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Joshua - Shadow Brigadier
6th November 2005, 12:21 PM
The Wings of Seraphim

Eons ago, when the world was newly formed, no life existed on our plane bar three higher beings of the air, Aetos, Zephyr and Seraphim. Each was unsure about what the world should be inhabited by. Aetos, in her wisdom, created plant-life to sustain the world that existed. Zephyr, his headstrong ways ruling his decision, created humans. Seraphim, the compassionate one of the three, created Pokemon to live along humans, as one harmonious world.

They departed to the heavens, leaving the lives they had created behind them to co-exist peacefully. Eons passed, the higher powers in almost a slumber, leaving the world to exist.

150 years ago, Seraphim awoke, alone, and his mind strayed to the world below. Curious to see how the world existed, he took the form of a Taillow, and traveled to the world below.

Once upon the world, Seraphim was shocked to find that humans hated and feared the many species of Pokemon that he had created. He traveled the world, finding nothing but the same thing in most parts of the world.

After traveling for a month, Seraphim stumbled upon a small sanctuary known as Denia by its residents. It was run by an elderly couple, and it was, as it appeared, to be the only place in the world were Pokemon and humans co-existed peacefully.

The elderly couple took in Seraphim, and cared for him. Seraphim, unbeknownst to the elderly couple, began to create a psychic link between the elderly couple, and the Pokemon of the sanctuary.

A few weeks after Seraphim had arrived, a group of hunters arrived, determined to kill all the Pokemon of the sanctuary. The elderly couple refused to allow them entry, and the hunters barged past them, shooting the elderly woman close to her heart, and bringing her close to death.

Seraphim, although a benevolent being, was angered by the hunter’s actions, and revealed himself in his glory. He transformed them into Pokemon, and rushed to the aid of the elderly couple.

Using his powers, he restored their life source, and reimbursed them, making them young again. With this act, the psychic link he had been creating, was activated, and, through some stroke of luck, became part of every human on the planet, sharing with them Seraphim’s compassion for the Pokemon. Seraphim left our plane, and where he left, a silver circlet was left. The couple named it the Wings of Seraphim, and began to wonder what to do with it.

Therefore, they created a tournament for humans to participate in. Only humans who had befriended flying Pokemon were able to enter, and the winner would be adorned with the Wings of Seraphim.

This tournament has been continued by the couple’s descendants. Held every 25 years, the Wings of Seraphim are passed down to the tournament’s winner, and each year, the winner is presented with a Taillow, in memory of the form Seraphim took when he walked on our world, all those years ago.

Welcome Pokemon trainers, to the Pokemon sanctuary Denia! I'm your host, Joshua Benson, and I am the co-ordinator of the 6th ever tournament, known as the Wings of Seraphim!

This prestigious tournament is held only once every 25 years, and is only open to trainers who have a Pokemon who can call the sky their domain. By this, I mean Pokemon who can either fly, float or hover under their own powers. Pokemon such as Flygon, Glalie and ghosts are able to enter, whereas flightless fliers such as Doduo or Gyarados are unable to compete.

Now, onto sign-ups. What I need from potential players is:
Name: Your FB trainer name.
Pokemon: The Pokemon you're using. And I want complete stats.
Why you want to join: Explain to me why I should choose you out of everyone else who wants to join.
Why you chose the Pokemon you're using: Why did you choose the Pokemon you are entering?

Registration will be open for 72 hours, and I will be choosing the 16 trainers who will compete in the Wings of Seraphim. So, I now declare registration open!

Enjoy!

Joshua

Waterlight
6th November 2005, 12:28 PM
Name: Tom Roberts, but often referred to as 'Sai'.

Pokemon: Tropi | Lv. 26
Species: Tropius
Species description: Tropical Dinosaur
Obtained: Trade with SulcataIxlude.
Gender: Female
Moveset: Leer (-), Gust (-), Growth (-), RazorLeaf (-), Stomp (-), SweetScent (-), Whirlwind (27), MagicLeaf (31), BodySlam (37), SolarBeam (41), Synthesis (47)
MTs: None
Egg Moves: None
TMs/HMs: Fly, Cut, Flash
Beauty Points: 0
Bio: Tropius is one cheerful dinosaur, and is always willing to help out, whether it be by ferrying the team around, battling enemies or providing Tom with fruity delicasies. Tropius has won multiple contests on making fruit and has been crowned 'The World's Most fruit-bearing Tropius' on multiple occasions.

Why you want to join: I want to join to prove to people that I'm proficient in more then just Water Pokémon, but also to have fun with Tropi in battles and other opportunities. It'll also be fun for the both of us, and hopefully for everyone else too.

Why you chose the Pokemon you're using: I've been neglecting Tropius lately, and it would be a great chance to utilise it's Flying attacks more. It also deserves to take part since she hasn't really taken part in a big adventure before, whereas most of my Pokémon have. Tropius has been trained to be graceful, speedy and many other attributes, and deserves to be worthy of the Wings of Seraphim.

~Jupitol~
6th November 2005, 12:33 PM
Um, I'd like to register please.

Name: Justin

Pokemon: Jeremy | Lv. 13
Species: Swablu
Species description: Cotton Bird
Obtained: Starter
Gender: Male
Moveset: Peck (-), Growl (-), Astonish (-), Sing (-), Fury Attack (18), Safeguard (21), Mist (28), Take Down (31), Mirror Move (38), Refresh (41), Perish Song (48)
MTs: None
Egg Moves: Agility
TMs/HMs: Fly, Tri Attack, Dragon Claw
Beauty Points: 0
Bio: Swablu was a gift given to Justin on his 13th birthday. Ever since, the two have shared an unbreakable bond.

Why you want to join: I want to join the Wings of Seraphim because this is the first grand tournament I've ever had the opportunity to take part in. Even greater is that I get to use my first pokemon. I would love to show everyone in FB what Swablu and I are capable of together.

Why you chose the Pokemon you're using: I'm going to use Swablu because Swablu and I have an incredibly good relationship. Even before I came to Fizzy Bubbles, he was the best friend I ever had. Now, I would like to prove to him that he can achieve something great in a new location.

Nagashi
6th November 2005, 12:34 PM
Name: James Moon.

Pokemon: Skarmory
Name: Amudon
Type: Steel/Flying
Level: lv.25
Gender: ♂
Location: Active Team
Hold Item: ---
Attacks: Peck, Leer, Sand Attack, Swift, Agility
MT/EM/TM moves: Drill Peck, Pursuit, Counter, Shock Wave, Fury Cutter, Hidden Power (Rock), Sky Attacl, Whirlwind, Fly

Why you want to join: In my year of Fizzy Bubbleness, I have never been in a large campaign. And this one really peaks my interest. Although I am not the best RPer, updator, etc., this tournament is just the thing to let me excel in the area I'm the best at: Battling. To prove to everyone that I am a powerful battler who is in harmony with my pokemon (although they'd never admit it) would be an experience for both myself and Amudon to great to pass up.

Why you chose the Pokemon you're using: Amudon, although stuck up and arrogant, embodies everything a flying pokemon should have: Elegance, speed, power and determination. His obsession with his appearance is justified, as you can see when his steel wings take flight, as there is nothing more graceful.

Bloody Banette
6th November 2005, 12:35 PM
Name: Felix Magath
Pokemon:
Duskull Lv. 12 (M)
Nickname Painkiller
Type: Ghost
Italics: attacks known
Lv. Up moves : Disable, Night Shade, Leer, Foresight, Astonish (16), Confuse Ray (23), Pursuit (27), Curse (34), Will-o-Wisp (38), Mean Look (45), Future Sight (49)
Egg Moves: Imprison, Destiny Bond, Pain Split, Grudge, Memento, Faint Attack
Move Tutor Moves: Body Slam, Double Edge, Mimic, Dream Eater, Substitute
TM/HM's: Water Pulse, Rest
Current Location: Active Party
Why do you want to join?: I want to join to see how I am doing as Painkiller's trainer and also to have fun with my pokemon and test Painkiller in battles against other trainers.
Why did you chose the pokemon you're using?: Because is the only pokemon that I have who can float or fly I'm kinda knew in FB I haven't had the opportunity to catch another. And as he is my starter pokemon and he loves the competitions he will be happy to enter.

Kakashi-Sharingan Warrior
6th November 2005, 12:53 PM
Name: Sherlock
Pokemon:
Needle lv.12 (f) (obtained in a trade with thed3 on 26/05/05)
Personallity: gives everyone the cold shoulder, except for her trainer and Poli. She acts like Ash's Grovyle from the anime.
Needle is one of Shuckie's main battlers, and she wants the other pokemon to constantly hear about it, other than that Needle is usually very Quiet and calm, Needle was obtained in a trade as a young weedle, who was a coward, but weeks of training from Shuckie made Weedle a kakuna, and soon a Beedrill, and no longer a coward. Beedrill is always Shuckie's first choice for a battle, but since Poli first appeared Needle has been getting jealous...
Type: Bug/ poison
Current Location: Active team
attacks (bold means learnt):
-Poison sting
-string shot
-Harden
Lv.10 Fury Attack
lv.15-focus energy
lv.20- twineedle
lv.25- rage
lv.30- Pursuit
lv.35- pin missile
lv.40- Agility
Lv.45- Endeavour
TM moves: *giving Needle two TMs *Shock wave, Tri Attack
move tutor moves: learning double edge until 10.11.05
current location: active party

Why do you want you join? seeing as this is the first tournament like thing I have had a chance to enter, I don't want to miss the oppurtunity, plus I might like a Taillow, and pokemon that can fly rule!
Plus I am not respected that much among FB, seeing as I have made lots of stupid mistake, I am an active member and I want to try and win the respect I deserve, and I want to make up for the mistakes I have made...

why did you choose the pokemon you're using?
Because Needle is my most powerful pokemon that can be entered, plus I have had more experiance with beedrill, then with Duskull and Murkrow, and ever since Needle lost a battle againts a swablu in FT She has been neglected

is it Ok if I taught Beedrill a TM here?

ForeverFlygon
6th November 2005, 12:53 PM
Name: FF, Feera, effeff, you name it =P
Pokemon: Free, Flygon
Free is Feeras starter pokemon, and has accompanied him through all of his journeys. A true friend and a good battler, Free is also a greast flyer. He is often quiet, shy at first, but often eager to make friends. One of his most effective attacks is sneaking up behind his foes with Faint Attack, and then slam into the with a Fly attack combined with Dragonbreath.
Obtained: Starter pokemon. . . . Gender: Male
Location: Party . . . . . . . . . . . Level: 45

(HM)Fly, (MT)Rock-Slide, (MT)Double Edge, (-) Bite, (-) Sand-Attack, (-) Faint Attack, (-) Sand Tomb, (-) Crunch, (-)Dragonbreath, (-)Dig, (49) Sandstorm, (57) Hyper Beam



Why you want to join: When FF, shiny maniac and world famous throughout all of the FB Community, enters a competition without a shiny, that should be enough to let him enter. Yet, there is more. The guy hasn't used his poor Flygon yet, and it has been evolved a while week. Besides that, he wasn't used that much earlier either, only in a couple of places, but seeing as FF only has shinies on his mind, he tends to care fer them alot. But he wants to prove that he cares, can live alongside, and can battle very well with any other pokemon aswell.
Why you chose the Pokemon you're using: Above, the reason is.
Free hasn't been used much in his current form, and he is absolutely the most willing member of FF's team to prove his willingness, and his flying qualities. He is a very skilled battler, and tends to take it quite easy. He is hard to make angry, and doens't often get the chance to prove himself, but he wishes to, and will whenever possible.

Enjoy this I will!

Torkoal Stu
6th November 2005, 1:04 PM
Its finally up, yay ^^ But you shouldn't show me these things because it gets me waiting for so long, lol.

Name: Stuart (Or Stu, Tork, Torky (only if you want to die quickly), Torkie, Torkoal, Disco Stu, you get the idea now but nah I didn't want to put my second name, thats ok isn't it?)
Pokemon:

http://www.upnetwork.net/fb/sprites/pn178.gif | Stacey | Female | Level 25 |
Type: Psychic/Flying
Hold Item: None (However she is wearing a pink scarf from a Beauty Contest in the HM, however it does nothing to her stats)
Beauty Points: 0
Evolutions Line: http://www.upnetwork.net/fb/sprites/pn177.gif--Lv.25-->http://www.upnetwork.net/fb/sprites/pn178.gif
Level Up Moves: Peck, Leer, Night Shade, Teleport
Egg Moves: N/A
Move Tutor Moves: Thunder Wave, Mimic
TMs: N/A
HMs: Fly

Why you want to join: Why wouldn't I want to join? It looks like a cool contest and its a chance to use my Xatu, also I want a shot at that Talliow. Also it would be an amazing expirence. And as an FB member I don't get much chances to battle with my pokemon, and this is the perfect chance to use my loverly Xatu Stacey. Finally yeah this could also improve my RP skills some, and i'm always one for improvement. So yeah Joshua pick me and you wont regret it.

Why you chose the Pokemon you're using: Well for one Stacey is very special to me, not by the way I got her though. Just because she's named after a great friend of mine (try to guess which one :o), also I would like to use her in this contest is because when I entered her in a beauty contest is mostly focused on her Psychic abilties, and this would be a great way to test out her flying skills instead. And erm i'm helpful, nice, considerte (sometimes) also i'm active so I wont leave you hanging in the middle of the contest. Finally I would like to use Stacey since when I first got her she was neglected for a while, I used her in the HM but then she was a Natu, so if I use her here she wont be neglected as an Xatu.

Rikku.
6th November 2005, 2:19 PM
Name: Kaya

Pokemon: Kara, Level 12 (F) *She will be Level 18 tommorow..*

Species: Murkrow
Classification: Darkness Pokemon
Type: Dark/Flying
Nature: Sassy
Obtained: Trade with Arnold on 22.04.05

Italics = learned

Attacks: -- Peck, (9) Astonish,(14) Pursuit,(22) Haze,(27) Nightshade,(35) Faint Attack,(40) Taunt,(48) Mean Look,

Egg Moves: Drill Peck, Confuse Ray, Featherdance, Mirror Move, Perish Song, Sky Attack, Whirlwind, Wing Attack.

Move Tutor Moves: Double-Edge, Mimic, Substitute, Thunder Wave, Dream Eater

HM/TM Moves: Fly

Why do you want to join?: Firstly, because I've never had a chance to show my potential in Fizzy Bubbles, I've always seemed to miss out on special events. I want to show that I'm a good battler, not neccesarily when I'm using my speciality, which are my Poison Pokemon. Showing I can also command the skies with Kara is important. I'd like to think I'm a good RPer (when I want to be) and this is reflected through updating at the BMG Water Zone. So yeh.. pick me :\

Why you chose the Pokemon you're using: Kara was my second ever pokemon,I obtained her way back in April and I love her to bits. I haven't used her much, and she wants to prove her potential to me and every one else in Fizzy Bubbles. Although underlevelled, Kara has a sassy attitude and loves to be sarcastic. As my only flying pokemon, she can taunt the rest of my party, especially Gaidoku, who often tries to eat her. To put it simply, Kara needs her oppurtunity to shine, as you dont need to be a great big Nidoking or a powerful Arbok to be strong and stand out..

Missingno. Master
6th November 2005, 2:59 PM
Signing up my loyal starter, Koffing.

Species;Koffing
Name; Koffing
Gender; Male
Level; 10
Attacks;
Poison Gas (envelopes the foe in a cloud of toxic fumes that induces poisoning)
Tackle (charges into the foe to induce damage)
Rock Tomb (causes rocks to jut out of the ground and surround the opponent, causing damege and hindering its speed)
Shock Wave (shoots the foe with a bolt of electricity which zips forth with such speed that it cannot be avoided)
Smog (belches out a thick cloud of poisonous fumes that damage the foe and may cause poisoning)
Level obtained at; 5
Obtained; As starter Pokemon
Attacks taught through MT; None
Attacks started out with; Poison Gas, Tackle
Attacks learnt through leveling up; Smog
Attacks learnt via TMs; Rock Tomb, Shock Wave

Why you want to join: I want to join because this'll be the first major FB event I was ever in.

Why you chose the Pokemon you're using: I chose Koffing becasue he's the stronger of my 2 eligible Pokemon (Zubat being the other)

Joe
6th November 2005, 3:10 PM
Meh, screw it, I'll sign up! :D

Name: Joe

Pokemon: ;353; Shuppet (F) Lv. 10 (Will be Lv. 13 tomorrow)
Currently in: Pokeball
Type: Ghost
Hold Item: None
Attacks: Knock Off, Screech, Night Shade(13)
Egg Moves: --
Move Tutor: --
TMs/HMs: TM Shock Wave

Why you want to join: I want to join, because it would be the first campaign I've even been in time to register for. :o Also, I would like to join because I'm a very active member of FB, I help out by updating, and, if I do say so myself, I'm a quite good RPer. >_>

Why you chose the Pokemon you're using: I chose to use Shuppet in this competition because she's the only member of my team who can float, but also, because I think she could fare well against other opponents. She can be aggressive when she wants to be, and always tries to carry out her orders, exactly as I say them.

Furizaa
6th November 2005, 3:14 PM
Name: Gary Pinegrove
Pokemon: Name: Shuri (female),;291; Level: 20
Obtained: Adopted (http://www.serebiiforums.com/showthread.php?p=1453744#post1453744)
Nature: Bold
Evolution: ;290;Lv.20 -->;291;&;292;(Room + Pokeball)
Attacks: -- Scratch, -- Harden, -- Leech Life, Lv.9 Sand Attack, Lv.14 Fury Swipes, Lv.19 Mind Reader, Lv.20 Double Team, Lv.20 Fury Cutter, Lv.20 Screech, Lv.45 Dig
TM/HM: Water Pulse, Dig, (Flash on Monday)
Move Tutor(MT): Substitute
Egg Moves(EM): Endure, Faint Attack, Gust, Silver Wind
Beauty Points: 2
[B]Why you want to join: I am very eager to battle, as I love pokemon battles. I even borrowed 5 candies that I have to pay off, just so I could evolve her for this tournament! =)
Why you chose the Pokemon you're using: Well, my only two pokemon that are permitted for this tournament from my team is either my Ninjask, or Shedinja. I simply thought that Ninjask would last longer, and can take a hit. Plus, I can use Ninjask's speed as an advantage.

Radical Edward
6th November 2005, 3:32 PM
Name:Benjamin Maerker,But goes by Ed.
Pokemon:Ciro:Lv.50 Male Masquerain
Level Up Moves:Bubble,Quick Attack,Sweet Scent,Watersport,Gust,Scary Face,Stun Spore,Silver Wind
Other Moves:Flash,Psybeam,Water Pulse
Why you want to join:Well why do you think I want to join?Because this tourny looks pretty Badass and it's just plain creative, plus I want the tailow at the end ^_^ And, if you dont pick me I'll have to disembowl you with a spork!
Why you chose the Pokemon you're using:Well, For one he was my starter pokemon and is therefore the strongest on my team, and for two he's just damn smexay!

Another Fan
6th November 2005, 4:19 PM
Name: Jeff Foduan
Pokemon:
Batteries (Magnemite). Lv. 6
Metal Sound
Tackle
Thundershock
Shock Wave
Supersonic Lv. 11
Sonicboom Lv. 16
Thunder Wave Lv. 21
Spark Lv. 26
Lock-On Lv. 32
Swift Lv. 38
Screech Lv. 44
Zap Cannon Lv. 50

Info on Batteries: Batteries seems to be just another magnemite. The thing has a pretty good mind and it uses it to a full. However, it doesn't know much of the world being secluded from most life other than other magnemites and because of that he is not very understanding of people and various other creatures.

Why you want to join: I want to enjoy some extra playing/roleplaying with my pokemon. Also, Batteries needs some fun.

Why you chose the pokemon you're using: It is my only pokemon that can stay in the air for long periods of time.

Dark Scizor
6th November 2005, 5:16 PM
Name: Saturn
Pokemon: ;166;Ledian
Nickname: Jupiter
Gender: Male
Level: 25
Level Up Moves: Tackle, Supersonic, Comet Punch, Light Screen, Reflect, Safeguard, Baton Pass (29), Swift (36), Agility (43), Double-edge (50)
Egg Moves: Psybeam, Bide, Silver Wind
Move Tutor Moves: None
Emerald Moves: None
TM/HMs: Dig, Flash, Rock Tomb, Water Pulse, Shock Wave
Why you want to join: I want to join because I want to have fun, be a better roleplayer (I want to see how good or bad I am) and I want to participate in a campaign. This is the perfect opportunity to use my Ledian who never fought before.
Why you chose the Pokemon you're using: Jupiter is my strongest pokemon and he is a flying type. I obtained him in a Cable Club trade and I never used him before. The only thing that I know about his personality is his love for the sky, specially its elements like the thunders. That ´s why I decided to call him Jupiter like the god ruler of the heavens in roman mythology. I know that he is going to do his best in this event.

Latias10
6th November 2005, 5:39 PM
Name: Catherine
Pokemon:
Ledian (Ledy) Male level 28
Moves: Tackle, Supersonic, Comet Punch, Light Screen, Reflect, Safeguard
EG: Psybeam, Silver Wind
HM: Flash, Dig
TM: HP Ground
Why you want to join: Well because I enjoy doing fun stuff like capinges. Its a great oppertunity to have fun and gain some more skills. It sounds interesting and seems to be unique. So since I have a flying pokemon and I know it is going to be good I shall want to join.
Why you chose the Pokemon you're using: I chose Ledy becasue he is my loayl little buggy who dose not get a lot of attion. He was one of my orignal six and is also got a bit negletic after he was used to get my PC. I have had him for a long time since I adopted him from the adoption center around 11 months ago. He was my second pokemon and I never regate adopting him. So I know we have bond even though he is not the best treated pokemon on my team. So I have decided to start treating him better by starting off with giving him a nice adventure in this capinge. Hopefully we can come better friends because of that.

John's Knight
6th November 2005, 6:00 PM
Name: Johnny
Pokemon - Swablu
---Info about swablu:
Nickname - Cloud
Gender - Male
Current Level - lv5
Obtained - UPN Adoption Center, without ownership rights

BIO: This lil' Swablu was also adopted by Johnny. He's very happy when the sky is blue and when there are some white, puffy clouds in the sky. Sometimes, Cloud goes inside the clouds and stays there for a long time. Then, when it's dinner time, he gets out of them, promessing that he'll return...

ATTACKS (blue=learned)
- peck
- growl
lv8 astonish
lv11 sing
lv18 fury-attack
lv21 safeguard
lv28 mist
lv31 take down
lv38 mirror move
lv41 refresh
lv48 perish sing

TMs/HMs learned - none
Move Tutors learned - none
Why you want to join: I want to join because i want to feel the true joy of being in Fizzy Bubbles. To be in a tournament would great, because it'll be a way to make friends and to battle some FB members. Plus, it could be a way to know the other members' pokemon. I know that my Cloud is very weak, but the important isn't "win or lose", but have fun!!!
Why you chose the Pokemon you're using: Well, it's my only flying pokemon and i know that he would fun and a challenge, at the same time, to make swablu battle some powerful foes. Plus, it's a good battling start, since my swablu hasn't battled anyone...YET!

ZoraJolteon
6th November 2005, 6:09 PM
Name: ZoraJolteon, aka Zora, ZJ
Pokemon:
http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/8503/tropiussquadicon4im.png
I'm pretty sure everything that matters is on there.
Why you want to join: Tropius hasn't seen proper action for years, he's mostly been relegated to the position of carrying monkey. The last time he was the main focus of something important was erm, never, if I remember correctly. All combat he's been involved in is either alongside all my others in campaigns, or boring 1 on 1s. He deserves a time to shine and unleash his true strength. Plus this is a contest, and contests mean prizes. I like prizes *nod nod*
Why you chose the Pokemon you're using: Erm, because I hate my Swablu and it's been reduced to trade fodder? Everything else can't compete.

Thibideau
6th November 2005, 6:26 PM
Sorry changed my mind. I wont be able to keep Hyperion in my party for quite some time. I hope this all goes well Joshua ^^

Cipher Admin Skarmory
6th November 2005, 6:50 PM
Name: Brian.
Pokemon:Skarmory:
Level 7, Male, Name Platinum, attacks learned: Peck, Leer, Drill Peck, Sky attack and Shockwave
Why you want to join: Because I want to test my imagination and I don't want to be 39 years old to start another tournament.
Why you chose the Pokemon you're using: Because it's my only flying pokemon.
PS: You know that your story is like The Legend of Zelda.

Eon
6th November 2005, 8:51 PM
Name: Eon
Pokemon: Misdreavus, Lv. 11, Female (w/ Spell Tag)
Level Up Moves: Growl, Psywave, Spite, Astonish
Egg Moves: None
Move Tutor Moves: Double-Edge
Training Center Moves: Flash
TM's: None
Why you want to join: This tournament looks really awesome as well as the story behind it. Plus I've been wanting to try and be more active in FB and this would be an excellent way to do that. Finally, I haven't ever participated in a tournament, but I would like to, and, well, this is one ^^
Why you chose the Pokemon you're using: I haven't really used Misdreavus since I got her and I want her to get some experience. I also don't have any other flying Pokemon except Mantine, and they don't fly very well without a body of water to take off from.

Joshua - Shadow Brigadier
6th November 2005, 10:13 PM
Alright, I've received about 4 PMs about this, so I'm going to make it clear right now.

Pokemon being used in the Wings of Seraphim can be used in shops.

Thank you all for entering so far. All these entries will make choosing the contestants really hard.

Joshua

_Kangaskhan_
6th November 2005, 10:52 PM
Hoothoot
Name: Danno
Current Level:8
Gender: Male
Item Holding: None
Type: Normal/Flying
- Wing Attack
-Faint Attack
- Growl
- Tackle
LV. 6- Foresight

Why you want to join: I'm relatively new to the whole Fizzy Bubbles experience and would like to become active in many new thing like this. It is a great story (good job writing it) and I think that I can do well. Plus this looks like a ton of fun.

Why use this pokemon: I just adopted Danno and would like to use him in a some battles. He looks like a strong competitor and Hoothoots have always been my favorite flying type, so I think we could really do well together.

thed3
6th November 2005, 11:14 PM
Name: Thed

Pokemon: ;081; Magneto | Magnemite | Genderless | Level 21 |
Type:Electric/Steel
Next Evolutions:;082; (Level:30)
Level Up Moves:MetalSound, Tackle, Thundershock, Supersonic, Sonicboom, ThunderWave
Egg Moves:N/A
Move Tutor Moves:N/A
TMs:N/A
HMs:Flash
BPs:10
Currently:At the Move Tutor learning Rollout

Bio:Magneto became a part of Thed's team when it was traded over to Thed from Ytnim. Magneto has a 'magnetic' personality and is well liked by all the pokemon on Thed's team. It is very energetic and loves floating around all over the place. There is no telling what Magneto will do next, but one things for sure... no one is gonna be able to bring this little Magnemite's attitude down.

Why you want to join: In the world of Fizzy Bubbles I do not stick out very much. I would like to try and join this tournament because I feel that I have a good chance of getting to the top in this tournament. Although there may be a lot of stronger trainers that have applied in this tournament; I feel that I have good battle strategies that are out of the ordinary which I would be able to showcase if chosen to participate. I feel that I have a talent in battling and this tournament may be able to make me something more than just another FBer.

Why you chose the Pokemon you're using: Well I only had two choices in flying pokemon and that was either Magneto or Shredder, my Shedinja. Although Shredder definitely had the upper hand in Levels and possibly strength Magneto has shown me in a couple of recent battles that he's got 'the stuff' to become a champion pokemon. Also Magneto really wanted to be a part of this tournament to show that he, and his species, deserve the ability Levitate.

≈*Virulent Tsunami*≈
7th November 2005, 2:20 AM
Name:
Sheer

Pokémon:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v327/dennison/207gligar.gif
Lv. 10(M), Starter

Poison Sting(learned)
Metal Claw(Egg Move, learned at Move Tutor (http://www.serebiiforums.com/newforums/showthread.php?p=935169#post935169)(paid for with Rare Candy))
Strength(learned at Training Centre (http://www.serebiiforums.com/newforums/showthread.php?p=1172742&posted=1#post1172742))
Sand-Attack(learned at Lv. 6)
Swords Dance(learned at Move Tutor (http://www.serebiiforums.com/showthread.php?p=2280873#post2280873)(paid for with Double Move Tutor Pass)
Rock Slide(learned at Move Tutor (http://www.serebiiforums.com/showthread.php?p=2280873#post2280873)(paid for with Double Move Tutor Pass)
Harden(Lv. 13)
Quick Attack(Lv. 20)
Faint Attack(Lv. 28)
Slash(Lv. 36)
Screech(Lv. 44)
Guillotine(Lv. 52)

Why you want to join:

Gligar, though it is my loyal Starter, is rather underleveled, and could do with some good long battles. Not to mention, I'm a sucker for Special Events:p.

Why you chose the Pokemon you're using:

Gligar is my first Pokémon, and a strong fighter. I trust it completely. It was a choice between it and my Chimecho, and out of the two, Gligar has better Type coverage and a better moveset. Though a few levels lower, I believe it would do better.

~*CB*~
The 8th Champion

Dae~Maker
7th November 2005, 3:20 AM
:: My Name ::
Grey


:: My Pokemon ::
Name: Haruspex the ;163;
Level: Lv.7 (M)
Meeting Place: Trade at Lv.5
Location: Move Tutor for EM Sky Attack
Type: Normal/Flying
Evolution: ;163; --> Lv.20 --> ;164;

~*~
Meeting: Grey traded for this familiar on July 19th. In a trade with joshua, Grey gave up one candy and a Net Ball for him. Grey was just dying for this little guy and he finally got him. Although a hard barginer, joshua relented to trade him and Haruspex is now a part of this odd team.

~*~
Bio: Haruspex, like all his kind, is quiet and calm. He is never rash nor naive in his analysis of the situation. Haruspex was previously owned by a man of the name joshua, but has now come under new ownership with a friend named Grey. Haruspex always watches before he dives into the center of action and Grey appreciates his wise knowledge and ethereal powers that add to this team.
~*~
Natural:
- Tackle
- Growl
L6 - Foresight
L11 - Peck
L16 - Hypnosis
L22 - Reflect
L28 - Take Down
L34 - Confusion
L48 - Dream Eater

TM/HM: Fly, Shadow Ball

MT: Double-Edge, Mimic, Substitute, Dream Eater, Snore, Endure, Mud-Slap, Swagger, Sleep Talk, Swift

EM: Feather Dance, Faint Attack, Mirror Move, Supersonic, Whirlwind, Sky Attack, Wing Attack



:: Why I want to join ::
I want to join so that I can prove myself in such special events. I haven't had the opportunity nor the courage to enter into a competition of this level and it was because I doubted myself. But now, with a competition of this scale and requirements, I feel I finally show myself and others what I can really do. For the sake of my own courage I enter. And, like anyother human, I enjoy competition and the chance of winning a prize.


:: Why I chose who I chose ::
I chose Haruspex because, besides being my only appicable pokemon, he is extremely smart. This owl is a genius and his smarts just might help me, along with his awesomeness! :p But, also, he has not had too much experience in the field and he could possibly gain some through an event such as this.

HakuBlue
7th November 2005, 3:53 AM
Name:Haku
Pokemon:Cronos
Lv 7 (M) Meditite (If I do get chosen, he'll atleast grow to level 10)
-Bind
-Meditate
- 9 Confusion
-12 Detect
-18 Hidden Power
-22 Mind Reader
-28 Calm Mind
-32 Hi-Jump Kick
-38 Psych-Up
-42 Reversal
-48 Recover

TM/HM/MT/EM/: None

Why you want to join: Haku wants to prove himself "worthy" of not only excel in his dreams, to be a co-ordinator, but at anything he wants to. For years he has been criticed and teased at his failures at almost anything he ever attempted, and ever since doesn't attempt to do anything new.
Why you chose the Pokemon you're using: Although Cronos is not exactly the strongest pokemon, or wisest, Haku wants to prove that novices can in fact throw a competition to anyone. That all required is a strong link between a trainer and his pokemon, a link he shares with all his pokemon.

Skrusti
7th November 2005, 5:44 AM
=O If a durned Meditite can enter, a Lunatone definatly can >.>

;337;
Currently: Lunatone, In Daycare Center
First Met: Adopted Via Torkoal Stu
Type: Rock/Psychic
Gender: Non
Level: 6
Nickname: Cait Sith
Moves: Learned Moves in Sienna
Tackle, Harden, Confusion (Level 7), Rock Throw (Level 13), Hypnosis (Level 19), Psywave (Level 25), Cosmic Power (Level 31), Psychic (Level 37), Future Sight (Level 43), Explosion (Level 49)

Shockwave (TM)

Why you want to join: I want to join the Tournament for a couple reasons. Shining prizes attract me, I need some more experiance for my Lunatone, I have as of yet to enter a tournament, and umm...I want to prove I'm not just a crazy 'ol depressed person. Yup.

Why you chose the Pokemon you're using: Lunatone is the closest thing I have to a flying-type, and if a Meditite can enter, than so can a Lunatone <.<;; Plus, Cait Sith needs to warm-up before he enters zones.

For the record, so Lunatone actually has a chance, it is learning Shockwave via my TM. G'day.

Joshua - Shadow Brigadier
7th November 2005, 8:16 AM
Ok, guys, here's a quick thing you all need to know. I'm copying and pasting all current and future registrations to Word, and if you want to alter them, PM ME FIRST AND TELL ME WHAT YOU'RE EDITING PLEASE!

Thank you all,

Joshua

Goin' Graveler
7th November 2005, 8:19 AM
;074;
Lv5
Current Moves:
Tackle
Defense Curl

Why you want to join: I'm a sucker for special events. Geodude needs more experience. I haven't entered a tournament yet and... I'm bored.


Why you chose the Pokemon you're using: Geodude's my only Pokemon that can lift itself off the ground. XD Not to mention, he needs more experience.

Teehee
7th November 2005, 8:21 AM
Name: Talochi
Pokemon: Soluna (Solrock), Level 7
Level Up Moves: Tackle, Harden, Confusion
Move Tutor Moves: None
Egg Moves: None
Training Center Moves: None
TM/HMs: Shockwave, Water Pulse *taught recently here: Shockwave and Water Pulse learned (http://www.serebiiforums.com/showthread.php?t=85828&page=27)
Current location: Daycare

Why you want to join: For one, this would be my first ever campaign at FB. I'd really like the chance to show off my skill as a trainer. Second, this looks like fun; I see a lot of people here who are just as good enough to enter, and I'd love the chance to experience battles and RPing with them. And finally, of course, just the chance to be in another adventure makes my mind and heart more determined and ready for action!

Why you chose the Pokemon you're using: I'd like to test out the recently adopted Solrock, Soluna. It's a Pokemon I've never tried using in battle, and I'd love to see how it fares in competition. I'm also curious as to how it fares overall. More than just a Pokemon; but a Pokemon with feeling, courage, and the honor to go all the way! (much like myself!)

*Note: I didn't see you on Joshua. Forgive me for not seeing your earlier post. I'll abide to it next time.*

Arc_Angel
7th November 2005, 1:00 PM
Name: Stacey

Pokemon I choose to use:

Lucius - Lv. 15, male, Shuppet ;353;
Type: Ghost
Classification: Puppet Pokemon
Ability: Insomnia
Nature: Quirky
Obtained: In a trade with Trick-or-Treater
Currently: In Daycare, Out 14/11/05
Held Item: Spell Tag http://upnetwork.net/fb/sprites/items/spelltag.gif

Bio: Stacey had known Lucius for a long time before he became her pokemon. He once belonged to Trick and bore the name Pierre. Trick didn't have room for him on his team any more and Stacey knew that she could not bear to see Pierre go to another trainer and so took him into her team, renaming him Lucius. He has fitted in well within the group and gets on very well with Cadaver - getting more words out of him than anyone else ever. He enjoys being in Stacey's presence having feelings for her since he first saw her. These feelings have since moved onto another Shuppet but he cares for his trainer deeply. He is a mischievous little pokemon always causing trouble, and having fun whilst doing it. He has a Quirky nature and it shows. He enjoys fire and is always playing near it, he like to eat chocolate icecream and is drawn to the moon, enjoying being out at night rather than day.

