Enter a world anew… well, not quite anew, but far enough different from any you currently know. Behold new creatures the likes of which you haven’t yet seen. Yes, this is the story of the region of Kertonmel.
Life in this dry Mongolian region is not the easiest, though not the hardest either. Weather is dry and adventures are high. Looming in the horizon are harsh days to come… but don’t worry yourself with these trivialities. Focus not on those issues, for they do not take place at the beginning of our story…
An adventure with weird creatures is about to begin! Are you ready?
Also: Audiobook! Warning, I’m a potty mouth! You’ve been warned! F word within first few seconds.
Don’t just comment on the Audio Recording! I will loathe your face off! It's mostly an informal little extra. The writing is premium.
Chapter 1: Envy of Agony (Just look below)
Chapter One Audio Book
(Alternative Download Location)
Chapter 2: ??? (Coming Soon)
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Replace the empties and thensome!
Revealed Pokemon names:
Flamment (Not from Kertonmel)
Crayfig (Not from Kertonmel)
Chapter 1: Envy of Agony
Chapter One Audio Book
The dry dirt whipped about lackadaisically, much the way the unloving and nonliving dirt was bound to do. The dust settled lightly as a young girl ran through it, her mind racing alongside her feet, as fast as any short attention spanned teenager could have gone. As the dirt gave way to roads, the girl took a pause. Her shoulder length green hair drooped forward as her head went downwards to catch her second wind.
Lucille Ragemuffin wasn’t sure why she wanted, no, why she needed to go out there into the wild unknown all by herself. As she stood up, she took one last deep breath of the air and shrugged. Her brown eyes drank in the surrounding of her Mongolian hometown.
The small suburban town of Lippi wasn’t the liveliest of places. Its populace may have been in the tens of thousands at best, yet this was an important place for anyone who wanted to make their beginnings. This was the residence of the scientific mind of Susanne Conifer, resident Pokémon expert. As Lucy’s luck would have it, her application for acquisition was finally accepted and tomorrow would be the day of the rest of her life. She would be away from home for a very long time. In the days to come, saying her body would smell unholy would be an insult to the undead themselves, and peril would be unmatched.
As far as fourteen year old girls go, Lucy wasn’t the most in shape of her ilk; a slight stomach was somewhat noticeable. She didn’t care honestly, and if she did, her form fitting blue t-shirt and shorts did little to let this insecurity bleed into the world around her. Perhaps the only thing about her she ever hated was her ridiculous last name: Ragemuffin… the mere sound of it! Ragemuffin! In Lucy’s mind this was something people with names like Dick and Gaylord would laugh at and in fact, as a slightly taller girl encroached upon her solidarity, Lucille was about to taste some mockery once again.
To Lucy, the sight of Tabitha Landon was always an omen of a bad day to come. The only dirt she could ever bring on her was that her cousin Arthur was head of some Orbital Occult or something… but that story was old hat and the supposed cultists have taken themselves a new world or something. As far as Lucy was concern, Tabitha was related to loonies in the Orbital Occult! It was the best mud she could find to sling in return.
As far as Lucy could see, Tabby, as she was nicknamed, was actually attractive if she were to give an honest opinion, but not in the over glorified sense of the term. In truth, Tabby was just… a bitch… and a super bitch… both at the exact same time… and she had weird blonde streaks in her blue hair. As her green t-shirt and short red skirt implied, she felt comfortable with her body and wasn’t afraid to show either fact.
“Well well! It’s muff diver!” Tabby smiled with excitement. Tabby’s left hand held a metallic sphere that she seemed to proudly wave in her enemy’s face.
Lucy knew what the red and white object was the instant she saw it, “Did your mommy buy you that Pokemon to help hide your badness?”
As her rival snorted apprehensively, she pressed a small protruding button from the middle of the ball, “why would my parents buy me this Ratatta when they’re practically everywhere?”
As her query went unanswered, a beam of red swiftly flew to the ground and took shape. The shape swiftly turned to solid matter, leaving behind a purple rat not much bigger than her shoe. The creature sniffed the air; its tiny whiskers twitched as its nose went up and down, taking in the odors of the air about it. Looking at the humans, it almost seemed confused, but with a quick wag of its curled purple tail, it seemed to react indifferently. Quickly enough, red light enveloped it and in a thin line, said red returned to the ball whence it came from.
Tabby’s next words practically shocked her enemy, “Look… I guess I just don’t have the urge to rag on you much today.” If Lucy gave a crap, she’d probably sense the escalating tension that seemed to be there before their encounter.
