Notes: Well, I hadn't really seen a pokemon story about the middle ages before and I figured I try for one. Now Idk if it's a good idea or not,but I went for it anyway. I was thinking about that lucario movie one night and I remebered something about pokemon and war stuff like that so I wanted to try it seeing if it would be fun. I haven't had much writing experience so bare with me lol.
This story takes place long before the Pokemon countries we know of now existed, in the time period of Middle Ages.
Artemis:Legend of Joho
Chapter 1: The Start.
A young boy ran, he could hear screams and fighting behind him. The sun was just setting and his village was burning behind him. Wasn't very big village, just a small place with maybe 50 families who built their homes on the riverbed. The boy ran and ran, but it didn't seem like his feet were taking him anywhere then,bam, a fire ball slamed next to him sending him flying. A man with rusted colored armor walked up and towered over the boy,laughing as he drew his sword. His face stained with soot and grim smile on his face he leaned in and whispered to the boy.
"Are you scared of monsters?" The man's smile grew larger as he saw tears silently roll down the young boys face as he nodded. "Then you're really gonna love this...Charizard." A gaint red dragon landed next to the man, smoke pouring through his mought. "Fire blast." The Charizard sucked in air and built a fire ball deep in his stomch. His chest buffed out and its eyes lit up with hatred. Right as he was about to release the fire from his mouth to roast the boy a chill quickly filled the air and the Charizard was frozen where it stood.
The man's smile quickly fell, he watched an icy blue cat like monster stand infront of the child growling. "What th-" The man lifted his sword and swung it at the cat-monster, but before it hit the little blue cat another sword deflected it. The little boy stared at the man whom just tried to kill him then he looked over at the cat and another man standing beside the cat.
"Artemis." The man who owned the Charizard muttered under his breath. "What brings you here?"
"My father received reports of a large group of Kan soldiers coming toawrds the outer villages. He sent Glaceon and I to check to see if the reports were true..and I see that they are." Artemis nudged the boy wioth his foot for him to get up and so the boy did. "Boy, go to the nearest town and tell them what has happened here and tell them to send word to the King that the Kingdom of Kan has attacked your village"
The boy wiped his tears and nodded,he then turned and ran off. "Artemis, my boy, you know that child shall not get far...I'll have my men kill him before the sun fully sets." Said the man from Kan.
"General Kon, you underestimate the me,and the child and you clearly to much of your men. Do you really think my father would be stupid enough to send his son to see if an army were on its way to attack only?" Artemis smirked and waved his sword slightly. "My men are with in minutes away from me and when they see the boy one of them will take him on to my father."
Kon smiled as if the news pleased him. "Looks as if Charizard is melting.." The ice that froze Charizard started to break. It the shattered and Charizard let loose its fire blast in the air. "I'll kill you and your Glaceon then attack your men with a surprise air assult and as Charizard's reward I'll let him feast on the boy." Kon swung his sword,but it was yet again deflected by Artemis. Kon the started to swing in a frenzy of violent slices through the air. But each swing was matched with a block by Artemis. "You fight well boy..but how good do you fight with a dragon breathing down your back?" The Charizard huffed smoke out of its nose and took a step towards Artemis,but Glaceon quickly stepped in its way.
Charizard smirked and swung its tail trying to slap Glaceon away so it may help its comander. Glaceon jumped over the tail and let out a swift attack right in Charizards face. The gaint dragon stumbled back and let out slight whine,its vision was now blurred. Not knowing what figure was his opponet he let out random heat waves trying to hit someone. One heat wave almost hit Artemis and Kon,but another hit Glaceon seriously hurting him.
Distracted by seeing Glaceon take a fire attack right in its side,Artemis's sword was smacked away and he was knocked over by a smack in the forehead with the hilt of Kon's sword. Kon spoke with a chuckle in his voice,"You foolish little prince,you shouldn't get disracted when your tools are damaged." Kon smiled as he watched Artemis scrabble to his feet,but before he was up fully Kon kicked him back down. "What a great way to start out a war, destorying a peacful village making it a awful pile of burning ash and killing a future king aswell." Kon lifted his sword with the blade pointing down towards Artemis. "This will be stuff of legends boy." With those words Kon brought his sword down sending the blade into Artemis's chest.
The pain was over powering and Artemis gasped for air as his vision became blurred. As his eyes shut he could hear the distant laugh from Kon as he beat Glaceon,and then...silence. He was sort of at peace with his self walking in the dark with a distant light up ahead,but then he remember all the people he was leaving. How could he let it end this way? How could he have just lied there on the ground and let Kon stab him so easily?
Artemis stopped walking and stared at the light up ahead, he once heard that people near death saw a bright light and that if they went into it they would in fact die. He thought that maybe if he turned around he would come back to life or there is a possibility that he would be stuck in limbo forever. So with out another thought he charged towards the light,if he died,he died and if he didn't then it means that he is suppose to live to fight for his future kingdom. As Artemis got closer to the light he could hear voices,some familiar some not and then he was there. But before he stepped into it he stopped and stared into it,it's brightness was hardly bearable,but staring out into it was like staring at the void of an endless white sea, amazing and beautiful. Artemis then took a breath and jumped in the void.
