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Kecleon Orlando's Quest Log

Orlando's Quest Log
Name: Orlando Javier Azucena Aquino
Gender: Male
Age: 21
Class: Woodsman (Maj: Grass, Min: Ground, Weak: Ice)

Appearance: About 5'9", green-hazel eyes, tawny-colored skin. Hair is dark, almost black, and generally kept at a buzz or very short a the least. He's somewhat bulky but not particularly muscular. On his left forearm, he has a stylized tattoo depicting the shell of the World Torterra, decorated with stylized Grass Pokemon around its perimeter. He generally wears a white shirt with a subtle pattern on it, a pair of dark cargo pants, and a pair of worn boots. Around his neck, he wears a chain with a tear-drop shaped glass vial on the end, holding a fragment of a Roselia petal, sand from a Sandshrew's plate, a Flygon scale, and a single barb from a Nidoran, all mementos of his family.

Personality: Orlando is in some sense a shy person, though not because he dislikes people, but simply because it takes him a while to warm up to strangers. Once he gets acquainted with someone, however, he becomes sociable, excitable, and even a little goofy. Though he tries to act tough, he's rather kind-hearted, but his vulnerability causes him to develop deep attachments, making him overly sentimental. His sentimentality makes him nurturing, helping him to form strong bonds with his family and Pokémon.

Background: Born to an experienced horticulturalist mother from Lilycove and a geologist father from Pacifilog, Orlando had a happy childhood, living on Modseep until he was 4, when his parents moved to Kanto so his father could take a job in Pewter. There, his mother became pregnant, giving birth to his younger sister, Rosa. As Rosa grew up, they grew close and became inseparable. They would often play together around Mt. Moon, imagining they were powerful Pokémon. One day, while playing a game of Mewoth and Rattata, Rosa stumbled upon a Sandshrew, who was injured and a long way from home. Orlando and Rosa took it home with them, begging their mother to let them keep him. She agreed, using her Roselia's healing abilities to cure the Sandshrew. This Sandshrew, who Rosa named Pang, warmed up to them quickly, becoming their partner and playmate. As the years passed, they grew older until eventually Orlando reached the minimum age for becoming a Pokémon trainer. He desperately wanted to start his journey, hoping to start with a Turtwig that his father had promised to get him as his first Pokémon. Just before he set off, however, his father took him and the family on one last trip, taking them all to Olivine so they could relax while he attended a geology conference. For the next three days, they spent their time playing on the beach and enjoying Olivine while their father worked. The third day there was Orland's 10th birthday, and after a small party at the Olivine Café, Rosa and his mother gave him a present - a small pendant with a small fragment from each of his family member's favorite Pokémon inside to be a piece of his family to carry with him on his journey.

The next morning, Rosa and Orlando awoke to find their father already at work and their mother next door purchasing breakfast. The moment they got up, their mother burst in frantically, telling them that there was a flood advancing and that they had to escape. Hurriedly, they fled to higher ground, waiting out the worst of the flooding by the lighthouse. Once the waters receded, they went in search of their father, but when they came upon his office, his mother found their father's body, limp and cold. They spent the next week taking up shelter in the Olivine Gym, but as conditions grew worse, the other refugees grew restless. In the middle of an altercation over food and supplies, their mother was thrown out for disagreeing with an aggressive and dangerous man, getting separated from her children. The Olivine Gym Leader, then an old yet resilient woman, was so enraged by this act that she threw this man out, taking up care of the children as they tried to find their mother. Despite weeks of searching, they were never able to find their mother, who was presumed dead.

The Olivine leader took them in as her own children, trying her best to raise and attend to them in spite of her old age. While Rosa took to her well, Orlando had trouble accepting his surrogate mother, and at the age of 16, ran from home, looking to take up a life as a sailor to escape the pain of Olivine. Boarding the first ship that would employ him, he proved himself a competent deck hand, jumping between boats and making just enough to get by as he traveled the seas. At 18, he dove into a deep depression, losing what little money and possessions he had to booze, gambling and risky behavior, until, just shy of his twentieth birthday, he hit rock bottom and resolved to turn his life around. From that day forward, he dedicated his life to reuniting with his sister and mother, who he believed to still be alive, traveling where he could to search out his family.

