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Old 03-17-2018, 09:51 PM   #272
Skunkaru
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Le Marais Sacré de Celebi - The Sacred Swamp of Celebi
Marécage Noir is shrouded in dark clouds seemingly endlessly, but there is one place for which the sky is always clear: the sacred swamp of Celebi. Though the water is dark with tannins, it doesn't ever seem to stagnate. It's cool to the touch, with a pleasant, earthy smell. Thick trees, seemingly older than time itself, grow from its dark depths, with gnarled trunks and twisty roots which jut up at odd angles. Here, a plethora of Pokémon can be found of all sorts of types; Bug, Flying, Grass, Water -- even some Poison types call this ethereal swamp their home. The sun is seemingly always shining here. Named for the Mythical Pokémon Celebi, there is a legend that this area thrives so beautifully in such an otherwise dark and murky place due to the influence of the Time Travel Pokémon, and that causing harm to the sacred swamp will result in bad fortune. Locals often bring offerings of food in respect to the land and to Celebi, hoping for blessings and good favor, and even perhaps a chance to meet Celebi itself. Please reply in SpringGreen.
Irwin was on an adventure. A hike through a swamp, or as much of an hike as could be managed with so little land and so much water.
They wore bright rain boots for the occasion, but that’ll only get you so far in a wetland.

It was quiet a distance from Castelia. While the city’s lake front was beautiful and the Casteliacones delicious, Irwin had originally come from a town surrounded by nature.
The tall buildings and concrete streets of the city held no interest for them. If anything, they were draining, and could only be tolerated for so long before it was time for another vacation.

For Taro, the city was all they had known prior. The soft, crunchy ground here was trickier to waddle through. The stunky stumbled over some large roots and looked up at the sky.
There was sun. There was so much sun! Seemed like it was forever cloudy in Castelia, who’s cold but easy to walk on paths were currently being sorely missed by a certain skunk Pokémon.

A nearby shrub rustles sharply as Carrot jumped from it. She ran quickly past Taro, climbed up a large tree root, jump off the end, did a quick lap around Irwin and ran back to Taro.
Carrot gave Taro a quick nuzzle. A sort of abrupt check-in to say, "I’m doing good. You doing good? There’s so much to see!" Taro’s never one to worry others.
Instead, Taro replied by commencing to give Carrot a large, friendly lick across the face. Carrot quickly realized she would be fairly drenched if one were to remain stationary as this lick panned out,
so she instead quickly bolted off into the swamp.

Carrot ran again past Irwin, but this time stopped and turned to examine a flower. The quickest way to learn anything is to immediately engage, so Carrot shoved her face right into it.
Irwin quickly ran over and pulled her out. The flower was probably harmless enough, but there’s a great deal difference between your home woods and new woods.
That is, at home you knew the trees and the plants and the names of things. What wild Pokémon to expect, what areas were safe and which ones were best avoided.

Here, these trees are all strangers and these plants are all mysteries and who knows which creatures lurk hidden underneath the dark water.


EDIT: Changed Eevee's name.
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