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?
Raul let himself get comfortable in the chair. Relaxed but not so relaxed that he had bad posture. He gave the interviewer an easy-going smile.
"Ah, I see you're going straight for the hard questions. Bold! Bold and admirable. I like your spirit," he said, winking.
Then, he put a finger under his chin and looked up at the ceiling. "But you've really put me in in a difficult position, my friend. If I say too much, it'll seem too boastful and arrogant. But if I say too little, I'll seem too timid. I will say this: I am not a timid man."
He shook his head, then he raked his lush purple hair back with his fingers. He smiled again and held open his arms.
"How about this, then? Who you see before you is who I am. Look closely. Ah, do not be shy. A little closer."
His eyes went half-lidded in a smolder. "There, now. Good. You see me as I really am. A beautiful man who has nothing to hide, and-"
He paused. "Ah. I hope this is not rude, but please, my eyes are up here."
Why are you interested in the class you've chosen?
Raul laughed. "I hope I didn't frighten you away from the difficult questions. Please, relax. Let us both enjoy our time together, hm?"
He leaned back in his chair and thought a moment. "Well, it seemed a natural choice. Believe it or not, my beauty isn't just the result of innate talent. It is also the product of hard work."
He stretched out his arms and his legs while remaining seated, ensuring the interviewer could get a really good look at his perfectly sculpted form.
"I built these muscles over the course of my early youth by helping the elderly carry their groceries across the street and into their homes, climbing trees to rescue distressed Meowth, carrying the heavy books of thin-limbed academics. And when all was joyful, I danced! And when all was sorrowful, I danced! And when I found out my school did not have a dance team, I signed up for the fine art of gymnastics. I wanted to be beautiful, and so that is what I became."
He gave a flourish of his hand, then brushed a few stray locks of purple hair out of his eyes. "And so, I chose to be a Coordinator because I believe everyone and everything can become beautiful. It's not enough to rely on one's innate, inner beauty. It must be brought forth to the center stage through due diligence, perseverance, and perspiration!"
Why are you interested in training in Arciel? Why not another region?
Raul grinned. "Oh. I see your strategy now. You were trying to catch me off-guard with that soft question earlier."
He gave a shrug of his shoulders. "There was nothing left for me in Alola, I'm afraid. I needed a change of scenery, a change of pace, all-new faces. I had a few short stays here while I was working on a shoot for a new cologne commercial, and I thought it might be a nice place to settle down... for a little while, anyway."
A Konikoni City detective had gotten a little TOO close to figuring him out, and well - there really wasn't anything left for him in Alola after a particularly painful break-up.
What do you consider your best attributes? They can be physical, mental, social, or anything else.
Raul smiled easily. "Well, I have a very strong work ethic, of course. My work-out routine is unparalleled, I never skip dance practice and rehearsal, I have a very balanced and healthy diet, and I even pencil in some time for self-care in order to avoid a future of wrinkles, stress lines, and gray hair."
He tilted his head. "I see you are surprised by my answer. Oh! Perhaps you were expecting me to talk about how gorgeous I am or my peak physical condition. I wasn't sure if there'd be much point to talking about it. I mean, I'm clearly gorgeous. What more is there to say?"
He leaned forward a bit, looking over the interviewer curiously. "And of course, I'm fully capable of seeing the beauty in other people and in Pokemon and in everything around me. Have you ever noticed the way your voice lilts when you're asking a question?"
His eyes began to smolder again. "It's absolutely lovely."
What do you consider your worst attributes? Be honest, now!
Raul's eyes widened a little. "My... worst attributes?"
His expression softened a moment as he lapsed into thought. He let out a sigh and looked away. He could definitely think of a few. More than a few, actually. It was something he didn't like to deal with.
"I suppose I'd have to say-" He gave a bit of a pause and put a hand to his forehead. "I am so beautiful that some people are intimidated by me or feel jealous." He held up his hands. "Completely unintended! Everyone is beautiful on the inside, my friend, and everyone can be beautiful on the outside! They just need to know how."
He breathed. "Also, sometimes, I am a little more than fashionably late and can be slightly cranky without my usual midday nap. Terrible but true."
He knew, of course, this wasn't what the interviewer was really looking for, but he was trying not to get too personal. Perhaps that could be considered one of his problems. Always keeping a sort of distance between himself and others despite his charming and friendly behavior. He had hurt people in the past due to that. And that also was unintentional. Being superficial came too easily to him. He felt like, perhaps, people would not like him quite so much if they really got to know him.
Deep down, he possessed a quiet fury - a rage against those who possessed power and would use that power to take advantage of those who did not have it. Even against many of those with authority... Logically, he knew that not everyone took advantage of the power they possessed, but it seemed that thought did little to quell the anger he held onto so tightly.
