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    The Glacier Islands
    The Arctic Zone

    A chain of islands made up of enormous glaciers set deep in the Southern Ocean. The weather is extremely harsh and if you're not careful you could freeze to death in an instant. It's so cold that even with increases of a few degrees, temperatures will generally remain below the melting point of ice (0°C or 32°F). A relentless and unwelcoming terrain, people rarely ever set foot here before the discovery of precious metal ores buried deep within the ice. Since then, as the mining industry has grown, so too have people's general interest in the region. This influx of people has resulted in the discovery of areas nobody previously knew existed as well as Pokémon that are rarely seen in warmer climates. These discoveries have led to stories of strange and wonderful places, and as word spreads more and more people are visiting the Glacier Islands. Perhaps the most surprising, and as yet unfounded, story about these glaciers are the rumoured reports of a secret area where a mysterious and very strong Pokémon resides, sleeping deep within the ice. Whether there is any truth to it or not, this rumour has attracted Pokémon trainers who now roam the Glacier Islands in search of this mystery area.


    The Polar Region
    Once covered by an ice sheet the polar ice caps are made up of many icebergs and glaciers, some more habitable than others. Icy islands, frozen forests, chilly caverns, and much more are providing people with plenty of reason to explore. Recently, a number of settlements have risen as those who wish to explore the area more thoroughly have set up for long-term stays.

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    Alpha Station: A research base set up on a large iceberg near the main mining colony, Alpha Station is the largest of the research stations in the polar region. Data collected from the other research centres in the region are sent here for examination.

    The Icy Wastelands: A dry region of little rainfall, extreme temperatures, and sparse vegetation. No sand here, only ice and snow for miles and miles. Not the most ideal place for a holiday but whatever floats your boat. Some Pokémon roam these plains but for the most part take the surroundings into their personalities; cold, harsh and deadly...

    The Settlements: The native Eskimo's have settlements all over the Glacier Islands so it's quite possible you'll stumble across one of them during your travels. Some locals are more tourist friendly than others, so don't always be expecting a friendly smile from the Glacier Island natives.

    Terror Mountain: Sitting in the centre of the Glacier Islands is an iceberg of monolithic proportions known only as Terror Mountain. Taller than the highest of the Arctic Alps, many rumours abound of a ghost town set somewhere within its icy ranges but due to the avalanches common to this mountain no one has ever returned to verify its existence.

    Snowstorm Isle: A large glacier, once a calm and passive island, is now constantly ravaged by snowstorms which keeps most travellers at bay. Many wonder why the sudden change in weather conditions, but few dare brave the raging blizzards in an effort to find out. Sometimes, if you listen hard enough, the roars of a creature can be heard. Is it only the wind, or is something else out here?



    The Southern Ocean
    The Southern Ocean is cold, harsh, and unforgiving. Below freezing temperatures make these waters a haven for some Pokémon while keeping most at bay. These waters are said to hide many secrets, some of them ancient, with few people brave enough to explore their depths. Pokémon activists are often found scouring the seas to stop poachers intent of catching and killing some of the rarer species, including whales, which are a protected species in this region. If you're daring enough to challenge these seas, you may encounter more than you'd bargained for.

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    Epsilon Station: An underwater research facility you'll need a Pokémon with Dive if you're wanting to visit here. Mainly used to study the marine life, it may be worth your while to visit if you intend to try exploring the vast southern seas.

    Glacial Palace: A palace carved from a large iceberg. Despite having been deserted now for hundreds of years, the ice had never melted. People flock here intrigued by the meaning behind this place, asking questions that may never be answered.

    Banshee Island: A mysterious island permanently shrouded in a thick fog. Due to the low visibility in the area sailors steer clear of it at all costs. When the water is perfectly still, with not a single wavelet lapping at the side of your boat, a piercing wail can be heard emanating from deep within the fog sending a chill up the spine of even the most seasoned sailors.

    The Abyss: A seemingly bottomless chasm protected by a thick layer of ice. You'll need some special equipment before even attempting to explore its unfathomable depths.

    Magnetic Island: A lone glacier, one that continuously sails around the Glacier Islands, never leaving it's course. Mysterious....



    Crystal City
    Crystal City is a technologically advanced area located in the central area of the Glacier Islands where many trainers find refuge from the harsh surrounding environment. Despite the fact it is surrounded by minus zero temperatures, its advanced technology ensures the climate never falls below 10°C (50°F) within the city limits. It has many attractions including Pokémon battle arenas, Pokémon shops and a hotel for weary travellers.

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    Beta Station: A research base where adventurous trainers can obtain a quest or two from the researchers stationed here.

    Ice Hotel: Carved out of the glacial ice itself, even the decor is sculpted from ice. Surprisingly warm inside, this fancy luxury igloo is definitely a place to stay for at least one night for the experience alone.

    Residential Area: The residential area of Crystal City, the homes here are a mixture of natural and man-made materials. Most residents are happy to chat with sightseer's, and will often offer advice in regards to the hazards as well as rumoured stories about the Glacier Islands.

    Ice Arenas: An area of Crystal City devoted to Icy Pokémon Battles. Tournaments are frequently held here.

    Crystal Port: The drop-off point for the city's supplies, some of the more curious wild Pokémon can be found here looking for a feed from the sailors and cityfolk who are passing through. More friendly than the majority of the wild Pokémon in this region some even find their way onto the boats owned by the locals, most of whom don't mind the invasion.



    The Arctic Alps
    A beautiful snow-capped mountain range. Far more dangerous than it looks, the Arctic Alps are a challenging area to travel. Avalanches and storms are common, and the Pokémon fierce. The Delta and Zeta research centres can be found somewhere in these ranges, their locations kept secret causing many to wonder what kind of research is so important that it needs to be kept hidden. Hmm...

    Areas:
    Frozen Temple: An old, seemingly forgotten temple. Icy winds whistle through its corridors sending a shiver up the spine of those brave enough to enter its hallowed halls.

    Tranquil Lake: Within the Arctic Alps lies a peaceful, quiet lake covered by a thin layer of ice. Tranquil Lake is heavily surrounded by enormous trees which keep is secluded. It is rumoured that within the lake lies ancient creatures who haven't seen the world for centuries.

    Pine Wood: The eerily silent Pine Wood has pristine snow conditions which attracts many trainers and tourists alike. The most charming feature of these woods is often considered to be its enormous pine trees; it truly gives this wood the feeling of peace and purity. This place is perfect for young rookies to adventure... Or is it?

    Forest Lodge: A hotel located near to a hot spring. Spend a night or a week, Forest Lodge is a comfortable rest stop for those weary from travelling.

    Ski Resort: A ski resort located near to the top of one of the tallest mountains. You'll find more tourists than trainers here, but there is a Pokémon Centre if you're wanting to make use of its facilities.



    Snowy Oasis
    An oasis in the icy tundra of the Glacier Islands is a large glacier that for some unknown reason is spared the same extremely harsh weather conditions as the rest of the polar region. Being far more habitable than the rest of the region, people flock here as it is a wonderfully pleasant area to explore. Snow is common here and while the mountains are nowhere near as tall as the Arctic Alps they've certainly attracted a lot of attention from developers who have already built two ski resorts. Snowstorms are rare in this area, but those that do occur are fiercer than most.

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    Oaktree Port: A small but busy port area with a few warehouses and a couple of rows of storage sheds. Sometimes wild Pokémon can be found scrounging for food.

    Eta Station: A research base dedicated to gathering and studying samples taken from the local terrain as well as its wildlife. It's not uncommon for trainers to be recruited to perform various tasks for the researchers stationed here.

