@~Dream-Of-The-Elements~ @122 Generation @Shadria @ShireHime In the fantastic Asian inspired Pokémon world of Erios, flutes are considered sacred to the Legendaries (but there are specific types that can be played in secular music.) But the most scared flute one can play is called the kinenfue, or prayerflute. Known for its rich, almost voice-like sound (similar to an alto flute in our world), it is considered a great honor to even learn to play a kinenfue. Once a year, one such practitioner--who is known as the fuemusou--journeys to all the Legendary temples across the land, playing their holy music to ensure peace, fortune, hope, and prosperity for the coming year. The journey culminates in playing before Arceus himself in the Great Temple in the Aiiro City. If Arceus is pleased by the song, he will bless the performer and their companions eternally, and the year ahead with be filled with great luck. If the song is terrible, it is said the year will be filled with misery and despair. But the journey is not without perils--in addition to getting to the temples, there are monsters, bandits, and those that would go to any lengths to get their hands on a kinenfue. But the kinenfue isn't often played for battle--a fuemusou may carry a second flute called a mateki or warflute, to play magic through if they have the talent to do so, or use another weapon to defend themselves. A fuemusou can have as many as twelve companions, called douhan, go with them on their journey. The douhan are to protect the fuemusou and his/her kinenfue, and serve as general companions for the journey. Our story is about a gifted musician and storyteller from the mountain city of Hakugin, who is equally skilled at music as he is with the bow and with words. Alongside the gung ho fighter Ash, the watery swordswoman Misty, and the mystic Serena, Brock has also invited you on the adventure of a lifetime, aware of the honor and responsibility his adventure entails. What wonders and terrors await Brock and his douhan on his journey to the temples? What does the journey hold for you as a douhan? To join in, sign up here with the following info: Character's name Character's age Character's class (explained below) Character's personality and known backstory Character's current inventory (appropriate to their class) Why has your character decided to join the pilgrimage as one of Brock's douhan? Classes you can pick: Swordsman/woman (your standard warrior class. Many of them can also use magical effects through their blade. Misty is water swordswoman, but she can also use ice moves and healing magic) Fighter (your standard knuckle-wearing martial artist. Many of them train under a specific school, but there are some that go around to various schools, learning a little of this and a little of that. Ash was trained under the Harmony Moon school, which has Lugia as its guardian Pokémon) Mystic (your standard offensive magic user infused with the dancer class. Many of them use twin blades or a whip-like ribbon as their weapon. Serena was trained as a Delphox mystic, meaning she primarily uses fire magic) Miko (your standard defensive magic user infused with fighter and mage characteristics) Ronin (your standard rogue with a nose for secrets and treasure--not all of them are out to make trouble!) Kaitan (your standard minstrel class blended with offensive and defensive magic. They typically are good with storytelling and music, preferring to use a lute or harp to play their magic) Yumidou (a magic knight crossed with a ranger; these mystical archers fuse magic into their arrows. Brock is technically a yumidou crossed with a kaitan) Attack names should be flowery, showy and stylized a la cheesy kung fu movies, so instead of saying your character cast Ice, your character may use "Silver Crystals Fall From the Sky", so keep this in mind when thinking of skills. If you need help, I can give you some ideas. If you have any questions or need help, let me know.