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(ELITE) The SINJOH Team

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(ELITE) The SINJOH Team

Post by Cynthia on Sun Dec 14, 2014 12:36 pm



Route 36 [Outside Ruins of Alph] || Sunrise
(1)

It was...cold. Cynthia hadn't noticed just how quickly the winter had been creeping up on them these past few weeks. The newborn sun offered little warmth to the former Champion's face as she looked towards the glowing orange skies to the east. Tiny diamonds of frost glittered on each blade of grass, and her breath floated gently out of her mouth and disappeared into nothingness.

It was cold. Very cold. But that did not matter.

They had finally made it.

Buttoning up her long coat, Cynthia looked up at the crumbling entrance to the Ruins of Alph, one of Johto's most infamous landmarks. Here it was; the place, according to legend, that held the hidden entrance to the legendary Sinjoh Ruins; a place where the cultures of Johto and Sinnoh intertwined; a place where, she hoped, Arceus's presence dwelt.

A loud squawk from above turned her attention to the skies, watching her Braviary circle above her. A soft smile crossed the woman's lips, never happier to have her Pokemon beside her. Her most treasured friends, here on this journey to save the world with her...she couldn't have asked for it any other way.

"Carr," grunted her Lucario, standing stiffly beside her. The dual-type's aura sensors on the back of his head were raised, buzzing with a low hum as they scanned the environment.

"All clear?" Cynthia asked, cupping her hands up to her lips and inhaling into them.

"Carr," Lucario replied with a nod.

"Then let's get going." Rubbing her hands together, Cynthia approached the entrance. A bitter breeze blew, and a few crumbles of rock fell away from the slanted slab of stone that used to be the ceiling.

"Lucarr!" Lucario grabbed her arm, looking stricken.

"This is the only other way in," Cynthia replied, reading the anxiety in her Pokemon's eyes. "The one on Route 32 was blocked off, remember? Don't worry, we'll be all right. Come on." Smiling warmly, she stroked his head. "I know I can trust you two to watch my back."

Lucario nodded, not looking entirely convinced but complying nonetheless. He followed his Trainer past the chucks of rock, helping her over some of the larger ones. Braviary soared above them, keeping watch for danger.

"All right, we're in," said Cynthia as she stepped over the last stone. The ruins sat before them, like giant kings sleeping on their thrones. "Let's go."


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Ruins of Alph|| Sunrise


Famaer breathed in a deep, satisfying breath of crisp fresh air. Though he had long been away from the snowy caps of Acuity Lake, traversed across warm forests and sweltering desert, the winter was catching up to this region, closing its relentless maw upon the world-- and it suited him just fine. Cold was familiar and soothing.

He trotted along the old beat path beneath him, wandering wherever his paws would take him, led only by a gut instinct to continue South. The sun peeked over the nearby forest's canopy, eager to begin a new day, as was he. The nights had been restful, and this particular glaceon was ready to continue his pilgrimage he and his master had started so long ago. It wasn't long, however, that his strangely chipper mood was paused by a stray whiff on the wind, one that lasted but a moment before it was gone. As he stopped in the road, however, he knew that scent. Darkness always had a foul odor, and even on such a morn as this, he would not be so careless as to let it pass by unattended. Changing his trot to a stalking jog, he continued forward, ready to attack whatever Evil was nearby.

But an anxious cry stopped him once more, the voice originating from somewhere up ahead. It didn't sound like a walker, so... He took another sniff of the air and found only the sweaty scent of Fighting, the metal smell of Steel, a Flying type somewhere further on and... He blinked before taking another sniff of the air before believing what his nose was reporting. A human? Weren't they... Weren't they dead? He pressed further, slipping into the brush to get a peek of this rare and elusive creature to be welcomed by a most unique sight-- a human woman with a Lucario.

"This is the only other way in," the human replied soothingly, seemingly attempting to calm her frayed partner. "The one on Route 32 was blocked off, remember? Don't worry, we'll be all right. Come on." Smiling warmly, she stroked his head, Famaer still watching in awe and shock. "I know I can trust you two to watch my back."

The Lucario nodded, though it was easy to tell he wasn't convinced of their safety at all. A large bird soared above them, one Famaer had not seen before, but another sniff told him they were not anything to worry about. Large eyes watched the three as they drew closer to a gaping abyss sitting before them, like a toothless, hungry mouth awaiting its prey. "All right, we're in," she said, likely to herself. "Let's go."

Famaer felt his heart flutter with fear as another mocking whiff of an Evil passed by his nose. He couldn't just let these travelers rush into such danger! Nearly jumping out of his green camouflage, he let out a gentle but anxious "Wait!" Once the others turned to him, he trotted closer, concern written all over his body language.

"It's a rare sight to see a human anywhere in this crippled, dying world-- don't just fling yourself into such an obvious trap so willingly," he spoke, his eyes darting to the ruins inside. There were so many questions he was begging himself to ask, but their welfare came first-- curiosity could be settled later, when they were safer. "I can smell Evil in there, Miss. You shouldn't be down there."


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Ruins of Alph } Sunrise { (1)

Snow swirled around the Pikachu's feet. Her jacket made her stand out like a bloodstain against the bleak environment but at least it closed properly and her furry hood was warm.
She walked slowly, huddled up to preserve body warmth. Her dark-tipped ears folded under her furry hood to keep them from freezing. Despite the bitter cold there was a smile on the electric type's face. It had been a long journey but it was nearly over.
She can already see the ruins up ahead. She looks down, watching her own red booted feet as they crunch through the snow. To keep her spirits up she sings a little song.

"Cherry red, cherry red, can't get you out my head and no matter what you said, even when we're dead I will always love you~!" She hums to herself as she strides through the snow.
The frosty ground crunched underfoot. Despite the length of the journey she walks upright, her heart tipped tail twitching in time to her steps. As she hums electricity crackles in the red pads of her cheeks. She was tired but not unprepared. Bandit is grateful she decided to take her rockstar costume instead of any of the others. It provided the most coverage once the jacket was done up.

Looking up again she extends a fist towards the ruins.
"Alright! Nearly there~!" She says cheerfully before trudging on.
She has little legs and can't move very fast and it seems like every two minutes she's looking up to find she hasn't gotten any closer.
She grits her teeth and sings all seven verses of Cherry Red Lovers before she looks up again.
The blob she thought was just a shadow now looks like a long black coat.

A human!

Forgetting her song Bandit quickly pushes forwards, dropping to all fours to run faster. The snowy ground is cold on her forepaws and for a moment her fur sticks up before she is running as hard as she can towards the dark shape of the human. That long furry coat, it was just like the one her trainer used to wear!

"HEY!" She calls loudly.


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Ruins of Alph || Sunrise
(2)

Cynthia sighed, exhaling a cloud of vapour into the frozen air. On her map the ruins hadn't quite looked this huge. Countless stone buildings, big and small, sat dotted for miles ahead of her, their massive arched entrances yawning infinite blackness at them.

"Well...at least we have a long time to go until nightfall," she said, her shoes cracking the frozen earth as she walked forward, Lucario right by her side. Each of the structures were of various sizes; some clearly only containing single rooms and others nearly the size of a two-story building. Others led deep underground via stone steps, into a darkness greater than anything Cynthia had ever seen. It looked as though one would walk into a moonless night itself.

"Now let's see...if we want to get to Sinjoh we-- What's wrong?"
"Carr..." Lucario had suddenly stopped, his aura sensors buzzing as he glared at something in the distance.
"Is there something there?" Cynthia looked skyward towards Braviary, who had descended a few feet and was watching with his sharp eyes.

"Lucarr," muttered Lucario, appearing to relax a little, but still glaring at something fox-like and blue trotting towards them.

"A Glaceon, by the looks of it," said Cynthia, watching the Ice-type as it neared. "Healthy?" Lucario nodded.

