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WELCOME TO PISCARI TOWN
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Local Pokémon: Hawlucha Tyrogue Rattata Meowth Aipom
Rife with poachers, illegal Pokémon fighting rings, and other shady goings-on, Piscari is home to a rough-and-tumble crew of half wild, half domesticated Pokémon. Running in packs, Rattatas and Aipoms are known to steal food from vendors in the markets, while Meowths manage to procure spare fish heads and the like through their charm. Piscari's official bird is Hawlucha.
A rural fishing village occupied by fishmongers and fishermen, subsisting mostly on a diet of, you guessed it: water-type Pokémon. Trainers are few and far between, with not a gym leader in sight. Black-market trading and unlicensed fighting are popular among those who do wander through, generally on their way to the less seedy town of Okeanos. The drug trade is also rampant in Piscari, with many of its fighters in human fighting rings being addicted to heroin or cocaine. Rangers are often treated with suspicion and disrespect, while poachers are welcomed among the ranks. Piscari's dialect and population mixes Japanese and Hawaiian influences, resulting in an almost entirely new pattern of speech, and a tendency for natives to be named in either style.

 
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>  A Meeting with the Dead, Raymond James, Nymph Govander, Private
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 Madam Seviper posted at Jan 17 2018, 06:59 AM
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Madam Seviper lit the last of the candles, straitened her coat and tricone hat, dusting it off slightly. She got out a couple glasses, fancy things she only used for business, and a rare bottle of Delmise Rum, a round bottle with intricate carvings in it, and a thick neck, and a fancy cork with an emblem stamped into the top of it. This was top shelf stuff, nothing you'd find in most of this land, except maybe Uberrime's fanciest and most expensive bars and clubs. She got lucky, and nicked it during a raid some time back. She had two bottles, but one was already empty, but she kept it cause even an empty bottle could be useful.

She set the rich, dark liquor on the table, next to a bucket of ice, before checking herself and powdering her face a touch more, to give her a more pale, dead look. She liked to keep people guessing as to whether she really was dead or not. She was fairly excited for this guest that was waiting out on the deck. It was a famous dragon tamer who had been gone for nearly a decade, and now here she was, on her ship. She didn't know much about her, but she knew she needed something from her, and she was ready to deal.

She looked to her Cubone, and he was painting his skull and bone, but instead of making it black or pale, he was drawing funny designs and swirls on it. She supposed it looked kinda creepy when in the dark atmosphere they were in, but overall more goofy and adorable. She wasn't about to change his art, though. He liked to be creative, and he was still little. Eventually, she would teach him to be scarier, how to give off an aura of dread and death... But, for now, he was her adorable little buddy.

"Alright, are ye ready?" She looked to the corner where she knew Raymond James was hiding silently. She didn't wait for an answer, looking to her Cubone, and he jumped up, swinging a nearly completely pale green bone above his head. He was happy, and excited, and she was ok with that. She kneeled down to him, "Now, I need you to go get our guest, and bring her hear. After that, come and sit on me lap, and try to be still and silent, aye? We need to unnerve her, and yer too adorable most of de time to do that. Consider this yer first lesson in fear." She grinned at him, and he looked awe struck for a moment, then nodded vigorously before running down the hall, and turning to open the door. She liked having that odd placement, it kept others from seeing inside before she was ready. Madam Seviper sat down at the table, and waited patiently for the dragon tamer to be led inside.

Outside, the Cubone, ran out, and waved his bone towards her, calling out. "Cuuu! Bone bone! Cu! Bone!" he was waving her on, trying to get her inside. He tried to look stern, but the patterns on his skull made it a little hard to take seriously.

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 Nymph Govander posted at Jan 17 2018, 07:21 AM
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This is something Nymph would have never done in her life. Dealing with pirates, snooping around in this Darkrai forbidden town. Right now, she was in a state of pure hate for everything around her. The once proud dragon tamer, turned into a more peaceful life, had now once again turned into something darker. As she stood on the deck, she did not move from her spot. Eyes set dead ahead, un-moving as she waited to be escorted to the pirate queen she was here to see. In her coat pockets, on her shoulders, and even around her feet, was an exeggcute. The eggs looked fierce, or as fierce as they could look for a pile of eggs.

At the sound the cubone coming to locate her, large doe eyes looked down to the small poke. Brow arched slowly, and then slowly began to follow him. The clank of heels against the dock was loud, the five inch heels providing her more height to her normally 4'9 height. Walking through the door, and into the darkly lit, and well decorated room. Eyes glanced around the room, but Nymph did not look impressed. She set off the air of someone who lost their will, or possibly, their soul to darkness.

