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Post by Sumire Hijikata on Aug 11, 2021 1:50:07 GMT
It had been a very hectic series of events that had led to the here and now. That was how it had always been, had it not? Chaos and tumult go hand in hand to create a certain outcome that one would always go to complain about later.
So, how did it come to a bleeding girl being launched out of a portal into the City of Gold and Pearls? Truth be told? Nobody knew. It simply occurred from one moment to the next, for the tedium of the 'other world' was never the business of the Holy City.
The day itself was bright, the center of the city seemed nearly devoid of life, which lead to quite a state of...shock when the human dared to open her eyes, scowling at the light and all around her. "Where..." Hijikata Sumire began, before she put a hand to her forehead.
Pain. Something warm. It was strange, she had been running from someone, something big hit her and she just...woke up here.
Was Heaven a real place? Is that where she went? If such were the case, then gosh...It'd be something to laugh about. She went to get up and get her bearings...Except...
Where does one start when everything looks so bizarre?
The "holy" realm of the digimon was a new place for Mae-Mae, mostly because it was very hard to get to for a digimon who couldn't fly freely, and while Mae-Mae could float, she couldn't fly, not yet anyway. Thankfully, Surfimon had a jet-board. Now that they were friends borrowing that jet-board wasn't a problem, especially since Surfimon could just summon it back to him from seemingly any distance! That was a cool move, and a little infuriating since, well, now Mae-Mae couldn't "borrow" forever.
The digimon here seemed really nice, though! The major problem so far was the lack of things here to take, pr rather, her ability to do so. It seemed every time Mae-Mae even had the thought of slipping a souvenir, there'd be a scary angel right there to interrogate her! There were only so many excuses Mae-Mae could make for why exactly she was trying to tear a hunk of gold out of some fancy gate or building or trying to take pristine pearls from a pedestal...
Mae-Mae was slowly regretting her decision to come here. She didn't have the money to buy anything here, given how overpriced it was! Was heaven so expensive because only rich digimon lived here? Or was it because they were finessing ground walkers out of their bits?! Mae-Mae couldn't see how the former was true, since no sane person would buy anything here for asking price, so this was clearly a paradise for hustlers...
The gilded city of Luminas was clearly a place where Mae-Mae would need to spend more time, since clearly, these were the masters of the grift, something she was familiar enough with. However, what Mae-Mae was not at all familiar with was the sight she was drinking in before her.
There, stood in a picturesque clearing was a... something! It didn't smell like a digimon from where Mae-Mae was, and the scent didn't get much better as she neared. Even the reliable denizens of Terminus City's sewers still smelled like digimon! This thing was definitely not a digimon... but then what was it? The thought of getting some digimon bigger than her crossed her mind briefly, until the telltale scent of bits punched through the unknown odor.
There wasn't a whole lot, so this creature was either poor, or had lots of things to borrow and never give back! They had skin-ny bits like a few digimon she'd met here, fair skinned, and it was dressed! Head to toe, in fact! Most digimon only managed pants, or a hat... this thing had both!
This thing was a new thing! A new thing with bits! And clothes! And really, that was more than enough for Mae-Mae! She approached the creature unafraid!
Slowly... from behind. She'd reach up slowly with a small paw and gently tug at the strange bipedal monster's pant leg. "Hey hey, are you, lost? You look lost..." Mae-Mae asked, her head cocked to one side in curiosity.
Post by Sumire Hijikata on Aug 15, 2021 4:26:21 GMT
Indeed, for as beautiful as the Holy Seat of Luminas was, it was...more than a little stifling, even with the regime change. Injustice was intolerable still, even if the impure were watched a little less rigorously. Of course, the picturesque setting was something to die for in and of itself, wasn't it?
Not to Sumi!
She was already fairly disoriented by bright lights, a strange scenery, pain...Yet something tugged at her pantleg, and she slowly craned her head to stare at the strange lapine creature with big soulless(?) eyes. A scowl was briefly replaced by a look of shock.
"...Very." That was the simplest answer she could give. "The heck are you supposed to be?" Sumi groaned as she sat up. "And be honest, am I dead or something? I think I might be dead."
Mae-Mae nodded along sagely to the strangers words. They were a mark. Or crazy. Or a crazy mark! This would have been bad, had anybody else found them. But Mae-Mae didn't let one's depravity of sanity stop her from making friends or money!
"In order? Mae-Mae is Mae-Mae," She began, gesturing to herself with her tiny paws, patting her smooth, velvety chest. "and this," she said as she gestured to the area all around the duo "this is Luminas! It looks like heaven 'cuz that's the rub!" Mae-Mae explained with a sage-like nod, smiling with smug self satisfaction with how right she simply had to be.
