Name: Rowan Burgess Age: 21 Birthday: December 1st Sign: Sagittarius Gender: Female Nature: Bold Pokemon / Human: Mawile Hometown: Nacrene City History: Alongside her two cousins, Maxwell (a quiet, mild-mannered Audino) and Roger (a rude, blunt Whimsicott), Rowan spent her childhood in Nacrene City. Nacrene, a city known for its celebration of the arts, proved to be an excellent fit for Rowan, as she discovered a passion for all things musical early in her youth. Maxwell, also an aspiring musician, encouraged her efforts and inspired her to pursue a career as either a performer or teacher.
Once Rowan completed her formal training, she found work giving private lessons to potential piano or brass players. While she was content teaching one-on-one, her real goal was to conduct a full ensemble, whether it be for an accomplished philharmonic or a school band. So, she moved to Castelia to rejoin her cousins, who'd left to pursue their own careers years before. After all, the self-described 'City of Grandeur' was bound to have the type of work she was searching for.
But, upon her arrival, Roger declared the starry-eyed, wannabe band director wouldn't survive in the big city, where she'd have to compete with several other artists chasing their dreams. "The competitions much too high." He'd asserted. "How do you plan to stand out among hundreds of others who want the same job as you do?" Maxwell, who had been forced to give up the cello and take on law school, sadly agreed. She would not be swayed, however, and swore that she would find a band that would be happy to employ her.
Unfortunately, her cousins were right. For a year, Rowan lived off odd work while doing just about everything she could to achieve her own ends. After finally realizing Castelia had defeated her, she decided to start anew in the small town of Pokette.
Hobbies: Aside from music, Rowan has an intense love of video games and putting things in her second mouth. Job: Musician Favorite food: The classic BLT Favorite Berry: Mago Berry Catchphrase: "-- Kulu" Accessories: While she doesn't quite wear it in the traditional sense, Rowan is almost always seen carrying her baton.
Extra: Ms. Burgess obtained her scar after getting into a heated disagreement with a former employer. Rowan frequently overlooks how small she is in comparison to other Pokemon and is very willing to get into a fight with anyone threatening her. Defiant and frequently refusing to back down, Rowan has received quite a few beatings by those much bigger than she (particularly during her stay in Castelia). However, she plans to steer clear of any quarrels while she resides in Pokette.
She also has had a difficult time making friends. Rowan is a perfectionist, and that quality tends to annoy those around her and drive them away, especially those trying to learn from her. Her only friend at present is a Krookodile plush named Cash. As a kid, Rowan adored and collected plushies, but donated all of them as she neared adulthood (all except Cash, of course). It's embarrassing that she's twenty-one years old and still sleeps with a stuffed animal, but she cannot bear to part with the plush. Cash acts as a patient listener when she has no one else to confide in, and Rowan figures the plush will remain a secret as long as it stays in her room.
Moveset - Crunch - Sucker Punch - Iron Defense - Iron Head ---
So, was too cute to pass up. I decided to use one of my recent OC's, Rowan Burgess for the group (you can find her here: vuro.deviantart.com/#/d4hi3hq). I realize some features, like the scar and brown tips of her ears, seem kind of arbitrary, but I'm trying to keep this Poke-Burgess as close to canon Burgess as I can.
EDIT: Modified her outfit somewhat when I updated her app! I feel this suits her much better. The frills had no place on this masculine lady.
8U !!! Whoa, seriously? Nah, Ms. Burgess isn't inspired by anyone in real life. Outside of Pokemon Crossing, Ms. Burgess is a low brass-happy band director who teaches in New York. I'll be utterly bewildered if your Ms. Burgess also teaches in New York! *A*