Set in the original region of Arciel, Legends Rising is a route-inspired, but not strictly route-based, Pokemon roleplay. Pick a faction, pick a class, and strike out into the wild to take on the League, master Contest coordination, research the mysteries of Pokemon and Arciel, and much, much more. Will you be a classic trainer? A criminal? A farmer? Choose your destiny on Legends Rising.
Tell us a little about yourself. How would you describe yourself?
"Uh, hi first of all, I guess? I'm no good at these things." Adi frowned, ducking his head a little as he rubbed at the back of his neck. "By these things, I mean interviews really." The blonde chuckled, grinning crookedly as he did so.
"I'd describe myself as a decent sort of guy? I'm not perfect, far from it if you ask me. But I do my best with what I'm given you know? I'm a pretty chill guy, don't get riled up if you're not pushing my buttons, happy to just chat or play games. I'm pretty affectionate and don't mind some cuddles. I get along with a lot of people unless you're purposefully being a jerk." He shrugged a little as he went silent.
Adi isn't really shy either, he doesn't mind saying hi to everyone he meets or helping strangers. He's quite friendly to everyone he meets unless he catches them being a total jerk or bully to someone else. You'll know when he's pissed off, though he's more likely to get mad in the defense of a friend than himself.
Why are you interested in the class you've chosen?
"That's both easy to explain, but also complicated." Adi chuckled, somewhat nervous, but also proud? Emotions were complicated. "A lot of the classes I'm just not qualified to do, or I don't really have the skill set to do. I'm not very smart, unless you want to learn about the random facts that I can remember. So it boiled down to Trainer, Coordinator or Explorer. And I had already decided before moving he that I didn't want to be just another musician for a career. So Coordinator was out, and I'm sure you guys see your fair share of trainers. So I picked Explorer because it would be a bit more unique, focus more on doing things my way. Explorers feel like they have a lot more freedom you know?" Adi offered with a little shrug, that was good enough for him.
Why are you interested in training in Arciel? Why not another region?
Adi cleared his throat, looking down solemnly at his lap. "My dad and I were traveling around as musicians in a band for awhile, even if I was more like a stagehand. We went from region to region, this was supposed to be our next stop before the attack six years ago." Adi frowned, feeling a little guilty about bringing it up.
While it was true that this was supposed to be their next stop, Adi wanted off the tour long before that point. Instead, his interest lie more in the beast ball itself. If they really had a ball that could capture an Ultra Beast, then surely they had some lead on technology or anything that could be used to better protect people in the event of another attack.
What do you consider your best attributes? They can be physical, mental, social, or anything else.
"What I think are my best attributes?" Adi blinked at the interviewer before bursting out laughing. A tear actually forming at the corner of his eye before he was able to settle down and actually breathe. "I don't think too highly of myself. I can be a damn good social butterfly when I want to be, I can be fairly energetic but it can be a bit too much for some people. I'm passionate about things and will devote a bunch of time to them." He shrugged again before he was pushing a lock of his hair forward. "I'm pretty damn stylish if I say so myself. And take very good care of why body. Hygiene and all that, feel gross if I even so much as forget to brush my teeth before bed."
What do you consider your worst attributes? Be honest, now!
There was a brief pause as Adi looked down at his lap, hand coming to his forehead to thread his fingers through his locks as he chuckled softly. Finally he looked up with a soft wheeze as he took in a breath. "I'll admit that I'm an okay person and that I have my faults. One of them being I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed, and I really don't care. I'm not very book smart, and unless it's related to something I actually care about, it doesn't stick. Simple as that. I'm a relaxed kind of guy, and while I can take things seriously, I just don't like to be serious 24/7. What's the word I'm looking for... Flippant! I can come off as quite flippant because of it, though I still show people respect as a baseline. You just got to show me why you deserve more rather than demanding it of me." He paused to think.
"And, I'm not lazy. I just sometimes need a bit more motivation to do things sometimes! Even if it's just something small like 'Oh yeah, I need to do the dishes. But I can enjoy that chocolate bar afterwards if I do.'"
What was your childhood like? How was school?