"At least, that's what Mae-Mae thinks is why..." Mae-Mae continued after she shrugged, "B'cuz digimon don't go here when we get deleted! So it's gotta just be for marketability, yeah? Like, look!" The rabbit digimon said whilst she pointed at a passing angewomon "See! Marketable!" the bunny exclaimed with a hint of envious wonder, tugging on the girl's pant leg in excitement. "One day, I'll be that marketable..." she mumbled as she watched the archangel pass by, listlessly floating. A moment of silence passes before Mae-MAe continued; "Anyhow, Mae-Mae has good news for you, Stranger! You cant be dead! This isn't the village of beginnings..." the lopmon explained with a beaming grin, holding her ear 'palm' side up, seemingly expecting payment.
Post by Sumire Hijikata on Aug 15, 2021 6:49:21 GMT
"Mae...Mae? Is that like a species name or...something?" Talking rabbits equate to Mae-Mae now, simple. Confusing, already! Sumire was also not necessarily aware that her attempts to remain sane here would likely be seen as insane to one native of this...place.
"Lu-min-as..." Sumi murmured to herself, before groaning. "No shit I'm not dead, my head wouldn't hurt if I were..." There was another term mentioned that gnawed at he-....No, gnawed's too strong a word. Stuck out was a far more accurate way to put it. The passing Angewomon caught Sumire's attention in more ways than one! Tall? Check. Distinctly inhuman, yet humanoid? Check.
"What the -hell- is that? What is she -wearing?-" That was muttered! Harshly! "I'm happy for the news but also, what the hell's a Digimon? Is that what you are? Is that what that lady is?"
"Yes." A passing Keramon said, sipping at a mug of coffee. "Fuck off, I wasn't asking you!"
Sumi shouted at the squid as they seemed to go off elsewhere. "...Also, what are you doing?" The girl asked as she got to her feet.
Is the funky rabbit just...asking for money? Confusion.
Mae-Mae could see this creature was clearly in shock, she might be too if she thought she'd died! She made a mental note to be more considerate to non-digimon going off the deep end.
She was about to answer the rambling non-mon's questions when a helpful Keramon casually passed by, earning them a passing wave of politeness from the lopmon, like two neighbors sharing a greeting.
"In order? Again? No, Mae-Mae is a lopmon!" Mae-Mae exclaimed with a happy twirl. "Mae-Mae picked Mae-Mae's name because going just by lopmon in a village full of lopmon was, like, super confusing... anyway, that angel was Angewomon! She's wearing her clothes, like you're wearing yours!" Mae-Mae explained with a giggle, politely covering her snickering mouth with a large fluffy ear. "A digimon is me! And her! and that Keramon! We're digimon! Digital monsters!" cheered the rabbit, taking a proud, heroic stance with either ear folded and pressed into her hips, with her arms lifted up to the sky... and at the foreigner. She'd been awfully nice, serving as a guide.
"Here, it's like, pretty customary to tip your guides!" Mae-Mae invited gently. Hoping that maybe this stranger was just from a place where money had no importance! Then they maybe wouldn't mind sharing a lot of it...
"What's your name, anyhow? What kinda thing are you?"
Post by Sumire Hijikata on Aug 15, 2021 8:27:01 GMT
Shock was an understatement, Sumire was unsure if she was seeing reality or having the world's worst psychotic break. If one could even call it a psychotic break. Really, it was the worst isekai in the world but she didn't know that for certain...
Oh, also, the Keramon gave a wave back to the Lopmon. Politeness was always something to be repaid, right? At the very least the strange creature that was titled a Lopmon, but who was also named Mae Squared, or Mae-Mae was happy to explain what...everything was. "Digimon..." That was a term to get used to. Keramon assumedly was that squid she just cursed out...
There was a small pause from Sumire before she reached into her pocket and pulled out 1000 yen. About ten dollars. She didn't really say anything about it but it was clear she didn't want to make TOO TERRIBLE an impression. "Hijikata Sumire--Most people just call me Sumi. I'm a human, do you got those in here or are they all dressed like Angewoahdamn over there...?"
Seriously, that Angewomon was the one humanoid she had seen...She was also half-tempted to ask how to get home, but why would she? Blegh. "Also, is there any place to get something to eat in...Luminass, was it? Kinda hungry."
Mae-Mae's eyes lit up at the sight of the paper pulled from this "humon's" pocket, and inspected it. It wasn't shiny, but it was very crisp! Crumpled but crisp. The idea was a nice gesture, but not something Mae-Mae was interested in...
