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?
At the first of many questions that would come in the interview to get his trainers license in Arciel it was clear the man was happy to answer. "Oh! Hi, I'm Adian Savage, I'm twenty-six and a photographer." He said proudly, tapping his finger on the expensive looking camera that hung from his neck and sat nestled in his lap as he spoke. "Have you heard of me? I've had a few photos published in National Pokegraphic?" He asked, eyeing up the interview curiously for the hopeful affirmative answer.
When his interviewer would shake his head no Adian just shrugged and continued on, "Well that's okay! I plan to change that soon. Actually that's why I'm here - looking to make my name in Arciel. I've seen the commercials you guys are pushing across the regions, this place looks great. I'm actually really interested in those pokemon with the abnormal colors..."
When it was clear Adian was going to continue to talk, rambling a bit as he did so the interviewer would cut in with his next question.
Why are you interested in the class you've chosen?
"Can't rightly explore Arciel as a farmer, right?" Adian said with a chuckle. "I debated on registering as a trainer to be completely honest but it seems a bit dishonest as to why I'm here. While gym battles and tournaments are pretty awesome - for taking in battle shots - they're not quite my thing. Will I maybe try a gym battle... Maybe? Is it why I'm here, absolutely not." He continued, once again tapping his trusty camera on his lap for emphasis.
Why are you interested in training in Arciel? Why not another region?
Adian couldn't help but cock an eyebrow upwards at the question. It appeared as if the man was simply reading from the sheet of questions instead of really listening to his replies. For a moment the man considered calling his interviewer on that but didn't want to risk rejection into Arciel because he opted to be difficult.
"I'm here in part because of the odd coloration of pokemon here that seem to be somewhat more common here than in other parts of the world. Sure, there's the whole Alolan variations and the occasional albino back home but I've never quite seen anything like I've seen here in pictures." He has fallen off topic, Adian quickly realized.
Trying to pull it back together Adian quickly added, "And of course I'll need a pokemon team to help me capture these rare pokemon sightings."
What do you consider your best attributes? They can be physical, mental, social, or anything else.
This one was an easy answer. In preparation for the interview Adian had prepared with his mother on how to appropriately answer such a question. His first instinct would be to list on how awesome he was with his camera, how he was a super awesome dude who was a beast at fishing, how he made friends everywhere he went... His awesome fashion sense, of course. A quick glance down at his torn black jeans and the chains that hung off him reaffirmed such a thing... But alas none of those things were a good qualifier for entering the region or so his mother had explained when they practiced answering this question.
"I consider myself pretty hardy and determined. Once I set my sights on a goal I don't let much get in my way of achieving them. I'm also a hard worker and will work for my goals." Adian said, nodding as he spoke, "I am also very sociable. I am at ease with people and pokemon and am able to adapt to any situation fairly easily."
The interviewer would continue to jot down each trait he listed quickly before going onto the next and in Adian's opinion, worst question.
What do you consider your worst attributes? Be honest, now!
He had always hated these sorts of questions. What did they want to hear? I snore really loud? I don't always comb my hair when I wake up? Sometimes I drink too much... Okay more than sometimes. But this was another thing his mother had coached him on - making his flaws sound like good things.
"I sometimes am a bit of a talker," Adian admitted sheepishly - as if this wasn't something the interviewer had found out with his first question. "And I also am sometimes too goal oriented. Like if I have my mind set on something I ignore what's going on around me to achieve it ya know?"
Oof, Adian kicked himself mentally. That wasn't a good reply at all. Trying to save face he continued, "But that's not a bad thing! Cause I've managed to get some really awesome pictures that way. Staying in one spot for hours to get the perfect shot, maybe trespassing a little..."
Shut up! His mind screamed as he accidentally added that little bit. Did he just admit to low-key breaking crimes? With a worried look he would watch his interviewer cast a sideways glance at his last comment before looking down to quickly scribble on his sheet.
"What I'm saying is I'm very proud of my work and I'm willing to go great lenghts to have quality photos. Is that truly a flaw...?" Adian was reaching, trying to recover from his mistake.
What was your childhood like? How was school?
When it was clear his interviewer didn't plan to dwell on the last set of answers Adian sighed in relief. "Childhood was pretty awesome. I lived on a farm in Hoenn with my older sister, Juni Savage , and my older and younger brother. We weren't rich or anything but it was still pretty awesome to spend the days in the fields, ya know? Actually that's where I got my love for photography. I found one of those cheap disposable cameras laying around and me and my younger brother spent all afternoon pretending to be professional pokemon photographers. Mom and Dad humored us and actually got them printed out and were quite impressed. Bless mom for encouraging me as youn as she did. I dunno if I'd even be here right now had she not."
Adian beamed proudly, his fingers absently stroking the cool metal of the camera in his lap. "I was alright at school. I'd say average if you consider barely passing average. I wasn't stupid, just bored. Mom and Dad enrolled me into trainer school when I was thirteen and my grades were okay. It just wasn't my passion. Didn't go to college either but I did take a lot of classes on photography in my mid-teens. I'd like to think it's where I really developed my skill."
How is your relationship with your family?
"Pretty good I like to think!" Adian said happily, smiling as he remembered all the younger days spent on the farm with his siblings. Well, the early days before his sister got smart and his older brother sort of distanced himself from the simple living. "Me and my little brother are still pretty close - as much as one can be while being adults and us being in two different regions. My older sister and brother are fairly distant - we sort of drifted apart when we were younger. She followed her dream of being some super smart professor and he just sorta did his own thing."
