Dimensions of Darkness Book 2: The Explorers of the Core
It's here! It's here! It's here at last!
DIMENSIONS OF DARKNESS BOOK 2: THE EXPLORERS OF THE CORE
(Rated PG-13 for peril, mild fantasy violence, and themes of death)
A note to all who read this: This is a sequel to Dimensions of Darkness Book 1: The Explorers of Nightmares. If you haven't read the first book, I suggest clicking on the link in my signature and reading it first.
Well, I know there wasn't much of a break between this book and the last one, but I was too anxious to wait any longer. And first, and most importantly, I'd like to thank everyone who read and critiqued on my last thread. I couldn't have done it without you!
Spoiler:- Character List-SPOILERS:
Piplup-A human who was transformed into a Pokemon. He and his partner Chimchar have saved the world twice before and are out to do it again.
Chimchar-Piplup's partner. He is sometimes timid, but usually a devoted explorer who will do anything for his friends.
Grovyle-A Pokemon from the future, and a good friend of Piplup and Chimchar.
Dusknoir-A Pokemon from the future. He was once the archenemy of Piplup, Chimchar, and Grovyle, but he developed a friendship with Grovyle while searching for Primal Dialga and is now a reliable ally.
Darkrai-An evil Pokemon. He was behind the collapse of Temporal Tower, but he was unintentionally stopped by Piplup and Chimchar. He was stopped by them again when he personally tried to trap the world in a nightmare. Now, he plots to use the Wheel of Time in the Core to paralyze the planet once again, and he has "enlisted" the help of Rayquaza, Bastiodon, and Rampardos in doing this.
Wigglytuff-The Guildmaster of the Wigglytuff Guild. He stayed with Chatot after the events of Book 1, but rejoined the apprentices in order to join Piplup and Chimchar in the Core.
Chatot-Wigglytuff's best friend. He was frozen in time in Book 1 due to Darkrai's actions.
Celebi-A Pokemon from the future. She's a good friend of Grovyle and has a secret crush on him. She was frozen in time in Book 1 due to Darkrai's actions.
Bidoof, Sunflora, Corphish, Loudred, Diglett, Dugtrio, Chimecho, Croagunk-The Wigglytuff Guild's apprentices, and good friends of Piplup and Chimchar. Alongside the Guildmaster, they're heading to the Core to help out Piplup and Chimchar.
Lucario-A resident of the Core. He calls himself the Guardian of the Core since Rayquaza came to power. He's somewhat rash and easy to anger. He teaches Piplup how to utilize his Aura powers.
Mew-A resident of the Core. She's a good friend of Lucario. She's the more cautious and level-headed of the two, though she's dangerous when angry.
Rayquaza-The Monster of the Core. After being released and possessed by Darkrai, he took over the Core.
Regigigas-The second and more powerful Monster of the Core. He was imprisoned much like the Regigigas of the surface world. Darkrai released him from where he was imprisoned beneath the ruins and then possessed him.
Bastiodon and Rampardos-The former governors of the Core. After Rayquaza was awakened, they mysteriously joined him and are his top lieutenants. Darkrai's grip over them is broken when they are defeated by Piplup and Lucario.
No.88-A Shieldon member of the Army of the Core. He's slightly smarter than No.89.
No.89-A Cranidos member of the Army of the Core. He's slightly more buffoonish than No.88.
Sceptile-The Boss of Abomasnow and Machamp. He's a mercenary hired by Bastiodon to hunt down Piplup and the others. He came from the future and is an enemy of both Grovyle and Dusknoir. He's cunning, sneaky, and ruthless.
Abomasnow and Machamp-Mercenaries hired by Bastiodon. Abomasnow is a tracker and prefers to use his brain, while Machamp is a thug who hurts himself through thought. The two come around in the end by saving Piplup and his friends from Rayquaza.
Armaldo-Wigglytuff's old exploring master. He was an outlaw, but he was softened by Wigglytuff and has returned to help rally the Guild apprentices.
Skuntank, Zubat, Koffing-The members of Team Skull. They were bandits who used to bully Piplup and Chimchar, but after being helped by them, Skuntank began to respect them. Zubat and Koffing still have a dislike of Piplup and Chimchar, but Skuntank makes sure they keep the peace.
