A PLATINUM NUZLOCKE
The journey of a strange woman through the Sinnoh region, searching for a way home and making friends along the way. But things aren't always as they seem, and this strange woman has drawn the attention of those whose shady intentions are catastrophic on a Galactic scale...
"Niv, aren't you supposed to be on break right now due to real life circumstances?" TOO BAD CHUCK TESLA
...No but seriously, this page was like 3/4 of the way done when I went on break, and I figured it'd be a waste to leave it sitting for the entire time that I was absent. So I went ahead and finished it up!
(In other news: I'm now shading the characters. Being Niv is suffering.)
From a story perspective, we have some developments! Honey and Vincent have evolved to their second stages, and Haran has a bit of character development here! Or, um, character... revealment. Something. It's a thing that's already existent in him but we're learning about it for the first second time. (It was hinted at in the first page. We'll go into more detail later.) Also, we've formally met the first gym leader, Roark! Roark has been a lot of fun to write for and I'm looking forward to using him more often. I've also decided to have Két meet the Gym Leaders outside of their gyms now and again; whether it's before or after the challenge - or both - we'll have to wait and see. This is largely because they do so in game as well, but instances of meetings may be different (for instance, meeting Roark in the Oreburgh Gate instead of the Oreburgh Mines). We're also ... sort of introduced to Rowan! He's not slated to appear until, well, Canalave City, which isn't really a spoiler because Haran flat out says that's where he is but also don't expect to see him until that point outside of flashbacks or panels like that one.
Seens I'm on break, it'll probably be a little while before this updates! I have points of time where I'll likely be able to work on this, but I might also use that time for Aware, or for other important things that are going on at the time, so... y'know, no promises.
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