Adian paused before continuing, thinking of his parents. He owed a lot to his mother who had pushed him to pursue photography as soon as he showed a knack for it. "I still keep in touch with my mom and dad but they're getting older and tired of farm work. Dunno what their plan is for keeping the whole family farm around but I do hope they keep it. I grew up there after all..." Adian shrugged once he finished talking, pushing the thought away of his parents aging as well as the loss of his family home.
What do you like to do for fun?
With the next set of questions he instantly perked up. "Take a guess!" Adian said, holding up the camera. When the interviewer shook their head and asked for something other than photography he had to pause.
What else did he like to do...? "Oh, camping for sure! I mean I guess I don't do it for fun, it sorta comes with the job but I absolutely adore it. Bonfires, sleeping under the stars, swimming in lakes instead of showering. The whole real experience of just living in the wild. It's actually a really good way to get in touch with the native pokemon so you can get some stellar shots. Plus... I really like star gazing. Sometimes in the middle of nowhere you can see so many stars. Oh and fishing! Fishing is a ton of fun! Catching, cleaning and cooking what you get is really calming."
Of course being a wild child wasn't the only thing he liked. "I also really enjoy drinking, or rather visiting bars when I travel around. Some of the most interesting people are in bars and after a drink or two they're happy to talk. You can learn so much about regions and other walks of life that way. Actually a bar back in Hoenn is where I first heard about Arciel's pokemon coloration."
What are your feelings on romance?
What an odd question to ask in a trainer registration interview. When it became clear the interview was serious about his answer Adian had to pause and consider his reply. He had truly never given it much thought. While no stranger to romance and the pleasures of flesh he never really had a long-term goal in mind.
"Maybe meet a nice person and have them travel the regions with me?" He answered, rubbing the back of his head uncomfortably. "I mean I never really gave it much thought. There's not a whole lot of settling down when you gotta travel to get pictures you know? I've never really met anyone who's totally okay with a sort of nomadic lifestyle. I've had a few partners over the years but they're short lived when they realized they can't love me into staying still."
What are your goals for the future? Short-term and long-term.
The next question would clear the awkward silence from the room. "Short term is to travel. I don't really have a set plan in mind. Maybe make it to the first few cities and post up and ask around to see if anyone can direct me to any crazy colored pokemon or some cool areas to get some pictures in." Adian said thoughtfully. While his answer was sincere he really didn't have much of a plan outside of roam around with a camera and hope for the best.
"Long term is easy. I wanna make it big as a famous photographer. I've managed to get a few pictures published but I want my name to be known. I want to be commissioned by the elites of the world to capture stunning pictures. I want my still images to move those who see it." There was a new passion in his voice as he spoke, green eyes sparkling with determination as he finished his answer.
If you could be a Pokemon, what species or typing would you choose and why?
"Flying type, totally." Adian answered quickly, having clearly given this question thought before. "Could you imagine? Being able to soar as high as you want. The views you could see? The fantastic sights that only something in the air could witness?" Of course the answers sounded good but in his mind Adian imagined himself as a Pidgey with a camera on his neck.
What do Pokemon mean to you?
"They're partners, of course." Adian replied honestly. Having grown up on a farm he had grown a certain level of respect for pokemon - as something more than just pets or battle monsters. While not human they possessed a level of intelligence beyond the livestock he had grown up with and their zest for life and willingness to adapt and live with humans had always amazed him. Adian waited for the next question - unaware that the pause was the interviewer hoping to get more than just a few words reply. When it didn't come the interviewer would jot down a few notes before looking up and asking --
Anything else you'd like to tell us about before you go?
"Actually, yeah! Can I get your picture? I wanna document the start of my journey in Arciel with who it started with." Adian said confidently. It would take a bit of back and forth before his interviewer would reluctantly agree. With glee similar to that of a child on christmas morning he would have his interview turn his head ever so as he angled himself and his camera to get a dramatic shot of them looking away from the clipboard they had been writing on. With a flew flashes it was over and Adian stood there beaming, looking through the digital display and toggling the lighting of each before he was content with the photo he had taken.
With a promise to send the interviewer a copy of the photo Adian found himself ushered out of the room as he waited to see if he has passed the interview and been allowed into the region.
5'11" / 180cm
The first and most notable thing about Adian is how he looks like and edgy goth in his mid-twenties. From the black, torn clothing and the twin snakebites on his lips he's got quite the look. Combined with his mass of red hair and green eyes the man stands out in a crowd. A camera constantly hangs from his neck or is in his hands, making him someone you notice in a crowd if for nothing more than to possibly avoid.
Adian glows a bright, swirling orange that seems to flicker like a candle flame atop his head. When he is stalking his next photography target it glows brightly with his excitement.
Skills, Abilities, & Notoriety
0 - Neutral
Younger brother of Juni Savage . They are quite distant having chosen different paths in life.
Adian is traveling to Arciel on money (ambiguous/not Pen) he won on a recent publishing of his photograph in National Pokegraphic. It wasn't a large amount but it's enough to keep him comfortable for the first few threads until he establishes himself within the region.
His two starting pokemon happen to be purchased from a breeder and are awaiting for him with his arrival to Arciel.
Adian is a fairly experienced angler and enjoys fishing in his down time.
Adian is absolutely terrified and hates Beware and Stufful. Back in Hoenn he ran into one that destroyed a coffee shop he happened to be in and it left a very long lasting impression. He will actively avoid them as if he life depended on it.
His "award winning" photo that was published in National PokeGraphic and has funded his trip into Arciel was a photo of an Absol caught sobbing in what is the aftermath of a fire. It is unclear what caused the fire but Adian claims it was part of a rash of wildfires in the region. He used some of the royalties from the photo to help purchase trees to replant the area that was devastated.
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