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    Cortoza
    The Volcanic Island

    Floating serenely in the middle of the ocean, Cortoza is a secluded land mass which was once a beautiful and highly populated tropical island. Two hundred years ago a powerful oceanic earthquake resulted in a chain reaction of death and destruction as Cortoza's active volcanic mountains erupted in a series of cataclysmic explosions that churned out a spectacular display of ash, rock, and molten lava, and finally ending with Mt Fumi's stupendous paroxysmal eruption. All of Cortoza's vegetation was destroyed, while humans and Pokémon not fast enough to flee perished in the resulting destruction as the western end of the island collapsed beneath the sea, generating a series of devastating pyroclastic flows and immense tsunamis that ravaged adjacent coastlines. The events of that day marked the last 24 hours on earth for over 50,000 people and 300,000 Pokémon, as the wave of destruction flowed across hundreds of coastal villages and towns. For the next hundred years nobody dared approach the island due to the constant seismic activity and mini eruptions, but for the past several decades all has been quiet. Pokémon have returned, and with very few people drawn to the volcanic island, wildlife has been given the chance to thrive. Although wary, people are also beginning to venture to Cortoza again, some of the more opportunistic seeing this land as their chance to strike it rich due to its fast-booming tourism industry. Most are curious though, as the island has shown amazing regenerative qualities, and many are eager to explore and to witness the miraculous regrowth for themselves. The tropical jungle is flourishing once more, Pokémon have returned, and as far as everyone is aware most of Cortoza's volcanoes have been laying dormant for almost one hundred years.



    Mt. Ceniza
    Always grey, Mt. Ceniza is constantly coated in a thin layer of ash. An active volcano, she doesn't appear to be on the verge of eruption - not any time soon, anyway - but her constant rumbling can be felt by those who travel near. This mountain has become a tourist attraction, particularly for those interested in collecting ash, though the tremors felt do tend to keep the more nervous travellers away.

    Granite Tunnel: A maze-like tunnel leading up through the inner mountain. Steps have been carved into the rocks so that people can make their way to several different locations of the mountainside in order to bypass the falling ash. A preferable choice for those who prefer to stay clean, but it can get quite warm in here so be sure to bring along a good supply of water. Falling rubble can pose a problem, however, during Mt. Ceniza's stronger tremors so you'll need your wits about you at all times.
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    Kairne pulled on the boots he had been made to buy at a shop when he had first arrived at Cortoza. Struggling with them and cursing like a sailor, he managed to get them on mostly right. His Shuppet prodded him on the shoulder with an inquisitive look.

    "Yes, I know, girl," Kairne said to her, ruffling her head a bit. "They said it was for my own good, because of how unstable this place gets, and because of the heat. I'm just not used to shoes, though." He managed to get the left boot, and then the right, slid on the right way, before making sure the laces were nice and taut. Tying them was an easy task; he knew a lot about knots and was always a very effective camper, not a scout but self-taught. In many things, he was self-taught. "I am never going to be able to walk right in these," he said as he stood up, wobbling slightly in them. "And how am I supposed to watch my back if I can't even see anything. With my bare feet, I could feel the vibrations of threats I couldn't see ahead of me." He sighed, walking awkwardly in through the tunnel's entrance, his Shuppet following along. "I'm blind," he said, resigned. "I'm just plain blind like this. You'll look out for me, girl?" he inquired of the Shuppet. She nodded, but she seemed a little down as well. "And maybe we'll find out your name today," Kairne added. Her eyes lit up a little as he said this, and together they entered the tunnel, both on the watch for anything coming up. Kairne particularly was more tense than he had ever been on any previous adventure, due to the debilitating handicap placed upon his senses.

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    Mt. Infernus
    The Rock Pool
    Treepadaone


    You Anorith, Pontos, grips your midsection with its large claws as you cradle it, causing you to grit your teeth a little bit. But, of course, adventuring with your little Anorith for the first time was good enough to endure this kind of pain. The little Anorith might be at a low level, but, you are sure that your Rhyperior will be able to protect you. You walk ever forward, the leaves from the dense jungles brushing past you and leaving small nicks and scratches on your arms. But, suddenly, you reach a clearing. This is not a normal clearing either. The "ground" is actually some sort of blue stone. Marble? Slate? Granite? Whatever it is, the stone is shiny and blue, with the look of stone that was just laid yesterday. That must be impossible, however. The amount of handicraft needed and workers needed would have taken months to complete. And even by that time, the endless rains and scorching heat of the island of Mt. Infernus would have weathered down the rocks very quickly. Even in a few months, there would have been cracks and broken stones. But, it was pristine. Hell, even shiny. You walk across the marble, your footsteps making small tapping noises as they hit the blue stone. You continue walking on the stone, when you see something in the stone. It looks like...a hole? No, not a hole. It is a little bit too neat to be just a random hole in the ground. Plus, it is paved with a lining of stones. No, it is an entrance. With a ladder inside of it.

    Thinking that this has to lead somewhere and that it might even be the Rock Pool itself, you descend the ladder, again, marveled by the fact that the wood does not creak or bend under your feet. Another weird thing about this place. You reach the bottom of the ladder, and turn around. In front of you it a large door. No, large door is not the best word for it. How about huge? Or gigantic? or humungous! The door was positively massive. It was probably thirty to forty feet high, and looked to be easily a couple of feet think. And, it was made out of solid steel. Or some sort of metal. You doubted that even a raging Rhyperior could have pushed his way through this door. A large brass knocker adorned the door, but other than that, it was pretty nondescript....as giant doors go anyways. You see in surprise that an Alakazam walks up to you, probably the doors gate keeper, and sits down in front of you. He says nothing to you, but just sits there, waiting. "Well, young boy, it is rude to keep a man waiting!" Shocked by the fact that he could talk(though, he was an Alakazam, so, it may not be TOO shocking), you just stand there stunned. "Well, someone is deader than a doorknob today. I might as well just give the speech after all." He gets up, and walks to a small alcove on the side of the wall, grabbing a small pouch. He walks back over to you, and sits down again. "This, boy, it what one might call a trial of sorts. See, none get to the Rock Pool easily, and this is because there are some truly fearsome Pokemon in there. Pokemon, if they were to get out, would wreck havoc on the mainland. This trial was built so that only the best of the best would go on to the Rock Pool, in hopes that they could tame the power within. However, none of them have ever come back." He grabs something from his pouch, revealing a small pipe which he lights with a FIRE PUNCH, and smokes a few puffs. "I know, I know, its a bad habit. But, one I got from my trainer, before he met his time I'm afraid. Old age though, nothing to serious. Anyways, if you, good sir, want to get in the Rock Pool, you are going to have to face the trails ahead of you. They will challenge the four thing essential to a trainer: Logic, Wisdom, Sharp Senses, and of course, Battling Skills. I won't tell you in which order either. Oh, and to make sure that a trainer is truly tested, you may only bring one Pokemon inside the trial. The rest will be returned when you get to the Rock Pool. I hope you understood that, because I am only saying it once."

    What will you do?


    Mt. Infernus
    Scenic Walkway
    Dark Searchman


    You, Amethyst, and Sarkahn all run up the Scenic Walk, with Solaris hitchhiking a ride on your arms. You would think that such a person would be hard to find, but, truthfully, the frequent shakes and tremors from his "art" were more than enough to be able to locate him. It was basically like sonar or radar, the closer you got to him, the stronger and stronger the signal was. You have to take a break at one point, but, finally, reach the vandal in question.

    For a scandal artist, he wasn't that impressive. He kinda looked like some sort of quintessentially eighties guy you would see from a movie like Christine or Grease. He had the slicked back hair, and a pair of shades that almost looked like a pair of triangles. They shined black, and were obviously quite reflective. He has a leather jacket on with a bunch of studs and buttons on it, and he had a more casual T-shirt on underneath, white of course so it has some sort of contrast with the leather jacket. He had a pair of fades jeans on, and a pair of black sneakers. Looking at his face though, you could see that something about this man was off. He was very pale, like he had been inside for days, no weeks. And, he was very skinny. Near gaunt like in fact. It was odd. It was like looking at a living skeleton almost. "Alright you two! We are going to make this one a masterpiece, just like all the rest of them! Dugtrio! Use your Earth Power to rip a big gash into that rock! Krokorok! Give it a Dark Pulse to add some nice flair to the piece! Make it as dark as night!" His Pokemon followed orders. Dugtrio spun around in the ground and released a shock wave of earth energy with his might EARTH POWER. Blasts of energy ripped through the rock, sending chunks of it flying. When all was done, a large crack had formed in the side of the mountain. Then, the Krokorok opened his mouth, and a large ball of dark energy formed inside of it. Then, another shock wave of energy blasts out, but this time, it is dark energy. It hits the gash on the side of the mountain and transforms it into the side of a skull. Even the outline of the jawbone was to a tee. These were obviously experts at what they were doing, but, it needed to stop. "Alright boys. This one is looking to be pretty good if I may say so myself. If we can cover the entire mountain in skulls, I am sure going to be one happy man! Ha ha ha ha!"

    What will you do?


    Mt. Pele
    Pele's Temple
    King Ghidorah


    Throw looked pretty beaten down because of the powerful attacks he had to endure earlier. But, he still has quite a bit of energy left, and quickly moves behind Kingler, using his large body as a sort of protective shield. Kingdra wants to keep the pressure on Throw, and creates another orb of dragon energy in its mouth, ready to fire it off like a cannon at the Fighting type. Kingler looks at the orb and sees that it would deal quite a bit of damage to Throw. Wanting to protect its partner in battle, Kingler throws up a protective bubble of energy that surrounds both him and Throw, precisely when Kingdra releases the orb of energy. Kingler closes his eyes as he braces for impact, but the energy shield is more than adequate for taking the attack, not budging at all. Throw gives a friendly look at Kingler for protecting him from the powerful attack. But, Kingler himself is not out of the clear yet. Houndoom puts his tail into the sunlight, and opens his mouth with a howl. Suddenly, his body begins to glow a bright yellow color as he begins to harness energy from the sunlight to power a very strong attack that is sure to rock Kingler's world. Suddenly, the light drains from Houndoom's body and creates a massive beam of light that overtakes both Throw and Kingler in one blast. Kingler and Throw both groan under the strength of the powerful attack, especially Kingler. Houndoom looks a little worn out after that, and Throw begins his preparations for a powerful counter-attack. His body becomes covered in a strong red aura that is built into taking attacks.

    Kingler strikes out against Houndoom with some serious offensive moves. It lifts its claw into the air, before releasing a powerful blast of water. Houndoom grimaces from the water, but dear, that is only part of the attack. Kingler suddenly goes into reverse mode, sucking up the water into a powerful vacuum. Normally, Houndoom would have the strength to grip his claws and hold on tight, but his just does not have the strength and is sucked up by the powerful suction, raking across the ground and taking extra damage from the attack. Kingdra sees that the Kingler used a powerful attack, and charges up a small ball of dragon energy inside of its mouth. It shoots it up to the ceiling, where it splits apart. This is the powerful Draco Meteor attack, and it bombards both Throw and Kingler, where it deals a ton of damage to each. After that attack, however, Kingdra looks to be pretty exhausted. Houndoom gets back up from the attack, and jumps at Kingler with mouth outstretched. It goes to clamp down on Kingler's big claw, but, Kingler is able to release another powerful blast of water at Houndoom. It flies in the air along with the water, barking and yipping as it does not want to be on the ground. Kingler brings back the suction, and Houndoom is pulled into the claw with the water. Kingler shakes him out, and Houndoom just could not take anymore, and is all swirly eyed now. At the moment, both Kingler and Kingdra look exhausted from using so many powerful attacks. Throw is in a Bide and it will take two turns to completion.

    What will you do?


    The Island
    Shale Beach
    myahoo


    Cid looks at you and gets a smile on his face after the look of actual hate that was on there when he was talking about the organization. It seems that he likes the fact of having a little bit of "borrowed muscle." "We would be glad to have you aboard. I don't think I caught your name, but I might have forgotten. With all the stuff that happens around here, I find it hard to remember not to come to work in my sleep clothes. This is a stressful job." He walks over to a section of beach that has been marked off with tape. A man walks up to him, with a beige hat that was like one you would see from an archeologist. "Well, well Cid. Who is the new recruit we have here today?" "You know, I kinda forgotten his name. You know how I can be at times." The man laughed heartily at this. Apparently, he is one of those people who can love a good laugh. "Oh trust me, with the amount of time the two of us have worked together, I would know personally that you can be a little forgetful when work starts to pile up. What exactly brought us here anyway?" "They found some artifacts here on the beach. Nothing particularly special, but this young man managed to find a second staff like the one we have at the museum." "He did really. This is a good find. Hopefully we can find other things on this beach." Cid looks at you, and says, "This is a good acquaintance of mine. His name is Manny. He has worked with me on the Lufenian project for over five years. He can get you started on the dig. I have to bring the staff back to the museum. I won't leave for a little bit, so, if you want to come, just say so. There should still be enough time to do the dig afterwards, depending on how long it takes." Cid leaves now, going to tent next to a Jeep.

    "Well, kid. Like he said, my name is Manny. I have been working on this for so long I can barely remember a time where my mind has not been filled with the possible wonders the Lufenians had. If you want to be able to dig, you first need to get changed. Then, you need to get a few things from a man in the tent next to the dressing tent. You are going to need a shovel, a pickaxe, a hammer, and most importantly, a toothbrush. Once you have all these things, I want you to come back here. We think that over here might be a good place to dig."

    What will you do?


    The Island
    Garland Basin
    Son_of_Shadows


    Kirsten looks at you with a shocked look on her face, like she had never considered the possibility before and she was just slapped in the face by reality. She looks down and begins to slam her fists into the ground, causing her knuckles to bleed. "God damn it. You're right. We could easily kill ourselves with this." She gets up and grabs a piece of cloth on a counter in the hut. It was pretty stained with blood, and was pretty long; not something you would find on a hand or even an arm. Something more likely that you would find on somebody's back. "But, I know one thing. Horus loves me. He would never abandon me here in this evil place. He knows how miserable I would be here. The only reason he is not here right now is because of the village. It is kinda hard hiding a five foot long serpent, despite his ability to Dig. If I didn't go to look for him, I would be putting his memory to shame." She gets up hastily, and begins to search under counters and under her bed. All the while, her shirt does little to cover up her "unmentionables", which causes you to look away quickly. Damn your libido indeed. She continues to look around the hut. "Oh no....it's gone. Horus's Pokeball. My mom must have taken it from me. I would love to have my little Horus to carry with me. But, finding him is more important."

    She sits back down and gives a deep breath in and out. "Well, night is not too far away. Another couple of hours or so. For now, I can see what I can do for your little Munna." She motions that she wants to hold her. Steven happily obliges, and sits in Kirsten's hands. She observed him for a moment, then pokes him with the end of her finger. Steven does not react at all to this. "Wow...this is a really powerful drug. I'm not exactly sure what it is to be frank. It looks like some sort of mind-altering drug. I might have something that will work, but we will need to go out into the forest to get it. It is an herb that...clears the mind. It gets rid of any mind-altering substances in the body. Unfortunately, it has side-effects......bad side effects. Your Munna should be fine though. It is when it is used on people that things turn bad..." She looks down and begins to cry again, and this time, she punches the ground with the cloth on. It still has some fresh blood on it, but no more comes out. "Let us just find Horus. That is all I want."

    What will you do/say?


    The Island
    Ignatius River
    LASL


    The Scyther looks at your and Sparow with a death glare, and it seems that it is going down soon. Maybe even really soon? Anyways, the Scyther charges at Sparow, even landing on its legs, suffering the pain to launch an attack at Sparow. Its claw swings at Sparow, who makes a quick dodge, but, that wa not the real attack. Scyther merely intended it as a diversion, and the real attack was actually behind Sparow. He swings his other scythe in a more horizontal fashion, and strikes Sparow in the back. Sparow goes flying, and rolls on the ground, taking a little bit of damage from the pretty underhanded move. Sparow gives a loud squawk. She has the advantage, and she knows. She squawks again, and creates a little bundle of energy in her mouth. This attack is multicolored, in three distinct stripes of red, blue, and yellow. Sparow shoots out the powerful Tri Attack, and Scyther manages to dodge a little bit of attack. But, it still does quite a bit of damage, and Scyther actually drops on one knee from injuries. He gets back up, but grimaces in pain from his leg. He now looks desperate instead of angry, and tries to take another step forward. He lands on the leg, and screams out a "SCCCCYYYYY!" The pain in his leg is too real right now.