    Aspen and Pine Resorts: These two ski resorts, each named after the trees that surround their respective locations, are situated on the pristine white slopes of two of the tallest mountains in the area. A prospective third location, Cedar Resort, is in the planning stages, but there is much opposition to the idea from locals and resort staff alike.

    Snowflake Village: A pretty little village started by early explorers who fell in love with the local climate and wildlife. The recent influx in mining and tourism has seen the village grow in recent years. Whether you're passing through or planning to stay a while, the local tavern offers cheap rates to suit your needs.

    Frosty Cavern: A gaping cavern located on the mountainside, the entrance concealed by a plantation of fir trees making it hard to find unless you're looking for it. The plentiful stalagmites and stalactites that form this place causing the entrance to resemble the mouth of a monster's ferocious roar; not unlike the sound that occasionally reverberates throughout its icy halls to send a chill up the spine of those who hear it.



    The Glacier Mines
    Set just east of the island chain is a huge glacier, so large that it sits sealed to the ocean floor. Enter at your own risk but be sure to bring something warm as it'll get way below freezing as you move further down into the winding tunnels of the icy caverns. Some trek here hoping to find a nice stone to make into jewellery, but others have an ulterior motive as somewhere deep down in the deepest depths of the Glacier Mines is a special area where some extinct as well as new species of Pokémon reside. Searching for them will be hazardous enough, but even then there's no guarantee you'll find them.

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    Gamma Station: A research base dedicated to studying ores dug up from the ice, Gamma Station isn't the most interesting of places to visit unless you're really into Geology.

    Orion Mine: This mine is by far the largest of the three Glacier Island mines with tunnels forking off in so many directions it'll be surprising if you don't get lost. It is not advised for trainers to enter this mine at all, let alone by themselves, although many do due to the abundance of Ice Pokémon who have settled in to make these icy tunnels home.

    Corvus Mine: This mine is only half the size of it's neighbour, the Orion Mine, and has far less twists and turns making it much easier to navigate. The miners certainly won't stop curious trainers from looking around, but don't expect them to welcome you with open arms as they have a dim view of people trekking through the tunnels alone and unsupervised.

    Hydra Mine: The newest of the icy mines, this mine is by far the deepest as the miners have been ordered to dig as deep as they possibly can. Not too interesting for trainers unless what they're looking for is really, really old.

    The Abandoned Mine: The original mine shaft, this mine has long since been abandoned. Stories abound of unexplained accidents and a terrible tragedy that led to this mine being boarded up and sealed permanently several years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by enchantress View Post
    The Glacier Islands
    The Arctic Zone

    A chain of islands made up of enormous glaciers set deep in the Southern Ocean. The weather is extremely harsh and if you're not careful you could freeze to death in an instant. It's so cold that even with increases of a few degrees, temperatures will generally remain below the melting point of ice (0°C or 32°F). A relentless and unwelcoming terrain, people rarely ever set foot here before the discovery of precious metal ores buried deep within the ice. Since then, as the mining industry has grown, so too have people's general interest in the region. This influx of people has resulted in the discovery of areas nobody previously knew existed as well as Pokémon that are rarely seen in warmer climates. These discoveries have led to stories of strange and wonderful places, and as word spreads more and more people are visiting the Glacier Islands. Perhaps the most surprising, and as yet unfounded, story about these glaciers are the rumoured reports of a secret area where a mysterious and very strong Pokémon resides, sleeping deep within the ice. Whether there is any truth to it or not, this rumour has attracted Pokémon trainers who now roam the Glacier Islands in search of this mystery area.

    Crystal City
    Crystal City is a technologically advanced area located in the central area of the Glacier Islands where many trainers find refuge from the harsh surrounding environment. Despite the fact it is surrounded by minus zero temperatures, its advanced technology ensures the climate never falls below 10°C (50°F) within the city limits. It has many attractions including Pokémon battle arenas, Pokémon shops and a hotel for weary travellers.

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    Ice Arenas: An area of Crystal City devoted to Icy Pokémon Battles. Tournaments are frequently held here, but no fire types are allowed to enter.
    Stacey had a knack for choosing harsh environments to travel to and this one sat atop that pedestal as the harshest. She was wrapped in her warmest winter wear which consisted of dark blue skinny jeans tucked into knee high black fur boots, a long sleeved black top under a thick burgundy fleece lined jumper. Completing the outfit was a thick white coat with the black fur-lined hood pulled over the wearers face and a burgundy scarf. She stood still staring at a city in the distance her boots nearly full amerced in the snow. It took a lot of strength not to shiver under her layers of clothes but the Pokemon next to her looked well at home. The Froslass floated back and forth every now and then scooping up snow and throwing it into the air dancing underneath as it fell.

    "I'm glad you're having fun" Stacey said managing a smile. This was not her choice of locations, Eve had been cooped up in Daycare for months and since she had been out she had not had any fun. She let Eve choose where to travel to and being an Ice type she chose somewhere she'd feel most comfortable. The two of them finished their scouting of the environment and began to walk towards the lone habitation in the snow covered land. The snow became easier to walk through as they neared the city and Stacey's eyes widened as she took in the beautiful buildings. It was a sight to see for sure. The buildings looked clean and crisp and she could see the technology used here was was very advanced many pieces being items she had never seen or could ever dream of.

    They felt the temperature rise to a more comfortable level as they entered the city and Eve pouted, she had enjoyed the cold; at least it wasn't too warm! They both looked around and saw various places to visit including a gorgeous looking hotel carved out of ice, what looked like a laboratory and a side road that lead to a residential area. They soon found themselves heading towards what was signposted as the Icy Arenas. Intrigued, they approaches the arenas and Stacey found herself smiling brighter. It had been a long time since she had a battle with her Pokemon, she couldn't recall if Eve had even had a Pokemon battle apart from the assist she gave her others years ago when she was a baby Snorunt.

    "What do you think to checking out these battle arenas, maybe there's competition or tournament we can enter together." Eve nodded her head tinkling laughter of excitement coming from her. They both walked towards the arenas looking for a good challenge.


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    Quote Originally Posted by enchantress View Post
    The Glacier Islands
    The Arctic Zone

    A chain of islands made up of enormous glaciers set deep in the Southern Ocean. The weather is extremely harsh and if you're not careful you could freeze to death in an instant. It's so cold that even with increases of a few degrees, temperatures will generally remain below the melting point of ice (0°C or 32°F). A relentless and unwelcoming terrain, people rarely ever set foot here before the discovery of precious metal ores buried deep within the ice. Since then, as the mining industry has grown, so too have people's general interest in the region. This influx of people has resulted in the discovery of areas nobody previously knew existed as well as Pokémon that are rarely seen in warmer climates. These discoveries have led to stories of strange and wonderful places, and as word spreads more and more people are visiting the Glacier Islands. Perhaps the most surprising, and as yet unfounded, story about these glaciers are the rumoured reports of a secret area where a mysterious and very strong Pokémon resides, sleeping deep within the ice. Whether there is any truth to it or not, this rumour has attracted Pokémon trainers who now roam the Glacier Islands in search of this mystery area.

    Crystal City
    Crystal City is a technologically advanced area located in the central area of the Glacier Islands where many trainers find refuge from the harsh surrounding environment. Despite the fact it is surrounded by minus zero temperatures, its advanced technology ensures the climate never falls below 10°C (50°F) within the city limits. It has many attractions including Pokémon battle arenas, Pokémon shops and a hotel for weary travellers.

