talking to one of his subordinates and I happened to overhear him. How he had cloned himself and how he merely wished to observe your rule. To see what you'd do and how you'd do it. Which sounds like he didn't plan on intervening, right? There's one problem, though."

He slightly shuddered a little, like the thought sickened him, "Immediately afterward, he was killed. By the Nimbasa City Gym Leader. Quite mercilessly, I might add. And he did mention that he was the only clone of his kind. Which now leaves the slot of Director of Superior Automated Machines vacant. And likely to be taken by someone else. Someone who isn't Dr. Nendal. Someone who will have all access to Dr. Nendal's research...to include every detail about your abilities..."

His eyes locked on Melaine's, a grave tone in his voice, "Whoever steps into Dr. Nendal's own seat may take the opportunity to strike at you when you're not looking and end your reign. They might take that research, find and develop a weakness, and then use it on you. And of course you know that they are more than capable of doing that. They may be the only ones that can right now. They may be the only loose end left. But you can stop them."

"You with your might, your powers, your followers that you've accumulated...you have more than enough capability of destroying their laboratories. And of course we would aid you. Our problem is that we are trying to keep our identity as a wilding organization secret from the general public, so we can't set up a massive scale take down of SAM without revealing ourselves to the masses. But under the guise that this is an act of your will...I wouldn't see a problem with rallying our forces."

He gestured to the Diancie, "So...what say you? If you have any questions, I am more than willing to answer them. But my only question to you is this: Are you willing to help us destroy SAM once and for all?"

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At Crimson's question, following his lengthy argument, there was more talk in the seats flanking the throne.

A portly and stiff-looking man, who seemed rather pompous, stood up. His voice was deep and smooth, if very arrogant, and his noble court uniform jacket-and-pants combo was both militaristic and impeccable.
Now, I say! I do daresay! The doctor is dead? By way of the Gym Leader for that sorry excuse for a Unovan city; Elesa? You'll excuse my skepticism, for it is quite healthy, much like me. It's quite clear to me that the doctor wouldn't be slain in such a fashion, especially after seeing one of his other selves perish! His ability to plan for the future was quite unrivaled.


A woman spoke up at this. The lady wore a custom female version of the noble court uniform; a long, flowing dress and a blouse with a deep, plunging v-cut. Adjusting her wide-brimmed hat as she moved long locks out of her face, she raised a gloved hand at her side, dismissively.
Duke Marvite. We all love hearing about how healthy you are but given the stature and standing of this little Chimp Pokemon, I think it's unwise to simply dismiss his claims. Even if he is a commoner and a foreigner, he clearly seems to have quite the knowledge base. The doctor also did business with him, as he had one of the business cards.


A third voice arose. This time, it came from a small bipedal Pokemon with a pale yellow body, black gloves, and black dressy shoes. It was standing on one of the seats, whipping around the jaw emerging from the back of its head. The Deceiver Pokemon's voice was feminine and cute like its owner, but tough-talking through and through. Her uniform was sized for her, a noble court uniform jacket alone.
Alala like what she hear here. Think both Duke Marmite and Countess Nutella should stop talking and think smart. Duke and Countess think not strategic enough! Foreign Crimson Sir speak good plan to keep Empire safe. Extra allies too!


That's Countess Mubella to you, Marquis Aurelia-Kucheat. Watch your tongues!


Oh, Countess, are you offended by such a slight quip? Might I remind you of your place in this pecking order? You really should just relent and go along with what your superiors decide. After all, everyone knows a Duke, such as myself, Duke Marvite, outranks all the other Conseil members who are not also Dukes.


More bickering ensued among the many until another prominent female voice jumped in, this one belonging to a Lissome Pokemon. The extremely tall and thin, anthropomorphic, feminine cockroach of a white hue stood and gave a motion of exaggerated exasperation. Her noble court jacket bore less of a v-cut, and her dress had an extra slit down one side, but both otherwise matched the Countess' attire. These pieces were extremely thin and fitted to match the cockroach's build.
Speaking for House Pheroache, this would not be an issue if we were not already pushing at the shores of the other regions, no? But since we are, you need to stop fighting and make a decision, okay? The Crown-Princess will then decide on the final course of action after deliberations, right?


A young man spoke. He seemed extremely young and cocky, like a twenty-something who was rich, arrogant, and way too full of himself. His voice was fitting of a cocky and adventurous pretty boy, and his noble court uniform ensemble was designed with a bit more flair.
Heh! Of course, Duchess Pheroache, she will, since she's only the greatest ruler we've seen in a long time, and one far better than that absent and useless child that leads the UPL. Of course, as THE Duke Cvnogeni, my merits are a big help for us, no doubt, and if we can secure a deal with this Chimp here, then we may actually be in business. Of course, I say this as SOMEONE needs to help the rest of you pick up your slack, after all.


After more bickering among the 40, Melaine silenced them all.
Enough! I have heard all your words! I have heard Sir Crimson! My response to all this is as follows:

I will refuse your offer, Sir Crimson; not out of any ill will toward you insomuch as an alliance of that nature for that goal conflicts with what my current position is. As I lay siege to the shores of the United Pokemon League, I would not wish unnecessary ill upon an organization responsible for my rise to power no matter their perceived, if unfounded, threat to my reign. If anything, my origins from among them, with the addition of a skillful group of infiltrating individuals, give me an upper-hand over anything they may plot. O~hoho-hoho~!