    Sparow is not going to let the bug get away either. She funnels in the dark side, where they have been expecting here and have much cookies to give, into a powerful dark attack. Covered in dark energy, she glides into the air, actually enjoying getting into the air a little bit. She slams into Scyther's leg, and causes him to fall over. Scyther yells out in pain. He tries to get back up, but when he steps up on the leg again, he falls over and again screams in pain. Scyther breathes in one last gasp, but then, he slouches on the ground. Sparow looks into Scyther's eyes, and sees that they are all swirly and KO. Scyther was defeated!

    Sparow gains one level!

    Gardevoir lowers its barrier, and Turt jumps down from the tree. She floats over to you, and enters your mind again. She is still overpowering, almost driving out all of your thoughts. "Thank you brave trainer for battling the Scyther. We didn't know what to do. That Scyther's speed was too much for me, and he was too strong for little Turt. For your brave efforts, we would like to give you this small token of our appreciation." Gardevoir sticks her hand out, and in her hand is a Durin Berry. "This berry is known for its strong bitter taste. We happen to gather them for decorations, as I find them rather pretty." Turt enters in too, but his prescence is much weaker compared to the Gardevoir's. "Thawnk you! But, what are you going to do about the Scythwer?"

    True, what will you do?


    Mt. Infernus
    Waterfall
    Takeo


    As you push the blue shield out of the way, they look back at you. You notice this, and look at them. "Well, I only hope you know what you are doing kid. And remember, in this temple, nothing is as it seems." You only shrug off the comment. You take a step on a tile, and it shifts slightly in position. You look around, and see nothing happening. Merely chalking up the circumstance to poor maintenance of the temple, you take another step forwards. Suddenly, a trap door springs, and you fall head-first into the trap door. Suddenly, you find yourself being held...by hands? Many, many, black slimy hands. You hang in mid-air, it seems, upside-down. "Well, well. Looks like someone came down the wrong hole...." You see hands move in front of you, and form a face. "Well, we are here to help. We are Helping Hands of course." To your right, another face forms with fingertips for eyes. "Sure, we'd love to help you." You squirm and shake as the hands grab your arms and legs. I don't think that anyone would like to be in a situation that you were in right now. "Boy, oh boy, would you stop squirming? We are only trying to help." said a hand with an, oddly enough, normal voice. "Well, maybe he doesn't want our help. You know how independent people are now-a-days. Maybe, he would like us to let go." said a face with a very deep baritone, before laughing maniacally and the hands dropping you. You find yourself in a free fall, falling down into the hole. You can see the walls of the hole, and the black hands. Hundreds of black hands. You wonder if they are going to let you fall to your death, before again you feel the hands grab you. You stop squirming for now, as obviously falling to your death is not on your menu.

    "Well, now that you have decided to cooperate for a little bit, here comes the million dollar question. Which way?" "Yes, which way to you want to go, hmm?" "Yes, up or down?" You look up and down, not sure of which way you would want to go. "Come on, come on. We don't have all day." "Yes! Which way?" "Up?" "Down?"

    What will you do, hmmm?


    Mt. Senica
    Cinder Village
    Coolz8


    "Documentation? What in the world?" August seems quite puzzled by what you meant by documentation. "Kids today and all of their new fancy stuff causing them to say things that I don't understand. Listen, I will show you around. Don't worry about that." Suddenly, his watch starts to beep, and he looks down. "Oh no, not again. Please not today. Let him forget about it today." Suddenly, you hear running behind you. It is a boy with a black hat, with spikes in the back and a red stripe around it. He is wearing a solid black jacket, a little odd considering how hot the weather is, and a zip up shirt underneath, colored red and while. He carries a red should bag with him, and his pants are a pair of denim jeans. On his feet are a pair of sneakers, black, with red shoelaces. "Yo, August! What in the world do you think you are doing, trying to get out of battling me?" "Listen here Blaze. I have beaten you, what, six, seven times in the past month. There is no way you are going to be able to beat me yet." "But I got new moves on Pokemon, you will see. They are going to rock your world." "That is what you said the last time. My Golurk was easily able to beat three of your Pokemon the last time we battled." "Well, yeah..but this time it will be different, I promise you." "Blaze, I simply don't have time to battle right now. I have this kid, that I am supposed to be...., wait." He looks at you, and you see that a smile forms on his face. "The kid! Why don't you battle him? He seems good enough to warrant a battle. Why do you say to that Blaze?" "Um....yeah, sure. But I will beat him, that I will." "Alright now. Get your head out of yer *** and battle him then," he looks at you again, "I am going to be getting some supplies before we leave. Trust me, where we are going, it gets hot, so bringing water is always a good thing to do." August leaves with his Golurk, leaving you with Blaze.

    "Well, you surely don't look to tough to handle. Hell, I think I might even be able to beat you with one of my weaker Pokemon!" Blaze grabs a Heavy Ball from his bag, and throws it out into the pathway. "Emperor, my friend come on out!" the ball opens and releases a Rhyhorn, who gives a mighty ROAR and it enters the battle. "This looks like it will be fun for the both of us. Let us make this battle a 2 on 2, shall we?" Emperor grunts and paws at the ground, ready for a trainer that will give it a serious challenge.

    What will you do?


    Mt. Infernus
    Mountain Peak
    MarbleZone


    Your little Pokemon Dolce and Opal look at you with concern, and each of them goes their separate ways, Dolce flying into the sky while Venonat searches the forest. Split timelines occurring.

    Dolce

    Flapping your wings at Levin's request, you soar into the sky. Life is good, and you can feel the wind on your feathers. It is a beautiful day as well, in fact, the whole day seems good. Except for the fact that Min was kidnapped. Min is so cool! How could she be taken away by anybody? She is so powerful too. Well, you are going to save her. Totally. Nothing is going to stand in your way today. Not even giant dragons.

    ....

    Well, maybe giant dragons. But, you could deal with them if you really had to. Looking around for Min, you see a large hole in the forest. You fly down to the hole and hover over it, but see nothing. No sign of Min. No sign of ANYTHING. 'It looks like something hit this place with a "bomb" I think it is?' True, the devastation is astonishing. Trees burnt to the ground is a flash fire. Nothing is living there anymore. 'This must have just happened. Oh boy.' You fly higher and higher into the sky, almost up in the clouds, to see if you could get a better look. When you look at the mountain again, you see something more shocking. There are more holes like it. Many more holes. 'Oh no, what could have done this?' You think, before your draconic heritage kicks in. 'OMG. That is a....Draco Meteor attack! And it is HUGE!' For the first time, you actually begin to consider if Min is okay. 'I've heard of the move from my mom. What in the world could have made such a huge attack? OH NO. It must be a giant dragon!' Suddenly, you hear a whooshing sound behind you. You spin around, to find that nothing is there. 'OH NO. Is something following me?' As if an answer, you hear a piercing call of a bird. Spinning around again, you see that a metal bird flying towards you. You try to fly away, but the bird grabs you with its talons87. You struggle in the powerful grip, before finding some purchase in the bird's metal hide and squeezing out. You flap away as fast as you can, but the Skarmory is faster, and PECKS you repeatedly. It causes quite a bit of pain, and try to fight back somehow, but it is all to naught. your PECKS band against the metal hide, and you hurt your beak a little bit.

    What will you do?

    Levin, Opal

    You look at Opal with angst, as you want to find Min as soon as possible. With no signs of anything of the like, you hope that Opal's FORESIGHT will be able find something you will be able to work with. Opal shakes her head as her eyes glow red for a moment before a bright red light covers the forest. Opal then searches around the area with intent, looking every which way until she jumps up and down and squeaks. She runs to a spot in the clearance, which you go to. Looking down, you don't see anything out of the ordinary. It was just a patch of dirt. Opal sees that you don't see what she sees, and grabs a hold of your leg. Suddenly, your vision is covered in red, and you look down and see that there is two brightly glowing spots in the ground. One is a bright blueish-green spot, and is quite large, and the other is an oddly shaped dark as night spot. Only, the more you look at it, the more you realize that it is not a spot, but teeth marks. Something big did this, and judging by the brightness of the spot, it was done recently. You look at Opal, as she looks at you, when you notice something else. It was not apparent at first, but the entire clearing in the ground had a very slight blueish-green glow to it. Opal then lets go of your leg, and points in the direction where she thinks that Min went.

    What will you do?


    Mt. Ceniza
    The Rock Pool
    Itzatrap


    While your Drilbur is concerned about the platform, he begrudgingly follows you onto the platform. As you step onto the highest part, right above the lake, you hear another voice in your head.

    Lay onto the pedestal, little one. And all will be revealed to you.

    This time, Guaca actually yells out to you and stands in your way, but again, the seductive power of the woman's voice pulls you forward, in a complete trance. Guaca actually has to move out of the way to prevent from being stepped on. You lay down onto the platform, and you suddenly come back your senses. But, you find that you are paralyzed all over. You can't move at all. Looking up, you see that the wind is blowing in front of you. It turns green in front of you, and takes the shape of a woman.

    Well, you are about to do me a big favor. It has been sooooooo long since I have been able to do this.

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    Guaca

    The wind moves off of Rob's body, and you jump up on the pedestal to see how he is. You don't exactly trust Rob, but you don't want to see him hurt. Looking into his eyes, you see they are blank as a piece of paper. Looking above, you see the spirit. It hisses at you, not wanting you to disturb her prize. With a voice that stymied with hate, it yelled out, "LEAVE HIM ALONE!!! HE IS MINE!!!!" You were not going to let something horrible happen to Rob. That would be a bad thing to do, and you were not bad. You charge your claws up with purple energy, before slamming them into the rock, with the power of a GIGA IMPACT. Suddenly, the rock begins to crack and break, and suddenly, quake. "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!" The rock suddenly falls, and smashes into the lake. You grab on to Rob, and perform a RAPID SPIN, spinning around really fast, so that you could stay on the water's edge. Rob spins around fast to, but his weight it too much and he flies away, falling on the shore of the lake. You stop spinning and swim back to shore, and look at Rob. 'Oh no....what am I going to do now? There has to be something I can do to wake him up.' Suddenly, a path clears in front of you, as if of magic. You hear a voice inside of your head, saying:

    I can bring you to where his soul is held. You can save him...if you want.

    What will you do Guaca?


    Mt. Ceniza
    Granite Tunnel
    Kairne


    You walk into the tunnel with your Shuppet, who interestingly enough has not been named yet. Walking down the tunnel, you see that the light becomes dimmer and dimmer and dimmer before finally the light goes dark. You stand in one place before your eyesight gets used to the dark surroundings, before looking at your Shuppet, who can easily see in the surroundings. You pull a small flashlight out of your sack, and shine it, it lighting up a wall. And what you see is amazing. Deep, interlocked into the stone, is a vein of pure gold. Most gold is pure anyways, because of its chemical inertness. You move closer to it, the metal being very shiny and casting a little light behind you. You move the flashlight around, and see something the more interesting. The walls all have gold inside of them. You might have went somewhere you weren't supposed to. I mean, if there was all this gold here, why didn't somebody mine it all for the money? Looking back on the wall, you see something on the wall that was not there before.

    You something really small, not even 10 cm long. It looks at you with little blue eyes, before jittering around, and jumping onto your shirt. It was a Joltik, and it seems to have taken a liking to you. You look at it and it squeaks at you, before jumping off of your shirt and running off deeper into the cave. Apparently, it wants to play with it. Maybe a game of hide and go seek, or a game of tag? Who knows if a Joltik knew about such things, but it was certainly adorable. Shuppet appears to want to play as well, squeaking itself before flying off into the darkness.

    What will you do?
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    "Documentation? What in the world?" August seems quite puzzled by what you meant by documentation. "Kids today and all of their new fancy stuff causing them to say things that I don't understand. Listen, I will show you around. Don't worry about that." Suddenly, his watch starts to beep, and he looks down. "Oh no, not again. Please not today. Let him forget about it today." Suddenly, you hear running behind you. It is a boy with a black hat, with spikes in the back and a red stripe around it. He is wearing a solid black jacket, a little odd considering how hot the weather is, and a zip up shirt underneath, colored red and while. He carries a red should bag with him, and his pants are a pair of denim jeans. On his feet are a pair of sneakers, black, with red shoelaces. "Yo, August! What in the world do you think you are doing, trying to get out of battling me?" "Listen here Blaze. I have beaten you, what, six, seven times in the past month. There is no way you are going to be able to beat me yet." "But I got new moves on Pokemon, you will see. They are going to rock your world." "That is what you said the last time. My Golurk was easily able to beat three of your Pokemon the last time we battled." "Well, yeah..but this time it will be different, I promise you." "Blaze, I simply don't have time to battle right now. I have this kid, that I am supposed to be...., wait." He looks at you, and you see that a smile forms on his face. "The kid! Why don't you battle him? He seems good enough to warrant a battle. Why do you say to that Blaze?" "Um....yeah, sure. But I will beat him, that I will." "Alright now. Get your head out of yer *** and battle him then," he looks at you again, "I am going to be getting some supplies before we leave. Trust me, where we are going, it gets hot, so bringing water is always a good thing to do." August leaves with his Golurk, leaving you with Blaze.

    "Well, you surely don't look to tough to handle. Hell, I think I might even be able to beat you with one of my weaker Pokemon!" Blaze grabs a Heavy Ball from his bag, and throws it out into the pathway. "Emperor, my friend come on out!" the ball opens and releases a Rhyhorn, who gives a mighty ROAR and it enters the battle. "This looks like it will be fun for the both of us. Let us make this battle a 2 on 2, shall we?" Emperor grunts and paws at the ground, ready for a trainer that will give it a serious challenge.

    What will you do?

    "Um..."

    "Uh...."

    Frinth stared at him with a smile tinged with nervousness, though not crooked in any way. His expression still remained firm, though his plan was somehow interrupted. Trick sat beside him, and your former chat with him remained in mind.

    "So, Trick. I'll be getting you around forty levels higher than you are now, which may actually take a while. I'm simply getting Flight prepared to replace your position temporarily. And I won't be seeing you for a few weeks."
    Trick looked around the Citadel, and stared at a monitor which displayed Flight, a little Trapinch traded to him by a prominent veteran of a group Frinth had been introduced to by Rey.
    The little one was crawiling around, and he playfully bit on one of the rubber balls around. A glowing aura was around him, much was the characteristic of the Daycare Center. Where any pokemon may stay for a single week to gain a level, for free. But there were these special occasions where a Super pass would be distributed throughout the Fizzy Bubbles clan, where your pokemon may be transferred to a room where the experience rate is twice as fast. Not to mention twice as much candy from a trip to the Pokemart.
    "Another week from now, then... And I'll be taking out myself to the other side of my subconsciousness." Trick remarked.

    Trick nodded and Frinth halted reminisce.

    Frinth turned to Blaze. "Hey there..." He realized another memory, taking it from a stream of names rushing through a breeze of text. "Hmm... You do seem familiar. Haven't I seen you in the Anime-Style Battling Group or somewhere in the FB clan?"

    "Anyway, I could already predict the outcome of this one. My pokemon are simply not ready yet, and I have a five-month long goal involving half my team. I'm sorry but I may have to turn you down for now."

    He looked around to discern another path.

    "Well, I could fight you once my trip with August has concluded. And before I go on another one, I may be up for battle, which is, If you get to find me on time. And you'll have a better chance of doing so If you come join me on this one and I'll most probably change my mind earlier. So, Will you accompany me?

    You might even find something of value to you."

    Frinth stretched out his hand, and a grin waited for a single response.

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    The Island
    Ignatius River
    LASL


    The Scyther looks at your and Sparow with a death glare, and it seems that it is going down soon. Maybe even really soon? Anyways, the Scyther charges at Sparow, even landing on its legs, suffering the pain to launch an attack at Sparow. Its claw swings at Sparow, who makes a quick dodge, but, that wa not the real attack. Scyther merely intended it as a diversion, and the real attack was actually behind Sparow. He swings his other scythe in a more horizontal fashion, and strikes Sparow in the back. Sparow goes flying, and rolls on the ground, taking a little bit of damage from the pretty underhanded move. Sparow gives a loud squawk. She has the advantage, and she knows. She squawks again, and creates a little bundle of energy in her mouth. This attack is multicolored, in three distinct stripes of red, blue, and yellow. Sparow shoots out the powerful Tri Attack, and Scyther manages to dodge a little bit of attack. But, it still does quite a bit of damage, and Scyther actually drops on one knee from injuries. He gets back up, but grimaces in pain from his leg. He now looks desperate instead of angry, and tries to take another step forward. He lands on the leg, and screams out a "SCCCCYYYYY!" The pain in his leg is too real right now.

    Sparow is not going to let the bug get away either. She funnels in the dark side, where they have been expecting here and have much cookies to give, into a powerful dark attack. Covered in dark energy, she glides into the air, actually enjoying getting into the air a little bit. She slams into Scyther's leg, and causes him to fall over. Scyther yells out in pain. He tries to get back up, but when he steps up on the leg again, he falls over and again screams in pain. Scyther breathes in one last gasp, but then, he slouches on the ground. Sparow looks into Scyther's eyes, and sees that they are all swirly and KO. Scyther was defeated!