Oh, his childhood. Well, that was a little upsetting. Adi bit his lower lip, trying to think of a way to put this. "Well, my childhood was... average? Maybe? It had it downs, but it also had good things about it. My mom, she was the greatest. Always encouraging me and helping me with the school work I didn't understand. But my dad? I didn't know it as a kid, but he said a lot of bad things. And mom would just smile and take it, and I'd always forget what he'd say. He also wasn't home a lot, always out practicing with his band and drinking. A lot. Probably hooked up with other women too but I can't say that for certain." Adi frowned, but smiled as he remembered how his mom used to be.
"Now my mom, she was always there. She was like the best mom ever. She'd drive me to school, work her butt off while I was with them, and would still be there to pick me up afterwards even if she was a little late sometimes. And after all that, she'd still make awesome dinners, helping me with homework while she cooked, explaining me things I didn't understand." Adi felt tears starting. Come on, man up a little man! He wiped at his eyes before the tears started falling.
"She was the best."
How is your relationship with your family?
"It's very strained right now. Can we just skip this one please? I need some water." Adi stood up suddenly and began pacing back and forth restlessly.
His relationship with his mother had always been good, even when he didn't do the best in school, she was there helping him. She just wanted him to do better, but it was hard when her husband wasn't home for what was often a couple days and nights at a time. Alya worked very hard to support her family, working a job in an office that kept her very busy, especially while Adi was in high school. It was often they only saw each other for a few hours during dinner and before bed. If she was able to get home she would cook, but if Adi was home before her, usually he would cook dinner or order out.
His father, Marlon, was usually too busy "practicing with the guys" or off in other cities doing tours. If he was at home, it would usually only be for a day or two at most before he was off again. This continued on for quite some time, and once Adi was 14 his dad took him away on tours during the summer. Each one lasting a week and happening 2 or 3 times a summer. Sometimes they even left the region. Though Adi was usually left behind at the hotel while they did any serious partying, the one responsible thing Marlon did really. Though Adi usually didn't want to go anyway.
He was 16 when the Ultra Beasts attacked. Marlon and Adi had just gotten back from the trip a few days prior, and Marlon was getting mad at his wife for the state of the place. Apparently the fact that she had been working a lot and not getting her usual help from Adi hadn't mattered. Alya wasn't listening, Adi wasn't listening, not until there were the sounds of an obvious fight outside. Next thing they knew, something was crashing into their kitchen, the roof was collapsing and then the white jellyfish thing was moving on.
Marlon was trapped under the debris and was injured, resulting in him getting paralyzed from the waist down. Adi came out of it alright, bumps and bruises, same with Alya as they had gotten out of the way. But Alya was quite traumatized by the event. To this day, even with therapy, she was still quite jumpy, any sudden or loud sounds setting her off, even her cell phone. And Marlon is now bound to a wheelchair.
What do you like to do for fun?
Okay, deep breath in, hold two three. Release, two three. There, that was better! "Fun? I can do fun right about now." He chuckled weakly, still upset but clearly trying to put it behind him.
"While I don't want to focus solely on music as a career, and I still do it a bit part time, I still find it very fun. Playing my guitar has always been very relaxing. And while I can't sing the best myself, I do enjoy writing songs. Other than that... not a big fan of sports though I don't mind kicking a ball around in some soccer." Adi mused, tilting his head back in thought.
"I really, really enjoy video games. I'm not the greatest at some aspects of it, my aim is horrible at FPS games usually, but they can still be fun. Racing games are my jam!" He nodded his head and chuckled. "Also, playing with Tri, my Electrike, is the best. Walks, playing fetch, the whole nine yards. I'm always happy if I'm doing something with him."
What are your feelings on romance?
What?! Was that seriously the kind of stuff they asked at interviews these days? Adi was definitely shocked, eyes wide, jaw dropped as he stared at them blankly. He didn't really believe this was the next question, but when they made no move to proclaim is a joke he cleared his throat.
"Well... despite my dad's opinions and insistence that guys should only get with girls. I don't think that way. Sure it's a good way to start a family, but there are still kids that could be adopted if I were to find a partner who can't biologically have kids." That was definitely a faint blush spreading across his cheeks now. "And maybe I would like to make an actual family one day." He was still blushing.
