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Old 04-13-2019, 03:44 PM   #126
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Meetan: The intensifying rustle of the brush and the panic on the man who blitzed by you gave you enough warning to know danger was coming. Quickly drying yourself off and putting your shoes on haphazardly, you scoop the Lotad up into your arms and begin to make a break for it upstream, running along the bank of the Leniazom a little clumsily. You manage to make it around forty metres from your starting point when something large and green bursts through the undergrowth, eyes darting around as the lizard scopes the surroundings.

You were well aware of your environment, and as vague memories sink in of the traits of the Sceptile, your run slows to a quiet jog as you try and get out of dodge stealthily, knowing that if it caught sight of you, it had absolute command over its environment. Ducking out of sight behind an overgrown tree, you hear a number of voices, seething anger evident within each one, yet in tongues foreign to you. Still moving, you look down to Lorin for comfort, heart pounding in your chest, yet as the sounds begin to muffle you feel that the danger has passed you...

That is, until a piercing shriek forces you to the ground, the burst of noise unlike anything you've ever heard, like the boom of thunder. Deafened, you can't hear yourself cry out, head ringing fiercely, and through tearing eyes you find the source of the racket, the Vibrava on the tree above you vibrating wings as it leers at you. The dragon type then begins to vibrate its wings, ready to unleash something at you in your incapacitated state, the world nought but an incredibly muffled whine in your ears...

What will you do?


Lil'twick: The stars in the sky beckon you, and your childhood dreams easily squash any notion of rational thought in your head as you release Sprinkles, the Morelull cheery in your arm as you bend your knees. If you were going to reach for the stars, you had better make this jump count. Pushing off the earth, you feel yourself soaring, defying the very laws of gravity with the same level of anarchy as some of your old friends back in Po Town, and before you know it the stars above you only seem to grow in number as you fly closer and closer to them.

Sprinkles makes something of a nervous hum, but your senses are dull to his concerns as you fly further and further from the ground below you, entranced by the countless stars in your vision. To the mushroom, the realm of Zalfarthas grows smaller and smaller, but to you the experience is like your dreams as you are surrounded by the specks of light, twinkling like diamonds. No longer flying but rather floating, you tenderly extend your arm out towards a small clump of the twinkling lights, and place your hand around them gently. The warmth the stars in your hand are like the perfect cake, filling you with a strange sort of joy, and as you bring the stars towards Sprinkles, it is then that you realise just how high up you are among the stars.

The ground you once stood on is nothing but a floating island, and you instinctively whirl on the spot so that the island is now above you, a strange sparkling moon as you lay within an ocean of stars. Some of the stars beneath you begin to move, dragging you and Sprinkles along with them, yet the sensation is akin to a gentle trip down a river. It is at this point that you realise you are alone with your thoughts and dreams, and as you begin to think on life your wandering eyes fall upon a small creature flying above you, a beautiful flower in its arms unlike any you have ever seen. The creature seems to pay no heed to you, and floats towards a particularly dense cluster of stars. While it would be wonderful to simply float among the stars, you do have to question whether you are curious enough to see what the creature was and where it was going.
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Old 04-14-2019, 02:17 AM   #127
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Meetan: The intensifying rustle of the brush and the panic on the man who blitzed by you gave you enough warning to know danger was coming. Quickly drying yourself off and putting your shoes on haphazardly, you scoop the Lotad up into your arms and begin to make a break for it upstream, running along the bank of the Leniazom a little clumsily. You manage to make it around forty metres from your starting point when something large and green bursts through the undergrowth, eyes darting around as the lizard scopes the surroundings.

You were well aware of your environment, and as vague memories sink in of the traits of the Sceptile, your run slows to a quiet jog as you try and get out of dodge stealthily, knowing that if it caught sight of you, it had absolute command over its environment. Ducking out of sight behind an overgrown tree, you hear a number of voices, seething anger evident within each one, yet in tongues foreign to you. Still moving, you look down to Lorin for comfort, heart pounding in your chest, yet as the sounds begin to muffle you feel that the danger has passed you...

That is, until a piercing shriek forces you to the ground, the burst of noise unlike anything you've ever heard, like the boom of thunder. Deafened, you can't hear yourself cry out, head ringing fiercely, and through tearing eyes you find the source of the racket, the Vibrava on the tree above you vibrating wings as it leers at you. The dragon type then begins to vibrate its wings, ready to unleash something at you in your incapacitated state, the world nought but an incredibly muffled whine in your ears...

