Though there are hundreds of elite-level Pokémon trainers in the world, none have created an international sensation like Sinnoh’s former champion, Cynthia. The legendary Red disappeared for years after his crowning, Blue resigned himself to gym leadership, Steven and Lance were always too caught up in their side projects, but Cynthia was a star. It was her research into Arceus that shook the world’s foundations, her protégés Dawn, Touko, and Mei that stormed the World Tournament, and her style that consumed the fashion industry.
Being dead center in the public eye for a decade is exhausting, of course. After Mei successfully defended her PWT crown and finally relieved the public pressure on Cynthia, the former champion decided to settle down, so to speak. She returned to her home region of Brilan, which was on the other side of the world from Sinnoh, where her fame had grown, but was across a narrow sea from Kalos. She found her nation joyful to have her back, and she was offered to take over an ancient academy that had recently been renovated.
Cynthia’s Women’s Academy of Pokémon Training was founded within a year, and though the complex was quite old, Cynthia’s ideas were fresh. Nowhere else in the world was there such a concentrated focus on training theory and application; for its students, gone were the days of leaving your home at age ten and floundering until you succeeded, a method that decidedly favored the prodigy. Together with the World Tournament, Cynthia was helping forge a new world of Pokémon: one where it was a true profession, and not merely an intense hobby.
It was not long before elite trainers flocked to the school to share their philosophies on Pokémon with anyone that would pay to listen. The WAPT’s prestige was immense from the get-go, and its first graduating class flattened their opponents when they were reintroduced to the world. Word spread quickly. If a young woman wanted to dominate in the Pokémon world, Cynthia was the woman to see.
Cynthia’s intentions were far from pure; her fling with Dawn had awakened a hunger in the champion who had previously been focused completely on success. Now that her position was assured, and the girls were coming to her, she went on the prowl…
So, a short take of this is “Lesbian Pokémon Hogwarts,” except in this case, Dumbledore is a hot cougar. I’m looking for 2-4 players in the role of professors who will more or less lead the game via lessons and extracurriculars, with the rest of the players as students. Feel free to double-dip. I’ll be in and out as Cynthia, not necessarily a major direct player, but I’ll handle general GMing and scheming. You guys tell me: do you want this game pushed to NC? I can certainly see it, with sorority hazing, revenge sex, and the like. I’m totally okay with it, but y’all let me know. I want it to focus on slice-of-life stuff for a while, but a major plot can and will be in the works if the game looks stable enough for it.
Before you ask: yes, I made up the Brilan region. It’s meant to be a plain emulation of Britain, just as Sinnoh is Hokkaido and Kalos is France. It lets me freeform with the setting while still grounding it in the familiar.
Professors will have a full team of six fully trained non-legendary Pokémon if they so wish. Students will have one of any non-legendary (evolved if you want) that they brought from home and up to two other first-evolution Pokémon that the school assigned them plus one for each completed year: freshmen will have three total, sophomores four, juniors five, and seniors six. Try also to stay away from the pseudo-legendaries (Dragonite, Metagross, etc), but if you must have them as a student, keep them at the first or second evolution, and only as your “home” Pokémon. Otherwise, have a field day. Let’s also ignore X and Y, at least until they’ve been released and I’ve had a chance to play them thoroughly at least once.
Playstyle will be freeform. Battles between players will be decided either by agreement between the participants (by discussing it in OOC if need be and figuring how the battle will go, and keep your e-peen to yourself, we’re here for fun, not actual competition) or GM fiat. No need to deal with move lists. If your Pokémon is physically capable of it, and it’s not an esoteric move, it’s available.
Obviously everyone is 16 or older. If at all possible, keep your character images pretty close to Pokémon styling. This isn’t a super in-depth game so you don’t need to go overboard with your character unless you really want to.
Character Sheet:Name:Age:Home Region:Position:
(if you're a student, include the year)House:Biography:Pokémon:OOC
in which much helpful information is contained!