    Sparow gains one level!

    Gardevoir lowers its barrier, and Turt jumps down from the tree. She floats over to you, and enters your mind again. She is still overpowering, almost driving out all of your thoughts. "Thank you brave trainer for battling the Scyther. We didn't know what to do. That Scyther's speed was too much for me, and he was too strong for little Turt. For your brave efforts, we would like to give you this small token of our appreciation." Gardevoir sticks her hand out, and in her hand is a Durin Berry. "This berry is known for its strong bitter taste. We happen to gather them for decorations, as I find them rather pretty." Turt enters in too, but his prescence is much weaker compared to the Gardevoir's. "Thawnk you! But, what are you going to do about the Scythwer?"

    True, what will you do?



    El cheered as the scyther finally succumbed to its injuries. Hah! Mind over giant murderous bug, arcanines! She does a little dance, fist pumping the air and doing an impression of a spearow cry. Sparow buried her head in her wing, knowing her trainer didn't really mean what she'd just accidentally said. The girl was celebrating, and understandably so. Still, Sparow would have liked some recognition for actually being the one to put her life on the line.

    El is brought back from her impromptu interpretative dance routine by gardevoir approaching. The powerful psychic's mental presence was enough to clear her mind. "Thank you brave trainer for battling the Scyther. We didn't know what to do. That Scyther's speed was too much for me, and he was too strong for little Turt. For your brave efforts, we would like to give you this small token of our appreciation." El took the decently large berry by its stem, twirling it around. "This berry is known for its strong bitter taste. We happen to gather them for decorations, as I find them rather pretty." El could see why. The intricate structure of the fruit was almost inorganic, various rectangular protrusions covering it's skin. It was a lovely shade of green, too.

    "Thank you ma'am," said El, voice still wavering from her adrenaline high, "it was the least I could do. Turt asked for help and I agreed, it would have been rude, not to mention cruel, to just leave you. I'm sure that your son will grow to be a handsome young pokemon."

    Speaking of Turt, he had his own contribution to make to the dialogue. "Thawnk you! But, what are you going to do about the Scythwer?" He had a good point, leaving it there would probably mean it would just attack again, undoing all their hard work. But she was a trainer, and was stocked as one would be. Fumbling around in the pockets of her bag, (ghost ball, a collection of cards, some TMs and a squishy toy unown) she pulled out a pokeball [1/10] and casually lobbed it at the scyther. It missed, El hurriedly dashing over and throwing it again. It failed to activate. Third time's the charm and El finally managed to get the darn thing to work, crossing her fingers to see how this would end...


    Sparow grew from Level Thirteen to level Fourteen!

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    As you push the blue shield out of the way, they look back at you. You notice this, and look at them. "Well, I only hope you know what you are doing kid. And remember, in this temple, nothing is as it seems." You only shrug off the comment. You take a step on a tile, and it shifts slightly in position. You look around, and see nothing happening. Merely chalking up the circumstance to poor maintenance of the temple, you take another step forwards. Suddenly, a trap door springs, and you fall head-first into the trap door. Suddenly, you find yourself being held...by hands? Many, many, black slimy hands. You hang in mid-air, it seems, upside-down. "Well, well. Looks like someone came down the wrong hole...." You see hands move in front of you, and form a face. "Well, we are here to help. We are Helping Hands of course." To your right, another face forms with fingertips for eyes. "Sure, we'd love to help you." You squirm and shake as the hands grab your arms and legs. I don't think that anyone would like to be in a situation that you were in right now. "Boy, oh boy, would you stop squirming? We are only trying to help." said a hand with an, oddly enough, normal voice. "Well, maybe he doesn't want our help. You know how independent people are now-a-days. Maybe, he would like us to let go." said a face with a very deep baritone, before laughing maniacally and the hands dropping you. You find yourself in a free fall, falling down into the hole. You can see the walls of the hole, and the black hands. Hundreds of black hands. You wonder if they are going to let you fall to your death, before again you feel the hands grab you. You stop squirming for now, as obviously falling to your death is not on your menu.

    "Well, now that you have decided to cooperate for a little bit, here comes the million dollar question. Which way?" "Yes, which way to you want to go, hmm?" "Yes, up or down?" You look up and down, not sure of which way you would want to go. "Come on, come on. We don't have all day." "Yes! Which way?" "Up?" "Down?"

    What will you do, hmmm?

    "Well, I only hope you know what you are doing kid. And remember, in this temple, nothing is as it seems." The guards warn, but Hallow simply scoffs and shrugs off the comment. Hallow takes his first step inside, slightly shifting the tile from its previous position. He tenses up and looks around but nothing happens, Hallow breaths in a bit relieved, he continues forward, "And here I thought I just activated a booby trAPPPPPPPPPP!!!," he drops head first through a trap door,

    "AHHHHHHHHH!!,"
    suddenly he stops his descend down and notices he is being held...by hands? "Ugh, slim ones at that...,"

    He farntically looks around and notices hundreds of them.

    Hallow was now hanging upside down with a signal hand keeping him from falling to what could very well have been his death, his arms crossed in annoyance,

    "Well, well. Looks like someone came down the wrong hole...." to his left he sees hands move in front of him, and form a face. "Well, we are here to help. We are Helping Hands of course." To Hallows right, another face forms with fingertips for eyes. "Sure, we'd love to help you."

    Hallow squirms trying to set himself free, lifted by his arms and legs,

    "Boy, oh boy, would you stop squirming? We are only trying to help." said a hand with an, oddly enough, normal voice.

    "Look," Hallow says, "I really don't know whats going on here but could you JUST!...,"

    "Well, maybe he doesn't want our help. You know how independent people are now-a-days. Maybe, he would like us to let go." said a face with a very deep baritone, before laughing maniacally and the hands dropping him.

    Hallow finds himself in a free fall, "AHHHHHHH!," falling down into the hole, he wonders if this is what it was like for Alice falling down the rabbit hole.

    Hallow could see the walls of the hole, and the black hands. Hundreds of black hands. Wondering if they were going to let him just fall to his death, but again Hallow is stopped midair by the hands grabbing him and lifting him. Hallow takes a deep breath, with his heart pounding so loud in his ear its as if his heart was about to explode. With all his blood having been rushed to his brain he find himself in a sort relax state.

    "Well, now that you have decided to cooperate for a little bit, here comes the million dollar question. Which way?"

    "Yes, which way do you want to go, hmm?"

    "Yes, up or down?"

    Hallow looks up and down, not sure of which way to go.

    "Come on, come on. We don't have all day."

    "Yes! Which way?"

    "Up?"

    "Down?"

    "Oh what I wouldn't give to flip a coin," he says sarcastically, with not much thought he goes with the first choice that pops into his head, "UP!,"

    [Stats.]
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    Mt. Senica
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    Coolz8


    Blaze looks around with a disquieting look on his face. "Well, no one I know has ever refused a challenge from me. I'm a legend around here. I am like the tip of the toppity top!" He recalls Emperor back into his Pokeball, the Rhyhorn grunting in frustration as he returns to his Pokeball. "I understand though about wanting to make sure your Pokemon are strong enough. My Pokemon were all caught and hand-raised by me to develop their specific strengths. I myself am a Rock and Mineral kind of trainer." He looks into your face, and a sudden blink of recognition
    hits his face. "You know, I think I have seen you around in the PASBL. I might have watched one of your matches at some point. Not bad if I may so myself, but decidely amateur in my humble opinion. I was in there for a while too, still am. Going for the title of Mineral Gym Leader, though other people are more likely to get the title than I am. Anyways, about your little proposal. I would be glad to come along with you. I know what place August is going to, and it can be dangerous if you are unprepared. The mountain has not been activ elately, but one can still feel tremors from time to time. And...yes....I probably will be able to find something that will help me in my guest to become the Mineral Gym Leader." Blaze gives you a sunny smile, before August comes back from wherever he was during this time.

    "Well, I figured that you two would have had a full-blown Pokemon battle by now. It seems that Blaze here must have calmed down some I see." "Yeah, August. He declined my offer, and extended the offer to go to that secret hot spring." "Why would you go? You've been in there before." "There might be something there that was not there before. You never know truly." "Well, you sure have the adventuring spirit, I can tell you that much. I used to be like that in my prime, but I have gotten to old for that." "Gol-Golurrrkkkkkkkkk....." "I know you miss it to, but I just can't do it anymore. Sadly enough." "Well don't wory sir. Frinth and I will be able to adventure enough for both you and your Golurk." "Ahh...now you don't have to do that for me. I don't need the life like that anymore. Just be careful while you guys are going around. Get ready as soon as you can. We are going to be leaving very shortly."

    Blaze looks at you again, and says, "Well, I don't know about you, but I know who I am going to send out on this journey with me." Blaze grabs a Pokeball from his bag, and throws it into the air, releasing a Cofagrigus hovering in mid-air. "This is Coffin. He was actually my mother's Cofagrigus that she gave me as a Yamask when I lost my gym battle against Chuck in the Johto Region. He is the coolest cat ever. Trust me on that." Coffin chuckles to himself, causing his goldn skin to move up and down. "Come on man, let's get going!"

    What will you do?


    The Island
    Ignatius River
    LASL


    You grab the Pokeball in your hands, the cool metal surface slipping between your fingers with oil lubricated preciseness. Scyther is knocked out cold, and you throw the Pokeball at it. It flies in an arc, heading straight for the Scyther, before the ball hits the ground. It bounces off the ground, and completely misses the Scyther. Even though its is pretty embarassing, you can't help but giggle along with everybody else...it was pretty funny actually. You run over to the Pokeball and pick it up again, and throw it at the Scyther again. This time, though, the Pokeball hits on the behind, not activating and just falls off away from the Scyther. This time, it was not funny at all, and when you pick it up again, you hope that this time will be your last. You throw the Pokeball, and this time, it land sright on contact, opening up and sending Scyther inside. The ball hits the ground, and you look anxiously as you wait to see what it is going to do. First, one shake. Then, two shakes. Then, three shakes! Then...a bright flash of stars lights from the Pokeball, signifying that you have now caught the rather fiesty Scyther!

    You have now caught a Level 1, Male Scyther! Congratulations! Its knows the move Vacuum Wave, Quick Attack, and Leer.

    Sparow looks happy to have a new friend, but it also looks worn out. The last battle took its toll on her. You wave goodbye to the Gardevoir and the Ralts, before coming out of the woods and back out by the river. Nothing seems to look too much different, but the sun is starting to set in the sky and that lady is still waiting for you to find her Gulpin. Looking around, you see two things that catch your eyes. The first is a trial of candy wrappers that make a perfectly straight line. The lady did say that her Gulpin did like to eat, and that seems like a likely place. The other was a depression in the grass, shapped like the body of a Gulpin, moving in the opposite direction.

    Which way will you go?


    Mt. Infernus
    Waterfall
    Takeo


    "This is interesting....no?' one of the face hands say to another. "Yeah...it is. The last time someone wandered in here, they went down. How odd?" "How long has it been since someone came in here?" "If I remember correctly, it has been 26 years since a single soul has been here. Kinda makes you feel old dosen't it?" "Nah, just makes it feel like the time is flying. I think we ought to grant the young boy's request, don't you think?" "Yep. The Helping Hands elevator service is now serving....UP!" The hands grab you and pull you up slowly through the hole in the ground. You can see the entrance getting bigger and bigger, and the light glows brighter and brighter. The hands push you over the edge of the hole, where you are able to climb out of the hol by yourself. You looks around and see nothing out of the ordinary. Nothing to show any more of those trap doors. You begin to walk away, when the hands say, "Stop for a minute." You turn around, and see a huge face looking at you. "Listen, we may be the helping hands, but there are certain things we are not allowed to help you on. The trials you are about to face may be stronger than you and your friends. Just a warning though, the girl who went down got everything she needed. Got everything she came for....and more."

    You nod at the hands but continue on your own way, sure of yourself that the way that you are taking is going to lead to your destination. You walk forwards and forwards, until you reach a walll. This wall is an odd shape wall, being oval-shaped instead of being square. In the center of the wall is a symbol of a dragon, elegantly carved in gold and inlaid into steel. Surrounding the carving of steel, there is four circles, each one with a small colored gem at the top. In the north-west, is a red jewel. In the north-east, there is a blue gem. In the south-east, there is a yellow gem. And, finally, in the south-west, there is a green gem. These gems are obviously some sort of identification, and they must be some sort of seal on the wall. If you were to find some sort of meaning or code in the four circles on the wall, then it should open. What could it mean however.....what could it mean..........

    What will you do?

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    Throw looked pretty beaten down because of the powerful attacks he had to endure earlier. But, he still has quite a bit of energy left, and quickly moves behind Kingler, using his large body as a sort of protective shield. Kingdra wants to keep the pressure on Throw, and creates another orb of dragon energy in its mouth, ready to fire it off like a cannon at the Fighting type. Kingler looks at the orb and sees that it would deal quite a bit of damage to Throw. Wanting to protect its partner in battle, Kingler throws up a protective bubble of energy that surrounds both him and Throw, precisely when Kingdra releases the orb of energy. Kingler closes his eyes as he braces for impact, but the energy shield is more than adequate for taking the attack, not budging at all. Throw gives a friendly look at Kingler for protecting him from the powerful attack. But, Kingler himself is not out of the clear yet. Houndoom puts his tail into the sunlight, and opens his mouth with a howl. Suddenly, his body begins to glow a bright yellow color as he begins to harness energy from the sunlight to power a very strong attack that is sure to rock Kingler's world. Suddenly, the light drains from Houndoom's body and creates a massive beam of light that overtakes both Throw and Kingler in one blast. Kingler and Throw both groan under the strength of the powerful attack, especially Kingler. Houndoom looks a little worn out after that, and Throw begins his preparations for a powerful counter-attack. His body becomes covered in a strong red aura that is built into taking attacks.

    Kingler strikes out against Houndoom with some serious offensive moves. It lifts its claw into the air, before releasing a powerful blast of water. Houndoom grimaces from the water, but dear, that is only part of the attack. Kingler suddenly goes into reverse mode, sucking up the water into a powerful vacuum. Normally, Houndoom would have the strength to grip his claws and hold on tight, but his just does not have the strength and is sucked up by the powerful suction, raking across the ground and taking extra damage from the attack. Kingdra sees that the Kingler used a powerful attack, and charges up a small ball of dragon energy inside of its mouth. It shoots it up to the ceiling, where it splits apart. This is the powerful Draco Meteor attack, and it bombards both Throw and Kingler, where it deals a ton of damage to each. After that attack, however, Kingdra looks to be pretty exhausted. Houndoom gets back up from the attack, and jumps at Kingler with mouth outstretched. It goes to clamp down on Kingler's big claw, but, Kingler is able to release another powerful blast of water at Houndoom. It flies in the air along with the water, barking and yipping as it does not want to be on the ground. Kingler brings back the suction, and Houndoom is pulled into the claw with the water. Kingler shakes him out, and Houndoom just could not take anymore, and is all swirly eyed now. At the moment, both Kingler and Kingdra look exhausted from using so many powerful attacks. Throw is in a Bide and it will take two turns to completion.

    What will you do?
    ”Two down, one to go,” Hugo thought. He took out Houndoom, but with the type advantage, it was basically an inevitability sooner or later. Kingdra, however, would not nearly be quite as simple.

    He looked to Throh, who was slowly building more and more energy with a Bide. He couldn’t be disturbed. Kingler was exhausted. The Pincer Pokemon took significant damage from the shot at Draco Meteor. And even though, Kingdra lost a ton of energy, Kingler was fading fast.

    “Kingler,” Hugo called out. The massive crab heaved heavy breaths as he looked to his trainer. He was still willing to give it a go with Kingdra, but he really didn’t know how much more he had in him.

    “What’s the key to a good offense?” Hugo thought to himself. “A good defense!” With Kingdra recovering, Hugo knew he had a bit more time.

    “Alright, Kingler, we’ve almost got this!” he shouted. “Build up those defenses. Use Harden!”

    And as for an attack, Kingdra, being part Water-type, would not be as susceptible to Kingler’s attacks. He needed a boost.

    “And Kingler, follow it up with Amnesia! And then freeze Kingdra with Icy Wind!”

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    You and your friend Sheldon walk down the path towards Shale Beach...well, Sheldon rather drags herself along the ground, not having the limb capacity to really move along the ground as of yet. And he probably won't have the ability to for a little while. But, for now, Sheldon is just happy to be outside and moving towards water. You follow the path until you catch sight of the Shale Beach, and what you see was not unexpected. The beach had calm, shallow waves, and the sand was a dark black color, probably because of the rich deposits of obsidian nearby. Sheldon looks overjoyed at the fact that she is going to be so close to water, and picks up the pace, dragging himself across the black sand. You look happily on her as she splashes on the waves, knowing that you have chosen the right place to take an adventure to.