Regirock, Regice, and Registeel-Guardians in the Core who fought Piplup and the gang. They apparently guard a powerful secret.
Dialga-The master of time. He rules it from the top of Temporal Tower in the Hidden Land. However, when the Tower began to collapse, he was turned evil and became Primal Dialga. However, he was restored to normal after being defeated by Piplup and Chimchar.
Gabite-A powerful, cunning bandit who has made her lair in Steam Cave. She was Armaldo's partner when he was an outlaw. In the end, a combined effort by the apprentices, Armaldo, and Magmortar's gang brings her down.
Steelix and Houndoom-Gabite's partners-in-crime. They show that they're less than loyal by abandoning her in her moment of need.
Magmortar-A mysterious and powerful Pokemon from somewhere far away. He issued the final challenge against the Wigglytuff Guild apprentices at the summit of Steam Cave. However, after helping to capture Gabite, it becomes apparent that he may not be exactly as he seems, and that in reality, he is a bounty hunter and friend of Armaldo.
Exploud, Camerupt, Vespiquen, Yanmega, Probopass, and Claydol-Magmortar's gang of powerful Pokemon. They are even able to overpower the Wigglytuff Guild apprentices. They prove vital when the time comes to capture Gabite.
Empoleon-The future form of Piplup. After Darkrai's interference in the future, Piplup gradually darkened until, eventually, he became Darkrai's right hand Pokemon and no longer viewed Chimchar, now Infernape, as a partner. Empoleon tracked Piplup and Chimchar all the way through Darkrai's nightmare in Book 1, and in the final battle against Piplup, Infernape sacrificed himself, allowing Piplup and Chimchar to escape. After this happened, Empoleon was filled with regret. When Piplup and Chimchar were cornered by Darkrai, Empoleon attacked and held him back long enough for Piplup and Chimchar to escape, even though it meant his own sacrifice.
Infernape-The future form of Chimchar. He objected to Empoleon's motives, but still followed along out of loyalty to his partner. In the end, he sacrificed himself to protect Piplup and to reopen Empoleon's eyes to see Darkrai's evil.
Lopunny, Gardevoir, Medicham-The members of the legendary Team Charms.
Marill and Azurill-Two young brothers living in Treasure Town. They're good friends of Piplup and Chimchar.
Gallade, Rhyperior, and Roserade-The members of the legendary Team Raiders.
Jynx and Quagsire-Two Pokemon who recently moved to Treasure Town. They seem to be friends of Roserade.
The Kecleon Brothers-Two brothers who run the supermarket in Treasure Town.
Spinda-The owner of the cafe in Treasure Town.
Wynaut and Wobbufet-Two partners who run the Recycle Stand in the cafe in Treasure Town.
Marowak-The sensei of the dojo in Treasure Town.
Murkrow and Shuppet-Two partners who make up Team Ebony. They love treasure and often bicker over what to search for next.
Citizens of the Core-There are quite a few Pokemon who live in the Core besides Lucario, Mew, Bastiodon, Rampardos, and the Cranidos and Shieldon soldiers. In all, they consist of three Aipom, an Ambipom, a Flareon, a Venonat, a dozen Burmy of different cloaks, a Ledyba, five Nincada, and a one-eyed Hitmonchan who may or may not be a bank robber.
Cranidos and Shieldon-The soldiers of the Army of the Core. There are hundreds of them. They show eternal loyalty to Bastiodon and Rampardos and never once question their actions.