Evolution: Shuppet ;353; -- Lv. 37 --> Bannette ;354;

Level-Up Moves: Knock off, Screech, Night Shade, Lv. 20 Curse, Lv. 25 Spite, Lv. 32 Will-o-Wisp, Lv. 37 Faint Attack, Lv. 44 Shadow Ball, Lv. 49 Snatch, Lv. 56 Grudge
Egg Moves: Disable, Destiny Bond, Foresight, Astonish, Imprison
Move Tutor Moves: Body Slam, Double Edge, Substitute, Mimic, Dream Eater, Thunder Wave, Psych Up, Snore, Icy Wind, Endure, Swagger, Sleep Talk
TM's/HM's: HM Flash

Why I want to join: Okay. For starters I will not say how I have never been in a campaign before and you are my only chance because we all know thats total lies. I have been fortunate to enter some of the recent campaigns over at UPN. This is the first campaign over here at Serebii since my joining and so feels like a monumental mark in its history and I can't help but want to be a part of it. I am one who strives to continually improve herself and seek out new challenges wherever they may arise. By taking part in this campaign I feel I will improve of my RPGing skills, have the chance to get to know some people better and by gosh just have plain and pure fun ^-^

Why did I choose the pokemon I plan on using: Cause he is floaty light! ^-^
Naw really, well what can I say. Lucius is an exceptional pokemon and I feel it is his time to show it. He is a beautiful soul with a energy that shines and makes everyone smile. I feel the need to let him be all that he can be and work his hardest to prove that he is not like all other Shuppets. This will help us to grow together as partners, to develop his interesting personality further and to entertain all those who watch this event with his antics =3 *chocolate on standby*

Joshua - Shadow Brigadier
7th November 2005, 10:16 PM
Ok, I'd better clear this up. Once you've PMed me, and I'd replied, then you edit your posts. I'm going to be swarmed with messages, and I don't want to lose any information that you guys might need.

Joshua

Kyuukimon
7th November 2005, 11:07 PM
Name: Adam

Pokemon: Hoppip (Stats Below)

Why you want to join: I would like to join because this sounds very fun and creative. It would be my first campaign and I'd like to see how they feel. The whole storyline seems awesome and I think it would be fun to compete in the Wings Of Seraphim Tournament. I am very active, but would like to learn to be a better RP'er and I think that this campaign will improve my skills a lot.

Why you chose the Pokemon you're using: I chose Hoppip because I'd like to see how he'd fair against other Flying types because he is a grass type. He knows a lot of Support moves which I think can cover up from his low attack moves. I have never seen Hoppip in a battle yet because he is new, and I'd like to see how he can fair. In addition, I want to find out the personality of my Hoppip, and figure out how to treat him.

Name: Sunnip (Male) Level: 23
Obtained: Adoption (http://serebiiforums.com/showpost.php?p=2313987&postcount=159)
Location: Active Squad
Attacks: Splash, Synthesis, Tail Whip, Tackle, Poisonpowder, Stun Spore, Sleep Powder, Leech Seed, Cotton Spore (25), Mega Drain (30)
TM/HM: Flash, Water Pulse
Move Tutor: Swords Dance, Double-Edge, Mimic, Substitute, Snore, Endure, Swagger, Sleep Talk, Defense Curl
Egg Moves: Confusion, Encore, Double-Edge, Reflect, Amnesia, Helping Hand, Psych Up
Beauty Points: 0
Bio: Hoppip is a new addition to my team. I received him from the adoption center with the move Confusion. I immediately used 17 candeis on him to bring him to a higher level so he could compete in the Wings Of Seraphim Tournament.

Silver Wind
8th November 2005, 11:48 PM
Name: Matt
;166;
Name: Ledian Sex: Female Level: 19 Beauty Points: 0 Held Item: None
Level Up Moves: Tackle, Supersonic, Comet Punch, Light Screen (24), Reflect (24), Safegaurd (24), Baton Pass (33), Swift (42), Agility (51), Double-edge (60)
Egg Moves: Psybeam, Bide, Silver Wind.
Tutor Moves: Mega Punch, Swords Dance, Double-edge, Mimic, Subsitute.
TM/HM's: Icy Wind, Flash.
Obtained: Starter.
Current Location: Active.

Why you want to join: I would like to join 'cause this would be my first Fizzy Bubbles Event/Campaign/Tournament I'd ever be in. The Background story was well thought out, and it seems very worth while to be a part of. Other than that, I like to win things. ^_^;

Why you chose the Pokemon you're using: Ledian was my starter and one of my most experienced pokemon. Besides being my favorite pokemon on my team, I'm confident in her current Move Pool. I think I'd go far with her in this tournament.

Joshua - Shadow Brigadier
9th November 2005, 12:39 PM
Okay guys, registration is now officially closed. I'd like to thank everyone who signed up for it, and I hope to have the results posted tomorrow. However, I won't be revealing everyone at once.

Joshua

Joshua - Shadow Brigadier
10th November 2005, 6:35 AM
Now, I'd like to personally thank all 31 people who signed up for this tournament. Selecting the top 16 proved extremely, and it has taken me 45 minutes to do so. But for now, I will introduce to you all, the first three trainers competing and their Pokemon:


First up is:
Arc_Angel and Lucius!
Stacey, it was your honesty that won you this position. That, and your choco-holic Shuppet. Welcome to the Wings of Seraphim.

Next up is:
Dae~Maker and Haruspex!
Dae, your brutal honesty won you this position. The fact you mentioned you were here to win prizes and for Haruspex to gain experience lost you some points, but welcome to the Wings of Seraphim.

And number three is:
SkepticReptile and Jeremy!
SR, I'll be honest. Your sign-up was somewhat mediocre. However, you saved yourself by telling me you had something to prove to Jeremy, without saying you'd neglected him previously. Welcome to the Wings of Seraphim.

Now, depending on how long I can bear to wait to reveal the next three contestants, they will be posted in either half an hour or one hour increments. Congrats to those who have made it through, and the rest of you are still in the game, just remember that.

Joshua

Joshua - Shadow Brigadier
10th November 2005, 7:37 AM
It's scary to think an hour has already passed since I posted the last three. Oh well, here are the next three contestants:

Please give a warm round of applause for:
P-Arts and Amudon!
You gave a good description of Amudon, and why he should be in this tournament. I love forward to seeing the metal chicken fly. *runs*

And put your hands together for:
Zora and Tropius!
I really like the piccy of Tropius, and your reason for using Tropius was certainly original. Welcome aboard.

And... *runs from disgruntled Club members*
HakuBlue and Chronos!
Haku, the major reason I chose you was to see whether you could back up your comment of a novice throwing a spanner in the works. Let's see you pull it off. Welcome to the Wings of Seraphim.

*hides*

Joshua

Joshua - Shadow Brigadier
10th November 2005, 8:34 AM
Who will the saying 'third time lucky' come true for?

Lucky 7 is:
Becki and Kara!
Just the mere thought of Kara taunting Nidosu or Gaidoku was fantastic, and you definetely earned your place. Welcome aboard Becki.

And 8:
FF and Free!
As you said FF, not entering a creation like this with a shiny does give you points in my books. Let's see if you take as much care with your normal Pokemon as you do your shinys. Welcome aboard.

And number 9:
Latias10 and Ledy!
Let this be a milestone towards your first anniversary of adopting him. Welcome aboard.

*hides*

Joshua

Joshua - Shadow Brigadier
10th November 2005, 9:35 AM
Now for another three:

Sai and Tropi!
I look forward to seeing the "World's Most Fruit-Bearing Tropius in action. Welcome aboard.

Eon and Misdreavus!
Although I would have loved to see Mantine compete, Misdreavus will be a good competitor in the Wings of Seraphim. Welcome aboard.

Commander Blizzard and Gligar!
I look forward to seeing Gligar (though Chimecho would have been fun to watch) in action. Welcome aboard.

And the last four will be revealed in an hour.

Joshua

Joshua - Shadow Brigadier
10th November 2005, 10:31 AM
Okay, I'm a few minutes early, what the hey. I'm impatient to see my babeh get underway. And now, presenting the final four competitors of the Wings of Seraphim:

Number 13:
thed3 and Magneto!
Let's see if Magnemite and Magneton do deserve the ability 'Levitate'. Welcome aboard.

14:
Sadistic Weedle and Ledian!
Pretty much, you were one of the last few who were hard to choose. You got in, mainly because you were honest. Welcome aboard.

15:
Torkoal Stu and Stacey!
Can your Xatu tell us the future, and who's going to win? Let's find out. Welcome aboard.

And lucky last:
Skrusti and Cait Sith!
I just had to leave you to last. Please don't kill me.

To those who didn't make it, my condolences. I hope you cheer on those who are able to compete.

Now, I shall begin to post the new thread. Congrats to those who are in.

Joshua
PS. Can a mod close this now please?

Goin' Graveler
10th November 2005, 10:35 AM
*sneaks in and cheers for those who made it in before the mods can close it*

Mwahaha.

Joshua - Shadow Brigadier
10th November 2005, 10:37 AM
Ok, the mods may have to wait a while before closing this. I no longer have access to the Private Forums, and therefore, I seem to no longer have the ability to create new threads.

Help please mods?

Joshua

Skrusti
10th November 2005, 10:46 AM
Ok, the mods may have to wait a while before closing this. I no longer have access to the Private Forums, and therefore, I seem to no longer have the ability to create new threads.

Help please mods?

Joshua

Ya know, *I* could always start it >> I can create a new thread..I think >.O

Indeed I can =D

Joshua - Shadow Brigadier
10th November 2005, 10:48 AM
Ya know, *I* could always start it >> I can create a new thread..I think >.O

Indeed I can =D

*glomps you*

Please do!

Title it "The Wings of Seraphim", and I shall glomp you again.

*goes to PM Arnie again*

Joshua

Skrusti
10th November 2005, 10:52 AM
*glomps you*

Please do!

Title it "The Wings of Seraphim", and I shall glomp you again.

*goes to PM Arnie again*

Joshua

Anything you want in the first post? Rules or something?

Skrusti
10th November 2005, 10:53 AM
Insert interesting something here

Joshua - Shadow Brigadier
10th November 2005, 10:53 AM
Anything you want in the first post? Rules or something?

Nope, I'll deal with them. I just need the thread.

Joshua

Joshua - Shadow Brigadier
10th November 2005, 11:01 AM
*glomps you* What a fantastic title! Thank you so very much.

*clears throat* Now, welcome to...


The Wings of Seraphim

Eons ago, when the world was newly formed, no life existed on our plane bar three higher beings of the air, Aetos, Zephyr and Seraphim. Each was unsure about what the world should be inhabited by. Aetos, in her wisdom, created plant-life to sustain the world that existed. Zephyr, his headstrong ways ruling his decision, created humans. Seraphim, the compassionate one of the three, created Pokemon to live along humans, as one harmonious world.

They departed to the heavens, leaving the lives they had created behind them to co-exist peacefully. Eons passed, the higher powers in almost a slumber, leaving the world to exist.

150 years ago, Seraphim awoke, alone, and his mind strayed to the world below. Curious to see how the world existed, he took the form of a Taillow, and traveled to the world below.

Once upon the world, Seraphim was shocked to find that humans hated and feared the many species of Pokemon that he had created. He traveled the world, finding nothing but the same thing in most parts of the world.

After traveling for a month, Seraphim stumbled upon a small sanctuary known as Denia by its residents. It was run by an elderly couple, and it was, as it appeared, to be the only place in the world were Pokemon and humans co-existed peacefully.

The elderly couple took in Seraphim, and cared for him. Seraphim, unbeknownst to the elderly couple, began to create a psychic link between the elderly couple, and the Pokemon of the sanctuary.

A few weeks after Seraphim had arrived, a group of hunters arrived, determined to kill all the Pokemon of the sanctuary. The elderly couple refused to allow them entry, and the hunters barged past them, shooting the elderly woman close to her heart, and bringing her close to death.

Seraphim, although a benevolent being, was angered by the hunter’s actions, and revealed himself in his glory. He transformed them into Pokemon, and rushed to the aid of the elderly couple.

Using his powers, he restored their life source, and reimbursed them, making them young again. With this act, the psychic link he had been creating, was activated, and, through some stroke of luck, became part of every human on the planet, sharing with them Seraphim’s compassion for the Pokemon. Seraphim left our plane, and where he left, a silver circlet was left. The couple named it the Wings of Seraphim, and began to wonder what to do with it.

Therefore, they created a tournament for humans to participate in. Only humans who had befriended flying Pokemon were able to enter, and the winner would be adorned with the Wings of Seraphim.

This tournament has been continued by the couple’s descendants. Held every 25 years, the Wings of Seraphim are passed down to the tournament’s winner, and each year, the winner is presented with a Taillow, in memory of the form Seraphim took when he walked on our world, all those years ago.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Allow me to properly introduce myself. I am Joshua Benson, a direct descendant of the couple who sheltered Seraphim those many years ago. I don't have time for more pleasantries, so let's get this show on the road.

The competitors in this tournament are:


Arc_Angel
Dae~Maker
Sai
P-Arts
Radical Edward
Sadistic Weedle
Latias10
Torkoal Stu
Shinjara
SkepticReptile
ForeverFlygon
Eon
thed3
HakuBlue
Commander Blizzard
ZoraJolteon

Now, may you all please post the registrations of your Pokemon. And after those registrations, I must ask you all to post in your assigned colour. These colours were selected randomly, so please, no complaining.

Good luck to you all, and now to explain the first round.

The first round consists of five trials, to test you and your Pokemon. I shall post the first sometime tomorrow, so get your creative juices flowing (no Plusle murders, please), and I look forward to seeing you all perform.

Joshua

Skrusti
10th November 2005, 11:13 AM
Withdrawing. Reasons of my own.

thed3
10th November 2005, 11:13 AM
Here we go!!!

Name: Thed

Pokemon: ;081; Magneto | Magnemite | Genderless | Level 26 |
Type:Electric/Steel
Next Evolutions:;082; (Level:30)
Level Up Moves:MetalSound, Tackle, Thundershock, Supersonic, Sonicboom, ThunderWave, Spark
Egg Moves:N/A
Move Tutor Moves:Rollout
TMs:WaterPulse
HMs:Flash
BPs:10
Currently:At the Wings of Seraphim Tournament

Bio:Magneto became a part of Thed's team when it was traded over to Thed from Ytnim. Magneto has a 'magnetic' personality and is well liked by all the pokemon on Thed's team. It is very energetic and loves floating around all over the place. There is no telling what Magneto will do next, but one things for sure... no one is gonna be able to bring this little Magnemite's attitude down.

Why you want to join: In the world of Fizzy Bubbles I do not stick out very much. I would like to try and join this tournament because I feel that I have a good chance of getting to the top in this tournament. Although there may be a lot of stronger trainers that have applied in this tournament; I feel that I have good battle strategies that are out of the ordinary which I would be able to showcase if chosen to participate. I feel that I have a talent in battling and this tournament may be able to make me something more than just another FBer.

Why you chose the Pokemon you're using: Well I only had two choices in flying pokemon and that was either Magneto or Shredder, my Shedinja. Although Shredder definitely had the upper hand in Levels and possibly strength Magneto has shown me in a couple of recent battles that he's got 'the stuff' to become a champion pokemon. Also Magneto really wanted to be a part of this tournament to show that he, and his species, deserve the ability Levitate.

~Jupitol~
10th November 2005, 11:23 AM
;333; Thanks, Joshua. Looking forward to the first round!

Name: Justin

Pokemon: Jeremy | Lv. 17
Species: Swablu
Species description: Cotton Bird
Obtained: Starter
Gender: Male
Moveset: Peck (-), Growl (-), Astonish (-), Sing (-), Fury Attack (18), Safeguard (21), Mist (28), Take Down (31), Mirror Move (38), Refresh (41), Perish Song (48)
MTs: None
Egg Moves: Agility
TMs/HMs: Fly, Tri Attack, Dragon Claw
Beauty Points: 0
Location: Daycare Center
Bio: Swablu was a gift given to Justin on his 13th birthday. Ever since, the two have shared an unbreakable bond.

Why you want to join: I want to join the Wings of Seraphim because this is the first grand tournament I've ever had the opportunity to take part in. Even greater is that I get to use my first pokemon. I would love to show everyone in FB what Swablu and I are capable of together.

Why you chose the Pokemon you're using: I'm going to use Swablu because Swablu and I have an incredibly good relationship. Even before I came to Fizzy Bubbles, he was the best friend I ever had. Now, I would like to prove to him that he can achieve something great in a new location.

HakuBlue
10th November 2005, 1:24 PM
Name:Haku
Pokemon:Cronos
Lv 18 (M) Meditite
-Bind
-Meditate
-Confusion
-Detect
-Hidden Power
-22 Mind Reader
-28 Calm Mind
-32 Hi-Jump Kick
-38 Psych-Up
-42 Reversal
-48 Recover

TM/HM/MT/EM/: None
Thanks for letting me in, I'll give it my best shot.
Why you want to join: Haku wants to prove himself "worthy" of not only excel in his dreams, to be a co-ordinator, but at anything he wants to. For years he has been criticed and teased at his failures at almost anything he ever attempted, and ever since doesn't attempt to do anything new.
Why you chose the Pokemon you're using: Although Cronos is not exactly the strongest pokemon, or wisest, Haku wants to prove that novices can in fact throw a competition to anyone. That all required is a strong link between a trainer and his pokemon, a link he shares with all his pokemon.

Latias10
10th November 2005, 1:42 PM
Name: Catherine
Pokemon:
Ledian (Ledy) Male level 28
Moves: Tackle, Supersonic, Comet Punch, Light Screen, Reflect, Safeguard
EG: Psybeam, Silver Wind
HM: Flash, Dig
TM: HP Ground
Why you want to join: Well because I enjoy doing fun stuff like capinges. Its a great oppertunity to have fun and gain some more skills. It sounds interesting and seems to be unique. So since I have a flying pokemon and I know it is going to be good I shall want to join.

Why you chose the Pokemon you're using: I chose Ledy becasue he is my loayl little buggy who dose not get a lot of attion. He was one of my orignal six and is also got a bit negletic after he was used to get my PC. I have had him for a long time since I adopted him from the adoption center around 11 months ago. He was my second pokemon and I never regate adopting him. So I know we have bond even though he is not the best treated pokemon on my team. So I have decided to start treating him better by starting off with giving him a nice adventure in this capinge. Hopefully we can come better friends because of that.

Thanks.

ForeverFlygon
10th November 2005, 3:12 PM
Name: FF, Feera, effeff, you name it =P

Pokemon: Free, Flygon
Free is Feeras starter pokemon, and has accompanied him through all of his journeys. A true friend and a good battler, Free is also a greast flyer. He is often quiet, shy at first, but often eager to make friends. One of his most effective attacks is sneaking up behind his foes with Faint Attack, and then slam into the with a Fly attack combined with Dragonbreath.
Obtained: Starter Pokémon. . . . Gender: Male
Location: Party. . . . . . . . . . . . Level: 45

(HM)Fly, (MT)Rock-Slide, (MT)Double Edge. (TM) HP Fire, (-) Bite, (-) Sand-Attack, (-) Faint Attack, (-) Sand Tomb, (-) Crunch, (-)Dragonbreath, (-)Dig, (49) Sandstorm, (57) Hyper Beam

Why you want to join: When FF, shiny maniac and world famous throughout all of the FB Community, enters a competition without a shiny, that should be enough to let him enter. Yet, there is more. The guy hasn't used his poor Flygon yet, and it has been evolved a whole week. Besides that, he wasn't used that much earlier either, only in a couple of places, but seeing as FF only has shinies on his mind, he tends to care fer them alot. But he wants to prove that he cares, can live alongside, and can battle very well with any other pokemon aswell.

Why you chose the Pokemon you're using: Above, the reason is.
Free hasn't been used much in his current form, and he is absolutely the most willing member of FF's team to prove his willingness, and his flying qualities. He is a very skilled battler, and tends to take it quite easy. He is hard to make angry, and doens't often get the chance to prove himself, but he wishes to, and will whenever possible.

Arc_Angel
10th November 2005, 4:13 PM
This will be fun ^-^

Name: Stacey

Pokemon I choose to use:

Lucius - Lv. 22, male, Shuppet ;353;
Type: Ghost
Classification: Puppet Pokemon
Ability: Insomnia
Nature: Quirky
Obtained: In a trade with Trick-or-Treater
Currently: In Daycare, Out 14/11/05
Held Item: Spell Tag http://upnetwork.net/fb/sprites/items/spelltag.gif

Bio: Stacey had known Lucius for a long time before he became her pokemon. He once belonged to Trick and bore the name Pierre. Trick didn't have room for him on his team any more and Stacey knew that she could not bear to see Pierre go to another trainer and so took him into her team, renaming him Lucius. He has fitted in well within the group and gets on very well with Cadaver - getting more words out of him than anyone else ever. He enjoys being in Stacey's presence having feelings for her since he first saw her. These feelings have since moved onto another Shuppet but he cares for his trainer deeply. He is a mischievous little pokemon always causing trouble, and having fun whilst doing it. He has a Quirky nature and it shows. He enjoys fire and is always playing near it, he like to eat chocolate icecream and is drawn to the moon, enjoying being out at night rather than day.

Evolution: Shuppet ;353; -- Lv. 37 --> Bannette ;354;

Level-Up Moves: Knock off, Screech, Night Shade, Curse, Lv. 25 Spite, Lv. 32 Will-o-Wisp, Lv. 37 Faint Attack, Lv. 44 Shadow Ball, Lv. 49 Snatch, Lv. 56 Grudge
Egg Moves: Disable, Destiny Bond, Foresight, Astonish, Imprison
Move Tutor Moves: Body Slam, Double Edge, Substitute, Mimic, Dream Eater, Thunder Wave, Psych Up, Snore, Icy Wind, Endure, Swagger, Sleep Talk
TM's/HM's: HM Flash

Why I want to join: Okay. For starters I will not say how I have never been in a campaign before and you are my only chance because we all know thats total lies. I have been fortunate to enter some of the recent campaigns over at UPN. This is the first campaign over here at Serebii since my joining and so feels like a monumental mark in its history and I can't help but want to be a part of it. I am one who strives to continually improve herself and seek out new challenges wherever they may arise. By taking part in this campaign I feel I will improve of my RPGing skills, have the chance to get to know some people better and by gosh just have plain and pure fun ^-^

Why did I choose the pokemon I plan on using: Cause he is floaty light! ^-^
Naw really, well what can I say. Lucius is an exceptional pokemon and I feel it is his time to show it. He is a beautiful soul with a energy that shines and makes everyone smile. I feel the need to let him be all that he can be and work his hardest to prove that he is not like all other Shuppets. This will help us to grow together as partners, to develop his interesting personality further and to entertain all those who watch this event with his antics =3 *chocolate on standby*

Waterlight
10th November 2005, 4:42 PM
Just want to say, thankies Josh.
I really appreciate it, and Tropi and I shall have fun. ^_~

Waterlight
10th November 2005, 4:43 PM
Thanks Josh. ^^

Name: Tom Roberts, but often referred to as 'Sai'.

Pokemon: Tropi | Lv. 26
Species: Tropius
Species description: Tropical Dinosaur
Obtained: Trade with SulcataIxlude.
Gender: Female
Moveset: Leer (-), Gust (-), Growth (-), RazorLeaf (-), Stomp (-), SweetScent (-), Whirlwind (27), MagicLeaf (31), BodySlam (37), SolarBeam (41), Synthesis (47)
MTs: None
Egg Moves: Razor Wind
TMs/HMs: Fly, Cut, Flash
Beauty Points: 0
Bio: Tropius is one cheerful dinosaur, and is always willing to help out, whether it be by ferrying the team around, battling enemies or providing Tom with fruity delicasies. Tropius has won multiple contests on making fruit and has been crowned 'The World's Most fruit-bearing Tropius' on multiple occasions.

Why you want to join: I want to join to prove to people that I'm proficient in more then just Water Pok&#233;mon, but also to have fun with Tropi in battles and other opportunities. It'll also be fun for the both of us, and hopefully for everyone else too.

Why you chose the Pokemon you're using: I've been neglecting Tropius lately, and it would be a great chance to utilise it's Flying attacks more. It also deserves to take part since she hasn't really taken part in a big adventure before, whereas most of my Pok&#233;mon have. Tropius has been trained to be graceful, speedy and many other attributes, and deserves to be worthy of the Wings of Seraphim.

Rikku.
10th November 2005, 5:00 PM
Let the fun begin :P Thanks Joshua.

Name: Kaya

Pokemon:

http://www.webpost.net/dr/DrainedHeart/kara.jpg
Kara, Level 18 (F) *Daycare*

Species: Murkrow
Classification: Darkness Pokemon
Type: Dark/Flying
Nature: Sassy
Obtained: Trade with Arnold on 22.04.05

Evolution chain: ;198;

Attacks: -- Peck,(9) Astonish,(14) Pursuit,(22) Haze,(27) Nightshade,(35) Faint Attack,(40) Taunt,(48) Mean Look,

Egg Moves: Drill Peck, Confuse Ray, Featherdance, Mirror Move, Perish Song, Sky Attack, Whirlwind, Wing Attack.

Move Tutor Moves: Double-Edge, Mimic, Substitute, Thunder Wave, Dream Eater

HM/TM Moves: Fly

Why do you want to join?: Firstly, because I've never had a chance to show my potential in Fizzy Bubbles, I've always seemed to miss out on special events. I want to show that I'm a good battler, not neccesarily when I'm using my speciality, which are my Poison Pokemon. Showing I can also command the skies with Kara is important. I'd like to think I'm a good RPer (when I want to be) and this is reflected through updating at the BMG Water Zone. So yeh.. pick me :\

Why you chose the Pokemon you're using: Kara was my second ever pokemon,I obtained her way back in April and I love her to bits. I haven't used her much, and she wants to prove her potential to me and every one else in Fizzy Bubbles. Although underlevelled, Kara has a sassy attitude and loves to be sarcastic. As my only flying pokemon, she can taunt the rest of my party, especially Gaidoku, who often tries to eat her. To put it simply, Kara needs her oppurtunity to shine, as you dont need to be a great big Nidoking or a powerful Arbok to be strong and stand out..

Torkoal Stu
10th November 2005, 5:26 PM
OMG! Thanks Joshua for letting me in, I was really afraid about it. But thanks again ^.^ Also my Xatu will not tell you who will win *asks Xatu and then steals her away with the answer*

Name: Stuart (Or Stu, Tork, Torky (only if you want to die quickly), Torkie, Torkoal, Disco Stu, you get the idea now but nah I didn't want to put my second name, thats ok isn't it?)
Pokemon:

http://www.upnetwork.net/fb/sprites/pn178.gif | Stacey | Female | Level 25 |
Type: Psychic/Flying
Hold Item: None (However she is wearing a pink scarf from a Beauty Contest in the HM, however it does nothing to her stats)
Beauty Points: 0
Evolutions Line: http://www.upnetwork.net/fb/sprites/pn177.gif--Lv.25-->http://www.upnetwork.net/fb/sprites/pn178.gif
Level Up Moves: Peck, Leer, Night Shade, Teleport
Egg Moves: N/A
Move Tutor Moves: Thunder Wave, Mimic
TMs: N/A
HMs: Fly

Why you want to join: Why wouldn't I want to join? It looks like a cool contest and its a chance to use my Xatu, also I want a shot at that Talliow. Also it would be an amazing expirence. And as an FB member I don't get much chances to battle with my pokemon, and this is the perfect chance to use my loverly Xatu Stacey. Finally yeah this could also improve my RP skills some, and i'm always one for improvement. So yeah Joshua pick me and you wont regret it.

Why you chose the Pokemon you're using: Well for one Stacey is very special to me, not by the way I got her though. Just because she's named after a great friend of mine (try to guess which one :o), also I would like to use her in this contest is because when I entered her in a beauty contest is mostly focused on her Psychic abilties, and this would be a great way to test out her flying skills instead. And erm i'm helpful, nice, considerte (sometimes) also i'm active so I wont leave you hanging in the middle of the contest. Finally I would like to use Stacey since when I first got her she was neglected for a while, I used her in the HM but then she was a Natu, so if I use her here she wont be neglected as an Xatu.

Thats the right color right?

Nagashi
10th November 2005, 5:31 PM
Name: James Moon.

Pokemon: Skarmory
Name: Amudon
Type: Steel/Flying
Level: lv.25
Gender: ♂
Location: Active Team
Hold Item: ---
Attacks: Peck, Leer, Sand Attack, Swift, Agility
MT/EM/TM moves: Drill Peck, Pursuit, Counter, Shock Wave, Fury Cutter, Hidden Power (Rock), Sky Attack, Whirlwind, Fly

Why you want to join: In my year of Fizzy Bubbleness, I have never been in a large campaign. And this one really peaks my interest. Although I am not the best RPer, updator, etc., this tournament is just the thing to let me excel in the area I'm the best at: Battling. To prove to everyone that I am a powerful battler who is in harmony with my pokemon (although they'd never admit it) would be an experience for both myself and Amudon to great to pass up.

Why you chose the Pokemon you're using: Amudon, although stuck up and arrogant, embodies everything a flying pokemon should have: Elegance, speed, power and determination. His obsession with his appearance is justified, as you can see when his steel wings take flight, as there is nothing more graceful.

Now, the fun begins. ;)

≈*Virulent Tsunami*≈
10th November 2005, 10:24 PM
Name:
Sheer

Pokémon:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v327/dennison/207gligar.gif
Lv. 10(M), Starter

Poison Sting(learned)
Metal Claw(Egg Move, learned at Move Tutor (http://www.serebiiforums.com/newforums/showthread.php?p=935169#post935169)(paid for with Rare Candy))
Strength(learned at Training Centre (http://www.serebiiforums.com/newforums/showthread.php?p=1172742&posted=1#post1172742))
Sand-Attack(learned at Lv. 6)
Swords Dance(learned at Move Tutor (http://www.serebiiforums.com/showthread.php?p=2280873#post2280873)(paid for with Double Move Tutor Pass)
Rock Slide(learned at Move Tutor (http://www.serebiiforums.com/showthread.php?p=2280873#post2280873)(paid for with Double Move Tutor Pass)
Harden(Lv. 13)
Quick Attack(Lv. 20)
Faint Attack(Lv. 28)
Slash(Lv. 36)
Screech(Lv. 44)
Guillotine(Lv. 52)

Why you want to join:

Gligar, though it is my loyal Starter, is rather underleveled, and could do with some good long battles. Not to mention, I'm a sucker for Special Events:p.

Why you chose the Pokemon you're using:

Gligar is my first Pokémon, and a strong fighter. I trust it completely. It was a choice between it and my Chimecho, and out of the two, Gligar has better Type coverage and a better moveset. Though a few levels lower, I believe it would do better.

I'm surprised I got in o_0. Gligar seemed so underleveled compared to every other Pogeyman. Thanks though ^^;;.

~*CB*~
The 8th Champion

ForeverFlygon
10th November 2005, 10:46 PM
*Steals some of Tropis fruit before sneaking over to the other thread and get bombarded with tomatoes and stuff*
>>
Uh, I'll just stay here for a moment longer.

Thanks for letting me in, now I can finally actually use Flygon instead of just boasting around! Yay! *Dodges brick*

Silver Wind
11th November 2005, 12:52 AM
Name: Matt
;166;
Name: Ledian Sex: Female Level: 19 Beauty Points: 0 Held Item: None
Level Up Moves: Tackle, Supersonic, Comet Punch, Light Screen (24), Reflect (24), Safegaurd (24), Baton Pass (33), Swift (42), Agility (51), Double-edge (60)
Egg Moves: Psybeam, Bide, Silver Wind.
Tutor Moves: Mega Punch, Ice Punch, Swords Dance, Double-edge, Mimic, Subsitute.
TM/HM's: Icy Wind, Flash.
Obtained: Starter.
Current Location: Active.

Why you want to join: I would like to join 'cause this would be my first Fizzy Bubbles Event/Campaign/Tournament I'd ever be in. The Background story was well thought out, and it seems very worth while to be a part of. Other than that, I like to win things. ^_^;

Why you chose the Pokemon you're using: Ledian was my starter and one of my most experienced pokemon. Besides being my favorite pokemon on my team, I'm confident in her current Move Pool. I think I'd go far with her in this tournament.

Wow.. I never thought I'd make it in. o_O; Thanks.

Eon
11th November 2005, 1:02 AM
Name: Eon
Pokemon: Misdreavus, Lv. 11, Female (w/ Spell Tag)
Level Up Moves: Growl, Psywave, Spite, Astonish
Egg Moves: None
Move Tutor Moves: Double-Edge
Training Center Moves: Flash
TM's: None
Why you want to join: This tournament looks really awesome as well as the story behind it. Plus I've been wanting to try and be more active in FB and this would be an excellent way to do that. Finally, I haven't ever participated in a tournament, but I would like to, and, well, this is one ^^
Why you chose the Pokemon you're using: I haven't really used Misdreavus since I got her and I want her to get some experience. I also don't have any other flying Pokemon except Mantine, and they don't fly very well without a body of water to take off from.

Dae~Maker
11th November 2005, 3:19 AM
:: My Name ::
Grey


:: My Pokemon ::
Name: Haruspex the ;163;
Level: Lv.13 (M)
Meeting Place: Trade at Lv.5
Location: Move Tutor for EM Whirlwind
Type: Normal/Flying
Evolution: ;163; --> Lv.20 --> ;164;

~*~
Meeting: Grey traded for this familiar on July 19th. In a trade with joshua, Grey gave up one candy and a Net Ball for him. Grey was just dying for this little guy and he finally got him. Although a hard barginer, joshua relented to trade him and Haruspex is now a part of this odd team.

~*~
Bio: Haruspex, like all his kind, is quiet and calm. He is never rash nor naive in his analysis of the situation. Haruspex was previously owned by a man of the name joshua, but has now come under new ownership with a friend named Grey. Haruspex always watches before he dives into the center of action and Grey appreciates his wise knowledge and ethereal powers that add to this team.
~*~
Natural:
- Tackle
- Growl
L6 - Foresight
L11 - Peck
L16 - Hypnosis
L22 - Reflect
L28 - Take Down
L34 - Confusion
L48 - Dream Eater

TM/HM: Fly, Shadow Ball

MT: Double-Edge, Mimic, Substitute, Dream Eater, Snore, Endure, Mud-Slap, Swagger, Sleep Talk, Swift

EM: Feather Dance, Faint Attack, Mirror Move, Supersonic, Whirlwind, Sky Attack, Wing Attack



:: Why I want to join ::
I want to join so that I can prove myself in such special events. I haven't had the opportunity nor the courage to enter into a competition of this level and it was because I doubted myself. But now, with a competition of this scale and requirements, I feel I finally show myself and others what I can really do. For the sake of my own courage I enter. And, like anyother human, I enjoy competition and the chance of winning a prize.


:: Why I chose who I chose ::
I chose Haruspex because, besides being my only appicable pokemon, he is extremely smart. This owl is a genius and his smarts just might help me, along with his awesomeness! :p But, also, he has not had too much experience in the field and he could possibly gain some through an event such as this.