Finally though, her eyes fell onto the captain. Lips were pressed tightly together, and she would step forward. Waiting to be told to sit or speak, she would await the orders. To be polite to the woman who was allowing her on her ship, and not throwing her to the sharpedo. Once given permission, Nymph would sit. Her legs crossed over one another, and legs were revealed. Not that she wore very flashy clothing that showed off her legs but those heels sure did the work for her. Around her, her exeggcute, Eggert, stayed close to her side. However he remained silent.

"Thank you, for allowing me to see you." Nymph started slowly, the tone of her voice was even Though there was a hint of sadness, or angry, or just plain down right nothing in her voice. "I'm Nymph. I'll get to the point..." Trailing off, she looked off to the side, staring now at the expensive bottle. "I need information. I will pay handsomely for it, that is not an issue."

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 Raymond James posted at Jan 17 2018, 08:14 PM
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Raymond, clad in his black-and-purple best, lurked quietly in the shadows with the purple scarf named Sid nudging his gloved hand. The movement reminded him of the Ekans' presence, and he rubbed the angle of Sid's jaw, the Ekans relaxing into the caress just as much as Raymond did at the reminder Sid was present.

Madam Seviper's question was answered with a low chuckle and a soft hiss, and then the pair fell silent, almost motionless except for that single finger at the angle of the Ekans' jaw. The poisonous pair lurked in the darkness as Nymph arrived, listening to her rather than watching her, Raymond tasting her emotions in her voice while Sid tasted her scent on the air, and both smiling at the mention of payment.

Nymph was at least talking their language, or a language close enough to be understood. But for now the devilish duo simply lurked and listened, silent and invisible to the eye.

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 Madam Seviper posted at Jan 18 2018, 06:01 AM
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As the, surprisingly short, individual walked into the darkened room, Madam Seviper couldn't help but grin. No fear, yet, and small. She expected the famous dragon tamer to be much taller, but that didn't mean she might not be dangerous. She waited for her to approach, before speaking to her, in a calm, even, if friendly tone. "Welcome, my dear. Take a seat, please." She waved at the seat across from her with a flourish of her hand, letting it hang in the air for just a moment, before grabbing the expensive rum bottle. "Care for a drink?"

Her grin never left her face, nor faltered at the directness of her statement. She set the bottle down, and folded her hands on the table, looking her over a moment, silently, with her one good eye. When people said price didn't matter, it often meant something either dangerous, or impossible to get. Meanwhile, her Cubone was sitting in her lap, trying not to move, but he was fidgeting a little, and looking everywhere for some sort of entertainment.

When she finally spoke, it was a slow, less friendly but not hostile tone. "What sort of information do ya need? Dependin' on ya answer, it may simply be expensive, or require... Sometin' else." She spoke these last words carefully, trying to make it clear she didn't want to send her people out to die just for money.

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 Nymph Govander posted at Jan 18 2018, 06:13 AM
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Nymph had not paid attention to the man who loomed in the corner. Or she choice not to notice he was here. Eyes were focused on Madam Seviper. As she was offered the drink, she did not decline. Taking it as she swirled the drink around. Staring at it, she took a sip, before placing it back down onto the counter. When her arm extended, if someone paid enough attention, they would see several bruises in the crook of her arm. It was not normal bruises, to say the least. It was something worse. Even the bags below her eyes could give away to some hint of what was wrong with this woman.

Leaning back, she began to stroke the egg in her lap head. Eyes stayed down cast. She was having trouble thinking of how she wanted to phrase what she needed.Finally, she looked up to meet Seviper's gaze. "The information I need is on a person, but also on the whereabouts of a pokemon." the last part of that sentence was strained, as if she hated saying those words. Exhaling slowly, she took her next stride of words carefully in front of the pirate.

"The name of the person is Atheris Ellery. I have a.." her eyes glanced too her arm. "I feel he has been lying to me about some things. I wish to know where his dealings lie. He lives here within town. A very fair looking man, dark hair, green eyes, a pierced eyebrow- usually in finer clothing, and typically heels." Her legs crossed again, to the other side, getting comfortable again. "As for the... pokemon, that I have in question. It was stolen. From me. Her name is Coeur, a Jangmo-o. She was last week two weeks ago... I have no idea of her whereabouts, but I have an idea." Her teeth started to grit together.

