"...Am... am I in the shot?"
The geography of the lands "controlled" by the Schools' League (or Sraithe Scoileanna
, pronounced "Sree Scawlena")
is as diverse as the individual guilds and other organizations that make up its membership. One of its larger contributors, the Aviation Alliance
, is based in the lands known as the Great Falls Valleys. This massive, sparsely-populated stretch of the world is noted for its great diversity of locales. These locales are further organized into six Sectionals
by which they can be identified. From the cool, wet forests and busy coastal towns of the Quiet Sound
to the vast stretches of open desert steppe of Cayenne
, the Great Falls Valleys have a place for everybody to live comfortably somewhere.
This varied setup naturally gave rise to a number of adventurous Pokemon with an itch to explore. To this end, however, they would need to go far, far away so as to avoid simply exploring what to them was just their neighbors' backyards. Hence the birth of the Aviation Alliance
proper, which seeked to spread their gift of flight to their ground-bound explorer brethren so as to share with them the joys of discovery. Their progress has sped up significantly since their merging into the super-massive guild confederation of Sraithe Scoileanna,
the scientific support of whom has allowed them to create the long-ranged Glider machines for which they are particularly famous.
Pictured here is Hyval the Emolga
, an advanced long-distance scout for the Aviation Alliance
, sitting down and enjoying a traditional AA meal of biscuits and gravy in the Sectional known as Sagebrush
. Sagebrush is the south-central Sectional separating the deserts in the east from the cooler, wetter forests of the west. Thereby it gets a little bit of both worlds while giving a wholly unique setting. Its steep mountains are the birth place of the guild, which unofficially began its operations as an enterprising group of Flying-types picking up flightless Pokemon and ferrying them around the imposing peaks.
Sagebrush is certainly among the prettier places in the Alliance to be, but watch out for forest fires! They can get pretty crazy.
Just a thing I drew
. I love emolgas so much, mang. And I'm getting used to drawing that helmet, thank goodness.
This is the first drawing I've ever done purely for the fun of it-- as in, without just trying to think of a picture which was secondary to the words. Wow, was it a nice feeling to just... just draw.
It's hard for me to believe I've never done that before!
This is also one of the better backgrounds I've done with colored pencil. I'm rather proud of that ^^.