The Eeveelution looked concerned as it got closer, so Cynthia reached into her bag and pulled out her communicator. She fiddled with the headphones as she adjusted them to fit her head, but by then the Glaceon was already talking to them.

"Glae, glaceon, glae."

She fit the device comfortably to her head, adjusted the microphone and turned it on.

Bzzzzzssssssttt-- "I can smell Evil in there, Miss. You shouldn't be down there."

Cynthia perked an eyebrow, looking at the Glaceon quizzically. "Evil? In the ruins?"

"I can sense two other creatures nearby," said Lucario. "Both uninfected." His red gaze turned to the newcomer suspiciously.

"Exactly what kind of 'evil' do you mean, Glaceon?" Cynthia asked politely, bending down slightly to reach the Eeveelution's eye level. Above them, Braviary squawked as he circled.


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Ruins of Alph|| Sunrise



The human quirked a brow at Famaer's warning, but she seemed polite enough. "Evil? In the ruins?" Her gentle voice evoked a soft sigh from the old glaceon; it had been far too long since dealing with a human. It was almost nostalgic.

"I can sense two other creatures nearby," the Lucario beside her reported. "Both uninfected." He gave Famaer a sort of suspicious glance, but the glaceon was used to such things. Many pokemon and people alike didn't know of the Evils, and even sought out to accompany or even defend such folk. Even back near Acuity Lake in his homeland, survivors sought to defend the demon in their midst.

"Exactly what kind of 'evil' do you mean, Glaceon?"

Famaer coughed lightly, clearing his throat. He wouldn't allow such a rarity like this human fall prey to the lurking Evil nearby. He had lost with the young Eevee pup... but this time... THIS time would be different. He would finally win. "I--"

"HEY!" Famaer turned to see a Pikachu wearing strange clothes running toward them. A quick sniff of the air said there was little need for alarm; the newcomer was uninfected and alone, despite the strange things on their body. He gave a tail flick of acknowledgement, but knew that with each new member, it would be more and more difficult to sway a flock.

"Miss, in the cave, there's--" But before he could finish, soft pawprints echoed from the dark abyss before them, heralding the Evil's entrance. His head whipped to the cave's mouth in time to see a miniature Houndour-ish pokemon erupt from the darkness, fangs bared, then immediately smashed into the human's legs before the glaceon could act. "Don't catch me! I bite!"

As the Houndour-thing jumped away, Famaer took a defensive stance in front of the human-- he would not allow her to become its victim so quickly. But the Evil had been chased by one of its own spawn, one of the Undead, which was quickly catching up on its heels. Famaer let out a scoff of disgust and distaste as the Evil quickly disposed of the "threat". How poetic; the Evils had to dispose of their familiars as well as any other living being. Though he despised the Undead, he was glad that at least there was no discrimination.

Tail high, lip curled in a nasty snarl, Famaer took a step forward. Obviously, this mutated pup was part of the Houndoom line-- one of the more accursed evolutionary lines to ever walk the Earth. Even trainers' pokedex entries spoke of their venomous fire, their eerie, haunting calls... They were the embodiment of Hellfire itself, even if it was a little flame in front of him now. It would grow into a raging inferno if not checked. "You've killed the Undead, Pup," he growled, hackles raising into icy needles. "Now leave." He glanced upward to the human, resolute.

"This is what I spoke of, Ma'am," he began, glaring back to the pup. "An Evil. They plague the Earth and are the cause of this horrible Apocalypse-- we have to destroy any that cross our path!" He whirled back to her, eyes desperate. He needed her to believe him, and already, he felt his grip on the human slipping. This was a puppy. Humans were notorious for sympathizing with children-- which was fine, but that same goodness left them unable to distinguish Good from Evil. Vulnerable. And that was how the Evils were able to clench their grip on the world.

No one... No one had taken he or his master seriously, and then the world ended... He couldn't let it continue. He needed her to listen. To understand. "They've dogged the Righteous' steps since the Dawn of Time, leeching off all that is good in the world. Love, life, happiness-- they drink it dry and leave only sorrow, pain and death! Darks, Psychics, Dragons, Poisons, Ghosts-- they're all corrupted, all a part of what rots this world to the core! They caused this, and we won't see the end of this pandemic until all of the Blighted are wiped from the face of the Earth! You have to believe me!"

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Ruins of Alph } Sunrise { (2)

The Pikachu pants for breath as she runs across the chilly ground with her heart shaped tail sticking up in the air through the seat of her pants. Her ears twitch as she picks up the conversation and the human turns.
Her hair is blonde and long but not curled into elegant ringlets like her trainer. Her face was different. The Lucario wasn't Ajax.
In that moment her heart sinks. Forcibly she swallows her disappointment and drags her spirits back up again. Either way it was a human!
She stops to stand and wave a small paw at the back coated figure.
"Hello! You don't have to worry; I'm healthy!"
She flexes her arms briefly before wiping her forehead and running the last few meters. Her tail swings side to side.
The human is surrounded by other Pokemon, a Lucario, a Glaceon, A Braviary overhead and, as she watched, a bundle of black fur bolts from the entrance and smacks into her.
Wow, this must be a popular spot! She wonders who else came here to make a prayer to Arceus...

Bandit keeps a wary enough distance from the Braviary's flight as she scurries closer. Curse her tiny little legs, they were adorable but useless! In the end she closes the final distance between them with a Quick Attack, using some of the electricity from her pouches to boost her forwards.
She is just in time to catch the tail end of the conversation as the Glaceon starts to speak with surprising venom.
"This is what I spoke of, Ma'am," The ice-type is glaring daggers at the pup. "An Evil. They plague the Earth and are the cause of this horrible Apocalypse-- we have to destroy any that cross our path!"
At first glance the Pikachu thought the dark type was a houndour but looking closer she sees the resemblance was superficial. It was smaller and stockier with a single strip of bone across its back and a spiked collar. The poor things fur stuck up around some rather bad scars and a fresher looking wound on its neck.
"They've dogged the Righteous' steps since the Dawn of Time, leeching off all that is good in the world. Love, life, happiness-- they drink it dry and leave only sorrow, pain and death! Darks, Psychics, Dragons, Poisons, Ghosts-- they're all corrupted, all a part of what rots this world to the core! They caused this, and we won't see the end of this pandemic until all of the Blighted are wiped from the face of the Earth! You have to believe me!"
The Glaceon spits poisonously, practically foaming at the mouth with zealotry.
Bandit's ears droop and she moves back a step. Maybe, maybe she should go but...she'd worked so hard to find this place. She needs to calm herself down.

"M-My name is Bandit." Her voice slips at the start of the sentence, clearly unnerved by the Glaceon's speech.
"The supercool star of the contest stage, guaranteed to steal your heart!"
The rest of her contest spiel comes to her easily. Introductions, she could do introductions...
She spins around in a circle, ending up laying on her side and bringing one hand around to frame her eye.
"The stunning, shocking Pokemon idol..."
In a smooth motion she flips upright and punches at the air.
"Who never gives up~"
With a pause she stands up straight with her arms crossed over her chest and confident smile.
"Sparkle~!"
The picture perfect routine raises her spirits, making her feel less afraid of this group of strangers. She gives a small bow to her audience.
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Post by Duma on Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:52 pm


||Ruins of Alph|Sunrise||
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The dark bat flew blissfully as he glided over to the Ruins of Alph, emerald gaze shining as he looked around. He looked back at the sleeping white Drakeon on his back, before looking back down. His eyes caught sight of something and he dipped lower to view it. It looked like a large bird that had brilliant colors In the rising sunlight, Toothless was in awe of the colors. Purposely, he shook his wings, rusting the Drakeon that was asleep on his back awake. "You better have a good fucking reason to wake me up Toothless..." She growled, and the Noivern grinned, hovering in place, pointing at the bird. "There's other pokemon over there!" He said purring at the discovery.