Well.. that wasn't entirely true at all, she took the bill and held it up in abject wonderment. "Woooooah~ is this, like, money where you humons are from, Sumi? Sumae?~" the lopmon teased before shaking her head. "I've like, never met a humon. But like, a lot of really, really, really powerful digimon look like you! Though they don't usually have so much clothing as you do..." Mae-Mae pondered aloud, looking at the humon up and down. A few modifications and they could probably be showing as much skin as Angewoman. "Is power for humon forms directly related to how little clothes you wear? That could be the case... Angemon is really strong for a champion and he only wears pants, angewomon is really strong, Lady Devimon, Venusmon, Lilithmon, Beelstarmon for sure! She shows off a lot!" The waist height rabbit monster listed off before excitedly mentioning the infamous gunslinger digimon, gesturing on her own body how much the leather clad shooter exposed "Her whoooole tummy and like, right here, the underside of her chest but it comes wayyyy~ out to here!" Mae-Mae approximated to the best of her bunny abilities the general proportions of the nightmare soldier with a wholesome enthusiasm.
"That's another digimon who people don't mind borrowing their stuff for forever, but that might also be b'cuz she has guns in her heels and nobody wants her to shoot them when she steps on them..." the digimon mused thoughtfully, remembering the one time she saw the said digimon, stepping on another digimon who was excitedly surrendering thousands of bits to her at her command!
She was so cool...
Mae's thoughts turned to fantasies of doing the same, being so cool and awesome and powerful and pretty that digimon would flock to just give her things! The "Hampfy" life. As they did though, they lost the conversation. "Eh? What? What we were we-? Oh! Food! Well, yeah but it's all super expensive here! A hundred and eighty bits for a burger?! That's robbery. Trust Mae-Mae! You're paying for having a 'heaven' burger, even though it's just a burger! Mae-Mae won't let anybody get fleeced while Mae-Mae is on the job!" she'd declare with honest offense and genuine concern.
"If... you don't mind borrowing things you wanna put in your tummy though, Mae-Mae... might have a few ideas?" the rabbit suggested with a sincere, faintly mischievous sway.
Post by Sumire Hijikata on Aug 16, 2021 3:08:25 GMT
This was a strange conversation to be having with a rabbit. Of course she likely would not have an idea as to what yen was...Whatever. Just be nice to them so they don't kill you or something. "Y-Yeah. It's called yen. That's only a thousand of it, though." ...Did the Lopmon mishear her, though?
She was a human, not a humon! There was a genuine effort to keep a neutral face, to not allow the perpetual resting bitch face that Sumire suffered from to show. Why butcher her name like that? C'mon...
"...People get arrested if they show too much skin where I'm from--public indecency and all." Sumire stated, immeeediately after Mae-Mae finished recounting how just about every kind of humanoid digimon that was vaguely female was, in fact, stripperific. If such a word even existed and could even be remotely applied to this! "I also have a...sincere doubt most of those are even like that...but given the lady earlier..." She trails off.
"...Bits?" Sumire stared. The fuck? "Like, computer bytes...?" It was really nice of them to not want Sumi to be fleeced! "And sure. Whatcha thinking?"
Mae-Mae shook her head, "Mae-Mae is technically naked, if you really think about it... at least, like, compared to a humon like you!" Maee-Mae said, lifting her ears whilst she swayed a bit forward and back. "So clothes are probably optional..." Mae-Mae didnt's mean to imply Sumire could go naked, or that she should.
"I also have a...sincere doubt most of those are even like that..."
The words made Mae-Mae's ears perk up. The doubt in this humon's voice was enough to make Mae-Mae's face bull into a mischievous, knowing smirk that crawled out from a tiny little smirk to a full bodied, ear-to-floppy-ear grin. "Oh, oh you. Have. No. Idea!" she'd say as the girl continued. It was Mae-Mae's dream to be so beautiful, as many of the most powerful and worshiped digimon were.
"Then there's Mervamon! Mae-Mae's never met a Mervamon? But, like, Mervamon is like you! But her chest is like-!" Mae would try to demonstrate 'bust' with her ears, them covered this poor facsimile with her tiny arms, "And her clothes are like this! Mervamon also has a really cool hat! And a cool sword and a cool..." Mae-Mae would continue to talk about the mythical Mervamon's 'cool' features, describing the super stripper digimon in great detail, whilst walking along, having totally forgot her new humon's question about Bits.