Lucy blinked, almost taken aback, “yea…” she trailed, “me either,” and she had to wonder why… she could assume that it had to do with a few years ago when her own mother left. It was simply her time to go, incidentally enough, Lucy almost seemed like she’d follow in her footsteps, leaving in the same manner, but she swore she would not let her younger sister ever forget who she was. With a silent yet uneasy look, she turned back to her so called rival, “which one do you want?” she asked, changing the subject.
Tabitha shrugged, getting a second wind of rivalry, knowing what she meant right away. “I like Liqwierd,” she answered, not sure why she was so honest with the green haired… the words she’d call her, she wasn’t sure all of them would be so hateful, but still, “I guess it’ll suck for you if you take a sorry ass Fiyrant. Heh… I’d rather start in Kyydonastik though if I could live there.”
Lucy raised an eyebrow, “why would you want to live there?” Lucy was just baffled by the prospect of living to the south; the prospect of being in… China!
Tabitha grinned and replied rather bluntly; “Because Flamment is fucking awesome!” she clenched her fists passionately as she mentioned it. As the rush died down, she flicked a strand of her hair out of her face and continued, “Crayfig is okay I guess, but… uh, not sure why I even wandered in this direction to begin with, other than to remind you I that yes, am better than you… ya know, in case you forgot,” she replied, sounding less smug than usual before setting up a parting blow, “and my favorite part is when I DON’T see your face any longer.”
“Yea…” she replied, why were her cheeks reddening? “I want Corvolden by the way, if you still care.” Assuming that Tabby didn’t, she quickly dashed onwards, she had exercise to resume and one night left before her bedroom would become a foreign place.
She thought back to the last time she saw her mom. It was at around Christmas time, strange that she even remembered to come home that year at all! The adventures she spoke of and the creatures she had. Lucy was no stranger to some of her mother’s Pokemon. As far as she remembered, a creature called Sunfernace was her favorite. This creature was a charred plant, but as sluggish as it seemed to be, the raw powered it possessed carried her mother very far in the league that year. It went awry when it went up against some jerk’s Revulture. It was not surprising to see how: Sunfernace was a creature that bathed in sunlight to empower itself as a blazing sunflower but the poisonous scavenger it was up against had a backup plan: the trainer used Acid Rain to blot out the sun. While being a plant type, it wasn’t injured by the acid, it was fairly prone to the empowered poison attacks! If a foreigner were listening to the thoughts in her mind right now, they’d probably wonder what a Revulture or Sunfernace even were.
She blinked as the memory faded and gazed towards the sky. Hoping for some sort of dramatic effect, she spoke to herself, “not sure why I’m talking to myself so loudly. This would almost sound contrived, but I’ll be just like her… but I’ll NEVER forget those who love me!”
As Lucy told a personal monologue for no really apparent reason, a blonde and blue haired girl watched from a hidden vantage point. On her mind was Lucille Ragemuffin. Dear gods or makers above should they exist! This girl was… unnaturally incredible! As odd as it seemed, she was everything Tabitha wanted to be! She was smart, beautiful and was no doubt going to be an incredible Pokemon trainer.
Tabitha, when she reflected upon this, could only look upon herself with disdain. What could she do? ADMIT she was ready to worship the green haired wonder’s footprints? What would she say? What would she think? There was no time to pretend to hope it could go well. All she could do was admire from afar and hide behind a shroud of false loathing.
As she thought of Lucy again, a pained smiled churned its way onto her lips, secretly content with her fate. At least training Pokemon could be fun. ‘My favorite part is when I DON’T see your face any longer,’ her mind recalled those words as though they were strangling her spirit with envenomed barbwire. Sometimes she wished she could just stop lying! If the pain were physical, Tabitha Landon would already be dead!
Even still, both girls had something very important to realize: a legend! Their legend! It begins… Tomorrow!
What is the Pokedex corner? Well, Kertonmel has 111 new species of Pokemon, and as your host, it is my job to introduce them to you. If you’re following along with the vocal recording, I’m not reading the stats to you directly.
Anyways, it’s best to start a Pokedex where a Pokedex begins: slot one. In this case, it’s the Grass starter Corvolden.
Hidden Ability: Kin Surge (When struck by a move of its own type, takes no damage and increases damage output by 25%. If a single type, the boost will be 50% damage boost.)
Stats: 55 HP/40 ATK/53 DEF/60 SP.A/ 50 SP.D/53 SPE
Breeding Groups: Plant/Amorphous
Appearance... a brown husked ear of corn with a single eye. The stem below it is covered in a Spark Plug. But... I'll let the story itself SHOW you rather than me TELL you. Show don't tell and all that jazz!