Emphrey rolled her eyes. "Okay, okay dipshit. Take us down, but be careful. We don't know if they're friendlies." She said, bracing herself as Toothless flicked his tail and they started gliding down, flying in wide, lazy circles. As they flew lower, Emphrey flicked an ear downwards to pick up conversation.

"This is what I spoke of, Ma'am," The Drakeon tapped Toothless's shoulder and the Noivern pulled up, his head tilting as he listened. "An Evil. They plague the Earth and are the cause of this horrible Apocalypse-- we have to destroy any that cross our path!" Emphrey frowned. Just who was this asshole? "They've dogged the Righteous' steps since the Dawn of Time, leeching off all that is good in the world. Love, life, happiness-- they drink it dry and leave only sorrow, pain and death! Darks, Psychics, Dragons, Poisons, Ghosts-- they're all corrupted, all a part of what rots this world to the core! They caused this, and we won't see the end of this pandemic until all of the Blighted are wiped from the face of the Earth! You have to believe me!"

Okay, just who was this asshole? Emphrey tapped Toothless's head, and pointed with her tail to an empty spot beside them. The Noivern dove down, pulling up in time to land nicely with his feet touching down first followed by his wings. "M-My name is Bandit." Emphrey jumped down from Toothless's back, looking over at the Pikachu. "The supercool star of the contest stage, guaranteed to steal your heart!" She blinked, looking at them with a confused expression. "The stunning, shocking Pokemon idol..." She stood silent for a moment, waiting for them to finish.

"Who never gives up~" Toothless watched them in fascination, his emerald eyes shining."Sparkle~!" Toothless grinned. "That was brilliant!" He said, his tail wagging a lot like a dogs. Emphrey rolled her eyes. "Who's the idiot preaching word vomit and ear torture?"

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Ruins of Alph || Sunrise
(3)

Cynthia adjusted her communicator into a more comfortable position in her ear as the Glaceon went to answer her, but something small running towards them from the misty gloom of the ruins caught their attention. A Houndour? ...No, too small. Her communicator screeched an uncomfortable buzz into her ear, but just as she tuned it the small canine collided into her legs.

Lucario grabbed her arm to keep her balanced and glared at the creature as he bared his fangs at them. "Don't catch me! I bite!" he growled, actually managing to look aggressive despite his small stature. Lucario growled straight back, starting to threaten the small pup to back down when his sensors jolted to life.
"Cynthia, infected!"
Surely enough, an undead Zigzagoon was dashing its way towards them, drool dangling from its bloodstained jaw as it neared.
"Lucario, hold steady. Prepare an Aura Sphere" the former Champion ordered, standing tall and as the threat approached. Her dual-type's hands flickered as ball of blue energy appeared between them, and above them, Braviary squawked again. "Braviary, stay where you are."

But a battle was not to be, for the small pup quickly disposed of the small raccoon with a well-aimed Fire Fang, crushing the top of its skull. Cynthia relaxed, and so did her Pokemon. "Well, it seems we have no need to worry as long as we have this little warrior around to protect us," she said, offering a warm smile to the pup. Perhaps all he needed was a reason to trust her.

The Glaceon, however, was not impressed. "You've killed the Undead, Pup," he snarled, his fur bristling, "Now leave." He looked up at her, his eyes brimming with passion. "This is what I spoke of, Ma'am. An Evil. They plague the Earth and are the cause of this horrible Apocalypse-- we have to destroy any that cross our path!"

Cynthia would've laughed, discerning the Glaceon's words as a joke, if he didn't look so...so desperate, so resolute. She stared at him in bewilderment as he went on. "They've dogged the Righteous' steps since the Dawn of Time, leeching off all that is good in the world. Love, life, happiness-- they drink it dry and leave only sorrow, pain and death! Darks, Psychics, Dragons, Poisons, Ghosts-- they're all corrupted, all a part of what rots this world to the core! They caused this, and we won't see the end of this pandemic until all of the Blighted are wiped from the face of the Earth! You have to believe me!"

Before she could even imagine what she was going to say, there was a flurry of wind and thud as Braviary landed behind her. The large bird scoffed as he held himself up high, glaring down his beak at the Eeveelution.
"What the hell is this guy blabbering on about?" he snapped. "'Cause of the Epidemic'? What does he know about that?! Even we have no clue where this shit started."
"Braviary--"
"Darks, Dragons, Ghosts -- what?! I think this loser has a few screws loose--"
"Braviary." Cynthia's firm voice stopped the bird in his tracks. "That is enough. Don't be so rude."
The avian grunted and ruffled his feathers indignantly, but said no more.

"I...I'm sorry about that," said Cynthia, trying to appear earnest as she looked back at the Glaceon. "I...can't say that I understand all of what you are trying to say, but..." She trailed off, utterly baffled at this Pokemon's belief system, if indeed it was true. If it wasn't, this Glaceon was a heck of a good joker.

The Pikachu who had appeared performed a small dance to introduce herself but, as adorable as it was, only added to the awkwardness of the situation. The woman was simply at a complete loss of what to say or do. She couldn't tell the pup to leave simply because the Ice-type didn't approve of his typing, and likewise she couldn't shun the Glaceon for the beliefs he clearly held so closely to his heart.

Braviary grunted out a curse behind her as a Noivern landed nearby, and Cynthia was almost ready to join him. While she had no problem with company, a lot of Pokemon had turned up in just a couple of minutes, one of them proving to be especially difficult. Cynthia's gaze turned to the gloomy depths of the ruins, thinking about their objective.

"Who's the idiot preaching word vomit and ear torture?" asked a Pokemon that Cynthia had never seen before shortly after she had hopped off the larger dragon's back. Braviary snorted from behind her.

"All right," Cynthia said, loud enough to get everyone's attention. "I think...we should all just start again. It's been a...rather turbulent start, wouldn't you say?" She turned the knob on her communicator until the white noise in the background stopped. She sighed; she had suspected that the signal would be poor here.

"It's wonderful to meet all of you. My name is Cynthia," she said, offering them a friendly nod. "I'm a Trainer."
"Champion," Braviary firmly corrected her with a smug ruffle of his feathers.
"Former Champion." Cynthia hoped that she was concealing her sudden burst of nerves as she maintained her smile. She hadn't planned on revealing her past occupation, and only hoped that none of these Pokemon would prejudice or fear her on those grounds. "But that's irrelevant; I hope I can be friends with all of you."


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Post by Silverishness on Tue Jan 06, 2015 1:48 pm

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Ruins of Alph|| Sunrise


Famaer had hoped that maybe even a fraction of what he was trying to warn her about had gotten through, but as she was digesting the new information, heavy wings sounded before a very large bird landed; one he would admit to never have seen before. "What the hell is this guy blabbering on about?" he snapped, causing Famaer to take a more defensive stance. Of course there would be opposition. There always was. "'Cause of the Epidemic'? What does he know about that?! Even we have no clue where this shit started."
"Braviary--" the human interrupted.
"Darks, Dragons, Ghosts -- what?! I think this loser has a few screws loose--"
"Braviary." Cynthia's firm voice stopped the bird in his tracks. "That is enough. Don't be so rude."
Though the bird grumbled and ruffled his feathers, he didn't continue. Famaer gave the human a warm, grateful smile. At least she was willing to listen.

"I...I'm sorry about that," the human apologized, which he met with only more gratitude. "I...can't say that I understand all of what you are trying to say, but..." She trailed a bit, and Famaer could see she was clearly confused and a bit concerned. His ears perked with hope; perhaps she would listen? He opened his mouth to continue, but a pikachu simply appeared and did... a dance?

In the awkward silence that came after the dance and introduction, there was yet another new arrival that simply showed up, subtly telling Famaer that the Evils would stop at nothing to prevent him from spreading his Truth. He frowned deeply at the two unknown dragons that landed, one already a haughty, pompous thing. Disgusting.