    Just then, you hear something in the distance, sounding like a "THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP" You look around to see if you can see anything, and you do. A helicopter flies down from the east into the forest, kicking up some of the sand on the beach. You grimace from the stinging of flying sand as you see that it is dropping nearby, and would probably be a good idea to check it out. You call Sheldon out of the water, and walk into the forest. You only have to walk a little ways before you see what all the hubbub was all about. It looked like some sort of secret military base that was hastily constructed, with odd white pipes and big, important looking buildings. You see people in lab coats, though, they are not white but more of a beige color, with symbols that have a tower and the letter LS on them. They move to and from buildings with no sign of slowing down, like something important had happened in the past two seconds. You look for the helicopter, and see the landing pad to your right. The door is opened, and someone is being lowered onto the ground. He is in a tightly pressed business suit, with a clean haircut and a pair of shades on his head. On one ear is an earpiece that he regularly talks to, probably giving orders and such. The whole thing looks weird on an island, and in the forest as well.

    You are approached by the man, who had obviously seen you when he got out of the helicopter. He takes off his shades revealing his eyes, brown and suspicisious. He looks you over, and Sheldon, before releasing a sigh. "Well well kid, what exactly are you doing here? This is a top secret operation that we are running here, and we can't have people coming to and from our site. You are not with those people from the musuem, are you?" The man talked so fast you are barely sure you heard him right, but shake your head no, you didn't know about any museum. Or a site for that matter. "Well good kid, we cannot have those history lovers coming in and messing with our operation. We are the Lufenian society, a secret society that wants to find Lufenian technology and use it for the good of humanity. That is al we want. There technology is beyond comprehension, partly because none of it was ever found. If the relics and the artifacts are anything to believe, the technology is far ahead of ours. Now, get in the large building on the left, they will have you fitten and clothed." You look at him with a look of shock. You never agreed to be part of this. "This IS a secret organization. You don't think that I would tell you all of that just to have you leave, would I?" Two men in uniform push you ahead, and you begrudgingly move ahead.

    What will you do?

    THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP

    Karmas turned his head, what on Earth was making that sound? He saw a helicopter flying down into the forest, the trainer wincing as sand from the beach was blow up into his face.

    "Hey Sheldon!" called out Karmas as he walked towards the forest, "Let's go and check this out."

    It didn't take long for the pair to found out what was going on. They found themselves at what looked like a military base, complete with scientists running around in lab coats. Noticing that there was a landing pad to the right of him, Karmas turned and saw the helicopter that had blown the sand onto them earlier. The helicopter door opened and a sleek looking man stepped out, looking impressively sharp.

    "There is no way this is actually happening," muttered Karmas, "This just seems too implausible."

    The man walked over to Karmas, much to the trainer's surprise, and gave the trainer and his turtle a once over before sighing. "Well well kid, what exactly are you doing here? This is a top secret operation that we are running here, and we can't have people coming to and from our site. You are not with those people from the musuem, are you?"

    Karmas had absolutely no idea what the man was talking about, but he shook his head nevertheless.

    "Well good kid, we cannot have those history lovers coming in and messing with our operation. We are the Lufenian society, a secret society that wants to find Lufenian technology and use it for the good of humanity. That is all we want. There technology is beyond comprehension, partly because none of it was ever found. If the relics and the artifacts are anything to believe, the technology is far ahead of ours. Now, get in the large building on the left, they will have you fitten and clothed."

    Wait, what? What was this about? Karmas had nothing to do with any of this, but apparently despite what he wanted he had no choice in the matter.

    "So what am I getting fitted for?" asked Karmas as he was pushed towards the building. "And what am I meant to be doing? And who and/or what the hell are Lufenians?"

    Karmas was incredibly confused by the whole situation, and obviously he wasn't going to be able to talk his way out. It was going to interesting, that was for sure.

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    Mt. Infernus
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    "This is interesting....no?' one of the face hands say to another. "Yeah...it is. The last time someone wandered in here, they went down. How odd?" "How long has it been since someone came in here?" "If I remember correctly, it has been 26 years since a single soul has been here. Kinda makes you feel old dosen't it?" "Nah, just makes it feel like the time is flying. I think we ought to grant the young boy's request, don't you think?" "Yep. The Helping Hands elevator service is now serving....UP!" The hands grab you and pull you up slowly through the hole in the ground. You can see the entrance getting bigger and bigger, and the light glows brighter and brighter. The hands push you over the edge of the hole, where you are able to climb out of the hol by yourself. You looks around and see nothing out of the ordinary. Nothing to show any more of those trap doors. You begin to walk away, when the hands say, "Stop for a minute." You turn around, and see a huge face looking at you. "Listen, we may be the helping hands, but there are certain things we are not allowed to help you on. The trials you are about to face may be stronger than you and your friends. Just a warning though, the girl who went down got everything she needed. Got everything she came for....and more."

    You nod at the hands but continue on your own way, sure of yourself that the way that you are taking is going to lead to your destination. You walk forwards and forwards, until you reach a walll. This wall is an odd shape wall, being oval-shaped instead of being square. In the center of the wall is a symbol of a dragon, elegantly carved in gold and inlaid into steel. Surrounding the carving of steel, there is four circles, each one with a small colored gem at the top. In the north-west, is a red jewel. In the north-east, there is a blue gem. In the south-east, there is a yellow gem. And, finally, in the south-west, there is a green gem. These gems are obviously some sort of identification, and they must be some sort of seal on the wall. If you were to find some sort of meaning or code in the four circles on the wall, then it should open. What could it mean however.....what could it mean..........

    Hallow looks back and forth to the heads talking, still positioned as a rag doll being played with, his arms and legs locked in someone else's grip.

    "This is interesting....no?" one of the face hands says to the other.

    "Yeah...it is. The last time someone wandered in here, they went down. How odd?"

    "How long has it been since someone came in here?"

    "If I remember correctly, it has been 26 years since a single soul has been here. Kinda makes you feel old dosen't it?"

    "Nah, just makes it feel like the time is flying. I think we ought to grant the young boy's request, don't you think?"

    "Yep. The Helping Hands elevator service is now serving....UP!"

    Hallow didn't know if he should be truly greatful or not as the hands grabbed him and pulled him up slowly through the hole in the ground. Hallow looked up to see a light at the end of the tunnel, the light's glow becoming brighter and brighter as the entrance got bigger and bigger. The hands push him over the edge of the hole, where he was now able to climb out by himself. Hallow was a bit surprised with everything he had seen till now, he saw nothing out of the ordinary.

    Hallow began to walk away, when the hands said, "Stop for a minute." Hallow turned around, and saw a huge face looking at him.

    "Listen, we may be the helping hands, but there are certain things we are not allowed to help you on. The trials you are about to face may be stronger than you and your friends. Just a warning though, the girl who went down got everything she needed. Got everything she came for....and more."

    Hallow thought for a moment, I'm here because of a dream..., to save the island...

    Hallow looked back and nods at the hands, leaving them so he could continue on his own path, confident that the choices he was making were the right ones, he smiled as to say, 'Luck is always on my side'. Hallow walked forward and forward, until he reached a wall. The wall was an odd shaped wall, being oval-shaped instead of being squarish. In the center of the wall was a symbol of a dragon, Hallow touched it and noticed how elegantly carved in gold and inlaid into steel it was. Surrounding the carving of steel, there were four circles, each one with a small colored gem at the top.

    In the north-west, was a red jewel.
    In the north-east, there was a blue gem.
    In the south-east, there was a yellow gem.
    And, finally, in the south-west, there was a green gem.

    "Where these the gems?, the ones mentioned in my dream?," he inquired,

    Recalling his dream,
    "The world is cold, my little Hallow.
    What is more, the world is doomed.
    You are the only one who can find the solution,
    A gem of worlds that is divine.
    One of power to rule the skies."


    "And that girl.., the one from 26 years ago.., was she the one that warned me?,"

    The corridor he was in was awfully quiet, and he actually hoped that something was going to pop out at any second. He looked intently back at these gems, "These gems are obviously some sort of identification, and they must be some sort of seal on the wall. If I were to find some sort of meaning or code in the four circles on the wall, then it should open. What could it mean however...what could it mean...,"

    "But being in this place...there is no true meaning in what I do here now is there,"
    Grabbing a Pokeball from his belt, "So I guess no one minds if I just blast a hole in this wall,"


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    Mt. Ceniza
    Always grey, Mt. Ceniza is constantly coated in a thin layer of ash. An active volcano, she doesn't appear to be on the verge of eruption - not any time soon, anyway - but her constant rumbling can be felt by those who travel near. This mountain has become a tourist attraction, particularly for those interested in collecting ash, though the tremors felt do tend to keep the more nervous travellers away.

    Areas:

    Granite Tunnel: A maze-like tunnel leading up through the inner mountain. Steps have been carved into the rocks so that people can make their way to several different locations of the mountainside in order to bypass the falling ash. A preferable choice for those who prefer to stay clean, but it can get quite warm in here so be sure to bring along a good supply of water. Falling rubble can pose a problem, however, during Mt. Ceniza's stronger tremors so you'll need your wits about you at all times.
    "I wonder if we can find any interesting in here...", Katsura wondered to himself aloud as he sat before the entrance to the Granite Tunnel with Kiba, taking a rest after the hike up the mountainside to its location. He hadn't come there for any specific reason, instead simply seeking a fresh experience.

    Exploring a cave would be something new for him, having rarely strayed far from home prior to setting out on his journey, instead spending most of his time at the local beaches and town. He was well aware of the dangers involved in doing so, but with his Pokemon at his side, he felt fairly confident he would be safe. Kiba in particular was easily the most alert out of them all, his ears and nose twitching at every foreign sound or smell that entered them whilst he waited for his trainer, looking more then ready to proceed.

    After a few minutes had passed, Katsura stood up and removed a small flashlight from his bag; an essential tool for any would-be spelunker. "Well, I think I've had enough of this stuffy air now.", he remarked, the volcanic ash in the environment making it a bit unpleasant to breathe. "Let's be on our way, but stay sharp. If you sense any danger, be sure to let me know right away, okay, Kiba?"

    The Electrike gave a nod of his head and a bark, and with that, the two of them set off into the cave.


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    Mt. Infernus
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    You, Amethyst, and Sarkahn all run up the Scenic Walk, with Solaris hitchhiking a ride on your arms. You would think that such a person would be hard to find, but, truthfully, the frequent shakes and tremors from his "art" were more than enough to be able to locate him. It was basically like sonar or radar, the closer you got to him, the stronger and stronger the signal was. You have to take a break at one point, but, finally, reach the vandal in question.

    For a scandal artist, he wasn't that impressive. He kinda looked like some sort of quintessentially eighties guy you would see from a movie like Christine or Grease. He had the slicked back hair, and a pair of shades that almost looked like a pair of triangles. They shined black, and were obviously quite reflective. He has a leather jacket on with a bunch of studs and buttons on it, and he had a more casual T-shirt on underneath, white of course so it has some sort of contrast with the leather jacket. He had a pair of fades jeans on, and a pair of black sneakers. Looking at his face though, you could see that something about this man was off. He was very pale, like he had been inside for days, no weeks. And, he was very skinny. Near gaunt like in fact. It was odd. It was like looking at a living skeleton almost. "Alright you two! We are going to make this one a masterpiece, just like all the rest of them! Dugtrio! Use your Earth Power to rip a big gash into that rock! Krokorok! Give it a Dark Pulse to add some nice flair to the piece! Make it as dark as night!" His Pokemon followed orders. Dugtrio spun around in the ground and released a shock wave of earth energy with his might EARTH POWER. Blasts of energy ripped through the rock, sending chunks of it flying. When all was done, a large crack had formed in the side of the mountain. Then, the Krokorok opened his mouth, and a large ball of dark energy formed inside of it. Then, another shock wave of energy blasts out, but this time, it is dark energy. It hits the gash on the side of the mountain and transforms it into the side of a skull. Even the outline of the jawbone was to a tee. These were obviously experts at what they were doing, but, it needed to stop. "Alright boys. This one is looking to be pretty good if I may say so myself. If we can cover the entire mountain in skulls, I am sure going to be one happy man! Ha ha ha ha!"

    What will you do?
    As Hyrem carried Solaris, with Sarkhan and Amethyst following very close behind, he wondered how difficult it would be to find the source of these tremors. Well, they were frequent, so it certainly made things easy for the group to home in on the vandal. However, Hyrem needed a moment to catch his breath before continuing. "Whew, need a little break guys!" he said, somewhat winded. The Druddigon and Seviper were urgently motioning towards the direction of the tremors, very eager for another fight and not wanting to let the vandal escape. However, the break he needed was brief enough, and they were able to continue on until they finally got close enough to see the first "artist" in the flesh.

    This guy's fashion screamed 80s; I mean, he had the slick, greasy hair, triangular shades, leather jacket, everything! Also reminds me of the quintessential thug look you'd normally see in shonen manga, he had it down to a tee! Shirt, that is, heh heh. Anyway, the dude also looked pretty pale... like how someone looks when they spend days on end playing League of Legendaries? Yeah, that kind of look. Pretty thin, too. Nothing but skin and bones, Amethyst would always sa- no, stop, stop, STOP! Sorry, I almost got ahead of myself there... Oh yeah, his Pokemon? Well, Hyrem lets Dexelle answer that for us:

    Dugtrio, the Mole Pokemon. Dugtrio result from one body splitting into three, so one head is able to think exactly like the other two. They can burrow through the ground without stopping for months, and they use the tunnels they form to attack their opponents from any angle they want to. They have been known to dig up to 60 miles underground and have caused earthquakes as a result of digging down to such a distance. Sometimes, if a certain soil is hard, they will bob heads separately to loosen it up before digging through it.

    Krokorok, the Desert Croc Pokemon. Krokorok tend to live in small groups to defend each other and hunt as a team. Their eyes have protective membranes which allow them to see through sandstorms and are also granted night vision from these membranes.

    Hyrem was expecting Pokemon that featured skulls on their bodies, like Duskull. He did not expect these bruisers. "Ground-type Pokemon... Great," Hyrem whispered, cursing his luck as he and the Pokemon with him continued to watch this vandal.

    "Alright you two! We are going to make this one a masterpiece, just like all the rest of them! Dugtrio! Use your Earth Power to rip a big gash into that rock! Krokorok! Give it a Dark Pulse to add some nice flair to the piece! Make it as dark as night!" he ordered his Pokemon. Dugtrio started the "art" by using its Power to crack the mountainous Earth in two, then the Dark-type crocodile spit out an evil-looking Pulse to add to the crack and create a perfect black skull, totally horrid to most people, though Hyrem knew a couple of people who might appreciate this style. But all these "masterpieces" were being formed at the expense of the mountain being ruined for everyone else, so he had to be stopped. Amethyst would suffer from a type mismatch, however, so they had to be careful. There was something good about this situation, though: with all the tremors Hyrem and the others felt, that meant that the Pokemon had likely used Earth Power and Dark Pulse just as many times, so they probably wouldn't have a whole lot of energy to take on Hyrem's Pokemon in a battle.

    "Okay, here's the plan," Hyrem whispered to his reptiles. "It looks like we'll be able to take 'em by surprise, so let's make the most of it. I think you might like this idea, Amethyst; use Bite on the Dugtrio to keep them from escaping underground, then use Giga Drain and drink in as much energy as you want to."

    "Seee..." Amethyst hissed with a good-sized grin before licking her lips, ready to taste the three moles in earnest.

    "Sarkhan, you'll go after Krokorok. Get as close as you can before throwing a point-blank Focus Blast at it, then give it a good Slash attack."

    "Drudd," Sarkhan nodded, sizing up the Ground/Dark Pokemon.

    "All right, so Solaris and I will show ourselves and give them one chance to stop; meanwhile, you two get into position. If they want a fight or they try to escape, I'll give the signal for you guys to spring the trap. But please wait for the signal, now go!"

    The two nod before starting to sneak up on their intended targets... very reminiscent of what they were doing with their trainer earlier, don't you think?

    Once Hyrem was sure his Pokemon were ready he confidently walked up to the vandal and said: "Hey, nice skull you did there! Too bad it's on this Larvesta's home, or I'd appreciate it more! Now if you want to keep messing this place up, you'll have to beat me in a battle first! Otherwise, I suggest you call it a day and do your 'art' somewhere else from now on!" Having said his piece, the trainer waits for the vandal's response, knowing he could let his reptiles loose on the Ground-types at a moment's notice.

