29th December 2015, 7:11 PM
Stacey took a moment to stop and catch her breath as she entered the Ice Arena's, it had been a long journey here and waking in snow was not as easy as it looked. Her eyes widened at the size of the place, it was enormous with multiple arenas placed on differing levels. There was a central large arena that had glass viewing walls all around, they certainly had planned for grand tournaments to be held here that was for sure. She felt her heart pump with excitement at the thought of a battle, it had been such a long time since she had competed and Eve was keen to try it herself. She wasn't the only one here today, in fact, many trainers and spectators were almost filling the lobby to capacity; there must be something big happening today. After looking around she noticed a sign indicating that the Annual Glacier Cup Tournament was commencing today. She saw Eve looking at the screens set up recalling the previous battles with wide eyes. Stacey walked over the nearest glass wall to see a friendly battle underway getting the gathered crowds pumped up and excited, it was working on her too.
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She tilts her head the sound of an announcement letting the crowd know that sign-ups were filling up faster than expected and to not miss out on the chance to enter. Some trainers were talking about entering friendly tournaments as a warm up and some trainers were suspicious about revealing their teams and strategies too early. Sitting down in a chair whilst she thought over her options Stacey felt her limbs ache, perhaps it would be a good idea to rest up a little first before jumping head long into a large tournament. However, Eve looked so excited at the thought of a battle, and this may be the only time she was here; she couldn't miss the opportunity to sign up. Rubbing her legs, a little first, she then stood up and approached Eve who as gushing over a victorious Pokémon in the arena below and placed a hand on her shoulder.
"Shall we see if there are any spots left for us to enter still?" Eve squealed happily and nodded enthusiastically before taking Stacey's hand and pulling her over to the queue of people waiting to sign up making Stacey laugh. This would be fun she could feel it.
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4th January 2016, 11:10 AM
Hours into Alicia’s lonely trek across the unnamed glacier, and Alicia’s shivering had not ceased. The climate here was relentless. Even each small breeze felt like a blade across her face. She was glad that she had feeling there at all, because her nose had gone numb long ago, and every so often she rubbed it with her glove to stave off frostbite.
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Thank Arceus she had the foresight to buy full winter gear before her expedition here. The snow goggles were the only reason she wasn’t blind by now. The thermal underwear was one of many reasons she wasn't dead. And the mamoswine fur-lined coat— she sighed as she buried her face in it, yet again. It wasn’t soft but it was warm.
To her Froslass she said, “How much further?”
Liesel was a placid creature, prone to floating perpetually a step behind instead of beside her, as she’d have liked. The Froslass brought a pale sash-like arm to her mouth, squinting.
“Not long now, dear Trainer.”
“Sweet. Reckon we’ll find one of your sisters soon?”
“You mean Snorunt? Hmm… I doubt it. My clan preferred the mountains for good reason. Our mountain. There was mineral water there, and Zubat.”
“Zubat,” Alicia repeated.
“We hunted them. Didn’t you know? My father was the strongest Glalie around; on a good day, he’d bring in five,” Liesel said proudly. “He was going to teach me. And Mitty and Raina and Zari. Even though he wasn’t supposed to; we had rules, you see. That is to say, no leaking clan secrets to outsiders. But it was just Ice Shard! One can hardly call that a ‘clan secret’.”
“Mitty and... the Smoochum and Spheal and Seel!” Alicia realised. They had been present in the Silverton Ranges, back when she was a silly newbie with a Ralts and grand ideas of waltzing into Articuno’s lair. In her dreams she’d befriend it somehow, and they would fly into the sunset with the wind in her hair. Sen would be a Gardevoir then a Gallade then a Gardevoir again; at the time, she could never decide which. “Do you miss them?”
Liesel took her time to respond. “Sometimes. I won’t lie to you, dear Trainer. I miss them very much. But with you, I have seen the breadth and range of the world. And you tell me what I’ve seen is but a small part! If I were to go back home, I could not sleep, for the knowledge that in Arceus’s grand plan my mountain was no more than a Durant’s nest. You’ve ruined me,” she said, laughing softly.
Alicia looked at her, hesitant. “...And your dad? Did he teach you Ice Shard in the end?”