"Who's the idiot preaching word vomit and ear torture?" the strange one asked, causing Famaer's fur to prick.

"All right," the human interrupted, loud enough to get everyone's attention. "I think...we should all just start again. It's been a...rather turbulent start, wouldn't you say?" She fiddled with some sort of contraption on her ear, but Famaer paid it little mind. Humans usually had strange things.

"It's wonderful to meet all of you. My name is Cynthia," she began, addressing all of them. Perhaps she was used to speaking to a lot of pokemon, or people? "I'm a Trainer."
"Champion," the angry bird from before corrected her smugly, earning a small big of disapproval from the old glaceon.
"Former Champion." she corrected still, taking a breath. Famaer glanced uneasily at the Evils that had already gathered; disgraceful creatures couldn't keep from trying to poison the poor woman... "But that's irrelevant; I hope I can be friends with all of you."

Much to Famaer's chagrin, the first Evil spoke first. "My name is Lincoln. ...Your Lucario won't fry me with an Aura sphere, will he?" the little brat queried, to which Famaer could only scoff.

He would have every right to, you little parasite... he snarled viciously in his mind, but felt that perhaps in order to gain a better audience with the human, he would have to remain at least somewhat civil. "...I am Famaer, Miss Cynthia. What I said earlier is true, and I only mean for your safety..." He glanced anxiously at the Dragons, fearful of what horrors they had in wait for her. She seemed a truly gentle soul-- he couldn't let any more of them be destroyed by this horrible blight.


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Post by Kaze on Tue Jan 06, 2015 3:34 pm


Ruins of Alph } Sunrise { (3)

Bandit twitches her black-tipped ears. Her sparking cheeks let of a few volts of electricity in embarrassment. It was just force of habit but it made the atmosphere even more awkward. She laughs a bit nervously at the chilly reception. Man, she was just trying to lighten the mood a little but everyone here was being so serious! Not that there's anything wrong with being serious, they were in a dangerous situation, but it wouldn't kill to try and smile every once and a while.
She smiles herself, settling down as she listens to the conversation. The little puppy that looked like a Houndour was cute, why was the Glaceon being mean to it? He acts like he knows something they don't know but the lil Dark Type was alive wasn't he? He wasn't about to attack them.
The Pikachu watches in surprise as a black bat dragon with a speck of white on its back swoops down beside them. They've got quite an adventuring party now! At this rate they'll reach the top in no time.
"It's wonderful to meet all of you. My name is Cynthia," The Human introduces herself, offering them a friendly nod. "I'm a Trainer."
"Champion," her Braviary corrected, seemingly proud of the title.
"Former Champion." The human corrects back. Is it just Bandit or does she look a little nervous?"But that's irrelevant; I hope I can be friends with all of you."[/quote]
"Wow Champion, that's very impressive Miss Cynthia." The Pikachu smiles. "Let's have lots of fun while we're working together k?" She says cheerfully and strikes a pose.
Pausing to 'roll up' her sleeves she turns back to observe the cave entrance. She stands up as tall as she can with a determined expression.
"Now that everyone's here I think it's safe to go exploring."
Buzzing with excitement the Pikachu moves into the cave entrance of the ancient ruins. It is dark inside and she brings sparks up on her cheeks to light her way. She presses on through the gloom, choosing pathways at random. It isn't until she pauses to take a breather that she realizes the others aren't following her. Moreover she seems to have gotten herself lost. All the passageways look the same. Her tail twitches and she swallows the jolt of fear that runs through her heart. t's too dangerous to try and shout for help. There's nothing more she can do but keep going and hope that she bumps into the others again.
Bandit picks another passageway at random and runs forwards.

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Post by Duma on Wed Jan 07, 2015 4:23 am


||Ruins of Alph|Sunrise||
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After Emphrey's arrival, The Drakeon was pleased to see that the Glaceon had shut up. "All right," Emphrey's ears twitched and the shiny looked up at the human, her blue eyes running up and down the female, studying them. "I think...we should all just start again. It's been a...rather turbulent start, wouldn't you say?" Emphrey scoffed, grinning at the Glaceon with a toothy smile. "It's wonderful to meet all of you. My name is Cynthia,"

Toothless perked up, sitting straight upright at his full height, emerald green eyes shining in curiosity. "I'm a Trainer." Emphrey's eyes narrowed, but a glance up at Toothless made the Drakeon relax. If they wanted to capture them, they would of by now. "Champion," Emphrey blinked and looked over the Braivery. Yes, powerful, but champion? That's a bit excessive. "Former Champion."

Well, that explains it.

"But that's irrelevant; I hope I can be friends with all of you." Emphrey smiled, this time genuinely. "My name is Lincoln. ...Your Lucario won't fry me with an Aura sphere, will he?" Toothless and Emphrey both looked over at the young pup, each one looking it over differently. Toothless's searing green gaze looked over the scars with awe, while Emphrey looked at the pup in general. It looked like a Houndour, but it was... Different. Not quite the same. "...I am Famaer, Miss Cynthia. What I said earlier is true, and I only mean for your safety..."

Emphrey bit back a smart-assed reply, forcing herself to at least me somewhat restrained. "I am Emphrey, and my dipshit companion here is Toothless. Don't ask why he's called that, apparently it's a name his trainer gave to him." She said, and upon hearing his name, the Noivern's tail wagged happily, the metal and red leather tail tip hitting the ground with a soft clink. "It is very nice to meet you miss Cynthia! I hope we came become good friends~" He cheerfully said, watching the smaller electric type said something before running off. When they didn't come back, Toothless let out a saddened whine. "Emphreeeeey, where'd the cool sparky one go?" He said, ears drooping as his head lowered to the ground in an exaggerated sigh.

The Drakeon looked at where the Pikachu had gone, frowning. "I don't know sorry Toothless. I just hope they're okay wherever they've headed." She said, before looking back at Cynthia. "Er, Cynthia, if I may ask, what are you here at the Ruins anyway? There aren't many humans left and I don't really see the significance in some dusty old ruins." The Drakeon asked, sitting down beside Toothless who was now laying down on his belly, tail curled around the Drakeon as his emerald eyes looked playfully up at Cynthia.
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Post by Cynthia on Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:36 pm



Ruins of Alph || Early Morning
(4)

"My name is Lincoln, the small pup timidly replied. "Your Lucario won't fry me with an Aura sphere, will he?" His anxious eyes swiveled up to the jackal, who stood stiffly by Cynthia's side.
The woman chuckled, tucking some of her hair behind her ear. "He won't do anything of the sort unless I tell him to," she said. "And I would never issue such an order unless there was a good reason to."

"...I am Famaer, Miss Cynthia. Next came the preachy Glaceon who, although a little eccentric, so far received top marks for manners. "What I said earlier is true, and I only mean for your safety..."
"We don't need any help," Lucario said, speaking for the first time since they had arrived. Cynthia saw his tail begin twitching, as it always did when he was tense. He looked up at her. "Do we?"
"Definitely not from the local lunatic," Braviary grumbled from behind her. The great bird stretched out his wings and looked to the indigo skies, clearly impatient to get into the air again. "Can we just go? We're wasting time."

Cynthia tightened her hands inside her pockets. Yes, they could've been well into the ruins by now, but meeting a group of living Pokemon this size was an opportunity she didn't want to just give up. Uninfected wild Pokemon were getting rarer by the day, and if they were all still here they had to still have a purpose in the world. She believed that - no life was a waste - and if she could get some of these Pokemon to come along with her, maybe she could protect them for long enough to find that purpose.

Who knows? she thought, fiddling with the strap of her satchel. Their purpose might be the same as mine.