    My claimed Pokemon is...Seviper!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plight of Leon View Post
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    The Island
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    You grab the Pokeball in your hands, the cool metal surface slipping between your fingers with oil lubricated preciseness. Scyther is knocked out cold, and you throw the Pokeball at it. It flies in an arc, heading straight for the Scyther, before the ball hits the ground. It bounces off the ground, and completely misses the Scyther. Even though its is pretty embarassing, you can't help but giggle along with everybody else...it was pretty funny actually. You run over to the Pokeball and pick it up again, and throw it at the Scyther again. This time, though, the Pokeball hits on the behind, not activating and just falls off away from the Scyther. This time, it was not funny at all, and when you pick it up again, you hope that this time will be your last. You throw the Pokeball, and this time, it land sright on contact, opening up and sending Scyther inside. The ball hits the ground, and you look anxiously as you wait to see what it is going to do. First, one shake. Then, two shakes. Then, three shakes! Then...a bright flash of stars lights from the Pokeball, signifying that you have now caught the rather fiesty Scyther!

    You have now caught a Level 1, Male Scyther! Congratulations! Its knows the move Vacuum Wave, Quick Attack, and Leer.

    Sparow looks happy to have a new friend, but it also looks worn out. The last battle took its toll on her. You wave goodbye to the Gardevoir and the Ralts, before coming out of the woods and back out by the river. Nothing seems to look too much different, but the sun is starting to set in the sky and that lady is still waiting for you to find her Gulpin. Looking around, you see two things that catch your eyes. The first is a trial of candy wrappers that make a perfectly straight line. The lady did say that her Gulpin did like to eat, and that seems like a likely place. The other was a depression in the grass, shapped like the body of a Gulpin, moving in the opposite direction.

    Which way will you go?


    El's heart lit up as the ball clicked, confirming her first capture as a pokemon trainer. It was exciting! Lub dub, lub dub, her heat was racing in her chest. With tender care, she picked up the ball and clipped it onto her belt next to Sparow's. She didn't want to accidentally call out...

    Actually, what would his name be? She racked her mind, trying to come up with something. It would be rude to rip the thing out of its home and then treat it like it didn't mean anything to her. Think El, think! What was something that stood out about the bug? It was hard to tell, she'd been focusing on, y'know, not dying. Hungry (she had a few berrys lying around, she could probably share one with him), fast, clever, an awfully feisty spirit...

    That's it! Kinda cliche, but whatever works. El removed her new teammate's pokeball from her belt, mind made up. "Alright then, I'll call you Spirit! I... please don't hurt me, I'll make you big and strong, promise! Well, maybe not big, you already fit that." She nodded, reattaching the ball to her belt. The newly-dubbed Spirit was due for a good long rest after the fight he put up. She turned to Sparow, not wanting to neglect her starter. "You did good girl! Whoever said size matters?" Sparow cawed happily, pleased to get her acknowledgement. Turt and Gardevoir were next, El giving them a hurried curtsy. "If you have anymore trouble from him, something has gone horribly horribly wrong."

    El sighed, everything had turned out well in the end! Nobody died, her nose had stopped hurting and she had a powerful new hopefully non-murderous team mate. But of course, there was still something left to do. As much as she hated to just leave her new friends after all that, the sun was begining to set, an ever-present time limit. "Anyway, I have to go now. The sun's setting and I promised to help someone find their Gulpin. Stay safe, both of you!" El looked around for any potential clues, in one direction were empty lolly wrappers. Food for a hungry gulpin? That made sense. But in the opposite direction was an actual imprint of what looked an awful lot like a gulpin. Both equally valid really. If it weren't for Sparow's... issues, she'd just send the bird to have a look down one of them. But between that and the dimming light, it wasn't exactly a valid plan.

    El forced herself to make a decision. The imprint seemed like more definite proof than some discarded candy wrappers. For all she knew they could have just been blown there by the wind, not every trainer was considerate enough to pick up after them. Mind decided, El left with Sparow in hand, saying her final farewells to the psychic types.

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    Mt. Infernus
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    You Anorith, Pontos, grips your midsection with its large claws as you cradle it, causing you to grit your teeth a little bit. But, of course, adventuring with your little Anorith for the first time was good enough to endure this kind of pain. The little Anorith might be at a low level, but, you are sure that your Rhyperior will be able to protect you. You walk ever forward, the leaves from the dense jungles brushing past you and leaving small nicks and scratches on your arms. But, suddenly, you reach a clearing. This is not a normal clearing either. The "ground" is actually some sort of blue stone. Marble? Slate? Granite? Whatever it is, the stone is shiny and blue, with the look of stone that was just laid yesterday. That must be impossible, however. The amount of handicraft needed and workers needed would have taken months to complete. And even by that time, the endless rains and scorching heat of the island of Mt. Infernus would have weathered down the rocks very quickly. Even in a few months, there would have been cracks and broken stones. But, it was pristine. Hell, even shiny. You walk across the marble, your footsteps making small tapping noises as they hit the blue stone. You continue walking on the stone, when you see something in the stone. It looks like...a hole? No, not a hole. It is a little bit too neat to be just a random hole in the ground. Plus, it is paved with a lining of stones. No, it is an entrance. With a ladder inside of it.

    Thinking that this has to lead somewhere and that it might even be the Rock Pool itself, you descend the ladder, again, marveled by the fact that the wood does not creak or bend under your feet. Another weird thing about this place. You reach the bottom of the ladder, and turn around. In front of you it a large door. No, large door is not the best word for it. How about huge? Or gigantic? or humungous! The door was positively massive. It was probably thirty to forty feet high, and looked to be easily a couple of feet think. And, it was made out of solid steel. Or some sort of metal. You doubted that even a raging Rhyperior could have pushed his way through this door. A large brass knocker adorned the door, but other than that, it was pretty nondescript....as giant doors go anyways. You see in surprise that an Alakazam walks up to you, probably the doors gate keeper, and sits down in front of you. He says nothing to you, but just sits there, waiting. "Well, young boy, it is rude to keep a man waiting!" Shocked by the fact that he could talk(though, he was an Alakazam, so, it may not be TOO shocking), you just stand there stunned. "Well, someone is deader than a doorknob today. I might as well just give the speech after all." He gets up, and walks to a small alcove on the side of the wall, grabbing a small pouch. He walks back over to you, and sits down again. "This, boy, it what one might call a trial of sorts. See, none get to the Rock Pool easily, and this is because there are some truly fearsome Pokemon in there. Pokemon, if they were to get out, would wreck havoc on the mainland. This trial was built so that only the best of the best would go on to the Rock Pool, in hopes that they could tame the power within. However, none of them have ever come back." He grabs something from his pouch, revealing a small pipe which he lights with a FIRE PUNCH, and smokes a few puffs. "I know, I know, its a bad habit. But, one I got from my trainer, before he met his time I'm afraid. Old age though, nothing to serious. Anyways, if you, good sir, want to get in the Rock Pool, you are going to have to face the trials ahead of you. They will challenge the four thing essential to a trainer: Logic, Wisdom, Sharp Senses, and of course, Battling Skills. I won't tell you in which order either. Oh, and to make sure that a trainer is truly tested, you may only bring one Pokemon inside the trial. The rest will be returned when you get to the Rock Pool. I hope you understood that, because I am only saying it once."

    What will you do?
    Matthew winced as the carapace Pokémon's wings bore into his abdomen, his teeth gritted together as he futilely attempted to overcome the pain. It was uncomfortable, for sure, but not unbearable and Matthew allowed the Anorith to do so, the small fossil not knowing any better as the young trainer carried on, enjoying the ability to cradle his bug-type however uncomfortable that may be. The sun beat down on his neck as several beads of sweat began to form on his brow, his ever-wiping hand attempting to stop them before they began to roll down his now very red face. The heat was unbearable for a trainer used to the cold frigid mountains in the Glacier Region, his body having gotten used to the cold through years of training his rock-types in the snow, ever curious to overcome the type disadvantages laden before them.

    Moving forward in the dense undergrowth of the jungle, Matthew brushed aside many a plant, the odd branch here and there recognisable in a sea of tropic viridiplantae. The greenery made for a beautiful sight, the versatility of mother nature's wide gaze spread far and wide in such a climate; causing a smile to creep across Matthew's face, appreciating the presence of such a powerful force of botanical placement.

    “Ouch” he yelped “Damn plant”

    Looking down Matthew was greeted by the sign of his own blood, the small nick caused by a thorn-ed bush letting a drip of red trickle down his arm. The plant's self-defense mechanism against larger animals looking to feast on its delicious products, the environment this time being one which Matthew did not appreciate. With the love for plants had quickly worn off for the young trainer, Matthew looked down at his Pokémon for one which could Cut his way through the forest, but quickly stopped himself. Regaining his head, and composure, Matthew arguing against the cause in his head instead prefering to ignore the scratches and continue wayward. Pushing the final branch out of the way with a more cautious attitude Matthew found himself in a clearing, but not one he thought of as normal.

    Looking around Matthew noted the distinguished ground to be not of anything he'd seen before, the young trainer kneeling down on one knee as he rubbed two fingers across the stone, flicking upwards towards his face as he rubbed the excess with his thumb.

    “Marble? No. Granite? No. Slate? No” he thought to himself, eliminating possible sources off the list as he associated their characteristics to this, unable to find a perfect match.

    Standing back up Matthew shook off the odd feeling culminating in his gut; the blue stone looking like it had recently been laid by professionals, but the practicality of such a move was beyond his recognition, the materials alone to create such a floor was unexpected let alone the time taken to fix such a large area.

    “And yet” he pondered.

    And yet it resonated within that this could be the case, the evidence stacked against the idea was near perfect, but here it was, the blue stone laying smoothly on the floor, despite the endless rain and insatiable heat to crack the stone it was still here, looking like it had been made yesterday, the precision of such a pristine and shiny art most surreal in its nature. Matthew dabbed his foot ahead of him, ensuring the sturdiness of the stone and his safety as he began to walk across, his Addidas Originals making small tapping noises at each contact until he reached the middle, a hole jutting out.

    “A hole?” he asked in disbelief, looking down at the Anorith doing all the pinching he needed as he stepped closer to the darkness.

    Cranking his neck he observed the neatness, the paved stone lining suggesting otherwise to his query. Moving closer he soon spotted a ladder, its wooden rungs inviting the trainer downwards. Though he was fearful of the idea of rotten rungs collapsing under his feet and sending him flying down an unspecified height, Matthew felt compelled to climb down, having no other leads on the entrance to the Rock Pool.

    A few minutes of nervous one-handed climbing, Anorith still clung round his abdomen, Matthew finally made it to the bottom, turning round to see a giant steel door blocking his path, its metal exterior several feet thick. Looking down at his belt, Matthew doubted Rhyperior's ability to knock through such an impressive structure, though he didn't voice his opinion to the prideful rock-type. Matthew looked for a possible way in, noticing only a brass knocker hanging from the middle, tempting him to knock and see what answer may come.

    He was interrupted, however, by the presence of an Alakazam; the 4'11” psychic type just sitting in front of him. Matthew squinted in anticipation, but none came. His mind wandered back to his own Alakazam, the psychic type having been released when it got to level 100, but Matthew had no recollection of when or where he released it, his mind having still been plagued with memory loss. Cursing his inability to remember, Matthew stared at the Alakazam, hoping to bring back memories through repetition, though none came.

    "Well, young boy, it is rude to keep a man waiting!"

    Matthew snapped out of his daydream in a second, looking around for the human who made such a sound. His eyes flickered back and forth in the dark-ish cavern, but found nothing but the Alakazam sitting in front of him.

    "Well, someone is deader than a doorknob today. I might as well just give the speech after all."

    Matthew stood stunned as this time he caught the Alakazam speaking. He had heard of psychic communication between powerful psychic types but his Alakazam showed no sign of this. He gulped as the Alakazam got up, walked away and grabbed a small pouch before returning to face him.

    “I....I'm sorry?” he replied, still shocked at the Pokémon's ability to speak

    "This, boy, it what one might call a trial of sorts. See, none get to the Rock Pool easily, and this is because there are some truly fearsome Pokemon in there. Pokemon, if they were to get out, would wreck havoc on the mainland. This trial was built so that only the best of the best would go on to the Rock Pool, in hopes that they could tame the power within. However, none of them have ever come back." The Alakazam ignored him.

    Upon hearing of the fearsome Pokémon Matthew looked down at his belt, the Rhyperior stiring in excitement at the opportunity to battle once more; the rock-type having kept a record of defeated opponents chalked into its arm, a list which contained an undead Machamp and an ancient God reincarnated as a Kabutops. Matthew breathed heavily as he smelt a familiar smell, looking up to see the Alakazam lighting a small pipe before smoking a few puffs.

    Matthew reveled in the smell of tobacco, his own jacket pocket containing several cigarettes for the journey, though he feared to use them in case it damaged his young Pokémon's health. Covering the Anorith from the deadly second hand smoke, glaring at the Alakazam for being so inconsiderate, especially in such a small area like the entrance.

    "I know, I know, its a bad habit. But, one I got from my trainer, before he met his time I'm afraid. Old age though, nothing to serious. Anyways, if you, good sir, want to get in the Rock Pool, you are going to have to face the trials ahead of you. They will challenge the four thing essential to a trainer: Logic, Wisdom, Sharp Senses, and of course, Battling Skills. I won't tell you in which order either. Oh, and to make sure that a trainer is truly tested, you may only bring one Pokemon inside the trial. The rest will be returned when you get to the Rock Pool. I hope you understood that, because I am only saying it once."

    He nodded in forgiveness, slightly worrying that his Pokémon could become the same as the Alakazam through his use of smoking. Pondering for a few seconds, Matthew continued to listen, the Alakazam explaining the tribulations of such a trial, the only way into the Rock Pool. Matthew nodded as he looked down at his Pokébelt, each Pokémon an acceptable candidate for the trial.

    Searching through, Matthew ignored the Rhyperior and Aerodactyl he had with him, heeding the warning of the Alakazam and saving their strength for if he got through to the tomb. Should Matthew need help dealing with the fearsome Pokémon who would wreak havoc on the mainland, his two strongest friends would surely need all the energy they could get and sending them through the trial would be foolish.

    He considered many avenues, but it was not until Matthew looked down once more that he made up his mind. The Anorith that accompanied him clicked its protruding claws, once again showing its intent as a possibility. Though Matthew saw it was young, he couldn't help but think it was perfect for this task; the trainer recalling its bravery in front of the Halloween Haunted Mirror serving as the reason he released Anorith when he first arrived, the Pokémon showing it was ready for an adventure. Taking his time, Matthew finally decided that the idea was good, unclipping his Pokébelt and holding it unfurled in one hand.

    “Anorith shall be accompanying me to the trial” he announced, rubbing the top of the Anorith's shell with his thumb. Swinging his backpack round to the same hand as his belt, Matthew rooted around it before pulling something out, handing his Anorith a portion of Leftovers. Content, Matthew turned back to the Alakazam.

    “We're ready”...
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    Kirsten looks at you with a shocked look on her face, like she had never considered the possibility before and she was just slapped in the face by reality. She looks down and begins to slam her fists into the ground, causing her knuckles to bleed. "God damn it. You're right. We could easily kill ourselves with this." She gets up and grabs a piece of cloth on a counter in the hut. It was pretty stained with blood, and was pretty long; not something you would find on a hand or even an arm. Something more likely that you would find on somebody's back. "But, I know one thing. Horus loves me. He would never abandon me here in this evil place. He knows how miserable I would be here. The only reason he is not here right now is because of the village. It is kinda hard hiding a five foot long serpent, despite his ability to Dig. If I didn't go to look for him, I would be putting his memory to shame." She gets up hastily, and begins to search under counters and under her bed. All the while, her shirt does little to cover up her "unmentionables", which causes you to look away quickly. Damn your libido indeed. She continues to look around the hut. "Oh no....it's gone. Horus's Pokeball. My mom must have taken it from me. I would love to have my little Horus to carry with me. But, finding him is more important."

    She sits back down and gives a deep breath in and out. "Well, night is not too far away. Another couple of hours or so. For now, I can see what I can do for your little Munna." She motions that she wants to hold her. Steven happily obliges, and sits in Kirsten's hands. She observed him for a moment, then pokes him with the end of her finger. Steven does not react at all to this. "Wow...this is a really powerful drug. I'm not exactly sure what it is to be frank. It looks like some sort of mind-altering drug. I might have something that will work, but we will need to go out into the forest to get it. It is an herb that...clears the mind. It gets rid of any mind-altering substances in the body. Unfortunately, it has side-effects......bad side effects. Your Munna should be fine though. It is when it is used on people that things turn bad..." She looks down and begins to cry again, and this time, she punches the ground with the cloth on. It still has some fresh blood on it, but no more comes out. "Let us just find Horus. That is all I want."

    What will you do/say?

