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Temperance Nyaonix

An intelligent, if sarcastic, Meowstic that dislikes fluffy conversation. Rarely showing emotion, she does manage to open up for those she grows close to. Pragmatic to a strong degree.

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a character in “The Multiverse”, as played by ClockworkTowers

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Pokémon are creatures of all shapes and sizes who live in the wild or alongside humans. These are the Pokémon of Ruula.

Description

Appearance
Temperance is a female Meowstic, thus meaning her appearance is that of a bipedal feline Pokémon with a humanlike posture, digitless appendages, and two tails. Her fur has a special color scheme however compared to the normal female Meowstic; she is predominantly white, with an accentuation of dark brown. Her ears are entirely white, with curled tips. The tuft of fur between her ears is dark brown and curled. The collar of fur around her neck is dark brown with a curl rising up to her face. Her eyes are light blue with blue-green pupils. Temperance's tails are dark brown at the base, and end in white fluffy curls. Her arms end in dark brown, and her legs are mostly dark brown in a fashion resembling stockings. Temperance also hides colored organs in her ears that can emit psychic energy powerful enough to obliterate a 10-ton truck.

Personality
Cold and closed on the surface, with a disdain for fluffy conversation; Temperance instead welcomes serious discussion and practical solutions, to others' dismay. Typically expressionless and emotionless, but only because she fails to see a point to expressing and emoting when it rarely changes the circumstance at hand. Snarky and monotone for the most part, but with blunt, yet friendly, words for friends and allies. Enemies receive a cold shoulder if not worse. She places her well-being above much else, and has trouble getting along well with other Pokemon and Humans. Opportunistic, and a pragmatic individual in every scenario, she skips the formalities involved in many situations, leaving that nonsense for others to handle.

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Equipment
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Treasure Bag
Temperance often uses a specialized brown backpack that she puts things in while traveling the Multiverse.

Traveling Outfit
A small exploring outfit Temperance wears that looks sized for her. Consists of a small blue coat, a blue-green shawl, and a red-orange flower pin. Has pockets.

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Abilities
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Keen Eye
Temperance's superior vision means she is immune to being blinded through non-natural means, and can never have her aim fouled.

Infiltrator
Temperance can pass through / ignore an opponent's barriers, substitutes, etc.

Competitive
Temperance's competitive spirit allows her to double the current power of her special attacks whenever she is put into a disadvantageous position by her opponents.

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Physical Moves
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Covet
Temperance endearingly approaches her target before stealing something from them.

Sucker Punch
Temperance can attack her target first if they begin preparing to do something.

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Special Moves
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Psychic
Temperance uses a strong telekinetic force to assault her target, potentially leaving them vulnerable to further special attacks.

Magical Leaf
Temperance scatters peculiar leaves that doggedly chase her target until they strike something.

Thunderbolt
Temperance summons a strong electric blast to crash down on her target, potentially leaving them paralyzed.

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Status Moves
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Snatch
Temperance steals any beneficial effects her foes attempt to use.

So begins...

Temperance Nyaonix's Story

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Characters Present

Character Portrait: Emiko Touko Character Portrait: Lumi the Pachirisu Character Portrait: Skyball the Emolga Character Portrait: Temperance Nyaonix Character Portrait: Dee the Dedenne Character Portrait: Zoltan Calamanero

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Approaching Touko and the Terrakion, a Malamar silently floated forward, its fins that functioned as legs only inches above the ground. At its side, a young girl, no older than thirteen or fourteen (though definitely a newer Trainer), accompanied him. She had two Basic Poke Balls and a single Luxury Ball with purple and glowing yellow stripes replacing the typical red and gold. The Malamar appeared as a Malamar would, the squid-like creature being unsettling as always. The Trainer wore an Inkay inspired getup, and seemed nervous to be in Touko's presence, though there was something seriously off with how she carried herself.

Chilling more was when the Malamar spoke first in PokeSpeak that would register telepathically as English in Touko's mind. "Well, now. I must say, this is quite a find! A gathering of Pokemon responding to the call of Terrakion itself. There no doubt must be malicious dealings going on in town if we're needed for battle."

The Trainer nodded and, stiff as a board, bowed to Touko for a brief moment. "U-Um, yes, Touko! Ahh! I mean, Ms. Touko! N-no, uh, great and powerful Touko! It is your pleasure to meet finally me! No! I mean, it is finally your pleasure to meet me! No, no, no! It is my pleasure to meet you in person!"

The girl spoke with some distance in her voice, even with her nervous excitement and genuine terror both at speaking to Touko. Behind them, a Meowstic that was in a costume also came forward, but was silent, moving to stand beside the Malamar, though it didn't seem related. The Meowstic then spoke up. "You are annoying me, youngster. It is merely Touko. She isn't anything particularly special."

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Character Portrait: Emiko Touko Character Portrait: Lumi the Pachirisu Character Portrait: Skyball the Emolga Character Portrait: Temperance Nyaonix Character Portrait: Dee the Dedenne Character Portrait: Zoltan Calamanero

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"Gosh, kid, thanks. I'm not sure why Dweller here made the call, but it sure seemed to get a lot of people's attention. You, uh, want an autograph or something?" She pulled a pen from her bag, the one she usually used to record events in her diary, as Dweller the Terrakion didn't pull his punches with the things he had to say.

"Listen to me, young ones. Our world has been discovered by forces we are just beginning to understand. Too many of them are savages that do not understand our codes and ethics, so you get what we saw in the desert. They maim and kill each other instead of agreeing to a civilized sport duel as we do. We Pokemon may be a so-called proud warrior race, but there are still rules that we all abide by because we know what happens when they are violated."

