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Brave New World Mods ([personal profile] bravenewmods) wrote2014-01-03 02:50 pm

Information Collective

As the game progresses, information about the world that the RP takes place in will be slowly uncovered and disseminated to the characters. In the interest of keeping everyone up to date, this post can be used as an informal collection of knowledge. The mods will generally not be updating this section unless there are vital pieces of information we feel the players (and the characters) should know that are being misinterpreted or otherwise not correctly represented.

We will create a general scaffold to use at the start of the game, but players are encouraged to make their own top level threads on anything they think is worth noting. The information collected here is OoC knowledge, but would be known in the context of the game with a minimal amount of poking around and questioning. If there is a piece of information that is known to a certain group of characters that is worth noting OoC, but would not be openly shared with the other characters, please mark [Private] in the header of your response.

whateveryoueatliveitspart: (calm)

General Info

[personal profile] whateveryoueatliveitspart 2014-05-27 02:01 am (UTC)(link)
Caldera is located in the Western Desert, midway up a towering mountainside. The city's walls are smaller than Union's and appear to be made of raw iron that was formed instead of forged around the city. The buildings are rough-hewn from stone and steel. Although it is about the size of Union it lacks the tall towers that Union has, so it has a smaller population of around 200,000 people.[Ref] There are caverns beneath the mountain that Caldera is built upon.[Ref] Within those caverns is a lake of lava[Ref] with a small shrine in oddly good condition on an island in the middle, connected to the shore by a land bridge. At the time of its discovery by Haruka([personal profile] actsmagnificent), Hotaru ([personal profile] threemoms), Michiru ([personal profile] incousinswithyou), and Usagi ([personal profile] inthenameofthemoon) it contained shards of some sort of broken machinery, a Technical Machine, and some scrolls written in old script.[Ref] The shrine is guarded by a shiny Arcanine[Ref] that can speak telepathically and refers to the shrine as belonging to his master,[Ref] "the lord of this domain, the master of earth and the bringer of flame and destruction. He rules this land, and abides yet to mete out suitable punishment should the arrogance of humans again come to bear."[Ref] He demanded that something of value be tributed in exchange for the Technical Machine and the scrolls,[Ref] thus there is now a "limited edition one-of-a-kind artisan Caldera lamp",[Ref] the sword of one of Gigas's soldiers,[Ref] a Prism Scale necklace,[Ref] and a pair of "simple, but eye-catching and well-worn and well cared for" earrings in a small box[Ref] left at the shrine.

Caldera's forces are divided into three groups: the Battalion of Steel, the Rock Legion, and the Earthkin. The Battalion of Steel is Caldera's crack troops, consisting of several hundred trained gunmen and swordsmen. The Rock Legion is the volunteer citizen's levy, not as highly trained as the Battalion of Steel but not weak either. The Earthkin are few in number but very strong, wielding the power of earth, steel, and flame; they are what Caldera calls Enlightened.[Ref]

Caldera doesn't use technology to aid in bonding with Pokémon, instead they "gain allies with our hearts and our fists."[Ref] As few of them can speak with or understand Pokémon, this is accomplished by simply talking to or fighting with Pokémon.[Ref] Their word for "bonded" is "aligned".[Ref]

Prior to Gigas's military action against them, there had always been tension with Gigas[Ref], but there had still been limited trade between the two cities, as Caldera's steelcraft is apparently highly valued in Gigas.[Ref] Caldera appears to value its steel highly and while they will sell it or give it if the cause is just, they refuse to surrender it and are willing to kill anyone who tries to take it from them.[Ref]

According to legend, Caldera was built by the survivors of another city that once stood where Caldera does now. The previous city is said to have been destroyed by a red giant that rose out of the mountain. The red giant is not worshiped.[Ref] The Earthkin are said to have come from that time; when the Red Giant rose, there were special humans who could bend the earth to their will who protected the other humans. As the name implies most of the first Earthkin were Ground-type, but since then have evolved into other types.[Ref] The Red Giant is said to have been Ground-type.[Ref]

Gigas's name for the location is "Deathfire Mountain".[Ref]

The demonym of Caldera is "Calderan".[Ref]
Edited 2014-06-20 02:02 (UTC)
whateveryoueatliveitspart: (calm)

General Brand Ironborn

[personal profile] whateveryoueatliveitspart 2014-05-27 02:04 am (UTC)(link)

Brand Ironborn sent the distress signal that alerted Union to Caldera's existence.[Ref] He is an Earthkin with the ability to eject freshly-forged swords from his arm[Ref] and has defended Caldera for around 50 years (as of 2014).[Ref]
Edited 2014-06-22 04:57 (UTC)
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Earthkin Clash

[personal profile] buymedumplings 2014-06-16 10:18 pm (UTC)(link)
One of the biggest sports in Caldera is Earthkin Clash. Earthkin Clash would be a battle of skill and strength between teams of Earthkin. The objective of the sport is to gain as much territory within the ring as possible within three minutes, or, alternatively, to drive the members of the opposing team over the edge of the ring. Because of Caldera's focus on strength and skill, this is a very popular sport and the best teams are held with high regard. Teams are only allowed three members on the court at a time, though teams can actually consist of multiple members, up to six. Some teams concentrate on specific types, while others go for a more mixed approach in developing a well balanced team. Unbeknownst to most, this is a hold over from the Pokemon Gym challenge of pre-Savior times.
whateveryoueatliveitspart: (calm)

Barbara "Barb" Flannigan

[personal profile] whateveryoueatliveitspart 2014-06-20 01:52 am (UTC)(link)

An Earthkin who was in charge of the refugees and the incoming supplies during Gigas's siege of Caldera.[Ref] Her "closest partner" is Fighting/Steel-type.[Ref] She dislikes Fire- and Ground-types.[Ref]
Edited 2014-06-22 04:57 (UTC)
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Otonokizaka Academy

[personal profile] unbalancedlove 2014-10-09 05:16 am (UTC)(link)
Founded by the Minami family once they moved to Caldera from their faraway hometown the academy has always been focused on arts and culture with the hope of spreading the benefits of other kinds of education to the Spartan town but it never gained popularity between the citizens. It has always been considered a luxury for the higher class however in recent years it seems to have managed to attract the younger middle class crowd as a nursery of sorts.
It has remained closed after the siege but the chairwoman insists it’s simply a temporal state while they establish relations with the Union and, hopefully, obtain new students from there.
It has a Deerling taming ranch, many classrooms, a kitchen and a nurse’s room.