Emphrey and Toothless, the two dragons, seemed friendly enough, even if the former was on the feistier side. "Emphreeeeey, where'd the cool sparky one go?" Toothless suddenly whined, looking crestfallen.
"The Pikachu?" Cynthia looked up at the ruins anxiously. "Did she run off?"
"I'll see if she's still around," said Lucario, scanning the area for auras. After a few moments, he shook his head. "Nothing. I guess she decided she didn't want our company after all."
"Oh, well...let's hope she gets on all right, then." Cynthia didn't like the thought of that little Pikachu out there all alone, but if she had indeed intended to leave them then it was her decision. She had been so adorable too...

"Er, Cynthia, if I may ask, what are you here at the Ruins anyway?" the Drakeon then asked. "There aren't many humans left and I don't really see the significance in some dusty old ruins."
"Well--"
"Is this really their business?" Braviary growled, eyeing the group suspiciously. "We were doing just fine before this lot turned up, and we'll be fine from here on out. We don't need them sticking their noses into it."
"It was just a question, Braviary," Cynthia said calmly, even though she could feel her patience beginning to tremble. Braviary was easily one of the most loyal and trustworthy Pokemon on her team, but despite that his attitude sometimes grated on her nerves. Yes, he was allowed to be suspicious of newcomers, especially this many at once, but she would not tolerate him being rude. "And one that I will attempt to answer. Now, while I do that, you head back up to the skies and keep watch, please. I'll let you know if I need you."

Braviary grumbled as he flexed his great wings and, with a gust of wind, took off into the air once more.
"...Now. Onto your question," Cynthia said after a brief sigh for composure. "I have actually come here to do some research, you see. One of my hobbies back before all of this happened was to study Pokemon Mythology. Being originally from Sinnoh, I particularly love that region's Creation Myth." She paused to adjust her buzzing communicator. "I won't go into too much detail about it now - I doubt you'll be able to stop me once I get going! But that myth has some consistency as to why I'm here." She stopped again, unsure whether to elaborate further. She had held this mission close to her heart for a long time, only sharing it with her Pokemon and her closest friends at the HQ. Somehow it didn't feel right to tell it to a group of Pokemon she'd only known for five minutes.

Still, she didn't have to go into all the details at the moment; right now she could merely test their knowledge and judge their responses. Once they gained her trust, then she could continue her explanation.

"Tell me...have any of you heard of the Sinjoh Ruins?"


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Post by Silverishness on Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:35 am

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Ruins of Alph|| Sunrise



"We don't need any help," the Lucario snipped at Famaer's plea, but the old ice type took the comment unflinchingly. He knew he had to help her. But the fighter turned back to his human for conformation. "Do we?"
"Definitely not from the local lunatic," the angry bird growled in reply, adding to Famaer's burden. The odds were quickly stacking against him, but these were the human's own partners... He would have to have faith that she would at least listen. If he could convince her, she would convince her pokemon. "Can we just go? We're wasting time."
Famaer looked to Miss Cynthia with hope as she deliberated, and though he wouldn't have liked to admit it, his heart raced. It was finally a true chance to save a human, to redeem himself when he'd failed so spectacularly to save his own human... His eyes stayed on her, studying each and every minute change in expression for some hint of hope. Please... he silently prayed.

In the mayhem, Famaer had been to preoccupied with hoping for Cynthia's audience that he didn't even realize they were already down a member. The two dragons noticed the clothed pikachu first. "Emphreeeeey, where'd the cool sparky one go?" the larger black one whimpered, causing Famaer to scan the nearby scenery for the very noticeable pikachu. He did not smell blood, so perhaps they were lamenting over a lost opportunity? He gave a small sigh of relief; she had been able to run while she could. Perhaps God heard his pleas after all, if He saved at least one soul.

"The Pikachu?" Miss Cynthia queried, looking to the darkened entrance anxiously. "Did she run off?"

"I'll see if she's still around," quipped her Lucario, closing his eyes and seeming to meditate? Famaer had heard of being able to read "Auras" but had never seen it in action for himself. He could admire the use of such a power. Such a power would make any Lucario a Divine prophet... If  only I were as useful... But it seemed that the Lucario finished his scan, shaking his head. "Nothing. I guess she decided she didn't want our company after all."

"Oh, well...let's hope she gets on all right, then." It was obvious that Miss Cynthia was put on edge with the small pikachu's disappearance, as any honest person should be. He gently placed a paw on her black and gold shoe, looking up to her with a gentle smile. "I'm sure the Lord will guide her, Miss. She has made it thus far, after all."

"Er, Cynthia, if I may ask, what are you here at the Ruins anyway?" Famaer turned to see that the strange Dragon that had insulted him be fore was none other than one of his own Evil cousins-- he had never learned the species' name, but he knew the look. "There aren't many humans left and I don't really see the significance in some dusty old ruins."

"Well--"

"Is this really their business?" the bird growled gruffly to his human. "We were doing just fine before this lot turned up, and we'll be fine from here on out. We don't need them sticking their noses into it."

"It was just a question, Braviary," Miss Cynthia soothed, earning more and more respect from Famaer. Though her formal title had been revealed, she was not prideful. Even now, while her patience was being clearly tried, she remained civil. Calm and collected, surely the Lord sent Famaer on the path toward her to help protect her from the nearby hunting scum. "And one that I will attempt to answer. Now, while I do that, you head back up to the skies and keep watch, please. I'll let you know if I need you." The bird, though obviously disgruntled, did as he was told.

"...Now. Onto your question," Miss Cynthia began after a brief sigh for composure. "I have actually come here to do some research, you see. One of my hobbies back before all of this happened was to study Pokemon Mythology. Being originally from Sinnoh, I particularly love that region's Creation Myth." Famaer's eyes widened to saucers as she casually fiddled with something on her neck. Was she truly... looking for the Lord? "I won't go into too much detail about it now - I doubt you'll be able to stop me once I get going! But that myth has some consistency as to why I'm here."

She took a pause then, as if analyzing whether to go further. Famaer begged her inwardly, his heart racing. Was she on a pilgrimage? Perhaps to plea for the Lord to end this Apocalypse? "Tell me...have any of you heard of the Sinjoh Ruins?"

"That sounds like a bad love child of Sinnoh and Johto," Famaer's head snapped to the little Evil, eyes ablaze with fury for his insolence. Even if he weren't Hellspawn, it was still a blatant act of sacrilege to speak of the Ruins that way. "What are the Sinjoh Ruins?"

"Hold your tongue, whelp!" Famaer hissed, glaring down to the little pup. "You don't know what your insolent mouth is blabbering." He turned back to Cynthia, hope once again in his eyes. There was no way he could leave her side now, not when he knew where she was going. "I know of them-- my trainer, he taught me. He taught me everything about Him and His way, and that there was some knowledge of Him in Sinjoh, but no one knew the way. His dream was to travel there and pray, but..." His voice faltered at the memory. "But he gave his life to protecting the Innocent from this plague before he had the chance of even looking. Please. Please, let me accompany you, Miss Cynthia."


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Post by Duma on Wed Jan 14, 2015 4:49 pm


||Ruins of Alph|Early Morning||
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It seems that everyone else had picked up on the Pikachu's disappearance  when Toothless had mentioned it. "The Pikachu?" Toothless nodded at Cynthia, earning a roll of the eyes from Emphrey. "Did she run off?" Emphrey looked around, scanning the immediate surroundings. "I'll see if she's still around," Emphrey gave the Lucario a glance, studying them as they closed their eyes and... Meditated? Her eyes narrowed as she took in the scene. I heard something about them being able to read auras... I guess that's what it looks like. She thought, watching them as they opened their eyes again.

"Nothing. I guess she decided she didn't want our company after all." The shiny Drakeon shrugged. "Guess not." She said, turning to look at Toothless, who gave her a look of dismay. Emphrey rolled her eyes and sighed, turning back to listen in to the conversation. "Oh, well...let's hope she gets on all right, then." Emphrey nodded grimly. The last thing they needed was to come across the Pikachu's body. "I'm sure the Lord will guide her, Miss. She has made it thus far, after all." A sarcastic groan emitted from Emphrey as she rolled her eyes. She was going to get really tired of the Glaceon's stupid preaching.