Not long after this resolution, he came upon a poor Nidoran, who had been separated from his parents and sister much like he did. While he had not considered becoming a trainer since he was ten, the little rabbit re-awoke a spirit in him. He quickly befriended the Nidoran, becoming fast friends with the quiet Poison Pin Pokémon, sympathizing with his plight and journey.

Starter Group: Five


Pokémon



Maximilian ♂ @ Sitrus Berry
Species: Nidoran
Level: 15
Mood: 103
Nature: Quiet
Ability: Poison Point
Biography: Maximilian originally hails from the Viridian area, where he lived a quiet life with his parents, a Nidoqueen and Nidoking, and his younger sister, a Nidoran F. In an attack by poachers, however, he was separated from his family, lost and wandering for days in the Viridian Forest until he came upon Orlando, the first human to show him kindness, and decided to travel with him as his first Pokemon partner.
Personality: Max is rather quiet and fairly stoic, communicating almost entirely through twitches and nods, but intensely loyal and rather attached to his trainer, despite their recent meeting.

Moves

By Level - Next Attack: Fury Attack (Level 19)
Leer, Peck, Tackle, Focus Energy, Horn Attack, Double Kick, Poison Sting
By Egg
Sucker Punch, Head Smash, Confusion
By TM/HM
Shock Wave, Iron Tail, Hidden Power [Grass], Sunny Day, Protect



Lily ♀ @ Expert Belt
Species: Pikachu
Level: 15
Mood: 78
Nature: Naďve
Ability: Static
Biography: A somewhat timid but excitable Pikachu, Lily once belonged to a young girl after who she was named. She had lived a fairly peaceful life with her trainer until a short time before meeting Orlando, during which her and her trainer were attacked by a horrible beast that killed the young girl, with the Pikachu watching on in horror and despair. Lost in the woods, starving and now without a trainer, she was stranded in the marshes, until coming upon Orlando with a few locals a few days later. She brought them to the site of her trainer's murder, only to find cleaned bones and a hostile Frillish that attempted to drag her into the water and drown her. This Frillish was revealed to be the confused and longing spirit of the dead girl, filled with sorrow over her untimely death and its horrendous circumstances. After some coaxing, her soul was put to rest, but the beast is still at large, stalking about the depths of the forest...
Personality: Somewhat timid and innocent, the young Pikachu can be somewhat excitable at times. Due to her traumatic experiences, has developed a bit of a fear of water and she is rather wary of leaving Orlando's side.

Moves
By Level - Next Attack: Double Team (Level 18)
Tail Whip, Thundershock, Growl, Play Nice, Thunder Wave, Quick Attack, Electro Ball
By Egg
Wish, Electric Terrain, Volt Tackle
By TM/HM
Shock Wave, Iron Tail, Hidden Power [Grass], Protect, Drain Punch




Reena ♀ @ Grassy Seed
Species: Lileep
Level: 16
Mood: 123
Nature: Bashful
Ability: Suction Cups
Biography: A Pokémon originally caught in Tohjo Falls by Robert, a young man who helped transport orphans to homes in other cities who was murdered by a pair of hunters that had kidnapped them, and later Orlando, on the way to New Bark Town. Not much is known about Lileep's past or how it came to be in the Falls, but Robert and his group of orphans discovered it stuck in the river and offered it food and shelter. After Robert's murder, Orlando took the Poké Ball, looking to return it, before finding himself transferring her into his possession for morally dubious safe-keeping.
Personality: Currently unknown.

Moves
By Level - Next Attack: Ancient Power (Level 17)
Astonish, Constrict, Acid, Ingrain, Giga Drain, Confuse Ray
By Egg
Rock Slide, Stealth Rock
By TM/HM
Hidden Power [Fighting], Sandstorm, Protect, Sunny Day, Giga Drain, Grassy Terrain, Return

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Old 08-02-2011, 08:57 PM   #2
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Backpack

Items Pocket
xo1 Escape Rope

Medicine Pocket
x16 Potions
xo3 Antidote
xo3 Revive

Poké Balls Pocket
xo4 Poké Balls
xo1 Fast Ball
xo1 Luxury Ball
xo1 Great Ball
xo1 Love Ball
xo1 Dive Ball
xo1 Lure Ball
xo1 Nest Ball
xo1 Heal Balls