The grizzled veteran, champion of his kind, wasn't done lecturing the others. "I myself have seen the folly and the horror of unrestricted warfare between humans. I fought to make sure that our kind did not suffer unduly. It is up to you and your kind to make sure that all who visit our realm acknowledge our power. Let us never forget that those such as my Trainer are our most valuable allies, with numerous innovations that make lives easier and battling more varied. But for every one such as her, there is one that sees us as nothing more than tools, means to the end of power over others. Be very careful who you reveal yourself to in the wild."

As Terrakion was lecturing... "There ya go, kid. Got time for a quick battle before you go?" Touko flashed a huge smile at the fangirl.

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Character Portrait: Emiko Touko Character Portrait: Lumi the Pachirisu Character Portrait: Skyball the Emolga Character Portrait: Temperance Nyaonix Character Portrait: Dee the Dedenne Character Portrait: Zoltan Calamanero

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The trio turned towards the sound of the Malamar's words, the floating form of the squid-like Pokemon a chilling sight indeed. It wasn't just the sight of him, although none of the trio had ever seen a Malamar before now. It was the way he seemed to present himself. The way Dee would describe it, it was just too polite...too official. Lumi and Skyball would see it as a front for something darker. Clearly, this wasn't a Pokemon to be on the wrong side of.

The trainer accompanying him seemed unsure and unprepared, almost like a lost fawn in a forest. She seemed awestruck by the mere sight of Touko, who carried quite a bit of fame to her name. The Meowstic, on the other hand, caused a reaction. Skyball immediately steeled himself at the sight of her while Lumi leaned towards Dee and whispered in her ear.

"Is that...Sonya?" she asked incredulously, a tiny bit of apprehension lay quivering in her eyes.

"Can't be," Dee reassured her, "Sonya wouldn't dare wear clothing of any kind. Although I can tell she's not much better. Keep your guard up, both of you."

All of them turned towards the Terrakion when he started speaking of the civility of the planet's way of life in comparison to that of the foreigners that had invaded recently. They all kept straight faces, but inside they were grimacing and cringing with every word of honor he spoke.

If only he knew what went on in the wilderness of Ruula...

But that is why they were here. That was why they joined the Crimson Guild to begin with. They were dedicated individuals who sought out peace and prosperity by ridding the world of nefarious evildoers. And while they did so on a Pokemon related scale, if the world really needed it they'd help stop any kind of criminal, human and Pokemon alike, Ruulan or otherwise. It was the lifestyle they chose to adopt.

At the warning the Terrakion placed before them, Skyball seemed surprisingly distant towards the conversation. It was like he was caught up with memories in his mind that the Terrakion's words triggered. Lumi looked towards her teammate, concerned. Oh, don't you get all self-destructive around me... she thought as she stepped towards him and tapped his shoulder. The Emolga turned to find Lumi's reassuring smile in front of him. He smiled back.

Dee spoke directly to Dweller, "It is our duty to defend the peace we strive to keep untarnished, by any means necessary." She pulled out a badge and presented it to the Terrakion, "We live by and fight with this badge because it means a better world for everyone to live in. You and Touko have already helped us out once before. For that, your Trainer has achieved a legendary status within the Crimson Guild. Any time you need our help, give us a call. We'll always be around to help."

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Characters Present

Character Portrait: Emiko Touko Character Portrait: Lumi the Pachirisu Character Portrait: Skyball the Emolga Character Portrait: Temperance Nyaonix Character Portrait: Dee the Dedenne Character Portrait: Zoltan Calamanero

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The young Trainer remained at attention, stiff as a board. "Um, a-a battle!? I would be honored!" She was clearly green and nervous, but still somehow seemed distant all the same. Perhaps it was the timidity shining through as she accepted the autograph with all the glee of a scared and excited fangirl. "Eeeee! Zoltan! I got Touko's autograph! I'm going to battle her! I-I'm so excited!"

At her reply, the Malamar, apparently named, "Zoltan", turned to look at her. "Oh, but Lammy, do remember we have business to finish. I suppose I can allow it for this one time however. I will fight as you see fit; not even someone of her legend can withstand my power. Another victory will be yours!"

Zoltan began glowing with a black psychic energy as it prepared itself to fight. Lammy would stand behind him and try and steady herself. "Zoltan and I h-haven't lost yet since w-we started! Even if it's T-Touko...I'll win!"

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The three lesser Pokemon, when turning to look at Temperance, earned a stoic glance back. "What are you three looking at? It isn't wise to be so focused. You could lose something you know." Her voice was pretty feminine and flat in her PokeSpeak. Temperance would give an aside glance at a nearby Trainer using his Pokedex. "Just like he is about to."

Temperance would swiftly turn and walk up to the Trainer, tugging at his pants. "Meow? Stistic!" It was clear she had a scheme, but no Trainer would ever realize it, though Dee, Lumi, and Skyball certainly would.

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Character Portrait: Emiko Touko Character Portrait: Lumi the Pachirisu Character Portrait: Skyball the Emolga Character Portrait: Temperance Nyaonix Character Portrait: Dee the Dedenne Character Portrait: Zoltan Calamanero Character Portrait: Jason Traybrick Character Portrait: Floss the Jigglypuff

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"All right...Zoltan, was it? How about it? Your squid thingy against my Terrakion? Keep it nice and quick-like, you know? But I won't lose...I was Champion once, and darn it, after what happened today I'm totally going to take back that crown. Katsu zo!"

Touko leaped back and got ready to throw down. "Let's go, Dweller! Use Substitute!" The Terrakion closed its eyes and grunted a bit, sparing some of its energy to make a decoy that would take hits for it while Touko fished out her Pokedex. "Ugh...hypnosis powers? Wow, good thing I decided to scout first instead of going right on the attack."