Joshua - Shadow Brigadier
11th November 2005, 6:16 AM
Thank you all so very much for being so prompt with posting of your registrations. *looks accusedly around for ZJ*

I wanted to wait for everyone to post, but I can easily delete this post when ZJ posts his registration, and then I'll add this post back in afterwards.

Now, allow me to present to you all, the first trial of the Wings of Seraphim:


Trial 1: Creation

The first test is to see how creative you and your Pokemon can be. Each of you has been given a leather backpack, containing two metal rings (6 inches in diameter), a cotton blanket, a glass bottle filled with sand, a plastic rose (your choice of colour), a flag of your country (Australian for Aussie contestants, etc.), and a Ditto Doll. Squeeze the Ditto dolls stomach, and say the name of a Pokemon, and the Ditto doll will transform into a doll of that Pokemon.

Using only these items (you may use the backpack as well), you must create something. However, they are some rules you must follow:
· You cannot break the bottle. If you do, you are disqualified, and gain no points for this trial
· The only objects you as the trainer are allow to touch are the Ditto doll (and that is only to transform it), and any items larger than your Pokemon. The other objects can only be moved by your Pokemon, so I would advise extreme caution when dealing with the bottle.
· The rose must be visible. By visible, I mean it must be able to be seen, no matter what angle you view whatever you create.
· The flag must be able to catch a breeze, and wave. This can be done by your Pokemon, but the flag has to billow when your creation is finished.
· Your Pokemon can be part of the finished creation, but you as a trainer cannot.

You all have 72 hours to create something original. Each creation will be scored out of 100 points, and I expect to see some very original (and perhaps amusing) creations. You submit your creation by posting it in the thread.
Good luck to you all, and I look forward to your creations. Now, begin!

Skrusti
11th November 2005, 9:03 AM
Does the glass bottle have a cap?

The cap is up to you.


Do I need to use everything?

No, you don't have to use everything, though I'll mark it higher if you do.


Do we each receive the items, or is it one backpack with all the items, because you say "You each receive"

You each receive the items.


Are the rings solid, or can they be opened.

Rings are solid.


How big is the flag?

Flag measures 3 inches tall, 6 inches long. Connected to white pole half an inch wide, 12 inches tall.


And since *I* can't touch the items, I assume I can touch my pogie while *it* is touching the items?

Yes, you can, I suppose.


Do you love me Joshua?

I do. I really really do-ooo! =P

Skrusti
11th November 2005, 4:36 PM
Joshua, You might want to extend this since so many people have so many questions.

And I'm thinking I should just forfeit from the contest, I'm more your helper than anything else ._. Bleh. I'll decide for myself soon enough.

Everyone, if you have questions, PM ME.

This way, I can compile them into one large PM and send them on to him.

Good day all, I'll delete this post later.

ZoraJolteon
11th November 2005, 6:20 PM
Never fear, Zora is here!
Name: ZoraJolteon, aka Zora, ZJ
Pokemon:
http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/8503/tropiussquadicon4im.png
I'm pretty sure everything that matters is on there.
Why you want to join: Tropius hasn't seen proper action for years, he's mostly been relegated to the position of carrying monkey. The last time he was the main focus of something important was erm, never, if I remember correctly. All combat he's been involved in is either alongside all my others in campaigns, or boring 1 on 1s. He deserves a time to shine and unleash his true strength. Plus this is a contest, and contests mean prizes. I like prizes *nod nod*
Why you chose the Pokemon you're using: Erm, because I hate my Swablu and it's been reduced to trade fodder? Everything else can't compete.

Joshua - Shadow Brigadier
12th November 2005, 12:40 AM
Joshua, You might want to extend this since so many people have so many questions.

And I'm thinking I should just forfeit from the contest, I'm more your helper than anything else ._. Bleh. I'll decide for myself soon enough.

Everyone, if you have questions, PM ME.

This way, I can compile them into one large PM and send them on to him.

Good day all, I'll delete this post later.



Do you love me Joshua?

I do. I really really do-ooo! =P

*reads above post* *thwaps you* No more glomping for you, it's going to your head.

Ok. The deadline has been extended by another two days, so (it's Saturday 10:37 my time now), the trial entries will need to be finished and posted in 4 days from now.

Joshua

ZoraJolteon
12th November 2005, 9:13 PM
Does emptying the bottle count against you?

Joshua - Shadow Brigadier
13th November 2005, 8:04 AM
Does emptying the bottle count against you?

No.

10charlimit/

Skrusti
13th November 2005, 8:54 AM
I have withdrawn from this, so expect a new entrant soon. Reasons are my own.

Any questions, comments, etc etc. you might have about the tournament, send them to me.

Radical Edward
13th November 2005, 2:57 PM
Hey ya'll ^_^ I've been chosen to replace skrusti*cheering*

Name:Benjamin Maerker,But goes by Ed.
Pokemon:Ciro:Lv.50 Male Masquerain
Level Up Moves:Bubble,Quick Attack,Sweet Scent,Watersport,Gust,Scary Face,Stun Spore,Silver Wind
Other Moves:Flash,Psybeam,Water Pulse
Why you want to join:Well why do you think I want to join?Because this tourny looks pretty Badass and it's just plain creative, plus I want the tailow at the end ^_^ And, if you dont pick me I'll have to disembowl you with a spork!
Why you chose the Pokemon you're using:Well, For one he was my starter pokemon and is therefore the strongest on my team, and for two he's just damn smexay!

Skrusti
13th November 2005, 3:10 PM
Next batch of questions. Here ya go.

Stacey:
Yes, the blanket can be torn.

Yes, your Pokemon can attack the items, as long as the glass bottle remains intact, and the rose and flag remain intact.

Yes, Ditto doll can display whatever emotions you want.

You can choose your background, but keep it realistic.

Yes, that is up to your discretion.
~~~~~~~

SkepticReptile:
Yes, sand can come out of bottle.

Ditto doll can only transform into one Pokemon, and is restricted to the pose you want it to transform into.

Blanket is 3ft long and 4ft wide. Colour is up to you.

No, Ditto doll cannot attack.

Yes, you can hold Swablu while he holds an item.

Yes, backpack is usable.
~~~~~~~~~~~