    Crystal Port: The drop-off point for the city's supplies, some of the more curious wild Pokémon can be found here looking for a feed from the sailors and cityfolk who are passing through. More friendly than the majority of the wild Pokémon in this region some even find their way onto the boats owned by the locals, most of whom don't mind the invasion.

    Chad disembarked from the ship. Although he was on a cargo ship, the captain did allow a small number of passengers if they agreed to help with some of the chores. "So this is Crystal Port. It would figure that to find a place Mom and Dad have yet to see, I'd have to travel as far south as the Glacier Islands," he said as he walked down the ramp. At the bottom of the ramp, the ship's First Mate greeted him.

    "Welcome to The Glacier Islands. This is the port of Crystal City," said the First Mate. Chad began to take off his heavy coat. "Don't be fooled by the mild temperatures here. The wonders of technology keep the temps in the city well above freezing. If your plans take you out of Crystal City, be sure to stay warm." The First Mate extended his hand to Chad. "On behalf of the captain, I'd like to thank you for your help in the galley." Chad nodded and shook the First Mate's hand.

    Chad turned and started walking down the pier.


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    Quote Originally Posted by enchantress View Post
    The Glacier Islands
    The Arctic Zone

    A chain of islands made up of enormous glaciers set deep in the Southern Ocean. The weather is extremely harsh and if you're not careful you could freeze to death in an instant. It's so cold that even with increases of a few degrees, temperatures will generally remain below the melting point of ice (0°C or 32°F). A relentless and unwelcoming terrain, people rarely ever set foot here before the discovery of precious metal ores buried deep within the ice. Since then, as the mining industry has grown, so too have people's general interest in the region. This influx of people has resulted in the discovery of areas nobody previously knew existed as well as Pokémon that are rarely seen in warmer climates. These discoveries have led to stories of strange and wonderful places, and as word spreads more and more people are visiting the Glacier Islands. Perhaps the most surprising, and as yet unfounded, story about these glaciers are the rumoured reports of a secret area where a mysterious and very strong Pokémon resides, sleeping deep within the ice. Whether there is any truth to it or not, this rumour has attracted Pokémon trainers who now roam the Glacier Islands in search of this mystery area.

    Snowy Oasis
    An oasis in the icy tundra of the Glacier Islands is a large glacier that for some unknown reason is spared the same extremely harsh weather conditions as the rest of the polar region. Being far more habitable than the rest of the region, people flock here as it is a wonderfully pleasant area to explore. Snow is common here and while the mountains are nowhere near as tall as the Arctic Alps they've certainly attracted a lot of attention from developers who have already built two ski resorts. Snowstorms are rare in this area, but those that do occur are fiercer than most.


    Frosty Cavern: A gaping cavern located on the mountainside, the entrance concealed by a plantation of fir trees making it hard to find unless you're looking for it. The plentiful stalagmites and stalactites that form this place causing the entrance to resemble the mouth of a monster's ferocious roar; not unlike the sound that occasionally reverberates throughout its icy halls to send a chill up the spine of those who hear it.


    Fiona and her Purrloin slowly walked through the very snowy oasis, barely making out anything due to the blizzard. Black, her Purrloin, tried to make out any shelter in the blizzard. "Gosh...It's c-cold in here..." Fiona muttered under her breath. Black rolled her eyes and then continued searching. Fiona continued walking in the deep hole when she thought she saw a house, but it was a rock. "Gosh...are we gonna make it...?" Fiona asked, and Black slapped her in the ear. "What did you do that for?!" Fiona stubbornly asked. Black pretended to look innocent and then went back to searching. "I'll send you to obedience school someday, I swear...". Fiona turned her head saw a bundle of fir tree's in the distance. Black pointed to the fir tree's and made a couple of gestures. "Black, do you suppose we could use the trees as shelter for a bit?" She asked, and Black nodded. As Fiona headed to the fir tree's, obviously eager. When she reached them. Black got off and began cleaning herself with the fir tree's leaves. Fiona let out a breath of relief, and leaned against a tree, which instantly fell over. "Woah... root's must of been loose." Fiona said a second after catching her breath. But then she saw Black eagerly pointing behind her, and as she turned around she saw a deep cave that could go on for miles. The entrance was covered in stalagmites and stalactites that resembled a monster's head in a way. Black and Fiona looked at each other, nodded, and headed in.


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    Quote Originally Posted by enchantress View Post
    The Glacier Islands
    The Arctic Zone

    A chain of islands made up of enormous glaciers set deep in the Southern Ocean. The weather is extremely harsh and if you're not careful you could freeze to death in an instant. It's so cold that even with increases of a few degrees, temperatures will generally remain below the melting point of ice (0°C or 32°F). A relentless and unwelcoming terrain, people rarely ever set foot here before the discovery of precious metal ores buried deep within the ice. Since then, as the mining industry has grown, so too have people's general interest in the region. This influx of people has resulted in the discovery of areas nobody previously knew existed as well as Pokémon that are rarely seen in warmer climates. These discoveries have led to stories of strange and wonderful places, and as word spreads more and more people are visiting the Glacier Islands. Perhaps the most surprising, and as yet unfounded, story about these glaciers are the rumoured reports of a secret area where a mysterious and very strong Pokémon resides, sleeping deep within the ice. Whether there is any truth to it or not, this rumour has attracted Pokémon trainers who now roam the Glacier Islands in search of this mystery area.


    The Arctic Alps
    A beautiful snow-capped mountain range. Far more dangerous than it looks, the Arctic Alps are a challenging area to travel. Avalanches and storms are common, and the Pokémon fierce. The Delta and Zeta research centres can be found somewhere in these ranges, their locations kept secret causing many to wonder what kind of research is so important that it needs to be kept hidden. Hmm...

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    Frozen Temple: An old, seemingly forgotten temple. Icy winds whistle through its corridors sending a shiver up the spine of those brave enough to enter its hallowed halls.
    Ellen was ready. Her first adventure in years, she had been dying to visit and explore a remote and strange region for a long time, like a 'proper' trainer. She let her Bayleef, Mangrove, out; it was the first time the pokemon had ever been in an exotic and wild location like this. Mangrove stamped her feet a little and snorted at the sudden bite of cold air on her feet and nose, but forgot all about it when she looked around.

    In front of them stood the frozen temple: something Ellen had only dreamed of exploring a few years ago. Both looked up in wonder at the old, magnificent building: the columns coated with threads of ice, the huge entrance, adorned with strange stone carvings of letters from an ancient, unknown language and pictures of weird and wonderful pokemon that she'd never seen. Icicles hung everywhere, glinting in the weak sunlight, adding touches of sparkle to the old, cold building. The temple spires added an overall sense of regality to the place.

    It was deathly quiet and freezing cold: Ellen was already wrapped up in her warmest layers. She felt sorry for her Bayleef, but the creature seemed unbothered by the cold for now, as she stared in awe at the temple, and then proceeded to nose at the weird white stuff (snow) all around her.

    "Shall we go?" She asked her companion excitedly. The Pokemon nodded in response and they proceeded up the icy, crumbling steps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by enchantress View Post
    The Glacier Islands
    The Arctic Zone

    A chain of islands made up of enormous glaciers set deep in the Southern Ocean. The weather is extremely harsh and if you're not careful you could freeze to death in an instant. It's so cold that even with increases of a few degrees, temperatures will generally remain below the melting point of ice (0°C or 32°F). A relentless and unwelcoming terrain, people rarely ever set foot here before the discovery of precious metal ores buried deep within the ice. Since then, as the mining industry has grown, so too have people's general interest in the region. This influx of people has resulted in the discovery of areas nobody previously knew existed as well as Pokémon that are rarely seen in warmer climates. These discoveries have led to stories of strange and wonderful places, and as word spreads more and more people are visiting the Glacier Islands. Perhaps the most surprising, and as yet unfounded, story about these glaciers are the rumoured reports of a secret area where a mysterious and very strong Pokémon resides, sleeping deep within the ice. Whether there is any truth to it or not, this rumour has attracted Pokémon trainers who now roam the Glacier Islands in search of this mystery area.