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Character Portrait: Emiko Touko Character Portrait: Lumi the Pachirisu Character Portrait: Skyball the Emolga Character Portrait: Temperance Nyaonix Character Portrait: Dee the Dedenne Character Portrait: Zoltan Calamanero Character Portrait: Jason Traybrick Character Portrait: Floss the Jigglypuff

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Zoltan channeled more dark energy around himself as he floated, narrowing his eyes at the Substitute being attempted. "I will admit, in any other situation, a Substitute would be advantageous! Bravo! But Lammy knows plenty better, don't you Lammy?"

Lammy seemed unsure at the Substitute, but smiled nervously at Zoltan giving her a look. "U-Um, right! Z-Zoltan! Infiltrate past the Substitute! U-Use your Superpower!"

Zoltan would rush forward, using a sort of falsified double image of himself to strike past the decoy; his fake self attacking the decoy only proved an illusion as the real him appeared before the Terrakion, all the while raising a fin. "Now witness my superior power!" The attack was aimed with force, and intent on striking hard if not true, and it was fast, very much so. If it connected, though Zoltan was quite sure it would, he would seem to grow stronger as his dark aura intensified slightly, and the blow would have a significant impact increase thanks to the nature of the elemental types. Maybe Lammy knew some stuff after all? Or so it seemed until Lammy shielded herself at the level of force Zoltan was putting into the blow, and it was then made clear he wasn't a newly evolved Inkay, but rather, a Pokemon at a Level far beyond what its Trainer should probably be attempting to control, a level that would definitely be limited in a facility like the Battle Institute. It was definitely an incredibly strong and well-trained Pokemon for a novice Trainer to have.

"G-Great strength, Zoltan! Y-You're definitely stronger than, than even T-Touko's Pokemon! Fighting T-Touko... It has just started, and it's s-so exhilarating!"

Praise being given to the Malamar being what it was, Lammy at least also had an idea of the relationships between Pokemon and Trainer.

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Character Portrait: Emiko Touko Character Portrait: Lumi the Pachirisu Character Portrait: Skyball the Emolga Character Portrait: Temperance Nyaonix Character Portrait: Dee the Dedenne Character Portrait: Zoltan Calamanero Character Portrait: Jason Traybrick Character Portrait: Floss the Jigglypuff

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Touko grunted in surprise as the Malamar got right through, striking hard with a massive blow that left the legendary Musketeer reeling. "Come on, I'm not sure if we can take another hit like that! Dweller! He's wide open, get him with a Sacred Sword!"

He roared in pain and anger. "You are strong! But let's see you TAKE a hit!" Terrakion charged forward with glowing horns, but it wasn't a straight on ramming attack. Instead, he did a head fake to try to misdirect Zoltan's guard at the last moment, like a hockey player trying to deke a goalie, before delivering the actual attack which was more like a powerful slash than a stab.

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Character Portrait: Emiko Touko Character Portrait: Lumi the Pachirisu Character Portrait: Skyball the Emolga Character Portrait: Temperance Nyaonix Character Portrait: Dee the Dedenne Character Portrait: Zoltan Calamanero Character Portrait: Jason Traybrick Character Portrait: Floss the Jigglypuff Character Portrait: Sali The Squirtle

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"Come here you little Squirtle!" Screamed Jason, determined to catch it, Floss was watching from behind Jason's back. She didn't want him to catch it, she wanted to be his main priority forever!

"One bump, second bump, third bump!"
"Yay!"

Jason danced around the street, floss had an opposite feeling.

"I will, call you Sali!"

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Character Portrait: Emiko Touko Character Portrait: Lumi the Pachirisu Character Portrait: Skyball the Emolga Character Portrait: Temperance Nyaonix Character Portrait: Dee the Dedenne Character Portrait: Zoltan Calamanero Character Portrait: Jason Traybrick Character Portrait: Floss the Jigglypuff Character Portrait: Sali The Squirtle

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Zoltan would raise a fin to parry the Sacred Sword, though it was not without a bit of a price, he looked like he was actually injured from the act of deflecting the attack, massive cuts now on his fins. "An impressive blow! But it's time I ended this! Your boasts will not save you! Lammy! Say the word, and I'll faint this Musketeer!"

Lammy tried to keep it together. "Z-Zoltan! Use Psycho Cut! I-It should work!"

Zoltan generated several wicked sharp blades out of psychic energy that surrounded the Terrakion before launching in with slicing potential, each blade intended to finish off the Terrakion with a powerful swing of super-effective psychic energy. Each blade however appeared a blackish purple, instead of the usual psychic colors, while a small black and pink glow emanated from Lammy's lower back, around where her fanny pack was placed.

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Character Portrait: Emiko Touko Character Portrait: Lumi the Pachirisu Character Portrait: Skyball the Emolga Character Portrait: Temperance Nyaonix Character Portrait: Dee the Dedenne Character Portrait: Zoltan Calamanero Character Portrait: Jason Traybrick Character Portrait: Floss the Jigglypuff Character Portrait: Sali The Squirtle

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Touko looked up, noticing the sync between the Trainer's pack and the aura of the powerful blades. Dweller grunted, trying to hold it together, but his knees finally buckled. "You...truly are mighty..."

"Kuso... Dweller, return." The irritation was audible in Touko's voice. "Wow, kid. I feel like I should be asking you for an autograph...I've never had a front row seat to that kind of power. And this is after all the crap that happened today. After all I've gone through. You really put a damper on my plans to become Champion again. Lammy, was it? I'm going to have to train extra hard now. If there are Trainers like you about, surely the League must have gotten even stronger than THAT! Now, ah...how much do I owe ya?"