    Kirsten was clearly upset by Joshua's sudden burst of logic. He admitted, it was slightly out of character - he wanted badly to run off and try to save Horus and the rest of his Pokémon, but while totally defenceless... Yeah, it was just impossible for now. It was frustrating, but they needed to wait. Fortunately, there was something productive they could do with their time. As Kirsten explained, there was an herb they could use to clear Steven's mind, getting him back into action.

    Still, her vagueness about it was unsettling. Bad side effects? What could they be? Did he want to know? Probably not... But he decided to keep it in mind at the very least. Could they get into the forest freely now though, or would they have to wait? Kirsten was crying again. Horus was all she cared about. He had to remember that this was the bottom line here - find the Dunsparce and get her out of here. He put an arm around both her shoulders, trying to reassure her.

    "Try not to worry - we'll get through this, somehow. Do you think we can get into the forest to get the herb now, or should we wait til night? Once we can cure Steven with it, things will be a lot easier, I can tell you that."


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    Time to start off on those daily updates that I am not known for.

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    Blaze looks around with a disquieting look on his face. "Well, no one I know has ever refused a challenge from me. I'm a legend around here. I am like the tip of the toppity top!" He recalls Emperor back into his Pokeball, the Rhyhorn grunting in frustration as he returns to his Pokeball. "I understand though about wanting to make sure your Pokemon are strong enough. My Pokemon were all caught and hand-raised by me to develop their specific strengths. I myself am a Rock and Mineral kind of trainer." He looks into your face, and a sudden blink of recognition
    hits his face. "You know, I think I have seen you around in the PASBL. I might have watched one of your matches at some point. Not bad if I may so myself, but decidely amateur in my humble opinion. I was in there for a while too, still am. Going for the title of Mineral Gym Leader, though other people are more likely to get the title than I am. Anyways, about your little proposal. I would be glad to come along with you. I know what place August is going to, and it can be dangerous if you are unprepared. The mountain has not been activ elately, but one can still feel tremors from time to time. And...yes....I probably will be able to find something that will help me in my guest to become the Mineral Gym Leader." Blaze gives you a sunny smile, before August comes back from wherever he was during this time.

    "Well, I figured that you two would have had a full-blown Pokemon battle by now. It seems that Blaze here must have calmed down some I see." "Yeah, August. He declined my offer, and extended the offer to go to that secret hot spring." "Why would you go? You've been in there before." "There might be something there that was not there before. You never know truly." "Well, you sure have the adventuring spirit, I can tell you that much. I used to be like that in my prime, but I have gotten to old for that." "Gol-Golurrrkkkkkkkkk....." "I know you miss it to, but I just can't do it anymore. Sadly enough." "Well don't wory sir. Frinth and I will be able to adventure enough for both you and your Golurk." "Ahh...now you don't have to do that for me. I don't need the life like that anymore. Just be careful while you guys are going around. Get ready as soon as you can. We are going to be leaving very shortly."

    Blaze looks at you again, and says, "Well, I don't know about you, but I know who I am going to send out on this journey with me." Blaze grabs a Pokeball from his bag, and throws it into the air, releasing a Cofagrigus hovering in mid-air. "This is Coffin. He was actually my mother's Cofagrigus that she gave me as a Yamask when I lost my gym battle against Chuck in the Johto Region. He is the coolest cat ever. Trust me on that." Coffin chuckles to himself, causing his goldn skin to move up and down. "Come on man, let's get going!"

    What will you do?
    "Well, That would be because my mental database has been poorly updated with pokemon moves, physics and characteristics." Frinth stared off to one side, another reminder flowing along his thoughts.

    The wind rushed along his upper limbs. Ones which have been repeatedly called arms.

    "Alright then, let us start moving along to that hot spring." Trick hopped along beside him, and stared in a wondering manner at the floating funeral container. "And, how are the ones you've extinguished lately? Do they now exist in your holding area?"

    Frinth wandered his fingers along an interactive light-based pad, and frost seemed to line its borders. A cool mist emanated from a wide tip.

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    Your little Pokemon Dolce and Opal look at you with concern, and each of them goes their separate ways, Dolce flying into the sky while Venonat searches the forest. Split timelines occurring.

    Dolce

    Flapping your wings at Levin's request, you soar into the sky. Life is good, and you can feel the wind on your feathers. It is a beautiful day as well, in fact, the whole day seems good. Except for the fact that Min was kidnapped. Min is so cool! How could she be taken away by anybody? She is so powerful too. Well, you are going to save her. Totally. Nothing is going to stand in your way today. Not even giant dragons.

    ....

    Well, maybe giant dragons. But, you could deal with them if you really had to. Looking around for Min, you see a large hole in the forest. You fly down to the hole and hover over it, but see nothing. No sign of Min. No sign of ANYTHING. 'It looks like something hit this place with a "bomb" I think it is?' True, the devastation is astonishing. Trees burnt to the ground is a flash fire. Nothing is living there anymore. 'This must have just happened. Oh boy.' You fly higher and higher into the sky, almost up in the clouds, to see if you could get a better look. When you look at the mountain again, you see something more shocking. There are more holes like it. Many more holes. 'Oh no, what could have done this?' You think, before your draconic heritage kicks in. 'OMG. That is a....Draco Meteor attack! And it is HUGE!' For the first time, you actually begin to consider if Min is okay. 'I've heard of the move from my mom. What in the world could have made such a huge attack? OH NO. It must be a giant dragon!' Suddenly, you hear a whooshing sound behind you. You spin around, to find that nothing is there. 'OH NO. Is something following me?' As if an answer, you hear a piercing call of a bird. Spinning around again, you see that a metal bird flying towards you. You try to fly away, but the bird grabs you with its talons87. You struggle in the powerful grip, before finding some purchase in the bird's metal hide and squeezing out. You flap away as fast as you can, but the Skarmory is faster, and PECKS you repeatedly. It causes quite a bit of pain, and try to fight back somehow, but it is all to naught. your PECKS band against the metal hide, and you hurt your beak a little bit.

    What will you do?

    Levin, Opal

    You look at Opal with angst, as you want to find Min as soon as possible. With no signs of anything of the like, you hope that Opal's FORESIGHT will be able find something you will be able to work with. Opal shakes her head as her eyes glow red for a moment before a bright red light covers the forest. Opal then searches around the area with intent, looking every which way until she jumps up and down and squeaks. She runs to a spot in the clearance, which you go to. Looking down, you don't see anything out of the ordinary. It was just a patch of dirt. Opal sees that you don't see what she sees, and grabs a hold of your leg. Suddenly, your vision is covered in red, and you look down and see that there is two brightly glowing spots in the ground. One is a bright blueish-green spot, and is quite large, and the other is an oddly shaped dark as night spot. Only, the more you look at it, the more you realize that it is not a spot, but teeth marks. Something big did this, and judging by the brightness of the spot, it was done recently. You look at Opal, as she looks at you, when you notice something else. It was not apparent at first, but the entire clearing in the ground had a very slight blueish-green glow to it. Opal then lets go of your leg, and points in the direction where she thinks that Min went.

    What will you do?
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    This is... unbelievable...

    The clearing was huge. Levin hadn't really imagined that what awaited him deep inside the forest was actually... a lack of forest.
    And what Opal showed him was even more troubling... the iridescent spots on the ground, emanating a blueish-green glow, resembling impossibly large teeth marks... What was the meaning of all this, what kind of creature could have made these? And worst of all, what did that mean for Minccino?!

    As Opal hurriedly motioned in a certain direction, hopefully the one that would lead them to Min, Levin took a step forward, before remembering that Dolce was still out there doing her own recon. He whistled, hoping she'd return, and waited patiently. Then, impatiently. And then he started to worry. Where was she? It was bad enough to have potentially lost one Pokemon...

    ---

    She was no match for that Skarmory. It'd tear her to pieces! As hard as she tried to Peck it, it just brushed the attacks off like they were nothing, and the repeated jabs of sharp metal against her tiny frame were starting to become unbearable. Relentless in its pursuit, the steel bird followed her around at every twist and turn, attacking mercilessly... How long would she be able to endure this? She had to do something, anything! Perhaps... perhaps her Trainer could help! If only she could draw his attention...

    Dolce started chirping loudly, as loud as she could, hoping that Levin would hear her and do something. If he didn't... she was finished.

    ---

    Opal’s antennae vibrated slightly. Looking around, confused, she tried to understand where the almost imperceptible noise had come from… Surrounding them was nothing but devastation, so it was unlikely that the sound came from anywhere around. When she looked up however, two tiny specks in the sky caught her attention, and as she focused on them with her huge eyes, zooming in on the two dots, she finally realized it. Dolce was under attack by a dangerous-looking Skarmory! Dolce was her dear friend, she had to do something! Running back to Levin, she urged him to look up, trying her best to explain what was happening.

    - What is it girl? I don’t see anything! Is it Dolce?

    As Opal hopped up and down in desperation, Levin understood that something was very wrong. Trying to adjust his vision, it did seem that there were two tiny spots up there… Two?!
    Then as Dolce began to fly down closer to her Trainer, the dots became larger… one was definitely his Swablu, and the other… a Skarmory?! But how? The White Flute hadn’t lured any Pokemon before, that’s why he’d been comfortable in sending Dolce out! But she couldn’t possibly measure up to a predator like that!

    Both his Elekid and Magby had been left at the Daycare Centre, and Fire and Electric attacks were the only ones that could harm Skarmory… Damn it! Unless…

    - Dolce, come back! Lure him to me, fly down as fast as you can!!

    Reaching for a Pokeball in is belt, Levin chose the only one that could help them now… if he even listened, that is. Out came Hebi, his Dunsparce, and yawned.
    Kneeling down in front of him, establishing direct eye contact so that the air-headed snake would understand everything, Levin spoke as loud and clear as he could.

    - Hebi, pay attention, this is very important! Dolce is about to be killed by a Skarmory, and you have to save her! When she lures it close, I want you to blast it with the strongest Flamethrower you can muster… Got it?!

    After what seemed like an eternity, Dunsparce nodded with a big smile. Now that was an order he could follow! Levin would be really happy and proud of him, he’d see!

    Come on Dolce, hurry, bring it to us, make it follow you! You can do it girl…

    - Hebi, get ready, we gotta make this work!...
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    If you are just starting your adventure, I am going to catch you in my next set of updates. Also, I will get everybody else in my update group after this batch.

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    You knew that facing down a type-disadvantage, especially one as serious as a Kingdra, was going to take some serious effort if you wanted to win. Going in the way of Byron, you think that a good offense is a good defense, and wearing out the Kingdra seems like a safe bet. Kingler crosses his claws together, and quite suddenly, he begins to glow a bright red color. The muscles under his exoskeleton begin to tense up and become hard, raising his defense. Kingdra sees this, and decides that his best bet would be....yeah, a physical dragon attack is still better at this point. But, Kingdra decides to boost up too, and spins around, causing a black and red electric cyclone around him, using the secret and ancient art of the DRAGON DANCE. He stops spinning, finding that his attack and speed stats have gone up somewhat. Throh still Bides his time in hisw aura, making sure that he will finally be able to deal some high damage to Kingdra.

    Kingler then buffs up his other defense stat, making sure that he will not be able to take Kingdra's physical attacks, but also Kingdra's special attacks. Kingler goes through his memory and begins to forget things that are not of major concern, such as what he had for breakfast today and that doctor's appointment he had to go to tomorrow. After forgetting all of these superflous things that have no meaning or and value, casuing some extra mental padding room. Kingler feels that he is better able to take special attacks because of this. Kingdra doesn't attack again in this time, because he knows that his energy troubles are best solved as a one move thing, and not.....a three move thing. XD Kingler opens his larger claw, and breathes in through his mouth, before breathing out a cold wind through his claws at Kingdra, who grimaces at the coldness of it, but doesn't really take any adverse effects from it, thankfully having that speed boost from the Dragon Dance to counteract that speed drop from the Icy Wind. Throh is still biding his time over there, and hasn't taken anymore damage, and Kingler still looks pretty worn out, not having a chance to take a break. Kingdra is back in top form, with an attack boost to boot and will have the jump on Kingler next round.

    What will you do?


    The Island
    Shale Beach
    Food Guy


    Despite your initial confusion about the whole situation, you find that a man grabs your arm and dargs you off towards the dressing building. Sheldon follows in haste, and you look at the man, who is dressed in a gray uniform with the same symbol on it. He has a grip of iron, and is easily able to drab you around, despite being such a small guy. When the both of you get in front of the building where you were going to be dressed, the man lets go, and you can finally see his face in its entirety. Nothing special. Gray eyes, with no facial hair. His hair was brown and in a crew cut. He looked like just a normal person, completely undistinguishable in a crowd. "Well, you sure have found yourself at the right place, let me tell you. This organization is at the cusp of scientific advancement, and you sir, are going to play a part in it." You still have one of those confused looks on your face, as you didn't even want to sign up for this. "Don't worry about now wanting to be here. I thought like that at first, but truly, it is not too bad. The pay is always nice, and, if you find an artefact, you can get some big bonuses. Just try it out, you might find that you will like it here after all." The man opens to door and shuts you inside, causing the lights in the building to turn on.

    You find yourself in a warehouse, and another man walks you to a closet with the number 306, and took out a stamp and pressed it on the locker, with the words, 'IN USE." "Your outfit is in there. If you are not dressed in five minutes, you will not get your pay for the day. So, get dressed as soon as possible." You open the locker to find a uniform just like the others wore. It was a beige/gray shirt with a collar and long sleeves, and has the logo of the tower and the letters LS on it. The pants were khaki like pants, probably so that one could dig at a sight easier, again beige, but with no logo on it. There didn't seem to be anybody around, though, they would probably check up on you in a couple of minutes.

    What will you do?


    Mt. Infernus
    Scenic Walkway
    Dark_Searchman


    You were intent to get the surprise on your opponents, and when your Pokemon were ready, they charged, and you made yourself known to the vandal, who just looked at you and laughed. It was actually kinda creepy, because he looked like he was just skin and bones, and it was like looking at a phantom laugh. "If you think that I am going to be easily beaten by a little kid like you, you have something else coming! My Pokemon my be good at art, but they are also terrors on the battlefield!" Just then, you here a screech of pain, and look up onto the mountain, and see that Amethyst has the Dugtrio clamped firmly in her jaws, and that she has a good grip one of the moles. "Dugtrio, don't worry about a little snake! Scratch it off of you!" The two other moles move around Amethyst's head, and begin to furiously rake her head with their hidden claws that would normally be sued to dig through the ground. Amethyst hissed in pain before letting go, and tenderly addressed the wounds on her face. Dugtrio took this oppurtunity to DIG into the ground, causing him to dissapear from view. Sarkahn was charging at the Krokorok, who looked surprised to see such a huge hulking figure charging towards it, with a light blue ball of energy between its claws. "Alright Krokorok, don't think that you are going to be beaten by that oaf! Give it a taste of your Dark Pulse, and then Dig into the ground to escape!"

    Krokorok faced down Sarkahn, and opened his mouth to show a spiraling cascade of dark energy inside, before launching the beam at Sarkahn. Sarkahn was too bust charging to make any attempt at charging, and takes the beam to the chest, causing his to grunt in pain. But, he does not actually flinch, and throws the ball of energy at Krokorok, who gets a shocked look on his face at the fact that Sarkahn didn't flinch, and takes the FOCUS BLAST to the gut, causing him to roar in pain from the attack. The vandal looks in shock that the attack worked, before he smirked as Krokorok dug into the ground, and stayed underground along with Dugtrio. With no targets to attack, both Amethyst and Sarkahn did not know what to do. "Do you see know? Did you really think that you were the first ones to try and stop the two of us!? Boy, you have just hit the surface! Now, it is time to go underground! Underground with the Revenant, carver of skulls!"

    What will you do?


    The Island
    Ignatius River
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    Deciding that an imprint in the grass was going to be a better lead that trail of candy wrappers, you follow the trail on the riverbank. The trail was pretty well dug in, which actually was kinda of odd. They were not very heavy, but, the grass probably was wet at some point. You follow the trail and find that....you were right back where you started in the first place, next to the lady who was looking for the Gulpin. "Oh, hello, is there anything new you could tell me?" There wasn't, but she looked at the trail you had followed and giggled a little bit. "Oh...yeah, I tried following that to, but it leads to nowhere. At least, nowhere where he could be. It just stops for no reason."
    It was odd, but she wished you farewall and good luck in finding her Gulpin before you walk the trail back to the candy wrapper trail. Since it was your only lead, you decide to follow that lead as well.