“No, no he didn’t. This was just before I met you. But no matter,” Liesel hastened to add, seeing the look on her trainer’s face, “I have new friends now; a new family. You keep good company, dear Trainer.”
How the Froslass had learned her trainer’s character so well she could detect the fledgling guilt in Alicia’s chest, Alicia would never know. But she was glad for it. Empathy was a precious quality to have, in a Pokémon. That was one small part of why she prized Sen’s — her Gallade’s — companionship so much.
“I knew what it meant when I chose to leave with you,” Liesel said.
“You’re too good for me, Liese.”
Time passed quickly when one was wrapped in conversation. Soon enough, they had arrived. Alicia drank in the sight of the building not one hundred meters away with relish, the cold momentarily forgotten.
“Hydra Mine, you said? That’s an odd shape for a mine.”
“We’ll get there, don’t worry,” Alicia said. “I thought we might head to Gamma Station first, to see if they need any help with anything over at the mine before I make the trip.”
“And how much further would that be?” Liesel asked mildly. “I think you should rest, Alicia.”
Liesel only ever called her ‘Alicia’ when she was in motherly mode. Caught between rolling her eyes and smiling, she decided to put on her straightest face. “I— don’t actually know. I’m okay though. Now let’s see who’s unlucky enough to be stuck at Gamma Station,” she said, and marched bravely on.
Because she was okay. What kind of trainer would she be if she wasn’t fit enough to take her Pokémon out to see the world?
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23rd January 2016, 10:17 PM
Wow. I think it’s safe to say my RP’ing has improved since my intro post. I think I’m gonna use a different Pokémon or two in this adventure, mostly since my Cyndaquil evolved. I understand if you want to update people without active adventures over me.
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Chad took a moment to enjoy the scenery. Unlike some other people he knew, Chad quite enjoyed colder weather. But that didn’t stop him from being prepared for this chilly weather. Cyndaquil, however, didn’t seem to share his affinity for the cold. Chad watched his Fire Mouse Pokémon for a moment. He lit his back flames, but they didn’t stay ablaze for long. They’d light and extinguish sporadically. “What’s the matter bud?” he asked concerned.
“Quil,” Cyndaquil weakly replied. He shivered in the cold air.
Chad took out his Fire Ball and aimed it at Cyndaquil, “Return Cyndaquil. Hopefully your Pokeball will warm you up. I’ll get you to a Pokémon Center soon.”
Chad began to walk towards the center of town and found a sign which had a map on it. He scanned over the map looking for some where to relax a bit and maybe even have a meal before exploring the city more. “Let’s see,” Chad thought out loud. “I don’t think I’ll be eating any seafood any time soon,” Chad said with a grimace. “Oh look, a café! Maybe they’ll have that new tea I wanted to try.” Chad plotted his course to the café, when he spotted something strange out of the corner of his eye.
There was a small bird Pokémon flying towards the docks. It seemed to be struggling to fly correctly. Chad watched intently to see if it would make it at least to the docks, let alone wherever it was going. Finally the Pokémon flew over land, but it crash landed in a nearby seafood stall.
Chad ran over to check on it and make sure it wasn’t hurt too badly. “Poor thing,” Chad murmured. He took out his Pokedex to see what he was looking at:
The Wingull was very small in size. Chad had never seen one so small. It struggled to its feet. One of its wings seemed to be damaged, perhaps broken due to lack of mobility. Suddenly a man appeared, and he angrily yelled out at the Wingull. “Shoo you pesky bird! Get out of here I do not fish for you!" Chad thought he must have owned the stall. He also kicked at Wingull.
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Wingull was hit in the chest, and the force of the kick sent the Seagull Pokémon flying through the air. Wingull cried out in pain as it fell into the cold sea. Chad jumped to his feet surprised. “What’s wrong with you? Why on earth would you do that?” he yelled at the man. “Can’t you see this Pokémon was hurt, probably pretty badly?” It dawned on him also, “It’s very young!”
Chad ran out of the stall to the dock. He reached for a Pokeball and tossed it towards the water. “Poliwhirl, get in the water and help that Wingull out!” The blue Tadpole Pokémon appeared, and he immediately jumped into the water to retrieve the injured Wingull from the water. “Hurry, we’ll rush to a Pokémon Center afterwards!”
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