"Well--" Cynthia spoke up to answer her quiestion, and Emphrey's ears flicked, swivelling to listen in. "Is this really their business?" She passed the Braivery a glare from the corner of her eye. "We were doing just fine before this lot turned up, and we'll be fine from here on out. We don't need them sticking their noses into it." Toothless whined, and Emphrey sighed in irritation. "It was just a question, Braviary," Well, at least somone was being decent. "And one that I will attempt to answer. Now, while I do that, you head back up to the skies and keep watch, please. I'll let you know if I need you." With a huff, the bird took to the sky, circling overhead. "...Now. Onto your question," Turning to face Cynthia, Emphrey sat down, listening in intently. If she knew what was going on here, maybe she could help out besides just being there.

"I have actually come here to do some research, you see. One of my hobbies back before all of this happened was to study Pokemon Mythology. Being originally from Sinnoh, I particularly love that region's Creation Myth." Emphrey's ears twitched and her eyebrow raised. The Creation Myth? As in, Arceus and all that? Emphrey's eyes narrowed. Why would they be looking for them now of all times?

"I won't go into too much detail about it now - I doubt you'll be able to stop me once I get going! But that myth has some consistency as to why I'm here." Well, it made sense. Contact God, ask why this all happened, why the hell he ditched them. "Tell me...have any of you heard of the Sinjoh Ruins?" She'd heard of it yes, but she never looked to much into it. "That sounds like a bad love child of Sinnoh and Johto," Emphrey snorted, fighting down laughter. Yeah, this was gonna be a fun group to be around with. "What are the Sinjoh Ruins?"

"Hold your tongue, whelp!" Emphrey spiked up, growling as she stood, glaring at the Glaceon. "Boy, someone got up on the wrong side of the fucking bed this morning. How about you calm down and maybe we can actually get something accomplished here?" She snapped, glaring at the Glaceon, who just kept talking. "You don't know what your insolent mouth is blabbering." Emphrey scoffed. "Clearly he's not the only one."

"I know of them-- my trainer, he taught me. He taught me everything about Him and His way, and that there was some knowledge of Him in Sinjoh, but no one knew the way. His dream was to travel there and pray, but..." Emphrey groaned, rolling her eyes and taking a few steps towards the Ruins, her claws clicking on the stone. "But he gave his life to protecting the Innocent from this plague before he had the chance of even looking. Please. Please, let me accompany you, Miss Cynthia."

Toothless stood up and stretched his wings a little, the dark membrane reflecting the light, filtering it into a dark shadow before he folded the appendages, walking over to Emphrey, who jumped up onto his back and nestled down between his shoulder blades. She looked behind her at Cynthia. "Cynthia, all the standing around out here is probably not the most safest option. Should we start heading into the Ruins soon?" She asked, looking up at the sky for a moment, searching for anything of even remote interest.
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Post by Abysswalker on Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:44 am


Ruins of Alph | Early Morning
(1)

Queen tore against the snow-filled landscape, the heat of rushing blood a barrier against the bitter cold that had accompanied the earlier arrival of winter. The days had been harsh for him, fighting against not only powerful undead but also fierce ice storms and the ever-present threat of starvation; now, though his destination loomed ahead. Kat had not been one to disguise her fascination with the Ruins of Alph, and after months of searching through the cesspool that was Johto, Queen was finally here. It was unlikely anyone who had holed up in the ruin was still around-or even alive-but he had to make sure. For the sake of those living...and maybe for some small piece of closure.

Queen made his way around fallen snow and debris, and the age of the Ruins did not escape him-even before the plague, they must have been crumbling. No matter. This was his destination, and he was not leaving, collapsing structures or not. With a grunt, Queen climbed up and over a large chunk of rock; the lack of anyone, even undead Pokemon, did not escape his notice. Why was there nothing here? There was no reason for the undead to avoid the Ruins, they did not understand the symbolism or importance, they understood nothing. I do not like this. Only a soft growl from his throat gave away his unease, and nobody was around to hear it. Queen entered the Ruins of Alph alone, his eyes endlessly searching for the slightest movement, ears straining to hear a voice or undead growl.

His heart practically leaped out of its proper place when he heard the voices not too long after; he could tell by the tones that it was an argument, but Queen didn't care. Survivors! There was nothing more he wanted to do than run to them out of joy, but Queen forced himself to breathe deeply and relax. There was no point in frightening them. He closed his eyes, exhaled, then opened them once more-it was dark there, but at that moment, light did not matter. Queen trotted to the source of the voices, following them, straightforward and precise in his movement. It did not take long for him to find the Pokemon that were talking-but that was not the only creature with them.

The first thing Queen saw was the woman-blonde hair, wearing all-black clothes with several Pokemon among her. She was a rarity. She was a human. There was a pain in Queen's chest as he thought of how long it'd been since he'd seen one of their kind; this one was obviously a trainer too...

"Hello," Queen greeted them as he walked out towards the group, keeping his face calm and free of emotion. "I had not expected to find anyone in these Ruins...particularly a human." His eyes went from one Pokemon to another, even though many were of species he could not recognize. "Whatever your reasons for all of you being here are, I am willing to help you." He stopped there, knowing fully well that they would not trust him, and distance was the best policy to introducing oneself.

"I know I am a stranger. If you have to send me away, so be it."


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Post by Nightfall on Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:20 pm



Ruins of Alph/Early Morning (88)
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Back in Pallet. Why? A feeling. Joy and warmth. Running towards a beacon of bright pink light. Mew. Tears of relief. Suicune. Zapdos. Legends. His chance was here. But then a human. Rage and thunderous fury. Nothing matters anymore. Why? No answers. But then another human. An aura like no other. The Guildmaster? Approaches Mew and says they are waiting. Who? Asking... But then he woke up.

It had been one of those dreams that had occupied Khan's mind from the moment he had opened his eyes; a dream that both haunted and fascinated him. It could have been nothing; just a fancy story his head had conjured up to give him a few hours of belief that life was taking a turn for the better; or it could have been something greater - a sign that great things were about to happen.

Whatever it had been didn't really matter to Khan. All he knew was that Mew was there ... and then she was gone.

Mew... Khan wrapped his arms around his knees as he sat in his shelter. The second he had opened his eyes and felt the freezing air numb his fur and the hard earth beneath his paws and realised that he was still on his own, he had wanted to die. This hadn't been the first time he had felt like letting the infected have their way with him. Ever since getting separated from Arsi, he honestly doubted that he'd even try and fight back if an undead launched itself out of the depths.

After about an hour, he emerged and began to walk through the ruins. Where was he going? He had no clue. All he could think about was how different his life could possibly be if his dream came true. Among the legends, fighting to the death to reclaim their world ... he could've shared the glory of the triumph, celebrated their victory ... All he was was a dreamer that had been given far too much time to dream. Why he was even dreaming at all, he didn't know.

He slouched northwards, rubbing his stinging eyes. The frost was thick today, the ground beneath his paws coated with glistening ice, the air bitter cold. Yet another winter had arrived, ready to snatch more unwary souls into death's embrace. If the virus, starvation or being murdered didn't kill you, winter did.

Khan stopped. Barely breathing, he listened, his aura sensors twitching. A voice ... he'd definitely heard a voice. He strained; several voices. He scanned the area for auras, and quickly found about five or six of them just a few yards ahead around a corner. Pokemon and ... and--

Heart jumping with excitement, Khan began to run. This was no coincidence; his dream had meant something. If his senses were correct; if the aura that they had detected indeed belonged to--

A human.