    You come to a stop next to a picnic blanket, and find an old man sitting there with a saxophone next to him. He looked up at you with eyes that were filled with compassion and knowledge that only old age could give you. "Are you looking for something little one? You sure do look like you are looking for something important." You tell him that you are looking for a lady's Gulpin who had run away from her for a unknown reason. "Well, little girl, I am not sure what a Gulpin is to be honest, I never traveled to the Hoenn region at all. But, I did see this odd Pokemon come by, and it was sure hungry. It was a green, blob like thing with a big yellow crest on it. Boy, did that thing eat. I have brought lunch and dinner for today, and it ate my entire lunch. But, I don't really care about that. I made the little tyke happy because of it, and that is all I need. I think he went into the river, probably to have some fun in the water. He probably went over the river to the otherside of the riverbank infact. Hope you find him!"

    Oh no.

    What will you do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by enchantress View Post
    Cortoza


    The Island
    The constant heat seeping up through Cortoza's volcanic soil has given the island a distinct tropical feel, a vast and winding rainforest taking up a large percentage of the land's mass and surrounding each of Cortoza's mountains. The rainforest is humid and full of life, but also very dangerous. The ground is unstable in certain areas making hiking through the forest dangerous even for the most experienced of guides. Several patches of arid, rocky land dot the island, where no vegetation will grow, and it's there that some of the strongest and most fearsome Pokémon roam.

    Areas:
    Shale Beach: Shale Beach stretches around the outskirts of the island itself. Its sand is gritty and black, not at all the postcard picture you want to be sending home


    The trainer's feet landed on the shore with a soft thud. He was a young man, somewhere in his late teens or early twenties. Semi-long dark hair groomed back and eyes that matched his shade of hair. Next to him was the pokémon Ralts which had just disembarked the ship they were previously on. The trainer looked back at the old man who dropped him off on the island. He was an old, bald man with a small beard of white hair on his chin. A common characteristic amongst men who lived most of their lives at sea. The old man smiled at the trainer and waved. "Take care, you're dad would kill me if anything happened to you."

    The trained simply smiled and waved back. "It'll be fine, it was my choice in the end anyway." Having said so, the trainer started moving towards the inner part of the island while the old man set sail again for the open sea.

    The sailor was a friend of the trainer's dad and had offered to drop the trainer off on the island since it was on his route. The young man had always wanted to go on an adventure and see the world that was filled with interesting people and pokémon. When the opportunity arose, he accepted the man's request and prepared for this journey. Somehow, he was even able to obtain a pokédex. A device that was going to be prove invaluable on his journeys. The volcano island was relatively new to the world in that it hadn't been visited since a few decades ago. This made it all the more interesting to start the journey here. "A land left to still be fully explored," he thought to himself.

    The young man stopped, took off his backpack and opened it. Though the island and the area around it was hot, on open sea, the air currents can give a cold breeze. The trainer took off his warm, black hoodie, placed it in the bag and took out his white shirt. The buttons were undone and after he had put it on, he didn't bother doing them up. Instead, he rolled up his sleeves to his elbows. The heat made this preferable. Not that it mattered to him, since he'd have done it anyway. He always did this, it was just one of the things that made him himself.

    "Alright Rags, let's think where we have to go from here" he said while looking at the Ralts that was with him.

    "Ru?" It would seem obvious by now that the two were partners, a trainer and his pokémon, but the trainer wasn't wearing any pokéballs on his belt or anywhere else.

    "According to the map we saw at home, the resort should be that way," the trainer said pointing in front of him to his right. Though the two had decided what their plan was beforehand, they also prefer to double check. It was unnecessary, but it always reassured them that they weren't making a mistake.

    Since both of them haven't been in the outside world before, they had decided to go to the resort since most people and friendly pokémon would be there. From there, they'd decide their next move. Though the trainer had already planned the next part out as well. "But first things first," he thought. "We'll avoid most of the wilderness for now and walk along the beach's coastline before walking straight through the wild towards the resort."

    "Well Rags, time to get going. I certainly hope the rest of the Island is more impressive than this." He bent down, picked up some of the gritty black sand and poured it out again to show to his pokémon. The trainer looked back to the direction they would be going to and started moving. The Ralts walking next to him.


    The trainer's name was Lucas and he was about to embark on an adventure that he had been waiting for a very long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plight of Leon View Post
    If you are just starting your adventure, I am going to catch you in my next set of updates. Also, I will get everybody else in my update group after this batch.

    Mt. Infernus
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    You were intent to get the surprise on your opponents, and when your Pokemon were ready, they charged, and you made yourself known to the vandal, who just looked at you and laughed. It was actually kinda creepy, because he looked like he was just skin and bones, and it was like looking at a phantom laugh. "If you think that I am going to be easily beaten by a little kid like you, you have something else coming! My Pokemon may be good at art, but they are also terrors on the battlefield!" Just then, you here a screech of pain, and look up onto the mountain, and see that Amethyst has the Dugtrio clamped firmly in her jaws, and that she has a good grip one of the moles. "Dugtrio, don't worry about a little snake! Scratch it off of you!" The two other moles move around Amethyst's head, and begin to furiously rake her head with their hidden claws that would normally be used to dig through the ground. Amethyst hissed in pain before letting go, and tenderly addressed the wounds on her face. Dugtrio took this opportunity to DIG into the ground, causing him to disappear from view. Sarkahn was charging at the Krokorok, who looked surprised to see such a huge hulking figure charging towards it, with a light blue ball of energy between its claws. "Alright Krokorok, don't think that you are going to be beaten by that oaf! Give it a taste of your Dark Pulse, and then Dig into the ground to escape!"

    Krokorok faced down Sarkahn, and opened his mouth to show a spiraling cascade of dark energy inside, before launching the beam at Sarkahn. Sarkahn was too bust charging to make any attempt at dodging, and takes the beam to the chest, causing his to grunt in pain. But, he does not actually flinch, and throws the ball of energy at Krokorok, who gets a shocked look on his face at the fact that Sarkahn didn't flinch, and takes the FOCUS BLAST to the gut, causing him to roar in pain from the attack. The vandal looks in shock that the attack worked, before he smirked as Krokorok dug into the ground, and stayed underground along with Dugtrio. With no targets to attack, both Amethyst and Sarkahn did not know what to do. "Do you see now? Did you really think that you were the first ones to try and stop the two of us!? Boy, you have just hit the surface! Now, it is time to go underground! Underground with the Revenant, carver of skulls!"

    What will you do?
    This guy not only looked creepy, he sounded creepy too. After letting out a raspy laugh that chilled Hyrem to the bone, he said, "If you think that I am going to be easily beaten by a little kid like you, you have something else coming! My Pokemon may be good at art, but they are also terrors on the battlefield!" A cry of pain interrupted him as Amethyst successfully got herself a mouthful of a Dugtrio head, something that would be nice and easy to swallow... if the other two heads weren't still able to defend the third. "Dugtrio, don't worry about a little snake! Scratch it off of you!" And that's what the other two heads did, causing Amethyst to let go and nurse the Scratches on her face. Then Dugtrio popped underground with Dig, and Amethyst pouted since she wouldn't be able to taste Dugtrio's energy.

    Meanwhile, Sarkhan had a little bit more luck. As he was charging towards Krokorok, he Focused Fighting energy into a light-blue sphere, but the vandal was ready for him too: "Alright Krokorok, don't think that you are going to be beaten by that oaf! Give it a taste of your Dark Pulse, and then Dig into the ground to escape!" Krokorok then charges a spiral of Dark energy in his mouth before unleashing his breath weapon on Sarkhan. The darkness Pulses through the Druddigon's body, but it doesn't stop him! He was able to push his way through the pain and throw the sphere in his hand, feeling satisfied after it Blasted against Krokorok's chest and caused him to roar in pain. Krokorok still managed to Dig his way to safety, so Sarkhan couldn't attack again either.

    Hyrem had underestimated this trainer's skills and the amount of energy his Ground-types had; this battle was only getting started! "Do you see now? Did you really think that you were the first ones to try and stop the two of us!? Boy, you have just hit the surface! Now, it is time to go underground! Underground with the Revenant, carver of skulls!" the vandal taunted.

    Man, this is going to be tricky, Hyrem thought. This guy probably battles by having his Pokemon Dig all over the place, so their opponents won't know where they're coming from until it's too late. How do we fight against that? We can't just throw attacks down the tunnels, they'll just Dig around them... Hyrem didn't have too much of a plan at this point, so he needed to go with the best plan he could think of. "Okay you two, time to synch up and battle! Get behind each other and try to listen for any sign of where they're going to come up; maybe you can pick out their scent too! Also, keep in mind they could attack from underneath you, so be ready for that! Once you're sure of where they're going to be, wait for them to attack, then let 'em have it! Sarkhan, use Rock Tomb to keep them in place, then Dragon Rage while they're pinned! Amethyst, go with Giga Drain, then Aqua Tail for the type advantage!" The two reptiles nod in agreement, and prepare to guard themselves for what's to come...

    My claimed Pokemon is...Seviper!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plight of Leon View Post

    The Island
    Ignatius River
    LASL


    Deciding that an imprint in the grass was going to be a better lead that trail of candy wrappers, you follow the trail on the riverbank. The trail was pretty well dug in, which actually was kinda of odd. They were not very heavy, but, the grass probably was wet at some point. You follow the trail and find that....you were right back where you started in the first place, next to the lady who was looking for the Gulpin. "Oh, hello, is there anything new you could tell me?" There wasn't, but she looked at the trail you had followed and giggled a little bit. "Oh...yeah, I tried following that to, but it leads to nowhere. At least, nowhere where he could be. It just stops for no reason."
    It was odd, but she wished you farewall and good luck in finding her Gulpin before you walk the trail back to the candy wrapper trail. Since it was your only lead, you decide to follow that lead as well.

    You come to a stop next to a picnic blanket, and find an old man sitting there with a saxophone next to him. He looked up at you with eyes that were filled with compassion and knowledge that only old age could give you. "Are you looking for something little one? You sure do look like you are looking for something important." You tell him that you are looking for a lady's Gulpin who had run away from her for a unknown reason. "Well, little girl, I am not sure what a Gulpin is to be honest, I never traveled to the Hoenn region at all. But, I did see this odd Pokemon come by, and it was sure hungry. It was a green, blob like thing with a big yellow crest on it. Boy, did that thing eat. I have brought lunch and dinner for today, and it ate my entire lunch. But, I don't really care about that. I made the little tyke happy because of it, and that is all I need. I think he went into the river, probably to have some fun in the water. He probably went over the river to the otherside of the riverbank infact. Hope you find him!"

    Oh no.

    What will you do?


    Well that had been embarrassing. A trail to nowhere and she'd decided to follow it. At least the lady had been courteous enough about it, having fallen for it as well. Either way, El was more than happy to forget about that. Yes, no need to linger on it. At all.

    El hurried back along towards the other path, no need to linger, she had a pokemon to find and she'd already spent quite some time catching her scyther. Heh, her scyther. So cool, as long as the boy didn't try to kill her when she used him next. That would be bad.

    It didn't take long for El to reach the second trail that she'd previously dismissed. Her little netball skirt was surprisingly practical for running. She didn't stop to see if Turt or his mother were still around, that would mean admitting she was wrong and accepting the embarrassment. And no way was she going to do that. Besides, mama gardevoir seemed quite competent, it was unlikely they'd gotten into trouble again. Yup, no need to admit fault. Straight as an arrow towards the next goal.

    She found a clue! Not much of a clue, but still a clue. An old man, so ancient and wise, claimed he had just been feeding a gulpin. Oh, happy days, her trial was almost over. She could get Vacuum back for Miranda and be back to where she was staying in time for dinner!

    "I think he went into the river, probably to have some fun in the water. He probably went over the river to the otherside of the riverbank infact. Hope you find him!"

    El's heart sank further and further as the old man finished. The river, of course. It was her own fault really, she'd chosen to come here and she knew the deities had a strange sense of humour. She hurriedly muttered a 'thank you', silently swearing that her next holiday would be in a desert. Faster and stiffer than trictly necesary, she jerked away to about two metres from the river bank. She could feel it starting, the oh-so-familiar panic attack. Her heart was racing, palms sweating and every last muscle trembling. Quick, think of something else! What did she have on hand that might be useful?

    -1 (one) acrophobic spearow. Even if she wasn't acrophobic, she was only one foot tall and quite tired after her battle. No.
    -1 (one) ferroseed. Maybe if she wanted to drown faster while bleeding. No.
    -1 (one) unconscious possibly slightly murderous scyther. No.
    -1 (one) purrloin. He's a cat. Cats aren't known for swimming. Maybe if she needed to steal Vacuum back from a bad guy.
    -More pokeballs than she knew what to do with, some fancier than others. Even if she caught a water type, it would probably be too tired to help
    -A number of berries, gummis a poffin and some seals. Bribing?
    -Some trading cards. They'd only get kinda soggy.
    -Some TMs. Nothing she has can learn them.
    -Mystic Water. Last thing she needed was stronger water.
    -Some other useless stuff like a flower and a White Flute. How that would help-- wait. No, no that was specifically wild pokemon it attracts, according to the manual. Darn.

    Sighing, El resorted to plan Colm. Turning away from the river and squatting, she brought out what she thought was his pokeball and out came Spirit, still unconscious. Maybe those seals would be more useful than she thought. She returned the bug an sent out who she'd wanted to, a far more lively purrloin. He mewed and streched, looking around the strange new area.

    "Hello Colm!"

    "Mroww?" He walked up to El and leapt up onto her thighs.

    "N-no! That's not what--" El looked at the kitten's tiny little face and her heart melted. "A-aww. But I need you to help me!"

    "Prr?"

    "I need something thak could help me get across this river, but I'm bad at looking. I need you help."

    "Mrew!" The young kitty leapt off El and started to run off in a random direction. El dashed off after him, hoping desperately that his enthusiasm was a good sign.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plight of Leon View Post
    The Island
    Shale Beach
    myahoo


    Cid looks at you and gets a smile on his face after the look of actual hate that was on there when he was talking about the organization. It seems that he likes the fact of having a little bit of "borrowed muscle." "We would be glad to have you aboard. I don't think I caught your name, but I might have forgotten. With all the stuff that happens around here, I find it hard to remember not to come to work in my sleep clothes. This is a stressful job." He walks over to a section of beach that has been marked off with tape. A man walks up to him, with a beige hat that was like one you would see from an archeologist. "Well, well Cid. Who is the new recruit we have here today?" "You know, I kinda forgotten his name. You know how I can be at times." The man laughed heartily at this. Apparently, he is one of those people who can love a good laugh. "Oh trust me, with the amount of time the two of us have worked together, I would know personally that you can be a little forgetful when work starts to pile up. What exactly brought us here anyway?" "They found some artifacts here on the beach. Nothing particularly special, but this young man managed to find a second staff like the one we have at the museum." "He did really. This is a good find. Hopefully we can find other things on this beach." Cid looks at you, and says, "This is a good acquaintance of mine. His name is Manny. He has worked with me on the Lufenian project for over five years. He can get you started on the dig. I have to bring the staff back to the museum. I won't leave for a little bit, so, if you want to come, just say so. There should still be enough time to do the dig afterwards, depending on how long it takes." Cid leaves now, going to tent next to a Jeep.

    "Well, kid. Like he said, my name is Manny. I have been working on this for so long I can barely remember a time where my mind has not been filled with the possible wonders the Lufenians had. If you want to be able to dig, you first need to get changed. Then, you need to get a few things from a man in the tent next to the dressing tent. You are going to need a shovel, a pickaxe, a hammer, and most importantly, a toothbrush. Once you have all these things, I want you to come back here. We think that over here might be a good place to dig."

    What will you do?
    By the way, changed all the pronouns, as my character's a girl. :P

    Melissa smiled back indulgently as Cid welcomed her and went on to say that he might have forgotten her name due to his stressful job. She nodded in (what she hoped was) a sympathetic manner and then followed him over to a marked-off section of the beach, Imp floating excitedly beside her, where another man dressed like an archaeologist walked up to Cid.

    "Well, well, Cid. Who is the new recruit we have here today?"

    "You know, I kinda forgot her name. You know how I can be at times." The other man laughed at Cid's statement, while Melissa just watched the two patiently.

    "Oh, trust me, with the amount of time the two of us have worked together, I would know personally that you can be a little forgetful when work starts to pile up. What exactly brought us here anyway?" She had to wonder at that statement. Had the dig team come out here for some other reason, just before Cid had found her with the staff? She exchanged an uneasy glance with Wildfire. Things weren't quite adding up, but she was now glad she hadn't just given out her name. Even if it might have just been her imagination.

    "They found some artifacts here on the beach. Nothing particularly special, but this young lady managed to find a second staff like the one we have at the museum." And, yet, you couldn't wait to grab it, she thought to herself, finding that just a little bit odd. Imp was now floating back and forth in the direction of the tents, obviously impatient with the conversation. The little ghost wasn't one for sitting still.

    "She did, really? This is a good find. Hopefully we can find some other things on this beach."