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Character Portrait: Emiko Touko Character Portrait: Lumi the Pachirisu Character Portrait: Skyball the Emolga Character Portrait: Temperance Nyaonix Character Portrait: Dee the Dedenne Character Portrait: Zoltan Calamanero Character Portrait: Jason Traybrick Character Portrait: Floss the Jigglypuff Character Portrait: Sali The Squirtle

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None of the trio of Electric-Pokemon looked away from Temperance when she bounded off to the Trainer staring at his PokeDex. Dee was studying Temperance carefully while Lumi and Skyball's attention turned towards the fight that was about to happen in front of them. There was a bad feeling in Dee's gut as she watched the Meowstic tug on the pant leg of the boy and stare up at him.

"What the hell are you doing?" Dee called out to Temperance, tensing her body in case she tried to do anything shifty. She would be ready to spring into action if the moment chose to arise.

Meanwhile, Lumi and Skyball were fascinated by the exchange of blows between the Malamar and the Terrakion they'd only recently talked to. What was incredible was that despite the girl's lack of authority in her voice, the Malamar carried the instruction across with a mighty power and an incredible aura. Both their eyes went wide when Zoltan finished off Dweller with an incredible beam of power. This...this had been the champion that stood up to Zane, so easily snuffed out by a virtually unknown female.

"Wow..." Lumi couldn't help but murmur, "That's...something..."

Skyball turned to Lumi and raised a quizzical brow, "That girl is very lucky to have that Malamar on her side."

The Pachirisu's brow furrowed, "What do you mean?"

"You didn't notice the separation in body language between the two?"

Lumi shrugged, "Guess not."

Skyball went on to explain, "Well, when a Trainer and a Pokemon are bonded, they tend to fight as one. Notice how much energy and passion was in Touko's voice when she commanded her Terrakion. They worked on a similar mind set...a singular wavelength. They worked with synergy. The Malamar, on the other hand, had done most of the work on the other side of the field. That girl had barely any kind of connection in her voice. In fact, she seems to be a novice to Pokemon battles. She wouldn't have nearly enough authority and practice in her voice to command a Pokemon who could sweep the floor with a former champion."

"So what are you saying?" Lumi asked, to which Skyball glared at the Malamar with a crossed look.

"I'm saying that either we watched the greatest miracle ever performed in a Pokemon battle...or something fishy's going on."

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Characters Present

Character Portrait: Emiko Touko Character Portrait: Lumi the Pachirisu Character Portrait: Skyball the Emolga Character Portrait: Temperance Nyaonix Character Portrait: Dee the Dedenne Character Portrait: Zoltan Calamanero

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Lammy seemed shocked. "I-I won that round?! Y-Yes! Ahh, but it is Touko! Thank you for t-the honorable fight!" She bowed again, stiff as a board.

Zoltan would hover back to Lammy's side, landing on the ground for a change as the aura disappeared. "Lammy, my dear, you truly have nothing to worry about! How about it now? Was it not your father who spoke of you becoming a Champion one day? Together, let us make it so! You and I will be of great renown!"

Lammy looked at Zoltan. "E-Eh?! Me, renowned?! I'm not sure I-I could handle the attention! I o-only just memorized my types..." She sort of wilted, giving away her insecurities, an clearly establishing whom had a bit more command between the two of them.

Zoltan would focus his eyes on Touko. "As for you, Touko, you remind me of a couple of women from long ago. Trainers of great caliber, they fought a long battle against the massive underground empire of Pokemon that belonged to an old friend of mine. Though he is deceased now, slain by one of his own in a cruel twist of fate, his legacy lives on. I wonder if you too will be the one to lead others in a revolt against the more unsavory forces that have bubbled up into the current time. I will tell you right now...your demonstrated prowess will be tested when you encounter these elements."

Lammy gasped. "R-Really?! Touko reminds you of that! Wow! She's so much c-cooler than I imagined if she's reminding you of h-heroes!" She hugged Zoltan afterwards. "Zoltan, you really are s-smart! I never w-would've guessed that Touko was so iconic beyond her legendary record! T-Terrakion respected her too! Ahhhh! I want to be like h-her!"

Zoltan shrugged off Lammy. "Not now, in-Lammy; there are moments when that is okay. Touko may yet have another Pokemon she wishes to use, so do not drop your guard!"

He then turned to the trio of electric rodents. "Listen closely, youngsters, for you associate yourselves with the Crimson Guild. I can only say that such a thing may not be the wisest of choices for your lives. There are many threats simply waiting in the wings, and you no doubt encountered a few already."

He continued, assuming a more confident stance. "As an example, I am aware of an encounter in the desert to the south of our location, wherein, an ugly and disgusting act took place; Pokemon enslaved. The three of you will need to be ready for whatever you will face. Most of all...Quash any who try to destroy who you are, and your identity as a Pokemon. Be proud. We have a level of strength that Humans like to borrow for their own ends, but do not forget who you truly are; if you must aid Humans, then do so as a strong partner and a strong Pokemon! If you can give your all for yourself, then you can give your all for any who demand your aid!"

Lammy nodded. "Z-Zoltan! I'll be strong! I-If I have you, we'll be u-unstoppable, even i-if goons show up! Now!" Lammy was going to reach for another Poke Ball, but then she noticed Touko asking about what she owed. "E-Eh!? Owe me!? I-I should owe you! The battle alone is payment e-enough! I-I don't need to fight more of y-your Pokemon? If you insist, t-then thank you for the win!" She bowed once more.

