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Old 06-01-2017, 11:59 PM   #32
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The sound of your voice calling out to your Pokemon did not seem to faze those involved in the ritual. However, you saw your Sandshrew’s ears twitch slightly at the mention of his name. He still seemed to be quite fixated on the Parasect leader, who was directing the next Roselia in line. Glasspine’s eyes were intently focused on the orange mushroom in the Roselia’s flowered hands, following it from the ground to the Grass type’s mouth.

“…double team!” The yellow Pokemon snapped to attention at the mention of the move. He looked around, unsure of how he had gotten to where he was. He noticed you, a look of relief washing over his face. Although he had missed your previous instructions, he wasn’t ready to let you down. Glasspine jumped away from the circle to start his attack. He began moving quickly, gradually increasing in speed, which made some of the Roselia’s heads turn. The Sandshrew reached top speed, and the watching Roselia were shocked at the illusory copies that appeared. The Parasect seem to falter a bit from the distraction, but ordered the Roselia to finish eating the mushroom. Glasspine began to slow down, the illusory copies fading from view. He looked towards you, expectantly, for the next instruction. Instead, he heard you call out to your other partner, Tori. She seemed to be still deeply influenced by the Parasect’s scent. Although you did see her ears twitch at the mention of her name, it didn’t seem to be enough.

“Sand!! Sandshrew!!” Glasspine called, shaking the Nidorina back and forth to try to get her out of the trance. Tori merely wobbled back and forth with the Sandshrew’s pushing, her eyes still looking glazed-over. Glasspine worriedly shook her again, and looked towards you, feeling helpless as she began to lean over to pick the next mushroom.


“日本語は上手ですわね!” The trial captain placed a hand over her mouth and giggled again. Lulu panted a bit and wagged her tail, taking joy in her trainer’s happiness. “You are of course welcome to stay the night, we have plenty of space for traveling trainers. I just finished up with dinner, so you are welcome to that too!”

Glad to have a safe place to rest your heads, you followed Madoka to the cabin, which was settled snugly under a large outcropping of rock. A Lunatone floated slightly above the ground outside the door of the cabin, acknowledging you with a resonating “Luu…” Madoka gave it a soft pat, this must be one of her Pokemon as well.

She opened the door for you, and you were greeted by warmth and the smell of something savory. You could see that your Passimian’s mouth was already watering. A long wooden table was in the center of the front room, six matching stools surrounding it. A large pot of something steaming sat in the middle. One seat was taken by a large man with a strikingly red beard. He gave you a friendly nod as you sat at one of the stools, and slid a bowl your direction.

“Evenin’ traveler,” he greeted. You peered into the pot on the table and discovered it was filled with chowder, large chunks of potato and carrot floating on the top. After serving you and your Pokemon some, Madoka took a spot at the table. The three of you enjoyed the meal, Madoka and the man mostly chatting about the weather, the area, and what kind of Pokemon they thought needed more suppor. As you finished the last chunk of potato in your bowl, the man asked you a question directly.

“So what brings you here, young’un?” There were bits of chowder stuck in his beard, but he didn’t seem to notice. “I didn’t see you around for my trial”

“No, he told me that he was looking for some stones in the area,” Madoka answered for you. “Beryls, right?”

“Heh heh, luckily you’ve found the best darn miner around,” the man heartily chuckled. Madoka blushed and waved her hand frantically.

“Samuel, you know I’m just an apprentice. おばあさん was so much better than I’ll ever be.” Madoka said as she began clearing the dishes from the table. “Sypher-san, if you’d like, I’d be happy to show you some places where those gemstones will probably be. Although it might be fun to do some adventuring on your own!” She let out a short yawn. “Let me know in the morning though, ok? Your room is the last one on the right.”

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