thed3:
Ditto doll can only transform into one Pokemon, and is restricted to the pose you want it to transform into.
~~~~~~~~~~~

Sai
Answering this to the best of my abilites, but its not the final word, k?

I believe a Razor Wind/Gust would blow the bottle so hard it would hit something and break, but this is an RP, so you can say they did it *very* softly, or something to that effect.

You RP what your create, along with a picture if you want, in the thread. (This is an RP challenge.)

The Ditto Plushie morphs into what you make it morph into. If you tell it to have its hand open (Pogie with hands) then it will do so. Its up to your imagination.

There ya go, answers for your questions.

HakuBlue
14th November 2005, 1:58 PM
After being handed the backpack, Haku quickly began to placing the strange objects on the floor, scattered. Observing the strange objects that were now on the floor, Haku's braing began trying to remember all kinds of items, with different variations, trying to see if any idea would appear. Unfortunately, right as Haku could feel his brain work to the max, he saw a curious look on Cronos, his meditite. Cronos, was still very young, and didn't know of a lot of things, so usually, he'd just grab everything new he saw and play around with it untill it either broke or Cronos just got tired of it. Haku looked at him in the eyes, and gave him a 'touch it and die' look, and it seemed it work, for Cronos quickly hovered right next to him. "I'm sorry Cronos, but right now we really have to be serious, I know you mean well, but if we're going to prove them we are worth it, we can't loose the first round now can we? In the meantime, do a little meditating while I think of something to do, maybe you can help me aswell." The meditite gave a quick and serious nod, and began to fold his legs, and close his eyes, doing what he did best, meditating. Haku once again went into action and began of thinking his arse off all over again. Haku quickly began to panic, until out of no-where an idea imerged. Cronos felt it too, for now he opened his eyes, and awaited further instructions. "Okay Cronos, this is it, I hope that meditating you did for a while might help us with the task." Haku first off all, remembered the first rule, and began to look if he could grab any of the items, there were only three items he was allowed to touch, the rest was up to Cronos. Haku grabbed the flag, and carefully seperated the flag from the pole. He left the flag on the ground, and stuck the pole int the ground, trying to make it sturdy so it wouldn't fall in the floor.Then, he grabbed the ditto doll and quickly snapped "Dragonair! With serious look and a wound in the middle of his torso, and with open mouth" He looked at the new doll, who glowed until it began to look like a real dragonair. He grabbed the doll and placed it ontop of the pole, placing it where the "wound" was, horizontally. He looked over at Cronos, now it was his turn to do a little something of his for the object. "Cronos, listen to me very carefully, use confusion to tear up the blanket into half, and cover the two rings individually with the half-blankets.After that, I want you to grab a string of leather from the backpack and sew the rings with the blankets, making sure that they'll stey together and that three loops are formed per ring.As Haku quickly looked at Cronos and his dedication to the test, he quickly began to grow proud of his little guy, a tear came down from his eye, a tear of joy.As soon as finished, Cronos placed the rings into the ground."Ok Cronos, use meditate again, and rest a little, I'll need you to do a little bit more, but soon it'll be over." After some minutes, Haku's voice once again was heard out loud "Allright, I want you 8 strings of leather from the backpack. 6 of the strings should be thinner while the other two should be thicker. Then, tie the 6 thin strings to the rings, 3 strings per ring, you can make nots if necessary, remember that's what the loops were stiched for. Now attach the striged-rings to the mouth and tail of the plushy, you don't have to use confusion, you can just do it manually.Looking at the leftover items, Haku quickly began to get excited, he was almost done, and soon, he could finally feel relieved. As soon as he saw Cronos finished once again, Haku began saying the last commandment "Ok, we're geting closer, soon we'll be able to sit back and relax. But for now, I want you to use confusion to attach the left over string to the flag, and into the mouth and tail of the dragonair, but make sure you tie them with the other strings aswell. If the strins aren't long enough, tear up another strings and tie them together, and continue with the rest. As soon as you finish, take out the sand and place it into one of the rings, while you gently place the bottle on the other ring. Then, finally, I want you to Grab the blue rose and stick it on the top of the dragonair's back, where everyone can see it.Cronos once again set into action, and as soon as he finished, he quickly leapted over his trainer's arms, very weary. Haku caught his pokemon, and holded him like a baby, just like always. Finally, Haku got out of the way, and told everyone what his creation was. With a loud voice he said,"Cronos and I have created a scale, that can of course show the difference weights between objects. I chose the scales because it's not only my zodiac sign, but because it represents justice in my eyes. Now as you can see, the bag lowers and waves to the side in which the object holds more weigh, representing the balance or difference between good and evil." As soon as he finished, both Haku and Cronos gave a small relief sigh, and quickly sat down, observing at the rest of his competitors.

Waterlight
14th November 2005, 5:12 PM
Tom placed the strange selection of items around him as he thought through a creative yet graceful plan. He stroked Tropi's neck as she cooed then started blowing a strong yet careful gust at the bottle.

"Bloody 'ell, Tropi, be careful!" Tom screamed as she dropped hold of the bottle. The dinosaur frowned then laid down and drank from a bowl of Orange Juice Tom had laid out previously.

Tom picked up the Ditto Plushie and observed it carefully. He needed an idea which would be original when he remembered the friendship between Beaufarii and Rattata, and how it could be implemented. He transformed the Ditto doll into a Rattata, much like Tom Junior, with a paw ready to hold something, it's mouth opened and a cheesy grin fixed on it's face. Tom smiled back then sighed.
"I'll get you back one day, boy..."

He had a sudden idea which reflected the good and joyful times in his life. He had Trop rip the blanket into 2 wing shaped pieces with her mouth and hold them onto the bottle, while placing a ring down the bottle's neck to hold/tuck the 'wings' in place. She emptied the bottle of it's sandy contents with a vine then placed it to the side of her.

"Tropi, use your Razor Leaf to create some leaves for me to use," Tom requested as enough leaves to fill the bottle fluttered down, almost like a pack of eloquent butterflies. Tropi grabbed them and stuffed them in the bottle.

She placed the British flag in the hands of the plushie who accepted the flag willingly so to speak. He ordered Tropius to send a strong yet careful gust which held the glass bottle in the air and blew the flag along as the folds in it rippled in the wind. The wings of the butterfree bottle fluttered as it danced on the air. Tropius finished off the display by placing the rose into the mouth of the Rattata plushie.

Tom smiled somewhat sorrowfully as he admired the display's beauty and the good times it represented...

Rikku.
14th November 2005, 8:23 PM
Kaya stood in the center of the stadium, with Kara sat upon her shoulder. The two of them were deathly silent, feeling their stomachs twist and turn in nervousness.. Kaya looked at her Pokemon and smiled faintly as all of a sudden, Kara spread her wings and took to the air. Whilst letting Kara build up her steam, Kaya walked forward with the leather backpack she had received, spreading its contents across the ground, she began to ponder as to what she could create alongside Kara. Kara swooped down to hover over Kaya's head as thoughts crossed her mind.. Well.. I could use Kara's Sassy nature to my advantage, afterall she may be small, but god damn, she could taunt the backside off the biggest flying pokemon in existance..

Kaya suddenly clapped her hands together and a grin spread across her face, she looked at the Ditto plushie and picked it up, she held it close to her chest as she whispered and squeezed its stomach, "Rayquaza..In the most fierce and intimidating pose, ensuring his small arms are outstretched and his mouth is wideeee open.." She stood back as the plushie began to glow and began to snake upwards, filling the stadium with the huge form of a Rayquaza. Kaya gasped, never had she seen a Rayquaza in real life, its grand and majestic form inspired her as Kara lowered herself back onto Kaya's shoulder and looked up then looked at her trainer with a confused look.

The stage had been set, now all they had to do was humilate this Rayquaza.. and batter it's pride. Firstly Kaya carefully handed the bottle to Kara, who grasped it in her talons, but as gently as she can without smashing it or dropping it. "Kara, I want you to fly all the way to Rayquaza's head. Tip the sand into a pile on it's head and then come back down for the Black Rose, then go back up and plant it in the sand to hold it steady.." Kara then nodded as she carefully made her way to the top, pouring the sand with extra care as to not smash the bottle.. She then descended and handed Kaya the bottle as she took the Black Rose in her beak and flew up, single black feathers shedding from her wings. Landing on its head, she majestically poses and places the rose in the pile of sand, making it visible to all in the stadium.

Kaya then eyed the rings and grinned, Kara then cawed loudly, desperate to see what her trainer has planned. Kaya then motioned the black bird over to her and whispered into her ear. Kara's eyes lit up as she took the rings in her beak and once again, flew up to Rayquazas mouth, and looked at the huge fangs in there. She then skillfully threw one of the rings up into the air and then caught it in her claw. She then proceeded to throw the other in her beak onto Rayquaza's bottom left fang.. A sort of hoopla game. Kara cawed happily at acheiving a hit and then proceeded to pick up the other ring from her claw and throw it again with her beak, the ring missing the bottom right fang and plummeting down and landing on to one of Rayquaza's claws, it spinning and then settling. Kara let out let another triumphant caw and looked down at her trainer, a grin formed on her beak, if thats at all possible!

The last thing was the blanket. Kaya looked at it, it was a pristine white. Like a blanket you'd give to a toddler as a comforter.. Kara then grinned as Kaya held it tight in her hands, "Ok Kara, use Drill Peck, lets rough this blanket up!" Kara then took to the sky and began to spin like a drill, she then flew into the blanket, creating a mangled hole right in its center. Kaya then joked, "Aw... look. Rayz' blankie got ripped!" Kara then cawed and took the blanket and dropped it into Rayquaza's huge mouth, the blanket falls and then hangs off one of Rayquazas fangs.. Kara then cawed loudly as Kaya commented, "That blankie is Rayz' most favourite thing, he can't sleep without it you know!" Kara laughed loudly as she swooped down to Kaya to recieve her final commands..

Finally, the flag.. Kaya decided to make it simple by asking Kara to place it into Rayquaza's poised claws. Kara took the flag into her claws and swooped up and simply slotted it into Rayquaza's claws, then gave a slight flap of her black wings to make it billow, signalling the end of the creation; a Rayquaza stripped of its pride by a tiny blackbird named Kara. Kara then grinned as she flew directly into the center of Rayquazas face, landing on its face and turning her back to him, and then shaking her small backside, as if to say, "How'd you like that? Not so majestic now eh?!" Kaya grinned as her small pokemon taunted the fake Rayquaza and muttered, "Well, she does tend to get carried away.." and then burst into laughter at her pokemon, bringing back all the happy and frustrating memories that her experiences with Kara as her pokemon have brought her..

ZoraJolteon
14th November 2005, 9:32 PM
Grabbing his Friend Ball from his belt, Zora tossed it in front of him, his faithful partner exploding in a burst of pale green light as his massive form took shape. "Right Tropius, let's get to work!" Zora said enthusiastically. "Erm, so. Any ideas?"
"Suuu!" Tropius cooed positively. Suddenly flinging his neck out, he released a single Magical Leaf. Guided by its mystic enchantments, Tropius skillfully manuvered it towards the bottle, slicing straight through the cork stopper and embedding itself before disintigrating into nothingness. Plodding over towards the bottle, Tropius gently closed his mouth around its bottom, and lifted it up, shaking it so the two halves of the cork fell out, followed by a torrent of sand. Placing the bottle back down on the ground, Tropius launched another Magical Leaf, this one turning in a loop like a boomerang, and scraping along Tropius' chin, slicing off two of his fruits. Lowering his neck towards the floor, he picked them up and began chewing, spitting out the pips in an extremly crude version of bullet seed. Once they were finally fully softened, he leaned over the bottle, and a trickle of yellow juice emerged from between his lips. Well, he didn't actually have lips. A beak would probably be the closest word. As the liquid began to fill the bottle, a familiar smell wafted towards Zora's nose, and he understood what his Pokemon was planning.
"Oooh, Al-key-hol." he observed.
"Roo, roo!" came the reply.
"So, we have alcohol. Now all we need is a drunk. Captain Beer!" he announced, squeezing the doll. After a few seconds of nothingness, Zora suddenly realised his mistake. "His secret identity is a Marshtomp." Instantly, the doll began to change it's shape. "Now, all good superheroes need a cape, don't they Tropius?"
"To to" Tropius oblidged, taking the tips of the blanket, he pulled them around the Marshtomp's neck. Lacking the necessary opposable thumbs to tie a knot in the cape, he stared blankly for advice at his trainer.
"Try attaching it with some tendrils." Zora suggested. Understanding, he swung his neck out once again, this time releasing a small Seed, which penetrated the Marshtomp doll's neck, and extended a small network of vines, entangling the cape corners and binding them effortlessly. Had the Marshtomp of had any energy to begin with, it probably would of been Leeched by now. Seeking to further accessorise his toy, Tropius grabbed the metal rings, and slid them up the arms of the doll, to create some shiny shoulder pads. Grabbing the English flag, he then positioned it in the doll's palms, as it's hand clamped around the pole. Repeating this procedure, the bottle of liquid was soon in Marshtomp's other hand, the mouth pressed against Captain Beer's lips. Staring at the remaining items, Tropius very gently picked up the Rose, making use of another Leech Seed to bind it to the top of the flagpole.
"Piii" he gestured, his creation finally complete. Captain Beer sat on the ground, flag of justice in the one hand, inebriating bevredge in the other waiting to be judged.

≈*Virulent Tsunami*≈
14th November 2005, 11:01 PM
Sheer goggles at the items placed before him. Around him, people and Pokémon fiddle with the same items, producing different results. Sheer stares at Gligar, unsure of what to do. Thinking hard, Sheer stares down at the sand in the bottle.

He was fairly sure it will not be of any help in the bottle. But how to manipulate it so that it will be decorative and eye-catching? Obviously, the answer was in the Pokémon doll he chose to make. But what could he make that would go along with the sand? Sheer decides on a Weepinbell.

He squeezes the Ditto doll and says clearly, "Weepinbell, vine curled, mouth open, hungry expression." The Ditto gives a small squeak and morphs into a realistic Weepinbell, with its mouth open and a waxy saliva-like stuck to its broad lip. Its vine is tightly coiled.

"Gligar, grab the bottle and dump the sand out," Sheer orders. Gligar dumps the sand to the ground, and clumsily molds it into a small hill with its claws. Gligar grabs the Weepinbell doll, and struggles with it; Gligar is only slightly bigger than the Weepinbell.

Eventually, Gligar floats above the sand, and places Weepinbell on top. Just as Sheer had hoped, the sand holds Weepinbell's round body in place.

"Gligar, put the rose into the bottle." Gligar grunted, and grabs the rose gently. He drops it into the bottle. The blue rose drops against the side, peaking out the top.

"OK, now move the bottle so that it's in front of Weepinbell and the sand," Sheer instructs. Gligar obliges, and scoots the battle delicately in front of Weepinbell.

Sheer smiles in satisfaction, but then notice the flag and rings. Those would be difficult to work with. Sheer then remembers why he made the vine curl in the first place.

"Gligar, try to wedge that Italian flag into the vine," Sheer suggests. Gligar grabs it by the plastic stick, and grabs Weepinbell's vine with the other claw. It pulls the vine open slightly, and wiggles the stick into the opening. Gligar flutters its wing experimentally. The flag waves proudly, just as Sheer had expected. There were still the rings, though.....A stroke of inspiration strikes Sheer.

"Gligar," he says, eyes alight, "Pull Weepinbell down a bit, and loop the rings around its leaves." Gligar obeys, pushing Weepinbell back. Gligar fumbles over the rings for a moment, but then gets a hold on one. Gligar flies over, and curls Weepinbell's 'arm'. He slips the ring around it. Within a few minutes, the other leaf goes through the same process.

"OK, now dig the ring bottoms into the ground, but make sure the leaves are visible." Sheer watches closely as Gligar shoves the rings awkwardly into the sand. Eventually, Gligar completes the task, and Sheer believes the scene looks as it should.

Weepinbell, restrained and hungry, is eyeing the appetizing rose longingly. The flag, though, is just an added touch to the scene, as no living Pokémon would find a plastic stick with fabric attached appetizing.

Sheer pats Gligar appreciately on the head, and then awaits judgement.


~*CB*~
The 8th Champion

Arc_Angel
14th November 2005, 11:24 PM
Stacey stood still, looking down at the pile of mismatched items before her. Lucius was also contemplating the items, getting a closer look at them. She sighed and rubbed a hand down her face in exasperation at the task set before her. It seemed very confusing and both human and ghost were more that a little bewildered as to what to make from the random items. She knew her instructions vividly having read over them several times. Holding the paper in her hand she read over them once more, just to make sure.

“So, I can only touch items large than you and the Ditto doll, you’ll have to move everything else,” Stacey said out loud to her Shuppet who was currently floating through the objects in question. Stacey felt sweat form on her brow and rolled her eyes. “This will be hard, your lack of appendages doesn’t help any.” Lucius stopped playing and looked at her with horror and started to madly look around.

“What are you doing,” she cried out at him.
“Shuppet shup, shuppet shup! Shuppet pet shup pet?” (My appendages, I lost them! What’s an appendage?)
Stacey cried out and sat on the ground pouting.
“Were doomed I tell ya. There’s no way we can do this.” She said lying down looking up to the ever darkening sky. Lucius floated over to Stacey with the Red Rose in his mouth and twirled around winking at her. She laughed and sat back up.
“You can always make me laugh, got that from Imp eh. Your right, we are here for fun, so we’ll do that if nothing else. I’m sure there is something we can make. Lucius float over to the backpack would ya”. Lucius did just that and Stacey could clearly see that he was smaller than that. She stood up, brushing herself up and picked up the backpack, she opened it up and emptied its contents on the ground. Lucius place the Red Rose on the ground with them and they both counted their inventory.

“Hmm, well we have a Red Rose, an England Flag, Two Metal Rings, a glass bottle filled with sand and a white blanket. I can hold the blanket but you’ll be carrying the rest luv.” Lucius nodded and Stacey picked up the blanket separating it from the rest, putting it next to the Ditto doll. She sat down crossed legged whilst trying to think of something original and interesting to create. Lucius took a meditative pose also. Suddenly they both looked up and looked to one another grinning slightly.

“Are you thinking what I’m thinking luv?” Stacey asked her Ghost who nodded his head enthusiastically. Stacey got back up and surveyed her surroundings. She has chosen a cliff top as it gave a most gorgeous view of the sea below and gave a lovely warm breeze that tossed her hair about. The night was drawing and and would set the background for their creation. Turning around she could see a forest behind her, through where she came to be up here. She grabbed the backpack and placed it to one side.

“If we are thinking alike, then we can use all the items bar the backpack” Lucius nodded and danced around the items he had to move. Stacey bent down and picked up the Ditto Doll and placed it a short distance away from the edge of the cliff, far enough to be safe but close enough to catch a good breeze. They would need to transform the Ditto Doll into the right pokemon, but which one. They both thought through several different pokemon in their heads before Lucius got extremely excited, believing to have the pokemon they needed in mind. He whispered it to Stacey and she smiled slowly, agreeing with his choice. She walked up to the Ditto doll, bent down and pressed its tummy and whispered to it.

“Transform into a Primeape. You need to have both arms out in front of you with your palms slightly open.” When she released the Doll it glowed white as its shape began to change. The glowing finally stopped and they had a mad looking Primeape in front of them, its arms held out in front of it and its palms slightly open. The two smiled at their work and Lucius took to the opportunity to taunt the doll, making Stacey roll her eyes. Stacey went and retrieved the white blanket and held it up in front of the Primeape doll, measuring it. Getting it in the right place she dug her nails into it, trying to rip some holes. She was struggling some and so looked over to her pokemon who had begun to back up. She held the blanket to the side of her and waved it like she fighting a bull. Lucius grinned and speed towards the blanket, hitting it, his horn piercing the fabric. He wiggled around a little and managed to dislodge himself.

“Shuppet shup, petpet,” (Again, I wanna do that again). Stacey grinned and held up the blanket once more. Lucius once again flew into it piercing it with his horn. Looking at their work, Stacey gave one last smile before she threw the blanket over the doll, covering it wholly. The two holes made fit perfectly over its eyes, the black beady orbs showing from them. Lucius quickly made two smaller holes over where the Primeape’s open fists were.

“Hmm now we need to get those metal rings over its arms. Lucius do you think you can … Lucius!” Stacey said alarmed as Lucius had one of the large metal rings round his head and was haphazardly flying around. “Careful where you go Lucius,” Stacey exclaimed upon seeing him nearly go over the edge of the cliff. He regained in balance in the air and flew straight towards the doll. Stacey thought for sure that he was going to knock it over, but he fazed right through the doll, leaving the metal ring over its arm, and phased back through again. Stacey stood still in shock before laughing. She had forgotten that Lucius could pass through objects. Lucius was very pleased with his work and performed the same manoeuvre on the other arm, leaving the metal band over the blanket-covered arm.

“Well then, that leaves us the flag and rose, Lucius dear, would you do the honours”. Lucius bowed and picked up the rose with his mouth, floated over to the blanket-covered Primeape. He gently placed it in the small hole in the blanket, slipping into the gap in the Primeape’s hand. He did the same for the white and red England flag placing it in the other hole over the hand. They both could be seen from all angles Stacey surmised as she walked around their blanket-covered doll, as she had made sure the arms were the right height. Stacey saw that that just left the bottle filled with sand.

Stacey found that she was stuck with this last piece, what could they do with it. Her thoughts were broken by the sounds of her Shuppet angrily struggling with something. Turning she saw that he had the point of his head stuck in the bottle, the sand starting to trickle down the gap on down on to his face. He was flying upside down trying to dislodge the bottle and Stacey almost wept at this.

“Please don’t break it Lucius, our work will be ruined if you do.” Lucius stopped his frantic shaking at the bottle slid slowly to the ground and rolled onto its side, the sand sliding out onto the floor. Stacey sighed a breath of relief as the bottle remained intact. Lucius frowned and sorrowfully apologised before an idea struck him. He pushed the bottle away leaving the sand on the ground. He dusted them into small piles and Stacey looked on in confusion. He blew a light and gentle Icy Wind on top of the piles freezing the sand particles together, dusting them into round balls with the billowing skirt he had. Once he had finished he gave a ‘ta da’ proudly admiring the sand balls.

“Erm and they would be?” Stacey asked her Shuppet who gave her a look of indignation.
“Shuppet petpet petshup.” (Balls of chocolate, well … made up ones)
Stacey examined the round sand balls and smiled before chuckling to herself.

“Look more like … no they’re fantastic Lucius well done, very good chocolate balls. Just don’t try and eat them okay”.

Lucius gave Stacey a quick glare before ‘dusting’ the balls back into the glass bottle before standing it up carefully with his horn, placing it in front of the Primeape doll.

“Well we have our Ghost imitator with his … bottle of chocolate goodies. Well done Lucius, I think we can safely say that no one will have made anything like this. Now to name our piece, how about A tribute to all bad Halloween costumes?” Stacey asked.

“Shuppet pet shup shup petshup shuppet petpet shup.” (A tribute to all bad BRITISH Halloween costumes) he added.

Ghost and human looked to one another before bursting out laughing, their silent Primeape doll dressed as a Ghost, its costume and flag billowing in the breeze stood for all to see and judge.

Skrusti
14th November 2005, 11:44 PM
I'm going to say only one thing to you all.

Please, try not to edit your posts. This is to prevent cheating (I.E. copy an idea >>) as I'm sure Joshua will agree with me.

I know most of you, and those I know I know wouldn't cheat, but be fair guys >>

However, until Joshua posts, you are free to edit to your heart's content, because he has the final say.

Joshua - Shadow Brigadier
15th November 2005, 12:09 AM
I'm going to say only one thing to you all.

Please, try not to edit your posts. This is to prevent cheating (I.E. copy an idea >>) as I'm sure Joshua will agree with me.

I know most of you, and those I know I know wouldn't cheat, but be fair guys >>

However, until Joshua posts, you are free to edit to your heart's content, because he has the final say.

I quite agree with Skrusti. Both in the fact that we know you guys won't cheat, but yes, editing = bad. I'm not marking on spelling and grammar (so long as I can read it and understand it), so don't worry bout typos.

We have six out of sixteen entries so far, so thanks to those who posted. The official dealine will be 24 hours from this post, and anyone who doesn't post their entry (or doesn't send me a damn good reason why) within that time will get 0 for this trial.

Joshua

Latias10
15th November 2005, 12:22 AM
Catherine gentaly empited the items out of the backpack and onto the ground. She stared at what was before her. Two metal rings, a coten blanket, a glass bottle filled with sand, a orange plastic rose, a Canadian Flag and a Ditto doll. And of course her cool little bugy Ledy. She stared at each of the items as she wondered what she was going to create. She looked at Ledy who was hovering in the air and saw that he was also thinking. An odd idea suddenly poped into her head.

"I got an idea," she shouted while jumping up into the air.

Ledy stared at her in wonder and she then embarsed went back to sitting on the ground. But in what order should she do it? She wondered as she looked at the mand items. She noded her head as she decided that the Ditto would be used last since she knew exactly what she would use it for. She then decided that she would start with the blanket since it was the bass of her creation.

"Ledy take the blanket and place it flat away from the other items," Catherine told her bug type pokemon."Also sprinke the sand from the bottle onto the blanket to give it a beachy effect," Catherine added in.

Ledy noded with a smile as he realized what his trainer was doing. He flew over to the blanket and picked it up. He looked around and found a nice place to put it. He then picked up the bottle filled with sand and the orange rose and flew to the blanket with it. Catherine wondered what he was doing with it. He carefully poured the sand out of the bottle and all over the blanket he then placed the bottle down in the sand. He then put the rose in the bottle and Catherine understanded what he was doing. There was now a rosed picked from somewhere and placed in the bottle for enjoyment. It was not to original but she had no use for the bottle or the rose.

"Great idea since I had no clue what I was going to do with them. I have an idea for the flag but not for the rings you got any?" Catherine asked her pokemon.

Ledy shruged and then flew over to the rings and started to play with them to see if he could think of something. He then put one to each eye and looked at Catherine. It then came to Catherine that dose rings could be used as glasses. Actully sunglasses.

"Perfect. Dose will make great sunglasses for you Ledy. Now take the Canadian flag and put it in a spot where it will catch a breez. Remeber it has to be near the blanket," Catherine said to her pokemon in a happy tone.

Ledy blinked at his trainer not beileving that his fooling around had acutly helped them. He then flew to the air with the two rings on his arm. He grabbed the flag and flew over to where the blanket was. He flew around it trying to find the best place to place it. After around a minute of searching he placed the flag in the ground. He then carfully put himself on the blanket and place the two rings on his eyes. One over each.

Catherine stood up and went over to where the Ditto doll was. She bent down and picked it up. She then walked over to the blanket which was only a few steps away.

"Transform into a Solrock hover one feet in the air over Ledy," Catherine whispered in the Ditto doll as she squeezed it. The Ditto doll then began to transonform into a Solrock. Catherine let it go when it was fully transformed. It then floated over Ledy and her creation was compleat.

It was a pokemon wearing sunglasses on a blanket at the beach, with a rose in a bottle and a Canadian flag beside it. There was also a sun above it. It was a lame idea but it was all she could think of. She hoped she did okay with her creation.

~Jupitol~
15th November 2005, 12:40 AM
No editing, gotcha. My original idea was a fake Articuno that supplied blankets to people lost in the mountains. But the Ditto doll can't move.

Justin looked at the various items, trying to think of how to combine them. Jeremy, who was becoming quite anxious, polished the glass bottle with his fluffy wings. Justin had an idea in his mind, but wasn’t quite sure how to execute it. He wanted to create a memorial in honor of one of his old pokemon. But who should he choose? He thought back for a while. Bellsprout was his first capture, and this capture symbolized Kimberly’s ability to fight to her limit. Sandshrew was a similar experience, but Kimberly had to dodge poison for a long amount of time. He didn’t even think of his Electrike, Melissa. Justin knew that none of those pokemon made sense. All they showed him was that Kimberly was an incredible battler.

Justin grabbed the Ditto doll and squeezed its stomach. It transformed into a beautiful Girafarig, reminding Justin of Joanna. The Girafarig stood tall, its left hind leg pushing the backpack into the ground, symbolizing her newly attained independence. In addition, the metal rings went through Girafarig’s two front feet. Jeremy poured the sand from the bottle onto the leather backpack, almost making it invisible. Justin wondered what Jeremy planned to do next.

First, Jeremy polished the doll until it glistened in the sunlight. Justin was touched by this gesture, as Joanna was the most beautiful pokemon Justin ever had.

Following the beautiful polish, the Swablu lifted up the blanket and covered Girafarig with it. He wanted to make sure that she would be well protected from the outside world. A tear slipped down Justin’s face. To think, at this point in time, Joanna was sitting in a pokemon adoption center waiting for the perfect trainer, one that would always be just beyond her reach.

Next, Jeremy lifted up the American flag and stuck it into Girafarig’s mouth (the darker head). The flag faced down, but still danced in the breeze. Justin thought it looked ridiculous, but he believed in Jeremy and his decision. On the other (cuter) head, Jeremy stuck the rose, which was a pearly pink, above Girafarig’s ear. Justin loved this, as it truly reflected Joanna’s girl fashion sense.

Now, Jeremy was left with a glass bottle (which had been emptied of sand). He picked it up and put it down on the blanket. No matter where Joanna went, she would always be carrying a reminder of her former trainer.

“Now that is a truly amazing work of art.” Justin cried with joy. “I wish the best for Joanna.” The Joanna Memorial was complete. He remembered the day in mid September, that amazing day when he and Girafarig first met. He couldn’t believe she was gone now. Justin was in awe of the stature as the judges circled the field…

Dae~Maker
15th November 2005, 3:34 AM
Grey stares openly upon the grassy dunes of Fizzytopia. Now entered into the extraordinarily rare Wing of Seraphim contest, he couldn’t help but wonder at the first competition. The backpack hanging off his right shoulder was light, but it seemed to weigh heavily upon his mind. With Haruspex on his left arm and the backpack safely strapped to him, Grey sets off towards the beach, where the grassy knolls meet into the glorious ocean.

Upon arriving at the beach, Grey could not believe his eyes. The normally white sand was light afire with orange from the setting sun. The ocean, so calm and resolute, could be heard like crisp morning bells. The slightest sea breeze brushed against Haruspex’s feathers, making him shiver with Nature’s touch. It seemed perfect, this location, and so Grey set down the backpack right where the grassy plains started to turn to a luscious bed of sand.

“Ok boy, I’m gonna need your help with this competition. It was made for you and you know it, deep down in your feathered little body. This is a marking on our creativity and excellence, so let us see what we can come up with. We can show these guys. Now, I have this wonderful idea, I think anyway, which is perfect for the beach. I know you can help me make it great,” says Grey confidently to his little owl. After a few minutes of conversation, Haruspex gives a slight hoot! Of acceptance and they set to work.

Opening up the backpack, Grey finds a myriad assortment of items. Being careful with the bag, as he saw a glass bottle inside, Grey slowly turns out the contents onto the soft sand into a nice pile. Then, remembering the rules, he removes the sand colored blanket and the plushie from the pile, the only two things he may touch. With that, he and Haruspex begin their first assignment.

Grey, taking the cottony, cream-tinged blanket, flips it open form the folds and lays it out flat upon the sand. The natural curves in the beach surface give the blanket dune-like structures and the color makes it blend in. Then, taking the Ditto plushie, Grey tells it to turn into something perfect for the setting, a model toy light house. The plushie, under its orders, turns into an alabaster light house, about six feet tall, with a five translucent panes holding up a roof with a small attachment hole in the top. The five panes give support to the roof, but there is one pane missing. In its stead there is an opening to the inside of the lighthouse and there is no light bulb inside.

“Perfect,” murmurs Grey as he begins, now, to order Haruspex, “Ok, boy it’s your turn. First and easiest, take that flag pole with the American flag and attach it to the notch on the top of the lighthouse. It should be a perfect fit, like Lego pieces.”

Daintily, Haruspex flies over to the American flag. Then, with amazing control, he picks up the flag by its foot long, white pole in his talons. Flying over to the top of the light house, Haruspex affixes, with a twist of his body, the flag’s pole to the notch in the roof of the house. With a bird’s grunt, the Athenian totem then lands back next to the pile.

“Good job, boy. Now, it’s my turn again.”

Taking the leather stressed backpack from the pile, another thing Grey could carry, he turns to the light house. Placing the backpack against the base of the structure, Grey slightly turns it to appear as if it had washed up onto the shore.

“Ok, Haruspex, fly over here, gently, with that vile of sand.”

Coming back to attention, Haruspex picks up the vile, with as much care as he did the flag, and hovers by Grey’s shoulder.

“Ok, boy, this is what you do. Land on my shoulder and balance on one foot; you should be fairly good at that. The, take your other talon, and hold the bottle while you work the stopper off with your beak. It won’t be hard for you because you are a bird and have specially designed feet for that, like those fantasy animals called parrots. Then, take the bottle and empty the sand out upon the backpack, making it look like it is sand encrusted.”

After listening very closely to Grey, Haruspex begins to understand. Balancing on Grey’s shoulder and maneuvering the bottle to have the stopper face towards the sky, Haruspex turns down and wedges the cork off. Then, lifting off Grey’s shoulder, Haruspex carries the bottle over the backpack, empting almost all the fine sand out.

“Alright, almost done. Now, all there is left are the metal rings, the roses, and what to do with the bottle. Haruspex, I want you to gently set down the bottle in onto the mounds of the blanket, like it was imbedded in the sand. In fact, find a rather dense patch of sand on the blanket and set it into that, at a slight angle, if you can manage. Just don’t drop it or break it.”

Haruspex, faintly amused at his trainers’ antics, lowers gently to hover above the ground, near a small mound of glistening sand. Haruspex then places the bottle and slightly nudges in into the sand with his dexterous talons. It looks perfect in the owl’s excellent perception.

“Ok, now for the finishing touches. Haruspex, take the beautiful yellow rose and nudge it up against the flag pole so that it curves away and shimmers in the sunlight. Then, take the two metal rings and place them inside the lighthouse on top of each other. You’ll fit inside so don’t worry and, you might want to carry the rings atop each other to start with; it will be easier that way.”

Haruspex nods and goes off to complete those last two tasks. Picking up the rose with his beak, Haruspex flies over to the top of the lighthouse, yet again, and squeezes the flower’s stem into the reaming space in the socket. It stands out perfectly; out at a slight angle and yet up to catch the setting sun. Then returning to the pile, the Hoothoot stacks the two rings on top of each other with an odd flutter-hop and sets off towards the lighthouse.

After Haruspex had squeezed his feathers through the hole, he situates the two rings to match up, but upon exiting, Grey says:

“Hold on there, little man. I got one more thing for you to do. You see, it’s a light house, but it’s got no bulb. And, even if it did, the bulb couldn’t move around like a real lighthouse. That’s where you come in. Haruspex, you have to use your Foresight while rotating your grip around the top rings, like walking funny. The rings give you more height in the chamber and they also provide grips for you to scuttle on. Let’s show them how “bright” you really are!”

With a whoop of triumph, Grey steps back form his leviathan creation. There it stood, a miniature lighthouse with a Hoothoot bulb, giving off a red light to all approaching ships. The flower stood out, beautiful in the setting sun and the sea breeze made the American flag billow with grace. The backpack, sand and glass bottle completed the ambiance of a lover come home to find the castaway note of her beloved. Hoping, some day to find him, she has set the light aflame and kept it running all this time. Grey, watching his little bird waddle on the rings, making light for all to see, could not help but be proud in the genius and beauty of this little bird.

Eon
15th November 2005, 6:28 AM
*Teaching Misdreavus my TM Psychic (Obtained here (http://www.upnetwork.net/vb/showpost.php?p=183373&postcount=26))*

“All right, Misdreavus, let’s get to work.” Eon siad as he released his Pokemon. Staring at the items, Eon decided to start off with something simple. “Misdreavus, use Psychic to tear a part of the blanket off, form it into a pouch, then levitate the sand out of the bottle and put it into the pouch.” Misdreavus nodded, and the items glowed blue as she followed Eon’s orders. “Great, now tear off another piece of the blanket and tie it around the pouch to keep it from spilling.” Misdreavus performed another Psychic attack, doing what Eon had asked.

“That looks good,” Eon said, obseving what Misdreavus had created. “Now spread the rest of the blanket on the ground. Misdreavus nodded and did so, placing the pouch with sand on it afterwards. “Now Psychic the rose into the pouch.”

After that was done, Eon surveyed the rest of the items. There were still the rings, the bottle, the doll, the backpack, and the flag. After a few seconds, Eon snapped his fingers. “I got it! Misdreavus, levitate the bottle right next to the pouch and stick the flag into it.” Misdreavus’ eyes glowed blue as she once again used Psychic. “Great. Now put the rings over the bottle and pouch, then slide one to the bottom and one to the middle. This should keep them from falling.”

After that, Eon looked at the Ditto Doll and the backpack. Walking over, Eon squeezed the doll, causing it to turn into a fairly large Pidgeot. Eon then told Misdreavus to Psychic the backpack a few feet away from the contraption, then to place the Pidgot doll on top of it. Once she had finished that, Misdreavus telekinetically moved Pidgeot’s wings back and forth quickly, causing a brisk breeze to emit from them and blow the flag around. Eon smiled, hoping what he had created would fit all the requirements.

Torkoal Stu
15th November 2005, 7:27 PM
Ah crap, well Joshua Skrusti and i'm having computer troubles and i'll try to get on as much as possible, but I dont have enough time to do the current event (:(). But if i'm still in the contest after this event, i'll try to get more time. Its just this week is a little tough for time and all that.

Sorry guys.

thed3
15th November 2005, 8:28 PM
*Lights turn on*

Opening up the bag that they had received Thed and Magneto carefully took out the contents and inspected them. Both were quite stumped at what they found and declared that none of the items had any sort of relevance to the other. Thed looked at the Ditto plushie suspiciously and began to think of which pokemon he would transform it into. Meanwhile Magneto was busy looking at each item; he was mostly interested in the two rings.

Thed really didn’t know what he was going to create with the items... He was stumped. Then he thought of why he was here and it dawned on him which pokemon he would have the Ditto plushie transform into. Thed grabbed the Ditto with both of his hands. He stared at the plushie, with it’s small little beady eyes and line of a smile.

Thed then spoke, “Alright little Ditto plushie… Transform into a gravity defying Porygon. Oh and don’t forget to smile.”

The plushie then started to wriggle and squirm in Thed’s hands. He let the plushie glow and he and Magneto watched as the pink blob turned into a perfect sphere. Within the pink sphere blue patches started growing in the pink, signifying the different areas of the forming Porygon. The sphere then started growing outward; the whole body becoming angular in shape. After a couple more seconds the Ditto plushie was finally done with its transformation and floating in mid-air. Magneto then floated around the Porygon plushie and then gave a nod to Thed signaling that the plushie was perfect and that they could begin.

The first item that Thed and Magneto focused on was the clean white blanket. Thed grabbed it, seeing as it’s much bigger than Magneto, and set it flat on the ground. Magneto then floated back over to the Porygon plushie and used his two magnets to grab a hold of it. He then floated back to the blanket and placed the Porygon on the right side, of the audience view, of the blanket. Of course the Porygon wasn’t sitting there; it was floating right above the blanket. Thed then got the bag and placed it on the bottom left side of the blanket. He then zipped open the bag and Magneto floated right inside. After a couple of seconds Magneto floated back out with the bottle of sand between his two magnets and a silver rose which sat upon his two screws attached to his body. This part was a bit of a challenge because Thed knew that Magneto could only handle these items.

“Alright Magneto you have to be careful with the bottle of sand we can’t afford to be disqualified. So gently set down the bottle right side up and then take off the cork. Oh yeah and put the rose on the side for now off the blanket.”

Magneto did as it was instructed being extra careful with taking off the cork. Thed was quite amused at how such an energetic pokemon could change in a different scenario.

“Great job Magneto. Now pick the bottle up… Yeah, yeah gently now. Alright now pour some of the sand into the backpack. More…more… a little more… Ok ok that’s enough.”

Magneto then set the bottle, which was now only filled with sand three quarters of the way, right in the middle of the blanket. It was now time to put the rose inside the bottle on top of the sand. But, of course in all situations you need some stumbling blocks in order to get to where you want. The stumbling block in this case was the rose. Magneto tried multiple times to try and get the rose back onto his screws, but all that amounted to was pushing the rose farther away from the blanket. This was definitely a problem.

While stroking his chin Thed said, “How do we get pass this??” Several seconds passed by and he couldn’t think of anything. Magneto floated around the silver rose also thinking of a way to get the rose. It then seemed to have an idea, it probably could have lit a light bulb if one was close enough. Magneto floated up away from the rose. Thed asked, “What are you doing Magneto we need to focus.” “Mag…” was all Magneto said which stumped Thed so he just watched his pokemon. Then all of a sudden Magneto looked like he was falling from the sky as if he had lost his anti-gravity powers. Thed was worried and started sweating. He then noticed that Magneto had a confident face on and Thed just let his pokemon do what he wanted. Then Magneto went into a full on Tackle towards the silver rose, it looked as if it really wanted to tackle it. The last second before it hit the ground Magneto curved back up into the sky. This caused the rose to seemingly ‘jump’ into the air. Magneto did a full circle and then caught the rose on his screws.

“Ahhhh good job Magneto!!!!!!! You definitely did good.” Thed complimented as his Magnemite smiled and put the rose inside the bottle. The silver flower of the rose was peeking right outside the rim of the bottle. Magneto then stuck one of his magnets towards the bag. The bag then shook as if it was being pulled, but it stayed in place thanks to the sand. Then the zipper to the small pocket of the bag zipped open and then two small rings floated towards Magneto; one silver the other pink and blue. “Well aren’t we showing off?” Thed said sarcastically as Magneto gave him a smile. Magneto then floated towards the floating Porygon and placed the silver ring around its tail. It then used its magnetic powers to slide the pink and blue ring around one side of its right magnet.

“Only one more thing Magneto.” Magneto then floated back to the bag and once again went inside the bag. It re-emerged out of the bag with a small American flag in it’s left magnet. “Alright Magneto you know what to do now.” The Magnemite then floated back to the blanket on the left side of the blanket facing the Porygon. It stared at the smiling and floating Porygon plushie and Magneto blushed and smiled back creating a Kodak moment and signifying the completion of their trial.

Thed then looked towards the audience and then started to explain what he and Magneto created. “The scene we have here is a little meeting between two friends, Magneto and the Porygon, both connected in many similar ways. Both are non-organic pokemon, both genderless, but even more important and the reason why I chose Porygon is because both are able to float in mid-air and yet neither pokemon has the ability Levitate. I personally say it’s a crime, but these two have found a way to turn a frown upside down and found another way to relate to each other. Both have a ring the color of the other pokemon to remind each other of their friendship and to not focus on what you don’t have, but to be happy with what you do have. The other item that I wish to explain is the rose and the bottle of sand. You see it too has a significant meaning in the whole picture which probably is not picked up by many. The sand only fills three quarters of the bottle to signify a topic that I already talked of. It represent that both are pokemon; living; breathing; emotional; etc. and yet they are considered non-organic. They have three quarters of the qualities that other pokemon have, but it is that one quarter of the sand which differentiates them from the organic, natural pokemon. The silver rose that barely manages to stick out of the bottle also represents the friendship between Magneto and Porygon. They have each other and their friendship is the thing that is able to take them past the three quarters of sand and up and outside the normal. Everything else is pretty self explanatory. Thank you.”

*Lights dim*

Nagashi
15th November 2005, 9:34 PM
James plopped onto a nearby rock with a sigh and looked up at his steel type, who's eyes were glaring at him like daggers, James could see through the crisp night air.

"Why did I choose you again?" muttered the trainer, taking a swig of coke from the can he was holding.

"Because I'm the most powerful on your team, with the greatest moveset and powerful body, and my wings are incredible to look at," said Amudon the skarmory with a dignified smirk.

James thought about it. "No... no, I'm pretty sure it was because Kage said the look on your face when you'll lose'll be hilarious, which is he didn't want to do it." He was knocked five foot across the ground by a very large metal wing.

"God damn it..." muttered the teenager before hastily changing th subject and getting back onto his feet, re-aligning his head, "Anyway, onto the task."

The two sat in thought for a few seconds.

"Well, I'm stuck..." said James with a sigh. Amudon gave him an incredulous look.

"It is obvious what we should do," exclaimed the bird angrily. "Create a tribute to the greatest flying pokemon ever to grace the skies!"

James snorted knowing what was coming.

"Myself!"

The bird pokemon's trainer was far too lazy to try and argue, so he merely nodded and tried to think of a way to go about it. "Well..." he contemplated. "Let's start with the Ditto plushie, so we have a base." With that, the teen moved over and graspedthe plushie with both hands, concentrating fully. Slowly, it began to glow, and two prominent, silver wings split of the glowing figure, and a sharp beak and claws tore their way off of the body, revealing a powerful, four foot skarmory which had one wing covering the front of its body, and a powerful stare on its face. James grinned. Exactly how I imagined it...

Amudon shook his head, "It doesn't capture my beauty, my grace... but then, I suppose I am asking too much. It will do." James rolled his eyes. "Now let me do this - you have about as much artistic skills as a walrein in a fish market." The great bird looked calmly at the figure for a couple of seconds, then back to the items, then the figure again. His eyes narrowed and he stalked slowly forward, before sliding one of his larger, metal feathers through the holes of the rings, giving him a large amount of control. He then turned, careful not to knock the bottle over, and slid the rings over the top of his smaller counterparts top featers, giving it a much more regal look.

Amudon smirked. "Now this is more like it - watch, fool," he said, addressing his trainer. "Maybe you could learn something about skill when it comes to beauty." James normally would of made a snappy comment right back, but he was too impressed by his bird's eye for style - the rings had a very desirable effect. "Now, the difficult section..." The bird then edged over and very gently nudged the bottle filled with sand, causing James to gasp. Luckily, however, before it hit the ground Amudon stuck a small amount of beak into the top of the bottle, getting it stuck in sand and allowing him to lower it to the ground. Amudon then slowly used his beak to get the end of the bottle and lifted it slightly, trailing it slowly and gently across the ground, causing the sand to fall out, leaving a circle of sand surrounding their Ditto plushie.

The bird looked smug. "And now, for the finishing touches..." He once again lifted the bottle, but this time placed it into an upright position about two feet to the left of their plushie, on a rock that was about three feet high. The British flag was then picked up in the birds beak and dropped gently into the bottle, leaving the Union Jack sticking out. Once again, James was impressed.

Amudon then picked the rose up, in the same way he had the flag, and slid through a hole three inches down the plushies beak, which James had thought to put their - even he had thought of putting the rose their. The steel bird glared, as though daring him to say something. "Cliche, I know, but there is a reason for that. And mock me again by thinking ahead and I'll slice your eyebrows off." The trainer gulped and hastily moved further back.

With the rose clearly visible, Amudon took a sharp breath and send three Swift stars hurtling out of his mouth, which began to circle the skarmory plushie slowly, their glow lighting up the night and giving a very impressive effect. The bird then closed his eyes, pulled his wings back and let out a soft Whirlwind, sending the sand that had been gathered earlier into the air, which was still being whizzed through by the Swift attack, which pelted through the dust.

The final shot was that of a skarmory with one wing held out, covering its body, while it's eyes had a piercing look while it stared into the distance. Two large rings were on each of his two wings top metal feathers, while a Union Jack was being blown slightly in the breeze. Dust was in the air, giving the cliff it was standing on a romantic feel - which was aided by the rose that was held in the pokemon's mouth - but perhaps the most impressive feature of all was of three, glowing stars that were circling the steel bird, leaving trails of light as they went past.

ForeverFlygon
15th November 2005, 10:23 PM
FF took the backpack, and walked away, looking for a good place to create whatever he was going to; he hadn't decided what yet.
He sat down on the blanket, while Free eyed the rest of the competitors, wondering what strange things they would come up with.

FF drew a figure of something in the sand; Free took a closer look, hoping to see what it is. FF had a glint in his eye as he said to Free:
"We'll win this!"
Free nods, hoping the same, as he takes a look at FF's plan. He moved further away, and took off into the air about 10 metres from FF. He was just a meter and a half up in the air, when he directed his head downwards; something glowing in his mouth. Less than a second later, he had fired a small Dragonbreath down into the sand, creating a small crater. FF rose, and stood next to its edge.
"Great work Free! You know what to do", he said as he lightly tapped the Ditto doll, and whispered "Deoxys Attack." The doll slowly transformed into a red and blue-green figure, with four very thin arms. FF placed it on the opposite side of the crater, facing Flygon. "This is good, but we're not done yet. Take those rings, and place them on Mr. D's face. Then, put the bottle one of his arms, they fit perfectly, so it won't break or fall." Free did as he was told, and was very careful when handling the bottle. "Good" said FF when he was finished with those items. "Now, put the yellow rose in the middle of the crater. And after that, put the flag in the ground, and hold it steady with both of your hands." Free did this as well, and as he stood on the opposite side as Deoxys. FF moved around the scene, Free wasn't sure what he was doing but it was something. Finally, he mumbled something, and moved over to Frees side. "Just one thing left..." He said, before kneeling next to Free. He got the answer to his unasked question immediately, as FF began blowing madly on the flag, and it moved a little. He soon stopped, his face completely red. "Do you think I could get any help!?" He asked frantically, and Free flapped his wings lightly, creating a small breeze, that made the flag move a little more, yet it was ten times more than FF had managed on his own.

So there was it, completed. The battle against Deoxys, the evil villain with glasses, right now he was drunk. Free represented the American (Swedish) hero, protecting his country and family, that being symbolised by the rose of yellowness and the swaying flag.
Sooooo cliché, thought FF as he kept on smiling for no reason at all.



Nothing was mentioned about the surroundings, so I made a picture of it being in the desert. And I hope blowing on the flag doens't count as being part of the creation, it's more a 'behind the scenes' thing. And I haven't read any of the other entries, so anything similar is pure coincidence. I don't wish to copy anyone, that's why I didn't. Goodnight all.

Silver Wind
16th November 2005, 1:18 AM
Matt quickly entered the building, not knowing what to expect. He saw a bunch of people with little creations. Ledian soon fluttered up behind him, with her backpack of junk. WHAMP! Two metal rings, a cotton blanket, a glass bottle filled with sand, a plastic blue rose, a flag of Canada, and a Ditto Doll flew out.

Ledian quickly went to poke the ditto doll. UH! Was heard as she poke her cute little tummy. When suddenly it started to take shape. Slowly, the ditto doll transformed into a Giant *****lax. Loud moans can be heard through out the building. "Okay Ledian, explain the plan do our sexy partner." Ledian flew up to her ear and start to whisper something. Yet another loud moan came out of her giant lips. Matt was guessing this was her way of saying okay.

*****lax quickly took a real dirty sexy pose, as Ledian flew down towards the Items. She first picking the metal rings up, then flew back to *****lax. Wondering what she could do with them, she got an idea quick. She put the rings on *****laxes wrist. Ledian then flew back down towards the Blanket, then wondered what she could do with it.. She then threw it up into the air, and used a Silver Wind, covering it in a Shiny Dust. Ledian then flew ontop of *****lax, then Wrapped it around her head like a towel hat.
Matt then called Ledian back to him then explained what to do with the items left.

Ledian nodded and looked at the remaining items. A glass bottle filled with sand, a plastic blue rose, and flag of Canada. Ledian took the rose and put it between *****laxes Teeth. Sorta like a mombo dancer thing. Ledian placed the flag on the ground, and laid it straight. She flew back and used some Icy Wind attacks on it, freezing it stiff, and gave it to *****lax to hold onto. All that was left was the Botttle of Sand. She didn't know what to do with it, so she placed it infront of *****lax. Ledian then used another Silver Wind/Icy Wind combo above *****lax, so It gently left a Shiny Coat of dust on her lush body.

The Model Snorlax was complete. Ledian flew beside Matt, and waiting for Judging.

OCC: >.< I'm sorry If I'm late..

Joshua - Shadow Brigadier
16th November 2005, 6:25 AM
Ok, I'm going to be lenient, since I'm going to be up to my neck in work until the weekend.

I'll wait for Stu and Radical Edward. RE, since you were brought in two days after it began, I'll give you 48 hours to finish.

Stu, see what you can do please. I'll give you 24 more hours, but that's all. Please try and get something to me. If you can't get on here, try sending it to Skrusti over MSN, since my computer is still belching fecking black smoke.

Joshua

Torkoal Stu
16th November 2005, 6:29 PM
Thanks so much Joshua, I managed to get on briefly. But point thanks for the extra time ^.^ But I didn't have to time to do anything overly creative but meh, something is better than nothing I guess.

Stuart stood perfectly still, watching the bag carefully. He then quickly snapped a pokeball from his belt and kissed it carefully on the top, next he averted his sight up into the air, holding the Pokeball tightly in his hand. "Lets go Stacey!" He cried as the Pokeball went speeding into the air, after a few moments of speeding through the cool air the top flipped open realaesing a bright white light, which began to form into the perticular figure Stuart knew as Stacey's.

"Ok, we have a lot of items and little time, lets get this contest thing started," Stuart said softly as he pointed in the direction of the backpack and nodded. He walked slowly toward the bag and quickly snatched up the Ditto Doll and giggled. "Heehee Stacey look its a ditto," He snorted imaturely, which mad Stacey sigh heavily. He then quickly coughed and tried to maintain his focus on the contest, after a few moments of thinking Stuart squeezed the doll and whispered the word "Torkoal". Suddenly the plushie began to change form turning into a four legged creature with a hard grey shell and Stuart smiled looking down to his favourite Pokemon as a doll.

"Stacey now get the rose and the flag in your mouth and make the rose point to the left and the flag point to the right, while in your beak. Get it?" Stuart asked as she scooped out the Red rose and English flag into her large beak, which made Stuart smile wildly while tightly grabbing the Torkoal doll still. "Now you see those rings, use your physic powers to try and lift them up in front of you, then start using Night Shade and Thunder Wave on them, just because that would look so cool." Stuart then looked down at the blanket and the doll and suddenly got an idea. Stuart quickly grabbed the red blanket and tied it round the Torkoal doll's neck. "Ok with Super Hero Torkoal and Stacey holding the rose and flag, while attacking the rings all I need is to use the sand but how?" He asked himself again and again until an idea struck him.

"Stacey I have no use for the sand and bottle but keep up that ring attacking!" Stuart exclaimed quickly while Stacey symitailously attacking the rings, Stuart then picked up the Torkoal doll and threw it into the attacks. "Those attacks should hold the rings as well as the doll, Stacey good job keep it up!" Stuart finally gave one last look at Stacey holding the Red Rose and English flag in her beak, while attacking the rings with continous Night Shades and Thunder Waves aswell as the Torkoal Doll wearing the red blanket with pride. He then sat on the floor watching the display waiting for the final judging.

As for the whole copying speculation, well I haven't read anybody's so there you go. Well now see you guys soon and Joshua thanks for the extra time I really owe you buddy ^.^ If I broke any rules, sorry I couldn't think of much and I had hardly any time on.

OMG I thought is was DarkSlateGrey not DarkSlateBlue, so sorry for the color mix up.

Radical Edward
17th November 2005, 3:54 AM
"Thank you so very much, Master Joshua,"says Ben, bowing elegantly.He than turns sharply on his heel and marches to the center of the arena. Promptly squeezing the Ditto doll, while muttering ,"Aggron" and setting the already morphing doll. Sure enough, after a few seconds, a magnificiant posing agron stands, frozen muscles coiled,shimmering horns pointed skyward.

Nodding approvingly, Ben than sets to work pondering what to do with his apointed items.Finaly, his head snaps up and he beams at Masque, who promptly floats over to the pile of odds and ends, ready for his orders.

"Alright Masque," he says with a flourish, "Start by placing the rings on either side of the Aggron doll, than wind the roses stem around Aggrons main horn and stake the American flag in front of the doll.after your done with this, perch the bottle of sand inside Aggrons mouth so that the sand spills from it down the front like a waterfall.Use gust to blow the sand in appealing eddies, and then create two more to spin the rings about around a meter above the ground and hold them there. While maintaining these 3 gusts,, a very gental silver wind should fluter the flag and spread some appealing sparkles through our display.

Praying that his friend has enough strength to maintain these moves, he settles in to watch. Masquerade places the rings and rose and flag to perfection and then moves on to the hard part.Ferrying the bottle carefully up to the Aggrons mouth, he sets the whole thing into motion.Carfully balancing it on the Giant steel doll's bottom lip he carfully tips it over and starts his wind.The rings begin to hover and than jerk up to the appointed highth of 3 feet. the sand whirls and twists in front of the Aggron pleasingly, and the green gusts of silver wing make the flag billow and green sparkles float about the display, adding depth and color to the already beautiful display.

Nodding in approval, Ben waits for the judging.

Joshua - Shadow Brigadier
17th November 2005, 10:53 AM
Firstly, thank you to all of you for putting so much effort into the first round. If everyone puts this much effort into the entire tournament, this is gonna be one hell of a tourney!

Anyway, the results of Round 1. Skrusti and myself both judged your entries seperately, and each of us marked you out of 50 points. There were 5 categories, each earning an entry a maximum of 10 points each. They were:

Originality - How original your entry was.
Emotion - How much of a response it invoked in us judges.
Symbolism - Any symbolism behind the entry.
Obedience - How well you obeyed the rules.
Pokemon - How much effort your Pokemon put into the entry.

I have tallied up the scores, and rather than post each score individually, I will post the current leaderboard. Look and see how you went this time round...


thed3 (84)
Arc_Angel (82.5)
SkepticReptile (80)
ZoraJolteon (80)
P-Arts (76)
Commander Blizzard (73)
Sai (73)
Shinjara (73)
HakuBlue (70)
Sadistic Weedle (65.5)
Torkoal Stu (65)
Eon (64)
ForeverFlygon (63.5)
Radical Edward (63.5)
Latias10 (63)
Dae~Maker (60)

Just a quick reminder to everyone to remember to post in their colour, as outlined in the leaderboard (I'll edit the first post with the leaderboard later on). The second task will be posted soon.

Joshua

Joshua - Shadow Brigadier
17th November 2005, 10:17 PM
Firstly, sorry bout that thed3. You had a score of 84, which is why you're on top. And now, for the second task. Hopefully this one will be less confusing and easier for all:




Trial 2: It’s a Shard Life Sometimes

All of you now stand before a large field, which, to your amazement, has been marked out into squares. You all begin to count in your head, before you are told that they are 64 squares, each numbered from 1 to 64.

Over the next 72 hours, each of you will post, claiming a square for your own. Each of you will eventually claim four squares, but you must for three people to post after you before you can claim another square. For example:

Toby posts ‘My Spearow and I claim square 32.”

Toby must then wait for three more people to post, claiming squares before he can post again. Or, if 8 hours expires after Toby’s post, and three people have not posted, Toby can post again after 8 hours.

To sum it up: You can post every eight hours, or when a minimum of three people have posted since your last post.

If all 64 squares are claimed before the time expires, then that’s a good thing. If not, whoever misses out, misses out.

Now, to explain to you the object of this game. Beneath each square is buried a chest, and in each chest is hidden an item. Hidden on this field, there are:

32 Red Shards
16 Yellow Shards
12 Green Shards
4 Blue Shards

Blue Shards are worth a total of 5 points, Green Shards worth 4 points, Yellow Shards worth 3 points, and Red Shards worth 2. Each player’s end result will be multiplied by 5, to make it out of 100 points.

Good luck to you all, and let's begin!

Joshua

Waterlight
17th November 2005, 10:19 PM
Tropi and I shall claim Number 16.

~Jupitol~
17th November 2005, 10:22 PM
Jeremy and I claim square 48

Torkoal Stu
17th November 2005, 10:29 PM
Me and Xatu will claim box number 13 8D.

EDIT: Had to edit color in sorry x_x;; Finally got the color right.

ForeverFlygon
17th November 2005, 11:09 PM
64 is mine! *Does jiggley thing*
Free: 0o;

Waterlight
17th November 2005, 11:11 PM
Has been 3 posts so...
Tropi and I shall claim number 61 aswell.

HakuBlue
17th November 2005, 11:25 PM
First time I post so, Cronos and I have a good feeling about number 1, that's right, numero uno!

Latias10
17th November 2005, 11:26 PM
Me and Ledy shall claim square number 28.

Nagashi
17th November 2005, 11:27 PM
Myself and Amudon shall claim square number 4.

Forgot colour. ;_;

Waterlight
17th November 2005, 11:28 PM
I shall now pick my final square:
Tropi and I shall get 37.

HakuBlue
17th November 2005, 11:31 PM
3 person have posted....
Now we claim 56!

Latias10
17th November 2005, 11:41 PM
Three post have been made so me and Ledy shall take square number 12.

Nagashi
17th November 2005, 11:42 PM
Square number 3, thanks.

~Jupitol~
17th November 2005, 11:45 PM
Number 9 please.

Eon
17th November 2005, 11:58 PM
Square 36, please.

HakuBlue
18th November 2005, 12:02 AM
Number 18 please.

Latias10
18th November 2005, 12:07 AM
Me and Ledy shall take square number 40.

~Jupitol~
18th November 2005, 12:07 AM
Three people have posted, so I'll claim 23

ZoraJolteon
18th November 2005, 12:09 AM
Square Numero two.

Eon
18th November 2005, 12:16 AM
Square number fifteen.

Dae~Maker
18th November 2005, 12:26 AM
Square 19 for me and Haruspex.
*leaves depressed*

~Jupitol~
18th November 2005, 12:28 AM
Square 35 for me and Jeremy

ZoraJolteon
18th November 2005, 12:32 AM
Square 59...

Eon
18th November 2005, 12:43 AM
Square five.

thed3
18th November 2005, 12:44 AM
Square 33 for me and Magneto!!!

Latias10
18th November 2005, 12:44 AM
Ledy and I last square shall be number 52.

ZoraJolteon
18th November 2005, 12:48 AM
Fiftyfour.

Eon
18th November 2005, 12:49 AM
My last Square is number 7.

thed3
18th November 2005, 12:50 AM
Square 50 for me and Magneto!!!

HakuBlue
18th November 2005, 1:43 AM
My last square should be 11.

ZoraJolteon
18th November 2005, 1:46 AM
Sixtytwo..

Silver Wind
18th November 2005, 2:03 AM
Me and Ledian will take number 14. =D

thed3
18th November 2005, 2:26 AM
Square 6 for me and Magneto!!!

Joshua - Shadow Brigadier
18th November 2005, 3:34 AM
Wow, we're already half way there. Just remember, you pick four squares (Sai, I can only see three posts from you, and you mentioned final in your third one. Just wanted to point this out.)

Joshua

ForeverFlygon
18th November 2005, 8:43 AM
I'm going for square 8.

Radical Edward
18th November 2005, 1:35 PM
square 17......

Arc_Angel
18th November 2005, 4:29 PM
*walks in late, Luicus floats over to square 44*

We'll take that one then.

Waterlight
18th November 2005, 4:48 PM
Is 31 free? If so, I'll take that. I'll go check if it's taken.

ForeverFlygon
18th November 2005, 4:51 PM
Square 32 is mine... If it's empty, me has no time to chock, but I don't think it is taken

Nagashi
18th November 2005, 5:19 PM
Square 17 for me, please.

Arc_Angel
18th November 2005, 5:37 PM
Taking Square 21, me and my Shuppet are

Silver Wind
18th November 2005, 5:51 PM
Damn you. ;-; I wanted to take 17. I guess I'll take 24.

Rikku.
18th November 2005, 5:56 PM
Wow, I just wasted ages of time trying to figure out whats not taken just 'cause I'm late. Fab.

Me & Kara will take Square 60.

thed3
18th November 2005, 6:06 PM
Square 10 for me and Magneto!!!

Nagashi
18th November 2005, 6:18 PM
I'll take square 53, thanks.

Arc_Angel
18th November 2005, 6:37 PM
We'll (me and my sexay Shuppet) have Square 51 please

Rikku.
18th November 2005, 6:39 PM
3 people have posted so..

Kara & I will take square number 25

Torkoal Stu
18th November 2005, 8:08 PM
Me and Xatu will take Square Number 55, which shouldn't be taken since I wrote down all the squares taken when I got on about 10 mins ago.

Yeah i'm sad.

Silver Wind
18th November 2005, 10:02 PM
I'll take 34.

Arc_Angel
18th November 2005, 10:21 PM
Last square for us *Lucius gives a cackle and lands on Square 10*

ForeverFlygon
18th November 2005, 10:28 PM
Whilst I'll be taking my last square, square 39, which should be fine.

Rikku.
18th November 2005, 10:53 PM
Me & Kara will be taking Square number 38

Joshua - Shadow Brigadier
19th November 2005, 12:27 AM
Ok, I've checked over everyone's choice, and P-Arts and Stacey need to choose another number. P-Arts, RE beat you to 17, and Stacey, thed beat you to 10.

The remaining numbers are:

20
22
26
27
29
30
41
42
43
45
46
47
49
57
58
65

And the people who need still to choose are:
Stacey - 1 number
P-Arts - 1 number
Becki - 1 number
Sadistic Weedle - 1 number
Stu - 2 numbers
RE - 3 Numbers
Dae - 3 Numbers
CB - 4 Numbers


Joshua

Nagashi
19th November 2005, 12:34 AM
I'll take 42, then, thanks.

Dae~Maker
19th November 2005, 12:38 AM
My next shall be 29.

≈*Virulent Tsunami*≈
19th November 2005, 3:51 AM
65 for me and Gligar.


~*CB*~
The 8th Champion

Silver Wind
19th November 2005, 6:16 AM
Um.. I'll take 43. >.>;

Radical Edward
19th November 2005, 6:20 AM
Square 49....

Dae~Maker
19th November 2005, 6:25 AM
And then I shall procure the square of 57 as it doth appeal to the inquirious tastes of my avian firend.

Joshua - Shadow Brigadier
19th November 2005, 6:42 AM
Ok, I'm somewhat impatient right now, so let's see if we can shorten this one, and start the next round quicker.

The remaining five trainers (Stu, CB, Dae, RE and Becki) can now post and claim as many squares as they need to get their four. I still want you to post in your colour (RE, your colour is yellow).

Joshua

Torkoal Stu
19th November 2005, 7:02 AM
Its been 8 hours and three posts (I know it doesn't have to be both but you know i've been sleeping so saying both helps me feel better) so me and Xatu will take square number 46 (and because Joshua said so) and square number 47.

Thanks.

Arc_Angel
19th November 2005, 1:03 PM
I still need one more right, so it'll be 27 then

Rikku.
19th November 2005, 5:28 PM
Sorry Joshua for being late, been at work.. :\

For our last square me & Kara will take Square 26.

≈*Virulent Tsunami*≈
19th November 2005, 5:54 PM
Gligar and I claim Suqare 20, Square 58, and Square 45.

Ah, how fitting it would've been to claim Square One.....Oh well, can't change the past.


~*CB*~
The 8th Champion

Dae~Maker
19th November 2005, 7:30 PM
Yeah, ok, I was slepping but now I have returned. Me and Haruspex shall take Square 41. Now I'm all finished up.

Radical Edward
19th November 2005, 10:14 PM
Square 30 & Square 22...

Joshua - Shadow Brigadier
20th November 2005, 12:17 AM
Thank you to everyone for being so swift with your replies. Now, to announce the leaderboard at the end of the second task. There are quite a few changes to the leaderboard from last round, so have a look at see where you ended up...


SkepticReptile (155)
Arc_Angel (152.5)
P-Arts (141)
Dae~Maker (140)
Commander Blizzard (133)
thed3 (129)
Sai (128)
Sadistic Weedle (125.5)
ZoraJolteon (125)
Eon (124)
Shinjara (123)
Radical Edward (118.5)
Torkoal Stu (115)
Latias10 (113)
HakuBlue (110)
ForeverFlygon (103.5)

Third task up soon.

Joshua

Skrusti
20th November 2005, 12:53 AM
Trial 3: Aerial Antics



This will be the most freedom you’ll get for a task, so don’t take this one lightly.

Quite simply, you have to put on a show for us. Fly through hoops, summon twisters, whatever you feel like. Only three conditions exist:

· Nothing extremely fancy, like juggling knives (unless it’s a psychic type, and even then I wouldn’t be impressed). Try to be original, but also down to earth as well.

· You have 400 words. No more than that. Each word over the 400-word limit will cost you 5 points from your end score.

· Spelling and grammar. We're not expecting Pulitzer prizes, but we do want to be able to read and understand what you’re writing.

You should know the drill by now. You all have 72 hours to post your creations here

As always, questions, comments, whatevers, all come to me via PM so we don't overstress Joshy *glomps*

Good luck, have fun, and may the best team win ^_^

≈*Virulent Tsunami*≈
22nd November 2005, 12:00 AM
Sheer listened carefully as his most recent task was described to him.

Sheer turned to Gligar, and said, "Gligar, we've gotta do the best we can here. The competition is fierce, and error will ruin us. So fly up there, and do everything I tell you."

Gligar cried out determinedly, and soared overhead.

"OK, Gligar, begin with Swords Dance!" Sheer called. Gligar obliged, and began spinning madly.

"Swords Dance until you can't go any faster!" Sheer continued. Gligar spun faster, its legs sticking out and its arms at its side. He became a blur within moments.

But not just an ordinary blur; Gligar's legs looked to be a ring around an otherwise straight form.....like a hilt on a sword; Gligar had become a living sword.

Now, follow up with Poison Sting! But, move your tail outward," Sheer called. Confused, Gligar obeyed, and shot glistening silver needles at the ground, moving its tail steadily outward. This created just the effect Sheer had hoped. Gligar had etched a shining spiral into the field.

"OK, send a Rock Slide into the sky," Sheer ordered, proud of Gligar's success.

Still spinning violently, Gligar ejected boulders at the sky from within its sharpened tornado, letting them jet upward from the force that they were fired.

"Next, now stop the Swords Dance, and slice the rocks diagonally with Metal Claw!" Sheer roared.

Gligar cut brutally at the boulders, quickly slicing them each into perfectly straight columns.

"And now, finish it off by swirling the rocks around your head in a Rock Slide!" Sheer hollered.

Gligar's eyes flared black, and the rocks clustered over his head. Gligar swung its claws over its head, the rocks followed suit and creating a stony whirlpool above Gligar.

"Now send them flying" Sheer screamed. Gligar flung its arms out, and send the rocks pelting off in all different directions, quite like a Hidden Power attack.

They soared across the open sky, streaking away like meteorites penetrating the earth's atmosphere. Before they even lost their momentum, the rocks were out of sight.

Exhausted, Gligar returned to Sheer, planting its rough feet on his shoulder.

Sheer stroked its smooth head appreciatively, proclaiming, "Excellent job, Gligar."

Gligar grunted in joy, and wrapped his arms around Sheer's neck in a gentle hug. Sheer stroked Gligar's gleaming head, awaiting the results.


~*CB*~
The 8th Champion

~Jupitol~
22nd November 2005, 12:46 AM
Justin listened carefully to the instructions, excited by the concept of freedom. He let Jeremy out of his pokeball, who was eager to begin.

“Jeremy, I think we should take advantage of your incredible agility, and the ability to summon the elements in the form of tri attack.” Justin explained. The bird chirped happily.

Immediately, Justin pulled out three hoops, red, blue and yellow. Each had a 3 foot diameter. The rings hovered into the air.

“Jeremy, use a tri attack on the yellow ring, but pull it off with style!”

The cotton bird flew in a loop, the three different elements orbiting around him. The yellow sphere shined brightly as it hit the yellow ring. It began to spark with electricity.

“Now, Jeremy, fly through the ring stylishly, but protect yourself from the electricity with a defensive dragon claw.”

Jeremy’s claws began to give off intense energy. As he flew across the arena, he left a streak of orange in the air. Swablu dived through and out of the yellow hoop. Justin could hear clapping.

“This time, attack the red hoop!” Justin told the bird. Jeremy had a different flight plan this time, and the spheres completely surrounded him. Eventually, the red sphere glowed, and the hoop caught fire.

“Awesome! Now, fly through that fire as fast as you can.”

Jeremy looked at Justin. This time, Swablu almost appeared to hit the ring, but it sped up and changed direction a mere instant before.

“All right, buddy. One last time, you know what to do.”

This time, the tri attack exploded in the air. The yellow sphere went through the yellow hoop, the red sphere shot through the red hoop, and the icy blue orb collided with the remaining hoop. It froze solid, including the area in the middle.

“Jeremy, I know you can pull off this last component. I believe in you…”

The eyes of Jeremy flooded with concentration. He began to speed up with agility, while using a dragon claw. The dragon energy seemed to coat his entire body. Jeremy smashed through the icy layer, and continued soaring up towards the moon. Eventually, Swablu descended and landed on Justin’s shoulder.

“I knew you could do it, Jeremy. I’m incredibly proud of you.” Justin and Jeremy continued to smile, as the judges rated the performance...

Latias10
22nd November 2005, 3:45 AM
After listening to the task Catherine and Ledy had to perform an idea idmeaditly popped in her head. “Ledy during the perfomence try to keep a Silver Wind trailing behind you with outusing to much energy but enough to show. You will start by flying up into the air while spinning slowly you will then fly pass the first hoop and then dart down through it. You will then head to the ground at full speed and then make a quick dash forward and then fly over the ground for a few seconds before going straight up and then more orders will be given,” Catherine told her pokemon.

Ledy nodded and then flew up into the air with a week but beautiful Silver Wind trail. He flew past a bit above the first hoop and then dove down into it. He kept on heading down and then when he was very close to the he flew forward and stayed flying like this for a few seconds before heading up.

“The next hoop is above you so you just continue and go through it then do three loops around it before heading back towards the ground,” Catherine told Ledy.

Ledy continues his flight and went straight through the hoop he then turned left and did three circles around the hoop.

“For the finally when you are around several feet to the ground launch a beautiful Psybeam, then do a quick flip through the air and end with a Safegaurd,” Catherine told her pokemon with confidence as he finished his last circle.

Ledy then dove through the air as her prepared to launch the Psybeam. When he thought he was close enough he launched the corourful beam right at the ground. Ledy then stopped the launch of his attack and did a quick flip in the sky and then created a white orb of energy around him and smiled in pleasure. Catherine smiled back pleased with her pokemon’s effort.

Eon
22nd November 2005, 5:51 AM
Eon stood by his floating Misdreavus, who he had recently nicknamed Aura, on the arena. He sighed, trying to think up something impressive. Deciding to start with Aura’s attack list, Eon began to go over it mentally. Let’s see. Aura can use Growl, Psywave, Spite, Astonish, Double-Edge, Flash, Psychic. Wait a second. Eon paused as an idea came to him. “Aura. Use Psywave to create some rings around you.” “Vous!” Aura cried as her eyes began to glow, causing seven rainbow colored rings of Psychic energy to materialize around her in a circle. “Great, now use Psychic to maintain them.” Aura nodded as her eyes glowed again, this time causing a blue aura to form around each of the rings, keeping them from disintegrating. “Excellent. You’re almost done. Here’s what’s left.” Eon walked up to Aura and whispered the rest of his plan to her, causing her to bob up and down in anticipation. Aura began to glow brightly, charging up the light in her body required for a Flash attack. However, instead of it emiting as a wave of light, Aura used came out in seven beams, which lanced into the rainbow rings, making them glow with light. Smiling with satisfaction, Aura quickly floated through the rings in a circle in excitement. Eon gave a quick nod, signaling the finale, and Aura Psychiced the rings around her in an interlocking circle, twirled around, struck a pose, and cried out “Mis!” Eon grinned, proud of the good job Aura had done, hoping her performance would be impressive.

Arc_Angel
22nd November 2005, 5:18 PM
Stacey and Lucius walked out into the location for their performance, a small but beautiful sparkling lake the centrepiece. Stacey motioned for Lucius to get in place to begin. He floated over to the centre of the little lake and him and Stacey both turned and bowed to their audience.

“Lucius, lets get things going with Icy Wind. Start out and work inwards.” Lucius breathed in deep and breathed out sparkling cold air that hit the surface of the water and froze the top layer. He began to move in a large spiral, the water beneath freezing from the touch of cold air, sparkling in the sunlight. Lucius continued moving inward till he reached the centre and spun around breathing the sparkling wind around him. Now a small circle of ice lay floating on the surface of the water beneath him.

“Now Lucius, use a Thunder Wave and Nightshade combo to carve our design”. Lucius’s horn glowed gold as he fired off tendrils of gold energy that arced off the ice, rebounding back up into the air in a display of yellow jagged beams. His eyes turned purple as harsh black bolts of energy struck the ice, slicing through the ice turning the water underneath a light purple, some bolts rebounding off the ice to intermingle with the gold energy bolts.

Once finished, Stacey gave the order to dive as Lucius floated over to one side and dived into the water. A small shape underneath glowed black and with a call off Knock Off, large chunks of the ice carved were slammed into the air, 6 in total all shaped like stars. Lucius, still glowing black soon joined them in the air, floating in the centre of them after smashing through the centre of the ice.

“Now finish with Flash,” Stacey called and Lucius’s black aura was replaced with white that shone from him, hitting the ice stars cause multicoloured star patterns to reflect across the entire area. He floated back over the ice and gave a twirl as the ice stars fell into the lake making a cage of water erupt up around him. The picture was complete with a bowing Shuppet, a circle of ice with star shapes carved and ice stars floating around the edge. Stacey bowed and smiled. She was proud of her pokemon’s performance, and could tell that he had had fun.

Waterlight
22nd November 2005, 6:08 PM
Tom walk down a lone platform, going over the routine he had practised non-stop for the last few days. He knew Tropi was confident, but he himself wasn’t so sure. The crowd cheered as he closed his eyes and jumped from the platform onto another higher platform, which hung over a single flower.

With a single graceful movement, a Pokéball was flung onto the iris of the said flower, and then erupted into a bright flash of light. Seconds later, the light formed into Tropius who smiled warmly in anticipation.

“Tropius, take flight…” Tom whispered, and somehow, Tropius heard from several metres below. Her leaves unfurled and spread out, flapping wildly as she ascended.

With a flick of her leaves, a barrage of Razor Leaves were released and fell all around the flower, causing the floor to be completely covered by grass and other plants. She sent a tornado of gust at the greenage below. The leaves were blown up in a spiral around Tropius. As the winds settled, the leaves limply landed, then started to brown and turn crisp.

Tropius’ expression turned to a sorrowful look as she hovered back to the ground and laid in the dead leaves. Her eyes glowed blue and shined out, almost blinding the audience into a powerful growth attack which affected the entire greenage. When the light settled, the plant had grown to an extremely large size, and the leaves around it had been restored to green. The sheer size of the flower now enabled Tom to leap back into the main part of the flower and lay down as Tropi sent a Razor Wind, which cut the stalk of the flower, and the remaining part of the flower landed in Tropi’s mouth as Tom posed neatly, then jumped back onto the platform.


OOC: Both Skrusti and I were unsure whether Growth would be strong enough to enlargen the flower and the leaves, but I incorporated it anyway.

Rikku.
22nd November 2005, 7:18 PM
After Kaya and Kara heard of all the freedom they would have in this task, they both smiled as Kaya’s head filled with ideas as to what Kara could perform.. Kara spread her wings wide and took off into the air and waited for her commands. Kaya walked forwards and placed a medium sized bag on the ground, its contents unknown to everyone but her. She then looked up to her blackbird and called out, “Kara fly even higher and then begin spinning using Drill Peck! Then I want you to use Thunder Wave to surround yourself with electricity! Aim for the bag! Then use Pursuit and Confuse Ray!” Kara begins to descend and then begins to spin wildly, her body then begins to spark with electricity, because she is moving so quickly, she leaves a trail of electric tendrils behind her. As she strikes the bag, it bursts as her beak hits it and suddenly hundreds of white and white feathers burst from the bag and fill the air around Kara, who has now managed to stop herself.

Amongst the flurry of feather Kara stood with her eyes closed as a black aura surrounded her and she burst through the feathers using a Pursuit, further sending them off into different directions. As Kara gained speed she opened her mouth and charged a Confuse Ray, it grew in size as she gained in speed, suddenly changing her direction of flight from directly upwards to the left. She then fires her Confuse Ray, white light bursting from within the black energy field, whilst she maintained the dark energy behind her. The result being a beam of white light coming from the front, whilst dark energy trailing behind. Kaya nodded up towards Kara, who then crowed and flicked her wings, stopping in mid-air and then both the Confuse Ray and Pursuit energy diminished. She then descended, and landed upon her trainer’s shoulder in amongst the feathers, which were scattered all over the floor, some of them still floating around. Both of them smiled as the judges gave their verdict..

Torkoal Stu
22nd November 2005, 7:58 PM
Stuart stood, just wondering about the task ahead of him. He looked down at the Pokeball clutched in his hand firmly and then quickly flicked his wrist making the ball fly through the air, also flipping open. A wonderful white light appeared, which then turned into a shape of his friendly Pokemon Xatu. "Stacey lets do this, alright?" He asked softly, however all he got was a brief nod as a reply. Stuart continued standing still wondering what to do, he quickly got out a rose from the last challenge and an idea struck him. He began to pick off the petal one by one, smiling and getting ready for his plan. "I have an idea Stacey, all you got to do is fire Night Shade and Thunder Wave in all directions ok? I'll handle the rest!" Stuart commanded as Satcey smiled then got ready to fire the attacks. He then realised that he had two more roses he could use for his plan. He began to strip them all of their petals, Stacey then started her attacks as Stuart threw all the petals over Stacey.