    The Arctic Alps
    A beautiful snow-capped mountain range. Far more dangerous than it looks, the Arctic Alps are a challenging area to travel. Avalanches and storms are common, and the Pokémon fierce. The Delta and Zeta research centres can be found somewhere in these ranges, their locations kept secret causing many to wonder what kind of research is so important that it needs to be kept hidden. Hmm...


    Pine Wood: The eerily silent Pine Wood has pristine snow conditions which attracts many trainers and tourists alike. The most charming feature of these woods is often considered to be its enormous pine trees; it truly gives this wood the feeling of peace and purity. This place is perfect for young rookies to adventure... Or is it?

    Hugo shivers in the cold as he wanders into the wooded area. He looks up and sees the sun buried from the tops of the enormous evergreens. A peaceful snow falls, gently grazing Hugo's face.

    "So calm. Just what I needed. This seems like it could be a great place to clear my head."

    Hugo wanders a bit more, finding a small stump. He brushes off the snow and pulls a sandwich from his bag and begins to eat.

    After he has finished his sandwich, he curls into a ball on the stump.

    "So cold...so...peaceful," Hugo announces.

    He begins to doze off among the trees. Krabby popped out of his Pokeball, the typically tropical Pokemon shivering in the cold. He notices Hugo's sleep, his face beginning to turn a little blue. Panicking, Krabby grabs Hugo's leg with a Vicegrip. The trainer quickly awakens with a jolt of pain and leaps into the air. Realizing he may have just been saved from death, he looks to Krabby.

    "Krabby...you saved me..."

    *click click*

    "It's so cold. And so quiet. Is there anyone else out here?" Hugo hears his voice echo through the trees. The duo wander off into the wooded area, slowly investigating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by enchantress View Post
    The Glacier Islands
    The Arctic Zone

    Snowy Oasis
    An oasis in the icy tundra of the Glacier Islands is a large glacier that for some unknown reason is spared the same extremely harsh weather conditions as the rest of the polar region. Being far more habitable than the rest of the region, people flock here as it is a wonderfully pleasant area to explore. Snow is common here and while the mountains are nowhere near as tall as the Arctic Alps they've certainly attracted a lot of attention from developers who have already built two ski resorts. Snowstorms are rare in this area, but those that do occur are fiercer than most.

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    Snowflake Village: A pretty little village started by early explorers who fell in love with the local climate and wildlife. The recent influx in mining and tourism has seen the village grow in recent years. Whether you're passing through or planning to stay a while, the local tavern offers cheap rates to suit your needs.


    The bitter arctic chill in the air that Andy had felt on his journey here seemed to dissipate almost instantly amongst the bustling crowds as he walked through the streets of Snowflake Village. His head turned this way and that to take in all the scenery. It had certainly been a while since he'd felt such a part of society.

    "It would certainly be nice to rest awhile," Said Andy to himself, as he had a habit of doing, "and maybe stock up on some supplies."

    As he walked he passed a small tavern, the door suddenly swung open as people came and went, and with it came the sounds of laughter and bustling conversation, and the enticing smell of ales and warm food.
    Suddenly Andy felt that his bones ached and his stomach rumbled more than they ever had before. He didn't even remember walking in until he found himself standing at the bar.

    Leaning over it slightly and trying to catch the attention of one of the staff he asked loudly over the other voices, "Who do I see about finding somewhere to stay for the night?" A thought suddenly dawned on him, "I don't have much money though, so i'm not looking for anything fancy. And if you'll allow it, i'd be more than willing to work off what i'd owe."

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    Quote Originally Posted by enchantress View Post
    The Glacier Islands
    The Arctic Zone

    A chain of islands made up of enormous glaciers set deep in the Southern Ocean. The weather is extremely harsh and if you're not careful you could freeze to death in an instant. It's so cold that even with increases of a few degrees, temperatures will generally remain below the melting point of ice (0°C or 32°F). A relentless and unwelcoming terrain, people rarely ever set foot here before the discovery of precious metal ores buried deep within the ice. Since then, as the mining industry has grown, so too have people's general interest in the region. This influx of people has resulted in the discovery of areas nobody previously knew existed as well as Pokémon that are rarely seen in warmer climates. These discoveries have led to stories of strange and wonderful places, and as word spreads more and more people are visiting the Glacier Islands. Perhaps the most surprising, and as yet unfounded, story about these glaciers are the rumoured reports of a secret area where a mysterious and very strong Pokémon resides, sleeping deep within the ice. Whether there is any truth to it or not, this rumour has attracted Pokémon trainers who now roam the Glacier Islands in search of this mystery area.




    The Arctic Alps
    A beautiful snow-capped mountain range. Far more dangerous than it looks, the Arctic Alps are a challenging area to travel. Avalanches and storms are common, and the Pokémon fierce. The Delta and Zeta research centres can be found somewhere in these ranges, their locations kept secret causing many to wonder what kind of research is so important that it needs to be kept hidden. Hmm...



    Tranquil Lake: Within the Arctic Alps lies a peaceful, quiet lake covered by a thin layer of ice. Tranquil Lake is heavily surrounded by enormous trees which keep is secluded. It is rumoured that within the lake lies ancient creatures who haven't seen the world for centuries.

    Myrrh felt like he was in his element. He rather enjoyed the cold and especially enjoyed snowy weather, so much so that he often dresses slightly lighter than most would. He foolishly did the same as he started to make his way out, but quickly saw how cold Mother Nature could really get and put on some more clothing to get warmer. Though he still seemed to be equipped a bit less than the others he has seen...

    Myrrh looked at the vast white surrounding him as he started to make his way towards the Tranquil Lake alone. He did not think it wise to bring out his pokemon until needed so as to spare them the cold touch of Mother Nature he was experiencing.

    The supposed peacefulness of the lake is what drew Myrrh to it, but he hopes that things aren't quite too peaceful during his stay there...
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    Quote Originally Posted by enchantress View Post
    The Glacier Islands
    The Arctic Zone

    A chain of islands made up of enormous glaciers set deep in the Southern Ocean. The weather is extremely harsh and if you're not careful you could freeze to death in an instant. It's so cold that even with increases of a few degrees, temperatures will generally remain below the melting point of ice (0°C or 32°F). A relentless and unwelcoming terrain, people rarely ever set foot here before the discovery of precious metal ores buried deep within the ice. Since then, as the mining industry has grown, so too have people's general interest in the region. This influx of people has resulted in the discovery of areas nobody previously knew existed as well as Pokémon that are rarely seen in warmer climates. These discoveries have led to stories of strange and wonderful places, and as word spreads more and more people are visiting the Glacier Islands. Perhaps the most surprising, and as yet unfounded, story about these glaciers are the rumoured reports of a secret area where a mysterious and very strong Pokémon resides, sleeping deep within the ice. Whether there is any truth to it or not, this rumour has attracted Pokémon trainers who now roam the Glacier Islands in search of this mystery area.


    Crystal City
    Crystal City is a technologically advanced area located in the central area of the Glacier Islands where many trainers find refuge from the harsh surrounding environment. Despite the fact it is surrounded by minus zero temperatures, its advanced technology ensures the climate never falls below 10°C (50°F) within the city limits. It has many attractions including Pokémon battle arenas, Pokémon shops and a hotel for weary travellers.