Zoltan could really lay it on when he had to, his charisma and presence almost heroic and legitimate, no doubt something able to rally a lot of others. Whether any of what he said was bought by Lumi, Skyball, and Dee, as well as Touko, was yet to be seen. He was a confusing mix of a lot of good and bad traits at the moment, and he wanted to keep it that way. Lammy seemed unaware of what she really had at her belt (literally, if not figuratively), but nonetheless had a refreshing level of optimism despite her newness.

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When the others called out to Temperance, she would quickly bump the Trainer with a Fake Out attack in an adorable mock display of tripping, and took a few Poke while she was at it as she pretended to stand up and dust herself off. It was a swift motion, almost invisible, but no doubt the electric rodents' attentive eyes would catch it if Zoltan didn't catch their attention instead.

The Trainer apologized to Temperance and patted her on the head, which she allowed, keeping her straight face the entire time. She then made a cute meowing noise as she turned and ran away from the group as a whole, giving a single look back at the electric rodent trio as she made her getaway.

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Character Portrait: Emiko Touko Character Portrait: Lumi the Pachirisu Character Portrait: Skyball the Emolga Character Portrait: Temperance Nyaonix Character Portrait: Dee the Dedenne Character Portrait: Zoltan Calamanero

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Skyball scoffed at the Malamar's words, "Oh, we knew that our lives would be threatened when we joined. We put ourselves on the front line so that other Pokemon don't have to. We do it for them."

"Yeah," Lumi gave the Malamar a knowing smile, "We are members of the Crimson Guild to help others, to explore new places, and to protect the world from troublemakers and evildoers. It may be a dangerous life, but it's a fun one! And I can't say I've enjoyed my time more anywhere else than under Crimson's leadership."

She remembered the day Crimson had revealed himself to the citizens of the Pokemon Village, the day he flew in on Unix. When he told the town the threat the Psychic Rebellion had on this world and his immediate plan of action to stop it, forming the Crimson Guild, many laughed at him. They believed he was claiming rubbish, that the missing Pokemon number that was growing wasn't related at all to the Psychic Rebellion's activities, and mocked him for it. Some said even if his claims were true, there was no way they would unite under the leadership of a Chimchar...no way...

And then Crimson performed what came to be known as the Demonstration...and three weeks later, here his organization stood. Internationally connected and growing by the minute. Lumi was proud to be one of their finest members and have that Elite title by her team name.

Perhaps the Malamar meant well. Perhaps not. But his words of warning would not affect which side of the line she and Skyball fell upon. They were with Crimson till the end. They were with each other till the end. They were Team Volt till the end.

"If it hadn't been for the Crimson Guild, I wouldn't have met Skyball," Lumi turned towards her Emolga partner, who gave a half-witted salute to her. "Or Dee...wait..." she began to look around for the tiny form of Dedenne, but wasn't able to find her, "Where did Dee go?"




"Thievery? Not on my watch!" Dee mumbled under her breath as she shot to the side like an arrow. Instead of giving chase as many normal Pokemon would, she kept side by side with Temperance while she tried to make her getaway. One thing was for sure...Dee was much faster. Her tiny form allowed her to dart from place to place as if she was a little flash of orange. She was hard to keep track of and she knew it.

Before long, a building had crossed in between the two Pokemon, separating them. Dee took this as an advantage, scurrying towards an alleyway and crossing through it. At the same time, she began to gain altitude, climbing the walls higher and higher until she was three stories above the ground. She stayed high, but kept low so as not to be spotted. Leaping across to another window sill, she peered down at the Meowstic below with calculation in her gaze. From Temperance's perspective, it would appear that she had gotten away with it.

Dee realigned herself, prepared an attack, made sure she had the angles lined up, and jumped. She flew through the air in a downward arc that was aimed directly at the Meowstic. It was from above, so that she would have the element of surprise on her side. After all, people and Pokemon seldom looked up. She had charged up a Thunder Punch in advance and, upon being within range, would strike at Temperance's head with full force behind it as well as momentum and gravity adding to that. Once contact was made and the Thunder Punch followed through, she would leap off the Meowstic from wherever the momentum took her and would land gracefully across from her, blocking any escape route.

"I not gonna let you get away with this," she growled, her eyes glinting steel despite being an Electric-Type, "You can't take advantage of people like that and think there won't be any consequences."

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Character Portrait: Temperance Nyaonix Character Portrait: Dee the Dedenne

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Temperance was a born runner, and her level of parkour skill was on full display as she easily cleared even large trash bins and made several wall jumps in places, climbing buildings just as easily. She would pose a challenge to keep up with, and when Dee leapt down to make the attack, Temperance would stop short of Dee's intended contact point as she uncovered her ears. "Try me, little mouse."

Temperance focused psychic energy on tossing a large nearby trash bin, the kind found behind big businesses, towards the small mouse, a Fake Out attack attempted to delay and deter the rodent from effectively attacking her as she took off running again, once more scaling a building with three well placed leaps and some wall jumps (if not wall running for short periods).

Reaching into her pack, she pulled out her Smoke Ball, ready to activate it if she needed the extra help.

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Character Portrait: Temperance Nyaonix Character Portrait: Dee the Dedenne

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"Woah!" Dee cried out as she zipped to the right, narrowly avoiding the massive dumpster as it flew past, crashing into one of the buildings. Luckily the structure held, although that would be a nasty surprise for the occupant to open their door to. But Dee wasn't worried about that. Dee was focused on the Meowstic running alongside the walls and reaching the rooftops.