He looked at Stacey using a combination of Night Shade and Thunder Wave, while the petals slowly circled the bird making a pretty light from the attacks and the majestic red and white petals twirlling around her.

"Looks good...."

Note: All I could think of, wasn't to sure on the rules but whatever's good right?

Nagashi
22nd November 2005, 8:25 PM
Both Amudon and James stood side by side, both grinning at the thought of this task, although Amudon was admittedly more confident. The trainer looked at his skarmory, a flicker of a small on his face, and murmered, "Our speciality..." The boy then looked at his steel type, and said loudly, "Let's do this! Send Dwifts and Shock Waves in all directions, then Whirlwind, Hidden Power Rock... and finish it with Pursuit." The great bird snorted slightly, "You think I have to listen to a creature like you, who has the sense of beauty of a crippled slakoth? I should slice you open for suggesting it, but I digress... I shall obey, although I have a superior finish..." James looked shocked for a second before asking, "Any reason why?"
Amudon smirked, "Because, human, I want to win..." The trainer looked shocked at the almost-a-compliment before smirking. "Let's do this. The skarmory then launched himeself into the, letting loose dozens of stars and miniature lightning bolts which flew off in all directions, creating a light show. While the attacks were still going higher into the air, Amudon soared backwards before flapping his wings, releasing a powerful Whirlwind, which sent all the dust on the ground flying into the air, covering both the trainer and pokemon. Seconds later, a beam of powerful amber light shot out of the dust-screen, which flew high into the air, before a second form burst out of the dust. A glowing Skarmory, who was surrounded by dark energy, was spotted as the form, who quickly went higher than the Hidden Power. When he was around three-hundred feet in the air, his glow changed to a deep-blue, before the steel type covered itself in its wings. After around three-seconds, the amber beam caught up with the bird, who quickly opened his wings in a Counter, shattering the rock attack and sending smaller fragments off it off in all directions. James grinned. Now that's a light show.

thed3
22nd November 2005, 10:59 PM
Thed stepped up to the stage; Magneto floated beside him. “Magneto show these people some aerial moves.” With that Magneto floated up a couple of feet. Thed then threw up four steel rings Frisbee style, their diameters a couple of inches wider than Magneto, towards Magneto. The rings dispersed and then floated right next to Magneto in a horizontal line thanks to Magnetos magnetic ability; it looks like 4 circles floating in a line next to Magneto. Magneto then used a series of Tackle and backward Tackle attacks to go through each ring making a weaving pattern. Just like a dog show it showed Magnetos agility.

Magneto then gave a little motion with one of his magnets and the rings made a ninety degree turn to make a tunnel. Magneto then began to spark up and shake. While releasing some Thunder energy Magneto speeded through the tunnel of rings with a Spark attack. It then circled around although the electricity dissipated from its body it still went through the tunnel with a Tackle. Once out of the tunnel Magneto stopped. Then there was a big boom kind of sound as if a jet had just flown overhead. The farthest ring then flew right into the other ring and then the two rings slammed into the two other rings. The four connected rings flew past Magneto, him in the middle, and kept going. Magneto stuck out his magnets towards the rings. The rings slowed down and then floated back to Magneto and right around him. The rings floated around Magneto making a sphere.

Magneto was just about to end the show, but Thed stepped in. He told Magneto, “Magneto Rollout in place and use Thundershock.” The Magnemite nodded and did as told. The rings spun around Magneto in the direction he was rolling. Then electricity sparked out of Magneto and enveloped Magneto and the rings. Magneto was now a sphere of Thunder floating in place. “Great Magneto!!! Now c’mon down here and end this show.” The Thunder ball then started rolling down from the sky towards the stage as if it was going down a Whirlpool or Tornado, the circles it made becoming smaller. It then touched down on stage and then the electricity faded. Magneto kept on spinning extending his magnets; each had two rings. Magneto eventually stopped and posed with the rings and winked at the audience.

HakuBlue
22nd November 2005, 11:35 PM
Haku and Cronos looked at each other, and finally walk up to the stage. There, they gazed silently for a while, until the silence was broken by Haku's orders. "Cronos, the first thing I want you to do is meditate, you're going to need the concentration." Cronos gave a quick nod, closed his eyes and began meditating. Haku began to look at Cronos, waiting for the right time to finish the command. Cronos began levitating from the ground a few inches, and Haku quickly ordered. "Ok Cronos, I think we're ready. Start off with Hidden Power, and follow it by a confusion to give them a show." Cronos opened his eyes, and released the massive blast of orbs, but quickly stopped them before they went out or range. A bright blue beam surrounded the orbs and Cronos hands, and soon, Cronos was able to control them. He began to move his arms about, making different patterns with the orbs. He began with a simple 8, then moved to a V-shape, but suddenly, Cronos did something unsuspectable. He broke free from his usual stance, and began dancing around while he controlled the orbs. He began doing a piruet across the stage, and then leaped high midair, the orbs following after him, circling, surrounding, and hovering over Cronos like guardian angels. Haku gazed at Cronos’ will and determination, and couldn’t believe how graceful and awe-striking he looked. Then, as he saw Cronos get more intense, Haku quickly blurted out “Cronos, you’re doing fine, now show them your wings. Show them you can fly.” Even though Cronos was dancing at the time, he still heard every single word from Haku. Briefly, he stopped in the center, and lastly rearranged the orbs into wings. As soon as the wings were formed, Cronos jumped on mid air, the wings on his back, imitating real lifes, and now Cronos’ whole body was engaged with the bright blue beam.He was using Confusion on both the orbs and himself! With serenity, and grace, Cronos resumed his show on the air. He began twirling, spinning, and flying in a loop, and always looking as if no effort was used. He ascended high and then went low, and then went high again, following after the wind’s directions. Soon, the orbs faded, and along with them, the bright blue aura surronding Cronos. They were done, and soon they disappeared from sight.

Dae~Maker
23rd November 2005, 1:37 AM
Releasing Haruspex in a flurry of red light, Grey seems excited for the third task in Wings of Seraphim competition. Haruspex, hooting in anxious glee unruffles his feathers and hoots! in delight.

“Yeah boy, me too. I’m ready…”

Standing in the night-covered field, Grey looks up and sees multiple floating hoops layered in two columns towards the moon, a stationary hot air balloon, and a beautiful starry sky. Staring at the Milky Way, Grey and Haruspex begin to formulate an brilliant idea.

“Ok, Haruspex, to start, get up into the air give them a dazzling display of you aerial prowess. Weave through those ring columns back and forth while powering up a beautiful Sky Attack.”

Obeying his orders, Haruspex weaves through the red rings as the attack builds upon his beak and gives him a shimmering wake. At reaching the last ring, Haruspex releases the energy, the blazing arrow of wind shooting towards the full moon. The ball fades into the distance, leaving a rain of sparkles.

“Beautiful! Now, streak through each ring again, setting up a reflective mirror in each using Mirror Move.”

Haruspex twirls in the air and flies through the rings, pausing only slightly to set up a shimmering convex bowl of liquid energy. The Mirror Moves fill the floating rings with shifting ellipses of silver force, creating two columns of rings, each evenly spaced and faced open towards a common center. As Haruspex flies by, his wake causes the rings to angle slightly upward.

“Now for the finally. Let’s show them how you really see things,” Grey says as Haruspex comes back. Whispering the last commands, Grey fills with anticipation.

Haruspex flies towards the two columns of shiny rings, but instead of going to them, he pauses in the middle of the base of each. Then, Haruspex opens his mouth and fires a volley of five small Shadow Balls into the rings. The balls bounce off the Mirror Moves and collide into the nest, moving up by hitting the next mirror. At the top of the columns, they all collide creating a massive Shadow Ball explosion in front of the moon, much like an eye’s pupil. Haruspex then launches a Foresight of red light, bathing the moon and explosion in a red screen.

The result: a glaring red eye staring down at a happy owl and a grinning youth.

Skrusti
23rd November 2005, 5:32 AM
*slams head onto desk*

From this moment, those of you who have yet to post an entry are in trouble.

BIG TROUBLE

Nah, just kidding. You have until 12:00 Noon in England to turn these in. Pacific Standard (US) Time, that's 4:00 AM. Which would be 7:00 AM New York. And 12:00 Midnight or 1 AM in Joshy's land.

GET THOSE ENTRIES IN OR NO POINTS FOR YOU >.>

ForeverFlygon
23rd November 2005, 5:33 PM
=O *Flees... But does entry first*

FF steps forward, along with Free at his side. FF simply nods, and Free flaps his wings gently, a slight breeze making FF's hair blow, while Free rises from the ground. He goes higher ine higher, and bends his head backwards while doing so. Everything goes fine, until he suddenly falls backwards! Looking unconcious, his speed rate is rapidly increased as he moves towards the ground. His eyes open, and he begins to spin. He hits the ground ... But left behind is a hole! A smart Dig attacked saved his skin! The crowd begins to look around for any sign of him, and soon, the ground begins to shake slightly. Free surfaces not far from FF, and up into the air comes with him, several ckunks of rocks! He sprays a Dragonbreath around him, making them burnt, and fires off a quick Hidden Power, which burns them all to crisps(AKA smaller rocks) before they hit the ground, lying in circles around the great Dragon. He slowly descends in the middle of the circle, and lands gracefully, the slightest hint of a melody can be heard as he stand there, the sound made by his wings.

Thanks alot Skrusti, I really own you one. I've had problems with parents lately, well, the latest 42 hours, and had to sneak on.
>>
A power outage this morning just before school made my other one.. well..
*Cries and goes to graveyard*

Skrusti
23rd November 2005, 5:35 PM
You're lucky FF. DAMN lucky that Joshua told me to disqualify those who haven't posted by the time I did. You just barely beat me to post in here. Good job >>

Alright, it is now 4 hours and 20 minutes past the due time, and I see no entries from the other three people who needed to reply. We were lenient just once, but don't expect to see the leniency again. Or maybe expect to see it. I don't know >> All I know is....

Zora Jolteon
Sadistic Weedle
Radical Edward

All recieved 0s on this task. As soon as Joshy and I can combine our scores, expect him to post them up here.

Skrusti
24th November 2005, 2:49 AM
Scores are being tallied. As soon as I get back from shopping, expect them to be posted.

Oh, and by the way...

We are now one contestant down. Radical Edward has unfortunatly withdrawn from this tournament.

See you all soon!

Joshua - Shadow Brigadier
24th November 2005, 7:33 AM
Well, what can I say? The third trial has been completed, but unfortunately, we have lost Radical Edward and Sadistic Weedle along the way. Tis a sad moment, but also a joyous one. Now, let's see the scoreboard...


Arc_Angel (233.5)
SkepticReptile (231)
P-Arts (219)
Dae~Maker (218)
Commander Blizzard (215.5)
thed3 (210.5)
Sai (209)
Shinjara (206)
Eon (202)
Latias10 (191.5)
HakuBlue (191.5)
Torkoal Stu (190)
ForeverFlygon (185.5)
ZoraJolteon (125)

Dropped Out:
Sadistic Weedle (125.5)
Radical Edward (118.5)


Fourth task up soon.

Joshua

Joshua - Shadow Brigadier
24th November 2005, 8:02 AM
Trial 4: Remembrance

This task is perhaps the simplest, and yet the hardest of all the five tasks. All this requires is for you to describe (in as much detail as you possibly can) a battle that you and your Pokemon have fought together. The battle has to be one that you have experienced in a zone (the Free For All Zone does not count).

The purpose of this task is to show us the bond between you and your Pokemon. Try to include as much detail and emotion as you can, as you will be scored on them. Each player has 72 hours to post here and describe to us the battle they have chosen.

If you have not entered a battle before with the Pokemon you are using in the Wings of Seraphim, then describe for us an experience you have had with your Pokemon (contest, camping, etc.). The entries will be marked out of 100 points.

Joshua

Skrusti
24th November 2005, 8:54 AM
I'd just like everyone to know we aren't being lenient this time unless you come up with a *very* good excuse as to why your entry is not here.

We are sticking to the time limit. At the time the post above mine was posted, either Joshua or myself will post saying that's it, no more entries. Get them in or else. That is all.

Torkoal Stu
24th November 2005, 11:02 PM
Wow i'm actually early for once.

Stuart looked up at his Pokemon known as Stacey and started to think about the moments they had shared, however one stuck out more important than the rest. After a few moments of deciding Stuart began to reminisce blissfully about the moment in the La Perrera contest where he and Stacey did an appeal of Thunder Wave to try and get through to the finals.

“After receiving a totally pretty pink colored scarf from a strange old man, Stuart and Stacey began to think carefully about what attack to use in their appeal, which would also secure their position in the finals of La Perrera. “That’s a totally rad scarf Stacey, with that and a decent attack we’ll like totally win this thing,” Stuart said encouragingly to try and comfort the uneasy little bird. Stacey nodded slightly, after a few moments Stuart and Stacey looked at each other and a smile spread across their faces.

“We should use Thunder Wave, a totally cool blue wave and a pink scarf, all's good!” Stuart shouted happily as Stacey flapped her wings ruggedly trying to put on a good pose for the appeal. Stuart then picked up the small green bird tightly in his arms and headed to the contest hall for the next round of the contest, known as the Appeal Section. The twosome (not in a weird way, lol) then entered a huge hall, with beautiful decorations sprawled all over the brightly colored walls, after several contestants displayed their Pokemon and attacks, Stacey’s nervous got even more violent. “What if we can’t win?” She kept asking quietly, however Stuart just patted her head and sighed.

After a few moments Stuart heard “Next up Stu and his Natu Stacey!” echo around him. He slowly and nervously walked into the centre of the stage and let go off Natu letting her fly swiftly out of her trainer’s arms. “Thunder Wave attack now!” he commanded, Stacey stared down from the air and nodded. Suddenly a blue colored bolt blasted from Stacey and flew across the room, however after a few seconds it began to split off into smaller waves causing a paralysis effects. Natu landed back in Stuart’s arms and began to breath heavily, Stuart took a bow and then looked up at the score board to see the number 95 appear in bright colors. “Stacey oh my god, that’s five from the maximum score, that has to be one of the highest scores and now we have definitely secured a place in the finals!” He shouted happily, as he hugged his tired birdie, after a few more moments of pure bliss Stuart then looked at the other contestants and realised that there could be happiness amongst such tough competitors.”

Hope its ok. ^.^ Damn it was sooooo much longer on word, lol.

~Jupitol~
26th November 2005, 2:03 AM
Justin is quite baffled by this new task. Although he is very proud of Jeremy’s limitless achievements, he realizes that Jeremy has not won any battle in Fizzy Bubbles. Jeremy is quite disappointed in himself, as he cannot think of any major victory either. As the little Swablu prepares to give up at the trial, Justin reassures him that he has done many great things.

“Come on, Jeremy. We can’t give up, we’re a team,” Justin explains, only creating a small reaction within the bird. “We just have to think of another way to interpret this task. Let’s see, winning the described battle is NOT required.”

Jeremy’s gloomy face begins to disappear. He knows that he has courageously taken part in many difficult battles. Now, the two have to think of which battle to describe.

“Jeremy, remember that one time in the Haunted Mansion?” Justin questions him.

Jeremy's eyes open with shock.

“We were making our way through that eerie garden, the one full of statues. You were quite nervous at first, but I encouraged you to keep flying with me. We were going to stick with each other forever,” Justin takes a short breath. “Then, we saw the graceful stone Houndoom, which seemed to turn alive. The thing snarled at us, then lunged on me, forcing me to the ground. But you did your best to rescue me. I could see the determination and passion in your eyes. You cared for me a lot. And in the end, the living statue was only a Shuppet playing games.”

Jeremy is quite happy when Justin seems to stop discussing that night, as it only brings memories of humiliation to him. That Shuppet had actually ditched Justin and Jeremy because Jeremy didn't know how to battle yet.

“I know that night still humiliates you, Jeremy. It is quite embarrassing for me as well. But when you actually let me hold onto your feet in an attempt to take me away from the stone Houndoom, I could tell you completely trusted me. You could have kept flying away, saving yourself from any harm, but you didn’t.” Justin takes another breath, Jeremy beginning to chirp with cheer. “And that battle with the Shuppet. You were terrified, but growled at the ghost anyway. And although it laughed hysterically at you, you still attempted to peck it down. Jeremy, you showed amazing loyalty that night. And after that lost battle, we decided to train for the future. You see, Jeremy, we don’t have to win all of our battles in order to create a magical bond. The actions that we do to help each other make us closer.”

Jeremy is incredibly moved by Justin’s speech. He snuggles into Justin’s arm, completely relaxed, and waits to be judged.

Arc_Angel
26th November 2005, 3:55 PM
Stacey and Lucius sat down by the small lake where they had just performed their latest trial, the two of them immensely proud of their results. Lucius happily floated across the surface of the water, the setting sun cast oranges and red across the serene surface in a display so beautiful it took Stacey’s breath away. Lucius returned to his trainer’s side and she happily embraced him as he giggled with the continued excitement the day had brought. The two of them sat enjoying one another’s company, watching the sun set behind the forest when Stacey’s mind began to wander. She had not had the opportunity to spend much time with Lucius and what time she was sharing with him now was fantastic. There had been one occasion that Stacey thought had brought them closer together more than anything, their very first battle together, which hadn’t been all that long ago.

“Hey Lucius, you remember our first ever battle together, it was so intense wasn’t it?

Lucius nodded his head, his mood toning down slightly at the thought of his very first battle. Noticing his mood change Stacey frowned and held him up to meet her eyes.

“You’re not upset that your first battle was with your team mates are you luv?” She said softly as he looked at her trying to conceal his emotions something very difficult for him.

They had been travelling through the Cloud Garden searching for fate stones for Stacey’s quest. They had one fate stone given to her by the Village Elder in the Stardust Fields and their quest had lead them to the Rainbow Waterfalls. The second fate stone lay there, deep in the palace of the King of Rainbow Waterfalls. For them to be able to obtain it they promised the King that they would take care of his Ditto problem for him. The very short trip from the depths of the ice palace to the waterfalls outside seemed to go on forever, Stacey considering the threat they were about to face. These Ditto had fooled and destroyed everything in their wake in their conquest. Could she hope to stop them? As the low-lying sun glittering across the blue waters of the lake before the Palace, she sighed and knew that she had to stop these creatures. She had not taken many steps before 4 Poliwrath slowly emerged from the glistening surface of the water, the cool liquid running down their blue, toned bodies. Their eyes were devoid of emotions as they sized up the young woman before them. Missy, Stacey’s Misdreavus already by her side floated over to protect her trainer. Knowing that the best chance to take down the 4 Poliwrath impersonators was to meet their numbers. Her hand strayed to the pokeballs on her waist. She plucked three off and threw them into the air. Her Sableye Impish, Kadabra Macabre and Shuppet Lucius appeared next to Missy and eyed up the competition. Missy, Macabre and Impish had all fought before and were quite adept at it; however for Lucius this was his first ever battle. He cackled happily and spun around in glee at being chosen for a battle at last. He had only looked on as his comrades fought various opponents and grew in strength as a result and he longed to feel what they had felt. He stopped his games and looked his chosen opponent in the eyes, as his comrades did, trying to instil some fear into the creature.

Stacey smiled at her pokemon and Shuppet beamed at her, happy at the attention. She felt a thrill of excitement rise in her belly, one that always seemed to wriggle its way in there when a battle was about to start. All her pokemon looked over their shoulder to her, awaiting their first orders. She looked to Impish and gave his orders, then Macabre followed by Missy and finishing with Lucius. The look of pure unadulterated happiness on his face made a tear fall from her eye. She wiped it quickly and thought over his attacks. She knew that was his first battle but total faith in his abilities. Lucius was beginning to get worried at the length of time it was taking Stacey to give him his orders and he began to get paranoid, wondering if she had changed her mind about using him for this important battle.

“Lucius, I want you to Screech really loudly at your Ditto, then attack with Knock Off followed by Nightshade," Stacey finally ordered after what felt like an eternity for him. He grinned and swivelled to face his opponent. Now he could get started. He opened his mouth wide and screeched out a sound that made all the pokemon around him wince, unfortunately that included his teammates. They glared at him for it and he muttered out an apology as he tried to keep his concentration on his battle. He glowed black and sped through the air striking the Poilwrath fake head on knocking it back into the water, the clear liquid rising up, spraying the Shuppet with small droplets. He spun around quickly, his black aura fading as his eyes glowed deep purple. A strong bolt of Nightshade arced through the air, dancing across the rippling waters and cracking as it hits the Ditto on its back, a loud scream the result of that attack. Lucius, despite the falter with the choice of his first attack was grinning once more and looked over to Stacey to see her watching him cheering him on. What he saw though was totally different. Stacey was currently watching over Impish who had a similar success with his Ditto, before she looked to Macabre, smiling at his rage fuelled assault. Lucius frowned and look down at the stilling waters surface, a small amount of sorrow filling him as he saw its reflection mirrored. As he felt Stacey look over to him, to see what his attacks had produced, he grinned at her, a façade that he felt necessary to keep up.

Stacey saw that Lucius had knocked his Ditto opponent down and grinned at him, an emotion she saw mirrored from him. She quickly assessed all of her pokemon’s current status and set to giving out orders. Impish, Macabre, Missy then Lucius once more. Luicus’s began to get paranoid once more, why was she always giving him his orders last? Did she think he needed more time to contemplate them before attacking? He shook his head from the paranoid thoughts and pouted, it was so unlike him to think like this. I was just cause it was it was his first battle. That’s right. He just was a little nervous, but oh so ready. Hmm mmm, he assured himself.

“Lucius, no more shreiking from you, use your own Astonish on your Poliwrath look-a-like and then throw a Nightshade into the mix.” Stacey ordered him, and he could already see from the corner of his eye that the others had begun their attacks, and he couldn’t stop the frown appearing on his face at the first comment. She had asked him to use that attack! Stacey saw the frown and it became mirrored on her face. What was wrong with Lucius, was he a little nervous? He soon locked eyes with his opponent and started his attack. Stacey reassured herself that he was just thinking over his attacks and began to watch the others. Lucius glowed black before disappearing and reappearing behind his Ditto, slamming it in the back. He quickly charged up his Nightshade, the black and purple energy crackling around his horn before it was discharged, striking the Ditto in the face making its cry out in pain. Lucius allowed a smile to reach his lips as the last attack, before it soon turned back to a frown as a high-pressurized jet of water slammed into his face pushing him back into the wall of the ice palace. He winced in pain, water running down his form, dripping on to the ground below. He had never been hit with an attack before, and that one had really hurt, been terribly cold too. He shook the pain off as well as the water and saw Stacey looking to him with concern. He had to bite his lip to stop a sarcastic comment emerging, he had only taken one hit, sure it was a hard one and it hurt like hell but still, he didn’t need her babying him. He was so blind sighted that he did not notice Stacey give the same concern to Missy who had been blasted with psychic energy at the same time as he was hit. The façade once again returned and reassured her that he was all right. Stacey smiled at him and encouraged him to fight on.

"Lucius, Disable your Ditto and then lets get chilly with a nice Icy Wind." Stacey commanded of him next. The thought of using the new moves she had taught him gave him a thrill of excitement that replaced the doubts in his mind. He spun around quickly drying himself of the water and focused solely on his opponent for a change, trying hard not to look at what the others were doing. His eyes glowed a cyan blue as he concentrated hard on the Poliwrath fake in front of him. The same colour aura surrounded the creature and it found itself immobile. Summoning the icy energy inside of him, Luicus blew out a cold wind that surrounded the Ditto making it shiver uncontrollably, its wet body freezing slowly over until it was wholly encased in ice. Luicus cheered, a thread of happiness wrapping him tight at the success of the combo he pulled off. He looked to his sides and saw Missy and Macabre finish off their opponents, the Ditto passing out where they stood. Pushing away the spark of jealousy at their quicker success he saw Stacey congratulating them on their victories. She threw an empty pokeball at one of the KO’ed Ditto and turned to Impish and Lucius giving them what would their last orders for this battle.

"Lucius, attack ice ditto with Nightshade followed by a nice Knock off, if thats not enough, then use Astonish as well". Lucius took a deep and calming breath, he would no show his anxieties to Stacey; she may never use him in a battle again if she knew what was going on inside his confused mind. His overworked mind was giving him a slight headache and bringing tears to his eyes. Stacey saw this and thought it was the water still glistening on his body from the last attack. He shook away the tears and his horn crackled with ghostly energy. It discharged and arced to the Ice-encased Ditto. The energy cracked through the ice and struck the Ditto making it cry out in pain. Lucius ended the battle with a Knock off, the black aura surrounding him as he slammed into the Ditto. Impish had also finished his battle, leaving the team victorious. Stacey congratulated both her pokemon hugging them tight. Lucius smiled through the ache and nuzzled his trainer’s side. He knew he had fought well, and he had won his first battle … but something just didn’t feel right. It was not how he wanted his first battle to be.

The remembrance past, Stacey was looking at Lucius with fresh tears running down her pale cheeks. She had never known how he had felt. She berated herself for the lack of support she had given him during the fight.

“Oh Lucius, I never knew you felt that way. Throughout the whole battle I thought you were confident in your abilities, you were doing so well. How could I have been so stupid?” she said rubbing her eyes furiously. Lucius spoke harshly to her, silencing her pity. He couldn’t bear to see her upset and tried to comfort her, reassuring her that he enjoyed the battle despite the feeling at the time. Stacey looked to him and kissed him softly on his head.

“Your first battle is supposed to be special, and now knowing the way you felt, how could it have been? I feel as if I don’t know you Lucius. You always seem so happy-go-lucky, I didn’t know how you truly felt.” Lucius cried along with her, trying to get her to stop.

“That battle hadn’t brought us together like I thought … but talking about it has.” Lucius nodded his head, smiling softly at her.

“I see now that we have such a long way to go before we truly know one another. There are so many layers to you for me to explore, and I’m sure this goes both ways.” Stacey said smiling at her Shuppet, the tears now dried up. “One thing I promise you though, the next battle we have … it’ll be just you and me and will be the most special ever. We will work like one. I’ll give you all the support and time possible.” Lucius laughed happily and threw himself at Stacey. The two of them hugged one another, feeling a new and deeper understanding of each other as the sun set and stars shone promisingly above.

HakuBlue
26th November 2005, 5:54 PM
Finshed with their last trial, Haku and Cronos were dead tired and took a seat on a grass bed. Cronos didn't seem to tired, as he was picking up plants and roses from the ground, and then plucking the leafs and petals of them. Haku looked at him, and could't help but smile. Cronos had always been like that, curious for his surroundings. From the very first time that his eyes gazed upon Cronos, he had seen a sparkle on his eyes, eager to know who he was. Cronos was hanging from Sasuke, the current owner of Cronos. As soon as he heard of the hatching of Cronos, Haku had done anything on his power to arrange a meeting with Sasuke. Even though some arrangements were already previously talked, Haku just had to see the baby meditite for himself, after all, if everything went right Cronos would soon be his.

After some small talk with Sasuke, who was sketching a drawing of the baby pokemon, probably to hold on as a memory. When Cronos first met Haku, he was afraid a little, but didn't let his fears get the best of him. Instead, his curiosity took over and quickly began examinating Haku, from top to bottom. Confused by the fabric on Haku's clothes, Cronos had began picking on the messy jeans, feeling the texture of them. Haku, glad that Cronos felt more 'comfortable' around him, picked him up, and raised him up high. He began to spin around the newly meditite, remembering his mom's old stories whenever he was a baby.Cronos seemed to enjoy the ride, and began smiling and laughing. He was just born after all, so he didn't really have much prior experience to fun, except when he was playing with one of Sasuke's pokemon. After some minutes playing with Cronos, Haku stopped and said to Cronos, "Sasuke agreed you can come with me and become my pokemon, but before you do, I want you to decide for yourself."

Startled with the news, Cronos began to ponder for a while. He looked over at his current trainer and then stared over the new trainer, who could be his final trainer for ever. He really didn't know both of the trainers very well, but he had an intuation, a feeling from his gut to agree.He gave a small nod at Haku, and began to smile at Haku, his soon to be new trainer. "It's on then, and I'll guarantee you that you'll have a lot of fun with me, you won't regret it...." Haku began rambling on and on, until Sasuke interrupted and said it was time to make it official. The two trainers went into the Cable Club, and by the time they left, Haku had made a new friend, while Sasuke gained a few candies and another creature to take care in the meantime....

Haku looked over at Cronos again, who had stopped plucking the plants and seemed to enjoy the story. "Do you remember any of this? Or were you too small to remember?" Cronos gave a small nod and replied .."Tite,Medi -Tite, Medi!" No matter how much nonsense that sounded, Haku understood his pokemon. He has always understood any of his team, no matter how gibbrish it may sound. Excited by Cronos response, Haku quickly said,"So you do remember eh? Do you regret your choice?" Immediately, Cronos shook his head and tackled Haku with a big hug. Haku, on the ground now, began laughing and smiling harder then usually. Cronos and he might not know each other since a long time, but they do know each other well. They both know their likes and dislikes, they know how they are, who they are, and they both know how to cheer each other. "You know something Cronos, I know we don't have too many memories yet, but I'm sure that in this tournament we'll gain a lot. We already have some new ones too. I will never forget you soaring in the sky with your beautiful wings. It was truly beautiful and inspiring Cronos, clearly one of your best times." Cronos smiled and nodded. He too was surprised by the result of the last trial, and was very proud of it too. Remembering his trial, Cronos began moving about, trying to mimick himself but didn't had too much luck with that, as he soon tripped over a flower. His cheeks grew bright red, and Cronos began to laugh. "Don't worry Cronos, I'm sure that it's just that you're not motivated at the time, when it'll be at a high stake, I know you can pull it off again." As Haku said this, he stood up, and lifted up Cronos in the air, spinning until they both dropped down on the grass. Putting an ease to their minds and lift the pressure off from each other. This tournament wasn't just going to be tears and stress, it will be laughter, joy, and fun too.

Rikku.
26th November 2005, 6:57 PM
Both Kaya and Kara stood after being judged on their performance in the previous task. Kaya's heart swelled with pride with how well her Blackbird pokemon did. Kara herself was feeling ecstatic, bouncing around and cawing loudly, if birds could grin then Kara's features would be covered in a huge one. Taking a bow, Kara then flew over to Kaya and perched on her should. Kaya squirmed as Kara's talons pierced her skin oh-so-slightly. It had been a habit that Kara had embodied ever since Kaya obtained her through a trade, but after all this time, Kaya was becoming numb to the pain.

After the new task was announced the two of them looked at each other puzzled. Kaya then crinkled her nose up as she felt butterflies in her stomach, "Man.. you haven't been in a huge, extravagant battle though Kara.. We'll have to think of something else to show our bond" Kara cawed at the suggestion and then flew in to the air just above Kaya and flew into the sunlight, the tail on her ring shining brightly as the sunshine reflected off it. Kara cawed softly as Kaya whispers, "The tail ring that he gave you.. Yeah.. I remember that day.." Kaya begin to recall that day, where she and Kara realized that they had more in common than they had originally thought.

"We were sitting in the Bar, it was quiet and there wasn't a soul to be seen with the exception of the Bartender on duty.. You were having a drink of some water and I was drinking some coffee, I must've been so bloody tired that day.." Kaya struggled to hold back the tears already, her eyes were stinging, but she continued on. Kara nuzzled her head against her trainers neck, to try to soothe her. "I just had just spoken to him, and there was so much I could've said, but I didn't.. I just couldn't get those words out.." Kara's eyes then fell to the ground, thinking of her own experience that day. She had been conversing with one of his pokemon, the darkest one of the bunch, just like her. Kara then felt her stomach begin to "float", that horrible feeling.. It felt like nervousness. She herself could happily joke with that pokemon, but she could never say her true feelings.. "Yeah.. we watched them both walk out, you were so pleased with the silver tail ring they had just given you, you look so pretty with that ring on, Kara. I looked at you and I saw a lone tear slide down your face.. It trickled onto your beak and then fell to the ground.. I never knew that you had feelings like that, so similiar to my own"

Kaya took a deep breath and continued.."We both looked around the bar and at that moment, went into a Private Booth so we could have some privacy to talk about this. You sat on my shoulder, and your eyes never left the ground.. I was worried but then again, I wasn't feeling too good myself, my heart was beating so quickly, and it felt like it was fluttering. I kept thinking about him and what could've happened if I had told him how I feel.. We sat down and you hopped off my shoulder as I sat in the soft chair, I leant back and you bounced into my lap and looked up at me, and right away I could see the sadness in your eyes, that sadness reminded me so much of my own. I then lifted you up and gave you a hug, and I began to cry, the tears streamed down my face. Sobbing, it felt as if my emotions were embodied in those tears." Kara looked to Kaya and nodded, that lone tear appearing in the corner of her eye once again.

Kaya then wiped her arm across her eyes, removing the stray tears that had managed to escape. Kara did the same and wipes the tip of her black feathers across her own eyes and removed the tears. Both of them were strong women on the outside, both of them embodying striking personalities.. But inside, they both hold a lot of emotion, and these emotions.. they tend to keep to themselves. Kaya then smiled and stroked Karas head and said quietly,


"We'll both always wonder.. What could have been.. If we could only summon the courage to express how we feel"

Kara then spread her wings and cawed loudly, in agreement with her trainer.. The silver ring on her tail feathers, the symbol of the strong bond they both share shines brightly in the sunlight.. The two ladies stood, ready to be judged and move onto the next stage of the competition, where they would battle on, through sadness and happiness, to prove themselves to world and to them.

ForeverFlygon
27th November 2005, 12:55 AM
The story of FF's two flying pokemon...


Feera walked through the cold darkness of the desert, every step echoing through the vast sand lands. Beside him was Karn a young boy whose Cacnea they had saved together. Sitting on Feera's shoulder was Free the Trapinch. He had grown bigger as of late, Feera didn't know why, but he was certainly much stronger than before as well. Sinking deep into thoughts as the approached the village they were heading for, Karn gasped, startling Feera, and making him focus on what was before them.
From the village rose a pillar of smoke.
"Are they having a party or what is going on there?"
"There are no celebrations now," said Karn, making Feera even more worried.

As they entered the village, their worst fears were confirmed. People were running around, screaming, panicking, and some lay unconscious. Houses were one fire, and no one was doing anything to prevent it. They both hurried to the village square, heading in the opposite direction that the people were running. As they reached it, they saw a large creature standing in the middle of it, one ticked off Aggron, who was spreading chaos and destruction around it.

Feera releases Free, and Fínwè, the Girafarig, whilst Karn decides to use his Delibird. Fínwè tries to Astonish the Aggron, fails and instead tries a Thunder Wave, which leaves Aggron completely unaffected. Free tries to Bite the evil creature, but it stomps down, creating an Earthquake, sending rocks everywhere. Feera and Karn shield their eyes as sand is whipped up around them. When they uncover their eyes, they see Free, lifting up some of the rocks and throwing them at Aggron with his mightiest Rock Throw!

Feera tells Karn to get help, as he doesn't believe they can make it completely on their own. As Karn leaves, he orders Free to Double-Edge Aggron, and then another Rock Throw.
But, before they attack, he approaches the enraged Aggron and tries to calm it, a not very smart move. Aggron punches him in the stomach, which sends him flying backwards. With every cell in his body aching, his eyelids start to feel heavy. The last thing he sees is both Free and Delibird trying to attack Aggron, but both get Focus Punched, before he falls into a deep slumber...

He wakes up seconds later, or was it a lifetime? He checks himself for injuries, but miraculously finds none! He takes a look around himself, to find the town empty, only filled with a white mist. He shouts for Karn, who approaches, though in black and white. As he gets closer, he can see his eyes are white, with black streaks. Feera reaches out a hand, but it passes through Karns body! He screams, not knowing what to believe. Taken by shock, he turns around and begins to run, only to fall over a body... His own body! He doesn't scream this time, but is just shocked, he isn't able to do a single thing. From behind him comes suddenly a loud roar, and there stands Aggron, only this time angrier and bigger! He finds the pokeballs at his belt, and throws one in the air, releasing once again a Trapinch, the same as before. Feera tells Free to Double Edge his opponent, and the throw some rocks at it. And finally, blind it with Sand-Attack before Double Edging it again.

As Free does what he is told, he first throws some Rocks at Aggron, and then crashes into it. It has barely any effect other than anger it ever further, but as Free kicks some mist up his opponents face, Aggron roars, and Feera realises that he has a better chance then ever to beat it in this place.
He reaches down with one and, and hesitates, then lifts it up again, the mist floating off his hand, and he gets an idea. He orders Fee to lift up chunks of rocks into the air, then cover them with mist, and throw them at Aggron.

Free executes his moves, the rocks hitting the opponent at full speed, hurting it quite severely. Aggron, however, has no plans of giving in, and tries to Take Down Free, who goes down... into the ground! In the last second, he avoided with Dig! Feera's insides cheer with him, his hopes are getting higher now.

Feera then tells Free to attack using the same cycle as before; lift rocks into the air, cover them in mist, and fore them. This time, he is also told to Double Edge the Aggron.

Free tries to carry out his orders, but as the rocks are about to hit the evil creature; it crushes them with a powerful Iron Tail, causing Feera to have a sudden headache. He covers his head with his hands, not knowing where it came from, but then, it stuck him. Every time something that belonged to this place was damaged in anyway, his head and body hurt... Maybe they were connected, he wondered.

Even though believing his idea is very silly, and orders Free to stand back. He does as he is told, and stays next to Feera, ready to protect him at any sign of danger. Feera saw the situation inside his head, with every little detail he could remember. All but one thing was there. The ground beneath Aggron. Concentrating as hard as possible on this thought, he hoped his plan would work, half-knowing it wouldn't.

As he opens his eyes, he can still se a dark figure in front of him, and he breathes out in sadness, his hopes brutally crushed. But, he notices something... A black hole! And it's not in the ground, but in the sky, and it's sucking up Aggron! Feera gasps as he sees what happens, and does so a second time when he sees what is left behind; a Drowzee.

Deciding that this thing is going even more down than the one before, he orders Free to Bite it, and hang for his dear life, before insulting it some.

As Free does as he is told, Drowzee simply Teleports out of the way when he is about to get bitten. He reappears behind Free, and sends him flying with a Confusion attack. Feera curses, knowing this battle won't be easy. So, he took another pokeball from his belt, and threw it into the air. Released was an owl-like pokemon, ah Hoothoot called Nookie. He told them their orders, Nookie was to Hypnotize Drowzee, while Free chomped down on it as hard as he possible could

Nookie stares deeply into the Drowzee's eyes, trying to Hypnotize him. And Drowzee counters by trying to Hypnotize Nookie! They both fell to the ground, asleep, and that's when Free saw his chance. He scuttled across the ground, and bit Drowzee hard, making it faint.

Suddenly, Nookie began glowing, his form growing and growing. As the light faded away, he stood there, as a fully evolved Noctowl! Feera picked him up hugged him, when he saw that Free Began to glow as well. His from shrank instead, to look more like a fly, and the light around him faded as well. There was, a hungry, evolved Vibrava! Feera picked him up as well, and barely managed to hold them both up, and was laughing, when suddenly, a creature descended from the Sky. It took a few seconds for Feera to realise what it was, but when he did, he could not utter a word. But it was not needed. The Shiny Flygon in front of him just made him knew this was his dream coming true. He let Nookie and Free out of his lap, and walked forward, to stroke Flygon. As he did, it became apparent to him. Flygon was here to help. He jumped up on its back, and Nookie lifted off the ground by himself for the first time in his life, as did Free.

When they all flew through time and space, Feera's surroundings began to change, regaining their colors...

Nagashi
27th November 2005, 12:55 AM
James walked in a determindly casual manner towards the Judge's table, not meeting any of them in the eye and avoiding contact with the other trainers. He quickly put a sheet of paper onto their desk and said, "Neither of us could agree on what moment we should describe, so he got into a strop and stormed off. So I wrote a, er, sensitive moment we had in the Volcanic Mountain." Seeing another contestant coming closer he hastily pushed the writing piece closer to the Judges and said quickly, "Please don't show this to anyone - I'd never live it down... Big, er, macho guys like me aren't supposed to have emotions." And with that the skinny kid scurried off, leaving behind the paper which showed as followed:

Amudon glared at the sight of his quivering trainer, who's fists were clenched and had tears streaming down his face. The steel bird could of told something was wrong even if his trainer had not been in such a pathetic state; there were trainers everywhere, all looking away from each other, hiding their faces. And there was something about the landscape that reminded him of the Volcanic Mountain, but what he saw was too... primal to be anything from where the great bird had grown up in.

Voice shaking and face looking towards the ground in a desperate attempt to hide the tears, James said, "A-Amudon, I'd like a lift..." A trembling hand was raised and pointed into the distance, where a small village of wooden huts could be seen, within walking distance. At least as far as Amudon was concerned.

He cawed indignantly and snapped, "What could possibly be so important that you interrupt my rest?" The bird's eyes narrowed. "I wish to preen and you send me out in this in-hospitable landscape, for a ride? I am not transport--"

He was interrupted by James, who gave an unreluctant sob, "Amudon please," The desperation in his voice was made clear. "t-the ground isn't safe... it doesn't feel right..."

Amudon glared, wondering what could possibly be so wrong. "Explain."

His trainer looked at him with incredulous anger, obviously expecting at least a little pity from his pokemon, "Fine," he spat out angrily. "T-the other day, Kage and I were trapped in a sandstorm..." Amudon looked slightly flustered at that, knowing all to well the horrors of a sandstorm from his travels through Orre - it had been murder on his wings. The bird still didn't think he had all the scratches out...

He was interrupted from his musing's as James continued, "Celebi saved us--" Amudon let out a suprised caw before looking slightly embarassed from doing something so undignified. James didn't seem to notice as he continued "--and at first I was glad, but... of course, there was more to it than that. Alot more. Mewtwo has this plan to destory this Zone, and it's up to us... all of us-" He pointed to each of the other trainers, "-to stop it." Fresh tears began to roll down his face as the teenager's fist clenched, "B-but it's too much! I don't want this responsibility - none of us do! And this place is... wrong, the air is wrong, the land is wrong, the feeling's wrong! I just want to leave--"

"Stop," started Amudon airily, "lest you make even more of a fool of yourself in front of others." The steel bird lowered his neck and spread his wings, not meeting James's eyes. "Now hurry and get on."

Despite his harsh words, and normal indignant attitude, that gesture from the proud skarmory meant more to the trainer than Amudon would ever know. "T-thanks," he whispered, for the first time since his arrival a genuine smile on his face. "Let's get out of here."

Skrusti
27th November 2005, 1:14 AM
Seven Hours remaining. Not sure who hasn't turned theirs in yet, but you'd better hurry. Remember, no leniency. You don't turn it in by the time, you fail. That simple.

thed3
27th November 2005, 1:21 AM
It was night and Thed walked on the dimly lit stage which he was just on earlier that day. All the people had left for the day and the trainers were told to reminisce on a battle or experience that the trainer had with their pokemon. He approached a spot on the stage where a dim spotlight was shining and he sat down. Magneto floated around him and then in a sluggish movement floated down into Thed’s lap.

“You tired already Magneto?” Thed asked sarcastically.

Magneto just nodded and looked up at its trainer.

“You remember that battle we had against that Bug and Poison Master’s Nidoqueen?”

Magneto’s eye widened in surprise as a gesture of ‘How could I forget’.

“Yeah now that’s something to remember… I got to say Magneto that battle is one of the most memorable things that I’ve ever been through while I’ve been in Fizzy Bubbles. Now that’s something to be proud of little buddy because I’ve been through a lot. Yeah but we showed that Nidoqueen a thing or two.”

Both looked up at the night sky filled with stars. But, it wasn’t the stars that they were focusing on. Actually, they weren’t focusing on anything in the sky; they were just daydreaming and remembering that one battle. It was as if they were replaying that battle in the sky like a video.

It was just another adventure for Thed he was wandering in Stardust Fields which was deep within The Cloud Garden. He had just battled a pair of Rattatas, in order to save a Sentret and its mother Furret, with his Cubone and Machop. Thed was a bit bored but out of nowhere a trainer jumped out of nowhere. He proclaimed himself as the Bug and Poison pokemon master and challenged Thed to a 3 on 3 match. Not one to back down from a challenge Thed accepted. Instinctively Thed threw out a pokeball and out popped Magneto. It was a strategic move on Thed’s part; most bug pokemon were part flying as well and it would be able to take them down with its Electric type and Poison attacks would do nothing against its Steel type. Thed felt he would have a clear advantage over whatever this trainer’s first choice would be. That wasn’t the case as the trainer’s first pokemon was revealed to be a Nidoqueen. Both Thed and Magneto were taken aback. It was obvious that the pokemon was at a much higher level than Magneto just by looking at its height and build. ‘Freakin’ eh….’ Thed thought to himself as the trainer deliberately chose his pokemon second in order to strategize against him. Thed wouldn’t be able to

Thed wasn’t just going to back off from this pokemon and Magneto stood its ground as well ready to battle. “Alright Magneto let’s start off with a Flash and Metal Sound to blind and deafen that Nidoqueen. After that use a rally of Tackles to take the brute down.” Magneto being the faster one to react charged up a little bit and shook and then released a burst of light in the surroundings. The Nidoqueen roared and began to rub its eyes to try and regain its sight. Seeing its chance Magneto then banged its magnets together to create a visible sound wave. When the waves reached the Nidoqueen it immediately dropped to the ground in agony and tried to cover its ears. Thed smiled seeing his commands come through. Magneto then looked back to him and Thed nodded Magneto was ready to Tackle the beast but it had already gotten up. It started running in different directions Tail Whipping the air and then ran to another area using a Double Kick. Thed and Magneto couldn’t help laughing at the…

“AHAHAHA” Thed laughed aloud breaking the image of the Nidoqueen in the sky. “Oh geez that’s just too good hehe.” Magneto looked up at its trainer with an irritated look which surprised Thed. It then smiled and started laughing too. “Ahh see…” Thed said convinced as they both laughed. After a couple of minutes laughing both got back in their sitting positions. “So where were we?? Oh yeah…”

Thed and Magneto couldn’t help but laugh at the Nidoqueen. The Nidoqueen then made an abrupt turn towards Magneto; its fist glowed white and it landed a big Superpower on Magneto. Magneto flew back and onto the ground; it floated off the ground looking hurt and nearly knocked out. In a fit of anger Magneto Tackled the Nidoqueen, but from the looks of the Nidoqueen it looked like it didn’t even leave a scratch. Thed was annoyed at how lucky the Nidoqueen was in landing that Superpower and thought ‘Lucky biz-natch’. Thed then yelled out, "Magneto I know you're hurting pretty badly but we need to keep going. So let off a harsh Metal Sound before that Nidoqueen can hear it's trainer's commands. Then Tackle that overgrown needle over and over but try to dodge any sort of attacks or flailing. If you see it open its eyes give it a Flash to blind it again.” Magneto again banged its magnets together, but this time the sound waves looked like it had less of an effect on Nidoqueen; it hardly staggered. The Bug and Poison trainer yelled out, “Nidoqueen use Double Kick and then Rock Smash it.” The Nidoqueen then kicked Magneto; again it fell to the ground but it was determined not to go down without a fight and floated back into the air. Thankfully the Nidoqueen didn’t execute the Rock Smash quite possibly due to it not being able to hear its trainer’s last commands.

“Whoo Magneto let me tell ya… that part had to be the worst part of that battle. I was soooo worried that you were going to break apart or something. You had no idea…” Magneto instantly turned around in Thed’s lap with a tear in its eye. “Mag….” “Aww… Magneto I didn’t even know that you could cry. That’s so awesome. But you know you and the rest of the ‘Eh No Make Li’Dat Crew’ always come first. Magneto shook away the tear and spun back around to look at the sky.

An image of Thed with a worried look filled the sky. The trainer yelled aloud, “Nidoqueen try and finish this up with a Double Kick and then Superpower.” “Oh dear... Well Magneto this looks like the last stand for us since we really don't have any options left.” Magneto nodded and knew what his trainer's next commands would be. "Ok Magneto just try to dodge those attacks by floating and dodging. Then go on a frenzy with your Tackle attacks till either it faints or you faint.” Magneto floated forward towards the Nidoqueen. It was able to land a kick but Magneto in determination kept on going. Thed then focused his attention on the Nidoqueen; it stood in place for awhile and then fell to the ground. Magneto turned back towards Thed and started floating around joyfully after defeating the ground pokemon. “Alright Magneto!!! You were able to take down a Nidoqueen!!!!!!!!” Thed exclaimed.

The images in the sky faded. “That was exhilarating… I was so proud of you Magneto… and I still am. You cease to amaze...” Thed looked down at Magneto after waiting for a response. Magneto was fast asleep in his lap. “Well… Can’t even stay awake through its own ‘best’ battle. Well the rest is well earned especially after the two trials today... Well three actually.” With that Thed got up with Magneto in its arms and walked off the stage towards his room.

Eon
27th November 2005, 1:30 AM
Eon looked at Aura, trying to remember something that they had done together. He hadn’t had her for very long, and they hadn’t done much together yet except for this tournament. Searching his memory, Eon suddenly had a flashback of the night after they had first met.

“I had been wanting a Misdreavus for a while, so I was ecstatic when I got her from the Cable Club. That night, I decided to set up camp in a forest so I could introduce her to the rest of my team.” Eon continued to describe the scene as it played out in his mind.

“After settling in to my area, I released Misdreavus from her Pokeball, as well as my other Pokemon that I had on my team at the time. ‘Misdreavus,’ I said, ‘meet Senna, Artemis, Dawn, Mirage, and Night.’ I indicated my Ivysaur, Teddiursa, Espeon, Trapinch, and Sneasel. ‘I also have a Mantine and a Growlithe.’ Misdreavus stayed back a little at first, but eventually warmed up to my Pokemon and began to play around with them.” Eon paused for a second, smiling, as he remembered this next part. “She didn’t really become part of the team until that night, though.”

“After a while we drifted off to sleep. Thus, we didn’t know when several Houndour came onto our campsite. We all awoke when the pack started barking at our tent, which woke us all up instantly. We all ran out of the tent to find a bunch of them surrounding us. I told Misdreavus to get behind us, as she hadn’t had any battling experience on my team, and this was a battle I didn’t think we could win. My Pokemon were just about to start battling when Misdreavus opened her mouth and released one of the loudest Screech attacks I’ve ever heard. My Pokemon and I all covered our ears to protect them from the noise, but it scared away the Houndour almost instantly. As soon as they were gone, Misdreavus stopped Screeching and smirked, proud of her acomplishment. With that, we truly started to celebrate Misdreavus’ entering the team, and celebrated all the way into the morning.” Eon closed his eyes, smiling, as he relived his fond memory.

Dae~Maker
27th November 2005, 2:41 AM
Sitting on the remote hill, staring out into the ocean, Grey and Haruspex ponder on the newest mission. Both entities, the owl perched contently on Grey’s shoulder and the human inhaling a deep breath, watch as the full moon rises from a watery birth. The waves crash against the small shoreline, creating the sound of a beating heart, and the salty tang of the air rejuvenates Grey’s mind.

After a long breath and interminable silence, Grey murmurs to his wise friend, “To prove a bond between two people is like solving for variables in love or calculating the immensity of the human soul. Those bonds which connect everyone and their emotions are all encompassing factors of human nature. No one person could just ask of something like this and receive a trivial answer. I don’t know what we’re going to do.”

Haruspex hoots a whimsical sound in agreement. It seems that both the bird and the boy are lost in their own thoughts on how they will compete. The challenge is a mountain which they must scale in order to succeed.

“Haruspex, I know we haven’t been together long, but I feel a definite bond, don’t you? I mean, you must be the most babied pokemon of all mine. You get weekly teachings and now you are the most educated on the team. I know, I know. It isn’t really what they’re looking for, but you feel it don’t you? I do…”

Haruspex looks at his trainer and gives him an affectionate cuddle, cheek to cheek, before hooting a delighted and assured ‘yes.’

“Thanks boy. I just can’t seem to find that defining moment. I mean, I got you for a reason; I saw your potential and how truly awesome you could be and I didn’t want to see you neglected. And look how far we’ve come together. I mean, it hasn’t been that long on the road, but we’ve seen demented Baltoys and poisoned Sunfloras. It’s been a fun adventure so far.”

“Hey, do you remember the war in Shoal Bay? I can see it like we only did it yesterday. Man, was that scary…”


:[Flashback]:

“NO! Haruspex! Hold on little buddy!” Grey screams into the torrential rain.

The overcast sky, ice cold rain, and waling winds rip at Grey and his pokmon as Haruspex is taken hostage. The bay, full of enemy Sharpedo and assailing Octillery, is in a state of chaos. Surf attacks rock the waves as Ice Beams and Hydro Pumps stream to and from either side. Haruspex, held fast in the leader Octillery’s tentacles, chirps in mad panic.

“D*mn you guys! Why do you have to fight?! We were just innocent travelers trying to end this imbecilic conflict! Give me back my friend!” Grey screams at the Octillery. Then, summoning his Roselia, Mantine, and Spearow, he calls them for a rescue mission of their newest comrade. After they had huddled in a team measure, and had been given orders, they all set out, as one, to rescue Haruspex.

“Haruspex, I know we’re new to each other and you don’t really know the rest of my team, but I need you to cooperate. Try and wriggle free of those suction cups and try to tackle him if you can. K-Flex, my aquarian aide, is coming to help you. Just hold tight! I promise; I’ll get you back…even if it takes all my effort and life, I will.”


:[End of Flashback]:

As Grey retells the tale, his mind comes wandering back to reality. His surroundings forge around him; the beach, the moon, and his friend, tidily snuggled up against his chest, half asleep.

“That wasn’t too long ago. But look how far we’ve come. I mean, we had the courage to enter with more experienced trainers to prove that this bond, between friends, can exist no matter how long two beings have known each other. It isn’t just about you being here to fight; it’s the fact that you will fight, willingly, and I will do everything I can to help you realize whatever potential you wish to achieve. That war, that you helped me end, created a friendship that will last, no matter who questions it or asks us to prove it. Remember, I’m for you because I’m your friend, just like I was then.”

With that said, Grey lets his words fall on the empty ears of the ocean and slumps down to protect his avian companion from the prevailing sea breeze. With a light hoot, Haruspex falls asleep as Grey stares out onto the endless horizon, planning to keep his promise and forever retain his connection with Haruspex.

ZoraJolteon
27th November 2005, 3:23 AM
Savaged by the harsh winds of the peaks of the Mountain Zone, I retreated into a cave for shelter. Unfortunantly for me, the cave was already occupied by a pack of Shroomish, and they weren't especially friendly. What could only of been the leader of the group, larger and stronger than all the rest approached me, a challenge I just could not refuse. Taking advantage of his x4 resistance, my faithful Tropius entered the field in a blaze of green light from his Friend Ball, eager to defend me at all costs. Listening intently to my first commands - a Growth, followed by a Stomp - he turned to face his unwisely confident foe, only to be suddenly struck by a Leech Seed! As the cruel tendrils sapped his strength, he focused on completing his orders, the vines forced appart effortlessly as he began to increase in size. As my foe watched in terror at this impressive display, Tropius raised his feet over it and brought them down hard, causing severe damage. Unfortunantly, Shroomish's defensive ability kicked in, and a cloud of Stun Spore was released, paralyzing Tropius' legs! Taking to the air to compensate for this loss of limbs, Tropius gave Shroomish a taste of his own medicine with a Leech Seed of his own, followed up by a frenzied flapping of wings to produce a powerful Gust, flinging Shroomish across the cave and into a rock. Realising Shroomish had no chance against Tropius like this, it played its trump card. The cave was lit up with a bright light emerging from Shroomish, as it expanded just like Tropius had once done to excape it's floral prison, and when the light died down, it was not a Shroomish we were facing, but a Breloom. With the benefit of it's powerful new arms and legs, Breloom sprung into the air, dealing Tropius a heavy Mach Punch, his flying-type helping to cushion the severity of the blow a little. However, all was not lost, as by evolving Breloom had foolishly doubled its weakness to Tropius' flying type attacks. Siezing the oppertunity, Tropius whipped up another Gust, the tightly packed twister of wind smacking into the kung-fu mushroom thingy for very good damage. Resorting to it's previous tactic, Breloom released another Leech Seed, this one entangling Tropius' leaves, sending him crashing back down to Earth and in prime position for another Mach Punch. Furious at this cowardly tactic, Tropius prepared to deal the final blow, once again utilising its Growth technique to boost it's size, erupting out of it's organic ties. Rearing up above it's foe, Tropius let out a battle cry and brought its forelimbs down on the Breloom with every smidgen of Energy it had remaining, crushing it beneath his soles. Breloom had taken all it had endured, and failed to get up, Knocked Out. Their leader vanquished, the remaining Shroomish fled in terror, unwilling to be exposed to any further brutal defeates, and glowing with power, Tropius received a well-deserved level up.

Latias10
27th November 2005, 5:32 AM
Catherine smiled as she walked through the beautiful Stardust field. She decided that this was a perfect place to share with her pokemon. She put both of her hands on two white and red spheres, which were attached her belt. She lifted them off and pressed the white button on them. They slowly opened and they each let out a bright red light, which formed into a pokemon before her. The pokeballs closed and she returned them back to their resting place on her belt. Before her were her two gorgeous bugs. Shine whom was butterfly like with colorful wings shining with the light. The other was Ledy whom was ladybug like with a red back with several black spots on them. He had buggy little wings and six arms. The two bug pokemon happily flapped their wings and flew gracefully through the air. Catherine knew that the two pokemon must being enjoying the wonderful weather around them. Catherine then decided that it would best to get going and she started to run on her dirty sneakers. When her two pokemon saw her leaving they quickly took chase after her.

After only a little bit of running Catherine heard a small cry coming from behind her. Catherine immediately stopped and turned around as quickly as she could in worry. She gasps as she sees Shine on the ground with a bird leaning over him. Catherine noticed that the creature, which was a Doduo, was pecking at him with its two heads. Ledy was desperately trying to save his friend from the wingless two headed menace. Knowing that she must to action if there would be any hope for her pokemon. She knew that Ledy was there ready to assist her. “Ledy first hit the wild Doduo with some Comet Punchs to knock it off Shine then blast it with a Psybeam. Shine just stay clam and wait for the opertonity to get free." Catherine told her two bug pokemon. Her two pokemon nodded their head telling their trainer that they understood her plan.

The Doduo then turned one of heads towards Ledy while the other stayed occupied with its pecking. The head that was facing Ledy opened its beak and let out a growl just as Ledy swooped in and launch several Comet Punches straight in the face. With this damage dealt the bird decides to put its full attention on Ledy and lifts its second head up which was crazily pecking Shine only seconds ago. With the head away from his body Shine slowly got up to his feet and flapped his strong wings a few times to get back into the air. He then flew over to his trainer in a bit of pain from the attacks but mostly ok. He carefully used Catherine’s head as his landing place where he had a good view of the battle. Catherine smiled pleased to have her pokemon free from the paining pecking of their opponent. The Doduo then surrounds itself with a shining black aura as it prepared to use its Pursuit attack. It then quickly runs on its bird like feet straight into Ledy who is unable to dodge the attack. Ledy is sent flying through the air but manages to gain control before the beast before him could lay down some more damage. Ledy then stared at the Doduo while he created a rainbow orb above his head. He then sent the beautiful beam flying straight into the brown chest of the bird. The Doduo blinks a bit startled by the attack before lunging forward its beaks ready for more pecking action. Its beak quickly ram into Ledy who lets out a cry of pain. After the attack Ledy still flew in good condition, only taking a little damage from the last assault. Catherine knew that her pokemon would need some commands so she got ready to call them out. "Ledy you are doing great. I want you to hit that Doduo with a Tackle and then some Comet Punches. If it tries to attack you push it back with a Psybeam," Catherine told her pokemon. Ledy then nodded since he was prepared to show the Doduo whose boss.

With Ledy’s quick recovery he quickly rams into the Doduo with a powerful Tackle attack it also happens to be the exact spot, which Psybeam had left it, mark a few minutes ago. The Doduo then lets out an angry squawk before pecking widely with its Furry Attack. Ledy responds with many punches from his Comet Punch attack. This goes on for around 10 seconds before one of Ledy’s white fist smacks into one of the Doduo’s eyes. The bird lets out a screech of extreme pain as it jumps back to avoid any more pain. The Doduo then opens both its beak and starts to charge up red, blue and yellow into an orb in front of its beaks. Ledy knows that the bird is going to launch a powerful attack so he responds by launching a powerful attack of his. The two colorful attacks Tri-Attack and Psybeam crash into each other in between both pokemon. The two massive attacks collision created an explosion, which sends both Ledy, and the wild bird flying backwards and making them hit the ground with a thud. When the effect of the explosions disappears Catherine stares at Ledy who slowly gets onto his feet. She can the effects of the battle have made his breath hive with tiredness and several wounds were spread across his body mainly from the last set. The Doduo also slowly gets to its feet looking a lot like Ledy was. Shine then started shouting in his Beautifly language, which Catherine knew were words of encouragement to his friend. A smile appeared on Ledy’s face as he herd this. Catherine then decided that it would be best to give out orders soon since she knew that this battle would be over soon. "Ledy first I want you to use a Supersonic attack. Then while it is dazed you can fire you Psybeam at it. If it happens to attack use a Reflect to protect yourself," Catherine told her pokemon. Ledy nodded as he prepared to launch the ear piercing screech.

Both pokemon eyes are glued to each other making sure that their opponent would not get the advantage and take the win from them. Ledy then opens his mouth and releases a loud and annoying screech. The Supper Sonic goes straight to the two headed birds head. The two heads then turn to each other and let out a few growls before going off into a pecking battle against each other. Ledy, Shine and Catherine stared at this a bit surprised that the creature’s heads would attack each other. Ledy seeing the chance to rest just stays put and watch the battle between the heads. After a while of the bird weakening its self, Ledy let another Psybeam go and it smacked into the chest of the Doduo. The bird takes a few steps backwards with wobbly feet for it crashes to the ground. It raises its two head and struggles to get to its feet but it is too much for the bird and it collapse on the ground in defeat. Catherine walked over to her pokemon and gave him a pat on the back for his job well done. Ledy then jumped into the air and wobbled a bit as he flew over to Catherine’s shoulder. With the battle over Catherine began to continue her journey through the Stardust Field.

Skrusti
27th November 2005, 8:19 AM
WoS Entries are now closed.

Expect scores tomorrow or the next day >>

*wanders off aimlessly*

Joshua - Shadow Brigadier
30th November 2005, 8:26 AM
Ok, so it took me a little bit longer than it was supposed to. But I would like to say thank you to everyone who entered. All of these entries were fantastic to read. Now, the scoreboard after Round 4:


Arc_Angel (330.5)
thed3 (298.5)
Shinjara (294)
SkepticReptile (293)
Dae~Maker (292)
P-Arts (286)
Latias10 (267.5)
ForeverFlygon (261.5)
Eon (259)
Torkoal Stu (253)
HakuBlue (252.5)
Commander Blizzard (215.5)
Sai (209)
ZoraJolteon (196)

Dropped Out:
Sadistic Weedle (125.5)
Radical Edward (118.5)


Now, the last trial. Be warned, this will be the most difficult trial yet, and anyone could wind up anywhere on the scoreboard. Allow me to present, the trial that will decide the final eight competitors...


Trial 5: 20 Questions

Time for a little deviation to what I’ve been doing. Quite simple, written below are twenty questions which could have a large number of answers. Each of you will PM answers to the following questions within 24 hours.

To make this seem fairer, there are 5 acceptable answers, and each will be worth a different points rating. One would be worth 5, one worth 3, etc.

This is the final challenge, so at its conclusion, your scores for all 5 tasks will be averaged out, and the top 8 of you will proceed to the tournament stage. Now, with that in mind, answer away:


1. Name a baby Pokemon.
2. Name a Fizzy Bubbles gym leader.
3. Name a move taught by the Emerald Move Tutors at the Battle Frontier for 48 BP.
4. Name a Pokemon that has the ability Pick-Up
5. Name an Advanced Move that requires 3 Heart Scales to obtain in Fizzy Bubbles.
6. Name one of the Sevii Islands (their names, not number).
7. Name a moderator of Fizzy Bubbles’ Serebii branch.
8. Name a type of Pokemon Contest used in the games.
9. Name a member of Fizzy Bubbles who has a Horsea (or Horsea evolution).
10. In Colloseum, name a Water Pokemon that has been turned into a Shadow Pokemon.
11. Name a steel type Pokemon.
12. Name a current Fizzy Bubbles zone (not campaigns)
13. Name a Pokemon who has been given the ability to help eggs hatch faster in Emerald.
14. Name an updator of UPN’s Cloud Garden.
15. Name a Hidden Machine in Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald.
16. Name a Pokemon that can be found in Altering Cave.
17. Name a way a Pokemon can evolve.
18. Name a gym leader from either the Kanto, Johto or Hoenn region.
19. Name a Pokemon introduced in G/S/C that cannot be found naturally in Fire Red.
20. Name a Hoenn legendary Pokemon.

To better clarify the trial, here is an example:

Example question: Name a Johto legendary Pokemon.

The possible answers are: Ho-Oh, Lugia, Suicune, Raikou, Entei and Celebi. However, each answer could be worth a different point value. For example:

5 points - Lugia
4 points - Celebi
3 points - Suicune
2 points - Ho-Oh
1 point - Raikou

I am the only person who has the answers to the questions, and how much each answer is worth. I shall now flee to clear out my PM box, and I shall expect 14 PMs within the next 72 hours. Either with answers, or explaining why the PMs don't have answers.

Joshua

Joshua - Shadow Brigadier
3rd December 2005, 7:57 AM
Well, things seem to have gone smoothly enough with this final task, even with the little hiccup. Before I announce the finalists, I want to personally thank every person who signed up to this, regardless of whether they made it in. It makes me really happy to see so many people eager to participate in someone I created.

Well, anyway, enough about me. I'm sure you're all dying to know the results of the final task, and the eight finalists for the second stage of the Wings of Seraphim. I shall reveal them now, and reveal their average score for the five trials of the Wings of Seraphim.

The finalists are:

Arc_Angel, with an average score of 75.7!

~Jupitol~, with an average score of 69.8!

Dae~Maker, with an average score of 69.6!

thed3, with an average score of 68.3!

Shinjara, with an average score of 65.8!

P-Arts, with an average score of 65.6!

Latias10, with an average score of 64.5!

Eon, with an average score of 61.2!

Congratulations to the eight finalists, and better luck next time to the eight others. The eight who have been eliminated don't leave empty handed, however. With Arnold's permission, I bestow upon those who didn't make it a Rare Candy, to do with as you will.

The eight finalists will receive further instructions when the next round is ready to get underway.

Joshua

Skrusti
3rd December 2005, 8:30 AM
Details filled in later.

Skrusti
3rd December 2005, 8:31 AM
More details later.

Skrusti
3rd December 2005, 8:32 AM
More details later.

Skrusti
3rd December 2005, 8:33 AM
More details later.

Joshua - Shadow Brigadier
3rd December 2005, 8:51 AM
Welcome one and all to this spectacular event, the second stage of the Wings of Seraphim! The eight trainers still standing have fought tooth and nail to earn their place in this prestigious event, and we look forward to seeing them put that determination into their actions for this event!

Now, for this stage of the tournament, it seems that simply pitting the trainers and their Pokemon against each other would be a tad unfair, seeing we have a variety of levels between our competitors. So, I have decided on this. For this event only, all of the trainer’s Pokemon will have access to all the level-up moves they would know at Level 30, and they may choose up to 5 EM/MT/TM/HM moves. The TM and AM moves may only be selected from the moves they already know. The trainer’s must post their Pokemon’s registry, complete with the new moves.

This match will be reffed by Skrusti. Now, each round will operate under Hidden Commands (like the FB gyms), and each competitor will PM Skrusti their TWO commands for the round, and Skrusti will ref the round. The attacks will be reffed using the PASBL attack descriptions, shown on this site:
http://www.pasbl.upnetwork.net

As to where you will be battling, well, allow me to show you:

Skywing Atlantic Denizen
An arena in the middle of the ocean buoys marking its 50 metre long and 25 metre wide borders. The only sources of land are the floating platforms outside the arena for the trainers, and four life preservers bobbing throughout the arena. Pokemon would be wise to avoid the churning sea below, because while a thick net prevents outside interference, Mother Nature still has control over the elements, the arena sometimes a tranquil place, others a raging beast. Pokemon are forbidden to leave the arena of their own accord, or risk disqualification.

Now, can the two trainers in this match please post their Pokemon when they have selected their five extra moves, and show their entire movepool. Then, Skrusti awaits PMs containing attacks. Good luck to both trainers, and let this match begin!

Joshua - Shadow Brigadier
3rd December 2005, 8:53 AM
Welcome one and all to this spectacular event, the second stage of the Wings of Seraphim! The eight trainers still standing have fought tooth and nail to earn their place in this prestigious event, and we look forward to seeing them put that determination into their actions for this event!

Now, for this stage of the tournament, it seems that simply pitting the trainers and their Pokemon against each other would be a tad unfair, seeing we have a variety of levels between our competitors. So, I have decided on this. For this event only, all of the trainer’s Pokemon will have access to all the level-up moves they would know at Level 30, and they may choose up to 5 EM/MT/TM/HM moves. The TM and AM moves may only be selected from the moves they already know. The trainer’s must post their Pokemon’s registry, complete with the new moves.

Now, each round will operate under Hidden Commands (like the FB gyms), and each competitor will PM me their TWO commands for the round, and I will ref the round. The attacks will be reffed using the PASBL attack descriptions, shown on this site:
http://www.pasbl.upnetwork.net

As to where you will be battling, well, allow me to show you:

Skywing Forest Everglade
A wild, untamed forest is the scene of this battlefield, a 50 metre long and 25 metre wide clearing in the middle of a swamp the arena. The arena is surrounded by thick trees and shrubbery, and the swampy marsh that makes up the floor of the arena is a thick swampy lake about a metre deep. Any Pokemon that gets this marshy slime on their wings or any part of their body will find themselves slowed down by its weight. Vines hang down from the trees, which have grown over the arena, forming a natural roof 20 metres above the battlefield.

Now, can the two trainers in this match please post their Pokemon when they have selected their five extra moves, and show their entire movepool. Then, I await PMs containing attacks. Good luck to both trainers, and let this match begin!

Joshua - Shadow Brigadier
3rd December 2005, 8:53 AM
Welcome one and all to this spectacular event, the second stage of the Wings of Seraphim! The eight trainers still standing have fought tooth and nail to earn their place in this prestigious event, and we look forward to seeing them put that determination into their actions for this event!

Now, for this stage of the tournament, it seems that simply pitting the trainers and their Pokemon against each other would be a tad unfair, seeing we have a variety of levels between our competitors. So, I have decided on this. For this event only, all of the trainer’s Pokemon will have access to all the level-up moves they would know at Level 30, and they may choose up to 5 EM/MT/TM/HM moves. The TM and AM moves may only be selected from the moves they already know. The trainer’s must post their Pokemon’s registry, complete with the new moves.

Now, each round will operate under Hidden Commands (like the FB gyms), and each competitor will PM me their TWO commands for the round, and I will ref the round. The attacks will be reffed using the PASBL attack descriptions, shown on this site:
http://www.pasbl.upnetwork.net

As to where you will be battling, well, allow me to show you:

Skywing Shadow Gloom
An arena bathed in a permanent twilight, where Pokemon will have to compensate for their impaired sight. A graveyard is the site for this battlefield, the arena measuring 25 metres in width, and 50 metres long. Tombstones jut out of the ground haphazardly, almost invisible in the gloomy mist. Pokemon with normal sight will barely be able to see a metre in front of their faces in this arena. The gravestones could prove dangerous if crashed into, or could prove a valuable weapon to those who know how to use them. In the very centre of the graveyard is an open grave, dug by a cult who had planned a mass murder. It is 5 metres deep, 5 metres long, and 5 metres wide. Pokemon close to the ground would be wise to be careful of this grave.

Now, can the two trainers in this match please post their Pokemon when they have selected their five extra moves, and show their entire movepool. Then, I await PMs containing attacks. Good luck to both trainers, and let this match begin!

Joshua - Shadow Brigadier
3rd December 2005, 8:54 AM
Welcome one and all to this spectacular event, the second stage of the Wings of Seraphim! The eight trainers still standing have fought tooth and nail to earn their place in this prestigious event, and we look forward to seeing them put that determination into their actions for this event!

Now, for this stage of the tournament, it seems that simply pitting the trainers and their Pokemon against each other would be a tad unfair, seeing we have a variety of levels between our competitors. So, I have decided on this. For this event only, all of the trainer’s Pokemon will have access to all the level-up moves they would know at Level 30, and they may choose up to 5 EM/MT/TM/HM moves. The TM and AM moves may only be selected from the moves they already know. The trainer’s must post their Pokemon’s registry, complete with the new moves.

This match will be reffed by Skrusti. Now, each round will operate under Hidden Commands (like the FB gyms), and each competitor will PM Skrusti their TWO commands for the round, and Skrusti will ref the round. The attacks will be reffed using the PASBL attack descriptions, shown on this site:
http://www.pasbl.upnetwork.net

As to where you will be battling, well, allow me to show you:

Skywing Air Fortress:
Perhaps the most dangerous of all of Seraphim’s arenas, this arena is created with high tech holographic technology, simulated thousands of feet up from ground level. The match takes place in the outer troposphere, where the only solid ground consists of the trainer platforms (in the shape of clouds) and three clouds in the middle of the arena. The arena is about 25 metres high, 25 metres across, and 50 meters long, and each cloud platform is about two metres square. If a Pokemon is knocked out of the air, the sheer terror they will experience as they fall seemingly to their death will cause them damage equal to that of a Tackle.

Now, can the two trainers in this match please post their Pokemon when they have selected their five extra moves, and show their entire movepool. Then, Skrusti awaits PMs containing attacks. Good luck to both trainers, and let this match begin!

Nagashi
3rd December 2005, 10:47 AM
Skarmory
Name: Amudon - Type: Steel/Flying - Level: lv.25 - Gender: ♂
Nature: Vain
Location: Active Team
Hold Item: Metal Coat
Attacks: Peck, Leer, Sand Attack, Swift, Agility, Fury Attack(26), Air Cutter(29)
MT/EM/TM moves: Pursuit, Counter, Shock Wave, Fury Cutter, Hidden Power (Rock)

Ah, battling... my forte. Good luck to all competing. ^^

~Jupitol~
3rd December 2005, 1:21 PM
http://www.serebiiforums.com/images/avatars/121.gif
Swablu
Jeremy: male, level 18
Obtained: Starter Pokemon (level 5)
Type: Normal/Flying
Attacks: Peck, Growl, Astonish, Sing, Fury Attack, Safeguard (level 21), Mist (level 28)
Other Moves: Tri Attack, Dragon Claw, Agility
Beauty Points: None
Location: Daycare

Battling, this'll be a doozy...

Rikku.
3rd December 2005, 6:16 PM
http://www.webpost.net/dr/DrainedHeart/kara.jpg
Kara, Level 23 (F) *Daycare*
Species: Murkrow
Classification: Darkness Pokemon
Type: Dark/Flying
Nature: Sassy
Obtained: Trade with Arnold on 22.04.05
Lives in: Pokeball

Attacks: -- Peck,(9) Astonish,(14) Pursuit,(22) Haze,(27) Nightshade
Extra Moves: Thunder Wave, Confuse Ray, Drill Peck, Icy Wind, Whirlwind.

May the best flying type win..

Dae~Maker
3rd December 2005, 6:50 PM
;163;
Haruspex, Level 14 (M) *Active*
Species: Hoothoot
Classification: Owl Pokemon
Type: Normal/Flying
Nature: Calm
Obtained: Trade with Joshua on 19.07.05
Lives in: Pokeball

Attacks: -- Tackle, -- Growl, (6) Foresight, (11) Peck
Extra Moves of Leveling: (16) Hypnosis, (22) Reflect, (28) Take Down
Other Extra Moves: Shadow Ball, Mirror Move, Sky Attack, Whirlwind, Dream Eater

Likewise...

Arc_Angel
3rd December 2005, 7:19 PM
Lucius, Lv. 22, Male, Shuppet ;353;
Type: Ghost
Classification: Puppet Pokemon
Ability: Insomnia
Nature: Quirky
Obtained: In a Trade with Trick-or-Treater
Currently: Active Team
Held Item: Spell Tag

Level-Up Attacks: -- Knock Off, (Lv. 8) Screech, (Lv. 13) Nightshade, (Lv. 20) Curse, (Lv. 25) Spite.
EM/MT/HM/TM Moves: Disable, Astonish, Thunder Wave, Icy Wind, Flash

Ghost on Ghost action eh! Just how I like it.

Latias10
3rd December 2005, 8:36 PM
Pokemon: Ledian (Ledy) Male level 28
Type: Bug/Flying
Moves: Tackle, Supersonic, Comet Punch, Light Screen, Reflect, Safeguard
Extra Moves: Flash, Psybeam, Silver Wind, Ice Punch, Thunder Punch

Skrusti
4th December 2005, 1:43 AM
"Okay Kara, lets start off simple.. Fire a Confuse Ray at Haruspex, and then release a Haze as quick as you can"


"Alright Haruspex, this is what you need to do. Once you get out there, onto the field of open ocean, try look that Murkrow in the eye and show her the best Hypnosis you can. Try to make her drowsy, or even make her fall asleep. Then, when that's done follow up Whirlwind to try and blow Kara off her course, possibly out of the ring. I believe you can do it, but it won't be easy!"

Loud and monstrous, the waves crash into the small platforms the trainers stand upon. Both ready and willing, they await the coming of the ref. However, dear Joshua seems to have forgotten one thing. There's no place for the ref to ref from! However, this doesn't deter him. Flying in on a jetpack, he floats happily above the surf, and nods to both trainers.

"Welcome, you two, to the beginning of the end." Giggling madly, Jeff almost takes a dip, but rights himself just in time, coming to rest in the middle of the field. "Now, you should both know the rules. Hopefully you do anyway. Now, play fair, no cheating, etc. etc. Do I really need to announce all this?" Jeff says, continuing to float around. "Now, you'll find on your podiums a piece of paper. This paper is magical. Write down the orders for this round, and your Pok&#233;mon will instantly know what to do. So none of that advantage crap!"

"Alright, you guys ready? Then begin!" Jeff orders, floating up higher out of the combatants way.

Jeff could see the trainers writing down their orders, and instantly, their Pok&#233;mon knew what to do.

Haruspex was first to move, hooting loudly to get Kara's attention. Kara stares at Haruspex, looking at him like he is worthless. A little peeved, Haruspex lets loose his psyionics, the waves of energy flying from his eyes. The psionics float merrily towards Kara, who just stares at them. Before they hit her, she releases an intense light that flies directly towards Haruspex, through the rings of the Hypnosis. Amazingly, at the same time, the two attacks reach their intended targets, Haruspex becoming befuddled a bit, and Kara starting to feel a bit drowsy.

Angry at this turn of events, Kara caws, albeit a bit sleepily, and flies up a bit more proudly, wanting to make Shinjara proud. Opening her beak, Kara lets out a small burp, and a light purple mist flies from her mouth, starting to blanket the entire arena. Visibility starts to lessen as the fog covers the arena, the only thing that can be noticed is the crashing of the waves across the life preservers.

Haruspex hoots, confused, as he can now not see anything. He flaps his small wings as hard as he can, and a wind picks up, starting to blow the light misting away. The purple Haze cannot withstand the wind, and it flies away, only a few small clumps floating here and there to remind us of that which once was. Kara can no longer withstand it, and falls silently down, down into the ocean...WAIT! A life preserver manages to catch her just in time! Kara floats about peacefully, snoozing softly, but with the water pounding around, that might not last long. Haruspex still flies around confusingly.

End of round 1

Status:

Haruspex, http://www.veekun.com/dex-images/rusa/163.png Male Hoothoot
Health: 97%
Energy: 88%
Status: Flying around confused, although at least he isn't sleeping.
~~~~~