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    Beta Station: A research base where adventurous trainers can obtain a quest or two from the researchers stationed here.
    Mike, wrapped up in all his clothes after braving the snowy weather outside the walls, made his way through the Crystal City. Shaking off the snow he threw his Pokeball into the air releasing a small Pokemon. He picked up his faithful Abra and placed him atop his shoulders. The small psychic Pokemon sat atop his trainers shoulders trying to get the rest of its 18 hours of sleep. The trainer had taken refuge in this City to escape the harsh surroundings in the Glacier Islands. Mike was amazed at how the City could remain at such a tempertaure despite the current climate.

    As the trainer walked through the vast streets, a small building caught his eye. The sign read *Beta Station - Helpers wanted* . Mike stood and stared at the building, he nudged his partner. "What do you think Abra?" said Mike, the sleeping Pokemon woke with annoyed look on his face, "Don't be like that, you've been sleeping for hours, cmon". The pair went towards the building wondering what adventures await them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by enchantress View Post
    The Glacier Islands
    The Arctic Zone

    A chain of islands made up of enormous glaciers set deep in the Southern Ocean. The weather is extremely harsh and if you're not careful you could freeze to death in an instant. It's so cold that even with increases of a few degrees, temperatures will generally remain below the melting point of ice (0°C or 32°F). A relentless and unwelcoming terrain, people rarely ever set foot here before the discovery of precious metal ores buried deep within the ice. Since then, as the mining industry has grown, so too have people's general interest in the region. This influx of people has resulted in the discovery of areas nobody previously knew existed as well as Pokémon that are rarely seen in warmer climates. These discoveries have led to stories of strange and wonderful places, and as word spreads more and more people are visiting the Glacier Islands. Perhaps the most surprising, and as yet unfounded, story about these glaciers are the rumoured reports of a secret area where a mysterious and very strong Pokémon resides, sleeping deep within the ice. Whether there is any truth to it or not, this rumour has attracted Pokémon trainers who now roam the Glacier Islands in search of this mystery area.

    Crystal City
    Crystal City is a technologically advanced area located in the central area of the Glacier Islands where many trainers find refuge from the harsh surrounding environment. Despite the fact it is surrounded by minus zero temperatures, its advanced technology ensures the climate never falls below 10°C (50°F) within the city limits. It has many attractions including Pokémon battle arenas, Pokémon shops and a hotel for weary travellers.

    Ice Hotel: Carved out of the glacial ice itself, even the decor is sculpted from ice. Surprisingly warm inside, this fancy luxury igloo is definitely a place to stay for at least one night for the experience alone.
    "This is, like, sooooooooooooo cool!"

    Charlotte skipped into the glamorous and mystifying Ice Hotel (with both Flare and her newest addition to the team Topaz safely withdrawn inside her Poke Ball, of course), marvelling at the beautifyl ice sculptures and ice furnitures. It was just like an igloo, but made out of ice instead of snow, and far bigger as well as more elaborate. It was even warmer inside - not that it was very cold outside, no, but this was even warmer. Although she was only staying here for a couple of nights, she wanted to be here forever (well, maybe not, it would be too boring for that).

    Charlotte wished that Flare and Topaz would be able to witness this wonder, but Flare would probably melt up the whole hotel in one second (not that Fire-Types were allowed, anyway), and Topaz would probably freeze to death the moment she touched the ice. Pity, Charlotte thought.

    Catching sight of the reception desk, she made her way over to it and ringed the bell, humming a song softly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by enchantress View Post
    The Glacier Islands
    The Arctic Zone

    A chain of islands made up of enormous glaciers set deep in the Southern Ocean. The weather is extremely harsh and if you're not careful you could freeze to death in an instant. It's so cold that even with increases of a few degrees, temperatures will generally remain below the melting point of ice (0°C or 32°F). A relentless and unwelcoming terrain, people rarely ever set foot here before the discovery of precious metal ores buried deep within the ice. Since then, as the mining industry has grown, so too have people's general interest in the region. This influx of people has resulted in the discovery of areas nobody previously knew existed as well as Pokémon that are rarely seen in warmer climates. These discoveries have led to stories of strange and wonderful places, and as word spreads more and more people are visiting the Glacier Islands. Perhaps the most surprising, and as yet unfounded, story about these glaciers are the rumoured reports of a secret area where a mysterious and very strong Pokémon resides, sleeping deep within the ice. Whether there is any truth to it or not, this rumour has attracted Pokémon trainers who now roam the Glacier Islands in search of this mystery area.


    The Polar Region
    Once covered by an ice sheet the polar ice caps are made up of many icebergs and glaciers, some more habitable than others. Icy islands, frozen forests, chilly caverns, and much more are providing people with plenty of reason to explore. Recently, a number of settlements have risen as those who wish to explore the area more thoroughly have set up for long-term stays.

    Terror Mountain: Sitting in the centre of the Glacier Islands is an iceberg of monolithic proportions known only as Terror Mountain. Taller than the highest of the Arctic Alps, many rumours abound of a ghost town set somewhere within its icy ranges but due to the avalanches common to this mountain no one has ever returned to verify its existence.
    As Asuka and her Espeon, Murasaki, stood grounded on the small snow dusted island, they couldn’t help but both be mesmerized at the monolithic size of the iceberg facing them. Even though the glacier was close to a mile away from where they were, it still consumed nearly the entire horizon. The sharp peaks and steep ledges seemed to be piercing the cloud-filled sky as heavy snowfall was apparent near the top. A shiver quickly ran down Asuka’s spine as she prospected the potential exploration of climbing the bleached crag. Although Asuka had heard of all the things happening inside the Crystal City as well as through the area’s mines, not being one in particular for social interaction with other humans she ruled out most of the other options. The kind of adventure of adventure she preferred had to be exciting; an experience only she would be able to stake claim to – Terror Mountain was perfect.

    “What do you think?” Asuka questioned her Espeon. Murasaki had never really left the protection of the daycare before, so the prospect of climbing something so terrifying intimidated him a little. Although this was, he could sense the excitement in Asuka’s voice so he gave an approving nod. So, together they headed into town to hitch a ride over to the foot of the glacier.

    Close to an hour later, Asuka disembarked the boat a resident was kind enough to transport her with. The chilling wind hardly affected her as she basically wrapped herself from head to foot in warm clothing, including a scarf to cover her face and a toboggan to warm her ears. She wasn’t quite accustomed to below-freezing weather, so whatever she could do to make her journey most comfortable she would do. The kind man who provided the ride divulged the story of the abandoned town rumored to be set somewhere within the mountain’s depths, which had made Asuka even more electrified about the journey the two would make. So, without further ado, side by side the human and Espeon took their first steps into the ridges and gradients of the mountain's base.
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    Quote Originally Posted by enchantress View Post
    The Glacier Islands
    The Arctic Zone

    A chain of islands made up of enormous glaciers set deep in the Southern Ocean. The weather is extremely harsh and if you're not careful you could freeze to death in an instant. It's so cold that even with increases of a few degrees, temperatures will generally remain below the melting point of ice (0°C or 32°F). A relentless and unwelcoming terrain, people rarely ever set foot here before the discovery of precious metal ores buried deep within the ice. Since then, as the mining industry has grown, so too have people's general interest in the region. This influx of people has resulted in the discovery of areas nobody previously knew existed as well as Pokémon that are rarely seen in warmer climates. These discoveries have led to stories of strange and wonderful places, and as word spreads more and more people are visiting the Glacier Islands. Perhaps the most surprising, and as yet unfounded, story about these glaciers are the rumoured reports of a secret area where a mysterious and very strong Pokémon resides, sleeping deep within the ice. Whether there is any truth to it or not, this rumour has attracted Pokémon trainers who now roam the Glacier Islands in search of this mystery area.