Continuing to follow, Dee kept pace from below. Despite this, she found the task rather difficult. Temperance was very fast herself and it was taking everything she had to keep up with her. Dee knew that in a long haul, Temperance would win. She just couldn't maintain top speed for this long. She'd have to take a different approach.

The Dedenne found a rather large gap in between buildings...a gap so huge nothing but a Flying-Type could make the jump from rooftop to rooftop. Temperance was running out or road to run and she'd have to redirect her path of travel soon. Dee kept careful eye of where she'd move next, knowing the strategy she'd set for each path she'd take.

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Character Portrait: Temperance Nyaonix Character Portrait: Dee the Dedenne

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Temperance activated the Smoke Ball when she reached the edge of the building, creating a large and distracting plume of smoke that was quite expansive, no doubt an attention grabber, even if seeing into it was nigh impossible for most Pokemon species. Inside of the plume, which served as great cover, Temperance would stop moving to toss a few Poke off the building in the direction of the large leap. The pieces would strike the floor, a signal indicating she leapt off the building and possibly dropped it on landing. The sly cat Pokemon would then begin running the way she originally came, using the smoke plume as cover while Dee no doubt headed towards the Poke coins, at least in Temperance's mind.

The expansive plume of smoke would keep expanding as Temperance recollected the orb and stopped it from emitting more smoke; she had more than enough in the area to serve as cover, cover she could exploit in hopes of her little deception working as intended. In her mind, she plotted. "I need to reach a fashion shop, or get to the entertainment area. I can blend in easier there while getting a new outfit."

Her speed remained as swift as ever, and she kept as low a profile as she could as she proceeded, hopefully staying out of Dee's sight, and thus losing the small mouse.

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Character Portrait: Emiko Touko Character Portrait: Lumi the Pachirisu Character Portrait: Skyball the Emolga Character Portrait: Temperance Nyaonix Character Portrait: Dee the Dedenne Character Portrait: Zoltan Calamanero

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"Actually...I didn't really get your name. But I gotta thank you. Nothing like the occasional loss to motivate you to get back to training hard and getting stronger. And I'm sure Dweller feels the same way." Touko turned towards Team Volt, not registering the fat one of the group. "I know an Emolga when I see one, and I've heard tell of a Pachirisu from the cold wastes of Sinnoh, but...what the heck are you? More importantly, what was that thing that just took me to school? You're going to have to show me where Pokemon go to get stronger around here...I'm sure Dweller knows, but he needs to rest for now after taking a beating like that!"

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Characters Present

Character Portrait: Emiko Touko Character Portrait: Lumi the Pachirisu Character Portrait: Skyball the Emolga Character Portrait: Temperance Nyaonix Character Portrait: Dee the Dedenne Character Portrait: Zoltan Calamanero

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Dee watched as the edge of the roof has suddenly shrouded in purple, wispy smoke that masked the mischievous cat Pokemon movements. Thinking quickly, Dee kept her vision in her peripherals while running back the way she came so as to keep an eye on where she left the smoke cloud. She began scurrying back into the alley...when the soft clinking of coins caught the Dedenne's attention. Whirling around, she spotted the shiny lustrous quality of the Poke that had been stolen. Sighing in relief, Dee ran over to it and pocketed the Poke before anyone else could do so, stealing a glance back at the plume of smoke that was beginning to dissipate. Temperance was long gone.

Next time, Dee thought as she began to make her way back towards Lumi and Skyball, Next time I'll get her...

The scurry back to the front of the baseball stadiums didn't take that long. By the time she arrived, the battle between Touko and the Malamar had ceased. Luckily, the boy Temperance stole the Poke from hadn't strayed too far from the location and the Dedenne was able to quickly swing by and leave the Poke in a suitable location so that the boy would spot it and pocket it.

"Sweet! Free Poke!" came the call from the boy as Dee rejoined Lumi and Skyball once more.

"Hey thanks for helping me chase down the Meowstic, by the way," Dee's words couldn't be laced with any more sarcasm. Lumi reared back from the sudden spitefulness of her tone.

"Dee, we didn't see you leave!" the Pachirisu protested, "One second you were there...the next, poof!"

"Well, maybe if you'd pay attention and stay on guard, you would've noticed that Meowstic steal a kid's money!"

Skyball just shrugged, "Hey, the past is the past, Dee. What happened happened, so it's best not to gripe about it. Did you at least catch her?"

Dee growled at the Emolga's easy nature, "No, she got away. But she at least dropped the Poke."

"Then no harm no foul," Skyball reasoned, "Everyone's happy, nothing's changed. The wrong was righted and we can carry on."

"Arceus, I hate the way you two act sometimes," Dee lamented as the two members of Team Volt gathered around her, "It's like you don't take this job seriously."

"We do," Skyball patted her shoulder, "We just don't show it."

"Yeah, sometimes there's more to life than stressing about every mission," Lumi added, "Do you know how many lines I would have on my face if I followed your path every day? I'd be a toddler's art project!"

Dee sighed, "I'm really glad I'm on Team Vitality. I don't know how Rubira puts up with you guys."

"Oh come on," Lumi said defiantly, "Rubira loves us! AND I LOVE MY RAPIDASH!"

This inspired a fit of laughter from Skyball as Touko walked up to the three of them and asked them to show her a place where she could make her Pokemon stronger. Dee turned to Lumi as her eyes represented deep focus, her mind in a sea of thoughts and idea. She knew a place.

Dee knew what she was thinking. "Absolutely not!" she cried, "We are not taking her to Crimson!"

"Well, she does want to get stronger," Lumi turned to stare at Dee, "And Crimson's the strongest Pokemon we know. Maybe he could train her. He does know Touko after all."