Kara, http://www.veekun.com/dex-images/rusa/198.png Female Murkrow
Health: 95%
Energy: 87%
Status: Sleeping, but odds are a stray wave will wake her up.

Arena: A slight wind picking up. Beware high winds and waves.
~~~~~~

Hopefully this is good for you peoples =o Have fun, and I await your next PMs.

EDIT: Forgot energy levels >>

Eon
4th December 2005, 2:00 AM
Species: Misdreavus
Type: Ghost
Nickname: Aura
Level: 11
Gender: Female
Hold Item: Spell Tag
Obtained: Cable Club
Level Up Moves: Growl, Psywave, Spite, Astonish, Consfuse Ray (Lv. 17), Mean Look (Lv. 23), Psybeam (Lv. 30)
Move Tutor Moves: Thunder Wave, Swift
Egg Moves: Screech
Training Center Moves: Flash
TM’s: Psychic

thed3
4th December 2005, 5:38 AM
Magneto | Magnemite | Genderless | Level 26 |
Type:Electric/Steel
Level Up Moves:MetalSound, Tackle, Thundershock, Supersonic, Sonicboom, ThunderWave, Spark
Move Tutor Moves:Rollout, DoubleEdge, Endure
TMs:WaterPulse
HMs:Flash
BPs:10

Joshua - Shadow Brigadier
5th December 2005, 11:59 AM
Ledian start off by firing a Flash and then hit that bird with a Thunder Punch.


Amudon, start out with a Swift attack to knock the bug back, then slice it up a little with Air Cutter. However, keep your distance, so if he attacks you can dodge.

A Skarmory and a Ledian hover over the marshy waters of the Skywing Forest Everglade as this exciting match begins. Skarmory lets loose with a stream of shining stars, whereas Ledian’s performance lights up the arena as she lets loose a Flash. Ledian takes the full brunt of the Swift attack, and Skarmory screams as his vision is impaired by the full blast.

Skarmory, now thoroughly ticked off, swoops in for an Air Cutter. Ledian flies to meet him, ducking under and slamming an electrically coated fist in Skarmory’s underbelly. Skarmory screams louder as her metallic body crackles with electricity, and she swoops around, her sight still gone.

Ledian – http://www.veekun.com/dex-images/rusa/166.png
Health – 83%
Energy – 79%
Status: She’s panting a little, but fine otherwise.

Amudon – http://www.veekun.com/dex-images/rusa/227.png
Health – 79%
Energy – 89%
Status: He’s blind, and that’ll take at least two rounds to wear off.

Now, I expect second round PMs containing two attacks.

Joshua - Shadow Brigadier
5th December 2005, 12:01 PM
"Okay Lucius, lets start things off with a nice loud Screech and then strike with Astonish"


All right Aura, blind Lucius with Flash, then quickly Thunder Wave him and then use Psychic on a gravestone and ram it into him.

Two flashes of light shine, but are soon curtailed by the enveloping darkness that is the Skywing Shadow Gloom arena. Lucius appears to the left, and Aura to the right. In this ghoulish graveyard, let’s let this spectral struggle start!

Aura shines brightly, a Flash lighting up the arena, or at least part of it, before the Flash is swallowed by the shadows. Lucius is unaffected, before he releases a Screech, Aura writhing in agony as she floats.

Lucius darts through the gloom, Aura’s Flash having given her position away. He strikes with Astonish… and clips her side, Aura spinning wildly. In her rage, Aura sparkles with a Thunder Wave, tendrils of electricity binding Lucius to where he floats.

Lucius – http://www.veekun.com/dex-images/rusa/353.png
Health – 100%
Energy – 88%
Status: He’s paralysed to the spot, so he won’t be going anywhere for a while.

Aura – http://www.veekun.com/dex-images/rusa/200.png
Health – 94%
Energy – 83%
Status: She’s fine, though a tad disoriented from spinning so much.

Now, I expect second round PMs containing TWO attacks.

Skrusti
7th December 2005, 5:09 AM
Alright, Jeremy. I know we've got a disadvantage but we can still do this.

How about you use your agility to help you dodge attacks, followed by a mist to throw off the Magnemite?


Magneto use a Supersonic to confuse the birdy. Then smush it with a Rollout.



"Welcome one, welcome all!" announces Skrusti, the ref for this match. He bursts through a cloud, flying his signature jetpack around skillfully. "Now, you've made it past the easiest part of the Wings of Seraphim Tounament. Now...welcome to the beginning of the end!" Jeff cries, throwing his hands to the air dramatically and losing control of the jetpack again. He quickly rights himself before he plummets to the ground far, far below.

"Inside the trainer's booth are magical pieces of paper. Write down what you want your Pokémon to do this round, and they will automatically recieve the orders in their brain, and follow them to the best of their abilities. This eliminates that whole attack first get the disadvanatge crud. Now, may the best trainer win. And begin!" Two flags appear in Jeff's hands, and he waves them wildly, starting the match.

Both trainers scribble down orders, and their Pokémon know exactly what to do. Magneto the Magnemite starts spasming in place, his two magnets going crazy, as he releases a barrage of Supersonic waves throughout the arena. The waves permeate the area, and even though Jeremy the Swablu is flying around the arena at top speed, even that is not enough to stop the waves from crashing into him.

Jeremy stops, looking around confusingly, wondering what is going on. Magneto lets out a small hum of laughter, and then starts spinning madly on his axis, rolling over and over, gaining momentum. Jeremy barely remembers his trainer's orders...something about fog...or something.....Flapping his wings, a light Mist escaping from them as Magneto rolls closer.

Soon, the mist is completely shaken out of Jeremy's wings, but it doesn't deter Magneto. You see, Jeremy is too confused to move out of the way, and Magneto's hard steel body crashes into him with a loud crunch. Magneto just keeps rolling in the air, getting a bit dizzy. However, he can no longer see, and Jeremy is not in the same position. He's falling down....onto one of the cloud platforms. Jeremy continues to stare at random things in the mist, still confused...

End of round 1!

Status:

Jeremy, http://veekun.com/dex-images/rusa/333.png Male Swablu
Health: 84%
Energy: 93%
Status: Confused, disoriented, right side hurting where Magneto rolled into him.
~~~~~