TMs Pocket
xo1 TM Shock Wave
xo1 TM Iron Tail
xo1 TM Hidden Power
xo1 TM Grassy Terrain
xo1 TM Sandstorm
xo1 TM Sunny Day
xo1 TM Giga Drain
xo1 TM Protect
xo1 TM Flamethrower
xo1 TM Earthquake
xo1 TM Drain Punch
xo1 TM Ominous Wind

Berries Pocket
xo2 Cheri Berries
xo2 Chesto Berries
xo2 Pecha Berries
xo2 Rawst Berries
xo2 Aspear Berries
xo1 Oran Berries
xo6 Sitrus Berry (x1 on Max)
xo3 Passho Berry
xo3 Yache Berry

Mail Pocket
xo1 Space Mail
xo1 Retro Mail

Battle Items Pocket
xo1 Soft Sand
xo1 Grassy Seed (on Reena)
xo1 Lax Incense
xo1 Expert Belt (on Lily)
xo1 Air Balloon
xo6 Rare Candy
xo1 Egg Candy
xo1 Hidden Ability Capsule
xo1 Jumpstart Pass

Key Items Pocket
xo1 Tri Pass
xo1 Unown Pass
xo1 Pokedex
xo1 PokeGear - Phone Card Installed
xo1 Fishing Rod

Equipment & Misc.
xo1 Mareep Wool Blanket
xo1 Leather-bound Journal
xo1 Pen
xo1 (Old) Town Map
xo1 Notebook
Dried Fruit

Awaiting Pickup
None.

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Quests

Active

None!

In Progress: 0/3

Completed
Blood Moon (Post #2 - #44)
Orlando's Orphanarium (Post #56 to #166)
Plant Pilfering (Post #92 to #168)


Gym Quests
None

Star Shards: 36
Money: Ľ7500

Gym Badges
Zephyr Badge

In Progress: None

Pokédex

Code:
#019 Rattata
#025 Pikachu - Mouse Pokémon, 0.4m, 6.0kg - Whenever Pikachu comes across something new, it blasts it with a jolt of electricity. If you come across a blackened berry, it’s evidence that this Pokémon mistook the intensity of its charge.
#032 Nidoran♂ - Poison Point Pokémon, 0.5m, 9.0kg - Nidoran♂ has developed muscles for moving its ears. Thanks to them, the ears can be freely moved in any direction. Even the slightest sound does not escape this Pokémon’s notice.
#042 Golbat
#322 Numel
#331 Plusle
#332 Minun
#345 Lileep - Suction Cup Pokémon, 1.0m, 23.8kg - Lileep became extinct approximately a hundred million years ago. This ancient Pokémon attaches itself to a rock on the seafloor and catches approaching prey using tentacles shaped like flower petals.
#425 Drifloon
#485 Mantyke
#527 Woobat
#529 Frillish
#632 Durant
#714 Noibat

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Orlando's Diary

Day 1 - Opening Night under the Blood Moon

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Day 1

I feel like I'm not really the kind of guy to keep a diary or anything, but I'm on captain's orders to keep a record of my travels, so I suppose I have no choice. After all, it might be in my best interest to write shit down so I don't have to just have it rattling around in my head all night. And there's sure as hell been a lot to have rattle in the past 24 hours.

Being on land has already been kind of rough. I still haven't totally gotten my land legs back. It's not that I'm feeling unstable but it was a bit of a shock to get lost within a few hours of setting foot on solid ground. You'd think after a few years at sea, I'd actually be able to navigate worth a damn, but I guess you can't underestimate the crazy terrain changes over the past few years. I guess it was a happy accident, though, I also managed to stumble upon a little Nidoran looking for a bit of companionship. In retrospect, it was kind of stupid for me to leave without a Pokémon, but it must have been fate or something that we happened across each other. I've been calling him Max (short for Maximilian). It hasn't even been a full day but I can already tell that we'll be good partners. I feel like we both sort of found ourselves in similar circumstances and it's pretty fitting that we found each other while both being lost.

