Many wanted to have the perfect pokemon. Perfect companion. Perfect at battle. Perfect at beauty. Perfect at something. That was the trend. The latest thing. AD 2045 marked the year of a new era. It was known as the Era of Genesis. It symbolized the birth of genetically engineered pokemon. These new medical breakthroughs gave way to intellectually enhanced pokemon who were able to interact with humans through human speech. At a time this was swell. It was even deemed wonderful. First through mechanical means, then through natural breeding. It was prominent.
AD 2345. This marked the 300th Anniversary of the Era of Genesis. Pokemon are now intelligent that they mixed in with humans. Human-pokemon relationships were not uncommon. Nor are human-pokemon children. But chaos brewed from 'Humanitarians' who forcibly strived to conserve the Human race and not mix with pokemon. War broke out, naturally. Pokemon against Humans. Hence dawned Mid-Genesis.
The AD 1905 ideal, known as the Act of Coexistence marked the 'urbanization' of pokemon into society. Pokemon became acknowledged as house pets, battle partners, and the like. Azurath Maelstrom was a pioneer in his days. He spoke of a time where Pokemon and Humans would live as equal beings. Pokemon would consort with Humans on equal footing, no boundaries such as the 'pet' ideal. Fortunately for him, this was the threatening truth. Had he known that 140 years into his future, it would be realized. And 440 years dawned a war because of his ideals.
Humanitarians, those who dislike pokemon-human relations, and restrict them to the ideals of the Act of Coexistence, at first though, yet not distorting time to realize that. In reality, they believed in the hierarchy where a pokemon was defined by its trainer, and unlike the Act of Coexistence, they provoke dominance and give little to no freedom of choice for their pokemon. Their pokemon has been implemented with certain mechanisms called a "Chain", which necessarily might not be a chain, which keeps said pokemon under the control of a Humanitarian.
The Pokemon lie within the opposite scale, trying to save their kind from discriminated and persecuted. And those who strive for equality with Pokemon were known amongst themselves as Peacebringers, but coined 'Pokemon' by the opposition. As put by them, "Those who stand by filth are filth themselves."
But the ancient rules of battle didn't cease. Humans fighting against Pokemon, humanitarians, may have had their own firepower with Chained Pokemon, as known to the Pokemon opposition. They believed that humans are merely mechanisms, only used as battle means.
What side of the scale do you lie on? Are you a Humanitarian, fighting to conserve the purity of humans? Or are you a Pokemon trying to persevere through the harshness of the Mid-Genesis Era, living a solemn life, or fighting back? This War isn't whole scale, contrary to popular belief, but it lingers within every - breathing - soul.
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Pokemon Personality - (Pokemon in this age can speak. And if you're a Humanitarian, explain what type of Chain is on the pokemon, if there is any.)
This is a High Literate RP, if you stand by the rubric of rating or whatever, so be elaborate.