Artemis shot up gasping for air,he quickly looked around to see if he had died or back amoung the living. He was in a room,candle on a table with medical tools, a bowl of water next to him with a wet cloth in the bowl. Artemis himself sat in a bed with gauze wrapped around his torso, he couldn't believe it he was alive. Artemis looked down at his hands the felt his chest to check his wound. Some one then stepped in the doorway and stopped in awe. "H-He lives! Nurse go tell my father Artemis is alive!" Said a young girl no older than thirteen. She was dressed like royalty,which she was, and she held a small little baby blue Poliwag in her arms.
"Coral." Artemis said his sister's name like he hadn't seen her in years. Coral ran to her bother and sat down next to him. Artemis then placed his hand on her face and wiped the tears of joy off her cheeks. He then ran his fingers through her gloden wavy locks, it was just like his and their fathers. Artemis then pulled her closer and kissed her forehead.
"Coral, ho-how long have I been out?" Artemis asked.
Coral's eyes shifted and then she looked up at Artemis. "Nearly two weeks now. The doctors said you would be dead by tonight, I was coming to say my final words to you." A tear ran across her face. "...Artemis,Father has...he has changed since they brought back to the castle. He has been,distant and dark,I was fearing that everything was taking a turn for the worse. He was starting to scare me and Orion hasn't spoken a word since he saw you lying on the bed."
The look on Artemis's face was grim,"And Glaceon...what of him?" Coral bit her lip and tears began to stream down her face now.
"Art-Artemis, he wasn't at the battlefeild when are men arrived. We believe him to be dead." Said a voice coming from the doorway, Artemis looked up and there stood Orion. He unlike his siblings and father had red curly hair like his mother, he wasn't dressed like royalty, he dress more like a peasant. He still had the face of a child, but he was close to sixteen now. "I can't stay long, I must head off to a small outer land,Sabure..Fathers orders."
Artemis shot out of bed. "What!" He almost yelled in outrage. "There is nothing,but crime and scum of the earth there. Why on earth would Father send you to a place like Sabure?"
Orion turned his head. "Need not worry Artemis, I am bring a small band of fighter/friends with me,we'll be going to find intel on the enemy. Crime bosses tend to keep track of things like that...accroding to Father anyway."
Artemis shook his head in disagreement, "And these fighters...not much older than you I'm guessing?"
"Most of them are young yes,but Bruno will also be going to watch over us." Orion acted as if he wanted to leave the room that he couldn't stand to see his brother alive. "We need know about the deals the Kingdom of Kan is make with the crimebosses and is we can make a better one."
Artemis started to walk past Orion, "I'll be going with you." Orion quickly grabbed Artemis's arm and pulled him back. They stood eye to eye, Artemis yanked his arm away and they stared at one another. Coral and poliwag were in the corner watching the whole thing to see who would break the silence first.
"This is my mission brother,you are in no health to be traveling for several days to go in a waste land such as Sabure." Orion then stormed out of the room before Artemis could get in another word.
Artemis looked over at his crying sister in the corner and the poliwag who was trying to make her stop crying. "You just woke up! You and Orion shouldn't be arguing you should be hugging and telling each other that you love one another! That you are happy to be alive and he is happy you are alive!" Coral then ran out the room and Poliwag followed.
Artemis busted in the throne room and looked around. His father was no where to be found, only souls to be in the room were to gaurds standing beside the throne. "Prince Artemis, we heard of you awakening,but we didn't think you'd be this well."
Artemis waved his hand like he was waving off the comment,"Tell me where my Father is.."
One of the gaurds spoke,"He was in town when we received the new of you being awake,he shall be here shortly."
The young prince closed his eyes and sighed, he then turned around and was about to walk out the doors when his father and a fat Empoleon walked in followed by a elder man dressed like a king. "Son!" Spoke the man. "You do live!" The king then hugged Artemis tightly. He then looked in his son's eyes and patted him on his back. "I knew you'd pull through ole boy." He said with a chuckle.
"Yes Father, I am alive and well...I have come to talk not of my recovery,but of my brother's mission to the outer land of Sabure." Artemis took a step back. "I don't believe it is the best to send them being the age that they are."
The king's grin was wiped off and nothing left,but a cold stare. "That is not your place...when you wear this crown then it will be you to decided who does what and goes where."
Artemis stood his ground though,"Father, I demand that I go with them by your orders..and if not I shall go anyway."
The king looked down ath the ground pondering his son's demand, he then began to walk to his thrown. Once there he placed his hand on his chin and begann scratching it. "Son, you know the rules of interfering with a mission..." He watched Artemis nod and then smirked, "You have your mothers will and determination, very well..you shall go with your brother." At the same time he said this Orion walked in.
His face was filled with anger and he gritted his teeth,"Very well...brother..glad to have you on MY mission." Orion forced himself to deal with what his father decided,He wasn't allowed to speak out against orders like Artemis was due to him being the second born son and not the next to be king. He then looked at his father shook his head. "I was going to tell you my men are ready,but now with Artemis joining in we will have to wait for him."
Artemis shook his head,"No I won't be long..few things in a bag and some medicine." And soon they were off to Sabure.