[PMD] Choosing Our Fate
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F.A.Q. and General Information

Here you can find information on various aspects of this community driven comic. If you have questions, please ask here (click here)!

F.A.Q.

How to participate?

There's two ways to participate in this community driven comic, you can submit commands for our main characters to follow, or submit suggestions for NPCs (Non-Player Characters) that will inhabit the world and interact with out main characters (suggestions for Legendary NPCs go here).

On Submitting Commands

Each page you may request actions for our main characters to take. This system is not "first come first serve" but a congregation of user results taken until I begin drawing the page. Commands should fall vaguely in line with the character's personality BUT can change depending on the situation (example: a pacifist normally wouldn't start a fight, but might under duress). Also they should keep in mind what the character knows, though common knowledge can be assumed (example: if our characters have never heard of Arceus, they probably don't know its entire moveset, base stats, ability, etc. despite you being able to look it up online. But they probably know its supremely powerful).

How many NPCs/Legendary Personalities can I submit?

As many as you want!

How many commands can I submit?

One per update. You may submit one command per character though!

Is it possible for the character to ____? Can I submit an NPC who _____?

If you're unsure, submit it! Worst case, it doesn't happen; best case, it does!

What are our Pokemon's movesets/level/stats?

We're going stat-less! These will be generally assumed and not strictly follow canon. We can assume Pokemon know basic actions given their body type (scratching, using a prehensile tail, etc), elemental type (breathing fire, shooting lightning, etc), and species (heightened eyesight/hearing, special abilities, etc). Actions are not limited to named attacks ("shoot fire" and "Ember" are equally acceptable). Pokemon are not limited to moves/abilities they can learn through the games, and are not limited to 4 moves max.

Example: Nearly all Wingull can shoot water (Water Gun), squawk (Growl), peck (beak), etc. Low level moves denote a low skill level, so a majority of Wingull could make a disorienting cry (Supersonic), smack something with its wings without recoil (Wing Attack), etc. Vice versa, an action like creating a hurricane (Hurricane) we can only assume a highly experienced Wingull can use. Actions might need to be learned (via a teacher, TM, etc), like stealing items (Theif) or being a master carpenter.

Are the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon games canon in this story?

Yes and no. They are not directly canon, but their tales are a part of the mythos of this world. The layout of the world is also different, and it should not be assumed all the continents of the Pokemon World exist here.

More coming soon!

World Information

Overview

PMD: Choosing Our Fate is a Pokemon Mystery Dungeon style comic. This is not the world of humans, Pokemon Trainers, and Gym or Island challenges. Pokemon are the dominant species, and live in rustic villages in harmony with one another. Humans are spoken of in mythology, often said to be saviors who appear (turned into a Pokemon) to save the world from disaster.

The world is also riddled with Mystery Dungeons, strange areas that's layout changes each time one enters. They are thought to be caused distortions in time or space. The Pokemon living in these zones can be described as feral or rabid. They know no sentience and will attack on sight. Because of these dangers, the Exploration and Rescue Society locates, studies, and rescues Pokemon from these zones. Adventurers, either Guild based or freelance, frequently take jobs associated with these areas.

Major Cities/Government

The Pokemon World has 5 major cities that most denizens know about: Terrapine City, Marmarsh, Mt. Volcanice, Hitodam, and Azuria Gulf. Other smaller towns and villages exist as well. Terrapine, Marmarsh, and Azuria Gulf are controlled by the Exploration and Rescue Society (ERS), headed by Eyrie Braviary, a compassionate and charismatic bird who's continued the peaceful legacy of his mentors. He made peaceful arrangements with the leaders of the DeGale faction (who control Mt. Volcanice) and ever-changing leader of Hitodam (currently Himiko Volcarona). The DeGale are a relatively new faction in the region, primarily made up of traders and inventors, supplying most of the tech in the region. Hitodam's leader changes relatively often, as anyone may publicly challenge the ruler to fight for the throne.

Mt. Volcanice is a technologically advanced mountain town. Built on the harsh mountain of the same name, Mt. Volcanice draws heat from the deep mines criss crossing below. Pipes beneath the streets keep the town warm and inviting, while the surrounding lands are harsh and frozen. The mines themselves notably contain evolution stones, so Pokemon evolving via stones are banned from working them. It is also well known for its hot springs, though its location and functional appearance doesn't make it a popular tourist destination.

Hitodam is a brightly lit, underground city. It is known to have the brightest and friendliest streets, but also the darkest and most dangerous alleys. The city is lit by flames of every color of the rainbow that never burn out. It is known as the entertainment and commerce capital of the region, with any under the sun (or ground) being able to be bought and sold. The town is run by a sole leader who's word is law. Anyone may challenge them if found unworthy, so often the leader is both charismatic and a fighter.

Terrapine City is the main base for the Exploration and Rescue Society currently headed by Eyrie Braviary. It was once just a base, but has expanded to be a city in its own right. The city is built into a mountain carved to look like a Torterra, complete with a massive tree sprouting off the back of it. The climate is temperate, but more often arid. The surrounding lands are rugged and harsh, but the roads leading to the city are kept safe by the influx and outflow of traders and members of the society.

Marmarsh is a farming village in a marsh of the same name. It is an old town, believed to be the oldest founded one in the region. Winter is very short in Marmarsh's region, so crops can be grown year-round. Farming is primarily semiaquatic crops, like rice, but in the more hilly areas of town a wider variety of crops can be grown. The town is also known for its tales of legends, each townsfolk knowing at least one tale of the great Legends. Relics and monuments built to them dot the village, making the land quite beautiful and mystical to explore.

Azuria Gulf is a tropical paradise, and would be called the Atlantis of the Pokemon World if Pokemon knew what Atlantis was. The city is like an iceberg, the tip pointing out above the water, while the rest is hidden below. The majority of the city is capable of being traversed by most Pokemon through walkways designed for terrestrial Pokemon. A bit more can be explored if Pokemon are tall enough or don't mind getting wet. And a few final areas cannot be explored by non-aquatic Pokemon. It is a resort city that hosts a large tourist population.