There she was, dressed all in black and with long, blonde hair. She was speaking to a moderately sized group of Pokemon, and Khan was intrigued to notice that she had her own Lucario standing at her side and a large avian - a Braviary? - circling the skies overhead. Was she a Trainer? Khan didn't care what she was; dreaming about a human and then coming across one just an hour after he had woken up ... this meant something. What it meant, he did not know, but he knew that it was enough to carry on living at least for the time being.

He approached slowly, keeping his eye on the other Lucario and the Braviary above. If they were her Pokemon she could easily order them to attack him if she mistook him for a threat. Something about the Lucario told him that he wouldn't be easy to defeat in a battle; he was taller than Khan was, more muscular ... Khan looked down at his own skinny, untidy form, holding a paw up to his sore ribs and counting them one by one with his fingers. How pathetic he must have looked.

"I..." he began quietly, not wanting to startle them. What was he supposed to say? It had been so long since he'd even seen a human it was almost like talking to an alien. Would she even be able to understand him? Khan noticed a headset of sorts covering her ears and felt his heart jolt again - the human in his dream had been wearing one of those, and it had allowed him to understand Pokemon speech.

"Hello," he finally managed, holding up a paw. Beneath his other paw his stomach rumbled. Next to this woman's strong, healthy, well-fed Lucario, he must've looked so pathetic. Hopefully he could at least get her to speak to him - he had more questions than he could remember.

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Re: (ELITE) The SINJOH Team

Post by Cynthia on Fri Jan 30, 2015 12:17 pm



Ruins of Alph || Early Morning
(5)

"That sounds like a bad love child of Sinnoh and Johto," the pup replied, and Cynthia just couldn't hold back a burst of laughter. Crude as his words were, they were actually rather accurate. Even Lucario managed a grin. "What are the Sinjoh Ruins?" he then added as Cynthia composed herself.
"Ahaha...believe it or not, that's a good way to describe it," she smiled.

"I know of them-- my trainer, he taught me. He taught me everything about Him and His way, and that there was some knowledge of Him in Sinjoh, but no one knew the way," said the Glaceon. "His dream was to travel there and pray, but..." He trailed off, suddenly looking upset.  "But he gave his life to protecting the Innocent from this plague before he had the chance of even looking. Please. Please, let me accompany you, Miss Cynthia."

Cynthia blinked thoughtfully as she regarded the Eeveelution. Her heart ached at the sight of him. Misled as he was, he truly had good intentions. Not only that, but he had lost a Trainer. Cynthia simply couldn't bare to think about her own Pokemon left alone in this dangerous world. What was more, he knew more about Sinjoh than she expected any of them to.

"I suppose I should explain a little further to those who aren't so sure," she said. "Yes, indeed, the Sinjoh Ruins were built in ancient times when the cultures of Sinnoh and Johto came together to give worship to Arceus." She paused to straighten her blouse. "They built the temple in his honour, and it contains both elements from this place - the Ruins of Alph - and from the Spear Pillar atop Mt.Coronet in the Sinnoh region."

"My research has led me here because I believe that there is a way to get to Sinjoh from these ruins,"
she concluded, quite sure that she perhaps shouldn't go on just yet. She had no way of knowing if her planned method would even do a thing. Furthermore...should she reveal her ultimate goal? Contacting Arceus himself was hardly a common occurrence; she was aware that it rarely worked at the Spear Pillar, and she herself had seen failure there. Also getting their hopes up, especially Famaer's, was a terrible idea; if the plan were indeed to fail, she didn't want to be responsible for these Pokemon's broken hearts.

"I think that there may be a way to...at least subdue the epidemic there." Yes, that was all right. Lucario was giving her a tense look from the corner of his eye, but she ignored it. She understood his concern, and knew that now was the time to stop. "And if all of you guys help me, I'm sure that we'll get there," she added with a smile. She couldn't possibly turn them all down after they had been so nice to her; she was probably the first human some of them had seen in a long time.

"Cynthia, all the standing around out here is probably not the most safest option. Should we start heading into the Ruins soon?" Emphery asked, looking restless.
Cynthia nodded. "Yes, you're right. I'm sorry - I told you I talk too much," she grinned, starting to move forward when two other Pokemon caught her eye.

The first was a Linoone, padding over to them calmly. "Hello," he said. "I had not expected to find anyone in these Ruins...particularly a human. Whatever your reasons for all of you being here are, I am willing to help you. I know I am a stranger. If you have to send me away, so be it."
Cynthia could practically feel Lucario's gaze on her again, and she knew exactly why. "There's too many of us," she could imagine him saying. "We'll attract attention." That was true, but Cynthia just felt more and more excited with each survivor that appeared. The world was not completely dead after all; she and her friends at HQ weren't the only ones fighting for peace.

Seconds later, another Lucario appeared. Sympathy blossomed in Cynthia's heart as she looked at the poor thing; dirty and half-starved, it lumbered towards them, raising his paw and giving them a nervous wave. He looked...exhausted, in more ways than one.

Her own Lucario had his eyes on him now, either confrontational or just curious to see another of his kind. It could go either way with him; she figured she didn't fancy finding out just yet.

"You're both more than welcome to come along," she smiled, reaching into her bag and pulling out Lucario's Poke Ball. The jackal looked at her in shock as he disappeared into it with a flash of red light. She replaced it and looked up to Braviary in the sky, reaching up her hand and signalling for him to scout ahead. With a squawk of acknowledgement, he sped off into the distance.

"I'm Cynthia, by the way," she said to the two newcomers. "Come on, then," she said cheerfully, wrapping her long coat around her torso. "Let's get moving!" As she walked she looked up to the sky, clear and dark blue with the crescent moon still hanging, waiting for the sun to arrive and take its place. Cynthia sighed woefully - there would be no snow today.


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Re: (ELITE) The SINJOH Team

Post by Aerodactyl on Fri Feb 13, 2015 1:05 am

"Nnnnngh..."

Flying... he'd been flying so long... his stomach was growling endlessly...

His wing flap pattered was sluggish, slow.  Red eyes stare at nothing, head down.  Thoughts tried to string together to make sentences, anything, but the tiny noise of frustration is all that came out.

Why was he flying around?

What was he looking for?

He could feel those questions in his gut, but coherent thought, any actual attempt to answer these, eluded him.

Bright colors caught the red eyes, and something pricked at the edge of his decayed brain.  Something... something lovely and sweet and, and, and...

Painful.

No coherent thought comes but the feelings do; love and joy and safety that evaporated into desperation and rage and grief, unending grief.  It choked his throat, and blinds his vision, and with an unearthy howl he went down.

Did he do that on purpose?  Was it the pain or the desire to kill instilled in every harbinger that drove him down?

He will never know.

But it was an accident, that he almost crashed into the funny dragon thing and the... other funny dragon thing.  Two species he would not have recognized even if his mind was still intact, but his eyes lit on them, and again came the grief, and finally, a coherent thought.

I only wanted to be HONEST!

He barely noticed he was driving the two dragons away from the rest of the group, herding them with his giant wings and his tainted touch.

The white one, she was angry.  Frightened but angry.  There was rage in her eyes to match his own.  She opens her mouth, and words come out.  "No, screw you, I am not dying now!"

The words were not anything he could comprehend easily but the anger fuels his own.  But something else beneath the anger, that blasted grief, choked him for a moment and it's in that moment that she saw the window, and went for it.

A shadow ball slammed into his face and he roared, rearing back.  Spreading his wings, his body moved to launch itself from the ground when a horrible screeching sound assaulted his hearing; interrupting what little concentration he had, he pushed off in the wrong direction and vaulted himself clear over several treetops before spinning around and diving, smashing himself into the earth bound dragon.  He pierced her hide with thunder fang, and surprise bubbled up when her screams gave him no sense of accomplishment, no sense of even mild pleasure.  Not even the knowledge he would eat soon pleased him.

The momentum had them rolling a good eight feet, and she recovered after about four of those, the thunder fang's power wearing off.  Now he just had his teeth locked into her, and while incredibly painful, it wasn't generating electricity.  Her claws slashed at him wildly, and he could feel his life draining a little more with each Dragon Claw.  