What will you do?
A Sceptile was pretty cool, but also could be pretty deadly, which suited the Arboreal Cradle well. Hell, it suited most of the encounters Alice made on her adventures, such was the nature of the Pokemon world. She wasn't the stealthiest thing, either, as Bedlam Ridge's disaster had pretty much proven, so fingers crossed they survived this. And they did, look at that! It felt like the danger had passed and they were in clear, and now that Alice was back on her feet she was inclined to make a move.

Except, oh wait, they weren't in the clear. And now they were deaf and in pain, fantastic! Hopefully the Sceptile had kept going, because Alice had definitely cried out at some undetermined volume and Lorin wasn't silent, either. She clutched him tighter rather than drop him, hunching over briefly, feeling the world spin. Oh, god, she was actually in so much pain. Were her ears bleeding? How had her skull not blown up?

Whoever those voices had belonged to, hopefully they didn't have bad intentions, because it would probably take several years to hear whispering ever again. Eyesight hazed by tears, Alice angled herself to look over her glasses and up the tree. A Vibrava. She'd want it if it wasn't a complete arsehole-- maybe Lorin could take care of it.

"Lorin!" She was absolutely speaking louder than average, and it couldn't be helped. Alice pointed at the intended target, and then tapped the pink lilypad to gain his attention. "Rain Dance, then Whirlpool and Ice Beam! Go!" She tried to articulate with gestures, too - fluttering fingers and swaying for the rain dance, twisting her hand forward from her mouth for whirlpool and something probably too vague for ice beam (imitating shaking from the cold and the idea of projecting a straight shot from the mouth). Thank goodness he knew ice attacks. Alice only hoped that he'd be quick enough.
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Old 04-14-2019, 04:47 AM   #128
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King Ghidorah- As you race off into the cold dark woods, you call out to your freshly caught Swinub, hoping to draw it back in with sweet lies about more treats. Unfortunately their is no sign of the Swinub slowing, but thankfully you soon catch up with Heidi. You apologise for the Ice type's actions and inquire as to whether Swinub would be okay if it consumed a large amount of Balm Mushrooms.

"I think he'll be okay", Heidi chuckles, "might get a bit of a sore stomach but it won't kill him or anything. The pair of you continue to track the Swinub through the snow, thankfully he leaves a nice clear trail for you to follow. You soon find yourself at the entrance to a cave, an eerie glow is coming from within. "Well that certainly is odd, maybe we should get inside before your Swinub gets itself into more trouble."

You head inside the cave and it isn't long before you find the source of the glow. Luminescent mushrooms fill the cavern, you can't help but feel a bit uneasy about them. You spot Swinub sniffing around a rather large mushroom in the centre of the cave, it certainly didn't look like the bit of Balm Mushroom that Heidi had. "Well it found some mushrooms alright, perhaps we should look around and see if we can find some Balm Mushrooms?" As you turn to look around the cave, you feel your head spin a bit. You rub your eyes and let out a yawn, why did you suddenly feel so tired?
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Old 04-17-2019, 12:45 PM   #129
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King Ghidorah- As you race off into the cold dark woods, you call out to your freshly caught Swinub, hoping to draw it back in with sweet lies about more treats. Unfortunately their is no sign of the Swinub slowing, but thankfully you soon catch up with Heidi. You apologise for the Ice type's actions and inquire as to whether Swinub would be okay if it consumed a large amount of Balm Mushrooms.

"I think he'll be okay", Heidi chuckles, "might get a bit of a sore stomach but it won't kill him or anything. The pair of you continue to track the Swinub through the snow, thankfully he leaves a nice clear trail for you to follow. You soon find yourself at the entrance to a cave, an eerie glow is coming from within. "Well that certainly is odd, maybe we should get inside before your Swinub gets itself into more trouble."

You head inside the cave and it isn't long before you find the source of the glow. Luminescent mushrooms fill the cavern, you can't help but feel a bit uneasy about them. You spot Swinub sniffing around a rather large mushroom in the centre of the cave, it certainly didn't look like the bit of Balm Mushroom that Heidi had. "Well it found some mushrooms alright, perhaps we should look around and see if we can find some Balm Mushrooms?" As you turn to look around the cave, you feel your head spin a bit. You rub your eyes and let out a yawn, why did you suddenly feel so tired?
Hugo could feel his breathing becoming more labored and he placed his hand against the cold stone wall of the cavern to steady himself. The bioluminescence of the mushrooms created a dreamy atmosphere, and Hugo sensed himself beginning to drift off. Sure, he had been through quite a bit, but this wave of exhaustion was crashing down on him hard. He placed his back against the wall and slowly began to slide down until he was eventually sitting on the floor.

