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?
Wow really going deep huh. Um, alright, I guess the most obvious thing you’d probably notice is that I’m into goth stuff. I’m not super into the subculture, but I like macabre aesthetics
Why are you interested in the class you've chosen?
I was caught between trainer and coordinator for a while, believe it or not. I knew I wanted something that would mean seeing a lot of the region, and travelling between gyms or contests would have both done that. And I really loved the idea of bringing out the style and beauty of my pokemon. In the end though, I settled on being a trainer because I don’t really think I’d make for a good performer. It’d be awful if my pokemon give their best, but then I mess it up when I trip over my words, or my own two feet. More than that though, I just like how much more of a straightforward challenge gym battles are. Contests are more subjective, it depends on what the judge wants to see, but with a gym battle there’s no subjectivity involved, either you win or you don’t. I know that might sound insulting to gym leaders, but it’s just something I prefer.
More than anything though, I just want to win something. I want to be able to stand up and say that I did it, because I’ve never really had that before.
Why are you interested in training in Arciel? Why not another region?
Honestly? It’s far away from Sinnoh, or more specifically my parents. I’m sure we’ll get into them in a bit so I won’t bore you with the details, but they can be a bit much, and they really do not like pokemon. It took a lot of convincing just to get them to sign off on me getting a pokemon, and I knew that if I went on my journey near home there’d always be a chance of them pulling the rug out from under me. So I reminded them we have family here in Arciel, and a lot more convincing later, here I am. They even made me pay for the ticket but honestly, it’ll be worth it.
What do you consider your best attributes? They can be physical, mental, social, or anything else.
Well they definitely aren’t my physical attributes, never been one for sports. Um, I guess one is probably that I try not to let what other people think about me affect me. It’s not that I don’t care what people think about me, I think that’s impossible, it’s that I try not to let it bother me. I’m happy with the way I am, I like the things I like, and no one is going to make me feel like I’m somehow wrong for it. Granted, most people aren’t like that, I find. The jerks are the real rare ones, it’s just that the nice ones usually don’t speak up.
Let me think, what else… oh, I’m not sure about this one, but people have said I’m “gentlehearted” and stuff like that. I think it’s a weird way of putting it, and I don’t really think it’s all that true, but I guess I do try to be nice to people. I don’t know, I guess I just don’t see the point in being mean.
What do you consider your worst attributes? Be honest, now!
Yikes, alright. So, starting from the top, I’m not great with people. I’ve always been kind of shy, plus I think I can come off as a little aloof and weird. I know I said me not letting what people think get under my skin was a good thing, but it’s kind of a catch-22… man that’s a weird saying. Oh, whoops.
Okay well, that brings us to another one. I tend to get a bit lost in my own head. I don’t so much lose a train of thought as I do hop from one train to the next, and they’re all nonstop expresses. It gets on peoples’ nerves sometimes, including my own. I just don’t really think about it when it happens, and it’s embarrassing to get called on it. But it’s even more embarrassing when I don’t get called on it and I realize five minutes later that what I’m talking about now has nothing to do witch where the conversation started.
Also, I kind of mentioned it earlier, but I’m an awful clutz. Seriously, if it can be tripped over, knocked down, ran into, or stepped on, I’ve done it.
What was your childhood like? How was school?
School is school. I was never really the most popular kid, I was the weirdo who drew skeletons on his notebook and wasn’t grossed out when we dissected frogs. I was picked on a bit, and that sucked, but it never got physical or anything. I kind of just tried to ignore it. I did have a few really good friends though, and they helped me get the money together to buy a ticket to Arciel. They made me promise to send them loads of pictures of my pokemon!
How is your relationship with your family?
So I love my parents and I have absolutely no doubts they love me too, but as you can probably tell by the fact that’s a disclaimer, things are a little rough between us. My parents are very old-fashioned people, and I’m very much not. I feel like that goes for a lot of people but in my family it tended to get a little heated. Didn’t help that I have an older brother who is very much not like me. When I was a kid my parents sort of humored me. Luka’s brought home a dead bird and performed a séance, freaky but cute. But the older I got, I guess they expected me to grow up. Our different opinions on pokemon didn’t help. I can’t count how many times I tried to hide a wurmple in my room. The string tended to give it away. I guess they just really wanted me to be like them? Which I can kinda get, I mean that seems pretty normal for parents. Still it sucked being compared to my brother all the time, especially since I couldn’t even be mad at him because he is a great big brother!
I kind of get why they didn’t want me to become a trainer, beyond them just not liking pokemon. The ultra beasts made it clear it’s a dangerous world out there, and I’m some clumsy, spacy kid. To their credit though, they at least gave me a chance when I asked to become a trainer here in Arciel, though they probably thought it was an impossible task since a fifteen-year-old probably can’t get the money together for a ticket to a whole other region, not to mention the passport fees and everything. They told my aunt, who for the record is the most chill lady ever, that she couldn’t help me pay, but they never said anything to my friends or my brother. I wish I had a picture of the look on their faces, I half expected them to go back on the deal. But nope, they just told me to be safe and were there to see me off. So there’s something at least.
What do you like to do for fun?
I’ve always liked drawing, and it’s not all macabre. I really like drawing animals and pokemon , especially pokemon, actually. My friends who had them would have them pose for me sometimes. They got poffins for it so not like they minded.
What are your feelings on romance?
It exists, I guess? I don’t know, I’ve just never really thought about it very much. I’d like to find someone for me, but it’s definitely not a priority. I’m only fifteen, after all, I’ve got plenty of time for that stuff later, right?
What are your goals for the future? Short-term and long-term.
Well in the short term, I want to win the Arciel League like every other trainer in the region. Past that, I'm not sure. Eventually I'm gonna have to go back home to Sinnoh, but it's not like I'll be able to just hang up my pokeballs when I get there. Maybe I'll take on the Sinnoh league after I've proven to my parents that I can handle myself? When I'm an adult... I think I'd like to be a pokemon artist, maybe? Could be fun, doing illustrations for trainer's schools and things like that!
If you could be a Pokemon, what species or typing would you choose and why?
Based on my outfit you’d probably think I’d say ghost or dark or something like that, right? Well the truth is I think I’d much rather be a flying type. I’ve always loved the idea of being able to fly freely, and go anywhere I want. Being more specific… well I do have an aesthetic to keep up, so maybe a Murkrow? Guess I am a bit of a stereotype after all, heh.
What do Pokemon mean to you?
Acceptance. Pokemon don't judge you unless you're a jerk.
Anything else you'd like to tell us about before you go?
Only other thing I can think to mention is that I’m a vegetarian… kinda? I eat eggs and some shellfish, so I guess I’m not really a vegetarian. Wait, would that make me a pescatarian? Eh, whatever. It’s not, like, a moral or health thing either, I’ve just always found the texture of most meat super weird and kind of gross. That goes for meat substitutes too, so I don’t like veggie burgers or soy meat and stuff like that. I’m not really a picky eater otherwise, though. It used to drive my parents insane and I still sometimes catch hell over it but hey, story of my life.
5'5" / 165cm
Luka loves gothic fashion, typically incorporating macabre elements into his clothing such as skulls or bones. That said, he prefers casual clothing when he can, typically sticking to a shirt and jeans, along with black boots and a pair of fingerless gloves. His hair is gelled to keep it spiky and messy. While his eyes are naturally brown, he loves colored contacts, and currently he wears a ruby red pair.
A lilac purple aura that flickers around him gently, like candlelight.
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