"If you can get me the location of her, I will double the pay."

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 Raymond James posted at Jan 21 2018, 10:56 AM
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Raymond's eyes narrowed in the darkness. With the dragon trainer out of his sight he couldn't see the marks on her arms or the bags under her eyes, but he could hear the strain in her voice - and something else.

Desperation.

The sound thrilled along his nerves and drew his lips back from his teeth in a smile that wasn't a smile, a hungry expression matched by the Ekans around his neck.

Whatever else she might have been, whatever else she was now, Nymph was making herself sound like prey, and neither Raymond nor Sid had ever claimed to be anything other than what they were - predators, camouflaged to blend in until something vulnerable came along.

Still, she was offering money, and that was important enough to keep the poisonous pair in check and out of sight.

For now.

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 Madam Seviper posted at Jan 23 2018, 05:33 AM
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Madam Seviper took a moment to take a long, slow sip of her expensive liquor, before setting it down. "A Jangmo-o, ya say? Them be rare in these parts. Should make news of them be few, but reliable, but this... Atheris Ellery? Never heard of him. Mr. James, do ye know of this man?" She wouldn't even look to Raymond, instead looking at the client with her one good eye, one hand on her drink glass, the other tummy scratching the Cubone in her lap.

She took another long, slow, drink from her glass, before refilling it, still with no ice, and waited for his response before continuing, "What is the exact relation between you and this Atheris Ellery? How did ye meet? There be any distinguishing features of dear little Coeur?" She waited a moment, before continuing, "And where did ye get them bruises?" She was curious, but most of her questions would help them do what she wanted them to do. Most of them anyway.

She took drained half her glass as the client answered, listening, but knowing Raymond was as well, and he would pick up on anything she missed as the alcohol slowly began to take effect over her. She forgot how good this stuff was.

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 Nymph Govander posted at Jan 23 2018, 05:48 AM
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Again, no attention was paid attention too the man. Until Madam Seviper mentioned him. Doe eyes flickered over towards the dark shadow in the corner. Eye twitched, she didn't like him being there. It made her feel nervous. Flickering her eyes back to the pirate queen, she went down to take another sip from her glass as the questions were asked. Honestly, she did not want to answer half of them. Especially that last one. Swirling the glass slowly, she glanced up to meet her gaze finally.

"Atheris... is my point of interest." In other words, her lover. Not that she wanted to admit that right now. Not when he was the one she needed this information on. "We met along the beach. We kept in contact after." Taking a long pause about the question about Coeur. "No.. no really. She acts like a cat, with a small stone on her collar." The stone was a lucky egg. Shrugging, she glanced at her arms about the bruises. She could easily lie. But if anyone was smart enough to know what those bruises meant, there was no point in lying.

"When you fall to the bottom, you pick up some bad habits." It was a plain and simple answer. It wasn't a lie, or the full truth, either.

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 Raymond James posted at Feb 14 2018, 10:42 PM
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With his name invoked, Raymond stepped out of the shadows - partly. He didn't see much point in giving anyone a clear look at his face, and he'd spent time in here working out the light and how it fell. While his lower body was plainly visible, the shadows cut from his left shoulder to his right hip to leave his upper torso in darkness. No-one could ever accuse Raymond of a lack of style.

"Atheris Ellery? It's a name I've heard."

Hopefully Raymond had parted with enough information in that to reassure the client that more could be found, while not giving away enough to do the crew out of a paying job.

The Captain asked more questions, and Raymond listened to the answers - both to what was said and to what was not said. He didn't miss the bruises, lack of sleep, the evasions. They all added up to a pattern, and it was a pattern that had his interest.

"What exactly do you want to know about Ellery?"

It might have been the imagination, but it looked as though neither Raymond nor his Ekans had actually blinked yet.

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 Madam Seviper posted at Feb 14 2018, 11:25 PM
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Madam Seviper grinned a bit, and nodded without a word. The Cubone in her lap was happy and rocking from side to side, humming to herself some old piraty toon that Madam Seviper probably sung to it.

She would remain silent, waiting for her to answer Raymond James' question. If she were not in a business meeeting, she would be cooing and playing with her Cubone, but she resisted the urge, though her eyes would flicker to the Cubone every so often.

She would take a short, slow, sip of the expensive rum again, but leaving her glass half empty this time. She needed to try to be somewhat sober for the remainder of the meeting.