    Crystal City
    Crystal City is a technologically advanced area located in the central area of the Glacier Islands where many trainers find refuge from the harsh surrounding environment. Despite the fact it is surrounded by minus zero temperatures, its advanced technology ensures the climate never falls below 10°C (50°F) within the city limits. It has many attractions including Pokémon battle arenas, Pokémon shops and a hotel for weary travellers.

    Crystal Port: The drop-off point for the city's supplies, some of the more curious wild Pokémon can be found here looking for a feed from the sailors and cityfolk who are passing through. More friendly than the majority of the wild Pokémon in this region some even find their way onto the boats owned by the locals, most of whom don't mind the invasion.
    "I'm here. Finally..." Levin looks up to the sky. "Such.. freedom."
    He tapped the single Pokéball on his belt. "Minccino... this is the first day of the rest of our lives."

    Levin wore a thick red overcoat, black gloves and a Silk Scarf. Yes, it was meant for Minccino, but it was a heck of a lot warmer inside a Pokéball and she didn't mind lending it - however fashionable she seemed to think she looked when she wore it. Min didn't seem too fond of the idea of beginning their journey on the Arctic Zone. She was a fan of fireplaces, pillows and everything cozy and clean, and the perspective of spending the next months - years, maybe - dealing with sub-zero temperatures clearly didn't sit well with the chinchilla. But Levin insisted; he had his reasons. Ultimately she complied, as he knew she would.

    He looked around, taking in the scenery. For such a cold place, it was just as lively as he had heard. Crystal City's port was filled with ships dropping supplies, tourists and vendors on the docks. The air was chilly, but never too cold in Crystal City. The same could not be said of its surroundings...

    "If we can survive and grow strong
    here, no place on Earth will be too harsh in the future. The ice world of Glacier Islands will witness the rise of the greatest Pokémon Trainer in History!"

    But first things first. Getting acquainted with the place was the top priority for the moment. So, where to start...
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    Snowflake Village: A pretty little village started by early explorers who fell in love with the local climate and wildlife. The recent influx in mining and tourism has seen the village grow in recent years. Whether you're passing through or planning to stay a while, the local tavern offers cheap rates to suit your needs.
    Connor had just arrived at Snowflake Village. Unlike the last time he went on an icy area, this time Connor was prepared for the snowy environment. Accompanying him this time was Foster, his recently adopted Shuppet who was floating around looking around the village. Connor figured that he should give Gaspard a break and let Foster out and about for an adventure. The one thing that didn't change however was Connor's lack of sense of direction.

    "Eh...? Snowflake Village?" he said as he opened up a map of the Glacier Islands, "Whoa! I went further away from the Arctic Alps? I thought a took a left turn at that fork! Did I?" Connor remarked at how far away he is at his destination once again. He sighed at his predicament once again. Foster just laughed at him. "Shushushushu!" Connor just looked at Foster, "Yeah, this happens a lot to me Foster, you better get used to it... Oh well, might as well stay here for a while since we're here anyway!" to which Foster agreed, "Shu-Shuppet!" With that, Connor and Foster approached a small tavern, hoping to find a place to stay. "Excuse me, is there anywhere here where I can find a place to stay?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by enchantress View Post
    The Glacier Islands
    The Arctic Zone

    A chain of islands made up of enormous glaciers set deep in the Southern Ocean. The weather is extremely harsh and if you're not careful you could freeze to death in an instant. It's so cold that even with increases of a few degrees, temperatures will generally remain below the melting point of ice (0°C or 32°F). A relentless and unwelcoming terrain, people rarely ever set foot here before the discovery of precious metal ores buried deep within the ice. Since then, as the mining industry has grown, so too have people's general interest in the region. This influx of people has resulted in the discovery of areas nobody previously knew existed as well as Pokémon that are rarely seen in warmer climates. These discoveries have led to stories of strange and wonderful places, and as word spreads more and more people are visiting the Glacier Islands. Perhaps the most surprising, and as yet unfounded, story about these glaciers are the rumoured reports of a secret area where a mysterious and very strong Pokémon resides, sleeping deep within the ice. Whether there is any truth to it or not, this rumour has attracted Pokémon trainers who now roam the Glacier Islands in search of this mystery area.


    The Polar Region
    Once covered by an ice sheet the polar ice caps are made up of many icebergs and glaciers, some more habitable than others. Icy islands, frozen forests, chilly caverns, and much more are providing people with plenty of reason to explore. Recently, a number of settlements have risen as those who wish to explore the area more thoroughly have set up for long-term stays.

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    The Icy Wastelands: A dry region of little rainfall, extreme temperatures, and sparse vegetation. No sand here, only ice and snow for miles and miles. Not the most ideal place for a holiday but whatever floats your boat. Some Pokémon roam these plains but for the most part take the surroundings into their personalities; cold, harsh and deadly...

    "Star! Star!" The small bird chirped from inside the bag.

    "I know you're cold but this is for the best. We are not only here to become better fighters but to strengthen ourselves physically and mentally."

    "Star..." Jordan sighed as he dug his way deeper into the bag.

    Tyler stared out over the baron landscape. He looked around but besides the small trail now barely visible behind him, all he could see for miles and miles was snow and ice.

    "Think about it! If we can make it out here then we will be ready for almost everything! Were here, might as well try to find something." he said as the two wandered of into the empty landscape in front of them...
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    Quote Originally Posted by enchantress View Post
    The Glacier Islands
    The Arctic Zone

    A chain of islands made up of enormous glaciers set deep in the Southern Ocean. The weather is extremely harsh and if you're not careful you could freeze to death in an instant. It's so cold that even with increases of a few degrees, temperatures will generally remain below the melting point of ice (0°C or 32°F). A relentless and unwelcoming terrain, people rarely ever set foot here before the discovery of precious metal ores buried deep within the ice. Since then, as the mining industry has grown, so too have people's general interest in the region. This influx of people has resulted in the discovery of areas nobody previously knew existed as well as Pokémon that are rarely seen in warmer climates. These discoveries have led to stories of strange and wonderful places, and as word spreads more and more people are visiting the Glacier Islands. Perhaps the most surprising, and as yet unfounded, story about these glaciers are the rumoured reports of a secret area where a mysterious and very strong Pokémon resides, sleeping deep within the ice. Whether there is any truth to it or not, this rumour has attracted Pokémon trainers who now roam the Glacier Islands in search of this mystery area.


    Crystal City
    Crystal City is a technologically advanced area located in the central area of the Glacier Islands where many trainers find refuge from the harsh surrounding environment. Despite the fact it is surrounded by minus zero temperatures, its advanced technology ensures the climate never falls below 10°C (50°F) within the city limits. It has many attractions including Pokémon battle arenas, Pokémon shops and a hotel for weary travellers.

    Ice Arenas: An area of Crystal City devoted to Icy Pokémon Battles. Tournaments are frequently held here, but no fire types are allowed to enter.
    The Glacier Islands would probably look like a dragon tamer's worst nightmare. Its harsh and cold environments already test the limits of most living organisms, and dragons in particular are known for being almost allergic to ice. But Balmund knew better, and this area was precisely the kind of challenge he was looking for to further strengthen himself and his pokemon.