Not too long after, we managed to find a couple of guys camping out in the woods - Lock and Paul. They seem to be pretty friendly and allowed us to camp out for a little while. But the craziest thing was when a little Pikachu wandered into the campsite, clearly scared out of its mind and starving. She had been lost herself, but it seems like her circumstances were a bit more dire. She brought us into the swamp near the forest edge and - I kid you not - there was a real live honest-to-goodness ghost that was tried to kill us. Not a Ghost Pokémon. An actual ghost, in the flesh ectoplasm. At first it took the form of a Frillish, but this strange old woman performed some strange magic or something that revealed it to be the ghost of a poor little girl that was eaten by a beast wandering around the woods. I almost didn't believe any of this until I saw the beast for myself, purple and massive and oozing slime. I thought it might be some kind of Pokémon but I didn't get a chance to identify it before it stomped back into the forest...

Man writing that all out makes me realize how crazy I sound. Honestly, though, it all happened. I saw it with my own eyes, so did Paul. I promise that I'm 100% sober. But I can definitely tell you I got something real out of it - my second capture in half as many days. The poor little Pikachu that led me to the ghost used to belong to the little girl. I took her in as a promise to her. I think I'm gonna call her Lily, after her old trainer. She's a bit timid but I think she's happy to not be alone anymore. I'm sure she'll warm up pretty quickly. She's even got a neat technique that lets her heal herself. Impressive, I know!

It's all been so surreal. But I guess some excitement - well a lot of excitement - is probably a good sign. Though, I'm exhausted and still not entirely used to this solid ground thing. And my headaches have been coming back. I haven't craved a drink at all today (though I've hardly had the chance to), so that's progress. I think I'm gonna try my best to make my way to Viridian tomorrow and then make an attempt to get myself to Pewter in the next few days, just to see how it's changed. Maybe I'll even take a crack at a Gym Battle. If my catching streak keeps going as it has, I might be able to front somewhat of a team even.

Well, I guess this whole writing thing worked. I'm feeling pretty tired now. I'll end here for now. Good night!

(Who am I saying good night to? This is just a damn book!)

~Orlando


Day 2 - Kids and Kidnappings

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Day 2 (or maybe 3 at this point)

I can't seem to catch a break. I don't know if I'm paying for my sins or this is the universe's idea of a practical joke, but I really think someone has it out for me. After yesterday's rather... unpleasant situation, I found myself in an even worse one. Nearly the moment I set foot in Johto, I get kidnapped and locked up in a shack with a bunch of kids and their fatally wounded escort. Somehow, we managed to escape but, well. I think I can probably spare the gory details and just say that we got the best of our robbers, but Robert - the kid's escort, that is - had seen better days. Needless to say, he entrusted me, the only living "adult" (if you can call me that) in his vicinity with the care of these orphans, as well as a prized Pokémon of his. It's a strange one. My Pokédex calls it a "Lileep", some sort of ancient Pokémon that was revived from a fossil. I'm not quite sure what to think of her, but I'm stuck with her for now, so I might as well make the best of it. On the kids' insistence, I named her Reena. Not sure why, really, but I suppose it fits. Of course, having a rare Pokémon like this did draw some suspicion, especially when I was forced to transfer her into my name. I probably won't be able to show my face in this town for a little while...

Either way, we (and by we I mean me and the orphans) managed to escape. Robert had left information on where he was taking them, stuff about their next of kin, so I figured I was stuck transporting these children to their destinations. It really was the least I could do for this poor guy, though it's been a bit of a pain in my ass. The first two, twins, Taro and Kano, had a relative Haru who lived in New Bark. I was planning on just dropping them off and heading out, but he had a few uh... favors for me to do. I obliged with not much else to do, and once finished, I made my way to Cherrygrove with the remaining two kids, Lissy, whose grandmother lives here, and Rai, who I'm taking all the way to Violet. Tomorrow, I'll be getting Lissy home safe and Rai and I will set off north. Hopefully I'll have some better luck there... I'd write more but I'm struggling to stay awake at this point. It's crazy late. Night for now.


Days 3.5-6 ~ Revival

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I made it to Violet. Finally. I probably slept in later than I should have. By the time I woke up, it was probably close to noon. But my Pokémon didn't seem to mind too much - I think the last few days had been a bit stressful for them too. I did wake up to a bit of a surprise today, though. I got dumped with 26 Star Shards - supposedly because I am doing a good job helping the region? I'm not sure what that means, to be honest, but I'll take them. It also gave me a Love, Heal, Dive, Lure and Nest Ball. Not sure that I'll ever really use them, but I can't say no to balls, especially considering there aren't many. I also grabbed a bag of Soft Sand and some berries (Passho, Yache and Sitrus, I think).