"Anyhow. Mae-Mae passed a fruit stand earlier today? SO like, Mae-Mae thinks that you could like, get the shop keepers attention? And then Mae-Mae could like, use your hat to stuff some yummy fruit in it while he's trying to sell to you!" Mae-Mae suggests excitedly, as she thew her arms up happily. She did want that hat, and using it to help fill their tummies was a fair enough trade for it, in her mind.
Post by Sumire Hijikata on Aug 18, 2021 5:07:59 GMT
That was a sentence. "Please, never say that sentence in earshot of me again. Please." No. Just. Don't think about that too hard. It was likely for the better of anyone that may well be here or in earshot just to never think of that again. Yep!
"Wait, they have..." Sumire started but IMMEDIATELY CUT HERSELF OFF. This was raunchy! Kind of! Yet at the same time the description of this Mervamon did sound incredibly monstrous. In fact, monstrous was the PRIMARY word that could be used for something like that, holy shit!
Either way, the conversation went on about that for a while, and Sumire was...fairly certain she heard nothing about what Bits were. "So, a diversion. I can probably help with that." Her voice -was- lowered, but it did get a touch more pointed in tone. "...You never answered my question on what Bits are, though. And you need to give my hat back when we're done. It's mine."
Mae-Mae perked up as she was reminded of Bits, the wonderous lifeblood of the digi economy, and what made this Humon not as smelly as they seemed!
"Bits! Right! You have some, like...: Mae-Mae said as she sniffed the air, nearing Sumire's pockets, nuzzling her face against one in pacticular, "It's here! Something in here..." she sumbled, then casually fished into the offending pocket, her ears perked up as she retrieved an odd device.
"Aha! Herehere! They're in this thing!" the lopmon exclaimed triumphantly, then immediately started tapping and working over the device, to no actual effect. "Bits are currency! You use them to buy stuff. Don't eat them though, they dont taste good!" Mae-Mae admitted with sincerity. "Now how do you get them outta this thing..." Mae-Mae mumbled, this time, she chose to ignore the final bit about returning the hat...
Post by Sumire Hijikata on Aug 19, 2021 0:34:01 GMT
Oh no. The creature was nearing Sumire, now, sniffing near her pockets. What sort of devilry was being planned at the back of such a devious monstrosity's mind? ...Sumire probably had not gotten the memo that Mae-Mae was a very simple Lopmon yet. Hence the bit of worry as the Lopmon neared her.
...Now that she thought of it, there -was- something in her pocket that she had genuinely not thought about until now, but Sumire stared as Mae-Mae fished out...What the fuck was that? That wasn't her phone, that was way more cumbersome than her phone! "Eh...What...is that...?" Sumi squatted down to get a better look at the device, moving to tap one of the buttons. The result here? Simple, the screen lit up!
... "...2000 bits. Somehow I feel like that's a scam. So, what's this thing supposed to be? And where can I get a better looking one? It looks kinda...Um...Ugly."
That was putting it very kindly for this poor Digivice.
"I dunno, but you fixed it!" Mae-Mae exclaimed just as Sumire's touch seemed to get the device in operation. Staring curiously at the screen, it did in fact read 2000 bits. That was a lot of bits to have for a person who didn't even know what bits were, that's for sure...
"Hmm..." Mae-Mae wondered aloud. Then she put the device partially into her mouth, figuring she could try to suck out the Bits! This did not work, so she spit it it out with a disgusted look on her face "Tastes funny!" Mae-Mae decried in disgust. "Dont eat it." She sagely advised as she shook her head. "Maybe... point it at Mae-Mae? Maybe it works like a TV remote!" Mae-Mae suggested, her thoughts of stealing some food and a hat taking a back seat to this strange new device, and the bits it contained within.
Post by Sumire Hijikata on Aug 23, 2021 3:09:44 GMT
Strangely enough, there was a weirdly psychological effect that touching the device had. It was as if Sumire knew that it was, in fact...hers. And hers alone. It was important in some strange way, and it was important enough to make her want to safeguard it. She tried pulling it out of Mae-Mae's mouth when the Lopmon attempted to do...that.
"Wasn't planning to." She replied, before she stared at the device. It had an egg and the number...Hm. A cursory test of pressing the buttons revealed that the two buttons on the left and right side on the center cycled through options. The center button selected and confirmed. Interesting.
...Except she selected the egg, so the first thing that ended up happening was the egg being materialized right in front of Sumire. Uh. "...The fuck? Did I just get an omelet or something?" Mae-Mae could probably recognize it as a Digiegg! Emphasis on probably. Hitting a few more buttons jettisoned the bits promptly, too! Right into Mae-Mae's hands if she could catch them!