Spoiler:- Attack List-SPOILERS:
Piplup-Hydro Pump, Brick Break, Whirlpool, Blizzard, Drill Peck
Chimchar-Focus Punch, Flamethrower, Fire Spin, Flame Wheel
Grovyle-Leaf Blade, Energy Ball, Bullet Seed, Dig
Dusknoir-Shadow Punch, Fire Punch, Focus Blast, Protect, Shadow Ball
Darkrai-Dark Pulse, Shadow Claw, Charge Beam
Lucario-Bone Rush, Metal Claw, Aura Sphere, Force Palm
Mew-Protect, Psychic, Light Screen, Aura Sphere, Air Cutter, Sludge Bomb, Ancientpower, Silver Wind, Flash Cannon, Flamethrower, Water Pulse, Solarbeam, Earth Power
No.88 the Shieldon-Iron Head, Stone Edge, Flash Cannon, Dig
No.89 the Cranidos-Zen Headbutt, Shock Wave, Dragon Pulse, Dig
Regigigas-Hyper Beam, Crush Grip
Rayquaza-Hyper Beam, Dark Void (while possessed by Darkrai)
Sceptile-Dragon Claw, Leaf Storm
Abomasnow-Blizzard, Ice Punch, Focus Blast
Machamp-Cross Chop, Karate Chop, Dynamicpunch
Bidoof-Take Down, Super Fang, Hidden Power
Loudred-Brick Break, Roar, Screech
Sunflora-Bullet Seed, Pound, Razor Leaf
Diglett-Dig, Mud Bomb, Earthquake
Dugtrio-Dig, Giga Impact, Earthquake, Tri Attack
Chimecho-Heal Bell, Double Edge, Psychic
Croagunk-Sludge Bomb, Poison Jab, Brick Break
Armaldo-Water Gun, Metal Claw, X-Scissor
Regirock-Zap Cannon, Hammer Arm, Stone Edge, Hyper Beam
Regice-Blizzard, Zap Cannon, Hyper Beam, Avalanche
Registeel-Flash Cannon, Iron Head, Zap Cannon
Gabite-Slash, Dragon Claw, Dragon Rush
Steelix-Dig, Hyper Beam
Magmortar-Overheat, Flamethrower, Fire Punch
Exploud-Focus Blast, Roar, Hyper Voice
Camerupt-Flamethrower, Earth Power
Vespiquen-Power Gem, Slash, Silver Wind
Yanmega-Air Slash, Night Slash, Silver Wind
Probopass-Magnet Bomb, Zap Cannon, Hyper Beam, Stone Edge
Claydol-Psybeam, Hyper Beam
Spoiler:- Aura Attacks:
Aura Sphere-The user creates a ball of auric energy and launches it for explosive damage.
Aura Shift-The user transfers their own auric energy to another Pokemon, boosting that Pokemon's Aura.
Aura Shield-The user creates gladiator-like armor around their body, formed with nothing but auric energy.
Aura Redirection-The user pushes a wave or auric energy forward with a strong breath outwards. This energy can destroy, reflect, and even take control of enemy Aura attacks.
Aura Blade-The user creates a sword out of auric energy, which can then be used as an actual weapon.
Aura Wings-The user grows wings out of auric energy, giving them the advantage of flight.
Aura Sight-The user focuses auric energy into their eyes. This allows them to detect other Auras, even through walls and other obstructions.
Aura Heart-The user focuses their consciousness into their Aura, and then from their Aura into their opponent. This results in both the user and opponent appearing in the opponent's consciousness, where they can fight in Aura Heart Combat. It is a battle of wills, and the Pokemon with the stronger will wins.
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And now...It begins!
Deep beneath the earth, the shadows writhed. A dark presence was in their midst, and it upset them to no end. They were drawn to it, following it, curling down the tunnel like wisps of smoke.
Up ahead, a strange, ruin-like structure stood. The lone figure traversing the tunnels gingerly floated forward above the floor of the ruins until he reached the center of the strange pattern that reached out in every direction, spanning the entire chamber.
Slowly, surely, his two legs expanded out from within his body until they touched the floor. Now, he was standing right in the middle of the circle at the enormous design's center.
There was a flash of blue light and three small relics, held inside a small bag draped across the figure's back, began to glow. As they glowed, the pattern glowed, reaching across the floor, walls, and ceiling, showering the entire chamber with blue light. The figure quickly darted for cover as the floor of the chamber split down the middle, yawning open until there was a huge, black, gaping chasm. And from deep within, there was an earth-shattering roar. Chunks of stone fell from the walls and ceiling, forcing the figure to duck back and forth to avoid being crushed.
"Yes, yes!" the figure smiled to himself. "Come forth, and this Core shall be yours for the taking!"
And then, with yet another explosive roar, a monster shot out of the gorge in the floor. It's body, enormous and serpentine, coiled and uncoiled as it bellowed centuries worth of rage into the darkness of the earth. Rayquaza was free.
Hope you all like it!
Last edited by GalladeRocks; 24th November 2010 at 11:37 PM.