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Rustboro City || Morning
=-= Quicksilver | Rustboro City | (Post Count 15) =-=
Though he fought well to repress the nagging sorrow of René’s kidnapping, Wayfarer still found himself subconsciously troubling over the loss. Over the course of what has seemed to be just an hour or two, four people have disappeared or have left Rustboro City. First went that strange little Murkrow, and then went Van the honorable Salamence. He still does not even have any idea as to why Jolt left. Why did they have to leave? What were their reasons? The losses were bearable, but embittering. As his troubles continued to harass him, Wayfarer looked up to Seth. He seemed to be harping over something as well, most likely the loss of René. Seth must be taking this harder than he is. But he was not sure what to say to help his friend feel better. The best time to speak to his friend would be in the shelter of the Devon Corporation building. Yes,
Wayfarer resolved, I’ll speak to him when we get to safety. We are almost there anyhow.
Though he was distracted by his own thoughts, his natural senes of caution was not dampened. As Seth turned on the road to head straight towards the wrecked main gates of the Devon Corporation building, Wayfarer caught an ominous change in the city atmosphere. Subtle pressure waves only an insect could detect disturbed the sensitive concrete ground he slithered upon, making him stop suddenly. He noticed from the corner of his eye, something in between the wrecked alleyway between two buildings along the side of the road. He shifted back in surprise when a large, bladed mantis leapt out from between the structures, striking Seth in the left shoulder. Seth collapsed and the Scyther landed upon his back. Dominic reacted quickly by slithering around the conflict, intending to shoot the attacker off of with a direct Hidden Power.
Seth managed to grab his attacker by the wing and toss him off his back, but the insect was not deterred. After righting itself many feet away from the group, the scyther released its wings from its back and began to hover in the air. It began to inspect the entire group, and Wayfarer got a full idea of the grotesque extent of its undead corruption. Its head was partially collapsed and a mixture of blood and pus drained from the rims of its open-top skull. Many feet of diseased intestines dangled from its abdomen and its thick arms bore blades that were sharp despite being poorly cared for. As it browsed over the group looking for vulnerabilities, it focused its incarnadine eyes upon Dominic. Upon seeing the hateful snarl that it expressed, Wayfarer launched a Hidden Power at it to tray and knock it out the air. It dodged the attack with a lazy swerve, and flew towards Dominic. Seth had taken notice of the hostile signs and cried out to Wayfarer and Dominic. “Prepare yourselves!”
Wayfarer was ready to aid Dominic, until a powerful pulse emanated from the psychic Pokemon. A strange psychic ripple rushed about Wayfarer and the entire group, before disappearing. Wayfarer felt no change in the outburst, but he stood surprised as Dominic looked to be moving at a very high speed. He was a visual blur, and within only a few seconds had slammed the Scyther down onto the pavement with a Psychic attack. Trick Room;
Wayfarer buzzed in interest, Dominic’s as crafty as I had expected.
Wayfarer would be of no help with this move being active, but he supposed that was what Dominic intended. He decided to slither over and see to Seth.
The normally staggeringly fast accelgor felt so slow now, as if he were making a swift effort yet was getting absolutely nowhere. By the time he had gotten over to Seth, Wayfarer noticed that Dominic already had the scyther’s arms bound together....with what looked like its own large intestines. He shuddered at the brutality of Dominic’s tactics, but pushed aside the thought and refocused his attention to Seth.
There was no injuries present upon his friend. That did not, however, keep Wayfarer's concerns away. He twitched the end of his tail in disturbance as he concernedly questioned his friend. “Seth, are you fine? Dominic seems to have the situation under control.”
=-= Dominic | Rustboro City | (Post Count 7) =-=
The travel passed along quickly, with the massive headquarters of the former Devon Corporation beginning to loom over the group in all its glory.
Dominic became aware of a nearby Undead, which lay in the dark cover of the alley of some nearby dilapidated buildings. He stopped before he got too close so he could prepare for an attack. As he halted completely in his tracks, he intended to warn the others telepathically. The Undead seemed to have noticed his awareness, and acted quickly. It sprung out of cover and rammed into Seth’s side. While the old bird held strong against the collision he still ended up stumbling over, allowing the bladed insect land upon his back and prepare to attack. As Dominic watched the battle his multicolored fingers began to glow from behind his back.
After being hurled away by Seth and deciding the blaziken was too dangerous to fight, the scyther flew upwards and browsed over the group. A snarl crossed its face as it saw Dominic. It immediately plunged down towards Dominic. Seth shouted out. “Prepare yourselves!”
Dominic grew a long and determined grin which lay hidden behind his coat collar. I’m already prepared, Seth.
He thought with a thrilled pleasure.
Throwing his arms to his sides with his fingers outstretched, Dominic released an energy which pulsed through the humid air. Everything began to twist and distort momentarily within a large area around him, expanding to encompass the entire perimeter around the battlers. The scyther, who had been flying towards Dominic at an incredible speed only heartbeats ago, was now in a state of slow motion. With his Trick Room set up, Dominic teleported away from the sluggish slash of the approaching scyther.”And now,”
he spoke in a muttered, sadistic voice, ”the fun begins.”
His victim had barely been able to turn around before Dominic had teleported behind it, charged up a Psychic blow, and was slammed over the head. The scyther was flung to the ground with a brutal force, slightly cracking the pavement as rotted grey matter and blood gushed out from its open skull. Dominic followed up by telekinetically grasping the loose intestines which lay sprawled about the downed insect. With a violent yank he ripped them out and wrapped the long and surprisingly flexible organ about the scyther’s arms. It swung its arms about as it realized what Dominic was doing, but the insect was still too slow to save itself and was successfully ensnared. His enemy was more than capable of still resisting, though, and although its arms were bound together it still showed all of the raw and focused power of an experienced fighter. Even though he had injured its head quite badly, Dominic knew that this thing was barely phased by the attack. It had more than enough strength to pull itself out of its entanglement, but Dominic only needed to buy himself some time to get a good weapon. Out of the corner of his telepathic eyesight, he spotted a thick rod of rebar that stuck out loosely from one of the collapsed buildings. He glared back at his struggling enemy. Dominic had set his Trick Room to last for just long enough to give himself the upper hand against his highly swift opponent, and it would not last much longer than another whole minute.
The ensnared insect was beginning to slip its arms free of the visceral bindings. As it did so, Dominic jumped backwards and attempted to rip the distant rebar rod loose from the masonry it was loosely buried under.
((OOC -- Okay, so Dominic has set up a Trick Room around the team and its attacker. Dom’s now the fastest, Wayfarer and the scyther are the slowest, and since Seth and Vera are of average speed they will technically remain unaffected by the move. Just thought I would point this out to avoid any confusion :b
Oh, and if you want the Scyther to go for someone else, be my guest. Don’t want to make the battle too duel-like anyways xD.))