Magneto, http://veekun.com/dex-images/rusa/081.png Magnemite
Health: 98%
Energy: 88%
Status: A bit dizzy from using Rollout...

Next PMs please. If you two can handle it, I can take 3 attacks per round instead of two. Should speed things up, and you get a better quality reffing *nodnod*

Joshua - Shadow Brigadier
11th December 2005, 12:30 PM
Ledian fire a Suppersonic and then stay back. Attack with a Thunder Punch only if the Skarmory goes near you.


Amudon, just keep moving non-stop with two long term Agility's - they'll come in handy later.

Ledian fires off a Supersonic, but Amudon’s supersonic speed prevents it from affecting him. He spends the rest of this round flying around at high speeds, going nowhere near Ledian.

Ledian – http://www.veekun.com/dex-images/rusa/166.png
Health – 83%
Energy – 74%
Status: She’s panting a little, but fine otherwise.

Amudon – http://www.veekun.com/dex-images/rusa/227.png
Health – 79%
Energy – 72%
Status: He’s blind, but that should fade by next round’s end.

Joshua - Shadow Brigadier
11th December 2005, 12:31 PM
"Great work Lucius. Don't let paralysis put you off. While she's still a little disorientated hold her fast with Disable and then blast her with Icy Wind."


Aura, use Confuse Ray on Lucius, then Psybeam him.

The second round starts with a horrible soprano solo, as Aura releases a Confuse Ray. Lucius floats on the spot, confused.

Aura shakes it off, and turns to Lucius. She fires a Psybeam, knocking him backwards, but also out of Confusion and Paralysis. He responds by Disabling Aura, his mind holding her in place, before a blast of Icy Wind sends a chill down Aura's non-existent spine.

Lucius – http://www.veekun.com/dex-images/rusa/353.png
Health – 85%
Energy – 74%
Status: He’s doing fine, though he is a tad disoriented from the Psybeam.

Aura – http://www.veekun.com/dex-images/rusa/200.png
Health – 89%
Energy – 71%
Status: She’s frozen to the spot, but should be free at the end of next round.

Skrusti
13th December 2005, 6:13 PM
As of now, no more editing your posts in this thread. That is all.


"Kara, as soon as you wake up I want you to fire an Icy Wind if Haruspex approaches you. If he remains in the air, fire a NightShade at him and then shroud yourself in a Haze to give you some time to recover and get sorted out"


Haruspex, try and snap out of it. Use a powerful Dream Eater on Kara before she can wake up. But, is she wakes up before you get there, stop for a second and charge up a Sky Attack and go in for the kill. Make sure you keep your distance to prevent damage.

Previous Round Stats:

Haruspex, http://www.veekun.com/dex-images/rusa/163.png Male Hoothoot
Health: 97%
Energy: 88%
Status: Flying around confused, although at least he isn't sleeping.
~~~~~

Kara, http://www.veekun.com/dex-images/rusa/198.png Female Murkrow
Health: 95%
Energy: 87%
Status: Sleeping, but odds are a stray wave will wake her up.

Arena: A slight wind picking up. Beware high winds and waves

Round 2!

Kara continues to snore peacefully, nestled into the life preserver. The wind continues to blow around, forcing the waves higher, but amazingly, none strike the sleeping Murkrow. Haruspex senses his chance is right, and swoops down, ready to link his mind to the sleeping Kara to consume her dreams. However, it wasn't meant to be. With a squak, Kara comes awake as a giant wave crashes over, chilling her to the bone and making her dripping wet. She looks up and sees the swooping Haruspex, lets out a caw, flaps her wings, and sends a fierce Icy Wind at the Owl.

Unable to avoid it, ice coats the poor Hoothoot as he struggles to stay in the air. The thick icicles dangling from his feet and parts of his body are weighing the poor bugger down. His second order comes through, and he begins charging his energy, glowing white and heating up a bit, melting some of the ice. He flies at high speed towards Kara, who knows a Haze at this point would be useless, the high winds would blow it away giving her no place to hide.

Instead, she fires a dark black thunderbolt-shaped energy from her eyes, the Night Shade striking poor Haruspex dead on. This doesn't deter the owl-Pok&#233;mon, and he continues on, bashing Kara for tremendous damage, sending both flying through the air in odd cartwheels. The wind continues to howl, the sea baying for blood, and both the ref and the trainer's booths rise a little higher to avoid the angry ocean water...

End of round 2

Stats:

Haruspex, http://www.veekun.com/dex-images/rusa/163.png Male Hoothoot
Health: 76%
Energy: 67%
Status: Took a serious beating this round, still cold from the Icy Wind.
~~~~~

Kara, http://www.veekun.com/dex-images/rusa/198.png Female Murkrow
Health: 83%
Energy: 62%
Status: Cold, soaking wet, angry. That's about it.