"But then we'd have to get her through the Pokemon Village!" Dee flustered, "They don't like humans! Also, isn't the Crimson Guild not supposed to be involved with any human affairs? In any way?"

"Just think for a moment," Skyball added, "What would Crimson say to Touko's request if he were here?"

Dee placed a palm on her tiny head and sighed, "I don't know...I guess, he would allow it and try to push us to be okay with the idea as well."

Lumi nodded, "Then it's settled. We're taking her to Crimson." She stood in front of the former Champion and motioned for her to follow. "Let's take her to the rendezvous point. At least there, she can follow Unix instead of trying to find her own way to the headquarters." she called back to Dee and Skyball.

Dee muttered something before darting towards the direction of the makeshift base they were leading Touko to. Skyball immediately took to the skies and flew ahead of them, scouting out the area in front of them. Lumi did the actual leading, keeping just far enough ahead for Touko to always be within sight as they rounded corner and traversed the streets.

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Characters Present

Character Portrait: Emiko Touko Character Portrait: Lumi the Pachirisu Character Portrait: Skyball the Emolga Character Portrait: Temperance Nyaonix Character Portrait: Dee the Dedenne Character Portrait: Zoltan Calamanero

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"Huh. Guess that's a yes, then. Thanks, everyone. I have to get stronger if there are more Trainers like the one with that...Malamar, apparently," Touko nodded as she checked her Pokedex. "Hopefully once I become Champion again, Unova won't have to worry as much about what just happened. I'm not the naive little girl that set out from Nuvema anymore...I know they're going to happen now that we're no longer alone out in the darkness of space. But if, as Champion, I can use my influence and authority to prevent a similar incident from breaking out..." She sighed. N and Alder were right. Sometimes you had to be realistic.

"Damn it all. I hope I don't have to blindfold myself for this trip. But think of it this way...you guys get to talk with Zekrom himself, how cool does that sound? Let's get to the training grounds!"

The setting changes from nimbasa-city to The Impervious Door

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Cryoface Character Portrait: Michael Samuelle Character Portrait: Marlene Angel Character Portrait: Jordan Duram Character Portrait: Casren Bistreo Character Portrait: Kathryn Connors Character Portrait: Akio the Wanderer Character Portrait: Temperance Nyaonix Character Portrait: Erin Solis Character Portrait: Selena Fairglow Character Portrait: Irral, the First Son. Character Portrait: Dread Pirate Captain Blackheart Character Portrait: Havasikaji Character Portrait: E.V.E. Character Portrait: The Impervious Door Character Portrait: Aoi Azul Character Portrait: The Man in the Hoodie

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A small bipedal feline, standing with a humanlike posture, walked up to the door behind everyone else. Its fur was predominantly white, with an accentuation of dark brown, including entirely white ears, noticeable for their curled tips. The tuft of fur between the ears was dark brown and curled up. The collar of fur around its neck was also dark brown, and had a curl that rose to the face. Its eyes are were light blue, with blue-green pupils. The two tails it had were dark brown at the base, and ended in white, fluffy curls. Its arms ended in dark brown patches, and its legs were mostly dark brown in a fashion resembling stockings. Hidden inside its ears, safely tucked away, were colored organs used to emit psychic energy. It was wearing a small traveling outfit that consisted of a small blue coat with pockets, a blue-green shawl, no doubt with pockets, and a red-orange flower pin.

So, it's a door. Terra is an odd place. Well, this is where I was told a treasure was sleeping. Seems a lot of other hopefuls are here, though. Humans are annoyingly organizational.


It walked forward, intent on passing through the entrance, disregarding the presence of the others at the moment. The sensation that awaited was unexpected, however. It's expression never changed.

My strength fades... Is it Gastro Acid? Not quite... Definitely not Paralysis, and definitely not Confusion.


Throwing a few air punches while staying behind most of the main group, it looked at its arms.

I can still use some of my Moves. This shouldn't be too big an issue, and my movement feels unhindered. My eyesight feels less sharp than normal, but my senses are intact. This is... No. It's a Seal Trap? Have I been Sealed? ...That must be it. A Seal Trap that also applies the effect of Gastro Acid. It isn't a PP-Zero Trap, since I can still use some of my moves.


The feline would then fish around in her bag, as if looking for something, unless she was interrupted.

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Cryoface Character Portrait: Michael Samuelle Character Portrait: Marlene Angel Character Portrait: Jordan Duram Character Portrait: Casren Bistreo Character Portrait: Kathryn Connors Character Portrait: Akio the Wanderer Character Portrait: Temperance Nyaonix Character Portrait: Erin Solis Character Portrait: Selena Fairglow Character Portrait: Irral, the First Son. Character Portrait: Highlord Dorant Magthulia Character Portrait: Dread Pirate Captain Blackheart Character Portrait: Havasikaji Character Portrait: E.V.E. Character Portrait: The Impervious Door Character Portrait: Aoi Azul Character Portrait: The Man in the Hoodie

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"How fascinating" An old, wizened man placed his hand on the door, rubbing it and gazing at it with old curious eyes. How he had come to be there was inexplicable, none would have seen him enter, none would have seen anything that suggested he had arrived. One moment he wasn't, and the next, he was just there.

"I wonder how long ago this was made, and the hands that must have made it... perhaps the descendants yet live? This light is curious, I wonder what it's purpose is."

The oddity of this man was perhaps compounded by the fact that whatever seemed to be effecting the others had no hold over. The curiosity of the door however did cause a very strange sort of mirage to shift in and out of visibility.

At once there was two figures. The old wizened man with his robes and curious eyes, and the ungodly massive body of a dragon larger than the whole of the planet.