Once I was done with my unexpected prize pack, I spent most of the rest of the day trying to get Reena to accept me. She's quite the stubborn one, but I think I made some progress. I let her look after the berry plants, which she seem pleased with. Which reminds me, I should probably look for someone who can take these off my hands...
~~~

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Originally Posted by Day 5
I checked my mail again today to see another flood of items - this time from Jeri Co. (whatever that is). It was a huge bundle of TMs, including:
xo1 TM Sandstorm
xo1 TM Sunny Day
xo1 TM Giga Drain
xo1 TM Protect
xo1 TM Flamethrower
xo1 TM Earthquake
xo1 TM Drain Punch

I wasn't exactly sure what to do with some of these, but I figured we could have a little training montage. I ended up figuring out that these were actually fairly useful, and gave Max Sunny Day and Protect, Lily Protect, and Reena Giga Drain, Protect, Sandstorm and Sunny Day. I'm not exactly sure what I can do with Drain Punch or Flamethrower yet, but I'll hold on to them for now.

I also had a letter from Rosa... She sent me a few things - just a couple Potions and couple Revives. She also gave me a Rare Candy, which I promptly fed to Reena. The letter was short and kind of cryptic... I'm not really sure what to make of it.

I spent most of the rest of the day wandering around Violet. I also tried to bond with Reena a bit, who seems to be enjoying her job of gardener. She seems to be warming up, though quite slowly. She seems strangely... Bashful, for lack of better words. I think with a little more effort, we might just become good teammates.

On my wanderings today, I came across the Sprout Tower... I considered going in, but something about it intimidated me a little bit. I feel like I'm not quite in the right place yet to enter it. Something is stopping me. I feel like I might need to prove my strength before I can enter...
~~~

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Originally Posted by Day 6
Day number three of mysterious packages for me - this mysterious Jeri Co. sent me yet another care package, this one with three (!!) Rare Candies, a few other candies they called "Egg Candies" and "Enigmatic Candies", a bunch of potions, something called a "Lax Incense", an Expert Belt, a TM for a move I hadn't heard of (Grassy Terrain?), some weird seeds and what I assume to be a boat ticket. I wasn't exactly sure what the deal was with all this crap but I accepted it nonetheless. I threw two candies to Lily and the other to Max, and gave the "Egg Candies" to Lily and Max as well. Lily seemed to be able to generate some sort of Electric Terrain, while max just wanted to Smash Heads. I didn't want Reena to feel left out, so she got both of the Enigmatic Candies. She seemed to warm up to me just by that, so I figure it was a good use of my time.

I spent most of the day just trying out the new moves I had managed to gather over the past few days, and by the time we were done, everyone was pretty beat. I think we're going to turn in early. Tomorrow, I think we're well overdue for hitting the Gym, as well as getting rid of these Berry plants. Reena is probably in a good enough place that we can hand these over to someone who can take care of them in the long term...


Day 7 ~ Sweet Victory
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I won my first Gym Battle!

...man I feel sort of like a little kid gushing to my journal about how I won a battle but... yanno, I do feel like a kid. I've wanted this since I was 10, anyway, so I feel like I deserve to feel like a kid, at least a little bit.

Arceus, it was so great though. Reena really proved her stuff - I feel like in spite of everything, we're developing a strong bond. Lily and Max both gave their all too, though I kinda, well, screwed Max over. I'll have to make it up to him soon. But, wow, it was just... Everything I had hoped for it to be. I can't wait to have another Gym Battle. I think I might head to Azalea next.

But, before I do that, I think I need to stop at the Sprout Tower. I feel like I'm ready to go there, after that. I think I'm ready to accept some guidance, and now that I've shown myself I'm strong enough, I think I can handle it. I've always really admired those monks. Maybe they can help me find my way a bit?

Anyway, I didn't realize how tired I am after all that! I think I'll turn in for now, but Sprout Tower first thing tomorrow!

Oh yeah, and tomorrow's my birthday. It's... strange to be 21. A year ago, I was convinced I wouldn't make it this far. But not even a month after I resolved to change, I'm in a much, much better place. I think, at least.

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