And perhaps... That was what drove a lot of his more reckless impulses. Dawning a mask and hat and cape and stealing from the rich, running from the authorities, getting on the bad side of others in the world of crime with more malevolent intentions - He was playing a dangerous game, but he couldn't seem to stop himself.
What was your childhood like? How was school?
Raul laughed; though, it seemed it did not come as easy to him this time. "Ah, what is there to tell? My childhood was fine. I mean, I am here, am I not?"
He was definitely not about to get into being given up as a child, being moved from home to home, never really feeling as if he were wanted by anyone. He felt a little more at ease when the question of school was brought up.
"Oh, I got into a little trouble every now and then, but I did well enough in school. And I was popular! Very popular." He paused. "Maybe a little too popular..."
How was it possible to have so many friends and yet feel like you didn't have anyone you were really close to or could talk to about anything?
How is your relationship with your family?
There was a longer pause on Raul's part as he tried to figure out how to answer this question gracefully. "Well, we're not very close..."
He didn't even really know his biological family, and he hadn't gotten adopted, so- He had remembered someone telling him once that he had brothers and sisters, but he knew nothing besides that.
"I grew up in the Alola region, after all. And this is Arciel. So many miles apart!" he said, managing a chuckle.
What do you like to do for fun?
Raul's eyes lit up. Oh, thank Arceus! Finally! A question he could answer without struggle! He relaxed in his seat and smiled.
"Oh, you could say I'm very much a night-life person. Dancing, music, meeting and mingling with new people and possibly dating them. Honestly, I do not know the meaning of staying still."
What are your feelings on romance?
Raul's head tilted downwards, and he leaned forward, his voice lowering into a purr. "What an interesting question to ask." He smirked, his eyes glinting playfully. "Perhaps we could discuss it over dinner? My treat."
He chuckled. "You've clearly put a lot of thought into these interview questions, and it would be a shame if I didn't show my, ah, appreciation for your efforts."
He held up his hands. "You do not have to answer now, my friend. Think about it. There's no pressure. But we could have fun, you and I."
What are your goals for the future? Short-term and long-term.
Raul shrugged. "I am not so complicated. Currently, my goal is to prepare for my first Pokemon Contest, you see. I have been practicing, and my dear Coco has been practicing, too. She will dazzle the audience with her dancing. It will be glorious! Although, I hope I am not putting too much pressure on her."
He paused and tapped his finger on his chin. "I usually do not make too many long-term plans. I am not much of a plan person. I am an action person."
Did redistributing wealth count as a long-term plan? He didn't really have a lot of steps for that plan.
If you could be a Pokemon, what species or typing would you choose and why?
Raul rubbed the back of his neck and chuckled. "Well, I feel such a strong connection with my Oricorio, I might have to say I identify with that Pokemon species the most! The dancing, the flare, the flexibility - and so social! Hmm."
He thought a moment. "Though, if not that, I suppose Fire-type might work, in general. I am a very passionate individual. Although, I'm not prone towards trying to burn others."
What do Pokemon mean to you?
Raul put a hand to his heart and bowed his head. "What do Pokemon mean to me?" His fist trembled slightly over his chest, and then he stood, sudden and abrupt. "So long as there are Pokemon and people to care for those Pokemon, this world is a beautiful world!"
He spread out his arms in dramatic fashion for a moment. Then, he brushed his hair back and sat back down. "Pardon me, I think all the contest practice is bleeding into my real life." He chuckled. "But again, beauty exists in every person and in every Pokemon. And I think that says something about the nature of our world. What - I do not know. I am no philosopher. All I know is our world is better and we ourselves shine bright as a result of the Pokemon that live with us and around us."
Anything else you'd like to tell us about before you go?
Raul pulled a slip of paper and a pen out of his pocket and scrawled something down. "You have done a marvelous job covering everything, my friend. I can think of nothing more. Just one last thing."
He held out the paper to the interviewer with his phone number on it.
"When you've made your decision about dinner, give me a call, hm?" He winked.
Raul is a moderately tall and broad-shouldered man with a medium brown skintone, short, well-conditioned purple hair, intense dark eyes, and a dazzling perfect smile. He has excellent posture but keeps himself flexible and relaxed. He typically smiles easily and walks in a confident stride. He has a single piercing in his right ear and tends to wear clothes that match his Oricorio (hey, stylish) but greatly prefers the color red. When he's doing his gentleman thief thing, he's more likely to wear a black mask and red bandanna and sleek, stylish red and black clothing.
Raul's aura is a bit larger than average extending about a foot taller than him and twice as broad. It surrounds him in soft pink lighting and silver sparkles. It is not bright enough to hurt the eyes, but it is bright enough to draw attention. There is a faded dark red-tinged shadow at his feet. It encompasses a much smaller area and is harder to notice.
Skills, Abilities, & Notoriety
0 - Neutral
I cannot think of anything at the moment, but I will offer explanations if needed. This about section isn't exhaustive as Raul may develop further during RP.
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