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.
Post by Marcus Spinnaker on Dec 4, 2019 11:21:23 GMT
Marcus had been putting some small effort into exploring route 6 in a shallow sort of way, but was prompted to put some more effort into delving into the route's depths when the Explorer's League put up a message saying that a letter needed delivery with some urgency. Marcus felt strongly that he should take this up; after all, if nothing else, the message said that a bicycle would be provided as part of the mission, and he did not have one and could not afford one (It was, for some god-awful reason cheaper to buy a farm than to purchase a decent bicycle here, but it had been even worse in his hometown, so what did he know?). So he took his letter, carefully secreted the letters involved in his bag. It took some re-arrangement to make absolutely sure that the letter would not be crushed by his food, or by the egg that he was, perhaps foolishly, opting to keep on his person rather than leave stored in a PC, but before the hour was out, he was ready to set out, and set off riding his bicycle, if not actually at full pelt, then at a fair pace, considering the many hills that he had to set out over (at least it had gears).
(Quest start! Pokemon team: Rowlet, Riolu, Litwick, Pawniard, Riding on a Bicycle granted for the quest.) WC 217 Quest Start Roll: H0WIQKhAp_
Post by Marcus Spinnaker on Dec 5, 2019 10:04:18 GMT
For now, the work is simple. Cycle quickly along well-paved roads as he moves towards the area that the recipient in supposed to be in, making good pace for some time. For now, all is good, but Marcus anticipates this to be a situation where the first 80% of travel takes the first 80% of the time, and the last 20% takes the other 80% of the time. It would be much harder to search for his target than to get to the right area. One hopes that at least he hasn't gone off the track, though. That would be troublesome.
There still seems to be no problems! You pass by a few Pokemon who peer out onto the road here and there but don't otherwise cause a problem. Them seem to know you're on a mission of some sort. A few Starley even fly over you and offer strangely encouraging cries?
Post by Marcus Spinnaker on Dec 7, 2019 10:21:03 GMT
Pokemon can be as helpful and as frustrating as humans are, sometimes. For now, they kindly do not interrupt Marcus's progress as he heads full-tilt along the roads. The hills are getting steeper and the tracks are getting worse, but Marcus is getting more confident as he falls back into patterns of bicycle-use that had long-since left him. It's almost meditative, in a way, and to Marcus, that is excellent, giving him time to reflect as he moves in straight lines and smooth curves. For a few moments, it's even peaceful. And then, Marcus reaches the end of the road. If he is to go further (And he must, as he has a quest to complete), he will have to leave the smooth and safe tracks to reach where he belived his target would be. Then there would be a good long period of searching, unless fortune was unnaturally kind to him, and then, just maybe, he'd be able to deliver this letter. He takes a short break to catch his breath and have a drink, and checks to make sure his mail is still safely where he left it; it is.
(Roll total 203 - that's enough to finish but I'm not at the minimum post-count, to my understanding?)
(Yep 5 posts min to catch the recipient) As you go off the beaten path and take a short break, a few Bunary would take interest in your bike and immediately start to play with the steering and the pedals. They could be shooed away rather quickly, though, as they seem easily frightened.
Post by Marcus Spinnaker on Dec 8, 2019 2:27:58 GMT
Marcus sighed. Clearly, life could not be easy for him. He had gotten to where the recipient was supposed to be, and they were nowhere around! He chased the Pokemon away from his bicycle and set about bicycling along these paths and asking around, seeing if anyone he could find had met these folks before. Asking every random hiker you meet along a track is deeply unproductive, since they're all heading all over the place along these paths, but Marcus hoped that eventually someone might have met his target. When he had asked many people on one track, he tried to move along to another one, but of course, he was still limited by which paths he could actually follow on his bicycle. Still, with a little more time and effort, he ought to be able to manage it.
Marcus Spinnaker As you bump along, you actually come to find that there was someone who had seen the person you were looking for rather recently! They were just up the street now and take a left at that fork, yep. Should be in the inn there. Good luck!
Post by Marcus Spinnaker on Dec 11, 2019 10:06:23 GMT
Finally! Marcus had a lead to go on. Another half hour of cycling put him in one of the tiny two-street towns that they hardly bothered to show on the route-maps for their insignificance, knocking on the door. As it transpires, the person who he had intended to deliver the letter to was not there at that moment, but they had payed for two more nights and left most of their possessions, so the inn's owner was confident they'd be back. Which gave Marcus some time to have a break, straighten out his clothes, and be waiting prim and proper by the door when they came back from a day's training. He handed over the letter, and received confirmation that it was to the right person. Mission complete!