    He wasn't a stranger to such a cold climate; the Ice Path wasn't too far away from his native home at Blackthorn afterall, but that didn't mean he was particularly fond of it. Within the limits of Crystal City however, it wasn't nearly as bad. Balmund always wondered just what kind of sorcery was taking place but somehow the temperature was actually likeable and even his dear Seviper, Orchrist, brought herself to venture out of her pokeball and slither right next to him. Probably more than any of her kind, Orchrist absolutely hated cold temperatures. Balmund always thought it was due to the draconic heritage from her father, but this place was something she could tolerate; it's the magic of technology.

    There are many things worth of interest within Crystal City. Spending a night or two at the luxurious Ice Hotel for instance was something Balmund was certainly not going to pass up. But he didn't come all the way here on a mere vacational trip, the Ice Arenas are what he had been aiming for all along. He had trained much for an event like this and he would give his best along with his strongest Pokemon to figure just how far his skills would take him. For him, a victory here is something to forever brag about.

    "All right, Chris," Balmund turned to his faithful friend, "lets check out exactly what this place is all about."

    The snake pokemon hissed in approval, her body filling itself with battle-lust as they neared the icy battledome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enchantress View Post
    The Glacier Islands
    The Arctic Zone

    A chain of islands made up of enormous glaciers set deep in the Southern Ocean. The weather is extremely harsh and if you're not careful you could freeze to death in an instant. It's so cold that even with increases of a few degrees, temperatures will generally remain below the melting point of ice (0°C or 32°F). A relentless and unwelcoming terrain, people rarely ever set foot here before the discovery of precious metal ores buried deep within the ice. Since then, as the mining industry has grown, so too have people's general interest in the region. This influx of people has resulted in the discovery of areas nobody previously knew existed as well as Pokémon that are rarely seen in warmer climates. These discoveries have led to stories of strange and wonderful places, and as word spreads more and more people are visiting the Glacier Islands. Perhaps the most surprising, and as yet unfounded, story about these glaciers are the rumoured reports of a secret area where a mysterious and very strong Pokémon resides, sleeping deep within the ice. Whether there is any truth to it or not, this rumour has attracted Pokémon trainers who now roam the Glacier Islands in search of this mystery area.

    The Arctic Alps
    A beautiful snow-capped mountain range. Far more dangerous than it looks, the Arctic Alps are a challenging area to travel. Avalanches and storms are common, and the Pokémon fierce. The Delta and Zeta research centres can be found somewhere in these ranges, their locations kept secret causing many to wonder what kind of research is so important that it needs to be kept hidden. Hmm...

    Area:
    Pine Wood: The eerily silent Pine Wood has pristine snow conditions which attracts many trainers and tourists alike. The most charming feature of these woods is often considered to be its enormous pine trees; it truly gives this wood the feeling of peace and purity. This place is perfect for young rookies to adventure... Or is it?

    "This place is perfect for young rookies to adventure... Or is it?" I said out loud as I read the brochure. "Yah, if you don't mind the cold!"

    As I looked at my cherry red hands, I was starting to get a feeling that I made a mistake to come to this hellish mountain. What was I thinking? I'm freezing my *** off! At least Machop is warm in his Pokeball. With my hands stuck in my armpits to try and warm them up, I tried to look for a little bit of shelter since it was close to dinner time. It was snowing very hard at this time, so visibility was low.

    After wandering and falling down a few snow banks, I found a gigantic pine tree that looked pretty good. I plopped my self down. After I made a fire, I let Machop out of his Pokeball. "Chop!" He cried as he got hit with a breeze. He moved so fast to the fire, it was like he teleported. "Someone cant handle the cold." Machop didn't like the teasing and shot a look that could kill at me. "Don't worry, that makes two." After a nice filling Magikarp I cooked up, we laid down for bed.

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    We were awoken abruptly by the sound of splintering wood. I jumped to my feet as fast as I could in a sleeping bag just in time to see a tree as wide as a Snorlax collapse. After packing up camp, I walked over to inspect it and noticed that the tree was blocking a very large area of the forest. I said "Looks like we found a path to take Machop!" as we set off into the forest.
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    THE GLACIER ISLANDS
    THE ARCTIC ZONE

    A chain of islands made up of enormous glaciers set deep in the southern ocean. The weather is extremely harsh and if you're not careful you could freeze to death in an instant. It's so cold that even with increases of a few degrees, temperatures will generally remain below the melting point of ice (0°c or 32°f). A relentless and unwelcoming terrain, people rarely ever set foot here before the discovery of precious metal ores buried deep within the ice. Since then, as the mining industry has grown, so too have people's general interest in the region. This influx of people has resulted in the discovery of areas nobody previously knew existed as well as pokémon that are rarely seen in warmer climates. These discoveries have led to stories of strange and wonderful places, and as word spreads more and more people are visiting the glacier islands. Perhaps the most surprising, and as yet unfounded, story about these glaciers are the rumoured reports of a secret area where a mysterious and very strong pokémon resides, sleeping deep within the ice. Whether there is any truth to it or not, this rumour has attracted pokémon trainers who now roam the glacier islands in search of this mystery area.

    CRYSTAL CITY
    Crystal City is a technologically advanced area located in the central area of the glacier islands where many trainers find refuge from the harsh surrounding environment. Despite the fact it is surrounded by minus zero temperatures, its advanced technology ensures the climate never falls below 10°c (50°f) within the city limits. It has many attractions including pokémon battle arenas, pokémon shops and a hotel for weary travellers.

    AREAS:
    Beta Station: a research base where adventurous trainers can obtain a quest or two from the researchers stationed here.


    "Adventure, huh?", Cyan said to Bolt, the Ralts. "Well, we'll need some teammates - and training. These zones here seem rather large and confusing though. What do you think about we head for Crystal City first? If we can visit that research base, Beta Station, maybe they'll have some work for us, and we could even find someplace to train!" Cyan put down the Crystal City brochure, and looked at Bolt, who seemed to concur.

    Arriving at Crystal City not too long after, Cyan was awed by the very modern buildings and obvious technological prowess these people had. An orientation board wasn't hard to find, and the Beta Station was depicted quite clearly; Cyan studied the way while wrapping himself in his winter coat. Even though it was warmer here than elsewhere in the Glacier Zone, the temperatures still weren't quite what he was used to, and Bolt was snuggly warm in his Pokéball. While he made his way through the City, Cyan noticed a few apparati atop the higher buildings, those adjusted the climate, or so he assumed. After a few minutes, he saw the sign he had been looking for - *BETA RESEARCH STATION: Help wanted*. Unsure of what to do, Cyan knocked on what seemed to be the Entrance door.


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    Quote Originally Posted by enchantress View Post
    The Glacier Islands
    The Arctic Zone

    A chain of islands made up of enormous glaciers set deep in the Southern Ocean. The weather is extremely harsh and if you're not careful you could freeze to death in an instant. It's so cold that even with increases of a few degrees, temperatures will generally remain below the melting point of ice (0°C or 32°F). A relentless and unwelcoming terrain, people rarely ever set foot here before the discovery of precious metal ores buried deep within the ice. Since then, as the mining industry has grown, so too have people's general interest in the region. This influx of people has resulted in the discovery of areas nobody previously knew existed as well as Pokémon that are rarely seen in warmer climates. These discoveries have led to stories of strange and wonderful places, and as word spreads more and more people are visiting the Glacier Islands. Perhaps the most surprising, and as yet unfounded, story about these glaciers are the rumoured reports of a secret area where a mysterious and very strong Pokémon resides, sleeping deep within the ice. Whether there is any truth to it or not, this rumour has attracted Pokémon trainers who now roam the Glacier Islands in search of this mystery area.


