Kantowa is a mixed fantasy world populated by people themed around Pokemon Gijinka. As to Pokemon, themselves, they do not exist in this setting. There is not so much as a single Pokeball, nor a Hyper Beam. Well, unless those crazy arcanists in the Wastes build a doomsday cannon. I wouldn't put anything past them. But moving on!
ALL PEOPLE ARE HUMAN!
Any pokemon traits you possess are purely cosmetic. If you have animal ears, it is because you're wearing a headpiece, not because you actually have animal ears. More likely, your hair will simply be styled up to resemble animal ears.
That being said, there are certain things that may be subtly inhuman about certain … ethnicities of Gijinka. For example, the people that resemble the Ralts line in the Psion Kingdom lack significant sexual dimorphism without exposure to the Dawn Chalice, their relic, and Lucarians possess the ability to see auras. These inhuman traits are largely up to the player who first establishes the ethnicity, but must be run by the gamemaster first for approval. Remember, they must be minor. They must not be drastic enough that you can no longer be considered “human.”
In addition, there are no innate elemental powers, per se. Elemental affinities, yes, but like it was covered above, you aren't pokemon. Such powers are considered “magic” by the common folk, but maybe magic, psionics or magitech. In any case, it might be easiest to compare it to Lord of the Rings. Not everyone knows magic, not everyone has an affinity for it, and some cultures have more of it than others, but it is not generally something that can't be overcome with sufficient martial skill. Furthermore, type advantages and disadvantages are roughly respected, though not always for the reason in-game. Dusk Kingdom soldiers, for example, are highly resistant to mental influence, while combatants from the Martial Zones suffer from the fact that a Psychic can play a distance game they firmly cannot. But this is a matter of ACSD (As Common Sense Dictates for those unfamiliar) and may often be highly situational. Use your head, but don't let me catch you saying, “I'm immune to that!”
The last thing that really needs to be said about characters is that it's not enough to just resemble the pokemon you're based on. You are expected to have traits of them. We don't expect an Aggron to be munching on iron bars for a midnight snack, but we do expect him to have a particular sort of build and demeanor. Probably a lot like a Krogan. Anyway, point is, don't just look like them. Embody them. And have fun.
Heroes of Kantowa is a Pokemon Gijinka Adventure that takes place on a continent known as Kantowa. This roleplay revolves around the gathering of Heroes from each kingdom who will explore the land together on an epic quest in retrieving a stolen artifact from a kingdom, and unfold a plan that could bring disarray to the land by an unknown evil force.
You, as the player, will get to choose a kingdom to control and create a champion that represents your kingdom. Of course, you can always work together with another player if both are interested in the same kingdom. This will allow you to involve yourself into the politics of your kingdom, and interacting with other player's civilizations to strive for peace... Or war. While the kingdoms argue with each other, your chosen champion will work together with others for the same goal of defending the land from outside forces. Though, you might have a hidden objective, the safety of your kingdom and the land we live in is usually the top priority.
Kingdoms of Kantowa
There are ten distinct kingdoms in Kantowa that are home to fifteen of the eighteen Pokemon types. The layout of the kingdoms, as described in the opening segment, has the open plains in the middle with the Fire Kingdom to the North, the Iron Kingdom to the Northeast, the Ocean Kingdom to the East, the Psion Kingdom to the Southeast, the Dusk Kingdom to the South, the Martial Zones to the Southwest, the Forest Kingdom to the West (with the Spirit Kingdom beyond that), the Wasteland Kingdom to the Northwest, and the Sky Kingdom in the air above the plains. As of this writing, the Psion & Dusk Kingdoms are already culturally defined, so please ask for details concerning them if you wish to be of them. Otherwise, within reason and with GM approval, if it's your kingdom, you pretty much have say of its culture, but feel free to ask if we have any ideas.
Ruler: Lord Entei the Wise
Culture: Aggressive (Offensive)
Ruler: Groudon the Great
Culture: Aggressive (Defensive)
Specialty: Armorsmithing (Upper Class), Mining (Lower Class)
Types: Steel, Rock, Ground
Ruler: Sea Emperor Kyogre
Culture: Peaceful, Seafaring
Specialty: Fishing, Navigation
Types: Water, Ice
Ruler: High Seeress Cresselia
Specialty: Clairvoyance, Soothsaying
Types: Psychic, Fairy
Relic: Dawn Chalice
Ruler: Grand Seer Darkrai (G.S.D.)
Culture: Proud, Defensive
Specialty: Exotic Fungi, usually edible
Relic: Catcher of Dreams
Ruler: The Three Warlords (Cobalion, Terrakion and Virizion)
Culture: Aggressive, Competitive
Specialty: Martial Arts and Close Quarters Comba
Relic: Scroll of Forbidden Techniques
Ruler: The Immortal Xerneas
Culture: Peaceful, Druidic
Specialty: Scouting, Herbs, Vegetation, Hunting
Types: Grass, Bug
Ruler: The Ghost King, Dusknoir
Culture: Knightly, Protective
Specialty: Afterlife, Necromancy
Relic: Reaper's Shroud
Ruler: First Student Zii Apados
Culture: Scientific, Learned
Specialty: Magitech, Electricity
Ruler: High General Ray Quaza
Culture: Imperial, Proud
Specialty: Dirigible Aircraft, Air to Ground Combat
Normal Types are represented by the nomads of the Central Plains. They have neither kingdom nor relic.
Poison Types, if not affiliated with their secondary type, are freelance mercenaries and assassins. They have no kingdom nor relic of their own.
Dragon Types are not thought to exist at all and exist only in myths of advanced civilizations lost to time and catastrophe.
Age: Just how old are ya?
Title: If you are royal, a special soldier, or just have a title to call yourselves by, it goes here.
Gijinka: What Pokemon are you based off?
Appearance A picture is allowed, but a written description is mandatory.
Skills and Abilities: What can you do? What makes you unique?
Kingdom: Which kingdom do you serve?
History: I don't want a small one-liner. I want a detailed paragraph or paragraphs! What is your character's history up to now?
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