You know the rules. Next attacks by PM. Also, I have upped the Attack count to three, so send three attacks if you will.

Yes, I am very well aware of the fact Nightshade is a Ghost-type move and Hoothoot are part Normal. However, I ref...differently. Nightshade, according to UPN, is
a large, black thunderbolt shape from its eyes, that does reasonable damage. This would be in a beam form, yes? Yes. Thus, it can strike a Normal Type. If you really want to argue about it, I can edit the reffing, but either way, damage will still be dealt by the Nightshade.

*wanders off mumbling about people named Gary trying to 'keep him on his toes'

Skrusti
13th December 2005, 6:15 PM
As of now, no more editing your posts in this thread. That is all.


"Good job Magneto!! Alright first off just float around and try to find that Swablu and save your energy. Try to dodge any attacks that come your way. Whether you find Swablu or not use a wide spread Thundershock, make sure you rotate a bit while using Thundershock so that the electricity covers more area. You should be able to find the Swablu by then so Tackle it."


Please, Jeremy, try and escape the confusion.

How about a powerful dragon claw, followed by a tri-attack? Put most of your energy into the fire beam, though.

Previous Round Stats:

Jeremy, http://veekun.com/dex-images/rusa/333.png Male Swablu
Health: 84%
Energy: 93%
Status: Confused, disoriented, right side hurting where Magneto rolled into him.
~~~~~

Magneto, http://veekun.com/dex-images/rusa/081.png Magnemite
Health: 98%
Energy: 88%
Status: A bit dizzy from using Rollout...

Round 2!

Hastily scribbling orders, both trainers raise their heads, as the second round of the Aerial Onslaught begins! Magneto floats around, buzzing a bit, the moisture of the Mist from the previous round permeating its mechanical body. It looks everywhere but below it for Jeremy, who is still sitting on a cloud, dazedly gazing around. The orders that came to it are quite confusing. Dragon...Claw? He knows how to do this move, but...what should he use it on? The attack makes his claws glow orangeish, and it completely disintegrates the cloud Jeremy was resting on. He squeaks, startled, and starts flapping his wings to stay in the air.

By this time, Magneto has released the Thundershock, releasing it everywhere above him. He still hasn't realized to look down. When he finishes his attack, he starts looking around again, and when he hears the squeak, he rotates so he can look down, and sure enough, Jeremy is flapping his wings, struggling to gain altitude. Grinning a maniacal Magnemite grin, he dive bombs poor Jeremy in a Tackle, hitting his left side and damaging Jeremy's wing a bit. It flaps awkwardly, and Jeremy struggles to stay afloat. Er. Aflying? whatever. He keeps trying to flap his darn wings! Take that ¬¬

He starts to lose altitude, and manages to fall onto another cloud. Magneto is watching him all this time, and when Jeremy looks up at him, hatred in his eyes, Magneto just buzzes with laugther. Jeremy is unconfused now, and he starts to charge up his Tri-Attack, the three elemental energies building in power in front of Jeremy. The second part of the Tri-Attack order makes no sense to Jeremy, and the bundle of energies is released towards Magneto. Magneto buzzes, and triest to float away, but the energy is moving too fast for him, and he is struck by it. Warbling madly, he loses a bit of heighth but manages to stay floating, smarting after that last attack.

End of Round 2

Stats:

Jeremy, http://veekun.com/dex-images/rusa/333.png Male Swablu
Health: 77%
Energy: 78%
Status: Right side hurting where Magneto rolled into him, Left Wing hurt pretty severely. Is unknown if he is able to fly.
~~~~~

Magneto, http://veekun.com/dex-images/rusa/081.png Magnemite
Health: 86%
Energy: 74%
Status: Smarting from the Tri-Attack, circuitry a bit...disturbed from the Mist

Notes: SR, I thought it would be obvious, but Jeremy was so confused that you should've told it an attack target =/ That's why he just stood there and used DC. Also, you can't put more energy into one of the elements, since the beam is made up in PART by the three, plus normal energy.

Thed, the reason Magneto didn't look down was because of the Mist, it played havoc with his inner circuitry. Moisture+Computers=nono.

You know the drill. PMs please.

Skrusti
22nd December 2005, 3:33 AM
...Well, unfortunatly, SR is quitting FB and the WoS.

I pronounce Thed3 the winner by default. Congratulations Thed3. You're in the Semifinals...!

*has mod lock and move this*

Skrusti
11th January 2006, 2:52 AM
Apologies for not having this done sooner. *shakes fist at his PM box*


Pursuit, as she strikes, TWave. If paralyzed, use Drill Peck. If not, use Confuse Ray.


Haruspex, this round is all about conservation. I want you start off this round with a dome shaped Rlefect to block the crow's first attack. Then, use a Mirror Move to hit her back followed by a fastly charged-up Whirlwind to blow her away. Try and keep her on her toes.

Previous Round Stats:

Haruspex, http://www.veekun.com/dex-images/rusa/163.png Male Hoothoot
Health: 76%
Energy: 67%
Status: Took a serious beating this round, still cold from the Icy Wind.
~~~~~

Kara, http://www.veekun.com/dex-images/rusa/198.png Female Murkrow
Health: 83%
Energy: 62%
Status: Cold, soaking wet, angry. That's about it.


Kara and Haruspex are still cart-wheeling through the air, ferocious high winds buffeting them around. Kara is the first to regain composure, black energy surrounding her as she glides after Haruspex. Closer and closer she gets, as Haruspex with his little stubby wings tries to stop being shunted about easily. With a hoot he manages to get himself back into a flying form, and a bubble forms around him, the [/b]Reflect[/b] glinting against what little sun is piercing the clouds.

Kara crashes into the Reflect bubble with a bang, and forces her way through it, striking Haruspex roughly before being blasted out as the dark energy leaves her. She flaps her wings, then caws loudly, as strips of electricity flow off her body and surround Haruspex. The Thunder Wave circles around the Reflect barrier, but repels off of it almost instantly, flying harmlessly off. With a Hoothoot version of a sigh, Haruspex concentrates and sends the same attack back at Kara, destroying his Reflect in the process.

The tendrils strike Kara, who caws in surprise, a small bit of paralysis taking hold. Kara caws once again, albeit more angrily, and a light shines from her eyes. It strikes Haruspex, who mutters confusedly, as he once again is set into Confusion. He barely just remembers his trainer's orders, flapping his wings and producing a strong wind...somehow o.O...that pushes Kara back about seven metres. Haruspex then once again flies around, confused out of his poor mind...
~~~~~

Stats:

Haruspex, http://www.veekun.com/dex-images/rusa/163.png Male Hoothoot
Health: 67%
Energy: 52%
Status: CONFUSED
~~~~~

Kara, http://www.veekun.com/dex-images/rusa/198.png Female Murkrow
Health: 81%
Energy: 50%
Status: PARALYSED

Edit:

You both know what to do >_> Attacks via PM.

Joshua - Shadow Brigadier
14th January 2006, 1:11 PM
Ledian punch the Skarmory with a Thunder Punch and fallow up with Ice Punch.


Amudon, Pursuit to Peck.

Amudon’s sight hasn’t entirely returned, but he can see a blurry outline of Ledian. His body is encircled with a black aura, and he speeds towards Ledian. Ledian, in return, speeds towards Amudon with a Thunderpunch. The two connect, andLedian comes off the worse, the Pursuit aura protecting him from a large portion of damage.

Amudon reaches forward, Pecking Ledian for some major damage, and Ledian counters by slamming an icy fist into the closest part of Amudon she can reach, which happens to be Amudon’s left eye. Amudon screeches, the eye freezing over.

Ledian – http://www.veekun.com/dex-images/rusa/166.png
Health – 65%
Energy – 62%
Status: She’s panting a little more, but fine otherwise.

Amudon – http://www.veekun.com/dex-images/rusa/227.png
Health – 67%
Energy – 65%
Status: He’s blind in his left eye, and the fact that it’s frozen is gonna hurt him for a while.

Guys, much apologies for taking so long. I promise I'll get back into constant reffings soon.

Joshua - Shadow Brigadier
14th January 2006, 1:12 PM
So sorry about the lateness, I didn't see you had posted the reffing.

Aura, if you can, use Psychic to pick a gravestone and ram it into Lucius. Then try a Psywave.


Orders for Round 3:

"Lucius, now I want you to quickly fly around the Misdreavus, so you're facing her back. She should stay frozen to the spot for this round. Get her position focused in your mind and then use Spite, make her pay for using that Psybeam. Finish off by using Nightshade."

Lucius floats around behind Aura, as Aura searches with her mind for a tombstone. Lucius calls upon his energies, Spiting Aura for her Psybeam, before Aura locates a tombstone. She struggles to lift it into the air, before she’s struck in the back by Lucius’ Night Shade.

Lucius – http://www.veekun.com/dex-images/rusa/353.png
Health – 85%
Energy – 56%
Status: He’s fine.

Aura – http://www.veekun.com/dex-images/rusa/200.png
Health – 81%
Energy – 57%
Status: She’s fine.

I'm pretty sure I got the right attack orders this time. And much apologies for taking so long. I promise to get back into constant reffings.

Joshua - Shadow Brigadier
16th January 2006, 5:56 AM
Round 4 Orders:

"Lucius, you rock! Now while your still close to her use Thunder Wave to paralyse her then strike with Night Shade once more. Aim for her eyes if you can."


Aura, blast Lucius with a Screech, then use a Confuse Ray!

Aura tilts her head back and Screeches, the tendrils of electricity fading as Lucius is hurt by the high-pitched scream. Aura turns around, and both Pokemon fire off attacks, Lucius blasting Aura with a Night Shade, and Aura firing a Confuse Ray. The attacks merge, and explode, damaging both Pokemon.

When the dust settles, both Pokemon are floating around, confused.

Lucius – http://www.veekun.com/dex-images/rusa/353.png
Health – 76%
Energy – 48%
Status: Confused, should wear off sometime next round.

Aura – http://www.veekun.com/dex-images/rusa/200.png
Health – 74%
Energy – 45%
Status: Confused, should wear off sometime next round.

Joshua - Shadow Brigadier
17th January 2006, 5:24 AM
Round 5 Orders:

"Lucius you poor thing all confused. Close your eyes and Flash bright, try and blind that Misdreavus then breathe your coldest Icy Wind on her if you can get a fix on her location."


Great job Aura. Now let's give Lucius a taste of his own medicine. Use Thunder Wave to paralyze him, then Flash to blind him so he can't aim!

With both Pokemon flying around confused, this round is getting nowhere fast. Well, not until Lucius flies face-first into a tombstone, whacking him hard and shaking him out of his confused state. He looks around, and says hello to Aura with a nice Flash, blinding her, and knocking her out of Confusion.

With no eyesight, Thunder Wave is useless, so Aura goes for the brighter approach, another Flash blinding Lucius, but not before he releases a strong Icy Wind, chilling Aura to the non-existent bone.

Lucius – http://www.veekun.com/dex-images/rusa/353.png
Health – 69%
Energy – 37%
Status: Blind. Should start wearing off next round.

Aura – http://www.veekun.com/dex-images/rusa/200.png
Health – 67%
Energy – 40%
Status: Blind. Should start wearing off next round. Also slightly cold, so movement may be a tad sluggish.

Joshua - Shadow Brigadier
18th January 2006, 3:39 AM
Use Psychic in its wave form all around you to payback Lucius, then Screech again.


Round 6 Orders:

"Her movements hopefully will be slower than yours Lucius so lets try and take advantage of this. Screech at her to lower her defense and basically shake her up then if your eyesight returns use Nightshade on her directly. If your vision is still blurred then aim for her last known location then fire your Nightshade. We have to move fast on this one!"

Aura distorts the air around her, but Lucius Screeches loudly, throwing off Aura’s attack. Lucius blasts a bolt of Night Shade, and Aura Screeches as the bolt misses her. Lucius flails about, her eyesight still blurry.

Lucius – http://www.veekun.com/dex-images/rusa/353.png
Health – 69%
Energy – 31%
Status: Vision is blurry, but he can make out vague shapes.

Aura – http://www.veekun.com/dex-images/rusa/200.png
Health – 67%
Energy – 29%
Status: Vision is still blurry, but she can make out vague shapes.

Joshua - Shadow Brigadier
18th January 2006, 3:40 AM
Ledian use Supersonic and then hit that steel bird with a Ice Punch in its right eye this time.


James groaned in frustration as round three drew to and end, holding his face in his left hand. "Bugger on a stick." he muttered, his voice muffled, before looking back at Amudon, "Er, okay, that could of gone better, but er... it's not over yet! While it's still close, slash it out of the sky with a double Fury Cutter before it can attack. It shouldn't be able to move while you're slicing it, so after you're done use that enhanced speed of your to get high into the sky."

Ledian opens her mouth, but a swift slash from Skarmory’s wing causes her to shut it quickly. The second slash knocks her backwards, and Ledian rises up, slamming an icy fist just behind Amudon’s other eye. Amudon screeches, his sight almost gone. His eyes are burning like almighty hell, and his sight is almost gone. He can see slightly through his right eye, since his right eye wasn’t struck right in the eye, but next to it.

Ledian – http://www.veekun.com/dex-images/rusa/166.png
Health – 53%
Energy – 49%
Status: She’s panting a little more, but fine otherwise. She has two bright red lines down her chest, that are slowly weeping blood.

Amudon – http://www.veekun.com/dex-images/rusa/227.png
Health – 52%
Energy – 56%
Status: He’s completely blind in the left eye, and can see blurry shapes through his right. The ice is slowly melting, but he still hurts from it.

Joshua - Shadow Brigadier
19th January 2006, 4:58 AM
Ledain try firing another Supersonic and then punch the birdy with a Thunder Punch.


I thought Fury Cutter was a flury of slashes? =/ Ah well, Amudon, smack it out of the sky with double Hidden Power Rock.

Amudon uses the blurred vision in his right eye to look for Ledian, and blasts a HP Rock at her, but Ledian still manages to use Supersonic, the noise confusing Amudon before the HP attack whams into Ledian for good damage.

Amudon flies around dazed, and Ledian flies over to him, smacking him right between the eyes with a Thunderpunch. The confused bird screams as he is struck, snapping him out of confusion and doing him a favour of melting most of the ice. With his right eye almost defrosted, he can see Ledian, and blasts her with another HP Rock, hurting her more.

Ledian – http://www.veekun.com/dex-images/rusa/166.png
Health – 39%
Energy – 40%
Status: She’s panting heavily, and is really hurting from the repeated attack. Blood is slowly running down her chest from her wound,

Amudon – http://www.veekun.com/dex-images/rusa/227.png
Health – 39%
Energy – 44%
Status: He can only see blurs in his left eye, but his right eye can almost see perfectly. His right eye vision will be completely restored sometime next round.

Joshua - Shadow Brigadier
19th January 2006, 4:58 AM
Aura, quickly Swift, then try and hide from Lucius behind a gravestone or something!


Round 7 Orders:

"Lucius, try and make out where Misdreavus is. She should look different to any gravestones out there so when you spot her hit her with Astonish and follow that up with a Knock Off. Lets send her head spinning."

Both Pokemon look around for their targets, Lucius spotting Aura first, and he zooms towards her. Aura counters with a stream of stars, which pass through Lucius, but do some damage at the same time. Lucius smashes into Aura, which sends her spinning into (and through) a nearby tombstone. With no sight of Aura, Lucius doesn’t attack, and this round ends.

Lucius – http://www.veekun.com/dex-images/rusa/353.png
Health – 61%
Energy – 24%
Status: Vision is fine.

Aura – http://www.veekun.com/dex-images/rusa/200.png
Health – 59%
Energy – 23%
Status: Vision is fine.

Joshua - Shadow Brigadier
20th January 2006, 2:03 AM
Aura, I know you're tiring, but let's try and see this thing through! Quickly combine your Psybeam and Psywave into one powerful attack to blast into Lucius!


Round 8 Orders:

"Lucius, I want you get a lock on Misdrevaus, sense out where she is then Disable her, hold her fast and tight. Get yourself a clean shot then strike with Nightshade preferably in her eyes to cause some real damage."

Aura grimaces, before charging through the tombstone. Lucius spots her, and locks onto her with Disable, but it doesn’t stop her from firing a powerful attack, the air around the Psybeam distorted as the attack slams into Lucius, knocking him for a major whammy. The small ghost floats back up, before zooming in closer. He promptly blasts Aura right between the eyes. The two stare each other down, before Aura collapses, exhausted.

Lucius – http://www.veekun.com/dex-images/rusa/353.png
Health – 31%
Energy – 13%
Status: Victor.

Aura – http://www.veekun.com/dex-images/rusa/200.png
Health – 48%
Energy – 0%
Status: KO’ed from exhaustion.

Congratulations to Stacey and Lucius for their spectular victory. And congrats to Eon for making it this far, and for quite an interesting little finish there. As a consolation prize, I present you with a Rare Candy.

Stacey, Lucius, you two now proceed to the semi-finals, and I will send you a PM with more information when the remaining two matches are complete.

Joshua - Shadow Brigadier
20th January 2006, 2:09 AM
"Amudon," James called, "Knock it's chest with a fast Pursuit, and before it can react, right after you hit it, knock it's head with Hidden Power (Rock)!"


Ledian try to hit Skarmory's right eye with another Ice Punch but do not worry if it dose not hit there. Then smack it with a Thunder Punch try to hit it in the chest area if you can.

Amudon is the first to move, lurching forward, covered in a purple aura. He slams into Ledian for a Pursuit, causing Ledian to scream as the gash expands a little, and blood starts to pour more freely. He then fires a close range Hidden Power, knocking her for a decent whack.

Ledian turns, furious at Amudon, before slamming him in the right eye with another Ice Punch. Amudon screams, his eye burning once again, before an electric fist connects with his neck, causing the bird more injustice.

Ledian – http://www.veekun.com/dex-images/rusa/166.png
Health – 25%
Energy – 26%
Status: She’s panting heavily, and is really hurting from the repeated attack. Blood is running freely from her chest wound.

Amudon – http://www.veekun.com/dex-images/rusa/227.png
Health – 21%
Energy – 29%
Status: He can only see blurs in his left eye, and his right eye is completely blind. The burning has returned, and Amudon is not a happy birdy.

Eon
20th January 2006, 2:31 AM
"Return, Aura," Eon said, as his Misdreavus was returned to her Pokeball. He shook hands with his opponent and walked off the field.

That was a great match Stacey, and it was very close. Good luck with your future battles in this tournament. I hope you win it! ^_^ And thanks for reffing this match Joshua, and for the rare candy.

Skrusti
20th January 2006, 6:06 AM
"Kara, try your best to whip up a Whirlwind to keep Haruspex away from you. Then fire a Night Shade from afar and approach for a Drill Peck"


"Haruspex focus on my voice! Snap out of it! First off, lower her defenses with a stunting Growl. Then, I want you to take advantage of her paralysis and use an intoxicating Hypnosis on her. If she falls aslumber, use a massive Dream Eater to regain health and energy, but if she doesn't use another Whirlwind to stir things up. You can do it boy! Hoot!"

Previous Round Stats:

Haruspex, http://www.veekun.com/dex-images/rusa/163.png Male Hoothoot
Health: 67%
Energy: 52%
Status: CONFUSED
~~~~~

Kara, http://www.veekun.com/dex-images/rusa/198.png Female Murkrow
Health: 81%
Energy: 50%
Status: PARALYSED


Haruspex hears his trainer yell out something, and struggles to shrug off the confusion that plagues him. Suddenly, something bursts forward into his brain. Growl! He lets loose an...er...ferocious?...Growl, which is unheard thanks to the crashing waves. Kara flaps her wings, getting upright once more after being blown around, and then flaps her wings again, forming another Whirlwind! The air Kara produced mixes with wind blowing the opposite direction and forms a mini-water spout, dragging water from the sea and providing a quite large barrier between the two birds.

Haruspex struggles to see Kara, but the storm, and the tornado, block all attempts. He conserves his energy, waiting until he can see Kara. Kara, on the other hand, caws in surprise as her wings give out without warning. She plummets to the icy sea below, and only just barely manages to save herself. She thinks she can see something flying, and a Nightshade zigzags from her eyes, striking...part of the tornado. Fueled by the ghost energy, the tornado roars louder, starting to create an opposite drag, pulling the two birds in. They struggle to regain lost ground, and Haruspex saves the both of them, albeit accidently.

He flaps his stubby wings, trying to fly backwards, but realizes that it won't get him anywhere. With a great show of energy, he blasts another Whirlwind, which strikes the tornado in the opposite direction it was turning. With a small explosion of ghost and water energy, it dissipates, soaking both kara and Haruspex to the bone, chilling them. Kara caws and begins to spin, but a small bit of paralysis kicks in, stopping the Drill Peck in its tracks. Both birds are looking alot more tired after that round, and it looks like this battle is almost over...

~~~~~

Status:

Haruspex, http://www.veekun.com/dex-images/rusa/163.png Male Hoothoot
Health: 63%
Energy: 34%
Status: Soaking wet, cold, movements may be sluggish (20% chance)
~~~~~

Kara, http://www.veekun.com/dex-images/rusa/198.png Female Murkrow
Health: 76%
Energy: 37%
Status: PARALYSED (Paralysis starting to wear off, 15% chance of Kara siezing up next turn. Soaking wet, cold, movements may be sluggish [20% chance])

Orders please...

Arc_Angel
20th January 2006, 11:11 AM
Stacey hugged Lucius and he floated over to her, congratulating him on a well fough battle. She shook hands with Eon and congratulated him on his well trained Misdreavus and thanked him for a extremely fun battle.

Thanx Eon hon, it was a very close battle ^-^ *dances with Lucius*

Skrusti
25th January 2006, 7:15 AM
"Alright Kara, we're nearly theres so lets give it your all! Try an Astonish and if/when you get near to Harusepx blast him with a Icy Wind. If paralysis kicks in then I want you to use a Nightshade from afar as best you can. Concentrate as best you can and try a Thunder Wave too!"


Haruspex, I want you to hope for that 15 percent change sieze and use a Hypnosis to put her to sleep. If she attacks, use Mirror Move to send it back at her and if she falls asleep, use a Dream Eater followed by another Whirlwind to keep your wings from freezing.

Previous Round Status:

Haruspex, http://www.veekun.com/dex-images/rusa/163.png Male Hoothoot
Health: 63%
Energy: 34%
Status: Soaking wet, cold, movements may be sluggish (20% chance)
~~~~~

Kara, http://www.veekun.com/dex-images/rusa/198.png Female Murkrow
Health: 76%
Energy: 37%
Status: PARALYSED (Paralysis starting to wear off, 15% chance of Kara siezing up next turn. Soaking wet, cold, movements may be sluggish [20% chance])

~~~~~~~~

Kara gains her bearings, and flaps her wings quickly. She shoots forward, although not as fast as she would want thanks to the high winds now buffeting both flyers. Hell, even the ref and his jetpack are being tossed around like a bag of cookies at a weigh****chers convention! Thanks to the storm, Kara isn't seen until too late, and she Astonishes the hell out of Haruspex, who hoots madly. Seeing his chance, Haruspex blinks rapidly, using energy to send out a powerful close-range Hypnosis. Kara begins to feel drowsy, but the rain that just now began to crash down (a "Rain Dance" is in effect, thanks to the wild weather.) wakes her up fully.

Kara then flaps her wings, caws, and sends a rough cold wind out, chilling poor Haruspex deeply and dealing some good damage. Haruspex then mimics Kara's actions, sending the same wave of cold air back at Kara. Thankfully, neither Pokemon lose mobility as the warm rain now flowing freely like Niagra Falls washes over them, warming them throughout.

Both Pokémon continue to be buffeted by the winds, sending them every which way, even crashing into each other. Dazed, Kara blinks, and sees Haruspex. She concentrates, and with another flap of her wings, sends tendrils of electricity at Haruspex. Haruspex again mimics his opponent's action, sending the same attack out. The two Thunder Waves zap into each other, and dissipate. Both Pokémon pant, on the last dregs of their energy...Next round might indeed be the last!

~~~~~~~~

Haruspex, http://www.veekun.com/dex-images/rusa/163.png Male Hoothoot
Health: 47%
Energy: 16%
Status: Soaking wet, cold, movements may be sluggish (15% chance)
~~~~~

Kara, http://www.veekun.com/dex-images/rusa/198.png Female Murkrow
Health: 63%
Energy: 18%
Status: PARALYSED (Paralysis starting to wear off, 8% chance of Kara siezing up next turn. Soaking wet, cold, movements may be sluggish [15% chance])

~~~~~~~

You know the drill...attacks via PM!

Skrusti
2nd February 2006, 10:39 PM
Ladies and Gentlemen, it is with a sad demeanor that I announce the WoS tournament over. Neither Joshua or I can continue it. Our lives have become too taxing...I'm sorry. He was too broken up to announce this himself, why I cannot reveal to you, I just wouldn't expect to see him around anytime soon. So, thanks for participating all. I'll talk to Arnold about prizes ASAP.

...XP You actually believed me there for a second, didn't you? I swear, Arnold is rubbing off on me. Anyway, here it is, the moment you've all been waiting for! We find out, today, who the third finalist is! I won't bore you anymore with stats from the previous round, they're right up there ^. Without further adeu, I give you the final round of Shinjara vs. Dae~Maker!



"Okay Kara, I want you to try and save your energy as best you can. Firstly use Astonish and really get to an angle which Haruspex won't suspect. Then use a Whirlwind followed by a NightShade. Try not to overexert yourself.."


Grey thinks to himself, "Things are definitely going downhill right now. We might lose this, but I always have hope. Haruspex is a great friend and we will never give up."

Then, writing on thepiece of soaked paper, Grey begins:
----- "Haruspex, you are doing AWESOME! I am so pround! I know you're cold adn the water is beating at you like stones, but try and hang in there. Be strong! I want you to try and avoid Kara at all costs, use Whirwind to prevent a cramp attack and to kick up some water into Kara's face. Then, if she becomes distracted use a Sky Attack followed by a Shadow Ball. If she attacks, try and dodge it and use a Mirror Move followed by a Sky Attack".

Both birds are extremely tired, but proud to fight on for their trainers. Both let out their respective call, showing they will never back down. Rain and wind lash them, but the two fight on bravely, not giving an inch to the storm. Kara pulls up some of her remaining energy, zooming through the air towards Haruspex. Haruspex flaps his little stubs as hard as he can, creating another Whirlwind, which manages to blow Kara off course

Cawing at this turn of events, Kara sees Haruspex start to glow as he charges up the highly costing Sky Attack, white energy forming over him. Haruspex flies at Kara, but his movements are slow...Kara, taking this chance, caws as she flaps her wings, sending her own Whirlwind at the tiny owl Pokémon, Haruspex not having enough energy to fight back against it. Breathing heavily, Haruspex starts to form a black ball of ghost energy...

...
...
...

And falls towards the ocean as the last of his energy is drained away. Zooming down quickly on his Jetpack, the ref catches Haruspex and takes him to Dae, before helping Kara to her trainer. He then flies to the middle of the field, raising both flags, before dropping the one on Dae's side.

"I declare Haruspex the Hoothoot unable to battle. Kaya, and Kara, congratulations! You are the third of four finalists!" Jeff declares.

~~~~

STATUS:

Haruspex, http://www.veekun.com/dex-images/rusa/163.png Male Hoothoot
Health: 43%
Energy: 0%
Status: FAINTED -- Lack of energy.
~~~~~

Kara, http://www.veekun.com/dex-images/rusa/198.png Female Murkrow
Health: 72%
Energy: 7%
Status: Victorious!

Congratulations Shinjara! I wish you the best of luck in your next task, which will begin as soon as the fourth and final match is finished.

EDIT: Also, Dae, as a consolation prize, you recieve a one of a kind Rare Candy!...ok, so it's not one of a kind, but take the bugger anyway >>;

Rikku.
2nd February 2006, 10:43 PM
Taking a deep breath, she smiled as the ref brought Kara to her. Taking the exhausted blackbird into her arms, she gave Kara a tight hug and whispered, "I'm proud of you, you proved yourself to everyone" She then took Kara's empty Pokeball from her belt and returned Kara into it's safe environment. "Well done Kara".

Kaya then turned to Dae and nodded, "Great match, Dae. It could've gone either way. Thanks".

Dae~Maker
3rd February 2006, 4:28 AM
Sighing a great sigh, Grey carefully cradles the form of his fainted flying fiend. With a small tear and a whisper of consolation, he returns Haruspex to his Moonball for a deserved rest. Then, facing his opponent, Greys speaks.

"Great battle you two, you really know how to use what you have. Thanks for everything and goodluck into the final rounds. Peace."

With a dignified bow and a stiff decline, Grey leaves the arena and the Wings of Seraphim behind.

*note: gracias for the candy.

Joshua - Shadow Brigadier
18th February 2006, 12:57 AM
Ledian launch a Ice Punch and then a Thunder Punch and hope for luck.

Latias10


"Amudon, Counter the next Punch it sends your way, then Drill Peck!"

Ledian flies forward, smacking into Amudon with an Ice Punch. However, Amudon launches a powerful Counter, blasting Ledian back, throwing her across the arena into a nearby tree. She slowly rises back up to sky level…

Only to have Amudon comes spinning at her with a Drill Peck…

(Now, due to Amudon’s current condition, he has a 50/50 chance of hitting Ledian. I’ll ask an RNG for a number. Even means Amudon hits, Odd means he misses.)

And… (51!)

Amudon whizzes past Ledian, and slams his beak into a nearby tree, drilling straight into it. However, this aged oak doesn’t take kindly to this, and Amudon finds himself stuck in the tree by his beak. He screams as Ledian strikes his stuck body with a Thunderpunch.

Running low on energy, Ledian flies to a nearby tree branch, hoping to regain energy.

Ledian – http://www.veekun.com/dex-images/rusa/166.png
Health – 6%
Energy – 2%
Status: She’s almost exhausted, so she won’t be doing anything but sitting on that branch for a round. Blood is still seeping from her chest.

Amudon – http://www.veekun.com/dex-images/rusa/227.png
Health – 3%
Energy – 8%
Status: Amudon is officially stuck. His beak is wedged into the tree, but it could come loose with some effort. Like Ledian, he’d do well simply sitting there for a round.

Joshua - Shadow Brigadier
20th February 2006, 12:43 PM
With a sigh, James withdrew a pokebal and called out, "Return Amudon - I know when I'm beaten." In a flash of red light, the bird was returned to his ball, and James looked towards Zami and grinned, "Nice match, and good luck for the next round."

It appears that Zami has now become our 4th semi-finalist for the Wings of Seraphim. Congratulations to Zami and P/Arts, you both fought tremendously well.

P/Arts, I bestow upon you a Rare Candy for coming this far in the Wings of Seraphim.

And Zami, good luck in the next round. Details of which will be along soon.

Latias10
20th February 2006, 1:12 PM
Catherine returned her Ledy a bit surprised in the results. She wanted to congratulate her pokemon personaly but she knew that he must be very tiered and she could alway do it again.

"Thanks for the win Ledy," Catherine wispered to the pokeball as she kissed it to show her thanks to her pokemon.

She then smiled pleased with the win and the great chalange her opponent had given her.

Skrusti
28th February 2006, 12:16 PM
Meh, my titles get more and more Anime-Esque all the time.

Welcome, ladies and gentlemen to the beginning of the end. The semi-finals are about to begin, and for the lucky two battlers, we have an arena close to heart. Study it well, for I don't know the exact rules of the match yet. When I do, I shall post, and then you both shall post following them =o


Shadow World (Advanced Indoor Custom Arena): The entire arena is an infinite plane. No beginning, no end. It is entirely flat, going on forever in each direction. The battle between the pokémon is like any other one, but as they inflict damage to each other, the trainer takes damage as well. Also, as the pokémon use energy, energy is taken away from the trainers as well. The Arena favors Dark pokémon. Every move done in this arena requires 1.3 times more energy, unless it is a Dark Type Move, or any move done by a Dark Type Pokémon. When a pokémon is KO'ed, it's trainer feels the pokémons pain as well. If at anytime, the pain is too much for the trainer, they may stop the match, forfeiting it.

As the match continues, the drain becomes heavier and heavier on the trainers, after twenty rounds, trainers can only order one or two move combos after that point. Anything can happen in this arena too, it is totally up to the ref, things like, beam attacks can just dematerialize and disappear into nothing, or pokés can grow many times their normal size, anything at all can happen, the more creative, the better. The use of this map must follow the trainer gets hurt rules, because that makes it more fun, that's the reason to fight here. I mean, if your eevee just takes a hyper beam, you are definitely going to feel that! That makes this Arena into a fight, and a mini-RP at the same time.

The whole thing about being harmed with your Pokemon won't have any effect on the match other than RP purposes. This is just mainly to let you to have fun when PMing the next round attacks. However, if you don't want to, you don't have to, as like I said, it doesn't have any effect on the match.

*cough*

Yeah, if you actually understand that, it'd be great >>;

Anyway, welcome to the Semi-Finals Stacey and Thed3! Do your best! As soon as I find out the rules >>;

Until then uh...I guess you can post your comments/questions you have about the arena? *shrugs*

Skrusti
28th February 2006, 12:20 PM
Meh, my titles get more and more Anime-Esque all the time.

Welcome, ladies and gentlemen to the beginning of the end. The semi-finals are about to begin, and for the lucky two battlers, we have an arena that soothes and calms!


Zen Garden (Advanced Outdoor Custom Arena): This is a rather moderately sized arena, about 30 x 30 meters (90 x 90 feet). It consists of a small pond in the corner of the arena, along with a few large boulders buried in the soft sand beneath, which is raked neatly. The arena is surrounded by a stone wall about 7 feet high. The arena seems to permeate an almost calm aura, and Pokemon battling in this arena seem to get a boost to their stats, as well as being able to maintain concentration. However, the stat bonuses depends in what shape the arena is in. At the start, when the arena is well-kept, the Pokemon will get a better stat boost. However, as the battle wears on, or attacks are used that cause area effects that would effect the order of how things are arranged in the arena (Sandstorm, Earthquake, etc.) the bonus will decrease for all Pokemon in the battle as the arena's neatness is removed by the participants.

:o Joshua shall be along shortly with whatever he wants to say. Good luck you two.

Joshua - Shadow Brigadier
28th February 2006, 12:23 PM
The rules for this match will be the same as the preliminary finals. Trainers PM their commands (two or three, it's up to the ref) to the ref, and the reffing is done. Good luck to you both, and may the best trainer win!

Now, Jeff will be your ref for this match, so he shall now post, offering any other comments he might have, and how many attacks he wants you to send per round. To begin with, both trainers need to post the complete bios of their Pokemon, including any changes since the preliminary finals..

Enjoy yourselves, and let the semi-finals begin!

Joshua

Joshua - Shadow Brigadier
28th February 2006, 12:24 PM
The rules for this match will be the same as the preliminary finals. Trainers PM their commands (two or three, it's up to the ref) to the ref, and the reffing is done. Good luck to you both, and may the best trainer win!

Now, I will be your ref for this match, and I eagerly await your PMs, containing your two attacks for the first round. To begin with, both trainers need to post the complete bios of their Pokemon, including any changes since the preliminary finals..

Enjoy yourselves, and let the semi-finals begin!

Joshua

EDIT: Much apologies, I just realised I forgot something. Both Ledian and Murkrow, for the duration of this battle, will know all their level-up moves they learn up to Level 50. Also, they have access to all the special moves (MT, Egg, etc.) they know at this point in time. So, if they're in a shop for a move now, they can't use it.