As his eyelids began to grow heavy, Hugo glanced around the cave. There was Swinub investigating the large mushroom, and the Pig Pokemon let out a long yawn as well. He was bursting with energy just a few moments ago. Why was he so tired as well?

“HEY IDIOT,” a voice yelled to Hugo. Startled, he looked around finding nobody but Heidi, and that certainly wasn’t her voice. It was much deeper, much angrier.

It was his own. His self-conscious was going into panic mode.

“You’re going to die here unless you do something, right?” the voice in Hugo’s head threatened. “This isn’t normal. Something is very wrong here.”

“What do you mean? There’s nobody here but Heidi, Swinub, and me. I think I’m just a little tired becau—”

“USE YOUR HEAD! THE LIGHT UP MUSHROOMS! THE GIANT ONE IN THE CENTER OF THE ROOM! THE SUDDEN FATIGUE! YOU. ARE. IN. DANGER.”

Hugo tried to focus, but it was a challenge. Sure things seems a little odd, but nothing seemed threatening. The bioluminescence was actually quite nice. And that giant mushroom was really something. How could a mushroom grow to be that big? What color would you call that? Was it purple? Pink? Lavender? And were those green spots? The only time Hugo could ever recall seeing a mushroom quite like that was in a book, but that mushroom was different because it was the head of a Shiinotic.

“DING DING DING MORON!”

“Oh FUCK!”

A sudden surge of adrenaline coursed through Hugo’s blood and he leapt to his feet.

“SWINUB! GET AWAY FROM THAT! IT’S NOT SAFE! HIT IT WITH POWDER SNOW!”
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King Ghidorah- It didn't take long for you to put the clues together. Glowing Mushrooms + Feeling Sleepy? Shiinotic! With Swinub sniffing all too close to the oversize shroom, you order the Swinub to strike the hidden Pokemon with a Powder Snow. Big mistake......

The Swinub blasts the mushroom with a super effective Shiinotic, causing it to reveal its limbs. The Shiinotic seems fairly ingrained in the ground, unlike the spores that are blown towards you by your Swinub's Powder Snow! The cold mixture of snow and spores washes over you, your eyelids grow heavy and close, but only for a second.

When your eyes open, you find yourself standing in the middle of a blizzard, staring into a massive hole in the side of a mountain. Looking around you see all your Pokemon laying about, unconscious and badly beaten. A bolt of lighting erupts from the cave, causing you to fall to the ground in shock. Moments later a torrent of flame bursts forth, almost searing you as it cuts through the falling snow.....

Swinub looks around wildly, where were its orders? It watches in shock as its trainer passes out on the cavern floor, prompting the woman who was with him to rush to his side. As she shook and shouted at the trainer to wake up, Swinub realised it was in danger. The Shiinotic lashes at him with Astonishing speed, but thankfully he manages to avoid the hit, jumping back just in time. With his new trainer unable to order him, he'd have to overcome this adversary by himself, at least until his trainer woke up.
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Old 04-19-2019, 09:11 AM   #131
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King Ghidorah- It didn't take long for you to put the clues together. Glowing Mushrooms + Feeling Sleepy? Shiinotic! With Swinub sniffing all too close to the oversize shroom, you order the Swinub to strike the hidden Pokemon with a Powder Snow. Big mistake......

The Swinub blasts the mushroom with a super effective Shiinotic, causing it to reveal its limbs. The Shiinotic seems fairly ingrained in the ground, unlike the spores that are blown towards you by your Swinub's Powder Snow! The cold mixture of snow and spores washes over you, your eyelids grow heavy and close, but only for a second.

When your eyes open, you find yourself standing in the middle of a blizzard, staring into a massive hole in the side of a mountain. Looking around you see all your Pokemon laying about, unconscious and badly beaten. A bolt of lighting erupts from the cave, causing you to fall to the ground in shock. Moments later a torrent of flame bursts forth, almost searing you as it cuts through the falling snow.....

