II. THE ISLAND Jul 17, 2016 20:29:15 GMT -5
Post by Anrui Staff on Jul 17, 2016 20:29:15 GMT -5
It all started with a rumor, the rumor of a strange and frightening condition that was infecting the pokemon of anrui. The condition, known for short as R.O.T, had a wide range of symptoms: from coughing to aggression, fever to mutation, migraines to death.
Though originally dispelled as a rumor, slowly but surely, more and more evidence was coming up supporting the fear of this condition. People were starting to become frightened, there was no cure in sight and it was only a matter of time before the disease began to spread to humans.
This was when the plasma party showed up. They had a plan. They had a cure. They even had the support of the island's Professor, Ava. People flocked to the party and in the next election cycle, Mr. Cain was made president.
Only a few days later Professor Ava was charged for crimes against humanity, accused of destroying the cure for R.O.T. She called such accusations absurd and what’s more? She said R.O.T. itself was fake, merely a rumor started by plasma for an easy road to power. The accusations split the island, though it was the arrival of Ava’s assistants, whom, during majority of the R.O.T. scare, had been out on a multi-year expedition through the anrui wild lands, that ultimately condemned the woman. Though they tried to defend the professor, in the end they could only confirm that a disease very similar to R.O.T. was running rampant in the wilds.
Ava was arrested, Jasper, the assistant responsible of reporting Ava, was given her place as official pokemon professor. Though the situation was far from settled, the cure was, after all destroyed, and to make matters worse, a human case of ROT was reported.
As the cases grew more and more frequent, panic spread throughout the region. Anything related to pokemon was made illegal and almost anyone who had extensive contact with the creatures were killed. Purges such as these lasted for a good five years, only escalating when some civilians, whom sensed a conspiracy, began to riot.
Five years later was the Bloody Eve Massacre, in which the rebellious city of Eve was decimated by plasma. The very next day professor Ava was broken out of prison. Plasma called a state of emergency and the entire island, barring Hyo, isolated itself from the rest of the pokeworld.
It’s been about a decade and the island has rotted.
» 5 years BEFORE PLASMA (BP) (1998): R.O.T begins to surface
» 0 years BP (2003): President Cain elected into office. Ava tried and arrested for crimes against humanity. Purges begin.
» 5 years POST PLASMA (PP) (2008): Bloody Eve Massacre. Ava broken out of prison. State of emergency called.
» 7 years PP (2010): Ava goes missing.
» 9 years PP (2012): Assassination attempt on Jasper. Antoinette becomes professor in his place.
» 10 years PP (2013): Bombing of St. Jaspers. Tybalt named official Admin of the Resistance.
» 10.5 years PP (2013): Bombing of Ava Labs. Ava Labs moved to new location.
» 13 years PP (2016): Jasper recovers from assassination attempt. He and Antoinette assume co-professor leadeship.
» 13 years PP (2016): Bombing of St. Jaspers' Ball. Kain City temporarily under Resistance control.
» 15 years PP (2018): Kain City Riots. After two years of abysmal conditions, the citizens clear the way for Plasma to regain control of Kain.