    The Arctic Alps
    A beautiful snow-capped mountain range. Far more dangerous than it looks, the Arctic Alps are a challenging area to travel. Avalanches and storms are common, and the Pokémon fierce. The Delta and Zeta research centres can be found somewhere in these ranges, their locations kept secret causing many to wonder what kind of research is so important that it needs to be kept hidden. Hmm...

    Areas:
    Pine Wood: The eerily silent Pine Wood has pristine snow conditions which attracts many trainers and tourists alike. The most charming feature of these woods is often considered to be its enormous pine trees; it truly gives this wood the feeling of peace and purity. This place is perfect for young rookies to adventure... Or is it?
    Mountaineering had always been one of Marcelo's favourite hobbies, but he had never been to any place this cold before as he came from a place where temperatures never fall below 5°C. He was wearing a thick fur coat and woollen cap and gloves, which kind of made him look like an Eskimo, but was still feeling cold. "Brrrr.... It's damn cold here, Broly. Glad that I have you with me", he said as he stroked the fiery puppy's fur to heat his freezing hands up. They were standing in the middle of a snowy path which appeared to split into two. "Hmm.. let's try going left".

    As they went a few hundred metres down the path toward the left, they came across a large forest which looked filled with Pine trees. These large conifers gave Marcelo a feeling of comfort. Somehow inside he started feeling happy about having taken the left turn. The snow cover on the path was much thinner due to the trees and the air was slightly warmer.

    "This place looks great for a start. I just hope we find our way back if needed. You ready for this, Broly?" asked Marcelo taking a deep breath which then became a large misty cloud when he exhaled it into the frigid cold. Broly nodded as they strolled along the path deep into the Pine Woods.
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    Quote Originally Posted by enchantress View Post
    The Glacier Islands
    The Arctic Zone

    A chain of islands made up of enormous glaciers set deep in the Southern Ocean. The weather is extremely harsh and if you're not careful you could freeze to death in an instant. It's so cold that even with increases of a few degrees, temperatures will generally remain below the melting point of ice (0°C or 32°F). A relentless and unwelcoming terrain, people rarely ever set foot here before the discovery of precious metal ores buried deep within the ice. Since then, as the mining industry has grown, so too have people's general interest in the region. This influx of people has resulted in the discovery of areas nobody previously knew existed as well as Pokémon that are rarely seen in warmer climates. These discoveries have led to stories of strange and wonderful places, and as word spreads more and more people are visiting the Glacier Islands. Perhaps the most surprising, and as yet unfounded, story about these glaciers are the rumoured reports of a secret area where a mysterious and very strong Pokémon resides, sleeping deep within the ice. Whether there is any truth to it or not, this rumour has attracted Pokémon trainers who now roam the Glacier Islands in search of this mystery area.


    The Polar Region
    Once covered by an ice sheet the polar ice caps are made up of many icebergs and glaciers, some more habitable than others. Icy islands, frozen forests, chilly caverns, and much more are providing people with plenty of reason to explore. Recently, a number of settlements have risen as those who wish to explore the area more thoroughly have set up for long-term stays.

    The Icy Wastelands: A dry region of little rainfall, extreme temperatures, and sparse vegetation. No sand here, only ice and snow for miles and miles. Not the most ideal place for a holiday but whatever floats your boat. Some Pokémon roam these plains but for the most part take the surroundings into their personalities; cold, harsh and deadly...


    "He...Hehe...Hahaha!" burst Brier as he watched his partner slide past spinning on the icy ground trying to gain some traction shortly before slipping himself and ending up with his head stuck in the snow.

    "It serves you right you know, laughing at me..." Jitterz, who was beginning to enjoy his little ride on the ice, buzzed in retort.

    Pulling his head from the snow, Brier looked out towards the Wastelands which made the eleven, maybe thirteen miles they had walked from the port that mourning. The duo had decided to head from the town to where they saw the sun touch the horizon. They were sure that they couldn't get lost due to the flat nature of the plains, but issues with navigating the ice had cause Brier to lose city of both their destination and where they had started, this with the fact that Brier was a poor navigator and never completely prepared left them in what was sure to be a life threatening situation. He had heard that the place was dangerous was beginning to see why it was considered so.

    "Ten-hundred Hours," Brier said looking at the clock on his Pokedex, "Four hours and we'll try and find out way back Jitterz. That alright with you?"

    "I'm fine with it if I can ride in that jacket of yours," yelled Jitterz who had slid over fifty feet since Brier had last looked.

    Reaching Jitterz, he placed the small tick on his head under the hood and they set off to see what fate had in store for them on the bone-chilling ICY WASTELANDS
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    Quote Originally Posted by enchantress View Post
    The Glacier Islands
    The Arctic Zone

    A chain of islands made up of enormous glaciers set deep in the Southern Ocean. The weather is extremely harsh and if you're not careful you could freeze to death in an instant. It's so cold that even with increases of a few degrees, temperatures will generally remain below the melting point of ice (0°C or 32°F). A relentless and unwelcoming terrain, people rarely ever set foot here before the discovery of precious metal ores buried deep within the ice. Since then, as the mining industry has grown, so too have people's general interest in the region. This influx of people has resulted in the discovery of areas nobody previously knew existed as well as Pokémon that are rarely seen in warmer climates. These discoveries have led to stories of strange and wonderful places, and as word spreads more and more people are visiting the Glacier Islands. Perhaps the most surprising, and as yet unfounded, story about these glaciers are the rumoured reports of a secret area where a mysterious and very strong Pokémon resides, sleeping deep within the ice. Whether there is any truth to it or not, this rumour has attracted Pokémon trainers who now roam the Glacier Islands in search of this mystery area.


    Crystal City
    Crystal City is a technologically advanced area located in the central area of the Glacier Islands where many trainers find refuge from the harsh surrounding environment. Despite the fact it is surrounded by minus zero temperatures, its advanced technology ensures the climate never falls below 10°C (50°F) within the city limits. It has many attractions including Pokémon battle arenas, Pokémon shops and a hotel for weary travellers.

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    Crystal Port: The drop-off point for the city's supplies, some of the more curious wild Pokémon can be found here looking for a feed from the sailors and cityfolk who are passing through. More friendly than the majority of the wild Pokémon in this region some even find their way onto the boats owned by the locals, most of whom don't mind the invasion.

    Blaze had came to Crystal City when a friend told him about the city and its special technology. Blaze had always liked the technological parts of settlements, and was surprised when he walked into Crystal City. It was easily minus ten degrees Fahrenheit, but, when he walked into the city, the temperature rose to fifty degrees. It was cool, but, not cold, and Blaze removed his winter jacket because it was too warm for him. For his Lopunny, Lemon Drop, the temperatures were of little problem becuase of her think fur. She had wanted to hit the town a little bit, but Blaze made sure that they visited the docks at first, because he wanted to see if he could find any wild Pokemon. He was convinced that they would be some water typed Pokemon, maybe Seel or Shellder, but, he just wanted to see one. And, hopefully, catch it.

    "Awwwww.....come on Blaze, do we have to look around the port? I want to go to the shops and get something to eat!!" Lemon Drop said as she rubbed her stomach. "Don't worry Lemon Drop. We will get something to eat later. But, maybe we can see if we could get a new friend on the squad." "That would be nice!" Blaze knew that it would be hard to get a Pokemon, and that it could be eaten at any time by a giant Gyarados, but he had his hopes. Blaze looked out at the ships, and saw men offloading fish and various crustaceans from a successful day fishing. He saw small fishing boats that were for a small group of friends, and some really large barge like ships that he knew fished for crab. He loved looking at the ships.

    'Whatever happens, I am going to have a good time here.'

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