    On that note, Cid and the other man seemed to finish their conversation, as Cid turned back to Melissa. "This is a good acquaintance of mine. His name is Manny. He has worked with me on the Lufenian project for over five years. He can get you started on the dig. I have to bring the staff back to the museum. I won't leave for a little bit, so, if you want to come, just say so. There should still be enough time to do the dig afterwards, depending on how long it takes." She assumed he meant how long the dig was going to take and not how long it would take to compare the two staffs. Either way, as Cid headed towards a tent sitting next to a Jeep, Melissa called out to him, "I'd like to go to the museum, too." She hoped he heard her, as she turned to face Manny.

    "Well, kid. Like he said, my name is Manny. I have been working on this for so long I can barely remember a time where my mind has not been filled with the possible wonders the Lufenians had. If you want to be able to dig, you first need to get changed." Melissa frowned, wondering why her jeans wouldn't suffice, before shrugging. Manny should know better than her what sort of conditions a dig would have. "Then, you need to get a few things from a man in the tent next to the dressing tent. You are going to need a shovel, a pickaxe, a hammer, and, most importantly, a toothbrush." Melissa blinked blankly at him. A...toothbrush was the most important thing? Huh. "Once you have all these things, I want you to come back here. We think over here might be a good place to dig."

    Melissa nodded her agreement, before going off to find the dressing tent. Once there, she searched for relatively clean clothes in her size and quickly changed into them, keeping an eye on the doorway the whole time even as Wildfire stood guard. After that, she folded her clothes and placed them into her knapsack, handing that off to Imp to watch over.

    "How come I've gotta watch over this?" the Misdreavus whined, pouting over being given the responsibility.

    "Because giving it to Wildfire would probably either end up having it drag along the ground or being caught on fire," she replied patiently. Wildfire looked sheepish as Melissa replaced him on her shoulder. "Besides, you're a much lower level than he is. If worst come to worst, I'd feel better if you didn't get caught up in any fighting yet."

    "I'm a lot higher level than I was when we arrived," Imp grumbled, but carried the bag as they went to the man nearby to pick up a shovel, pickaxe, hammer, and toothbrush. They then returned to where they'd left Manny and Imp's mood picked up at the prospect of beginning the dig.

    "We can start now, right, Mr. Manny?" she said excitedly once they were close by. "Right? Right? We got everything and she changed and we're back, so we can start, right?" She stared expectantly at the archaeologist, as Wildfire gave another sigh. He hoped the Misdreavus wasn't giving him and Melissa a bad impression with Manny. Melissa only watched Imp's actions with exasperation. She reminded the trainer of her little sister. Well, more like, her little sister on a sugar-high, but still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enchantress View Post
    Cortoza

    The Island
    The constant heat seeping up through Cortoza's volcanic soil has given the island a distinct tropical feel, a vast and winding rainforest taking up a large percentage of the land's mass and surrounding each of Cortoza's mountains. The rainforest is humid and full of life, but also very dangerous. The ground is unstable in certain areas making hiking through the forest dangerous even for the most experienced of guides. Several patches of arid, rocky land dot the island, where no vegetation will grow, and it's there that some of the strongest and most fearsome Pokémon roam.

    Crystal Resort: A comfortable and modern resort built on the edge of Lake Tyr for the tourists who are now frequenting Cortoza.
    After three years of studying Rowan has finally finished his study Business Economics. The ceremony was great, but the best part was that his parents were there to see him. But Rowan doesn't know what to do next now. He has thought about this moment for many hours, but now that the time is there he cannot make up his mind. His father wants him to join the family business, but deep in his heart Rowan wants to do what he wanted to do for a long, long time: go on a journey with his beloved Ralts.

    It is early in the morning as Rowan decides to write a letter to his parents.

    Dear father and mother

    Thank you for everything you have done for me.
    But I don't know what I want to do now just yet.
    I need some time alone, I will take Ralts with me and go to Cortoza.
    A vacation at a nice resort will do me good.

    Love,
    Rowan


    "Come on Ralts, wake up," says Rowan to his sleeping Pokémon, "it's time to go, we're going on a vacation."

    Ralts awakes at the voice of her trainer. She looks at him with sleepy eyes, wondering what's going on. But Rowan doesn't notice as he is too busy packing his stuff.

    "So many things to do now, I have to pack my stuff, I have to get a ticket ready, or should we use my father's boat? Would he mind? No I don't think he will." Rowan keeps talking as Ralts get up slowly, still tired at this early hour of the day. "And there are also a lot of things I still need to buy, should I do that on my way to the port? No, I should do that at the resort, they do have shops there do they?"

    An hour later Rowan is finished packing and takes his bag and goes on his way to the port, leaving the letter to his parents behind at the coffee table in the living room, followed closely by his Ralts.

    It is only a couple of hours later, nearing noon, before Rowan and Ralts are at the nearest port to take the boat to Cortoza. They use the trip to play, meet people on board and prepare themselves for that what lies ahead. They enjoy their time and it doesn't take too long, only a couple of days, before they arrive at the island port from where they take a taxi to the Crystal Resort to check in.

    "Well Ralts, it seems the vacation can start," says Rowan to his starter, who looks back at him with a loving smile, "we're here at the resort now, what to do next?"

    Rowan looks down to his Ralts. "I can see you're tired, let me carry you," says Rowan as he picks her up, "Let's just see what there is to do around here," Rowan says, and so he start walking around the resort with Ralts in his arms.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Plight of Leon View Post
    Mt. Ceniza
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    While your Drilbur is concerned about the platform, he begrudgingly follows you onto the platform. As you step onto the highest part, right above the lake, you hear another voice in your head.

    Lay onto the pedestal, little one. And all will be revealed to you.

    This time, Guaca actually yells out to you and stands in your way, but again, the seductive power of the woman's voice pulls you forward, in a complete trance. Guaca actually has to move out of the way to prevent from being stepped on. You lay down onto the platform, and you suddenly come back your senses. But, you find that you are paralyzed all over. You can't move at all. Looking up, you see that the wind is blowing in front of you. It turns green in front of you, and takes the shape of a woman.

    Well, you are about to do me a big favor. It has been sooooooo long since I have been able to do this.

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    Guaca

    The wind moves off of Rob's body, and you jump up on the pedestal to see how he is. You don't exactly trust Rob, but you don't want to see him hurt. Looking into his eyes, you see they are blank as a piece of paper. Looking above, you see the spirit. It hisses at you, not wanting you to disturb her prize. With a voice that stymied with hate, it yelled out, "LEAVE HIM ALONE!!! HE IS MINE!!!!" You were not going to let something horrible happen to Rob. That would be a bad thing to do, and you were not bad. You charge your claws up with purple energy, before slamming them into the rock, with the power of a GIGA IMPACT. Suddenly, the rock begins to crack and break, and suddenly, quake. "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!" The rock suddenly falls, and smashes into the lake. You grab on to Rob, and perform a RAPID SPIN, spinning around really fast, so that you could stay on the water's edge. Rob spins around fast to, but his weight it too much and he flies away, falling on the shore of the lake. You stop spinning and swim back to shore, and look at Rob. 'Oh no....what am I going to do now? There has to be something I can do to wake him up.' Suddenly, a path clears in front of you, as if of magic. You hear a voice inside of your head, saying:

    I can bring you to where his soul is held. You can save him...if you want.

    What will you do Guaca?
    Lay onto the pedestal, little one. And all will be revealed to you. The voice invaded Rob's mind once again, and this time, the seductive voice put him in a trance that didn't look like it was going to break as easily. The trainer moved without being able to do anything about it, or feel it, with him ignoring the presence of his companion as he walked over to platform, laying down on it as he reached the middle. "What happened?" Rob thought to himself, "What's happenning, why can't I move?!?!?" Something was paralyzing his whole body, and it wasn't long until a wind started blowing him from above, turning green and taking the shape of a woman. Well, you are about to do me a big favor. It has been sooooooo long since I have been able to do this.

    Rob felt completely confused, nothing like this had ever happened to him before, suddenly he felt something amazing, almost indescribable, as the wind woman was above him, before losing what little focus he had with an overpowering force taking over his mind, Trust me, you will love this. I will be yours...... Suddenly, horrible images filled Rob's head, of being a soldier being shot in the head and torso, "Ugh." Rob groaned, feeling the pain of the soldier, or was it him...? Trying to fight the presence with his own mind, it doesn't seem to be successful as Rob feels the other presence moan in pleasure. Please, please do that again. Rock my world. The next image seem to be almost as equally disturbing as the one right before, as Rob sees a man being tortured with a hot iron pressed against his face, and what's worse, he can feel the pain again! That is until the pain is mixed with the pleasure of the woman, which causes another sensation that Rob had never felt before.
    Almost, almost. Just one more. Rob then saw and felt the worst experience of them all, as a man stood in the middle of a city, just a bomb dropped over it, with the man's flesh melting off his body as the bomb's effect took place, after which he felt...nothing....

    Guaca could only look as his trainer was covered by the wind, his face filled with worry until the wind moved away from Rob's body. Guaca quickly moves close to Rob, trying to look in his blank eyes. Guaca fiddled his claws nervously as he saw the spirit above him and his trainer, "LEAVE HIM ALONE!!! HE IS MINE!!!!" yelled the spirit. While he didn't know Rob for long, he couldn't let anything happen to him, deciding to use Giga Impact to shatter the rock, which he manages to do successfully as the rock shatter beneath him. "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!" With the rock touching the lake now, Guaca used Rapid Spin to to stay on the water's edge, but it doesn't seem to work as Rob's body flies away, while Guaca swam to the shore, 'Oh no....what am I going to do now? There has to be something I can do to wake him up.' Guaca thought, as a path appeared in front of him, with a voice talking to him, I can bring you to where his soul is held. You can save him...if you want.

    Guaca could only look at the path nervously, as it might be another trick. But no, he couldn't let his trainer go, even if they didn't spend that much time together. What little time he spent with Rob, he grew a certain fondness to him. Guaca nervously wrestled with the idea of doing this, but it look like he had no choice, he had to listen and follow the path if it meant saving his trainer. The timid, ground mole took a deep breath before deciding to follow the path to his trainer's soul was, or so he was told...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrain View Post
    If there any mistakes, please feel free to let me know. If you guys respond quickly enough, I'll try to post another update before the end of October. Otherwise, monthly to bi-monthly updates from now on.

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    .oketim2:. - {Repost of your last update}

    Signaling to the woman your need for air, you swim up and grab a quick breath before diving back down just as fast. The woman still remains in her previous spot, hovering over the Poké Ball. Her hair fans out around her face in the water, and you can’t help but think how beautiful this woman is. She points yet again at the Ball, but seems to be increasing in impatience with each second. You comply with her silent command and pull against the object stuck in the mud, bracing yourself against the edge of the trench for more support. Jitterz begins to float away as you concentrate on this task, but he quickly recovers himself by grabbing onto your shirt. Bubbles start to escape from your mouth as you heave against the Ball with all your might… Pop!

    Suddenly the Poké Ball pops out of its resting place. Up close, you can see that chips and dents race all around the ball. Just what could have happened to it? Another question races through your mind, followed by another. How long has it been down here? Better yet, is there a Pokémon inside? Curiosity arisen, you gesture toward the surface, and begin to swim upwards. Being only about eight feet under, you and Jitterz breathe a sigh of relief a few seconds later as oxygen races into your lungs. The woman surfaces with you, beginning to swim towards the shore. Questions continue to arise within, but you can’t seem to get a clear grip on your thoughts. The entire situation’s just too confusing and strange.

    The woman rises out of the water, climbing the embankment that leads onto land. Turning, she notices your look of confusion, pausing to look at the Poké Ball you still clutch in your hand. “Thank you, thank you so much.” She hesitates, then resumes speaking. “You see, I lost the item that you hold now long ago. I have so dearly missed the Pokémon that resides within it… Thank you for helping me, but now I must go…” Her voice trails off into nothingness, but curiosity still plagues you. The woman turns, beginning to walk away. You call out to her, but a wave of weariness suddenly engulfs your body. Your limbs feel sluggish and soft, your eyes slowly begin to close. The last thing you see is the retreating form of the woman, right before she vanishes into thin air! Your drowsy limbs refuse to obey your commands any longer; you collapse to the ground into a deep sleep.

    ---

    “Hey, are you all right?”

    Suddenly your eyes snap open to see a young boy looking down over you. Memories begin to swim to the surface of your mind: the lake, the Poké Ball, the woman. You sit up slowly, looking around for any signs her, but to no avail. Looking around, you see the old Poké Ball lying a few feet away. The boy offers you a hand, helping you stand up. You question the boy whether he saw any signs of the mysterious girl, but he shakes his head in denial. As he shakes his head, however, his eyes begin to grow wide.

    “The woman… The woman of legend! You saw the ghost!” the boy shouts excitedly. “Tell me, what was she like?”

    How will you respond?

    "Ahhh, WERE AM I, WHO ARE YOU, WHERE IS SHE? ach" the questions flooded out of his mouth until he bit his tongue. "Yeah, I'm alright," Brier said to the boy as he liftted himself up. It wasn't until he move toward the boy that he remembered the Poké Ball in his hand. "Boy have you seen the woman around here, garbbed in black about this tall," raising his hand to be even with this shoulder.

    “The woman… The woman of legend! You saw the ghost!” the boy shouts excitedly. “Tell me, what was she like?”

    Brier shook his head, "It some what faint, but I'll say what I can. She was quite and calm, warmingly so. She had a way with pokemon, or at least my pokemon Jitterz. Wait! where is he?"

    *poke* "Down herez~~". Jitterz popped out from in under Brier's shirt, "Though you needed refibrulatingz." *Zap*

    "AHH, stop that! Okay now where was I? Oh the woman..." Brier said what he could recounting the dive, which brought back more detail of the woman like here auburn hair, the lack of sleep appearent on her face, but most of all the somber grey skin. "She told me thank you for retriving the Pokeball and how much the pokemon ment to her. I guess I should see If I can let it out, no telling how long it's been down there. Weather or not it works kid, please tell me about the woman's legend." Brier said activating the ball.

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    Despite your initial confusion about the whole situation, you find that a man grabs your arm and dargs you off towards the dressing building. Sheldon follows in haste, and you look at the man, who is dressed in a gray uniform with the same symbol on it. He has a grip of iron, and is easily able to drab you around, despite being such a small guy. When the both of you get in front of the building where you were going to be dressed, the man lets go, and you can finally see his face in its entirety. Nothing special. Gray eyes, with no facial hair. His hair was brown and in a crew cut. He looked like just a normal person, completely undistinguishable in a crowd. "Well, you sure have found yourself at the right place, let me tell you. This organization is at the cusp of scientific advancement, and you sir, are going to play a part in it." You still have one of those confused looks on your face, as you didn't even want to sign up for this. "Don't worry about now wanting to be here. I thought like that at first, but truly, it is not too bad. The pay is always nice, and, if you find an artefact, you can get some big bonuses. Just try it out, you might find that you will like it here after all." The man opens to door and shuts you inside, causing the lights in the building to turn on.

    You find yourself in a warehouse, and another man walks you to a closet with the number 306, and took out a stamp and pressed it on the locker, with the words, 'IN USE." "Your outfit is in there. If you are not dressed in five minutes, you will not get your pay for the day. So, get dressed as soon as possible." You open the locker to find a uniform just like the others wore. It was a beige/gray shirt with a collar and long sleeves, and has the logo of the tower and the letters LS on it. The pants were khaki like pants, probably so that one could dig at a sight easier, again beige, but with no logo on it. There didn't seem to be anybody around, though, they would probably check up on you in a couple of minutes.

    What will you do?

    Karmas looked at the locker, still in a state of disbelief. What was going on? None of this was anything that he had signed up for, and he had no idea what on earth was actually happening, other than that whatever this organization was, they were on the cusp of a scientific achievement. Whoop de freaking doo! Still he thought that he should probably get changed into the clothes, that man sounded serious. Though to be honest, Karmas wasn't exactly worried about not getting paid. The trainer sheepishly glanced around the room, to make sure that there was no one there who could see him getting changed. He quickly tugged off his clothes, and pulled on the unfamiliar clothing.

    Beside him, Sheldon watched in amazement, he had never seen what his owner looked like without his soft shell on. He looked really pale, maybe it had to do with that layer of blubber that Karmas had. Maybe it was there to make sure that he stayed nice and warm underneath his shell. Yeah that sounded about right. Karmas really was very thoughtful trainer, and Sheldon was more than convinced that he had a Tirtouga's heart.

    Karmas looked over at Sheldon, slightly weirded out by the incredibly intense look that he had on his turtle face. He finished buttoning up the shirt and had a quick look over to make sure that he had put everything on properly. Satisfied that he did, Karmas stood there and realised that he didn't know if someone was going to come and collect him, or whether he just had to go outside.

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