"As for who I'd want as a partner, a guy, a girl, I don't really care as long as we can respect and love each other...."
What are your goals for the future? Short-term and long-term.
What were his goals? Well, he couldn't go too heavily into the details of the main reason. Well, he probably could, but it didn't feel like a good idea just yet. "Well, the main and easy thing is just enjoy my journey and see where it takes me. Do some exploring, catch some Pokemon, do some training. Just general stuff. Then maybe once I'm a little more settled and used to things do some more serious exploring. See what I can find that others haven't yet. And maybe, actually see about trying this gym challenge I've heard so much about." He gave a shrug. That had been vague enough he hoped.
If you could be a Pokemon, what species or typing would you choose and why?
"I'd be an electric type, no ifs, ands or buts about it." Adi perked up right away. "They are my favorite type, hands down. I'm passionate about them, I know the most about them, and I know many combos for them. Electric types are, in my own opinion of course, the Pokemon who's natural abilities work best with another. Like Plusle and Minun for example, their abilities work when paired together. And there are so many other abilities that you can take advantage of! It's insane how many combos there are!" The blonde explained joyously.
What do Pokemon mean to you?
Well, that was a loaded question wasn't it? "Well, you probably hear this a lot. But Pokemon are so amazing! They vary so much from individual to individual, and they are so powerful! They definitely deserve respect! And my buddy, Tri? Arceus, the poor guy, he's been through so much, but he still loves being with people even though they have done such awful things to him?" Adi shook his head. "Pokemon are their own being, just like us. And to me, they deserve so much respect. I don't get how people can treat them like toys, or tools, or just things to collect. They are living beings like us, and I think we could learn a lot from each other."
Anything else you'd like to tell us about before you go?
"Oh, yeah. Sorry about the outburst earlier. Very sorry. I'll, uh, get going now."
5'07" / 170cm
Athletic and Fit
Upon first glance, Adi isn't the most impressive individual. He's only about average height, with an average build. You can tell he's fit and that he takes care of his body. He's not the strongest by any means, and is more of a sprinter than a body builder.
His complexion is healthy, his skin a nice peach tone that has a tendency to tan even further when he's out in the sun for longer periods of time. This also gives his hair a nice healthy sort of glow. Adi doesn't have any noticeable scars or tattoos, though he does have a couple piercings. One stud resides in each ear.
He also has a tongue piercing he has no problem in showing off from time to time.
As for his clothing, you can tell he has a love/hate relationship with it. There are days Adi puts actual thought into what he wears, and he comes out looking stylish. Other times, he just grabs the first things he finds and puts them on. If they are a little wrinkly or not, Adi doesn't really care.
Adi's Aura is somewhat odd. It clings closely to him as if it were a second skin, making his entire body glow dimly with a yellow hue. The more energy he has, the tighter it starts to glow. It also pulses over him, starting at his chest it ripples over him, like a pebble getting dropped into a pond. The more energetic he's feeling, the faster it ripples. And when he's very happy, it starts to spark over his skin like electrical currents, intensifying when he's angry.
Skills, Abilities, & Notoriety
0 - Neutral
Tri is the name of Adi's Electrike. Tri was first found by Adi while he was doing volunteer work. There was a Collector turned Hoarder, and after the Ultra Beast attack his home was left behind. An organization was called to clean it up, which Adi was volunteered to help with. They found several canine and feline Pokemon trapped in too small cages together. Many of them were injured and wre taken to the nearest Pokemon center immediately. Sadly in Tri's case, the injury to his thigh was too badly infected, and tissue had to be removed to promote healing.
Adi took him in as a foster, with the intention of helping the pup heal, even learning how to do physical therapy with him. They ended up building a bond with each other, and instead of Adi finding a new home for the pooch, kept him instead. #fosterfail #Ilovehimanyway
Adi's dad, Marlon, was a drummer in a band. They called themselves "The Weightlifters" named after one of the band's 'favorite' Pokemon Machamp. Yes, it was a terrible name, they didn't care.
Hard Mode Option A - Electrike, Male, Lightning Rod, Relaxed, Huge, Shiny, Discharge
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