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 Nymph Govander posted at Feb 15 2018, 04:26 AM
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Nymph stayed silent after she answered their questions. Something was starting to itch at the back of her neck. Maybe she was getting nervous, or the itch for herself to once again be back on her fix. To have the sweet release of reality and fall into that rabbit hole. Though her thoughts were shoved back as for once, Raymond spoke. Doe eyes went towards him, feeling like she was staring at something that was more than a man. He was a predator.

"I want to know what he deals in." There was a double meaning behind the world deals. "I want to know what his real job his. If he's the one who took my pokemon." Her teeth started to grit as she spoke. Because if Atheris was the one, he was going to be in for some hell and high water later.

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 Raymond James posted at Feb 20 2018, 10:04 PM
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"What he deals in, and his real job." Raymond's tone was calm, cool, professional but without any sort of professional cheer. "Very well. Do you want an attempted recovery of the pokemon if he should still have it?"

Raymond's eyes stayed focused on Nymph, but Sid's gaze turned to Madam Seviper, checking the Captain's response to his human's questions. The Ekans' tail tucked under to warm against the human's neck, and then the serpentine pokemon's head turned to focus his black-slit yellow eyes on Nymph once more.

Raymond's fingers twitched ever so slightly, his head tilting just a few degrees to one side, and Sid's forked tongue slipped out to taste the air before withdrawing again. The pair were learning a lot from Nymph, and not all of it was likely to be things Nymph wanted them to learn. The gritted theeth, though, those won the dragon specialist a nod of acknowledgement. Prey with teeth, backed into a corner. More fun than the sort that wouldn't fight back, but to be treated more carefully because of it.

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 Madam Seviper posted at Feb 21 2018, 03:47 AM
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Madam Seviper made little movement at his inquiries of retrieving the pokemon for her. She would have asked that herself, but the floor belonged to Mr. James right now. It was all part of appearances. Besides, she trusted his judgement, and knew he could handle it fairly well, and if he couldn't, he knew she didn't want him risking his life or his pokemons.

She continued to wait for her response, swirling her glass slightly, and still rubbing her Cubones tummy under the table in her lap. It kept her quiet and didn't change the fact that the setting was unsettling for their guest, which was how she liked it. Gave them an edge in negotiations and such.

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 Nymph Govander posted at Feb 21 2018, 05:24 AM
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"No... if he does still have it. I will be the one to get it. If not, I need the location. As I said, money is no issue to get this information."

Seeing how Madam fell silent, Nymph decided to take another sip from her glass. Idly staring at the tattoos that peeked out from her sleeves.. The dragon scales were a constant reminder of who she was: A dragon specialist. Someone who tamed the fiercest beasts. Nymph needed to remember that. She was not some push over. Not going to allow Atheris to keep doing this too her.

Taking a deep breath, she looked away from Raymond, letting her rest back onto Madam Seviper. "Is there any other information that I need to give?"

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 Raymond James posted at Feb 21 2018, 09:06 PM
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Madam Seviper needn't have worried about Raymond leaping in to save the day - or the Jangmo'o, either, for that matter. One of the basic principles by which Raymond's world operated was the calculation of risk and reward - after all, injured predators don't eat. The idea of trying to steal a pokemon by force was not one that either of the reptiles relished. A taste for heroism was not one of their flaws.

"Very well," Raymond said, before nodding to Madam Seviper. He took a step back to lean against a handy bit of wall, his arms folding over his chest, still with his face in shadow. There was no sense in disturbing the air of malevolent mystery.

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 Madam Seviper posted at Yesterday at 03:38 am
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After a moment of waiting and consideration, she would shake her head. "Nah, I believe we have everything we need to get this job done fer ye. We'll contact ye when its done, and let ya know what it'll cost ya." she finished her drink, and set her Cubone on the ground. "She will show ye the way out now. Rest easy knowing Madam Seviper will handle everyting." She was even toned during her farewell, and didn't say another word to her.

Cubone walked towards the door, and gestured for her to follow. The little one would walk her to the end of the boat where the gangplank was, and wave a good bye to her as she left, calling out, "Cu! Bone! Cubone bone!" It was its way of a farewell, and left back to Madam Seviper after the guest was gone.

As the Cubone made its way back, Madam Seviper turned to Raymond, "Looks like we have all the info we need. Go ahead and begin when ye are ready, Mr. James." She would then get up, slightly wobbly, and turn to leave, stopping short only to pick up Cubone, and cuddle him all the way to her cabin, trusting Raymond to be able to handle himself perfectly fine.

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