Why was he so bad at this all of a sudden?  Taking a kill used to be so easy.

Instead after the roll finished its run he flung her off him, screeching again as another Boomburst assaulted his eardrums.  

It wasn't a matter of strategy, but a matter of anger.  The flying one had attacked him last and so he would die first.  There was a rocky cliff nearby, and it was through sheer will that the flying fossil used his power over rocks to hurl them a far enough distance to hit the Noivern, the dragon crying out in pain and falling.  Taking to the sky, he swooped and pounced, the dragon resorting to clawing and slashing, battering his face and almost taking an eye.  A few words could be caught through the gibberish; one, a strange name, one that would have been mistaken as a strange phenomenon the body makes when the lungs decide not to work quite right.

At last his electric filled fangs closed around the dragon's throat and he jerked his head to the side.  The death was instantaneous, a snapping sound ringing out as the deed was done.  The odd dragon died with the odder name on his lips, and Areodactyl stared down at the body of his fallen prey.

Was it the struggle the dragon had put up that made him pause, or something else?

I'd only wanted you to learn from your mistakes.

The thought vanished into the void as soon as it came to be, but even then it did not matter; a cry from behind him sent him looking over his shoulder at the white dragon, staring in shock.  She had probably not expected her companion to be killed.

"I was just starting to like you..."

The numb staring, something about it set him off again.  He launched himself forward and she blinked, ducking to the side and trying to start an attack that didn't work, couldn't work, because the only dragon around was already dead, and Dragon Bond doesn't count bodies that don't breathe anymore.

The glowing died as soon as it started.  Another glowing, slightly different, and this attack did fairly pitiful damage.  The worst thing it did was blind him.

That's exactly what she'd wanted.

As he roared and rubbed at his eyes and shook his head and started to beat his wings to take off, the light from Trump Card faded and a shadow ball came flying in its wake, slamming straight into his face and breaking a few bones in it.  

She wasn't learning from her mistake.

What mistake?

It didn't matter.

He flew at her again, talons digging into her leg (the first thing he'd grabbed as he went by) as he hoisted her high.  She resisted, dragon claws raking his legs, but the rage blotted out everything else and at fifty feet, he let go.

At fifty feet he was too high up to hear the crunch, but landing on her head had made the death a lot better than it would have been.  Had it been her legs she may have still lived long enough for him to come down and end it much more painfully.  As it was she followed her companion, the blackness claiming her instantly.

He landed beside her body, glancing between it and the other's.  After a moment, he took to the sky again, stomach still complaining.

He wasn't really all that hungry anymore.
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Re: (ELITE) The SINJOH Team

Post by Silverishness on Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:06 am

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Ruins of Alph|| Sunrise


"I suppose I should explain a little further to those who aren't so sure," Cynthia began; perhaps Famaer's earnesty had done something fruitful. "Yes, indeed, the Sinjoh Ruins were built in ancient times when the cultures of Sinnoh and Johto came together to give worship to Arceus." She paused to straighten her blouse. "They built the temple in His honour, and it contains both elements from this place - the Ruins of Alph - and from the Spear Pillar atop Mt.Coronet in the Sinnoh region."

"My research has led me here because I believe that there is a way to get to Sinjoh from these ruins,"
she concluded, and Famaer felt his throat clog. His Master's tales had been true-- an ancient temple to worship the one True Creator-- Arceus Himself. He would finally be able to trek the pilgrimage there... and live that dream once and for all. Tears nearly took his eyes, but he steadied himself-- this would not just be a journey of faith. There were others, Evils that must be kept away from the Temple, lest they defile the sacred ground. "I think that there may be a way to...at least subdue the epidemic there." Famaer perked his head, confused. What would be there to subdue such Evil that wasn't the Creator Himself? He paused for a moment, eyes stuck on the ground.

There will be priests there, no doubt. With all the mayhem and Evils, I doubt many other travelers would have made the journey. Perhaps one of these priests would be able to help us convene with an angel if not with the Creator Himself? Perhaps Cynthia seeks Divine guidance-- that makes sense, yes. The thought that perhaps there was no one at the Temple did not occur to the older glaceon: he couldn't believe that the Creator would simply abandon his most faithful like that. In his mind, the ruins were only ruins for being so old and ill maintained-- not because it was another possible victim of the Epidemic.

As Famaer returned to reality, he found two other pokemon had come to greet the rare human. It eased his mind; another Lucario and a Linoone. He was not the only one awestruck that a human still walked the lands. By instinct, many pokemon had flocked to her side. It was a reassuring sign; perhaps the Creator guided them all together? At least, the Righteous ones. There were brief introductions before Cynthia happily called them onward, to which Famaer was all to excited to object. He began to enter the cave, but a chill slithered down his spine, causing him to stop cold in his tracks.

A screech, a squeal like a horrific banshee echoed from the skies, heralding gory, bloody doom. "Inside, NOW!" He cried, staring up at the flapping figure. An aerodactyl cried out for their blood, and without hesitation, the two Dragons, two unmistakable Evils turned to fight it. The shock alone stayed Famaer's feet for a few precious seconds, his confusion too much to bear. Why were they fighting one of their own? Why would they toss their lives away for strangers? Surely this wasn't deception-- it couldn't be! Already the two were sporting injuries-- but Famaer knew he couldn't stay. After glancing back once more, doubt firmly placed in his mind's defenses, he rushed after the others, eager to be in the safety of the tunnels.

Once he caught up with the others, he looked back behind him, the sounds of battle now much quieter. "The... The dragons... didn't make it..." he admitted quietly. He hadn't even bothered to remember their names-- why would he? They were Evils... and yet... why did he feel so much guilt?


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Re: (ELITE) The SINJOH Team

Post by Nightfall on Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:06 pm



Ruins of Alph/Early Morning (89)

The human's reaction to his appearance was ... positive, at least. He watched her eyes scan his beaten form and for one terrifying moment thought she would mistake him for an infected and command her Pokemon to attack. Khan had gritted his teeth, doubting that he could outrun both a Braviary and the Lucario of her own.

But she did no such thing. Instead she smiled as she reached into her bag and pulled out a Poke Ball. "You're both more than welcome to come along," she said, recalling her Lucario. Khan watched the jackal disappear into the capsule in a flash of red light; it had been so long since he'd even seen a Poke Ball it was almost nostalgic. "I'm Cynthia, by the way."

"My name is Khan," he said, limping along behind her as she moved forward enthusiastically. "And thank you ... thank you very much." Khan just couldn't stop his mind from racing. Maybe this was it ... maybe he'd found his new purpose.

But what was Cynthia even doing here? Before he'd arrived she had been talking to the group and, even though he couldn't hear what she was saying, they'd all been thoroughly engaged in what she had to say. The woman carried an air of calm authority about her. They way she held herself, the way she dressed and her well-trained Pokemon ... Khan sensed that she was no ordinary Trainer.

He had so many things he wanted to ask her, but as he collected his thoughts it suddenly all went wrong. A screech rang out across the skies as an Aerodactyl swooped down, its talons outstretched towards them. Khan's instincts acted for him; he conjured a spear in one hand and prepared an Aura Sphere in the other, and before he knew it he was stood protectively in front of Cynthia.

But the pterosaur veered off to the side and went for the two dragons at the back of the group. "Inside, NOW!" Famaer yelled, dashing off towards one of the caves. Khan watched in horror as the two dragons turned to fight the undead avian, torn as to what he should do. He wanted to help them, but doubted he could hold his own in battle in his current state. What was more, he felt inclined to stay by Cynthia's side.

Once a human's companion, always a human's companion. The thought had no reason to even be there, but it was there nonetheless. Khan stood his ground next to Cynthia, awaiting her command. Whatever she did, he would follow.

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