Dorant Magthulia, that was his name, and there were perhaps a handful of people that might recongnize him, for he the beast for which Dorant Valley Was named. He was the great and ancient dragon that had nearly destroyed the world merely through the act of being present upon it's surface.

He peered at Akio and said suddenly "My dear fellow, you seem to be surrounded by ghosts, and some of them seem quite old." The blue eyed Dorant carefully walked over to Akio, or rather to a space on his left, peering at something that wasn't there. "Hmm, interesting. They look like you. I figure your related? So very curious, you little things."

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Cryoface Character Portrait: Michael Samuelle Character Portrait: Marlene Angel Character Portrait: Jordan Duram Character Portrait: Casren Bistreo Character Portrait: Kathryn Connors Character Portrait: Akio the Wanderer Character Portrait: Temperance Nyaonix Character Portrait: Erin Solis Character Portrait: Selena Fairglow Character Portrait: Irral, the First Son. Character Portrait: Highlord Dorant Magthulia Character Portrait: Dread Pirate Captain Blackheart Character Portrait: Havasikaji Character Portrait: E.V.E. Character Portrait: The Impervious Door Character Portrait: Aoi Azul Character Portrait: The Man in the Hoodie Character Portrait: Southpaw Sentry

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As the various adventurers progressed towards the end of the passage beyond The Impervious Door, which disabled most technology and damply muted all magical, supernatural, mutant, or otherwise superb abilities, a jumbled figure slowly emerged from the darkness. At first it looked like a pile of rocks. The Aschen flashlights revealed its true form.

Crouched on the ground, blocking the way forward, was an enormous Gollum. It appeared to be made from the same materials as The Impervious Door. Open eyes set with sparkling emeralds stared down at the party. It’s expression was one of peace. It had its left elbow placed on the ground before it, hand extended forward with it’s palm turned up. It seemed to be waiting for something.


By this time, Casren Bistreo was exhausted. Bristly clumps of hair emerged from random spots on his body. His ears had grown to points. His suit hung on him, and his pupils were far too large. The adult male, who had been of fair complexion, was now gray skinned and dark haired.

He gave a weak smile back at Cryoface, gesturing towards the Gollum. The two kinda looked alike.

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Cryoface Character Portrait: Michael Samuelle Character Portrait: Marlene Angel Character Portrait: Jordan Duram Character Portrait: Casren Bistreo Character Portrait: Kathryn Connors Character Portrait: Akio the Wanderer Character Portrait: Temperance Nyaonix Character Portrait: Erin Solis Character Portrait: Selena Fairglow Character Portrait: Irral, the First Son. Character Portrait: Highlord Dorant Magthulia Character Portrait: Dread Pirate Captain Blackheart Character Portrait: Havasikaji Character Portrait: E.V.E. Character Portrait: The Impervious Door Character Portrait: Aoi Azul Character Portrait: The Man in the Hoodie Character Portrait: Southpaw Sentry

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Selene hung back a bit as the others made their way into the hall. She began to whisper in a demonic language and a small portal opened up. From the portal a a wolf like creature stepped out. It was covered in red fur with a row of curved spikes along it's back. Its tail was covered in quills like that of a porcupine. A green acidic poison covered them. It's eyes glowed green and a fel green fire burned within it's mouth.

Selene looks to the hall and the hellhound dashed into the hall. It let out a howl and it could be seen that the fire with it's mouth had died down. Selene didn't like this but she followed her hellhound into the hall. She felt a drain on her power and frowned she hoped this was only temporary... She hoped this even more as she reached the end of the hall and saw the gollum.

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Cryoface Character Portrait: Michael Samuelle Character Portrait: Marlene Angel Character Portrait: Jordan Duram Character Portrait: Casren Bistreo Character Portrait: Kathryn Connors Character Portrait: Akio the Wanderer Character Portrait: Temperance Nyaonix Character Portrait: Erin Solis Character Portrait: Selena Fairglow Character Portrait: Irral, the First Son. Character Portrait: Highlord Dorant Magthulia Character Portrait: Dread Pirate Captain Blackheart Character Portrait: Havasikaji Character Portrait: E.V.E. Character Portrait: The Impervious Door Character Portrait: Aoi Azul Character Portrait: The Man in the Hoodie Character Portrait: Southpaw Sentry

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The Man in the Hoodie continued to ignore the advances of the others and continued on at a brisk pace. Havasikaji looked to Casren and gave an apologetic shrug. But she was very cold. The strange effects of the door had caused her magic to become weaker, and her breath came out in puffs.
When the golem suddenly formed, Havasikaji started a fire spell, but then saw it appeared to be friendly, so she left her powers on standby. The Man in the Hoodie, however, continued to walk forwards, attempting to bypass it and continue on his/her/it's/their way.

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Cryoface Character Portrait: Michael Samuelle Character Portrait: Marlene Angel Character Portrait: Jordan Duram Character Portrait: Casren Bistreo Character Portrait: Kathryn Connors Character Portrait: Akio the Wanderer Character Portrait: Temperance Nyaonix Character Portrait: Erin Solis Character Portrait: Selena Fairglow Character Portrait: Irral, the First Son. Character Portrait: Highlord Dorant Magthulia Character Portrait: Dread Pirate Captain Blackheart Character Portrait: Havasikaji Character Portrait: E.V.E. Character Portrait: The Impervious Door Character Portrait: Aoi Azul Character Portrait: The Man in the Hoodie Character Portrait: Southpaw Sentry

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The Gollum’s eyes lit up, bathing everyone present in a green glow. He would prove completely impassable to the man in the gray hoodie, as well as any others who simply tried to press on.

“It’s... alive?” Casren panted out, maintaining his human form a labored task.

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