Swinub looks around wildly, where were its orders? It watches in shock as its trainer passes out on the cavern floor, prompting the woman who was with him to rush to his side. As she shook and shouted at the trainer to wake up, Swinub realised it was in danger. The Shiinotic lashes at him with Astonishing speed, but thankfully he manages to avoid the hit, jumping back just in time. With his new trainer unable to order him, he'd have to overcome this adversary by himself, at least until his trainer woke up.
Wow, already down for the count? Well, I should have guessed. Maybe I was better off in the wild than with this guy.

To be fair, Swinub had gotten them into this situation with his voracious appetite and now he was going to have to deal with the Shiinotic without Hugo’s guidance. He glanced at his fallen trainer who looked bad. The woman was trying to pull him to attention, but he wasn’t waking up. Only twitching a little bit.

Oh, no. I do hope he’s okay though.

But Swinub would have to deal with the Shiinotic or else he too would end up like Hugo. The Illuminating Pokemon was pissed and lashed out at Swinub who dodged it literally in the nick of time. Swinub didn’t even realize what he was doing; just purely responding out of instinct.

Alright, that was close. Time to die, fungus brain.

Powder Snow was a dangerous choice. Sure, it hit the Shiinotic hard, but when combined with the Shiinotic’s spores…not a good combo. But Swinub was young and only had so many moves at his disposal. He was going to have to be very strategic in his decision making here. He didn’t want to make things worse. Not again, at least.

Okay, okay, think. This thing…it’s grass and…psychic? Was that right? No, no. Poison? Uh…Fairy. I think it’s Fairy? Yeah, that has to be right.

Swinub gathered up a pile of dirt beneath it’s little hoof and swung it at the Shiinotic.

Yeah, take a nice Mud Slap to the face, you bastard! And then eat this Icicle Spear!
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Meetan: Stunned by the cacophonic outburst of the Vibrava, you quickly convey some visual orders to Lorin as you cling onto the lily pad pokemon, who gazes at you with a slight squint, equally in pain from the audial assault, and to your relief it seems that your bond with him holds strong. Looking up at the skies, the tadpole shuffles on the spot in a sort of dance and a ray of blue light shines forth from him into the skies. While ordinarily this sort of technique would take a little time to act, the climate of Lythan'Torr is warm and humid, and within seconds the clouds broil over as rain begins to dampen you. However, this does nothing to stop the gust of wind whipped up by the Vibrava, blowing at you and Lorin and almost knocking you to the ground.

Lorin shakes off the uncomfortable advantageous attack and turns to the dragon, taking your next command to heart. As the ground type hops off the tree it dives for you, maw open, only to sink its fangs into a whirling wall of water from Lorin, and while it isn't enough to stop its momentum, it is enough to knock it well off course as it careens into the drink with a hefty splash. It quickly surfaces on the river and promptly begins to panic and struggle to shore, crying out loudly (though to you it merely sounds muffled) and as it hops onto the shore sopping wet, it stares hard at the Lotad and begins to inhale, energy building in its mouth at a terrific rate. Without hesitation, your pokemon quickly blasts it with ice beam, the water flash freezing around it as it cries out in pain from the super effective strike and ends up back in the water, this time floating as it is almost completely frozen!

The key word being almost. Directly incensed, it resumes gathering energy before firing back with its own beam of power, the hypersonic ray ripping towards Lorin who can do little but close his eyes and hunker down as it smashes into him. Blasted back, the grass type is forced into a tree and you're forced onto the grass forcefully from an explosion of energy, a loud creak breaking your temporary deafness as the tree itself topples over! A couple of tense seconds pass before you spot movement, and as the pink pokemon crawls out of the wreckage he looks in your direction, crawling slowly to your side, battered and bruised but mercifully not injured. Looking back at the Vibrava, you can see it panting as it is slowly pulled down the river, highly disgruntled, yet as it looks up at you it seems to give you a smug smirk of sorts.

As you try and regain your bearings you feel something grip your shoulder, and immediately recall the reason you were on the move as you tilt your head up at the green claw and the Sceptile it belonged to. The same voices from before then fill the air before a dozen or so men burst out of the brush, armed with flint spears and daggers and surprisingly well clothed with woven fabric, staring you down harshly. A couple of them pause, puzzled at your appearance and speak in a language you've never heard of to their compatriots, yet ultimately turning towards you and Lorin, and pointing their spears towards you. It seems you're in a definite pickle, anything to say or do in your defence?
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